Unspoken Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Unspoken Quotes from Mike Birbiglia, Pamela Stephenson, Douglas Coupland, Jonathan Levine, Aaron McGruder. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

After I perform 'My Girlfriend's Boyfriend,' it takes a

After I perform ‘My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend,’ it takes a lot out of me emotionally; and, at the end of it, I feel like I know the audience and the audience knows me. It’s this weird unspoken bond that we’ll kind of always have with each other.
Mike Birbiglia
I’ve really written my books for my husband and our family. They’ve brought us closer together by allowing us to discuss things that were unspoken for so long.
Pamela Stephenson
Is there anything in the world more annoyingly creepy than an unspoken dress code?
Douglas Coupland
I love subverting expectations or playing with the sort of unspoken kind of connections that the audience has.
Jonathan Levine
I cannot be made into the commentator for the unspoken black masses.
Aaron McGruder
To admit regret is to understand that we are fallible – that there are powers beyond us. To admit regret is to lose control not only of a difficult past but of the very story we tell about our present. To admit sincere and abiding regret is one of our greatest but unspoken contemporary sins.
David Whyte
Many people don’t know that all Grammy awards are not created equal. An unspoken hierarchy exists in many circles, and some categories are more respected than others.
The unspoken thing, the elephant in the room, is the war against terrorism, it’s tainting everything.
Joanne Liu
Donald Trump’s election was a watershed moment. Even those like me, who had previously pulled levers for candidates of both parties, felt that Mr. Trump had not only violated all sense of common decency, but, alarmingly, that he seemed to have no idea that there even existed such an unspoken code of civility and dignity.
Bari Weiss
I always think there’s this thing, when you live in New York, like, this unspoken agreement between everyone who lives there, like, ‘We’re sticking this out. It’s the hardest place to live, but it’s the best city in the world, so we are all going to do this together.’
Jennifer Konner
One of the reasons I like to teach is that I like to pass things on. That’s an unspoken law of show business.
Ann Reinking
A saint is tolerant and is attentive to the pleadings of other human beings, not only to spoken messages but to unspoken messages as well.
Russell M. Nelson
We all have thoughts and feelings that we believe are fundamental to our lives but that are better left unspoken.
Adam Grant
Growing up in eastern Turkey, I was not really involved with the family business – sheep and cow farming, yogurt and cheese making. But I think I learned from my father the unspoken business language or instincts that go back thousands of years.
Hamdi Ulukaya
The reality is that companies are full of things that are left unspoken. And even when they are out in the open, the CEO is almost always the last to know.
Jason Fried
As President Trump quickly moved to limit immigration, civil rights, and environmental protections, I felt fear for my young children, and guilt, too – as if I’d somehow betrayed the unspoken contract all parents make to give our children a better life than ourselves.
Laura Moser
There are certain vulnerabilities and insecurities that go along with not being linked to another person in a contractual way, even if it’s an unspoken contract. People in New York manage that pretty well. I prefer choice and desire over convention and limitation.
Jamie Johnson
There were only 170 neurologists in Britain then and, whether spoken or unspoken, there was this insidious feeling. How can Bannister, a mere athlete, probably spoilt by all the publicity and fame, dare aspire to neurology? But I’d done a lot of research, and my academic record was very good.
Roger Bannister
I’ll admit a little something: If I go to one of those hotels where there’s, like, a $50 omelet, I’m taking the silverware home with me. I’m not saying it’s right. I just feel like it’s an unspoken agreement where the mug and the silverware are just part of the deal.
Timothy Olyphant
Your internal dialogue has got to be different from what you say. And, you know, in film, hopefully that registers and speaks volumes. It’s always the unspoken word and what’s happening behind someone’s eyes that makes it so rich.
Viola Davis
In society, we have these unspoken rules of conduct, these ‘shoulds.’ Even though we pride ourselves on being a democracy, there are all these ways we say you ‘should’ behave. But what if you’re living your life by the ‘shoulds’ and you’re not really living your life?
Chris Noth
That was very difficult for me on ‘American Idol’ to feel like I had to be a certain way. It wasn’t that the producers were saying that you shouldn’t be gay or whatever, but there was this unspoken energy around saying you have to appeal to Middle America, and Middle America at that point was not ready for all that.
Todrick Hall
No matter what you say in carefully chosen sentences, girls will detect both the spoken and unspoken messages.
Megan Shull
It does our Muslim compatriots no favors to fuel suspicions and leave things unspoken.
Marine Le Pen
Families always have these unspoken dramas, and at holidays, everyone is supposed to sit down and pretend that none of that is going on.
Richard LaGravenese
It is important to understand the continuing, confused fascination with the Second World War. For most of us, the great unspoken question is how would we have behaved in the face of danger and when forced to make major moral choices.
Antony Beevor
It is the unspoken ethic of all magicians to not reveal the secrets.
David Copperfield
So much of the deep lingering sadness over President Kennedy’s assassination is about the unfinished promise: unspoken speeches, unfulfilled hopes, the wondering about what might have been.
Marian Wright Edelman
There’s this unspoken assumption when you’re the child of a doctor that nothing is ever wrong with you – or at least nothing horrendous enough to warrant your father leaving work.
Jenny Mollen
Comedy is just an unspoken language. Everybody understands it. Funny is funny. When it’s not funny, they’ll let you know.
Jo Koy
Giving shape to a painful experience is powerful because it helps us to see, first, how we got through it; second, how we can share it. The experience doesn’t stay trapped within us, unspoken, curdling – instead, the art of arranging and transforming it reduces the burden. It no longer belongs to only you.
Karen Bender
I violated, apparently, an unspoken rule that we are supposed to take care of our own. Frankly, if that invites discomfort, I welcome it. I don’t think there’s enough discomfort in journalism, especially in Washington.
Mark Leibovich
It is a dark, unspoken truth that the powerful – the ‘ruling class’ – make up the rules as they go along.
Marilyn Ferguson
There’s an unspoken rule in affluent circles that suggests you can always define an individual’s status by measuring his or her proximity to the most influential person in the room. And as the maxim goes, closer is always better.
Jamie Johnson
The history of racial violence in our country is both omnipresent and unspoken. It is a smog that surrounds us that few will admit is there.
Clint Smith
The unspoken word never does harm.
Lajos Kossuth
Politics feels, on what I have seen of it, like joining a tribe, and a lot of it is about unspoken ways of behaving.
Rory Stewart
Many of the people who are most considered anti-American would love to partake of the American dream: the unspoken slogan of many protesters outside U.S. embassies abroad is really: ‘Yankee go home, but take me with you.’
Shashi Tharoor
Probably only an art-worlder like me could assign deeper meaning to something as simple and silly as Tebowing. But, to us, anytime people repeat a stance or a little dance, alone or together, we see that it can mean something. Imagistic and unspoken language is our thing.
Jerry Saltz
I did have quite a different upbringing to a lot of my peers. We all have a sort of code that we get, especially as Beatles kids. It’s an unspoken sort of word of understanding. But I’m comfortable around a lot of different types of people.
Stella McCartney
The Heaneys were aristocrats, in the sense that they took for granted a code of behavior that was given and unspoken. Argumentation, persuasion, speech itself, for God’s sake, just seemed otiose and superfluous to them.
Seamus Heaney
Even for natives, French satire is rarely laugh-out-loud funny. Its unspoken punch line is typically that things have gone irrevocably wrong, and the government is to blame.
Pamela Druckerman
There’s an unspoken rule post-Cold War American Presidents have used when describing the awesome power of our nuclear arsenal; the more devastating the ability to destroy the enemy, the more restrained the language should be.
Rick Wilson
There’s this unspoken club where you say to each other: Oh God, if they only knew how ordinary I was, they wouldn’t be interested. That includes movie stars and politicians.
Margot Kidder