94+ Best Quiet Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Inspirational quiet quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.

Famous Quiet Quotes

My imagination functions much better when I don’t have to speak to people. Patricia Highsmith

There was a brief silence. I think I heard snow falling. Erich Segal

Quiet is peace. Tranquility. Quiet is turning down the volume knob on life. Silence is pushing the off button. Shutting it down. All of it. Khaled Hosseini

All men’s miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone. Blaise Pascal

Listen to the silence. It has so much to say. Rumi

Saying nothing sometimes says the most. Emily Dickinson

There was a brief silence. I think I heard the snow falling. Erich Segal

A fool is known by his speech; and a wise man by silence. Pythagoras

All men’s miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone. Blaise Pascal

It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart. Mahatma Gandhi

Do not underestimate the determination of a quiet man. Iain Duncan Smith

When you have nothing to say, say nothing. Charles Caleb Colton

From quiet homes and first beginning, out to the undiscovered ends, there’s nothing worth the wear of winning, but laughter and the love of friends. Hilaire Belloc

The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind. Albert Einstein

Silence is like a river of grace inviting us to leap unafraid into its beckoning depths. It is dark and mysterious in the waters of grace. Yet in the silent darkness, we are given new eyes. In the heart of the divine, we can see more clearly who we are. We are renewed and cleansed in this river of silence. Macrina Wiederkehr

Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom. Francis Bacon

God is the friend of silence. See how natüre trees, flowers, grass grows in silence; see the stars, the moon, and the sun, how they move in silence. Mother Teresa

I think a lot, but I don’t say much. Anne Frank

If there were a little more silence, if we all kept quiet maybe we could understand something. Federico Fellini

Anything hurts less than the quiet. Troye Silvan

In the silence behind what can be heard lies the answers we have been searching for for so long. Andreas Fransson

Quiet people have the loudest minds. Stephen Hawking

I, schooled in misery, know many purifying rites, and I know where speech is proper and where silence. Aeschylus

Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech. Plutarch

The closer you are to the truth, the more silent you become inside. Naval Ravikant

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. Martin Luther King Jr.

In human intercourse the tragedy begins, not when there is misunderstanding about words, but when silence is not understood. Henry David Thoreau

Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute. Josh Billings

If I could I would always work in silence and obscurity, and let my efforts be known by their results. Emily Bronte

Sometimes it is good to leap into the unknown. Practice leaping. Macrina Wiederkehr

All I insist on, and nothing else, is that you should show the whole world that you are not afraid. Be silent, if you choose; but when it is necessary, speak  and speak in such a way that people will remember it. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Being quiet does not mean passivity. It means being more tolerant, understanding, and focused. Remez Sasson

I’ve begun to realize that you can listen to silence and learn from it. It has a quality and a dimension all its own. Chaim Potok

The most significant conversations of our lives occur in silence. Simon Van Booy

The more you understand silence, that’s where the balance comes. Rick Rubin

Since our society equates happiness with youth, we often assume that sorrow, quiet desperation, and hopelessness go hand in hand with getting older. They don’t. Emotional pain or numbness are symptoms of living the wrong life, not a long life. Martha Beck

Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn whatever state I am in, therein to be content. Helen Keller

Love is a friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing, and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses. Ann Landers

There is something terribly wrong with a culture inebriated by noise and gregariousness. George Steiner

Learning to be quiet, making our mind quiet and peaceful, and seeking moments of quietness in our everyday life is most essential for a happy and sane life. Remez Sasson

The things that we understand, create silence. The things that we do not, create emotion. Kapil Gupta

A heart worth loving is one you understand, even in silence. Shannon L. Alder

People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own soul. Carl Jung

Wise men, when in doubt whether to speak or to keep quiet, give themselves the benefit of the doubt, and remain silent. Napoleon Hill

The human heart has hidden treasures, in secret kept, in silence sealed; the thoughts, the hopes, the dreams, the pleasures, whose charms were broken if revealed. Charlotte Bronte

It’s not enough to be quiet. Quietness is the absence of noise. We need peace, the presence of justice and to be and so people here can coexist and live together. Jesse Jackson

As far as I’m concerned, I prefer silent vice to ostentatious virtue. Albert Einstein

Quietness is the beginning of virtue. To be silent is to be beautiful. Stars do not make a noise. James Stephens

Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence. Leonardo da Vinci

Silence propagates itself, and the longer talk has been suspended, the more difficult it is to find anything to say. Samuel Johnson

I often regret that I have spoken; never that I have been silent. Publilius Syrus

I always believed that my silence on several topics will be an advantage in the long run. Aishwarya Rai

The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause. Mark Twain

Silence speaks louder than angry words. Silence is a strong argument that is hard to contend with. Dr. T.P. Chia

As we must account for every idle word, so must we account for every idle silence. Benjamin Franklin

Everything that is created comes out of silence. Thoughts emerge from the nothingness of silence. Words come out of the void. Your very essence emerged from emptiness. All creativity requires some stillness. Wayne Dyer

Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it’s all over. Octavia Butler

Silence is golden when you can’t think of a good answer. Muhammad Ali

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right doing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about. Rumi

If you face God in prayer and silence, God will speak to you. Then you will know that you are nothing. It is only when you realize your nothingness, your emptiness, that God can fill you with Himself. Souls of prayer are souls of great silence. Mother Teresa

Don’t waste words on people who deserve your silence. Sometimes the most powerful thing you can say is nothing at all. Mandy Hale

Silence is argument carried out by other means. Ernesto Che Guevara

No need to hurry. No need to sparkle. No need to be anybody but oneself. Virginia Woolf

The eternal silence of these infinite spaces frightens me. Blaise Pascal

There is more to life than increasing its speed. Mohandas Gandhi

Do not underestimate the determination of a quiet man. Iain Duncan Smith

George Harrison was known as the quiet Beatle. Quiet people are often quiet because they are deep thinkers. Ray Comfort

He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words. Elbert Hubbard

Below a certain point, if you keep too quiet, people no longer see you as thoughtful or deep; they simply forget you. Douglas Coupland

Speak for yourself and from yourself, or be silent. George Henry Lewes

Silence is a source of great strength. Lao Tzu

By silence, I hear other men’s imperfections and conceal my own. Citium Zeno

When words become unclear, I shall focus on photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence. Ansel Adams

Silence is interesting. It can show confusion, indifference and sadness. But it can also show determination, confidence and caring. Maxime Lagacé

Be a loner. That gives you time to wonder, to search for the truth. Have holy curiosity. Make your life worth living. Albert Einstein

Some of the greatest battles will be fought within the silent chambers of your own soul. Ezra Taft Benson

I think a lot but I don’t say much. Anne Frank

The true genius shudders at incompleteness  and usually prefers silence to saying something which is not everything it should be. Edgar Allan Poe

Speak only if it improves upon the silence. Gandhi

How much better is silence; the coffee cup, the table. How much better to sit by myself like the solitary sea bird that opens its wings on the stake. Let me sit here for ever with bare things, this coffee cup, this knife, this fork, things in themselves, myself being myself. Virginia Woolf

Does not everything depend on our interpretation of the silence around us. Lawrence Durrell

When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence. Ansel Adams

A character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. Helen Keller

No writer in our time has been more isolated than Kafka, and yet few have achieved communication as well as he did. Eugenio Montale

A fool is known by his speech, and a wise man by silence. Pythagoras

Withdraw into yourself, perceive there a silence as old as being, even older. Emil Cioran

Speech is silver, silence is golden. Thomas Carlyle

I think that one’s art is a growth inside one. I do not think one can explain growth. It is silent and subtle. One does not keep digging up a plant to see how it grows. Emily Carr

Saying nothing sometimes says the most. Emily Dickinson

I have come to believe over and over again that what is most important to me must be spoken, made verbal and shared, even at the risk of having it bruised or misunderstood. Audre Lorde

If I could I would always work in silence and obscurity, and let my efforts be known by their results. Emily Bronte

Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best. Henry Van Dyke