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Top 40 Emptiness Quotes

Emptiness Quotes

This post contains some of the best emptiness quotes.

Emptiness Quotes

1. “I wanted to write down exactly what I felt but somehow the paper stays empty and I could not have described it any better.” – Unknown

2. “If giving leaves you feeling empty, you’re giving too much to the wrong person.”- Maza Dohta

3. “The greatest tragedies in life is not untimely death, but to live a life for emptiness.”- Topsy Gift

4. “It’s not the feeling of completeness I need, but the feeling of not being empty.”- Jonathan Safran Foer

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5. “Depression isn’t just being a bit sad. It’s feeling nothing. It’s not wanting to be alive anymore.”- J. K. Rowling

6. “Always show kindness and love to others. Your words might be filling the empty places in someone’s heart.” – Mandy Hale

7. “There are so many empty people walking around on this little planet. Lonely people. Angry people. Bitter. Forgotten.”- Jeyn Roberts

8. “The void inside me starts to fill, but my heart has holes, and whatever it holds will run out, leaving me empty once again.”- Danielle Esplin

9. “Emptiness is a symptom that you are not living creatively. You either have no goal that is important enough to you, or you are not using your talents and efforts in a striving toward an important goal.” ― Maxwell Maltz

10. “I feel empty inside.” – Unknown

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11. “Not happy. Not sad. Just empty.” – Unknown

12. “You can’t cry when you’re already empty.” – Unknown

13. “How can emptiness be so heavy?” – Unknown

14. “Why does the feeling of emptiness occupy so much space?” – Unknown

15. “A busy life is filled with tremendous emptiness.”- Debasish Mridha

Emptiness Quotes

16. “That feeling when you are not necessarily sad, but you feel really empty.” – Unknown

17. “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. The pain of emptiness is too strong. It compels the victim to fill that place. A single moment with that empty spot causes excruciating pain. That’s why we run from distraction to distraction—and from attachment to attachment.” ― Yasmin Mogahed

18. “I felt so much, that I started to feel nothing.” – Unknown

19. “I don’t feel anymore. I used to be sad but now I’m just numb.” – Unknown

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20. “Some scars don’t hurt. Some scars are numb. Some scars rid you of the capacity to feel anything ever again.” – Joyce Rachelle

21. “We cannot selectively numb emotions, when we numb the painful emotions, we also numb the positive emotions.” – Brene Brown

Emptiness Quotes

22. “I’m not the only person to feel empty, stuck, lost, crushed by disillusionment, and constantly wondering, “Is this all there is?” And I’m not the only person to numb the hollow, empty feeling with myriad distractions.” – Robert Althuis

23. “There’s a real cost to leaving feelings and emotions unexpressed. They accumulate, deep inside, and show back up as loneliness, emptiness, fear, anxiety, and depression.” – Robert Althuis

24. “I wanted so badly to be happy with the money, toys, and perfect family. I just couldn’t understand the emptiness I was feeling. I wanted so badly to shove it away. I thought the answer was to get busy again, to suit up for more deals, to feed the deal junkie in me, and get my mojo back. Maybe if I made more money and had even more power, I could buy an even bigger house, and that would make me feel whole.” – Robert Althuis

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25. “Our bodies, for example, are made up of atoms, tiny particles composed of a nucleus orbited by electrons, which are filled with energy. In addition, there’s a lot of empty space between the atoms. In fact, 99.9999999 percent of all matter is empty space. If you think about it then, our bodies are not solid at all; we are mostly empty space.” – Robert Althuis

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26. ““I was a real handful”; “I had such a great childhood, I have no excuse for not having achieved more in life.” As a therapist, I have heard these words uttered many times by high-functioning, wonderful people who are unaware that Emotional Neglect was an invisible, powerful force in their childhood. This example offers only one of the infinite numbers of ways that a parent can emotionally neglect a child, leaving him running on empty.” – Jonice Webb

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27. “There is a minimal amount of parental emotional connection, empathy and ongoing attention which is necessary to fuel a child’s growth and development so that he or she will grow into an emotionally healthy and emotionally connected adult. Less than that minimal amount and the child becomes an adult who struggles emotionally–outwardly successful, perhaps, but empty, missing something within, which the world can’t see.” – Jonice Webb

28. “No wonder neglected children grow up with an empty space in their sense of themselves, their love for themselves, and their ability to emotionally connect to others.” – Jonice Webb

29. “Few people come to therapy because they feel empty inside. It’s not a disorder in and of itself like anxiety or depression. Nor is it experienced by most people as a symptom that interferes with their lives. It’s more a generic feeling of discomfort, a lack of being filled up that may come and go.” – Jonice Webb

30. “Some people experience it physically, as an empty space in their belly or chest. Others experience it more as an emotional numbness.” – Jonice Webb

31. “You may have a general sense that you’re missing something that everybody else has, or that you’re on the outside looking in. Something just isn’t right, but it’s hard to name. It makes you feel somehow set apart, disconnected, as if you’re not enjoying life as you should.” – Jonice Webb

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32. “I have found that most emotionally neglected people who come to therapy for anxiety, depression, or family-related problems, for example, eventually express these empty feelings in some way” – Jonice Webb

33. “Typically the emptiness is chronic, and has ebbed and flowed over the course of their lives. It may be difficult to imagine what would make a person feel this way. The answer lies in emotional responses from parents during childhood.” – Jonice Webb

34. “The fuel of life is feeling. If we’re not filled up in childhood, we must fill ourselves as adults. Otherwise, we will find ourselves running on empty.” – Jonice Webb

35. “Empty feelings arise from not having been filled up emotionally as a child. Something was missing in your connection with your parents, a fullness in the quality and/or quantity of emotional connection as a child.” – Jonice Webb

36. “The more you care about yourself, love yourself, understand yourself, and value your emotional self, the more you’ll care, love, understand and value your children and their emotions. Gradually you’ll have less empty feelings, and gradually your children will become less prone to emptiness. Their tanks will be filled with rich, longburning, premium grade love for self and others that will keep them going for their entire lives.” – Jonice Webb

37. “Many neglected people have it in a much milder form and are not so tortured by it. But I have found that emptiness at its mildest interferes with a person’s ability to engage in and enjoy life. At its most severe, it can drive people to consider, or even act on, suicide.” – Jonice Webb

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38. “In many ways, emptiness or numbness is worse than pain. Many people have told me that they would far prefer feeling anything to nothing.” – Jonice Webb

39. “It is very difficult to acknowledge, make sense of, or put into words something that is absent. If you do succeed in putting emptiness into words to try to explain it to another person, it’s very difficult for others to understand it.” – Jonice Webb

40. “Emptiness seems like nothing to most people. And nothing is nothing, neither bad nor good. But in the case of a human being’s internal functioning, nothing is definitely something. Emptiness is actually a feeling in and of itself. And I have discovered that it is a feeling that can be very intense and powerful. In fact, it has the power to drive people to do extreme things to escape it.” – Jonice Webb

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Hadiah is a counselor who is passionate about supporting individuals on their journey towards mental well-being. Hadiah not only writes insightful articles on various mental health topics but also creates engaging and practical mental health worksheets.

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