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If the best thing you can think of is nothing positive, a bad pun, random capitalisation and a weak photo,  it is probably better to do nothing at all.

Nothing at all is actually the biggest difference between professional and amateur marketers.

The pros are better at being quiet.

Wise men, when in doubt whether to speak or to keep quiet, give themselves the benefit of the doubt, and remain silent.

In a world full of noise, a lot of people are uncomfortable in silence.

Others only use silence as a way of showing that they are angry [the silent treatment], others use silence as a tool of healing, sometimes you need someone who will sit next to you in silence and just be there.

Great ideas comes in that moment of silence when you mind transcends reality.

Great writers, thinkers, innovators begin in silence. Inspiration, the romance of life blossoms out of silence. Creative people in all walks of life seek silence as their laboratory to make a new world.

The best speeches are great when then they have occasional moments of silence in them, the power of a pause.

A tapestry of trust develops where the unseen can be given form, the unknown can be discovered.

The creative process is most at work when there is silence outside and peace and quiet within.

Whether it is the next step for our life, a romantic relationship, writing a book, business venture, or scientific innovation, an atmosphere of silence is where all of our inner resources can gather, be, and multiply.

Listen to what the silence is telling you.

2 thoughts on “The Sound of Silence: and creativity

  1. I couldn’t agree more. I am most creatively mindful when there are birds chirping lightly, my clock ticking softly or my grandchildren playing quietly. I often write between 1 and 3 in the morning, when there are no lawnmowers or leaf blowers,neighbors vacuuming out their car, or ice cream trucks playing “Turkey in the Straw” over and over and over. Thanks for a good article!

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