— Paul Beatty, libro The Sellout
Fuente: The Sellout
„Silence isn't golden and it surely doesn't mean consent, so start practicing the art of communication.“
— T.D. Jakes American bishop 1957
Fuente: Let it Go: Forgive So You Can Be Forgiven
— José Saramago Portuguese writer and recipient of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Literature 1922 - 2010
Deus é o silêncio do universo, e o homem o grito que dá um sentido a esse silêncio.
Lanzarote Notebooks (1990), quoted in The Notebook, entry for 9 October 2008.
— Pablo Neruda Chilean poet 1904 - 1973
— Virginia Woolf, libro La señora Dalloway
Fuente: Mrs. Dalloway
— Jane Austen, libro Persuasión
„Silence is the only answer you should give to the fools. Where ignorance speaks, intelligence should not give advices.“
— Benito Mussolini Duce and President of the Council of Ministers of Italy. Leader of the National Fascist Party and subsequent Republic... 1883 - 1945
The Lazio Speeches (1936), as quoted in The Book of Italian Wisdom by Antonio Santi, Citadel Press, (2003) p. 87.
„Everyone who is grieved at anything, or discontented, is like a pig for sacrifice, kicking and squealing. Like a dove for sacrifice is he who laments in silence. Our one distinction is that it is given to us to consent, if we will, to the necessity imposed upon us.“
— Gene Wolfe American science fiction and fantasy writer 1931 - 2019
Volume 2, Ch. 2
Fiction, The Book of the Long Sun (1993–1996)
„You can describe silence to some extent, but that which is beyond silence cannot be expressed. You give, you hug… but still something remains unexpressed.“
— Sri Sri Ravi Shankar spiritual leader 1956
Narada Bhakti Sutras (2001)
Contexto: A million words cannot express what a glance can convey, and a million glances cannot express what a moment of silence can. A moment of silence conveys so much more than any other expression. Still, love is beyond silence too. You can describe silence to some extent, but that which is beyond silence cannot be expressed. You give, you hug... but still something remains unexpressed.
„Give me a mystery – just a plain and simple one – a mystery which is diffidence and silence, a slim little, barefoot mystery: give me a mystery – just one!“
— Yevgeny Yevtushenko Russian poet, film director, teacher 1932 - 2017
"Mysteries" (1960), st. 10; Dimitri Obolensky (ed.) The Heritage of Russian Verse (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1976) p. 452.
„I like my human experience served up with a little silence and restraint. Silence makes experience go further and, when it does die, gives it that dignity common to a thing one had touched and not ravished.“
— Djuna Barnes American Modernist writer, poet and artist 1892 - 1982
„When faith in our freedom gives way to fear of our freedom, silencing the minority view becomes the operative protocol.“
— Joel Salatin American environmentalist 1957
Fuente: Everything I Want to Do Is Illegal: War Stories from the Local Food Front
— Harriet Beecher Stowe, libro Uncle Tom's Cabin
Fuente: Uncle Tom's Cabin
„Going to where the silence is. That is the responsibility of a journalist: giving a voice to those who have been forgotten, forsaken, and beaten down by the powerful.“
— Amy Goodman American broadcast journalist, syndicated columnist, investigative reporter and author 1957
„But you want murderous feelings? Hang around librarians," confided Gamache. "All that silence. Gives them ideas.“
— Louise Penny Canadian woman writer 1958
Fuente: A Rule Against Murder
„Silence never shows itself to so great an advantage, as when it is made the reply to calumny and defamation, provided that we give no just occasion for them.“
— Joseph Addison politician, writer and playwright 1672 - 1719
The Tatler (1711–1714)