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Listening Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Listening.

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

Related topics: Inspirational Spiritual Nature

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

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)

 

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

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

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

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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)

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)

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

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

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

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

Teens think listening to music helps them concentrate.
It doesn't.
It relieves them of the boredom that concentration on homework induces.
- Marilyn vos Savant

So, yes, there's nothing I love more than listening
to directors talk about their movies.
- Jodie Foster

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

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

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

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 think listening to real classic soul material made
me learn how to feel music that's sung.
- Gavin DeGraw

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

I really like listening to music in my car.
- Aaron Neville

To the humblest among them, who may be listening to me now,
I want to say that the masterpiece to which you are
paying historic homage this evening is a painting which he has saved.
- Andre Malraux

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

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

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

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

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

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

The subconscious is ceaselessly murmuring,
and it is by listening to these murmurs that one hears the truth.
- Gaston Bachelard

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

At least the rap metal stuff is good,
but it's not really my bag.
I've been listening to the radio since we've been touring the past month,
because we don't get it most of the time.
- Jon Crosby

I started listening to and playing other music in the '90s.
It was after hearing other bands, like Bad Religion,
cover Ramones songs that I started to like our songs again.
- Dee Dee Ramone

That's my fun time so, to me, doing my homework,
studying on what I do, watching the movies,
listening to music, all that inspires me so I focus
a lot on that and practice.
- Christina Milian

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

When you are listening to music it is better to cover
your eyes than your ears.
- Jose Bergaman

I never watch TV.
I'm a Radio Four addict.
I love listening to music too.
- Louise Jameson

I grew up listening to old soul.
- Erykah Badu

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

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

I'm kind of looking for something with a lot less action
and more talking and listening.
- Brandon Routh

Listening is more important than talking.
Just hit your mark and believe what you say.
Just listen to people and react to what they are saying.
- Jimmy Fallon

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

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

If you want to make someone feel emotion,
you have to make them let go.
Listening to something is an act of surrender.
- Brian Eno

Everything in writing begins with language.
Language begins with listening.
- Jeanette Winterson

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

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

Some people think its just fun and games and others
don't know how much I pushed to get here.
They have to be in my shoes, but by listening to my music they can find out.
- Chingy

Right now I'm listening to a lot of different things
but I listen to a lot of classical music.
Eventually I would like to compose and perform classical.
- Ben Harper

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

We must stop talking about the American dream and start
listening to the dreams of Americans.
- Max Beerbohm

One of the best ways to persuade others is with your
ears by listening to them.
- Dean Rusk

It was definitely a part of our life.
I mean, my mom had both her brothers and her fiancee
in Vietnam at the same time,
so it wasn't just my dad's story, it was my mom's story too.
And we definitely grew up listening to the stories.
- Vanessa Kerry

I was aiming for the cooks that I've talked to by teaching
an online course and by traveling,
listening to people who are really busy and harried but want to be cooking.
- Sally Schneider

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

I really do love Diana Ross; I grew up listening to her records.
I grew up in a little town in Mexico,
so while we got the music, we never got the experience of watching her.
- Salma Hayek

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

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

When anyone tells me I can't do anything...
I'm just not listening any more.
- Florence Griffith Joyner

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

There is nothing greater than the joy of composing
something oneself and then listening to it.
- Clara Schumann

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

Listening moves us closer, it helps us become more whole,
more healthy, more holy.
Not listening creates fragmentation,
and fragmentation is the root of all suffering.
- Margaret J. Wheatley

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

You'd never know that listening to people in the UN
but tribalism is the father of racism.
- Stanley Crouch

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

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

When I began listening to saxophones,
I was first attracted to Coleman Hawkins.
- Gerry Mulligan


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