Quotation Explorer - 'Listened'

I was just four when a hired teenage field hand attempted to molest me. Miraculously, I got away, and I told my dad. My father made three important choices that day: He listened to me, he believed me, and he took action. I was one of the fortunate ones--I had a childhood. - Carolyn Byers Ruch
I listened to Howard Stern every morning in college. I loved Howard. I still do, though I had to achingly bow out as my feminism solidified. (In a certain light, feminism is just the long, slow realization that the stuff you love hates you.) - Lindy West
Thus many a melody passed to and fro between the two nightingales, drunk with their passion. Those who heard them listened in delight, and so similar were the two voices that they sounded like a single chant. Born of pain and longing, their song had the power to break the unhappiness of the world. - Nizami Ganjavi
The great enemy of communication, we find, is the illusion of it. We have talked enough; but we have not listened. And by not listening we have failed to concede the immense complexity of our society—and thus the great gaps between ourselves and those with whom we seek understanding. - William H. Whyte
Once you have listened to the gossip for some time, you will soon feel as if you know everyone, even if you have never met them. - Monica Fairview
When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand. Ideas actually begin to grow within us and come to life. - Brenda Ueland
I always felt it wouldpass.I listened to the charges against meknowing some of them to be truebut certainly notimportant enoughto become the target ofviolence, envy,vengeance.I thought it would surelypass. - Charles Bukowski
All the same, a seductive voice from afar kept breaking into her conjugal peace: it was the voice of solitude. She closed her eyes and listened to the sound of a hunting horn coming from the depths of distant forests. There were paths in those forests... - Milan Kundera
Maybe history wouldn't have to repeat itself if we listened once in awhile. - Wynne McLaughlin
Speaking to people does not have the same personal intensity as listening to them. The question I put to myself is not 'How many people have you spoken to about Christ this week?' but 'How many people have you listened to in Christ this week? - Eugene H. Peterson
I just don't understand why those who fail to listen to others possess a habitual desire to be listened to. - Gugu Mona
If you listened hard enough the first time, you might have heard what I meant to say. - Unknown
We talked for hours. He talked and I listened. It was like wind and sunlight. It blew all the cobwebs away. - John Fowles
The quiet wasn't so lonely if you listened to how much sound was hidden in silence. - Rae Mariz
I've never listened to music lying down. Listening's reading if you close your eyes.Music's a wood you walk through. - David Mitchell
Someone else's vision will never be as good as your own vision of your self. Live and die with it 'cause in the end it’s all you have. Lose it and you lose yourself and everything else. I should have listened to myself. - Georgia O'Keeffe
Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. The friends who listen to us are the ones we move toward. When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand.
I do not have a psychiatrist and I do not want one, for the simple reason that if he listened to me long enough, he might become disturbed. - James Thurber
So many parents think they always need to teach their children about life, when in fact, if they listened once in a while, they would learn from their kids what life is truly about. - Martin R. Lemieux
It is far more comforting to think God listened and said no, than to think that nobody’s out there. - Mitch Albom
To start speaking my language start reading what I read... start reading what I have written. Listen to what I have listened. - Deyth Banger
If you end up with a boring miserable life because you listened to your mom, your dad, your teacher, your priest, or some guy on television telling you how to do your shit, then you deserve it. - Frank Zappa
Who would have listened to his tales of woe when his love was the flickering lamp over his own decaying tomb? - Faraaz Kazi
No man ever listened himself out of a job. - Calvin Coolidge
Even over the sound of a thousand voices...I still can hear my own, only after I listened to hers. - James Emlund
I listened to make sure I was meeting the minimum requirement to stay out of jail, so to speak. - Bill McKenzie
Her today's silence is the unheard shouts from past that you never listened. - Himanshu Chhabra
I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite. - G. K. Chesterton
If we listened to our intellect, we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go into business, because we'd be cynical. Well, that's nonsense. You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down. - Ray Bradbury
I handle wisdom only after I just looked down, listened to and understood. - Abdul'Rauf Hashmi
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
And those people should not be listened to who keep saying the voice of the people is the voice of God, since the riotousness of the crowd is always very close to madness. (Nec audiendi qui solent dicere, Vox populi, vox Dei, quum tumultuositas vulgi semper insaniae proxima sit.) - Alcuin
The Wolf trusts the universe... Because, she chose a form that made him feel comfortable... THE MOON... And not only because it listened to his howl… but it followed what he said in actions - Konstantinos Kyriakou.K.K
Always listen to your soul and feel the purity of that moment - no matter how sad or joyful - because it will speak to you further... a healing an understanding, a perspective or more will come out of it. Only because you listened. - Angie karan
It rained today. You sat with me. We listened to the pit-patter, felt the cold breeze and got drenched in countless emotions. We didn't say a word to each other. Today, 'words' were mute spectators of our growing love. - Saru Singhal
If everyone listened to me, the world would be a better place. - Aviva Moore
All I needed to know, all true knowledge, the only really essential knowledge, was to be found in the books I read and the music I listened to - Karl Ove Knausgård
Anybody who has listened to certain kinds of music, or read certain kinds of poetry, or heard certain kinds of performances on the concertina, will admit that even suicide has its brighter aspects. - Stephen Leacock
If the gods listened to the prayers of men, all humankind would quickly perish since they constantly pray for many evils to befall one another. - Epicurus
My parents taught me how to listen to everybody before I made up my own mind. When you listen, you learn. You absorb like a sponge-and your life becomes so much better than when you are just trying to be listened to all the time. - Steven Spielberg
Death’s life should have listened to the moonly whispers of breathing in the coldest nights - Munia Khan
The real beginning of influence comes as others sense you are being influenced by them--when they feel understood by you--that you have listened deeply and sincerely, and that you are open. - Stephen Cove
Anything can become music if listened to long enough - Jeff Noon
The poet Mallarmé listened to the painter Degas complaining about his inability to write poems even though he was full of ideas. My dear Degas, Mallarmé responded, poems are not made out of ideas. They’re made out of words. - Stéphane Mallarmé
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