November 11, 2021

Improving on Silence

From Will Smith’s new book Will:

Mom-Mom is quiet and reserved; not because she’s shy or intimidated, but because she only speaks when it improves on silence.” She loves words and always chooses them carefully-she speaks with an academic sophistication.”

Damn, I wish I would’ve had this line growing up for the 83,259 times people said to me: why are you so quiet?”