Quotes of Engrossed

“ A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor. ”

- Victor Hugo

“ I am always more interested in what I am about to do than in what I have already done. ”

- Rachel Carson

“ We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat; they do not exist. ”

- Queen Victoria

“ Parents are not quite interested injustice, they are interested in quiet. ”

- Bill Cosby

“ Life is occupied in both perpetuating itself and in surpassing itself. If all it does is maintain itself, then living is only not dying. ”

- Simone De Beauvoir

“ Parents are not interested in justice, they're interested in peace and quiet. ”

- Bill Cosby

“ The best cure for hypochondria is to forget about your own body and get interested in someone else's. ”

- Goodman Ace

“ Rapt into still communion that transcendsThe imperfect offices of prayer and praise,His mind was a thanksgiving to the powerThat made him; it was blessedness and love! ”

- William Wordsworth

“ One's religion is whatever he is most interested in. ”

- James M. Barrie

“ Success is blocked by concentrating on it and planning for it… Success is shy — it won't come out while you're watching. ”

- Tennessee Williams

“ Worry is a futile thing, it's somewhat like a rocking chair, Although is keeps you occupied, it doesn't get you anywhere. ”

- Unknown

“ I think you know what you're up against when you take on a piece that you know is going to involve dragging up a lot emotions - you can end up being deeply immersed in gloom. ”

- Amanda Burton

“ As a writer, I'm more interested in what people tell themselves happened rather than what actually happened. ”

- Kazuo Ishiguro

“ I must confess that I am interested in leisure in the same way that a poor man is interested in money. ”

- Prince Philip

“ I became interested in photography when I found my own sketching was inadequate. ”

- Ben Shahn

“ We can do anything we want. The next time you hear yourself saying, to another-and especially yourself-"I Can't," take a deep breath and say instead, "My resources are otherwise engaged. ”

- Peter McWilliams

“ If my soul is not engaged in worship, it is even as though I worshipped not. ”

- Confucius

“ To be a Sufi is to cease from taking trouble; and there is no greater trouble for thee than thine own self, for when thou art occupied with thyself, thou remainest away from God. ”

- Abu Sa’id

“ You may not be interested in strategy, but strategy is interested in you. ”

- Leon Trotsky

“ Mr. Faulkner, of course, is interested in making your mind rather than your flesh creep. ”

- Clifton Fadiman

“ If you are all wrapped up in yourself, you are overdressed. ”

- Lucille S. Harper

“ Dreaming only makes reality seem worse! ”

- John Lennon

“ As soon as we were married (in 2000), we knew we were interested in adoption. ”

- Lisa Hoffman

“ Part of my plan has been to try to pleasantly remind adults of what they once were themselves, and of how they felt and thought and talked, and what queer enterprises they sometimes engaged in. ”

- Mark Twain

“ American men, as a group, seem to be interested in only two things, money and breasts. It seems a very narrow outlook. ”

- Hedy Lamarr

“ I'm first and foremost interested in the story, the characters. ”

- David Lean

“ I'm very uncomfortable with my body, and I'm not interested in people seeing it on screen. ”

- Alicia Silverstone

“ However, all gifts seem now to be absorbed in one and a man must be either a Preacher or nothing. ”

- Adam Clarke

“ I'm never satisfied because I've been always interested in too many things and I always want to do everything at once. ”

- Larry Wall

“ In the same way that we need statesmen to spare us the abjection of exercising power, we need scholars to spare us the abjection of learning. ”

- Jean Baudrillard
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