Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force … When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold [and come to life …] and expand. Ideas actually begin to grow within us and come to life …. When we listen to people there is an alternating current, and this recharges us so that we never get tired of each other … and it is this little creative fountain inside of us that begins to spring and cast up new thoughts and unexpected laughter and wisdom. …Well, it is when people really listen to us, with quiet fascinated attention, that the little fountain begins to work again, to accelerate in the most surprising way.
— Brenda Ueland