„when your down on your luck and you've lost all your dreams theres nothing like a campfire and a can of beans“
— Tom Waits American singer-songwriter and actor 1949
— Oprah Winfrey American businesswoman, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist 1954
„When you ain't got nothing, you got nothing to lose. You're invisible now. You've got no secrets to conceal.“
— Bob Dylan, da Like a Rolling Stone, n.° 1
Context: Go to him now, he calls you, you can't refuse. When you ain't got nothing, you got nothing to lose. You're invisible now. You've got no secrets to conceal.
That's how you make me feel,
When I'm with you I am far away,
And nothing is for real.“
— Michael Jackson American singer, songwriter and dancer 1958 - 2009
„Dreams are like stars; you may never touch them, but if you follow them, they will lead you to your destiny.“
— Liam Payne English singer and songwriter 1993
„Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you've got to say, and say it hot.“
— D.H. Lawrence English novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, literary critic and painter 1885 - 1930
„Ask nothing; want nothing in return. Give what you have to give; it will come back to you, but do not think of that now.“
— Swami Vivekananda Indian Hindu monk and phylosopher 1863 - 1902
„If you want to travel the Way of Buddhas and Zen masters, then expect nothing, seek nothing, and grasp nothing.“
— Dogen Japanese Zen buddhist teacher 1200 - 1253
„You nobles, you sons of my leading men, soft and dandified, trusting in your birth and your wealth, paying no attention to my command and your advancement, you neglected the pursuit of learning and indulged yourselves in the sport of pleasure and idleness and foolish pastimes. By the King of the heavens I think nothing of your nobility and your beauty. Others can admire you. Know this without any doubt; unless you rapidly make up for your idleness by eager effort, you will never receive any benefit from Charlemagne.“
— Charlemagne King of the Franks, King of Italy, and Holy Roman Emperor 748 - 814
Quoted in Notker's The Deeds of Charlemagne (translated 2008 by David Ganz)
— Selma Lagerlöf Swedish female writer 1858 - 1940
„What I like doing best is Nothing."
"How do you do Nothing," asked Pooh after he had wondered for a long time.
"Well, it's when people call out at you just as you're going off to do it, 'What are you going to do, Christopher Robin?' and you say, 'Oh, Nothing,' and then you go and do it.
It means just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering."
"Oh!" said Pooh.“
— A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
— Chris Colfer actor, singer, book author 1990