Quieter Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Quieter Quotes from Anna Faris, Kevin Barry, Lorde, William H. McRaven, Kristin Armstrong. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

I like the idea of sort of playing quieter roles, which

I like the idea of sort of playing quieter roles, which would be refreshing for a minute. It is exhausting being really loud and obnoxious.
Anna Faris
It was quite risky to open the book with one of my quieter stories; I’m kind of trying, I think, to lure readers into a false sense of security and then assault them with a couple really loud, really strange stories.
Kevin Barry
I come from a big, loud family, and I’m the quieter one. Performing is something I have to switch on. I’ve heard I get real sassy onstage, which I’m not in real life! It’s fun to be that person for an hour a night.
I think ninjas are probably quieter than SEALs, but we are better swimmers, and also better with guns and blowing things up.
William H. McRaven
When everything is moving and shifting, the only way to counteract chaos is stillness. When things feel extraordinary, strive for ordinary. When the surface is wavy, dive deeper for quieter waters.
Kristin Armstrong
There was a different ending to ‘New Moon’ originally. It was a much quieter book. It was very much all in Bella’s head.
Stephenie Meyer
I believe that I am a different person off the pitch than I am on it. On the pitch, I am a bit louder, and off the pitch, I am quieter.
Emre Can
It’s funny how people fantasise about your life sometimes. But it’s so much quieter than they think.
Isabelle Adjani
In winter I go skiing on Saturdays and Sundays when the slopes are quieter due to changeover day for tourists, and in summer I hike up into the mountains at sunset, just as the village is settling down to dinner.
Vanessa Mae
I seldom play in a trio, but acoustic music is likely to be lighter, quicker, and quieter.
Bill Bruford
My goal is to get quieter as I get older.
Kid Rock
Everyone goes on about how Bombay is so similar to New York, so I had see what the big deal was. The bustling crowds are the same, but it’s a lot quieter, it’s a lot cleaner, and it’s not humid. I think the energy is very similar to Bombay.
Tena Desae
My hope is that one day I’ll be able to work and have a quieter life, but still a creative life.
James Mercer
It’s funny, I get a little quieter with time. I don’t want to chase my tail and one day repeat myself and repeat myself and one day have kids going to college and not have memories that I should, because I was too busy doing my thing.
Dave Matthews
When I was making ‘Xen,’ I was surprised at how introverted some of the songs were. I wasn’t deliberately trying to go quieter, but I had to embrace it.
If you have removed those people and situations that make your life more drama-like, then you’re definitely a success. After all, who doesn’t enjoy a quieter home and workplace?
John Rampton
Obviously, you have quieter years than others – you don’t go jumping out of a plane every day.
Natalie Dormer
Sunday is the one day I keep reminding myself that I should lay around and take it easy, but because I am O.C.D. and an extreme multitasker, I find it hard to get lazy. I love Sundays for painting because it’s quieter; the gallery is closed, and there are no interruptions.
April Gornik
Character and emotionality don’t always have to be relegated to quieter, more simple constructs.
Kathryn Bigelow
Shyness is about the fear of social judgments – at a job interview or a party you might be excessively worried about what people think of you. Whereas an introvert might not feel any of those things at all, they simply have the preference to be in a quieter setting.
Susan Cain
I suppose that Heartland, Unknown Soldier and Pride and Joy represent not a quieter side but more of a serious side to my work, something I’ve been getting into recently.
Garth Ennis
They weren’t interested in entertainment. They were tough. I learned one trick, which was to be quieter than they were until they had to look at you. It took a lot of agressiveness.
Judy Holliday
I will say that as I get older and calmer and quieter in my own self, the one quality in a woman that I find more and more attractive is kindness. A sense of adventure and humor is important too, but I truly find kindness and consideration for others to be the most attractive thing in anyone.
Colin Farrell
Things come in a quieter way to me. It’s not laziness, and it’s not diffidence. I just know how far you have to bend for work. That’s important for me.
John Hurt
I’m unconventional and eccentric and talk things out, and it seemed that the person I married – maybe in reaction – got quieter and more conventional over time. It felt as if we were putting each other in a straitjacket.
Alexandra Fuller
‘Save the Date’ feels like a quiet story about two sisters and the men in their lives, kind of reminiscent of the quieter rom-coms of the 1990s; it’s very character-driven and not as wedding-focused.
Lizzy Caplan
It is quite hard to relax in London. I always say I’d move somewhere quieter, but I am a bit of a confirmed urbanite now – it crept up on me without me noticing. I always think that I function quite well on my own, unusually so, but then I’m reminded how important people are to me.
Laura Marling
Young girls in particular aren’t given a space to be messy and complicated and express themselves and experiment – they’re told to be a little quieter and a little less than.
Rachel Keller
As I got into high school and after puberty, I was a little more inward. I was a real extrovert when I was little, but I don’t know, I just got quieter… With my friends, I was still an extrovert.
John Mulaney
Nintendo is applying the benefits of advanced technology, but we’re using it to make our machines more power-efficient, quieter, and faster to start.
Satoru Iwata
Our first two records are a lot quieter and more studio-based. We kind of had this feeling like we wanted to make a more quote-unquote ‘rock’ record. Then Patrick joined and really brought a new Herculean power to the band.
Jim James
Perhaps when music has been shouting for so long, a quieter voice seems attractive.
Brian Eno
I love living in L.A. It’s quieter. It’s much more relaxing. I’m living in a house for the first time ever. I have a backyard for the first time ever; a dog for the first time ever. So it’s a lot of firsts, and I love it so much. It’s just so different. It’s a nice change of pace.
Sarah Hyland
I’ve been singing quieter because I live in a thin-walled apartment.
Kim Shattuck
I feel like my mind is a little quieter when I exercise.
Kelly Ripa
Sometimes I get more excited for shows that I know are going to be quieter because it gets me more inspired to be more of a showman and be more of an entertainer and forces me to work harder.
Shawn Mendes
Working on the Samurai sword is very different because your body position has to be very still. It’s a much quieter was of fighting.
Lucy Liu
In a very alert and bright state of society people learn co-operation by themselves, but in older and quieter conditions of laboring enterprise, such a bill as I propose will point out the way to mutual exertion.
Leland Stanford
I do one accent – my own. I can make it louder or quieter. That is the sum total of my vocal range. I thought I could do an American accent until I tried it in front of an American – the expression of horror is still burnt onto my retinas.
John Oliver
Sometimes, when you are not feeling really good is when you tend to write songs because you are internalising everything, and you are examining your thought process, and you are quieter and quite still, so it is when you write things down.
Maria Doyle Kennedy
I think, in a lot of ways, it’s easier to play a smaller room. You can exploit the quieter dynamics you would shy away from in larger venues.
David Sanborn
As far as past men go, I loved Jeff Hardy. He reminds me of my husband in a way. He’s quieter but has a presence in the ring that’s, like, wow.
Brie Bella
When I was talking a lot of trash, a lot of the guys knew that when I started getting serious was when I started getting a little bit quieter. If I started locking up somebody, then I’d start talking even more and I’d talk more aggressive. But once I stopped, they knew I was really serious.
Gary Payton
As I get older, I’m slowing down and, yes, calming down in my desire to be taken seriously. That I can be entertaining and funny and high nervous energy can work against me as a serious composer, slowly but surely you’ll see me be quieter just so that people will listen.
Marvin Hamlisch
People often want the big dramatic works, not the smaller quieter ones, but I don’t worry about how it fits together anymore; I just have to do it. I feel compelled to make a work: it’s like an itch I have to scratch, and once it’s been scratched, it goes away.
Cornelia Parker