Distractions Quotes

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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

Neeraj Agnihotri
“Social media not only snatches your time, but it also teaches you attention deficiency.”
Neeraj Agnihotri, Procrasdemon - The Artist's Guide to Liberation From Procrastination

Neeraj Agnihotri
“Procrasdemon is fighting hard to feed off of distractions and pleasures.”
Neeraj Agnihotri, Procrasdemon - The Artist's Guide to Liberation From Procrastination

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Distractions can make a day feel like an hour.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Distractions make life seem way shorter than it is.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Neeraj Agnihotri
“Procrastination is an eclipse to your true potential.”
Neeraj Agnihotri, Procrasdemon - The Artist's Guide to Liberation From Procrastination

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“We would rarely waste time if it were earned.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Ron Baratono
“Sometimes we have to push people aside, distance ourselves from others to remain happy. There are people that will try to place you in the darkness they live in, so there not alone. Their objectives so simple, as transparent as the life they live. You’ll walk pass them without a care, smiling when it’s time to leave.”
Ron Baratono

W. Clement Stone
“Keep your mind off the things you don't want by keeping it on the things you do want.”
W. Clement Stone

Friedrich Nietzsche
“... for the objective of all human arrangements is through distracting one's thoughts to cease to be aware of life.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Untimely Meditations

Richie Norton
“When principles guide you, the shiny stuff isn’t a distraction; it’s just a pretty thing to admire as you walk by on the path to success.”
Richie Norton

Lamine Pearlheart
“Don’t let a bad tricks plaid on you become a wicked spell. Convert misdirected passes into great scores. - On Taking Control of Your Future”
Lamine Pearlheart

John C. Maxwell
“The mind will not focus until it has clear objectives. But the purpose of goals is to focus your attention and give you direction, not to identify a final destination.”
John C. Maxwell, Thinking for a Change: 11 Ways Highly Successful People Approach Life and Work [Paperback] [Oct 05, 2014] JOHN C. MAXWELL

“We live in an interconnected world of exploding information density where a million things are clamoring for our attention all the time”
Steve Woodruff, Clarity Wins: Get Heard. Get Referred.

Frank Sonnenberg
“Stop letting other people hijack your day.”
Frank Sonnenberg, Soul Food: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life

Siegfried Lenz
“One look at an email can rob you of 15 minutes of focus. One call on your cell phone, one tweet, one instant message can destroy your schedule, forcing you to move meetings, or blow off really important things, like love, and friendship.”
Siegfried Lenz

Steven Redhead
“Don't be impacted by things that are only fleeting temporary distractions.”
Steven Redhead, Life Is a Dance

“Stay focused on your values. Stay focused on what is most important to you. Don't let what is happening around you distract you, from you. Don't give drama any time and attention.”
Akiroq Brost

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

Seanan McGuire
“Sometimes you need to take peoples' minds of their problems if you want those problems to resolve themselves," said Marcia. "Focusing on things can make them worse."
"Not all problems go away if you ignore them. Most don't."
"No, but not all problems can be fixed. Sometimes you have to wait until the situation changes.”
Seanan McGuire, The Unkindest Tide

Germany Kent
“I don't deal with people who have no goals and no vision. If that sounds like you, stay away from me. I'm not your kind of person. ”
Germany Kent

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