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.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • Walter Matthau
    Walter Matthau
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    I always had one ear offstage, listening for the call from the bookie.
  • Imelda Marcos
    Imelda Marcos
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    I get so tired listening to one million dollars here, one million dollars there, it's so petty.
  • Ernest Hemingway
    Ernest Hemingway
    American writer 1899-1961
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    I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.
  • Henry J. Kaiser
    Henry J. Kaiser
    American industrialist 1882-1967
    Henry J. Kaiser
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    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.
  • Albert Ellis
    Albert Ellis
    American psychologist 1913-2007
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    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
    George W. Bush
    American politician 1946-
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    Leadership to me means duty, honor, country. It means character, and it means listening from time to time.
  • Alice Miller
    Alice Miller
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    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.
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