It is better wither to be silent, or to say things of more value than silence. Sooner throw a pearl at hazard than an idle or useless word; and do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few.
In human intercourse the tragedy begins, not when there is misunderstanding about words, but when silence is not understood.
Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and cannot remain silent.
Every word is like an unnecessary stain on silence and nothingness.
Truly great actors carry their characters in silence with them. They communicate without words the relationships that predate the movie.
When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.
A picture is worth a thousand words.
Silence is better than unmeaning words.
Truth is something which can't be told in a few words. Those who simplify the universe only reduce the expansion of its meaning.
The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.
I think television has betrayed the meaning of democratic speech, adding visual chaos to the confusion of voices. What role does silence have in all this noise?
The most dangerous word in any human tongue is the word for brother. It's inflammatory.
Literature is the art of discovering something extraordinary about ordinary people, and saying with ordinary words something extraordinary.
Tell me thy company, and I'll tell thee what thou art.
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul - and sings the tunes without the words - and never stops at all.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
A sculptor is a person who is interested in the shape of things, a poet in words, a musician by sounds.
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
A book worth reading is worth buying.
We live in succession, in division, in parts, in particles. Meantime within man is the soul of the whole; the wise silence; the universal beauty,to which every part and particle is equally related, the eternal ONE.
Anything worth doing is worth doing slowly.
A word once uttered can never be recalled.
A man's interest in a single bluebird is worth more than a complete but dry list of the fauna and flora of a town.
Speculation is only a word covering the making of money out of the manipulation of prices, instead of supplying goods and services.
With this silent film, I wanted to hide what was going on in the clinic. I wanted to cover it up in the best cinematic way and in an entertaining manner.