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I look into my empty heart and shrink dismayed:
My soul is like a desert, and the wild wind blows
In its silent, barren spaces.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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 that the garment with which it is clothed?More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The Prime Minister has an absolute genius for putting flamboyant labels on empty luggage.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Big egos are big shields for lots of empty space.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Our attitude toward our own culture has recently been characterized by two qualities, braggadocio and petulance. Braggadocio -- empty boasting of American power, American virtue, American know-how -- has dominated our foreign relations now for some decades. Here at home -- within the family, so to speak -- our attitude to our culture expresses a superficially different spirit, the spirit of petulance. Never before, perhaps, has a culture been so fragmented into groups, each full of its own virtue, each annoyed and irritated at the others.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I wish my deadly foe, no worse than want of fiends, and empty purse.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Women know the way to rear up children (to be just). They know a simple, merry, tender knack of tying sashes, fitting baby-shoes, and stringing pretty words that make no sense. And kissing full sense into empty words.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
An empty house is like a stray dog or a body from which life has departed.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
War, he sung, is toil and trouble; Honor but an empty bubble.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To be full of things is to be empty of God. To be empty of things is to be full of God.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open oneMore [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
They cannot scare me with their empty spaces between stars -- on stars where no human race is. I have it in me so much nearer home to scare myself with my own desert places.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We try not to have ideas, preferring accidents. To create, you must empty yourself of every artistic thought.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A considerable percentage of the people we meet on the street are people who are empty inside, that is, they are actually already dead. It is fortunate for us that we do not see and do not know it. If we knew what a number of people are actually dead and what a number of these dead people govern our lives, we should go mad with horror.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Multitudes of people, drifting aimlessly to and fro without a set purpose, deny themselves such fulfillment of their capacities, and the satisfying happiness which attends it. They are not wicked, they are only shallow. They are not mean or vicious; they simply are empty -- shake them and they would rattle like gourds. They lack range, depth, and conviction. Without purpose their lives ultimately wander into the morass of dissatisfaction. As we harness our abilities to a steady purpose and undertake the long pull toward its accomplishment, rich compensations reward us. A sense of purpose simplifies life and therefore concentrates our abilities; and concentration adds power.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The remarkable thing is that it is the crowded life that is most easily remembered. A life full of turns, achievements, disappointments, surprises, and crises is a life full of landmarks. The empty life has even its few details blurred, and cannot be remembered with certainty.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Our minds should not be empty because if they are not preoccupied by good, evil will break in upon them.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Prometheus is reaching out for the stars with an empty grin on his face.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The two elements the traveler first captures in the big city are extra human architecture and furious rhythm. Geometry and anguish. At first glance, the rhythm may be confused with gaiety, but when you look more closely at the mechanism of social life and the painful slavery of both men and machines, you see that it is nothing but a kind of typical, empty anguish that makes even crime and gangs forgivable means of escape.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The great difference between those who succeed and those who fail does not consist in the amount of work done by each but in the amount of intelligent work. Many of those who fail most ignominiously do enough to achieve grand success but they labor haphazardly at whatever they are assigned, building up with one hand to tear down with the other. They do not grasp circumstances and change them into opportunities. They have no faculty for turning honest defeats into telling victories. With ability enough and ample time, the major ingredients of success, they are forever throwing back and forth an empty shuttle and the real web of their life is never woven.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The American ideal is youth --handsome, empty youth.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Philosophy! Empty thinking by ignorant conceited men who think they can digest without eating!More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In a full heart there is room for everything, and in an empty heart there is room for nothing.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
An empty purse and a new house make a man wise, but too late.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A full mind is an empty bat.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
For a long time I found the celebrities of modern painting and poetry ridiculous. I loved absurd pictures, fanlights, stage scenery, mountebanks backcloths, inn-signs, cheap colored prints; unfashionable literature, church Latin, pornographic books badly spelt, grandmothers novels, fairy stories, little books for children, old operas, empty refrains, simple rhythms.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Usually the greatest boasters are the smallest workers. The deep rivers pay a larger tribute to the sea than shallow brooks, and yet empty themselves with less noise.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We must view young people not as empty bottles to be filled, but as candles to be lit.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
An asylum for the sane would be empty in America.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The problem is not that the churches are filled with empty pews, but that the pews are filled with empty people.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It has been said that our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, but only empties today of its strength.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Ridicule is a weak weapon when pointed at a strong mind; but common people are cowards and dread an empty laugh.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is no God, no universe, no human race, no earthly life, no heaven, no hell. It is all a dream, a grotesque and foolish dream. Nothing exists but you. And you are but a thought --a vagrant thought, a useless thought, a homeless thought, wandering forlorn among the empty eternities!More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, just what does an empty desk mean?More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Poetry is either something that lives like fire inside you --like music to the musician or Marxism to the Communist --or else it is nothing, an empty formalized bore around which pedants can endlessly drone their notes and explanations.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Whether a glass is half full or half empty depends on the attitude of the person looking at it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
France was a land, England was a people, but America, having about it still that quality of the idea, was harder to utter -- it was the graves at Shiloh and the tired, drawn, nervous faces of its great men, and the country boys dying in the Argonne for a phrase that was empty before their bodies withered. It was a willingness of the heart.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
None are so empty as those who are full of themselves.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Empty pockets make empty heads.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No man can worship God or love his neighbor on an empty stomach.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Yolanda: You want to rob banks?
Pumpkin: I'm not saying I want to rob banks, I'm just illustrating that if we did, it'd be easier than what we've been doing.
Yolanda: No more liquor stores?
Pumpkin: What have we been talking about? Yeah, no more liquor stores. Besides, it ain't the giggle it used to be. Too many foreigners own liquor stores these days. Vietnamese, Koreans, they don't even speak fucking English. You tell them, empty out the register, they don't know what the fuck you're talking about. They make it too personal, one of these gook fuckers is gonna make us kill him.
Yolanda: I'm not gonna kill anybody.
Pumpkin: I don't want to kill anybody either. But they'll probably put us in a situation where it's us or them. And if it's not the gooks, it's these old fucking Jews who've owned the store for fifteen fucking generations, you've got Grampa Irving sitting behind the counter with a fucking Magnum in his hand. Try walking into one of those places with nothing but a phone, see how far you get.More [07/14/2005 12:07:00]
[Evan tells Kayleigh to cover her ears]
Evan at 7: What time is it?
Mr. George Miller: It's time for you to do what I tell you to do...
Evan at 7: Wrong answer fuck bag. This is the very moment of your reckoning. In the next 30 seconds you're gonna open 1 of 2 doors. The first door will forever traumatize your own flesh and blood.
Mr. George Miller: What's happening, how are you doing this?
Evan at 7: It'll change your daughter from a beautiful child into an empty shell. Whos' only concept of trust was betrayed by her own sick pedophile father. Ultimately... it'll lead to her suicide. Nice Work Daddy.
Mr. George Miller: Who are you?
Evan at 7: Let's just say you're being closely watched, George. Your other option is... to treat Kayleigh like, say like a loving father treats his daughter. Sound okay to you, Papa?
Mr. George Miller: Yes.
Evan at 7: Listen close then fuckbag. You screw this up again - I'll flat-out castrate you. What you need to do, is discipline your son Tommy cause the kid is one sadistic pup. One last thing...
[Evan whispers something in Kayleigh's ear]
Kayleigh at 7: [yelling at her father] Don't ever touch me again!
Mr. George Miller: I won't.More [08/20/2005 12:08:00]
Tyler Durden: In the world I see - you are stalking elk through the damp canyon forests around the ruins of Rockefeller Center. You'll wear leather clothes that will last you the rest of your life. You'll climb the wrist-thick kudzu vines that wrap the Sears Tower. And when you look down, you'll see tiny figures pounding corn, laying strips of venison on the empty car pool lane of some abandoned superhighway.More [09/07/2005 12:09:00]
John: Hey Ringo, I just had the strangest dream.
Ringo: I warned you not to eat on an empty stomach.More [10/12/2005 12:10:00]
Ron Albertson: If there's an empty space, just fill it with a line, that's what I like to do. Even if it's from another show.More [10/22/2005 12:10:00]
Simon Wilder: Is this a lover's quarrel? Maybe I should leave.
Courtney: We're not lovers, we're roommmates and we respect each others' space.
Simon Wilder: You respect each others' empty air? That's very profound for a couple of Harvard students.More [11/20/2005 12:11:00]
Alice Green: It's horrifying how much you can hate yourself for being low and weak and he couldn't save me from that. So I turned it on him; I tried to empty it onto him. But there was always more, you know. When he tried to help I told him that he made me feel small and worthless. But nobody makes us feel that, we do that for ourselves. I shut him out because I knew if he ever really saw who I was inside, that he wouldn't love me. And we're separated now, he's moved away, and it was so hard not to beg him to stay. And I don't know if I'm going to get a second chance but I have to believe. That I deserve one. Because we all do.More [01/07/2006 12:01:00]
Martha: I hope that was an empty bottle, George! You can't afford to waste good liquor, not on YOUR salary!More [02/04/2006 12:02:00]
Nigel Lipman: When exactly did you form this theory prime minister?
Sir Mortimer Chris: To be quite honest Nigel; the pieces only started to fit together last week. I was visiting a factory in Stockport. Literally hundreds had lost their jobs, and no wonder, the place was crawling with them.
Nigel Lipman: With pixies?
Sir Mortimer Chris: Yes; sprouts, eleven folk. Which is why I am beginning this campaign.
Nigel Lipman: I see.
[pause]
Nigel Lipman: What campaign?
Sir Mortimer Chris: The stamp out evil pixies campaign! The public have to be educated on this one Nigel.
[cut to him being interviewed]
Sir Mortimer Chris: They're about two foot tall, and the worst ones
[he holds up an empty jar]
Sir Mortimer Chris: are the invisible ones!More [02/08/2006 12:02:00]
You're just an empty cage girl, if you kill the bird.More [03/18/2006 12:03:00]
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!More [04/06/2006 12:04:00]
He's kind of this empty vessel of a character, ... His awkward sensibilities, his neuroses, I loved those things. . .More [05/06/2006 12:05:00]

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