Listening Quotes

Silence is exhilarating at first - as noise is - but there is a sweetness to silence outlasting exhilaration, akin to the sweetness of listening and the velvet of sleep.

Edward Hoagland

I'm glad I understand that while language is a gift, listening is a responsibility.

Nikki Giovanni

I obey the Commandments, the sensible ones. Where they dont know what theyre talking about I ignore them. I keep thinking about the story of the two old women in church listening to the priest discoursing on the dynamics of the married state. At the end of the sermon one turns to the other and says, I wish I knew as little about it as he does.

Donald Barthelme

Just the act of listening means more than you can imagine to most employees.

Bob Nelson

Money talks, and we are always listening.


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.


I am many things. I can be quite mad, and young, but I`m not the kind of person who goes out to nightclubs and goes crazy. I am more like lying on my bed and listening to classical music to relax.

Eva Green

Set up the listening. Prepare who you are talking to for what you want them to hear. Get people to listen as a possibility rather than a problem.

Mal Pancoast

People talking without speaking, People hearing without listening, People writing songs that voices never share, and no one dare disturb the Sound of Silence.

Silence People

If speaking is silver, then listening is gold.

Turkish Proverb

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

Wherever we are, Gods in that moment, Gods speaking to us, and if weve just got our ears open and our antennas up, theres no lack of inspiration. Hes not silent. We just have to be listening.

Steven Curtis Chapman

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

Tattoos are cool because they dont belong on your body, but you put it there to say something about yourself. Much like my rolls of fat. That shit does not belong on a human body. And I put it there to say something about me. I dont like fruit. I dont like it! Long bike ride? Im out. Hot dog eating contest? Im listening.

Dave Attell

Every person in this life has something to teach me - and as soon as I accept that, I open myself to truly listening.

Catherine Doucette
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