Vacant quotes:

  • The professional arsonist builds vacant lots for money. -- Jimmy Breslin
  • I like black because it is a vacant space. -- Lady Gaga
  • Vacant heart, and hand, and eye, Easy live and quiet die. -- Walter Scott
  • Absence of occupation is not rest; A mind quite vacant is a mind distressed. -- William Cowper
  • Every time I appoint someone to a vacant position, I make a hundred unhappy and one ungrateful. -- Louis XIV
  • If you leave the smallest corner of your head vacant for a moment, other people's opinions will rush in from all quarters. -- George Bernard Shaw
  • A man's heart may have a secret sanctuary where only one woman may enter, but it is full of little anterooms which are seldom vacant. -- Helen Rowland
  • My mind is vacant on names, but I know him as well as anything. When I need names they drop out of my head; when I don't need them they drop back. -- Imogen Cunningham
  • The arts can play a vital role in revitalizing neighborhoods, using and improving vacant space, bringing new jobs and new sense of opportunity, and improving public safety by generating more foot traffic and more eyes on the street. -- Gavin Newsom
  • Everybody works but the vacant lot -- Henry George
  • The loud laugh that spoke the vacant mind. -- Oliver Goldsmith
  • We don't forget, but something vacant settles in us. -- Roland Barthes
  • Rodents can come across as being quite vacant in the personality stakes -- Julian Clary
  • Sometimes skulls are thick. Sometimes hearts are vacant. Sometimes words don't work. -- James Frey
  • Every time I fill a vacant office, I make ten malcontents and one ingrate. -- Louis XIV
  • The watch-dog's voice that bay'd the whispering wind, And the loud laugh that spoke the vacant mind. -- Oliver Goldsmith
  • O dark dark dark. They all go into the dark, The vacant interstellar spaces, the vacant into the vacant -- T. S. Eliot
  • Columbia Law School men were being drafted, and suddenly women who had done well in college were considered acceptable candidates for the vacant seats. -- Constance Baker Motley
  • There is no flock, however watched and tended, but one dead lamb is there! There is no fireside howsoe'er defended, but has one vacant chair. -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • A vacant white room with lights is still a submission to the neutral. Works of art seen in such spaces seem to be going through a kind of esthetic convalescence. -- Robert Smithson
  • As a result of the sacred ordinances performed in the holy house of God, no light need be permanently extinguished, no voice permanently stilled, no place in our heart permanently left vacant. -- Thomas S. Monson
  • Did you know...that when you walk past a flower, whether it be in somebody's garden or on a vacant hillside, the flower will always smile at you. The most polite way to respond, I've been told, is to cheerfully return the smile.... -- Ron Atchison
  • In the end, coming to faith remains for all a sense of homecoming, of picking up the threads of a lost life, of responding to a bell that had long been ringing, of taking a place at a table that had long been vacant. -- Malcolm Muggeridge
  • I think our governments will remain virtuous for many centuries as long as they are chiefly agricultural; and this will be as long as there shall be vacant lands in any part of America. When they get piled upon one another in large cities as in Europe, they will become corrupt as in Europe. -- Thomas Jefferson
  • A Loud Laugh Bespeaks a Vacant Mind! -- William Shakespeare
  • Happy the people whose annals are vacant. -- Thomas Carlyle
  • Rodents can come across as being quite vacant in the personality stakes. -- Julian Clary
  • Every time I bestow a vacant office I make a hundred discontented persons and one ingrate. -- Louis XIV
  • As a kid, I played my share of football in the street or in a vacant lot. -- Barry Sanders
  • The land created me. I'm wild and lonesome. Even as I travel the cities, I'm more at home in the vacant lots. -- Bob Dylan
  • Distressed properties are often vacant and in disrepair, and thus sold at significant discounts. As the share of distressed sales grows, home prices fall. -- Mark Zandi
  • Lofts were never supposed to be homes. They were vacant old factories and warehouses, taken over by artists looking for cheap space and good light. -- Virginia Postrel
  • When I'm asked who my audience is, I say someone with an open mind, which is not a vacant one and sometimes a liberal mind is not the same thing as an open one. -- Todd Solondz
  • As an actor, if you're just sitting and staring and you don't know who you are in your own mind, it's vacant. And sometimes the camera is an X-ray machine, it can pick it up. -- Albert Brooks
  • As a kid, I played my share of football in the street or in a vacant lot. When we were playing in the street, it was more touch football, so we didn't hit each other into cars. -- Barry Sanders
  • Many foreclosed homes are neglected or abandoned, as legal proceedings or other factors delay their resale. Deteriorating or vacant properties can, in turn, directly affect the quality of life in a neighborhood, for example, by leading to increases in vandalism or crime. -- Ben Bernanke
  • I remember New York in the '80s as a place with vacant lots that would eventually give over to nature. Weeds would grow up, squirrels would move in. That entropy is gone now. It's too expensive to let a vacant lot go natural. -- Moby
  • I'm very stodgy. I'm always looking at old photos of California and Los Angeles, knowing that what I'm looking at is now full of houses. There used to be vacant lots in Los Angeles, now all taken up by three-storey boxes - it's all getting infilled. -- Edward Ruscha
  • I like creating something from nothing and hearing it on the radio or on stage or from somebody driving down the street singing it. It's like building a house, taking a vacant piece of land, and next thing you know, there's a house with somebody living in it. -- Harvey Mason, Jr.
  • There's a perennial debate about whether the propagandistic tripe produced by establishment media outlets is shaped more by evil or by stupidity. Personally, I think it's both: a healthy dose of each is needed. The system design is malicious, while those who serve as its public face are generally vacant. -- Glenn Greenwald
  • I'm from Kansas, so there were a lot of vacant lots and open fields to tackle each other in so we could avoid tackling each other on the street. But running on the street and trying not to get taken down on the concrete, that will make you fast, that's for sure. -- Barry Sanders
  • I will waste an extraordinary amount of time, you know. And if it's not watching television, I'll be sitting staring out of the window. And yes, I know there's the idea of the artist, sitting there doing nothing while things are going on, but actually, no. It's vacant space. I'm thinking about the laundry. -- Glen Duncan
  • When I was a boy, I had a baseball team of my own. We played on a vacant lot between Ninetieth and Ninety-second streets. I had a little menagerie of my own, some pigeons, guinea pigs, and so on. On Saturday mornings, I had to take my music lesson. Then the members of my team used to come see my menagerie. -- Jacob Ruppert
  • Full of men, vacant of friends. -- Seneca the Younger
  • There are no vacant lots in nature. -- Edward Abbey
  • The appetites will rule if the mind is vacant. -- Mary Wollstonecraft
  • The brains of a pedant however full, are vacant. -- Sir Fulke Greville
  • I see the children with their boredom and their vacant stares. -- Billy Joel
  • And common is the commonplace, And vacant chaff well meant for grain. -- Alfred Lord Tennyson
  • Our attempt at focusing must give way to the vacant all-embracing stare -- Anton Ehrenzweig
  • Gossip bespeaks either a vacant mind or one that entertains jealousy or envy. -- David O. McKay
  • Downtown Detroit has more vacant buildings over 10 storeys than any city in the world. -- Meg White
  • Absence of occupation is not rest a mind quite vacant is a mind distressed -- William Cowper
  • Power-lust is a weed that grows only in the vacant lots of an abandoned mind. -- Ayn Rand
  • The past, the future, majesty, love - if they are vacant of you, you are vacant of them. -- Walt Whitman
  • Look at you lot, you're all so vacant, is it nice not being me it must be so relaxing. -- Benedict Cumberbatch
  • It is the ignorant and childish part of mankind that is the fighting part. Idle and vacant minds want excitement -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • If you want a vision of the future, imagine Washington-back ed Google Glasses strapped onto vacant human faces - forever. -- Julian Assange
  • The sun to me is dark And silent as the moon, When she deserts the night Hid in her vacant interlunar cave. -- John Milton
  • In the hours without sleep, each moment is so full and so vacant that it suggests itself as a rival of Time. -- Emile M. Cioran
  • Modern science kills God and takes his place on the vacant throne. Science is the sole legitimate arbiter of all relavent truth. -- Vaclav Havel
  • Everything outside was elegant and savage and fleshy. Everything inside was slow and cool and vacant. It seemed a shame to stay inside. -- John Cheever
  • The only measures that count are progress over your own self, and triumph over the vacant abstractions that most people mistake for thinking. -- Kenny Smith
  • A vacant mind invites dangerous inmates, as a deserted mansion tempts wandering outcasts to enter and take up their abode in its desolate apartments. -- George Stillman Hillard
  • ...his vacant eyes took on a more sinister look, taking notice of us for the first time, a stranger in our midst, a monster. -- Patricia Hamill
  • When you raise the most valid of points, you will be grazed by the most hollow of souls, and the most vacant of personages. -- Justin K. McFarlane Beau
  • While obsession with oneā??s personal appearance is a sign of being a vacant prat, total oblivion to it is a sign of mental illness. -- Kate Cann
  • As a fan, I'm distraught, but as a cartoonist looking at new vacant spaces in 2400 newspapers, well, behind me, my cats are dancing a conga line. -- Scott Adams
  • The crowning evidence that Jesus was alive was not a vacant grave, but a spirit-filled fellowship. Not a rolled away stone, but a carried away church. -- Clarence Jordan
  • For oft, when on my couch I lie in vacant or in pensive mood they flash upon that inward eye which is the bliss of solitude -- William Wordsworth
  • I don't think baseball can abandon the Miami market. If MLB does let that market go vacant, I think it'll be one of the biggest mistakes they ever made. -- Andrew Zimbalist
  • Museums and bookstores should feel, I think, like vacant lots - places where the demands on us are our own demands, where the spirit can find exercise in unsupervised play. -- John Updike
  • Nothing can be true which is either complete or vacant; every touch is false which does not suggest more than it represents, and every space is false which represents nothing. -- John Ruskin
  • I'm very tired of staring out into your vacant faces looking back at me. Wanting to fill your empty lives with humor you couldn't possibly think of yourself... Good evening! -- Bill Hicks
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  • i laced my shoes with sorrow and walked a weary road dead end streets don't come undone with double knots wing tipped shoes that walk on air through vacant lots -- Saul Williams
  • Sometimes I'd like everybody who is stuck, or lost, or vacant to stay that way and keep silent for as long as it takes, but that's the critic in me talking. -- David Toop
  • FLAG, n. A colored rag borne above troops and hoisted on forts and ships. It appears to serve the same purpose as certain signs that one sees and vacant lots in London -- Ambrose Bierce
  • Watch the growth of middle level management. Don't automatically fill vacant jobs. Leave some positions unfilled for 6-8 months to see what happens. You will find you won't need to fill some of them. -- Donald Rumsfeld
  • I saw the long line of the vacant shore, The sea-weed and the shells upon the sand, And the brown rocks left bare on every hand, As if the ebbing tide would flow no more. -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • I remember when each 4th lot was vacant and overgrown, and the landlord only go this rent when you had it, and each day was clear and good and each moment was full of promise. -- Charles Bukowski
  • In that sweet mood when pleasure loves to pay Tribute to ease; and, of its joy secure, The heart luxuriates with indifferent things, Wasting its kindliness on stocks and stones, And on the vacant air. -- William Wordsworth