Listener Quotes

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

“The musician and the listener.
If this is love between two strangers watching each other from afar, that rough, burning moment when you rush in and kiss is the show.”

Vanna Bonta
“She listened to him all night and he found her fascinating.”
Vanna Bonta, Degrees: Thought Capsules

“Nothing listens as well as a blank page.”
Shaun Hick

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Anyone who takes the time to attentively listen is either an old soul or a romantic one.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Slaying Dragons: Quotes, Poetry, & a few Short Stories for Every Day of the Year

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“A bad handwriting is as annoying to a reader … as an irritating voice is to a listener.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“A tapping foot isn’t the best a listener can get from a song: A good song makes a listener dance. A great song makes him think.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Tupac Shakur
“If I had an ear 2 confide in
I would cry among my treasured friends
But who do u know that stops that long
to help another carry on
The world moves fast and it would rather pass u by
than 2 stop and c what makes u cry”
Tupac Shakur, The Rose That Grew from Concrete

Ana Claudia Antunes
“A good writer is also an avid reader. A good reader is also a vivid dreamer. A good dreamer is also a good learner. And a good learner is definitely a good listener. A good listener is always looking to what the heart speaks. A spoken heart talks directly to a silent soul. And a silent soul is most of the time in pace with a peaceful thought. A peaceful thought is also a good writer...”
Ana Claudia Antunes, The Tao of Physical and Spiritual

Kamand Kojouri
“To begin to know ourselves we must have sincere conversations with ourselves as if with a good friend. We must answer without reserve, listen without judgement, and accept without condition. That is self-love.”
Kamand Kojouri

Israelmore Ayivor
“You prove to people that you don’t pay attention to their words when they see that you don’t remember what they tell you earlier.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Shaping the dream

Michel de Montaigne
“Speech belongs half to the speaker, half to the listener.”
Michel de Montaigne

Hermann Hesse
“Vasudeva listened with great attention. Listening carefully, he let
everything enter his mind, birthplace and childhood, all that learning,
all that searching, all joy, all distress. This was among the
ferryman's virtues one of the greatest: like only a few, he knew how
to listen. Without him having spoken a word, the speaker sensed how
Vasudeva let his words enter his mind, quiet, open, waiting, how he
did not lose a single one, awaited not a single one with impatience,
did not add his praise or rebuke, was just listening. Siddhartha felt,
what a happy fortune it is, to confess to such a listener, to burry in
his heart his own life, his own search, his own suffering.”
Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

“It's hard to listen when you're thinkin bout your own thoughts”
Faye E Hager

Abhishek Ratna
“Listen to others very carefully. Shut your inner noise and focus on verbal and non verbal cues.”
Abhishek Ratna, No Parking. No Halt. Success Non Stop!

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“When conversing, some people regularly stop talking, not to listen, but to rest their tongues.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“I am a listener; I can hear love and that is essential.”
sir kristian goldmund aumann, Love Poems: Love Conquers All

Israelmore Ayivor
“Be a good listener. With rapt attention, let every communication or conversation you have with your mentor, friends or even strangers be well understood.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Shaping the dream

Tony Buon
“At the heart of good communication, is not the process of talking, but that of listening. The first step to improve your listening skills is to stop talking. It is very difficult to talk and listen at the same time.”
Tony Buon, The Leadership Coach

“A good orator must be a good listener”
Aman Srivastava

“Out of ten listener, only one can recite accurately what he/she heard exactly from the speaker, others will tell you less, more, crooked and lies.”
Bradley B. Dalina

“Sensuality is essentially the only instrument I know how play best, but with a listener who understands nothing or does not wish to understand and who does not feel with me in what I am playing, all my pleasure, let alone effort, is spoiled.”
Lebo Grand, Sensual Lifestyle

“If you want to be heard, learn the language of your listeners.”
Jeffrey G. Duarte

“A good listener is totally focused on the speaker with an open mind.”
Ludwig Hess

“We all have the same holes in our hearts
Everything falls apart at the exact same time
It all comes together perfectly for the next step
But my fear is this prison that I keep locked below the main deck
I keep a key under my pillow, it’s quiet and it’s hidden
And my hopes are weapons that I’m still learning how to use right
But they’re heavy and I’m awkward, I'm always running out of fight

So I’ve carved a wooden heart, put it in this sinking ship
Hoping it would help me float for just a few more weeks
But I am all made out of shipwrecks, every twisted beam
Lost and found like you and me, all scattered out on the seas
So come on, let’s wash each other
With tears of joy and tears of grief
And fold our lives like crashing waves and run up on this beach
Come on and sew us together
We're just some tattered rags stained forever
We only have what we remember”

“I am knowing to him who lacks knowledge,
One who teaches a man what is useful to him.
I am a straight one in the king’s house,
Who knows what to say in every office.
I am a listener who listens to the truth,
Who ponders it in the heart.
I am one pleasant to his lord’s house,
Who is remembered for his good qualities.
I am kindly in the offices,
One who is calm and does not roar.
I am kindly, not short-tempered,
One who does not attack a man for a remark.
I am accurate like the scales.
Straight and true like Thoth.
I am firm-footed, well-disposed,
Loyal to him who advanced him.
I am a knower who taught himself knowledge,
An advisor whose advice is sought.
I am a speaker in the hall of justice,
Skilled in speech in anxious situations.”
Miriam Lichtheim, Ancient Egyptian Literature, Volume I: The Old and Middle Kingdoms


Hermann Hesse
“He was nothing but a listener, completely concentrated on listening, completely empty, he felt, that he had now finished learning to listen. Often before, he had heard all this, these many voices in the river, today it sounded new. Already, he could no longer tell the many voices apart, not the happy ones from the weeping ones, not the ones of children from those of men, they all belonged together, the lamentation of yearning and the laughter of the knowledgeable one, the scream of rage and the moaning of the dying ones, everything was one, everything was intertwined and connected, entangled a thousand times. And everything together, all voices, all goals, all yearning, all suffering, all pleasure, all that was good and evil, all of this together was the world. All of it together was the flow of events, was the music of life.”
Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

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