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It's very intense to be in front of a live audience. It's just an amazing experience. It's dangerous. Everything out there is heightened. The bad stuff is extra-worse. The silences are extra-silent. The good stuff is amazing. It's electric when you walk out there. For 90 minutes, you're on this other planet.
Silences make the real conversations between friends. Not the saying but the never needing to say is what counts.
Margaret Lee Runbeck
If you're Australian, you feel it in your bones because you're at odds with everybody else, except other Australians, in the sense that people always seem to be behaving strangely. People always seem to be behaving the wrong way, in a different way. You say things and there are silences.
A deep, black grief gripped Robert Kennedy in the months following his brother's assassination. He lost weight, fell into melancholy silences, wore his brother's clothes, smoked the cigars his brother had liked, and imitated his mannerisms.
Death unites as well as separates; it silences all paltry feeling.
Honore de Balzac
I shall state silences more competently than ever a better man spangled the butterflies of vertigo.
In love, we worry more about the meaning of silences than the meaning of words.
Black writers, of whatever quality, who step outside the pale of what black writers are supposed to write about, or who black writers are supposed to be, are condemned to silences in black literary circles that are as total and as destructive as any imposed by racism.
Nature's music is never over; her silences are pauses, not conclusions.
Silences have a climax, when you have got to speak.
There are some long silences in Scandinavian and some Japanese films, when the audience knows action is taking place, but the audience hears no action.
John Henrik Clarke
Even in the most beautiful music there are some silences, which are there so we can witness the importance of silence.
The losses of the natural world are our loss, their silence silences something within the human mind.
Silences between movements are employed only in order to bring the opposing duo to the fore.
The greatest comedian I've ever seen is Jack Benny. He wasn't afraid of the silences.
What my research has shown me is that experts tend on the whole to form very rigid camps; that within these camps, a dominant perspective emerges that often silences opposition; that experts move with the prevailing winds, often hero-worshipping their own gurus.
'The Exorcist' is amazing because it recognizes that silences can be as powerful as sound effects.
Silences are the most underrated part of comedy.
Lots of people aren't comfortable with silences. They feel they've got to fill the dead air.
I'm an instinctive actor. I just see the part and play it. I'm more interested in what isn't said - the silences.
What's beautiful about the actual acting class environment is that you can use it to push through everything: push your voice, push your inhibitions, push your fears, push your confidence, push your vulnerability, push your silences.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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