Top 44 Quieter Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Quieter Quotes from famous people such as Julian Barnes, Marvin Hamlisch, Judy Holliday, Lynsey Addario, Satoru Iwata, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

It took me some years to clear my head of what Paris wa

It took me some years to clear my head of what Paris wanted me to admire about it, and to notice what I preferred instead. Not power-ridden monuments, but individual buildings which tell a quieter story: the artist’s studio, or the Belle Epoque house built by a forgotten financier for a just-remembered courtesan.
Julian Barnes
As I get older, I’m slowing down and, yes, calming down in my desire to be taken seriously. That I can be entertaining and funny and high nervous energy can work against me as a serious composer, slowly but surely you’ll see me be quieter just so that people will listen.
Marvin Hamlisch
They weren’t interested in entertainment. They were tough. I learned one trick, which was to be quieter than they were until they had to look at you. It took a lot of agressiveness.
Judy Holliday
My strength is looking for composition and light, and I think those things come in the quieter times of war or photographing people affected on the margins of war – civilians, refugees; that is where I really excel.
Lynsey Addario
Nintendo is applying the benefits of advanced technology, but we’re using it to make our machines more power-efficient, quieter, and faster to start.
Satoru Iwata
When I was making ‘Xen,’ I was surprised at how introverted some of the songs were. I wasn’t deliberately trying to go quieter, but I had to embrace it.
I think ninjas are probably quieter than SEALs, but we are better swimmers, and also better with guns and blowing things up.
William H. McRaven
As I got into high school and after puberty, I was a little more inward. I was a real extrovert when I was little, but I don’t know, I just got quieter… With my friends, I was still an extrovert.
John Mulaney
Obviously, you have quieter years than others – you don’t go jumping out of a plane every day.
Natalie Dormer
Things come in a quieter way to me. It’s not laziness, and it’s not diffidence. I just know how far you have to bend for work. That’s important for me.
John Hurt
Some people think that you have to be the loudest voice in the room to make a difference. That is just not true. Often, the best thing we can do is turn down the volume. When the sound is quieter, you can actually hear what someone else is saying. And that can make a world of difference.
Nikki Haley
Perhaps when music has been shouting for so long, a quieter voice seems attractive.
Brian Eno
My hope is that one day I’ll be able to work and have a quieter life, but still a creative life.
James Mercer
I’m unconventional and eccentric and talk things out, and it seemed that the person I married – maybe in reaction – got quieter and more conventional over time. It felt as if we were putting each other in a straitjacket.
Alexandra Fuller
Sometimes, when you are not feeling really good is when you tend to write songs because you are internalising everything, and you are examining your thought process, and you are quieter and quite still, so it is when you write things down.
Maria Doyle Kennedy
I’m terrified of being poor, I always have been. It’s growing up as a Methodist. I’ll spend that bit of extra money to get a better seat on a train sometimes, because it’s quieter and calmer, but I refuse to spend money on clothes.
Kevin McCloud
I have come to regard November as the older, harder man’s October. I appreciate the early darkness and cooler temperatures. It puts my mind in a different place than October. It is a month for a quieter, slightly more subdued celebration of summer’s death as winter tightens its grip.
Henry Rollins
I suppose that Heartland, Unknown Soldier and Pride and Joy represent not a quieter side but more of a serious side to my work, something I’ve been getting into recently.
Garth Ennis
I like the idea of sort of playing quieter roles, which would be refreshing for a minute. It is exhausting being really loud and obnoxious.
Anna Faris
When everything is moving and shifting, the only way to counteract chaos is stillness. When things feel extraordinary, strive for ordinary. When the surface is wavy, dive deeper for quieter waters.
Kristin Armstrong
Everyone goes on about how Bombay is so similar to New York, so I had see what the big deal was. The bustling crowds are the same, but it’s a lot quieter, it’s a lot cleaner, and it’s not humid. I think the energy is very similar to Bombay.
Tena Desae
Twins are a high-risk pregnancy, by definition. The quieter I am, the longer I can keep them growing.
Jane Pauley
Sunday is the one day I keep reminding myself that I should lay around and take it easy, but because I am O.C.D. and an extreme multitasker, I find it hard to get lazy. I love Sundays for painting because it’s quieter; the gallery is closed, and there are no interruptions.
April Gornik
I moved back home to Southend in 2015 for a quieter life.
Jack Monroe
Our first two records are a lot quieter and more studio-based. We kind of had this feeling like we wanted to make a more quote-unquote ‘rock’ record. Then Patrick joined and really brought a new Herculean power to the band.
Jim James
My goal is to get quieter as I get older.
Kid Rock
I will say that as I get older and calmer and quieter in my own self, the one quality in a woman that I find more and more attractive is kindness. A sense of adventure and humor is important too, but I truly find kindness and consideration for others to be the most attractive thing in anyone.
Colin Farrell
I feel like my mind is a little quieter when I exercise.
Kelly Ripa
It was quite risky to open the book with one of my quieter stories; I’m kind of trying, I think, to lure readers into a false sense of security and then assault them with a couple really loud, really strange stories.
Kevin Barry
It’s funny, I get a little quieter with time. I don’t want to chase my tail and one day repeat myself and repeat myself and one day have kids going to college and not have memories that I should, because I was too busy doing my thing.
Dave Matthews
I seldom play in a trio, but acoustic music is likely to be lighter, quicker, and quieter.
Bill Bruford
It is quite hard to relax in London. I always say I'd m

It is quite hard to relax in London. I always say I’d move somewhere quieter, but I am a bit of a confirmed urbanite now – it crept up on me without me noticing. I always think that I function quite well on my own, unusually so, but then I’m reminded how important people are to me.
Laura Marling
There was a different ending to ‘New Moon’ originally. It was a much quieter book. It was very much all in Bella’s head.
Stephenie Meyer
Why can’t a woman be a little cooler in her emotions and a little quieter and more repressed without it being a huge thing? I’ve actually always quite enjoyed that, to tell you the truth.
Anna Torv
Shyness is about the fear of social judgments – at a job interview or a party you might be excessively worried about what people think of you. Whereas an introvert might not feel any of those things at all, they simply have the preference to be in a quieter setting.
Susan Cain
It’s funny how people fantasise about your life sometimes. But it’s so much quieter than they think.
Isabelle Adjani
If only I may grow: firmer, simpler, quieter, warmer.
Dag Hammarskjold
When I was talking a lot of trash, a lot of the guys knew that when I started getting serious was when I started getting a little bit quieter. If I started locking up somebody, then I’d start talking even more and I’d talk more aggressive. But once I stopped, they knew I was really serious.
Gary Payton
I think of ‘Liar & Spy’ as completely different and actually not at all like a ‘When You Reach Me’-type story. I feel like ‘Liar & Spy’ has a much quieter, more emotional revelation.
Rebecca Stead
Sometimes I get more excited for shows that I know are going to be quieter because it gets me more inspired to be more of a showman and be more of an entertainer and forces me to work harder.
Shawn Mendes
As an actor, you have times that are bustling, and then you have the quieter, slower times. I definitely had some of those.
Annaleigh Ashford
I love living in L.A. It’s quieter. It’s much more relaxing. I’m living in a house for the first time ever. I have a backyard for the first time ever; a dog for the first time ever. So it’s a lot of firsts, and I love it so much. It’s just so different. It’s a nice change of pace.
Sarah Hyland
I’ve been singing quieter because I live in a thin-walled apartment.
Kim Shattuck
With a rowdy audience, the trick is not to go louder and try to beat them into submission. It’s to go quieter. As they get loud, you get soft. Then they lean in towards you to listen.
Gyles Brandreth