Vacant Quotes

Vacant Quotes by Saul Williams, Thomas Jefferson, Julian Clary, Charlotte Bronte, Malcolm Muggeridge, Scott Adams and many others.

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Saul Williams
I think our governments will remain virtuous for many centuries as long as they are chiefly agricultural; and this will be as long as there shall be vacant lands in any part of America. When they get piled upon one another in large cities as in Europe, they will become corrupt as in Europe.
Thomas Jefferson
Rodents can come across as being quite vacant in the personality stakes
Julian Clary
At heart, he could not abide sense in women: he liked to see them as silly, as light-headed, as vain, as open to ridicule as possible; because they were then in reality what he held them to be, and wished them to be,–inferior: toys to play with, to amuse a vacant hour and to be thrown away.
Charlotte Bronte
In the end, coming to faith remains for all a sense of homecoming, of picking up the threads of a lost life, of responding to a bell that had long been ringing, of taking a place at a table that had long been vacant.
Malcolm Muggeridge
As a fan, I’m distraught, but as a cartoonist looking at new vacant spaces in 2400 newspapers, well, behind me, my cats are dancing a conga line.
Scott Adams
How often are the beauties of nature unheeded by man, who, musing on past ills, brooding over the possible calamities of the future, building castles in the air, or wrapped up in his own self-love and self-importance, forgets to look abroad, or looks with a vacant stare.
Almira Hart Lincoln Phelps
‘Thirteen’ was really hard on my family. I wrote this movie about them and their flaws and imperfections and what it was like growing up. It was from one kid’s perspective and not a well rounded one. You get older, and it’s like, ‘How dare I portray my father as being a totally vacant, careless schmuck?’
Nikki Reed
Men have died in torture chambers, on the stake, in concentration camps, in front of firing squads, rather than renounce their convictions. The appeaser renounces his under the pressure of a frown on a vacant face.
Ayn Rand
The sound of a jet, an engine warming up, even the clopping of shod hooves on pavement brings on the ancient shudder, the dry mouth and vacant eye, the hot palms and the churn of stomach high up under the rib cage.
John Steinbeck
As a kid, I played my share of football in the street or in a vacant lot. When we were playing in the street, it was more touch football, so we didn’t hit each other into cars.
Barry Sanders
Look at you lot, you’re all so vacant, is it nice not being me it must be so relaxing.
Benedict Cumberbatch
Everybody works but the vacant lot
Henry George
Why is it that the less intelligence people have, the more spiritual they are? They seem to fill all the vacant, ignorant spaces in their heads with soul. Which explains how it is that the less knowledge they have, the more religion.
Lincoln Steffens
What the Chronics are – or most of us – are machines with flaws inside that can’t be repaired, flaws born in, or flaws beat in over so many years of the guy running head-on into solid things that by the time the hospital found him he was bleeding rust in some vacant lot.
Ken Kesey
Nakata’s empty inside… Do you know what it means to be completely empty? Being empty is like a vacant house. An unlocked, vacant house. Anybody can come in, anytime they want. That’s what scares me the most
Haruki Murakami
As a kid, I played my share of football in the street or in a vacant lot.
Barry Sanders
The man of wisdom is devoid of ego even though he may appear to use it. His vacant or fasting mind is neither doing anything nor not doing anything. He is outside of volition, neither this nor that. He is everything and nothing.
Ramesh S Balsekar
I like creating something from nothing and hearing it on the radio or on stage or from somebody driving down the street singing it. It’s like building a house, taking a vacant piece of land, and next thing you know, there’s a house with somebody living in it.
Harvey Mason, Jr.
Many foreclosed homes are neglected or abandoned, as legal proceedings or other factors delay their resale. Deteriorating or vacant properties can, in turn, directly affect the quality of life in a neighborhood, for example, by leading to increases in vandalism or crime.
Ben Bernanke
I’m from Kansas, so there were a lot of vacant lots and open fields to tackle each other in so we could avoid tackling each other on the street. But running on the street and trying not to get taken down on the concrete, that will make you fast, that’s for sure.
Barry Sanders
I see the children with their boredom and their vacant stares.
Billy Joel
Our attempt at focusing must give way to the vacant all-embracing stare
Anton Ehrenzweig
Never lose a chance of saying a kind word. As Collingwood never saw a vacant place in his estate but he took an acorn out of his pocket and planted it, so deal with your compliments through life. An acorn costs nothing, but it may spread into a prodigious timber.
William Makepeace Thackeray
When I left the work world, I started designing my dream house. I dived into architecture and bought seven vacant lots. My plan was to build one house, move in, and build the next. If the next was better, I’d move in and sell the previous one – so on and so forth.
Tom Anderson
The crowning evidence that he lives is not a vacant grave, but a spirit-filled fellowship. Not a rolled-away stone, but a carried-away church.
Clarence Jordan
There’s a perennial debate about whether the propagandistic tripe produced by establishment media outlets is shaped more by evil or by stupidity. Personally, I think it’s both: a healthy dose of each is needed. The system design is malicious, while those who serve as its public face are generally vacant.
Glenn Greenwald
The past, the future, majesty, love – if they are vacant of you, you are vacant of them.
Walt Whitman
As if a man’s soul were not too small to begin with, they have dwarfed an narrowed theirs by a life of all work and no play; until here they are at forty, with a listless attention, a mind vacant of all material of amusement, and not one thought to rub against another, while they wait for the train.
Robert Louis Stevenson
The only measures that count are progress over your own self, and triumph over the vacant abstractions that most people mistake for thinking.
Kenny Smith
The land created me. I’m wild and lonesome. Even as I travel the cities, I’m more at home in the vacant lots.
Bob Dylan
Watch the growth of middle level management. Don’t automatically fill vacant jobs. Leave some positions unfilled for 6-8 months to see what happens. You will find you won’t need to fill some of them.
Donald Rumsfeld
The sun to me is dark And silent as the moon, When she deserts the night Hid in her vacant interlunar cave.
John Milton
Lofts were never supposed to be homes. They were vacant old factories and warehouses, taken over by artists looking for cheap space and good light.
Virginia Postrel
It’s harder and harder to find a spot within a day’s drive of Los Angeles with enough vacant grass or even sand or dirt to stake a tent on.
Ken Berry
Rodents can come across as being quite vacant in the personality stakes.
Julian Clary
Grief fills the room up of my absent child, Lies in his bed, walks up and down with me, Puts on his pretty look, repeats his words, Remembers me of his gracious parts, Stuffs out his vacant garments with his form
William Shakespeare
They who have already enjoyed the crowds and noise of the great city, know their desire to return is little more than the restlessness of a vacant mind, that they are not so much led by hope as driven by disgust, and wish rather to leave the country than to see the town.
Samuel Johnson
When I’m asked who my audience is, I say someone with an open mind, which is not a vacant one and sometimes a liberal mind is not the same thing as an open one.
Todd Solondz
The arts can play a vital role in revitalizing neighborhoods, using and improving vacant space, bringing new jobs and new sense of opportunity, and improving public safety by generating more foot traffic and more eyes on the street.
Gavin Newsom
What will die with me the day I die? What pathetic or frail image will be lost to the world? The voice of Macedonio Fernandez, the image of a bay horse in a vacant lot on the corner of Sarrano and Charcas, a bar of sulfur in the drawer of a mahogany desk?
Jorge Luis Borges
When I was a boy, I had a baseball team of my own. We played on a vacant lot between Ninetieth and Ninety-second streets. I had a little menagerie of my own, some pigeons, guinea pigs, and so on. On Saturday mornings, I had to take my music lesson. Then the members of my team used to come see my menagerie.
Jacob Ruppert
I don’t think baseball can abandon the Miami market. If MLB does let that market go vacant, I think it’ll be one of the biggest mistakes they ever made.
Andrew Zimbalist
Full of men, vacant of friends.
Seneca the Younger
Absence of occupation is not rest; A mind quite vacant is a mind distressed.
William Cowper
Every time I fill a vacant office, I make ten malcontents and one ingrate.
Louis XIV
At the age of five, Skagra decided emphatically that God did not exist. This revelation tends to make most people in the universe who have it react in one of two ways – relief or despair. Only Skagra responded to it by thinking – ‘wait a second. That means there’s a situation vacant!
Gareth Roberts
What a sight there is in that “smile!” it changes like a chameleon. There is a vacant smile, a cold smile, a smile of hate, a satiric smile, an affected smile; but, above all, a smile of love.
Thomas Chandler Haliburton
While obsession with one’s personal appearance is a sign of being a vacant prat, total oblivion to it is a sign of mental illness.
Kate Cann
Sometimes I’d like everybody who is stuck, or lost, or vacant to stay that way and keep silent for as long as it takes, but that’s the critic in me talking.
David Toop
When I grew up, we played in vacant lots.
Archie Manning
She wasn’t happy, but then she wasn’t unhappy. She wasn’t anything. But I don’t believe anyone is a nothing. There has to be something inside, if only to keep the skin from collapsing. This vacant eye, listless hand, this damask cheek dusted like a doughnut with plastic powder, had to have a memory or a dream.
John Steinbeck
One sees that dead, vacant look steal over the rarest, finest of women’s faces . . . in the very midst, it may be, of their warmest summer’s day; and then one can guess at the secret of intolerable solitude that lies hid beneath the delicate laces . . .
Rebecca Harding Davis
If you want a vision of the future, imagine Washington-back ed Google Glasses strapped onto vacant human faces – forever.
Julian Assange
As a result of the sacred ordinances performed in the holy house of God, no light need be permanently extinguished, no voice permanently stilled, no place in our heart permanently left vacant.
Thomas S. Monson
Praying It doesn’t have to be the blue iris, it could be weeds in a vacant lot, or a few small stones; just pay attention, then patch a few words together and don’t try to make them elaborate, this isn’t a contest but the doorway into thanks, and a silence in which another voice may speak.
Mary Oliver
Alice Malloy had dark, stringy hair, and even her husband, who loved her more than he knew, was sometimes reminded by her lean face of a tenement doorway on a rainy day, for her countenance was long, vacant, and weakly lighted, a passage for the gentle transports and miseries of the poor.
John Cheever
My parents managed a summer camp, and it was vacant for about seven or eight months out of the year. It was in the middle of nowhere in the woods. We backed up to a state forest. So absolutely, there were creepy woods all around the house. It was easy to get lost. It was really spooky.
Caitlin Kittredge
My mind is vacant on names, but I know him as well as anything. When I need names they drop out of my head; when I don’t need them they drop back.
Imogen Cunningham
Vacant heart, and hand, and eye, Easy live and quiet die.
Walter Scott
You can’t legitimately kick on income tax, for it’s on what you have made. You have already made it. But, look at land, farms, homes, stores, vacant lots. You pay year after year on them whether you make it or not.
Will Rogers
For oft, when on my couch I lie in vacant or in pensive mood they flash upon that inward eye which is the bliss of solitude
William Wordsworth
Modern science kills God and takes his place on the vacant throne. Science is the sole legitimate arbiter of all relavent truth.
Vaclav Havel
So the great affair is over but whoever would have guessed, It would leave us all so vacant and so deeply unimpressed, It’s like our visit to the moon or to that other star, I guess you go for nothing if you really want to go that far.
Leonard Cohen
Happy the people whose annals are vacant.
Thomas Carlyle
These words “accessible” and “emotionally available” get thrown at us from agents and editors and publishers – or the reverse – if it’s not all goo-ey and sentimental we’re told it’s “cold” or “uncaring” or “emotionally vacant.” In other words, responses to women’s writing in particular continue to be “gendered.”
Lidia Yuknavitch
The loud laugh that spoke the vacant mind.
Oliver Goldsmith
In AI, Spielberg is bleaching the dirt out of the human mind and leaving behind only the vacant gaze of machine ‘love’. Coca Cola ads do much the same thing – and they don’t take two hours.
Bryan Appleyard
And common is the commonplace, And vacant chaff well meant for grain.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
As an actor, if you’re just sitting and staring and you don’t know who you are in your own mind, it’s vacant. And sometimes the camera is an X-ray machine, it can pick it up.
Albert Brooks
Tragedy without comedy is melodrama, and comedy without a higher purpose is vacant.
Jesse Kellerman
I was so intrigued by insects and things that crawled or flew – I could spend hours by myself in a vacant lot.
Gary Larson
Downtown Detroit has more vacant buildings over 10 storeys than any city in the world.
Meg White
Sometimes skulls are thick. Sometimes hearts are vacant. Sometimes words don’t work.
James Frey
Everything outside was elegant and savage and fleshy. Everything inside was slow and cool and vacant. It seemed a shame to stay inside.
John Cheever
I’ve had it with those women – women! – who seek to undermine the serious work of women in Israeli politics by describing them as ‘attractive and elegant’ but utterly vacant.
Ayelet Shaked
Every time I appoint someone to a vacant position, I make a hundred unhappy and one ungrateful.
Louis XIV
It’s hard to pin Beto down on what he really stands for. Between the clumsy apologies and vacant platitudes, he doesn’t seem to have a set of philosophical priorities other than using his goofy ears to do a lot of listening so he doesn’t have to make any truly bold policy declarations.
Lisa Kennedy Montgomery
In a city you thought of all life as human life. You had to live in the heart of the woods to realize that humanity was a slight ripple on the surface of a flood of life that seeped into every vacant crack, flowed into every biological vacuum the moment it occurred.
Helen McCloy
It is the ignorant and childish part of mankind that is the fighting part. Idle and vacant minds want excitement
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Did you know…that when you walk past a flower, whether it be in somebody’s garden or on a vacant hillside, the flower will always smile at you. The most polite way to respond, I’ve been told, is to cheerfully return the smile.
Ron Atchison
It is absurd to suggest a president whose party controls the Senate should jointly decline to fill a vacant Supreme Court seat – ever.
Tom Fitton
There is no flock, however watched and tended, but one dead lamb is there! There is no fireside howsoe’er defended, but has one vacant chair.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
O dark dark dark. They all go into the dark, The vacant interstellar spaces, the vacant into the vacant
T. S. Eliot
Then my heart with pleasure fills And dances with the daffodils.
William Wordsworth
The watch-dog’s voice that bay’d the whispering wind, And the loud laugh that spoke the vacant mind.
Oliver Goldsmith
I remember when each 4th lot was vacant and overgrown, and the landlord only go this rent when you had it, and each day was clear and good and each moment was full of promise.
Charles Bukowski
There are people who take on different objectives and missions in life. When you grow older, there’s a a void – and right now, I’m filling a space where a lot of old rock, grime, hip-hop, punk artists left a vacant space.
The only sustainable way to increase demand for vacant houses is to spur the formation of new households. Admitting more skilled immigrants, who tend to earn enough to buy homes, would accomplish that while paying other dividends to the U.S. economy.
Alan Greenspan
I like black because it is a vacant space.
Lady Gaga
I saw the long line of the vacant shore, The sea-weed and the shells upon the sand, And the brown rocks left bare on every hand, As if the ebbing tide would flow no more.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I remember New York in the ’80s as a place with vacant lots that would eventually give over to nature. Weeds would grow up, squirrels would move in. That entropy is gone now. It’s too expensive to let a vacant lot go natural.
Excessive golfing dwarfs the intellect. Nor is this to be wondered at when you consider that the more fatuously vacant the mind is, the better for play. It has been observed that absolute idiots play the steadiest.
Charles Walter Simpson
A Loud Laugh Bespeaks a Vacant Mind!
William Shakespeare
It doesn’t have to be the blue iris, it could be weeds in a vacant lot, or a few small stones; just pay attention, then patch a few words together and don’t try to make them elaborate, this isn’t a contest but the doorway into thanks, and a silence in which another voice may speak.
Mary Oliver
Happy the people whose annals are tiresome.
Baron de Montesquieu
Distressed properties are often vacant and in disrepair, and thus sold at significant discounts. As the share of distressed sales grows, home prices fall.
Mark Zandi
Power-lust is a weed that grows only in the vacant lots of an abandoned mind.
Ayn Rand
Nature never deserts the wise and pure; no plot so narrow, be but nature there; no waste so vacant, but may well employ each faculty of sense, and keep the heart awake to love and beauty.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
I walked in a desert.
And I cried,
‘Ah, God, take me from this place!’
A voice said, ‘It is no desert.’
I cried, ‘Well, But –
The sand, the heat, the vacant horizon.’
A voice said, ‘It is no desert.’
Stephen Crane
When we meditate, what we actually do is enter into a vacant, calm, still, silent mind. We go deep within and approach our true existence, which is our soul. When we live in the soul, we feel that we are actually meditating spontaneously
Sri Chinmoy