Attention Quotes

I have a low opinion of books; they are but piles of stones set up to show travelers where other minds have been, or at best smoke signals to call attention... One day's exposure to mountains is better than a cart load of books.

John Muir†

Terrorism is in good part an effect of government propaganda; it serves to deflect attention from governmental abuse toward a mostly imagined, highly dangerous outside enemy

Mark Poster

A lover is never a completely self-reliant person viewing the world through his own eyes, but a hostage to a certain delusion. He becomes a perjurer, all his thoughts and emotions being directed with reference, not to an accurate and just appraisal of the real world but rather to the safety and exaltation of his loved one, and the madness with which he pursues her, transmogrifying his attention, blinds him like a victim.

Alexander Theroux

Promptitude is not only a duty, but is also a part of good manners; it is favorable to fortune, reputation, influence, and usefulness; a little attention and energy will form the habit, so as to make it easy and delightful

Charles Simmons

The condition of the tribes which occupy the country set apart for them in the West is highly prosperous, and encourages the hope of their early civilization. They have for the most part abandoned the hunter state and turned their attention to agricultural pursuits.

Martin Van Buren

Worrying about it takes precious time and attention away from your priorities and increases your feelings of dissatisfaction about life

Christina Winsey-Rudd

My father was a tremendous extrovert, always managing to be the center of attention and the life of the party. Mom was just the opposite - quiet, suffering, and neurotic as Hell. Quite a combination, those two. Dad was a terrific ham and Mom was very introverted, and basically sad and self-conscious.

Leonard Rose

The most provocative interpretation is that market participants anticipated that the committee was going to become more democratic once Greenspan departed and began to pay more attention to the comments by other FOMC members.

Brian Sack

Politics can be likened to driving at night over unfamiliar hills and mountains. Close attention must be paid to what the beam can reach and the next bend.

David Trimble

I believe the best service to the child is the service closest to the child, and children who are victims of neglect, abuse, or abandonment must not also be victims of bureaucracy. They deserve our devoted attention, not our divided attention.

Kenny Guinn

One principle reason why men are so often useless is that they divide and shift their attention among a multiplicity of objects and pursuits.

Unknown

The great corrupter of public man is the ego....Looking at the mirror distracts one's attention from the problem.

Dean Acheson

Paradox with him was only truth standing on its head to attract attention.

Earl Warren

Us sing and dance, make faces and give flower bouquets, trying to be loved. You ever notice that trees do everything to git attention we do, except walk?

Alice Walker

A lot of what acting is paying attention.

Robert Redford

Pay no attention to what the critics say. A statue has never been erected in honor of a critic.

Jean Sibelius

It is like our foreign policy has attention deficit disorder.

Tim Ryan

Constant attention by a good nurse may be just as important as a major operation by a surgeon.

Dag Hammarskjold

Pregnant women! They had that weird frisson, an aura of magic that combined awkwardly with an earthy sense of duty. Mundane, because they were nothing unique on the suburban streets; ethereal because their attention was ever somewhere else. Whatever you said was trivial. And they had that preciousness which they imposed wherever they went, compelling attention, constantly reminding you that they carried the future inside, its contours already drawn, but veiled, private, an inner secret.

Ruth Morgan

Mistakes can be corrected by those who pay attention to facts but dogmatism will not be corrected by those who are wedded to a vision.

Thomas Sowell

Weight loss after pregnancy is safe but requires attention and guidelines

Debbie Meyer

It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.

Leonardo da Vinci

Speakers who talk about what life has taught them never fail to keep the attention of their listeners.

Dale Carnegie

In the successful organization, no detail is too small to escape close attention.

Lou Holtz
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