I’ve begun to realize that you can listen to silence and learn from it. It has a quality and a dimension all its own.
When a woman says she will obey you, of her own will, it is time to sleep lightly and watch your back.
They who listen to only one bell hear only one sound.[Qui n’entend qu’une cloche n’a qu’un son, disaient les gens sages.]
Menfolks listens to somebody because of what he says. Women don’t. They don’t care what he said. They listens because of what he is.
If one could only teach the English how to talk, and the Irish how to listen, society here would be quite civilised.