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empty Quotes

13 of the best book quotes about empty
  1. #1
    “All alone, in the middle of the night, Coraline began to cry. There was no other sound in the empty flat.”
  2. #2
    “This closet is abandoned - it has no purpose, no name. It is the perfect place for me.”
  3. #3
    “Into the void of silence, into the empty space of nothing, the joy of life is unfurled.”
  4. #4
    “There’s something disturbing about recalling a warm memory and feeling utterly cold.”
  5. #5
    “But sometimes, unexpectedly, grief pounded over me in waves that left me gasping; and when the waves washed back, I found myself looking out over a brackish wreck which was illumined in a light so lucid, so heartsick and empty, that I could hardly remember that the world had ever been anything but dead.”
  6. #6
    “I was waiting for the longest time, she said. I thought you forgot.
    It is hard to forget, I said, when there is such an empty space when you are gone.”
  1. #7
    “From then on, I took an even greater pride in my work. I’d bring the most difficult locks home and time myself. Then I’d cut the time in half and practice until I got there. I’d keep at it until I couldn’t feel my fingers.”
  2. #8
    “The hard work of sowing seed in what looks like perfectly empty earth has, as every farmer knows, a time of harvest. All suffering, all pain, all emptiness, all disappointment is seed: sow it in God and he will, finally, bring a crop of joy from it.”
  3. #9
    “I felt very still and very empty, the way the eye of a tornado must feel, moving dully along in the middle of the surrounding hullaballoo.”
  4. #10
    “The town was empty, but for the first time it didn’t seem deserted, and I didn’t feel alone.”
  5. #11
    “Every little girl knows how dreadful it is to find a room empty where she thought somebody was.”
  6. #12
    “How can there be two Pauls? ‘You’d call him Uncle Paul.’ That’s too many names, my head’s full. My tummy’s still empty like the apple isn’t there. ‘What’s for lunch?‘”
  7. #13
    “I am a lover of love and I am a lover of words, and the two together spin visions of airy castles, but also may pierce the heart of hope. And so I remind you that I am a fool, a poet, and what matters is reality, not lovely words. Words are full of promise, yet empty of matter.”

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