Attention Quotes

“You will have bad times, but they wil...

“You will have bad times, but they will always wake you up to the stuff you weren’t paying attention to.” - Robin Williams
📅︎ Feb 17
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The wrong person makes you beg for attention, aff...

The wrong person makes you beg for attention, affection, love and commitment. The right person gives you these things because they love you. - Sonya Parker
📅︎ Mar 06
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"Attention changes what kind of a thing come...

"Attention changes what kind of a thing comes into being for us: in that way it changes the world." —Iain McGilchrist, “Examining Attention”
📅︎ Mar 07
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“Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It f...

“Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.” - Winston Churchill
📅︎ Mar 02
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"Sometimes people do things not to receive attention...

"Sometimes people do things not to receive attention nor is it a cry for help, sometimes it is as simple as wanting to truly disappear from the face of the earth."
📅︎ Feb 28
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"Many of the things we find interesting are not...

"Many of the things we find interesting are not so by nature, but because we took the trouble of paying attention to them." – Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
📅︎ Feb 15
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“You’ll have bad times, but it’ll always wak...

“You’ll have bad times, but it’ll always wake you up to the good stuff you weren’t paying attention to” (robin Williams good will hunting)
📅︎ Feb 24
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People may not tell you how...

People may not tell you how they feel about you, but they always show you. Pay attention.
📅︎ Nov 30
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Life is not in the past, life is not in the future. Life is in the pre...

Life is not in the past, life is not in the future. Life is in the present. The present is what we call life. We should pay attention in the present. Nothing is sure after this and nothing is under control before that.
📅︎ Jan 21
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“Before you're well known, you think, 'Oh, if you're famous, you're loved and adored.' T...

“Before you're well known, you think, 'Oh, if you're famous, you're loved and adored.' Then, when you really experience that attention and everyone cares what you're doing and wants pictures of you, it doesn't feel like a warm hug. It feels like an assault.” — Lisa Kudrow
📅︎ Dec 21
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The writing of history is largely a process of divers...

The writing of history is largely a process of diversion. Most historical accounts distract attention from the secret influences behind great events. ...Frank Herbert
📅︎ Jan 06
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Her looks captured my attentio...

Her looks captured my attention, her eyes captured my interest, her personality captured my heart
📅︎ Nov 27
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If you're looking for self-help, why would you read a book written by somebody else? That...

If you're looking for self-help, why would you read a book written by somebody else? That's not self-help, that's help. There's no such thing as self-help. If you did it yourself you didn't need help. Try to pay attention to the language we've all agreed on. -George Carlin.
📅︎ Nov 10
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“The problem with narcissis...

“The problem with narcissists is that they pay me so little attention.” -Jared Alan Brock
📅︎ Oct 29
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“To know what people really think,...

“To know what people really think, pay attention to what they do rather than what they say.” ― René Descartes
📅︎ Oct 09
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"Whether it’s money, grades, promotions, popularity, attention, or ju...

"Whether it’s money, grades, promotions, popularity, attention, or just plain material things we want, scientists agree: seeking out external rewards is a sure path to sabotaging our own happiness.” - Jane McGonigal
📅︎ Oct 28
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Pay close attention to your h...

Pay close attention to your haters, because they think that only you who is better than them.
📅︎ Nov 06
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"When you wash and dry a single spoon and give it yo...

"When you wash and dry a single spoon and give it your full attention, you are expressing care for the entire universe." —Gary Thorp, “The Dust Beyond the Cushion”
📅︎ Sep 09
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MONEY is NOT the primary CU...

MONEY is NOT the primary CURRENCY of the modern WORLD. IT IS ATTENTION. ~INFINITE RADIUS
📅︎ Oct 20
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"The moment one gives close attention to anything, e...

"The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself." —Henry Miller
📅︎ Sep 19
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Why can't the world be simpler, like it is for guinea pigs? They o...

Why can't the world be simpler, like it is for guinea pigs? They only have a few rules: Crying will get you attention. If it fits in your mouth, it's food. Scream if you don't get your share. -Cynthia Lorde
📅︎ Oct 08
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"To pay attention, t...

"To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work." Mary Oliver
📅︎ Sep 18
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"Children who get regular attention and time with their parents will grow to be mo...

"Children who get regular attention and time with their parents will grow to be more well-rounded adults.... The benefits reaped from spending time with our children can be endless. Give them the greatest gift ever…your time!" - The Small Town Humanist
📅︎ Sep 04
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"If you pay close enough attention, ...

"If you pay close enough attention, people will show you who they really are. When they do, believe them." - Unknown
📅︎ Dec 28
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“The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and discipli...

“The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and discipline, and effort, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them, over and over, in myriad petty little unsexy ways, every day.” - David Foster Wallace
📅︎ Sep 04
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"Pay no attention to what the critics s...

"Pay no attention to what the critics say... Remember, a statue has never been set up in honor of a critic!" — Jean Sibelius
📅︎ Sep 06
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“The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perha...

“The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention…. A loving silence often has far more power to heal and to connect than the most well-intentioned words.” - Rachel Naomi Remen
📅︎ Jun 28
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"You must show that a man is wrong before you start explaining why he is wrong. The mod...

"You must show that a man is wrong before you start explaining why he is wrong. The modern method is to assume without discussion that he is wrong and then distract his attention from this (the only real issue) by busily explaining how he became so silly." -- CS Lewis
📅︎ Jul 18
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I’ve learned what forms relationships isn’t what sustains them. Where excitement, appreciation a...

I’ve learned what forms relationships isn’t what sustains them. Where excitement, appreciation and attention may help you form the bond; how you handle anger, hurt and unhappiness is where their sustainability lies. Dealing with troubles kindly is the key. The good parts take care of themself.
📅︎ Jul 16
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"Without opacity ,things do not stand...

"Without opacity ,things do not stand out. If you are not confused, you're not paying attention." --Salam Al Shereida
📅︎ Jul 12
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“The suffering of loneliness is not isolated to one man but is a misery that is uni...

“The suffering of loneliness is not isolated to one man but is a misery that is uniform to humanity moreover the belief that suffering is unique to one individual is less recognization but morbid self attention, all mankind is uniformly worthless”-anonymous
📅︎ Jul 30
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"A wealth of informati...

"A wealth of information creates a poverty of attention." --Tony Schwartz
📅︎ Jun 20
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The endless night...

The endless night set in while you weren't paying attention
📅︎ Jul 02
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May be people will only realize your worth if you stop chasing them. if you stop giving ...

May be people will only realize your worth if you stop chasing them. if you stop giving them your attention, your time, and your efforts. sometimes you need to act like you don't care and stop pursuing them. some people think that you'll never tired because you love them.
📅︎ Jul 13
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“When it comes to men who are romantically interested in you...

“When it comes to men who are romantically interested in you, it’s really simple. Just ignore everything they say and only pay attention to what they do.” ― Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture
📅︎ Apr 17
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“The really important kind of freedom involves attention and awareness and di...

“The really important kind of freedom involves attention and awareness and discipline, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them over and over in myriad petty, unsexy ways every day.” - David Foster Wallace
📅︎ May 25
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“Few human beings are proof ...

“Few human beings are proof against the implied flattery of rapt attention.” ― Jack Woodford
📅︎ May 13
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“Isn't this enough? Just this world? Just this beautiful, complex, wonderfully u...

“Isn't this enough? Just this world? Just this beautiful, complex, wonderfully unfathomable, natural world? How does it so fail to hold our attention that we have to diminish it with the invention of cheap, man-made myths and monsters?”-Tim Minchin
📅︎ May 18
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"When you’re afraid, really afraid, you see things you never saw before, you pay attent...

"When you’re afraid, really afraid, you see things you never saw before, you pay attention to the world. You make close friends. You become part of a tribe and you share the same blood- you give it together, you take it together.” ― Tim O'Brien, The Things They Carried
📅︎ May 12
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I feel optimistic about the future because humanity seems to be growing more mature;...

I feel optimistic about the future because humanity seems to be growing more mature; scientists are paying more attention to our inner values, to the study of mind and the emotions. There is a clear desire for peace and concern for the environment. Dalai Lama
📅︎ Mar 15
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"The first step in compassion is to not...

"The first step in compassion is to notice the other’s need. It all begins with the simple act of attention."-Daniel Goleman
📅︎ Jan 26
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"The moment one gives close attention to anything, ev...

"The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself." - Henry Miller
📅︎ Jan 11
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Attention is the...

Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.
📅︎ Feb 13
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"It ain't that I'm too big to listen to the rum...

"It ain't that I'm too big to listen to the rumors, it's just that I'm too damn big to pay attention to them. That's the difference." -Andre Young-
📅︎ Feb 24
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Beautiful things...

Beautiful things don't ask for attention - James Thurber
📅︎ Jan 18
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The source of a happy life is within us. Troublemakers in many parts ...

The source of a happy life is within us. Troublemakers in many parts of the world are often quite well-educated, so it is not just education that we need. What we need is to pay attention to inner values. Dalai Lama
📅︎ Mar 20
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“ It had long since come to my attention that people of ...

“ 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
📅︎ Nov 01
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"To manifest wisdom means simply to step back and see—to reflect, inquire, be a...

"To manifest wisdom means simply to step back and see—to reflect, inquire, be aware, be disciplined, and be focused not once in a while, but all of the time, moment to moment. This life is precious and fleeting. Pay attention." - Seido Ray Ronci
📅︎ Feb 16
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"You will have bad times, but they wil...

"You will have bad times, but they will always wake you up to the stuff you weren't paying attention to." - Robin Williams
📅︎ Nov 11
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The most precious gift we can offer anyone is...

The most precious gift we can offer anyone is our attention. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers. - Nhat Hanh
📅︎ Jan 18
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We become the people that hurt us the most That's why the sa...

We become the people that hurt us the most That's why the saying is "keep your enemies close. Stop givin' attention on what you don't want in life or be prepared to experience it the most.
📅︎ Feb 10
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"All of us could take a le...

"All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism."
📅︎ Oct 11
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“Human attention is a gift...

“Human attention is a gift, and no one can demand it from you.” — Daniel Post Senning
📅︎ Nov 24
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"Do not give your attention to what ...

"Do not give your attention to what others do or fail to do; give it to what you do or fail to do." - Gautama Buddha
📅︎ Dec 09
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"As I grow older, I pay less at...

"As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do." - Andrew Carnegie
📅︎ Apr 29
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I have always thought that one man of tolerable abilities may work great changes [...] if he f...

I have always thought that one man of tolerable abilities may work great changes [...] if he first forms a good plan, and, cutting off all amusements or other employments that would divert his attention, make the execution of that same plan his sole study and business - Benjamin Franklin
📅︎ Oct 09
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Do stuff. Be clenched, curious. Not waiting for inspiration’s shove or society’s...

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
📅︎ Dec 30
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"The more you express yourself fully, the more people think you are boasting. The more people thi...

"The more you express yourself fully, the more people think you are boasting. The more people think you are boasting, the less people give you attention. The less people give you attention, the more privacy you have. The more privacy you have, the more you express yourself fully" - Rudolf P Belmar
📅︎ Apr 19
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Give this moment yo...

Give this moment your attention – and affection. Alex Blackwell
📅︎ Dec 10
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Any man who can drive safely while kissin...

Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves. ~Albert Einstein.
📅︎ Jun 18
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If you’re not confu...

If you’re not confused, you’re not paying attention. Tom Peters
📅︎ Oct 31
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"The President in particular is very much a figurehead—he wiel...

"The President in particular is very much a figurehead—he wields no real power whatsoever. His job is not to wield power but to draw attention away from it." -Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
📅︎ Jul 06
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The greatest gift you can ...

The greatest gift you can give another is the purity of your attention. - Richard Moss
📅︎ Jun 07
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"He’s the head of a country. And I mean, he is the strong head, "Don’t let ...

"He’s the head of a country. And I mean, he is the strong head, "Don’t let anyone think anything different. He speaks and his people sit up at attention. I want my people to do the same." " Trump said of Kim on "Fox & Friends."
📅︎ Jun 15
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When you do the common things in life in...

When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world. George Washington Carver
📅︎ Nov 03
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"The President in particular is very much a figurehead—he wie...

"The President in particular is very much a figurehead—he wields no real power whatsoever. His job is not to wield power but to draw attention away from it." Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
📅︎ Nov 24
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"You will have bad times, but they wil...

"You will have bad times, but they will always wake you up to the stuff you weren’t paying attention to." — Robin Williams
📅︎ May 28
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"I never cared about the material things someone could give me....

"I never cared about the material things someone could give me. I care about their time, attention, honesty, loyalty, and effort. Those gifts mean more to me than anything money can buy." – Unknown
📅︎ Oct 13
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Observe the truth of what words do, Words do more than just hurt you. Words alone fill up church p...

Observe the truth of what words do, Words do more than just hurt you. Words alone fill up church pews, words alone change the outcome. Words alone make you pay attention to the problems that you never worked through. Bird food for the mind, brainwashed over time. Life expectancy on the decline. -BoB
📅︎ Nov 12
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“Love is the quality...

“Love is the quality of attention we pay to things” - J.D. McClatchy
📅︎ Jul 27
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