Quotes About Nothing

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Leo Tolstoy
“We can know only that we know nothing. And that is the highest degree of human wisdom.”
Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

Plato
“I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.”
Plato, The Republic

Nathaniel Hawthorne
“To do nothing is the way to be nothing.”
Nathaniel Hawthorne

Janne Teller
“From the moment we are born, we begin to die.”
Janne Teller, Nothing

Oscar Wilde
“I love to talk about nothing. It's the only thing I know anything about.”
Oscar Wilde

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“Tired, tired with nothing, tired with everything, tired with the world’s weight he had never chosen to bear.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned

Michelle Hodkin
“I must be made of nothing to feel so much nothing.”
Michelle Hodkin, The Evolution of Mara Dyer

Charles Bukowski
“The best thing about the bedroom was the bed. I liked to stay in bed for hours, even during the day with covers pulled up to my chin. It was good in there, nothing ever occurred in there, no people, nothing.”
Charles Bukowski, Ham on Rye

Michel Houellebecq
“Anything can happen in life, especially nothing.”
Michel Houellebecq, Platform

“What have I become?
My sweetest friend;
everyone I know goes away in the end.
And you could have it all:
my empire of dirt.
I will let you down.
I will make you hurt.”
Nine Inch Nails

Charles Bukowski
“it doesn't matter if Prince Charles falls off his horse
or that the hummingbird is so seldom
seen
or that we are too senseless to go
insane.

coffee. give us more of that NOTHING
coffee.”
Charles Bukowski, You Get So Alone at Times That it Just Makes Sense

Sherrilyn Kenyon
“His mom always said that trust was something you earned. And it wasn't something you gave easy. Too often, it was a tool your enemies used to hurt you with. 'Give them nothing, baby. Not until you have no choice. The world is harsh and it is cold. People can be good and decent, but most of them are only out for themselves and they'll hurt anyone they can'.”
Sherrilyn Kenyon, Infinity

Ernest Hemingway
“Our nada who art in nada, nada be thy name thy kingdom nada thy will be nada in nada as it is in nada. Give us this nada our daily nada and nada us our nada as we nada our nadas and nada us not into nada but deliver us from nada; pues nada. Hail nothing full of nothing, nothing is with thee.”
Ernest Hemingway, A Clean Well Lighted Place

Jonathan Safran Foer
“...people with nothing to declare carry the most.”
Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Haruki Murakami
“My peak? Would I even have one? I hardly had had anything you could call a life. A few ripples. some rises and falls. But that's it. Almost nothing. Nothing born of nothing. I'd loved and been loved, but I had nothing to show. It was a singularly plain, featureless landscape. I felt like I was in a video game. A surrogate Pacman, crunching blindly through a labyrinth of dotted lines. The only certainty was my death.”
Haruki Murakami, Dance Dance Dance

Ray Bradbury
“For if we're destroyed, the knowledge is dead...We're nothing more than dust jackets for books...so many pages to a person...”
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

C.S. Lewis
“Nothing is very strong: strong enough to steal away a man's best years not in sweet sins but in a dreary flickering of the mind over it knows not what and knows not why, in the gratification of curiosities so feeble that the man is only half aware of them, in drumming of fingers and kicking of heels, in whistling tunes that he does not like, or in the long, dim labyrinth of reveries that have not even lust or ambition to give them a relish, but which, once chance association has started them, the creature is took weak and fuddled to shake off.”
C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters

Ayn Rand
“If you write a line of zeroes, it´s still nothing.”
Ayn Rand, We the Living

Richie Norton
“Opportunities will come and go, but if you do nothing about them, so will you.”
Richie Norton, The Power of Starting Something Stupid: How to Crush Fear, Make Dreams Happen, and Live without Regret

Dejan Stojanovic
“Nothing is made, nothing disappears. The same changes, at the same places, never stopping.”
Dejan Stojanovic, The Shape

Strider Marcus Jones
“When words don't come easy, I make do with silence and find something in nothing." ~ Strider Marcus Jones, Poet”
Strider Marcus Jones

Virginia Woolf
“Yes, I deserve a spring–I owe nobody nothing.”
Virginia Woolf, A Writer's Diary

Lovely Goyal
“SUNDAY

The day..I planned a lot but actually do nothing.”
Lovely Goyal, I Love the Way You Love Me

Gillian Flynn
“The old Amy, the girl of the big laugh and the easy ways, literally shed herself, a pile of skin and soul on the floor, and stepped this new, brittle, bitter Amy ... a razor-wire knot daring me to unloop her, and I was not up to the job with my thick, numb, nervous fingers. Country fingers. Flyover fingers untrained in the intricate, dangerous work of 'solving Amy'. When I'd hold up the bloody stumps, she'd sigh and turn to her secret mental notebooks on which she tallied all my deficiencies, forever noting disappointments, frailties, shortcomings.”
Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl

Nelson Algren
“...he said, with sort of a little derisive smile, "How can you walk down the street with all this stuff going on inside you?" I said, "I don't know how you can walk down the street with nothing going on inside you.”
Nelson Algren

Patrick Branwell Brontë
“I know only that it is time for me to be something when I am nothing.”
Patrick Branwell Brontë

“And then, a strangely comforting thought trickled through me—I had nothing, so I could do anything now. Anything I wanted. I had nothing left to lose.”
Rachel Ward, Numbers

“Photography is essentially an act of recognition by street photographers, not an act of invention. Photographers might respond to an old man’s face, or an Arbus freak, or the way light hits a building—and then they move on. Whereas in all the other art forms, take William Blake, everything that came to that paper never existed before. It’s the idea of alchemy, of making something from nothing.”
Duane Michals

Dejan Stojanovic
“To come to nothing through something is the way to outside from both sides.”
Dejan Stojanovic, The Sign and Its Children

Ally Condie
“I'll stand next to that fountain and wait until the Official find me. And when she does and asks me what I'm doing, I'll tell her and everyone else that I know: t hey are giving us pieces of a real life instead of the whole thing. And I'll tell her that I don't want my life to be samples and scraps. A taste of everything but a meal of nothing.”
Ally Condie, Matched

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