Attention quotes

  • Pay attention to where you are going because without meaning you might get nowhere.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Attention #Might #Pay

  • Probably all the attention to poetry results in some value, though the attention is more often directed to lesser than to greater values
    -- A. R. Ammons

    #Attention #Results #Values

  • If I’d known Ashton wanted my attention at any point I would have pushed Nicole aside and given her my undivided attention. But most of the time she was wrapped in Sawyer’s arms and I needed the distraction Nicole provided.
    -- Abbi Glines

    #Attention #Arms #Distraction

  • In many of the things that people do, they themselves are the centre of attention, but they inscribe some other name on their banner.
    -- Abdolkarim Soroush

    #Names #People #Attention

  • I have the Pleasure to assure you Congress pay particular Attention to the Defence of New Jersey, and hitherto have denied us nothing which we have Asked for that Purpose.
    -- Abraham Clark

    #Attention #Purpose #Pay

  • Most people would far rather be seen through than not be seen at all.
    -- Ada Leverson

    #People #Attention

  • It can be a little difficult to command attention when surrounded by lunatics,
    -- Adam Foulds

    #Attention #Littles #Difficult

  • My movies just kind of sneak up on you. I don't have to worry too much about what everybody is going to say. Anyway, I really don't pay attention to what the world says about my movies. I just care about what my buddies think.
    -- Adam Sandler

    #Thinking #Worry #Attention

  • History is made every day. The challenge is getting everyone to pay attention to it.
    -- Adora Svitak

    #Challenges #Attention #Pay

  • A little bit of attention and kindness can totally change a whole life, and a lack of that can do the same.
    -- Adrien Brody

    #Kindness #Attention #Littles

  • A man when he is making up to anybody can be cordial and gallant and full of little attentions and altogether charming. But when a man is really in love he can't help looking like a sheep.
    -- Agatha Christie

    #Men #Sheep #Attention

  • Toe dancing is a dandy attention getter, second only to screaming.
    -- Agnes de Mille

    #Dance #Dancing #Attention

  • Every one of my works, when I'm looking back, becomes some kind of solution, or something to concentrate on. Something to pay attention to and maybe change direction.
    -- Agnes Denes

    #Attention #Pay #Kind

  • Life is so full of miseries, minor and major; they press so close upon us at every step of the way, that it is hardly worthwhile to call one another's attention to their presence.
    -- Agnes Repplier

    #Attention #Way #Steps

  • Grown-up love means actually understanding what you love, taking the good with the bad and helping your loved one grow. Love takes attention and work and is the best thing in the world.
    -- Al Franken

    #Mean #Understanding #Attention

  • The planet is in distress and all of the attention is on Paris Hilton.
    -- Al Gore

    #Paris #Attention #Environment

  • I don't really look at myself as the kind of person who craves attention, but I've never been to therapy so there's probably a lot of stuff about myself that I don't know.
    -- Al Yankovic

    #Looks #Attention #Stuff

  • The music has always been my bread and butter, and I've focused more of my attention on that.
    -- Al Yankovic

    #Attention #Bread #Focused

  • Love is heaven and fear is hell. Where you place your attention is where you live.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Love Is #Heaven #Attention

  • I've bought QPP shares but unfortunately both times I bought it they immediately dropped by over 10p. Do you pay much attention to the dealing notes?
    -- Alan Green

    #Attention #Pay #Share

  • A programming language is low level when its programs require attention to the irrelevant.
    -- Alan Perlis

    #Attention #Levels #Language

  • Don't be caught up in your outer world. Pay greater attention to your inner world
    -- Alan Rufus

    #Mind #Attention #World

  • You may not have any extra talent, but maybe you are just paying more attention to what you are doing.
    -- Alan Shepard

    #Attention #May #Talent

  • The ego is nothing other than the focus of conscious attention.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Focus #Ego #Attention

  • Conscious attention is a designed function of the brain which scans the environment for any trouble making changes. If you identify yourself with your trouble shooter, then naturally you define yourself as being in a perpetual state of anxiety.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Anxiety #Brain #Attention

  • Persons who have a strong sense of efficacy deploy their attention and effort to the demands of the situation and are spurred by obstacles to greater effort.
    -- Albert Bandura

    #Strong #Effort #Attention

  • Don't listen to their words, fix your attention on their deeds.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Attention #Deeds

  • I'm not bothered by the paparazzi and I don't feel hemmed in, I've never felt that. My youth, mind you, there wasn't quite the same attention to celebrities as there is now, but I've never felt that.
    -- Albert Finney

    #Mind #Attention #Youth

  • There isn't any formula or method. You learn to love by loving - by paying attention and doing what one thereby discovers has to be done.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Love #Attention #Done

  • Well... ...That's what you always forget, isn't it? I mean, you forget to pay attention to what's happening. And that's the same as not being here and now.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Mean #Attention #Pay

  • I think the gap between rich and poor is an extremely dangerous phenomenon and needs the immediate attention of the state.
    -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    #Thinking #Needs #Attention

  • Many of you have already found out, and others will find out in the course of their lives, that truth eludes us if we do not concentrate our attention totally on it's pursuit. But even while it eludes us, the illusion of knowing it still lingers and leads to many misunderstandings. Also, truth seldom is pleasant; it is almost invariably bitter.
    -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    #Knowing #Elude #Attention

  • I want the attention, I love the attention.
    -- Alessandra Ambrosio

    #Attention #Want

  • One of my sisters is physically and mentally handicapped. She took a lot of my parents' attention, so I grew up in my own world, playing in my room for hours and hours.
    -- Alex Kingston

    #Parent #Attention #World

  • Allow a government to decline paying its debts and you overthrow all public morality-you unhinge all the principles that preserve the limits of free constitutions. Nothing can more affect national prosperity than a constant and systematic attention to extinguish the present debt and to avoid as much as possibly the incurring of any new debt.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Government #Principles #Attention

  • I don't pay attention to target audiences and therefore I often hear that I am a ratings killer, somebody who fundamentally doesn't care whether one person is watching or an entire soccer stadium.
    -- Alexander Kluge

    #Soccer #Target #Attention

  • It was ironic how love could awaken them to the wonders of the universe, while at the same time confine their attention to one another.
    -- Alexandra Adornetto

    #Ironic #Attention #Wonder

  • The British feel of blues has been hard, rather than emotional. Far too much emphasis on 12 bar, too little attention to words, far too little originality.
    -- Alexis Korner

    #Emotional #Bars #Attention

  • I guess I have a short attention span! I'm interested in new worlds, new universes, new challenges.
    -- Alfonso Cuaron

    #Challenges #Attention #World

  • I think it's tough when you're very young and you maybe fall for the celebrity and being the center of attention.
    -- Ali MacGraw

    #Fall #Thinking #Attention

  • Living an awakened life [...] is just a matter of where our attention is being placed. It is possible for our human-beingness and our true nature or presence to exist wonderfully well together, enriching each other through their closeness. It is through the power of our attention that we experience one or the other or both.
    -- Alice Gardner

    #Together #Mindfulness #Attention

  • The studies indicate that focusing our attention on someone else, takes our mind off of our own problems. We stay healthier and thereby live longer.
    -- Allen Klein

    #Mind #Attention #Study

  • We live in a world of increasing dependence on electronic records and retrieval, unprecedented security and preservation concerns, and insufficient attention to civic and democratic education.
    -- Allen Weinstein

    #Attention #Records #World

  • One of the great things about being an actor is it serves a short attention span, which is something I have.
    -- Allison Mack

    #Attention #Actors #Great Things

  • Economics, as it has emerged, can be made more productive by paying greater and more explicit attention to the ethical considerations that shape human behaviour and judgment.
    -- Amartya Sen

    #Challenges #Inspire #Attention

  • Heaven: A place where the wicked cease from troubling you with talk of their personal affairs, and the good listen with attention while you expound on yours.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Heaven #Wicked #Attention

  • Japanese women live in fear of making the least sound in a bathroom stall. Japanese men pay no attention to the subject whatsoever.
    -- Amelie Nothomb

    #Men #Sound #Attention

  • A recurring dream probably merits close attention. Something wants you to pay attention.
    -- Amy Hardie

    #Dream #Attention #Want

  • Ignore what other people think. Most people aren’t even paying attention to you.
    -- Amy Poehler

    #Thinking #People #Attention

  • I don't go on the Internet. I never go on the Internet. I don't go on Twitter. I'm not on Facebook. I've seen friends go into dark, dark holes of sadness because of that. Frankly, I don't have the time or the attention span for it.
    -- Amy Sherman-Palladino

    #Sadness #Dark #Attention

  • My children, who are almost two: watching them develop has made me pay much closer attention to how we become who we are.
    -- Amy Waldman

    #Children #Two #Attention

  • Typical reaction to scrutiny: attack and mock messenger and message, minimize the problem, hope attention dies down.
    -- Anat R. Admati

    #Typical #Attention #Messengers

  • Mrs. Obama has a hug - a sincere and friendly embrace - that has become familiar to countless supporters from coast to coast. And when she talks to you, she focuses all her calm attention on your face.
    -- Andre Leon Talley

    #Hug #Friendly #Attention

  • ... pay attention to everything within the field of view.
    -- Andreas Feininger

    #Photography #Views #Attention

  • Be king in your dreams. Make your vow that you will reach that position, with untarnished reputation, and make no other vow to distract your attention.
    -- Andrew Carnegie

    #Dream #Kings #Attention

  • I almost tell him that I'd never be able to do something like that, just take out my instrument and begin playing on a street corner. But it feels to personal. Yes, I'm shy, but why bring it to his attention? I'm too shy to talk about how shy I am.
    -- Andrew Clements

    #Shy #Attention #Able

  • Pay attention to your visual themes.
    -- Andrew Mayne

    #Attention #Pay #Theme

  • I don't care what your politics are, but I do suggest you pay attention to the next election and go out and vote. It doesn't matter; you can believe whatever you want to believe, but this is the time everybody should be paying a lot of attention.
    -- Andrew McMahon

    #Believe #Attention #Care

  • If you want someone’s attention, whisper.
    -- Andrew Stanton

    #Attention #Want

  • Pay attention to your body. The point is everybody is different. You have to figure out what works for you.
    -- Andrew Weil

    #Different #Attention #Body

  • We've lost something that's been with us for so long, and something that drew a lot of us into mathematics. But perhaps that's always the way with math problems, and we just have to find new ones to capture our attention.
    -- Andrew Wiles

    #Math #Long #Attention

  • I've been dyslexic and had Attention Deficit Disorder at some time in my life. I still read with a highlighter, but I've always loved to read.
    -- Andrew Young

    #Attention #Disorder #Deficit

  • Little things do matter. Sometimes, little things matter the most. Everybody pays a lot of attention to big things, but nobody seems to understand that big things are almost always made up of little things. When you ignore little things, they often turn into big things that have become a lot harder to handle.
    -- Andy Andrews

    #Attention #Littles #Pay

  • By the late '90s, those who were paying attention perceived the Internet as a 20-foot tidal wave coming, and we are all in kayaks.
    -- Andy Grove

    #Feet #Attention #Internet

  • Four Rules For Life Show up. Pay attention. Tell the truth. Don't be attached to the results.
    -- Angeles Arrien

    #Life #Attention #Four

  • The rose is without 'why'; it blooms simply because it blooms. It pays no attention to itself, nor does it ask whether anyone sees it.
    -- Angelus Silesius

    #Rose #Doe #Attention

  • Writing novels preserves you in a state of innocence - a lot passes you by - simply because your attention is otherwise diverted.
    -- Anita Brookner

    #Writing #Attention #Innocence

  • Do you want to be an artist so that the whole world will look at you, or do you want to be an artist because you would like to use your ability to attract attention, to have the world see itself through you differently?
    -- Anna Deavere Smith

    #Artist #Looks #Attention

  • I worked very hard and I earned all the attention I'm getting.
    -- Anna Kournikova


  • A masculine education cannot spare from professional study and the necessary acquisition of languages, the time and attention which I have bestowed on the compositions of my countrymen.
    -- Anna Seward

    #Acquisition #Attention #Language

  • Gorgeous, amazing things come into our lives when we are paying attention: mangoes, grandnieces, Bach, ponds. This happens more often when we have as little expectation as possible. If you say, "Well, that's pretty much what I thought I'd see," you are in trouble. At that point you have to ask yourself why you are even here. [...] Astonishing material and revelation appear in our lives all the time. Let it be. Unto us, so much is given. We just have to be open for business.
    -- Anne Lamott

    #Expectations #Ponds #Attention

  • Pay attention to the beauty surrounding you.
    -- Anne Lamott

    #Attention #Pay #Pay Attention

  • Seeing yourself in print is such an amazing concept: you can get so much attention without having to actually show up somewhere... You don't have to dress up, for instance, and you can't hear them boo you right away.
    -- Anne Lamott

    #Dresses #Attention #Print

  • I still remember the five points of salesmanship: attention, interest, conviction, desire and close.
    -- Annette Bening

    #Desire #Attention #Remember

  • I'm not particularly attention-seeking.
    -- Annie Lennox

    #Attention #Attention Seeking

  • Human consciousness is now being drawn inexorably toward the same issues, the gaze of collective attention focused like never before.
    -- Anodea Judith

    #Issues #Attention #Awakening

  • This profession [photography] is deserving of attention and respect equal to that accorded painting, literature, music and architecture.
    -- Ansel Adams

    #Photography #Attention #Literature

  • Blanket compassion will shift the distribution decisively towards the manipulative end of the spectrum, and may paradoxically decrease the compassion with which the genuinely despairing are treated: for they are apt to get lost in the great mass of pseudo-distress and manipulation, and often their conduct draws less attention precisely because it is less attention-seeking.
    -- Anthony Daniels

    #Compassion #Attention #May

  • It was because all we wanted was each other's constant love and attention and for no one else to receive that love and attention, which is a selfish and difficult place to be in a relationship. We were emotionally retarded, and that was the best we could do at the time.
    -- Anthony Kiedis

    #Selfish #Attention #Retarded

  • I think, collectively, we should be paying more attention to what is going on around us in the world among people who dont have the advantages that we have.
    -- Anthony S. Fauci

    #Thinking #People #Attention

  • It is what makes conscious of the conditions and laws of observing which applied in this manner become a theme on its own. The activity of consciousness depending on the way the work itself proceeds, becomes the subject of my attention this way and it is precisely because of this voyeuristic attitude toward the own observation and experience of the subject that the conscious analytic dimension in the work shows.
    -- Antoni Tapies

    #Attitude #Law #Attention

  • This is really the common mentality of prisoners: they read with great attention all the articles that deal with illnesses and send away for treatises and "be your own doctor" or "emergency treatments" and end up by discovering that they have at least 300 or 400 illnesses, whose symptoms they are experiencing.
    -- Antonio Gramsci

    #Doctors #Attention #Emergencies

  • There are a thousand things to hear about, informationally, daily, but the thing that doesn't go away is the one to pay attention to.
    -- Antonya Nelson

    #Going Away #Attention #Pay

  • A lie should be tried in a place where it will attract the attention of the world.
    -- Ariel Sharon

    #Lying #Attention #World

  • Just as a seed grows with the warmth of the sun, so our positive qualities grow when we put our attention on them.
    -- Arielle Ford

    #Quality #Attention #Sun

  • Men pay most attention to what is their own: they care less for what is common; or, at any rate, they care for it only to the extent to which each is individually concerned.
    -- Aristotle

    #Men #Attention #Care

  • My whole life everyone always said 'it can't be done', 'you'll never do it', 'you will fail', 'no one has ever gone from Austria and become a Mr Universe, blah, blah, blah', or when I ran for governor people were sceptical. It was 'you're going to lose' and 'people don't take people from show-business seriously in politics'. So, I've heard all the 'it's impossible' thing but I didn't pay any attention because I believed that I could do it.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #People #Attention #Gone

  • It is my sincere hope that Christopher Bryson's apparently thorough and comprehensive perusal of the scientific literature on the biological actions of fluoride and the ensuing debates through the years will receive the attention it deserves and that its implications will be seriously considered.
    -- Arvid Carlsson

    #Years #Attention #Fluoride

  • Rhinos are just fat unicorns. If we'd give them the time and attention they deserve, as well as a diet: They'd reveal their majestic ways
    -- Ashley Purdy

    #Rhinos #Giving #Attention

  • Never chase love, affection, or attention. If it isn't given freely by another person, it isn't worth having.
    -- Ashley Purdy

    #Attention #Affection #Given

  • Thoughts of themselves have no substance; let them arise and pass away unheeded. Thoughts will not take form of themselves, unless they are grasped by the attention; if they are ignored, there will be no appearing and no disappearing.
    -- Asvaghosa

    #Passing Away #Attention #Substance

  • Show your work, and when the right people show up, pay close attention to them, because they'll have a lot to show you.
    -- Austin Kleon

    #People #Attention #Pay

  • With the attention I got on my wealth, I thought I would have become a source of resentment, but it is just the other way around - it just generates that much more ambition in many people.
    -- Azim Premji

    #Ambition #People #Attention

  • Breath is the vehicle of consciousness and so, by its slow measured observation and distribution, we learn to tug our attention away from external desires toward a judicious, intelligent awareness.
    -- B.K.S. Iyengar

    #Intelligent #Desire #Attention

  • We often fool ourselves that we are concentrating because we fix our attention on wavering objects.
    -- B.K.S. Iyengar

    #Attention #Wavering #Fool

  • Keep your attention internal, not external, not worrying about what others see, but what the Self sees.
    -- B.K.S. Iyengar

    #Self #Worry #Attention

  • When Mama starts to move across a room, people pay attention. You can never be sure she's not going to grab you by the top of the head to steady herself. And she's pretty free with that walking stick, too.
    -- Bailey White

    #Moving #People #Attention

  • Remember something about attention. Yes, it’s possible to buy, grab, or even steal it. But it’s far better to earn it.
    -- Baratunde Thurston

    #Attention #Remember #Stealing

  • Of course the barbarians' aim of world domination has not escaped the attention of the Europeans, perhaps because unlike us they are closer to the walls.
    -- Barbara Amiel

    #Wall #Attention #World

  • Far more gardens fail because the gardener is absent or not paying attention than because he or she lacks erudition. Yes, you need to know your ABCs [the basics], but the more you garden, the more you'll learn what works and what doesn't.
    -- Barbara Damrosch

    #Garden #Needs #Attention