Quotation Explorer - 'Ear'

A few minutes ago every tree was excited, bowing to the roaring storm,waving, swirling, tossing their branches in glorious enthusiasm likeworship. But though to the outer ear these trees are now silent, theirsongs never cease. -, naturalist, explorer, and writer (1838-1914) - John Muir
When people talk about how fast children forget, how fast they forgive, how sensitive they are, I let it go in one ear and out the other. Children can remember and forget and totally freeze to death the people they don't like. - Peter Hoeg Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow
Very softly as he nuzzled her, his mouth near her ear, he began to sing: "I'm so happy with you, la, la... - Judith Ivory
Music, even in situations of the greatest horror, should never be painful to the ear but should flatter and charm it, and thereby always remain music. - Woflgang Amadeus Mozart
Spend your leisure time in cultivating an ear attentive to discourse, for in this way you will find that you learn with ease what others have found out with difficulty. - Isocrates
Dogs feel very strongly that they should always go with you in the car, in case the need should arise for them to bark violently at nothing right in your ear. - Dave Barry
An envious heart makes a treacherous ear. - Zora Neale Hurston
Edward leaned close and whispered in my ear so that Olaf would think he was whispering sweet nothings, but what he what he actually said, was, "We aren't the good guys, Anita. We're the necessary guys. - Laurell K. Hamilton
I think that if you have a horse, pegasus, qilin, or unicorn, you should sit on it! You should stroke its hair, whisper in its ear, be one with it! And you shouldn't feel sorry if other people don't have one. - C. JoyBell C.
A song that wrenches the heart finds a knowing ear and a liking heart. - Auliq Ice
For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul. - Judy Garland
She wraps her arms around me and speaks in my ear. Words just for me--the poetry of I love you--to keep me warm in the cold. With them she turns me back from ash and nothing into flesh and blood. - Ally Condie
if you like the lovable sound of an asthma attack in your ear every time you tell a joke. - Kiera Cass
A man's eye serves as a photography to the invisible, as well as his ear serves as echo to the silence. - Machado de Assis
The ear never forgets what the soul says. - Matshona Dhliwayo
TELESCOPE, n. A device having a relation to the eye similar to that of the telephone to the ear, enabling distant objects to plague us with a multitude of needless details. Luckily it is unprovided with a bell summoning us to the sacrifice. - Ambrose Bierce
Life is as tedious as a twice-told tale Vexing the dull ear of a drowsy man. - William Shakespeare
We need the slower and more lasting stimulus of solitary reading as a relief from the pressure on eye, ear and nerves of the torrent of information and entertainment pouring from ever-open electronic jaws. It could end by stupefying us. - Storm Jameson
I am irritated by my own writing. I am like a violinist whose ear is true, but whose fingers refuse to reproduce precisely the sound he hears within. - Gustave Flaubert
If you develop an ear for sounds that are musical it is like developing an ego. You begin to refuse sounds that are not musical and that way cut yourself off from a good deal of experience. - John Cage
I know about me. I am the moons sister, a tidal child stranded on land. The sea always in my ear, a surf of eternal discontent in my blood. - Keri Hulme
I had one elegantly folded cookie—a short paper nerve baked in an ear. - Lorrie Moore
#Writers, #artists , and #poets don't get the respect they deserve until they are either dead, or they cut off an ear Mozaiah T. - Mozaiah Thompson
This is a beautiful morning; the sun is rising with a smiling face. Everything around me is alive and smiling. Everything is whispering in my ear to enjoy every moment and enjoy the morning. My heart is dancing with you, with morning light. - Debasish Mridha
Nevertheless the passions, whether violent or not, should never be so expressed as to reach the point of causing disgust; and music, even in situations of the greatest horror, should never be painful to the ear but should flatter and charm it, and thereby always remain music. - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Don't bother to ring a bell in the ear that doesn't listen. Move to another ear, and if he doesn't listen to your bell, sit back and listen to his nemesis. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage - they've experienced pain and bought jewelry. - Rita Rudner
You whispered softly in the ear of my joyous heart.You know what's on my mind, you've heard my thoughts.I closed my mouth and spoke to you in a hundred silent ways. - Jalaluddin Rumi
One disadvantage of being a hog is that at any moment some blundering fool may try to make a silk purse out of your wife's ear. - J.B. Morton
True beauty is a warm heart, a kind soul, and an attentive ear. - Ken Poirot
All things are full of labour; man cannot utter it; the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing. - Compton Gage
When I lean my ear up against your seashell heart, I can hear an ocean of love roaring inside. - John Mark Green
This isn't Hamlet, you know, It's not meant to go into the bloody ear.
Is there a communication breakdown in your marriage because of the "crowd noise" i.e.. too many people in your life you are taking advice from? Who is in your ear that isn’t a part of the team on and off the field? That’s the noise you drown out. - Shon Hyneman Love And Football How to play on the same team with your spouse
There is in souls a sympathy with sounds:And as the mind is pitch'd the ear is pleasedWith melting airs, or martial, brisk or grave;Some chord in unison with what we hearIs touch'd within us, and the heart replies. - William Cowper
I got out on the street and started crying the kind of hysterical tears made justifiable only by turning off one’s cell phone, putting it to the ear, and pretending to be told of a death in the family. - Sloane Crosley
Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice. - William Shakespeare
We sometimes laugh from ear to ear, but it would be impossible for a smile to be wider than the distance between our eyes.
Van Gogh became a painter because he had no ear for music.
The muse is fickle; ergo, when she knocks, ANSWER! It may take a while, but trust me, she WILL knock. In the meantime, keep your ear pressed firmly to the door. - Quentin R. Bufogle
On this Valentine’s Day I like to whisper in your ear the silent songs of my heart. - Debasish Mridha
Man has six organs to serve him and he is master only of three. He cannot control his eye, ear or nose, but he can his mouth, hand and foot. - Leone Levi
The music is a vibration in the brain rather than the ear. - Amy Clampitt
I just want to let you know that when I look into my future, I see nothing but you. That’s what Chaz had whispered in my ear at some point during the wedding last night.Then he’d whispered. And you’re not even wearing Spanx. - Meg Cabot
I know grammar by ear only, not by note, not by the rules. - Mark Twain
One voice can enter ten ears, but ten voices cannot enter one ear. - Leone Levi
Just because you fall down doesnt mean your hurt in the process yet mabey you found your lost ear ring - MEEEEEEE
As the four girls were taking her father's life, she had tried to rush onto the stage. But two old university janitors held her down and whispered into her ear that she would lose her own life if she went. - Liu Cixin
How great are the advantages of solitude! -- How sublime is the silence of nature's ever-active energies? There is something in the very name of wilderness, which charms the ear, and soothes the spirit of man. There is religion in it. - Estwick Evans
Try listening to yourself sometime, alone in a transient room in a strange town. The worst is when you draw a blank, and the ash-blonde ghosts of the past carry on long twittering long-distance calls with your inner ear, and there's no way to hang up. - Ross Macdonald
Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard. - Anne Sexton
An ancient sage held that in different ages, humans held the senses in different ratios, according to the media by which they communicated and expressed themselves. Hence before writing, the ear was the royal sense. After writing, the eye. - Karl Schroeder
Listen and attend with the ear of your heart.
... The women's song was always the same, as monotonous as the beating of the waves against the beach: loss, loss. The conch offered them no enchantment. When they put their ear to it, all they heard was the echo of their mourning. - Carsten Jensen
The darling mispronunciations of childhood! - dear me, there's no music that can touch it; and how one grieves when it wastes away and dissolves into correctness, knowing it will never visit his bereaved ear again. - Mark Twain
Sometimes we need someone to just listen. Not to try and fix anything or offer alternatives, but to just be there… to listen. An ear that listens can be medicine for a heart that hurts. - Steve Maraboli
Turren blinked and then smiled from ear to ear. What makes a pure soul extra purer?I don’t know, Sebastian said. I didn’t eat anything weird today. - Sam Argent
The mixture of the grotesque and the tragic is agreeable to the spirit, as are discords to the jaded ear. - Charles Baudelaire
He has Van Gogh’s ear for music. - Billy Wilder
Whenever you need a listening ear, we'll be there. Don't let PTSD get a hold on you. Seek help. - www.thecounsellingparadigm.sg
A traveler must have the back of an ass to bear all, a tongue like the tail of a dog to flatter all, the mouth of a hog to eat what is set before him, the ear of a merchant to hear all and say nothing.
A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it. - William Shakespeare
Free from gross passion or of mirth or anger constant in spirit, not swerving with the blood, garnish'd and deck'd in modest compliment, not working with the eye without the ear, and but in purged judgement trusting neither? Such and so finely bolted didst thou seem. - William Shakespeare
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest accomplishment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. - Leo Buscaglia
Life is like music, it must be composed by ear, feeling and instinct, not by rule. Nevertheless one had better know the rules, for they sometimes guide in doubtful cases, though not often. - Samuel Butler
Let your eyes talk, mouth listens and ear sleeps. - Santosh Kalwar
Relatedness is vital in a time when so many people suffer from social deafness. Emotional insensitivity being caused by a redoubtable tin ear makes it impossible to hear any signs of empathy or capture the vibrant qualities of ‘sharing’. ("Only needed a light ") - Erik Pevernagie
The word genius was whispered into my ear the first things I ever Heard while I was still mewling in my crib, laughs Orson (Welles), so it never occured to me that I wasn't until middle age - Barbara Leaming
Learning to read music in Braille & play by ear helped me develop a [very] good memory. - Ray Charles
Would a harsh word ever fall from lips which now breathed only love? Would the step whose lightest footfall now made her heart leap, ever sound in her ear like a death knell? - Fanny Fern
It is hard to look up to a leader who keeps his ear to the ground.
I have been right, Basil, haven’t I, to take my love out of poetry, and to find my wife in Shakespeare’s plays? Lips that Shakespeare taught to speak have whispered their secret in my ear. I have had the arms of Rosalind around me, and kissed Juliet on the mouth. - Oscar Wilde
Let us liberate ourselves from any form of control. Let us focus at the inner drum, where the rhythm aligns with that of our heart. The measure of responsibility, equals to the need for evolution. Just listen, the inner child, let it whisper in your ear. - Grigoris Deoudis
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, alistening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, allof which have the potential to turn a life around. - Leo Buscaglia
If the person you are talking to doesn't appear to be listening, be patient. It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear.
LECTURER, n. One with his hand in your pocket, his tongue in your ear and his faith in your patience. - Ambrose Bierce
Sometimes all a person wants is an empathetic ear; all he or she needs is to talk it out. Just offering a listening ear and an understanding heart for his or her suffering can be a big comfort. - Roy T. Bennett
Whenever death may surprise us, let it be welcome if our battle cry has reached even one receptive ear and another hand reaches out to take up our arms. - Che Guevara
...few young poets [are] testing their poems against the ear. They're writing for the page, and the page, let me tell you, is a cold bed. - Stanley Kunitz
It takes a special ear to appreciate the many sounds of good music. - Xela Ffonrims
NOISE, n. A stench in the ear. Undomesticated music. The chief product and authenticating sign of civilization. - Ambrose Bierce
Death tugs at my ear and says: "Live, I am coming." - Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Alf Todd," said Ukridge, soaring to an impressive burst of imagery, "has about as much chance as a one- armed blind man in a dark room trying to shove a pound of melted butter into a wild cat's left ear with a red-hot needle." - P. G. Wodehouse
The body is poisoned through the mouth, even so is the heart through the ear ... And even if we do mean no harm, the Evil One means a great deal, and he will use those idle words as a sharp weapon against some neighbor's heart. - Francis de Sales
I'm tired of hearing so many lies, please someone would invent a chipset installed on my ear that would block lies! - Hamid Karima
I have just lost my reason for fighting so hard. How do I go on now, without my thing to fight for?' And he whispered into my ear, he said: 'Maybe it's time to stop fighting. - C. JoyBell C.
Blow in it's ear. - Johnny Carson
If music be the food of love, play on; Give me excess of it, that, surfeiting, The appetite may sicken, and so die. That strain again! it had a dying fall: O, it came o'er my ear like the sweet sound That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing and giving odour! - William Shakespeare
You smile and draw me near and whisper, "Do as dreamers do."I lean to you and whisper in your ear, "I cannot dream tonight my Dear. For it is you. - Shaun Hick
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. - Leo Buscaglia
To delight the ear and the eye is a mere sensual indulgence;—true poetry strikes at the soul. - Samuel Egerton Brydges
Sometimes we need someone to just listen. Not to try and fix anything or offer alternatives, but to just be there… to listen. An ear that listens can be medicine to a heart that hurts. - Steve Maraboli
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