A Quote by Huston Smith on desert, presence, and silence

I simply wanted to experience the presence of this man [Gerald Heard] who had revolutionized my understanding. After a while we sat in silence, gazing at the barren canyon walls. And the mute desert seemed to carry on our conversation for us.

Huston Smith

Source: Tales of Wonder: Adventures Chasing the Divine, an Autobiography

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A Quote by Byron Katie on silence, truth, teacher, and wisdom

Anything you want to ask a teacher, ask yourself, and wait for the answer in silence.

Byron Katie

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A Quote by Ray Bradbury on god, errands, pray, esteem, suffering, silence, and forgotten

"Oh, ancient god, whatever your name," whispered Ahmed. "Help this lost son of a good father, this evil boy who meant no harm but slept in school, ran errands slowly, did not pray from his heart, ignored his mother, and did not hold his family in great esteem. For all this I know I must suffer. But here in the midst of silence, at the desert's heart, where even the wind knows not my name? Must I die so young? Am I to be forgotten without having been?"

Ray Bradbury (1920 -)

Source: Ahmed and the Oblivion Machines

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A Quote by Albert Camus on silence, world, sound, and alive

The world is never quiet. Even its silence eternally resounds with the same notes, in vibrations which escape our ears.

Albert Camus (1913 - 1960)

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A Quote by e. e. cummings on love, pervasiveness, truth, primacy, strength, and silence

love is the voice under all silences,
the hope which has no opposite in fear;
the strength so strong mere force is feebleness:
the truth more first than sun more last than star

e.e. cummings (1894 - 1962)

Source: published in "95 Poems": No# 94

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on silence, inspiration, muse, and listening

Am I a harp that the hand of the mighty may touch me, or a flute that his breath may pass through me?
A seeker of silences am I, and what treasure have I found in silences that I may dispense with confidence?

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: The Prophet: 26 poetic essays, Pages: 7

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A Quote by Pablo Neruda on silence, winter, visitation, rain, bells, death, seeds, sprouting, germination, the visitor, and seasons

Once more I am the silent one
who came out of the distance
wrapped in cold rain and bells:
I owe to earth's pure death
the will to sprout.

Pablo Neruda (1904 - 1973)

Source: Winter Garden (A Kagean Book) (Spanish Edition), Pages: 33 (Winter Garden)

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A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on fear and silence

Move outside the tangle of fear-thinking.
Live in silence.

Flow down and down in always
widening rings of being.

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Source: Essential Rumi, Pages: 3

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A Quote by John O'Donohue on mystery, silence, interiority, being, and self-knowledge

It is strange to be here. The mystery never leaves you alone. Behind your image, below your words, above your thoughts, the silence of another world waits. A world lives within you. No one else can bring you news of this inner world.

John O'Donohue

Source: Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom, Pages: xv

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A Quote by William Arthur Ward on silence, listening, and beginnings

We must be silent before we can listen. We must listen before we can learn. We must learn before we can prepare. We must prepare before we can serve. We must serve before we can lead.

William Arthur Ward


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