Noise Quotes

Quotes tagged as "noise" Showing 31-60 of 204
“She understood that pain was necessary in the world, a sense as critical as sight or hearing. It functioned to keep people safe, a very persuasive stop sign. In a way it was the mother to us all, slapping us back from the hot stove, forcing us to put down the sharp knife, teaching us self-preservation, training care into our bones. Pain was the reason we were alive. It was why as children we didn't toss ourselves down the staircase for the thrill of the ride, didn't stop eating just to bother our parents, didn't nibble off our fingertips to examine our insides. Pain made our existence in this world possible, opened life up to us...
Unstoppable pain was different. The sensation in this case was not a mother. It was an abuser. It taught nothing. Instead it wrapped itself around the ribs, settled on the shoulders, a weight to be borne, making it hard to breathe or talk.”
Audrey Schulman, Theory of Bastards

“Activism: the noisiest form of idleness.”
Jakub Bożydar Wiśniewski

Steven Magee
“Sleep in a room with ambient noise.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“The trees will tell their secrets to those that tune in.”
Steven Magee

“Irony; these days, images have so much noise; and people, silent.”
Vikrmn, Corpkshetra

“Complexity gets managed when the noise does not hide like in Brazilian jungles, but gets naked like in the African desert. Complexity is tackled without entanglements then.”
Thomas Vato, Questology

“The white noise of an industrial and commercial society drowns out our ability to think.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Gaston Bachelard
“In my Paris apartment, when a neighbor drives nails into the wall at an undue hour, I "naturalize" the noise by imagining that I am in my house in Dijon, where I have a garden. And finding everything I hear quite natural, I say to myself: "That's my woodpecker at work in the acacia tree." This is my method for obtaining calm when things disturb me.”
Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space

“While I applaud all efforts to incorporate authentic nature into cities, not acknowledging noise levels is a serious oversight. Our cities' collective racket is making all of us sick. Our hearts race and breathing speeds. We must talk louder, our voices hitting higher and higher pitches, our faces contorting, trying to communicate and claim our place in the landscape. Hearing lost is epidemic.”
Julia Corbett, Out of the Woods: Seeing Nature in the Everyday

“Corruption, and injustice won’t go away just because you make a lot of noise about it.”
Brien Pittman

Joanne Harris
“Can't you shut that dog up?"
The boy gave me a pitying look. "Not really," he said. "Vlad's a believer in free speech.”
Joanne Harris, Peaches for Father Francis

“Noise does not respect boundaries. And the less control you have over sounds you do not want--barking dogs, loud music, the interstate--the more it affects you, and not just your mind, but your body.”
Julia Corbett, Out of the Woods: Seeing Nature in the Everyday
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“We often attribute today's short attention spans to electronics, both cell phones and screens, but a powerful underlying contributor to inattention is noise.”
Julia Corbett, Out of the Woods: Seeing Nature in the Everyday
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“Braking up silence is more difficult and painful than bring the noise down.”
Sarvesh Murthi .D .D

“Our culture associates noise with power and progress. Former Interior Secretary James Watt (who sought to close the EPA’s Office of Noise Control in the 1980s) thought that the more noise we made as a country, the more powerful we appeared. Physically, "noise" is wasted power for it represents wasted sound (that delivers little useful information), and wasted energy (because electromechanical generation emits heat). But psychologically, we perceive noise as proportional to power and therefore enviable. The bigger and noisier the Harley, the better.”
Julia Corbett, Out of the Woods: Seeing Nature in the Everyday

Alain Bremond-Torrent
“Feedbacks feed feedbacks.”
Alain Bremond-Torrent, running is flying intermittently

“The type of relationship you have with your own desires is fundamentally determined by either the noise and toxicity that's in your mind or the love and passion that's in your soul.”
Lebo Grand

“I mean, people usually make such a fuss and a bunch of noise when in mortal danger, and some of us are trying to read right now, thank you.”
joseph fink, jeffrey cranor

Steven Magee
“To fart or not to fart, that is the question.”
Steven Magee

Umberto Eco
“Rischiamo di restare sommersi da un eccesso di informazioni, e la differenza tra il silenzio e il troppo rumore è davvero minima”
Umberto Eco

“The quirky nature of unidentified noise is that it usually ceases whenever one stops to listen.”
A.M. Kherbash, Lesath

“Like a living body, no running building is without its small, unaccountable bumps and muffled clanks; yet even if they’re mostly benign noise, at night they’re magnified by the ever-present hush, and their unfamiliarity never fails to inflame the imagination of the sleepless newcomer.”
A.M. Kherbash, Lesath

“Aircraft, snowmobiles, and ATVs disturb a range of animals from harlequin ducks to mountain goats. Stress enzyme levels in both elk and wolves rose in direct proportion to the amount of snowmobile noise; enzyme levels returned to normal when snowmobiles were absent.”
Julia Corbett, Out of the Woods: Seeing Nature in the Everyday

Jean Giono
“The truth was that they were longing to be alone in their own silence. They were used to big, open fields, slowly living their own life beside them. There, they were cemented, flesh to flesh, knowing in advance what the other was thinking about, knowing the word before it had left the mouth, knowing it even when it was still being formed with difficulty deep down in the breast. Here, the noise had cut them apart like a knife, and they had needed to touch each other by the arm or hand all day long to satisfy their hearts a little.”
Jean Giono, Regain

“A quiet place often produces noisy thoughts.”
Jeffrey Duarte

Vincent Okay Nwachukwu
“A corpse is an empty vessel that makes no noise; it is dead silent.”
Vincent Okay Nwachukwu, Weighty 'n' Worthy African Proverbs - Volume 1

David Burkus
“The ideal space for focused work is not about freedom from noise, but about freedom from interruption. Finding a space you can hide away in, regardless of how noisy it is, may be the best strategy for making sure you get the important work done.”
David Burkus

Steven Magee
“Listen to the trees to hear their stories.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“The trees are communicating their secrets.”
Steven Magee

Jason Medina
“They heard loud, incoherent, animalistic, screaming and knew what it meant. The infected were near.”
Jason Medina, The Manhattanville Incident: An Undead Novel