Best Quotes About Nothingness

God made everything out of nothing, but the nothingness shows through. -Paul Valery

A thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness. -John Keats

Eternal nothingness is fine if you happen to be dressed for it. -Woody Allen

When I write down my thoughts, they do not escape me. This action makes me remember my strength which I forget at all times. I educate myself proportionately to my captured thought. I aim only to distinguish the contradiction between my mind and nothingness. -Comte de Lautreamont

One does not kill oneself for love of a woman, but because love – any love – reveals us in our nakedness, our misery, our vulnerability, our nothingness. -Cesare Pavese

The feelings of my smallness and my nothingness always kept me good company. -Pope John XXIII

God had brought me to my knees and made me acknowledge my own nothingness, and out of that knowledge I had been reborn. I was no longer the centre of my life and therefore I could see God in everything. -Bede Griffiths

The monuments of the nations are all protests against nothingness after death; so are statues and inscriptions; so is history. -Lew Wallace

Nothing is more dreadful in life than the profound thought that death may only greet you with eternal nothingness. -Kim Elizabeth

Nothingness not being nothing, nothingness being emptiness. -Isabelle Adjani

I wondered a little why God was such a useless thing. It seemed a waste of time to have him. After that he became less and less, until he was… nothingness. -Frances Farmer

If you give people nothingness, they can ponder what can be achieved from that nothingness. -Tadao Ando

Every word is like an unnecessary stain on silence and nothingness. -Samuel Beckett

People have their own deaths as well as their own lives, and even if there is nothing beyond death, we shall differ in our nothingness. -E. M. Forster

If it is nothingness that awaits us, let us make an injustice of it; let us fight against destiny, even though without hope of victory. -Miguel de Unamuno

Religion enables us to ignore nothingness and get on with the jobs of life. -John Updike

Service which is rendered without joy helps neither the servant nor the served. But all other pleasures and possessions pale into nothingness before service which is rendered in a spirit of joy. -Mahatma Gandhi

To pin your hopes upon the future is to consign those hopes to a hypothesis, which is to say, a nothingness. Here and now is what we must contend with. -Angela Carter

When you turn from one room to the next, when your animal senses no longer perceive the sounds of the dishwasher, the ticking clock, the smell of a chicken roasting – the kitchen and all its seemingly discrete bits dissolve into nothingness – or into waves of probability. -Robert Lanza

I began to think that if you're a stutterer, it's about inhabiting silence, emptiness, and nothingness. -Tom Hooper

The source of all the material comes from nothingness, illusion is working more on things you can prove. That's the principle, the essence of life, it is actually an illusion, not immaterial. That's worth pursuing. So illusion is not nothing. In a way, that is the truth. -Ang Lee

Meditation is all about the pursuit of nothingness. It's like the ultimate rest. It's better than the best sleep you've ever had. It's a quieting of the mind. It sharpens everything, especially your appreciation of your surroundings. It keeps life fresh. -Hugh Jackman

Abstraction brings the world into more complex, variable relations; it can extract beauty, alternative topographies, ugliness, and intense actualities from seeming nothingness. -Jerry Saltz

I'm happy to be reminded that an ordinary day full of nothing but nothingness can make you feel like you've won the lottery. -Susan Orlean

Life is an illusion. I am held together in the nothingness by art. -Anselm Kiefer

It's like an athlete. He has a string of hot years, and then he fades into nothingness. The actor doesn't necessarily fade into nothingness. After his hot years, he fades into a different category. -Ed Asner

It is not good to talk about Zen, because Zen is nothingness… If you talk about it, you are always lying, and if you don't talk about it, no one knows it is there. -Robert M. Pirsig

If you stare at a wall from four in the morning till nine at night, and you do that for a week, you are getting pretty close to nothingness. -Robert M. Pirsig

When you're 20 or 30, looking ahead, you see these benchmarks for relationships, career, ambition, sexuality, and they went off into infinity. When you get to 50, you look at what's ahead of you, and there's an end. It goes into a nothingness, a void. -Tracey Emin

The capital phenomenon, the most catastrophic disaster, is uninterrupted sleeplessness, that nothingness without release. -Emil Cioran

Nothing I had written before 'Mary Poppins' had anything to do with children, and I have always assumed, when I thought about it at all, that she had come out of the same wall of nothingness as the poetry, myth and legend that had absorbed me all my writing life. -P. L. Travers

There's a stage where you're desperate to get a job, and you're waving your hands in a sea of nothingness, going, 'Please, please, please! I'm over here – give me a job!' -Joel Edgerton

Everything that's created comes out of silence. Your thoughts emerge from the nothingness of silence. Your words come out of this void. Your very essence emerged from emptiness. All creativity requires some stillness. -Wayne Dyer

When I was 17, I was at La Coupole brasserie, and Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir asked me to join them at their table. They were fascinated that I'd watched their programme on existentialism back home and wanted to understand nothingness and being. -Jerry Hall

The '90s was a decade of mundane market-consumer nothingness where there was nothing coming up from the streets; you just had someone in an office deciding what was cool. -Irvine Welsh

I recall waking to the realisation that I was the best table tennis player under 17 in north Manchester and parts of Bury. The satisfaction lasted for half an hour before I saw into the nothingness of things. -Howard Jacobson

The void, the concept of nothingness, is terrifying to most people on the planet. And I get anxiety attacks myself. I know the fear of that void. You have to learn to die before you die. You give up, surrender to the void, to nothingness. -Harry Dean Stanton

I was obsessed with not knowing what happened after you were dead. And I sat or kneeled for a whole day with my head against the wall, trying to figure it out. But I couldn't, and I just said, 'Okay.' And then it was nothingness. -Donald Sutherland

Fear of nothingness is fear of a certain physicality, a physicality whose phenomena I cannot predictably demarcate from its reality in advance. -Timothy Morton

I'm not really into sci-fi movies, but I'm into the science of space a lot. I love astronomy and thinking about the nothingness of the everythingness of space. -Milana Vayntrub

I've had friends who did pilots, and I'd say, 'What happened to that?' and they'd say, 'It didn't go,' and it literally goes into a void of nothingness because no one gets to see it. All that money and talent and time put into it. -Rosemarie DeWitt

I thought that we all were afraid of death, but I've talked to my wife and other people, and they're not afraid of death the way I am. I find that really confusing. I don't like the idea of nothingness – that's terrifying to me. -Dan Trachtenberg

I love just being in the sphere of nothingness looking inwards. -Morten Harket

Sometimes I liken the comedian's lifestyle a little bit to a firefighter's in the sense that there's a lot of waiting and a lot of nothingness. And then there are moments of urgent firefighting. -Pete Holmes

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