The Virtue of Having Nothing to Say

Gilles Deleuze: “The problem is no longer getting people to express themselves, but providing little gaps of solitude and silence in which they might eventually find something to say. Repressive forces don’t stop people from expressing themselves, but rather force them to express themselves. What a relief to have nothing to say, the right to say nothing, because only then is there a chance of framing the rare, or ever rarer, the thing that might be worth saying.”
(Open access: Deleuze, Gilles. 1995. Negotiations. Columbia University Press. P. 129)

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One Response to The Virtue of Having Nothing to Say

  1. I always say that doing nothing and saying nothing for a period of time everyday is an actionable event.:)

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