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1. "Let us be as the Cage has never been able to make us. Let us now all at once face forward in our boxes, still and silent as nightmares.We did."
Author: Adam Levin
2. "If I were to remain silent, I'd be guilty of complicity."
Author: Albert Einstein
3. "In that moment, I truly believed that I would never see him again. That our years of a silent friendship would be for naught, because he loved me, and it was too good to be true, and the universe wouldn't let me have him. Because the universe didn't grant beautiful things like Brendan Tanner. Not to people like me."
Author: Allie Burke
4. "I was not surprised. Indeed, my only wonder was that he had not already been mixed up in this extraordinary case, which was the one topic of conversation through the length and breadth of England. For a whole day my companion had rambled about the room with his chin upon his chest and his brows knitted, charging and recharging his pipe with the strongest black tobacco, and absolutely deaf to any of my questions or remarks. Fresh editions of every paper had been sent up by our news agent, only to be glanced over and tossed down into a corner. Yet, silent as he was, I knew perfectly well what it was over which he was brooding. There was but one problem before the public which could challenge his powers of analysis, and that was the singular disappearance of the favorite for the Wessex Cup, and the tragic murder of its trainer. When, therefore, he suddenly announced his intention of setting out for the scene of the drama it was only what I had both expected and hoped for."
Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
5. "God speaks for the silent man."
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
6. "Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill."
Author: Barbara Tuchman
7. "How can I stand before you in silent symbols with open palms?"
Author: Cameron Conaway
8. "Tell him solitude is creative if he is strongand the final decisions are made in silent rooms.Tell him to be different from other peopleif it comes natural and easy being different.Let him have lazy days seeking his deeper motives.Let him seek deep for where he is a born natural.Then he may understand Shakespeareand the Wright brothers, Pasteur, Pavlov,Michael Faraday and free imaginationsBringing changes into a world resenting change.He will be lonely enoughto have time for the workhe knows as his own."
Author: Carl Sandburg
9. "Please, please be some sex-starved nutcase who wants to kidnap me and make me your love slave, I begged silently."
Author: Cate Tiernan
10. "My friends, we will be as fast as the wind, as silent as a forest, as ferocious as a fire, and as the mountain itself."
Author: Collen Houck
11. "Maybe silent hurting is the new Mid-Western love"
Author: Daniel Bailey
12. "And if these mountains had eyes, they would wake to find two strangers in their fences, standing in admiration as a breathing red pours its tinge upon earth's shore. These mountains, which have seen untold sunrises, long to thunder praise but stand reverent, silent so that man's weak praise should be given God's attention."
Author: Donald Miller
13. "It is the calm and silent waters that drown you."
Author: Edwidge Danticat
14. "Nightingale"Did I wound you, mutilate. Take away your voice. Did I cut something from you. Leave you locked in silence?This is what you do: you sing. Every part of you. Your locks of hair sing, your eyes, your hands, your smile. If I listen closely I can even hear your blood.Was I the one that took that away?Go down to the water where we used to swim. Stand under the sky at dawn when the sky is streaked with blood. Open your mouth and shout our secret to the waves. The ocean will be your voice. You won't have to carry anything alone. Little Sister, my Spring, April. Little nightingale. Sant at the edge of the water. Your voice will come back to you. Maybe. If I am silent."
Author: Francesca Lia Block
15. "Dodsley appeared by his side just then, silently, as if by magic. He offered Max a daught of whisky on a tray. Max glanced at him in surprise and saw that Dodsley had brought the whole bottle. "Do I look that bad?" "You look like you could use it, sir," his sphinxlike butler observed."
Author: Gaelen Foley
16. "A friend is more than a therapist or confessor, even though a friend can sometimes heal us and offer us God's forgiveness. A friend is that other person with whom we can share our solitude, our silence, and our prayer. A friend is that other person with whom we can look at a tree and say, "Isn't that beautiful," or sit on the beach and silently watch the sun disappear under the horizon. With a friend we don't have to say or do something special. With a friend we can be still and know that God is there with both of us."
Author: Henri J.M. Nouwen
17. "I silently smiled at my incessant good fortune."
Author: Henry David Thoreau
18. "I get tired of talking when I want to be silent."
Author: Henry Rollins
19. "And the night shall be filled with music, And the cares, that infest the day,Shall fold their tents like the Arabs,and silently steal away."
Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
20. "What can't be said can be written. Because writing is a silent act, a labor from the head to the hand."
Author: Herta Muller
21. "We often told ourselves off for wasting time in chairs, fully dressed, talking, when we could be doing the same, lying down in bed, face to face and naked. That precious time before love-making is ill-served by the pseudo-clinical term, ‘foreplay'. The world would narrow and deepen, our voices would sink into the warmth of our bodies, the conversation became associative and unpredictable. Everything was touch and breath. Certain simple phrases came to me which I didn't say out loud because they sounded so banal - Here we are, or, This again or Yes, this. Like a moment in a recurring dream, these spacious, innocent minutes were forgotten until we were back inside them. When we were, our lives returned to the essentials and began again. When we fell silent, we would lie so close we were mouth to mouth, delaying the union which bound us all the more because of this prelude."
Author: Ian McEwan
22. "The world had ended, so why had the battle not ceased, the castle fallen silent in horror, and every combatant laid down their arms? Harry's mind was in freefall, spinning out of control, unable to grasp the impossiblity, because Fred Weasley could not be dead, the evidence of all his senses must be lying -"
Author: J.K. Rowling
23. "It is grim reading', he said. ‘I fear their end was cruel. Listen! We cannot get out. We cannot get out. They have taken the Bridge and second hall.... Then there are four lines smeared so that I can only read went 5 days ago. The last lines run: the pool is up to the wall at Westgate. The Watcher in the Water took Óin. We cannot get out. The end comes, and then drums, drums in the deep. I wonder what that means. The last thing written is in a trailing scrawl of elf-letters: they are coming. There is nothing more.' Gandalf paused and stood in silent thought."
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
24. "I hung my head, and I felt someone, Fang, gather me gently to him. My cheek rested on his shoulder, and my silent tears soaked his torn shirt.He felt warm and strong and heartbreakingly familiar. And at that moment, not a single thing in my life was certain, strong, or whole. Nothing. Least of all Fang."
Author: James Patterson
25. "It feels as honest as the day is crummy that I begin this tale of total desperation and woe with me, my pukey sister, Georgia, and Leonardo the Silent sitting like rotting sardines in the back of a Hills Village Police Department cruiser."
Author: James Patterson
26. "I'm bilingual, speaking English and body language. I prefer the latter, because I can speak it silently and without listening and while my back is turned."
Author: Jarod Kintz
27. "People say the sun is too bright. I say the sun is too silent. And that's saying something, considering I'm a Helen Keller fan."
Author: Jarod Kintz
28. "I held him close and said nothing, all the while telling him silently that he was loved. Oh, but he was loved."
Author: Jojo Moyes
29. "And when you were a silent word upon Life's quivering lips, I too was there, another silent word. Then life uttered us and we came down the years throbbing with memories of yesterday and with longing for tomorrow, for yesterday was death conquered and tomorrow was birth pursued."
Author: Kahlil Gibran
30. "You are burnt beyond recognition," he added, looking at his wife as one looks at a valuable piece of personal property which has suffered some damage. She held up her hands, strong, shapely hands, and surveyed them critically, drawing up her fawn sleeves above the wrists. Looking at them reminded her of her rings, which she had given to her husband before leaving for the beach. She silently reached out to him, and he, understanding, took the rings from his vest pocket and dropped them into her open palm. She slipped them upon her fingers; then clasping her knees, she looked across at Robert and began to laugh. The rings sparkled upon her fingers. He sent back an answering smile."
Author: Kate Chopin
31. "Razzy was insulting me silently somehow."
Author: Larry McMurtry
32. "Joe wished it had all been just a dream. To think of planes crashing into impossibly-tall towers, of bombs taking out eyes and teeth and fingers, of a silent, secret war he didn't understand, was to think of fiction, a cheap paperback thriller with a lurid cover. There was – there could be – nothing real about such things."
Author: Lavie Tidhar
33. "Her body was a mix of thin and plump, her skin lined and unlined, in that rounding-the-corner-to-fifty way. Age and youth, he chanted silently, youth and age, sing their songs on the very same stage."
Author: Lorrie Moore
34. "Prince Edward confirmed the sentence; but he was reflecting deeply and beginning silently to form views as to how a man destined to great responsibilities should behave. To listen before speaking, to inform yourself before judging, to understand before deciding, and to remember always that there were to be found in every man the springs both of the highest as well as the lowest actions: these, for a sovereign, were the first steps towards wisdom."
Author: Maurice Druon
35. "The military has a very long relationship with Hollywood that dates back to the silent film era."
Author: Nick Turse
36. "Slowly we became silent, and silence itself if an enemy to friendship."
Author: Norman Maclean
37. "Playing the part of a charitable soul was only for those who were afraid of taking a stand in life. It is always far easier to have faith in your own goodness than to confront others and fight for your rights. It is always easier to hear an insult and not retaliate than have the courage to fight back against someone stronger than yourself; we can always say we're not hurt by the stones others throw at us, and it's only at night - when we're alone and our wife or our husband or our school friend is asleep - that we can silently grieve over our own cowardice."
Author: Paulo Coelho
38. "I glanced across at him, and we silently exchanged the I wish I were sitting next to you too look."
Author: Rebecca Donovan
39. "Ri, here's a question for you," Stella started. She opened it up to everyone else, as well. "When do your kids stop being pets and start being people?" The room went silent, except for Gloria trying to stifle her giggles. Stella looked around and felt pleased that she'd gotten the desired reaction. "What are you talking about? How could you call children pets?" Shannon demanded before Bernadette had the chance to. "No, this is an honest question." Stella insisted. "You have them, you name them. They're helpless, and you teach, or train, them. Feed them, water them, whatever. And as they grow up, you just hope that they grow up well and don't spend their time clawing your nice sofa or humping your leg."Stella, "Sugar and Spies: Spy Sisters Book 1"
Author: Rebekah Martin
40. "She had had insomnia badly when she was fresh from Home.... She had had only occasional bad nights since then. Bad? she thought. Why bad? I rarely feel much the worse the next day, except for a sort of moral irritability that seems to go with the feeling that I ought to have spent all those silent hours asleep."
Author: Robin McKinley
41. "Sit quietly and listen for a voice that will say, "Be more silent." As that happens, your soul starts to revive."
Author: Rumi
42. "Let soul speak with the silent articulation of a face."
Author: Rumi
43. "Let the wicked be put to shame and lie silent in the grave.""What the hell did she just say?""I think she just threatened us with the wrath of God."
Author: Shandy L. Kurth
44. "Defensiveness is usually someone silently screaming that they need you to value and respect them in disguise. When you look for deeper meanings behind someone's pain you can then begin to heal not only yourself but others."
Author: Shannon L. Alder
45. "He'd sort of expected the silent treatment. Maybe she wasn't pissed after all."Hey, baby, where are you?""Why the fuck do you care?"No, she was definitely pissed."
Author: Suzanne Wright
46. "My Father Still Sleeping After SurgeryIn spite of himself,my father loved me. In spiteof the hands that beat me, in spiteof the mouth that kept silent, in spiteof the face that turned cruelas a gold Chinese king,he could not control the lovethat came out of him.The body is monumental, a colossusthrough which he breathes.His hands crawl over his stomachjerkily as sand crabs on five legs;he makes a fistlike the fist of a newborn."
Author: Toi Derricotte
47. "I thought you killed that boy", he finally grumbled. "I did kill him", Rags said. "Dead as doughnuts. Buried him too, just like you told me." "And you sprinkled the grave site with jalapenos and lemon peel?" "Lemon peel?", Rags stuttered. "I don't remember anything about lemon peel!". Dennis was silent for quite some time. Rags glanced nervously about him, wishing he was anywhere but there. He realized he'd screwed up, but the whole thing was a mystery to him. He was extremely superstitious, but even his ignorance had its limits. 'Lemon peel?' He thought to himself, 'come on, that is just ridiculous'. Dennis might have read his mind, because he spoke up in a slightly louder tone to indicate his maximum rage. "Jalapeno to burn his soul, of course. Lemon peel to keep him in the ground!"
Author: Tom Lichtenberg
48. "The room smelled of books, that subtle smell which to some is stuffy and to others intoxicating, and it was silent."
Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
49. "They did not use the sonic stunners but the foray gun, the ancient weapon that fires a set of metal fragments in a burst. They shot to kill him. He was dying when I got to him, sprawled and twisted away from his skis that stuck up out of the snow, his chest half shot away. I took his head in my arms and spoke to him, but he never answered me; only in a way he answered my love for him, crying out through the silent wreck and tumult of his mind as consciousness lapsed, in the unspoken tongue, once, clearly, 'Arek!' Then no more. I held him, crouching there in the snow, while he died. They let me do that. Then they made me get up, and took me off one way and him another, I going to prison and he into the dark."
Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
50. "Re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul; and your very flesh shall be a great poem, and have the richest fluency, not only in its words, but in the silent lines of its lips and face, and between the lashes of your eyes, and in every motion and joint of your body."
Author: Walt Whitman

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