220 Greatest Quotes About Silence
In human intercourse the tragedy begins, not when there is misunderstanding about words, but when silence is not understood.
Henry David Thoreau
If I could prescribe only one remedy for all the ills of the modern world, I would prescribe silence.
The silence sings. It is musical. I remember a night when it was audible. I heard the unspeakable.
Henry David Thoreau
Silence is a true friend who never betrays.
The eternal silence of these infinite spaces frightens me.
Is love this misguided need to have you beside me most of the time? Is love this safety I feel in our silences? Is it this belonging, this completeness?
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
A voice is a human gift; it should be cherished and used, to utter fully human speech as possible. Powerlessness and silence go together.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
An Irishman needs three things : silence, cunnning, and exile.
I said nothing for a time, just ran my fingertips along the edge of the human-shaped emptiness that had been left inside me.
Nothing matters but the writing. There has been nothing else worthwhile... a stain upon the silence.
From politics it was an easy step to silence.
Every word is like an unnecessary stain on silence and nothingness.
Just sitting in silence is one of the best things a man can do.
Let silence be your general rule; or say only what is necessary and in few words.
The true genius shudders at incompleteness - and usually prefers silence to saying something which is not everything it should be.
Edgar Allan Poe
We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.
Painting is the silence of thought and the music of sight.
Don't look for meaning in the words. Listen to the silences.
God is silent. Now if only man would shut up.
All the being and the doing, expansive, glittering, vocal, evaporated; and one shrunk, with a sense of solemnity, to being oneself, a wedge-shaped core of darkness, something invisible to others.
Nothing is more useful than silence.
Let my thoughts come to you, when I am gone, like the afterglow of sunset at the margin of starry silence.
When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.
Never be a spectator of unfairness or stupidity. Seek out argument and disputation for their own sake; the grave will supply plenty of time for silence.
Blessed is the man, who having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact.
Silence is argument carried out by other means.
When you can bear your own silence, you are free.
The world soffers a lot. Not because the violence of bad people. But because of the silence of the good people.
You gotta be careful: don't say a word to nobody about nothing anytime ever.
Silence is a source of Great Strength.
It is not so easy to keep silent when the silence is a lie.
Secrets, silent, stony sit in the dark palaces of both our hearts: secrets weary of their tyranny: tyrants willing to be dethroned.
The philosophers are wrong: it is not words that kill, it is silence.
Keep silence for the most part, and speak only when you must, and then briefly.
He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.
If you're asked: What is the silence? Respond: It is the first stone of the Wisdom's temple.