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QUOTES ON SILENCE


To restore silence is the role of objects.

SAMUEL BECKETT, Molloy

Silence about a thing just magnifies it.

TENNESSEE WILLIAMS, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

I prefer silence. Then you can hear thoughts and see into the past. In silence you can't hide anything ... as you can in words.

AUGUST STRINDBERG, The Ghost Sonata

Not being heard is no reason for silence.

VICTOR HUGO, Les Misérables

Speech is civilization itself. The word, even the most contradictory word, preserves contact — it is silence which isolates.

THOMAS MANN, The Magic Mountain

There are accents in the eye which are not on the tongue, and more tales come from pale lips than can enter an ear. It is both the grandeur and the pain of the remoter moods that they avoid the pathway of sound.

I think silence is the condition you accept as the judgment on your crimes.

DON DELILLO, Underworld

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