Silence Quotes

Behind all creation is silence. Silence is the essential condition, the vital ingredient for all creation and all that is created. It is a power in its own right. The artist starts with a blank canvas - silence. The composer places it between and behind the notes. The very ground of your being, out of which comes all your thoughts, is silence. The way to silence is through meditation. When you arrive in your own silence you will know true freedom and real power. Stop, take a minute, and listen to the silence within you today. Then be aware of what disturbs your inner silence. It could be negative thoughts, memories, sensations. And when you are aware, you will know what is draining your creative power, and you will know what needs to change...on the inside!


How do we meditate silently? Just by not talking, just by not using outer words, we are not doing silent meditation. Silent meditation is totally different. When we start meditating in silence, right from the beginning we feel the bottom of a sea within us and without. The life of activity movement and restlessness is on the surface, but deep below, underneath our human life, there is poise and silence. So, either we shall imagine this sea of silence within us or we shall feel that we are nothing but a sea of poise itself

Sri Chinmoy

Lying is done with words and also with silence.

Adrienne Rich

Silence has been given to woman the better to express her thoughts.

Louis Claude Joseph Desnoyers

Silence is the mother of Truth.

Benjamin Disraeli

Silence holds the door against the strife of tongue and all the impertinences of idle conversation.

James Hervey

Silence and simplicity obtrude on no one, but are yet two unequaled attractions in woman.

Alphonse de Lamartine

Silence,--the applause of real and durable impressions.

Alphonse de Lamartine

To stand in silence when they should be protesting makes cowards out of men.

Abraham Lincoln

The deepest feeling always shows itself in silence; not in silence, but restraint.

Marianne Craig Moore

Silence is man's chief learning.


Silence never yet betrayed any one!

Antoine de Rivarol

To me so deep a silence portends some dread event; a clamorous sorrow wastes itself in sound.


Silence, beautiful voice.

Lord Alfred Tennyson

In human intercourse the tragedy begins, not when there is misunderstanding about words, but when silence is not understood.

Henry David Thoreau
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