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"Most people are other people, their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation" ~Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

 

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All this talk and turmoil and noise and movement and desire is outside of the veil; within the veil is silence and calm and rest.
~ Bayazid Al-Bistami - [Noise]

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Don't talk to me about a man's being able to talk sense; everyone can talk sense. Can he talk nonsense?
~ William Pitt - [Nonsense]

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For twenty-five centuries, Western knowledge has tried to look upon the world. It has failed to understand that the world is not for the beholding. It is for hearing. It is not legible, but audible. Our science has always desired to monitor, measure, abstract, and castrate meaning, forgetting that life is full of noise and that death alone is silent: work noise, noise of man, and noise of beast. Noise bought, sold, or prohibited. Nothing essential happens in the absence of noise.
~ Jacques Attali - [Noise]

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Forgive me my nonsense as I also forgive the nonsense of those who think they can talk sense.
~ Robert Frost - [Nonsense]

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Good sense about trivialities is better than nonsense about things that matter.
~ Sir Max Beerbohm - [Nonsense]

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He who sleeps in continual noise is wakened by silence.
~ William Dean Howells - [Noise]

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Hurt a fly! He would not for the world: he's pitiful to flies even. ''Sing,'' says he, ''and tease me still, if that's your way, poor insect.''
~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning - [Nonviolence]

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I have had dreams, and I have had nightmares. I overcame the nightmares because of my dreams.
~ Dr. Jonas Salk - [Nightmares]

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In antiquity there was only silence. In the nineteenth century, with the invention of the machine, Noise was born. Today, Noise triumphs and reigns supreme over the sensibility of men.
~ Luigi Russolo - [Noise]

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It is a far, far better thing to have a firm anchor in nonsense than to put on the troubled seas of thought.
~ John Kenneth Galbraith - [Nonsense]

 

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