Listening Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Listening

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


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.
~By Herbert Gold ~


Trees are Earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.
~By Rabindranath Tagore ~


I just love listening to the laughter.
~By Simon Pegg ~


People in America, when listening to radio, like to lean forward. People in Britain like to lean back.
~By Alistair Cooke ~


A healthy state encourages many voices - and lots of listening.
~By Kathleen Sebelius ~


I've woken up from dreams and the whole song is there. I'm listening to it in my dreams. I consciously have to wake myself up and get a tape recorder because I hear it like a record.
~By Lenny Kravitz ~


Much unhappiness comes from walking alone. When there are several, it's somewhat different. I must get into the habit of listening to others, for what the others say concerns me, too.
~By Alfred Doblin ~


A mate of mine said recently said a lot of stuff sounds like you're listening to it outside, but also like you're surrounded by it, and I think that's quite similar.
~By Sean Booth ~


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.
~By Benny Green ~


Whatever had been on the radio in the '60s; I mean we were always listening to the radio.
~By Tom Araya ~


There are days when I intentionally don't write. For instance, I never write when I'm traveling, because travel is a situation where I can learn more by looking and listening than by working.
~By Thomas Perry ~


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.
~By Annette Funicello ~


I'm always relieved when someone is delivering a eulogy and I realize I'm listening to it.
~By George Carlin ~


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.
~By Graham Coxon ~


If you listen to really deep ambient records that don't move too much, very still records, long after those records are finished, you might find yourself listening for hours to the sound of the room.
~By Bill Laswell ~


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.
~By Arto Lindsay ~


Universal was absolutely marvelous about sitting down with me and listening to my input. It wasn't something where they chose a bunch of songs that were best sellers. They did a marvelous job on the packaging. It's a beautiful tribute.
~By Rita Coolidge ~


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


I listen to classical music very much. There's a lot of jazz that I don't enjoy listening to.
~By Lee Konitz ~


Listening to what people were saying wasn't even important. But it was important to look as if you were listening to what people were saying. Actually, listening to what people are saying, to me, interferes with looking as if you were listening to what people are saying.
~By Errol Morris ~


The great advantage of being a writer is that you can spy on people. You're there, listening to every word, but part of you is observing. Everything is useful to a writer, you see - every scrap, even the longest and most boring of luncheon parties.
~By Graham Greene ~


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


I was listening to the first record the other day, and it sounds remarkably contemporary.
~By Chris Bailey ~


With other people, you're always swapping music. Somebody is always listening to something you've never heard. It's a great way to hear all sorts of new things.
~By Tracy Chapman ~


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.
~By Margaret J. Wheatley ~


The storytelling gift is innate: one has it or one doesn't. But style is at least partly a learned thing: one refines it by looking and listening and reading and practice - by work.
~By Donna Tartt ~


We learn best to listen to our own voices if we are listening at the same time to other women - whose stories, for all our differences, turn out, if we listen well, to be our stories also.
~By Barbara Deming ~


Listening is such a simple act. It requires us to be present, and that takes practice, but we don't have to do anything else. We don't have to advise, or coach, or sound wise. We just have to be willing to sit there and listen.
~By Margaret J. Wheatley ~


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


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


I remember right after Carter got elected, I was sitting in my apartment in Albany, CA, on a Saturday listening to people call Carter and ask stupid questions while I designed the screen editor.
~By Bill Joy ~


One learns more from listening than speaking.And both the wind and the people who continue to live close to nature still have much to tell us which we cannot hear within university walls.
~By Thor Heyerdahl ~


What I wanted was for everyone listening to understand that these things mattered - not necessarily for me, but in this particular forum they mattered in terms of whether of not we were getting a person who should sit on the Supreme Court.
~By Anita Hill ~


I write music people enjoy playing and listening to, and I have a group that loves playing the music.
~By Chuck Mangione ~


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


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


I usually hang around the room listening to a bit of last night's show. If there's one available, I go to the steam room every day for my voice. I spend half an hour there and then I eat, because I can't eat later than four o'clock. Then I go for a soundcheck. That's my day.
~By Phil Collins ~


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


I cannot think that we are useless or God would not have created us. There is one God looking down on us all. We are all the children of one God. The sun, the darkness, the winds are all listening to what we have to say.
~By Geronimo ~


But a lot of the old fans are listening to a lot of the younger music. So I gotta keep moving forward, and they'll move forward too.
~By Kenneth Edmonds ~


You can't fake listening. It shows.
~By Raquel Welch ~


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


When you are accompanying someone, you are listening to them the way you listen to a Bach Chorale, where four parts are going on at the same time, all of which are gorgeous melodies, all being played simultaneously.
~By David Amram ~


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


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.
~By Jon Crosby ~


You have to do a lot of listening, you don't just learn out of yourself.
~By Ruggiero Ricci ~


We've finally told the world that this is sports entertainment, and I think one of the best forms of entertainment is anything that's fun or funny, something that you really enjoy watching or listening to.
~By Jerry Lawler ~


I have a 6-year-old, and his thing is to turn on Radio Disney in the car, and I get such an allergic reaction to listening to that music and the context into which it falls. I'm really working on him about that.
~By Aimee Mann ~


When you think you're listening to several conversations at once, they tell me, you may really simply be time sharing - that is, listening a little bit to this one, a little bit to that one.
~By Murray Gell Mann ~


My Dad died during the flu epidemic in 1918 when I was 4 years old. He left a lot of classical recordings behind that I began listening to at an early age, so he must have been a music lover.
~By Tom Glazer ~


There is such a thing as tempting the gods. Talking too much, too soon and with too much self-satisfaction has always seemed to me a sure way to court disaster. The forces of retribution are always listening. They never sleep.
~By Meg Greenfield ~


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


As far as loneliness, I feel Los Angeles and its layout, having to drive everywhere - it is a lonely place. It's an isolated city in that respect because you're driving to places alone listening to the radio.
~By Jason Schwartzman ~


Some people come to our shows and think they're gonna spend the night just listening to love songs, and they're pretty much surprised cause we do a lot of rock and roll.
~By Bobby Hatfield ~


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


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


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.
~By Jimmy Fallon ~


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


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


A man who is eating or lying with his wife or preparing to go to sleep in humility, thankfulness and temperance, is, by Christian standards, in an infinitely higher state than one who is listening to Bach or reading Plato in a state of pride.
~By C. S. Lewis ~


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.
~By Alvin Lee ~


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


Look at the product pipeline, look at the fantastic financial results we've had for the last five years. You only get that kind of performance on the innovation side, on the financial side, if you're really listening and reacting to the best ideas of the people we have.
~By Steve Ballmer ~


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


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.
~By Jeff Tweedy ~


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


The lion's share of what I hear right now are people who, intentional or accidental, have avoided all jazz prior to 1960. And all the musicians who were successful in the '60s spent their entire lives, prior to 1960, listening to all the musicians these people avoid.
~By Branford Marsalis ~


What I have to do now is figure where my passion is, and follow my heart; I've proven that if I have the passion for something then I can succeed. I haven't been listening to my heart in the last little while.
~By Clara Hughes ~


In a way, I have to have a dictatorship. I can't be told that I'm wrong. That conflicts with what I was saying earlier about listening. It isn't to do with receiving criticism and responding to other views, it's who has that last decision.
~By Trevor Nunn ~


We're looking to help our guitar buddies do their thing while at the same time we try to create something we might enjoy listening to ourselves. If anything we are trying to develop a vocabulary so we can converse more fluidly.
~By Pat Mastelotto ~


I want to tap into different styles. Something definitely mature, sultry, sensual, easy listening that everyone can enjoy. Every one of every race and everyone that likes different styles.
~By LaToya London ~


But nobody is listening to those points. They are just listening to the gossip which is saying that I knew I was positive for all these years because I had a faked test a few years ago.
~By Marc Wallice ~


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.
~By Chingy ~


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


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


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


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


My mom has a good way of engaging me in a conversation about the choices I make, listening, being objective and open-minded, and respecting those choices so long as they don't put me in danger.
~By Casey Affleck ~


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.
~By Bob Graham ~


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


An actor is a guy who, if you ain't talking about him, he ain't listening.
~By Boy George ~


I listen to both oldies and contemporary stations. I enjoy listening to current stuff because there's an energy to it that's inspiring.
~By Carole King ~


I think a lot of it had to do with, you know, I was always a daddy's girl. I was always wanting to please him, and I think he was pleased when he'd walk past my room and I was listening to those records.
~By Lee Ann Womack ~


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


In fact, I had to make an enormous adjustment to this, not only in listening to it but in playing with it. It's a full sound. In some instances, you must have the volume to get the effect.
~By Chico Hamilton ~


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


I'd rather spend my time looking at the sky than listening to Whitney Houston.
~By Robert Smith ~


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


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


My free time at home is usually spent emailing, listening to music, reading and talking on the phone. I wish I was on the phone less, but I have been fortunate to stay in touch with so many incredible friends.
~By Steve Nash ~


People have tremendous power, more than the average person understands, and certainly more than even I understood before I came to Congress. When any of my constituents writes me a letter, I promise you, we're listening.
~By Charlie Norwood ~


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


I'm quite into listening to music and not doing anything else.
~By Jonny Greenwood ~


All of my style came from listening to records.
~By Lindsey Buckingham ~


Oh, the miraculous energy that flows between two people who care enough to get beyond surfaces and games, who are willing to take the risks of being totally open, of listening, of responding with the whole heart. How much we can do for each other.
~By Alex Noble ~


Jazz is the last refuge of the untalented. Jazz musicians enjoy themselves more than anyone listening to them does.
~By Tony Wilson ~


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.
~By Billy Bragg ~


It's hard listening to myself.
~By Meg White ~


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

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