Best Quotes About Empty

Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one. -Malcolm Forbes

In a full heart there is room for everything, and in an empty heart there is room for nothing. -Antonio Porchia

None are so empty as those who are full of themselves. -Benjamin Whichcote

I have a simple philosophy: Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. Scratch where it itches. -Alice Roosevelt Longworth

It is an unfortunate human failing that a full pocketbook often groans more loudly than an empty stomach. -Franklin D. Roosevelt

Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that. -Norman Vincent Peale

If I don't write to empty my mind, I go mad. -Lord Byron

An asylum for the sane would be empty in America. -George Bernard Shaw

I talk to God but the sky is empty. -Sylvia Plath

Any education that matters is liberal. All the saving truths, all the healing graces that distinguish a good education from a bad one or a full education from a half empty one are contained in that word. -Alan K. Simpson

Without a sense of place the work is often reduced to a cry of voices in empty rooms, a literature of the self, at its best poetic music; at its worst a thin gruel of the ego. -William Kennedy

I learned never to empty the well of my writing, but always to stop when there was still something there in the deep part of the well, and let it refill at night from the springs that fed it. -Ernest Hemingway

Swollen in head, weak in legs, sharp in tongue but empty in belly. -Mao Zedong

January, month of empty pockets! let us endure this evil month, anxious as a theatrical producer's forehead. -Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Honor is but an empty bubble. -John Dryden

Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors. -David Viscott

Preparation for old age should begin not later than one's teens. A life which is empty of purpose until 65 will not suddenly become filled on retirement. -Dwight L. Moody

An optimist is a driver who thinks that empty space at the curb won't have a hydrant beside it. -Jules Renard

If a farmer fills his barn with grain, he gets mice. If he leaves it empty, he gets actors. -Walter Scott

I can spot empty flattery and know exactly where I stand. In the end it's really only my own approval or disapproval that means anything. -Agnetha Faltskog

Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life. -Eric Hoffer

Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength. -Charles Spurgeon

I looked into that empty bottle and I saw myself. -Grace Metalious

The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach – waiting for a gift from the sea. -Anne Morrow Lindbergh

There is no such thing as an empty space or an empty time. There is always something to see, something to hear. In fact, try as we may to make a silence, we cannot. -John Cage

Those who visit foreign nations, but associate only with their own country-men, change their climate, but not their customs. They see new meridians, but the same men; and with heads as empty as their pockets, return home with traveled bodies, but untravelled minds. -Charles Caleb Colton

No man can be a patriot on an empty stomach. -William Cowper

An empty stomach is not a good political adviser. -Albert Einstein

Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength. -Corrie Ten Boom

Beware the politically obsessed. They are often bright and interesting, but they have something missing in their natures; there is a hole, an empty place, and they use politics to fill it up. It leaves them somehow misshapen. -Peggy Noonan

Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work, driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for, in order to get to a job that you need so you can pay for the clothes, car and the house that you leave empty all day in order to afford to live in it. -Ellen Goodman

Hell is empty and all the devils are here. -William Shakespeare

A fact is like a sack – it won't stand up if it's empty. To make it stand up, first you have to put in it all the reasons and feelings that caused it in the first place. -Luigi Pirandello

Life is full and overflowing with the new. But it is necessary to empty out the old to make room for the new to enter. -Eileen Caddy

It is not poverty so much as pretense that harasses a ruined man – the struggle between a proud mind and an empty purse – the keeping up of a hollow show that must soon come to an end. -Washington Irving

A manager uses a relief pitcher like a six shooter, he fires until it's empty then takes the gun and throws it at the villain. -Dan Quisenberry

Scrubbing floors and emptying bedpans has as much dignity as the Presidency. -Richard M. Nixon

When I take action, I'm not going to fire a $2 million missile at a $10 empty tent and hit a camel in the butt. It's going to be decisive. -George W. Bush

Thou must be emptied of that wherewith thou art full, that thou mayest be filled with that whereof thou art empty. -Saint Augustine

What is popularly called fame is nothing but an empty name and a legacy from paganism. -Desiderius Erasmus

Prometheus is reaching out for the stars with an empty grin on his face. -Arthur Koestler

An empty head is not really empty; it is stuffed with rubbish. Hence the difficulty of forcing anything into an empty head. -Eric Hoffer

It is better for a woman to compete impersonally in society, as men do, than to compete for dominance in her own home with her husband, compete with her neighbors for empty status, and so smother her son that he cannot compete at all. -Betty Friedan

An empty book is like an infant's soul, in which anything may be written. It is capable of all things, but containeth nothing. I have a mind to fill this with profitable wonders. -Thomas Traherne

This world is run with far too tight a rein for luck to interfere. Fortune sells her wares; she never gives them. In some form or other, we pay for her favors; or we go empty away. -Amelia Barr

Faith is an excitement and an enthusiasm: it is a condition of intellectual magnificence to which we must cling as to a treasure, and not squander on our way through life in the small coin of empty words, or in exact and priggish argument. -George Sand

The empty vessel makes the loudest sound. -William Shakespeare

When the belly is empty, the body becomes spirit; and when it is full, the spirit becomes body. -Saadi

There are men here and there to whom the whole of life is like an after-dinner hour with a cigar; easy, pleasant, empty, perhaps enlivened by some fable of strife to be forgotten – before the end is told – even if there happens to be any end to it. -Joseph Conrad

The language of the younger generation has the brutality of the city and an assertion of threatening power at hand, not to come. It is military, theatrical, and at its most coherent probably a lasting repudiation of empty courtesy and bureaucratic euphemism. -Elizabeth Hardwick

Ridicule is a weak weapon when pointed at a strong mind; but common people are cowards and dread an empty laugh. -Martin Farquhar Tupper

The very hirelings of the press, whose trade it is to buoy up the spirits of the people, have uttered falsehoods so long, they have played off so many tricks, that their budget seems, at last, to be quite empty. -William Cobbett

Inside my empty bottle I was constructing a lighthouse while all the others were making ships. -Charles Simic

Business underlies everything in our national life, including our spiritual life. Witness the fact that in the Lord's Prayer, the first petition is for daily bread. No one can worship God or love his neighbor on an empty stomach. -Woodrow Wilson

I'm not the type of guy who enjoys one-night stands. It leaves me feeling very empty and cynical. It's not even fun sexually. I need to feel something for the woman and entertain the vain hope that it may lead to a relationship. -Ben Affleck

I guess I just prefer to see the dark side of things. The glass is always half-empty. And cracked. And I just cut my lip on it. And chipped a tooth. -Janeane Garofalo

To be full of things is to be empty of God. To be empty of things is to be full of God. -Meister Eckhart

A society in which vocation and job are separated for most people gradually creates an economy that is often devoid of spirit, one that frequently fills our pocketbooks at the cost of emptying our souls. -Sam Keen

I was a very fearful little kid, and I would always see the worst in everything. The glass was half-empty. I would see people kissing, and I would think one was trying to bite the other. -Daniel Clowes

What spirit is so empty and blind, that it cannot recognize the fact that the foot is more noble than the shoe, and skin more beautiful than the garment with which it is clothed? -Michelangelo

Always keep your mind as bright and clear as the vast sky, the great ocean, and the highest peak, empty of all thoughts. Always keep your body filled with light and heat. Fill yourself with the power of wisdom and enlightenment. -Morihei Ueshiba

I'd rather play in front of a full house than an empty crowd. -Johnny Giles

The theatre fulfills, whereas the cinema is empty. -Marie Trintignant

No sane local official who has hung up an empty stocking over the municipal fireplace, is going to shoot Santa Claus just before a hard Christmas. -Al Smith

All my day is spent dealing with other people. When I come home I like it to be empty. The presence of others in my house kind of annoys me. I love coming home and shutting the doors. I feel brain dead. I'm relatively available, but not to live with. -Graham Norton

Acting is probably the greatest therapy in the world. You can get a lot stuff out of you on the set so you don't have to take it home with you at night. It's the stuff between the lines, the empty space between those lines which is interesting. -Robert Carlyle

I have a nervous breakdown in the film and in one scene I get to stand at the top of the stairs waving an empty sherry bottle which is, of course, a typical scene from my daily life, so isn't much of a stretch. -Emma Thompson

Rock is so much fun. That's what it's all about – filling up the chest cavities and empty kneecaps and elbows. -Jimi Hendrix

You'll find that empty vessels make the most sound. -John Lydon

We have to have some rules and regulations in America, or the world would empty out here. -Gary Ackerman

I live a perfectly happy and comfortable life in Blair's Britain, but I can't work up much affection for the culture we've created for ourselves: it's too cynical, too knowing, too ironic, too empty of real value and meaning. -Jonathan Coe

I used to like to break into other people's houses and sit in their rooms. I found it very comforting to be in someone's empty house. -Jared Leto

I think about that 'empty' space a lot. That emptiness is what allows for something to actually evolve in a natural way. I've had to learn that over the years – because one of the traps of being an artist is to always want to be creating, always wanting to produce. -Meredith Monk

We were therefore obliged to unload our boats of their cargoes and pass them empty over the falls by means of long cords which we had provided for such purposes. -William Henry Ashley

Lonesome. Lonesome. I know what it means. Here all by my lonesome, dreaming empty dreams. Weary. Weary at the close of day, wondering if tomorrow brings me joy or sorrow. -Leon Redbone

I have had to empty two family homes during the last few years – first, the house that had been my grandmother's since 1923, and then my own country home, which we had lived in for over twenty years. -Penelope Lively

I think people need housing. And there's empty buildings, I think people should live in there. If you want to call them squatters, trespassers, hey, I call Wall Street thieves! -Al Lewis

I have competed before empty stadiums a lot in my career. -Bill Toomey

If you want to be a star, don't bother doing it because it ends up being very empty. -Judith Light

But to me nothing – the negative, the empty – is exceedingly powerful. -Alan Watts

I am convinced that material things can contribute a lot to making one's life pleasant, but, basically, if you do not have very good friends and relatives who matter to you, life will be really empty and sad and material things cease to be important. -David Rockefeller

I've led this empty life for over forty years and now I can pass that heritage on and ensure that the misery will continue for at least one more generation. -Larry David

I wish my deadly foe no worse Than want of friends, and empty purse. -Nicholas Breton

As long as I know what key the solo is in, I try to kind of empty my mind and not think about anything. I just play without thinking. -Ace Frehley

All phenomena are empty. -Bodhidharma

When you arrive in Hiroshima you can look around and for 25 and perhaps 30 square miles you can see hardly a building. It gives you an empty feeling in the stomach to see such man-made devastation. -Wilfred Burchett

Of this they drank half a pint every day, and sometimes more or less, as it operated, by way of gentle physic. Two others had each two oranges and one lemon given them every day. These they ate with greediness, at different times, upon an empty stomach. -James Lind

Inner space is so much more interesting, because outer space is so empty. -Theodore Sturgeon

To be physically fit is just a small aspect. You can be a beautiful physical specimen, but you're empty as far as what it takes to be a person, and that shows up real fast. -Lee Haney

Make an empty space in any corner of your mind, and creativity will instantly fill it. -Dee Hock

But Rangers don't need to go there and win, they need to go there and get a point. I think the hardest thing about it is there will be no supporters. Playing in an empty ground will be a problem for the players. -Graham Roberts

I think that there are empty ecological niches in the literary landscape crying to be filled and when a book more or less fills a niche it's seized on, even when it's a far from perfect fit. -Edmund White

Hunger and fear are the only realities in dog life: an empty stomach makes a fierce dog. -Robert Falcon Scott

To go out with the setting sun on an empty beach is to truly embrace your solitude. -Jeanne Moreau

The great dream merchant Disney was a success because make-believe was what everyone seemed to need in a spiritually empty land. -Arthur Erickson

Both Jewish and Roman sources and traditions admit an empty tomb. -Josh McDowell

The first thing that stuck in the minds of the disciples was not the empty tomb, but rather the empty grave clothes – undisturbed in form and position. -Josh McDowell

I don't feel comfortable making empty music. -Talib Kweli

The work of Nigeria is not complete for as long as there is any one Nigerian who goes to bed on empty stomach. -Ibrahim Babangida

I soon became convinced… that all the theorizing would be empty brain exercise and therefore a waste of time unless one first ascertained what the population of the universe really consists of. -Fritz Zwicky

And I just remember, you know, breaking into tears and feeling so empty because, as long as Elvis was in the world, you always knew something was going and he always had something that kept everybody mesmerized. -Jackie DeShannon

We are aware only of the empty space in the forest, which only yesterday was filled with trees. -Anna Freud

A boy's appetite grows very fast, and in a few moments the queer, empty feeling had become hunger, and the hunger grew bigger and bigger, until soon he was as ravenous as a bear. -Carlo Collodi

The whole world appears to me like a huge vacuum, a vast empty space, whence nothing desirable, or at least satisfactory, can possibly be derived; and I long daily to die more and more to it; even though I obtain not that comfort from spiritual things which I earnestly desire. -David Brainerd

Two of the cruelest, most primitive punishments our town deals out to those who fall from favor are the empty mailbox and the silent telephone. -Hedda Hopper

Probably the closest things to perfection are the huge absolutely empty holes that astronomers have recently discovered in space. If there's nothing there, how can anything go wrong? -Richard Brautigan

On the steps is a machine-gun ready for action. The square is empty; only the streets that lead into it are jammed with people. It would be madness to go farther – the machine-gun is covering the square. -Erich Maria Remarque

I used to empty the studio out and throw stuff away. I now don't. There will be a whole series of dead ends that a year or two down the line I'll come back to. -Anish Kapoor

Yes, now I understood for the first time that my soul was not so poor and empty as it had seemed to me, and that it had been only the sun that was lacking to open all its germs, and buds to the light. -Max Muller

But how odd that in this heathen nation of empty pews, where churches' bare, ruined choirs are converted into luxury loft living, a Labour government – yes, a Labour government – is deliberately creating a huge expansion of faith schools. -Polly Toynbee

Prayer opens the heart to God, and it is the means by which the soul, though empty, is filled by God. -John Buchan

So all the rest is O.K., but fame is a hollow ground, isn't it? It's an empty kind of thing. -Richard O'Brien

With Westerns you have the landscape is important, and it's empty, and only you populate it. When you populate it, you can tell any kind story that Shakespeare told, you can tell in a Western. -Lawrence Kasdan

The house seemed so empty without him. And I thought about the life we'd been building together for all that time. I realized I was on the brink of losing it all. It just scared me into reality. -Hunter Tylo

One of the lies that we tell ourselves is that we're making progress; but Huey's chair's empty. -H. Rap Brown

It is not empty rhetoric to talk of the Free World. -Barbara Amiel

I think the American West really attracts me because it's romantic. The desert, the empty space, the drama. -Ang Lee

As I sit down and start to work, I often panic. I stare at the empty piece of music paper. How can I say that my piece will be ready for performance next January when I do not have a recipe for making it happen? -Lukas Foss

At the moment, I'm toying with a new idea for a book, but fully engaged with writing screenplays, so the book idea – which needs empty space in my head – is barely formed yet. -Rose Tremain

You know what I would like to do: make a film with actors standing in empty space so that the spectator would have to imagine the background of the characters. -Michelangelo Antonioni

An empty canvas is full. -Robert Rauschenberg

I listened to it last night for the first time since we started this project. I went out to my car and put it in and went to an empty parking lot and just listened and read the little pamphlet that came with it. After two or three songs I burst into tears. -Randy Bachman

I mean simply to say that I want my characters to suggest the background in themselves, even when it is not visible. I want them to be so powerfully realized that we cannot imagine them apart from their physical and social context even when we see them in empty space. -Michelangelo Antonioni

I liked Germany; I'm not into Berlin, it's too huge and empty and imposing, but Munich was good. -Graham Coxon

Blank House was exactly a nice empty sheet where nothing was accountable because you were so naughty that you were in Blank House. -Diane Cilento

It is certain, indeed, that the sacred writers were apt to make great allowances for people with empty stomachs, and though I am well aware that the present profane ones think this very reprehensible, I venture to agree with the sacred writers. -James Payn

People became more interested in my love life than in me, and that has a certain effect. You start to feel very empty and worth nothing, you start to become a piece in a board game you never wanted to play. -Anna Friel

When a child grows up without a father, there is an empty place where someone must stand, providing an example of character and confidence. -Steve Largent

The regular things in my life now – training sessions and playing matches – will all fall away. That will leave a big empty space and it will need to be filled. -Dennis Bergkamp

I believe in a packed Heaven and an empty Hell. -Pat Buckley

According to String Theory, what appears to be empty space is actually a tumultuous ocean of strings vibrating at the precise frequencies that create the 4 dimensions you and I call height, width, depth and time. -Roy H. Williams

I also wanted to express the strength of cinema to hide reality, while being entertaining. Cinema can fill in the empty spaces of your life and your loneliness. -Pedro Almodovar

We'd played for years to half-empty clubs in England. -Phil Collen

You see so many artists who are so talented end up living sad, empty lives. This industry takes so much out of you that without the accountability and leaving God in the center, you can be left so empty and void. -Stacie Orrico

I'd got very successful, everyone knew who I was, but I felt very empty. -Boy George

Genius of a kind has always been with me; an empty heart that has taken on a certain wooden quality; an excellent, strong woman's body and a pitiably starved soul. -Mary MacLane

Do not be surprised if I adore as God what you called humanity, since you talked of humanity as if it was empty of spirit and you think in the flesh according to the flesh. -Michael Servetus

While this debate today is a belated effort to inform the American people, it is nevertheless an empty gesture. It is time to admit our mistake in Iraq and begin to bring our troops home with honor. -Raul Grijalva

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

When I turned pro, Muhammad Ali was laying back, and I was able to fill up an area that was empty. -Sugar Ray Leonard

We have forgotten that we have not come to an empty land to inherit it, but we have come to conquer a country from people inhabiting it, that governs it by the virtue of its language and savage culture. -Moshe Sharett

It's no fun to protest on an empty stomach. -Michael Bloomberg

Words empty as the wind are best left unsaid. -Homer

All empty souls tend toward extreme opinions. -William Butler Yeats

A full mind is an empty bat. -Branch Rickey

My witness is the empty sky. -Jack Kerouac

He who has seen everything empty itself is close to knowing what everything is filled with. -Antonio Porchia

I keep my hands empty for the sake of what I have had in them. -Antonio Porchia

All speech is vain and empty unless it be accompanied by action. -Demosthenes

Life without idealism is empty indeed. We just hope or starve to death. -Pearl S. Buck

Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion. -Democritus

Of all fatiguing, futile, empty trades, the worst, I suppose, is writing about writing. -Hilaire Belloc

The Prime Minister has an absolute genius for putting flamboyant labels on empty luggage. -Aneurin Bevan

Yes, I'm a real fighter. But I often ended up empty-handed. -Hugo Pratt

One small cat changes coming home to an empty house to coming home. -Pam Brown

The traveller with empty pockets will sing in the thief 's face. -Juvenal

An empty canvas is a living wonder… far lovelier than certain pictures. -Wassily Kandinsky

California is a queer place in a way, it has turned its back on the world, and looks into the void Pacific. It is absolutely selfish, very empty, but not false, and at least, not full of false effort. -D. H. Lawrence

The lonely become either thoughtful or empty. -Mason Cooley

There is nothing more mysterious than a TV set left on in an empty room. It is even stranger than a man talking to himself or a woman standing dreaming at her stove. It is as if another planet is communicating with you. -Jean Baudrillard

When not deeply engaged in creative activities, or numbed out by the TV, I felt empty. My heart hurt. I often felt hollow or as if I were some sort of wispy ghost, barely existing. -Judith Wright

Whoever thinks that he alone has speech, or possesses speech or mind above others, when unfolded such men are seen to be empty. -Sophocles

Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind. -Immanuel Kant

In the Lord's Prayer, the first petition is for daily bread. No one can worship God or love his neighbor on an empty stomach. -Woodrow Wilson

I consider that a man's brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose. -Arthur Conan Doyle

The tragedy of bold, forthright, industrious people is that they act so continuously without much thinking, that it becomes dry and empty. -Brenda Ueland

Poetry isn't a profession, it's a way of life. It's an empty basket; you put your life into it and make something out of that. -Mary Oliver

We cannot let another person into our hearts or minds unless we empty ourselves. We can truly listen to him or truly hear her only out of emptiness. -M. Scott Peck

Erudition – dust shaken out of a book into an empty skull. -Ambrose Bierce

Philosophy of science without history of science is empty; history of science without philosophy of science is blind. -Imre Lakatos

I think it was when I ran into Kerouac and Burroughs – when I was 17 – that I realized I was talking through an empty skull… I wasn't thinking my own thoughts or saying my own thoughts. -Allen Ginsberg

And we can see the positive impacts right here at Solyndra. Less than a year ago, we were standing on what was an empty lot. But through the Recovery Act, this company received a loan to expand its operations. This new factory is the result of those loans. -Barack Obama

I walk slowly into myself, through a forest of empty suits of armor. -Tomas Transtromer

What I love the most is getting on the ice and just popping in a fabulous CD and skating – all by myself, the rink completely empty, just me and the music. -Michelle Kwan

Did your mother never tell you not to drink on an empty head? -Billy Connolly

The first thing I did was give up sweet tea because I drank so much. I'd start drinking at lunchtime and wouldn't set it down until I went to bed. When you calculate how much empty calories and how much sugar I was consuming, it was staggering. So I haven't had a glass of sweet tea in three years. -Paula Deen

I want to tell my jokes. I want to have time with my children. I want to entertain people. And at one point, I'll walk away from show business. But I don't want to walk away empty-handed. -Dave Chappelle

People are hungry because they're eating empty foods. Mine are full, and so am I. -Ricky Williams

I play in a lot of empty rooms. -Colin Hay

I get letters every year from women who think Valentine's Day is an empty exercise, but are ironically pretty exercised when their boyfriends neglect or forget it. -Dan Savage

Everything was coming my way, but I was going down. I was painfully empty. -Lorraine Bracco

I am a positive person. I never think of the glass as half empty. I just keep pushing forward. -Rosie Perez

We did some soul-searching. Was the cable industry obsolete? Was it an opportune time to get out? Our conclusion was that if you rebuilt your system with this new fiber-optic coaxial hybrid – which we now call broadband – the glass was half full, not half empty. We could compete. -Brian L. Roberts

When you finish a film, if you believed in your character, you're empty. -Jean-Claude Van Damme

Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. -Stephen Hawking

The last couple of years I've been on an empty tank. And that's gotta change. -Kenny Chesney

If we talk about the glass being half empty or half full, I want to know what does the glass look like from underneath the table? -Brad Thor

The Republican Party is an empty vessel unless we imbue it with values. -Rand Paul

Schools across India do not have teachers, libraries, playing grounds and even toilets. I do not want to see empty classrooms, empty libraries. I do not want to see cattle grazing on fields meant to be cricket or football grounds. -Sachin Tendulkar

I'm in awe of the universe, but I don't necessarily believe there's an intelligence or agent behind it. I do have a passion for the visual in religious rituals, though, even though they may be completely empty and bereft of substance. The incense is powerful and provocative, whether Buddhist or Catholic. -David Bowie

The Lib Dems are not just empty. They are a void within a vacuum surrounded by a vast inanition. -Boris Johnson

But you know, I'm the negative-Nancy, curmudgeon, glass-half-empty-with-a-leak-in-it guy – which is basically the fuel that fires me up anyway. Without that, we wouldn't have me. -Maynard James Keenan

I use a Bruce Lee technique: 'The way of no way.' He had the idea that he would learn everything, so that whoever he had to fight, he could improvise anything. The best way of starting a gig is just to not think of anything – to clear your mind, not in an empty Zen state, but more just to go on and see where you go. -Eddie Izzard

Some estimate Hulu IPO could bring in $2 billion. What will the content providers get? Zero. What is Hulu without content? An empty jukebox. -Steven Levitan

I don't even pretend we can occupy the Lib Dem holier-than-thou, hands-entirely-clean-and-entirely-empty-type stance. No, we are getting our hands dirty, and inevitably and totally understandably we are being accused of being just like any other politicians. -Nick Clegg

I never really like to skate in an empty ice rink; I always need the attention of an audience. -Katarina Witt

For me, there is a stigma attached to playing beautiful parts. They are often empty characters whom the action happens around. I'm more drawn to characters with a complex internal life, who have a burning frustration underneath that keeps them going. -Ruth Wilson

I've seen people who stink, but the film editor shows them just where they didn't stink. But if you're empty and manipulative on stage, it's clear. -D. B. Sweeney

I have three desks. One empty for paperwork, one for the internet and email, and one for the writing computer. -Lee Child

I feel like when I was an adolescent, and felt so unworthy of love and so empty, I moved outside of myself. -Jane Fonda

Creativity is always a leap of faith. You're faced with a blank page, blank easel, or an empty stage. -Julia Cameron

The glass is always half empty. And cracked. And I just cut my lip on it. And chipped a tooth. -Janeane Garofalo

Most people hugely underestimate the amount of 'empty space' we have in our country. Fly over the U.K., and you see that human settlement does not fill up the U.K. at all. It accounts for something of the order of 15 per cent of the landmass. -Evan Davis

Fame is a delicate and dangerous creature; I saw people who didn't honor it, who refused to take responsibility for it, get destroyed by it. I also saw that stardom in and of itself was empty. -Patrick Dempsey

Promises to get beyond partisanship are the most perfunctory sort of campaign rhetoric, almost as empty as the partisanship itself. -Thomas Frank

I remember that at the beginning of the month, the kind of menus my mom and father would prepare for us would have fish, chicken. But at the end of the month – because my father would be waiting for paycheck – the refrigerator would get empty. I remember that without a lot of food left, some of the best meals happened right there. -Jose Andres

I feel very at home in an empty church. I feel the most protected. It's very mystical. -Jean Dujardin

I've always been a glass-half-full as opposed to a glass-half-empty, and the day that changes is the day I should leave. -John Key

I might have missed my calling as an editor. In the spring, the sight of my empty garden beds gives me the horticultural equivalent of writers' block: So much space! So many plants to choose among, and yet none of them seem quite right! -Susan Orlean

There is always a sacred hour in the theatre – after rehearsals and before performances, in the afternoon, between three and five o'clock. Normally the theatre is empty then, and this is a wonderful hour. -Henning Mankell

If I do three interviews in a day, I can be exhausted, because the process of hearing everyone requires that I empty out myself. While I'm listening, my own judgments and prejudices certainly come up. But I know I won't get anything unless I get those things out of the way. -Anna Deavere Smith

You need to feed yourself with emotions and life or you'll become empty. -Guillaume Canet

People make a lot of jokes about the empty nest. Let me tell you, it is no laughing matter. It is really hard. -Michelle Pfeiffer

I'm happiest in an empty church. I love the smell of a church. -Michael Patrick King

This is what people don't understand: obesity is a symptom of poverty. It's not a lifestyle choice where people are just eating and not exercising. It's because kids – and this is the problem with school lunch right now – are getting sugar, fat, empty calories – lots of calories – but no nutrition. -Tom Colicchio

I find that, once you get into a position where you can afford a pair of shoes and a decent level of living, success in itself is empty. -Michael Eisner

Abundance is a process of letting go; that which is empty can receive. -Bryant H. McGill

I try not to eat right before I perform. It's better to perform on an empty stomach – it just feels better. You just feel like a leaner machine. You're not worrying about digesting things. -Reggie Watts

I like the performing. And interviews, even. And the stuff that's not sitting in a room by yourself with empty paper. But I never loved writing, to tell you the truth. -Randy Newman

I believe in empty spaces; they're the most wonderful thing. -Anselm Kiefer

When you're scared, you're still hanging on to life. When you're ready to die, you let it go. A sort of emptying out occurs, a giving up on the world that seems oddly familiar even if you've never done it before. -Sebastian Junger

With so much at risk, you might expect Australia to be at the forefront of the clean-energy revolution and the international effort to cut carbon pollution. After all, the continent's vast, empty deserts were practically designed for solar-power installations. -Jeff Goodell

I've never had an empty house. Ever. -Meredith Monk

To me, the glass is always half full, never half empty. -Eddie Money

To be honest, I don't think there's anything more exciting than an empty stadium. When you see it empty like that, all you see is possibility. -Tim DeKay

I was very empty after my father passed away. It was an emotional time, as it would be for anyone, but to be in the studio every day was kind of cathartic and healing and it just seemed very natural to continue. -Dhani Harrison

I find as a viewer, when I go to see comedies, the strain to be funny throughout the whole thing. I start to lose my sense of reality, and it ends up feeling like an empty experience; there's funny stuff in it but I've lost the emotional connection to the characters because it's just so bananas. -Mike White

Much historical fiction that centers on real people has always been deficient in information, lacking in craft and empty in affect. -Hilary Mantel

There used to be a lot of industry in Montreal, and now there's not, so it's really easy to get huge, empty spaces where you can practice and make music or make art for very, very cheap. -Grimes

In Los Angeles you get the sense sometimes that there's a mysterious patrol at night: when the streets are empty and everyone's asleep, they go erasing the past. It's like a bad Ray Bradbury story – 'The Memory Erasers'. -Carlos Ruiz Zafon

President Ronald Reagan used to speak of the Soviet constitution, and he noted that it purported to grant wonderful rights of all sorts to people. But those rights were empty promises, because that system did not have an independent judiciary to uphold the rule of law and enforce those rights. -John Roberts

Players would empty their souls to me; you cannot fathom the stories I've heard, everything from the good to the bad. I tried whatever I could to work things out. -Morgan Wootten

Women have lives that become increasingly empty. They're doing more and feeling less. -Marcus Buckingham

Spiritual life can certainly follow the pattern one sees in the fake martial arts, with most teachers making nebulous and magical claims that never get tested, while their students derange themselves with weird ideas, empty rituals, and other affectations. -Sam Harris

There's no experience like going down an empty freeway toward a hurricane and then looking in the opposite lane and seeing bumper-to-bumper traffic, people fleeing that scene. Or going to a toxic spill and seeing people go the other way. You talk yourself into thinking you're invincible in order to do that. -Lester Holt

A lot of what making art is, is just being open, and empty. And putting yourself in the right place for things to, literally, come together. -Bill Viola

Few of us can accurately gauge how we will feel tomorrow or next week. That's why when you go to the supermarket on an empty stomach, you'll buy too much, and if you shop after a big meal, you'll buy too little. -Daniel Gilbert

Strange indeed would it be if all the space around us be empty, mere waste void, and the inhabitants of Earth the only forms in which intelligence could clothe itself. -Annie Besant

Flattery and deceit are the darlings of great men, and so with these men spread the butter on thick, if you want to get something out of them, otherwise you'll come home to me with a full belly and an empty purse. -Pietro Aretino

I used to stay up all night playing 'Resident Evil 2,' and it wouldn't stop until the sun came up. Then I'd walk outside at dawn's first light, looking at the empty streets of London, and it was like life imitating art. It felt like I'd stepped into an actual zombie apocalypse. -Edgar Wright

When I'm feeling a little empty in the head, I like to go see movies or read to loosen things up there. -James Dashner

Say there are three identical-looking pizza joints on a street. Two of those will always be empty. The third will have a line of people patiently waiting, checking their phones. There's always one place that's the place. That's how it works. -Hari Kunzru

It's everywhere, really. It's between the galaxies. It is in this room. We believe that everywhere that you have space, empty space, that you cannot avoid having some of this dark energy. -Adam Riess

'Stargate' has always had this empty hole. When we made the first one, we always intended on doing part two and three, and we were prevented for years. And our hope is that we can get another chance at 'Stargate' and tell the entire story we wanted to tell. -Dean Devlin

Up to his twenty-sixth year, the heart of Ignatius was enthralled by the vanities of the world. His special delight was in the military life, and he seemed led by a strong and empty desire of gaining for himself a great name. -Saint Ignatius

Most difficult is the labeling by other people that models are empty-headed bodies. I think if you look for negativity, you can find it anywhere. -Boyd Holbrook

I want to make it clear that the black race did not come to the United States culturally empty-handed. The role and importance of ethnic history is in how well it teaches a people to use their own talents, take pride in their own history and love their own memories. -John Henrik Clarke

Constantly having to think about money is not nice. People used to say, 'Being rich doesn't make you happy'. And I'd think, 'I've got no electricity, nothing – tell that to my empty fridge'. -Rebecca Ferguson

If your mind is empty, it is ready for anything. In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities; in the expert's mind there are few. -Shunryu Suzuki

Remember to look at your glass half full and not half empty. A lot of my strength comes from God. God has given me a gift – the gift of life – and it's amazing that I live each day. -Mattie Stepanek

Never try to negotiate with anyone after he or she has eaten. People are best persuaded on an empty stomach. And forget power breakfasts. There is no convincing anyone of anything before 10 A.M. -Joyce Brothers

I always liked the visuals to be choice and at the same time minimalist. And, I love black boxes. After all, that's what theatre is, it's an empty space, and it's both limited and unlimited because the space is the space, but what you can do with people's imaginations is really endless. -Harold Prince

As a screenwriter and a half-Jew, I tend to look at the glass half-empty. -John Francis Daley

I don't feel I'm fighting to reach this huge audience; it just happens. I go on stage before the audience arrives and look out to this vast empty house. There's something therapeutic about taking in the ring where you'll perform. -Danielle de Niese

In life, we do not give employees enough leeway. If you look around Semco's office, there are plenty of empty desks. The question is – where are these people? I do not have the slightest idea, but I am not interested. -Ricardo Semler

Wherever you've got a state church, you have empty churches. -Rodney Stark

Mr. Obama would be a disheartening president even during a super boom, with his grim demeanor and empty rhetoric, as well as his obvious hatred of business bravado. -Paul Johnson

When you're on the road and moving city to city, when someone isn't there at the end of the night, you feel empty. -Drake

When you lose everything, and I mean everything, you sit there in this empty room in the dark, and the only person who can get you out is you. -Mickey Rourke

The nice girl thinks she's giving up something to get something better in return. She gives up control over her own life. When the time comes for her to get what she expected, she winds up disappointed. In addition to being empty-handed, she's depleted. -Sherry Argov

Digital platforms are worthless without content. They're shiny sacks with bells and whistles, but without content, they're empty sacks. It is not about pixels versus print. It is not about how you're reading. It is about what you're reading. -Maureen Dowd

If all you're doing is making money, you have a luxurious but empty life. -Amanda Donohoe

The biggest change for me as a mom was realizing I needed to put someone else before me. Now the hardest part about the empty nest is learning to put myself first. -Kim Alexis

My fashion philosophy is, if you're not covered in dog hair, your life is empty. -Elayne Boosler

Space exploration promised us alien life, lucrative planetary mining, and fabulous lunar colonies. News flash, ladies and gents: Space is nearly empty. It's a sterile vacuum, filled mostly with the junk we put up there. -Graham Hawkes

It is an awfully sad misconception that librarians simply check books in and out. The library is the heart of a school, and without a librarian, it is but an empty shell. -Jarrett J. Krosoczka

If I eat mindlessly while watching television, reading, or talking with someone else, I can go through an entire meal without tasting the food, without even noticing that I've been eating. The plate is empty but I didn't enjoy the food – I had all of the calories and little of the pleasure. -Dean Ornish

Although my marriage left me with three beautiful children, it also left me with a healthy dose of self-doubt, low self-esteem, and an extreme desire to be loved again. I was operating on empty, expecting to be paid in full. -Niecy Nash

I live in Brooklyn, and I love all the hipsters and all the artisanal bacon you can get here now. I consider New York my home, and L.A. a place that I go. I always say I go with an empty sack and try to fill it with as much money as possible to bring back to New York. -Julie White

I seldom feel comfortable in a theatre. I always feel like I own a cinema. I feel equally happy in an empty one as a full one. Probably happier in an empty one! -Martin McDonagh

I'll tell you this: You have to remember to chase and catch your dreams, because if you don't, your imagination will live in empty spaces, and that's nowhere land. -Gary Busey

A piazza is not a plaza. The plaza is the theme park of the piazza; the plaza is the commercial version. A piazza is an empty space with no function. This is what Europeans understand. -Renzo Piano

We are all born as empty vessels which can be shaped by moral values. -Jerry Springer

So much of my sense of who I am is tied to mothering. When they left home, I fell into a huge, empty, black hole. Your children are grown and your career has slowed down – all the stuff that took up so much attention is gone, and you're left with expansive time and space. -Jessica Lange

I always run in the morning on an empty stomach, and I'll go through a bottle and a half of water. Then I have a protein drink or I eat egg whites. -Drew Carey

I have a couple freeloader friends, but it's okay. I know they're gonna come in with their arms flying in the air empty-handed. -Amy Sedaris

My paintings are very strange – large and empty, like walls. Just the opposite of my writing, which is rich and juicy. -Tom Robbins

Our life is full of empty space. -Umberto Eco

A secret is powerful when it is empty. -Umberto Eco

Losing my daughter was a very serious pain. There was always some empty space in my heart. -Yoko Ono

If you have too many quotes from other people in your head, you can't create. You have to keep your head empty. That's why I am constantly enjoying the sky, the park, the walk. -Yoko Ono

Cinema can fill in the empty spaces of your life and your loneliness. -Pedro Almodovar

Three to four times a week, I get up at 7:30 A.M. while the courts are empty at Venice Beach and play full court one-on-one. -Missy Peregrym

I think you gotta look at stuff half-full as opposed to half-empty. -Pauly Shore

The current concept of prom just seems so empty. Teenagers get dressed up to go to a dance at a fancy location. It encourages social inclusion or exclusion based on your ability or inability to snag a date. -Adora Svitak

Things can be really empty in this world, and I don't just mean the music world. It can become a very meaningless place if you don't really understand: 'who am I? Why am I here? What am I doing?' To feel fulfilment and have a deeper level of understanding, personally, that is the most important thing. -Alicia Keys

I try not to think about anything special while running. As a matter of fact, I usually run with my mind empty. However, when I run empty-minded, something naturally and abruptly crawls in sometime. That might become an idea that can help me with my writing. -Haruki Murakami

I know I'm really lucky to do what I do, but sometimes with the hours and the travelling, I don't get to see my family and friends as much as I'd like. It can be lonely on the road. Sometimes I come offstage after a massive adrenaline rush, and then when I go to an empty hotel room on my own, it can be an anti-climax. -Olly Murs

When I was 9 or 10, I had a ten-cent business: I would walk your dog for a dime, go to the store for a dime, empty your garbage for a dime – and then I could use the money to buy tricks at the magic store. -Lily Tomlin

There was a point where I was making four movies a year. I was always on a set. I had no stories to tell. I was feeling empty. My life was just luggage and hotels and from set to set, from character to character. And one day, I said, 'And where is mine?' You know? And the moment I started to feel that fear, I stopped and I slowed down. -Penelope Cruz

Touring a segregated America – forever being stopped and harassed by white cops hurt you most 'cos you don't realise the damage. You hold it in. You feel empty, like someone reached in and pulled out your guts. You feel hurt and dirty, less than a person. -B. B. King

One of the humbling things about having written more than one novel is the sense that every time you begin, that new empty page does not know who you are. -John Irving

I don't see the future as bright, language-wise. I see it as a glass half empty – and evaporating quickly. -Dick Cavett

There's no amount of money that makes you feel better when people think of you as a joke or a hack or a failure or ugly or stupid or morally empty. -Patrick Stump

In my bachelor days, I had a small upright piano in my kitchen. It cost £10 from eBay plus £70 delivery. It was because I'd seen an old photo of Tom Waits – with dirty dishes, empty bottles, a hot plate, a coffee machine and a piano strewn with lyric sheets – and fallen in love with it. -Jamie Cullum

Space is certainly something more complicated than the average person would probably realize. Space is not just an empty background in which things happen. -Alan Guth

The mind is a monkey, hopping around from thought to thought, image to image. Rarely do more than a few seconds go by in which the mind can remain single-pointed, empty. -Dani Shapiro

I used to say that winning the Oscar means being back at the Beverly Hills Hotel at 1 A.M. feeling empty. It's the industry voting. It doesn't come from God. It doesn't change your life, really. -Mike Nichols

The word of God is a Christian's instructions for life. God speaks to us through His word, so we cannot constantly be running on empty. -Monica Johnson

'Doing your own thing' and being a Christian is an oxymoron. As Christians, every day we need to be presenting ourselves before the Lord, thanking Him for His mercy and asking Him to make us more like Him by emptying us of our will, so God's will can be done. -Monica Johnson

Don't ever empty the bucket of mystery. Never let people define what you do. It's not about zigging when you should zag. It's not about doing something unprecedented and unpredictable. It's just about never being a word, or something that is not in the process of transformation. -Marilyn Manson

There are lots of things, including changing the kind of inner dialog, that can mitigate anxiety. And yes, there are people who have the glass half full and glass half empty, and I'm afraid the glass is going to break and I'll cut myself on the shards. -Scott Stossel

Now and then, someone is able to look at an empty space, conclude it would be a great place to start a revolution, and bravely go forward. -Henry Rollins

One of my 'Secrets of Adulthood' is: Somewhere, keep an empty shelf. I know where my empty shelf is, and I treasure it. -Gretchen Rubin

Don't let yourself fall into 'empty.' Keep cash in the house. Keep gas in your tank. Keep an extra roll of toilet paper squirreled away. Keep your phone charged. -Gretchen Rubin

I have a cottage near Aldeburgh, and from there it's a sturdy two-mile walk across farmland to an empty beach, where I collect hag stones and run around with the dog. I'm a keen walker, and I love Suffolk's big skies. -Diana Quick

Guernsey itself was overcrowded, but its cliffs were utterly empty. I spent a wonderful year with a friend, climbing them. It was sheer magic: you went from this pretty, busy village of an island to the sea cliffs and heard nothing but the gulls and the waves. -Simon Mawer

To an honest judge, the alleged marriage between religion and science is a shallow, empty, spin-doctored sham. -Richard Dawkins

Science has taught us, against all intuition, that apparently solid things like crystals and rocks are really almost entirely composed of empty space. And the familiar illustration is the nucleus of an atom is a fly in the middle of a sports stadium, and the next atom is in the next sports stadium. -Richard Dawkins

The commonest error made in relation to poetry is that it consists simply in verse-making. Many confound the casket of meter and rhyme with the jewel of thought which it encloses, and, perhaps, in some instances, after close investigation, they have found the casket empty and turned away with feelings of disappointment and disgust. -Orson F. Whitney

The actions of the University in my case make it abundantly clear that the Administration's rhetoric about Harvard's desire to attract and retain the most distinguished women in the world is empty. -Margaret Geller

I'm not a fast writer at all. I come empty and wait upon the Lord. So it really is all a waiting process, a patient process. -Ann Voskamp

What I would like to vote for is a candidate that is socially liberal, a fiscal conservative, broadly libertarian with a small 'l' but sensible and pragmatic and with a chance of winning. That's more or less the empty set. -Tyler Cowen

I say 'here's the thing' a lot, both to alert people that I'm about to say something important and to give myself a moment to figure out what that important thing might be, because my head is so often completely empty. -Walter Kirn

I should say that generally I'm a pretty happy person, but as soon as I'm done with a project, I'm usually not happy at all. I feel a little empty and strange. I begin to think about how I can get better, stretch more artistically and intellectually. My biggest worry is getting complacent. -Philipp Meyer

I had a fifth grade teacher who, as a very small way of trying to contain my class clown energy, gave me 10 minutes at the end of class every Friday to present whatever I wanted. A lot of the time, I did an Andy Rooney impression. I would sit at her desk, empty it, and just comment on what was in there. -Andy Daly

Just as there is something about an empty skip that makes you want to fill it, so there is something about a full skip that makes you want to empty it. -Craig Brown

A friend of mine said something powerful at his grandfather's funeral. He said that the greatest lesson from his grandfather's life was that he died empty, because he accomplished everything he wanted, with no regrets. I think that, along with leaving a legacy, would be the greatest sign of success. -Marvin Sapp

For me, training is my meditation, my yoga, hiking, biking all rolled into one. Wake up early in the morning, generally around 4 o'clock, and I'll do my cardio on an empty stomach. Stretch, have a big breakfast, and then I'll go train. -Dwayne Johnson

My grandfather milked several cows twice a day and supplied the neighbours with dairy products. He liked to go visiting around the county on Saturdays, and he also enjoyed the neighbours when they came by once a week with their empty milk jars. He walked them out to their cars and hung over the driver's side window until they drove off. -Kary Mullis

You don't need a foreign policy expert to tell you empty threats and hollow promises don't work. Ask any parent of a rebellious teenager. If you don't make good on the threats, you're asking for worse behavior next time. -Kathleen Troia McFarland

So many poems you go into and come up empty. -Maxine Kumin

When I was a child, my father used to take me for walks, often along a river or by the sea. We would pass people fishing, perhaps reeling in their lines with struggling fish hooked at the end of them. Once I saw a man take a small fish out of a bucket and impale it, still wriggling, on an empty hook to use as bait. -Peter Singer

Let's say, 100 years ago, I'm not sure how many people had to empty out their relatives' homes; they just stayed in the same house, because they lived there. Nowadays, almost everyone, at least once in their life, somehow, has to deal with this experience. -Arnon Goldfinger

Tolstoy may be right about happy and unhappy families, but in ballet, it works the opposite way: All good ballets are different from each other and all bad ones are alike, at least in one crucial respect – they're all empty. -Robert Gottlieb

I love the Capitol rotunda. It's just so big and so grand, and I love being in the Capitol at night when it's empty, and you can go stand in the Capitol rotunda and bask in the silence of history. You can sort of imagine all of the things that have happened inside that Rotunda from presidents lying in state to other important events. -Kevin Yoder

When everything in a person's life is gone, ripped-out gone, it's not that you stay empty for so long, so you replace it with something else very quickly. -Jim Parrack

The gym can serve as an excellent place where kids and young men and women can really empty their issues right on the floor. -Djimon Hounsou

We're all influenced by everything unless we're locked in an empty room. -Nicolas Roeg

I was fine being in the closet at the beginning of my career because that's what you were supposed to be – until I realized that it didn't serve anybody, and I was left feeling utterly empty. This is who I am, so I've gotta be me. -Billy Porter

Under the snowcapped mountains of Fiordland National Park, freshwater streams empty into the saltwater fiords, creating a unique ecosystem. This is a heavily wooded park, so the water in the streams is stained with tannin, a substance found in plants that makes clean water seem dirty, though it isn't. -Brian Skerry

The holiday season can be an especially trying time for our service men, women, and families. Military service and deployment create empty seats at holiday tables, religious services, and celebrations. -Geoff Stults

Clever modern man is so witless that he thinks moral silence and empty conscience are an advantage. -Michael Leunig

I've had times when I've done what seems like a thousand interviews to promote a film that I'm in. I start to think that I'm the best thing that ever happened to the world, talkin' about myself for cryin' out loud. Then I come home, and my wife needs me to help with dinner and empty the garbage, and the kids need help with their homework. -Gregory Hines

If I am going somewhere exotic, I take an empty suitcase with me to bring back the objects I fall in love with. -Alain Ducasse

Diets – the ultimate empty promise perpetuating the same cycle over and over again. We've all been victims of yo-yo dieting. We stick to some diets longer than others, but c'mon, just how much cabbage soup can a person eat? -Suzanne Somers

When I was 11, I burned a field down by mistake. It was an empty field, probably about 10 acres in size. Me and my friend were lighting firecrackers, and we ended up burning down the entire field. We got found out, and I think I was grounded for about three months. -Christopher Masterson

All you have to do is drive by the empty tennis courts and basketball courts and compare them to the skate parks… c'mon people, get with the program – the future is now! -Jeff Ament

I think I'm a spiritual person. I don't really go to church often when services are on, but I like going in when they are empty and quiet, and just sitting there and thinking for a little while. -Joanna Lumley

I'd taken the bull by the horns by liberating myself and creating a career. It took guts – it was scary and chancy – but they discounted me as empty-headed: some little piece of fluff without any brain that happened to come along. -Raquel Welch

Do we really need these big, gigantic, heavy rockets? What if we launch a rocket that's empty, and its sole purpose is to act as a source of fuel on the Moon? Who should build that? Well, I think the U.S. should build that. -Buzz Aldrin

People idealise their animals, and at the same time they patronisingly overlook a dog's natural life – biting fleas, burying bones, rolling in garbage, barking up an empty tree all night… But what do they do themselves? Bury stuff that will rot in secret and then dig it up and bury it again and rant and rave under empty trees! -Tove Jansson

I was born too late to have any temptation with communism, or at least Soviet-type communism. Travelling in Eastern Europe and the ex-Soviet Union, you clearly don't want to defend a system that would have empty shops and a totalitarian regime and internal passports. -Thomas Piketty

No actor wants to play to an empty house. -Ian Mckellen

There is a sense of emptiness when you finish any film because you're empty and you can't give anything more to it anymore. -James Marsh

Life would have been absolutely empty without imagination. -Jack Williamson

Woe to the generation of sons who find their censers empty of the rich incense of prayer, whose fathers have been too busy or too unbelieving to pray, and perils inexpressible and consequences untold are their unhappy heritage. -Edward McKendree Bounds

In many a piece of music, it's the pause or the rest that gives the piece its beauty and its shape. And I know I, as a writer, will often try to include a lot of empty space on the page so that the reader can complete my thoughts and sentences and so that her imagination has room to breathe. -Pico Iyer

I was married to a law student, and I used to attend classes with him at Georgetown University Law Center. Being of dramatic bent, I was drawn mainly to Criminal law and Evidence classes. A just-beginning writer, I would find an empty chair and listen, mesmerized, to the lectures. -Luanne Rice

As I have shown, I will defend democracy with arms when it is threatened by violence; with firmness when it is weakened by division; with law and order when it is subverted by anarchy; and always, I will try to sustain it by wise policies of economic progress so that a democracy means not just an empty liberty, but a full life for all. -Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

I have to admit that the empty prestige and the stupid glory – yes, the horrible rush, the deadly sense of importance that war brings to life – are hard illusions to shake off. Look at me, a war correspondent. -Michael Hastings

At my core, the glass isn't half-empty – it's not even what I ordered in the first place. -Catherine Tate

I couldn't imagine what it's like to be a journalist talking about music. You're left with empty descriptions; you probably have to make up a sort of weird cocktail of band influences and references to other music to get your point across. -Ariel Pink

Nerd rage to me is kind of just empty rage. I mean, ultimately, you're not going to do it; you're not going to fight somebody, you know. -Brian Posehn

Don't die old, die empty. That's the goal of life. Go to the cemetery and disappoint the graveyard. -Myles Munroe

The majority of the world is empty space. Empty space, empty space, empty space. All that we see in the world, the life, the animals, plants, people – it's all empty space. That's amazing! -Chris Evans

I grew up with a lot of people whose whole prime mover was dad rage. I never really had it – it always seemed so empty. It always seemed to be masking something else, which was really their own lack of initiative. -Robert Downey, Jr.

I hitchhiked to Miami in 1953, and there were oranges laying on the road, black shantytowns, and marinas with nice boats. The museums were virtually empty. -James Rosenquist

In January 1921, I found myself wonderfully alone in an empty carriage in a rocking train in the night between Waterloo and Sherborne. Stars on each side of me; I ran from side to side of the carriage, checking the constellations. -Louis MacNeice

Some of us only meet in the most fleeting moments; some of us never meet, but still hear about one another and therefore cherish what we know from what we've heard, and mourn the loss, even though we're spared what the close-loved ones must endure – the ongoing pain of an empty place in the heart for the rest of life. -Mimi Kennedy

Europe began as the relatively empty, uncivilized Wild West of Asia; then the Western Hemisphere became the Wild West of Europe. Now the sun has set in our West and risen once more in the East. -Gore Vidal

Australia's arid western region, from the town of Alice Springs to the Indian Ocean coast, is a beautiful, haunting, but largely empty land. Dominated by the harsh, almost uninhabited Great Sandy and Gibson deserts, the region is known only to Australian Aborigines, a handful of white settlers, and the few travelers who motor across it. -Robyn Davidson

The Comedy Bar is an intimate club, which I prefer. I refuse to play theatres, because large empty spaces make me nervous, and I don't enjoy the echo. I'm no sell out. Literally. -Andy Kindler

As an actor, our very palette is one of imagination. So it is a walk onto an empty space and then imagine the world beyond it is what we do. -Rhys Ifans

Micronutrient-poor foods, like pasta, sugar, and soda, don't just give you empty calories and make you fat; they also do damage to the body and cause disease. -Joel Fuhrman

Because winning a gold medal had been a dream of mine since a young age, I needed to empty my mind during the preparation for the Olympics by telling myself that it would be OK not to win a gold medal. -Kim Yuna

I feel a lot of guilt about the freedom that being an artist provides. I ask myself, 'Why am I not the guy emptying the trash, why am I the guy who is watching the guy empty the trash?' -Jason Molina

When you write your first book aged 25 or so, you have 25 years of experience, albeit much of it juvenile experience. The second book comes after an extra year sitting in bookshops. Pretty soon, you begin to run on empty. -Douglas Adams

I write because writing is something that I have to do. And it doesn't matter whether people like it or not. When I write, I feel the pressure and anxiety that come with taking an empty piece of paper and trying to fill it with something from your own consciousness. -Wayne Dyer

Whatever you do, don't discourage your dreaming propensity. Your heart's desires are not empty vaporings. They foreshadow possible realities. Man was made to aspire, to look upward. -Orison Swett Marden

I am not – thank heavens – one of those 'driven' writers who spend a fortnight buckled with empty fright over an untouched page only to wake at two in the morning feverish with paragraphs. -Jim Crace

I could open a thousand Excel documents and still never think to scroll past a wall of empty rows to see if, hidden beneath them, there is a tab I need to click. Just doesn't occur to me. Because, design. -Jeffrey Zeldman

I found many treasures in the woods over the years: shotgun shells, empty Colt 45 bottles, old railroad spikes, orange and black beetles eating a dead mouse, pebbles that looked just like teeth, old stone walls and cellar holes, a rusted out frying pan, the skull of a cat. -Jennifer McMahon

In America, it has been proven that the bulk of spending money is in the hands of women between 60 and 80, so it's so stupid. The people who do have the time and money to shop are either retired or empty-nesters. -Iris Apfel

Being packed all the time, even when not in use, must feel something like going to bed on an empty stomach. -Marie Kondo

Although I've made notes for things and even written synopses sitting in trains or on park benches, for the complete composition of things I need absolute solitude, preferably an empty house. -James Salter

The Roundhouse was a complete shell. It was absolutely empty, lying derelict for years. -Richard Stanley

Maybe our best family trip started at Victoria Falls, which drenches you with spray and is so vast that it makes Niagara Falls seem like a backyard creek. Then we rented a car and made our way to Hwange National Park, which was empty of people but crowded with zebras, giraffes, elephants and more. -Nicholas Kristof

I think things like 'farm to table' are misleading. I think sometimes that becomes a pedestal or a soap box to get people into your restaurant but is not… it's almost empty in a way. I mean, my food comes from a farm, and I serve it on a table. -Wylie Dufresne

We were empty nesters, our last-born child having departed for Duke. Meredith decided we needed a dog to fill the vacuum. She heard about a litter in Colorado sired by Chopper, the legendary avalanche dog at the top of Aspen Mountain. -Tom Brokaw

The truth is you can't get more water from reservoirs that are empty. -Frances Beinecke

It took me ten years to write a proper story. I floundered about trying to shape something, counting on the 'feeling' I had as I wrote, only to discover upon rereading my work that the feeling had disappeared, and what remained was an empty shell. -David Bergen

When the dark days come, many wonderful moments, those will all seem dead and empty to you. It will take practice and even hard work to find the joy sometimes. -Taya Kyle

I'm in awe of the universe, but I don't necessarily believe there's an intelligence or agent behind it. I do have a passion for the visual in religious rituals, though, even though they may be completely empty and bereft of substance. -David Bowie

In archaeology, context is everything. Objects allow us to reconstruct the past. Taking artifacts from a temple or an ancient private house is like emptying out a time capsule. -Sarah Parcak

Perhaps grief is not about empty, but full. The full breath of life that includes death. The completeness, the cycles, the depth, the richness, the process, the continuity and the treasure of the moment that is gone the second you are aware of it. -Alysia Reiner

There are whole months at a time when my head is so full of ideas that I wake in the middle of the night and lie in the dark telling myself stories. There are also long, dark nights when I just know I'll never write another word: I'm finished, empty, a husk… Oh dear, yes, twitch, yawn, how I've suffered insomnia for my art. -Debi Gliori

Things look especially bleak for common killers such as diabetes and heart disease. Those ailments clearly have a genetic component. But when scientists survey genes looking for which mutations patients have in common, they come up empty. -Sam Kean

When you win a big title like the French Open, it's tough. The emotion in doing this is really up and down. Afterwards, you feel a little bit lonely, a bit of depression mentally. Because it's so much stress and emotion, so many people around – and then it's completely empty. -Stan Wawrinka

I have that glass-half-empty syndrome, and it takes a great deal of effort to climb out of the hole of darkness that I choose to live in mentally. -Christian Slater

A kid cannot learn with an empty stomach. -Shakira

Onboarding starts with satisfying the most basic of Maslow's psychological needs: belonging. New hires shouldn't arrive to an empty cube and be forced to forage through corridors searching for a computer and the bare necessities of office life. A new hire isn't a surprise visitor from out of town. Plan for their arrival. -Jay Samit

Power might feel tasty and good in the moment, but it will never be satisfying, never fill you up. Yep, no matter how much power you get, you will always feel empty. You just keep wanting more and more power. -Karen Salmansohn

At the center of President Obama's strategy for dealing with the Islamic State is an empty space. It's supposed be filled by a 'Sunni ground force,' but after more than a year of effort, it's still not there. Unless this gap is filled, Obama's plan won't work. -David Ignatius

Whenever there was chaos in my house, whether it was arguing, being in a cramped space with all of us kids and screaming, I found an empty space where I could just put music on and move. -Misty Copeland

When I was a child, I pretended that I had my own cooking show. I would stand at the kitchen counter with an empty bowl and spoon and talk in a silly voice, explaining the concoction I was creating. -Kimberly Schlapman

I am representing here – the sound of silence. The cry of innocence. And, the face of invisibility. I represent millions of those children who are left behind, and that's why I have kept an empty chair here as a reminder. -Kailash Satyarthi

When the mind is empty, silent, when it is in a state of complete negation – which is not blankness, nor the opposite of being positive, but a totally different state in which all thought has ceased – only then is it possible for that which is unnameable to come into being. -Jiddu Krishnamurti

The child is not an empty being who owes whatever he knows to us who have filled him up with it. No, the child is the builder of man. There is no man existing who has not been formed by the child he once was. -Maria Montessori

When the federal government invests in education, it should support quality education and career readiness rather than institutions that make empty promises. -Sherrod Brown

When I speak to people I worked with when I was young, they constantly tell me they wish their students would work half as hard as I did. I was always one to get a lot more out of myself, seeing the glass as half-empty rather than half-full. -Milos Raonic

Creativity is a mansion. If you're empty in one room, all you have to do is go out into the hallway and enter another room that's full. -F. Gary Gray

The good news, when you write with another, is that you never have an empty page in front of you. The bad news is… you never have an empty page in front of you. -Ann Maxwell

I get very tired of books that feel emotionally empty. I would much rather have writers err on the side of being overly sentimental than not. I think that the perfect balance is a story that moves you without being maudlin, but I don't enjoy books that are empty of emotion and there's no connection to the characters. -Alexi Zentner

It's very hard to imagine anybody being president when the stuff that's written about them is empty of who they are. -Richard Ben Cramer

A couple of weeks after the Olympics, I thought I'd pop down to my local supermarket and do some grocery shopping. One person came up to me in the frozen food aisle, and that was it. I was mobbed, and I had to leave my shopping. Now, I either shop online or go very late at night when the supermarket's nearly empty. -Nicola Adams

Saddam Hussein has set an example of defiance, especially against the first President Bush, that other Arab leaders cannot and should not emulate; the example leads only to empty gestures and developmental stagnation, both of which the Arab nations have had enough of already. -Ehud Barak

Lyft Line came out of the vision that we've had from the beginning, which is how do we get the most affordable ride to everyone? Eighty percent of seats at all times on the road are empty. In Los Angeles, average car occupancy is 1.1, and if it were 1.3, there would be no traffic. -John Zimmer

I'm definitely a glass-is-always-half-full, not half-empty, kind of person. Which is why I love living in America. -Victoria Beckham

ISIS is luring Americans with empty and false promises that do not reflect reality on the ground in Iraq. -Chuck Fleischmann

We are tired of Obama's empty speeches and his misguided rhetoric. -Michael T. Flynn

Once you're done with the film, it's almost like empty nest syndrome: your kid has moved out of the house. -Byron Howard

In my opinion the only problem with Guantanamo Bay is there are too many empty beds and cells there right now. We should be sending more terrorists there for further interrogation to keep this country safe. -Tom Cotton

In 1922, I got a small stipend from the Swedish-American Foundation and went to Cambridge, England, for a few months and thereafter to Harvard University. In the summer, Cambridge was rather empty, but I am grateful for many pleasant talks about economics with Austin Robinson who, in the summer of 1922, seemed to be about as lonely as I was. -Bertil Ohlin

I don't want to come to an empty stadium. -Giancarlo Stanton

Populist promises to reverse every tough decision are nothing but empty rhetoric, irresponsible leadership, and bad politics. They are not the solution to Ireland's problems. -Enda Kenny

In my personal life, dark material is kind of an emptying out – it leaves more room for light. If I'm writing a particularly awful scene, something is released in the process. -Scott Derrickson

At any given time, all of us have an empty spot: one that is calling for companionship, for example, or for justice, love, romance, or a belly laugh. When I sit down to write, I look to see what hole needs filling at that particular moment. -Kathi Appelt

I've got four houses in my street. I live in two, and the others are empty. I'll buy more as they come up, because I think it would be great to have the entire street. -Hugh Grant

I did a few DJ gigs at empty clubs, sort of as a warm-up set before Flume was a thing. I did one when I got big enough, and I had five friends come down, and they were the only ones dancing. That was one of my earliest ones. I was super nervous. -Flume

We need to quit arguing about whether the glass is half full or half empty – and instead acknowledge that there's not quite enough water to go around. -Kate Brown

When you get frisked by the police at the age of 10, and they empty your schoolbag out in the street and kick your books around and calling you names because of where you live, you just get an anger towards everyone who is outside of your neighborhood. -Lukas Forchhammer

Not long ago, in response to a spell of insomnia, I learned some of the principles of meditation, to empty my mind piece by piece. It was like the old game of jacks – cautiously lifting each jack clear of its neighbor until only the empty background remained. -Thomas McGuane

When we go out there, I want to be the act that, no matter who's in that crowd, they've never seen a better act than me. I'm gonna empty the tank. -Eric Church

To Marines, love of liberty is not an empty phrase… Rather, it's displayed by blood, sweat, and tears for the fallen. -Jim Mattis

People will burn through a show in two or three days, and then you're left feeling empty for 51 weeks. -Mahershala Ali

The people I really do dislike are the morally unimaginative kind of evolutionary reductionists who, in the name of science, think they can explain everything in terms of our early hominid ancestors or our genes, with their combination of high-handed tone and disregard for history. Such reductive speculation encourages a really empty scientism. -Bernard Williams

Listener and reader input is every bit as important as anything any of us can say. We'd be like crazy people chattering in the middle of that empty field that Joe Biden thinks we should stand in to be safe from swine flu if it weren't for the calls, the letters, the blogs, and the reaction from our audience. -Mike Gallagher

While I revel in the memories of my own Grammy moment, I also know how it feels to walk away empty-handed. -Kurt Elling

All political parties share in the responsibility to rid our society of anti-Semitism, but we cannot achieve that objective with political posturing or empty promises of action never to be fulfilled. -Ephraim Mirvis

If the club was empty, I sang to the chairs. -Tiny Tim

Think about it: if the world could see how much adoption means from a cat's point of view, shelters would be empty. -Hannah Simone

The result is an empty thing. The result is I'm happy for the next two days because I get less criticism and more time to improve my team. But what satisfies me the most in my job is to feel emotions, the way we play. -Pep Guardiola

If I started preaching politics from the pulpit, our church would empty overnight. That's not why people come to church. They want to hear the word of God being proclaimed, not the word of Robert Jeffress. -Robert Jeffress

Sooner or later, The Rock's going to get tired of that empty space on his mantle where an Oscar should be, and that's when I'll get the phone call for the buddy movie that finally makes his career. -Mick Foley

I prayed often for deliverance from the pain caused by my decision to abort my baby. I suffered the threat of cervical and breast cancer and experienced the pain of empty arms after the baby was gone. And truly, for me, and countless abortive mothers, nothing on earth can fully restore what has been lost; only Jesus can. -Alveda King

While writing, saying, and doing much, Mr. Trump is apologizing for his past sins. He's walking away from supporting abortion, hurling insults and more. Now, America needs to follow suit and apologize for the scourge of legal abortion that has left millions of empty cradles, wombs barren, women's health damaged, and families broken. -Alveda King

I'm always fighting the cup-is-half-empty way of being, versus the cup-is-half-full. I'm always fighting the pessimistic versus the positive. -Juliette Lewis

My fridge is usually pretty empty. If I can get it together to order FreshDirect, I will have some fruit and yogurt in the fridge. But there isn't a ton of stuff you would cook with. -Vanessa Bayer

I couldn't ever go back home without being something. I probably would never have gone back home. That was definitely a big motivation. To get back home, and not empty-handed. -The Weeknd

The 'Agent X' set was never boring. During the first few days, I had to adjust to the loud noise on set, which included gun shots and explosions. After we finished filming the season, I realized I missed hearing all the noise and driving on empty freeways. -Olga Fonda

When the state machinery defends criminals and the public prosecutors collude with the accused in certain cases and the victims are members of a particular community, then 'Justice to all' is empty rhetoric. -Kapil Sibal

Instead of continuing with his empty crusade against voter fraud, President Trump should urge his Republican colleagues in Congress to work with Democrats to update the 1965 Voting Rights Act and restore the right to vote to all American citizens. -Marc Veasey

People have always painted me like a pessimist, like somebody who sees the glass half-empty. But I think the fact that I keep showing up and saying, 'No, there must be a way for me to live in this world,' that shows I'm an eternal optimist. -John Grant

Nobody wants to be on food stamps, but when my family lost everything, we were grateful for it. I was grateful the program was there so I could concentrate on my schoolwork and not on my empty belly. We were grateful that we had the support we needed to roll up our sleeves and rebuild our lives. -Tammy Duckworth

I don't think any of the early Romantic composers knew how to write for the piano… The music of that era is full of empty theatrical gestures, full of exhibitionism, and it has a worldly, hedonistic quality that simply turns me off. -Glenn Gould

I don't like shopping that much. I do it for an hour, and then I feel empty inside and weird. -Evelyne Brochu

My calendar was empty. Touring the way we did and having a schedule like we did institutionalizes you in a way where you don't know anything else. I think I went through the darkest depression I've ever felt in my life. -Andy Hurley

There's something that's delightful about things getting bigger and more over-the-top. Sometimes it's empty, and other times, it's just fun. -Christopher Miller

Shanghai, the city where I was born and spent my first four and a half years. It's not necessarily the most pleasant or most comforting place, but I have blood memory there, my core was formed there, so I need to go back often, or else I become empty, lost, without meaning. -Jenny Zhang

My momma says whenever you go to somebody's house, you have to give them something. Don't come empty-handed. -GloZell

I empty myself out and fill myself with the character. I would play a devil worshipper, and I would fill myself up with whatever devil worshippers believe. Then, as myself, I empty that out and become Nelsan. -Nelsan Ellis

I sometimes feel less than empty; I feel non-existent. Still, I endure. I refuse to give up. -Chelsea Manning

One of my favorite things to do, when the ghost light is on and it's just an empty stage – I'll let my shadow spread right across the theater, and I just say to myself, 'For the next few hours, these folks are my responsibility. I get to share in something that is unique.' It's like church. -Sterling K. Brown

Hiking is a great passion of mine, and I find myself picking up empty bottles. -Sam Heughan

I might feel a little bit empty, and it might get to me for a short time, but I'm hoping to keep my association with football and with broadcasting – I'm not retiring from everything; I'm retiring from the BBC. I'm certainly not going pipe and slippers. -John Motson

My office looks very empty compared with my house. The house is completely crammed full with things that Patrick and I love. It's very eclectic. There are things that have no value but which we like. We have a lot of Belgian painters; we have international painters. We have nice things; we have ugly things. I don't want that things are predictable. -Dries van Noten

I really loved touring with my band, but it felt like we would spend a lot of time playing in empty rooms – empty clubs. We had some good successes, but it's so physically hard to load up a van and drive all day. -Fred Armisen

I remember sitting on the back of the bus on the first day of the Social Experiment tour with my face in my hands. I emptied out my bank account, and before I did that tour, that was the number one thing I said I'd never do. I'll never empty out my savings. -Chance The Rapper

The Clinton, Bush, and Obama administrations all fell victim to chronically relying on Beijing's empty promises with the distant hope that China would finally use its influence to reign in Pyongyang's provocative behavior, to no avail. -Ted Yoho

There comes the time at every Passover seder when someone will open a door to let in the prophet Elijah. At that moment, something like a spell invariably descends over the celebrants, and everyone stares into the doorway, trying to make out the quiet movements of the prophet as he glides his way in and takes the empty seat among us. -Andre Aciman

We took over with 'Leverage' three warehouses, and now four with 'The Librarians,' and turned them into proper sound stages with sound doors and all the lights. We now have control of four real, proper-sized sound stages. The problem is they're dark and empty half of the year because there aren't enough productions coming into Oregon. -Dean Devlin

I worried so long that I would sing to empty bars my whole life. I was singing my guts out; there would be five people into it. -Margo Price

I did feel that a part of my work was to empty myself out and let it move through me. -Michael C. Hall

Use the environment to remind you of what needs to be done. If you're afraid you'll forget to buy milk on the way home, put an empty milk carton on the seat next to you in the car or in the backpack you carry to work on the subway. -Daniel Levitin

I eat before I feel hungry. I know that when you order food or shop on an empty stomach, you always tend to over-eat, over-order, or over-shop. So I always eat slightly before I'm famished. -R. Madhavan

I refuse to believe that 'Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free…' is now an empty entreaty. But if it is, shame on us. -Maryanne Trump Barry

The weirdest request I got was for a picture of me naked with nothing on but my cowboy boots. Needless to say, she went home empty-handed. I have, however, on several occasions, strolled around my apartment in nothing but my cowboy boots. There was just no one there to take pictures. -Ian Ziering

I'm often guilty of overcooking and too much arrangement and throwing too much at it. But I think as I get older, I'm learning better when to be empty and when to be full. -Peter Gabriel

People look at you and see a product. They don't see a soul. They see an empty hole. -Dolores O'Riordan

When I have a good performance, I'm wrecked at the end of it. I feel completely empty, and tears are pouring down my face – I'm just gone. -Tim Pigott-Smith

Afghanistan has safe zones… so it's possible to send grown-ups back to that country. We can't empty Afghanistan. -Erna Solberg

I agree that sometimes Michelle Obama can come across as angry – and anger is discomforting. We venerate that empty word, closure, wanting to seal off the pain of the past and refusing it admittance to the chirpy present. This, of course, is nonsense. -Richard Cohen

The silence of a room when someone enters with a gun is very different from the sound that room makes when empty. -Bennett Miller

The Declaration of Independence is that sacred American text so full of meaning and purpose and yet quite empty if you examine it and pull it apart because the words 'All Men' exclude a vast number of citizens. -Colson Whitehead

When all is said and done, I want to die exhausted and empty because I gave everything that was in me. I believe that's why we're all here: to give of ourselves to one another to help create a better world, because you can't take it with you. -Lamman Rucker

I was working in cartoons. I could go to Comic-Con, buy the Hal Jordan ring, I could buy animation cels, but at the end of the day, I come back to an empty apartment. I had a life that was only around me, and when I was broken, my world was broken. -Paul Dini

I was making a film on Muhammad Ali in 1964, and I went to Miami to film everything around the fight for the world championship with Sonny Liston. I had the good luck of flying down to Miami, and there was one empty seat, and the guy sitting next to this empty seat was Malcolm X. -William Klein

I love driving through Western Massachusetts, out through the Berkshires, when the road is empty and it's a nice day. I don't like driving home on Memorial Drive at 5:45 or 6:45 at night when it's crowded and stressful. I think that's true of most people, and the goal of automated driving is to take the stressful part of driving out of the task. -Karl Iagnemma

I saw 'Get On Up' about a dozen times. I went every day. Every single day, I was standing outside when the movie theatre opened and bought my ticket. The theatre was usually empty. I live in a town that wasn't eager or very interested in a James Brown biopic, but I couldn't stop watching Boseman. -Christopher Priest

The image of a bedsheet ghost standing all alone in an empty house was something I was obsessed with. I really wanted to make a film about that image, and I was waiting for the right story to come along. When it did, I did my best to honor that image. -David Lowery

I often have the feeling that acting is really not difficult, because all I do is I just listen. I just listen. I just listen to what there is. And if there's nothing, then I listen to nothing. If there's a chair, and it's empty, I listen to an empty chair, and I will respond to it. -Vicky Krieps

Love for your work, love for another person, love for yourself – love is a huge pond, and it's never empty. You can go and take from it, and it will give you strength. -Vicky Krieps

The survivors of Hurricane Harvey do not need empty tweets and platitudes from people like Donald Trump and Joel Osteen. They have shown beyond a shadow of a doubt that, as we say in Texas, they are all hat and no cattle. -Anthea Butler

So much magazine writing is playing to an empty room. You work like a plow horse, your words get printed on a half-million or more copies, and then it often just disappears into this national vacuum. -Jonathan Miles

We proposed Tiananmen Square – this very empty political square in the city centre – should turn green. Maybe in the future, this space could become a very human and open urban space. And if that happens, I think that all the cities around China will follow to change. -Ma Yansong

People love the ocean. People are always asking me why I don't study the ocean, because, after all, I live in Hawaii. I tell them that it's because the ocean is a lonely, empty place. -Hope Jahren

If the reader doesn't care or relate to the characters, all that visual spectacle is pretty but feels empty. -Cliff Chiang

I never perceived being adopted as the glass being half-empty. -Kim Hawthorne

To all the self-righteous defenders of 'freedom of speech' who oh-so-ardently proclaimed that FARA registration places no restrictions whatsoever on RT's journalistic work in the U.S.: Withdrawal of Congressional credentials speaks much louder than empty platitudes. -Margarita Simonyan

We are past the stage in our relations that you come to Washington with an empty goody bag and then you go back with a bag filled with stuff. -Kersti Kaljulaid

Religious programs, activities have often blurred and sidelined the centrality of the cross – causing religion to be empty of its core. -Tony Evans

It's one of those weird things where I'm always curious about what's next. It's not just an empty restlessness, I try to appreciate things as they're going along and in the moment, but when things are good, I'm always anxious about how I can better that or take it on further. -David Droga

I'm okay with not having a super-secure lifestyle because if you're doing what you like, you don't need stuff to fill any empty holes. -Constance Wu

Buying sports cars, going to expensive nightclubs, spraying people with champagne and things like that – what I learnt is that it wasn't for me, and, in fact, I feel pretty empty after doing that. -Daniel Ek

In the early '90s or so, I drove my father to Providence, Ky., his hometown, and he was pointing out, 'That's where the doctor's office was,' and 'That's where we bought ice cream.' And he was pointing to empty lots. When you lose communities, what do you have? We often survive by remembering the stories. -George C. Wolfe

If you want to have the clarity and steadiness to deal with that '3:00 A.M. phone call,' you should better have made sure that you're not running on empty when that phone rings. -Arianna Huffington

I can tell you with authority that when I'm exhausted, when I'm running on empty, I'm the worst version of myself. -Arianna Huffington

I like the gym the best when it's mostly empty. -Phoebe Robinson

My family was very poor. Strangely, though, my father was an enigma in that he was always working. He was not a ne'er-do-well. He wasn't lazy. He just couldn't hold on to money. It just, it was an enigma for him. He just, his pockets were always empty. -Rodney Crowell

I don't enjoy being interviewed. I feel like it exhausts a lot of my energy. I feel empty after. -SZA

When I'm on a train and see an empty pitch, it gives me a certain pleasure that I can't quite describe. It's to do with potential. -Patrick Marber

A publisher friend of mine suggested that I write a book about my grandfather, who had just died. I had nothing else to fill my empty days with, so I started work on this book. While researching it – watching lots of movies, talking to moviemakers – I became interested in movies and started making documentaries. -Kevin Macdonald

I grew up in the San Fernando Valley of Southern California in the 1970s. My friends and I were into bicycle motocross and into skateboarding in empty swimming pools. Those activities shaped my generation. -Scott Borchetta

I remember going to the cinema to watch 'Blade Runner' when I was 14 or 15. It was a huge flop when it came out. The cinema was almost empty. I was blown away by it. -Toby Stephens

'The Dark Knight Rises' does not beat 'The Avengers. ' The reason? It is a totally different kind of movie – to compare them is an empty exercise. -Neal Adams

When you lose someone that's really important to you, I feel like it's something that never really goes away. It's almost learning how to live with an empty feeling; it's weird. Something's always missing, but you kind of get used to it. -Amber Mark

I work in theater, so I am always working in front of empty chairs. They represent a future presence. They are never just chairs. -Haris Pasovic

Forget the empty platitudes; your star employee is not a 'godsend.' They are a person deserving of your not infrequent acknowledgment and worthy of appreciation and respect. -Mark Goulston

The first thing I do when I wake up is cardio on an empty stomach. I'll just drink water, or maybe I'll have a black coffee with no sugar, and I'll do about 25 minutes of cardio, six days a week. -Jinder Mahal

I believe that 'passion' is another word for energy. That's it. What energizes you? And that – we naturally have a tremendous amount of body wisdom about that, and that every one of us has a internal fuel tank that is either empty or full. And if you're empty, you feel depleted. If you're full, you feel energized. -Mel Robbins

When I was making the most money at the top of my game, driving Bentleys and all that, I felt so existentially empty. -Molly Bloom

For me, it's about being at home and living a life. Taking the dog for a walk, doing the shopping, emptying the dishwasher, going for a run. -Cillian Murphy

I can take any empty space and call it a bare stage. A man walks across this empty space whilst someone else is watching him, and this is all that is needed for an act of theatre to be engaged. -Peter Brook

Arca means 'box' or 'wooden' in very old Spanish. It's a ceremonial container where you store jewelry or valuables, an empty space that can become pregnant with whatever music or meaning I give to it. -Arca

It's a very defined area, Newfoundland. It's an island – Labrador is a huge empty space. It's a very defined area with a very few number of people. -Princess Anne

Rihanna is so into rock, and she gives me an empty canvas to work with. I get to do wild solos and crunch up the rhythms. It's rock, it's R&B, it's hip-hop, it's funky – all totally up my alley. -Nuno Bettencourt

Writing isn't manual labor. Nor is it emptying the dishwasher or paying bills. It's work, sure, but sometimes it should be fun. -Rebecca Serle

Try training on an empty stomach, if it is just this kind of resistance training workout, so that your body fat is sacrificed as a fuel source. Then, immediately post-workout, make sure you take in all three of your macronutrients. -Gunnar Peterson

Caffeine is hard on an empty system, so I try not to do it unless it's to get my heart rate up. If you drink caffeine 15 minutes before the workout, it can make it more effective. So I'll do tea or coffee after breakfast. -Anna Kaiser

Nobody is accustomed to play in front of an empty stadium. -Luka Modric

I don't know what it is that I love so much about high school, but I'm attached. The empty hallways. The teachers. They made me feel so much. -Kevin Abstract

To walk into the hall of mirrors of Versailles as Louis XIV and deliver a monologue on your own in an empty hall of mirrors is like no other experience. -George Blagden

I work 14-hour days on-set, and when you go home to an empty apartment, the last thing you're going to do is cook a meal. I eat cereal, eggs, or smoothies. That's my routine. -Jesse Spencer

One rule which applies to every role is that you have to surrender yourself to the director with an empty slate. -Vicky Kaushal

On certain days, it can get difficult, because acting is about being naked emotionally. There are days when you are feeling empty, but the scene demands you to go through a cathartic experience. That's why I like to know what my schedule for a particular film is beforehand. -Radhika Apte

I go to a wrestling match, and I love it. But at a wrestling match, on every level – that includes Division I – you go into an empty and cold gym, you roll out a mat, and you set 10 chairs up on each side. That's a dual meet, and it's very hard to act like it's a big event. -Chael Sonnen

I don't want the baggage of knowing things when I walk on to a set. I am more comfortable being an empty slate, surrendering before a director and writer's vision. I've realised that this is the best way for me to function. -Aditi Rao Hydari

If I think I will get the ball, I go out. I can't stop halfway because the goal is empty and the player would have the opportunity to shoot. You make the reaction, and then, of course, you have to be sure to get the ball. But it's years of practice. You can't say from one day to the other, 'Now I will do it,' you know? You have to feel it. -Manuel Neuer

I like to empty my mind and focus on developing my abilities in training. -Lyoto Machida

When you're married, the person you would most like to love you is your spouse. And if you feel loved by your spouse, the world looks bright. But if the love tank is empty, and you don't feel loved by your spouse, the world begins to look dark. -Gary Chapman

I was in this hamster wheel of being famous for being famous, much like a reality star. You would put me on a talkshow, I would say outrageous things. I was just perpetuating myself as a celebrity, and I found that really empty. -Bobcat Goldthwait

Anyone who's tuned in to the House of Commons TV coverage knows the benches are often empty. I like that. I'm a big fan of political transparency. It's good for us to know which debates the MPs consider important enough to show up for, and which not. -Victoria Coren Mitchell

Makeup is only fun if it's occasional and capricious – just like it's a treat to have an empty day ahead, but it wouldn't be if you were doing 20 years in Parkhurst. -Victoria Coren Mitchell

Do cardio throughout the year at least three days a week for at least 30-40 minutes, whether it be first thing in the morning on an empty stomach or after a post-workout protein shake. Cardio won't kill your gains as much as you think; you'll see how much muscle you really have. -Phil Heath

For my seventh birthday, my parents gave me a plain, unfinished wooden dollhouse. It had six empty rooms, two floors, a staircase, and a door that swung out onto a little front stoop. The windows opened, and the roof retracted on one side, revealing an attic. -J. Courtney Sullivan

I think an actor without life experiences is empty. -Bhumi Pednekar

I've always been a glass-half-empty sort of person. -Jane Fallon

I was so empty. I didn't always feel physically bad. I was able to play, but I wasn't there 100%. I felt I was fighting this strange feeling rather than the opponent; I couldn't really describe what was going on. -Petra Kvitova

After the World Cup, the next two or three days there is a lot of celebration, a lot of obligation, towards the country, towards the French Federation, towards the fans. And then, after that, you feel so empty – mentally and physically. It's a long tournament; it demands a lot of energy and a lot of emotion. -Hugo Lloris

Writing in modern Hebrew is a bit like playing chamber music inside a huge, empty cathedral. If you are not very careful with the echoes, you may evoke some monstrosities. -Amos Oz

That's not always a nice feeling when you've given everything, and it's not enough – it's an empty feeling. -Chris Coleman

Even in empty space, time and space still exist. -Sean M. Carroll

I do think that if you've got a compelling argument to make in this country, going on television, going online, being on social media, you've got a broader ability to be effective at communicating your message if you engage a wide span of platforms rather than just standing on the House floor in the middle of the night, speaking to an empty room. -Matt Gaetz

I kind of slept through school. I wasn't engaged at all. My exercise books were empty at the end of the year. But I didn't sleep through drama, probably because there wasn't a desk, so my teacher sent me to this audition. -Jacob Anderson

I will tell you, I don't miss me and Bristol fighting, but coming home to an empty house every other week, you walk in there, and it's a reminder of the failure of the marriage. -Dakota Meyer

Growing up without a dad and not having a father figure – I noticed a hole in my life. For the longest time, I would run away from my problems instead of confronting them. I felt empty at one point. Not depressed, but empty. -Henry Cejudo

Since Britain handed over jurisdiction of its former colony to China 20 years ago, the city has operated under the notion of 'one country, two systems.' That increasingly appears to be an empty slogan. -Bari Weiss

If the standard for art is the decency of its creators, we're going to have a lot of empty museums. -Bari Weiss

Here's the thing – if you want to do good things in the world, there's just only so much time that one can spend being glass half empty. -Chamath Palihapitiya

We curate our lives around this perceived sense of perfection, because we get rewarded in these short term signals: Hearts, likes, thumbs up. We conflate that with value, and we conflate it with truth, and instead, what it really is is fake, brittle popularity that's short term and leaves you even more vacant and empty before you did it. -Chamath Palihapitiya

I took my son to an exhibition about inventing things, and he was so inspired he started collecting toilet rolls and empty bottles for his own 'inventions.' -Ben Miller

I love walking into an empty room and imagining what it could be. -Gauri Khan

When I got out of Job Corps, I was an empty shell. I didn't know what to do with myself. -Charles Bradley

I'm probably one of the few people who can say that I've played an empty Wembley Stadium. -Himesh Patel

It's amazing how filling my cup with empty calories can lead to filling out the rear of my jeans. -Stephanie Ruhle

Technology remains a tool: you can have the best tool in the world, but if you have nothing to say, it will remain an empty experience. -David Cage

In my experience, durable progress must be fashioned out of more than obscured truth, slogans, and empty promises. You do it through hard work. By going everywhere. Listening to everyone. Being honest with people. Being ambitious without indulging in magical thinking. -Michael Bennet

Take everything that's bad in your life and look at the positive within it. Don't ever see your glass as half-empty. -Slowthai

I was brought up to always see the glass half full instead of half empty and played my cricket that way. -AB de Villiers

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