My roommate (a teacher) left open this week’s Newsweek with a movie review of the French film, The Class, that began with this quote, tattooed on one of the students and dubiously attributed to the Qu’ran:
If your words are less important than silence, keep quiet.
Which sounds suspiciously similar to the Buddhist quote:
Do not speak—unless it improves on silence
Trying to google through Christian quotations, I found little in the way of direct quotations, though lots of interpretation.
Did you hear about the deaf girl The one whose song’s gone number one Three minutes of silence on the radio It’s the best damn gift for everyone