We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.
— Hilaire Belloc distraction quote
I have wandered all my life, and I have also traveled; the difference between the two being this, that we wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.
— Hilaire Belloc
America is addicted to wars of distraction.
— Barbara Ehrenreich
Materialism is the only form of distraction from true bliss.
— distraction quotation by Doug Horton
I don't want my body to be a distraction from my talent or my brain.
Clever gimmicks of mass distraction yield a cheap soulcraft of addicted and self-medicated narcissists.
Is everybody in? Is everybody in? Is everybody in? The ceremony is about to begin. The entertainment for this evening is not new, you've seen this entertainment through and through you have seen your birth, your life, your death....you may recall all the rest. Did you have a good world when you died? -enough to base a movie on??
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?
I think nighttime is dark so you can imagine your fears with less distraction.
TV is such a powerful weapon of mass distraction and psychological programming.
Watching movies is my one distraction.
A person who is trained to consider his actions, to undertake them deliberately, is in so far forth disciplined. Add to this ability a power to endure in an intelligently chosen course in the face of distraction, confusion, and difficulty, and you have the essence of discipline.
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.
It is my PRIDE, my damned, native, unconquerable Pride, that plunges me into Distraction. You must know that 19 - 20th 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!
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.
At painful times, when composition is impossible and reading is not enough, grammars and dictionaries are excellent for distraction.
Girls were always my biggest distraction in school.
It should be clear by now that my focus here is not freedom of speech or the press. This freedom is all too often an exaggeration. At the very least, blind references to freedom of speech or the press serve as a distraction from the critical examination of other communications policies.
This sordid affair has become an unacceptable distraction for Representative Weiner, his family, his constituents and the House - and for the good of all, he should step aside and address those things that should be most important - his and his family's well-being.
A stronger focus on quality public policymaking and less distraction of personalities would be a sufficient and important contribution I can make.
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.
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.
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.
Art is the fatal net which catches these strange moments on the wing like mysterious butterflies, fleeing the innocence and distraction of common men.
News is important information that may influence your investments.
Noise is talk or buzz or some headline that prevents you from seeing a story clearly. News is useful. Noise is a distraction. Calling what's noise and news after the fact is easy.
One of the points about distractions is that everything that they do is destabilizing.
The REM and Nirvana successes don't mean much to me except as a potential distraction for bands who want to cash in on the trend. Don't try to sound like someone else. REM and Nirvana don't sound like anyone else.
He was so tenacious he defied the distraction of women by refusing to have them in his presence, just as later in life he denied his blindness by calling for more and more candles.
I had earlier concluded that a war with Iraq would be a distraction from the successful and expeditious completion of our aims in Afghanistan. Now I had come to question whether the White House was telling the truth.
Acclaim is a distraction.
So get rid of the unnecessary obligations, time-wasting distractions, and useless burdens that stand in your way.
Sometimes, I think if you get away from what you're called to do, it's more of a distraction.
The Internet is a big distraction.
Your billion-dollar ideas don't show up in the middle of dramatic distraction.
They show up when you have the business and personal discipline to make space for your creative mind to flourish.
Critics only make you stronger. You have to look at what they are saying as feedback. Sometimes the feedback helps, and other times, it's just noise that can be a distraction.
Skip the religion and politics, head straight to the compassion. Everything else is a distraction.
You can always find a distraction if you're looking for one.