Distraction Quotes

Genitals are a great distraction to scholarship.

Sir Malcolm Stanley Bradbury

At painful times, when composition is impossible and reading is not enough, grammars and dictionaries are excellent for distraction.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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.

Carl Lewis

Nonsense is always a distraction.

Jeff Gundy

Another novelty is the tea-party, an extraordinary meal in that, being offered to persons that have already dined well, it supposes neither appetite nor thirst, and has no object but distraction, no basis but delicate enjoyment.

Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

The art of meditation may be exercised at all hours, and in all places; and men of genius, in their walks, at table, and amidst assemblies, turning the eye of the mind inwards, can form an artificial solitude; retired amidst a crowd, calm amidst distraction, and wise amidst folly.

Isaac D'Israeli

If you can become a mirror you have become a meditator. Meditation is nothing but skill in mirroring. And now, no word moves inside you so there is no distraction.


News is important information that may influence your investments. Noise is talk or buzz or some headline that prevents you from seeing a story clearly. News is useful. Noise is a distraction. Calling what's noise and news after the fact is easy.

Maria Bartiromo

We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.

Hilaire Belloc

I am one of a team of Iraqi weapons inspectors currently travelling through the United Kingdom under very difficult conditions searching for weapons of mass distraction.

Attila the Stockbroker

I have wandered all my life, and I have also traveled; the difference between the two being this, that we wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.

Joseph Hilaire Pierre Ren Belloc

Know Im ready for whatever, ready for the action. Im still focused on my sh-t, but girl Im up for a distraction.


It is important that I leave now to avoid further distraction from the ongoing mission of FEMA.

Michael D. Brown

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