The far-off clinching and mating of arches, the leap and thrust of the stone, carrying a great roof overhead, awed and silenced her.
(D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British author. Originally published (and withdrawn) by Methuen (1915). The Rainbow, ch. 7, Penguin Books (1987).
Description of Anna Brangwen viewing Lincoln Cathedral.)
We believe ... that the applause of silence is the only kind that counts.
(Alfred Jarry (1873-1907), French playwright, author. repr. in The Selected Works of Alfred Jarry, eds. Roger Shattuck and Simon Watson Taylor (1965). "Twelve Theatrical Topics," topic 12, published in Dossiers Acénonètes due Collège de 'Pataphysique, no. 5 (1960).)