Absorb Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Absorb Quotes from William Osler, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Yotam Ottolenghi, Tom Odell, Tom Landry. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

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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.
William Osler
I’m concerned by a deficient technology. In other words, errors or noises. It absorbs me, and I wonder if new cultural currents could emerge from this deficiency.
Ryuichi Sakamoto
Polenta is to northern Italy what bread is to Tuscany, what pasta is to Emilia-Romagna and what rice is to the Veneto: easy to make, hungry to absorb other flavours, and hugely versatile.
Yotam Ottolenghi
I genuinely find the most meaningful thing I do is to make music, but also to absorb some sort of creativity.
Tom Odell
Look at Bjorn Borg or Jack Nicklaus. Those guys really concentrate. With the world on their shoulders, they’re so absorbed with what they’re doing.
Tom Landry
I’ve always been afraid of video games – not afraid that I wouldn’t like them, but that I would like them too much, and that after mere seconds in front of any particularly bright and absorbing game, I would abandon all ambition, turn into a mouth-breathing zombie, and develop a wide, sofa-shaped rear end.
Susan Orlean
I believe in observing and absorbing life.
Ranvir Shorey
American society is a sort of flat, fresh-water pond which absorbs silently, without reaction, anything which is thrown into it.
Henry Adams
Managing forests, rivers, grasslands, and coral reefs in sustainable ways makes them more resilient and increases their ability to absorb greenhouse gases, which is good for business.
Johan Rockstrom
The U.S. Constitution has absorbed the end of slavery, the Civil War, Civil Rights and Watergate.
Gavin Esler
What Jimmy Page did was pretty inspiring for guitar players. He married a lot of acoustic elements into hard rock. The kind of chords he used were very left of center, with a lot of dissonance – I absorbed that like a sponge. It’s all over the music I write, always.
Nancy Wilson
I can remember that 2005 Ashes as a kid and being really absorbed in that whole series at 14 years old. It was magical.
Joe Root
Life is going to be complex, and the only way we’re able navigate our way through it at all is by living as best we can and absorbing those experiences and somehow making intuitive responses in future situations that resemble them in some way.
Daniel Tammet
Shooting at Coco Chanel’s apartment was an unexpectedly absorbing experience. The essence of Chanel is firmly rooted there in all of her possessions, and I truly believe that her spirit and soul still inhabit the second floor.
Sam Taylor-Johnson
There are a lot of kids out there that look at me as their mother, and I have my two biological children, and there are so many queens that look at me as an aunt or some sort of confidante, and I can absorb it really well.
Michelle Visage
I often feel like a nutty professor, like I’m going to try this experiment and see if it works. My hypothesis is, people in the West can absorb African women stories without any shaken or stirred mixer. It can come directly from the source.
Danai Gurira
I absorb the science section of ‘The New York Times.’ You know, I have a degree: I’m an A.A.D. Almost a Doctor.
Evelyn Lauder
When I’m onstage, I’m on, but a different part of me is on: the part of me that absorbs life, sees everything occurring, and touches on everything around me.
Carlos Mencia
Some programming languages manage to absorb change, but withstand progress.
Alan Perlis
There is a subconscious way of taking violence as a way of expression, as a normality, and it has a lot of effects in the youth in the way they absorb education and what they hope to get out of life.
Salma Hayek
Cities tend to be representations of societies: diversity and inequality find their extremes in urban settings. Yet, when war is added onto pre-existing inequalities, high levels of poverty, or even disaster, urban fragility increases exponentially, making it harder to absorb the shocks of warfare.
Peter Maurer
It is from the traditional family that we absorb those universal ideals and principles which are the teaching of Jesus, the bedrock of our religious faith. We are taught the difference between right and wrong, and about the law, just punishment and discipline.
Kamisese Mara
A good culture in a hospital can absorb and manage a few bad nurses, but once the culture becomes bad in itself, bad nursing practice is much harder to hide.
Jo Brand
America is a mosaic not of groups but of individuals, each of whom carries a host of cultural influences, some chosen, some inherited, some absorbed by osmosis. That mosaic is held together by the pursuit of happiness, the most powerful mortar ever conceived. Left alone, it will long endure.
Virginia Postrel
When I’m absorbed in a work of fiction, time and place melts away, as though I’ve drifted away from my usual reality and been absorbed into another.
Laura van den Berg
We are bombarded on all sides by a vast number of messages we don’t want or need. More information is generated in a single day than we can absorb in a lifetime. To fully enjoy life, all of us must find our own breathing space and peace of mind.
James E. Faust
If you focus on the very narrow, myopic interaction between students, their teachers, and the curriculum, you are ignoring 90 percent of what’s affecting that student’s ability to learn and be ready to absorb that curriculum and perform well in school and reach their potential.
Michelle Wu
We can do things the cheap way, the simple way, for the short-term and without regard for the future. Or, we can make the extra effort, do the hard work, absorb the criticism and make decisions that will cause a better future.
Mike Rounds
I would spend hours absorbing every intonation, every inflection – how the singer would convey a sentiment and how it would sound coming out of their head. All of those things I very carefully watched and absorbed, and so I guess I was studying my whole life, although not in any sort of conventional way.
Kat Edmonson
A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor.
Victor Hugo
Teenagers, especially girl ones, seem like the perfect canary-in-the-coal-mine characters to me. They capture American culture and its perversion, its hypocrisy – how absorbed we are with youth and beauty and sexualized imagery, for instance, while preaching abstinence and modesty.
Antonya Nelson
I had a confused early hippie phase, which was like a cafeteria tray of sloppy, semi-Marxist thoughts, absorbed second-hand.
P. J. O’Rourke
I never really did that well in school because I was so absorbed with doing acting.
Ansel Elgort
The fact that I wasn’t expected to read music at all and was absorbing everything by ear… it had a huge affect on the kind of musician that I became.
Andrew Bird
Growing up in England, of course you do absorb certain ways the royals wave their hands and carry themselves.
Julie Andrews
I was a crazy little seven-year-old. I used to get up an hour early to watch the big kids train. I thought, ‘I must absorb their awesomeness.’ That was my goal from when I was seven. I told my coach, ‘I’m going to the Olympics.’
Bronte Campbell
Whatever the trend in exchange rates or whatever the external factors, a manufacturing company is always faced with the mission of transforming itself into a company that can produce higher value-added to absorb the increase in the cost of living in the country it’s operating in.
Fujio Mitarai
How we absorb music is unique. I know what I do. When I’m listening to music, I tend to find myself in a song. That’s what really makes you connect is if you feel what that song is saying.
Amy Grant
I think what has allowed me to be successful is that I can absorb more information than most and drill down to the key business elements of that information and make faster decisions. And of course, I truly try to enjoy every minute of my life. I can never understand why anyone wouldn’t.
Mark Cuban
I have a lot of chameleon qualities, I get very absorbed in my surroundings.
River Phoenix
I wouldn’t listen to my parents, but I found out that I absorbed. I never heard what they said – told me – but I did what they did.
Andrew Young
One is not idle because one is absorbed. There is both visible and invisible labor. To contemplate is to toil, to think is to do. The crossed arms work, the clasped hands act. The eyes upturned to Heaven are an act of creation.
Victor Hugo
Anything that I’m naturally curious about, I get really into. Maybe it’s O.C.D. I get really consumed by something until I absorb it, then I’m done with it.
Sturgill Simpson
I wanted to absorb the comedy world by osmosis. But I really loved kind of throwing myself in head first.
Rachel Brosnahan
When you buy carbon offsets, you pay to take planet-warming carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere in exchange for the greenhouse gases you put in. For example, you can put money toward replanting trees, which absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
Tatiana Schlossberg
Fiber and other nondigestible carbs are bulky and tend to slow digestion, which, in turn, eases the absorption of glucose into the bloodstream. When glucose enters the bloodstream more slowly, cells are better able to burn it for energy.
Denise Austin
‘Dandelion Wine’ became one of the few books that I returned to time and again, and while not anywhere near the story crafter as Mr. Bradbury, I hope I managed to absorb by osmosis some of his techniques.
Kim Harrison
I am a big cinema nerd! I’ve absorbed a lot of films.
Flying Lotus
Every actor and actress is possessed of the absorbing passion to create something distinctive and unique.
Hattie McDaniel
You don’t have to subject yourself to the sweep and rigor of Bourdieu’s book ‘Distinction’ to feel how thoroughly a lower-calorie version of its ideas has been absorbed into the cultural bloodstream.
Garth Risk Hallberg
Salim-Sulaiman have always been my favourite. It’s just an absolute pleasure working with them, and there’s always something new you get to learn just by sitting in their studio and absorbing all that’s happening around you.
Armaan Malik
The old Establishment has always preserved its position by not being too exclusive – it has been wily enough to absorb the up-and-coming and convert them to their attitudes and mannerisms.
Andrew Neil
I have been ‘absorbing’ people – their voices, their mannerisms – all my life, to the point where I am a sort of Frankenstein of different people. My own speaking voice is, in fact, a mixture of how my two best mates speak, because they are cool, and I am not.
Kayvan Novak
I always love being an actor for the simple fact that, whenever you do a job, you have to read a lot of stuff that you’ve never read before; you explore things, and generally you meet experts in lots of fields, and you get to absorb that information and make it look like you’ve done it for 20 years.
Kieran Bew
Does the entry of Indian H-1B worker augur a change in the relations of production in the world of cybertechnology? No, but the presence of such workers – their skills and their histories – introduce contradictions into the system that are not always easily absorbed or dissolved.
Amitava Kumar
I hope my children will grow up to love literature, but I expect they will absorb it as readily via a screen or pod as from glued quires of printed pages.
Jacob Weisberg
I’m completely absorbed by Peter Guralnick’s definitive, two-part biography of Elvis Presley: ‘Last Train To Memphis’ and ‘Careless Love.’ Meticulously researched, this is a compelling mix of history, myth-busting, and, of course, some timeless music.
Mark Billingham
I remember one day during my freshman year of high school, when as usual I was obsessively listening to a cast recording: it may have been ‘Jesus Christ Superstar.’ And I remember sitting there, totally absorbed, saying to myself, ‘I can do this.’
James Van Der Beek
As I stood there absorbing Hammett’s novel, the slot machines at the back of the shop were clanking and whirring, and in the billiard room upstairs the perpetual poker game was being played.
Ross MacDonald
The man who writes for hire has an obligation, if only to himself, to keep an open mind and to absorb new ideas.
Henry Mancini
My whole life was absorbed with my art. I was known by my schoolmates as the kid who could draw.
Thomas Kinkade
It’s about listening to the land and being patient and being ready to absorb our dreaming or our path or our destiny slowly, with patience, being ready to absorb that when it’s time and not chasing it.
Xavier Rudd
Children are extremely perceptive and absorb what goes on around them long before they can talk or even comprehend language. They are like finely tuned receivers that pick up much more than is merely said. They are receptive and attuned to every mood, feeling, and change that goes on in people around them.
Theodore Isaac Rubin
Good stories flow like honey. Bad stories stick in the craw. A bad story? One that cannot be absorbed on the first time of reading.
Arthur Christiansen
The influence of a mother upon the lives of her children cannot be measured. They know and absorb her example and attitudes when it comes to questions of honesty, temperance, kindness, and industry.
Billy Graham
Fear is what activates your tools; your jab, your movement, your speed, your ability to absorb punishment.
Chris Eubank Sr.
I would come, many years later, to understand why ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ is considered ‘an important novel’, but when I first read it at 11, I was simply absorbed by the way it evoked the mysteries of childhood, of treasures discovered in trees, and games played with an exotic summer friend.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Climate neutrality means a situation where the world can naturally absorb the emissions that will continue to be produced in our societies.
Patricia Espinosa
I stayed in Miami and New York until I was about nine, and then we moved to India and stayed there for about four years and eventually moved to Berlin. It was definitely a cultural experience in its fullest, and I absorbed a lot. I don’t regret any of it.
Amber Mark
I try to live in the moment. When you’re in a singles match, you’re in there, and the guy’s on top of you, and you’re in a hold, and you’re being smothered: You’re in the fight at all times. But when we’re doing these team fights, you have a little time to take in the moment and just absorb the energy of the crowd.
Roman Reigns
When you work with actors, what you’re hoping to absorb is good ways to be an actor as opposed to how to handle being famous.
Domhnall Gleeson
Realizing that we’ve surrendered our self-esteem to others and choosing to be accountable for our own self-worth would mean absorbing the terrifying fact that we’re always vulnerable to pain and loss.
Martha Beck
It helps immerse yourself in what you potentially want to do. Being involved, learning firsthand and observing the craft and absorbing all you can, makes it easier to define what you want. It will also ultimately make you a better Chef. Culinary school, or even a single class, is a great bet too.
Giada De Laurentiis
When I work on films, I like to be involved from as early as possible. I think this is really good and beneficial in terms of absorbing the atmosphere of the film and for the music to become a part of the DNA of the film.
Johann Johannsson
If you’re going to do something, you should go all in and be absorbed in the process and want to do well and be OK with being really consumed by it. But at the same time, I guess the balance there lies in not letting the result define who you are as a person and your self-worth.
Ellyse Perry
I like to absorb the atmosphere and explore wherever I’m working or visiting, so I can’t say there’s any type of place I don’t like. When you travel you have to be open to new experiences.
Gregory Porter
I’m ready to do any kind of work, as long as it absorbs my passion for making a just world and equal world.
Winnie Byanyima
I came along in the ’60s having absorbed as much as I could up until then and added my own tastes and search into the equation. I guess that’s how I see ‘Now He Sings, Now He Sobs’ in relation to the development of jazz in general.
Chick Corea
As fiber and other nondigestible carbs pass through your intestine, they bring other nutrients – often fat – along for the ride. This prevents your intestine from breaking down and absorbing some of the fat and cholesterol from the food you eat.
Denise Austin
Children, in a way, are constant learners. Certainly sponge-like. Absorbing everything without careful analysis, even though, at the same time, they are certainly capable of incredible insights.
Yo-Yo Ma
You can only absorb when you look back at photos: like when we played Coachella, and there are thousands of people in the audience, and you just walk on stage.
St. Lucia
For riding a snowmobile, you need to have your knee bent. It needs to absorb the impact of riding over bumps, to allow yourself to stand up or sit down, balance side to side.
Mike Schultz
Pretty much every night of their lives, my 8-year-old sons have absorbed themselves entirely in books. As toddlers, they pointed out pictures, made conjectures; lately, we find them in their bunk beds embarked upon two-hour comic-reading benders.
Anthony Doerr
The school is the servant of the workshop and will one day be absorbed in it. Therefore there will be no teachers or pupils in the Bauhaus but masters, journeymen, and apprentices.
Walter Gropius
I like to go into a space, listen, absorb, and then interpret.
Lynn Nottage
I’d rather let the song live and, as I get older, I’m less absorbed with the clothing. The older I get, I just wanna write good songs.
Brandon Flowers
The doctors realized in retrospect that even though most of these dead had also suffered from burns and blast effects, they had absorbed enough radiation to kill them. The rays simply destroyed body cells – caused their nuclei to degenerate and broke their walls.
John Hersey
I absorb energy, I absorb the good, the bad, I absorb everything. That’s what makes me who I am.
I think maybe since there isn’t a great deal of access to the mainstream media and people don’t understand the language of mainstream media, if you put music out there with lyrics that are loosely political, people absorb some of it and spit it back out.
Thom Yorke
Rex Ryan is definitely a very confident individual and, when you have someone who believes firmly in what he’s speaking, you naturally absorb it.
D’Brickashaw Ferguson
I invited a group of students to my studio to expose them to both the creative and business sides of the fashion industry. It was fun because the group was so bright and full of curiosity. They asked really challenging questions about all aspects of the business and absorbed so much information so quickly.
Narciso Rodriguez
Traveling, I’ve met Ghanaian people who have seen me in minor stuff, but they see the name Ato Essandoh, and they recognize it as a Ghanaian name. They come up to me and are always so excited. You don’t think about it, but they really absorb American culture.
Ato Essandoh
I listen to lots of music, especially Bach, opera (all periods), German lieder, chamber music, and rock, old and new. I can’t listen to music while I write. It’s too absorbing.
Cheryl Mendelson
We need to be both conscious and competent to design products that emulate nature’s life cycles, making sure that they endure and are either recycled or absorbed.
Guilherme Leal
I always looked upon the acts of racist exclusion, or insult, as pitiable, from the other person. I never absorbed that. I always thought that there was something deficient about such people.
Toni Morrison
However one reaches the parks, the main thing is to slow down and absorb the natural wonders at leisure.
Michael Frome
Cryptochrome harnesses the energy of incoming blue light, but other molecules are probably needed to absorb light of other colors.
Jeffrey C. Hall
I love character and voice, and my favourite books have been the ones in which I’ve become completely absorbed.
Helen Oyeyemi
Not born to be rich, by 1981 I had nonetheless begun to use a PC that required for its operation the absorption of several hundred pages of protocols and the placement of very large floppy disks in the freezer to fix frequent crashes.
Mark Helprin
Like Confucius of old, I am so absorbed in the wonder of the earth and the life upon it, that I cannot think of heaven and the angels.
Pearl S. Buck
However, all gifts seem now to be absorbed in one and a man must be either a Preacher or nothing.
Adam Clarke
Years of cooking have taught me that the harder a flour is, the ‘thirstier’ it is. In other words, harder flours tend to have a greater capacity to absorb water than their softer counterparts.
Samin Nosrat
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.
Carre Otis
Our music has always been instant reactive and I guess taking our time to absorb things and say what you really want to say could be much more offensive than anything we’ve ever done.
Fred Durst
I moved to San Francisco when I was 20 years old. I couldn’t even drink yet. My friends in college thought I was so stupid for missing out on the four best years of my life. But I was so ready to start living my own life and absorb Silicon Valley culture.
Brit Morin
Calculating how much carbon is absorbed by which forests and farms is a tricky task, especially when politicians do it.
Donella Meadows
I don’t even have a computer in my office. If I had e-mail, I’d never take the time to read research or absorb information. I want to think about what I’m doing, and that takes time.
John W. Rogers, Jr.
What provides me with the strength and conviction to walk proudly among protesters so angry about the policies I endorse is the support I absorb when I am in my own constituency. Whenever I am at home, I am met with smiling faces, and words of thanks, even hugs.
Layla Moran
Boredom is a very self-conscious emotion by definition. Interest is not. So you can actually be completely absorbed in something and, at certain points in your development, not even realize that you’re into it.
Angela Duckworth
It is a cursed evil to any man to become as absorbed in any subject as I am in mine.
Charles Darwin
I didn’t learn stories, I just absorbed them.
Donald Davis
I had learned that science is a rewarding, active process of discovery, not the passive absorption of what others had discovered.
Harold E. Varmus
I can’t sit down long enough to absorb any kind of learning.
Buddy Rich
Death can really absorb a person. Lik most people, I would find it pleasant not to have to go, but you just accept that it’s more or less inevitable.
Graham Chapman
To possess dignity is to be worthy of respect. Worthy of high esteem. Absorb this: you are worthy of respect.
Beth Moore
As I absorbed life here and understood it better, I just completely fell in love with England.
Gwyneth Paltrow
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.
Adam Smith
Maybe bitcoin is a kind of a bubble. I don’t like it. I’m not comfortable with it. I’m kind of an old dog to be absorbing that kind of a new trick.
Lloyd Blankfein
I suppose even when I was growing up, I noticed I was most happy when I was absorbed in something, lost in the moment and forgot the time, whether was conversation, movie, or a game I was playing. That was my definition of happiness. And I was least happy when I was all over the place, distracted and restless.
Pico Iyer
Leonard Bernstein was probably the most significant formative influence on me – he was such an encompassing musician. I spent my teenage years absorbing him, and my other interests stemmed off of that. Bernstein led me to Sondheim and to Gershwin, and Sondheim led me to listening to Joni Mitchell.
Jason Robert Brown
The brain’s calculations do not require our conscious effort, only our attention and our openness to let the information through. Although the brain absorbs universes of information, little is admitted into normal consciousness.
Marilyn Ferguson
When I was young, I had two older sisters, and since I was the youngest in my family, my mom took me around with her all the time. I was forever with her when she was having coffee in the middle of the afternoon with her three sisters. And they would talk about men. I absorbed a lot of that.
Richard LaGravenese
I try to absorb all types of style and design. I don’t try and restrict my thinking. I enjoy the old and the new. You need that broad perspective to create something different.
Chad Hurley
It was sort of his ‘Brando’ moment – his very ‘method’ moment. He just absorbed it and continued on.
Barry Pepper
I never really saw my dad around when the Iron Maiden and the AC/DC were playing. But he knew what I was doing. I was just absorbing music. So he just kind of left me to my own devices.
Dhani Harrison
The pop-music video is one of the most powerful communication tools we have. Most people have access to a phone, and you can click a video and absorb it in three minutes. If it’s potent enough, you can take in the message or have some sort of experience in multiple dimensions, the music with the image.
Healthy forests and wetlands stand sentry against the dangers of climate change, absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and locking it away in plants, root systems and soil.
Frances Beinecke
In recent years, more and more of my time has become absorbed by administrative work for the research council of ETH-Z of which I am presently the president.
Richard Ernst
This type of mass influx is simply too much to handle. What we’ve had since the disaster of the 1965 Immigration Act will take 100 years or more to absorb.
Peter Brimelow
In the Marvel universe, vibranium has always been this material that absorbs kinetic energy. And any tiny bit of physics knowledge will tell you that that’s really non-Newtonian. You can’t just absorb energy, you’ve gotta change it into something else.
Brian Stelfreeze
With prurient absorption and only minimal risk, we can pretend to be the subject of the lead article on the front page of the Style section of our local newspaper for as long as it takes to finish our morning coffee.
Joanna Scott
It’s always difficult to see yourself as other people do, but I’m realistic about my appearance. I wasn’t born with one of those pretty, pretty faces, so I’ve never been absorbed with the way I look. I just try to make the most of what I’ve got.
Alison Jackson
Museums are good things, places to look and absorb and learn.
Alan King
Billy Jones, positionally, is unbelievable. He’s not the fastest guy but he makes up for it by being positionally sound, so I really tried to focus and absorb where he would be in certain situations and just tried to add that in my game.
DeAndre Yedlin
The food wasn’t very good in the first kitchen I ever worked in. But it was very busy, so I learnt to be fast, absorb pressure, use a knife, and say, ‘Yes, chef.’
Marco Pierre White
While the spoken word can travel faster, you can’t take it home in your hand. Only the written word can be absorbed wholly at the convenience of the reader.
Kingman Brewster, Jr.
The product of the artist has become less important than the fact of the artist. We wish to absorb this person. We wish to devour someone who has experienced the tragic. In our society this person is much more important than anything he might create.
David Mamet
I like Young Thug. A lot of people might think I don’t like Thug. I listen to Thug more than I listen to a lot of them. You got to listen to the music and absorb it. Some people might see him on the centerfold or something and just automatically judge him. You got to listen.
I’ve been naturally quick at learning things, and I learn by doing things, so if I sit beside someone who is actively doing something, I look at how they do it and absorb the way in which they do something and find my own comfortable way of reimagining that, or using certain techniques in my own way.
Jack Garratt
If there had been three public editors before me, the body might have absorbed it a little bit better.
Daniel Okrent
It takes me a while to absorb things.
Naomi Osaka
I believe that writing on music is experienced inside your head, is not a physically present in the world, it has a different kind of authority and prominence and you absorb it differently.
Robert Christgau
We have seen a strong increase in oil prices and up to this year we see that the world has been able to absorb that.
Rodrigo Rato
Hip-hop kind of absorbed rock in terms of the attitude and the whole point of why rock was important music. Young people felt like rock music was theirs, from Elvis to the Beatles to the Ramones to Nirvana. This was theirs; it wasn’t their parents’. I think hip-hop became the musical style that embraces that mentality.
Chris Cornell
The great social adventure of America is no longer the conquest of the wilderness but the absorption of fifty different peoples.
Walter Lippmann
Human beings and plants have co-evolved for millions of years, so it makes perfect sense that our complex bodies would be adapted to absorb needed, beneficial compounds from complex plants and ignore the rest.
Andrew Weil
I’ve been surrounded by some of the best economic minds in the country, and hopefully I’ve absorbed some of that.
John Bolton
Eating apples is good on so many levels. There’s fiber in the skin that’s really good for you. It helps with digestion and helps you absorb all the nutrients of everything you’ve eaten that day. Apples are a really good thing.
Rebecca Romijn
As cities have grown rapidly across the nation, many have neglected infrastructure projects and paved over green spaces that once absorbed rainwater.
Charles Duhigg
The financial crisis was linked to the fact that banks had excessive leverage and too many risky assets. The solution is not to try to dictate to banks what they can do or not do, but to require them to strengthen their capital to absorb potential losses and hold less risky assets.
John Paulson
There’s so much information and journalism on television. We have too much to absorb.
Mark Frost
I never went to a John Wayne movie to find a philosophy to live by or to absorb a profound message. I went for the simple pleasure of spending a couple of hours seeing the bad guys lose.
Mike Royko
I don’t really understand why everybody doesn’t want to direct. It’s an absolutely fascinating combination of skills required and puzzles set on every possible level, emotional and practical and technical. It calls upon such a wide variety of skills. I find it completely absorbing.
Hugh Laurie
An American store is generally a very extensive apartment, handsomely decorated, the roof frequently supported on marble pillars. The owner or clerk is seen seated by his goods, absorbed in the morning paper – probably balancing himself on one leg of his chair, with a spittoon by his side.
Isabella Bird
A lot of technological capital has to be absorbed person-to-person, and that happens more quickly if countries are economically integrated.
Edward C. Prescott
The symbolic view of things is a consequence of long absorption in images. Is sign language the real language of Paradise?
Hugo Ball
I am extraordinarily fascinated by the future of technology. We are in the early infancy of technology, and we have an opportunity to guide how technology develops and integrates into our lives. I talk a lot about the ‘invisible interface,’ or the idea that we can utilize technology without being absorbed into a screen.
Yves Behar
Long before the idea of a writer’s conference was a glimmer in anyone’s eye, writers learned by reading the work of their predecessors. They studied meter with Ovid, plot construction with Homer, comedy with Aristophanes; they honed their prose style by absorbing the lucid sentences of Montaigne and Samuel Johnson.
Francine Prose
I was brought up in Guildford, and I think I used to absorb all the suburban things – seeing coffee mornings, women talking… that stuff, really. I was watching Alan Ayckbourn on some documentary, and he was talking about how he was around a lot of women as a child, listening to all that stuff.
Julia Davis
We lost our way and allowed greed and excess to become the twin pillars of too much of the financial culture. We became a society utterly absorbed in consumption and dismissive of moderation.
Tom Brokaw
If love means that one person absorbs the other, then no real relationship exists any more. Love evaporates; there is nothing left to love. The integrity of self is gone.
Ann Oakley
I’m pretty much self-taught – I never went to any courses. If I want to learn about, say, the frontal lobe, I’ll buy 40 books and absorb them in a couple of weeks. I’m a nerd like that.
Keith Barry
All satire is blind to the forces liberated by decay. Which is why total decay has absorbed the forces of satire.
Theodor W. Adorno
When I play, I become entirely absorbed in the game. It may be a form of concentration.
Helen Wills Moody
Beg of God the removal of envy, that God may deliver you from externals, and bestow upon you an inward occupation, which will absorb you so that your attention is not drawn away.
I’m Italian, so I absorb other cultures through their food.
Joe Russo
When you have children, you realize how easy it is to not see them fully, and perhaps miss all those early years. If you are not careful, you can be too absorbed in work, and they will be only too happy to tell you about it later. Being a parent is one of greatest mindfulness practices of all.
Jon Kabat-Zinn
In the cold, all the blood rushes to your core to protect your heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, and brain. When you leave the water, the blood rushes back to your arms and legs, absorbs that freezing cold, and brings it back to the heart.
Lewis Gordon Pugh
Imagining themes that are specific to coating lines, shapes, shades, thoughts, the decoration of our homes and the objects of utility or pure pleasure, adapting its purpose in a material-specific way to metal or wood, marble or fabric – it is, without any doubt, an absorbing occupation.
Emile Galle
In 1828 we raised the duties, on an average, to nearly fifty per cent, when the debt was on the eve of being discharged, and thereby flooded the country with a revenue, when discharged, which could not be absorbed by the most lavish expenditures.
John C. Calhoun
While the finish given to our picture of the world by the theory of relativity has already been absorbed into the general scientific consciousness, this has scarcely occurred to the same extent with those aspects of the general problem of knowledge which have been elucidated by the quantum theory.
Niels Bohr
If our moral attitudes are entirely the result of nonrational factors, such as gut feelings and the absorption of cultural norms, they should either be stable or randomly drift over time, like skirt lengths or the widths of ties. They shouldn’t show systematic change over human history. But they do.
Paul Bloom
Trusting people to pursue their own futures invariably provides better outcomes. Money goes where it is needed, rather than being absorbed by administration costs.
Bill Shorten
I am very reactive towards everything. There are some who don’t react at all, they absorb everything quietly, while I’d go all out and show my expressions. This is not part of some tamasha I do; I do it because it’s part of my personality. To each his own.
Preity Zinta
Rations were scarcely issued, and the men about preparing supper, when rumors that the enemy had been encountered that day near Gettysburg absorbed every other interest, and very soon orders came to march forthwith to Gettysburg.
Joshua Chamberlain
When we dwell on the enormity of the Second World War and its victims, we try to absorb all those statistics of national and ethnic tragedy. But, as a result, there is a tendency to overlook the way the war changed even the survivors’ lives in ways impossible to predict.
Antony Beevor
When an actor commits himself to a role as fully as Russell Crowe does in the grandiose and silly ‘Gladiator,’ you may ask yourself why and at the same time thank him for his absorption in the part.
Elvis Mitchell
The worst thing you can say about libertarians is that they are intellectually immature, frozen in the worldview many of them absorbed from reading Ayn Rand novels in high school. Like other ideologues, libertarians react to the world’s failing to conform to their model by asking where the world went wrong.
Jacob Weisberg
In our gliding experiments we had had a number of experiences in which we had landed upon one wing, but the crushing of the wing had absorbed the shock, so that we were not uneasy about the motor in case of a landing of that kind.
Orville Wright
It’s interesting that reading, like listening to podcasts, is a lone pursuit, one where we keep our mouths shut and let someone else do the talking. Where we absorb rather than emit. By occasionally isolating ourselves, we can more successfully, more generously, socialise.
Sara Pascoe
Movies absorb our attention more completely, I think.
Roger Ebert
Some people absorb in different ways. I didn’t realize until I was 15 years old how much I retained.
Paul Prudhomme
Replacing white flour with whole wheat generally makes baked goods denser, drier, and more crumbly because the germ and bran in whole wheat absorbs more water.
Claire Saffitz
I always soak in a bath with Epsom salts for a minimum of 20 minutes to absorb the magnesium once I get home.
Mirai Nagasu
Nature is good at connectivity. The impact of diverse human activities is observed and absorbed throughout nature. Everything is linked. Nature has no problem with coherence. Ecosystems react with their own logic.
Jonas Gahr Store
Preaching a series allows you to go into greater depth in the text, and spending several weeks on one theme allows the teaching to be absorbed more thoroughly.
John Ortberg
I have a great love for nature. That must have started somewhere down back home, I think, because my family own one of the better known gardens in Soochow, so I played there, and I lived there, and so I must have absorbed something there. So I continue to have a great interest in nature.
I. M. Pei
I just love music, and I absorbed what I love.
Valerie June
It is a scientific fact that your body will not absorb cholesterol if you take it from another person’s plate.
Dave Barry
Greed probably figures in my intellectual life as well, as I attempt to absorb a massive amount of information with consequent mental indigestion.
Etty Hillesum
I’ll be shadow-boxing and look over and see Kai shadow-boxing around the house. Me and my wife trip out all the time because he listens to us and absorbs everything we do and say… I know I have to be a good example for him. I want him to be proud to say, ‘That’s my father.’
Cody Garbrandt
Fortunately, dance has been what’s interested me all my life. So whether I am faced with incapacities or not, it still absorbs me.
Merce Cunningham
I absorbed a lot from my dad. He’s very disciplined, very productive, and uses his time well. Those are all things you want when you compete.
Karch Kiraly
As we burn fossil fuels, we release carbon dioxide, much of which is absorbed by the oceans.
Tatiana Schlossberg
At Liverpool, I studied Steven Gerrard all the time and improved my game that way. Here, I absorb all I can from Iniesta and Messi.
Philippe Coutinho
When I entered the industry in the early 1970s, I was a gold medalist from the film institute, Pune. That was when graduates from the film institute were very quickly absorbed by the mainstream commercial industry.
Shabana Azmi
We have known for many years that we need vitamin D to facilitate calcium absorption and promote bone mineralization.
Andrew Weil
The absence of God in most spheres of life is perceived to be normal, and even Christians feel it as normal – which is why absorbing the culture all around us and its priorities is so dangerous.
John Piper
Not enough families eat together. We eat in front of the TV while we’re absorbed in a program.
Mehmet Oz
If migrants from other cultures arrive too fast and in numbers too great for society to absorb and integrate them, they begin to impose those cultures on the host country.
Peter Hitchens
Frank Ocean would be incredible; I’d love to be a sponge and absorb everything he says. Every song he puts out, I’m like, ‘Why didn’t I think of this?’
Alessia Cara
I think that Liverpool’s particular modern history lends itself to the cinema better than London in many ways. When you go to Liverpool, you absorb that whole sound and humour.
Rhys Ifans
Change, while sometimes good, is difficult to absorb. I think that a part of it is just having to see the results.
Thom Tillis
Drinking lemon water as soon as you wake up spikes your energy levels physically and mentally. Lemon water gives you steady, natural energy that lasts the length of the day by improving nutrient absorption in your stomach.
Travis Bradberry
When I was 18 I was just absorbing everything around me: whatever happens, happens. I was so naive and willing to ride whatever wave life threw at me.
Paul Wesley
Heroes to me are guys that sit in libraries. They absorb knowledge and then the risks they take are calculated on the basis of the courage it took to become replete with knowledge.
William Hurt
After Hurricane Katrina, over New Orleans, my helicopter crashed and the pilot and I were only saved because we fell on the roof of a flooded house that absorbed the shock. When the helicopter was spiraling downward out of control, I didn’t expect to survive at all.
Yann Arthus-Bertrand
Sex, a great and mysterious motive force in human life, has indisputably been a subject of absorbing interest to mankind through the ages.
William J. Brennan, Jr.
My mom was a housewife and a sponge, who would absorb everything and make it all look like a fairytale when he entered the house. For instance, when he came home, I would always be seen studying with my books open. She always made sure that Dad went back to the shoot happily.
Ram Charan
Growing up in the north, it was natural for me to absorb the Punjabiness around me. I like their way of living, their large-heartedness. I know no other way.
Nothing I had written before ‘Mary Poppins’ had anything to do with children, and I have always assumed, when I thought about it at all, that she had come out of the same wall of nothingness as the poetry, myth and legend that had absorbed me all my writing life.
P. L. Travers
Before my teens, my contemporaries were reading Tolkien and were absorbed by his works, but try as I might, I could not be drawn in, perhaps as something in me resists the epic, medieval-feeling fantasy.
Michael Portillo
For me, if the words are good on the page, the rest of it comes from spending some time with the script, and not like you’re learning lines but absorbing what the script has to offer.
J. K. Simmons
I don’t think there’s a subject matter that can’t absorb 3-D; that can’t tolerate the addition of depth as a storytelling technique.
Martin Scorsese
You need a balance in life between dealing with what’s going on inside and not being so absorbed in yourself that it takes over.
Nigella Lawson
The history of Chechnya is one of imperialism gone terribly wrong. In the 13th and 14th centuries, Chechens were among the few peoples to fend off Mongol conquerors, but at a terrible cost. Turks, Persians, and Russians sought to seize Chechnya, and it was finally absorbed into the Russian Empire in 1859.
Stephen Kinzer
Israel’s capital will never again be a divided city, a city with a wall at its center, a city in which two flags fly. This city, will, in its entirety, absorb immigrants, welcome pilgrims and be the eternal capital of Israel forever.
Yitzhak Shamir
In a country of such recent civilization as ours, whose almost limitless treasures of material wealth invite the risks of capital and the industry of labor, it is but natural that material interests should absorb the attention of the people to a degree elsewhere unknown.
Felix Adler
As we pump greenhouse gases into our atmosphere, the ocean absorbs carbon dioxide, making the seawater acidic and hostile for shellfish and corals.
Barry Gardiner
We all, to some degree, absorb the mythologies around us, our vision refracted by the prisms of our particular time and place.
Alex Tizon
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.
Caleb Deschanel
As a writer, I absorb stories, allow them to churn within my own head and heart – often for years – until I find a way of telling them that fits both my time and temperament.
Walter Dean Myers
With speed skating, it’s like doing one-legged squats over and over again, with that one leg absorbing more than 80 percent of your weight. It takes an enormous amount of strength, and you’re in such a weird position.
Apolo Ohno
In 2001, when the economy was strong, the country was able to absorb substantial deficit spending in the wake of September 11 without constricting the Federal Reserve’s flexibility to ease interest rates.
Brian Deese
Israel would not do that, both because we cannot afford to be accused by the world of aggression and because we cannot, for security and social reasons, absorb in our midst a substantial Arab population.
Moshe Sharett
If a subject excites us, if it stirs our deepest curiosity, or if we have to learn because the stakes are high, we pay much more attention. What we absorb sinks in.
Robert Greene
Many of our buildings have large format murals that are of varying subject matter, and we’ve found that those are the sort of things that make people stop, digest, and absorb.
Miguel McKelvey
I don’t think I have spiritual beliefs in the structured sense – but I believe in the absolute necessity of spirit and a healthy spiritual life. It grew inside me by itself, which is surely the very nature of spirit, and instinctively I protected and nourished it. I also absorbed spirituality by osmosis.
Michael Leunig
Acting is a question of absorbing other people’s personalities and adding some of your own experience.
Jean-Paul Sartre
I rarely listen to music while writing. If I don’t like it, it bothers me, and if I like it, it absorbs me so much I can’t write.
Vikram Seth
England opened up the world of literature for me. Not really having a world of my own, I made up for my disinheritance by absorbing the world of others… I loved them: George Eliot, Thomas Hardy, Charles Dickens… I adopted them passionately.
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
I was totally absorbed in the real world, the politics, the history, the news, and I just couldn’t find my way into the fictional world… When I finally could return to writing the novel, it was in fits and starts.
David Guterson
We didn’t start out to make a protest record at all. That would have been too shallow. As usual, it was simply a case of absorbing what’s going on around us.
Thom Yorke
Fraternity without absorption, union without fusion.
Wilfrid Laurier
Slack is actually a technical term in product management that means the excess capacity the system has to absorb any failures or to take on new work. That’s something that was really on our minds when we came up with it.
Stewart Butterfield
You need to become a good listener. As you’re working, you hear someone else’s lines and how you absorb them becomes your acting.
Jacqueline Bisset
A great conductor is an alchemical force: someone who can absorb the historical weight of a famous melody, the expectations of an audience, and the mercurial brilliance of a host of musicians, and shape them all to his or her interpretative ends.
Sue Perkins
Ocean acidification is caused by the ocean absorbing excess carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, the same carbon dioxide that is the primary cause of global warming, hence the nickname ‘the other carbon problem.’ As they do so, the oceans become more acidic with terrible consequences.
Philippe Cousteau, Jr.
The impact of Luis Enrique has been very positive. He has very clear ideas about football and we’ve absorbed them.
Sergio Busquets
The animal world seizes its food in masses little and big, and often gorges itself with it, but the vegetable, through the agency of the solvent power of water, absorbs its nourishment molecule by molecule.
John Burroughs
It is not Kafka’s fault that his wonderful writings have lately turned into a fad, and are read by people who have neither the ability nor the desire to absorb literature.
Hermann Hesse
Black pepper is necessary to absorb the key antioxidants in most spices and foods, including turmeric, so get a pepper grinder and fill it with Tellicherry peppercorns.
Steven Gundry
For me, the most absorbing films are those that address big questions and real ideas but embody them in small examples that we can appreciate and comprehend.
Lisa Randall
I rarely cook traditional risotto, but I love other grains cooked similarly – barley, spelt or split wheat. I find they have more character than rice and absorb other flavours more wholeheartedly.
Yotam Ottolenghi
I think there’s an inevitable fact that I somehow absorb part of what I’m doing, because that’s what you’re constantly thinking about, and that’s what’s in your veins, and that’s what you get up at 4:30 in the morning for and fall into bed after.
Toni Collette
Acted drama requires surrender of one’s self, sympathetic absorption in the play as it develops.
George Pierce Baker
Music has always been transnational; people pick up whatever interests them, and certainly a lot of classical music has absorbed influences from all over the world.
Yo-Yo Ma
Just as food eaten without appetite is a tedious nourishment, so does study without zeal damage the memory by not assimilating what it absorbs.
Leonardo da Vinci
Few, if any, corporations absorb the full cost of their operations. Corporations shove many of their costs onto the environment, the public sector, and distant third parties.
Paul Craig Roberts
I do not yet know why plants come out of the land or float in streams, or creep on rocks or roll from the sea. I am entranced by the mystery of them, and absorbed by their variety and kinds. Everywhere they are visible yet everywhere occult.
Liberty Hyde Bailey
As for the world of fashion and celebrity, I have the usual interest in the human comedy, but the problems of depiction absorb me more.
David Hockney
Every time I smacked my right foot to the ground I couldn’t absorb shock. So no matter what, I’ve thought about this a lot, it doesn’t matter what my life in football would have looked like, it was so traumatic for me that I just couldn’t play the game I loved. And I didn’t know how to handle that as a teenager.
Emma Hayes
People seem to absorb my sound. It feels like they’re one with me.
Trombone Shorty
Until the absorption of the Polish territories, the Russian Empire had had practically no Jews, and it was uniquely ill-equipped to handle this new addition to its ethnic and religious mix.
Tom Reiss
The arrival of ‘Star Wars’ signalled the full absorption of the former counterculture into a new mainstream.
Mark Fisher
I have very purposely never signed up with commercial lecture agencies as most, I think, prominent historical authors do because, to me, that’s a contradiction of who I believe I am given my absorption of the teaching of Martin Luther King, Jr.
David Garrow
Every time I play with a new musician I absorb something, even if it’s someone you don’t like!
Samuel Ervin Beam
Fatherhood, parenthood, is something that completely overwhelms you and absorbs you, and you just have to be the best dad that you can be.
Douglas Henshall
It’s natural canine behavior to chew on all sorts of things, roll in other animals’ droppings, hump and fight other dogs, menace anything that invades the home. All these behaviors can be curbed, but that takes a lot of work. Trainers say it requires nearly 2,000 repetitions of a behavior for a dog to completely absorb it.
Jon Katz
From the start, English has happily absorbed words from every tongue it’s encountered.
Susie Dent
Absorbing a healthy amount of dirt builds your immune system.
Monty Don
You cannot simply put something new into a place. You have to absorb what you see around you, what exists on the land, and then use that knowledge along with contemporary thinking to interpret what you see.
Tadao Ando
Living life at a young age is like being a sponge thrust into the ocean. You absorb what’s around you. If you’re around people who are supportive and positive, that’s how you look at the world.
Freddie Prinze, Jr.
I have played characters where I haven’t been absorbed – you know, what I call a typical film leading man role where you just have to look gorgeous and be attractive and charming. It bores me. I like a bit of dirt, a bit of sand in the oyster.
Jeremy Irons
I’ve lived to see key parts of my research absorbed in textbooks and in central banks around the world. And some finance ministries, too.
Edmund Phelps
People need to realize that even the greatest jazz musicians, when they listen to jazz, they’re not like, analyzing it and deconstructing it – they’re enjoying it. It’s like listening to any other style of music. It’s saying something to you, and you kind of just absorb it.
Kamasi Washington
In spite of being so absorbed in comics when I was in primary school, for whatever reason, I stopped reading them that much once I started junior high. I think it’s probably because I got caught up in movies and TV.
Akira Toriyama
In the past, you’d have one magazine, it would arrive monthly, and that was your magazine. You’d devour it; you’d absorb all the knowledge in it; you’d read it over and over again.
Louise Wilson
It takes time for people to absorb change.
Mimi Chakraborty
Modern culture is constantly growing more objective. Its tissues grow more and more out of impersonal energies, and absorb less and less the subjective entirety of the individual.
Georg Simmel
It’s possible to let technology absorb what we know and then re-express it in intricate mechanisms – parts and circuit boards and software objects – mechanisms we can use but do not understand in crucial ways. This not-knowing is fine while everything works as we expected.
Ellen Ullman
As an actor, I do not come with preconceived notions. I am like clay that can be moulded or like a sponge that can absorb things. I do what the director wants me to do.
One meal option is a piece of poached chicken the size of your fist with a green salad sprinkled with lemon juice, carrots, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, and celery. Another is a cup and a half of quinoa with minced veggies, all cooked at once so the quinoa absorbs the nutrients.
Anna Kaiser
When I was little, I went to the Sahara desert and met an older woman with beautiful earrings that came all the way down to her stomach. She told me, ‘For us Tuareg, jewelry is not meant for decoration. It absorbs negative energy that comes your way.’ So think twice when you buy a vintage ring!
Sofia Boutella
I am convinced that a good building must be capable of absorbing the traces of human life and taking on a specific richness… I think of the patina of age on materials, of innumerable small scratches on surfaces, of varnish that has grown dull and brittle, and of edges polished by use.
Peter Zumthor
Everyone loves a win in India. No one wants to lose a match. It is the cricketer who absorbs all the pressure.
Virat Kohli
All of a sudden, when you’re injured, you realise everything revolves around your core. It’s crucial for balance and absorbing impact.
Jack Wilshere
I learned that you should feel when writing, not like Lord Byron on a mountain top, but like child stringing beads in kindergarten, – happy, absorbed and quietly putting one bead on after another.
Brenda Ueland
It’s tempting, when confronted by political malfeasance, to become so absorbed with its symptom that we give too little attention to treating its cause.
Marianne Williamson
You don’t want to love – your eternal and abnormal craving is to be loved. You aren’t positive, you’re negative. You absorb, absorb, as if you must fill yourself up with love, because you’ve got a shortage somewhere.
D. H. Lawrence
The very concept of history implies the scholar and the reader. Without a generation of civilized people to study history, to preserve its records, to absorb its lessons and relate them to its own problems, history, too, would lose its meaning.
George F. Kennan
I do not exactly remember at what period I started my museum which absorbed so much of my time.
Pierre Loti
When you have no idea what to do or how to do it, you just need to see and absorb as much as you possibly can and just fill your vocabulary and your brain with as much as humanly possible.
Miguel McKelvey
I think one probably absorbs things like a sponge and things emerge without your always being aware of it.
Jeremy Northam
As quickly as it started, our business model evaporated. But while Traf-O-Data was technically a business failure, the understanding of microprocessors we absorbed was crucial to our future success.
Paul Allen
It’s hard to absorb and to allow all that attention and accolades for ‘Rent’ because the rest of the country doesn’t know who we are. Once I walk out of the door of ‘Rent,’ and I’m on the subway, it doesn’t matter. It’s an exaggerated sense of fame.
Idina Menzel
I would bet you that even though people think I absorbed an inordinate number of head injuries, I’d say relative to the number of guys who have played this game, I would say that my head injuries were relatively small.
Troy Aikman
America has absorbed people from around the world, and there is an Indian in every part of the world. This characterizes both the societies. Indians and Americans have co-existed in their natural temperament.
Narendra Modi
Never use an aluminum pot, pan, or utensil when cooking tomatoes – or any other soft metal items for that matter. The acidity in the tomato doesn’t do well with them; they create a chemical reaction that can turn cooked tomatoes bitter and fade the color, and the food will absorb some of the aluminum!
Andrew Zimmern
Hollywood makes stuff that people absorb, and it lingers in your subconscious.
Kiersey Clemons
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
Eckhart Tolle
With filmmaking in general, I have never absorbed the traditional knowledge of film history or filmmaking. It has always been just pick up the camera and go figure it out.
Dave McCary
In ’77 there was no Internet, there was no Twitter or Facebook, and I think that, without being some old git who hates anything new, people’s attention spans are too short. Back then you had ‘Top Of The Pops’ and ‘Melody Maker,’ and you had to make the effort to go to a show so that you absorbed the culture of music.
Steve Jones
I am still very observant. I am absorbed by people and why they do what they do.
Marianne Elliott
I’m a very good listener. I think that’s one of the things that makes me a good producer. But it’s a challenge for me because my custom is to listen and absorb what someone is saying and take it in, and not necessarily comment.
Ali Shaheed Muhammad
It was hard for me to find my voice because I was, for so long, absorbed in my own world.
Daniel Tammet
All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.
The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
Albert Einstein
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.
Jean Baudrillard
Generally speaking, if people are prepared to stick their heads above the power pit, like Zinn says, and absorb what’s going on around them, it makes them think.
Thom Yorke
Living is like tearing through a museum. Not until later do you really start absorbing what you saw, thinking about it, looking it up in a book, and remembering – because you can’t take it in all at once.
Audrey Hepburn
In high school I was very much involved in poetry. You cannot read a poem quickly. There’s too much going on there. There are rhythms and alliterations. You have to read poetry slow, slow, slow to absorb it all.
Eugene H. Peterson
I have absorbed my life now. I am ready for my music to unfold. I know time flies, but before the end of this year, the album will be out. Even if it kills me.
Neneh Cherry
When I was 8 years old I became a mute and was a mute until I was 13, and I thought of my whole body as an ear, so I can go into a crowd and sit still and absorb all sound. That talent or ability has lasted and served me until today.
Maya Angelou
Green roofs, roadside plantings, porous pavement, and sidewalk gardens have been proven to reduce flooding. They absorb rainwater before it swamps the streets and sewage systems.
Frances Beinecke
On a bus, your eyes, ears, and pores are open absorbing in the variety, the wonder, and the magic of the city. It’s a wonderful way to get to know the city.
George Takei
I’m a big fan of simplicity, especially with songs and I try not to make them complicated. I just make them simple and let people absorb that message themselves. That’s my theory.
Graham Russell
I’m very conscious about putting good food into my body. Years ago, I went to see an amazing healer called Allah, who could read your body. She told me that I can’t absorb vitamins very well, and I have to eat the right things to get my vitamins. I’ve always remembered that.
Trinny Woodall
Unlike a normal venture fund, we never stop raising capital. We can always absorb new capital on the platform and into the next deal as long as we feel it won’t distort the allocation and the pricing.
Naval Ravikant
Young people are constantly absorbing – through media, textbooks, and policy – the myths of American exceptionalism; for black children, this means that what they are taught in class does not match the world that they navigate daily.
Clint Smith
That’s the best thing about writing, when you’re in that zone, you’re porous, ready to absorb the solution.
Michael Chabon
The best way to achieve a great style without a blow-dryer is, after washing your hair, take a towel and flip your head upside down, wrapping it up in a twisted towel for 15 minutes. Once you take it down, a lot of the excess water will have been absorbed by the towel.
Carolyn Aronson
Indeed, there is much in pure humanitarian culture, as opposed to rigid scientific training, which encourages absorption in the affairs of mankind, and more or less indifference to the unfathomed abysses of star-strown space that yawn interminably about this terrestrial grain of dust.
H. P. Lovecraft
I’ll take two months off just to listen to records and not do any music so I can absorb all that and then when I go do my music. It’s all in me. I’ll listen to a different genre every two days or something, study it, 24 hours straight.
Sometimes good news is hard to absorb.
James Lapine
My attention is constantly being caught! I’m constantly learning, constantly becoming fascinated by new things – I’m lucky that I read incredibly quickly and absorb a lot of information easily, because otherwise I don’t think I’d ever get my head out of a book!
Elise Andrew
You just try to absorb as much as you can from someone who has won as many races and championships as he has. Career wise, he’s been the greatest thing that’s happened to me.
Larry Dixon
Northern Ireland must, in future, be absorbed into the Irish republic. Wales and Scotland must advance from devolution to full independent status. The four nations of these islands must commit themselves absolutely to the project of a United Europe.
Norman Davies
I’ve not as yet found one hobby that would absorb me completely when I’m not working, but I have just bought a new apartment and didn’t quite bargain for the amount of effort and time and money that that absorbs.
Hugh Dancy
And I don’t have to listen to a sermon to know what to think or feel about them. It’s almost as if I absorbed completely what mattered most to me, and the rest could go.
Anna Quindlen
Anti-capitalism is nothing new in Hollywood. From ‘Wall-E’ to ‘Avatar,’ corporations are routinely depicted as evil. The contradiction of corporate-funded films denouncing corporations is an irony capitalism cannot just absorb, but thrive on. Yet this anti-capitalism is only allowed within limits.
Mark Fisher
We live with incessant music, all the time. It’s like some weird musical purgatory, there is absolutely no rest for the ears, no space to absorb and reflect.
James Blake
I absorbed as many Impressionist paintings as I could, in Parisian museums and in many museums in the United States and in books, looking for clues to architecture, clothing, settings.
Susan Vreeland
I hope to transform the way people think about health and information. Radio is a terrific medium to learn facts and figures easily and absorb new information.
Jennifer Ashton
I tend to not only read reviews, but also every little stupid thing online. It’s a very bad idea, and there’s a lot of angry people in the world. And it’s weird to absorb all that weirdness.
Charlie Kaufman
In any case, A New Kind of Science is a wonderful book, and I’m still absorbing its teachings.
Rudy Rucker
I must try desperately to absorb all information I can about the Middle East. I want to excel. I want to speak articulately about the politics of the Middle East and its religion.
Amanda Lindhout
Harvard is famous for being an ‘absorbing state’ for faculty with almost no one leaving it for another institution, which is why the decision of granting tenure is a life long commitment.
Gita Gopinath
A man, to read, must read alone. He may make extracts, he may work at books in company; but to read, to absorb, he must be solitary.
Richard Jefferies
A child from the age of 2 or 3 absorbs what is in the environment and what generates hatred for anyone perceived to be different.
Rita Levi-Montalcini
I grew up in Edinburgh, but my dad’s from Glasgow, and my mum’s from Chingford in Essex, and I spent time in Ireland, too, so I was always somebody who absorbed accents. I would come back from visits, very much to the annoyance of friends and family, with an accent based on where I’d been.
Chloe Pirrie
I love talking to strangers and absorb their life experiences.
Vikrant Massey
I am permanently a student of people who make great songs, but besides sort of learning by absorption, I just love listening to music, hearing what’s going on, hearing new things or new old things.
John Darnielle
I cannot absorb living in a world where I have an Oscar for best actress and Denzel doesn’t have one for best actor.
Julia Roberts
Stories have a special way of putting us inside the people, inside the boots of the soldiers. You’re absorbed in a way a documentary or nonfiction can’t do for you.
Tim O’Brien
I certainly knew of ‘World of Warcraft’; I had never actually played because I knew that if I started playing, I would never get any work done – because it would just totally absorb me.
Michael A. Stackpole
People I knew in high school have gone in many directions, as I have gone in my particular direction. They now have different and absorbing interests of their own, just as I have mine.
Jim Nabors
As a listener, I like shorter records, because you can really absorb the songs.
Samuel Ervin Beam
One cannot long remain so absorbed in contemplation of emptiness without being increasingly attracted to it. In vain, one bestows on it the name of infinity; this does not change its nature.
Emile Durkheim
You can always use a toilet seat cover from the stall. It will absorb excess oil, and if you add powder on top, your makeup will be completely refreshed – even if you’ve been wearing makeup for 6 hours. It’s a cool trick to get your makeup looking perfect all over again.
Manny MUA
If an audience is loud and in a party mode, that’s an audience that can absorb comedy.
Tom Green
We are quite at ease in this no man’s land of ignorance and doubt and dispute, absorbed in the ambiguities of trying to reach truth by mixing fact with invention.
Barry Unsworth
Even though they have long shelf lives, chemical leaveners will lose potency over time. If the only box of baking soda you have around is the one that’s been absorbing odors in your fridge for the last few years, it’s probably a good idea to get a new box just for baking.
Claire Saffitz
I was an executive producer. I’ve done a lot of jobs and I think each one helps you get closer to what you want as a director. It also helps you – when you work with different filmmakers – to absorb, to adapt, to know what to watch out for, to know pitfalls.
Zoya Akhtar