Echo Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old echo quotes, echo sayings, and echo proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

We are all as full of echoes as a rocky wood--echoes of the past, reflex echoes of the future, and echoes of the soil (these last reverberating through our filmiest dreams, like the sound of thunder in a blossoming orchard).     

Mary Webb

Perhaps the echoes of people we once loved still linger in the places we frequented with them and that is why we go back… Not so much to remember them as to feel them…     

Ranata Suzuki

Where we find echoes, we generally find emptiness and hollowness; it is the contrary with the echoes of the heart.     

John Frederick Boyes

The echo is a gift, passed on to us by our ancestors many ages ago, to remind us of ourselves. To confirm our existence. To remedy our loneliness. Though we must be still in order to hear it.     

Thomas Lloyd Qualls

A word into the silence thrown always finds its echo somewhere where silence opens hidden lexicons.     

Dejan Stojanovic

All whispers and echoes from a past that is gone teem into the sleeper's brain, and he is with them, and part of them.     

Daphne du Maurier

No sound, once made, is ever truly lost. In electric clouds, all are safely trapped, and with a touch, if we find them, we can recapture those echoes of sad, forgotten wars, long summers, and sweet autumns.     

Ray Bradbury

We hear only our own voices, still echoes returning to our emptiness.     

Dajan Stojanovic

How cruelly sweet are the echoes that start, when memory plays an old tune on the heart!     

Eliza Cook

Life is an echo. What you send out comes back. What you sow, you reap. What you give, you get. What you see in others, exists in you.     

Zig Ziglar

Your true friends echo your own philosophies back at you.     

J.R. Rim

No earthly act escapes its eternal echoes, echoes more substantial than the acts themselves.     

Geoffrey Wood

When there is an original sound in the world, it makes a hundred echoes.     

John G. Shedd

I would hurl words into this darkness and wait for an echo, and if an echo sounded, no matter how faintly, I would send other words to tell, to march, to fight, to create a sense of hunger for life that gnaws in us all.      

Richard Wright

Echo is the voice of a reflection in a mirror.     

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Let echo, too, perform her part, Prolonging every note with art; And in a low expiring strain, Play all the comfort o'er again.     

Joseph Addison

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.     

Mother Teresa

Echo waits with art and care, and will the faults of song repair.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is no love that is not an echo.     

Theodor Adorno

Better to be a nettle in the side of your friend than his echo.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

What would it profit thee to be the first Of echoes, tho thy tongue should live forever, A thing that answers, but hath not a thought As lasting but as senseless as a stone.     

Frederick Tennyson

Lost Echo sits amid the voiceless mountains, and feeds her grief.     

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Ennui is the echo in us of time tearing itself apart.     

Emil Cioran

Like an echo from a ruined castle, prayer is an echo from the ruined human soul of the sweet promise of God.     

William Arnot

Words never fade away but echo on for eternity. Let your echo ring sweet.     

Richelle E. Goodrich

A bad word whispered will echo a hundred miles     

Chinese Proverb

As the call, so the echo.     


Sometimes the world seems like a big hole. You spend all your life shouting down it and all you hear are echoes of some idiot yelling nonsense down a hole.     

Adam Duritz

Most people read poetry listening for echoes because the echoes are familiar to them. They wade through it the way a boy wades through water, feeling with his toes for the bottom: The echoes are the bottom.     

Wallace Stevens

The poetic image is not an echo of the past. On the contrary: through the brilliance of any image, the distant past resounds with echoes.     

Gaston Bachelard