"Creativity is always a leap of faith. You're faced with a blank page, blank easel, or an empty stage."
"Poetry isn't a profession, it's a way of life. It's an empty basket you put your life into it and make something out of that."
"Always keep your mind as bright and clear as the vast sky, the great ocean, and the highest peak, empty of all thoughts. Always keep your body filled with light and heat. Fill yourself with the power of wisdom and enlightenment."
"Hunger and fear are the only realities in dog life: an empty stomach makes a fierce dog."
"I am convinced that material things can contribute a lot to making one's life pleasant, but, basically, if you do not have very good friends and relatives who matter to you, life will be really empty and sad and material things cease to be important."
"But to me nothing - the negative, the empty - is exceedingly powerful."
"I learned never to empty the well of my writing, but always to stop when there was still something there in the deep part of the well, and let it refill at night from the springs that fed it."
"Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work, driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for, in order to get to a job that you need so you can pay for the clothes, car and the house that you leave empty all day in order to afford to live in it."
"One small cat changes coming home to an empty house to coming home."
"I consider that a man's brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose."