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The moment one gives close attention to any thing, even a blade of grass it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.

The music and everything we're doing on the stage and on television backs itself up. If that's what gets people's curiosity going or brings their attention to us, that's fine.

The nation did not begin to realize the extraordinary possibilities of the vast Western territory until its attention was thus suddenly and definitely concentrated on the Pacific by the annual addition of over fifty million dollars to the circulating medium.

The obsession with suicide is characteristic of the man who can neither live nor die, and whose attention never swerves from this double impossibility.

The police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full time attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence.

The power of applying attention, steady and undissipated, to a single object, is the sure mark of a superior genius.

The preparations for my new voyage prevented the possiblity of my paying that attention to the correction of my errors, that I should otherwise have done.

The problem... is that most members of Congress don't pay attention to what's going on.

The relationship of the toastmaster to the speaker should be the same as that of the fan to the fan dancer. It should call attention to the subject without making any particular effort to cover it.

The simple act of paying attention can take you a long way.

The state of our state needs serious attention.

The studies indicate that focusing our attention on someone else, takes our mind off of our own problems. We stay healthier and thereby live longer.

The things journalists should pay attention to are the issues the political leadership agrees on, rather than to their supposed antagonisms.

The trouble with organizing a thing is that pretty soon folks get to paying more attention to the organization than to what they're organized for.

The true art of memory is the art of attention.

The writer should never be ashamed of staring. There is nothing that does not require his attention.

Then there is the further question of what is the relationship of thinking to reality. As careful attention shows, thought itself is in an actual process of movement.

There are few things more dreadful than dealing with a man who knows he is going under, in his own eyes, and in the eyes of others. Nothing can help that man. What is left of that man flees from what is left of human attention.

There can be no settlement of a great cause without discussion, and people will not discuss a cause until their attention is drawn to it.

There have been times when I have deliberately tried to take my life... I think I must have been crying for some attention.


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