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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.

Tags: Real, Yourself  ✍ Author: Isabelle Adjani

In a country of such recent civilization as ours, whose almost limitless treasures of material wealth invite the risks of capital and the industry of labor, it is but natural that material interests should absorb the attention of the people to a degree elsewhere unknown.

Tags: Almost, Country  ✍ Author: Felix Adler

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

Tags: Business, Food  ✍ Author: Ferran Adria

I honestly didn't expect this much attention, but it just keeps happening so I must be doing something right.

Tags: Expect, Happening  ✍ Author: Freddy Adu

People generally let me be me. People are aware that I'm not someone particularly begging for attention. They hold back a bit with me.

Tags: Hold, Someone  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

I'm uneasy with fame so I do my best to avoid places that will bring me more attention.

Tags: Best, Bring  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

When you make a commitment to a relationship, you invest your attention and energy in it more profoundly because you now experience ownership of that relationship.

Tags: Energy, Experience  ✍ Author: Woody Allen

I have always had this view about the modern education system: we pay attention to brain development, but the development of warmheartedness we take for granted.

Tags: Brain, Education  ✍ Author: Dalai Lama

There were scenes that just for length purposes, and knowing that the attention span of kids is not great, don't make it much longer than about 90 minutes.

Tags: Great, Kids  ✍ Author: John Badham

The interparliamentary conference should, in my opinion, direct its particular attention to the preparation of the next Hague Conference, the diplomatic conference, the conference of governments.

Tags: Next, Opinion  ✍ Author: Fredrik Bajer

If anyone would have been paying serious attention to my puppet shows, I would have been sent to therapy very young.

Tags: Serious, Young  ✍ Author: Bob Balaban

I don't go out, so I don't get attention from girls. They're not going to have posters of me on their walls. I just try to get on with my life.

Tags: Life, Try  ✍ Author: Gareth Bale

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

Tags: Pay, Real  ✍ Author: Mario Balotelli

I pay attention to how I look but I don't let it go too far.

Tags: Far, Pay  ✍ Author: Colbie Caillat

Even when the attention focused on me is positive, I am uncomfortable being looked at by a lot of people - it's just not my natural state of being.

Tags: Positive, State  ✍ Author: Jonathan Cain

The capacity for delight is the gift of paying attention.

Tags: Capacity, Gift  ✍ Author: Julia Margaret Cameron

I'm not a big fan of CGI. I'm not a fan at all, unless they use it in a way that doesn't call attention to itself.

Tags: Big, Call  ✍ Author: Billy Campbell

I think my kids give mommy more attention than they give me.

Tags: Give, Kids  ✍ Author: Nick Cannon

I'm not one of those people that goes into details of my personal life on national TV to get attention. Some things are better left unsaid.

Tags: Life, Personal  ✍ Author: Joyce Carey

When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.

Tags: History, Life  ✍ Author: George Washington Carver

When you can do the common things of life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.

Tags: Common, Life  ✍ Author: George Washington Carver

You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one. Each day is a different one, each day brings a miracle of its own. It's just a matter of paying attention to this miracle.

Tags: Become, Matter  ✍ Author: Paulo Coelho
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The book salesman should be honored because he brings to our attention, as a rule, the very books we need most and neglect most.

Tags: Book, Books  ✍ Author: Paulo Coelho

If it didn't happen in your life before, then you're not paying attention you don't think it's possible. But almost all important events never happen in your life before.

Tags: Happen, Life  ✍ Author: Salvador Dali

But I've always attracted attention, it's true, ever since I was very young.

Tags: True, Young  ✍ Author: Beatrice Dalle

I think we have the attention span of a gnat. You know, with cell phones and Twitter.

Tags: Cell, Phones  ✍ Author: Jeff Daniels

One of the more noble things the Oscars can do is pay attention to movies no one knows about. Blockbusters don't need much help.

Tags: Help, Movies  ✍ Author: Jeff Daniels

The state of our state needs serious attention.

Tags: Serious, State  ✍ Author: Mitch Daniels

Something's going to happen that's going to make us all pay attention at the type of sentences some people are serving and the conditions in which they are served.

Tags: Happen, Pay  ✍ Author: Christopher Darden

I also want to draw attention to the responsibilities that people have to live up to their election promises and to live up to the votes that were cast by the people of Wales, in the General Election, in the expectation that we would deliver this promise.

Tags: Election, Promise  ✍ Author: Ron Davies

My first encounter with the ocean was on the Jersey Shore when I was three years old and I got knocked over by a wave. The ocean certainly got my attention! It wasn't frightening, it was more exhilarating.

Tags: Old, Three  ✍ Author: Sylvia Earle

Movies absorb our attention more completely, I think.

Tags: Absorb, Movies  ✍ Author: Roger Ebert

I have always had a need for attention but didn't plan to be a comic.

Tags: Comic, Plan  ✍ Author: Billy Eckstine

It comes down to a question of attention: it's difficult to use the Net distractedly, unlike the television or the radio.

Tags: Difficult, Question  ✍ Author: Umberto Eco

She claimed she loved the camera, its warmth, its familiarity. She responded to its naked glare, its slavish attention to every expression of her face and body, with the kind of immediacy a trusted lover could expect.

Tags: Her, She  ✍ Author: Al Edwards

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

Tags: Less, Point  ✍ Author: Kim Edwards

It's weird, but I don't feel like think I deserve any of the attention. There's really nothing but one audition for a Disney Channel movie that separates me from 2,000 other brown-haired, blue-eyed guys in L.A., you know?

Tags: Movie, Weird  ✍ Author: Zac Efron

In a world full of competing emergencies and disasters, it really helps if there is an international locomotive that can help us bring attention - help us bring resources.

Tags: Full, Help  ✍ Author: Jan Egeland

You know, it's been proven that 35 to 40 hours a year with one-on-one attention, a student can get one grade level higher.

Tags: Student, Year  ✍ Author: Dave Eggers

And what we were trying to offer every day was one-on-one attention. The goal was to have a one-to-one ratio with every one of these students.

Tags: Goal, Trying  ✍ Author: Dave Eggers

I don't pay any attention to what the 'Baltimore Sun' editorial page says about anything.

Tags: Pay, Sun  ✍ Author: Bob Ehrlich

We're one of the most highly regulated industries, and we have to pay attention to what government is doing.

Tags: Government, Pay  ✍ Author: Paul R. Ehrlich

I love the attention but I don't like too much of it.

Tags: Love  ✍ Author: Eminem

When a show has gotten as much attention as this one, everyone wants to join in with something to say.

Tags: Everyone, Show  ✍ Author: Edie Falco

I just really don't like being the center of attention that much. It's kind of ironic.

Tags: Center, Ironic  ✍ Author: Jimmy Fallon

There's a crazy amount of goodwill, and I don't know where it came from, and I don't understand, but the more I pay attention to it, the more it's going to sting when it flips, so I think I'm almost subconsciously cultivating this naivety to it all.

Tags: Crazy, Understand  ✍ Author: Feist

I don't want to have a song like 'My Humps' and it be sagging down, so I pay attention to that area. A lot.

Tags: Pay, Song  ✍ Author: Rio Ferdinand

The artist finds, that the more he can confine his attention to a particular part of any work, his productions are the more perfect, and grow under his hands in the greater quantities.

Tags: Perfect, Work  ✍ Author: Adam Ferguson

The brain's calculations do not require our conscious effort, only our attention and our openness to let the information through. Although the brain absorbs universes of information, little is admitted into normal consciousness.

Tags: Brain, Effort  ✍ Author: Ma Ferguson

I still feel there are much smarter self-promoters out there than me. I am very methodical about my messaging, and I know how to gain attention very quickly.

Tags: Gain, Smarter  ✍ Author: Tim Ferriss

I still feel there are much smarter self-promoters out there than me. I am very methodical about my messaging, and I know how to gain attention very quickly. David Blaine is an example of someone who's better at self-promoting than me. He is much better than I am.

Tags: Example, Someone  ✍ Author: Timothy Ferriss

Humor is richly rewarding to the person who employs it. It has some value in gaining and holding attention, but it has no persuasive value at all.

Tags: Humor, Value  ✍ Author: John Kenneth Galbraith

Polling is merely an instrument for gauging public opinion. When a president or any other leader pays attention to poll results, he is, in effect, paying attention to the views of the people. Any other interpretation is nonsense.

Tags: Leader, Opinion  ✍ Author: George Gallup

Unfortunately, the greatest photographers don't pay extreme attention to the clothes. If they decide to put a dress in a bathtub or in front of a cow in the countryside with dirt everywhere, well, the dresses come back... ready to be put in the garbage.

Tags: Greatest, Put  ✍ Author: Valentino Garavani

In our show you have to pay attention and know what happened before. I think it's very intelligent entertainment. It makes demands of viewers that a lot of shows don't.

Tags: Makes, Show  ✍ Author: Victor Garber

There have been times when I have deliberately tried to take my life... I think I must have been crying for some attention.

Tags: Life, Times  ✍ Author: Judy Garland

Tell me to what you pay attention and I will tell you who you are.

Tags: Brainy, Tell  ✍ Author: Jose Ortega y Gasset

Don't pay any attention to the critics - don't even ignore them.

Tags: Ignore, Pay  ✍ Author: Samuel Goldwyn

What I'm very upset about is the attempt to dictate to museums what they show, and the statements made by politicians in Washington that have curtailed the freedom of the National Endowment for the Arts. The attention to those issues is deflected by the spin of my supposedly having trivialized the Holocaust.

Tags: Freedom, Show  ✍ Author: Hans Haacke

As a teacher you are more or less obliged to pay the same amount of attention to everything. That can wear you down.

Tags: Less, Teacher  ✍ Author: Marilyn Hacker

I used to have the most visceral response to having my photo taken. I felt like instantly bursting into tears and running out of the room. I hated all the attention, which is such a stupid thing for an actor to say.

Tags: Stupid, Used  ✍ Author: Rebecca Hall

In the power of fixing the attention lies the most precious of the intellectual habits.

Tags: Lies, Power  ✍ Author: Robert Hall

Of all the species of literary composition, perhaps biography is the most delightful. The attention concentrated on one individual gives a unity to the materials of which it is composed, which is wanting in general history.

Tags: History, Individual  ✍ Author: Robert Hall

Being, belief and reason are pure relations, which cannot be dealt with absolutely, and are not things but pure scholastic concepts, signs for understanding, not for worshipping, aids to awaken our attention, not to fetter it.

Tags: Cannot, Reason  ✍ Author: Johann Georg Hamann

Have you ever observed that we pay much more attention to a wise passage when it is quoted than when we read it in the original author?

Tags: Read, Wise  ✍ Author: Philip Gilbert Hamerton

Certainly, historically, there has been more attention given in the international media to Indian English-language writers than to Pakistani English-language writers. But that, in my opinion, was justified by the sheer number of excellent writers coming from India and the Indian diaspora.

Tags: Excellent, Opinion  ✍ Author: Philip Gilbert Hamerton

I like conventions. I like meeting and greeting. I'm perched on that edge where I'm getting more attention than I quite know what to do with, though.

Tags: Getting, Though  ✍ Author: Laurell K. Hamilton

So much of our attention is trained on the Middle East these days, but we cannot ignore East Asia.

Tags: Cannot, Ignore  ✍ Author: Lee H. Hamilton

Anytime you get an audience that's paying attention, you enjoy it more.

Tags: Audience, Enjoy  ✍ Author: Natasha Hamilton

It's definitely nerve-racking to be the center of attention. I'm not the kind of an actor that just craves attention 24-7 - but it's part of the deal. You're the leader on the set.

Tags: Actor, Leader  ✍ Author: Jon Hamm

Constant attention by a good nurse may be just as important as a major operation by a surgeon.

Tags: Good, May  ✍ Author: Dag Hammarskjold

When exercising, be sure to focus your attention on what you are doing.

Tags: Focus, Sure  ✍ Author: Lee Haney

To confine our attention to terrestrial matters would be to limit the human spirit.

Tags: Human, Spirit  ✍ Author: Stephen Hawking

In the successful organization, no detail is too small to escape close attention.

Tags: Small, Successful  ✍ Author: Lou Holtz

I love attention.

Tags: Love  ✍ Author: Marc Jacobs

I never ever paid attention to any election.

Tags: Election, Paid  ✍ Author: Young Jeezy

You know, my main reaction to this money thing is that it's humorous, all the attention to it, because it's hardly the most insightful or valuable thing that's happened to me.

Tags: Happened, Money  ✍ Author: Steve Jobs

When things haven't gone well for you, call in a secretary or a staff man and chew him out. You will sleep better and they will appreciate the attention.

Tags: Him, Sleep  ✍ Author: Lyndon B. Johnson

The true art of memory is the art of attention.

Tags: Art, True  ✍ Author: Samuel Johnson

In 1960 I published a book that attempted to direct attention to the possibility of a thermonuclear war, to ways of reducing the likelihood of such a war, and to methods for coping with the consequences should war occur despite our efforts to avoid it.

Tags: Book, War  ✍ Author: Herman Kahn

So your emotional state really has a lot to do with what you're thinking about and what you're paying attention to.

Tags: Emotional, Thinking  ✍ Author: Daniel Kahneman

I am interested in imperfections, quirkiness, insanity, unpredictability. That's what we really pay attention to anyway. We don't talk about planes flying; we talk about them crashing.

Tags: Insanity, Talk  ✍ Author: Tibor Kalman

I was always really shy so I'd never try to get a guy's attention.

Tags: Guy, Try  ✍ Author: Kim Kardashian

I had 16 other prisons that I needed to pay attention to, and we did. And I had 3,400 soldiers who were depending on me to take care of them, and I did.

Tags: Care, Soldiers  ✍ Author: Janis Karpinski

Childhood was terrifying for me. A kid has no control. You're three feet tall, flat broke, unemployed, and illiterate. Terror snaps you awake. You pay keen attention. People can just pick you up and move you and put you down.

Tags: Control, Put  ✍ Author: Mary Karr

Age about 30, I stopped looking up my books in bookstores. Paying attention to the marketplace isn't a healthy thing for me.

Tags: Age, Looking  ✍ Author: Mary Karr

What celebrities are useful for is bringing attention to the public and making them more aware. They can be unbelievably effective.

Tags: Making, Public  ✍ Author: Diane Keaton

Let us come to the philosophers, whose authority is of greater weight, and their judgment more to be relied on, because they are believed to have paid attention, not to matters of fiction, but to the investigation of the truth.

Tags: Matters, Truth  ✍ Author: Christian Lacroix

I've been extremely lucky to be a part of these really great shows that have gotten so much attention.

Tags: Great, Lucky  ✍ Author: Eric Ladin

Human behavior in the midst of hardship caught my attention very early on, and my first stories were all pictures, no words.

Tags: Human, Words  ✍ Author: Charles Lamb

Right now it seems like the girls are drawing more attention to country music.

Tags: Country, Music  ✍ Author: Johann Heinrich Lambert

These days cry out, as never before, for us to pay attention, so we can move through them and get our joy and pride back.

Tags: Joy, Pride  ✍ Author: Anne Lamott

Pay attention to the beauty surrounding you.

Tags: Beauty, Pay  ✍ Author: Anne Lamott

I think there was a sense that the impact was being lost because the audience was so familiar with the form. You combine that with people's attention spans, which are clearly conditioned to be shorter now, and there's a need to vary the paradigm.

Tags: Lost, Sense  ✍ Author: Jim Lampley

We're both accustomed to being the center of attention. We're both accustomed to being spoiled by the people around us. And we don't expect to have to compete with somebody for all of that.

Tags: Both, Expect  ✍ Author: Jim Lampley

Boy, you gotta be real sick to get this much attention.

Tags: Real, Sick  ✍ Author: Michael Landon

I have just enough attention to feel glamorous and important.

Tags: Enough, Glamorous  ✍ Author: Diane Lane

I've never been interested in the event when I'm the center of attention.

Tags: Event, Interested  ✍ Author: Helmut Lang

They cannot count on the press and they cannot count on Congressional committees to bring the problems of the scientific community to their own attention, or to police the scientific community.

Tags: Cannot, Problems  ✍ Author: K. D. Lang

If you are lucky enough to be successful, you get drawn further in and you stop paying attention to the stuff that matters.

Tags: Enough, Successful  ✍ Author: David Macaulay
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