quote by Bruce Lee

Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless - like water.

— Bruce Lee

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Empty mind quote Empty Minds Make The Most Noise!
Empty Minds Make The Most Noise!

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.

If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?

Empty mind quote If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, than, is an empty de
If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, than, is an empty desk a sign?

Faith is not the clinging to a shrine but an endless pilgrimage of the heart.

Audacious longing, burning songs, daring thoughts, an impulse overwhelming the heart, usurping the mind--these are all a drive towards serving Him who rings our hearts like a bell. It is as if He were waiting to enter our empty, perishing lives.

The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one.


Sleep late, have fun, get wild, drink whisky and drive fast on empty streets with nothing in mind but falling in love and not getting arrested.

Empty mind quote Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup
Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put it in the teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can flow or it can crash. Be water my friend.

Fluidity is the way to an empty mind. You must free your ambitious mind and learn the art of dying.

Empathy is a respectful understanding of what others are experiencing.

Instead of offering empathy, we often have a strong urge to give advice or reassurance and to explain our own position or feeling. Empathy, however, calls upon us to empty our mind and listen to others with our whole being.

Education turns an empty mind into an open mind.

It turns information into behavioural transformation

Religion is the dream of the human mind.

But even in dreams we do not find ourselves in emptiness or in heaven, but on earth, in the realm of reality; we only see real things in the entrancing splendor of imagination and caprice, instead of in the simple daylight of reality and necessity.


The purpose of architecture is to transmute the emptiness into space, that is into something which our minds can grasp as an organized unity.

All that is necessary to awaken to yourself as the radiant emptiness of spirit is to stop seeking something more or better or different, and to turn your attention inward to the awake silence that you are.

... the greatest menace to our capacity for contemplation is the incessant fabrication of tawdry empty stimuli which kill the receptivity of the soul.

Darken your room, shut the door, empty your mind. You are still in great company.

The mind has to be empty to see clearly.


The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one

Home is a place in the mind. When it is empty, it frets. It is fretful with memory, faces and places and times gone by. Beloved images rise up in disobedience and make a mirror for emptiness.

The real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.

Silence is an empty space, space is the home of the awakened mind.

The final bridge to cross is to let go of the mind-created 'spiritual' self.

Burn that bridge behind you. Stay empty of self-image and cease looking back. Remain in the neutrality of being. That's it!


What is it to be a fool for Christ? It is to control one's thoughts when they stray out of line. It is to make the mind empty and free.

Darken your room, shut the door, empty your mind.

Yet you are still in great company - the Numen and your Genius with all their media, and your host of elementals and ghosts of your dead loves — are there! They need no light by which to see, no words to speak, no motive to enact except through your own purely formed desire.

If I don't write to empty my mind, I go mad.

The mind that is full of God is empty of anxiety.

Are you troubled, restless, sleepless? Then think of God more!

People say, on the raft, you must have hallucinated.

Baloney. We were sharper after 47 days than the day we started because our minds were empty of all the war and contamination; we had clean minds to fill with good thoughts. Every day we'd exercise our minds.


When I am fighting I am keeping my mind empty for any expectations.

I am waiting for something unique, completely new.

I salute my desires with a bow. were it not for them to come and play mind would be empty just like me.

Water can flow, or it can crash. Be water, my friend.

If your mind is empty, it is always ready for anything; it is open to everything.

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.


Stock your mind. It is your house of treasure and no one in the world can interfere with it.

Education today is a process of filling the mind with the contents of books, emptying the contents in the examination hall and returning empty-headed.

Empty yourself of everything. Let the mind become still. The ten thousand things rise and fall while the Self watches their return. They grow and flourish and then return to the source. Returning to the source is stillness, which is the way of nature.

I like to think of the landscape not as a fixed place but as a path that is unwinding before my eyes, under my feet. To see and know a place is a contemplative act. It means emptying our minds and letting what is there, in all its mulitplicity and endless variety, come in.

What is called zazen is sitting on a zafu [pillow] in a quiet room, absolutely still, in the exact and proper position and without uttering a word, the mind empty of any thought, good or wicked. It is continuing to sit peacefully, facing a wall, and nothing more. Every day.

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