Our volunteers created this list of quotable messages about listening:

“Listening provides the opportunity to take another perspective into account and allow myself to change.” BG

“Listening: the opportunity to quiet one’s own thoughts while honoring those of another.” LP

“To become a better listener simply catch yourself: notice when you’ve stopped listening and you’ll find listening returns in that moment.” AC

“Deep listening mixes the grit of our humanness with the dust of the stars, retrieving in the exchange an indestructible and life-giving connection.” Mark Nepo, contributed by MW

“Listening is more than hearing with our ears, but taking in what is revealed in any given moment with our body, our being, our heart. ” Susan McHenry, contributed by MW

“I only wish I could find an institute that teaches people how to listen. Business people need to listen as much as they need to talk. Too many people fail to realize that real communication goes in both directions.” Lee Iacocca, contributed by VB