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Sunday, November 27, 2011

In excellent company...

When you have nothing to say, say nothing.”
-- Charles Caleb Colton


Saying nothing...sometimes says the most.”
-- Emily Dickinson


"It's good to shut up sometimes.”
-- Marcel Marceau

Posted by David Bogner on November 27, 2011 | Permalink


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"Silence is golden, but with the price of gold these days - who can afford to be silent?" - Unknown

Posted by: Dave (Balashon) | Nov 27, 2011 12:31:52 PM

"The art of conversation lies not only in saying the right thing at the right time, but in leaving unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment."
- John Charles Daly, moderator of the greatest TV game show of all time, "What's My Line".

Posted by: Britta | Nov 27, 2011 5:05:20 PM

"Silence Is Golden"
The Tremeloes

Posted by: britac | Nov 27, 2011 8:05:05 PM

"... " - Harpo Marx

Posted by: Elisson | Nov 27, 2011 11:36:15 PM

The similarities are different.

Posted by: Joel | Nov 28, 2011 3:58:49 AM

so shut up already!

Posted by: ron | Nov 28, 2011 8:30:41 AM

I believe it is written in Gemara Megillah(?):
Mila kedinar, shtika kitrei
If a word is worth a dinar, silence is worth 2.
Nuff said.

Posted by: Larry | Nov 28, 2011 5:50:46 PM


"And you probably did it a lot like I did it. The thing was beautiful for a while. But then it got tangled up in something that was not so beautiful. Maybe it was downright ugly. And so you tried to toss the ugly things away and ended up losing the thing that was beautiful. The gardener in you knows what I’m talking about. Who among us has never tried to poison weeds without killing flowers in the process?

I have no one but myself to blame for allowing ugly things to overtake my brief life in the music business. But I have many people to thank for helping me become a better gardener. All I can do by way of thanking them is to share a little more advice."


Despite the many quotes of it being golden or a powerful form of communication, silence falls very flat in the cyber world. The quiet hum of my laptop fan teaches me nothing at all.

Posted by: Greg | Nov 28, 2011 6:53:48 PM

Two versions of the same thought:

"All my life I grew up among the wise, and found no better option than silence."

Rabban Shimon ben Gamliel, Talmud, Pirkei Avot, 1:17

"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt."

Mark Twain

Posted by: psachya | Nov 28, 2011 6:56:17 PM

Oh, one more:

"If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all!"

- everyone's mother

Posted by: psachya | Nov 28, 2011 7:14:42 PM

Psachya beat me to Mark Twain's quote...

Posted by: ProphetJoe | Nov 29, 2011 4:56:12 AM


Posted by: psachya | Dec 6, 2011 5:21:36 AM

Okay, enough silence.

Shreib a vort!

Posted by: At The Back of the Hill | Dec 7, 2011 11:44:29 PM

May I open a guest blog here in the comments? I'd bore everyone to no end, you'll just have to come back to the surface.

Posted by: a. | Dec 8, 2011 12:37:15 AM

somehow the thought of Marcel Marceau saying that makes me want to laugh hysterically.......

Posted by: Alex | Dec 8, 2011 1:34:14 PM

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