Distractions Quotes

Quotes tagged as "distractions" (showing 1-30 of 84)
Patricia Highsmith
“My imagination functions much better when I don't have to speak to people.”
Patricia Highsmith

Winston S. Churchill
“You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks.”
Winston S. Churchill

Stephanie Perkins
“Phones are distracting. The internet is distracting.The way he looked at you? He wasn't distracted. He was consumed.”
Stephanie Perkins, Isla and the Happily Ever After

Sarah Rees Brennan
“He punched me in the face," Ash said, who understandably did not seem to find the situation humorous at all. "And then he yelled at me for sleeping with our personal trainer!"
"I was told breakup scenes were a good way to distract people," Jared said with beautiful simplicity.
"Ash looked so surprised," Holly said. "He had no idea what was going on. He said, 'I didn't sleep with our personal trainer! We don't even have a personal trainer!'"
Angela and Holly giggled. Ash held the back of his hand to his bleeding mouth and glared.
Jared was still grinning like a maniac. "In that case," he told Ash solemnly, "I will consider taking you back.”
Sarah Rees Brennan, Unspoken

C.S. Lewis
“In those days a boy on the classical side officially did almost nothing but classics. I think this was wise; the greatest service we can to education today is to teach few subjects. No one has time to do more than a very few things well before he is twenty, and when we force a boy to be a mediocrity in a dozen subjects we destroy his standards, perhaps for life.”
C.S. Lewis

“Frequently we do not leave the past behind. We clasp on to it. We dissect it, and let fears for the future, tempered by the past, unconsciously prevent us from taking up the task eternal.”
Ray Simpson, Exploring Celtic Spirituality

Dean Koontz
“Fire, ice, asteroids and pole shifts are bogeymen with which we distract ourselves from the real threat of our time. In an age when everyone invents his own truth, there is no community, only factions. Without community, there can be no consensus to resist the greedy, the envious, the power-mad narcissists who seize control and turn the institutions of civilization into a series of doom machines.”
Dean Koontz, Relentless

Francesca Lia Block
“War is being reminded that you are completely at the mercy of death at every moment, without the illusion that you are not. Without the distractions that make life worth living.”
Francesca Lia Block, House of Dolls

Rainer Maria Rilke
“We lead our lives so poorly because we arrive in the present always unprepared, incapable, and too distracted for everything.”
Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters on Life

“How tragic it is to find that an entire lifetime is wasted in pursuit of distractions while purpose is neglected.”
Sunday Adelaja, How To Become Great Through Time Conversion: Are you wasting time, spending time or investing time?

“If you understand that a wasted time is a wasted life, you will start running away from television, you will begin to run away from movies, you will run away from games like criminal case and candy crush.”
Sunday Adelaja, How To Become Great Through Time Conversion: Are you wasting time, spending time or investing time?

Carlos Wallace
“I just follow God's lead. One step, one day and one opportunity at a time. The hardest part is not becoming distracted.”
Carlos Wallace, The Other 99 T.Y.M.E.S: Train Your Mind to Enjoy Serenity

Joyce Rachelle
“How might it feel to be fully present in every moment all of the time?”
Joyce Rachelle

“Your time keeps flying away into vanity while you dine with your distractions. Your life keeps diminishing while you waste your time feeding your distractions.”
Sunday Adelaja, How To Become Great Through Time Conversion: Are you wasting time, spending time or investing time?

“You must understand that your creativity comes alive when you spend time alone focusing on your projects without distractions.”
Sunday Adelaja, How To Become Great Through Time Conversion: Are you wasting time, spending time or investing time?

“Your ability to overcome distractions will determine how long you can stay in solitude.”
Sunday Adelaja, How To Become Great Through Time Conversion: Are you wasting time, spending time or investing time?

“When you understand the value of time, the resource and the wealth of time, you will be running away from the crowd, you will be running away from distractions.”
Sunday Adelaja, How To Become Great Through Time Conversion: Are you wasting time, spending time or investing time?

“Your time keeps flying away into vanity while you dine with your distractions.”
Sunday Adelaja, How To Become Great Through Time Conversion: Are you wasting time, spending time or investing time?

“Most of the people in the world are just distracted and work only on the surface but if you will be deep enough to concentrate and study or rehearse anything, the world will bow in honor of you.”
Sunday Adelaja, How To Become Great Through Time Conversion: Are you wasting time, spending time or investing time?

“When you are able to overcome distractions, then you will be able to do something more specific, something more precise and definite with the time that you have.”
Sunday Adelaja, How To Become Great Through Time Conversion: Are you wasting time, spending time or investing time?

Tracey Bond
“Consistent and chronic distractions have the power we give it focal access, to rob us of our long-term historic memory of unhurried moments in life where we are divinely invited to experience that which is the lovely, praiseworthy and excellent...give heed to the call of voices in a song that raises the vibration of a melodic verses, in such a spectacular way, that our neurons create a bio-celluar concert to revive the soul of our best memories. . .selah”
Tracey Bond

“Pressure knocks at my door
A clock ticks and demands its due
The lava burns from the floor
But not in a game like it used to.

So little time to figure it all out
So many distractions to prevent success
I’m in a dark forest with no path or route
But this internal fire knows no rest.”
Justin Wetch, Bending The Universe

“Imagine that a writer has to finish a novel in three months. The objective is clear; the problem is that the writer can't stop obsessing over it. Every day she wakes up thinking, "I have to write that novel," and every day she sets about reading the newspaper and cleaning the house. Every evening she feels frustrated and promises she'll get to work the next day. Days, weeks, and months pass, and the writer still has't gotten anything down on the page, when all it would have taken was to sit down and get that first word out, then the second . . . to flow with the project, expressing their ikigai. As soon as you take these first small steps, your anxiety will disappear and you will achieve a pleasant flow in the activity you're doing.”
Héctor García, Ikigai - A hosszú élet japán titka

“It must be emphasized that hygge entails commitment to the present moment and a readiness to set distractions aside. -Judith Friedman Hansen”
Louisa Thomsen Brits, The Book of Hygge: The Danish Art of Living Well

“Taking control of your life means avoiding unnecessary distraction”
Sunday Adelaja, No One Is Better Than You

“It is easier to convert your time into products when you move away from any distractions.”
Sunday Adelaja, How To Become Great Through Time Conversion: Are you wasting time, spending time or investing time?

Freequill
“In a world of distractions we begin to ‘live’ on the outside.”
Freequill

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