Such a statement is both a matter of fact and popular hyperbole. Sort of like a floor wax and a desert topping. Also reminds me of the “truth vs reality” conundrum.
As Physics Today dot org states: “Much of the ado about nothing turns out to have been merely verbal, arising from an understandable but faulty assumption that space empty of stuff—that is, the perceptible absence of matter in the familiar sense—is nothing. Contemporary physics tells us that nothing could be further from the truth.”
However. Remove the dualistic thought approach and there is an infinity of middle ground to be explored. Extreme athletes and above average intellectuals set a field that is rarely achieved by the mass majority. The implication of “impossible” is understood and our vernacular suits the ego of the status quo.
But much of what we perceive as “impossible” is more possible than our brains and emotion will permit. So sure – nothing does not exist… and nothing is impossible.
So when we are confronted with what seems to be impossible just remember. It ain’t no thang.Wing Chun!
“He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.” — Elbert Hubbard