Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.— Bruce Lee
Delighting Empty Bottles quotations
We must view young people not as empty bottles to be filled, but as candles to be lit.
Inside my empty bottle I was constructing a lighthouse while all the others were making ships.
I made a mental note to watch which bottle became empty soonest, sometimes a more telling evaluation system than any other.
With their tinted windows up, the cars of the rich go like dark eggs down the roads of Delhi. Every now and then an egg will crack open a woman's hand, dazzling with gold bangles, stretches out an open window, flings an empty mineral water bottle onto the road and then the window goes up, and the egg is resealed.
I looked into that empty bottle and I saw myself.
Passion is something you really don't miss, after it has cooled.
It is like looking at an empty bottle on the side of the road and thinking, "Boy, I wish I had a Coke." The loves you miss are the ones that go away when they are still warm, even hot, to the touch.
I love my family. I came home the other days. My brother's passed-out on the couch, holding an empty bottle of sleeping pills. So I called the paramedics, and they pumped his stomach, and I think he's learned his lesson: you know, never to take my last two sleeping pills.
A bag of apples, a pot of homemade jam, a scribbled note, a bunch of golden flowers, a coloured pebble, a box of seedlings, an empty scent bottle for the children. . . . Who needs diamonds and van-delivered bouquets?
What do Jake 'The Snake' Roberts and a beer bottle have in common? They're both empty from the neck up!
The morality code that remains after the religion that produced it is rejected is like the perfume that lingers in an empty bottle.
My dad has a weird hobby; he collects empty bottles... which sounds so much better than "alcoholic."
Freddie experienced the sort of abysmal soul-sadness which afflicts one of Tolstoy's Russian peasants when, after putting in a heavy day's work strangling his father, beating his wife, and dropping the baby into the city's reservoir, he turns to the cupboards, only to find the vodka bottle empty.
Yes, there was something special about me, and I knew what it was.
I was the kind of girl they found dead in a hall bedroom with an empty bottle of sleeping pills in her hand.
Love is like wine. To sip is fine, but to empty the bottle is a headache.
My daddy left home when I was three and he didn't leave much to Ma and me, just this old guitar and an empty bottle of booze.
I have a nervous breakdown in the film and in one scene I get to stand at the top of the stairs waving an empty sherry bottle which is, of course, a typical scene from my daily life, so isn't much of a stretch.
I never see the glass half empty because I drink out the bottle
I have seen my kid struggle into the kitchen in the morning with outfits that need only one accessory: an empty gin bottle.
The country of the tourist pamphlet always is another country, an embarrassing abstraction of the desirable that, thank God, does not exist on this planet, where there are always ants and bad smells and empty Coca-Cola bottles to keep the grubby finger-print of reality upon the beautiful.
And, of course, afterwards -- one always hears these things afterwards, so much better if one heard them before -- we found out that dozens of empty brandy bottles were taken out of the house every week!
The poet who writes "free" verse is like Robinson Crusoe on his desert island: he must do all his cooking, laundry and darning for himself. In a few exceptional cases, this manly independence produces something original and impressive, but more often the result is squalor - dirty sheets on the unmade bed and empty bottles on the unswept floor.
Bad people drink bad beer. You almost never see an empty bottle of Rochefort tossed onto the side of the road.
A leader whose speech is prepared by others is not a leader;
he is just an empty and stupid bottle! Use your own ideas and your own brain; write your own speech, just like Gandhi, Churchill or Nehru! That is indeed a good ethics and a good honour!
I don't like self-righteous people," I say.
"What's to like?" says Haymitch, who begins sucking the dregs out of the empty bottles.
Success is a matter of viewpoint. The pessimist sees the bottle as half empty. The optimist sees it as half full.
If I gave up writing, I'd have to find an equally obsessive way to fill my time.
Yarn-bombing skyscrapers or making houses out of empty soda bottles.
The saving of empty beer and liquor bottles is a strange college phenomenon.
I bet most of you college students reading this right now have some empties on a shelf in your room. Everyone knows how much college kids like to drink, do we really need to display it? It's a good thing, though, that this trend stops after college. Wouldn't it be weird if your parents had empty wine bottles up on their bedroom wall?
It seemed to me that man himself was like a half-emptied bottle of pale ale, which Time had drunk so far, yet stoppled tight for a while, and drifting about in the ocean of circumstances, but destined ere-long to mingle with the surrounding waves, or be spilled amid the sands of a distant shore.
I don't mind 800 million Chinese drinking a bottle [of Coca-Cola] a day, but I don't want them to bring back the empties.
The whole world's a bottle, And life's but a dram, When the bottle gets empty, It sure ain't worth a damn.
Empty wine bottles have a bad opinion of women.
One night, I pissed into an empty wine bottle so I could continue watching Monty Python, and suddenly thought 'I've never tasted my own piss,' so I drank a little. It looked just like Orvieto Classico and tasted of nearly nothing
Read yourself, not books. Truth isn't outside, that's only memory, not wisdom. Memory without wisdom is like an empty thermos bottle - if you don't fill it, it's useless.
A loss of any kind is horrible. Not because it takes away, but because it makes you believe- in newspapers, in tomatoes, in empty whiskey bottles.