I once heard someone quote the Vilna Gaon saying, “For every second that one remains silent he will merit reward of a magnitude that is beyond the comprehension of even of malochim (celestial beings).

Does anyone know the source for this?

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    Please edit in as much information as you can about where you heard this, and why you are interested in finding its source. – Isaac Moses Nov 27 '14 at 2:04

It is mentioned in the Igeres Hagra

וכל רגע ורגע שהאדם חוסם פיו זוכה בשבילו לאור הגנוז שאין מלאך ובריה יכולים לשער

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