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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.
If you don't die of thirst, there are blessings in the desert. You can be pulled into limitlessness, which we all yearn for, or you can do the beauty of minutiae, the scrimshaw of tiny and precise. The sky is your ocean, and the crystal silence will uplift you like great gospel music, or Neil Young.
Do not tell secrets to those whose faith and silence you have not already tested.
Deep vengeance is the daughter of deep silence.
I like silence; I'm a gregarious loner and without the solitude, I lose my gregariousness.
It is better wither to be silent, or to say things of more value than silence. Sooner throw a pearl at hazard than an idle or useless word; and do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few.
Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it's all over.
Octavia E. Butler
Only silence perfects silence.
A. R. Ammons
True silence is the rest of the mind, and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.
Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech.
Somewhere we know that without silence words lose their meaning, that without listening speaking no longer heals, that without distance closeness cannot cure.
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.
To see the earth as it truly is, small and blue in that eternal silence where it floats, is to see riders on the earth together, brothers on that bright loveliness in the eternal cold - brothers who know now they are truly brothers.
I began to think that if you're a stutterer, it's about inhabiting silence, emptiness, and nothingness.
Literature is the expression of a feeling of deprivation, a recourse against a sense of something missing. But the contrary is also true: language is what makes us human. It is a recourse against the meaningless noise and silence of nature and history.
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.
Since 1994, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have considered it politically risky to offer a plan to fix America's broken health care system. The American public, though, has paid the price for this silence as health care costs skyrocketed, millions went uninsured, and millions more grappled with financial insecurity and hardship.
Keep silence for the most part, and speak only when you must, and then briefly.
There's a degree of deception 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
Lying is done with words and also with silence.
He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.
The world is never quiet, even its silence eternally resounds with the same notes, in vibrations which escape our ears. As for those that we perceive, they carry sounds to us, occasionally a chord, never a melody.
Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn.
George Bernard Shaw
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.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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