“It is in this silent state that [one] communicates with God. Silence becomes both a wonderful transmission and receiving of divine communication.”
—Jeanne Marie Bouvier de la Motte Guyon (1648–1717), seventeenth-century Catholic mystic
Source: Jeanne Guyon, Union with God, Library of Spiritual Classics, vol. 3 (Sargent: The Seedsowers, 1999), 48.