63 Best Quotes about Attention

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We never have business meals at El Bulli. If it's about business, you're probably not paying much attention to the food. - Ferran Adria, Chef

Human mind is tuned to give attention to the things that we love and have a passion for. There is a huge collection of attention quotes that talk about this interesting attribute of our mind. We do not need to strive hard to give attention to anything that falls within the premise of our interest – be it studies, stories, sports, movies, music, our job, or people. This comes to us automatically. But, there are many things that may not interest us, but demand our attention.

We are required to make a conscious effort to pay attention to certain things such as rules and regulations, guidelines and instructions as these are related to law and well-defined procedures. This could be driving on the road, taking examination, performing hazardous or critical job or act to list a few. Several quotes about attention also highlight this scenario which requires our undivided attention in order to avoid any problem or mishap.

In many cases, non-accomplishment of our goals and objectives and occurrence of problems can be attributed to being absent-minded. It pays to stay alert, eager, and have a presence of mind at all times as we are surrounded by uncertainties as well as opportunities.

A man can do a television interview and roll out of bed 15 minutes before; it's just not the same for a woman. A woman has to pay attention to her hair, makeup, clothing, and jewelry choices. - Michele Bachmann, Politician

Choice Quotes, Vision Quotes

We're all posting and clicking and sharing, but we're not devoting enough attention to get anything meaningful from it all. - Shawn Amos, Musician

Sharing Quotes

What's great is that starting a blog can get you lot of attention for your writing. But it doesn't have to be for anybody other than yourself. - Dianna Agron, Actress

Great Quotes


If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice, or representation. - Abigail Adams, American First Lady

Rebellion Quotes

I remember when I was in high school I didn't have a new dress for each special occasion. The girls would bring the fact to my attention, not always too delicately. The boys, however, never bothered with the subject. They were my friends, not because of the size of my wardrobe but because they liked me. - Marilyn Monroe

I know some players like being the centre of attention and I admit that when I first became a player I liked fame, too. But that feeling lasted only for three months. Then I realised what it was really like to be the centre of attention all the time. It isn't all good. - Mario Balotelli

Time Quotes, Fame Quotes, Feeling Quotes

Michael Jackson was the biggest star the world has ever seen - he put so much into everything; a lot of attention to detail. I want to do that. I want to pay that kind of attention to detail in everything - in music, visually - all of that. - Kris Allen , Musician

Music Quotes

At Reliance Foundation schools, we lay special emphasis on value-based education, sports, and overall development of students. That is why the teacher-students ratio is kept at a healthy 1:20 so that all children get proper attention in class. - Nita Ambani, Businesswoman

Children Quotes, Education Quotes, Health Quotes

As long as you enjoy investing, you'll be willing to do the homework and stay in the game. That's why I try to make the show so entertaining, because if you aren't interested, you'll either miss the opportunity to make money in the market or not pay enough attention and end up losing your shirt - Jim Cramer, Businessman

Investing Quotes, Opportunity Quotes, Work Quotes, Money Quotes

I always tell up-and-coming DJs you have to really love what you do and find that interest to drive you. It requires so much attention to detail, and it takes up a lot of your time. You hear a song, and there are so many little pieces that make that song work. It requires a lot of patience, diligence and resilience. - Steve Aoki , Musician

Love Quotes, Time Quotes, Work Quotes, Patience Quotes

We have to start encouraging women to get into math and science early on in life... But to just say TechCrunch is perpetuating the problem because there aren't enough women speakers at our events is just a way to get attention and not solve the problem. So do we want to solve the problem, or do we want to just pick on me? - Michael Arrington , Businessman

Life Quotes, Women Quotes, Science Quotes

At the heart of any successful film is a powerful story. And a story should be just that: a narrative with a beginning, middle, and end, powerful protagonists that audiences can identify with, and a dramatic arc that is able to capture and hold viewers' intellectual and emotional attention. - Julia Bacha, Director

Success Quotes, Beginning Quotes, Emotion Quotes, Heart Quotes, Power Quotes

Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves. - Albert Einstein, German Physicist

Giving Quotes

A teenager usually wants to try to get people to notice him in some way, to feel like someone gives a damn. Me, all that attention, I just wanted to fade into the background. Be invisible. Disappear. - Christian Bale, Actor

I was reasonably interested in mathematics in school. Typically what happens is... when you start playing chess, it takes up a lot of your attention. But about 10 years ago, I found that the Internet is very good to start learning about a lot of subjects. - Viswanathan Anand, Celebrity

Learning Quotes, Mathematics Quotes

I put my career in second place throughout both my marriages and it suffered. I don't regret it. You make choices. If you want a good marriage, you must pay attention to that. If you want to be independent, go ahead. You can't have it all. - Lauren Bacall, Actress

Marriage Quotes, Choice Quotes, Regret Quotes

I don't pay attention to the number of birthdays. It's weird when I say I'm 53. It just is crazy that I'm 53. I think I'm very immature. I feel like a kid. That's why my back goes out all the time, because I completely forget I can't do certain things anymore - like doing the plank for 10 minutes. - Ellen DeGeneres

Birthday Quotes, Time Quotes

I've written in every imaginable location; a repurposed closet, the kitchen table, the bleachers while my kids had basketball practice, the front seat of the car when they were at soccer. In airports. On trains. In the break room when I was supposed to be wolfing down dinner. In the back of classrooms when I was supposed to be paying attention. - Laurie Halse Anderson, Writer

Practice Quotes, Purpose Quotes

Today, our attention is less than the television advertisement. We're looking at six or seven problems constantly. We're living in the disturbed societies of cities. I think modern technology is one of the worst things human beings have invented. - Marina Abramovic, Artist

Technology Quotes, Problems Quotes, Vision Quotes

To leave in search of yourself, of your real needs, is easier when you don't have to justify yourself to anyone, when there are not too many people bestowing you their attention. - Isabelle Adjani, Actress

In Asian languages, the word for 'mind' and the word for 'heart' are same. So if you're not hearing mindfulness in some deep way as heartfulness, you're not really understanding it. Compassion and kindness towards oneself are intrinsically woven into it. You could think of mindfulness as wise and affectionate attention. - Jon Kabat-Zinn

Understanding Quotes, Kindness Quotes, Compassion Quotes, Heart Quotes, Language Quotes, Mind Quotes, Mindfulness Quotes

We cannot know the young child's personality by studying his systems of interest, for his attention is as yet too labile, his reactions impulsive, and interests unformed. From adolescence onward, however, the surest clue to personality is the hierarchy of interests, including the loves and loyalties of adult life. - Gordon W. Allport, Psychologist

Love Quotes, Life Quotes, Action Quotes, Personality Quotes, Studying Quotes

Mindfulness is often spoken of as the heart of Buddhist meditation. It's not about Buddhism, but about paying attention. That's what all meditation is, no matter what tradition or particular technique is used. - Jon Kabat-Zinn

Heart Quotes, Meditation Quotes, Mindfulness Quotes

Such being the nature of mental life, the business of psychology is primarily to describe in detail the various forms which attention or conation assumes upon the different levels of that life. - Samuel Alexander , Philosopher

Life Quotes, Business Quotes, Nature Quotes

Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention. - Jim Rohn

When I was a kid, I never did funny things to get attention. I was never a funny person. I was never, like, 'Oh, wow. I could say this some day on stage.' - Steven Wright , Comedian

God has not made anything that I know of that pays so much attention to who their father and mother is as us. - Bill Cosby, American Comedian

You have to pay a lot of attention to what's important, what's permanent, what's real. - Jim Balsillie

Important Quotes

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

Food Quotes

I think a lot of times we don't pay enough attention to people with a positive attitude because we assume they are naive or stupid or unschooled. - Amy Adams, American Actress

Attitude Quotes, Time Quotes

My father was a lorry driver, very rarely at home. The house was run by my mother, and because there were 10 or so kids, there was no time for individual attention. It was about survival. It was about where the next meal was coming from. - Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje , British Actor

Time Quotes

I've always wanted to be the center of attention. - Maria Conchita Alonso, Actress

I didn't pay as much attention in school as I would have liked to. - Gillian Anderson, Actress

I find something fascinating about the quiet man in the background who has no desire to be the center of attention. - Christian Bale, Actor

Desire Quotes

Despite the increase in world attention toward Sudan in the past months, the genocide in Darfur has continued without any serious attempt by the Sudanese government to do what governments primarily exist to do, protect their citizens. - Tom Allen , Politician

Well, all cricket invites attention. - Nita Ambani, Businesswoman

If two scientists are giving their papers at a symposium, and one of them is just naturally better at talking to the public or talking to a group of people, that scientist is liable to get more attention - in fact, I'm told that they do get more attention - than the one who's a little more stiff about it. Well, that's not good for science. - Alan Alda , American Actor

Giving Quotes, Science Quotes

Whatever position I occupied, it was the result of colleagues - of my comrades in the movement - who had decided in their wisdom to use me for the purpose of focusing the attention of the country and the international community on me. - Nelson Mandela

Wisdom Quotes, Purpose Quotes, Community Quotes

Pray thee, spare, thyself at times: for it becomes a wise man sometimes to relax the high pressure of his attention to work. - Thomas Aquinas , Theologian

Time Quotes, Work Quotes

Although our inattention can contribute to our lack of total well-being, we also have the power to choose positive behaviors and responses. In that choice we change our every experience of life! - Greg Anderson, Author

Life Quotes, Change Quotes, Choice Quotes, Experience Quotes, Power Quotes

A good picture book should have events that are visually arresting - the pictures should call attention to what is happening in the story. - Chris Van Allsburg, Author

Bending over backwards does not bring you the love and attention you crave, but having your own life, your own goals and a backbone will. - Sherry Argov , Writer

Love Quotes, Life Quotes, Goal Quotes

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

Time Quotes, Pain Quotes

I don't like being the center of attention. - Jessica Alba , Actress

Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives: where we focus our attention. - Greg Anderson, Author

Change Quotes, Happiness Quotes

I didn't really seek attention. I just wanted to play the game well and go home. - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Athlete

If a person wants to enjoy attention, he will create situations to get it. - Imtiaz Ali , Director

We can have skills training in mindfulness so that we are using our attention to perceive something in the present moment. This perception is not so latent by fears or projections into the future, or old habits, and then I can actually stir loving-kindness or compassion in skills training too, which can be sort of provocative, I found. - Sharon Salzberg

Skill Quotes, Habit Quotes, Kindness Quotes, Perception Quotes, Compassion Quotes, Fear Quotes, Future Quotes, Mindfulness Quotes

The book salesman should be honored because he brings to our attention, as a rule, the very books we need most and neglect most. - Confucius, Philosopher

Honor Quotes

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

Help Quotes

5 Top quotes about Attention by Noam Chomsky

September 11 shocked many Americans into an awareness that they had better pay much closer attention to what the U.S. government does in the world and how it is perceived. Many issues have been opened for discussion that were not on the agenda before. That's all to the good. - Noam Chomsky

American Quotes, Awareness Quotes

I don't pay a lot of attention to polls. - Noam Chomsky

Unlike Europe, China can't be intimidated. Europe backs down if the United States looks at it the wrong way. But China, they've been there for 3,000 years and are paying no attention to the barbarians and don't see any need to. - Noam Chomsky

If you're worried about the deficit, pay attention to the fact that it's almost all attributable to military spending and the totally dysfunctional health program. - Noam Chomsky

Health Quotes

I do think that Magna Carta and international law are worth paying some attention to. - Noam Chomsky

Law Quotes, Worth Quotes

4 Famous quotes about Attention by Deepak Chopra

Enlightened leadership is spiritual if we understand spirituality not as some kind of religious dogma or ideology but as the domain of awareness where we experience values like truth, goodness, beauty, love and compassion, and also intuition, creativity, insight and focused attention. - Deepak Chopra

Leadership Quotes, Spiritual Quotes, Truth Quotes, Values Quotes, Awareness Quotes, Beauty Quotes, Experience Quotes, Religious Quotes

I think we need the feminine qualities of leadership, which include attention to aesthetics and the environment, nurturing, affection, intuition and the qualities that make people feel safe and cared for. - Deepak Chopra

Leadership Quotes, Intuition Quotes

When I looked at the addictive qualities of video games and how they captivate people's attention, I decided to try the same technology for enhancing well-being. - Deepak Chopra

Technology Quotes

It takes a little bit of mindfulness and a little bit of attention to others to be a good listener, which helps cultivate emotional nurturing and engagement. - Deepak Chopra

Engagement Quotes, Emotion Quotes, Mindfulness Quotes

4 Popular quotes about Attention by Bill Gates

Teaching's hard! You need different skills: positive reinforcement, keeping students from getting bored, commanding their attention in a certain way. - Bill Gates, American Businessman

Skill Quotes

Digital technology has several features that can make it much easier for teachers to pay special attention to all their students. - Bill Gates, American Businessman

Technology Quotes

Considering their impact, you might expect mosquitoes to get more attention than they do. Sharks kill fewer than a dozen people every year, and in the U.S. they get a week dedicated to them on TV every year. - Bill Gates, American Businessman

You have to have a certain realism that government is a pretty blunt instrument, and without the constant attention of highly qualified people with the right metrics, it will fall into not doing things very well. - Bill Gates, American Businessman