Quotations on Focus

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But the key shift in focus will be from counter-insurgency operations to more and more cooperation with Iraqi security forces and to building Iraqi security capacity.
- John Abizaid
(Keywords: Building, Cooperation, Focus, Key, Security, Will)

When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.
- Ansel Adams
(Keywords: Content, Focus, Silence, Words)

Fortunately, both television adaptations and the film I've been involved with are pieces of work that I'm proud of, so I'm very happy for people to focus on them.
- Jenny Agutter
(Keywords: Work, People, Film, Focus, Television)

I don't have any focus groups on talent and programming. If I need five people in a mall to be paid $40 to tell me how to do my job, I shouldn't do my job.
- Roger Ailes
(Keywords: Talent, People, Focus, Job, Programming)

But the irony is that because the band isn't the focus any more, it allows me the chance to enjoy being a member of Def Leppard much more.
- Rick Allen
(Keywords: Being, Chance, Focus, Irony)

After I did nine years of a television series, I didn't want to do anything really that involved going to a set and being in front of a camera for quite a while. And when I did start to want to do things, I wanted to focus more on film.
- Gillian Anderson
(Keywords: Being, Film, Focus, Television, Want, Years)

I'm aware of my audience in a way, and I do try to engage with them while I'm trying to go about my business of thinking. I believe they help me by providing a focus.
- David Antin
(Keywords: Business, Focus, Help, Thinking, Trying)

High tech companies that focus on research, development and production will learn that they can be the perfect complement to our world-renowned agriculture heritage.
- Alan Autry
(Keywords: Development, Agriculture, Focus, Production, Research, Will, World)

I think everybody's got different methods of working which suit the particular individual. Mine is to sort of play the part, and give 100%, to concentrate and focus on it while I'm actually working, but then leave it behind until the next day.
- Sean Bean
(Keywords: Day, Focus, Play)

Common sense tells us that we should focus our resources to benefit children, teachers and taxpayers by keeping dollars in the classroom.
- Bob Beauprez
(Keywords: Children, Classroom, Common sense, Focus, Teachers)

Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus.
- Alexander Graham Bell
(Keywords: Work, Thoughts, Focus, Sun)

To me, living in the present means being aware of your conscious choice to focus on the past, present or future - it is not necessarily having to focus on the present.
- Bo Bennett
(Keywords: Being, Choice, Focus, Future, Living, Past, Present)

The key to competing and surviving against Wal-Mart is to focus your business into a niche or pocket where you can leverage your strengths in the local marketplace.
- Michael Bergdahl
(Keywords: Business, Focus, Key)

It will be a hard game if you think about winning a championship. We need to think about our own game at the moment and focus on getting good results especially over the Christmas period.
- Dennis Bergkamp
(Keywords: Winning, Christmas, Focus, Results, Will)

The focus should not be on talking. Talk is cheap. It must be on action.
- Howard Berman
(Keywords: Action, Focus, Talk, Talking)

If I am confirmed, I am confident that my colleagues on the Federal Open Market Committee and I will maintain the focus on long-term price stability as monetary policy's greatest contribution to general economic prosperity and maximum employment.
- Ben Bernanke
(Keywords: Policy, Committee, Focus, Open, Prosperity, Stability, Will)

It is time for us to focus on the issues that bring us together as a nation. Supporting parents' capacity to raise their children with the love and resources they need is simply the right thing to do.
- Joan Blades
(Keywords: Love, Time, Children, Focus, Nation, Parents, Right)

A successful economic development strategy must focus on improving the skills of the area's workforce, reducing the cost of doing business and making available the resources business needs to compete and thrive in today's global economy.
- Rod Blagojevich
(Keywords: Business, Strategy, Successful, Development, Economy, Focus, Needs, Today)

Misdirected focus on paperwork, on procedures, and on bureaucracy frustrates teachers and fails to give children the education they need.
- Christopher Bond
(Keywords: Education, Bureaucracy, Children, Focus, Teachers)

For about ten years now, the struggle for democracy and the respect of human rights has been in the focus point - if not a commodity - of political groups aiming to rise to power.
- Omar Bongo
(Keywords: Power, Democracy, Focus, Rights, Human rights, Now, Respect, Struggle, Years)

Let's leave behind the predictable and stale debate between liberals and conservatives. Let's take the resources that we have, and prioritize, and manage, and focus our energy on just doing things that count - on real results.
- Phil Bredesen
(Keywords: Debate, Energy, Focus, Liberals, Results)

I needed to be in the bush. There I find solitude and beauty and purity and focus. That's where my heart lies.
- Mark Burnett
(Keywords: Beauty, Heart, Focus, Lies, Purity, Solitude)

When you're doing that you lose your focus on the discipline of the business, and how you train people at Hamburger University, and everybody gets on a bigger, different vision, and they're not on the same page.
- Jim Cantalupo
(Keywords: Business, People, Discipline, Vision, Focus, University)

I talked about 12 to 18 months, and that's about reaffirming our foundation for sustained growth: getting the discipline back, getting the basics right, getting the customer focus back... so by the end of next year, I hope most of that's in place.
- Jim Cantalupo
(Keywords: Discipline, Hope, Customer, End, Focus, Months, Right)

And so if your competitors aren't growing, if there isn't a competitive reason to grow, and you want focus and discipline to add customers to existing stores, you adjust your strategy.
- Jim Cantalupo
(Keywords: Strategy, Discipline, Focus, Reason, Want)

You know, there are people making a lot of money in this country who can actually afford their own health care. We are in a situation where we got a safety net in place in this country for people who frankly don't need one. We got to focus on making sure we got a safety net for those who actually need it.
- Eric Cantor
(Keywords: Health, Money, People, Care, Country, Focus, Safety)

I was a pretty angry kid, and I got into military history largely as a way to vent my own anger. As I got older it narrowed down to a more specific focus on individual violence. I'm just trying to understand where it came from.
- Caleb Carr
(Keywords: History, Anger, Focus, Military, Pretty, Trying, Violence)

My focus is to forget the pain of life. Forget the pain, mock the pain, reduce it. And laugh.
- Jim Carrey
(Keywords: Life, Focus, Forget, Pain)

I enjoyed high school and college, and I think I learned a lot, but that was not really my focus. My focus was on trying to figure out what businesses to start.
- Steve Case
(Keywords: College, Focus, School, Trying)

Advocates of unrestricted abortion do not want the public to focus on these undeniable facts of fetal development, but the facts cannot be ignored.
- Robert Casey
(Keywords: Development, Abortion, Facts, Focus, Public, Want)

And I kind of said to myself if I get my voice back I'm not going to take back the old anxiety about it and just focus on the limitations. I'm really going to enjoy it.
- Rosanne Cash
(Keywords: Anxiety, Focus, Limitations, Old, Voice)

At some point you start seeing the difference between what you really want, and what is your priority order. I feel that today I know what I want. That's the problem with perspective, as well as focus and concentration.
- Nick Cave
(Keywords: Difference, Focus, Order, Perspective, Today, Want)

A magazine or a newspaper is a shop. Each is an experiment and represents a new focus, a new ratio between commerce and intellect.
- John Jay Chapman
(Keywords: Commerce, Focus, Intellect)

Occasionally, I would focus on a particular school project and become obsessed with, what seemed to my mother, to be trivial details instead of apportioning the time I spent on school work in a more efficient way.
- Steven Chu
(Keywords: Time, Work, Mother, Focus, Project, School)

The denominational world tries to pressure its members to focus on the birth of Christ, but in doing so layers of guilt are imposed, and competition gets complicated as one Christmas program tries to outdo the other.
- John Clayton
(Keywords: Christ, Christmas, Competition, Focus, Guilt, Pressure, World)

Keep up hope for a better economy, more jobs, better wages, affordable healthcare and all the issues we have brought into focus.
- Bob Clement
(Keywords: Hope, Economy, Focus, Healthcare, Jobs, Wages)

Republicans should simply focus on first principles and give the American people what they want - an honest party dedicated to common sense, fiscal responsibility and limited government. If we govern to save the country, we'll do well as a party.
- Tom Coburn
(Keywords: Government, People, American, Common sense, Country, First, Focus, Party, Principles, Republicans, Responsibility, Want)

I love films where the world seems to be going a bit faster and everything's a bit brighter and more in focus.
- Robbie Coltrane
(Keywords: Love, Focus, World)

I was raised a Christian, but I wouldn't call myself a Christian now. I think when I was younger it was easier to focus on the negative, nihilist vision... this is sort of picking up on the other half of the body, which is God and white light.
- Billy Corgan
(Keywords: God, Negative, Vision, Christian, Body, Focus, Light, Now)

Life takes its path and sometimes there are people to blame. Of course there are bad people in this world. Good, bad, it happens unfortunately. But in a way I think if there was more focus on the good, more good would happen.
- Andrea Corr
(Keywords: Life, People, Blame, Focus, World)

So I don't really focus too much on that, and I think it's dangerous if your goal in life is to get the other guy, then you're not going to be doing a really quality job yourself.
- Katie Couric
(Keywords: Life, Quality, Goal, Focus, Job)

And I've always - the competition is one aspect of the job, but I think if you're too busy worrying about the competition, you don't focus enough on what you're doing.
- Katie Couric
(Keywords: Competition, Focus, Job)

Focus 90% of your time on solutions and only 10% of your time on problems.
- Anthony J. D'Angelo
(Keywords: Time, Focus, Problems)

I think up until that time a lot of focus on Internet coverage was either sort of the bits and bytes aspect of it, sort of the high-tech aspect of it, and the sociological aspect of it, which is how it was transforming culture.
- James Daly
(Keywords: Time, Culture, Focus, Internet)

You've just got to focus on excellence and try not to be distracted by the news and the rumors and the absurdities of the stories that were coming out.
- James Daly
(Keywords: Excellence, Focus, News, Rumors)

I was never that much a focus of interest that I became a 'thing' at an earlier point in my career. I'm aware of having become a 'thing' now, which doesn't give me a lot of pleasure.
- Matt Damon
(Keywords: Career, Focus, Interest, Now, Pleasure)

I think that the mere fact that I'm doing it ought to inspire someone. In junior high school the counselor suggested that I focus on wood shop and metal shop.
- Christopher Darden
(Keywords: Fact, Focus, School, Wood)

There are so many opportunities in life, that the loss of two or three capabilities is not necessarily debilitating. A handicap can give you the opportunity to focus more on art, writing, or music.
- Jim Davis
(Keywords: Music, Art, Life, Opportunity, Focus, Loss, Writing)

The focus of tolerance education is to deal with the concept of equality and fairness. We need to establish confidence with children that there is more goodness than horror in this world.
- Morris Dees
(Keywords: Education, Equality, Children, Confidence, Focus, Goodness, Horror, Tolerance, World)

I only want to do better work. That's the focus of my life.
- Ajay Devgan
(Keywords: Life, Work, Focus, Want)



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