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Wise Quotes about Attention

May you find great value in these Attention quotes and sayings.

The Main Thing is to Keep
The Main Thing The Main Thing.
- Stephen Covey

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The traveler sees what he sees,
the tourist sees what he has come to see.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Your eyes must not determine what you see. pay attention.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

As every divided kingdom falls,
so every mind divided between
many studies confounds and saps itself.
- Leonardo da Vinci

 

Keep your attention focused entirely
on what is truly your own concern,
and be clear that what belongs to others
is their business and none of yours.
- Epictetus

When I find that I can't accept what is happening,
I turn my attention to accepting my non-acceptance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Excellence is not a destination to be arrived at,
but a path of continual attention and improvement.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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When you can do the common things of life in an uncommon way,
you will command the attention of the world.
- George Washington Carver

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

Curiosity takes courage.
The most important promises are the ones you make to yourself.
Pay Attention.
Appreciate. Listen. Imagine.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Pay attention to rainbows, and snowflakes,
butterflies and the songs of birds,
the crash of storm-driven waves
and the mirror-surface of a quiet pond.
Let the depths of nature become a part of your innermost being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Attention is the ability we have to discriminate
and to focus only on that which we want to perceive.
- don Miguel Ruiz

I hold my course with focused attention
and relentless commitment,
as I weather the storms of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We make sacred pact. I promise teach
karate to you, you promise learn.
I say, you do, no questions.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary.
It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body.
It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.
- Winston Churchill

Footprints in the sand...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Pay attention.
Don't let resentments or pessimism answer for you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we had paid no more attention to our plants than we have to our children,
we would now be living in a jungle of weed.
- Luther Burbank

Attention to health is life greatest hindrance.
- Plato

Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl
is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.
- Albert Einstein

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

Learn to become still. And to take your attention
away from what you don't want, and all the emotional charge around it,
and place your attention on what you wish to experience.
- Michael Beckwith

I have three kinds of friends:
those who love me,
those who pay no attention to me,
and those who detest me.
- Nicolas De Chamfort

That's the motivation of an artist -
to seek attention of some kind.
- James Taylor

Every year of my life I grow more convinced that it
is wisest and best to fix our attention on the beautiful and the good,
and dwell as little as possible on the evil and the false.
- Richard Cecil

I Act with Bold Courage -
Taking inspiration from the powerful vision of my future,
I boldly set sail with courage and intent.
I hold my course with focused attention and relentless commitment,
as I weather the storms of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say.
I just watch what they do.
- Andrew Carnegie

Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with
the gift of your attention.
- Jim Rohn

Look closely... See with new eyes...
Don't just pass by what is familiar without a thought.
Pay attention and look closely.
There is beauty - there is discovery -
there in a whole new world hiding
beneath the face of the familiar.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Rainbows and butterflies are themselves beautiful and highly symbolic,
but they are also representative of
all the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every day is a good day to make a resolution
for beginning a new way of living,
but the New Year's Day holiday provides a good focus
for reviewing our lives and resolving
to live each day with conscious attention.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we bestow but a very little attention to the economy of the animal creation,
we shall find manifest examples of premeditation,
perseverance, resolution, and consumate artifice,
in order to effect their purpose.
- William Bartram

Architects in the past have tended to concentrate their
attention on the building as a static object.
I believe dynamics are more important:
the dynamics of people,
their interaction with spaces and environmental condition.
- John Portman

Those distractions that turn my attention from
what I thought I was going to do today are not "rat holes";
they are Enchanted Rabbit Holes
with a Magical White Bunny awaiting in each.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are choirs singing in your head.
If you listen, you will hear the music.
It is the song of angels.
Pay no attention to the sounds of the world.
They are just noises, and even when
added up all together
they have no value, make no sense.
Strain to hear the song of angels.
Listen to the melody within your soul.
- Neale Donald Walsch

The attention of a traveller, should be particularly turned,
in the first place, to the various works of Nature,
to mark the distinctions of the climates he may explore,
and to offer such useful observations on the different
productions as may occur.
- William Bartram

I am a control freak.
I am very hands on and pay attention to details.
- Victoria Beckham

The audience only pays attention as long as you know where you are going.
- Phil Crosby

As a teacher you are more or less obliged to pay the
same amount of attention to everything.
That can wear you down.
- Marilyn Hacker

Human behavior in the midst of hardship caught my attention very early on,
and my first stories were all pictures,
no words.
- Wally Lamb

The one lesson I have learned is that there is no substitute for paying attention.
- Diane Sawyer

You glance at an e-mail.
You give more attention to a real letter.
- Judith Martin

I knew very early on that there would be quite a bit of attention:
Superman is known all over the place.
- Brandon Routh

We havent really paid much attention to thought as a process.
we have engaged in thoughts, but we have only paid
attention to the content,
not to the process.
- David Bohm

In our show you have to pay attention and know what happened before.
I think it's very intelligent entertainment.
It makes demands of viewers that a lot of shows don't.
- Victor Garber

I envy paranoids; they actually feel people are paying attention to them.
- Susan Sontag

Like, my mother would have company over,
and I would sing so they'd pay attention to me.
- Little Richard

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

My greatest concern is that the emergence of this technology
without the appropriate public attention and international
controls could lead to an unstable arms race.
- K. Eric Drexler

Success in any endeavor requires single-minded attention
to detail and total concentration.
- Willie Sutton

As soon as you get a certain amount of attention,
then everybody kinda wants to start taking pot shots at you.
All your old friends that supported you don't support you any more.
- John Zorn

Nothing in medicine is so insignificant as to merit attention.
- Thomas Sydenham

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

Buildings designed with careful attention to aesthetics
arouse and enlighten their occupants and that promotes their good health.
- Robert Evans

Writing is hard work.
Generating stories that catch people's attention and
holding it are very difficult.
- David Ogden Stiers

Newscasters cannot call attention to themselves by
being too attractive or too unattractive.
- Jessica Savitch

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

All fame ever does for you is get attention for the
work you really want to do.
- Jonathan Frid

Once I had all the attention, all I had to do was deliver.
- Ethel Merman

When it comes to helping out, I don't believe in doing
it for the media attention.
My goal is to support the organizations that need help.
- Paul Allen

I cannot stand public attention, I just can't.
Of course, if I may I might write something instead.
- Elfriede Jelinek

Being the first to do something like this also registers
a lot of attention that the line might not have gotten
if all four books had just appeared from one company.
- Mark Millar

Being a good songwriter means paying attention and
sticking your hand out the window to catch the song
on the way to someone else's house!
- Nanci Griffith

The value of impermanence is to call attention to the permanent.
- Stuart Davis

Obviously any group that has to have funding also needs
to get attention to their issues.
- Bjorn Lomborg

Attention is the way social primates measure status.
It is highly rewarding because it causes the release
of brain chemicals such as dopamine and endorphins.
- Keith Henson

I think I'm a focus for international attention.
- Sting

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

If you are looking for smart judging based on merit,
skip the Academy Awards next year and pay attention
to the Independent Spirit Awards.
- Annie Proulx

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

I was really kind of shy as a child.
But I would do things for attention.
- Little Richard


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