Couch gag for The Simpsons by Sylvain Chomet.
The power of preserving silence is the very first requisite to all who wish to shine, or even please in discourse; and those who cannot preserve it, have really no business to speak. … The silence that, without any deferential air, listens with polite attention, is more flattering than compliments, and more frequently broken for the purpose of encouraging others to speak, than to display the listener’s own powers. This is the really eloquent silence. It requires great genius—more perhaps than speaking—and few are gifted with the talent.
Arthur Martine in Martine’s Hand-book of Etiquette, and Guide to True Politeness (1866)
Song: “Enjoy the Silence” by Scala & Kolacny Brothers
Scala & The Kolacny Brothers - California Dreamin’ (The Mamas &The Papas cover)
Absolutely breathtakingly beautiful.
this gives me the most peaceful high
heartbeats- scala and kolacny brothers cover
Can we please talk about the islands shaped like a map of the world?
Photographs by Barry Bland/Barcroft USA