Really to live requires a great deal of love, a great feeling for silence, a great simplicity with an abundance of experience; it requires a mind that is capable of thinking very clearly, that is not bound by prejudice or superstition, by hope or fear.
—Jiddu Krishnamurti in Think on These Things
Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.
Lying is done with words, and also with silence.
—Adrienne Rich in Women and Honor
Human beings have capitalized on the silence of animals, just as certain human beings have historically imposed silence on certain other human beings by denying slaves the right to literacy, denying women the right to own property, and denying both the right to vote.
I have nothing to say, and I am saying it, and that is poetry.
Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.
Drawing on my fine command of the English language, I said nothing.
The toughest part of being on a diet is shutting up about it.