This chapter differentiates between silence and quiet in psychoanalysis. Where silence is often thought of as the absence of speaking, conceptualized with reference to the analyst’s technique or what is repressed or withheld by the patient, quiet is described to be a more expansive term, associated with lived experience in the psychoanalytic relationship between patient and analyst. The work of Winnicott, Balint, Parsons and others illustrates these differences.