Noise Quotes

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.

I suppose it never hurts to be reminded that none of us are that far away from larceny. Actually, it’s the people who make the most righteous moral noises that I worry about the most.

Never allow gradually the traffic to smother with noise and fog the flowering of the spirit.

It is loneliness that makes the loudest noise. This is as true of men as of dogs.

A slight sound at evening lifts me up by the ears, and makes life inexpressibly serene and grand. It may be in Uranus, or it may be in the shutter.

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.