Best 268 of Distraction quotes - MyQuotes

By Anonym 15 Sep

Topsy Gift

Distraction is a killer of dreams, visions and goals

By Anonym 15 Sep

Michael Moore

The majority of Americans, the ones who never elected George W. Bush, are not fooled by his weapons of mass distraction.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mary Ruefle

[On filling out a grant application:] I seek an extended period of time, free from all distractions, so that I might be free to be distracted.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Closing one’s eyes when praying doesn’t increase the odds of the prayer being answered. It merely decreases the odds of being distracted.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Leonard Cohen

Most of our distractions are designed to invite us away from this recognition, which is a good idea.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

At painful times, when composition is impossible and reading is not enough, grammars and dictionaries are excellent for distraction.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Talib Kweli

Skip the religion and politics, head straight to the compassion. Everything else is a distraction.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Adam Hochschild

Work is hard. Distractions are plentiful. And time is short.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Os Guinness

The author explores the result of endless choice. It is not only overload, but a profound loss of unity, solidity, and coherence in life.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Gregory Maguire

This is why you shouldn't fall in love, it blinds you. Love is wicked distraction.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Sherry Turkle

Talking on a landline with no interruptions used to be an everyday thing. Now it's exotic; the jewel in the crown.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Cory Doctorow

the problem with reading off a screen isn’t resolution, eyestrain, or compatibility with reading in the bathtub: it’s that computers are seductive, they tempt us to do other things, making concentrating on a long-form work impractical.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Kofi Annan

Sometimes I walk into a situation and I know somebody is going to provoke me - not maybe, I know he will provoke me - I know he will provoke me! And there are times when I simply refuse to be provoked. And the other times you have to use that superior knowledge to carry on at work without distraction, and don't allow yourself to be distracted.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Helen Mccloy

the old ploy of the powerful: never refuse when you can confuse. Distraction and delay are always better than obstruction.

By Anonym 14 Sep

W. S. Di Piero

Some days, who can stare at swathes of sky, leafage and bad-complected whale-gray streets, tailpipes and smokestacks orating sepia exhaust, or the smaller enthusiasms of pistil and mailbox key, and not weep for the world's darks on lights, lights on darks, how its half-tones stay unchanged in their changings, or how turning wheels and wind-trash and revolving doors weave us into wakefulness or dump us into distraction?

By Anonym 19 Sep

Oli Anderson

There are two types of 'busy': 1) Constantly distracting yourself from what is true. 2) Constantly working to create something real.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Marian Keyes

I should have learned mindfulness, and it’s too late now because it’s no good learning it when you’re already in crisis: you have to start when things are good. But only the very, very oddest would think, Hey, my life is perfect. I know! I’ll sit and waste twenty minutes Observing My Thoughts without Judgement.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Nitya Prakash

Dating without technology would have been so fun back in the day. Having to actually go see someone if you wanted to talk to them, having to ask them out in person, being completely there in the moment without having the distraction of a phone.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Clay Shirky

If someone around you is multitasking, you pick up distraction like second-hand smoke.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Douglas Rushkoff

Previously, leaving the couch and walking up to the television to change the channel might cost more effort than merely enduring the awful advertisement and associated anxiety. But with a remote in hand, the viewer can click a button and move away effortlessly. Add cable television and the ability to change channels without returning the set (not to mention hundreds of channels to watch instead of just three), and the audience's orientation to the program has utterly changed. The child armed with the remote control is no longer watching a television program, but watching television—moving away from anxiety states and into more pleasurable ones. Take note of yourself as you operate a remote control. You don't click the channel button because you are bored, but because you are mad: Someone you don't trust is attempting to make you anxious. You understand that it is an advertiser trying to make you feel bad about your hair (or lack of it), your relationship, or your current SSRI medication, and you click away in anger. Or you simply refuse to be dragged still further into a comedy or drama when the protagonist makes just too many poor decisions. Your tolerance for his complications goes down as your ability to escape becomes increasingly easy. And so today's television viewer moves from show to show, capturing important moments on the fly. Surf away from the science fiction show's long commercial break to catch the end of a basketball game's second quarter, make it over to the first important murder on the cop show, and then back to the science fiction show before the aliens show up.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Hugh Howey

It’s easy to forgo distractions and to not accumulate things when you have a larger goal on the horizon.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Saul Bellow

Hapiness can only be found if you can free yourself of all other distractions.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ellen Glasgow

To drink for pleasure may be a distraction, but to drink from misery is always a danger.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Lemony Snicket

Ellington Feint was a line in my mind running right down the middle of my life, separating the formal training of my childhood and the territory of the rest of my days. She was an axis, and at that moment and for many moments afterward, my entire world revolved around her.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

To some people, employment is a distraction. To all entertainers, distraction is employment.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Joyce Rachelle

Have you ever had a dream so strong it slapped you in the face every time you looked away?

By Anonym 19 Sep

Marcelo Figueras

This is the problem about thinking about something else to take your mind off something. It works for a little while, but in the end you always come back to the thing you were trying not to think about, only now whatever it was is worse.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jen Pollock Michel

Desire, if it is to be trusted, is to be inspired by a holy vocabulary.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Immanuel Kant

The disease of the hypochondriac consists in this: that certain bodily sensations do not so much indicate a really existing disease in the body as rather merely excite apprehensions of its existence: and human nature is so constituted – a trait which the animal lacks – that it is able to strengthen or make permanent local impressions simply by paying attention to them, whereas an abstraction – whether produced on purpose or by other diverting occupations – lessen these impressions, or even effaces them altogether.

By Anonym 15 Sep

C. Wright Mills

The mass production of distraction is now as much a part of the American way of life as the mass production of automobiles.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Kevin Deyoung

The more my brain was fed, the hungrier it became.

By Anonym 16 Sep

David Brainard

Fatigues and hardships serve to wean me more from the earth, and will make heaven sweeter.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Tenzin Palmo

Monastic life cuts off the distractions and emotional entanglements one becomes involved in, in the lay life.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mark Zuckerberg

I’m here to build something for the long-term. Anything else is a distraction.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Fletcher

O woman, perfect woman! what distraction Was meant to mankind when thou wast made a devil!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Becca Fitzpatrick

I'm not the distraction in the room.' 'Oh? And what might be?' -Nora & Patch (PG 242)

By Anonym 16 Sep

Hilary Mantel

If you get stuck, get away from your desk. Take a walk, take a bath, go to sleep, make a pie, draw, listen to ­music, meditate, exercise; whatever you do, don't just stick there scowling at the problem. But don't make telephone calls or go to a party; if you do, other people's words will pour in where your lost words should be. Open a gap for them, create a space. Be patient." [The Guardian, 25 February 2010]

By Anonym 18 Sep

Crystal Woods

Some days are hard on us. Life gets serious and shit sucks. But you're my favorite distraction, attraction and human being. And, I can't wait to love you more tomorrow.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jan Peacock

Fear of repeating oneself, of repeating oneself may be the greatest bugaboo of late capitalist society. The fear has been marketed so effectively that a will to sustain attention on any one thing can be cancelled out easily in favour of the latest distraction.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Justin Vernon

With all the touring and distractions going on, I would get a sound together but I wouldn't have time to work on it. So I sat on the road with the sketches and saw how they revealed themselves emotionally.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Neal Stephenson

You don't want your readers seeing easy connections; it becomes a distraction.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sarada Devi

Don't puzzle the mind with too many inquiries. One finds it difficult to put one single thing into practising, but dares invite distraction by filling the mind with too many things.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Harold Holzer

Feeling its power, one Civil War paper trumpeted that Milton and Homer were for another age but for this one was the New York Herald.

By Anonym 13 Sep

David Chase

Don't get too comfortable. We are here for a certain period of time, and how much of your life are you gonna choose to spend with distractions? How do you make your choices? What is important?

By Anonym 17 Sep

Eli Pariser

More voices means less trust in any given voice.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ottessa Moshfegh

But really, by this point, I think I had resigned myself to fate. No stupid movie would save me.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Rick Perlstein

Increasingly we confused the pursuit of happiness with the pursuit of pleasure.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Marty Rubin

Is daydreaming a distraction from work, or work a distraction from daydreaming?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Douglas Rushkoff

It may be decades until we know what living in a state of constant distraction will do to us.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Hilary Duff

It's hard to stay true to yourself and what you want in life when there are so many distractions and so much craziness going on around you.