Listening Quotes

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

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

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

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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

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

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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

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Growing up in a house where there was a lot of different musical influences - my mom listens to soul stuff and Top 40, my sisters would listen to hip-hop - and the church, I grew up listening to a lot of gospel stuff. So I think that plays a role in how I make music now because my music has a lot of range. I don't just do one thing. Anderson Paak

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When I heard Billie Holiday's voice, Nina Simone's and Ella Fitzgerald's - there was something about their voices to me that was such a different texture than what I was used to listening to at the time. Hearing those jazz voices were so different, and I think I just gravitated toward it. Andra Day

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What is certain is that singing is not merely modulating a song by means of the voice: we sing and we celebrate the beauty that we can grow and live every day. If you want to sing and give emotions to those who are listening, you must have something to tell through your singing; you have to use singing like an instrument to tell something. Andrea Bocelli

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

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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

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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

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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

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Frank Sinatra was a great singer, but my favourite is Sammy Davis Jr. He had incredible versatility in his voice, often doing impressions of people. It's always going to be classic, and you'll never get bored listening. Anton du Beke

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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

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As athletes, we love to say, 'Just one more; I'm going to figure it out on this next one.' It's tough to pull back the reins and do what is smart physically, listening to your body and always ending a workout or session feeling like I could have done more. Ashton Eaton

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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

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I grew up on Bach and Beethoven, and now I'm listening to more modern composers who I can't even name. But since I'm constantly doing music, it's difficult to have that quality time to listen to music and do classical stuff. A. R. Rahman

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I really like listening to music in my car. Aaron Neville

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

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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

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Parents become very good at not hearing the explicit words and listening instead to what the child means but doesn't yet know how to say: 'I'm lonely, in pain, frightened' - distress which then unfairly comes out as an attack on the safest, kindest, most reliable thing in the child's world: the parent. Alain de Botton

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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

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Way back in the day, when I first started and had delusions of adequacy as a cartoonist, I would listen to music. When I switched to a career as a writer, I would try to listen to music, but if the songs had lyrics they would get in the way of the words I was trying to write. So I switched to listening to purely instrumental pieces. Alan Moore

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

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