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


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 ~


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 ~


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


Much talking is the cause of danger. Silence is the means of avoiding misfortune. The talkative parrot is shut up in a cage. Other birds, without speech, fly freely about.
~By Saskya Pandita ~


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


What a mysterious thing madness is. I have watched patients whose lips are forever sealed in a perpetual silence. They live, breathe, eat; the human form is there, but that something, which the body can live without, but which cannot exist without the body, was missing.
~By Nellie Bly ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


In the silence of night I have often wished for just a few words of love from one man, rather than the applause of thousands of people.
~By Judy Garland ~


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


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 ~


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


Once I was condemned to three months' absolute silence. As I could not speak, I wrote a book.
~By Nana Mouskouri ~


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


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


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


After The Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal, the audience would like to know where, when, and who arrests Hannibal Lecter for the first time. This is the story of Red Dragon.
~By Dino De Laurentiis ~


But the child's sob curses deeper in the silence than the strong man in his wrath!
~By Elizabeth Barrett Browning ~


Every word is like an unnecessary stain on silence and nothingness.
~By Samuel Beckett ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


Silence is the sure sign that you're on your way out in Hollywood.
~By Budd Schulberg ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


And now there is merely silence, silence, silence, saying all we did not know.
~By William R. Benet ~


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


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


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


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


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 better than unmeaning words.
~By Pythagoras ~


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 ~


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 so accurate.
~By Mark Rothko ~


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 ~


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


Silence is more musical than any song.
~By Christina Rossetti ~


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


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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


At the time, acid made me consider questions of reality, the difference, as someone said, between words and silence. It also brought back a lot of latent religious feelings in me that I had turned my back on.
~By Robert Stone ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


Their silence is praise enough.
~By Terence ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 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 ~


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


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


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. ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls.
~By Mother Teresa ~

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November 29 ,2020
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