Quotes and Quotations Index
Here are The Absence Quotes.
When I came back to Dublin, I was court-martialled in my absence and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.
((Brendan Behan : 1923-64 : Hostage))
The heart may think it knows better.
The senses know that absence blots people out.
We have really no absent friends.
((Elizabeth Bowen : 1899-1973 : Death of the Heart))
Partir c'est mourir un peu.
To go away is to die a little.
((Edmond Haraucourt 185&-1941))
I wish you could invent some means to make me at all happy without you. Every hour I am more and more concentrated in you. every thing else tastes like chaff in my mouth.
((John Keats 1795-1821: Letter to Fanny Brawne : August 1820))
Absence diminishes commonplace passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and kindles fire.
((Duc de la Rochefoucauld : 1613-80: Maximes - 1678))
The more he looked inside the more Piglet wasn't there.
((A. A. Milne : 1882-1956 : The House at Pooh Corner - 1928))
Most of what matters in your life takes place in your absence.
((Salman Rushdie : 1947 : Midnight's Children - 1981))
I am reduced to a thing that wants Virginia.
((Vita Sackville-West : 1892-1962 : Letter to Virginia Woolf - 21 January 1926))
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