Absence

Quotes regarding Absence

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  • Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
  • Sometimes, when one person is missing, the whole world seems depopulated.
  • The heart may think it knows better: the senses know that absence blots people out. We have really no absent friends.
  • It takes time for the absent to assume their true shape in our thoughts. After death they take on a firmer outline and then cease to change.
    • Colette, The Captain, Earthly Paradise (1966)
  • No friend to Love like a long voyage at sea.
  • The absent are like children; they are helpless to defend themselves.
  • The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
  • To-day man is, and to-morrow he will be seen no more. And being removed out of sight, quickly also he is out of mind.

Attributed

  • When you're not there, it doesn't matter.
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Last modified on 12 November 2008, at 02:45