Quotation Explorer - 'Listener'

Four years after my father's death, when the subject of parents came up in conversation i would relate the information in a flat, matter-of-fact tone eager to detect in my listener the flinch of grief that eluded me. - Alison Bechdel
A tapping foot isn’t the best a listener can get from a song: A good song makes a listener dance. A great song makes him think. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Be a good listener. Your ears will never get you in trouble. - Frank Tyger
However, the real beauty is not in the words themselves, but in the listener that has the power to understand them. - Luis Marques
He had a feel for silence, for leading to an unsounded note the listener yearned for... - Annie Proulx
A leader must be a good listener. He must be willing to take counsel. He must show a genuine concern and love for those under his stewardship. - James Faust
Radio is dumb until the listener hears what radio says - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
He often paused before he spoke. She thought this exquisite; it was as though he had such regard for his listener that he wanted his words strung together in the best possible way. - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The artist must forget the audience, forget the critics, forget the technique, forget everything but love for the music.Then, the music speaks through the performance,and the performer and the listener will walk togetherwith the soul of the composer, and withGod. - Mstislav Rostropovich
A brilliant mind was first a listener that observed the actions of the people that loved and hated them, then found a way to express their feelings, when real communication was lost. - Shannon L. Alder
If you are a good leader, you are a good listener. - Miggy Villas
A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while he gets to know something. - Wilson Mizner
A good listener is a good talker with a sore throat. - Katharine Whitehorn
The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself. - Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Beside every great writer is a great listener. - Nanette L. Avery
Music is much like fucking, but some composers can't climax and others climax too often, leaving themselves and the listener jaded and spent. - Charles Bukowski
Because we are all connected, we are meant to share our "story" with the world. It strengthens both the story teller and the listener. - Keith Dussia
A good listener is one who always pays attention, not to gain, but to learn. - Michael Bassey Johnson
It takes a great man to be a good listener. - Calvin Coolidge
Each of us has been designed for one of two immortal functions, as either a storyteller or as a cross-legged listener to tales of wonder, love, and daring. When we cease to tell or listen, then we no longer exist as a people. - Bryce Courtenay
I'm A Speaker, Your A Listener. - Famous Pedro
A bad handwriting is as annoying to a reader as an irritating voice is to a listener. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
A good teacher is one, that never stops listening; a good listener is one, that never stops teaching. - Anthony Liccione
A good orator must be a good listener - Aman Srivastava
The subtle whispers, cues and nudges are there as guideposts, to gently carry the humble listener along the path back to the source and the true self. - Bryant McGill
In general, silence often reflects ambiguity on the part of the listener as the observer wishes to understand the other's experience. - Sandra Leanne Bosacki
It is not advisable, James, to venture unsolicited opinions. You should spare yourself the embarrassing discovery of their exact value to your listener. - Ayn Rand
A good listener tries to understand what the other person is saying. In the end he may disagree sharply, but because he disagrees, he wants to know exactly what it is he is disagreeing with.
For the listener, who listens in the snow, / And, nothing himself, beholds /Nothing that is not there and the nothing that is. - Wallace Stevens
A good listener is usually thinking about something else. - Kin Hubbard
A good listener is not someone with nothing to say. A good listener is a good talker with a sore throat. - Katharine Whitehorn
An effective leader is also an effective listener. - Artika Tyner
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