Best 268 of Distraction quotes - MyQuotes
The most obvious drawback of social media is that they are aggressive distractions.
Creating chaos provides excitement for some people, especially those who are uneasy with silence, those who distract themselves from their own problems by focusing outward, those who feel empty inside and need to fill themselves up with activity, and those who were raised in an environment in which harmony and peace were unknown.
California has more distractions, more activities for the kids, more driving.
I can't talk about my childhood at all, because cannot say "I" when I mean "we," and if I say "we" it leads to a conversation about how I have a dead sister, instead of what I want to talk about. I found that out in the summer. So I don't talk about it.
Louisa Thomsen Brits
It must be emphasized that hygge entails commitment to the present moment and a readiness to set distractions aside.
The British Army has a fine tradition of being so distracted by what it is currently up to it stubbornly refuses to look round the corner, let alone into the future.
Jen Pollock Michel
Desire, if it is to be trusted, is to be inspired by a holy vocabulary.
Have you ever had a dream so strong it slapped you in the face every time you looked away?
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.
America is addicted to wars of distraction.
I regarded homework as a form of torture that the teachers would unleash on me.
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 batting a ball back and forth over a net one forgets all one's worries, one even forgets about death.
Don't let the indecision of others distract you.
Solitude is the measure through which you could concentrate on using your time. It is through solitude that you can convert your time into something of value. Solitude is a way of overcoming distraction so that you can convert your time into something of worth.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon
If thou rememberest that thou art going to heaven, thou wilt not sleep on the road. If thou thinkest that hell is behind thee, and the devil pursuing thee, thou wilt not loiter.
Your calling is important, regardless of its status or other people’s opinion
People who are distracted by door money, neglect the production and the audience. Money becomes their god. They sacrifice their reputation in favor of building revenue. Believe me; the former is more difficult to recover if lost.
[Donald] Trump seems to be begging for a fight or is it begging for a distraction?
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.
It's only fiction until it happens.
Robert M. Sapolsky
But often, it's easier to resist temptation with distraction, or to be so inculcated in doing the right thing that it's automatic, outside the frontal cortex's portfolio - Then it isn't the harder thing, it's the only thing you can do.
Energies expended on sideshows, never on the main event. Where the hell was the main event? Was there a main event?
There is an enemy and he is after something in your life and it is the truth. And I fear that we do not take [this] seriously enough. . . If I were your enemy, I would make you numb and distract you from God's story. I would use technology, social media, Netflix, travel, food, wine, comfort. And I wouldn't tempt you with notably bad things or you would get suspicious. I would distract you with everyday comforts that slowly feed you a different story and make you forget God. Then you would dismiss the Spirit's leading in you, loving you and comforting you, then you would love comfort more than surrender, obedience, and the saving of souls.
This is why you shouldn't fall in love, it blinds you. Love is wicked distraction.
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.
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?
I needed something to distract me-anything far away from my parents’ drama-just for a second. And when I saw my chance I didn’t stop to think about how much I’d regret it later. An opportunity sat on the bar stool beside me, and I lunged at it. Literally. I kissed Wesley Rush. One second his hand lay on my shoulder, and his gray eyes rested, for once, on my face, and the next my mouth was on his. My lips were fierce with bottled emotion, and he seemed to tense, his body frozen in shock. That didn’t last very long. An instant later, he returned the aggression, his hands flying to my sides and pulling me toward him. It felt like a battle between our mouths. My hands clawed into his curly hair, tugging it way harder than necessary, and his fingertips dug into my waist. It worked better than punching someone would have. Not only did it help me release the agonizing pressure, but it definitely distracted me. I mean, it’s hard to think about your dad when you’re making out with somebody. And as disturbing as it sounds, Wesley was a really good kisser. He leaned into me, and I tugged at him so hard that he nearly fell off his bar stool. In that moment, we just couldn’t get close enough to each other. Our separate seats seemed like they were miles apart. All of my thoughts vanished, and I became a sort of physical being. Emotions disappeared. Nothing existed but our bodies, and our warring lips were at the center of everything. It was bliss! It was amazing not to think. Nothing! Nothing… until he screwed it up.
Science can give us knowledge, but it cannot give us wisdom. Nor can religion, until it puts aside nonsense and distraction and becomes itself again.
Most people are too busy thinking to notice what's going on right in front of their eyes.
If you can influence the outcome, do the work. If you can't influence the outcome, ignore the possibility. It's merely a distraction.
Michael Bassey Johnson
A person who is another man's slave is better than one who is a slave to lust.
If you see distraction externally, you end up creating an internally distracted state.
Most of our distractions are designed to invite us away from this recognition, which is a good idea.
It is good to love in a moderate degree; to distraction, it is not good; but to love to entire distraction, is the thing that my master's doing.
Once you understand that someone has Tourette and that they can't help their tics, it takes away the distraction. And you can engage your compassion. You feel for them. You embrace them.
Skip the religion and politics, head straight to the compassion. Everything else is a distraction.
The author explores the result of endless choice. It is not only overload, but a profound loss of unity, solidity, and coherence in life.
I needed a distraction. A drink, a good tumble, anything—even this sure-to-be- trouble punk show.
At the end of the day, women are a distraction. Whether you realize it or not.
[Donald] Trump`s pension for distractions is starting to frustrate members of his own party.
To some people, employment is a distraction. To all entertainers, distraction is employment.
Shannon A. Thompson
My insanity begged for a distraction. (Eric)
When distractions are manifold, it's best to remember what you are supposed to be doing.
Our enslavement to distraction inhibits our action.
It is a tragic hour, that hour when we are finally driven to reckon with ourselves, when every avenue of mental distraction has been cut off and our own life and all its ineffaceable failures closes about us like the walls of that old torture chamber of the Inquisition.
Don't search for answers. I felt like I was always searching. Literally -- when I felt depressed I'd wander online, pressing links, looking for something that would make me feel better. I'd surf from friends' photos to strangers' blog posts about how to apply makeup, to the flight message board, to Googling Will for the hundredth time--and feel worse.
Nothing calms an anxious mind like a little mindless entertainment.
I love music and I love acting. I always keep that in the forefront, not all the other distractions around me.
Marilyn Vos Savant
Multi-tasking arises out of distraction itself.