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Abhijit Naskar
The best lessons of life are learnt in silence and solitude.
Akilnathan Logeswaran
I just realized that sleep sometimes is the only precious wage for the hard working man.
Akshay Vasu
When everyone failed to hear my screams, you are the only one who heard my silence.
Akshay Vasu
They heard a lullaby every time a part of her died in Silence.
Akshay Vasu
She was a poem and a painting too. Everything she said sounded like a song, every silence was the music too.
Akshay Vasu
I will continue to exist in all these little moments. where we took the first dip of love and my heart skipped a beat. Our first walk, the first touch which burnt my soul, that first rain, the first kiss, the first comfortable silence between us. How many years may pass, Whenever I am sitting near the window and its raining or whenever I am sitting by a fireside and its cold, There will always be a piece of me which reminds me of you. It will stay in this moment forever.
Akshay Vasu
We fell in love and heard thousands of words in every silence between us. Then we fell apart and heard only silence in thousands of words we spoke to each other.
Akshay Vasu
The more you hide, the higher the walls around you gets. The more you cry in silence, the thicker it becomes.
Akshay Vasu
Rage and revenge sat in his heart fanned by time and silence. Before he could realise anything, he was engulfed in flames. Everything he touched, lost its existence in his life. Turning him into a monster, who destroys everything in a daylight but cries in dark and silence.
Alaric Hutchinson
With silence comes mindfulness, and thus we become better at choosing our words with kind intent before we express them.
Alice Fulton
Silence is so steadfast, you know. It is so ample, after all.
Alice Walker
If you're silent for a long time, people just arrive in your mind.
Alijia Izetbegovic
For 1,300 days of Sarajevo's drama, important people in the world who were supposed to act kept their eyes closed, ... But not you. You were not silent. Your voice was clear.
Amit Kalantri
In a democracy, there will be more complaints but less crisis, in a dictatorship more silence but much more suffering.
Amit Ray
Perfect prayer does not consist in many words, silent remembering and pure intention raises the heart to that supreme Power.
Amit Ray
Penetrate deep into the word Om. Gradually the word will disappear and only the silence will remain. The word is a support. The meaning is within you. Om brings out that meaning which is hidden in your soul.
Amit Ray
Om is not just a sound or vibration. It is not just a symbol. It is the entire cosmos, whatever we can see, touch, hear and feel. Moreover, it is all that is within our perception and all that is beyond our perception. It is the core of our very existence. If you think of Om only as a sound, a technique or a symbol of the Divine, you will miss it altogether. Om is the mysterious cosmic energy that is the substratum of all the things and all the beings of the entire universe. It is an eternal song of the Divine. It is continuously resounding in silence on the background of everything that exists.
Amit Ray
The easiest way to get touch with this universal power is through silent Prayer. Shut your eyes, shut your mouth, and open your heart. This is the golden rule of prayer. Prayer should be soundless words coming forth from the centre of your heart filled with love.
Amit Ray
God is whispering in your heart, in the whole existence, just tune your ears.
Amit Ray
Silence is the language of Om. We need silence to be able to reach our Self. Both internal and external silence is very important to feel the presence of that supreme Love.
Ana Claudia Antunes
Well, there would be no sound if we shout on the background.
Angela Long
SilenceIt has a sound, a fullness.It's heavy with sigh of tree,and space between breaths.It's ripe with pause between birdsongand crash of surf. It's golden they say.But no one tells us it's addictive.
Anna B. Doe
We both keep quiet. Again.Today just seems like a day for it. It's easier that way. You don't have to say things you don't want to say because once the words are out, you'll have to confront them.Confront your insecurities. Confront your fears.Confront yourself. I think that one, the last one, is the hardest.
Anne Brontë
I possess the faculty of enjoying the company of those I - of my friends as well in silence as in conversation.
Ansel Adams
When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.
Anthony Liccione
I see you better in music, I hear you better in wind, I feel you more in a flooding moonlight, that understands nothing, but darkness and silence.
Anthony T. Hincks
Submit in silence and scream from within.Or...Stand up and shout and silence the pain.
Anthony T. Hincks
Knowing when to be silent makes you seem wiser beyond your years.
Anthony T. Hincks
You may silence the critics, but you don't silence the pain.
Anthony T. Hincks
When you think in silence you cannot speak your mind.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
But silence continued in the layers of the earth, and this density that I could feel at my shoulders continued harmonious, sustained, unaltered through eternity. I lay there pondering my situation, lost in the desert, and in danger, naked between sky and sand and stars, withdrawn by too much silence from the poles of my life.
Ar Rohit bhardwaj
Silence gives you freedom to talk yourself fearlessly
Artur Schnabel
The notes I handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes - ah, that is where the art resides.
Ashlecka Aumrivani
Talking empties you of the noisy silence within.
Ashmita Acharya
She imagined herself drowning along the tides of Sumendu Lake, down own into the depths of solemn solitude, splashing into the serenity of forever silence.
Audre Lorde
My silences had not protected me. Your silence will not protect you. But for every real word spoken, for every attempt I had ever made to speak those truths for which I am still seeking, I had made contact with other women while we examined the words to fit a world in which we all believed, bridging our differences.
Audre Lorde
and when we speak we are afraidour words will not be heardnor welcomedbut when we are silentwe are still afraidSo it is better to speakrememberingwe were never meant to survive
Banani Ray
Life is a song made of the musical rhythm of the body, words of the mind and the melodious silence of the soul.
Benjamin Disraeli
Silence is the mother of truth.
Brennan Manning
Silent solitude makes true speech possible and personal. If I am not in touch with my own belovedness, then I cannot touch the sacredness of others. If I am estranged from myself, I am likewise a stranger to others.
Brian Doyle
There are some silences that are so huge, and fraught, and haunted, and weighed, and shocked, that they just are; there's nothing you can say about them that makes any sense. All you can do is witness them, and feel some deep ache that such things arrive, and must be endured, with wordless aching all around.
C.S. Lewis
Walking and talking are two very great pleasures, but it is a mistake to combine them. Our own noise blots out the sounds and silences of the outdoor world; and talking leads almost inevitably to smoking, and then farewell to nature as far as one of our senses is concerned. The only friend to walk with is one who so exactly shares your taste for each mood of the countryside that a glance, a halt, or at most a nudge, is enough to assure us that the pleasure is shared.
Carson McCullers
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.
Cecelia Ahern
There are certain kinds of silence that make you walk on air.
Chaim Potok
You can listen to silence, Reuven. I've begun to realize that you can listen to silence and learn from it. It has a quality and a dimension all its own. It talks to me sometimes. I feel myself alive in it. It talks. And I can hear it....You have to want to listen to it, and then you can hear it. It has a strange, beautiful texture. It doesn't always talk. Sometimes - sometimes it cries, and you can hear the pain of the world in it. It hurts to listen to it then. But you have to.
Charles Fenno Hoffman
What are the temples which Roman robbers have reared, - what are the towers in which feudal oppression has fortified the deep forests which the eye of God has alone pervaded, and where Nature, in her unviolated sanctuary, has for ages laid her fruits and flowers on His altar! What is the echo of roofs...or or aisles that pealed the anthems of painted pomp, to the silence that has reigned in these dim groves since the first fiat of Creation was spoken.
Charlotte Eriksson
Sometimes you need to sit lonely on the floor in a quiet room in order to hear your own voice and not let it drown in the noise of others.
Charlotte Eriksson
I woke up early and took the first train to take me away from the city. The noise and all its people. I was alone on the train and had no idea where I was going, and that's why I went there. Two hours later we arrived in a small town, one of those towns with one single coffee shop and where everyone knows each other's name. I walked for a while until I found the water, the most peaceful place I know. There I sat and stayed the whole day, with nothing and everything on my mind, cleaning my head. Silence, I learned, is some times the most beautiful sound.
Chinonye J. Chidolue
In the silence of children, God exists, directing their thoughts and sending us subtle reminders as not forgetting gratitude even in the littlest of things.
Chris Dee
People who live in the night are acquainted with all kinds of quiet. There's quiet enough to hear the distant traffic. Quiet enough to hear your breathing. Quiet enough to hear a lover's heartbeat. There's please-god-don't-let-me-die quiet, and can't-remember-her-name quiet. Is-he-lying quiet and can't-make-rent quiet. There's the quiet that inspires poets, and quiet that torments the lonely.
Chris Pepple
My truth asked people to understand and to learn about depths of pain they had previously walked past…. I had kept my silence for a reason. - from Without a Voice by Chris Pepple
Christina Strigas
The longer the silence remains untouched the longer the miscommunication creates its own stories.
Chögyam Trungpa
As in music, when we hear the crescendo building, suddenly if the music stops, we begin to hear the silence as part of the music.
Chögyam Trungpa
If you are involved with the intensity of crescendo situations, with the intensity of tragedy, you might begin to see the humor of these situations as well. As in music, when we hear the crescendo building, suddenly if the music stops, we begin to hear the silence as part of the music.
Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
How often do we talk just to fill up the quiet space? How often do we waste our breath talking about nonsense?
Cormac McCarthy
The soul might be silent but the servant of the soul has always got a voice and it has got one for a reason.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
The voice incessantly quelled in the chorus of human voices will always be the voice of God. And given a reality of this magnitude, I would be well advised to cease my babbling and encourage those around me to do the same.
Craig Groeschel
Normal people live distracted, rarely fully present. Weird people silence the distractions and remain fully in the moment.
Criss Jami
Best to live and love by the maxim that 'silence in the face of evil is evil itself', but when it's evil fighting evil, let evil kill itself.
Criss Jami
You ask me why I don't speakNot a word at willBut write so much worth well over a mill'Well I value words like I value kissesA sober one, a closer one penetrates the heartDarling it's how it mends it
Criss Jami
Tolerance! The virtue that makes one bite his tongue so that he can tear out his hair.
Criss Jami
The biggest challenge after success is shutting up about it.
Criss Jami
If I were to envy any persons on this planet, it would be mountain hermits. You often hear old platitudes such as, 'Speak out. Be heard.' On the contrary, a breath of fresh air would be something like: 'Silence, think for at least 15 minutes, and then maybe speak out.
Criss Jami
Sometimes a people lose their right to remain silent when pressured to remain silent.
Criss Jami
There is a master way with words which is not learned but is instead developed: a deaf man develops exceptional vision, a blind man exceptional hearing, a silent man, when given a piece of paper...
Criss Jami
Gloating is a superficial glowing, floating is an idle flowing, and bloatedness is the paralysis of blowing up; because silent movement results in loud victories.
Curtis Tyrone Jones
You alwaysdrop by, to en-lighten my mind,when my wings arefeeling heavy &i've forgottenhow tofly.
Curtis Tyrone Jones
The best piece of life's magnificence is your slice of internal peace.
Curtis Tyrone Jones
Sometimes we find the sweetest solidarity in the midst of solitude.
D.H. Lawrence
From the old wood came an ancient melancholy, somehow soothing to her, better than the harsh insentience of the outer world. She liked the inwardness of the remnant of forest, the unspeaking reticence of the old trees. They seemed a very power of silence, and yet a vital presence. They, too, were waiting: obstinately, stoically waiting, and giving off a potency of silence.
Dada Bhagwan
When you maintain silence, you would have said to have understood the world.
Dada Bhagwan
However much silence you behold, that amount of intellect will stop.
Daniel Black
The pain of what happened next lives in our collective memory. It mauls our souls each day. Yet it must be told. Silence guarantees no healing. It promises that the child's life would be forgotten and that its mission might, one day, be thought significant. Silence is the enemy of history, and history is all we have.
Darnell Lamont Walker
I'm silent when there is a war inside me. There's a need to keep the people outside intact.
David Eddings
A man should never miss an opportunity to keep his mouth shut.
Debasish Mridha
In silence, I hear the music of your heart.
Debasish Mridha
Your silence holds the mysterious and beautiful secrets of your life. Feel it, love it, adore it, live it, and enjoy it.
Debasish Mridha
When you are able to understand the language of silence, you will be able to see the beauty of the invisible.
Debasish Mridha
Love has value even though we can't measure it. Silence has meaning even though we can't understand it.
Debasish Mridha
Nature finds its peace in silence, forgiveness, and universal love.
Debasish Mridha
Those who have a listening heart can hear the song of silence.
Debasish Mridha
To understand the language of love and peace, listen to the silence.
Debasish Mridha
I don't argue; I listen in silence with love. My silence answers better than my voice.
Debasish Mridha
In my silence and stillness, my soul dances with the ecstasy of life.
Deepak Chopra
Non-judgment quiets the internal dialogue, and this opens once again the doorway to creativity.
Deepak Chopra
Without silence, there cannot be any real appreciation in life, which is as delicate in its inner fabric as a closed rosebud.
Dejan Stojanovic
New Rome will be destroyedBy the attacks of new vandals.God always remains silent.
Dejan Stojanovic
Since there is no real silence, Silence will contain all the sounds, All the words, all the languages, All knowledge, all memory.
Dejan Stojanovic
Since nothing is absolute There is no absolute silence, Only an appearance Of temporary peace.
Dejan Stojanovic
It is beautiful to talk about beautiful things and even more beautiful to silently gaze at them.
Demi Lovato
Skies are crying,I am watching,Catching teardrops in my hands.Only silence, as it's ending,Like we never had a chance.Do you have to make me feelLike there's nothing left of me?
Dorinda Duclos
The silence of the night awakens my soul
Dorothy Parker
Hold your pen and spare your voice.
Edith Sitwell
My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence.
Edmond Jabès
WIDE, the margin between carte blanche and the white page. Nevertheless it is not in the margin that you can find me, but in the yet whiter one that separates the word-strewn sheet from the transparent, the written page from the one to be written in the infinite space where the eye turns back to the eye, and the hand to the pen, where all we write is erased, even as you write it. For the book imperceptibly takes shape within the book we will never finish.There is my desert.
Edward Hoagland
Silence is exhilarating at first - as noise is - but there is a sweetness to silence outlasting exhilaration, akin to the sweetness of listening and the velvet of sleep
Elvira Sastre
La paz no es la ausencia de ruidos, es escucharlos y convertirlos en silencio.
Emily Brontë
If I could I would always work in silence and obscurity, and let my efforts be known by their results.
Erik Pevernagie
We only realize what happiness is about, after it has slammed the door to our inattention; and killing silence has deafened the tunefulness of our life. (Happy days are back again)
Erik Pevernagie
If we don't live in the same vibe, it is hard to be aware of each other. When our reading differs from our neighbors' reality, our surroundings may take a range of discordant shades and daily episodes become unrecognizable. But if we endeavor to find out, the who is who, the what is what and the where is Waldo, we might demonstrate our social literacy and connectedness. (Fish for silence.)
Erik Pevernagie
Silence can be breathing space and spawn release and wellness in a time of appalling inflation of words. But silence may be intolerably screaming, if it means absence of communication, deficiency in friendship and emotional deficit. ( A gap of silence)
Erik Pevernagie
Expectations are at war, if good feeling and discomfort clash. When we are expecting zest and joy, our good karma may be ousted by distress and frustration, if negative downbeat waves are emitted. Just with a feel of realism, without prejudice, should we step into the future. What will be, will be. Only the fortune of war will tell, since life may be war or peace. (Fish for silence.)
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Keep quiet and ponder! Speak and say something!
Eskay Teel
The Sunday school trip: While us girls were alone, a nasty piece of work called Louise, aged about eleven, decided that it would be a 'fun' idea to hang someone over the cliff ... me!
Fennel Hudson
Find a part of yourself hidden in the twilight.
Fennel Hudson
Enjoy the contented silence.
Francis Assikinack
In my opinion, it was chiefly owing to their deep contemplation in their silent retreats in the days of youth that the old Indian orators acquired the habit of carefully arranging their thoughts.They listened to the warbling of birds and noted the grandeur and the beauties of the forest. The majestic clouds
Francis Assikinack
In my opinion, it was chiefly owing to their deep contemplation in their silent retreats in the days of youth that the old Indian orators acquired the habit of carefully arranging their thoughts.They listened to the warbling of birds and noted the grandeur and the beauties of the forest. The majestic clouds
Frederick Barthelme
What had been quiet and restful was now silent and empty.
Frederick Franck
On the exoteric level the traditions are irreconcilable. On the esoteric, experiential level of the heart reigns an eloquent, reverential silence.
George Eliot
There is much pain that is quite noiseless; and vibrations that make human agonies are often a mere whisper in the roar of hurrying existence. There are glances of hatred that stab and raise no cry of murder; robberies that leave man or woman forever beggared of peace and joy, yet kept secret by the sufferer
Harryette Mullen
I regret to say I'munable to reply to your unexpressed desires.
Haruki Murakami
Silence. How long it lasted, I couldn't tell. It might have been five seconds, it might have been a minute. Time wasn't fixed. It wavered, stretched, shrank. Or was it me that wavered, stretched, and shrank in the silence? I was warped in the folds of time, like a reflection in a fun house mirror.
Henry David Thoreau
Silence is the universal refuge, the sequel to all dull discourses and all foolish acts, a balm to our every chagrin, as welcome after satiety as after disappointment; that background which the painter may not daub, be he master or bungler, and which, however awkward a figure we may have made in the foreground, remains ever our inviolable asylum, where no indignity can assail, no personality can disturb us.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing,Only a signal shown and a distant voice in the darkness;So on the ocean of life, we pass and speak one another,Only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence.
Holly Goldberg Sloan
This is why the deepest form of pain comes out as silence.
Iain Banks
...for all its apparent speed, the ship was almost perfectly silent, and he experienced an enervating, eerie feeling, as though the ancient warship, mothballed all those centuries, had somehow not yet fully woken up, and events within its sleek hull still moved to another, slower tempo, made half of dreams.
Ian Tucker
We all need something that takes us out of day to day and reminds us that it's all ok.Ian Tucker
Israelmore Ayivor
Good people who are always silent for bad people to gain freedom and do their worsts are the most dangerous wastes the world ever has.
Israelmore Ayivor
When you are silent on the truth, you have given a transport fare for the lie to travel and spread fast.
Israelmore Ayivor
Silence is very dangerous, especially when your words can be the only source of healing at a moment.
Israelmore Ayivor
Whatever negative things people think and say about you is enough to bring you down provided you belief that it carries a weight that can push you hard. Don't agree to accept what critics say; be prepared to silence them by doing what they think you can't do!
Israelmore Ayivor
I noticed that volcanoes, earthquakes and floods, though are not good events, they are better than the silence of good people when bad people take the podium. The latter are to an extent uncontrollable, but the former can be stopped.
Israelmore Ayivor
In your anger, zip your lips!
J.A. Baker
I have always longed to be part of the outward life, to be out there at the edge of things, to let the human taint wash away in emptiness and silence as the fox sloughs his smell into the cold unworldliness of water; to return to town a stranger. Wandering flushes a glory that fades with arrival.
J.R.R. Tolkien
[Hobbits] love peace and quiet and a good tilled earth.
Jack Gilbert
Waking At NightThe blue river is grey at morningand evening. There is twilightat dawn and dusk. I lie in the darkwondering if this quiet in me nowis a beginning or an end.
Jacob M. Appel
This is how most stories end in the hospital. Not with crash carts and sirens and electric shocks to the chest, but with an empty room, a crisp white bed, silence.
Jacqueline Carey
A nervous silence loosens tongues
Jacqueline Winspear
Maisie bit her lip. She had learned that sometimes it was best to let words die of their own accord, rather than fight them.
Jalaluddin Rumi
Move outside the tangle of fear-thinking. Live in silence.
Jalaluddin Rumi
This poetry. I never know what I'm going to say.I don't plan it.When I'm outside the saying of it,I get very quiet and rarely speak at all.
Jalaluddin Rumi
Go back,go back to sleep.Yes, you are allowed.You who have no Love in your heart,you can go back to sleep.The power of Loveis exclusive to us,you can go back to sleep.I have been burntby the fire of Love.You who have no such yearning in your heart,go back to sleep.The path of Love,has seventy-two folds and countless facets.Your love and religionis all about deceit, control and hypocrisy,go back to sleep.I have torn to pieces my robe of speech,and have let go of the desire to converse.You who are not naked yet,you can go back to sleep.
Jalaluddin Rumi
Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field.I'll meet you there.When the soul lies down in that grassthe world is too full to talk about.
James Joyce
Secrets, silent, stony sit in the dark palaces of both our hearts: secrets weary of their tyranny: tyrants willing to be dethroned.
Jane Austen
I am worn out with civility. I have been talking incessantly all night, and with nothing to say. But with you there may be peace. You will not want to be talked to. Let us have the luxury of silence.
Jasmine Sandozz
Once you go silent everyone starts misinterpreting what your silence says.
Jason Medina
She gazed at him alluringly and grinned. No further words were necessary.
Javed Akhtar
When clouds of pain loom in the skyWhen a shadow of sadness flickers byWhen a tear finds its way to the eyeWhen fear keeps the loneliness aliveI try and console my heartWhy is it that you cry? I askThis is only what life impartsThese deep silences withinHave been handed out to all by timeEveryone's story has a little sorrowEveryone's share has a little sunshineNo need for water in your eyesEvery moment can be a new lifeWhy do you let them pass you by?Oh heart, why is it that you cry?
Jean-Yves Leloup
Lead us toward a speech, which is as beautiful as silence, and toward a silence, which is as beautiful as the sweetest and truest of words. (119)
Jeffrey McDaniel
I've been ignored by prettier women than you, but none who carried the heavy pitchers of silenceso far, without spilling a drop.
Jenim Dibie
You are alone,So alone,You speak back to silence.People call it loneliness,You call it solitude,Different words,Meaning the same pain.
Joan D. Chittister
Silence is a frightening thing. Silences leaves us at the mercy of the noise within us. We hear the fears that need to be faced. We hear, then, the angers that need to be cooled. We hear the emptiness that needs to be filled. We hear the cries for humility and reconciliation and centeredness. We hear ambition and arrogance and attitudes of uncaring awash in the shallows of the soul. Silence demands answers. Silence invites us to depth. Silence heals what hoarding and running will not touch.
Jodi Picoult
Maybe I was naïve to think that silence was implicit complacence, instead of a festering question. Maybe I was silly to believe that friends owed each other anything.
John Kramer
The people's silence is a tyrant's greatest advocate. The less captives talked, the less they knew; the less they knew, the more they feared; and the more they feared, the more easily others could manipulate them to their own ends, the more easily the captives could be controlled.
Johnny Depp
You gotta be careful: don't say a word to nobody about nothing anytime ever.
José N. Harris
Lay downYour tired & weary head my friend.We have wept too longNight is fallingAnd you are only sleepingWe have come to this journey's endIt's time for us to goTo meet our friendsWho beckon usTo jump againFrom across a distant skyA C-130 comes to carry usWhere we shall all wait For the final green lightIn the light ofThe pale moon risingI see far on the horizonInto the world of night and darknessFeet and knees togetherTime has ceasedBut cherished memories still lingerThis is the way of life and all thingsWe shall meet againYou are only sleeping.
Joyce Rachelle
Solitude is the canvas of a thinking mind.
Joyce Rachelle
If we can't have world peace, I'll settle for a quiet room.
Kahlil Gibran
You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts;And when you can no longer dwell in the solitude of your heart you live in your lips, and sound is a diversion and a pastime.And in much of your talking, thinking is half murdered.
Kamand Kojouri
I long for the day when I hear the musicwithout any song.
Kamand Kojouri
Yes, silence is painful, but if you endure it, you will hear the cadence of the entire universe.
Kamand Kojouri
You must be more alive than life.You must see darkness danceand hear silence sing.You must be more awake than lightfor we aren't born sleepingand we shouldn't live sleeping.Only then will death's slumberbecome sweet.
Kamand Kojouri
To be wise means to know when to stay silent.
Kamand Kojouri
Let my silence grow with noise as pregnant mothers grow with life. Let my silence permeate these walls as sunlight permeates a home. Let the silence rise from unwatered graves and craters left by bombs. Let the silence rise from empty bellies and surge from broken hearts. The silence of the hidden and forgotten. The silence of the abused and tortured. The silence of the persecuted and imprisoned. The silence of the hanged and massacred. Loud as all the sounds can be, let my silence be loud so the hungry may eat my words and the poor may wear my words. Loud as all the sounds can be, let my silence be loud so I may resurrect the dead and give voice to the oppressed. My silence speaks.
Kamand Kojouri
Why are we afraid of the silence that ensues after our death? Wasn't it the same silence we endured before birth? Isn't it the same silence we revel in when we are completely immersed in the present moment? Let us not be afraid.
Kamand Kojouri
Always ask yourself: What will happen if I say nothing?
Kamand Kojouri
For what was it about books that once finished left the reader in a bit of a haze and made them reread the last few sentences in order to continue the ringing in their hearts a while longer, so as not to let the silence illumine the fact that reading, they had gained something
Karen Armstrong
I discovered that I felt at home and alive in the silence, which compelled me to enter my interior world and around there. Without the distraction of constant conversation, the words on the page began to speak directly to my inner self. They were no long expressing ideas that were simply interesting intellectually, but were talking directly to my own yearning and perplexity.
Karen Armstrong
The constant reprimands made me hyperconscious of my own performance, and so instead of getting rid of self, I had become embedded in the egoism I was supposed to transcend. Now I was beginning to understand that a silence that is not clamorous with vexation and worried self-regard can become part of the texture of your mind, can seep into you, moment by moment, and gradually change you.
Karen Hackel
You need to trustTo surrenderTo ask for guidanceGo within for the answersThey're within youYou have the answersAll you need do is ask
Karen Marie Moning
Words can be twisted into any shape. Promises can be made to lull the heart and seduce the soul. In the final analysis, words mean nothing. They are labels we give things in an effort to wrap our puny little brains around their underlying natures, when ninety-nine percent of the time the totality of the reality is an entirely different beast. The wisest man is the silent one. Examine his actions. Judge him by them.
Khaled Hosseini
Quiet is peace. Tranquility. Quiet is turning down the volume knob on life. Silence is pushing the off button. Shutting it down. All of it. - Amir
Kilroy J. Oldster
The more a person knows the less they talk. I shall cease speaking and endeavor to instill a large band of silence inside myself in order to forge a deeper and closer relationship with all of nature. Only when I attain absolute quietude shall I understand the supreme virtue of humanity and understand the meaning of both life and death. Only when I achieve absolute stillness shall I come to a perfect realization of the meaning of existence innate in all things.
Kristina McMorris
Not every loss was confirmed by an officer at the door. Nor a telegram with the power to sink a fleet. Loss, often the worst kind, also arrived through the deafening quiet of an absence.
Lailah Gifty Akita
When you are angry, be still and do not speak.
Lailah Gifty Akita
We suffer in silence.
Lao Tzu
...the mind is just as immeasurable as the vast universe. An integral being settles his mind just as the vast universe settles itself. He unites his mind with the unnameable Subtle Origin of the multi-universe in which there is no past, present or future. This is how an integral being deals with his mind.
Liz Newman
Find a love that listens even when you're not saying anything, that knows the infinite ways you express yourself in silence, and can interpret the quiet as though you're screaming to be heard.
Ljupka Cvetanova
Silence is the most expensive to buy.
Manprit Kaur
Meditation is the art of silencing the mind so that you may hear the inklings of the Soul.
Margaret Peterson Haddix
A thousand times today I've started to open my mouth, started to squeak out, Can you tell me...? But then I'd look into the front seat, at my mother's silent shaking, my father's grim profile, the mournful bags under his eyes, and all the questions I might ask seemed abusive. Assault and battery, a question mark used like a club. My parents are old and fragile. I'd have to heartless to want to hurt them.
Mark Lawrence
I'll tell you now. That silence almost beat me. It's the silence that scares me. It's the blank page on which I can write my own fears. The spirits of the dead have nothing on it. The dead one tried to show me hell, but it was a pale imitation of the horror I can paint on the darkness in a quiet moment.
Mark Strand
When we walk in the sunour shadows are like barges of silence.
Mark Z. Danielewski
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.
Markus Zusak
My own eyes try to sleep, but they don't. They stay wide awake as time snarls forward and silence drops down, like measured thought.
Martin Luther King Jr.
It may well be that we will have to repent in this generation. Not merely for the vitriolic words and the violent actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence and indifference of the good people who sit around and say, Wait on time.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Three hundred years of humiliation, abuse and deprivation cannot be expected to find voice in a whisper.
Mary Ann Shaffer
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.
Maurice Maeterlinck
It is a thing that knows no limit, and before it all men are equal; and the silence of king or slave, in presence of death, or grief, or love, reveals the same features, hides beneath its impenetrable mantle the self-same treasure. For this is the essential silence of our soul, our most inviolable sanctuary, and its secret can never be lost;
Maurice Maeterlinck
As gold and silver are weighed in pure water, so does the soul test its weight in silence, and the words that we let fall have no meaning apart from the silence that wraps them round.
Maurice Maeterlinck
It is the disaster of our entire existence that we live thus away from our soul, and stand in such dread of its slightest movement. Did we but allow it to smile frankly in its silence and its radiance, we should be already living an eternal life. We have only to think for an instant how much it succeeds in accomplishing during those rare moments when we knock off its chains
Maurice Maeterlinck
If I tell some one that I love him
Maurice Maeterlinck
And it is because we all of us know of this sombre power and its perilous manifestations, that we stand in so deep a dread of silence. We can bear, when need must be, the silence of ourselves, that of isolation: but the silence of many - silence multiplied - and above all the silence of a crowd - these are supernatural burdens, whose inexplicable weight brings dread to the mightiest soul.
Maurice Maeterlinck
… it is that such of us as have loved deeply have learnt many secrets that are unknown to others; for thousands and thousands of things quiver in silence on the lips of true friendship and love, that are not to be found in the silence of other lips, to which friendship and love are unknown. …
Maurice Merleau-Ponty
Language signifies when instead of copying thought it lets itself be taken apart and put together again by thought. Language bears the sense of thought as a footprint signifies the movement and effort of a body. The empirical use of already established language should be distinguished from its creative use. Empirical language can only be the result of creative language. Speech in the sense of empirical language - that is, the opportune recollection of a preestablished sign
Mehmet Murat ildan
What is left after war is silence: The silence of the death; the silence of the debris; the silence of the birds! After war even the screams of sadness are silent because the pain is in the very depths of the soul!
Mehmet Murat ildan
No art is silent! Because art is an original idea and every original idea speaks, every interesting thought screams, every art talks, every art screams! No art is silent! If it is silent, then it is not an art!
Meia Geddes
I let quiet shape what I say, then realize there is nothing that can be fully said
Melody Lee
Silence can be lovely or disturbing, depending on the source.
Michael Bassey Johnson
If you really want to be different, you'd better keep quiet and be a good person on the inside.
Michael Bassey Johnson
Education will teach you ephemeral things. God will teach you wonders.
Michael Finkel
Language and hearing are seated in the cerebral cortex, the folded gray matter that covers the first couple of millimeters of the outer brain like wrapping paper. When one experiences silence, absent even reading, the cerebral cortex typically rests. Meanwhile, deeper and more ancient brain structures seem to be activated--the subcortical zones. People who live busy, noisy lives are rarely granted access to these areas. Silence, it appears, is not the opposite of sound. It is another world altogether, literally offering a deeper level of thought, a journey to the bedrock of the self.
Miguel de Unamuno
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
Mike Bond
A moment of peace and silence, breathing in and out the frigid air, watching daylight seep into the forest, hearing the first chatter of distant crows, the wind sighing over the snow and through the fir and pine branches and the twittering of chickadees as they flitted in little tribes from tree to tree.
Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Not everyone who talks less or keeps quiet whenever they are with or around you does that because they find you interesting or knowledgeable; some people do that because they find you boring or ignorant.
Mokokoma Mokhonoana
The more you know, the less you talk. The less you talk, the more you know.
Mokokoma Mokhonoana
The boring thing with taking a walk with someone is that your thoughts are then dictated by the subject or subjects of your conversation; and that is made worse by the fact that most sane people are terrified of silence whenever they are with or near someone.
Moonshine Noire
we met one strange summerin a regular tangle of sticky websyou had the air of angels sweet but I--drowned with the damned spiritsin lava oceans fearing your--foreign static frequency and grey-green eyes(I swear they are even if you--think otherwise): stormscalm ones, calmer than my--raging coals, empty and deadyou speak of souls like you believealways an optimist in pessimisticskin of ivory and titanium mesh...
Mufti Ismail Menk
Don't be distracted by the noise going on. Pause & reflect. You'll realize how much time you've wasted on all that nonsense around you.