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"Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut at the right times." - Patrick Rothfuss

"A special skill, like speaking several languages, or keeping your mouth shut in one." - Evan Esar

"You'll regret opening your mouth. You'll rarely regret keeping it shut." - Max Lucado

"In some cases is keeping your mouth shut the best answer." - Dalai Lama

"There's nothing wrong with keeping your mouth shut if you don't have anything nice to say." - Jennifer Weiner

"Shut your damn mouth." - Nick Offerman

"Most men talk too much. Much of my success has been due to keeping my mouth shut." - J. Ogden Armour

"You're almost always better off keeping your mouth shut, but don't let that stop you from popping off." - Andy Rooney

"If A equals success, then the formula is A equals X plus Y and Z, with X being work, Y play, and Z keeping your mouth shut." - Albert Einstein

"Into a mouth shut flies flie not." - George Herbert

"Shut your role and know your mouth." - Mick Foley

"Know your roll and shut your mouth!" - Dwayne Johnson

"Once in a while it happens that I vomit up a bunny... it's not reason for one to blush and isolate oneself and to walk around keeping one's mouth shut." - Julio Cortazar

"no' when no one answered, Derek looked from face to face, then settled his glower in me. 'absolutely not.' 'um, I was the one keeping my mouth shut' I said." - Kelley Armstrong

"(T)here was a story they used to tell at home about a girl whose punishment was that every time she opened her mouth, snakes and toads came out, snakes and toads with every word. The book didn't say what she did about it, but I've always assumed she probably ended up keeping her mouth shut." - Thomas Mann

"Never miss a chance to keep your mouth shut." - Robert Newton Peck

"The voice of experience keeps its mouth shut." - Al Bernstein

"I said shut up once already, with my mouth." - Daniel Woodrell

"To become a master communicator: shut your mouth & listen first." - Rick Warren

"Shut your mouth; open your eyes and ears." - C S Lewis

"I've got to learn to keep my mouth shut." - Gabrielle

"If your mind isn't open, keep your mouth shut too." - Sue Grafton

"Never miss an opportunity to keep your damn mouth shut." - Duff McKagan

"Life is fraught with opportunities to keep your mouth shut." - Winston Churchill

"Keep your mouth shut and your eyes open." - Samuel Palmer

"Not being categorized is like keeping your mouth shut. Categorization is linguistic, people trying to understand each other. Words are misty, language is a fog. I want to be in as many boxes as possible, describe myself as thickly as possible." - Kalan Sherrard

"The people I know who would support [Donald] Trump are keeping their mouths shut." - Junot Diaz

"Sometimes a mind is like a mouth: you just got to shut it." - James Carville

"He looked like he'd just seen the Ghost of You Better Shut Your Mouth..." - Charlaine Harris

"You couldn't keep your mouth shut? I'm calling you Glitterhair from now on. Or Talksalot." - Cinda Williams Chima

"The wise duck keeps his mouth shut when he smells frogs." - Ernest Bramah

"The ability to keep your mouth shut is usually a sign of intelligence" - Holly Goldberg Sloan

"X is work. Y is play. Z is keep your mouth shut." - R. A. Dickson

"When you are in it up to your ears, keep your mouth shut" - Anonymous

"You could' keep your mouth shut? I'm calling you Glitterhair from now on. Or Talksalot." - Cinda Williams Chima

"X + Y + Z X is work. Y is play. Z is keep your mouth shut." - Albert Einstein

"When you feel strain, keep your mouth shut if you can." - Thomas Harris

"When you are in it up to your ears, keep your mouth shut." - Georges Duhamel

"If you keep your mouth shut you will never put your foot in it." - Austin O'Malley

"Knowledge is power only as long as you keep your mouth shut." - Margaret Atwood

"Success = 1 part work + 1 part play + 1 part keep your mouth shut" - Albert Einstein

"It's a free country and I can keep my mouth shut whenever I want" - James Van Der Beek

"Want to shut a racist white guy's mouth. Put him around Super human athletic black dudes." - Godfrey

"I keep my mouth shut now. I've turned into a professional coward." - Hunter S Thompson

"So go on, get angry. But keep your mouth shut and go do your work." - Austin Kleon

"I should just keep me mouth shut, I just upset people." - Alan Moore

"Success comes from keeping the ears open and the mouth closed" - John D Rockefeller

"There is a great deal of trouble in this world which is not caused by people keeping their mouths shut." - Myrtle Reed

"I'm running my mouth a lot and I'm looking for a guy to shut me up. If you don't shut me up, I'm going to keep running my mouth." - Floyd Mayweather Jr

"The husband who wants a happy marriage should learn to keep his mouth shut and his checkbook open." - Groucho Marx

"It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt." - Percy Bysshe Shelley

"You never know what's going to happen in this world. I'll just keep my mouth shut. That's a good idea." - Masahiro Sakurai

"But the day that I die will be the day that I shut my mouth and put down my guitar." - Bradley Nowell

"Knowing when to keep your mouth shut is invariably more important than opening it at the right time." - Malcolm Forbes

"It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt." - Anonymous

"Read and take your nourishment in at your eyes; shut up your mouth and chew the cud of understanding." - William Congreve

"People can tell you to keep your mouth shut, but that doesn't stop you from having your own opinion." - Anne Frank

"If you only ever read one book in your life ... I highly recommend you keep your mouth shut" - Simon Munnery

"Do good even to the wicked; it is as well to shut a dog's mouth with a crumb." - Saadi

"Love with your mouth shut, help without breaking your ass or publicizing it: keep cool, but care." - Thomas Pynchon

"If you feel driven to feed the poor, get your checkbook out and keep your tyrannical mouth shut about it." - Lewis Goldberg

"Pain could be killed. Sadness could not, but the drugs did shut its mouth for a time." - Colson Whitehead

"As for everyone else, unless you have been shot at by the Taliban, shut your mouth, war is hell." - Allen West

"The media should be embarrassed and humiliated and keep its mouth shut and just listen for a while." - Kevin Drum

"I smoke. If this bothers anyone, I suggest you look around at the world in which we live and shut your f-kin' mouth." - Bill Hicks

"Shut your mouth! You dare speak his name with your unworthy lips, you dare besmirch it with your half-blood's tongue, you dare -" - J K Rowling

"If at the cross every sin was covered, Satan's mouth is shut. He has no weapon. He can gum you but his fangs are gone." - John Piper

"The truth is, if you're around long enough, you have a story about everyone. But it's best to keep your mouth shut sometimes." - Willem Dafoe

"Is Hopper celebrating with you?" "Hopper? Why would-" My mouth snapped shut for a few moments. "Oh. I, uh, kind of forgot about him." - Richelle Mead

"I went down with the ship but I kept my mouth shut so I didn't drown like the rest of them." - Anonymous

"See? This is why I'm not religious. I couldn't possibly keep my mouth shut long enough to get along with everyone else." - Jim Butcher

"All you have to do, I tell myself, is keep your mouth shut and look stupid. It shouldn't be that hard." - Margaret Atwood

"I'm asking you, I'm begging you, could you please shut your mouth for just five minutes?" You can imagine the reaction. They ended up in the basement." - Markus Zusak

"The stronger and more intense my desire becomes to capture and record that which is unsayable, the more tightly my mouth stays shut." - Max Beckmann

"In every marriage the wife has to keep her mouth shut about at least one small thing her husband does that disgusts her." - John O'Hara

"Two voices struggled inside me. One that wanted to be good and brave, and one that told the good one to keep her mouth shut." - Stephenie Meyer

"I don't care if it's politics, religion or football. I believe you have to keep opening your mind. And shut your mouth sometimes!" - Tony Gonzalez

"Listening (the first competence of leadership) is not a skill, it is a discipline. All you have to do is keep your mouth shut." - Peter Drucker

"If you are corrupt and you have extra cash you are able to shut the mouth of your accuser and they will be silenced." - Wole Soyinka

"I learned a lot about humility and patience, keeping my mouth shut." - Madonna Ciccone

"Enigmatic - the quality of keeping silent and making people wonder if one is stupid rather than opening one's mouth and removing all doubt." - Mary Jo Putney

"I'm the undisputed champion of keeping my mouth shut and just sitting there like a piece of furniture." - Steve Hamilton

"I have opinions on everything. I'm a stubborn old mule. The biggest problem is keeping my mouth shut." - Mika

"I won this award for keeping my mouth shut, so I think I'll do it again now." - Jane Wyman

"I have a problem keeping my mouth shut. I usually speak my mind. I'm trying to learn my lesson." - Christina Hendricks

"No history is mute. No matter how much they own it, break it, and lie about it, human history refuses to shut its mouth. Despite deafness and ignorance, the time that was continues to tick inside the time that is." - Eduardo Galeano

"You were first-string running back last year. What happened?" - Coach "Stone's mouth happened. It needed to be closed, and I was a little too obliging to shut it." - Nick" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"Everybody gets pinched but you did it right. You told them nothing and they got nothing. You learned the two greatest things in life: Never rat on your friends and always keep your mouth shut." - Nicholas Pileggi

"That is the problem with age and wisdom-it merely shows you how helpless you are. The wiser you become, the more you learn to keep your mouth shut, until eventually the grave silences you forever." - Bill Bonner

"Look, you runny-nosed little runt. You're going to back off right now, or I'm going to rip that safety pin out of your nose and pin your mouth shut." - Dan Brown

"The only thing that holds a marriage together is the husband being big enough to keep his mouth shut, to step back and see where his wife is wrong." - Archie Bunker

"You were first-string running back last year. What happened?" - Coach "Stone's mouth happened. It needed to be closed, and I was a little too obliging to shut it." - Nick" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"Alright, you'll get your bonus, buy play nice with her. Keep your sarcasm to a minimum. (Kyrian) Yes, O Great Lord and Master. Be nice to woman, keep mouth shut. (Nick)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"I say to Floyd Mayweather Jr., don't be a coward and face me in the ring, mano a mano, and shut your big, pretty mouth so we can show the world who is the true king of the ring," - Manny Pacquiao

"Some times I need to apologize, sometimes I need to admit that I ain't right, sometimes I should just keep my mouth shut, or only say hello, sometimes I still feel I'm walking alone." - Billie Joe Armstrong

"How old do you have to get before wisdom descends like a plastic bag over your head and you learn to keep your big mouth shut? Maybe never. Maybe you get more frivolous with age." - Margaret Atwood

"And I'll wash your other clothes. Shall I also order you a new set of leathers?" "Don't-" Wrath shut his mouth. "Sure. That'd be great. And, ah, could you get me some boxers? Black? XXL?" - J.R. Ward

"I've done more for the 9/11 families, by their own admission, I've done more for them than you will ever hope to do so you keep your mouth shut." - Bill O'Reilly

"I was a kid who sometimes got in trouble because I couldn't keep my mouth shut, which turned out to be an advantage when I became an opinion columnist." - Anna Quindlen

"The easiest way to get touch with this universal power is through silent Prayer. Shut your eyes, shut your mouth, and open your heart. This is the golden rule of prayer. Prayer should be soundless words coming forth from the centre of your heart filled with love." - Amit Ray

"I don't think that I'm the smartest guy around, so I'm better off to keep my mouth shut as much as I can rather than opening my mouth and proving to people that I don't know what I'm talking about. I'm more of a leader by example than I am a preacher." - Mark Martin

"Keep your mouth shut, and close up the doors of sight and sound, and as long as you live you will have no vexation. But open your mouth, or become inquisitive, and you will be in trouble all your life long." - Laozi

"It used to be that I could talk to someone in Texas and nobody would hear about it. Now, the moment I open my mouth it's all over the world. The second I say something, guys in Germany know about it. It's basically a wonderful thing because more information is spread, but you have to keep your mouth shut." - Paul Reed Smith

"If A is success in life, then A = x + y + z. Work is x, play is y and z is keeping your mouth shut." - Albert Einstein

"If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut" - Albert Einstein

"Hidan: Hey, look at that, it's my headband! You went to the trouble of picking it up and keeping for me? I'm touched. You're a pretty nice guy, Kakuzu, you knwo that? Kakuzu: Shut up. Let's go. Hidan: Let me put it on at least! Okay, I'm coming. Admit it, you like me a little, doncha? Kakuzu: Either you shut up, or I'll kill you. Hidan: Haha, you're embarrassed! I understand." - Masashi Kishimoto

"The door snicked shut." - Madeline Miller

"Oh, shut up Weatherby." - J K Rowling

"It is true that all of us are the beneficiaries of crimes committed by our ancestors, and it is true that nothing can be done about that now because the victims are dead and the survivors are innocent. These are good reasons for keeping our mouths shut about the past: but tell me, what are our reasons for silence about atrocities still to come?" - Damon Knight

"To keeping silence I resigned My friends would think I was a nut Turning water into wine Open doors would soon be shut So I went from day to day Though my life was in a rut 'Til I thought of what I'd say Which connection I should cut" - Peter Gabriel

"[Photography] is always like a state of grace, like the appearance of something that I hadn't foreseen, that surprises me and stops me. If I only did what I had in mind, there would be no emotion. It would be like keeping one's eyes shut rather than open, like theorizing rather than seeing." - Sarah Moon

"Some people as a result of adversity are sadder, wiser, kinder, more human. Most of us are better, though, when things go better. Knowing when to keep your mouth shut is invariably more important than opening it at the right time. Always listen to a man when he describes the faults of others. Often times, most times, he's describing his own, revealing himself." - Malcolm Forbes

"We aren't allowed to have any opinions. People can tell you to keep your mouth shut, but it doesn't stop you having your own opinion. Even if people are still very young, they shouldn't be prevented from saying what they think." - Anne Frank

"Enough," Curran said. An unmistakable command saturated his voice. Jim clicked his mouth shut. I crossed my arms. "I'm sorry, is this the part where I fall to my knees and shiver in fear, Your Furriness? Silly me, I didn't get the memo." - Ilona Andrews

"If he had his wits about him Bunny would surely keep his mouth shut; but now, with his subconscious mind knocked loose from its perch and flapping in the hollow corridors of his skull as erratically as a bat, there was no way to be sure of anything he might do." - Donna Tartt

"Folks don't like to have somebody around knowing more than they do. It aggravates em. You're not gonna change any of them by talking right, they've got to want to learn themselves, and when they don't want to learn there's nothing you can do but keep your mouth shut or talk their language." - Harper Lee

"Stop a minute and listen. I know I'm asking the impossible from you, but for once in your life, shut your mouth and open your ears." "I'm not the one talking." Kyrian snarled at him. "Don't get smart with me." "You want me stupid?" "Nick...." - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"I was a weird kid because I liked to be alone, but I craved attention. It was important for me to be cool, but I couldn't keep my mouth shut. So I was either talking for the sake of talking, or I was curled up with a book somewhere hiding from everyone." - Anthony Jeselnik

"Can't you just keep your big mouth shut?" Brian said furiously to Nan. He pointed to Chrestomanci. "How do we know he's safe? For all we know, he could be the devil that you summoned up!" "Oh, you flatter me, Brian," Chrestomanci said." - Diana Wynne Jones

"But I love you, " he whispered. "Doesn't that matter?" "Of course it matters. So much. Can't you see? That only makes it more... necessary." His eyes flashed open. "Is it so unbearable to have me love you? Is that it? I can keep my mouth shut, Wanda. I won't say it again. You can be with Jared, if that's what you want. Just stay." - Stephenie Meyer

"But I love you, " he whispered. "Doesn't that matter?" "Of course it matters. So much. Can't you see? That only makes it more... necessary." His eyes flashed open. "Is it so unbearable to have me love you? Is that it? I can keep my mouth shut, Wanda. I won't say it again. You can be with Jared, if that's what you want. Just stay." - Stephenie Meyer

"You like rock? Little boy, I'm not your friend. I'm not your Dark-Hunter and I'm not your friggin" date. You only speak to me when I ask you a question. Otherwise you keep your mouth shut, your eyes off me, and you might live long enough to get me to the French Quarter. (Zarek)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"Nobody tells her to shut up. It would be pointless. Amy has a large heart and an even larger mouth. When it rains, Amy rescues worms off the sidewalk. When you get tired of having a secret, you tell Amy. Understand: Amy isn't that much stupider than anyone else in the story. It's just that she thinks out loud." - Kelly Link

"The one thing I learned is not to say anything about my own paintings. Keep my mouth shut. You'll never stop hearing what you said. It will come back to you again and again, people will always tell you about it. Even if you were the source of what's wrong with it." - Frank Stella

"The only clothes Amanda has are the ones on her back. (Kyrian) From what I saw, she had no clothes whatsoever on her back. Her front neither. (Nick) One day, Gaitor bait... (Kyrian) Note to self- be nice to woman, keep mouth shut. (Nick)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"His embarassment would have pleased me, but once he recovered, there would be that awkward period that sometimes culminates in a handshake. I didn't want to touch these people's hands or see things from their point of view, I just wanted to continue hating them. So I kept my mouth shut and stared off into space." - David Sedaris

"But all that is warm will go cold. My ears will fall off and my eyes will melt. My mouth will be clamped shut. My lips will turn to glue. ...No taste or smell or touch or sound.Nothing to look at. Total emptiness for ever." - Jenny Downham

"When Jerry Lewis and I were big, we used to go to parties, and everybody thought I was big-headed and stuck up, and I wasn't. It was because I didn't know how to speak good English, so I used to keep my mouth shut." - Dean Martin

"Fortunately, however, birds don't understand pep talks. Not even St. Francis'. Just imagine, he went on, preaching sermons to perfectly good thrushes and goldfinches and chiff-chaffs! What presumption! Why couldn't he have kept his mouth shut and let the birds preach to him?" - Aldous Huxley

"You like rock? Little boy, I'm not your friend. I'm not your Dark-Hunter and I'm not your friggin' date. You only speak to me when I ask you a question. Otherwise you keep your mouth shut, your eyes off me, and you might live long enough to get me to the French Quarter. (Zarek)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"Good beats upon the damned incessantly as sound waves beat on the ears of the deaf, but they cannot receive it. Their fists are clenched, their teeth are clenched, their eyes fast shut. First they will not, in the end they cannot, open their hands for gifts, or their mouth for food, or their eyes to see." - C S Lewis

"Helda's been trying to impress me with the embroidery on the sheets. One more minute and I thought I might use them to hang myself." "My mother did the embroidery," Bittterblue said. Katsa clapped her mouth shut and glared at Helda. "Thank you, Helda, for mentioning that detail." - Kristin Cashore

"I recently found myself going through a period of uncertainty about my future as a performer, my status as a personality, the believability of my Christian witness and the knowledge of God's will in my life. I felt a force bigger than myself saying, 'Lay back. Take it easy. Study hard. Read your bible. Think, write and keep your mouth shut for awhile.'" - Johnny Cash

"Keep on keeping on!!!" - Joel Osteen

"I learned that when something just has to be said to move the discussion along, or broaden it or deepen it, if I can just keep my mouth shut for five minutes a student will say it. So for me a lot of teaching is about keeping my mouth shut." - Greil Marcus

"Shut up. Just shut up. You had me at 'hello'." - Renee Zellweger

"Shut up and say something." - Moe Howard

"Shut off the internal bashing." - Melody Carlson

"I matched my heated tone with one of pure ice. "I believe I did attempt to relate to you the facts of my calls and you interrupted me with a rather magnificent display of temper much as you are doing now. If you do not have all the facts of the case perhaps you have no one but yourself to blame." Brisbane opened his mouth and shut it with a snap. His mouth remained closed but I could hear him muttering under his breath. "What are you saying?" "I am counting. To one hundred. In Cantonese." - Deanna Raybourn

"Failure is just part of the process, and it's not just okay; it's better than okay. God doesn't want failure to shut us down. God didn't make it a three-strikes-and-you're-out sort of thing. It's more about how God helps us dust ourselves off so we can swing for the fences again. And all of this without keeping a meticulous record of our screw-ups." - Bob Goff

"The Baptists believe in The Right to Life before you're born. They also believe in Life After Death, but that is a privilege and you have to earn it by spending the interim in guilt-ridden misery. At an early age I decided that living a life of pious misery in the hope of going to heaven when it's over is a lot like keeping your eyes shut all through a movie in the hope of getting your money back at the end." - A Whitney Brown

"I was thinking, I could turn him into a fly and drop him into a spider's web and watch him tangled and helpless and struggling, shut into the body of a dying buzzing fly; I could wish him dead until he died.I could fasten him to a tree and keep him there until he grew into the trunk and bark grew over his mouth. if he was under the ground I could walk over him stamping my feet." - Shirley Jackson

"Now, if I could get Mark to put down his phone and stop taking breaks, we'd be able to finish up before Oprah comes on." - Bubba "Bubba, what are you going to do when they cancel her show?" - Caleb "Shut your mouth, boy. That's sacrilege in this store. You talk like that, and I'll toss you through the window like an old-timey hobo in a Western." - Bubba" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"At the stair-foot Hephaistion was waiting. He happened to be there, as he happened to have a ball handy if Alexander wanted a game, or water if he was thirsty; not by calculation, but in a constant awareness by which no smallest trifle was missed. Now, when he came down the stairs with a shut mouth and blue lines under his eyes, Hephaistion received some mute signal he understood, and fell into step beside him." - Mary Renault

"An open mind, in questions that are not ultimate, is useful. But an open mind about the ultimate foundations either of Theoretical or of Practical Reason is idiocy. If a man's mind is open on these things, let his mouth at least be shut. He can say nothing to the purpose. Outside the Tao there is no ground for criticizing either the Tao or anything else." - C S Lewis

"Now, if I could get Mark to put down his phone and stop taking breaks, we"d be able to finish up before Oprah comes on." - Bubba "Bubba, what are you going to do when they cancel her show?" - Caleb "Shut your mouth, boy. That's sacrilege in this store. You talk like that, and I"ll toss you through the window like an old-timey hobo in a Western." - Bubba" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"It is thought strange and particularly shocking by some persons for a woman to question the absolute correctness of the Bible. She is supposed to be able to go through this world with her eyes shut, and her mouth open wide enough to swallow Jonah and the Garden of Eden without making a wry face... Of all human beings a woman should spurn the Bible first." - Helen H. Gardener

"He made a sound like a choked laughed before he reached out and pulled her into her arms. She was aware of Luke watching them from the window, but she shut her eyes resolutely and buried her face against Jace's shoulder. He smelled of salt and blood, and only when his mouth came close to her ear did she understand what he was saying, and it was the simplest litany of all: her name, just her name." - Cassandra Clare

"Magnus looked at her meditatively. 'I think,' he said, 'there isn't much that Jace wouldn't do for you, if you asked him.' Clary opened her mouth and then shut it again. She thought of the way Magnus had always seemed to know how Alec felt about Jace, how Simon felt about her. Her feelings for Jace must be written on her face even now, and Magnus was an expert reader. She glanced away." - Cassandra Clare

"I'd thought once, actually, of taking your mind, if you asked. I'd thought I could help you fall asleep at night." He opened his mouth to say something. Shut it again. His face closed for a moment, his unreadable mask falling into place. He spoke softly. "But that wouldn't be fair; for after I slept you'd be left awake, with no one to help you sleep." - Kristin Cashore



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