You don’t pay attention man/that’s why your money is the size of your attention span.— J Dilla
Impressive Attention Span quotations
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
Do you know why language manifests itself the way it does in my work? It's because I understand short attention spans.
It's not our fault our generation has short attention spans, Dad.
We watch an appalling amount of TV.
Beautiful things don't ask for attention.
I did not succeed in life by intelligence. I succeeded because I have a long attention span.
I love the necessary ambiguity of short stories - there simply isn't time to render every detail, so much of the story that orbits the literal prose must happen in the reader's imagination. Who knows, maybe the dwindling attention spans means a lucrative future for short story writers.
Learning lines is hard for me because I have the attention span of a six year old. That's why being on planes all the time is so useful - I'm forced to learn out of boredom.
You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks.
He has the attention span of a lightning bolt.
I have the attention span of a mosquito from multitasking and all the things that have affected my poor little brain.
I sometimes worry about my short attention span, but not for long.
There is a voice that doesn't use words. Listen.
This is the great luxury of not working: the moment you read a book that has nothing to do with work, you know you're really relaxed. And I have a sh*t attention span. I can't concentrate for more than five minutes.
Land of snap decisions, land of short attention spans, nothing is savored long enough to really understand.
Now in the States if you look at the TV, you see the advertisements, the TV programmes, the pop videos, and the movies, they're all the same style. I think it's very condescending to the audience to assume they only have a three second attention span and so they don't leave anything on the screen for any longer. I don't understand that.
You will have bad times, but they will always wake you up to the stuff you weren't paying attention to.
A friend gave me a drug for attention deficit disorder, because he's afflicted, but I'm not. So what happened to me is I suddenly had an extra-long attention span. People would tell me a story, and it would end, and I'd get all mad. "Come on, man, there has to be more to that story."
Hopefully, at some point, people will at least credit the Republicans with carrying out their oversight responsibilities and with pursuing a principled course of action even in the face of everyone's short-attention spans.
I wanted to remind people that there was a time when music required an attention span.
What I always wanna tell young people now: Pay attention. This isn't gonna happen again.
The richness of Africa, culturally, is vast.
That's the challenge that we have to face, because most of the time, people in the western world, their attention span is really narrow.
Strike while the iron is hot.
I guess I have a short attention span! I'm interested in new worlds, new universes, new challenges.
A wealth of information creates a poverty of attention.
According to USA today, the average length of an attention span of a man in America is 23 minutes.
Attention spans get very weak at the speed of light, and that goes along with a very weak identity.
While I was an addict, I didn't write anything. I didn't have the attention span or the will.
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let thing happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
Our attention span is shot. We've all got Attention Deficit Disorder or ADD or OCD or one of these disorders with three letters because we don't have the time or patience to pronounce the entire disorder. That should be a disorder right there, TBD - Too Busy Disorder.
A fellow with the inventiveness of Albert Einstein but with the attention span of Daffy Duck.
I have a short attention span.
Money and power follow attention. So whoever can get the most attention is the person who takes the most action and sooner or later will get the most results.
I want people to be drawn into the space of the work.
And a lot of people are like me in that they have relatively short attention spans. So I shoot for the window of opportunity.
Radio was, in a way, a very philosophical medium.
You could make an argument on the radio, and people listened to it. Television is already harder because people's attention span becomes shorter with television. Cut to a commercial and all that.
Mid-grade readers don't have short attention spans, they just have low boredom tolerance.
Forget about your life situation and pay attention to your life. Your life situation exists in time. Your life is now. Your life situation is mind-stuff. Your life is real.
I can sketch up a storm, and I'm very involved in how clothes are constructed, but I have a short attention span.
Imagine what our culture would be like if Americans sold ideas, words, and books with the same creativity we use to sell designer jeans, shampoo, and rock stars. Why, we might end up with people whos attention span for the printed word is longer than the time it takes to read a T-shirt.
Americans get mad as hell with reasonable frequency but quickly return to their families and sitcoms.
Listen to positive people and ignore negative ones. People that doubt, judge, and disrespect you are not worth your time and attention.
Being effective at social media, whether for business or personal use, means capturing people who have short attention spans. They're only a click away from a picture of a funny cat, so you have to make your thing more compelling than that cat. And that can be a high bar.
Their scrambled attention spans struck me as a metaphor for the way we get our doses of reality these days.
Plus the public's attention span is so short right now, if a skater doesn't strike while the iron is hot... well it's not like people will forget you, but they just won't care anymore.
I would never have been a good scientist - my attention span was too short for that.
A short attention span makes all of your perceptions and relationships shallow and unsatisfying.