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From childhood, I have been more of a musician than a singer. People close to me know how much effort I put into practising. Even when I am travelling, I have my tanpura on my iPhone.
The relationship between a military working dog and a military dog handler is about as close as a man and a dog can become. You see this loyalty, the devotion, unlike any other and the protectiveness.
Everything with me is pretty close to the surface, but having kids has completely ruined my emotional equilibrium.
At a certain point in my personal life, I went through a divorce and lost some people close to me.
My ideas come when I least expect it, so I've always got to have a studio nearby or close by somewhere.
There are different gradations of personhood in different poems. Some of them seem far away from me and some up close, and the up-close ones generally don't say what I want them to say. And that's true of the persona in the poem who's lamenting this as a fact of a certain stage of life. But it's also true of me as me.
We are not even close to finishing the basic dream of what the PC can be.
Eradications are special. Zero is a magic number. You either do what it takes to get to zero and you're glad you did it; or you get close, give up and it goes back to where it was before, in which case you wasted all that credibility, activity, money that could have been applied to other things.
I am close - too close - with my family.
Before I lost my voice, it was slurred, so only those close to me could understand, but with the computer voice, I found I could give popular lectures. I enjoy communicating science. It is important that the public understands basic science, if they are not to leave vital decisions to others.
There's a great deal to say in the Bible about the signs we're to watch for, and when these signs all converge at one place we can be sure that we're close to the end of the age.
The close Turkish-Israeli relations go back to the late 1950s - military intelligence, commercial, more recently, tourism and cultural relations.
Computers seem a little too adaptively flexible, like the strange natives, odd societies, and head cases we study in the social sciences. There's more opposable thumb in the digital world than I care for; it's awfully close to human.
P. J. O'Rourke
Actually, to be an effective person politically in this country, I think you have to be thirty or over, and also you have to be rich, well-placed, you have to be close to power. And I don't think that young people, because they look young, can do much, as I think they are counterproductive.
To the extent that philosophical positions both confuse us and close doors to further inquiry, they are likely to be wrong.
E. O. Wilson
Never had he found himself so close to those terrible weapons of feminine artillery.
The welfare state is collapsing all around us. There are people that realize that we can't go on this way, but I'm not sure how many people realize how close we are to the collapse of the U.S. financial system.
Painting is as close as a person can get to actually capturing the heat of the moment.
The only way to avoid being unhappy is to close yourself up in Art and to count for nothing all the rest.
When I'm on a location, I pick a restaurant that's close and private and eat all my meals there.
I've been an important star and lived a full life, yet I only hve three close friends. I guess that's all anyone can expect.
One journalist estimated my liquid net worth at $25 million. That's pretty close. My houses are worth another $7 million.
Homelessness is an issue close to my heart.
I don't know whether I believe in God or not. I think, really, I'm some sort of Buddhist. But the essential thing is to put oneself in a frame of mind which is close to that of prayer.
I became, and remain, my characters' close and intent watcher: their director, never. Their creator I cannot feel that I was, or am.
C. S. Lewis
Leonardo da Vinci
Martin Luther King, Jr.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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