It is the still, small voice that the soul heeds, not the deafening blasts of doom.
— William Dean Howells

If everybody thought before they spoke, the silence would be deafening.
George Barzan deafening quote

The Volunteer AT dawn, he said, I bid them all farewell,To go where bugles call and rifles gleam.And with the restless thought asleep he fell,And glided into dream.A great hot plain from sea to mountain spread, -Through it a level river slowly drawn:He moved with a vast crowd, and at its headStreamed banners like the dawn.There came a blinding flash, a deafening roar,And dissonant cries of triumph and dismay;Blood trickled down the river's reedy shore,And with the dead he lay.The morn broke in upon his solemn dream,And still, with steady pulse and deepening eye,Where bugles call, he said, and rifles gleam,I follow, though I die!
— Elbridge Jefferson Cutler

The nation was awakened by that deafening shot.
— Corazon Aquino

Pride deafens us to the advice or warnings of those around us.
— deafening quotation by John C. Maxwell