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  • Elie Wiesel
    Elie Wiesel
    Rumanian-born American Writer 1928-
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    I believe that all the survivors are mad. One time or another their madness will explode. You cannot absorb that much madness and not be influenced by it. That is why the children of survivors are so tragic. I see them in school. They don't know how
  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
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    All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.
  • Auberon Herbert
    Auberon Herbert
    British writer, theorist, philosopher
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    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.
  • Kofi Annan
    Kofi Annan
    Ghanaian diplomat 1938-
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    I think over time you learn to know a bit more about yourself - you develop a certain amount of self-insight and self-awareness, and you know what you can absorb, and what you cannot; what gets to you and what doesn't.
  • Sir William Osler
    Sir William Osler
    Canadian Physician 1849-1919
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    It is much simpler to buy books than to read them and easier to read them than to absorb their contents.
  • Carre Otis
    Carre Otis
    American model and actress 1968-
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    Just as young people absorb all kinds of messages from the media, young girls learn what it means to be a woman by watching the older women in their lives.
  • William Faulkner
    William Faulkner
    American writer 1897-1962
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    Read, read, read. Read everything - trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You'll absorb it. Then write. If it is good, you'll find out. If it's not, throw it out the window.
  • Basil Bunting
    Basil Bunting
    British poet 1900-1985
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    Sooner or later we must absorb Islam if our own culture is not to die of anemia.
  • Caleb Deschanel
    Caleb Deschanel
    American cinematographer and director 1944-
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    The Chinese are brought up to believe that you should be silent in class. The teacher speaks, and you just listen and absorb what they say.
  • Adam Smith
    Adam Smith
    Scottish Economist 1723-1790
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    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.
  • Jean Baudrillard
    Jean Baudrillard
    French sociologist, philosopher and cultural theorist 1929-2007
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    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.
  • Edward Bulwer-Lytton
    Edward Bulwer-Lytton
    English writer and poet 1803-1873
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    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.
  • Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    French essayist and philosopher 1533-1592
    Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
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    When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books, They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind.
  • Carla Bley
    Carla Bley
    American jazz composer, pianist, organist and bandleader 1936-
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    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.
  • Bill Gates
    Bill Gates
    American business magnate, investor, author and philanthropist 1955-
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    [Smart] is an elusive concept. There's a certain sharpness, an ability to absorb new facts. To ask an insightful question. To relate to domains that may not seem connected at first. A certain creativity that allows people to be effective.
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