— Thomas Campbell British writer 1777 - 1844
Battle of the Baltic (1805), st. 2 http://www.poemhunter.com/p/m/poem.asp?poet=3042&poem=17248; a poem about the Battle of Copenhagen
Source: The Looking Glass Wars
Source: Tuesdays with Morrie
„When we never see who we are, never hear what we think about things, what we are doing as a group or what we are doing individually, then it is as if we are never there in the first place. Silence = Nonexistence.“
— Margaret Cho American stand-up comedian 1968
From Her Books, INVISIBILITY
„God far exceeds all words that we can here express
In silence He is heard, in silence worshiped best“
— Angelus Silesius German writer 1624 - 1677
The Cherubinic Wanderer
„What we do need to worry about is the possibility that we will be reduced, in the face of the enormities of our time, to silence or to mere protest.“
— Wendell Berry author 1934
"A Poem of Difficult Hope".
What Are People For? (1990)
„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
In Search of the Miraculous (1949)
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.
„First silence. Then denial. Then support of the insupportable. Then vilification of the dissenters. The pattern is as old as time.“
— Andrew Sullivan Journalist, writer, blogger 1963
"Torture and Conservatism" http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2006/07/torture_and_con.html, The Daily Dish (11 July 2006)
„Privilege is a made up metric used to silence and repress. We are all different, and that is ok. We listen to individuals and help each other based on individual strengths and needs. We do not generalize based on skin color, bigot.“
— Markus Persson Swedish video game programmer 1979
In response to a Twitter user who tweeted to him that "it’s not OK to celebrate white privilege". " 'Minecraft' Creator Goes Full White Man Denying White Privilege on Twitter https://www.theroot.com/minecraft-creator-goes-full-white-privilege-denying-whi-1820904201". The Root. (November 30, 2017)
„The Koran says nothing about the proper form of government. If the Koran is a document approved by God, either in whole or in part, that silence is deliberate, and if that silence is deliberate that must mean that we have room to manoeuvre, to innovate and to experiment with the different forms of government. So in theory Islam is compatible with the separation of religion and state.“
— Irshad Manji Feminist from Canada, author, journalist, activist 1968
Source: Fool's Errand
„Thought that is silenced is always rebellious. Majorities, of course, are often mistaken. This is why the silencing of minorities is necessarily dangerous. Criticism and dissent are the indispensable antidote to major delusions.“
— Alan Barth American journalist 1906 - 1979
The Loyalty of Free Men (1951) http://www.positiveatheism.org/hist/quotes/quote-b.htm.
„Reconquer the streets, the markets – the public spaces, with the same message of opposition: We are devastated, but we will not give up. With torches and roses, we deliver this message to the world: We do not let fear break us. And we do not let the fear of fear silence us.“
— Jens Stoltenberg Norwegian politician, 13th Secretary-General of NATO, 27th Prime Minister of Norway 1959
The City Hall Square Speech, July 25. 2011 ( Aftenposten http://www.aftenposten.no/nyheter/iriks/article4185069.ece).
„We face threats to freedom of expression if we are unable or unwilling to rise to the challenge of freedom of expression, when that freedom is exercised. We are all of us—especially those who gather at a book fair—quick to announce to the world that we’re champions of freedom of expression. But when we regard someone’s expression as offensive, why do we seek to silence them? Why is it not enough simply to condemn what they say as offensive and leave untouched their right to say it?“
— Zia Haider Rahman British novelist
"Ashok Kumar Sarkar Memorial Lecture 2015" Jan 29, 2015 http://ziahaiderrahman.com/aks/. Retrieved on 2015-02-12.