Quotations About / On: SILENCE
the shadow of silence is emptiness
(It is important to keep silent at times but don't embrace the emptiness that follows long spells of silence)
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.)
If you don't understand my words, You will never understand my silence.
(Musa C. Ndhlovu)
I shall assume that your silence gives consent.
(Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Cratylus, 435 B....)
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).)
Silence remains, inescapably, a form of speech.
(Susan Sontag (b. 1933), U.S. author. "The Aesthetics of Silence," (1967).)
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).)