On Silence

Posts on the broad theme of silence.

“silence is not sought for its own sake but, rather, for the space it makes.”

“silence is open to everyone, literate or illiterate, king or slave, secular or religious, saint or sinner.” from “Silence: A User’s Guide”, Maggie Ross on the work of silence

What poets, monks and nuns know about silence

“silence of the heart is much more important than silence of the mouth”

Silence and the limits of language

The demands of silence

“Silence is not the contrary of the Word but its guardian” – reflects on a passage in George Steiner’s “The Portage to San Cristobal of AH”

“The silent are never at home in our culture again” – from Adam de Ville’s blog

Gordon Hempton, One Square Inch of Silence, and the Philosophy of Silence

Silence – A Fragment. Nthposition, March 2013

Silence in the Cairngorms – from Nan Shepherd’s “The Living Mountain”

from “Small, Silent, Still” – Fr Paul D Scalia

Robert Sardello on the many types of Silence

Marie Thompson on noise, “the conservative politics of silence”, and soundscapes

A note on whales and silence from The Brendan Voyage by Tim Severin

Another note on whales and silence from Tim Severin

The wisdom of silence (an extract from a blog post by Adam de Ville)

Josef Pieper on silence and leisure

“Mankind must join a sort of resistance movement. What will become of our world if it does not look for intervals of silence?”

Thoughts on Silence From Augustinian Abbey, Fethard, Tipperary

From “The Book of Silences” Introduction to Volume 1

“A leader for whom silence was a virtue” – Sudhit Hazareesingh on Charles de Gaulle