Listening Quotes

The opposite of talking isn't listening. The opposite of talking is waiting.

Fran Lebowitz

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

Doug Larson

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

Bryant H. McGill

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

Ernest Hemingway

If you spend more time asking appropriate questions rather than giving answers or opinions, your listening skills will increase.

Brian Koslow

People will feel safer around you and speak truthfully to you when they feel you are listening intently to them.

Brian Koslow

You can’t fake listening. It shows.

Raquel Welch

Positive thinking by itself does not work. Your embodied vision, partnered with vibrant thinking, harmonized with active listening, and supported with your conscious action - will clear the path for your Miracles.

Sumner M. Davenport

The difference between listening to a radio sermon and going to almost like the difference between calling your girl on the phone and spending an evening with her.

Dwight L. Moody

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.

Theodore H. White

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.


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.

Henry Van Dyke

An actor's a guy, who if you ain't talking about him, ain't listening.

Marlon Brando

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.

Marcus Alexander Brigstocke

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.

William Lisle Bowles
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