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“Listen with curiosity. Speak with honesty. Act with integrity. The greatest problem with communication is we don’t listen to understand. We listen to reply. When we listen with curiosity, we don’t listen with the intent to reply. We listen for what’s behind the words.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Criss Jami
“Listen to God with a broken heart. He is not only the doctor who mends it, but also the father who wipes away the tears.”
Criss Jami

Leo F. Buscaglia
“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.”
Leo F. Buscaglia

Criss Jami
“The only thing more frustrating than slanderers is those foolish enough to listen to them.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Benjamin Hoff
“Lots of people talk to animals...Not very many listen though...that's the problem.”
Benjamin Hoff, The Tao of Pooh

Nina Malkin
“The best listeners listen between the lines.”
Nina Malkin, Swoon

“The word 'listen' contains the same letters as the word 'silent'.”
Alfred Brendel

Sarah Dessen
“I don't lie."
"You don't lie," I repeated.
"That's what I said."
"Ever."
"Nope."
Sure you don't, I thought.”
Sarah Dessen, Just Listen

Jerome K. Jerome
“They [dogs] never talk about themselves but listen to you while you talk about yourself, and keep up an appearance of being interested in the conversation. ”
Jerome K. Jerome

Shannon L. Alder
“Arrogance is someone claiming to have come to Christ, but they won't spend more than five minutes listening to your journey because they are more concerned about their own well being, rather than being a true disciple of Christ. Blessed is the person that takes the time to heal and hear another person so they can move on.”
Shannon L. Alder

“The more you talk about them, the more important they will feel. The more you listen to them, the more important you will make them feel.”
Roy T. Bennett

Lloyd Alexander
“You must know nothing before you can learn something, and be empty before you can be filled. Is not the emptiness of the bowl what makes it useful? As for laws, a parrot can repeat them word for word. Their spirit is something else again. As for governing, one must first be lowest before being highest.”
Lloyd Alexander, The Remarkable Journey of Prince Jen

Michael Thomas Ford
“I knew people were talking, but I wasn't listening. I wasn't interested in anything anyone had to say.”
Michael Thomas Ford, Suicide Notes

Rumi
“Let go of your mind and then be mindful.
Close your ears and listen!”
Rumi, Love's Ripening: Rumi on the Heart's Journey

Sura Hart
“Listening is an attitude of the heart, a genuine desire to be with another which both attracts and heals. (attr to J. Isham)”
Sura Hart, Respectful Parents, Respectful Kids: 7 Keys to Turn Family Conflict into Cooperation

Amit Kalantri
“To assess the quality of thoughts of people, don't listen to their words, but watch their actions.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

“You have two eyes, and two ears, but only one mouth. This is so because you are supposed to look and listen more than you talk.”
Lucca Kaldahl

Toba Beta
“When you're young, you say what you feel.
When you're adult, you speak what you think.
When you grow old, you listen to what nature says.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Santosh Kalwar
“A friend asks, "Tell me one word which is significant in any kinds of relationship." Another friend says, "LISTEN!”
Santosh Kalwar, Adventus

Toba Beta
“If there were a master of stupidity in this world,
I would really love to listen to his success story.”
Toba Beta, Betelgeuse Incident: Insiden Bait Al-Jauza

“When you listen, it's amazing what you can learn. When you act on what you've learned, it's amazing what you can change.”
Audrey McLaughlin

Francesca Lia Block
“It's important to tell your story. It's important to listen.”
Francesca Lia Block, Baby Be-Bop

Dejan Stojanovic
“Be aware of the high notes, of the blissful faces and their soft messages, and listen for the silent message of a highly decorated gift.”
Dejan Stojanovic

Stephanie Perkins
“For once in your life, listen to your younger sister. She's taller, and she knows better than you”
Stephanie Perkins, Isla and the Happily Ever After

Carlos Ruiz Zafón
“Fools talk, cowards silence , wise men listen”
Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind

Toba Beta
“You couldn't listen to honest man whom you hate.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Suzanne Collins
“And I said, 'A coal miner? Why did she want a coal miner if she could've had you?' And he said, 'Because when he sings ... even the birds stop to listen.”
Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

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