Top 75 Absent Quotes

Here we have the best Absent Quotes from famous authors such as Greta Scacchi, Nicholas Soames, Kate Atkinson, Bidzina Ivanishvili, Andrew Breitbart. Find the perfect quotation from our collection.

My father was absent and he was a hero to me.
My father was absent and he was a hero to me.

Greta Scacchi
As millions of people know, one of the great pleasures of walking in areas of the uplands managed for grouse is to see and hear large numbers of curlew, lapwing and golden plover – all ground-nesting birds largely absent or in rapidly declining numbers elsewhere.

It’s been said that the men in my books have been absent, or weak, or creepy.

There is a real and evident problem of democracy in Georgia, and this was the core reason of my entrance into politics. We have no rule of law. It’s absolutely absent.

Tea Party attendees and health care town-hall protesters share the common belief that the extravagant spending of President Obama and the Democratic Party – absent any checks and balanceswill eventually lead more people into government dependency, higher taxes, and, perhaps, our country‘s financial ruin.

In the conversation about women in leadership, male voices are noticeably absent.

Absent some international interruption, there’s no real justification for oil being more than $90 or $100 a barrel.

At dramatic rehearsals, the only author that’s better than an absent one is a dead one.

George S Kaufman
Let no one be willing to speak ill of the absent.

Sextus Propertius
The importance of local governance may not be obvious to an America accustomed to treating city and state downfalls with doses of federal comeuppance. Sometimes there’s a reason for that – the Civil War. More often, all reasoning seems absent – No Child Left Behind.

I had a great job at school, St. Francis Elementary, where they asked for somebody to deliver milk, and they said you get a free carton of milk… the thing that I learned was that every kid that was sick or absent from school, I got to drink their milk too. I never missed a day of school.

Augustine does not disagree with this when he teaches that it is a faculty of the reason and the will to choose good with the assistance of grace; evil, when grace is absent.

John Calvin
I love sitting at my desk and facing a quiet day with a pen in my hand, and putting myself into a story. It’s kind of weird, isn’t it? I mean, to absent myself from real life and make up stories is strange, but I started doing this when I was ten years old. It was all I wanted to do.

In the long term, Germany didn’t need a finance minister who was absent during important negotiations in the European Council. But the chancellor strongly encouraged me to stay. And everything did work out for the best in the end.

I read the Odyssey because it was the story of a man who returned home after being absent for more than twenty years and was recognized only by his dog.

Rather than have joy, I would rather be absent of pain.

A higher rate of urgency does not imply ever-present panic, anxiety, or fear. It means a state in which complacency is virtually absent.

The man who practises unselfishness, who is genuinely interested in the welfare of others, who feels it a privilege to have the power to do a fellow-creature a kindnesseven though polished manners and a gracious presence may be absent – will be an elevating influence wherever he goes.

You need the House, you need the Senate and you need the administration. And absent one of them, you’re not going to get a heck of a lot done.

John Chafee
A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds; it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.

Throughout African-American literature, the writer has, in a sense, been burdened by the necessity of pleading the case for the whole race. For example, writers of slave narratives tend to lose their individual voices, as they were expected to stand in for all other voices, which were absent.

It’s actually very surprising how little we think about the quality of our decision-making and how we could improve it. How absent decision-making classes are from educational curricula. How little we think about how it is we think.

Victor Stone‘s story is one of acceptance – of self and others. Also, accepting his father for the person he once was, absent from his life until he turned him into Cyborg. And acceptance of oneself in that he is both Cyborg and Victor Stone simultaneously.

I think that’s like the age-old psychological core issue for any situation. Anybody who has had an experience with a parent that is absent, it’s going to manifest.

The key to a happy marriage is myself being absent for long periods of time. My wife Leesa and I will celebrate our tenth wedding anniversary next year, but if my comedy gigs petered out and I was around the house more, we’d 100% be getting divorced.

From even the greatest of horrors, irony is seldom absent.

One of the best ways to see how critical being present is to effective leadership is to notice what being absent, distracted, hiding something, and/or agenda-driven does to people’s ability to trust, respect, and have confidence in you.

When you go to an art museum, the thing you’re least likely to encounter is a picture of a black person. When it comes to ideas about art and about beauty, the black figure is absent.

Voting is a Constitutional right. Absent any evidence of fraud, all Americans have a protected right to vote, be they rich or poor, black, Hispanic or white, people who live in a big city or in remote rural areas.

I do love my dad, we have a great relationship now but there were years when he was absent and it was my mum that raised me.

Anger clearly has its proper place at work, which is neither wholly absent nor ever present. The manager who is an emotional blank is just as hard to work for as the volcanic boss, and both can do great harm by setting an unhelpful example for what kind of emotional expression is expected and accepted.

I’ve got a golf scholarship for school, so they understand if I’m away. A couple of years ago they called to see why I wasn’t at school, and now they’re like, ‘oh, she‘s at golf.’ Sometimes I’m in class and sometimes the teachers don’t realize I’m there. She goes, ‘oh, Lydia’s absent.’ And I’m like ‘no, actually, I’m here.’

Lydia Ko
I think that Obama’s failure to reestablish the rule of law in money matters is the most damaging thing that he’s done – and perhaps the most damaging thing that has happened in American politics in my lifetime. Because once the rule of law is absent in money matters, then anything really goes in politics.

When love is absent, then there is fear, and in my opinion you should lead your entire life through love.

It takes time for the absent to assume their true shape in our thoughts. After death they take on a firmer outline and then cease to change.

Colley Cibber
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.

The interesting thing about an absent father is, for a child, you don’t know he’s absent. You just think he’s… tardy.

I suppose that by being absent from the music business, it appeared that I just dropped out, but really I never did. I was continuously working and doing various things.

The proposition that humans have mental characteristics wholly absent in non-humans is inconsistent with the theory of evolution.

Gary L Francione
Without audiences, artists would be doing something else, and their creative and technical skills would fall on absent eyes.

Be generous with kindly words, especially about those who are absent.

When a father, absent during the day, returns home at six, his children receive only his temperament, not his teaching.

Robert Bly
My confidence is not in man, it’s in God, and so I look forward to the semi-finals with that in mind, absent of fear.

When your heart is first, you can be absent of heart but when you put spirit first, you have a reason for why you do heart.

Although awareness of cancer‘s prevalence in the United States improves and medical advances in the field abound, pancreatic cancer has largely been absent from the list of major success stories.

A person however learned and qualified in his life’s work in whom gratitude is absent, is devoid of that beauty of character which makes personality fragrant.

Hazrat Inayat Khan
Many foreigners imagine that Latin American cuisine is spicy, but Chilean food, on the whole, is extremely bland: salt, vinegar, mayonnaise, and more salt are the four basic condiments. Black pepper is conspicuously absent, and not only from the food – it is also rarely available even on request.

More than 72 percent of children in the African-American community are born out of wedlock. That means absent fathers.

The Bluebird of Happiness long absent from his life, Ned is visited by the Chicken of Depression.

Boys want to grow up to be like their male role models. And boys who grow up in homes with absent fathers search the hardest to figure out what it means to be male.

It is just as cowardly to judge an absent person as it is wicked to strike a defenseless one. Only the ignorant and narrow-minded gossip, for they speak of persons instead of things.

Lawrence G Lovasik
One might enumerate the items of high civilization, as it exists in other countries, which are absent from the texture of American life, until it should become a wonder to know what was left.

I enjoy thinking about how race plays out over the centuries, how technology evolves, how cities transform themselves. These subjects are present in some of my books and absent in others.

Never find fault with the absent.

The people who are absent are the ideal; those who are present seem to be quite commonplace.

In the century-long history of Chinese science fiction, apocalyptic themes were mostly absent. This was especially true in the period before the 1990s, when Chinese science fiction, isolated from the influence of the West, developed on its own.

I know that in my own mind, I struggle with a desire to be both entirely absent and entirely present in any given moment.

A gentleman has his eyes on all those present; he is tender toward the bashful, gentle toward the distant, and merciful toward the absent.

Lawrence G Lovasik
Among absent lovers, ardor always fares better.

Sextus Propertius
Unapologetically, absent me, there is no Deadpool. Period. I am the name, the costume, the look, the origin, and the attitude. Great one-liners are the result of other writers. But there’s no Deadpool at all in existence without me.

I try to teach people to make fewer mistakes. But in designing economic policies, we need to take full account of the fact that people are busy, they’re absent minded, they’re lazy, and that we should try to make things as easy for them as possible.

Living in a city is stressful absent terrorism.

John Ross Bowie
My father was an atheist, absent. He was a salesman; I was four years old when he told me that the end of life was death.

Absence blots people out. We really have no absent friends.

Some Libertarians argue that Western occupation fans the flames of radical Islam; I agree. But I don’t agree that, absent Western occupation, that radical Islam ‘goes quietly into that good night.’

Mad World’ was easy for me to sing because I could relate to Roland’s lyrics. We were both the middle of three sons and had been brought up by single mothers with absent fathers.

You can have levels of trust, and you can question trust, but it shouldn’t be something that’s absent. I think, for any sort of relationship, there has to be levels of that.

Israel has been absent for many years from entire regions in the world.

Operas elucidate, in a way sometimes absent in other theatrical productions, the very human fact that in every hero, there is a thread of duplicity. In every villain, there is another side to consider: We don’t have to like him or her, but we are compelled to think about motivation.

Out of sight, out of mind. The absent are always in the wrong.

There’s a very big difference between people deciding to absent themselves from a shared space in order to make a point, which I support, and people deciding to absent somebody else, which I’m absolutely opposed to.

Part of my whole project from the beginning was to make an absent world present for my parents, which was India.

There’s never been an era absent of demagogues.

The loudest voice in the room, sometimes, is the absent voice of the silenced.