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You can't fake listening. It shows.
With improv, it's a combination of listening and not trying to be funny.
I love going to coffee shops and just sitting and listening.
Diverting the internal traffic between the Writer as Angel of Light and the Writer as Hustler is that scribbling child in a grown-up body wondering if anybody is listening.
My father was a trained accountant, a BCom from Sydenham College and a self-taught violinist. In the 1920s, when he was in his teens, he heard a great violinist, Jascha Heifetz, and he was so inspired listening to him that he bought himself a violin, and with a little help from an Italian teacher, he learned to play it.
When I was very small, the electricity was turned off because we didn't pay the bill. I remember sitting by the oil lamp listening to my mother playing 'Careless Love' on the piano.
But a lot of the old fans are listening to a lot of the younger music. So I gotta keep moving forward, and they'll move forward too.
What people are tired of, the people who agree with me, what they're tired of is listening to that sound, the sound of the people who've given up.
Our children are angry. The profanity is out in the street. It's on the buses and in the subway. Our children are trying to tell us something, and we are not listening.
I really understood a lot more about comedy after listening to Bill Hicks, who died at 32 years old. He's probably the best comedian who ever lived. Although you can't say that because of Carlin, Cosby and Pryor.
There are two good rules which ought to be written on every heart - never to believe anything bad about anybody unless you positively know it to be true; never to tell even that unless you feel that it is absolutely necessary, and that God is listening.
Henry Van Dyke
One advantage of talking to yourself is that you know at least somebody's listening.
Franklin P. Jones
No, it's not a very good story - its author was too busy listening to other voices to listen as closely as he should have to the one coming from inside.
When I watch professional football, I love listening to John Madden because I know he knows what he's talking about. He's been both down in the trenches and in front of the bench as a coach. He knows the game.
Listening to and understanding our inner sufferings will resolve most of the problems we encounter.
Thich Nhat Hanh
It's only through listening that you learn, and I never want to stop learning.
I'd rather spend my time looking at the sky than listening to Whitney Houston.
Listening is being able to be changed by the other person.
Listening to medical facts was not enough. People wanted one hundred percent guarantees.
I get so tired listening to one million dollars here, one million dollars there, it's so petty.
Records were vitally important to the development of music and of all music cultures. With that being pushed by the wayside, I can't see an iPod uniting us. In fact it separates us, the streets are full of people bumping into lamp posts, listening to their own little universe, and there's no sharing in that.
Reading is more of a left-brain process, and listening to music is a right-brain function.
Maynard James Keenan
You need to listen to your body because your body is listening to you.
My horizon on humanity is enlarged by reading the writers of poems, seeing a painting, listening to some music, some opera, which has nothing at all to do with a volatile human condition or struggle or whatever. It enriches me as a human being.
In the '50s, listening to Elvis and others on the radio in Bombay - it didn't feel alien. Noises made by a truck driver from Tupelo, Mississippi, seemed relevant to a middle-class kid growing up on the other side of the world. That has always fascinated me.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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