Quotations About / On: SILENCE

  • 21.
    Silence is an ornament for women.
    (Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Ajax, l. 293.)
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  • 22.
    Silence is the perfectest herald of joy.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Claudio, in Much Ado About Nothing, act 2, sc. 1, l. 306. Unable to express his happiness on being offered Hero in marriage.)
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  • 23.
    It is in the sacred realm of ethereal silences where secrets are revealed.
    (John Lars Zwerenz)
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  • 24.
    The heart's love has surrounded the mind's critical knife
    sheathing it with silence.
    (Saiom Shriver)
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  • 25.
    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.)
    More quotations from: Yehoshua Shim'onai
  • 26.
    If you don't understand my words, You will never understand my silence.
    (Musa C. Ndhlovu)
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  • 27.
    In love, we worry more about the meaning of silences than the meaning of words.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection, New York (1985).)
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  • 28.
    "You have a grand gift of silence, Watson," said he, "it makes you quite invaluable as a companion."
    (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930), British author. Sherlock Holmes, in "The Man with the Twisted Lip," The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1891).)
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  • 29.
    The screaming silence of no's knife in yes's wound.
    (Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. First published in 1967. The narrator, in Stories and Texts for Nothing 13, p. 139, Grove Press (1968).)
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  • 30.
    What we cannot speak about we must pass over in silence.
    (Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951), Austrian-British philosopher. Trans. by D.F. Pears and B.F. McGuinness, Routledge and Kegan Paul (1961). Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, 7.)
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