Listening Quotes

Seneca, epistles - live among men as if god beheld you; speak to god...
No one is listening until you make a mistake.
Anon.

My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence.
Edith Sitwell
Listening is a form of accepting.
Stella Terrill Mann
James arthur baldwin - children have never been very good at listening...
There was a definite process by which one made people into friends, and it involved talking to them and listening to them for hours at a time.
Rebecca West

Anger is a signal, and one worth listening to.
Harriet Lerner, The Dance of Anger, 1985
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
Make sure you have finished speaking before your audience has finished listening.
Dorothy Sarnoff
Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. When we really listen to people there is an alternating current, and this recharges us so that we never get tired of each other. We are constantly being re - Created.
Brenda Ueland
Opportunities are often missed because we are broadcasting when we should be listening.
Author Unknown
The art of conversation consist as much in listening politely, as in talking agreeably.
Atwell
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.
Karl Menninge
By listening to his language of his locality the poet begins to learn his craft. It is his function to lift, by use of imagination and the language he hears, the material conditions and appearances of his environment to the sphere of the intelligence where they will have new currency.
William Carlos Williams
Live among men as if God beheld you speak to God as if men were listening.
Seneca
So when you are listening to somebody, completely, attentively, then you are listening not only to the words, but also to the feeling of what is being conveyed, to the whole of it, not part of it.
Jiddu Krishnamurti
Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery.
Dr. Joyce Brothers
I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.
Ernest Hemingway
With the gift of listening comes the gift of healing.
Catherine de Hueck
There are people who, instead of listening to what is being said to them, are already listening to what they are going to say themselves.
Albert Guinon
We must stop talking about the American dream and start listening to the dreams of Americans.
Reubin Askew
What this country needs is more free speech worth listening to.
Hansell B. Duckett
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.
Clive Staples Lewis
There are some experiences in life which should not be demanded twice from any man, and one of them is listening to the Brahms Requiem.
George Bernard Shaw
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.
Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer - Lytton
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.
Simone Weil