Top 285 Pay Attention Quotes

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I think a lot of us think we’ve failed when we’ve put the weight back on, but when this happens. you have to pay attention because you can actually learn something. You didn’t fail. You just need to stay conscious and know where you went wrong and try again.

You learn a lot more from the lows because it makes you pay attention to what you’re doing.

When you work with people you aspire to be like, you pay attention to them.

I don’t pay attention to the media. You guys can say whatever you want. At the end of the day, at the end of the season, if we’re doing well, you guys are going to be there.

It’s mind-blowing that I have to pay attention to every little detail. But it’s my name. It’s TanaCon. And if anything bad happens, bad security or whatever, it’s on me. So, I’ve been putting my heart and soul into making this the best that I can.

We don’t really try to pay attention to the score, we just try to play to win.

Fans are always asking me where I get my ideas from. The answer is that I’m very curious, and I get inspiration from everywhere. I read the newspapers voraciously, so I know what’s going on in real crime. I pay attention to the strange stories people tell me, and I also read a lot of scientific and forensic journals.

Pay attention to not only what you’re saying or doing but who you’re saying and doing it with.

It takes a little bit more mentally to figure out what I need to do to be most effective. The game is ever evolving. So you have to constantly pay attention to the change because you don’t want to be left behind.

My thing was play as hard as you can, don’t be stupid, pay attention to details, and have enough guts in the clutch that you’re not afraid to make a play. Some things I thought were important for a young man to know.

I really pay attention to makeup artists and what they do with me.

I encourage everyone to pay attention to the issues that matter to you, from jobs and the economy, to education and our schools, to criminal justice reform. Whatever it is that you care about, make sure you use your voice.

Two Chainz
If you want to be a writer, write a little bit every day. Pay attention to the world around you. Stories are hiding, waiting everywhere. You just have to open your eyes and your heart.

Being a lifeguard was boring. Bo-ring. It was an indoor pool and it’s so hot and humid in there. All you can do is sit there – you can’t have music on because you need to pay attention and not be distracted. So you’re just sat there, you’re looking at people swim up and down, up and down. That was so boring.

No use to shout at them to pay attention. If the situations, the materials, the problems before the child do not interest him, his attention will slip off to what does interest him, and no amount of exhortation of threats will bring it back.

John Holt
I was amazed by how much you have to think about as a director. As an actor, you don’t have to think about much at all, as it turns out. It’s very easy. And then when you step into the director’s role, there’s this whole universe of stuff that you have to pay attention to that’s amazing to me.

These days cry out, as never before, for us to pay attention, so we can move through them and get our joy and pride back.

In Montreal, I kept thinking, ‘Pay attention: this is the Olympics! It only happens once every four years!’

In order to stay ahead of the young talent, you have to pay attention. You have to see what young talents are doing, and I see what a lot of young talents are doing.

For me, it seems to help me take the pressure off if I don’t pay attention to what other people are telling me.

Missy Franklin
Being in the public eye, I have certainly gone through the tabloid situation where they come out with stories that are not true. I don’t read or pay attention to it.

We all consume Netflix and other streaming services in different ways. Sometimes, it’s a movie you’re really going to focus on; other times, it’s background noise to something else, where you won’t really pay attention.

I went back to the notion of story, which is always a good thing to have if you’re trying to get people to pay attention to a book and pick up information along the way.

David Macaulay
If a person can be said to have the wrong attitude, there is no need to pay attention to his arguments.

I’m not strict on my calorie count; I just pay attention to my body.

I have ADD. I can’t pay attention to one thing too long.

Pay attention to them kids, don’t let your feelings be hurt because they taking your place. They supposed to. But if you wanna stay around with them, you ain’t got to copy ’em. Just get the ones that’s real young, too young to even be copying yet, because you know they gonna be the next thing.

Lesson number one: Pay attention to the intrusion of the camera.

The haters out there, I don’t really pay attention to them, because I feel like I’m doing the best I can, and I just don’t want that negativity into my heart and into my mind.

You have to have really wide reading habits and pay attention to the news and just everything that’s going on in the world: you need to. If you get this right, then the writing is a piece of cake.

Calling gender violence a women‘s issue is part of the problem. It gives a lot of men an excuse not to pay attention.

Pay attention to those employees who respectfully ask why. They are demonstrating an interest in their jobs and exhibiting a curiosity that could eventually translate into leadership ability.

All one needs to do is read – books, magazines, research the Internet – and pay attention to the influencers in their lives to discover the myriad people of strong moral character who have and still are making positive, meaningful contributions and differences in our world.

Usually I try not to pay attention to the charts, because I don’t want to be like, ‘Damn, I came in at Number 237.’

You have to learn the crowd. I just pay attention to them so I can make sure I can make them laugh.

Choice of attention – to pay attention to this and ignore that – is to the inner life what choice of action is to the outer. In both cases, a man is responsible for his choice and must accept the consequences, whatever they may be.

Fans are crazy, so I try not to pay attention to most of the negativity that they bring up.

There’s a crazy amount of goodwill, and I don’t know where it came from, and I don’t understand, but the more I pay attention to it, the more it’s going to sting when it flips, so I think I’m almost subconsciously cultivating this naivety to it all.

By the time I got to the Fox studio for my first major film, I knew how to hit a mark. I knew how to memorize lines. I knew how to pay attention.

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

Dustin Diamond
Actors, by very definition, we want people to pay attention to us, and so usually, that comes in the package of insecurity. So if we’re not comfortable, we don’t really show you a lot.

I think it’s important to be vulnerable and to pay attention to your emotions.

It takes a special individual to be a coach to pay attention to all that bad stuff and keep people accountable.

You know there’s a lot of haters out there that are jealous. We know how hard we work. We don’t pay attention to it. If you did you’d lose your mind.

Whether you know who Denzel Washington is or you don’t, when he walks into the room, you’re going to pay attention, because he’s just such a powerful man.

History is made every day. The challenge is getting everyone to pay attention to it.

I think people look at me different when they see I’m dressed well. They pay attention. They know I’m about something.

We’re one of the most highly regulated industries, and we have to pay attention to what government is doing.

Paul R Ehrlich
My jokes have definitely changed. ‘SNL‘ has helped with that, because when you’re on ‘SNL,’ you have to kind of pay attention to the news. I feel like my material has gotten smarter now.

Pete Davidson
Basically, the actor’s job is to pay attention to the script.

I pay attention to my diet to be a healthier gymnast, but I’m not obsessive over it.

With music, you’re laying it all out there. They’re judging you right away, and you can lose them quick. With the comedy, you’ve always got another joke to redeem yourself. Or, even if you’ve only got one joke, at least the punch line is at the end. Then they have to at least pay attention until the end.

One thing I don’t do anymore is read or pay attention to the critical response, which is a bummer because when I started, and when I was in school, I loved to read old film criticism.

I write every day, including weekends. For writers, there are no weekends. It’s just that your family is around, looking mournful, wondering when you’re going to pay attention to them.

Try not to pay attention to those who will try to make life miserable for you. There will be a lot of those – in the official capacity as well as the self-appointed.

I want you to begin keeping a calendar of who you see and when: the first day each year you see buttercups, the first day frogs start singing, the last day you see robins in the fall, the first day for grasshoppers. In short, I want you to pay attention.

Derrick Jensen
I have done one thing that I think is a contribution: I helped Buddhist science and modern science combine. No other Buddhist has done that. Other lamas, I don’t think they ever pay attention to modern science. Since my childhood, I have a keen interest.

I don’t really pay attention to which accent I have. I’m in a singular box as an actress.

I don’t typically pay attention to most things in life, let alone award season. Not because I think it’s silly. I just don’t typically get caught up in it.

I look around and pay attention to what around me is not being talked about, and then I talk about it with as much humour and honesty as I can. All my books have been that way.

The most important thing is to make the technology inclusive – make the world change. Next, pay attention to those people who are 30 years old, because those are the internet generation. They will change the world; they are the builders of the world.

It seems like whenever a big newspaper or TV show talks about teen literature, they focus on dark books or vampire books. It’s kind of this cliche. It seems like the only time adults pay attention is with that angle.

My sisters play ball. My older brother, he’s in my ear. My younger brother, he’s in my ear. Critiquing me on my game. That’s who I mostly pay attention to.

The more I pay attention to what’s going on inside, the more I realize that how I feel, and how I react to what I feel, really creates my reality. And the more in touch I can be, the better chance I have to control what’s happening in my life.

I pay attention to every minute of the day.

For every R. Kelly or Bill Cosby or Harvey Weinstein, there’s, you know, the owner of the grocery store, the coach, the teacher, the neighbor, who are doing the same things. But we don’t pay attention until it’s a big name. And we don’t pay attention ’til it’s a big celebrity.

I don’t really pay attention to the long-term, I take short steps – that is what I have done through my whole career, from non-league to the Premier League.

My favorite films, I would put my answering machine up to the television set and hit record. I’d tape my favorite movies and then I could go back and listen to them again. I only had the soundtrack, I didn’t have the visuals. But I think it made me really pay attention to the soundtracks.

Mark Mothersbaugh
Of course, the slightest little mistake on the wire will deprive me of my life, so in that sense, yes, it is a dangerous profession. You have to pay attention; if not, you will lose your life.

I got into this business when I was 22 years old, and I didn’t have a woke bone in my body. And all I wanted to do was be on screen and for people to pay attention to me, but we evolve and our cause evolves and the conversations today are certainly very different.

I don’t pay attention to celebrities. I don’t photograph them. They don’t dress so… interestingly. They have stylists. I prefer real women who have their own taste.

Bill Cunningham
I’ve spoken before on how the art of storytelling has been lost a bit. I definitely feel ‘Empire‘ is helping to reprogram us back to that place where we pay attention and invest emotionally in the records and the artists.

When you’re short on sleep, you’re short on patience. You’re ruder to people, less tolerant, less understanding. It’s harder to relate and to pay attention for sustained periods of time.

I learned long ago to focus on things you can control and don’t even pay attention to things you don’t.

You just keep shining a light and hoping people will start to pay attention.

Beth Macy
Eighty-five percent of us in this country, by the way, live in coastal areas, so again, Katrina and Rita were not just about New Orleans. There were a lot of lessons that the nation can learn from us if they just pay attention to the things that are going on down here.

Mitch Landrieu
I definitely pay attention to the choices I make. The type of films I enjoy making have directors who I enjoy watching. Ultimately it’s as important to say ‘no’ as it is to say ‘yes.’ Saying ‘no’ is the thing that will ultimately lead you somewhere.

I’m just kind of odd. There are dark forces in the world, and if you pay attention to what’s going on around you, you end up incorporating it into the storytelling. Maybe it’s some aspect of myself that’s coming through that people are seeing, that I am in fact a quiet psycho.

Virtually any appliance is going to be online. Appliances will talk to each other and to the power-generation system. Our appliances will pay attention to our preferences.

Don’t plant too deeply. Pay attention to the directions on the seed packets as far as how deep and how close together to plant the seeds.

The truth is that most of your Facebook friends are too busy counting their own ‘likes‘ to pay attention to you for more than a few seconds anyway. Unless you happen to be a kitten who’s in love with a baby goat, in which case you should hire a publicist immediately.

I don’t go there much. You’re thrilled that people would recognize what you’re doing in such a grand kind of way. But, just like you don’t know if anybody‘s really going to like what you’re doing when you put a record out or if anybody’s going to pay attention to it, you can’t really go there.

You get social pressure from your parents, who teach you to pay attention to certain things and not to others. You get it in school.

With moviemaking, the audience always has to keep asking, ‘What happens next?’ If you have the wrong piece of music over a scene, people aren’t going to get the scene. If you have the wrong camera angle, people aren’t going to pay attention. That’s as much a part of the process as getting people to talk to you.

There are lots of people shaping decisions, and so if we want to predict correctly, we have to pay attention to everybody who is trying to shape the outcome, not just the people at the pinnacle of the decision-making pyramid.

Bruce Bueno de Mesquita
The conscious mind can only pay attention to about four things at once. If you’ve got these nagging voices in your head telling you to remember to pick up the laundry and call so-and-so, they’re competing in your brain for neural resources with the stuff you’re actually trying to do, like getting your work done.

People generally pay attention to what they already know about and what they care about.

I watch for emergent technologies and pay attention to what people say they’ll be good for, then see what we actually use them for. It never occurred to me that a tiny telephone with a wireless transceiver would do whatever it is that it’s done to us.

I pick up subtle cues very well and pay attention to detail.

We need to do whatever it takes to get our children together and pay attention to them, because that’s our future. What’s in the hearts and minds of our children is what’s in our future.

Some people will go for the quick joke and not pay attention to the consequences.

John Ross Bowie
I don’t pay attention to auction prices. Nothing interests me less. One of the benefits of not being an artist is I don’t have to navigate the social hierarchies of the art world as a person of desire. I don’t need anything. I live in a different way.

I don’t pay attention to how I feel about anything.

Ronald Burkle
When you are ‘world building,’ people will oftentimes judge how well you built your world. They want to know: Is the culture believable? Does it feel like it has a history? I try very hard to pay attention to details.

A lot of locked-room mysteries take time for you to pay attention and see the setup. They aren’t thrillers, and they don’t move along. The modern mystery story is really faster-paced, and I think modern readers tend to prefer seeing something happening on every other page.

Otto Penzler
I really try to ask myself the question of nine. Will this matter in nine minutes, nine hours, nine days, nine weeks, nine months or nine years? If it will truly matter for all of those, pay attention to it.

When I approached my own movies, I went in it real innocent. I didn’t pay attention to nobody else‘s score. I was just going to do it with how I feel it should sound. To me, that’s how you create new things.

I think its very easy to try to launch things too quickly and do things too quickly and not pay attention to the details along the way.

As an actor, you pay attention very closely to everything that happens to you, and you’re constantly watching others as well, trying to just find out where everything comes from.

Caleb Landry Jones
An enormous amount of ingenuity and creativity goes into commercials, and they can be fascinating if you pay attention.

People ask me why I became an actor, and the truth is that once you get cut from the baseball team, you need another angle to get women to pay attention.

I truly feel like my job is to make the shows. That’s what I’m paid to do. It’s somebody else’s job to market them, and it’s somebody else’s job to pay attention to the ratings, because if I paid attention to all that, my head would explode.

If you have something to say then you want someone to pay attention or at least to have the opportunity for them to tell you to shut up and go away.

I always liked church. I was one of those kids who was desperate for the statue of Mary to talk to me, which is a very egotistical approach to your faith. I just wanted somebody to pay attention to me.

When the size of the group supporting your cause reaches a critical mass, any legislator or elected official has to pay attention.

Mark Shields
Trolling never bothers me. There are so many times when I don’t even pay attention to it.

My movies just kind of sneak up on you. I don’t have to worry too much about what everybody is going to say. Anyway, I really don’t pay attention to what the world says about my movies. I just care about what my buddies think.

People assume I’m fearless. A lot of the things I deal with are pretty scary. Fear makes you pay attention – it’s about absolute concentration.

I have a God-given talent and I work very hard for what I do. Anybody can run fast. It’s how you run fast. I pay attention to technical things now.

Maurice Greene
Surviving and thriving in the wake of my mother‘s loss, I learned to believe in God. He has a plan, if you pay attention to the signs. I am inspired by the absolute proof of miracles.

We’ve always been huge fans of the Dixie Chicks. They talked about subject matter that people didn’t necessarily want to talk about and made people pay attention to issues.

I wouldn’t describe the artist Theaster Gates as a mentor, but I pay attention and keep my ears open when I’m with him.

Let me tell you, when you’re pregnant with the first one, it’s great of course, all new and ‘Yay!’ With the second one it’s still okay; you can pay attention to number one and she can share in the joy of the pregnancy.

It’s not accidental that products get worse over time; it’s because companies stop paying attention to them. They stop caring as much about maintaining the same quality they did when they were just trying to fight for survival and no one would pay attention unless they had the best technology.

When I was around 13 years old, I started playing in bands and became obsessed with Blink-182 and Newfound Glory. I didn’t pay attention to country music anymore; I wanted to do more pop rock stuff.

The best thing you can do for your body is sleep. It’s simple. Cater to your body as much as to your mind. Your body, after all, houses your mind. You have to pay attention to your physicality as much as your mentality.

The dot stands for ‘detail’ – always be paying attention to detail. I feel that people take you as serious as you take yourself. I spent a lot of time working on my craft, developing my style, and after I came out of my little incubation, I promised that I would pay attention to detail.

I don’t pay attention to the ratings.

We used to think that you could pay attention to five to nine things at a time. We now know that’s not true. That’s a crazy overestimate. The conscious mind can attend to about three things at once. Trying to juggle any more than that, and you’re going to lose some brainpower.

Possibly because I earn my living as a writer of fiction and possibly because it’s just the sensible thing to do, I like to pay attention to everything I come across, including things that evoke the uncanny or the mysterious.

I think, in a film that’s supposed to last an hour and a half, I think you have to really pay attention to what kind of movie you’re making, what is the audience experiencing, and does this joke fit with this joke?

We spend so much time listening to the things people are saying that we rarely pay attention to the things they don’t.

I’m already self-motivated, so I don’t really pay attention what people are saying.

We are descended from people who paid attention to dangerous things in the environment. People who didn’t pay attention to dangerous things in the environment didn’t get to survive and to breed.

For the next week, try the best you can to pay attention to sounds. You will start hearing all these sounds coming in. Once you let them in, you’ve already done the first and most critical thing, you’ve honored that information by including it. And by doing that, you’ve actually changed the world.

Robert Irwin
Automating some of your finances can be incredibly convenient and is a great way to save time, but automating everything makes it too easy to go on autopilot and forget to pay attention to your personal finances.

When conservatives talk to one another, pay attention: they say what they want to do, and mean it. And will do just about anything to get there – even, or especially, claiming that they don’t want to do the thing they want to do, until the time is ripe, and they can do it.

I just think old old movies, they make you concentrate and pay attention so much more. They feel so warm. A lot of modern digital videotape, it’s just too bright. Don’t know why, it’s not warm.

I mean, I haven‘t been completely lacking in some enjoyment of Chuck Berry or Buddy Holly. But I just didn’t pay attention to that period of music, obviously.

It’s really annoying when you’re trying to get to know someone and she doesn’t pay attention to you because she’s obsessed with her phone.

When someone is there for you, has your back, that’s somebody to pay attention to because that’s a friend.

We tend to pay attention to that which is the most current on our radar screen.

Warren Rudman
Men are naive to their bodies. They don’t pay attention to their skin like women do.

It’s hard not to get depressed when you pay attention to the world and how strangely and corrupt the people in it sometimes behave.

People need to pay attention to their bodies and go get a checkup. If you do that, you have a chance to help illnesses from getting even worse.

Tony Dorsett
The muse is not an angelic voice that sits on your shoulder and sings sweetly. The muse is the most annoying whine. The muse isn’t hard to find, just hard to like – she follows you everywhere, tapping you on the shoulder, demanding that you stop doing whatever else you might be doing and pay attention to her.

Most people do not pay attention to the publisher‘s imprint on a given book.

If you’re worried about the deficit, pay attention to the fact that it’s almost all attributable to military spending and the totally dysfunctional health program.

My weight fluctuates between 205 and 220, depending on how much I pay attention to it.

At the end of the day, we all watch sports and we pay attention to different things here and there because we find things entertaining. But, I think if the product is entertaining, people will enjoy it and watch it. If the product isn’t entertaining, they won’t.

I don’t pay attention to definitions or titles or try to fit within them.

I don’t really pay attention to the guy I outwork for the rebound, it’s really just hearing the crowd just be like, ‘Ohhhhh.’ They just get frustrated. That’s a good feeling.

A book tour is not a good opportunity to let your mind wander. You have to pay attention, remember salespeople’s and interviewers’ names, succinctly summarize your book in a ‘selling‘ way, and so on.

I’m not saying ‘I have cerebral palsy, pay attention to me.’ We all have problems, and we have to figure out how to live our best life.

History lets you know exactly where you are today. And if you pay attention to it, it gives you a broad perspective of everyone. You can relate it to pretty much any time.

As a writer, putting words on the page is how I pay attention.

Empty heads, cognitive science has taught us, learn nothing. The powerful cultural and personal flexibility of our species is owed at least in part to our starting off so well-informed; we are good learners because we know what to pay attention to and what questions are the right ones to ask.

Growing up, if I had been given any advice – bad or good – I probably wouldn’t have been able to act on it regardless. I wasn’t shy, but I’d get nervous. I got a little more confident later in high school when I realized I could get girls to pay attention to me by making them laugh.

I don’t purposely push the boundaries… I think if you pay attention to a story, it will have exactly as much ‘difficult material’ as it needs, and nobody will complain about it because you’ve earnt it.

I don’t know where I’m rated. I don’t pay attention to that. I’m really so just all into my craft. It’s not a contest. I try to play the best.

I barely pay attention to awards and nominations, and whether they are fair or unfair.

I am not a Luddite. I am suspicious of technology. I am perfectly aware of its benefits, but I also try to pay attention to some of the negative effects.

Neil Postman
You kinda got to embrace expectations, but it’s not something I pay attention to.

History repeats itself. So you might wanna pay attention.

I think the movie industry has to pay attention that we need to make good quality films, or we are never going to get the business back.

Do you force your kids to pay attention to what’s going on, or do you let them live their lives outside of it? My hope is that my child is a strong activist. That would make me most proud.

I don’t even pay attention to the odds, to be honest with you.

I’m saying look, here they come, pay attention. Let your eyes transform what appears ordinary, commonplace, into what it is, a moment in time, an observed fragment of eternity.

Philip Levine
To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work.

Do just once what others say you can’t do, and you will never pay attention to their limitations again.

James Cook
Some entertainers don’t pay attention to what’s going on around them.

I pay attention to politics and technology.

People say that soundstage sets never quite look like reality. But actually, they can. They can be as real as you want as long as you pay attention to the kind of detail that is given for free in a real place.

Often when you are starting out in comedy, you will find that people will laugh at the things you didn’t think were funny. It’s important to pay attention also to what people are laughing at when you are just talking in regular conversation. Often that is when you are truly being yourself.

I don’t pay attention to Australia, mate.

My job is to pay attention to the feel of the game and always add a positive energy to it on my team through the ups and downs of the game.

Over the time that I followed Warren Buffett, one CFO told me, it’s very important to pay attention not only to what Warren Buffett says and what he actually does – often there are subtle differences between the two.

Guy Spier
A great song has to stand on its own, just singing and playing, and the rest is frosting. But you have to pay attention to the frosting.

I’m really not good with money, and I don’t pay attention.

Bill Cunningham
Once I began to hear and pay attention to my fledgling ideas, the biggest hurdle was to learn how to respect them. That was hard, because the real way to respect an idea is to invest the attention and work needed to develop it.

Janet Echelman
That said, we don’t approach these improvements as only a surface aesthetic. The producers and we think that these men are helped with their inner needs when they pay attention to their externals.

Kyan Douglas
Yes, American medicine has its pathologies, but Canada‘s does, too, and we need to wake up. Government controls everything here, and governments only pay attention to polls at election time, not to angry patients.

When I was growing up, the people who liked the Beatles, I didn’t like, so I didn’t pay attention to them.

You have to pay attention to the moments when you’ve felt on top on the world. I remember the first time I was on stage, I was doing ‘West Side Story,’ I was 17 and this woman was crying because she liked what I was doing so much.

A man can do a television interview and roll out of bed 15 minutes before; it’s just not the same for a woman. A woman has to pay attention to her hair, makeup, clothing, and jewelry choices.

I have to pay attention to work on the weekends and always have my iPhone with me, but I don’t mind.

I was a daydreamer. Teachers kept telling me to pay attention.

Roderick MacKinnon
I think what everybody really wants is attention; we just want someone to pay attention to us.

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

When it comes to the work, I’m excited to see what people think. When it comes to the private life, that’s when I don’t pay attention.

I’ve been with certain stars; some are caring and pay attention to their fans and to their fellow performers and some are too busy. Elvis never seemed too busy.

Minnie Pearl
One of the great things about being in entertainment is you have access to the media. People pay attention to you.

When one of my characters becomes aware of a magical element, it might be because the world is wider than we assume it to be, but it might also be a reminder to pay attention to what is here already, hidden only because it’s been forgotten.

We’ve forgotten how to remember, and just as importantly, we’ve forgotten how to pay attention. So, instead of using your smartphone to jot down crucial notes, or Googling an elusive fact, use every opportunity to practice your memory skills. Memory is a muscle, to be exercised and improved.

I felt invisible in my family, and I wanted to be significant like my brothers were significant. I wanted my parents to pay attention, so I went out into the world with that driving me, that grasping, that seeking validation.

I am a control freak. I am very hands on and pay attention to details.

People tell you who they are. There are big neon signs going off. ‘Pay attention! This is who I am.’ And most of us put out hands a little bit over our eyes. We don’t see that.

I try not to pay attention to talk of comparisons. I only want to focus on myself. It is good to hear that people are talking like that, but the truth is I am not at Cruyff’s level of talent, and I never will be, so it is not something I think about.

Frenkie de Jong
Being an actor adjacent to the media industry, I pay attention to that landscape.

Jeremy Strong
People pay attention to artists and celebrities, so they have the opportunity to do something great with this limelight. I, for one, have no problem with Kanye running for president, because if it’s something that he truly believes in and it can lead to greater good, why not? I’m all for that.

I think pastors are the worst listeners. We’re so used to speaking, teaching, giving answers. We must learn to be quiet, quit being so verbal, learn to pay attention to what’s going on, and listen.

If I put my name on something, I’m going to be involved. I’m not just going to put my name on it and not pay attention.

All enterprises and major players need to pay attention to the needs of the government of the country of which they are a part. At one level, it would be unconscionable for a company like Huawei not to be responsive to Chinese national-security needs.

Something’s going to happen that’s going to make us all pay attention at the type of sentences some people are serving and the conditions in which they are served.

I began to pay attention to Scripture and meet people who walked the walk, and little by little, I guess you could call me a born again Christian. 1978 is when I found my walk with the Lord.

Tony Orlando
The things journalists should pay attention to are the issues the political leadership agrees on, rather than to their supposed antagonisms.

It’s not unreasonable to imagine that, at least as we’re in a transition to a world economy, it’s still necessary now to pay attention to how our country is doing economically in comparison with other countries.

Men don’t pay attention to small things.

Katherine Johnson
Some people kind of get lost in what everyone else is doing and not pay attention to themselves, and I think I’m one where I pay attention to myself and can set the example for the people coming up.

I think bubbles are things people see with 20/20 hindsight. If you look at any particular period where prices go up and then they go down, you will always find people who predicted that they would go down. Those are the people you pay attention to.

I think you just have to cross your fingers that there’s enough artists out there that keep producing interesting work, and eventually it will form a kind of wave that will force people to pay attention to it.

Science has become something that everybody knows he has to pay attention to, but not everybody is a believer. So I don’t think we should equate science with religion. But, that science is progressively playing a more and more important part in the life of every individual is obvious.

Trade has helped the economy grow. Simultaneously, a sizable number of Americans haven’t shared in that bounty, and if we don’t pay attention to their concerns, all the political favor for open markets will dry up.

When I was playing, I kept my calorie intake up with protein shakes and chicken, fish and steak. Now there’s no real diet, but I pay attention to what I eat.

I don’t really like to pay attention too much to what is being said about me, only because the people closest to me – my parents, family, and friends – know me best. So I feel like their opinions mean more to me than anyone else‘s.

Young children especially are receiving so much of the world through their ears and their eyes, particularly if they’re pre-literate. So engaging them with sound, particularly sound that stirs them emotionally because of the sequence of notes, will make them pay attention.

I’m not Ryan Seacrest. If I want people to pay attention to me, I have to just eat scorching-hot food.

I’ve played festivals in Australia. If it’s a dance music festival or mainstream festival, there’s maybe, like, 10 percent who pay attention to the music.

If you are looking for smart judging based on merit, skip the Academy Awards next year and pay attention to the Independent Spirit Awards.

Annie Proulx
Pay attention to how you think and speak, and if it turns out that you’re sounding snide or crappy or doubtful, make the conscious decision to change.

I don’t keep a lot of the trophy stuff. I don’t pay attention to it.

In our show you have to pay attention and know what happened before. I think it’s very intelligent entertainment. It makes demands of viewers that a lot of shows don’t.

Did Amy Winehouse have a hit single from ‘Frank?’ I love ‘Frank,’ but people didn’t really pay attention to her until ‘Back to Black.’ So no, I haven’t had a hit single. I personally am not bothered about that.

I’m English enough to feel something of a gut-reaction to modernism, to continental philosophising and anything that smacks of a refusal to pay attention to the forensics: the empirical facts on the ground.

If you pay attention, stand-up can be great improv training ground. But one of the things that helped me the most was doing warm-up for the ‘Mr. Show’ tapings way back when.

I think the story is important in every business. Why do you exist, why are you here, why is your product different, why should I pay attention, why should I care?

People in New York pay attention to national issues – a huge percentage of people.

Sydney Schanberg
Tell me to what you pay attention and I will tell you who you are.

I never, ever pay attention to the ratings. I stopped paying attention to the ratings somewhere around season two or three of ‘Grey‘s.’ It’s something I have no control over, so I don’t even pay attention.

It makes you a better player when you’re around better competition. If you pay attention, you can learn something.

The problem… is that most members of Congress don’t pay attention to what’s going on.

You’ve got to get your mind connected to the workout. Pay attention to what your body’s doing. It’s about connecting mind and the body. Visualize the muscles moving.

If you want to know whether soccer is big in America, pick a weekend, go to any park in the land, and pay attention. We’re there. We’ve always been.

Like my best friend, I asked for drums for Christmas, and got them. But when he moved on to guitar, I realized two things: (1) guitar is a much more expressive instrument, (2) way more girls pay attention to guitar players than to drummers.

I don’t have ADD, but I only like to pay attention to the things I like to pay attention to, and things like getting a TV and getting the cable working are beyond me, and so I let such things lapse, sometimes for years. This applies to keeping my apartment clean.

I couldn’t pay attention to a novel; I’d get three pages in and couldn’t remember what it was about.

But on those occasions when I do strongly disagree with the Democrats and I don’t say anything, I think I forfeit my right to have people pay attention to me when I say the things that I don’t like about what Republicans are saying.

We gotta show up and pay attention to details, embracing the process of hard work, and developing our bodies and minds to get ready for the season.

Writers and artists never pay attention to advice given by their elders, quite rightly. The only worthwhile advice is the most general: ‘Keep trying, don’t give up, don’t be discouraged, don’t pay attention to detractors.’ Everyone knows this.

I put my career in second place throughout both my marriages and it suffered. I don’t regret it. You make choices. If you want a good marriage, you must pay attention to that. If you want to be independent, go ahead. You can’t have it all.

If a club is winning, you never pay attention to a guy who’s 0-for-10. If a club is losing, all of a sudden you’ll find that he’s the main reason why you’re losing, which is absurd for me.

My job is to pay attention to my children’s genius and allow those leanings to lead them to their future.

Lisa Whelchel
We do the press because we know logically it influences how we are perceived, but we don’t pay attention to it after the fact.

What I’m doing is trying to get kids to pay attention, to look at the physical world more, and to question everything. I am trying to get kids out of the house and away from screens.

Keri Smith
What I always wanna tell young people now: Pay attention. This isn’t gonna happen again. Rather than try to understand it as it’s going along, have it go along for a while and then understand it.

In Canada, we didn’t really pay attention to American hardcore outside of maybe Minor Threat. It was all about British punk.

Gavin McInnes
We have to pay attention to developing well, in the correct manner, the human aspects also in the professions, in respect of other persons, in being concerned for others, which is the best way of being concerned for ourselves.

When you’re a litigator, you write so much, so many briefs, over and over again, that you’re kind of really focused on one document and have draft after draft, and really pay attention to every single word.

Greg Poehler
You’re always going to have people who disagree and hate on you. That’s just part of being in entertainment. I’ve been raised in this business, so I’m used to it, I don’t pay attention.

I don’t pay attention to fame stuff, in general, so for me, I’m on a show and people like it and that’s perfect.

I worked two days in Texas and two days in Hollywood on ‘Bonnie and Clyde,’ and that was it. I had no idea how it was going to turn out. And when I saw it, I was so upset, or fascinated, or something, by the sight of myself on the screen that I could hardly pay attention to the rest of the movie.

There’s a lot of pain in my heart because what I accomplished was second to none. I’m not losing any sleep, but I do pay attention every year at this time.

Bob Hayes
I pay attention to how I look but I don’t let it go too far.

Women pay attention to how men drive because it’s a good indicator of what kind of character you have. They want someone who’s going to be intelligent and cautious and assertive and confident when you need to be, but not overly aggressive and reckless, and also not timid and overly paranoid.

Often the magical elements in my books are standing in for elements of the real world, the small and magical-in-their-own-right sorts of things that we take for granted and no longer pay attention to, like the bonds of friendship that entwine our own lives with those of other people and places.

I pay attention to everything now – the taste of bread, the taste of water.

Most Americans will let liberals and conservatives play their games because most Americans don’t pay attention.

If you stay very focused on customers and customer success, people pay attention to that – and in turn, they also want that same type of success.

At 6:30, which was when the national news began, my father raised the volume and adjusted the antennas. Usually I occupied myself with a book, but that night my father insisted that I pay attention.

What we should care about is health – reduction of morbidity and mortality. Too often, we instead pay attention to whether something is ‘normal.’ A hospital may spend several million dollars separating a pair of conjoined twins, even though that separation is likely to leave them worse off.

Nothing says, ‘I pay attention to detail!’ like footwear flattery from a boy.

If you pay attention to everything and everyone, you can keep your finger on the pulse and know what’s going on. Then you can pull back when you need to or go forward in a certain way.

Shoshanna Lonstein Gruss
I try not to go crazy, but yes, I pay attention to what I eat.

That whole rivalry with the fans is not something that I can pay attention to right now. This is my new home, and whatever I can do to help out Seattle is what I need to do.

B J Daniels
I pay attention when people get manicures and pedicures. I’ve always noticed it as a guy. When my wife goes to get her nails done, I’m always very aware of it.

I don’t really pay attention to the filmmaker thing.

Jason Mewes
If there’s one thing that lawyers know about reading documents, it’s to pay attention to the footnotes. In fact, oftentimes the most important information is buried there.

It’s my life’s aim to make people understand the job of an actor, what they go through, and why they are such a protected species. People see the glamour part of it. But there’s so much stress that often you don’t even pay attention to the luxuries.

It’s very exciting to be able to just work in this business, let alone on stuff you are extremely proud of. So it does make me a little nervous, because ‘Breaking Bad‘ is so special. It’s great being part of something so great because people pay attention to you, hopefully because you’re doing good work.

The least anyone can do is pay attention to their parents and people who are elder to them.

The Great Migration can get forgotten if we don’t pay attention or bear witness to it. It’s part of my personal history and the history of millions of African Americans who left those oppressive conditions for better lives in the North. It’s important to put that on the page.

I always stand behind the things that I do. I don’t listen to those who downplay things nor do I pay attention to those who grovel at our feet and tell us that we’re the greatest. For me, that is just noise.

When you check out at PetSmart, the cashier usually asks you if you want to donate money to PetSmart charities to help save the animals. Usually, we’re so busy we don’t even pay attention.

There’s a lot of other movies I like, but I don’t even pay attention to directors to tell you the truth.

Jason Mewes
It’s not very often that you get to come up with ideas and bring your take on the character and then actually have writers, producers, and directors pay attention to it.

I don’t pay attention to the number of birthdays. It’s weird when I say I’m 53. It just is crazy that I’m 53. I think I’m very immature. I feel like a kid. That’s why my back goes out all the time, because I completely forget I can’t do certain things anymore – like doing the plank for 10 minutes.

Pay attention to the big themes because that’s what will help you earn ten times your money.

Barry Sternlicht
If you don’t pay attention to me, I’m going to make you pay attention to me. I’ve always been that way.

We are all connected. The pain and suffering of others is yours also, on some level, whether you choose to pay attention or not. The reason we can’t achieve total bliss is because you’re not here solo.

I’m afraid the parenting advice to come out of developmental psychology is very boring: pay attention to your kids and love them.

I am going to try to pay attention to the spring. I am going to look around at all the flowers, and look up at the hectic trees. I am going to close my eyes and listen.

I pay attention to how every makeup artist does everything.

By starting to pay attention to our natural soundscapes, businesses can reduce staff turnover, increase productivity, and increase profits.

If you don’t pay attention and if your imagination isn’t pretty much engaged, you’re going to miss things and you’re going to miss opportunities for it to be as compelling and as creepy as it can be.

Bruce Greenwood
For most of my life, I didn’t pay attention to birds.

The political process does not end on Election Day. Young people need to stay involved in the process by continuing to pay attention to the conversation and holding their leaders accountable for the decisions they make.

We all know the feeling of surrendering to the embedded biases of our devices. We let our cell phones ping us every time there’s an incoming message and check our e-mail even when we’d best pay attention to what’s going on around us in the real world. We text while driving.

I have no idea about the state of rap. I don’t pay attention. I just listen to old music that I have.

When I started to work in the kitchen, there’s not a lot of women that were working and I didn’t try to pay attention to that.

These days, I pay attention to my eating habits and avoid junk food, but looks are not that important to be a good actor.

Having that music around us all the time, it was so inspiring. But at the same time, I was a kid. I didn’t pay attention to any of it. I’d get on the drums and hit them a few times, and then go outside and play.

I think of Harriet Muse as one fierce lady. She couldn’t read. She had no education. She did labor her whole life. And she stood up to Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey at a time where she was told where to work, where to sit, and she demanded that they pay attention to her.

Beth Macy
Point-of-view is a matter that readers rarely pay attention to, yet it’s one of the most important story decisions an author makes.

Therese Fowler
It’s good to aggravate people a little. It makes them pay attention.