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Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven. - Sir Rabindranath Tagore


There are some experiences in life which should not be demanded twice from any man, and one of them is listening to the Brahms Requiem. - George Bernard Shaw


In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing. - Robert Green Ingersoll


The great advantage of being a writer is that you can spy on people. You're there, listening to every word, but part of you is observing. Everything is useful to a writer, you see, every scrap, even the longest and most boring of luncheon parties. - Henry Graham Greene


Music is the effort we make to explain to ourselves how our brains work. We listen to Bach transfixed because this is listening to a human mind. - Lewis Thomas


If you make listening and observation your occupation you will gain much more than you can by talk. - Sir Robert Baden-Powell


Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time. - Sir John Lubbock


I never can hear a crowd of people singing and gesticulating, all together, at an Italian opera, without fancying myself at Athens, listening to that particular tragedy, by Sophocles, in which he introduces a full chorus of turkeys, who set about bewailing the death of Meleager. - Edgar Allan Poe