Quotations About / On: SILENCE
Silence is an ornament for women.
(Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Ajax, l. 293.)
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.)
It is in the sacred realm of ethereal silences where secrets are revealed.
(John Lars Zwerenz)
The heart's love has surrounded the mind's critical knife
sheathing it with silence.
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.)
If you don't understand my words, You will never understand my silence.
(Musa C. Ndhlovu)
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).)
"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).)
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).)
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.)