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Arthur ClarkeThere is hopeful symbolism in the fact that flags do not wave in a vacuum.

—  Arthur Clarke, 1917-2008, British Sci-Fi writer

George Bernard ShawIf you leave the smallest corner of your head vacant for a moment, other people's opinions will rush in from all quarters.

—  George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950, Irish writer, Nobel 1925

Blaise PascalThe eternal silence of these infinite spaces frightens me.

—  Blaise Pascal, 1623-1662, French thinker

Blaise PascalThere is a God-shaped hole in the life of every man.

—  Blaise Pascal, 1623-1662, French thinker

Benjamin FranklinIt is hard for an empty sack to stand upright.

—  Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790, American politician & writer

Eric HofferOur greatest pretenses are built up not to hide the evil and the ugly in us, but our emptiness. The hardest thing to hide is something that is not there.

—  Eric Hoffer, 1902-1983, American writer & philosopher

Eric HofferAn empty head is not really empty; it is stuffed with rubbish. Hence the difficulty of forcing anything in to an empty head.

—  Eric Hoffer, 1902-1983, American writer & philosopher

Northcote ParkinsonThe void created by the failure to communicate is soon filled with poison, drivel and misrepresentation.

—  Northcote Parkinson, 1909-1993, British historian

Antonio PorchiaWe become aware of the void as we fill it.

—  Antonio Porchia, 1885-1968, Italian-Argentinian poet

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

—  Antonio Porchia, 1885-1968, Italian-Argentinian poet

Antonio PorchiaNothing is not only nothing. It is also our prison.

—  Antonio Porchia, 1885-1968, Italian-Argentinian poet

Jean-Luc GodardHe who jumps into the void owes no explanation to those who stand and watch.

—  Jean-Luc Godard, 1930-, French film director

Paul ValeryMan's deepest glances are those that go out to the void. They converge beyond the All.

—  Paul Valery, 1871-1945, French poet

Paul ValeryGod made everything out of nothing. But the nothingness shows through.

—  Paul Valery, 1871-1945, French poet

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

—  Samuel Beckett, 1906-1989, Irish writer, Nobel 1969

Carl SaganMatter is composed chiefly of nothing.

—  Carl Sagan, 1934-1996, American astronomer

Latin Quotes

Latin phraseNature abhors a vacuum.

Natura abhorret a vacua.

—  Latin phrase

Funny Quotes

Woody AllenEternal nothingness is O.K. if you're dressed for it.

—  Woody Allen, 1935-, American actor & film director


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