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Listening Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Listening are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

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)

 

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)

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)

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I've got to start listening to those quiet,
nagging doubts.
- Bill Watterson

I enjoyed listening to it, but I didn't think I could do it.
- Wanda Jackson

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

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

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

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

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

One advantage of talking to yourself is that you know
at least somebody's listening.
- Franklin P. Jones

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

Music is about listening, the more you play,
the more the magic spreads.
- Maynard James Keenan

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

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

I grew up listening to spiritual music,
Blind Willie Johnson and folk.
- Ben Harper

Any problem, big or small, within a family,
always seems to start with bad communication.
Someone isn't listening.
- Emma Thompson

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

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

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

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

I wrote several articles criticizing psychoanalysis,
but the analysts weren't listening to my objections.
So I finally quit after practicing it for six years.
- Albert Ellis

I've had songs written during the Falklands war,
and during the first Gulf war I got letters from soldiers
saying they were listening to these songs,
like Island of no return.
- Billy Bragg

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

Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery.
- Joyce Brothers

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

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

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

Music is the most powerful thing on this earth,
and it's hard to be angry when you are listening to music.
- Jerry Reed

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

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

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

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

I'm always listening and watching; my ear is like a boom mike.
And judging, frankly.
Constantly judging.
- Kathy Griffin

I don't generally find myself listening to the music
of a film unless there's something awfully wrong with it.
- Carter Burwell

I loved my life, but my choices were overloading and overwhelming me.
Listening to inner feelings and fulfilling some of
these urges when they come along is incredibly important.
- Pamela Stephenson

I started listening to music when I wrote when I had three sons at home.
- Philip Levine

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

For a child actor, it's a matter of listening,
reacting, and being able to put yourself in a new place without being scared.
- Jena Malone

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

When you talk to yourself, at least you know that someone is listening.
- Craig Bruce

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

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

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

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

Then as the years went on and my listening became more deliberate,
I would climb up on an arm of our big sofa to get my
ear closer to the wireless speaker.
- Seamus Heaney

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

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

Change happens by listening and then starting a dialogue
with the people who are doing something you don't believe is right.
- Jane Goodall

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

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

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

I'll make music, whether or not anyone is listening,
for the rest of my life.
It's a natural form of expression for me,
the same way I draw and write and sing.
- Brandon Boyd

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

You can learn so much just by doing,
not by listening to anybody.
- Juliana Hatfield

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

I don't care who I play to, as long as they enjoy listening to what I play.
- Keith Emerson


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