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The 55 Best Quotes About Quiet

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For some of us, there is nothing like slipping away for a quiet moment alone- a moment to sip tea, relax, gaze out the window, and ponder. Quietness calms, rejuvenates, and connects us to our surroundings. It gives us a chance to hear our thoughts.

Here are the best quotes we could find to celebrate the beauty of quiet…

Our greatest experiences are our quiet moments. Nietzsche

The quieter you become, the more you can hear. Baba Ram Dass

Quiet Time

A quiet mind cureth all. Robert Burton

Be quiet, so that life may speak. Leo Babouta

All the fame you should look for in life is to have lived it quietly. Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

Learn to be quiet enough to hear the genuine within yourself so that you can hear it in others. Marian Wright Edelman

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

But the quiet grows and grows. Beautifully and unbearably. Aldous Huxley

We listen too much to the telephone and we listen too little to nature. The wind is one of my sounds. A lonely sound, perhaps, but soothing. Everybody should have his personal sounds to listen for—sounds that will make him exhilarated and alive, or quiet and calm… As a matter of fact, one of the greatest sounds of them all—and to me it is a sound—is utter, complete silence. André Kostelanetz

Alan Watts Quiet Forest

The best cure for the body is a quiet mind. Napoleon Bonaparte

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

In quiet places, reason abounds. Adlai E. Stevenson

I lived in solitude in the country and noticed how the monotony of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind. Albert Einstein

Sitting quietly, doing nothing, spring comes, and the grass grows by itself. Zen Proverb

Only in quiet waters do things mirror themselves un-distorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world. Bertrand Russell

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

Let Quietness Instruct You

The good and the wise lead quiet lives. Euripedes

Too many people seem to believe that silence was a void that needed to be filled, even if nothing important was said. Nicholas Sparks

We love the night and it’s quiet. Fitz-James O’Brien

You are a minute of quiet in a loud shouting world. Gabriel Gadfly

Quiet people have the loudest minds. Stephen King

It’s quiet now. So quiet that you can almost hear other people’s dreams. Gayle Forman

Truth hath a quiet breast. William Shakespeare

Quiet the mind, and the soul will speak. Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati

Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom. Francis Bacon

Never be afraid to sit awhile and think. Lorraine Hansberry

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

Quiet Is Here And In Me

I put my head under my pillow and let the quiet put things where they are supposed to be. Stephen Chbosky

I have often lamented that we cannot close our ears with as much ease as we can our eyes. Richard Steele

There comes a time for everybody when words and reasons can become such a great weariness. Christopher Pike

You are so brave and quiet I forget you are suffering. Ernest Hemingway

If I could define enlightenment briefly, I would say it is, ‘the quiet acceptance of what is.’ Wayne Dyer

Have you ever heard the wonderful silence just before the dawn? Or the quiet and calm just as a storm ends? Or perhaps you know the silence when you haven’t the answer to a question you’ve been asked, or the hush of a country road at night, or the expectant pause of a room full of people when someone is just about to speak, or, most beautiful of all, the moment after the door closes and you’re alone in the whole house? Each one is different, you know, and all very beautiful if you listen carefully. Norton Juster

True silence is the rest of the mind, and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment. William Penn

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

Silence was never written down. Italian Proverb

Happiness is the harvest of a quiet eye. Austin O’Malley

Quietness with thoughtful reflection and relaxation can be empowering. Cynthia Wright

Only those who care about you can hear you when you’re quiet. Jelly Wong

At night, when the objective world has slunk back into its cavern and left dreamers to their own, there come inspirations and capabilities impossible at any less magical and quiet hour. No one knows whether or not he is a writer unless he has tried writing at night. H.P. Lovecraft

The world is too quiet without you nearby. Lemony Snicket

My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence. Edith Sitwell

Silence is the true friend that never betrays. Confucius

Stop Some Place Be Quiet

Sweet are the thoughts that savour of content, The quiet mind is richer than a crown… Robert Greene

The silent man is the best to listen to.

I like it where it gets dark at night, and if you want noise, you have to make it yourself. H. Beam Piper

An inability to stay quiet is one of the most conspicuous failings of mankind. Walter Bagehot

Quiet is turning down the volume knob on life. Khaled Hosseini

If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment. Henry David Thoreau

Here’s to those who love the quiet, but thrive in chaos. Verscon

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