Quotation Explorer - 'Distraction'

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
For success, focus has utmost importance, but distraction is disastrous. - Debasish Mridha
My circumstances of unrelieved responsibility and permanent distraction necessitated the short story form. - Raymond Carver
Lots of people say that everything that we possess, experience and want; like books, music, films and holidays are all just a big distraction from death. But I think differently. I think it’s the exact order and presence of these trivial things that make life worthwhile and bearable. - Frieda Robson
If we let ourselves, we shall always be waiting for some distraction or other to end before we can really get down to our work. The only people who achieve much are those who want knowledge so badly that they seek it while the conditions are still unfavorable. Favorable conditions never come. - C.S. Lewis
Hard work's a good distraction. - Scott Westerfeld
Our world needs more time to wonder and reflect but there is too much fast paced constant distraction. Mister Rogers. - Amy Hollingsworth
I can't blame modern technology for my predilection for distraction, not after all the hours I've spent watching lost balloons disappear into the clouds. I did it before the Internet, and I'll do it after the apocalypse, assuming we still have helium and weak-gripped children. - Colson Whitehead
His scent engulfed me - fresh night air and evergreen. I buried my face in the hollow beneath his jaw as he shoved his Light into me- a terrible force of the sort I'd never imagined, hungry for distraction, intoxicating to the point of addiction. - Jocelyn Adams
Love is a sentiment precipitated by an illusionary excitement which seldom fades away leaving the victims in utter hope and distraction to love and be loved in return - Moywaywa
Life is brutal that way... the loss of irrecoverable moments amid trivia and distraction. - Dan Simmons
Isn't it obvious in in today's world from people's preoccupation with self-medication, drug and alcohol use, rationalization and avoidance distraction that the truth doesn't just hurt, it's extremely painful. - James Turner
To move from here to there, sometimes there is a need to suspend the present realities; they can be a distraction. - Bidemi Mark-Mordi
When the distraction of the tongue is removed, the heart listens. - Theodore Dreiser
A kind soul knows impoliteness is just preoccupied with distraction. - Mike Dolan
Magic = Chess, Chess is with strategy, doing moves which people think that they are random, but they aren't random. They are part of the strategy. The same is in the magic. However, the magic, have the ability to distraction! - Deyth Banger
Distraction wastes our energy, concentration restores it. - Sharon Salzberg
Thinking is good for your mind, but too much thinking leads to distraction. - Ehabib
Fashion is a distraction! - Cyc Jouzy
Distraction serves evil more than any other mental state. - Stefan Molyneux
The mass production of distraction is now as much a part of the American way of life as the mass production of automobiles. - C. Wright Mills
A fine dress on a homely maiden is never enough of a distraction. It can convey a sense of wealth and its accompanying attractions, but it can never truly compensate for a plain face. - Laura Moncur
Twitter is a serious writing distraction. As are grapefruits. The two have nothing else in common. - Richelle E. Goodrich
The internet can be many things, of course. Too often it's a cesspool of distraction, a place we indulge in the modern sport of snark and schandenfrende, building the case for our own bigotries, where we mock and thereby dismiss the suggering of others. - Strayed, Cheryl
Distraction is reading written word and when I seek to make distraction I write the words I wish to be enveloped in. - Anastasia Bolinder
Examine your heart and put away any distraction so you can worship God freely. - Jim George
Ignorance is one of the best defense available. Distraction is a remedy. - Maulik Doshi
Religion is a distraction from true education. - Richard Dawkins
One of the major destruction of man is distraction - Steven Chuks Nwaokeke
Those who are actively seeking enlightenment will not find it because the act of looking for it is the distraction from it. - Enza Vita
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