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    silence Quotes

    We belong to talking, not what talking is about... Stop talking - and you are out. Silence equals exclusion.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    tags: silence 
    We should read music in the same way that an educated adult will read a book: in silence, but imagining the sound.
    — Zoltan Kodaly
    tags: adult  silence  music  read 
    After one has been in a lowly position, one knows how dangerous it is to climb to a high place, Once one has been in the dark, one knows how revealing it is to go into the light. Having maintained quietude, one knows how tiring compulsive activity is. Having nurtured silence, one knows how disturbing much talk is.
    — Zicheng Hong
    tags: silence  dark  dangerous 
    Silence, and non action are the root of all things.
    — Zhuangzi
    tags: action  silence 
    Tao is beyond words and beyond things. It is not expressed either in word or in silence. Where there is no longer word or silence Tao is apprehended.
    — Zhuangzi
    tags: silence 
    By silence, I hear other men's imperfections and conceal my own.
    — Zeno of Elea
    tags: silence 
    Silently a flower blooms,In silence it falls away;Yet here now, at this moment, at this place, The world of the flower, the whole of the world is blooming.This is the talk of the flower, the truth of the blossom;The glory of eternal life is fully shining here.
    — Zenkei Shibayama
    tags: truth  world  silence  moment  flowers 
    Silence isn't golden. It's yellow.
    — Zell Miller
    tags: silence 
    I truly believe that at times like this, silence is not golden. It is yellow.
    — Zell Miller
    tags: time  believe  silence 
    I love silence. But I usually only listen to that when I'm sleeping.
    — Zedd
    tags: silence 
    I can write best in the silence and solitude of the night, when everyone has retired.
    — Zane Grey
    tags: silence  solitude  night  write 
    Being a leader for me is about having the courage to speak the truth, and live the truth, despite attempts to silence our thoughts, feelings, and past experiences.
    — Zainab Salbi
    Every woman must own her story; otherwise we are all part of the silence.
    — Zainab Salbi
    tags: women  silence 
    Leadership is about encouraging women to break their silence and tell their stories to the world.
    — Zainab Salbi
    I found it was remarkable. It was so evocative. I feel like it captured the urgency and the chaos, but through the silence of it, through the slowness of it. That's what I loved the most about Citizenfour.
    — Zachary Quinto
    tags: silence  chaos 
    Nothing like quoting Silence of the Lambs for people to question what kind of disability you have.
    — Zach Anner
    I am indebted to anyone who has ever written anything. I am indebted to the unknown carver of pictograms on a gallery of stone panels, which I encountered and stood in silence before on top of a distant odd-shaped hill in northern Kenya. For whatever reason the muses have most unexpectedly invited me to join this immense procession. I am humbled and delighted.
    — Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor
    tags: silence 
    I excavate history. I look at lives buried under too much silence. Periods of time, like slavery, have to be revisited, reimagined, so we can move through them.
    — Yusef Komunyakaa
    tags: time  live  silence  slavery 
    When silence is prolonged over a certain period of time, it takes on new meaning.
    — Yukio Mishima
    tags: time  meaning  silence 
    Meditation is silence. If you realize that you really know nothing, then you will be truly meditating. Such truthfulness is the right soil for silence. Silence is meditation.
    — Yogaswami
    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!
    — Yevgeny Yevtushenko
    tags: mystery  silence 
    When truth is replaced by silence,the silence is a lie.
    — Yevgeny Yevtushenko
    tags: truth  lies  silence 
    And as we stray further from love, we multiply the words. Had we remained together we could have become a silence.
    — Yehuda Amichai
    tags: silence 
    We're fine together, just like this: Our silence protects us from ourselves
    — Yasmina Khadra
    tags: silence 
    Sometimes you search so hard for words. You look for a way to interpret the language of this heart and the unspoken bond you feel. But in the end you are left with nothing but silence. And deep down you hope it's understood.
    — Yasmin Mogahed
    tags: heart  language  silence  hope 
    Some hearts understand each other, even in silence.
    — Yasmin Mogahed
    tags: heart  silence 
    There's a time for words and a time for silence. If you're listening, you'll hear the difference.
    — Yasmin Mogahed
    tags: time  silence  listening 
    I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.
    — Xenocrates
    tags: silence  speech 
    Silence is refreshment for the soul.
    — Wynonna Judd
    tags: silence  soul 
    But let me have silence always, in the centre of the shouting-that is essential! Let me have silence so that no pin may drop and not be heard, and not a whisper escape us for all our spouting, nor the needle's scratching upon this gramophone of a circular cosmic spot. Hear me! Mark me! Learn me! Throw the mind's ear open-shut up the mind's eye-all will be music!
    — Wyndham Lewis
    tags: silence  mind  learn 
    Some actors like encouragement. Some actors prefer to have pressure. And sometimes, for some actors, its better to give your comment by silence, because they are so skillful, so gifted, that they understand without talking too much.
    — Wong Kar-wai
    tags: silence 
    Silence is very important. The silence between the notes are as important as the notes themselves.
    — Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    tags: silence 
    The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between.
    — Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    tags: silence  music 
    When I pronounce the word Future, the first syllable already belongs to the past. When I pronounce the word Silence, I destroy it.
    — Wislawa Szymborska
    tags: future  past  silence 
    Four billion people on this earth, but my imagination is still the same. It's bad with large numbers. It's still taken by particularity. It flits in the dark like a flashlight, illuminating only random faces while all the rest go blindly by, never coming to mind and never really missed. . . . I can't tell you how much I pass over in silence.
    — Wislawa Szymborska
    When it comes, you'll be dreaming that you don't need to breathe; that breathless silence is the music of the dark and it's part of the rhythm to vanish like a spark.
    — Wislawa Szymborska
    tags: silence  dark  dreaming  music 
    Let true Christians then, with becoming earnestness, strive in all things to recommend their profession, and to put to silence the vain scoffs of ignorant objectors.
    — William Wilberforce
    All still when summer is over stand shocks in the field, nothing left to whisper, not even good-bye, to the wind. After summer was over we knew winter would come: we knew silence would wait, tall, patient calm.
    — William Stafford
    tags: silence  winter  summer 
    A person that would secure to himself great deference will, perhaps, gain his point by silence as effectually as by anything he can say.
    — William Shenstone
    tags: people  silence 
    The name Shatner is Austrian and partly Germanic, and there's Germanic reticence and silence perhaps, but there is passion underneath.
    — William Shatner
    tags: silence  passion 
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