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Attention Seeking Quotes


"I'm not particularly attention-seeking." - Annie Lennox

"It is not attention that the child is seeking, but love." - Sigmund Freud

"All actors are naughty. We're all troublemakers - horrible, attention-seeking children. 'Me, me, look at me!'" - Sienna Guillory

"I'm terribly attention-seeking. It's very different once you get all this attention, though. Because then you want to control it. And you can't exactly." - David Walliams

"God dwells in you, as you, and you don't have to 'do' anything to be God-realized or Self-realized, it is already your true and natural state. Just drop all seeking, turn your attention inward, and sacrifice your ego mind to the One Self radiating in the Heart of your very being. For this to be your own presently lived experience, Self-Inquiry Meditation is a direct and immediate way." - Ramana Maharshi

"It is not a character fault or weakness or seeking attention. It is somebody who is ill." - Jerry Reed

"A woman can be seeking attention and also make a statement.They don't need to be mutually exclusive." - Emily Ratajkowski

"Instead of seeking success we should look for fulfillment. And fulfillment is giving total attention to the process of living." - Satish Kumar

"Friendship demands attention." - Thomas More

"Flirtation: attention without intention." - Max O'Rell

"The fact that 'attention seeking' is still considered a slur says much about the role of women in public life, on every scale." - Laurie Penny

"The fact that "attention seeking" is still considered a slur says much about the role of women in public life, on every scale." - Laurie Penny

"Anyone who is honestly seeking a job and can't find it, deserves the attention of the United States government, and the people." - John F Kennedy

"The love you seek is seeking you at this moment." - Deepak Chopra

"Seeking to know is too often learning to doubt" - Antoinette du Ligier de la Garde Deshoulieres

"I realised when I sang at family parties and Christmases I'd suddenly get everyone's attention, and, being the youngest of three, I thought what a brilliant attention-seeking ploy it was." - Kiki Dee

"There's positive attention and there's negative attention - negative attention is easy, positive attention requires actual hard work." - Zachary Cole Smith

"Your own attention is important, not the attention of others or your attention on others." - Nirmala Srivastava

"Love is not greedy or self-seeking, but pure, faithful and genuinely free, open to others, respectful of their dignity, seeking their good, radiating joy and beauty." - Pope Benedict Xvi

"What you're seeking is seeking you." - Rumi

"Whatever you're seeking-it's seeking You" - Les Brown

"'-mediocre, arrogant as his father, a determined rule-breaker, delighted to find himself famous, attention-seeking and impertinent -' said Severus. 'You see what you expect to see, Severus.' said Dumbledore." - J K Rowling

"All that is necessary to awaken to yourself as the radiant emptiness of spirit is to stop seeking something more or better or different, and to turn your attention inward to the awake silence that you are." - Adyashanti

"All comedians are a bit attention-seeking and I'm no different. Anyone with the audacity to want to be listened to for an hour and a half must be." - Jimmy Carr

"I am the youngest of four children - three boys and one girl. I don't think becoming an actor had anything to do with seeking attention, though. My relationship with my siblings when I was growing up was close and playful." - David Harewood

"The attention is to be kept pure." - Nirmala Srivastava

"After realization, the attention becomes enlightened." - Nirmala Srivastava

"There is ecstasy in paying attention." - Anne Lamott

"Cancer is enough to get my attention." - Charles Grodin

"I never pay any attention to figures." - Eric Idle

"Marketing is a contest for people's attention." - Seth Godin

"I have no inclination to seek attention." - John Scarlett

"I don't pay attention to the ratings." - Martha Plimpton

"Commercials capture your attention, that's all." - Calvin Klein

"A life devoted to seeking pleasure, is a life committed to being discontent." - David Guerrero

"People seeking to live spiritually must be concerned with their social and physical environment." - Sulak Sivaraksa

"People, like water, will run downhill, seeking their lowest level unless something interdicts them." - Cal Thomas

"People believe in God because we are pattern-seeking, storytelling, mythmaking, religious, moral animals." - Michael Shermer

"I find that my cultural conditioning leads me to focus attention on places where I am unlikely to get what I want. I developed NVC as a way to train my attention-to shine the light of consciousness-on places that have the potential to yield what I am seeking." - Marshall B. Rosenberg

"Blanket compassion will shift the distribution decisively towards the manipulative end of the spectrum, and may paradoxically decrease the compassion with which the genuinely despairing are treated: for they are apt to get lost in the great mass of pseudo-distress and manipulation, and often their conduct draws less attention precisely because it is less attention-seeking." - Anthony Daniels

"A recurring dream probably merits close attention. Something wants you to pay attention." - Amy Hardie

"Vision = Focus / Focus = Attention / Attention = Action /Action = Results / Consistent Results = Destiny" - John Spence

"Attention is the key to transformation- and full attention also implies acceptance." - Eckhart Tolle

"Curiosity is as much the parent of attention, as attention is of memory." - Richard Whately

"Parents and leaders should give early help to the blase girl who is often overpainted and underdressed. She is the picture of an unhappy girl whose physical adornments, to her thinking, don't invite adequate attention. Heaven help the girl who gets the kind of attention she is seeking by being overpainted and underdressed! She will rue the day, of course, when she gets the kind of attention her flagrant invitation is giving." - Mark E. Petersen

"Seeking - really seeking - is more than just reading a few verses from the Bible in the morning and trying to be a good person that day. Seeking requires me to sacrifice the things I feel compelled to chase so I can be available to notice God's clear direction. Whatever we chase, like it or not, gains our full attention. Dear Lord, forgive me for all the times I"ve rushed by Your gifts and overlooked Your blessings. Today, I want to pause and really seek You with all I"ve got. I love You, Lord. In Jesus" Name, Amen." - Lysa TerKeurst

"Seeking - really seeking - is more than just reading a few verses from the Bible in the morning and trying to be a good person that day. Seeking requires me to sacrifice the things I feel compelled to chase so I can be available to notice God's clear direction. Whatever we chase, like it or not, gains our full attention. Dear Lord, forgive me for all the times I've rushed by Your gifts and overlooked Your blessings. Today, I want to pause and really seek You with all I've got. I love You, Lord. In Jesus' Name, Amen." - Lysa TerKeurst

"All that you are seeking is also seeking you" - Franz Kafka

"Seeking what is true is not seeking what is desirable." - Albert Camus

"We're all seeking order. We're all seeking control." - Michael Connelly

"What you are seeking is also seeking you." - Rumi

"Spare yourself from seeking love, approval, or appreciation-from anyone. And watch what happens in reality, just for fun." - Byron Katie

"It's our mortality that terrifies us, because what we're really seeking is immortality - that is, after all, a fool's errand." - Roger Caras

"If a player is not interfering with play or seeking to gain an advantage, then he should be." - Bill Shankly

"Men are created different; they lose their social freedom and their individual autonomy in seeking to become like each other." - David Riesman

"The end of wisdom is to dream high enough to lose the dream in the seeking of it." - William Faulkner

"Desire is possibility seeking expression." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Boredom is desire seeking desire." - Leo Tolstoy

"PURPOSE is spirit seeking expression." - Kevin Cashman

"Walk with those seeking truth..." - Deepak Chopra

"Love is giving your kids your undivided attention and time" - Kevin Heath

"That which holds our attention determines our action." - Prince William

"Your attention has to be on your Spirit." - Nirmala Srivastava

"Never pay attention to the rumors and what they assume" - Drake

"He has the attention span of a lightning bolt." - Robert Redford

"The tongues of dying men enforce attention like deep harmony." - William Shakespeare

"Paradoxes are useful to attract attention to ideas." - Mandell Creighton

"Where Attention goes Energy flows; Where Intention goes Energy flows!" - James Redfield

"Forget the pain. Learn to endure. Focus your attention elsewhere." - Marlo Morgan

"People crave attention and appreciation more than they do bread." - Mother Teresa

"Players' attention spans get less and less as they progress." - Mike Krzyzewski

"Rich grandparents get more attention than poor grandparents." - James Cook

"More power to if they can get someone's attention." - Ingrid Newkirk

"When I'm around animals, I don't pay attention to people." - Betty White

"I don't like being the center of attention." - Jessica Alba

"All the attention in the world won't do my dishes." - Ron Finley

"Opera is given so little attention in the national press." - Carlisle Floyd

"The attention one gets from being a poet isn't great." - Nick Flynn

"When nobody is paying attention, anything is possible." - Alan Grayson

"I think in any writing you're paying attention to detail." - Peter Matthiessen

"It is like our foreign policy has attention deficit disorder." - Tim Ryan

"My job gives me the attention I'd otherwise crave." - Jennifer Saunders

"I think I'm a focus for international attention." - Sting

"I've survived inattention. I hope to God I survive attention." - Twyla Tharp

"The constant attention is what is so difficult." - Natalie Wood

"Movies absorb our attention more completely, I think." - Roger Ebert

"The true art of memory is the art of attention." - Samuel Johnson

"Nothing in medicine is so insignificant as to merit attention." - Thomas Sydenham

"I love men and I like to get their attention." - Eartha Kitt

"Sound is a huge influence on peoples' attention." - Walter Murch

"I have enough attention already. More, I don't really need." - Chris Noth

"Deep attention, the cognitive style traditionally associated with the humanities, is characterized by concentrating on a single object for long periods (say, a novel by Dickens), ignoring outside stimuli while so engaged, preferring a single information stream, and having a high tolerance for long focus times. Hyper attention is characterized by switching focus rapidly among different tasks, preferring multiple information streams, seeking a high level of stimulation, and having a low tolerance for boredom." - N. Katherine Hayles

"The 1970s was the decade of liberation, of anger at injustice and demands for recognition and rights. But over time, the demand for specific rights degraded into a generalized sense of entitlement, the demand for specific recognition into a generalized demand for attention and the anger at specific injustice into a generalized feeling of grievance and resentment. The result is a culture of entitlement, attention-seeking and complaint." - Michael Foley

"Attention has to be concentrated upon your Spirit. Then you become the best instrument, your attention very powerful." - Nirmala Srivastava

"Survival lies in sanity, and sanity lies in paying attention...the capacity for delight is the gift of paying attention." - Julia Cameron

"If you want more money, don't pay attention to the money. Pay attention to the thing that makes the money." - Brandon Steiner

"Some people need a huge amount of attention, and they are worthy of that attention, and they're still exhausting." - Ann Patchett

"I pay a lot of attention to whitespace. I pay a lot of attention to the rhythm of words together." - Jacqueline Woodson

"There's a quality we could call vertical attention, which is an attention upward toward ancestors, spiritual states, angels, gods." - Robert Bly

"Flint and its lead contaminated water are now the focus of sustained national attention including political attention." - Rachel Maddow

"It shifted attention away from that and I've never been someone who liked the attention from the media anyway." - Steffi Graf

"It is my dream to create an art which is filled with balance, purity and calmness, freed from a subject matter that is disconcerting or too attention-seeking. In my paintings, I wish to create a spiritual remedy, similar to a comfortable armchair which provides rest from physical expectation for the spiritually working, the businessman as well as the artist." - Henri Matisse

"A genuine relationship is one that is not dominated by the ego with its image-making and self-seeking. In a genuine relationship, there is an outward flow of open, alert attention toward the other person in which there is no wanting whatsoever." - Eckhart Tolle

"Pay attention to the hungry, both in this country and around the world. Pay attention to the poor. Pay attention to our responsibilities for world peace. We are our brother's keeper..." - George Mcgovern

"Attention! Attention! Attention! Thou art aware of the situation!" - Zack Ryder

"The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting; by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth." - Peter Abelard

"The social potential movement is on the threshold of a mass awakening, seeking to carry into society what individuals have learned spiritually and personally." - Barbara Marx Hubbard

"... For Dawkins, evolution is a battle among genes, each seeking to make more copies of itself. Bodies are merely the places where genes aggregate for a time ..." - Stephen Jay Gould

"When a man of forty falls in love with a girl of twenty, it isn't her youth he is seeking but his own." - Lenore Coffee

"They spend more time in analyzing, in collecting materials, and in hard thinking than on prayer, on seeking God's mind, and on waiting for the power from above." - Watchman Nee

"Education should no longer be most imparting of knowledge, but must take a new path, seeking the release of human potentialities." - Maria Montessori

"Every man must form himself as a particular being, seeking, however, to attain that general idea of which all mankind are constituents." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Listening is seeking synchronicity with the speaker." - Michael Rost

"You are that which you are seeking." - Brandon Bays

"an artist is always seeking revelation." - Pearl S Buck

"Seeking revenge: what a lack of foresight." - Natalie Clifford Barney

"Practice the precept: find without seeking" - Robert Bresson

"Spirituality means seeking experience. Not just belief." - Goswami Kriyananda

"Seeking you go astray seeking you go in dreams seeking you go somewhere else and truth is here. Seeking, you go then; and truth is NOW" - Rajneesh

"Make your blade a water-seeking missle" - Christopher Allsopp

"By seeking and blundering we learn." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"What you seek is seeking you." - Rumi

"Patience is seeking help only from Allah." - Dhul-Nun al-Misri

"I was the youngest of the house that I grew up in, so I feel like as the youngest you have it pretty good. At the same time, I guess I required a lot of attention, being afraid of so many different things. So I was never seeking attention; I wanted the opposite. I just knew that when I saw Michael Jackson on the television screen once, it was, like, "That's it! That's what I'm doing for the rest of my life." I never questioned that." - Keiynan Lonsdale

"I think jazz was just seeking respect and validity because a lot of people didn't believe it was a viable art form, and then they got a lot of attention in Europe. A lot of bands that can't catch flies in the US have these followings in Europe, [but] it's less and less the case. American audiences are way more sophisticated and adventurous than anyone thinks that they are." - Andrew Bird

"Since you are "in the market," you need to set standards of what you are seeking in a partner and in a relationship. Dating is not simply a prelude to a committed relationship or marriage. Dating is an opportunity to evaluate whether the person you are dating is a good candidate for you. You need to pay attention to your partner's positive and negative characteristics. Ask yourself whether you could live with this person for the rest of your life." - David Price

"Now, you just watch your attention. Where is it going? Watch yourself. As soon as you'll start watching yourself, your attention, you'll become more identified with your Spirit." - Nirmala Srivastava

"When you think about it, attention-deficit order makes a lot of sense. In this country there isn't a lot worth paying attention to." - George Carlin

"My doctor told me i had Attention Deficit Disorder. He said, 'ADD is a complex disorder, blah, blah, blah,' I didn't pay attention to the rest." - Kyle Dunnigan

"You create attention to attract attention." - Kurt Cobain

"The love and attention you always thought you wanted from someone else is the love and attention you first need to give to yourself." - Bryant H Mcgill

"I need attention. I like the attention." - Bill Foley

"The thought of attention made me want to hide in a closet. I wasn't a kid who liked attention. I liked solitude and I still kind of do." - Daria Werbowy

"Attention is a strange sort of being, anyway, the idea of attention if someone appreciates your work. It's always nice that someone appreciates your work." - Johnny Depp

"If you can command a lot of attention, that's what is valuable, and many in the commercial ecology would like to have a piece of that attention." - Mitch Kapor

"Exposure and attention make a work famous - the more you talk about it, the more attention it gets, the more validity it achieves." - Andy Warhol

"If you are playing King Lear you are the centre of attention anyway. You don't need to draw attention to yourself. It's all laid out for you." - Ian Mckellen

"Seeking happiness, I passed many travelers headed in the opposite direction, seeking happiness." - Robert Breault

"Seeking happiness, I passed many travelers headed in the opposite direction, seeking happiness." - Robert Brault

"Pleasured equally In seeking as in finding, Each detail minding, Old Walt went seeking And finding." - Langston Hughes

"Paying attention to simple little things that most men neglect makes a few men rich." - Henry Ford

"Scarcity of self value cannot be remedied by money, recognition, affection, attention or influence." - Gary Zukav

"The light of the spirit has to come into your attention." - Nirmala Srivastava

"Whatever adventure you are into, whatever you are doing, your attention should be on your spirit." - Nirmala Srivastava

"The key to successful aging pay as little attention to it as possible." - Judith Regan

"If you pay too much attention to your reputation, you could lose your character." - Michael Josephson

"Solitude is the great teacher, and to learn its lessons you must pay attention to it." - Deepak Chopra

"For lack of attention a thousand forms of loveliness elude us every day." - Evelyn Underhill

"The Presidents job, is not to wield power himself, but to lead attention away from it." - Douglas Adams

"If you want to improve your world, then focus your attention on helping others." - John C Maxwell



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