"Listen" Sayings and Quotes
I read, I study, I examine, I listen, I think, and out of all that I try to form an idea into which I put as much common sense as I can.
I told everyone who was ready to listen that I had material with pentagonal symmetry. People just laughed at me.
From Ernest Hemingway's stories, I learned to listen within my stories for what went unsaid by my characters.
Growing up, there was only classical music on BBC Radio. We had to listen to the American Forces Network in Germany, which played pop songs, or the pirate radio boats off the coast.
In Montreal, when I grew up, I'd go to the Notre-Dame Basilica, a gorgeous cathedral in town. I'd listen to huge symphony orchestras, Pavarotti singing operas; that was absolutely marvelous. I like that aspect of the cathedral, the spectacle.
The lifelong goal of an improviser is to listen to what the other person is saying, taking it in, and responding.
People listened to Farsi texts, and to the great texts of our Baba Bulleh Shah, Khwaja Ghulam Farid, Mian Mohammad Bakhsh Jehlmi. People do listen to it these days, but much less than in those days.
I sometimes listen to music I made and find it to be something I wouldn't want to buy from a store, if there was a store. When it's like that, you have to make what you want to hear.
My editor, Robin Robertson, is one of this country's finest poets, so I listen to him when he offers advice.