Quotes about silence

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„We're fascinated by the words--but where we meet is in the silence behind them.“

—  Ram Dass American contemporary spiritual teacher and the author of the 1971 book Be Here Now 1931 - 2019

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Citát „What keeps my heart awake is colorful silence.“
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„What keeps my heart awake is colorful silence.“

—  Claude Monet French impressionist painter 1840 - 1926

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„God is the silence of the universe, and man is the cry that gives meaning to that silence.“

—  José Saramago Portuguese writer and recipient of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Literature 1922 - 2010
Deus é o silêncio do universo, e o homem o grito que dá um sentido a esse silêncio. Lanzarote Notebooks (1990), quoted in The Notebook, entry for 9 October 2008.

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„Silence
is an ocean. Speech is a river.“

—  Rumi Iranian poet 1207 - 1273
Context: Silence is an ocean. Speech is a river.When the ocean is searching for you, don't walk into the language-river. Listen to the ocean, and bring your talky business to an end Traditional words are just babbling in that presence, and babbling is a substitute for sight. "The Three Fish" Ch. 18 : The Three Fish, p. 196 Variant translations or adaptations: Silence is the language of God, all else is poor translation. As quoted in Teachers of Wisdom (2010) by Igor Kononenko, p. 134 Silence is an ocean. Speech is a river. Silence is the language of God, all else is poor translation. As quoted in "Rumi’s wisdom" (2 October 2015) http://paulocoelhoblog.com/2015/10/02/character-of-the-week-rumi/, by Paulo Coelho

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„Move outside the tangle of fear-thinking.
Live in silence.“

—  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

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„He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.“

—  Elbert Hubbard American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher fue el escritor del jarron azul 1856 - 1915

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