Quotation Explorer - 'Mute'

The contact between beings is established only by mute presence, by apparent non-communication, by that mysterious and wordless exchange which resembles inward prayer. - Emil Cioran
Science and technology multiply around us. To an increasing extent they dictate the languages in which we speak and think. Either we use those languages, or we remain mute. - J.G. Ballard
A mute mentor & blind noviceI grabbed your hand; made me wise..."-Shahzaib - Shahzaib Ansari
The past is only the present become invisible and mute; its memoried glances and its murmurs are infinitely precious. - Mary Webb
Tears are the noble language of eyes, and when true love of words is destitute. The eye by tears speak, while the tongue is mute. - Robert Herrick
Life is as dear to a mute creature as it is to man. Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not die, so do other creatures. - Dalai Lama XIV
Through cruelty force confesses its powerlessness to achieve omnipotence . . . We see weakness dawning at the very height of force. Unable to admit that total destruction is impossible, the conqueror can only reply to the mute defiance of his defenseless adversary with an ever-growing violence. - Rachel Bespaloff
Law stands mute in the midst of arms. - Cicero
When I was from Cupid's passions free, my Muse was mute and wrote no elegy. - Ovid
To me sometimes a mute sky is more expressive than the roaring sea - Munia Khan
Nature is not mute; it is man who is deaf. - Terence McKenna
It rained today. You sat with me. We listened to the pit-patter, felt the cold breeze and got drenched in countless emotions. We didn't say a word to each other. Today, 'words' were mute spectators of our growing love. - Saru Singhal
I'm made mute by the virtue of decisionAnd I choose most of your life goes on without meOh the fear I've knownThat I might reap the praise of strangers and end up on my ownAll I've sown was a songBut maybe I was wrong - Emily Saliers
One of the greatest lessons we can learn in life is how to keep mute when the boiling ring of anger is dropped within us - Ikechukwu Izuakor
Outside, across the putrid moat and under the dark mute trees, I would often lie and dream for hours about what I read in the books; and would longingly picture myself amidst gay crowds in the sunny world beyond the endless forests. - H.P. Lovecraft
Stigma's power lies in silence. The silence that persists when discussion and action should be taking place. The silence one imposes on another for speaking up on a taboo subject, branding them with a label until they are rendered mute or preferably unheard. - M.B. Dallocchio
Discipline must come through liberty. . . . We do not consider an individual disciplined only when he has been rendered as artificially silent as a mute and as immovable as a paralytic. He is an individual annihilated, not disciplined. - Maria Montessori
If a mute kid swears, should his mother wash his hands with soap? - Steven Wright
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