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)

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
(Keywords: Nothing, Smile)

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)

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
(Keywords: Nothing, Words)

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)

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

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)

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

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)

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

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)

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
(Keywords: 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)



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