Can miles truly separate you from friends . . . If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there?
I remember thinking I'll go on forever only knowing that I will see you again.
~Dave Matthews Band
You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you.
All days are nights to see till I see thee,
And nights bright days when dreams do show thee to me.
~William Shakespeare, “Sonnet XLIII”
There is magic in long-distance friendships. They let you relate to other human beings in a way that goes beyond being physically together and is often more profound.
As twilight drops its curtain down
And pins it with a star
Remember that you have a friend
Though she may wander far.
~Lucy Maude Montgomery
We all lose friends . . . we lose them in death, to distance and over time. But even though they may be lost, hope is not. The key is to keep them in your heart, and when the time is right, you can pick up the friendship right where you left off. Even the lost find their way home when you leave the light on.
~Amy Marie Walz
The things we truly love stay with us always, locked in our hearts as long as life remains.
In true love the smallest distance is too great, and the greatest distance can be bridged.
The way to love anything is to realise it might be lost.
~G. K. Chesterson
Parting is all we know of heaven
And all we need of hell.
Sometimes when one person is missing, the entire world seems depopulated.
Absence diminishes moderate passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and adds fury to fire.
~Francois de la Rochefoucauld
Absence from whom we love is worse than death.