Silence Quotes (275)

Quotes and citations about silence

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

By: Ansel Adams

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

By: Kate Adie

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

By: Aeschylus

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

By: Aeschylus

Deep vengeance is the daughter of deep silence... view

By: Vittorio Alfieri

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

By: Muhammad Ali

In some causes silence is dangerous... view

By: Saint Ambrose

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... view

By: Alejandro Amenabar

Only silence perfects silence... view

By: A. R. Ammons

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... view

By: Trey Anastasio

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... view

By: Jean Arp

No man pleases by silence.. view

By: Ausonius

From politics, it was an easy step to silence... view

By: Jane Austen

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... view

By: Emanuel Ax

Silence is the virtue of fools... view

By: Francis Bacon

Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom... view

By: Francis Bacon

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

By: Faith Baldwin

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

By: Daniel Barenboim

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... view

By: Daniel Barenboim

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

By: Francis Beaumont

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... view

By: Samuel Beckett

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

By: Samuel Beckett

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

By: Samuel Beckett

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

By: Samuel Beckett

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

By: William R. Benet

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

By: Isaiah Berlin

Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute... view

By: Josh Billings

I love silence... view

By: Brenda Blethyn

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

By: Nellie Bly

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

By: Elayne Boosler

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... view

By: Wes Borland

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

By: Pierre Bourdieu

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

By: Elizabeth Bowen

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

By: F. H. Bradley

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

By: Charlotte Bronte

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

By: Emily Bronte

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

By: Phillips Brooks

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... view

By: James Broughton

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

By: Pam Brown

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

By: Elizabeth Barrett Browning