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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!


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.

Quentin Crisp

The worst part of being gay in the twentieth century is all that damn disco music to which one has to listen.

Princess Diana

Only do what your heart tells you.

Andrew Jackson

Never take counsel of your fears.

Andre Gide

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

Wilson Mizner

A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while, he knows something.

Robert Louis Stevenson

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

Lenny Kravitz

I am still into the people I listened to growing up, so I completely remember what is like to be a fan, I haven't changed.

Kin Hubbard

A good listener is usually thinking about something else.

Stephen King

The devil's voice is sweet to hear.

Margaret Mead

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.

Larry King

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.

Robert Frost

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

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

I'm a very strong believer in listening and learning from others.

Calvin Coolidge

It takes a great man to be a good listener.

Lenny Kravitz

I never sit down to write. When I'm moved, I do it. I just wait for it to come. You just hear it. I can't really describe writing. It's in my head.

Lenny Kravitz

A lot of people don't listen to the lyrics, really.

Jim Morrison

Listen, real poetry doesn't say anything; it just ticks off the possibilities. Opens all doors. You can walk through anyone that suits you.

William Wordsworth

I listened, motionless and still; And, as I mounted up the hill, The music in my heart I bore, Long after it was heard no more.

P. G. Wodehouse

Have fun and listen to hip-hop and still have God in your life, without being overbearing, without being preachy.

Thomas Merton

Just remaining quietly in the presence of God, listening to Him, being attentive to Him, requires a lot of courage and know-how

George Carlin

I'm always relieved when someone is delivering a eulogy and I realize I'm listening to it.

Oscar Wilde

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

Candace Owens

I grew up in a household listening to hip-hop music.

Eddie Van Halen

When I was growing up and listening to bands like the Dave Clark Five, the groove was what initially got me going. I really like that funky, heavy groove.

Elon Musk

Here in the West, people often don't like listening to their leaders, even if they are right.