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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!

Jameela Jamil

I essentially grew up listening to Radio 1, the chart show in particular. It was a routine, as for many young people. Every Sunday, I waited patiently to be told who was on top.

People Radio
Meryl Streep

Grace, respect, reserve, and empathetic listening are qualities sorely missing from the public discourse now.

Marlon Brando

An actor's a guy who, if you ain't talking about him, ain't listening.

Simone Weil

Difficult as it is really to listen to someone in affliction, it is just as difficult for him to know that compassion is listening to him.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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

I really love Linkin Park, and I loved Chester Bennington, and it is horrible what happened to him. I grew up listening to him because my dad would make these mixtapes with a lot of different artists - Linkin Park, Avril Lavigne, The Beatles, Sarah McLachlan, I just really loved Linkin Park, and their production is really sick.

Saoirse Ronan

I've grown up with my parents' music tastes, listening to Fleetwood Mac and the Rolling Stones.

Brittany Murphy

Sticking to your values, listening to your instincts, making your own choices is so important.

Justin Trudeau

Connecting with Canadians isn't about what you say, it's about what you're listening to. It's about what you understand.

Donald Glover

Also, I realized a lot of kids are listening to me. Whether I want to be or not, they're looking up to me.

Alan Rickman

All I want to see from an actor is the intensity and accuracy of their listening.

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

Jennifer Love Hewitt

We have to be very careful about what we say out there to the masses in the entertainment industry because people are listening to every word, and they take it to heart.

Juice Wrld

I had phases of listening to rap and trap, and then I had phases where I'd listen to post-hardcore, rap, grunge, metal... all that. I had different time periods of listening to different music. And now it all clashes together.

Music Time Togetherness
George Carlin

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

Michelle Williams

When I was filming the Marilyn Monroe movie, I was listening to a lot of Leonard Cohen.

Eric Clapton

Well, I think part of my gift, or if I have one, is that I love listening.


When it comes to electronic music, I started listening to a lot of Daft Punk, way before I knew what house music was, and then progressed into a lot of Steve Angello, Eric Prydz, Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso, and Laidback Luke.

Elisabeth Moss

When I was 12, I didn't know about Nirvana or Oasis or any of those people. I was listening to Ella Fitzgerald and Gershwin.

Bill Watterson

I've got to start listening to those quiet, nagging doubts.

JoJo Siwa

'Boomerang' is all about coming back from the hate and not listening to the hate. It really tells a message.

Candace Owens

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

Eddie Murphy

Growing up, I liked all the stuff that everyone else was listening to, like Motown, but the biggest group of all was The Beatles.

Stephen King

No, it's not a very good story - its author was too busy listening to other voices to listen as closely as he should have to the one coming from inside.


I actually only started listening to house music around the time I started making it. I got hooked both to making music and to house music.

John Cena

But I've been freestyling and messing around with rhyming since I was 13. That's when I really started listening to hip-hop music.

Katharine McPhee

I love listening to classical 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.

Katherine Ryan

I guess I talk about her because I'm interested; I'm listening. Taylor Swift's words are so valuable to so many young people, not just her #GirlSquad.

Nick Foles

I know when I listen to people speak and they share their weaknesses, I'm listening, because I can resonate.

Lil Peep

I grew up listening to a lot of emo music, a lot of rock music, a lot of rap music, a lot of trap music, funk, everything.

Tory Lanez

Usher is definitely somebody I came up listening to.

Music reigns supreme. It does not need a visual prop. While listening to a number, do you enjoy the tune, or do you enjoy it because you imagine someone singing it? In fact, quite a few hits of mine are from films that no one has heard about. The songs still rule, though.

Kendall Jenner

My way to de-stress is either listening to music or talking to my sister, Kourtney. She's going to teach me how to meditate, and that should help a lot.

Florence Pugh

I've been told to be skinny before - it's already happened, but it's up to you to either listen or say no. I'm not listening.

Bruno Mars

I grew up listening to the Police, I grew up performing in bars, singing Police songs.

Singing Police
John Cena

To say Roman Reigns isn't connecting with an audience means you're not listening. I've watched a lot of Roman Reigns, and every single time I see him, I hear noise. He connects very well with our audience.

Ted Cruz

I grew up listening to classic rock - the Kinks, Genesis, The Who, Pink Floyd.

Alicia Keys

I promised myself that I'd never actually admit to listening to 'New Kids on the Block.'

Machine Gun Kelly

Before I even started listening to rap music, I was really into metal and punk.

Katy Perry

I grew up listening to gospel. That was the only thing that I had reference to because that was what my family was involved with.

Steve Carell

I'm listening to a lot of Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, and Rihanna. A lot of pop female artists. I have to say I'm pretty well-versed in the pop female category.

Cate Blanchett

I grew up listening to music and going to the theatre.

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Noel Fielding

My mum and dad are massive Bowie fans, so I grew up listening to his music.

Jonathan Groff

When you're always onstage, you really have to focus on listening and reacting.

Rakul Preet Singh

Charan is very hard-working and non-egoistic, given the family he comes from. He is very open to listening, and he surrenders himself completely to the director. It was lovely to work with an actor like that.

Shawn Mendes

I really love listening to Hozier. He's great.

Blake Shelton

I grew up listening to 1980s country music, mostly. Early '90s. That time period was my favorite.

Marilyn Monroe

I've often stood silent at a party for hours listening to my movie idols turn into dull and little people.

Clint Eastwood

My mother knew how to read music and everything. But I just kinda learned off of records. And so, I was listening to records and I'd play 'em over and over.

Daniel Radcliffe

I grew up listening to show tunes in the back of the car.

Rob Gronkowski

We're all about trying to create ideas to help get businesses to grow and listening to businesses to help them out.

Ideas Trying

There is a problem in Washington, and the problem is bigger than a continuing resolution. It is bigger than Obamacare. It is even bigger than the budget. The most fundamental problem and the frustration is that the men and women in Washington aren't listening.

Justin Trudeau

I have spent an awful lot of time listening to Canadians, learning from them, working with them.

Elon Musk

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