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.
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.
No man is lonely eating spaghetti; it requires so much attention.
The best way to forget ones self is to look at the world with attention and love.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I think the one lesson I have learned is that there is no substitute for paying attention.
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.
Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention.
Speakers who talk about what life has taught them never fail to keep the attention of their listeners.
As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.
Pay attention to your enemies, for they are the first to discover your mistakes.
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