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Where I am, I don't know, I'll never know, in the silence you don't know, you must go on, I can't go on, I'll go on.
Some people can't stand being alone. I love solitude and silence. But when I come out of it, I'm a regular talking machine. It's all or nothing for me.
Somewhere we know that without silence words lose their meaning, that without listening speaking no longer heals, that without distance closeness cannot cure.
Cultures have long heard wisdom in non-human voices: Apollo, god of music, medicine and knowledge, came to Delphi in the form of a dolphin. But dolphins, which fill the oceans with blipping and chirping, and whales, which mew and caw in ultramarine jazz - a true rhapsody in blue - are hunted to the edge of silence.
What a mysterious thing madness is. I have watched patients whose lips are forever sealed in a perpetual silence. They live, breathe, eat; the human form is there, but that something, which the body can live without, but which cannot exist without the body, was missing.
We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.
Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech.
Martin Farquhar Tupper
Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and know that everything in life has purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from.
Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.
Leonardo da Vinci
I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art.
The true genius shudders at incompleteness - and usually prefers silence to saying something which is not everything it should be.
Edgar Allan Poe
Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation.
My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence.
He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.
A rat race is for rats. We're not rats. We're human beings. Reject the insidious pressures in society that would blunt your critical faculties to all that is happening around you, that would caution silence in the face of injustice lest you jeopardise your chances of promotion and self-advancement.
Confession is always weakness. The grave soul keeps its own secrets, and takes its own punishment in silence.
You must learn to exist with no religion, no country, no allies. You must learn to live alone in silence.
William S. Burroughs
Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth. By simply not mentioning certain subjects... totalitarian propagandists have influenced opinion much more effectively than they could have by the most eloquent denunciations.
When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.
Silence is also conversation.
The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls and tenements halls and whispered in the sounds of silence.
Silence is foolish if we are wise, but wise if we are foolish.
Charles Caleb Colton
You should protest about the views of people you disagree with over major moral issues, and argue them down, but you should not try to silence them, however repugnant you find them. That is the bitter pill free speech requires us to swallow.
Only silence perfects silence.
A. R. Ammons
Silence is true wisdom's best reply.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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