To focus on your sense of hearing is called listening. There are some listening quotes and famous quotations and sayings about listening that will tell you exactly what it means to listen!

Listening Quotes

Effective communication is not only about speaking - listening is a key element too. And being an active and good listener is quite an acquired trait. And as proof of your listening abilities, you must be able to give feedback on whatever you’ve heard (everyone has opinions!) or else be able to explain, either in the same words or in your own, exactly what you heard. And this means thinking twice about what you heard before you decide to speak up. Confused already? Don't worry, read the following listening quotes to get more insights!

A child seldom needs a good talking to as a good listening to.

- Robert Brault

I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart. I am. I am. I am.

- Sylvia Plath

The devil's voice is sweet to hear.

- Stephen King

I saw the devastation and I wanted to help. People need to know that ... we are here for them. They need words of encouragement and to know that everything is going to be OK.

- John Williams

Young men, hear an old man to whom old men hearkened when he was young.

- Augustus

Listening to a news broadcast is like smoking a cigarette and crushing the butt in the ashtray.

- Milan Kundera

You'll never find peace of mind until you listen to your heart.

- George Michael

Never take counsel of your fears.

- Andrew Jackson

Older and wiser voices can help you find the right path, if you are only willing to listen.

- Jimmy Buffett

Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.

- Jimi Hendrix

All speech, written or spoken, is a dead language, until it finds a willing and prepared hearer.

- Robert Louis Stevenson

Change happens by listening and then starting a dialogue with the people who are doing something you don't believe is right.

- Jane Goodall

Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.

- Robert Fulghum

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

Are you going to come quietly, or do I have to use earplugs?

- Spike Milligan

Democracy! Bah! When I hear that I reach for my feather boa!

- Allen Ginsberg

I've been lucky to listen to lots of different types of music.

- Elvis Costello

Avoid inquisitive persons, for they are sure to be gossips, their ears are open to hear, but they will not keep what is entrusted to them.

- Horace

Here is everything which can lay hold of the eye, ear and imagination - everything which can charm and bewitch the simple and ignorant. I wonder how Luther ever broke the spell.

- John Adams

Never impose your language on people you wish to reach.

- Abbie Hoffman

Well I have a microphone and you don't so you will listen to every damn word I have to say!

- Adam Sandler

If you're listening to a rock star in order to get your information on who to vote for, you're a bigger moron than they are.

- Alice Cooper

Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again.

- Andre Gide

Silence may be golden, but can you think of a better way to entertain someone than to listen to him?

- Brigham Young

Hear me, my chiefs! I am tired. My heart is sick and sad. From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever.

- Chief Joseph

I like listening to good music - and I can't stop playing my album.

- Robbie Williams

Each time I play a song it seems more real.

- Robert Smith

I'd rather spend my time looking at the sky than listening to Whitney Houston.

- Robert Smith

Pop is actually my least favorite kind of music, because it lacks real depth.

- Christina Aguilera

It takes a great man to be a good listener.

- Calvin Coolidge

Anthropology demands the open-mindedness with which one must look and listen, record in astonishment and wonder that which one would not have been able to guess.

- Margaret Mead

If one plays good music, people don't listen and if one plays bad music people don't talk.

- The Importance of Being Earnest , Oscar Wilde

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.

- Robert Frost

I like music that's more offensive. I like it to sound like nails on a blackboard, get me wild.

- Iggy Pop

Only do what your heart tells you.

- Princess Diana

It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.

- Bono

Then as the years went on and my listening became more deliberate, I would climb up on an arm of our big sofa to get my ear closer to the wireless speaker.

- Seamus Heaney

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

- Diogenes

Hubert Humphrey talks so fast that listening to him is like trying to read Playboy magazine with your wife turning the pages.

- Barry Goldwater

I get so tired listening to one million dollars here, one million dollars there, it's so petty.

- Imelda Marcos

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