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Quotations About / On: EMPTY

  • 1.
    The lonely become either thoughtful or empty.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).)
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  • 2.
    An empty head is not really empty; it is stuffed with rubbish. Hence the difficulty of forcing anything into an empty head.
    (Eric Hoffer (1902-1983), U.S. philosopher. Reflections on the Human Condition, aph. 88 (1973).)
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  • 3.
    Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings—always darker, emptier, simpler than they are.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 3, p. 502, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). The Gay Science, first edition, "Third Book," aphorism 179, "Thoughts," (1882).)
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  • 4.
    As desire recedes, the world becomes clear, pale, and empty.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).)
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  • 5.
    Prometheus is reaching out for the stars with an empty grin on his face.
    (Arthur Koestler (1905-1983), Hungarian-born British author. New York Times (July 21, 1969). On the first moon-landing.)
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  • 6.
    The tragedy of bold, forthright, industrious people is that they act so continuously without much thinking, that it becomes dry and empty.
    (Brenda Ueland (1891-1985), U.S. author and writing teacher. If You Want to Write, 2nd. ed., ch. 6 (1938).)
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  • 7.
    How empty is theory in the presence of fact!
    (Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910), U.S. author. Hank Morgan, in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, ch. 43 (1889).)
  • 8.
    The empty, the one, the unmoved, the full, satiation, wanting nothing—that would be my evil: in short, dreamless sleep.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 10, p. 211, selection 5[1], number 212, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Unpublished fragments dating to November 1882February 1883. Originally meant to be attributed to Zarathustra in Thus Spoke Zarathustra.)
  • 9.
    Philosophy! Empty thinking by ignorant conceited men who think they can digest without eating!
    (Iris Murdoch (b. 1919), British novelist, philosopher. Levquist, in "Midsummer," pt. 1, The Book and the Brotherhood (1987).)
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  • 10.
    Total loyalty is possible only when fidelity is emptied of all concrete content, from which changes of mind might naturally arise.
    (Hannah Arendt (1906-1975), German-born U.S. political philosopher. The Origins of Totalitarianism, ch. 10, sect. 1 (1951).)
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