Silence Quotes

Edith sitwell - my personal hobbies are reading, listening to...
cold silence has a tendency to atrophy any sense of compassion, between supposed lovers, between supposed brothers. And I know the pieces fit.
Maynard James Keenan, in the song "Schism", by Tool

Music is a medicine for many... Silence is a poison for some...
Jacqui We
Silence is one of the great arts of conversation, as allowed by Cicero himself, who says, there is not only an art, but an eloquence in it. A well bred woman may easily and effectually promote the most useful and elegant conversation without speaking a word. The modes of speech are scarcely more variable than the modes of silence.
Tom Blai
Euripides - your very silence shows you agree....
Well - Timed silence hath more eloquence than speech.
Martin Fraquhar Tuppe

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Silence propagates itself, and the longer talk has been suspended, the more difficult it is to find anything to say.
Samuel Johnson
It is a great thing to know the season for speech and the season for silence.
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.
Mother Theresa
Adrienne rich - lying is done with words and also with silence....
Learn to get in touch with silence within yourself, And know that everything in this life has purpose. There are no mistakes, No coincidences, All events are blessings given to us to learn from.
Elizabeth Kubler - Ross
Silence is the perfectest herald of joy I were but little happy, if I could say how much.
William Shakespeare
With silence favor me.
Silence is a way of saying: we do not have to entertain each other; we are okay as we are.
Martha Grimes, from Hotel Paradise, a novel
You may regret your silence once, but you will regret your words often.
Ian Gabirol
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.
Thomas Carlyle
I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.
Publilius Syrus
You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.
John Viscount Morley
Nothing is so good for an ignorant man as silence and if he was sensible of this he would not be ignorant.
There are grammatical errors even in his silence.
Stanislaw J. Lec, "Unkempt Thoughts".
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.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Poetry is an orphan of silence. The words never quite equal the experience behind them.
Charles Simic
A good word is an easy obligation but not to speak ill, requires only our silence, which costs nothing.
John Tillotson
Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.
Josh Billings
Language exists only on the surface of our consciousness. The great human struggles are played out in silence and in the ability to express oneself.
Franz Xavier Kroetz
To communicate through silence is a link between the thoughts of man.
Marcel Marceau
Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence.
Robert Fripp
It is better to sit alone than in company with the bad; and it is, better still to sit with the good than alone. It is better to speak to a seeker of knowledge than to remain silent; but silence is better than idle words.
Prophet Mohammed, Bukhari
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Aldous Huxley, "Music at Night", 1931
A leader must be constantly aware of the power of his words.... and his silences.
Simon MacDonald
In silence man can most readily preserve his integrity.
Meister Eckhart
And now there is merely silence, silence, silence, saying all we did not know.
William Rose Benet
Accustomed to the veneer of noise, to the shibboleths of promotion, public relations, and market research, society is suspicious of those who value silence.
John Lah
It struck him really that he had never so lived with her as during this period of her silence; the silence was a sacred hush, a finer clearer medium, in which her idiosyncrasies showed.
Henry James, "The Ambassadors", Book Seventh, Chapter 3
Some people talk because they think sound is more manageable than silence.
Margaret Halsey
The most profound statements are often said in silence.
Lynn Johnston, For Better or For Worse, 01 - 15 - 04
If you hear a voice within you say you cannot paint, then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.
Vincent Van Gough
True silence is the rest of the mind it is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.
William Penn
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.
Archibald Mc Leish