What is void?

Famous quotes containing the word void:

    Aesop, that great man, saw his master making water as he walked. “What!” he said, “Must we void ourselves as we run?” Use our time as best we may, yet a great part of it will still be idly and ill spent.
    Michel de Montaigne (1533–1592)

    Some say existence like a Pirouot
    And Pirouette, forever in one place,
    Stands still and dances, but it runs away;
    It seriously, sadly, runs away
    To fill the abyss’s void with emptiness.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    Let us then suppose the Mind to be, as we say, white Paper, void of all Characters, without any Ideas; How comes it to be furnished...? To this I answer, in one word, From Experience: In that, all our Knowledge is founded; and from that it ultimately derives it self.
    John Locke (1632–1704)