The topic of this chapter is almost the opposite of the previous one. Standing on the shoulders of Ferenczi and the Independents, as well as of Norbert Freedman, Jay Frankel writes about all things good that silence in psychoanalysis can bring. Frankel elaborates creatively on ideas like silent holding or the necessity of silence for self-reflection and symbolizing, but he also introduces notions like renegotiating internalized object relations and his innovative idea of “the analytic state of consciousness.”