65+ Best Empty Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational empty quotes will make you look at life differently and help you live a meaningful life.

Famous Empty Quotes

Illusion is needed to disguise the emptiness within. Arthur Erickson

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

Sometimes you can only feel something by its absence. By the empty spaces it leaves behind. Gayle Forman

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

The rest of my life stretches out as an emptiness before me. Kazuo Ishiguro

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

If emptiness is endless, then everything rests in emptiness. Dejan Stojanovic

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

Nothingness not being nothing, nothingness being emptiness. Isabelle Adjani

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

She was tired, with that tiredness that only emptiness brings. Paolo Giordano

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

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

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

What had been quiet and restful was now silent and empty. Frederick Barthelme

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

This will be a winter so desolate, only memory can fill the emptiness. John Geddes

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

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

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

It is beautiful, it is endless, it is full and yet seems empty. It hurts us. Jackson Pearce

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

Life is empty and meaningless because life is empty and meaningless. Werner Erhard

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 decided I would fill the emptiness in me with God and with paint. Kimberly Novosel

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

If giving leaves you feeling empty, you’re giving too much to the wrong person. Maza Dohta

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 greatest tragedies in life is not untimely death, but to live a life for emptiness. Topsy Gift

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

We often feel proud of our knowledge even when it is filled with emptiness. Debasish Mridha

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

I am empty of everything. I am empty of everything but the thin, frail ghosts in my room. Jean Rhys

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

Pain can be vitalising; it gives intensity in the space of vagueness and emptiness. Sebastian Horsley

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

It’s not the feeling of completeness I need, but the feeling of not being empty. Jonathan Safran Foer

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

This world that I live in is empty and cold the loneliness cuts me and tortures my soul. Waylon Jennings

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

In all our searching, the only thing we’ve found that makes the emptiness bearable is each other. Carl Sagan

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 artist’s job is not to succumb to despair but to find an antidote for the emptiness of existence. Woody Allen

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

This was the truth at the core of my existence this yawning emptiness, scantily clad in rage. Hillary Jordan

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

There’s just something obvious about emptiness, even when you try to convince yourself otherwise. Sarah Dessen

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’re full of yourself, God can’t fill you. But when you empty yourself, God has a useful vessel. Max Lucado

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

Depression isn’t just being a bit sad. It’s feeling nothing. It’s not wanting to be alive anymore. J. K. Rowling

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

The funny thing about having all this so-called success is that behind it is a certain horrible emptiness. Sam Shepard

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

Always show kindness and love to others. Your words might be filling the empty places in someone’s heart. Mandy Hale

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

I felt myself being invaded through and through, I crumbled, disintegrated, and only emptiness remained. Stanislaw Lem

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

Moments of suffering are meant to empty us so that we may have the potential to tap into our truest depths. Kamand Kojouri

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

Emptiness is not a great loss. It creates a great opportunity to fill yourself again and again with great love. Debasish Mridha

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

A sad soul needs an infinite horizon which can throw all his sorrow into the silence of the eternal emptiness! Mehmet Murat ildan

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