Friday, January 07, 2005

Listening Quotes and Proverbs

Listening Quotes and Proverbs

Excellent quotes! My favourites:(Of course, they are KMish)

There is no such thing as a worthless conversation, provided you know what to listen for. And questions are the breath of life for a conversation - James Nathan Miller

Every person in this life has something to teach me — and as soon as I accept that, I open myself to truly listening.

Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force...When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand. Ideas actually begin to grow within us and come to life...When we listen to people there is an alternating current, and this recharges us so that we never get tired of each other...and it is this little creative fountain inside us that begins to spring and cast up new thoughts and unexpected laughter and wisdom. ...Well, it is when people really listen to us, with quiet facinated attention, that the little fountain begins to work again, to accelerate in the most surprising way. - Brenda Ueland

Wisdom is the reward for a lifetime of listening ... when you'd have preferred to talk. - D.J. Kaufman

It is the province of knowledge to speak And it is the privilege of wisdom to listen. - Oliver Wendell Holmes

A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while he knows something. - Wilson Mizner

1 comment:

Past Expiry said...

Here's a proverb you can post on your cubical wall…
Past Expiry Cartoon *LINK*