Quotes and Sayings about Focus



"When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence."
- Ansel Adams
(Related: Content, Focus, Silence, Words)

"Fortunately, both television adaptations and the film I've been involved with are pieces of work that I'm proud of, so I'm very happy for people to focus on them."
- Jenny Agutter
(Related: Work, People, Film, Focus, Television)

"I don't have any focus groups on talent and programming. If I need five people in a mall to be paid $40 to tell me how to do my job, I shouldn't do my job."
- Roger Ailes
(Related: Talent, People, Focus, Job, Programming)

"I prefer film and that's what I think I'm gonna put my focus on."
- Sasha Alexander
(Related: Film, Focus)

"Chasing the sensation. Whether it was drugs or sex or whatever. Those things had become my main focus in life."
- Rick Allen
(Related: Life, Sex, Drugs, Focus)

"But the irony is that because the band isn't the focus any more, it allows me the chance to enjoy being a member of Def Leppard much more."
- Rick Allen
(Related: Being, Chance, Focus, Irony)

"I focused on how these people became how they were."
- Luther Allison
(Related: People)

"It's so funny, because right now I'm very tired and my brains a little dead, I tend to get very focused and serious. So, I'm probably coming off a lot more like Scully right now."
- Gillian Anderson
(Related: Funny, Now, Right)

"After I did nine years of a television series, I didn't want to do anything really that involved going to a set and being in front of a camera for quite a while. And when I did start to want to do things, I wanted to focus more on film."
- Gillian Anderson
(Related: Being, Film, Focus, Television, Want, Years)

"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)

"Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it."
- Greg Anderson
(Related: Focus, Journey, Joy)

"Only when your consciousness is totally focused on the moment you are in can you receive whatever gift, lesson, or delight that moment has to offer."
- Barbara de Angelis
(Related: Consciousness, Delight)

"I'm aware of my audience in a way, and I do try to engage with them while I'm trying to go about my business of thinking. I believe they help me by providing a focus."
- David Antin
(Related: Business, Focus, Help, Thinking, Trying)

"No, I have to really focus, especially when I'm writing because I wanna be good at it."
- Tom Araya
(Related: Focus, Writing)

"To create something exceptional, your mindset must be relentlessly focused on the smallest detail."
- Giorgio Armani
(Related: Detail)

"The power of one, if fearless and focused, is formidable, but the power of many working together is better."
- Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
(Related: Power)

"The FBI. is a massive culture. It's been a culture that served America well, and it's been focused on prosecution. But what we need in terms of terrorism is prevention."
- John Ashcroft
(Related: America, Culture, Prevention, Terrorism)

"High tech companies that focus on research, development and production will learn that they can be the perfect complement to our world-renowned agriculture heritage."
- Alan Autry
(Related: Development, Agriculture, Focus, Production, Research, Will, World)

"Our approach to economic development must be modern, focused and in tune with the global trend."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: Development)

"I'm very focused on the world and my career and my Porsche turbo and making money and Stevie B. Inc. I'm just living according to the standards of the world."
- Stephen Baldwin
(Related: Money, Career, Living, World)

"You know what, man? I don't have time to worry about what people think. I'm focused on the youth of America. I'm focused on the kids who are dressing like whores. Because that's the message in the media."
- Stephen Baldwin
(Related: Time, People, America, Kids, Man, Media, Worry, Youth)

"It is really hard to do comedy; it takes a lot of energy and focus. It's rather like music: It's a lot of hitting notes precisely."
- Christine Baranski
(Related: Comedy, Energy, Focus)

"But the fact is, no matter how good the teacher, how small the class, how focused on quality education the school may be none of this matters if we ignore the individual needs of our students."
- Roy Barnes
(Related: Education, Quality, Class, Fact, May, Needs, School, Students)

"I think everybody's got different methods of working which suit the particular individual. Mine is to sort of play the part, and give 100%, to concentrate and focus on it while I'm actually working, but then leave it behind until the next day."
- Sean Bean
(Related: Day, Focus, Play)

"Common sense tells us that we should focus our resources to benefit children, teachers and taxpayers by keeping dollars in the classroom."
- Bob Beauprez
(Related: Children, Classroom, Common sense, Focus, Teachers)

"Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus."
- Alexander Graham Bell
(Related: Work, Thoughts, Focus, Sun)

"While we are focusing on fear, worry, or hate, it is not possible for us to be experiencing happiness, enthusiasm or love."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Love, Happiness, Fear, Enthusiasm, Hate, Worry)

"To me, living in the present means being aware of your conscious choice to focus on the past, present or future - it is not necessarily having to focus on the present."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Being, Choice, Focus, Future, Living, Past, Present)

"The key to competing and surviving against Wal-Mart is to focus your business into a niche or pocket where you can leverage your strengths in the local marketplace."
- Michael Bergdahl
(Related: Business, Focus, Key)

"My colleagues have expressed confidence in my ability to articulate our conservative message and to provide new focus to our efforts in the General Assembly."
- Philip E. Berger
(Related: Ability, Confidence, Conservative, Focus)

"It will be a hard game if you think about winning a championship. We need to think about our own game at the moment and focus on getting good results especially over the Christmas period."
- Dennis Bergkamp
(Related: Winning, Christmas, Focus, Results, Will)

"The focus should not be on talking. Talk is cheap. It must be on action."
- Howard Berman
(Related: Action, Focus, Talk, Talking)

"If I am confirmed, I am confident that my colleagues on the Federal Open Market Committee and I will maintain the focus on long-term price stability as monetary policy's greatest contribution to general economic prosperity and maximum employment."
- Ben Bernanke
(Related: Policy, Committee, Focus, Open, Prosperity, Stability, Will)

"Robert Louis Stevenson... I'm focusing on the late short stories that I was ignorant of. I always thought he was a boys' author, but he's not at all."
- Jane Birkin
(Related: Thought, Boys)

"Government does not have a revenue problem; government has a spending problem. Government does not have a revenue problem; government has a priority problem. It is time that we begin to fine tune our focus and decide what the priority of government ought to be."
- Marsha Blackburn
(Related: Government, Time, Focus)

"It is time for us to focus on the issues that bring us together as a nation. Supporting parents' capacity to raise their children with the love and resources they need is simply the right thing to do."
- Joan Blades
(Related: Love, Time, Children, Focus, Nation, Parents, Right)

"A successful economic development strategy must focus on improving the skills of the area's workforce, reducing the cost of doing business and making available the resources business needs to compete and thrive in today's global economy."
- Rod Blagojevich
(Related: Business, Strategy, Successful, Development, Economy, Focus, Needs, Today)

"Your future takes precedence over your past. Focus on your future, rather than on the past."
- Gary Ryan Blair
(Related: Focus, Future, Past)

"Elves are like trees, grounded and focused from the trunk down but graceful and agile on top."
- Orlando Bloom
(Related: Trees)

"I have to be happy in the here and now because every time you start focusing on your legacy you're really setting yourself up for disappointment."
- Michael Bolton
(Related: Time, Disappointment, Now)

"Misdirected focus on paperwork, on procedures, and on bureaucracy frustrates teachers and fails to give children the education they need."
- Christopher Bond
(Related: Education, Bureaucracy, Children, Focus, Teachers)

"For about ten years now, the struggle for democracy and the respect of human rights has been in the focus point - if not a commodity - of political groups aiming to rise to power."
- Omar Bongo
(Related: Power, Democracy, Focus, Rights, Human rights, Now, Respect, Struggle, Years)

"One very important aspect of motivation is the willingness to stop and to look at things that no one else has bothered to look at. This simple process of focusing on things that are normally taken for granted is a powerful source of creativity."
- Edward de Bono
(Related: Motivation, Creativity)

"Let's leave behind the predictable and stale debate between liberals and conservatives. Let's take the resources that we have, and prioritize, and manage, and focus our energy on just doing things that count - on real results."
- Phil Bredesen
(Related: Debate, Energy, Focus, Liberals, Results)

"I think what we've learned is that the terrorist threat is serious, but it shifts. You cannot make a single person the sole focus of your counterterrorism."
- Paul Bremer
(Related: Focus)

"You must remain focused on your journey to greatness."
- Les Brown
(Related: Greatness, Journey)

"Review your goals twice every day in order to be focused on achieving them."
- Les Brown
(Related: Goals, Day, Order)

"Nearly one in ten Americans are still out of work. And still, the President and Congress are focused on ramming through their health-care bill, whatever it takes, whatever the cost."
- Scott Brown
(Related: Health, Work, Americans, Congress, President)

"In recognising the global problem posed by osteoporosis, WHO sees the need for a global strategy for prevention and control of osteoporosis, focusing on three major functions: prevention, management and surveillance."
- Gro Harlem Brundtland
(Related: Strategy, Control, Management, Prevention)

"Since the reduction of risk factors is the scientific basis for primary prevention, the World Health Organization promotes the development of an integrated strategy for prevention of several diseases, rather than focusing on individual ones."
- Gro Harlem Brundtland
(Related: Health, Strategy, Development, Prevention, Risk, World)

"I think that focusing on the money, on the business, is not enough."
- Sergei Bubka
(Related: Business, Money)

"That's one strength that Stevie has. She's really not a strong instrumentalist in any way. Her instrument is her voice and her words. And it keeps her focused on the very center of that."
- Lindsey Buckingham
(Related: Strength, Voice, Words)

"Good performance is about the capacity to focus and concentrate."
- Betty Buckley
(Related: Performance, Focus)

"I needed to be in the bush. There I find solitude and beauty and purity and focus. That's where my heart lies."
- Mark Burnett
(Related: Beauty, Heart, Focus, Lies, Purity, Solitude)

"One of the things I really like about Ford's films is how there is always a focus on the way characters live, and not just the male heroes."
- Ken Burns
(Related: Focus, Heroes)

"Reading takes solitude and it takes focus."
- Augusten Burroughs
(Related: Focus, Reading, Solitude)

"Teachers make a difference, and we would serve our students better by focusing on attracting and retaining the quality teachers by raising teacher pay."
- Jeb Bush
(Related: Quality, Difference, Students, Teachers)

"When there were fears about the future of this nation's older cities... when a few of the cities teetered on the brink of bankruptcy, all eyes were focused on Chicago for contrast."
- Jane Byrne
(Related: Chicago, Cities, Contrast, Eyes, Future, Nation)

"And the reason for focusing on that time frame is that it's going to take us a considerable period of time to develop the new capabilities, processes and organizations that will be needed."
- Stephen Cambone
(Related: Time, Reason, Will)

"Our focus is on outputs rather than inputs."
- Stephen Cambone
(Related: Focus)

"The third group is focused on counterintelligence and security. I think the reason for that is fairly evident, in terms of vulnerabilities of the department and the harm that can come to it by failing to detect when we have, in fact, been harmed."
- Stephen Cambone
(Related: Fact, Harm, Reason, Security)

"We need the Chinese to - you know, spend more, save less - consume more and not be so focused on exports. There are big changes we need in the world."
- David Cameron
(Related: World)

"Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive."
- Matt Cameron
(Related: Life, Positive, Focus)

"You have got to have discipline and focus - on the customer and how you run the business."
- Jim Cantalupo
(Related: Business, Discipline, Customer, Focus)

"When you're doing that you lose your focus on the discipline of the business, and how you train people at Hamburger University, and everybody gets on a bigger, different vision, and they're not on the same page."
- Jim Cantalupo
(Related: Business, People, Discipline, Vision, Focus, University)

"And ours is a business that requires discipline and focus."
- Jim Cantalupo
(Related: Business, Discipline, Focus)

"I talked about 12 to 18 months, and that's about reaffirming our foundation for sustained growth: getting the discipline back, getting the basics right, getting the customer focus back... so by the end of next year, I hope most of that's in place."
- Jim Cantalupo
(Related: Discipline, Hope, Customer, End, Focus, Months, Right)

"And so if your competitors aren't growing, if there isn't a competitive reason to grow, and you want focus and discipline to add customers to existing stores, you adjust your strategy."
- Jim Cantalupo
(Related: Strategy, Discipline, Focus, Reason, Want)

"You know, there are people making a lot of money in this country who can actually afford their own health care. We are in a situation where we got a safety net in place in this country for people who frankly don't need one. We got to focus on making sure we got a safety net for those who actually need it."
- Eric Cantor
(Related: Health, Money, People, Care, Country, Focus, Safety)

"Focused, hard work is the real key to success. Keep your eyes on the goal, and just keep taking the next step towards completing it. If you aren't sure which way to do something, do it both ways and see which works better."
- John Carmack
(Related: Work, Success, Goal, Eyes, Hard work, Key)

"Focus is a matter of deciding what things you're not going to do."
- John Carmack
(Related: Focus)

"I was a pretty angry kid, and I got into military history largely as a way to vent my own anger. As I got older it narrowed down to a more specific focus on individual violence. I'm just trying to understand where it came from."
- Caleb Carr
(Related: History, Anger, Focus, Military, Pretty, Trying, Violence)

"My focus is to forget the pain of life. Forget the pain, mock the pain, reduce it. And laugh."
- Jim Carrey
(Related: Life, Focus, Forget, Pain)

"And what we did with this new company in 1985 is we did start focusing on PCs instead of video game machines, because we learned the hard lesson about bringing a product to market in a consumer world where it's very expensive to build a brand and get distribution and so forth."
- Steve Case
(Related: Company, Machines, World)

"I enjoyed high school and college, and I think I learned a lot, but that was not really my focus. My focus was on trying to figure out what businesses to start."
- Steve Case
(Related: College, Focus, School, Trying)

"Advocates of unrestricted abortion do not want the public to focus on these undeniable facts of fetal development, but the facts cannot be ignored."
- Robert Casey
(Related: Development, Abortion, Facts, Focus, Public, Want)

"And I kind of said to myself if I get my voice back I'm not going to take back the old anxiety about it and just focus on the limitations. I'm really going to enjoy it."
- Rosanne Cash
(Related: Anxiety, Focus, Limitations, Old, Voice)

"The teachers were focused on helping these students. The students benefited from hands-on teaching and a faculty who cared about them and their success in life and soon the students began to believe in themselves and the reality that they could make something of their lives."
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: Life, Success, Reality, Students, Teachers, Teaching)

"At some point you start seeing the difference between what you really want, and what is your priority order. I feel that today I know what I want. That's the problem with perspective, as well as focus and concentration."
- Nick Cave
(Related: Difference, Focus, Order, Perspective, Today, Want)

"I do what I do, and I do it well, and focus and take it one moment at a time."
- James Caviezel
(Related: Time, Focus)

"Here, the broader issues are already familiar, and discussion has focused at a more sophisticated and detailed level. Within the philosophy of mind, the problem of consciousness is no big news."
- David Chalmers
(Related: Consciousness, Mind, News, Philosophy)

"I see in Communism the focus of the concentrated evil of our time."
- Whittaker Chambers
(Related: Time, Communism, Evil, Focus)

"A magazine or a newspaper is a shop. Each is an experiment and represents a new focus, a new ratio between commerce and intellect."
- John Jay Chapman
(Related: Commerce, Focus, Intellect)

"And one of the things I want to say, Wolf, is we're 100 days from hurricane season, and we've got to start focusing on what we're going to do to make ourselves ready for the next hurricane."
- Michael Chertoff
(Related: Want)

"I am just another fireman because the story focuses on Joaquin Phoenix's character, but I play Joaquin's close friend and I get burned up a little bit, but I don't die."
- Morris Chestnut
(Related: Friend, Character, Play)

"The intellectual architecture means focusing on doing great work instead of focusing on agency politics."
- Jay Chiat
(Related: Architecture, Politics, Work)

"The more alone I am, the more focused I can get. I've written things with people, some of which I liked and others I think are total travesties. Collaborating is trying to make a piece of music and get someone else to come up with the ideas. What's the fun of that?"
- Alex Chilton
(Related: Music, People, Ideas, Fun, Trying)

"Working with my new coach has helped a lot. I've been a lot more focused and I'm doing all the little things in order to get faster. It's been a total lifestyle change really."
- Tyler Christopher
(Related: Change, Coach, Order)

"I'm very much in favor of focused responsibility, and so in the main areas that I'm worried about, I try to have a single person who is basically the key person in that area."
- Warren Christopher
(Related: Key, Responsibility)

"Occasionally, I would focus on a particular school project and become obsessed with, what seemed to my mother, to be trivial details instead of apportioning the time I spent on school work in a more efficient way."
- Steven Chu
(Related: Time, Work, Mother, Focus, Project, School)

"The denominational world tries to pressure its members to focus on the birth of Christ, but in doing so layers of guilt are imposed, and competition gets complicated as one Christmas program tries to outdo the other."
- John Clayton
(Related: Christ, Christmas, Competition, Focus, Guilt, Pressure, World)

"Keep up hope for a better economy, more jobs, better wages, affordable healthcare and all the issues we have brought into focus."
- Bob Clement
(Related: Hope, Economy, Focus, Healthcare, Jobs, Wages)

"Most people are good at too many things. And when you say someone is focused, more often than not what you actually mean is they're very narrow."
- Chuck Close
(Related: People)

"Republicans should simply focus on first principles and give the American people what they want - an honest party dedicated to common sense, fiscal responsibility and limited government. If we govern to save the country, we'll do well as a party."
- Tom Coburn
(Related: Government, People, American, Common sense, Country, First, Focus, Party, Principles, Republicans, Responsibility, Want)

"For me, the focus are songs, which really get the audience moving."
- Joe Cocker
(Related: Focus, Songs)

"I still manage to spend around 40 hours a week at work but it is a lot more focused on what can make money as opposed to what makes me look good in the papers."
- Benjamin Cohen
(Related: Money, Work)

"The added work load of a degree has made me focus a lot more when I am in work."
- Benjamin Cohen
(Related: Work, Focus)

"A year ago I had a back injury and followed a good nutrition program to help speed up my recovery. I focused on exercise and staying healthy in order to get back out on the ice."
- Sasha Cohen
(Related: Exercise, Help, Injury, Order)

"It is clear from all these data that the interests of teenagers are not focused around studies, and that scholastic achievement is at most of minor importance in giving status or prestige to an adolescent in the eyes of other adolescents."
- James S. Coleman
(Related: Achievement, Eyes, Giving, Importance, Teenagers)

"I love films where the world seems to be going a bit faster and everything's a bit brighter and more in focus."
- Robbie Coltrane
(Related: Love, Focus, World)

"The AEC scientists were so narrowly focused on arming the United States for nuclear war that they failed to perceive facts - even widely known ones - that were outside their limited field of vision."
- Barry Commoner
(Related: War, Vision, Facts, Scientists, states, United)

"Our entire team is focused on managing this company for value - fixing or eliminating those operations that lessen value and expanding or adding those that enhance value."
- Phil Condit
(Related: Company, Value)

"I try to stay focused on my life and do try not to be brought into the Hollywood fantasy."
- Jennifer Connelly
(Related: Life, Fantasy, Hollywood)

"Be dramatically willing to focus on the customer at all costs, even at the cost of obsoleting your own stuff."
- Scott Cook
(Related: Customer, Focus)

"So I think instead of focusing on the competition, focus on the customer."
- Scott Cook
(Related: Competition, Customer, Focus)

"You have a small period of time when you can perfect your career and become good at it. A lot of guys get distracted, which only hurts them. You must stay focused and work very hard at boxing."
- Gerry Cooney
(Related: Time, Work, Boxing, Career)

"I was raised a Christian, but I wouldn't call myself a Christian now. I think when I was younger it was easier to focus on the negative, nihilist vision... this is sort of picking up on the other half of the body, which is God and white light."
- Billy Corgan
(Related: God, Negative, Vision, Christian, Body, Focus, Light, Now)

"Life takes its path and sometimes there are people to blame. Of course there are bad people in this world. Good, bad, it happens unfortunately. But in a way I think if there was more focus on the good, more good would happen."
- Andrea Corr
(Related: Life, People, Blame, Focus, World)

"So I don't really focus too much on that, and I think it's dangerous if your goal in life is to get the other guy, then you're not going to be doing a really quality job yourself."
- Katie Couric
(Related: Life, Quality, Goal, Focus, Job)

"And I've always - the competition is one aspect of the job, but I think if you're too busy worrying about the competition, you don't focus enough on what you're doing."
- Katie Couric
(Related: Competition, Focus, Job)

"There's a focus that hasn't been there for ages and ages and some American bands are sounding quite English like they did in the late 70s and early 80s."
- Graham Coxon
(Related: American, English, Focus)

"They are focused on whether they can do something. They never think whether they should do something."
- Michael Crichton
"People accuse me of being arrogant all the time. I'm not arrogant, I'm focused."
- Russell Crowe
(Related: Time, People, Being)

"But I'm very happy to work within tight parameters, and when you know you have an actor for two days, and you have to get that work done in two days, that focuses the mind wonderfully."
- John Crowley
(Related: Work, Actor, Mind)

"The reason bin Laden staggered the planes going into the towers was so every camera would be focused on the second tower when the plane hit. It was not only the murder, but the perpetual image of the horror that permeated into people's consciousness."
- John Cusack
(Related: People, Consciousness, Horror, Murder, Reason)

"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)

"I think up until that time a lot of focus on Internet coverage was either sort of the bits and bytes aspect of it, sort of the high-tech aspect of it, and the sociological aspect of it, which is how it was transforming culture."
- James Daly
(Related: Time, Culture, Focus, Internet)

"There certainly was a lot of potential in the air for doing a magazine which focused on the way business, in particular, was being transformed by the Internet."
- James Daly
(Related: Business, Being, Internet, Potential)

"I think Fast Company has a tremendously smart focus and execution."
- James Daly
(Related: Company, Execution, Focus)

"You've just got to focus on excellence and try not to be distracted by the news and the rumors and the absurdities of the stories that were coming out."
- James Daly
(Related: Excellence, Focus, News, Rumors)

"I was never that much a focus of interest that I became a 'thing' at an earlier point in my career. I'm aware of having become a 'thing' now, which doesn't give me a lot of pleasure."
- Matt Damon
(Related: Career, Focus, Interest, Now, Pleasure)

"I became very successful at a young age... I had lots of opportunities and lots of power and had no idea how to focus it."
- Claire Danes
(Related: Power, Age, Idea, Successful, Focus)

"Focus 90% of your time on solutions and only 10% of your time on problems."
- Anthony J. D'Angelo
(Related: Time, Focus, Problems)

"I think that the mere fact that I'm doing it ought to inspire someone. In junior high school the counselor suggested that I focus on wood shop and metal shop."
- Christopher Darden
(Related: Fact, Focus, School, Wood)

"Archers are pretty focused."
- Geena Davis
(Related: Pretty)

"We started focusing on this in earnest late summer and early fall. I can build more power plants. In the 12 years before us, not a single plant of major consequence was built."
- Gray Davis
(Related: Power, Plants, Summer, Years)

"There are so many opportunities in life, that the loss of two or three capabilities is not necessarily debilitating. A handicap can give you the opportunity to focus more on art, writing, or music."
- Jim Davis
(Related: Music, Art, Life, Opportunity, Focus, Loss, Writing)

"The focus of tolerance education is to deal with the concept of equality and fairness. We need to establish confidence with children that there is more goodness than horror in this world."
- Morris Dees
(Related: Education, Equality, Children, Confidence, Focus, Goodness, Horror, Tolerance, World)

"Focused. I'm a hustler. And my hustle is trying to figure out the best ways to do what I like without having to do much else."
- Mos Def
(Related: Trying)

"I only want to do better work. That's the focus of my life."
- Ajay Devgan
(Related: Life, Work, Focus, Want)

"I'm someone who loves to enjoy life and tries to focus on real things and real friendships. That's why I live very simply. I'm a jeans and T-shirt kind of girl. I don't spend much time fixing myself up or trying to look cool. I live like a normal person and even though I'm in a very high-profile business, I really don't let it affect the way I live."
- Cameron Diaz
(Related: Life, Time, Business, Focus, Trying)

"School, I never truly got the knack of. I could never focus on things I didn't want to learn."
- Leonardo DiCaprio
(Related: Focus, School, Want)

"There are some guys out here that can really play golf, but it has not been their focus for that long."
- Trent Dilfer
(Related: Focus, Golf, Play)

"Be curious, learn and read as much as you can about food. Don't worry about making money. Focus on learning at various venues before you settle down for a steady position."
- Rocco DiSpirito
(Related: Food, Money, Focus, Learning, Worry)

"I can now focus on a huge audience through TV, books, cookware and foods."
- Rocco DiSpirito
(Related: Books, Focus, Now)

"What I thought we ought to try to do in a book like this is to focus closely on Lincoln, himself, to see what he knew, how he knew it, how he came to make the decisions that he did, and how he implemented them."
- David Herbert Donald
(Related: Thought, Decisions, Focus)

"We wanted to guide the musicians, so we could create our own sound. We would never let the band just go in and play the chord sheets. We were very focused on what we had in mind for these productions."
- Lamont Dozier
(Related: Mind, Musicians, Play, Sound)

"My work at MIT had focused on what we could build in space once we had inexpensive space transportation and industrial facilities in orbit. And this led to various sorts of work in space development."
- K. Eric Drexler
(Related: Work, Development, Space)

"You can find academic and industrial groups doing some relevant work, but there isn't a focus on building complex molecular systems. In that respect, Japan is first, Europe is second, and we're third."
- K. Eric Drexler
(Related: Work, Building, Europe, First, Focus, Respect)

"My entire life has been an attempt to get back to the kind of feelings you have on a field. The sense of brotherhood, the esprit de corps, the focus - there being no past or future, just the ball. As trite as it sounds, I was happiest playing ball."
- David Duchovny
(Related: Life, Feelings, Being, Brotherhood, Focus, Future, Past, Sense)

"When I worked with Jamie Lee Curtis in True Lies, she told me, You need a plan B, because when you have six months to a year off, you can go nuts. You need to have another focus."
- Eliza Dushku
(Related: Focus, Lies, Months)

"When I chased after money, I never had enough. When I got my life on purpose and focused on giving of myself and everything that arrived into my life, then I was prosperous."
- Wayne Dyer
(Related: Life, Money, Purpose, Giving)

"A mind at peace, a mind centered and not focused on harming others, is stronger than any physical force in the universe."
- Wayne Dyer
(Related: Peace, Force, Mind, Universe)

"If you know you're going to be outside, you have to be a little bit more in tune, so that you don't get distracted by what's going on and focus better."
- George Dzundza
(Related: Focus)

"I just am grateful for every opportunity to go to work. I don't really focus on celebrity status."
- George Dzundza
(Related: Work, Opportunity, Celebrity, Focus)

"There are a lot of other terrorist targets we ought to be focusing on. Well, there is Syria, for example, which is pumping through - because of Iran, is pumping weapons on into Hezbollah and so forth - which is then producing a lot of agony in Palestine and in Israel. We ought to be doing a bit to try to stop that."
- Lawrence Eagleburger
(Related: Example, Israel, Palestine, Weapons)

"My sole focus as far back as I can remember was all about my dream to become a singer."
- Sheena Easton
(Related: Dream, Focus)

"I'm really trying to focus myself on playing tennis, and I think that's really important."
- Stefan Edberg
(Related: Focus, Tennis, Trying)

"Inherently participatory in nature, Community Video focusing on using video to enable communities to communicate amongst themselves as well as with others."
- Ben Edwards
(Related: Nature, Community)

"In college, I got interested in news because the world was coming apart. The civil rights movement, the antiwar movement, the women's right movement. That focused my radio ambitions toward news."
- Bob Edwards
(Related: Women, Civil rights, College, News, World)

"Each of my records has a different focus, a different theme."
- Mark Edwards
(Related: Focus)

"My capital budget maintains my commitment to the education of children, health of the Chesapeake Bay, and safety of all Maryland citizens. We will continue to focus on the five pillars of my Administration as we build today and look forward to the projects of the future."
- Robert. L. Ehrlich
(Related: Education, Health, Children, Commitment, Focus, Future, Projects, Safety, Today, Will)

"I am very driven. I work really hard, whether it's acting or my charity or even poker. When I focus on something I give it my all."
- Shannon Elizabeth
(Related: Work, Acting, Charity, Focus, Poker)

"I like to be alone so I can write. But focus can hurt you. I don't want to be some stress casualty in early middle age."
- James Ellroy
(Related: Age, Focus, Hurt, Middle age, Stress, Want)

"I still believe the Lewinsky investigation was way off from the focus of what Whitewater was, which turned out to be nothing at the end of the process. And I think that there were people who were determined as political opponents to not allow his presidency to succeed."
- Rahm Emanuel
(Related: People, End, Focus, Investigation, Nothing, Opponents, Presidency, Succeed)

"My focus is not on solving nature's deeper mysteries. It is on using nature's deeper mysteries to solve important societal problems."
- Philip Emeagwali
(Related: Nature, Focus, Problems)

"As you look around the country there are still a significant number of states where their whole school debate is over school funding and we've been focused on the quality debate for most of the '90s."
- John Engler
(Related: Quality, Country, Debate, School, states)

"After 1980, you never heard reference to space again. Surface, the most convincing evidence of the descent into materialism, became the focus of design. Space disappeared."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: Design, Focus, Materialism, Space)

"If you've lost focus, just sit down and be still. Take the idea and rock it to and fro. Keep some of it and throw some away, and it will renew itself. You need do no more."
- Clarissa Pinkola Estes
(Related: Idea, Focus, Will)

"The Olympics are coming... and it's a big problem in American politics, because the problem with holding the Olympics this fall is that we're all going to be focused on the Olympics, and it makes that window of opportunity for Gore to win the election that much smaller."
- Susan Estrich
(Related: Politics, Opportunity, American)

"And the inner dynamics of Hollywood are like politics. Say you give a script to a group of executives - they all sit around, afraid to voice an opinion, saying nothing, waiting to know what the consensus is. Just like focus groups, opinion polls or a cabinet."
- Joe Eszterhas
(Related: Politics, Focus, Hollywood, Nothing, Opinion, Saying, Voice, Waiting)

"The simple things in life ground me and keep me focused so I'm able to do a good job with what is in front of me."
- Kevin Eubanks
(Related: Life, Job)

"I will stay very focused on my responsibilities as Secretary of Commerce and the economy's doing well. I mean, you asked about some of the challenges that we have or what is going on in the world and you know I, I'm pleased to report that the economy is doing extremely well."
- Donald Evans
(Related: Commerce, Economy, Will, World)

"I will continue to stay very focused on the economy."
- Donald Evans
(Related: Economy, Will)

"I am on my way to Ghana tomorrow morning and you just need to know that this Administration is very focused on doing all we can to promote economic development in this part of the world, in Africa, throughout Africa, North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa."
- Donald Evans
(Related: Development, Tomorrow, World)

"This season is my most special and most cherished. All my focus is on getting that championship back here."
- Lorrie Fair
(Related: Focus)

"And hey-the psychiatrist in the show is Italian also. So people are going to focus on what they want to focus on. There's not much you can do about that."
- Edie Falco
(Related: People, Focus, Want)

"I think we will see better vaccines within the next 15 years, but I'm not a scientist and am focused on the short-term - what will happen in the interim."
- Paul Farmer
(Related: Will, Years)

"The human rights community has focused very narrowly on political and civil rights for many decades, and with reason, but now we have to ask how can we broaden the view."
- Paul Farmer
(Related: Civil rights, Community, Human rights, Now, Reason)

"Men's competitive team sports focus on the balance between individual achievement and team achievement with the emphasis on team achievement."
- Warren Farrell
(Related: Sports, Men, Achievement, Balance, Focus)

"Most of the debate over the cultures of death and life is about process. The debate focuses on the technology available to determine how we prolong life and how and when we end it."
- Suzanne Fields
(Related: Death, Life, Technology, Debate, End)

"It would be nice to redefine ourselves - at the moment we are drowning in diversity. That's not a bad thing, its just going to take a while before we refocus."
- Harvey Fierstein
(Related: Diversity)

"The world went by, and we didn't get caught up in all the other things, because we didn't have time. We had no spare time. It was always thinking about training and focusing on what we wanted, our goals."
- Peggy Fleming
(Related: Time, Goals, Thinking, Training, World)

"I would like this to be a new day. I would hope now that we can focus on doing the people's business."
- Ernie Fletcher
(Related: Business, People, Hope, Day, Focus, Now)

"A lot of the tabloid stories are written so well, they're very clever and very funny. But you have to focus on what's really important and not read them - don't dive into it and don't get caught up in it."
- Calista Flockhart
(Related: Funny, Focus)

"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)

"I was never that much a focus of interest in my career. I'm aware of that now, which doesn't give me a lot of pleasure."
- Harrison Ford
(Related: Career, Focus, Interest, Now, Pleasure)

"I have relationships with people I'm working with, based on our combined interest. It doesn't make the relationship any less sincere, but it does give it a focus that may not last beyond the experience."
- Harrison Ford
(Related: Experience, People, Focus, Interest, May, Relationships)

"Once upon a time we did not focus on a president's private life."
- Tom Ford
(Related: Life, Time, Focus, President)

"No horse gets anywhere until he is harnessed. No stream or gas drives anything until it is confined. No Niagara is ever turned into light and power until it is tunneled. No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined."
- Harry Emerson Fosdick
(Related: Life, Power, Light, Niagara)

"These days, of course, the focus of talk about popular liberation through products is mostly associated with the Internet. I've been collecting computer ads and ads dealing with Internet industries."
- Thomas Frank
(Related: Computer, Focus, Internet, Popular, Talk)

"I also focus on Bush and his administration - who do a lot of lying - and how a right-wing media has allowed them to get away with a lot of stuff that, in a different media environment, they probably wouldn't be able to get away with."
- Al Franken
(Related: Environment, Focus, Lying, Media, Right)

"The next thing I am doing is moving back home to Minnesota and getting involved in politics. I'm looking at a run for Senate in 2008, but in the meantime I am focused on knitting together the progressive network in the upper Midwest."
- Al Franken
(Related: Home, Politics, Network, Senate)

"The country was not focused on terrorism before September 11th."
- Louis Freeh
(Related: Country, Terrorism)

"The U.S. Supreme Court has established that the tribes own their water. What I'd like to focus on is doing something with the water that results in economic development."
- Dave Freudenthal
(Related: Development, Court, Focus, Results, Water)

"I'm tired of high policy talks. I want to focus on nuts and bolts."
- Dave Freudenthal
(Related: Policy, Focus, Want)

"Our top focus - protecting our Nation - must go beyond homeland preparedness; America will only be secure if we deal with threats before they happen, not just after they happen."
- Bill Frist
(Related: America, Focus, Nation, Will)

"I think Democrats often hold the unconstrained vision, and Republicans focus more on the Rule of Law."
- John Fund
(Related: Vision, Democrats, Focus, Law, Republicans)

"The focus of subjectivity is a distorting mirror."
- Hans-Georg Gadamer
(Related: Focus)

"Children make you a better everything. Daughters open up a whole different sensibility to you. When you have children, it focuses you on them as opposed to on yourself."
- Andy Garcia
(Related: Children, Daughters, Open, Sensibility)

"When you sit down and focus on the matches and series that took place during the 12 month period it strikes you just how broad the talent pool is in international cricket is today."
- Sunil Gavaskar
(Related: Talent, Cricket, Focus, Today)

"Staying focused is hard work and staying married is even harder."
- Crystal Gayle
(Related: Work, Hard work)

"I think I usually have quite ordinary dreams. Sometimes my dreams take me to other dimensions. I can travel in my mind especially when I'm dreaming I focus my mind on what I want to dream. If I want to fly, I focus on flying."
- Uri Geller
(Related: Dreams, Travel, Flying, Focus, Mind, Want)

"I hope we can get back to what I call the kitchen table. Everyday issues that people are really worried about and focused on."
- Dick Gephardt
(Related: People, Hope, Kitchen)

"No, I was talking to the network and Universal about plans for a third season where Buck would go back to Earth and would focus on stories around the planet and show what it was like 500 years later."
- Gil Gerard
(Related: Earth, Focus, Network, Talking, Years)

"We need to focus on green jobs: solar, wind, geothermal, biomass.There's so many opportunities. But other countries like China are getting ahead of the curve."
- Alexi Giannoulias
(Related: Countries, Focus, Wind)

"It just felt like the right time to focus on solo material."
- Robin Gibb
(Related: Time, Focus, Right)

"My book is focused on the power of the American state, not least because the government of the United States governs so much that the case could be made that everybody around the world ought to have a vote in determining some of its policies."
- Todd Gitlin
(Related: Government, Power, American, State, states, United, Vote, World)

"We don't focus as much in schools on educational knowledge which requires thinking and application, as we do on acquiring facts."
- William Glasser
(Related: Knowledge, Facts, Focus, Schools, Thinking)

"I think what we ought to be focusing on is that we are on path for the release of 75,000 pages of documents in connection with John Roberts' work in the White House, as in the counselor's office and as his time working as an assistant in the office of the attorney general."
- Alberto Gonzales
(Related: Time, Work, Connection, Office)

"As the American public continues to focus more intensely on illegal immigration and securing the nation's borders, the number of members of the House Immigration Reform Caucus continues to grow."
- Virgil Goode
(Related: American, Focus, Nation, Public, Reform)

"Fantasy allows you bend the world and the situation to more clearly focus on the moral aspects of what's happening. In fantasy you can distill life down to the essence of your story."
- Terry Goodkind
(Related: Life, Fantasy, Focus, World)

"So much of my life is spent just focused on driving race cars."
- Jeff Gordon
(Related: Life, Driving, Race)

"We must return optimism to our parenting. To focus on the joys, not the hassles; the love, not the disappointments; the common sense, not the complexities."
- Fred G. Gosman
(Related: Love, Parenting, Optimism, Common sense, Disappointments, Focus)

"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)

"I focus on the writing and let the rest of the process take care of itself. I've learned to trust my own instincts and I've also learned to take risks."
- Sue Grafton
(Related: Trust, Care, Focus, Rest, Writing)

"Having reached the halfway mark in the alphabet, my prime focus is on writing each new book as well as I can."
- Sue Grafton
(Related: Focus, Writing)

"We need to have a strong defense focused on areas that are in the greatest vulnerability. I have been very concerned about America's 361 seaports as a point in which terrorist activities and materials could be brought into the country."
- Bob Graham
(Related: America, Country, Defense, Vulnerability)

"It's fundamentally unfair to have so much of the tax relief go to so few. And it is a 10-year tax plan rather than one, as mine, focused on the next two years, which in my opinion is the critical time to jumpstart the economy."
- Bob Graham
(Related: Time, Economy, Tax, Opinion, Years)

"The future is finally something that we can now put into focus."
- Lou Gramm
(Related: Focus, Future, Now)

"To let the people know there was life beyond Shirley Dean, we decided to focus on voter registration; each day I set up my card table somewhere in the district, signed people up, and passed out noses."
- Wavy Gravy
(Related: Life, People, Day, Focus, Noses)

"A lot of the films now are more focused on the visuals than on the actors. I think all directors should go to drama school."
- Eva Green
(Related: Actors, Drama, Now, School)

"People need to focus on bigger issues instead of whether George Bush is an idiot or not."
- Colin Greenwood
(Related: People, Focus)

"It is time for us to turn a corner and come together, put our differences behind us and focus on the future."
- Christine Gregoire
(Related: Time, Focus, Future)

"For three hundred years we have had our focus on the individual. We have distinguished him from the objective world as the Middle Ages did not think of doing. We have given him the world and the universe as a playground for exploration and discovery."
- John Grierson
(Related: Discovery, Exploration, Focus, Universe, World, Years)

"Instead of destroying an area for a paltry amount of oil, we should be increasing fuel standards for automobiles and focusing our efforts on biofuels and other alternatives."
- Raul Grijalva
(Related: Automobiles, Oil)

"Why did they keep changing guitars and amplifiers when they were perfect? They did the same things with cars, if you ask me. They forgot how to make them right, because they focused on style and bells and whistles."
- Buddy Guy
(Related: Bells, Right, Style)

"Gather in your resources, rally all your faculties, marshal all your energies, focus all your capacities upon mastery of at least one field of endeavor."
- John Haggai
(Related: Focus)

"There are a lot of things and in order to be at the top and maintain your focus you have to have something that motivates you. For me, it was what I perceived as a lack of respect from the boxing world as well as the media, which made me want to work so hard and be great."
- Marvin Hagler
(Related: Work, Boxing, Focus, Media, Order, Respect, Want, World)

"I'm very focused on "Dexter" right now. I want to make it as good of a show as we can."
- Michael C. Hall
(Related: Now, Right, Want)

"I'm not as focused on my acting career as I have been in the past."
- Harry Hamlin
(Related: Acting, Career, Past)

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

"This party will not take its position based on public opinion polls. We will not take a stand based on focus groups. We will not take a stand based on phone-in shows or householder surveys or any other vagaries of pubic opinion."
- Stephen Harper
(Related: Focus, Opinion, Party, Public, Public opinion, Will)

"It has been the way of Rotary to focus thought upon matters in which members are in agreement, rather than upon matters in which they are in disagreement."
- Paul Harris
(Related: Thought, Agreement, Focus)

"But when you're beginning, you should try to focus on something you love and your own way of doing things."
- Jerry Harrison
(Related: Love, Beginning, Focus)

"Moreover, I want us to urge political and religious leaders, and all peoples of the world, to move forward in a conciliatory spirit, to deal with religious matters in a responsible and balanced way, and to focus on their common grounds."
- Alcee Hastings
(Related: Focus, Leaders, Religious, Spirit, Want, World)

"I feel like I'm a stay-at-home mom, which I was for the five years before this. She's absolutely been my focus. That's the choice I made. Desperate Housewives is perfect for me. I get to go back to work and still be able to take my daughter to school and pick her up."
- Teri Hatcher
(Related: Work, Mom, Daughter, Choice, Focus, School, Years)

"If, as is natural, you focus on the corruption and on those threatened institutions that are trying to prevent change - even though they don't really know what they're trying to prevent - then you can get pessimistic."
- Paul Hawken
(Related: Change, Corruption, Focus, Trying)

"You don't get results by focusing on results. You get results by focusing on the actions that produce results."
- Mike Hawkins
(Related: Actions, Results)

"We also had good software in the key categories and more focus on the gameplaying capability, so more of the marketing effort was targeted at game customers."
- Trip Hawkins
(Related: Effort, Focus, Key, Marketing, Software)

"The voters reward good performance. So, I'm going to go out and focus, if I become the governor, to do the very best job I can as governor. The rest of it will take care of itself."
- Dave Heineman
(Related: Performance, Care, Focus, Job, Rest, Reward, Will)

"I have a certain pool of subject matter that I like to write about, things that interest me: politics, religion, ecology, and relationships between men and women. And that's usually what I focus on."
- Don Henley
(Related: Men, Politics, Religion, Women, Ecology, Focus, Interest, Relationships)

"The more prepared I am, the more I'll be in control, less nervous, less stressed and more focused."
- Marilu Henner
(Related: Control)

"I know why I am here and my only real focused goal is to live each day to the fullest and to try and honor God and be an encouragement to others. What the future holds is firmly in God's hands, and I am very happy about that!"
- Ken Hensley
(Related: God, Goal, Day, Encouragement, Future, Honor)

"A modern health and social care system has to be completely focussed on the needs of its users."
- Patricia Hewitt
(Related: Health, Care, Needs)

"But I'm going to focus on salvation as well as physical healing."
- Benny Hinn
(Related: Focus, Healing, Salvation)

"While I do commend the Administration on its commitment and focus on high school reform, I believe that we must focus on graduation as the key accountability measure."
- Ruben Hinojosa
(Related: Graduation, Commitment, Focus, Key, Measure, Reform, School)

"No other group in America has so had their identity socialized out of existence as have black women... When black people are talked about the focus tends to be on black men; and when women are talked about the focus tends to be on white women."
- bell hooks
(Related: Women, People, America, Existence, Focus, Identity)

"That's the thing that we said about the horn before: it's a focus issue. It's like a singer versus a drummer. If a drummer's playing a drum beat, and a singer starts singing, what do you think the audience is going to do?"
- Charlie Hunter
(Related: Focus, Singing)

"The other aspect of American identity worth focusing on is the concept of America as a nation of immigrants. That certainly is a partial truth. But it is often assumed to be the total truth."
- Samuel P. Huntington
(Related: Truth, America, American, Identity, Nation, Worth)

"Our objective must therefore be to ensure EU better regulation contributes towards delivering a modern European Union which relentlessly focuses on building a dynamic and innovative economy equipped to meet the challenges of the 21st century."
- John Hutton
(Related: Building, Economy)

"So that we focus not on competing visions for Europe but on what Europe can do to improve economic growth, to give us a cleaner environment, to create more jobs, to make us more secure."
- John Hutton
(Related: Growth, Environment, Europe, Focus, Jobs, Visions)

"President Bush's proposal to focus our resources on sending humans to Mars is intriguing, but it is not the most compelling reason that Americans ought to focus our interest on the Red Planet."
- Jay Inslee
(Related: Americans, Focus, Interest, President, Reason)

"Violence may be a good focus to organize around, but we have to look at women's lives in our entirety."
- Patricia Ireland
(Related: Women, Focus, May, Violence)

"We discussed the history of postwar Japan and how Japan had missed an opportunity to build a more functional democracy because of the focus on fighting communism driven in large part by the American occupation."
- Joichi Ito
(Related: History, Opportunity, American, Communism, Democracy, Fighting, Focus, Occupation)

"I'm only going to be running the Pro Class this season, that way I can focus on the Pro Championship."
- Ben Jackson
(Related: Class, Focus, Running)

"I think the biggest thing that we are going to be able to do is focus on training, practicing, working on my starts, and taking each race one at a time."
- Ben Jackson
(Related: Time, Focus, Race, Training)

"So you have to be more mentally focused in baseball."
- Bo Jackson
(Related: Baseball)

"I love rehearsing because in rehearsals there are no mistakes, nothing is wrong, some things apply or lead you to focus on the character and the things that don't apply are equally valuable because they lead you to towards what does."
- Jim Jarmusch
(Related: Love, Character, Focus, Mistakes, Nothing, Wrong)

"We just want to win. That's the bottom line. I think a lot of times people may become content with one championship or a little bit of success, but we don't really reflect on what we've done in the past. We focus on the present."
- Derek Jeter
(Related: Success, People, Content, Focus, May, Past, Present, Want)

"It's an entire industry focusing on young male viewers that want action and violence. They sell us something that isn't valid. They're selling films like a product."
- Norman Jewison
(Related: Action, Selling, Violence, Want)

"I try to stay positive by focusing on how much I'll appreciate my health if I get better."
- Daniel Johns
(Related: Health, Positive)

"Although most of us realize what we control and do not control, we live as though we do not really know, and in some cases we spend years focusing on things we cannot control."
- Darren L. Johnson
(Related: Control, Years)

"I finally learned to live in the present and focus only on what I want rather than what I don't want."
- Darren L. Johnson
(Related: Focus, Present, Want)

"When you do not know how to focus your thoughts effectively, they can become scattered, miscellaneous, and fixated on "stuff"-negative notions, toxic relationships, and situations from the past."
- Darren L. Johnson
(Related: Thoughts, Focus, Miscellaneous, Past, Relationships)

"Our first phase was inviting all the women Ambassadors who were here from other countries and trying to get in touch with all the peace centers around the country in order to focus on increasing the volume and activity toward peace."
- Eddie Bernice Johnson
(Related: Peace, Women, Countries, Country, First, Focus, Order, Trying)

"I used to have to force myself to go, okay, nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing and then all of a sudden a thought of some where could come in. Now I can just focus and not think about anything. So, yeah, I guess I do that a lot."
- Nancy Johnson
(Related: Thought, Focus, Force, Nothing, Now)

"Most important was to remain focused and always have presence of mind."
- Nafisa Joseph
(Related: Mind)

"I was a little nervous backstage. But I had this book, Gandhi. I just read his quotes, closed my eyes and focused my thoughts. Presently, this book is my prized possession."
- Nafisa Joseph
(Related: Thoughts, Eyes, Possession, Quotes)

"My focus is that firearms are handled safely and that we can continue to enjoy them here in North America."
- Steve Kanaly
(Related: America, Focus)

"I just saw the emotion in everything, so I got to feel everything that was going on and that I was viewing, but I couldn't think in terms of structure, which is the whole point of deep focus."
- Gil Kane
(Related: Deep, Emotion, Focus)

"I think the lack of precision and deep focus is why it took me years to build up my work."
- Gil Kane
(Related: Work, Deep, Focus, Years)

"After they killed Uday and Qusay, the focus centered on Saddam: Find him, kill him, capture him, whatever it takes. To me, it was a false sense of security: If we get Saddam, we're going to win this war."
- Janis Karpinski
(Related: War, Focus, Sense)

"For a good chunk of Israelis, it doesn't matter who is in power when it comes to dealing with the Palestinians. Their focus was more on economic issues."
- Jonathan Katz
(Related: Power, Focus)

"I know what we do really well - I just try and keep us focused on doing that."
- Jeffrey Katzenberg
"A great deal has been accomplished by the team, and I do think it important that it goes on and it is allowed to reach its full conclusion. In fact, I really believe it ought to be better resourced and totally focused on WMD; that that is important to do it."
- David Kay
(Related: Fact)

"But then it hasn't really been a focus of our government to make us an educated people."
- Maynard James Keenan
(Related: Government, People, Focus)

"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)

"As a Member of Congress, I've continued my family's tradition of focusing on education."
- Mark Kennedy
(Related: Education, Family, Congress, Tradition)

"Part of Washington keeping its promises is a focus on directing more dollars into our local classrooms."
- Mark Kennedy
(Related: Focus, Promises, Washington)

"Planets move in ellipses with the Sun at one focus."
- Johannes Kepler
(Related: Focus, Sun)

"There are many really good teams in our conference this season. Miami, Indiana and Detroit will be our fiercest opponents this year. But we just have to focus on our game and be patient with the realistic hope that we'll be on top after all is said and done."
- Jason Kidd
(Related: Hope, Focus, Opponents, Will)

"I believe that as much as you take, you have to give back. It's important not to focus on yourself too much."
- Nicole Kidman
(Related: Focus)

"Each feature I make is my focus at that time."
- Richard King
(Related: Time, Focus)

"Like sheep that get lost nibbling away at the grass because they never look up, we often focus so much on ourselves and our problems that we get lost."
- Allen Klein
(Related: Focus, Problems, Sheep)

"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)

"The only way to advertise is by not focusing on the product."
- Calvin Klein
"We wanted Nike to be the world's best sports and fitness company. Once you say that, you have a focus. You don't end up making wing tips or sponsoring the next Rolling Stones world tour."
- Philip Knight
(Related: Fitness, Sports, Company, End, Focus, World)

"So many directors are solely focused on their own success in Hollywood and multimillion dollar budgets and deals."
- Shirley Knight
(Related: Success, Budgets, Deals, Hollywood)

"I've been getting pretty focused about that recently, and even considered doing a masters degree to polish up the craft. I've been pretty lucky in that I seem to have found people online who are willing to constructively tear it apart for me, and indicate its weaknesses."
- David Knopfler
(Related: People, Pretty)

"When I was 21, I got into a motorcycle accident while traveling in Europe and I had to lie around a lot in the aftermath, which was really the first time in my life that I became really focused and inspired to write."
- Chantal Kreviazuk
(Related: Life, Time, Lie, Accident, Europe, First, Traveling)

"Neither left nor right has focused adequately on maternal health."
- Nicholas D. Kristof
(Related: Health, Right)

"I think they went with the idea that people know the story pretty much- knowing that he's going to take her when she's going to go with him. Also, the movie is really focused on Achilles and Hector and their battles."
- Diane Kruger
(Related: People, Idea, Pretty)

"One, we committed to put about 650 people in the field to focus totally on customer satisfaction."
- Sanjay Kumar
(Related: People, Customer, Focus, Satisfaction)

"Today we're focused on small acquisitions to add technology where necessary. I think it's fair to say we're not out looking for a large one, but I think it's also very fair to say that as a public company you can never say never."
- Sanjay Kumar
(Related: Technology, Company, Public, Today)

"But the real focus should be on people who are buying today because the base is so big it will take a long time for any change materialize on an overall basis."
- Sanjay Kumar
(Related: Change, Time, People, Buying, Focus, Today, Will)

"So in 2000, when we changed the business model and started really focusing on that triangle and putting the customer in the center, we decided we should hold off - we've done enough consolidation; we've got enough critical mass."
- Sanjay Kumar
(Related: Business, Customer)

"So far, Indian companies have focused more on customer application. This needs to shift to packaged software for sectors such as banking and financial services."
- Sanjay Kumar
(Related: Financial, Customer, Needs, Software)

"So I just had to step up how I was doing it and the moment that I stepped up and the moment I focused all my energy on that is when things started to happen. So there's a direct relationship between my inspiration and my output."
- Talib Kweli
(Related: Inspiration, Energy)

"We focus upon pairs of words very often which are the same in some areas and different in other areas."
- William Labov
(Related: Focus, Words)

"Focus on your problem zones, your strength, your energy, your flexibility and all the rest. Maybe your chest is flabby or your hips or waist need toning. Also, you should change your program every thirty days. That's the key."
- Jack LaLanne
(Related: Change, Strength, Energy, Flexibility, Focus, Key, Rest)

"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe."
- Dalai Lama
(Related: Hope, Focus, Universe)

"I think as far as kids go, you just have to work hard. Work on your skills, keep focused."
- Frank Lampard
(Related: Work, Kids)

"We must focus on people as people, regardless of race, creed, color or gender."
- Judge Mills Lane
(Related: People, Focus, Gender, Race)

"But when I play, I still practice hard and focus on my game."
- Bernhard Langer
(Related: Focus, Play, Practice)

"The first thing you have to do is take everything with a grain of salt. You know, you've gotta just look at the goal, focus on what you gotta do and take one step at a time as a whole, as every performance being that's it, that's one objective, and let's just move forward and work on that."
- Stefano Langone
(Related: Time, Work, Goal, Performance, Being, First, Focus)

"If I start thinking, 'Is this movie going to open? Is this movie going to do well?' I'm not focusing on the job. The job is to make a good movie."
- Taylor Lautner
(Related: Job, Open, Thinking)

"And when I'm on set, I'm just thinking about the script and of working. I think I've stayed focused on the work so much that I haven't really noticed my life start to change except for I've gotten busier."
- Jennifer Lawrence
(Related: Change, Life, Work, Thinking)

"Teenagers only have to focus on themselves - its not until we get older that we realize that other people exist."
- Jennifer Lawrence
(Related: People, Focus, Teenagers)

"Now where people are - at least the people I talk to - they are focused on issues of trust. Accountability also comes up, to make sure that this doesn't happen again."
- William P. Leahy
(Related: Trust, People, Now, Talk)

"As a university, we're not focused on bringing about huge reforms - that's not our role."
- William P. Leahy
(Related: University)

"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 be the best, you need to spend hours and hours and hours running, hitting the speed bag, lifting weights and focusing on training."
- Sugar Ray Leonard
(Related: Running, Training)

"Clarity affords focus."
- Thomas Leonard
(Related: Clarity, Focus)

"But I think the credit has to go to Geddy... he spent a lot of time in the studio with Paul, I think he needed that kind of focus to be in there to be a part of the whole thing, and for the most part he made all the major decisions."
- Alex Lifeson
(Related: Time, Credit, Decisions, Focus)

"There are two things that I put my focus on. One is the fight against AIDS and finding a cure. The other is human rights."
- Judith Light
(Related: Cure, Fight, Focus, Rights, Human rights)

"While the CDC is focusing on how our enemies could attack us, our military is focused on who may attack us."
- John Linder
(Related: Enemies, May, Military)

"We must focus much more on developing countries' own policies and priorities, and increase policy and operational coherence between national, regional and multilateral actors."
- Anna Lindh
(Related: Policy, Actors, Countries, Focus, Priorities)

"The Green Lantern is a unique superhero because it's not that he's super that is his focus; it's that he's a man. He's very human. That's his greatest strength and his greatest weakness."
- Blake Lively
(Related: Strength, Focus, Man, Weakness)

"It should be clear by now that my focus here is not freedom of speech or the press. This freedom is all too often an exaggeration. At the very least, blind references to freedom of speech or the press serve as a distraction from the critical examination of other communications policies."
- Mark Lloyd
(Related: Blind, Exaggeration, Examination, Focus, Freedom, Now, Press, Speech)

"Athletes who take to the classroom naturally or are encouraged to focus on grades should be able to do well in the classroom. I believe the reason you go to college is to get your degree. It's not a minor league or an audition for the pros."
- Rebecca Lobo
(Related: Athletes, Classroom, College, Focus, Reason)

"I'm making a record that's half stripped down acoustic which is the way I perform a lot and half of it is very produced. It's really hard to keep music simple but I was trying to keep it simple and focus on one or two instruments and vocals."
- Lisa Loeb
(Related: Music, Focus, Trying)

"Well, being that, at the house and being in the competition, it was very hard to be with family. We couldn't have visitors out of respect for everyone else there. But, being the American Idol, the focus would have been on me."
- LaToya London
(Related: Family, American, Being, Competition, Focus, Respect)

"Right now the focus is the album that is released and then the tour coming up. After the tour they will let us know about the options and offers that came in for us."
- LaToya London
(Related: Focus, Now, Options, Right, Will)

"We will go on tour, that will be a boost for me. After that I can focus on LaToya. If I didn't have them, so many people would be coming at me right now and I wouldn't know what to do."
- LaToya London
(Related: People, Focus, Now, Right, Will)

"Sometimes people here can get so focused on, Oh, I've got to get a flight, that it becomes the end all of everything. Then they go off and fly a couple of flights and they think, Okay, is that all there is in life? No, it's not. There's a whole big life out there."
- Shannon Lucid
(Related: Life, People, End)

"We have to be focused on growing the party and getting young people to see us as a viable option."
- Peter MacKay
(Related: People, Party)

"I mean, that was a throwaway thought, because my focus was - my intent and my focus was to never go public."
- Andrea Mackris
(Related: Thought, Focus, Public)

"But I do know focusing on the exterior doesn't make me happy. If I want peace and serenity, it won't be reached by getting thinner or fatter."
- Elle Macpherson
(Related: Peace, Serenity, Want)

"Having children is my greatest achievement. It was my saviour. It switched my focus from the outside to the inside. My children are gifts, they remind me of what's important."
- Elle Macpherson
(Related: Achievement, Children, Focus, Gifts)

"Focusing on the way I look makes me uncomfortable. I try to focus on the way I feel - I know what makes me feel better about myself. Reading my child a story makes me feel great, doing my hair nicely doesn't."
- Elle Macpherson
(Related: Focus, Hair, Reading)

"When you have too much month for you paycheck, then what you need to do is realize that there is abundance all around you and focus on the abundance and not your lack and as night follows day abundance will come to you."
- Sydney Madwed
(Related: Abundance, Day, Focus, Night, Will)

"If you want to be truly successful invest in yourself to get the knowledge you need to find your unique factor. When you find it and focus on it and persevere your success will blossom."
- Sydney Madwed
(Related: Success, Knowledge, Successful, Focus, Want, Will)

"Girls are the future mothers of our society, and it is important that we focus on their well-being."
- Miriam Makeba
(Related: Society, Focus, Future, Girls, Mothers)

"I think the focus of the media changes. At the moment the more electronic stuff like trip-hop was the flavor of the month, just a little while ago. It all depends on the angle, from which point of view you see it."
- Stephen Malkmus
(Related: Focus, Media)

"My ego is controlled enough that I don't have to be the focus."
- Herbie Mann
(Related: Ego, Focus)

"I just get focused on whatever is in front of me. When I was filming Crossroads, it had all my focus. Now I'm all focused on finishing my recording so I can get that out. It's just day by day."
- Taryn Manning
(Related: Day, Focus, Now)

"There is nothing wrong with dedication and goals, but if you focus on yourself, all the lights fade away and you become a fleeting moment in life."
- Pete Maravich
(Related: Life, Goals, Dedication, Focus, Nothing, Wrong)

"I lived my life one way for 35 years, for me. And then the focus came in on what I really was."
- Pete Maravich
(Related: Life, Focus, Years)

"It's hard to get into Newsweek because, as more of our former intellectual magazines take on a pop focus, if there's no buzz, there's no interest."
- Branford Marsalis
(Related: Focus, Interest)

"Our focus needs to be on freeing dissidents and continuing to support the opposition movement within Cuba - not rewarding Castro and subsidizing and strengthening his totalitarian regime."
- Mel Martinez
(Related: Focus, Needs, Opposition, Support)

"We need a new Latin American policy that is bold - different. We need to focus on building civil society, focus on the lack of infrastructure. We need look at ways to foster economic opportunity.There needs to be a more comprehensive economic vision in the region."
- Mel Martinez
(Related: Society, Policy, Opportunity, Vision, American, Building, Focus, Needs)

"We rob ourselves of so much by focusing on the wrong stuff. And the ability to get into the moment and deal with what is, that's the real opportunity."
- Kathy Mattea
(Related: Opportunity, Ability, Wrong)

"From the beginning of Queen there was such momentum that I never had any time to do anything else. My energy was 95% focused on the band."
- Brian May
(Related: Time, Beginning, Energy, Queen)

"One of the main things I do is focus on ideas and what stories we decide to tell, but probably the biggest part of my job I'd say is working on the storyboards."
- Craig McCracken
(Related: Ideas, Focus, Job)

"It was by design that we mostly used pictures that you could not necessarily see what was going on, and that didn't really focus in on the band, but instead focused in on a theme."
- Mike McCready
(Related: Design, Focus)

"However, we couldn't focus on the films much during the series because we're dumb. Individually we're smart guys, but together we're one big dumb guy, and couldn't concentrate on two things at once."
- Bruce McCulloch
(Related: Dumb, Focus)

"My next book is also set in the eighteenth century. It's about the Revolution, with the focus on the year 1776. It's about Washington and the army and the war. It's the nadir, the low point of the United States of America."
- David McCullough
(Related: War, America, Army, Focus, Revolution, states, United, Washington)

"The more we focus on using renewable fuels, the less we are dependent upon foreign oil."
- John M. McHugh
(Related: Focus, Oil)

"Our thoughts create our reality - where we put our focus is the direction we tend to go."
- Peter McWilliams
(Related: Thoughts, Direction, Focus, Reality)

"We've got to stop focusing solely on the symptoms of crime, and start caring about the causes as well."
- Carrie P. Meek
(Related: Caring, Causes, Crime)

"Looking at affordable health care, I think it is important that we look not only at prescription drugs, but also make sure that there is a major focus on health care."
- Kendrick Meek
(Related: Health, Care, Drugs, Focus)

"I rarely see one of the 'summer blockbuster' movies. I'd like to see a stronger focus on smaller, smarter movies."
- Christopher Meloni
(Related: Movies, Focus)

"Thus, the focus on this main political goal must become more visible in EU politics and to achieve this, we need a political impulse. It must be clear what the priorities on the agenda are."
- Angela Merkel
(Related: Politics, Goal, Focus, Priorities)

"I never was brought into the league thinking as far as, you know, statistics, things like that. We were really brought into the league in a team concept. Everything was focused around winning."
- Mark Messier
(Related: Winning, Statistics, Thinking)

"Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort."
- Paul J. Meyer
(Related: Accident, Commitment, Effort, Excellence, Planning, Productivity, Result)

"That's my fun time so, to me, doing my homework, studying on what I do, watching the movies, listening to music, all that inspires me so I focus a lot on that and practice."
- Christina Milian
(Related: Time, Movies, Music, Focus, Fun, Listening, Practice)

"Once the season starts for me, there isn't a change in my focus, just a change in my tactics and strategies."
- Bode Miller
(Related: Change, Focus)

"It's easy to focus on the things that divide us. Sometimes too easy."
- Dan Miller
(Related: Focus)

"Now it's time to focus on basics for people in our neighborhoods... and real ethics reform at City Hall."
- Laura Miller
(Related: Time, People, Ethics, Focus, Now, Reform)

"In many ways, our campaign this year will be the same as last time: We're still going to focus on fixing up basics and cleaning up ethics at City Hall."
- Laura Miller
(Related: Ethics, Focus, Will)

"But, when we started our product portfolio, we focused the mixed signal requirements first for image processing devices and then in audio applications , targeting our technology into the growing use of digital technology in consumer markets."
- David Milne
(Related: Technology, First)

"All the action, in semiconductors at the present time is in the new consumer applications, and that's where we have focused our activities since we started doing our own products in the late '90s."
- David Milne
(Related: Time, Action, Present)

"I was born and raised in a small town in Maine, Waterville. I enjoyed living there - still do - and my goal in life was a fairly specific and focused one of practicing law in Maine."
- George J. Mitchell
(Related: Life, Goal, Law, Living)

"I focused on where she was from of course, her voice and her history, her relationship with God - her religion. This was probably the strongest relationship she has had, really. She never seemed to maintain close relationships with husbands."
- Gretchen Mol
(Related: God, History, Religion, Husbands, Relationships, Voice)

"It's hard to hold the focus that strongly on a single character for that long."
- Elizabeth Moon
(Related: Character, Focus)

"Some kids don't know where they'll spend the night. How can we expect them to focus on learning?"
- Dennis Moore
(Related: Focus, Kids, Learning, Night)

"Over the next two years UNICEF will focus on improving access to and the quality of education to provide children who have dropped out of school or who work during school hours the opportunity to gain a formal education!"
- Roger Moore
(Related: Education, Work, Quality, Opportunity, Children, Focus, Gain, School, Will, Years)

"My focus and that of all members of the Government responsible for delivering services to the public is to make sure that the public sector can use all the skills it needs to do the job the public wants it to do."
- Estelle Morris
(Related: Government, Focus, Job, Needs, Public)

"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)

"I had tried to get focused on other things. But I always ended up back in the same place, and it wasn't making me happy. I needed to get the focus back."
- Kate Moss
(Related: Focus)

"The press Yazoo were receiving were focused on the voice, This obviously was about trends."
- Alison Moyet
(Related: Press, Voice)

"But we had - I think if you look at law enforcement 10 years ago, if you look at the challenges, the FBI was focused excessively on what was happening in the United States."
- Robert Mueller
(Related: Law, states, United, Years)

"The orgasm has replaced the cross as the focus of longing and fulfillment."
- Malcolm Muggeridge
(Related: Focus, Fulfillment, Longing)

"Religion is inwardly focused and driven only to sustain itself."
- Kary Mullis
(Related: Religion)

"I'm not exactly an Einstein, so I compensate by being more focused."
- Peter Munk
(Related: Being)

"Maybe I'm less sensitive to these issues because I see that what people need first is economic security, and only when they have that can they afford to focus on human rights."
- Peter Munk
(Related: People, First, Focus, Rights, Human rights, Security)

"I just focus on one show, when this is over then I'll start looking at what is coming up."
- Dennis Muren
(Related: Focus)

"Way of life in Australia focuses more on the outdoors."
- Thomas Muster
(Related: Life)

"You can't imagine a world, quite frankly, without a safe and secure aviation system. And so our job is to really focus on that, and what we need to do to keep it safe and secure."
- Janet Napolitano
(Related: Aviation, Focus, Job, World)

"Let me be very clear: We monitor the risks of violent extremism taking root here in the United States. We don't have the luxury of focusing our efforts on one group; we must protect the country from terrorism whether foreign or homegrown, and regardless of the ideology that motivates its violence."
- Janet Napolitano
(Related: Country, Extremism, Ideology, Luxury, states, Terrorism, United, Violence)

"You would have thought that after 9/11 the president would have finished the job in Afghanistan, and kept the focus on capturing Bin Laden and his al-Qaeda deputies, but he and his team gave top priority to their original plan to invade Iraq."
- Bill Nelson
(Related: Thought, Afghanistan, Focus, Iraq, Job, President)

"It is always easier - and usually far more effective - to focus on changing your behavior than on changing the behavior of others."
- Bob Nelson
(Related: Behavior, Focus)

"So I think we should stay focused on the real problem in the Middle East. It's not Israel. It's these dictatorships that are developing nuclear weapons with the specific goal of wiping Israel away."
- Benjamin Netanyahu
(Related: Goal, Israel, Weapons)

"The 21st Century has begun as an era of uncertainty, with a heightened focus on security and public safety."
- Gavin Newsom
(Related: Focus, Public, Safety, Security, Uncertainty)

"Focus on remedies, not faults."
- Jack Nicklaus
(Related: Faults, Focus, Remedies)

"Do you want to be an artist and a writer, or a wife and a lover? With kids, your focus changes. I don't want to go to PTA meetings."
- Stevie Nicks
(Related: Wife, Artist, Focus, Kids, Meetings, Want, Writer)

"We've got very large freshman class, it's historic in its size, so there's people that are extremely diverse in their backgrounds and their viewpoints. I think that we're going to see a conservative group of people coming together, focused on some real ideals that are going to be extremely important."
- Kristi Noem
(Related: People, Class, Conservative, Ideals)

"A lot of people have tried to put labels on me, but right now I'm focused on being Kristi Noem and getting my message out to South Dakotans."
- Kristi Noem
(Related: People, Being, Now, Right)

"The key to a winning season is focusing on one opponent at a time. Winning one week at a time. Never look back and never look ahead."
- Chuck Noll
(Related: Time, Winning, Key)

"It felt like being in the center of the world, and I felt like I was a witness to history and I knew that the whole world was watching on television. So, I could feel the collective consciousness of the world focused on this little strip of land called Seattle."
- Krist Novoselic
(Related: History, Being, Consciousness, Land, Television, World)

"My main efforts focussed on trying to identify the rate controlling steps during the cell cycle. Crucial for this analysis were wee mutants that were advanced prematurely through the cell cycle and so divided at a reduced cell size."
- Paul Nurse
(Related: Trying)

"I'm like a decathlete who does all of the events he's used to, but is being forced by certain circumstances to focus on three events, and being forced to focus on events that he wasn't that interested in, and also weren't his strongest events."
- Michael Nyman
(Related: Being, Circumstances, Events, Focus)

"Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it's only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Life, Ambition, Potential, Poverty)

"There's been a sea change in our focus on corporate ethics. We've made more progress in the last three years than the previous 30."
- Steve Odland
(Related: Change, Progress, Corporate, Ethics, Focus, Sea, Years)

"We've read scripts, and I think right now we are just focusing in on school."
- Mary-Kate Olsen
(Related: Now, Right, School)

"In the remaining months, we should focus on achieving more robust international involvement in training of Iraqi soldiers, police officers, judges, teachers, and doctors - all key elements needed to end the sectarian and civil conflict and build Iraq's future."
- John Olver
(Related: Conflict, Doctors, End, Focus, Future, Iraq, Judges, Key, Months, Police, Soldiers, Teachers, Training)

"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)

"It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light."
- Aristotle Onassis
(Related: Focus, Light, Moments)

"We're just going to come out and play. We know that we're supposed to win all the games, but if we don't, we just have to take the next game and focus on what we did wrong in the game before and just try to do better at the next game."
- Shaquille O'Neal
(Related: Focus, Games, Play, Wrong)

"My job is not babysitting people; my job is focusing on making the best band I possibly can."
- Jerry Only
(Related: People, Job)

"When you focus on being a blessing, God makes sure that you are always blessed in abundance."
- Joel Osteen
(Related: God, Abundance, Being, Focus)

"90% of every art form is garbage - dance and stand-up, painting and music. Focus on the 10% that's good, suck it up, and drive on."
- Patton Oswalt
(Related: Art, Music, Dance, Focus, Painting)

"As a governor, I am naturally inclined to focus on the domestic side of protecting the United States."
- Bill Owens
(Related: Focus, states, United)

"Instead of focusing on that circumstances that you cannot change - focus strongly and powerfully on the circumstances that you can."
- Joy Page
(Related: Change, Circumstances, Focus)

"What do I mean by concentration? I mean focusing totally on the business at hand and commanding your body to do exactly what you want it to do."
- Arnold Palmer
(Related: Business, Body, Want)

"We have a pretty tough schedule coming up. We have to stay strong mentally and must focus on getting better."
- Tony Parker
(Related: Focus, Pretty)

"When I put my nose in a glass, it's like tunnel vision. I move into another world, where everything around me is just gone, and every bit of mental energy is focused on that wine."
- Robert M. Parker, Jr.
(Related: Vision, Energy, Wine, World)

"We have drained common sense out of our politics. The more we focus on tactics and games, the more good people check out and give up."
- Deval Patrick
(Related: Politics, People, Common sense, Focus, Games)

"You can't think about how people will perceive you or your character. All you can do is focus on your work. The rest is up to the universe. I've been acting for 16 years. I've done 55 movies and, in all seriousness, there's maybe five that are good and the rest are crap."
- Robert Patrick
(Related: Movies, Work, People, Character, Acting, Focus, Rest, Seriousness, Universe, Will, Years)

"When every physical and mental resources is focused, one's power to solve a problem multiplies tremendously."
- Norman Vincent Peale
(Related: Power)

"When we get involved in the ratings, then we're doing the network's job. We need to focus on our work."
- William Petersen
(Related: Work, Focus, Job, Network)

"Success is focusing the full power of all you are on what you have a burning desire to achieve."
- Wilferd A. Peterson
(Related: Power, Success, Desire)

"We're going to be focusing our science on things that will take us farther and longer into space. For many of those experiments, the crew members are human guinea pigs, which is fine; that's part of my job. I don't mind being a human guinea pig."
- John L. Phillips
(Related: Science, Being, Job, Mind, Space, Will)

"I was going to be a concert pianist, and when I was in high school, my parents were scared to death that I would focus too much on that too soon. And that I'd end up in some sort of dead end, and not fulfilling whatever potential they thought I had."
- David Hyde Pierce
(Related: Death, Thought, End, Focus, Parents, Potential, School)

"I think the most important thing I work on is just my mental approach to every day, my mental approach to the game. How to come in each and every day focused, doing what I want to do, I think that's just the biggest issue."
- Paul Pierce
(Related: Work, Day, Want)

"I want to improve TSA's counterterrorism focus through intelligence and cutting edge technology, support the TSA workforce, and strengthen the agency's relationships with stakeholders and the traveling public. All of these priorities are interconnected and are vital to TSA's mission - and I would say, all of our collective mission."
- John Pistole
(Related: Intelligence, Technology, Focus, Mission, Priorities, Public, Relationships, Support, Traveling, Want)

"John Carpenter created the idea of Halloween, so his vision remains the most focused and intelligently directed of the series. The directors that have followed have kept the original intent of the concept."
- Donald Pleasence
(Related: Idea, Vision)

"By that I mean, I think that it is true that politics and political heroes have to satisfy our need to be greater than mortal in some way, and that's led them into creating illusions, sound bites, focus groups that tell you what to do."
- Sydney Pollack
(Related: Politics, Focus, Heroes, Sound)

"In examining the potential of individuals, we must focus on their strengths and not just their mistakes. We cannot be limited by what they may have spilled in the kitchen."
- William Pollard
(Related: Focus, Kitchen, May, Mistakes, Potential)

"My interpretation of a strong director is someone who knows their story. That's what directors are, they're storytellers because they're directing where your focus is going to be as an audience."
- Dennis Quaid
(Related: Focus)

"I think the Tea Party movement is great. I think anybody who has been frustrated over the last few years with the Republicans and Democrats, when they were trying to grow government and have spending and we weren't focusing on creating jobs and get our private sector growing again, I think that's when people started to wake up."
- Ben Quayle
(Related: Government, People, Democrats, Jobs, Party, Republicans, Tea, Trying, Years)

"When you work on your own life, you are less likely to hyper focus on the imperfections of your husband."
- Martha Quinn
(Related: Work, Life, HusbFocus)

"I came out of the Civil Rights Movement, and I had a different kind of focus than most people who have just the academic background as their primary training experience."
- Bernice Johnson Reagon
(Related: Experience, People, Civil rights, Focus, Training)

"Sometimes we tend to focus more on the personalities and the conflicts, and it really caricatures the issues."
- Mitchell Reiss
(Related: Focus)

"I have kept a steady focus on restoring public faith in our state government since taking office July 1. Now it is time to make even bigger and bolder gains through legislative action."
- Jodi Rell
(Related: Faith, Government, Time, Action, Focus, July, Now, Office, Public, State)

"Are you trying to give me a hint that I should drop it? I can lose the accent; I just have to really focus on what I'm saying. And I have to talk slowly."
- Leah Remini
(Related: Focus, Saying, Talk, Trying)

"I like to stay busy, I like to stay focused, and I like to stay creative. Without being creative I'd be dead."
- Jeremy Renner
(Related: Being)

"We must shift the energy policy debate in America with an increased focus on alternative and renewable fuels and Congress must pass meaningful alternative fuels and incentive programs to help move the U.S. away from dependence on foreign oil."
- Rick Renzi
(Related: Policy, America, Congress, Debate, Dependence, Energy, Focus, Help, Oil)

"I used to shy away from publicity so as not to let it get in the way of the work. But it's part of the job. The tabloids are a whole other arena. If fame happens, it happens. I just want to maintain focus."
- Giovanni Ribisi
(Related: Work, Fame, Focus, Job, Publicity, Want)

"Hopefully people can look at our band and see that we're a heavy rock band. We're definitely not a metal band, but we're a band that focuses on meaningful lyrics and melody."
- Adam Rich
(Related: People)

"The smartest thing we can do to create high-wage jobs and grow our economy is to keep our focus on education."
- Bill Richardson
(Related: Education, Economy, Focus, Jobs)

"The opponents of my budget propose taking $200 million out of our classrooms and instead spending it on a larger school employee pay raise. Our focus should be on making sure our children come first."
- Bob Riley
(Related: Children, First, Focus, Opponents, School)

"For too long, we have focused on our differences - in our politics and backgrounds, in our race and beliefs - rather than cherishing the unity and pride that binds us together."
- Bob Riley
(Related: Politics, Beliefs, Pride, Race, Unity)

"There was a time when meanings were focused and reality could be fixed; when that sort of belief disappeared, things became uncertain and open to interpretation."
- Bridget Riley
(Related: Time, Belief, Open, Reality)

"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)

"Focusing isn't just an optical activity, it is also a mental one."
- Bridget Riley
"One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular."
- Tony Robbins
(Related: Life, Power, People, Focus, Reason, Want)

"Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives."
- Tony Robbins
(Related: People, Idea, Focus)

"Each of us seems to have a main focus, a particular idea of practicality - a concept of 'what we want out of life' against which we judge our experiences."
- Jane Roberts
(Related: Life, Idea, Focus, Practicality, Want)

"When it comes to war, we focus more on the mainstream coverage of the event, rather than the event itself. People dying is never funny. Protest puppets are always funny."
- Mo Rocca
(Related: Funny, War, People, Dying, Focus, Protest)

"To hate is to show you still care, who needs that, focus on what's really important."
- Henry Rollins
(Related: Care, Focus, Hate, Needs)

"Where we're coming down is we currently have $787 billion of stimulus that's been passed. We're certainly focusing on spending that money as quickly and as efficiently and as transparently as we can. We think that's absolutely the right strategy."
- Christina Romer
(Related: Money, Strategy, Right)

"What we're going to do is redouble our efforts on financial regulatory reform, because that has in it sensible things like say on pay, so at least the shareholders are minding the store, sensible things like saying, for heaven's sakes, compensation should be focused on - on long term, so that you don't have rewards for short-term risk-taking."
- Christina Romer
(Related: Financial, Heaven, Reform, Risk, Risk-taking, Saying)

"In my daily work, I work on very large, complex, distributed systems built out of many Python modules and packages. The focus is very similar to what you find, for example, in Java and, in general, in systems programming languages."
- Guido van Rossum
(Related: Work, Example, Focus, Programming)

"The second stream of material that is going to come out of this project is a programming environment and a set of programming tools where we really want to focus again on the needs of the newbie. This environment is going to have to be extremely user-friendly."
- Guido van Rossum
(Related: Environment, Focus, Needs, Programming, Project, Tools, Want)

"Satire is focused bitterness."
- Leo Rosten
(Related: Bitterness, Satire)

"I trained like an animal, but the thing is focus and concentration. When the bell rings it's like when the little red light goes on over the camera. And I can usually nail my lines on the first or second take because I'm right there."
- Mickey Rourke
(Related: First, Focus, Light, Right)

"First, we will focus on the privatization of small and medium sized enterprises, followed by the medium size industry and then we will move on to the heavy industry."
- Ibrahim Rugova
(Related: First, Focus, Will)

"Congress, the press, and the bureaucracy too often focus on how much money or effort is spent, rather than whether the money or effort actually achieves the announced goal."
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Related: Money, Goal, Bureaucracy, Congress, Effort, Focus, Press)

"Most people didn't have the bandwidth to download whole albums. And so it brought back this cherry picking idea that the audience would focus on certain songs and possibly be the impetus behind what eventually got on AM radio: the single or whatever."
- Todd Rundgren
(Related: People, Idea, Focus, Songs)

"And then when I went to stay in '68, I can honestly say that I was not focused on my career and on what it took to be a major league pitcher and to be a starting pitcher."
- Nolan Ryan
(Related: Career)

"To my knowledge, the Department of Homeland Security has focused on detection devices that are large, expensive, use a large amount of energy, and cannot easily be placed in or on a shipping container."
- Jim Ryun
(Related: Knowledge, Energy, Security)

"When I got to match point in the final I was afraid I'd be a little nervous, but I just said, You have to stay focused, just think about what you have to do."
- Gabriela Sabatini
"Unfortunately, the real focus in this country has not been on the rest of the world. It's been on our own issues and our own problems. Fair enough. But it means that our simple hopes that everything will just work out abroad aren't really coming to pass."
- Jeffrey Sachs
(Related: Work, Country, Focus, Problems, Rest, Will, World)

"The Bush Cabinet is quite interesting, there are no flashy people in there. No stars. They all seem quite focused and serious and knowledgeable about the areas to which they have been appointed."
- Morley Safer
(Related: People, Stars)

"Too often in Washington special interests urge us to fight one another just because we belong to different parties. It is time for this to stop and for Washington to focus on what needs to be done."
- Ken Salazar
(Related: Time, Fight, Focus, Needs, Washington)

"Regardless of what people ultimately think about Crazy As Hell, It's not the type of film that, ten minutes after seeing it, you're only focused on what you want to eat."
- Eriq La Salle
(Related: People, Film, Hell, Want)

"The news anchor is exactly that - an anchor, a center, a focus."
- Jessica Savitch
(Related: Focus, News)

"Never refuse an assignment except when there is a conflict of interest, a potential of danger to you or your family, or you hold a strongly biased attitude about the subject under focus."
- Jessica Savitch
(Related: Family, Attitude, Conflict, Danger, Focus, Interest, Potential)

"We must move in our recovery from one addiction to another for two major reasons: first, we have not recognized and treated the underlying addictive process, and second, we have not accurately isolated and focused upon the specific addictions."
- Anne Wilson Schaef
(Related: Addiction, First)

"The uniqueness of the unit was more or less that it was focused on a single individual. It was really the first time the agency had done that sort of effort."
- Michael Scheuer
(Related: Time, Effort, First, Uniqueness)

"You learn at a certain point that you have to focus on the business side of music. After getting ripped off a couple of times, you figure out that you need to get a grip on it."
- Neil Schon
(Related: Business, Music, Focus)

"Some actors need to be rattled and some need to be focused."
- Liev Schreiber
(Related: Actors)

"President Obama is making the tough decisions to get our country going in the right direction, has taken our economy from job losses to 15 straight months of job gains, cut taxes 26 times, and focused like a laser on getting the middle class back on its feet while those campaigning to replace him have failed to show they can lead on these issues."
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz
(Related: Class, Country, Decisions, Direction, Economy, Feet, Job, Middle class, Months, President, Right, Taxes)

"Let me say this, to all of the chattering class that so much focuses on those little tiny, yes, porky amendments - the American people really don't care."
- Charles Schumer
(Related: People, American, Care, Class)

"My colleagues, while it is good that the Nation is finally focused on the critical issue of securing our ports, our rhetoric and our passion about Dubai must be matched by the funding necessary to keep our ports and our citizens safe."
- Allyson Schwartz
(Related: Nation, Passion, Rhetoric)

"I'd started working when I was 21 and had been very determined about my career, very focused, even as a little kid, so it was something I had been working at for a long time."
- Josh Schwartz
(Related: Time, Career)

"Also, the more you're not focused on showbiz and instead focused on life, learning about other people, and keeping your eyes open and trying to be aware of the world."
- Jason Schwartzman
(Related: Life, People, Eyes, Learning, Open, Trying, World)

"My focus never wavered; I never accepted the film was not going to be finished."
- Dougray Scott
(Related: Film, Focus)

"As leaders, we become whole when we see that our focused, singular commitment to making the numbers and the metrics cannot be effective on its own, but only when it is part of the whole picture - only when we see that it takes more than metrics to make up the whole."
- Lance Secretan
(Related: Commitment, Leaders, Numbers)

"They're all focusing on how John Roberts is going to decide Roe v. Wade. That isn't even the right question. I don't even know of a case in the (court) system that addresses it."
- Jay Alan Sekulow
(Related: Question, Right)

"If you want to live a long life, focus on making contributions."
- Hans Selye
(Related: Life, Focus, Want)

"I still play jazz, and I've always got that trumpet very handy, but I'm coming to feel the classical venues are where my main focus is, in the realm of symphonic pops."
- Doc Severinsen
(Related: Focus, Jazz, Play)

"And then as I frequently do, some times I'll peek out from underneath the focusing cloth and just look around the edges of the frame that I'm not seeing, see if there's something that should be adjusted in terms of changing the camera position."
- John Sexton
"I remember being shocked when I came out from under the focusing cloth after a minute or two being submerged within that, at the startling green color of those ferns."
- John Sexton
(Related: Being)

"By focusing once and for all on helping the Palestinians build a free society, I have no doubt that an historic compromise between Israelis and Palestinians can be reached and that peace can prevail."
- Natan Sharansky
(Related: Peace, Society, Compromise, Doubt)

"That the more authoritarian organizations survive and prevail goes generally unnoticed because people focus on the objectives of organizations, which are many and varied, rather than on their structures, which lend to be similar."
- Robert Shea
(Related: People, Focus, Objectives)

"But you can't focus on things that matter if all you've been is asleep for forty years. Funny how sleep rhymes with sheep. You know."
- Charlie Sheen
(Related: Funny, Focus, Sheep, Sleep, Years)

"You have the right to kill me, but you don't have the right to judge me. That's life. There's nobility in that. There's focus. It's genuine. It's crystal and it's pure and it's available to everybody, so just shut your traps and put down your McDonalds, your vaccines, your Us Weekly, your TMZ and the rest of it."
- Charlie Sheen
(Related: Life, Focus, Nobility, Rest, Right)

"And there are so many people in the third world suffering so horribly right now, and we are so focused on ourselves and our culture that a lot of things are showing up in our culture that are making it impossible for us to focus on others. We're so self-focused."
- Martin Sheen
(Related: People, Culture, Focus, Now, Right, Self, Suffering, World)

"Sometimes in this whole Medicare prescription drug debate, we focus on the prescription drug benefit, and I am glad we do because it is the first time we have ever offered real help to seniors, especially the poor, those in need."
- John Shimkus
(Related: Time, Debate, First, Focus, Help, Poor)

"Experience has taught me how important it is to just keep going, focusing on running fast and relaxed. Eventually it passes and the flow returns. It's part of racing."
- Frank Shorter
(Related: Experience, Racing, Running)

"I just want to focus on one thing at a time."
- Josh Silver
(Related: Time, Focus, Want)

"I have the greatest husband. The baby is my main focus right now. We're both so excited. I mean, this is definitely the happiest moment in my life."
- Ashlee Simpson
(Related: Life, HusbBaby, Focus, Now, Right)

"While I recognize the great value and importance of prescription drugs and strongly support a continued U.S. focus on pharmaceutical research and development, our nation's seniors cannot be asked to subsidize the drug costs of other wealthy industrialized nations any longer."
- Michael K. Simpson
(Related: Development, Drugs, Focus, Importance, Nation, Nations, Research, Support, Value)

"You just can't get too focused on worrying about what's going to happen in the next quarter. You have to worry about where the business is headed long-term."
- James Sinegal
(Related: Business, Worry)

"I had to focus and create a character in Bagger Vance, not just do my 'Will Smith' thing and get paid."
- Will Smith
(Related: Character, Focus)

"We're focused on doing the things that make the economy perform well, and as you do that, reduce deficits, for one, very important; secondly, keep growth rates high, very important."
- John W. Snow
(Related: Growth, Economy)

"I went through a period of great rebellion within my family, when I was about 9 or 10. I was mad, I had no focus, had no real interest in anything, and so I started to do things that were just rebellious and stupid."
- Kevin Spacey
(Related: Family, Focus, Interest, Rebellion)

"Focus in on the genre you want to write, and read books in that genre. A LOT of books by a variety of authors. And read with questions in your mind."
- Nicholas Sparks
(Related: Books, Focus, Mind, Questions, Variety, Want)

"I'm more focused and have a greater sense of challenge, because I constantly feel the weight of time."
- Sylvester Stallone
(Related: Time, Challenge, Sense, Weight)

"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 were butterflies, otherwise, you're not really ready to play. The locker room, I remember, was quiet and we were very focused on playing that game."
- John Starks
(Related: Butterflies, Play, Quiet)

"And it was a great experience, you know, to travel the world and compete at a certain level. It teaches you discipline, focus, and certainly keeps you out of trouble."
- Jason Statham
(Related: Travel, Experience, Discipline, Focus, Trouble, World)

"I think being a competitive diver for years helps you focus and dedicate yourself to what's needed."
- Jason Statham
(Related: Being, Focus, Years)

"I sometimes got distracted easily and allowed my mind to wander when I needed to be focused. It's quite subtle, really, and just being aware of it helps."
- Payne Stewart
(Related: Being, Mind)

"International lending banks need to focus on areas where private investment doesn't go, such as infrastructure projects, education and poverty relief."
- Joseph Stiglitz
(Related: Education, Banks, Focus, Investment, Poverty, Projects)

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

"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)

"I wasn't losing my focus but I was getting tired of focusing. What I was focusing on was becoming too routine, too ritual, not something that was interesting, new and exciting."
- Picabo Street
(Related: Focus, Losing, Ritual, Routine)

"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)

"It should consist of short, sharply focused sentences, each of which is a whole scene in itself."
- Theodore Sturgeon
"Any artist that's involved in their work is inevitably going to have a focus in what they do."
- Jock Sturges
(Related: Work, Artist, Focus)

"This is technology that will not go away. And to risk it moving into the hands of a terrorist group like al Qaeda or to other focused enemies of the United States, would have tragic consequences."
- John Sununu
(Related: Technology, Consequences, Enemies, Risk, states, United, Will)

"What happened on September 11 compels us to focus on who we are as Americans, what we stand for, what really matters in our lives - family, friends, faith and freedom."
- Bob Taft
(Related: Faith, Family, Americans, Focus, Freedom, Friends)

"Our focus continues to be on having the Saints in Louisiana... We're trying to develop what we would regard as a new model for the Saints to operate in a rebuilt Louisiana."
- Paul Tagliabue
(Related: Focus, Saints, Trying)

"We wanted to get everyone back focused on the fact we are playing live again. It really does sound great."
- Andy Taylor
(Related: Fact, Sound)

"Most of the games don't let you focus too much on the cheerleaders, but I've been watching these girls."
- Lawrence Taylor
(Related: Focus, Games, Girls)

"I focus on spiritual wealth now, and I'm busier, more enthusiastic, and more joyful than I have ever been."
- John Templeton
(Related: Wealth, Focus, Now, Spiritual)

"It wasn't about the X's and the O's and the strategy; it was more about keeping 12 guys focused and committed to a task. That group dynamic, and then helping them to grow as people and basketball players."
- Isaiah Thomas
(Related: People, Strategy, Basketball)

"But a large symphony orchestra basically is a repertory company and it has a very enormous repertoire and it is important for the performers to be able to know how to shift focus so that they instantly become part of the sound world that a particular repertoire demands."
- Michael Tilson Thomas
(Related: Company, Focus, Sound, World)

"We also have to ask if we focusing on the most important priorities."
- Fred Thompson
(Related: Priorities)

"The U.S. and Israel probably lead the way in terms of venture investment in technologies companies focused on the security paradigm. That is quite encouraging."
- John W. Thompson
(Related: Encouraging, Investment, Israel, Security)

"First, our focus on security is on the infrastructure itself. So it is all about how you protect the network, the device, and the application that is riding on the server."
- John W. Thompson
(Related: First, Focus, Network, Security)

"The well-being and welfare of children should always be our focus."
- Todd Tiahrt
(Related: Children, Focus, Welfare)

"I haven't really focused so much on getting acting work."
- Charlene Tilton
(Related: Work, Acting)

"I have my parents to thank for that, they raised me to be active and play all sports. They taught me the importance of staying healthy, being focused and setting goals in whatever I do."
- Kiana Tom
(Related: Sports, Goals, Being, Importance, Parents, Play)

"The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire not things we fear."
- Brian Tracy
(Related: Success, Fear, Desire, Focus, Key, Mind)

"I try to learn from the past, but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the present. That's were the fun is."
- Donald Trump
(Related: Fun, Future, Past, Present)

"My big focus is China and OPEC and all of these countries that are just absolutely destroying the United States."
- Donald Trump
(Related: Countries, Focus, states, United)

"Numerical quantities focus on expected values, graphical summaries on unexpected values."
- John Tukey
(Related: Values, Focus)

"I think the ability to focus is a thread that runs through so-called successful people. And that's something that can be developed. It can be self-taught."
- Fred L. Turner
(Related: People, Successful, Ability, Focus, Self)

"Acting manifested as the primary focus over the years but now I am stirring the pot once again with my voice."
- Janine Turner
(Related: Acting, Focus, Now, Voice, Years)

"You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus."
- Mark Twain
(Related: Imagination, Eyes, Focus)

"Putting a stamp on things just helps you say, 'Hey, yesterday I was there, and today I'm here.' It's another step forward, and it feels like another turning point and an unleashing of creativity, and now I'm going to start focusing on the show and the production, the fun stuff that comes with it."
- Shania Twain
(Related: Creativity, Fun, Now, Production, Today, Yesterday)

"When I attack a role, be it TV, film or stage, the first thing I say is, I don't want to know anything. If it's good I don't want to hear it; if it's bad I don't want to hear it. The only thing either thing can do is distract me. I like to stay focused."
- Cicely Tyson
(Related: Film, First, Want)

"I had to focus on some personal areas in my life with the little bit of privacy that I have."
- Mario Vazquez
(Related: Life, Focus, Privacy)

"We need to bridge the gap between the medical libraries and the hospital rooms; take the information out there already, add to it, focus it, harness it - and bring it to the patient who was just diagnosed today."
- Bruce Vento
(Related: Medical, Focus, Information, Libraries, Today)

"I discovered that Robert Todd Lincoln was there for each of the first three assassinations. I wanted to write about the Lincoln Memorial, so when I found out he had attended its dedication, that helped focus it further."
- Sarah Vowell
(Related: Dedication, First, Focus)

"We never really felt a real level of respect. The fame was fantastic, but that wasn't that important to me, because for every million people that loved me I focused on the one that hated me."
- Donnie Wahlberg
(Related: People, Fame, Respect)

"All that running around in my underwear put money in my pockets. I can focus on working in interesting movies without having to worry about supporting myself."
- Mark Wahlberg
(Related: Money, Movies, Focus, Running, Worry)

"Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer."
- Denis Waitley
(Related: Focus, Wrong)

"Goals provide the energy source that powers our lives. One of the best ways we can get the most from the energy we have is to focus it. That is what goals can do for us; concentrate our energy."
- Denis Waitley
(Related: Goals, Energy, Focus)

"Courage means to keep working a relationship, to continue seeking solutions to difficult problems, and to stay focused during stressful periods."
- Denis Waitley
(Related: Courage, Problems)

"In the same period, Polish literature also underwent some significant changes. From social-political literature, which had a great tradition and strong motivation to be that way, Polish literature changed its focus to a psychological rather than a social one."
- Andrzej Wajda
(Related: Motivation, Focus, Literature, Tradition)

"With the increasing demand for oil around the world and the rising costs in Oregon and throughout the nation, we must focus on the development of alternate energy sources, especially those that are clean, efficient and renewable."
- Greg Walden
(Related: Development, Energy, Focus, Nation, Oil, World)

"I'm into being a dad, that's where my focus is most of the time. I'm an actor that's my job, but it's not my life. I have a lot of other interests too."
- Paul Walker
(Related: Dad, Life, Time, Actor, Being, Focus, Job)

"I adore the challenge of creating truly modern clothes, where a woman's personality and sense of self are revealed. I want people to see the dress, but focus on the woman."
- Vera Wang
(Related: People, Challenge, Clothes, Dress, Focus, Personality, Self, Sense, Want, Woman)

"It is wise to direct your anger towards problems - not people; to focus your energies on answers - not excuses."
- William Arthur Ward
(Related: Anger, People, Answers, Excuses, Focus, Problems)

"My idea of a good picture is one that's in focus and of a famous person."
- Andy Warhol
(Related: Idea, Famous, Focus)

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

"The pressures having grown up in this business can be really rough. And it is a testament to you that you have remained focused and NOT lost your mind."
- Keenen Ivory Wayans
(Related: Business, Mind)

"My brothers can be a little out of control sometimes and so somebody has to be able to keep them focused."
- Keenen Ivory Wayans
(Related: Control, Brothers)

"I will always desire to play with Bruce Springsteen. He's the most inspirational, most dedicated, most committed and most focused artist I've ever seen. I like to be around people like that."
- Max Weinberg
(Related: Inspirational, People, Artist, Desire, Play, Will)

"At a time when the GOP is playing games with the debt limit, a member of the Supreme Court is refusing to recuse himself from matters he has a financial interest in, and middle class incomes are stagnant, many want to change the subject. I don't. This was a prank, and a silly one. I'm focused on my work."
- Anthony Weiner
(Related: Change, Time, Work, Financial, Class, Court, Debt, Games, Interest, Middle class, Silly, Want)

"My poems were just kind of all over the place. They had no focus, no location, nothing. Kind of a series of images that could have been set anywhere. A lot of the poems were just exercises for myself."
- James Welch
(Related: Focus, Nothing, Poems)

"Cal Ripken is steady, he focuses on his job, and he's a good guy."
- Bradley Whitford
(Related: Job)

"Over the past two years, the House has passed more than 50 measures focused on stimulating the economy and expanding opportunities for American workers. The tax relief provisions in this package have been an important part of our pro-growth agenda."
- Roger Wicker
(Related: American, Economy, Tax, Past, Workers, Years)

"When you're a working actor and you're happy to be one, you can't focus all your energy on acting because you will go crazy. You have to focus as much energy as you can away from yourself."
- Olivia Wilde
(Related: Acting, Actor, Energy, Focus, Will)

"Shoot a few scenes out of focus. I want to win the foreign film award."
- Billy Wilder
(Related: Film, Focus, Want)

"I mean, whose songs don't focus on tragedy and loss?"
- Lucinda Williams
(Related: Focus, Loss, Songs, Tragedy)

"I have visited some places where the differences between black and white are not as profound as they used to be, but I think there is a new form of racism growing in Europe and that is focused on people who are Middle Eastern. I see it."
- Montel Williams
(Related: People, Europe, Racism)

"We can always choose to perceive things differently. You can focus on what's wrong in your life, or you can focus on what's right."
- Marianne Williamson
(Related: Life, Focus, Right, Wrong)

"Between speeches and awards, you can find something to do every other week. It's hard to write. Your focus gets splintered. Once you put one thing in your calendar, that month is gone."
- August Wilson
(Related: Awards, Focus)

"Being black, I'm involved in the reparations movement. It's focused toward the African-American audience. We could begin to heal."
- Cassandra Wilson
(Related: African, Being)

"Singing was the big focus and outlet for me."
- Debra Wilson
(Related: Focus, Singing)

"Moreover, environmental health at the local level has become narrowly focused, very much defined around regulations and the attendant regulatory debates."
- Samuel Wilson
(Related: Environmental, Health)

"Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you."
- Oprah Winfrey
(Related: Power, Energy, Passion)

"However it is debased or misinterpreted, love is a redemptive feature. To focus on one individual so that their desires become superior to yours is a very cleansing experience."
- Jeanette Winterson
(Related: Experience, Love, Focus)

"When it went on the air, the sales department hated it. It was the highest advertising pullout show in the history of NBC. At the early focus groups, people were saying, 'Who are these people? Why should we watch them?"
- Dick Wolf
(Related: History, People, Advertising, Focus, Sales, Saying)

"It is time... to end the long-standing and unproductive methodological debate over 'originalism' versus 'dynamism' or 'evolution' and focus instead on how, as a substantive matter, we should interpret the Constitution in the twenty-first century, and what it has to say on questions unimaginable to our eighteenth-century Framers."
- Diane Wood
(Related: Time, Constitution, Debate, End, Focus, Questions)

"The last show we played, I was straight as a die. It did feel weird not to be hiding behind alcohol or dope, but being focused was... good."
- Ron Wood
(Related: Alcohol, Being)

"We decided to focus on women because no one was singling them out."
- Judy Woodruff
(Related: Women, Focus)

"The major championships have always been a special focus in my career, and as a professional, I think Augusta is where I need to be."
- Tiger Woods
(Related: Career, Focus)

"My main focus is on my game."
- Tiger Woods
(Related: Focus)

"You help families focus on the future through their children."
- Sam Worthington
(Related: Children, Focus, Future, Help)

"I worked with such concentration and focus and I had hundreds of obscure engineering or programming things in my head. I was just real exceptional in that way."
- Steve Wozniak
(Related: Engineering, Focus, Programming)

"When there is a voice in a piece of music, we tend to focus on the voice. That is probably something from when we were babies and we depended on hearing our mother's voice."
- Robert Wyatt
(Related: Music, Mother, Babies, Focus, Hearing, Voice)

"First, we have to find a common vocabulary for energy security. This notion has a radically different meaning for different people. For Americans it is a geopolitical question. For the Europeans right now it is very much focused on the dependence on imported natural gas."
- Daniel Yergin
(Related: People, Americans, Dependence, Energy, First, Meaning, Now, Question, Right, Security, Vocabulary)

"I hadn't focused on mechanics since I signed professionally."
- Barry Zito
"I am what you might call abstractly anti-capitalist. For instance, I am suspicious of the old leftists who focus all their hatred on the United States. What about Chinese neo-colonialism? Why are the left silent about that? When I say this, it annoys them, of course. Good!"
- Slavoj Zizek
(Related: Focus, Hatred, Old, states, United)

"I stopped dating for six months a year ago. Dating requires a lot of energy and focus."
- Daphne Zuniga
(Related: Dating, Energy, Focus, Months)