The quietest place on Earth is an acoustics and architecture test facility in Minnesota. The -9 decibel level is overwhelming because you can easily hear your own heartbeat, breathing, and stomach gurgles. Most people can’t last 20 minutes and are very confused when they leave. Source
"I’d imagine the whole world was one big machine. Machines never come with any extra parts, you know. They always come with the exact amount they need. So I figured, if the entire world was one big machine, I couldn’t be an extra part. I had to be here for some reason. And that means you have to be here for some reason, too."
Hugo (2011, dir. Martin Scorsese)