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Silent Quotes by Bruno Jasienski, Bryan Procter, Blaise Pascal, Swami Vivekananda, Sixto Rodriguez, Khalil Gibran and many others.

Do not fear your enemies. The worst they can do is kill you. Do not fear friends. At worst, they may betray you. Fear those who do not care; they neither kill nor betray, but betrayal and murder exists because of their silent consent.
Bruno Jasienski
All round the room my silent servants wait, My friends in every season, bright and dim.
Bryan Procter
The sum of a man’s problems come from his inability to be alone in a silent room.
Blaise Pascal
The power is with the silent ones, who only live and love and then withdraw their personality. They never say “me” and “mine”; they are only blessed in being instruments
Swami Vivekananda
About love, don’t be a silent partner. And be gentle with your anger.
Sixto Rodriguez
When you work you are a flute through whose heart the whispering of the hours turns to music. Which of you would be a reed, dumb and silent, when all else sings together in unison?
Khalil Gibran
I’m of the opinion that it’s okay to be silent, to not speak if you don’t have anything to say.
Cate Blanchett
When thou art quiet and silent, then art thou as God was before nature and creature; thou art that which God then wats; thou art that whereof he made thy nature and creature: Then thou hearest and seest even with that wherewith God himself saw and heard in thee, before every thine own willing or thine own seeing began.
Jakob Bohme
The silent voter, interestingly, has always been the voter for AAP.
In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Painting is silent poetry.
Maggie squeezes my hand. It’s a silent message that everything will be okay. Somehow I believe her. In the end everything will be okay. But hurdles have to be jumped through first.
Simone Elkeles
Sometimes I hear my voice and it’s been here, silent all these years
Tori Amos
My first ball I ever got from a Big League player I actually got to purchase in Dodger Stadium in a silent auction, was Reggie Jackson.
Pedro Martinez
Solitude is a silent storm that breaks down all our dead branches; yet it sends our living roots deeper into the living heart of the living earth.
Khalil Gibran
Anyone who has spoken to experienced combat troops knows that they rarely brag about their exploits. Strong and silent is the preferred style.
Linda Colley
I cry to you, my Lord, my rock! Do not be deaf to me, for if you are silent, I shall go down to the pit like the rest. Hear my voice raised in petition as I cry to you for help, as I raise my hands, my Lord, toward your holy of holies.
Nicholas Sparks
I hate this idea in the Cinematheque that you must watch silent movies with no music, like it’s a piece of art. It’s not true.
Arnaud Desplechin
In awareness there is no becoming, there is no end to be gained. There is silent observation without choice and condemnation, from which there comes understanding.
Jiddu Krishnamurti
To me, the European Union says there is a charter that protects you; you have fundamental rights, and they are staying silent when they are violating my fundamental rights.
Carles Puigdemont
The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
We will not be led like sheep to the slaughter.
Abba Kovner
Military cemeteries in every corner of the world are silent testimony to the failure of national leaders to sanctify human life.
Yitzhak Rabin
When you see a silent movie, you understand everything that’s going on from the images because the images are so strong.
Monica Bellucci
Silent people are dangerous; others are not so.
[Fr., Les gens sans bruit sont dangereux;
Il n’en est pas ainsi des autres.]
Jean de La Fontaine
He who is silent and bows his head dies every time he does so. He who speaks aloud and walks with his head held high dies only once.
Giovanni Falcone
Khushi is very sensitive but not very expressive. She is a little pricey as a person. She can be a little bit of a bully. But, there’s strength and resilience in my sister that is magnanimous but it is silent.
Janhvi Kapoor
When we face our problems, they disappear. So learn from failure and let success be the silent incentive.
Carlos Slim
Silence is only frightening to people who are compulsively verbalizing.
William S. Burroughs
Sometimes you have to be silent to be heard.
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
The old grooves must be erased in your brain, without forming new ones. You must realize yourself as the immovable, behind and beyond the movable, the silent witness of all that happens.
Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
I open my eyes To my own mistake I see all around me Hands getting raized And Questions remain Silent.
Tom Folsom
The only way you can find it is through being alone with your thoughts at sufficiently long intervals to give that inner voice within you a chance to cry out in distinguishable language for you. ‘Here I am within you.’ That is the silent voice, the voice of nature, which speaks to everyone who will listen.
Walter Russell
You are most powerful when you are most silent. People never expect silence. They expect words, motion, defense, offense, back and forth. They expect to leap into the fray. They are ready, fists up, words hanging leaping from their mouths. Silence? No.
Alison McGhee
Her silent course advance With inoffensive pace, that spinning sleeps On her soft axle.
John Milton
There is in every miracle a silent chiding of the world, and a tacit reprehension of them who require, or who need miracles.
John Donne
Give food to the birds, you will then be surrounded by the wings of love, you will be encompassed by the joys of little silent hearts!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
I make it a point of honour to have a couple of gnomes in my garden as silent testimony to the right of gnome-lovers everywhere to do their own thing without fear of snide remarks.
Richard Briers
A yawn is a silent shout.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
A good girl in Afghanistan should be silent, should not talk about her future, should listen to your family, be like a doll so that everyone can play with her.
Sonita Alizadeh
If you ask Zen people they will say; tea is not something that you pour with unawareness and drink like any other drink. It is not a drink, it is meditation; it is prayer. So they listen to the kettle creating a melody, and in that listening they become more silent, more alert.
I accepted that a new kind of hate had emerged, silent and disciplined, a racism tempered by loyalty cards and PIN numbers. Shopping was now the model for all human behaviour, drained of emotion and anger.
J. G. Ballard
Perhaps in our presence, the most heroic deed on earth is done in some silent spirit, the loftiest purpose cherished, the most generous sacrifice made, and we do not suspect it. I believe this greatness to be most common among the multitude, whose names are never heard.
William Ellery Channing
The Bible doesn’t speak of “women’s rights” in the social-political language we’re used to hearing today. Still, that doesn’t mean the Bible is silent on the subject.
Carolyn Custis James
Corporate America cannot afford to remain silent or passive about the downward spiral we are undergoing. It cannot turn a blind eye to how difficult the experience of life is for so many of their customers.
Simon Mainwaring
The silent bear no witness against themselves.
Aldous Huxley
The risks of transporting deadly nuclear waste, the environmental justice impacts and the long-term health effects of both these projects are untenable…We cannot afford to be silent on these important issues.
James Cromwell
to that piece in each of us that refuses to be silent.
Audre Lorde
… sometimes when you are asked a question that is difficult, the mind doesn’t stay silent if it doesn’t have the answer. The mind produces something, and what it produces very characteristically is the answer to an easier but related question.
Daniel Kahneman
I don’t like work like that. I am the silent partner. I work through events, I live on the sidelines, I dabble in causes and effects, I watch how the misbegotten creatures of this world live their lives.
Gregory Maguire
Sometimes the loudest cries for help are silent.
Harlan Coben
To make another person hold his tongue, be you first silent.
Seneca the Younger
No reason for a feverish rush For we will all arrive in the same place At the right time. Justice will be served. There will be no better or worse, No big and small, no rewards, no punishment, No guilt, no judges, no hierarchies; Only silent equality.
Dejan Stojanovic
I came to poetry through the urgent need to denounce injustice, exploitation, humiliation. I know that’s not enough to change the world. But to remain silent would have been a kind of intolerable complicity.
Tahar Ben Jelloun
We falsely attribute to men a determined character – putting together all their yesterdays – and averaging them – we presume we know them. Pity the man who has character to support – it is worse than a large family – he is the silent poor indeed.
Henry David Thoreau
The path of things is silent. Will they suffer a speaker to go with them?
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Right now I’m the most famous silent movie actress in the world and I want to keep that for me. So I hope there’s not going to be any other silent movies.
Berenice Bejo
A great silent space holds all of nature in its embrace. It also holds you.
Eckhart Tolle
The silent movie is an emotional cinema: it’s sensory; the fact that you don’t go through a text brings you back to a basic way of telling a story predicated on the feelings you have created.
Michel Hazanavicius
I’m a silent assassin – I can say that.
Bradley Beal
I don’t know. What do people see when they gaze at the sky? Inspiration? Beauty?” She heard him sigh. “Truth be told, this view always intimidated me. The sky’s so vast. I can’t help but feel it has expectations of me. Ones I’m already failing.” He was silent for a long moment. “It reminds me of your eyes.
Tessa Dare
How beautiful the silent hour, when morning and evening thus sit together, hand in hand, beneath the starless sky of midnight!
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
We have drugs to make women speak, but none to keep them silent.
Anatole France
We are silent, considering shortfalls. There’s not much time left, for us to become what we once intended. Jon had potential, but it’s not a word that can be used comfortably any more. Potential has a shelf-life.
Margaret Atwood
My father could be very distancing. My clearest memory is of him squatting, watering plants for hours and hours at a time, completely silent. He was very self-contained; my mother was more outgoing and chatty and social. I’m certainly more like her.
John Malkovich
Of what is great one must either be silent or speak with greatness. With greatness–that means cynically and with innocence.
Friedrich Nietzsche
I was introducing [director and producer] Hal Roach – Mr. Roach was 100 years old, he was one of the fathers of early days in films, he put Laurel with Hardy, he created the Our Gang kids, and all these silent movies he did – he was a giant.
Billy Crystal
I refuse to be silent any longer. I refuse to be party to an illegal and immoral war against people who did nothing to deserve our aggression. My oath of office is to protect and defend America’s laws and its people. By refusing unlawful orders for an illegal war, I fulfill that oath today.
Ehren Watada
True meditation has no direction or goal. It is pure wordless surrender, pure silent prayer.
I don’t think anyone takes the deaths in Midsomer as seriously as in say Wire In The Blood or Silent Witness. We’re part of the old British ‘whodunnit’. We’re much more gentle and the deaths are sanitised, in a sense.
John Nettles
I guess George Clooney would be a wonderful silent actor, and Leonardo DiCaprio is such a wonderful actor he certainly could do it.
Michel Hazanavicius
In most of his films, Upendra has a harsh and rough demeanor, and Sudeep also has a very massy commercial image. In ‘Mukunda Murari,’ though, their characters require them to be very different and near silent.
Arjun Janya
A short film is just another storytelling medium like TV, Features, and Webisodes. I am just thrilled that ‘Silent Cargo’ is getting out there for people to see.
Ellen Wong
Meditation is just a courage to be silent and alone. Slowly slowly, you start feeling a new quality to yourself, a new aliveness, a new beauty, a new intelligence—which is not borrowed from anybody, which is growing within you. It has roots in your existence.
Perseverance is a silent power that grows irresistibly greater with time.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I find infidelity interesting because it’s so revelatory about people. It’s this really silent thing. Everyone acknowledges it as a general practice, but nobody likes to go beyond that, to get down to the nitty-gritty.
Junot Diaz
It is only when caught in the swift, sudden turn of death, that mortals realise the silent, subtle, ever-present perils of life.
Herman Melville
The career of a sage is of two kinds: He is either honored by all in the world, Like a flower waving its head, Or else he disappears into the silent forest.
We can lie in the language of dress or try ot tell the truth; but unless we are naked and bald, it is impossible to be silent.
Alison Lurie
If you’re silent for a long time, people just arrive in your mind.
Alice Walker
I think the first virtue is to restrain the tongue; he approaches nearest to gods who knows how to be silent, even though he is in the right.
Cato the Elder
The art of motherhood involves much silent, unobtrusive self-denial, an hourly devotion which finds no detail too minute.
Honore de Balzac
…to slip beneath the surface and soar along the silent bottom of the sea agile and shining in water honeycombed with light.
Ellen Meloy
There are some silent people who are more interesting than the best talkers.
Benjamin Disraeli
Do you talk by rule, then, while you are dancing?” Sometimes. One must speak a little, you know. It would look odd to be entirely silent for half an hour together, and yet for the advantage of some, conversation ought to be so arranged as that they may have the trouble of saying as little as possible.
Jane Austen
Most pastors railing against gay marriage have never cried out on racism, any type of injustice or police brutality. They’ve never once made a statement about health care. Many of them are silent on community issues. They are very silent, but they have become the leaders of this particular movement.
Otis Moss III
They claim that I’m violent just cuz I refuse to be silent.
Tupac Shakur
The million little things that drop into your hands, The small opportunities each day brings, He leaves us free to use or abuse, And goes unchanging along His silent way
Helen Keller
When one is silent, those around speak even more.
Melina Marchetta
Tarantino and Jackson is like Scorsese and DeNiro, and their silent communication.
Walton Goggins
You see, my brethren, my heart is full; I could almost say it is too big to speak, and yet too big to be silent, without dropping a word to you.
George Whitefield
There were many times when I kept silent about being Jewish as I got older, when Jewish jokes were told.
William Shatner
I like some of the early silent films because I love to watch how actors had to play then. What would interest me today is to do a silent film.
Catherine Deneuve
All was silent as before – All silent save the dripping rain.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I have many times asked myself whether there can be more potent advocates of peace upon earth through the years to come than this massed multitude of silent witnesses to the desolation of war.
George V
There are some books and characters so pleasant, or rather which contain so much that is pleasant, that criticism is perplexed or silent. The hounds are perpetually at fault among the sweet-scented herbs and flowers that grow at the base of Etna.
John Frederick Boyes
Marianne was silent; it was impossible for her to say what she did not feel, however trivial the occasion.
Jane Austen
True silence is the rest of the mind, and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.
William Penn
Thine eyes are springs in whose serene And silent waters heaven is seen. Their lashes are the herbs that look On their young figures in the brook.
William C. Bryant
Reserved people often really need the frank discussion of their sentiments and griefs more than the expansive. The sternest-seeming stoic is human after all, and to burst with boldness and good-will into the silent sea of their souls is often to confer on them the first of obligations.
Charlotte Bronte
Stand here by my side and turn, I pray,
On the lake below thy gentle eyes;
The clouds hang over it, heavy and gray,
And dark and silent the water lies;
And out of that frozen mist the snow
In wavering flakes begins to flow;
Flake after flake,
They sink in the dark and silent lake.
William C. Bryant
I no longer believe that we can keep silent. We never really do, mind you. In one way or another we articulate what has happened to us through the kind of people we become.
Azar Nafisi
I shall have peace, as leafy trees are peaceful when rain bends down the bough; And I shall be more silent and cold hearted than you are now.
Sara Teasdale
History will judge me… I shall remain silent.
Mobutu Sese Seko
When the eagles are silent, the parrots begin to jabber.
Winston Churchill
Angus and I had silent dreams about playing in a band since we were kids, always playing our guitars and listening to records.
Malcolm Young
Hear this if you can: If you want to reach him You have to go beyond yourself And when you finally arrive at the land of absence Be silent Don’t say a thing Ecstasy, not words, is the language spoken there
The great silent man! Looking round on the noisy inanity of the world,–words with little meaning, actions with little worth,–one loves to reflect on the great Empire of Silence.
Thomas Carlyle
I think that the power of the Silent Minute lies in its inherent lack of external direction: what participants actually do during that minute – prayer, contemplation, focus – is up to them.
Liz Williams
If he was silent I could be silent too. Indeed, I could very well do with a little rest in this subdued, frightened-to-death rocking chair, before I drove to wherever the beast’s lair was – and then pulled the pistol’s foreskin back, and then enjoyed the orgasm of the crushed trigger.
Vladimir Nabokov
I committed a cardinal sin as a kid. I never spoke, and my mother thought there was something seriously wrong with me. A silent child is regarded as a problem in Ireland, and I just read all the time.
Ken Bruen
With which part do you watch? Surely with the mind? That won’t do. It is the silent Purusha within who must watch all.
Sri Aurobindo
It is the same among the men and women, as among the silent trees; always a referred existence, an absence, never a presence and satisfaction. Is it, that beauty can never be grasped? In persons and in landscape is equally inaccessible?
Ralph Waldo Emerson
In contravention of my belief that any life ending in death is essentially pointless, I needed my friends to open up that plastic bag and take one last look at me. Someone had to remember me, if only for a few more minutes in the vast silent waiting room of time.
Gary Shteyngart
Sometimes, to be silent is to be most eloquent.
Charlton Heston
Now be silent. Let the One who creates the words speak. He made the door. He made the lock. He also made the key.
Part of me has always resisted the Western clichГ©d image of Muslim women, depicting them as nothing more than silent victims. My art, without denying ‘repression,’ is a testimony to unspoken female power and the continuing protest in Islamic culture.
Shirin Neshat
I leaned forward and kissed him. And again. As if I were passing him all those silent words I cound not say, the ones that explained my biggest secret: that I might not have OI but I knew how he (Adam) felt. That I was breaking apart, too, all the time.”-Amelia
Jodi Picoult
When you are a talkative and expressive person in real life, it definitely gets difficult to play someone who is so silent.
Abhishek Banerjee
when these incorrigible talkers are compelled to be quiet, is it not evident that they are not silent because they are listening to what is said, but because they are thinking of what they themselves shall say when they can seize the first lucky interval, for which they are so narrowly watching?
Hannah More
So many bright futures consigned to the ashes of the past.So many dreams lost in the madness that had engulfed us.Except for a few widely scattered shouts of joy,the survivors of the abyss sat hollow-eyed and silent, trying to comprehend a world without war.
Paul Fussell
He ,who is appointed to ,cohabit with the widow shall ,approach her at night anointed with clarified butter and silent, ,and beget one son, by no means a second.
Guru Nanak
Therefore once for all this short command is given to you. ‘Love and do what you will.’ If you keep silent, keep silent by love; if you speak, speak by love; if you correct, correct by love; if you pardon, pardon by love: let love be rooted in you, and from the root nothing but good can grow.
Saint Augustine
Let thy speech be better than silence, or be silent.
Dionysius I of Syracuse
Silence is the true friend that never betrays.
The best conversation with Stanley Kubrick is a silent one: you sit in a theatre and watch his films and you learn so much.
Peter Weir
Proclaim the truth and do not be silent through fear.
St. Catherine of Siena
They are the silent griefs which cut the heart-strings.
John Ford
It’s a victory when the weapons fall silent and people speak up.
Volodymyr Zelensky
Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.
Henry Van Dyke
In Japan, the way they act at shows is very different from home because they don’t yell, they clap for about 10 seconds after the song and then it’s completely silent.
Ryan Ross
Flowers and plants are silent presences. They nourish every sense except the ear.
May Sarton
When they took the Fourth Amendment, I was silent because I don’t deal drugs. When they took the Sixth Amendment, I kept quiet because I know I’m innocent. When they took the Second Amendment, I said nothing because I don’t own a gun. Now they’ve come for the First Amendment, and I can’t say anything at all.
Tim Freeman
The moon had been observing the earth close-up longer than anyone. It must have witnessed all of the phenomena occurring – and all of the acts carried out – on this earth. But the moon remained silent; it told no stories.
Haruki Murakami
We cannot remain silent when someone of the Pope’s stature and credibility confuses religious principles for science
Paul Kurtz
It is pleasant to spend time with Him, to lie close to His breast like the Beloved Disciple and to feel the infinite love present in His Heart….how can we not feel a renewed need to spend time in spiritual converse, in silent adoration, in heartfelt love before Christ present in the Most Holy Sacrament?
Pope John Paul II
When you look at the early-’30s movies, like King Kong, the codes of acting are very similar to those of silent movies. In some of the silent movies – the good ones, the ones done by the best directors – the acting is very, very natural
Michel Hazanavicius
Whoever can endure unmixed delight, whoever can tolerate music and painting and poetry all in one, whoever wishes to be rid of thought and to let the busy anvils of the brain be silent for a time, let him read in the “Faery Queen.”
James Russell Lowell
Designs in connection with postage stamps and coinage may be described, I think, as the silent ambassadors on national taste.
William Butler Yeats
At times to be silent is to lie. You will win because you have enough brute force. But you will not convince. For to convince you need to persuade. And in order to persuade you would need what you lack: Reason and Right
Miguel de Unamuno
The worst expression of the Prophet’s (Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wa Sallam) anger towards his wife was that he would remain silent.
Nouman Ali Khan
I am very close to my family. I have learned a lot from my father. He used to tell me to be honest with yourself and not to argue with your seniors. You don’t need to be involved in any quarrel, as sometimes you need to remain silent intelligently.
Suresh Raina
Lyme has brought me to my knees; this disease is a silent killer and does not have a face.
Yolanda Hadid
Sin writes histories, goodness is silent.
[Ger., Das Uebel macht eine Geschichte und das Gute keine.]
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Cold calculation, random spots of color, mathematically exact construction (clearly shown or concealed), drawing that is now silent and now strident . . . . Is this not form?
Giacomo Puccini
Fools multiply when wise men are silent.
Nelson Mandela
What is this self-inside us, this silent observer, severe and speechless critic, who can terrorize us, and urge us onto futile activity, and in the end, judge us still more severely for the errors into which his own reproaches drove us?
T. S. Eliot
This world is your body. This world is a great school, This world is your silent teacher.
Those dreams that on the silent night intrude, and with false flitting shapes our minds delude … are mere productions of the brain. And fools consult interpreters in vain.
Jonathan Swift
What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined – to strengthen each other – to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.
George Eliot
I find it next to impossible to remain politely silent when people prate to me about the glory of being given another chance to live happily ever after!
Mercedes McCambridge
May we try to listen and be silent in order to make space for the beauty of God.
Pope Francis
Harvey Weinstein bought our film, and he’s an animal. He’s got us out there campaigning and everything because honestly it’s a silent black-and-white film.
Penelope Ann Miller
That the world was silent and cold and bare and that in this lay its terrible beauty
David Guterson
God is dead. Let us not understand by this that he does not exist or even that he no longer exists. He is dead. He spoke to us and is silent. We no longer have anything but his cadaver. Perhaps he
slipped out of the world, somewhere else like the soul of a dead man. Perhaps he was only a dream…God is dead.
Jean-Paul Sartre
Here I am leaving you clues. I am singing now while Rome burns. We are all just trying to be holy. My applejack, my silent night, just mash your lips against me. We are all going forward. None of us are going back.
Richard Siken
It was hard to get my name out there, but luckily, I have an awesome following who would not stay silent and helped me get to where I wanted to be.
Manny MUA
Silence is a trick when it imposes. Pedants and scholars, churchmen and physicians, abound in silent pride.
Johann Georg Ritter von Zimmermann
In nature the most violent passions are silent; in tragedy they must speak and speak with dignity too.
Lord Chesterfield
Keep silent, because the world of silence is a vast fullness
That is the artist’s job: take mineral rock from dark silent earth, transform it into shining light-reflecting form from sky.
Philip K. Dick
It often requires more courage to suffer in silence than to rebel, more courage not to strike back than to retaliate, more courage to be silent than to speak.
Booker T. Washington
You can see the goldenrod, that most tenacious and pernicious and beauteous of all New England flora, bowing away from the wind like a great and silent congregation.
Stephen King
So that day, in music assembly, the teacher asked who knew the valley song. Your hand shot right up in the air. She stood you up on a stool and had you sing it for us. And I swear, every bird outside the windows fell silent…and right when your song ended, I knew – just like your mother – I was a goner.
Suzanne Collins
Jim Morrison was a well-built boy, larger than average, and young enough to maintain the engorged silent connection right through the residue of chemicals.
Grace Slick
What if the invasion forces will not leave our lands? What if the U.S. forces and others stay in our beloved lands? What if their companies and embassy headquarters will continue to exist with the American flags hoisted on them? Will you be silent? Will you overlook this?
Muqtada al Sadr
The pale and quiet moon Makes her calm forehead bare, And the last fragments of the storm, Like shattered rigging from a fight at sea, Silent and few, are drifting over me.
James Russell Lowell
When your consciousness becomes a still mirror, a still lake, a silent reservoir of energy, God is reflected in it.
When I’m actually assembling a scene, I assemble it as a silent movie. Even if it’s a dialog scene, I lip read what people are saying.
Walter Murch
When the soul communes with itself the lip is silent.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
I was crazy about silent comedy – in the old days, and crazy about Japanese movies.
Keith Johnstone
It was like trying to break up with the color orange, or Wednesday, or silent e. It was the most passionate and tumultuous relationship I’d ever known.
Rob Sheffield
When I work I am pure as an angel tiger and clear is my eye and hot my brain and silent all the whining grunting piglets of the appetites.
Marge Piercy
Yesterday, happiness came in suddenly, as it used to, and remained for a moment in the great, dark, silent drawing room.
Julien Green
Overall, rocks, wood and water, brooded the spirit of repose, and the silent energy of nature stirred the soul to its innermost depths.
Thomas Cole
Gardening gave me a way to work with silence; not “in silence” but “with silence” – it was a silent creativity.
Sara Maitland
I close my eyes, then I drift away, into the magic night I softly say. A silent prayer, like dreamers do, then I fall asleep to dream my dreams of you.
Roy Orbison
They criticize the silent ones. They criticize the talkative ones. They criticize the moderate ones. There is no one in the world who escapes criticism.
Nhat Hanh
What if in my waking hours a sound should ring through the silent halls of hearing? … Would the bow and string tension of life snap? Would the heart over weighted with sudden joy stop beating for very excess of happiness?
Helen Keller
Night, like a giant, fills the church, from pavement to roof, and holds dominion through the silent hours. Pale dawn again comes peeping through the windows: and, giving place to day, sees night withdraw into the vaults, and follows it, and drives it out, and hides among the dead.
Charles Dickens
Whenever he saw the sea, or a fire, he fell silent, impressed by their elemental force.
Paulo Coelho
A silent address is the genuine eloquence of sincerity.
Oliver Goldsmith
When I am silent, I fall into the place where everything is music.
Poetry is not a silent art. The poem must perform, unaided, in its reader’s head.
Christopher Logue
I would like to spend the rest of my days in a place so silent–and working at a pace so slow–that I would be able to hear myself living.
Elizabeth Gilbert
It’s better to be silent than to be a fool.
Harper Lee
Time doth run with calm and silent foot,
Shortening my days and thread of vital life.
Christopher Marlowe
To go beyond the mind, you must be silent and quiet. Peace and silence, silence and peace – this is the way beyond. Stop asking questions.
Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
It takes courage to speak up against complacency and injustice while others remain silent. But that’s what leadership is.
Rosabeth Moss Kanter
Women like silent men. They think they’re listening.
Marcel Achard
Then from the neighboring thicket the mocking-bird, wildest of singers, Swinging aloft on a willow spray that hung o’er the water, Shook from his little throat such floods of delirious music, That the whole air and the woods and the waves seemed silent to listen.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Let no one tell me that silence gives consent, because whoever is
silent dissents.
Maria Isabel Barreno
Where lambs have nibbled, silent moves the feet of angels bright; unseen they pour blessing, and joy without ceasing, on each bud and blossom, and each sleeping bosom.
William Blake
As much as movies are about the words that you’re saying, they’re also about what’s not said, the silent moments.
Dakota Fanning
The same Republicans who had threatened to impeach Hillary Clinton remained silent when, immediately after his surprise victory, Trump refused to abide by laws about emoluments or nepotism, openly profiting from the presidency and filling the White House with personal relatives.
Heather Cox Richardson
I just am trans. That’s just the way it is. I knew this as a child. But I was told that because I expressed femininity in a boy’s body, I needed to be silent about it. To be ashamed. That led to isolation, which then made it easier for me to be prey to a predator in my own home.
Janet Mock
Slowly we became silent, and silence itself if an enemy to friendship.
Norman Maclean
When we are not realized, we are moving on the periphery, like a wheel and we are disturbed. But a realized soul is on the axis, which is silent. So he has the peace within himself.
Nirmala Srivastava
How do you make the timelessness of inert, silent objects count for something? How to use the, in a way, dumbness of sculpture in a way that acts on us as living things?
Antony Gormley
The Silent brothers are doing nude cartwheels in the hallways
Cassandra Clare
My father said that a silent person is trying to hide something.
Patricia Briggs
Men respect the silent; they despise the garrulous. – Marius
Conn Iggulden
Finally all that is trustworthy is this immeasurable silent awareness that is the truth of who you are, that is love.
In times of war, the law falls silent.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
When one is perfectly still-mind and body, silent and alone-there is no personality to speak of, thus personality is one’s unique way of expression, it is what others see and know of us, nothing more or deeper than that.
Bernadette Roberts
I’ve kept my phone on silent for a year and a half. For me, it’s too much noise. It’s not my jam. I like to keep things a lot more easygoing. The world’s not going to stop if you don’t pick up your phone.
Carly Pope
If we took a moment of silence for each person lost to abortion, we would be silent for over 100 years.
Frank Pavone
This sounds like my autobiography, but I thought this would be a good time to sound off about myself, as I think that I have been silent too long about my views and opinions.
Bob Kane
Time is the silent, never-resting thing … rolling, rushing on, swift, silent, like an all-embracing oceantide, on which we and all the universe swim.
Thomas Carlyle
Remorseless time! fierce spirit of the glass and scythe,–what power can stay him in his silent course, or melt his iron heart with pity!
George D. Prentice
The greatest force is derived from the power of thought. The finer the element, the more powerful it is. The silent power of thought influences people even at a distance, because mind is one as well as many. The universe is a cobweb; minds are spiders.
Swami Vivekananda
Then he holds her and for a moment I hear total silence; that totally silent part of a cry that announces that the most horrible grief is going to follow. And it does, and he’s muffling it, but I can hear and I want someone to come over and jab her with a sedative because its pitch pierces my soul.
Melina Marchetta
Melody’s like tweezers that go into the infection and pull out the wounded part. You can almost not stay silent in the face of a melody that matches your emotion. You feel seen.
Mary Gauthier
The Gospel lives in conversation with culture, and if the Church holds back from the culture, the Gospel itself falls silent. Therefore, we must be fearless in crossing the threshold of the communication and information revolution now taking place.
Pope John Paul II
What can’t be said can be written. Because writing is a silent act, a labor from the head to the hand.
Herta Muller
Knowing what I do, there would be no future peace for me if I kept silent.
Rachel Carson
Donald Trump is actually the voice of the silent majority, and I think he’s awoken that silent majority. People are very angry, and the people who are the most angry are actually the legal immigrants who see their jobs fleeing.
Michael Cohen
I’m obsessed with those old romance films. I also would love to venture into the silent film world. I think that’s extremely compelling and interesting and really relies on the acting, even more so than when you have an actor speaking.
Sami Gayle
Never forget that when we are silent, we are one. And when we speak we are two.
Indira Gandhi
It is far better to be silent than merely to increase the quantity of bad books.
I would’ve been a really big silent movie star.
Caitriona Balfe
I don’t want to be a dissident. But in the same time, I don’t want to go back home and be silent again.
Jamal Khashoggi
Journalism can never be silent: that is its greatest virtue and its greatest fault. It must speak, and speak immediately, while the echoes of wonder, the claims of triumph and the signs of horror are still in the air.
Henry Grunwald
There is no need to go to India or anywhere else to find peace. You will find that deep place of silence right in your room, your garden or even your bathtub.
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Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
The surest pledge of a deathless name Is the silent homage of thoughts unspoken.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Silent guns have virtue.
Robert Genn
I don’t speak out because I am an actor nor will I keep silent because I am an actor. I respect my profession, but it endows me with no special privileges; but it also does not limit me or muzzle me. I am a person and a citizen with the attendant responsibilities of voice and vote.
Theodore Bikel
If I score a goal in training, it feels great. But in a stadium, especially Anfield, or even when you score away and the fans are silent, it’s just amazing. You are just in the moment. There are times when I’ve scored, and I can’t even remember what happened. It’s so good.
Daniel Sturridge
There is the great, silent, continuous struggle: the struggle between the State and the Individual; between the State which demands and the individual who attempts to evade such demands. Because the individual, left to himself, unless he be a saint or hero, always refuses to pay taxes, obey laws, or go to war.
Benito Mussolini
Surely human affairs would be far happier if the power in men to be silent were the same as that to speak.
Baruch Spinoza
Nothing impresses the mind with a deeper feeling of loneliness than to tread the silent and deserted scene of former throng and pageant.
Washington Irving
In ‘Talvar’, my character loses his daughter and it was quite an intense role. I had to concentrate and I would request all the unit members to stay silent before the take.
Neeraj Kabi
That said, in the two weeks before I leave for the Dark Days tour, I am going radio silent, which means I will be avoiding the Internet at all costs in order to revise, revise, revise. I will miss you. Tris says hi, though.
Veronica Roth
Not even the King himself has the right to subordinate the interests of his country to his own feelings of love or hatred towards strangers; he is, however, responsible towards God and not to me if he does so, and therefore on this point I am silent.
Otto von Bismarck
But the things that we feel most deeply we ought to learn to be silent about, at least until we have talked them over thoroughly with God.
Elisabeth Elliot
As you become more rooted inside — as you drink from this silent stream of life that runs beneath the surface of everything — as you live from that depth of your own being more and more, then you’ll be able to rise taller and stronger in this world; more than you may have ever thought possible.
Derek Rydall
The fish in the water is silent, the animals on the earth is noisy, the bird in the air is singing. But man has in him the silence of the sea, the noise of the earth and the music of the air.
Rabindranath Tagore
A well-bred youth neither speakes of himselfe, nor being spoken to is silent.
George Herbert
Too long have we been silent under unjust and unholy charges; we cannot expect to have them removed until we disprove them through ourselves.
Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin
In blissful dream, in silent night, There came to me, with magic might, With magic might, my own sweet love, Into my little room above.
Heinrich Heine
Are not laws dangerous which inhibit the passions? Compare the centuries of anarchy with those of the strongest legalism in any country you like and you will see that it is only when the laws are silent that the greatest actions appear.
Marquis de Sade
The desert wears… a veil of mystery. Motionless and silent it evokes in us an elusive hint of something unknown, unknowable, about to be revealed. Since the desert does not act it seems to be waiting — but waiting for what?
Edward Abbey
It has often occurred to me that a seeker after truth has to be silent.
Mahatma Gandhi
I work every day. I write every day. I walk around in silent conversation with my latest unfinished songs.
Gord Downie
I want to speak to the despisers of the body. I would not have them learn and teach differently, but merely say farewell to their own bodies– and thus become silent.
Friedrich Nietzsche
The man whose silent daysIn harmless joys are spent,Whom hopes cannot delude,Nor sorrow discontent:That man needs neither towersNor armour for defence,Nor secret vaults to flyFrom thunder’s violence.
Thomas Campion
History is silent about revivals that did not begin with prayer.
J. Edwin Orr
Let us be silent — so we may hear the whisper of the gods.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you are silent about your pain, they’ll kill you and say you enjoyed it.
Zora Neale Hurston
When people were conscious of a God whose character was moral law, when their consciences were informed by a sense of rightness, their watchmen would shout halt when they trespassed the law. Now their watchmen are silent. They serve no king and protect no kingdom.
James W. Sire
Allowing ourselves to become a nation of silent, secretive, timid citizens is likely to result in a system of democracy and justice that is neither very democratic nor very just.
Dahlia Lithwick
So frequently we mistakenly believe that our children need more things, when in reality their silent pleadings are simply for more of our time.
Thomas S. Monson
Whoever criticizes capitalism, while approving immigration, whose working class is its first victim, had better shut up. Whoever criticizes immigration, while remaining silent about capitalism, should do the same.
Alain de Benoist
Most men remember obligations, but not often to be grateful; the proud are made sour by the remembrance and the vain silent.
William Gilmore Simms
My hand seemed arrested by a silent veto.
Winston Churchill
One learns in life to keep silent and draw one’s own confusions.
Otis Skinner
I couldn’t hear a thing in the world but you. And it was so cold then, and so silent, and I loved you so much. Now it’s hot and dead quiet again, and I love you still.
John Green
There are some things which a man never speaks of, which are much finer kept silent about. To the highest communications we only lend a silent ear.
Henry David Thoreau
Even such isTime, which takes in trust Our youth, our joys, and all we have, And pays us but with age and dust, Who in the dark and silent grave When we have wandered all our ways Shuts up the story of our days, And from which earth, and grave, and dust The Lord shall raise me up, I trust.
Walter Raleigh
The most dangerous food a man can eat is wedding cake. Woman like silent men, they think they are listening.
Marcel Achard
What have you come to Earth for?’ ‘I’m having difficulties with a flower,’ the little prince said. ‘Ah!’ said the snake. And they were both silent.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
It is an odd paradox that a society, which can now speak openly and unabashedly about topics that were once unspeakable, still remains largely silent when it comes to mental illness.
Glenn Close
I gravitate towards silent characters who don’t talk much.
Vikramaditya Motwane
A lot of people criticized me for speaking out, not long ago, about gay marriage. I could not remain silent any longer. It’s the civil rights of our day. It’s the issue of our day.
Joe Biden
I love some films with very silent characters, people who don’t speak, but I wouldn’t be able to do that.
Arnaud Desplechin
Ever since I made the short film ‘Black And White,’ which had almost no dialogues, the idea of making a silent feature film fascinated me.
Karthik Subbaraj
Love said to me, there is nothing that is not me. Be silent.
Four grey walls, and four grey towers, Overlook a space of flowers, And the silent isle imbowers The Lady of Shalott.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
A picture that is ghostly and silent can be more eloquent and less clichГ©d than a noisier photo-journalistic approach and I have attempted to make pictures that whilst they are not documentary in the traditional sense, they are still documents, like forensic traces.
Simon Norfolk
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 economy is the silent elephant in the room.
Ashraf Ghani
People reveal their character even in the simplest things they do. Fools do not enter a room, nor leave it, nor sit down, nor rise, nor are they silent, nor do they stand up, like people of sense and understanding.
Jean de la Bruyere
Trifling trouble find utterance; deeply felt pangs are silent.
Seneca the Younger
Sometimes you have to be less ashamed about writing a bad poem than you would be about being silent.
Robert Hass
The Greens have every right to run, that’s what democracy is, and they should argue their point by saying how they think people should vote, not by telling us to be silent.
Peter Camejo
VelГЎzquez, past the age of fifty, no longer painted specific objects. He drifted around things like the air, like twilight, catching unawares in the shimmering shadows the nuances of color that he transformed into the invisible core of his silent symphony.
Elie Faure
Men spend their whole lives showing that they’re strong and silent. They fight for independence the way women struggle to connect.
George Weinberg
The mental powers acquire their full robustness when the cheek loses its ruddy hue, and the limbs their elastic step; and pale thought sits on manly brows, and the watchman, as he walks his rounds, sees the student’s lamp burning far into the silent night.
Thomas Guthrie
The rhythm of my career has always been very static, staccato and then silent, and then a lot of work, and then none
Holly Hunter
Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.
Napoleon Bonaparte
Being silent and doing nothing is never the right answer. What happens in one state can happen in another.
Alan Wilson
No reproof or denunciation is so potent as the silent influence of a good example.
Hosea Ballou
We seem bent upon saving the Vietnamese from Ho Chi Minh, even if we have to kill them and demolish their country to do it….I do not intend to remain silent in the face of what I regard as a policy of madness which, sooner or later, will envelop my son and American youth by the millions for years to come.
George McGovern
She grew more and more silent about what really mattered. She curled inside herself like one of those black chimney brushes, the little shellfish you see on the beach, and you touch them, and then go inside and don’t come out.
Janet Frame
Animals cannot speak, but can you and I not speak for them and represent them? Let us all feel their silent cry of agony and let us all help that cry to be heard in the world.
Rukmini Devi Arundale
I used to watch movies – silent movies – and stock companies and theater whenever I could.
E. G. Marshall
I got a chance to work with Mel Brooks on two of his films: Silent Movie and High Anxiety.
Barry Levinson
I think I get my alone time when I have to go fly and do a work trip. After work’s done, I go check into my hotel, and I get to have a few hours to myself to order room service and just be quiet and silent.
Jessie James Decker
Sometimes, when the neighborhood is silent and the sky is aswarm with the stars and the mind is swirling like a flushed toilet, a person gets to doubting himself. In the hardest times, the stand-at-the-kitchen-sink-and-stare-into-the blackness times, I put on Bob Dylan’s ‘Tomorrow Is a Long Time.’
Anthony Doerr
I’m a big fan of American vaudeville and Hollywood silent film-era slapstick and the music halls full of ridiculous, eccentric characters.
Lenny Abrahamson
Perhaps in ten thousand years, the starry sky that humankind gazes upon will remain empty and silent. But perhaps tomorrow we’ll wake up and find an alien spaceship the size of the Moon parked in orbit.
Liu Cixin
Back in the early 1960s, when I was eight or nine. Some neighborhood boys and I saw a disc-shaped, windowless object that hovered, silent, then simply vanished. My parents said, “That’s very nice” and ignored it, but I knew what I’d seen, and it was life-changing.
Steven M. Greer
The Last Of England works with image and sound, a language which is nearer to poetry than prose. It tells its story quite happily in silent images, in contrast to a word-bound cinema.
Derek Jarman
Speake fitly, or be silent wisely.
George Herbert
As my prayer became more attentive and inward, I had less and less to say. I finally became completely silent… This is how it is. To pray does not mean to listen to oneself speaking. Prayer involves becoming silent, and being silent, and waiting until God is heard.
Soren Kierkegaard
For while the tired waves, vainly breaking, Seem here no painful inch to gain, Far back, through creeks and inlets making, Comes silent, flooding in, the main. And not by eastern windows only, When daylight comes, comes in the light; In front the sun climbs slow, how slowly! But westward, look, the land is bright!
Arthur Hugh Clough
A dog barks when his master is attacked. I would be a coward if I saw that God’s truth is attacked and yet would remain silent.
Pearl S. Buck
Death not merely ends life, it also bestows upon it a silent completeness, snatched from the hazardous flux to which all things human are subject.
Hannah Arendt
The talkativeness of women has been gauged in comparison not with men but with silence. Women have not been judged on the grounds of whether they talk more than men, but of whether they talk more than silent women.
Dale Spender
It is not so easy to keep silent when the silence is a lie.
Victor Hugo
When the men are silent, it is our duty to raise our voices in behalf of our ideals.
Clara Zetkin
If I want to understand something, I must observe, I must not criticize, I must not condemn, I must not pursue it as pleasure or avoid it as non-pleasure. There must merely be the silent observation of a fact.
Jiddu Krishnamurti
God’s guiding hand, the guiding Voice, resting lightly upon us is best felt and heard when we are silent and still.
Brenda Shoshanna
Whistleblowers are typically rendered incommunicado, either because they’re in hiding, or advised by their lawyers to stay silent, or imprisoned. As a result, the public hears only about them, but never from them, which makes their demonization virtually inevitable.
Glenn Greenwald
Christ asks for a home in your soul, where he can be at rest with you, where he can talk easily to you, where you and he, alone together, can laugh and be silent and be delighted with one another.
Caryll Houselander
[On Kay Strozzi in The Silent Witness:] Miss Strozzi … had the temerity to wear as truly horrible a gown as ever I have seen on the American stage. … Had she not luckily been strangled by a member of the cast while disporting this garment, I should have fought my way to the stage and done her in, myself.
Dorothy Parker
A poet is the translator of the silent language of nature to the world.
Rufus Wilmot Griswold
[M]editation is not just being silent—that is only one part of it…. [I]t has to be creative. And when a poetry comes out of your inner silences, or a painting, it has a flavor which is not of this world.
You might want to put some clothes on’ suggested Jace ‘I’m all for the bra and panties look, but you don’t want the Silent Brothers to die of excitement
Cassandra Clare
To practice space is thus to repeat the joyful and silent experience of childhood; it is, in a place, to be other and to move toward the other…Kandinsky dreamed of: ‘a great city built according to all the rules of architecture and then suddenly shaken by a force that defies all calculation.
Michel de Certeau
Like the greatest virtue and the worst dogs, the fiercest hatred is silent.
Jean Paul
Sometimes a people lose their right to remain silent when pressured to remain silent.
Criss Jami
Horror has been a genre since the beginning of cinema, all the way back to the days of silent films. I don’t think it will ever go away because it’s so universal. Humor doesn’t always travel to other countries, but horror does.
John Carpenter
Blest is that nation whose silent course of happiness furnishes nothing for history to say.
Thomas Jefferson
The Taliban has a huge leadership problem at a critical political moment, another caliph has announced himself to the world, and the Taliban has been silent. And that is getting noticed by militants across South Asia.
Graeme Smith
Care-charmer Sleep, son of the sable Night, Brother to Death, in silent darkness born; Relive my languish, and restore the light.
Samuel Daniel
The great silent majority.
Richard M. Nixon
The less lines, the better. I am the silent film actor, but not in a slapstick sort of way. Film is an image-based medium, so whatever you can say without the words is far more provocative and punctuating. If the lines are not funny or if they don’t advance the story, sometimes it’s hard. I hate talk in movies.
Callum Keith Rennie
And at my silent window-sill The jessamine peeps in.
William C. Bryant
Better to remain silent and thought a fool, than to speak out and confirm that you didn’t do the assigned readings before the strategic planning retreat.
Abraham Lincoln
Rest in the Lord; wait patiently for Him. In Hebrew, “Be silent in God, and let Him mould thee.” Keep still, and He will mould thee to the right shape.
Martin Luther
Learning to be your natural self in front of five cameras and a silent studio takes time. Trying to be funny under duress is probably a lot like trying to play golf relaxed under pressure.
Colin Jost
My first ball I ever got from a big-league player I actually got to purchase in Dodger Stadium in a silent auction, was Reggie Jackson.
Pedro Martinez
Don’t say God is silent when your Bible is closed. Open it and read it. God will speak.
Adam Cappa
…Gratitude transforms the torment of memory of good things now gone into silent joy. One bears what was lovely in the past not as a thorn but as a precious gift deep within, a hidden treasure of which one can always be certain.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Fear is the dream killer, the silent voice that pushes us to lose our passion in a vain attempt to seek safety.
Seth Godin
When you speak of silent movies, everyone thinks of Charlie Chaplin first.
Michel Hazanavicius
Enigmatic – the quality of keeping silent and making people wonder if one is stupid rather than opening one’s mouth and removing all doubt.
Mary Jo Putney
The hardest I’ve ever laughed in a cinema was at ‘Silent Movie’ by Mel Brooks. I was 12-ish and I actually fell out of my seat. I saw it 10 years later hoping for the same hilarity but it didn’t happen. I’m not sure if that’s because of me or the film.
Sean Lock
To me, Twitter often feels like shouting things into a two-way mirror that I know has people behind it, maybe even people I know, and they are definitely listening, but mostly remain perfectly silent.
Mira Gonzalez
I am what you might call abstractly anti-capitalist. For instance, I am suspicious of the old leftists who focus all their hatred on the United States. What about Chinese neo-colonialism? Why are the left silent about that? When I say this, it annoys them, of course. Good!
Slavoj ЕЅiЕѕek
So many of you have lost everything. I do not know what to tell you. But surely he knows what to tell you! So many of you have lost members of your family. I can only be silent; I accompany you silently, with my heart…
Pope Francis
Internet outrage can seem mindless, but it rarely is. To make that assumption is dismissive. There’s something beneath the outrage – an unwillingness to be silent in the face of ignorance, hatred or injustice. Outrage may not always be productive, but it is far better than silence.
Roxane Gay
The man as he converses is the lover; silent, he is the husband.
Honore de Balzac
I was sent to boarding school – a grim place. The only good thing the headmaster did for us was every Sunday evening in the winter he would show us films in the chapel. He couldn’t afford a sound projector, so we saw silent films, which you could then still rent from photographic shops.
Kevin Brownlow
I think the myth about the ‘silent generation’ is just that, a myth.
David Dellinger
American Christians have been woefully silent on important issues. I am an American citizens now, and I love this country, but I see symptoms in the United States that I saw in Austria in 1938 when the Nazi Germans were terrorizing Europe.
Maria von Trapp
The lights of some people precede their dhikr, while the dhikr of some people precede their lights. There is the one who does (loud) dhikr so that his heart be illumined; and there is the one whose heart has been illumined and he does (silent) dhikr.
Ibn Ata Allah
That which cannot be said must not be said. That which cannot be said, one must be silent thereof.
Ludwig Wittgenstein
Blessed is the man, who having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact.
George Eliot
My great-grandfather played organ for silent movies. Talkies in, Gramps out.
Kent Beck
There’s nothing stupider than bursting into song for seven seconds and then falling silent again.
Richard Morris
When I’m governor, we’re not going to be silent like Bruce Rauner. Illinois will be a firewall against Donald Trump’s destructive and bigoted agenda.
J. B. Pritzker
I’m intrigued that the same letters from the alphabet are used in the word silent and in the word listen. Perhaps it’s evidence that the most important part of listening involves remaining silent.
Robert Herjavec
Lead us in a few words of silent prayer.
Bill Peterson
After one has been in prison, it is the small things that one appreciates: being able to take a walk whenever one wants, going into a shop and buying a newspaper, speaking or choosing to remain silent. The simple act of being able to control one’s person.
Nelson Mandela
In a world where there is so much noise, so much bewilderment, there is a need for silent adoration of Jesus concealed in the Host. Be assiduous in the prayer of adoration and teach it to the faithful. It is a source of comfort and light, particularly to those who are suffering.
Pope Benedict XVI
Some of the greatest battles will be fought within the silent chambers of your own soul.
Ezra Taft Benson
Silence is golden when you can’t think of a good answer.
Muhammad Ali
In a twilight garden, when a brown nightingale starts singing, what is left to a blonde chicken is to remain silent.
Mehmet Murat Ildan
The pen is the tongue of the hand; a silent utterer of words for the eye.
Henry Ward Beecher
Sometimes I have loved the peacefulness of an ordinary Sunday. It is like standing in a newly planted garden after a warm rain. You can feel the silent and invisible life.
Marilynne Robinson
Not everyone has been a bully or the victim of bullies, but everyone has seen bullying, and seeing it, has responded to it by joining in or objecting, by laughing or keeping silent, by feeling disgusted or feeling interested.
Octavia Butler
I would rather be attacked than unnoticed. For the worst thing you can do to an author is to be silent as to his works.
Samuel Johnson
Tact is the rare ability to keep silent while two friends are arguing, and you know both of them are wrong.
Hugh Allen
Romans, countrymen, and lovers, hear me for my cause, and be silent, that you may hear.
William Shakespeare
You will see nowadays TV’s Top 20 and Radio’s Top 20 tend to be the same. And then there are films that never reach to mass audience, and because of that, their soundtrack also dies a silent death.
Shankar Mahadevan
I always loved silent movies. I was not a specialist, but I loved them. And when I started directing, I became really fascinated by the format – how it works, the device of the silent movie. It’s not the same form of expression as a talkie. The lack of sounds makes you participate in the storytelling
Michel Hazanavicius
Being silent for a while is good. Words can’t really express a person’s emotions.
Andrei Tarkovsky
I love Yamaha Clavinovas. I have them at home, in the studio and on tour with me. I find them ideal for all sorts of things: silent practice with headphones at home; writing; arranging and… just playing the blues!
Jools Holland
Modesty is silent when it would be improper to speak; the humble, without being called upon, never recollects to say anything of himself.
Johann Kaspar Lavater
Everything that we call Invention or Discovery in the higher sense of the word is the serious exercise and activity of an original feeling for truth, which, after a long course of silent cultivation, suddenly flashes out into fruitful knowledge.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Be silent when you are criticised so that you can hear the critiques well!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
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
Sit quietly and listen for a voice that will say, “Be more silent.” As that happens, your soul starts to revive.
A fair exterior is a silent recommendation.
Publilius Syrus
Is it any wonder that for millions of men the only intimacy is physical, silent, and predictable?
Phil Donahue
The silent majority really is a liberal majority, even though the word liberal has taken a real beating over the last 20 years by radical conservatives.
Robert Reich
How beautiful is night! A dewy freshness fills the silent air; No mist obscures, nor cloud, nor speck, nor stain, Breaks the serene of heaven.
Robert Southey
Men had taken greater blows: that was what made a man a man. For did they not say that a man is like a funeral ram which must take whatever beating comes to it without opening its mouth; that the silent tremor of pain down its body alone must tell of its suffering?
Chinua Achebe
Know that the mirror of the heart is boundless. . . Here, opinions become silent, otherwise they will lead you into errors. . . for the heart is sacred – even more the heart is sacredness itself.
I was once sitting on a tube, and someone was playing my song so loudly through their ear phones next to me. I just stayed silent and chuckled to myself.
Sam Smith
Being silent isn’t being strong, it’s being a victim.
Jane Powell
Socrates called himself a midwife of ideas. A great book is often such a midwife, delivering to full existence what has been coiled like an embryo in the dark, silent depths of the brain.
Clifton Fadiman
I have always been a silent person and I don’t have any jhamela with anyone.
Rituparna Sengupta
History is the transformation of tumultuous conquerors into silent footnotes.
Paul Eldridge
The moon, like a flower in heaven’s high bower, with silent delight sits and smiles on the night.
William Blake
People ask me, ‘What do you do?’ And I tell them I’m a writer, but always with the silent reservation, ‘I am, of course, not really a writer. Hemingway was a writer.’
David Mamet
With this silent film, I wanted to hide what was going on in the clinic. I wanted to cover it up in the best cinematic way and in an entertaining manner.
Pedro Almodovar
There is one regard in which bullies show real perception when compared with their victims; it is their silent good-natured pleasure of the moment.
Thornton Wilder
Columbia students called me a baby killer, but remained silent for Ahmadinejad. I’m not sure if that was out of fear for the Iranian president or admiration.
Matt Sanchez
The sound of you, it offends me. Abomination, I command you to be silent.
Thomas E. Sniegoski
It must be good to die in Toronto. The transition between life and death would be continuous, painless and scarcely noticeable in this silent town. I dreaded the Sundays and prayed to God that if he chose for me to die in Toronto, he would let it be on a Saturday afternoon to save me from one more Toronto Sunday.
Leopold Infeld
Every object in the world can pass from a closed, silent existence to an oral state, open to appropriation by society, for there is no law, whether natural or not, which forbids talking about things
Roland Barthes
I can see us, living in the woods, her wearing that A, me with a S maybe, S for silent, S for stupid, for scared. S for silly. For shame.
Laurie Halse Anderson
As far as I’m concerned, I prefer silent vice to ostentatious virtue.
Albert Einstein
Once we know of atrocities we cannot remain silent, and knowledge inevitably leads to an urge to protect the innocent.
Azar Nafisi
Flowers rejoice when night is done, Lift their heads to greet the sun; Sweetest looks and odours raise, In a silent hymn of praise.
Henry Van Dyke
A few minutes ago every tree was excited, bowing to the roaring storm, waving, swirling, tossing their branches in glorious enthusiasm like worship. But though to the outer ear these trees are now silent, their songs never cease.
John Muir
In the awakened state, the mind is either perfectly silent or it is a perfectly clear instrument of expression.
Leonard Jacobson
I think it’s awfully difficult on the most important issues of the day… to remain silent, particularly when you’ve won a statewide election.
Michael Capuano
As my marriage was slowly dissolving into silent meals and awkward nights of avoiding conversation, I started pondering an unmarried future and wondered if I’d ever be able to hack being single again.
Emily V. Gordon
Self-censorship as a result of intimidation or social pressures, sometimes referred to as “political correctness”, constitutes a serious obstacle to the proper functioning of democracy. It is important to hear the views of all persons,including the “silent majority”, and to give heed to the weaker voices.
Alfred-Maurice de Zayas
If only the best birds sang, the forest would be silent.
Henry Van Dyke
I am very close to my family. I have learned a lot from my father. He used to tell me to be honest with yourself and not to argue with your seniors. You dont need to be involved in any quarrel, as sometimes you need to remain silent intelligently.
Suresh Raina
God walks with us. He scoops us up in His arms or simply sits with us in silent strength until we cannot avoid the awesome recognition that yes, even now, He is there.
Gloria Gaither
Over all the mountain tops is peace. In all treetops you perceive scarcely a breath. The little birds in the forest are silent. Wait then; soon, you too, will have peace.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Historically marginalised people – by gender, race or nationality – aren’t willing to be silent any longer on the crimes of the past and the continuing misrepresentations of historians.
Dawn Foster
I know that some believe that voluntary prayer in schools should be restricted to a moment of silence. We already have the right to remain silent – we can take our Fifth Amendment.
Ronald Reagan
Silent enim leges inter arma (Laws are silent in times of war).
Marcus Tullius Cicero
White bee, even when you are gone you buzz in my soul You live again in time, slender and silent.
Pablo Neruda
Lungs, they do not like to be messed with. I give pneumonia one star and that’s for the silent p.
Justine Larbalestier
If we offer too much silent assent about mysticism and superstition – even when it seems to be doing a little good – we abet a general climate in which scepticism is considered impolite, science tiresome, and rigorous thinking somehow stuffy and inappropriate.
Carl Sagan
The wise are silent, the foolish speak, and the children are thus led astray, for wisdom is not knowledge, it is a realization of the scheme and of one’s own part in it.
Algernon Blackwood
Music expresses that which cannot be put into words.
Victor Hugo
He stood there for a moment looking around the silent room, shaking his head slowly. All these books, he thought, the residue of a planet’s intellect, the scrapings of futile minds, the leftovers, the potpourri of artifacts that had no power to save men from perishing.
Richard Matheson
Those who condemn gay marriage, yet are silent or indifferent to the breakdown of marriage and divorce, are, in my view, missing the real issue.
Malcolm Turnbull
Allah is my witness. I will not be silent. I will never surrender.
Anwar Ibrahim
“Don’t be afraid to make corrections,” Picchu said. “Don’t be afraid to lend a hand.” She fell silent, seeming to think for a moment. “And don’t look down.”
Diane Duane
Wilson stopped and stood silent. Inattention dies a quick and sure death when a speaker does that.
Mark Twain
The sun to me is dark And silent as the moon, When she deserts the night Hid in her vacant interlunar cave.
John Milton
Blue, green, grey, white, or black; smooth, ruffled, or mountainous; that ocean is not silent.
H. P. Lovecraft
Screw the Silent Brothers.” “No thanks. There’s strong and silent, and then there’s just freaky.” “Isabelle!
Cassandra Clare
Your silent thoughts are like the roots of a plant. They remain hidden in the dark recesses of the earth, but from them stems the whole plant–its life and form, its strength and beauty. From them and through them the plant lives and dies. So, too, your thoughts, although hidden, are your real, vital force.
Lawrence G. Lovasik
Being so alone and so silent for so long gave me the opportunity to see how our brains actually work. I think of that so often in my regular life, as I’m always interacting with people or with my computer or phone.
Cheryl Strayed
We call that person who has lost his father, an orphan; and a widower that man who has lost his wife. But that man who has known the immense unhappiness of losing a friend, by what name do we call him? Here every language is silent and holds its peace in impotence.
Joseph Roux
Is there no hope? the sick man said, The silent doctor shook his head, And took his leave with signs of sorrow, Despairing of his fee to-morrow.
John Gay
Real music will make you more and more refined. It will become more and more silent. In fact, real music will help you to listen to silence, where all notes disappear, where only gaps remain. One note comes, disappears, and another has not come, and there is a gap. In that gap meditation flows in you.
It cannot be that there is a high appreciation of Jesus and a totally silent tongue about him
Charles Spurgeon
I have never seen opponents so silent about their record, and so desperate to keep their power.
Paul Ryan
The day of my arrest I was first put in a room where there were already several other prisoners, most of them Arabs. They laughed when they saw me. Then they asked what I was in for. I said I’d killed an Arab and they were all silent
Albert Camus
I’ve struggled with the awkwardness of cancer ever since my leukemia was diagnosed last May. When I told people my news, some people froze, falling silent. One person immediately began telling a story of an aunt who had died from the same kind of leukemia.
Suleika Jaouad
What madness is this, inviting sable Death by warfare? It always hovers close and comes unforeseen on silent steps.
Im obsessed with those old romance films. I also would love to venture into the silent film world. I think thats extremely compelling and interesting and really relies on the acting, even more so than when you have an actor speaking.
Sami Gayle
The refusal to take sides on great moral issues is itself a decision. It is a silent acquiescence to evil. The Tragedy of our time is that those who still believe in honesty lack fire and conviction, while those who believe in dishonesty are full of passionate conviction.
Fulton J. Sheen
It is often the case with the silent children about us, that they cherish a dream which they dare not talk about.
Selma Lagerlöf
I saw ‘The Artist.’ It’s really beautiful and it’s all done to the letter with all the silent film techniques. The costumes were amazing and the dog is so good.
Florence Welch
Lo! sweeten’d with the summer light,
The full-juiced apple, waxing over-mellow,
Drops in a silent autumn night.
All its allotted length of days
The flower ripens in its place,
Ripens and fades, and falls, and hath no toil,
Fast-rooted in the fruitful soil.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
In the dust where we have buried the silent races and their abominations we have buried so much of the delicate magic of life.
D. H. Lawrence
I am what you might call abstractly anti-capitalist. For instance, I am suspicious of the old leftists who focus all their hatred on the United States. What about Chinese neo-colonialism? Why are the left silent about that? When I say this, it annoys them, of course. Good!
Slavoj Zizek
Adolescence is a dreadful period. We tend to notice those youngsters who misbehave and call attention to themselves, but there are others, equally miserable, who receive no help simply because they are silent. (41)
Stephen Dobyns
If we ever opened a meeting with a prayer, silent or otherwise, we would disintegrate.
Jerry Falwell
In the 1980s and the 1990s, when HIV hit its peak, the gay community was at the forefront of the fight against the silent killer.
Elizabeth Flock
Unity, agreement, is always silent or soft-voiced; it is only discord that loudly proclaims itself.
Thomas Carlyle
If an ordinary person is silent, it may be a tactical manoeuvre. If a writer is silent, he is lying.
Jaroslav Seifert
Let your beauty manifest itself without talking and calculation.​ You are silent. It says for you: I am. And comes in meaning thousandfold​, comes at long last over everyone.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Where’s Barack Obama when Christmas references are being erased from civic calendars? Is he crying out in defense of religious liberty and our First Amendment? Nope. He’s as silent as a church mouse. And animosity toward religion continues to grow.
Chuck Norris
It was not that the jagged precipices were lofty, that the encircling woods were the dimmest shade, or that the waters were profoundly deep; but that over all, rocks, wood, and water, brooded the spirit of repose, and the silent energy of nature stirred the soul to its inmost depths.
Thomas Cole
I had the right to remain silent… but I didn’t have the ability.
Ron White
When you improvise, you work off the laughs from the audience, but when you step on stage to do standup, it’s silent.
Aubrey Plaza
To choose to be silent in any scene sometimes has more notes in my script than when you chose to speak.
Rhea Seehorn
I’m happy in a silent world – well, not a silent world but one that relies on – I’m in a pretty physical actor I suppose anyway, and I just don’t – I don’t struggle that idea of emotional expression just because there aren’t words to explain yourself.
Guy Pearce
It’s easier, as a white person, to be silent about racial injustice. It’s easier. On paper. But it’s not easier on the whole, because injustice affects all of us, whether we know it or not, whether we acknowledge it or not.
When you are modelling, you are creating a picture, a still life, perhaps something like a silent film. You convey emotion but you are only using your body.
Helena Christensen
If you become silent after your laughter, one day you will hear God also laughing, you will hear the whole existence laughing – trees and stones and stars with you.
All my concerts had no sounds in them; they were completely silent. People had to make up their own music in their minds!
Yoko Ono
President Bush has been silent on Schwarzenegger. Of course, he can’t pronounce Schwarzenegger.
David Letterman
You and I can turn and look at the silent river and wait. We know the current is there, hidden; and there are comings and goings from miles away that hold the stillness exactly before us. What the river says, that is what I say.
William Stafford
The question I ask myself daily is whether my smartphone has been my servant or a silent taskmaster. The truth is that our devices can serve us greatly in our walk with God, even in helping us rewire our brains in positive ways.
Tricia Rhodes
When the mind is empty, silent, when it is in a state of complete negation – which is not blankness, nor the opposite of being positive, but a totally different state in which all thought has ceased – only then is it possible for that which is unnameable to come into being.
Jiddu Krishnamurti
When a wise man does not understand, he says: “I do not understand.” The fool and the uncultured are ashamed of their ignorance. They remain silent when a question could bring them wisdom.
Frank Herbert
It is my province to teach to the church what the doctrine is. It is your province to echo what I say or to remain silent.
Bruce R. McConkie
Biological diversity is messy. It walks, it crawls, it swims, it swoops, it buzzes. But extinction is silent, and it has no voice other than our own.
Paul Hawken
The devil take these people and their language! They take a dozen monosyllabic words in their jaws, chew them, crunch them and spit them out again, and call that speaking. Fortunately they are by nature fairly silent, and although they gaze at us open-mouthed, they spare us long conversations.
Heinrich Heine
In regard of God, patience is a submission to His sovereignty. To endure a trial, simply because we cannot avoid or resist it, is not Christian patience. But to humbly submit because it is the will of God to inflict the trial, to be silent because the sovereignty of God orders it – is true godly patience.
Stephen Charnock
If you cannot commit several hours per week to maintain the liberty that others afforded you, then you, by your inaction and silent voice, abet those who seek to destroy it.
Dana Loesch
Silence is more musical than any song.
Christina Rossetti
Cruel with guilt, and daring with despair, the midnight murderer bursts the faithless bar; invades the sacred hour of silent rest and leaves, unseen, a dagger in your breast.
Samuel Johnson
As a model, I didn’t have an identity; I was a chameleon, a silent actress. I was an amorphous thing. I wasn’t full of personality, I was full of solitude and solemnity. I wasn’t a cover-girl type.
Carmen Dell’Orefice
That’s one of things I think I need to improve upon, communicating really well with my wife. My dad was kind of a strong silent type, and I have some of that in me, If you get me talking about hunting, fishing or faith, I can talk a while.
Mike Fisher
We were talking of DRAGONS, Tolkien and I In a Berkshire bar. The big workman Who had sat silent and sucked his pipe All the evening, from his empty mug With gleaming eye glanced towards us: “I seen ’em myself!” he said fiercely.
C. S. Lewis
I use the words you taught me. If they don’t mean anything any more, teach me others. Or let me be silent.
Samuel Beckett
I said, O Love, tell me this: Does the Lord know you are treating me this way? Love said to me, yes He does, just be totally… totally… silent
We need a leader who won’t be silent – as Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have been – as millions of Christians are persecuted throughout the Middle East.
Carly Fiorina
I believe that happiness can be found. If I thought otherwise, I should be silent and not make unhappiness the more bitter by discussing it.
Carl Hilty
Real action is in silent moments.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Sometimes I’d like everybody who is stuck, or lost, or vacant to stay that way and keep silent for as long as it takes, but that’s the critic in me talking.
David Toop
I don’t think…” then you shouldn’t talk, said the Hatter.
Lewis Carroll
I think television will do the same thing to radio that talkies did to silent movies.
Van Heflin
Would it be anything like a literary disaster if Gore Vidal were to fall silent? Easy. No. In fact, there is something to be said for the idea.
Lance Morrow
Seven years of silent inquiry are needful for a man to learn the truth, but fourteen in order to learn how to make it known to his fellow-men.
During war, the laws are silent.
Quintus Tullius Cicero
I’m becoming more squeamish. I didn’t use to be – nine years of ‘Silent Witness’ prepared me for most things one will have the misfortune to see in life. Before, I’d be wading up to my neck in gore, but now I tend to look away.
Amanda Burton
I have discovered a few things that help me when God seems silent…
– Press in to God when you want to pull away.
– Praise God out loud when you want to get lost in complaints.
– Put yourself in the company of truth (reading Scriptures and surrounding yourself with positive, Godly people.)
Lysa TerKeurst
Work while your strength and years permit you; crooked age will by-and-by come upon you with silent foot.
Sometimes it’s just silent…No sound at all. ‘Does that scare you?’ Chad nods. ‘Why?’ asks his father. ‘It’s like something’s waiting.
Mark Z. Danielewski
Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled.
Barbara Tuchman
I just used to love the sound of especially a female vocal like Ella Fitzgerald for example, it’s just that empowering self-control that can make a whole room go silent. I fell in love with that sound.
Ella Henderson
God is silent. Everything comes out of silence.
Mother Meera
I think the macho mystique was far more a guiding principle in our Dad’s generation than ours, the ‘strong silent type’ was much more common.
James Redford
Why is it that the people with whom one loves to be silent are also the very ones with whom one loves to talk?
Kate Douglas Wiggin
Around the steel no tortur’d worm shall twine, No blood of living insect stain my line; Let me, less cruel, cast the feather’d hook, With pliant rod athwart the pebbled brook, Silent along the mazy margin stray, And with the fur-wrought fly delude the prey.
John Gay
For it is the fate of a woman Long to be patient and silent, to wait like a ghost that is speechless, Till some questioning voice dissolves the spell of its silence. Hence is the inner life of so many suffering women Sunless and silent and deep, like subterranean rivers Runnng through caverns of darkness.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Be silent and safe-silence never betrays you.
John Boyle O’Reilly
Meditation is not a technique to master;
it is the highest form of prayer,
a naked act of love and effortless surrender
into the silent abyss beyond all knowing
Books are yours, Within whose silent chambers treasure lies Preserved from age to age; more precious far Than that accumulated store of gold And orient gems, which, for a day of need, The Sultan hides deep in ancestral tombs. These hoards of truth you can unlock at will.
William Wordsworth
Subby Subby Subby,” whispered Goss. “Keep those little bells on your slippers as quiet as you can. Sparklehorse and Starpink have managed to creep out of Apple Palace past all the monkeyfish, but if we’re silent as tiny goblins we can surprise them and then all frolic off together in the Meadow of Happy Kites.
China Mieville
In a certain state of mind, all trace of feeling is banished. Whenever I remain silent in a certain way, I don’t love you, have you noticed that?
Marguerite Duras
Be mine that silent calm repast,
A conscience cheerful to the last:
That tree which bears immortal fruit,
Without a canker at the root;
That friend which never fails the just,
When other friends desert their trust.
Nathaniel Cotton
Islam is a religion of justice and dignity, and we are taught to never keep silent when facing injustice, discrimination and double standards.
Tariq Ramadan
I connected very much with all the work of Joan Crawford because she started as a flapper. She used to dance and sing and she was very cute. She had something that was so different from what she is at the end of her life and she started in the silent movies and then went into the talkies.
Berenice Bejo
Let us accept the invitation, ever-open, from the Stillness, taste its exquisite sweetness, and heed its silent instruction.
Paul Brunton
It is spring, moonless night in the small town, starless and bible-black, the cobbledstreets silent and the hunched courters’-and-rabbits’ wood limping invisible down to the sloeblack, slow, black, crowblack, fishingboat-bobbing sea.
Dylan Thomas
If you can keep as silent as a broken gong, then you have attained, when you know no anger.
Gautama Buddha
It will often be a question when a man is or is not wise in advancing unpalatable opinions, or in preaching heresies; but it can never be a question that a man should be silent if unprepared to speak the truth as he conceives it.
George Henry Lewes
I sometimes read about authors who say they require a perfectly silent room maintained at precisely 68 degrees, with trash bags taped over the windows and a white-noise machine in the corner to write, and I think, ‘Who are these people, and do any of them have kids?
Jennifer Weiner
Silent streets have many things to say.
Mehmet Murat Ildan
The warrior: silent in his struggle, undetainable because he has nothing to lose, functional and efficacious because he has everything to gain.
Carlos Castaneda
He was silent for thirty seconds, maybe a minute. I uncrossed my legs under the table and wondered if this was the right moment to leave. It was as if my whole life revolved around trying to judge the right point in a conversation to say goodbye.
Haruki Murakami
When I was a kid, I loved all the silent comedians – Buster Keaton, Laurel and Hardy, Chaplin. And I used to imitate them. I’d go to see a Buster Keaton movie and come home and try things out I’d seen. I learned to do pratfalls when I was very young.
Dick Van Dyke
I don’t believe architecture has to speak too much. It should remain silent and let nature in the guise of sunlight and wind
Tadao Ando
How can a deer tell when a leaf falls silent in the forest? She hears it breathing differently.
Richard Bach
We can lie in the language of dress or try to tell the truth; but unless we are naked and bald, it is impossible to be silent.
Alison Lurie
Prayer is the Word of God which comes to you when you are silent enough, still enough, expectant enough to receive it.
Joel S. Goldsmith
We will not keep silent, even if the Formula One is taking place. We will protest for human rights and freedom.
Zainab al-Khawaja
But though first love’s impassioned blindness Has passed away in colder light, I still have thought of you with kindness, And shall do, till our last goodnight. The ever-rolling silent hours Will bring a time we shall not know, When our young days of gathering flowers Will be an hundred years ago.
Thomas Love Peacock
Do dead man dream? The dead themselves are silent on the matter
George R. R. Martin
Vanity is a relative of Pride; Vanity is talkative, pride is silent. When Vanity and Pride get together, they could make monstrosities.
Samael Aun Weor
LADY STUTFIELD I adore silent men. MRS ALLONBY Oh, Ernest isn’t silent. He talks the whole time. But he has got no conversation. What he talks about I don’t know. I haven’t listened to him for years.
Oscar Wilde
Do you love me?” he asked. I fell silent. “For the rest of it is glitter and noise,” he said. “At the heart of it all is love. You make that choice, and you go forward from there.
Sharon Shinn
I fear a Man of frugal speech – I fear a Silent Man – Haranguer – I can overtake – Or Babbler – entertain – But He who weigheth – While the Rest – Expend their furthest pound – Of this Man – I am wary – I fear that He is Grand –
Emily Dickinson
We live our little life; but Heaven is above us and all around and close to us; and Eternity is before us and behind us; and suns and stars are silent witnesses and watchers over us. We are enfolded by Infinity.
Albert Pike
The silence is there within us. What we have to do is to enter into it, to become silent, to become the silence. The purpose of meditation and the challenge of meditation is to allow ourselves to become silent enough to allow this interior silence to emerge. Silence is the language of the spirit.
John Main
Despite what traditional polling places and the media says, a majority of Americans support Donald Trump. A very silent majority.
Charlie Kirk
You shouldn’t be worried when people call, communicate, yell, argue, or cry for you. You should be worried when everyone is silent.
Behdad Sami
It’s nice, when fishing, to catch a fish. But it doesn’t really matter if you don’t. What you always catch is a quiet time sitting at the water’s edge, or in a gently rocking boat, a silent time of water and sky and the movement of natural things.
Ruth Rudner
Honestly, I always had the silent ambition of being a director.
Arbaaz Khan
Better remain silent, better not even think, if you are not prepared to act.
Annie Besant
From the age of four or five. I went to see a lot of Westerns then. But it was silent movies and I loved everything that happened then.
Eli Wallach
To me, the zombies have always just been zombies. They’ve always been a cigar. When I first made ‘Night of the Living Dead,’ it got analyzed and overanalyzed way out of proportion. The zombies were written about as if they represented Nixon’s Silent Majority or whatever. But I never thought about it that way.
George A. Romero
Wine lead to folly, making even the wise to laugh immoderately, to dance, and to utter what had better have been kept silent.
There’s no vocabulary For love within a family, love that’s lived in But not looked at, love within the light of which All else is seen, the love within which All other love finds speech. This love is silent.
T. S. Eliot
I believe that if the silent majority were to protest against those who believe in irrational blind faith – who want to go backwards instead of forward, who are for tradition not innovation, who oppose individualism and plurality of thought – then the world would become a truly civilized world in which to live.
Taslima Nasrin
Every organization has issues and concerns which are known about by many people who choose to remain silent.
Margaret Heffernan
And all these questions I ask myself. It is not in a spirit of curiosity. I cannot be silent. About myself I need know nothing. Here all is clear. No, all is not clear. But the discourse must go on. So one invents obscurities. Rhetoric.
Samuel Beckett
While strength and years permit, endure labor; soon bent old age will come with silent foot.
[Lat., Dum vires annique sinunt, tolerate labores.
Jam veniet tacito curva senecta pede.]
Lie still, lie still, my breaking heart; My silent heart, lie still and break: Life, and the world, and mine own self, are changed For a dream’s sake.
Christina Rossetti
Enough, if something from our hands have power To live, and act, and serve the future hour; And if, as toward the silent tomb we go, Through love, through hope, and faith’s transcendent dower, We feel that we are greater than we know.
William Wordsworth
I’m not John Lennon. I’m John Lennox. Now, ‘imagine a world without’ Stalin. The New Atheists are often silent about [the wrong done by atheists].
John Lennox
When the silent majority opens its mouth, it is usually to yawn.
Gerd de Ley
We need to ditch the idea that there is any value in the strong and silent man being in any way attractive. Being silent isn’t being strong, it’s being a victim.
Jane Powell
Boy is he pissed,” said Adrian. “Do you blame him?” asked Christian. “He just lost memerbship in the evil mastermind club. His brilliant plan fell apart, and now his daughter’s missing when he thought she was somewhere safe.” Adrian stayed pointedly silent.
Richelle Mead
About the injunction of the Apostle Paul that women should keep silent in church? Don’t go by one text only.
Teresa of Avila
What we do not see, what most of us never suspect of existing, is the silent but irresistible power which comes to the rescue of those who fight on in the face of discouragement.
Napoleon Hill
I think it better that in times like these a poet’s mouth be silent, for in truth we have no gift to set a statesman right.
William Butler Yeats
Tucker: You guys going to Milwaukee? Guy: Yes sir, heading home after a vacation. Tucker: Did you know there are midgets in Milwaukee? [The man and his wife are silent and confused.] Tucker: HUNDREDS OF THEM!
Tucker Max
American society to me and my brother was thrilling because, first of all, the food made noise. We were so excited about Rice Krispies and Coca-Cola. We had only silent food in our country, and we loved listening to our lunch and breakfast.
Mike Nichols
The genius of man is hidden in the silent, settled state of mind from where every thought emerges.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
The deepest rivers make least din, The silent soule doth most abound in care.
William Alexander, 1st Earl of Stirling
where I have seen good I shall speak of it with pleasure, and where I have seen the reverse, I shall try to be silent; for a book is meant to give pleasure, and pain that is inflicted in black and white lasts for ever.
Isabel Burton
I was pursuing my acting career, but I was silent on the LGBT issue, the issue that was closest to me. I knew if I came out then, I’d have had to change careers.
George Takei
I always map out how to get a good eight or nine hours of sleep before I even start my day. And my rule is to put my phone on silent when I go to bed; that way, no texts or emails can disturb me.
Alex Morgan
Touch not the flute when drums are sounding around; when fools have the word, the wise will be silent.
Johann Gottfried Herder
No more turning a blind eye to Chinese spies in our nuclear labs. No more keeping silent about Chinese slave labor camps.
Steve Forbes
This earth is my sister; I love her daily grace, her silent daring, and how loved I am. How we admire this strength in each other, all that we have lost, all that we have suffered, all that we know: We are stunned by this beauty, and I do not forget: what she is to me, what I am to her.
Susan Griffin
When all the Self was conquered and dead, when all passions and desires were silent, then the last must awaken, the innermost of Being that is no longer Self – the great secret!
Hermann Hesse
Tender, too, is the silence of human feet. You have but to pass a season amongst the barefooted to find that man, who, shod, makes so much ado, is naturally as silent as snow.
Alice Meynell
If the legends fall silent, who will teach the children of our ways?
Chief Dan George
We’ve been conditioned to be incredibly avoidant. ‘I’m afraid I’ll be called a racist if I say something wrong,’ is the familiar retort. Well, okay, that’s scary and difficult, but staying silent, avoiding the issue, doesn’t mean that racism goes away.
Marjorie Liu
One learns in life to keep silent and draw one’s own confusions.
Cornelia Otis Skinner
The breath of springtime at this twilight hour
Comes through the gathering glooms,
And bears the stolen sweets of many a flower
Into my silent rooms.
William C. Bryant
Next generation leaders are those who would rather challenge what needs to change and pay the price than remain silent and die on the inside
Andy Stanley
Hear, see, and be silent.
Baltasar Gracian
I sometimes read about authors who say they require a perfectly silent room maintained at precisely 68 degrees, with trash bags taped over the windows and a white-noise machine in the corner to write, and I think, ‘Who are these people, and do any of them have kids?’
Jennifer Weiner
Love, and do what you will. If you are silent, be silent for love; or if you cry out, cry out for love. If you chastise, chastise for love; if you spare, spare for love.
Saint Augustine
While I’m generally silent on the affairs of my biological mother, her recent tirade has taken a gross turn. I have never been approached by Dave Grohl in more than a platonic way. I’m in a monogamous relationship and very happy. Twitter should ban my mother.
Frances Bean Cobain
If you go searching for the Great Creator, you will come back empty-handed. The source of the universe is ultimately unknowable, a great invisible river flowing forever through a vast and fertile valley. Silent and uncreated, it creates all things.
Where everyone else sees a straight line, you see a maze, and when I’m done talking to you, the maze starts to make more sense –Reply by Dove to Aly’s silent inquiry
Tamora Pierce
I often regret that I have spoken; never that I have been silent.
Publilius Syrus
The subject of the novel is reality liberated from soul. The reader in complete independence presented with a structured process:let him evaluate it, not the author. The façade of the novel cannot be other than stone or steel, flashing electrically or dark, but silent.
Alfred Doblin
By He in whose Hand is my soul, I have lived amongst people who never ordered food to be prepared for themselves If [food] was presented to one of them, he would eat, otherwise, he would be silent; and he would not care if it was hot or cold.
Abu Nu`aym
There’s only so long you can play the silent type standing in the background. ‘GoldenEye’ was good for that. I was the villain: James Bond was doing all the heavy lifting. I liked that.
Sean Bean
The rolling stone rolls echoing from rock to rock; but the rolling stone is dead. The moss is silent because the moss is alive.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
It’s hard for an educated woman to turn her head off. That’s part of the joy of being a submissive. None of the decisions are yours. When you can’t refuse anything and can’t even move, those voices in your head go silent. All you can do, and all you are permitted to do, is feel.
Cherise Sinclair
When we meditate, what we actually do is enter into a vacant, calm, still, silent mind. We go deep within and approach our true existence, which is our soul. When we live in the soul, we feel that we are actually meditating spontaneously
Sri Chinmoy
A life that moves to gracious ends
Thro’ troops of unrecording friends,
A deedful life, a silent voice.
Alfred the Great
I hate a sleepy, nonresponsive, and silent audience because it fails to excite me as a performer.
Asha Bhosle
Silence is something that comes from your heart, not from outside. Silence doesn’t mean not talking and not doing things; it means that you are not disturbed inside. If you’re truly silent, then no matter what situation you find yourself in you can enjoy the silence.
Nhat Hanh
Nothing is more useful than silence.
But if Satan speaks sometimes, God keep silent, always. We have to find the answers alone.
Rene Barjavel
We are constantly telling ourselves what we most want to know, and at the same time are deaf to it. Why does envy have such a fierce bite? Why do we fall silent or get worried just as our story is about to spring out of our control and into its own life? Whose shadow falls across the page?
Bonnie Friedman
I’m not an American actor. I’m a French actor. I’ll continue in France. If I could make another silent movie in America, I’d like to!
Jean Dujardin
The words “silent majority” are very descriptive of what is happening with me.
Donald Trump
Fosse would say that it’s important to trust silence. He very much liked the use of the tacit, or silent, count, where nothing is happening. He also liked percussion. His is a world of angular movement and mystery, quiet, semi-taciturn and percussive.
Ann Reinking
There is a great beauty in every language and there is a great language in every beauty! Be silent and listen to them!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
It is the most painful thing to see how young children become collateral damage of wars, but when peace treaties are signed landmines do not respect any of these accords. And as long as these silent killers linger after wars, children will never know peace
Danny Glover
Seeing her sitting there unresponsive makes me realize that silence has a sound.
Jodi Picoult
One day Donald Trump will discover that he is owned by Lutheran Brotherhood and must re negotiate his debt load with a committee of silent Norwegians who dont understand why anyone would pay more than $120.00 for a suit.
Garrison Keillor
One must learn to be silent just as one must learn to talk.
Virginia Woolf
Though her soul requires seeing, the culture around her requires sightlessness. Though her soul wishes to speak its truth, she is pressured to be silent.
Clarissa Pinkola Estes
The white paintings came first; my silent piece came later.
John Cage
They carried all they could bear, and then some, including a silent awe for the terrible power of the things they carried.
Tim O’Brien
Two of the cruelest, most primitive punishments our town deals out to those who fall from favor are the empty mailbox and the silent telephone.
Hedda Hopper
Be silent as to services you have rendered, but speak of favours you have received.
Seneca the Younger
Please be SILENT and LISTEN. I am the SCHOOLMASTER and you are in the CLASSROOM. Just like ELEVEN PLUS TWO equals TWELVE PLUS ONE, And even a FUNERAL can be REAL FUN, You will find my DICTIONARY is quite INDICATORY. If you want to read my story, just look… THEN UNREAD.
Pseudonymous Bosch
If people were silent, nothing would change.
Malala Yousafzai
We are silent at the beginning of the day because God should have the first word, and we are silent before going to sleep because the last word also belongs to God.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent.
Henry David Thoreau
Today’s white majority is largely silent about the race question.
Constance Baker Motley
Silent films weren’t so different from my comics – the basic choice both offer an artist is what do you show and what do you tell.
Emil Ferris
I think in Vice and American Me I played very silent, rigid characters and people remember them.
Edward James Olmos
For thirty-five years, David Halberstam, an unsilent member of the Silent Generation, has contemplated America and its place in the world, casting his eye on big subjects – Vietnam, global economics, race, mass media, and the 1950s.
John Gregory Dunne
Sometimes it seemed to me I could not look at those silent little figures; that I must go north, to the grim coal fields, to the Rocky Mountain camps, where the labor fight is at least fought by grown men
Mother Jones
He who is silent must be agreed with, for what shall the wings of opposition thresh upon, without the winds of conversation to shoulder them.
Bryant H. McGill
It’s more eerie to be alone in a city that’s lit up and functioning than one that’s a tomb. If everything were silent, one could almost pretend to be in nature. A forest. A meadow. Crickets and birdsong. But the corpse of civilization is as restless as the creatures that now roam the graveyards.
Isaac Marion
Let us refuse to be silent! Speaking freely is a decisive step forward on the road to freedom.
Leyla Zana
Flakes of white fall thru the trees and onto the road, catching on our clothes and hair. It’s a silent fall and it’s weird how it makes everything else seem quiet, too, like it’s trying to tell you a secret, a terrible, terrible secret.
Patrick Ness
the real “work” of prayer is to become silent and listen to the voice that says good things about me. To gently push aside and silence the many voices that question my goodness and to trust that I will hear the voice of blessing– that demands real effort.
Henri Nouwen
But now his dry and silent grieving for his lost wife must end, for there she stood, the fierce, recalcitrant, and fragile stranger, forever to be won again.
Ursula K. Le Guin
A hush is over everything, Silent as women wait for love; The world is waiting for the spring.
Sara Teasdale
She said nothing, and Sir Andrew, too, was silent, yet those two young people understood one another, as young people have a way of doing all the world over, and have done since the world began.
Baroness Orczy
Since I’ve learned to be silent, everything has come so much closer to me.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Silence is the language of God, all else is poor translation.
The Chinese are brought up to believe that you should be silent in class. The teacher speaks, and you just listen and absorb what they say.
Caleb Deschanel
All Nature’s wildness tells the same story: the shocks and outbursts of earthquakes, volcanoes, geysers, roaring, thundering waves and floods, the silent uprush of sap in plants, storms of every sort, each and all, are the orderly, beauty-making love-beats of Nature’s heart.
John Muir
I would tell you more of Him, but how shall I? When love becomes vast love becomes wordless. And when memory is overladen it seeks the silent deep.
Khalil Gibran
Prayer did not come easily to me for I always feel that prayer is a silent things, and opening of the heart. To ask for earthly benefits, to reel out a list of requirements and expect them to be supplied is not prayer. It is putting God in the same category as an intelligent grocer.
D.E. Stevenson
To remain silent in the face of evil is itself a form of evil.
Sue Monk Kidd
As time passes by and you look at portraits, the people come back to you like a silent echo. A photograph is a vestige of a face, a face in transit. Photography has something to do with death. It’s a trace.
Henri Cartier-Bresson
It is better to be silent and be real than to talk and not be real.
Ignatius of Antioch
The ‘Story of Silent Night’, which was given to me one Christmas when I was six – it was the story of a down and out composer who had no ideas left, and it was Christmas, and he came up with the hymn ‘Silent Night.’
Adriana Trigiani
Moralists love to discourse on the hollowness of success; about the hollowness of failure they are silent.
Mason Cooley
The great Islamic nation cannot … be indifferent and remain silent on the injustice done to you. The Islamic nation is required to assist you in any way it can.
Ali Khamenei
God is silent. Now if only man would shut up.
Woody Allen
There are two kinds of artists in this world; those that work because the spirit is in them, and they cannot be silent if they would, and those that speak from a conscientious desire to make apparent to others the beauty that has awakened their own admiration.
Anna Katharine Green
I drove away from my mind everything capable of spoiling the sense of the presence of God…. I just make it my business to persevere in His holy presence… My soul has had an habitual, silent, secret conversation with God.
Brother Lawrence
You are most like Christ, when you remain silent under attack.
Rick Warren
For both parties in a controversy, the most disagreeable way of retaliating is to be vexed and silent; for the aggressor usually regards the silence as a sign of contempt.
Friedrich Nietzsche
I am smiling at myself today There’s no wish left in this heart Or perhaps there is no heart left Free from all desire I sit quietly like Earth My silent cry echoes like thunder Throughout the universe I am not worried about it I know it will be heard by no one Except me.
Two of the biggest conversational blunders you can make are saying something when you should stay silent, and staying silent when you should say something.
Mardy Grothe
The conscience of an artist worthy of the name is like an incurable disease which causes him endless torment but occasionally fills him with silent joy.
Georges Rouault
Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.
Certainly there are many Congress members who have been arrested in the past on immigration issues and will continue to because we all understand that staying silent is not an option.
Pramila Jayapal
Too often the strong, silent man is silent only because he does not know what to say, and is reputed strong only because he has remained silent.
Winston Churchill
It is a sultry day; the sun has drunk
The dew that lay upon the morning grass;
There is no rustling in the lofty elm
That canopies my dwelling, and its shade
Scarce cools me. All is silent, save the faint
And interrupted murmur of the bee,
Settling on the sick flowers,
And then again Instantly on the wing.
William C. Bryant
No one knows how Donald came to be who he is better than his own family. Unfortunately, almost all of them remain silent out of loyalty or fear. I’m not hindered by either of those.
Mary L. Trump
If you are silent through meditation, utterly silent, suddenly you feel a tremendous urge to create something.
I can say is usually people are slightly confused. They think that silent movies are old. But, the fact is, they are old because they have been made in the ’20s. That’s the thing that makes them old. Not the format. The format is just a format. It’s not an old format.
Michel Hazanavicius
He who is silent is forgotten; he who does not advance falls back; he who stops is overwhelmed; out distanced, crushed; he who ceases t grow becomes smaller; he who leaves off, gives up; the condition of standing still is the beginning of the end.
Henri Frederic Amiel
It would have been more logical if silent pictures had grown out of the talkies instead of the other way around.
Mary Pickford
I love silent films. The future is unwritten.
Jim Jarmusch
A good book is the plectrum with which our else silent lyres are struck.
Henry David Thoreau
I’m a big fan of silent cinema and I think that before I got into the canon of European arthouse cinema, the first interesting films I liked as a kid were German expressionist silent films.
Robert Eggers
I don’t fear death; I fear remaining silent in the face of injustice. I am young and I want to live. But I say to those that would eliminate my voice: I am ready, wherever and whenever you might strike. You can cut down the flower, but nothing can stop the coming of the spring.
Malalai Joya
Though there are times when it may seem like God is silent, he is never absent.
Brian Houston
The core plot of ‘Mercury’ is so gripping that when I thought of making it as a silent film, it only made it more interesting. Once I finished writing the first draft, making a silent film that’s both thrilling and engaging seemed possible. When the film team read the final script, they felt the same.
Karthik Subbaraj
Also she had the power of silent sympathy. That sounds rather dull, I know, but it’s not so dull as it sounds. It just means that a person is able to know that you are unhappy, and to love you extra on that account, without bothering you by telling you all the time how sorry she is for you.
E. Nesbit
Washington once advised his adopted grandson that where there is no occasion for expressing an opinion, it is best to be silent. For there is nothing more certain than that it is at all times more easy to make enemies than friends.
Ron Chernow
Just telling a story. That’s cinema. It’s not silent, black and white. It’s a simple story that’s well made.
Jean Dujardin
If a police officer arrests a mime, does he need to tell him he has the right to remain silent.
Jess Walter
It’s after dark that I feel most inspired, I’m a nocturnal creature. I’ll write poetry or streams of consciousness, play instruments, or teach myself to DJ by doing a silent solo set.
Arlo Parks
All tyranny, bigotry, aggression, and cruelty are wrong, and whenever we see it, we must never be silent.
Ingrid Newkirk
When the lives and the rights of children are at stake, there В must be no silent witnesses.
Carol Bellamy
Film is really the one art form that can effectively use silence. Music and theater can play with silence, but they can’t sustain silence without losing energy, whereas film can go into a silent mode and stay there for minutes at a time.
Walter Murch
I think a lot of our team commitment is a silent understanding that each one of us has poured our life into what we’re doing.
Claire Carver-Dias
Cats are distant, discreet, impeccably clean and able to stay silent. What more could be needed to be good company?
Marie Leszczynska
I grow silent. Dear soul, you speak.
After all these years, I see that I was mistaken about Eve in the beginning; … I should be sorry to have that voice fall silent and pass out of my life.
Mark Twain
I think the approach of the character for us is the same in a silent movie as in a talking movie because we had balance, we had lines to learn.
Berenice Bejo
Thus in the winter stands the lonely tree, Nor knows what birds have vanished one by one, Yet knows its boughs more silent than before
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Nothing marks the change from the city to the country so much as the absence of grinding noises. The country is never silent. But its sounds are separate, distinct, and as it were, articulate.
Henry Ward Beecher
The silent thing onstage allows for a kind of intimacy that no conversation can have. If I just shut up, we’re forced to look at each other and really confront that moment.
He listened to her with silent attention, and on her ceasing to speak, rose directly from his seat, and after saying in a voice of emotion, ‘To your sister I wish all imaginable happiness; to Willoughby, that he may endeavor to deserve her,’ took leave, and went away.
Jane Austen
The vibe in our locker room is real energetic and fun and real personable, I think from Day 1. That gets you through a lot of tough times, where in hard times, it might be common nature for guys to do their own thing and split up and become silent.
Stephen Curry
In the deserted harbour there is yet water that laps against the quays. In the dark and silent forest, there is a leaf that falls. Behind the polished panelling the white ant eats away the wood. Nothing is ever quiet, except for fools
Alan Paton
Be still, and know that I am God. We must not interpret that ‘Be still’ in a sentimental manner. Some regard it as a kind of exhortation to us to be silent; but it is nothing of the sort. It means, ‘Give up -or ‘Give in’ and admit I am God’. God is addressing people who are opposed to Him.
Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Hope will never be silent.
Harvey Milk
When an idea comes, spend silent time with it. Remember Keats’s idea of Negative Capability and Kipling’s advice to “drift, wait and obey”. Along with your gathering of hard data, allow yourself also to dream your idea into being.
Rose Tremain
Silence accompanies the most significant expressions of happiness and unhappiness: those in love understand one another best when silent, while the most heated and impassioned speech at a graveside touches only outsiders, but seems cold and inconsequential to the widow and children of the deceased.
Anton Chekhov
I had to go to see the careers woman at school, and when she asked me what I wanted to do after school, I told her flat: ‘I want to be a professional footballer.’ I can remember her being silent for a few seconds, just looking at me.
Ashley Young
There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls.
George Carlin
The night was clear and frosty, all ebony of shadow and silver of snowy slope; big stars were shining over the silent fields; here and there the dark pointed firs stood up with snow powdering their branches and the wind whistling through them.
Lucy Maud Montgomery
I can hear those glances that you think are silent.
Jean Racine
Which was how Britteny ended up nestled next to Mickey, under the shelter of a painter’s drop cloth. She felt no pain. She saw no light. She heard, but barely. Her heart was still and silent. Yet she did not die.
Michael Grant
There is ebb and flow. Leaving and coming. Flight and fall. Sing and silent. Reaching and reached.
Ally Condie
Don’t judge or analyze what you observe. Watch the thought, feel the emotion, observe the reaction. Don’t make a personal problem out of them. You will then feel something more powerful than any of those things that you observe: the still, observing presence itself behind the content of your mind, the silent watcher.
Eckhart Tolle
Silent harmony is the gift you give yourself… As you push past the infinite, you can feel your own music, your own frequency, beginning to project itself past you, beyond infinity, into nowhere, starting to generate its own star.
Robert Young
It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.
Madeleine Albright
Often a silent face has voice and words.
That’s what the voices in your head are for, to get you through the silent parts.
David Levithan
Obama and the liberal Democrats fail to represent the silent majority: the conservative women who are too busy raising families, paying bills, and making a living. These women prefer to listen to Rush Limbaugh, not Nancy Pelosi, and want their children to have jobs and a bright future in this great country.
Mercedes Schlapp
I dream of silent verses where the rhyme glides noiseless as an oar.
Richard Aldington
I think we’re entering a new period of filmmaking that’s analogous to switching from black-and-white to color, or from silent to sound. The medium is completely flexible, and it’s not bound by anything. If you imagine something, you can do it.
Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Our lives are rivers, gliding free to that unfathomed, boundless sea, the silent grave!
Pascal Mercier
And as a single leaf turns not yellow but with the silent knowledge of the whole tree.
Khalil Gibran
The idea of wilderness needs no defense. It only needs more defenders.
Remaining silent about the destruction of nature is an endorsement of that destruction.
Edward Abbey
In a quiet Franciscan monastery kind and silent monks looked after me. After many weeks I was discharged. Unfit for further service.
Ernst Toller
Anger and hate against one we love steels our hearts, but contempt or pity leaves us silent and ashamed.
Edgar Rice Burroughs
Meditate or spend silent time in nature with your partner. When going for a walk or sitting in the car or at home, become comfortable with being in stillness together. Stillness cannot and need not be created. Just be receptive to the stillness that is already there, but is usually obscured by mental noise.
Eckhart Tolle
The worm hissed. “You said it couldn’t see!” shouted Oates, forgetting Umber’s instruction to be silent. He shook a fist. “We all heard it, Umber! You specifically said, it couldn’t see!” “I know-isn’t it wonderful to learn something new?” Umber laughed.
P.W. Catanese
Music is the purest form of art, and therefore the most direct expression of beauty, with a form and spirit which is one and simple, and least encumbered with anything extraneous. We seem to feel that the manifestation of the infinite in the finite forms of creation is music itself, silent and visible.
Rabindranath Tagore
It would be of great use to us to form our deliberate judgments of persons and things in the calmest and serenest hours of life, when the passions of nature are all silent, and the mind enjoys its most perfect composure.
Isaac Watts
No thought, no mind, no choice — just being silent, rooted in yourself.
Today we are aware as never before of the plurality of human life-styles and possibilities, while at the same time being tied, like in an old silent movie, to a runaway locomotive rushing headlong toward a very singular catastrophe
Gary Snyder
My duty moves along with my song: I am I am not: that is my destiny. I exist not if I do not attend to the pain of those who suffer: they are my pains. For I cannot be without existing for all, for all who are silent and oppressed, I come from the people and I sing for them: my poetry is song and punnishment.
Pablo Neruda
I love the silent hour of night, for blissful dreams may then arise, revealing to my charmed sight what may not bless my waking eyes.
Anne Bronte
When he finally stopped calling, the hush felt strange. It felt like the whole world went silent when Marc did, as if I could see peoples mouths moving, but I couldnt hear what they were saying. Like I’d gone deaf.
Rachel Vincent
I had 2 choices, be silent and get killed, or speak up and be killed, I chose the second option.
Malala Yousafzai
The laws will not be silent in time of war but they’ll speak with a somewhat different voice.
William Rehnquist
To persevere in one’s duty, and be silent is the best answer to calumny
George Washington
Some of my favorites are the classics like ‘What They Do,’ ‘Proceed,’ ‘You Got Me,’ and ‘Silent Treatment.’
Black Thought
It is difficult to discern a serious threat to religious liberty from a room of silent, thoughtful schoolchildren.
Sandra Day O’Connor
Thou, silent form, dost tease us out of thought As doth eternity.
John Keats
The silver Swan, who, living, had no Note, when Death approached, unlocked her silent throat. Leaning her breast upon the reedy shore, thus sang her first and last, and sang no more: ‘Farewell, all joys! O Death, come close mine eyes! More Geese than Swans now live, more Fools than Wise.’
Orlando Gibbons
There has come a time when we can no longer remain silent but must speak up for our country which is being sold, abused, mined, depleted, drained, overworked, over-loved, its plants and animals becoming endangered and exterminated faster than we can renew them. Our country is silent, so we must speak and act to save it.
Di Morrissey
We ought to make the moments notes Of happy glad Thanksgiving; The hours and days, a silent praise Of music we are living.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
A silent majority and government by the people is incompatible.
Tom Hayden
The more we learn about flowers, the less silent they are.
Sharman Apt Russell
Stupidity assumes two forms, it speaks or is silent. Mute stupidity is bearable.
Honore de Balzac
I’ve never been afraid of the dark. I’m more afraid of the day, of people. I love the night. The solitude. Well, I don’t love it. I don’t feel love. I hate people, so I hope when I get there it isn’t crowded. I hope the light is a momentary phenomenon and the other side is completely black. And silent.
Julie Anne Peters
A parent has to be silent much of the time.
Helen Beardsley
There is so much noise in the world! May we learn to be silent in our hearts and before God.
Pope Francis
When death comes too near, comedy and tragedy fall silent.
Mason Cooley
One of the Silent Brothers is here to see you. Hodge sent me to wake you up. Actually he offered to wake you himself, but since it’s 5 a.m., I figured you’d be less cranky if you had something nice to look at.” “Meaning you?” “What else?
Cassandra Clare
I have often regretted having spoken, never having kept silent.
Publilius Syrus
When I am silent, I have thunder hidden inside.
Isabel had gone silent in a way that shouted the silence to me.
Maggie Stiefvater
Le silence est la plus grande perseВ  cution: jamais les saints ne se sont tus. Silence is the greatest of all persecutions: no saint was ever silent.
Blaise Pascal
While Frazier was a man of few words / Ali was a world of mouth / but he found his place in history / Now his heart can express him well / Joe Frazier was a silent warrior / whom Ali silently admired / One could not rise without the other
Muhammad Ali
I think that one’s art is a growth inside one. I do not think one can explain growth. It is silent and subtle. One does not keep digging up a plant to see how it grows.
Emily Carr
I got my start in silent radio.
Bob Monkhouse
Everything is possible to him who wills only what is true! Rest in Nature, study, know, then dare; dare to will, dare to act and be silent!
Eliphas Levi
In silent movies, they tended to put the camera down, and everybody walked in front of it and acted, and then they all walked off. Cutting was quite infrequent.
Bruce Beresford
We fell silent and all joking ceased. We gazed mutely into each other’s eyes and an intense longing for the fullest avowal of the truth forced us to a confession, requiring no words whatever, or the incommensurable misfortune that weighed upon us. With tears and sobs we sealed a vow to belong to each other alone.
Frederic Chopin
The one who insists on never uttering an error must remain silent.
Werner Heisenberg
And then, there will be some black men who can remember that, with silent tongue, and clenched teeth, and steady eye, and well-poised bayonnet, they have helped mankind on to this great consummation.
Abraham Lincoln
Note that there was no claim for these attacks [on 9/11]. There were no demands. There were no statements. It was a silent piece of terror.
Edward Said
There are two ways of attaining an important end, force and perseverance; the silent power of the latter grows irresistible with time.
Sophie Swetchine
Perhaps it is possible to discover more in silence than in speech. Or perhaps it is only that those who are silent among us learn to listen.
Alice Hoffman
The fog comes on little cat feet. It sits looking over the harbor
and city on silent haunches and then moves on.
Carl Sandburg
Just because a woman is silent does not mean she agrees.
Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Secrets, silent, stony sit in the dark palaces of both our hearts: secrets weary of their tyranny: tyrants willing to be dethroned.
James Joyce
When I was supposed to be awake, I was asleep. When I was supposed to sleep, I was silent. When a pleasure offered itself to me, I avoided it.
Susanna Kaysen
Be silent, Only the Hand of God Can remove The burdens of your heart.
The faithful witness, like…Socrates, Voltaire, and Swift and Christ himself, is at his best when he is questioning and clarifying and avoiding the specialists obsession with solution. He betrays society when he is silent…He is true to himself and to people when his clarity causes disquiet.
John Ralston Saul
That silent gap between your thoughts is your window to the cosmic mind.
Deepak Chopra
I don’t want to be married just to be married. I can’t think of anything lonelier than spending the rest of my life with someone I can’t talk to, or worse, someone I can’t be silent with.
Mary Ann Shaffer
Britain won its wars on the playing fields of Eton. America developed its mettle at the muddy gaps of the Cumberlands, in the swift rapids of its rivers, on the limitless reaches of its western plains, in the silent vastness of primeval forests, and in the blizzard-ridden passes of the Rockies and Coast ranges.
Harvey Broome
No miles of level desert, no jagged mountain heights, no sea of endless blue Neither words nor tears, nor silent fears will keep me from coming back to you.
Lisa Kleypas
Traditional westerns typify some of the hardships men face: you have to be rugged, silent, stoic. It’s a man against nature, against the world.
Lisa Joy
I love the silent era because you can see the rules being written, the grammar of film being created. Most of my films are in some way love letters to the silent era.
Dave McKean
Ooh, the silent treatment.
Ally Carter
The intoxication of the faro drinker only shows itself at first by an increase in noise which is only deafening, and finally by a silent deterioration of the mind.
Gerard De Nerval
How can you expect God to speak in that gentle and inward voice which melts the soul, when you are making so much noise with your rapid reflections? Be silent and God will speak again.
Francois Fenelon
Now it is time to sit quiet, face to face with thee, and to sing dedication of life in this silent and overflowing leisure.
Rabindranath Tagore
I wrote ‘Time of the Dark’ in 1978 and ‘The Silent Tower’ in 1984, so the thing that sticks out for me is how totally technology has changed. I suppose that’s the great peril for real-world crossovers.
Barbara Hambly
I think music comes out of silence… and I have a lot of silent time, without a pesky guitar interrupting my thoughts.
Jason Becker
Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.
Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.
Ludwig Wittgenstein
David Mamet
A learned historian declared to me of a contemporary, that the latter had appropriated his researches; he might, indeed, and he had a right to refer to the same originals; but if his predecessor had opened the sources for him, gratitude is not a silent virtue.
Isaac D’Israeli
There is musick, even in the beauty and the silent note which Cupid strikes, far sweeter than the sound of an instrument.
Thomas Browne
Give to God just one thought of sincere love and longing and He responds: ‘My child, one silent call from the depths of your soul, and I am there in an instant.’
Daya Mata
The sad and solemn night hath yet her multitude of cheerful fires;
The glorious host of light walk the dark hemisphere till she retires;
All through her silent watches, gliding slow,
Her constellations come, and climb the heavens, and go.
William C. Bryant
I felt so full of gratitude and humility that I clasped my hands in front of me, closed my eyes and said a silent prayer of thanks to God… I had at last achieved something I’d wanted for so long… My insides bubbled with happiness. It was a dream come true.
Cathy Freeman
The signs are increasing. The lights in the sky will appear red, blue, green, rapidly. Someone is coming from very far and wants to meet the people of earth. Meetings have already taken place, but those who have really seen have been silent.
Pope John XXII
Self-loathing is the silent hemorrhaging of the soul. You don’t feel or see the life force fleeing until it’s not longer there, and then, of course, it’s too late.
Sarah Ban Breathnach
I love silent cinema but don’t hold it sacred. Like any branch of film there are some very boring films alongside the masterpieces.
Michel Hazanavicius
We cannot be passive and silent towards those who reject God’s Word and our holy faith.
Abraham Kuyper
You would think the fury of aerial bombardment
would rouse God to relent; the infinite spaces
Are still silent. He looks on shock-pried faces.
History, even, does not know what is meant.
Richard Eberhart
Calm and silent and steady work, and no newspaper humbug, no name-making, you must always remember.
Swami Vivekananda
If I speak, I am condemned. If I stay silent, I am damned!
Victor Hugo
The importance of writing in the breakdown of the bicameral voices is tremendously important. What had to be spoken is now silent and carved upon a stone to be taken in visually.
Julian Jaynes
I can’t bear the silent ringing in my skull.
Jonathan Lethem
Trust is like blood pressure. It’s silent, vital to good health, and if abused it can be deadly.
Frank K. Sonnenberg
A growing community must integrate three elements: a life of silent prayer, a life of service and above all of listening to the poor, and a community life through which all its members can grow in their own gift.
Jean Vanier
One writes a poem when one is so taken up by an emotional concept that one is unable to remain silent.
Stephen Dobyns
Every immigrant family, it seems, has someone who does not belong in the new country they have come to. It feels like permanent exile to that one brother or wife who cannot stand a silent fate in Boston or London or Melbourne. I’ve met many who remain haunted by the persistent ghost of an earlier place.
Michael Ondaatje
God is not silent. It is the nature of God to speak. The second person of the Holy Trinity is called “The Word.” The Bible is the inevitable outcome of God’s continuous speech. It is the infallible declaration of His mind.
Aiden Wilson Tozer
A single star is rising in the east, and from afar sheds a most tremulous lustre; silent Night doth wear it like a jewel on her brow.
Bryan Procter
Viscosity and velocity are opposites, yet they can look the same. Viscosity causes the stillness of disinclination, velocity causes the stillness of fascination. An observer can’t tell if a person is silent and still because inner life has stalled or because inner life is transfixingly busy.
Susanna Kaysen
Personally, I think the silent films were more effective for L&H, but the sound was of great value in enhancing the effects – dialog eliminated a lot of action & sight gags – I always feel that ‘action’ speaks louder than words.
Stan Laurel
Bien que les Г©toiles ne parlent pas, mГЄme en Г©tant silencieux, ils crient. Although the stars do not speak, even in being silent they cry out.
John Calvin
Whole days and weeks have I spent prostrate on the ground in silent or vocal prayer.
George Whitefield
I always loved silent movies. I was not a specialist, but I loved them. And when I started directing, I became really fascinated by the format – how it works, the device of the silent movie.
Michel Hazanavicius
O little town of Bethlehem, how still we see thee lie! Above thy deep and dreamless sleep the silent stars go by.
Phillips Brooks
This constant need for dominance and strength, having walls up, this kind of silent broker cowboy who needs to have something that can be redeemed before he is actually worthy of love, there is a missing piece to that strength.
Rege-Jean Page
To lose a child … was something that could end one’s world. One could never get back to how it was before. The stars went out. The moon disappeared. The birds became silent.
Alexander McCall Smith
Sleep and death, two twins of winged race,
Of matchless swiftness, but of silent pace.
Alexander Pope
Great joys, like griefs, are silent.
Shackerley Marmion
Sixty-four percent of managers in the U.S. are afraid to be alone in a room with a woman. Mentoring is all about being alone in a room with someone. Let’s start talking about this honestly. The lack of equal access is the silent killer for women and no one wants to talk about it.
Sheryl Sandberg
A Great voice has fallen silent. A great heart has stopped.
Christopher Hitchens
I see myself living by correct principles and accomplishing worthy purposes. One of my favorite quotes is, “The greatest battles of life are fought out every day in the silent chambers of one’s own soul.” (David O. McKay).
Stephen Covey
If you are not able to be silent, you will not be able to speak well.
Henri Nouwen
Believing in religion is an insult to God, because God means high intelligence and what intelligence there is in religion? Let us save the God from the religion, from fables for children! God has never spoken yet; He has been remaining in silent for millions of years somewhere outside our universe!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
She who desires peace must see, suffer and be silent.
Teresa Margaret of the Sacred Heart
Mac: “It’s not the sidhe-seers.” He stopped and went very still. JZB: “Who is it?” Mac: “The MacKeltars.” He was silent a long moment. Then he began to laugh, softly. JZB: “Well played, Ms. Lane.” Mac: “I had a good teacher.” JZB: “The best. Hop on one foot, Ms. Lane.” Mac and Barrons
Karen Marie Moning
Opportunities are everywhere. Needed are eyes to see the pitiable plight and ears to hear the silent pleadings of a broken heart.
Thomas S. Monson
The politicians already in office don’t want to change. A few might have it in their hearts to change and to start working for the people, but even some of the most progressive politicians are silent because they know that the candidate with the most money wins.
Russell Simmons
I might not be Silent any longer, but I still have the perfect poker face.
Nalini Singh
Society is undergoing a silent revolution, which must be submitted to, and which takes no more notice of the human existences it breaks down than an earthquake regards the houses it subverts. The classes and the races, too weak to master the new conditions of life, must give way.
Karl Marx
A silent look of affection and regard when all other eyes are turned coldly away-the consciousness that we possess the sympathy and affection of one being when all others have deserted us-is a hold, a stay, a comfort, in the deepest affliction, which no wealth could purchase, or power bestow.
Charles Dickens
In this silent, serene wilderness the weary can gain a heart-bath in perfect peace.
John Muir
The fact that I’m silent doesn’t mean I have nothing to say.
Jonathan Carroll
You are no Satyagrahi if you remain silent or passive spectators while your enemy is being done to death.
Mahatma Gandhi
For when I came into the silent assemblies of God’s people I felt a secret power among them which touched my heart; and as I gave way unto it I found the evil weakening in me and the good raised up
Robert Barclay
The clergy are at present divided into three sections: an immense body who are ignorant; a small proportion who know and are silent; and a minute minority who know and speak according to their knowledge.
Thomas Huxley
It is a silent, shady place, with a paved courtyard so full of echoes, that sometimes I am tempted to believe that faint responses to the noises of old times linger there yet, and that these ghosts of sound haunt my footsteps as I pace it up and down.
Charles Dickens
The triumphs of a mysterious non-meeting are desolate ones; unspoken phrases, silent words.
Anna Akhmatova
Silent gratitude isn’t very much to anyone.
Gertrude Stein
The silent majority, that’s actually an invention of Richard Nixon’s.
Rush Limbaugh
The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing…that is a friend who cares.
Henri Nouwen
The silent film has a lot of meanings. The first part of the film is comic. It represents the burlesque feel of those silent films. But I think that the second part of the film is full of tenderness and emotion.
Pedro Almodovar
We will not be silent. We will not obey. We will not allow our government to destroy our humanity.
Adam Kokesh
A Gothic building engenders true religion … The light, falling through colored glass, the singular forms of the architecture, unite to give a silent image of that infinite mystery which the soul for ever feels, and never comprehends.
Madame de Stael
Tinseltown is eerily silent when The Oscars, The Emmys and The Grammys, The Sag Awards, and The Golden Globes aren’t in full swing.
Amanda Eliasch
It became the middle finger I couldn’t raise in PR photographs. The mustache became my silent last word in the verbal battles I was losing with higher headquarters on rules, targets, and fighting the war.
Robin Olds
And the purpose of small talk is not to be controversial, clever or even interesting. It’s simply to fill the silent void with a small gesture of common humanity. It’s a spoken smile, a verbal handshake.
Gyles Brandreth
Being silent for me doesn’t require being in a quiet place and it doesnt mean not saying words. It means, “receiving in a balanced, noncombative way what is happening.” With or without words, the hope of my heart is that it will be able to relax and acknowledge the truth of my situation with compassion.
Sylvia Boorstein
Usually the modest person passes for someone reserved, the silent for a sullen person.
Silence is a true friend who never betrays.
The law is silent during war.
[Lat., Silent leges inter arma.]
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Their silent wounds have speech
More eloquent than men;
Their tones can deeper reach
Than human voice or pen.
William Robert Woodman
Know from the rivers in clefts and in crevices: those in small channels flow noisily, the great flow silent. Whatever’s not full makes noise. Whatever is full is quiet.
Gautama Buddha
A woman likes a strong, silent man because she thinks he is listening.
Croft M. Pentz
But I remember more dearly autumn afternoons in bottoms that lay intensely silent under old great trees
C. S. Lewis
I’m a sitting duck. No, seriously, I mean I wish I could say more, but I’m a sitting duck because I can’t get ahead of them [cyber experts]. They’re far ahead of me. That’s what I learned: how vulnerable we are. It’s a big, silent monster out there. That’s what it feels like.
Viola Davis
Tears could not be equal, if I wept diamonds from the skies,” Jenks whispered, empty and bereft. “My word silent, though I should howl. Muffled by death, my wings can’t lift me high enough to find you. I feel you within. Unaware of my pain. Not knowing why I mourn. And why I breathe alone.
Kim Harrison
I would stare at the grains of light suspended in that silent space, struggling to see into my own heart. What did I want? And what did others want from me? But I could never find the answers. Sometimes I would reach out and try to grasp the grains of light, but my fingers touched nothing.
Haruki Murakami
I used to watch the ‘Jackie Gleason Show’ and Phil Silvers, those early TV things. And a lot of them were patterned on the silent comedies of the ’20s.
Bill Irwin
Tonight – to you, the great silent majority of my fellow Americans – I ask for your support.
Richard M. Nixon
Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill.
Barbara Tuchman
See and keep silent.
Francis Walsingham
If you can’t laugh together in bed, the chances are you are incompatible, anyway. I’d rather hear a girl laugh well than try to turn me on with long, silent, soulful, secret looks. If you can laugh with a woman, everything else falls into place.
Richard Francis Burton
Without loving and caring for others, most of us stand little chance of communing with God/the Divine Wisdom, no matter how many years we may spend in silent prayer.
Bo Lozoff
In order to understand God, you have to learn to listen. You’re thoughts talk very loudly all the time. But God is very, very, very quiet. God doesn’t speak through words or thoughts. God doesn’t speak. God is silent.
Frederick Lenz
Created a word game to play with a person you’re fighting with. Silent Treatment. Nothing happens until one of you quietly says, Hey, you hungry?
Dane Cook
No power on earth, however, can abolish the merciless class distinction between those who are physically desirable and the lonely, pallid, spotted, silent, unfancied majority.
John Mortimer
She didn’t want to go far, just out of the trees so she could see the stars. They always eased her loneliness. She thought of them as beautiful creatures, burning and cold; each solitary, and bleak, and silent like her.
Kristin Cashore
Eating, bathing, going to the toilet, talking, thinking, and many other activities related to the body are all work. How is it that the performance of one particular act is alone (considered) work? To be still is to be always engaged in work. To be silent is to be always talking.
Ramana Maharshi
To an incompetent judge I must not lie, but I may be silent; to a competent I must answer.
John Donne
For if Men are to be precluded from offering their Sentiments on a matter, which may involve the most serious and alarming consequences, that can invite the consideration of Mankind, reason is of no use to us; the freedom of Speech may be taken away, and dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep, to the Slaughter.
George Washington
We remain silent because we’ve taken on a responsibility and/or shame that was never ours to carry. Forgive yourself for things that were not your fault. Bad decisions, mistaken trust, physical weakness, or too much fear to act do not make an assault on you or someone you care about your fault. Ever.
Tammara Webber
And the National Socialists believe that they can afford to ignore the world or oppose it, and build their castles-in-the-air without creating a possibly silent, but very palpable reaction from abroad.
Oswald Spengler
Silent strength is the quality of all good men and most mummies.
Theodore Roosevelt
Intelligent beings from other planets regularly visit our world in an effort to enter into contact with us. NASA and the American government know this and possess a great deal of evidence. Nevertheless, they remain silent in order not to alarm people. I am dedicated to forcing the authorities to end their silence.
Gordon Cooper
Let who will scoff and revile – I will not remain silent; neither will I conceal the signs and wonders which have been shown to me by the Lord, who knew all things even before the time of this world, many years before, just as they happened.
Saint Patrick
Whoever is not prepared to talk about capitalism should also remain silent about fascism.
Max Horkheimer
Not everyone knows how to be silent or to leave in good time. It happens that even people of good breeding fail to notice that their presence provokes in the weary or preoccupied host a feeling akin to hatred, and that this feeling is tensely concealed and covered up with lies.
Anton Chekhov
I struggle against photography. I struggle against the fact that it is silent, that it is just a piece of paper on the wall, often presented in a tedious white matt frame.
Michael Light
Conversation augments pleasure and diminishes pain by our having shares in either; for silent woes are greatest, as silent satisfaction leas; since sometimes our pleasure would be none but for telling of it, and our grief insupportable but for participation.
William Wycherley
Without a theory the facts are silent.
Friedrich August von Hayek
This [9/11 event] was bloody-minded destruction for no other reason than to do it. Note that there was no claim for these attacks. There were no demands. There were no statements. It was a silent piece of terror. This was part of nothing.
Edward Said
I was, like, a kooky kid, so people thought I was loud, but I really wasn’t. I was kind of loud in outbursts. I was like a silent volcano. When I did have something to share, it was very over-the-top. But I’ve learned to balance that.
Grace Potter
I watch ‘Entourage.’ I aspire the good life that they live and lead. Honestly, I am just trying to be me by trying to do good films, have fun at it and trying to work with good directors, and, of course, I am a bit of a silent party boy, also. I have my share of fun sometime, too.
Ranbir Kapoor
Let my doing nothing when I have nothing to do, become untroubled in its depth of peace, like the evening in the seashore when the water is silent.
Rabindranath Tagore
In the family of continents, Africa is the silent, the brooding sister, courted for centuries by knight-errant empires – rejecting them one by one and severally, because she is too sage and a little bored with the importunity of it all.
Beryl Markham
Death, in its silent sure march is fast gathering those whom I have longest loved, so that when he shall knock at my door, I will more willingly follow.
Robert E. Lee
But what all the violence of the feudal institutions could never have effected, the silent and insensible operation of foreign commerce and manufactures gradually brought about.
Adam Smith
Master, Master Poet, Master of our silent desires,
The heart of the world quivers with the throbbing of your heart,
But it burns not with your song.
This silent call you make, A silence so loud I fear the world knows it’s meaning If you fill every corner of a room Where can I look? If I close my eyes the silence becomes louder! There is no escape from you The only way out is in
Spike Milligan
I like better for one to say some foolish thing upon important matters than to be silent. That becomes the subject of discussion and dispute, and the truth is discovered.
Denis Diderot
I had two options. One was to remain silent and wait to be killed. And the second was to speak up and then be killed. I chose the second one. I decided to speak up.
Malala Yousafzai
If the audience doesn’t like it, usually they’re just silent. But they’ve never all walked out at once.
Mark Russell
He that has eyes to see and ears to hear may convince himself that no mortal can keep a secret. If his lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
Sigmund Freud
The earth is rude, silent, incomprehensible at first; Be not discouraged – keep on – there are divine things, well envelop’d; I swear to you there are divine things more beautiful than words can tell.
Walt Whitman
The Sun has no chance to be nobody and that is the punishment for being a sun! If you can be nobody just like a humble tree in a silent forest, you can find the happiness too!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
Baruch Spinoza
Prior to any questioning, the person must be warned that he has a right to remain silent, that any statement he does make may be used as evidence against him and that he has a right to the presence of an attorney, either retained or appointed.
Earl Warren
After the door of a woman’s heart has once swung on its silent hinges, a man thinks he can prop it open with a brick and go away and leave it.
Myrtle Reed
When I switched to screenplays – ’cause I had done musicals and plays – the first assignment in film school was, you have to write a silent film. And it’s tremendously helpful to learn how to do that because dialogue can be a crutch. If you can master a silent film, you’re golden.
Allison Schroeder
Where do we record the passing of wildlife? Who mourns the silent deaths of the small?
O.R. Melling
Hide your secret even from the closest friend; learn to be silent.
Ludwig van Beethoven
Which of you would be silent – when all else sings together in unison?
Khalil Gibran
I became an actress way into my 30s because I thought that I had to find my own way, and that’s why I worked so much in modelling, until I realised that the differences between acting and modelling weren’t that great. I always say that modelling is a little bit like being a silent actress.
Isabella Rossellini
That truth should be silent I had almost forgot. (Enobarbus)
William Shakespeare
We should naturally expect that the baptism of infants, if enjoined at all, would have been enjoined in the law which instituted the ordinance of Christian baptism. But this law is silent on the subject of infants.
Adoniram Judson
Let soul speak with the silent articulation of a face.
We hear the rain fall, but not the snow. Bitter grief is loud, calm grief is silent.
Berthold Auerbach
I feel that, historically, the Art Deco period has the most resonance for me. As a person, it has to be the plucky Clara Bow, the heroine of American silent movies of the 1920s. She embodied feminine dressing mixed with men’s style. All this then evolved into the exquisite style and simplicity of Coco Chanel.
Anouska Hempel
It is great wisdom to know how to be silent and to look at neither the remarks, nor the deeds, nor the lives of others.
John of the Cross
When I lay these questions before God I get no answer. But a rather special sort of ‘No answer.’ It is not the locked door. It is more like a silent, certainly not uncompassionate, gaze. As though He shook His head not in refusal but waiving the question. Like, ‘Peace, child; you don’t understand.
C. S. Lewis
Silence is a strange thing to us who live: we desire it, we fear it, we worship it, we hate it. There is a divinity about cats, as long as they are silent: the silence of swans gives them an air of legend.
Keith Douglas
A short film is just another storytelling medium like TV, Features, and Webisodes. I am just thrilled that Silent Cargo is getting out there for people to see.
Ellen Wong
When we realize that words can destroy something good, wonderful, and dear, and that by keeping silent we can avoid causing the least damage or harm, it’s easy to stay silent.
Robert Walser
For Americans of the Greatest Generation that fought World War II and of the Silent Generation that came of age in the 1950s, the great moral and ideological cause was the Cold War. It gave purpose and clarity to our politics and foreign policy, and our lives.
Pat Buchanan
When a warrior has put an end to his routines, when he doesn’t care anymore whether he has company or is alone, because he has heard the silent whisper of the spirit; then you can say that, truly, he has died. From that point on, even the simplest things in life become extraordinary for him.
Carlos Castaneda
All of us are subject to being passive to the social ills around us. It’s a struggle not to become, by staying silent, an accomplice.
Mary Travers
One can only be silent and sit peacefully when one hath arrow and bow; otherwise one prateth and quarrelleth. Let your peace be a victory!
Friedrich Nietzsche
Modeling is really silent acting.
Arizona Muse
Everything that is dead quivers. Not only the things of poetry, stars, moon, wood, flowers, but even a white trouser button glittering out of a puddle in the street… Everything has a secret soul, which is silent more often than it speaks.
Wassily Kandinsky
What shall I say to you? What can I say Better than silence is?
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
To be silent when we are impelled to utter words injurious to God or to our neighbour, is an act of virtue; but, to be silent in confessing our sins, is the ruin of the soul.
Alphonsus Liguori
There is a limit to the success of conservative populism and the exploitation of “little guy” or “silent majority” rhetoric, and it is very often reached because of the emaciated, corrupted personalities of the demagogues themselves.
Christopher Hitchens
In 1993, my first documentary was about the civil war in Algeria. That was in French and in Arabic. Another short film I did was silent. What I’m trying to say is that, yes, I’m Italian, and yes, I make films with Italian money, but personally, I’ve always been invested in the broader world of film-making.
Luca Guadagnino
I always loved silent movies. I was not a specialist, but I loved them. And when I started directing, I became really fascinated by the format – how it works, the device of the silent movie. It’s not the same form of expression as a talkie. The lack of sounds makes you participate in the storytelling.
Michel Hazanavicius
Turn away from the world this year and begin to listen. Listen to the whispers of your heart. Look within. Your silent companion has lit lanterns of love to illuminate the path to Wholeness. At long last, the journey you were destined to take has begun.
Sarah Ban Breathnach
Do you think that you can clear your mind by sitting constantly in silent meditation? This makes your mind narrow, not clear. Integral awareness is fluid and adaptable, present in all places and at all times. That is true meditation. … The Tao is clear and simple, and it doesn’t avoid the world.
Adam Larey gazed with hard and wondering eyes down the silent current of the red river upon which he meant to drift away into the desert
Zane Grey
Listening begins with being silent.
Joachim-Ernst Berendt
Bob Dylan is either the most public private man in the world or the most private public one. He has a reputation for being silent and reclusive; he is neither.
Tom Junod
Most men remember obligations, but are not often likely to be grateful; the proud are made sour by the remembrance and the vain silent.
William Gilmore Simms
Of all the cankers of human happiness none corrodes with so silent, yet so baneful an influence, as indolence.
Thomas Jefferson
… it wasn’t pretend, I wasn’t in a fairytale or a fable. I shut my eyes and absorbed the silent whoomp that always accompanies this revelation. It’s the sound of the real world, gigantic and impossible, replacing the smaller version of reality that I wear like a bonnet, clutched tightly under my chin.
Miranda July
God is the silent partner in ALL great enterprises.
Abraham Lincoln
Those who are silent, self-effacing and attentive become the recipients of confidences.
Thornton Wilder
There was a war going on in our house. A silent war that sounded no guns, and the bodies that fell were only wishes that died and the bullets were only words and the blood that spilled was always called pride.
Virginia C. Andrews
Real love cannot be silent in the face of injustice.
Mel White
I’d say we represent the silent majority.
Dave Portnoy
I think being still and being silent and finding your own space is so important in this hectic world.
Jay Shetty
Perhaps all music, even the newest, is not so much something discovered as something that re-emerges from where it lay buried in the memory, inaudible as a melody cut in a disc of flesh. A composer lets me hear a song that has always been shut up silent within me.
Jean Genet
February… Bending from Heaven, in azure mirth, It kissed the forehead of the Earth, And smiled upon the silent sea, And bade the frozen streams be free, And waked to music all their fountains, And breathed upon the frozen mountains.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
It’s hard for me to stay silent when I keep hearing that peace is only attainable through war. There’s nothing more scary than watching ignorance in action.
Tom Smothers
I am so close, I may look distant. So completely mixed with you, I may look separate. So out in the open, I appear hidden. So silent, because I am constantly talking with you.
Gird your hearts with silent fortitude, Suffering, yet hoping all things.
Felicia Hemans
Knowing what I do, there would be no future peace for me if I kept silent… It is, in the deepest sense, a privilege as well as a duty to speak out to many thousands of people.
Rachel Carson
For in the night, unseen, a single warrior, In sombre harness mailed, Dreaded of man, and surnamed the Destroyer, The rampart wall has scaled. He passed into the chamber of the sleeper, The dark and silent room, And as he entered, darker grew, and deeper, The silence and the gloom.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Zen is not a particular state but the normal state: silent, peaceful, unagitated. In Zazen neither intention, analysis, specific effort nor imagination take place. It’s enough just to be without hypocrisy, dogmatism, arrogance – embracing all opposites.
Taisen Deshimaru
Don’t try to steer the boat. Don’t open shop for yourself. Listen. Keep silent. You are not God’s mouthpiece. Try to be an ear, And if you do speak, ask for explanations.
I like silent pictures and I always have … I wanted to restore some of this beauty. I thought of it, I remember in this way: one of techniques of modern art is simplification, and that I must therefore simplify this film.
Akira Kurosawa