Nothing to Say But No

To keep quite is to allow yourself to believe that you have no opinions, that you want nothing, and in certain cases it amounts to really wanting nothing. . .Silence expresses this attitude very satisfactorily. But from the moment the rebel finds his voice – even though he has nothing to say but no – he begins to consider things in particular. In the etymological sense, the rebel is a turncoat. He acted under the lash of his master’s whip. Suddenly he turns and faces him. He chooses what is preferable to what is not.

- Albert Camus (1913-1960)