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If you are a writer you locate yourself behind a wall of silence and no matter what you are doing, driving a car or walking or doing housework you can still be writing, because you have that space.
Joyce Carol Oates
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.
Deep vengeance is the daughter of deep silence.
Put a bridle on thy tongue; set a guard before thy lips, lest the words of thine own mouth destroy thy peace... on much speaking cometh repentance, but in silence is safety.
I belong to a nation which over the past centuries has experienced many hardships and reverses. The world reacted with silence or with mere sympathy when Polish frontiers were crossed by invading armies and the sovereign state had to succumb to brutal force.
Let the veil of silence fall presently over what happened afterwards. Silence, too, can speak out.
A moment of silence is not inherently religious.
Sandra Day O'Connor
But the child's sob curses deeper in the silence than the strong man in his wrath!
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Lying is done with words and also with silence.
He who sleeps in continual noise is wakened by silence.
William Dean Howells
When you're comfortable with someone you love, the silence is the best. And, that's how me and J. are. When we're in a room together, we don't have to say anything. It's for real.
In silence and movement you can show the reflection of people.
To communicate through silence is a link between the thoughts of man.
For that reason you can't write with music playing, and anyone who says he can is either writing badly, or not listening to the music, or lying. You need to hear what you're writing, and for that you need silence.
You haven't partied until you've partied at dawn in complete silence with Buddhist monks.
You can never get silence anywhere nowadays, have you noticed?
I enjoy playing characters where the silence is loud.
Listen to the sound of silence.
The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls and tenements halls and whispered in the sounds of silence.
My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence.
If it's total freedom, I guess the ultimate thing you can go into is total silence between the audience and performer, with the performer projecting something he doesn't even have to play.
The entertainment industry is terrified of silence.
I crave a cone of silence every once in while.
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.
She would sit by herself in the middle of the old stoe amphitheatre, with the sky's starry vault overhead, and simply listen to the great silence around her.
Silence is more musical than any song.
Everything in life is speaking in spite of it's apparent silence.
Hazrat Inayat Khan
I got quite bored, serving in the bar. Since I was there, the customers wouldn't talk about women, and with half their subject matter denied them, it was: horses, silence; horses, silence.
I like silence; I'm a gregarious loner and without the solitude, I lose my gregariousness.
I don't know what silence sounds like anymore.
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