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Quotes About Attention

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Susan Sontag
“Attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager. Stay eager.”
Susan Sontag

G.K. Chesterton
“I am not absentminded. It is the presence of mind that makes me unaware of everything else.”
G.K. Chesterton

Susan Sontag
“Do stuff. be clenched, curious. Not waiting for inspiration's shove or society's kiss on your forehead. Pay attention. It's all about paying attention. attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager. stay eager.”
Susan Sontag

Zig Ziglar
“Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.”
Zig Ziglar

Mary Oliver
“To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work.”
Mary Oliver

Thích Nhất Hạnh
“The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it. (21)”
Thích Nhất Hạnh, Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life

Toba Beta
“I don't judge people.
It blurs out the center of my attention,
my focus,
myself.”
Toba Beta, Betelgeuse Incident: Insiden Bait Al-Jauza

Winifred Gallagher
“Temperamentally anxious people can have a hard time staying motivated, period, because their intense focus on their worries distracts them from their goals.”
Winifred Gallagher, Rapt: Attention and the Focused Life

Criss Jami
“A man who goes into a restaurant and blatantly disrespects the servers shows a strong discontent with his own being. Deep down he knows that restaurant service is the closest thing he will ever experience to being served like a king.”
Criss Jami

Susan Sontag
“A writer, I think, is someone who pays attention to the world."

[Speech upon being awarded the Friedenspreis des Deutschen Buchhandels (Peace Prize of the German Book Trade), Frankfurt Book Fair, October 12, 2003]”
Susan Sontag

Sonia Rumzi
“Anyone who teaches me deserves my respect, honoring and attention.”
Sonia Rumzi

Hidekaz Himaruya
“It seems as if Americans like to be the center of attention even after they're dead.”
Hidekaz Himaruya, Hetalia: Axis Powers, Vol. 2

Criss Jami
“It's not at all hard to understand a person; it's only hard to listen without bias.”
Criss Jami

Jarod Kintz
“I don’t demand much. All I expect is for you to love me so much you kill yourself just to get my attention.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title

William Hazlitt
“The art of conversation is the art of hearing as well as of being heard.”
William Hazlitt, Selected Essays, 1778-1830

Janet Fitch
“Whenever she turned her steep focus to me, I felt the warmth that flowers must feel when they bloom through the snow, under the first concentrated rays of the sun.”
Janet Fitch, White Oleander

Toba Beta
“You can't get attention of one who focused on himself.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

“There are so many attention whores out there, prostituting for people's acknowledgment”
Jason Myers, The Mission

Rodolfo Costa
“When you experience a negative circumstance or event, do not dwell on it. Be proactive — put your attention on what you need to do to bring the situation to a positive result.”
Rodolfo Costa, Advice My Parents Gave Me: and Other Lessons I Learned from My Mistakes

Margaret Mitchell
“The way to get a man interested and to hold his interest was to talk about himself, and then gradually lead the conversation around yourself—and keep it there.”
Margaret Mitchell

Lisa McMann
“Cabel gives her a quizzical look. "I am totally not getting enough attention here.”
Lisa McMann, Fade

Amy Tan
“Fate is shaped half by expectation, half by inattention.”
Amy Tan, The Joy Luck Club

Julio Cortázar
“We know that attention acts as a lightning rod. Merely by concentrating on something one causes endless analogies to collect around it, even penetrate the boundaries of the subject itself: an experience that we call coincidence, serendipity – the terminology is extensive. My experience has been that in these circular travels what is really significant surrounds a central absence, an absence that, paradoxically, is the text being written or to be written.”
Julio Cortázar, Around the Day in Eighty Worlds

Chip Heath
“The most basic way to get someone's attention is this: Break a pattern.”
Chip Heath, Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die

Rachel Carson
“The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us the less taste we shall have for the destruction of our race. Wonder and humility are wholesome emotions, and they do not exist side by side with a lust for destruction.

{Speech accepting the John Burroughs Medal}”
Rachel Carson

Toba Beta
“If you feel obsessed to prove something to the world,
then you'd need world attention to be able to prove it.”
Toba Beta, Betelgeuse Incident: Insiden Bait Al-Jauza

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Don't pretend to be what you're not, instead, pretend to what you want to be, it is not pretence, it is a journey to self realization.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Mary Oliver
“All night my heart makes its way
however it can over the rough ground
of uncertainties, but only until night
meets and then is overwhelmed by
morning, the light deepening, the
wind easing and just waiting, as I
too wait (and when have I ever been
disappointed?) for redbird to sing”
Mary Oliver, A Thousand Mornings

Julia Scheeres
“It took him a while to figure out that gaining an audience was not the same thing as gaining friends.”
Julia Scheeres, Jesus Land

Neil Postman
“Television screens saturated with commercials promote the utopian and childish idea that all problems have fast, simple, and technological solutions. You must banish from your mind the naive but commonplace notion that commercials are about products. They are about products in the same sense that the story of Jonah is about the anatomy of whales. ”
Neil Postman

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