Quotes and Sayings about Nothing



"We have almost a city has probably two or three hundred committees. Every committee is dealing with just one problem and has nothing to do with the other problems."
- Alvar Aalto
(Related: Committee, Nothing, Problems)

"I never smile when I have a bat in my hands. That's when you've got to be serious. When I get out on the field, nothing's a joke to me. I don't feel like I should walk around with a smile on my face."
- Hank Aaron
(Related: Nothing, Smile)

"Love implies anger. The man who is angered by nothing cares about nothing."
- Edward Abbey
(Related: Love, Anger, Man, Nothing)

"There is nothing that compares to an unexpected round of applause."
- Lynn Abbey
(Related: Applause, Nothing)

"Nothing is over and done with. Nothing. Not even your malice."
- Jack Henry Abbott
(Related: Malice, Nothing)

"As long as I am nothing but a ghost of the civil dead, I can do nothing."
- Jack Henry Abbott
(Related: Nothing)

"The balance of private good and general welfare is at the bottom of civilized morals; but the morals of the Heroic Age are founded on individuality, and on nothing else."
- Lascelles Abercrombie
(Related: Age, Balance, Individuality, Morals, Nothing, Welfare)

"The Border Ballads, for instance, and the Robin Hood Ballads, clearly suppose a state of society which is nothing but a very circumscribed and not very important heroic age."
- Lascelles Abercrombie
(Related: Age, Society, Ballads, Nothing, State)

"Clearly the Secretary of Defense, my boss, would like nothing better than to get Osama bin Laden and to get... to ensure the complete defeat of al-Qaida, because we know that al-Qaida is planning operations against the United States even as we speak here."
- John Abizaid
(Related: Boss, Defeat, Defense, Nothing, Osama bin laden, Planning, states, United)

"We are human, and nothing is more interesting to us than humanity."
- M. H. Abrams
(Related: Humanity, Nothing)

"There's nothing more human than two people making love."
- Victoria Abril
(Related: Love, People, Nothing)

"TV - a clever contraction derived from the words Terrible Vaudeville. However, it is our latest medium - we call it a medium because nothing's well done."
- Goodman Ace
(Related: Nothing, Words)

"The only thing we have learnt from experience is that we learn nothing from experience."
- Chinua Achebe
(Related: Experience, Nothing)

"Nothing is more memorable than a smell. One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting, yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains."
- Diane Ackerman
(Related: Childhood, Mountains, Nothing, Summer)

"Save for the wild force of Nature, nothing moves in this world that is not Greek in its origin."
- John Acton
(Related: Nature, Force, Nothing, World)

"Every thing secret degenerates, even the administration of justice; nothing is safe that does not show how it can bear discussion and publicity."
- Lord Acton
(Related: Justice, Nothing, Publicity)

"If some great catastrophe is not announced every morning, we feel a certain void. Nothing in the paper today, we sigh."
- Lord Acton
(Related: Nothing, Today)

"Save for the wild force of Nature, nothing moves in this world that is not Greek in its origin."
- Lord Acton
(Related: Nature, Force, Nothing, World)

"There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept."
- Ansel Adams
(Related: Nothing)

"For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen."
- Douglas Adams
(Related: Nothing)

"We have nothing in our history or position to invite aggression; we have everything to beckon us to the cultivation of relations of peace and amity with all nations."
- Franklin P. Adams
(Related: History, Peace, Aggression, Nations, Nothing)

"Nothing is more responsible for the good old days than a bad memory."
- Franklin P. Adams
(Related: Memory, Nothing, Old)

"The true republic: men, their rights and nothing more; women, their rights and nothing less."
- Franklin P. Adams
(Related: Men, Women, Rights, Nothing)

"The press is the hired agent of a monied system, and set up for no other purpose than to tell lies where their interests are involved. One can trust nobody and nothing."
- Henry B. Adams
(Related: Trust, Purpose, Lies, Nothing, Press)

"Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts."
- Henry B. Adams
(Related: Education, Facts, Ignorance, Nothing)

"A psychiatrist asks a lot of expensive questions your wife asks for nothing."
- Joey Adams
(Related: Wife, Nothing, Questions)

"Nothing defines humans better than their willingness to do irrational things in the pursuit of phenomenally unlikely payoffs. This is the principle behind lotteries, dating, and religion."
- Scott Adams
(Related: Religion, Dating, Nothing, Pursuit)

"There's nothing more dangerous than a resourceful idiot."
- Scott Adams
(Related: Nothing)

"Nothing inspires forgiveness quite like revenge."
- Scott Adams
(Related: Forgiveness, Nothing, Revenge)

"Talking with a friend is nothing else but thinking aloud."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Friend, Nothing, Talking, Thinking)

"The utmost extent of man's knowledge, is to know that he knows nothing."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Knowledge, Man, Nothing)

"There is nothing more requisite in business than despatch."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Business, Nothing)

"There is nothing that makes its way more directly into the soul than beauty."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Beauty, Soul, Nothing)

"There is nothing which we receive with so much reluctance as advice."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Advice, Nothing)

"Nothing is more gratifying to the mind of man than power or dominion."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Power, Man, Mind, Nothing)

"Nothing is capable of being well set to music that is not nonsense."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Music, Being, Nonsense, Nothing)

"Nothing is improbable until it moves into past tense."
- George Ade
(Related: Nothing, Past)

"I have nothing to do with the selection of stories. I'm the reporter."
- Kate Adie
(Related: Nothing)

"Nothingness not being nothing, nothingness being emptiness."
- Isabelle Adjani
(Related: Being, Nothing, Nothingness)

"One believes that if nothing happens, one disappears. That is not true."
- Isabelle Adjani
(Related: Nothing)

"You have to allow a certain amount of time in which you are doing nothing in order to have things occur to you, to let your mind think."
- Mortimer Adler
(Related: Time, Mind, Nothing, Order)

"Nothing defines the quality of life in a community more clearly than people who regard themselves, or whom the consensus chooses to regard, as mentally unwell."
- Renata Adler
(Related: Life, Quality, People, Community, Nothing)

"Once the last trace of emotion has been eradicated, nothing remains of thought but absolute tautology."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Thought, Emotion, Nothing)

"In psycho-analysis nothing is true except the exaggerations."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Nothing)

"In the end, glorification of splendid underdogs is nothing other than glorification of the splendid system that makes them so."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: End, Nothing)

"Today self-consciousness no longer means anything but reflection on the ego as embarrassment, as realization of impotence: knowing that one is nothing."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Ego, Embarrassment, Nothing, Reflection, Self, Today)

"Nothing has been given to me."
- Freddy Adu
(Related: Nothing)

"There is nothing worse that a thirteen-year-old boy. You're embarrassed by your parents, and you're trying to find your independance because, deep inside, you are so dependent on your mom."
- Ben Affleck
(Related: Mom, Deep, Nothing, Parents, Trying)

"They wanted me to do Scream 2, and I hate talking about movies I turned down, because it sounds judgmental. There's nothing wrong with horror movies. I enjoy watching them. The main reason I turn a part down is if I think I won't be good."
- Casey Affleck
(Related: Movies, Hate, Horror, Nothing, Reason, Talking, Wrong)

"Nothing can substitute for just plain hard work. I had to put in the time to get back. And it was a grind. It meant training and sweating every day. But I was completely committed to working out to prove to myself that I still could do it."
- Andre Agassi
(Related: Time, Work, Day, Hard work, Nothing, Training)

"Don't pity me now, don't pity me never; I'm going to do nothing for ever and ever."
- James Agate
(Related: Nothing, Now, Pity)

"While everyone I work with may not share my beliefs, I have been surrounded by nothing but support."
- Clay Aiken
(Related: Work, Beliefs, May, Nothing, Support)

"Nothing personal; I just don't have people over."
- Alvin Ailey
(Related: People, Nothing)

"No, every album is something like a snapshot. It only shows one moment in time. It shows what we feel and think right at that point in time, nothing more and nothing less."
- Damon Albarn
(Related: Time, Nothing, Right)

"You know, there are many alter egos and Gorillaz is a collective of alter egos, really. I think anyone who gets involved in it has to sort of accept that nothing is really as it seems."
- Damon Albarn
(Related: Nothing)

"Hollywood looks to these young people now to say something to the world. I have nothing against that, I think a lot of people have things to say. But I think you need life experience."
- Sasha Alexander
(Related: Experience, Life, People, Hollywood, Nothing, Now, World)

"The most important thing is God's blessing and if you believe in God and you believe in yourself, you have nothing to worry about."
- Mohamed Al-Fayed
(Related: God, Nothing, Worry)

"He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life."
- Muhammad Ali
(Related: Life, Nothing, Will)

"A committee is a group of people who individually can do nothing, but who, as a group, can meet and decide that nothing can be done."
- Fred Allen
(Related: People, Committee, Nothing)

"A conference is a gathering of people who singly can do nothing, but together can decide that nothing can be done."
- Fred Allen
(Related: People, Nothing)

"Committee - a group of men who individually can do nothing but as a group decide that nothing can be done."
- Fred Allen
(Related: Men, Committee, Nothing)

"Let there be nothing within thee that is not very beautiful and very gentle, and there will be nothing without thee that is not beautiful and softened by the spell of thy presence."
- James Allen
(Related: Nothing, Will)

"I once loved this game. But after being traded four times, I realized that it's nothing but a business. I treat my horses better than the owners treat us. It's a shame they've destroyed my love for the game."
- Richie Allen
(Related: Love, Business, Being, Horses, Nothing, Shame)

"What if nothing exists and we're all in somebody's dream?"
- Woody Allen
(Related: Dream, Nothing)

"What if everything is an illusion and nothing exists? In that case, I definitely overpaid for my carpet."
- Woody Allen
(Related: Illusion, Nothing)

"Eternal nothingness is fine if you happen to be dressed for it."
- Woody Allen
(Related: Nothingness)

"I believe that behind both the person who weighs 400 pounds and the one who weighs 85 there is a lot of baggage, and it has nothing to do with their bodies."
- Kirstie Alley
(Related: Nothing)

"Writing is learning to say nothing, more cleverly each day."
- William Allingham
(Related: Day, Learning, Nothing, Writing)

"Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government."
- B. R. Ambedkar
(Related: Government, Society, Man, Nothing, Tyranny)

"There is nothing evil save that which perverts the mind and shackles the conscience."
- Saint Ambrose
(Related: Conscience, Evil, Mind, Nothing)

"I'm no politician. I'm an historian who has learned through a lifetime of studying that nothing in the world beats universal education."
- Stephen Ambrose
(Related: Education, Nothing, World)

"What's really exciting for me is communicating to other people and not just going somewhere to make a movie. That's Hollywood to me and it would mean nothing."
- Alejandro Amenabar
(Related: People, Hollywood, Nothing)

"Not only the priceless heritage of our fathers, of our seamen, of our Empire builders is being thrown away in a war that serves no British interests - but our alliance leader Stalin dreams of nothing but the destruction of that heritage of our fathers?"
- John Amery
(Related: Dreams, War, Leader, Alliance, Being, Destruction, Fathers, Nothing, Seamen)

"Nothing exists from eternity but God, and God is not the matter or a part of any creature, but only the maker."
- William Ames
(Related: God, Eternity, Nothing)

"There is sometimes a peculiar confusion in the West that equates progress to whatever is recent or whatever is new, and it is time we understood that progress has nothing to do with the chronology of an idea."
- Barbara Amiel
(Related: Time, Idea, Progress, Confusion, Nothing)

"Our systems, perhaps, are nothing more than an unconscious apology for our faults, a gigantic scaffolding whose object is to hide from us our favorite sin."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Apology, Faults, Favorite, Nothing, Sin, Unconscious)

"He who asks of life nothing but the improvement of his own nature... is less liable than anyone else to miss and waste life."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Life, Nature, Improvement, Nothing, Waste)

"For purposes of action nothing is more useful than narrowness of thought combined with energy of will."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Thought, Action, Energy, Nothing, Will)

"Clever people will recognize and tolerate nothing but cleverness."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: People, Cleverness, Nothing, Will)

"Cleverness is serviceable for everything, sufficient for nothing."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Cleverness, Nothing)

"Nothing is an obstacle unless you say it is."
- Wally Amos
(Related: Nothing)

"During my grief, I realised there was nothing I could do for my mother, but I did have a child."
- Namie Amuro
(Related: Mother, Grief, Nothing)

"Always, your work is the same: You have to tell a story, you have to make a character. It doesn't matter if there are thousands of dollars, millions behind it, or if there is nothing."
- Elena Anaya
(Related: Work, Character, Nothing)

"I ain't got nothing. I've got this watch, and these shoes, and that's about it."
- Anthony Anderson
(Related: Nothing)

"There's nothing so rewarding as to make people realize they are worthwhile in this world."
- Bob Anderson
(Related: People, Nothing, World)

"Be of service. Whether you make yourself available to a friend or co-worker, or you make time every month to do volunteer work, there is nothing that harvests more of a feeling of empowerment than being of service to someone in need."
- Gillian Anderson
(Related: Time, Work, Friend, Being, Empowerment, Feeling, Nothing, Service)

"There is nothing enduring in life for a woman except what she builds in a man's heart."
- Judith Anderson
(Related: Life, Heart, Man, Nothing, Woman)

"There's nothing glamorous about being dead."
- Loni Anderson
(Related: Being, Nothing)

"Young people think that nothing bad will ever happen to them."
- Loni Anderson
(Related: People, Nothing, Will)

"I defied nothing at all. I ignored the law because I didn't know it existed. It didn't occur to me that anyone would want to curb my inspiration."
- Margaret Anderson
(Related: Inspiration, Law, Nothing, Want)

"Nothing. We're all friends and friendly. So when the cameras go down, depending on the mood or the nature of the material we're dealing with, there's usually a kind of a prevailing light attitude that's floating around."
- Richard Dean Anderson
(Related: Nature, Attitude, Friends, Light, Nothing)

"If you give people nothingness, they can ponder what can be achieved from that nothingness."
- Tadao Ando
(Related: People, Nothingness)

"But in Japan, there's nothing like that, since the temple is made of wood. The divine spirit inside the building is eternal, so the enclosure doesn't have to be."
- Tadao Ando
(Related: Temple, Building, Nothing, Spirit, Wood)

"Searching for what I need, and I don't even know precisely what that is, I was going from a man to a man, and I saw that all of them together have less than me who has nothing, and that I left to each of them a bit of that what I don't have and I've been searching for."
- Ivo Andric
(Related: Man, Nothing)

"I must say to you that my intensions for instance doing German, it is because Victoria de los Angeles is nothing to do with wanting to be like a German singer."
- Victoria de los Angeles
(Related: Nothing)

"Nothing will work unless you do."
- Maya Angelou
(Related: Work, Nothing, Will)

"There is nothing so pitiful as a young cynic because he has gone from knowing nothing to believing nothing."
- Maya Angelou
(Related: Cynic, Nothing)

"Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage."
- Maya Angelou
(Related: Courage, Virtue, Nothing, Practice)

"Where would you be without friends? The people to pick you up when you need lifting? We come from homes far from perfect, so you end up almost parent and sibling to your friends - your own chosen family. There's nothing like a really loyal, dependable, good friend. Nothing."
- Jennifer Aniston
(Related: Family, People, Friend, Friends, Nothing)

"I'm nothing more than what you actually see, but I am also the complete opposite."
- Keren Ann
(Related: Nothing)

"The first thing you have to do is accept that decay sets in and there's nothing you can do about it."
- Francesca Annis
(Related: First, Nothing)

"Sometimes sushi is just superb, and other times there's nothing like a great big steak. It depends where your taste buds are at the time."
- Francesca Annis
(Related: Time, Nothing, Taste)

"Nothing is irreparable in politics."
- Jean Anouilh
(Related: Politics, Nothing)

"I have encountered riotous mobs and have been hung in effigy, but my motto is: Men's rights are nothing more. Women's rights are nothing less."
- Susan B. Anthony
(Related: Men, Women, Rights, Nothing)

"Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less."
- Susan B. Anthony
(Related: Men, Women, Rights, Nothing)

"There is nothing new except what has been forgotten."
- Marie Antoinette
(Related: Nothing)

"Hollywood is like being nowhere and talking to nobody about nothing."
- Michelangelo Antonioni
(Related: Being, Hollywood, Nothing, Talking)

"I got into therapy in the fifth grade because I said in a sarcastic way that I was going to kill myself, and they didn't get it then. Nothing's changed."
- Fiona Apple
(Related: Nothing, Sarcastic, Therapy)

"Nothing that you do will ever feel good if you let people convince you that you have no choice."
- Fiona Apple
(Related: People, Choice, Nothing, Will)

"Nothing beats having this beautiful child look at me and say mum. I get soppy all the time."
- Nicole Appleton
(Related: Time, Nothing)

"Law is nothing other than a certain ordinance of reason for the common good, promulgated by the person who has the care of the community."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Care, Community, Law, Nothing, Reason)

"There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Friendship, Earth, Nothing)

"Love must precede hatred, and nothing is hated save through being contrary to a suitable thing which is loved. And hence it is that every hatred is caused by love."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Love, Being, Hatred, Nothing)

"Nothing is ever the same as they said it was."
- Diane Arbus
(Related: Nothing)

"Of the love or hatred God has for the English, I know nothing, but I do know that they will all be thrown out of France, except those who die there."
- Joan of Arc
(Related: Love, God, English, France, Hatred, Nothing, Will)

"I've been doing nineteen hours a day on London, nothing else, I mean this has been my whole life, and writing has been put on one side, and if I'm privileged enough to be the Mayor of this city, then I will not write again."
- Jeffrey Archer
(Related: Life, Day, London, Nothing, Will, Writing)

"Nothing that costs only a dollar is not worth having."
- Elizabeth Arden
(Related: Nothing, Worth)

"Where all are guilty, no one is; confessions of collective guilt are the best possible safeguard against the discovery of culprits, and the very magnitude of the crime the best excuse for doing nothing."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Crime, Discovery, Guilt, Nothing)

"Nothing we use or hear or touch can be expressed in words that equal what is given by the senses."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Nothing, Senses, Words)

"It is my contention that civil disobediences are nothing but the latest form of voluntary association, and that they are thus quite in tune with the oldest traditions of the country."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Contention, Country, Nothing, Traditions)

"There's nothing gratuitous about my films."
- Dario Argento
(Related: Nothing)

"Why, I'd like nothing better than to achieve some bold adventure, worthy of our trip."
- Aristophanes
(Related: Adventure, Nothing)

"Nature does nothing in vain."
- Aristotle
(Related: Nature, Nothing)

"Life for rent means that my life isn't really my own, I only rented it for a while, but if I don't manage to buy it, to own it, then nothing of what I think is mine is really mine."
- Dido Armstrong
(Related: Life, Nothing)

"After I left the convent, for 15 years I was worn out with religion, I wanted nothing whatever to do with it. I felt disgusted with it. If I saw someone reading a religious book on a train, I'd think, how awful."
- Karen Armstrong
(Related: Religion, Nothing, Reading, Religious, Years)

"Nothing that is really good and God-like dies."
- Ernst Moritz Arndt
(Related: God, Nothing)

"Since in music we deal with notes, not words, with chords, with transitions, with color and expression, the musical meaning always based on those notes as written and nothing else - has to be divined."
- Claude Arrau
(Related: Music, Expression, Meaning, Nothing, Words)

"My mother, she had a very good attitude toward money. I'm very grateful for the fact that we had to learn to save. I used to get like 50 pence a week, and I'd save it for like five months. And then I'd spend it on Christmas presents. I'd save up like eight pounds. It's nothing, but we did that."
- Gemma Arterton
(Related: Money, Mother, Attitude, Christmas, Fact, Months, Nothing)

"In our fathers' time nothing was read but books of feigned chivalry, wherein a man by reading should be led to none other end, but only to manslaughter and bawdry."
- Roger Ascham
(Related: Time, Books, Chivalry, End, Fathers, Man, Nothing, Reading)

"Nothing remains great without a capacity to change and to accommodate the conditions of a changing world."
- John Ashcroft
(Related: Change, Nothing, World)

"Nothing that we have authorized conflicts with any law regarding privacy or any provision of the constitution."
- John Ashcroft
(Related: Constitution, Law, Nothing, Privacy)

"Whatever muscles I have are the product of my own hard work and nothing else."
- Evelyn Ashford
(Related: Work, Hard work, Nothing)

"On my passage thither, I discovered nothing remarkable in the features of the country."
- William Henry Ashley
(Related: Country, Nothing, Remarkable)

"How can you be content to be in the world like tulips in a garden, to make a fine show, and be good for nothing."
- Mary Astell
(Related: Content, Garden, Nothing, World)

"If God had not intended that Women shou'd use their Reason, He wou'd not have given them any, 'for He does nothing in vain.'"
- Mary Astell
(Related: Women, God, Nothing, Reason)

"One of the great things about being recognized is that you receive this feedback from people. It is easy to see how sincere people are. It's nothing fake or jive. They're giving sincere appreciation. And it's not that easy to express."
- John Astin
(Related: People, Appreciation, Being, Giving, Nothing)

"There is a healthy fraternal rivalry, but nothing serious and we both have been looking for a project to do together. I guess he may direct me in a project some day."
- Mackenzie Astin
(Related: Day, May, Nothing, Project, Rivalry)

"The main dangers in this life are the people who want to change everything... or nothing."
- Nancy Astor
(Related: Change, Life, People, Nothing, Want)

"They built these little tanning booths for Brooke and I to do nothing but lay down and tan all over."
- Christopher Atkins
(Related: Nothing)

"We knew what we were up against, but we were going to go down fighting. Hopefully people back home remember that we got this far. We've got nothing to be ashamed about."
- John Atkinson
(Related: Home, People, Fighting, Nothing)

"There's nothing more important in making movies than the screenplay."
- Richard Attenborough
(Related: Movies, Nothing)

"Perfection is boring. If a face doesn't have mistakes, it's nothing."
- Kevyn Aucoin
(Related: Mistakes, Nothing, Perfection)

"Health is the state about which medicine has nothing to say."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Health, Medicine, Nothing, State)

"Software is like entropy. It is difficult to grasp, weighs nothing, and obeys the second law of thermodynamics; i.e. it always increases."
- Norman Ralph Augustine
(Related: Law, Nothing, Software)

"No eulogy is due to him who simply does his duty and nothing more."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: Duty, Nothing)

"With a group of bankers I always had the feeling that success was measured by the extent one gave nothing away."
- Francis Aungier
(Related: Success, Feeling, Nothing)

"Tomorrow is nothing, today is too late; the good lived yesterday."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Nothing, Today, Tomorrow, Yesterday)

"There is nothing happens to any person but what was in his power to go through with."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Power, Nothing)

"The universal order and the personal order are nothing but different expressions and manifestations of a common underlying principle."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Nothing, Order)

"Loss is nothing else but change, and change is Nature's delight."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Change, Nature, Delight, Loss, Nothing)

"Nothing happens to any man that he is not formed by nature to bear."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Nature, Man, Nothing)

"Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Life, Power, Ability, Mind, Nothing, Observation)

"Observe constantly that all things take place by change, and accustom thyself to consider that the nature of the Universe loves nothing so much as to change the things which are, and to make new things like them."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Change, Nature, Nothing, Universe)

"Anything in any way beautiful derives its beauty from itself and asks nothing beyond itself. Praise is no part of it, for nothing is made worse or better by praise."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Beauty, Nothing, Praise)

"Forgive many things in others; nothing in yourself."
- Ausonius
(Related: Nothing)

"A mind lively and at ease, can do with seeing nothing, and can see nothing that does not answer."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Mind, Nothing)

"One does not love a place the less for having suffered in it, unless it has been all suffering, nothing but suffering."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Love, Nothing, Suffering)

"There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Home, Comfort, Nothing)

"Nothing is more deceitful than the appearance of humility. It is often only carelessness of opinion, and sometimes an indirect boast."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Appearance, Humility, Nothing, Opinion)

"Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Life, Quick)

"Nothing the desert produces expresses it better than the unhappy growth of the tree yuccas."
- Mary Austin
(Related: Growth, Nothing)

"Nothing is more devastating to a community than out-of-control crime."
- Alan Autry
(Related: Community, Crime, Nothing)

"The idea is in my head to put it down is nothing."
- Milton Avery
(Related: Idea, Nothing)

"That was something. As opposed to nothing."
- Kevin Ayers
(Related: Nothing)

"What is new in the world? Nothing. What is old in the world? Nothing. Everything has always been and will always be."
- Sai Baba
(Related: Nothing, Old, Will, World)

"Informed by our sad experience of history, we require nothing short of a foundation for lasting democracy."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: Experience, History, Democracy, Nothing)

"Most importantly, nothing has happened to change my conviction that freedom and the love of liberty remain the essential defining attributes of our national character as a people."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: Change, Love, People, Character, Conviction, Freedom, Liberty, Nothing)

"They haul you up there for, you know, week after week in this kind of star chamber proceeding. Then at the end of it they say, well, we found nothing, but now it's time for special counsel."
- Bruce Babbitt
(Related: Time, End, Nothing, Now)

"Nothing is so galling to a people not broken in from birth as a paternal, or, in other words, a meddling government, a government which tells them what to read, and say, and eat, and drink and wear."
- Thomas Babington
(Related: Government, People, Nothing, Words)

"The finest command of language is often shown by saying nothing."
- Roger Babson
(Related: Language, Nothing, Saying)

"The Republican majority will stop at nothing to prevent access to the legal system for those who are hurt."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Legal, Hurt, Majority, Nothing, Republican, Will)

"The main reason for the failure of the modern medical science is that it is dealing with results and not causes. Nothing more than the patching up of those attacked and the burying of those who are slain, without a thought being given to the real strong hold."
- Edward Bach
(Related: Medical, Science, Thought, Failure, Being, Causes, Nothing, Reason, Results)

"To the timid soul, nothing is possible."
- John Bach
(Related: Soul, Nothing)

"Bad things are not the worst things that can happen to us. Nothing is the worst thing that can happen to us!"
- Richard Bach
(Related: Nothing)

"The president said nothing about the views of government in regard to the possibility of Carolinas seceding. This however was frequently spoken of by other statesmen at the North. I think they were unanimous in this, that no army would be sent here."
- John Bachman
(Related: Government, Possibility, Army, Nothing, President)

"Nothing is pleasant that is not spiced with variety."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Nothing, Variety)

"Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Men, Cunning, Hurt, Nothing, State)

"They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Land, Nothing, Sea)

"There is nothing makes a man suspect much, more than to know little."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Man, Nothing)

"If that form of government, that system of social order is not wrong - if those laws of the Southern States, by virtue of which slavery exists there, and is what it is, are not wrong - nothing is wrong."
- Leonard Bacon
(Related: Government, Virtue, Laws, Nothing, Order, Slavery, states, Wrong)

"The strongest arguments prove nothing so long as the conclusions are not verified by experience. Experimental science is the queen of sciences and the goal of all speculation."
- Roger Bacon
(Related: Science, Experience, Goal, Arguments, Nothing, Queen)

"Gun bans disarm victims, putting them at the mercy of murderers or terrorists who think nothing of breaking the gun laws."
- Michael Badnarik
(Related: Laws, Mercy, Nothing, Victims)

"I consider my musical ability to be a gift from the Creator. It's not that I try to work hard or nothing like that, it's a gift, it was given to me, and I appreciate it."
- Erykah Badu
(Related: Work, Ability, Nothing)

"I don't feel like I need to preach to the world or nothing like that. I just feel like I share what I say, and if listeners get it, they get it. And I never underestimate the audience's ability to feel me."
- Erykah Badu
(Related: Ability, Nothing, World)

"As Erykah Badu, it has nothing to do with me, the way I look, my hair wrap, my style, it's about you and what you feel for my music. If I can make you feel like the way that people who influenced me made me feel, that's completion."
- Erykah Badu
(Related: Music, People, Completion, Hair, Nothing, Style)

"Anything that had to do with art I been doing all my life. It was a gift. It's nothing I work real hard at doing."
- Erykah Badu
(Related: Art, Work, Life, Nothing)

"Man, I don't want to have nothing to do with computers. I don't want the government in my business."
- Erykah Badu
(Related: Business, Government, Computers, Man, Nothing, Want)

"It seems to me that those songs that have been any good, I have nothing much to do with the writing of them. The words have just crawled down my sleeve and come out on the page."
- Joan Baez
(Related: Nothing, Songs, Words, Writing)

"A Parliament is nothing less than a big meeting of more or less idle people."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: People, Meeting, Nothing, Parliament)

"Nothing is more unpleasant than a virtuous person with a mean mind."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Mind, Nothing)

"I wish I were with some of the wild people that run in the woods, and know nothing about accomplishments!"
- Joanna Baillie
(Related: People, Nothing)

"Completeness? Happiness? These words don't come close to describing my emotions. There truly is nothing I can say to capture what motherhood means to me, particularly given my medical history."
- Anita Baker
(Related: History, Medical, Happiness, Emotions, Motherhood, Nothing, Words)

"Sometimes an active policy is best advanced by doing nothing until the right time - or never."
- James Baker
(Related: Time, Policy, Nothing, Right)

"In America nothing dies easier than tradition."
- Russell Baker
(Related: America, Nothing, Tradition)

"One of the dreariest spots on life's road is the point of conviction that nothing will ever again happen to you."
- Faith Baldwin
(Related: Life, Conviction, Nothing, Road, Will)

"There are few things more dreadful than dealing with a man who knows he is going under, in his own eyes, and in the eyes of others. Nothing can help that man. What is left of that man flees from what is left of human attention."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: Attention, Eyes, Help, Man, Nothing)

"The most dangerous creation of any society is the man who has nothing to lose."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: Society, Creation, Man, Nothing)

"Nothing is more desirable than to be released from an affliction, but nothing is more frightening than to be divested of a crutch."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: Affliction, Nothing)

"Any writer, I suppose, feels that the world into which he was born is nothing less than a conspiracy against the cultivation of his talent."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: Talent, Nothing, World, Writer)

"Money, it turned out, was exactly like sex, you thought of nothing else if you didn't have it and thought of other things if you did."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: Money, Sex, Thought, Nothing)

"Obviously there are times with acting when exactly what is required is just going through the motions, and when doing nothing is the best thing. But at other times, you have to make that leap beyond the immediate environment of people putting up lights on the set."
- Christian Bale
(Related: People, Acting, Environment, Nothing)

"Nothing matters very much, and few things matter at all."
- Arthur Balfour
(Related: Nothing)

"I would sum up my fear about the future in one word: boring. And that's my one fear: that everything has happened; nothing exciting or new or interesting is ever going to happen again... the future is just going to be a vast, conforming suburb of the soul."
- J. G. Ballard
(Related: Soul, Fear, Future, Nothing)

"The best way to begin is to say: Balthus is a painter of whom nothing is known. And now let us have a look at his paintings."
- Balthus
(Related: Nothing, Now)

"Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Friendship, Belief, Nothing)

"Nothing is a greater impediment to being on good terms with others than being ill at ease with yourself."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Being, Nothing)

"To those who have exhausted politics, nothing remains but abstract thought."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Politics, Thought, Nothing)

"When women love us, they forgive us everything, even our crimes; when they do not love us, they give us credit for nothing, not even our virtues."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Love, Women, Credit, Nothing)

"Virtue, perhaps, is nothing more than politeness of soul."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Soul, Virtue, Nothing, Politeness)

"Love has its own instinct, finding the way to the heart, as the feeblest insect finds the way to its flower, with a will which nothing can dismay nor turn aside."
- Honore De Balzac
(Related: Love, Heart, Instinct, Nothing, Will)

"Lovers have a way of using this word, nothing, which implies exactly the opposite."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Lovers, Nothing, Word)

"Nothing ever quite dies, it just comes back in a different form."
- Lester Bangs
(Related: Nothing)

"I'm not a great believer in awards-of course the fact that I've never won one has nothing to do with it at all!"
- Iain Banks
(Related: Awards, Fact, Nothing)

"My ideas about time all developed from the realization that if nothing were to change we could not say that time passes. Change is primary, time, if it exists at all, is something we deduce from it."
- Julian Barbour
(Related: Change, Time, Ideas, Nothing)

"A man may well be condemned, not for doing something, but for doing nothing."
- William Barclay
(Related: Man, May, Nothing)

"But the best definition of it is to say that heaven is that state where we will always be with Jesus, and where nothing will separate us from Him any more."
- William Barclay
(Related: Heaven, Nothing, State, Will)

"What does my performance have to do with Russell Crowe's? Nothing. If I play Gladiator and we all play Gladiator with Ridley Scott in the same amount of time, maybe we have a chance to see who did it best."
- Javier Bardem
(Related: Time, Performance, Chance, Nothing, Play)

"Nothing gives me quite so much joy as when people tell me they've had their pets spayed or neutered."
- Bob Barker
(Related: People, Joy, Nothing, Pets)

"Many people have the idea that game shows are easy to come up with. And nothing could be further from the truth."
- Bob Barker
(Related: Truth, People, Idea, Nothing)

"Nothing ever begins. There is no first moment; no single word or place from which this or any other story springs."
- Clive Barker
(Related: First, Nothing, Word)

"I have the normal complement of anxieties, neuroses, psychoses and whatever else - but I'm absolutely nothing special."
- Clive Barker
(Related: Nothing)

"The toilets at a local police station have been stolen. Police say they have nothing to go on."
- Ronnie Barker
(Related: Nothing, Police)

"I listened a little to punk when I was younger, but it was straight edge punk. It was nothing like what is going on now, like poppy punk."
- Travis Barker
(Related: Nothing, Now, Punk)

"This place? Nothing positive. OK, I want to say something positive. It's positively a dump."
- Charles Barkley
(Related: Positive, Nothing, Want)

"Of course, nothing happens until somebody sells something."
- Jim Barksdale
(Related: Nothing)

"Man must be in space - that is what we are destined for. There is nothing else that we can do."
- Majel Barrett
(Related: Man, Nothing, Space)

"I've just had an operation, but nothing too serious."
- Syd Barrett
(Related: Nothing)

"Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else."
- James M. Barrie
(Related: Work, Nothing)

"Because men believe not in Providence, therefore they do so greedily scrape and hoard. They do not believe in any reward for charity, therefore they will part with nothing."
- Isaac Barrow
(Related: Men, Charity, Nothing, Providence, Reward, Will)

"To an adolescent, there is nothing in the world more embarrassing than a parent."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Nothing, World)

"Dogs feel very strongly that they should always go with you in the car, in case the need should arise for them to bark violently at nothing right in your ear."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Car, Dogs, Nothing, Right)

"If you were to open up a baby's head - and I am not for a moment suggesting that you should - you would find nothing but an enormous drool gland."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Baby, Nothing, Open)

"Nothing is intrinsically valuable; the value of everything is attributed to it, assigned to it from outside the thing itself, by people."
- John Barth
(Related: People, Nothing, Value)

"Faith in God's revelation has nothing to do with an ideology which glorifies the status quo."
- Karl Barth
(Related: Faith, God, Ideology, Nothing)

"I cannot conceive of music that expresses absolutely nothing."
- Bela Bartok
(Related: Music, Nothing)

"Many a man who pays rent all his life owns his own home; and many a family has successfully saved for a home only to find itself at last with nothing but a house."
- Bruce Barton
(Related: Family, Home, Life, Man, Nothing)

"Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance."
- Bruce Barton
(Related: Circumstance, Nothing)

"I may sometimes be willing to teach for nothing, but if paid at all, I shall never do a man's work for less than a man's pay."
- Clara Barton
(Related: Work, Man, May, Nothing)

"No man should think himself a zero, and think he can do nothing about the state of the world."
- Bernard Baruch
(Related: Man, Nothing, State, World)

"Idealism springs from deep feelings, but feelings are nothing without the formulated idea that keeps them whole."
- Jacques Barzun
(Related: Feelings, Idea, Deep, Idealism, Nothing)

"Islam is perfect, there is nothing to be added or changed."
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Related: Islam, Nothing)

"There is nothing you can see that is not a flower; there is nothing you can think that is not the moon."
- Matsuo Basho
(Related: Moon, Nothing)

"The things that have come into being change continually. The man with a good memory remembers nothing because he forgets nothing."
- Augusto Roa Bastos
(Related: Change, Being, Man, Memory, Nothing)

"Sacrifice is nothing other than the production of sacred things."
- Georges Bataille
(Related: Sacrifice, Nothing, Production)

"Official education was telling people almost nothing of the nature of all those things on the seashores, and in the redwood forests, in the deserts and in the plains."
- Gregory Bateson
(Related: Education, Nature, People, Nothing)

"I consider it useless and tedious to represent what exists, because nothing that exists satisfies me. Nature is ugly, and I prefer the monsters of my fancy to what is positively trivial."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Nature, Fancy, Nothing, Ugly)

"Any newspaper, from the first line to the last, is nothing but a web of horrors, I cannot understand how an innocent hand can touch a newspaper without convulsing in disgust."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Disgust, First, Nothing)

"Nature... is nothing but the inner voice of self-interest."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Nature, Nothing, Self, Voice)

"Nothing can be done except little by little."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Nothing)

"There is nothing funny about Halloween. This sarcastic festival reflects, rather, an infernal demand for revenge by children on the adult world."
- Jean Baudrillard
(Related: Funny, Children, Nothing, Revenge, Sarcastic, World)

"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
(Related: Man, Nothing, Talking, Woman)

"I've been down there 6 times and there's nothing like Brazilian percussion."
- Les Baxter
(Related: Nothing)

"Be careful how you spend your time: Spend your time in nothing which you know must be repented of."
- Richard Baxter
(Related: Time, Nothing)

"Properly speaking, history is nothing but the crimes and misfortunes of the human race."
- Pierre Bayle
(Related: History, Nothing, Race)

"Nothing is going to improve my hearing. I've only got to prevent it from getting worse."
- Stephanie Beacham
(Related: Hearing, Nothing)

"Gentlemen, I find the law very explicit on murdering your fellow man, but there's nothing here about killing a Chinaman. Case dismissed."
- Roy Bean
(Related: Gentlemen, Killing, Law, Man, Nothing)

"Nothing's so dainty sweet as lovely melancholy."
- Francis Beaumont
(Related: Melancholy, Nothing)

"And I've come to the place where I believe that there's no way to solve these problems, these issues - there's nothing that we can do that will solve the problems that we have and keep the peace, unless we solve it through God, unless we solve it in being our highest self. And that's a pretty tall order."
- Glenn Beck
(Related: God, Peace, Being, Nothing, Order, Pretty, Problems, Self, Will)

"No matter how difficult and painful it may be, nothing sounds as good to the soul as the truth."
- Martha Beck
(Related: Truth, Soul, May, Nothing)

"Nothing is funnier than unhappiness, I grant you that. Yes, yes, it's the most comical thing in the world."
- Samuel Beckett
(Related: Nothing, Unhappiness, World)

"No, I regret nothing, all I regret is having been born, dying is such a long tiresome business I always found."
- Samuel Beckett
(Related: Business, Dying, Nothing, Regret)

"Nothing matters but the writing. There has been nothing else worthwhile... a stain upon the silence."
- Samuel Beckett
(Related: Nothing, Silence, Writing)

"Every word is like an unnecessary stain on silence and nothingness."
- Samuel Beckett
(Related: Nothingness, Silence, Word)

"Nothing amazes me anymore."
- David Beckham
(Related: Nothing)

"I believe that the reason why I love painting so much is that it forces one to be objective. There is nothing I hate more than sentimentality."
- Max Beckmann
(Related: Love, Hate, Nothing, Painting, Reason, Sentimentality)

"There is nothing I hate more than sentimentality."
- Max Beckmann
(Related: Hate, Nothing, Sentimentality)

"Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Books, Nothing)

"A Christian is nothing but a sinful man who has put himself to school for Christ for the honest purpose of becoming better."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Purpose, Christian, Man, Nothing, School)

"There are joys which long to be ours. God sends ten thousands truths, which come about us like birds seeking inlet; but we are shut up to them, and so they bring us nothing, but sit and sing awhile upon the roof, and then fly away."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: God, Birds, Nothing)

"The greatest concubines in history knew that everything revealed with nothing concealed is a bore."
- Geoffrey Beene
(Related: History, Nothing)

"Beethoven can write music, thank God, but he can do nothing else on earth."
- Ludwig van Beethoven
(Related: God, Music, Earth, Nothing)

"Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors."
- Ludwig van Beethoven
(Related: Errors, Nothing)

"Off with you! You're a happy fellow, for you'll give happiness and joy to many other people. There is nothing better or greater than that!"
- Ludwig van Beethoven
(Related: Happiness, People, Joy, Nothing)

"He that knew all that learning ever writ, Knew only this - that he knew nothing yet."
- Aphra Behn
(Related: Learning, Nothing)

"Nothing is more capable of troubling our reason, and consuming our health, than secret notions of jealousy in solitude."
- Aphra Behn
(Related: Health, Jealousy, Nothing, Reason, Solitude)

"Nothing beats the original Krispy Kreme."
- Jason Behr
(Related: Nothing)

"I guess what bothers me so much about what I now see going on in both Washington and in Texas is an effort to keep people from finding out about the mistakes of lawmakers and then when they're uncovered, an effort to fool people and pretend there was nothing wrong."
- Chris Bell
(Related: People, Effort, Fool, Mistakes, Nothing, Now, Washington, Wrong)

"I find it almost comforting to count calories, because it makes me conscious of what I'm eating. But on Super Bowl Sunday, I thought, 'Surrender to it. It's nacho time.' Then I ate nothing but Doritos all day."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Time, Thought, Day, Eating, Nothing)

"I find it almost comforting to count calories, because it makes me conscious of what I'm eating. But on Super Bowl Sunday, I thought, 'Surrender to it. It's nacho time.' Then I ate nothing but Doritos all day."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Time, Thought, Day, Eating, Nothing)

"The liberation movement which I led in Algeria, the organization that I created to fight the French army, was at first a small movement of nothing at all. We were but some tens of people throughout Algeria, a territory that is five times the size of France."
- Ahmed Ben Bella
(Related: People, Army, Fight, First, France, Nothing)

"For me everything in the film was gradually building, becoming more emotional, so it helped. At the end of it all I was emotionally drained. At that point I took Rose's view, that this has to happen, there's nothing I can do about it."
- Camilla Belle
(Related: Building, End, Film, Nothing)

"Just as there is nothing between the admirable omelet and the intolerable, so with autobiography."
- Hilaire Belloc
(Related: Autobiography, Nothing)

"Be content to remember that those who can make omelettes properly can do nothing else."
- Hilaire Belloc
(Related: Content, Nothing)

"From quiet homes and first beginning, out to the undiscovered ends, there's nothing worth the wear of winning, but laughter and the love of friends."
- Hilaire Belloc
(Related: Love, Winning, Beginning, First, Friends, Laughter, Nothing, Quiet, Worth)

"Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell, no!"
- John Belushi
(Related: Hell, Nothing)

"To be a gourmet you must start early, as you must begin riding early to be a good horseman. You must live in France, your father must have been a gourmet. Nothing in life must interest you but your stomach."
- Ludwig Bemelmans
(Related: Life, Father, France, Interest, Nothing)

"Nothing makes a man feel older than to hear a band coming up the street and not to have the impulse to rush downstairs and out on to the sidewalk."
- Robert Benchley
(Related: Man, Nothing)

"A real hangover is nothing to try out family remedies on. The only cure for a real hangover is death."
- Robert Benchley
(Related: Death, Family, Cure, Nothing, Remedies)

"I have tried to know absolutely nothing about a great many things, and I have succeeded fairly well."
- Robert Benchley
(Related: Nothing)

"Drawing on my fine command of the English language, I said nothing."
- Robert Benchley
(Related: English, Language, Nothing)

"Nothing seems to me more doubtful than Aristotle's remark that it is probable the arts and philosophy have several times been discovered and several times lost."
- Julien Benda
(Related: Nothing, Philosophy)

"The Marxist analysis has got nothing to do with what happened in Stalin's Russia: it's like blaming Jesus Christ for the Inquisition in Spain."
- Tony Benn
(Related: Christ, Nothing, Spain)

"Your own mind is a sacred enclosure into which nothing harmful can enter except by your permission."
- Arnold Bennett
(Related: Mind, Nothing)

"Always behave as if nothing had happened, no matter what has happened."
- Arnold Bennett
(Related: Nothing)

"A rejection is nothing more than a necessary step in the pursuit of success."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Success, Nothing, Pursuit, Rejection)

"We have managed to acquire $13 trillion of debt on our balance sheet. In my view we have nothing to show for it. We haven't invested in our roads, our bridges, our waste-water systems, our sewer systems. We haven't even maintained the assets that our parents and grandparents built for us."
- Michael Bennett
(Related: Balance, Debt, Grandparents, Nothing, Waste)

"What Bill O'Reilly says means nothing. What Stephen Bennett says means nothing. What God says means everything."
- Stephen Bennett
(Related: God, Nothing)

"Twilight is about getting older and relationships - not about a murder mystery. It's about love when you reach a certain age; nothing is in primary colors."
- Robert Benton
(Related: Love, Age, Colors, Murder, Mystery, Nothing, Relationships, Twilight)

"I only knew basic western trail riding. Nothing fancy."
- Julie Benz
(Related: Fancy, Nothing)

"Nothing can be said, including this statement, that has not been said before."
- John Berendt
(Related: Nothing)

"Quite a few operas are still being commissioned around the world, although nothing apart from audience popularity can ensure more than a few performances."
- Bruce Beresford
(Related: Being, Nothing, Popularity, World)

"There is nothing in this game of golf that can't be improved upon if you practice."
- Patty Berg
(Related: Golf, Nothing, Practice)

"When there is nothing to fear is the time to begin fearing everything."
- Jose Bergamin
(Related: Time, Fear, Nothing)

"Nothing in the nature around us is evil. This needs to be repeated since one of the human ways of talking oneself into inhuman acts is to cite the supposed cruelty of nature."
- John Berger
(Related: Nature, Cruelty, Evil, Needs, Nothing, Talking)

"The present contains nothing more than the past, and what is found in the effect was already in the cause."
- Henri Bergson
(Related: Cause, Effect, Nothing, Past, Present)

"There is nothing in philosophy which could not be said in everyday language."
- Henri Bergson
(Related: Language, Nothing, Philosophy)

"A mind at liberty to reflect on its own observations, if it produce nothing useful to the world, seldom fails of entertainment to itself."
- George Berkeley
(Related: Entertainment, Liberty, Mind, Nothing, World)

"Little things seem nothing, but they give peace, like those meadow flowers which individually seem odorless but all together perfume the air."
- Georges Bernanos
(Related: Peace, Flowers, Nothing)

"A poor man with nothing in his belly needs hope, illusion, more than bread."
- Georges Bernanos
(Related: Hope, Illusion, Man, Needs, Nothing, Poor)

"A thought which does not result in an action is nothing much, and an action which does not proceed from a thought is nothing at all."
- Georges Bernanos
(Related: Thought, Action, Nothing, Result)

"Man can learn nothing except by going from the known to the unknown."
- Claude Bernard
(Related: Man, Nothing)

"A fact in itself is nothing. It is valuable only for the idea attached to it, or for the proof which it furnishes."
- Claude Bernard
(Related: Idea, Fact, Nothing, Proof)

"There's nothing undignified about lying about all day and being waited on by servants, sipping bloody champagne."
- Jeffrey Bernard
(Related: Being, Day, Lying, Nothing)

"I enjoy doing nothing."
- Jeffrey Bernard
(Related: Nothing)

"You can say the right thing about a product and nobody will listen. You've got to say it in such a way that people will feel it in their gut. Because if they don't feel it, nothing will happen."
- William Bernbach
(Related: People, Nothing, Right, Will)

"Smut, if it's really smut, there's nothing backing it up. It's the easy way out."
- Sandra Bernhard
(Related: Nothing)

"To be a good actor... it is necessary to have a firmly tempered soul, to be surprised at nothing, to resume each minute the laborious task that has barely just been finished."
- Sarah Bernhardt
(Related: Soul, Actor, Nothing)

"There's nothing like coming home here, having the day off or morning off and going surfing. In Orlando I don't know what I would do."
- Corbin Bernsen
(Related: Home, Day, Nothing)

"Nothing is given to man on earth - struggle is built into the nature of life, and conflict is possible - the hero is the man who lets no obstacle prevent him from pursuing the values he has chosen."
- Andrew Bernstein
(Related: Nature, Life, Values, Conflict, Earth, Man, Nothing, Struggle)

"In baseball, you don't know nothing."
- Yogi Berra
(Related: Baseball, Nothing)

"I know I'm only one human being and I'm only making one tiny contribution and it's nothing more than that."
- Halle Berry
(Related: Being, Nothing)

"It is true I had been successful on a small scale in overcoming one of the main difficulties in the new process, but there was still much to invent, and much that at that period I necessarily knew nothing about."
- Henry Bessemer
(Related: Successful, Difficulties, Nothing, Overcoming)

"Faith is the first factor in a life devoted to service. Without it, nothing is possible. With it, nothing is impossible."
- Mary McLeod Bethune
(Related: Faith, Life, First, Nothing, Service)

"Without faith, nothing is possible. With it, nothing is impossible."
- Mary McLeod Bethune
(Related: Faith, Nothing)

"Who cares about great marks left behind? We have one life... just one. Our life. We have nothing else."
- Ugo Betti
(Related: Life, Nothing)

"Murderers, in general, are people who are consistent, people who are obsessed with one idea and nothing else."
- Ugo Betti
(Related: People, Idea, Nothing)

"'Mad' is a term we use to describe a man who is obsessed with one idea and nothing else."
- Ugo Betti
(Related: Idea, Man, Nothing)

"In the Bhagavad Gita, there is no long discussion, nothing elaborate. The main reason for this is that everything stated in the Gita is meant to be tested in the life of every man; it is intended to be verified in practice."
- Vinoba Bhave
(Related: Life, Gita, Man, Nothing, Practice, Reason)

"Philosophy: A route of many roads leading from nowhere to nothing."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Leading, Nothing)

"Compromise, n. Such an adjustment of conflicting interests as gives each adversary the satisfaction of thinking he has got what he ought not to have, and is deprived of nothing except what was justly his due."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Compromise, Nothing, Satisfaction, Thinking)

"But because it was able to balance that kind of humor with a sweet story and characters you really rooted for and also got across the girls' point of view, I've heard nothing but great things from younger and older females as well."
- Jason Biggs
(Related: Humor, Balance, Girls, Nothing)

"Banks' beer. There's nothing like it! To Brazil. And to Barbados justice."
- Ronald Biggs
(Related: Banks, Beer, Brazil, Justice, Nothing)

"Nothing of course was ever done to Bill for the killing of Tutt."
- Buffalo Bill
(Related: Killing, Nothing)

"Remember the poor, it costs nothing."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Nothing, Poor)

"There is nothing so easy to learn as experience and nothing so hard to apply."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Experience, Nothing)

"There is no greater evidence of superior intelligence than to be surprised at nothing."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Intelligence, Nothing)

"It is better to know nothing than to know what ain't so."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Nothing)

"My mother was right: When you've got nothing left, all you can do is get into silk underwear and start reading Proust."
- Jane Birkin
(Related: Mother, Nothing, Reading)

"The future is an opaque mirror. Anyone who tries to look into it sees nothing but the dim outlines of an old and worried face."
- Jim Bishop
(Related: Future, Nothing, Old)

"It is difficult to live in the present, ridiculous to live in the future and impossible to live in the past. Nothing is as far away as one minute ago."
- Jim Bishop
(Related: Future, Nothing, Past, Present)

"I have watched people who have nothing to do with the film business, but who have become part of the circle for a short period of time. They can be truly devastated when the film wraps and people leave."
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Related: Business, Time, People, Film, Nothing)

"Let me pose you a question. Can farm-raised salmon be organic when its feed has nothing to do with its natural diet, even if the feed itself is supposedly organic, and the fish themselves are packed tightly in pens, swimming in their own filth?"
- Mark Bittman
(Related: Diet, Fish, Nothing, Question)

"I want to do nothing chic, I want to have ideas before beginning a piece."
- Georges Bizet
(Related: Ideas, Beginning, Nothing, Want)

"If nothing else, I have money."
- Bjork
(Related: Money, Nothing)

"Nothing is a career move. Everything I've done this year has so not been a career move."
- Cilla Black
(Related: Career, Nothing)

"There's nothing you can really do to prepare to rock. Do you prepare to eat a delicious meal? Are you hungry? Then you're gonna eat it."
- Jack Black
(Related: Nothing)

"I was hoping for it to be possibly a movie career as I still would like to see that happen. I enjoyed making 200 Motels and did try out for a few things when I lived in LA, but nothing ever happened. I'm still hoping though."
- Jimmy Carl Black
(Related: Career, Nothing)

"Republicans have nothing but bad ideas and Democrats have no ideas."
- Lewis Black
(Related: Ideas, Democrats, Nothing, Republicans)

"And I know this happens because I took economics, and I'd explain it to ya, but I flunked that course. Not my fault. They taught it at 8 o'clock in the morning. And there is absolutely nothing you can learn out of one bloodshot eye."
- Lewis Black
(Related: Economics, Eye, Fault, Nothing)

"I often quote Ronald Reagan, who is pretty close to my favorite President ever, I will have to say that, but one of my favorite remarks he ever made was that when you look at Federal programs, there is nothing so close to eternal life on Earth as a Federal Government program."
- Marsha Blackburn
(Related: Government, Life, Earth, Favorite, Nothing, President, Pretty, Will)

"No More Avengers! There's nothing new to get out of it - I want to go forward, not backward."
- Honor Blackman
(Related: Nothing, Want)

"The public good is in nothing more essentially interested, than in the protection of every individual's private rights."
- William Blackstone
(Related: Rights, Nothing, Protection, Public)

"Nothing I do can't be done by a 10-year-old with 15 years of practice."
- Harry Blackstone, Jr.
(Related: Nothing, Practice, Years)

"I have nothing to do with counting the votes."
- Kenneth Blackwell
(Related: Nothing)

"I got behind that pencil and nothing happened for many years, but since they put me in the Songwriters Hall of Fame, I've turned around. I took a good look at myself and said, I think it's time to get back at work."
- Otis Blackwell
(Related: Time, Work, Fame, Nothing, Years)

"His imagination conceived and bore - worlds; but nothing in these worlds became alive until he discovered its true and living name. The name was the breath of life; and, sooner or later, he invariably found it."
- Algernon H. Blackwood
(Related: Imagination, Life, Living, Name, Nothing)

"The thing I was attracted to as a little girl was Kirk, Bones and Spock, and their utter loyalty. There's nothing more powerful than that."
- Jolene Blalock
(Related: Loyalty, Nothing)

"We know well enough that if we repeal this law and give nothing for it, the people of this country will regard it as a total demonetization of silver, which it will be, so far as this Congress is concerned, without any question."
- Richard Parks Bland
(Related: People, Congress, Country, Law, Nothing, Question, Will)

"I'd sold the book first. Actually to a paperback publisher. I had nothing. I just had the idea."
- William Peter Blatty
(Related: Idea, First, Nothing)

"There are times when what's happening in rock is the best music in the world, and there are times when there is nothing worthwhile at all."
- Carla Bley
(Related: Music, Nothing, World)

"Nothing is more singular about this generation than its addiction to music."
- Allan Bloom
(Related: Music, Addiction, Nothing)

"I think Freud is about contamination, but I think that is something he learned from Shakespeare, because Shakespeare is about nothing but contamination, you might say."
- Harold Bloom
(Related: Nothing, Shakespeare)

"Lord of the Rings was my first experience making movies and at the time, I had no ideas how movies were done. I thought that's the way they're done, so in a way, I had nothing to compare it to."
- Orlando Bloom
(Related: Experience, Movies, Time, Thought, Ideas, First, Nothing)

"The capitalist class shoots down mothers and children. It stops at nothing, no matter how monstrous, to prevent the organization of the workers."
- Ella R. Bloor
(Related: Children, Class, Mothers, Nothing, Workers)

"I think I don't want to use drugs or medicine, so nothing. The only way is to go on stage and to hope."
- Andrea Bocelli
(Related: Hope, Drugs, Medicine, Nothing, Want)

"What does one tell a husband? One tells him nothing."
- Dewitt Bodeen
(Related: Husband, Nothing)

"To see nothing is to perceive the Way, and to understand nothing is to know the Dharma, because seeing is neither seeing nor not seeing and because understanding is neither understanding nor not understanding."
- Bodhidharma
(Related: Nothing, Understanding)

"Nothing is miserable unless you think it is so."
- Boethius
(Related: Nothing)

"The dreadful burden of having nothing to do."
- Nicolas Boileau
(Related: Burden, Nothing)

"There's a lot of bad things going on but I didn't do nothing."
- Manute Bol
(Related: Nothing)

"I'd like to do things to make money to save myself but right now I can't do nothing. If they want to put me in jail, they can do that. It's kind of tough."
- Manute Bol
(Related: Money, Nothing, Now, Right, Want)

"Good Christian people, I am come hither to die, for according to the law, and by the law I am judged to die, and therefore I will speak nothing against it. I am come hither to accuse no man, nor to speak anything of that, whereof I am accused and condemned to die."
- Anne Boleyn
(Related: People, Christian, Law, Man, Nothing, Will)

"Not for nothing is their motto TGIF - 'Thank God It's Friday.' They live for the weekends, when they can go do what they really want to do."
- Richard Nelson Bolles
(Related: God, Nothing, Want)

"It profits a man nothing to give his soul for the whole world... but for Wales!"
- Robert Bolt
(Related: Soul, Man, Nothing, World)

"No matter how great we get with digital formats of instrumentation, nothing really quite duplicates the real thing."
- Michael Bolton
(Related: Nothing)

"Out of nothing I have created a strange new universe."
- Janos Bolyai
(Related: Nothing, Universe)

"When a child is locked in the bathroom with water running and he says he's doing nothing but the dog is barking, call 911."
- Erma Bombeck
(Related: Nothing, Running, Water)

"There's nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child."
- Erma Bombeck
(Related: Christmas, Nothing, World)

"There is nothing more miserable in the world than to arrive in paradise and look like your passport photo."
- Erma Bombeck
(Related: Paradise, Nothing, World)

"Nothing need be apprehended from this miserable adventurer."
- Louis Bonaparte
(Related: Nothing)

"Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Death, Nothing)

"Ability is nothing without opportunity."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Opportunity, Ability, Nothing)

"If you wish to be a success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Success, Nothing, Promise, World)

"Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Nothing)

"Women are nothing but machines for producing children."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Women, Children, Machines, Nothing)

"Sometimes that happens. I know how it feels to lose eight or nine to nothing. It can be frustrating but it was good for us. This was a team that was hot the last nine games. It seemed like any puck we touched went our way."
- Peter Bondra
(Related: Games, Nothing)

"There is nothing better than walking out and hitting a home run."
- Barry Bonds
(Related: Home, Nothing, Walking)

"If we'd have said we were not upset, they would have thought we were so rich it meant nothing to us, and if we say we're upset about it, they'll say money is all we care about."
- John Bonham
(Related: Money, Thought, Care, Nothing)

"But the suit I wear is my work attire, and nothing else."
- Rosa Bonheur
(Related: Work, Nothing)

"Human love has little regard for the truth. It makes the truth relative, since nothing, not even the truth, must come between it and the beloved person."
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
(Related: Love, Truth, Nothing)

"Dreams are the seeds of change. Nothing ever grows without a seed, and nothing ever changes without a dream."
- Debby Boone
(Related: Dreams, Change, Nothing)

"Then the album created a tremendous furor and got me kicked off Christian television for two months, and then restored after they settled down and listened to the music and realized there was nothing wrong with it."
- Pat Boone
(Related: Music, Christian, Months, Nothing, Television, Wrong)

"I've always wanted to stay involved with young people. I never bought into the idea that entertainers owe nothing to their audience except a good performance."
- Pat Boone
(Related: People, Idea, Performance, Nothing)

"Nothing is really real unless it happens on television."
- Daniel J. Boorstin
(Related: Nothing, Television)

"There is nothing quite so depressing as waking up to face a day when you know that you are going to have to deal with a government office or bureaucrat."
- Neal Boortz
(Related: Government, Day, Nothing, Office, Waking)

"The flattery of posterity is not worth much more than contemporary flattery, which is worth nothing."
- Jorge Luis Borges
(Related: Flattery, Nothing, Posterity, Worth)

"Writing is nothing more than a guided dream."
- Jorge Luis Borges
(Related: Dream, Nothing, Writing)

"Nothing is built on stone; all is built on sand, but we must build as if the sand were stone."
- Jorge Luis Borges
(Related: Nothing)

"It's a vast, lonely, forbidding expanse of nothing rather like clouds and clouds of pumice stone. And it certainly does not appear to be a very inviting place to live or work."
- Frank Borman
(Related: Work, Clouds, Lonely, Nothing)

"I am convinced that nothing we do is more important than hiring and developing people. At the end of the day you bet on people, not on strategies."
- Larry Bossidy
(Related: People, Day, End, Hiring, Nothing)

"There is nothing worth the wear of winning, but laughter and the love of friends."
- James Boswell
(Related: Love, Winning, Friends, Laughter, Nothing, Worth)

"There is nothing more exciting in sport when the top two countries in the world are battling for the Ashes."
- Ian Botham
(Related: Countries, Nothing, World)

"There is nothing final about a mistake, except its being taken as final."
- Phyllis Bottome
(Related: Mistake, Being, Nothing)

"There is nothing more foreign to a civilised and democratic system than preventive detention."
- Robert Bourassa
(Related: Nothing)

"For your born writer, nothing is so healing as the realization that he has come upon the right word."
- Catherine Drinker Bowen
(Related: Healing, Nothing, Right, Word, Writer)

"Nothing can happen nowhere. The locale of the happening always colours the happening, and often, to a degree, shapes it."
- Elizabeth Bowen
(Related: Nothing)

"The act is truth. Nothing that was ever recorded is truth. Nothing that was ever said is truth. Only the act."
- Jack Bowman
(Related: Truth, Act, Nothing)

"There is nothing so uncertain as a sure thing."
- Scotty Bowman
(Related: Nothing)

"I like to work for a while, and then do nothing for some period."
- Peter Boyle
(Related: Work, Nothing)

"There is nothing like playing for the team you grew up rooting for."
- Milton Bradley
(Related: Nothing)

"I know this golf tournament has my name on it but it's not about me. It's about the Louisiana Tech family. There is nothing greater than being a part of the Bulldog family."
- Terry Bradshaw
(Related: Family, Being, Golf, Name, Nothing)

"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
(Related: Comfort, Desire, Nothing, Space, Spiritual, World)

"Men long for an afterlife in which there apparently is nothing to do but delight in heaven's wonders."
- Louis D. Brandeis
(Related: Men, Afterlife, Delight, Heaven, Nothing, Wonders)

"Today I bought two lottery tickets, because I had a feeling that it would be now or never - they were both blanks. So I am not going to be rich after all. Nothing at all to be done about it."
- Eva Braun
(Related: Feeling, Nothing, Now, Today)

"There is only one thing I want. I would like to be seriously ill, and to hear nothing more about him for at least a week. Why doesn't something happen to me? Why do I have to go through all this? If only I had never set eyes on him!"
- Eva Braun
(Related: Eyes, Nothing, Want)

"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
(Related: Nothing, Perfection, Space, Wrong)

"There is nothing wrong where we reach a point where maybe everybody could claim a victory. I think it would be good for the American people, which should be our first priority."
- John Breaux
(Related: People, Victory, American, First, Nothing, Wrong)

"If you put garbage in a computer nothing comes out but garbage. But this garbage, having passed through a very expensive machine, is somehow ennobled and none dare criticize it."
- Rory Bremner
(Related: Computer, Machine, Nothing)

"When you've got something to prove, there's nothing greater than a challenge."
- Terry Brennan
(Related: Challenge, Nothing)

"Nothing is going to stop Mike Tyson that doesn't have a motor attached."
- David Brenner
(Related: Nothing)

"The number one rule of thieves is that nothing is too small to steal."
- Jimmy Breslin
(Related: Nothing)

"Nothing retains less of desire in art, in science, than this will to industry, booty, possession."
- Andre Breton
(Related: Art, Science, Desire, Nothing, Possession, Will)

"There is nothing with which it is so dangerous to take liberties as liberty itself."
- Andre Breton
(Related: Liberty, Nothing)

"Dangerous because your present Administration and its specialized agencies by all accounts know no restraint in hitting out at any perceived enemy of America, and nobody or nothing can protect one from their vindictiveness."
- Breyten Breytenbach
(Related: America, Enemy, Nothing, Present, Restraint)

"There's nothing more erotic than a clean bill of health, my friend."
- Chris A. Bridges
(Related: Health, Friend, Nothing)

"If the guilt of sin is so great that nothing can satisfy it but the blood of Jesus; and the filth of sin is so great that nothing can fetch out the stain thereof but the blood of Jesus, how great, how heinous, how sinful must the evil of sin be."
- William Throsby Bridges
(Related: Blood, Evil, Guilt, Nothing, Sin)

"I knew absolutely nothing about acting, and had to be taught everything. Some people are born naturals and know how to walk, talk and hold themselves. I didn't and had to learn everything."
- Richard Briers
(Related: People, Acting, Nothing, Talk)

"The funny thing is all these school shootings that we have, always happen in very religious communities. Maybe it's because the centre of their lives is a big fat nothing and it's just a fantasy and there's nothing there. I think maybe that might have something to do with it."
- Matthew Bright
(Related: Funny, Fantasy, Nothing, Religious, School)

"Hey, nothing grows to the sky. There will be a successor movement. Right now it's nascent."
- Peter Brimelow
(Related: Nothing, Now, Right, Sky, Will)

"I'm not anybody's judge; I don't know what motivates people to do what they do. But I have a lot of admiration for anybody who can start with absolutely nothing and make a little something out of it."
- Wilford Brimley
(Related: People, Admiration, Nothing)

"People have the illusion that all over the world, all the time, all kinds of fantastic things are happening. When in fact, over most of the world, most of the time, nothing is happening."
- David Brinkley
(Related: Time, People, Fact, Illusion, Nothing, World)

"Once you sell yourself, it's over. You've got nothing left."
- Morgan Brittany
(Related: Nothing)

"When I see a colour or hear a sound, I am aware of something, and not of nothing."
- Charles D. Broad
(Related: Nothing, Sound)

"I have thousands of opinions still - but that is down from millions - and, as always, I know nothing."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: Nothing, Opinions)

"Science has nothing to be ashamed of even in the ruins of Nagasaki. The shame is theirs who appeal to other values than the human imaginative values which science has evolved."
- Jacob Bronowski
(Related: Science, Values, Nothing, Shame)

"You know full well as I do the value of sisters' affections: There is nothing like it in this world."
- Charlotte Bronte
(Related: Nothing, Sisters, Value, World)

"The battle is on, and nothing less than the soul of America is at stake."
- Arthur C. Brooks
(Related: Soul, America, Battle, Nothing)

"There is nothing inherently fair about equalizing incomes. If the government penalizes you for working harder than somebody else, that is unfair. If you save your money but retire with the same pension as a free-spending neighbor, that is also unfair."
- Arthur C. Brooks
(Related: Government, Money, Nothing)

"FDR created today's 30 percent coalition. Obama wants to finish the job by turning it into a permanent ruling majority. There's nothing new about the Obama Narrative. It is the FDR Narrative on steroids. It is intended to lead to greater statism and political gain."
- Arthur C. Brooks
(Related: Gain, Job, Majority, Nothing, Today)

"Nothing is sadder than having worldly standards without worldly means."
- Van Wyck Brooks
(Related: Nothing)

"Everything is Song. Everything is Silence. Since it all turns out to be illusion, perfectly being what it is, having nothing to do with good or bad, you are free to die laughing."
- James Broughton
(Related: Being, Illusion, Nothing, Silence, Song)

"Socialism is nothing more nor less than the social, political and ideological system which breaks the fetters upon economic growth created under capitalism and opens the way to a new period of economic and social expansion on a much larger scale."
- Earl Browder
(Related: Growth, Capitalism, Nothing, Socialism)

"I have nothing but sympathy for the people who are forced to work with me. I'm better now at picking out those that want to play that game with me, and those that don't."
- Alton Brown
(Related: Work, Sympathy, People, Nothing, Now, Play, Want)

"There is nothing that you could say to me now that I could ever believe."
- Gordon Brown
(Related: Nothing, Now)

"I'm a father; that's what matters most. Nothing matters more."
- Gordon Brown
(Related: Father, Nothing)

"I've been held responsible for taxes I know nothing about."
- James Brown
(Related: Nothing, Taxes)

"When you win, say nothing. When you lose, say less."
- Paul Brown
(Related: Nothing)

"I believe you are your work. Don't trade the stuff of your life, time, for nothing more than dollars. That's a rotten bargain."
- Rita Mae Brown
(Related: Life, Time, Work, Bargain, Nothing, Trade)

"Nothing is better for a young journalist than to go and write about something that other people don't know about. If you can afford to send yourself to some foreign part, I still think that's by far the best way to break in."
- Tina Brown
(Related: People, Nothing)

"When you have nothing important or interesting to say, don't let anyone persuade you to say it."
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
(Related: Nothing)

"Nothing is more expensive than a missed opportunity."
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
(Related: Opportunity, Nothing)

"There was a time when we expected nothing of our children but obedience, as opposed to the present, when we expect everything of them but obedience."
- Anatole Broyard
(Related: Time, Children, Nothing, Obedience, Present)

"Nothing makes you feel that you've overstayed your welcome like a flower arrangement that has withered and died."
- Holly Brubach
(Related: Nothing)

"Nothing surpasses the beauty and elegance of a bad idea."
- Craig Bruce
(Related: Beauty, Idea, Elegance, Nothing)

"When you're eight years old nothing is your business."
- Lenny Bruce
(Related: Business, Nothing, Old, Years)

"I hate small towns because once you've seen the cannon in the park there's nothing else to do."
- Lenny Bruce
(Related: Hate, Nothing)

"But we discovered that, although I liked publishing, the commercial side meant nothing at all to me."
- Dick Bruna
(Related: Nothing, Publishing)

"None so little enjoy themselves, and are such burdens to themselves, as those who have nothing to do. Only the active have the true relish of life."
- William Jennings Bryan
(Related: Life, Nothing)

"I ain't nothing but a winner."
- Paul Bryant
(Related: Nothing)

"If you have a Stradivarius and nobody to play it, it's just a Stradivarius. Or is it even that? It's nothing."
- Peabo Bryson
(Related: Nothing, Play)

"The world is chaos. Nothingness is the yet-to-be-born god of the world."
- Georg Buchner
(Related: God, Chaos, Nothingness, World)

"Nothing in life is as good as the marriage of true minds between man and woman. As good? It is life itself."
- Pearl S. Buck
(Related: Life, Marriage, Man, Nothing, Woman)

"I don't wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has got to get down to work."
- Pearl S. Buck
(Related: Work, Mind, Moods, Nothing)

"Nothing and no one can destroy the Chinese people. They are relentless survivors."
- Pearl S. Buck
(Related: People, Nothing)

"Words are beautiful but restricted. They're very masculine, with a compact frame. But voice is over the dark, the place where there's nothing to hang on: it comes from a part of yourself that simply knows, expresses itself, and is."
- Jeff Buckley
(Related: Nothing, Voice, Words)

"Coming from a farming background, I saw nothing out of the ordinary in running barefoot, although it seemed to startle the rest of the athletics world. I have always enjoyed going barefoot and when I was growing up I seldom wore shoes, even when I went into town."
- Zola Budd
(Related: Growing up, Nothing, Rest, Running, World)

"To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one's own in the midst of abundance."
- Buddha
(Related: Life, Abundance, Nothing)

"There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills."
- Buddha
(Related: People, Habit, Doubt, Nothing, Poison)

"Today people who hold cash equivalents feel comfortable. They shouldn't. They have opted for a terrible long-term asset, one that pays virtually nothing and is certain to depreciate in value."
- Warren Buffett
(Related: People, Nothing, Today, Value)

"I can do nothing with the enemy save observe him."
- John Buford
(Related: Enemy, Nothing)

"This depravation of our nature is nothing else but the blotting out of God's image in us."
- Heinrich Bullinger
(Related: Nature, God, Nothing)

"There is nothing certain in a man's life but that he must lose it."
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
(Related: Life, Man, Nothing)

"There is nothing so agonizing to the fine skin of vanity as the application of a rough truth."
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
(Related: Truth, Nothing, Skin, Vanity)

"Heredity is nothing but stored environment."
- Luther Burbank
(Related: Environment, Heredity, Nothing)

"There are no bona fide treatments available for embryonic stem cells. There is nothing in the laboratory, and there is certainly nothing in the clinics available to patients."
- Michael Burgess
(Related: Nothing)

"All that's necessary for the forces of evil to win in the world is for enough good men to do nothing."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Men, Evil, Nothing, World)

"Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises, for never intending to go beyond promise, it costs nothing."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Hypocrisy, Nothing, Promise, Promises)

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Men, Evil, Nothing)

"Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Mistake, Nothing)

"Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Religion, Indifference, Nothing)

"Nothing turns out to be so oppressive and unjust as a feeble government."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Government, Nothing)

"People crushed by laws, have no hope but to evade power. If the laws are their enemies, they will be enemies to the law; and those who have most to hope and nothing to lose will always be dangerous."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Power, People, Hope, Enemies, Law, Laws, Nothing, Will)

"Poetry is the art of substantiating shadows, and of lending existence to nothing."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Art, Poetry, Existence, Nothing, Shadows)

"There's nothing like rejection to make you do an inventory of yourself."
- James Lee Burke
(Related: Nothing, Rejection)

"The greatest thing to be achieved in advertising, in my opinion, is believability, and nothing is more believable than the product itself."
- Leo Burnett
(Related: Advertising, Nothing, Opinion)

"But my point is these Civil War songs were gruesome. The hatred that's so bad in this country today, and for the past 10 or 15 years, bad as it is, is nothing compared to the kind of things people would write down and sing back in the Civil War."
- T-Bone Burnett
(Related: War, People, Country, Hatred, Nothing, Past, Songs, Today, Years)

"I am ashamed of confessing that I have nothing to confess."
- Fanny Burney
(Related: Nothing)

"Well, my aspirations certainly were not to be in a pre-school show. I mean, it's certainly nothing that I considered; it's nothing I ever thought anyone would ever let me do."
- Steve Burns
(Related: Thought, Aspirations, Nothing)

"Nothing is true, everything is permitted."
- William S. Burroughs
(Related: Nothing)

"The cat does not offer services. The cat offers itself. Of course he wants care and shelter. You don't buy love for nothing."
- William S. Burroughs
(Related: Love, Care, Nothing)

"Have a mind that's open to everything, get attached to nothing."
- Gary Busey
(Related: Mind, Nothing, Open)

"I'm just not political. I have opinions, but there's nothing about the process that has ever interested me. I'm 22, and this is the first interview I've ever done in my life."
- Jenna Bush
(Related: Life, First, Nothing, Opinions)

"I enjoy getting riled up, and nothing's gonna do that for you like a good scary movie."
- Sophia Bush
(Related: Nothing)

"In Hanover Park they highlighted the terrible plight of backyard dwellers and the fact that year after year nothing has been done to help you: the hope and despair you all live with every day."
- Mangosuthu Buthelezi
(Related: Hope, Day, Despair, Fact, Help, Nothing)

"A golf course is nothing but a pool room moved outdoors."
- Frank Butler
(Related: Golf, Nothing)

"You can do very little with faith, but you can do nothing without it."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Faith, Nothing)

"In law, nothing is certain but the expense."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Law, Nothing)

"Faith - you can do very little with it, but you can do nothing without it."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Faith, Nothing)

"There is nothing which at once affects a man so much and so little as his own death."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Death, Man, Nothing)

"There is nothing so unthinkable as thought, unless it be the entire absence of thought."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Thought, Absence, Nothing)

"The Bible may be the truth, but it is not the whole truth and nothing but the truth."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Truth, Bible, May, Nothing)

"The one serious conviction that a man should have is that nothing is to be taken too seriously."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Conviction, Man, Nothing)

"The healthy stomach is nothing if it is not conservative. Few radicals have good digestions."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Conservative, Nothing)

"War is just a racket... I believe in adequate defense at the coastline and nothing else."
- Smedley Butler
(Related: War, Defense, Nothing)

"Nothing stops the man who desires to achieve. Every obstacle is simply a course to develop his achievement muscle. It's a strengthening of his powers of accomplishment."
- Eric Butterworth
(Related: Achievement, Accomplishment, Man, Nothing)

"The next morning we saw nothing of the enemy, though we were still lying to."
- John Byng
(Related: Enemy, Lying, Nothing)

"Sometimes it's a form of love just to talk to somebody that you have nothing in common with and still be fascinated by their presence."
- David Byrne
(Related: Love, Nothing, Talk)

"From doing A Moon for the Misbegotten, I've learned that nobody's love can save anybody else. There are people who want to die, and nothing or nobody will stop them. The only one who can save you is yourself."
- Gabriel Byrne
(Related: Love, People, Moon, Nothing, Want, Will)

"I am sure of nothing so little as my own intentions."
- George Byron
(Related: Intentions, Nothing)

"Her great merit is finding out mine; there is nothing so amiable as discernment."
- George Byron
(Related: Merit, Nothing)

"Nothing can confound a wise man more than laughter from a dunce."
- George Byron
(Related: Laughter, Man, Nothing)

"What is fame? The advantage of being known by people of whom you yourself know nothing, and for whom you care as little."
- Lord Byron
(Related: People, Being, Care, Fame, Nothing)

"There is something pagan in me that I cannot shake off. In short, I deny nothing, but doubt everything."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Doubt, Nothing)

"This man is freed from servile bands, Of hope to rise, or fear to fall; Lord of himself, though not of lands, And leaving nothing, yet hath all."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Fear, Hope, Man, Nothing)

"'Tis pleasant, sure, to see one's name in print. A book's a book, although there's nothing in 't."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Name, Nothing)

"I have always believed that all things depended upon Fortune, and nothing upon ourselves."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Fortune, Nothing)

"For pleasures past I do not grieve, nor perils gathering near; My greatest grief is that I leave nothing that claims a tear."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Grief, Nothing, Past)

"But what is Hope? Nothing but the paint on the face of Existence; the least touch of truth rubs it off, and then we see what a hollow-cheeked harlot we have got hold of."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Truth, Hope, Existence, Nothing)

"Her great merit is finding out mine - there is nothing so amiable as discernment."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Merit, Nothing)

"Men think highly of those who rise rapidly in the world; whereas nothing rises quicker than dust, straw, and feathers."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Men, Nothing, World)

"There's nothing more boring than actors talking about acting."
- James Caan
(Related: Acting, Actors, Nothing, Talking)

"There's nothing secret about it. Everyone knows that I am waiting for my real parents, the king and queen, to come restore me to my rightful throne."
- Meg Cabot
(Related: Nothing, Parents, Queen, Waiting)

"Set your sights high, the higher the better. Expect the most wonderful things to happen, not in the future but right now. Realize that nothing is too good. Allow absolutely nothing to hamper you or hold you up in any way."
- Eileen Caddy
(Related: Future, Nothing, Now, Right)

"The law serves of nought else in these days but for to do wrong, for nothing is spread almost but false matters by color of the law for reward, dread and favor and so no remedy is had in the Court of Equity in any way."
- Jack Cade
(Related: Court, Law, Nothing, Reward, Wrong)

"Fear has nothing to do with cowardice. A fellow is only yellow when he lets his fear make him quit."
- Jerome Cady
(Related: Fear, Cowardice, Nothing)

"There is poetry as soon as we realize that we possess nothing."
- John Cage
(Related: Poetry, Nothing)

"I have nothing to say, I am saying it, and that is poetry."
- John Cage
(Related: Poetry, Nothing, Saying)

"There is nothing that puts a man more in your debt than that he owes you nothing."
- Mark Caine
(Related: Debt, Man, Nothing)

"There is nothing wrong in using people. The success never uses people except to their advantage."
- Mark Caine
(Related: Success, People, Nothing, Wrong)

"My literary success meant nothing to me."
- Taylor Caldwell
(Related: Success, Literary, Nothing)

"The surrender of life is nothing to sinking down into acknowledgment of inferiority."
- John C. Calhoun
(Related: Life, Inferiority, Nothing, Surrender)

"In looking back, I see nothing to regret and little to correct."
- John C. Calhoun
(Related: Nothing, Regret)

"I'm interested in everthing but passionate about nothing."
- Jeanne Calment
(Related: Nothing)

"Whoever you are, you will not write this book. I can tell you nothing. Do not call me again. Ever."
- Roberto Calvi
(Related: Nothing, Will)

"Is it faith to understand nothing, and merely submit your convictions implicitly to the Church?"
- John Calvin
(Related: Faith, Church, Nothing)

"What Romantic terminology called genius or talent or inspiration is nothing other than finding the right road empirically, following one's nose, taking shortcuts."
- Italo Calvino
(Related: Talent, Genius, Inspiration, Nothing, Right, Road, Romantic)

"Nothing dies harder than a bad idea."
- Julia Cameron
(Related: Idea, Nothing)

"Perfectionism is not a quest for the best. It is a pursuit of the worst in ourselves, the part that tells us that nothing we do will ever be good enough - that we should try again."
- Julia Cameron
(Related: Nothing, Pursuit, Quest, Will)

"By definition, a government has no conscience. Sometimes it has a policy, but nothing more."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Government, Policy, Conscience, Nothing)

"A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Truth, Nothing, Passion, Taste)

"A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Work, Art, Heart, First, Man, Nothing)

"After all, every murderer when he kills runs the risk of the most dreadful of deaths, whereas those who kill him risk nothing except promotion."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Nothing, Promotion, Risk)

"How can sincerity be a condition of friendship? A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Friendship, Truth, Nothing, Passion, Sincerity, Taste)

"Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Chance, Freedom, Nothing)

"Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Fear, Nothing, Respect)

"There is nothing that man fears more than the touch of the unknown. He wants to see what is reaching towards him, and to be able to recognize or at least classify it. Man always tends to avoid physical contact with anything strange."
- Elias Canetti
(Related: Man, Nothing)

"A "modern" man has nothing to add to modernism, if only because he has nothing to oppose it with. The well-adapted drop off the dead limb of time like lice."
- Elias Canetti
(Related: Time, Man, Nothing)

"Shakespeare said, nothing is either good nor bad but thinking makes it so."
- Dyan Cannon
(Related: Nothing, Shakespeare, Thinking)

"Robots do not hold on to life. They can't. They have nothing to hold on with - no soul, no instinct. Grass has more will to live than they do."
- Karel Capek
(Related: Life, Soul, Instinct, Nothing, Will)

"Socialism is good when it comes to wages, but it tells me nothing when it comes to other questions in life that are more private and painful, for which I must seek answers elsewhere."
- Karel Capek
(Related: Life, Answers, Nothing, Questions, Socialism, Wages)

"Nothing is stranger to man than his own image."
- Karel Capek
(Related: Man, Nothing)

"If out of all mankind one finds a single friend, he has found something more precious than any treasure, since there is nothing in the world so valuable that it can be compared to a real friend."
- Andreas Capellanus
(Related: Friend, Mankind, Nothing, Treasure, World)

"Prohibition has made nothing but trouble."
- Al Capone
(Related: Nothing, Prohibition, Trouble)

"I'll tell you what's helped me my entire life. I look at baseball as a game. It's something where people can go out, enjoy and have fun. Nothing more."
- Harry Caray
(Related: Life, People, Baseball, Fun, Nothing)

"Your work is first, learning is first, winning is everything because without it there is nothing."
- Orson Scott Card
(Related: Work, Winning, First, Learning, Nothing)

"Now is not the time to give greater protections to pharmaceutical companies that put unsafe drugs like Vioxx on the market. Such protections have nothing to do with the liability insurance crisis facing doctors and should be stripped from this bill."
- Dennis Cardoza
(Related: Time, Crisis, Doctors, Drugs, Nothing, Now)

"Nothing to me feels as good as laughing incredibly hard."
- Steve Carell
(Related: Nothing)

"Talking to my wife, we stare at each other, saying, 'How is this happening? Why is this happening? Why now?' It's nothing I ever aspired to."
- Steve Carell
(Related: Wife, Nothing, Now, Saying, Talking)

"Nothing's funny about someone who's successful."
- Drew Carey
(Related: Funny, Successful, Nothing)

"I wish your increase in holiness, number, love, religion, and righteousness; and wait you, and cease to contend with these men that are gone from us, for there is nothing that shall convince them but judgment."
- Donald Cargill
(Related: Men, Love, Religion, Holiness, Judgment, Nothing, Righteousness)

"Stress is nothing more than a socially acceptable form of mental illness."
- Richard Carlson
(Related: Illness, Nothing, Stress)

"Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Accomplishment, Nothing, Self)

"Nothing is more terrible than activity without insight."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Nothing)

"Nothing stops the man who desires to achieve. Every obstacle is simply a course to develop his achievement muscle. It's a strengthening of his powers of accomplishment."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Achievement, Accomplishment, Man, Nothing)

"Nothing that was worthy in the past departs; no truth or goodness realized by man ever dies, or can die."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Truth, Goodness, Man, Nothing, Past)

"Man is a tool-using animal. Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Man, Nothing, Tools)

"If you do not wish a man to do a thing, you had better get him to talk about it; for the more men talk, the more likely they are to do nothing else."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Men, Man, Nothing, Talk)

"There is no class so pitiably wretched as that which possesses money and nothing else."
- Andrew Carnegie
(Related: Money, Class, Nothing)

"If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done."
- Dale Carnegie
(Related: Work, Nothing, World)

"You know, nothing is ever happily-ever-after. Ever."
- Charisma Carpenter
(Related: Nothing)

"I feel like the health industry is getting nothing but stronger every day."
- Karen Carpenter
(Related: Health, Day, Nothing)

"I wanted nothing less than to be a fiction writer when I was a kid. If you had told me I would be an artist or novelist when I grew up, I would have laughed in your face."
- Caleb Carr
(Related: Artist, Fiction, Nothing, Writer)

"If there is one eternal truth of politics, it is that there are always a dozen good reasons for doing nothing."
- John le Carre
(Related: Politics, Truth, Nothing)

"People who've had very unhappy childhoods are pretty good at inventing themselves. If nobody invents you for yourself, nothing is left but to invent yourself for others."
- John Le Carre
(Related: People, Nothing, Pretty)

"I refuse to feel guilty. I feel guilty about too much in my life but not about money. I went through periods when I had nothing, so somebody in my family has to get stinkin' wealthy."
- Jim Carrey
(Related: Family, Life, Money, Nothing)

"I was so naive as a kid I used to sneak behind the barn and do nothing."
- Johnny Carson
(Related: Nothing)

"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
(Related: Future, Nothingness, Now)

"Nothing is a matter of life and death except life and death."
- Angela Carter
(Related: Death, Life, Nothing)

"I was in relationship with a guy who was much older than me - either he was past his prime and I was coming into mine. There was nothing I could do to keep his attention."
- Deana Carter
(Related: Attention, Nothing, Past)

"There is nothing more important than a good, safe, secure home."
- Rosalynn Carter
(Related: Home, Nothing)

"Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise."
- George Washington Carver
(Related: Nothing)

"You know there's nothing a Hill Democrat would rather do than criticize another Democrat. It is their favorite activity. Then they can read about how honorable they are in an Op-Ed piece, how bipartisan."
- James Carville
(Related: Favorite, Nothing)

"God is a character, a real and consistent being, or He is nothing. If God did a miracle He would deny His own nature and the universe would simply blow up, vanish, become nothing."
- Joyce Cary
(Related: Nature, God, Character, Being, Nothing, Universe)

"I look upon life as a gift from God. I did nothing to earn it. Now that the time is coming to give it back, I have no right to complain."
- Joyce Cary
(Related: Life, Time, God, Nothing, Now, Right)

"Heart and head are the constituent parts of character; temperament has almost nothing to do with it, and, therefore, character is dependent upon education, and is susceptible of being corrected and improved."
- Giacomo Casanova
(Related: Education, Heart, Character, Being, Nothing, Temperament)

"But there's nothing that gives me more thrill than when I'm writing and a couplet works. I find the right rhyme, or it's just perfect. There's nothing that exciting."
- Rosanne Cash
(Related: Nothing, Right, Writing)

"Power without a nation's confidence is nothing."
- Catherine II
(Related: Power, Confidence, Nation, Nothing)

"In the adjustment of the new order of things, we women demand an equal voice; we shall accept nothing less."
- Carrie Chapman Catt
(Related: Women, Nothing, Order, Voice)

"There is nothing more silly than a silly laugh."
- Gaius Valerius Catullus
(Related: Nothing, Silly)

"But there is nothing to be done till a horse's head is settled."
- William Cavendish
(Related: Nothing)

"The main secret for a horse that is heavy upon the hand, is for the rider to have a very light one; for when he finds nothing to bear upon with his mouth, he infallibly throws himself upon the haunches for his own security."
- William Cavendish
(Related: Light, Nothing, Security)

"These are excellent lessons to break him, and make him light in hand: but nothing puts a horse so much upon his haunches, and consequently makes him so light in hand, as my new method of the pillar."
- William Cavendish
(Related: Light, Nothing)

"You must in all Airs follow the strength, spirit, and disposition of the horse, and do nothing against nature; for art is but to set nature in order, and nothing else."
- William Cavendish
(Related: Art, Nature, Strength, Nothing, Order, Spirit)

"There's nothing wrong or evil about having a bad day. There's everything wrong with making others have to have it... with you."
- Neil Cavuto
(Related: Day, Evil, Nothing, Wrong)

"For, he that expects nothing shall not be disappointed, but he that expects much - if he lives and uses that in hand day by day - shall be full to running over."
- Edgar Cayce
(Related: Day, Nothing, Running)

"There is nothing so subject to the inconstancy of fortune as war."
- Miguel De Cervantes
(Related: War, Fortune, Nothing)

"Thou hast seen nothing yet."
- Miguel de Cervantes
(Related: Nothing)

"I could paint for a hundred years, a thousand years without stopping and I would still feel as though I knew nothing."
- Paul Cezanne
(Related: Nothing, Years)

"I have nothing to hide in art. The initial force alone can bring anyone to the end he must attain."
- Paul Cezanne
(Related: Art, End, Force, Nothing)

"We've passed an energy bill in the House, to help us be less reliant upon foreign oil so we can get gas prices down. But nothing happens in the Senate."
- Steve Chabot
(Related: Energy, Help, Nothing, Oil, Senate)

"As far as I was concerned, either I was a homosexual or I wasn't, so making films would change nothing."
- Claude Chabrol
(Related: Change, Nothing)

"Most Americans think Abner Doubleday invented the game but he had little or nothing to do with cricket."
- Henry Chadwick
(Related: Americans, Cricket, Nothing)

"If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing."
- Marc Chagall
(Related: Heart, Nothing)

"There's certainly nothing original about the observation that conscious experience poses a hard problem."
- David Chalmers
(Related: Experience, Nothing, Observation)

"How horrible, fantastic, incredible, it is that we should be digging trenches and trying on gas-masks here because of a quarrel in a faraway country between people of whom we know nothing."
- Neville Chamberlain
(Related: People, Country, Nothing, Quarrel, Trying)

"Nothing is secret once you tell anyone. If you want to keep it quiet - don't tell a soul."
- Richard Chamberlain
(Related: Soul, Nothing, Quiet, Want)

"Swallow a toad in the morning and you will encounter nothing more disgusting the rest of the day."
- Nicolas de Chamfort
(Related: Day, Nothing, Rest, Will)

"If it were not for the government, we should have nothing to laugh at in France."
- Nicolas de Chamfort
(Related: Government, France, Nothing)

"On recovering my senses, I hastened to quit a place where I hoped there was nothing further to detain me. I first filled my pockets with gold, then fastened the strings of the purse round my neck, and concealed it in my bosom."
- Adelbert von Chamisso
(Related: First, Gold, Nothing, Senses)

"For me the greatest source of income is still movies. Nothing - stocks, financial speculation, real estate speculation or businesses - makes more money for me than making movies."
- Jackie Chan
(Related: Money, Movies, Financial, Income, Nothing)

"Everything a writer learns about the art or craft of fiction takes just a little away from his need or desire to write at all. In the end he knows all the tricks and has nothing to say."
- Raymond Chandler
(Related: Art, Desire, End, Fiction, Nothing, Writer)

"The creative artist seems to be almost the only kind of man that you could never meet on neutral ground. You can only meet him as an artist. He sees nothing objectively because his own ego is always in the foreground of every picture."
- Raymond Chandler
(Related: Artist, Ego, Man, Nothing)

"There's nothing like Nashville for making records."
- Carol Channing
(Related: Nothing)

"Nothing which has entered into our experience is ever lost."
- William Ellery Channing
(Related: Experience, Nothing)

"Remember, you can always stoop and pick up nothing."
- Charlie Chaplin
(Related: Nothing)

"Nothing is permanent in this wicked world - not even our troubles."
- Charlie Chaplin
(Related: Nothing, World)

"We inherit nothing truly, but what our actions make us worthy of."
- George Chapman
(Related: Actions, Nothing)

"There's nothing like a good cheating song to make me want to run home to be with my wife."
- Steven Curtis Chapman
(Related: Home, Wife, Cheating, Nothing, Song, Want)

"Songwriting is a very mysterious process. It feels like creating something from nothing. It's something I don't feel like I really control."
- Tracy Chapman
(Related: Control, Nothing)

"There's nothing written in the Bible, Old or New testament, that says, "If you believe in Me, you ain't going to have no troubles.""
- Ray Charles
(Related: Bible, New testament, Nothing, Old)

"The gleam in their eyes telegraphs only too clearly that they are hoping for a headline, which of course means something disparaging, because nothing makes such good copy as a feud."
- Leslie Charteris
(Related: Eyes, Nothing)

"Nothing from nothing leaves nothing."
- Boozoo Chavis
(Related: Nothing)

"It was a splendid summer morning and it seemed as if nothing could go wrong."
- John Cheever
(Related: Nothing, Summer, Wrong)

"Homesickness is nothing. Fifty percent of the people in the world are homesick all the time."
- John Cheever
(Related: Time, People, Homesickness, Nothing, World)

"No psychologist should pretend to understand what he does not understand... Only fools and charlatans know everything and understand nothing."
- Anton Chekhov
(Related: Fools, Nothing)

"There is nothing new in art except talent."
- Anton Chekhov
(Related: Art, Talent, Nothing)

"The trouble with some women is that they get all excited about nothing - and then marry him."
- Cher
(Related: Women, Nothing, Trouble)

"Nothing lifts me out of a bad mood better than a hard workout on my treadmill. It never fails. Exercise is nothing short of a miracle."
- Cher
(Related: Exercise, Nothing)

"Half the joy of life is in little things taken on the run... but let us keep our hearts young and our eyes open that nothing worth our while shall escape us."
- Victor Cherbuliez
(Related: Life, Eyes, Joy, Nothing, Open, Worth)

"There is nothing like singing a song that 20,000 people know and are singing back to you."
- Gary Cherone
(Related: People, Nothing, Singing, Song)

"In my mind, there is nothing so illiberal, and so ill-bred, as audible laughter."
- Lord Chesterfield
(Related: Laughter, Mind, Nothing)

"Remember, as long as you live, that nothing but strict truth can carry you through the world, with either your conscience or your honor unwounded."
- Lord Chesterfield
(Related: Truth, Conscience, Honor, Nothing, World)

"There is nothing that people bear more impatiently, or forgive less, than contempt: and an injury is much sooner forgotten than an insult."
- Lord Chesterfield
(Related: People, Injury, Insult, Nothing)

"People who make history know nothing about history. You can see that in the sort of history they make."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: History, People, Nothing)

"Nothing is poetical if plain daylight is not poetical; and no monster should amaze us if the normal man does not amaze."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Man, Nothing)

"There is nothing the matter with Americans except their ideals. The real American is all right; it is the ideal American who is all wrong."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: American, Americans, Ideals, Nothing, Right, Wrong)

"What do I miss about the UK? Sadly, almost nothing. Maybe the midnight sun, in June in the north. That's all."
- Lee Child
(Related: June, Midnight, Nothing, Sun)

"The principle that human nature, in its psychological aspects, is nothing more than a product of history and given social relations removes all barriers to coercion and manipulation by the powerful."
- Noam Chomsky
(Related: History, Nature, Human nature, Manipulation, Nothing)

"Nothing is more important than reconnecting with your bliss. Nothing is as rich. Nothing is more real."
- Deepak Chopra
(Related: Nothing)

"There is nothing more thrilling in this world, I think, than having a child that is yours, and yet is mysteriously a stranger."
- Agatha Christie
(Related: Nothing, World)

"A retired teacher paid $62,000 towards her pension and nothing, yes nothing, for full family medical, dental and vision coverage over her entire career. What will we pay her? $1.4 million in pension benefits and another $215,000 in health care benefit premiums over her lifetime."
- Chris Christie
(Related: Family, Health, Medical, Vision, Benefits, Care, Career, Nothing, Will)

"I think I've got something when I'm onscreen, but that's nothing to do with acting or talent."
- Julie Christie
(Related: Talent, Acting, Nothing)

"That could stay, not forever, because we believe that nothing exists that is forever, not even the dinosaurs, but if well maintained, it could remain for four to five thousand years. And that is definitely not forever."
- Christo
(Related: Nothing, Years)

"The divine law indeed has excluded women from this ministry, but they endeavour to thrust themselves into it; and since they can effect nothing of themselves, they do all through the agency of others."
- John Chrysostom
(Related: Women, Effect, Law, Nothing)

"Nothing is more fallacious than wealth. It is a hostile comrade, a domestic enemy."
- John Chrysostom
(Related: Wealth, Enemy, Nothing)

"The directors thought, They understand nothing in the real economy, in real life. They read some stupid books, and they came from the moon to the earth, and maybe in one month they will disappear."
- Anatoly Chubais
(Related: Life, Thought, Books, Earth, Economy, Moon, Nothing, Will)

"If I just produce the transparent ideal accepted by the Western experts, a process of privatization which will be very good but never happen, that means nothing."
- Anatoly Chubais
(Related: Experts, Nothing, Will)

"For the producers, there was no reason to produce. You get money, but you couldn't use this money. For consumers, you could have money, but you have no way to use it because you go to the shop and see nothing."
- Anatoly Chubais
(Related: Money, Nothing, Reason)

"He was using me. When he cast me in Sideways I was nothing but a vessel."
- Thomas Haden Church
(Related: Nothing)

"Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Life, Nothing, Result)

"Nothing can be more abhorrent to democracy than to imprison a person or keep him in prison because he is unpopular. This is really the test of civilization."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Civilization, Democracy, Nothing, Prison)

"Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Men, Truth, Nothing)

"I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Blood, Nothing, Tears)

"We occasionally stumble over the truth but most of us pick ourselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Truth, Nothing)

"When you have to kill a man, it costs nothing to be polite."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Man, Nothing)

"The power of an air force is terrific when there is nothing to oppose it."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Power, Force, Nothing)

"There is nothing more exhilarating than to be shot at without result."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Nothing, Result)

"There is nothing wrong with sobriety in moderation."
- John Ciardi
(Related: Moderation, Nothing, Wrong)

"Nothing goes further toward a man's liberation than the act of surviving his need for character."
- John Ciardi
(Related: Character, Man, Nothing)

"Every parent is at some time the father of the unreturned prodigal, with nothing to do but keep his house open to hope."
- John Ciardi
(Related: Time, Father, Hope, Nothing, Open)

"Nothing is more unreliable than the populace, nothing more obscure than human intentions, nothing more deceptive than the whole electoral system."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Intentions, Nothing)

"Next to God we are nothing. To God we are Everything."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: God, Nothing)

"Nothing is so unbelievable that oratory cannot make it acceptable."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Nothing, Oratory)

"Nothing is more noble, nothing more venerable than fidelity. Faithfulness and truth are the most sacred excellences and endowments of the human mind."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Truth, Faithfulness, Fidelity, Mind, Nothing)

"Nothing is so strongly fortified that it cannot be taken by money."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Money, Nothing)

"Nothing stands out so conspicuously, or remains so firmly fixed in the memory, as something which you have blundered."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Memory, Nothing)

"There is nothing so absurd that some philosopher has not already said it."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Nothing)

"The false is nothing but an imitation of the true."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Imitation, Nothing)

"Even if you have nothing to write, write and say so."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Nothing)

"It might be pardonable to refuse to defend some men, but to defend them negligently is nothing short of criminal."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Men, Nothing)

"Let us not listen to those who think we ought to be angry with our enemies, and who believe this to be great and manly. Nothing is so praiseworthy, nothing so clearly shows a great and noble soul, as clemency and readiness to forgive."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Soul, Enemies, Nothing)

"He does not seem to me to be a free man who does not sometimes do nothing."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Man, Nothing)

"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
(Related: Nothing)

"What pride to discover that nothing belongs to you - what a revelation."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Nothing, Pride)

"I foresee the day when we shall read nothing but telegrams and prayers."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Day, Nothing)

"By all evidence we are in the world to do nothing."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Nothing, World)

"A marvel that has nothing to offer, democracy is at once a nation's paradise and its tomb."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Democracy, Paradise, Nation, Nothing)

"Nothing proves that we are more than nothing."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Nothing)

"Nothing is so wearing as the possession or abuse of liberty."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Abuse, Liberty, Nothing, Possession)

"Nothing is as real as a dream. The world can change around you, but your dream will not. Responsibilities need not erase it. Duties need not obscure it. Because the dream is within you, no one can take it away."
- Tom Clancy
(Related: Change, Dream, Nothing, Will, World)

"It was a mystery to me, how the tuning was, or the style seemed to come out of nowhere, it obviously had roots in America going way back, there was nothing like it for me I'd ever seen before."
- Eric Clapton
(Related: America, Mystery, Nothing, Style)

"The best way to avoid a bad action is by doing a good one, for there is no difficulty in the world like that of trying to do nothing."
- John Clare
(Related: Action, Difficulty, Nothing, Trying, World)

"I have the Pleasure to assure you Congress pay particular Attention to the Defence of New Jersey, and hitherto have denied us nothing which we have Asked for that Purpose."
- Abraham Clark
(Related: Purpose, Attention, Congress, Nothing, Pleasure)

"There's nothing so improves the mood of the Party as the imminent execution of a senior colleague."
- Alan Clark
(Related: Execution, Nothing, Party)

"It seems as though women keep growing. Eventually they can have little or nothing in common with the men they chose long ago."
- Eugenie Clark
(Related: Men, Women, Nothing)

"There is nothing that can help you understand your beliefs more than trying to explain them to an inquisitor."
- Frank Howard Clark
(Related: Beliefs, Help, Nothing, Trying)

"There is one advantage to having nothing, it never needs repair."
- Frank Howard Clark
(Related: Needs, Nothing)

"There's nothing that can help you understand your beliefs more than trying to explain them to an inquisitive child."
- Frank Howard Clark
(Related: Beliefs, Help, Nothing, Trying)

"However, all gifts seem now to be absorbed in one and a man must be either a Preacher or nothing."
- Adam Clarke
(Related: Gifts, Man, Nothing, Now)

"I knew that this was what I wanted to talk about on stage. There was no point being coy about it, or pretending that I wasn't gay. That was the substance of my whole act. If you took that away, there would be nothing left."
- Julian Clary
(Related: Act, Being, Gay, Nothing, Talk)

"I have been back in Paris for two weeks. Nothing new. Life is still bitter."
- Camille Claudel
(Related: Life, Nothing, Paris)

"Intelligence is nothing without delight."
- Paul Claudel
(Related: Intelligence, Delight, Nothing)

"To do nothing evil is good; to wish nothing evil is better."
- Claudius
(Related: Evil, Nothing)

"No one is more miserable than the person who wills everything and can do nothing."
- Claudius
(Related: Nothing)

"War is regarded as nothing but the continuation of state policy with other means."
- Karl Von Clausewitz
(Related: War, Policy, Nothing, State)

"God gives us intelligence to uncover the wonders of nature. Without the gift, nothing is possible."
- James Clavell
(Related: Intelligence, Nature, God, Nothing, Wonders)

"There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured with what is right in America."
- William J. Clinton
(Related: America, Nothing, Right, Wrong)

"You know, the way art history is taught, often there's nothing that tells you why the painting is great. The description of a lousy painting and the description of a great painting will very much sound the same."
- Chuck Close
(Related: Art, History, Nothing, Painting, Sound, Will)

"A world where nothing is had for nothing."
- Arthur Hugh Clough
(Related: Nothing, World)

"I love the medium and I love individual comics, but the business is nothing I would be proud of."
- Daniel Clowes
(Related: Business, Love, Nothing)

"A friend is nothing but a known enemy."
- Kurt Cobain
(Related: Friend, Enemy, Nothing)

"I've just learned about his illness. Let's hope it's nothing trivial."
- Irvin S. Cobb
(Related: Hope, Illness, Nothing)

"One of the characteristics of the dream is that nothing surprises us in it. With no regret, we agree to live in it with strangers, completely cut off from our habits and friends."
- Jean Cocteau
(Related: Dream, Friends, Habits, Nothing, Regret, Strangers, Surprises)

"Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience."
- Paulo Coelho
(Related: Experience, Nothing)

"Behind every successful man you'll find a woman who has nothing to wear."
- Harold Coffin
(Related: Successful, Man, Nothing, Woman)

"Hope arouses, as nothing else can arouse, a passion for the possible."
- William Sloane Coffin, Jr.
(Related: Hope, Nothing, Passion)

"There's nothing tantric about my particular view on life."
- Andrew Cohen
(Related: Life, Nothing)

"It has nothing to do with commercial success. You cannot calculate in your head how to put the mosaic together to make a commercial film: that's out of the question."
- Arthur Cohn
(Related: Success, Nothing, Question)

"To have a film in America means precisely nothing if you don't have a distributor who stands behind it."
- Arthur Cohn
(Related: America, Film, Nothing)

"Reason is the life of the law; nay, the common law itself is nothing else but reason - the law which is perfection of reason."
- Edward Coke
(Related: Life, Law, Nothing, Perfection, Reason)

"There's nothing wrong with being gay. I have plenty of friends who are going to hell."
- Stephen Colbert
(Related: Being, Friends, Gay, Hell, Nothing, Wrong)

"For years the Trio did nothing but play for musicians and other hip people. We practically starved to death."
- Nat King Cole
(Related: Death, People, Musicians, Nothing, Play, Years)

"The people who know nothing about music are the ones always talking about it."
- Nat King Cole
(Related: Music, People, Nothing, Talking)

"Nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Related: Enthusiasm, Nothing)

"Idleness is an inlet to disorder, and makes way for licentiousness. People who have nothing to do are quickly tired of their own company."
- Jeremy Collier
(Related: People, Company, Disorder, Idleness, Nothing)

"People who have nothing to do are quickly tired of their own company."
- Jeremy Collier
(Related: People, Company, Nothing)

"Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about, need only a bit of praise or encouragement - and we will make the goal."
- Robert Collier
(Related: Goal, Encouragement, Nothing, Praise, Tides, Trouble, Will, World)

"Nowadays, it's like two different arenas, recording and touring. When I started way back in the day, doing both was nothing, you didn't have to think about it, the road and recording."
- Bootsy Collins
(Related: Day, Nothing, Road)

"Each thing leapfrogs. I do a Genesis project - like now, we're just finishing off an album - and then by the time the album is doing its thing, I could do nothing or I could do a film."
- Phil Collins
(Related: Time, Film, Nothing, Now, Project)

"Prior to Wordsworth, humor was an essential part of poetry. I mean, they don't call them Shakespeare comedies for nothing."
- William Collins
(Related: Humor, Poetry, Nothing, Shakespeare)

"Justice to my readers compels me to admit that I write because I have nothing to do; justice to myself induces me to add that I will cease to write the moment I have nothing to say."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Justice, Nothing, Will)

"Nothing so completely baffles one who is full of trick and duplicity himself, than straightforward and simple integrity in another."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Integrity, Nothing)

"Posthumous charities are the very essence of selfishness when bequeathed by those who, even alive, would part with nothing."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Nothing, Selfishness)

"Of present fame think little, and of future less; the praises that we receive after we are buried, like the flowers that are strewed over our grave, may be gratifying to the living, but they are nothing to the dead."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Fame, Flowers, Future, Grave, Living, May, Nothing, Present)

"Men's arguments often prove nothing but their wishes."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Men, Arguments, Nothing, Wishes)

"Nothing more completely baffles one who is full of trick and duplicity, than straightforward and simple integrity in another."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Integrity, Nothing)

"When you have nothing to say, say nothing."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Nothing)

"There is nothing more imprudent than excessive prudence."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Nothing, Prudence)

"Why is it trivia? People call it trivia because they know nothing and they are embarrassed about it."
- Robbie Coltrane
(Related: People, Nothing)

"And if these be unprincipled agents who scruple at nothing, he will be a bold man who will deny that there are always to be found men at the bar who lend their services most cordially to back and support these agents in their most desperate cases."
- George Combe
(Related: Men, Man, Nothing, Support, Will)

"Nothing ever goes away."
- Barry Commoner
(Related: Nothing)

"There is probably nothing like living together for blinding people to each other."
- Ivy Compton-Burnett
(Related: People, Living, Nothing)

"If you look into your own heart, and you find nothing wrong there, what is there to worry about? What is there to fear?"
- Confucius
(Related: Heart, Fear, Nothing, Worry, Wrong)

"To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it."
- Confucius
(Related: Nothing)

"There is nothing like a challenge to bring out the best in man."
- Sean Connery
(Related: Challenge, Man, Nothing)

"There is nothing more enticing, disenchanting, and enslaving than the life at sea."
- Joseph Conrad
(Related: Life, Nothing, Sea)

"Nothing could stop us, and nothing did for a decade."
- Will M. Cook
(Related: Nothing)

"There is nothing less to our credit than our neglect of the foreigner and his children, unless it be the arrogance most of us betray when we set out to "Americanize" him."
- Charles Horton Cooley
(Related: Arrogance, Children, Credit, Neglect, Nothing)

"A man may lack everything but tact and conviction and still be a forcible speaker; but without these nothing will avail... Fluency, grace, logical order, and the like, are merely the decorative surface of oratory."
- Charles Horton Cooley
(Related: Conviction, Grace, Man, May, Nothing, Oratory, Order, Tact, Will)

"Excuses change nothing, but make everyone feel better."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Change, Excuses, Nothing)

"Families in which nothing is ever discussed usually have a lot not to discuss."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Nothing)

"Journalism never admits that nothing much is happening."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Journalism, Nothing)

"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated failures. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent."
- Calvin Coolidge
(Related: Education, Talent, Genius, People, Determination, Nothing, Persistence, Will, World)

"I have noticed that nothing I never said ever did me any harm."
- Calvin Coolidge
(Related: Harm, Nothing)

"I'm innocent. I've done nothing. I'm a nice guy."
- Coolio
(Related: Nothing)

"They're reacting and that's wonderful. It's better than them sitting there doing nothing. I say make them react - do whatever's in your power to move the audience, and if that's where it is, and there where it is with America, sex and violence, then I say project it."
- Alice Cooper
(Related: Power, Sex, America, Nothing, Project, Violence)

"Nothing natural can be wholly unworthy."
- Anna Julia Cooper
(Related: Nothing, Unworthy)

"Agnosticism has nothing to impart. Its sermons are the exhortations of one who convinces you he stands on nothing and urges you to stand there too."
- Anna Julia Cooper
(Related: Nothing, Sermons)

"There is nothing more attractive than a man who is not a New Man."
- Jilly Cooper
(Related: Man, Nothing)

"Accordingly, since nothing prevents the earth from moving, I suggest that we should now consider also whether several motions suit it, so that it can be regarded as one of the planets. For, it is not the center of all the revolutions."
- Nicolaus Copernicus
(Related: Earth, Nothing, Now)

"Pat O'Brien knows nothing. He's on the Hell express."
- Rob Corddry
(Related: Hell, Nothing)

"I'm definitely responsible for coming in with some basic chord changes, or ideas. Everybody in the band looks to me to come up with the basic seed, so it's not very productive to come in with nothing."
- Billy Corgan
(Related: Ideas, Nothing)

"To he who avenges a father, nothing is impossible."
- Pierre Corneille
(Related: Father, Nothing)

"A true king is neither husband nor father; he considers his throne and nothing else."
- Pierre Corneille
(Related: Father, Husband, Nothing)

"There is nothing I have to reflect on that gives me more satisfaction than the fact that my life is insured for the benefit of my Dear Wife and children."
- Ezra Cornell
(Related: Life, Wife, Children, Fact, Nothing, Satisfaction)

"I know nothing about producing TV drama and any involvement on my part is liable to prove an obstacle to the producers, so I prefer to be a cheerleader and let them get on with it."
- Bernard Cornwell
(Related: Drama, Nothing)

"They, that unnamed "they," they've knocked me down but I got up. I always get up-and I swear when I went down quite often I took the fall; nothing moves a mountain but itself. They, I've long ago named them me."
- Gregory Corso
(Related: Nothing)

"Nothing separates the generations more than music. By the time a child is eight or nine, he has developed a passion for his own music that is even stronger than his passions for procrastination and weird clothes."
- Bill Cosby
(Related: Music, Time, Clothes, Generations, Nothing, Passion, Procrastination)

"Nothing I've ever done has given me more joys and rewards than being a father to my children."
- Bill Cosby
(Related: Father, Being, Children, Nothing)

"If nothing else, we simply get used to being alive."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Being, Nothing)

"Nothing very very good and nothing very very bad ever lasts for very very long."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Nothing)

"Americans are a quarter of a billion people who have almost nothing in common except for the fact they've been told they have lots in common."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: People, Americans, Fact, Nothing)

"The capacity for not feeling lonely can carry a very real price, that of feeling nothing at all."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Feeling, Lonely, Nothing)

"There's nothing cure or funny or lovable about being cheap. It's a total turn-off."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Funny, Being, Cure, Nothing)

"It is better to waste one's youth than to do nothing with it at all."
- Georges Courteline
(Related: Nothing, Waste, Youth)

"True philosophy invents nothing; it merely establishes and describes what is."
- Victor Cousin
(Related: Nothing, Philosophy)

"A human being fashions his consequences as surely as he fashions his goods or his dwelling his goods or his dwelling. Nothing that he says, thinks or does is without consequences."
- Norman Cousins
(Related: Being, Consequences, Nothing)

"The biggest obstacle was mixing abortion with overpopulation. These are two things that have nothing to do with each other."
- Jacques Yves Cousteau
(Related: Abortion, Nothing)

"I have always paid income tax. I object only when it reaches a stage when I am threatened with having nothing left for my old age - which is due to start next Tuesday or Wednesday."
- Noel Coward
(Related: Age, Tax, Income, Nothing, Old)

"Nothing is to come, and nothing past: But an eternal now, does always last."
- Abraham Cowley
(Related: Nothing, Now)

"Weather means more when you have a garden. There's nothing like listening to a shower and thinking how it is soaking in around your green beans."
- Marcelene Cox
(Related: Garden, Listening, Nothing, Thinking, Weather)

"Better to love amiss than nothing to have loved."
- George Crabbe
(Related: Love, Nothing)

"True as this is, it is also true that for one who won through there were many who gained nothing, and it was, and is, the sheer weight of numbers of those who failed of this that has made their influence on the modern life as pervasive and controlling as it is."
- Ralph A. Cram
(Related: Life, Influence, Nothing, Numbers, Weight)

"I have a lot of fans who are people of color. I think, if nothing else, I kind of understand that sense of being on the outside looking in, culturally."
- Wes Craven
(Related: People, Being, Fans, Nothing, Sense)

"I want to make someone walk straight, but I've left my sons nothing but wars."
- Broderick Crawford
(Related: Nothing, Sons, Want)

"There are a lot of editorials that have nothing to do with anything like that. But I was just thinking of that sense of prose as being very responsible and perceptive, thoughtful, intimate, and contriving a quote statement."
- Robert Creeley
(Related: Being, Nothing, Prose, Sense, Thinking, Thoughtful)

"How is the base sequence, divided into codons? There is nothing in the backbone of the nucleic acid, which is perfectly regular, to show us how to group the bases into codons."
- Francis Crick
(Related: Nothing)

"Nothing shortens a journey so pleasantly as an account of misfortunes at which the hearer is permitted to laugh."
- Quentin Crisp
(Related: Journey, Nothing)

"Nothing more rapidly inclines a person to go into a monastery than reading a book on etiquette. There are so many trivial ways in which it is possible to commit some social sin."
- Quentin Crisp
(Related: Etiquette, Nothing, Reading, Sin)

"The average American is nothing if not patriotic."
- Herbert Croly
(Related: American, Nothing)

"I had rather have a plain, russet-coated Captain, that knows what he fights for, and loves what he knows, than that which you call a Gentle-man and is nothing else."
- Oliver Cromwell
(Related: Nothing)

"One of the things I learned in law school is that there's nothing wrong or undesirable or dishonorable or destructive about amending the Constitution."
- Adrian Cronauer
(Related: Constitution, Law, Nothing, School, Wrong)

"On even the worst days, when nothing was working at the lab, I knew that at home I would find warmth, peace, companionship, and encouragement. As a consequence, the next day would surely be better."
- James Cronin
(Related: Home, Peace, Companionship, Day, Encouragement, Nothing)

"There is nothing in the world I wouldn't do for Hope, and there is nothing he wouldn't do for me... We spend our lives doing nothing for each other."
- Bing Crosby
(Related: Hope, Nothing, World)

"'Free' is more of that 'familiarity breeds contempt' kind of thing. It's about saying 'Wait, I'm longing for something more than I have and I don't know what it is that I want, but I know I want it.' It has nothing to do with what I'm going through, personally."
- Jon Crosby
(Related: Contempt, Longing, Nothing, Saying, Want)

"I don't spend a lot of time thinking about regrets because there's nothing I can do."
- Sheryl Crow
(Related: Time, Nothing, Thinking)

"I draw from my family and my friends and I feel like that small-town person. The achievements, the materialistic possessions have really become to mean less. They mean nothing."
- Sheryl Crow
(Related: Family, Friends, Nothing, Possessions)

"There's nothing like sitting back and talking to your cows."
- Russell Crowe
(Related: Cows, Nothing, Talking)

"I've never done work for money ever. If your choices are based on grosses and the film doesn't do well, what does that mean? It leaves you with nothing."
- Tom Cruise
(Related: Money, Work, Choices, Film, Nothing)

"Nothing ends nicely, that's why it ends."
- Tom Cruise
(Related: Nothing)

"You would give up your career if you lost your voice for good, or if the impresarios stopped calling, or the audiences stopped coming. But as long as those things are there, I don't plan to stop. There is nothing that makes me feel better than to be with my public."
- Celia Cruz
(Related: Audiences, Career, Nothing, Public, Voice)

"I think the worst thing you can do about a situation is nothing."
- Ice Cube
(Related: Nothing)

"Snoop Dog is the Phil Jackson of youth football coaches. He ain't going to accept nothing but a winner."
- Ice Cube
(Related: Coaches, Football, Nothing, Youth)

"Now all the knowledge and wisdom that is in creatures, whether angels or men, is nothing else but a participation of that one eternal, immutable and increased wisdom of God."
- Ralph Cudworth
(Related: Wisdom, Men, God, Knowledge, Angels, Nothing, Participation)

"Unless you love someone, nothing else makes any sense."
- e. e. cummings
(Related: Love, Nothing, Sense)

"Nothing recedes like progress."
- e. e. cummings
(Related: Progress, Nothing)

"I'm in politics. I'm in government, so nothing surprises me."
- Andrew Cuomo
(Related: Government, Politics, Nothing, Surprises)

"Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less."
- Marie Curie
(Related: Life, Time, Fear, May, Nothing, Now)

"Evil prospers when good men do nothing."
- John Philpot Curran
(Related: Men, Evil, Nothing)

"She had the kids during the day and I would have them at night. That way they were never alone. I would put the kids to bed, and then I had nothing to do and nobody to talk to, so I would write."
- Clive Cussler
(Related: Bed, Day, Kids, Night, Nothing, Talk)

"The lowest and most level land areas show us, especially when we dig there to very great depths, nothing but horizontal layers of material more or less varied, which almost all contain innumerable products of the sea."
- George Cuvier
(Related: Land, Nothing, Sea)

"As soon as I step on that stage, nothing matters. I don't think of it as work. It's just so much fun."
- Miley Cyrus
(Related: Work, Fun, Nothing)

"There's nothing more fun than being out on stage and getting the vibe from the crowd. There's nothing like being on a set where you are there to make other people happy and to make them laugh. That's the best job in the world."
- Miley Cyrus
(Related: People, Being, Fun, Job, Nothing, World)

"Rappers tend to use words sometimes that just rhyme and don't really mean nothing."
- Trick Daddy
(Related: Nothing, Words)

"I considered the years in Hollywood nothing but an interim. What I always wanted was to be was a musical comedy star."
- Arlene Dahl
(Related: Comedy, Hollywood, Nothing, Years)

"Nowadays you can go anywhere in the world in a few hours, and nothing is fabulous any more."
- Roald Dahl
(Related: Nothing, World)

"Nothing in our times has become so unattractive as virtue."
- Edward Dahlberg
(Related: Virtue, Nothing)

"It takes a long time to understand nothing."
- Edward Dahlberg
(Related: Time, Nothing)

"Man hoards himself when he has nothing to give away."
- Edward Dahlberg
(Related: Man, Nothing)

"You have nothing coming into a major metropolitan area to relocate or locate your business and employees. And you can go across the country and you'll see that."
- Richard M. Daley
(Related: Business, Country, Employees, Nothing)

"You go out there and ask them what their future is today. If we don't build that today, there's nothing."
- Richard M. Daley
(Related: Future, Nothing, Today)

"Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing."
- Salvador Dali
(Related: Nothing, Want)

"Liking money like I like it, is nothing less than mysticism. Money is a glory."
- Salvador Dali
(Related: Money, Glory, Nothing)

"Well, for the My Generation album, there was nothing to be nervous about in them days. We used to take every day as it came. Every day was just a gig and I think we did the recording between gigs literally."
- Roger Daltrey
(Related: Day, Nothing)

"There's nothing like being involved with a team that can go that distance."
- Chuck Daly
(Related: Being, Nothing)

"Success is not something I've wrapped my brain around. If people go to those movies, then yes, that's true, big-time success. If not, it's much ado about nothing."
- Matt Damon
(Related: Success, Movies, People, Nothing)

"Nothing annoys a woman more than to have company drop in unexpectedly and find the house looking as it usually does."
- Frank Dane
(Related: Company, Nothing, Woman)

"With me, nothing goes right. My psychiatrist said my wife and I should have sex every night. Now, we'll never see each other!"
- Rodney Dangerfield
(Related: Sex, Wife, Night, Nothing, Now, Right)

"Until the contract is signed, nothing is real."
- Glenn Danzig
(Related: Nothing)

"At age 12, I was put on tranquilizers when I should have gotten help. There was nothing major and awful, I just didn't feel my family was supportive and emotionally generous."
- Paula Danziger
(Related: Age, Family, Help, Nothing)

"To rest satisfied with existing evils, as if we could do nothing, is not obedience; but neither is it obedience to imitate the actions of the apostles."
- John Nelson Darby
(Related: Actions, Nothing, Obedience, Rest)

"I know that those who esteem these little organised associations to be the churches of God, see nothing but mere meetings of men in every other gathering of God's children."
- John Nelson Darby
(Related: Men, God, Children, Churches, Meetings, Nothing)

"Nothing is more prominently brought forward in the New Testament than the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."
- John Nelson Darby
(Related: Christ, New testament, Nothing)

"Everybody thinks I'm at death's door, but I'm not. There's nothing seriously wrong with me, and my heart is in 100 percent working order. Anything else you may hear is a damn lie!"
- Bobby Darin
(Related: Death, Heart, May, Nothing, Order, Wrong)

"Justice has nothing to do with what goes on in a courtroom; Justice is what comes out of a courtroom."
- Clarence Darrow
(Related: Justice, Nothing)

"It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience, including the negative ones, as merely steps on the path, and to proceed."
- Ram Dass
(Related: Experience, Negative, Nothing)

"Hey, I may loathe myself, but it has nothing to do with the fact that I'm Jewish."
- Larry David
(Related: Fact, May, Nothing)

"A universe that came from nothing in the big bang will disappear into nothing at the big crunch. Its glorious few zillion years of existence not even a memory."
- Paul Davies
(Related: Existence, Memory, Nothing, Universe, Will, Years)

"Do not suppose, however, that I intend to urge a diet of classics on anybody. I have seen such diets at work. I have known people who have actually read all, or almost all, the guaranteed Hundred Best Books. God save us from reading nothing but the best."
- Robertson Davies
(Related: Diet, Work, God, People, Books, Nothing, Reading)

"Nothing is so easy to fake as the inner vision."
- Robertson Davies
(Related: Vision, Nothing)

"Gay Liberation? I ain't against it, it's just that there's nothing in it for me."
- Bette Davis
(Related: Gay, Nothing)

"If you risk nothing, then you risk everything."
- Geena Davis
(Related: Nothing, Risk)

"We believe you will not have to pay more than the current rate structure proposes - which is, for 50 percent of the public, nothing; for another 25 percent, only a 10 percent increase; and for the remaining 25 percent, a 34 percent increase."
- Gray Davis
(Related: Nothing, Public, Will)

"There's nothing I love more than a good cry."
- Hope Davis
(Related: Love, Nothing)

"As an actress, there's nothing worse than not knowing your cues."
- Kristin Davis
(Related: Nothing)

"Nothing ever sounds quite the way it does when you're standing right in the middle of it."
- Michael Davis
(Related: Nothing, Right)

"I started out with nothing. I still have most of it."
- Michael Davis
(Related: Nothing)

"And as far as false hope, there is no such thing. There is only hope or the absence of hope-nothing else."
- Patti Davis
(Related: Hope, Absence)

"There's nothing that can match Broadway for stature and dignity."
- Sammy Davis, Jr.
(Related: Dignity, Nothing)

"Marilyn and I were rumored to be an item. We were friends. Nothing more. Marilyn was one of the sweetest creatures that ever lived."
- Sammy Davis, Jr.
(Related: Friends, Nothing)

"Most orgies that you go to, I have found, most of it is sad. All that wildness, all those laughs were like the shining silver and gold paper on packages, but there was nothing inside."
- Sammy Davis, Jr.
(Related: Gold, Nothing)

"The fact that life evolved out of nearly nothing, some 10 billion years after the universe evolved out of literally nothing, is a fact so staggering that I would be mad to attempt words to do it justice."
- Richard Dawkins
(Related: Life, Fact, Justice, Nothing, Universe, Words, Years)

"The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference."
- Richard Dawkins
(Related: Design, Purpose, Blind, Evil, Indifference, Nothing, Universe)

"We must recognize the fact that many Nazis, Marxists and Fascists believe passionately in their fundamental rightness, and allow nothing to hinder them from their goal in the pursuit of their mission."
- Dorothy Day
(Related: Goal, Fact, Mission, Nothing, Pursuit)

"I'll probably make loads of plans, and then just sit around on my bottom all day long and do nothing."
- John Deacon
(Related: Day, Nothing)

"The doctors x-rayed my head and found nothing."
- Dizzy Dean
(Related: Doctors, Nothing)

"There is nothing more natural than to consider everything as starting from oneself, chosen as the center of the world; one finds oneself thus capable of condemning the world without even wanting to hear its deceitful chatter."
- Guy Debord
(Related: Nothing, World)

"Tourism, human circulation considered as consumption is fundamentally nothing more than the leisure of going to see what has become banal."
- Guy Debord
(Related: Leisure, Nothing)

"There is nothing is more musical than a sunset. He who feels what he sees will find no more beautiful example of development in all that book which, alas, musicians read but too little - the book of Nature."
- Claude Debussy
(Related: Nature, Development, Example, Musicians, Nothing, Sunset, Will)

"Me, I'm good at nothing but walking on the set with a pretty dress."
- Sandra Dee
(Related: Dress, Nothing, Pretty, Walking)

"What a delightful thing is the conversation of specialists! One understands absolutely nothing and it's charming."
- Edgar Degas
(Related: Conversation, Nothing)

"One must do the same subject over again ten times, a hundred times. In art nothing must resemble an accident, not even movement."
- Edgar Degas
(Related: Art, Accident, Nothing)

"In the beginning there was nothing. God said, 'Let there be light!' And there was light. There was still nothing, but you could see it a whole lot better."
- Ellen DeGeneres
(Related: God, Beginning, Light, Nothing)

"Nothing says holidays, like a cheese log."
- Ellen DeGeneres
(Related: Holidays, Nothing)

"If one considered life as a simple loan, one would perhaps be less exacting. We possess actually nothing; everything goes through us."
- Eugene Delacroix
(Related: Life, Nothing)

"The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing."
- Eugene Delacroix
(Related: Artist, Nothing, Perfection)

"Nothing's worse than a woman know-it-all."
- Tom DeLay
(Related: Nothing, Woman)

"Nothing is more important in the face of a war than cutting taxes."
- Tom DeLay
(Related: War, Nothing, Taxes)

"I watch movies occasionally, and I watch documentaries. Virtually nothing else."
- Don DeLillo
(Related: Movies, Nothing)

"I don't want to go to the Bahamas on holiday. I hate islands. I want to go to Brittany, where it's cold and raining, and there's nothing fancy about it."
- Julie Delpy
(Related: Fancy, Hate, Holiday, Islands, Nothing, Want)

"The average American worker has fifty interruptions a day, of which seventy percent have nothing to do with work."
- W. Edwards Deming
(Related: Work, American, Day, Nothing)

"If you do not know how to ask the right question, you discover nothing."
- W. Edwards Deming
(Related: Nothing, Question, Right)

"The hope and change the Democrats had in mind was nothing more than a retread of the failed and discredited socialist policies that have been the enemy of freedom for centuries all over the world. I fear America is teetering towards tyranny."
- Jim DeMint
(Related: Change, Fear, Hope, America, Democrats, Enemy, Freedom, Mind, Nothing, Tyranny, World)

"Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion."
- Democritus
(Related: Atoms, Nothing, Opinion, Space)

"As a teenager I was so insecure. I was the type of guy that never fitted in because he never dared to choose. I was convinced I had absolutely no talent at all. For nothing. And that thought took away all my ambition too."
- Johnny Depp
(Related: Talent, Thought, Ambition, Nothing)

"Glorifying violence is terrible. Simulating sex is nothing - it's something so impersonal really."
- Bo Derek
(Related: Sex, Nothing, Violence)

"These years of the Ecole Normale were an ordeal. Nothing was handed to me on the first try."
- Jacques Derrida
(Related: First, Nothing, Years)

"For those who believe in God the matter is simpler still and clearly than anything else: because those who believe in God believe that God is the Creator of the whole Universe and there is nothing that does not come from Him."
- Morarji Desai
(Related: God, Nothing, Universe)

"Nothing is more fairly distributed than common sense: no one thinks he needs more of it than he already has."
- Rene Descartes
(Related: Needs, Nothing)

"There is nothing so strange and so unbelievable that it has not been said by one philosopher or another."
- Rene Descartes
(Related: Nothing)

"Except our own thoughts, there is nothing absolutely in our power."
- Rene Descartes
(Related: Power, Thoughts, Nothing)

"At the time, nobody knew what it was. It had no name. When everything else is out of your control, you can control your eating. You end up cutting a lot of things off. Nothing reaches you. I was very happy then - that was the oddity."
- Susan Dey
(Related: Time, Control, Eating, End, Name, Nothing)

"Nothing brings me more happiness than trying to help the most vulnerable people in society. It is a goal and an essential part of my life - a kind of destiny. Whoever is in distress can call on me. I will come running wherever they are."
- Princess Diana
(Related: Happiness, Life, Society, People, Goal, Destiny, Help, Nothing, Running, Trying, Will)

"I will always want to do whatever it is that my heart is in, and whether I get paid for it or not means nothing. It doesn't matter. I'll do it if it means something to me and I want to be a part of it."
- Cameron Diaz
(Related: Heart, Nothing, Want, Will)

"I'm like every other woman: a closet full of clothes, but nothing to wear: So I wear jeans."
- Cameron Diaz
(Related: Clothes, Nothing)

"I can spend hours in a grocery store. I get so excited when I see food, I go crazy. I spend hours arranging my baskets so that everything fits in and nothing gets squashed. I'm really anal about it, actually."
- Cameron Diaz
(Related: Food, Nothing)

"Then trust me there's nothing like drinking, So pleasant on this side of the grave: It keeps the unhappy from thinking, And makes e'en the valiant more brave."
- Charles Dibdin
(Related: Trust, Drinking, Nothing, Thinking)

"The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again."
- Charles Dickens
(Related: Joy, Meeting, Nothing, Pain, Parting)

"There is nothing so strong or safe in an emergency of life as the simple truth."
- Charles Dickens
(Related: Life, Truth, Nothing)

"In the little world in which children have their existence, whosoever brings them up, there is nothing so finely perceived and so finely felt, as injustice."
- Charles Dickens
(Related: Children, Existence, Injustice, Nothing, World)

"Saying nothing... sometimes says the most."
- Emily Dickinson
(Related: Nothing, Saying)

"Without gay men, I am nothing."
- Janice Dickinson
(Related: Men, Gay, Nothing)

"To attempt the destruction of our passions is the height of folly. What a noble aim is that of the zealot who tortures himself like a madman in order to desire nothing, love nothing, feel nothing, and who, if he succeeded, would end up a complete monster!"
- Denis Diderot
(Related: Love, Desire, Destruction, End, Folly, Nothing, Order)

"All abstract sciences are nothing but the study of relations between signs."
- Denis Diderot
(Related: Nothing, Study)

"What concerns me, is the general social tendency to enforce a level, above which nothing rises and stands out."
- Dietrich Fischer Dieskau
(Related: Nothing)

"And what unity is to be had, at a time when orchestras are dying out, and when opera houses are about to close their doors; what's going to come next - when nothing new in music, for the orchestra, is truly lasting: pieces are performed once, and then they're thrown away."
- Dietrich Fischer Dieskau
(Related: Time, Music, Dying, Houses, Nothing, Opera, Orchestras, Unity)

"People meet in bars after work all over the world and talk about the great problems of life and death and the world and politics and they don't take themselves seriously. They can do nothing else except chat about these things in bars after work."
- Whitfield Diffie
(Related: Death, Life, Politics, Work, People, Nothing, Problems, Talk, World)

"If I'm gonna go down I'm gonna do it with style. You won't hear me surrender, you won't hear me confess cause you've left me with nothing but I have worked with less."
- Ani DiFranco
(Related: Cause, Nothing, Style, Surrender)

"Strangers are exciting, their mystery never ends. But, there's nothing like looking at your own history in the faces of your friends."
- Ani DiFranco
(Related: History, Faces, Friends, Mystery, Nothing, Strangers)

"The students that, like the wild animal being prepared for its tricks in the circus called "life", expects only training as sketched above, will be severely disappointed: by his standards he will learn next to nothing."
- Edsger Dijkstra
(Related: Being, Nothing, Students, Training, Will)

"There's nothing wrong with failing if you learn from it, and I've failed out here plenty."
- Trent Dilfer
(Related: Nothing, Wrong)

"Aim for the chopping block. If you aim for the wood, you will have nothing. Aim past the wood, aim through the wood; aim for the chopping block."
- Annie Dillard
(Related: Nothing, Past, Will, Wood)

"Now nobody get nervous, you ain't got nothing to fear. You're being robbed by the John Dillinger Gang, that's the best there is!"
- John Dillinger
(Related: Fear, Being, Nothing, Now)

"When I look upon seamen, men of science and philosophers, man is the wisest of all beings; when I look upon priests and prophets nothing is as contemptible as man."
- Diogenes
(Related: Men, Science, Man, Nothing, Seamen)

"I have nothing to ask but that you would remove to the other side, that you may not, by intercepting the sunshine, take from me what you cannot give."
- Diogenes
(Related: May, Nothing)

"I know nothing, except the fact of my ignorance."
- Diogenes
(Related: Fact, Ignorance, Nothing)

"It is the privilege of the gods to want nothing, and of godlike men to want little."
- Diogenes
(Related: Men, Gods, Nothing, Privilege, Want)

"There's been nothing but discipline, discipline, discipline all my life."
- Celine Dion
(Related: Life, Discipline, Nothing)

"There's nothing funnier than the human animal."
- Walt Disney
(Related: Nothing)

"Man is made to adore and to obey: but if you will not command him, if you give him nothing to worship, he will fashion his own divinities, and find a chieftain in his own passions."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Fashion, Man, Nothing, Will, Worship)

"Read no history: nothing but biography, for that is life without theory."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Life, Biography, Nothing, Theory)

"I have brought myself, by long meditation, to the conviction that a human being with a settled purpose must accomplish it, and that nothing can resist a will which will stake even existence upon its fulfillment."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Purpose, Being, Conviction, Existence, Fulfillment, Meditation, Nothing, Will)

"In politics nothing is contemptible."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Politics, Nothing)

"Without tact you can learn nothing."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Nothing, Tact)

"Well, after I had the heart attack, it was a very simple choice. What the doctor told me I did and I did it religiously. I ate nothing but lean turkey breast or chicken breast or a piece of fish that was very lean. I mean I stayed away from everything."
- Mike Ditka
(Related: Heart, Choice, Fish, Nothing, Turkey)

"When I put some Tabasco on things, and there's really nothing in Tabasco, it's not bad for you in any way, so that's kind of become my substitute. Now you got to get used to a hot mouth, but that's okay."
- Mike Ditka
(Related: Nothing, Now)

"I do not, as a rule, do encores. When I have finished playing, I have indeed finished playing. I have nothing left; there has been no reserve."
- Bill Dixon
(Related: Nothing)

"It's so difficult. Sometimes if I have dessert, I think, 'Well, I blew it.' That's something I need to work on and control. But still there's nothing like a buffet."
- Donna Dixon
(Related: Work, Control, Nothing)

"Birth is the sudden opening of a window, through which you look out upon a stupendous prospect. For what has happened? A miracle. You have exchanged nothing for the possibility of everything."
- Willie Dixon
(Related: Possibility, Nothing)

"Technical skill counts for nothing if it is used only to manufacture films which have little to do with humanity."
- Edward Dmytryk
(Related: Humanity, Nothing, Skill)

"Not as ours the books of old - Things that steam can stamp and fold; Not as ours the books of yore - Rows of type, and nothing more."
- Austin Dobson
(Related: Books, Nothing, Old)

"Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution."
- Theodosius Dobzhansky
(Related: Evolution, Light, Nothing, Sense)

"Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go."
- E. L. Doctorow
(Related: Exploration, Nothing, Writing)

"If you're hanging around with nothing to do and the zoo is closed, come over to the Senate. You'll get the same kind of feeling and you won't have to pay."
- Robert J. Dole
(Related: Feeling, Nothing, Senate)

"When facing symphonic orchestras which have played some works five thousands times, you have nothing to do."
- Placido Domingo
(Related: Nothing, Orchestras)

"But I do nothing upon myself, and yet I am my own executioner."
- John Donne
(Related: Nothing)

"Acting is not a mystery. There's nothing that I know that other actors don't know. We all act, we're all actors, we all know the same thing. The only thing that separates us is experience."
- Vincent D'Onofrio
(Related: Experience, Act, Acting, Actors, Mystery, Nothing)

"Nothing exists if a store doesn't buy it and you're not able to get it."
- Carrie Donovan
(Related: Nothing)

"The two most common charges against the older fiction, that it pleased wickedly and that it taught nothing, had broken down before the discovery, except in illiberal sects, that the novel is fitted both for honest use and for pleasure."
- Carl Clinton Van Doren
(Related: Discovery, Fiction, Nothing, Pleasure)

"Nothing in man is more serious than his sense of humor; it is the sign that he wants all the truth."
- Mark Van Doren
(Related: Humor, Truth, Man, Nothing, Sense)

"If the Administration does nothing, high gasoline prices will continue to increasingly burden our economy, taking millions of dollars out of the hands of families and putting it straight into the pockets of OPEC."
- Byron Dorgan
(Related: Burden, Economy, Nothing, Will)

"It seems, in fact, as though the second half of a man's life is made up of nothing, but the habits he has accumulated during the first half."
- Fyodor Dostoevsky
(Related: Life, Fact, First, Habits, Man, Nothing)

"There are no other Everglades in the world. They are, they have always been, one of the unique regions of the earth; remote, never wholly known. Nothing anywhere else is like them."
- Marjory Stoneman Douglas
(Related: Earth, Nothing, World)

"There's nothing like a family crisis, especially a divorce, to force a person to re-evaluate his life."
- Michael Douglas
(Related: Family, Life, Crisis, Divorce, Force, Nothing)

"Shall I give you my recipe for happiness? I find everything useful and nothing indispensable. I find everything wonderful and nothing miraculous. I reverence the body. I avoid first causes like the plague."
- Norman Douglas
(Related: Happiness, Body, Causes, First, Nothing)

"The longer one lives, the more one realizes that nothing is a dish for every day."
- Norman Douglas
(Related: Day, Nothing)

"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will."
- Frederick Douglass
(Related: Power, Nothing, Will)

"I thought, after the Pulitzer, at least nothing will surprise me quite that much in my life. And another one happened. It was quite amazing."
- Rita Dove
(Related: Life, Thought, Nothing, Will)

"Nothing's a break for me. Not even the breaks are breaks."
- Robert Downey, Jr.
(Related: Nothing)

"There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact."
- Arthur Conan Doyle
(Related: Fact, Nothing, Obvious)

"There is nothing more unaesthetic than a policeman."
- Arthur Conan Doyle
(Related: Nothing)

"Nothing clears up a case so much as stating it to another person."
- Arthur Conan Doyle
(Related: Nothing)

"Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius."
- Arthur Conan Doyle
(Related: Talent, Genius, Mediocrity, Nothing)

"When nothing is sure, everything is possible."
- Margaret Drabble
(Related: Nothing)

"Nothing fails like failure."
- Margaret Drabble
(Related: Failure, Nothing)

"Nothing succeeds, they say, like success. And certainly nothing fails like failure."
- Margaret Drabble
(Related: Success, Failure, Nothing)

"Time is nothing absolute; its duration depends on the rate of thought and feeling."
- John Draper
(Related: Time, Thought, Feeling, Nothing)

"Nothing is proved, all is permitted."
- Theodore Dreiser
(Related: Nothing)

"If you feel rooted in your home and family, if you're active in your community, there's nothing more empowering. The best way to make a difference in the world is to start by making a difference in your own life."
- Julia Louis Dreyfus
(Related: Home, Life, Family, Community, Difference, Nothing, World)

"Time is the scarcest resource and unless it is managed nothing else can be managed."
- Peter Drucker
(Related: Time, Nothing)

"We can say with certainty - or 90% probability - that the new industries that are about to be born will have nothing to do with information."
- Peter Drucker
(Related: Certainty, Information, Nothing, Will)

"There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all."
- Peter Drucker
(Related: Nothing)

"There's nothing more exciting than to watch a story break and grow, and to be the first one to present it to the world."
- Matt Drudge
(Related: First, Nothing, Present, World)

"It is madness to make fortune the mistress of events, because by herself she is nothing and is ruled by prudence."
- John Dryden
(Related: Events, Fortune, Madness, Nothing, Prudence)

"Death in itself is nothing; but we fear to be we know not what, we know not where."
- John Dryden
(Related: Death, Fear, Nothing)

"I just had that conversation this morning with my doctor. I just got back from the hospital a half-hour ago, and nothing will make me happier than to replicate the DNA of my amazing husband. I'm optimistic."
- Karen Duffy
(Related: HusbConversation, Nothing, Will)

"We can know nothing till after this grave debate. The soul must withdraw, for this is not its hour. Now the knife must divide the flesh, and lay the ravage bare, and do its work completely."
- Georges Duhamel
(Related: Work, Soul, Debate, Grave, Nothing, Now)

"Nothing succeeds like success."
- Alexandre Dumas
(Related: Success, Nothing)

"I worry when athletes are simply used by their universities to produce revenue, to make money for them, nothing to show at the back end. I grew up with a lot of players who had very, very tough lives after the ball started bouncing for them. And that's why I'm going to continue to fight."
- Arnie Duncan
(Related: Money, Athletes, End, Fight, Nothing, Worry)

"Future orientation is combined with a notion and expectation of progress, and nothing is impossible."
- Alan Dundes
(Related: Progress, Expectation, Future, Nothing)

"Life, it seems, is nothing if not a series of initiations, transitions, and incorporations."
- Alan Dundes
(Related: Life, Nothing)

"It was nothing, just the normal thing to do at the time."
- Joey Dunlop
(Related: Time, Nothing)

"Sixty years ago I knew everything; now I know nothing; education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance."
- Will Durant
(Related: Education, Discovery, Ignorance, Nothing, Now, Years)

"To speak ill of others is a dishonest way of praising ourselves. Nothing is often a good thing to say, and always a clever thing to say."
- Will Durant
(Related: Nothing)

"There is nothing in socialism that a little age or a little money will not cure."
- Will Durant
(Related: Age, Money, Cure, Nothing, Socialism, Will)

"To say nothing, especially when speaking, is half the art of diplomacy."
- Will Durant
(Related: Art, Diplomacy, Nothing)

"One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say."
- Will Durant
(Related: History, Nothing)

"If we do nothing, as the Republicans suggest, we're going to see health care costs reach a point where small businesses can't afford it and families can't afford it. We're going to see people turned down from pre-existing conditions. We're going to find the Medicare doughnut hole - a gap in coverage that's going to hurt a lot of seniors."
- Dick Durbin
(Related: Health, People, Care, Hurt, Nothing, Republicans)

"Sane judgment abhors nothing so much as a picture perpetrated with no technical knowledge, although with plenty of care and diligence."
- Albrecht Durer
(Related: Knowledge, Care, Diligence, Judgment, Nothing)

"You argue with the umpire because there is nothing else you can do about it."
- Leo Durocher
(Related: Nothing, Umpire)

"There is a moment when nothing can be wiped out and left behind any more, when there is only reality and reality is horrifying."
- Friedrich Durrenmatt
(Related: Nothing, Reality)

"Nothing that has been thought can ever be taken back."
- Friedrich Durrenmatt
(Related: Thought, Nothing)

"You're 5 feet nothing, a hundred and nothing."
- Charles S. Dutton
(Related: Feet, Nothing)

"There was nothing wrong with shouting at God."
- Robert Duvall
(Related: God, Nothing, Wrong)

"There's nothing that can beat the feeling of doing a movie or a TV show that makes everyone feel good."
- Shelley Duvall
(Related: Feeling, Nothing)

"Undernourished, intelligence becomes like the bloated belly of a starving child: swollen, filled with nothing the body can use."
- Andrea Dworkin
(Related: Intelligence, Body, Nothing)

"There's nothing wrong with anger provided you use it constructively."
- Wayne Dyer
(Related: Anger, Nothing, Wrong)

"It makes no sense to worry about things you have no control over because there's nothing you can do about them, and why worry about things you do control? The activity of worrying keeps you immobilized."
- Wayne Dyer
(Related: Control, Nothing, Sense, Worry)

"A peace that depends on fear is nothing but a suppressed war."
- Henry Van Dyke
(Related: Peace, War, Fear, Nothing)

"There is nothing so stable as change."
- Bob Dylan
(Related: Change, Nothing)

"I define nothing. Not beauty, not patriotism. I take each thing as it is, without prior rules about what it should be."
- Bob Dylan
(Related: Beauty, Patriotism, Nothing, Rules)

"I'm working seven days a week in the fall. I couldn't possibly keep that up. This is only for the fall. In the last couple of years I've tended to do most of my serious writing in the winter, when there's nothing going on with football."
- Gregg Easterbrook
(Related: Football, Nothing, Winter, Writing, Years)

"Heroic people take risks to themselves to help others. There's nothing heroic about accepting $5 million to go out and run around chasing a ball, although you may show fortitude or those other qualities while you do it."
- Gregg Easterbrook
(Related: People, Help, May, Nothing)

"The clan is nothing more than a larger family, with its patriarchal chief as the natural head, and the union of several clans by intermarriage and voluntary connection constitutes the tribe."
- Charles Eastman
(Related: Family, Connection, Nothing)

"Indifference is harder to fight than hostility, and there is nothing that kills an agitation like having everybody admit that it is fundamentally right."
- Crystal Eastman
(Related: Agitation, Fight, Indifference, Nothing, Right)

"I used to hate, with a capitol H, making videos. It was nothing but a chore. It was something you had to do to have your music accepted in the visual medium."
- Sheena Easton
(Related: Music, Hate, Nothing)

"My old drama coach used to say, 'Don't just do something, stand there.' Gary Cooper wasn't afraid to do nothing."
- Clint Eastwood
(Related: Coach, Drama, Nothing, Old)

"The idea of cultural relativism is nothing but an excuse to violate human rights."
- Shirin Ebadi
(Related: Idea, Rights, Human rights, Nothing)

"I maintain that nothing useful and lasting can emerge from violence."
- Shirin Ebadi
(Related: Nothing, Violence)

"I often feel that my days in New York City, that I was here for five years, didn't get one job, went on a thousands of auditions and literally did not get a job on a soap, not a movie, not TV, not nothing, although I did do some commercials thank God."
- Aaron Eckhart
(Related: God, Job, Nothing, Years)

"But I will say this: In my humble opinion, knowing nothing about it, I do believe that they have remote viewers working on where Osama Bin Laden is. I absolutely, 100%, convinced of that."
- Aaron Eckhart
(Related: Nothing, Opinion, Osama bin laden, Will)

"When men stop believing in God, it isn't that they then believe in nothing: they believe in everything."
- Umberto Eco
(Related: Men, God)

"Nothing gives a fearful man more courage than another's fear."
- Umberto Eco
(Related: Fear, Courage, Man, Nothing)

"A dream is a scripture, and many scriptures are nothing but dreams."
- Umberto Eco
(Related: Dreams, Nothing, Scripture)

"You lose some, you win some. Nothing wrong with that at all."
- Stefan Edberg
(Related: Nothing, Wrong)

"If your theory is found to be against the second law of theromodynamics, I give you no hope; there is nothing for it but to collapse in deepest humiliation."
- Arthur Eddington
(Related: Hope, Law, Nothing, Theory)

"Nothing matters but the facts. Without them, the science of criminal investigation is nothing more than a guessing game."
- Blake Edwards
(Related: Science, Facts, Investigation, Nothing)

"I assert that nothing ever comes to pass without a cause."
- Jonathan Edwards
(Related: Cause, Nothing)

"The turning point for me was when the Supreme Court installed Bush in 2000, even though he got half a million votes less nationally than Gore. It was nothing more than a bloodless coup and that's when I really started paying attention."
- Mark Edwards
(Related: Attention, Court, Nothing)

"There's nothing remotely interesting to me about marketing music as a product."
- Mark Edwards
(Related: Music, Marketing, Nothing)

"I think the biggest challenge for Somalia has been the sense that it is a hopeless case of incomprehensible internal conflicts and there is nothing we can do."
- Jan Egeland
(Related: Challenge, Nothing, Sense)

"Personally, I have nothing against work, particularly when performed, quietly and unobtrusively, by someone else. I just don't happen to think it's an appropriate subject for an "ethic.""
- Barbara Ehrenreich
(Related: Work, Nothing)

"We who officially value freedom of speech above life itself seem to have nothing to talk about but the weather."
- Barbara Ehrenreich
(Related: Life, Freedom, Nothing, Speech, Talk, Value, Weather)

"To sum it all up, I must say that I regret nothing."
- Adolf Eichmann
(Related: Nothing, Regret)

"Nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Government, Land, Law, Laws, Nothing, Respect)

"It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: War, Act, Conviction, Killing, Murder, Nothing)

"Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Nothing)

"I am not only a pacifist but a militant pacifist. I am willing to fight for peace. Nothing will end war unless the people themselves refuse to go to war."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: War, Peace, People, End, Fight, Nothing, Will)

"There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Nothing)

"The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Science, Nothing, Thinking)

"War settles nothing."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: War, Nothing)

"Plans are nothing; planning is everything."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Nothing, Planning)

"There is nothing wrong with America that faith, love of freedom, intelligence, and energy of her citizens cannot cure."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Love, Faith, Intelligence, America, Cure, Energy, Freedom, Nothing, Wrong)

"I can think of nothing more boring for the American people than to have to sit in their living rooms for a whole half hour looking at my face on their television screens."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: People, American, Living, Nothing, Television)

"Someone who knows only music, understands nothing about it."
- Hanns Eisler
(Related: Music, Nothing)

"We cannot escape that Hollywood is in the middle of a wave of technological change. The current angst over all the implications of new entertainment technology is nothing new."
- Michael Eisner
(Related: Technology, Change, Entertainment, Hollywood, Nothing)

"America traditionally represents the greatest possibility of someone's going from nothing to something. Why? In theory, if not practice, the government stays out of the way and lets individuals take risks and reap rewards or accept the consequences of failure. We call this capitalism - or, at least, we used to."
- Larry Elder
(Related: Government, Failure, Possibility, America, Capitalism, Consequences, Nothing, Practice, Theory)

"In these matters the only certainty is that nothing is certain."
- Pliny the Elder
(Related: Certainty, Nothing)

"The only certainty is that nothing is certain."
- Pliny The Elder
(Related: Certainty, Nothing)

"Nothing has changed in our relationship with East West. We have no relationship with East West. We've been withholding our labour for almost seven years now."
- Andrew Eldritch
(Related: Nothing, Now, Years)

"Acting is nothing more or less than playing. The idea is to humanize life."
- George Eliot
(Related: Life, Idea, Acting, Nothing)

"Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand."
- George Eliot
(Related: Nothing)

"The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us, and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone."
- George Eliot
(Related: Life, Angels, Moments, Nothing, Past, Visit)

"Blessed is the man, who having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact."
- George Eliot
(Related: Fact, Giving, Man, Nothing)

"People to whom nothing has ever happened cannot understand the unimportance of events."
- T. S. Eliot
(Related: People, Events, Nothing)

"As things are, and as fundamentally they must always be, poetry is not a career, but a mug's game. No honest poet can ever feel quite sure of the permanent value of what he has written: He may have wasted his time and messed up his life for nothing."
- T. S. Eliot
(Related: Life, Poetry, Time, Career, May, Nothing, Value)

"Nothing is more dreadful in life than the profound thought that death may only greet you with eternal nothingness."
- Kim Elizabeth
(Related: Death, Life, Thought, May, Nothing, Nothingness)

"There is nothing about which I am more anxious than my country, and for its sake I am willing to die ten deaths, if that be possible."
- Elizabeth I
(Related: Country, Nothing)

"I find that I sent wolves not shepherds to govern Ireland, for they have left me nothing but ashes and carcasses to reign over!"
- Elizabeth I
(Related: Ireland, Nothing)

"I shall lend credit to nothing against my people which parents would not believe against their own children."
- Elizabeth I
(Related: People, Children, Credit, Nothing, Parents)

"A clear and innocent conscience fears nothing."
- Elizabeth I
(Related: Conscience, Nothing)

"Now suddenly there was nothing but a world of cloud, and we three were there alone in the middle of a great white plain with snowy hills and mountains staring at us; and it was very still; but there were whispers."
- Black Elk
(Related: Mountains, Nothing, Now, World)

"There is nothing that war has ever achieved we could not better achieve without it."
- Havelock Ellis
(Related: War, Nothing)

"Of woman as a real human being, with sexual needs and sexual responsibilities, morality has often known nothing."
- Havelock Ellis
(Related: Morality, Being, Needs, Nothing, Woman)

"There is nothing that war has ever achieved that we could not better achieve without it."
- Henry Ellis
(Related: War, Nothing)

"One can know nothing of giving aught that is worthy to give unless one also knows how to take."
- Henry Ellis
(Related: Giving, Nothing)

"Love ain't nothing but sex misspelled."
- Harlan Ellison
(Related: Love, Sex, Nothing)

"Look, all administrations, all governments lie, all officials lie and nothing they say is to be believed. That's a pretty good rule."
- Daniel Ellsberg
(Related: Lie, Nothing, Pretty)

"I still believe the Lewinsky investigation was way off from the focus of what Whitewater was, which turned out to be nothing at the end of the process. And I think that there were people who were determined as political opponents to not allow his presidency to succeed."
- Rahm Emanuel
(Related: People, End, Focus, Investigation, Nothing, Opponents, Presidency, Succeed)

"I've broken my nose, I've broken ribs. You name it. In fact, we just got back from South America, and I fell over a monitor speaker on the stage and almost ended up in the front row of the audience. I managed to sprain my wrist on that one but luckily nothing was broken."
- Keith Emerson
(Related: America, Fact, Name, Nothing)

"Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Integrity, Mind, Nothing)

"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Enthusiasm, Nothing)

"Nothing external to you has any power over you."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Power, Nothing)

"Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Men, Common sense, Nothing)

"With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Future, Nothing, Now, Past)

"Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Mother, Enthusiasm, Effort, Nothing)

"It is my desire, in the office of a Christian minister, to do nothing which I cannot do with my whole heart. Having said this, I have said all."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Heart, Christian, Desire, Nothing, Office)

"Manners require time, and nothing is more vulgar than haste."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Time, Haste, Manners, Nothing)

"Fate is nothing but the deeds committed in a prior state of existence."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Deeds, Existence, Fate, Nothing, State)

"There is nothing difficult about my work, and people get to hear it from me."
- Tracey Emin
(Related: Work, People, Nothing)

"The truth is you don't know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed."
- Eminem
(Related: Life, Truth, Nothing, Tomorrow)

"The state is nothing but an instrument of opression of one class by another - no less so in a democratic republic than in a monarchy."
- Friedrich Engels
(Related: Class, Nothing, State)

"I don't necessarily write everything as automatically assuming it will be collected, there's nothing that says Hitman will be collected, though it might be."
- Garth Ennis
(Related: Nothing, Will)

"There is nothing good or evil save in the will."
- Epictetus
(Related: Evil, Nothing, Will)

"Nothing great is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig. I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen."
- Epictetus
(Related: Time, Desire, First, Nothing)

"Is freedom anything else than the right to live as we wish? Nothing else."
- Epictetus
(Related: Freedom, Nothing, Right)

"Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little."
- Epicurus
(Related: Man, Nothing)

"I don't know nothing about no marriages or nothing. I ain't even never been to a wedding."
- Mike Epps
(Related: Wedding, Nothing)

"Nothing is as peevish and pedantic as men's judgments of one another."
- Desiderius Erasmus
(Related: Men, Nothing)

"Nowadays the rage for possession has got to such a pitch that there is nothing in the realm of nature, whether sacred or profane, out of which profit cannot be squeezed."
- Desiderius Erasmus
(Related: Nature, Nothing, Possession, Profit)