Quotes About Silence

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Nicholas Sparks
“Silence is pure and holy. It draws people together because only those who are comfortable with each other can sit without speaking.”
Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

Becca Fitzpatrick
“There’s an organic grocery store just off the highway exit. I can’t remember the last time I went shopping for food.” A smile glittered in his eyes. “I might have gone overboard.”

I walked into the kitchen, with gleaming stainless-steel appliances, black granite countertops, and walnut cabinetry. Very masculine, very sleek. I went for the fridge first. Water bottles, spinach and arugula, mushrooms, gingerroot, Gorgonzola and feta cheeses, natural peanut butter, and milk on one side. Hot dogs, cold cuts, Coke, chocolate pudding cups, and canned whipped cream on the other. I tried to picture Patch pushing a shopping cart down the aisle, tossing in food as it pleased him. It was all I could do to keep a straight face.”
Becca Fitzpatrick, Silence

Diane Setterfield
“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

Dan Brown
“When a question has no correct answer, there is only one honest response.
The gray area between yes and no.
Silence.”
Dan Brown, The Da Vinci Code

Alan Moore
“It does not do to rely too much on silent majorities, Evey, for silence is a fragile thing, one loud noise, and its gone. But the people are so cowed and disorganised. A few might take the opportunity to protest, but it'll just be a voice crying in the wilderness. Noise is relative to the silence preceding it. The more absolute the hush, the more shocking the thunderclap. Our masters have not heard the people's voice for generations, Evey and it is much, much louder than they care to remember.”
Alan Moore, V for Vendetta

Carson McCullers
“In his face there came to be a brooding peace that is seen most often in the faces of the very sorrowful or the very wise. But still he wandered through the streets of the town, always silent and alone.”
Carson McCullers, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

Deepak Chopra
“Non-judgment quiets the internal dialogue, and this opens once again the doorway to creativity.”
Deepak Chopra

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

David Levithan
“We switch to another language-- not our invented language or the language we've learned from our lives. As we walk further up the mountain, we speak the language of silence. This language gives us time to think and move. We can be here and elsewhere at the same time.”
David Levithan, Boy Meets Boy

Elizabeth Eulberg
“Silence fell between us. This was a common occurrence whenever we’re alone. When you’re comfortable with someone, you don’t need to always fill the void with noise. I liked it when we would just be.”
Elizabeth Eulberg, Better off Friends

Jeffrey McDaniel
“I've been ignored by prettier women than you,
but none who carried the heavy pitchers of silence
so far, without spilling a drop.”
Jeffrey McDaniel

Virginia Woolf
“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.”
Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse

Jefferson Bethke
“We refuse to turn off our computers, turn off our phone, log off Facebook, and just sit in silence, because in those moments we might actually have to face up to who we really are.”
Jefferson Bethke, Jesus > Religion: Why He Is So Much Better Than Trying Harder, Doing More, and Being Good Enough

Amit Ray
“Perfect prayer does not consist in many words, silent remembering and pure intention raises the heart to that supreme Power.”
Amit Ray, Om Chanting and Meditation

Samuel Beckett
“Yes, in my life, since we must call it so, there were three things, the inability to speak, the inability to be silent, and solitude, that’s what I’ve had to make the best of.”
Samuel Beckett, The Unnamable

Wayne W. Dyer
“Make peace with silence, and remind yourself that it is in this space that you'll come to remember your spirit. When you're able to transcend an aversion to silence, you'll also transcend many other miseries. And it is in this silence that the remembrance of God will be activated.”
Wayne W. Dyer

Amit Ray
“The easiest way to get touch with this universal power is through silent Prayer. Shut your eyes, shut your mouth, and open your heart. This is the golden rule of prayer. Prayer should be soundless words coming forth from the centre of your heart filled with love.”
Amit Ray, Om Chanting and Meditation

Becca Fitzpatrick
“I believe in destiny Angel. I believe every choice I've made has brought me closer to you. I looked for you for a very long time. I may have fallen from heaven, but I fell for you.”
Becca Fitzpatrick

Vikrmn
“The most colorful thing in the world is black and white, it contains all colors and at the same time excludes all.”
Vikrmn, 10 Alone

Amit Ray
“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

Jack Gilbert
Waking At Night

The blue river is grey at morning
and evening. There is twilight
at dawn and dusk. I lie in the dark
wondering if this quiet in me now
is a beginning or an end.”
Jack Gilbert, The Dance Most of All: Poems

Jacqueline Carey
“A nervous silence loosens tongues”
Jacqueline Carey, Kushiel's Chosen

Becca Fitzpatrick
“Sure thing, Gumdrop.”
Becca Fitzpatrick, Silence

Theodore Roethke
“May my silences become more accurate.”
Theodore Roethke

Neil Gaiman
“I have heard the languages of apocalypse, and now I shall embrace the silence.”
Neil Gaiman, The Sandman: Endless Nights

“When you have nothing to say, say nothing.”
Charles Caleb Colton

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
“Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing,
Only a signal shown and a distant voice in the darkness;
So on the ocean of life, we pass and speak one another,
Only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Tales of a Wayside Inn

Jonathan Safran Foer
“She extended a hand that I didn't know how to take, so I broke its fingers with my silence.”
Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Jodi Picoult
“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

José Rodrigues Miguéis
“Silence can often be more disturbing than noise, it reveals the complicated mechanism of our thoughts”
José Rodrigues Miguéis

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