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Quotes of the Day for 10 April 2004 – Distant Love

A reader asked for quotes on long-distance love, complaining "My significant other and I live around 200 miles from each other at the moment, but with every passing day each mile feels like 10." I'm never quite sure how much weight to give that "significant other" phrase, but I've experienced that separation myself at times, and I have some quotes to fit.

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The quotes:

Let me tell you I am better acquainted with you for a long absence, as men are with themselves for a long affliction: absence does but hold off a friend, to make one see him the truer.
     - Alexander Pope, 1688 - 1744

Our hours in love have wings; in absence, crutches.
     - Colley Cibber, 1671 - 1757

In true love the smallest distance is too great, and the greatest distance can be bridged.
     - Hans Nouwens

Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.
     - Kahlil Gibran, 1883 - 1931

No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth.
     - Robert Southey

Separation penetrates the disappearing person like a pigment and steeps him in gentle radiance.
     - Walter Benjamin, 1892 - 1940

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