Newman once said: 'Let us avoid talking, of whatever kind.'
Those of you who know me will realise why I have similar feelings to Newman!
Owen Chadwick in his small 'Past Masters' book on Newman explain the statement:
"Something in the stance was the feeling, how poor are words in this corrupt world. We have real feelings. Words prevent us from explaining the reality of these feelings; so we appear cold to one another when we are not."