Unspoken Quotes

Quotes tagged as "unspoken" (showing 1-30 of 55)
Martin Buber
“An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language.”
Martin Buber

Leo Tolstoy
“She had no need to ask why he had come. She knew as certainly as if he had told her that he was here to be where she was.”
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina, Vol 1 of 8

Aleksandra Ninkovic
“I had a dream about you. It's been a while since I could remember any of my dreams, and still, this one has left me with such strong impression. Even now, when I am fully awake, your face flashes before my eyes. It's a face I can totally relate to, as if it wasn't any more yours than it is mine. Terrifying thing, you know? I can't say I've felt that sort of intimacy with anyone. For a moment you knew all my secrets, without me even having to tell them. For a moment I even knew them myself…

While I was looking into your eyes, I suddenly started to realize things about myself that were unspoken for years, like fragments of my inner life that were deeply repressed. It’s hard to distinguish if they were buried inside because dealing with them was such a dirty work, or if leaving them unnamed meant that it was not possible to define them precisely enough, so they would keep their true meaning. Perhaps, all this life that I've known so far was in fact no more but a dream about living. The only thing that has kept me in touch with reality was you…

I know it comes as a surprise, and you may be wondering why it took me so long to come clean. You also may be wondering how come you've never noticed before. I've tricked you on purpose, yes, and you must realize it really has nothing to do with you. It’s always been me. This is why, seeing you in my dream like that, came out as a shock. You also must forgive me. You must forgive me because I know how it looks like, that everything we ever shared was a lie, and it wasn't…

I am more of an illusionist that a deceiver, but it all comes from being in fact, a very private person. Even if it was true that you knew me better than anyone, I’d never admit it. I’d rather dig my own heart out, with a rotten spoon, than admitting it. I may let people in my own little world occasionally, but I would never let them be aware of it. I don’t throw my intimacy in front of others, especially when I care. The more I care, the less I give away, and this is something for you to understand, and grant me your forgiveness. I didn't play my tricks on you in order to deceive you, but rather to save myself, and maybe even deceive myself as well. I’ve had hidden my feelings for you so deeply that I've learned to live with them, as if any other casualty. I have done wrong to myself as much as I did to you, and I don’t know if I can forgive myself. So now I wonder, could you forgive me without feeling sorry for me? I certainly don’t deserve your pity. Especially not now that I am awake.”
Aleksandra Ninkovic, Dreaming is for lovers

“When words remain unspoken and emotions are left unexpressed, just a glint in the eyes from otherness can inflame the mind and rouse a shower of empathy. ("Only needed a light ")”
Erik Pevernagie

“That we may not fall short of desire, but let us give way to the unspoken passion hidden in the closet of our discretion. (“Crépuscule du désir”)”
Erik Pevernagie

Kamand Kojouri
“I open my eyes.
I want to know:
what is in the abyss of a kiss?
Are stars born in these black caves
that house bated breaths and unspoken words?
Do our souls crawl on these tender cheeks
to greet one another by ivory gates?
What happens when we kiss?
Where do you go?
Don’t tell me.
For I have lost my desire to know.
Kiss me
so that I forget myself.
I close my eyes
and fall in the abyss.”
Kamand Kojouri

Robin Hobb
“...some secrets beg to be betrayed. The secret of undeclared love is like that.”
Robin Hobb, Golden Fool

Munia Khan
“Give me one more night to taste the dark
When wolves imitate a lone dog's bark
Let those secrets remain unspoken
Fallen angel's heart now lover's token
Light grows dim burying riddle’s death
Just breathe to free your one last breath”
Munia Khan

Liane Moriarty
“And maybe it was more than that.

Maybe it was actually an unspoken instant agreement between the four women on the balcony: No woman should pay for the accidental death of this particular man. Maybe it was an involuntary, atavistic response to thousands of years of violence against women. Maybe it was for every rape, every brutal backhanded slap, every other Perry that had come before this one.”
Liane Moriarty, Big Little Lies

“Nights; are belong to the universe that speaks about an unspoken feelings into a poetry.”
Dina Zettira Putri

André Aciman
“I wanted to scream. When I'm with you, I feel I can take what others call my life and turns its face away from the wall. My entire life faces the wall except when I'm with you. I stare at my life and want to undo every mistake, every deceit, turn a new leaf, turn the table, turn the clock. I want to put a real face on my life, not the drab front I've been wearing since forever. So why can't I speak to you now?”
André Aciman, Enigma Variations

Catherine Lacey
“But we always avoided talking about these things—difficult things—and I wondered if that meant we'd be a little uncomfortable with or disappointed by each other for the rest of our lives.”
Catherine Lacey, Nobody Is Ever Missing

“The unspoken word never does harm.”

Petra Hermans
“I was touched by the words that have been left,
September 8, 2016”
Petra Hermans

Jasper Fforde
“Much that we had appreciated about one another had been left unsaid. In humor, in life and in love, we had understood.”
Jasper Fforde, The Eyre Affair

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

“What Zach meant to say all along, what he means to say when he speaks of potatoes with cumin is, You strip me clean. It hurts to be near you. I love you so much. Rachel, Rachel. The most. Better than anything.
Emma Richler, Be My Wolff

Pär Lagerkvist
“Malevolence, like love, needs few words.”
Pär Lagerkvist, The Sibyl

Maya Angelou
“I don't think she ever knew that a deep-brooding love hung over everything she touched.”
Maya Angelou, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

Sarah Rees Brennan
“The Lynburns are the tiwn's founding family, and we all know what the lords of the manor get up to. Ravishing the peasants, burning their humble cottages. Fox hunting. The list goes on and on.”
Sarah Rees Brennan, Unspoken

Sarah Rees Brennan
“I knew we should not have brought you," Mom said. "The Lynburns built this town on their bood and bones."
"That was their first mistake," Jared said. "They should've built a city on rock and roll.”
Sarah Rees Brennan, Unspoken

Sarah Rees Brennan
“Hark," he said, his tone very dry. "What stone through yonder window breaks?"
Kami yelled up a him, "It is the east, and Juliet is a jerk!”
Sarah Rees Brennan, Unspoken

Jyoti Patel
“Their eyes were brimming,
With the unspoken words
The ice cream left untouched,
And a silence fell.”
Jyoti Patel, The Mystic Soul

André Aciman
“When I saw you after my dream, it was impossible to go through with anything I'd resolved. You were chilly again, as though you'd intercepted my dream and were so horrified that you thought it best to put distance between us. I wonder if in the universe of sleep, dreams don't fly out and rat on one another's dreamers and hold cloak-and-dagger meetings in the side alleys of our nights where they slip coded messages, which is perhaps exactly what we want them to do for us when we lack the courage to speak for ourselves. Dreams inflect our face, our smile, and on our voice lingers the timbre of desire we weren't willing to hide while dreaming. I wished you'd taken a second look at me and said, You dreamt of me last night, didn't you?
André Aciman, Enigma Variations

André Aciman
“Neither of us was quite sure what the other meant, but, as in dreams, our words could be taken in so many ways, which was fine too, because we liked thinking they had more than one meaning, one obvious, one not so obvious, one hinted at but so muddled that neither of us knew which to grasp, because each was so laced into the others that all three ultimately meant one and the same thing.”
André Aciman, Enigma Variations

André Aciman
“This was all in the head. And that's where it stays.”
André Aciman, Enigma Variations

André Aciman
“How can we ever bring ourselves to make love again, I thought, if we can speak of our love only by oblique reference to death?”
André Aciman, Enigma Variations

“I find it increasingly difficult to speak of my feelings at will.”
Alexandra Kleeman, Intimations: Stories

Joyce Rachelle
“Some of us will never know we'd owned someone's heart for a season.”
Joyce Rachelle

Toeti Heraty
“Yes, there has always been
more meaning in what’s left unspoken.”
Toeti Heraty

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