Hearing Quotes

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F. Scott Fitzgerald
“The exhilarating ripple of her voice was a wild tonic in the rain.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

William Hazlitt
“The art of conversation is the art of hearing as well as of being heard.”
William Hazlitt, Selected Essays, 1778-1830

Vera Nazarian
“Listen to the trees as they sway in the wind.

Their leaves are telling secrets. Their bark sings songs of olden days as it grows around the trunks. And their roots give names to all things.

Their language has been lost.

But not the gestures.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Tamora Pierce
“If you look hard and long, you can find us. If you listen hard and long, you can hear any of us, call any of us that you wish.”
Tamora Pierce, Wild Magic

Michael Connelly
“What is important is not what you hear said, it's what you observe.”
Michael Connelly, Trunk Music

Norton Juster
“Have you ever heard a blindfolded octopus unwrap a cellophane-covered bathtub?”
Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth

Dakota Cassidy
“She was hearing the words. They just weren't registering on her Richter scale of sanity.”
Dakota Cassidy, The Accidental Werewolf

Dejan Stojanovic
“We hear only our own voices, still echoes returning to our emptiness.”
Dejan Stojanovic, The Sun Watches the Sun

Criss Jami
“There is a master way with words which is not learned but is instead developed: a deaf man develops exceptional vision, a blind man exceptional hearing, a silent man, when given a piece of paper...”
Criss Jami, Venus in Arms

“Listen to your inner self, it knows you best.”
C. Elizabeth

William Shakespeare
“Few love to hear the sins they love to act.”
William Shakespeare, Pericles

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“Intermittently she caught the gist of his sentences and supplied the rest from her subconscious, as one picks up the striking of a clock in the middle with only the rhythm of the first uncounted strokes lingering in the mind.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender is the Night

Virgil Kalyana Mittata Iordache
“How I wish I was like the water,
Flowing so freely with every drop
Let my every emotion wonder,
No need to start, nor even stop
How I wish I was like the fire,
Burning with every flame up
Leaving a trace of hot desire
As a Phoenix raises its' wings up
How I wish I was like the earth,
Raising each flower from the ground
Seeing the beauty of death and birth
And then returning to the ground
How I wish I was like the wind,
Hearing each whisper, sound and thought
A lonesome and wandering little wind,
Shattering all that has been sought
Oh, how I wish I was where you are,
Not separated by empty space, so far
It seems like we're galaxies apart,
But we find hope within our heart
And how I wish I was all of the above,
So I can come below and yet forget,
The beauty of angels which come down like a dove
And demons who love with no regret.”
Virgil Kalyana Mittata Iordache

Stephen Crane
“The maddened four men followed frantically, for it is better to be in the presence of the awful than only within hearing. ("The Black Dog")”
Stephen Crane, The Portable Stephen Crane

Michael Finkel
“Language and hearing are seated in the cerebral cortex, the folded gray matter that covers the first couple of millimeters of the outer brain like wrapping paper. When one experiences silence, absent even reading, the cerebral cortex typically rests. Meanwhile, deeper and more ancient brain structures seem to be activated--the subcortical zones. People who live busy, noisy lives are rarely granted access to these areas. Silence, it appears, is not the opposite of sound. It is another world altogether, literally offering a deeper level of thought, a journey to the bedrock of the self.”
Michael Finkel, The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit

Amit Kalantri
“During a conversation, listening is as powerful as loving.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Joyce Rachelle
“What advantage has the person who will not listen over the one who cannot hear?”
Joyce Rachelle

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“The voice incessantly quelled in the chorus of human voices will always be the voice of God. And given a reality of this magnitude, I would be well advised to cease my babbling and encourage those around me to do the same.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Tom Holt
“Although her hearing was excellent, she had that gift of temporary deafness that is granted to so few.”
Tom Holt, Lucia Triumphant

Jason Aaron
“Oh, [god] can hear you just fine. He hears everything. Every scream. Every cry. Every whimper. Every plea for mercy. For death. He hears. He just doesn't give a fuck.”
Jason Aaron, The Goddamned, Vol. 1: Before the Flood

Jasleen Kaur Gumber
“He is deaf, and keen to accept,
any economical operation,
that will correct his situation.
He visited the doctor best,
and started talking on subject,
like the after-effects, and if any threats.

The doctor medically checked,
and asked him what he expects?
He expressed, he wants to be addressed-
in words, and not in signs.
And how keen he is, to have his ears listening.

He wants to listen the echo of,
sun-set over that crimson dawn.

He is keen to know, the sound of,
a blooming rose.

He wants to know what it sounds like,
when a seedling grows.

But Doctor- if you say: You are incapable,
then I better get away,
for then there is- nothing worth to be heard,
in your seemingly wordy world.”
Jasleen Kaur Gumber

Amit Kalantri
“Before opening your mouth to talk, you should open your mind to think.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

“She watches her mother drink, then sits by her again before the picture window to watch the snow fall, watching closely until she can hear it.

. . . Rachel listens to snow. And beyond snow.”
Emma Richler, Be My Wolff

A wolf's sense of hearing is remarkably acute. A wolf can detect another's howl from as far as nineteen kilometres away.
Emma Richler, Be My Wolff

Lisa Kleypas
“You’ll need a chaperone. I have no doubt that Great-Aunt Clara would stay at the terrace with you, or perhaps—”

“I’ll invite old Mrs. Smedley from the village,” Livia said. “She’s from a respectable family, and she would enjoy a trip to London.”

Aline frowned. “Dearest, Mrs. Smedley is hard of hearing, and as blind as a bat. A less effective chaperone I couldn’t imagine.”

“Precisely,” Livia said, with such satisfaction that Aline couldn’t help laughing.”
Lisa Kleypas, Again the Magic

“When words fall on deaf ears, their meaning is lost.”
Anthony T. Hincks

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“I can endlessly ‘talk’ about the need to ‘listen’. Yet in doing so, I’m once again doing the very opposite of what I say I should be doing.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

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