listening

A Quote by Ayn Rand on chaos, concern, desires, effort, failure, honesty, learning, listening, motives, order, rules, soul, understanding, and world

I am speaking to those among you who have retained some sovereign shred of their soul, unsold and unstamped: '- to the order of others'. If, in the chaos of the motives that have made you listen to the radio tonight, there was an honest, rational desire to learn what is wrong with the world, you are the man whom I wished to address. By the rules and terms of my code, one owes a rational statement to those whom it does concern and who are making an effort to know. Those who are making an effort to fail to understand me, are not a concern of mine.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: (Atlas 981)

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A Quote by Augusta Joyce Crocheron on angels, darkness, earth, effort, emptiness, fear, humility, influence, life, listening, men, motherhood, prayer, and soul

Thoughts Within As some poor laborer's sightless babe Wakes from its pallet on the floor In fear, to find itself alone, And gropes the open door to find; Reaching anon the empty air To clutch; seeking something to grasp To aid it in its search; and then, Wearying in its efforts vain, It lifts its plaintive, grieving wail; Then pauses, listening softly for Its mother's answering voice; so I Kneel down before Thine unseen throne- So I call to Thee in my prayer Earnest and deep, yet humble too; And listen with that inner ear Far in the soul's remotest depth. Not for Thy voice to sweep to earth Answering to my human cry, As angels in the old times did, When men were truly, purely Thine; But for an influence, sweet and still, To lead my groping soul aright. As though I, clinging to some hand, Across a torrent spanned but by A slender tree's decaying trunk, Looking not to the shore beyond, Nor turning, though the pine tree shriek And wave her arms, and writhe in the grasp Of the dark storm-fiend, strong in his wrath- Nor on the current swift beneath, Lest I should, swooning, fall and sink: But only where my steps should be. So will I, clinging, follow Thee Across life's deep, unmindful of The strife below,

Augusta Joyce Crocheron (1844 - 1915)

Source: a collection of poems, Wild Flowers of Deseret

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A Quote by Athenodorus on god, listening, and men

Live with men as if God saw you, and talk to God as if men were listening.

Athenodorus

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A Quote by Anthony J. D'Angelo on intuition, listening, and needs

Listen to your intuition. It will tell you everything you need to know.

Anthony D'Angelo

Source: The College Blue Book

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A Quote by Anthony Burgess on fiction, leisure, life, listening, peace, retirement, and war

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.

Anthony Burgess (1917 - 1994)

Source: You've Had Your Time, ch. 2, 1990.

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A Quote by Andrew V. Mason, MD on listening

Sainthood emerges when you can listen to someone's tale of woe and not respond with a description of your own.

Andrew V. Mason

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A Quote by André Kostelanetz on listening and quiet

Everybody should have his personal sounds to listen for-sounds that will make him exhilarated and alive or quiet and calm.

Andre Kostelanetz (1901 - 1980)

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on good, heaven, and listening

Heaven, n. A place where the wicked cease from troubling you with talk of their personal affairs, and the good listen with attention while you expound your own.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on boredom, listening, and wishes

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

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Alfred Brendel on listening and silence

The word 'listen' contains the same letters as the word 'silent.'

Alfred Brendel

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