Quotations on Attention

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I didn't really seek attention. I just wanted to play the game well and go home.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Keywords: Home, Attention, Play)

The great corrupter of public man is the ego. Looking at the mirror distracts one's attention from the problem.
- Dean Acheson
(Keywords: Attention, Ego, Man, Public)

If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice, or representation.
- Abigail Adams
(Keywords: Attention, Care, Ladies, Laws, Rebellion, Voice, Will)

To leave in search of yourself, of your real needs, is easier when you don't have to justify yourself to anyone, when there are not too many people bestowing you their attention.
- Isabelle Adjani
(Keywords: People, Attention, Needs)

In a country of such recent civilization as ours, whose almost limitless treasures of material wealth invite the risks of capital and the industry of labor, it is but natural that material interests should absorb the attention of the people to a degree elsewhere unknown.
- Felix Adler
(Keywords: People, Civilization, Wealth, Attention, Country, Labor)

I honestly didn't expect this much attention, but it just keeps happening so I must be doing something right.
- Freddy Adu
(Keywords: Attention, Right)

We do all the appropriating. They do not do any of it down at the White House. They send a budget up here, and we don't have to pay any attention it to at all. We do what we want to do.
- Lamar Alexander
(Keywords: Attention, Want)

Such being the nature of mental life, the business of psychology is primarily to describe in detail the various forms which attention or conation assumes upon the different levels of that life.
- Samuel Alexander
(Keywords: Business, Life, Nature, Attention, Being, Detail, Psychology)

When it comes to helping out, I don't believe in doing it for the media attention. My goal is to support the organizations that need help.
- Paul Allen
(Keywords: Goal, Attention, Help, Media, Support)

Don't let the opinions of the average man sway you. Dream, and he thinks you're crazy. Succeed, and he thinks you're lucky. Acquire wealth, and he thinks you're greedy. Pay no attention. He simply doesn't understand.
- Robert G. Allen
(Keywords: Dream, Wealth, Attention, Man, Opinions, Succeed)

I had a really good time with Martha Stewart, who also is somebody I really admire a lot. I've learned a lot from her and I think all of America has, about attention to detail and using fresh ingredients and making things beautiful and special.
- Ted Allen
(Keywords: Time, America, Attention, Detail)

Despite the increase in world attention toward Sudan in the past months, the genocide in Darfur has continued without any serious attempt by the Sudanese government to do what governments primarily exist to do, protect their citizens.
- Tom Allen
(Keywords: Government, Attention, Genocide, Months, Past, World)

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
(Keywords: Attention, World)

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
(Keywords: Poetry, Values, Attention, Results)

I didn't pay as much attention in school as I would have liked to.
- Gillian Anderson
(Keywords: Attention, School)

Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives: where we focus our attention.
- Greg Anderson
(Keywords: Change, Happiness, Attention, Focus)

We learn the inner secret of happiness when we learn to direct our inner drives, our interest and our attention to something besides ourselves.
- Ethel Percy Andrus
(Keywords: Happiness, Attention, Interest)

When you make a commitment to a relationship, you invest your attention and energy in it more profoundly because you now experience ownership of that relationship.
- Barbara de Angelis
(Keywords: Experience, Attention, Commitment, Energy, Now, Ownership)

Fame is addictive. Money is addictive. Attention is addictive. But golf is second to none.
- Marc Anthony
(Keywords: Money, Attention, Fame, Golf)

Pay attention to your enemies, for they are the first to discover your mistakes.
- Antisthenes
(Keywords: Attention, Enemies, First, Mistakes)

Children are supposed to help hold a marriage together. They do this in a number of ways. For instance, they demand so much attention that a husband and wife, concentrating on their children, fail to notice each other's faults.
- Richard Armour
(Keywords: Marriage, Wife, Husband, Attention, Children, Faults, Help)

Look, I get it; you come home, you work hard, and you turn on your TV... You kind of want to escape a little bit and be taken away by something. Our show required you to pay attention, and if that's not what you wanted to do, then it wasn't going to be for you, and that's OK.
- Will Arnett
(Keywords: Work, Home, Attention, Want)

Maybe it's legitimate criticism, though it can be hurtful. Maybe I haven't paid sufficient attention to the people with whom I would have a natural affinity as a liberal, and they feel let down by that.
- Paddy Ashdown
(Keywords: People, Attention, Criticism, Liberal)

Choice of attention - to pay attention to this and ignore that - is to the inner life what choice of action is to the outer. In both cases, a man is responsible for his choice and must accept the consequences, whatever they may be.
- W. H. Auden
(Keywords: Life, Action, Attention, Choice, Consequences, Man, May)

The best way to forget ones self is to look at the world with attention and love.
- Red Auerbach
(Keywords: Love, Attention, Forget, Self, World)

There were scenes that just for length purposes, and knowing that the attention span of kids is not great, don't make it much longer than about 90 minutes.
- John Badham
(Keywords: Attention, Kids)

A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them.
- Liberty Hyde Bailey
(Keywords: Attention, Effort, Garden, Intentions, Labor, Plants)

The interparliamentary conference should, in my opinion, direct its particular attention to the preparation of the next Hague Conference, the diplomatic conference, the conference of governments.
- Fredrik Bajer
(Keywords: Attention, Opinion, Preparation)

If anyone would have been paying serious attention to my puppet shows, I would have been sent to therapy very young.
- Bob Balaban
(Keywords: Attention, Therapy)

There are few things more dreadful than dealing with a man who knows he is going under, in his own eyes, and in the eyes of others. Nothing can help that man. What is left of that man flees from what is left of human attention.
- James A. Baldwin
(Keywords: Attention, Eyes, Help, Man, Nothing)

If you dedicate your attention to discipline in your life you become smarter while you are writing than while you are hanging out with your pals or in any other line of work.
- Russell Banks
(Keywords: Life, Work, Discipline, Attention, Writing)

Everybody in Spain is sick of me. But in America, there's curiosity about the new kid on the block who doesn't speak English very well. The attention makes me feel vulnerable, which is something I hadn't felt in a while. But I like it.
- Javier Bardem
(Keywords: America, Attention, Curiosity, English, Spain)

The attention of a traveller, should be particularly turned, in the first place, to the various works of Nature, to mark the distinctions of the climates he may explore, and to offer such useful observations on the different productions as may occur.
- William Bartram
(Keywords: Nature, Attention, First, May)

If we bestow but a very little attention to the economy of the animal creation, we shall find manifest examples of premeditation, perseverance, resolution, and consumate artifice, in order to effect their purpose.
- William Bartram
(Keywords: Perseverance, Purpose, Attention, Creation, Economy, Effect, Order, Resolution)

Never pay the slightest attention to what a company president ever says about his stock.
- Bernard Baruch
(Keywords: Attention, Company, President)

It was my study of the two Corinthian letters that first caused me to concentrate my attention more directly on the relation of the apostle Paul to the older apostles.
- Ferdinand Christian Baur
(Keywords: Attention, First, Letters, Study)

People are concerned, here again, about life, and haven't given a whole lot of attention to how you make fathers responsible for the lives they bring into the world.
- Birch Bayh
(Keywords: Life, People, Attention, Fathers, World)

Being a husband is a whole-time job. That is why so many husbands fail. They cannot give their entire attention to it.
- Arnold Bennett
(Keywords: Husband, Attention, Being, Husbands, Job)

Using rhetorical questions in speeches is a great way to keep the audience involved. Don't you think those kinds of questions would keep your attention?
- Bo Bennett
(Keywords: Attention, Questions)

Happiness is like a cat, If you try to coax it or call it, it will avoid you; it will never come. But if you pay not attention to it and go about your business, you'll find it rubbing against your legs and jumping into your lap.
- William Bennett
(Keywords: Happiness, Business, Attention, Will)

True art tries not to attract attention in order to be noticed.
- Jose Bergamin
(Keywords: Art, Attention, Order)

We have seen from experience that, if we are in the habit of walking regularly on the same road, we are able to think about other things while walking, without paying attention to our steps.
- Vinoba Bhave
(Keywords: Experience, Habit, Attention, Road, Walking)

I've never had a bank account in Switzerland since 1984. Why would the Swiss do this to me? Maybe the Swiss are trying to divert attention from the Holocaust gold scandal.
- Benazir Bhutto
(Keywords: Attention, Bank account, Gold, Scandal, Trying)

Especially in local elections, because hardly anybody pays attention to those - but it's really important who's mayor and who's on the city council, county commissioners, sheriffs, district attorney, and of course the school board.
- Jello Biafra
(Keywords: Attention, Elections, School)

In the first place, you must pay great attention to the key note.
- William Billings
(Keywords: Attention, First, Key)

If you look at a lot of animated movies, they don't pay attention to how things move through space.
- Brad Bird
(Keywords: Movies, Attention, Space)

Female television viewers paid attention to Catherine Gale.
- Honor Blackman
(Keywords: Attention, Television)

Discipline is based on pride, on meticulous attention to details, and on mutual respect and confidence. Discipline must be a habit so ingrained that it is stronger than the excitement of the goal or the fear of failure.
- Gary Ryan Blair
(Keywords: Fear, Discipline, Failure, Goal, Habit, Attention, Confidence, Excitement, Pride, Respect)

What is the effect of unlimited coinage of silver in this country? and I invite your attention to this particularly, because it is a question of vital importance.
- Richard Parks Bland
(Keywords: Attention, Country, Effect, Importance, Question)

I knew Secrets and Lies was a great film, but I didn't expect it to get the attention it did because none of his other films had and I thought they were just as good.
- Brenda Blethyn
(Keywords: Thought, Attention, Film, Lies, Secrets)



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