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Quotes And Sayings About Silence

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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


From politics, it was an easy step to silence.
~By Jane Austen ~


I saw old Autumn in the misty morn stand shadowless like silence, listening to silence.
~By Thomas Hood ~


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


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 ~


Silence is the unbearable repartee.
~By Alexander Theroux ~


Silence is better than unmeaning words.
~By Pythagoras ~


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


If we don't bear witness as citizens, as people, as individuals, the right that we have had to life is sacrificed. There is a silence, instead of a speaking presence.
~By Jane Rule ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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 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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


If there's a silence in a room I'll try to fill it as soon as humanly possible.
~By Matthew Perry ~


Strong efforts may be made to deny the place, to silence the authentic, but the spirit of things will break through that silence.
~By John Haynes ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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


The eternal silence of these infinite spaces frightens me.
~By Blaise Pascal ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


After an argument, silence may mean acceptance or the continuation of resistance by other means.
~By Mason Cooley ~


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


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


Speech is the small change of silence.
~By George Meredith ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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

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May 6 ,2021
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