A multitude of books distracts the mind.
— Socrates distraction quote
We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.
— Hilaire Belloc
But it is impossible to replace a person one has loved with distractions.
— Roald Dahl
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.
— distraction quotation by Hilaire Belloc
The simple rhythms of nature are calling you.
Let them wash away the clutter and distractions from your false life. The false world is full of illusions and misery. Open yourself to the natural and become a human again.
The great corrupter of public man is the ego.
...Looking at the mirror distracts one's attention from the problem.
It's true that I tend to daydream. I'm the same person in business as I am in music: I can be distracted and absentminded. It's my style.
All winning teams are goal-oriented. Teams like these win consistently because everyone connected with them concentrates on specific objectives. They go about their business with blinders on; nothing will distract them from achieving their aims.
Materialism is the only form of distraction from true bliss.
Don't be distracted by criticism. Remember the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you.
I used to do Facebook but you get a little too wrapped up in that stuff.
Its more distracting than anything so I don't any more. I left it behind. I detoxed!
The great corrupter of public man is the ego.
Looking at the mirror distracts one's attention from the problem.
Evil is whatever distracts.
I don't want my body to be a distraction from my talent or my brain.
Never neglect details. When everyone's mind is dulled or distracted the leader must be doubly vigilant.
The more you let yourself be distracted from where you are going, the more you are the person that you are. It's not so much like getting lost as it is like getting found.
Clever gimmicks of mass distraction yield a cheap soulcraft of addicted and self-medicated narcissists.
I haven't ever really relied on relationships with guys.
They come around and it's cool, but it's never been a big thing. I guess I've just been really distracted by work.
You can't be distracted by the noise of misinformation.
Winning teams have the least amount of distractions.
They have a really tight group of people working towards the same common goal.
Despite all these obstacles and bad security situation, I have the energy and the resolve to train, but my head is full of ideas and it distracts me, and I need to focus.
I find it so easy to get distracted - I try not to do more than one thing at any one time.
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.
I'm more of a visual person, but I think that reading's extremely important.
But I'm very easily distracted. It takes certain books to really grab you in.
TV is such a powerful weapon of mass distraction and psychological programming.
Watching movies is my one distraction.
Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end, We are in great haste to construct a magnetic telegraph from Maine to Texas; but Maine and Texas, it may be, have nothing important to communicate.
Though the practice of chivalry fell even more sadly short of its theoretic standard than practice generally falls below theory, it remains one of the most precious monuments of the moral history of our race, as a remarkable instance of a concerted and organized attempt by a most disorganized and distracted society, to raise up and carry into practice a moral ideal greatly in advance of its social condition and institutions; so much so as to have been completely frustrated in the main object, yet never entirely inefficacious, and which has left a most sensible, and for the most part a highly valuable impress on the ideas and feelings of all subsequent times.
Production and consumption are the nipples of modern society.
Thus suckled, humanity grows in strength and beauty; rising standard of living, all modern conveniences, distractions of all kinds, culture for all, the comfort of your dreams.
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.
When the mind has a tendency to dream, it is a mistake to keep dreams away from it, to ration its dreams. So long as you distract your mind from its dreams, it will not know them for what they are; you will always be being taken in by the appearance of things, because you will not have grasped their true nature. If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less but to dream more, to dream all the time. One must have a thorough understanding of one