It is more difficult to keep the attention of hearers than of readers.
Comedians are never really on vacation because you're always at attention... that antenna is always out there.
Some genres I'm not a huge fan of but there are always exceptions that break the rules. There are always a few people doing it in a way weird enough to grab my attention.
You stick your head above the crowd and attract attention and sometimes somebody will throw a rock at you. That's the territory. You buy the land, you get the Indians.
The relationship of the toastmaster to speaker should be the same as that of the fan to the fan dancer. It should call attention to the subject without making any particular effort to cover it.
Never pay the slightest attention to what a company president ever says about his stock.
To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work.
The one lesson I have learned is that there is no substitute for paying attention.
I pay no attention whatever to anybody's praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings.
The day is past when schools could afford to give sufficient time and attention to the teaching of the ancient languages to enable the student to get that enjoyment out of classical literature that made the lives of our grandfathers so rich.
If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention, than to any other talent.
“Order is never observed; it is disorder that attracts attention because it is awkward and intrusive.
We may seek a fortune for no greater reason than to secure the respect and attention of people who would otherwise look straight through us.
The administration is not paying attention to the laws of biodiversity. It\'s paying far more attention to the laws of political expediency.
Science, or para-science, tells us that geraniums bloom better if they are spoken to. But a kind word every now and then is really quite enough. Too much attention, like too much feeding, and weeding and hoeing, inhibits and embarrasses them.
Advertisements are now so numerous that they are very negligently perused, and it is therefore become necessary to gain attention by magnificence of promises and by eloquence sometimes sublime and sometimes pathetic.
In all evils which admit a remedy, impatience should be avoided, because it wastes that time and attention in complaints which, if properly applied, might remove the cause.
Writing novels preserves you in a state of innocence -- a lot passes you by -- simply because your attention is otherwise diverted.
People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and thats what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life.
People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that's what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life.
Human behavior in the midst of hardship caught my attention very early on, and my first stories were all pictures, no words.
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.
Those who give too much attention to trifling things become generally incapable of great ones.
This important new organization has lots of energy and the participation of a broad cross section of members of the academic, science and technology industries. They will play a pivotal role by focusing much needed attention on this important economic vehicle.
In light of the substantial attention given this case by the Supreme Court, I believe my continued participation would create a distraction of no benefit to the parents or the best interest of the child.