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I do not want to talk about self-publishing, or writing, or my books; I want to talk a little about silence, in quotes.

“‘Tis the little rift within the lute – That by and by will make the music mute, And, ever widening, slowly silence all.” -Alfred, Lord Tennyson

“A properly kept silence is a beautiful thing; it is nothing less than the father of very wise thoughts.” -Diodicus

“After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.” -Aldous Huxley

“And silence, like a poultice, comes to heal the blows of sound.” -Oliver Wendell Holmes

“Friendship is when silence between two people is comfortable.” -Unknown

“Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.” -Max Ehrman

“He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.” -Elbert Hubbard

“I have learned now that while those who speak about one’s miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more.” -C. S. Lewis

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“I have learned silence from the talkative, tolerance from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strangely, I am ungrateful to these teachers.” -Kahlil Gibran

“Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence.” -Robert Fripp

“My grief lies all within, And these external manners of lament Are merely shadows to the unseen grief That swells with silence in the tortured soul.” -William Shakespeare

“Silence is a friend who will never betray.” -Confucius

“Silence is sometimes the answer.” -Estonian Proverb

“Silence is the genius of fools and one of the virtues of the wise.” -Bernard De Bonnard

“Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn.” -George Bernard Shaw

“Spiteful words can hurt your feelings but silence breaks your heart.” -Unknown

“The human heart has hidden treasures, In secret kept, in silence sealed; The thoughts, the hopes, the dreams, the pleasures, Whose charms were broken if revealed.” -Charlotte Bronte

All quotes have been picked from the iphone app 55,000 Amazing Quotes, a wealth of quotes on many different subjects by numerous authors.