20 Inspiring Intimacy Quotes

I have been thinking about intimacy recently. In this search, I came across many amazing quotes and wanted to share them with you. I hope they can inspire you to explore what intimacy means to you 🙂


20 Inspiring Intimacy Quotes

Following are 20 intimacy quotes –

  1. “The deepest moments of intimacy occur when you’re not talking.” ~ Patricia Love
  2. “Intimacy is a totally different dimension. It is allowing the other to come into you, to see you as you see yourself.” ~ Osho
  3. “Real intimacy is a sacred experience. It never exposes its secret trust and belonging to the voyeuristic eye of a neon culture. Real intimacy is of the soul, and the soul is reserved.” ~ John O’Donohue
  4. “It is an absolute human certainty that no one can know his own beauty or perceive a sense of his own worth until it has been reflected back to him in the mirror of another loving, caring human being.” ~ John Powell
  5. “Intimacy is being seen and known as the person you truly are.” ~ Amy Bloom
  6. “If honesty is the key to intimacy, it means we don’t have to be perfect and we don’t have to pretend to be perfect.” ~ Donald Miller
  7. “Intimacy is not something that just happens between two people; it is a way of being alive. At every moment, we are choosing either to reveal ourselves or to protect ourselves, to value ourselves or to diminish ourselves, to tell the truth or to hide. To dive into life or to avoid it. Intimacy is making the choice to be connected to, rather than isolated from, our deepest truth at that moment.” ~ Geneen Roth
  8. “If fear is the great enemy of intimacy, love is its true friend.” ~ Henri Nouwen
  9. “Real intimacy is only possible to the degree that we can be honest about what we are doing and feeling.” ~ Joyce Brothers
  10. “Intimacy is not just physical; it is the deep bond of knowing.” ~ Anonymous
  11. “There’s nothing more intimate in life than simply being understood. And understanding someone else.” ~ Brad Meltzer
  12. “The opposite of loneliness is not togetherness, it’s intimacy.” ~ Richard Bach
  13. “Only intimacy with the self will bring about true healing.” ~ Deepak Chopra
  14. “We think we want sex, but it’s not always about sex. It’s intimacy we want. To be touched. Looked at. Admired. Smiled at. Laugh with someone. Feel safe. Feel like someone’s really got you. That’s what we crave.” ~ Anonymous
  15. “If you only knew how much those little moments with you mattered to me.” ~ Anonymous
  16. “Intimacy is the capacity to be rather weird with someone _ and finding that that’s OK with them.” ~ Alain de Botton
  17. “It is not time or opportunity that is to determine intimacy: – it is disposition alone. Seven years would be insufficient to make some people acquainted with each other, and seven days are more than enough for others.” ~ Jane Austen
  18. “Intimacy is healing.” ~ Dean Ornish
  19. “The highest form of love is the love that allows for intimacy without the annihilation of difference.” ~ Parker J. Palmer
  20. “Real intimacy; real love has to do with a joining of the mind, a joining of the spirit, a joining of the heart.” ~ Marianne Williamson


Over to You…

Which quote was your favourite? Do you have a favourite quote on intimacy that was not included? If so, feel free to share it below. What does intimacy mean to you? For me, it is simply – “in-to-me-I-c” 🙂


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  • Neveron

    Reply Reply March 8, 2021

    Intimacy, Real intimacy, cannot be articulated nor expressed because it is the most sacred form of communication and connection. Intimacy is the space and place for the highest form of creativity, the demonstration of unconditional love and commitment.

    • Jane

      Reply Reply March 8, 2021

      Thanks Neveron for sharing your insights – appreciate it. Yes it is definitely hard to express that is for sure. That is part of the reason, why I love the poetry that has lasted throughout the years 🙂

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