Emptyness Quotes

Quotes tagged as "emptyness" (showing 1-26 of 26)
Virginia Woolf
“Alone, I often fall down into nothingness. I must push my foot stealthily lest I should fall off the edge of the world into nothingness. I have to bang my head against some hard door to call myself back to the body.”
Virginia Woolf, The Waves

Jennifer Niven
“I should be happy, but instead I feel nothing. I feel a lot of nothing these days. I've cried a few times, but mostly I'm empty, as if whatever makes me feel and hurt and laugh and love has been surgically removed, leaving me hollowed out like a shell.”
Jennifer Niven, All the Bright Places

Green Day
“If I look at my old lyrics, they seem to be full of rage, but empty. There was an emptiness in my life.”
Billie Joe Armstrong

Shannon L. Alder
“God whispered, "You endured a lot. For that I am truly sorry, but grateful. I needed you to struggle to help so many. Through that process you would grow into who you have now become. Didn't you know that I gave all my struggles to my favorite children? One only needs to look at the struggles given to your older brother Jesus to know how important you have been to me.”
Shannon L. Alder

Rupi Kaur
“emptying out of my mother's belly
was my first act of disappearance
learning to shrink for a family
who likes their daughters invisible
was the second
the art of being empty
is simple
believe them when they say
you are nothing
repeat it to yourself
like a wish
i am nothing
i am nothing
i am nothing
so often
the only reason you know
you're still alive is from the
heaving of your chest”
Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey

Charles Bukowski
“I see a bright
under the overhead light

that shades into
and then into darker
and I can't see beyond that.”
Charles Bukowski, You Get So Alone at Times That it Just Makes Sense

Joris-Karl Huysmans
“To love at a distance and without hope; never to possess; to dream chastely of pale charms and impossible kisses extinguished on the waxen brow of death: ah, that is something like it. A delicious straying away from the world, and never the return. As only the unreal is not ignoble and empty, existence must be admitted to be abominable. Yes, imagination is the only good thing which heaven vouchsafes to the skeptic and pessimist, alarmed by the eternal abjectness of life.”
Huysmans Joris-Karl Huysmans, Là-Bas

Dejan Stojanovic
“The world is a navy in an empty ocean.”
Dejan Stojanovic

Per Petterson
“A dead dog is more quiet than a house on the steppes, a chair in a empty room.”
Per Petterson, Jeg forbanner tidens elv

Nicholas Sparks
“You know how it is. You feel a little different because other people have two parents, even if they’re divorced. It’s like you grow up knowing that you’re missing something important that everyone else has, but you don’t know exactly what it is. I remember hearing my friends talking about how their fathers wouldn't let them stay out late or didn't like their boyfriends. It used to make me so angry because they didn't even realize what they had. Do you know what I mean?”
Nicholas Sparks, The Rescue

Hakan Günday
“Darwinist dostluklardan!!İşlevini kaybedince yok olanlardan..”
Hakan Günday, Kinyas ve Kayra

John Banville
“He knows that after him everything will continue on much as before, except that there will be a minuscule absence, a barely detective gap in the so-called grand scheme, one unit fewer now. Or not even that, not even an empty space where he once was, for all will rush immediately to fill that vacuum. Pft. Gone. Recollections of him will remain in the minds of others for a while, but presently those others too will die and his few relics with them. And then all will be dark.”
John Banville, The Infinities

Mehmet Murat ildan
“An empty street sucks your fullness; a full street fills your emptiness!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Laini Taylor
“Home. the word always had air quotes around it in her mind. She'd done what she could to make her flat cozy, filling it with art, books, ornate lanterns, and a Persian carpet as soft as lynx fur. And of course there were her angel wings taking up one whole wall. But there was no help for the real emptiness; its close air was stirred by no breath but her own. When she was alone, the empty place within her, the missingness, as she thought of it, seemed to swell. Even being with Kaz had done something to keep it at bay, though not enough. Never enough.”
Laini Taylor

D.R. Hedge
“And I realize, so suddenly that it hurts, just how empty a creature can be, while still filled to the brim with drowning agony.”
D.R. Hedge, The Geri Rogue

Oğuz Atay
“Arsız çiçekler yetiştiriyorum.Tenekeler düşmesin diye pencerenin iki kasası arasına çıtalar çaktım.Daha çirkin oldu görünüşleri.Çiçeklerle birlikte her soluk alışımızda havayı kirletiyoruz..”
Oğuz Atay, Günlük

Rebecca Podos
“Time went by and there wasn’t even sadness.
“You know how another patient put it? She said this feeling inside her was . . . it was anti-feeling. Like a black hole in space, and everything—happiness, anger, hope, meaning—it would all get sucked in, tipped over the event horizon, and she couldn’t feel any of it. That’s the way it was for me. I walked around like everyone else, and had this wonderful opportunity at the museum, and came home to this brilliant guy who loved me and was nothing but sweet. Your father tried so hard. But I felt . . . empty. If I could’ve filled that space up with anything, I would’ve. If somebody had turned to me and said, ‘It’s easy, just pour some dry cement in there and you’ll be a normal human girl,’ I would’ve done it like that.” She snaps her fingers. “But I couldn’t. And your father couldn’t do it for me.”
Rebecca Podos, The Mystery of Hollow Places

Pierre Janet
“Le vide supprime le sentiment de la souffrance, mais conserve l'acte de la douleur.”
Pierre Janet

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“Prepare for a radio, for nothing is silent like the grave”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom

“The more I am getting to know these so called 'beautiful people' the more I am waking up to their emptiness. For them 'being tall' and 'being fair' is an achievement!”
Avijeet Das

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Even a book with completely empty pages will change you because you will start thinking about the reason behind this emptiness and once you enter the thinking territory it means that you entered a territory of change!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

“Awareness is absence of seaking.”
Bert McCoy

Ahmed Ali Anjum
“I Said I Am Ok, But
Deep Down In My Tummy
I Really Feel really Empty.”
Ahmed Ali Anjum

“Art becomes an honest expression once done for oneself. Failure of that results to empty and transparent art.”
Unarine Ramaru

“One of the most lucrative privileges of an empty handed is the easiness to embrace wholeheartedly!”
Lukhman Pambra

Sivan P.L.
“Dark perversions grow at the empty corners of the soul.”
Sivan P.L., The Conductor: Birth Rate: 0