¨We can see seeing, but we can’t hear hearing. To speak about hearing requires qualifiers, supplementary words, appendages, elucidations, aproximations. The equivalente of a gaze is intensive listening; peering is straining to hear; a stare is somewhere between eavesdropping and listening avidly, yet not quite¨.

~David Toop

Claes Oldenburg, Soft Typewriter1963