Quotes containing word "attention"

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Sell also: aid, attending, care, tending

Definitions and meanings of word "attention"

• Noun: the process whereby a person concentrates on some features of the environment to the (relative) exclusion of others

• Noun: the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something; examples: "no medical care was required", "the old car needs constant attention"

• Noun: a general interest that leads people to want to know more; example: "She was the center of attention"

• Noun: a courteous act indicating affection; example: "she tried to win his heart with her many attentions"

• Noun: the faculty or power of mental concentration; example: "keeping track of all the details requires your complete attention"

• Noun: a motionless erect stance with arms at the sides and feet together; assumed by military personnel during drill or review; example: "the troops stood at attention"

Featured authors with quotes containing word "attention"

Dave Eggers
5 quotes about attention
American Writer, Editor, Publisher
Born Thursday 8 January 1970
Keith Henson
5 quotes about attention
American Writer, Scientist
Born 1942
Jason Mewes
3 quotes about attention
American Actor
Born Wednesday 12 June 1974
Simone Weil
4 quotes about attention
French Philosopher, Activist
Wednesday 3 February 1909 - Tuesday 24 August 1943
Allen Klein
3 quotes about attention
American Businessman
Friday 18 December 1931 - Saturday 4 July 2009
Sienna Miller
3 quotes about attention
American Critic, Actress, Actor, Designer, Model
Born Monday 28 December 1981
Cynthia Nixon
2 quotes about attention
American Actress, Actor
Born Saturday 9 April 1966
Julie Christie
3 quotes about attention
British Actress, Actor
Born Monday 14 April 1941
Little Richard
3 quotes about attention
American Writer, Artist, Actor, Musician, Songwriter
Monday 5 December 1932 - Saturday 9 May 2020
Edward de Bono
3 quotes about attention
Maltese Psychologist, Author, Inventor, Consultant
Born Friday 19 May 1933
David Bohm
2 quotes about attention
American Physicist, Scientist
Thursday 20 December 1917 - Tuesday 27 October 1992
George Combe
3 quotes about attention
American Writer, Educator, Lawyer
Tuesday 21 October 1788 - Saturday 14 August 1858

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.

Herbert Simon

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I pay attention to the actors and stuff, but not even that much. I don't pay attention to who's writing.

Jason Mewes

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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.

George Gallup

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It shifted attention away from that and I've never been someone who liked the attention from the media anyway.

Steffi Graf

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You have to give the press confrontations. When you give them confrontations, you get attention; when you get attention, you can educate.

Newt Gingrich

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I've found the best way is to not be scared of the attention but to be grateful for it and open to it. It makes my days better rather than being annoyed that people want my attention.

Brandon Routh

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There should be more attention paid to scientific research in the ecology area, and I think that such attention to proper environmental concerns would make the public feel much better about it.

Thomas R. Cech

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Probably all the attention to poetry results in some value, though the attention is more often directed to lesser than to greater values.

A. R. Ammons

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The art of leadership... consists in consolidating the attention of the people against a single adversary and taking care that nothing will split up that attention.

Adolf Hitler

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It'd be disingenuous to say I don't like attention - I'm an actor for God's sake - and it's flattering and all, but attention was never my big goal. I just like to work and have a good time.

Paul Giamatti

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I believe the best service to the child is the service closest to the child, and children who are victims of neglect, abuse, or abandonment must not also be victims of bureaucracy. They deserve our devoted attention, not our divided attention.

Kenny Guinn

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I've been doing this stuff for so long it's the one aspect of my life that I've paid attention to and really sort of not paid attention to the rest of it.

Joan Jett

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I really love to act; I love everything about it. I've never had this addiction to being known. I mean, sure, if you go into acting, there's part of you that is saying, 'I want attention' but I was brought up to work to deserve attention, and it is the work, not the trappings that are important.

Christopher Meloni

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We've all seen the mom who devotes all her time and attention to her child and is so hungry for adult interaction that as soon as she's around another adult, she's not paying attention anymore.

Cynthia Nixon

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Choice of attention - to pay attention to this and ignore that - is to the inner life what choice of action is to the outer. In both cases, a man is responsible for his choice and must accept the consequences, whatever they may be.

W. H. Auden

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Through meditation and by giving full attention to one thing at a time, we can learn to direct attention where we choose.

Eknath Easwaran

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Sometimes if you get 'em too drunk they don't pay no attention to what you're doin' anyways, so you might as well just do old songs. But if you get one that's paying attention, sometimes we'll do some new material.

Merle Haggard

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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.

Jon Hamm

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I think that the use of copyright is going to change dramatically. Part of it is economics. There is just going to be so much content out there - there's a scarcity of attention. Information consumes attention, and there's too much information.

Esther Dyson

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On one level, nothing's really changed in my life. I still drive my daughter in the car pool on Monday. But it's impossible not to be aware of this rush of attention; it's impossible not to be seduced by it once you've entered into it, seduced by being unhappy when the attention wanes.

Michael Tolkin

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