Shhhhh! Be quiet. This is a collection of proverbs and quotes on silence.

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A painter's got a canvas. The writer's got reams of empty paper. A musician has silence.

Keith Richards

A silent woman is a gift from God

French proverb

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

Aldous Huxley

All I want is blackness. Blackness and silence.

Sylvia Plath

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt.

Abraham Lincoln

Death must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above one's head, and listen to silence. To have no yesterday, and no tomorrow. To forget time, to forgive life, to be at peace.

Oscar Wilde

Don't talk unless you can improve the silence.

Green was the silence, wet was the light, the month of June trembled like a butterfly.

Pablo Neruda

It was so quiet in there you could have heard a fly fart.

Lost Continent
Bill Bryson

Let us have the luxury of silence.

Jane Austen

Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence.

Robert Fripp

My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence.

Edith Sitwell

Never miss a good chance to shut up.

Will Rogers

No wisdom like silence.

Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.

Leonardo da Vinci

Silence gives consent.

If you don't object to something people will assume that you agree with it.

Silence is music to a wise man.

Turkish proverb

Silence is the best answer to the stupid.

Egyptian proverb

Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.

Francis Bacon

Silent worms dig holes in the walls.


The fruit of silence is tranquility.

The silent dog is the first to bite.

The tree of silence bears the fruit of peace.

There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls.

George Carlin

When I pronounce the word Silence, I destroy it.

Wisława Szymborska

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