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"I was too absorbed to be responsive" - F Scott Fitzgerald

"There is nothing more irreligious than self-absorbed religion." - J I Packer

"Heritage is Scriptures... which have become absorbed into our blood." - Sholem Asch

"I didn't learn stories, I just absorbed them." - Donald Davis

"Baseball has undergone and absorbed a whole set of dislocations." - A Bartlett Giamatti

"I just love music, and I absorbed what I love." - Valerie June

"Keep painting - day in - day out. Be absorbed by it." - Milton Avery

"I like to be absorbed in what my character's doing." - Mia Wasikowska

"Technology teaches passivity. Absorbed in our devices - at any age - we are absorbed in someone elses perspective." - Julia Cameron

"Technology teaches passivity. Absorbed in our devices - at any age - we are absorbed in someone else's perspective." - Julia Cameron

"There's a lot of movies about self absorbed white men and I just figured it's about time to make a movie about self absorbed black men." - Neil Drumming

"Knowledge is of two kinds: that which is absorbed and that which is heard. And that which is heard does not profit if it is not absorbed." - Ali Ibn Abi Talib

"Unless you have read and absorbed the best that can be read and absorbed, you will not think clearly or well." - Harold Bloom

"Being in the world of fashion you have to be very self-absorbed, and you are surrounded by people who are very self-absorbed." - Carolyn Murphy

"There is nothing God won't do for the person totally absorbed with pleasing him." - Rick Warren

"Oh. I just assumed... That because I am so absorbed by him everyone must be too." - Veronica Roth

"The self-absorbed cast themselves as victims to justify their self-indulgence." - Alan Robert Neal

"The more one is absorbed in so-called philosophy, the greater one's delusion and blindness." - Emanuel Swedenborg

"Never be too absorbed by your own ambitions to encourage those of your family." - Wes Fesler

"Since 1955 the oceans have absorbed roughly twenty times more heat than the atmosphere." - Joseph J. Romm

"All flows out from the Deity, and all must be absorbed in Him again." - Zoroaster

"Excess capacity in people, machines, or property will be quickly absorbed." - Seth Klarman

"Simply performing devotional activities will not impart devotion to others but our consciousness should be absorbed." - Radhanath Swami

"When life is viewed as good, a bad day is easily absorbed." - Neil Maxwell

"I was completely absorbed as to what would happen because anything was possible." - Peter Greenaway

"Virtue lies in being absorbed in one's prayers in the presence of din and noise." - Mahatma Gandhi

"There are few things less stylish than a boring, self absorbed twit..." - Karen Karbo

"If we are unduly absorbed in improving our lives we may forget altogether to live them." - Alan Watts

"Excuse me, there's no pretense here. I happen to be genuinely self-absorbed and deeply shallow." - Stephen Schwartz

"In America, life is introverted, self-absorbed - and so is their music." - Chris Barber

"If you think my music is sentimental and self-absorbed, I agree with you." - James Taylor

"What I've absorbed of the gothic or paranormal has come mainly from films." - Glen Duncan

"Those who dissolve their body of perception completely are absorbed into what we would call nirvana." - Frederick Lenz

"When one has once accepted and absorbed Evil, it no longer demands to be believed." - Franz Kafka

"In any library in the world, I am at home, unselfconscious, still and absorbed." - Germaine Greer

"The adult relation to books is one of absorbing rather than being absorbed." - Anthony Burgess

"I have a lot of chameleon qualities, I get very absorbed in my surroundings." - River Phoenix

"Sometimes people write novels and they just be so wordy and so self-absorbed." - Kanye West

"One of the most fascinating lessons I've absorbed about life is that the struggle is good." - Joe Rogan

"Now, do I think the baby boomers tend to be self-absorbed? I do." - P J Orourke

"He shook his head, absorbed in one of his feats of memory, those brief periods of scholastic rapture where he lost touch with the world around him, absorbed completely in conjuring up knowledge from all its sources." - Diana Gabaldon

"If one watches whence the notion 'I' arises, the mind gets absorbed there; that is tapas. When a mantra is repeated, if one watches whence that mantra sound arises, the mind gets absorbed there; that is tapas." - Ramana Maharshi

"Alow immortality to work through you. Be but a mere instrument. And that instrument should be so absorbed in the perfect perfection of existence, that it knows not even that it is absorbed." - Frederick Lenz

"If one watches whence the notion 'I' arises, the mind gets absorbed there; that is tapas. When a mantra is repeated, if one watches whence that mantra sound arises, the mind gets absorbed there; that is tapas." - Ramana Maharshi

"People are self-absorbed. I think that the mass ability of communication now probably allows individuals to meet more self-absorbed individuals. It has certainly changed the way that people meet." - Nicholas Sparks

"When I had my daughter, my priorities shifted. Being in the world of fashion you have to be very self-absorbed and surrounded by people that are self-absorbed." - Carolyn Murphy

"When a pagan race comes in contact with a Christian race, they are converted, absorbed, or exterminated." - Joseph R. Bartlett

"Do not become so absorbed with trivial things that you miss learning the doctrine and teachings of the Lord." - Richard G Scott

"Selfishness draws men into a spiritual vacuum where, absorbed in self service, they shut out all others." - William R. Bradford

"You know, in addition to your mind-reading abilities, I may have absorbed some sluttiness from your blood," - Jeaniene Frost

"It is impossible, or not easy, to alter by argument what has long been absorbed by habit" - Aristotle

"When a pagan race comes in contact with a Christian race, they are converted, absorbed, or exterminated." - Joseph Bartlett

"Healthy people aim for minimal negative effect from tragedy while the self-absorbed aim for maximum dramatic effect from fallacy." - Alan Robert Neal

"I'm not good," he said, piercing me with eyes that absorbed all light but reflected none, "but I was worse." - Becca Fitzpatrick

"Norah watched him, serious and utterly absorbed in his task, overcome by the simple fact of his existence." - Kim Edwards

"[I]t seemed as if the streets were absorbed by the sky, and the night were all in the air." - Charles Dickens

"Radicalism itself ceases to be radical when absorbed mainly in preserving its control over a society or an economy." - Eric Hoffer

"Mathematicians boast of their exacting achievements, but in reality they are absorbed in mental acrobatics and contribute nothing to society." - Ogyu Sorai

"Whenever your mind is totally absorbed in whatever activities you are performing, your mind will remain calm and content." - Chin-Ning Chu

"I am much more powerful today than the old programs and mind viruses that I absorbed in my childhood." - Wayne Dyer

"What I absorbed from autobiographies was not how to be great so much as the littleness of the great." - Miles Franklin

"We're so absorbed in the effort to get rich, we no longer recognize when we are rich." - Andy Stanley

"When I play, I become entirely absorbed in the game. It may be a form of concentration." - Helen Wills

"American's could be any more self absorbed if they were made of equal parts water and paper towel." - Dennis Miller

"He prays well who is so absorbed with God that he does not know he is praying." - Saint Francis De Sales

"Programming (or making music) at night is dreamtime, a period exclusively mental, utterly absorbed, sustained and timeless, placeless, disembodied." - Stewart Brand

"I don't feel like it's something I invented myself, rather something I absorbed and continue to do." - Lynne Rae Perkins

"A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is visible labour and there is invisible labour." - Victor Hugo

"It seemed as if the streets were absorbed by the sky, and the night were all in the air." - Charles Dickens

"The hipster has absorbed the existentialist synapses of the Negro, and for practical purposes could be considered a White Negro." - Norman Mailer

"Science?is so greatly opposed to history and tradition that it cannot be absorbed by our civilization." - Max Born

"Self-criticism sessions were held, but these produced more criticism than could usefully be absorbed or accomodated." - Donald Barthelme

"It is a cursed evil to any man to become as absorbed in any subject as I am in mine." - Charles Darwin

"If there had been three public editors before me, the body might have absorbed it a little bit better." - Daniel Okrent

"However, all gifts seem now to be absorbed in one and a man must be either a Preacher or nothing." - Adam Clarke

"As I absorbed life here and understood it better, I just completely fell in love with England." - Gwyneth Paltrow

"It was hard for me to find my voice because I was, for so long, absorbed in my own world." - Daniel Tammet

"The proof of a poet is that his country absorbs him as affectionately as he has absorbed it." - Walt Whitman

"My whole life was absorbed with my art. I was known by my schoolmates as the kid who could draw." - Thomas Kinkade

"I do not exactly remember at what period I started my museum which absorbed so much of my time." - Pierre Loti

"Calculating how much carbon is absorbed by which forests and farms is a tricky task, especially when politicians do it." - Donella Meadows

"I've been surrounded by some of the best economic minds in the country, and hopefully I've absorbed some of that." - John Bolton

"Even now I try to make each page compelling for the readers to get absorbed in the book." - Chetan Bhagat

"The more one is absorbed in fighting evil, the less one is tempted to place the good in question." - Jean-Paul Sartre

"I was totally absorbed. I was in another world, or another dimension; all sense of time evaporated." - Prince Charles

"Not enough families eat together. We eat in front of the TV while we're absorbed in a program." - Mehmet Oz

"I don't have an ego that makes me believe the world revolves around me. I am not self-absorbed." - Rush Limbaugh

"When I play, I become entirely absorbed in the game. It may be a form of concentration." - Helen Wills Moody

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

"I love character and voice, and my favourite books have been the ones in which I've become completely absorbed." - Helen Oyeyemi

"It was sort of his 'Brando' moment - his very 'method' moment. He just absorbed it and continued on." - Barry Pepper

"We are critical and skeptical. But when we are absorbed in a story, we drop our intellectual guard." - Jonathan Gottschall

"Unity, not uniformity, must be our aim. We attain unity only through variety. Differences must be integrated, not annihilated, not absorbed." - Mary Parker Follett

"Every writer is a narcissist. This does not mean that he is vain; it only means that he is hopelessly self-absorbed." - Leo Rosten

"Remember this: When I am gone, only love can take my place. Be absorbed night and day in the love of God, and give that love to all." - Paramahansa Yogananda

"A mind truly cultivated never feels that the intellectual process is complete until it can reproduce in some media the thing which it has absorbed." - Ida Tarbell

"Living in process is being open to insight and encounter. Creativity is becoming intensively absorbed in the process and giving it form." - Susan Smith

"There are probably brilliant people, geniuses, alive today who don't even know how to say, "Hello, how do you do?" because their minds are absorbed with electronic images." - Beth Henley

"The way I have progressed as a writer over the years is to try and stay true to the principles I absorbed." - Rob Chapman

"The more I focused on my need to get better the worse I actually got - the more neurotic and self-conscious and self-absorbed I became." - Tullian Tchividjian

"And so the ordinary unendurable torments we all experienced were indeed exceptional in the way they were absorbed in each heart." - E L Doctorow

"...the landscape inside Lord of the Rings was so stunning and so stupendous that it could be absorbed as a form of nourishment." - Jasper Fforde

"At times we can be self-absorbed. Lord, help us to open our hearts to others and to serve those who are most vulnerable." - Pope Francis

"But Captain Vere was now again motionless, standing absorbed in thought. Again starting, he vehemently exclaimed, "Struck dead by an angel of God! Yet that angel must hang!" - Herman Melville

"It scares me to speak my mind, it might sound self-absorbed, I don't say half of what I think, I wonder what I'm thinking for" - Chantal Kreviazuk

"How narrow our souls become when absorbed in any present good or ill! It is only the thought of the future that makes them great." - Jean Paul

"The sweet dew that lingered in her eye for pity's sake was - like an exhalation in the sun - dried and absorbed by love." - Barry Cornwall

"a samurai is a total human being, whereas a man who is completely absorbed in his technical skill has degenerated into a "function", one cog in a machine." - Yukio Mishima

"Samadhi is perfect absorption to the point where there is no sense of being absorbed, not the consciousness of knowing that you are having an experience." - Frederick Lenz

"It's not what you do that matters. It's not what you say. There's nothing that is not holy or spiritual. Be beyond definition, beyond categorization, be absorbed." - Frederick Lenz

"He that is purified by love is pure; and he that is absorbed in the Beloved and hath abandoned all else is a Sufi.Sirdar Ikbal Ali Shah." - Idries Shah

"The great wisdom traditions of the world all recognize that the main impediment to living a life of meaning is being self-absorbed." - Barbara Brown Taylor

"I am absorbed in the magic of movement and light. Movement never lies. It is the magic of what I call the outer space of the imagination." - Martha Graham

"The majority of mankind is lazyminded, incurious, absorbed in vanities, and tepid in emotion, and is therefore incapable of either much doubt or much faith." - T S Eliot

"I myself am quite absorbed by the delicate yellow, delicate soft green, delicate violet of a ploughed and weeded piece of soil." - Vincent Van Gogh

"A recurring image in the work of the Rossetti circle was that of a woman absorbed in self-contemplation, gazing into a mirror or combing her hair." - Elizabeth Prettejohn

"Creative people are all there, totally immersed, fascinated and absorbed in the present, in the current situation, in the here-now, with the matter-in-hand." - Abraham Maslow

"Don't give way to heedlessness or to intimacy with sensual delight - for a heedful person, absorbed in jhana, attains an abundance of ease." - Gautama Buddha

"it is when you are really living in the present-working, thinking, lost, absorbed in something you care about very much, that you are living spiritually." - Brenda Ueland

"You do not explain the tree by telling of the water it has drunk, the minerals it has absorbed, and the sunlight that strengthened it." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

"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

"a samurai is a total human being, whereas a man who is completely absorbed in his technical skill has degenerated into a 'function', one cog in a machine." - Yukio Mishima

"You need a balance in life between dealing with whats going on inside and not being so absorbed in yourself that it takes over." - Nigella Lawson

"Sleep is extremely important to me - I need to rest and recover in order for the training I do to be absorbed by my body" - Usain Bolt

"Never did she find anything so difficult as to keep herself from losing her temper when she was suddenly disturbed while absorbed in a book." - Frances Hodgson Burnett

"Raising self-centered kids is not good for society, but it's also not good for their own mental health to be completely self-absorbed." - William Damon

"Hitler's mind was a deep-running river. You could never tell when something it had absorbed would bob to the surface again." - Ernst Hanfstaengl

"Even the most independent and spirited young women can become humorless, self-absorbed, and fearful. It's a terrible preparation for life." - Christina Hoff Sommers

"As I look back over my life, I've been an active person - obviously I was self-absorbed for a period of time." - George W Bush

"I absorbed the lie that any smart woman would use birth control and be responsible for her body. Obviously that's not true." - Molly Crabapple

"Eventually, if you're experimenting with a sound that's unfamiliar, it gets absorbed, and somebody comes and does it better, and it becomes part of a vocabulary." - Beck

"Hinduism has absorbed the best of all the faiths of the world and in that sense Hinduism is not an exclusive religion." - Mahatma Gandhi

"If you're fortunate enough with your history, like with Men in the Cities, your work becomes so absorbed in culture that the authorship of it doesn't exist anymore." - Robert Longo

"There are probably brilliant people, geniuses, alive today who don't even know how to say, Hello, how do you do? because their minds are absorbed with electronic images." - Beth Henley

"If you let yourself be absorbed completely, if you surrender completely to the moments as they pass, you live more richly those moments." - Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"Faith is something that comes out of the soul. It is not an information that is absorbed but an attitude, existing prior to the formulation of any creed." - Abraham Joshua Heschel

"All satire is blind to the forces liberated by decay. Which is why total decay has absorbed the forces of satire." - Theodor Adorno

"Facts that challenge basic assumptions-and thereby threaten people's livelihood and self-esteem-are simply not absorbed. The mind does not digest them." - Daniel Kahneman

"Unfortunately, historians have become so absorbed in detailed research that they have tended to neglect the job of building larger-scale maps of the past." - David Christian

"Good stories flow like honey. Bad stories stick in the craw. A bad story? One that cannot be absorbed on the first time of reading." - Arthur Christiansen

"As cities have grown rapidly across the nation, many have neglected infrastructure projects and paved over green spaces that once absorbed rainwater." - Charles Duhigg

"Relationships are give-and-take, and when you're a tennis player, you're certainly not giving. You have to be self-absorbed. It has to be about you." - Chris Evert

"I wouldn't listen to my parents, but I found out that I absorbed. I never heard what they said - told me - but I did what they did." - Andrew Young

"I'd rather let the song live and, as I get older, I'm less absorbed with the clothing. The older I get, I just wanna write good songs." - Brandon Flowers

"You need a balance in life between dealing with what's going on inside and not being so absorbed in yourself that it takes over." - Nigella Lawson

"Music has always been transnational; people pick up whatever interests them, and certainly a lot of classical music has absorbed influences from all over the world." - Yo-Yo Ma

"I think a lot of philosophers get so absorbed and distracted from the real matters of the world that they get lost in irrelevant sub-details." - Pam Gems

"Sometimes I'm on the pulse of what's happening in Hollywood, but other times, I'm just totally absorbed by what I'm creating on the easel." - Ariana Richards

"Trusting people to pursue their own futures invariably provides better outcomes. Money goes where it is needed, rather than being absorbed by administration costs." - Bill Shorten

"Preaching a series allows you to go into greater depth in the text, and spending several weeks on one theme allows the teaching to be absorbed more thoroughly." - John Ortberg



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