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One man with an idea in his head is in danger of being considered a madman: two men with the same idea in common may be foolish, but can hardly be mad; ten men sharing an idea begin to act, a hundred draw attention as fanatics, a thousand and society begins to tremble, a hundred thousand and there is war abroad, and the cause has victories tangible and real; and why only a hundred thousand? Why not a hundred million and peace upon the earth? You and I who agree together, it is we who have to answer that question.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Remember this practical piece of advice: Never come into the theatre with mud on your feet. Leave your dust and dirt outside. Check your little worries, squabbles, petty difficulties with your outside clothing -- all the things that ruin your life and draw your attention away from your art -- at the door.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Talent is nothing but a prolonged period of attention and a shortened period of mental assimilation.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Curiosity is as much the parent of attention, as attention is of memory.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Pay attention to your enemies for they are the first to discover your mistakes.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The best way to forget ones self is to look at the world with attention and love.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Royalty is a government in which the attention of the nation is concentrated on one person doing interesting actions.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is no doubt that God has often brought a certain verse to the attention of one of His children in an unusual and almost miraculous manner, for a special need, but the Word was never intended to be consulted in a superstitious manner.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
You will get good attention and people will be more inclined to listen to you if you can make a statement whereby their response is, No Shit! or at least, No kidding!More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In our own time we have seen domination spread over the social landscape to a point where it is beyond all human control. Compared to this stupendous mobilization of materials, of wealth, of human intellect, of human labor for the single goal of domination, all other recent human achievements pale to almost trivial significance. Our art, science, medicine, literature, music and charitable acts seem like mere droppings from a table on which gory feasts on the spoils of conquest have engaged the attention of a system whose appetite for rule is utterly unrestrained.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Writing novels preserves you in a state of innocence -- a lot passes you by -- simply because your attention is otherwise diverted.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If we had paid no more attention to our plants than we have to our children, we would now be living in a jungle of weed.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If God wants us to do a thing, he should make his wishes sufficiently clear. Sensible people will wait till he has done this before paying much attention to him.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
As I grow older, I pay less attention to what people say. I just watch what they do.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
When you can do the common things in life in a uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Every year of my life I grow more convinced that it is wisest and best to fix our attention on the beautiful and the good, and dwell as little as possible on the evil and the false.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I have three kinds of friends: those who love me, those who pay no attention to me, and those who detest me.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Silence is the great teacher, and to learn its lessons you must pay attention to it. There is no substitute for the creative inspiration, knowledge, and stability that come from knowing how to contact your core of inner silence. The great Sufi poet Rumi wrote, Only let the moving waters calm down, and the sun and moon will be reflected on the surface of your being.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
By concentrating our attention on the effect rather than the causes, we can avoid the laborious, nearly impossible task of trying to detect and deflect the many psychological influences on liking.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The audience only pays attention as long as you know where you are going.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is in Hollywood, as in all cultures in which gambling is the central activity, a lowered sexual energy, an inability to devote more than token attention to the preoccupations of the society outside. The action is everything, more consuming than sex, more immediate than politics; more important always than the acquisition of money, which is never, for the gambler, the true point of the exercise.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The successful person places more attention on doing the right thing rather than doing things right.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Through meditation and by giving full attention to one thing at a time, we can learn to direct attention where we choose.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Each work of art excludes the world, concentrates attention on itself. For the time it is the only thing worth doing --to do just that; be it a sonnet, a statue, a landscape, an outline head of Caesar, or an oration. Presently we return to the sight of another that globes itself into a whole as did the first, for example, a beautiful garden; and nothing seems worth doing in life but laying out a garden.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
One principle reason why men are so often useless is that they divide and shift their attention among a multiplicity of objects and pursuits.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is the sign of a dull mind to dwell upon the cares of the body, to prolong exercise, eating and drinking and other bodily functions. These things are best done by the way; all your attention must be given to the mind.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
All things need watching, working at, caring for and marriage is no exception. Marriage is not something to be treated indifferently, or abused or something that simply takes care of itself. Nothing neglected will remain as it was or is, or will fail to deteriorate. All things need attention care and concern and especially so in this most sensitive of all relationships of life.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I am glad that I paid so little attention to good advice; had I abided by it I might have been saved from some of my most valuable mistakes.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The leader seeks to communicate his vision to his followers. He captures their attention with his optimistic intuition of possible solutions to their needs. He influences them by the dynamism of his faith. He demonstrates confidence that the challenge can be met, the need resolved, the crisis overcome.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No use to shout at them to pay attention. If the situations, the materials, the problems before the child do not interest him, his attention will slip off to what does interest him, and no amount of exhortation of threats will bring it back.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Among well bred people a mutual deference is affected, contempt for others is disguised; authority concealed; attention given to each in his turn; and an easy stream of conversation maintained without vehemence, without interruption, without eagerness for victory, and without any airs of superiority.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No man is much regarded by the rest of the world. He that considers how little he dwells upon the condition of others, will learn how little the attention of others is attracted by himself. While we see multitudes passing before us, of whom perhaps not one appears to deserve our notice or excites our sympathy, we should remember, that we likewise are lost in the same throng, that the eye which happens to glance upon us is turned in a moment on him that follows us, and that the utmost which we can reasonably hope or fear is to fill a vacant hour with prattle, and be forgotten.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In all evils which admits a remedy, impatience should be avoided, because it wastes the time and attention in complaints which, if properly applied, might remove the cause.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Composition is, for the most part, an effort of slow diligence and steady perseverance, to which the mind is dragged by necessity or resolution, and from which the attention is every moment starting to more delightful amusements.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
When we talk about understanding, surely it takes place only when the mind listens completely -- the mind being your heart, your nerves, your ears- when you give your whole attention to it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
That is your trick, your bit of filthy magic: invisibility, and the anaesthetic power to deaden my attention in your direction.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The pretty fellows you speak of, I own entertain me sometimes, but is it impossible to be diverted with what one despises? I can laugh at a puppet show, at the same time I know there is nothing in it worth my attention or regard.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If we can, when we have established individual discipline, arrange the children, sending each one to his own place, in order, trying to make them understand the idea that thus placed they look well, and that it is a good thing to be thus placed in order, that it is a good and pleasing arrangement in the room, this ordered and tranquil adjustment of theirs -- then their remaining in their places, quiet and silent, is the result of a species of lesson, not an imposition. To make them understand the idea, without calling their attention too forcibly to the practice, to have them assimilate a principle of collective order -- that is the important thing.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Pregnant women! They had that weird frisson, an aura of magic that combined awkwardly with an earthy sense of duty. Mundane, because they were nothing unique on the suburban streets; ethereal because their attention was ever somewhere else. Whatever you said was trivial. And they had that preciousness which they imposed wherever they went, compelling attention, constantly reminding you that they carried the future inside, its contours already drawn, but veiled, private, an inner secret.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If I have made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention than to any other talent.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The simple act of playing positive attention to people has a great deal to do with productivity.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The sensitiveness claimed by neurotic is matched by their egotism: they cannot abide the flaunting by others of the sufferings to which they pay an even increasing amount of attention in themselves.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Most new things are not good, and die an early death; but those which push themselves forward and by slow degrees force themselves on the attention of mankind are the unconscious productions of human wisdom, and must have honest consideration, and must not be made the subject of unreasoning prejudice.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is sometimes well for a blatant error to draw attention to overmodest truths.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
All successful employers are stalking men who will do the unusual, men who think, men who attract attention by performing more than is expected of them.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I open with a clock striking, to beget an awful attention in the audience -- it also marks the time, which is four o clock in the morning, and saves a description of the rising sun, and a great deal about gilding the eastern hemisphere.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Promptitude is not only a duty, but is also a part of good manners; it is favorable to fortune, reputation, influence, and usefulness; a little attention and energy will form the habit, so as to make it easy and delightful.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence, a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
All of us could take a lesson from the weather, it pays no attention to criticism.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Equality is the public recognition, effectively expressed in institutions and manners, of the principle that an equal degree of attention is due to the needs of all human beings.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Many great writers have been extraordinarily awkward in daily exchange, but the greatest give the impression that their style was nursed by the closest attention to colloquial speech.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The great attraction of fashion is that it diverted attention from the insoluble problems of beauty and provided an easy way -- which money could buy... to a simply stated, easily reproduced ideal of beauty, however temporary that ideal.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Ace Ventura: [to Lt. Einhorn] Whew... now I feel better. 'Course, that might not do any good you see nobody's missing a porpoise. It's a dolphin that's been taken. The common harbor porpoise has an abrupt snout, pointed teeth and a triangular thoracic fin. While the bottlenose dolphin, or Tursiops truncates, has an elongated beak, round cone shaped teeth and a serrated dorsal appendage. But I'm sure you already knew that. That's what turns me on about 'cha, your attention to detail.More [07/21/2005 12:07:00]
Vlad: I'm an asshole! And I don't know... I just love attention. I'm an attention junkie I guess. Awww... Why do I do shit like that?More [08/23/2005 12:08:00]
My breasts are beautiful, and I gotta tell you, they've gotten a lot of attention for what is relatively short screen time.More [10/23/2005 12:10:00]
I have gotten a lot more attention than...other women that I find incredibly beautiful. And this has happened to me ever since I was a girl, when I was flat, had no teeth, was skinny and small as I could be. I always got more attention than anyone else. If I hadn't, I would have made sure I did...More [11/17/2005 12:11:00]

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