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My horizon on humanity is enlarged by reading the writers of poems, seeing a painting, listening to some music, some opera, which has nothing at all to do with a volatile human condition or struggle or whatever. It enriches me as a human being.
~By Wole Soyinka ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


So our ears got used to listening to jazz in the place that it was that the bass player could not play. No one really realized it and really addressed it until the bass players who could play their instrument came along and started doing something with it.
~By Miroslav Vitous ~


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.
~By Vanessa Kerry ~


At the same time, I was listening to black music, and I began to think that the best musicians were receiving the worst treatment. The people who were doing the greatest work were despised as lower class, with no dignity accorded to what they did.
~By Henry Flynt ~


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.
~By Trevor Dunn ~


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


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


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


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.
~By Marcelene Cox ~


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.
~By Steve Lacy ~


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


My access to music when I was growing up was through pirate radio, you know, transistor radio under the pillow, listening to one more and then 'just one more' until your favourite track comes on.
~By Robert Palmer ~


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


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 ~


Words today are like the shells and rope of seaweed which a child brings home glistening from the beach and which in an hour have lost their luster.
~By Cyril Connolly ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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.
~By Lewis Thomas ~


You can do and use the skills that you have. The schools need you. The teachers need you. Students and parents need you. They need your actual person: your physical personhood and your open minds and open ears and boundless compassion, sitting next to them, listening and nodding and asking questions for hours at a time.
~By Dave Eggers ~


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 ~


For me the march was a labor - a labor of love - but I was busy handing out flyers for the National Association of Black Social Workers, so I really wasn't standing in the crowd listening and observing. I was busy.
~By Andre Braugher ~


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 ~


I've learned that I get blocked when my subconscious mind is telling me that I've taken the work in a wrong direction, and that once I start listening to what my subconscious is trying to tell me, I can work out the problem and get moving again.
~By Walter Jon Williams ~


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


I'm not performing now. What I do now is listen to music all day long. Listening is very nourishing to me. I might go back to perform, I might make another record. I've got a record half finished.
~By Michael Nesmith ~


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 ~


I grew up listening to old soul.
~By Erykah Badu ~


Difficult as it is really to listen to someone in affliction, it is just as difficult for him to know that compassion is listening to him.
~By Simone Weil ~


For that reason you can't write with music playing, and anyone who says he can is either writing badly, or not listening to the music, or lying. You need to hear what you're writing, and for that you need silence.
~By Philip Pullman ~


I enjoy listening to classical music and heavy metal. I play basketball and try to go diving at least once a year. I don't really have hobbies in the traditional sense... I engage in too many activities already through the actions of my characters.
~By Alan Dean Foster ~


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.
~By Pamela Stephenson ~


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


I'm saying: to be continued, until we meet again. Meanwhile, keep on listening and tapping your feet.
~By Count Basie ~


Musicians are there in front of you, and the spectators sense their tension, which is not the case when you're listening to a record. Your attention is more relaxed. The emotional aspect is more important in live music.
~By Brian Eno ~


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 ~


I think a lot of the instincts you have doing comedy are really the same for doing drama, in that it's essentially about listening. The way I approach comedy, is you have to commit to everything as if it's a dramatic role, meaning you play it straight.
~By Will Ferrell ~


That by listening to some music, by reading some books, by looking at paintings, and most important by hanging out with one another - by collaborating with one another and creating your own network - you can achieve something that is much better than what is out there.
~By David Amram ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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.
~By John Fahey ~


John Coltrane - I've been listening to the 'Trane again. It blows you away, because I know more now and I hear more now and I had a life that I've lived!
~By Alan Vega ~


We spent last night listening to Liverpool football team on the radio, wanting them to win so badly. Paul supports Liverpool. He was Everton for a while because of his family - but it's all Liverpool now.
~By Linda McCartney ~


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


We thought everybody read comics. We didn't know we were weird. We didn't know people that collected comics were strange. It was as normal as listening to rock music on the radio.
~By Gilbert Hernandez ~


No, it's not a very good story - its author was too busy listening to other voices to listen as closely as he should have to the one coming from inside.
~By Stephen King ~


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


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


I was listening to music long before rock 'n roll.
~By Bill Wyman ~


When I got to Princeton I made a point of attending the Philosophy Club and listening to the lectures, but I didn't get involved in any discussions in those clubs. I guess after the first year, I dropped that.
~By Stephen Cole Kleene ~


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.
~By Jim Sullivan ~


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


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


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.
~By Kevin Richardson ~


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 ~


We are all representatives of the American people. We all do town hall meetings. We all talk to our constituents. And I've got to tell you, the American people are engaged. And if you think they want a government takeover of health care, I would respectfully submit you're not listening to them.
~By Paul Ryan ~


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 ~


I get so tired listening to one million dollars here, one million dollars there, it's so petty.
~By Imelda Marcos ~


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


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


My favorite type of music to sing to would be rock and roll, Tenacious D, Led Zeppelin, some Queen - I love all of them. I love singing to them because they're all just great voices. I love listening to very obscure jazz.
~By Casey Abrams ~


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


Leadership to me means duty, honor, country. It means character, and it means listening from time to time.
~By George W. Bush ~


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


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.
~By Vince McMahon ~


I've led a school whose faculty and students examine and discuss and debate every aspect of our law and legal system. And what I've learned most is that no one has a monopoly on truth or wisdom. I've learned that we make progress by listening to each other, across every apparent political or ideological divide.
~By Elena Kagan ~


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.
~By Dee Dee Ramone ~


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


Your average pop song or film is a very sophisticated item, with very sophisticated ways of listening and viewing that we have not really consciously developed over the years - because we were having such a good time.
~By Paul Muldoon ~


The human brain can soften as a result of incessant listening to music with an intent to commit prose.
~By Donal Henahan ~


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


I don't limit my taste. There's some jazz that I like and there's some opera. I've been listening to what was essentially country music, but it crossed over to rock.
~By Rick Moranis ~


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


I suppose because I have a good ear, I could pick out harmonies and learn by ear. I still think that you have to have an ear for music to really be able to feel and understand what you're playing. You can learn by watching and listening to other people.
~By Mick Taylor ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


The future is built on brains, not prom court, as most people can tell you after attending their high school reunion. But you'd never know it by talking to kids or listening to the messages they get from the culture and even from their schools.
~By Anna Quindlen ~


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


A majority of American citizens are now becoming skeptical of the claim that our carbon footprints, resulting from our use of fossil fuels, are going to lead to climatic calamities. But governments are not yet listening to the citizens.
~By John Coleman ~


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 ~


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


Growing up in Memphis and listening to all kinds of music and dreaming... So that was one of the first times I wrote a complete song and set it to music and the whole bit. From then on, I was busy with it.
~By William Bell ~


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 ~


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

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