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Listening Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Listening

Please enjoy these Listening Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

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

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)

 

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It's just like music when you reckon it up.
It's like listening to Pavement it's just The Fall in 1985,
isn't it? They haven't got an original idea in their heads.
- Mark E. Smith

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 had to be at least 8 or 9; I was listening to everything on the radio.
You name it, I heard every song.
- Tom Araya

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

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

I just love listening to the laughter.
- Simon Pegg

People will feel safer around you and speak truthfully
to you when they feel you are listening intently to them.
- Brian Koslow

When I'm 80 and sitting in a rocking chair listening to the Rolling Stones,
there is absolutely no way I'm going to feel old or forget my younger days.
- Patty Duke

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

The best way to persuade people is with your ears -
by listening to them.
- Dean Rusk

The art of effective listening is essential to clear communication,
and clear communication is necessary to management success.
- James Cash Penney

The writer is always tricking the reader into listening to their dream.
- Joan Didion

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

It's only through listening that you learn,
and I never want to stop learning.
- Drew Barrymore

Yieldedness is vital in listening to what He has to say.
- Charles Stanley

When I don't like a piece of music, I make a point
of listening to it more closely.
- Florent Schmitt

My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music,
and silence.
- Edith Sitwell

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

I saw old Autumn in the misty morn stand shadowless like silence,
listening to silence.
- Thomas Hood

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

You have to master not only the art of listening to your head,
you must also master listening to your heart and listening to your gut.
- Carly Fiorina

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

Once again I stopped listening to the news this week.
- Donella Meadows

Reading music is like listening to flowers.
I don't understand the concept.
- Paul Westerberg

When you stop learning, stop listening,
stop looking and asking questions, always new questions,
then it is time to die.
- Lillian Smith

We live in a connected world now.
Some find that frightening.
If people are downloading our music,
they're listening to it.
The internet is like radio for us.
- Jeff Tweedy

It was by listening to Goodman's band,
that I began to notice the guitarist Charlie Christian,
who was one of the first musicians to play solos in a big band set-up.
- Alvin Lee

All you have to know is mathematically how many times
to scratch it and when to let it go -
when certain things will enhance the record you're listening to.
- Grandmaster Flash

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

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 like to listen.
I have learned a great deal from listening carefully.
Most people never listen.
- Ernest Hemingway

I think one of the things that we are facing right
now is that we've stopped listening to each other in our politics.
- Michael Bennett

An actor's a guy who, if you ain't talking about him,
ain't listening.
- Marlon Brando

It's hard listening to myself.
- Meg White

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

I was still listening to the Beatles until I came here,
you know.
- David Thewlis

I remember lying on the floor of the living room with
headphones on when I was four or five years old,
listening to the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack.
- Kevin Richardson

Sticking to your values, listening to your instincts,
making your own choices is so important.
- Brittany Murphy

Learning is a result of listening, which in turn leads
to even better listening and attentiveness to the other person.
In other words, to learn from the child,
we must have empathy, and empathy grows as we learn.
- Alice Miller

I was blown away by the control and the range that I was hearing.
I'm listening to Pavarotti and thinking,
What the hell have I been doing with my voice all these years?
- Michael Bolton

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)

I make money using my brains and lose money listening to my heart.
But in the long run my books balance pretty well.
- Kate Seredy

Lives are changed by a moment's listening to conscience,
by a single and quiet inclination of the mind.
- George A. Smith

For an actress there is no greater gift than having
a camera in front of you,
listening to the most beautiful music in the world
and just being looked at!
- Isabelle Huppert

I don't care what anybody says about Ringo.
I cut my rock-n-roll teeth listening to him.
- Don Henley

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

The strange thing is that since I've been offered lots
of films I think that maybe they think that I've sold out to Hollywood.
Which is not the case if anybody's listening.
- Brenda Blethyn

I'm still trying to discover my position on my own
artwork and hopefully at this exhibition someone will come and tell me.
I'm open to listening to criticism.
- Graham Coxon

Lately I've been listening to some classical music again,
some jazz.
- Alan Vega

People hear the soul, black influence in my voice.
I grew up listening to CKLW and all the black stations like WLBS.
- Madonna Ciccone

I certainly don't sit around in the morning making
pancakes listening to Whitehouse or anything.
- Thurston Moore

I wanted to make somebody feel like Coltrane made me feel,
listening to it.
- Wynton Marsalis

It's a major part of world history that men are trying to kill each other.
It's just one slaughter after the other.
We talk about it, but no one's really listening.
- Fred Ward

Listening to medical facts was not enough.
People wanted one hundred percent guarantees.
- Ryan White

Then the early punk rock period with Television and the Ramones.
That's what I loved- that's what I was listening to
immediately prior to when I started to play.
- Arto Lindsay

The big secret in acting is listening to people.
- Eli Wallach

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


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