Feeling Empty Sayings and Quotes

Emotional burnout is real. Sometimes we can’t help but feel depressed, mentally exhausted, and empty. Everyone has low points, but they don’t have to last forever. Below you’ll find a collection of wise and insightful quotes about feeling empty.

Moments of suffering are meant to empty us so that we may have the potential to tap into our truest depths.     

Kamand Kojouri

The beginning of love is a horror of emptiness.     

Robert Bly

I am empty of everything. I am empty of everything but the thin, frail ghosts in my room.     

Jean Rhys

A sad soul needs an infinite horizon which can throw all his sorrow into the silence of the eternal emptiness!     

Mehmet Murat ildan

Become totally empty. Quiet the restlessness of the mind. Only then will you witness everything unfolding from emptiness.     


You are not feeling empty because you don't have much money. You are feeling empty because you have not yet encountered your real self, you have not come to your authentic individuality.     


There are so many empty people walking around on this little planet. Lonely people. Angry people. Bitter. Forgotten.     

Jeyn Roberts

I swear, I end up feeling empty, like you've taken something out of me and I have to search my body for scars.     

Richard Siken

But what I did sense was an emptiness like a black hole inside of him, and there was no predicting what might emerge from a place like that.     

Ryū Murakami 

Every word is like an unnecessary stain on silence and nothingness.     

Samuel Beckett

It is beautiful, it is endless, it is full and yet seems empty. It hurts us.     

Jackson Pearce

We become aware of the void as we fill it.     

Antonio Porchia

The artist's job is not to succumb to despair but to find an antidote for the emptiness of existence.     

Woody Allen

Life is an empty bottle filled with love.     

Santosh Kalwar

Emptiness which is conceptually liable to be mistaken for sheer nothingness is in fact the reservoir of infinite possibilities.     

D.T. Suzuki

One must know oneself. If this does not serve to discover truth, it at least serves as a rule of life and there is nothing better.     

Blaise Pascal

But to me nothing, the negative, the empty, is exceedingly powerful.     

Alan Watts

When I feel truly alone, with a sense of being lost, even empty inside, it is then I realize I have unknowingly moved away from God, so I move back.     

David L. Weatherford

There is no such thing as an empty space or an empty time. There is always something to see, something to hear. In fact, try as we may to make a silence, we cannot.     

John Cage

The more space and emptiness you can create in yourself, then you can let the rest of the world come in and fill you up.     

Jeff Bridges

I decided I would fill the emptiness in me with God and with paint.     

Kimberly Novosel

This was the truth at the core of my existence: this yawning emptiness, scantily clad in rage.     

Hillary Jordan

The greatest tragedies in life is not untimely death, but to live a life for emptiness.     

Topsy Gift

The funny thing about having all this so-called success is that behind it is a certain horrible emptiness.     

Sam Shepard

The rest of my life stretches out as an emptiness before me.     

Kazuo Ishiguro

There's just something obvious about emptiness, even when you try to convince yourself otherwise.     

Sarah Dessen

This world that I live in is empty and cold the loneliness cuts me and tortures my soul.     

Waylon Jennings

It's not the feeling of completeness I need, but the feeling of not being empty.     

Jonathan Safran Foer

Everyday we used to slip away to talk. We would talk about the goodness of your heart. Now it seems I admit that never exist at all and it leaves me feeling empty with this hollow chord.     

Regina Belle

In all our searching, the only thing we've found that makes the emptiness bearable is each other.     

Carl Sagan