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There is no way to ease the burden. The voyage leads on from harm to harm, A land of others and of silence.
I love 'Breathless,' and 'Paris, Texas,' and 'Badlands.' I was obsessed with those films in my teens. I remember watching 'Badlands' and being amazed that there were these scenes in which nobody said anything and the silence told the whole story.
Ultimately when I gave up the use of motorized vehicles, I walked everywhere, from town to town, across states and two continents. When I stopped talking, I mean literally I stopped speaking. I took a complete vow of silence.
At the time, acid made me consider questions of reality, the difference, as someone said, between words and silence. It also brought back a lot of latent religious feelings in me that I had turned my back on.
When Silence of the Lambs did well commercially it was more than anything. My partner Ed Saxon and I were just so relieved that finally we had made a movie that had made some money!
Instead of fostering the kind of dialogue in the boardroom that has in part contributed to our success, the board has inappropriately chosen to silence my concerns through termination as an executive officer.
Silence is the unbearable repartee.
When political leaders fail to denounce anti-Semitic violence and slurs, the void is not only demoralizing to the victims, but silence actually enables the wrongdoing. Silence by elected officials in particular conveys approval - or at least acquiescence - and can contribute to a climate of fear and a sense of vulnerability.
One of the best things about paintings is their silence - which prompts reflection and random reverie.
In the current environment, we find it very difficult to defend America, and so we keep our silence. Because, to be very frank with you, how can we defend America?
Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud
Give me a mystery - just a plain and simple one - a mystery which is diffidence and silence, a slim little bare-foot mystery: give me a mystery - just one!
The eternal silence of these infinite spaces frightens me.
Darkness is to space what silence is to sound, i.e., the interval.
When holiness is achieved by conforming to God's will, one knows intuitively that which is wrong and that which is right before the Lord. Holiness speaks when there is silence, encouraging that which is good or reproving that which is wrong.
James E. Faust
Women need space and silence. We too quickly give away our energy. There's something about holding that richness.
If you don't have anything nice to say... dead silence creates a lot awkwardness.
Worldly faces never look so worldly as at a funeral. They have the same effect of grating incongruity as the sound of a coarse voice breaking the solemn silence of night.
A sudden silence in the middle of a conversation suddenly brings us back to essentials: it reveals how dearly we must pay for the invention of speech.
Emile M. Cioran
I enjoy playing characters where the silence is loud.
A good word is an easy obligation; but not to speak ill requires only our silence, which costs us nothing.
A story is told as much by silence as by speech.
Silence is sometimes the severest criticism.
Clever modern man is so witless that he thinks moral silence and empty conscience are an advantage.
A moment of silence is not inherently religious.
Sandra Day O'Connor
It's a difficult competition against silence, because silence is a perfect language, the only language which says with no words.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
C. S. Lewis
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