A conversation is not had in the words, but in the silence between them. The pauses and their length, the moments of eye contact and nothing but, and the restless and awkward shuffle when the silence becomes unbearable; that’s the conversation.
The words mean very little.
Silence is one of the great arts of conversation.
To let your silence add to words is merely speaking. To let your words add to your silence is conversing. It’s art.
Marcus Tullius Cicero