Quotation Explorer - 'Listening'

When the ego is in the driver’s seat, we judge. When our spirit, our authentic self, is in control, we practice listening (without judging), compassion, and love. - Sheila Burke
There is no dharma greater than a word uttered by a man of conscience; there is no karma greater than a man listening to himself! Since an intention precedes action, it should be the reference point for any action. - Thiruman Archunan
There was a definite process by which one made people into friends, and it involved talking to them and listening to them for hours at a time. - Rebecca West
I can't sleep, I don't have what to do... I'm ill.... wow... the best choice will be listening to a podcast what more awesome than that? - Deyth Banger
Listening is about being present, not just about being quiet. I meet others with the life I’ve lived, not just with my questions. - Krista Tippett
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
Wouldn't the worst be, isn't the worst, in truth, that women aren't castrated, that they have only to stop listening to the Sirens (for the Sirens were men) for history to change its meaning? - Hélène Cixous
If you become a singing bird, I will be the listening sky so that I will never miss your song. - Debasish Mridha
[Jane] Austen was not a novelist for nothing: she knew that our stories are what make us human, and that listening to someone else's stories -- entering into their feelings, validating their experiences -- is the highest way of acknowledging their humanity, the sweetest form of usefulness. - William Deresiewicz
I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen. - Ernest Hemingway
Good listening places us on an edifice of learning complex human behavior. - Balroop Singh
Whoever is going to listen to the philosophers needs a considerable practice in listening. - Epictetus
Every song I am listening toIt has an imaginary story about you. - Ahmed Ali Anjum
The biggest barrier in communication is that tendency of listening to reply and not to understand. - Wilson M. Mukama
Never stop dreaming. Never stop listening to the music that is inside of you. - Debasish Mridha
Silence is exhilarating at first - as noise is - but there is a sweetness to silence outlasting exhilaration, akin to the sweetness of listening and the velvet of sleep - Edward Hoagland
In Russia, as I sat there day after day wearing headphones, listening to the interpreter struggle to make our words relevant, I wondered if we could establish meaningful rapport with a nation that had never seen raisins dance in dark glasses on TV...never had a garage sale. - Erma Bombeck
You are never listening to what someone is saying, you are only ever listening to what you are hearing - Julia Heywood
The key to good listening isn't technique, it's desire. Until we truly want to understand the other person, we'll never listen well. - Steve Goodier
Live among men as if God beheld you; speak to God as if men were listening. - Seneca
A listening heart can take away stress. A loving and friendly hug can heal and bless. - Debasish Mridha
The fact that you have access to the microphone doesn't mean you know everything. There are others listening to you, who know more things than you do, but do not have access to the platform to say it. - Israelmore Ayivor
Maybe being married is talking to oneself with one's other self listening. - Ruth Rendell
Listening with the focus of actually understanding what the other person is trying to communicate is priceless, a talent that everyone possesses but not something that is practiced enough. - Christine Marie Bryant
Listening to Beethoven also is sensuality, but when you have said 'sex' you have said all. A man who can give up sex can give up Beethoven. - Nanavira Thera
Leopold, like most men of power and prestige, was not so much interested in listening to what others had to say as he was in having an audience. - Jeremy Robinson
Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery. - Dr. Joyce Brothers
Silence speaks volumes, especially is you're quietly listening. - Akiroq Brost
It is extremely Sad to think that while nature is talking,humankind is not listening. - J.D. Masterson
Listening to your wife is intelligence; hearing every word she doesn't say is wisdom. - Matshona Dhliwayo
So when you are listening to somebody, completely, attentively, then you are listening not only to the words, but also to the feeling of what is being conveyed, to the whole of it, not part of it. - Krishnamurti
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
Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering.
Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. When we really listen to people there is an alternating current, and this recharges us so that we never get tired of each other. We are constantly being re-created. - Brenda Ueland
One of great arts of communication is the skill of listening to people - Sunday Adelaja
If you're really listening, if you're awake to the poignant beauty of the world, your heart breaks regularly. In fact, your heart is made to break; its purpose is to burst open again and again so that it can hold evermore wonders. - Andrew Harvey
Patience is a virtue as they say and listening is an exercise in patience. - Kaleb Kilton
Every person is a living treasure box. Listening holds the key. - Mollie Marti
Heart-flow means listening to your intuition and hunches and following your heart. How can you let your heart lead today? - Amy Leigh Mercree
Ah, dear Jude; that's because you are like a totally deaf manobserving people listening to music. You say 'What are theyregarding? Nothing is there.' But something is. - Thomas Hardy
Listening to podcast, reading a book, listening to an aduibook and watching films isn't waste of time. It's how somebody becomes wise! - Deyth Banger
The moment you think you know something inside out, is the moment you stop listening. That's when you go backwards faster than you progressed - Hadi Farnoud
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
When many voices are speaking at once, listen to the one most quiet and gentle. That’s the one worth listening to. ~ Miranda* ~ - Miranda Linda Weisz
When someone refuses listening to reason disaster will surely follow. - Ken Poirot
People should train their brain by watching films, by listening music, by playing games, by reading quotes. If people do this, I can said from this a big percent from here you can become clever. - Deyth Banger
Good editorial writing has less to do with winning an argument, since the other side is mostly not listening, than with telling the guys on your side how they ought to sound when they're arguing. - Adam Gopnik
don’t underestimate the value of doing nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering. - winnie the pooh
I am that last, thatfinal thing, the bodyin a white sheet listening, - Li-Young Lee
By listening to his language of his locality the poet begins to learn his craft. It is his function to lift, by use of imagination and the language he hears, the material conditions and appearances of his environment to the sphere of the intelligence where they will have new currency. - William Carlos Williams
Computer games don't affect kids, I mean if Pac Man affected us as kids, we'd all be running around in darkened rooms, munching pills and listening to repetitive music. - Marcus Brigstocke
Can you be alone without being lonely? Can you spend time by yourself without craving noise or company of other people? Have you discovered the glory of quiet time spent alone, time spent listening to your soul? Solitude brings with it gifts that come from nowhere else. - Steve Goodier
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
Change happens by listening and then starting a dialogue with the people who are doing something you don't believe is right. - Jane Goodall
Prayer is listening. - Søren Kierkegaard
Cooking is a way of listening to the radio. - Brian Eno
When people keep TALKING about you, don't waste time listening to what they say, keep WORKING on what you dream about. - Nabil TOUSSI
It may make your blood boil and your mind may not be changed, but the practice of listening to opposing views is essential for effective citizenship. It is essential for our democracy. - Barack Obama
Live life as though nobody is watching, and express yourself as though everyone is listening. - Nelson Mandela
From listening and silence can be learn a lot of, but these skills to be learn that's the hard and complicated work... - Deyth Banger
When you find yourself writing, reading, or listening the delivery of words when spoken? You know the melody of wordplay. & I love Wordplay - Elijah Cainaan
Listening to our kids with an open heart & mind is the strongest way to build a relationship with them - especially when they're wrong. - Roma Khetarpal
Anger is a signal, and one worth listening to. - Harriet Lerner
Make sure you have finished speaking before your audience has finished listening. - Dorothy Sarnoff
If Pac-Man had affected us as kids, we'd all be running around in dark rooms, munching pills and listening to repetitive electronic music. - Marcus Bridgstocke
Listening is loving - François Lelord
Listening is the best way to complement and value others opinion. - Debasish Mridha
Live, share and learn the art of true deep listening. The main keys are honesty and humility.Cultivate good filters in the mind. Conquer and tame the ego. If words and actions pass from your lips, sights and tapping words in the keyboard, don't forget to ask first, "Is it true, necessary and kind? - Angelica Hopes
Intimacy with God is not experienced through monolog prayers but through reflective listening as well as earnest petitioning. - Gary Rohrmayer
There are people who, instead of listening to what is being said to them, are already listening to what they are going to say themselves. - Albert Guinon
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them. - James Baldwin
Do more listening than talking; talk more about them than about you. - Roy T. Bennett
To lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time. - John Lubbock
Y'know, when I first started listening to punk rock music, I used to get my fucking ass kicked for it! I was known as a fucking freak! But now I'm amongst many many many freaks here with me tonight! - Billie Joe Armstrong,Stay The Night, Reading Festival 2013 - Green Day
My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence. - Edith Sitwell
Listening; our propensity to complicate this effortless act is only matched by our ability to relentlessly obscure the obvious. - Glenn A. Maltais
Today, it felt like time should be measured by how much of the future she had left, and needed to be counted forward. She felt proud listening, as if somehow Jonathan Parish's speech reflected on her, as if she could take credit for some part of it, for him. - Michael Stein
If I do depart this world out here, let it be known that I went out grinning will you, and loving it. LOVING IT.Steve, are you listening ? I FEEL GREAT. Life’s so joyous, so sad, so ephemeral, so crazy, so meaningless, so goddamn funny. This is paradise, and I wish I could give you some. - Robyn Davidson
Since a leader cannot rise above his thinking, he must assault his limiting beliefs daily thru reading, listening & associating. - Orrin Woodward
So if we love someone, we should train in being able to listen. By listening with calm and understanding, we can ease the suffering of another person. - Thich Nhat Hanh
The brain cannot learn without wondering, listening, and making connections while your myelin part of your brain develops and grows" - Sage Canny
Truly listening, attentively, and with care, is one of the simplest and most kind gifts we can give anyone. - John Bruna
Love is being honest with yourself at all timesbeing honest with the other person at all timestelling, listening, respecting the truthand never pretendingLove is the source of reality - Susan Polis Schutz
With the gift of listening comes the gift of healing. - Catherine de Hueck
The drum to which we march reveals the conductor to whom we’re listening. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Vulnerability brings honesty. We become most honest with ourselves when we are faced with real fear around a situation or an outcome. Yet many still stay in their comfort zone, listening to their own excuses and lies. - Tony Curl
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
The opposite of talking isn't listening. The opposite of talking is waiting. - Fran Lebowitz
The biggest mistake you can make is listening to people who've given up on their dreams telling you to give up on yours. - Umair Haque
What this country needs is more free speech worth listening to. - Hansell B. Duckett
Prayer at its highest is a two-way conversation-and for me the most important part is listening to God's replies. - Frank C. Laubach
The key to finding your mission lies in listening to your heart and dancing to its beat. - Pooja Ruprell
Listening and showing you are there for someone is often more important than trying to find a "fix" for a problem. I wish there were more people who practice this. - Auliq Ice
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.
Opportunities are often missed because we are broadcasting when we should be listening.
Being a Christian, for some other people, is not cool-praying, reading bible, lifting your hands while singing Christian songs, listening to a boring sermon? But would it still be cool if you're already in hell? Think about that. - Aby Santos
Let me talk to my mother. She is listening from the above. - Debasish Mridha
Walking down the path of dreams, inner-self and listening to your heart are all different names given to your hidden scripts. - Santosh Kalwar
For in the forest someone is always watching and someone is always listening! - Nancy B. Brewer
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
You can leave your place you are sitting at without leaving that place either by playing music or by listening to music! Music is a migration to the unknown! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Check your ego at the door and check your gut instead. Every right decision I have ever made has come from my gut. Every wrong decision I've made was the result of me not listening to the greater voice of myself - Oprah Winfrey
The art of conversation lies in listening - Malcolm Forbes
Effective communication requires active listening skills. - Farshad Asl
Sing your song as you like to do,don't worry about who is listening to you. - Debasish Mridha
All of sudden, this shooting star went by, and all I could think was that they were listening to us somehow. - Nicholas Sparks
Listening to music makes me creative in all spheres of life. - Nelson Nshekanabo
For me, I think it was a little easier to write thinking that nobody was listening. - Dan Kennedy
I recommend getting yourself out from under any ministry that PREACHES LAW or a MIXTURE OF LAW AND GRACE, and instead listening to or reading anything you can find to reinforce the GRACE MESSAGE. - Paul Silway
Let me talk to my mother. She is listening from above. - Debasish Mridha
I think the greatest sound in the world is hearing one of your children singing when they think no one is listening. - Ron Baratono
Really listening and suspending one's own judgment is necessary in order to understand other people on their own terms... This is a process that requires trust and builds trust. - Mary Field Belenky
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
Privilege is not knowing that you're hurting others and not listening when they tell you. - DaShanne Stokes
One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say. - Bryant McGill
we are too busy listening to our thoughts that we don't hear the wonderful sounds surrounding us... - Alina Radoi
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
Through our eyes, the universe is perceiving itself. Through our ears, the universe is listening to its harmonies. We are the witnesses through which the universe becomes conscious of its glory, of its magnificence. - Alan W. Watts
Listening to the Fifth Symphony of Ralph Vaughan Williams is like staring at a cow for 45 minutes. - Aaron Copland
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.
A good teacher is one, that never stops listening; a good listener is one, that never stops teaching. - Anthony Liccione
I love silent conversations accompanied by a soft caress on my skin and my head on your chest listening to your heart desires. - Nomthandazo Tsembeni
Being President is like being the groundskeeper in a cemetery: there are a lot of people under you, but none of them are listening. - Bill Clinton
Though a lifetime of listening to the music of the world has passed, even now the tone of the rain on the roof of my home is the sweetest sound I have ever heard. - Kensi Brianne Smith
Concentrate on what you want to say to yourself and your friends. Follow your inner moonlight; don't hide the madness. You say what you want to say when you don't care who's listening. - Allen Ginsberg
A no hurts but a broken promise hurts more, Listening to a no is not easy but a shattered wish stabs more! Don't ever promise anything that you will not be able to give, BECAUSE THE HEART BREAKS INTO A ZILLION PIECES WHEN PEOPLE PROMISE BUT DON'T GIVE . - Akanksha Wadhavkar( Motivational poems for starlit souls)
I like to share my thoughts after watching/reading or listening to something... after all you could get with amazing thoughts. - Deyth Banger
Positive thinking by itself does not work. Your embodied vision, partnered with vibrant and energetic thinking, and balanced with active listening, followed with intentional action - will clear the path for your miracles. - Sumner Davenport
The art of conversation consist as much in listening politely, as in talking agreeably.
[T]here's no bad day that can't be overcome by listening to a barbershop quartet; this is just truth, plain and simple. - Chuck Sigars
Talking doesn't get your point across but listening does. - Debasish Mridha
Jesus lived a life of deep meditation. If thoughts and words were physical objects, meditation would be the act of holding, examining, taking apart, tasting, smelling, listening to, and savoring in order to study and become one. - amy litzelman
I've got to start listening to those quiet, nagging doubts. - Bill Watterson
My hobbies are reading, writing, listening to music and dancing. - Lailah Gifty Akita
The size of your audience doesn't matter. What's important is that your audience is listening. - Randy Pausch
We are all born with genius. It's like our fairy godmother. But what happens in life is that we stop listening to our inner voices, and we no longer have access to this extraordinary ability to create poetry. - Milton Glaser
Effective, true deep listening and honest dialogue is a gift a soul can choose to give. How easy or difficult that can be depends on the values you hold in your life. - Angelica Hopes
Whenever you need a listening ear, we'll be there. Don't let PTSD get a hold on you. Seek help. - www.thecounsellingparadigm.sg
Be selfish with your speeches; be generous with your listening. - Debasish Mridha
a penny for my thoughts oh no i'll sell em for a dollar their worth so much more after im a goner and then maybe you'll hear the words ive been singing funny when your dead how people start listening - The Band Perry
Everything is talking to you. If you have a listening heart, you will be able to hear it. - Debasish Mridha M.D.
Listening to one's self as well as to others is a sacred act of healing. There is a higher octave of listening that hears the wisdom within the words. - Cheryl Hamada
The biggest obstacle to learning is LISTENING with ears to hear. - Jonah Books.com
To dive in the darkness, I should dive in the truth, then in images of the world..., then facts, then in books, then listening, then in short stories... that's how I write the horror. It's very complicated. - Deyth Banger
My eyes hurt... but there is something more... I can't stop listening to horror.... now I am going to be in darkkkk. - Deyth Banger
He who didn't succeed at his own dreams, was too busy listening to another's failures. - Nikki Rowe
Half the time you think your thinking you’re actually listening - Terence McKenna
Weather means more when you have a garden. There's nothing like listening to a shower and thinking how it is soaking in around your green beans.
Being in your head is when you analyze, control and overthink. Run on thoughts, worry, talking but not listening, taking all the workshops and reading all the books, but not experiencing it's message. - Eileen Anglin
I’d like to be remembered as someone who used their ability as a novelist or as a dramatist to say the things he felt needed to be said about the society while being as entertaining as possible. Because if you don’t entertain, nobody’s listening. - Budd Schulberg
I'm listening to my son right now. - Brent Eshleman
alone, drinking coffee, listening to the playlist that include the songs that remember you with the best and bad moments of your life.what a hard emotional moment !! - Nabil TOUSSI
Listen to the whispers or soon you will be listening to the screams. - Elizabeth Gilbert
Grounding is taking a conscious effort to retract oneself from the world’s distractions, and then focusing on listening to isolate the voice of God within from the voice of the ego. The voice of God within is where all the answers lie. - Dr. Jacinta Mpalyenkana
Sometimes am so worried,i complain to God that He's not been listening to my prayers,and then my son comes and says,"hey dad,why are you not mom?"ilook at him and say,God.you've already answered my prayers with the best..who knows whats on the way for me?. - Matovu Jonathans Eriah
... listening to the silence together. If there’s any. I truly believe not so. I have never heard a silence. Have you? The world is filled with unspoken words. And that’s something different isn’t it. - Anna Jae
Music (Definition; Noun): The artistic organization of sound for the joy and experience of listening. - Duane Hewitt
Silence gives consent, or a horrible feeling that nobody's listening. - Franklin P. Jones
Listening is the art of love and appreciation. - Debasish Mridha M.D.
Learn by reading, listening, observing, imitating, and emulating. - Debasish Mridha
Prayer is not asking. Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God, at His disposition, and listening to His voice in the depth of our hearts. - Mother Teresa
Knowing God is like listening to beautiful music. His words have power. He lifts me up & soothes my soul. He makes me dance. He gives me joy. - Germany Kent
Listening to a book and in the same time playing chess is one of the best decision ever made. - Deyth Banger
Listening ears are soothing for a heart that needs peace. - Saravana Kumar Murugan
There is music the moment you start listening. - Marty Rubin
Listening to both sides of a story will convince you that there is more to a story than both sides. - Frank Tyger
When you start listening to side talks, you begin to behave like a child, and you must kill the child to sustain the man, the man is always overlooking and philosophical. - Michael Bassey Johnson
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