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Listening Quotes

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Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

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Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

Trees are the earth's endless effort
to speak to the listening heaven.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Dance like no one is watching,
love like you'll never be hurt.
Sing like no one is listening.
Live life like it's heaven on earth.
- Anonymous (various attributions and alternate phrasings)

 

Spend time every day listening to what your muse is trying to tell you.
- Saint Bartholomew

When one has the feeling of dislike for evil,
when one feels tranquil,
one finds pleasure in listening to good teachings;
when one has these feelings and appreciates them,
one is free of fear.
- The Buddha

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch,
a smile, a kind word, a listening ear,
an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring,
all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
- Leo Buscaglia

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If the person you are talking to doesn't appear to be listening, be patient.
It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Conversations with God are very different
from the usual nature of prayer.
Prayers are commonly only in one direction -
the one praying speaks and hopes God is listening.
Prayers also tend to focus on asking
for specific things or outcomes one wants,
rather than seeking to better understand the mind of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening
when you'd have preferred to talk.
- Doug Larson

I was growing up listening to Queen.
Freddie Mercury threw those incredible melodies into his songs.
- Gary Cherone

Hubert Humphrey talks so fast that listening to him
is like trying to read Playboy magazine with your wife turning the pages.
- Barry Goldwater

Yeah I called her up. She gave me a bunch of ...
about me not listening to her, or something.
I don't know, I wasn't really paying attention.
- the movie Dumb & Dumber (1994)

Of all human activities, man's listening to God is
the supreme act of his reasoning and will.
- Pope Paul VI

Weather means more when you have a garden.
There's nothing like listening to a shower and thinking
how it is soaking in around your green beans.
- Marcelene Cox

It wasn't until after private lessons and learning
bass lines that I even noticed bass in the music I
was listening to at that age.
My ears were blown wide open.
- Trevor Dunn

The minute viewers callin or write about your looks,
they were not listening to what you were saying.
- Jessica Savitch

I hadn't realized the number of people that are still
interested in listening to what I am doing,
people I would never know about if not for being online.
- Edgar Winter

I actually spend very little time listening to any new music.
- Gary Lucas

I grew up listening to a lot of soul music,
and a lot of folk music.
- Katey Sagal

At the moment I really love listening to the Dave Matthews Band.
- Nancy McKeon

We do have our finger on the pulse of the marketplace,
if for no other reasons than having all these live
events and listening to our audience all the time.
- Vince McMahon

Sleep is an excellent way of listening to an opera.
- James Stephens

Listening is the only way to entertain some folks.
- Kin Hubbard

Lately, I've been listening to some jazz albums.
I love the new Pat Metheny album.
John Coltrane.
I still like good metal, though!
- Geezer Butler

Watching television in those days was not the same
experience as it is today.
After years of listening to radio, we found the black-and-white images mesmerizing.
- Annette Funicello

I remind myself every morning: Nothing I say this day will teach me anything.
So if I'm going to learn, I must do it by listening.
- Larry King

I promised myself that I'd never actually admit to
listening to New Kids on the Block.
- Alicia Keys

Music is more than just listening to it.
People use the music for them protection at times.
- Burning Spear

I spent many a summer early morning with the radio very low,
half sleeping and half listening.
- Frankie Valli

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass
under trees on a summer's day,
listening to the murmur of the water,
or watching the clouds float across the sky,
is by no means a waste of time.
- John Lubbock

I never took sheet music seriously.
I could do better myself just by listening to other
people and using my own intuition.
- Brian May

My playing started to develop through the Miles Davis
stuff I was listening to.
- Robert Quine

What honour have we got left, when nobody is listening to us?
- Abu Bakar Bashir

Listening to a news broadcast is like smoking a cigarette
and crushing the butt in the ashtray.
- Milan Kundera

Indeed - judicious, consistent parenting is a dream of mine.
No judgements, learning space and listening carefully are my goals.
- Emma Thompson

All I want to see from an actor is the intensity and
accuracy of their listening.
- Alan Rickman

Somewhere we know that without silence words lose their meaning,
that without listening speaking no longer heals,
that without distance closeness cannot cure.
- Henri Nouwen

I had a big background in listening to classical music
and I started trying to compose,
like I was playing the guitar but I heard an orchestra in my head.
- John Fahey

If you make listening and observation your occupation
you will gain much more than you can by talk.
- Robert Baden-Powell

I fell in love with jazz when I was 12 years old from
listening to Duke Ellington and hearing a lot of jazz
in New York on the radio.
- Steve Lacy

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

No one knows who is listening, say nothing you would
not wish put in the newspapers.
- Charles Spurgeon

I love listening to new stuff, at home in LA I always
have the radio on to hear what is happening.
- Tom Jones

When I use the Internet, it's pretty much strictly for music.
Checking out other people's web sites,
what's going on, listening to music.
It's pretty much a musical thing for me.
- Liz Phair

I'd say that what we hear is the quality of our listening.
- Robert Fripp

Just remaining quietly in the presence of God,
listening to Him, being attentive to Him,
requires a lot of courage and know-how.
- Thomas Merton

At the age when Bengali youth almost inevitably writes poetry,
I was listening to European classical music.
- Satyajit Ray

The first jazz pianist I heard was Thelonious Monk.
My father was listening to an album of his called 'Monk's
Dream' almost every day from the time I was born.
- Benny Green

I've been listening to a lot of Hollies stuff lately,
and it's beginning to sound pretty good to me.
- Graham Nash

During the Cold War, we gathered information by listening to the Soviets,
taking pictures of the Soviets, and we allowed our
human intelligence to decline.
- Bob Graham

One of the most important elements in teaching,
conducting, and performing, all three,
is listening.
- Itzhak Perlman

I like listening to good music - and I can't stop playing my album.
- Robbie Williams

I'm not one for walking the beaches humming a melody.
I love the discipline of sitting in the studio,
writing and listening.
That is my domain.
- Enya

I'm so glad this is the last day of these thing,
I get so tired of listening to my own voice.
- Catherine McCormack

Even from a listening end now, I'm still completely a fan of music.
- James Iha

I remember listening to Cube's music when I was like 14 years old,
my friends listening to it up in Toronto.
- Scott Speedman

Music is the effort we make to explain to ourselves how our brains work.
We listen to Bach transfixed because this is listening to a human mind.
- Lewis Thomas

If you're listening to a rock star in order to get
your information on who to vote for,
you're a bigger moron than they are.
- Alice Cooper

Writers have to have a knack for listening.
I need to be able to hear what is being said to me by the voices I create.
- Jeanette Winterson

On TV people look at your hair and then they look at your skin,
and then they look at your clothes, and by the time
they're listening to what you're saying,
you're off the screen.
- Doug Coupland

Listening is more important than anything else because that's what music is.
Somebody is playing something and you're receiving it.
It is sending and receiving.
- Carla Bley

We've been listening to Wagner, which is so great.
- Bernadette Peters

I get embarrassed listening to my last CDs.
I've got a lot of work to do, let's put it that way.
- Bjork

I've learned to look like I'm listening to long confusing
plots of cartoons and comic books when I'm actually
sound asleep or making grocery shopping lists in my head.
- Patricia Heaton

My romantically favorite era is 78, 79 listening to
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious 4,
the live tapes, echo chamber and break beats.
- Kool Moe Dee

Well lately I have listening to a lot of movie soundtracks.
- Mike Lowry

I was listening to all those lyrics and trying to take
in everything that was happening.
I was completely excited.
It was one of the greatest times that I had listening to music.
- Jay McShann

You need to listen to your body because your body is listening to you.
- Phil McGraw

Most of the successful people I've known are the ones
who do more listening than talking.
- Bernard Baruch

Diverting the internal traffic between the Writer as
Angel of Light and the Writer as Hustler is that scribbling
child in a grown-up body wondering if anybody is listening.
- Herbert Gold


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