Silence Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Silence

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


For sin is just this, what man cannot by its very nature do with his whole being; it is possible to silence the conflict in the soul, but it is not possible to uproot it.
~By Martin Buber ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


Those who have the strength and the love to sit with a dying patient in the silence that goes beyond words will know that this moment is neither frightening nor painful, but a peaceful cessation of the functioning of the body.
~By Elisabeth Kubler-Ross ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 a true friend who never betrays.
~By Confucius ~


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


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 ~


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


When I talked to my medical friends about the strange silence on this subject in American medical magazines and textbooks, I gained the impression that here was a subject tainted with Socialism or with feminine sentimentality for the poor.
~By Alice Hamilton ~


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


I got quite bored, serving in the bar. Since I was there, the customers wouldn't talk about women, and with half their subject matter denied them, it was: horses, silence; horses, silence.
~By Bernadette Devlin ~


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


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


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


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 ~


It's very important in life to know when to shut up. You should not be afraid of silence.
~By Alex Trebek ~


I shall assume that your silence gives consent.
~By Plato ~


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


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


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


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


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


Silence moves faster when it's going backward.
~By Jean Cocteau ~


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


The better the information it has, the better democracy works. Silence and secrecy are never good for it.
~By Kate Adie ~


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


Since long I've held silence a remedy for harm.
~By Aeschylus ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


Their silence is praise enough.
~By Terence ~


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 ~


Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.
~By Francis Bacon ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


We believe... that the applause of silence is the only kind that counts.
~By Alfred Jarry ~


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


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


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 ~


It was still quiet in the house, and not a sound was heard from outside, either. Were it not for this silence, my reverie would probably have been disrupted by reminders of daily duties, of getting up and going to school.
~By Herman Hesse ~


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 ~


Because in the school of the Spirit man learns wisdom through humility, knowledge by forgetting, how to speak by silence, how to live by dying.
~By Johannes Tauler ~


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


A voice is a human gift; it should be cherished and used, to utter fully human speech as possible. Powerlessness and silence go together.
~By Margaret Atwood ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


So long as the laws remain such as they are today, employ some discretion: loud opinion forces us to do so; but in privacy and silence let us compensate ourselves for that cruel chastity we are obliged to display in public.
~By Marquis de Sade ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


Your silence gives consent.
~By Plato ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~

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May 23 ,2024
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