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I think that there are empty ecological niches in the literary landscape crying to be filled and when a book more or less fills a niche it's seized on, even when it's a far from perfect fit.


Edmund White


#crying #ecological #empty #even #far

In the Lord's Prayer, the first petition is for daily bread. No one can worship God or love his neighbor on an empty stomach.


Woodrow Wilson


#daily #daily bread #empty #empty stomach #first

I soon became convinced... that all the theorizing would be empty brain exercise and therefore a waste of time unless one first ascertained what the population of the universe really consists of.


Fritz Zwicky


#became #brain #consists #convinced #empty

In the end, this volume should be read a s a collection of love stories, Above all, they are tales of love, not the love with which so many stories end – the love of fidelity, kindness and fertility – but the other side of love, its cruelty, sterility and duplicity. In a way, the decadents did accept Nordau's idea of the artist as monster. But in nature, the glory and panacea of romanticism, they found nothing. Theirs is an aesthetic that disavows the natural and with it the body. The truly beautiful body is dead, because it is empty. Decadent work is always morbid, but its attraction to death is through art. What they refused was the condemnation of that monster. And yet despite the decadent celebration of artifice, these stories record art's failure in the struggle against natural horror. Nature fights back and wins, and decadent writing remains a remarkable account of that failure.


Asti Hustvedt


#artifice #dead #death #decadence #decadent

You'll find that empty vessels make the most sound.


Johnny Rotten


#find #make #most #sound #vessels

I live a perfectly happy and comfortable life in Blair's Britain, but I can't work up much affection for the culture we've created for ourselves: it's too cynical, too knowing, too ironic, too empty of real value and meaning.


Jonathan Coe


#blair #britain #comfortable #comfortable life #created

It is not poverty so much as pretense that harasses a ruined man - the struggle between a proud mind and an empty purse - the keeping up of a hollow show that must soon come to an end.


Washington Irving


#come #empty #end #hollow #keeping

Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.


Immanuel Kant


#concepts #content #empty #intuitions #thoughts

I have competed before empty stadiums a lot in my career.


Bill Toomey


#career #competed #empty #i #lot

None are so empty as those who are full of themselves.


Benjamin Whichcote


#full #none #themselves #those #who






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