Keyword: Listening

The opposite of talking isn't listening; the opposite of talking is waiting.

(1950 – ) writer & humorist

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

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

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

The only way to entertain some folks is to listen to them.

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

(1933 – ) English author & cartoonist

The older I grow the more I listen to people who don’t talk much.

No one is listening until you make a mistake.

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

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

No one is listening until you make a mistake.

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

No man ever listened himself out of a job.

(1872 – 1933) 30th U.S. president

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

cartoon character in The Simpsons (Dan Castellaneta)

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

(1928 – ) British journalist, writer & columnist

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

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

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

Tonight I’m going to listen with my ears.

(1899 – 1985) Hungarian-born conductor & violinist

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

The only way to entertain some folks is to listen to them.

(1868 – 1930) cartoonist, humorist & journalist

Listen or your tongue will keep you deaf.