Quotation Explorer - 'Hearing'

This is the best kind of voyeurism, hearing joy from your neighbors. - Chuck Sigars
I like hearing myself talk. It is one of my greatest pleasures. I often have long conversations all by myself and I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a word of what I'm saying. - Oscar Wilde
Your voice tears me away from the reality that I exist and places my mind somewhere in between the infinity and beyond. Where everything is made of bliss and magic. Sometimes, I am scared of not hearing it again and never being able to get separated from this chaotic reality again. - Akshay Vasu
I never liked hearing anyone say I was the new George Gershwin, because I knew I could have never even carried that man's music case. If George Gershwin hadn't died when he was thirty-nine years old, there is no knowing how much more great music he would have written. - Burt Bacharach
Education commences at the mother's knee, and every word spoken within the hearing of children tends toward the formation of character. - Hosea Ballou
When I sit down to write a book, I do not say to myself, ‘I am going to produce a work of art.’ I write it because there is some lie that I want to expose, some fact to which I want to draw attention, and my initial concern is to get a hearing. - George Orwell
What you are seeing and hearing right now is nothing but a dream. You are dreaming right now in this moment. You are dreaming with the brain awake. - Don Miguel Ruiz
Alexander received more bravery of mind by the pattern of Achilles, than by hearing the definition of fortitude. - Sir Philip Sidney
You never really learn much from hearing yourself speak. - George Clooney
I am hearing a more resounding voice in the spirit saying,God is changing the guard in the Nigerian church. - Sunday Adelaja
I do so love hearing people speak passionately on any subject, other than themselves. - Ged Thompson Liverpool Poet
Having a hearing is educational. Having a hearing with television cameras is useful. Having a hearing with two rows of television cameras is Heaven. - Tim Wirth
Love leads us to write poetry because love improves our hearing; like prayer, poetry is every bit as much about listening as it is about speaking. To 'get' the poem is to hear the eloquence of the silence that it calls forth through its manifestation of love. - David Patterson
A lie's true power cannot be accurately measured by the number of people who believe its deception when it is told, it must be measured by the number of people who will go out after hearing it trying to convince others of its truth. - Dennis Sharpe
The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said. - Peter Drucker
My head was playing an irresistible music that only me was hearing it, and I laid down as if I was a siren waiting for someone to wash away her fear of being seen. You were the river which caught me when I was falling from the sky as a leaf , and you said even if I don’t remember you, you do. - Kenza Slaoui
Many people could say things in a cutting way, Nanny knew. But Granny Weatherwax could listen in a cutting way. She could make something sound stupid just by hearing it. - Terry Pratchett
You will be most readily cured of vanity or presumption by studying the history of music, and by hearing the master pieces which have been produced at different periods. - Robert Schumann
You create and plan your thought by seeing, reading and hearing the right things. - Jaachynma N.E. Agu
Hearing voices no one else can hear isn't a good sign, even in the wizarding world. - J. K. Rowling
I like hearing myself talk. It is one of my greatest pleasures. I often have long conversations all by myself, and I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying. - Oscar Wilde
You are never listening to what someone is saying, you are only ever listening to what you are hearing - Julia Heywood
I couldn't open up a magazine, you couldn't read a newspaper, you couldn't turn on the TV without hearing about the obesity epidemic in America. - Morgan Spurlock
Listening to your wife is intelligence; hearing every word she doesn't say is wisdom. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Like an ability or a muscle, hearing your inner wisdom is strengthened by doing it. - Robbie Gass
We know ourselves very little. We are not at the center of ourselves, but instead like the Earth in the Milky Way, and the Milky Way in the universe; far out on a distant edge, hearing a little of what is transpiring. - David Eaglemann
Hearing God’s voice is indispensable to moving through or around closed doors. - Gary Rohrmayer
The turning point for effective communication is actually hearing what is being said, rather than hearing what you want to hear instead. - Dannye Williamsen
There's such a difference between saying a thing yourself and hearing other people say it. You may know a thing is so, but you can't help hoping other people don't quite think it is. - L. M. Montgomery
Never say anything about someone which, if called to testify, you are unable to repeat to the person's hearing or the hearing of the person's close friend. This will save you a lot of trouble in life. - Chikamso Efobi
You will be hearing from me, she said, as he opened the door for her. And you will find that when I am crossed I am very formidable. - Colm Tóibín
We talk a lot about the five senses: vision, hearing, smell, taste, and touch. I would add one more…imagination. - Wes Adamson
Brethren, you won’t believe what I discovered. I found out that in every place, people listened to the message (the shift our churches need) with full attention and total bewilderment. The question that I kept on hearing was: why are other Christian ministers not doing the same thing? - Sunday Adelaja
I'm not a bad guy! I work hard, and I love my kids. So why should I spend half my Sunday hearing about how I'm going to Hell? - Matt Groening
When things feel murky and unsure, fine tuning our hearing so as to distinguish the voice of our Innermost Self brings clarity. - Kristi Bowman
We are living in a time where the hearing from God is bombarded by many frequencies and voices. This noise, corrosive in nature, makes it difficult to hear God’s voice...living with more noise means we live less like a disciple. We need a prism. Eric Samuel Timm is a prism. - Mark Batterson
I'm tired of hearing so many lies, please someone would invent a chipset installed on my ear that would block lies! - Hamid Karima
Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views. - William F. Buckley Jr.
A platitude is simply a truth repeated until people get tired of hearing it. - Stanley Baldwin
In sweet music is such art: killing care and grief of heart fall asleep, or hearing, die. - William Shakespeare
If a person listens routinely to the sermon but doesn’t show the commensurate good change in own daily action, then the fact is s/he is actually not hearing anything of the spiritual master’s oration. - Anuj Somany
We must unceasingly ask for [perseverance] by making use of the means which God has taught us for obtaining it: prayer, fasting, almsgiving, frequenting the sacraments, association with good companions, and hearing and reading Holy Scripture. - Francis de Sales
If I hadn't lost my hearing, I wouldn't be where I am now. It forced me to maximize my own potential. I have to be better than the average person to succeed. - Lou Ferrigno
If you play "I Don't Want To Know" by Fleetwood Mac loud enough -- you can hear Lindsey Buckingham's fingers sliding down the strings of his acoustic guitar. ...And we were convinced that this was the definitive illustration of what we both loved about music; we loved hearing the INSIDE of a song. - Chuck Klosterman
I believe that justice is instinct and innate, the moral sense is as much a part of our constitution as the threat of feeling, seeing and hearing. - Thomas Jefferson
I think the greatest sound in the world is hearing one of your children singing when they think no one is listening. - Ron Baratono
God created philosophy for all the intellects that got bored of hearing the same bible stories every Sunday. - Shannon L. Alder
I had a boyfriend who told me I’d never succeed, never be nominated for a Grammy, never have a hit song, and that he hoped I’d fail. I said to him, ‘Someday, when we’re not together, you won’t be able to order a cup of coffee at the fucking deli without hearing or seeing me. - Lady Gaga
Difficult do you call it, Sir? I wish it were impossible. [on hearing a famous violinist] - Samuel Johnson
You'll be hearing from my lawyer as soon as he graduates from law school! - Groucho Marx
As I explored my soul, now I know I have survived schizophrenia; hearing voices, reduced social engagement, emotional expression and lack of motivation. - Lailah Gifty Akita
I love hearing my relations abused. It is the only thing that makes me put up with them at all. - Oscar Wilde
To understand what's happening in the U.S. presidential election of 2016, you need to know what's going on in the year 2024! Soundscape: Where hearing is believing. - Royce Flippin
Faith isn't hearing the voice of God. It's listening and hearing nothing, but moving toward the miracle anyway. God hears us even when we don't hear him. Knowing that requires real faith. - Toni Sorenson
The man the state has put in place must have obedient hearing to his least command when it is right, and even when it's not. - Sophocles
I am tired of hearing negative words. I will supersaturate the world with positive words. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Speech is for the convenience of those who are hard of hearing; but there are many fine things which we cannot say if we have to shout. - Henry David Thoreau
A lot of people who find out about the things I do immediately figure I'm just a pathetic "druggie" with nothing to say that is worth hearing. They talk endless bull shit of "recovery!" They make it sound like some amazing discovery...don't they know I'm far too busy trying to recover me? - Ashly Lorenzana
If after hearing my songs just one human being is inspired to say something nasty to a friend or perhaps to strike a loved one it will all have been worth the while. - Tom Lehrer
Sometimes it's better for a struggling writer to stay single, than to keep hearing, "Oh, your a writer, and you need to spend time in writing? Then go marry your writing! - Anthony Liccione
Looking but not seeing is the hearing but not understanding of the eye. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
We grew up hearing stories about how he has been cheated - out of money, out of reputation, out of a grander fate. We had lost everything, he'd wail, and that was despite the fact that we had each other. - Alison Singh Gee
I want you to hold the rising sun,I’m hearing the stars calling me ; - Queen_001
I don’t really want fame and fortune; I just want to enjoy playing my music for people that enjoy hearing it. - Sara Alina
Most of the basic truths of life sound absurd at first hearing. - Elizabeth Goudge
Its not easy taking your own advice, accepting what you don't like hearing, & seeing the grey amongst the black & white. - April Mae Monterrosa
Seeing your own name on the book cover is like hearing your book saying, "Hi. Thanks for writing me! - Alvi Syahrin
A love of classical music is only partially a natural response to hearing the works performed; it also must come about by a decision to listen carefully, to pay close attention, a decision inevitably motivated by the cultural and social prestige of the art. - Charles Rosen
When you don't share your problems, you resent hearing the problems of other people. - Chuck Palahniuk
Jury: a group of twelve men who, having lied to the judge about their hearing, health and business engagements, have failed to fool him. - H. L. Mencken
What hinders me from hearing is that I am taken up with other things. It is not that I will not hear God, but I am not devoted in the right place. I am devoted to things, to service, to convictions, and God may say what He likes but I do not hear Him. - Oswald Chambers
To understand women who look both ways requires hearing their stories, not just noting the sex of their current partner. And when you listen closely, it's apparent these women have learned something crucial in these relationships. - Jennifer Baumgardner
I’m now requesting you refrain from calling me this early in the morning, before I’ve had a chance to steel my defenses against hearing you utter the word ‘lizard.’-- spoken by Dr. Jeri Asheer... to Chris Dixon. - Richard Finney
MEANDER, n. To proceed sinuously and aimlessly. The word is the ancient name of a river about one hundred and fifty miles south of Troy, which turned and twisted in the effort to get out of hearing when the Greeks and Trojans boasted of their prowess. - Ambrose Bierce
Prayer is not a court hearing, so when you pray don't aim to prove before God how others wronged you; because He knows every heart already. - Gugu Mona
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
Whether the Bible is Law or Gospel depends on the spiritual condition of the one hearing it. If someone is regenerate and loves God, then the whole Bible is Gospel to him. If someone is unregenerate and hates God, the whole Bible is Law to him, the whole thing condemns him. - Douglas Wilson
Late that night we were both still thinking about the events as they unfolded. He suggested a drive back to the water to bring some closure. As we stood in the water I felt so thankful to have been with a friend capable of hearing and expressing emotion. - Paula Heller Garland
Hearing nuns' confessions is like being stoned to death with popcorn. - Fulton J. Sheen
It is one thing to have the gift of seeing the spirits and hearing the Gods who move about us as we come and go; but it is a gift of darkness as well as light. - Mary Stewart
Education commences at the mother's knee, and every word spoken within the hearing of little children tends towards the formation of character. - Hosea Ballou
The process of learning requires not only hearing and applying but also forgetting and then remembering again. - John Gray
The faith comes by hearing; the reward by follow-through. - Johnnie Dent Jr.
You don't need speech or hearing to feel [friendship] - Mitch Albom
By its definition, sound is interactive. It is you connecting with the frequency of something greater or richer through hearing. Likewise, when your sound goes out, you can no longer hear the sound of your voice. And if you cannot hear your voice, you don’t know who you are. - Suzette Hinton
Whoever feels pain in hearing a good character of his neighbor, will feel a pleasure in the reverse. And those who despair to rise in distinction by their virtues, are happy if others can be depressed to a level of themselves. - Benjamin Franklin
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