Tell me what you pay attention to and I will tell you who you are.–José Ortega y Gasset (1883 – 1955)
A wealth of information creates a poverty of attention.–Herbert A. Simon (1916 – 2001)
The moment one gives close attention to any thing, even a blade of grass it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.–Henry Miller (1891 – 1980)
History repeats itself. So you might wanna pay attention.–Quavo (b. 1991)
To confine our attention to terrestrial matters would be to limit the human spirit.–Stephen Hawking (1942 – 2018)
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.–Paulo Coelho (b. 1947)
To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work.–Mary Oliver (1935 – 2019)
Marketing is a contest for people’s attention.–Seth Godin
The ego is nothing other than the focus of conscious attention.–Alan Watts (1915 – 1973)
You may not have any extra talent, but maybe you are paying more attention to what you are doing.–Alan Shepard (1923 – 1998)
26 thoughts on “But maybe you are paying more attention…”
Never thought about ‘attention’. These are remarkable quotes. Thanks for sharing, David. 🙂
💖 Terveen 💖
A good selection! The Henry Miller quote spoke to me especially… as I look at the minutia and the microscopic and find entire universes!
🧡💞 Muri 💞🧡
Nice collection of focused quotes. Thanks.
💟 Espie 💟
You have my undivided attention now! 🙂
Excellent choices David! Wide and interesting. You picked up authors from different countries and backgrounds. Bravo! 👌🏻❤
Filipa, in truth, when I pick these quotes, I only pay attention to the quotes themselves – not to who said them. I mean… I would draw the line at quoting people who are evil, but I don’t make selections based upon gender, race, country, etc., etc…. only based upon whether the quotes themselves resonate with me 🙂
You’re so right David! That’s exactly how it should be! ❤🤍🙏🏻
“The ego is nothing other than the focus of conscious attention.” So to conquer Ego is to become unconscious.
Ha! I like your take, Andrew.
Wonderful words of wisdom.
These are all awesome quotes and great advise David, thank you for sharing them. Hugs to you and your sweet family. xoxoxo
❤ Joni ❤ – thank you. I'm so glad you enjoyed these.
Yes I did David they were great. It is wonderful to be back home. Big hugs 🤗
where were you, Joni?
Well we were vaccinated and I also had my booster and my daughter who lives in Kirkland, WA which is about a ten minute drive to Seattle offered to fly us first class and pay to quarantine us in a beautiful hotel. She left flowers and lots of wonderful food so we could stay inside. I have a very thoughtful daughter as I am sure your little one is already. She said, “Mom it has been too long.” We have three beautiful grandchildren that were adopted from Haiti or actually rescued from there. They are the most big hearted gracious children. They have my heart. Then my husband drove to the Desert part of the State called Tri-Cities and picked up his father who is 83. He lost his wife of almost 60 years this past year. So we took him to the Oregon Coast and it was wonderful visiting with him. I can’t imagine being alone after so long. Thank you for asking David. Family is an enormous blessing. ❤️🤗🥰 PS I look forward to reading the story about your little ones fear of death. I think that is actually not that uncommon. I bet she is a precious little thing. You and your sweet family stay safe David. ❤️🤗
Oh my gosh! you quoted one of my favorite authors, Paulo Coelho. Great quotes!
❤ Angela ❤ – I try to get different perspectives (sometimes they even contradict) that speak to me.
That’s exactly the way to go about, I think.
Definitely information overload. (K)
Yeah. That one spoke to me too…