A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while he gets to know something.
The opposite of talking isn't listening. The opposite of talking is waiting.
I saw old Autumn in the misty morn stand shadowless like silence, listening to silence.
I know that you believe that you understood what you think I said, but I am not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
One thing I've learned about people is that the easiest way to get them to like you is to shut up and let them do the talking.
—Jesse Andrews in Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Leaning against him, feeling the warmth radiate off him, listening to his breath go in and out, she knew she was exactly where she belonged.
—Cindi Madsen in All the Broken Pieces
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
What music is more enchanting than the voices of young people, when you can't hear what they say?
—Logan Pearsall Smith
Really listening and suspending one's own judgment is necessary in order to understand other people on their own terms... This is a process that requires trust and builds trust.
—Mary Field Belenky