„A good listener is one who helps us overhear ourselves.“

Signposts to Elsewhere (2008)

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„The good parts of a book may be only something a writer is lucky enough to overhear or it may be the wreck of his whole damn life — and one is as good as the other.“

—  Ernest Hemingway American author and journalist 1899 - 1961

Letter to F. Scott Fitzgerald (4 September 1929); published in Ernest Hemingway: Selected Letters 1917–1961 (1981) edited by Carlos Baker

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„If you feel irritated by the absurd remarks of two people whose conversation you happen to overhear, you should imagine that you are listening to a dialogue of two fools in a comedy.“

—  Arthur Schopenhauer, buch Parerga und Paralipomena

T. B. Saunders, trans., § 38
Parerga and Paralipomena (1851), Counsels and Maxims

Richard Stallman Foto

„In 1971 when I joined the staff of the MIT Artificial Intelligence lab, all of us who helped develop the operating system software, we called ourselves hackers.“

—  Richard Stallman American software freedom activist, short story writer and computer programmer, founder of the GNU project 1953

MEME 2.04, an interview with David S. Bennahum (1996) http://memex.org/meme2-04.html
Kontext: In 1971 when I joined the staff of the MIT Artificial Intelligence lab, all of us who helped develop the operating system software, we called ourselves hackers. We were not breaking any laws, at least not in doing the hacking we were paid to do. We were developing software and we were having fun. Hacking refers to the spirit of fun in which we were developing software. The hacker ethic refers to the feelings of right and wrong, to the ethical ideas this community of people had — that knowledge should be shared with other people who can benefit from it, and that important resources should be utilized rather than wasted. Back in those days computers were quite scarce, and one thing about our computer was it would execute about a third-of-a-million instructions every second, and it would do so whether there was any need to do so or not. If no one used these instructions, they would be wasted. So to have an administrator say, "well you people can use a computer and all the rest of you can't," means that if none of those officially authorized people wanted to use the machine that second, it would go to waste. For many hours every morning it would mostly go to waste. So we decided that was a shame. Anyone should be able to use it who could make use of it, rather than just throwing it away. In general we did not tolerate bureaucratic obstructionism. We felt, "this computer is here, it was bought by the public, it is here to advance human knowledge and do whatever is constructive and useful." So we felt it was better to let anyone at all use it — to learn about programming, or do any other kind of work other than commercial activity.

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Elton Mayo Foto

„One friend, one person who is truly understanding, who takes the trouble to listen to us as we consider our problem, can change our whole outlook on the world.“

—  Elton Mayo Australian academic 1880 - 1949

Elton Mayo, cited in: Edward William Bok (1947), Ladies' Home Journal.Vol. 64, p. 246

„Kids listen to kids. If you have a platform, why not use it to speak about things that can help other people?“

—  Lilia Buckingham American actress, author and dancer 2003

Article https://www.seventeen.com/celebrity/a25320496/brat-youtube/ in Seventeen (27 November 2018)

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„The tales we tell ourselves about ourselves makes us who we are.“

—  Megan McCafferty American novelist 1973

Quelle: Second Helpings

Jodi Picoult Foto

„The music we listen to may not define who we are. But it’s a damn good start.“

—  Jodi Picoult, buch Sing You Home

Quelle: Sing You Home

Agatha Christie Foto

„I felt that the murderer was in the room. Sitting with us — listening. one of us“

—  Agatha Christie, buch Murder in Mesopotamia

Amy Leatheran
Murder in Mesopotamia (1936)

Rita Hayworth Foto

„Perhaps if we thought for a second of the classic, simple elegance of the Spanish lady it might help us to be "simply" ourselves.“

—  Rita Hayworth American actress, dancer and director 1918 - 1987

Article written as guest columnist for Arlene Dahl, headlined "Rita Hayworth Sees Simplicity As Part Of Beauty" in The Toledo Blade (11 March 1964)

Muhammad Foto

„The one who recites the Qur’an and the one who listens to it have an equal share in the reward.“

—  Muhammad Arabian religious leader and the founder of Islam 570 - 632

Mustadrakul Wasa’il, Volume 1, Page 293
Shi'ite Hadith

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„The extreme pleasure we take in talking about ourselves should make us afraid that we may scarcely be giving any to our listeners.“

—  François de La Rochefoucauld, buch Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims

L’extrême plaisir que nous prenons à parler de nous-mêmes nous doit faire craindre de n’en donner guere à ceux qui nous écoutent.
Translation by E.H. Blackmore et. al., in Collected Maxims and Other Reflections, de La Rochefoucauld, Oxford University Press (2008) : ISBN 019162313X
Maxim 314
Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims (1665–1678)

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„There is a sort of gratification in doing good which makes us rejoice in ourselves.“

—  Michel De Montaigne (1533-1592) French-Occitan author, humanistic philosopher, statesman 1533 - 1592

Book III, Ch. 2

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