Sunday, March 05, 2006

The Worship of Silence is

Carlyle's name for

the sacred respect for restraint in speech till "thought has silently matured itself, …to hold one's tongue till some meaning lie behind to set it wagging,"

a doctrine which many misunderstand, almost wilfully, it would seem; silence being to him the very womb out of which all great things are born.

Here

4 comments:

neha said...

of course i do not (correctly or incorrectly) agree with everything said by anyone.

thought i should clarify.

Blogagaard said...

thank you. that's very lucid of you.

neha said...

you are always welcome dave.

neha said...

for me: http://www.poemhunter.com/walter-de-la-mare/poet-6600/