Best 538 quotes in «absence quotes» category

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    I make the other’s absence responsible for my worldliness.

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    Immortality,' said Crake, ' is a concept. If you take 'mortality' as being, not death, but the foreknowledge of it and the fear of it, then 'immortality' is the absence of such fear. Babies are immortal. Edit out the fear, and you'll be.

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    I'm not making a problem out of a personal question; I make of a personal question an absence of a problem.

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    In a field I am the absence of field. This is always the case. Wherever I am I am what is missing.

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    I’m not sure which is worse: intense feeling, or the absence of it.

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    Incompetence is certainty in the absence of expertise. Overconfidence is certainty in the presence of expertise.

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    In an expression of true gratitude, sadness is conspicuous only by its absence

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    In drawing an inference or conclusion from facts proved, regard must always be had to the nature of the particular case, and the facility that appears to be afforded, either of explanation or contradiction. No person is to be required to explain or contradict, until enough has been proved to warrant a reasonable and just conclusion against him, in the absence of explanation or contradiction.

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    In general, if signs of sectarianism do appear in a Socialist Party, these are only the products of the absence of a broad Labour movement in the country.

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    I'm working hard with more determination than ever. My success at the Salon led to my selling several paintings and since your absence I have made 800 francs; I hope, when I have contracts with more dealers, it will be better still.

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    Inner disarmament, external disarmament; these must go together, you see. Peace is not just mere absence of violence - genuine peace must start in each individual heart.

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    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.

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    Inspiration leads to invention. Tenacity is the breeding ground for inspiration. There can be no invention in the absence of tenacity.

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    Inspiration comes from everywhere always. But it's strongest in love and in its absence.

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    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.

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    In the absence of a great dream, pettiness prevails.

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    In the absence of big budgets, start-ups learned how to hack the system to build their companies.

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    In the absence of evidence to the contrary, always assume you have the upper hand.

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    In the absence of certainty, instinct is all you can follow.

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    In the absence of good scientific data about the effects of artificial hallucinogens it's good to stick to the natural ones.

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    In the absence of hope we must still struggle to survive, and so we do-by the skin of our teeth.

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    In the absence of love, there is nothing worth fighting for.

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    In the absence of wake-up calls, many of us never really confront the critical issues of life.

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    In the absence of a natural disaster we are left again to our own uneasy devices.

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    In the absence of any other proof, the thumb alone would convince me of God's existence.

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    In the absence of evidence, superstition. It's a Middle Ages thing. That's my theory anyway.

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    In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery?

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    In the absence of observers, our universe is dead

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    In the absence of truth there is confusion, the essence of truth.

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    In the absence of willpower the most complete collection of virtues and talents is wholly worthless.

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    In the absence of that, I am happy to play solo, but I don't think there is any comparison.

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    In the absence of an effective general mythology, each of us has his private, unrecognized, rudimentary, yet secretly potent pantheon of dreams.

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    In the calculus of feelings, you never really know how one person's absence will affect you more than another's.

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    In the [John F.] Kennedy case, I believe the absence of a conspiracy can be proved to a virtual certainty.

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    In the twentieth century, death terrifies men less than the absence of real life.

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    Iraq is not going to starve to death because of the absence of assistance from Arab countries.

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    I said peace is sometimes narrowly interpreted; it's the absence of conflict between nations or something. But peace is more inherent, more basic to human life, human beings, what we feel about each other, what we feel about life around us and what we see in our future.

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    I see all this talk about jobs going overseas as a symptom of the absence of innovation. And the absence of innovation is a symptom of there being no major national priority to advance a frontier.

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    I seem to enjoy telling stories with a central absence, with a lacuna tunnelled into them.

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    Is not absence death to those who love?

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    I suppose now I'm obliged to wish you happiness in your new life. Although happiness in the absence of indoor plumbing is a debatable concept.

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    it is inconceivable that poverty eradication can make much headway in the absence of major advances in literacy.

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    Insecurity exists in the absence of knowledge. All security derives from knowledge.

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    It hurts every day, the absence of someone who was once there.

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    It isn't the absence of conscience or values that prevents us from being all we should be, it is simply the lack of moral courage.

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    In my experience, God rarely makes our fear disappear. Instead, He asks us to be strong and take courage. What is courage? As Ordinary discovered, courage is not the absence of fear; rather, it's choosing to act in spite of the fear. You could say that without fear, you can't have genuine courage.

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    It is exceedingly difficult to maintain a sense of absence without turning that absence into some kind of presence

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    It is not opium which makes me work but its absence, and in order for me to feel its absence it must from time to time be present.

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    It is possible to rise to the lofty standard set by the Lord for priesthood holders in making decisions in quorums. It is possible when there is great faith and love and the absence of contention.

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    It is the absence of hope, which equals the despair that is the punishment.