When Icame back to Dublin,Iwas courtmartialled inmy absence and sentenced to death in myabsence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.
Every painted image of something is also about the absence of the real thing. All painting is about the presence of absence.
L'absence est a' l'amour ce qu'est au feu le vent; Il e teint le petit, il allume le grand. Absence is to love what wind is to fire; It extinguishes the small, it kindles the great.
L'absence diminue les me diocres passions, et augmente les grandes,comme le vent e teint les bougies, et allume le feu. Absence diminishes commonplace passions, and increases great ones, as wind extinguishes candles and kindles fire.
The healthy life is hardly one marked by an absence of crises. In fact, an individual's psychological health is distinguished by how early he or she can meet crisis.
Two evils, monstrous either one apart, Possessed me, and were long and loath at going: A cry of Absence, Absence, in the heart, And in the wood the furious winter blowing.
Most of what matters in your life takes place in your absence.
We [the English] seem to have conquered and peopled half the world in a fit of absence of mind.
Where God's presence is no longer a tenable proposition and where his absence is no longer a felt, indeed overwhelming weight, certain dimensions of thought and creativity are no longer attainable.
Everything presses onwhilst thou art twisting that lock,see! It grows grey; and every time I kiss thy hand to bid adieu, and everyabsence which follows it, are preludes to that eternal separation which we are shortly to make.
These beauteous forms, Through a long absence, have not been to me As is a landscape to a blind man's eye: But oft, in lonely rooms, and 'mid the din Of towns and cities, I have owed to them, In hours of weariness, sensations sweet, Felt in the blood, and felt along the heart.
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