Saturday, March 19, 2011

On Silence

"Isn't it lovely?" she sighed, "It's my favorite program- fifteen minutes of silence- and after that theres a half hour of quiet and then an interlude of lull.  Why did you know there are almost as many kinds of stillness as there are sounds?  But, sadly enough, nobody pays attention to them these days." -Norton Juster The Phantom Tollbooth, p.151
This book is a favorite of mine, classic. I never get tired of picking it up and re-reading it. This quote goes on to talk about the loveliest types of silence. 


WordGirl said...

I've never read this book (although my girls have), but this sounds right up my alley. I love some silence!

EJN said...

It's a fun book. It is one of the only one K likes me to read a loud anymore.