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

Author: Elizabeth Ashley

Profession: American Actress

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Author: Thomas Haynes Bayly (1791-1839)

Profession: British Writer, Poet

I was court-martial in my absence, and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.

Author: Brendan F. Behan (1923-1964)

Profession: Irish Writer

Separation penetrates the disappearing person like a pigment and steeps him in gentle radiance.

Author: Walter Benjamin (1982-1940)

Profession: German Critic, Philosopher

Woman absent is woman dead.

Author: Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)

Profession: American Author, Editor, Journalist, "The Devil's Dictionary"

The heart may think it knows better: the senses know that absence blots people out. We really have no absent friends. The friend becomes a traitor by breaking, however unwillingly or sadly, out of our own zone: a hard judgment is passed on him, for all the pleas of the heart.

Author: Elizabeth Bowen (1899-1973)

Profession: Anglo-Irish Novelist

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

Author: Elizabeth Bowen (1899-1973)

Profession: Anglo-Irish Novelist

No man is so perfect, so necessary to his friends, as to give them no cause to miss him less.

Author: Jean De La Bruyere (1645-1696)

Profession: French Classical Writer

No more we meet in yonder bowers Absence has made me prone to roving; But older, firmer hearts than ours, Have found monotony in loving.

Author: Lord Byron (1788-1824)

Profession: British Poet

Absence -- that common cure of love.

Author: Miguel De Cervantes (1547-1616)

Profession: Spanish Novelist, Dramatist, Poet

Our hours in love have wings; in absence, crutches.

Author: Colley Cibber (1671-1757)

Profession: British Actor-Manager, Playwright

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.

Author: Sidonie Gabrielle Colette (1873-1954)

Profession: French Author

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

Author: William Cowper (1731-1800)

Profession: British Poet

Absence of proof is not proof of absence.

Author: Michael Crichton (1942)

Profession: American Writer, Novelist, Screenwriter, Director, Producer

The absent are never without fault. Nor the present without excuse.

Author: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Profession: American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat