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  • If we took a moment of silence for each person lost to abortion, we would be silent for over 100 years.

  • As Christians try to force prayer into public schools, they often settle for a 'moment of silence.' But that supposedly innocuous 'moment of silence' is a deafening roar to a nonbeliever.

    Christian   Prayer   Fear  
  • We are really in a rut with the three-minute song. You know where it's going to go. If you're trying to get your message across sometimes it's wise to say, Why don't we stop here and have a moment of silence, then go in a completely different direction?

    Wise   Song   Silence  
  • Anybody else think that was weird?” Shane asked as they got into the car. Eve sent him an exasperated glance; the three of them were, of course, in the backseat. Amelie had the front, with Michael. “Ya think? In general, or in particular?” “Weird that we got through the entire thing, and I didn’t have to hit anybody.” There was a moment of silence. Michael said, as he started the car, “You’re right, Shane. That is strange.

    Thinking   Car   Silence  
    Rachel Caine (2009). “Fade Out: The Morganville Vampires”, p.38, Penguin
  • Can you come over to Amberwood? I need you to help me break curfew and escape my dorm.” There were a few moments of silence. “Sage, I’ve been waiting two months to hear you say those words. You want me to bring a ladder?

    Two   Silence   Waiting  
    Richelle Mead (2013). “The Indigo Spell: A Bloodlines Novel”, p.198, Penguin
  • This silence, this moment, every moment, If it's genuinely inside you, brings what you need.

    Silence   Needs   Moments  
  • Those eerie diamond eyes shifted over to her and she stilled, as if he's willed her to do so. There was a moment of silence. And then in a rough voice the man whose life she saved spoke four words that changed everything...changed her life, changed her destiny: "She. Comes. With. Me.

    Eye   Destiny   Men  
    J.R. Ward (2007). “Lover Unbound: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood”, p.114, Penguin
  • What have we got here in America that we believe we cannot live without? We have the most varied and imaginative bathrooms in the world, we have kitchens with the most gimmicks, we have houses with every possible electrical gadget to save ourselves all kinds of trouble - all so that we can have leisure. Leisure, leisure, leisure! So that we don't go mad in the leisure, we have color TV. So that there will never, never, be a moment of silence, we have radio and Muzak. We can't stand silence, because silence includes thinking. And if we thought, we would have to face ourselves.

    Agnes De Mille (1980). “America dances”, Macmillan Pub Co
  • Tuesday—we had school for the first time. Madame O’Malley had a moment of silence at the beginning of French class, a class that was always punctuated with long moments of silence, and then asked us how we were feeling. “Awful,” a girl said. “En français,” Madame O’Malley replied. “En français.

    Girl   School   Class  
    John Green (2015). “Looking For Alaska Special 10th Anniversary Edition”, p.118, Penguin
  • Those who have the strength and the love to sit with a dying patient in the silence that goes beyond words will know that this moment is neither frightening nor painful, but a peaceful cessation of the functioning of the body.

    Love   Strength   Death  
    "On Death and Dying". Book by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, 1969.
  • Christmas celebrations are often full of sound. It would be good for us to make room for silence, to hear the voice of Love.

  • Ranger picked up and there was a moment of silence as if he was sensing me at the other end, taking my body temperature and heart rate long distance. “Babe,” he finally said. “Do you know the slum apartment building Bobby Sunflower owns on Stark?” “Yes. It’s on the same block as his funeral home.” “That’s the one. I’m going in to look for someone. If you don’t hear from me in a half hour maybe you could send someone to check.” “Is this a smart thing to do?” “Probably not.” “As long as you know,” Ranger said. And he disconnected.

    Block   Smart   Distance  
    Janet Evanovich (2010). “Sizzling Sixteen”, p.20, Macmillan
  • Television is all about sound. You'll never get a moment of silence unless there's something really extraordinary going on, on screen, visually. They never let a moment of silence pass without being filled in television because it's a very sound-driven medium.

    "Charlie Hunnam Talks Deadfall, Sons of Anarchy Season 5, Pacific Rim, and Writing a Movie About a Drug Lord for Wb and Legendary". Interview with Christina Radish, December 5, 2012.
  • When Christopher finished, there was a moment of silence. Leo looked at Cam expectantly. “Well?” “Well what?” “Now is the time when you dredge up one of your blasted Romany sayings. Something about roosters laying eggs, or pigs dancing in the orchard. It’s what you always do. Let’s have it.” Cam gave him a sardonic glance. “I can’t think of one right now.” “By God, I’ve had to listen to hundreds of them. And Phelan doesn’t have to hear even one?

    Thinking   Pigs   Eggs  
  • Conversation was never begun at once, nor in a hurried manner. No one was quick with a question, no matter how important, and no one was pressed for an answer. A pause giving time for thought was the truly courteous way of beginning and conducting a conversation. Silence was meaningful with the Lakota, and his granting a space of silence to the speech-maker and his own moment of silence before talking was done in the practice of true politeness and regard for the rule that, "thought comes before speech."

  • Let's have a moment of silence for all the chubby Asian dudes that are getting 'Gangnam style!' yelled at them by bros around the world.

    Silence   Style   Asian  
    Twitter post from Aug 27, 2012
  • You know, Miss Holly, you look very dramatic like that, backlit by the fire. Very attractive, if I may say so. I know you shared a moment passionne with Artemis which he subsequently fouled up with his typical boorish behavior. Let me just throw something out there for you to consider while we're chasing the probe: I share Artemis's passion but not his boorishness. No pressure; just think about it. This was enough to elicit a deafening moment of silence even in the middle of a crisis, which Orion seemed to be blissfully unaffected by.

    Passion   Thinking   Fire  
  • I've begun to realize that you can listen to silence and learn from it. It has a quality and a dimension all its own.

    Chaim Potok (2016). “The Chosen”, p.284, Simon and Schuster
  • Silence is the garden of thought.

  • The Marquis sighed. "I thought it was just a legend," he said. "Like the alligators in the sewers of New York City." Old Bailey nodded, sagely: "What, the big white buggers? They're down there. I had a friend lost a head to one of them." A moment of silence. Old Naeiley handed the statue back to the Marquis. Then he raised his hand, and snapped it, like a crocodile hand, at the Carabas. "It was OK," gurned Old Bailey with a grin that was most terrible to behold. "He had another.

    New York   Hands   Cities  
  • A few moments of silence may be all the meditation we need at times. Our homes could have a little space for withdrawal and quiet, and even a small garden could offer some distance from noise.

    Distance   Home   Garden  
  • A moment of silence, please, for the lost art of shutting up.

    Art   Silence   Moments  
  • I know that some believe that voluntary prayer in schools should be restricted to a moment of silence. We already have the right to remain silent - we can take our Fifth Amendment.

    Prayer   Believe   School  
    Address to the National Religious Broadcasters Convention, delivered 30 January 1984, Sheraton Washington Hotel, Washington, D.C.
  • In a room where people unanimously maintain a conspiracy of silence, one word of truth sounds like a pistol shot.

    Czeslaw Milosz's Nobel Lecture, December 8, 1980.
  • I take out little moments of silence before or after they sing, because I just love those weird pauses.

  • She was unaware that she was somewhat of a celebrity up in heaven. I had told people about her, what she did, how she observed moments of silence up and down the city and wrote small individual prayers in her journal, and the story had travelled so quickly that women lined up to know she had found where they’d been killed. She had fans in heaven..... Meanwhile, for us, she was doing important work, work that most people on Earth were too frightened even too contemplate.

    Prayer   Cities   People  
  • A moment of silence is not inherently religious.

  • Come on, Ella. Sleep green.' Ignoring him, I got into bed wearing a T-shirt and boxer shorts printed with penguins. I reached over to the nightstand and flipped off the lamp. A moment of silence, and then I heard a lecherous murmur. 'I like your penguins.

    Sleep   Silence   Bed  
    Lisa Kleypas (2009). “Smooth Talking Stranger: A Novel”, p.256, Macmillan
  • Tintinnabulation is like this. Here I am alone with silence. I have discovered that it is enough when a single note is beautifully played. This note, or a silent beat, or a moment of silence comfort me.

  • When you think about Broadway, you think broad and big, but the fact is there are so many plays that are very intimate, but fill a 1,500-seat house. Plays like 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' have deep moments of silence and intimacy to them.

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