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"The God of merely traditional believers is the great Absentee of the universe." - William Rounseville Alger

"The God of merely traditional believers is the great Absentee of the universe." - William R Alger

"Certainly I think being an absentee farther helps in adding a layer of conflict." - Jeffrey Dean Morgan

"You can't be an absentee entrepreneur and expect the team to stay motivated." - Martin Zwilling

"God's role in superintending our world and our lives is neither absentee landlord nor micromanager." - Adam Hamilton

"We plan absentee ownership as far as running the Yankees is concerned." - George Steinbrenner

"It must never be forgotten that Almighty God rules this world. He is not an absentee God." - Edward Mckendree Bounds

"Consider Ireland.... You have a starving population, an absentee aristocracy, and an alien Church, and in addition the weakest executive in the world. That is the Irish Question." - Benjamin Disraeli

"Is there no God, then, but at best an absentee God, sitting idle, ever since the first Sabbath, at the outside of his Universe?" - Thomas Carlyle

"If the guy in front of you at the polls has arm swords, you might want to considering filling out an absentee ballot." - Jon Stewart

"A town in Upstate New York is being accused of being biased 'cause they sent out absentee ballots that say 'Barack Osama.' Today they apologized and printed new ballots that say 'Barack Hussein Osama.'" - Conan O'Brien

"I was the little guy who knew how to tie a necktie. It came from having absentee parents. They were tremendously loving and caring people who, by circumstance, had to go to work." - Harold Ramis

"While Jesus is saving, I'm spending all my days in backgrounds and landscapes with the languages of saints. While people are spinning like toys on Christmas day, I'm inside a still life with the other absentee." - St Vincent

"How do you whip up resentment against absentee landlords and pocketers of bribes when the highest ambition of the people is either to become the former or be in a position to receive the latter?" - John Brunner

"We have seen voters denied their rights in recent elections as they have been incorrectly purged from lists, their absentee votes not counted, and voting machine integrity and security not assured." - Marcy Kaptur

"[Drug] Addiction is awful, the worst if it is your kid. Plenty of loving parents who did everything "right" find themselves with kids caught up with drugs, and plenty of absentee parents have kids who never touch the stuff." - Roxanne Roberts

"While Jesus is saving, I'm spending all my daysin backgrounds and landscapes with the languages of saints.While people are spinning like toys on Christmas day,I'm inside a still life with the other absentee." - St Vincent

"We were always around my dad, so he wasn't absentee at all. I don't think it was normal, but it was exciting. You always had lots of creative people around, and my parents took us everywhere." - Sofia Coppola

"My dad was an absentee dad, so it was always important to me that I was part of my daughter's life, and she deserved two parents, which is part of the rationale behind us staying married for 30 years." - Samuel L Jackson

"If I stay. If I live. It's up to me. All this business about medically induced comas is just doctor talk. It's not up to the doctors. It's not up to the absentee angels. It's not even up to God who, if He exists, is nowhere around right now. It's up to me." - Gayle Forman

"If I stay. If I live. It's up to me. All this business about medically induced comas is just doctor talk. It's not up to the doctors. It's not up to the absentee angels. It's not even up to God who, if He exists, is nowhere around right now. It's up to me." - Gayle Forman

"The workmen in a factory may have a shadowy, unknown absentee "employer" - the thousands of individual owners of stock - whom "management" represents and tries to please by extra dividends. The workman's livelihood is at the disposition of strangers who make a single demand of their representatives: higher profits." - Fulton J Sheen

"The task of educating and feeding youngsters, the task of educating the army, the task of distributing the lands of the former absentee landlords to those who laboured every day upon that same land without receiving its benefits, are accomplishments of social medicine." - Che Guevara

"If I stay. If I live. It's up to me. All this business about medically induced comas is just doctor talk. It's not up to the doctors. It's not up to the absentee angels. It's not even up to God who, if He exists, is nowhere around right now. It's up to me." - Gayle Forman

"Visitation reflects the era of the absentee father; parent time influences the re-emergence of the involved father. Visitation reflects the destruction of the family; parent time influences the reconstruction of the family. Parent time influences an era that understands that as either parents loses, so lose the children." - Warren Farrell

"If one yearns to see the face of the Divine, one must break out of the aquarium, escape the fish farm, to go swim up wild cataracts, dive in deep fjords. One must explore the labyrinth of the reef, the shadows of the lily pads. How limiting, how insulting to think of God as a benevolent warden, an absentee hatchery manager who imprisons us in the 'comfort' of artificial pools, where intermediaries sprinkle our restrictive waters with sanitized flakes of processed nutriment." - Tom Robbins

"Treating mental illness saves all of us money. Take addiction. We heard testimony that for every dollar spent on addiction treatment, we save $7. That's partly because the real cost of addiction is not treatment but all of the other problems addiction costs us - property loss, vehicle crashes, crime, physical injury and illness. The costs of alcohol addiction alone to business are over $150 billion a year in lost productivity, absentee employees, disability and job turnover." - Kathleen Vinehout

"If a legislator is safe from competition, or if he represents groups with the same economic and political beliefs, he does not have to change his ideas or respond to the needs of the broader population. He can rest content with a mediocre, absentee performance knowing he will be returned to office. And as he is returned year after year the seniority system gives him immense control over people from other parts of the country whose views he need not heed at all." - Edward Kennedy

"Your body is the ground metaphor of your life, the expression of your existence... So many of us are not in our bodies, really at home and vibrantly present there. Nor are we in touch with the basic rhythms that constitute our bodily life. We live outside ourselves - in our heads, our memories, our longings - absentee landlords of our own estate. My way back into life was ecstatic dance. I reentered my body by learning to move my self, to dance my own dance from the inside out, not the outside in." - Gabrielle Roth



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