Empty

Famous quotes containing the word empty:

    Boy, I hate their empty shows,
    Persian garlands I detest,
    Bring me not the late-blown rose
    Lingering after all the rest:
    Plainer myrtle pleases me
    Thus outstretched beneath my vine,
    Myrtle more becoming thee,
    Waiting with thy master’s wine.
    Horace [Quintus Horatius Flaccus] (65–8)

    And I think in this empty world there was room for me and a
    mountain lion.
    And I think in the world beyond, how easily we might spare a million
    or two of humans
    And never miss them.
    —D.H. (David Herbert)

    I have heard of a minister, who had been a fisherman, being settled in Bridgewater for as long a time as he could tell a cod from a haddock. Generous as it seems, this condition would empty most country pulpits forthwith, for it is long since the fishers of men were fishermen.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)