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Empty Quotes

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Life is empty and meaningless
because life is empty and meaningless.
- Werner Erhard

Related topics: Wisdom

Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow...
but only empties today of its strength.
- C. H. Spurgeon

The nature of life is to be
a study of contrasts: joy/sadness, full/empty.
The Main Thing is to Keep The Main Thing The Main Thing.
- Stephen Covey

One cannot have a mind that is empty of all thoughts,
but one can have a mind that is content with
whatever thoughts fill it at the moment.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

Today, like every other day, we wake up empty
and frightened. Don't open the door to the study
and begin reading. Take down a musical instrument.
Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.
- Rumi (Persian poet 1207-1273)

Overflowing Cup of Tea:
The Zen Master poured his visitor's teacup full, and then kept pouring.
The visitor watched until he could no longer restrain himself.
"It is overfull. No more will go in!"
"Like this cup," the Zen Master said,
"you are full of your own opinions and assumptions.
How can you learn truth until you first empty your cup?"
- Traditional Zen Koan

The Moon Cannot Be Stolen:
A thief entered the little hut of a Zen Master,
but discovered there was nothing to steal.
The Zen Master discovered the thief.
"You have come a long way to visit me," he told the prowler,
"and you should not return empty-handed.
Please take my clothes as a gift."
The thief was bewildered,
but he took the clothes and slunk away.
The Zen Master sat naked, watching the moon.
"Poor fellow," he mused,
"I wish I could have given him this beautiful moon."
- Traditional Zen Koan

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Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
- Malcolm Forbes

Preparation for old age should begin not later than one's teens.
A life which is empty of purpose until 65 will not
suddenly become filled on retirement.
- Dwight L. Moody

But to me nothing - the negative, the empty -
is exceedingly powerful.
- Alan Watts

I have a simple philosophy: Fill what's empty.
Empty what's full.
Scratch where it itches.
- Alice Roosevelt Longworth

Nothing echoes like an empty mailbox.
- Charles M. Schulz' cartoon Peanuts

You'll find that empty vessels make the most sound.
- Johnny Rotten

Prometheus is reaching out for the stars with an empty grin on his face.
- Arthur Koestler

We are aware only of the empty space in the forest,
which only yesterday was filled with trees.
- Anna Freud

If you want to be a star, don't bother doing it because
it ends up being very empty.
- Judith Light

Hunger and fear are the only realities in dog life:
an empty stomach makes a fierce dog.
- Robert Falcon Scott

Do not be surprised if I adore as God what you called humanity,
since you talked of humanity as if it was empty of
spirit and you think in the flesh according to the flesh.
- Michael Servetus

The theatre fulfills, whereas the cinema is empty.
- Marie Trintignant

Life without idealism is empty indeed.
We just hope or starve to death.
- Pearl S. Buck

My witness is the empty sky.
- Jack Kerouac

We have to have some rules and regulations in America,
or the world would empty out here.
- Gary Ackerman

A boy's appetite grows very fast, and in a few moments the queer,
empty feeling had become hunger, and the hunger grew bigger and bigger,
until soon he was as ravenous as a bear.
- Carlo Collodi

An optimist is a driver who thinks that empty space
at the curb won't have a hydrant beside it.
- Jules Renard

This world is run with far too tight a rein for luck to interfere.
Fortune sells her wares; she never gives them.
In some form or other, we pay for her favors;
or we go empty away.
- Amelia Barr

Thou must be emptied of that wherewith thou art full,
that thou mayest be filled with that whereof thou art empty.
- Saint Augustine

A fact is like a sack - it won't stand up if it's empty.
To make it stand up, first you have to put in it all
the reasons and feelings that caused it in the first place.
- Luigi Pirandello

Nothing exists except atoms and empty space;
everything else is opinion.
- Democritus

All empty souls tend toward extreme opinions.
- William Butler Yeats

The first thing that stuck in the minds of the disciples was not the empty tomb,
but rather the empty grave clothes -
undisturbed in form and position.
- Josh McDowell

The great dream merchant Disney was a success because
make-believe was what everyone seemed to need in a spiritually empty land.
- Arthur Erickson

An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
- Albert Einstein

It is not empty rhetoric to talk of the Free World.
- Barbara Amiel

It is an unfortunate human failing that a full pocketbook
often groans more loudly than an empty stomach.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Words empty as the wind are best left unsaid.
- Homer

I used to empty the studio out and throw stuff away.
I now don't.
There will be a whole series of dead ends that a year
or two down the line I'll come back to.
- Anish Kapoor

The Prime Minister has an absolute genius for putting
flamboyant labels on empty luggage.
- Aneurin Bevan

Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow.
It empties today of its strength.
- Corrie Ten Boom

I talk to God but the sky is empty.
- Sylvia Plath

I consider that a man's brain originally is like a little empty attic,
and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

Empty pockets never held anyone back.
Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
- Norman Vincent Peale

When we talk about democracy, if the people's
stomach is empty, democracy is also empty.
Democracy can not be installed by fiat;
it must be achieved by the people themselves.
- Jimmy Yen

A manager uses a relief pitcher like a six shooter,
he fires until it's empty then takes the gun and throws it at the villain.
- Dan Quisenberry

Yes, I'm a real fighter.
But I often ended up empty-handed.
- Hugo Pratt

Inner space is so much more interesting,
because outer space is so empty.
- Theodore Sturgeon

What is fame? an empty bubble; Gold? a transient,
shining trouble.
- James Grainger

The tragedy of bold, forthright, industrious people
is that they act so continuously without much thinking,
that it becomes dry and empty.
- Brenda Ueland

The traveller with empty pockets will sing in the thief 's face.
- Juvenal

Philosophy!
Empty thinking by ignorant conceited men who think
they can digest without eating!
- Iris Murdoch

Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper
to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful
and entertaining authors.
- David Viscott

Blank House was exactly a nice empty sheet where nothing
was accountable because you were so naughty that you were in Blank House.
- Diane Cilento

Philosophy of science without history of science is empty;
history of science without philosophy of science is blind.
- Imre Lakatos

As long as I know what key the solo is in,
I try to kind of empty my mind and not think about anything.
I just play without thinking.
- Ace Frehley

Erudition - dust shaken out of a book into an empty skull.
- Ambrose Bierce

It has been said that our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow,
but only empties today of its strength.
- Charles Spurgeon

January, month of empty pockets!
let us endure this evil month, anxious as a theatrical producer's forehead.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

We cannot let another person into our hearts or minds
unless we empty ourselves.
We can truly listen to him or truly hear her only out of emptiness.
- M. Scott Peck

It's no fun to protest on an empty stomach.
- Michael Bloomberg

When the belly is empty, the body becomes spirit;
and when it is full,
the spirit becomes body.
- Saadi

Ridicule is a weak weapon when pointed at a strong mind;
but common people are cowards and dread an empty laugh.
- Martin Farquhar Tupper

In the Lord's Prayer, the first petition is for daily bread.
No one can worship God or love his neighbor on an empty stomach.
- Woodrow Wilson

Of all fatiguing, futile, empty trades,
the worst, I suppose, is writing about writing.
- Hilaire Belloc

Prayer opens the heart to God, and it is the means by which the soul,
though empty, is filled by God.
- John Buchan

When I turned pro, Muhammad Ali was laying back,
and I was able to fill up an area that was empty.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

Rock is so much fun.
That's what it's all about - filling up the chest cavities
and empty kneecaps and elbows.
- Jimi Hendrix

Two of the cruelest, most primitive punishments our
town deals out to those who fall from favor are the
empty mailbox and the silent telephone.
- Hedda Hopper

Both Jewish and Roman sources and traditions admit an empty tomb.
- Josh McDowell

I wish my deadly foe no worse Than want of friends,
and empty purse.
- Nicholas Breton

Lonesome.
Lonesome.
I know what it means.
Here all by my lonesome, dreaming empty dreams.
Weary.
Weary at the close of day, wondering if tomorrow brings me joy or sorrow.
- Leon Redbone

Art, after all, is traditionally displayed against vacancies:
paintings on dun walls,
sculptures in empty spaces, music in quiet halls.
- John Hart

He who has seen everything empty itself is close to
knowing what everything is filled with.
- Antonio Porchia


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