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Positive Quotes about Listening

Let these Listening quotes help you to have a positive attitude toward life, and to think positively.

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

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Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

Trees are the earth's endless effort
to speak to the listening heaven.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Dance like no one is watching,
love like you'll never be hurt.
Sing like no one is listening.
Live life like it's heaven on earth.
- Anonymous (various attributions and alternate phrasings)

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Spend time every day listening to what your muse is trying to tell you.
- Saint Bartholomew

If the person you are talking to doesn't appear to be listening, be patient.
It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

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.
- The Buddha

 

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

Conversations with God are very different
from the usual nature of prayer.
Prayers are commonly only in one direction -
the one praying speaks and hopes God is listening.
Prayers also tend to focus on asking
for specific things or outcomes one wants,
rather than seeking to better understand the mind of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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.
- Marcelene Cox

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

Hubert Humphrey talks so fast that listening to him
is like trying to read Playboy magazine with your wife turning the pages.
- Barry Goldwater

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

Yeah I called her up. She gave me a bunch of ...
about me not listening to her, or something.
I don't know, I wasn't really paying attention.
- the movie Dumb & Dumber (1994)

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

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.
- Vanessa Kerry

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.
- Chingy

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

I'd rather spend my time looking at the sky than listening to Whitney Houston.
- Robert Smith

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

You'd never know that listening to people in the UN
but tribalism is the father of racism.
- Stanley Crouch

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

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

When anyone tells me I can't do anything...
I'm just not listening any more.
- Florence Griffith Joyner

I grew up mostly with classical, big band,
and a lot of Irish music - I really didn't start listening
to rock and roll until I was maybe sixteen.
- Moira Kelly

I like to listen.
I have learned a great deal from listening carefully.
Most people never listen.
- Ernest Hemingway

When I'm 80 and sitting in a rocking chair listening to the Rolling Stones,
there is absolutely no way I'm going to feel old or forget my younger days.
- Patty Duke

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

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.
- Jeanette Winterson

I think one of the things that we are facing right
now is that we've stopped listening to each other in our politics.
- Michael Bennett

Listening to medical facts was not enough.
People wanted one hundred percent guarantees.
- Ryan White

But a lot of the old fans are listening to a lot of the younger music.
So I gotta keep moving forward, and they'll move forward too.
- Kenneth Edmonds

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.
- Alvin Lee

I was listening to all those lyrics and trying to take
in everything that was happening.
I was completely excited.
It was one of the greatest times that I had listening to music.
- Jay McShann

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

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

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

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.
- John Fahey

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

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

I don't care who I play to, as long as they enjoy listening to what I play.
- Keith Emerson

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

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.
- Donna Tartt

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

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.
- Stephen King

I enjoy listening to opera at home, occasionally,
but I would much rather see it than just listen to it.
- Sam Waterston

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

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.
- Carly Fiorina

Listening is the only way to entertain some folks.
- Kin Hubbard

The subconscious is ceaselessly murmuring,
and it is by listening to these murmurs that one hears the truth.
- Gaston Bachelard

The art of effective listening is essential to clear communication,
and clear communication is necessary to management success.
- James Cash Penney

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.
- Fred Ward

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.
- Dee Dee Ramone

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

I love listening to new stuff, at home in LA I always
have the radio on to hear what is happening.
- Tom Jones

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.
- Alice Miller

The first jazz pianist I heard was Thelonious Monk.
My father was listening to an album of his called 'Monk's
Dream' almost every day from the time I was born.
- Benny Green

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.
- Bobby Hatfield

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

I remind myself every morning: Nothing I say this day will teach me anything.
So if I'm going to learn, I must do it by listening.
- Larry King

People hear the soul, black influence in my voice.
I grew up listening to CKLW and all the black stations like WLBS.
- Madonna Ciccone

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.
- Bob Graham

I enjoyed listening to it, but I didn't think I could do it.
- Wanda Jackson

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

I'll make music, whether or not anyone is listening,
for the rest of my life.
It's a natural form of expression for me,
the same way I draw and write and sing.
- Brandon Boyd

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

I'd say that what we hear is the quality of our listening.
- Robert Fripp

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.
- Annette Funicello

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.
- Jim Sullivan

If you want to make someone feel emotion,
you have to make them let go.
Listening to something is an act of surrender.
- Brian Eno


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