"We went down into the silent garden. Dawn is the time when nothing breathes, the hour of silence. Everything is transfixed, only the light moves."

Leonora Carrington, The House of Fear

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"Let silence take you to the core of life."

Rumi

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"Silence is essential for deep transformation. It allows the practice of conscious breathing to become deep and effective. Like still water that reflects things as they are, the calming silence helps us to see things more clearly; to be in deeper contact with ourselves and those around us."

Thich Nhat Hanh

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"Let silence be the art you practice."

Rumi

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"We all arrive by different streets,
by unequal languages, at Silence."

Pablo Neruda, from “Still Another Day: XVII/Men”

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"I changed the subject. I knew what you needed: simple feelings, simple words. Your silence was effortless and windless, like the silence of clouds or plants. All silence is the recognition of a mystery. There was much about you that seemed mysterious."

Vladimir Nabokov, from “Sounds”
From The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov

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"Move outside the tangle of fear-thinking. Live in silence. Flow down and down in always widening rings of being"

Rumi

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"I like it when it rains hard. It sounds like white noise everywhere, which is like silence but not empty."

Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

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"When you connect to the silence within you, that is when you can make sense of the disturbance going on around you."

Stephen Richards

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"Contain your experience with the divine so that it does not escape you but rather shapes you. Be silent. Silence will help you avoid engaging in the games of competition and illusion that regularly seduce us in the outside world. Silence also helps you avoid distraction. It helps focus the busy mind - the mind that always has to be doing something, thinking something, the mind that always has to be otherwise engaged lest it become introspective and allow the soul’s voice to override its own. The silence I am describing is a silence that you use to contain the grace you receive when you enter the Castle of your soul. This quality of silence allows you to engage in discernment. You carry this silence within you, even when you are with others. It allows you to hold your centre amid the chaos of your life; it keeps you clear so that you do not do or say things you will regret or make decisions out of fear."

Caroline Myss

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"Silence is so accurate."
Mark Rothko (1903-1970, Russia/USA)

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"There are all kinds of silences and each of them means a different thing. There is the silence that comes with morning in a forest, and this is different from the silence of a sleeping city."

Beryl Markham, West with the Night

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"We think peace is something that has to be found and established by us, but it is already here. We just drown it out. We listen to the sound and not the silence. Peace is the silence behind the sound."
— Linda Proud, from Pallas & the Centaur
"The silence is so intense that you can hear your own blood roar in your ears but louder than that by far is the mysterious roar which I always identify with the roaring of the diamond of wisdom, the mysterious roar of silence itself, which is a great Shhhh reminding you of something you’ve seemed to have forgotten in the stress of your days since birth."

Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums 

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