It was not the feeling of completeness I so needed, but the feeling of not being empty.

Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything is Illuminated

I poked at the white paper bag. There was nothing left inside. Just like me: a clean crisp outside and nothing at all on the inside.

Dexter Morgan, Darkly Dreaming Dexter

Hell is empty and all the devils are here

William Shakespeare

I can’t have sex with Rita. Every time I sleep with a woman, she sees me for what I really am. Empty. Then she’s gone. But I don’t want Rita to go, which means I have to deal with this. I can’t kill Meridian yet – I need another therapy session.

Dexter Morgan, Dexter

If I do not write to empty my mind, I go mad.

George Gordon Byron

What we perceive as solid matter is mostly empty space. Just as we may perceive that a life is full that is actually a series of empty encounters.

Walter Bishop, Fringe

I liked Germany; I’m not into Berlin, it’s too huge and empty and imposing, but Munich was good.

Graham Coxon

Hysteria is impossible without an audience. Panicking by yourself is the same as laughing alone in an empty room. You feel really silly.

Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters

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