Listening Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Listening

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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 ~


Obviously the people that I admired, like the Beatles, were really into rock'n'roll, but it was already a little past rock'n'roll when I started listening and making my own choices about music.
~By Elvis Costello ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


Those who still think listening isn't an art should see if they can do it half as well.
~By Michael Ende ~


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 ~


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


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.
~By Patricia Heaton ~


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.
~By Carla Bley ~


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.
~By Leo Buscaglia ~


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


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


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


One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.
~By Bryant H. McGill ~


In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing.
~By Robert Green Ingersoll ~


Most people read poetry listening for echoes because the echoes are familiar to them. They wade through it the way a boy wades through water, feeling with his toes for the bottom: The echoes are the bottom.
~By Wallace Stevens ~


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 ~


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 get even more nervous singing when everyone's fallen silent, but I really try to communicate the meaning of the lyrics, and there's people there listening to that, and if they're moved by it, then I'm moved as well.
~By Namie Amuro ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


One of the things that I loved about listening to Miles Davis is that Miles always had an instinct for which musicians were great for what situations. He could always pick a band, and that was the thing that separated him from everybody else.
~By Branford Marsalis ~


But I like to listen to demos. I like to hear the finished product. It's like listening to a song - I mean, a story. If you're going to sit here and tell me a story, I just like to listen. I don't want to make them up.
~By Reba McEntire ~


The opposite of talking isn't listening. The opposite of talking is waiting.
~By Fran Lebowitz ~


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.
~By Seamus Heaney ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 believe that if you're healthy, you're capable of doing everything. There's no one else who can give you health but God, and by being healthy I believe that God is listening to me.
~By Pedro Martinez ~


I've got CDs in my car, listening all the time for that next song, because everybody's looking.
~By Reba McEntire ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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.
~By Alice Miller ~


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


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.
~By Andre Malraux ~


My romantically favorite era is 78, 79 listening to Grandmaster Flash and the Furious 4, the live tapes, echo chamber and break beats.
~By Kool Moe Dee ~


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.
~By Fred Ward ~


Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. The friends who listen to us are the ones we move toward. When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand.
~By Karl A. Menninger ~


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


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.
~By Buddha ~


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


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 ~


The parent is the strongest statement that the child hears regarding what it means to be alive and real. More than what we say or do, the way we are expresses what we think it means to be alive. So the articulate parent is less a telling than a listening individual.
~By Polly Berrien Berends ~


If you want to be listened to, you should put in time listening.
~By Marge Piercy ~


Just the act of listening means more than you can imagine to most employees.
~By Bob Nelson ~


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 ~


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?
~By Michael Bolton ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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


There's something to be learned by listening and absorbing and watching before you start telling the people who have been there how to rearrange chairs.
~By Anne Northup ~


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 ~


There are two good rules which ought to be written on every heart - never to believe anything bad about anybody unless you positively know it to be true; never to tell even that unless you feel that it is absolutely necessary, and that God is listening.
~By Henry Van Dyke ~


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'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.
~By Enya ~


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


The minute viewers callin or write about your looks, they were not listening to what you were saying.
~By Jessica Savitch ~


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.
~By Liz Phair ~


My whole mood or sense can change by virtue of the music that I'm listening to. It really does affect me on a visceral and emotional level.
~By Kiefer Sutherland ~


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


I'm not exactly sure how many kids I have, but yes, I do miss them officially, for the record. In case any of them are listening, I love you.
~By Tre Cool ~


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 ~


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


In 1972, I got my first electric bass and started playing the kind of instrument I play now. I found that the majority of musicians couldn't bear that. They are not used to listening to the bass because they think the bass is in the background to support them.
~By Eberhard Weber ~


Because of the changes in the Padres team I played with last year, I felt like a veteran recently when I worked out with Jason Kendall and he told me he's liked listening to my records since he was a kid!
~By Garth Brooks ~


Listening is the key to everything good in music.
~By Pat Metheny ~


I have been training since 8th grade, but it has to do with listening, more than practice.
~By Jill Scott ~


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


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.
~By Edgar Winter ~


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


What you're doing is putting into professional play the way that you relate to other people, the way that you analyze and relate to a written text, the way that you would persuade anybody to do anything. It has to do with listening, with humility and a sense of yourself.
~By Trevor Nunn ~


I've spent the last year listening to Americans, and the state of the union that George W. Bush lives in is very different from the state that most hardworking Americans are living in.
~By Joe Lieberman ~


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


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


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 ~


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.
~By Carly Fiorina ~


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


Well, I didn't really grow up playing or listening to metal, like many of the kids I went to school with. I only got into it in my late teens, so when Marilyn Manson formed, it was at a time when I was still excited about approaching music from that angle.
~By Daisy Berkowitz ~


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


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 ~


The whole period has taught me that I enjoy being part of an ensemble rather than just a front man. Don't get me wrong - I enjoy that too, but I get more enjoyment out of really listening to everyone.
~By Damon Albarn ~

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