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Absorbed Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Absorbed

Please enjoy these Absorbed Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

It is a cursed evil to any man to become as absorbed
in any subject as I am in mine.
- Charles Darwin

We are composed of self-contradictions.
Each of us is loving in some moments - hateful in others.
Patient and calm sometimes - harried by urgency at others.
Understanding - and self-absorbed.
Reassuring - and sarcastic.
Generous - and greedy.
Trusting - and jealous.
Comforting - and snappish.
Original - and stuck in a rut.
Thankful - and needy.
Forgiving - and vengeful.
Nurturing ourself - and stuffing ourself with fast food.
Honoring our bodies - and overstressing.
Being Joyful - and Suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As I absorbed life here and understood it better,
I just completely fell in love with England.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

It was sort of his 'Brando' moment -
his very 'method' moment.
He just absorbed it and continued on.
- Barry Pepper

 

You need a balance in life between dealing with what's
going on inside and not being so absorbed in yourself that it takes over.
- Nigella Lawson

I didn't learn stories, I just absorbed them.
- Donald Davis

It was stumbling on to really the bible of the blues,
you know, and a very powerful drug to be introduced
to us and I absorbed it totally,
and it changed my complete outlook on music.
- Eric Clapton

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I have absorbed my life now.
I am ready for my music to unfold.
I know time flies, but before the end of this year,
the album will be out.
Even if it kills me.
- Neneh Cherry

In recent years, more and more of my time has become
absorbed by administrative work for the research council
of ETH-Z of which I am presently the president.
- Richard Ernst

When a finished work of 20th century sculpture is placed
in an 18th century garden,
it is absorbed by the ideal representation of the past,
thus reinforcing political and social values that are no longer with us.
- Robert Smithson

I feel no need for any other faith
than my faith in the kindness of human beings.
I am so absorbed in the wonder of earth and the life upon it
that I cannot think of heaven and angels.
- Pearl S. Buck

In America, life is introverted, self-absorbed -
and so is their music.
- Chris Barber

I do not exactly remember at what period I started
my museum which absorbed so much of my time.
- Pierre Loti

His claim to his home is deep, but there are too many ghosts.
He must absorb without being absorbed.
- Willie Morris

Before my accident I was a little too...
selfish and self-absorbed and for me,
to now be at the place where I can kinda give back and inspire people.
I'm blessed.
I'm really blessed.
- Rick Allen

I've got to do something to make up for all those self-absorbed
and selfish years when I just,
you know, was taking drugs, sitting in my room,
doing bad things, whatever.
- Elton John

If there had been three public editors before me,
the body might have absorbed it a little bit better.
- Daniel Okrent

However, all gifts seem now to be absorbed in one and
a man must be either a Preacher or nothing.
- Adam Clarke

I'm approaching a period in my life though where I'd
like to be totally absorbed into music,
doing concerts, writing something.
Basically, that IS what I am doing.
- Roscoe Mitchell

I have a lot of chameleon qualities,
I get very absorbed in my surroundings.
- River Phoenix

All satire is blind to the forces liberated by decay.
Which is why total decay has absorbed the forces of satire.
- Theodor Adorno

While the spoken word can travel faster,
you can't take it home in your hand.
Only the written word can be absorbed wholly at the
convenience of the reader.
- Kingman Brewster, Jr.

Music has always been transnational;
people pick up whatever interests them,
and certainly a lot of classical music has absorbed
influences from all over the world.
- Yo-Yo Ma

When I play, I become entirely absorbed in the game.
It may be a form of concentration.
- Helen Wills Moody

A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought.
There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor.
- Victor Hugo

Good stories flow like honey.
Bad stories stick in the craw.
A bad story? One that cannot be absorbed on the first time of reading.
- Arthur Christiansen

If you think my music is sentimental and self-absorbed,
I agree with you.
- James Taylor

Calculating how much carbon is absorbed by which forests
and farms is a tricky task,
especially when politicians do it.
- Donella Meadows

The proof of a poet is that his country absorbs him
as affectionately as he has absorbed it.
- Walt Whitman

Like Confucius of old, I am so absorbed in the wonder
of the earth and the life upon it,
that I cannot think of heaven and the angels.
- Pearl S. Buck

I was totally absorbed in the real world,
the politics, the history, the news,
and I just couldn't find my way into the fictional world...
When I finally could return to writing the novel,
it was in fits and starts.
- David Guterson

The essays are very solipsistic and self-absorbed,
I'm totally conscious of that.
To me, book writing is fun, and I basically just write
about things that are entertaining to myself.
- Chuck Klosterman

There's so much importance in honoring your everyday hero.
It doesn't take money.
It doesn't take connections.
What matters is that people get involved.
Whether your passion is gun control or food or whatever it may be,
everybody needs to stop being so self-absorbed.
- Debi Mazar

The doctors realized in retrospect that even though
most of these dead had also suffered from burns and blast effects,
they had absorbed enough radiation to kill them.
The rays simply destroyed body cells -
caused their nuclei to degenerate and broke their walls.
- John Hersey

Painters have always needed a sort of veil upon which
they can focus their attention.
It's as though the more fully the consciousness is absorbed,
the greater the freedom of the spirit behind.
- Bridget Riley

In our gliding experiments we had had a number of experiences
in which we had landed upon one wing,
but the crushing of the wing had absorbed the shock,
so that we were not uneasy about the motor in case
of a landing of that kind.
- Orville Wright

I do not yet know why plants come out of the land or float in streams,
or creep on rocks or roll from the sea.
I am entranced by the mystery of them,
and absorbed by their variety and kinds.
Everywhere they are visible yet everywhere occult.
- Liberty Hyde Bailey

I always looked upon the acts of racist exclusion,
or insult, as pitiable, from the other person.
I never absorbed that.
I always thought that there was something deficient about such people.
- Toni Morrison

Today, all patients accepted for treatment at St.
Jude's are treated without regard for the family's ability to pay.
Everything beyond what is covered by insurance is taken care of,
and for those without insurance, all of the medical
costs are absorbed by the hospital.
- Marlo Thomas

Rations were scarcely issued, and the men about preparing supper,
when rumors that the enemy had been encountered that
day near Gettysburg absorbed every other interest,
and very soon orders came to march forthwith to Gettysburg.
- Joshua Chamberlain

I learned that you should feel when writing,
not like Lord Byron on a mountain top,
but like child stringing beads in kindergarten,
- happy, absorbed and quietly putting one bead on after another.
- Brenda Ueland

We should so provide for old age that it may have no
urgent wants of this world to absorb it from meditation on the next.
It is awful to see the lean hands of dotage making a coffer of the grave.
- Pearl S. Buck

That's the best thing about writing,
when you're in that zone,
you're porous, ready to absorb the solution.
- Michael Chabon

It is a scientific fact that your body will not absorb
cholesterol if you take it from another person's plate.
- Dave Barry

Generally speaking, if people are prepared to stick
their heads above the power pit,
like Zinn says, and absorb what's going on around them,
it makes them think.
- Thom Yorke

The Republican Party would be really smart to absorb
as much of the Tea Party movement as possible.
- Sarah Palin

I used to go and flatten my nose against that window
and absorb all I could of his art.
It changed my life.
I saw art then as I wanted to see it.
- Mary Cassatt

Some people absorb in different ways.
I didn't realize until I was 15 years old how much I retained.
- Paul Prudhomme

Some programming languages manage to absorb change,
but withstand progress.
- Alan Perlis

We have seen a strong increase in oil prices and up
to this year we see that the world has been able to absorb that.
- Rodrigo Rato

You need to become a good listener.
As you're working, you hear someone else's lines and
how you absorb them becomes your acting.
- Jacqueline Bisset

As musicians, and as people who sell material for people to hear and absorb,
it's important that we use that voice wisely.
- Roberta Flack

Heroes to me are guys that sit in libraries.
They absorb knowledge and then the risks they take
are calculated on the basis of the courage it took
to become replete with knowledge.
- William Hurt

Modern culture is constantly growing more objective.
Its tissues grow more and more out of impersonal energies,
and absorb less and less the subjective entirety of the individual.
- Georg Simmel

It is much simpler to buy books than to read them and
easier to read them than to absorb their contents.
- William Osler

I never went to a John Wayne movie to find a philosophy
to live by or to absorb a profound message.
I went for the simple pleasure of spending a couple
of hours seeing the bad guys lose.
- Mike Royko

It is not Kafka's fault that his wonderful writings
have lately turned into a fad,
and are read by people who have neither the ability
nor the desire to absorb literature.
- Herman Hesse

Greed probably figures in my intellectual life as well,
as I attempt to absorb a massive amount of information
with consequent mental indigestion.
- Etty Hillesum

All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.
- Aristotle

I cannot absorb living in a world where I have an Oscar
for best actress and Denzel doesn't have one for best actor.
- Julia Roberts

I can't sit down long enough to absorb any kind of learning.
- Buddy Rich

You just try to absorb as much as you can from someone
who has won as many races and championships as he has.
Career wise, he's been the greatest thing that's happened to me.
- Larry Dixon

We were interested in this notion of compression-
a lot of the songs were really short so that you'd
absorb them in memory rather than when you're actually hearing them.
- Arto Lindsay

This type of mass influx is simply too much to handle.
What we've had since the disaster of the 1965 Immigration
Act will take 100 years or more to absorb.
- Peter Brimelow

Death can really absorb a person.
Lik most people, I would find it pleasant not to have to go,
but you just accept that it's more or less inevitable.
- Graham Chapman

Movies absorb our attention more completely,
I think.
- Roger Ebert

When you are studying jazz, the best thing to do is
listen to records or listen to live music.
It isn't as though you go to a teacher.
You just listen as much as you can and absorb everything.
- Carla Bley

I think maybe since there isn't a great deal of access
to the mainstream media and people don't understand
the language of mainstream media,
if you put music out there with lyrics that are loosely political,
people absorb some of it and spit it back out.
- Thom Yorke

You don't want to love - your eternal and abnormal craving is to be loved.
You aren't positive, you're negative.
You absorb, absorb, as if you must fill yourself up with love,
because you've got a shortage somewhere.
- David Herbert Lawrence

Managers tend to treat organizations as if they are infinitely plastic.
They hire and fire, merge, downsize,
terminate programs,
add capacities.
But there are limits to the shifts that organizations can absorb.
- Kevin Kelly

The product of the artist has become less important
than the fact of the artist.
We wish to absorb this person.
We wish to devour someone who has experienced the tragic.
In our society this person is much more important than
anything he might create.
- David Mamet


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