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Throughout my career, if I have done anything, I have paid attention to every note and every word I sing - if I respect the song. If I cannot project this to a listener, I fail.
A good listener is usually thinking about something else.
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
A joke is not a thing but a process, a trick you play on the listener's mind. You start him off toward a plausible goal, and then by a sudden twist you land him nowhere at all or just where he didn't expect to go.
The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while, he knows something.
Musically, I always allow myself to jump off of cliffs. At least that's what it feels like to me. Whether that's what it actually sounds like might depend on what the listener brings to the songs.
Individual psychotherapy - that is, engaging a distressed fellow human in a disciplined conversation and human relationship - requires that the therapist have the proper temperament and philosophy of life for such work. By that I mean that the therapist must be patient, modest, and a perceptive listener, rather than a talker and advice-giver.
Flipping the dial through available radio stations there will blare out to any listener an array of broadcasts, 24/7, propagating Religious Right politics, along with what they deem to be 'old-time gospel preaching.' This is especially true of what comes over the airwaves in Bible Belt southern states.
You need to become a good listener. As you're working, you hear someone else's lines and how you absorb them becomes your acting.
Songs are about whatever you want them to be about. For me it might mean something completely different than what it means to you. So I'd say it's about whatever the listener thinks it's about.
You know, as a writer, I'm more of a listener than a writer, cuz if I hear something I will write it down.
I love to leave the interpretation of my music up to the listener. It's fun to see what they'll say it is.
My songwriting is like extending a hand to the listener.
Cause when you're sequencing a record, you want the listener to stick with it from beginning to end, and in order to do that, you really have to map out the journey from the first song to the last.
Our shows are packed with laughter and light-hearted songs to lift the listener from their everyday life. We encourage the audience to participate in any way.
I became a better listener than I ever had been as a result of playing Jean Luc Picard because it was one of the things that he does terrifically well.
No siren did ever so charm the ear of the listener as the listening ear has charmed the soul of the siren.
My father was a jazz listener, and I think, at least before I was 5, I was not so into that. Although there were records that emphasized percussion that I liked, like Baby Dodds.
The video forum for me has been a source of great consternation because once you start projecting a look to a song, it robs the listener of their ability to adopt that song and make the lyric their own.
Lyrically I like to use themes that make the listener use his or her imagination, and to give a little of the lessons I've learned in my own life.
Ronnie James Dio
It gives the listener a good workout, to listen to the music, the same as it does us to play it.
I like to think I'm a listener, and I'm fascinated by observing people - I suppose you just lock that in.
You know, I just don't believe that art is supposed to make sense. I really don't think it's supposed to be analyzed to death. It's left to the listener or looker to get what they can get from it.
But really important, perhaps most important is the craft; how you make your record, the creation of these sonic worlds you want your listener to hear.
My mother was a listener. I'm a talker. I'm very comfortable talking.
The casual listener won't be around forever.
I think in some ways, it can do a listener a disservice to explain a song. I think I'd rather leave a little room for people to put themselves in it.
Composers, like authors, have a lot in common. Our main goal is to connect with the listener emotionally.
If a listener nods his head when you're explaining your program, wake him up.
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