Autumn wins you best by this its mute appeal to sympathy for its decay.— Robert Browning
Most Powerful Muteness quotations
I have three phobias which, could I mute them, would make my life as slick as a sonnet, but as dull as ditch water: I hate to go to bed, I hate to get up, and I hate to be alone.
I have no desires, save the desire to express myself in defiance of all the world’s muteness.
Nature is not mute, it is a man who is deaf.
Innocence always calls mutely for protection when we would be so much wiser to guard ourselves against it: innocence is like a dumb leper who has lost his bell, wandering the world, meaning no harm.
It is the little rift within the lute That by and by will make the music mute, And ever widening slowly silence all.
We fell silent and all joking ceased.
We gazed mutely into each other's eyes and an intense longing for the fullest avowal of the truth forced us to a confession, requiring no words whatever, or the incommensurable misfortune that weighed upon us. With tears and sobs we sealed a vow to belong to each other alone.
The Advent season is that time when we seek to, in a manner of speaking, mute our memory of what has already happened, that we might brighten our joy that it happened. We leave the already of His advent to taste the bitter of the not yet. We, in short, go back, that we might look forward to His coming.
The stones here speak to me, and I know their mute language.
Also, they seem deeply to feel what I think. So a broken column of the old Roman times, an old tower of Lombardy, a weather- beaten Gothic piece of a pillar understands me well. But I am a ruin myself, wandering among ruins.
No history is mute. No matter how much they own it, break it, and lie about it, human history refuses to shut its mouth. Despite deafness and ignorance, the time that was continues to tick inside the time that is.
However muted its present appearance may be, sexual dominion obtains nevertheless as perhaps the most pervasive ideology of our culture and provides its most fundamental concept of power
Advertising is a business of words, but advertising agencies are infested with men and women who cannot write. They cannot write advertisements, and they cannot write plans. They are helpless as deaf mutes on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera.
Where is the raised voice of black America? Why are we mute?
Science and technology multiply around us.
To an increasing extent they dictate the languages in which we speak and think. Either we use those languages, or we remain mute.
Better be mute, than dispute with the Ignorant.
He was created of a mother whom He created.
He was carried by hands that He formed. He cried in the manger in wordless infancy. He, the Word, without whom all human eloquence is mute.
Our friends - how distant, how mute, how seldom visited and little known.
And I, too, am dim to my friends and unknown; a phantom, sometimes seen, often not. Life is a dream surely.
Life is as dear to a mute creature as it is to man.
Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not die, so do other creatures.
Beauty is a mute deception.
Do not interrogate silence because silence is mute;
do not expect anything from the gods, nor should you try to bribe them with gifts, because it is in ourselves that we must look for liberation.
All things with which we deal preach to us.
What is a farm but a mute gospel? The chaff and the wheat, weeds and plants, blight, rain, insects, sun,--it is a sacred emblem from the first furrow of spring to the last stack which the snow of winter overtakes in the fields.
Even colors were important to me. If it was a somber scene, the colors were muted and dark. If it was a happy or seductive scene, the colors were brighter.
For the Christian church.... to ignore, euphemize, or otherwise mute the lethal reality of sin is to cut the nerve of the gospel. For the sober truth is that without full disclosure on sin, the gospel of grace becomes impertinent, unnecessary, and finally uninteresting.
Oh, where is man That mortal god, that hath no mortal kin Or like on earth? Shall Nature's orator The interpreter of all her mystic strains Shall he be mute in Nature's jubilee?
Autumn in felted slipper shuffles on, Muted yet fiery.--Vita Sackville-West
I want to hear an alternative viewpoint, and I don't want girls to be defanged and declawed and pretty and mute.
If you think that the brass is not blowing loud enough, mute it by a couple of degrees.
Nothing is more destructive of human dignity than a rule which imposes a mute and blind obedience.
Some village Hampden, that with dauntless breast The little tyrant of his fields withstood, Some mute inglorious Milton here may rest, Some Cromwell guiltless of his country's blood.
A beautiful face is a mute recommendation.
Law stands mute in the midst of arms.
Blessed are they who hold lively conversations with the helplessly mute, for they shall be called dentists.
Watch me when people say deaf and dumb, or deaf mute, and I give them a look like you might get if you called Denzel Washington the wrong name.
Past is deaf. Future is mute. Present is blind.
It is a custom often practiced by seafaring people to throw a bottle overboard, with a paper, stating the time and place at which it is done. In the absence of other information as to currents, that afforded by these mute little navigators is of great value.