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Absences Quotes


"Absences are a good influence in love and keep it bright and delicate." - Robert Louis Stevenson

"Darkness is the absence of light. Absences do not exist. Sin does not exist ." - Rajneesh

"Wives in their husbands' absences grow subtler, And daughters sometimes run off with the butler." - Lord Byron

"In the absences of a decent time machine, fiction remains the most sturdy vehicle for visiting other eras." - Tom Nolan

"In the history of women's tennis the great players have come back from long absences with no problems." - Lindsay Davenport

"I was a shy, awkward sort of a boy and my fathers frequent absences from home, along with my hero worship for him, made me even shyer." - Douglas Fairbanks Jr

"Because it is senior year I have begun to see things as potential absences. The things I love will become the things I'll miss." - David Levithan

"I was a shy, awkward sort of a boy and my father's frequent absences from home, along with my hero worship for him, made me even shyer." - Douglas Fairbanks Jr

"I was nerdy and really into computers. I was a good student until my senior year, when I started traveling and had a lot of absences." - Tony Hawk

"With her high pale brow under her faded brown hair, she was like a rock washed clean by years of her husband's absences at conventions, dinners, committee meetings or simply at the office." - Louis Auchincloss

"I don't think life offers any greater experience than the joyful sense of recognition when one finds in a new acquaintance a real friend, or when an old relationship deepens into friendship, or when one finds an old friendship intact despite the passage of years and many absences." - Abigail McCarthy

"The spirit of God, like the sun, always gives all its light at once. The spirit of man resembles the pale moon, which has its phases, its absences and its returns, its lucidity and its spots, its fullness and its disappearance, which borrows all its light from the rays of the sun, and which still dares to intercept them on occasion." - Victor Hugo

"Yes, we are our fathers' sons and daughters, but we are not their choices. For despite their absences we are still here. Still alive, still breathing, with the power to change this world, one little boy and girl at a time." - Daniel Beaty

"There are absences, but there are also presences. It's about how painting can evolve its own abstractions. I didn't know the painting was going to be about that, but it has to have that journey; I have to learn something, I have to end up somewhere I didn't expect to be, otherwise, I don't think it's painting." - Nigel Cooke

"I've been cooking for a nine-year-old and her friends for the better part of seven or eight years. It's how I cook today, it's what makes me happy. I tend to overcompensate for my long absences when I'm home by cooking and it's therapeutic to me - it's how I express love for my daughter. It felt good to do." - Anthony Bourdain

"I am spoken to not in words, which come to me quaint and veiled, but in signs, in conformations of face and hands, in postures of shoulders and feet, in nuances of tune and tone, in gaps and absences whose grammar has never been recorded." - J M Coetzee

"Every one knows, that the mind will not be kept from contemplating what it loves in the midst of crowds and business. Hence come those frequent absences, so observable in conversation; for whilst the body is confined to present company, the mind is flown to that which it delights in." - Mary Astell

"I grew up in a whaling town. We didn't stop whaling in Australia until 1978. And I've always lived in fishing communities. You could say I'm from the Redneck Wing of marine conservation. Everything I know about the sea I learnt at the end of a spear or a hook. Seems weird to admit it, but I hunted and killed my way to enlightenment. Eventually you see where you've been. All the traces you leave are gaps and absences. And it's a sick feeling, knowing you might bequeath a full dose of Nothing to those who come after you." - Tim Winton

"I don't think poetry needs to be "easily understandable." First of all, there are often complexities of syntax, form, unfamiliar absences, etc., that require a deeper concentration than is usually demanded of us. So that, right off the bat, is a little difficult. Then there is the deeper issue of what poetry is really asking of us. I feel it is asking us to read with great, even sacred, care and attention. That, too, is difficult. It requires discipline and the creation of a temporary zone of privacy, which is inimical to our current conditions of life." - Matthew Zapruder