Quotes: emptiness

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  • Rupert Brooke
    Rupert Brooke
    British poet 1887-1915
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    All the little emptiness of love!
  • Edwin Markham
    Edwin Markham
    American poet and editor 1852-1940
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    Bowed by the weight of centuries he leans upon his hoe and gazes on the ground, the emptiness of ages in his face, and on his back the burden of the world.
  • Edward Blishen
    Edward Blishen
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    Education is not a discipline at all. Half vocational, half an emptiness dressed up in garments borrowed from philosophy, psychology, literature.
  • William B. Yeats
    William B. Yeats
    Irish poet 1865-1918
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    I hate journalists. There is nothing in them but tittering jeering emptiness. They have all made what Dante calls the Great Refusal. The shallowest people on the ridge of the earth.
  • If I look at my old lyrics, they seem to be full of rage, but empty. There was an emptiness in my life.
  • Arthur Erickson
    Arthur Erickson
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    Illusion is needed to disguise the emptiness within.
  • Buddy Wakefield
    Buddy Wakefield
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    It was not my intention to make such a production of the emptiness between us, playing tuba on the tombstone of a soprano to try to keep some dead singer's perspective alive. It's just that I could have swore you had sung me a love song back there; and that you meant it.
    Source: Poetry Hurling Crowbirds at Mockingbars
  • Blaise Pascal
    Blaise Pascal
    French physicist, mathematician and philosopher 1623-1662
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    Man finds nothing so intolerable as to be in a state of complete rest, without passions, without occupation, without diversion, without effort. Then he feels his nullity, loneliness, inadequacy, dependence, helplessness, emptiness.
  • Meditation is nothing but coming to terms with your inner emptiness: recognizing it, not escaping; living through it, not escaping; being through it, not escaping. Then suddenly the emptiness becomes the fullness of life.
  • Virginia Woolf
    Virginia Woolf
    English writer 1882-1941
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    Once conform, once do what other people do because they do it, and a lethargy steals over all the finer nerves and faculties of the soul. She becomes all outer show and inward emptiness; dull, callous, and indifferent.
  • Eric Hoffer
    Eric Hoffer
    American writer 1902-1983
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    Our greatest pretenses are built up not to hide the evil and the ugly in us, but our emptiness. The hardest thing to hide is something that is not there.
  • Perhaps this is what it means to go mad: to be emptied and to be aware of the emptiness.
  • Religion is the dream of the human mind. But even in dreams we do not find ourselves in emptiness or in heaven, but on earth, in the realm of reality; we only see real things in the entrancing splendor of imagination and caprice, instead of in the simple daylight of reality and necessity.
  • Bob Beauprez
    Bob Beauprez
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    Terri's death brings to a close a very tragic, human and personal event that has left everyone with a feeling of emptiness, regardless of what side of the issue you may have been on.
  • Arthur Herzog
    Arthur Herzog
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    To fake it is to stand guard over emptiness.
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