Attention Quotes

I am glad that I paid so little attention to good advice; had I abided by it I might have been saved from some of my most valuable mistakes.

Edna St. Vincent Millay

All of a sudden to get all of this attention, and to be away from home and working all the time was hard. I was on planes all the time. I didn't see my friends. I cried a lot. It was quite terrifying.

Kate Moss

When the punk thing came along and I heard my friends saying, I hate these people with the pins in their ears. I said, Thank God, something got their attention.

Neil Young

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

Working in an office with an array of electronic devices is like trying to get something done at home with half a dozen small children around. The calls for attention are constant.

Marilyn vos Savant

The best way to forget ones self is to look at the world with attention and love.

Red Auerbach

No man is lonely eating spaghetti; it requires so much attention.

Christopher Morley

Throughout my career, if I have done anything, I have paid attention to every note and every word I sing - if I respect the song. If I cannot project this to a listener, I fail.

Frank Sinatra

Humor is richly rewarding to the person who employs it. It has some value in gaining and holding attention, but it has no persuasive value at all.

John Kenneth Galbraith

In the intellectual order, the virtue of humility is nothing more nor less than the power of attention.

Simone Weil

Those who are unhappy have no need for anything in this world but people capable of giving them their attention.

Simone Weil

I'm not one of those people that goes into details of my personal life on national TV to get attention. Some things are better left unsaid.

Mariah Carey

Dealing with complexity is an inefficient and unnecessary waste of time, attention and mental energy. There is never any justification for things being complex when they could be simple.

Edward de Bono

It has always surprised me how little attention philosophers have paid to humor, since it is a more significant process of mind than reason. Reason can only sort out perceptions, but the humor process is involved in changing them.

Edward de Bono

All that attention to the perfect lighting, the perfect this, the perfect that, I find terribly annoying.

Meryl Streep

Thank you for leaving us alone but giving us enough attention to boost our egos.

Mick Jagger

You have to learn the crowd. I just pay attention to them so I can make sure I can make them laugh.

Dane Cook

The moment one gives close attention to any thing, even a blade of grass it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.

Henry Miller

I didn't really seek attention. I just wanted to play the game well and go home.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

The constant attention is what is so difficult.

Natalie Wood

When things haven't gone well for you, call in a secretary or a staff man and chew him out. You will sleep better and they will appreciate the attention.

Lyndon B. Johnson

There have been times when I have deliberately tried to take my life... I think I must have been crying for some attention.

Judy Garland

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

Of all the things Christ wants for us, loving Him and focusing our attention on Him are the most important.

Charles Stanley
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