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"There's none so blind as those who will not listen." - Neil Gaiman

"Father, forgive them,' said Jesus, 'for they know not what they do' - People of good sense whoever you may be, I will add, do not listen to them, for they know not what they say." - Eliphas Levi

"If you feed the people just with revolutionary slogans they will listen today, they will listen tomorrow, they will listen the day after tomorrow, but on the fourth day they will say, "To hell with you."" - Nikita Khrushchev

"Many people are looking for an ear that will listen. They do not find it among Christians because we are talking when we should be listening." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"We are opinionated society. We're very happy to spout forth our own views; we're not good about listening. We have to listen to other's stories. Learn to listen to the stories of the terrorists just as we hope that they will listen to ours because very often these narratives express frustrations, fears, and anxieties that most societies can safely ignore." - Karen Armstrong

"People will not be bored. They may listen politely at a dinner table to boasts and personalities, life history, etc. But in print they choose their own companions, their own subjects. They was to be amused or benefitted" - Claude C Hopkins

"Now I think I know what you tried to say to me How you suffered for your sanity How you tried to set them free They would not listen They're not listening still... Perhaps they never will..." - Don Mclean

"Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply." - Stephen Covey

"The Lord is going to keep His people informed if they will listen." - Harold B Lee

"Listen to what people say about themselves; they will tell you everything you need to know." - Mason Cooley

"Nobody will listen to you unless they sense that you like them." - Donald Miller

"Talk to people about themselves and they will listen for hours." - Benjamin Disraeli

"We ask the West to remove what they created sixty years ago [Israel] and if they do not listen to our recommendations, then the Palestinian nation and other nations will eventually do this for them." - Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

"Unless you listen, people are weazened in your presence; they become about a third of themselves. Unless you listen, you can't know anybody. Oh, you will know facts and what is in the newspapers and all of history, perhaps, but you will not know one single person. You know, I have come to think listening is love, that's what it really is." - Brenda Ueland

"I try to beat back the producers and engineers so they - there's not an excess of stuff used to squeeze my voice to make it artificial. There's a person in there, and people will listen; if they hear another person speak to them, they'll listen because it's lonely out here." - Iggy Pop

"No one is as deaf as the man who will not listen." - Proverbs

"One in whose head is conceit, Think not that he will ever listen to truth." - Bill Vaughan

"Fear will give us a reason not to try; hope will give us a reason not to listen." - Bob Goff

"Will not the Lord hear my prayers and listen to my cries as soon as he ever did to theirs [the ancient saints'] if I come to him in the manner they did?" - Joseph Smith Jr

"You have to not listen to the nay sayers because there will be many and often they`ll be much more qualified than you and cause you to sort of doubt yourself." - James Cameron

"The purse of the people is the real seat of sensibility. Let it be drawn upon largely, and they will then listen to truths which could not excite them through any other organ." - Thomas Jefferson

"I don't think the fossil fuel industry will listen, not until we build up a lot of pressure. I do think we can persuade some shareholders that they don't want to be involved in this enterprise." - Bill Mckibben

"Years from now, after I'm gone, someone will listen to what I've done and know I was here. They may not know or care who I was, but they'll hear my guitars speaking for me." - Chet Atkins

"Twenty years from now, will we listen to Lady Gaga? No. She might think she is making a stand for the freaks and the weirdos. But they're not going to have any decent music to play, are they?" - Noel Gallagher

"Americans will listen, but they do not care to read. War and Peace must wait for the leisure of retirement, which never really comes: meanwhile it helps to furnish the living room." - Anthony Burgess

"When you share your misery, it will not diminish. When you fail to share your joy, it diminishes. Share your problems only with the Divine, not with anyone else, as that will only increase the problems. Share your joy with everyone. Listen to others; yet do not listen. If your mind gets stuck in their problems, not only are they miserable, but you also become miserable." - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

"There are few master teachers in life. ... But there are many who can listen to life so well that they can hear the vastness in everything and in you. A teacher is someone who has learned to listen to life. Someone who has found a way to listen well. Any real teacher is only a finger pointing. In the end, we may find out more by not following our teachers but by following what our teachers follow for themselves. From a good teacher you may learn the secret of listening. You will never learn the secrets of life. You will have to listen for yourself." - Rachel Naomi Remen

"They seem not to listen to what I have to say, so I'm going to quit." - Richard Kerry

"Regardless of their politics, the vast majority of the people I meet, when they can speak and listen and act of their own accord and not in concert with a group, are good, decent and caring people. Most work hard or want to. They love their families and like their neighbors. They will give until it hurts. They fall down, but they bounce back." - Charles M Blow

"Life is taking you somewhere, listen to the messages, they will repeat until you follow their call." - Leon Brown

"People will listen to you only when they know you're dying, otherwise they're just waiting for their turn to talk." - Chuck Palahniuk

"I know our kids will be OK, as long as they listen more to their mother than to me!" - Michael Skolnik

"People listen to me, and they hear about a government they want, a government... that will cut spending, cut taxes, that will focus on private-sector job creation." - Carl Paladino

"If you ask Zen people they will say; tea is not something that you pour with unawareness and drink like any other drink. It is not a drink, it is meditation; it is prayer. So they listen to the kettle creating a melody, and in that listening they become more silent, more alert." - Rajneesh

"If you ask Zen people they will say; tea is not something that you pour with unawareness and drink like any other drink. It is not a drink, it is meditation; it is prayer. So they listen to the kettle creating a melody, and in that listening they become more silent, more alert." - Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

"A man only goes and confesses his faults to the world when his self will not acknowledge or listen to them. WYNDHAM LEWIS, Tarr Two persons will not be friends long if they are not inclined to pardon each other's little failings." - Jean De La Bruyere

"Do not allow your thoughts to become greater than you. No matter what your thoughts tell you, don't listen. Remember your thoughts are not your friend. Your thoughts try to confound you, confuse you. And they will tell you all kinds of things. Do not listen to your thoughts, even your good thoughts. Transcend everything, go beyond your thoughts to your bliss, to your joy and to your happiness." - Robert Adams

"Friends are helpful not only because they will listen to us, but because they will laugh at us; Through them we learn a little objectivity, a little modesty, a little courtesy; We learn the rules of life and become better players of the game" - Will Durant

"I will always listen to my coaches. But first I listen to my body. If what they tell me suits my body, great. If my body doesn't feel good with what they say, then always my body comes first." - Haile Gebrselassie

"The main focus in my life now is to open people's minds so no one will be so conceited that they think they have the total truth. They should be eager to learn, to listen, to research and not to confine, to hurt, to kill, those who disagree with them." - John Templeton

"Why do people not listen when you say no? Why do they think you are too stupid or too young to understand? Why do they think you are too shy to reply? Why do they keep badgering you until you will say yes?" - Sharon Creech

"Strike, if you will, but listen." - Themistocles

"Listen with your heart, you will understand." - Pocahontas

"Say something worthwhile and people will listen." - Germany Kent

"You need not even listen, just wait...the world will offer itself freely to you, unmasking itself." - Franz Kafka

"Who listens once will listen twice; her heart be sure is not of ice, and one refusal no rebuff." - Lord Byron

"Listen, and you will realize that we are made not from cells or from atoms. We are made from stories." - Mia Couto

"If you listen to 'The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,' by Gil Scott-Heron, that album is dripping with rage." - Henry Rollins

"Kids will not listen to that. They're going to experiment no matter what, so you have to be honest." - Jenny Mccarthy

"He who will not listen to any advice, nor be corrected in his writings, is a rank pedant." - Jean De La Bruyere

"Now I understand what you tried to say to me How you suffered for your sanity How you tried to set them free They would not listen - They did not know how, Perhaps they'll listen now." - Don Mclean

"Children will come out and listen to a writer whose books they like. They don't need a government agency or a medal that says 'laureate' to continue that." - Anthony Browne

"I think there will always be great new music and bands. As long as there's people around, there's going to be great music. I think there's bands like Wolf Eyes, Q & Not U, the Evens and many others that are doing great stuff. The music that doesn't please you, you just don't listen. No one makes me listen to Nickelback, so long may they wave." - Henry Rollins

"In the very end, civilizations perish because they listen to their politicians and not to their poets." - Jonas Mekas

"Put your consumers in focus, and listen to what they're actually saying, not what they tell you." - Daniel Ek

"Now listen lads, I'm not happy with our tackling. We're hurting them but they keep getting up." - John B Keane

"Teach your children to listen carefully and to speak thoughtfully. The best way to teach this is to listen carefully and speak thoughtfully to your children, from the time they are babies. Take their questions and ideas seriously... learning to speak and listen as if our words matter is fundamental to education. Dialogue is not the same as mindless chatter. Above all, listen, listen, and listen to your kids." - Grace Llewellyn

"I'm still learning about music. The best way to learn is to listen to the audience. When you listen to the audience, they will tell you what they like. I wish these big corporations, instead of telling the audience what they should have, would listen." - Tony Bennett

"Nothing's changed. You'll go home. You'll be bored. You'll be ignored. No one will listen to you, really listen to you. You're too clever and too quiet for them to understand. They don't even get your name right." - Neil Gaiman

"Most scientists know what needs to be done to save our Earth. But the politicians don't listen to them. They will listen to popular pressure; the people got to supply that." - Pete Seeger

"Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and your soul will delight in the richest of fare." - Isaiah

"Science fiction is not predictive; it is descriptive.... Prediction is the business of prophets, clairvoyants, and futurologists. It is not the business of novelists. A novelist's business is lying.... Open your eyes; listen, listen. That is what the novelists say. But they don't tell you what you will see and hear. All they can tell you is what they have seen and heard, in their time in this world, a third of it spent in sleep and dreaming, another third of it spent in telling lies." - Ursula K Le Guin

"The biggest problem with American music right now, is that kids don't listen. They come by it honestly, Americans don't listen anyway. When people go to concerts, they say I'm going to see... not, I'm going to hear." - Branford Marsalis

"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

"If anyone will listen I will continue to sing." - Joanna Noelle Levesque

"It is our duty to save the world. That is our mission, insofar as they will listen unto us and receive our testimony. ..." - Nathan Eldon Tanner

"The basic rule of human nature is that powerful people speak slowly and subservient people quickly - because if they don't speak fast enough, nobody will listen to them." - Michael Caine

"It's human nature to want to think the best of others, but if you listen carefully, people will always tell you who they are." - Christina Baker Kline

"If you can get someone to laugh with you, they will be more willing to identify with you, listen to you. It parts the waters." - Robert Orben

"Some people take pleasure in regaling one and all with details of their poor health. They are happy to give an organ recital to anyone who will listen." - Ann Landers

"I think it's important to set up that boundary of respect for your kids at a young age, so they will know, I better listen to Mommy." - Britney Spears

"Listen to presences inside poems, Let them take you where they will. Follow those private hints, and never leave the premises." - Rumi

"I know that my fans will probably learn a lot about me by listening to my music, if they really listen to the lyrics." - Ariana Grande

"How many members of the fleshbound masses do you think will listen to him? He's making sense, and they don't respond to that." - Bradley Denton

"The basic rule of human nature is that powerful people speak slowly and subservient people quickly - because if they don't speak fast nobody will listen to them." - Michael Caine

"People will listen when they're ready to listen and not before. Don't waste time with people who want to argue. They'll keep you immobilized forever. Look for people who are already open to something new." - Daniel Quinn

"Not everyone's going to like my music. People might not like my music, because I'm just not their style of music that they like to listen to." - Justin Bieber

"Write. Write every day. Write honestly. Write something that doesn't exist, and you wish did. Read. Learn. Study. Watch people. Listen to what they say, listen to how they say it and listen to what they do not say. Surprise yourself. Scare yourself." - Brian Michael Bendis

"Write. Write every day. Write honestly. Write something that does' exist, and you wish did. Read. Learn. Study. Watch people. Listen to what they say, listen to how they say it and listen to what they do not say. Surprise yourself. Scare yourself." - Brian Michael Bendis

"Listen to the women. Women say exactly what they want. Who has concrete plans - not macroeconomics but kitchen table economics. Who will change the situation for their families, and help restore the middle class. Women are also sick to death of having their bodies and their lives treated as a political football." - Celinda Lake

"A lot of the time you see a warning, in the subway, or in a movie theater, the main thrust of the warning will be to not panic if there is an emergency. To listen to directions. Now that's a waste. They could have given you information, but you can see their expectation that you're going to screw up." - Amanda Ripley

"When amusement is necessary to get people to listen to the gospel there will be failure. This is not the method of Christ. To form an organization and provide all kinds of entertainment for young people, in order that they may come to the Bible classes, is to be foredoomed to failure." - G. Campbell Morgan

"Today, if you listen to sports talk radio, they are not talking the right way about most women's sports. Those people will retire, or frankly a lot of them are getting fired or laid off - and we'll get younger people into key media positions who are more egalitarian, more open minded, more respectful." - Ted Leonsis

"Staying healthy is about really listening to your mind and body. They will both let you know when you're doing things the right way for you. And when you're not. You just need to be honest with yourself and listen to what they're saying." - Adam Rodriguez

"Everyone one-on-one will be completely honest about the music that they listen to. But then you get into a group situation, and then it's the cool/uncool debate. I have really done my very best to reinforce the very fact that your heart knows better than your head does what you like when it comes to music and what not." - Corey Taylor

"And, of course, people are interested only in themselves. If a story is not about the hearer he will not listen." - John Steinbeck

"If you do not express your own original ideas, if you do not listen to your own being, you will have betrayed yourself." - Rollo May

"The truth is, we like to talk over our disasters, because they are ours; and others like to listen, because they are not theirs." - Letitia Elizabeth Landon

"Stories are medicine. They have such power; they do not require that we do, be, act anything - we need only listen." - Clarissa Pinkola Estes

"Sometimes the answers are not there until we stand still and listen. But they are there and they are usually surrounded by love. You are too." - Jan Hellriegel

"The audience is not your boss. They are your collaborators and when you collaborate with someone you don't have to listen to everything they think or say." - Baron Vaughn

"We women must listen to our inner voice. It is easier for women to do this as they are not afraid to say what they feel." - Indra Devi

"I think people should try to teach young children that these qualities - stubbornness and a capacity to listen - might look like they are opposites, but they are not." - Renzo Piano

"Introverts listen better, they assess risks more carefully, they can be wiser managers. It's not for nothing that the Silicon Valley billionaires are so often the retiring types." - Jeffrey Kluger

"There are people who make a hobby of telling others what they can do and what they can't do. I've learnt to not listen to those people." - Omar Samra

"Listen with your gut, not your head." - Sanford Meisner

"Listen, I'm not entirely comfortable being human." - Buddy Wakefield

"Listen to your customers, not your competitors." - Joel Spolsky

"Pride does not listen. It knows." - Kevin Vanhoozer

"Listen, I'm not entirely comfortable being human." - Buddy Wakefield

"Do not be surprised. I do not like writers and I cannot stand their lies. They speak so as not to listen to themselves speak. If they did listen, they would know that they are nothing and then they would no longer be able to speak." - Albert Camus

"Not many people are interested in what somebody else is thinking, or what they have to say. The best you can hope for is they'll listen to you just so you'll have to listen to them." - William Wharton

"Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply. They're either speaking or preparing to speak. They're filtering everything through their own paradigms, reading their autobiography into other people's lives." - Stephen Covey

"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. I shall not speak much for fear of saying foolish things; I will risk still less for fear of doing them, for I am not disposed to abuse the confidence which they have deigned to show me. Such is the conduct which until now I have followed and will follow." - Marquis De Lafayette

"I will try not to overlook the cruelties that victims inflict on one another as they are jammed together in the boxcars of the system. I do' want to romanticize them. But I do remember (in rough paraphrase) a statement I once read: "The cry of the poor is not always just, but if you do' listen to it, you will never know what justice is." - Howard Zinn

"I will try not to overlook the cruelties that victims inflict on one another as they are jammed together in the boxcars of the system. I don't want to romanticize them. But I do remember (in rough paraphrase) a statement I once read: "The cry of the poor is not always just, but if you don't listen to it, you will never know what justice is." - Howard Zinn

"First, let no one rule your mind or body. Take special care that your thoughts remain unfettered... . Give men your ear, but not your heart. Show respect for those in power, but don't follow them blindly. Judge with logic and reason, but comment not. Consider none your superior whatever their rank or station in life. Treat all fairly, or they will seek revenge. Be careful with your money. Hold fast to your beliefs and others will listen." - Christopher Paolini

"How many more years will our educators continue to lecture us on the evils of whipping children until they bring home high grades? Year after year we listen to these fellows tell us that it is not the grade that counts but the development of the child's personality. After the lecture they go back to all the best schools and reject our children because they have C averages." - Russell Baker

"There is no right way to knit; there is no wrong way to knit. So if anybody kindly tells you that what you are doing is "wrong," don't take umbrage; they mean well. Smile submissively, and listen, keeping your disagreement on an entirely mental level. They may be right, in this particular case, and even if not, they may drop off pieces of information which will come in very handy if you file them away carefully in your brain for future reference." - Elizabeth Zimmermann

"There is no right way to knit; there is no wrong way to knit. So if anybody kindly tells you that what you are doing is wrong, don't take umbrage; they mean well. Smile submissively, and listen, keeping your disagreement on an entirely mental level. They may be right, in this particular case, and even if not, they may drop off pieces of information which will come in very handy if you file them away carefully in your brain for future reference." - Elizabeth Zimmerman

"And no one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves." - Marianne Williamson

"Americans will listen, but they do not care to read. War and Peace must wait for the leisure of retirement, which never really comes: meanwhile it helps to furnish the living room. Blockbusting fiction is bought as furniture. Unread, it maintains its value. Read, it looks like money wasted. Cunningly, Americans know that books contain a person, and they want the person, not the book." - Anthony Burgess

"The media is the only business in the world where the customer is always wrong. If you're a news consumer, if you're a customer, and you complain to them, they will tell you that you are not sophisticated enough to understand what they do, and they're tell you to go listen or watch somewhere else. They're not even really doing the news for you. They're doing news for other journalists and other people in government because that's their real audience." - Rush Limbaugh

"You can say the right thing about a product and nobody will listen. You've got to say it in such a way that people will feel it in their gut. Because if they don't feel it, nothing will happen." - William Bernbach

"You can say the right thing about a product and nobody will listen. You"ve got to say it in such a way that people will feel it in their gut. Because if they do' feel it, nothing will happen." - William Bernbach

"You can say the right thing about a product and nobody will listen. You've got to say it in such a way that people will feel it in their gut. Because if they don't feel it, nothing will happen." - William Bernbach

"I do not understand those who spend hours at the theater watching scenes between people whom they would not listen to for five minutes in real life." - Natalie Clifford Barney

"Both times I was in India, I could not get people to listen to each other. I had to literally tell people to listen to each other and tell them that they can't get creative and find alternate solutions if they don't listen to each other. There's a lot of arguing and justifying." - Stephen Covey

"If people are highly successful in their professions they lose their sense. Sight goes. They have no time to look at pictures. Sound goes. They have no time to listen to music. Speech goes. They have no time for conversation. Humanity goes. Money making becomes so important that they must work by night as well as by day. Health goes. And so competitive do they become that they will not share their work with others though they have more themselves. What then remains of a human being who has lost sight, sound, and sense of proportion? Only a cripple in a cave." - Virginia Woolf

"Listen, listen, listen." - Joe Pass

"Ask 'How will they learn best?' not 'Can they learn?'." - Jaime Escalante

"Listen - man is a child of Nature. When he turns against his mother - he's done! He may not find out about it right away, but he will." - Martha Ostenso

"Yes I can," Curran snarled. "Listen: this is me telling you what you will not do." I raised the cookbook and tapped him on the nose. Bad cat." - Ilona Andrews

"Nothing can afford a woman greater pleasure than to hear tender words of love. The strictest, most devout woman will listen even if she must not answer." - Honore De Balzac

"When you want to be close to me, listen to the music. The love is stored there and will not die." - Michael Jackson

"Mistakes will not end your business. If you are nimble and willing to listen to constructive criticism you can excel by learning and evolving." - Meridith Valiando Rojas

"A man only goes and confesses his faults to the world when his self will not acknowledge or listen to them." - Wyndham Lewis

"The cry of the poor is is not always just, but if you don't listen to it, you will never know what justice is." - Howard Zinn

"I am not much of a TV addict, and if I have a day off, and I'm pottering around at home, I will always listen to Radio 4." - Phyllis Logan

"If they exert it not for good, they will for evil; if they advance not knowledge, they will perpetuate ignorance." - Frances Wright

"I had a professor one time... He said, 'Class, you will forget almost everything I will teach you in here, so please remember this: that God spoke to Balaam through his ass, and He has been speaking through asses ever since. So, if God should choose to speak through you, you need not think too highly of yourself. And, if on meeting someone, right away you recognize what they are, listen to them anyway'." - Rich Mullins

"Your friends will need you, too, someday. Maybe not in the same way, maybe not in cash and shelter, but they'll need you - to listen without judging, to invite them over when they're lonely, to show up for their events, to register in whatever way matters to them that they matter to you. Be on the lookout for these opportunities to give back, and do whatever is in your power not to miss many of them." - Carolyn Hax

"A lot of people don't listen to the albums. They just listen to the singles." - Joe Perry

"People listen to music the way they want to listen to music." - Tori Amos

"They scream, they cry, they love, they support, they defend, they listen. My fans are everything." - Michael Jackson

"If a story is not about the hearer, he will not listen. And here I make a rule-a great and interesting story is about everyone or it will not last." - John Steinbeck

"have two A & R people who listen to songs for me all of the time. When they hear something that they think I will like, they send it to me. We usually listen to hundreds of songs before we find the right ones. It's a long process, but I believe that it's the most important in creating an album." - Jessica Andrews

"The truth isn't the truth until people believe you, and they can't believe you if they don't know what you're saying, and they can't know what you're saying if they don't listen to you, and they won't listen to you if you're not interesting, and you won't be interesting unless you say things imaginatively, originally, freshly." - William Bernbach

"The truth isn't the truth until people believe you, and they can't believe you if they don't know what your saying, and they can't know what you've saying if they don't listen to you, and they won't listen to you if you're not interesting, and you won't be interesting until you say things imaginatively, originally, freshly." - William Bernbach

"If you don't listen to your customers, someone else will." - Sam Walton

"Listen well, and you will be pronounced a "brilliant" conversationalist!" - R. Kent Hughes

"Listen to my story and everything will come out true" - Bessie Smith

"Listen, or your tongue will make you deaf." - Terri Farley

"Unless we announce disasters no one will listen." - John T. Houghton

"Live like Jesus did, and the world will listen." - Mahatma Gandhi

"A wise person will listen and take in more instruction." - Solomon

"I will listen to you, especially when we disagree." - Barack Obama

"Listen or thy tongue will keep thee deaf." - Proverbs

"You can say anything if enough people will listen." - Chuck Palahniuk

"Self, listen for moment, I will speak to you." - Martyn



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