Quotation Explorer - 'Noise'

Master: When a human being asks 'WHO AM I?', the honest answer is eternal silence.Disciple: Do we make noise to feel that silence, Master? - Saurabh Sharma
You make such a noise falling! You scatter all my winter dreams - Kahlil Gibran
I do not understand people who like to make noise; consequently I fear them, and since I fear them, I hate them. - Patricia Highsmith
The amount of noise which anyone can bear undisturbed stands in inverse proportion to his mental capacity. - Arthur Schopenhauer
The streets are silent / The playgrounds are still /The noise has moved elsewhere / Into our homes / Into our hearts / It’s been too long /Children are not where they belong /The streets, the playgrounds and the song /Have been waiting for too long… - Daya Kudari
There is a stillness between us, a period of restlessness that ties my stomachin a hangman’s noose. It is this same lack in noise that lives, there! in thedarkness of the grave, how it frightens me beyond all things. - Nathan Reese Maher
Opportunity always knocks; it depends on whether we perceive it as noise or the music of opportunity. - Harrish Sairaman
Not merely an absence of noise, Real Silence begins when a reasonable being withdraws from the noise in order to find peace and order in his inner sanctuary. - Peter Minard
To refuse awards is another way of accepting them with more noise than is normal. - Peter Ustinov
...if that energy could have been channelled into anything more than noise, waste and pain it would have lighted up Indochina for a thousand years. - Michael Herr
A rude man tells a women to stop talking too much because she is making noise. A polite man will tell this same woman that she looks so beautiful when her lip are closed. Compare and choose one! Speak politely; but be sure you get to where you are going with your words. - Israelmore Ayivor
When the green woods laugh with the voice of joy, And the dimpling stream runs laughing by; When the air does laugh with our merry wit, And the green hill laughs with the noise of it. - George Gordon Byron
True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to pomp and noise; it arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self, and in the next from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions. - Joseph Addison
Just as big cities can deplete you with their noise and crowds and sheer sensory overload, a hospital can exhaust you, as its changing faces and personalities blur and strangers wake you repeatedly. - Diane Ackerman
The only noise now was the rain, pattering softly with the magnificent indifference of nature for the tangled passions of humans. - Sherwood Smith
NOISE, n. A stench in the ear. Undomesticated music. The chief product and authenticating sign of civilization. - Ambrose Bierce
I've always thought that a big laugh is a really loud noise from the soul saying, "Ain't that the truth." - Quincy Jones
She liked noise, she liked people, and she especially liked noisy people. - Rob Sheffield
High above the noise and fear mongering of critics and cynics softly speaks your true self. - Mollie Marti
Water is peaceful. I am at rest. In thewater, I am safe and pulled in where Ican’t get out. Everything slows down—the noise and the racing of my thoughts. - Jennifer Niven
Never believe someone cares for you because of other people's reactions. Sometimes you have to drown out the noise from the crowd, in order to figure out if there is a song playing between the two of you or simply annoying static that you thought was a tune. - Shannon L. Alder
He wondered if somewhere far off, defying the laws of science, Mitch's two screams were still echoing, if those vibrations had traveled into space, if they moved on and on like rays in a light-year. There might be other forms of life who were receiving the noise and trying to interpret the tones. - Jane Hamilton
Sometimes you need to sit lonely on the floor in a quiet room in order to hear your own voice and not let it drown in the noise of others. - Charlotte Eriksson
Noise is democratic; silence, aritocratic - Marty Rubin
I never get writer's block. My secret...I have purring cats in surround sound while I write...best white noise on the planet." R.Rose when asked how she deals with writer's block. - R. Rose
The new music, the bebop and modern jazz, wasn't music to him. It was choppy noise pretending to make music out of traffic jams. - Richard Flanagan
Silence doesn’t mean no activity; it means highly synchronized actions, much like the work of a well-tuned motor. More noise and vibration never assure better engine performance; indeed, quite the opposite. - Love, Life, and Logic
Will You help me hear the song You're singing over all this noise? - Steven Curtis Chapman
I have long held the opinion that the amount of noise that anyone can bear undisturbed stands in inverse proportion to his mental capacity and therefore be regarded as a pretty fair measure of it. - Arthur Schopenhauer
Noise is the most impertinent of all forms of interruption. It is not only an interruption, but is also a disruption of thought. - Arthur Schopenhauer
Ego is a drum and the drum has to make a noise to tell everyone that that it is there! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Silence is a giver; it gives some things to you! Noise is a taker; it takes some things from you! Seek for the silence! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Communications without intelligence is noise; Intelligence without communications is irrelevant.
The locust has no kingJust noise and hard languageThey talk me over - David Eugene Edwards
His eyes made a slow scan of my closet doors, which were cracked. "I thought I heard something.""Yeah, well, guess what? I’m a living, breathing person, and every now and then I make noise! - Becca Fitzpatrick
She didn't say a work, and I gave up trying, because you couldn't hear either one of us over the shattering noise of hearts breaking and the looming shadow of the last word, the one we refused to say. - Kami Garcia
You think that's noise - you ain't heard nuttin' yet!
He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak. - Michel de Montaigne
As we approached each other, the noise and the students around us melted away and we were utterly alone, passing, smiling, holding each other's eyes, floors and walls gone, two people in a universe of space and stars. - Jerry Spinelli
When there is noise and crowds, there is trouble; When everything is silent and perfect, There is just perfection and nothing To fill the air. - Dejan Stojanovic
Real data is messy. ...It's all very noisy out there. Very hard to spot the tune. Like a piano in the next room, it's playing your song, but unfortunately it's out of whack, some of the strings are missing, and the pianist is tone deaf and drunk- I mean, the noise! Impossible! - Tom Stoppard
He who establishes his argument by noise and command, shows that his reason is weak. - Michel de Montaigne
We don not think, in the holy places; we think in bed, afterwards, when the glare, and the the noise, and the confusion are gone, and in fancy we revisit alone, the solemn monuments of the past, and summon the phantom pageants of an age that has passed away. - Mark Twain
Listen to that little voice inside you. Sometimes it can whisper meaningful words of wisdom and make more sense than the deafening noise of opinions and judgements outside. - Roopleen
Noise in the form of words'; that’s what life is about. - Kaoutar Chahbane
Silence is exhilarating at first - as noise is - but there is a sweetness to silence outlasting exhilaration, akin to the sweetness of listening and the velvet of sleep - Edward Hoagland
I have fallen behind time, and am too old to catch it again. Even the noise it makes a long way ahead confuses me. - Chareles Dickens
A faith pure and simple distinguishes itself from superstition as a flame from the smoke and music from noise. - José Rizal
Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.
Usually, we hate the noise but sometimes we feel empty without that noise! - Nikhil Karke
Be focused in what you do and what you say. There is much noise in the world to detrack you. - Moazzam Shaikh
Still, despite all our noise, this universe hinges on a melody, that’s the dismal truth of it. Oh, we can propagandize all we wish, it doesn’t change the fabric of things. This universe was not made for the fallen, only the redeemed. - Geoffrey Wood
Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice."[Stanford University commencement speech, 2005] - Steve Jobs
Accustomed to the veneer of noise, to the shibboleths of promotion, public relations, and market research, society is suspicious of those who value silence.
Meditation is a wonderful way to shout down the outer noise so that you may pay attention to the universal inner message. - Debasish Mridha
When you get right down to it, what we all need is a place to go... A place where we can escape the noise of our lives and just relax.
I could hear my heart beating. I could hear everyone's heart. I could hear the human noise we sat there making, not one of us moving, not even when the room went dark. - Raymond Carver
The real secret to freedom seems to lie in the ability to deal with ambiguity, the capacity to tolerate noise and yet hear within its wild randomizing abandon the possibilities of innovation and transformations. - William Thompson
Sometimes you gotta take a break from all the noise to appreciate the beauty of silence. - Robert Tew
I pray you bear me henceforth from the noise and rumour of the field, where I may think the remnant of my thoughts in peace, and part of this body and my soul with contemplation and devout desires. - William Shakespeare
Perhaps we now need to engineer scarcity in our communications, in our interactions, and in the things we consume. Otherwise our lives become like a Morse code transmission that's lacking breaks - a swarm of noise blanketing the valuable data beneath. - Michael Harris
Love is the big booming beat which covers up the noise of hate. - Margaret Cho
The value is not in the noise one makes on socialmedia but the voice - the message being heard - Bernard Kelvin Clive
Water is peaceful. I am at rest. In the water, I am safe and pulled in where I can't get out. Everything slows down-the noise and the racing of my thoughts. - Jennifer Niven
The noise hides the silence. It does not destroy the silence. (Le bruit cache le silence. - Il ne détruit le silence.) - Charles de Leusse
We are living in a time where the hearing from God is bombarded by many frequencies and voices. This noise, corrosive in nature, makes it difficult to hear God’s voice...living with more noise means we live less like a disciple. We need a prism. Eric Samuel Timm is a prism. - Mark Batterson
I'd take a Bromo, but I can't stand the noise.
Nonsense and noise will oft prevail, when honour and affection fail. - William Lloyd
Just for a moment there was an unusual feeling of bliss. Strange word, he thought. It's one of those words that describe something that does not make a noise but, if it did make a noise, would sound just like that. Bliss. It's like the sound of a soft meringue melting gently on a warm plate. - Terry Pratchett
The saddest noise in the world is that of a heart breaking. - Ken Poirot
When my heart yearn for silence in a crowd full of cheerful people, thats not the lonliness i seek but want to feel the rustling of my abandoned desires pouring upon the broken hearts. All the noise i want to here now is the symphony of love and of healing. - Annie Ali
What in your life is calling you,When all the noise is silenced,The meetings adjourned...The lists laid aside,And the Wild Iris bloomsBy itselfIn the dark forest...What still pulls on your soul?—RUMI - Robin Gregory
Pure intuitive faith differs as much from fanaticism as fire from smoke, or music from mere noise; those who confuse the two are like the deaf. - José Rizal
Led Zep played with light and shade, ear-splitting noise and echoing quiet. They could do it all. - Quinton Skinner
[Mankind] is governed by minorities, seldom or never by majorities. It suppresses its feelings and its beliefs and follows the handful that makes the most noise. Sometimes the noisy handful is right, sometimes wrong, but no matter, the crowd follows it. - Mark Twain
One person's data is another person's noise. - K.C. Cole
What, exactly, is the Internet? Basically it is a global network exchanging digitized data in such a way that any computer, anywhere, that is equipped with a device called a modem can make a noise like a duck choking on a kazoo. - Dave Barry
The loudest noise I ever heard was; the ghost of my heart whining in my chest. - Siddharth Bhatnagar
To sulk is to create a noise; to smile is to create a music. - Mehmet Murat ildan
However, the serious seeker of detachment will have to embrace the Holy Trinity of Ss - Solitude, Stillness and Silence - and reject the new religion of Commotionism, which believes that the meaning of life is constant company, movement and noise. - Michael Foley
In a simple street you can find the whole world: You can find joy and sorrow; you can find good and evil, silence and noise; you can find all the comedies and all the tragedies! An ordinary simple street is the mirror of the whole world! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Discovering Distilled Creativity"Amazing how sitting down to listen with no distractions - no tv, no devices, no radio - can enhance your life; the sigh of the wind the only ambient noise. Then, in that still moment, your distilled creativity comes because you feel so connected to the Universe. - Sandra Sealy
Meditation, practiced individually and as a family, helps with a different type of peace. It is not a calm absent of noise and confusion but a calm that persists in the very center of the noise and the chaos. Ten minutes daily can transform your life. - Ann Brasco
Minority of people are destined for success while majority succeed because they are determined for success. Where upon, work hard in silence and let success make the noise . - Osunsakin Adewale
From the persistence of noise comes the insistence of rage. From the emergence of tone comes the divergence of thought. From the enlightenment of music comes the wisdom of... silence.
Don't make noise, rather give people good reasons to make noise about you. - Unarine Ramaru
Silence can often be more disturbing than noise, it reveals the complicated mechanism of our thoughts - José Rodrigues Miguéis
You failed -your fart was not silent, my nose heard it's deafening noise. - Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel
LADY BRACKNELLThis noise is extremely unpleasant. It sounds as if he was having an argument. I dislike arguments of any kind. They are always vulgar, and often convincing. - Oscar Wilde
Every men create some sound. Be a melody in this universe not a noise! If you become a melody, the whole universe will listen to you! - Mehmet Murat ildan
We live in a world of constant noise which captures our minds even when we are not aware of it - Joost A. M. Meerloo
Can you be alone without being lonely? Can you spend time by yourself without craving noise or company of other people? Have you discovered the glory of quiet time spent alone, time spent listening to your soul? Solitude brings with it gifts that come from nowhere else. - Steve Goodier
Be the silent watcher of your thoughts and behavior. You are beneath the thinker. You are the stillness beneath the mental noise. You are the love and joy beneath the pain. - Eckhart Tolle
Feelings are the language of the heart. Everything else is static noise. - Debasish Mridha
The hammer never complains of the noise. - Marty Rubin
Shall I confess it, Mr. Hartright? I sadly want a reform in the construction of children. Nature's only idea seems to be to make them machines for the production of incessant noise. - Wilkie Collins
Sometimes loneliness makes the loudest noise. - Aaron Ben-Ze'ev
Stupid man produces noise; clever man produces silence! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Calm is not a place where there is no noise or activity. It is the ability to be in the midst of these, yet experiencing peace within. - Shilpa Menon
Television news is like a lightning flash. It makes a loud noise, lights up everything around it, leaves everything else in darkness and then is suddenly gone. - Hodding Carter
Is there a communication breakdown in your marriage because of the "crowd noise" i.e.. too many people in your life you are taking advice from? Who is in your ear that isn’t a part of the team on and off the field? That’s the noise you drown out. - Shon Hyneman Love And Football How to play on the same team with your spouse
When I was young, I thought it is thunder that kills people. But when I learnt physics in the high school, I discovered that it is rather the lightning that does the killing. The voice of the thunder itself is just a noise. The lightning is the poise! - Israelmore Ayivor
when words make noise, silence can talk. - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Grace was pouring out everywhere, from hidden sounds, into Els's damaged auditory cortex. And all that secret, worldwide composition said the same thing: listen closer, listen smaller, listen lighter, to any noise at all, and hear what the world will still sound like, long after your concert ends. - Richard Powers
Make no cry in failure! Make no noise in success! In failure, silence; in success, silence! Fly with the same attitude both in the high and in the low altitudes! - Mehmet Murat ildan
There are lives I can imagine without children but none of them have the same laughter & noise. - Brian Andreas
Music is the cup that holds the wine of silence. Sound is that cup, but empty. Noise is that cup, but broken. - Robert Fripp
Come on guys, you cant fight like this forever""Actually," Simon said, raising his hand,"I can".Jace made a weird noise and I realized he was trying not to laugh-which by the way, wasn't working. - Cassandra Clare
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