Absent Quotes

The absent are like children, helpless to defend themselves.

It takes time for the absent to assume their true shape in our thoughts. After death they take on a firmer outline and then cease to change.

Failing to be there when a man wants her is a woman’s greatest sin, except to be there when he doesn’t want her.

Absence is to love what wind is to a fire; it puts out the little, it kindles the great.

I dote on his very absence. (The Merchant of Venice)

The only consolation I can find in your immediate presence is your ultimate absence.

Greater things are believed of those who are absent.

Love reckons hours for months, and days for years; And every little absence is an age.

‘Tis said that absence conquers love; But oh believe it not! I’ve tried, alas! its power to prove, But thou art not forgot.

Absence does not make the heart grow fonder, but it sure heats up the blood.