I listened, motionless and still; And, as I mounted up the hill, The music in my heart I bore, Long after it was heard no more.
When I spoke, I was listened to; and I was at a loss to know how I had so easily acquired the art of commanding attention, and giving the tone to the conversation.
When I was young I used to listen to other people and to try and understand what they thought and where they were coming from. I listened and didn’t speak.
I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart. I am. I am. I am.
If God listened to the prayers of men, all men would quickly have perished: for they are forever praying for evil against one another.
We have listened too long to the courtly Muses of Europe.
My parents were Northern Ireland Labour party people. We read the ‘Guardian’ and the ‘New Statesman,’ listened to the BBC. The house was full of books. We didn’t get a television until ‘That Was The Week That Was’ started. There was nothing to do but read.