I have never been hurt by what I have not said.
Speech is conveniently located midway between thought and action, where it often substitutes for both.
—John Andrew Holmes
Well done is better than well said.
Talk low, talk slow, and don't talk too much.
Lying is done with words, and also with silence.
—Adrienne Rich in Women and Honor
Some people are uncomfortable with silences. Not me. I’ve never cared much for call and response. Sometimes I will think of something to say and then I ask myself: is it worth it? And it just isn’t.
—Miranda July in No One Belongs Here More Than You
The secret of being a bore is to tell everything.
Where can I find a man who has forgotten words? I would like to have a word with him.
There are good reasons why everybody should heed politicans' advice not to believe the media. One of the best is that the media report what politicians say.
The toughest part of being on a diet is shutting up about it.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
A man thinks that by mouthing hard words he understands hard things.
At 18 our convictions are hills from which we look; At 45 they are caves in which we hide.
—F. Scott Fitzgerald
Both speech and silence transgress.
Most people have to talk so they won't hear.