49 Quotes About Attentiveness


If you really want to make a change or difference in your life, look at incorporating some form of attentiveness. Giving your all to a situation will bring you great reward. Here are some amazing quotes about attentiveness that will keep you encouraged.

“And he taught daily in the temple. But the chief priests and the scribes and the chief of the people sought to destroy him, / And could not find what they might do: for all the people were very attentive to hear him.”

“At home we have lost the capacity to see what is before us. Travel shakes us out of our apathy, and we regain an attentiveness that heightens every experience. The exhilaration of travel has many sources, but surely one of them is that we recapture in some measure the unspoiled awareness of children.”

“Attentiveness is the heart of prayer.”

“Attentiveness is the natural prayer of the Soul.”

“Being present, whether with children, with friends, or even with oneself, is hard work. But isn’t this attentiveness – the feeling that someone is trying to think about us – something we want more than praise?”

“Celebration… is self restraint, is attentiveness, is questioning, is meditating, is awaiting, is the step over into the more wakeful glimpse of the wonder.”

“Geniuses are commonly believed to excel other men in their power of sustained attention… But it is their genius making them attentive, not their attention making geniuses of them.”

“Gift the love of your life with undistracted, untelevisioned, unhurried attentiveness.”

“Human life and objects and trees vibrate with mysterious meanings, which can be deciphered like cuneiform writing. There exists a meaning, hidden from day to day, but accessible in moments of greatest attentiveness, in those moments when consciousness loves the world.”

“I think that directing is the ultimate martyred task of filmmaking, that it has nobility to it. It takes three years to make a film, for the most part. I think it requires the attentiveness of a mother hen.”

“If on any given day you don’t cry from rejoicing in the beauty of the world, then you have not lived that day.”

“If you keep the Sabbath, you start to see creation not as somewhere to get away from your ordinary life, but a place to frame an attentiveness to your life.”

“It is extremely difficult to stay alert & attentive instead of getting hypnotized by the constant monolog inside your head.”

“It is important to learn the difference between staying with an experience until it is completed and hanging on, trying to get something more-anything more-from a situation which is either finished or barren.”

“Just as soon as we notice that someone has to force himself to pay attention when dealing and talking with us, we have a valid demonstration that he does not love us or that he does not love us anymore.”

“Just remaining quietly in the presence of God, listening to Him, being attentive to Him, requires a lot of courage and know-how.”

“Keep off your mind from the reward until the work is done; else you may be directed out of focus by the reward’s appeals if it catches your attention!”

“Knowledge dwells in heads replete with thoughts of other men; wisdom in minds attentive to their own.”

“Learning is a result of listening, which in turn leads to even better listening and attentiveness to the other person. In other words, to learn from the child, we must have empathy, and empathy grows as we learn.”

“Lord, hear my voice: let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications.”

“Mindfulness is attentiveness, moment to moment. What’s happening right now and what’s coming up in me in response to what’s happening right now. Importantly, this is in the service of being able to choose wisely so that I avoid complicating my own life and the lives of others.”

“Pay attention to your goals and never let the euphoria of the early success convince you to brag about.”

“People don’t acknowledge loneliness in themselves, and don’t appreciate its benefits, the reflection and attentiveness that come with it, the deepened acquaintance with oneself.”

“People who take you for granted would be mad at those who regard you as something.”

“Perceptibility is a kind of attentiveness.”

“Performing magic in the live show thrills me. Just get me a deck of cards and some attentive audience, and I have made my day and theirs too.”

“So the problem for the poetic artist or the photographer is the common problem of continuous attentiveness, continuous attempts to notice what he is noticing, continuous alertness to catch himself thinking or seeing, devotional attentiveness to the world he’s moving through.”

“Still, there’s that faint glimmer of hope we feel when we sense, in other people, the same kind of attentiveness to life that we take comfort in. Why else would anyone watch Haneke films or read Sebald? The material is grim, but it’s redeemed by the quality of the attention.”

“Study the public behavior of top stars and you can detect a keen attentiveness to brand value.”

“Ten times a day something happens to me like this – some strengthening throb of amazement – some good sweet empathic ping and swell. This is the first, the wildest and the wisest thing I know: that the soul exists and is built entirely out of attentiveness.”

“Thankfully, the nature of pain reminds us of what the ease of pleasure foolishly allows us to forget.”

“That nameless and infinitely delicate aroma of inexpressible tenderness and attentiveness which, in every refined and honorable attachment, is contemporary with the courtship, and precedes the final banns and the rite.”

“The ability to experience bliss requires the gift of attentive awareness, curiosity, and constant learning. We are ultimately the product of what we want – our personal obsessions – and how we think. ”

“The fruit of solitude is increased sensitivity and compassion for others. There comes a new freedom to be with people. There is new attentiveness to their needs, new responsiveness to their hurts.”

“The girl was kind in a special way; when you spoke to her, she seemed to stop thinking of whatever she been thinking and listened to you altogether.”

“The most striking features of the correctly bred German Shepherds are firmness of nerves, attentiveness, unshockability, tractability, watchfulness, reliability and incorruptibility together with courage, fighting tenacity and hardness.”

“The voice incessantly quelled in the chorus of human voices will always be the voice of God. And given a reality of this magnitude, I would be well advised to cease my babbling and encourage those around me to do the same.”

“This day and every other day, listen from within, GOD lives there.”

“This days one must be careful to avoid awakening the pain of another.”

“Time, presence and physical attentiveness are our most basic proxies for something ultimately unprovable: that we are understood.”

“To ‘live’ is to realize that without the journey the destination is nothing more than a task rigorously completed rather than an experience riotously lived.”

“To develop the person inside you is to pay attention and develop life within yourself.”

“To live, pray. To learn, read. To love, give. To listen, pay attention. But to be wise, apply all that you have acquired.”

“To the attentive eye, each moment of the year has its own beauty, and in the same field, it beholds, every hour, a picture which was never seen before, and which shall never be seen again.”

“True beauty is a warm heart, a kind soul, and an attentive ear.”

“Victory brings obliviousness; defeat, attentiveness.”

“We never grow closer to God when we just live life. It takes deliberate pursuit and attentiveness.”

“When we want to talk, we can instead listen, and let our attentiveness to another’s need to speak be our silent statement.”

“You must be in tune with the times and prepared to break with tradition.”

Attention when combined with intent and focus can be a powerful thing.

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