Listening Quotes

Harriet lerner, the dance of anger, 1985 - anger is a signal, and one worth listening to....
No one is listening until you make a mistake.
Anon.

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
Brenda ueland - listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a...
We must stop talking about the American dream and start listening to the dreams of Americans.
Reubin Askew

Live among men as if God beheld you speak to God as if men were listening.
Seneca
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
Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery.
Dr. Joyce Brothers
The art of conversation consist as much in listening politely, as in talking agreeably.
Atwell
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
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
Listening is a form of accepting.
Stella Terrill Mann
What this country needs is more free speech worth listening to.
Hansell B. Duckett
I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.
Ernest Hemingway
Make sure you have finished speaking before your audience has finished listening.
Dorothy Sarnoff
My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence.
Edith Sitwell
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
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
Opportunities are often missed because we are broadcasting when we should be listening.
Author Unknown
Live among men as if God beheld you; speak to God as if men were listening.
Seneca, Epistles
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
James Arthur Baldwin
With the gift of listening comes the gift of healing.
Catherine de Hueck
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
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
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