The larger part is silence

Real Presences: Is There Anything in What We Say?
Real Presences: Is There Anything in What We Say? (Photo credit: Sol S.)
2548 George Steiner
2548 George Steiner (Photo credit: Rexburg Historical Society)

Language can only deal meaningfully with a special, restricted segment of reality. The rest, and it is presumably the much larger part, is silence.”
George Steiner, Language & Silence: Essays on Language, Literature & the Inhuman

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