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If you're quiet, you're not living. You've got to be noisy and colorful and lively.
Look, I don't want to wax philosophic, but I will say that if you're alive you've got to flap your arms and legs, you've got to jump around a lot, for life is the very opposite of death, and therefore you must at very least think noisy and colorfully, or you're not alive.
America is a noisy culture, unlike, say, Finland, which values silence. Individualism, dominant in the U.S. and Germany, promotes the direct, fast-paced style of communication associated with extraversion. Collectivistic societies, such as those in East Asia, value privacy and restraint, qualities more characteristic of introverts.
I maintain, despite the moment's evidence against the claim, that we are born and grow up with a fondness for each other, and we have genes for that. We can be talked out of it, for the genetic message is like a distant music, and some of us are hard-of-hearing. Societies are noisy affairs, drowning out the sound of ourselves and our connection.
Some animals utter a loud cry. Some are silent, and others have a voice, which in some cases may be expressed by a word; in others, it cannot. There are also noisy animals and silent animals, musical and unmusical kinds, but they are mostly noisy about the breeding season.
Well, I'm about as tall as a shotgun, and just as noisy.
The world is noisy and messy. You need to deal with the noise and uncertainty.
Whoever feels predestined to see and not to believe will find all believers too noisy and pushy: he guards against them.
A few can touch the magic string, and noisy fame is proud to win them: Alas for those that never sing, but die with all their music in them!
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Nothing makes you more tolerant of a neighbor's noisy party than being there.
Franklin P. Jones
Nowadays men lead lives of noisy desperation.
The ant world is a tumult, a noisy world of pheromones being passed back and forth.
E. O. Wilson
You don't have to be noisy to be effective.
We're a rock group. we're noisy, rowdy, sensational and weird.
I love boating - not flash, 'noisy go fast' nonsense, but the general relaxation of it. My wife and I love to get in our little Wellcraft and go as far out to sea as we can, hopefully beyond land. That is the best thing you can ever do. It clears your psyche.
All new states are invested, more or less, by a class of noisy, second-rate men who are always in favor of rash and extreme measures, but Texas was absolutely overrun by such men.
I don't really go out at night in terms of noisy, busy places; I prefer more of a quiet corner somewhere.
Yes, we're still five little people with a noisy attitude.
There are certain things that don't mix well with MS. One is staying up late at night. Another is big, noisy crowds. Well, campaigns are staying up late at night and big noisy crowds.
Our material eye cannot see that a stupid chauvinism is driving us from one noisy, destructive, futile agitation to another.
The overwhelming bulk of the cosmos is deathly quiet. But here and there - on worlds where matter is thick and conditions are right - noises are commonplace. And in some cases, these noisy worlds may ring with the sounds of life - the bleats and bellows of creatures we have never seen, but may someday discover.
The repressed memory is like a noisy intruder being thrown out of the concert hall. You can throw him out, but he will bang on the door and continue to disturb the concert. The analyst opens the door and says, If you promise to behave yourself, you can come back in.
I have 3 kids and a cat and a busy, noisy house. I get more time to relax when I'm working.
A new political-entertainment class has moved into the noisy void once occupied by the sage pontiffs of yore, a class just as polarized as our partisan divide: one side holding up a fun-house mirror to folly, the other side reveling in its own warped reflection.
Noise is a parasite. Anything noisy is poorly designed.
John F. Kennedy
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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