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Quotes of the Day for 15 November 2001 – Absence

I was out of town for a few days, and wasn't here to choose and mail the quotes. Some of you noticed my absence. Well, I'm back and too tired to pull anything else together, so absence itself will be our theme.

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The quotes:

When your absence has the authority of your presence, that is power.
     - Harriet Rubin

Let me tell you I am better acquainted with you for a long absence, as men are with themselves for a long affliction: absence does but hold off a friend, to make one see him the truer.
     - Alexander Pope, 1688 - 1744

Sometimes I need what only you can provide - your absence.
     - Ashleigh Ellwood Brilliant

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

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

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