Lawren B.'s one little word...LISTEN
Oh all you safe and smooth of heart
Listen to song from me,
Whose wooden throat was once a part
Of the North side of a tree!
~ Winifred Wells (1893-1938) The Violin
Listen where thou art sitting
Under the glassy, cool, translucent wave,
In twisted braids of lilies knitting
The loose, train of thy amber-dropping hair,
Listen for dear honour's sake,
Godess of the silver lake
Listen and save
~ John Milton (1608-1674) Comus
When a group of professional people asked a group of 4-to-8-year olds, 'What does love mean?' one replied, 'Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and just listen.' ~ Warren McLaren
Find a quiet place and listen. It should be very quiet. The only sound you should hear is your heart beating. Listen. Peer deep down inside your heart. Do you see someone that holds a special place in your heart? Maybe they have always been there when you needed them; maybe they offered words of encouragement; taught you a lesson; comforted you when you were sick; praised you on your accomplishments. Make this their lucky day.You have the POWER to spread happiness today. A quick note or a kind word is all it takes to bring a smile and lasting memory to someone very special. ~ Gary Harrington
Each person has inside a basic decency and goodness. If he listens to it and acts on it, he is giving a great deal of what it is the world needs most. ~ Pablo Casals
If you listen,
Not to the pages or preachers
But to the smallest flower
Growing from a crack
In your heart,
You will hear a great song
Moving across a wide ocean
Whose water is the music
Connecting all the islands
Of the universe together,
And touching all
You will feel it
~ John Squadra
How do geese know when to fly to the sun? Who tells them the seasons? How do we, humans, know when it is time to move on? As with migrant birds, so surely with us, there is a voice within, if only we would listen to it, that tells us so certainly when to go forth into the unknown. ~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Give yourself a perfect day. Do what makes you happiest. Look upon what gives you joy. Speak to those who warm your heart. Listen to that which lifts your spirit. Surround yourself with sights and sounds and people who give you pleasure. For all the happiness you give to others all year long, give yourself a perfect day. ~ Author Unknown
Listen to the Mustn'ts,child,
Listen to the Don'ts
Listen to the Shouldn'ts
The Impossibles, the Won'ts
Listen to the Never Haves,
Then listen close to me --
Anything can happen, child,
Anything can be.
~ Shel Silverstein
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. ~ Leo Buscaglia
Take hold of your own life.
See that the whole existence is celebrating.
These trees are not serious, these birds are not serious.
The rivers and the oceans are wild,
and everywhere there is fun,
everywhere there is joy and delight.
listen to the existence and become part of it. ~ Osho
Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody is watching. Sing like nobody is listening. Live like it is heaven on earth.
~ William Purkey
Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk. ~ Doug Larson
We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak. ~ Epictetus
Lenin could listen so intently that he exhausted the speaker. ~ Isaiah Berlin
Listen or thy tongue will keep thee deaf. ~ Native American Indian Proverb
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. ~ Winston Churchill
The young people who come to me in the hope of hearing me utter a few memorable maxims are quite disappointed. Aphorisms are not my forte, I say nothing but banalities.... I listen to them and they go away delighted. ~ Andre Gide
I tell you everything that is really nothing, and nothing of what is everything, do not be fooled by what I am saying. Please listen carefully and try to hear what I am not saying. ~ Charles C. Finn
No one really listens to anyone else, and if you try it for a while you'll see why. ~ Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966
Home is where you can say anything you like cause nobody listens to you anyway. ~ Author Unknown
The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn't being said. ~ Peter F. Drucker
My wife says I never listen to her. At least I think that's what she said. ~ Author Unknown
Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you. ~ Robert Fulghum
Lots of people talk to animals.... Not very many listen, though.... That's the problem. ~ Benjamin Hoff, The Tao of Pooh
The only valid censorship of ideas is the right of people not to listen. ~ Tommy Smothers
I guess I've spent my life listening to what wasn't being said. ~ Eli Khamarov
No one is listening until you fart. ~ Author Unknown
Women like silent men. They think they're listening. ~ Marcel Achard, Quote, 4 November 1956
Older and wiser voices can always help you find the right path, if you are only willing to listen.
~ Jimmy Buffett
I read, I study, I examine, I listen, I reflect, and out of all of this I try to form an idea into which I put as much common sense as I can.
~ Marquis de Lafayette
It seemed rather incongruous that in a society of supersophisticated communication, we often suffer from a shortage of listeners.
~ Erma Bombeck
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence. ~ Robert Frost
One of the things that my parents have taught me is never listen to other people's expectations. You should live your own life and live up to your own expectations, and those are the only things I really care about it.
~ Tiger Woods
When one has the feeling of dislike for evil, when one feels tranquil, one finds pleasure in listening to good teachings; when one has these feelings and appreciates them, one is free of fear.
Each person has inside a basic decency and goodness. If he listens to it and acts on it, he is giving a great deal of what it is the world needs most. It is not complicated but it takes courage. It takes courage for a person to listen to his own goodness and act on it.
~ Pablo Casals
None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
It takes a great man to be a good listener."
~ Calvin Coolidge
I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.
~ Ernest Hemingway
The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention... A loving silence often has far more power to heal and to connect than the most well-intentioned words.
~ Rachel Naomi Remen
A good listener tries to understand thoroughly what the other person is saying. In the end he may disagree sharply, but before he disagrees, he wants to know exactly what it is he is disagreeing with. ~ Kenneth A. Wells
The most important thing to do is really listen.
~ Itzhak Perlman
You need to listen to your body because your body is listening to you.
~ Phillip C. McGraw
A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while he gets to know something.
~ Wilson Mizner
Bore, n.: A person who talks when you wish him to listen.
~ Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914), The Devil's Dictionary
Everybody lies, but it doesn't matter because nobody listens.
~ Nick Diamos
A good listener is a good talker with a sore throat.
~ Katharine Whitehorn
A good listener is usually thinking about something else.
~ Kin Hubbard
The opposite of talking isn't listening. The opposite of talking is waiting.
~ Fran Lebowitz
Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery.
~ Dr. Joyce Brothers
No man ever listened himself out of a job.
~ Calvin Coolidge
The only way to entertain some folks is to listen to them.
~ Kin Hubbard
As I get older, I've learned to listen to people rather than accuse them of things.
~ Po Bronson, quoted in Publishers Weekly
You're alive. Do something. The directive in life, the moral imperative was so uncomplicated. It could be expressed in single words, not complete sentences. It sounded like this: Look. Listen. Choose. Act.
~ Barbara Hall, A Summons to New Orleans, 2000
With the gift of listening comes the gift of healing.
~ Catherine de Hueck
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.
~ Jimi Hendrix
The first duty of love is to listen.
~ Paul Tillich
Listen. Do not have an opinion while you listen because frankly, your opinion doesn't hold much water outside of Your Universe. Just listen. Listen until their brain has been twisted like a dripping towel and what they have to say is all over the floor.
~ Hugh Elliott
I show up. I listen. I try to laugh.
~ Anna Quindlen (1953 - ), A Short Guide to a Happy Life, 2000
You should listen to your heart, and not the voices in your head.
~ Matt Groening, The Simpsons
Listening to both sides of a story will convince you that there is more to a story than both sides.
~ Frank Tyger
It is the province of knowledge to speak
And it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
~ M. Scott Peck