|Painting by Henri LeBasque|
"Solitude and silence are guests of the soul. The soul that possesses them carries them with it everywhere. The one that lacks them finds them nowhere. In order to re-enter silence, it is not enough to stop the movement of one's lips and the movement of one's thoughts. That is only being quiet. Being quiet is a a condition for silence, but it is not silence. Silence is a word, silence is a thought. It is a word and a thought in which all words and all thoughts are concentrated."
Carthusian Dom Augustin Guillerand