Some Thoughts On Silence From Various Authors

“I’ve begun to realize that you can listen to silence and learn from it. It has a quality and a dimension all its own.”

Chaim Potok

“Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact.”

George Eliot

“The biggest challenge after success is shutting up about it.”

Criss Jami

“Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.”

Leonardo da Vinci

“You are most powerful when you are most silent. People never expect silence. They expect words, motion, defense, offense, back and forth. They expect to leap into the fray. They are ready, fists up, words hanging leaping from their mouths. Silence? No.”

Alison McGhee

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