Silence Quotes (350)

Quotes and citations about silence


When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.

By : Ansel Adams

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The better the information it has, the better democracy works. Silence and secrecy are never good for it.

By : Kate Adie

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I, schooled in misery, know many purifying rites, and I know where speech is proper and where silence.

By : Aeschylus

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Since long I've held silence a remedy for harm.

By : Aeschylus

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Deep vengeance is the daughter of deep silence.

By : Vittorio Alfieri

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Silence is golden when you can't think of a good answer.

By : Muhammad Ali

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In some causes silence is dangerous.

By : Saint Ambrose

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In horror movies today it's lots of fast cut shot and lots of loud noises on the soundtrack. I tried to do the opposite. Playing with silence for instance.

By : Alejandro Amenabar

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Only silence perfects silence.

By : A. R. Ammons

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I am a prince I have it all, and I hear your foot steps on the wall, I wait in silence for your call, and take a shot and watch you fall.

By : Trey Anastasio

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Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation.

By : Jean Arp

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No man pleases by silence

By : Ausonius

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From politics, it was an easy step to silence.

By : Jane Austen

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Sometimes I wish that applause would come just a bit later, when it is so beautifully hushed that I feel like holding my breath in the silence of the end.

By : Emanuel Ax

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Silence is the virtue of fools.

By : Francis Bacon

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Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.

By : Francis Bacon

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Sometimes there is a greater lack of communication in facile talking than in silence.

By : Faith Baldwin

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In the beginning, there was silence. And out of the silence came the sound. The sound is not here.

By : Daniel Barenboim

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There are many types of silence. There is a silence before the note, there is a silence at the end and there is a silence in the middle.

By : Daniel Barenboim

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It is more noble by silence to avoid an injury than by argument to overcome it.

By : Francis Beaumont

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Where I am, I don't know, I'll never know, in the silence you don't know, you must go on, I can't go on, I'll go on.

By : Samuel Beckett

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Nothing matters but the writing. There has been nothing else worthwhile... a stain upon the silence.

By : Samuel Beckett

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Every word is like an unnecessary stain on silence and nothingness.

By : Samuel Beckett

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I shall state silences more competently than ever a better man spangled the butterflies of vertigo.

By : Samuel Beckett

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And now there is merely silence, silence, silence, saying all we did not know.

By : William R. Benet

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The first people totalitarians destroy or silence are men of ideas and free minds.

By : Isaiah Berlin

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Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.

By : Josh Billings

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I love silence.

By : Brenda Blethyn

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What a mysterious thing madness is. I have watched patients whose lips are forever sealed in a perpetual silence. They live, breathe, eat

By : Nellie Bly

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To listen to your own silence is the key to comedy.

By : Elayne Boosler

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There may be something good in silence. It's a brand new thing. You can hear the funniest little discussions, if you keep turning the volume down. Shut yourself up, and listen out loud.

By : Wes Borland

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The most successful ideological effects are those which have no need for words, and ask no more than complicitous silence.

By : Pierre Bourdieu

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Silences have a climax, when you have got to speak.

By : Elizabeth Bowen

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True penitence condemns to silence. What a man is ready to recall he would be willing to repeat.

By : F. H. Bradley

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The human heart has hidden treasures, In secret kept, in silence sealed

By : Charlotte Bronte

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If I could I would always work in silence and obscurity, and let my efforts be known by their results.

By : Emily Bronte

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A man who lives right, and is right, has more power in his silence than another has by his words.

By : Phillips Brooks

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Everything is Song. Everything is Silence. Since it all turns out to be illusion, perfectly being what it is, having nothing to do with good or bad, you are free to die laughing.

By : James Broughton

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Odd how much it hurts when a friend moves away- and leaves behind only silence.

By : Pam Brown

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But the child's sob curses deeper in the silence than the strong man in his wrath!

By : Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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