Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Nothing happens carelessly. We’re not brought into the world without reason, even though we may never understand the reason. An infant that lives an hour, that dies before it can lay eyes on those who made it, even that soul did not live without purpose: this is my sudden certainty.
Clive Barker, Galilee
He knows nothing; and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.
George Bernard Shaw, Major Barbara
I am nothing special, of this I am sure. I am a common man with common thoughts and I’ve led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I’ve loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough..
Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook
I have nothing to say of my working life, only that a tie is a noose, and inverted though it is, it will hang a man nonetheless if he’s not careful.
Yann Martel, Life of Pi
One of the mixed blessings of being twenty and twenty-one and even twenty-three is the conviction that nothing like this, all evidence to the contrary notwithstanding, has ever happened to anyone before.
Joan Didion, “Goodbye to All That”
She says nothing at all, but simply stares upward into the dark sky and watches, with sad eyes, the slow dance of the infinite stars.
Neil Gaiman, The Water Babies
Living well is an art that can be developed: a love of life and ability to take great pleasure from small offerings and assurance that the world owes you nothing and that every gift is exactly that, a gift.
Maya Angelou, Wouldn’t Take Nothing for My Journey Now
Sociability is just a big smile, and a big smile is nothing but teeth.
Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums
Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Self-Reliance”
Nothing in this world is harder than speaking the truth, nothing easier than flattery.
Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment
Not a word passes between us, not because we have nothing to say, but because we don’t have to say anything.
Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner
We laugh and laugh, and nothing can ever be sad, no one can be lost, or dead, or far away: right now we are here, and nothing can mar our perfection, or steal the joy of this perfect moment.
Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler’s Wife
Freedom (n.):
To ask nothing.
To expect nothing.
To depend on nothing.
Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead