Silence is not the absence of something but the presence of everything.
— Gordon Hempton from One Square Inch of Silence
Our silence creates space to listen. Our listening creates space to take notice. Our noticing creates space for amazement. It is our amazement that gives us the energy to create change, whether that be in ourselves, in other people, or in the world.
— Annie Rosenbauer from Silence and the Space to Be Amazed
Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing. And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb. And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.
— Khalil Gibran from The Prophet