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Absorb Quotes

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

With radio, the listener absorbs everything.
- Bob Edwards

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'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

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

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

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

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

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


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