Listening Quotes And Sayings


Listening Quotes And Sayings

Here is a collection of listening quotes and sayings from various authors, celebrities, famous persons, and other sources compiled by for you to read and enjoy.

“Listening is being able to be changed by the other person.”
– Alan Alda

“All I want to see from an actor is the intensity and accuracy of their listening.”
– Alan Rickman

“I wrote several articles criticizing psychoanalysis, but the analysts weren’t listening to my objections. So I finally quit after practicing it for six years.”
– Albert Ellis

“If you’re listening to a rock star in order to get your information on who to vote for, you’re a bigger moron than they are.”
– Alice Cooper

“The late sixties and early seventies were kind of a breeding ground for exciting new sounds because easy listening and folk were kind of taking over the airwaves. I think it was a natural next step to take that blissful, easy-going sound and strangle the life out of it.”
– Alice Cooper

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

“We talk a lot on ‘Biggest Loser’ about how fitness is a natural antidepressant, how it burns off stress. What I like about running is that it gives me time alone. I’m always busy, with people at work, with my kids. I love getting out for a run by myself and just listening to my music.”
– Alison Sweeney

“If I do three interviews in a day, I can be exhausted, because the process of hearing everyone requires that I empty out myself. While I’m listening, my own judgments and prejudices certainly come up. But I know I won’t get anything unless I get those things out of the way.”
– Anna Deavere Smith

“The future is built on brains, not prom court, as most people can tell you after attending their high school reunion. But you’d never know it by talking to kids or listening to the messages they get from the culture and even from their schools.”
– Anna Quindlen

“I feel that the BBC World Service is not as versatile as it used to be – or perhaps I’m not listening at the right times.”
– Aung San Suu Kyi

“I haven’t heard any music on the BBC World Service in a long time. Maybe I’m listening at the wrong times. But not one single piece of music.”
– Aung San Suu Kyi

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

“I am so in love with just lying in bed listening to Mozart.”
– Ben Stein

“Most of the successful people I’ve known are the ones who do more listening than talking.”
– Bernard Baruch

“Starting out really punk came from not knowing any better and listening to music like that, not knowing how to play music – well, still not knowing how to play music.”
– Beth Ditto

“I’ve got to start listening to those quiet, nagging doubts.”
– Bill Watterson

“I mean my point as an artist is I’m on my own little weird journey across the sky here and whether or not anybody’s listening, or listening to the degree I would like them to, at the end of the day has to be an inconsequential thing because I can’t chase this culture.”
– Billy Corgan

“I hope the fans have enjoyed listening as much as I’ve enjoyed doing the games. I don’t ever go to the park where I don’t have a good day. I don’t like losing. But I don’t think I ever go to the park where I have a bad day. I don’t think once.”
– Bob Uecker

“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

“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

“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.”
– Brian Eno

“I’d love it if American kids were listening to Muslim music.”
– Brian Eno

“People do dismiss ambient music, don’t they? They call it ‘easy listening,’ as if to suggest that it should be hard to listen to.”
– Brian Eno

“I admit, I do a lot of projects, but it’s because I’m in a position now where I’m reading a lot more scripts and plays and things, and I’m really listening to offers and trying to think what I want to do at any given time.”
– Bryan Cranston

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

“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.”

“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.”
– C. S. Lewis

“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

“My inner rock chick has always been there. I grew up listening to a lot of rock music through my sisters, who were teenagers while I was young, so they had control of the radio.”
– Carrie Underwood

“I grew up listening to Queen. They were no stranger to throwing in the unexpected and something a little more dramatic.”
– Carrie Underwood

“I grew up listening to everything. I have such a love for music, but I don’t want to make the same album over and over again.”
– Carrie Underwood

“No one knows who is listening, say nothing you would not wish put in the newspapers.”
– Charles Spurgeon

“Yieldedness is vital in listening to what He has to say.”
– Charles Stanley

“I think you can really gauge my state of mind by listening to my albums.”
– Christina Aguilera

“I try to forget about the expectation that’s out there and the audience listening for the next thing so that I’m not trying to please them. I’ve spent a huge amount of time not communicating with those folks and denying that they exist.”
– Chuck Palahniuk

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