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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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Women like silent men. They think they're listening.
People in America, when listening to radio, like to lean forward. People in Britain like to lean back.
Most people read poetry listening for echoes because the echoes are familiar to them. They wade through it the way a boy wades through water, feeling with his toes for the bottom: The echoes are the bottom.
The human brain can soften as a result of incessant listening to music with an intent to commit prose.
A man who is eating or lying with his wife or preparing to go to sleep in humility, thankfulness and temperance, is, by Christian standards, in an infinitely higher state than one who is listening to Bach or reading Plato in a state of pride.
C. S. Lewis
Of all human activities, man's listening to God is the supreme act of his reasoning and will.
Pope Paul VI
Diverting the internal traffic between the Writer as Angel of Light and the Writer as Hustler is that scribbling child in a grown-up body wondering if anybody is listening.
To the humblest among them, who may be listening to me now, I want to say that the masterpiece to which you are paying historic homage this evening is a painting which he has saved.
An actor is a guy who, if you ain't talking about him, he ain't listening.
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
James A. Baldwin
Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery.
Leadership to me means duty, honor, country. It means character, and it means listening from time to time.
George W. Bush
Sleep is an excellent way of listening to an opera.
It's only through listening that you learn, and I never want to stop learning.
I remind myself every morning: Nothing I say this day will teach me anything. So if I'm going to learn, I must do it by listening.
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.
When one has the feeling of dislike for evil, when one feels tranquil, one finds pleasure in listening to good teachings; when one has these feelings and appreciates them, one is free of fear.
My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence.
The best way to persuade people is with your ears - by listening to them.
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