“For me, silence had always been another form of communication. After all, you can tell so much just by looking at a person. At home we always knew about each other even if we didn’t talk about ourselves all the time. I encountered a lot of silence elsewhere as well. There was the silence that was self-imposed, because you could never say what you really thought.” – Herta Müller, who won the 2009 Nobel Prize for literature, on the significance of what characters in her novels don’t say.
4 thoughts on “Quote of the day”
After clicking on the link, I see why she had to keep silent. Beautiful quote.
It’s amazing how many great works have arisen from people suffering under authoritarian regimes.
I see you read more than sci-fi and fantasy.
Yep. I love all good writing.