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Absent Minded Quotes


"Let the lover be disgraceful, crazy, absent-minded. Someone sober will worry about events going badly. Let the lover be." - Rumi

"The secret motive of the absent-minded is to be innocent while guilty. Absent-mindedness is spurious innocence." - Saul Bellow

"Most of my decisions in life seem absent-minded but inevitable." - Mason Cooley

"Now I don't know which way to be. Absent-minded or respectful." - Pablo Neruda

"I'm not the greatest boyfriend, but I'm not a creep. It's more like I'm... absent-minded." - Matt Dillon

"Our myriad-minded Shakespeare." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"I'm very open-minded." - Gabrielle Reece

"The Fates, like an absent-minded printer, seldom allow a single line to stand perfect and unmarred." - George Santayana

"Let the lover be disgraceful, crazy, absent-minded. Someone sober will worry about events going badly. Let the lover be." - Rumi

"I just remembered that I'm absent minded... wait, I mean I lost my mind, I can't find it." - Eminem

"The absent partie is still faultie." - George Herbert

"The absent are always in the wrong" - Philippe Nericault Destouches

"Never speak ill of an absent friend." - Plautus

"Don't be absent from your own life." - Jessica Lange

"Absent in body, but present in spirit." - Bible

"Merely fact-minded sciences make merely fact-minded people." - Edmund Husserl

"Be a tough-minded optimist." - Frosty Westering

"I'm just not security-minded." - George Michael

"I'm the classic absent-minded professor: I'm very focused on something, and meanwhile, I've left the refrigerator door open for hours." - Jewel Kilcher

"I left parts of myself everywhere, The way absent-minded people leave Gloves and umbrellas Whose colors are sad from dispensing so much bad luck" - Charles Simic

"There is a notion that creative people are absent-minded, reckless, heedless of social customs and obligations. It is, hopefully, true for they are in another world altogether." - Mary Oliver

"I must be getting absent-minded. Whenever I complain that things aren't what they used to be, I always forget to include myself." - George Burns

"I hated school so intensely. It interfered with my freedom. I avoided the discipline by an elaborate technique of being absent-minded during classes." - Sigrid Undset

"I'm the classic absent-minded professor: I'm very focused on something, and meanwhile, I've left the refrigerator door open for hours." - Jewel

"Nature soon takes over if the gardener is absent." - Penelope Hobhouse

"Hate can only flourish where love is absent." - William Menninger

"Where love is absent, there can be no woman." - George Sand

"Human feet are conspicuously absent from beer making." - Steve Mirsky

"This bed yawns beneath the weight of our absent selves." - Maya Angelou

"The absent are like children, helpless to defend themselves." - Charles Reade

"I can be horrifically single-minded." - Trisha

"One must always be civic-minded." - Hiroo Onoda

"Radical politics tend to be simple minded." - Israel Horovitz

"The low minded are fond of deception the nature of low-minded people never changes." - Chanakya

"Be open minded, but not so open minded that your brains fall out." - Groucho Marx

"I believe in the gods; or rather I believe that I believe in the gods. But I don't believe that they are great brooding presences watching over us; I believe they are completely absent minded." - Jean Giraudoux

"Slothful, feeble, pretentious, pedantic, elitist - these are some of the epithets that eventually become associated with the absent minded scholar, the poor sighted reader, the book worm, the nerd." - Alberto Manguel

"Old men when they begin to hear the last trumpet, on the morning breeze, often have a kind of absent-minded smile; like people listening. And their smiles are just politeness." - Joyce Cary

"I believe in the gods. Or rather I believe that I believe in the gods. But I don't believe that they are great brooding presences watching over us; I believe they are completely absent-minded." - Jean Giraudoux

"Mr. Speaker, a new report says only 7% of scientists believe in God. That is right. And the reason they gave was that the scientists are "super smart". Unbelievable. Most of these absent-minded professors cannot find the toilet." - James Traficant

"His absent-minded scientist, Dr. Strabismus (whom God Preserve) of Utrecht, had to his credit a list of inventions that included 'a leather grape', 'a revolving wheelbarrow', 'a hollow glass walking stick for keeping very small flannel shirts in..." - Bernard Levin

"It is just as cowardly to judge an absent person as it is wicked to strike a defenseless one. Only the ignorant and narrow-minded gossip, for they speak of persons instead of things." - Lawrence G Lovasik

"I'm sure a psychologist would see something highly significant in how absent-minded I am. I mean I'd forget my head if it wasn't attached to my neck by muscles, ligaments and my esophagus." - Alexei Sayle

"A low-minded person should not be given good advice." - Chanakya

"They (low-minded) ones should never be trusted." - Chanakya

"If you're too open-minded; your brains will fall out." - Lawrence Ferlinghetti

"You're so heavenly minded, you're no earthly good." - Johnny Cash

"How great in number are the little minded men" - Plautus

"One thing about being narrow-minded: you'll never be lonely." - Mort Sahl

"To become historically-minded is to be grown-up." - James Harvey Robinson

"I'm very budget-minded myself, and it serves me well." - Tim Gunn

"My single-minded aim is to give existence to fantasy." - Claes Oldenburg

"We're not a political band, we're a socially-minded band." - Chester Bennington

"It is increasingly important to be open-minded." - Tucker Carlson

"When I first came here, Hollywood was very closed-minded." - Tia Carrere

"Office politics are bloody-minded, but weak on content." - Mason Cooley

"You want something? Go get it with single-minded devotion." - Reggie Lee

"You know, people aren't always the most open-minded." - Miguel

"Nothing makes a man broad-minded like adversity." - Will Rogers

"How great in number are the little minded men." - Plautus

"My daughter and stepson are really broad-minded." - Sade Adu

"The most learned are often the most narrow minded." - William Hazlitt

"I did come from a pretty independent-minded family." - David Hockney

"I've always been strong-minded, but I wonder." - Alicia Keys

"It's stupid to have a simple-minded view." - Jeremy Paxman

"It's stupid to have a simple-minded view." - Jeremy Paxton

"Books are absent teachers." - Mortimer Adler

"An absent friend gives us friendly company when we are well assured of his happiness." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"At first I was iridescent, then I became transparent, finally I was absent" - Paul Kantner

"Not an angel of the air, Bird melodious or bird fair, Be absent hence!" - William Shakespeare

"Those who are absent, by its means become present; it [mail] is the consolation of life." - Voltaire

"Genuinely skillful use of obscenities is uniformly absent on the Internet." - Karl Kleinpaste

"Sweet is the dream, divinely sweet, When absent souls in fancy meet." - Thomas Moore

"There is no greatness where simplicity, goodness and truth are absent." - Leo Tolstoy

"The sun was set, and Vesper, to supply his absent beams, had lighted up the sky." - John Dryden

"Let no one be willing to speak ill of the absent." - Propertius

"The author of haiku should be absent, and only the haiku present." - Anne Bancroft

"Where power is absent we may find the robe of genius, but we miss the throne." - Walter Savage Landor

"Overlook our deeds, since you know that crime was absent from our inclination." - Ovid

"When you seek a connection to God, you suffer. God is not absent." - Mark Whitwell

"At dramatic rehearsals, the only author that's better than an absent one is a dead one." - George S Kaufman

"If there's no relationship with a father who's absent, nobody talks about it." - Charles B Rangel

"Out of sight, out of mind. The absent are always in the wrong." - Thomas A Kempis

"That which is revealed when thoughts are absent is also here when thoughts are present." - Mooji

"The absent danger greater still appears less fears he who is near the thing he fears." - Samuel Daniel

"A committee should consist of three men, two of whom are absent." - Herbert Beerbohm Tree

"Mind over matter. Weak minded people are easily influenced. Strong minded people you can't break their will." - Lee Boyd Malvo

"Effective people are not problem minded; they're opportunity-minded. They feed opportunities and starve problems. They think preventively." - Peter Drucker

"Most good police officers are very open-minded. The bad ones are the ones who are close-minded." - Peter James

"Some of us are born big-minded with small penises. Others have big penises and small-minded." - John Lydon

"It isn't the instrument that influences High-Minded or Low-Minded; it's the quality of Mind itself." - Cynthia Ozick

"By all means let's be open-minded, but not so open-minded that our brains drop out." - Richard Dawkins

"Do not talk to me of Archimedes' lever. He was an absent-minded person with a mathematical imagination. Mathematics commands my respect, but I have no use for engines. Give me the right word and the right accent and I will move the world." - Joseph Conrad

"The reaction I got from Sonia [Braga] in less than 48 hours after I sent her the script [Aquarius] was so genuine that it left me stunned. Often when you show people scripts, you get polite, absent-minded reactions, as well as exclamations of "What the f - k is this?"." - Sonia Braga

"The Judo pupil, therefore, must cultivate his mind; he must never feel fear, never lose his temper, never be off his guard; but he must be cool and calm, though not absent-minded; he must act as quick as thought, according to circumstances. He must also be dexterous as well as bold both in attack and in defense." - Yokoyama Sakujiro

"Rolf Ekeus, his appearance can deceive. He looks somewhere between an international diplomat and a mad professor. He's got that sort of shock of white hair and a slightly absent-minded way of speaking. But he's extremely sharp and very serious about power relationships." - Barton Gellman

"If unconditional love and genuine enthusiasm are present, praise isn't necessary. If they're absent, praise won't help." - Alfie Kohn

"It is astonishingly beautiful and interesting, how thought is absent when you have an insight. Thought cannot have an insight." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

"As work weeks get longer and leisure time shrinks, people are becoming sicker, more distracted, absent, unproductive, and less innovative." - Brigid Schulte

"I hate being placed on committees. They are always having meetings at which half are absent and the rest late." - Oliver Wendell Holmes

"Holy Father, in thy mercy, Hear our anxious prayer. Keep out loved ones, now far absent, 'Neath Thy care." - Isabella S. Stephenson

"How sweet the task to shield an absent friend! I ask but this of mine to - not defend." - Lord Byron

"Everything disturbs an absent lover." - Miguel De Cervantes

"Woman absent is woman dead." - Ambrose Bierce

"Achilles absent was Achilles still!" - Homer

"The absent are easily refuted." - C S Lewis

"To get something done, a committee should consist of no more than three men, two of whom are absent." - Robert Copeland

"Ever absent, ever near; Still I see thee, still I hear; Yet I cannot reach thee, dear!" - Francis Kazinczy

"A market economy cannot thrive absent the well-being of average people, even in a gilded age." - Jaron Lanier

"Without audiences, artists would be doing something else, and their creative and technical skills would fall on absent eyes." - Ryan Kavanaugh

"The proposition that humans have mental characteristics wholly absent in non-humans is inconsistent with the theory of evolution." - Gary L Francione

"The Bluebird of Happiness long absent from his life, Ned is visited by the Chicken of Depression." - Gary Larson

"Woman absent is woman dead." - Walter Bagehot

"More than 72 percent of children in the African-American community are born out of wedlock. That means absent fathers." - Don Lemon

"No one has ever asked an actor, 'You're playing a strong-minded man...' We assume that men are strong-minded, or have opinions. But a strong-minded woman is a different animal." - Meryl Streep

"If you don't think you're close-minded for not believing in Zeus, then please don't accuse atheists of being close-minded for not believing in your god." - Greta Christina

"Science progresses not because scientists as a whole are passionately open-minded but because different scientists are passionately closed-minded about different things." - Henry H. Bauer

"A guardian is broad-minded and understanding. A guard, on the other hand, is a vigilante, narrow-minded and most of the time despotic." - Carlos Castaneda

"They are the weakest-minded and the hardest-hearted men that most love change." - John Ruskin

"I minded my own business, and, unfortunately, so did everyone else." - Frances Farmer

"The disgrace of one's people brings sorrow to the Nobel minded." - Chanakya

"I've always been politically minded, you know, and against the status quo." - John Lennon

"The man grinned back at me with that perfect sincerity we fear and call simple-minded." - Gregory David Roberts

"Be strong minded, and always believe that the impossible is possible." - Selena

"Be observing constantly. Stay open-minded. Be eager to learn and improve." - John Wooden

"Having things organized is for small-minded people. Genius controls chaos." - Jens Voigt

"You must' be so open-minded that your brains fall out." - Susan Cheever

"The most powerful purpose statements are crystal clear and single-minded in their focus." - Roy Spence

"The boy who uses vulgar words will be shunned by all right-minded boys." - Anonymous

"Do not be so open-minded that your brains fall out." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"I've never minded my kids watching any of the series I did. That's important to me" - Lee Majors

"The more mirror-minded you become, the more your home will reflect shining charm!" - Dorothy Draper

"I think in many ways narrow minded-attitudes lead to extreme thinking." - Dalai Lama

"Harriet never minded admitting she didn't know something. So what, she thought, I could always learn." - Louise Fitzhugh

"To the rationally minded the mental processes of the intuitive appear to work backwards" - Frances G. Wickes

"A small group of determined and like-minded people can change the course of history." - Mahatma Gandhi

"In the mid 1990s the Korean film industry was really open-minded." - Bong Joon-ho

"The Americans are extremely gadget minded people and American gadgets have a peculiar characteristic: they work." - George Mikes

"The only prerequisites to leadership are that you remain positive, calm, and open-minded." - Alexis Hunter

"A goodly number of scientists are not only narrow-minded and dull, but also just stupid." - James D Watson

"Small nations are like indecently dressed women. They tempt the evil-minded." - Julius Nyerere

"I simply want the music to to find its way to open-minded people." - Jon Foreman

"Imitation is for shirkers, like-minded-ness for the comfort lovers, unifying for the creators." - Mary Parker Follett

"Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry." - Cassandra Clare

"I chose cultural anthropology, since it offered the greatest opportunity to write high-minded balderdash." - Kurt Vonnegut

"The more you think you know, the more closed-minded you'll be." - Ray Dalio

"From the saintly and single-minded idealist to the fanatic is often but a step." - Friedrich August von Hayek

"North Texas is by far the most serious minded jazz program I have encountered." - Dave Liebman

"No one who is rightly minded turns from true belief to false." - Justin Martyr

"The footprints of a free-minded man are always towards the forward direction." - Mehmet Murat Ildan



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