„In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends.“

—  Martin Luther King, Jr., 1960s, The Trumpet of Conscience (1967)
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„Where the storyteller is loyal, eternally and unswervingly loyal to the story, there, in the end, silence will speak. Where the story has been betrayed, silence is but emptiness. But we, the faithful, when we have spoken our last word, will hear the voice of silence.“

—  Karen Blixen, Last Tales
Last Tales (1957), Context: Why, you are to become a story teller, and I shall give you the reasons! Hear then: Where the storyteller is loyal, eternally and unswervingly loyal to the story, there, in the end, silence will speak. Where the story has been betrayed, silence is but emptiness. But we, the faithful, when we have spoken our last word, will hear the voice of silence. Whether a small snotty lass understands it or not. "The Blank Page"

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„Silence is the language of Om. We need silence to be able to reach our Self. Both internal and external silence is very important to feel the presence of that supreme Love.“

—  Amit Ray Indian author 1960
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„When we began, we had no opportunities; we prepared in silence and created our own opportunity.“

—  Diego Rivera Mexican painter, muralist, Communist 1886 - 1957
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„This ultimate stage of our spiritual exercise is called Silence.“

—  Nikos Kazantzakis, book The Saviors of God
The Saviors of God (1923), Context: This ultimate stage of our spiritual exercise is called Silence. Not because its contents are the ultimate inexpressible despair or the ultimate inexpressible joy and hope. Nor because it is the ultimate knowledge which does not condescend to speak, or the ultimate ignorance which cannot. Silence means: Every person, after completing his service in all labors, reaches finally the highest summit of endeavor, beyond every labor, where he no longer struggles or shouts, where he ripens fully in silence, indestructibly, eternally, with the entire Universe.

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„Behind the word is silence, behind that silence is forgetfulness.“

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„We've been conditioned to avoid silence at all costs lest we be confronted with our own inner chaos.“

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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

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