When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.
Freedom is the possibility of isolation. You are free if you can withdraw from people, not having to seek them out for the sake of money, company, love, glory or curiosity, none of which can thrive in silence and solitude. If you can’t live alone, you were born a slave.
When it comes, you’ll be dreaming
that you don’t need to breathe;
that breathless silence is
the music of the dark
and it’s part of the rhythm
to vanish like a spark.
My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence.
Dame Edith Sitwell, from a June 1959 interview with BBC’s The Listener
Silence is so accurate.
Mark Rothko 1903-1970
thank you rery!
Huxley calculated that the circle of silence is shrinking by thirteen and a half kilometers yearly. The day is not too far off when silence disappears completely from the world. Happy will be the one who can partake for half an hour in the peace of the Himalayas or the oceans. The circle of intimacy is continuously shrinking.
Béla Hamvas on silence.
PORTISHEAD ~Silence [Third,2008]
[Did you know when you lost?
Did you know when I wanted?
Did you know what I lost?
Do you know what I wanted?]