Silent Quotes

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“A smart person knows how to talk. A wise person knows when to be silent.”
Roy T. Bennett

“Half of me is filled with bursting words and half of me is painfully shy. I crave solitude yet also crave people. I want to pour life and love into everything yet also nurture my self-care and go gently. I want to live within the rush of primal, intuitive decision, yet also wish to sit and contemplate. This is the messiness of life - that we all carry multitudes, so must sit with the shifts. We are complicated creatures, and ultimately, the balance comes from this understanding. Be water. Flowing, flexible and soft. Subtly powerful and open. Wild and serene. Able to accept all changes, yet still led by the pull of steady tides. It is enough.”
Victoria Erickson

“The word 'listen' contains the same letters as the word 'silent'.”
Alfred Brendel

Kamand Kojouri
“They want us to be afraid.
They want us to be afraid of leaving our homes.
They want us to barricade our doors
and hide our children.
Their aim is to make us fear life itself!
They want us to hate.
They want us to hate 'the other'.
They want us to practice aggression
and perfect antagonism.
Their aim is to divide us all!
They want us to be inhuman.
They want us to throw out our kindness.
They want us to bury our love
and burn our hope.
Their aim is to take all our light!
They think their bricked walls
will separate us.
They think their damned bombs
will defeat us.
They are so ignorant they don’t understand
that my soul and your soul are old friends.
They are so ignorant they don’t understand
that when they cut you I bleed.
They are so ignorant they don’t understand
that we will never be afraid,
we will never hate
and we will never be silent
for life is ours!”
Kamand Kojouri

Antonia Michaelis
“That was how she saw the storyteller for the last time - in an absolutely silent world, in a staircase. He'd hit his target.
When she fell into darkness, she knew that she would never see him again.
She'd love him to the very end.”
Antonia Michaelis, The Storyteller

“From her thighs, she gives you life
And how you treat she who gives you life
Shows how much you value the life given to you by the Creator.
And from seed to dust
There is ONE soul above all others --
That you must always show patience, respect, and trust
And this woman is your mother.
And when your soul departs your body
And your deeds are weighed against the feather
There is only one soul who can save yours
And this woman is your mother.
And when the heart of the universe
Asks her hair and mind,
Whether you were gentle and kind to her
Her heart will be forced to remain silent
And her hair will speak freely as a separate entity,
Very much like the seaweed in the sea --
It will reveal all that it has heard and seen.

This woman whose heart has seen yours,
First before anybody else in the world,
And whose womb had opened the door
For your eyes to experience light and more --
Is your very own MOTHER.
So, no matter whether your mother has been cruel,
Manipulative, abusive, mentally sick, or simply childish
How you treat her is the ultimate test.
If she misguides you, forgive her and show her the right way
With simple wisdom, gentleness, and kindness.
And always remember,
That the queen in the Creator's kingdom,
Who sits on the throne of all existence,
Is exactly the same as in yours.
And her name is,
THE DIVINE MOTHER.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Edward T. Hall
“One of the most effective ways to learn about oneself is by taking seriously the cultures of others. It forces you to pay attention to those details of life which differentiate them from you.”
Edward T. Hall, The Silent Language

Alice Walker
“If you're silent for a long time, people just arrive in your mind.”
Alice Walker

Patricia Briggs
“My father said that a silent person is trying to hide something.”
Patricia Briggs, Raven's Shadow

Anthony Liccione
“If talk is cheap, then being silent is expensive. And many people it seems, can't afford to buy into it.”
Anthony Liccione

Sanober  Khan
“a silent night. - the most eloquent poem i have ever read.”
Sanober Khan

Anthony Liccione
“Silent as a flower, her face fell in dismay, aware that the ghost of lust ate and left, sensing that there was a different scent of perfume consuming the room, and that she had numbered and counted the he loves me, he loves me not of each petal, where the lifeless dust had settle.”
Anthony Liccione

Robin Hobb
“Stop your whining. If you are frightened, be silent. Whining is for prey. It attracts predators. And you are not prey.”
Robin Hobb, Fool's Assassin

Criss Jami
“There is a master way with words which is not learned but is instead developed: a deaf man develops exceptional vision, a blind man exceptional hearing, a silent man, when given a piece of paper...”
Criss Jami, Venus in Arms

Kanza Javed
“What happens when two introverts collide? Do they dissolve completely in each other’s patience and silence, or do they break their glass shells and become new people?”
Kanza Javed, Ashes, Wine and Dust

Dejan Stojanovic
“Be aware of the high notes, of the blissful faces and their soft messages, and listen for the silent message of a highly decorated gift.”
Dejan Stojanovic

Michael Bassey Johnson
“You create silent enemies by revealing how much God has blessed you.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Richelle E. Goodrich
“When I say I love the silence, I'm not being entirely truthful. What I actually love are the abundant, delicate sounds that amplify when I'm silent. These curious creaks, mutters, and hums compel my imagination.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

أحمد خالد توفيق
“لقد تعلمت دائماً أن أحترم الصامتين، وأرى فيهم أعماقاً رائعة.. فإذا تكلموا اكتشفت أى مغفل كنته...!”
أحمد خالد توفيق

Robin Hobb
“Silent," the carved wizardwood on his wrist breathed. "Silent as a blinded ship, floating hull-up in the sea. Silent as a scream underwater.”
Robin Hobb, Ship of Destiny

Dejan Stojanovic
“When there is noise and crowds, there is trouble;
When everything is silent and perfect,
There is just perfection and nothing
To fill the air.”
Dejan Stojanovic

Mark Nepo
“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

Will Advise
“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...

Maud Hart Lovelace
“Betsy did not answer. She was a talker, her family always said, but sometimes when she most wanted to talk she couldn't say a word.”
Maud Hart Lovelace, Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown

Thalia Chaltas
“The foam cushions
on the old couch downstairs
disintegrate
daily
in a hush,
like each of us,

small flecks of
hardening puffs
raining mute to the floor
when I flop down to study.

And the more the couch gets used,
the less foam it keeps--

someday
just an uncomfortable frame,
springs and other inner workings
exposed.

Silent.”
Thalia Chaltas, Because I Am Furniture

“الصمت لغم! ينفجر حين تطأه قدم الظلم عندها سينطق دويا”
Almuez

“Usually, people may think that silent is a sign of acceptance. On contrary, some people in order to reject a proposal, they are silent.”
Dr Sivakumar Gowder
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“Usually, people may think that silent is a sign of acceptance. On contrary, some people in order to reject a proposal, they are silent. Silent is also a character of shy people.”
Dr Sivakumar Gowder
tags: silent

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