39 Quotes About Distractions


There are many mysteries to our life and how our brain processes the many cognitive tasks. These quotes about distractions offer the perfect perspective on why we seek for changes and breaks in our life.

“You’ve got to develop mental strength. And you develop mental strength with the will. The will is the mental faculty that gives you the ability to hold one idea under the screen of your mind to the exclusion of all outside distractions.”

“Your life does matter. It always matters whether you reach out in friendship or lash out in anger. It always matters whether you live with compassion and awareness or whether you succumb to distractions and trivia.”

“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.”

“You can always find a distraction if you’re looking for one.”

“Work is hard. Distractions are plentiful. And time is short.”

“When there are thoughts, it is distraction: when there are no thoughts, it is meditation.”

“We are creating and encouraging a culture of distraction where we are increasingly disconnected from the people and events around us, and increasingly unable to engage in long-form thinking. People now feel anxious when their brains are unstimulated.”

“This is why you shouldn’t fall in love, it blinds you. Love is wicked distraction.”

“The safest road to hell is the gradual one – the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.”

“The moment of drifting into thought has been so clipped by modern technology. Our lives are filled with distraction with smartphones and all the rest. People are so locked into not being present.”

“The life of the arts is far from an interruption, a distraction, in the life of a nation, is close to the center of a nation’s purpose-and is a test of the quality of a nations’ civilization.”

“The greatest threat to the state is not faction but distraction.”

“The function, the very serious function of racism, is distraction. It keeps you from doing your work. It keeps you explaining, over and over again, your reason for being.”

“Successful people maintain a positive focus in life no matter what is going on around them.”

“Skip the religion and politics, head straight to the compassion. Everything else is a distraction.”

“People in general attach too much importance to words. They are under the illusion that talking effects great results. As a matter of fact, words are, as a rule, the shallowest portion of all the argument.”

“People don’t want their lives fixed. Nobody wants their problems solved. Their dramas. Their distractions. Their stories resolved. Their messed cleaned up.”

“One way to boost our will power and focus is to manage our distractions instead of letting them manage us.”

“One of the points about distractions is that everything that they do is destabilizing.”

“Multi-tasking arises out of distraction itself.”

“Meditation is not passive sitting in silence. It is sitting in awareness, free from distraction, and realizing the clear understanding that arises from concentration.”

“Materialism is the only form of distraction from true bliss.”

“Let us imagine, for example, that a mother is still in such a state of consciousness that she has forgotten the rest of the world while discovering her baby; suddenly somebody appears with two clamps and a pair of scissors in order to cut the cord.”

“I’ve trained all my life not to be distracted by distractions.”

“In regard to propaganda the early advocates of universal literacy and a free press envisaged only two possibilities: the propaganda might be true, or the propaganda might be false.”

“In our age of increasing distractions it’s more important than ever to find ways to maintain perspective and remember that life is brief and tender.”

“If you have never had any distractions you don’t know how to pray.”

“I know that campaigns can seem small, and even silly. Trivial things become big distractions. Serious issues become sound bites. And the truth gets buried under an avalanche of money and advertising.”

“I don’t want my body to be a distraction from my talent or my brain.”

“I don’t think you go to a play to forget, or to a movie to be distracted. I think life generally is a distraction and that going to a movie is a way to get back, not go away.”

“Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind and spirit. When one is free from physical disabilities and mental distractions, the gates of the soul open.”

“Happiness can only be found if you can free yourself of all other distractions.”

“Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember ~ the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you.”

“Distracted from distraction by distraction.”

“Creation is in part merely the business of forgoing the great and small distractions.”

“Clever gimmicks of mass distraction yield a cheap soulcraft of addicted and self-medicated narcissists.”

“By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination.”

“An addiction to distraction is the end of your creative production.”

“A gladiator’s first distraction is his last.”

Dealing with distractions in life will work against your ability to keep your focus and commitment.

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