— Anastacia American singer-songwriter 1968
Heavy Rotation (2008), All Fall Down
„To make the right choices in life, you have to get in touch with your soul. To do this, you need to experience solitude, which most people are afraid of, because in the silence you hear the truth and know the solutions.“
— Deepak Chopra Indian-American physician, public speaker and writer 1947
The Book of Secrets: Unlocking the Hidden Dimensions of Your Life (2004)
„Q: What is silence? A: Silence is an austerity. You control your desire to talk. By talking, people try to impress others, which you can't do if you are in silence. In silence you have to develop tolerance. At first it is difficult to do because you separate yourself from others by not expressing yourself. But gradually the mind reduces that ego and an aspirant accepts the situation, which develops tolerance and reduces anger.“
— Baba Hari Dass master yogi, author, builder, commentator of Indian spiritual tradition 1923
„As enclosure by the lords increased national productivity by denying the individual peasant to keep a few sheep, so the encroachment of the loudspeaker has destroyed that silence which so far had given each man and woman his or her proper and equal voice. Unless you have access to a loudspeaker, you now are silenced.“
— Ivan Illich austrian philosopher and theologist 1926 - 2002
Silence is a Commons (1982)
„This is the stupidest place I have ever visited,' she said. 'I shall never come here again.' The tall man looked at her in silence and nodded. 'Yes, you will,' he said. 'You won't be able to stay away now that you have come.“
— Margaret Hughes British actress 1645 - 1719
All On A Summer's Day (1953).
„Mimi: Silencing you because I don’t like what you say is censorship.
Silencing you because I can make more money that way is copyright.
They’re totally different!
Eunice: The profit motive makes it OK.“
— Nina Paley US animator, cartoonist and free culture activist 1968
Mimi and Eunice (2010 - present), “Censorship Vs. Copyright” (7 June 2011)
„Translation: Have you seen "The Silence of the Lambs"? What were the lambs doing? They were keeping silent. I wish you doing it as well.“
— Kuba Wojewódzki Polish journalist 1963
To Idol contestants, Widziałaś film "Milczenie owiec"? Co robiły owce? Milczały. Czego i tobie życzę.
„When he drapes himself in silence, as God himself dwells in a great silence, man is close to heaven, or, rather, he allows God to manifest himself in him.“
— Robert Sarah Roman Catholic bishop 1945
The Power of Silence: Against the Dictatorship of Noise (2017)
„A thinking man's greatest happiness is to have fathomed what can be fathomed and to revere in silence what cannot be fathomed.“
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe German writer, artist, and politician 1749 - 1832
Maxims and Reflections (1833), Maxim 1207, trans. Stopp Variant translation: The greatest happiness for the thinking man is to have fathomed the fathomable, and to quietly revere the unfathomable.