Silence Quotes

I've always been the king of silence. I've always been a minimalist comedian. I've taken my influence from Jack Benny, who was the king of that... I've always done 'less is more.' Albert Brooks

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

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Even in the most beautiful music there are some silences, which are there so we can witness the importance of silence. Andrea Bocelli

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Applause, it's very nice, of course. But when you're giving, and creating, and then there is the silence of everyone sitting there, listening, waiting, that is great. Anna Netrebko

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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. Archibald MacLeish

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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. Archibald MacLeish

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

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People ask me if I have some kind of death wish, to keep saying the things I do. The answer is no: I would like to keep living. However, some things must be said, and there are times when silence becomes an accomplice to injustice. Ayaan Hirsi Ali

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I am rather inclined to silence. Abraham Lincoln

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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. Adele

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

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

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

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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. Albert Camus

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

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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. Aldous Huxley

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No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow. Alice Walker

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Silence is the wit of fools. Anatole France

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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. Angelina Grimke

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

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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

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Pity the nation that has to silence its writers for speaking their minds. Arundhati Roy

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Your silence will not protect you. Audre Lorde

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

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Maybe silence is something we're uncomfortable with as a culture, I don't know. Anton Yelchin

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I think to be in exile is a curse, and you need to turn it into a blessing. You've been thrown into exile to die, really, to silence you so that your voice cannot come home. And so my whole life has been dedicated to saying, 'I will not be silenced.' Ariel Dorfman

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Only silence perfects silence. A. R. Ammons

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I love 'Breathless,' and 'Paris, Texas,' and 'Badlands.' I was obsessed with those films in my teens. I remember watching 'Badlands' and being amazed that there were these scenes in which nobody said anything and the silence told the whole story. Agyness Deyn

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Poetic knowledge is born in the great silence of scientific knowledge. Aime Cesaire

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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. Annie Baker

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