Quotes from Silent Melody

Mary Balogh ·  361 pages

Rating: (2.2K votes)


“Idleness was so often despised. And yet it was on idleness, she knew, that one touched meaning and peace.”
― Mary Balogh, quote from Silent Melody


“Even at its darkest moment, life was a precious gift.”
― Mary Balogh, quote from Silent Melody


“It takes chracter to refuse a man you love more dearly than life merely because marrying him would be the wrong thing to do.”
― Mary Balogh, quote from Silent Melody


“Ah, those eyes," he said. "They can speak volumes, but sometimes even I cannot translate the language. And we never did invent enough signs for deeper thoughts and feelings.”
― Mary Balogh, quote from Silent Melody


“Perhaps we should do the learning - and learn not to communicate, or to do it in a different way. Now there is a thought. Perhaps we could learn your peace if we could share your silence.”
― Mary Balogh, quote from Silent Melody



“Tis what marriage is all about, madam," he said. "Have you not realized it? 'Tis about discovering unknown facets of the character and experience and taste of one's spouse and learning to adjust one's life accordingly. 'Tis learning to hope that one's spouse is doing the same thing.”
― Mary Balogh, quote from Silent Melody


“But Ashley had always understood. He had always known there was a person behind the silence - not just a person who listened with her eyes and would have responded in similar words if she could have, but one who inhabited a world of her own and lived in it quiet as richly as anyone in his world. With Ashley there had always been a language. There had always been a way of giving him glimpses of herself.”
― Mary Balogh, quote from Silent Melody


“Gifts were dangerous things, she thought. Sometimes one succeeded only in taking far more than one gave.”
― Mary Balogh, quote from Silent Melody


“She wondered if she would have tumbled into love with him during the past week if her heart had been whole, if her soul had no been shattered long ago. She rather thought she might have. But a heart and soul could not be mended by the power of the will, she had discovered over seven years. And so she had accepted reality and moved on.”
― Mary Balogh, quote from Silent Melody


“He would never know know her. Such intimacy but no communication, because words - even if she could speak or write them - could never explain her world to him.”
― Mary Balogh, quote from Silent Melody



“That was the heart of the difference, she thought. In her world she had learned to be . Other people seemed to gain their sense of identity and worth from doing.
― Mary Balogh, quote from Silent Melody


“It was hard to leave. But it was impossible to stay. He was leaving from choice because he was young and energetic and adventurous and had long wanted to carve a life of his own.
He was going to new possibility, new dreams. But he was leaving behind places and people. And though, being young, he was sure he would see them all again some day, he knew too that many years might pass before he did so.
It was not easy to leave.”
― Mary Balogh, quote from Silent Melody


“There was at least as much to learn as there was to be taught.”
― Mary Balogh, quote from Silent Melody


“She was not sure that her deafness had strengthened her character. She was not even sure she had met a challenge. A silent world was as natural to her as a noisy one must be to them, she reflected. But people tended to assume that deaf persons could function as people only if they learned to conform to a world of sound. What about the challenge of silence? Very few people of hearing ever accepted it or even knew that there was a challenge there. People of hearing feared silence...”
― Mary Balogh, quote from Silent Melody


“Leave love to take its course.”
― Mary Balogh, quote from Silent Melody



“It was in idleness that one came face-to-face with the I AM. With simple, elemental Being.”
― Mary Balogh, quote from Silent Melody


About the author

Mary Balogh
Born place: Swansea, Wales, The United Kingdom
See more on GoodReads

Popular quotes

“Every book, every volume you see here, has a soul. The soul of the person who wrote it and of those who read it and lived and dreamed with it. Every time a book changes hands, every time someone runs his eyes down its pages, its spirit grows and strengthens.”
― Carlos Ruiz Zafón, quote from The Shadow of the Wind


“No one really starts anything new, Mrs. Nemur. Everyone builds on other men's failures. There is nothing really original in science. What each man contributes to the sum of knowledge is what counts.”
― Daniel Keyes, quote from Flowers for Algernon


“So I walked back to my room and collapsed on the bottom bunk, thinking that if people were rain, I was drizzle and she was a hurricane.”
― John Green, quote from Looking for Alaska


“Most murders are committed by someone who is known to the victim. In fact, you are most likely to be murdered by a member of your own family on Christmas day.”
― Mark Haddon, quote from The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time


“Who're you going with, then?" said Ron.
"Angelina," said Fred promptly, without a trace of embarrassment.
"What?" said Ron, taken aback. "You've already asked her?"
"Good point," said Fred. He turned his head and called across the common room, "Oi! Angelina!"
Angelina, who had been chatting with Alicia Spinnet near the fire, looked over at him.
"What?" She called back.
"Want to come to the ball with me?"
Angelina gave Fred a sort of appraising look.
"All right, then," she said, and she turned back to Alicia and carried on chatting with a bit of a grin on her face.
"There you go," said Fred to Harry and Ron, "piece of cake.”
― J.K. Rowling, quote from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire


Interesting books

The Secret Keeper
(109.2K)
The Secret Keeper
by Kate Morton
Wide Sargasso Sea
(48.9K)
Wide Sargasso Sea
by Jean Rhys
Ten Tiny Breaths
(62.7K)
Ten Tiny Breaths
by K.A. Tucker
Fifth Business
(14.3K)
Fifth Business
by Robertson Davies
Magic's Pawn
(21.4K)
Magic's Pawn
by Mercedes Lackey
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
(223.4K)
Hotel on the Corner...
by Jamie Ford

About BookQuoters

BookQuoters is a community of passionate readers who enjoy sharing the most meaningful, memorable and interesting quotes from great books. As the world communicates more and more via texts, memes and sound bytes, short but profound quotes from books have become more relevant and important. For some of us a quote becomes a mantra, a goal or a philosophy by which we live. For all of us, quotes are a great way to remember a book and to carry with us the author’s best ideas.

We thoughtfully gather quotes from our favorite books, both classic and current, and choose the ones that are most thought-provoking. Each quote represents a book that is interesting, well written and has potential to enhance the reader’s life. We also accept submissions from our visitors and will select the quotes we feel are most appealing to the BookQuoters community.

Founded in 2023, BookQuoters has quickly become a large and vibrant community of people who share an affinity for books. Books are seen by some as a throwback to a previous world; conversely, gleaning the main ideas of a book via a quote or a quick summary is typical of the Information Age but is a habit disdained by some diehard readers. We feel that we have the best of both worlds at BookQuoters; we read books cover-to-cover but offer you some of the highlights. We hope you’ll join us.