"We need to recover an oasis of silence within the rhyme and reason of our active life, for it is in silence that we meet God face to face." Max Picard taken from the November Issue of "Friends of Silence."
Also taken from there is this quote from The Ghagavadgita'
"Teach us that even as the wonder of the stars in the heavens only reveals itself in the silence of the night, so the wonder of life reveals itself in the silence of the heart. in the silence of our heart we may see the scattered leaves of all the universe bound by love."
No words of mine are necessary to reflect on the value of silence for us today.