Silence Quotes

quotes about silence
Silence Quotes

Only silence perfects silence.
A. R. Ammons

Lying is done with words and also with silence.
Adrienne Rich

It's very important in life to know when to shut up. You should not be afraid of silence.
Alex Trebek

One of the greatest sounds of them all - and to me it is a sound - is utter, complete silence.
Andre Kostelanetz

No man pleases by silence; many I please by speaking briefly.

As we must account for every idle word, so must we account for every idle silence.
Benjamin Franklin

Music is the silence between the notes.Claude Debussy

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

He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.
Elbert Hubbard

A sudden silence in the middle of a conversation suddenly brings us back to essentials: it reveals how dearly we must pay for the invention of speech.
Emile M. Cioran

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

Everything in life is speaking in spite of it's apparent silence.Hazrat Inayat Khan

Let us have the luxury of silence.
Jane Austen, Mansfield Park

A small silence came between us, as precise as a picture hanging on the wall.
Jean Stafford

A good word is an easy obligation; but not to speak ill requires only our silence, which costs us nothing.John Tillotson

Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.
Leonardo da Vinci

In silence and movement you can show the reflection of people.
Marcel Marceau

A voice is a human gift; it should be cherished and used, to utter fully human speech as possible.

Darkness is to space what silence is to sound, i.e., the interval.
Marshall McLuhan

After an argument, silence may mean acceptance or the continuation of resistance by other means.
Mason Cooley

A man is known by the silence he keeps.
Oliver Herford

Listen to the sound of silence.
Paul Simon

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

A story is told as much by silence as by speech.
Susan Griffin