Void Quotes

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“A void in my chest was beginning to fill with anger. Quiet, defeated anger that guaranteed me the right to my hurt, that believed no one could possibly understand that hurt.”
Rachel Sontag, House Rules

Antonio Porchia
“We become aware of the void as we fill it.”
Antonio Porchia

Criss Jami
“Love is as simple as the absence of self given to another. God, when invited, fills the void of any unrequited love; hence loving is how one is drawn closer to God no matter its most horrific repercussions.”
Criss Jami, Venus in Arms

Mark Z. Danielewski
“Youth always tries to fill the void, an old man learns to live with it.”
Mark Z. Danielewski

Fernando Pessoa
“At first I felt dizzy - not with the kind of dizziness that makes the body reel but the kind that's like a dead emptiness in the brain, an instinctive awareness of the void.”
Fernando Pessoa, The Education of the Stoic

“Detachment is not the absence of emotion, it is the process of becoming one with the Oneness that is the Universe. To be detached, is to realize that the fullness of all there is, is too much to react to with just one emotion, one thought, or any bias. To be detached, is to acknowledge all, without owning any of it. To be detached, is to summon forth the whole entirety of understanding, to the fragment that is the void.”
Justin K. McFarlane Beau

Tao Lin
“There was an enjoyment to being alive, he felt, that because of an underlying meaninglessness–like how a person alone for too long cannot feel comfortable when with others; cannot neglect that underlying the feeling of belongingness is the certainty, really, of loneliness, and nothingness, and so experiences life in that hurried, worthless way one experiences a mistake–he could no longer get at.”
Tao Lin, Eeeee Eee Eeee

Fernando Pessoa
“My soul is a black maelstrom, a great madness spinning about a vacuum, the swirling of a vast ocean around a hole in the void, and in the waters, more like whirlwinds than waters, float images of all I ever saw or heard in the world: houses, faces, books, boxes, snatches of music and fragments of voices, all caught up in a sinister, bottomless whirlpool.”
Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet

Marcel Proust
“Then from those profound slumbers we awake in a dawn, not knowing who we are, being nobody, newly born, ready for anything, the brain emptied of that past which was life until then. And perhaps it is more wonderful still when our landing at the waking-point is abrupt and the thoughts of our sleep, hidden by a cloak of oblivion, have no time to return to us gradually, before sleep ceases. Then, from the black storm through which we seem to have passed (but we do not even say we), we emerge prostrate, without a thought, a we that is void of content.”
Marcel Proust, Sodom and Gomorrah

Brian Evenson
“There is, in every event, whether lived or told, always a hole or a gap, often more than one. If we allow ourselves to get caught in it, we find it opening onto a void that, once we have slipped into it, we can never escape.”
Brian Evenson, Fugue State

Akshay Vasu
“It hurts, doesn't it? Giving someone everything you can think of. The wings to fly and roots to stay and yet watch them choose none of those, leaving you hanging in the middle of void and nothingness.”
Akshay Vasu

“tahiya hote pavan nahin pani, tahiya srishti kown utpati;
tahiya hote kali nahin phula, tahiya hote garbh nahi mula;
tahiya hote vidya nahin Veda, tahiya hote shabd nahin swada;
tahiya hote pind nahin basu,
nahin dhar dharni na pavan akasu;
tahiya hote guru nahin chela, gamya agamya na panth duhela.

Sakhi: avigati ki gati ka kahown, jake gawn na thawn
gun bihuna pekhana, ka kahi lijai nawn

In that state there is no air or water, and no creation or creator; There is no bud or flower, and no fetus or semen; There is no education or Vedas, and no word or taste; There is no body or settlement, and no earth, air or space; There is no guru or disciple, and no easy or difficult path.

Sakhi: That state is very strange. I cannot explain it. It has no village or resting place. That state is without gunas (qualities). What name can on give it? ”
Kabir, The Bijak of Kabir

Samuel Beckett
“Let them be gone now, them and all the others, those I have used and those I have not used, give me back the pains I lent them and vanish, from my life, my memory, my terrors and shames. There, now there is no one here but me, no one wheels about me, no one comes toward me, no one has ever met anyone before my eyes, these creatures have never been, only I and this black void have ever been.”
Samuel Beckett, Molloy, Malone Dies, The Unnamable

“Each day death corrodes what we call living, and life ceaselessly swallows our desire for the void.”
Jindrich Styrsky, Emilie přichází ke mně ve snu

“Man's first expression, like his first dream, was an aesthetic one. Speech was a poetic outcry rather than a demand for communication. Original man, shouting his consonants, did so in yells of awe and anger at his tragic state, at his own self-awareness and at his own helplessness before the void.”
Barnett Newman

“None fills the void like the company of a true friend.”
Rishi H Sanghani

Rahma Krambo
“Empty space eventually fills up with something. A void, cultivated in the aftermath of misfortune, begins to attract the wrong kind of attention. Marco knew it was time to leave when disagreeable spirits started roaming freely through the house, as if they owned the place.”
Rahma Krambo, Guardian Cats and the Lost Books of Alexandria

Bernard of Cluny
“Stat rosa pristina nomine, nomina nuda tenemos.”
Bernard Of Cluny, Scorn for the World: Bernard of Cluny's De Contemptu Mundi : The Latin Text With English Translation and an Introduction

“Life becomes a dilemma when you are living a purposeless and goalless life”
Sunday Adelaja

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“What I’m left with when I have nothing left is the satisfaction of knowing that I left nothing for myself in the service of someone else.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Alejandra Pizarnik
“I don't know how to speak anymore. And with whom?

I never found a soulmate. No one was a dream. They left me with open dreams, with my central wound wide open, with my heart torn. I mourn myself; this is my right. And yet I look down on those who take no interest in me. My only desire has been.

I will not say it. Even I, or especially I, betray myself. Like a nursing boy, my soul has been soothed. I don't know how to speak anymore. I can't speak anymore. I have taken apart, what they never gave me, which was all I had. And it is death again. It closes in on me, it is my only horizon. No one resembles my dream. I have felt love and they mistreated it, yes, me, I who never loved. The deepest love will disappear forever. What can we love that isn't a shadow? The sacred dreams of childhood have already died, and with them, those of nature, which loved me.”
Alejandra Pizarnik, Extracting the Stone of Madness: Poems 1962 - 1972

Rachel D. Greenwell
“If you don’t know how to self-love, if you were never taught how, like a lot of us were never taught how, then you will attempt to fill that void with all kinds of things.”
Rachel D. Greenwell, How To Wear A Crown: A Practical Guide To Knowing Your Worth

Mehmet Murat ildan
“The biggest problem in this world is the feeling that everything you do will fly away, blend into the void and disappear!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

“The Night Passes
Time of My Life with it..
Wandering what's next!
Presently I sit!

Day sprawls upon,
My Efforts poses for it..
Night to come by again!
Losing myself to Life,
Bit by Bit!”
Somya Kedia

Karl Kristian Flores
“He stared at the blank page, unmarked and white as a slate, but as he moved his face closer and tilted the book towards the light, he noticed that any particular spot of a blank page contains divots, like micrometer mountains, perhaps from the printing factory, or the fact that nothing exists without a fiber of substance waiting for you.”
Karl Kristian Flores, The Goodbye Song

“Every loss creates a void. If you try to fill it, you will fill it with garbage. If you let time fill it, it will be filled with normal stuff. If you don't let it fill, God will call out to you through it. Then you will begin the journey to find Him.”

Anne Frank
“I enjoyed myself as much as I could, trying consciously or unconsciously to fill the void with jokes.”
Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl

Stephen Cave
“...when we moderns now look up to the stars, it is not the firmament of angels looking kindly back, but out -endlessly out- into the lonely void.”
Stephen Cave, Immortality: The Quest to Live Forever and How It Drives Civilization

Stephen Cave
“Death is meticulous in collecting every living thing sooner or later.”
Stephen Cave, Immortality: The Quest to Live Forever and How It Drives Civilization

Leonard Cohen
“...and tremble before the furnace of light in which you are formed and to which you return, until the time when he suspends his light and withdraws into himself, and there is no world, and there is no soul anywhere.”
Leonard Cohen, Book of Mercy

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