Silence Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Silence

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


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


Speech and silence. We feel safer with a madman who talks than with one who cannot open his mouth.
~By Emile M. Cioran ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


Silence is the unbearable repartee.
~By Alexander Theroux ~


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 ~


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


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


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


Sometimes there is a greater lack of communication in facile talking than in silence.
~By Faith Baldwin ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


To listen to your own silence is the key to comedy.
~By Elayne Boosler ~


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


Silence is so accurate.
~By Mark Rothko ~


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


Silence remains, inescapably, a form of speech.
~By Susan Sontag ~


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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


Only silence perfects silence.
~By A. R. Ammons ~


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


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


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


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


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


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


I know you are going to be embarrassed. We're all embarrassed by it, but to hide the embarrassment... silence has never protected women or helped them. We need to talk about it more with our, you know - whoever - our friends, our family.
~By Cybill Shepherd ~


Death unites as well as separates; it silences all paltry feeling.
~By Honore De Balzac ~


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


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


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


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 ~


If we had a keen vision of all that is ordinary in human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow or the squirrel's heart beat, and we should die of that roar which is the other side of silence.
~By George Eliot ~


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 ~


Poetic knowledge is born in the great silence of scientific knowledge.
~By Aime Cesaire ~


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


Independent media can go to where the silence is and break the sound barrier, doing what the corporate networks refuse to do.
~By Amy Goodman ~


When Silence of the Lambs did well commercially it was more than anything. My partner Ed Saxon and I were just so relieved that finally we had made a movie that had made some money!
~By Jonathan Demme ~


I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers.
~By Khalil Gibran ~


I can write best in the silence and solitude of the night, when everyone has retired.
~By Zane Grey ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


It is more noble by silence to avoid an injury than by argument to overcome it.
~By Francis Beaumont ~


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


Great souls suffer in silence.
~By Friedrich Schiller ~


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 ~


Literature is the expression of a feeling of deprivation, a recourse against a sense of something missing. But the contrary is also true: language is what makes us human. It is a recourse against the meaningless noise and silence of nature and history.
~By Octavio Paz ~


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


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


A good word is an easy obligation; but not to speak ill requires only our silence, which costs us nothing.
~By John Tillotson ~


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


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


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


Indeed if we Christians so tell our story that Judaism is silenced, then we have not spoken rightly of Christ.
~By Timothy Radcliffe ~


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


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 ~


In human intercourse the tragedy begins, not when there is misunderstanding about words, but when silence is not understood.
~By Henry David Thoreau ~


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 ~


Silence is foolish if we are wise, but wise if we are foolish.
~By Charles Caleb Colton ~


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 ~


I have a big problem with piped music. I like either silence or to listen to it properly.
~By Sting ~


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 ~


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


To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.
~By Abraham Lincoln ~


The silence was part of the story I wanted to tell.
~By Joyce Maynard ~


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 ~


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


True silence is the rest of the mind, and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.
~By William Penn ~


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


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 ~


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


The water in a vessel is sparkling; the water in the sea is dark. The small truth has words which are clear; the great truth has great silence.
~By Rabindranath Tagore ~


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 ~


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

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