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#1. One of the down-side factors to living alone is that you sometimes get overly absorbed with how exact segments of time are consumed, and can begin to feel a pleasure with life that is hopelessly tinged with longing. - Author: Richard Ford
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#2. But Captain Vere was now again motionless, standing absorbed in thought. Again starting, he vehemently exclaimed, Struck dead by an angel of God! Yet that angel must hang! - Author: Herman Melville
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#3. Baseball has undergone and absorbed a whole set of dislocations. - Author: A. Bartlett Giamatti
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#4. I found growing up that love and sexuality was a wonderful way to understand existence. When we love it takes us beyond ourselves, otherwise we're just absorbed with the preoccupations that we invent. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#5. To be in flow means to be totally absorbed in whatever one is doing at the moment. It occurs when one is fully present and completely focused on the task at hand ... Flow can occur during any human activity, whether work or at play. - Author: Dalai Lama
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#6. I wouldn't listen to my parents, but I found out that I absorbed. I never heard what they said - told me - but I did what they did. - Author: Andrew Young
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#7. I myself am quite absorbed by the delicate yellow, delicate soft green, delicate violet of a ploughed and weeded piece of soil. - Author: Vincent Van Gogh
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#8. Pale and massive, he absorbed time like a sponge. Moved something, wiped something, adjusted something, but the future never came. - Author: Andrzej Stasiuk
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#9. I took several deep gulps of air, which filled my lungs, and it was as if each pore on my skin had absorbed some of his musk. - Author: Sharlyn G. Branson
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#10. Oh. I just assumed ... That because I am so absorbed by him everyone must be too. - Author: Veronica Roth
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#11. Love never comes just a little bit at a time, I thought, as I watched him, absorbed in contemplation of the Virgin. The previous day, the world made sense, even without love's presence. But now we needed each other in order to see the true brilliance of things. - Author: Paulo Coelho
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#12. The secular, for all its goodness, does not defend itself very well against mindless and perpetual consumption. It cries out to be offered by abstinence as well as use; to be appreciated, not simply absorbed. Hunger remains the best sauce. - Author: Robert Farrar Capon
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#13. Teenagers, especially girl ones, seem like the perfect canary-in-the-coal-mine characters to me. They capture American culture and its perversion, its hypocrisy - how absorbed we are with youth and beauty and sexualized imagery, for instance, while preaching abstinence and modesty. - Author: Antonya Nelson
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#14. Why does it help to read others' stories? It is not only that misery loves company, because (I learned) misery is too self-absorbed to want much company. Others' experiences did help with my emotional struggle ... - Author: David Sheff
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#15. I've lived to see key parts of my research absorbed in textbooks and in central banks around the world. And some finance ministries, too. - Author: Edmund Phelps
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#16. ... worry is an emotional state that I abhor. It tends to be self-absorbed and short-sighted, and holds no purpose other than to waste energy and distract the mind from what actually matters. - Author: Penny Reid
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#17. So vast is India, and so uniquely resilient and deeply rooted are her intertwined social and religious institutions, that all foreign intruders are sooner or later either shaken off or absorbed. - Author: William Dalrymple
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#18. I may have spent long enough in your orbit to have absorbed your ferocious conviction that a happy family cannot be a mere myth or that even if it is, better to die trying for the fine if unattainable than sulking in passive, cynical resignation that hell is other people you're related to. - Author: Lionel Shriver
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#19. 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. - Author: Arthur Christiansen
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#20. 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. - Author: Orville Wright
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#21. As I sat here, absorbed in my needlework, the urge to consult the orb overpowered me. I arose, I settled myself before it, and I gazed into its crystalline depths . . . and what do you think I saw gazing back at me?" "An ugly old bat in outsize specs?" Ron muttered under his breath. - Author: J.K. Rowling
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#22. We are quite at ease in this no man's land of ignorance and doubt and dispute, absorbed in the ambiguities of trying to reach truth by mixing fact with invention. - Author: Barry Unsworth
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#23. Nature is good at connectivity. The impact of diverse human activities is observed and absorbed throughout nature. Everything is linked. Nature has no problem with coherence. Ecosystems react with their own logic. - Author: Jonas Gahr Store
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#24. Knowledge is of two kinds: that which is absorbed and that which is heard. And that which is heard does not profit if it is not absorbed. - Author: Ali Ibn Abi Talib
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#25. He gave the impression of being clean and dry as though he had been pressed between two large blotters which had absorbed all his vital juices. - Author: Charles Baxter
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#26. He felt the pressure of her love as she squeezed his fingers, and then there was nothing. Except the pain. But nothing else, no Heather, no hospital, no staff men, no light. And no sound. It was an eternal moment and it absorbed him completely. - Author: Philip K. Dick
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#27. I read and learned and fretted more about Canada after I left than I ever did while I was home. I absorbed anything I could on topics that ranged from Folklore to history to political mainifestos ... I ranted and raved and seethed about things beyond my control. In short I acted like a Canadian. - Author: Will Ferguson
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#28. In America, life is introverted, self-absorbed - and so is their music. - Author: Chris Barber
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#29. There you have it: our lives in a nutshell. Emphasis on nut.
But if the above whipped your mind into a frenzy, here's something even more interesting: Fang started a blog. Not that he's self-absorbed or trendy or anything. Nope, not him. - Author: James Patterson
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#30. Self esteem is not the same as being self centered, self absorbed or selfish. Self esteem is also not complacency or overconfidence, both of which and set us up for failure. Self esteem is a strong motivator to work hard. Self esteem is related to mental health and happiness. - Author: Glenn R. Schiraldi
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#31. The healers' university looked exactly as Tessia had imagined. Her father had described it as an 'old but strange building that has adopted and absorbed surrounding houses as opportunity and funds allowed'. It sounded confusing and intriguing, and it was. - Author: Trudi Canavan
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#32. There was a code, and though it was mostly unspoken, I absorbed it early on. You always put all the trout back in the water alive except for a few to eat. You didn't count your trout or call attention to their size or weight. You took time to watch and enjoy seeing your partners catch trout. - Author: Howard Frank Mosher
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#33. Perhaps, for each of them, I also resembled someone who was dead. I had barely arrived at Adelma and I was already one of them, I had gone over to their side, absorbed in that kaleidescope of eyes, wrinkles, grimaces. - Author: Italo Calvino
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#34. People get absorbed in chitchats with whomever they meet. They simply have to meet someone. Infinite energies are wasted in such chitchatting. - Author: Dada Bhagwan
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#35. I absorbed as many Impressionist paintings as I could, in Parisian museums and in many museums in the United States and in books, looking for clues to architecture, clothing, settings. - Author: Susan Vreeland
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#36. There was something nice about a man who was absorbed by a good book. - Author: Maya Rodale
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#37. Programming (or making music) at night is dreamtime, a period exclusively mental, utterly absorbed, sustained and timeless, placeless, disembodied. - Author: Stewart Brand
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#38. When a woman is absorbed with God's glory, she will interpret her life according to His Truth - Author: Susan Hunt
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#39. He rolled his eyes luxuriously at her. It was like he merely absorbed her anger, saving it all up for when he needed it for himself. - Author: Maggie Stiefvater
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#40. When a pagan race comes in contact with a Christian race, they are converted, absorbed, or exterminated. - Author: Joseph R. Bartlett
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#41. As at those words did I myself become;
And all my love was so absorbed in Him,
That in oblivion Beatrice was eclipsed. - Author: Dante Alighieri
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#42. We are critical and skeptical. But when we are absorbed in a story, we drop our intellectual guard. - Author: Jonathan Gottschall
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#43. Now, on the contrary, here he was , plunged into a whiteness so luminous, so total, that it swallowed up rather than absorbed, not just colours, but the very things and beings , thus making them twice as invisible - Author: Jose Saramago
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#44. You don't know Mexico, man. You have trivialized Mexico. You are a fool about Mexico if you think that Mexico is five blocks. That is not Mexico; that is some crude Americanism you have absorbed. - Author: Richard Rodriguez
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#45. We have always absorbed our own disintegration. - Author: Colum McCann
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#46. The Spirit of Place [does not] exert its full influence upon a newcomer until the old inhabitant is dead or absorbed. So America ... The moment the last nuclei of Red [Indian] life break up in America, then the white men will have to reckon with the full force of the demon of the continent. - Author: D.H. Lawrence
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#47. How unlucky I am that this should happen to me. But not at all. Perhaps, say how lucky I am that I am not broken by what has happened, and I am not afraid of what is about to happen. For the same blow might have stricken anyone, but not many would have absorbed it without capitulation and complaint. - Author: Marcus Aurelius
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#48. I could see where the faded ink intersected with its surface, half-absorbed but half not, rendering part of every word a mere whisper, the shadow left behind when all its thicker parts had rotted away. - Author: Gemma Files
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#49. The sky was painted over, a perfect uniform gray. On days like this the clouds probably absorbed the sounds from the surface of the earth. And not just sounds. All kinds of things. Perceptions, for example. - Author: Haruki Murakami
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#50. Preaching a series allows you to go into greater depth in the text, and spending several weeks on one theme allows the teaching to be absorbed more thoroughly. - Author: John Ortberg
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#51. When you are completely absorbed or caught up in something, you become oblivious to things around you, or to the passage of time. It is this absorption in what you are doing that frees your unconscious and releases your creative imagination. - Author: Rollo May
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#52. When you are being judged by someone that has no idea who you are always remember this: Dogs always bark at strangers and usually there is always some wacko neighbor that wants to try out their new gun on an intruder. - Author: Shannon L. Alder
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#53. Her face is a map of remembered trouble and absorbed guilt, The green eyes look broken, as if their glass has shattered. A motorway pile-up of wrecked mascara. Lashes jeweled with tears. - Author: Glen Duncan
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#54. A strange idea was pecking at his brain like a chicken in the egg, and very, very much absorbed him. - Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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#55. Defeat is real. It is also temporary. We have to understand both. Faced for what it is, absorbed and met without self-deception, defeat can offer wisdom and motivation. Begin even though you know that you will suffer failure and defeat along the way. - Author: Eric Greitens
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#56. I was totally absorbed. I was in another world, or another dimension; all sense of time evaporated. - Author: Prince Charles
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#57. Grownups don't pay it much attention because they can't imagine anything more majestic to a child than their own selves and so confused dependance for reverence. - Author: Toni Morrison
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#58. I've been surrounded by some of the best economic minds in the country, and hopefully I've absorbed some of that. - Author: John Bolton
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#59. Exceptional men do not hold their experiences to be out of the ordinary or of interest to anyone else. Unlike the trodden fungus-men, they are not so ignorantly and presumptuously self-absorbed. They are nobody and they know it. They shun notice. They are exceedingly rare. - Author: Nick Tosches
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#60. Sometimes she despaired at other women - their feebleness, their triviality, the nonsense they absorbed. So many were like little doe-eyed deer waiting to be chased, clueless with a different mindset and a bit of effort they could be the predators. - Author: Dave Franklin
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#61. I soaked up the drink and it, in return, absorbed me. - Author: Martin Pond
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#62. Samadhi is perfect absorption to the point where there is no sense of being absorbed, not the consciousness of knowing that you are having an experience. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#63. She absorbed the terror and beauty of him and his world. Of every moment over the past days. All of it, filling her up like the first breath she'd ever taken. And never had she loved life more. - Author: Veronica Rossi
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#64. 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. - Author: Joshua Chamberlain
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#65. I walk alone, absorbed in my fantastic play,
Fencing with rhymes, which, parrying nimbly, back away;
Tripping on words, as on rough paving in the street,
Or bumping into verses I long had dreamed to meet. - Author: Charles Baudelaire
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#66. At the cross a world of sin is absorbed by the love of God and recycled into grace and mercy. This is what the cross is about! This is what Christianity reveals. Christianity - Author: Brian Zahnd
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#67. In his twilight years Hmaing became a supporter of leftist politics while remaining a devout Buddhist. It is open to question how much he actually absorbed of the Marxist socialist ideologies embraced by many of his young disciples. Khitsan - Author: Suu Kyi, Aung San
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#68. And a sensible work strategy might be: surrender to the task but not to the taskmaster, become absorbed in the work itself but never absorb the work ethos. - Author: Michael Foley
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#69. And so the ordinary unendurable torments we all experienced were indeed exceptional in the way they were absorbed in each heart. - Author: E.L. Doctorow
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#70. They no longer saw themselves as doers or avengers or saviors; the day had absorbed them. Helplessly, they were only living. - Author: Stephen King
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#71. He made a careful rehearsal of some of their bits of talk
why had she said this? what had she meant by that? why had she done the other? He dwelt on these matters with an absorbed speculation, and with a young man of Ogden's temperament speculation was but the first step on the way to love. - Author: Henry Blake Fuller
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#72. By the time I was 18, I had absorbed punk rock from America, Britain, and the West Coast. All of it was so dark and weird and different and cool and hot and sexy and rebellious. It was a fist-in-the-air kind of rebellion that I wasn't getting from the '70s mainstream. - Author: Michael Stipe
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#73. Relax; the world's not watching that closely. It's too busy contemplating itself in the mirror. - Author: Richelle E. Goodrich
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#74. Just as the light changes everything, love changes everything. Your face changes. Your body changes. You don't want to wear any clothes. You just want to be with him, taste him, feel him, be absorbed by him. - Author: Chloe Thurlow
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#75. My life isn't theories and formulae. It's part instinct, part common sense. Logic is as good a word as any, and I've absorbed what logic I have from everything and everyone ... from my mother, from training as a ballet dancer, from Vogue magazine, from the laws of life and health and nature. - Author: Audrey Hepburn
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#76. For man, mind is the cause of bondage and mind is the cause of liberation. Mind absorbed in sense objects is the cause of bondage, and mind detached from the sense objects is the cause of liberation. - Author: A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
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#77. Stories have a special way of putting us inside the people, inside the boots of the soldiers. You're absorbed in a way a documentary or nonfiction can't do for you. - Author: Tim O'Brien
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#78. I think young adults get a bad rap for being self-absorbed and self-centered. My experience going around the United States and speaking in schools is that teenagers here are very interested in the fate of their peers around the world. - Author: Patricia McCormick
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#79. The majority of mankind is lazy-minded, incurious, absorbed in vanities, and tepid in emotion, and is therefore incapable of either much doubt or much faith. - Author: T. S. Eliot
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#80. Put into words by this selfish, well-fed, and supremely indifferent old man it suddenly became the Pharisaic voice of a society wholly absorbed in barricading itself against the unpleasant. - Author: Edith Wharton
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#81. It is when you are really living in the present-working, thinking, lost, absorbed in something you care about very much, that you are living spiritually. - Author: Brenda Ueland
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#82. Do not become self-absorbed, but become self-aware. - Author: Abhijit Naskar
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#83. To be interested is to be absorbed in, wrapped up in, carried away by, some object. To take an interest is to be on the alert, to care about, to be attentive. - Author: John Dewey
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#84. Give me needy emotional whining bullshit.
Flash.
Give me self-absorbed egocentric twaddle.
Christ. - Author: Chuck Palahniuk
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#85. I have spent years of my life lovingly absorbed in the thoughts and perceptions of . . . people who do not exist. - Author: Marilynne Robinson
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#86. Whiteness is the color of death, you know, not black. Wetness is life, the breeder and shaper of life. In the beginning the sun was black. So all light was absorbed before it had a chance to return. And our dreams, then, were empty. - Author: Jim Carroll
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#87. 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. - Author: Elton John
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#88. I like to be absorbed in what my character's doing. - Author: Mia Wasikowska
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#89. It's always difficult to see yourself as other people do, but I'm realistic about my appearance. I wasn't born with one of those pretty, pretty faces, so I've never been absorbed with the way I look. I just try to make the most of what I've got. - Author: Alison Jackson
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#90. It was a vicious circle, though. The more gratification we found in our own geniuses, the more isolated we grew. Our home was like an artists' colony. We ate together, but otherwise were absorbed in our separate pursuits. And in this isolation, our creativity took on an aspect of compulsion. - Author: Alison Bechdel
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#91. The importance of solitude is to help you to differentiate your own thoughts from those you have studied, read, heard, or unintentionally absorbed. - Author: Tonya Sheridan
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#92. They were people whose lives were slow, who did not see themselves growing old, or falling sick, or dying, but who disappeared little by little in their own time, turning into memories, mists from other days, until they were absorbed into oblivion. - Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#93. 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. - Author: Rick Allen
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#94. The leaves of the tree were yellow, as though they have absorbed all the spring sunshine and were saving it for winter. - Author: Sarah Blakley-Cartwright
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#95. It had to be U. U. was the only town I could still bear, the one spot in the atlas I'd already absorbed head-on. When you take too many of your critical hits in one place, that place can no longer hurt you. - Author: Richard Powers
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#96. At any rate, during the few hours when the depressive state itself eased off long enough to permit the luxury of concentration, I had recently filled this vacuum with fairly extensive reading and I had absorbed many fascinating and troubling facts - Author: William Styron
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#97. When I had my daughter, my priorities shifted. Being in the world of fashion you have to be very self-absorbed and surrounded by people that are self-absorbed. - Author: Carolyn Murphy
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#98. 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. - Author: Pearl S. Buck
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#99. Never be too absorbed by your own ambitions to encourage those of your family. - Author: Wes Fesler
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#100. Selfishness draws men into a spiritual vacuum where, absorbed in self service, they shut out all others. - Author: William R. Bradford
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