As empty vessels make the loudest sound, so they that have the least wit are the greatest babblers.
Do not get excited over the noise you have made.
It is with narrow-souled people as with narrow-necked bottles; the less they have in them, the more noise they make in pouring out.
The worst wheel of the cart makes the most noise.
Noise is the most impertinent of all forms of interruption. It is not only an interruption, but a disruption of thought. Of course, where there is nothing to interrupt, noise will not be particularly painful.
Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation… Tooting, howling, screeching, booming, crashing, whistling, grinding, and trilling bolster his ego. His anxiety subsides. His inhuman void spreads monstrously […]
The English may not like music, but they absolutely love the noise it makes.
Noise, n. A stench in the ear. Undomesticated music. The chief product and authenticating sign of civilization.
Phonograph, n. An irritating toy that restores life to dead noises.
Ignorant people think it’s the noise which fighting cats make that is so aggravating, but it ain’t so; it’s the sickening grammar they use.