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listening Quotes

56 of the best book quotes about listening
  1. #1
    “What came first - the music or the misery? Did I listen to music because I was miserable? Or was I miserable because I listened to music? Do all those records turn you into a melancholy person? ”
  2. #2
    “And Isi always listened, never told Enna she had been foolish, never said hollow things like ‘You’ll be all right.’ . . . Isi saw Enna’s struggle and her sadness, and she understood.”
  3. #3
    “Well, talking to girls is easy. They’ll tell you everything. The secret to talking is listening”
  4. #4
    “I have talked with Hui for a whole day, and he has not made any objection to anything I said;— as if he were stupid. He has retired, and I have examined his conduct when away from me, and found him able to illustrate my teachings. Hui!— He is not stupid.”
  5. #5
    “I just kind of listen and nod because Patrick needs to talk.”
  6. #6
    “Listen to many, speak to a few.”
  7. #7
    “You’re a good kid. I think you have a lot to say. I’d like to hear it.”
  8. #8
    “I’d say thistles, but nobody listens to me, anyway.”
  9. #9
    “When people talk listen completely. Don’t be thinking what you’re going to say. Most people never listen.”
  1. #10
    “You will never be able to escape from your heart. So it’s better to listen to what it has to say.”
  2. #11
    “Read this to yourself. Read it silently.
    Don’t move your lips. Don’t make a sound.
    Listen to yourself. Listen without hearing anything.
    What a wonderfully weird thing, huh?”
  3. #12
    “A wise man heeds all matters great or small.”
  4. #13
    “Hold fast to your beliefs and others will listen.”
  5. #14
    “Being listened to and heard is one of the greatest desires of the human heart. And those who learn to listen are the most loved and respected.”
  6. #15
    “Remember, if a man needs to pull away like a rubber band, when he returns he will be back with a lot more love. Then he can listen. This is the best time to initiate conversation.”
  7. #16
    “The thick warmth of his sleepy breath against my ear. If you have to go, I will go with you. My fears forgotten in the golden harbor of his arms.
    The memories come, and come. She listens, staring into the grain of the stone. We are all there, goddess and mortal and the boy who was both.”
  8. #17
    “I stood in that room for a long time, watching the sunlight and listening to the sounds on the street outside. I stood there, tasting the room and the sunlight and the sounds, and thinking of the long hospital ward. . . Somehow everything had changed. I had spent five days in a hospital and the world around seemed sharpened now and pulsing with life.”
  9. #18
    “If you tell stories, you like nothing so much as to tell them to people who want to listen.”

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More Than Balloons book
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The Rag Coat book
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Three Little Words book
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All the Places to Love book
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6.0
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Penguin and Pinecone book
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The Trumpet of the Swan book
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Spot Loves His Daddy book
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Charlotte and the Rock book
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  1. #19
    On Christmas eve, many years ago, I lay quietly in my bed. I did not rustle the sheets. I breathed slowly and silently. I was listening for a sound—a sound a friend had told me I’d never hear—the ringing bells of Santa’s sleigh.
  2. #20
    “Scenes of blood and cruelty are shocking to our ear and heart. What man has nerve to do, man has not nerve to hear.”
  3. #21
    “There isn’t anyone out there who isn’t Seymour’s Fat Lady.”
  4. #22
    “When a person comes to talk to you, you should be patient and listen. Especially if he has hurt you in any way.”
  5. #23
    “I’ve begun to realize that you can listen to silence and learn from it. It has a quality and a dimension all its own. It talks to me sometimes. I feel myself alive in it. It talks. And I can hear it.”
  6. #24
    “We do not believe that we ‘grow’ our lives - we believe that we ‘make’ them. Just listen to how we use the word in everyday speech: we make time, make friends, make meaning, make money, make a living, make love.”
  7. #25
    “I didn’t do it for the money. I did it because the music is better if someone is listening to it.”
  8. #26
    “Vocation does not come from willfulness. It comes from listening. I must listen to my life and try to understand what it is truly about-quite apart from what I would like it to be about-or my life will never represent anything real in the world, no matter how earnest my intentions.”
  9. #27
    “Before I can tell my life what I want to do with it, I must listen to my life telling me who I am.”
  1. #28
    “Have you ever heard the wonderful silence just before the dawn? Or the quiet and calm just as a storm ends? Or perhaps you know the silence when you haven’t the answer to a question you’ve been asked, or the hush of a country road at night, or the expectant pause of a room full of people when someone is just about to speak, or, most beautiful of all, the moment after the door closes and you’re alone in the whole house? Each one is different, you know, and all very beautiful if you listen carefully.”
  2. #29
    “Before you tell your life what you intend to do with it, listen for what it intends to do with you. Before you tell your life what truths and values you have decided to live up to, let your life tell you what truths you embody, what values you represent.”
  3. #30
    “My father and I were close once. In Jamaica, and even after we moved here, we were inseparable. Most times it felt like me and my dad—the Dreamers—against my mom and my brother—the Non-Dreamers...I listened to his stories about how our life would be after he became famous. I listened long after my mom and brother had stopped listening.”
  4. #31
    “I began to listen with my eyes, and there is no way that your eyes don’t affect your judgement. The only true way to listen is with your ears and your heart.”
  5. #32
    “Do you hear?” Vasudeva’s mute gaze asked. Siddhartha nodded.
    “Listen better!” Vasudeva whispered.
  6. #33
    “You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.”
  7. #34
    “Dancing is sometimes more important than listening to the music.”
  8. #35
    “One thing I’ve learned about people is that the easiest way to get them to like you is to shut up and let them do the talking.”
  9. #36
    “I delight in talking politics. I talk them all day long. But I can’t bear listening to them.”

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Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse book
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Little Red Riding Hood book
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The Rabbit Listened book
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Andi Unexpected book
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Chimpanzees for Tea! book
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Strega Nona book
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Listen, Buddy book
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Telephone book
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  1. #37
    “The unhappiest people I know, romantically speaking, are the ones who like pop music the most; and I don’t know whether pop music has caused this unhappiness, but I do know that they’ve been listening to the sad songs longer than they’ve been living the unhappy lives.”
  2. #38
    “I don’t want a grown-up person at all. A grownup won’t listen to me; he won’t learn. He will try to do things his own way and not mine. So I have to have a child. I want a good sensible loving child, one to whom I can tell all my most precious candy-making secrets-while I am still alive.”
  3. #39
    “His ear heard more than was said to him, and his slow speech had overtones not of thought, but of understanding beyond thought.”
  4. #40
    “Now for every one there should be some one to whom one can speak frankly, for all the valor that one could have one becomes very alone.”
  5. #41
    “At length, when the excitement subsided a little, I was able to say a few words with a chance of being listened to. “I am truly thankful to see you all safe and well, and, thank God, our expedition has been very satisfactory.”
  6. #42
    “We’ll pass the books on to our children, by word of mouth, and let our children wait, in turn, on the other people. A lot will be lost that way, of course. But you can’t make people listen. They have to come round in their own time, wondering what happened and why the world blew up under them. It can’t last.”
  7. #43
    “So, listen, to yourself and to those with whom you are speaking. Your wisdom then consists not of the knowledge you already have, but the continual search for knowledge, which is the highest form of wisdom.”
  8. #44
    “Nobody listens any more. I can’t talk to the walls because they’re yelling at me. I can’t talk to my wife; she listens to the walls. I just want someone to hear what I have to say. And maybe if I talk long enough, it’ll make sense. And I want you to teach me to understand what I read.”
  9. #45
    If you listen real close, you can hear them whisper their legacy to you. Go on, lean in. Listen, you hear it?
  1. #46
    “Outside of these, he should listen to no one, pursue the thing resolved on, and be steadfast in his resolutions. He who does otherwise is either overthrown by flatterers, or is so often changed by varying opinions that he falls into contempt.”
  2. #47
    “Vasudeva rose. “It is late,” he said, “let’s go to sleep. I can’t tell you that other thing, oh friend. You’ll learn it, or perhaps you know it already. See, I’m no learned man, I have no special skill in speaking, I also have no special skill in thinking. All I’m able to do is to listen and to be godly, I have learned nothing else. If I was able to say and teach it, I might be a wise man, but like this I am only a ferryman, and it is my task to ferry people across the river.” ”
  3. #48
    “Hello boys and girls. Hannah Baker here. Live and in stereo. No return engagements, no encore, and this time absolutely no requests. I hope you’re ready, because I’m about to tell you the story of my life. More specifically, why it ended. And if you’re listening to these tapes, you’re one of the reasons why.”
  4. #49
    “One thing I’ve learned about people is that the easiest way to get them to like you is to shut up and let them do the talking.”
  5. #50
    “One who cannot listen long and patiently will presently be talking beside the point and be never really speaking to others, albeit he be not conscious of it.”
  6. #51
    “Open your ears to God before you open your mouth to others.”
  7. #52
    “Part of being a good parent was knowing when to say something and what to say. The HARDEST part of parenting was knowing when to say nothing and listen.”
  8. #54
    “She remembered walking back from there last month, half-drunk with a gaggle of half-friends from her dorm, and when one of them asked her (only half-giving a shit) where she’d planned to go for Christmas break, Darby had answered bluntly: that it would require an act of God Himself to make her come back home to Utah. And apparently He’d been listening, because He’d blessed Darby’s mother with late-stage pancreatic cancer.”
  9. #55
    “It’s a small town, Jazz. I keep my ear to the ground.”
  10. #56
    “I listened to their stories and found so many areas where we overlapped – not all the deeds, but the feelings of remorse and hopelessness. I learned that alcoholism isn’t a sin, it’s a disease.”
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