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companionable silence Quotes

Five of the best book quotes about companionable silence
  1. #1
    “He was easy to talk to, and easy not to talk to - equally important qualities in a friend. Essential in a travel companion.”
  2. #2
    ″‘Most people don’t know how to appreciate silence. They can’t help talking.”
  3. #3
    “He lived in friendship beside Vasudeva, and sometimes they would exchange words with each other, few and well-considered words. Vasudeva was no friend of words, Siddhartha seldom succeeded in inducing him to speak.”
  4. #4
    “We sit silently and watch the world around us. This has taken a lifetime to learn. It seems only the old are able to sit next to one another and not say anything and still feel content. The young, brash and impatient, must always break the silence. It is a waste, for silence is pure. Silence is holy. It draws people together because only those who are comfortable with each other can sit without speaking. This is the great paradox.”
  5. #5
    “It is useless to try to make peace with ourselves by being pleased with everything we have done. In order to settle down in the quiet of our own being we must learn to be detached from the results of our own activity.”