Quotes of Distraction

“ I think it was a great moment for America to have two ladies on the podium. ”

- Sarah Hughes

“ I think it can be a distraction to the player being recruited and the team, if it's something the team is not used to,... Around Loomis, little old Loomis, it's a little crazy. ”

- Ben Chandler

“ Photography is my one recreation and I think it should be done well. ”

- Lewis Carroll

“ When all the distractions and diversions have been made, at the end of it all we're about one mighty task, and that's vindicating the rule of law,... Therefore, it's very important that we don't get sidetracked by attempts to cut deals or cry wolf about partisanship, but keep our eye on the ball. ”

- Henry Hyde

“ The sound shivers through the walls, through the table, through the window frame, and into my finger. These distraction-oholics. These focus-ophobics. Old George Orwell got it backward. Big Brother isn't watching. He's singing and dancing. He's pulling rabbits out of a hat… ”

- Chuck Palahniuk

“ I don't want my body to be a distraction from my talent or my brain. ”

- Shania Twain

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

- Saul Bellow

“ Never did I think that I became family entertainment. ”

- Jimmy Buffet

“ You can always find a distraction if you're looking for one. ”

- Tom Kite

“ Every step you make there's just more and more distractions. There's just more things that can go wrong and do go wrong. It's just mental toughness. ”

- Ricky Williams

“ A am a great friend of public amusements, they keep people from vice. ”

- Samuel Johnson

“ Life would be tolerable but for its amusements. ”

- George Bernard Shaw

“ Instead of frittering away your vibrancy with worry or distraction, realize your mind and body are inextricably united. What calms and tones up one, soothes and improves the other. ”

- Marsha Sinetar

“ The Internet is just bringing all kinds of information into the home. There's just a lot of distraction, a lot of competition for the parent's voice to resonate in the children's ears. ”

- Phil McGraw

“ I think the best thing I can do is to be a distraction. A husband lives and breathes his work all day long. If he comes home to more table thumping, how can the poor man ever relax? ”

- Jackie Kennedy

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

- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

“ America is addicted to wars of distraction. ”

- Barbara Ehrenreich

“ Materialism is the only form of distraction from true bliss. ”

- Doug Horton

“ Hard work's a good distraction. ”

- Scott Westerfeld

“ I think it can be fun to be single and date-like when you don't want a relationship. Or when you've just gotten out of a relationship, and, after get over the initial shock, your thinking, Hey, it's kind of cool being single. ”

- Breckin Meyer

“ In the greatest confusion there is still an open channel to the soul. It may be difficult to find because by midlife it is overgrown, and some of the wildest thickets that surround it grow out of what we describe as education. But the channel is always there, and it is our business to keep it open, to have access to the deepest part of ourselves — to that part of us which is conscious of a higher consciousness, by means of which we make final judgements and put everything together… ”

- Saul Bellow

“ Discourtesy does not spring merely from one bad quality, but from several — from foolish vanity, from ignorance of what is due to others, from indolence, from stupidity, from distraction of thought, from contempt of others, from jealousy. ”

- Jean de la Bruyere

“ I think there's always a call for people who are bucking the norm. But I don't expect it to happen now because I think that more than ever the entertainment industry is trying to serve as a distraction, to keep people from thinking too hard. ”

- Guy Picciotto

“ You will encounter many distractions and many temptations to put your goal aside: The security of a job, a wife who wants kids, whatever. But if you hang in there, always following your vision, I have no doubt you will succeed. ”

- Larry Flynt

“ The bosses of our mass media, press, radio, film and television, succeed in their aim of taking our minds off disaster. Thus, the distraction they offer demands the antidote of maximum concentration on disaster. ”

- Ernst Fischer

“ Production and consumption are the nipples of modern society. Thus suckled, humanity grows in strength and beauty; rising standard of living, all modern conveniences, distractions of all kinds, culture for all, the comfort of your dreams. ”

- Raoul Vaneigem

“ Physical pleasure is a sensual experience no different from pure seeing or the pure sensation with which a fine fruit fills the tongue; it is a great unending experience, which is given us, a knowing of the world, the fullness and the glory of all knowing… ”

- Rainer Maria Rilke

“ It is my PRIDE, my damned, native, unconquerable Pride, that plunges me into Distraction. You must know that 19 — 20ths of my Composition is Pride. I must either live a Slave, a Servant; to have no Will of my own, no Sentiments of my own which I may freely declare as such; — or DIE — perplexing alternative! ”

- Thomas Chatterton

“ It is better to make a piece of music than to perform one, better to perform one than to listen to one, better to listen to one than to misuse it as a means of distraction, entertainment, or acquisition of "culture.". ”

- John Cage

“ Alas! While the speculative honourable professor explains the entire existence has he in distraction forgotten his own name, that he is a man, purely and simply a man, not a fantastic 3 8 of a paragraph. ”

- Soren Kierkegaard
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