— Anaïs Nin, Under a Glass Bell
Context: I love your silences, they are like mine. You are the only being before whom I am not distressed by my own silences. You have a vehement silence, one feels it is charged with essences, it is a strangely alive silence, like a trap open over a well, from which one can hear the secret murmur of the earth itself. "Je suis le plus malade des Surrealistes"
— Anaïs Nin, Under a Glass Bell
„Here it is night: I stay at the Summit Temple.
Here I can touch the stars with my hand.
I dare not speak aloud in the silence
For fear of disturbing the dwellers of Heaven.“
— Li Bai Chinese poet of the Tang dynasty poetry period 701 - 762
"The Summit Temple" (夜宿山寺), in The White Pony: An Anthology of Chinese Poetry from the Earliest Times to the Present Day (1947), p. 173
— Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
„Love in your mind produces love in your life. This is the meaning of heaven.
Fear in your mind produces fear in your life. This is the meaning of hell.“
— Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles"
„I said then and later that I had conquered my fear quickly and cleanly. That was a lie. But it would have been foolish to play into the hands of my rivals by confirming my weakness. At Monza, I was rigid with fear.“
— Niki Lauda Austrian former Formula 1 racing driver 1949
„When you love someone so deeply they become your life,
it's easy to succumb to overwhelming fears inside,
blindly I imagined I could keep you under glass,
now I understand to hold you I must open my hands, and watch you rise.“
— Mariah Carey American singer-songwriter 1970
"Butterfly", Butterfly, 1997. Written from the perspective of Carey’s ex-husband, Tommy Mottola
is the deepening shadow
of your presence; the silence a
process in the metabolism
of the being of love.“
— R.S. Thomas Welsh poet 1913 - 2000
"Alive", p. 51
„It is necessary that I climb very high because of my love for you, and upon the heights there is silence.“
— James Branch Cabell American author 1879 - 1958
Context: It spurred me to such action as I took, — but it has robbed me of sugared eloquence, it has left me chary of speech. It is necessary that I climb very high because of my love for you, and upon the heights there is silence. "Auctorial Induction"
„I place this day, my life, my loved ones, my work in the Lord's hands. There is no harm in the Lord's hands, only good. Whatever happens, whatever results, if I am in the Lord's hands it is the Lord's will and it is good.“
— Norman Vincent Peale, The Power of Positive Thinking
„A consolatory letter of yours to a friend happened some days since to fall into my hands. My knowledge of the character, and my love of the hand, soon gave me the curiosity to open it.“
— Heloise 1101 - 1164
Context: A consolatory letter of yours to a friend happened some days since to fall into my hands. My knowledge of the character, and my love of the hand, soon gave me the curiosity to open it. In justification of the liberty I took, I flattered myself I might claim a sovereign privilege over every thing which came from you nor was I scrupulous to break thro' the rules of good breeding, when it was to hear news of Abelard. But how much did my curiosity cost me? what disturbance did it occasion? and how was I surprised to find the whole letter filled with a particular and melancholy account of our misfortunes? I met with my name a hundred times; I never saw it without fear: some heavy calamity always, followed it, I saw yours too, equally unhappy. These mournful but dear remembrances, puts my spirits into such a violent motion, that I thought it was too much to offer comfort to a friend for a few slight disgraces by such extraordinary means, as the representation of our sufferings and revolutions. What reflections did I not make, I began to consider the whole afresh, and perceived myself pressed with the same weight of grief as when we first began to be miserable. Tho' length of time ought to have closed up my wounds, yet the seeing them described by your hand was sufficient to make them all open and bleed afresh. Nothing can ever blot from my memory what you have suffered in defence of your writings. Letter II : Heloise to Abelard
— Rumi Iranian poet 1207 - 1273
Context: Move outside the tangle of fear-thinking. Live in silence. Flow down and down in always widening rings of being. "A Community of the Spirit" in Ch. 1 : The Tavern, p. 2