„In silence the heart raves. It utters words
Meaningless, that never had
Контексте: In silence the heart raves. It utters words
Meaningless, that never had
A meaning. I was ten, skinny, red-headed,
Freckled. In a big black Buick,
Driven by a big grown boy, with a necktie, she sat
In front of the drugstore, sipping something
Through a straw. There is nothing like
Beauty. It stops your heart. It
Thickens your blood. It stops your breath. It
Makes you feel dirty. You need a hot bath.
I leaned against a telephone pole, and watched.
I thought I would die if she saw me.
— Elizabeth Hoyt American writer 1970
Источник: Wicked Intentions
„True emotions and sincere words never perish. The great heart of humanity gladly receives and embalms every true utterance of the humblest of its offspring.“
— Elias Lyman Magoon American minister 1810 - 1886
Источник: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 554.
„Prayer simply means a longing of the heart, it is the wish felt, - it may be expressed, or not expressed. It may take the form of human language or it may never be uttered at all; still it is a prayer, if God only hears it in the secret recess of the heart.“
— Keshub Chunder Sen Indian academic 1838 - 1884
Sermon at Hackney Unitarian Church, London, on 24th April 1870.
„Renewal of prayer calls for a renewal of language, of cleansing the words, of revival of meanings.
The strength of faith is in silence, and in words that hibernate and wait.“
— Abraham Joshua Heschel Polish-American Conservative Judaism Rabbi 1907 - 1972
"No Religion is an Island", p. 264
Moral Grandeur and Spiritual Audacity: Essays (1997)
Контексте: One of the results of the rapid depersonalization of our age is a crisis of speech, profanation of language. We have trifled with the name of God, we have taken the name and the word of the Holy in vain. Language has been reduced to labels, talk has become double-talk. We are in the process of losing faith in the reality of words.
Yet prayer can happen only when words reverberate with power and inner life, when uttered as an earnest, as a promise. On the other hand, there is a high degree of obsolescence in the traditional language of the theology of prayer. Renewal of prayer calls for a renewal of language, of cleansing the words, of revival of meanings.
The strength of faith is in silence, and in words that hibernate and wait. Uttered faith must come out as a surplus of silence, as the fruit of lived faith, of enduring intimacy.
Theological education must deepen privacy, strive for daily renewal of innerness, cultivate ingredients of religious existence, reverence and responsibility.
— Edward Payson American religious leader 1783 - 1827
Источник: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 579.
„He played of love and loss and years of silence, words unsaid and vows unspoken, and all the spaces between his heart and theirs…“
— Cassandra Clare, книга Clockwork Princess
Источник: Clockwork Princess
— Melissa de la Cruz, книга Masquerade
— Orson Scott Card, Enchantment
— Giannina Braschi Puerto Rican writer 1953
Empire of Dreams (prose poetry, 1988)
„true love is felonious… You take someone’s breath away… You rob them of the ability to utter a single word… You steal a heart.“
— Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper
Источник: My Sister's Keeper
„Never before had I known the sudden quiver of understanding that travels from word to brain to heart, the way a new language can move, coil, swim into life under the eyes, the almost savage leap of comprehension, the instantaneous, joyful release of meaning, the way the words shed their printed bodies in a flash of heat and light.“
— Elizabeth Kostova, книга The Historian
Источник: The Historian (2005), Ch. 25
„But now, the sounds of infancy, always nearest the heart, and sure to come to the lips in our deepest emotion, returned in His anguish; and in words which He had learned at His mother's knee, His heart uttered its last wail — "Eloi! Eloi! lama sabachthani?"“
— John Cunningham Geikie Scottish Presbyterian minister and author 1824 - 1906
"My God! My God! why hast Thou forsaken me?"
Источник: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 73.
„It is well, when in difficulties, to say never a word, neither black nor white. Speech is silver but silence is golden.“
— Muriel Spark, книга The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Источник: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
„He wondered if what he had taken for the richness of silence was really the poverty of never being heard […]. How could he have forgotten what he had always known: there is no match for the silence of God.“
— Nicole Krauss, The History of Love
Источник: The History of Love