Silence quotes

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

- Samuel Beckett

Your hearts know in silence the secrets of the days and the nights.

- Gibran, Kahlil

Nothing is so good for an ignorant man as silence; and if he was sensible of this he would not be ignorant.

- Saadi

Nothing is more useful than silence.

- Menander

Ask a wise man to dinner and he'll upset everyone by his gloomy silence or tiresome questions. Invite him to a dance and you'll have a camel prancing about. Haul him off to a public entertainment and his face will be enough to spoil the people's entertainment.

- Erasmus, Desiderius

There's nothing wrong with having nothing to say -- unless you insist on saying it.


Silence is argument carried out by other means.

- Che Guevara

The media transforms the great silence of things into its opposite. Formerly constituting a secret, the real now talks constantly. News reports, information, statistics, and surveys are everywhere.

- Certeau, Michel De

Silence is the loudest thing I've ever heard

- Peter O'Gorman

Oppression can only survive through silence.

- Carmen de Monteflores

Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth. By simply not mentioning certain subjects... totalitarian propagandists have influenced opinion much more effectively than they could have by the most eloquent denunciations.

- Huxley, Aldous

Silence is a way of saying: we do not have to entertain each other; we are okay as we are.

- Martha Grimes

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

- Beaumont, Francis

I was in yoga the other day. I was in full lotus position. My chakras were all aligned. My mind is cleared of all clatter and I'm looking out of my third eye and everything that I'm supposed to be doing. It's amazing what comes up, when you sit in that silence.'Mama keeps whites bright like the sunlight, Mama's got the magic of Clorox 2.'

- Ellen DeGeneres

His enemies might have said before that he talked rather too much; but now he has occasional flashes of silence, that make his conversation perfectly delightful.

- Smith, Sydney

Accustomed to the veneer of noise, to the shibboleths of promotion, public relations, and market research, society is suspicious of those who value silence.

- John Lahr

Great souls endure in silence.

- Schiller, Johann Friedrich Von

My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence.

- Edith Sitwell

A multitude of little superfluous precautions engender here a population of deputies and sub-officials, each of whom acquits himself with an air of importance and a rigorous precision, which seemed to say, though everything is done with much silence, Make way, I am one of the members of the grand machine of state.

- Custine, Marquis De

You will find that silence or very gentle words are the most exquisite revenge for insult.

- Hall, Judge

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