Silence Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Silence

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The deepest feeling always shows itself in silence; not in silence, but restraint.
~By Marianne Moore ~


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


Today, our actions must be motivated only by our intense desire to achieve a just and lasting peace. The compassion and charity of the American people should be reflected in this legislation, though sadly, they are silenced.
~By Nick Rahall ~


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


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


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


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


Darkness is to space what silence is to sound, i.e., the interval.
~By Marshall McLuhan ~


Silence and solitude are more distracting to me than chatter and commotion.
~By Marilu Henner ~


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


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 argument carried out by other means.
~By Che Guevara ~


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 ~


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


I refuse to be silenced.
~By Al Goldstein ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


Language can only deal meaningfully with a special, restricted segment of reality. The rest, and it is presumably the much larger part, is silence.
~By George Steiner ~


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


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


Love is not a fire to be shut up in a soul. Everything betrays us: voice, silence, eyes; half-covered fires burn all the brighter.
~By Jean Racine ~


I write for those women who do not speak, for those who do not have a voice because they were so terrified, because we are taught to respect fear more than ourselves. We've been taught that silence would save us, but it won't.
~By Audre Lorde ~


And they write innumerable books; being too vain and distracted for silence: seeking every one after his own elevation, and dodging his emptiness.
~By T. S. Eliot ~


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


He knew the lie of silence to be as evil as the lie of speech.
~By Gilbert Parker ~


If it's total freedom, I guess the ultimate thing you can go into is total silence between the audience and performer, with the performer projecting something he doesn't even have to play.
~By Alice Cooper ~


After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
~By Aldous Huxley ~


The most successful ideological effects are those which have no need for words, and ask no more than complicitous silence.
~By Pierre Bourdieu ~


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 ~


In the beginning, there was silence. And out of the silence came the sound. The sound is not here.
~By Daniel Barenboim ~


Their silence is praise enough.
~By Terence ~


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


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 ~


Truly great actors carry their characters in silence with them. They communicate without words the relationships that predate the movie.
~By Sam Mendes ~


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


Choose silence of all virtues, for by it you hear other men's imperfections, and conceal your own.
~By George Bernard Shaw ~


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 ~


What I am looking for... is an immobile movement, something which would be the equivalent of what is called the eloquence of silence, or what St. John of the Cross, I think it was, described with the term 'mute music'.
~By Joan Miro ~


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


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


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


Keep silence for the most part, and speak only when you must, and then briefly.
~By Epictetus ~


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 ~


Before the war is ended, the war party assumes the divine right to denounce and silence all opposition to war as unpatriotic and cowardly.
~By Robert M. La Follette ~


Silence is sometimes the severest criticism.
~By Charles Buxton ~


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


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


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 ~


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


Silence may be golden, but can you think of a better way to entertain someone than to listen to him?
~By Brigham Young ~


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


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 ~


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


Silence and tact may or may not be the same thing.
~By Samuel Butler ~


My hope and prayer is that the body of Christ in America will awake with holy boldness, a boldness content neither with silence nor mere words but that backs up those words with action and results.
~By Frank R. Wolf ~


There is no such thing as an empty space or an empty time. There is always something to see, something to hear. In fact, try as we may to make a silence, we cannot.
~By John Cage ~


Speech is human, silence is divine, yet also brutish and dead: therefore we must learn both arts.
~By Thomas Carlyle ~


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


The correction of silence is what kills; when you know you have transgressed, and your friend says nothing, and avoids your eye.
~By Robert Louis Stevenson ~


Silence is a source of great strength.
~By Lao Tzu ~


I think television has betrayed the meaning of democratic speech, adding visual chaos to the confusion of voices. What role does silence have in all this noise?
~By Federico Fellini ~


Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves together.
~By Thomas Carlyle ~


To a poet, silence is an acceptable response, even a flattering one.
~By Sidonie Gabrielle Colette ~


Deep vengeance is the daughter of deep silence.
~By Vittorio Alfieri ~


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


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 ~


There is a silence, the child of love, which expresses everything, and proclaims more loudly than the tongue is able to do.
~By William Drummond ~


It now becomes clear why the Bush Administration has been vigorously opposing congressional hearings. The Bush Administration has been engaged in a conspiracy of silence.
~By Cynthia McKinney ~


As an artist I come to sing, but as a citizen, I will always speak for peace, and no one can silence me in this.
~By Paul Robeson ~


Absolute silence leads to sadness. It is the image of death.
~By Jean Jacques Rousseau ~


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


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


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 ~


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


The true genius shudders at incompleteness - and usually prefers silence to saying something which is not everything it should be.
~By Edgar Allan Poe ~


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


New-Year's Day arriving, and the ministers, to whom I wrote, remaining silent, I consider their silence as evidence, that they cannot prove what I said not to be from the Lord, and have therefore published as I was directed.
~By Joanna Southcott ~


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 gives consent.
~By Plato ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


African women in general need to know that it's OK for them to be the way they are - to see the way they are as a strength, and to be liberated from fear and from silence.
~By Wangari Maathai ~


But with exquisite breathing you smile, with satisfaction of love, And I touch you again as you tick in the silence and settle in sleep.
~By Karl Shapiro ~


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


Who tells a finer tale than any of us. Silence does.
~By Isak Dinesen ~


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


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


History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.
~By Martin Luther King, Jr. ~


Confession is always weakness. The grave soul keeps its own secrets, and takes its own punishment in silence.
~By Dorothy Dix ~


Silence is one of the great arts of conversation.
~By Marcus Tullius Cicero ~


To see the earth as it truly is, small and blue in that eternal silence where it floats, is to see riders on the earth together, brothers on that bright loveliness in the eternal cold - brothers who know now they are truly brothers.
~By Archibald MacLeish ~


Great souls suffer in silence.
~By Friedrich Schiller ~


I think so, Silence of the Lambs was a great, suspenseful thriller and I would expect Red Dragon to be similar. And I think it's very character driven.
~By Emily Watson ~


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


Not every truth is the better for showing its face undisguised; and often silence is the wisest thing for a man to heed.
~By Pindar ~

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