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Alexander Theroux Quotes

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Silence is the unbearable repartee.
- Alexander Theroux

Being natural is one of the most irritating poses I know in people.
- Alexander Theroux

It's true, you can never eat a pet you name.
And anyway, it would be like a ventriloquist eating his dummy.
- Alexander Theroux

There is no loneliness like that of a failed marriage.
- Alexander Theroux

 

Artists are never complete people.
But if it's art that completes them,
then what is taken away?
- Alexander Theroux

Hypocrisy is the essence of snobbery,
but all snobbery is about the problem of belonging.
- Alexander Theroux

Silence is a source of great strength.
- Lao Tzu

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Truth is not only violated by falsehood;
it may be equally outraged by silence.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression
and cruelty by the bad people
but the silence over that by the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself,
and know that everything in life has purpose.
There are no mistakes, no coincidences,
all events are blessings given to us to learn from.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Today, I Will Spend Time In Silence.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.
- Abraham Lincoln

We will remember not the words of our enemies,
but the silence of our friends.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The water in a vessel is sparkling;
the water in the sea is dark.
The small truth has words which are clear;
the great truth has great silence.
- Rabindranath Tagore

We need to find God, and he cannot
be found in noise and restlessness.
God is the friend of silence.
See how nature - trees, flowers, grass-
grows in silence; see the stars,
the moon and the sun, how they move in silence...
We need silence to be able to touch souls.
- Mother Teresa

Silence is not always a Sign of Wisdom,
but Babbling is ever a folly.
- Benjamin Franklin

We are masters of the unsaid words,
but slaves of those we let slip out.
- Winston Churchill

In silence you hear who you are becoming.
You create yourself.
- Jewel

Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

As your silence grows; your friendliness, your love grows;
your life becomes a moment-to-moment dance, a joy, a celebration.
- Osho

Few people know how to take a walk.
The qualifications are endurance,
plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature,
good humor, vast curiosity, good speech,
good silence and nothing too much.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"No comment" is a splendid expression.
I am using it again and again.
- Winston Churchill

"Rabbit's clever," said Pooh thoughtfully.
"Yes," said Piglet, "Rabbit's clever."
"And he has Brain."
"Yes," said Piglet, "Rabbit has Brain."
There was a long silence.
"I suppose," said Pooh, "that that's why he never understands anything."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.
- Leonardo da Vinci

In human intercourse the tragedy begins,
not when there is misunderstanding about words,
but when silence is not understood.
- Henry David Thoreau

Your pain is the breaking of the shell
that encloses your understanding.
Much of your pain is self-chosen.
It is the bitter potion by which the
physician within you heals your sick self.
Therefore trust the physician, and drink
his remedy in silence and tranquility.
- Khalil Gibran

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies,
but the silence of our friends.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

True silence is the rest of the mind,
and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body,
nourishment and refreshment.
- William Penn

Poetry is an orphan of silence.
The words never quite equal the experience behind them.
- Charles Simic

The way to silence religious disputes is to take no notice of them.
- Thomas Jefferson

Music is the silence between the notes.
- Claude Debussy

Silence is safer than speech.
- Epictetus

Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence,
and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.
- Helen Keller

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

Silence gives consent.
- Plato

You can never get silence anywhere nowadays,
have you noticed?
- Bryan Ferry

Keep silence for the most part,
and speak only when you must,
and then briefly.
- Epictetus

Never be bullied into silence.
Never allow yourself to be made a victim.
Accept no one's definition of your life;
define yourself.
- Harvey Fierstein

Silence is the ultimate weapon of power.
- Charles de Gaulle

Well-timed silence is the most commanding expression.
- Mark Helprin

We will have to repent in this generation,
not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people,
but for the appalling silence of the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

History will have to record that the greatest tragedy
of this period of social transition
was not the strident clamor of the bad people,
but the appalling silence of the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Music and silence combine strongly
because music is done with silence,
and silence is full of music.
- Marcel Marceau

Silence is a statement that is open to gross misinterpretation.
- Craig Bruce

Silence is golden when you can't think of a good answer.
- Muhammad Ali

There are people and nations, Mother,
that I would like to say to you by name.
I entrust them to you in silence, I entrust them to
you in the way that you know best.
- Pope John Paul II

I, schooled in misery, know many purifying rites,
and I know where speech is proper and where silence.
- Aeschylus

Silence and reserve will give anyone a reputation for wisdom.
- Myrtle Reed

Jack Benny was, without a doubt, the bravest comedian I have ever seen work.
He wasn't afraid of silence.
He would take as long as it took to tell the story.
- Bob Newhart

Don't you know that silence supports the accuser's charge?
- Sophocles

Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves together.
- Thomas Carlyle

True penitence condemns to silence.
What a man is ready to recall he would be willing to repeat.
- F. H. Bradley

Strong efforts may be made to deny the place,
to silence the authentic, but the spirit of things
will break through that silence.
- John Haynes

A story is told as much by silence as by speech.
- Susan Griffin

Silence is only frightening to people who are compulsively verbalizing.
- William S. Burroughs

Sometimes I wish that applause would come just a bit later,
when it is so beautifully hushed that I feel like holding
my breath in the silence of the end.
- Emanuel Ax

And in the afternoon they entered a land -
but such a land!
A land hung in mourning, darkened by gigantic cypresses,
submerged; a land of reptiles, silence,
shadow, decay.
- George Washington Cable

In prayerful silence you must look into your own heart.
No one can tell you better than yourself what comes between you and God.
Ask yourself.
Then listen!
- Johannes Tauler

That man's silence is wonderful to listen to.
- Thomas Hardy

After The Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal,
the audience would like to know where,
when, and who arrests Hannibal Lecter for the first time.
This is the story of Red Dragon.
- Dino De Laurentiis

Who tells a finer tale than any of us.
Silence does.
- Isak Dinesen

Silence at the proper season is wisdom,
and better than any speech.
- Plutarch

Worldly faces never look so worldly as at a funeral.
They have the same effect of grating incongruity as
the sound of a coarse voice breaking the solemn silence of night.
- George Eliot

The correction of silence is what kills;
when you know you have transgressed,
and your friend says nothing, and avoids your eye.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

The deepest feeling always shows itself in silence;
not in silence,
but restraint.
- Marianne Moore

It is more noble by silence to avoid an injury than
by argument to overcome it.
- Francis Beaumont

The first people totalitarians destroy or silence are
men of ideas and free minds.
- Isaiah Berlin

Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.
- Josh Billings

If I cannot understand my friend's silence,
I will never get to understand his words.
- J. Enoch Powell

There is a silence, the child of love,
which expresses everything, and proclaims more loudly
than the tongue is able to do.
- William Drummond

Now all my teachers are dead except silence.
- W. S. Merwin


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