Absence Quotes

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  1. 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))

  2. 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))

  3. Partir c'est mourir un peu.

    To go away is to die a little.
    ((Edmond Haraucourt 185&-1941))

  4. 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))

  5. Absence diminishes commonplace passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and kindles fire.
    ((Duc de la Rochefoucauld : 1613-80: Maximes - 1678))

  6. The more he looked inside the more Piglet wasn't there.
    ((A. A. Milne : 1882-1956 : The House at Pooh Corner - 1928))

  7. Most of what matters in your life takes place in your absence.
    ((Salman Rushdie : 1947 : Midnight's Children - 1981))

  8. 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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