Listening Quotes - Page 3

I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.
– Ernest Hemingway

Children have never been good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
– James Baldwin

The opposite of talking is not listening. The opposite of talking is waiting.
– Fran Lebowitz

The ear is something we cannot close at will, and we are the poorer for it.
– E. Brian

The only valid censorship of ideas is the right of people not to listen.
– Tommy Smothers

He holds him with his glittering eye. And listens like a three years’ child.
– Samuel Taylor

The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn’t being said.
– Peter F. Drucker

We have two ears and one tongue so that we would listen more and talk less.
– Diogenes

You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
– M. Scott Peck

An actor’s a guy who if you ain’t talkin’ about him, ain’t listening.
— Marlon Brando

Many a man would rather you heard his story than granted his request.
— Phillip Stanhope

It is greed to do all the talking but not to want to listen at all.
– Democritus of Abdera

It’s a rare person who wants to hear what he doesn’t want to hear.
— Dick Cavett

Listening looks easy, but it’s not simple. Every head is a world.
— Cuban Proverb

Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery.
– Dr Joyce Brothers

I guess I’ve spent my life listening to what wasn’t being said.
– Eli Khamarov

Many attempts to communicate are nullified by saying too much.
– Robert Greenleaf

And he goes through life, his mouth open, and his mind closed.
– William Shakespeare

When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.
— Ernest Hemingway

The ear of the leader must ring with the voices of the people.
— Woodrow Wilson