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Absorbing Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Absorbing

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

When I examine myself and my methods of thought,
I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy
has meant more to me than
any talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

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The gift of fantasy has meant more to me
than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

Acting is a question of absorbing other people's personalities
and adding some of your own experience.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

Every actor and actress is possessed of the absorbing
passion to create something distinctive and unique.
- Hattie McDaniel

 

In any case, A New Kind of Science is a wonderful book,
and I'm still absorbing its teachings.
- Rudy Rucker

Sex, a great and mysterious motive force in human life,
has indisputably been a subject of absorbing interest
to mankind through the ages.
- William J. Brennan, Jr.

We didn't start out to make a protest record at all.
That would have been too shallow.
As usual, it was simply a case of absorbing what's going on around us.
- Thom Yorke

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Generally, my writing is influenced by living,
by absorbing everything that happens to me and my actions.
- Graham Nash

There's something to be learned by listening and absorbing
and watching before you start telling the people who
have been there how to rearrange chairs.
- Anne Northup

Though everything else may appear shallow and repulsive,
even the smallest task in music is so absorbing,
and carries us so far away from town,
country, earth, and all worldly things,
that it is truly a blessed gift of God.
- Felix Mendelssohn

Living is like tearing through a museum.
Not until later do you really start absorbing what you saw,
thinking about it, looking it up in a book,
and remembering - because you can't take it in all at once.
- Audrey Hepburn

My view...
would be that we are entering upon a new and interim
society which is neither capitalist nor socialist,
but in which we can achieve central planning without
loss of individual initiative,
by the mere process of absorbing initiative in the function of planning.
- John Grierson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.
- Aristotle

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The theory that can absorb the greatest number of facts,
and persist in doing so, generation after generation,
through all changes of opinion and detail,
is the one that must rule all observation.
- Adam Smith

There is a subconscious way of taking violence as a way of expression,
as a normality, and it has a lot of effects in the
youth in the way they absorb education and what they hope to get out of life.
- Salma Hayek

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

Israel's capital will never again be a divided city,
a city with a wall at its center, a city in which two flags fly.
This city, will, in its entirety, absorb immigrants,
welcome pilgrims and be the eternal capital of Israel forever.
- Yitzhak Shamir

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

In a country of such recent civilization as ours,
whose almost limitless treasures of material wealth
invite the risks of capital and the industry of labor,
it is but natural that material interests should absorb
the attention of the people to a degree elsewhere unknown.
- Felix Adler

Israel would not do that, both because we cannot afford
to be accused by the world of aggression and because we cannot,
for security and social reasons, absorb in our midst
a substantial Arab population.
- Moshe Sharett

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

We can do things the cheap way, the simple way,
for the short-term and without regard for the future.
Or, we can make the extra effort, do the hard work,
absorb the criticism and make decisions that will cause a better future.
- Mike Rounds

You cannot simply put something new into a place.
You have to absorb what you see around you,
what exists on the land, and then use that knowledge
along with contemporary thinking to interpret what you see.
- Tadao Ando

I've not as yet found one hobby that would absorb me
completely when I'm not working,
but I have just bought a new apartment and didn't quite
bargain for the amount of effort and time and money that that absorbs.
- Hugh Dancy

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

The very concept of history implies the scholar and the reader.
Without a generation of civilized people to study history,
to preserve its records, to absorb its lessons and
relate them to its own problems,
history, too, would lose its meaning.
- George F. Kennan

How, then, can the rights of three men exceed the rights
of two men? In what possible way can the rights of
three men absorb the rights of two men,
and make them as if they had never existed.
- Auberon Herbert

To love someone is to isolate him from the world,
wipe out every trace of him, dispossess him of his shadow,
drag him into a murderous future.
It is to circle around the other like a dead star and
absorb him into a black light.
- Jean Baudrillard

It is from the traditional family that we absorb those
universal ideals and principles which are the teaching of Jesus,
the bedrock of our religious faith.
We are taught the difference between right and wrong,
and about the law, just punishment and discipline.
- Kamisese Mara

After all, film is so porous, and to my mind,
so oddly occult, that I think that film itself absorbs
odd energies like a living skin.
- Barbara Steele

American society is a sort of flat, fresh-water pond which absorbs silently,
without reaction, anything which is thrown into it.
- Henry B. Adams

I think one probably absorbs things like a sponge and
things emerge without your always being aware of it.
- Jeremy Northam

If love means that one person absorbs the other,
then no real relationship exists any more.
Love evaporates; there is nothing left to love.
The integrity of self is gone.
- Ann Oakley

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

With radio, the listener absorbs everything.
- Bob Edwards

Painting is a very difficult thing.
It absorbs the whole man, body and soul,
thus have I passed blindly many things which belong
to real and political life.
- Max Beckmann

So-called defense now absorbs sixty per cent of the national budget,
and about twelve per cent of the Gross National Product.
- George Wald

The brain's calculations do not require our conscious effort,
only our attention and our openness to let the information through.
Although the brain absorbs universes of information,
little is admitted into normal consciousness.
- Marilyn Ferguson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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