Quotations About / On: SILENCE
Speech is better than silence; silence is better than speech.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Nominalist and Realist," Essays, Second Series (1844).)
Life became a pregnant silence, but it was understood that the silence was to lead nowhere.
(John Ashbery (b. 1927), U.S. poet, critic. "The System.")
Silence is full of noise but for those who can hear; and noise is a silence but for those who can bear.
(for mu students)
My silence doesn't always mean I don't care. As a matter of fact, my silence usually means I care enough to listen.
(When I was ask why I'm silent most of the times.)
Silence alone is respectable and respected. I believe God to be silence.
(Henry Brooks Adams (1838-1918), U.S. historian. Letter, January 27, 1905, to Margaret Chanler. Letters, Vol. 2, p. 445, ed. Worthington Chauncy Ford, Houghton Mifflin (1938).)
Le silence éternel de ces espaces infinis m'effraie. The eternal silence of these infinite spaces frightens me.
(Blaise Pascal (1623-1662), French scientist, mathematician. Pensées, iii. 206, ed. L. Brunschvieg, 5th edition (1909).)
It is in the sacred realm of ethereal silences where secrets are revealed.
(John Lars Zwerenz)
As mums outlast lilies, silence outlasts speech.
Words are sharp but silence can be sharper.
The poetry that I create is a joyful noise that comes out of a slumberous silence.
(As I was listening to 'Ex Nihilo' by Andy Mineo.)