Quotes 1 till 15 of 52.
American writer 1924-1987+1
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
Edgar Allan Poe
American poet, writer and critic 1809-1845+1
I never can hear a crowd of people singing and gesticulating, all together, at an Italian opera, without fancying myself at Athens, listening to that particular tragedy, by Sophocles, in which he introduces a full chorus of turkeys, who set about bewailing the death of Meleager.
American writer 1897-1966+1
When you stop learning, stop listening, stop looking and asking questions, always new questions, then it is time to die.
Irish poet and novelist 1904-19670
A sweeping statement is the only statement worth listening to. The critic without faith gives balanced opinions, usually about second-rate writers.
American actor, film director, and activist 1924-20040
An actor's a guy, who if you ain't talking about him, ain't listening.
Source: The Observer (1956)
Anger is a signal, and one worth listening to.
English poet and minister 1807-18550
Are you really listening... or are you just waiting for your turn to talk?
A. A. Milne
English author, writer of the Winnie-the-Pooh books 1882-19560
Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering.
I always had one ear offstage, listening for the call from the bookie.
I get so tired listening to one million dollars here, one million dollars there, it's so petty.
American writer 1899-19610
I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.
Henry J. Kaiser
American industrialist 1882-19670
I make progress by having people around me who are smarter than I am and listening to them. And I assume that everyone is smarter about something than I am.
American psychologist 1913-20070
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.
George W. Bush
American politician 1946-0
Leadership to me means duty, honor, country. It means character, and it means listening from time to time.
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.