Bullies enjoy dark happiness; these are the blank parts that eventually fill their minds with nothingness.— Emily Shanks
Astounding Blank Mind quotations
The great appeal of the doctrine that the mind is a blank slate is the simple mathematical fact that zero equals zero.
Every morning like a scholar at his first class I prepare a blank mind for the day to write upon.
Improvisation is really not so much remembering things.
And this is what I do when I play. I forget things. When I go on the stage, I want my mind to be a blank, so that I can - things can come into me without my knowing where they came from.
Once again, I was reminded that Tally was the prettiest girl I'd ever met, and when she smiled at me my mind went blank. Once you've seen a pretty girl naked, you feel a certain attachment to her.
Don't get seduced by your own stuff; work hard to keep a blank slate state of mind each time you watch your film.
Not even thinking about anything. My mind is a blank. We just want to enjoy the moment.
I don't believe in using too much graphic violence, although I've done it.
It's better to be suggestive and to allow the viewer to fill in the blanks in their minds.
My advice to the reader approaching a poem is to make the mind still and blank.
Let the poem speak. This charged quiet mimics the blank space ringing the printed poem, the nothing out of which something takes shape.
If men's minds were like dominoes, surely his would be the double blank.
One must go for a film with an open mind;
a film best impacts you when your mind is a blank page to the film.
Once I get in my mind that it's going to go "da da da dadada da da," then it's kind of like filling in the blanks.
Step off assuredly into the blank of your mind. Something will come to you.
The human mind is like a TV set. When it goes blank, it's a good idea to turn off the sound.
I read and walked for miles at night along the beach, writing bad blank verse and searching endlessly for someone wonderful who would step out of the darkness and change my life. It never crossed my mind that that person could be me.
It is the mind that tells you that the mind is there.
Don't be deceived. All the endless arguments about the mind are produced by the mind itself, for its own protection, continuation and expansion. It is the blank refusal to consider the convolutions and convulsions of the mind that can take you beyond it.
The tourist travels in his own atmosphere like a snail in his shell and stands, as it were, on his own perambulating doorstep to look at the continents of the world. But if you discard all this, and sally forth with a leisurely and blank mind, there is no knowing what may not happen to you.
The void is a mouth crying to be filled, a blank mind aching for thought, a cavity desperate for shape. What is not implies what is.
Two days like icebergs bleak, blank, half-melting, all frigid, mainly out of sight, and definitely a threat to peace of mind drifted by and were good to put behind.
Constant attention wears the active mind, Blots out our pow'rs, and leaves a blank behind.
It was like watching a movie being played on the blank screen of his mind;
the only difference was that he did not get bored, no matter how many times he watched it.
My mind turned by anxiety, or other cause, from its scrutiny of blank paper, is like a lost child–wandering the house, sitting on the bottom step to cry.
Let me run over the principal steps. We approached the case, you remember, with an absolutely blank mind, which is always an advantage. We had formed no theories. We were simply there to observe and to draw inferences from our observations.
When I swing at a golf ball right, my mind is blank and my body is loose as a goose.
The difficulty is, all swing thoughts decay, like radium.
What burnt up the course on Wednesday has turned to lead on Sunday. Yet it does not do to have a blank mind: the terrible hugeness of the course will rush into the vacuum and the ball will spray like a thing berserk.
When the mind is empty, silent, when it is in a state of complete negation - which is not blankness, nor the opposite of being positive, but a totally different state in which all thought has ceased - only then is it possible for that which is unnameable to come into being.
You have to stay fresh and blank in your mind when you go out to bat.
You complicate things, and you're gone.
I think anytime you set out to start doing something, it's always a difficult thing. It's a theory of a blank sheet of paper, for an artist; It's a challenge to put yourself in that position in life, and even in your mind, to put the two together. But you have to, and so that's what you do. I tend to look at it as less than a problem than a process.
I was so brilliant in the past. Now my mind is a blank. It's so glorious to get old.
If I had more time, I could've utilized the stage more and turned it into my own but since I used all my energy writing and producing songs, my mind was blank when it came to my performances. That's what I regret the most.
My book review site and first blog, which I started in 2003.
I started it because I was lamenting that while I read so much, I could hardly remember any of it. People would ask me what good books I'd read recently, or what I thought of a particular book, and my mind would go blank. At the same time, I'd just heard of blogging and found the idea interesting and thought I'd give it a try.
There is what Steve Blank calls the stage where you are searching for a scalable business model. Then, there is the stage when you have found that model and need to scale it. In the former stage you have to have a "beginner's mind," be in learning mode, and expect to learn things you didn't anticipate.
I use a computer, but before I begin each new book I keep a notebook.
I write down everything that comes to mind during that period before I actually begin. It might take months or weeks. That notebook is my security blanket so that I never have to face a blank screen (or blank page). But I print out often and my best ideas usually come with a pencil in my hand.
If I have a blank piece of paper and I draw a red figure, immediately this brings sounds and shapes to my mind. I tried to make a film in which every component supports the others while giving each other space and stimulating the creation of what's yet to come.
I guess I was an early method actress.
I would go to a quiet part of the sound stage with my mother. I wouldn't think of anything sad, I would just make my mind a blank. In a minute I could cry.