„We teach them to speak and also to listen. Because when people only talk and don't listen, they end up thinking that what they say is the only thing that is worth anything. … Speaking and listening to words is how we know who we are, where we come from, and where our steps are going. Also it's how we know about others, their steps, and their world. Speaking and listening to words is like listening to life.“

"I shit on all the revolutionary vanguards of this planet" http://www.csuchico.edu/zapatist/HTML/Archive/Communiques/etaJAN.html January, 2003

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—  Orhan Pamuk Turkish novelist, screenwriter, and Nobel Prize in Literature recipient 1952

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„I speak and speak, … but the listener retains only the words he is expecting. … It is not the voice that commands the story: it is the ear.“

—  Marco Polo Venetian explorer and merchant noted for travel to central and eastern Asia 1254 - 1324

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„I think that individual voices are not as strong as a community of voices. If we can make a community of voices, then we can speak more truth. Also in a community, we learn to listen…“

—  Maxine Hong Kingston Chinese American author 1940

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„It's amazing how we can do things simultaneously, like talking and not listening.“

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