47 Best Silent Treatment Quotes & Sayings

Sometimes silent treatment is a way to cool down a heated situation. 

At other times, it may trigger other person’s anger as they may feel ignored. 

But silent treatment is the best way to avoid saying things that you may later regret saying. 

Some people may also use it to build pressure and become emotionally distant from the other person.

Silent treatment has its pros and cons. 

For example, suppose a couple goes into an argument. In that case, silent treatment is not the right way to handle the situation, as communication is the key to a healthy relationship. 

Let’s look at some of the best quotes related to the silent treatment.

Silent Treatment Quotes

Silent Treatment Quotes


“The ‘silent treatment’ solves no problems…it only makes more.”


“Silence is the best way to let someone know they did you wrong.”


I combat the silent treatment with the “didn’t even notice” treatment.


“How beautiful it is to stay silent when someone expects you to be enraged.”


“Between what is said and not meant and what is meant and not said, most of love is lost.” – Khalil Gibran


Being silent for a while is good. Words can’t really express a person’s emotions.”


“Silence is the best answer to someone who doesn’t value your words.”


“Silence speaks in vibes, not sentences. So stop repeating yourself to those who continue to dis your warning signals.” – T.F. Hodge


“Great souls suffer in silence.”


“Being silent is better than a mere argument. Sometimes words fail to assert their importance and silence does in its way.”


“Silence speaks when words can’t.”


“Giving someone the silent treatment speaks volumes about your character.”


“Silence is the most powerful scream.”


“Silent treatment in a relationship is often a sign of selfishness and weakness!” – Malbro Kingston


“The silent treatment isn’t really a punishment when we all wanted you to shut up in the first place.”


“The silent treatment is often used to control, punish, test boundaries, and avoid issues and responsibilities.”


“Silence says a lot more than you think.”


“I’m a very “what’s the problem so we can fix it” type. That silent treatment shit is dead. Grow up and learn how to communicate.”


“Silence is so freaking loud.”- Sarah Dessen


“Please tell me I’m not as forgettable as your silence is making me feel.”


“Silence is a source of great strength.”- Lao Tzu


“Wives should never give their husbands the silent treatment, they think it’s a reward.”


“Silence is true wisdom’s best reply.”- Euripides


“The silent treatment is a passive-aggressive method used to abuse victims and cause emotional damage.”


“Your “silent treatment” is like a slow poison to me. You could just say goodbye and kill me once and for all.”


“The silent treatment: A deadly killer of friendship.”


“Don’t give people so much power over you that their silence leaves you questioning your worth.”


“My brain is giving me the silent treatment today.”


“Spiteful words can hurt your feelings….but silence can break your heart.”


“Silence is sometimes the best answer.”- Dalai Lama


“Emotional abuse is any type of abuse that is not physical in nature. It can include everything from verbal abuse to the silent treatment, domination to subtle manipulation.” – Beverly Engel


“Sometimes, being silent is not an option, it’s a necessity.”


“The problem with when someone gives you “silent treatment” is that they won’t tell you about it.” – Anil Sharma


“When two people give each other the silent treatment the winner is always the one who cares the least. I never want to be the winner.”


“Don’t let their “silent treatment” reduce you to silence.”


“Is your conscience giving you the silent treatment?” – Frank Sonnenberg,


“When I am silent, I have thunder hidden inside.” – Rumi


“Don’t waste words on people who deserve your silence. Sometimes the most powerful thing you can say is nothing at all.” – Mandy hale


“Sometimes we need to give ourselves the silent treatment.”


“Saying nothing sometimes says the most.” – Emily Dickinson


We have treated our most serious adversaries, such as Iran and North Korea, in the most juvenile manner – by giving them the silent treatment. In so doing, we have weakened, not strengthened, our bargaining position and our leadership.” – Theodore C. Sorensen.


And they lived happily (aside from a few normal disagreements, misunderstandings, pouts, silent treatments, and unexpected calamities) ever after.” – Jean Ferris.


At one time or another, we have all faced the temptation to disconnect by giving someone the silent treatment. After being married to Joel for more than twenty-one years, I have learned that is not the best way to handle a disagreement.” – Victoria Osteen.

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