Speechless Quotes

Quotes tagged as "speechless" (showing 1-30 of 30)
Criss Jami
“Everyone has their own ways of expression. I believe we all have a lot to say, but finding ways to say it is more than half the battle.”
Criss Jami, Salomé: In Every Inch In Every Mile

Vera Nazarian
“A choir is made up of many voices, including yours and mine. If one by one all go silent then all that will be left are the soloists.

Don’t let a loud few determine the nature of the sound. It makes for poor harmony and diminishes the song.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Shannon L. Alder
“Sometimes the silence of your friends is worse than your enemy's words.”
Shannon L. Alder

Benjamin Alire Sáenz
“I wasn't big on family gatherings. Too many intimate strangers. I smiled a lot, but really I never knew what to say.”
Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Tamora Pierce
“Why do you look like cheese, Beka?" Nestor asked me quietly. "We've got help."
I was too flummoxed to tell him I hadn't expected help to come so fast. Miracles aren't for the likes of me, didn't Nestor know that? Only the nobility gets them.”
Tamora Pierce, Bloodhound

“I would rather my heart be without words than my words be without heart.”
LaMar Boschman

Stephen King
“I looked at what he built, and to me it explained the stars.”
Stephen King, The Drawing of the Three

Dejan Stojanovic
“I imagined I was God for a millisecond
And became speechless for a long time.”
Dejan Stojanovic

Sarah Dessen
“Don't think, or judge. Just listen”
Sarah Dessen

Kahlil Gibran
“Much have we loved you. But speechless was our love, and with veils has it been veiled,
Yet now it cries aloud unto you, and would stand revealed before you.
And ever has it been that love knows not it's depth until the hour of separation”
Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

“in the heart’s rain
in the eye’s fog
in the winter’s smoky snow
in whirling snow
in storms
wind which wants to tear my coat off
legends stories
the blood red dawn of the mind
the warm spring between your thighs
the only haven”
Nils-Aslak Valkeapää

Zechariah Barrett
“Words flow from love, and speech is likewise confounded by love. It is the sweetest gesture to be without words, and with words, all the same. So too is it with the lighthearted sigh – an outward expression of an abundance of the heart.”
Zechariah Barrett

Hannah Harrington
“That hate is easy, but sometimes love is easy too.”
Hannah Harrington

Dee Henderson
“I think I'm honored. Or speechless. Maybe something in between there.”
Dee Henderson, Before I Wake

Munia Khan
“To me sometimes a mute sky is more expressive than the roaring sea”
Munia Khan

Donna Tartt
“--and yet, whenever he started with the questions I froze stiff, as if I'd been pushed onstage in a play where I didn't know the lines.”
Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch

Jake Wood
“my mind struggled top condense all that had led to me being here. My vocal cords fought to express the memories that leaked out; I felt the weight of it all pressing down on me.”
Jake Wood, Among You: The Extraordinary True Story of a Soldier Broken By War

“The universe is forever falling apart --
No need to push the button,
It collapses at a finger's touch:
Why, it barely hangs on the tail of a sparrow's eye.

The universe is so much eye secretion,
Hordes leap from the tips
Of your nostril hairs. Lift your right hand:
It's in your palm. There's room enough
On the sparrow's eyelash for the whole.

A paltry thing, the universe:
Here is all the strength, here the greatest strength.
You and the sparrow are one
And, should he wish, he can crush you.
The universe trembles before him.”
Shinkichi Takahashi

Erica Dakin
“You're so... You're too... You're..." He faltered, then took a deep breath. "I have no words for you, Sita. You leave me speechless."

I smiled and pinched his buttock so he twitched. "Speechless? Gods, I've broken you. I never would have deemed it possible to render you speechless.”
Erica Dakin, The Conspiracy

Sam Owen
“Sometimes being overwhelmed by emotions can leave you speechless but even then it is important to identify the correct emotion.”
Sam Owen

Katherine J. Walden
“When it comes to giving thanks to God, there isn’t a card, a sentiment, a picture, or a word that can adequately express the gratitude in my heart. What can I say to the One who not only saved my life but who also adopted me into His family? How can I possibly express my thankfulness for His riches? How can I express my gratitude for His friendship and His healing touch? How does one find the words to thank Him for His unconditional love, unmerited favour, and forgiveness? Dictionaries and thesauruses can’t help me. All I can say is ‘Thank you, God’ with the hope that those humble words convey all that is in my heart.”
Katherine J. Walden, Dare to Call Him Friend

Catherine Lacey
“Speaking felt impossible, as contained and enclosed as she was, a longing that went on a loop, a longing for nothing at all.”
Catherine Lacey, The Answers

Hannah Harrington
“Hate is easy, but love takes courage”
Hannah Harrington, Speechless

Christopher Marlowe
“Yet should there hover in their restless heads
One thought, one grace, one wonder at the least,
Which into words no virtue can digest.”
Christopher Marlowe, Tamburlaine the Great, Part 1

Robert Charles Wilson
“[H]e dreamed things for which he had no words.”
Robert Charles Wilson, Axis

“Fear makes people speechless”
Sunday Adelaja

“You tend to write because your heart holds million unspoken words, writing is your only way to heal your own soul!”
Raouf Ayoub

Paul Veyne
“J’ étais prétentieux, disait l’un de mes professeurs ; farfelu, disaient mes camarades, à l’exception de mon ami Claude Laurent (car j’aimais et aimerai l’amitié et aurai toujours des amis). Il m’a donc fallu apprendre à devenir indifférent à l’opinion d’autrui.”
Paul Veyne, Et dans l'éternité je ne m'ennuierai pas. Souvenirs

Maggie Stiefvater
“I couldn't think of anything that didn't sound trivial, so I just nodded.”
Maggie Stiefvater, Shiver

Jamie Carie
“Drake stood speechless. Admiration- and something else Serena could not quite identify, pride perhaps- showing from his eyes.
"Turn around," his deep voice commanded softly. "I would see all of you."
She turned slowly, holding back a delighted laugh. Her gown was gold, the color of the amber flecks in her eyes, with a green-and-gold-striped underskirt and matching puffed sleeves. Emeralds hung from her ears, swaying provocatively and catching the candlelight from the wall scones. A choker wrapped around her neck and tiny tear-shaped jewels sparkled from her hair. It had taken the combined urgings of her personal maid and the housekeeper to convince her it was acceptable to wear such a low-cut gown in public. Elegant gloves covered her arms to the elbows with an emerald and gold bracelet on one wrist and a Chinese fan dangling from the other.
"I knew you would be beautiful dressed as my duchess, but Serena, I am speechless. The men will adore you and the women will envy you." He spoke the last in an underbreath, as though to himself.”
Jamie Carie, The Duchess and the Dragon