Silence Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Silence

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I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art.
~By Khalil Gibran ~


The most boring thing in the world? Silence.
~By Justin Timberlake ~


The only way to silence a room that's laughing at you is to sort of take over.
~By Peter Sarsgaard ~


It is tact that is golden, not silence.
~By Samuel Butler ~


Silence is safer than speech.
~By Epictetus ~


You hesitate to stab me with a word, and know not - silence is the sharper sword.
~By Samuel Johnson ~


I can hear the roar of women's silence.
~By Thomas Sankara ~


True penitence condemns to silence. What a man is ready to recall he would be willing to repeat.
~By F. H. Bradley ~


Everything in life is speaking in spite of it's apparent silence.
~By Hazrat Inayat Khan ~


Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn.
~By George Bernard Shaw ~


The news media's silence, particularly television news, is reprehensible. If we knew as much about Darfur as we do about Michael Jackson, we might be able to stop these things from continuing.
~By Nicholas D. Kristof ~


I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.
~By Elie Wiesel ~


In prayerful silence you must look into your own heart. No one can tell you better than yourself what comes between you and God. Ask yourself. Then listen!
~By Johannes Tauler ~


I shall state silences more competently than ever a better man spangled the butterflies of vertigo.
~By Samuel Beckett ~


One of the greatest sounds of them all - and to me it is a sound - is utter, complete silence.
~By Andre Kostelanetz ~


Silences make the real conversations between friends. Not the saying but the never needing to say is what counts.
~By Margaret Lee Runbeck ~


Silence is the wit of fools.
~By Anatole France ~


No one nor anything can silence me.
~By Dmitri Mendeleev ~


Silence may be as variously shaded as speech.
~By Edith Wharton ~


Silence is not only golden, it is seldom misquoted.
~By Bob Monkhouse ~


Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves.
~By Maurice Maeterlinck ~


Though silence is not necessarily an admission, it is not a denial, either.
~By Marcus Tullius Cicero ~


When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.
~By Ansel Adams ~


It is better wither to be silent, or to say things of more value than silence. Sooner throw a pearl at hazard than an idle or useless word; and do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few.
~By Pythagoras ~


The first people totalitarians destroy or silence are men of ideas and free minds.
~By Isaiah Berlin ~


He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.
~By Elbert Hubbard ~


No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.
~By Alice Walker ~


Once you permit those who are convinced of their own superior rightness to censor and silence and suppress those who hold contrary opinions, just at that moment the citadel has been surrendered.
~By Archibald MacLeish ~


I drank the silence of God from a spring in the woods.
~By Georg Trakl ~


Do not tell secrets to those whose faith and silence you have not already tested.
~By Elizabeth I ~


Music is the silence between the notes.
~By Claude Debussy ~


She would sit by herself in the middle of the old stoe amphitheatre, with the sky's starry vault overhead, and simply listen to the great silence around her.
~By Michael Ende ~


I always believed that my silence on several topics will be an advantage in the long run.
~By Aishwarya Rai ~


Silence and reserve will give anyone a reputation for wisdom.
~By Myrtle Reed ~


If I cannot understand my friend's silence, I will never get to understand his words.
~By J. Enoch Powell ~


In horror movies today it's lots of fast cut shot and lots of loud noises on the soundtrack. I tried to do the opposite. Playing with silence for instance.
~By Alejandro Amenabar ~


Poetry is an orphan of silence. The words never quite equal the experience behind them.
~By Charles Simic ~


Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it's all over.
~By Octavia Butler ~


The media transforms the great silence of things into its opposite. Formerly constituting a secret, the real now talks constantly. News reports, information, statistics, and surveys are everywhere.
~By Michel De Certeau ~


Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.
~By Harvey Fierstein ~


All the big powers they've silenced me. So much for free speech and choice on this fundamental human right.
~By Jack Kevorkian ~


Some persons talk simply because they think sound is more manageable than silence.
~By Margaret Halsey ~


Silence is only frightening to people who are compulsively verbalizing.
~By William S. Burroughs ~


And in the afternoon they entered a land - but such a land! A land hung in mourning, darkened by gigantic cypresses, submerged; a land of reptiles, silence, shadow, decay.
~By George Washington Cable ~


Silence is golden when you can't think of a good answer.
~By Muhammad Ali ~


From politics, it was an easy step to silence.
~By Jane Austen ~


The cruelest lies are often told in silence.
~By Robert Louis Stevenson ~


When friends and lovers die and your world gets quieter; that's when the silence comes closer; that's when next isn't the least bit theoretical or abstract.
~By Bruce Jackson ~


A man who lives right, and is right, has more power in his silence than another has by his words.
~By Phillips Brooks ~


I was silent as a child, and silenced as a young woman; I am taking my lumps and bumps for being a big mouth, now, but usually from those whose opinion I don't respect.
~By Sandra Cisneros ~


A painter paints his pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence. We provide the music, and you provide the silence.
~By Leopold Stokowski ~


To communicate through silence is a link between the thoughts of man.
~By Marcel Marceau ~


We don't need lists of rights and wrongs, tables of do's and don'ts: we need books, time, and silence. Thou shalt not is soon forgotten, but Once upon a time lasts forever.
~By Philip Pullman ~


Worldly faces never look so worldly as at a funeral. They have the same effect of grating incongruity as the sound of a coarse voice breaking the solemn silence of night.
~By George Eliot ~


You haven't partied until you've partied at dawn in complete silence with Buddhist monks.
~By Cameron Diaz ~


A small silence came between us, as precise as a picture hanging on the wall.
~By Jean Stafford ~


The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls and tenements halls and whispered in the sounds of silence.
~By Paul Simon ~


Lying is done with words and also with silence.
~By Adrienne Rich ~


Well-timed silence is the most commanding expression.
~By Mark Helprin ~


Silence is true wisdom's best reply.
~By Euripides ~


Under all speech that is good for anything there lies a silence that is better, Silence is deep as Eternity; speech is shallow as Time.
~By Thomas Carlyle ~


The denial of our duty to act in this case is a denial of our right to act; and if we have no right to act, then may we well be termed the white slaves of the North, for like our brethren in bonds, we must seal our lips in silence and despair.
~By Angelina Grimke ~


Jack Benny was, without a doubt, the bravest comedian I have ever seen work. He wasn't afraid of silence. He would take as long as it took to tell the story.
~By Bob Newhart ~


Put a bridle on thy tongue; set a guard before thy lips, lest the words of thine own mouth destroy thy peace... on much speaking cometh repentance, but in silence is safety.
~By William Drummond ~


Silence is the mother of truth.
~By Benjamin Disraeli ~


I, schooled in misery, know many purifying rites, and I know where speech is proper and where silence.
~By Aeschylus ~


Music and silence combine strongly because music is done with silence, and silence is full of music.
~By Marcel Marceau ~


Now all my teachers are dead except silence.
~By W. S. Merwin ~


With their souls of patent leather, they come down the road. Hunched and nocturnal, where they breathe they impose, silence of dark rubber, and fear of fine sand.
~By Federico Garcia Lorca ~


It's time for women to make their voices heard. Their silence on the subject of war and peace is deafening.
~By Helen Thomas ~


The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.
~By Martin Luther King, Jr. ~


Your silence will not protect you.
~By Audre Lorde ~


It's kind of like Silence of the lambs meets Boogey Nights.
~By Brittany Daniel ~


In some causes silence is dangerous.
~By Saint Ambrose ~


There are many types of silence. There is a silence before the note, there is a silence at the end and there is a silence in the middle.
~By Daniel Barenboim ~


Silence, exile, cunning and so on... it's my nature to keep quiet about most things. Even the ideas in my work.
~By Don DeLillo ~


When the oak is felled the whole forest echoes with it fall, but a hundred acorns are sown in silence by an unnoticed breeze.
~By Thomas Carlyle ~


The way to silence religious disputes is to take no notice of them.
~By Thomas Jefferson ~


People are never quiet. It's go, go, go. I'm a go-getter, but you need rest and silence, just to sit around and think about things.
~By Dana Hill ~


Silence is a statement that is open to gross misinterpretation.
~By Craig Bruce ~


If you were going to shoot a mime, would you use a silencer?
~By Steven Wright ~


My first college roommate greeted me with a shocked silence followed by, 'So... you're black.'
~By Al Roker ~


Silence is so accurate.
~By Mark Rothko ~


And new people come in, and it doesn't go along with their politics, and they fire me, end the column, silence a voice in Los Angeles. They can't silence it nationally, but they are able to do it there.
~By Robert Scheer ~


To silence criticism is to silence freedom.
~By Sidney Hook ~


Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth. By simply not mentioning certain subjects... totalitarian propagandists have influenced opinion much more effectively than they could have by the most eloquent denunciations.
~By Aldous Huxley ~


Silences between movements are employed only in order to bring the opposing duo to the fore.
~By Elliott Carter ~


The most profound statements are often said in silence.
~By Lynn Johnston ~


Against the State, against the Church, against the silence of the medical profession, against the whole machinery of dead institutions of the past, the woman of today arises.
~By Margaret Sanger ~


And Silence of the Lambs is a really smart book.
~By Jonathan Franzen ~


Silence is refreshment for the soul.
~By Wynonna Judd ~


We will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
~By Martin Luther King, Jr. ~


I have seen him set fire to his wigwam and smooth over the graves of his fathers... clap his hand in silence over his mouth, and take the last look over his fair hunting ground, and turn his face in sadness to the setting sun.
~By George Catlin ~


With the exception of the New York Times, Fox news, and Lou Dobbs of CNN, and talk radio, the rest of the mainstream media has basically been silenced like a bunch of dumb monkeys.
~By Curt Weldon ~


We should silence anyone who opposes the right to freedom of speech.
~By Boyle Roche ~


After an argument, silence may mean acceptance or the continuation of resistance by other means.
~By Mason Cooley ~


Don't you know that silence supports the accuser's charge?
~By Sophocles ~


Your silence gives consent.
~By Plato ~


Sometimes I wish that applause would come just a bit later, when it is so beautifully hushed that I feel like holding my breath in the silence of the end.
~By Emanuel Ax ~

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