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  • I been through living for years. I just ain't dead yet.

  • ... when a gourd is hollowed out it becomes empty and is of great use to the world because of its emptiness.

  • Everybody's mainspring is different. And I want to say this — folks whose mainsprings are busted are better dead.

  • The emptiness was intense, like the stillness in a great factory when the machinery stops running.

    • Willa Cather,
    • "Neighbour Rosicky," in Woman's Home Companion ()
  • ... what was the use of my having come from Oakland it was not natural to have come from there yes write about it if I like or anything if I like but not there, there is no there there.

  • She had plenty of evidence that she had a good life. She just couldn't feel the life she saw she had. It was as though she had cancer of the perspective.

  • So few that live have life ...

    • Emily Dickinson,
    • 1862, in Martha Dickinson Bianchi, ed., The Life and Letters of Emily Dickinson ()
  • I used to believe that anything was better than nothing. Now I know that sometimes nothing is better.

  • Being empty is a beginning.