Quotation Explorer - 'Voices'

Women who have been disappeared by violence are howling. The voices of disappeared women are echoing. I sing with these voices. - Kim Hyesoon
Solitude is such a potential thing. We hear voices in solitude, we never hear in the hurry and turmoil of life; we receive counsels and comforts, we get under no other condition . . . - Amelia E. Barr
Their voices meld into a cloudy rumble of their own, and I ponder Mira's and Aidan's secrets and imagine the injustice that threads through other lives, injustice that has no face because it is hidden away in a dark, shameful place, hidden for years in hopes of making it untrue. - Mary E. Pearson
While we read a novel, we are insane—bonkers. We believe in the existence of people who aren't there, we hear their voices... Sanity returns (in most cases) when the book is closed. - Ursula K. Le Guin
Like the he-man movie stars who turn out to be queer . . . or the silent-film actors whose voices sound terrible recorded--the audience only wants a limited amount of honesty. [ellipses original] - Chuck Palahniuk
If the voices in your head make you cry, you're a lunatic. Put their words on paper, and you're a writer. - D. VonThaer
The bubbly play of wit, the chesty laughs, the resonant voices of men when glass in hand they shut the grey world outside and prod their brains with the fun and folly of an accelerated pulse. - Jack London
Often the inspiration to write music comes from the voices in your head. You’re not crazy. Just be thankful they are not making you rescue people in 20-degree weather at 2:30 in the morning in the forest. - Shannon L. Alder
I have voices in my headI'm a slave to imaginary peopleI feel what they feelI experience what they experience I live in their world And I'm devoted to translating their storiesI'm not crazy, I'm a writer - Charisse Spiers
True...I hear voices in my head keep talking to me. The good thing for now is...I never answer them back. - Timothy Pina
Writing is not about the voices in your head, but the voices that make the great leap to the page. - J.H. Glaze
One voice can enter ten ears, but ten voices cannot enter one ear. - Leone Levi
The voice incessantly quelled in the chorus of human voices will always be the voice of God. And given a reality of this magnitude, I would be well advised to cease my babbling and encourage those around me to do the same. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
P.S. It's not schizophrenia, it's creativity, there is a difference. My voices go away after I let them tell their stories. - Ashley Newell
For if our bodies aren’t our own,And justice isn’t ours,And our love is just a sin,And voices by the peopleAre no longer for the people,What have we left to lose? - Phar West Nagle
I could go crazy on a night like tonightWhen summer's beginning to give up her fightAnd every thought's a possiblilityAnd the voices are heard but nothing is seenWhy do you spend this time with meMaybe an equal mystery - Emily Saliers
We gave ourselves for lost men, and prepared for death. Yet we did lift up our hearts and voices to God above, who "showeth His wonders in the deep". - Francis Bacon
The voices in my head does not likes attitude of some people. I know how to defend myself, but I do not want to hurt their feelings for ease my pain. - Sammy Toora Powerlifter
Poets find their voices when they articulate the wishes of the dead, especially those slain as sacrificial talismans to a larger frame of existence. - Michael S. Harper
Can you identify the voices inside of your own head? It’s imperative that you do so you can understand who is doing your thinking. - Toni Sorenson
When I write, I try to represent the voices of people I've known who had no voice. - Carla H. Krueger
There are tones of voices that mean more than words. - Robert Frost
We spent time on Burma and the need for the military regime there to understand that they shouldn't fear the voices of people. And yet they do. - George W. Bush
James had a theory about caged birds, one he hoped to prove when he became a scientist someday. He believed that all birds that had their freedom taken from them eventually lost their voices. Once that happened, they could never find their true song. - Alice Hoffman
Let our voices be heard. I hope they will not be shrill voices, but, I hope we shall speak with such conviction that those to whom we speak shall know of the strength of our feeling and the sincerity of our efforts. - Gordon B. Hinckley
Thus many a melody passed to and fro between the two nightingales, drunk with their passion. Those who heard them listened in delight, and so similar were the two voices that they sounded like a single chant. Born of pain and longing, their song had the power to break the unhappiness of the world. - Nizami Ganjavi
Insecurities make girls believe they don't have voices and they can't say what they need to say. The more they know the importance of their voices and gain confidence, the better chances of greatness the world will have. - Paballo Seipei
Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinions of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth. - Katherine Mansfield
There will always be dissident voices heard in the land expresing opposition without alternatives, finding fault but never favor, perceiving gloom on every side, and seeking influence without responsibility. - John F. Kennedy
Music, when soft voices die, Vibrates in the memory; Odors, when sweet violets sicken, Live within the sense they quicken. - Percy Bysshe Shelley
The reality of a serious writer is a reality of many voices, some of them belonging to the writer, some of them belonging to the world of readers at large. - Aberjhani
You need to be surrounded by people whose voices echo your soul voice. - Robin Roberts
You should listen to your heart, and not the voices in your head. - Matt Groening
There are so many voices heard today asserting that one should "have religion" or "believe," but all they mean is that one should associate himself, "sign up" with some religious group. Stand up and be counted. As if religion were somehow primarily a matter of gregariousness... - Thomas Merton
I had no choice but to accept these voices and images as my gift. My ability. Their energy engrossed my music. I played passionately for them. To set them free. They were part of my life now. I didn't chose them, they chose me."...Elizabeth (DESCENDANT– chapter 2) - L.J. Amodeo
God be thanked for books! they are the voices of the distant and the dead, and make us heirs of the spiritual life of past ages. - w.e. channing
The voices of peace can’t be silenced by bombs, shootings, sieges, brutality and barbarism. Despite the challenges we face as peace-makers in a troubled region, all we want is peace and our campaign #WeWantPeace continues. - Widad Akreyi
Be aware of the voices in your head. Identify them. Just became you hear it doesn’t mean it’s your voice saying it. And just because you think it doesn’t mean it’s true. - Toni Sorenson
Writers are nothing more than borderline schizophrenics who are able to control the voices. - Jennifer Salaiz
Looking back, it made no sense for my college friends and me to distance ourselves from the hard-won achievements of earlier feminists. We should have cheered their efforts. Instead, we lowered our voices, thinking the battle was over, and with this reticence we hurt ourselves. - Sheryl Sandberg
Many people hear voices when no one is there. Some of them are called mad and are shut up in rooms where they stare at the walls all day. Others are called writers and they do pretty much the same thing. - Margaret Chittenden
A leader cannot fall prey to the whims of the voices that shout the loudest, but must stand as a voice of reason in defense of the silent. - Saminu Kanti
Books—all books—are complicated things, muttering at us in different contradictory voices, refusing to stay the same when we go back to them. Tying them down too much robs of them of the magic. - Andrew Rilstone
We improve whenever we respect that bullish inner voices of our better selves. - Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel
Quotes are echos of voices transporting wisdom, humor, and love. Returning again to the human condition, fleeting once more as a dove. - Ryan Lilly
We are all born with genius. It's like our fairy godmother. But what happens in life is that we stop listening to our inner voices, and we no longer have access to this extraordinary ability to create poetry. - Milton Glaser
As the voices fall silent, the individuals who make up the amorphous and always changing community must decide for themselves, as they always have. I can’t write a coda because I can’t speak for others. I can only and ever speak for myself. - G.R. Reader
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
Let those who can sing to sing on top of their voices and those who dance to dance to their very best rhythm. - Euginia Herlihy
Even for women without children, trading hours that produce income for hours that produce only art seems like a foolish decision. What a loss for the world, though, to have women's voices silenced because art is our last priority. - Holly Robinson
I became a writer so that the voices inside my head would become an acceptable occurrence. - Janae Mitchell
Inside the museums, | Infinity goes up on trial | Voices echo this is what salvation must be like after a while - Bob Dylan
A good writer must be like the birds of a dark forest; you can’t see them, but you can hear their mysterious and wise voices! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Arguing with one's self is beneficial.Out of all the million voices in my head screaming for your death, you're lucky I heeded the one that wants to spare you this time. - Kevin Bascon
The room was full with voices, loud music and beautiful people milling about everywhere. But all I noticed was her; beautiful, elegant and sitting alone in a quiet corner trying to remain unseen, to blend in, to become invisible, as if she actually thought such a thing were possible. - Tonny K. Brown
What music is more enchanting than the voices of young people, when you can't hear what they say? - Logan Pearsall Smith
When darkness falls and eyes stay shutA chain of voices opens up.Let wax not wane give breath to death.p.s. Shhh" -(Dead Beautiful) - Yvonne Woon
The voices in my head wouldn't shut up, so I let them write their story. - Shandy L. Kurth
Always the following wind of historyOf others' wisdom makes a buoyant airTill we come suddenly on pockets where Is nothing loud but us; where voices seemAbrupt, untrained, competing with no lieOur fathers shouted once. - W.H. Auden
A culture is made or destroyed by its articulate voices. - Ayn Rand
How many times have I turned away? How may voices have I chosen to ignore, my own not least of all? How far into darkness, into shadow, must one crawl not to see? And how can the blind walk out?" - , The Marksmith - C.V. Dreesman
As I explored my soul, now I know I have survived schizophrenia; hearing voices, reduced social engagement, emotional expression and lack of motivation. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Filter all negative voices. But retain the positive. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Stand out tall amidst challenges! Dwarf all irrelevant voices. - Jaachynma N.E. Agu
UPON FACES ANGEL TEARS... YOUR VOICES IN OUR EARS - Widad Akreyi
Dear to me is sleep: still more, being made of stone,While pain and guilt still linger here below,Blindness and numbness--these please me alone;Then do not wake me, keep your voices low. - Michelangelo Buonarroti
Well that's very kind of you, but voices ought not be measured by how pretty they are. Instead they matter only if they convince you that they are telling the truth. - Sam Cooke
Hearing voices no one else can hear isn't a good sign, even in the wizarding world. - J. K. Rowling
When many voices are speaking at once, listen to the one most quiet and gentle. That’s the one worth listening to. ~ Miranda* ~ - Miranda Linda Weisz
.in biggest silence, you hear loudest voices.. - Boris Kovalík
If you hear voices, you’re a lunatic. If you write down what they say, you’re an author. - Dani Harper
Till Human voices wake us, and we drown. - T.S. Eliot
moral voices can also become sanctimonious bullies. - Nicholas Kristof
We are all crazy enough to hear the voices but not strong enough to listen - Saahil Prem
If you are not afraid of the voices inside you, you will not fear the critics outside you. - Natalie Goldberg
Be aware of the voices in your head. Identify them. Just because you hear it doesn’t mean it’s your voice saying it. And just because you think it doesn’t mean it’s true. - Toni Sorenson
Seek not the favor of the multitude; it is seldom got by honest and lawful means. But seek the testimony of few; and number not voices, but weigh them. - Immanuel Kant
You have two voices, one that only you hear, and another that you speak out loud with, so others hear you. Regardless of what you actually say with your mouth, what matters is what your inner voice says, for this is the one you listen to the most. - Stephen Richards
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