Listening Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Listening

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


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.
~By Jeanette Winterson ~


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 have to concentrate more intently when people speak. I always have to position myself on their right side so that I can hear out of my left ear. I sometimes get a crick in my neck from listening. But I don't there's too much else.
~By Stephanie Beacham ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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.
~By Salma Hayek ~


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 ~


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 ~


Earmarks have become a symbol of a Congress that has broken faith with the people. This earmark ban shows the American people we are listening and we are dead serious about ending business as usual in Washington.
~By John Boehner ~


One of the surest evidences of friendship that one individual can display to another is telling him gently of a fault. If any other can excel it, it is listening to such a disclosure with gratitude, and amending the error.
~By Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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


Just remaining quietly in the presence of God, listening to Him, being attentive to Him, requires a lot of courage and know-how.
~By Thomas Merton ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 saw old Autumn in the misty morn stand shadowless like silence, listening to silence.
~By Thomas Hood ~


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 ~


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


Lately, I've been listening to some jazz albums. I love the new Pat Metheny album. John Coltrane. I still like good metal, though!
~By Geezer Butler ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


Conversely, beware the man who does nothing but ask you questions about yourself and offers no information about himself. Not only is he keeping you at bay, he is probably not listening to your answers.
~By Merrill Markoe ~


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 ~


I love listening to Radio Head's 'Everything in its Right Place' because it's all major chords, it makes you feel really good. It's soothing, it's got a beautiful voice, crazy textures. When I'm down I listen to that song and it really makes me feel good.
~By Casey Abrams ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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.
~By Brenda Blethyn ~


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 ~


If you make listening and observation your occupation you will gain much more than you can by talk.
~By Robert Baden-Powell ~


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 ~


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


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


Everything in writing begins with language. Language begins with listening.
~By Jeanette Winterson ~


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 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.
~By Sally Schneider ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


And I thought that was the best way for me to participate, because standing in the crowd and listening is a fantastic education, but it's not my nature. I need to be involved. So I did that instead.
~By Andre Braugher ~


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


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


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


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


In fact, I heard Bird first, and had got well into listening to him. You know, it's the kind of accidental thing that awareness of a player is: what's available, what somebody happens to play for you.
~By Gerry Mulligan ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


I like to listen to mellow stuff on the road like Travis, as we are constantly surrounded by rock music on tour and so its nice listening to mellow stuff. Obviously back at home I listen to a lot more rock music.
~By Ville Valo ~


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 wanted to make somebody feel like Coltrane made me feel, listening to it.
~By Wynton Marsalis ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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'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 ~


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 ~


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


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


Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
~By James A. Baldwin ~


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.
~By John Lubbock ~

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