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Listeners Quotes

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I'm still excited at being at a microphone and talking to listeners.
I love that.
It's the most basic element of what I do and I still enjoy it very much.
- Bob Edwards

I would hope to inspire in my listeners a feeling of freedom -
of speech,
thought and political activity.
- John Hall

The stage is close to being in the middle of the hall,
so that the performers are surrounded by the listeners.
I feel that we are all experiencing the music together.
- Emanuel Ax

So along with several very popular Internet sites,
talk radio has served as alternative media that gives
listeners information that they otherwise would not hear.
- Paul Weyrich

 

Tell us exactly - certainly our listeners -
why does it appear that some folks,
certainly in the Democratic Party and in the news media -
seem to be afraid of you?
- Tony Brown

Speakers who talk about what life has taught them never
fail to keep the attention of their listeners.
- Dale Carnegie

Each time, storytellers clothed the naked body of the
myth in their own traditions,
so that listeners could relate more easily to its deeper meaning.
- Joan D. Vinge

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Although I do feel that with a show like ours we ourselves
are getting a lot more young listeners at concerts.
- Marian McPartland

Good listeners, like precious gems, are to be treasured.
- Walter Anderson

The stories are success stories.
The letters from listeners often touch the heart and can be inspiring.
- Casey Kasem

Don't try to tear down other people's religion about their ears,
Build up your own perfect structure of truth,
and invite your listeners to enter in and enjoy it's glories.
- Brigham Young

If listeners aren't carried away to Heaven,
I'm failing.
- La Monte Young

The ones the listeners loved most of all in those early
years were the four Lennon girls who became the whole nation's little sisters.
- Lawrence Welk

If I were to name my favorite pastime,
I'd have to say talking about myself.
I love it and I think most other people do too.
We need, people like us, more listeners and less talkers.
- Hedy Lamarr

Listeners will wonder what an Englishman is doing on
the German radio tonight.
You can imagine that before taking this step I hoped
that someone better qualified than me would come forward.
- John Amery

Interested listeners have only to hear the recording
to find out if those guys,
who go to such pains to undervalue my work,
are right.
All people have to do is listen to realize it is a beautiful record.
- Bill Dixon

There are many benefits to this process of listening.
The first is that good listeners are created as people feel listened to.
Listening is a reciprocal process - we become more
attentive to others if they have attended to us.
- Margaret J. Wheatley

I don't feel like I need to preach to the world or nothing like that.
I just feel like I share what I say,
and if listeners get it,
they get it.
And I never underestimate the audience's ability to feel me.
- Erykah Badu

I have been trying to find out exactly when listeners
and performers decided that applause between movements would not be allowed,
but nobody seems to have been willing to admit that they were the culprit.
- Emanuel Ax

More negatives write than call.
It's a cheap shot for me to go on the air with the
critical letters or E-mail I get because the reaction
of the listeners is always an instantaneous expression
of sympathy for me and contempt for the poor critic.
- John Hall

Because the casual music listeners are the ones who
turn on the radio and they don't really care what's playing,
they just know that they kinda like it or it's easy
to drive to or it's easy to sing along to or whatever.
- Michael Stipe

Any outfit that has to beg its listeners for money
is an organization that has to constantly please its
listeners or it will dry up and go away.
It shouldn't work when you think about it.
- Bob Edwards

Super casual music listeners.
That's most of the people in the world.
And you have to understand, that's why Top 40 radio exists.
It's not there for people who seek out music and who love music.
- Michael Stipe

I had found English audiences highly satisfactory.
They are the best listeners in the world.
Perhaps the music-lovers of some of our larger cities equal the English,
but I do not believe they can be surpassed in that respect.
- John Philip Sousa

Today, only 2 percent of the people know the name of
someone serving in uniform.
That means 2 percent of your listeners can actually
conjure up the image of someone wearing the uniform
of the military of the United States.
- Oliver North

Traditional matter must be glorified,
since it would be easier to listen to the re-creation
of familiar stories than to quite new and unexpected things;
the listeners,
we must remember, needed poetry chiefly as the re-creation of tired hours.
- Lascelles Abercrombie

Lyrically I like to use themes that make the listener
use his or her imagination,
and to give a little of the lessons I've learned in my own life.
- Ronnie James Dio

A voice can also repel, infuriate or actually make a listener ill.
- Johnny Olson

In the beginning, I was searching for myself in my music.
My music was for me.
I didn't have the mental room to be conscious of the listener;
I wrote to save myself.
- Ayumi Hamasaki

I have sometimes been told that my music is 'difficult' for the listener.
- Roger Sessions

But really important, perhaps most important is the craft;
how you make your record,
the creation of these sonic worlds you want your listener to hear.
- Duncan Sheik

It takes a great man to be a good listener.
- Calvin Coolidge

A good listener truly wants to know the speaker.
- John Powell

I became a better listener than I ever had been as
a result of playing Jean Luc Picard because it was
one of the things that he does terrifically well.
- Patrick Stewart

No siren did ever so charm the ear of the listener
as the listening ear has charmed the soul of the siren.
- Henry Taylor

I've seen a study in the last year that digital sound
actually induces stress in the listener.
- T-Bone Burnett

I like to think I'm a listener, and I'm fascinated by observing people -
I suppose you just lock that in.
- Amanda Burton

All of us love applause, and so we should -
it means that the listener likes us!
- Emanuel Ax

With radio, the listener absorbs everything.
- Bob Edwards

A good listener is not someone with nothing to say.
A good listener is a good talker with a sore throat.
- Katherine Whitehorn

I am naturally taciturn, and became a silent and attentive listener.
- William Hamilton Maxwell

If I can make a connection, one connection,
to any one listener in the world, I consider that successful.
- Wynonna Judd

You know, as a writer, I'm more of a listener than a writer,
cuz if I hear something I will write it down.
- Jimmy Buffett

A good listener is not only popular everywhere,
but after a while, he knows something.
- Wilson Mizner

I don't want it to be all that self-conscious or artificial,
but it really grows out of my having invented myself
as a listener so that I could hear her voice.
- Russell Banks

I think I'm generally a good listener anyway.
- Joe Sacco

You need to become a good listener.
As you're working, you hear someone else's lines and
how you absorb them becomes your acting.
- Jacqueline Bisset

Throughout my career, if I have done anything,
I have paid attention to every note and every word I sing -
if I respect the song.
If I cannot project this to a listener,
I fail.
- Frank Sinatra

I could compare my music to white light which contains all colours.
Only a prism can divide the colours and make them appear;
this prism could be the spirit of the listener.
- Arvo Part

It gives the listener a good workout,
to listen to the music, the same as it does us to play it.
- Jim Sullivan

I never fixed a story.
I didn't make judgments, I let the listener make judgments.
When I got to the end of the story, if it had a moral,
I let the listener find it.
- Tom T. Hall

The newspaper fits the reader's program while the listener
must fit the broadcaster's program.
- Kingman Brewster, Jr.

It's better for the listener to interpret their own meanings to the music.
- Kelly Jones

A good listener is usually thinking about something else.
- Kin Hubbard

Composers, like authors, have a lot in common.
Our main goal is to connect with the listener emotionally.
- Ken Hill

If a listener nods his head when you're explaining your program,
wake him up.
- Alan Perlis

I love to leave the interpretation of my music up to the listener.
It's fun to see what they'll say it is.
- Erykah Badu

My whole life is geared to play guitar.
I play what I want when I want and I hope the listener
gets as much pleasure listening to the music as I get playing it.
- Jim Sullivan

The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes,
and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

In my case, the listener is often in an automobile driving to work.
You can concentrate on the road while still getting
an audio message that can be riveting.
- Bob Edwards

Our shows are packed with laughter and light-hearted
songs to lift the listener from their everyday life.
We encourage the audience to participate in any way.
- Jason Mraz

Musically, I always allow myself to jump off of cliffs.
At least that's what it feels like to me.
Whether that's what it actually sounds like might depend
on what the listener brings to the songs.
- Tori Amos

The video forum for me has been a source of great consternation
because once you start projecting a look to a song,
it robs the listener of their ability to adopt that
song and make the lyric their own.
- Sheryl Crow

Even though my songs may sound very personal,
to me most of them are fiction.
It is a great way for me to be able to live a fantasy
life as a writer because I get to be someone else,
someplace else for three and a half minutes,
just like the listener.
- Nanci Griffith

When I was speaking about communicating,
I meant that the listener - we have to reach the listener;
otherwise,
of course, you're writing the piece,
as I say,
only for the satisfaction of seeing it on the paper for yourself,
and then it ends right there.
- Leo Ornstein

When I think about my new CD, the word "joy" comes to mind.
I sincerely hope that each listener will feel the earth,
spirit, and aggressive creativity emanating from this album.
- George Duke

I think recordings have been a terrific advance because now,
when you have a piece of music, particularly something
that appears to the listener very complicated,
there's really a push to the world to try to figure
out what it was that he was hearing.
- Leo Ornstein

On the other hand, there would be some value in different
folks getting together to share expertise and technology;
but to the listener,
it wouldn't necessarily seem like a single station
in the traditional sense.
- Jamie Zawinski

Two people in a conversation amount to four people talking.
The four are what one person says, what he really wanted to say,
what his listener heard, and what he thought he heard.
- William Jennings Bryant

The danger of that - and there's a grave danger that I,
myself, have to be very aware of - is that you become
so involved and intrigued in the language that sometimes
you lose track that that is only a means to an aesthetic
experience that the listener has to get.
- Leo Ornstein

But the greatest thing about music is putting it out
there for people to figure out.
You want the listener to find the song on their own.
If you give too much away, it takes away from the imagination.
- Diana Krall


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