Keyword: Listening

Bore: A person who talks when you wish him to listen.

(1842 – 1914) author & satirist

The reason most people talk to themselves is because they’re often the only ones who will listen.

fictional mascot and cover boy of Mad, an American humor magazine

A good listener is a good talker with a sore throat.

(1928 – ) British journalist, writer & columnist

Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk.

(1926 – ) newspaper columnist

Kids, just because I don't care doesn't mean I'm not listening.

cartoon character in The Simpsons (Dan Castellaneta)

No one is listening until you make a mistake.

Everybody lies, but it doesn't matter since nobody listens.

Gentlemen, listen to me slowly.

(1879 – 1974) film producer

Tonight I’m going to listen with my ears.

(1899 – 1985) Hungarian-born conductor & violinist

When you talk to him, he looks at you and grins and grins and nods and nods and appears to be the world's best listener, until you realize he is not listening at all.

(1933 – ) television & radio host

Yeah I called her up, she gave me a bunch of crap about me not listening to her, or something, I don’t know, I wasn’t really paying attention.

(1955 – ) American actor, musician & playwright

No one is listening until you make a mistake.

If you think communication is all talking, you haven't been listening.

(1933 – ) English author & cartoonist

If the person you are talking to doesn't appear to be listening, be patient; it may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear.

fictional character from the book series by A. A. Milne

There are some experiences in life which should not be demanded twice from any man, and one of them is listening to the Brahms Requiem.

(1856 – 1950) Irish playwright & socialist

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

(1937 – 2008) stand-up comedian, social critic, actor & author

Listen or your tongue will keep you deaf.

If you lend someone an ear, don’t expect to be repaid with interest.

fictional mascot and cover boy of Mad, an American humor magazine

A man is already halfway in love with any woman who listens to him.

(1923 – 1964) Irish poet, short story writer, novelist & playwright

No one is listening until you make a mistake.

If one could only teach the English how to talk, and the Irish how to listen, society here would be quite civilized.

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet
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