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My voice went recently, never happened before, off like a tap. I had to sit in silence for nine days, chalkboard around my neck. Like an old-school mime. Like a kid in the naughty corner. Like a Victorian mute.

Tags: Naughty, Off  ✍ Author: Adele

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

Tags: Democracy, Good  ✍ Author: Kate Adie

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

Tags: Harm, Since  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

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

Tags: Misery, Speech  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

Decide where and when you want to write. I like space, and silence is an inspiration to me.

Tags: Space, Write  ✍ Author: Cecelia Ahern

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

Tags: Focus, Words  ✍ Author: Ansel Adams

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

Tags: Answer, Good  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali

From politics, it was an easy step to silence.

Tags: Easy, Politics  ✍ Author: Jane Austen

To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.

Tags: Makes, Men  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.

Tags: Happiness, May  ✍ Author: Helen Keller

I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers.

Tags: Kindness, Teacher  ✍ Author: Khalil Gibran

The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.

Tags: Bad, Good  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence of the good people.

Tags: Bad, Good  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.

Tags: End, Words  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

The way to silence religious disputes is to take no notice of them.

Tags: Notice, Religious  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

Silence is the virtue of fools.

Tags: Fools, Virtue  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.

Tags: Sleep, Wisdom  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

I'm very interested in silence. And, more importantly, in what happens when people aren't talking on stage. I'm interested in letting actors play and do things between the lines. And in slowing everything down.

Tags: Between, Happens  ✍ Author: Anita Baker

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

Tags: Communication, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Faith Baldwin

Silence and tact may or may not be the same thing.

Tags: May, Tact  ✍ Author: Samuel Butler

It is tact that is golden, not silence.

Tags: Golden, Tact  ✍ Author: Samuel Butler

And in the afternoon they entered a land - but such a land! A land hung in mourning, darkened by gigantic cypresses, submerged; a land of reptiles, silence, shadow, decay.

Tags: Afternoon, Land  ✍ Author: George Washington Cable

There is no such thing as an empty space or an empty time. There is always something to see, something to hear. In fact, try as we may to make a silence, we cannot.

Tags: May, Time  ✍ Author: John Cage

The world is never quiet, even its silence eternally resounds with the same notes, in vibrations which escape our ears. As for those that we perceive, they carry sounds to us, occasionally a chord, never a melody.

Tags: Escape, Quiet  ✍ Author: Albert Camus

Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves together.

Tags: Great, Together  ✍ Author: Thomas Carlyle
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Silence is as deep as eternity, speech a shallow as time.

Tags: Deep, Time  ✍ Author: Thomas Carlyle

When the oak is felled the whole forest echoes with it fall, but a hundred acorns are sown in silence by an unnoticed breeze.

Tags: Fall, Whole  ✍ Author: Thomas Carlyle

Speech is human, silence is divine, yet also brutish and dead: therefore we must learn both arts.

Tags: Human, Learn  ✍ Author: Thomas Carlyle

Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves together; that at length they may emerge, full-formed and majestic, into the delight of life, which they are thenceforth to rule.

Tags: Great, Life  ✍ Author: Thomas Carlyle

Silence is more eloquent than words.

Tags: Eloquent, Words  ✍ Author: Thomas Carlyle

Silence is one of the great arts of conversation.

Tags: Arts, Great  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

Though silence is not necessarily an admission, it is not a denial, either.

Tags: Denial, Though  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

Silence is a true friend who never betrays.

Tags: Friend, True  ✍ Author: Paulo Coelho

It's kind of like Silence of the lambs meets Boogey Nights.

Tags: Lambs, Nights  ✍ Author: Brittany Daniel

Silence is the mother of truth.

Tags: Mother, Truth  ✍ Author: Benjamin Disraeli

One of the things I've always enjoyed is moving around and staying fit. Physicality is such a big part of being an actor, but it's also about stillness and silence.

Tags: Fitness, Moving  ✍ Author: Joel Edgerton

Worldly faces never look so worldly as at a funeral. They have the same effect of grating incongruity as the sound of a coarse voice breaking the solemn silence of night.

Tags: Night, Voice  ✍ Author: George Eliot

And they write innumerable books; being too vain and distracted for silence: seeking every one after his own elevation, and dodging his emptiness.

Tags: After, Write  ✍ Author: T. S. Eliot

Do not tell secrets to those whose faith and silence you have not already tested.

Tags: Faith, Tell  ✍ Author: Elizabeth I

The desert has its holiness of silence, the crowd its holiness of conversation.

Tags: Crowd, Desert  ✍ Author: Walter Elliot

Keep silence for the most part, and speak only when you must, and then briefly.

Tags: Keep, Speak  ✍ Author: Nora Ephron

Silence is safer than speech.

Tags: Safer, Speech  ✍ Author: Nora Ephron

My kids have never seen me scream at anybody. They've never seen an argument. There's never been even a cold silence. And those are things that I grew up with because my parents did end up divorcing.

Tags: End, Parents  ✍ Author: Edie Falco

I think television has betrayed the meaning of democratic speech, adding visual chaos to the confusion of voices. What role does silence have in all this noise?

Tags: Confusion, Speech  ✍ Author: Federico Fellini

You can never get silence anywhere nowadays, have you noticed?

Tags: Anywhere, Music  ✍ Author: Bryan Ferry

Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.

Tags: Life, Yourself  ✍ Author: Harvey Fierstein

Never be bullied into silence.

Tags: Bullied  ✍ Author: Harvey Fierstein

Silence is the wit of fools.

Tags: Fools, Wit  ✍ Author: Anatole France

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

Tags: Idle, Word  ✍ Author: Benjamin Franklin

I work late at night. I'm awake and nobody bothers me. It's quiet and things come and talk to me in the silence.

Tags: Night, Work  ✍ Author: Diana Gabaldon

Certain songs like 'Enjoy the Silence' - to me, it always fits anywhere. There's something about that song that's really timeless, and I never get bored or feel like I have to muster something up.

Tags: Bored, Enjoy  ✍ Author: Dave Gahan

In the silence of night I have often wished for just a few words of love from one man, rather than the applause of thousands of people.

Tags: Love, Words  ✍ Author: Judy Garland

Silence is the ultimate weapon of power.

Tags: Power, Ultimate  ✍ Author: Charles de Gaulle

Silence is argument carried out by other means.

Tags: Argument, Means  ✍ Author: Che Guevara

Some persons talk simply because they think sound is more manageable than silence.

Tags: Simply, Talk  ✍ Author: Lawrence Halprin

I don't listen to music when I write. I need silence so I can hear the sound of the words.

Tags: Music, Words  ✍ Author: Philip Gilbert Hamerton

When I talked to my medical friends about the strange silence on this subject in American medical magazines and textbooks, I gained the impression that here was a subject tainted with Socialism or with feminine sentimentality for the poor.

Tags: Friends, Medical  ✍ Author: Alice Hamilton

A man is known by the silence he keeps.

Tags: Keeps, Known  ✍ Author: Katharine Hepburn

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

Tags: Understand, Words  ✍ Author: Elbert Hubbard

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.

Tags: Great, Truth  ✍ Author: Aldous Huxley

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.

Tags: After, Music  ✍ Author: Aldous Huxley

Some things we must pass over in silence.

Tags: Pass  ✍ Author: Robert Iler

When friends and lovers die and your world gets quieter; that's when the silence comes closer; that's when next isn't the least bit theoretical or abstract.

Tags: Die, Friends  ✍ Author: Brandon T. Jackson

We believe... that the applause of silence is the only kind that counts.

Tags: Applause, Counts  ✍ Author: Alfred Jarry

You hesitate to stab me with a word, and know not - silence is the sharper sword.

Tags: Sword, Word  ✍ Author: Samuel Johnson

When you think about Broadway, you think broad and big, but the fact is there are so many plays that are very intimate, but fill a 1,500-seat house. Plays like 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' have deep moments of silence and intimacy to them.

Tags: Big, Deep  ✍ Author: Steve Kazee

The intellectual debility of contemporary conservatism is indicated by its silence on all important matters.

Tags: Matters  ✍ Author: Christopher Lasch

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.

Tags: Life, Night  ✍ Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Your silence will not protect you.

Tags: Protect  ✍ Author: Audre Lorde

Once you permit those who are convinced of their own superior rightness to censor and silence and suppress those who hold contrary opinions, just at that moment the citadel has been surrendered.

Tags: Moment, Once  ✍ Author: Archibald MacLeish

To see the earth as it truly is, small and blue in that eternal silence where it floats, is to see riders on the earth together, brothers on that bright loveliness in the eternal cold - brothers who know now they are truly brothers.

Tags: Small, Together  ✍ Author: Archibald MacLeish

Silence is also conversation.

 ✍ Author: Ramana Maharshi

Silence is complicity. Speak now or surrender your ground.

Tags: Speak, Surrender  ✍ Author: Michelle Malkin

On the rare occasions I go to the gym, I prefer silence.

Tags: Gym, Rare  ✍ Author: Bebe Neuwirth

Jack Benny was, without a doubt, the bravest comedian I have ever seen work. He wasn't afraid of silence. He would take as long as it took to tell the story.

Tags: Doubt, Work  ✍ Author: Bob Newhart

Somewhere we know that without silence words lose their meaning, that without listening speaking no longer heals, that without distance closeness cannot cure.

Tags: Cannot, Words  ✍ Author: Henri Nouwen

A moment of silence is not inherently religious.

Tags: Moment, Religious  ✍ Author: Sandra Day O\'Connor

I enjoy playing characters where the silence is loud.

Tags: Enjoy, Playing  ✍ Author: Gary Oldman

Silence, you know, is the best place to get close to spirit for me.

Tags: Best, Place  ✍ Author: Sam Palladio

Much talking is the cause of danger. Silence is the means of avoiding misfortune. The talkative parrot is shut up in a cage. Other birds, without speech, fly freely about.

Tags: Means, Speech  ✍ Author: Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit

He knew the lie of silence to be as evil as the lie of speech.

Tags: Evil, Lie  ✍ Author: Gilbert Parker

We have a tendency to sugar coat the Civil Rights movement by showing arm in arm and everyone singing 'Kumbaya'. We don't really always show the resistance from the government, the resistance from the status quo, from the majority to silence the movement.

Tags: Everyone, Government  ✍ Author: Nate Parker

Silence is the pause in me when I am near to God.

Tags: God, Pause  ✍ Author: Arvo Part

The eternal silence of these infinite spaces frightens me.

Tags: Eternal, Infinite  ✍ Author: Blaise Pascal

Yoga is the settling of the mind into silence. When the mind has settled, we are established in our essential nature, which is unbounded Consciousness. Our essential nature is usually overshadowed by the activity of the mind.

Tags: Mind, Nature  ✍ Author: George Pataki

There are people and nations, Mother, that I would like to say to you by name. I entrust them to you in silence, I entrust them to you in the way that you know best.

Tags: Best, Mother  ✍ Author: Pope John Paul II

I shall assume that your silence gives consent.

Tags: Assume, Shall  ✍ Author: Sylvia Plath

Your silence gives consent.

Tags: Consent, Gives  ✍ Author: Sylvia Plath

Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech.

Tags: Speech, Wisdom  ✍ Author: Sylvia Plath

The true genius shudders at incompleteness - and usually prefers silence to saying something which is not everything it should be.

Tags: Saying, True  ✍ Author: Edgar Allan Poe

I always believed that my silence on several topics will be an advantage in the long run.

Tags: Advantage, Run  ✍ Author: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Love is not a fire to be shut up in a soul. Everything betrays us: voice, silence, eyes; half-covered fires burn all the brighter.

Tags: Fire, Love  ✍ Author: Jean Racine

Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself.

Tags: Distrust, Himself  ✍ Author: Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Absolute silence leads to sadness. It is the image of death.

Tags: Death, Sadness  ✍ Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau

I graduated from a place called Whitworth College in Spokane with a theater degree, then in 1993 I moved to L.A. and auditioned and did very well there. My first gig was playing a skinhead in John Singleton's 'Higher Learning', and I played Glenn Close's son in a TV movie called 'Serving In Silence.'

Tags: Learning, Son  ✍ Author: Trevor St. John

I don't listen to music when I write. I need silence.

Tags: Music, Write  ✍ Author: Louis Sachar

So long as the laws remain such as they are today, employ some discretion: loud opinion forces us to do so; but in privacy and silence let us compensate ourselves for that cruel chastity we are obliged to display in public.

Tags: Opinion, Today  ✍ Author: Marquis de Sade

I can hear the roar of women's silence.

Tags: Hear, Women  ✍ Author: Thomas Sangster

The only way to silence a room that's laughing at you is to sort of take over.

Tags: Laughing, Room  ✍ Author: Peter Sarsgaard

Choose silence of all virtues, for by it you hear other men's imperfections, and conceal your own.

Tags: Choose, Men  ✍ Author: George Bernard Shaw
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