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39 Woman Silence Quotes to Drown Out the Noise and Find Your Voice

Dayna Remus
Dec 19, 2022
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Many perceive silence as awkward, dull, and devoid of substance. However, there are individuals and cultures who view it as a place of refuge, peace, and divinity. Read the following 39 quotes about women and silence to explore this space from a feminine perspective.

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It is no secret that women were expected to and, sadly, in some situations today, continue to be expected to remain silent and keep their opinions to themselves, to put their voices on hold and stuff down their thoughts and feelings.

However, many women have learned to reclaim this silence to their own benefit, to use it as a source of power in their everyday lives instead of a sign of meekness or obedience. Read these 39 quotes on women and their deep connection to the power of silence.

Ai Ling’s quote: "Silence is a woman's greatest pain in them. When a woman ignore you, she has been hurt deeply." | Image: AmoDays

Ai Ling’s quote: "Silence is a woman's greatest pain in them. When a woman ignore you, she has been hurt deeply." | Image: AmoDays

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The Message within Her Silence Quotes

"Silence in woman is like speech in man." — Ben Jonson

"A woman's silence is a message." — Varsha Cuddly

"A woman's silence is one of her most powerful forms of communication; it conveys emotions so intense that no words could possibly describe how she feels at that moment." — Amari Soul

"There's power in a woman's silence that speaks louder than words!!" — Naira Kaur

"My silence means I am tired of fighting, and now there is nothing left to fight for. My silence means I am tired of explaining my feelings to you, but now I don't have the energy to explain them anymore. My silence means I have adapted to the changes in my life, and I don't want to complain. My silence means I am on a self-healing process, and I am trying to forget everything I ever wanted from you. My silence means I am just trying to move on gracefully with all my dignity." — Aarti Khurana

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Ben Jonson’s quote: "Silence in woman is like speech in man." | Image: AmoDays

Ben Jonson’s quote: "Silence in woman is like speech in man." | Image: AmoDays

"Silence is a woman's greatest pain in them. When a woman ignores you, she has been hurt deeply." — Ai Ling

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"When a woman goes silent, it is her loudest cry. When she's happy, she can't stop talking. When she's sad, she doesn't say a word…A woman uses silence to express her pain… She's either overthinking or tired or waiting…About to blow and needs a hug… She's falling apart or crying inside…You know she's truly hurt when she starts ignoring you…And once she becomes heartless, the relationship can not be saved. So before it's too late, please take care of her and love her the right way." — Haris

Quotes on the Power of Her Silence

"When a woman has the gift of silence, she possesses a quality above the vulgar. It is a gift of Heaven seldom bestowed; without a little miracle, it cannot be accomplished, and Nature suffers violence when Heaven puts a woman in the humor of observing silence." — Pierre Corneille

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"I want her to be powerful on these covers, and sometimes that's a quiet power, and other times it's a more bombastic power. But when you're going to have a book out there that's called Wonder Woman, and she's on it, you have a responsibility to put out a certain kind of image." — Cliff Chiang

"There's something about a woman with a loud mind that sits in silence, smiling knowing she can crush you with the truth." — R.G. Moon

Varsha Cuddly’s quote: "A woman's silence is a message." | Image: AmoDays

Varsha Cuddly’s quote: "A woman's silence is a message." | Image: AmoDays

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"When your woman gives you the silent treatment, say you're sorry, or you'll find out how truly sorry you are when her monologue resumes." — Wes Fesler

"People may talk about the equality of the sexes! They are not equal. The silent smile of a sensible, loving woman will vanquish ten men." — Henry Ward Beecher

"Don't you know yet that men are full of words that mean nothing? The silence of a woman is a thousand times weightier. You must learn to trust silence. To load it with truth, and to wait." — Sharon Maas

"A woman’s silence is one of her most powerful forms of communication; it conveys emotions so intense that no words could possibly describe how she feels at that moment." — Amari Soul

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"Feminine power is silent, dark, mysterious, healing, nurturing. A woman can walk into a room and control it. She doesn't even have to open her mouth if she knows where her power is." — Iyanla Vanzant

Margaret Landon’s quote:  When a woman who has much to say says nothing, her silence can be deafening." | Image: AmoDays

Margaret Landon’s quote: When a woman who has much to say says nothing, her silence can be deafening." | Image: AmoDays

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"There's nothing more powerful than a woman who knows how to contain her power and not let it leak, standing firmly within it in mystery and silence. A woman who talks too much sheds her allure." — Marianne Williamson

"Never ever mistake her silence for weakness. Remember that sometimes the air stills, before the onset of a hurricane…" — Nikita Gill

"There's nothing more powerful than a woman who knows how to contain her power and not let it leak, standing firmly within it in mystery and silence. A woman who talks too much sheds her allure." — Marianne Williamson

"A man sometimes wins an argument, but a woman always wins a silence." — Robert Breault

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"Don't treat a woman's silence as her weakness. Treat it like the calm before the storm." — Sulagna

R.G. Moon’s quote: "There's something about a woman with a loud mind that sits in silence, smiling knowing she can crush you with the truth." | Image: AmoDays

R.G. Moon’s quote: "There's something about a woman with a loud mind that sits in silence, smiling knowing she can crush you with the truth." | Image: AmoDays

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Quotes on Society and Her Silence

"Against the State, against the Church, against the silence of the medical profession, against the whole machinery of dead institutions of the past, the woman of today arises." — Margaret Sanger

"Even if I am simply one more woman laying one more brick in the foundation of a new and more humane world, it is enough to make me rise eagerly from my bed each morning and face the challenge of breaking the historic silence that has held women captive for so long." — Judy Chicago

"If I had been a quiet, polite, and measured woman, I would not have got to the top." — Theresa Gattung

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"Maybe a young woman will go see a show by a woman, or starring a woman about women's issues, and that will help her get to that quiet place inside of herself where she can then explore what it means to be a woman to her." — Laura Benanti

Margaret Sang’s quote: "Against the State, against the Church, against the silence of the medical profession, against the whole machinery of dead institutions of the past, the woman of today arises." | Image: AmoDays

Margaret Sang’s quote: "Against the State, against the Church, against the silence of the medical profession, against the whole machinery of dead institutions of the past, the woman of today arises." | Image: AmoDays

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"I've held my silence when I probably shouldn't have. But I was in the minority, a woman writing SF, and I was afraid of career backlash. I was afraid of being excluded or losing opportunities if I didn't play nice." — Ann Aguirre

Quotes on the Depth of Her Silence

"Silence is exhilarating at first—as noise is—but there is a sweetness to silence outlasting exhilaration, akin to the sweetness of listening and the velvet of sleep." — Edward Hoagland

"The inner woman is the source of healing. The inner woman is the source of silence. The inner woman is the source of love. The inner woman is the source of belongingness with life. Embracing the inner man and woman is to discover our inner roots and wings." — Swami Dhyan Giten

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"Patricia smiled, and we walked in silence for a while. But it wasn't a poisonous silence. It was the sort of silence shared by two people who're comfortable enough not to force a conversation ahead of its logical progression. I found this woman's company to be incredibly soothing." — Jordan Belfort

"Every woman must own her story; otherwise, we are all part of the silence." — Zainab Salbi

Nikki Rowe’s quote: "Your intuition won't fail you, the quest, dear; is to silence your mind so you can feel your way home." | Image: AmoDays

Nikki Rowe’s quote: "Your intuition won't fail you, the quest, dear; is to silence your mind so you can feel your way home." | Image: AmoDays

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"I fear silence because it leads me to myself, a self I may not wish to confront. It asks that I listen. And in listening, I am taken to an unknown place. Silence leaves me alone in a place of feeling. It is not necessarily a place of comfort." — Terry Tempest Williams

"When a man and woman are in love, some decisions and questions are answered in silence." — Mitra June

"Silence heals; silence soothes; silence comforts; silence purifies; silence revitalizes us." — Dada JP Vaswani

Edward Hoagland’s quote: "Silence is exhilarating at first—as noise is—but there is a sweetness to silence outlasting exhilaration, akin to the sweetness of listening and the velvet of sleep." | Image: AmoDays

Edward Hoagland’s quote: "Silence is exhilarating at first—as noise is—but there is a sweetness to silence outlasting exhilaration, akin to the sweetness of listening and the velvet of sleep." | Image: AmoDays

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More Quotes on a Woman's Silence

"When a woman who has much to say says nothing, her silence can be deafening." — Margaret Landon

"Woman, to women, silence is the best ornament." — Sophocles

"Every woman needed a husband, even if he did silence the song in her." — Khaled Hosseini

Dada JP Vaswani’s quote: “Silence heals; silence soothes; silence comforts; silence purifies; silence revitalizes us.“ | Image: AmoDays

Dada JP Vaswani’s quote: “Silence heals; silence soothes; silence comforts; silence purifies; silence revitalizes us.“ | Image: AmoDays

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"In June, Deacon noticed a pattern where Thursday was concerned. Woman, fight, brood alone in angry silence, rinse, and repeat." — Mercy Celeste

"You're a quiet, beautiful woman in a loud, ugly place. An orchid among weeds. You define obvious." — Lynn Viehl

"It is a destiny of a woman to suffer in silence." — Vikas Swarup

"Just because a woman is silent does not mean she agrees." — Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Sulagna’s quote: "Don't treat a woman's silence as her weakness. Treat it like the calm before the storm." | Image: AmoDays

Sulagna’s quote: "Don't treat a woman's silence as her weakness. Treat it like the calm before the storm." | Image: AmoDays

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While many women know how to use silence for their benefit, some still struggle to use their voices out of fear of how they will be perceived. Loud? Bossy? Too opinionated? It is sometimes difficult to get these voices out of their heads and find their own.

One of the best ways to learn how to do something is to watch and become inspired by someone who has already mastered the art of the skill you are interested in. If you are a woman who is struggling to find your voice, you should read these 92 empowerment quotes from legendary women to help reclaim your power.

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