„What keeps my heart awake is colorful silence.“

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—  Samuel Taylor Coleridge English poet, literary critic and philosopher 1772 - 1834

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Context: Awake, my soul! not only passive praise
Thou owest! not alone these swelling tears,
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„Awake, my heart, to be loved, awake, awake!
The darkness silvers away, the morn doth break,
It leaps in the sky.“

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„While the world sleeps, darkness and silence are awake.“

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„My hands are of your color, but I shame to wear a heart so white.“

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„A man can keep silence in such a ways that no one will even notice it. The whole point is that we say a good deal too much. If we limited ourselves to what is actually necessary, this alone would be keeping the silence.“

—  G. I. Gurdjieff influential spiritual teacher, Armenian philosopher, composer and writer 1866 - 1949

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Context: A man can keep silence in such a ways that no one will even notice it. The whole point is that we say a good deal too much. If we limited ourselves to what is actually necessary, this alone would be keeping the silence. And it is the same with everything else, with food, with pleasures, with sleep; with everything there is a limit to what is necessary. After this "sin" begins. This is something that must be grasped, a "sin" is something which is not necessary.

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„By Silence, the discretion of a man is known: and a fool, keeping Silence, seemeth to be wise.“

—  Pythagoras ancient Greek mathematician and philosopher -585 - -495 BC

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„He or silence keeps or speaks in season.“

—  Aeschylus ancient Athenian playwright -525 - -456 BC

line 619 (tr. Anna Swanwick)
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„And the heart that is soonest awake to the flowers
Is always the first to be touch'd by the thorns.“

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„Friendship and domestic happiness are continually praised; yet how little is there of either in the world, because it requires more cultivation of mind to keep awake affection, even in our own hearts, than the common run of people suppose.“

—  Mary Wollstonecraft, book Letters Written During a Short Residence in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark

Letter 12
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„And this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart
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—  E.E. Cummings, Selected Poems

Variant: i carry your heart with me(i carry it in my heart)
Source: Selected Poems

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