Quotes: listening

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  • James Baldwin
    James Baldwin
    American writer 1924-1987
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    Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
  • Edgar Allan Poe
    Edgar Allan Poe
    American poet, writer and critic 1809-1845
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    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.
  • Lillian Smith
    Lillian Smith
    American writer 1897-1966
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    When you stop learning, stop listening, stop looking and asking questions, always new questions, then it is time to die.
  • C. S. Lewis
    C. S. Lewis
    Irish novelist and poet 1898-1963
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    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.
  • Patrick Kavanagh
    Patrick Kavanagh
    Irish poet and novelist 1904-1967
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    A sweeping statement is the only statement worth listening to. The critic without faith gives balanced opinions, usually about second-rate writers.
  • Benny Green
    Benny Green
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    Actually, I've had very little classical training, although I love listening to classical music very much.
  • Boy George
    Boy George
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    An actor is a guy who, if you ain't talking about him, he ain't listening.
  • Marlon Brando
    Marlon Brando
    American actor, film director, and activist 1924-2004
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    An actor's a guy, who if you ain't talking about him, ain't listening.
    Source: The Observer (1956)
  • Harriet Lerner
    Harriet Lerner
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    Anger is a signal, and one worth listening to.
  • Robert Montgomery
    Robert Montgomery
    English poet and minister 1807-1855
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    Are you really listening... or are you just waiting for your turn to talk?
  • Avoid such situations in which you are unnecessarily burdened with rubbish. You already have too much as it is, you need to be unburdened of it. And you go on collecting it as if it is something precious. Talk less, listen only to the essential, be telegraphic in talking and listening. If you talk less, if you listen less, slowly slowly you will see that a cleanliness, a feeling of purity, as if you have just taken a bath, will start arising within you. That becomes the necessary soil for medita
  • A. A. Milne
    A. A. Milne
    English author, writer of the Winnie-the-Pooh books 1882-1956
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    Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering.
  • Bob Graham
    Bob Graham
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    During the Cold War, we gathered information by listening to the Soviets, taking pictures of the Soviets, and we allowed our human intelligence to decline.
  • Ban Ki-moon
    Ban Ki-moon
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    Frankly speaking, I don't know much about rock music. But I enjoyed some when I was in college or high school. But I stopped listening after Elvis Presley!
  • Benny Blanco
    Benny Blanco
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    Here's the thing... when people start making music, they start borrowing styles from other people, because that's what you do. You start by recreating hip-hop beats you've heard from other people, or you start mimicking other people, or you're just listening to stuff.
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