Every word has consequences. Every silence, too.
In certain situations, replying ‘nothing’ when asked what one is thinking about may be pretence in a man. Those who are loved are well aware of this. But if that reply is sincere, if it symbolizes that odd state of soul in which the void becomes eloquent, in which the chain of daily gestures is broken, in which the heart vainly seeks the link that will connect it again, then it is as it were the first sign of absurdity.
The Myth of Sisyphus, Albert Camus
The loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly.