Best 538 of Absence quotes - MyQuotes
While formal schooling is an important advantage, it is not a guarantee of success nor is its absence a fatal handicap.
Malak El Halabi
I still smell your absence on my skin. It smells of insomnia and rusted key locks...
Aung San Suu Kyi
The greatest gift for an individual or a nation... was abhaya, fearlessness, not merely bodily courage but absence of fear from the mind.
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
The real essence of your distinctive footprints may least be felt in your presence and much more in your absence
Nothing reopens the springs of love so fully as absence, and no absence so thoroughly as that which must needs be endless.
True humility is not in the absence of confidence but strength restrained.
J. D. Greear
Faith is not the absence of doubt; it is continuing to follow Jesus in the midst of doubt.
Anarchy, the absence of a master, of a sovereign.
Joy was more than just an absence of discomfort.
There is a time in life when you expect the world to be always full of new things. And then comes a day when you realise that is not how it will be at all. You see that life will become a thing made of holes. Absences. Losses. Things that were there and are no longer. And you realise, too, that you have to grow around and between the gaps, [...]
...it is easier to like difficult people when they are leaving, or already gone.
Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
What? Do you dare smile and suggest for a moment that just because of the Absence between us I cannot make myself vivid to you? Ho! Silly boy! Don't you know that the plainest sort of black ink throbs more than some blood—and the touch of the softest hand is a harsh caress compared to the touch of a reasonably shrewd pen? Here—now, I say—this very moment: Lift this letter of mine to your face, and swear—if you're honestly able to—that you can't smell the rose in my hair!
The mass gross absence of sound in space is more than just silence.
Every painted image of something is also about the absence of the real thing. All painting is about the presence of absence.
Money does not bring happiness' - only the wherewithal, perhaps, to endure its absence.
In the absence of good scientific data about the effects of artificial hallucinogens it's good to stick to the natural ones.
Let no one be willing to speak ill of the absent.
Perhaps there is no gift of nature that requires as little exertion on the part of the owner as personal beauty. I am not certain but that it is this very absence of effort which excites our admiration.
Pensavo che l'invisibilità fosse la condanna peggiore, invece lo era l'inconsistenza. La perdita di spessore delle promesse, della fede, dell'amore. È incredibile come un intero castello possa cadere in un giorno. Le fondamenta di tutto ciò in cui credevamo erano crollate nel fango, portandosi dietro una fiducia che consideravo immortale.
The purity of man is the absence of something, the purity of Jesus is the presence of something.
It is a strange phenomenon, how absence is the only authentic vessel of the past, how otherwise it is forgotten, overlooked for its continuity and perdurability—every sensory detail of the past breathes through its emptiness the way the light of a match illuminates the darkness; otherwise all is darkness, all is presence, everything in its place and thus unnoticed, whereas the past is missing, the part cut out of the photograph, the part the present attempts to seal over with the future, seeking to close the hole, pandering to the illusion of movement and change when in reality all of life is in flux, particle for particle, atom for atom, void for void, thought for thought.
Absence doth sharpen love, presence strengthens it.
Absence from those we love is self from self - a deadly banishment.
Every now and then she looked around for tangible evidence of his having ever been there. Where were the butterflies? the blueberries? the whistling reed? She could find nothing, for he had left nothing but his stunning absence.
The absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence.
Eternity is said not to be an extension of time but an absence of time.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Talk well of the absent whenever you have the opportunity.
The law of mosaics: how to deal with parts in the absence of wholes.
He imagined himself lying there, unable to sleep, thinking of his mother, separated from her by the unresponsive blankets tucked too tightly round him, feeling the ceaseless thumping of his heart in the silence of the night, the irrevocability of absence, the rigid stillness of repose, the agony of solitude and sleeplessness. If the room was a prison, the bed was a tomb.
This is time for us. Memory. A nostalgia. The pain of absence. But it isn't absence that causes sorrow. It is affection and love. Without affection, without love, such absences would cause us no pain. For this reason, even the pain caused by absence is in the end something good and even beautiful. Because it feeds on that which gives meaning to life.
The absence of clutter is just a clutter-free product. That's not simple.
The strongest presence is so often an absence.
Inner silence is not just the absence of thoughts. No! Silence is the blossoming of our indomitable inner will. Silence is our inner wisdom-light.
The absence of wish, to analysis yourself, the surrounding world, and what you are doing. Is the logical, and philosophical proof, of zombie mind, and consciousness.
We have no Constitution which functions in the absence of a moral people
John Charles Polanyi
Instead, in the absence of respect for human rights, science and its offspring technology have been used in this century as brutal instruments for oppression.
My return was sweet, my home refound, but my thoughts were filled only with grief at having lost her, and my eyes gazed at the Moon, for ever beyond my reach, as I sought her. And I saw her. She was there where I had left her, lying on a beach directly over our heads, and she said nothing. She was the colour of the Moon; she held the harp at her side and moved one hand now and then in slow arpeggios. I could distinguish the shape of her bosom, her arms, her thighs, just as I remember them now, just as now, when the Moon has become that flat, remote circle, I still look for her as soon as the first silver appears in the sky, and the more it waxes, the more clearly I imagine I can see her, her or something of her, but only her, in a hundred, a thousand different vistas, she who makes the Moon the Moon and, whenever she is full, sets the dogs to howling all night long, and me with them.
I believe absence is a great element of charm.
What is it that we call loneliness. It can’t simply be the absence of others, you can be alone and not lonely, and you can be among people and yet be lonely. So what is it?
When our hope is delayed, it is not cancelled.
The absence of justice anywhere is the presence of injustice everywhere.
If this turns to friendship, it only means That one of us will suffer. That when we meet after the worst of endings, There will only be this skein of words between us— Most of them for boredom, fewer for loneliness— Rising out of our mutual space of breath, leaving Behind a bluer sky each moment of departure. And one of us will cling on to its blue, Hung on partings like a muted cloud, while The other rides on a wing of word away from here.
You shine brighter than the sun" "But even the sun goes away every night" "But it is hte sun's absence that makes us feel its power. We know the loss, the beauty and the life that the moon can't replace. That is why we hang on to each day we are given.
I'm not making a problem out of a personal question; I make of a personal question an absence of a problem.
Without will, without individuals, there are no heroes. But neither are there villains. And the absence of villains is as prostrating, as soul-destroying, as the absence of heroes.
In an expression of true gratitude, sadness is conspicuous only by its absence
You will touch this joy and you will suddenly know it is what you were looking for your whole life, but you were afraid to even acknowledge the absence because the hunger for it was so encompassing.
Your absence is the presence of godliness.
Do you believe there is some place that will make thesoul less thirsty? In that great absence you will find nothing.
Isabel’s indelible absence is now an organ in our bodies whose sole function is a continuous secretion of sorrow.