507 Inspiring Quotes about Quiet

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Quiet quotes

There comes a time when the world gets quiet and the only thing left is your own heart. So you’d better learn the sound of it. Otherwise you’ll never understand what it’s saying.

— Sarah Dessen, Just Listen

Computers are quiet and clean and totally distracting because the Internet is there, lying in wait for a moment of weakness to pounce on your creativity and progress.

— Arlaina Tibensky, And Then Things Fall Apart

The silence wasn’t uncomfortable or hostile but exhausted–the quiet of people who have a great deal to think about but not a hell of a lot to say.

— Stephen King, Doctor Sleep

Each time, before you intercede, be quiet first, and worship God in His glory. Think of what He can do, and how He delights to hear the prayers of His redeemed people. Think of your place and privilege in Christ, and expect great things!

— Andrew Murray

Soft power is quiet persistence.

— Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

Everything was quiet now. It was even too freaky quiet. The house seemed big without anyone else inside. It felt lonely

— like a ghost town.

He lived a quiet existence where the future was easy to predict and the past was a cancer in remission. It was meaningful, of course. But it was lonely.

— Adelheid Manefeldt, Consequence

A person whose mind is quiet and satisfied in God is in the pathway to health.

— Ellen G. White

It’s amazing how long we put up with things we detest for the sake of a quiet life.

— Tami Egonu, A Rhapsody of Dreams

However much one lacks piety, the atmosphere in a graveyard encourages quiet reflection.

— C. J. Sansom

The quiet sense of something lost

— Alfred Tennyson

That’s how it felt – that the loss of him had a life of its own. I lived with it as I could have lived with him. Some nights it was quiet and sometimes it pounded on my door.

— Kimberly Novosel, Loved

Then, are you master of us all? You didn’t teach her that. Was she supposed to imbibe it from my quiet subservience?

— Anne Rice, Interview with the Vampire

Promise me you’ll look after yourself … stay out of trouble …’‘I always do, Mrs Weasley, ’ said Harry. ‘I like a quiet life, you know me.

— J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

All we had was her room, her stories, and the quiet that settled in as we tried in vain to spread ourselves out and fill the space she’d left behind.

— Sarah Dessen, Dreamland

The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new so we must think anew and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves.

— Abraham Lincoln

I was such a quiet kid, so shy and calm and in my own head. Of course I knew about being sad. Maybe that’s the reason I saved all the things I thought were pretty.

— Nina LaCour, Hold Still

He was probably being so quiet because he was trying not to say it out loud.

— Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor & Park

Miss Gerhart, the last time I saw you, you had quite a mouthful to shout at me. You’re really quiet today. Cat got your tongue?

— J.B. McGee, Broken

Everyone can identify with a fragrant garden, with beauty of sunset, with the quiet of nature, with a warm and cozy cottage.

— Thomas Kincade

There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks. Most of the time we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough, to pay attention to the story.

— Linda Hogan

He sat watching what went forward with the quiet outward glance of healthy old age.

— George Eliot, Adam Bede

It was a rural upbringing by the seaside. A real quiet place surrounded by fields. I had to travel into town for school and stuff like that.

— Hozier

Give us grace and strength to forbear and to persevere. Give us courage and gaiety and the quiet mind, spare to us our friends, soften to us our enemies.

— Robert Louis Stevenson

The Holy Spirit does not speak to a soul that is distracted and garrulous. He speaks by His quiet inspirations to a soul that is recollected, to a soul that knows how to keep silence.

— Maria Faustina Kowalska, Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska: Divine Mercy in My Soul

Find a quiet place, and just read. If you’re reading an ebook, clear away everything else but your ebook reader.Then you settle into the reading, and enjoy it. Bask in the luxury of reading without distractions.

— Leo Babauta, Focus: A Simplicity Manifesto in the Age of Distraction

In time the whole family perked up like Sesame Street puppets, hoping that cheer, if worked at hard enough, could sugar the living and quiet the dead.

— Toni Morrison, God Help the Child

I can no longer stay quiet in this world, I have a voice and I feel it reverberate off my internal walls, making its slow climb upward until its melody can be heard all around.

— Elin Stebbins Waldal

Inner peace is a quiet evening moonlight walk in the soft falling snow of our minds

— Wes Adamson

A quiet mind allows the artist to tap into the wellspring of Divine Music within.

— Kenny Werner, Effortless Mastery

Sometimes, it’s important to turn off the noise from the outside world. Sometimes, it’s critical to stop the banter even within oneself. Intentional solitude and quiet can make us strong for tomorrow.

— David Paul Kirkpatrick

The way of architecture is the quiet voice that underlies it and has guided it from the beginning.

— Arthur Erickson

There must be some atom of our life hidden here, lingering in this quiet somewhere.

— Sonali Deraniyagala

I waste at least an hour every day lying in bed. Then I waste time pacing. I waste time thinking. I waste time being quiet and not saying anything because I’m afraid I’ll stutter.

— Ned Vizzini, It’s Kind of a Funny Story

I tend to be drawn to people who are similar. Very independent. And the ones who aren’t, it doesn’t work. It doesn’t last. I’m drawn to quiet people – certainly I am now.

— Laura Marling

Books make such good friends and quiet neighbors.

— Catriona McPherson, Quiet Neighbors

When you reach a calm and quiet meditative state, that is when you can hear the sound of silence.

— Stephen Richards, The Ultimate Cosmic Ordering Meditation

I think I only appear smart by staying quiet as often as possible.

— Sally Rooney, Conversations with Friends

This, then, was Jango Fett’s greatest reward, right here, sitting with his son, his young replica, sharing quiet moments.

— R.A. Salvatore

Do whatever you must, Karigan, ” he told her, his voice so quiet it would not carry, “to come back. You must come back. To me.” ~King Zachary

— Kristen Britain, Blackveil

The gift of willingness is the only thing that stands between the quiet desperation of a disingenuous life and the actualization of unexpressed potential.

— James Patrick McDonald, Who Would I Be Without: Based on a True Story of a Little Willingness

Find your quiet center of life and write from that to the world.

— Sarah Orne Jewett

It’s very important that you tell someone when you are being bullied – someone that you trust. You should never be quiet when you are being bullied or when you see someone being bullied. It’s so important to stand up and say something.

— Stephanie McMahon

[Freud] “sat in his quiet cozy study in Vienna, glad to be back. He said to Ernest Jones, America is a mistake, a gigantic mistake.” Ragtime

— E.L. Doctorow

Here is a girl who is pretty in a quiet way. I bet she’s had a very sad life.

— Wally Lamb, She’s Come Undone

It required a strong heart to stand up against such talk, but I urged my people to be quiet and not to begin a war.

— Chief Joseph

You ask why I love you. For this: You are a minute of quiet in a loud shouting world.

— Gabriel Gadfly

I was one of those dark, quiet kids that wrote poetry.

— Rick Springfield

All of our great traditions, religious, contemplative and artistic, say that you must a learn how to be alone – and have a relationship with silence. It is difficult, but it can start with just the tiniest quiet moment.

— David Whyte

I guess I was an early method actress. I would go to a quiet part of the sound stage with my mother. I wouldn’t think of anything sad, I would just make my mind a blank. In a minute I could cry.

— Shirley Temple

If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment.

— Henry David Thoreau, I to Myself: An Annotated Selection from the Journal of Henry D. Thoreau

She wanted something else, something different, something more. Passion and romance, perhaps, or maybe quiet conversations in candlelit rooms, or perhaps something as simple as not being second.

— Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

I like a quiet life, you know me.

— J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

His was a quiet but persistent charisma.

— H.W. Brands

It was words and reading that had made me quiet, and being quiet had made me a mark.

— Charles M. Blow, Fire Shut Up in My Bones

Seeing with your soul will bless you with greater capacity for awe and wonder, for joy and for appreciation of all the quiet miracles that happen all around us every day when we stop to look and admire.

— Catherine Carrigan, Unlimited Intuition NOW

Is there a better method of departure by night than this quiet bon voyage with an open book, the sole companion who has come to see you off, to wave you into the dark waters beyond language?

— Billy Collins, Questions About Angels

When God closes a door He does not always open a window. Sometimes He wants you to sit in the quiet darkness while He transforms your fear into trust. How long that takes, is often up to you!

— William Branks

Confidence is the quiet assurance you are enough.

— Ruthie Dean, Real Men Don’t Text: A New Approach to Dating

Then all was quiet save only for the low voices of those that talked together, … , and saving, also, for the mellow snoring of Friar Tuck, who enjoyed his sleep with a noise as of one sawing soft wood very slowly.

— Howard Pyle, The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood

O take me from the busy crowd, I cannot bear the noise!For Nature’s voice is never loud;I seek for quiet joys.The book I love is everywhere, And not in idle words;The book I love is known to all, And better lore affords.

— John Clare, The Later Poems, 1837-1864: Volumes I and II

She throws her jeans at me and dives into the pellucid lake, slicing through the water almost without a splash. A church bell rings out in the distance, echoing in the quiet aftermath of Everly’s quick jump into the unexpected.

— Rebecca Paula, Everly After

Over my life as a teacher, women have been too quiet. I’m quiet myself. I don’t think I said three words the whole of graduate school.

— Marilynne Robinson

Summer quiet thoughts on summer quiet noons.

— Ray Bradbury, Now and Forever

The afternoon our story begins, the quiet parts of being alive were the busiest: wind unlocking Windows; rainlight nudging curtains apart; fresh-cut grass tickling unsocked feet. Days like this made Alice want to set off on a great adventure.

— Tahereh Mafi, Furthermore

There is one thing alone that stands the brunt of life throughout its course a quiet conscience.

— Euripides, Hippolytus

You expect to shut that feeling away? No, I ask that you feel it more. There’s no other way to stand over your enemy and cut out his heart. Accept your hatred and you won’t be rash or stupid, you’ll be cold. Don’t quiet the storm. Become the storm.

— Adam Burch, Song of Edmon

Maybe Grodzenski was showing me, with his quiet pride, the reason he hummed a little while he worked.

— Nicole Krauss, The History of Love

Madness does not always howl. Sometimes, it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “Hey, is there room in your head for one more?

— Despair Inc.

If Sloane’s quiet words hadn’t been enough to get Dex squirming in his towel, Sloane’s quick kiss to his lips sealed the deal. Oh God, he was about to get a hard-on at work, and the bastard that was the cause of it was loving every moment

— Charlie Cochet, Hell & High Water

…All without any more sound than flipping over a playing card. And sitting in this limo, compared to my fifteen-year-old Volkswagen Beetle I’d bought off a friend, was as quiet as sitting at the bottom of a lake wearing earplugs.

— Haruki Murakami, A Wild Sheep Chase

In biblical times, they used to stone a few thirteen-year-olds with some regularity, which helped keep the others quiet and at home. The mothers were usually in the first row of stone throwers, and had to be restrained.

— Anne Lamott, Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith

Every man needs two women: a quiet home-maker, and a thrilling nymph.

— Iris Murdoch

Now listen, we need to be quiet as mice. No, quieter than that. As quiet as . . . as . . .” “Dead mice?” Reynie suggested. “Perfect, ” said Kate with an approving nod. “As quiet as dead mice.

— Trenton Lee Stewart, The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner’s Dilemma

Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.

— Arundhati Roy

All the quiet corners of the world are the great temples for the wise and for the wisdom!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

Every quiet step is thunder to beetle life underfoot.

— Barbara Kingsolver, Prodigal Summer

True love is like a long quiet river.

— Kristian Goldmund Aumann, Love Poems: Love Conquers All

If there is one thing in this world that I was raised and trained to know, it is that there is only so much you may ask of the gods. Victory in battle is their lightest gift; a quiet heart is your own concern.

— Peter S. Beagle, The Innkeeper’s Song

I sometimes wake in the early morning & listen to the soft breathing of my child & I think to myself, this is one thing I will never regret & I carry that quiet with me all day long.

— Brian Andreas

How often do we talk just to fill up the quiet space? How often do we waste our breath talking about nonsense?

— Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

Time has become quiet flexible inside the library. (This is true of most places with interesting books. Sit down to read for twenty minutes, and suddenly it’s dark, with no clue as to where the hours have gone.)

— Ellen Klages

For one mother joy is the quiet pleasure found in gently rubbing shampoo into her young child’s hair. For another woman it’s taking a long walk alone while for yet another it’s reveling in a much-anticipated vacation.

— Eileen Stukane

Darkling I listen; and, for many a timeI have been half in love with easeful Death, Call’d him soft names in many a musèd rhyme, To take into the air my quiet breath.

— John Keats, Complete Poems and Selected Letters

To imbibe so much quiet is to become the music inside it.

— Aditya Bhaskara

Girls can be so petty and jealous. I swear they’re worse than guys sometimes. Except they’re all quiet about it. They sugarcoat it or else they talk behind each other’s backs. It’s seriously twisted.

— Melody Carlson, The Jerk Magnet

The library was quiet. It was busy but it was quiet and I thought it must be like this in a monastery where you had company and sympathy but your thoughts were your own.

— Jeanette Winterson, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

The scent of growth, quiet and green, hung heavy in the air. I heard everything. I saw everything. I could count the craters on the moon. I could count every mosquito buzz past, bypassing my tender skin out of respect for a fellow bloodsucker.

— Molly Harper, Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs

…Mr. Hardie had little patience with that sort of conversation.”Ye’re born, ye suffer, and ye die. What made ye think ye deserved different?” he wondered aloud when the deacon’s gentle answers failed to quiet them.

— Charlotte Rogan, The Lifeboat

I could stand in the middle of Front Street shrieking like a banshee and nobody would notice me. You don’t need magic to be invisible in a town like this. Being poor works just the same. So stand behind me and think quiet thoughts.

— C.M. Hayden, The Reach Between Worlds

Think and keep quiet among those you don’t trust.

— Auliq Ice

The man now retrieved a linen cloth and stuffed it deep into Katherine’s mouth. “Death, ” hewhispered to her, “should be a quiet thing.

— Dan Brown, The Lost Symbol

Age puzzles me. I thought it was a quiet time. My seventies were interesting and fairly serene, but my eighties are passionate. I grow more intense as I age.

— Florida Scott-Maxwell

Traces of human life vanish very quickly: Glafira Petrovna’s estate had not yet gone wild, but it seemed already to have sunk into that quiet repose which possesses everything on earth wherever there is no restless human infection to affect it.

— Ivan Turgenev, Home of the Gentry

Death was a quiet evil, unavoidable like the dark night and defenseless sleep and tearful sorrows. It had hunted her down and slithered close, wanting only to smother every last flicker of

— Richelle E. Goodrich

…when I was a kid, Toronto streets were deserted and quiet on Sundays, except for the sound of church bells I stood on the sidewalk one December listening to the Christmas bells – I’ve never forgotten that moment…

— John Geddes, A Familiar Rain

Her mother stared in quiet awe of this more artful rearrangement of her genetic code, and slipped into a contentedness that usually appeared only after the red wine had fallen below the bottle label.

— Anthony Marra, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena

A quiet mind cureth all.

— Robert Burton

Put my head under my pillow, and let the quiet put things where they are supposed to be.

— Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

An uneventful, quiet life together is more my idea of a romance.”“Really? Oh. Well. It won’t get you featured in any of the ballads though.”“Yes, ” he said, with a heavy sigh. “And that will be the great tragedy of my romance.

— Sonal Panse, The Sunshine Time: Season 1 Episode 2

In this world without quiet corners, there can be no easy escapes from history, from hullabaloo, from terrible, unquiet fuss.

— Salman Rushdie

I take pleasure in my transformations. I look quiet and consistent, but few know how many women there are in me.

— Anaïs Nin

Men would live exceedingly quiet if these two words, mine and thine, were taken away.

— Anaxagoras

Love is a beautiful burn in the quiet corner of the heart that will not be ignored.

— Adriane Leigh, Beautiful Burn

Sweet as the past may be, it best remains pressed between the pages of memory, savoured for a moment or two on quiet Sunday afternoons.

— Indu Muralidharan, The Reengineers

How do you design it so that people can form a space of their own, and feel quiet and contemplative?

— Michael Arad

It is difficult to believe in the dreadful but quiet war lurking just below the serene facade of nature.

— Charles Darwin

In the serenity and quiet of this lovely place, touch the depths of truth, feel the hem of Heaven. And when you leave, don’t forget why you came…

— Oksana Rus

I’ve got to be able to get my time off whether it’s just enjoying my house or the peace and quiet of my family and being there and cooking for them. I love doing that. I also love doing leisure things. I ride horses. I love to shop. I love to drive!

— LisaRaye McCoy-Misick

Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!

— Charles Dickens

All men’s miseries derive from not being able to sit quiet in a room alone.

— Blaise Pascal

Sometimes I want a quiet lifeother timesI want to go a little bit fucking Gatsby.

— Atticus Poetry, Love Her Wild: Poems

Six nervous wives at the sink, each quiet as a queen on a chessboard.

— Genie Frisbee, Invented August: An Imperfect Escape to Capri

I do believe that most men live lives of quiet desperation. For despair, optimism is the only practical solution. Hope is practical. Because eliminate that and it’s pretty scary. Hope at least gives you the option of living.

— Harry Nilsson

It doesn’t take long to persuade each other to stop seeing a person as a person. And when enough people are quiet for long enough, a handful of voices can give the impression that everyone is screaming.

— Fredrik Backman, Beartown

The dusty library air is electric with secrets/ almost palpable in the thick quiet that bounces between/ Cal and those books and me

— Stasia Ward Kehoe, The Sound of Letting Go

I wished a companion to lie near me in the starlight, silent and not moving, but ever within touch. For there is a fellowship more quiet even than solitude, and which, rightly understood, is solitude made perfect.

— Robert Louis Stevenson

Sleeping is one of the more private aspects of parenting; it happens in a quiet room, whereas eating is a more public aspect of parenting. Other people can see it and compare it to what their kids eat.

— Adam Mansbach

[There is a] quiet glory [in] merely making things, and then sharing those things with an open heart and no expectations.

— Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

What level of personal are we talking about?” she mumbled. “I don’t mind discussing my periods in graphic detail, but I’m probably going to stay quiet about the jar of fingernail clippings I carry with me at all times.

— Darcy Coates, The Haunting of Blackwood House

Jonah’s anger was not marked by outbursts of rage but by a quiet withdrawal from the company of others and a growing preoccupation with the events in his own life.

— Colin S. Smith, Jonah: Navigating a God-Centered Life

My faith is an important part of my life and over the years I’ve learnt that it takes a proud man to say he doesn’t need anything. It has been a quiet strength and a backbone through a lot of difficult times.

— Bear Grylls

Is dishwater dull? Naturalists with microscopes have told me that it teems with quiet fun.

— G. K. Chesterton

The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.

— Henry David Thoreau

Every good writer I know needs to go into some deep, quiet place to do work that is fully imagined. And what the Internet brings is lots of vulgar data. It is the antithesis of the imagination. It leaves nothing to the imagination.

— Jonathan Franzen

I only enjoy what I can see, because I don’t feel anything. For example, your new wallpaper. I like it and it can stay, it’s quiet and it keeps quiet at least. Luckily I don’t have to feel it, just see it.

— Elfriede Jelinek, Greed

I am. I exist. I embrace my inner quiet and let it replenish me.

— Amy Leigh Mercree, Joyful Living: 101 Ways to Transform Your Spirit and Revitalize Your Life

As they ran to the barn and began the careful climb up the steep ladder, Lily realized she had accidentally put on snow boots in her hurry. When they reached the top, the quiet hush of the still hayloft gave them that whisper-in-the-library feeling.

— Kate Willis, The Treasure Hunt

We are born from a quiet sleep, and we die to a calm awakening

— Zhuangzi

A dead dog is more quiet than a house on the steppes, a chair in a empty room.

— Per Petterson, Jeg forbanner tidens elv

Have you noticed, ” she asked him, “how we live much of our lives in the past and most of the rest of it in the future? Have you noticed how often the present moment slips by quiet unnoticed?

— Mary Balogh, Simply Magic

My favourite country is Finland because once you get to a certain point, you can drive for hours without seeing a single person. I love peace and quiet – something I don’t get very often.

— Christopher Lee

I hope to turn my reader into the quiet person in the corner who, even when no one is telling them anything, sees everything.

— damali ayo

The body releases its electricity, merges with another, and together there is something like God in this pleasure. But afterward, in the quiet redolent air, there must also be offerings of truth. And so the mystery of love deepens.

— Steve Almond, My Life in Heavy Metal: Stories

A thing of beauty is a joy for ever: Its loveliness increases; it will never Pass into nothingness; but still will keep A bower quiet for us, and a sleep Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.

— John Keats

If you are not interested in your own country’s problems, than what difference remains between you and a cow eating grass in a quiet corner unaware of anything around itself!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

To burn with desire and keep quiet about it is the greatest punishment we can bring on ourselves.

— Federico García Lorca, Blood Wedding and Yerma

From quiet homes and first beginning, Out to the undiscovered ends, There’s nothing worth the wear of winning, But laughter and the love of friends.

— Hilaire Belloc

Do little pink fairies sing and dance in your world, Peabody?””Sometimes, when it’s very quiet and no one else can see.

— J.D. Robb, Promises in Death

Peace of mind is a perception of a calm and quiet mind.

— Debasish Mridha

Every time I have some moment on a seashore, or in the mountains, or sometimes in a quiet forest, I think this is why the environment has to be preserved.

— Bill Bradley

In Ruin City, in the rain, the sound of melancholy is a buzzing maelstrom of quiet desperation. The shatter has been so great, there is no sound left to despair.

— Radhika Mukherjee, Broken Shadows

Nothing was so likely to do her good as a little quiet cheerfulness at home.

— Jane Austen

Sunset on the water ought to be a quiet and easy time, but I guess some people can’t stand a little silence.

— Carl Hiaasen

If only I could rest for a time in quiet pain and awaken new and willing. He is looking forward and I am inward.

— Camilla Gibb, Mouthing the Words

You’ll never have a quiet world till you knock the patriotism out of the human race.

— George Bernard Shaw, Heartbreak House

As I look around the quiet room, I see a thousand leather covers like doorways into worlds unknown.

— Laura Whitcomb, A Certain Slant of Light

I will not keep quiet until a revolution is started to fight ignorance and superstitions in the church of the lord Jesus Christ and in the nation of my birth.

— Sunday Adelaja

Alice More: As for understanding, I understand that you are the best man that I ever met, or am likely to; And, if you go…Well, God knows why I suppose. Though as God’s my witness God’s kept deadly quiet about it!

— Robert Bolt, A Man for All Seasons

Shut up, Julius! I mean, quiet a moment, Commander.

— Eoin Colfer, Artemis Fowl

Hobbits are an unobtrusive but very ancient people, more numerous formerly than they are today; for they love peace and quiet and good tilled earth: a well-ordered and well-farmed countryside was their favourite haunt.

— J. R. R. Tolkien

A fragrant breeze wandered up from the quiet sea, trailed along the beach, and drifted back to the sea again, wondering where to go next. On a mad impulse it went up to the beach again. It drifted back to sea.

— Douglas Adams, The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide: Five Complete Novels and One Story

You know when you have a good relationship with someone when you are just perfectly happy to be quiet and just hang out and do nothing.

— Victoria Justice

Her heart did a slow roll in her chest. “I’m yours, ” she whispered. “For the duration.” “Yes, but more than that, I’m yours, ” he said, quiet steel.

— Jill Shalvis, Nobody But You

I’ll be so quiet for you. Look like a child for you. Be like a shadow of a shadow Of a shadow for you.

— Mike Hadreas

Not every loss was confirmed by an officer at the door. Nor a telegram with the power to sink a fleet. Loss, often the worst kind, also arrived through the deafening quiet of an absence.

— Kristina McMorris, The Pieces We Keep

Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.

— Mary Anne Radmacher

Joy sat in my throat like an egg resting on a spoon, quiet and fragile, but real.

— Shannon Kopp, Pound for Pound: A Story of One Woman’s Recovery and the Shelter Dogs Who Loved Her Back to Life

And here he was, a little halfling from the Shire, a simple hobbit of the quiet countryside, expected to find a way where the great ones could not go, or dared not go. It was an evil fate.

— J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers

And I remember quiet evenings trembling close to you…

— Tom Waits

Some ghosts are so quiet you would hardly know they were there.

— Bernie Mcgill, The Butterfly Cabinet

Because a quiet night is not the same as a silent one, a firm man is not the same as a steady one, and a bright light is not the same as a brilliant one.

— Tahereh Mafi, Unravel Me

Keep quiet and people will think you a philosopher.

— Latin proverb

The book and I secret ourselvesBehind the paneled door.We merge our thoughts in retrospectOf ancient mystic lore.We spend a pleasant quiet hour, Nor know it passed us by…The easy chair, the shaded lamp, A well-loved book and I.

— Edna Moore Schultz

Reader, I kissed her. A quiet walk we had, she and I.

— Gary D. Schmidt, Okay for Now

Keep quiet and ponder! Speak and say something!

— Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

What had been quiet and restful was now silent and empty.

— Frederick Barthelme, Elroy Nights

There’s no shame in enjoying the quiet life.

— Daniel Radcliffe

But some emotions don’t make a lot of noise. It’s hard to hear pride. Caring is real faint – like a heartbeat. And pure love why some days it’s so quiet you don’t even know it’s there.

— Erma Bombeck

The truth remains quiet inside us, floundering like a battered bird, desperately wanting to spread itswings and fly away.-TARA

— Amita Trasi, The Color of our Sky

I lie in the dark wondering if this quiet in me nowis a beginning or an end.

— Jack Gilbert, The Dance Most of All: Poems

Everything can be heard in the garden of a quiet mind.

— Andrew Hyde

Oh, the quiet moments alone with God I sacrificed in order to cross a few things off the to-do list I worshiped.

— Shauna Niequist, Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living

The good and the wise lead quiet lives.

— Euripides

I like a quiet evening with family or friends over, great food and great discussion and a lot of laughter. That’s really what I think fills my tank.

— Anna Eshoo

Organized force alone enables the quiet and the weak to go about their business and to sleep securely in their beds, safe from the violent without or within.

— Alfred Thayer Mahan

there have been morningsso quiet and tenderlike a poem, on Thursday’s lipsthat I wonderedif I’d been kissed at all…

— Sanober Khan, Turquoise Silence

I think there is a very quiet power in things that are not on screen.

— Guillermo del Toro

I am always quiet so that I know what to say when I must speak.

— Ishmael Beah, Radiance of Tomorrow

God never did make a more calm quiet innocent recreation than angling.

— Izaak Walton

Breathing meditation can quiet the mind, open the body, and develop a great power of concentration.

— Jack Kornfield, A Path with Heart: A Guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life

Prayer can assume very different forms from quiet blessed contemplation of God in which eye meets eye in restful meditation to deep sighs or sudden exclamations of wonder joy gratitude or adoration.

— O. Hallesby

A quiet mind is the quickest and biggest step to a peaceful world.

— Rasheed Ogunlaru

Inside Ms. Maddox’s classroom, it was so quiet you could hear the breathing bounce off the walls.

— Mindy Ruiz, Enchanted Heart

She feels the anger quiet into a briny resentment. The bitterness floats like an inkblot in her mind’s eye.

— Hala Alyan, Salt Houses

Time ticks by; we grow older. Before we know it, too much time has passed and we’ve missed the chance to have had other people hurt us. To a younger me this sounded like luck; to an older me this sounds like a quiet tragedy.

— Douglas Coupland, Life After God

The man who spends his time choosing one resort after another in a hunt for peace and quiet will in every place he visits find something to prevent him from relaxing.

— Seneca, Letters from a Stoic

True leaders are surrounded by the accomplishments they achieve and lead with quiet example that shouts integrity with actions they example

— Bluenscottish

He had found many years ago before that if you kept very quiet people filled in the silences themselves, offering more information than they had originally intended to give.

— Martina Cole, Close

But when your heart is tired and dumb, your soul has need of ease, There’s none like the quiet folk who wait in libraries–The counselors who never change, the friends who never go, The old books, the dear books that understand and know!

— Margaret Widdemer, The Old Road to Paradise

There was something vaguely sad about the rock. It was as old as it looked, standing weathered and lonely amidst the stretch of sand, and its thoughts were quiet as it listened to the waves.

— Chew Chia Shao Wei, The Rock and the Bird

There were millions of such families anxious only for peace and quiet in their own little nests. These were the mounting blocks by which the criminals climbed to power and kept it.

— Simon Wiesenthal

From Earth to the Heavens, an eternal philosophy of natural laws reigns 24/7 to those who dare to knock on the door to question answers not questioned of every shape and every form. Wisdom is born of quiet storm; a silent sovereignty.” -epc

— Eileen P Carry

A quiet woman is a firearm with a silencer.

— Efrat Cybulkiewicz

I wanted movement and not a calm course of existence. I wanted excitement and the chance to sacrifice myself for my love. I felt it in myself a superabundance of energy which found no outlet in our quiet life.

— Leo Tolstoy, Family Happiness

I understood that as much as I had resisted the outside, as much as I had constricted my life, as much as I had closed and narrowed the channels into me, there were still many takers for the quiet heart.

— Steve Martin, The Pleasure of My Company

To me, the most romantic gesture is a quiet night with my girl. I like to cook for her. I’m a meat eater and a griller – I do steaks, I do chicken, I do fish. I have a broad palate!

— Taylor Kinney

Sometimes, there’s no one around to tell you to be quiet… to be very, very quiet. Sometimes you need to be quiet when you’re all alone.

— Jay Asher, Thirteen Reasons Why

God never hurries. There are no deadlines against which he must work. Only to know this is to quiet our spirits and relax our nerves.

— A.W. Tozer, The Pursuit of God

…because there is nothing intelligent to say about a massacre. Everybody is supposed to be dead, to never say anything or want anything ever again. Everything is supposed to be very quiet after a massacre, and it always is, except for the birds.

— Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Slaughterhouse-Five

Arranging a bowl of flowers in the morning can give a sense of quiet in a crowded day – like writing a poem or saying a prayer.

— Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Shame isn’t a quiet grey cloud, shame is a drowning man who claws his way on top of you, scratching and tearing your skin, pushing you under the surface.

— Kirsty Eagar, Raw Blue

As he left, he saw the streets were just as deserted and quiet as before, but now he knew it was an illusion. There were ninjas, darker than a starless night, watching their territory and his every move from the rooftops high above.

— Anam Iqbal, The Whyte Divide

There are vast areas of stubbornness and ignorance the Holy Spirit has to reveal in each of us, but it can only be done when Jesus gets us alone…Jesus cannot teach us anything until we quiet all our intellectual questions and get alone with Him.

— Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest

We sit and talk, quietly, with long lapses of silenceand I am aware of the streamthat has no language, coursingbeneath the quiet heaven ofyour eyeswhich has no speech

— William Carlos Williams, Paterson

What a prodigious conscience must that be that can be at quiet within itself whilst it harbors under thesame roof, with so agreeing and so calm a society, both the crime and the judge?

— Michel de Montaigne, The Complete Essays

A piece of advice his father had given him surfaced in Edgar’s mind. Sometimes, he had said, it’s better just to keep quiet and think with your heart.

— Sharan Newman, The Devil’s Door

A very quiet and tasteful way to be famous is to have a famous relative. Then you can not only be nothing, you can do nothing too.

— P. J. O’Rourke

I’ve always loved the night, when everyone else is asleep and the world is all mine. It’s quiet and dark—the perfect time for creativity.

— Jonathan Harnisch, Porcelain Utopia

I enjoy spending time at home or going out for a quiet meal in a restaurant.

— Jamie Redknapp

Faith is salted and peppered through everything at Christmas. And I love at least one night by the Christmas tree to sing and feel the quiet holiness of that time that’s set apart to celebrate love, friendship, and God’s gift of the Christ child.

— Amy Grant

So now what?” I ask.She is quiet for a long time, long enough that I assume she’s gone to sleep.“I think this is just part of it, ” she says. “Civilisations fall. People keep going.

— Daniel H. Wilson, Robogenesis

Mind can comprehend things only at its particular level of vibration. As the mind become calm and quiet it can see and understand deeper things.

— Thomas Vazhakunnathu

You have the Answer. Just get quiet enough to hear it. ~Pat Obuchowski

— Laurie Stevens, The Dark Before Dawn

When you can quiet the fluctuations of your mind and drift into stillness & silence, you can finally hear the whispers of your heart… the whispers of god.

— davidji, Secrets of Meditation: A Practical Guide to Inner Peace and Personal Transformation

OnceThere was a quiet island, With a name.You must believe me When I say that sunlight, Impure but beautiful, Broke upon the bay, silveredThe unrepentant, burning moon.

— Edwin Thumboo, The Best of Edwin Thumboo

Sweet are the thoughts that savour of content, The quiet mind is richer than a crown…

— Robert Greene

The quiet times are the ones to hold on to.

— David Levithan, Are We There Yet?

You can be quiet and go back to kissing me, or you can leave.

— Kiera Cass, The Crown

When they were silent for a moment the quiet weight of the house pressed down from all around them.

— Shirley Jackson, The Haunting of Hill House

Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet.It is a way of entering into the quiet that is already there -buried under the 50, 000 thoughtsthe average person thinks every day

— Deepak Chopra

Anything for you, Dru. And I mean it. Now, be quiet and let me concentrate.

— Lili St. Crow, Reckoning

He was not oppressed by a crowd because in the midst of all the hullabaloo he always found a quiet place for his soul.

— Isabel Allende, Zorro

Beneath the cacophony of sound generated by our world lies the quiet whisper of universal intelligence. Allow it to be heard…

— Simon Boylan

Genius develops in quiet places character out in the full current of human life.

— Goethe

The two grappled in the quiet of old-fashioned personal diplomacy.

— Paul C. Nagel, John Quincy Adams: A Public Life, a Private Life

No jewels, save my eyes, do I own, but I have a rose which is even softer than my rosy lips. And a quiet youth said: ‘There is nothing softer than your heart.’ And I lowered my gaze…

— Vladimir Nabokov

If we can’t have world peace, I’ll settle for a quiet room.

— Joyce Rachelle

There’s just as much wisdom in knowing when to keep quiet as there is in knowing when to speak up. Use your voice wisely.

— Scott Stabile

Still, Luce held firm to the belief that quiet and solitude were good for you, offering peace, or at least hope for peace.

— Charles Frazier, Nightwoods

Age puzzles me. I thought it was a quiet time. My seventies were interesting and fairly serene but my eighties are passionate. I grow more intense as I age.

— Florida Scott-Maxwell

Her need was as big as the stars, and he was down there on the beach, so quiet she could hardly hear him.

— Ann Brashares, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

The human beings also passed canteens, which guards would fill with water. When food came in, the human beings were quiet and trusting and beautiful. They shared.

— Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Slaughterhouse-Five

Being a friend means knowing how to keep a confidence. Knowing when to be supportive and when to be quiet and show compassion. Sometimes saying nothing at all is the best thing you can do, because all that’s really needed is a hug.

— Arven-TheWolfmyinnerSoul

A quick and dirty whatever-it-was in the stolen minutes in the middle of the day was one thing. The quiet crackle of the fire, smell of warm bread, the home she knew was so important to him—this was something else altogether.

— Rebecca Brooks, Make Me Stay

Determined is a quiet inner resolve, focused on your purpose.

— Colin Myles, Life Positioning: 27 Success habits to increase your personal value

You will never know who you truly are until you can find a quiet place to sit and think. A place where you can get lost in hopes of finding yourself

— Callie

Do you know the legend about cicadas? They say they are the souls of poets who cannot keep quiet because, when they were alive, they never wrote the poems they wanted to.

— John Berger

If we could learn how to balance rest against effort calmness against strain quiet against turmoil we would assure ourselves of joy in living and psychological health for life.

— Josephine Rathbone

My relationship to plants becomes closer and closer. They make me quiet I like to be in their company.

— Peter Zumthor

In quiet moment, the Lord refreshes my soul.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

I remember going on carriage rides with Dad when we’d visit. I think quiet L.A. suited him better, but he loved to see shows here, he loved to visit his friends in the Hamptons.

— Jennifer Grant

[Hobbits] love peace and quiet and a good tilled earth.

— J.R.R. Tolkien

But I try to steal other moments. Sometimes I get up very early in the morning and enjoy a quiet house and cup of tea before the craziness begins. Other times, I’ll take a quick walk on the beach. You can find peace in a few minutes.

— Cindy Crawford

Never in her wildest dreams would she have pegged this man as a dirty talker. Just went to show that you should never underestimate the quiet ones – and never let your guard down around them either.

— Elle Kennedy, Midnight Games

Shakespeare: …the best way to peace is to have a still and quiet conscience. Or none at all, thought Gamache.

— Louise Penny, Bury Your Dead

The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present.

— Abraham Lincoln

When it’s quiet in my head like this, that’s when the voice doesn’t need to tell me how pathetic I am. I know it in the deepest part of me. When it’s quiet like this, that’s when I truly hate myself.

— Portia de Rossi, Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain

Nothing is ‘wrong’ with me, Dan. What’s wrong with you? she said in the same eerily quiet voice, dark eyes fixated on Dan, as she breathed heavily.

— Martin Hopkins, Cracks in the Pavement

Though Trish and her bad boy types weren’t exactly Kindra’s style, she had to agree that Violet went for quiet and uninteresting. Sort of like mild salsa. Why even bother? You’d be better off just biting a tomato.

— Erin McCarthy, Bad Boys Online

We are usually angered when someone insults us, until Divine Grace comes upon us. When we receive Grace, we no longer feel hurt when others insult us but remain quiet and peaceful, as though the insult was not directed at us at all.

— Thaddeus of Vitovnica

Take time to see the quiet miracles thatseek no attention

— John O’Donohue

Who is the Forgotten Man? He is the clean quiet virtuous domestic citizen who pays his debts and his taxes and is never heard of out of his little circle.

— William Graham Sumner

In the quiet of the graveyard, the couple knelt together in soul-stretching silence—wishing, waiting, hoping, praying.

— Seth Adam Smith, Rip Van Winkle and the Pumpkin Lantern

Don’t react to any angry actions, words and behaviours. Keep your quiet spirit, peace and calmness.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

This-this was what made life: a moment of quiet the water falling in the fountain the girl’s voice … a moment of captured beauty. He who is truly wise will never permit such moments to escape.

— Louis L’Amour

For a long time, she held a special place in my heart. I kept this special place just for her, like a “Reserved” sign on a quiet corner table in a restaurant. Despite the fact that I was sure I’d never see her again.

— Haruki Murakami, South of the Border, West of the Sun

In this quiet place on a quiet streetwhere no one ever finds usgently, lovingly, freedom gives back our pain.–from poem In a Quiet Place on a Quiet Street

— Aberjhani, I Made My Boy Out of Poetry

A fool mistakes meekness for weakness and a quiet tongue for an idle mind.

— R.A. Mathis

I only wanted absolute quiet to think out why I had developed a sad attitude toward sadness, a melancholy attitude toward melancholy and a tragic attitude toward tragedy — why I had become identified with the objects of my horror or compassion.

— F. Scott Fitzgerald, On Booze

And they were quiet but their blood and nerves and butterflies were not—they were rampantly alive, rushing and thrumming in a wild and perfect melody, matched note for note.

— Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke & Bone

He’ll be down with the books. My old septon used to say books are dead men talking. Dead men should keep quiet is what I say. No one wants to hear a dead man’s yabber.

— George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons

There’s nothing like the peace of the countryside, the quiet and the lack of distraction. It helps you to focus your mind.

— Jenny Nimmo

Keep quiet and the enemy will reveal himself.

— Bangambiki Habyarimana, Book of Wisdom

The quiet wasn’t so lonely if you listened to how much sound was hidden in silence.

— Rae Mariz

To think that she had read the same elegiac prose he now beheld with such quiet awe made his heart sing.

— David S.E. Zapanta, Posthumous

A long while yet will you keep that great mother’s grief. But it will turn in the end into quiet joy, and your bitter tears will be only tears of tender sorrow that purifies the heart and delivers it from sin.

— Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

You see things You keep quiet about them. You understand.

— Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The darkest moments for me weren’t necessarily winding up in the hospital or anything like that. It was those quiet moments alone when I just hated the person I had become.

— Jodie Sweetin

Trust your fears. When a quiet voice whispers, “you are being used”, listen. Ignore your baser desires.

— Michael R. Fletcher

I thought I had nothing to be grateful for today, but then the universe became quiet a moment so I could hear my heart beat to the rhythm of my life.

— Karen A. Baquiran

She murmured, “I love the imagery of Sappho, the warm summer air across the velvety darkness, the lover between love’s thighs.” She stayed quiet a moment. “But it takes a man’s kiss to put the fire to the metaphor.

— Paul A. Myers, A Farewell in Paris

The best cure for the body is a quiet mind.

— Napoleon Bonaparte

Wishing, like sipping a glass of punch, or pulling aside a bearskin rug in order to access a hidden trapdoor in the floor, is merely a quiet way to spend one’s time before the candles are extinguished on one’s birthday cake.

— Lemony Snicket, Horseradish: Bitter Truths You Can’t Avoid

Was I right?” she asked him. “Was I right to make a stand against what I believed to be wrong? Even though many ills have come from it? I have been asking myself this a lot lately. I must be quiet in my conscience.

— Alison Weir

His childhood passed in quiet anxiety.

— Jen Pollock Michel, Teach Us to Want: Longing, Ambition & the Life of Faith

Romance is like maintaining a car. If you do a good job of it, you will always have a dependable quiet ride.

— T.R. Wallace

The starry night sky echoed across my thoughts, the expanse of my own void filtered in its quiet solitude.

— Gina Marinello-Sweeney, The Rose and the Sword

O Death, rock me asleep, bring me to quiet rest, let pass my weary guiltless ghost out of my careful breast.

— Anne Boleyn

Never fear what people will say… Never think you can’t do it because it was never done before! You can be the source of change that is suspending for quiet a long period now! You too can fly!

— Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

Dragos never lifted his head from his task. He said in a quiet voice, “Tell me you’re in control, and I will believe you…” Straightening his shoulders, Liam replied steadily, “I’m in control.

— Thea Harrison, Liam Takes Manhattan

Anybody looking for a quiet life has picked the wrong century to born in.

— Whitaker Chambers

Without trust, there can be no genuine peace. Neither in politics, nor in the quiet individuality of the heart and spirit.

— Timothy Zahn, Vision of the Future

From deep quiet gorges and wilderness of the holy mountain came to her wonderful, like silver mist, dreams and silently whispered into her ears that she was designed for extraordinary deeds.

— Osyp Nazaruk, Roxelana

It’s quiet for a while, and then Rowan says; “We could talk now. We’re alone out here. No walls.””There are always walls.” I say.

— Lauren DeStefano, Sever

Finding some quiet time in your life, I think, is hugely important.

— Mariel Hemingway

Anyone can retire into a quiet place, wrote Evelyn Underhill, but it’s the shutting of the door that makes the difference. Solitude is a time for stripping away everything in order to focus on God. (Matt 6:6)

— Sue Monk Kidd, God’s Joyful Surprise: Finding Yourself Loved

The shattering of a heart when being broken is the loudest quiet ever.

— Carroll Bryant

Not all magic is fireworks and fanfare. Sometimes magic is quiet and sneaks up on you. An illusion is what needs all the bells and whistles to make itself appear grander than it really is, which is just a trick that can be explained.

— Jeff Guinn, The Autobiography of Santa Claus

A woman in her glory, a woman of beauty, is a woman who is not striving to become beautiful or worthy or enough. She knows in her quiet center where God dwells that he find her beautiful, has deemed her worthy, and in him, she is enough.

— John Eldredge, Captivating: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman’s Soul

You have no idea how much it contributes to the general politeness and pleasantness of diplomacy when you have a little quiet armed force in the background

— George F. Kennan

My mind is quiet now. There is no fire or ash, no sulfur or shattering glass. Only silence, empty and cold.

— Christine Fonseca, Transcend

Solitude is good in the evening. Dublin is a quiet city when you get to a certain age, when your friends settle down and have kids. Nothing much happens here.

— Colm Toibin

Silence is the invisibility of talking. I’d take half an argument over half a silence any day. And I’d take peace and quiet over a full-blown argument any other day, unless it’s Tuesday.

— Will Advise, Nothing is here…

Keep your quiet spirit, peace and calmness.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

I’m sick and tired of having a forest and a torture chamber in my house… I want to have a nice quiet flat with ordinary doors and windows and a wife inside it, like anybody else!

— Gaston Leroux, The Phantom of the Opera

Courage doesn’t always roar, sometimes it’s the quiet voice at the end of the day whispering ‘I will try again tomorrow

— Mary Anne Radmacher

If it’s a romantic holiday, the only thing I need is my wife. We love quiet and calm places where we can’t be disturbed. Neither of us likes being in busy places; we would much rather stay in our hotel room and enjoy each other’s company.

— Jean Reno

I want to read about a character doing something fairly quiet where I can picture who the character is, and what their attitude towards the world is – which I’m a lot more interested in than what they do under the pressure of a gunfight.

— Samuel R. Delany

I wanted to find a nice quiet spot, go to sleep, and dream about kittens.

— John Corwin, Dark Light of Mine

There are many ways your intuition can get a message to you. You will start to pick them up once you learn to quiet the mental chatter.

— Stevie Puckett, Bliss or Bust: Uplifting Thoughts

I was a quiet teenager, introverted, full of angst.

— Nigella Lawson

There is a moon, that rests in the quiet cornersof a lover’s lips.

— Sanober Khan, A Thousand Flamingos

I prize the soul that slumbers in a quiet eye.

— Eliza Cook

By balancing your breathing, you can control your emotions and calm your mind. From the quiet mind arises the wisdom and insight that help you make good choices.

— Ilchi Lee, Change: Realizing Your Greatest Potential

The dying need only a hand to hold and a quiet in which to make their departure.

— Jennifer Worth, In the Midst of Life

True oneness is found in quiet meditation with nature.

— Ambika Devi

A quiet but indomitable voice behind me said, “I believe this is my dance.” It was him. I could feel his presence. The warmth of him seeped into my back, and I quivered all over like spring leaves in a warm breeze.

— Colleen Houck, Tiger’s Curse

I kept my age quiet for a good few years. I didn’t see it as a positive. I worked remotely, so I just didn’t tell people.

— Pete Cashmore

When you’re in love you don’t have to do a damn thing. You can just be. You can just stay quiet in the world. You don’t have to move an inch.

— Charles Baxter

Prowling his own quiet backyard or asleep by the fire, he is still only a whisker away from the wilds.

— Jean Burden, Celebration Of Cats

Poor or rich, black or white, quiet or naughty, mentally defective or sharp-witted, thin or fat, all children are great!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

If my mind cannot be tied down, if my dreams cannot be diminished, then no amount of restraints can really guarantee my quiet submission.

— Deborah Feldman, Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots

I’m over the hill for come-on lines. On a quiet day, I can hear my liver rotting. For exercise, I fall down. ~ Clete

— James Lee Burke, Creole Belle

There was so much filth to clean up; so many broken pieces to fix; so many errors to correct. Every morning she left her house she let out a quiet sigh, as if in one breath she could will away detritus of the previous day.–Three Daughters of Eve

— Elif Shafak

Prayer is a condition of mind an attitude of heart which God recognizes as prayer whether it manifests itself in quiet thinking in sighing or in audible words.

— O. Hallesby

The quiet but inexorable breaking down of self-esteem is much more sinister – it’s violation of the soul.

— Rachel Abbott, Only the Innocent

I have been quiet today because fear in my heart has been fighting with frustration in my brain, leaving little energy for my mouth.

— Camron Wright, The Rent Collector

O lead me onward to the loneliest shade, The darkest place that quiet ever made, Where kingcups grow most beauteous to behold And shut up green and open into gold.

— John Clare, Poems Chiefly from Manuscript

Good and quiet do not connote weakness.

— Ogwo David Emenike

When you can write music that endures, bravo. Until then, keep quiet and study the work of those who can.

— Jennifer Donnelly, Revolution

Mindfulness is a quiet strength and deeply rooted value which many other cultures understand and often practice better than we do. It can be puzzling to people from other countries as to why Americans are so task-driven and action-oriented.

— Susan C. Young, The Art of Action: 8 Ways to Initiate & Activate Forward Momentum for Positive Impact

I find it quite incredible how much peace and quiet a person actually needs in order to devote himself entirely to his thoughts.

— Oddný Eir, Land of Love and Ruins

The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.

— Abraham Lincoln

In fact, the room was so quiet you might have heard a drop of paint splash.

— Jasper Fforde, Shades of Grey

If we are quiet enough, we can hear it: the space between us filling up fast with all the things we are too afraid to say to each other.

— Julian Aguon, The Fire This Time: Essays on Life Under Us Occupation

It was a quiet taunt…a poisoned glass of wine, meant to intoxicate and exsanguinate.

— Renee Ahdieh, The Wrath and the Dawn

If you really want to be different, you’d better keep quiet and be a good person on the inside.

— Michael Bassey Johnson, Master of Maxims

I think we spend more time thinking of things to deal with than just letting them go. When we quiet our minds, that’s true freedom.

— Ron Baratono, The Writings of Ron Baratono

The source calls to you. Find a quiet place and listen for the voice of creation. Look upon the horizon and see the future of your new life, where you are again a natural soul living in joy and peace.

— Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

It’s in those quiet little towns, at the edge of the world, that you will find the salt of the earth people who make you feel right at home.

— Aaron Lauritsen, 100 Days Drive: The Great North American Road Trip

If you don’t know what to do next take the oath that will enhance your soul and erase your ego, & from the quiet space inside yourself, you will know what to do.

— Nikki Rowe

May your love for me be likethe scent of the evening seadrifting inthrough a quiet windowso i do not have to runor chase or fall… to feel youall i have to dois breathe.

— Sanober Khan, A Thousand Flamingos

One night some short weeks ago, for the first time in her not always happy life, Marilyn Monroe’s soul sat down alone to a quiet supper from which it did not rise.

— Clifford Odets

I wither slowly in thine arms; here at the quiet limit of the world, a white hair’d shadow roaming like a dream.

— Alfred Tennyson

The places of quiet are going away, the churches, the woods, the libraries. And it is only in silence we can hear the voice inside of us which gives us true peace.

— James Rozoff

Our universe might have slid into equilibrium emitting nothing more than a quiet hiss. The fact that it spawned such plenitude is a miracle, one that is matched only by your universe giving rise to you.

— Ted Chang

From the windows, through the fur of snow, the landscape became more melancholy when the sun successfully brightened the quiet trees, unable to speak without their leaves.

— Toni Morrison

When we are quiet and still we contract and settle.

— Bryant McGill

You don’t have to spend a lot of money to feel like a million. A good night’s sleep, a quiet walk by the river or a hug from a favorite person will do the trick.

— Gina Greenlee

I like my peace and quiet whenever I can grab it.

— Wole Soyinka

I’m not into extreme sports or something. I just live a quiet life.

— Charlie Kaufman

There are men – now in power in this country – who do not respect dissent, who cannot cope with turmoil, and who believe that the people of America are ready to support repression as long as it is done with a quiet voice and a business suit.

— John Lindsay

I’m going to take Charity to France. I can look after her there. You can go on with your life here, and I won’t be here to … to bother anyone.”He muttered two quiet words.“What?” she asked in bewilderment, inching forward to hea

— Lisa Kleypas, Marrying Winterborne

I’m always afraid of failing. I have to quiet that fear if I’m going to get up in the morning.

— Taylor Swift

When you need an idea about how to do anything, get quiet and relaxed and think about what it is you need to know. Then the flow of ideas will come. Be patient and let it happen. Sometimes it takes a little while, but it always works.

— Chris Prentiss, Be Who You Want, Have What You Want: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life

Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.

— Peter F. Drucker

It is possible to escape the complexities, challenges and pace of modern life. All we have to do is close our eyes and picture a quiet world where time moves slowly.

— Fennel Hudson, A Meaningful Life – Fennel’s Journal – No. 1

Happiness is the harvest of a quiet eye.

— Austin O’Malley

Tokyo is a very safe city. At night it becomes quiet the way New York never does.

— Rick Kennedy, Little Adventures in Tokyo: 39 Thrills for the Urban Explorer

Everyone was trying to forget something, but they could never seem to find the way to do it. All they ever seemed to do was make it worse. Such quiet madness, the masses led.

— Chris Galford, The Hollow March

He loved mountains, or he had loved the thought of them marching on the edge of stories brought from far away; but now he was borne down by the insupportable weight of Middle-earth. He longed to shut out the immensity in a quiet room by a fire.

— J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

I like fishing. Not actual fishing – I like the peace and quiet of being at sea. It’s different.

— Rafael Nadal

When was the last time you spent a quiet moment just doing nothing – just sitting and looking at the sea, or watching the wind blowing the tree limbs, or waves rippling on a pond, a flickering candle or children playing in the park?

— Ralph Marston

She felt a tightness in her chest and sent for Dr Simcox.’What’s the trouble?”Look out there, that’s the trouble! It’s so green and quiet and it’s always bloody raining.”That’s England, Mrs Mallard-Greene. I’m afraid there’s no known cure for it.

— John Mortimer, Paradise Postponed

Mike wished Mr. Burden had chosen another time to be murdered. He was beginning to see that the hour of dressing for dinner might have been expressly designed for persons who need a quiet spell for the commission of crime.

— Eilís Dillon, Death at Crane’s Court

In my circle of friends, I’ve always been loud and funny and talkative. But as soon as I step out of that circle, I get very quiet and introspective. I don’t want the spotlight on me.

— Rosie Perez

Only an atmosphere of quiet hard work and dull, serious conversation were appropriate to him.

— Anthony Powell, A Dance to the Music of Time: 2nd Movement

Leaders come in many forms, with many styles and diverse qualities. There are quiet leaders and leaders one can hear in the next county. Some find strength in eloquence, some in judgment, some in courage.

— John W. Gardner

When we become quiet at the collapsed value system in our nation, iniquity and injustice would eventually overrun that nation if action is not taken promptly.

— Sunday Adelaja

If you simplify your life, quit chasing the wind, and be quiet before Him, He’ll show up.

— Chip Ingram, Spiritual Simplicity: How Loving More Means Doing Less

so quiet now my dearest knightyour armor shines white stillfor my lips shall not say the wordsthat make you flee with fear”White Knight

— Shay Leigh, Sins Within

My room is so quiet and empty it hurts.

— Nina LaCour, Hold Still

Within that quiet little girl with no apparent needs lived a person with a great imagination. In that shell I lived and grew and planned, until there emerged a way to pull all the loose threads of my life together.

— A.R. Cecil, Journeys to Mother Love: Nine Women Tell Their Stories of Forgiveness & Healing

In the quiet moments, listen to your heart; where it wanders is where your truth lays.

— Nikki Rowe

He had danced with fair maidens before, but Odette was different. She was graceful and beautiful, but there was something in her eyes and in the things she said, an intelligence and a boldness that belied her quiet demeanor.

— Melanie Dickerson, The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest

I believe I’ve come to understand something. Love isn’t always big and dramatic. It’s big, it’s deep, but it’s also quiet and calm.

— Ashlyn Macnamara, A Most Scandalous Proposal

Why must some of us deliberate between brands of toothpaste while others deliberate between damp dirt and bone dust to quiet the fire of an empty stomach lining?

— Barbara Kingsolver

The impact of your vision, while quiet and ever present, will be astounding over time as it becomes a reality.

— Steve Shallenberger, Becoming Your Best: The 12 Principles of Highly Successful Leaders

And even when success comes, as I am sure it will, bear in mind that there are more quiet and enviable joys than to be among the most sought after women at a ball…

— Blanche Wiesen Cook, Eleanor Roosevelt, Vol 1, 1884-1933

You look good in my shirt, ” he murmured. The quiet words drew her gaze back to his face. “Then why do you look disappointed?” His shoulders lifted slightly. “I was hoping you’d be wearing nothing.

— Savannah Stuart, Power Unleashed

I love to close my eyes a moment and think of the land outside, white under the mingled snow and moonlight–the heaps of stones by the roadside white–snow in the furrows. Mon Dieu! How quiet and how patient!

— Katherine Mansfield, Journal of Katherine Mansfield

I was lost in a void of perpetual darkness. Disconnected from myself. Turned inside out. No sign of life. Eventually, the darkness was my light and the void a haven – a quiet place where I could nurse my secret and lick my wounds.

— B.G. Bowers, Death and Life

On bad days you wonder, ‘Why not just back off from the war and lead a quiet metalife?

— David Mitchell, The Bone Clocks

The subject of kissing seemed to be an awkward one. Better keep quiet about it in future. What was obviously important, was to kiss; not talk about it.

— Peter St. John, Gang Loyalty

They sell courage of a sort in the taverns. And another sort, though not for sale, a man can find in the confessional. Try the alehouses and the churches, Hugh. In either a man can be quiet and think.

— Ellis Peters, The Heretic’s Apprentice

if you were quiet and blended into the background, you were less likely to make waves

— Jodi Picoult

People observe the colors of a day at its beginnings and ends, but to me it’s quiet clear that a day merges through a multitude of shades and intonations, with each passing moment.

— Markus Zusak

We need quiet time to examine our lives openly and honestly – spending quiet time alone gives your mind an opportunity to renew itself and create order.

— Susan L. Taylor

In a few years all our restless and angry hearts will be quiet in death, but those who come after us will live in the world which our sins have blighted or which our love of right has redeemed.

— Walter Rauschenbusch, Christianity and the Social Crisis

I have both the violent turbulence of the storm and the quiet promises of God in the storm. And what I must work to remember is that something is not necessarily stronger simply because it’s louder.

— Craig D. Lounsbrough

A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy can live.

— Bertrand Russell

This poetry. I never know what I’m going to say.I don’t plan it.When I’m outside the saying of it, I get very quiet and rarely speak at all.

— Jalaluddin Rumi, The Essential Rumi

Make your mind quiet of disturbing thoughts by focusing on subtle energy on your palms, inside your body and all around.

— Ilchi Lee, Change: Realizing Your Greatest Potential

One who will not accept solitude, stillness and quiet recurring moments…is caught up in the wilderness of addictions; far removed from an original state of being and awareness. This is ‘dis-ease.

— T.F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with “The Divine Presence”

Remember the plan?” Hunter asked as they drew closer to their target.Kristen looked at him sceptically. “‘Keep quiet and don’t get seen’ is not a very professional plan. Did you have anything else to add?

— K.S. Marsden, The Shadow Falls

With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony, and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things.

— William Wordsworth

Every moment of life wants to tell us something, but we do not want to hear what it has to say: when we are alone and quiet we are afraid that something will be whispered into our ear and hence we despise quiet and drug ourselves with sociability.

— Friedrich Nietzsche, Unpublished Writings from the Period of Unfashionable Observations

It is a great, a pleasant thing to have a friend with whom to walk, untroubled, through the woods, by the stream, saying nothing, at peace–the heart all clean and quiet and empty, ready for the spirit that may choose to be its guest.

— Catherine Drinker Bowen, Friends and Fiddlers: Memoirs

The all-victorious Christ is like a great rock in a weary land, to whose shelter we may flee in every time of sorrow or trial, finding quiet refuge and peace in him.

— J.R. Miller

When many voices are speaking at once, listen to the one most quiet and gentle. That’s the one worth listening to. ~ Miranda* ~

— Miranda Linda Weisz

But when I think of us, in the quiet when I’m on my own, I think of Beauty and the Beast.I, being the beast, and you being the last beautiful thing in this city.

— Danabelle Gutierrez, I Long To Be The River

Who was I fooling, telling my heart to quiet its beautiful song so I could march in the parade of conformity? My biggest fool was me.

— Vironika Tugaleva

Inner quiet can be cultivated. Meditation is a healing balm to a frazzled brain existing in a hectic world.

— Amy Leigh Mercree, Joyful Living: 101 Ways to Transform Your Spirit and Revitalize Your Life

Someday, I will be brave enough to say these things to you in person. For now, I remain in happy, quiet contemplation over you and can say tonight that I just might love you. Or could someday.

— Erin McCahan, Love and Other Foreign Words

Mindfulness is a quiet mind, an aware mind. Mindfulness itself is not about ‘arriving, ’ but about being.

— Jean Moreau, Abbey of Kervennec, France

We rarely find answers in the distractions. But oh what possibilities live within the quiet of solitude.In my fear to be alone, I distracted myself away from the deep beauty of my own solitude.

— Scott Stabile

He sits, strong and blunt as a Celtic cross, Clearly used to silence and an armchair: Tonight the wife and children will be quiet At slammed door and smoker’s cough in the hall.

— Seamus Heaney

I just…I’ve fantasized about peace and quiet for so long, dreamt about being left alone…but when the TV was off, and the sun was down…I’m in a full sob right now. I’ve just never felt so alone, and I couldn’t take it.

— Andrea Randall, In the Stillness

It has never been easier to get books but never harder to find the quiet needed to study them.

— John Mark Reynolds

The worst curse to befall anyone is stagnation, a banal existence, the quiet desperation that comes out of a need for conformity.

— Deepak Chopra, The Return of Merlin

The world is quiet here.

— Lemony Snicket

The whole thing was the precise opposite of what I figured it would be: slow and patient and quiet and neither particularly painful nor particularly ecstatic

— John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

Stone walls do not a prison make Nor iron bars a cage Minds innocent and quiet take That for an hermitage.

— Richard Lovelace

The elixir for the vexed human spirit is quiet thinking and contemplation.

— Sravani Saha Nakhro

One’s character is set at an early age, son. The choices you make now will affect you for the rest of your life.” He was quiet for a minute then dropped the curtain and said, “I hate to see you swim out so far you can’t swim back.

— Wendelin Van Draanen

Angels are attracted to humanity whenever you reach out to your Soul when you pray or meditate, when you are open to the world of Spirit and quiet your mind.

— Genevieve Gerard

The thing about tears is that they can be as quiet as a cloud floating across the desert sky.

— Benjamin Alire Sáenz, The Inexplicable Logic of My Life

Film spectators are quiet vampires.

— Jim Morrison

When you can flatten entire cities at a whim, a tendency towards quiet reflection and seeing-things-from-the-other-fellow’s-point- of-view is seldom necessary.

— Terry Pratchett, Small Gods

Then there was like quiet and we were full of like hate, so smashed what was left to be smashed.

— Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange

The Emperor Napoleon Buonaparte had been banished to the island of Elba. However His Imperial Majesty had some doubts wheter a quiet island life would suit him – he was, after all, accustomed to governing a large proportion of the known world.

— Susanna Clarke, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

Sometimes you need to sit lonely on the floor in a quiet room in order to hear your own voice and not let it drown in the noise of others.

— Charlotte Eriksson

Jenny retained a flimsy essence of the truth. It was a quiet knowing she’d always hold in her heart…”Broken Mirror by Oliver Rixon

— Oliver Rixon, Broken Mirror

The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation.

— Henry David Thoreau

She had large, questioning eyes that seemed to draw me in and a sense of quiet outrage that simmered just beneath the surface. More than anything, within her features, there was a streak of wild quirkiness that made her dazzlingly attractive.

— Jasper Fforde, Shades of Grey

The instinct, quiet inner voice is the voice of the Holy Spirit.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

So long as the deceit ran along quiet and monotonous, all of us let ourselves be deceived, abetting it unawares or maybe through cowardice…

— William Faulkner

Museums are like the quiet car of the world. It’s a place you can come to escape, where there’s authenticity, there’s uniqueness, there’s calm, there’s physicality.

— Thomas P. Campbell

Ah, but in time the heat of noontide passes, and to it there succeed nightfall and dusk, with a return to the quiet fold where for the weary an the heavy-laden there waits sleep, sweet sleep.

— Ivan Turgenev, Fathers and Sons

It occurred to me that no words by the tongue of man can express the simplicities of a quiet land, so I returned to the river.

— Daniel J. Rice, The Unpeopled Season: Journal from a North Country Wilderness

All men’s miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.

— Blaise Pascal

When I get lemon juice in a cut..it hurts..but then I remember all who would die for that lemon I am quiet and take the pain for what it is… because that is what it is to live.

— Shawna Mae Lewis

The fifties are a peaceful time, a quiet sleeping time between two noisy bursts of years, a blue and white time filled with sweet yellow days, music and bright smelling memories.

— David Gerrold, The Man Who Folded Himself

The world is too quiet without you nearby.

— Lemony Snicket

The greatest happiness is a quiet kind. It’s the tender understanding that we’re living in a very strange place full of strange creatures. And there’s quite a bit of wonder in that.

— F.K. Preston, The Artist, The Audience and a Man Called Nothing

You want to be a writer, don’t know how or when? Find a quiet place, use a humble pen.

— Paul Simon

I let quiet shape what I say, then realize there is nothing that can be fully said—the reason for gestures and eyes and art. Always something waiting, wanting, expectant, yet also curiously not.

— Meia Geddes, Love Letters to the World

She was a woman of combined beauty and quiet strength. No wonder he had fallen in love with her so many years ago. No wonder he was in love with her now. And she would never know it.

— Christy English, Love on a Midsummer Night

Many people turn to alcohol to try to drown the [cries] and longings of the soul. Others attempt to quiet the longings of their souls in other ways. Nothing but God ever completely satisfies, because the soul is made for God.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

It is quiet at home today. I got my wisdom tooth extracted.

— Andy Paula

There are certain half-dreaming moods of mind in which we naturally steal away from noise and glare, and seek some quiet haunt where we may indulge our reveries and build our air castles undisturbed.

— Washington Irving, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories

A storm is never quiet because it is always calling out to the rainbow.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

Fire looked into his quiet eyes, touched his dear familiar face and considered the question.

— Kristin Cashore, Fire

In the new quiet I heard the sea as if my ears were laid against the ocean floor. I could hear everything. The rumbling earthquake of a ship and spider crabs moving between weeds.

— Deborah Levy, Hot Milk

And stay, my dearstay…forever, as my quiet song, in my lilac dawn.

— Sanober Khan, A Thousand Flamingos

Roger edged past the chief, only just avoiding pushing him with his shoulder. The yelling ceased, and Samneric lay looking up in quiet terror. Roger advanced upon them as one wielding a nameless authority.

— William Golding, Lord of the Flies

She was not the still quiet type. Aphrodites never are.

— Lenora Henson

Sing swan, Spring swan then lets fly.Follow the pretty bird across the sky.Call swan, Fall swan, then lets rest.Tucked in the branches of your quiet nest.

— Shannon Messenger, Exile

Dignity is a quiet strength which reflects your deep honor and self-respect. It is a gracious pride without narcissistic projection and portrays a calm awareness and generosity of spirit regardless of the environment or circumstances.

— Susan C. Young, The Art of Being: 8 Ways to Optimize Your Presence & Essence for Positive Impact

It was a sort of ferocious, quiet beauty, the sort that wouldn’t let you admire it. The sort of beauty that always hurt.

— Maggie Stiefvater, The Dream Thieves

the most weird things about elders, they learned it on a quiet younger age & don’t want us to.

— Srinivas Shenoy

If we have not quiet in our minds, outward comfort will do no more for us than a golden slipper on a gouty foot.

— John Bunyan

As I leave the gardenI take with me a renewed view, And a quiet soul.

— Jessica Coupé, Life Abundant a 30 day devotional for Latter-day Saint Women

And in this quiet moment, as I close my eyes, spent and sated, I think I’m in the eye of the storm. And in spite of all he’s said and what he hasn’t said, I don’t think I have ever been so happy.

— E.L. James, Fifty Shades of Grey

Battle is gruesome, but it is vigorous, alive. The aftermath is the worst of it: adrenaline fades, quiet sweeps in, and there’s nothing to distract you from the mess of bodies and disturbed earth.

— Darrell Drake, A Star-Reckoner’s Lot

It occurred to me that the quiet in the suburbs had nothing to do with peace.

— Melissa Bank, The Girls’ Guide to Hunting and Fishing

I like to be at a party and be a quiet observer, be in conversation. I wouldn’t say I was a class clown growing up, but I would definitely sit back in class and take snipes at the teacher.

— Eric Stonestreet

Stone walls do not a prison make, Nor iron bars a cage; Minds innocent and quiet take That for an hermitage; If I have freedom in my love And in my soul am free, Angels alone, that soar above, Enjoy such liberty.

— Richard Lovelace, To Althea, from Prison

God is changing the guard indeed in the body of Christ worldwide. This I cannot be quiet about!

— Sunday Adelaja

So, been attacked by any vampires yet?””Not one.””Zombies? Giant spiders? Water monsters?”It’s been really quiet on the supernatural front””Too bad, ’cause I got attacked by a devil dog. It was not awesome.

— Rachel Caine, Fall of Night

Praying about everything in our lives and keeping quiet can keep us out of a lot of trouble.

— Amanda Penland

Last night your thin walls invited me to the party next door / reminded me I am a quiet person in a quiet life.

— Drew Myron, Thin Skin

Reason is like an open secret that can become known to anyone at any time it is the quiet space into which everyone can enter through his own thought.

— Karl Jaspers

In some ways, it’s easier to recognize your power when you’re calm and untroubled than when you’re distressed. Search out your talent in quiet moments. Don’t push too hard. You’ve done it once. You can do it again.

— Brandon Mull, The Rogue Knight

Listen to your intuition and the quiet promptings of your heart.

— Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

I am being a minister of light and a destroyer of ignorance and I shall never keep quiet until this horrendous mountain is pulled down in my country, in the church of Christ and in my continent.

— Sunday Adelaja

People like you don’t go mad, Vi. They’re quiet on the outside and loud on the inside and sane as the day is long

— April Genevieve Tucholke, Between the Spark and the Burn

Let it all go and enjoy the profound gifts found in your quiet places.

— Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

The greatest joys in life are found not only in what we do and feel, but also in our quiet hopes and labors for others.

— Bryant McGill, Voice of Reason

Whoever doesn’t know it must learn and find by experience that ‘a quiet conscience makes one strong!’

— Anne Frank

I give complete respect to any couple that stays together, however they do it, whether they do it by going on red carpets or going hiking together, you know, or keeping themselves really quiet and trying to stay out of all that press stuff.

— Chris Martin

A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live.

— Bertrand Russell

I thought about how we need to make children feel that there are times in their lives when they need to be alone and quiet and to be able to accept their aloneness.

— bell hooks

…for action is always easier than quiet waiting.

— Louisa May Alcott, Jo’s Boys

There’s an old adage, ” he said, “translated from the ancient Coptic, that contains all the wisdom of the ages — “Life is life and fun is fun, but it’s all so quiet when the goldfish die.

— Beryl Markham, West with the Night

paying taxes is a cheap price for a quiet conscience—much cheaper than actually having to get involved in the lives of their fellow citizens.

— Charles Murray, Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010

it is (often) the quiet gesture which carries the most significance – the one which suddenly directs the symphony.

— Mary Anne Radmacher

Love resides in my heart, but you are the one who tore apart and you are still blaming my heart for not keeping quiet about it

— Sami Abouzid

I am an example of what is possible when girls from the very beginning of their lives are loved and nurtured by people around them. I was surrounded by extraordinary women in my life who taught me about quiet strength and dignity.

— Michelle Obama

I will use my special sight! I will quiet myself right here and now and I will get the answer on what to do to and create my own way out of here!” Arthur, See the Little People…An Enchanting Adventure

— Chris DiSano Davenport, See the Little People…An Enchanting Adventure

Most of our healing occurs during quiet moments of rest when we are in contact with unconscious feelings and experiences. I can’t imagine life without the peaceful, insightful moments I have during meditation.

— Janet Gallagher Nestor, Nurturing Wellness Through Radical Self-Care: A Living in Balance Guide and Workbook

If want a person wants is his life, he tends to be quiet about wanting anything else.

— Ann Patchett, Bel Canto

In our land of opportunities and distractions, it’s hard to devote our attention to the quiet pleasures of reading. It’s as if we live our lives in a noisy restaurant and can’t have the intimate conversation we most yearn for.

— Steve Leveen, The Little Guide to Your Well-Read Life

Look: the trees exist; the houseswe dwell in stand there stalwartly. Only wepass by it all, like a rush of air.And everything conspires to keep quiet about us, half out of shame perhaps, half out of some secret hope.

— Rainer Maria Rilke, Duino Elegies

With Jackson there was quiet solitude. Just to sit and look at the landscape. An inner quietness. After dinner, to sit on the back porch and look at the light. No need for talking. For any kind of communication.

— Lee Krasner

Being your authentic self exudes a quiet confidence.

— Sam Owen, 500 Relationships And Life Quotes: Bite-Sized Advice For Busy People

A funny person is funny only for so long, but a wit can sit down and go on being spellbinding forever. One is not meant to laugh. One stays quiet and marvels. Spontaneously witty talk is without question the most fascinating entertainment there is.

— Diana Vreeland, D.V.

She dropped her head, touching his forehead with hers, and rolled her hips, not bothering or not able to keep quiet her sweet little mewl of pleasure. Her heat seeped into him, trapping him in the moment…

— Avery Flynn, Bullet Proof

That is the happiest conversation where there is no competition no vanity but a calm quiet interchange of sentiments.

— Samuel Johnson

You don’t have to accept every advice. You must carefully think about it in your quiet moment.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

I’m thinking the reason I’ve been so quiet all those years is only because Brian wasn’t around yet for me to tell everything to.

— Jandy Nelson, I’ll Give You the Sun

In life, you will find two things. The quiet beauty of Darkness, and the bright songs of Light. The choice is yours to decide which will be you, and which will be your shadow.

— Taylor Chackowsky

Do not underestimate the determination of a quiet man.

— Iain Duncan Smith

it is the deep-black-sky quiet time of night, which is the halfway time between the sun setting and the sun rising when even the night animals are quiet—as if they, like day animals, take a break in the middle of their work to rest.

— Alexandra Fuller

My girlfriend is sad and quiet and keeps me up all night worrying about her.

— Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor & Park

I felt very unstressed on my wedding day. I’m very grateful for that… spending the day on my own, being super quiet and happy and just puttering around doing my own thing.

— Sonya Walger

For Nation States, and the adversaries within America’s boarders (special interest groups, cyber caliphate, Muslim brotherhood, Antifa etc), metadata is “THE” silent weapon in this quiet information war.

— James Scott, co-founder, Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology

Kissing her to keep her quiet was the best idea that he’d had all week. One hand drifted into her loose hair as she responded to each kiss, while the other caught her waist and held her close to him.

— Elaine White, Reckless Abandon

It is in the quiet that you gain perspective when you have to deal with the loud.

— Todd Stocker

Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.

— Ann Landers

The forgotten man. He is the clean quiet virtuous domestic citizen who pays his debts and his taxes and is never heard of outside his little circle. … He works he votes generally he prays but his chief business in life is to pay.

— William Graham Sumner

The quiet rhythmic monotone of the wall of logs fills one with the rustic peace of a secluded nook in the woods.

— Gustav Stickley

Solitude is a human presumption. Every quiet step is thunder to beetle life underfoot, a tug of impalpable thread on the web pulling mate to mate and predator to prey, a beginning or an end.

— Barbara Kingsolver, Prodigal Summer

If, in the quiet of your heart, you feel something should be done, stop and consider whether it is in line with the character and teaching of Jesus. If so, obey that impulse to do it, and in doing so you will find it was God guiding you.

— Eric Liddell

Time after time, they brought each other to new heights of ecstasy, until finally, they lay spent in each others arms in the quiet peace and contentment that only lovers know.

— Alan Kinross, Longinus The Vampire: Babylon

Others inspire us, information feeds us, practice improves our performance, but we need quiet time to figure things out, to emerge with new discoveries, to unearth original answers.

— Ester Buchholz

It is in the quiet moments of reflection that we can gain a greater feeling of hope when we remember and recognize all the positive things that are happening during this time of great difficulty.

— Laura Lane, Two Mothers, One Prayer: Facing your Child’s Cancer with Hope, Strength, and Courage

Women will one day rule the world, and when they do, their brains will be so finely tuned from all the years of quiet that I anticipate they will be far superior rulers to men.

— Samantha Hunt, The Invention of Everything Else

Promised yourself never to keep quiet on the truth. Speak it out and let the lie die

— Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders’ Frontpage: Leadership Insights from 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Thoughts

Since our society equates happiness with youth, we often assume that sorrow, quiet desperation, and hopelessness go hand in hand with getting older. They don’t. Emotional pain or numbness are symptoms of living the wrong life, not a long life.

— Martha Beck

What’s wrong with people?” she says, almost too quiet for me to hear. “Were they born with parts missing or did it fall out somewhere along the way?

— Isaac Marion, Warm Bodies

The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.

— Albert Einstein

God hears every quiet prayer on your heart.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Every time you enter a library you might say to yourself, “The world is quiet here, ” as a sort of pledge proclaiming reading to be the greater good.

— Lemony Snicket, The Slippery Slope

Calm, gentle, passionless as he appeared, there was yet, we fear, a quiet depth of malice, hitherto latent, but active now, in this unfortunate old man, which led him to imagine a more intimate revenge than any mortal had ever wreaked upon an enemy.

— Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter

The most powerful way of being able to listen to your own intuition is by being silent. Find a quiet space, slow down and calm your mind. Your goal is to eliminate all that noise going through your head – all those thoughts that appear from nowhere.

— Nigel Cumberland, 100 Things Successful People Do: Little Exercises for Successful Living