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Silence Quotes

Someone had rightly said, “Silence is the most powerful scream”. You may be a big yapper, yet during those difficult moments in conversation, it’s silence that can help you glide through. Silence not only leaves you with few tranquil moments for self-introspection but also helps you to connect with your innermost self. Silence has been the biggest virtue of the wise. Silence isn’t just a big stress buster but is the big secret to happy and successful life. Trail down these famous calm/peaceful quotations and sayings for more on silence.

Elizabeth I

Do not tell secrets to those whose faith and silence you have not already tested.

William S. Burroughs

Silence is only frightening to people who are compulsively verbalizing.

H. P. Lovecraft

It is a mistake to fancy that horror is associated inextricably with darkness, silence, and solitude.

Aldous Huxley

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.

Elie Wiesel

We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing, only a signal shown, and a distant voice in the darkness; So on the ocean of life, we pass and speak one another, only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence.

Elbert Hubbard

He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.

Alice Walker

No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.

Jack Whitehall

Some comics have long routines to get them in the mood - I just prefer to sit down, write out the same jokes in a different order and then have a little prayer that I won't be met by silence.


My voice went recently, never happened before, off like a tap. I had to sit in silence for nine days, chalkboard around my neck. Like an old-school mime. Like a kid in the naughty corner. Like a Victorian mute.

Che Guevara

Silence is argument carried out by other means.

Sri Sathya Sai Baba

You can hear the footsteps of God when silence reigns in the mind.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.

Malcolm X

Nonviolence is fine as long as it works.

Leonardo da Vinci

Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.

Florence Pugh

'The Silence of the Lambs' is my favourite book, favourite film.

Helen Keller

Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.

We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls.

Judy Garland

In the silence of night I have often wished for just a few words of love from one man, rather than the applause of thousands of people.

Cameron Diaz

You haven't partied until you've partied at dawn in complete silence with Buddhist monks.

Jurnee Smollett

Never let anyone silence your voice.

Audre Lorde

I write for those women who do not speak, for those who do not have a voice because they were so terrified, because we are taught to respect fear more than ourselves. We've been taught that silence would save us, but it won't.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

But the child's sob curses deeper in the silence than the strong man in his wrath!

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.

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

To a poet, silence is an acceptable response, even a flattering one.

Edgar Allan Poe

The true genius shudders at incompleteness - and usually prefers silence to saying something which is not everything it should be.

George Eliot

If we had a keen vision of all that is ordinary in human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow or the squirrel's heart beat, and we should die of that roar which is the other side of silence.

Audre Lorde

Your silence will not protect you.


Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech.

Benjamin Franklin

As we must account for every idle word, so must we account for every idle silence.

Khalil Gibran

I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers.

Sandra Day O'Connor

A moment of silence is not inherently religious.

Muhammad Ali

Silence is golden when you can't think of a good answer.

Taika Waititi

I play music all the time because silence freaks me out.

I was very, very religious. And of course I wrote about it in 'Night.' I questioned God's silence. So I questioned. I don't have an answer for that. Does it mean that I stopped having faith? No. I have faith, but I question it.

Rabindranath Tagore

The water in a vessel is sparkling; the water in the sea is dark. The small truth has words which are clear; the great truth has great silence.

William S. Burroughs

You must learn to exist with no religion, no country, no allies. You must learn to live alone in silence.

Lonliness Religion
Taylor Swift

Silence speaks so much louder than screaming tantrums. Never give anyone an excuse to say that you're crazy.

George Bernard Shaw

Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn.

With comedy, it's a combination of knowing the comedic beat was good - it made you laugh, it made people on the crew laugh. With drama, you do something deep and if your stuff was really effective, the ultimate result is silence. Silence is not necessarily... that would also be the result if you sucked.

I'm literally driving in the middle of the night, and my phone rings, and my manager says, 'How would you like to be the host of the Daily Show?' I get out the car, and I didn't have legs. You know in those movies where there's an explosion? But instead of the sound of the explosion, you hear the silence. That's literally what happened.

Blaise Pascal

The eternal silence of these infinite spaces frightens me.

Don DeLillo

Silence, exile, cunning and so on... it's my nature to keep quiet about most things. Even the ideas in my work.

Lao Tzu

Silence is a source of great strength.

Robert Louis Stevenson

The cruelest lies are often told in silence.


Keep silence for the most part, and speak only when you must, and then briefly.

Diana Rigg

I would head to the countryside for peace and silence. That would be the best way, away from panicked, hysterical people.

Giancarlo Esposito

I love to read, and I like the fact that there's some silence in my life.

Gary Oldman

I enjoy playing characters where the silence is loud.

Anatole France

Silence is the wit of fools.

Elie Wiesel

Language failed me very often, but then, the substitute for me was silence, but not violence.

Khalil Gibran

Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing. And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb. And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.

Benjamin Disraeli

Silence is the mother of truth.


Silence is safer than speech.

I was always very quiet, and I think everyone thought that was because I was a good child. I'd sit there in silence, but it wasn't until my mother was calling me one day when I was very young that she realised something was wrong because I wasn't responding.

Jurnee Smollett

The AIDS epidemic began before I was born - I've never known a world without it. And yet, despite its omnipresence in our lives, there remains a pervasive silence around AIDS among young people, particularly young women.


Silence is a true friend who never betrays.

Francis Bacon

Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.

Albert Camus

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.

Justin Timberlake

The most boring thing in the world? Silence.

Hermann Hesse

It was still quiet in the house, and not a sound was heard from outside, either. Were it not for this silence, my reverie would probably have been disrupted by reminders of daily duties, of getting up and going to school.

T. S. Eliot

And they write innumerable books; being too vain and distracted for silence: seeking every one after his own elevation, and dodging his emptiness.


To be sure I must; and therefore I may assume that your silence gives consent.

Samuel Johnson

You hesitate to stab me with a word, and know not - silence is the sharper sword.

Sandra Bullock

I don't think we spend enough time in silence, just realizing what's floating around in our noggin.

George Bernard Shaw

Choose silence of all virtues, for by it you hear other men's imperfections, and conceal your own.

Matthew Perry

If there's a silence in a room I'll try to fill it as soon as humanly possible.

Jodie Foster

'Silence Of The Lambs' was not something people expected me to do.

Henry David Thoreau

In human intercourse the tragedy begins, not when there is misunderstanding about words, but when silence is not understood.

Marilyn Manson

I can't sleep without the TV on. It doesn't matter where it is. I don't like silence. My ears ring from loud music.

Roman Reigns

Sometimes, as a former football player, we have to go into that away game and silence the crowd. And just let them know I am the man. I'm going to be here for a long time.

Robert Louis Stevenson

The correction of silence is what kills; when you know you have transgressed, and your friend says nothing, and avoids your eye.

Abraham Lincoln

I am rather inclined to silence.

Khalil Gibran

I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art.

Sandra Bullock

If you spend enough time with yourself in silence, you'll be surprised what goes through your head.

I don't have a BlackBerry or whatever you call it. And there is something to be said for being isolated and out of phone range, because you can fall into a habit to such a degree that you don't even realise that you've lost something: silence.

When people are uncomfortable - and many people are when they have to negotiate - they start rambling as a way to fill the vacuum of silence. Some of the strongest negotiators I know just sit back and listen. The less they engage, the more likely the other person is to slip up and offer information they otherwise would have kept guarded.

Punctuality is the duty of subjects and the politeness of kings.

He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth.