Quotes of listening

  1. I had to be at least 8 or 9 I was listening to everything on the radio You name it I heard every song – Tom Araya
  2. Children have never been very good at listening to their elders but they have never failed to imitate them – James A. Baldwin
  3. Obviously the people that I admired like the Beatles were really into rock'n'roll but it was already a little past rock'n'roll when I started listening and making my own choices about music – Elvis Costello
  4. Much unhappiness comes from walking alone When there are several it's somewhat different I must get into the habit of listening to others for what the others say concerns me too – Alfred Doblin
  5. Change happens by listening and then starting a dialogue with the people who are doing something you don't believe is right – Jane Goodall
  6. Right now I'm listening to a lot of different things but I listen to a lot of classical music Eventually I would like to compose and perform classical – Ben Harper
  7. I saw old Autumn in the misty morn stand shadowless like silence listening to silence – Thomas Hood
  8. I've led a school whose faculty and students examine and discuss and debate every aspect of our law and legal system And what I've learned most is that no one has a monopoly on truth or wisdom I've learned that we make progress by listening to each other across every apparent political or ideological divide – Elena Kagan
  9. I grew up mostly with classical big band and a lot of Irish music I really didn't start listening to rock and roll until I was maybe sixteen – Moira Kelly
  10. You need to listen to your body because your body is listening to you – Phil McGraw
  11. I was listening to all those lyrics and trying to take in everything that was happening I was completely excited It was one of the greatest times that I had listening to music – Jay McShann
  12. What you're doing is putting into professional play the way that you relate to other people the way that you analyze and relate to a written text the way that you would persuade anybody to do anything It has to do with listening with humility and a sense of yourself – Trevor Nunn
  13. The storytelling gift is innate one has it or one doesn't But style is at least partly a learned thing one refines it by looking and listening and reading and practice by work – Donna Tartt
  14. Music is the effort we make to explain to ourselves how our brains work We listen to Bach transfixed because this is listening to a human mind – Lewis Thomas
  15. Lately I've been listening to some classical music again some jazz – Alan Vega

Usage examples for listening

  1. After a question as to how Jewel had spent the morning and without listening to the child's reply she began to talk to her daughter of a drive she wished to take that afternoon – Jewel A Chapter In Her Life by Clara Louise Burnham
  2. Ah you have not been listening to me – Tales From Two Hemispheres by Hjalmar Hjorth Boysen
  3. “ No listening to him – Right Ho, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
  4. If you'd heard her talk about that trip north when there weren't any men around listening you'd change your mind – Cow-Country by B. M. Bower
  5. She walked on by his side listening but she had not a word to say to him – Ayala's Angel by Anthony Trollope
  6. “ Valmond looked round and ordered away a listening soldier – When Valmond Came to Pontiac, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 15, 2009
  7. One can never be sure that some of the neighbours aren't listening she said in a whisper – Virginia by Ellen Glasgow
  8. “ Someone was listening so I could not speak – Son of Power by Will Levington Comfort and Zamin Ki Dost
  9. Are you listening to me – The Devil's Disciple by George Bernard Shaw
  10. “ I don't hear them said Rosamund and I am listening – In the Wilderness by Robert Hichens
  11. They stood still listening – The Crooked House by Brandon Fleming
  12. Be listening now to what I'm saying – Mount Music by E. Oe. Somerville and Martin Ross
  13. Go on we're all listening no one asleep except Topaz – Jewel's Story Book by Clara Louise Burnham
  14. But they were all in another room as I found out after waiting and listening – Fairies and Folk of Ireland by William Henry Frost
  15. “ I can't bear to lie here listening and taking no part – Foes in Ambush by Charles King
  16. The girl stood listening – The Blazed Trail by Stewart Edward White
  17. “ I was listening but could not believe the horrid truth – Old Jack by W.H.G. Kingston
  18. She was never tired of listening to their school girl talk – The Motor Maids Across the Continent by Katherine Stokes
  19. “ I was listening to the water and it made a noise – Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley
  20. So I lay there quietly listening – The Metal Monster by A. Merritt

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