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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Obviously, you have quieter years than others – you don’t go jumping out of a plane every day.
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.
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.
Perhaps when music has been shouting for so long, a quieter voice seems attractive.
My hope is that one day I’ll be able to work and have a quieter life, but still a creative life.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Twins are a high-risk pregnancy, by definition. The quieter I am, the longer I can keep them growing.
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.
I moved back home to Southend in 2015 for a quieter life.
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.
My goal is to get quieter as I get older.
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.
I feel like my mind is a little quieter when I exercise.
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.
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.
I seldom play in a trio, but acoustic music is likely to be lighter, quicker, and quieter.
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.
There was a different ending to ‘New Moon’ originally. It was a much quieter book. It was very much all in Bella’s head.
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.
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.
It’s funny how people fantasise about your life sometimes. But it’s so much quieter than they think.
If only I may grow: firmer, simpler, quieter, warmer.
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.
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.
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.
As an actor, you have times that are bustling, and then you have the quieter, slower times. I definitely had some of those.
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.
I’ve been singing quieter because I live in a thin-walled apartment.
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.