Absolute silence leads to sadness. It is the image of death.
I have seen him set fire to his wigwam and smooth over the graves of his fathers... clap his hand in silence over his mouth, and take the last look over his fair hunting ground, and turn his face in sadness to the setting sun.
There is no sound more annoying than the chatter of a child, and none more sad than the silence they leave when they are gone.
Nobody deserves your tears, but whoever deserves them will not make you cry.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Silence is one of the great arts of conversation.
Marcus Tullius Cicero