To sit in solitude, to think in solitude with only the music of the stream and the cedar to break the flow of silence, there lies the value of wilderness.— John Muir
Mouth-watering Breaking Silence quotations
Spiteful words can hurt your feelings but silence breaks your heart.
We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for the victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy, for no document from human hands can make these humans any less our brothers and sisters.
We need more men with the guts, with the courage, with the strength, with the moral integrity to break our complicit silence and challenge each other and stand with women and not against them.
Even if I am simply one more woman laying one more brick in the foundation of a new and more humane world, it is enough to make me rise eagerly from my bed each morning and face the challenge of breaking the historic silence that has held women captive for so long.
America never was America to me And yet I swear this oath - America will be!
Yet the whole preamble of the second authorization act for the Marshall Plan showed the direction Congress was ready to take about breaking down barriers within Europe.
Silence is like a cradle holding our endeavors and our will;
a silent spaciousness sustains us in our work and at the same time connects us to larger worlds that, in the busyness of our daily struggle to achieve, we have not yet investigated. Silence is the soul's break for freedom.
The desire to break the silence with constant human noise is, I believe, precisely an avoidance of the sacred terror of that divine encounter.
Can you come over to Amberwood? I need you to help me break curfew and escape my dorm.” There were a few moments of silence. “Sage, I’ve been waiting two months to hear you say those words. You want me to bring a ladder?
Words can never fully say what we want them to say, for they fumble, stammer, and break the best porcelain. The best one can hope for is to find along the way someone to share the path, content to walk in silence, for the heart communes best when it does not try to speak.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
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.
Things break all the time. Glass and dishes and fingernails. Cars and contracts and potato chips. You can break a record, a horse, a dollar. You can break the ice. There are coffee breaks and lunch breaks and prison breaks. Day breaks, waves break, voices break. Chains can be broken. So can silence, and fever... promises break. Hearts break.
Our view of man will remain superficial so long as we fail to go back to that origin [of silence], so long as we fail to find, beneath the chatter of words, the primordial silence, and as long as we do not describe the action which breaks this silence. the spoken word is a gesture, and its meaning, a world.
The moving finger writes; and having writ, moves on.
There's been an awful lot of silence in make culture about this ongoing tragedy of men's violence against women and children... we need to break that silence, and we need more men to do that.
We are now faced with the fact, my friends, that tomorrow is today.
We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now.
If all the skies were sunshine Our faces would be fain To feel once more upon them The cooling splash of rain. If all the world were music, Our hearts would often long For one sweet strain of silence, To break the endless song If life were always merry, Our souls would seek relief, And rest from weary laughter In the quiet arms of grief.
Independent media can go to where the silence is and break the sound barrier, doing what the corporate networks refuse to do.
I am convinced that if we are to get on the right side of the world revolution, we as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values. We must rapidly begin the shift from a "thing-oriented" society to a "person-oriented" society.
Words can sting like anything, but silence breaks the heart.
Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.
Step by step, we will break this cycle of silence, poor information and stigma.
Every nation must now develop an overriding loyalty to mankind as a whole in order to preserve the best in their individual societies.
Love is somehow the key that unlocks the door which leads to ultimate reality.
Now let us begin. Now let us rededicate ourselves to the long and bitter - but beautiful - struggle for a new world.
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.
Truth forever on the scaffold, Wrong forever on the throne,- Yet that scaffold sways the Future, and, behind the dim unknown, Standeth God within the shadow, keeping watch above his own.
We have forgotten love, and Sat lonely beside each other.
We have eaten together, Lonely behind our plates, we Have hidden behind children, We have slept together in A lonely bed. Now my heart Turns toward you, awake at last, Penitent, lost in the last Loneliness. Speak to me. Talk To me. Break the black silence.
Individuals bearing witness cannot do the work of social movements, but they can break a corrosive and demoralizing silence.
unhappy families are conspiracies of silence. The one who breaks the silence is never forgiven.
To free yourself from the past you must break the rules of silence and compliance.
We must rapidly begin the shift from a "thing-oriented" society to a "person-oriented" society.
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.
I have been breaking silence these twenty-three years and have hardly made a rent in it.