listen quotes

I listen to jazz mainly. Mainstream jazz.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

As a writer, you have to first of all write what you want to. Listen to advice, by all means, but don't get bogged down in it.Joe Abercrombie

Traditional matter must be glorified, since it would be easier to listen to the re-creation of familiar stories than to quite new and unexpected things; the listeners, we must remember, needed poetry chiefly as the re-creation of tired hours.Lascelles Abercrombie

The most luxurious thing to me is having an hour of my day, which rarely happens, to listen to my iPod and sit on my couch. That's how I unwind.Grant Achatz

When I was growing up, you would put on a KISS record or a UFO or Aerosmith record and listen to it from the first song through the last song. It's been so long since a band has put out a record like that.Steven Adler

To mourn and bewail your ill-fortune, when you will gain a tear from those who listen, this is worth the trouble.Aeschylus

I found I wasn't asking good enough questions because I assumed I knew something. I would box them into a corner with a badly formed question, and they didn't know how to get out of it. Now, I let them take me through it step by step, and I listen.Alan Alda

I daily disconnect and read a good book or listen to a good sermon or call a friend or my mom and talk on the phone with my feet up. I also take baths with bath salts that I make myself.Kim Alexis

At this point, I don't listen to other people too much. I'm not really that affected by anyone.Mose Allison

Reading your own material aloud forces you to listen.Stephen Ambrose

People listen to music the way they want to listen to music.Tori Amos

Sometimes it seems like we're closer to our manicurists than we are our own souls. We have to find ways to get in touch with that and to listen to it and to hear it.Tori Amos

In jazz, you listen to what the bass player is doing and what the drummer is doing, what the pianist and the guitarist is doing, and then you play something that compliments that, so you are thinking simultaneously and thinking ahead.David Amram

When today's generation reads Jack's books or they listen to the music created by some of us, I believe that they see there is a different way of approaching today's life and today's sometimes seeming hopelessness that can provide answers.David Amram

When you are accompanying someone, you are listening to them the way you listen to a Bach Chorale, where four parts are going on at the same time, all of which are gorgeous melodies, all being played simultaneously.David Amram

I don't think people really do listen. We plug into music, and we have short attention spans. We tend to download individual tracks from iTunes rather than a whole album. We buy music DVDs and watch them once, and then they disappear into a drawer, or we loan them to a friend, and we never watch it again.Ian Anderson

I think I've owned all the models of iPods so far. And these days between my iPod, iPhone and my personal laptop computer, I'm someone who is very, very grateful for all the ways to listen to music and completely switch off from people around me and listen to the music in detail, which is very hard to do if you're in a room with other people.Ian Anderson

How do I respond to criticism? Critically. I listen to all criticism critically.Paul Thomas Anderson

But I don't read or listen for pleasure. I have too much else to do.Piers Anthony

I'm standing up thinking. Anybody who wants to listen is welcome. If not, I'm happy to see them go.David Antin