— A. J. Cronin Scottish novelist and physician 1896 - 1981
As quoted in Today's Gift : Daily Meditations for Families (1985) by Hazelden Publishing, p. 11
— Erich Fromm German social psychologist and psychoanalyst 1900 - 1980
— Edward Young English poet 1683 - 1765
This is a quotation from "The Old Man's Relapse", a poem addressed to Edward Young, but written by Lord Melcombe.
„Then empty rumour to well-grounded fear gave strength.“
Vana quoque ad veros accessit fama timores.
Book I, line 469 (tr. E. Ridley).
— Max Lucado American clergyman and writer 1955
Source: Traveling Light: Releasing the Burdens You Were Never Intended to Bear
„There's a vacancy, won't you come to me
And fill my empty spaces
I'm a motel man in a promised land
That's filled with empty faces
So won't you bring your sorrows bring your dreams,
It's a place for you to be
There's no more tomorrow or that's how it seems
Won't you come to me? I've got a vacancy“
— Harry Chapin American musician 1942 - 1981
Song lyrics, Verities & Balderdash (1974)
Source: The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
„Nor is anything empty: For what is empty is nothing. What is nothing cannot be.Nor does it move; for it has nowhere to betake itself to, but is full. For if there were aught empty, it would betake itself to the empty. But, since there is naught empty, it has nowhere to betake itself to.“
— Melissus of Samos Eleatic philosopher -470 - -430 BC
Fragments of Melissus's On Nature, Fragment 7
Original: (el) Οὐδ᾿ ἂν τὸ ὑγιὲς ἀλγῆσαι δύναιτο· ἀπὸ γὰρ ἂν ὄλοιτο τὸ ὑγιὲς καὶ τὸ ἐόν, τὸ δὲ οὐκ ἐὸν γένοιτο. Καὶ περὶ τοῦ ἀνιᾶσθαι ὡυτὸς λόγος τῶι ἀλγέοντι. Οὐδὲ κενεόν ἐστιν οὐδέν· τὸ γὰρ κενεὸν οὐδέν ἐστιν· οὐκ ἂν οὖν εἴη τό γε μηδέν. Οὐδὲ κινεῖται· ὑποχωρῆσαι γὰρ οὐκ ἔχει οὐδαμῆι, ἀλλὰ πλέων ἐστίν. Εἰ μὲν γὰρ κενεὸν ἦν, ὑπεχώρει ἂν εἰς τὸ κενόν· κενοῦ δὲ μὴ ἐόντος οὐκ ἔχει ὅκηι ὑποχωρήσει.
„Each spiritual age expresses its special character in a form which corresponds exactly to its character. Each age in this way characterizes its true 'physiognomy', full of expression and strength. Thus in all spiritual areas 'yesterday' is transformed into 'today'. But apart from this, art possesses a further quality which it alone possesses: that quality which enables one to divine the 'tomorrow' today – a strength which is both creative and prophetic.“
— Wassily Kandinsky Russian painter 1866 - 1944
Kandinsky's last theoretical statement (Paris, 1942); in Kandinsky, Frank Whitford, Paul Hamlyn Ltd, London 1967, p. 38
1930 - 1944
— Johnny Depp American actor, film producer, and musician 1963
— John Fletcher English Jacobean playwright 1579 - 1625
Act II, scene ii.
Rollo, Duke of Normandy, or The Bloody Brother, (c. 1617; revised c. 1627–30; published 1639)
— Charles M. Schulz American cartoonist 1922 - 2000
Came from an online quiz falsely attributed to Schulz http://www.snopes.com/glurge/schulz.asp. However, in the 13 June 1980 Peanuts strip http://www.gocomics.com/peanuts/1980/06/13, Marcie does say "I promise there'll be a tomorrow, sir. In fact, it's already tomorrow in Australia."
„The constructive schizoid person stands against the spiritual emptiness of encroaching technology and does not let himself be emptied by it. He lives and works with the machine without becoming a machine.“
Source: Love and Will (1969), Ch. 1 : Introduction : Our Schizoid World, p. 32
Context: The constructive schizoid person stands against the spiritual emptiness of encroaching technology and does not let himself be emptied by it. He lives and works with the machine without becoming a machine. He finds it necessary to remain detached enough to get meaning from the experience, but in doing so, to protect his own inner life from impoverishment.
— Ward Cunningham American computer programmer who developed the first wiki 1949
A Conversation with Ward Cunningham (2003), To Plan or Not To Plan
Context: To worry about tomorrow is to detract from your work today. Time you spend thinking about tomorrow is time you're not spending thinking about what to do today. The place you leave in the code because you think you'll need it tomorrow, is actually a waste of time today — and a liability tomorrow. It does more harm than good.
„In the "static" universe expansion is impossible, the "empty" universe does expand. Therefore we may be tempted to consider the empty universe as the most likely approximation; and we can proceed to compute the radius of curvature of the universe, supposing it to be of the empty type, from the observed rate of expansion.“
— Willem de Sitter Dutch cosmologist 1872 - 1934
Kosmos (1932), Above is Beginning Quote of the Last Chapter: Relativity and Modern Theories of the Universe -->