Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.— Benjamin Franklin
Joyful Unsaid quotations
I think we communicate only too well, in our silence, in what is unsaid, and that what takes place is a continual evasion, desperate rearguard attempts to keep ourselves to ourselves. Communication is too alarming. To enter into someone else's life is too frightening. To disclose to others the poverty within us is too fearsome a possibility.
The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.
True love isn't expressed in passionately whispered words an intimate kiss or a embrace; before two people are married, love is expressed in self-control, patience, even words left unsaid.
Much unhappiness has come into the world because of bewilderment and things left unsaid.
By swallowing evil words unsaid, no one has ever harmed his stomach.
We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out.
I will begin to speak, when I have that to say which had not better be unsaid.
The words you'll most regret Are the ones that are left unsaid.
Nothing haunts us like the things we don't say.
Before you speak ask yourself if what you are going to say is true, is kind, is necessary, is helpful. If the answer is no, maybe what you are about to say should be left unsaid.
Democracy don't rule the world, You'd better get that in your head;
This world is ruled by violence, But I guess that's better left unsaid.
I swore that I would never say I miss you more everyday but, some things are better left unsaid.
All our media are given over to things that are better left unsaid.
Words can break someone into a million pieces, but they can also put them back together
I am attracted to ellipsis, to the unsaid, to suggestion, to eloquent, deliberate silence. The unsaid, for me, exerts great power: often I wish an entire poem could be made in this vocabulary. It is analogous to the unseen.
Gossip is the art of saying nothing in a way that leaves practically nothing unsaid.
You are not an artist simply because you paint or sculpt or make pots that cannot be used. An artist is a poet in his or her own medium. And when an artist produces a good piece, that work has mystery, an unsaid quality; it is alive.
The more articulate somebody is, the more suspicious I am of them.
I like to feel that the important things remain unsaid.
Life is for the living. Death is for the dead. Let life be like music. And death a note unsaid.
The duty of the words is to say just as much as the music has left unsaid and no more.
I know you will guess all I leave unsaid.
Democracy don't rule the world, you better get that in your head;
this world is ruled by violence, but I guess that's better left unsaid.
There's a universe inside your head, constellations of the things you left unsaid.
The unsaid, for me, exerts great power.
Some promises are better left unsaid
There is no time to leave important words unsaid.
Most stuff that is genuine is better left unsaid.
Tact is the unsaid part of what you think.
A spoken story is larger than one unheard, unsaid.
In nearly all creation accounts, words or songs are how the world was created, the animals sung into existence.
In the world of diplomacy, some things are better left unsaid.
Much unhappiness has come from things left unsaid
So much harm comes into this world when the wrong thing is said.
But that's nothing compared to the pain from what goes unsaid.
Words have weight, something once said cannot be unsaid.
Meaning is like a stone dropped into a pool; the ripples will spread and you cannot know what back they wash against.
Montalbano felt moved. This was real friendship, Sicilian friendship, the kind based on intuition, on what was left unsaid. With a true friend, one never needs to ask, because the other understands on his own accordingly.