Silence Quotes That Will Make You Still

Silence is a powerful thing. It can be used to show power, peace or make someone feel uncomfortable. Silence is an interesting thing that can have many different meanings depending on the situation. Here are some inspiring Silence Quotes.

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Silence is one of the most underrated and overlooked virtues in our world today. It is so commonplace to be constantly surrounded by noise— whether it’s someone speaking, a television playing, music playing, or even just loud traffic noises that we hear driving to work every day.

The impact of all this noise has been really detrimental on our society today. We are constantly overstimulated and overexposed to sound, which leaves us feeling uneasy, anxious and uneasy most of the time.

If you’re looking for ways to reduce your stress and anxiety levels while also improving your focus and concentration skills, you might want to consider adding silence into your life more often

130 Silence Quotes

  1. “Silence is a source of Great Strength.” – Lao Tzu

2. “I decided it is better to scream. Silence is the real crime against humanity.” – Nadezhda Mandelstam

3. “Never miss a good chance to shut up.” – Will Rogers

4. “My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence.” – Edith Sitwell

5. “You misinterpret everything, even the silence.” – Franz Kafka

6. “Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.” – Pythagoras

7. “The deepest feeling always shows itself in silence.” – Marianne Moore

8. “Let silence take you to the core of life.” – Rumi

9. “The silence was suddenly too charged, his face too beautiful in the light.” – Sarah J. Maas

10. “Silence is the biggest answer, forgiveness is the biggest revenge.” – Vikrmn

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Famous Silence Quotes

11. “Inner silence is the mother of all talents.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

12. “Such silence has an actual sound, the sound of disappearance.” – Suzanne Finnamore

13. “Silence is so freaking loud” – Sarah Dessen

14. “Your silence will not protect you.” – Audre Lorde

15. “The best cure for the body is a quiet mind. Napoleon Bonaparte

16. “He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.” – Elbert Hubbard

17. “Never say anything that doesn’t improve on silence.” – Richard Yates

18. “Lying is done with words, and also with silence.” – Adrienne Rich

19. “The silence became unreal and seemed suddenly filled with a noise of its own, the noise of a too long silence.” – Chaim Potok

20. “Silence makes idiots seem wise even for a minute.” – Carlos Ruiz Zafón

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Positive Silence Quotes

21. “The closer you are to the truth, the more silent you become inside.” – Naval Ravikant

22. “The silence between us was so profound I thought part of it must be my fault.” – Sylvia Plath

23. “God is silent. Now if only man would shut up.” – Woody Allen

“Silence is a cage. These words are my keys.” –  Jenim Dibie

24. “Silence, too, can be torture.” – Justina Chen Headley

25. “Sometimes a people lose their right to remain silent when pressured to remain silent.” – Criss Jami

26. “Silence is sometimes the best answer.” – Dalai Lama

27. “Silence is pure and holy. It draws people together because only those who are comfortable with each other can sit without speaking.” – Nicholas Sparks

28. “What keeps my heart awake is colorful silence.” – Claude Monet

29. “Silence is more musical than any song.” – Christina Rossetti

30. “When truth is replaced by silence,the silence is a lie.” – Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Power of Silence Quotes

31. “If I could I would always work in silence and obscurity, and let my efforts be known by their results.” – Emily Bronte

32. “Silence is not always a sign of wisdom, but babbling is ever of folly” – benjamin franklin

33. “Sometimes all you want is silence and peace in your life.” – Garima Soni 

34. “Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.” –  Leonardo da Vinci

36. “Silence is the environment and atmosphere, the sacred vacuum into which God speaks.” – Shaneen Clarke

37. “There was a brief silence. I think I heard snow falling.” – Erich Segal

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

39. “Silence is nice to have if you wanted it, but maddening if you didn’t.” – Daniel V Chappell

40. “The most significant conversations of our lives occur in silence.” – Simon Van Booy

Dark Silence Quotes

41. “What we can’t speak, we say in silence.” – Hillary Jordan

42. “Time and silence are the most luxurious things today.” – Tom Ford

43. “The silence is constant. The noise is temporary.” – Donna Goddard

44. “Silence is so steadfast, you know. It is so ample, after all.” – Alice Fulton

45. “Silence is fucking golden.” – Santosh Kalwar,

46. “It is not easy to keep silent when silence is a lie.” – Victor Hugo

47. “Silence can often be more disturbing than noise, it reveals the complicated mechanism of our thoughts” – Jose Rodrigues Migueis

48. “Silence is never empty.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

49. “Silence is golden when you can’t think of a good answer.” – Muhammad Ali

50. “Silence is a cage. These words are my wings.” – Jenim Dibie

Thought-Provoking Silence Quotes

51. “Silence is the ultimate weapon of power.” – Charles de Gaulle

52. “Silence has a noise all its own.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

53. “Silence is the self-defense mechanism of intelligent people to avoid falling into an argument trap.” – Sukant Ratnakar

54. “Silence is the wit of fools.” – Anatole France

55. “Your very silence shows you agree.” – Europides

56. “You have a grand gift for silence, Watson. It makes you quite invaluable as a companion.” – Arthur Conan Doyle

57. “It’s the silence that scares me. It’s the blank page on which I can write my own fears.” – Mark Lawrence

58. “In the silence behind what can be heard lies the answers we have been searching for for so long.” – Andreas Fransson

59. “May my silences become more accurate.” – Theodore Roethke

60. “Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech.” – Plutarch

Being Silence Quotes

61. “Sometimes I think it’s best to say nothing at all, silence cannot be misquoted.” – Alice Feeney

62. “Experience teaches us that silence terrifies people the most.” – Bob Dylan

63. “A heart worth loving is one you understand, even in silence.” – Shannon L. Alder

64. “Because sometimes silence speaks much louder than words possibly could.” – Elizabeth Eulberg

65. “Silence is true wisdom’s best reply.” – Euripides

66. “Silence is only frightening to people who are compulsively verbalizing.” – William S. Burroughs

67. “Silence is the eternal enemy of the writer. Silence and repression.” – Marty Rubin

68. “I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.” – Golden Flower

69. “Silence is the space where content appears.” – J.R. Rim

70. “What she heard was a deep and pervasive silence.” – Terry Brooks

Quotes About Quiet People

71. “When the silence replaces a lie, it may not become the truth but when it replaces a truth, it becomes a lie.” –  Mahendar Singh Jakhar

72. “Silence is more eloquent than words.” – Thomas Carlyle

73. “Silence is golden when you can lose the gold.” – Tamerlan Kuzgov

74. “Silence gives us space to process our experiences and soak in our surroundings.” – Cati Vanden Breul

75. “We are only lightly covered with buttoned cloth; and beneath these pavements are shells, bones and silence.” – Virginia Woolf

76. “Silence is of different kinds, and breathes different meanings.” – Charlotte Brontë

77. “Silence should never be spoken in truth.” – Anthony T. Hincks

78. “The silence is the language and the diplomacy of the vision, where that can be the stupidity too.” – Ehsan Sehgal

79. “Do not underestimate the determination of a quiet man.” – Iain Duncan Smith

80. “Silence brings anxiety, curiosity and peculiarity. Not peace.” – Meghna Sodha

Staying Silent Quotes

81. “You can hear the footsteps of God when silence reigns in the mind.” – Sathya Sai Baba

82. “Silence makes me think of god and dream about his presence at the most.” – Santosh Kumar

83. “Silence and Smile: Those are two powerful weapons.” –  Brajesh Kumar Singh

84. “In order to see birds it is necessary to become a part of the silence.” – Robert Lynd

85. “Silence is a lie that screams at the light.” – Shannon L. Alder

86. “Listening to the eternal involves a silence within us.” – Thomas Raymond Kelly

87. “Working hard can give you meaning. Silence can give you peace.” – Maxime Lagacé

88. “Withdraw into yourself, perceive there a silence as old as being, even older.” – Emil Cioran

89. “Green was the silence, wet was the light, the month of June trembled like a butterfly.” – Pablo Neruda

90. “Silence is the virtue of fools.” – Francis Bacon

91. “Silence is a powerful tool.” – Suzanne Hayes

92. “After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.” – Aldous Huxley

93. “Silence is the mother of truth.” – Benjamin Disraeli

94. “Being in silence is the gateway to Inner Peace” – Ricky Saikia

95. “Human beings can’t bear silence. It would mean that they would bear themselves.” – Pascal Mercier

96. “To be an artist, you need to exist in a world of silence.” –  Louise Bourgeois

97. “Silence is the mother of truth.” – Disraeli

98. “Never be bullied into silence.” – Harvey Fierstein

99. “Silence is sound that cannot be measured.” – Paul Bamikole

100. “Silence is autonomous. It is beyond us; our task is to coordinate our being with the greater Being of Silence.” – Robert Sardello

101. “Silence in the face of injustice, is injustice in action.” – C. JoyBell C.

102. “The pleasure of being a scoundrel can be adequately savored in silence.” – Remy de Gourmont

103. “Some of the greatest battles will be fought within the silent chambers of your own soul.” – Ezra Taft Benson

104. “Silence was not the absence of sound but was itself a sound that could be loud or soft, soothing or disturbing, complex or simple.” – Julius Lester

105. “Silence does not improve the world.” –  Steven Magee

106. “If you’re silent for a long time, people just arrive in your mind.” – Alice Walker

107. “A moment of silence is actually a very loud moment.” – Nouf Alfadl

108. “Silence is like white space in design, it surrounds what’s important!” – Kate Murphy

109. “In Silence, God ceases to be an object and becomes an experience.” – Thomas Merton

110. “All men’s miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.” – Blaise Pascal

111. “Silence has all the powerful answers you are looking for. Give it a chance to flow through you.” – Hiral Nagda

112. “Nature works to accentuate silence. Man works to fill it.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

113. “I have only one confidant, and that is the silence of night.” – Soren Kierkegaard

114. “You can not silence the truth. The truth will come out even if you don’t want it to.” – Laika Constantino

115. “Silence cannot be mispronounced, Silence cannot be misinterpreted, silence cannot be misquoted.” – Amit Kalantri

116. “Sound is our mind, silence is our being.” – Osho

117. “Silence is never empty. It’s full of magnificence. It’s full of magic filled with divine words which can lead us to our glorious destination.” – Hiral Nagda

118. “No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.” – Alice Walker

119. “Silence says everything” – Frank Sonnenberg

120. “Create a vacuum of silence around yourself and pay no attention whatever to anyone’s praise or criticism.” – Marty Rubin

121. “Finding time in Silence is finding the True teacher of Wisdom and Creativity.” – Celeste Hoeden

122. “When you have nothing to say, say nothing.” – Charles Caleb Colton

123. “Secret of blissful life consists in practicing laughter, silence, breathing and meditation.” – Aditya Ajmera

124. “Silence is great because in silence you meet yourself!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

125. “The deepest feeling always shows itself in silence; not in silence, but restraint.” – Marianne Moore

126. “When your eyes meet mine my silence breaks into poems.” – Jenim Dibie

127. “Sometimes the streets are so quiet that you don’t want to move and break that silence; and you stand in a corner and listen to the silence in admiration!” –  Mehmet Murat ildan

128. “Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.” – Francis Bacon

129. “When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.” – Ansel Adams

130. “Silence is one of the great arts of conversation.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

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