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An actor's a guy who, if you ain't talking about him, ain't listening.
The opposite of talking isn't listening. The opposite of talking is waiting.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
Nor shall derision prove powerful against those who listen to humanity or those who follow in the footsteps of divinity, for they shall live forever. Forever.
Telling us to obey instinct is like telling us to obey 'people.' People say different things: so do instincts. Our instincts are at war... Each instinct, if you listen to it, will claim to be gratified at the expense of the rest.
C. S. Lewis
To talk to someone who does not listen is enough to tense the devil.
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
A man is already halfway in love with any woman who listens to him.
I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.
Difficult as it is really to listen to someone in affliction, it is just as difficult for him to know that compassion is listening to him.
Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.
Television is a medium of entertainment which permits millions of people to listen to the same joke at the same time, and yet remain lonesome.
T. S. Eliot
Your modern teenager is not about to listen to advice from an old person, defined as a person who remembers when there was no Velcro.
No man would listen to you talk if he didn't know it was his turn next.
E. W. Howe
It is insight into human nature that is the key to the communicator's skill. For whereas the writer is concerned with what he puts into his writings, the communicator is concerned with what the reader gets out of it. He therefore becomes a student of how people read or listen.
You can say the right thing about a product and nobody will listen. You've got to say it in such a way that people will feel it in their gut. Because if they don't feel it, nothing will happen.
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.
Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again.
There is a time to take counsel of your fears, and there is a time to never listen to any fear.
George S. Patton
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.
In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing.
Robert Green Ingersoll
We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.
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.
Hubert Humphrey talks so fast that listening to him is like trying to read Playboy magazine with your wife turning the pages.
Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.
The poet doesn't invent. He listens.
I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart. I am. I am. I am.
Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk.
Rest is not idleness, and 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.
The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
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