Presentation1          “When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.”   ~Ernest Hemingway

“Being heard is so close to being loved that for the average person, they are almost indistinguishable.” ~David W. Augsburger

         “The word ‘listen’ contains the same letters as the word ‘silent’.”   ~Alfred Brendel

          “A heart worth loving is one you understand, even in silence.”     ~Shannon L. Alder

“Our entire theological tradition…is defined as the willingness to enter into the chaos of others.” ~Jesuit priest and writer James F. Keenan, S.J

And don’t forget the Source: “Listen to God with a broken heart. He is not only the doctor who mends it, but also the father who wipes away the tears.” ~Criss Jami

About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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18 Responses to Listen!

  1. revruss1220 says:

    A great and timely reminder. Thank you. I love the quotes you always come up with. As someone else once said, “God gave us two ears and one mouth with the idea that we would use them proportionately.”

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  2. nancyehead says:

    I especially love the Keenan quote. God bless!

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  3. I agree, Keenan’s quote is amazing!

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  4. Geoff Church says:

    The Hemingway quote is sublime. True that listening is the greatest challenge – especially fir me!!😊

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  5. joyroses13 says:

    Great quotes, especially Keenan’s, I hadn’t read that before and it is so true!

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  6. Lucia says:

    Listen and silent, there is a great logic to it.

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  7. cricketmuse says:

    “silent” “listen” reminds me of “dessert” and “stressed”—just a matter of intent or perspective

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  8. Each one of these gems is worthy of deep consideration and personal definition.

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  9. gpavants says:

    Hi Mitch.

    Amen. That is a key igredient is real conversations.

    Thank you,


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  10. rabirius says:

    Beautiful collection of quotes.

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  11. Great quotes, it’s so important both to listen and be heard.

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