Quotations on Nothing

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Nothing is as dangerous in architecture as dealing with separated problems. If we split life into separated problems we split the possibilities to make good building art.
- Alvar Aalto
(Keywords: Architecture, Art, Life, Building, Nothing, Possibilities, Problems)

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
(Keywords: Committee, Nothing, Problems)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Boss, Defeat, Defense, Nothing, Osama bin laden, Planning, states, United)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Justice, Nothing, Publicity)

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

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

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
(Keywords: Trust, Purpose, Lies, Nothing, Press)

A psychiatrist asks a lot of expensive questions your wife asks for nothing.
- Joey Adams
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Religion, Dating, Nothing, Pursuit)

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

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

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

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
(Keywords: Time, Mind, Nothing, Order)

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
(Keywords: Ego, Embarrassment, Nothing, Reflection, Self, Today)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Time, Work, Day, Hard work, Nothing, Training)

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

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
(Keywords: God, Nothing, Worry)

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
(Keywords: Time, Nothing, Right)

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
(Keywords: Experience, Life, People, Hollywood, Nothing, Now, World)

He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
- Muhammad Ali
(Keywords: Life, 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
(Keywords: Love, Business, Being, Horses, Nothing, Shame)

Writing is learning to say nothing, more cleverly each day.
- William Allingham
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Government, Society, Man, Nothing, Tyranny)

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
(Keywords: Education, Nothing, World)

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
(Keywords: Dreams, War, Leader, Alliance, Being, Destruction, Fathers, Nothing, Seamen)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Thought, Action, Energy, Nothing, Will)

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

There's nothing so rewarding as to make people realize they are worthwhile in this world.
- Bob Anderson
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Life, Heart, Man, Nothing, Woman)

Young people think that nothing bad will ever happen to them.
- Loni Anderson
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Inspiration, Law, Nothing, Want)

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
(Keywords: Temple, Building, Nothing, Spirit, Wood)

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

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
(Keywords: Courage, Virtue, Nothing, Practice)

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
(Keywords: Time, Nothing, Taste)

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

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

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
(Keywords: Care, Community, Law, Nothing, Reason)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Life, Day, London, Nothing, Will, Writing)

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
(Keywords: Contention, Country, Nothing, Traditions)



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