Silence Quotes: Embracing the Power and Wisdom of Stillness
The Language of Silence: Unveiling the Profound Impact of Stillness
Silence, with its gentle presence and profound depth, has the ability to speak volumes. It is the absence of noise, the space where thoughts are born, and the sanctuary where wisdom resides. In this article, we delve into the world of silence, presenting a collection of quotes that celebrate its transformative power, the solace it brings, and the lessons it teaches us about introspection and inner peace.
Silence is not mere emptiness; it is a canvas upon which our minds can paint, our hearts can listen, and our souls can find solace. It invites us to slow down, reflect, and connect with the essence of our being. By exploring the realm of silence, we gain a deeper understanding of ourselves and the world around us.
Whispers of Wisdom: Quotes that Illuminate the Power of Silence
From philosophers, poets, and individuals who have experienced the serenity of silence, we gather words that capture the essence of stillness. These quotes invite us to embrace the quietude, recognize the wisdom it holds, and find solace in moments of silence. Below, we present a collection of silence quotes that celebrate its transformative power, inspire self-reflection, and encourage us to seek inner peace.
In the same way that Egypt and Libya conspired to ‘disappear’ my father and silence writers such as Idris Ali, they made me, too, to a far lesser extent, feel punished for speaking out.
I got quite bored, serving in the bar. Since I was there, the customers wouldn’t talk about women, and with half their subject matter denied them, it was: horses, silence; horses, silence.
People often ask me why I continue to speak out if it’s hurting my family. But that’s exactly why I speak out. The people Erdogan is targeting are my family, my friends, my neighbors, my classmates. I need to speak out, or my country will suffer in silence.
I have seen him set fire to his wigwam and smooth over the graves of his fathers… clap his hand in silence over his mouth, and take the last look over his fair hunting ground, and turn his face in sadness to the setting sun.
My favorite movie of all time is ‘The Silence of the Lambs.’ I think Hannibal Lecter is the scariest movie monster ever because he’s smarter than you are.
Silence is the mother of truth.
Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.
Leonardo da Vinci
Silence is an ornament for women.
That man’s silence is wonderful to listen to.
Silence is as deep as eternity, speech a shallow as time.
As an artist I come to sing, but as a citizen, I will always speak for peace, and no one can silence me in this.
Every time I speak up about anything to do with women or ethnic minorities, hundreds of messages pour in to attempt to silence or frighten me.
There are nations, where people live in captivity, fear and silence. I believe, one day from prison camps and torture cells and from exile the leaders of freedom will emerge. The world should stand with those oppressed people until the day of their freedom finally arrives.
I suffer from low self-esteem. I had horrible self-esteem growing up. You really have to save yourself because the critic within you will eat you up. It’s not the outside world – it’s your interior life, that critic within you, that you have to silence.
He knew the lie of silence to be as evil as the lie of speech.
It was still quiet in the house, and not a sound was heard from outside, either. Were it not for this silence, my reverie would probably have been disrupted by reminders of daily duties, of getting up and going to school.
I am not going to stand by as people like Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg silence the voices of millions of conservatives.
My first college roommate greeted me with a shocked silence followed by, ‘So… you’re black.’
I always felt I had to fill silences, usually by singing or whistling. It was nerves and shyness, really.
One of my biggest fears as a director is that everything is taking too long on camera. The actor saying their lines, the silence between lines, the length of time it takes to walk from A to B. So you try it at different speeds and then see what sticks in the edit room.
I write for those women who do not speak, for those who do not have a voice because they were so terrified, because we are taught to respect fear more than ourselves. We’ve been taught that silence would save us, but it won’t.
That’s the thing about abuse – it can make the victim feel an overwhelming sense of shame, a shame so disabling that one suffers in silence.
In politics there is plenty of division, hostility, tribalism, posturing; but there’s almost no curiosity. Instead of wondering why someone holds a certain set of beliefs and asking how they came to them, it is easier to gather a mob and silence opposing viewpoints by force.
Lisa Kennedy Montgomery
Imams seldom condemn terror. And in their silence, in the void, acceptance – encouragement even – is assumed.
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.
The silence caused by politicizing speech is deafening.
If at noon you sit down and there’s just silence or blank tape, in an hour if you have a song, that didn’t exist an hour ago. Now it exists and it might exist for a long time. There’s something empowering about that.
We should silence anyone who opposes the right to freedom of speech.
The silence of a room when someone enters with a gun is very different from the sound that room makes when empty.
I have always said that the debate about who should play in goal is part of the game, but I never play in order to silence anyone.
The crowd reaction is something that I definitely love. When I first started if I walked out from behind that curtain and heard a pin drop or deafening silence, then you have to look at switching something up.
Silence has been destroyed, but also the idea that it’s important to learn how another person thinks, to enter the mind of another person. The whole idea of empathy is gone. We are now part of this giant machine where every second we have to take out a device and contribute our thoughts and opinions.
Every language is a world. Without translation, we would inhabit parishes bordering on silence.
I love going to London for a couple of days but I need to be in the country. I like the silence, the smell and the seasonal changes, especially in spring and summer. I really feel that I belong there.
It’s time for women to make their voices heard. Their silence on the subject of war and peace is deafening.
You need not wonder at my knowing all human languages; for, to tell you the truth, I also understand all the secrets of human silence.
Apollonius of Tyana
People feel really uncomfortable when there’s silence.
Being a depressive should not imply danger any more than being a man or even a human should. Mental illness isn’t a them/us issue; we are all on the scale somewhere. So we must be very careful to resist ignorance and combat the stigma that leads to dangerous silence.
It is more noble by silence to avoid an injury than by argument to overcome it.
Sometimes silence is the best way to shut down an awkward conversation.
The denial of our duty to act in this case is a denial of our right to act; and if we have no right to act, then may we well be termed the white slaves of the North, for like our brethren in bonds, we must seal our lips in silence and despair.
Going across the Tannai Desert was one of the spookiest experiences I’ve ever had. Not driving during the day; that was fine. And so we camped in an old sort of truck siding, I think. And the silence. The eerie silence and then a dingo howling, and it was just so spooky. I didn’t sleep all night.
I now realize Melania is not a normal woman. Two women had described having sex with her husband on national TV in graphic detail in the same week. Her private response: It’s politics.’ Her public response: dead silence. It just wasn’t a human reaction.
Stephanie Winston Wolkoff
Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph.
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.
I do sing a bit, a solo called ‘Rubies,’ and the female vocals on ‘In Paradisum,’ ‘The Sound of Silence,’ and ‘Sapphire Clouds’.
I, schooled in misery, know many purifying rites, and I know where speech is proper and where silence.
I think one of the things that was a huge surprise to everyone with ‘Silence of the Lambs’ was that that was an Oscar-winning horror movie. It struck such a nerve with audiences that it was a very particular, special experience.
I definitely have to make sure I have my Jamaican playlist whenever I go, and you’ve gotta listen to Popcaan. I really love his song ‘Silence,’ but the whole album, ‘Forever,’ is good. I love his melodies and flows. He just knows how to make good songs.