Quotes and Sayings about Attention



"It is more difficult to keep the attention of hearers than of readers."
- Lascelles Abercrombie
(Related: Attention)

"The great corrupter of public man is the ego. Looking at the mirror distracts one's attention from the problem."
- Dean Acheson
(Related: Attention, Ego, Man, Public)

"If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice, or representation."
- Abigail Adams
(Related: Attention, Care, Ladies, Laws, Rebellion, Voice, Will)

"I think a lot of times we don't pay enough attention to people with a positive attitude because we assume they are naive or stupid or unschooled."
- Amy Adams
(Related: People, Attitude, Positive, Attention)

"To leave in search of yourself, of your real needs, is easier when you don't have to justify yourself to anyone, when there are not too many people bestowing you their attention."
- Isabelle Adjani
(Related: People, Attention, Needs)

"In a country of such recent civilization as ours, whose almost limitless treasures of material wealth invite the risks of capital and the industry of labor, it is but natural that material interests should absorb the attention of the people to a degree elsewhere unknown."
- Felix Adler
(Related: People, Civilization, Wealth, Attention, Country, Labor)

"I honestly didn't expect this much attention, but it just keeps happening so I must be doing something right."
- Freddy Adu
(Related: Attention, Right)

"We do all the appropriating. They do not do any of it down at the White House. They send a budget up here, and we don't have to pay any attention it to at all. We do what we want to do."
- Lamar Alexander
(Related: Attention, Want)

"Such being the nature of mental life, the business of psychology is primarily to describe in detail the various forms which attention or conation assumes upon the different levels of that life."
- Samuel Alexander
(Related: Business, Life, Nature, Attention, Being, Detail, Psychology)

"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
(Related: Goal, Attention, Help, Media, Support)

"Don't let the opinions of the average man sway you. Dream, and he thinks you're crazy. Succeed, and he thinks you're lucky. Acquire wealth, and he thinks you're greedy. Pay no attention. He simply doesn't understand."
- Robert G. Allen
(Related: Dream, Wealth, Attention, Man, Opinions, Succeed)

"I had a really good time with Martha Stewart, who also is somebody I really admire a lot. I've learned a lot from her and I think all of America has, about attention to detail and using fresh ingredients and making things beautiful and special."
- Ted Allen
(Related: Time, America, Attention, Detail)

"Despite the increase in world attention toward Sudan in the past months, the genocide in Darfur has continued without any serious attempt by the Sudanese government to do what governments primarily exist to do, protect their citizens."
- Tom Allen
(Related: Government, Attention, Genocide, Months, Past, World)

"If one cannot command attention by one's admirable qualities one can at least be a nuisance."
- Margery Allingham
(Related: Attention)

"Of course the barbarians' aim of world domination has not escaped the attention of the Europeans, perhaps because unlike us they are closer to the walls."
- Barbara Amiel
(Related: Attention, World)

"Probably all the attention to poetry results in some value, though the attention is more often directed to lesser than to greater values."
- A. R. Ammons
(Related: Poetry, Values, Attention, Results)

"I didn't pay as much attention in school as I would have liked to."
- Gillian Anderson
(Related: Attention, School)

"Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives: where we focus our attention."
- Greg Anderson
(Related: Change, Happiness, Attention, Focus)

"Although our inattention can contribute to our lack of total well-being, we also have the power to choose positive behaviors and responses. In that choice we change our every experience of life!"
- Greg Anderson
(Related: Change, Experience, Power, Positive, Choice)

"Science was something that really caught my attention. It was something I really could sink my teeth into."
- Michael P. Anderson
(Related: Science, Attention)

"We learn the inner secret of happiness when we learn to direct our inner drives, our interest and our attention to something besides ourselves."
- Ethel Percy Andrus
(Related: Happiness, Attention, Interest)

"When you make a commitment to a relationship, you invest your attention and energy in it more profoundly because you now experience ownership of that relationship."
- Barbara de Angelis
(Related: Experience, Attention, Commitment, Energy, Now, Ownership)

"Fame is addictive. Money is addictive. Attention is addictive. But golf is second to none."
- Marc Anthony
(Related: Money, Attention, Fame, Golf)

"Pay attention to your enemies, for they are the first to discover your mistakes."
- Antisthenes
(Related: Attention, Enemies, First, Mistakes)

"Children are supposed to help hold a marriage together. They do this in a number of ways. For instance, they demand so much attention that a husband and wife, concentrating on their children, fail to notice each other's faults."
- Richard Armour
(Related: Marriage, Wife, HusbAttention, Children, Faults, Help)

"Look, I get it; you come home, you work hard, and you turn on your TV... You kind of want to escape a little bit and be taken away by something. Our show required you to pay attention, and if that's not what you wanted to do, then it wasn't going to be for you, and that's OK."
- Will Arnett
(Related: Work, Home, Attention, Want)

"Maybe it's legitimate criticism, though it can be hurtful. Maybe I haven't paid sufficient attention to the people with whom I would have a natural affinity as a liberal, and they feel let down by that."
- Paddy Ashdown
(Related: People, Attention, Criticism, Liberal)

"Choice of attention - to pay attention to this and ignore that - is to the inner life what choice of action is to the outer. In both cases, a man is responsible for his choice and must accept the consequences, whatever they may be."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Life, Action, Attention, Choice, Consequences, Man, May)

"The best way to forget ones self is to look at the world with attention and love."
- Red Auerbach
(Related: Love, Attention, Forget, Self, World)

"It is happy for you that you possess the talent of flattering with delicacy. May I ask whether these pleasing attentions proceed from the impulse of the moment, or are they the result of previous study?"
- Jane Austen
(Related: Talent, May, Result, Study)

"There were scenes that just for length purposes, and knowing that the attention span of kids is not great, don't make it much longer than about 90 minutes."
- John Badham
(Related: Attention, Kids)

"A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them."
- Liberty Hyde Bailey
(Related: Attention, Effort, Garden, Intentions, Labor, Plants)

"The interparliamentary conference should, in my opinion, direct its particular attention to the preparation of the next Hague Conference, the diplomatic conference, the conference of governments."
- Fredrik Bajer
(Related: Attention, Opinion, Preparation)

"If anyone would have been paying serious attention to my puppet shows, I would have been sent to therapy very young."
- Bob Balaban
(Related: Attention, Therapy)

"There are few things more dreadful than dealing with a man who knows he is going under, in his own eyes, and in the eyes of others. Nothing can help that man. What is left of that man flees from what is left of human attention."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: Attention, Eyes, Help, Man, Nothing)

"You have to pay a lot of attention to what's important, what's permanent, what's real."
- Jim Balsillie
(Related: Attention)

"If you dedicate your attention to discipline in your life you become smarter while you are writing than while you are hanging out with your pals or in any other line of work."
- Russell Banks
(Related: Life, Work, Discipline, Attention, Writing)

"Everybody in Spain is sick of me. But in America, there's curiosity about the new kid on the block who doesn't speak English very well. The attention makes me feel vulnerable, which is something I hadn't felt in a while. But I like it."
- Javier Bardem
(Related: America, Attention, Curiosity, English, Spain)

"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
(Related: Nature, Attention, First, May)

"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
(Related: Perseverance, Purpose, Attention, Creation, Economy, Effect, Order, Resolution)

"Never pay the slightest attention to what a company president ever says about his stock."
- Bernard Baruch
(Related: Attention, Company, President)

"It was my study of the two Corinthian letters that first caused me to concentrate my attention more directly on the relation of the apostle Paul to the older apostles."
- Ferdinand Christian Baur
(Related: Attention, First, Letters, Study)

"People are concerned, here again, about life, and haven't given a whole lot of attention to how you make fathers responsible for the lives they bring into the world."
- Birch Bayh
(Related: Life, People, Attention, Fathers, World)

"I am a control freak. I am very hands on and pay attention to details."
- Victoria Beckham
(Related: Control, Attention)

"Being a husband is a whole-time job. That is why so many husbands fail. They cannot give their entire attention to it."
- Arnold Bennett
(Related: HusbAttention, Being, Husbands, Job)

"Using rhetorical questions in speeches is a great way to keep the audience involved. Don't you think those kinds of questions would keep your attention?"
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Attention, Questions)

"Happiness is like a cat, If you try to coax it or call it, it will avoid you; it will never come. But if you pay not attention to it and go about your business, you'll find it rubbing against your legs and jumping into your lap."
- William Bennett
(Related: Happiness, Business, Attention, Will)

"True art tries not to attract attention in order to be noticed."
- Jose Bergamin
(Related: Art, Attention, Order)

"But the exposure we got by doing the stint with Nine Inch Nails brought us a lot of attention."
- Daisy Berkowitz
(Related: Attention)

"The bronze powder business, however, no longer required my personal attention, and was well managed by those I had chosen as the guardians of a secret, which was long and honourably kept."
- Henry Bessemer
(Related: Business, Attention)

"We have seen from experience that, if we are in the habit of walking regularly on the same road, we are able to think about other things while walking, without paying attention to our steps."
- Vinoba Bhave
(Related: Experience, Habit, Attention, Road, Walking)

"I've never had a bank account in Switzerland since 1984. Why would the Swiss do this to me? Maybe the Swiss are trying to divert attention from the Holocaust gold scandal."
- Benazir Bhutto
(Related: Attention, Bank account, Gold, Scandal, Trying)

"Especially in local elections, because hardly anybody pays attention to those - but it's really important who's mayor and who's on the city council, county commissioners, sheriffs, district attorney, and of course the school board."
- Jello Biafra
(Related: Attention, Elections, School)

"In the first place, you must pay great attention to the key note."
- William Billings
(Related: Attention, First, Key)

"If you look at a lot of animated movies, they don't pay attention to how things move through space."
- Brad Bird
(Related: Movies, Attention, Space)

"Female television viewers paid attention to Catherine Gale."
- Honor Blackman
(Related: Attention, Television)

"Stevie Ray Vaughan was very intense. Maybe that's what caught everybody's attention. As a player, he didn't do anything amazing."
- Ritchie Blackmore
(Related: Attention)

"Discipline is based on pride, on meticulous attention to details, and on mutual respect and confidence. Discipline must be a habit so ingrained that it is stronger than the excitement of the goal or the fear of failure."
- Gary Ryan Blair
(Related: Fear, Discipline, Failure, Goal, Habit, Attention, Confidence, Excitement, Pride, Respect)

"What is the effect of unlimited coinage of silver in this country? and I invite your attention to this particularly, because it is a question of vital importance."
- Richard Parks Bland
(Related: Attention, Country, Effect, Importance, Question)

"I knew Secrets and Lies was a great film, but I didn't expect it to get the attention it did because none of his other films had and I thought they were just as good."
- Brenda Blethyn
(Related: Thought, Attention, Film, Lies, Secrets)

"I've written more songs for this record than I ever have in the past so I'm trying to give it a lot of special attention to be sure my ideas really get translated right."
- Suzy Bogguss
(Related: Ideas, Attention, Past, Right, Songs, Trying)

"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
(Related: Thought, Thoughts, Attention, Content)

"Then there is the further question of what is the relationship of thinking to reality. As careful attention shows, thought itself is in an actual process of movement."
- David Bohm
(Related: Thought, Attention, Question, Reality, Thinking)

"Plus the public's attention span is so short right now, if a skater doesn't strike while the iron is hot... well it's not like people will forget you, but they just won't care anymore."
- Brian Boitano
(Related: People, Attention, Care, Forget, Now, Public, Right, Will)

"The individual couldn't find any attention in Italy."
- Emma Bonino
(Related: Attention, Italy)

"An expert is someone who has succeeded in making decisions and judgements simpler through knowing what to pay attention to and what to ignore."
- Edward de Bono
(Related: Attention, Decisions)

"It has always surprised me how little attention philosophers have paid to humor, since it is a more significant process of mind than reason. Reason can only sort out perceptions, but the humor process is involved in changing them."
- Edward de Bono
(Related: Humor, Attention, Mind, Perceptions, Reason)

"Dealing with complexity is an inefficient and unnecessary waste of time, attention and mental energy. There is never any justification for things being complex when they could be simple."
- Edward de Bono
(Related: Time, Attention, Being, Complexity, Energy, Justification, Waste)

"But what is the use of preaching the Gospel to men whose whole attention is concentrated upon a mad, desperate struggle to keep themselves alive?"
- William Booth
(Related: Men, Attention, Preaching, Struggle)

"We may seek a fortune for no greater reason than to secure the respect and attention of people who would otherwise look straight through us."
- Alain de Botton
(Related: People, Attention, Fortune, May, Reason, Respect)

"I am conscious of trying to stretch the boundaries of non-fiction writing. It's always surprised me how little attention many non-fiction writers pay to the formal aspects of their work."
- Alain de Botton
(Related: Work, Attention, Trying, Writers, Writing)

"Life is denied by lack of attention, whether it be to cleaning windows or trying to write a masterpiece."
- Nadia Boulanger
(Related: Life, Attention, Trying, Windows)

"With attention deficit democracy, I am trying to wake up people to how the combination of mass ignorance, fear mongering by the government, and lying politicians is putting our entire system of government to a death spiral."
- James Bovard
(Related: Death, Government, People, Fear, Attention, Democracy, Ignorance, Lying, Politicians, Trying)

"I live myself with my cat Pebbles. She isn't enjoying the attention as much as me - she ran off up the stairs as soon as the film crew for the show came into the house. She didn't come down for hours. But I have the support of all my brothers and sisters and my neighbours and friends - everyone thinks it's just great."
- Susan Boyle
(Related: Attention, Brothers, Film, Friends, Sisters, Stairs, Support)

"The person upon whom the schoolboys' attention centred was, of course, the Headmaster."
- Georg Brandes
(Related: Attention)

"I'm used to people not paying me a whole lot of attention and underestimating me and, frankly, for me a big challenge is to have people believe that I can be the president of the United States."
- Carol Moseley Braun
(Related: People, Attention, Challenge, President, states, United)

"Cinema, radio, television, magazines are a school of inattention: people look without seeing, listen in without hearing."
- Robert Bresson
(Related: People, Cinema, Hearing, School, Television)

"Genuine beginnings begin within us, even when they are brought to our attention by external opportunities."
- William Throsby Bridges
(Related: Attention, Beginnings)

"We have to make some radical move to get the attention of everyone. Cheaters can't win and steroids has put us in the position that it's OK to cheat."
- Lou Brock
(Related: Attention, Radical)

"I think they are paying a lot more attention to news now, by the way, in part because of national-security issues. A lot of young people have friends or family in the military today."
- Tom Brokaw
(Related: Family, People, Attention, Friends, Military, News, Now, Today)

"Writing novels preserves you in a state of innocence - a lot passes you by - simply because your attention is otherwise diverted."
- Anita Brookner
(Related: Attention, Innocence, State, Writing)

"I love attention. If I see a gang of girls? That makes me dance even more!"
- Chris Brown
(Related: Love, Dance, Attention, Girls)

"I believe there is a moral sense and a global ethic that commands attention from people of every religion and every faith, and people of no faith. But I think what's new is that we now have the capacity to communicate instantaneously across frontiers right across the world."
- Gordon Brown
(Related: Religion, Faith, People, Attention, Now, Right, Sense, World)

"Telling the community a serial killer is out there stirs up a lot of unpleasant attention."
- Pat Brown
(Related: Attention, Community)

"There can be no settlement of a great cause without discussion, and people will not discuss a cause until their attention is drawn to it."
- William Jennings Bryan
(Related: People, Attention, Cause, Will)

"Nearly every coach I've talked with tells me that the attention you get from media and other people is the thing you miss most. I don't know if that's right."
- Bear Bryant
(Related: People, Attention, Coach, Media, Right)

"A quiet personality sure isn't what you need to attract attention."
- Bill Budge
(Related: Attention, Personality, Quiet)

"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
(Related: Attention, Children, Jungle, Living, Now, Plants)

"The condition of the tribes which occupy the country set apart for them in the West is highly prosperous, and encourages the hope of their early civilization. They have for the most part abandoned the hunter state and turned their attention to agricultural pursuits."
- Martin Van Buren
(Related: Civilization, Hope, Attention, Country, State)

"Travellers, like poets, are mostly an angry race: by falling into a daily fit of passion, I proved to the governor and his son, who were profuse in their attentions, that I was in earnest."
- Richard Francis Burton
(Related: Son, Passion, Poets)

"Brooke and I share some similarities. We're both passionate, fiercely loyal people. But she is far more outlandish than I'd ever be, particularly with her body and her sexuality. Brooke has made herself weak for men - she only gained self-confidence from their attention."
- Sophia Bush
(Related: Men, People, Attention, Body, Self, Sexuality)

"I would never have been a good scientist - my attention span was too short for that."
- Octavia Butler
(Related: Attention)

"I recognize we will pay more attention when we have different leadership."
- Octavia Butler
(Related: Leadership, Attention, Will)

"If God wants us to do a thing, he should make his wishes sufficiently clear. Sensible people will wait till he has done this before paying much attention to him."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: God, People, Attention, Will, Wishes)

"I'm not a very gregarious person. I can't bear attention being called to me in a public place, which is ridiculous in a business that pays you to be noticed."
- Gabriel Byrne
(Related: Business, Attention, Being, Public)

"The capacity for delight is the gift of paying attention."
- Julia Margaret Cameron
(Related: Attention, Delight)

"I'm not one of those people that goes into details of my personal life on national TV to get attention. Some things are better left unsaid."
- Mariah Carey
(Related: Life, People, Attention)

"As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do."
- Andrew Carnegie
(Related: Men, Attention)

"Speakers who talk about what life has taught them never fail to keep the attention of their listeners."
- Dale Carnegie
(Related: Life, Attention, Talk)

"I act and perform in hopes of getting attention and admiration."
- Tia Carrere
(Related: Act, Admiration, Attention)

"My mother was a professional sick person; she took a lot of pain pills. There are many people like that. It's just how they are used to getting attention. I always remember she's the daughter of alcoholics who'd leave her alone at Christmas time."
- Jim Carrey
(Related: Time, Mother, Daughter, People, Attention, Christmas, Pain)

"I was in relationship with a guy who was much older than me - either he was past his prime and I was coming into mine. There was nothing I could do to keep his attention."
- Deana Carter
(Related: Attention, Nothing, Past)

"When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world."
- George Washington Carver
(Related: Life, Attention, Will, World)

"When you can do the common things of life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world."
- George Washington Carver
(Related: Life, Attention, Will, World)

"It is true that they paid much more attention to the trade unions because the trade unions were after all speaking for the rights and conditions of working men and women in their employment."
- Barbara Castle
(Related: Men, Women, Attention, Rights, Trade)

"There should be more attention paid to scientific research in the ecology area, and I think that such attention to proper environmental concerns would make the public feel much better about it."
- Thomas R. Cech
(Related: Environmental, Attention, Ecology, Public, Research)

"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
(Related: Life, Attention, Evil)

"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
(Related: Love, Attention)

"When I spoke, I was listened to; and I was at a loss to know how I had so easily acquired the art of commanding attention, and giving the tone to the conversation."
- Adelbert von Chamisso
(Related: Art, Attention, Conversation, Giving, Loss)

"You have to pay attention to the moment and make it the best it can be for you. I've been trying to do that. It's really made a major difference for me. I'm a happier person."
- Tracy Chapman
(Related: Attention, Difference, Trying)

"The first thing that happens is that you're overwhelmed by so much attention. It's just so unnatural. Only people who've been in that position can realize what it's like. I mean, you have to be there."
- Chevy Chase
(Related: People, Attention, First)

"I am calling attention just to the main points of these tremendously important matters, which can be understood better by pious meditation than explained by human language."
- Martin Chemnitz
(Related: Attention, Language, Meditation)

"I am very sure that any man of common understanding may, by culture, care, attention, and labor, make himself what- ever he pleases, except a great poet."
- Lord Chesterfield
(Related: Attention, Care, Culture, Labor, Man, May, Understanding)

"I was born with a need to be the center of attention, and, of course, you're the center of the world when you're acting."
- Julie Christie
(Related: Acting, Attention, World)

"It's quite hard for me being an actress because I actually don't like attention."
- Julie Christie
(Related: Attention, Being)

"Early on, I found the attention completely embarrassing. I'd cringe if I saw my picture on the cover of a magazine."
- Julie Christie
(Related: Attention)

"Well, honestly, both my husband and I tend to ignore the tabloids. We see them every once in awhile or it comes to our attention that we are in a tabloid for one reason or another. But it's always false."
- Connie Chung
(Related: HusbAttention, Reason)

"Children from like 8 and even up to the college age - Spider-Man appeals to a fairly broad demographic but, like I said, a mean age probably of 12 is a good mark - they process information so quickly and it's not because of attention deficit or short attention span."
- Thomas Haden Church
(Related: Age, Attention, Children, College, Information)

"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
(Related: Attention, Body, Criticism, May, Pain, State)

"The obsession with suicide is characteristic of the man who can neither live nor die, and whose attention never swerves from this double impossibility."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Attention, Impossibility, Man, Obsession, Suicide)

"I have the Pleasure to assure you Congress pay particular Attention to the Defence of New Jersey, and hitherto have denied us nothing which we have Asked for that Purpose."
- Abraham Clark
(Related: Purpose, Attention, Congress, Nothing, Pleasure)

"This is the first age that's ever paid much attention to the future, which is a little ironic since we may not have one."
- Arthur C. Clarke
(Related: Age, Attention, First, Future, May)

"A good teacher, like a good entertainer first must hold his audience's attention, then he can teach his lesson."
- John Henrik Clarke
(Related: Attention, First)

"You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one. Each day is a different one, each day brings a miracle of its own. It's just a matter of paying attention to this miracle."
- Paulo Coelho
(Related: Attention, Blind, Day)

"I appreciated and respected kids who asked questions. They didn't do it to get attention, but because they were interested. Kids who didn't want to look dumb seemed like scared little rabbits."
- Henry Cole
(Related: Attention, Dumb, Kids, Questions, Want)

"For to change the norms, the very foci of attention, of a cultural system is a difficult task - far more complex than that of changing an individual's attitudes and interests."
- James S. Coleman
(Related: Change, Attention)

"Music is always occurring. It is just a matter of marketing, attention, and many other factors, that determines whether people will hear these songs or not."
- Judy Collins
(Related: Music, People, Attention, Marketing, Songs, Will)

"The interval allowed was only five minutes, at the end of which I resumed the lecture; but so refreshing was the effects of the brief rest and, above all, the admission of pure air, that during the second hour the attention was as completely sustained as during the first."
- George Combe
(Related: Attention, End, First, Rest)

"Phrenology taught us that the mind thinks by means of the brain, is liable to become fatigued by too long attention, as the locomotive muscles are by too much walking; and I therefore proposed to them to take a brief rest."
- George Combe
(Related: Attention, Mind, Phrenology, Rest, Walking)

"I called their attention also to the absence of all means of ventilating the hall, remarking that, as we had already breathed the air which it contained for a full hour, it must have lost much of its vital properties and needed to be renewed."
- George Combe
(Related: Absence, Attention)

"The book salesman should be honored because he brings to our attention, as a rule, the very books we need most and neglect most."
- Confucius
(Related: Attention, Books, Neglect)

"You have to learn the crowd. I just pay attention to them so I can make sure I can make them laugh."
- Dane Cook
(Related: Attention)

"Do just once what others say you can't do, and you will never pay attention to their limitations again."
- James Cook
(Related: Attention, Limitations, Will)

"I am involved in minor league baseball. I go around the country speaking to troubled youths, trying to help them understand that whatever path they choose, they'll need to really pay attention to it."
- Gerry Cooney
(Related: Attention, Baseball, Country, Help, Trying)

"Far too many times over the next 12 to 15 years, it was brought to my attention that people who followed my exercise guidelines exactly but ignored their diet, their weight and their cigarette smoking had heart attacks at age 55."
- Kenneth H. Cooper
(Related: Age, Diet, People, Heart, Attention, Exercise, Smoking, Weight, Years)

"My head was always bubbling over with facts and it seems to me this had little to do with my paying close attention in school and more to do with my voracious and omnivorous reading habits."
- Eric Allin Cornell
(Related: Attention, Facts, Habits, Reading, School)

"Then you start another book and suddenly the galley proofs of the last one come in and you have to wrench your attention away from what you're writing and try to remember what you were thinking when you wrote the previous one."
- Bernard Cornwell
(Related: Attention, Thinking, Writing)

"I think the killers get far too much attention."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Attention)

"If you've got a big mouth and you're controversial, you're going to get attention."
- Simon Cowell
(Related: Attention)

"Living inside the shuttle was a little like camping out. We ended up sleeping in our seats. You had to pay attention to housekeeping, not get things too dirty."
- Robert Crippen
(Related: Attention, Camping, Housekeeping, Living)

"The audience only pays attention as long as you know where you are going."
- Phil Crosby
(Related: Attention)

"When I first started out all the attention could be a bit unnerving, especially when people stared. Now I find the best thing is to just relax. Being recognized is just something you have to get used to."
- Tom Cruise
(Related: People, Attention, Being, First, Now, Relax)

"I don't mind if somebody comes up to me and shakes my hand, but if I'm in the middle of a restaurant and somebody asks me for a picture, I can be a jerk and say no, or I can say yes and draw more attention to myself, which is exactly the opposite of what I want."
- Macaulay Culkin
(Related: Attention, Mind, Want)

"Women in New York have to work much harder to compete with the supermodels for attention."
- Jessica Culter
(Related: Women, Work, Attention)

"Television and radio do a wonderful job in focusing attention on the problems of our society."
- Richard J. Daley
(Related: Society, Attention, Job, Problems, Television)

"The greatest gift that you can give yourself is a little bit of your own attention."
- Anthony J. D'Angelo
(Related: Attention)

"The state of our state needs serious attention."
- Mitch Daniels
(Related: Attention, Needs, State)

"Something's going to happen that's going to make us all pay attention at the type of sentences some people are serving and the conditions in which they are served."
- Christopher Darden
(Related: People, Attention)

"I also want to draw attention to the responsibilities that people have to live up to their election promises and to live up to the votes that were cast by the people of Wales, in the General Election, in the expectation that we would deliver this promise."
- Ron Davies
(Related: People, Attention, Expectation, Promise, Promises, Want)

"The value of impermanence is to call attention to the permanent."
- Stuart Davis
(Related: Attention, Value)

"I guess I'm happy that I'm getting the attention. Otherwise, I'd just be playing in a local bar in front of my family members, and I'm sure they'd get sick of that in no time."
- Gavin DeGraw
(Related: Family, Time, Attention)

"I believe that the issue of mental health services for our troops deploying or returning from combat is one that demands the attention of this body, if only for a few minutes today."
- Rosa DeLauro
(Related: Health, Attention, Body, Mental health, Today, Troops)

"I never set out to write songs about the world around me... it just kind of came about as a result of paying more attention to things."
- Iris DeMent
(Related: Attention, Result, Songs, World)

"The longer we listen to one another - with real attention - the more commonality we will find in all our lives. That is, if we are careful to exchange with one another life stories and not simply opinions."
- Barbara Deming
(Related: Life, Attention, Opinions, Will)

"I really pay attention to the bass in the music I listen to, and that's what I tend to write toward."
- Dustin Diamond
(Related: Music, Attention)

"Oftentimes, in fact I think this is to my fault, I look at usually scripts as a whole. I should probably pay more attention to the character that I'm going to play and what they do."
- Cameron Diaz
(Related: Character, Attention, Fact, Fault, Play)

"I was always the kid in school who tried to get attention, not necessarily the class clown, but I'd do little unexpected performances."
- Leonardo DiCaprio
(Related: Attention, Class, School)

"I got attention by being funny at school, pretending to be retarded, and jumping around with a deformed hand."
- Leonardo DiCaprio
(Related: Funny, Attention, Being, School)

"Anyone who draws attention to himself as an individual, is viewed with suspicion. We acquired this tendency, of course, from America, and we must resist it: levelling, and imitation of what others are already doing."
- Dietrich Fischer Dieskau
(Related: America, Attention, Imitation, Suspicion)

"At times, it was an incredible blessing to have all the attention; at times it was a logistical nightmare."
- Rocco DiSpirito
(Related: Attention)

"Whether I get adequate attention or not, people here do know the work I have been doing systematically and without compromise for over 40 years. I get tired of people making excuses for guys who don't continue the art because they can't make a living."
- Bill Dixon
(Related: Art, Work, People, Attention, Compromise, Excuses, Living, Years)

"But since we've been fighting for first or second place, it's grabbed the media's attention. I enjoy racing them. They are a good team and when you beat them it's something to be proud of."
- Larry Dixon
(Related: Attention, Fighting, First, Media, Racing)

"That said, we don't approach these improvements as only a surface aesthetic. The producers and we think that these men are helped with their inner needs when they pay attention to their externals."
- Kyan Douglas
(Related: Men, Attention, Needs)

"I have no ego investment in being on the air. I don't knock others for whom that kind of attention is like oxygen, but I don't miss anything about it."
- Hugh Downs
(Related: Attention, Being, Ego, Investment)

"In my case, self-absorption is completely justified. I have never discovered any other subject quite so worthy of my attention."
- Jay Dratler
(Related: Attention, Self)

"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
(Related: Technology, Attention, Concern, Public, Race)

"There's a danger of the Internet just becoming loud, ugly and boring with a thousand voices screaming for attention."
- Matt Drudge
(Related: Attention, Danger, Internet, Ugly)

"A lot of the stories are internal. They leak it to me wanting to get attention, wanting to get that headline. More times than not, I will not give it to them."
- Matt Drudge
(Related: Attention, Will)

"A man's accomplishments in life are the cumulative effect of his attention to detail."
- John Foster Dulles
(Related: Life, Accomplishments, Attention, Detail, Effect, Man)

"I think that the use of copyright is going to change dramatically. Part of it is economics. There is just going to be so much content out there - there's a scarcity of attention. Information consumes attention, and there's too much information."
- Esther Dyson
(Related: Change, Attention, Content, Economics, Information)

"Through meditation and by giving full attention to one thing at a time, we can learn to direct attention where we choose."
- Eknath Easwaran
(Related: Time, Attention, Giving, Meditation)

"Movies absorb our attention more completely, I think."
- Roger Ebert
(Related: Movies, Attention)

"Any man who takes a job with the idea that it is simply a springboard for something else is a chump. His attention will be more on the other things than on the job at hand and so he will fail."
- Charles Edison
(Related: Idea, Attention, Job, Man, Will)

"She claimed she loved the camera, its warmth, its familiarity. She responded to its naked glare, its slavish attention to every expression of her face and body, with the kind of immediacy a trusted lover could expect."
- Anne Edwards
(Related: Attention, Body, Expression, Familiarity)

"The turning point for me was when the Supreme Court installed Bush in 2000, even though he got half a million votes less nationally than Gore. It was nothing more than a bloodless coup and that's when I really started paying attention."
- Mark Edwards
(Related: Attention, Court, Nothing)

"I think if you're fame-hungry, go out to a nightclub and get drunk... why do that? I don't understand how some people would want fame so bad that they'd go out and get negative attention to earn it."
- Zac Efron
(Related: People, Negative, Attention, Fame, Want)

"In a world full of competing emergencies and disasters, it really helps if there is an international locomotive that can help us bring attention - help us bring resources."
- Jan Egeland
(Related: Attention, Disasters, Help, World)

"And what we were trying to offer every day was one-on-one attention. The goal was to have a one-to-one ratio with every one of these students."
- Dave Eggers
(Related: Goal, Attention, Day, Students, Trying)

"You know, it's been proven that 35 to 40 hours a year with one-on-one attention, a student can get one grade level higher."
- Dave Eggers
(Related: Attention)

"So this is the space during tutoring hours. It's very busy. Same principles: one-on-one attention, complete devotion to the students' work and a boundless optimism and sort of a possibility of creativity and ideas."
- Dave Eggers
(Related: Work, Ideas, Creativity, Optimism, Possibility, Attention, Devotion, Space, Students)

"But you know, there's something about the kids finishing their homework in a given day, working one-on-one, getting all this attention - they go home, they're finished. They don't stall, they don't do their homework in front of the TV."
- Dave Eggers
(Related: Home, Attention, Day, Kids)

"The key thing is, even if you only have a couple of hours a month, those two hours shoulder-to-shoulder, next to one student, concentrated attention, shining this beam of light on their work, on their thoughts and their self-expression, is going to be absolutely transformative, because so many of the students have not had that ever before."
- Dave Eggers
(Related: Work, Thoughts, Attention, Key, Light, Self, Students)

"We're one of the most highly regulated industries, and we have to pay attention to what government is doing."
- Paul R. Ehrlich
(Related: Government, Attention)

"Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Kiss, Attention, Giving, Kissing, Man, Pretty)

"A company that pays attention to the family unit is a successful company. We don't isolate the family. We don't make rides that say, 'Hey mom, dad, you go sit on the bench.'"
- Michael Eisner
(Related: Family, Dad, Mom, Successful, Attention, Company)

"I appreciate all of the attention I get in my career. I am a loner and live a rather secluded life so sometimes I do get overwhelmed, but I am always very appreciative of everything, and honored."
- Kim Elizabeth
(Related: Life, Attention, Career)

"I was a WASP kid going to a high school that was 99 percent Jewish and I wanted attention and I wanted to make a spectacle of myself because I couldn't stand to be ignored."
- James Ellroy
(Related: Attention, School)

"You learn a lot more from the lows because it makes you pay attention to what you're doing."
- John Elway
(Related: Attention)

"Musicians are there in front of you, and the spectators sense their tension, which is not the case when you're listening to a record. Your attention is more relaxed. The emotional aspect is more important in live music."
- Brian Eno
(Related: Music, Attention, Listening, Musicians, Sense, Tension)

"Game management is accomplished by staying constantly alert and then reading and reacting to potential problem situations before they materialize. It all boils down to paying attention to details."
- Jim Evans
(Related: Management, Attention, Potential, Reading)

"Buildings designed with careful attention to aesthetics arouse and enlighten their occupants and that promotes their good health."
- Robert Evans
(Related: Health, Aesthetics, Attention)

"When a show has gotten as much attention as this one, everyone wants to join in with something to say."
- Edie Falco
(Related: Attention)

"I just really don't like being the center of attention that much. It's kind of ironic."
- Jimmy Fallon
(Related: Attention, Being)

"I gave away two dogs years ago because I felt guilty at not being able to give them the time and attention they deserved. I now regularly feed an army of squirrels and wild birds around our house."
- Mike Farrell
(Related: Time, Army, Attention, Being, Birds, Dogs, Now, Years)

"The artist finds, that the more he can confine his attention to a particular part of any work, his productions are the more perfect, and grow under his hands in the greater quantities."
- Adam Ferguson
(Related: Work, Artist, Attention)

"The brain's calculations do not require our conscious effort, only our attention and our openness to let the information through. Although the brain absorbs universes of information, little is admitted into normal consciousness."
- Marilyn Ferguson
(Related: Attention, Calculations, Consciousness, Effort, Information)

"I have always made an effort to render every detail of my reality with the greatest accuracy; but I have never paid attention to whether my presentation of historical facts was an exact one."
- Lion Feuchtwanger
(Related: Accuracy, Attention, Detail, Effort, Facts, Reality)

"It is hard for people outside the White House to understand the constant daily problems and issues that come up that require the president's attention, but he can not let himself get too personally involved."
- Fred F. Fielding
(Related: People, Attention, President, Problems)

"I'm not bothered by the paparazzi and I don't feel hemmed in, I've never felt that. My youth, mind you, there wasn't quite the same attention to celebrities as there is now, but I've never felt that."
- Albert Finney
(Related: Attention, Mind, Now, Youth)

"Opera is given so little attention in the national press."
- Carlisle Floyd
(Related: Attention, Opera, Press)

"I'm used to the golf course playing soft, so tomorrow I'm going to have to pay attention a little bit more."
- Raymond Floyd
(Related: Attention, Golf, Tomorrow)

"Telling lies and showing off to get attention are mistakes I made that I don't want my kids to make."
- Jane Fonda
(Related: Attention, Kids, Lies, Mistakes, Want)

"Lennon was not very fond of me. Lennon didn't like to be around somebody else who was likely to be the center of attention and didn't like being on deck with somebody who was intellectually as hot as he was."
- Peter Fonda
(Related: Attention, Being)

"So I played the acoustic guitar and harmonica and stomped my foot and I think I was right in assuming that Greenwich Village would be the best place to perform my own material and possibly get some attention, move on to making records and all."
- Steve Forbert
(Related: Attention, Guitar, Right)

"The focus and the concentration and the attention to detail that flying takes is a kind of meditation. I find it restful and engaging, and other things slip away."
- Harrison Ford
(Related: Attention, Detail, Flying, Focus, Meditation)

"A terrorist network that believes a nation so tested will fold under pressure of a few horrific acts may capture its attention, but will not achieve its submission."
- Virginia Foxx
(Related: Attention, May, Nation, Network, Pressure, Will)

"Very often the law of extremity demands an attention to irrelevance."
- Janet Frame
(Related: Attention, Law)

"But on those occasions when I do strongly disagree with the Democrats and I don't say anything, I think I forfeit my right to have people pay attention to me when I say the things that I don't like about what Republicans are saying."
- Barney Frank
(Related: People, Attention, Democrats, Republicans, Right, Saying)

"It's not surprising to see in my own work, looking back, and in the work of some of my peers, an attention to family. It's nice to write a book that does tend toward significance and meaning, and where else are you sure of finding it?"
- Jonathan Franzen
(Related: Work, Family, Attention, Meaning)

"Ian McKellen is brilliant with research. I paid really close attention to the sources he goes to. He's a very, very intelligent man."
- Brendan Fraser
(Related: Attention, Man, Research)

"I don't like people looking at me; I hate the attention."
- Cathy Freeman
(Related: People, Attention, Hate)

"Australians are a fantastic bunch of people but the attention can be overwhelming for someone like me."
- Cathy Freeman
(Related: People, Attention)

"All fame ever does for you is get attention for the work you really want to do."
- Jonathan Frid
(Related: Work, Attention, Fame, Want)

"But above that, most mature adults can hold their attention on something for 45 minutes, whether they like it or not. But above that requires training."
- Robert Fripp
(Related: Attention, Training)

"According to USA today, the average length of an attention span of a man in America is 23 minutes."
- Robert Fripp
(Related: America, Attention, Man, Today)

"I went to the Capitol and came to court specifically to draw attention to the problems of the world that directly affect my state of mind and my physical body and to offer a way to clean up the world. This is my intent."
- Lynette Fromme
(Related: Attention, Body, Court, Mind, Problems, State, World)

"The great power the president has is that he is the most prominent person in the biggest media event on the planet. He has the attention of the nation and the world. When he speaks, everybody listens."
- David Frum
(Related: Power, Attention, Media, Nation, President, World)

"Poetry has the virtue of being able to say twice as much as prose in half the time, and the drawback, if you do not give it your full attention, of seeming to say half as much in twice the time."
- Christopher Fry
(Related: Poetry, Time, Virtue, Attention, Being, Prose)

"You have got to pay attention, you have got to study and you have to do your homework. You have to score higher than everybody else. Otherwise, there is always somebody there waiting to take your place."
- Daisy Fuentes
(Related: Attention, Study, Waiting)

"The average housewife goes to the restaurant to relax and enjoy the food. But when Eva walks in, she becomes the center of attention."
- Eva Gabor
(Related: Food, Attention, Housewife, Relax)

"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
(Related: Humor, Attention, Value)

"Polling is merely an instrument for gauging public opinion. When a president or any other leader pays attention to poll results, he is, in effect, paying attention to the views of the people. Any other interpretation is nonsense."
- George Gallup
(Related: Leader, People, Attention, Effect, Nonsense, Opinion, President, Public, Public opinion, Results)

"Even though it has been very painful, lots of opportunities have come forward journalistically. Once all of this blows over, I think it might actually help that I have gotten this attention."
- Jeff Gannon
(Related: Attention, Help)

"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
(Related: Attention, Entertainment)

"In France, a woman may forget that she is neither young nor handsome; for the absence of these claims to attention does not expose her to be neglected by the male sex."
- Marguerite Gardiner
(Related: Sex, Absence, Attention, Forget, France, May, Woman)

"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
(Related: Life, Attention)

"I can do most anything and not have a problem with it. The only time I have negative attention is when I run naked through the streets brandishing a handgun."
- Janeane Garofalo
(Related: Time, Negative, Attention)

"As far as I was concerned the important thing was that the music was getting the attention as well as me so it was always a great way to get more of the public to connect with classical music, and opera particularly."
- Lesley Garrett
(Related: Music, Attention, Opera, Public)

"One of the problems that we face through the media attention that these artists receive is that there has been an awful lot of talk about opera and classical music being elite and being for an elitist group."
- Lesley Garrett
(Related: Music, Artists, Attention, Being, Media, Opera, Problems, Talk)

"Tell me to what you pay attention and I will tell you who you are."
- Jose Ortega y Gasset
(Related: Attention, Will)

"Men who are not given any voice in this because of the secret nature of the courts, what they're left with is dressing up ridiculously, but at least using humour to try and draw attention to their kids."
- Bob Geldof
(Related: Men, Nature, Attention, Kids, Voice)

"A genocide in Africa has not received the same attention that genocide in Europe or genocide in Turkey or genocide in other part of the world. There is still this kind of basic discrimination against the African people and the African problems."
- Boutros Boutros Ghali
(Related: People, African, Attention, Discrimination, Europe, Genocide, Problems, Turkey, World)

"It'd be disingenuous to say I don't like attention - I'm an actor for God's sake - and it's flattering and all, but attention was never my big goal. I just like to work and have a good time."
- Paul Giamatti
(Related: Time, Work, God, Goal, Actor, Attention)

"I think that celebrities should never underestimate their power. I mean just to draw attention, because then people get involved on a personal level."
- Debbie Gibson
(Related: Power, People, Attention)

"You have to give the press confrontations. When you give them confrontations, you get attention; when you get attention, you can educate."
- Newt Gingrich
(Related: Attention, Press)

"The English scene got more media attention with their emphasis on fashion, with the safety pins and all. There were some really good bands over there. The Sex Pistols were great."
- Greg Ginn
(Related: Sex, Attention, English, Fashion, Media, Safety)

"The genius of the economic machine is in its ability to convert these indulgences into profitability. It converts desire into attention, a grip on our eyeballs and eardrums, which in turn can be marketed to advertisers."
- Todd Gitlin
(Related: Genius, Ability, Attention, Desire, Machine)

"That's very nice if they want to publish you, but don't pay too much attention to it. It will toss you away. Just continue to write."
- Natalie Goldberg
(Related: Attention, Want, Will)

"Don't pay any attention to the critics - don't even ignore them."
- Samuel Goldwyn
(Related: Attention)

"If you do a practice and train your attention to hover in the present, then you will build the internal capacity to do that as needed - at will and voluntarily."
- Daniel Goleman
(Related: Attention, Practice, Present, Will)

"Obviously the shift to gas and the need for large amounts of gas in the United States is going to be a major focus of attention on the part of producers."
- Andrew Gould
(Related: Attention, Focus, states, United)

"It shifted attention away from that and I've never been someone who liked the attention from the media anyway."
- Steffi Graf
(Related: Attention, Media)

"The president, clearly as a result of the war and the afterglow of the war, is in a time of great attention."
- Bob Graham
(Related: Time, War, Attention, President, Result)

"In my judgment, the greatest risks are international terrorist groups like al Qaeda and Hezbollah. The war in Iraq has taken our attention off those priorities."
- Bob Graham
(Related: War, Attention, Iraq, Judgment, Priorities)

"I appreciate the fact, and am proud of it, that the attentions I am receiving are intended more for our country than for me personally."
- Ulysses S. Grant
(Related: Country, Fact)

"I'm glad you asked that question, because of any musical situation I've been in, the communication feels great here with Russell. He really pays close attention to what I'm doing because he cares."
- Benny Green
(Related: Attention, Communication, Question)

"If you don't pay attention and if your imagination isn't pretty much engaged, you're going to miss things and you're going to miss opportunities for it to be as compelling and as creepy as it can be."
- Bruce Greenwood
(Related: Imagination, Attention, Pretty)

"God grant you all your desires and accept my own hearty thanks for all your attention to me. Although indeed, those attentions have tried me more than death can now terrify me."
- Jane Grey
(Related: Death, God, Attention, Now)

"Their scrambled attention spans struck me as a metaphor for the way we get our doses of reality these days."
- Bill Griffith
(Related: Attention, Metaphor, Reality)

"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
(Related: Attention, Being, Song)

"Most TV shows don't reward you for paying attention."
- Matt Groening
(Related: Attention, Reward)

"I believe the best service to the child is the service closest to the child, and children who are victims of neglect, abuse, or abandonment must not also be victims of bureaucracy. They deserve our devoted attention, not our divided attention."
- Kenny Guinn
(Related: Abuse, Attention, Bureaucracy, Children, Neglect, Service, Victims)

"When people are nasty, it gets everybody's attention, and it gives them a name."
- Steve Guttenberg
(Related: People, Attention, Name)

"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
(Related: Attention)

"The director's job should give you a sense of music without drawing attention to itself."
- Taylor Hackford
(Related: Music, Attention, Job, Sense)

"Sometimes if you get 'em too drunk they don't pay no attention to what you're doin' anyways, so you might as well just do old songs. But if you get one that's paying attention, sometimes we'll do some new material."
- Merle Haggard
(Related: Attention, Old, Songs)

"Oh yeah, I mean every fighter has got be dedicated, learn how to sacrifice, know what the devotion is all about, make sure you're paying attention and studying your art."
- Marvin Hagler
(Related: Art, Sacrifice, Attention, Devotion)

"Of all the species of literary composition, perhaps biography is the most delightful. The attention concentrated on one individual gives a unity to the materials of which it is composed, which is wanting in general history."
- Robert Hall
(Related: History, Attention, Biography, Literary, Unity)

"In the power of fixing the attention lies the most precious of the intellectual habits."
- Robert Hall
(Related: Power, Attention, Habits, Lies)

"Being, belief and reason are pure relations, which cannot be dealt with absolutely, and are not things but pure scholastic concepts, signs for understanding, not for worshipping, aids to awaken our attention, not to fetter it."
- Johann G. Hamann
(Related: Belief, Attention, Being, Reason, Understanding)

"Have you ever observed that we pay much more attention to a wise passage when it is quoted than when we read it in the original author?"
- Philip Gilbert Hamerton
(Related: Attention)

"I like conventions. I like meeting and greeting. I'm perched on that edge where I'm getting more attention than I quite know what to do with, though."
- Laurell K. Hamilton
(Related: Attention, Meeting)

"So much of our attention is trained on the Middle East these days, but we cannot ignore East Asia."
- Lee H. Hamilton
(Related: Attention)

"Anytime you get an audience that's paying attention, you enjoy it more."
- Natasha Hamilton
(Related: Attention)

"And the fact that I liked to show off and be the center of attention really lends itself to figure skating very well."
- Scott Hamilton
(Related: Attention, Fact)

"Constant attention by a good nurse may be just as important as a major operation by a surgeon."
- Dag Hammarskjold
(Related: Attention, May)

"When exercising, be sure to focus your attention on what you are doing."
- Lee Haney
(Related: Attention, Focus)

"I love what I do for a living, it's the greatest job in the world, but you have to survive an awful lot of attention that you don't truly deserve and you have to live up to your professional responsibilities and I'm always trying to balance that with what is really important."
- Tom Hanks
(Related: Love, Attention, Balance, Job, Living, Trying, World)

"Because our fight has been for such a long time we are isolated from the world, even after reconstruction we don't have much attention from people outside."
- Hanoi Hannah
(Related: Time, People, Attention, Fight, World)

"If you direct your attention to the position of a bird with regard to the wave surface, it will speedily be noticed to be nearly always on the rising side or face of the wave and moving apparently at right angles to the wave's course, but really diagonal to it."
- Lawrence Hargrave
(Related: Attention, Right, Will)

"So it's not so much that I set out to do something different, it's just that the songs themselves require their own individual voice and attention."
- Ben Harper
(Related: Attention, Songs, Voice)

"We're not going to pay attention to the silliness and the petty comments. And quite frankly, women have joined me in this effort, and so it's not about appearances. It's about effectiveness."
- Katherine Harris
(Related: Women, Attention, Effort)

"I don't want to be the center of attention. My posture has changed. I walk with my head down and shoulders slumped. Suddenly I carry myself as if I'm ashamed of something."
- Randy Harrison
(Related: Attention, Want)

"To confine our attention to terrestrial matters would be to limit the human spirit."
- Stephen Hawking
(Related: Attention, Spirit)

"You have to keep going. The main attention is for us to stay alive and stay a band. You only really become very successful when you stick together. Just keep going and reaching bigger and better."
- Dan Hawkins
(Related: Successful, Attention)

"We have to be thankful considering our number as a family we enjoy very good health generally but you may be sure me and my partner have quite enough to exercise our minds and occupy our attention."
- John Hawley
(Related: Family, Health, Attention, Exercise, May)

"There's a lot of pain in my heart because what I accomplished was second to none. I'm not losing any sleep, but I do pay attention every year at this time."
- Bob Hayes
(Related: Time, Heart, Attention, Losing, Pain, Sleep)

"Genius is nothing but continued attention."
- Claude Adrien Helvetius
(Related: Genius, Attention, Nothing)

"At home in Victoria, we have three dogs, Tosh and Lucy, they're half Blue Heelers, and then there's Torrin a little Maltese terrier. She gets more attention in the house than anyone else! Yes, I miss them a lot."
- Chris Hemsworth
(Related: Home, Attention, Dogs)

"I suppose that I was a kind of consultant for taste. Is it good taste? Or bad taste? I had an attention to detail, to what would tell best the story. Because many people get excited about the work and drift off from the story."
- John Hench
(Related: Work, People, Attention, Detail, Taste)

"Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined."
- Patrick Henry
(Related: Attention, Force, Liberty, Nothing, Public, Will)

"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
(Related: Attention, Causes, Measure)

"Anyone who has ever had the feeling of being higher than a kite after giving a public speech is well aware of the effects of attention."
- Keith Henson
(Related: Attention, Being, Feeling, Giving, Public, Speech)

"Action leads to Attention. that in the short-term releases Rewarding brain chemicals and in the long term improves reproductive success."
- Keith Henson
(Related: Success, Action, Attention)

"Some people recovering from drugs or alcohol stay with the programs indefinitely, making the recovery program their family, a long-term source of attention rewards."
- Keith Henson
(Related: Family, People, Alcohol, Attention, Drugs)

"Successful cult memes induce intense social interaction behaviour between cult members. This trips the attention detectors."
- Keith Henson
(Related: Successful, Attention)

"Since you cannot do good to all, you are to pay special attention to those who, by the accidents of time, or place, or circumstances, are brought into closer connection with you."
- Augustine of Hippo
(Related: Time, Accidents, Attention, Circumstances, Connection)

"I was always jealous of something getting more attention."
- Robyn Hitchcock
(Related: Attention)

"The art of leadership... consists in consolidating the attention of the people against a single adversary and taking care that nothing will split up that attention."
- Adolf Hitler
(Related: Art, Leadership, People, Attention, Care, Nothing, Will)

"You have to be smart to play a dumb blonde over and over again and keep the audience's attention without extraordinary physical equipment."
- Judy Holliday
(Related: Attention, Dumb, Play)

"No use to shout at them to pay attention. If the situations, the materials, the problems before the child do not interest him, his attention will slip off to what does interest him, and no amount of exhortation of threats will bring it back."
- John Holt
(Related: Attention, Interest, Problems, Will)

"In the successful organization, no detail is too small to escape close attention."
- Lou Holtz
(Related: Successful, Attention, Detail)

"Yesterday I was thinking about the whole idea of genius and creative people, and the notion that if you create some magical art, somehow that exempts you from having to pay attention to the small things."
- Bell Hooks
(Related: Art, Genius, People, Idea, Attention, Thinking, Yesterday)

"Desperation is like stealing from the Mafia: you stand a good chance of attracting the wrong attention."
- Douglas Horton
(Related: Attention, Chance, Desperation, Wrong)

"When you're five years old, and you're running a business that people did not think there was room for, getting attention is not a bad thing. Letting it be known by whatever colorful language is necessary is not a bad thing."
- Brit Hume
(Related: Business, People, Attention, Language, Old, Running, Years)

"There isn't any formula or method. You learn to love by loving - by paying attention and doing what one thereby discovers has to be done."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Love, Attention, Formula)

"No matter what you've done for yourself or for humanity, if you can't look back on having given love and attention to your own family, what have you really accomplished?"
- Lee Iacocca
(Related: Love, Family, Attention, Humanity)

"We're not paying attention to the fact that Hillary Clinton is running in 2006. Everyone is looking to her for the future. It's the same with anybody else who's positioning themselves."
- Gwen Ifill
(Related: Attention, Fact, Future, Running)

"In a world where discovery is more important than delivery, it's the people who find, remix and direct attention to old stuff that should be rewarded, not the people who deliver it or sit on it waiting for someone to show up."
- Joichi Ito
(Related: People, Attention, Discovery, Old, Waiting, World)

"Next time I tell you someone from Texas should not be president of the United States, please pay attention."
- Molly Ivins
(Related: Time, Attention, President, states, United)

"Thank you for leaving us alone but giving us enough attention to boost our egos."
- Mick Jagger
(Related: Attention, Giving)

"Think of all the really successful men and women you know. Do you know a single one who didn't learn very young the trick of calling attention to himself in the right quarters?"
- Storm Jameson
(Related: Men, Women, Successful, Attention, Right)

"I cannot stand public attention, I just can't. Of course, if I may I might write something instead."
- Elfriede Jelinek
(Related: Attention, May, Public)

"I've been doing this stuff for so long it's the one aspect of my life that I've paid attention to and really sort of not paid attention to the rest of it."
- Joan Jett
(Related: Life, Attention, Rest)

"We're going to do everything possible to make sure that food safety is always paramount, and that we work with the industry as aggressively as we can to make sure that we're paying attention to the food-safety issues."
- Mike Johanns
(Related: Food, Work, Attention, Safety)

"When you arrive at your destination, pay absolutely no attention to the thing people call jetlag."
- Lara St. John
(Related: People, Attention)

"It is now for the Catholic Church to bend herself to her work with calmness and generosity. It is for you to observe her with renewed and friendly attention."
- Pope John XXIII
(Related: Work, Church, Attention, Generosity, Now)

"I never really paid attention to sales until the second record."
- Daniel Johns
(Related: Attention, Sales)

"When things haven't gone well for you, call in a secretary or a staff man and chew him out. You will sleep better and they will appreciate the attention."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: Attention, Man, Sleep, Will)

"The true art of memory is the art of attention."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Art, Attention, Memory)

"We are a business, and you do a little of what you think's right, pay your bills, and attract... a single record attracts attention to your concerts and your albums."
- Bruce Johnston
(Related: Business, Attention, Right)

"My job is to help the functioning of the story, not to draw attention to myself, but to make my characters function within the story, to work for the benefit of the story, to make the whole thing work."
- Jeffrey Jones
(Related: Work, Attention, Help, Job)

"It's easy to get next to music theory, especially between your peers and music classes and so forth. You just pay attention. I had a good ear, so I realized that printed music was just about reminding you what to play."
- Quincy Jones
(Related: Music, Attention, Play, Theory)

"At Leeds the idea of an international labour organization appeared in a trade-union text which also drew attention to the danger to the working classes inherent in the existence of international capitalist competition."
- Leon Jouhaux
(Related: Idea, Attention, Competition, Danger, Existence, Trade)

"I pay a lot of attention to how things are done and the whole activity of building something is interesting."
- Donald Judd
(Related: Attention, Building)

"A surprising number of government committees will make important decisions on fundamental matters with less attention than each individual would give to buying a suit."
- Herman Kahn
(Related: Government, Attention, Buying, Decisions, Will)

"In 1960 I published a book that attempted to direct attention to the possibility of a thermonuclear war, to ways of reducing the likelihood of such a war, and to methods for coping with the consequences should war occur despite our efforts to avoid it."
- Herman Kahn
(Related: War, Possibility, Attention, Consequences)

"When I'm alone at home, I really prefer to listen to Wagner's orchestral music rather than any vocal music. I find it illuminating not to have to pay attention to voices in the recordings."
- Kiri Te Kanawa
(Related: Music, Home, Attention)

"I had 16 other prisons that I needed to pay attention to, and we did. And I had 3,400 soldiers who were depending on me to take care of them, and I did."
- Janis Karpinski
(Related: Attention, Care, Soldiers)

"I think the aim - and certainly the aim of what I've tried to do since leaving - is not political and certainly not a witch hunt at individuals. It's to try to direct our attention at what I believe is a fundamental fault analysis that we must now examine."
- David Kay
(Related: Attention, Fault, Now)

"It is by such means as the prize offered by your Committee that the attention of the world will be focused and that men and women will be inspired to greater efforts in the interest of peace."
- Frank B. Kellogg
(Related: Men, Peace, Women, Attention, Committee, Interest, Will, World)

"They pay little attention to what we say and prefer to read tea leaves."
- Nikita Khrushchev
(Related: Attention, Tea)

"One of the first things I did as a new Member of Congress was help form a bipartisan Mississippi River Caucus so we could work together from both the North and the South in order to draw attention to the resources that are needed along the Mississippi River."
- Ron Kind
(Related: Work, Attention, Congress, First, Help, Order)

"Women get the attention when we get into the men's arena, and that's sad."
- Billie Jean King
(Related: Women, Attention)

"When we are dealing with death we are constantly being dragged down by the event: Humor diverts our attention and lifts our sagging spirits."
- Allen Klein
(Related: Death, Humor, Attention, Being, Spirits)

"The studies indicate that focusing our attention on someone else, takes our mind off of our own problems. We stay healthier and thereby live longer."
- Allen Klein
(Related: Attention, Mind, Problems)

"When you think about advertisements, it makes sense that they want to hold and retain our attention."
- Allen Klein
(Related: Attention, Sense, Want)

"Commercials capture your attention, that's all."
- Calvin Klein
(Related: Attention)

"The SSRC committee turned attention from team research for building a model of the United States to doing one for world trade in order to investigate the international transmission mechanism."
- Lawrence R. Klein
(Related: Attention, Building, Committee, Order, Research, states, Trade, United, World)

"I don't pay attention to target audiences and therefore I often hear that I am a ratings killer, somebody who fundamentally doesn't care whether one person is watching or an entire soccer stadium."
- Alexander Kluge
(Related: Attention, Audiences, Care, Soccer)

"I wanted to write a story that demanded the viewer's attention."
- Nigel Kneale
(Related: Attention)

"With Guard and Reserve units, you can end up with a lot of people from one part of the country dying in one day, and that gets people's attention."
- Lawrence Korb
(Related: People, Attention, Country, Day, Dying, End)

"The British feel of blues has been hard, rather than emotional. Far too much emphasis on 12 bar, too little attention to words, far too little originality."
- Alexis Korner
(Related: Attention, Originality, Words)

"You can't really tell what the audience wants but you can tell what will keep everybodies attention in the same place."
- Leo Kottke
(Related: Attention, Will)

"I worked very hard and I earned all the attention I'm getting."
- Anna Kournikova
(Related: Attention)

"Normally, if you go through a game without attracting attention, you are doing a hell of a job."
- Jerry Kramer
(Related: Attention, Hell, Job)

"The mission of the press is to spread culture while destroying the attention span."
- Karl Kraus
(Related: Attention, Culture, Mission, Press)

"When we talk about understanding, surely it takes place only when the mind listens completely - the mind being your heart, your nerves, your ears- when you give your whole attention to it."
- Jiddu Krishnamurti
(Related: Heart, Attention, Being, Mind, Nerves, Talk, Understanding)

"A little bit of attention can go a long way."
- Nicholas D. Kristof
(Related: Attention)

"Do you know why language manifests itself the way it does in my work? It's because I understand short attention spans."
- Barbara Kruger
(Related: Work, Attention, Language)

"I want people to be drawn into the space of the work. And a lot of people are like me in that they have relatively short attention spans. So I shoot for the window of opportunity."
- Barbara Kruger
(Related: Work, People, Opportunity, Attention, Space, Want)

"Up until doing this movie, I hadn't really paid a huge amount of attention to those genres, but after finishing this movie, it really gave me a different sense of appreciation of the way the movies play out."
- Chiaki Kuriyama
(Related: Movies, Appreciation, Attention, Play, Sense)

"Obviously, a skirt does present certain problems that I had to be aware of. But when it came to the shoot and we were rolling, I didn't really pay it any attention. It wasn't too bad."
- Chiaki Kuriyama
(Related: Attention, Present, Problems)

"Let us come to the philosophers, whose authority is of greater weight, and their judgment more to be relied on, because they are believed to have paid attention, not to matters of fiction, but to the investigation of the truth."
- Lactantius
(Related: Truth, Attention, Authority, Fiction, Investigation, Judgment, Weight)

"At 6:30, which was when the national news began, my father raised the volume and adjusted the antennas. Usually I occupied myself with a book, but that night my father insisted that I pay attention."
- Jhumpa Lahiri
(Related: Father, Attention, News, Night)

"I enjoy countless hundreds pursuing me. I love those who love me the most. I am sort of flattered by men showing attention to me."
- Hedy Lamarr
(Related: Love, Men, Attention)

"Human behavior in the midst of hardship caught my attention very early on, and my first stories were all pictures, no words."
- Wally Lamb
(Related: Attention, Behavior, First, Hardship, Words)

"Seeing yourself in print is such an amazing concept: you can get so much attention without having to actually show up somewhere... You don't have to dress up, for instance, and you can't hear them boo you right away."
- Anne Lamott
(Related: Attention, Dress, Right)

"We're both accustomed to being the center of attention. We're both accustomed to being spoiled by the people around us. And we don't expect to have to compete with somebody for all of that."
- Jim Lampley
(Related: People, Attention, Being)

"I think there was a sense that the impact was being lost because the audience was so familiar with the form. You combine that with people's attention spans, which are clearly conditioned to be shorter now, and there's a need to vary the paradigm."
- Jim Lampley
(Related: People, Attention, Being, Now, Sense)

"Boy, you gotta be real sick to get this much attention."
- Michael Landon
(Related: Attention)

"The high price of health care in this country is a serious issue that demands serious attention. Putting limits on damages have little or no effect on skyrocketing malpractice insurance rates."
- Mary Landrieu
(Related: Health, Attention, Care, Country, Effect, Limits)

"I have just enough attention to feel glamorous and important."
- Diane Lane
(Related: Attention)

"They cannot count on the press and they cannot count on Congressional committees to bring the problems of the scientific community to their own attention, or to police the scientific community."
- Serge Lang
(Related: Attention, Community, Police, Press, Problems)

"There's a great deal of attention paid and books written about this change of life in a woman, and really very little written about a man's change of life."
- Frank Langella
(Related: Change, Life, Attention, Books, Man, Woman)

"For the past several years, the Meth Caucus has worked to engage the Office of National Drug Control Policy on this issue. We have tried to get their attention that meth requires a strong, comprehensive Federal policy."
- Rick Larsen
(Related: Policy, Control, Attention, Office, Past, Years)

"I think we will always have the impulse towards visual poetry with us, and I wouldn't agree with Bly that it's a bad thing. It depends on the ability of the individual poet to do it well, and to make a shape which is interesting enough to hold your attention."
- James Laughlin
(Related: Poetry, Ability, Attention, Will)

"When you write down your ideas you automatically focus your full attention on them. Few if any of us can write one thought and think another at the same time. Thus a pencil and paper make excellent concentration tools."
- Michael LeBoeuf
(Related: Time, Thought, Ideas, Attention, Focus, Tools)

"To have the recognition of your colleagues is great. The public attention is a mixed blessing."
- Joshua Lederberg
(Related: Attention, Public)

"I wish the press were paying more attention to the erosion of the Constitution and the slippery slope that we're getting into, by giving up the right of the Congress to talk about when and how and where we go to war."
- Barbara Lee
(Related: War, Attention, Congress, Constitution, Giving, Press, Right, Talk)

"Order is never observed; it is disorder that attracts attention because it is awkward and intrusive."
- Eliphas Levi
(Related: Attention, Disorder)

"I'm saying look, here they come, pay attention. Let your eyes transform what appears ordinary, commonplace, into what it is, a moment in time, an observed fragment of eternity."
- Philip Levine
(Related: Time, Attention, Eternity, Eyes, Saying)

"On the acquisition of Louisiana, in the year 1803, the attention of the government of the United States, was early directed towards exploring and improving the new territory."
- Meriwether Lewis
(Related: Government, Attention, states, United)

"Financial literacy is an issue that should command our attention because many Americans are not adequately organizing finances for their education, healthcare and retirement."
- Ron Lewis
(Related: Education, Financial, Americans, Attention, Healthcare, Retirement)

"People keep pushing me to be the center of attention... I would prefer to be on the sidelines, because that's where you see more."
- Gong Li
(Related: People, Attention)

"There was a generation of people who moved here to make something of themselves. They had to really struggle and created really something on their own apart from a lot of attention. It was a really exciting time here."
- Arto Lindsay
(Related: Time, People, Attention, Struggle)

"The penalty of success is to be bored by the attentions of people who formerly snubbed you."
- Mary Wilson Little
(Related: Success, People)

"The day is past when schools could afford to give sufficient time and attention to the teaching of the ancient languages to enable the student to get that enjoyment out of classical literature that made the lives of our grandfathers so rich."
- James Loeb
(Related: Time, Attention, Day, Enjoyment, Literature, Past, Schools, Teaching)

"Obviously any group that has to have funding also needs to get attention to their issues."
- Bjorn Lomborg
(Related: Attention, Needs)

"Growing up, my brother and I were begging for attention."
- Jeremy London
(Related: Brother, Attention, Growing up)

"In terms of Cube I think he's very conscious of the technical aspect of the business whereas when you're just hired as an actor, you're not really secure in that part of your work and you're not really paying attention to where the camera."
- Nia Long
(Related: Business, Work, Actor, Attention)

"Black women are programmed to define ourselves within this male attention and to compete with each other for it rather than to recognize and move upon our common interests."
- Audre Lorde
(Related: Women, Attention)

"My books were always full of ink blots, always stained and covered with smeared sketches and pictures, which one draws idly when his attention wanders from his task."
- Pierre Loti
(Related: Attention, Books)

"We always reminisce about how everyone tried to get Diane Lane's attention, to very little success."
- Rob Lowe
(Related: Success, Attention)

"Basically, all my life I'd been told you can't do that because you're female. So I guess I just didn't pay any attention. I just went ahead and did what I could and then, when the stars aligned, I was ready."
- Shannon Lucid
(Related: Life, Attention, Stars)

"My mother's suicide attempts were a way to release anxiety and get attention. Some of the attempts were drug reactions she didn't even remember later on."
- Lorna Luft
(Related: Mother, Anxiety, Attention, Suicide)

"Save for minor ailments and accident, my battalion is practically immune from sickness; colds come and go as a matter of course, sprains and cuts claim momentary attention, but otherwise the health of the battalion is perfect."
- Patrick MacGill
(Related: Health, Accident, Attention, Sickness)

"Whatever is popular deserves attention."
- James Mackintosh
(Related: Attention, Popular)

"The most attention I get is in a book store or video shop when I go to the foreign film section. Sometimes that can be fun, but usually those women want to talk about philosophy or something very dense. It's not like they're tearing off my shirt, you know."
- Tobey Maguire
(Related: Women, Attention, Film, Fun, Philosophy, Talk, Want)

"We see things in this material world, wherein our bodies dwell, only because our mind through its attention lives in another world, only because it contemplates the beauties of the archetypal and intelligible world which Reason contains."
- Nicolas Malebranche
(Related: Attention, Mind, Reason, World)

"Each pursues his own theory, little solicitous to correct or improve it by an attention to what is advanced by his opponents."
- Thomas Malthus
(Related: Attention, Opponents, Theory)

"After some minor pieces of theoretical study that I worked on, a student in my statistical mechanics class brought to my attention a problem in polyelectrolytes."
- Rudolph A. Marcus
(Related: Attention, Class, Study)

"You glance at an e-mail. You give more attention to a real letter."
- Judith Martin
(Related: Attention)

"I think in any writing you're paying attention to detail."
- Peter Matthiessen
(Related: Attention, Detail, Writing)

"I remember that it was never that difficult for me to get a director to look up and pay attention to me. Mind you, I don't know if that's necessarily charm. But I've played roles where my character has to be charming and I've found it quite easy to do. I think some of it is in my bones, but some of it is more deliberate."
- James McAvoy
(Related: Character, Attention, Charm, Mind)

"The problem... is that most members of Congress don't pay attention to what's going on."
- John McCain
(Related: Attention, Congress)

"If a person can be said to have the wrong attitude, there is no need to pay attention to his arguments."
- John McCarthy
(Related: Attitude, Arguments, Attention, Wrong)

"The commercial broadcasters have tremendous influence in Washington, D.C., for a couple of reasons. First, they're extremely rich and they have lots of money and they have had for a long time, so they can give money to politicians, which gets their attention."
- Robert McChesney
(Related: Money, Time, Attention, First, Influence, Politicians, Washington)

"But, if there's any aspect of my career that needs attention, it's writing."
- Bobby McFerrin
(Related: Attention, Career, Needs, Writing)

"I believe that given the audience attention level, we could do an even more compelling 90 minutes."
- Vince McMahon
(Related: Attention)

"There is a price for popularity. Critics look for your weaknesses, your flaws, anything that makes the work seem like a fluke and not seem worthy of all the attention it's getting."
- Terry McMillan
(Related: Work, Attention, Flaws, Popularity)

"The fact is five months ago this was an issue that people weren't really talking that much about. Because of the president's leadership, because he's brought it to people's attention, it's now a top issue."
- Ken Mehlman
(Related: Leadership, People, Attention, Fact, Months, Now, President, Talking)

"I really love to act; I love everything about it. I've never had this addiction to being known. I mean, sure, if you go into acting, there's part of you that is saying, 'I want attention' but I was brought up to work to deserve attention, and it is the work, not the trappings that are important."
- Christopher Meloni
(Related: Love, Work, Act, Acting, Addiction, Attention, Being, Saying, Want)

"One of our key strategies has been to restructure traditional high schools into small learning communities with personalized attention and a range of options."
- Thomas Menino
(Related: Attention, Key, Learning, Options, Schools)

"Once I had all the attention, all I had to do was deliver."
- Ethel Merman
(Related: Attention)

"There's a lot of other movies I like, but I don't even pay attention to directors to tell you the truth."
- Jason Mewes
(Related: Movies, Truth, Attention)

"I pay attention to the actors and stuff, but not even that much. I don't pay attention to who's writing."
- Jason Mewes
(Related: Actors, Attention, Writing)

"I don't really pay attention to the filmmaker thing."
- Jason Mewes
(Related: Attention)

"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
(Related: Attention, Being, Books, Company, First)

"I am glad that I paid so little attention to good advice; had I abided by it I might have been saved from some of my most valuable mistakes."
- Edna St. Vincent Millay
(Related: Advice, Attention, Mistakes)

"He's not the finest character that ever lived. But he's a human being, and a terrible thing is happening to him. So attention must be paid."
- Arthur Miller
(Related: Character, Attention, Being)

"The moment one gives close attention to any thing, even a blade of grass it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself."
- Henry Miller
(Related: Attention, World)

"Far too often we see attention paid to the firearm and not the criminal."
- Jeff Miller
(Related: Attention)

"I spend a lot of my time trying to draw the attention of actors to the minute and subtle details of human behavior, which was the sort of thing I was looking at when I was a neurologist."
- Jonathan Miller
(Related: Time, Actors, Attention, Behavior, Trying)

"A lot of actors just do whatever they do, and wherever the camera is, it is. They don't pay much attention, but I always did. I was always very close to the camera crew. They were my best buddies, no matter what movie or show I was doing."
- Donna Mills
(Related: Actors, Attention)

"I've been accustomed to being famous and having a certain level of attention for 14 years, but in the last few months, it's changed. It's like on the arcade game, I've gone up to the next level."
- Kylie Minogue
(Related: Attention, Being, Famous, Months, Years)

"The stopping of the Judicial courts, had been blended, in the minds of some people, with the redress of grievances considered only as a mode of awakening the attention of the legislature."
- George Richards Minot
(Related: People, Attention)

"Everyone I know has attention deficit, and they say it with great pride. It's a bad time to be right."
- Joni Mitchell
(Related: Time, Attention, Pride, Right)

"I have hardly detained the reader long enough on the subject, to give him a just impression of the stress laid on confession. It is one of the great points to which our attention was constantly directed."
- Maria Monk
(Related: Impression, Attention, Confession, Stress)

"What perhaps should receive more attention is the effect of the treatment on the virus."
- Luc Montagnier
(Related: Attention, Effect, Treatment)

"The pretty fellows you speak of, I own entertain me sometimes, but is it impossible to be diverted with what one despises? I can laugh at a puppet show, at the same time I know there is nothing in it worth my attention or regard."
- Mary Wortley Montagu
(Related: Time, Attention, Nothing, Pretty, Worth)

"We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won't need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don't fire cannons to call attention to their shining- they just shine."
- Dwight L. Moody
(Related: Attention, Fire, Light)

"The nation did not begin to realize the extraordinary possibilities of the vast Western territory until its attention was thus suddenly and definitely concentrated on the Pacific by the annual addition of over fifty million dollars to the circulating medium."
- John Moody
(Related: Attention, Nation, Possibilities)

"The kinds of shows that seem to work now, the comedy shows, are those which require very little attention. They're superficial and I like articulate comedy."
- Mary Tyler Moore
(Related: Work, Attention, Comedy, Now)

"Poetry, almost by definition, calls attention to its language and form."
- Robert Morgan
(Related: Poetry, Attention, Language)

"No man is lonely eating spaghetti; it requires so much attention."
- Christopher Morley
(Related: Attention, Eating, Lonely, Man)

"I never paid attention to what was contemporary or what was commercial, it didn't mean anything to me."
- Van Morrison
(Related: Attention)

"So far I haven't really been prominent enough to get critical attention focused on me. So, of course, I fully expect bad reviews, but I will be wracked with misery as a result."
- Emily Mortimer
(Related: Attention, Misery, Result, Will)

"Basically, the actor's job is to pay attention to the script."
- Joe Morton
(Related: Actor, Attention, Job)

"All of a sudden to get all of this attention, and to be away from home and working all the time was hard. I was on planes all the time. I didn't see my friends. I cried a lot. It was quite terrifying."
- Kate Moss
(Related: Home, Time, Attention, Friends)

"Every time I would open my mouth to sing, everybody was paying attention to me. It became a habit."
- Nana Mouskouri
(Related: Time, Habit, Attention, Open)

"I pay no attention whatever to anybody's praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings."
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(Related: Feelings, Attention, Blame, Praise)

"The thoughts of my emotionally so disturbed days must be found again, shifted and developed further. Here and there something of the loose remarks I make must be used, but only when it finds my attention again."
- Robert Musil
(Related: Thoughts, Attention)

"It's a sad day when a cartoon is doing more and cares more and pays more attention to the environment than our president."
- Kathy Najimy
(Related: Attention, Day, Environment, President)

"What I would pay much more attention to are the few points where the player can inadvertently make a career decision. Most players end up back-tracking, though some actually enjoy this."
- Graham Nelson
(Related: Decision, Attention, Career, End)

"If a church offers no truth that is not available in the general culture - in, for instance, the editorials of the New York Times or, for that matter, of National Review - there is not much reason to pay it attention."
- Richard John Neuhaus
(Related: Truth, Church, Attention, Culture, Reason)

"Comedians are never really on vacation because you're always at attention... that antenna is always out there."
- Bob Newhart
(Related: Attention, Comedians, Vacation)

"But these days, I get a lot more attention and airplay from the Adult Contemporary and country radio stations, and I feel comfortable saying I'm a part of that."
- Juice Newton
(Related: Attention, Country, Saying)

"Only in a concert situation do I have access to people directly to preach to them, and I don't believe that the bigger your platform is, the more people will pay attention."
- Larry Norman
(Related: People, Attention, Will)

"Your children can be around you all day, but if you don't spend quality time with them and you don't pay attention to them and talk to them and listen to them, it doesn't matter that they're just around you."
- Brandy Norwood
(Related: Time, Quality, Attention, Children, Day, Talk)

"You've had some terrific print information that gets everybody's attention in this town."
- Charlie Norwood
(Related: Attention, Information)

"I have enough attention already. More, I don't really need."
- Chris Noth
(Related: Attention)

"During the winter my attention was attracted to the changes in the stars and planets in the sky."
- Paul Nurse
(Related: Attention, Sky, Stars, Winter)

"The writer should never be ashamed of staring. There is nothing that does not require his attention."
- Flannery O'Connor
(Related: Attention, Nothing, Writer)

"What was a problem was the excessive amount of media attention to the appointment of the first woman and everything she did. Everywhere that Sandra went, the press was sure to go. And that got tiresome; it was stressful."
- Sandra Day O'Connor
(Related: Attention, First, Media, Press, Woman)

"A good advertisement is one which sells the product without drawing attention to itself."
- David Ogilvy
(Related: Attention)

"It takes a big idea to attract the attention of consumers and get them to buy your product. Unless your advertising contains a big idea, it will pass like a ship in the night. I doubt if more than one campaign in a hundred contains a big idea."
- David Ogilvy
(Related: Idea, Advertising, Attention, Doubt, Night, Will)

"The magician and the politician have much in common: they both have to draw our attention away from what they are really doing."
- Ben Okri
(Related: Attention)

"I don't think Michael had to retire for us to get the spotlight, because when you win, it commands attention."
- Hakeem Olajuwon
(Related: Attention)

"To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work."
- Mary Oliver
(Related: Work, Attention)

"Of all presidential perks, the pardon power has a special significance. It is just the kind of authority that would attract the special attention of someone obsessed with himself and his own ability to influence events."
- Barbara Olson
(Related: Power, Ability, Attention, Authority, Events, Influence)

"Hopefully, at some point, people will at least credit the Republicans with carrying out their oversight responsibilities and with pursuing a principled course of action even in the face of everyone's short-attention spans."
- Barbara Olson
(Related: People, Action, Credit, Republicans, Will)

"As a scientist, my attention became totally focused on global warming some 15 years ago by the elegant and powerful measurements of carbon dioxide trapped in ice cores taken as much as 2 miles deep from the great East Antarctica ice sheet."
- John Olver
(Related: Attention, Deep, Global warming, Years)

"Things with my dad were pretty good until I won an Academy Award. He was really loving to me until I got more attention than he did. Then he hated me."
- Tatum O'Neal
(Related: Dad, Attention, Pretty)

"I don't want to come off like the jealous brother who wasn't getting the attention, but it was like no one was really into me anyway. I wasn't really a priority."
- Jack Osbourne
(Related: Brother, Attention, Want)

"No naturalist has devoted more painstaking attention to the structure of the barnacles than Mr. Darwin."
- Richard Owen
(Related: Attention)

"Lady Limelight is a jealous lady. She wants all of your attention. You don't have any time to think of anything else but Lady Limelight, because pretty soon that light will be shinning on somebody else. So you better do it while you can."
- Buck Owens
(Related: Time, Attention, Lady, Light, Pretty, Will)

"Woman is the dominant sex. Men have to do all sorts of stuff to prove that they are worthy of woman's attention."
- Camille Paglia
(Related: Men, Sex, Attention, Woman)

"We are angry about paying the highest income taxes and property taxes in the nation and getting less and less for it. We are angry about our incompetent, dysfunctional government that pays no attention to the desires of the people. We are angry about the cesspool of corruption and conflicts of interests and self-dealing that is Albany."
- Carl Paladino
(Related: Government, People, Attention, Corruption, Income, Nation, Property, Self, Taxes)

"In 1986 we were trying to help women get in print, stay in print, and come to the attention of booksellers and libraries. At that time, books by men mystery writers were reviewed seven times as often as books by women."
- Sara Paretsky
(Related: Men, Women, Time, Attention, Books, Help, Libraries, Mystery, Trying, Writers)

"I feel like, sometimes, people, because of the amount of media, because of the amount of attention, people seem to think I have to do things. Like, I have to win right now! But I don't feel like that."
- Danica Patrick
(Related: People, Attention, Media, Right)

"I've been with certain stars; some are caring and pay attention to their fans and to their fellow performers and some are too busy. Elvis never seemed too busy."
- Minnie Pearl
(Related: Attention, Caring, Fans, Stars)

"The police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full time attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence."
- Robert Peel
(Related: Time, Attention, Being, Community, Existence, Police, Public, Welfare)

"It goes against the grain of modern education to teach students to program. What fun is there to making plans, acquiring discipline, organizing thoughts, devoting attention to detail, and learning to be self critical."
- Alan Perlis
(Related: Education, Discipline, Thoughts, Attention, Detail, Fun, Learning, Self, Students)

"A programming language is low level when its programs require attention to the irrelevant."
- Alan Perlis
(Related: Attention, Language, Programming)

"I used to be a real prince charming if I went on a date with a girl. But then I'd get to where I was likely to have a stroke from the stress of keeping up my act. I've since learned the key to a good date is to pay attention on her."
- Matthew Perry
(Related: Act, Attention, Key, Stress)

"Animals speak with pure affection. It's important to me to get something going in NY so we can get to be a no-kill city, and give the animals homes and more attention and love."
- Bernadette Peters
(Related: Love, Affection, Animals, Attention)

"The simple act of paying positive attention to people has a great deal to do with productivity."
- Thomas J. Peters
(Related: People, Positive, Act, Attention, Productivity)

"If you're not confused, you're not paying attention."
- Tom Peters
(Related: Attention)

"Surely it is one of the simplest laws of taste in dress, that it shall not attract undue attention from the wearer to the worn."
- Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
(Related: Attention, Dress, Laws, Taste)

"The preparations for my new voyage prevented the possiblity of my paying that attention to the correction of my errors, that I should otherwise have done."
- Zebulon Pike
(Related: Attention, Correction, Errors)

"We save limited resources in terms of who we are physically screening. The approach will allow us to pay more attention to those potential terrorists."
- John Pistole
(Related: Attention, Potential, Will)

"I've learned through experience that life is never that bad. The secret is just paying attention to how you feel and not letting anyone else dictate what in your heart you know is right."
- Dana Plato
(Related: Experience, Life, Heart, Attention, Right)

"Attention to health is life greatest hindrance."
- Plato
(Related: Health, Life, Attention)

"Those theologians who are beginning to take the doctrine of creation very seriously should pay some attention to science's story."
- John Polkinghorne
(Related: Science, Attention, Beginning, Creation, Doctrine)

"The things journalists should pay attention to are the issues the political leadership agrees on, rather than to their supposed antagonisms."
- Michael Pollan
(Related: Leadership, Attention)

"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
(Related: Environmental, People, Attention, Building, Past)

"Terrorism is in good part an effective government propaganda; it serves to deflect attention from governmental abuse toward a mostly imagined, highly dangerous outside enemy."
- Mark Poster
(Related: Government, Abuse, Attention, Enemy, Propaganda, Terrorism)

"Conservatives were griping for decades about liberal media and nobody paid attention. Now, all of a sudden, one news channel has gotten a whole new community of people freaked out."
- Michael K. Powell
(Related: People, Attention, Community, Liberal, Media, News, Now)

"I'm not doing this to be a pop star. I've had plenty of money and attention. I'm doing it for credibility."
- Lisa Marie Presley
(Related: Money, Attention, Credibility)

"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
(Related: Attention, Awards, Merit, Spirit)

"After failing four times and after working for other people and realizing that nobody paid attention to the food like they should have, we wanted to just pay attention to the food and service."
- Paul Prudhomme
(Related: Food, People, Attention, Service)

"One performs a very different act when reading a movie and when reading a novel. Your attention behaves differently."
- Manuel Puig
(Related: Act, Attention, Reading)

"My only real claim to anyone's attention lies in my writing."
- Philip Pullman
(Related: Attention, Lies, Writing)

"If there be anything that can be called genius, it consists chiefly in ability to give that attention to a subject which keeps it steadily in the mind, till we have surveyed it accurately on all sides."
- Robert Quillen
(Related: Genius, Ability, Attention, Mind)

"A lot of what acting is paying attention."
- Nancy Reagan
(Related: Acting, Attention)

"You know, if I listened to Michael Dukakis long enough, I would be convinced we're in an economic downturn and people are homeless and going without food and medical attention and that we've got to do something about the unemployed."
- Ronald Reagan
(Related: Food, Medical, People, Attention)

"It's hard to pay attention these days because of multiple affects of the information technology nowadays. You tend to develop a faster, speedier mind, but I don't think it's necessarily broader or smarter."
- Robert Redford
(Related: Technology, Attention, Information, Mind)

"The simple act of paying attention can take you a long way."
- Keanu Reeves
(Related: Act, Attention)

"A lot of attention has been going to social values - abortion, gay rights, other divisive issues - but economic values are equally important."
- Robert Reich
(Related: Values, Abortion, Attention, Rights, Gay)

"Over the years, a number of other intriguing experimental ideas and areas of investigation have been the objects of my attention, and I have devoted some time and effort to exploring the inherent possbilities."
- Frederick Reines
(Related: Time, Ideas, Attention, Effort, Investigation, Years)

"I turned my attention for a while to gamma ray astronomy and soon began the first in a continous series of experiments at the Savannah River site to study the properties of the neutrino."
- Frederick Reines
(Related: Astronomy, Attention, First, Study)

"When I see myself in the videogame it's amazing how realistic I look. This is the most authentic and realistic soccer game I have ever seen. It is like I'm looking in a mirror. The attention to detail is incredible."
- Claudio Reyna
(Related: Attention, Detail, Soccer)

"I was really kind of shy as a child. But I would do things for attention."
- Little Richard
(Related: Attention)

"Like, my mother would have company over, and I would sing so they'd pay attention to me."
- Little Richard
(Related: Mother, Attention, Company)

"But when I went on the stage to do a show, I would put on makeup because I felt that it enhanced my act; it drew attention to what I was doing."
- Little Richard
(Related: Act, Attention, Makeup)

"So if people will pay attention to what I say because of our success as a group, I am going to use that."
- Kevin Richardson
(Related: Success, People, Attention, Will)

"Instead of yelling and spanking, which don't work anyway, I believe in finding creative ways to keep their attention - turning things into a game, for instance. And, when they do something good, positive reinforcement and praise."
- Patricia Richardson
(Related: Work, Positive, Attention, Praise)

"It was extremely hard going from being a parent of one to a parent of three, because now all these instant decisions have to be made about how you balance out the time and attention between them."
- Patricia Richardson
(Related: Time, Attention, Balance, Being, Decisions, Now)

"Painters have always needed a sort of veil upon which they can focus their attention. It's as though the more fully the consciousness is absorbed, the greater the freedom of the spirit behind."
- Bridget Riley
(Related: Attention, Consciousness, Focus, Freedom, Spirit)

"If all you have to offer is a look that is supposed to be appealing, the you are going to be paid attention to about a tenth as long as you would be if when you speak you are interesting."
- Julia Roberts
(Related: Attention)

"I felt like calling attention to AIDS. I had the AIDS ribbon colored into my hair during the playoffs in '95."
- Dennis Rodman
(Related: Attention, Hair)

"Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention."
- Jim Rohn
(Related: Attention)

"I'm a little top heavy, so I have to pay attention to that area. I think it was from my years of swimming in school when I was a kid and it just overdeveloped my upper body. In fact, when I started modeling, my back was so developed, I could not fit into any dresses."
- Rebecca Romijn
(Related: Attention, Body, Fact, School, Years)

"A love of classical music is only partially a natural response to hearing the works performed, it also must come about by a decision to listen carefully, to pay close attention, a decision inevitably motivated by the cultural and social prestige of the art."
- Charles Rosen
(Related: Art, Love, Music, Decision, Attention, Hearing)

"I never knew any painter worthy of the name who paid the smallest attention to what a critic says, even in conversation."
- Robert Baldwin Ross
(Related: Attention, Conversation, Name)

"It is sometimes well for a blatant error to draw attention to overmodest truths."
- Jean Rostand
(Related: Attention, Error)

"You stick your head above the crowd and attract attention and sometimes somebody will throw a rock at you. That's the territory. You buy the land, you get the Indians."
- David Lee Roth
(Related: Attention, Land, Will)

"I've found the best way is to not be scared of the attention but to be grateful for it and open to it. It makes my days better rather than being annoyed that people want my attention."
- Brandon Routh
(Related: People, Attention, Being, Open, Want)

"I knew very early on that there would be quite a bit of attention: Superman is known all over the place."
- Brandon Routh
"When a girl marries, she exchanges the attentions of many men for the inattention of one."
- Helen Rowland
(Related: Men)

"I ask the people of Connecticut for their forgiveness, I should have paid more attention to people around me and people that I trusted but I am sorry for my actions and take full responsibility."
- John Rowland
(Related: Forgiveness, People, Actions, Attention, Responsibility)

"We tend to pay attention to that which is the most current on our radar screen."
- Warren Rudman
(Related: Attention)

"I used to just sign papers and not pay no attention to what I'm signing."
- Otis Rush
(Related: Attention)

"That's the most beautiful thing that I like about boxing: you can take a punch. The biggest thing about taking a punch is your ego reacts and there's no better spiritual lesson than trying to not pay attention to your ego's reaction."
- David O. Russell
(Related: Attention, Ego, Spiritual, Trying)

"I often concentrate on the eyes and lips, they are great indicators of mood and feeling, and I find that I can project character into my portraits by bringing the viewer's attention to these areas."
- Robert Ryan
(Related: Character, Attention, Eyes, Feeling, Portraits, Project)

"It is like our foreign policy has attention deficit disorder."
- Tim Ryan
(Related: Policy, Attention, Disorder, Foreign policy)

"I feel very sorry for the one or two North Korean defectors who were caught by Chinese police while entering South Korean or foreign embassies in Beijing, but their arrest drew the whole attention of the world."
- Kim Y. Sam
(Related: Attention, Police, World)

"My movies just kind of sneak up on you. I don't have to worry too much about what everybody is going to say. Anyway, I really don't pay attention to what the world says about my movies. I just care about what my buddies think."
- Adam Sandler
(Related: Movies, Attention, Care, World, Worry)

"Students of American history will recall that the important place where work gets done in the legislative body, almost without exception, is in the committees, more so than on the floor although sometimes more attention is paid to the floor."
- Paul Sarbanes
(Related: History, Work, American, Attention, Body, Students, Will)

"It's the duty of all novelists, all painters, all musicians, all people who try to make art move: to look for something they feel authentically, without paying attention to styles."
- Nathalie Sarraute
(Related: Art, People, Attention, Duty, Musicians)

"Working in an office with an array of electronic devices is like trying to get something done at home with half a dozen small children around. The calls for attention are constant."
- Marilyn vos Savant
(Related: Home, Attention, Children, Office, Trying)

"Attention-deficit disorders seem to abound in modern society, and we don't know the cause."
- Marilyn vos Savant
(Related: Society, Attention, Cause)

"Women didn't want to watch other women on television because they were jealous of their husbands' diverted attention."
- Jessica Savitch
(Related: Women, Attention, Husbands, Television, Want)

"Newscasters cannot call attention to themselves by being too attractive or too unattractive."
- Jessica Savitch
(Related: Attention, Being)

"I think the one lesson I have learned is that there is no substitute for paying attention."
- Diane Sawyer
(Related: Attention)

"The one lesson I have learned is that there is no substitute for paying attention."
- Diane Sawyer
(Related: Attention)

"In many ways, when you're young and sexy, it's very annoying to be whistled at and to have someone always trying to attract your attention, but now when it happens I find myself registering the fact almost warmly."
- Greta Scacchi
(Related: Attention, Fact, Now, Trying)

"People in New York pay attention to national issues - a huge percentage of people."
- Sydney Schanberg
(Related: People, Attention)

"This means I must pay close attention to the writing, but equally so to the scientific background - which sometimes means doing fairly involved calculations."
- Stanley Schmidt
(Related: Attention, Calculations, Writing)

"All successful employers are stalking men who will do the unusual, men who think, men who attract attention by performing more than is expected of them."
- Charles M. Schwab
(Related: Men, Successful, Attention, Will)

"In the best of all possible worlds, February 14 is a pleasant and sentimental opportunity to lavish your partner with attention or move your relationship to the next level."
- Pepper Schwartz
(Related: Opportunity, Attention, February)

"Like when I had long hair, you kind of got male attention from everything. But when you had short hair, it was a different kind of man that was attracted to you or I found coming up."
- Ashley Scott
(Related: Attention, Hair, Man)

"People say I pay too much attention to the look of a movie but for God's sake, I'm not producing a Radio 4 Play for Today, I'm making a movie that people are going to look at."
- Ridley Scott
(Related: God, People, Attention, Play, Today)

"I have a short attention span."
- Tony Scott
(Related: Attention)

"I enjoy doing new tunes. It gives me a little bit to perk up, to pay a little bit more attention."
- Earl Scruggs
(Related: Attention)

"The success of a production depends on the attention paid to detail."
- David O. Selznick
(Related: Success, Attention, Detail, Production)

"Behold a worthy sight, to which the God, turning his attention to his own work, may direct his gaze. Behold an equal thing, worthy of a God, a brave man matched in conflict with evil fortune."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: God, Work, Attention, Conflict, Evil, Fortune, Man, May, Sight)

"With respect to the first of these obstacles, it has often been made a matter of grave complaint against Political Economists, that they confine their attention to Wealth, and disregard all consideration of Happiness or Virtue."
- Nassau William Senior
(Related: Happiness, Virtue, Wealth, Attention, Complaint, Consideration, First, Grave, Obstacles, Respect)

"A masculine education cannot spare from professional study and the necessary acquisition of languages, the time and attention which I have bestowed on the compositions of my countrymen."
- Anne Seward
(Related: Education, Time, Attention, Study)

"A fellow with the inventiveness of Albert Einstein but with the attention span of Daffy Duck."
- Tom Shales
(Related: Attention)

"Unfortunately, little attention was paid to how Arafat ruled. In fact, some saw the harsh and repressive nature of Arafat's regime as actually bolstering the prospects for peace."
- Natan Sharansky
(Related: Nature, Peace, Attention, Fact)

"A lie should be tried in a place where it will attract the attention of the world."
- Ariel Sharon
(Related: Lie, Attention, Will, World)

"It is all about being open and paying attention to the music in your head. I think most people have original music playing in their heads from time to time."
- Tommy Shaw
(Related: Music, Time, People, Attention, Being, Open)

"You may not have any extra talent, but maybe you are just paying more attention to what you are doing."
- Alan Shepard
(Related: Talent, Attention, May)

"I open with a clock striking, to beget an awful attention in the audience - it also marks the time, which is four o clock in the morning, and saves a description of the rising sun, and a great deal about gilding the eastern hemisphere."
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan
(Related: Time, Attention, Open, Sun)

"When the size of the group supporting your cause reaches a critical mass, any legislator or elected official has to pay attention."
- Mark Shields
(Related: Attention, Cause)

"Pay no attention to what the critics say; no statue has ever been put up to a critic."
- Jean Sibelius
(Related: Attention)

"Anyone who devotes time and attention to what makes people tick, to me, is a smart person."
- Ron Silver
(Related: Time, People, Attention)

"I don't feel like a dream girl, but I think it's really nice. I guess a part of me wishes I got that sort of attention in my real life. Because in my real life, I'm this weird, dorky girl who just hangs out with her dog."
- Alicia Silverstone
(Related: Life, Dream, Attention, Wishes)

"Promptitude is not only a duty, but is also a part of good manners; it is favorable to fortune, reputation, influence, and usefulness; a little attention and energy will form the habit, so as to make it easy and delightful."
- Charles Simmons
(Related: Habit, Attention, Duty, Energy, Fortune, Influence, Manners, Reputation, Usefulness, Will)

"James Bond has a license to kill, rockstars have a license to be outrageous. Rock is about grabbing people's attention."
- Gene Simmons
(Related: People, Attention)

"What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention, and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it."
- Herbert Simon
(Related: Wealth, Attention, Information, Poverty)

"Throughout my career, if I have done anything, I have paid attention to every note and every word I sing - if I respect the song. If I cannot project this to a listener, I fail."
- Frank Sinatra
(Related: Attention, Career, Project, Respect, Song, Word)

"I was a star in Italy, Austrailia, Germany and Japan before the American stations ever paid attention at all."
- Nancy Sinatra
(Related: American, Attention, Germany, Italy)

"The trouble with most Englishwomen is that they will dress as if they had been a mouse in a previous incarnation they do not want to attract attention."
- Edith Sitwell
(Related: Attention, Dress, Mouse, Trouble, Want, Will)

"I learned more complex ways to manipulate the manipulators, to bring attention to issues about which I felt passionate."
- Joey Skaggs
(Related: Attention)

"Wisdom and understanding can only become the possession of individual men by travelling the old road of observation, attention, perseverance, and industry."
- Samuel Smiles
(Related: Men, Wisdom, Perseverance, Attention, Observation, Old, Possession, Road, Understanding)

"When we are out there selling a new picture, when did it become part of the deal that you have to sell the family? To use the juicy part of your life to get attention? I'm not blaming the reporters. It's the system."
- Jimmy Smits
(Related: Life, Family, Selling, Attention)

"I was the Secretary of State of New Jersey in November 2000. I paid careful attention to the challenges that stemmed from inadequate voting systems in various places."
- DeForest Soaries
(Related: Attention, State, Voting)

"I envy paranoids; they actually feel people are paying attention to them."
- Susan Sontag
(Related: People, Attention, Envy)

"Al Gore is not just whistling in the wind. Global warming is for real. Every scientist knows that now, and we are on our way to the destruction of every species on earth, if we don't pay attention and reverse our course."
- Theodore C. Sorensen
(Related: Attention, Destruction, Earth, Global warming, Now, Wind)

"Our responsibility is to captivate you for however long we've asked for your attention. That said, there is tremendous drama to be gotten from the great, what you would say, heavy issues."
- Aaron Sorkin
(Related: Attention, Drama, Responsibility)

"In many of the things that people do, they themselves are the centre of attention, but they inscribe some other name on their banner."
- Abdolkarim Soroush
(Related: People, Attention, Name)

"Someone wrote a piece about Henry Green in The Partisan Review that was so intriguing that I got one of his novels, Loving, I believe, which was the first that came to attention in the United States."
- Terry Southern
(Related: Attention, First, states, United)

"Mistakes can be corrected by those who pay attention to facts but dogmatism will not be corrected by those who are wedded to a vision."
- Thomas Sowell
(Related: Vision, Attention, Facts, Mistakes, Will)

"Well not really to get attention, but to entertain, but you know to show some elements of rural life as well, it kind of blended all in, its kind of like a mockery in a sense, kind of stab back at people that have those stereotypical ideas of the south."
- Bubba Sparxxx
(Related: Life, People, Ideas, Attention, Sense)

"Again, the truth of the matter is we haven't paid that much attention to high school accountability."
- Margaret Spellings
(Related: Truth, Attention, School)

"I am not disputing the need for this money. What I am disputing and calling attention to is the fact that we are taking the tab for defense in our time against terrorists in the Middle East and elsewhere and shoving this tab off onto our children."
- John Spratt
(Related: Time, Money, Attention, Children, Defense, Fact)

"I do a lot of curiosity buying; I buy it if I like the album cover, I buy it if I like the name of the band, anything that sparks my imagination. I still like to go to record stores, I like to just wander around and I'll buy whatever catches my attention."
- Bruce Springsteen
(Related: Imagination, Attention, Buying, Curiosity, Name)

"Talent is nothing but a prolonged period of attention and a shortened period of mental assimilation."
- Konstantin Stanislavisky
(Related: Talent, Attention, Nothing)

"Of all the things Christ wants for us, loving Him and focusing our attention on Him are the most important."
- Charles Stanley
(Related: Attention, Christ)

"There has been an awful lot of time and money spent looking at the president over the last four years The American people saw through those investigations. They voted for the president. And despite all of this time and attention, nothing has turned up because the president and the first lady did nothing wrong."
- George Stephanopoulos
(Related: Money, Time, People, American, Attention, First, Lady, Nothing, President, Wrong, Years)

"Courtship consists in a number of quiet attentions, not so pointed as to alarm, nor so vague as not to be understood."
- Laurence Sterne
(Related: Courtship, Quiet)

"The relationship of the toastmaster to speaker should be the same as that of the fan to the fan dancer. It should call attention to the subject without making any particular effort to cover it."
- Adlai E. Stevenson
(Related: Attention, Effort)

"Tiger is the greatest thing that's happened to the tour in a long time. He has brought incredible attention to golf at a time of year when football and the World Series always take precedence. Everything I've heard about him seems to be true."
- Payne Stewart
(Related: Time, Attention, Football, Golf, World)

"Writing is hard work. Generating stories that catch people's attention and holding it are very difficult."
- David Ogden Stiers
(Related: Work, People, Attention, Hard work, Writing)

"I think I'm a focus for international attention."
- Sting
(Related: Attention, Focus)

"I mean, I didn't - I should have demanded attention of the boss maybe, or something like that that might have backfired. This I would just take as it came."
- James Stockdale
(Related: Boss, Attention)

"Short, successful military adventures are as effective as the Super Bowl in diverting people's attention from unpleasant truths."
- John Stockwell
(Related: People, Successful, Attention, Military)

"All camps are hard, that's what they're intended to be. They make you focus when you're tired, when you don't feel like doing things, and to see how long you can retain and pay attention."
- Michael Strahan
(Related: Attention, Focus)

"All that attention to the perfect lighting, the perfect this, the perfect that, I find terribly annoying."
- Meryl Streep
(Related: Attention)

"I was reared in an atmosphere where a great deal of attention was paid to women's hairdressing."
- Erich von Stroheim
(Related: Women, Attention)

"I believe we are going to move into a situation where the more effective conferences will be smaller, more specialized, more focused, with occasional large gatherings to get the attention of the larger world."
- Maurice Strong
(Related: Attention, Will, World)

"I always wanted attention, and I realized I could make people laugh."
- Lusia Strus
(Related: People, Attention)

"I don't really try to predict what can and will happen with things. Sometimes you think something's gonna be a huge success, and it isn't. And sometimes you pay no attention to something whatsoever, and God just makes it into everything."
- Donna Summer
(Related: God, Success, Attention, Will)

"We throw all our attention on the utterly idle question whether A has done as well as B, when the only question is whether A has done as well as he could."
- William Graham Sumner
(Related: Attention, Question)

"Success in any endeavor requires single-minded attention to detail and total concentration."
- Willie Sutton
(Related: Success, Attention, Detail)

"I find its attention to living this life rather than the next one exhilarating because I think even independently of Judaism that that's the right way to go about life."
- Janet Suzman
(Related: Life, Attention, Judaism, Living, Right)

"The difference between something good and something great is attention to detail."
- Charles R. Swindoll
(Related: Attention, Detail, Difference)

"Nothing in medicine is so insignificant as to merit attention."
- Thomas Sydenham
(Related: Attention, Medicine, Merit, Nothing)

"These meetings all have excited great attention, and have been of an exceedingly interesting character."
- Lewis Tappan
(Related: Character, Attention, Meetings)

"That's the motivation of an artist - to seek attention of some kind."
- James Taylor
(Related: Motivation, Artist, Attention)

"Every person has only so much attention to give, and politics and government takes up only a fraction of what it did 25 years ago."
- Robert Teeter
(Related: Government, Politics, Attention, Years)

"Anytime you have a difficult encounter with your child, there is a good chance that at least one of these factors is bringing out the worst in him or her: transitions, time pressure, competition for your attention, conflicting objectives."
- Cathy Rindner Tempelsman
(Related: Time, Attention, Chance, Competition, Objectives, Pressure)

"If you call attention to yourself at the expense of the song, that's the cardinal sin."
- Benmont Tench
(Related: Attention, Sin, Song)

"You're a wise person if you can easily direct your attention to what ever needs it."
- Terence
(Related: Attention, Needs)

"I guess because I pay so much attention to the physical part of the character, I don't look upon it as like Charlize Theron up there. I don't think of them as like Charlize Theron films."
- Charlize Theron
(Related: Character, Attention)

"What the results are telling them is that the most money is spent in volume by young people. They also see young people as the consumers of tomorrow and are trying to capture their attention from their competitors."
- Marlo Thomas
(Related: Money, People, Attention, Results, Tomorrow, Trying)

"What we are seeing now is customers shifting their attention from security products like firewalls and intrusion sensors, to the policies that need to be in place, and the technologies that help them enforce policy compliance."
- John W. Thompson
(Related: Policy, Attention, Help, Now, Security)

"Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Attention, End, Inventions, Pretty)

"I was in Sweden for 10 days. They put me on the front page of the daily papers eight days in a row. I did nothing to warrant any of the attention. It was ridiculous."
- Johnny Thunders
(Related: Attention, Nothing)

"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
(Related: Politics, Attention, Driving, Mountains, Night)

"There's times when you're having dinner with a good friend and you're in the middle of a conversation and somebody comes up and cuts you off. Can you sign this? Can I take a picture with you? I'm adjusting to all the attention."
- Verne Troyer
(Related: Friend, Attention, Conversation)

"Well the press and things like that are pretty hard core, but I don't pay too much attention to that."
- Holly Valance
(Related: Attention, Press, Pretty)

"Some genres I'm not a huge fan of but there are always exceptions that break the rules. There are always a few people doing it in a way weird enough to grab my attention."
- Ville Valo
(Related: People, Attention, Rules)

"Well, I mean, we are developing the other parts, and we can't give quite all our attention to the upper part, but soon the lower parts will be developed, and the upper part and the lower part will become partners, that will be wonderful."
- Ninette de Valois
(Related: Attention, Will)

"Oh yes, technique has definitely advanced. But you never advance without losing something en passant, and you lose it because you're paying so much attention to the new thing."
- Ninette de Valois
(Related: Attention, Losing)

"Not considering this opening worthy of more attention, I continued our pursuit to the Northwest, being desirous to embrace the advantages of the prevailing breeze."
- George Vancouver
(Related: Attention, Being, Pursuit)

"One person cooking at home cannot pay attention to too many things. If a woman makes three dishes, she will get nervous on the first, the second will suffer and the third will be a disaster."
- Rene Veaux
(Related: Home, Attention, Cooking, Disaster, First, Will, Woman)

"The poet produces the beautiful by fixing his attention on something real."
- Simone Veil
(Related: Attention)

"You have to pay attention to the work on the page and make it as good as possible because it could be your last."
- Milo Ventimiglia
(Related: Work, Attention)

"I think it would have been a lot better for him to say, I did it and I'm sorry, McGwire was never one to show a lot of emotion on the field, not a player who sought attention and craved to be thought of as a nice guy."
- Fay Vincent
(Related: Thought, Attention, Emotion)

"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
(Related: People, Accomplishment, Attention)

"I needed to purge myself of all the attention my parents had given me - I wasn't neglected enough as a child."
- Don Van Vliet
(Related: Attention, Parents)

"We really teach ourselves. If you want to learn, you will always find someone to learn from, be they dead or alive, great or unknown. You learn from everything you see and hear around you - if you are willing to pay attention."
- Alexander Volkov
(Related: Attention, Want, Will)

"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
(Related: Dance, Attention, Faces, Trees, Trying)

"It's really true in this country that more and more Americans think that underneath the economic crisis there's a values crisis, and we won't get to an economic recovery without a moral recovery as well. So a citizen's movement about values and economics I'm finding all over the country on main street, and Wall Street needs to pay attention to that."
- Jim Wallace
(Related: Values, Americans, Attention, Country, Crisis, Economics, Needs)

"I'm terribly attention-seeking. It's very different once you get all this attention, though. Because then you want to control it. And you can't exactly."
- David Walliams
(Related: Control, Attention, Want)

"I was the kind of person who got bullied and loved the attention of it."
- David Walliams
(Related: Attention)

"Don't pay any attention to what they write about you. Just measure it in inches."
- Andy Warhol
(Related: Attention, Measure)

"Success in life is founded upon attention to the small things rather than to the large things; to the every day things nearest to us rather than to the things that are remote and uncommon."
- Booker T. Washington
(Related: Life, Success, Attention, Day)

"The ego is nothing other than the focus of conscious attention."
- Alan Watts
(Related: Attention, Ego, Focus, Nothing)

"If there is a good musical reason, I think it might draw more attention and sell, though it is not guaranteed. To make a record without a musical reason, you have to either be a pop star who sells automatically or just be lucky."
- Eberhard Weber
(Related: Attention, Reason)

"Pay attention to your body. The point is everybody is different. You have to figure out what works for you."
- Andrew Weil
(Related: Attention, Body)

"Equality is the public recognition, effectively expressed in institutions and manners, of the principle that an equal degree of attention is due to the needs of all human beings."
- Simone Weil
(Related: Equality, Attention, Manners, Needs, Public)

"In the intellectual order, the virtue of humility is nothing more nor less than the power of attention."
- Simone Weil
(Related: Power, Virtue, Attention, Humility, Nothing, Order)

"The highest ecstasy is the attention at its fullest."
- Simone Weil
(Related: Attention, Ecstasy)

"Those who are unhappy have no need for anything in this world but people capable of giving them their attention."
- Simone Weil
(Related: People, Attention, Giving, World)

"We live in a world of increasing dependence on electronic records and retrieval, unprecedented security and preservation concerns, and insufficient attention to civic and democratic education."
- Allen Weinstein
(Related: Education, Attention, Dependence, Security, World)

"They're protecting an archaic industry. They should turn their attention to new models."
- Bob Weir
(Related: Attention)

"I think actors have a choice of drawing attention to themselves or living on the outskirts."
- Rachel Weisz
(Related: Actors, Attention, Choice, Living)

"Curiosity is as much the parent of attention, as attention is of memory."
- Richard Whately
(Related: Attention, Curiosity, Memory)

"My job is to pay attention to my children's genius and allow those leanings to lead them to their future."
- Lisa Whelchel
(Related: Genius, Attention, Children, Future, Job)

"Be still with yourself until the object of your attention affirms your presence."
- Minor White
(Related: Attention)

"With the success of a show, you get an opportunity to call attention to things that you believe in."
- Bradley Whitford
(Related: Success, Opportunity, Attention)

"Hoods are good parts because they're always flashy and attract attention. If you've got any ability, you can use that as a stepping stone."
- Richard Widmark
(Related: Ability, Attention)

"The trouble with organizing a thing is that pretty soon folks get to paying more attention to the organization than to what they're organized for."
- Laura Ingalls Wilder
(Related: Attention, Pretty, Trouble)

"We've lost something that's been with us for so long, and something that drew a lot of us into mathematics. But perhaps that's always the way with math problems, and we just have to find new ones to capture our attention."
- Andrew Wiles
(Related: Attention, Mathematics, Problems)

"Receiving far less attention are the working class heroes, who go about their solitary work routines with quiet dignity, come home from another grueling day, yet still find time to interact with their children."
- Armstrong Williams
(Related: Home, Time, Work, Attention, Children, Class, Day, Dignity, Heroes, Quiet)

"In sharp contrast to the idea that this stage of life is enviable, we hear high levels of anxiety about getting old, anxieties about health, mobility, access to facilities, simple routine care and attention."
- Rowan D. Williams
(Related: Life, Health, Idea, Anxiety, Attention, Care, Contrast, Old, Routine)

"Violence is not to be undertaken by private persons. If a state or administration acts without due and visible attention to agreed international process, it acts in a way analogous to a private person. It purports to be judge of its own interest."
- Rowan Williams
(Related: Attention, Interest, State, Violence)

"Ryan and I didn't grow up like this at all, with this much attention. We'll just try to keep their feet on the ground and raise them with the values we were raised with."
- Reese Witherspoon
(Related: Values, Attention, Feet)

"Women are systematically degraded by receiving the trivial attentions which men think it manly to pay to the sex, when, in fact, men are insultingly supporting their own superiority."
- Mary Wollstonecraft
(Related: Men, Women, Sex, Superiority, Fact)

"The constant attention is what is so difficult."
- Natalie Wood
(Related: Attention)

"But while human liberty has engaged the attention of the enlightened, and enlisted the feelings of the generous of all civilized nations, may we not enquire if this liberty has been rightly understood?"
- Francis Wright
(Related: Feelings, Attention, Liberty, May, Nations)

"It really takes likeable superstars to get the attention of the masses."
- Jennifer Wyatt
(Related: Attention)

"I don't really look at myself as the kind of person who craves attention, but I've never been to therapy so there's probably a lot of stuff about myself that I don't know."
- Al Yankovic
(Related: Attention, Therapy)

"I think it turned the whole sport around. It got everybody's attention. People who were watching TV live were jumping up and down in their living rooms."
- Cale Yarborough
(Related: People, Attention, Living)

"While maintaining our nuclear potential at the proper level, we need to devote more attention to developing the entire range of means of information warfare."
- Boris Yeltsin
(Related: Attention, Information, Potential)

"Whatever we put our attention on will grow stronger in our life."
- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
(Related: Life, Attention, Will)

"The music and everything we're doing on the stage and on television backs itself up. If that's what gets people's curiosity going or brings their attention to us, that's fine."
- Tina Yothers
(Related: Music, People, Attention, Curiosity, Television)

"When the punk thing came along and I heard my friends saying, I hate these people with the pins in their ears. I said, Thank God, something got their attention."
- Neil Young
(Related: God, People, Attention, Friends, Hate, Punk, Saying)

"Jim and I are still receiving surgical attention, and will be the remainder of our lives."
- Cole Younger
(Related: Attention, Will)

"I mean, I haven't been completely lacking in some enjoyment of Chuck Berry or Buddy Holly. But I just didn't pay attention to that period of music, obviously."
- Warren Zevon
(Related: Music, Attention, Enjoyment, Holly)

"The true reason of Ms. Rice's attack against Russia is very simple. Condoleezza Rice is a very cruel, offended woman who lacks men's attention."
- Vladimir Zhirinovsky
(Related: Men, Attention, Reason, Russia, Woman)

"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
(Related: Attention, Friends, Old, Support)

"What I would do is a 10-minute short of some kind on video, and if it's good enough, you get it passed around town and just get some attention, so then they'll read what you have."
- David Zucker
(Related: Attention)