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Vacuum Quotes


"Nature abhors a vacuum." - Francois Rabelais

"Nature abhors the vacuum tube." - John R. Pierce

"Nobody exists in a vacuum." - Garry Winogrand

"Living in a vacuum sucks." - Adrienne E. Gusoff

"Behind the slogans lay an intellectual vacuum." - Henry A Kissinger

"The UN doesn't work in a vacuum." - Kofi Annan

"You can't play bass in a vacuum." - Roger Glover

"When your dreams turn to dust, vacuum." - Anonymous

"The American people abhor a vacuum." - Theodore Roosevelt

"Speculation, like nature, abhors a vacuum." - Baruch Spinoza

"Secrecy is a vacuum and nothing fills a vacuum like paranoid speculation." - Max Brooks

"Speeches in our culture are the vacuum that fills a vacuum." - John Kenneth Galbraith

"Who creates unless he has a vacuum to fill?" - Diane Glancy

"Sometimes when you fill a vacuum, it still sucks." - Dennis Ritchie

"As pissed as a fart in a vacuum cleaner." - Britney Spears

"There is a God-shaped vacuum in every heart." - Blaise Pascal

"...a discontinuity, like a vacuum, is abhorred by nature." - Harold Hotelling

"It sounded like a very loud vacuum cleaner behind us." - David J C Mackay

"Nature abhors a vacuum, even in the heads of statesmen." - Clare Boothe Luce

"No one acts or experiences in a vacuum..." - R D Laing

"Sometimes when you fill a vacuum, it still sucks." - Rob Pike

"Nature abhors a vacuum. And so do I." - Anne Gibbons

"In the vacuum of the heart love falls forever." - John Updike

"Fantasy flows in where fact leaves a vacuum." - Tom Stoppard

"Sometimes there's a vacuum that has to be covered." - Raymond Pettibon

"A vacuum of ideas affects people differently than a vacuum of air, otherwise readers of books would be constantly collapsing." - Georg C Lichtenberg

"If a vacuum cleaner salesman rings your front door, he will be selling HIMSELF first. The vacuum cleaner is secondary." - Gene Simmons

"I look in your eyes I realize what you've sold me is love in a vacuum. Love in a vacuum." - Aimee Mann

"A vacuum of ideas affects people differently than a vacuum of air, otherwise readers of books would be constantly collapsing." - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

"As in nature, politics abhors a vacuum. Without a strong voice for more moderate leadership, the Tea Party is filling that vacuum." - Mark Mckinnon

"A vacuum can only exist, I imagine, by the things which enclose it." - Zelda Fitzgerald

"Without leadership, command is a hollow experience, a vacuum often filled with mistrust and arrogance.." - Eric Shinseki

"If you aren't aware of the reader, you're working in a vacuum." - Joan Didion

"Silence isn't golden, it's deadly. It's a vacuum that fills up with ghosts." - Karen Marie Moning

"Acting doesn't exist in a vacuum. You need the director to have a set of eyes." - Miles Teller

"There's only one thing that separates us from animals: We aren't afraid of vacuum cleaners." - Jeff Stilson

"Nature abhors a vacuum. When a head lacks brains, nature fills it with conceit." - Anonymous

"Between the penis and the mathematical one... there exists nothing. Nothing! It is a vacuum." - Louis-Ferdinand Celine

"The existential vacuum manifests itself mainly in a state of boredom." - Viktor E Frankl

"Just as nature abhors a vacuum, humans resist change. Change will occur; vacuums will be filled." - Nikki Giovanni

"There is a God-shaped vacuum in every man that only Christ can fill." - Saint Augustine

"If you want greater prosperity in your life, start forming a vacuum to receive it." - Catherine Ponder

"Father's snoring grows to sound increasingly like a vacuum cleaner in heat." - Margaret Halsey

"But just as nature abhors a vacuum - so does the human heart." - Jojo Moyes

"We don't experience light, color, and gesture in a vacuum. We experience it in contexts." - Jay Maisel

"I am Woman, here me roar...of is that my vacuum cleaner?" - Liz Carpenter

"You can't reduce poverty in a vacuum. You are doing it in an environment." - Wangari Maathai

"After a regime is removed, however, it is dangerous to leave a security vacuum." - Paul Wolfowitz

"Economic policy and decision making do not function in a political vacuum." - Manmohan Singh

"When you don't even get to try, you're like in a vacuum." - Emma Stone

"Nature abhors a vacuum, but not as much as cats do." - Lee Entrekin

"I'm not going to vacuum until Sears makes one you can ride on." - Roseanne Barr

"I'm not going to vacuum 'til Sears makes one you can ride on." - Roseanne Barr

"Rigour and purity in assembling words, however simple the result, create a vacuum." - Theodor Adorno

"Sadly, American teenagers are to a weightless vacuum as seat cushions are to polyurethane foam -" - Marisha Pessl

"When you look at a vacuum in a quantum theory of fields, it isn't exactly nothing." - Peter Higgs

"There is hopeful symbolism in the fact that flags do not wave in a vacuum." - Arthur C Clarke

"Teenagers who are never required to vacuum are living in one." - Fred G Gosman

"I am a leader by default, only because nature does not allow a vacuum." - Desmond Tutu

"In space, you don't get that much noise. Noise doesn't propagate in a vacuum." - Buzz Aldrin

"Politics hates a vacuum. If it isn't filled with hope, someone will fill it with fear." - Naomi Klein

"Spaghetti can be eaten most successfully if you inhale it like a vacuum cleaner." - Sophia Loren

"We do play to our audience. It's very important. You can't create music in a vacuum." - Brian May

"I played didgeridoo from a young age - on the vacuum cleaner, initially." - Xavier Rudd

"Poetic talent doesn't operate in a vacuum. There is a spirit of Polish poetry." - Wislawa Szymborska

"Humans abhor a vacuum. The immediate filling of a vacuum is one of the basic functions of speech. Meaningless conversations are no less important in our lives than meaningful ones." - Lidiya Ginzburg

"Every student of physics knows the axiom 'nature abhors a vacuum.' A little known corollary is that 'rowing coaches detest sending their crews in early.' Coaches will always find something to fill the end-of-practice vacuum." - Brad Alan Lewis

"Commencement oratory must eschew anything that smacks of partisan politics, political preference, sex, religion or unduly firm opinion. Nonetheless, there must be a speech: Speeches in our culture are the vacuum that fills a vacuum." - John Kenneth Galbraith

"Vacuum stands and remains a mathematical space. A cube placed in a vacuum would not displace anything, as it would displace air or water in a space already containing those fluids." - Roger Bacon

"You're not going to talk to your vacuum cleaning robot: in fact, you may never see your vacuum cleaning robot because, ideally, you come home every day and your floors are freshly vacuumed." - Colin Angle

"I love to vacuum. There's just something so satisfying about hearing detritus sucked up into a vacuum. Sand makes such a great sound when being vacuumed off a hardwood floor." - Rachel Nichols

"Nature abhors a vacuum, and if I can only walk with sufficient carelessness I am sure to be filled." - Henry David Thoreau

"Theoretical and experimental physicists are now studying nothing at all-the vacuum. But that nothingness contains all of being." - Heinz Pagels

"When you're doing a movie, you're in a vacuum, just going, "Well, that's done. Let's see what happens."" - Jennifer Aniston

"Did the destruction of one dream leave a vacuum that required filling with another? Is a broken heart more vulnerable?" - Cinda Williams Chima

"My heart and my trust were in the process of collapsing. And that collapse created a vacuum in my chest." - Jay Asher

"Selfishness draws men into a spiritual vacuum where, absorbed in self service, they shut out all others." - William R. Bradford

"The state operates in a legal vacuum. There exists no contract between the state and its citizens." - Hans-Hermann Hoppe

"In history-as-politics, the 'future' is that vacuum in time waiting to be filled with the antics of statesmen." - Edward Abbey

"Down inside we have a longing for God-what Pascal called "the vacuum which God left behind." - Billy Graham

"A beautiful vacuum filled with wealthy monogamists, all powerful and members of the best families all drinking themselves to death." - Ernest Hemingway

"I often feel I'm working in a vacuum, or in a country where few readers can hear the sounds." - James Laughlin

"The vacuum created by a failure to communicate will quickly be filled with rumor, misrepresentations, drivel, and poison." - C Northcote Parkinson

"Ah, but I am more perceptive than most of the universe. Especially the parts of the universe that are vacuum." - James Alan Gardner

"At the centre of every human being is a God-shaped vacuum which can only be filled by Jesus Christ." - Blaise Pascal

"It is contrary to reasoning to say that there is a vacuum or space in which there is absolutely nothing." - Rene Descartes

"An improviser does not operate from a formless vacuum, but from three billion years of organic evolution" - Stephen Nachmanovitch

"In America , the media lives in a vacuum where they are able to not just criticize; they're able to destroy." - Rush Limbaugh

"Manicheanism is like a vacuum, it is an either or situation that curtails or destroys the development of liberatory thought." - Nigel Gibson

"I don't like to be walking around in a vacuum, lost in my own thoughts. I'm much better with information." - Christian Slater

"My music doesn't exist in a vacuum; there's a script and there's an actor and it's about to come together." - Ayshay

"It is contrary to reason to say that there is a vacuum or space in which there is absolutely nothing." - Rene Descartes

"He's lost the plot, people tell me. He's drifting rudderless in the wide Sargasso Sea of New Labour's ideological vacuum." - Boris Johnson

"If it isn't the sheriff, it's the finance company; I've got more attachments on me than a vacuum cleaner." - John Barrymore

"Where both reason and experience fall short, there occurs a vacuum that can be filled by faith." - Jostein Gaarder

"The day I worry about cleaning my house is the day Sears comes out with a riding vacuum cleaner." - Roseanne Barr

"Goodness is achieved not in a vacuum, but in the company of other men, attended by love." - Saul Bellow

"If you don't get feedback from your performers and your audience, you're going to be working in a vacuum." - Peter Maxwell Davies

"I didn't fight to get women out from behind vacuum cleaners to get them onto the board of Hoover." - Germaine Greer

"Well, you know, writers just suck up new experiences - we're just like the vacuum cleaners of newness." - Charlaine Harris

"If Syria collapses completely, the United States and the world would have to consider who, and what, fills the vacuum." - Richard Engel

"A kite can be flown in an absolute vacuum if it can be towed at the speed of light." - Randall Dale Adams

"Do you know what I like about your program? Even when I'm running the vacuum, I can understand it." - Thelma Ritter

"A vacuum is a hell of a lot better than some of the stuff that nature replaces it with." - Tennessee Williams

"Nature abhors a vacuum but why do most people hasten to fill in the blanks with garbage." - Vanna Bonta

"The modern concept of the vacuum of space, confirmed every day by experiment, is a relativistic ether." - Robert B Laughlin

"The Lib Dems are not just empty. They are a void within a vacuum surrounded by a vast inanition." - Boris Johnson

"Nature hates vacuum. Once a society is depleted of moral values, it creates a vacuum that will be filled by doctrines that hold to such values, even though those values are draconian and oppressive. In fact the more a society is devoid of morality, the more promising prudish and unpermissive doctrines look. Licentious societies create a spiritual vacuum that legalistic religions such as Islam fill." - Ali Sina

"We tend to think of great thinkers and innovators as soloists, but the truth is that the greatest innovative thinking doesn't occur in a vacuum." - John C Maxwell

"Those who are quick to feel disrespected often have a spiritual vacuum in their lives, because they feel disconnected to the love of their Father in Heaven." - Al Gore

"I'll vacuum up my stale hair, I'll pay all my neighbors' bad debts, I'll write a poem called Yellow and put my lips down to drink it up...." - Anne Sexton

"Success doesn't happen in a vacuum. You're only as good as the people you work with and the people you work for." - Casey Kasem

"... there is no shame in not knowing. The problem arises when irrational thought and attendant behavior fill the vacuum left by ignorance." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

"Worry is to joy what a Hoover vacuum cleaner is to dirt: might as well attach your heart to a happiness-sucker and flip the switch." - Max Lucado

"You do not live in a vacuum nor can you harvest the better fruits of life without help and ENCOURAGEMENT from others." - Og Mandino

"You must squeeze every atom of impure air from lungs until they are almost as free of air as a vacuum." - Joseph Pilates

"We designers, we don't work in a vacuum. We need business people. We are not the fine artists we are often confused with." - Dieter Rams

"All successful revolutions are the kicking in of a rotten door. The violence of revolutions is the violence of men who charge into a vacuum." - John Kenneth Galbraith

"God's call doesn't register in a vacuum; only a person who is committed to doing God's will can receive a call." - Thomas Hale

"REALITY, n. The dream of a mad philosopher. That which would remain in the cupel if one should assay a phantom. The nucleus of a vacuum." - Ambrose Bierce

"From this observed behavior a major psychological truth about this race of forked destroyers may be deduced: that, just as nature abhors a vacuum, "mankind abhors equality."" - Soseki Natsume

"Success doesn't happen in a vacuum. You're only as good as the people you work with and the people you work for." - Casey Kasem

"There is no vacuum in the human heart. Certain demolitions take place, and it is well that they do, but on condition that they are followed by reconstructions." - Victor Hugo

"By the time I was eleven years old, I had been taught that nature, far from abhorring a Vacuum, positively adores it." - Edith Sitwell

"Shotgunning anybody in this room would be the moral equivalent of killing a car, a Barbie doll, a vacuum cleaner. We're all such products." - Chuck Palahniuk

"When a husband says, "I run things in my home" he may mean the washing machine, the dishwasher and the vacuum cleaner." - Sam Ewing

"So, my fellow Christians, protest this film if you like, but then how about devoting some energy to fill the vacuum created by your retreat from popular culture." - Cal Thomas

"When Lord Kelvin was in this country [U.S.], he said that nothing interested him so much as Mr. Hewitt's work and his vacuum lamp." - Ray Stannard Baker

"The human heart by nature seeks after God. There is a spiritual vacuum in every man until it is filled by Christ." - Richard Wurmbrand

"Forms of government are forged mainly in the fire of practice, not in the vacuum of theory. They respond to national character and to national realities." - George F Kennan

"Marriage is like a vacuum cleaner. You stick it to your ear and it sucks out all your energy and ambition." - Marlo Thomas

"Climate change isn't just an environmental issue; it's a technology, water, food, energy, population issue. None of this happens in a vacuum." - David Titley

"There's nothing that you like in this world that wasn't influenced by a bunch of key things; nothing came completely clean out of a vacuum." - Andrew Stanton

"Peace is not merely a vacuum left by the ending of wars. It is the creation of two eternal principles, justice and freedom." - James T. Shotwell

"Nothing that lived and breathed was truly objective-even in a vacuum, even if all that possessed the brain was a self-immolating desire for the truth." - Jeff Vandermeer

"UNIVAC: a device, which contained 20,000 vacuum tubes, occupied 1,500 square feet and weighed 40 tons; there was also a laptop version weighing 27 tons." - Dave Barry

"Actually, New York is great for playing around. I made a lot of studies for New York-a big vacuum cleaner lying on the Battery in Manhattan." - Claes Oldenburg

"I know Roomba is a vacuum... But, whenever it's mentioned, my instinct is to be excited about a new fun party game involving rhythm and friends!" - Shannon Woodward

"Psychoanalysis teaches one thing, he thought: Nothing ever happens in a vacuum. A single bad act can have all sorts of repercussions." - John Katzenbach

"Art is not created in a vacuum. That experience is something to be shared with a group of people, and to be moved in that way." - Walton Goggins

"Today the vacuum [of space] is not regarded as empty. It is a sea of dynamic energy, like the spray of foam near a turbulent waterfall." - Harold E. Puthoff

"It is amazing how quickly the kids learn to drive a car, yet are unable to understand the lawnmower, snow-blower, or vacuum cleaner." - Ben Bergor

"All you have to do is see the way ISIS was created in the vacuum left by Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama out of Iraq." - Donald Trump

"ISIS happened a number of years ago in a vacuum that was left because of bad judgment. And I will tell you, I will take care of ISIS." - Donald Trump

"Your cat may never have to hunt farther than the kitchen counter for its supper nor face a predator more fierce than the vacuum cleaner." - Barbara L. Diamond

"And when did mere preaching do any good? Put something in the place of these things. Fill the vacuum of the mind." - Francis Wright

"There are days when any electrical appliance in the house, including the vacuum cleaner, offers more entertainment than the TV set." - Harriet Van Horne

"I spilled some vodka on the carpet, and I vacuumed it up, and the vacuum got drunk. I had to take the Hoover to detox." - Mitch Hedberg

"If I'm stuck, I get up from my chair and I wash windows. Or... clean the bathroom. Or vacuum the attic. There's always something to be done." - David Sedaris

"I think personal actions definitely matter. I think collectively they can make a big difference. But I also think that people don't live in a vacuum." - Chip Giller