„I have everything, yet have nothing; and although I possess nothing, still of nothing am I in want.“
— Terence Roman comic playwright -185 - -159 v.Chr
Act II, scene 2, 12, line 243.
— Amy Tan, The Hundred Secret Senses
„(…) I am all and all is me. Being the world I am not afraid of the world. Being all, what am I to be afraid of? Water is not afraid of water, nor fire of fire. (…) It is attachment to a name and shape that breeds fear. I am not attached. I am nothing, and nothing is not afraid of no thing. On the contrary, everything is afraid of the Nothing, for when a thing touches Nothing, it becomes nothing. (…)“
— Nisargadatta Maharaj Indian guru 1897 - 1981
Source: "I am That." P.88.
— Sitting Bull Hunkpapa Lakota medicine man and holy man 1831 - 1890
Recorded by a reporter after Sitting Bull's retreat to Canada after being defeated in the Black Hills War, originally published in the New York Herald on November 16, 1877. Published in Utley, Robert M. The Lance and the Shield. New York: Henry Holt and Co., 1993. p. 190.
— Aubrey Beardsley English illustrator and author 1872 - 1898
In an interview with <i>The Idler</i> (1896), as quoted in Aubrey Beardsley : A Biography (1999) by Matthew Sturgis, p. 309