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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


We don't need lists of rights and wrongs, tables of do's and don'ts: we need books, time, and silence. Thou shalt not is soon forgotten, but Once upon a time lasts forever.
~By Philip Pullman ~


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


All the big powers they've silenced me. So much for free speech and choice on this fundamental human right.
~By Jack Kevorkian ~


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 ~


I think the cinema you like has more to do with silence, and the theater you like has more to do with language.
~By Ben Kingsley ~


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 ~


Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation.
~By Jean Arp ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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. ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


Don't you know that silence supports the accuser's charge?
~By Sophocles ~


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


Your silence gives consent.
~By Plato ~


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


A man is known by the silence he keeps.
~By Oliver Herford ~


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 ~


Silence is so accurate.
~By Mark Rothko ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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


When you're comfortable with someone you love, the silence is the best. And, that's how me and J. are. When we're in a room together, we don't have to say anything. It's for real.
~By Britney Spears ~


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 critical point is that the Constitution places the right of silence beyond the reach of government.
~By William O. Douglas ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and know that everything in life has purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from.
~By Elisabeth Kubler-Ross ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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


The voice of the intelligence is drowned out by the roar of fear. It is ignored by the voice of desire. It is contradicted by the voice of shame. It is biased by hate and extinguished by anger. Most of all it is silenced by ignorance.
~By Karl A. Menninger ~


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 refreshment for the soul.
~By Wynonna Judd ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


Silence is the unbearable repartee.
~By Alexander Theroux ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


I refuse to be silenced.
~By Al Goldstein ~


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


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 ~


We should read music in the same way that an educated adult will read a book: in silence, but imagining the sound.
~By Zoltan Kodaly ~


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


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


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


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


I love silence.
~By Brenda Blethyn ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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

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