Attention Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old attention quotes, attention sayings, and attention proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Pay attention to your enemies, for they are the first to discover your mistakes.     


I really pay attention to the bass in the music I listen to, and that's what I tend to write toward.     

Dustin Diamond

Whatever you focus your attention on will become important to you even if it's unimportant.     

Sonya Parker

The successful person places more attention on doing the right thing rather than doing things right.     

Peter F. Drucker

You have to pay attention to details to have success in the playoffs. You can't take anyone lightly.     

Nicklas Lidstrom

Somewhere within you is a huge supply of happiness, always there, patiently waiting for you to reach out and grab it. It's yours for the asking. And you ask by giving it your attention.     

Elle Sommer

Attention is a precious commodity.     

Brian Solis

The constant attention is what is so difficult.     

Natalie Wood

The more attention you pay an enemy, the stronger you make him. Be attentive, but don't be paranoiac.     

Paulo Coelho

The best way to get anybody's attention is dinner. I have good kitchen skills and good grocery shopping skills.     

Al Roker

Attention is a limited resource, so pay attention to where you pay attention.     

Howard Rheingold

The quality of one's life depends on the quality of attention. Whatever you pay attention to will grow more important in your life.     

Deepak Chopra

Attention is like a narrow mouthed vessel; pour into it what you have to say cautiously, and, as it were, drop by drop.     

Joseph Joubert

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 McGillns

Attention is psychic energy, and like physical energy, unless we allocate some part of it to the task at hand, no work gets done.     

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

The greatest gift you can give another is the purity of your attention.     

Richard Moss

The capacity to give one's attention to a sufferer is a very rare and difficult thing; it is almost a miracle; it is a miracle. Nearly all those who think they have the capacity do not possess it.     

Simone Weil

Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus.     

Alexander Graham Bell

Pay attention to your body. Is this the only place where they should live.     

Jim Rohn

The ability to focus attention on important things is a defining characteristic of intelligence.     

Robert J. Shiller

Pay less attention to what you HEAR about someone, and more to what you LEARN about you make the EFFORT.     

Og Mandino

The more attention you give to your loved ones, the less affection you recieve from them.     

Michael Bassey Johnson

Success in life is founded upon attention to the small things rather than to the large things; to the every day things nearest to us rather than to the things that are remote and uncommon.     

Booker T. Washington

All that attention to the perfect lighting, the perfect this, the perfect that, I find terribly annoying.     

Meryl Streep

Attention to detail is of utmost importance when you want to look good.     

Carolina Herrera

When our attention is on the present, our life is constantly renewed.     

Deepak Chopra

Keep your attention focused entirely on what is truly your own concern, and be clear that what belongs to others is their business and none of yours.     


As you attention is divided the opportunity for error increases exponentially.     


Attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager. Stay eager.     

Susan Sontag

Once one pays some attention to something, then you begin to see evidence of it everywhere.     

Tom Robbins

Concentrated attention is the collection of units of power on a chosen point of intention.     

James Arthur Ray

Our attention should be concentrated on God, instead of on what we wear.     

Sunday Adelaja

I just pay attention to what's in my head. That's my number-one rule.     

Andrew Bird

Attention is the intention to live without reservation in the here-and-now.     

Timothy Miller

I hold my course with focused attention and relentless commitment, as I weather the storms of life.     

Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Give your fullest attention to whatever the moment presents.     

Eckhart Tolle

Pay attention to the beauty surrounding you.     

Anne Lamott

It's the inward attention that takes you into the depth of the mind.     

Roshan Sharma

Even when the attention focused on me is positive, I am uncomfortable being looked at by a lot of people - it's just not my natural state of being.     

Susan Cain

Attention pays attention to a lot of things, but when attention pays attention to attention, then there is a stillness, and that stillness introduces you to your self.     


Attention without feeling-is only a report.     

Mary Oliver

The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention.... A loving silence often has far more power to heal and to connect than the most well-intentioned words.     

Rachel Naomi Remen

The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us the less taste we shall have for the destruction of our race. Wonder and humility are wholesome emotions, and they do not exist side by side with a lust for destruction.     

Rachel Carson

A little attention, a pat on the head, and a kind word every now and then is all your dog asks.     

Louis Sabin

Attention is the ability we have to discriminate and to focus only on that which we want to perceive.     

Miguel Angel Ruiz

There are good ways and bad ways to get my attention. Whacking on my ego with a crowbar will get my attention, sure, but it's not going to leave me well disposed to the messenger.     

Charles Stross

Attention to health is life's greatest hindrance.     


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.     

Leonardo da Vinci

Be aware of your breathing. Notice how this takes attention away from your thinking and creates space.     

Eckhart Tolle