Quotes about absence

Absence and death are the same - only that in death there is no suffering. Theodore Roosevelt

Absence - that common cure of love. Lord Byron

Being solitary is being alone well: being alone luxuriously immersed in doings of your own choice, aware of the fullness of your won presence rather than of the absence of others. Because solitude is an achievement. Alice Koller

Friendship, like love, is destroyed by long absence, though it may be increased by short intermissions. Samuel Johnson

Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it. Thomas Fuller

Absence blots people out. We really have no absent friends. Ambrose Bierce

Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair. William Cowper

Grief at the absence of a loved one is happiness compared to life with a person one hates. Jean de la Bruyere

Most of what matters in your life takes place in your absence. Salman Rushdie

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

Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it enkindles the great. Roger de Rabutin

I like to think I get better with age, but maybe absence makes the heart grow fonder. Bonnie Raitt