Management has failed to give a consistent reason for his absence.
We are all part of a team, so my absence is not a problem.
In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery?
This bed yawnsbeneath the weightof our absent selves.
We’d like to talk to him and see what he knows. He’s conspicuous by his absence.
Talk well of the absent whenever you have the opportunity.
Rulers are not anointed. They are created by the void of self-mastery.
I lost myself in the burden of trying to be your savior.
On all the major issues, the Europeans stand out because of their absence.
Peace, in the sense of the absence of war, is of little value to someone who is dying of hunger or cold. It will not remove the pain of torture inflicted on a prisoner of conscience. It does not comfort those who have lost their loved ones in floods caused by senseless deforestation in a...
Martin said, “It feels as though part of my self has detached and gone to Amsterdam, where it—she—is waiting for me. Do you know about phantom-limb syndrome?” Julia nodded. “There’s pain where she ought to be. It’s feeding the other pain, the thing that makes me wash and count and all that. So her absence...
In the absence of facts, the IAAF cannot and will not do anything,
It’s so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone.
The people who are absent are the ideal; those who are present seem to be quite commonplace.
Now here it was after all, preserved by some considerate hand with varnisch and wax. Preserved along with it, like stale air in an unopened room, was the well known fear which had surrounded and filled those days, so much of it that I hadn’t even known it was there. Because, unfamiliar with the abscence...
This is for you, for your breath, whose absence would lessen a greater world.
She sheltered her colors in the dark, where others were blind to see; I caught a glimpse of her lastly when she gave me a chance, before disappearing into the day. There was beauty locked in her that unfolded like an umbrella’s claw, her true self that desired compassion, trust, protection and the potential to...