„We're fascinated by the words--but where we meet is in the silence behind them.“

—  Ram Dass

Letzte Aktualisierung 7. April 2020. Geschichte
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Ram Dass3
US-amerikanischer Psychologe 1931 - 2019

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„Where shall the word be found, where will the word
Resound? Not here, there is not enough silence“

—  T.S. Eliot 20th century English author 1888 - 1965

Ash-Wednesday (1930)
Kontext: If the lost word is lost, if the spent word is spent
If the unheard, unspoken
Word is unspoken, unheard;
Still is the unspoken word, the Word unheard,
The Word without a word, the Word within
The world and for the world;
And the light shone in darkness and
Against the Word the unstilled world still whirled
About the centre of the silent Word. O my people, what have I done unto thee. Where shall the word be found, where will the word
Resound? Not here, there is not enough silence

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„Where the storyteller is loyal, eternally and unswervingly loyal to the story, there, in the end, silence will speak. Where the story has been betrayed, silence is but emptiness. But we, the faithful, when we have spoken our last word, will hear the voice of silence.“

—  Karen Blixen, buch Last Tales

"The Blank Page"
Last Tales (1957)
Kontext: Why, you are to become a story teller, and I shall give you the reasons! Hear then: Where the storyteller is loyal, eternally and unswervingly loyal to the story, there, in the end, silence will speak. Where the story has been betrayed, silence is but emptiness. But we, the faithful, when we have spoken our last word, will hear the voice of silence. Whether a small snotty lass understands it or not.

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„A word into the silence thrown always finds its echo somewhere where silence opens hidden lexicons.“

—  Dejan Stojanovic poet, writer, and businessman 1959

Emily Dickinson http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/emily-dickinson-5/
From the poems written in English

„Behind your image, below your words, above your thoughts, the silence of another world waits.“

—  John O'Donohue Irish writer, priest and philosopher 1956 - 2008

Quelle: Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom

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„Silence is closer
We're passing ships in the night.“

—  Josh Homme American musician 1973

"I Sat By the Ocean", ...Like Clockwork (2013)
Lyrics, Queens of the Stone Age

Citát „In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends.“
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„In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends.“

—  Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968

1960s, The Trumpet of Conscience (1967)
Variante: In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.

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„What was the U.S. reaction to the meeting in Geneva? The U.S. boycotted the meeting… and that has the usual consequence, it means the meeting is null and void, silence in the media.“

—  Noam Chomsky american linguist, philosopher and activist 1928

Talk titled "On West Asia" at UC Berkeley, March 21, 2002 http://www.chomsky.info/talks/20020321.htm.
Quotes 2000s, 2002
Kontext: [Israel's military occupation is] in gross violation of international law and has been from the outset. And that much, at least, is fully recognized, even by the United States, which has overwhelming and, as I said, unilateral responsibility for these crimes. So George Bush No. 1, when he was the U. N. ambassador, back in 1971, he officially reiterated Washington's condemnation of Israel's actions in the occupied territories. He happened to be referring specifically to occupied Jerusalem. In his words, actions in violation of the provisions of international law governing the obligations of an occupying power, namely Israel. He criticized Israel's failure "to acknowledge its obligations under the Fourth Geneva Convention as well as its actions which are contrary to the letter and spirit of this Convention." [... ] However, by that time, late 1971, a divergence was developing, between official policy and practice. The fact of the matter is that by then, by late 1971, the United States was already providing the means to implement the violations that Ambassador Bush deplored. [... ] on December 5th [2001], there had been an important international conference, called in Switzerland, on the 4th Geneva Convention. Switzerland is the state that's responsible for monitoring and controlling the implementation of them. The European Union all attended, even Britain, which is virtually a U. S. attack dog these days. They attended. A hundred and fourteen countries all together, the parties to the Geneva Convention. They had an official declaration, which condemned the settlements in the occupied territories as illegal, urged Israel to end its breaches of the Geneva Convention, some "grave breaches," including willful killing, torture, unlawful deportation, unlawful depriving of the rights of fair and regular trial, extensive destruction and appropriation of property not justified by military necessity and carried out unlawfully and wantonly. Grave breaches of the Geneva Convention, that's a serious term, that means serious war crimes. The United States is one of the high contracting parties to the Geneva Convention, therefore it is obligated, by its domestic law and highest commitments, to prosecute the perpetrators of grave breaches of the conventions. That includes its own leaders. Until the United States prosecutes its own leaders, it is guilty of grave breaches of the Geneva Convention, that means war crimes. And it's worth remembering the context. It is not any old convention. These are the conventions established to criminalize the practices of the Nazis, right after the Second World War. What was the U. S. reaction to the meeting in Geneva? The U. S. boycotted the meeting... and that has the usual consequence, it means the meeting is null and void, silence in the media.

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„to fashion silence into words“

—  Elizabeth Stuart Phelps American author, intellectual and feminist 1844 - 1911

From The Poet and the Poem in Songs of the Silent World, Houghton & Grifffin, Boston, USA 1884 kindle ebook ASIN B004TPPDY0

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„Silence is better than unmeaning words.“

—  Pythagoras ancient Greek mathematician and philosopher -585 - -495 v.Chr

As quoted in Encyclopaedia Americana (1832) Vol. X, p. 445 edited by Francis Lieber, E. Wigglesworth, and Thomas Gamaliel Bradford

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„Silence is more eloquent than words.“

—  Thomas Carlyle Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher 1795 - 1881

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