not listening Quotes

14 of the best book quotes about not listening
″‘Yes, dear. Now, I think you could do with some more hair clips, don’t you?’ ‘No.’ ‘Well, let’s say half a dozen, to be on the safe side, ‘said her mother. Coraline didn’t say anything.”
“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.”
“Although Lasaraleen had said she was dying to hear Aravis’s story, she showed no sign of really wanting to hear it at all. She was, in fact, much better at talking than at listening... The fuss she made about choosing the dresses nearly drove Aravis mad. She remembered now that Lasaraleen had always been like that, interested in clothes and parties and gossip.”
“The old-timer had been very serious in laying down the law that no man must travel alone in the Klondike after fifty below.”
“You see now what has happened on account of your not listening to my counsel.”
“The point is, Simon drank one of those blue drinks-I told him not to, but he didn’t listen-and he turned into a rat.”
“She needed help, but God was in a meeting whenever she rang.”
“But myself is not listening. She refuses to listen. She’s picking up another letter and another and another, frantically looking for a different answer.”
“They were forcing him to be silent. They didn’t want to hear him. They weren’t interested in anything but getting him off their minds.”
“What do you tell a woman with a black eye? Shoulda listened. What do you tell a woman with two black eyes? Nothin’. She’s already been told twice.”
“No one seemed to understand her. Some wouldn’t even stay to listen.”
“Dave tried to explain to the lady that it was his Dogger, who had got lost and somehow been put on the stall by mistake, but she wasn’t listening.”
“Now, freight cars are silly and noisy. They talk a lot and don’t attend to what they are doing. They don’t listen to their engine, and when he stops, they bump into each other, screaming, ‘Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh! Whatever is happening?’ And, I’m sorry to say, they play tricks on an engine who is not used to them.”
“But the birds had no more interest in anything that Owl said. They only wanted to die.”
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