Friendship, like love, is destroyed by long absence, though it may be increased by short intermissions.
When I came back to Dublin I was court marshaled in my absence and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.
The joy of life is variety; the tenderest love requires to be rekindled by intervals of absence.
Absentee, n.: A person with an income who has had the forethought to remove himself from the sphere of exaction.
When a man is out of sight, it is not too long before he is out of mind.
Nothing can make up for the absence of someone whom we love, and it would be wrong to try to find a substitute… It is nonsense to say that God fills the gap; he does not fill it, but on the contrary, he keeps it empty and so helps us to keep alive our former […]
Presents, I often say, endear absents.
Sometimes I need what only you can provide – your absence.
Sometimes, only one person is missing, and the whole world seems depopulated.
There is one pain, I often feel, which you will never know. It’s caused by the absence of you.