Listening quotes
Listening to a news broadcast is like smoking a cigarette and crushing the butt in the ashtray.

- Kundera, Milan
It is more important to make one’s meaning clear in writing than in speaking; because unlike someone listening, the reader is not always present when the author is writing.

- Baldesar Castiglione
Listening: A wise old owl sat in an oak. The longer he sat, the less he spoke. The less he spoke, the more he heard. Why can't we be like that wise old bird?

Listen to life, and you will hear the voice of life crying, Be!

- Freeman, James Dillet
Anybody who ask for advice nowadays just hasn't been listening.

Opera once was an important social instrument -- especially in Italy. With Rossini and Verdi people were listening to opera together and having the same catharsis with the same story, the same moral dilemmas. They were holding hands in the darkness. That has gone. Now perhaps they are holding hands watching television.

- Berio, Luciano
My parents taught me how to listen to everybody before I made up my own mind. When you listen, you learn. You absorb like a sponge-and your life becomes so much better than when you are just trying to be listened to all the time.

- Steven Spielberg
A politician will always tip off his true belief by stating the opposite at the beginning of the sentence. For maximum comprehension, do not start listening until the first clause is concluded. Begin instead at the word "but" which begins the second, or active, clause. This is the way to tell a liberal from a conservative -- before they tell you. Thus: "I have always believed in a strong national defense, second to none, but ... " (a liberal, about to propose a $20 billion defense cut).

- Frank Mankiewicz
No one every listened themselves out of a job.

- Coolidge, Calvin
Make sure you have finished speaking before your audience has finished listening.

- Dorothy Sarnoff
The less you talk, the more you're listened to.

- Buren, Abigail Van
One who cares is one who listens.

- Clarke, J. Richard
Every person I work with knows something better than me. My job is to listen long enough to find it and use it.

- Nichols, Jack
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.

- Pooh's Little Instruction Book
No one really listens to anyone else, and if you try it for a while you'll see why.

- Mignon McLaughlin
One of the best ways to persuade others is with your ears - by listening to them.

- Rusk, Dean
Opportunities are often missed because we are broadcasting when we should be listening.

Listen. Don't explain or justify.

- Dyer, William G.
A good listener is a good talker with a sore throat.

- Katharine Whitehorn
Know how to listen, and you will profit even from those who talk badly.

- Plutarch

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