Diane: I think Schopenhauer put it aptly when he said, "Noise is the most contemptuous of all forms of interruption."
Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) was a German philosopher whose best known works were "The World as Will and Idea" and "Will in Nature". His main theme was that true reality is a blind impelling force, which appears in each individual person as will. The mutual resistance of each person's will creates struggle and the individual can't satisfy the desires of his will and therefore lives in pain. Ethics, then, arises out of sympathy for the pain of others.