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  Silence - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A two-minute silence is held at 11am, "the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month" (the time at which the armistice became effective), both on Armistice Day itself and on Remembrance Sunday.
The normal British convention is two minutes of silence (though Buckingham Palace suggested one minute for Diana, Princess of Wales on 6 September 1997).
There were international silences of three minutes on 15 March 2004 for the 11 March 2004 Madrid train bombings, and on 5 January 2005 for the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Silence   (512 words)

  
 Moment of silence - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A moment of silence is the expression for a period of silent contemplation, prayer, reflection, or meditation.
Similar to flying a flag at half-mast, a moment of silence is often a gesture of respect, particularly in mourning for those who have recently died or as part of a commemoration ceremony of a tragic historical event.
A moment of silence may be accompanied by other acts of symbolic significance, such as the tolling of bells, the release of doves or balloons, or a performance of the Last Post.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Moment_of_silence   (647 words)

  
 Right to silence - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The intermingling of the investigative and judicial roles was not formally divided until 1848, when the interrogation of suspects was made solely a police matter, with the establishment of the modern police forces.
The right to silence during actual trial was well established in common law, the defendant was "incompetent" to give evidence and attempts to force answers, such as the efforts of the Star Chamber were judged unlawful - although often later than some individuals may have hoped.
In common law procedural systems the defendant has a right to silence, but if he waives that right to silence he is subject to cross-examination by a professional advocate whose goal it is to present the defendant's statements in the worst possible light.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Right_to_silence   (2109 words)

  
 Silence Quotes - The Quotations Page
Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.
In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness.
Silence propagates itself, and the longer talk has been suspended, the more difficult it is to find anything to say.
www.quotationspage.com /subjects/silence   (507 words)

  
 43. Silence. Edgar Lee Masters. Modern American Poetry
And the silence of a man and a maid,
There is the silence that comes between husband and wife.
And there is the silence of the dead.
www.bartleby.com /104/43.html   (275 words)

  
 Book of Silence
The vulgar depiction of silence is the speech, the text itself.
The idea is to write a book of silence in a certain mode of its possibility.
The Book of Silence is a point somewhere between philosophy and art.
silence.hit.bg   (274 words)

  
 Group Silence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
But this silence was pregnant with the ever-living mystery; and the tentacles of mind and heart groped through it to feel its shape and form and substance....When the guttural Indian voice finally stops there is silence.
And the silence grows round the walls, handed from one to another, until all the silence is one silence, and that silence is the meaning of all.
A soul that is linked by that other silence with all the souls of all the tribal councils which have sat here in the memory of man.
co-intelligence.org /P-silence.html   (551 words)

  
 A. J. V. Chandrakanthan: The Silence of Buddha and his Contemplation of the Truth
Mauna, rendered in English as "silence," was the chief characteristic trait of this path.
Silence is often eulogized as the language of the heart.
It is this pattern of Silence that the early Buddhist sculptors and artists endeavored to convey in their images and replicas of the Buddha.
www.spiritualitytoday.org /spir2day/884025chandrak.html   (3654 words)

  
 Ivan Illich: Silence is a Commons
Silence now ceased to be in the commons; it became a resource for which loudspeakers compete.
As enclosure by the lords increased national productivity by denying the individual peasant to keep a few sheep, so the encroachment of the loudspeaker has destroyed that silence which so far had given each man and woman his or her proper and equal voice.
Silence, according to western and eastern tradition alike, is necessary for the emergence of persons.
www.preservenet.com /theory/Illich/Silence.html   (2522 words)

  
 Thoughts on Silence, by Kathryn Damiano - School of the Spirit
The words of a proud person impose silence on all others so that they alone may be heard.
Silence seems to lack boundaries, it can make us feel that we are not in control.
Silence conveys emptiness so it is harder to accept as real and full in a society that commands us to be satisfied and fulfilled at every moment.
www.quakerinfo.com /silence.shtml   (1074 words)

  
 Remembrance Day - Silence
A Melbourne journalist, Edward George Honey, first proposed a period of silence for national remembrance in a letter published in the London Evening News on 8 May 1919.
The suggestion came to the attention of King George V. After testing the practicality of five minutes silence - a trial was held with five Grenadier Guardsmen standing to attention for the silence - the King issued a proclamation on 7 November 1919 which called for a two-minute silence.
His proclamation requested that "all locomotion should cease, so that, in perfect stillness, the thoughts of everyone may be concentrated on reverent remembrance of the glorious dead".
www.dva.gov.au /commem/rememb/rem_silence.htm   (184 words)

  
 Silence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Endo's "silence" is the silence of God in the face of these awful events.
Endo is working out his doubts and confusion (in addition to this question of silence, for instance, he is very concerned with whether Catholicism can even work in the "swamp of Japan").
Silence is really a simple story, but one that is beautifully told to make us think about things about which we may not want to think.
www.davidkopp.com /reading/silence.htm   (749 words)

  
 Silence (Everything had been said in the saying of nothing)
Silence in this sense, as termination, proposes a mood of ultimacy antithetical to the mood informing the self-conscious artist's traditional serious use of silence (beautifully described by Valéry and Rilke): as a zone of meditation, preparation for spiritual ripening, an ordeal that ends in gaining the right to speak.
Silence is audible to all men, at all times, and in all places.
All sounds are her servants, and purveyors, proclaiming not only that their mistress is, but is a rare mistress, and earnestly to be sought after.
www.lichtensteiger.de /silence.html   (2117 words)

  
 Sounds of Silence - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sounds of Silence is an album by Simon and Garfunkel released January 17, 1966.
The album's title is a slight modification of the title of the duo's first major hit, "The Sound of Silence", which was released previously on the album Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M., and also on the soundtrack to the movie The Graduate.
Second issue: Enlarged title letters, with only the first letter of the words "Sounds" and "Silence" in the album title capitalized.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sounds_of_Silence   (301 words)

  
 New Scientist Breaking News - "Silence machine" zaps unwanted noise
You will soon be able to silence the deafening racket of a road drill or the thumping beat from a nightclub without blocking the sounds you want to hear, according to Selwyn Wright, an engineer at the University of Huddersfield in Yorkshire, UK.
His patented Silence Machine comprises microphones for sound sampling, a powerful computer for generating anti-noise, and loudspeakers for blasting that anti-sound at the incoming noise.
A Silence Machine suitable for use in factories is ready for commercialisation, says Wright, who has spent two years developing the machine with the help of a "smart award" from the UK's Department of Trade and Industry.
www.newscientist.com /article.ns?id=dn2094   (590 words)

  
 Silence Quotes | Silence Quotations | Silence Sayings | Wisdom Quotes
Silence is the true friend that never betrays.
A loving silence often has far more power to heal and to connect than the most well-intentioned words.
Solitude and silence teach me to love my brothers for what they are, not for what they say.
www.wisdomquotes.com /cat_silence.html   (592 words)

  
 Spirituality & Health: Silence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Silence engenders the space called, so evocatively and beautifully by David Steindl-Rast, the Benedictine monk, "God bathing." In God bathing, the body is still, speech is silent, the mind is at peace.
First Pick: The Quiet Room reveals the shadow side of silence as a seven-year-old girl uses it as a weapon to punish her parents who are getting divorced.
Silence is often referred to in terms of space: the immensity inside, the cave of the heart, the oasis of quiet, the inner sanctuary, the interior castle, the sacred center where God dwells.
www.spiritualityhealth.com /newsh/items/blank/item_206.html   (590 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | UK | Three-minute silence for victims
The three-minute silence was suggested by the Luxembourg EU presidency last week.
A spokesman for the Church of England said the silence would give people of all religions the opportunity to grieve for both the victims of the earthquake and those left homeless.
He added that the public's response to a silence after the 11 September 2001 disaster showed they remain relevant and effective in the modern era.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/uk/4146153.stm   (684 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Silence
Pythagoras imposed a strict rule of silence on his disciples; the vestal virgins also were bound to severe silence for long years.
As an aid to the practice of good, for we keep silence with man, in order the better to speak with God, because an unguarded tongue dissipates the soul, rendering the mind almost, if not quite, incapable of prayer.
The practice of silence involves much self-denial and restraint, and is therefore a wholesome penance, and as such is needed by all.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/13790a.htm   (562 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Books: Silence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
"Silence" is set in sixteenth century Japan, where Portuguese missionaries must contend with traders from rival European nations and the persecution of Christians by Japanese feudal lords.
"Silence" makes use of several narrative approaches, third person omniscient at the beginning and ending, while the middle portion of the novel is written in the style of a diary and letters from Rodrigues' point of view.
Silence is an excellent book based on the trials of a Catholic Priest attempting to do missionary work in Japan in the early 17th century.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0800871863?v=glance   (1710 words)

  
 Paying for the sound of silence / Apple's iTunes selling tracks with nothing on them
Silence may be golden, but now, thanks to iTunes, it can be downloaded for a mere 99 cents.
Among the other silent tracks are "Silence," by Ciccone Youth, off "The Whitey Album," "Silence" by Bill Schaeffer, from the album "Grain of Sand," and "One Minute of Silence" by Project Grudge, which is offered only as a single-song download.
Apple said most of the songs are there because the artists wanted silence to be part of the albums and because the recording industry provided the songs to Apple as sellable tracks.
sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2004/02/06/BUGMD4QA901.DTL   (497 words)

  
 Review: The Silence of the Lambs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Although The Silence of the Lambs is brilliantly constructed and powerfully acted, and became one of the most recognizable thrillers of the '90s, it was neither the best movie of the year (a citation I would award to Beauty and the Beast) nor even the best thriller (overall, Dead Again impressed me more).
The Silence of the Lambs opens by introducing us to FBI trainee Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster), a brilliant student who has been selected by Jack Crawford (Scott Glenn), the head of the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit, to help in the pursuit of a serial killer called Buffalo Bill, who skins his victims after murdering them.
The Silence of the Lambs may not have been the best thriller of the year, but it was the most chilling and creepy, and there's no denying that the most celebrated aspect of the film - the Clarice/Hannibal connection - could not have been accomplished with greater skill.
movie-reviews.colossus.net /movies/s/silence_lambs.html   (1884 words)

  
 The Day of Silence
The Day of Silence is a day in which people of all sexual orientations and gender identities who support lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights take a vow of silence to recognize and protest the silence that LGBT people face each day.
According to organizers for the Day of Silence Project (contact information at the bottom of this sheet), "the event is designed to raise awareness and protest the silence faced by LGBT people, and offer tools with which to end the silence." The 2005 Day of Silence will be held on April 13th.
At the end of the silence, participants can host a series of follow up events to educate their communities on how to keep the silence from continuing.
www.gsanetwork.org /resources/dos.html   (766 words)

  
 Congregational Silence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The silence is an eloquent appeal to the Source from which our help comes to overflow into our empty cups.
For such silence is like the fragrant incense cloud which ascended from the golden altar in the holy place of the ancient sanctuary.
It is like Mary's silent breaking of the alabaster flask upon her Lord so that the house was filled with the odor of the ointment.
www.tractassociation.org /CongregationalSilence.htm   (997 words)

  
 Code Of Silence - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Women and the Conquest of California, 1542-1840: Codes of Silence
From Jane Richard on the Church's code of silence.
The Codes of Silence: The Terrifying Story of Killer-nurse Charles Cullen
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /code_of_silence.htm   (106 words)

  
 silence Info Page
silence -- Scholarly discussion of the music of John Cage.
Welcome to the silence majordomo mailing list at the University of Virginia.
To see the collection of prior postings to the list, visit the silence Archives.
list.mail.virginia.edu /mailman/listinfo/silence   (281 words)

  
 The Silence of the Lambs - Howard Shore   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Silence of the Lambs - Howard Shore
I could be fair to say that The Silence of the Lambs did for Anthony Hopkins what Star Wars did for Alec Guiness.
Both had always been superb and highly respected actors, but if one were asked to name a film either was in, I suspect that those famous efforts would be the first that spring to mind for most people.
www.soundtrack-express.com /osts/silenceofthelambs.htm   (469 words)

  
 Spiral of Silence Research Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
When the group was asked simple questions concerning the relative lengths of the lines (for example, "Which of these lines is longest?"), the individual under study was faced with having a majority of people blatantly contradict what his own senses were telling him to be true.
The result of this conflict was that, as the spiral of silence theory would predict, nearly one third of all the individuals gave "wrong" answers that matched what everyone else in the group was responding.
Additionally, the very fact that the questions that were asked were about non earth shattering things, like the length of lines, makes me wonder how people will respond when the questions and answers are more important.
oak.cats.ohiou.edu /~eg515298/spiral.htm   (662 words)

  
 The Criterion Collection: Silence, The
Attempting to cope with their alien surroundings, the sisters resort to their personal vices while vying for Johan’s affection, and in so doing sabotage any hope for a future together.
Regarded as one of the most sexually provocative films of its day, Ingmar Bergman’s The Silence offers a brilliant, disturbing vision of emotional isolation in a suffocating spiritual void.
The Silence is presented in its original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.33:1.
www.criterionco.com /asp/release.asp?id=211   (224 words)

  
 Material on Silence - Friends in Christ
Silence is an important part of the ministry of Friends in Christ.
Our basic explanatory piece on the use of silence in worship.
A brief reflection on silence from Mother Teresa.
www.friendsinchrist.net /sil_list.shtml   (132 words)

  
 Aldous Huxley - On Silence
That most popular and influential of all recent inventions, the radio is nothing but a conduit through which pre-fabricated din can flow into our homes.
And where, as in most countries, the broadcasting stations support themselves by selling time to advertisers, the noise is carried from the ear, through the realms of phantasy, knowledge and feeling to the ego's core of wish and desire.
Desirelessness is the condition of deliverance and illumination.
www.stayfreemagazine.org /archives/15/huxley.html   (260 words)

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