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.

When things haven’t gone well for you, call in a secretary or a staff man and chew him out. You will sleep better and they will appreciate the attention.

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.

An expert is someone who has succeeded in making decisions and judgements simpler through knowing what to pay attention to and what to ignore.

You have to learn the crowd. I just pay attention to them so I can make sure I can make them laugh.

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.

When the punk thing came along and I heard my friends saying, I hate these people with the pins in their ears. I said, Thank God, something got their attention.

Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end.

Don’t pay any attention to what they write about you. Just measure it in inches.

To confine our attention to terrestrial matters would be to limit the human spirit.

While Europe’s eye is fix’d on mighty things,The fate of empires and the fall of kings;While quacks of State must each produce his plan,And even children lisp the Rights of Man;Amid this mighty fuss just let me mention,The Rights of Woman merit some attention.

The book salesman should be honored because he brings to our attention, as a rule, the very books we need most and neglect most.

When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.

Success in life is founded upon attention to the small things rather than to the large things; to the every day things nearest to us rather than to the things that are remote and uncommon.

Being a husband is a whole-time job. That is why so many husbands fail. They can’t give their entire attention to it.

No man is lonely eating spaghetti; it requires so much attention.

All that attention to the perfect lighting, the perfect this, the perfect that, I find terribly annoying.

I believe we are going to move into a situation where the more effective conferences will be smaller, more specialized, more focused, with occasional large gatherings to get the attention of the larger world.

I think the one lesson I have learned is that there is no substitute for paying attention.