Author : A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Total Quotes : 653
Doing Going

Don't underestimate the value of doing nothing, of just going along, listening to all the thing you can't hear, and not bothering.

- A. A. Milne

Bed Caught

I'm a bit of an insomniac. I go to bed at 5am because I get caught up in watching TV or listening to music at night.

- A. J. McLean

Lynyrd Skynyrd

I'm the kind of guy who grew up listening to Three Dog Night and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

- A. J. McLean

Music Like

I really like listening to music in my car.

- Aaron Neville

Grandmother Used

I started listening to gospel when I was a little boy and my grandmother used to rock me on her lap.

- Aaron Neville

Mind Remember

I really enjoy listening to stories. I remember them and keep them in my mind.

- Abbas Kiarostami

Left Honour

What honour have we got left, when nobody is listening to us?

- Abu Bakar Bashir

Like Psychedelic

I'm into heavy duty, psychedelic, foreign music. That's what I like listening to.

- Action Bronson

Everyone Will

Everyone is trying to make these huge songs; I just make things that I want to listen to. Music that I will be comfortable listening to 10 years from now, that's my only thing.

- Action Bronson

Change Ear

Anything that catches my ear, I'm into. Things that are different, that change what you're listening to.

- Action Bronson

Feels Billy

Billy Joel is an incredible musician. He just feels like one of the guys, you know. I grew up listening to his music.

- Action Bronson

Worry My Own

I worry that I can come off smarmy. I wonder if I was listening to myself if I'd want to kick my own ass.

- Adam Brody

Like Going

I'm a huge hip hop fan going way back, like, back to '83. I had my Gemini mixer listening to Run-DMC and Kurtis Blow.

- Adam McKay

Learning Always

Always be listening and learning.

- Adena Friedman

Like Couple

I studied psychology for a couple of years as a personal hobby, so you start learning about people and listening to your intuition, like when you you're feeling that people are not being entirely straight with you.

- Afrojack

Song Like

When you're walking down the street or in the car just listening to the radio, and you're, like, 'Oh, that's my song.' You want to say, 'Hey Mom!' That never changes.

- Afrojack

Will Still

Fifty years from now, people will still be listening to Led Zeppelin. They won't even remember me.

- Ahmet Ertegun

Reaction Which

I have a 6-year-old, and his thing is to turn on Radio Disney in the car, and I get such an allergic reaction to listening to that music and the context into which it falls. I'm really working on him about that.

- Aimee Mann

Kid Knew

I knew from the age of four that I wanted to preach. I didn't even consider it strange that grown people were listening to this kid preaching until I was around thirteen. I have never believed in limitations.

- Al Sharpton

Person Other

Listening is being able to be changed by the other person.

- Alan Alda

Hours Very

Since I am me, I find it very difficult to judge how fascinating listening to my nasal, heavily-accented drone for two hours would be to somebody who wasn't me.

- Alan Moore

Actor Intensity

All I want to see from an actor is the intensity and accuracy of their listening.

- Alan Rickman

Some Been

Lately I've been listening to some classical music again, some jazz.

- Alan Vega

John Coltrane

John Coltrane - I've been listening to the 'Trane again. It blows you away, because I know more now and I hear more now and I had a life that I've lived!

- Alan Vega

Like Aretha

As a kid, I was listening to Aretha Franklin, Etta James and hip-hop as well as music my parents were listening to, like Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen.

- Alanis Morissette

Six Criticizing

I wrote several articles criticizing psychoanalysis, but the analysts weren't listening to my objections. So I finally quit after practicing it for six years.

- Albert Ellis

Black Just Be

When I talk, it shouldn't just be black girls listening.

- Alek Wek

Voice Always

I always told myself that if I was going to be given a voice, I might as well say something worth listening to and not something that's just going to feed people stupidity.

- Alessia Cara

Became Messing

The more I got into playing guitar, the more I enjoyed music, and the broader my listening became. The instrument itself became important to me, and I started messing around with classical guitar and took classical lessons.

- Alex Lifeson

Like Before

The head-banging music gives me a headache. Katy Perry is fun, Rihanna, old-school '90s hip-hop. Salt-N-Pepa. I like listening to that. Get the nerves out before the games.

- Alex Morgan

Doing Sometimes

Sometimes people come out of school right now and they immediately want a job doing something. And there's nothing wrong with just listening and learning and watching.

- Alexandra Kotur

Say Several

Much unhappiness comes from walking alone. When there are several, it's somewhat different. I must get into the habit of listening to others, for what the others say concerns me, too.

- Alfred Doblin

Everybody Lewis

Babyface is one of the top songwriters in the world ever, and Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis have worked with everybody that I grew up listening to.

- Algee Smith

Rock Star Star

If you're listening to a rock star in order to get your information on who to vote for, you're a bigger moron than they are.

- Alice Cooper

Education Which

Learning is a result of listening, which in turn leads to even better listening and attentiveness to the other person. In other words, to learn from the child, we must have empathy, and empathy grows as we learn.

- Alice Miller

Never Input

I have never been shy about listening to the input of others and weighing it seriously.

- Alice Sebold

Thought Soul

When I was in school, I really thought about soul a lot. I was listening a lot to Bjork and to the Commodores. I really wanted to know how they felt. And especially with Bjork, the music there told me wow, that's really her soul there.

- Alice Smith

Like Very

Food culture is like listening to the Beatles - it's international, it's very positive, it's inventive and creative.

- Alice Waters

Never Actually

I promised myself that I'd never actually admit to listening to 'New Kids on the Block.'

- Alicia Keys

Love Rain

That's what I love. Not being interrupted, sitting in a car by myself and listening to music in the rain. There are so many great songs yet to sing.

- Alison Krauss

Want Like

I find the songs I want to record by listening to as much music as I can. 'When I hear things I really like, I ask the writers to send me a tape of everything they've ever written.

- Alison Krauss

Lean Britain

People in America, when listening to radio, like to lean forward. People in Britain like to lean back.

- Alistair Cooke

Been BBC

I have been listening to sport and watching sport on the BBC since I was a tiny boy.

- Allan McNish

Play Big

It was by listening to Goodman's band, that I began to notice the guitarist Charlie Christian, who was one of the first musicians to play solos in a big band set-up.

- Alvin Lee

Records Benny

I started off playing the clarinet, after I was inspired by listening to my dad's Benny Goodman records.

- Alvin Lee

Love Obsessed

I would love to do something with space. I'm obsessed with it. I just can't stop reading about it or watching videos about it or listening to TED Talks about it.

- Alycia Debnam-Carey

Nation Like

Just like you can't cure a patient without listening to what he's feeling, you can't cure a nation without hearing what the people are really asking for.

- Ami Bera

Doctor Learned

As a doctor, I've learned the importance and value of listening.

- Ami Bera

Myself Song

How we absorb music is unique. I know what I do. When I'm listening to music, I tend to find myself in a song. That's what really makes you connect is if you feel what that song is saying.

- Amy Grant

Journey Always

My father loved music. He loved Motown and R&B, and my mother loved Journey and Fleetwood Mac, so they were always listening to it and playing it.

- Andra Day

Dealing Stories

Listening to the stories told in jazz music and how those artists expressed their truths about the times and what they were dealing with is what struck me the most.

- Andra Day

Love Social

For me the march was a labor - a labor of love - but I was busy handing out flyers for the National Association of Black Social Workers, so I really wasn't standing in the crowd listening and observing. I was busy.

- Andre Braugher

Best Way

And I thought that was the best way for me to participate, because standing in the crowd and listening is a fantastic education, but it's not my nature. I need to be involved. So I did that instead.

- Andre Braugher

Which Historic

To the humblest among them, who may be listening to me now, I want to say that the masterpiece to which you are paying historic homage this evening is a painting which he has saved.

- Andre Malraux

Opera Operas

My real passion is for opera. It was born and developed by listening to records, and my dream as a child was to record entire operas when I grew up, and this dream came true.

- Andrea Bocelli

Love Song

A love song must respect the canons of music beauty, entering the fibers of those who are listening. It must make them dream and pleasantly introduce them to the universe of love.

- Andrea Bocelli

Given Everybody

More people are listening to opera, and I'm happy - everybody must be given that opportunity.

- Andrea Bocelli

Emotions Give

In singing, you cannot 'cheat' if you want to give emotions to those who are listening. You must have something to tell.

- Andrea Bocelli

Town Delivering

When I started to work in Hollywood at a fairly low level delivering scripts around town, listening to AM talk radio, I at first listened to it as a novelty.

- Andrew Breitbart

Love Fantasy

What started it all was the Kanye album, 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.' We started listening to that and just fell in love with it, fell in love with his production style.

- Andrew Dost

Bride Always

We know that listening to Black Veil Brides, wearing Black Veil Bride shirts, or being in Black Veil Brides isn't always the most popular thing in the world.

- Andy Biersack

Need Songs

We all need songs that bring out our inner swagger just listening to it.

- Andy Grammer

Proving Album

Album 1 is proving that you're worth listening to, album 2 is proving that it wasn't a fluke, and album 3 is the most authentic thing I've ever done.

- Andy Grammer


What I wanted was for everyone listening to understand that these things mattered - not necessarily for me, but in this particular forum they mattered in terms of whether of not we were getting a person who should sit on the Supreme Court.

- Anita Hill

Born I Was Born

I was born during the Depression in a little community just outside Waco, and I grew up listening to Franklin Roosevelt on the radio.

- Ann Richards

Work Very

Listening is not just hearing what someone tells you word for word. You have to listen with a heart. I don't want that to sound touchy-feely; it is not. It is very hard work.

- Anna Deavere Smith

Waiting Very

Applause, it's very nice, of course. But when you're giving, and creating, and then there is the silence of everyone sitting there, listening, waiting, that is great.

- Anna Netrebko

Been Telling

There's something to be learned by listening and absorbing and watching before you start telling the people who have been there how to rearrange chairs.

- Anne Northup


Watching television in those days was not the same experience as it is today. After years of listening to radio, we found the black-and-white images mesmerizing.

- Annette Funicello

Deep Empathy

Only an intervention by women around the world, with their innate knowledge of interdependency, deep listening, empathy and self-sacrifice, could possibly alter our species' desperate course.

- Anohni

Love Always

I got a job as soon as I graduated from school. I always wanted to bartend because I love listening to people and how awful their lives are.

- Anthony Mackie

Work Very

Well, Babyface brings his savoir faire to every project. He's a very easy producer to work with, very detailed in listening to everything.

- Aretha Franklin

Doing Certainly

I loved going to church. I enjoyed being a part of the choir and just doing things in and around the church. But as a young girl, I certainly enjoyed watching and listening to my dad.

- Aretha Franklin

Love Tapes

I love listening to music on holiday, and back in the old days, I used to travel with cassette tapes and a boombox.

- Art Malik

Doing Think

The easiest bit is when you're talking. It's listening that is so difficult. If you get out any Spencer Tracy film, you think, 'Wow, he's doing nothing, yet he's doing everything.'

- Art Malik

Behind Miserable

Listening to Chris Moyles on Radio 1 is the most miserable thing any human being can do, but attending awards ceremonies isn't far behind.

- Arthur Smith

Play Period

Then the early punk rock period with Television and the Ramones. That's what I loved- that's what I was listening to immediately prior to when I started to play.

- Arto Lindsay

Honour Asked

I've grown up listening to Gorillaz, so for me to, like, be asked to be on the album is an honour.

- Ashley Thomas

Expression Some

Some say because music is as much about personal expression as listening pleasure, sharing is integral to why songs have value in the first place.

- Charles Duhigg

Play Rather

I would rather do a play because it's instantaneous. You go on the stage, and you know whether it's happening or not. Somebody asked me 'What is acting?' And I said, 'Acting is listening.' And if you ain't listening, nobody's listening.

- Charles Durning

Music Give

If I had to give up reading or give up listening to music, I suspect I'd stick with the music.

- Charles Frazier

Fact Some

In fact, I had to make an enormous adjustment to this, not only in listening to it but in playing with it. It's a full sound. In some instances, you must have the volume to get the effect.

- Chico Hamilton

Some Here

Some people think its just fun and games and others don't know how much I pushed to get here. They have to be in my shoes, but by listening to my music they can find out.

- Chingy

Other Grew

I grew up listening to so much different pop and stuff other than just aggressive music.

- Chino Moreno

Other Sounds

I was listening to the first record the other day, and it sounds remarkably contemporary.

- Chris Bailey


Storytelling is about listening in any media.

- Chris Vance

Song Which

When I hear myself singing, I hear Iggy Pop and Jimi Hendrix. There's a conversational thing going on. I suppose it depends on which The Pretenders song you're listening to.

- Chrissie Hynde

Think Gauge

I think you can really gauge my state of mind by listening to my albums.

- Christina Aguilera

Artist About

Target is one of the best at really listening to the artist and understanding what they are about.

- Christina Aguilera

Practice Doing

That's my fun time so, to me, doing my homework, studying on what I do, watching the movies, listening to music, all that inspires me so I focus a lot on that and practice.

- Christina Milian

Memory Song

Yes, my first memory of singing, in general, was of a Christmas song. And then listening to Christmas music was really the first music I was ever connected to.

- Christina Perri

Big Big Part

My earliest memories as a child are listening to Beatles records, and they are a big part of how I've learned to write pop songs.

- Christina Perri

Need Give

My approach with actors is to try and give them whatever it is they need from me. Direction to me is about listening and responding and realizing how much they need to know from me and how much they have figured out for themselves, really.

- Christopher Nolan

Music I Write

I write music people enjoy playing and listening to, and I have a group that loves playing the music.

- Chuck Mangione

Been Figure

What I have to do now is figure where my passion is, and follow my heart; I've proven that if I have the passion for something then I can succeed. I haven't been listening to my heart in the last little while.

- Clara Hughes

Joy Nothing

There is nothing greater than the joy of composing something oneself and then listening to it.

- Clara Schumann

Nothing Middle

It is in the middle of misery that so much becomes clear. The one who says nothing good comes of this is not yet listening.

- Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Curious Always

I'm always curious about anyone who has enough passion to go onstage and say, 'This is what I'm really passionate about.' It's always worth listening to.

- Clemence Poesy

Mind Rest

In 'Changeling,' I tried to show something you'd never see nowadays - a kid sitting and looking at the radio. Just sitting in front of the radio and listening. Your mind does the rest.

- Clint Eastwood

Play Over

My mother knew how to read music and everything. But I just kinda learned off of records. And so, I was listening to records and I'd play 'em over and over.

- Clint Eastwood