Meditation is listening to the Divine within
You can’t fake listening. It shows.
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.
Listening to people keeps them entertained.
The art of effective listening is essential to clear communication, and clear communication is necessary to management success.
Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery.
If you make listening and observation your occupation you will gain much more than you can by talk.
Listening is an attitude of the heart, a genuine desire to be with another which both attracts and heals.
One of the best ways to persuade others is with your ears - by listening to them.
Every person in this life has something to teach me - and as soon as I accept that, I open myself to truly listening.
Listening well is as powerful a means of communication and influence as to talk well.
Weather means more when you have a garden.† There's nothing like†listening to a shower and thinking† how it is soaking in and†around your lettuce and green beans.
My dear girl, there are some things that just are not done, such as drinking Dom Perignon 53 above the temperature of 38 degrees Fahrenheit. That is just as bad as listening to the Beatles without earmuffs.
The best thing for being sad,” replied Merlyn, beginning to puff and blow, “is to learn something. That is the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then — to learn. Learn why the world wags and what wags it. That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting.
The difference between listening to a radio sermon and going to church...is almost like the difference between calling your girl on the phone and spending an evening with her.
I've made all my money on my own without my family and I work very hard, ... Just listening to my father . . . So just basically following that and following my heart.
You have to do a lot of listening, you don't just learn out of yourself.
Listening is more important than talking. Just hit your mark and believe what you say. Just listen to people and react to what they are saying.
Musicians are there in front of you, and the spectators sense their tension, which is not the case when you're listening to a record. Your attention is more relaxed. The emotional aspect is more important in live music.
The only other thing I've noticed is some kind of acute muscular spasm in my neck and left shoulder, and that's hardly entertaining, except maybe for the bit where the doctor rather brilliantly prescribed me diazepam so I necked some and walked very slowly around the Westfield shopping centre listening to Henry Mancini's Pink Panther theme on repeat on an MP3 player, smiling eerily at shoppers.
O harmony! thou tenderest nurse of pain,
If that thy note's sweet magic e'er can heal
Griefs which the patient spirit oft may feel,
Oh! let me listen to thy songs again;
Till memory her fairest tints shall bring;
Hope wake with brighter eye, and listening seem
With smiles to think on some delightful dream.
If Pac-Man had affected us as kids, we'd all be running around in dark rooms, munching pills and listening to repetitive electronic music.
An actor's a guy, who if you ain't talking about him, ain't listening.
If people have personal conversations about very emotional matters in public, and people reveal parts of their body that were originally kept covered, and pornography is becoming semi-respectable, it makes you think the push for greater freedom and divesting yourself of inhibitions is a real human need. I'm 54, so I'm further back upon the road. We certainly did a fair amount of divesting ourselves of inhibitions, but there seems to have been a quantum leap in the last half a generation. Maybe we're destined to be freer, but it's taking odd forms, like showing your big gut to all the world and discussing the future of your marriage at a bus stop with 30 people listening in.
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.