Attention Quotes

G.K. Chesterton

I am not absentminded. It is the presence of mind that makes me unaware of everything
I am not absentminded. It is the presence of mind that makes me unaware of everything else.

Mary Oliver

To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work.

Toba Beta

If you feel obsessed to prove something to the world, then you'd need world attention to
If you feel obsessed to prove something to the world,
then you'd need world attention to be able to prove it.

Thomas Newkirk

We can learn to pay attention, concentrate, devote ourselves to authors. We can slow down so we can hear the voice of texts, feel the movement of sentences, experience the pleasure of words-and own passages that speak to us. (p. 41)

Susan Sontag

Do stuff. be clenched, curious. Not waiting for inspiration's shove or society's kiss on your forehead. Pay attention. It's all about paying attention. attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager. stay eager.

Michael Bassey Johnson

Concentration is a powerful force, it is the mark of seriousness that attracts certain energies to complete your half-done work.

Eric Micha'el Leventhal

Imagination makes the world
and all the wonders in it.
The seed of every dream unfurls
as you with love begin it!

Michael Bassey Johnson

Focus your attention on the quality of your words, and not the quantity, because few sensible talks attracts millions of listeners more than a thousand gibberish.

Michael Bassey Johnson

When you start listening to side talks, you begin to behave like a child, and you must kill the child to sustain the man, the man is always overlooking and philosophical.

Winifred Gallagher

Over time, a commitment to challenging, focused work and leisure produces not only better daily experience, but also a more complex, interesting person: the long-range benefit of the focused life. As Hobbs put it, the secret of fulfillment is "to choose trouble for oneself in the direction of what one would like to become.

Michael Bassey Johnson

Hope is like air if not built on a fertile ground. A ground that requires attention and nurturing. You cannot stop working on that ground even if the hope is sprouting higher into the sky.

Janet Fitch

Whenever she turned her steep focus to me, I felt the warmth that flowers must feel when they bloom through the snow, under the first concentrated rays of the sun.

Toba Beta

I don't judge people.
It blurs out the center of my attention,
my focus,

Zig Ziglar

Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.

Rachel Cohn

Drosophila,” I said, remembering the word.
“What?” Lily asked.
“Why do girls always fall for guys with the at ention span of drosophila?”
“Fruit flies. Guys with the attention span of fruit flies.”
“Because they’re hot?”
“This,” I told her, “is not the time for be

Michael Bassey Johnson

The more attention you give to your loved ones, the less affection you recieve from them.

Thich Nhat Hanh

The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it. (21)

Bell Hooks

Giving generously in romantic relationships, and in all other bonds, means recognizing when the other person needs our attention. Attention is an important resource.

Doug Dillon

Pay attention to the intricate patterns of your existence that you take for granted.

Tom Clancy

He had to do so many things and make each appear as though it were the only thing he had to do. He had to compartmentalize everything, when on one task to pretend that the others didn't exist.

Rob Liano

Time and attention are the most precious gifts we can give.

Henri Poincaré

How is it that there are so many minds that are incapable of understanding mathematics? ... the skeleton of our understanding, ... and actually they are the majority. ... We have here a problem that is not easy of solution, but yet must engage the attention of all who wish to devote themselves to education.

Rodolfo Costa

When you experience a negative circumstance or event, do not dwell on it. Be proactive - put your attention on what you need to do to bring the situation to a positive result.

Orson Scott Card

Ender began to eat, slowly and carefully, pretending not to notice he was the center of attention.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

What you feed in yourself that grows.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Was Du in Dir nährst, das wächst.

Joseph Campbell

Every moment is utterly unique and will not be continued in eternity. This fact gives life its poignancy and should concentrate your attention on what you are experiencing now.

Mohsin Hamid

Time is our most precious currency. So it’s significant that we are being encouraged, wherever possible, to think of our attention not as expenditure but as consumption. This blurring of labor and entertainment forms the basis, for example, of the financial alchemy that conjures deca-billion-dollar valuations for social-networking companies.

Sylvia Day

There wasn't a woman alive who could resist a man who paid attention to her, who made her feel like she was the only other person in his world.

Tim Wirth

Having a hearing is educational. Having a hearing with television cameras is useful. Having a hearing with two rows of television cameras is Heaven.

Alain De Botton

A popular perception that political news is boring is no minor issue; for when news fails to harness the curiosity and attention of a mass audience through its presentational techniques, a society becomes dangerously unable to grapple with its own dilemmas and therefore to marshal the popular will to change and improve itself.

Orhan Pamuk

The beauty and mystery of this world only emerges through affection, attention, interest and compassion . . . open your eyes wide and actually see this world by attending to its colors, details and irony.

Vera Nazarian

Listen to the trees as they sway in the wind.

Their leaves are telling secrets. Their bark sings songs of olden days as it grows around the trunks. And their roots give names to all things.

Their language has been lost.

But not the gestures.

William Herschel

The phenomena of nature, especially those that fall under the inspection of the astronomer, are to be viewed, not only with the usual attention to facts as they occur, but with the eye of reason and experience.

Richie Norton

Urgency means paying the details the attention they deserve, with the respect they deserve, without delay.

Robert Hellenga

Sometimes pain is God’s megaphone, his only way to get our attention.

Amy Matayo

God is the one who puts dreams inside you. So you'd better chase them fast, before He decides to let them chase you instead....Because sometimes He does that, just to get your attention.

Sarah Ruhl

When I am not paying attention to my children, they appear to desperately need it. When I am giving them my full attention, they seem just as happy to play by themselves. It is as though they need to be certain of my attention in order to play their own games and ignore me.

Tony Reinke

Stories arrest us. Parents use stories to capture the attention of active children. Preachers use stories to capture the attention of sleepy adults.

Cristiane Serruya

We had everything: love, attention, the best money could buy, but we were taught that we had to first give to then receive.

Habeeb Akande

Money may not be able to buy her love but it will definitely make her pay attention.

H.E. Davey

A strong life force can be seen in physical vitality, courage, competent judgment, self-mastery, sexual vigor, and the realization of each person’s unique talents and purpose in life. To maintain a powerful life force, forget yourself, forget about living and dying, and bring your full attention into this moment.

Dejan Stojanovic

Don’t pay attention to those who offer too much.

K.C. Rhoads

Give a man your attention
Lose his
Ignore a man
Gain his attention

Idries Shah

Remember the proverb: 'A sign is enough for the alert, but a thousand counsels are not enough for the negligent.

Michael Bassey Johnson

To be CREATIVE, you have to be CRAZY, not because you're CRAZY or want others to become CRAZY, but because you must be CRAZY, before others become CRAZY for you.

Tim Fargo

Education is every day and everywhere, the only thing you have to pay is attention.

Susan Sontag

A writer, I think, is someone who pays attention to the world."

[Speech upon being awarded the Friedenspreis des Deutschen Buchhandels (Peace Prize of the German Book Trade), Frankfurt Book Fair, October 12, 2003]

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