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"Absorb ideas from every source." - Thomas A Edison

"Winners have to absorb losses." - Ice T

"I'm somebody who can absorb a lot." - Sandra Bernhard

"One should absorb the color of life." - Oscar Wilde

"Government expands to absorb revenue - and then some." - Tom Wicker

"Most of the things you absorb you will ultimately secrete." - Tom Waits

"Stories have no point if they don't absorb our terror." - Don Delillo

"Government expands to absorb revenue and then some." - Tom Wicker

"All paid employments... absorb and degrade the mind." - Aristotle

"All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind." - Aristotle

"Some programming languages manage to absorb change, but withstand progress." - Alan Perlis

"Fear is something I try not to absorb." - Mark E Smith

"Movies absorb our attention more completely, I think." - Roger Ebert

"I suspect anyway that the important things we learn we never remember because they become a part of us, we absorb them...we don't absorb multiplication tables." - William Alexander Percy

"Jazz is the type of music that can absorb so many things and still be jazz." - Sonny Rollins

"Jazz has the ability to absorb & transform influences from diverse musical styles." - Andrew S. Gilbert

"We can never at any time absorb more love than we're ready for." - Mignon Mclaughlin

"Inside the book between the lines, was a place to rest and absorb the magic" - Sark

"Be a mirror, absorb everything around you and still remain the same" - Leonardo Da Vinci

"Do not fight with the strength, absorb it, and it flows, use it." - Yip Man

"The child has a mind able to absorb knowledge. He has the power to teach himself." - Maria Montessori

"To Kiss : An attempt to absorb the essence of the other person." - Giacomo Casanova

"If it doesn't absorb you, if it isn't any fun, don't do it." - D H Lawrence

"There are discoverable limits to the amount of change that the human organism can absorb." - Alvin Toffler

"Evil influence is like a nicotine patch, you cannot help but absorb what sticks to you." - E. A. Bucchianeri

"Absorb what is useful, Discard what is not, Add what is uniquely your own." - Bruce Lee

"I want all my senses engaged. Let me absorb the world's variety and uniqueness." - Maya Angelou

"The mind can absorb no more than the seat can endure." - Morton Blackwell

"I am supposed to take the bullets and absorb them. Like a bear. A polar bear." - Arsene Wenger

"The world can absorb only doses of truth... too much would kill it." - William M. Evarts

"Be willing to absorb some risk and failures to allow people freedom to express themselves." - John C Maxwell

"The clock is ticking as nature attempts to absorb the increased greenhouse gas emissions." - Ernest Moniz

"I don't train to absorb the pain, I train to break the pain." - Henry Rono

"Besides one should not believe that the people only want reading that is easy to absorb." - Jean-Paul Sartre

"The soul does not absorb negativity by accident, always by choice." - Dodinsky

"Computers combine things to make new knowledge at such high speed that we cannot absorb it." - Orson Welles

"Can't react every time you're insulted. Free people absorb destructive things and refuse to be destroyed" - Hillary Clinton

"I wish I could live underwater. Maybe then my skin would absorb the sea's consoling silence." - Cristina Garcia

"Children internalize their parents' unhappiness. Fortunately, they absorb our contentment just as readily." - Lucille Ball

"I can elect something I love and absorb myself in it." - Anais Nin

"I tend to absorb a lot of what other people are feeling." - Elisabeth Hasselbeck

"You absorb 2,000 years of history just by being near the Thames." - Martin Freeman

"Museums are good things, places to look and absorb and learn." - Alan King

"Learn silence. With the quiet serenity of a meditative mind, listen, absorb, transcribe, and transform." - Pythagoras

"Learn to be silent. Let your quiet mind listen and absorb." - Pythagoras

"I can't sit down long enough to absorb any kind of learning." - Buddy Rich

"Working on new projects gives you the opportunity to learn and absorb new things." - Michelle Ryan

"It's amazing how much you can absorb on a film set." - Mia Wasikowska

"You don't want to love - your eternal and abnormal craving is to be loved. You aren't positive, you're negative. You absorb, absorb, as if you must fill yourself up with love, because you've got a shortage somewhere." - David Herbert Lawrence

"You can increase your capacity to absorb the mystical kundalini. I have 3 or 4 students who are on the path of mysticism, they can absorb more of it." - Frederick Lenz

"I don't know how I absorb things, but I do. I just absorb them. I don't over read the script, and I don't really ever spend much time learning it." - John Noble

"You don't want to love - your eternal and abnormal craving is to be loved. You aren't positive, you're negative. You absorb, absorb, as if you must fill yourself up with love, because you've got a shortage somewhere." - D H Lawrence

"A human being can only absorb a small amount of the mystical kundalini, you can be exposed again and again to it, but it won't really make a difference. You can only absorb so much." - Frederick Lenz

"They (teenage boys)do' really listen to speeches or talks. They absorb incrementally, through hours and hours of observation." - Rob Lowe

"You don't need to be able to absorb a tremendous amount of the mystical kundalini to realize God." - Frederick Lenz

"Idiots emit bogons, causing machinery to malfunction in their presence. System administrators absorb bogons, letting machinery work again." - Charles Stross

"Never allow your own sorrow to absorb you, but seek out another to console, and you will find consolation." - J. C. Macaulay

"The most important thing in coaching is communication. It's not what you say as much as what they absorb." - Red Auerbach

"Research your own experience. Absorb what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own." - Dan Inosanto

"Orthodoxy: That peculiar condition where the patient can neither eliminate an old idea nor absorb a new one." - Elbert Hubbard

"What makes a great endurance athlete is the ability to absorb potential embarrassment, and to suffer without complaint." - Lance Armstrong

"Lecturers should remember that the capacity of the mind to absorb is limited to what the seat can endure." - Evan Esar

"Sooner or later we must absorb Islam if our own culture is not to die of anemia." - Basil Bunting

"Poetry will absorb and transmute, as it always has done, and glorify, all that we can know." - Conrad Aiken

"They (teenage boys)don't really listen to speeches or talks. They absorb incrementally, through hours and hours of observation." - Rob Lowe

"How far can we go? How much can we absorb and still have some peace of mind?" - Sandra Bernhard

"Take time for good books; time to absorb the thoughts of poets and philosophers, seers and prophets." - Wilferd Peterson

"Forgiveness always comes at a cost to the one granting the forgiveness. To not retaliate is to absorb the cost." - Timothy Keller

"I think the culture can absorb so many people writing poetry and trying to earn their living in poetry." - Edward Hirsch

"The more I study, the more I learn and absorb, the more I realize how truly little I know." - Steve Maraboli

"Once you open your heart, you will start to absorb many things that come from the source - from Tao itself." - Henry Chang

"Life must be kept up at a great rate in order to absorb any considerable amount of learning." - Robert Frost

"The Republican Party would be really smart to absorb as much of the Tea Party movement as possible." - Sarah Palin

"One should absorb the colour of life, but one should never remember its details. Details are always vulgar." - Oscar Wilde

"It is a scientific fact that your body will not absorb cholesterol if you take it from another person's plate." - Dave Barry

"That's the best thing about writing, when you're in that zone, you're porous, ready to absorb the solution." - Michael Chabon

"The ulterior motives with which you absorb and assimilate Evil are not your own but those of Evil." - Franz Kafka

"Some people absorb in different ways. I didn't realize until I was 15 years old how much I retained." - Paul Prudhomme

"To possess dignity is to be worthy of respect. Worthy of high esteem. Absorb this: you are worthy of respect." - Beth Moore

"His claim to his home is deep, but there are too many ghosts. He must absorb without being absorbed." - Willie Morris

"Nowadays, when kids decide they like an artist, they'll absorb everything that artist has ever done in a single night." - Judd Apatow

"A tree uses what comes its way to nurture itself. By sinking its roots deeply into the earth, by accepting the rain that flows towards it, by reaching out to the sun, the tree perfects its character and becomes great. ... Absorb, absorb, absorb. That is the secret of the tree." - Ming-Dao Deng

"Jazz is not background music. You must concentrate in order to get the most out of it. You must absorb it." - Horace Silver

"Sounds of daily life are musical. I try to absorb the intricacies of sounds as if I were listening to music." - Tom Harrell

"I don't think that the economy can absorb a massive flow of immigration that does not relate to the issue of persecution." - Janet Reno

"Stories are how we learn best. We absorb numbers and facts and details, but we keep them all glued into our heads with stories." - Chris Brogan

"What we tell students in formal schooling: "Sit down, stay quiet, and absorb. Do this for 12 to 16 years and all will be well." - Alex Tabarrok

"One way or another, all the poets of the thirties and forties reacted to Auden, either by rejecting him or trying to absorb him." - Clive James

"I know now that we never get over great losses; we absorb them, and they carve us into different, often kinder, creatures." - Gail Caldwell

"Youth has the resilience to absorb disaster and weave it into the pattern of its life, no mater how anguishing the thorn that penetrates its flesh." - Sholem Asch

"How much change can a person absorb before everything loses meaning Living for its own sake isn't life. People need meaning as much as they need air." - Daniel H Wilson

"People don't really absorb everything they read or hear. They just look at it quickly, and then they choose to remember what they want to remember." - Sasha Grey

"If it's so painful to love and absorb electricity, how much more painful it is to be a woman, to be the electricity, to inspire love." - Boris Pasternak

"Women don't realize how much store men set on the regularity of their habits. We absorb their comings and goings into our bodies, their rhythms into our bones." - Louise Erdrich

"Darkness is drawn to light, but light does not know it; light must absorb the darkness and therefore meet its own extinguishment." - Edna O'Brien

"Live neither in the past nor in the future, but let each day's work absorb your entire energies, and satisfy your widest ambition." - William Osler

"When I am attached by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind." - Michel De Montaigne

"What brings you onto my property?" Rhev said, cradling his mug with both hands trying to absorb its warmth. Got a problem" I can't fix your personality, sorry" - J.R. Ward

"Learn Everything that is Good from Others, but bring it in, and in your own way absorb it; do not become others." - Swami Vivekananda

"A legitimate democracy cannot act against a terror organization because it is using civilians as a human shield, and therefore it should absorb attacks on its own civilians." - Benjamin Netanyahu

"Was life like that? You could look ahead to the future or back to the past, but the present moved too quickly to absorb." - Brandon Mull

"They (fables) teach us that human beings learn and absorb ideas and concepts through narrative, through stories, not through lessons or theoretical speeches." - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

"Watch your life as if it were a film. Absorb everything. What you see, hear, and feel will stamp every alphabet of your work." - Nikky Finney

"When you forgive, that means you absorb the loss and the debt. You bear it yourself. All forgiveness, then, is costly." - Timothy Keller

"The things you absorb you will ultimately secrete. It's all out there and available for you to enjoy...and be nourished by." - Tom Waits

"Over the years, the U.S. economy has shown a remarkable ability to absorb shocks of all kinds, to recover, and to continue to grow." - Ben Bernanke

"It's the desire to study the human condition, the desire for collaboration, to learn and absorb, and to lead a well-examined life." - Nicole Kidman

"Each country can absorb only a limited number of Jews, if she doesn't want disorders in her stomach. Germany already has too many Jews" - Chaim Weizmann

"In a boxing match, the fighters absorb some vicious blows because they're ready for them. And usually, the knockout punch is the one they didn't see coming." - Todd Burpo

"Experience as much as you can and absorb a lot of reality. Otherwise, your writing will have the force of a Wiffle ball." - George Meyer

"And a sensible work strategy might be: surrender to the task but not to the taskmaster, become absorbed in the work itself but never absorb the work ethos." - Michael Foley

"Because of styles people are separated. Research your own experience, absorb what is useful, reject what is useless, add what is essentially your own." - Bruce Lee

"Twitter is like Ozymandias' wall of tv's in Watchmen. You don't read every tweet, but from the whole you can absorb the zeitgeist." - Mike Pohjola

"In not-for-profit theater, you don't worry so much about how the audience is going to react. You want to make them absorb the piece." - Stephen Sondheim

"Are we asserting the easy dominion of our civilization over all times and all places, as signs that we casually absorb as a form of loot?" - Martha Rosler

"In a boxing match, the fighters absorb some vicious blows because they"re ready for them. And usually, the knockout punch is the one they did' see coming." - Todd Burpo

"Sometimes people run out and read a lot of books, but they don't absorb anything from them. They want to read the next popular book." - Echo Bodine

"The purpose of art is to reflect new emerging values and to define the new heroes and heroines so that people can absorb them into their perceptions." - Edward De Bono

"Each runner's capacity to absorb hard training is different. Find your own unique level of comfort and success will be yours." - Hal Higdon

"The great thing about the United States is our ability to absorb foreign people and make them a part of us." - S I Hayakawa

"I got a little bit of the Marine mentality from my dad, I guess. You can't but help absorb the culture you're around." - Robbie Lawler

"A new world order is taking shape so fast that governments as well as private citizens find it difficult just to absorb the gallop of events." - Mikhail Gorbachev

"I read a lot of books. So, usually when I go home I try to re-charge my batteries and absorb new stories to become inspired again." - Mia Wasikowska

"I still think you people need to be curious [in order to absorb the culture]. You need to search Uzbekistani pop music." - Ayshay

"When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind." - Michel De Montaigne

"You need to become a good listener. VERY VERY important. As you're working, you hear someone else's lines and how you absorb them becomes your acting." - Jacqueline Bisset

"You absorb so much from whatever your environment is, as an artist, and you learn to take from it what can help you create." - Jimmy Page

"Liberals don't read books - they don't read anything ... That's why they're liberals. They watch TV, absorb the propaganda, and vote on the basis of urges." - Ann Coulter

"The erotic element is life, but doesn't have to absorb you, it doesn't have to be a naughty word. It's the love of life in many ways." - Martha Graham

"Khaddar is an activity that can absorb all the time of all available men and women and grown-up children, if they have faith." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Mentors are available at all stages of your leadership life - early, middle and late. Seek them out and listen; absorb their knowledge and use it." - John Wooden

"Christianity has always had sort of an ability to absorb the developments in science. But, it's always done it very slowly." - George Coyne

"Sometimes even when you have great things being said to us, until we don't absorb our positive inner voice, external voice don't mean anything." - Faisal Khokhar

"Unless a serpent devour a serpent it will not become a dragon. Unless one power absorb another, it will not become great." - Proverbs

"If we are like Christ, we shall seek, not to absorb, but to reflect the light which falls upon others, and thus we shall become pure and spotless." - Henry Ward Beecher

"You eat canned tuna fish and you absorb protein. Then, if you're lucky, someone give you Dover Sole and you experience nourishment. It's the same with books." - Lois Lowry

"Part of America's genius has always been its ability to absorb newcomers, to forge a national identity out of the disparate lot that arrived on our shores." - Barack Obama

"I genuinely find the most meaningful thing I do is to make music, but also to absorb some sort of creativity." - Tom Odell

"If you permit your thoughts to dwell on evil you yourself will become ugly. Look only for the good in everything so you absorb the quality of beauty." - Paramahansa Yogananda

"We have seen a strong increase in oil prices and up to this year we see that the world has been able to absorb that." - Rodrigo Rato

"Generally speaking, if people are prepared to stick their heads above the power pit, like Zinn says, and absorb what's going on around them, it makes them think." - Thom Yorke

"Greed, accident, or malice may have harmful results, but, barring something truly apocalyptic, a resilient system can absorb such results without its overall health being threatened." - Jamais Cascio

"The Chinese are brought up to believe that you should be silent in class. The teacher speaks, and you just listen and absorb what they say." - Caleb Deschanel

"As musicians, and as people who sell material for people to hear and absorb, it's important that we use that voice wisely." - Roberta Flack

"I absorb the science section of 'The New York Times.' You know, I have a degree: I'm an A.A.D. Almost a Doctor." - Evelyn Lauder

"We live with incessant music, all the time. It's like some weird musical purgatory, there is absolutely no rest for the ears, no space to absorb and reflect." - James Blake

"You need to become a good listener. As you're working, you hear someone else's lines and how you absorb them becomes your acting." - Jacqueline Bisset

"When you work with actors, what you're hoping to absorb is good ways to be an actor as opposed to how to handle being famous." - Domhnall Gleeson

"The higher octave light that comes from samadhi, the kundalini of samadhi, this you can absorb continuously. You can never overload. It can never hurt you." - Frederick Lenz

"The steady pressure to consume, absorb, participate, receive, by eye, ear, mouth, and mail involves a cruelty to intestines, blood pressure, and psyche unparalleled in history." - Herbert Gold