Silence Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Silence

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


Silence is a true friend who never betrays.
~By Confucius ~


Silences have a climax, when you have got to speak.
~By Elizabeth Bowen ~


The Man Without a Country, was an orator no one could silence and no one could answer.
~By Thomas Starr King ~


Give me a mystery - just a plain and simple one - a mystery which is diffidence and silence, a slim little bare-foot mystery: give me a mystery - just one!
~By Yevgeny Yevtushenko ~


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


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


If you shoot at mimes, should you use a silencer?
~By Steven Wright ~


I refuse to be silenced.
~By Al Goldstein ~


There is no way to ease the burden. The voyage leads on from harm to harm, A land of others and of silence.
~By Donald Justice ~


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


As we must account for every idle word, so must we account for every idle silence.
~By Benjamin Franklin ~


The human heart has hidden treasures, In secret kept, in silence sealed; The thoughts, the hopes, the dreams, the pleasures, Whose charms were broken if revealed.
~By Charlotte Bronte ~


In silence - and in self-defense - I figured things out in my own little way.
~By Loretta Young ~


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


Silence is so accurate.
~By Mark Rothko ~


Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech.
~By Plutarch ~


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 ~


Black writers, of whatever quality, who step outside the pale of what black writers are supposed to write about, or who black writers are supposed to be, are condemned to silences in black literary circles that are as total and as destructive as any imposed by racism.
~By Audre Lorde ~


No man pleases by silence; many I please by speaking briefly.
~By Ausonius ~


In love, we worry more about the meaning of silences than the meaning of words.
~By Mason Cooley ~


That man's silence is wonderful to listen to.
~By Thomas Hardy ~


Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech.
~By Martin Farquhar Tupper ~


Never forget the power of silence, that massively disconcerting pause which goes on and on and may at last induce an opponent to babble and backtrack nervously.
~By Lance Morrow ~


I've had every advantage in the world, despite the 18 years of silence which were nobody's fault but mine.
~By Gordon Getty ~


I am a prince I have it all, and I hear your foot steps on the wall, I wait in silence for your call, and take a shot and watch you fall.
~By Trey Anastasio ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


CAIR officials or former officials have been arrested on charges related to terrorism yet all it offers is silence and stonewalling in discussing what are its real motives.
~By Paul Weyrich ~


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 ~


The power of the harasser, the abuser, the rapist depends above all on the silence of women.
~By Ursula K. LeGuin ~


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


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


Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing, only a signal shown, and a distant voice in the darkness; So on the ocean of life, we pass and speak one another, only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence.
~By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ~


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 ~


The world is never quiet, even its silence eternally resounds with the same notes, in vibrations which escape our ears. As for those that we perceive, they carry sounds to us, occasionally a chord, never a melody.
~By Albert Camus ~


The intellectual debility of contemporary conservatism is indicated by its silence on all important matters.
~By Christopher Lasch ~


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


I like to sit in my backyard. I go out on the hammock and sit in silence and kind of meditate. Nature is calming, and it's nice to go out there and clear my head.
~By Devon Werkheiser ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.
~By John Morley ~


Strength is born in the deep silence of long-suffering hearts; not amid joy.
~By Arthur Helps ~


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 ~


Truth is not only violated by falsehood; it may be equally outraged by silence.
~By Henri Frederic Amiel ~


If you are a writer you locate yourself behind a wall of silence and no matter what you are doing, driving a car or walking or doing housework you can still be writing, because you have that space.
~By Joyce Carol Oates ~


Everything is Song. Everything is Silence. Since it all turns out to be illusion, perfectly being what it is, having nothing to do with good or bad, you are free to die laughing.
~By James Broughton ~


You can never get silence anywhere nowadays, have you noticed?
~By Bryan Ferry ~


Silence is the pause in me when I am near to God.
~By Arvo Part ~


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


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 ~


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


Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.
~By Helen Keller ~


In silence and movement you can show the reflection of people.
~By Marcel Marceau ~


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 ~


The schools would fail through their silence, the Church through its forgiveness, and the home through the denial and silence of the parents. The new generation has to hear what the older generation refuses to tell it.
~By Simon Wiesenthal ~


Silence is the ultimate weapon of power.
~By Charles de Gaulle ~


The Browning love story? It is an ideal, all too rare, and yet I hardly think it strange. It would have been far stranger had the fates allowed those two brilliant passionate souls to beat themselves out in silence.
~By Marie Corelli ~


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 ~


Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.
~By Josh Billings ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


Silence is as deep as eternity, speech a shallow as time.
~By Thomas Carlyle ~


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


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


My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence.
~By Edith Sitwell ~


Words can sting like anything, but silence breaks the heart.
~By Phyllis McGinley ~


A sudden silence in the middle of a conversation suddenly brings us back to essentials: it reveals how dearly we must pay for the invention of speech.
~By Emile M. Cioran ~


Nothing matters but the writing. There has been nothing else worthwhile... a stain upon the silence.
~By Samuel Beckett ~


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 ~


If I could I would always work in silence and obscurity, and let my efforts be known by their results.
~By Emily Bronte ~


Where I am, I don't know, I'll never know, in the silence you don't know, you must go on, I can't go on, I'll go on.
~By Samuel Beckett ~


If we don't bear witness as citizens, as people, as individuals, the right that we have had to life is sacrificed. There is a silence, instead of a speaking presence.
~By Jane Rule ~


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


A moment of silence is not inherently religious.
~By Sandra Day O'Connor ~


Listen to the sound of silence.
~By Paul Simon ~


Silence is more eloquent than words.
~By Thomas Carlyle ~


Every now and then, when you're on stage, you hear the best sound a player can hear. It's a sound you can't get in movies or in television. It is the sound of a wonderful, deep silence that means you've hit them where they live.
~By Shelley Winters ~


There are people and nations, Mother, that I would like to say to you by name. I entrust them to you in silence, I entrust them to you in the way that you know best.
~By Pope John Paul II ~


There may be something good in silence. It's a brand new thing. You can hear the funniest little discussions, if you keep turning the volume down. Shut yourself up, and listen out loud.
~By Wes Borland ~


Bigotry and intolerance, silenced by argument, endeavors to silence by persecution, in old days by fire and sword, in modern days by the tongue.
~By Charles Simmons ~


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


Silence is the virtue of fools.
~By Francis Bacon ~


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


A story is told as much by silence as by speech.
~By Susan Griffin ~


Ever since I came to Congress in 1992, there are those who have been trying to silence my voice. I've been told to "sit down and shut up" over and over again. Well, I won't sit down and I won't shut up until the full and unvarnished truth is placed before the American people.
~By Cynthia McKinney ~


Women have seldom sufficient employment to silence their feelings; a round of little cares, or vain pursuits frittering away all strength of mind and organs, they become naturally only objects of sense.
~By Mary Wollstonecraft ~


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 ~


Odd how much it hurts when a friend moves away- and leaves behind only silence.
~By Pam Brown ~


Let the veil of silence fall presently over what happened afterwards. Silence, too, can speak out.
~By Lech Walesa ~


One of the best things about paintings is their silence - which prompts reflection and random reverie.
~By Mark Stevens ~


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


Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.
~By Leonardo da Vinci ~

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