A Quote by George Eliot on beginning, books, listening, and love

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 voices within. . . .

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Middlemarch, bk. 2, ch. 15, 1871.

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on life and listening

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.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on friendship and listening

Don't listen to friends when the Friend inside you says "Do this."

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

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A Quote by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche on curiosity, impatience, listening, patience, people, and thought

The patient. The pine tree seems to listen, the fir tree to wait: and both without impatience: - they give no thought to the little people beneath them devoured by their impatience and their curiosity.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

Source: The Wanderer and His Shadow, # 176.

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A Quote by Franz Kafka on choice, listening, needs, and world

You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait. Do not even wait, be quite still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.

Franz Kafka (1883 - 1924)

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A Quote by Franklin Pierce Adams on confidence and listening

Ninety-two percent of the stuff told you in confidence you couldn't get anyone else to listen to.

Franklin Pierce Adams (1881 - 1960)

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A Quote by Frank Tyger on listening

Listening to both sides of a story will convince you that there is more to a story than both sides.

Frank Tyger

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A Quote by Frank Drake on intelligence, listening, poetry, and universe

"I know perfectly well that at this moment the whole universe is listening to us," Jean Giraudoux wrote in The Madwoman of Chaillot, "and that every word we say echoes to the remotest star."That poetic paranoia is a perfect description of what the Sun, as a gravitational lens, could do for the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence.

Frank Drake (1930 -)

Source: Frank Drake & Dava Sobel, Is Anyone Out There? Dell Publishing, NY, 1994, p.232.

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A Quote by Frances Payne Adler on body and listening

Listen to what you know through your body.

Frances Payne Adler

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A Quote by Florent Schmitt on listening and music

When I don't like a piece of music, I make a point of listening to it more closely. [Attributed]

Florent Schmitt (1870 - 1958)

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