Quotes and Sayings about Hearing



"I'm not really religious but very spiritual. I give money to this company that manufactures hearing aids on a regular basis. More people should really hear me sing. I have a gift from God."
- Christina Aguilera
(Related: Money, God, People, Company, Hearing, Religious, Spiritual)

"Well, there are certain words and emotions I don't want kids hearing, and I'm not changing because they think it's going to sell better. This is going to sound horrible, but I got 12 million votes doing what I did."
- Clay Aiken
(Related: Emotions, Hearing, Kids, Sound, Want, Words)

"Hearing the word is the devout receiving of the will of God."
- William Ames
(Related: God, Hearing, Will, Word)

"From faith, hope, and love, the virtues of religion referring to God, there arises a double act which bears on the spiritual communion exercised between God and us; the hearing of the word and prayer."
- William Ames
(Related: Religion, Faith, Love, God, Hope, Act, Hearing, Prayer, Spiritual, Word)

"Joe McCarthy and his Senate hearings were like witch-hunts."
- Desi Arnaz
(Related: Senate)

"It is my hope that during my brief passage through this universe, that I may share with you the joy of hearing the music of the stars... knowing that the composer was from a distant place and the songs were written eons ago, which now fall gently on this place for all to hear."
- Richard H. Baker
(Related: Music, Hope, Hearing, Joy, May, Now, Songs, Stars, Universe)

"A platitude is simply a truth repeated till people get tired of hearing it."
- Stanley Baldwin
(Related: Truth, People, Hearing)

"Many young Japanese were hearing for the first time the words of Native people from the West."
- Dennis Banks
(Related: Time, People, First, Hearing, Words)

"The site of hearing was now known to be in the cochlea."
- Robert Barany
(Related: Hearing, Now)

"As a member of the House Select Committee on Intelligence, I will be participating in several hearings on the startling revelations contained in the report."
- Charles Foster Bass
(Related: Intelligence, Committee, Will)

"Nothing is going to improve my hearing. I've only got to prevent it from getting worse."
- Stephanie Beacham
(Related: Hearing, Nothing)

"And therefore we must seek dialogue in this networked world. We must ask which voice was actually attempting to make itself heard and saw no other possibility of gaining a hearing. To that extent, for a while this also represented a forced opening of a cosmopolitan view."
- Ulrich Beck
(Related: Possibility, Hearing, Voice, World)

"I remember hearing someone say that good acting is more about taking off a mask than putting one on, and in movie acting, certainly that's true. With the camera so close, you can see right down into your soul, hopefully. So being able to do that in a way is terrifying, and in another way, truly liberating. And I like that about it."
- Annette Bening
(Related: Soul, Acting, Being, Hearing, Right)

"I had given up the guitar between '75 and '78. I completely lost interest. I was sick of hearing other guitar players and I was tired of my tunes."
- Ritchie Blackmore
(Related: Guitar, Hearing, Interest)

"I'm definitely going to miss hearing the sound of that gun."
- Bonnie Blair
(Related: Hearing, Sound)

"I was blown away by the control and the range that I was hearing. I'm listening to Pavarotti and thinking, What the hell have I been doing with my voice all these years?"
- Michael Bolton
(Related: Control, Hearing, Hell, Listening, Thinking, Voice, Years)

"Tonight, you are hearing from the Democratic women of the Senate... We stand together on so many issues: economic prosperity, quality education for all, protecting a woman's right to choose."
- Barbara Boxer
(Related: Education, Women, Quality, Hearing, Prosperity, Right, Senate, Woman)

"I was always hearing that I was pale and thin and small."
- Georg Brandes
(Related: Hearing)

"Cinema, radio, television, magazines are a school of inattention: people look without seeing, listen in without hearing."
- Robert Bresson
(Related: People, Cinema, Hearing, School, Television)

"And when I've been away from my family and friends, I have felt good hearing some of those old songs."
- Beau Bridges
(Related: Family, Friends, Hearing, Old, Songs)

"Certain songs by hearing the rhythm, it tells you that is either a love song or you might be heartbroken or the songs give you the vibes and you just know that certain songs are militant that you have to write."
- Dennis Brown
(Related: Love, Hearing, Song, Songs)

"The importance and influence of books on me has been cumulative: the result of hearing and reading lots of stories about interesting people and places."
- Louise Brown
(Related: People, Books, Hearing, Importance, Influence, Reading, Result)

"If I was hearing something I couldn't do, I would figure out how to do it."
- Bill Bruford
(Related: Hearing)

"Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views."
- William F. Buckley, Jr.
(Related: Hearing, Liberals, Want)

"It is indeed an odd business that it has taken this Court nearly two centuries to "discover" a constitutional mandate to have counsel at a preliminary hearing."
- Warren E. Burger
(Related: Business, Court, Hearing)

"Using a first-person narrator is simply a matter of hearing the voice inside yourself."
- James Lee Burke
(Related: First, Hearing, Voice)

"When I was in pre-production for Trees Lounge, I was hearing the cinematographer talking with the production designer about colours and this and that, and feeling like I was losing control."
- Steve Buscemi
(Related: Control, Feeling, Hearing, Losing, Production, Talking, Trees)

"Fear is static that prevents me from hearing myself."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Fear, Hearing)

"People in general are equally horrified at hearing the Christian religion doubted, and at seeing it practiced."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Religion, People, Christian, Hearing)

"As I discovered, even the governor of a major state who holds pro-life views can be denied a hearing at his party's convention without the national media protesting it."
- Robert Casey
(Related: Hearing, Media, Party, State)

"For I, hearing my Lord's estate amongst many more estates was to be sold, and that the wives of the owners should have an allowance therefrom, it gave me hopes I should receive a benefit thereby."
- Margaret Cavendish
(Related: Hearing, Wives)

"The thing I try to do the most is to play in terms of the song and play in terms of what I'm hearing."
- Jimmy Chamberlin
(Related: Hearing, Play, Song)

"Congress seems drugged and inert most of the time... its idea of meeting a problem is to hold hearings or, in extreme cases, to appoint a commission."
- Shirley Chisholm
(Related: Time, Idea, Congress, Extreme, Meeting)

"It's all a matter of hearing what I like and seeing if I can make it fit into my style."
- Joe Cocker
(Related: Hearing, Style)

"The fact that this is getting released, and people are just now hearing it, kind of tickles me. This is just awesome that the media is excited to talk to me and find out what's happening."
- Jessi Colter
(Related: People, Fact, Hearing, Media, Now, Talk)

"I appreciate an audience that reacts to the music, even if they jump on stage and try to beat us up, I think that's a fantastic reaction. I think that they're really hearing something then."
- Alice Cooper
(Related: Music, Hearing)

"We provided complete protection to witnesses - right of attorney, right of record, right to cross-examine, and open hearing if they desired. Only Mr. Lane asked for an open hearing."
- John Sherman Cooper
(Related: Hearing, Open, Protection, Right)

"Acting is a win-win situation. There is no risk involved. That's why I get tired of hearing actors who try to make out that there's a downside to it. Fame is an odd thing. It bugs you a little bit, but it's really not bad."
- John Corbett
(Related: Acting, Actors, Bugs, Fame, Hearing, Risk)

"The letters were universally complimentary, and we designers loved hearing that our games were being enjoyed, but if they weren't sending us a picture of their screens most of those writers would have spent their time playing the game rather than writing letters."
- David Crane
(Related: Time, Being, Games, Hearing, Letters, Writers, Writing)

"I was the first spokesperson for the Better Hearing Institute in Washington. And that's the message we tried to send out - there is hearing help out there, and the technology and options are amazing."
- Norm Crosby
(Related: Technology, First, Hearing, Help, Options, Washington)

"Money and corruption are ruining the land, crooked politicians betray the working man, pocketing the profits and treating us like sheep, and we're tired of hearing promises that we know they'll never keep."
- Ray Davies
(Related: Money, Corruption, Hearing, Land, Man, Politicians, Promises, Sheep)

"It's always been a gift with me, hearing music the way I do. I don't know where it comes from, it's just there and I don't question it."
- Miles Davis
(Related: Music, Hearing, Question)

"There are lines that I know are going to get a belly laugh, but after a few shows I get sick of hearing myself say them so I drop them."
- Sammy Davis, Jr.
(Related: Hearing)

"Sober up, and you see and hear everything you'd been able to avoid hearing before."
- Sammy Davis, Jr.
(Related: Hearing)

"The relation between a poet and audience is really insignificant. What matters is the poet is hearing something that he is broadcasting. And whether there is anybody with a receiver isn't the reason he does it. He hopes there is somebody receiving it."
- Peter Davison
(Related: Hearing, Reason)

"Bishop Frederick Henry of Calgary is facing at least two official objections to his public statements along with expensive hearings before the Alberta Human Rights Commission for expressing his biblical views on same sex marriage."
- Stockwell Day
(Related: Marriage, Sex, Rights, Human rights, Public)

"I only hear my own voice. When you start hearing other voices, then it's time to worry."
- Matt Dillon
(Related: Time, Hearing, Voice, Worry)

"The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't said."
- Peter Drucker
(Related: Communication, Hearing)

"What's important for me is to communicate the vision that I have in sound with the audience that's hearing it."
- John Eaton
(Related: Vision, Hearing, Sound)

"If Hollywood stars speak out, so do all sorts of other people. Now Hollywood stars can get a better hearing."
- Roger Ebert
(Related: People, Hearing, Hollywood, Now, Stars)

"I'm used to hearing myself. My own voice."
- Billy Eckstine
(Related: Hearing, Voice)

"And I have been campaigning for the past three months trying to get the Senate Judiciary Committee that has the oversight authority and responsibility to start its own public hearings."
- Sibel Edmonds
(Related: Authority, Committee, Months, Past, Public, Responsibility, Senate, Trying)

"Information comes through to me in 3 basic ways seen, hearing, and feeling the energy of the person that's crossed over. In which it is a symbolic type of language."
- John Edward
(Related: Energy, Feeling, Hearing, Information, Language)

"The process of receiving information for me is seeing, hearing, and feeling their energy in my frame of reference. That doesn't mean I see the individual, unfortunately."
- John Edward
(Related: Energy, Feeling, Hearing, Information)

"Look, I don't have a Facebook page because I have little interest in hearing myself talk about myself any further than I already do in interviews or putting any more about myself online than there already is. But if I wasn't in this position, I'm sure I would use it every day."
- Jesse Eisenberg
(Related: Day, Hearing, Interest, Talk)

"If we had a keen vision of all that is ordinary in human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow or the squirrel's heart beat, and we should die of that roar which is the other side of silence."
- George Eliot
(Related: Life, Heart, Vision, Hearing, Silence)

"The sanitary and mechanical age we are now entering makes up for the mercy it grants to our sense of smell by the ferocity with which it assails our sense of hearing."
- Havelock Ellis
(Related: Age, Hearing, Mercy, Now, Sense)

"Happy is the hearing man; unhappy the speaking man."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Hearing, Man)

"I liked tap, because I liked hearing the results of my movements."
- Suzanne Farrell
(Related: Hearing, Results)

"It evolved from my experience in the fifties, growing up during the McCarthy era, and hearing a lot of assumptions that America was wonderful and Communism was terrible."
- Warren Farrell
(Related: Experience, America, Communism, Growing up, Hearing)

"Often I'll try things that just won't happen the way I'd like them to, so hearing that they're not working saves me some wear and tear the next time around."
- Raymond E. Feist
(Related: Time, Hearing)

"I've spent my life hearing people trying to apologize for music."
- Mike Figgis
(Related: Life, Music, People, Hearing, Trying)

"Asked at the hearing why she hadn't pressed the FBI more closely about what it knew, or didn't know, about domestic terrorist threats, Rice acted as though the question was an odd one: it wasn't her job. Well, in retrospect, it was and now certainly is."
- Howard Fineman
(Related: Hearing, Job, Now, Question)

"I want to be on set and die hearing those words: Where's Peter?"
- Peter Fonda
(Related: Hearing, Want)

"I look forward to their convention and look forward to hearing the President talk about what he will do for the next four years. He hasn't done it up to this point."
- Harold Ford
(Related: Hearing, President, Talk, Will, Years)

"The new critique you're gonna start hearing about James Franco, is 'He's spreading himself too thin.'"
- James Franco
(Related: Hearing)

"And I understand that, I testified in closed hearings over eight years because there are intelligence matters, there are sensitive matters that should not be held in a public hearing."
- Louis Freeh
(Related: Intelligence, Hearing, Public, Years)

"The voice of the intellect is a soft one, but it does not rest until it has gained a hearing."
- Sigmund Freud
(Related: Hearing, Intellect, Rest, Voice)

"Hearing Mass is the ceremony I most favor during my travels. Church is the only place where someone speaks to me and I do not have to answer back."
- Charles de Gaulle
(Related: Church, Ceremony, Hearing)

"Praise does wonders for our sense of hearing."
- Arnold H. Glasgow
(Related: Hearing, Praise, Sense, Wonders)

"Hearing is a form of touch. You feel it through your body, and sometimes it almost hits your face."
- Evelyn Glennie
(Related: Body, Hearing)

"We respect the role of the Senate. We respect the authority of the Senate to look at the qualifications of Judge Roberts, and at the end of the day I'm optimistic that if given a fair hearing and a fair opportunity, that he will be confirmed."
- Alberto Gonzales
(Related: Opportunity, Authority, Day, End, Hearing, Respect, Senate, Will)

"Most of the basic truths of life sound absurd at first hearing."
- Elizabeth Goudge
(Related: Life, First, Hearing, Sound)

"One of my sensory problems was hearing sensitivity, where certain loud noises, such as a school bell, hurt my ears. It sounded like a dentist drill going through my ears."
- Temple Grandin
(Related: Hearing, Hurt, Problems, School, Sensitivity)

"The public, hearing pop music, is, without knowing it, also soaking up jazz."
- Norman Granz
(Related: Music, Hearing, Jazz, Public)

"We suspect Dr. Clutterbuck's sense of hearing must be injured: for him the 'ear trumpet' magnifies but distorts sound, rendering it less distinct than before."
- Robert James Graves
(Related: Hearing, Sense, Sound)

"The process of learning requires not only hearing and applying but also forgetting and then remembering again."
- John Gray
(Related: Hearing, Learning)

"The whole memorial is for different senses... seeing, hearing, feeling, smelling. I probably would have come up with something different if I had not lived through it."
- Lawrence Halprin
(Related: Feeling, Hearing, Senses)

"I wanted to make something that I wanted to hear that I wasn't hearing."
- Kathleen Hanna
(Related: Hearing)

"So far as I know, anything worth hearing is not usually uttered at seven o'clock in the morning; and if it is, it will generally be repeated at a more reasonable hour for a larger and more wakeful audience."
- Moss Hart
(Related: Hearing, Will, Worth)

"I'm tired of hearing sin called sickness and alcoholism a disease. It is the only disease I know of that we're spending hundreds of millions of dollars a year to spread."
- Vance Havner
(Related: Disease, Hearing, Sickness, Sin)

"I had to go to Sunday school once or twice in my life, and that's where I commented someplace on hearing."
- John C. Hawkes
(Related: Life, Hearing, School)

"I'd heard about Texas football and how much of a religion it is, but to go to Odessa and experience it first-hand is something different than just hearing about it."
- Jay Hernandez
(Related: Experience, Religion, First, Football, Hearing)

"For me, however, that beloved, glowing little word happiness has become associated with everything I have felt since childhood upon hearing the sound of the word itself."
- Herman Hesse
(Related: Happiness, Childhood, Hearing, Sound, Word)

"If you think about the way the hearings were structured, the hearings were really about Thomas' race and my gender."
- Anita Hill
(Related: Gender, Race)

"One feels the excitement of hearing an untold story."
- John Hope
(Related: Excitement, Hearing)

"Each environment has its own signature. Sound tells a story: You make choices about what you're hearing, where to look, how you want to feel about what's going on."
- Stephen Hopkins
(Related: Choices, Environment, Hearing, Sound, Want)

"Love is seeing without eyes, hearing without ears; hatred is nothing."
- Douglas Horton
(Related: Love, Eyes, Hatred, Hearing, Nothing)

"We were playing a small club in San Diego and the power had gone out in the building. Eddie had a lighter and kept us lit backstage. We became very good friends and spent a lot of time together including hearing Eddie sing in some of the bands he was in at the time."
- Jack Irons
(Related: Power, Time, Building, Friends, Hearing)

"I began hearing rumors of apossible recording session with Neil Young. I was a huge fan of Neil's."
- Jack Irons
(Related: Hearing, Rumors)

"There was a lot of Southern Baptist preachers and some yelling ones but mostly we had a pastor who didn't scream and I found a lot of comfort and joy and peace as a child hearing the Bible."
- Victoria Jackson
(Related: Peace, Bible, Comfort, Hearing, Joy)

"I was in Deadwood at the time and on hearing of the killing made my way at once to the scene of the shooting and found that my friend had been killed by McCall."
- Calamity Jane
(Related: Time, Friend, Hearing, Killing)

"It's a great way to start the day, hearing you've been nominated for an Emmy. It's just thrilling."
- Allison Janney
(Related: Day, Hearing)

"Janet Reno, during her confirmation hearings, said she would come down harder on porno, and lately she's talked about how violence on television has an effect on violence in the real world."
- Penn Jillette
(Related: Effect, Television, Violence, World)

"I never would have believed as a candidate for the U.S. Senate that the U.S. government could buy GM without a hearing, with no vote, yes or no. There are billions and billions of dollars at stake here."
- Mike Johanns
(Related: Government, Hearing, Senate, Vote)

"I shot with it a lot. I still do now. That is why I am hard of hearing."
- Mikhail Kalashnikov
(Related: Hearing, Now)

"This hearing came about very quickly. I do have a few preliminary comments, but I suspect you're more interested in asking questions, and I'll be happy to respond to those questions to the best of my ability."
- David Kay
(Related: Ability, Hearing, Questions)

"I knew the exuberance of playing before an admiring audience and hearing my secret voice."
- Elia Kazan
(Related: Hearing, Voice)

"Rather than hearing from the city council president, you'd hear from sources all across the country."
- Jack Kelley
(Related: Country, Hearing, President)

"Do you know, that is the root of the whole trouble - has been one of the roots at any rate - is people hearing things and then imagining some more and magnifying it and multiplying it."
- John Harvey Kellogg
(Related: People, Hearing, Trouble)

"Of course, I also attribute some of my hearing loss to being in the infantry in World War II. It's probably a combination of heredity and noise exposure."
- George Kennedy
(Related: War, Being, Hearing, Heredity, Loss, World, World war)

"My father died when I was 4 years old, so I can't really say anything about his hearing."
- George Kennedy
(Related: Father, Hearing, Old, Years)

"To hear the Japanese plead for free trade is like hearing the word love on the lips of a harlot."
- Lane Kirkland
(Related: Love, Hearing, Trade, Word)

"They have been deprived nutritionally, or some illness has not been picked up, or they have not been screened for vision or hearing defects, or they have not had some kind of a chronic illness or error of metabolism picked up."
- C. Everett Koop
(Related: Vision, Error, Hearing, Illness)

"It was amazing to me that, all of a sudden, I was hearing my music on the radio and coming out of cars."
- Lenny Kravitz
(Related: Music, Hearing)

"I fell in love with jazz when I was 12 years old from listening to Duke Ellington and hearing a lot of jazz in New York on the radio."
- Steve Lacy
(Related: Love, Hearing, Jazz, Listening, Old, Years)

"At the end of the day, the numbers that we're hearing are not going to be totally correct or not correct at all."
- Eugene Levy
(Related: Day, End, Hearing, Numbers)

"I remember hearing the song when I was 12 or 14 in - it must have been in Chicago, 'cause we didn't have a radio on the farm, and it was during the second World War. I had three brothers in that war who went overseas."
- Abbey Lincoln
(Related: War, Brothers, Chicago, Hearing, Song, World, World war)

"I hadn't really noticed that I had a hearing problem. I just thought most people had given up on speaking clearly."
- Hal Linden
(Related: Thought, People, Hearing)

"Despite claims by some to the contrary, we have heard numerous times in hearings and briefings by experts that existing technologies do not fully or effectively detect nuclear material."
- John Linder
(Related: Experts)

"We were interested in this notion of compression- a lot of the songs were really short so that you'd absorb them in memory rather than when you're actually hearing them."
- Arto Lindsay
(Related: Hearing, Memory, Songs)

"Playing with Kip I definitely learned a lot playing with these incredible guys and hearing them."
- Arto Lindsay
(Related: Hearing)

"I never get tired of hearing compliments."
- John Lithgow
(Related: Compliments, Hearing)

"I enjoyed hearing people do their own songs. I became attracted to singer-songwriters. I became interested in them as people; was curious about what they wanted to say."
- Lyle Lovett
(Related: People, Hearing, Songs)

"We as Americans and as humans have very selective hearing and very selective memory. We only hear what we want to hear and disregard the rest."
- Frank Luntz
(Related: Americans, Hearing, Memory, Rest, Want)

"You're going to be entertained. But when you finish hearing me singing, you're going to want to keep going, and you're going to keep believing and that's the kind of artist I am."
- Jacob Lusk
(Related: Artist, Hearing, Singing, Want)

"When I talk of hearing a poet's voice speaking, I always think of it as in the presence of the man."
- Norman MacCaig
(Related: Hearing, Man, Talk, Voice)

"Similarly, many a young man, hearing for the first time of the refraction of stellar light, has thought that doubt was cast on the whole of astronomy, whereas nothing is required but an easily effected and unimportant correction to put everything right again."
- Ernst Mach
(Related: Time, Thought, Astronomy, Correction, Doubt, First, Hearing, Light, Man, Nothing, Right)

"You know, we're not on stage, we're not doing a play, so we don't have a relationship with the audience but going through that process and also just hearing how much people love the film, you feel like you do have a relationship with the audience."
- Virginia Madsen
(Related: Love, People, Film, Hearing, Play)

"I think my type of personality has all music inside of it, so I am full of music, without even knowing it, without even learning it, without even hearing it."
- Ziggy Marley
(Related: Music, Hearing, Learning, Personality)

"A lot of musicians have a tough time hearing what we're doing in a trio format."
- Branford Marsalis
(Related: Time, Hearing, Musicians)

"Don't worry about what others say about your music. Pursue whatever you are hearing... but if everybody really hates your music maybe you could try some different approaches."
- Wynton Marsalis
(Related: Music, Hearing, Worry)

"The hearing aids are very helpful for speech reading. Without the hearing aids, my voice becomes very loud, and I cannot control the quality of my voice."
- Marlee Matlin
(Related: Quality, Control, Hearing, Reading, Speech, Voice)

"I've always wanted to write a book relating my experiences growing up as a deaf child in Chicago. Contrary to what people might think, it wasn't all about hearing aids and speech classes or frustrations."
- Marlee Matlin
(Related: People, Chicago, Growing up, Hearing, Speech)

"If I were offered a cochlear implant today, I would prefer not to have one. But that's not a statement about hearing aids or cochlear implants. It's about who you are."
- Marlee Matlin
(Related: Hearing, Today)

"I learned to speak first, and then to sign. I have never really known what it was like to hear, so I can't compare hearing aids to normal hearing."
- Marlee Matlin
(Related: First, Hearing)

"I've sort of heard that "it" girl thing, but not really. Hearing it from a few people doesn't solidify it in my mind and I wouldn't know how to solidify that title. It's so elusive and what does it mean, I don't know?"
- Rachel McAdams
(Related: People, Hearing, Mind)

"I had spent many years before I was 31 hearing people tell me, Oh Man, you're so funny, you need to be in television. But that and a quarter won't get you on a bus."
- Chi McBride
(Related: Funny, People, Hearing, Man, Television, Years)

"I answer a fan with a hearing heart first."
- Kent McCord
(Related: Heart, First, Hearing)

"It now becomes clear why the Bush Administration has been vigorously opposing congressional hearings. The Bush Administration has been engaged in a conspiracy of silence."
- Cynthia McKinney
(Related: Now, Silence)

"Living here in southern California, I'll miss hearing Rocky Top for an entire week at the end of December. I was actually looking forward to it. Tennessee has a better fight song than Nebraska."
- Al Michaels
(Related: December, End, Fight, Hearing, Living, Song)

"It's been the most creatively liberating thing I've ever done and so I'm bringing some of that mad enthusiasm to Marvel for the next couple of years as they let me loose on some Marvel Universe titles you'll be hearing about soon."
- Mark Millar
(Related: Enthusiasm, Hearing, Titles, Universe, Years)

"I thank Heaven every summer's day of my life, that my lot was humbly cast within the hearing of romping brooks, and beneath the shadow of oaks."
- Donald G. Mitchell
(Related: Life, Brooks, Day, Hearing, Heaven, Shadow, Summer)

"We were constantly hearing it repeated, that we must never again look upon ourselves as our own; but must remember, that we were solemnly and irrevocably devoted to God."
- Maria Monk
(Related: God, Hearing)

"We were kept at work, and permitted to speak with each other only on such subjects as related to the Convent, and all in the hearing of the old nuns who sat by us."
- Maria Monk
(Related: Work, Hearing, Old)

"I was asked three times directly in the hearing before the board of the judiciary whether or not I would continue to acknowledge God if I were to resume my position as chief justice. And I said I would."
- Roy Moore
(Related: God, Hearing, Justice)

"Hearing the blues changed my life."
- Van Morrison
(Related: Life, Hearing)

"I'm very picky, and I'm never 100% happy with the work I do; I hate watching myself and hearing my voice."
- Samantha Mumba
(Related: Work, Hate, Hearing, Voice)

"The movie that's had the most effect on me is Jaws. To this day when I'm in the ocean, I'm hearing that music."
- Judd Nelson
(Related: Music, Day, Effect, Hearing, Ocean)

"I am producing sounds that people are not used to hearing from the harp."
- Joanna Newsom
(Related: People, Hearing)

"You know it's very difficult to be an actor, and to have people depending on you to say the right line, at the right time, and to not be able to hear your cues! I can't tell you how many times I would've had to have said What? if I didn't have my hearing aids. So my hearing aids are a life saver, and they allow me to practice my craft."
- Leslie Nielsen
(Related: Life, Time, People, Actor, Hearing, Practice, Right)

"It's not really that I've been an advocate for hearing aids for a long time, it's just that I've been losing my hearing for a long time! So it's actually very important for me because I'm actually hearing impaired and I simply want to hear better!"
- Leslie Nielsen
(Related: Time, Hearing, Losing, Want)

"I want to make it clear that I honestly answered every question put to me during the so-called Iran-Contra hearings. But if they didn't ask me about something, I wasn't about to reveal things that would put other people in jeopardy."
- Oliver North
(Related: People, Jeopardy, Question, Want)

"Remember, if you do the same act for 20, 30 years it gets a little boring unless you've got something else going for you... And the orchestra really kept you going. They'd laugh at all your jokes, even if they'd been hearing them for the last 30 years."
- Donald O'Connor
(Related: Act, Hearing, Jokes, Years)

"In levying taxes and in shearing sheep it is well to stop when you get down to the skin."
- Austin O'Malley
(Related: Sheep, Skin, Taxes)

"I'm tired of hearing about money, money, money, money, money. I just want to play the game, drink Pepsi, wear Reebok."
- Shaquille O'Neal
(Related: Money, Hearing, Play, Want)

"I think recordings have been a terrific advance because now, when you have a piece of music, particularly something that appears to the listener very complicated, there's really a push to the world to try to figure out what it was that he was hearing."
- Leo Ornstein
(Related: Music, Hearing, Now, World)

"Because essentially Schoenberg was an extremely gifted man. And in spite of many of his theories and so on, when he really began to write music, he still was guided very much by his internal hearing, by what we call your internal ear."
- Leo Ornstein
(Related: Music, Hearing, Man, Theories)

"What can you do against the lunatic who is more intelligent than yourself, who gives your arguments a fair hearing and then simply persists in his lunacy?"
- George Orwell
(Related: Arguments, Hearing)

"The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, but he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them."
- George Orwell
(Related: Hearing, Remarkable)

"After hearing the evidence, I will record a verdict of natural causes."
- John Owen
(Related: Causes, Hearing, Will)

"The conception that, instead of this, contemporary society is at or near a turning point is very prominent in the views of a school of social scientists who, though they are still comparatively few, are getting more and more of a hearing."
- Talcott Parsons
(Related: Society, Hearing, School, Scientists)

"Foreman told Ray to plead guilty and he'd then give his brother $500, if Ray didn't cause any problems at the guilty plea hearing, and he could take that $500 and hire a lawyer to set aside the plea. Foreman actually put that in writing."
- William Pepper
(Related: Brother, Cause, Hearing, Problems, Writing)

"God speaks to me not through the thunder and the earthquake, nor through the ocean and the stars, but through the Son of Man, and speaks in a language adapted to my imperfect sight and hearing."
- William Lyon Phelps
(Related: God, Son, Hearing, Language, Man, Ocean, Sight, Stars)

"I'm so sick of hearing how there's no strong roles for women. I don't care about strong roles. I just want to see women who are characters! A nun, a serial killer, a housewife, as long as there's some depth there."
- Martha Plimpton
(Related: Women, Care, Hearing, Housewife, Want)

"Somewhere between a third and a quarter of all people living in America today were born between 1946 and 1965 and if you think you're tired of hearing about us, you should try being one of us."
- Anna Quindlen
(Related: People, America, Being, Hearing, Living, Today)

"I started listening to and playing other music in the '90s. It was after hearing other bands, like Bad Religion, cover Ramones songs that I started to like our songs again."
- Dee Dee Ramone
(Related: Music, Religion, Hearing, Listening, Songs)

"There is something very basic to the sense of listening. The sense of hearing is the only one that operates totally from vibrations, without other physical or chemical reactions to receive the sensations."
- Henry Reed
(Related: Hearing, Listening, Sensations, Sense)

"People are learning to feel more comfortable hearing one another's dreams. It used to be that if you told a dream in public, someone had to make a joke to relieve the tension introduced by that alternative reality."
- Henry Reed
(Related: Dreams, People, Hearing, Learning, Public, Reality, Tension)

"So the next thing I assume I'll be hearing from Republicans, they want to change rules some way, as they do on the House when you get a problem with ethics, they just change the rules."
- Harry Reid
(Related: Change, Ethics, Hearing, Republicans, Rules, Want)

"The thrill of hearing your own voice recorded is still there, I still love it, going into the studio and thinking how can I sing this song and between the producers and the musicians you find a way of doing it."
- Cliff Richard
(Related: Love, Hearing, Musicians, Song, Thinking, Voice)

"Back in the mid-1980s, congressional hearings were held after we brought this litigation, and held up the first experiment. At that time, I went in front of Congress, along with the major agencies involved with this."
- Jeremy Rifkin
(Related: Time, Congress, First)

"That's why I called my record Devil Without a Cause - I'm a white boy who's so sick of hearing that white kids are going to steal rap."
- Kid Rock
(Related: Cause, Devil, Hearing, Kids, Rap)

"When recordings replaced concerts as the dominant mode of hearing music, our conception of the nature of performance and of music itself was altered."
- Charles Rosen
(Related: Music, Nature, Performance, Hearing)

"A love of classical music is only partially a natural response to hearing the works performed, it also must come about by a decision to listen carefully, to pay close attention, a decision inevitably motivated by the cultural and social prestige of the art."
- Charles Rosen
(Related: Art, Love, Music, Decision, Attention, Hearing)

"The thing about hearing loss is that no one can see it. Most people are so impatient; they just assume that the person with hearing loss is being rude, or slow-witted."
- Marion Ross
(Related: People, Being, Hearing, Loss)

"Rule number one is, make sure that you face the person with hearing loss when you are speaking to them."
- Marion Ross
(Related: Hearing, Loss)

"Hearing loss very often is such a gradual phenomenon that the person is in denial. You really have to be patient with them in getting them to come forward to get help."
- Marion Ross
(Related: Denial, Hearing, Help, Loss)

"I have to constantly remind myself that I am communicating with a person with hearing loss."
- Marion Ross
(Related: Hearing, Loss)

"One can't judge Wagner's opera Lohengrin after a first hearing, and I certainly don't intend to hear it a second time."
- Gioachino Rossini
(Related: Time, First, Hearing, Opera)

"I started crying, because there's nothing like hearing that the artist who originally did the song likes your version."
- Kelly Rowland
(Related: Artist, Hearing, Nothing, Song)

"Hearing voices no one else can hear isn't a good sign, even in the wizarding world."
- J. K. Rowling
(Related: Hearing, World)

"It was important to me to find a label that wouldn't back out after a first single. Everyone's so used to hearing me with Hootie, they're going to be skeptical."
- Darius Rucker
(Related: First, Hearing)

"Test ideas in the marketplace. You learn from hearing a range of perspectives. Consultation helps engender the support decisions need to be successfully implemented."
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Related: Ideas, Decisions, Hearing, Support)

"Instead of kids just hearing about beads and baskets and fringe, and about what 'was' and 'were,' we present Native American culture as a living contemporary culture."
- Buffy Sainte-Marie
(Related: American, Culture, Hearing, Kids, Living, Present)

"Too many of my Senate colleagues overdid it. They stayed on too long - napping through committee hearings when they should have packed up and gone home."
- Leverett Saltonstall
(Related: Home, Committee, Senate)

"I am an English major in school with an emphasis in creative writing. I think hearing Maya Angelou speak at school last year was one of the best moments Stanford, at least, intellectually, had to offer."
- Fred Savage
(Related: English, Hearing, Moments, School, Writing)

"Be able to recognize when you're reading or hearing material biased to your own side."
- Marilyn vos Savant
(Related: Hearing, Reading)

"Hearing, which, by the motion of the air, informs us of the motion of sounding or vibrating bodies."
- Jean Anthelme Brillat Savarin
(Related: Hearing)

"I can remember standing in the middle of the field after the race and seeing the American flag raised and hearing 'The Star Spangled Banner' and all the people singing it. Then I walked off the field and just kind of enjoyed the feeling."
- Elizabeth Robinson Schwartz
(Related: People, American, Feeling, Hearing, Race, Singing)

"Look, a lot of women would be turned off with hearing me say how hot I think Brad Pitt is! Know what I mean? So I probably don't help my cause."
- Ryan Seacrest
(Related: Women, Cause, Hearing, Help)

"I'm seeing and hearing lots of B to B instruments, and everybody isn't, you know, using them... a lot of these guys are trying to do it on conventional guitars, although that has its own sound, and maybe its okay."
- John Sebastian
(Related: Hearing, Sound, Trying)

"Of all the haunting moments of motherhood, few rank with hearing your own words come out of your daughter's mouth."
- Victoria Secunda
(Related: Daughter, Hearing, Moments, Motherhood, Rank, Words)

"I just wanna give a big shout out to all the fans out there who have followed my work up until now. You guys are amazing!! Hearing from fans is the best feeling in the world."
- Lindsey Shaw
(Related: Work, Fans, Feeling, Hearing, Now, World)

"In Braille you write your flat sign first and then your note."
- George Shearing
(Related: First)

"I don't think you can contrive any sound."
- George Shearing
(Related: Sound)

"I haven't written an awful lot recently, but I think I probably will start again very shortly. Being so much on the road, when you have a couple of weeks off, you're likely to avoid sitting at the piano, and taping, and giving yourself more work to do."
- George Shearing
(Related: Work, Being, Giving, Road, Will)

"I studied with a blind teacher from about 5 until I was 16, at two different schools. From the age of 12 until 16, I was in a boarding school-which, I believe, at that time was compulsory for blind children."
- George Shearing
(Related: Age, Time, Blind, Children, School, Schools)

"I think in certain areas the demand is greater than it has ever been, and my business is better than it's been in 30 years. The music business is so precarious, as you know-you've got to make it while you can make it, and that's exactly what we're doing."
- George Shearing
(Related: Business, Music, Years)

"I was born in London in 1919. I first went to America in 1946 for a three-month holiday. Then I came back, worked here for almost a year sold up my home and went back on immigration in 1947."
- George Shearing
(Related: Home, America, First, Holiday, London)

"All my musical foundations go back to the age of 3. My family tell me that I used to listen to the old crystal set, then go to the piano and pick out the tune that I just heard."
- George Shearing
(Related: Age, Family, Old)

"My affiliation with England is borne out by the fact that I do come back for periodic visits."
- George Shearing
(Related: EnglFact)

"Can anybody be given a great degree of creativity? No. They can be given the equipment to develop it-if they have it in them in the first place."
- George Shearing
(Related: Creativity, First)

"Having a set, popular formula does inhibit you."
- George Shearing
(Related: Formula, Popular)

"I don't like freedom jazz - I think it's void of roots and void of foundation."
- George Shearing
(Related: Freedom, Jazz)

"I think it was Duke Ellington who once said that we're always most pleased with our current record. I mean, you have to assume that you learn from one, and you do something better next time."
- George Shearing
(Related: Time)

"Perfect retention. I don't think I could do that-I've never disciplined myself to do it.I suppose a lot of it is a question of discipline. Which improvisation is not."
- George Shearing
(Related: Discipline, Question)

"When Hank Jones had his night off, I would get somebody to take my place as intermission pianist and I'd play the show with Ella, so I would get a chance to play with Ray Brown and Charlie Smith as well."
- George Shearing
(Related: Chance, Night, Play)

"You know, when you've established a certain thing, what can you do? You're stuck with it."
- George Shearing
"The way it works: The orchestra plays a few selections of its own and I terminate the first part of the programme on piano, usually with a movement from a Mozart concerto."
- George Shearing
(Related: First)

"We're travelling for about nine-and-a-half months a year."
- George Shearing
(Related: Months)

"Teddy Wilson, I think, said a little while ago that it's much easier to come in and play whatever comes into your mind, without obeying any of the laws of bass line and harmony and so on."
- George Shearing
(Related: Harmony, Laws, Mind, Play)

"Hearing nuns' confessions is like being stoned to death with popcorn."
- Fulton J. Sheen
(Related: Death, Being, Hearing)

"You're going to be hearing a lot about one scrappy president."
- Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva
(Related: Hearing, President)

"I truly loved doing the videos, but it has been hard hearing all the time that you're just the Aerosmith chick."
- Alicia Silverstone
(Related: Time, Hearing)

"One day I may be meeting you and hearing how you've changed your life by saying, 'Farewell to Fat'."
- Richard Simmons
(Related: Life, Day, Hearing, May, Meeting, Saying)

"An agent saw one of the plays I did at ACT, but my mom was like, No, she's too young. I became so annoying that a year and a half later she just couldn't stand hearing me any more!"
- Marla Sokoloff
(Related: Mom, Act, Hearing)

"A fearful man is always hearing things."
- Sophocles
(Related: Hearing, Man)

"I still feel the impulse to give young writers a hearing, and I believe I have played more unpublished compositions than any other band leader in the country."
- John Philip Sousa
(Related: Leader, Country, Hearing, Writers)

"So don't get me wrong, I love my songs, and I still love hearing them. That's history, baby."
- Ronnie Spector
(Related: Love, History, Baby, Hearing, Songs, Wrong)

"I couldn't open up a magazine, you couldn't read a newspaper, you couldn't turn on the TV without hearing about the obesity epidemic in America."
- Morgan Spurlock
(Related: America, Hearing, Obesity, Open)

"You knew after eight bars that you were hearing something just absolutely new and unique."
- Jo Stafford
(Related: Hearing)

"The irony of the Supreme Court hearing on these cases last week and of the outright hostility that the Court has displayed against religion in recent years is that above the head of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court is a concrete display of the Ten Commandments."
- Cliff Stearns
(Related: Religion, Court, Hearing, Irony, Justice, Years)

"It's different hearing girls I don't even know scream my name."
- Jeremy Sumpter
(Related: Girls, Hearing, Name)

"If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Love, Time, Being, Danger, Day, Earth, Man)

"I have terrible hearing trouble. I have unwittingly helped to invent and refine a type of music that makes its principal proponents deaf."
- Pete Townshend
(Related: Music, Hearing, Trouble)

"The world is equally shocked at hearing Christianity criticized and seeing it practiced."
- D. Elton Trueblood
(Related: Christianity, Hearing, World)

"That was my way, and I also use the music after five years, I started hearing opera, opera, it was very good instrument to keep the spirit very strong because you feel like you are yourself singing opera, and I used to hear a lot of opera, they send me tapes."
- Mordechai Vanunu
(Related: Music, Hearing, Opera, Singing, Spirit, Years)

"I probably won't be able to hear it until five years from now anyway. That's when I always hear my own music. It takes five years to sit down with it after not hearing it for a couple of years."
- Alan Vega
(Related: Music, Hearing, Now, Years)

"We've had public hearings. We've had interim reports, which our statute has encouraged us to provide to the public. We have brought the public along with us, trying to make as much available as possible over time."
- Richard Ben Veniste
(Related: Time, Public, Trying)

"To me, there is nothing better than me going into the studio with a live band and hearing those violins and that echo and that sound. I mean I loved it."
- Bobby Vinton
(Related: Echo, Hearing, Nothing, Sound)

"All alone in a committee room of the Senate Office Building in Washington, I was reading the dry typewritten pages in an unpublished report of an almost forgotten congressional committee hearing."
- Robert Welch
(Related: Building, Committee, Hearing, Office, Reading, Senate, Washington)

"I dare say that a majority of the American people think that having a fair hearing on an issue of importance in our relations with Mexico is extremely important to our national interest, as well as theirs."
- William Weld
(Related: People, American, Hearing, Importance, Interest, Majority)

"For anyone who works in front of an audience there is no thrill quite like that of feeling and hearing the evidence of the audience members' enjoyment. Laughter and applause really are powerful."
- Randy West
(Related: Applause, Enjoyment, Feeling, Hearing, Laughter)

"Seeing, hearing, feeling, are miracles, and each part and tag of me is a miracle."
- Walt Whitman
(Related: Feeling, Hearing, Miracles)

"Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day."
- Thornton Wilder
(Related: Work, Day, Hearing, Reading)

"The Church is the new creation, it is life and joy, it is the sacramental fellowship in which we share the ultimate purpose of God, made real for us now in our hearing the Word and sharing the Sacrament."
- Rowan D. Williams
(Related: Life, God, Purpose, Church, Creation, Hearing, Joy, Now, Sharing, Word)

"I am often disgusted at hearing young people I know, declare that they are afraid of doing this or that, because they MIGHT be killed."
- William John Wills
(Related: People, Hearing)

"I made a dollar a day sweeping a laundry out. Then we made a record that was number two in Los Angeles. We got so excited hearing it on the radio that Carl threw up."
- Dennis Wilson
(Related: Day, Hearing)

"I'm tired of hearing it said that democracy doesn't work. Of course it doesn't work. We are supposed to work it."
- Alexander Woollcott
(Related: Work, Democracy, Hearing)

"For I have learned to look on nature, not as in the hour of thoughtless youth, but hearing oftentimes the still, sad music of humanity."
- William Wordsworth
(Related: Music, Nature, Hearing, Humanity, Youth)

"When there is a voice in a piece of music, we tend to focus on the voice. That is probably something from when we were babies and we depended on hearing our mother's voice."
- Robert Wyatt
(Related: Music, Mother, Babies, Focus, Hearing, Voice)