Quotations About
silence

I often regret that I have spoken; never that I have been silent.

Posted in: Publilius Syrus

Laura: I wish you’d stop talking. I wish you’d stop prying and trying to find things out. I wish you were dead – no, I don’t mean that. It was silly and unkind, and I shouldn’t have said it. But I do wish you’d stop talking.

Posted in: Brief Encounter

Lisa: It is better to remain silent and be thought the fool, then to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
Homer’s Brain: Uh-oh, what did that mean? Better say something or they’ll think you’re stupid.
Homer: Takes one to know one!
Homer’s Brain: Swish!

Posted in: The Simpsons

It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.

This quote has been attributed to Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain and Samuel Johnson, among others.

Carl: Let’s play “Who Can Be Quiet The Longest.”
Russell: Cool! My mom loves that game!

Posted in: Up

No one has a finer command of language than the person who keeps his mouth shut.

Posted in: Sam Rayburn

Always do sober what you said you’d do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.

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Posted in: Ernest Hemingway

Sherlock Holmes: Shut up.
Lestrade: I didn’t say anything.
Sherlock Holmes: You were thinking. It’s annoying.

A Study in Pink (season 1, episode 1)
Posted in: Sherlock