735 Inspiring Quotes about Silence

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Silence quotes

He (Macaulay) has occasional flashes of silence that make his conversation perfectly delightful.

— Sydney Smith

And when the Lamb opened the seventh seal, silence coverd the sky

— Anonymous, Holy Bible: King James Version

The rest of the short walk was silent. It was that loud sortof silence where the absence is painful, when there’s so much tosay, but nothing is said.

— Jacqueline Simon Gunn, Circle of Betrayal

Music and silence combine strongly because music is done with silence, and silence is full of music.

— Marcel Marceau

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

Better choose silence than bitter words which shall leave nothing but bitter footprints

— Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Meditation may be done in silence & stillness, by using voice & sound, or by engaging the body in movement. All forms emphasize the training of attention.

— Sharon Salzberg, The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Programme for Real Happiness

He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.

— Elbert Hubbard

Space between thoughts is the meditative silence where greatness is created.” – Anishka – Songs of the Mist

— Shashi, Songs of the Mist

You are the silence between the notes. The white space between the letters. The missing that makes everything else a something.

— pleasefindthis, I Wrote This For You: Just the Words

If we take the time to silence the chatter in our minds, it gives our heart the opportunity to awaken from its slumber. Peace of mind begins with peace in the heart.

— Molly Friedenfeld

I want to release my soul from its prison cell, to silence the guards who tell me that I am not capable of living. Every voice that ever told me that I cannot achieve has, at this moment, become silenced. This cell is no longer my home.

— Leigh Hershkovich, Shattered Illusions

The silence broke:”Sometimes I liked it”, I said “Sometimes I liked it that she was dead.””You mean it felt good?””No. I don’t know. It felt … pure.

— John Green, Looking for Alaska

Nothing is wonderful than the silence being the reason to meets u

— Agha Kousar

Your silence holds the mysterious and beautiful secrets of your life. Feel it, love it, adore it, live it, and enjoy it.

— Debasish Mridha

Crash studied her. Sometimes he seemed to understand her silence better than her words.

— T.L. Shreffler, Ferran’s Map

Darkness is to space what silence is to sound, i.e., the interval.

— Marshall McLuhan

Like hatred, guilt can’t be locked in the silence of forgetting, without taking part of your soul with it.

— Shannon L. Alder

Do not take someone’s silence as his pride, perhaps he is busy fighting with his self

— Ali Ibn Abi Taleb

When the truth is known, all descriptions cease, and silence alone remains. #Yoga Vasistha

— Abhishek Kumar, Stardust Family – We Are One!

Building confidence comes from overcoming the voice in your head that says you are not capable silence the noise and then prove it wrong.

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

Seeing her sitting there unresponsive makes me realize that silence has a sound.

— Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper

The silence is not suppression; instead, it is all there is.

— Annie Dillard, Teaching a Stone to Talk: Expeditions and Encounters

After silence that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.

— Aldous Huxley

She keeps telling herself and others that she doesn’t want a relationship to silence the longing in her soul. That alternative fact feeds her insecurities and starves her soul.

— Sanjo Jendayi

For we have been socialized to respect fear more than our own needs for language and definition, and while we wait in silence for that final luxury of fearlessness, the weight of that silence will choke us.

— Audre Lorde

In silence alone does a man’s truth bind itself together and strike root.

— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

I do not write feelings, emotions i do not writeAfter that day on love anything i do not writeMy silence scream somewhere inside me These are my Bloody wounds on paper, words i do not write

— Mohammed Zaki Ansari, “Zaki’s Gift Of Love”

And so we must dig in to see where raw words and fundamental sounds are buried so that the great silence within can finally be decoded.

— Raymond Federman, To Whom it May Concern

The night seemed suddenly defiled by the absence of music, as if the silence itself was injecting a sickness that only another song could cure.

— Jake Vander-Ark, The Accidental Siren

I recognize the power of silence in an extroverted world but there is a time for silence and a time to speak up about things that matter that continue to be left unsaid.

— Matthew Donnelly

What I want???I just want silence I can afford it, it doesn’t need to pay for it or does it?

— Deyth Banger

The voice that arises out of the silence is something no one can imagine until it is heard. It roars when it speaks, it lies to you and convinces you, it steals from you and leaves you without a single word of comfort.

— Alice Hoffman, The Dovekeepers

Normal people live distracted, rarely fully present. Weird people silence the distractions and remain fully in the moment.

— Craig Groeschel, Weird: Because Normal Isn’t Working

Isabel had gone silent in a way that shouted the silence to me.

— Maggie Stiefvater, Linger

A fine work of art – music, dance, painting, story – has the power to silence the chatter in the mind and lift us to another place.

— Robert McKee, Story: Substance, Structure, Style, and the Principles of Screenwriting

The most effective and permanent way to silence fears is to face them.

— Vironika Tugaleva

No one else, but the silence of the night cried with me

— Hilal Hamdaan

Separating the God question from Buddhism does not make Buddhists atheists—within silence lies mystery. That doesn’t mean, however, we should infer from this acknowledgement of the mystery a nod one way or another on the matter of the divine.

— Andrew Furst, Western Lights – A Collection of Short Essays on Buddhism

The house is eerily quiet. All this time I thought silence would be a welcome reprieve, but it’s less comforting than I imagined. The house feels so much bigger and colder than it ever has.

— Hannah Harrington, Saving June

Sometimes, to remain silent is to lie, since silence can be interpreted as assent.

— Miguel de Unamuno

Move thy tongue, For silence is a sign of discontent.

— Elizabeth Cary, The Tragedy of Mariam

In the heart, silence becomes an echo of unanswered needs

— Bluenscottish

Some things you cannot see or explain, but they are there, lurking.Some things dwell in the dark: waiting…watching…haunting.Sometimes evil takes on many forms, many faces.And silence is the last thing you hear, when it’s already too late.THE SILENCE

— Barry Brickey

Quiet descended, a silence so consuming that even the drafty corridors ceased whistling. Bog wasn’t certain where to look, so he solved the problem by plucking out his eyes and sticking them in a drawer.

— A. Lee Martinez, In the Company of Ogres

‘Nothing can make death easier, ‘ Cala said, ‘but silence can make it harder.’ ‘Speaking helps not, ‘ Maia said.

— Katherine Addison, The Goblin Emperor

Mute in that golden silence hung with green, Come down from heaven and bring me in your eyesRemembrance of all beauty that has been, And stillness from the pools of Paradise.

— Siegfried Sassoon, Counter-Attack and Other Poems

Even in silence a heart can scream.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

Choose silence of all virtues, for by it you hear other men’s imperfections, and conceal your own.

— George Bernard Shaw

I heard silence, silence infinite as the bottom of the ocean, a silence that sealed.

— Anne Spollen, The Shape of Water

I’m a virgin, okay?”There was a moment of silence while I assume he was struggling to understand the connection. Then he spoke. “I’m not prejudiced against anyone.

— Candice Raquel Lee, The Innocent: A Myth

A story is told as much by silence as by speech.

— Susan Griffin

When two people got cross with each other and stop talking, the deep silence in the air will continue to speak glowingly!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

And it is silence that she hears, the silence of lost years that have no voice left in them.

— Rose Tremain, Music & Silence

She drifted down into the water, letting it engulf her body until even her face was underwater. The silence was delicious, just the sound of her own heartbeat in her ears.

— Crissi Langwell, The Road to Hope

It is in the last step that one finds the unfathomable beginning; it is in the aloneness that one discovers himself never alone; it is in the deep silence that one hears the hidden music—the chant of eternity, the illuminated whisper of love.

— Heather K. O’Hara, The Path of Songs: A Gift for the Soul

The silence of a mountain has the tranquility and serenity of peace.

— Debasish Mridha

I listen to silence. And you have a lot to say. Although I haven’t quite figured out what it is yet….I promise not to delve into what makes your silence so loud, if you promise not to walk out on me.

— Rebecca Donovan, Out of Breath

No one is ever alone and silence does not equate defeat.

— Joan Ambu

When you silence your mind, faith walks in.

— Aleksandra Ninkovic

Just imagine the silence in the world, if people talked only what they knew

— Karel Čapek

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

— Martin Buber

The longer the silence remains untouched the longer the miscommunication creates its own stories.

— Christina Strigas, Love & Vodka: A Book of Poetry for Glass Hearts

She listens closely to the silence as though the sounds just beneath the surface are awaiting to release the significance of a moment.

— Truth Devour, Unrequited

The catacombs where ghostly bodies lie. In the silence you hear the screams go by.

— Jackie Mae

The thing that seemed like silence must have been the endless cry of all the crickets and locusts in the world, rising and falling.(“The Wide Net”)

— Eudora Welty, The Collected Stories

She sat in the silence that resulted in the absence of her words, feeling unburdened but not absolved.

— Thomm Quackenbush, Flies to Wanton Boys

In the silence of night I have often wished for just a few words of love from one man, rather than the applause of thousands of people.

— Judy Garland

I wish not to tell you how I feelI choose silence so that you leaveKiss me goodbye and set me free

— Sanhita Baruah

Be silent and safe — silence never betrays you; Be true to your word and your work and your friend; Put least trust in him who is foremost to praise you, Nor judge of a road till it draw to the end.

— John Boyle O’Reilly, Life of John Boyle O’Reilly

And remember, silence is all it takes to validate evil and remember, indifference is all it takes to endorse it.

— Adeosun Olamide

Music is the silence between the notes.

— Claude Debussy

True silence is the rest of the mind, and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.

— William Penn

A moment of silence settled over all of them. Then Velva broke it. “We are the hunter and the haunter, the haunted and hunted.…”“But for what purpose?” asked Sir Sun.“It is all for the same purpose, Timothy.  The empty that wish to be full.

— Mav Skye, Wanted: Single Rose

My message to the international community is that our silence and complicity especially on the situation in Gaza shames us all. It is almost like the behaviour of the military junta in Burma

— Desmond Tutu

they told her, “fear the reaper.”she laughed to herself and muttered, ‘baby, death ain’t nothing’ more than a quick fuck. a little bit of silence after he comes.

— Taylor Rhodes, moira: a ghost story

And so silence and …darkness hold happiness and joy?” he said softly.”Assuredly, ” she said, “provided one listens to the silence and gazes deeply into the darkness. Everything is there. Everything.

— Mary Balogh, Simply Perfect

Le livre est un morceau de silence dans les mains du lecteur. Celui qui écrit se tait. Celui qui lit ne rompt pas le silence.

— Pascal Quignard

My truth asked people to understand and to learn about depths of pain they had previously walked past…. I had kept my silence for a reason. – from Without a Voice by Chris Pepple

— Chris Pepple, Without a Voice

Sometimes life was like smoking in silence , without thinking where and when you are !

— Ali Rezavand Zayeri

Sometimes, inflexibility creates a callus, scarring over all the bitterness and disappointment improperly, and there is no honest way to break that silence or that infinite distance, not even in death, not even in memory.

— Víctor del Árbol

…what an unfair advantage the dead had over the living, for there could be no rebuttal, no denial, nothing but the accusing silence of the grave.

— Sharon Kay Penman, The Reckoning

Job is an optimist. He shakes the pillars of the world and strikes insanely at the heavens; he lashes the stars, but it is not to silence them; it is to make them speak.

— G.K. Chesterton

Because the silence is exhausting and isolating in a way it needn’t be.

— Ruby Elliot, It’s All Absolutely Fine

The pause – that impressive silence that eloquent silence that geometrically progressive silence which often achieves a desired effect where no combination of words howsoever felicitous could accomplish it.

— Mark Twain

The soldier stared at Ingrid. His silence was elastic, slowly curling a rope around her neck.

— Ruta Sepetys, Salt to the Sea

Reading a good book in silence is like eating chocolate for the rest of your life and never getting fat.

— Becca Fitzpatrick, Kiss Me Deadly: 13 Tales of Paranormal Love

However much silence you behold, that amount of intellect will stop.

— Dada Bhagwan

Silence is the best music when you are in need of silence and music is the best silence when you are in need of music!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

The dust and silence of the upper shelf.

— Bob Macaulay

Speech is silver silence is golden.

— German proverb

In the silence of children, God exists, directing their thoughts and sending us subtle reminders as not forgetting gratitude even in the littlest of things.

— Chinonye J. Chidolue

Too many people seem to believe that silence was a void that needed to be filled, even if nothing important was said.

— Nicholas Sparks, Nights in Rodanthe

He’d kept this silence because his own secrets were darker, more hidden, and because he believed that his secrets had created hers.

— Kim Edwards, The Memory Keeper’s Daughter

An adamant silence overcomes you when cross paths with the person that kisses your heart the second that you meet them. It balances on the edge of an indefinable unknown, unconsciously desired.

— Carl Henegan

For me, it is essential to have the inner peace and serenity of prayer in order to listen to the silence of God, which speaks to us, in our personal life and the history of our times, of the power of love.

— Adolfo Perez Esquivel

we only shout when we neglect what silence can do

— Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Love is where unseen and unsaid things merge with each otherwhere silence is thirsty of happenings

— Seema Gupta

Be silent and safe — silence never betrays you; Be true to your word and your work and your friend; Put least trust in him who is foremost to praise you, Nor judge of a road till it draw to the end.James Jeffery Roche

— James McAllister, iNation

Presence is to meet another person in meditation. Presence is to invite another person in meditation. It is a meeting in love, joy, acceptance, sincerity, truth, silence and oneness.

— Swami Dhyan Giten, Presence – Working from Within. The Psychology of Being

Try to listen silence of your loved one And you will find voice of Heart and Feelings

— Mohammed Zaki Ansari, “Zaki’s Gift Of Love”

But as i lay there, it only seemes like silence filling my ears. And the thing was, it was so freaking loud.

— Sarah Dessen, Just Listen

The silence is becoming more poisonous and I have no one to talk with, not even my own self

— Hilal Hamdaan

They sat in silence on the windowsill, their hands locked across the distance between them.

— Cassandra Clare, City of Heavenly Fire

That man’s silence is wonderful to listen to.

— Thomas Hardy

Of the many forms that silence takes, the most memorable is the dry husk of the cicada.

— Jon Davis

The inner being is not only the meditative quality within, the inner silence and emptiness, it is the door to the whole.

— Swami Dhyan Giten

In my silence do I enhance my talents

— Ernest Agyemang Yeboah, Distinctive Footprints of Life: Where Are You Heading Towards?

But there is greater comfort in the substance of silence than in the answer to a question.

— Thomas Merton

Even the bees I’d swear were sent to protect us in the delicate business of hives and honey are stung to silence by the news that something winged has lost its flight.

— Kristen Henderson, Drum Machine

Secrets, like tyrants, have influence that extends far beyond their own thrones. To silence their oppressive powers, they must be uncrowned.

— Ina Catrinescu

Because all my life I’ve learned to suffer in silence – Athena

— Paulo Coelho, The Witch Of Portobello

To let friendship die away by negligence and silence is certainly not wise. It is voluntarily to throw away one of the greatest comforts of this weary pilgrimage.” ~Samuel Johnson

— Edward M. Hallowell, Dare to Forgive: The Power of Letting Go & Moving on

If you are a writer you locate yourself behind a wall of silence and no matter what you are doing, driving a car or walking or doing housework you can still be writing, because you have that space.

— Joyce Carol Oates

I wish not to tell you how I feel, I choose silence so that you leave, Kiss me goodbye and set me free…

— Sanhita Baruah

Perhaps it is possible to discover more in silence than in speech. Or perhaps it is only that those who are silent among us learn to listen.

— Alice Hoffman, The Dovekeepers

Men fear silence as they fear solitude because both give them a glimpse of the terror of life’s nothingness.

— Andre Maurois

Silence descended on the house. [….] Amma must have sensed that this was the sort of silence that, left unchallenged, could consume the family from within.

— Vivek Shanbhag, Ghachar Ghochar

With poetry and writing, the question isn’t “do you know the right words?”.The real question is, “can you make words from the unwordable, chisel blocks of raw silence into shapes and touch our souls?

— Jacob Nordby

While we wait in silence for that final luxury of fearlessness the weight of that silence will choke us.

— Audre Lorde

They say the silence is the language of God, but so is music. This is why we dance, we become loud in our silence.

— Aleksandra Ninkovic

There is no real aloneness. There is solitude and the nurturing silence that is relationship with ourselves, but even then we are part of something larger.

— Linda Hogan, Dwellings: A Spiritual History of the Living World

A person’s industrious and creative mindset can overcome great obstacles that besiege their existence. Humankind’s greatest unraveling is our propensity to panic when confronting the pealing silence of nothingness.

— Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

In a democracy, there will be more complaints but less crisis, in a dictatorship more silence but much more suffering.

— Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Speech is civilization itself. The word even the most contradictory word preserves contact – it is silence which isolates.

— Thomas Mann

The lesson we are indebted to Egypt for, our future generations learned that in the face of oppression silence is never golden.

— Aysha Taryam, The Opposite of Indifference: A Collection of Commentaries

And then for a long time there is a silence that is so loud it threatens to blow my head off.

— Emily Barroso

But silence is not a natural environment for stories. They need words. Without them they grown pale, sicken and die. And then they haunt you.

— Diane Setterfield, The Thirteenth Tale

The hush of the night sky is the silence of a graveyard.

— Ted Chiang, The Great Silence

Truth can be outraged by silence quite as cruelly as by speech.

— Amelia Barr

But even then I knew how it was going to be, I could feel the coming silence in the long, poisonous pauses that expanded as the night progressed.

— Sue Miller, While I Was Gone

you’re ignoring me so loud that it’s deafening. This silence is so deep that it’s echoing.

— Anna Jae

There, in the silence that’s never quite silent, I realized that, if there are at least seven thousand wants to speak, there are at least seven thousand ways to listen.

— Mark Nepo, Seven Thousand Ways to Listen: Staying Close to What Is Sacred

The greatest triumphs of propaganda have been accomplished not by doing something but by refraining from doing. Great is truth but still greater from a practical point of view is silence about truth.

— Aldous Huxley

Walk with me now into this very bright night, and revere with me in silence what must be God-given and what is surely God-taken.

— Carew Papritz, The Legacy Letters: his Wife, his Children, his Final Gift

I believe in the discipline of silence and could talk for hours about it.

— George Bernard Shaw

Listen to your heart in silence and peace, as through fear you only channel fear.

— Raphael Zernoff

The silence is the worst part of any fight, because it’s made up of all the things we wish we could say, if only we had the guts.

— Pete Wentz, Gray

One day, your light will silence the darkness, and you will be surrounded by the beauty within.

— A.D. Posey

Against the State, against the Church, against the silence of the medical profession, against the whole machinery of dead institutions of the past, the woman of today arises.

— Margaret Sanger

I loved her not for the way she danced with my angels, but for the way the sound of her name could silence my demons.

— Christopher Pointdexter

The silence encompassing the feeling so juvenile, veiling everything but a sham smile.

— Parul Agrawal

I waited for her to catch up, and when I did, she slowed down, and I missed seeing the light in her hair. I never told Nadia how much I liked seeing the halo the sunlight made of her hair. Sometimes silence is a habit that hurts.

— E.L. Konigsburg, The View from Saturday

In the silence of night, great minds either unite or die

— Katja Michael

It was either the chaos of a crowd of thoughts or the silence of solitude… nothing in between..

— Sanhita Baruah

… listening to the silence together. If there’s any. I truly believe not so. I have never heard a silence. Have you? The world is filled with unspoken words. And that’s something different isn’t it.

— Anna Jae

The sole philosophy open to those who doubt the possibility of truth is absolute silence — even mental.

— Jacques Maritain, An Introduction to Philosophy

most times the best things people deserve from us is our silence.Speak through silence and it will be more powerful than harsh words

— Ernest Agyemang Yeboah, Distinctive Footprints of Life: Where Are You Heading Towards?

the silence of God is God.

— Carolyn Forché, The Angel of History

In silence you shall face self…and have respect.

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

When a woman who has much to say says nothing, her silence can be deafening.

— Margaret Landon

To break the silence the old man said the first thing that came to his mind: “Loneliness is a type of violence.

— Jonathan Messinger, Hiding Out

Be silent and safe – silence never betrays you.

— John Boyle O’Reilly

I prayed in silence that perhaps even now, the queen might have a son and might know joy like this, such a strange, unexpected joy- the happiness of caring for a child whose whole life was in my hands.

— Philippa Gregory, The Queen’s Fool

I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers.

— Khalil Gibran

True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable.

— Dave Tyson Gentry

Listen in silence to the whisper of the winds so that you may understand the song of your heart.

— Debasish Mridha

I’d prefer silence and random jokes about the passing billboards and scenery, but I know how he likes music. I just hope he doesn’t start singing.

— C.B. Cook, Twinepathy

Everything is blood and vines. The mark of another day of revolving the body exact And the sky is ours our hope our blue our silence our throat of burning wildflowers.

— Gwen Calvo

Whilst people wholeheartedly talk wrongly about you openly, wholeheartedly talk rightly to God in silence and in faith! He knows everything! He sees everything! He hears everything! And He has the very right answer to everything!

— Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

One’s silence can be deafening indeed, but it’s also quite satisfying once in a while to actually hear one’s thoughts just to reassure a presence.

— Will Leamon

The joy of comradeship in this foreign land has been killed by silence and overprotection of personal space. I miss the chaos around me for it makes me realise that I am amidst life and alive.

— Gloria D. Gonsalves, The Wisdom Huntress: Anthology of Thoughts and Narrations

Don’t ever mistake silence for ignorance, when it is obviously stupidity

— Josh Stern, And That’s Why I’m Single: What Good Is Having A Lucky Horseshoe Up Your Butt When The Horse Is Still Attached?

She says his eyes address her like the silence of the snow.

— Ronald H Peat

And the silence comes… all people keep silence just to hear the story…

— Deyth Banger

And at night, when it breathes delicately from silence – I love listening to your voice. It is like a heavenly graceful singing of thousands of stars.

— Kristian Goldmund Aumann, Love Poems: Love Conquers All

My own eyes try to sleep, but they don’t. They stay wide awake as time snarls forward and silence drops down, like measured thought.

— Markus Zusak, Underdog

Quiet had a roof and it had walls around it, and you could sit inside it. She had never thought of silence as a place.One of the friends, Tom Williams told her, ‘the place is in your heart, Louise. Everything else is just clutter.

— Lloyd Jones, Here at the End of the World We Learn to Dance

The silence leans forward.

— Saša Stanišić, How the Soldier Repairs the Gramophone

The stony silence of death, trapped by the original gravity of our sins, and the perpetuity of a long, leisurely yawn, a world where blood and bone no longer matter.

— Brian D’Ambrosio, Fresh Oil and Loose Gravel: Road Poetry by Brian D’Ambrosio 1998-2008

There is no balking genius. Only death can silence it or hinder.

— Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Any form of art can be known only in deep silence, to be in silence is to be receptive – No sooner you become receptive, you become woman, it has nothing to do with gender, its a quality, which is why woman is epitome of Receptivity!

— Ramana Pemmaraju

The hushing of the criticism of honest opponents is a dangerous thing. It leads some of the best of the critics to unfortunate silence and paralysis of effort, and others to burst into speech so passionately and intemperately as to lose listeners.

— W.E.B. Du Bois

If you see oppression, violence, injustice and evil deeds, unzip your silence and uncaring indifference, do something and act against all these unethical instances.” ~ Angelica Hopes, an excerpt from my novel, If I Could Tell You

— Angelica Hopes

Some days my thoughts refuse to silence themselves, and I feel like I’m walking around in darkness reaching for a stretched hand. I sometimes close my eyes to listen for that still small voice to steer me down a sound and narrow path.

— Terry a O’Neal

When once misfortune enters a house, silence is in vain.

— Maurice Maeterlinck, Pelleas and Melisande

And then there’s silence. Though is silence the right word when, through the quiet, the air is so charged, electricity crackles deafeningly without making a sound?

— Riley Edgewood, Truth & Temptation

Let him who believes in immortality enjoy his happiness in silence without giving himself airs about it.

— Goethe

Then it was silent. Heavy now, not the sleepy silence of before. The kind of silence that meant horrifying things.

— Natalie J. Damschroder, Hearts Under Siege

So many die without our caring, decline to silence in rooms beyond hearing. We honor the dead and abhor the dying.- from the story “De Composition

— David Benioff

Somtimes silence can be the loudest thing.

— Ellie Mathews

A silence followed, while the two men contemplated dying for love.

— Damon Galgut, Arctic Summer

I drank the silence of God from a spring in the woods.

— Georg Trakl

I decided that in spite of my silence I would demonstrate and reproduce in reality the picture of the church that I saw inside my spirit

— Sunday Adelaja

Silence has its own language and in that silence he found words within himself; words for her, words for him and words for them.

— Faraaz Kazi, Truly, Madly, Deeply

Once you go silent everyone starts misinterpreting what your silence says.

— Jasmine Sandozz

True success is a silence inner process that can empower the mind, heart and soul through strong aspiration for great achievement.

— Nur Sakinah Thomas

When the silence and the aloneness press down and around me, crushing me, carving through me like ice, I need to speak aloud sometimes, if only for proof of life.

— Gail Honeyman, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

As an artist I come to sing, but as a citizen, I will always speak for peace, and no one can silence me in this.

— Paul Robeson

The silence of the night awakens my soul

— Dorinda Duclos

I’d rather face mythological creatures or prarnormal beings then to deal with my own demons. Nothing’s scarier than being alone with your thoughts.Fuck the bump in the night BS, it’s the silence that does it for me.

— Amanda Rose

Life is a song made of the musical rhythm of the body, words of the mind and the melodious silence of the soul.

— Banani Ray, Awakening Inner Guru

He never realized how noisy American silence was until all the gadgets died.

— Marcus Sakey, A Better World

Well-timed silence is the most commanding expression.

— Mark Helprin

Still, the ten days were enough for me to see, as if peering over the edge of a well, that silence could be mystical, and that if you dared, diving fully into your inner depths might be both profound and disturbing.

— Michael Finkel, The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit

In June we picked the clover, And sea-shells in July:There was no silence at the door, No word from the sky.A hand came out of AugustAnd flicked his life away:We had not time to bargain, mope, Moralize, or pray.

— Cecil Day-Lewis, Overtures to Death and Other Poems

We sit in silence for a minute. Thinking about the freedom we don’t have and the future we can’t control.

— Chelsea Fine, Sophie & Carter

The silence became palpable and merciless in its depths. The only sound came from my car’s radio. The Temptations towed me to tears.

— Billy O’Connor, Confessions of a Bronx Bookie

Taking time to live is taking time to appreciate simple silence as better than any kind of talk or watching a flower or watching a guy wash the windows on a skyscraper and wondering what he is thinking.

— Gersi Douchan

I did feel a ‘something’, like a catch in the silence at the moment of creation.

— Ben Aaronovitch, Midnight Riot

Minority of people are destined for success while majority succeed because they are determined for success. Where upon, work hard in silence and let success make the noise .

— Osunsakin Adewale

It’s the silence that scares me. It’s the blank page on which I can write my own fears.

— Mark Lawrence, Prince of Thorns

He was able to sit in silence for long stretches without feeling a need to make small talk.

— Charles R. Cross, Heavier Than Heaven: A Biography of Kurt Cobain

In the silence of loveyou will find the spark of life

— Jalaluddin Rumi, The Love Poems of Rumi

There was a brief silence in which the distant echo of Hagrid smashing down a wooden front door seemed to reverberate through the intervening years.

— J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

First, silence makes us pilgrims. Secondly, silence guards the fire within. Thirdly, silence teaches us to speak.

— Henri J.M. Nouwen

That’s how life goes on – protected by the silence that anesthetizes shame.

— M.L. Stedman, The Light Between Oceans

The last introvert in a world of extroverts. Silence: my response to both emptiness and saturation. But silence frightens people. I had to learn how to talk. Out of politeness.

— Ariel Gore, Atlas of the Human Heart

As the pain that can be told is but half a pain, so the pity that questions has little healing in its touch. What Lily craved was the darkness made by enfolding arms, the silence which is not solitude, but compassion holding its breath.

— Edith Wharton, The House of Mirth

Music is pleasing not only because of the sound but because of the silence that is in it: without the alternation of sound and silence there would be no rhythm.

— Thomas Merton, No Man Is an Island

I fuckin eat silence of crickets for fun. I got life afterlife and a name like Baby. Every time I try to cry a teara new kittenhead grows out of me.

— Patricia Lockwood, Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals

All is contained within the silence of death, the quietest and the loudest sound in the universe.

— Forrest Curran, Purple Buddha Project: Purple Book of Self-Love

To silence criticism is to silence freedom.

— Sidney Hook

Time and tide, he thought. The cycle of life. Ending in this, the last twilight. Before the silence of death. He perceived in this a micro-universe, complete.

— Philip K. Dick, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

We knock upon silence for an answering music.

— Archibald MacLeish

Lately silence is my song of love.

— Debasish Mridha

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

— Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

That deep silence has a melody of its own, a sweetness unknown amid the harsh discords of the world’s sounds.

— Paul Brunton, The Notebooks of Paul Brunton

Our silence might be better than our voices if our solitude was spent with God.

— Charles Haddon Spurgeon, Lectures to My Students

A word into the silence thrown always finds its echo somewhere where silence opens hidden lexicons.

— Dejan Stojanovic

After all answering “mmm” or silence in the story “The story in the Jail”, it’s shown that isn’t the best idea.

— Deyth Banger

You hid in my ink and guided my hand. You stained the pages with your silence as God wrote the words, “Be still.” Yet, my heart’s blindness could only write in loud hues of red, “I love you.

— Shannon L. Alder

The loudest silence is camera silence.

— Carla H. Krueger, Sex Media

The silence sat down with them like an invisible creature with its finger to its lips.

— Russell Hoban, The Lion of Boaz-Jachin and Jachin-Boaz

More than ever at that instant did she long for speech – speech that would conceal and protect where dangerous silence might betray.

— L.M. Montgomery, Kilmeny of the Orchard

Many CastlesOn My Travels i have been A guest in Many castles Yet the Monument Which i Find Divine Is the oasis Where the heart And the silence Intertwine.

— silent lotus

Not every truth is the better for showing its face undisguised and often silence is the wisest thing for a man to heed.

— Pindar

Only in the silence of our mind are we One.

— Vivian Amis, The Essentials of Life

We are articulate but we are not particularly conversational. An Englishman won’t talk for the sake of talking. He doesn’t mind silence. But after the silence he sometimes says something.

— Robert Morley

Irony is easier than hopeless silence but braver than flight.

— Leslie Jamison, The Empathy Exams: Essays

Many CastlesOn My Travels i have been A guest in Many castles Yet the Monument Which i Find Divine Is the oasis Where the heart And the silence Intertwine.”~silent lotus

— silent lotus

Crowded places, I shunned them as noises too rudeAnd fled to the silence of sweet solitude.

— John Clare, Poems Chiefly from Manuscript

Sometimes there aren’t words. The silence between us is flung wide as an ocean. But I manage to reach across it, to wrap my arms around him.

— Jodi Picoult

Take the time to celebrate stillness and silence and see the joy that the world can bring, simply.

— Tony Curl, Seriously Simple Stuff to Get You Unstuck

She’d fallen into a deep silence once, when the sun appeared, and it was then he’d wondered most what she was thinking.

— Veronica Rossi, Under the Never Sky

Once I am aware of what has been on my mind and have established ways to respond in faith with a particular prayer, sacred word, or silence before God, my anxious thoughts lose a great deal of their power.

— Ed Cyzewski, Flee, Be Silent, Pray: An Anxious Evangelical Finds Peace with God through Contemplative Prayer

When I listen and enjoy the deepest silence I hear the sound of universal love and lose myself completely.

— Debasish Mridha

Dead. Even in the silence of my mind I cannot think the word. I cannot acknowledge this most obvious and terrible of truths.

— Melanie Cusick-Jones, Outlanders

Space and silence are two aspects of the same thing. The same no-thing. They are externalization of inner space and inner silence, which is stillness: the infinitely creative womb of all existence.

— Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

Sometimes, God’s silence is a challenge for us to act

— Sunday Adelaja

A pine tree standeth lonelyIn the North on an upland bare;It standeth whitely shroudedWith snow, and sleepeth there.It dreameth of a Palm treeWhich far in the East alone, In the mournful silence standethOn its ridge of burning stone.

— Heinrich Heine

It’s okay to be honest about not knowing rather than spreading falsehood. While it is often said that honesty is the best policy, silence is the second best policy.

— Criss Jami, Killosophy

The days go by, through the brief silence of winter, when the sunshine is so still and pure, like iced wine, and the dead leaves gleam brown, and water sounds hoarse in the ravines.

— D.H. Lawrence

The silence is so deep it hurts our ears

— Haruki Murakami, After Dark

I was working in silence seeking no appreciation or respect from any one. And it is always the silence from which great literature is born.

— Abhijit Naskar, Love, God & Neurons: Memoir of a scientist who found himself by getting lost

Silence can symbolize many things; fear, anger, sadness, or shame. But one thing that silence cannot symbolize is happiness because silence is dark, silence is quiet, silence is everything happiness should not acquire.

— Keysi

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

— Margaret Atwood, Second Words: Selected Critical Prose

The room rang with her voice, then with silence. In the shaded darkness, silence had the quality of a looming dragon. It seemed to roar and the roar to reverberate, to dominate. To escape from it would require a burst of recklessness, even cruelty.

— Anita Desai, Clear Light of Day

The man I meet with is not often so instructive as the silence he breaks.

— Henry David Thoreau, The Quotable Thoreau

Find mebeneath your tongue, but not with other lipsnor by another tongueFind melet your yearning run wild as thirst seeks wateras silence seeks the soundFind meand I will be on my way…

— Efrat Cybulkiewicz

Those who believe in justice find silence too great a burden to carry.

— Tonny K. Brown

I have learned now that while those who speak about one’s miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more.

— C.S. Lewis

Sometimes silence become the most excruciating sound; sometimes the mind becomes a musical symphony of clouded thoughts, questions and clarifications but the vocals fail to present the sound of conversation.

— Sumrit Shahi, Just Friends

Your silence creates a vacuum for others to fill The key is to stay present and keep listening. The silence of holding steady is different from the silence of holding back.

— Ronald A. Heifetz, The Practice of Adaptive Leadership: Tools and Tactics for Changing Your Organization and the World

Your very silence shows you agree.

— Euripides

Every person interprets the silence that surrounds him or her. The eternal silence of the universe that we exist in is terrifying because it forces each of to ask what our purpose is, why are we here, and what should I do?

— Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Sometimes silence is not an indicator of not caring, but a way to give time and space to the one who is hurting. Only judge when time passes and the void widens such that the chasm cannot be bridged.

— irene fantopoulos

I noticed that volcanoes, earthquakes and floods, though are not good events, they are better than the silence of good people when bad people take the podium. The latter are to an extent uncontrollable, but the former can be stopped.

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

If there is silence between us, please be the one who breaks it.

— Daniel Englisch

How devastating it is to be thought of as arrogant. Surely, we have known each other long enough and well enough, for her to understand that my silence only reflects my sense of trust and satisfaction.

— Barbara Hodgson, The Tattooed Map

A silence absorbed them both – a lack of sound so potent it blackened the place with something richer than hate.

— Carla H. Krueger, Sleeping with the Sun

Anger is loud, rage is deafening, and wrath is thunderous; only love can silence them.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

Life is funny. We all have periods of ups and downs. Of silence and discovery. And then we begin to know who we are. Like watching a rose opening. Ah, we say. And once we do, the love and the wonder truly begin.

— Erin Kouvas

Maybe all that silence about my brother did something to me. I think it did. Not talking can make a guy pretty lonely

— Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

If you can sit in silence with a person for half an hour and yet be entirely comfortable, you and that person can be friends. If you cannot, friends you’ll never be and you need not waste time in trying.

— L.M. Montgomery, The Blue Castle

Bloomberg does not support the measure to silence the useless and maddening car alarm: he would rather impose himself on people than on mechanical devices.

— Christopher Hitchens, Love, Poverty, and War: Journeys and Essays

Blessings always come in the silence of learning at the hand of God

— John M Sheehan

Then there was a silence he had never before experienced: in it, you could hear the years.

— Pascal Mercier, Night Train to Lisbon

Dare to declare who you are. It is not far from the shores of silence to the boundaries of speech. The path is not long, but the way is deep. You must not only walk there, you must be prepared to leap.

— St. Hildegard of Bingen

The classroom fell quiet, a long heavy silence that roared in Roy’s ears like a train.

— Carl Hiaasen, Hoot

Even in solitude, silence stays, like a loyal supporter, with its unbroken presence.

— Santosh Lamichhane, Porridge Eaters and Gruel Drinkers: A Nepali Poetry Collection

You may silence the critics, but you don’t silence the pain.

— Anthony T. Hincks

QUIETUDELet this silence becomea celebration, my rainbow shining that couragecelestial diamonds scatter in darknessmy starlight reaching, engulfing bringing sacred laughterto the innermost. Grace.The whole pointof my refrain.

— Tara Estacaan

When you connect to the silence within you, that is when you can make sense of the disturbance going on around you.

— Stephen Richards

You see an army running after you, every minute they become more and more you run as much faster as possible, you leave everything behind your back to safe your ass… and after all you are alone silence is with you.

— Deyth Banger

Everything dictated silence and self-control but I couldn’t restrain myself and spoke my mind.

— Philip Roth, Operation Shylock: A Confession

Linguist say parties in the conversation will tolerate silence for four seconds before interjecting anything, however unrelated.

— Bill Bryson, The Mother Tongue: English and How It Got That Way

If I could I would always work in silence and obscurity and let my efforts be known by their results.

— Emily Bronte

Her today’s silence is the unheard shouts from past that you never listened.

— Himanshu Chhabra

The silence of a man who loves to praise is a censure sufficiently severe.

— Charlotte Lennox

…in silence learned the sweet solace which affection administers to sorrow.

— Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

But now I understood that, although words were God’s first creation, silence was closer to His divine spirit, and that prayers given in silence were infinitely greater than the thousands of words men might offer up to heaven.

— Alice Hoffman, The Dovekeepers

Vianne knelt down beside Sarah, she felt for a pulse and found none. The silence turned sour, thick; all Vianne could think about was the sound of this child’s laughter and how empty the world would be without it.

— Kristin Hannah, The Nightingale

When silence become silent, it speaks silently but loudly

— Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Take a step towards actualizing the very thing you are persuaded for and do not allow injustice to silence your voice.

— Sunday Adelaja, The Mountain of Ignorance

If silence is to be broken, let it be with the majesty of music.

— Mark Hewer

An Act of Dissent is simply a way of saying, ‘No, I do not accept this and, as my silence may be construed as acquiescence, I would like to make a small gesture to indicate that you can all go fuck yourselves.

— Mark Thomas, 100 Acts of Minor Dissent

Strength is born in the deep silence of long-suffering hearts not amid joy.

— Felicia Hemans

You can listen to the secrets of lifein the silence of night, in the voice of the ocean, in the beating of your heart.Just listen with your soul.

— Debasish Mridha

In every sound, the hidden silence sleeps.

— Dejan Stojanovic, The Creator

I said, names aren’t important, ” he repeated. There was a silence between them for some seconds, then the Ranger said: “Do you know what is important?”Will shook his head.”Supper is important!

— John Flanagan, The Ruins of Gorlan

I think silence is one of the failures of people today. When they see an injustice or intolerance, and they stay silent – that’s the worst thing.

— Anonymous

It is not until you find yourself lost in the silence that you will learn to let go because everyone has let go of you.

— Shannon L. Alder

Control said nothing, had said nothing for quite some time as if he didn’t trust words anymore. Or had begun to cherish the answers silence gave him.

— Jeff VanderMeer, Acceptance

A man’s vanity is more fragile that you might think. It’s easy for us to mistake shyness for coldness, and silence for indifference.

— Lisa Kleypas, Devil in Winter

A part of me was hoping someone would wake up and hear, so I wouldn’t have to live with this lie anymore. But no one woke up and in the silence that followed, I understood the nature of my new curse: I was going to get away with it.

— Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner

Until the coming of another day of fear, they walked in silence with bowed heads.

— J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers

People reveal as much by their silence as they do by what they say.

— Sandra Brown, Deadline

Being a leader for me is about having the courage to speak the truth, and live the truth, despite attempts to silence our thoughts, feelings, and past experiences.

— Zainab Salbi

Was Philip Dexter upset?””He’s telephoned the office every day.”She was pleased about that. “Who else was upset?””Everybody. Roosevelt orderded an hour of silence while you were on the table. Like Armistice Day.

— Rose Franken, Claudia and David

When the heart sees injustice it turns to the perspective of oneness.It feels no need to produce a big speech to overcome its enemies.In silence it finds its peace.

— Raphael Zernoff

The eternal silence of these infinite spaces frightens me.

— David Markson, Wittgenstein’s Mistress

I wanted to close my eyes and let the silence swallow me whole.

— Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

A very unwise man once said, “He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.” A very annoyed woman once said, “He who does not want to communicate will never enjoy their silence for very long.

— Shannon L. Alder

Silence before being born, silence after death: life is nothing but noise between two unfathomable silences.

— Isabel Allende, Paula

Nowadays silence is looked on as odd and most of my race has forgotten the beauty of meaning much by saying little. Now tongues work all day by themselves with no help from the mind.

— Toni Morrison, Love

When one writer tries to silence another, he silences every writer-and in the end he also silences himself.

— David Leavitt

You can take your power back and silence the criticism and lies NOW!

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

There was a moment of silence as they imagined a future in which there existed an organisation that stole imagination for, undoubtedly, a sinister plan.

— S.A. Tawks, The Spirit of Pessimism

He felt the urge to go into the desert, to see if it’s silence held the answers to his questions.

— Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Sounds of Time rattles the silence of Reality. An illusion pierces through similar existence and creates a conflict zone.

— Amitav Chowdhury

The silence isn’t so bad, till I look at my hands and feel sad. Because the spaces between my fingers are right where yours fit perfectly.

— Owl City, Ocean Eyes [Deluxe Edition]

The sun still, surprisingly, came up and shone down onto the cold, metal leftovers. No loud noises. No screams. No breaking glass. Just silence and sunshine. You would be forgiven for thinking that this all happened on another planet. It didn’t.

— pleasefindthis, I Wrote This For You

On the fifth day, which was a Sunday, it rained very hard. I like it when it rains hard. It sounds like white noise everywhere, which is like silence but not empty.

— Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Harry was left to ponder in silence the depths to which girls would sink to get revenge.

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

God does communicate with those who are willing to obey Him. He penetrates the dark silence with free, life-giving discoveries in nature, the human conscience, Scripture, and the Person of Jesus Christ.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

One of the most powerful lessons silence teaches us is to ponder

— Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

The four of us stood in silence as we watched the surrounding girls play games or gossip. It was almost as if I did not belong here anymore. It was like I was peering in through a window from a completely different world.

— Erica Sehyun Song, Thorns in the Shadow

It may well be that we will have to repent in this generation. Not merely for the vitriolic words and the violent actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence and indifference of the good people who sit around and say, “Wait on time.

— Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches

For the sea to be silent, wind must be silent, earthquake must be silent, boat must be silent, fish must be silent; behind every silence, there lies the silence of everything!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

The act of silence is wisdom for ignoring a provoking situation.

— Lailah GiftyAkita

Unattended hurt, anger, and bitterness can destroy even the best marriage. Lean honestly into every hard place, each tender spot, because truthfulness hurts for a minute but silence is the kill shot.

— Jen Hatmaker, For the Love: Fighting for Grace in a World of Impossible Standards

When silence greeted her question, she looked at Caine—for that was how he saw himself in that moment and in all the moments after: his brother’s murderer.

— V.S. Carnes

How great are the advantages of solitude! — How sublime is the silence of nature’s ever-active energies? There is something in the very name of wilderness, which charms the ear, and soothes the spirit of man. There is religion in it.

— Estwick Evans

We sat there in silence for a few minutes before he asked, “Is having sex with a werewolf considered bestiality?” -Carter

— Joann I. Martin Sowles, Laney

There is no real silence for the sensitive ears and there is no real tranquility for the sensitive hearts!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

It has taken me a lot of years, but I find silence is sometimes the best answer.

— Stephen Richards

Sometimes the sound of silence is the most deafening sound of all.

— K.L. Toth

A voice is a human gift it should be cherished and used to utter as fully human speech as possible. Powerlessness and silence go together.

— Margaret Atwood

Talking empties you of the noisy silence within.

— Ashlecka Aumrivani

Some of the most powerful speeches I have given have been delivered in the dedicated silence of my actions.

— Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

When we let the expectations of others or own unreasonable self-expectations rule, we silence the power of our Legacies.

— Joy E. DeKok

Magic exists. Who can doubt it, when there are rainbows and wildflowers, the music of the wind and the silence of the stars? Anyone who has loved has been touched by magic. It is such a simple and such an extraordinary part of the lives we live.

— Nora Roberts

We are starved for quiet, to hear the sound of sheer silence that is the presence of God himself.

— Ruth Haley Barton, Invitation to Solitude and Silence: Experiencing God’s Transforming Presence

The response of a loyal man against the most severe grief from their love once, is always a silence, a silence forever.” T.R.Fraz

— T.R.Fraz

The true genius shudders at incompleteness — imperfection — and usually prefers silence to saying the something which is not everything that should be said.

— Edgar Allan Poe, Marginalia

The sudden silence is horrifying, and it seems to catch my mother off guard. A tiny whimper escapes her, the sound amplified in the stillness. Surely, my father hears her now; surely he and I can’t go on pretending she isn’t crying.

— Margaret Peterson Haddix, Double Identity

—the longer you silence a violin, the harder it is for it to find its true voice again.

— Alexandra Bracken, Passenger

The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between.

— Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

In a world where language and naming are power, silence is oppression, is violence.

— Adrienne Rich, On Lies, Secrets, and Silence: Selected Prose, 1966-1978

It is only through silence that truth can be said, because it is only through silence that the truth is heard.

— Osho, Ancient Music in the Pines: In Zen Mind Suddenly Stops

I hear your insults and plan to silence them with my victory.

— Claudia Gray, Stargazer

Don’t ever mistake my silence for ignorance, my calmness for acceptance, or my kindness for weakness.

— Unknown Author 909

The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.

— Martin Luther King, Jr.

The silence was enchanting. Infinite space seemed to enter it, and my spirit, alone with the stars, seemed capable of any adventure.

— W. Somerset Maugham, The Summing Up

Know, therefore, that from the greater silence I shall return….. Forget not that I shall come back to you….A little while, a moment of rest upon the wind, and anohter woman shall bear me.

— Kahlil Gibran

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

— Emily Brontë

Peace is the inner silence that calms all outer noises.

— Debasish Mridha

I have always loved the desert. One sits down on a desert sand dune, sees nothing, hears nothing. Yet through the silence something throbs, and gleams…

— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

The duty of the one who wants to be silent is to be silent, period! Give little thought to the cacophony of the masses when silence is the best option and silence will speak for itself

— Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

The most dangerous silence is the one where the impending danger is more silent than the silence there!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

Do not, for one second, allow people with closed minds and no ambition to make a difference in this life silence you or stop you from going above and beyond.

— Tanya Masse

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

— Khalil Gibran

Artists are indeed unlikely to be good, goodness would silence them.

— Iris Murdoch, Metaphysics as a Guide to Morals

The sounds of silence are a dim recollection now, like mystery, privacy and paying attention to one thing — or one person — at a time.

— Maureen Dowd

Dean Koontz is good in the silence makes silence… then he just attacks!- WOW

— Deyth Banger

O dear Himalaya…why are you so amazing, can I kiss your peak or can I just let your silence speak…O dear Himalaya…

— Santosh Kalwar

In my silence and stillness, my soul dances with the ecstasy of life.

— Debasish Mridha

It is really a matter of ending this silence and solitude, of breathing and stretching one’s arms again.

— Mark Rothko

Practice silence and you will acquire silent knowledge. In this silent knowledge is a computing system that is far more precise and far more accurate and far more powerful than anything that is contained in the boundaries of rational thought.

— Deepak Chopra

A sad soul needs an infinite horizon which can throw all his sorrow into the silence of the eternal emptiness!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

There’s no doubt in my mind that he wants this and that he loves you, Sam, but sometimes even the strongest feelings in our hearts can’t silence the demons in our head.

— Beth Rinyu, Easy Silence

If my time loving you has taught me anything, it’s that love grows with every returned smile, every second of communal silence and every word exchanged. Unconditional love is built and when it’s finished nothing destroys it.

— Sarah Noffke, Revived

Dawn was coming. The Waystone Inn lay in silence, and it was a silence of three parts.

— Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man’s Fear

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

— Jean Arp

the pavement makes no soundas it touches your feetcalm and constantlike silence on repeatlanguidly your thoughts bleedinto the evening airin crimson red the words read’some things are beyond repair

— Anna Jae

As the silence returned, I sat back and felt the tension ease away; I hadn’t even known I was tense. A few moments passed and once again the cycling fan laced in with the clanging chains and mixed with the rumbling mower and the buzzing insects.

— Gerry Abbey, Cheers, Beers, and Eastern Promise

Under all speech that is good for anything there lies a silence that is better.

— Thomas Carlyle

Who said ‘please’ that made you hate the word so much?”Andrew gazed at him in silence for a minute. “I did.

— Nora Sakavic, The King’s Men

It is one thing to look at a mistreated boat and another to look at a tomb. The silence of the bay seemed more intense. And I could see the glint of the carrion flies.

— John D. MacDonald, The Lonely Silver Rain

Tell it fast before you get scared and silence yourself. You’ll never wish you’d held back a little more.

— Catherynne M. Valente

Some honor Cummings as the granddaddy of all American innovators in poetry and ascribe to him a diverse progeny that includes virtually any poet who considers the page a field and allows silence to be part of poetry’s expressiveness.

— Billy Collins

Sometimes the silence of your friends is worse than your enemy’s words.

— Shannon L. Alder

In the end, what will hurt us the most is not the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends.

— Martin Luther King Jr.

The sexual contact before this?“It was the first time.”The woman looked at Rat again, harder. The silence was more painful than the words. What she had just heard went beyond plain immorality. It was ridiculous.

— Graham Spaid, tireless:

Sharing silence between us. Sometimes is all you can share.

— Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man’s Fear

Racism defends our greed, frees us from self-control and makes others responsible for our failings. It is an attempt to silence the guilt so we can look in the mirror.

— Mari Serebrov

The first few days felt quite surreal for gone was that filtered world of perfect angles made up of peoples’ best moments and selves. Gone was the wormhole that one jumped into at the sign of any awkward silence or pause in conversation.

— Aysha Taryam

For the rest, silence or good music, not much food, a lot of solitude, walks on the Heath, the time to think while others… well, often fall apart. Not so bad, not so bad at all. Being queer and self-sufficient is the best present at this season.

— Will Self, The Book of Dave: A Revelation of the Recent Past and the Distant Future

Wisdom comes in the silence of one’s chaos

— Dora Okeyo, Fire

Yes, silence is painful, but if you endure it, you will hear the cadence of the entire universe.

— Kamand Kojouri

Penetrate deep into the word “Om”. Gradually the word will disappear and only the silence will remain. The word is a support. The meaning is within you. Om brings out that meaning which is hidden in your soul.

— Amit Ray, Om Chanting and Meditation

Through our consciousness, we can enter the stillness of silence and become blessed with the universal presence of peace.

— Georgi Y. Johnson, I Am Here: Opening the Windows of Life and Beauty

Every woman deserves a Man who not only responds to her words, but to her silence as well!

— Ramana Pemmaraju

In silence there is a perfection which any toil injures.

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

Sometimes words are more powerful than guns. And sometimes silence is more powerful than words. It is the things that are not said that are important.

— Christie Watson, Tiny Sunbirds, Far Away

She’s my best friend, and I know she means well, but as she talks I’m mentally calculating all the ways I could silence her. I’m bigger than her… I wonder if I could use my straw for some sort of MacGyver inspired weapon.

— Steph Campbell, Grounding Quinn

The silence of a wounded soul roars louder than any tempest…

— Virginia Alison

Everything has its wonders even darkness and silence and I learn whatever state I may be in therein to be content.

— Helen Keller

I covet solitude and storms…and rain, with its geography of dark silence and distance

— John J. Geddes

With its imagination and large sales, Apple has become the world’s most valuable IT company. However people are starting to have doubts regarding Apple’s silence on heavy metal pollution problems.

— Ma Jun

Music and silence combine strongly because music is done with silence, and silence is full of music.

— Marcel Marceau

He could silence me, but Rob had no power over my mind

— Alexandra Bracken, Never Fade

There were many things they simply didn’t talk about: between them, silence was not so much a form of evasion as a way for solitary people to exist in a family.

— Nicole Krauss, Great House

We are pushed towards eternal silence from the moment we are born. So when sadness tries to stifle us, we must not give in. We must keep whispering.

— Shaun Hick

No man, no power, can bind the action of wizardry or still the words of power. For they are the very words of Making, and one who could silence them could unmake the world.

— Ursula K. Le Guin, The Farthest Shore

It is only in alert silence that truth can be.

— Jiddu Krishnamurti, Commentaries on Living 1

Many of the mysteries of God—the heartaches, trials, disappointments, tragedies, and the silence of God in the midst of suffering—will be revealed in heaven.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

When there is silence one finds the anchor of the universe within oneself

— Lao Tzu

You must be more alive than life.You must see darkness danceand hear silence sing.You must be more awake than lightfor we aren’t born sleepingand we shouldn’t live sleeping.Only then will death’s slumberbecome sweet.

— Kamand Kojouri

As if the night has been created for the writers and as if the silence of it is the very inspiration itself!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

For, though the room was silent, the silence of half a hundred cats is a peculiar thing, like fifty individual silences all piled one on top of another.

— Susanna Clarke, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.

— Martin Luther King, Jr.

The hermit Anthony once told me that a monk is like a fish: take him out of his element and he dies. Silence is his element. In silence you can trade this shoddy world for Heaven.

— Gillian Bradshaw, The Beacon at Alexandria

Either you like cats or you don’t. Whole nations have been divided on what people thought of an animal that mates openly, walks in silence and keeps its own counsel.

— John Hillaby, Journey Through Europe

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.

— Martin Luther King Jr.

The shadow of my sorrow. Let’s see, ’tis very true. My griefs lie all within and these external manners of laments are mere shadows to the unseen grief which swells with silence in the tortured soul.There lies the substance.

— William Shakespeare, Richard II

A riverless silence made the air heavy.

— Steven Ramirez, Tell Me When I’m Dead

I like my human experience served up with a little silence and restraint. Silence makes experience go further and, when it does die, gives it that dignity common to a thing one had touched and not ravished.

— Djuna Barnes

…there is something which impresses the mind with awe in the shade and silence of these vast forests. In the deep solitude, alone with nature, we converse with God.

— Thaddeus Mason Harris

With silence comes mindfulness, and thus we become better at choosing our words with kind intent before we express them.

— Alaric Hutchinson, Living Peace

These woods are where silence has come to lick its wounds.

— Samantha Hunt, Mr. Splitfoot

Yet it isn’t the gold that I’m wantingSo much as just finding the gold.It’s the great, big, broad land ‘way up yonder, It’s the forests where silence has lease;It’s the beauty that thrills me with wonder, It’s the stillness that fills me with peace.

— Robert W. Service

I was trying to unravel the complicated trigonometry of the radical thought that silence could make up the greatest lie ever told.

— Pat Conroy, South of Broad

Banning books gives us silence when we need speech. It closes our ears when we need to listen. It makes us blind when we need sight.

— Stephen Chbosky

After silence that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.

— Aldous Huxley

Though sometimes you need to explain yourself with bitter or better words, he who knows how to speak how matured he is with silence in his most tempting moment is truly a matured person.

— Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Words cant explain everything.But silence never fails to mean something

— Anonymous

Writing is the silence of the soul struggling to be heard

— GBickle

Poetry is the least imposition on silence in a world of chatter.

— Marvin Bell

Women have seldom sufficient employment to silence their feelings; a round of little cares, or vain pursuits frittering away all strength of mind and organs, they become naturally only objects of sense.

— Mary Wollstonecraft

In a simple street you can find the whole world: You can find joy and sorrow; you can find good and evil, silence and noise; you can find all the comedies and all the tragedies! An ordinary simple street is the mirror of the whole world!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

There is a music for lonely hearts nearly always. If the music dies down there is a silence. Almost the same as the movement of music. To know silence perfectly is to know music.

— Carl Sandburg, Good Morning, America

In the aftermath of destruction, a silence settles – the stillness of fresh loss. People’s cheerful chatter is fainter, the blue color of sky dimmer; now that horror is undeniable and feels inescapable, the value of life seems lessened.

— Aspen Matis, Girl in the Woods: A Memoir

That silence intimidates puzzles me. Silence is to me normal, comfortable.” Later he added, “I will admit to feeling a little contempt for those who can’t keep quiet.

— Michael Finkel, The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit

Because sometimes silence speaks much louder than words possibly could.

— Elizabeth Eulberg, Better off Friends

It is not easy to keep silent when silence is a lie.

— Victor Hugo

Ashes, ashes.” Her whispered words of an old rhyme smashed through the silence as thunder, and in unison, the shadow figures answered.“We all fall down.

— A.F. Stewart, Killers and Demons II: They Return

I’d like to turn the silence right up, but how do you do that?

— Valérie Zenatti, A Bottle in the Gaza Sea

Listen to the song of silence to understand the unsung music of the heart.

— Debasish Mridha

Even silence tends to scream in a strained relationship.

— Shivam Ralli

Speech is silvern silence is golden.

— Thomas Carlyle

I never feared the night, not even as a child, but Blackcliff’s night is different, heavy with a silence that makes you look over your shoulder, a silence that feels like a living thing.

— Sabaa Tahir, An Ember in the Ashes

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…

When truth is replaced by silence, the silence is a lie.

— Yevgeny Yevtushenko

The brief silence that follows is as tender as arainstorm of daisies.

— Mathias Malzieu, La Mécanique du cœur

I am the poet, you are the poem; I hold the pen, you are the words, love is the ink, silence is the blank page.

— Jenim Dibie, The Calligraphy of God

In the very center of your being, life begins in silence and in joy.

— Debasish Mridha

The house fills with the particular atmosphere that accompanies peacefully sleeping children: a rich narcotic silence that creeps down the stairs and twines itself around the table legs.

— Harriet Lane

Silence is exhilarating at first – as noise is – but there is a sweetness to silence outlasting exhilaration, akin to the sweetness of listening and the velvet of sleep

— Edward Hoagland

Death and his scythe do not come. No sweeping black capes or ethereal escapes. There’s no pearly gate, no prisms of colors as his soul slips away. The stillness is cold steel. The silence is empty with no memory to mend it.

— Laura Kreitzer, Burning Falls

When I’m sitting at the desk not being able to write line one, it’s silence and despair! It’s not so easy to put the pen to the legal pad or type the first sentence on the computer screen.

— Erica Jong

It’s strange how money seems to silence a neighborhood, ” I say quietly. “On my street, where no one has money, it’s so loud. Sirens blaring, people shouting, car doors slamming, stereos thumping. There’s always someone, somewhere, making noise.

— Colleen Hoover, Never Never

Sometimes silence can kill that a sword cannot

— Mohammed Mushtaq GK

But with exquisite breathing you smile, with satisfaction of love, And I touch you again as you tick in the silence and settle in sleep.

— Karl Shapiro

When the oak is felled the whole forest echoes with its fall but a hundred acorns are sown in silence by an unnoticed breeze.

— Thomas Carlyle

Dumbledore raised his finger for silence, a silence which fell as though he had struck Uncle Vernon dumb.

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

We have…Settled into a region called “don’t ask don’t tell” and it is hard, i imagine for people who have not experienced this to understand the weight of silence and how the absence of language can feel like a death

— Daisy Hernandez, A Cup of Water Under My Bed: A Memoir

You need to silence the voices that say you cannot do what you set out to.

— David Waweru, Champion

Count the times. The number of times you have seen the silence of another world seep though a crack. The number of times you have heard the sea trying to escape from the blue painted wall.

— Jay Woodman, COUNT

Prison does not silence ideas whose time has come.

— Barbara W. Tuchman, The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam

My silence doesn’t mean I don’t know what goes around me, but what goes around me don’t deserve my words.

— Eyden I., Woman’s Book: Only For Men

There shall never be another season of silence until women have the same rights men have on this green earth.

— Susan B. Anthony

Don’t try to silence other people’s genius because you’re too deaf to hear your own.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

There is nothing more beautiful than the silence of nature.

— Nina Hrusa

Keegan had never realized how absolute silence could be in the minutes before dawn. Maybe because the expectation of battle filled the air, not even birds sang.

— Julia Crane, Coexist

He liked to read with the silence and the golden color of the whiskey as his companions. He liked food, people, talk, but reading was an inexhaustible pleasure. What the joys of music were to others, words on a page were to him.

— James Salter, All That Is

Sarah…loved the way the light lit the silence first thing in the morning.

— Niamh Boyce, The Herbalist

There is an awkward silence that overcomes you when cross paths with the person that kisses your heart the second that you meet them. It balances on the edge of unknown but always desired.

— Carl Henegan, Darkness Left Undone

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.

I did the only thing I knew how to do: I built my own walls of silence to disguise my desperation and what later came to be recognized and diagnosed as depression.

— Sharon E. Rainey, Making a Pearl from the Grit of Life

Beautiful silence is better than ugly speech.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

Speech may be barren but it is ridiculous to suppose that silence is always brooding on a nestful of eggs.

— George Eliot

Am I creating my own isolation? It seems to me that most of my acts are acts of integrity. So much takes place within me each day that by comparison I find a paucity, a stinginess, a silence in people which drives me to excess.

— Anaïs Nin, The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 5: 1947-1955

The silence of the room was shattered with a wail of pain coming from deep within me.

— Hitomi Kanehara, Snakes and Earrings

Sometimes silence is the only therapy you need.

— Karen A. Baquiran

Collaborating on a film script involves two people sitting in a room separated by the silence of two minds working together.

— Darlene Craviotto, An Agoraphobic’s Guide to Hollywood: How Michael Jackson Got Me Out of the House

Oh, sir!” Lord Teddie bounced on his feet. “Sir, I read about this sort of thing once, sir! The only way to solve it is to kill both of them. It was in the Bible!”The silence rung. Lord Teddie cowered at the King’s look.”Ah, never mind, ” he said.

— Heather Dixon

real silence is silence without words, silence that speak words in silence and silence that talks better than words

— Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

When you walk in silence your excellence will always speak for you.

— Onyi Anyado

One suffers in silence so long as one has the strength and when that strength fails one speaks without measuring one’s words much.

— Charlotte Brontë

The silence was suddenly too charged, his face too beautiful in the light.

— Sarah J. Maas, The Assassin’s Blade

Perhaps I should not hope to convey in mere words the unutterable hideousness that can dwell in absolute silence and barren immensity.

— H.P. Lovecraft, Dagon

When words have vanished, when daily habits have extinguished emotional exchange, only killing silence remains and indifference takes over. ( “Words had disappeared” )

— Erik Pevernagie

You have powerful storms in your mind? Visit the silent beaches to calm your storms! You have excessive silence in your mind? Find some powerful storms to awaken your mind!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

From the deepest silence between us arose uncertain, utterly vague and, as it were, whispered varieties on the theme ‘smile’.

— Nicola Lecca, Ritratto notturno

In the silence of the mountain there is much you can learn.

— Dennis McKay, The Shaman and the Stranger

In an endless silence even screams sound silent.

— Dejan Stojanovic, The Creator

When words don’t come easy, I make do with silence and find something in nothing.” ~ Strider Marcus Jones, Poet

— Strider Marcus Jones

She was a poem and a painting too. Everything she said sounded like a song, every silence was the music too.

— Akshay Vasu

I knew that in the silence that followed, that anything could happen here. It might be too late again. I might have missed my chance. But I would at least know I tried, that I took my heart and extended my hand, whatever the outcome.

— Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever

It is better to remain silence than to speak rudely when being provoked.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

The tantrums of cloth-headed celluloid idols are deemed fit for grown-up conversation, while silence settles over such a truly important matter as food.

— Clifton Fadiman

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

Let [the wife] guard, as much as possible, against a gloomy and moody disposition, which causes her to move about with the silence and cloudiness of a spectre; for who likes to dwell in a haunted house?

— John Angell James, The Marriage Ring: Or How to Make Home Happy

Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth.

— Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

There’s one thing I want you to do for me.””Anything.” He pleaded.”When you’re all alone, sitting in the silence behind bars, separated from your freedom. Ask yourself. Was it worth it?” She closed her eyes and pulled the trigger.

— M.J. Umland, Willow Lake:

The simplest way to silence your critics as a leader is to do what they claim you can’t do. However, be careful they don’t set you up to take fatal risks to please their criticisms.

— Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders’ Ladder

Math is a hard subject…. – no silence from you and skipping this and going to the next quote, didn’t you done this?

— Deyth Banger

Does not everything depend on our interpretation of the silence around us?

— Lawrence Durrell, Justine

When we feel lost in time, with only shadows of the past living in our mind; when the moment, which “was”, no longer “is” and when only silence remains, loads of questions arise. We can cry a river or we may wonder: “What went wrong?

— Erik Pevernagie

The handless clock trying to holdthe hour of death, saltin the last mouthful of water.The windows opaque with silence, silence stagnating in the wineglass.

— Warren Heiti, Hydrologos

One of the most powerful lessons silence teach us is to ponder

— Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Such silence has an actual sound, the sound of disappearance.

— Suzanne Finnamore, Split: A Memoir of Divorce

And the rain drops kept falling like the sweetest musicleaving tears on the glass, which is what music does to memost of the timebut silence too. and rain.

— Charlotte Eriksson

It is in descending in the humble silence of prayer that we are able to ascend to the greatest heights of true human fulfillment in union with God.

— Mac MacKenzie

I don’t talk ill about people I don’t know, ” said Bartleby. “I only disparage them in silence and hope they die.

— Michelle Franklin

Such a deep silence surrounds me, that I think I hear moonbeams striking on the windows.

— Lucian Blaga

Any species that devours its natural environment will eventually fall victim to the resulting silence and I call the toxicity of silence: Extinction Silence

— Steven Magee, Curing Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity

Of all silences I had encountered this was the gravest and most inevitable: not the silence of secrets, but of knowing.

— Emmi Itäranta, Memory of Water

What strange creatures we are, to find silence peaceful, when permanent silence is the thing we most dread

— David Levithan, Two Boys Kissing

World seems like a void of silence every time footsteps are deprived of dancing shoes.

— Shah Asad Rizvi

This forest silence improves anyone.

— Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

In silence the three of them looked at the sunset and thought about God.

— Maud Hart Lovelace, Betsy-Tacy and Tib

The beauty of words will forever be stronger than the silence of tears.

— Delano Johnson, Love Quotes

When silence greets you, listen for those powerful words lost within the void of reason…

— Virginia Alison

And the peace which I always found in the silence and emptiness of the moors filled me utterly

— James Herriot

The utter unbroken silence was more appalling than any ominous noise, than the loudest yells of anguish, than the most piercing screaming…Dead silence.Literally dead.

— Simona Panova, Nightmarish Sacrifice

Sometimes the silence is the loudest thing in the room.

— Cory Basil, Skinny Dipping in Daylight

There was a moment of silence and then Sutherland breathed, “But, darling! Gossip is the food of the gods.

— Andrew Holleran

A thousand prayers every minute everywhere and what does God ever say back? Nothing! Because silence never lies. Silence is God’s final advantage. Silence is the purest form of harmony. Everyone ought to try it.

— Joe Hill, The Fireman

As gold and silver are weighed in pure water, so does the soul test its weight in silence, and the words that we let fall have no meaning apart from the silence that wraps them round.

— Maurice Maeterlinck, The Treasure of the humble

The schools would fail through their silence, the Church through its forgiveness, and the home through the denial and silence of the parents. The new generation has to hear what the older generation refuses to tell it.

— Simon Wiesenthal

God speaks to us through our conscience. This may be a “still small voice” that will not let us go until we do what we know is right . . .we must never silence that inner voice—[but] check what we think it is saying against the Scriptures.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

At its deepest level, prayer is fellowship with God: enjoying His company, waiting upon His will, thanking Him for His mercies . . . listening in the silence for what He has to say to us.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

Even in silence and darkness, the heart can see more beauty than the eyes.

— Debasish Mridha

I didn’t know silence could be that loud.

— Nicole Williams

Words cannot express love. Only thoughts of love born in silence can do that.

— Debasish Mridha

Those with unearned privileges often spin things as ‘political correctness’ to further silence those they wish to oppress.

— DaShanne Stokes

The feeling cannot be described in words, it’s mystical; I am changing. Perhaps the soul needed silence so that it can shout to hear the echo from the walls of my heart. It did heard something, Sufism!

— Dr. S.U.A.H Syed

Next to entertaining or impressive talk a thoroughgoing silence manages to intrigue most people.

— Florence Hurst Harriman

Why are we afraid of the silence that ensues after our death? Wasn’t it the same silence we endured before birth? Isn’t it the same silence we revel in when we are completely immersed in the present moment? Let us not be afraid.

— Kamand Kojouri

The silence became unreal and seemed suddenly filled with a noise of its own, the noise of a too long silence.

— Chaim Potok, The Chosen

real silence is silence without words, silence that speaks words in silence and silence that talks better than words

— Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Study is the child of silence and mystery.

— Henri Murger, The Bohemians of the Latin Quarter: Scenes de la Vie de Boheme

Your silence will never protect you, Indeed, Silence is the ultimate weapon of power, but It destroy us first……….

— sahil nazim

What silence rules the ghostly hoursThat guard the close of human sleep!(“The Testimony of the Suns”)

— George Sterling, The Thirst of Satan: Poems of Fantasy and Terror

why talk and say the unsaid words in haste when silence can speak the unspoken words?

— Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

When I couldn’t speak I was not drawn into silence, silence captured me.

— Thomas Harris

Beyond all vanities, fights, and desires, omnipotent silence lies.

— Dejan Stojanovic, The Sun Watches the Sun

Your intuition won’t fail you, the quest dear; is to silence your mind so you can feel your way home.

— Nikki Rowe

But my silence is real. If I hid it from you, you would find it again a little farther on.

— Maurice Blanchot, The Madness of the Day

…there are times when silence is a poem.

— John Fowles, The Magus

There was silence in her head and silence beneath her window, and still she could not sleep.

— Sarah Rees Brennan, Unspoken

Musicians are artists, as silence is their canvas.

— Mark Hewer

Like silence after noise, or cool, clear water on a hot, stuffy day, Emptiness cleans out the messy mind and charges up the batteries of spiritual energy. Many people are afraid of Emptiness, however, because it reminds them of Loneliness.

— Benjamin Hoff, The Tao of Pooh

The silence stretched out between us as I stared at him, the tears blurring my vision as I waited for him to save me from this torment. Surely he could find a way.

— Kathryn Michaels, Crazy for Milk

The silence was killing me.And that’s all there ever was. Silence. It was all I knew. Keep quiet. Pretend nothing had happened, that nothing was wrong. And look how well that was turning out.

— J. Lynn, Wait for You

The silence rings—it is musical & thrills me. A night in which the silence was audible—I hear the unspeakable.

— Henry David Thoreau, The Quotable Thoreau

Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech.

— Martin Farquhar Tupper

The power of the harasser, the abuser, the rapist depends above all on the silence of women.

— Ursula K. Le Guin

Our silence about grief serves no one. We can’t heal if we can’t grieve; we can’t forgive if we can’t grieve. We run from grief because loss scares us, yet our hearts reach toward grief because the broken parts want to mend.

— Brené Brown, Rising Strong

I violently dislike you, ‘ she said, and then she was gone, slamming the door and leaving a sort of shocked silence behind.

— Kate Johnson, The UnTied Kingdom

Most times, the best thing people deserve from us is our silence.speak through silence and it will be more powerful than harsh words

— Ernest Agyemang Yeboah, Distinctive Footprints of Life: Where Are You Heading Towards?

The voice of the Soul can be heard within the silence of the unaffected mind. Listen.

— Ka Chinery, Perceptions from the Photon Frequency: The Ascended Version

Submit in silence and scream from within.Or…Stand up and shout and silence the pain.

— Anthony T. Hincks

To hear the faint sound of oars in the silence as a rowboatcomes slowly out and then goes back is truly worthall the years of sorrow that are to come.

— Jack Gilbert

and the two of them loved each other for a long time in silence without making love again.

— Gabriel García Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera

It is well, when in difficulties, to say never a word, neither black nor white. Speech is silver but silence is golden.

— Muriel Spark, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

When the silence of the night becomes the chanting of poetry, the departure of con-cavity

— Goitsemang Mvula

Sometimes the mind silence the heart, cause it is afraid of what it might say

— Bonita Venter

What is the silence of six and what are you going to do about it?

— E.C. Myers, The Silence of Six

No one gets up after death-there is no applause-there is only silence and some second-hand clothes, and that’s death.

— Tom Stoppard

Her screams are heard across generations who dared not scream and died without joy, in silence and isolation.

— David W. Earle

Humanity can no longer stand by in silence while our wildlife are being used, abused and exploited.It is time we all stand together, to be the voice of the voiceless before it’s too late. Extinction means forever.

— Paul Oxton

Behind the depressing silence of the sea, the silence of God …. the feeling that while men raise their voices in anguish God remains with folded arms, silent.

— Shūsaku Endō, Silence

The human heart has hidden treasures, In secret kept, in silence sealed; The thoughts, the hopes, the dreams, the pleasures, Whose charms were broken if revealed.

— Charlotte Bronte

Cautious silence is the refuge of good sense

— Baltasar Gracián, How to Use Your Enemies

When the moon kisses the stas in the silence with her lights of love, my heart dances with ecstasy and beauty of life.

— Debasish Mridha

sometimes, silence can be very loud

— Lorraine Heath, Always to Remember

I heard the silence pouring from them. The audience held themselves quiet, tense, and tight, as if the song had burned them worse than flame.Each person held their wounded selves closely, clutching their pain as if it were a precious thing.

— Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

Your hearts know in silence the secrets of the days and nights.

— Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

The claim “oh, that’s ancient history” is almost always a wish, am anxious attempt to put a boundary of time around some event that really is not over at all; it is a bid to silence the past.

— Robert A. Orsi, The Madonna of 115th Street: Faith and Community in Italian Harlem, 1880-1950

Maybe I was naïve to think that silence was implicit complacence, instead of a festering question. Maybe I was silly to believe that friends owed each other anything.

— Jodi Picoult, Handle with Care

If I maintain my silence about my secret it is my prisoner…if I let it slip from my tongue, I am ITS prisoner.

— Arthur Schopenhauer

There’s just as much to be heard in silence as there is in a room filled with words.

— TemitOpe Ibrahim

Of silence, I can say only what I heard, that all things are known by that which they make or leave–and so speech isn’t itself, but its effect, and silence is the same.

— Jesse Ball, Silence Once Begun

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

— Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Realize this – your anger with God does not drive a wedge between you and Him. It is your silence that drives the wedge. – Prodigal Life

— Pauline Creeden

I’ve begun to realize that you can listen to silence and learn from it. It has a quality and a dimension all its own.

— Chaim Potok, The Chosen

When she had failed once or twice to respond to some conversational gambit or other, Bond also relapsed into silence and occupied himself with his own gloomy thoughts.

— Ian Fleming, Casino Royale

…stories break silence and nourish those who work, feel, and dream.From Costa Rica: A Traveler’s Literary Companion

— Carmen Naranjo

Be silent, but let your silence become the loudest message of love and compassion.

— Debasish Mridha

Love is forever, when you love deeply it is always there, just waiting to appear with gentle coaxing. In it’s silence it whispers find me.~bns

— Bluenscottish

The wise have a solid sense of silence and the ability to keep a storehouse of secrets. Their capacity and character are respected.

— Baltasar Gracian

There is a silence so great that I can hear the ice crystals cracking and falling from eyelashes of girls who will never blink again.

— Lauren DeStefano, Sever

The dead worry the living because their silence reminds us how little the great comedies and tragedies in our lives matter and how little the universe would care if we’d never lived at all.” — Nara

— Jordan MacLean

This is a tale of woe. This is a tale of sorrow. A love denied, a love restored, to live beyond tomorrow. Lest we think silence is the place to hide a heavy heart, remember, to love and be loved is life itself without which we are nought.

— Abi Morgan

Death breached the silence first. ‘Mortals are always calling for me, ‘ he said, ‘Especially mortals whose suffering is very great, and especially mortals whose suffering is of their own making, and especially mortals who have never known suffering.

— J. Aleksandr Wootton, The Eighth Square

The daggers of silence last longer than anything ever spoken.

— Shannon L. Alder

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

But let us laugh carelessly like other men. Let us be timid even among fools. Let us knot silence around our throats.For they would surely kill us.

— Glenway Wescott

The silence was worse than the gunshots. The wait worse than the confusion. The forebode worsethan any danger.

— Willowy Whisper, This Hostile Land

The acceptance of just one person is enough to silence the rejection of thousands.

— S.A. Tawks, Misadventurous

The Piper’s playing again, and there’s a full orchestra.’ There was a long silence as Andrew deciphered the cryptic statement. ‘A FULL orchestra?

— D.J. Stutley

Beware of the danger signals that flag problems: silence secretiveness or sudden outburst.

— Eleanor H. Porter

Absolute silence leads to sadness. It is the image of death.

— Jean-Jacques Rousseau

The God I believe in believes in me and won’t silence my heart or others based on a paycheck at the end of the day.

— Shannon L. Alder

L O V E is Feeling Another S o u l. It is L O V E that doesn’t need words. It is simply hearing another even in silence and communicating in an unheard invisible language. An invisible thread connecting dots of vibes, energy, and happy feelings.

— Angie karan

When you think in silence you cannot speak your mind.

— Anthony T. Hincks

When silence is a living thing, it can be a friend, sometimes even a comfort.

— Dot Hutchison, A Wounded Name

If the vibrant and frolicking merry-go-round of our daily living has been ousted by an eerie void of an intractable vacuum, only inspiriting memories may shore up our inner world. (“Only silence remained “)

— Erik Pevernagie

Few people know how to take a walk. The qualifications are endurance, plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature, good humor, vast curiosity, good speech, good silence and nothing too much.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

…make a poem that does not disturb the silence from which it came.” Wendell Berry

— Wendell Berry

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

— Phillips Brooks

His silence helps him come off as something of a seer, a whispering muse.

— Davis Miller, Approaching Ali: A Reclamation in Three Acts

When words lose their meaning and expression, silence is the only language that heart follows, speaks and celebrates.

— Akshay Vasu

You will find her manners beyond anything I can describe; and your wit and vivacity, I think, must be acceptable to her, especially when tempered with the silence and respect which her rank will inevitably excite.

— Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

A note of music gains significance from the silence on either side.

— Anne Morrow Lindbergh

All the rest is silenceOn the other side of the wall;And the silence ripeness, And the ripeness all.

— W.H. Auden, The Sea and the Mirror

(The Purge), … A lot of movies say that the silence is a deadly weapon yeah…. it’s true!You, never know from where somebody is going to came out and how is going to came out.

— Deyth Banger

Her silence should be feared more than her words.

— Piper Payne

In the morning, celebrate the beauty and warmth of sun light, in the evening, celebrate the song of silence and love of night.

— Debasish Mridha

Revenge writing is a female genre. Men who have been left by women or made cuckolds by rivals either lick their wounds in humiliated silence or start the Trojan Wars. Having no other power or public voice, the betrayed woman reaches for her pen.

— Frances Wilson, The Courtesan’s Revenge

The sweetest melody that playson starry nights and wintry days, most soothing to my listening earsand calming to beleaguering fears, I call a symphony on air―the song of sweet, still silence rare.

— Richelle E. Goodrich, Making Wishes

We didn’t talk much, and the silence hung like a silk curtain, light and lovely.

— Katherine Reay, Dear Mr. Knightley

In the dark, there is silence but in the light there is warmth.

— Sonya Watson

Anything that breaks silence is music…!

— Milind K

But as the years passed, Ned’s silence grew and grew. It pressed upon his face and his body. It leaked into the house and spread outward into the yard. His silence had weight. It had substance and presence and teeth.

— Kelly Barnhill, The Witch’s Boy

Nature’s silence is its one remark, and every flake of world is a chip off that old mute and immutable block.

— Annie Dillard, Teaching a Stone to Talk: Expeditions and Encounters

If you listen closely, silence can be deafening.

— Truth Devour, Wantin

you’d think that silence would be peaceful. but really, it’s painful.

— David Levithan, Will Grayson, Will Grayson

Another silence for the record books. Then he sighs.”I know. It’s crazy. I feel like –” He stops himself. He suddenly looks so miserable that my heart aches for him.I hate my life.

— Cynthia Hand

when words make noise, silence can talk.

— Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

To communicate through silence is a link between the thoughts of man.

— Marcel Marceau

If your inner silence begins to wear a silk fruit; only then, the day will reveal to you its hidden secret.

— Kristian Goldmund Aumann

The temple of silence and reconciliation.

— Macaulay

I lived through this horror, and no one can tell me I have to stay quiet.”I have been silenced long enough, and I will not allow that family to silence me again. I will continue to speak out and make sure my voice is heard.

— Erin Merryn, Living for Today: From Incest and Molestation to Fearlessness and Forgiveness

Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph.

— Haile Selassie

Silence is victory and patience is glory.Let silence speak our identityand let patience keep our dignity.

— Aram Seriteratai

Always, just beyond all these things, was the silver sea, the lace border around all land like the silence around sounds or the unknowns beyond all knowledge.

— Rebecca Solnit, The Faraway Nearby

Love, Mercy, and Grace, sisters all, attend your wounds of silence and hope.

— Aberjhani, The River of Winged Dreams

If silence of the days and darkness of the nights is the indicator of the doomsday

— we are already in it.

In the sweet territory of silence we touch the mystery. It’s the place of reflection and contemplation, and it’s the place where we can connect with the deep knowing, to the deep wisdom way.

— Ángeles Arrien

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

— Alice Hamilton

space and silence are necessary because it is only when the mind is alone, uninfluenced, untrained, not held by infinite varieties of experience, that it can come upon something totally new.

— Jiddu Krishnamurti, Freedom from the Known

love.love isn’t having butterflies all the time, i think love is calm. love is comfortable. i could sit in silence with you for the rest of our lives and it would mean more than a thousand words with anyone else.

— F.R. Media

While my sister and I were reminded we did not cause this pain, it was knowing that because we broke our silence about what had been done to us, our parents were hurting. That knowledge was hard on us.

— Erin Merryn, Living for Today: From Incest and Molestation to Fearlessness and Forgiveness

Otherwise the silence in the room was profound, the silence of places Brian had not yet been: gazing at the lifeless body of a beloved, the echo of a lost illusion, the tinnitus of betrayal.

— Rafael Yglesias, The Wisdom of Perversity

If anyone makes you feel less than you are, for the color of you skin, for where you come from, for the gender of the person you love, for the religion you have faith in, stand up, speak up, roar. No silence till we are equal.

— Thisuri Wanniarachchi, COLOMBO STREETS

who knows your silence is screening some back stage trouble for me as I have spoken truth .

— litymunshi

Pleasure brings pain, but inner silence brings nothing negative; it is in itself of great value and is a far better way to be than to be in ego states.

— Belsebuub, The Awakening of Perception: A Collection of Talks and Articles

we all try to silence painful emotions. but when we succeed in feeling nothing we lose the only means we have of knowing what hurts us and why.

— Stephen Grosz, The Examined Life: How We Lose and Find Ourselves

It was a stillness so profound one had to adjust one’s hearing to it…..The silence seemed to be trying to tell him something about itself.

— Haruki Murakami, 1Q84 BOOK 1

What do you do when the alienating silence deafens your ‘bootless cries’?

— Solange nicole

Powerful words that penetrate the psyche are not forgotten while silence is.

— Donna Lynn Hope

The word is the beginning and silence the end. Between word and silence, we exist.

— Viorel Muha

Silence is the language of Om. We need silence to be able to reach our Self. Both internal and external silence is very important to feel the presence of that supreme Love.

— Amit Ray, Om Chanting and Meditation

I maintained a tactical silence. When you maintain a tactical silence and look people right in the eye, as if drinking in their words, they talk. People like to be listened to, as every researcher knows–every researcher, every writer, every spy.

— Michel Houellebecq, Soumission

By this time he had discovered that his neighbour was not very conversible; But whether her silence proceeded from pride, discretion, timidity, or idiotism, he was still unable to decide.

— Matthew Lewis, The Monk

There is no suspension, no whispered prayer for silk to stop my fall. There is only the falling, and it goes on and on, in fierce silence and sharp bursts of breath.

— Kermit Roosevelt III, Allegiance

Do not tell secrets to those whose faith and silence you have not already tested.

— Elizabeth I

The city was asleep, and the bookshop felt like a boat adrift in a sea of silence and shadows.

— Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind

The dead are silent because they live, just as we chatter so loudly to try to make ourselves forget that we are dying. Their silence is really their call to me, the assurance of their immortal love for me.

— Karl Rahner, Encounters With Silence

In secret we met -In silence I grieve, That thy heart could forget, Thy spirit deceive.If I should meet theeAfter long years, How should I greet thee? -With silence and tears

— George Gordon Byron

It’s a silence I know. The kind that’s actually a sound so loud your brain doesn’t know how to interpret it at first.

— Cristin Terrill, All Our Yesterdays

In vain we roared;in vain we triedTo rouse her into laughter:Her pensive glances wandered wideFrom orchestra to rafter -“TIER UPON TIER!” she said, and sighed;And silence followed after.

— Lewis Carroll, Jabberwocky and Other Poems

God is our Father and loves us, even when his silence remains incomprehensible.

— Pope Benedict XVI

God’s silence is an answer itself.

— Paul Gitwaza

Talk uses up ideas. … Once I have spoken them aloud they are lost to me dissipated into the noisy air like smoke. Only if I bury them like bulbs in the rich soil of silence do they grow.

— Doris Grumbach

There is a silence that comes to a house when no one can sleep. I guess it’s the price of love

— I know it’s not cheap.

The key is to silence the mind long enough to tune into the intuition of the heart.

— Steven Redhead, Unleash The Power of Your Heart and Mind

To preserve the silence within–amid all the noise. To remain open and quiet, a moist humus in the fertile darkness where the rain falls and the grain ripens–no matter how many tramp across the parade ground in whirling dust under an arid sky.

— Dag Hammarskjöld, Markings

There is no sound more annoying than the chatter of a child, and none more sad than the silence they leave when they are gone.

— Mark Lawrence, King of Thorns

Slowly we became silent, and silence itself if an enemy to friendship.

— Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It and Other Stories

Let silence take you to the core of life.

— Jalaluddin Rumi

Truth is the offspring of silence and meditation. I keep the subject constantly before me and wait ’til the first dawnings open slowly, by little and little, into a full and clear light.

— Isaac Newton

I will not deny but that the best apology against false accusers is silence and sufferance, and honest deeds set against dishonest words.

— John Milton

[S]he leans into this guy and rocks her head like I’m making this music for her, when if I could, I would take it all away and give her as much silence as she’s given me pain.

— Rachel Cohn, Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist

You can kill a book quicker by your silence than by a bad review.

— E.A. Bucchianeri

To read a poemIs to see light where there is darknessIs to hear silence where there is noiseIs to dance where there is no musicIs to sing where the only instrument is wordsAnd the stirring, impassioned pauses

— A.A. Patawaran, HAI[NA]KU and other poems

If one wants to be loved and return it full score dagger of silence closes the door.

— David W. Earle

Prayer is speaking to God— but sometimes He uses our times of prayerful silence to speak to us in return.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

Sleep makes the silence and the terrible fear go by more quickly, helps pass the time, since it’s impossible to kill.

— Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl

We must experience the Truth in a direct, practical and real way; this is only possible in the stillness and silence of the mind, and this is achieved by means of meditation.

— Samael Aun Weor, The Revolution of the Dialectic: A Practical Guide to Gnostic Psychology and Meditation

A word is worth one coin, silence is worth two

— Chaim Potok, The Chosen

He himself was almost never bored, and there was no man with whom it would have been a greater mistake to suppose that silence meant displeasure.

— Henry James, The American

All this silence between us, to protect her, and what has it wrought! How unthinking I was, ” he cringed as he beat himself up inside.

— K. Farrell St. Germain, Then’diel’s Song

Nature’s silence is its one remark, and every flake of world is a chip off that old mute and immutable block. The Chiense say that we live in the world of ten thousand things. Each of the ten thousand things cries out to us precisely nothing.

— Annie Dillard, Teaching a Stone to Talk: Expeditions and Encounters

He was beautiful in a way that pierced the heart. He was beautiful in the way the universe had been made, from darkness and silence into light and song.

— A.M. Daily, Sky Children

There is an ocean of silence between us… and I am drowning in it.

— Ranata Suzuki

There is an easy way to silence your critics; just try to do what they say you can’t do. If they are still not content, do more of it! Keep doing it until you become a master. Then look around, and you will see fewer critics and many compliments!

— Israelmore Ayivor

In general, silence often reflects ambiguity on the part of the listener as the observer wishes to understand the other’s experience.

— Sandra Leanne Bosacki

In the silence I heard Bastet, who had retreated under the bed, carrying on a mumbling, profane monologue. (If you ask how I knew it was profane, I presume you have never owned a cat.)

— Elizabeth Peters, The Deeds of the Disturber

Silence is peace, silence is quiet, silence is calming, silence is what you can be.

— Jessica Kissner

Your silence is loudest to those who love you most.

— Steve Maraboli

I don’t belong in this world, I am merely a traveller passing through, I repudiate to silence my thought, because they fear my light.

— Nikki Rowe

A moderate silence ensued. A neutral-to-slightly-positive silence. True, silence is still silence, except when you think about it too much.

— Haruki Murakami, Dance Dance Dance

I possess the faculty of enjoying the company of those I – of my friends as well in silence as in conversation.

— Anne Brontë, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

If anything might hurt her, silence would; and I wanted to hurt her.

— John Fowles, The Magus

When it comes, you’ll be dreamingthat you don’t need to breathe;that breathless silence isthe music of the darkand it’s part of the rhythmto vanish like a spark.

— Wisława Szymborska

There comes a moment when the silence between two people can have the purity of a diamond.

— Philippe Djian, Betty Blue

Silence can answer the question words may fail to answer. If you want to know what silence can do, keep silence!

— Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

We fell in love and heard thousands of words in every silence between us. Then we fell apart and heard only silence in thousands of words we spoke to each other.

— Akshay Vasu

The night I met him [he] told me that, for some reason, life usually grants us what we are not looking for. He was given wealth, fame, and power, yet his soul yearned only for spiritual peace so that he could silence the shadows in his heart…

— Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Marina

And I felt, in the silence that followed, everything that had happened on the trip to bring me to this place.

— Morgan Matson, Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour

You’ll never be able to silence the woman who was born to write.

— Melody Lee, Moon Gypsy

If words are power then silence is superpower.

— Rajesh Walecha

Thinking belongs to duality. Love belongs to the Oneness. There is no thought without judgment, there is no Unconditional Love without the silence of the mind.

— Human Angels, We are human angels

When kindness comes at the expense of truth, it is not a kindness worth having. And when generosity leads to silence or abuse, it is not a generosity worth giving.

— Rachel Simmons, The Curse of the Good Girl: Raising Authentic Girls with Courage and Confidence

There are certain kinds of silence that make you walk on air.

— Cecelia Ahern

Wisdom tells us that the best time for silence is when we are mad or upset.

— John Patrick Hickey, Oops! Did I Really Post That

The fear of silence is a fear everyone should overcome.

— Carla H. Krueger

The Best Music you can ever hear in your Life is Silence — silence of yourself, silence of your loved ones

— Vinay Kumar

Silence is golden but too long a silence an imitation junk

— Amit Abraham

Thirteen virtues necessary for true success: temperance silence order resolution frugality industry sincerity justice moderation cleanliness tranquility chastity and humility.

— Benjamin Franklin

As soon as she sees me she swings forward and hits a key on her keyboard. The music cuts off instantly. Strangely, the silence that follows seems just as loud.

— Lauren Oliver, Delirium

From listening and silence can be learn a lot of, but these skills to be learn that’s the hard and complicated work…

— Deyth Banger

But in the desert, in the pure clean atmosphere, in the silence – there you can find yourself. And unless you begin to know yourself, how can you even begin to search for God?

— Father Dioscuros

Find a secret place and be unreachable! And then, in the silence of solitude, the things you cannot reach in the crowds will meet you there!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

As in music, when we hear the crescendo building, suddenly if the music stops, we begin to hear the silence as part of the music.

— Chögyam Trungpa, Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism

I don’t pretend to know much about love, but that’s how great love comes to an end, not in the flames of passion, but in the silence of regret.

— Joanne Harris, The Gospel of Loki

Seated here in contemplations lost, my thought discovers vaster space beyond, supernal silence and unfathomed peace

— Giacomo Leopardi

My silence never means I don’t have nothing to talk, but it was important who were audiences and what was the topic.

— Ali Rezavand Zayeri

How do I learn to speakwhen silence is all I know?

— Susie Clevenger, Dirt Road Dreams

No person is your friend who demands your silence or denies your right to grow.

— Alice Walker

…all winter the acorns and red Maple leaf moldered in silence – in the same way grief is gnawing at me – slowly, imperceptibly… consuming…

— John Geddes, A Familiar Rain

You think you deserve to be sad, ” he says. There is a moment of silence as we look at each other. “You think it is okay for you to be sad every day. But it’s not okay. And you do not deserve it.

— Laura Nowlin, If He Had Been with Me

If you don’t know the direction in which you are going, the deep silence of you heart will let you know.

— Debasish Mridha

The silence gets us nowhere, nowhere way to fast

— Staind

The silence was pregnant with noise, with muted fury, with questions the father found too disgusting to frame and with answers to which the son was incapable of giving voice.

— Johnny Rich, The Human Script

You can never get silence anywhere nowadays, have you noticed?

— Bryan Ferry

Sometimes silence is not an indicator of not caring, but a way to give time and space to the one who’s hurting. Only judge when time passes ad the void widens such that the chasm cannot be bridged.

— irene fantopoulos

The silence between us was so profound I thought part of it must be my fault.

— Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

Love is a loud communication between two and a mannequin of silence for others

— Akansh Malik, Love Heals Everything

You need to train yourself to be comfortable with silence, particularly when dealing with cultures that respect silence more than we do in the West.

— Tony Buon, The Leadership Coach

Each of us carries a room within ourselves, waiting to be furnished and peopled, and if you listen closely, you may need to silence everything in your own room, you can hear the sounds of that other room inside your head.

— Susan Sontag, In America

I love theologians, they know god cannot speak so they spend their energy trying to explain to us what his silence means

— Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom

The desert became grim, dark and foreboding. A silence of death lay over the land, and it seemed as though the very stars held their breath and twinkled no more.

— Alan Kinross, Longinus The Vampire: Babylon

When silence is a choice, it is an unnerving presence. When silence is imposed, it is censorship.

— Terry Tempest Williams, When Women Were Birds: Fifty-four Variations on Voice

I will stand up and speak in my own voice and no man will ever silence me again.

— Philippa Gregory, The Taming of the Queen

Never allow carping critics to deter you from success. Instead, silence them with it.

— Christian Baloga

Stars open among the lilies.Are you not blinded by such expressionless sirens?This is the silence of astounded souls.

— Sylvia Plath, Crossing the Water

When you beat a drum, you create NOW, when silence becomes a sound so enormous and alive it feels like you’re breathing in the clouds and the sky, and your heart is the rain and the thunder.

— Ruth Ozeki, A Tale for the Time Being

the silence people, hear everything.

— Silence

I have packed myself into silence so deeply and for so long that I can never unpack myself using words. When I speak, I only pack myself a little differently.

— Herta Müller, The Hunger Angel

You say “But He has not answered.” He has He is so near to you that His silence is the answer. His silence is big with terrific meaning that you cannot understand yet but presently you will.

— Oswald Chambers

Learn to get in touch with silence within yourself and know that everything in life has a purpose.

— Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

So long as I was pursuing my passion, I would always find courage. I would be restored. My history of silence didn’t have to be my future.

— Jennifer Handford, The Light of Hidden Flowers

My silence is my self-defence.

— Jenim Dibie, The Calligraphy of God

In their silence they continued both to protect me and to punish me. The memory of that night was now the only tie between us, eclipsing everything else.

— Jhumpa Lahiri, Unaccustomed Earth

We only realize what happiness is about, after it has slammed the door to our inattention; and killing silence has deafened the tunefulness of our life. (“Happy days are back again”)

— Erik Pevernagie

The best lessons of life are learnt in silence and solitude.

— Abhijit Naskar

We’re fascinated by the words–but where we meet is in the silence behind them.

— Ram Dass

The zoo grounds reeked of desolation, but the silence had an undercurrent, a silvery vibe, like the hush of a concert hall just before the first note.

— Suki Michelle, The Apocalypse Gene