— Oprah Winfrey American businesswoman, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist 1954
„Shh. Listen to the sounds that surround you.“
— Pete Seeger, Context: Shh. Listen to the sounds that surround you. Notice the pitches, the volume, the timbre, the many lines of counterpoint. As light taught Monet to paint, the earth may be teaching you music.
„If in life we are surrounded by death, then in the health of our intellect we are surrounded by madness.“
— Ludwig Wittgenstein Austrian-British philosopher 1889 - 1951
„If you intend to create something that people will observe and listen to, you've got to listen to them first.“
— Marilyn Manson American rock musician and actor 1969
— Mary Oliver American writer 1935
Context: So every day I was surrounded by the beautiful crying forth of the ideas of God, one of which was you. "So every day"
— Doreen Virtue, Angel Words: Visual Evidence of How Words Can Be Angels in Your Life
„Change happens by listening and then starting a dialogue with the people who are doing something you don't believe is right.“
— Jane Goodall British primatologist, ethologist, and anthropologist 1934
Reported in Yolanda Brooks, Do Animals Have Rights? (2008), p. 23
„If you wind up with a boring, miserable life because you listened to your mom, your dad, your teacher, your priest, or some guy on TV telling you how to do your shit, then YOU DESERVE IT.“
— Frank Zappa American musician, songwriter, composer, and record and film producer 1940 - 1993
„Listen, if you guys wanna move around a bit and shake your asses, it's okay. It's okay by us. You can take all your clothes off if you like, too. It doesn't matter... Fuck off! [laughs]“
— Freddie Mercury British singer, songwriter and record producer 1946 - 1991
During a concert in Montreal, Canada, (24 or 25 November 1981), first released as videotape We Will Rock You (1984) http://www.ultimatequeen.co.uk/Videos/wewillrock.htm, and later on DVD as Queen Rock Montreal (2007).
„Listen intently to a voice singing without words. It may charm you into crying, force you to dance, fill you with rage, or make you jump for joy. You can't tell where the music ends and the emotions begin, for the whole thing is a kind of music—the voice playing on your nerves as the breath plays on a flute. All experience is just that, except that its music has many more dimensions than sound. It vibrates in the dimensions of sight, touch, taste, and smell, and in the intellectual dimension of symbols and words—all evoking and playing upon each other.“
— Alan Watts British philosopher, writer and speaker 1915 - 1973
— Green Day, By Green Day American Idiot (Tab) [Paperback]