Drive.

Gottcha. This post is not about driving at all.

It’s about the Nicolas Refn film Drive starring Ryan Gosling. As anyone who has seen this film knows, Ryan’s character is a man of very few word. In an interview I saw on imdb.com, Ryan explains that the audience is smart enough to know when two characters are in love, without them actually saying anything. As some guy probably said at one point, sometimes the best thing to  say is nothing at all.

And now for some more quotes on silence:

“The true genius shudders at incompleteness – and usually prefers silence to saying something which is not everything it should be.”  -Edgar Allan Poe

“Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech.”  -Martin Farquhar Tupper

“Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.”  -Josh Billings

And my personal favorite: “Don’t speak unless you can improve on the silence.”  -Spanish Proverb

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