Noise Sayings and Quotes

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


You can't be distracted by the noise of misinformation.     

James Daly

The sweetest noise on earth, a woman's tongue; A string which hath no discord.     

Bryan Procter

The difference between noise and music is in what the musician does with the sounds.     

Jean-Michel Jarre

The noise resembles the roar of heavy, distant surf. Standing on the stirring ice one can imagine it is disturbed by the breathing and tossing of a mighty giant below.     

Ernest Shackleton

Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.     

Steve Jobs

Noise is the most impertinent of all forms of interruption. It is not only an interruption, but also a disruption of thought.     

Arthur Schopenhauer

Noise proves nothing. Often a hen who has merely laid an egg cackles as if she laid an asteroid.     

Mark Twain

Noise is an imposition on sanity, and we live in very noisy times.     

Joan Baez

NOISE, n. A stench in the ear. Undomesticated music. The chief product and authenticating sign of civilization.     

Ambrose Bierce

The loudest noise in the world is silence.     

Thelonious Monk

Noise tri­umphs and reigns supreme over the sen­si­bil­ity of men.     

Luigi Russolo

The noise from good toast should reverberate in the head like the thunder of July.     

E. V. Lucas

If by noise you mean uncomfortable sound, then pop music is noise to me.     

Merzbow

Nonsense and noise will oft prevail, When honor and affection fail.     

Robert Lloyd

There is always a certain noise in applause: even in the applause we give ourselves.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

Noise and crowds have a way of siphoning our energy and distracting our attention, making prayer an added chore rather than a comforting relief     

Charles R. Swindoll

So great was the noise during the day that I used to lie awake at night listening to silence.     

Muriel Spark

What is noise to the old order is harmony to the new.     

Jacques Attali

Of all noises, I think music is the least disagreeable.     

Samuel Johnson

We are too connected. There's noise in our heads all the time.     

Isabel Allende

Noise and activity are the refuges of the bereaved and the guilty.     

Veronica Roth

And it's amazing how much noise people ignoring each other can make.     

Eoin Colfer

The signal is the truth. The noise is what distracts us from the truth.     

Nate Silver

Do not confound noise with fame. The man who is remembered, is not always honored.     

Frances Wright

That's another thing about Noise. Everything that's ever happened to you just keeps right on talking, for ever and ever.     

Patrick Ness

We must never let the noise of the world overpower and overwhelm that still small voice.     

L. Tom Perry

Noises are like arrows pierced to a gentle soul when the mind is on a journey of thought.     

Ikechukwu Izuakor

There's a lot of noise in the world, and the Internet magnifies that energy.     

Ben Affleck

You don't make a statement unless you make noise.     

Adam Cole

Noise is a parasite. Anything noisy is poorly designed.     

Raymond Loewy