What is be intimate?

Famous quotes containing the word intimate:

    It is when we try to grapple with another man’s intimate need that we perceive how incomprehensible, wavering, and misty are the beings that share with us the sight of the stars and the warmth of the sun.
    Joseph Conrad (1857–1924)

    We know that every person who is loved feels transformed, unfolded, and he unfolds everything, the most intimate as well as the most familiar, to the one who loves him as well as to himself.... The person one loves is as ungraspable as the universe, as God’s infinite space, he is boundless, full of possibilities, full of secrets.
    Max Frisch (1911–1991)