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I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We must stop talking about the American dream and start listening to the dreams of the Americans.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The art of conversation consist as much in listening politely, as in talking agreeably.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Opera once was an important social instrument -- especially in Italy. With Rossini and Verdi people were listening to opera together and having the same catharsis with the same story, the same moral dilemmas. They were holding hands in the darkness. That has gone. Now perhaps they are holding hands watching television.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The ideas that come out of most brainstorming sessions are usually superficial, trivial, and not very original. They are rarely useful. The process, however, seems to make uncreative people feel that they are making innovative contributions and that others are listening to them.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Were we as eloquent as angels we still would please people much more by listening rather than talking.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What this country needs is more free speech worth listening to.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Most of us who turn to any subject we love remember some morning or evening hour when we got on a high stool to reach down an untried volume, or sat with parted lips listening to a new talker, or for very lack of books began to listen to the voices within, as the first traceable beginning of our love.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I make progress by having people around me who are smarter than I am and listening to them. And I assume that everyone is smarter about something than I am.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A sweeping statement is the only statement worth listening to. The critic without faith gives balanced opinions, usually about second-rate writers.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
So when you are listening to somebody, completely, attentively, then you are listening not only to the words, but also to the feeling of what is being conveyed, to the whole of it, not part of it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I always had one ear offstage, listening for the call from the bookie.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The difference between listening to a radio sermon and going to church...is almost like the difference between calling your girl on the phone and spending an evening with her.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
When one of these flashbacks was reported to me by a conscious patient, I was incredulous. For example, when a mother told me she was suddenly aware, as my electrode touched the cortex, of being in the kitchen listening to the voice of her little boy who was playing outside in the yard.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The democratic youth lives along day by day, gratifying the desire that occurs to him, at one time drinking and listening to the flute, at another downing water and reducing, now practicing gymnastic, and again idling and neglecting everything; and sometimes spending his time as though he were occupied in philosophy.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I never can hear a crowd of people singing and gesticulating, all together, at an Italian opera, without fancying myself at Athens, listening to that particular tragedy, by Sophocles, in which he introduces a full chorus of turkeys, who set about bewailing the death of Meleager.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
From listening comes wisdom and from speaking, repentance.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
One of the best ways to persuade others is with your ears -- by listening to them.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
An essential condition of listening to God is that the mind should not be distracted by thoughts of resentment, ill-temper, hatred or vengeance, all of which are comprised in the general term, the wrath of man.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
After listening to a lecture on evolution by a science professor, a student wrote a poem and titled it The Amazing Professor. The poem read: Once I was a tadpole when I began to begin. Then I was a frog with my tail tucked in. Next I was a monkey on a coconut tree. Now I am a doctor with a Ph.D.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Skillful listening is the best remedy for loneliness, loquaciousness, and laryngitis.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Peter Gibbons: Human beings were not meant to sit in little cubicles staring at computer screens all day, filling out useless forms and listening to eight different bosses drone on about about mission statements. More [07/25/2005 12:07:00]
Milton Waddams: I was told that I could listen to the radio at a reasonable volume from nine to eleven, I told bill that if Sandra is going to listen to her headphones while she's filing then I should be able to listen to the radio while I'm collating so I don't see why I should have to turn down the radio because I enjoy listening at a reasonable volume from nine to eleven. More [07/25/2005 12:07:00]
Lieutenant Daniel Taylor: That's what all these cripples down at the VA talk about: Jesus this and Jesus that. They even had a priest come and talk to me. He said God is listening and if I found Jesus, I'd get to walk beside him in the kingdom of Heaven. Did you hear what I said? WALK beside him in the kingdom of Heaven! Well kiss my crippled ass. God is listening? What a crock of shit.More [09/08/2005 12:09:00]
Radio Evangelist: [panicky] ... we are not fundamentalists interested in stopping scientific research, but we are frightened. It is precisely because we don't understand the threats that we need to make sure we monitor what goes on with cameras and listening devices throughout the nation... this is the fate of the world.More [10/19/2005 12:10:00]
Eric: It's all good cause were gonna get club Landon and Club Eric jumping up in here. Oh, what do we got here ?
[Erics turns the CD player on]
Eric: Whoa, okay, okay, so your not really feeling my hip-hop, but what the hell is this?
Landon: Jamie lent it to me.
Eric: Now she's got you listening to her people music?
Landon: Okay... her people?
Eric: Yeah. Her… uh, bible-hugging, crucifix-wearing, honk-if-you-love-Jesus-people.
Landon: She's not like that.More [10/26/2005 12:10:00]
Stephen Falken: General, you are listening to a machine. Do the world a favor and don't act like one.More [11/27/2005 12:11:00]
Malvin: I can't believe it, Jim. That girl's standing over there listening and you're telling him about our back doors?
Jim Sting: [yelling] Mister Potato Head! Mister Potato Head! Back doors are not secrets!
Malvin: Yeah, but Jim, you're giving away all our best tricks!
Jim Sting: They're not tricks.More [11/27/2005 12:11:00]
On the last tour, I remember being in London and listening to their last album, ... I enjoyed it very much and for Teddy to ask me to do this is a true honor, really an honor.More [03/21/2006 12:03:00]
I listen to all types of music. I have been in Memphis recently, so I've been listening to some blues like Muddy Waters, and some early Elvis.More [04/11/2006 12:04:00]
Fortunately I know how to counter it, the man who did the waking buys the man who was sleeping a drink. The man who was sleeping drinks it while listening to a proposition, from the man who did the waking.More [05/19/2006 12:05:00]
I'm 30 years old, I love listening to music, I have a studio in my house and mess around once in a while, but to be in the music business just doesn't make sense to me. It seems like a lifetime ago.More [05/26/2006 12:05:00]
It's all about the music. For me, that's truly what I live for. Just music constantly. Always listening to, writing, or playing music. That's definitely me.More [06/20/2006 12:06:00]
I'm so glad this is the last day of these thing, I get so tired of listening to my own voice.More [08/09/2006 12:08:00]
That's my fun time so, to me, doing my homework, studying on what I do, watching the movies, listening to music, all that inspires me so I focus a lot on that and practice.More [08/12/2006 12:08:00]
We listen to voices all day. We just have to decide which voice it is we're listening to.More [08/16/2006 12:08:00]
I grew up listening to a lot of soul music, and a lot of folk music.More [08/29/2006 12:08:00]
“This film is really important to me. It's about where I grew up, it's about the music I grew up listening to, so it's very meaningful.”More [09/15/2006 12:09:00]
“I wasn't going to say this, but I was just listening to Rosie O'Donnell and I have to tell you, I wanted to burst into tears,”More [09/16/2006 12:09:00]
“We'd knock on the doors, we knew the different companies we liked because we were listening to Alan Freed and we knew the different labels and they were all located there. We'd go up and we'd often sing live for the people. Which was very nervous-making, you know? They're busy, so if they don't like you, they cut you off right away.”More [10/22/2006 12:10:00]
And I thought that was the best way for me to participate, because standing in the crowd and listening is a fantastic education, but it's not my nature. I need to be involved. So I did that instead.More [10/23/2006 12:10:00]
For me the march was a labor - a labor of love - but I was busy handing out flyers for the National Association of Black Social Workers, so I really wasn't standing in the crowd listening and observing. I was busy.More [10/23/2006 12:10:00]
So, yes, there's nothing I love more than listening to directors talk about their movies.More [11/05/2006 12:11:00]
My dream as a child was to play with a bass player like Ray Brown, who played with the Oscar Peterson Trio. The feeling I had listening to his work was almost carnal, so to actually play for him was earth-shattering for me.More [11/09/2006 12:11:00]
With other people, you're always swapping music. Somebody is always listening to something you've never heard. It's a great way to hear all sorts of new things.More [11/12/2006 12:11:00]
“Well, English is no problem for me because I am actually English. My whole family are English; I was brought up listening to various forms of the English accent. Obviously there are more specific ones that get a little bit tricky. Same with American stuff. But because in Australia we're so inundated with American culture, television, this that and the other, everyone in Australia can do an American accent. It's just second nature.”More [11/21/2006 12:11:00]
[Jack throws a bucket of water on sleeping Gibbs]
Mr. Gibbs: Curse you for breathin' ya slack-jawed idiot. Mother's love. Jack. You should know better than to wake a man when he's sleepin'. Its bad luck.
Jack Sparrow: Fortunately, I know how to counter it; the man who did the waking buys the man who was sleeping a drink; the man who was sleeping drinks it while listening to a proposition from the man who did the waking.
Mr. Gibbs: Aye, that'll about do it.
[Will throws more water on Mr. Gibbs]
Mr. Gibbs: Blast I'm already awake.
Will Turner: That was for the smell.More [02/19/2007 12:02:00]
Lord Cutler Beckett: I'm listening.
[Elizabeth holds a gun to his face]
Lord Cutler Beckett: I'm listening intently.More [02/19/2007 12:02:00]
Harry: [Speaking to Ron and Hermione] I'll see you back in the Common Room.
[getting up hastily and walking out, staring angrily right back at all the eyes on him as he leaves. A group of Hufflepuff students continue their discussion, unaware that Harry is listening from behind the wall]
Ernie MacMillan: So anyway, I told Justin to hide up in our dormitory. I mean to say, if Potter's marked him as his next victim, it's best he keeps a low profile for awhile.
Hannah Abbott: But why would Harry want to attack Justin?
Ernie MacMillan: Justin told me that he'd let slip to Potter that he was Muggle-born.
Hannah Abbott: And you really think Potter's the Heir of Slytherin?
Ernie MacMillan: Hannah, he's a Parselmouth. Everyone knows that's the mark of a dark wizard. Have you ever heard of a decent one who can talk to snakes? They called Slytherin himself "Serpent Tongue".
Hannah Abbott: Harry's always seemed so nice, though. And after all, he is the one who made You-Know-Who disappear.
Ernie MacMillan: That's probably why You-Know-Who wanted him to kill him in the first place. Didn't want another Dark Lord competing with him.More [02/21/2007 12:02:00]
Harry: [Speaking to Ron and Hermione] I'll see you back in the Common Room.
[getting up hastily and walking out, staring angrily right back at all the eyes on him as he leaves. A group of Hufflepuff students continue their discussion, unaware that Harry is listening from behind the wall]
Ernie MacMillan: So anyway, I told Justin to hide up in our dormitory. I mean to say, if Potter's marked him as his next victim, it's best he keeps a low profile.
Hannah Abbott: And you really think that Potter's the Heir of Slytherin?
Ernie MacMillan: Hannah, he's a Parselmouth. Everyone knows that's the mark of a dark wizard. Have you ever heard of a decent one who can talk to snakes? They called Slytherin himself "Serpent Tongue".
Hannah Abbott: But, Harry's always seemed so nice, though. And after all, he is the one who made You-Know-Who disappear.
Ernie MacMillan: That's probably why You-Know-Who wanted him to kill him in the first place. Didn't want another Dark Lord competing with him.More [02/21/2007 12:02:00]
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Alex: God is good. God is great. But not all the time, sometimes he could be a real asshole. Praying for 24 years, not one goddamn message on my answering machine. If you're listening and I know you're up there, thanks for all this food, since it's the least you could do. Amen. Let's eat.More [02/22/2007 12:02:00]
President Harris: [Agent Thompson is listening to his earphone] What is it?
Agent Thompson: It's some old Tupac, sir.
President Harris: [Listening to the earphone] "All eyez on me." Hey, this shit is bangin'.More [02/22/2007 12:02:00]
[in the car listening to "Puff the Magic Dragon"]
Greg Focker: Who'd have thought it wasn't about a dragon.
Jack Byrnes: Huh?
Greg Focker: Well some people think that 'to puff the magic dragon' means to... puff... smoke... a marijuana cigarette.
Jack Byrnes: Puff is just the name of the boy's magical dragon... You a pothead, Focker?
Greg Focker: No, I pass on grass always. Well not always.
Jack Byrnes: Yes or no?
Greg Focker: No, um, yes, um...More [02/23/2007 12:02:00]
Marty McFly: The 'Sports Almanac'. Son of a bitch stole my idea! He must have been listening when I... It's my fault! The whole thing's my fault. If I hadn't have boughten that damn book, then none of this would have ever happened.
Doc: Well, forget it Marty. That's all in the past.
Marty McFly: You mean the future.
Doc: Whatever! It demonstrates precisely how time travel can be mis-used, and why the time machine must be destroyed, after we straighten all of this out.More [02/26/2007 12:02:00]
Musician: What's the use? Nobody's listening to us anyway.
Wallace Hartley: Well, they don't listen to us at dinner either.More [03/20/2007 12:03:00]
Harry: What is this we're listening to?
Karen: Joni Mitchell.
Harry: I can't believe you still listen to Joni Mitchell.
Karen: I love her. And true love lasts a lifetime. Joni Mitchell is the woman who taught your cold English wife how to feel.
Harry: Did she? Oh well that's good. I must write to her some time and say thanks.More [04/03/2007 12:04:00]

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