49 Quotes About Emptiness of the Heart


Dealing with feelings of emptiness can leave you lose and confused. Here are some great quotes about emptiness of the heart and how to combat these difficult struggles.

“Addiction begins with the hope that something ‘out there’ can instantly fill up the emptiness inside.”

“All silence is. All emptiness. And now: The dawn.”

“Anaesthesia, that’s one technique: if it hurts, invent a different pain.”

“As the scene of life would be more the cold emptiness of space than the warm, dense atmosphere of planets, the advantage of containing no organic material at all, so as to be independent of both these conditions, would be increasingly felt”

“By then I knew that everything good and bad left an emptiness when it stopped. But if it was bad, the emptiness filled up by itself. If it was good you could only fill it by finding something better.”

“Emptiness is a symptom that you are not living creatively.”

“Emptiness the starting point. — In order to taste my cup of water you must first empty your cup. My friend, drop all your preconceived and fixed ideas and be neutral. Do you know why this cup is useful? Because it is empty.”

“Form is emptiness, emptiness is form.”

“Given the choice between the experience of pain and nothing, I would choose pain.”

“His whole future seemed suddenly to be unrolled before him; and passing down its endless emptiness he saw the dwindling figure of a man to whom nothing was ever to happen.”

“How do you get so empty? Who takes it out of you?”

“Human affairs are like a chess-game: only those who do not take it seriously can be called good players. Life is like an earthen pot: only when it is shattered, does it manifest its emptiness.”

“I almost said, you’re not broken, you’re just going through something. But i couldn’t. She knew. There was something terribly wrong with her, all the way inside.”

“I am unable to describe exactly what is the matter with me; now and then there are horrible fits of anxiety, apparently without cause, or otherwise a feeling of emptiness and fatigue in the head.”

“I can once more carry on a conversation with myself, and don’t stare so into complete emptiness. Only in this way is there any possibility of improvement for me.”

“I had known loneliness before, and emptiness upon the moor, but I had never been a NOTHING, a nothing floating on a nothing, known by nothing, lonelier and colder than the space between the stars.”

“I said nothing for a time, just ran my fingertips along the edge of the human-shaped emptiness that had been left inside me.”

“I suffer from life and from other people. I can’t look at reality face to face. Even the sun discourages and depresses me.”

“I was as hollow and empty as the spaces between stars.”

“If I look at my old lyrics, they seem to be full of rage, but empty. There was an emptiness in my life.”

“Illusion is needed to disguise the emptiness within.”

“In a full heart there is room for everything, and in an empty heart there is room for nothing.”

“It seems to me that all of the evil in life comes from idleness, boredom, and psychic emptiness, but all of that is inevitable when you become accustomed to living at others’ expense.”

“It was not the feeling of completeness I so needed, but the feeling of not being empty.”

“I’ve come to understand that the best one can hope for as a human is to have a relationship with that emptiness where God would be if God were available, but God isn’t.”

“I’ve said before that every craftsman searches for what’s not there to practice his craft.”

“Loving can cost a lot but not loving always cost more.”

“Man finds nothing so intolerable as to be in a state of complete rest, without passions, without occupation, without diversion, without effort.”

“Men’s need to dominate women may be based in their own sense of marginality or emptiness; we do not know its root, and men are making no effort to discover it.”

“Nothingness not being nothing, nothingness being emptiness.”

“One cannot long remain so absorbed in contemplation of emptiness without being increasingly attracted to it. In vain one bestows on it the name of infinity; this does not change its nature.”

“Part of the problem with the word ‘disabilities’ is that it immediately suggests an inability to see or hear or walk or do other things that many of us take for granted.”

“Prayer begins at the edge of emptiness.”

“Religion is the dream of the human mind. But even in dreams we do not find ourselves in emptiness or in heaven, but on earth, in the realm of reality.”

“The honors of this world, what are they but puff, and emptiness, and peril of falling?”

“The usefulness of the cup is its emptiness.”

“There’s a disappointment there because I still feel there’s an emptiness in my career that just wasn’t filled.”

“There’s just something obvious about emptiness, even when you try to convince yourself otherwise.”

“They say you don’t get over someone until you find someone or something better. As humans, we don’t deal well with emptiness. Any empty space must be filled. Immediately.”

“To be full of things is to be empty of God. To be empty of things is to be full of God.”

“We cannot let another person into our hearts or minds unless we empty ourselves. We can truly listen to him or truly hear her only out of emptiness.”

“When I look beyond the mind, I see the witness. Beyond the witness, there is infinite intensity of emptiness and silence.”

“When I talk to some of the younger filmmakers, they are so worried about their films that, eventually, this state of being worried reflects itself in and helps the final work.”

“When one begins to purposefully perform acts of kindness, the spirit changes and soon doing good deeds becomes a focal point for our life; doing good begins to be the same as feeling good.”

“When you have achieved a state of calmness and readiness, then you are ready to know, ready to understand in a deep way the dance between emptiness and appearance.”

“Why does the feeling of emptiness occupy so much space?”

“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.”

“You have trouble feeling alive, so you stab your own heart just to feel something. It was the emptiness that was killing you. You created the sadness and the fear to fill it.”

“Your emptiness is but the preparation for your being filled, and your casting down is but the making ready for your lifting up.”

There are many ways you can go about dealing with feelings of complete emptiness.