Quotes and Sayings about Quiet



"It is only imperfection that complains of what is imperfect. The more perfect we are the more gentle and quiet we become towards the defects of others."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Imperfection, Quiet)

"He did not arrive at this conclusion by the decent process of quiet, logical deduction, nor yet by the blinding flash of glorious intuition, but by the shoddy, untidy process halfway between the two by which one usually gets to know things."
- Margery Allingham
(Related: Intuition, Quiet)

"In a jazz atmosphere, the audience members were so quiet and respectful of the musicians that you felt you were almost part of a meeting at a church or a temple, where everyone was completely in tune with the sermon and what the whole event was about."
- David Amram
(Related: Church, Temple, Jazz, Meeting, Musicians, Quiet)

"Men would live exceedingly quiet if these two words, mine and thine, were taken away."
- Anaxagoras
(Related: Men, Quiet, Words)

"I have a real problem with stillness. With just stopping and being quiet."
- Gillian Anderson
(Related: Being, Quiet)

"Be quiet, or my wife will take away your first born and make him or her work in one of her sweatshops!"
- Marc Anthony
(Related: Work, Wife, First, Quiet, Will)

"I live a very quiet life, although I'm very urban and a diehard New Yorker."
- Armand Assante
(Related: Life, Quiet)

"But generally speaking, I tend to be quiet and introspective."
- Rowan Atkinson
(Related: Quiet)

"Thou hast created us for Thyself, and our heart is not quiet until it rests in Thee."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: Heart, Quiet)

"Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Soul, Man)

"It was so quiet, you could hear a pun drop."
- Bugs Baer
(Related: Quiet)

"An inability to stay quiet is one of the conspicuous failings of mankind."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Mankind, Quiet)

"Sometimes you move publicly, sometimes privately. Sometimes quietly, sometimes at the top of your voice."
- James Baker
(Related: Voice)

"It is a quiet and peaceful place - and a fitting place for the remains of this greatest of sea tragedies to rest."
- Robert D. Ballard
(Related: Quiet, Rest, Sea)

"It is time for dead languages to be quiet."
- Natalie Clifford Barney
(Related: Time, Quiet)

"There is no corner too quiet, or too far away, for a woman to make sorrow in it."
- Amelia Barr
(Related: Quiet, Sorrow, Woman)

"That men should live honestly, quietly, and comfortably together, it is needful that they should live under a sense of God's will, and in awe of the divine power, hoping to please God, and fearing to offend Him, by their behaviour respectively."
- Isaac Barrow
(Related: Men, Power, God, Sense, Will)

"The poor monkey, quietly seated on the ground, seemed to be in sore trouble at this display of anger."
- Henry Walter Bates
(Related: Anger, Poor, Trouble)

"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
(Related: Love, Winning, Beginning, First, Friends, Laughter, Nothing, Quiet, Worth)

"I have never appreciated a quiet moment with a friend as much, a quiet moment with a book and I think part of that is my obsession with being older and time going faster and it's become increasingly sweeter for me."
- Candice Bergen
(Related: Time, Friend, Being, Obsession, Quiet)

"Character and emotionality don't always have to be relegated to quieter, more simple constructs."
- Kathryn Bigelow
(Related: Character)

"I've travelled around the UK a lot recently and have discovered that I really like trains. If you're in the quiet carriage, nobody can get hold of you and you can relax."
- Honor Blackman
(Related: Quiet, Relax)

"I however don't go to clubs to show off and to be seen, and certainly not to make statements. I just want to be able to quietly watch a band."
- Ritchie Blackmore
(Related: Want)

"In fact at home I sometimes like to be quiet and hear the sounds of the world outside."
- Brenda Blethyn
(Related: Home, Fact, Quiet, World)

"After September 11, when the United States took action to overthrow the Taliban, our interests and Iran's aligned, and we were able to coordinate quietly but effectively."
- Earl Blumenauer
(Related: Action, states, United)

"Remember that in every single case in history the process of adaptation has been one of exceeding slowness. Do not look for the impossible, but do not let your path deviate from the quiet and steadfast insistence on full opportunities for your powers."
- Franz Boas
(Related: History, Quiet)

"O Death, rock me asleep, bring me to quiet rest, let pass my weary guiltless ghost out of my careful breast."
- Anne Boleyn
(Related: Death, Quiet, Rest)

"Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Religion, People, Quiet)

"The best cure for the body is a quiet mind."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Body, Cure, Mind, Quiet)

"Success made me self-sufficient, but it also took away my anonymity. I'm just this quiet nobody, and all of a sudden people are nervous around me. That was kind of weird."
- Lisa Bonet
(Related: Success, People, Quiet, Self)

"I am but one member of a vast team made up of many organizations, officials, thousands of scientists, and millions of farmers - mostly small and humble - who for many years have been fighting a quiet, oftentimes losing war on the food production front."
- Norman Borlaug
(Related: Food, War, Fighting, Losing, Production, Quiet, Scientists, Years)

"Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them."
- Dion Boucicault
(Related: Men, Time, Killing, Talk)

"There is no end to the violations committed by children on children, quietly talking alone."
- Elizabeth Bowen
(Related: Children, End, Talking)

"Our essential differences from the norm are both huge and deeply offensive to those among us who wish to be quietly integrated into society without particular reference to our nature."
- Malcolm Boyd
(Related: Nature, Society)

"We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out."
- Ray Bradbury
(Related: Being)

"Every time I have some moment on a seashore, or in the mountains, or sometimes in a quiet forest, I think this is why the environment has to be preserved."
- Bill Bradley
(Related: Time, Environment, Mountains, Quiet)

"It won't make for a quiet life but it will make for an interesting paper vastly more significant because it is doing something only a daily paper can do."
- Kingman Brewster, Jr.
(Related: Life, Quiet, Will)

"If you're quiet, you're not living. You've got to be noisy and colorful and lively."
- Mel Brooks
(Related: Living, Quiet)

"The quietest poetry can be an explosion of joy."
- James Broughton
(Related: Poetry, Joy)

"But I made no efforts to organize my supporters to hold on to the apparatus. Consequently I was soon expelled and my followers, who did not change coats overnight, quietly left or were expelled from the party."
- Earl Browder
(Related: Change, Followers, Party)

"At that time a senator who was on the Joint Committee of Atomic Energy said rather quietly, 'You know, we're having a little problem with waste these days.' I didn't know what he meant then, but I know now."
- David R. Brower
(Related: Time, Committee, Energy, Now, Waste)

"I seldom play in a trio, but acoustic music is likely to be lighter, quicker, and quieter."
- Bill Bruford
(Related: Music, Play)

"Sad and sweet and wise Here a child reposes; Dust is on his eyes, Quietly he lies - Satan, strew Roses."
- Robert Williams Buchanan
(Related: Eyes, Lies, Roses, Satan)

"A quiet personality sure isn't what you need to attract attention."
- Bill Budge
(Related: Attention, Personality, Quiet)

"If we have not quiet in our minds, outward comfort will do no more for us than a golden slipper on a gouty foot."
- John Bunyan
(Related: Comfort, Quiet, Will)

"A quiet mind cureth all."
- Robert Burton
(Related: Mind, Quiet)

"Christ was only crucified once and for a few hours. Think of the hundreds of thousands whom Christ has been crucifying in a quiet way ever since."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Christ, Quiet)

"What should I have known or written had I been a quiet, mercantile politician or a lord in waiting? A man must travel, and turmoil, or there is no existence."
- George Byron
(Related: Travel, Existence, Man, Quiet, Waiting)

"The place is very well and quiet and the children only scream in a low voice."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Children, Quiet, Voice)

"I prefer to remake flops. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels was a remake of a flop, and The Quiet American is a remake of a flop."
- Michael Caine
(Related: American, Quiet)

"The world is never quiet, even its silence eternally resounds with the same notes, in vibrations which escape our ears. As for those that we perceive, they carry sounds to us, occasionally a chord, never a melody."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Quiet, Silence, World)

"The quietness of his tone italicized the malice of his reply."
- Truman Capote
(Related: Malice)

"Let me say that the path I did take for a brief period of my life was not of reckless drug use, hurting others, but it was a path of quiet rebellion, of a little experimentation of a darker side of my confusion in a confusing world, lost in the midst of finding my identity."
- Jennifer Capriati
(Related: Life, Confusion, Identity, Quiet, Rebellion, World)

"I have been a man of great sins, but He has been a God of great mercies; and now, through His mercies, I have a conscience as sound and quiet as if I had never sinned."
- Donald Cargill
(Related: God, Conscience, Man, Now, Quiet, Sound)

"I say, traitors; as some men live upon the reward of treachery, for their quiet and liberty; if it may be called a liberty, as it is redeemed with the betraying of the interest of Christ, and the blood of His people."
- Donald Cargill
(Related: Men, People, Blood, Christ, Interest, Liberty, May, Quiet, Reward, Treachery)

"I like to praise and reward loudly, to blame quietly."
- Catherine II
(Related: Blame, Praise, Reward)

"Nothing is secret once you tell anyone. If you want to keep it quiet - don't tell a soul."
- Richard Chamberlain
(Related: Soul, Nothing, Quiet, Want)

"A women knows how to keep quiet when she is in the right, whereas a man, when he is in the right, will keep on talking."
- Malcolm De Chazal
(Related: Women, Man, Quiet, Right, Talking, Will)

"What I find very interesting about the mutual funds managers is that here are people who are the new masters of the universe. They're managing billions, yet they're subject to this quiet daily tyranny of numbers."
- Ron Chernow
(Related: People, Managers, Numbers, Quiet, Tyranny, Universe)

"I specialize in murders of quiet, domestic interest."
- Agatha Christie
(Related: Interest, Quiet)

"Dogs are wise. They crawl away into a quiet corner and lick their wounds and do not rejoin the world until they are whole once more."
- Agatha Christie
(Related: Dogs, Quiet, World, Wounds)

"Certainty is the mother of quiet and repose, and uncertainty the cause of variance and contentions."
- Edward Coke
(Related: Mother, Cause, Certainty, Quiet, Uncertainty)

"Sometimes it was so quiet, it's frightening. It really prioritizes things."
- Toni Collette
(Related: Quiet)

"In school I was pretty quiet. Kinda shy until my junior year. But at home I was a freak."
- Dane Cook
(Related: Home, Pretty, Quiet, School)

"Touch us gently, Time! Let us glide adown thy stream, Gently, - as we sometimes glide Through a quiet dream!"
- Barry Cornwall
(Related: Quiet)

"Parents are not interested in justice, they're interested in peace and quiet."
- Bill Cosby
(Related: Peace, Justice, Parents, Quiet)

"The truth is that parents are not really interested in justice. They just want quiet."
- Bill Cosby
(Related: Truth, Justice, Parents, Quiet, Want)

"But I try to steal other moments. Sometimes I get up very early in the morning and enjoy a quiet house and cup of tea before the craziness begins. Other times, I'll take a quick walk on the beach. You can find peace in a few minutes."
- Cindy Crawford
(Related: Peace, Beach, Moments, Quick, Quiet, Tea)

"I've got time, I hope, to make lots of quiet records. So quiet you won't be able to hear them."
- Evan Dando
(Related: Time, Hope, Quiet)

"I think I went through everything anyone who had a long career needed. I needed quiet. I needed to raise my children."
- Ron Darling
(Related: Career, Children, Quiet)

"Authors like cats because they are such quiet, lovable, wise creatures, and cats like authors for the same reasons."
- Robertson Davies
(Related: Cats, Quiet)

"Don't Cry Daddy is a pretty sad song. He got to the end of it and it was just real quiet and Elvis says, I'm gonna cut that someday for my daddy. And, by God, he did. He lived up to his word."
- Mac Davis
(Related: God, End, Pretty, Quiet, Song, Word)

"My father started growing very quiet as Alzheimer's started claiming more of him. The early stages of Alzheimer's are the hardest because that person is aware that they're losing awareness. And I think that that's why my father started growing more and more quiet."
- Patti Davis
(Related: Father, Awareness, Losing, Quiet)

"Silence, exile, cunning and so on... it's my nature to keep quiet about most things. Even the ideas in my work."
- Don DeLillo
(Related: Nature, Work, Ideas, Cunning, Quiet, Silence)

"Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!"
- Charles Dickens
(Related: Childhood, Christmas, Man, Old, Quiet, Youth)

"Well, it's a nice quiet time for Iron Maiden, and I'll be releasing a new solo album next year, so this is a really good time for the managing out my solo career, which is quite well."
- Bruce Dickinson
(Related: Time, Career, Quiet)

"We have been through this is biennial convulsion four or five different times over the past 10 or 12 years, and now it appears that we are going through this quiet agony all over again."
- Everett Dirksen
(Related: Now, Past, Quiet, Years)

"As states subsist in part by keeping their weaknesses from being known, so is it the quiet of families to have their chancery and their parliament within doors, and to compose and determine all emergent differences there."
- John Donne
(Related: Being, Parliament, Quiet, states)

"We who have the final word can speak softly or angrily. We can seek to challenge and annoy, as we need not stay docile and quiet."
- William O. Douglas
(Related: Challenge, Quiet, Word)

"Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them."
- Frederick Douglass
(Related: People, Injustice, Measure, Will, Wrong)

"In some movies you feel like you're a very small part of a huge machine. Whereas in the theater you can have a very small part, but you can still feel the weight and the gravity of it. Given the nature of theater, it's a more concentrated and quiet experience."
- Minnie Driver
(Related: Experience, Movies, Nature, Gravity, Machine, Quiet, Theater, Weight)

"Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action."
- Peter Drucker
(Related: Action, Quiet, Reflection, Will)

"I talk too quiet, and I have to yell on stage."
- Clea Duvall
(Related: Quiet, Talk)

"Learn to be quiet enough to hear the genuine within yourself so that you can hear it in others."
- Marian Wright Edelman
(Related: Quiet)

"Personally, I have nothing against work, particularly when performed, quietly and unobtrusively, by someone else. I just don't happen to think it's an appropriate subject for an "ethic.""
- Barbara Ehrenreich
(Related: Work, Nothing)

"The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Life, Mind, Quiet, Solitude)

"Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers."
- Charles W. Eliot
(Related: Books, Friends, Teachers)

"Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers."
- Charles William Eliot
(Related: Books, Friends, Teachers)

"I suppose that Heartland, Unknown Soldier and Pride and Joy represent not a quieter side but more of a serious side to my work, something I've been getting into recently."
- Garth Ennis
(Related: Work, Joy, Pride)

"The way of architecture is the quiet voice that underlies it and has guided it from the beginning."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: Architecture, Beginning, Quiet, Voice)

"The good and the wise lead quiet lives."
- Euripides
(Related: Quiet)

"The important thing is to know how to take all things quietly."
- Michael Faraday
"When I left Europe in 1987 I did so with the thought that my relevance as a composition teacher would benefit from a certain cool distance to certain tendencies I had been observing for several years with increasing disquiet."
- Brian Ferneyhough
(Related: Thought, Europe, Years)

"But I do like to have peace and quiet for a good hour."
- Bryan Ferry
(Related: Peace, Quiet)

"In cities no one is quiet but many are lonely; in the country, people are quiet but few are lonely."
- Geoffrey Fisher
(Related: People, Cities, Country, Lonely, Quiet)

"The only way to quieten me is to invite me to a tennis match."
- John Forsythe
(Related: Tennis)

"Nature generally struggles against this treatment for a while, until her powers seem in a great measure exhausted, when she quietly yields to the power of the art."
- Robert Fortune
(Related: Art, Nature, Power, Measure, Treatment)

"The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be."
- Anne Frank
(Related: Nature, God, Lonely, Quiet)

"Leaders come in many forms, with many styles and diverse qualities. There are quiet leaders and leaders one can hear in the next county. Some find strength in eloquence, some in judgment, some in courage."
- John W. Gardner
(Related: Courage, Strength, Eloquence, Judgment, Leaders, Quiet)

"The show originally started out as a ten hour mini-series. We shot two hours and then were excused for a while, for no apparent reason. Things went very quiet for a time and then a few months later we were called back and told that it was going to be a full season."
- Gil Gerard
(Related: Time, Months, Quiet, Reason)

"It was so quiet that morning in Paris that the heels of my two companions and myself were loud on the deserted pavements. It was a city of shuttered shops, and barred windows, and deserted avenues."
- Philip Gibbs
(Related: Deserted, Paris, Quiet, Shops, Windows)

"They make Spy Kids, they make Scream, they make A Scary Movie. This doesn't do that, so it could be a very bad marriage. I'm trying to keep this potential nightmare quiet because we're just finishing editing."
- Terry Gilliam
(Related: Marriage, Kids, Potential, Quiet, Trying)

"Talent develops in quiet places, character in the full current of human life."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Life, Talent, Character, Quiet)

"You know, the men go to tea houses with the expectation that they will have a nice quiet evening and not read about it the next morning in the newspaper."
- Arthur Golden
(Related: Men, Evening, Expectation, Houses, Quiet, Tea, Will)

"I like the variety. But basically my choice of films is a small intimate film. Quiet film, no action, just people in relationships. That's what I like the most."
- Jerry Goldsmith
(Related: People, Action, Choice, Film, Quiet, Relationships, Variety)

"I enjoy working in a quiet and subversive way."
- Andy Goldsworthy
(Related: Quiet)

"The parts for women, you're either like the quietly suffering wife or the wild girl."
- Lauren Graham
(Related: Women, Wife, Suffering)

"The courtroom is a quiet place, Judge Roberts, where you park your political ideology, and you call the balls and you call the strikes."
- Lindsey Graham
(Related: Ideology, Quiet)

"So give me a turbulent world as opposed to a quiet world and I'll take the turbulent one."
- Andy Grove
(Related: Quiet, World)

"I kept quiet for eight years. I did not want to hurt the church."
- Jessica Hahn
(Related: Church, Hurt, Quiet, Want, Years)

"Never, for the sake of peace and quiet, deny your own experience or convictions."
- Dag Hammarskjold
(Related: Experience, Peace, Quiet)

"Never for the sake of peace and quiet deny your convictions."
- Dag Hammarskjold
(Related: Peace, Quiet)

"If only I may grow: firmer, simpler, quieter, warmer."
- Dag Hammarskjold
(Related: May)

"My favorite traditional Christmas movie that I like to watch is All Quiet on the Western Front. It's just not December without that movie in my house."
- Tom Hanks
(Related: Christmas, December, Favorite, Quiet)

"Art, after all, is traditionally displayed against vacancies: paintings on dun walls, sculptures in empty spaces, music in quiet halls."
- John Hart
(Related: Music, Art, Quiet)

"I'm quiet, and I don't enjoy watching horror flicks, so am I like Zeke? No way."
- Josh Hartnett
(Related: Horror, Quiet)

"Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you."
- Nathaniel Hawthorne
(Related: Happiness, May, Will)

"We had people of all backgrounds coming together - all races, all creeds, all colors, all status in life. And coming together there was a kind of quiet dignity and a kind of sense of caring and a feeling of joint responsibility."
- Dorothy Height
(Related: Life, People, Caring, Colors, Dignity, Feeling, Quiet, Responsibility, Sense)

"Finding some quiet time in your life, I think, is hugely important."
- Mariel Hemingway
(Related: Time, Life, Quiet)

"For me, first, it's finding quiet in my life - and I do that through yoga and meditation. It's also been a matter of changing the way I eat, because I think what we eat can inform who we are; food is a chemical and a drug to a certain extent."
- Mariel Hemingway
(Related: Food, Life, First, Meditation, Quiet, Yoga)

"Therefore, let us not despair, but instead, survey the position, consider carefully the action we must take, and then address ourselves to our common task in a mood of sober resolution and quiet confidence, without haste and without pause."
- Arthur Henderson
(Related: Action, Confidence, Despair, Haste, Quiet, Resolution)

"They can't find my house now because I keep it very quiet where I live."
- James Herriot
(Related: Now, Quiet)

"It was still quiet in the house, and not a sound was heard from outside, either. Were it not for this silence, my reverie would probably have been disrupted by reminders of daily duties, of getting up and going to school."
- Herman Hesse
(Related: Quiet, Reverie, School, Silence, Sound)

"I guess my idea of a good audience is one that's quiet and listens, but also that's alive: they respond, they're getting the jokes, they're with me. And that' s been happening."
- Dan Hicks
(Related: Idea, Jokes, Quiet)

"I prefer to live in the country where it's quiet. Woody Allen movies there are dubbed into Italian."
- Patricia Highsmith
(Related: Movies, Country, Quiet)

"People are never quiet. It's go, go, go. I'm a go-getter, but you need rest and silence, just to sit around and think about things."
- Dana Hill
(Related: People, Quiet, Rest, Silence)

"Wise men, when in doubt whether to speak or to keep quiet, give themselves the benefit of the doubt, and remain silent."
- Napoleon Hill
(Related: Men, Doubt, Quiet)

"I stopped working a few years ago because I just lost a spark that I'd had before. I thought I'd just try writing, and maybe start directing, but I did it very quietly."
- Dustin Hoffman
(Related: Thought, Writing, Years)

"They weren't interested in entertainment. They were tough. I learned one trick, which was to be quieter than they were until they had to look at you. It took a lot of agressiveness."
- Judy Holliday
(Related: Entertainment)

"I thought about how we need to make children feel that there are times in their lives when they need to be alone and quiet and to be able to accept their aloneness."
- Bell Hooks
(Related: Thought, Children, Quiet)

"People were talking while I was playing, so I got up and left the stage. I've gotten to the point where I'm not really very patient with patrons rapping during the show. And the people were all nice and quiet when I cam back."
- Bruce Hornsby
(Related: People, Quiet, Talking)

"The thing about democracy, beloveds, is that it is not neat, orderly, or quiet. It requires a certain relish for confusion."
- Molly Ivins
(Related: Confusion, Democracy, Quiet)

"When friends and lovers die and your world gets quieter; that's when the silence comes closer; that's when next isn't the least bit theoretical or abstract."
- Bruce Jackson
(Related: Friends, Lovers, Silence, World)

"We remained in Texas leading a quiet home life until 1889."
- Calamity Jane
(Related: Home, Life, Leading, Quiet)

"Reason is like an open secret that can become known to anyone at any time; it is the quiet space into which everyone can enter through his own thought."
- Karl Jaspers
(Related: Time, Thought, Open, Quiet, Reason, Space)

"Musicians want to be the loud voice for so many quiet hearts."
- Billy Joel
(Related: Musicians, Quiet, Voice, Want)

"There are still traces of discrimination against race and gender, but it's a lot different than when I started out. It just comes quietly, slowly, sometimes so quietly that you don't realize it until you start looking back."
- Eddie Bernice Johnson
(Related: Discrimination, Gender, Race)

"I own property in a quiet little town of Pennsylvania."
- Davy Jones
(Related: Property, Quiet)

"Prayer is commission. Out of the quietness with God, power is generated that turns the spiritual machinery of the world. When you pray, you begin to feel the sense of being sent, that the divine compulsion is upon you."
- E. Stanley Jones
(Related: Power, God, Being, Prayer, Sense, Spiritual, World)

"Texas is OK if you want to settle down and do your own thing quietly, but it's not for outrageous people, and I was always outrageous."
- Janis Joplin
(Related: People, Want)

"It required a strong heart to stand up against such talk, but I urged my people to be quiet and not to begin a war."
- Chief Joseph
(Related: War, People, Heart, Quiet, Talk)

"For a short time we lived quietly. But this could not last. White men had found gold in the mountains around the land of winding water."
- Chief Joseph
(Related: Men, Time, Gold, Land, Mountains, Water)

"No pen, no ink, no table, no room, no time, no quiet, no inclination."
- James Joyce
(Related: Time, Pen, Quiet)

"You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet."
- Franz Kafka
(Related: Choice, Ecstasy, Feet, Quiet, Will, World)

"You kept quiet... When these victims wanted your help to survive, you kept quiet."
- Paul Kagame
(Related: Help, Quiet, Victims)

"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
(Related: Experience, Success, Soul, Character, Ambition, Quiet, Suffering)

"Oh, how great peace and quietness would he possess who should cut off all vain anxiety and place all his confidence in God."
- Thomas Kempis
(Related: Peace, God, Anxiety, Confidence)

"Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Peace, Building, Old, Opinions)

"But we want peace, I would move all my people down this way. I could then keep them all quietly near camp."
- Black Kettle
(Related: Peace, People, Want)

"The Phil Spector that I would meet has always been a nice, quiet, little guy who's very serious about his work; obviously you can tell that because each and everything he's ever done has always been charted."
- Ben E. King
(Related: Work, Quiet)

"Peter remained very quiet and shy, but when he spoke it made sense."
- Jonathan King
(Related: Quiet, Sense)

"I was just a quiet kid, really. I wasn't the class clown at all."
- Greg Kinnear
(Related: Class, Quiet)

"The fastest way to succeed is to look as if you're playing by somebody else's rules, while quietly playing by your own."
- Michael Korda
(Related: Rules, Succeed)

"Everybody should have his personal sounds to listen for - sounds that will make him exhilarated and alive or quiet and calm."
- Andre Kostelanetz
(Related: Quiet, Will)

"With Jackson there was quiet solitude. Just to sit and look at the landscape. An inner quietness. After dinner, to sit on the back porch and look at the light. No need for talking. For any kind of communication."
- Lee Krasner
(Related: Communication, Light, Quiet, Solitude, Talking)

"There are a lot of people who are doing wonderful things, quietly, with no motive of greed, or hostility toward other people, or delusions of superiority."
- Charles Kuralt
(Related: People, Superiority, Greed, Motive)

"Love is 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
(Related: Friendship, Love, Confidence, Fire, Loyalty, Perfection, Quiet, Sharing, Understanding)

"My agent tells me I am drawing the largest salary ever paid in the halls of England. Wonderful, isn't it? for a quiet, rural gardener like myself."
- Lillie Langtry
(Related: England, Quiet)

"Sometimes opportunity knocks, but most of the time it sneaks up and then quietly steals away."
- Doug Larson
(Related: Time, Opportunity)

"I was a quiet teenager, introverted, full of angst."
- Nigella Lawson
(Related: Quiet)

"I don't know what impression you might have of the way I live. I live in a quiet place. I do not live as a hermit, though other people would prefer it if I did."
- Daniel Day Lewis
(Related: People, Impression, Quiet)

"I find it easier to work when it's quiet."
- Daniel Day Lewis
(Related: Work, Quiet)

"I don't like money actually, but it quiets the nerves."
- Joe E. Lewis
(Related: Money, Nerves)

"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: Act, Difficulty, Past, Present, Quiet)

"Arranging a bowl of flowers in the morning can give a sense of quiet in a crowded day - like writing a poem or saying a prayer."
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh
(Related: Day, Flowers, Prayer, Quiet, Saying, Sense, Writing)

"There are men - now in power in this country - who do not respect dissent, who cannot cope with turmoil, and who believe that the people of America are ready to support repression as long as it is done with a quiet voice and a business suit."
- John Lindsay
(Related: Business, Men, Power, People, America, Country, Dissent, Now, Quiet, Repression, Respect, Support, Voice)

"Remember the quiet wonders. The world has more need of them than it has for warriors."
- Charles de Lint
(Related: Quiet, Wonders, World)

"Working on the Samurai sword is very different because your body position has to be very still. It's a much quieter was of fighting."
- Lucy Liu
(Related: Body, Fighting)

"Off camera, I am not so quiet, I have a fun time, relaxed."
- LaToya London
(Related: Time, Fun, Quiet)

"My gayness became quietly accepted and, shock of all shocks, life went on."
- Lance Loud
(Related: Life)

"I don't like money, actually, but it quiets my nerves."
- Joe Louis
(Related: Money, Nerves)

"I sometimes suspect that half our difficulties are imaginary and that if we kept quiet about them they would disappear."
- Robert Lynd
(Related: Difficulties, Quiet)

"I want to be a person who makes a quiet difference."
- Ali MacGraw
(Related: Difference, Quiet, Want)

"I want to live quietly."
- Mary MacLane
(Related: Want)

"A consensus politician is someone who does something that he doesn't believe is right because it keeps people quiet when he does it."
- John Major
(Related: People, Quiet, Right)

"In reading, a lonely quiet concert is given to our minds; all our mental faculties will be present in this symphonic exaltation."
- Stephane Mallarme
(Related: Lonely, Present, Quiet, Reading, Will)

"There's just no quiet in Vegas."
- Barry Manilow
(Related: Quiet)

"When was the last time you spent a quiet moment just doing nothing - just sitting and looking at the sea, or watching the wind blowing the tree limbs, or waves rippling on a pond, a flickering candle or children playing in the park?"
- Ralph Marston
(Related: Time, Children, Nothing, Quiet, Sea, Wind)

"Whenever I'm on my computer, I don't type 'lol'. I type 'lqtm' - laugh quietly to myself. It's more honest."
- Demetri Martin
(Related: Computer)

"Parents should conduct their arguments in quiet, respectful tones, but in a foreign language. You'd be surprised what an inducement that is to the education of children."
- Judith Martin
(Related: Education, Arguments, Children, Language, Parents, Quiet)

"So I had to just kind of go back to the hotel, take a shower, sit quiet, dig down deep, warm up, and allow myself to move into some kind of zone. And then I remembered that a lot of my favorite musical moments are not about perfection."
- Kathy Mattea
(Related: Deep, Favorite, Moments, Perfection, Quiet, Zone)

"For which reason I would exhort you to pay all due Regard to the government over us; to the KING and all in authority; and to lead a quiet and peaceable life."
- Jonathan Mayhew
(Related: Government, Life, Authority, Quiet, Reason)

"All quiet along the Potomac."
- George B. McClellan
(Related: Quiet)

"I like a very dark house, just black. I sit there and just think. Once I'm still and quiet inside, I'll begin. It's very personal; it has to be. One song may be Bach, the next blues, a song from TV, or a nursery rhyme or jazz piece."
- Bobby McFerrin
(Related: Jazz, May, Quiet, Song)

"Bibles are strong entrenchments. Where they abound, men cannot pursue wicked courses, and at the same time enjoy quiet conscience."
- James McHenry
(Related: Men, Time, Conscience, Quiet)

"Sometimes we drop in and do an acoustic set somewhere, and that's really fun to take all these insanely loud songs, and to do them quiet. It's really a sight to see... or to hear!"
- Michael McKean
(Related: Fun, Quiet, Sight, Songs)

"I've heard myself referred to as a quiet superstar, and I don't quite know what that means."
- Sarah McLachlan
(Related: Quiet)

"I'm not a media darling. I'm not on the cover of all these magazines. I just quietly do my thing."
- Sarah McLachlan
(Related: Media)

"The business of the advertiser is to see that we go about our business with some magic spell or tune or slogan throbbing quietly in the background of our minds."
- Marshall McLuhan
(Related: Business, Magic)

"Boy, I'm just quietly doing my thing, and I hope they'll look around and get my record out."
- Marian McPartland
(Related: Hope)

"Steve is very quiet, even shy. I am very gregarious. So, opposites."
- Jayne Meadows
(Related: Opposites, Quiet)

"Just remaining quietly in the presence of God, listening to Him, being attentive to Him, requires a lot of courage and know-how."
- Thomas Merton
(Related: God, Courage, Being, Listening)

"Anything for a quiet life."
- Thomas Middleton
(Related: Life, Quiet)

"Are you going to come quietly, or do I have to use earplugs?"
- Spike Milligan
"I was never a big guy in pubs. I was never the main kind of aggressor or anything like that, but I found myself in trouble because I always had a mouth that would come back with something, and there was just never anyone who could make me be quiet."
- Dominic Monaghan
(Related: Quiet, Trouble)

"Film spectators are quiet vampires."
- Jim Morrison
(Related: Film, Quiet)

"When we lose our liberties, it does not happen in one dramatic moment, but gradually and quietly."
- John E. Moss
"Take a course in good water and air; and in the eternal youth of Nature you may renew your own. Go quietly, alone; no harm will befall you."
- John Muir
(Related: Nature, Harm, May, Water, Will, Youth)

"Every man needs two women: a quiet home-maker, and a thrilling nymph."
- Iris Murdoch
(Related: Home, Man, Needs, Quiet)

"If I feel strongly, I say it. I know I can do more good by being vocal than by staying quiet. I'd have a whole lot more money if I lied, but I wouldn't enjoy spending it."
- Martina Navratilova
(Related: Money, Being, Quiet)

"The person who runs away exposes himself to that very danger more than a person who sits quietly."
- Jawaharlal Nehru
(Related: Danger)

"I love that quiet time when nobody's up and the animals are all happy to see me."
- Olivia Newton-John
(Related: Love, Time, Animals, Quiet)

"I do believe that most men live lives of quiet desperation. For despair, optimism is the only practical solution. Hope is practical. Because eliminate that and it's pretty scary. Hope at least gives you the option of living."
- Harry Nilsson
(Related: Men, Hope, Optimism, Despair, Desperation, Living, Pretty, Quiet, Solution)

"We cannot learn from one another until we stop shouting at one another - until we speak quietly enough so that our words can be heard as well as our voices."
- Richard M. Nixon
(Related: Words)

"I live out in the country now and it's quiet and it's a place where I can think a lot."
- Krist Novoselic
(Related: Country, Now, Quiet)

"Money does not make you happy but it quiets the nerves."
- Sean O'Casey
(Related: Money, Nerves)

"One night some short weeks ago, for the first time in her not always happy life, Marilyn Monroe's soul sat down alone to a quiet supper from which it did not rise."
- Clifford Odets
(Related: Time, Life, Soul, First, Night, Quiet)

"It was all so far away - there was quiet and an untouched feel to the country and I could work as I pleased."
- Georgia O'Keeffe
(Related: Work, Country, Quiet)

"I write music just for me. I'm certainly not good enough to do it on any kind of a level but I enjoy that time because it's quiet."
- Alex O'Loughlin
(Related: Music, Time, Quiet)

"Happiness is the harvest of a quiet eye."
- Austin O'Malley
(Related: Happiness, Eye, Harvest, Quiet)

"A very quiet and tasteful way to be famous is to have a famous relative. Then you can not only be nothing, you can do nothing too."
- P. J. O'Rourke
(Related: Famous, Nothing, Quiet)

"The best physicians are Dr. Diet, Dr. Quiet, and Dr. Merryman."
- Daniel D. Palmer
(Related: Diet, Physicians, Quiet)

"In a still hot morning, the tide went out and didn't come back in. This was not a spectacular event. The sea did not roll up like a scroll, like the sky in Revelations. It quietly withdrew."
- Ruth Park
(Related: Sea, Sky)

"All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone."
- Blaise Pascal
(Related: Men, Being, Quiet)

"In my circle of friends, I've always been loud and funny and talkative. But as soon as I step out of that circle, I get very quiet and introspective. I don't want the spotlight on me."
- Rosie Perez
(Related: Funny, Friends, Quiet, Want)

"That's what music is to me. Like, stuff that I really like to play loud. And I've got my quiet CDs, too, that I listen to around the house, but if you can't go there, then... Everyone gets so upset with me, I can't win."
- Liz Phair
(Related: Music, Play, Quiet)

"The nose of a mob is its imagination. By this, at any time, it can be quietly led."
- Edgar Allan Poe
(Related: Imagination, Time, Mob)

"The act of bell ringing is symbolic of all proselytizing religions. It implies the pointless interference with the quiet of other people."
- Ezra Pound
(Related: People, Act, Quiet)

"Yet better for one of my nature to have it that way than to have life a peaceful, placid flow of quiet contentment. I must have days of rushing excitement."
- Dawn Powell
(Related: Life, Nature, Contentment, Excitement, Quiet)

"Cultivate solitude and quiet and a few sincere friends, rather than mob merriment, noise and thousands of nodding acquaintances."
- William Powell
(Related: Friends, Merriment, Mob, Quiet, Solitude)

"Joy is like restless day; but peace divine like quiet night; Lead me, O Lord, till perfect Day shall shine through Peace to Light."
- Adelaide Anne Procter
(Related: Peace, Day, Joy, Light, Night, Quiet)

"Cows are amongst the gentlest of breathing creatures; none show more passionate tenderness to their young when deprived of them; and, in short, I am not ashamed to profess a deep love for these quiet creatures."
- Thomas de Quincey
(Related: Love, Cows, Deep, Quiet, Tenderness)

"For no art and no religion is possible until we make allowances, until we manage to keep quiet the enfant terrible of logic that plays havoc with the other faculties."
- John C. Ransom
(Related: Art, Religion, Logic, Quiet)

"I enjoy spending time at home or going out for a quiet meal in a restaurant."
- Jamie Redknapp
(Related: Home, Time, Quiet)

"Women's virtue is frequently nothing but a regard to their own quiet and a tenderness for their reputation."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Women, Virtue, Nothing, Quiet, Reputation, Tenderness)

"Everybody's talking trash these days, so why not keep quiet?"
- Dennis Rodman
(Related: Quiet, Talking)

"If you were to look back at me as a school kid you'd see a very quiet little church mouse kind of character."
- Johnny Rotten
(Related: Character, Church, Mouse, Quiet, School)

"Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing."
- Arundhati Roy
(Related: Day, Quiet, World)

"In this world without quiet corners, there can be no easy escapes from history, from hullabaloo, from terrible, unquiet fuss."
- Salman Rushdie
(Related: History, Quiet, World)

"Life being very short, and the quiet hours of it few, we ought to waste none of them in reading valueless books."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Life, Being, Books, Quiet, Reading, Waste)

"A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Life, Joy, Quiet)

"It all has to do with the director, the captain of the ship. He sets the pace, the mood. If the director is quiet, the set is quiet. If the director is loud, then everybody has to be louder to be heard."
- Eva Marie Saint
(Related: Quiet)

"Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset."
- Saint Francis de Sales
(Related: Peace, Spirit, World)

"True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice."
- Saint Francis de Sales
(Related: Progress)

"The players never think they project enough. In a hall that seats 3,300 people, it's a very scary thing to play so quietly that you can barely hear yourself."
- Esa-Pekka Salonen
(Related: People, Play, Project)

"A quiet impression could be a personal instruction from the Lord. It is personal and private. It comes from the Lord. Why is it important to keep sacred writings private? Because then He will give us more."
- Richard G. Scott
(Related: Impression, Quiet, Will)

"In quiet moments when you think about it, you recognize what is critically important in life and what isn't. Be wise and don't let good things crowd out those that are essential."
- Richard G. Scott
(Related: Life, Moments, Quiet)

"Age puzzles me. I thought it was a quiet time. My seventies were interesting and fairly serene, but my eighties are passionate. I grow more intense as I age."
- Florida Scott-Maxwell
(Related: Age, Time, Thought, Quiet)

"True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked."
- Erich Segal
(Related: Love, Bells)

"A king is a thing men have made for their own sakes, for quietness sake. Just as in a family one man is appointed to buy the meat."
- John Selden
(Related: Family, Men, Man)

"It's the steady, quiet, plodding ones who win in the lifelong race."
- Robert Service
(Related: Quiet, Race)

"You'll never have a quiet world till you knock the patriotism out of the human race."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Patriotism, Quiet, Race, World)

"My first two records were more energetic; Phantom Moon is subtle, quiet; so these various reactions are just something I expected."
- Duncan Sheik
(Related: First, Moon, Quiet)

"My voice had a long, nonstop career. It deserves to be put to bed with quiet and dignity, not yanked out every once in a while to see if it can still do what it used to do. It can't."
- Beverly Sills
(Related: Bed, Career, Dignity, Quiet, Voice)

"I've gone through the village of my songwriting and my artistry, and I've gone through lots of different phases, including one where it has been very quiet and abandoned me for a few years."
- Carly Simon
(Related: Quiet, Years)

"You want to be a writer, don't know how or when? Find a quiet place, use a humble pen."
- Paul Simon
(Related: Pen, Quiet, Want, Writer)

"At the moment you are no longer an observing, reflecting being; you have ceased to be aware of yourself; you exist only in that quiet, steady thrill that is so unlike any excitement that you have ever known."
- May Sinclair
(Related: Being, Excitement, Quiet)

"I was a shy, quiet kid. I was happiest playing by myself with my toys, rather than hanging around people."
- Christian Slater
(Related: People, Quiet)

"Lives are changed by a moment's listening to conscience, by a single and quiet inclination of the mind."
- George A. Smith
(Related: Conscience, Listening, Mind, Quiet)

"Do not underestimate the determination of a quiet man."
- Iain Duncan Smith
(Related: Determination, Man, Quiet)

"Some of the most powerful times are when we're quiet."
- Michael W. Smith
(Related: Quiet)

"It makes no sense to pack an auditorium with 5,000 people and then tell them to keep quiet."
- Tony Snow
(Related: People, Quiet, Sense)

"I was one of those dark, quiet kids that wrote poetry."
- Rick Springfield
(Related: Poetry, Kids, Quiet)

"Kurt and I weren't the closest of friends, but I knew him well enough to be devastated by his death. For such a quiet person, he was so excited about having a child."
- Layne Staley
(Related: Death, Friends, Quiet)

"In a very alert and bright state of society people learn co-operation by themselves, but in older and quieter conditions of laboring enterprise, such a bill as I propose will point out the way to mutual exertion."
- Leland Stanford
(Related: Society, People, State, Will)

"God's voice is still and quiet and easily buried under an avalanche of clamour."
- Charles Stanley
(Related: God, Quiet, Voice)

"If we are strong, and have faith in life and its richness of surprises, and hold the rudder steadily in our hands. I am sure we will sail into quiet and pleasent waters for our old age."
- Freya Stark
(Related: Age, Faith, Life, Old, Quiet, Richness, Surprises, Will)

"There were butterflies, otherwise, you're not really ready to play. The locker room, I remember, was quiet and we were very focused on playing that game."
- John Starks
(Related: Butterflies, Play, Quiet)

"Courtship consists in a number of quiet attentions, not so pointed as to alarm, nor so vague as not to be understood."
- Laurence Sterne
(Related: Courtship, Quiet)

"Your days are short here; this is the last of your springs. And now in the serenity and quiet of this lovely place, touch the depths of truth, feel the hem of Heaven. You will go away with old, good friends. And don't forget when you leave why you came."
- Adlai E. Stevenson
(Related: Truth, Forget, Friends, Heaven, Now, Old, Quiet, Serenity, Will)

"In quiet places, reason abounds."
- Adlai E. Stevenson
(Related: Quiet, Reason)

"I'm not really quiet or shy. Ask any of my friends! But I always ground my poetry in life itself. Poetry is an art of language, though, so I am always aware of every word's meaning, or multiple meanings."
- Anne Stevenson
(Related: Art, Life, Poetry, Language, Meaning, Quiet, Word)

"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
(Related: Fortune, Misfortune, Quiet)

"There is a fellowship more quiet even than solitude, and which, rightly understood, is solitude made perfect."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
(Related: Quiet, Solitude)

"Give us grace and strength to forbear and to persevere. Give us courage and gaiety and the quiet mind, spare to us our friends, soften to us our enemies."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
(Related: Courage, Strength, Enemies, Friends, Grace, Mind, Quiet)

"The quiet rhythmic monotone of the wall of logs fills one with the rustic peace of a secluded nook in the woods."
- Gustav Stickley
(Related: Peace, Quiet)

"But being quiet and meditating on sound is something completely different and will be discovered very soon by a lot of people who feel that the visual world doesn't reach their soul anymore."
- Karlheinz Stockhausen
(Related: Soul, People, Being, Quiet, Sound, Will, World)

"He also didn't like a lock of my hair and said that he couldn't get into the moment without the hair being just right. I quietly knew that he was anxious and that the hairdo wasn't the real issue. But we all let it go and came back to the scene sometime later."
- Madeleine Stowe
(Related: Being, Hair, Right)

"I phoned Joe Roth, who was head of the studio at the time, and told him how beautiful the film was, and that I was fully ready to support it, that Michael's work was wonderful and I imagined that Daniel would feel the same. He listened quietly and read between the lines."
- Madeleine Stowe
(Related: Work, Time, Film, Support)

"The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman."
- Jonathan Swift
(Related: Diet, Doctors, Quiet, World)

"There is no language like the Irish for soothing and quieting."
- John Millington Synge
(Related: Irish, Language)

"I live quietly at home among my family and friends."
- Antonio Tabucchi
(Related: Family, Home, Friends)

"It is a process of discovery. It's being quiet enough and undisturbed enough for a period of time so that the songs can begin to sort of peek out, and you begin to have emotional experiences in a musical way."
- James Taylor
(Related: Time, Being, Discovery, Quiet, Songs)

"We need quiet time to examine our lives openly and honestly - spending quiet time alone gives your mind an opportunity to renew itself and create order."
- Susan Taylor
(Related: Time, Opportunity, Mind, Order, Quiet)

"When all is done, human life is, at the greatest and the best, but like a froward child, that must be played with and humored a little to keep it quiet till it falls asleep, and then the care is over."
- William Temple
(Related: Life, Care, Quiet)

"Peace has to be created, in order to be maintained. It will never be achieved by passivity and quietism."
- Dorothy Thompson
(Related: Peace, Order, Will)

"Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Men, Desperation, Grave, Quiet, Song)

"The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Men, Desperation, Quiet)

"If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Disappointment, Quiet, Will)

"Forbearance is the root of quietness and assurance forever."
- Ieyasu Tokugawa
"I have a quiet and an artistic side that many people don't know of."
- Kiana Tom
(Related: People, Quiet)

"I didn't really have an act per se - a theatrical performance, as opposed to just: here I am, folks, and you're all supposed to be dead quiet while I sing eight or nine songs, then get off the stage."
- Mel Torme
(Related: Performance, Act, Quiet, Songs)

"I think there is a very quiet power in things that are not on screen."
- Guillermo del Toro
(Related: Power, Quiet)

"I'm actually a very quiet person off the golf course. I talk 150 miles per hour when I'm at the course, but when in private I very seldom ever open my mouth."
- Lee Trevino
(Related: Golf, Open, Quiet, Talk)

"Levi is one of the best authors I've ever read. It's hard not to have an immediate personal response to his work. He has such a quiet tone."
- John Turturro
(Related: Work, Quiet)

"I have commenced my auspicious reign and am in quiet possession of the Presidential Mansion... this winter I intend to do something in the way of entertaining that shall be the admiration and talk of all Washington world."
- Julia Gardiner Tyler
(Related: Admiration, Possession, Quiet, Talk, Washington, Winter, World)

"One girl was helped from my appearance on the show, and I swore I would not keep quiet again. When you talk about things that are embarrassing or devastating, obviously you can help people when you do."
- Hunter Tylo
(Related: People, Appearance, Help, Quiet, Talk)

"Mr. Arthur Ashe, he was good. I read some of his books. He knew about everything, but he was real quiet and didn't talk much. I never met him."
- Mike Tyson
(Related: Books, Quiet, Talk)

"I learned that you should feel when writing, not like Lord Byron on a mountain top, but like child stringing beads in kindergarten, - happy, absorbed and quietly putting one bead on after another."
- Brenda Ueland
(Related: Writing)

"God is much in the difficult home problems as in the times of quiet and prayer."
- Evelyn Underhill
(Related: Home, God, Prayer, Problems, Quiet)

"Try to arrange things so that you can have a reasonable bit of quiet every day."
- Evelyn Underhill
(Related: Day, Quiet)

"I've always been a pretty private, quiet kind of person and so I haven't had to change my life really at all, I don't think."
- Keith Urban
(Related: Change, Life, Pretty, Quiet)

"Sometimes we look for those thunderous things to happen in our life for our lives to change or go in the other direction. We seek the miracle. We seek the parting of the seas, the moving of the mountains. But no, it's a quiet thing. At least for me it was."
- Ben Vereen
(Related: Change, Life, Direction, Mountains, Parting, Quiet)

"Great events make me quiet and calm; it is only trifles that irritate my nerves."
- Queen Victoria
(Related: Events, Nerves, Quiet, Trifles)

"I live sort of in the country and I like that. It's very quiet, it's beautiful."
- Christopher Walken
(Related: Country, Quiet)

"The quietly pacifist peaceful always die to make room for men who shout."
- Alice Walker
(Related: Men)

"The seas are quiet when the winds give o'er; So calm are we when passions are no more!"
- Edmund Waller
(Related: Quiet)

"God never did make a more calm, quiet, innocent recreation than angling."
- Izaak Walton
(Related: God, Quiet, Recreation)

"When you know something in your heart, you better not be quiet about it. You better speak out about it."
- Zach Wamp
(Related: Heart, Quiet)

"Before this distinguished assembly and the world, the bells today proclaim the joyous tidings of the completion of this quietly soaring tower."
- Earl Warren
(Related: Bells, Completion, Today, World)

"I've learned to try to sustain myself by holding on to the integrity of who I am. I'm not talking big diva. I'm quiet. I'm shy. And I became stronger when I stopped trying to be the person they wanted me to be."
- Crystal Waters
(Related: Integrity, Quiet, Talking, Trying)

"I've got to start listening to those quiet, nagging doubts."
- Bill Watterson
(Related: Listening, Nagging, Quiet)

"But I'll tell you what hermits realize. If you go off into a far, far forest and get very quiet, you'll come to understand that you're connected with everything."
- Alan Watts
(Related: Quiet)

"I'm real excited. I'm so blessed to have so much peace and joy inside. I just can't keep quiet about it."
- Brian Welch
(Related: Peace, Joy, Quiet)

"I'd do the same things, but I'd be a little more quiet."
- Jack Whittaker
(Related: Quiet)

"I owe the public a good performance, the best I can give. We really bust our chops on 'CHiPs' but when I go home and get a weekend off, I want to spend it quietly, with my lady."
- Larry Wilcox
(Related: Home, Performance, Lady, Public, Want, Weekend)

"Receiving far less attention are the working class heroes, who go about their solitary work routines with quiet dignity, come home from another grueling day, yet still find time to interact with their children."
- Armstrong Williams
(Related: Home, Time, Work, Attention, Children, Class, Day, Dignity, Heroes, Quiet)

"In the laughing times we know that we are lucky, and in the quiet times we know that we are blessed. And we will not be alone."
- Dar Williams
(Related: Quiet, Will)

"I got to know Sterling Hayden fairly well. He was a quiet man, who got more complicated as the years went on."
- Marie Windsor
(Related: Man, Quiet, Years)

"I'm a pretty quiet guy, but if people want to think of me as a lady killer, I guess that's good."
- James Woods
(Related: People, Lady, Pretty, Quiet, Want)

"With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony, and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things."
- William Wordsworth
(Related: Life, Power, Deep, Eye, Harmony, Joy, Quiet)

"I enjoy the quiet life."
- Martin Yan
(Related: Life, Quiet)

"First and foremost, The Quiet Invasion is a first contact story. What would we do if we actually found evidence of alien life out there? It's also about politics."
- Sarah Zettel
(Related: Life, Politics, First, Quiet)

"So, one of the things I was doing with the aliens in The Quiet Invasion was creating that advanced society which had ideas about morality and proper use of natural resources that were radically different from ours, as the Europeans were from the American Indians."
- Sarah Zettel
(Related: Society, Morality, Ideas, American, Quiet)