Listening Quotes

When you sing with love, everyone will listen.
– Debasish Mridha

Everything is talking to you. If you have a listening heart, you will be able to hear it.
– Debasish Mridha

He who listens does not hear, he who hears does not listen. So everyone stop talking!
– Eric D. Braun

It is only by closing the ears of the soul, or by listening too intently to the clamors of the sense, that we become oblivious of their utterances.
– Alexander Crummell

There is no such thing as a worthless conversation, provided you know what to listen for. And questions are the breath of life for a conversation.
– James Nathan Miller

The wise old owl lived in an oak; The more he saw the less he spoke;
The less he spoke the more he heard: Why can’t we all be like that bird?
– Edward H. Richards

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.
– A. A. Milne

There are people who, instead of listening to what is being said to them, are already listening to what they are going to say themselves.
— Albert Guinon

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.
— Larry King

I have learned as much about writing about my people by listening to blues and jazz and spirituals as I have by reading novels.
– Ernest J. Gaines

The way to stay fresh is you never stop traveling, you never stop listening. You never stop asking people what they think.
— Rene McPherson

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
— Winston Churchill

A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while he gets to know something.
– Wilson Mizner

One advantage of talking to yourself is that you know at least somebody’s listening.
— Franklin P. Jones

The saddest part about being human is not paying attention. Presence is the gift of life.
— Stephen Levine

Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.
– Robert Fulghum

Lots of people talk to animals…. Not very many listen, though…. That’s the problem.
– Benjamin Hoff

We do not grow by knowing all of the answers, but rather by living with the questions.
— Max Pree

Effective questioning brings insight, which fuels curiosity, which cultivates wisdom.
— Chip Bell

The best time to hold your tongue is the time you feel you must say something or bust.
– Josh Billings