Maurice Maeterlinck Quotes

They believe that nothing will happen because they have closed their doors.
Maurice Maeterlinck (1862-1949), Belgian author. Old Man, in Interior (1894). In this play, the old man is looking in on a family who have yet to discover that one of their number has died.
Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves.
Maurice Maeterlinck (1862-1949), Belgian author. "Silence," The Treasure of the Humble (1896), trans. by Alfred Sutro (1908).
No great inner event befalls those who summon it not.
Maurice Maeterlinck (1862-1949), Belgian author. Wisdom and Destiny, p. 32 (1898), trans. by Alfred Sutro (1912).