Quotation Explorer - 'Distract'

One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals. And so when I hear about negative and false attacks, I really don't invest any energy in them, because I know who I am. - Michelle Obama
There are only two things to be done when a general is angry: One is to get behind the furniture and pretend one is not there; the other is to distract his mind. - Mary Roberts Rinehart
We dream of the future, to distract ourselves from the present, in order to forget the past.Heal the past, live in the present and don’t rush to the future. Life is a journey and it will all be over before you know it. - L.J. Vanier
The right relationship won't distract you from God. It will bring you closer to Him. - Jason Evert
Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end. - Henry David Thoreau
Because one of the properties of music is to entertain and to, I don't mean this lightly, distract us from the things that pull us down. Music should be not only a source for political ideas but also a source of hope. - Dave Matthews
Sadly, when a person's possessions distract him from his purpose, he usually ends up losing both. - Orrin Woodward
I don’t need anyone else to distract me from myself anymore, like I always thought I would. - Charlotte Eriksson
So I had nothing to distract me from my books and their other worlds that swallowed me whole, from Narnia to the Wisconsin woods, from a small town in Sweden to the red earth of Prince Edward Island. Nothing and no one interested me as much as my books. - Luisa Weiss
The very essence of leadership is that you have a vision. It's got to be a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion.Whatever you value, be committed to it and let nothing distract you from this goal. The uncommitted life, like Plato's unexamined life, is not worth living. - Theodore M. Hesburgh
Don't let people get the best of you they say what they want but don't let that distract you from accomplishing your goals. - Alcurtis Turner
We all have strategies to distract ourselves from what we cannot bear. Memory, for example, serves such a function. - Paul Park
So many wants distract man from his divine purpose. - Lailah Gifty Akita
I can feel it, logic is trying to distract me but my heart it's screaming it's him. - Nikki Rowe
I'm gonna go put my earplugs in and practice piano for hours until my fingers bleed. I practice the piano with the focus of Helen Keller—and nothing can distract me from the scent of the music.- and Jarod Kintz - Karen Quan
When a person can't find a deep sense of meaning, they distract themselves with pleasure. - Viktor E. Frankl
Future dreams distract you from present nightmares. - Matshona Dhliwayo
The world ridicules a passion which it seldom feels; its scenes, and its interests, distract the mind, deprave the taste, corrupt the heart, and love cannot exist in a heart that has lost the meek dignity of innocence. - Ann Radcliffe
Never let anyone distract your focus from accomplishing great opportunities in your life . - Tawana Beecham
Be so free that nothing more than your future can distract your attention. - Michael Bassey Johnson
We can make detours with our mind but we can't distract the truth from our heart. - Nikki Rowe
When the momentum of mindfulness is well developed, it works like a boomerang; even if we want to distract ourselves, the mind naturally rebounds to a state of awareness. - Joseph Goldstein
A judicious enemy anticipates siege while relishing in peace, therefore, to find such an enemy unprepared you must first distract him with the very thing he is mindful of.
It's not vanity, because if you look weird, it will distract from what your trying to do. If you look as good as you can, people will be able to pay attention to what your actually saying. - Tina Fey
Don't let hollow heroes distract you from saving yourself. - Nikki Rowe
Mirages distract us until we die of thirst. - Marty Rubin
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