Top 342 Pay Attention Quotes

In this post, you will find great Pay Attention Quotes from famous people, such as Larry Norman, Angela Yee, Jason Bateman, Steve Erickson, Freddie Wong. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.

Only in a concert situation do I have access to people

Only in a concert situation do I have access to people directly to preach to them, and I don’t believe that the bigger your platform is, the more people will pay attention.
Larry Norman
I pay attention to what goes into my body. Juicing has been important for me. When I was younger, I was so unhealthy.
Acting has always been very comfortable for me, so it allows me to pay attention to other parts of the process literally while I’m acting.
Created by writer Beau Willimon, who‘s worked on several political campaigns, ‘House of Cards‘ cannily exploits the current widespread cynicism for our politics, catering to a public scorn that’s warranted and also glib in the sort of cheap pox-on-both-houses way that means not having to pay attention.
Venture capitalists don’t pay attention to you unless you have an app or a widget.
Once people learn what global warming means, they start to pay attention.
I actually had publishers that would encourage me at times to keep it simpler, not pack in so much information, but I’m a fan of songs and movies and books that the second time you read them, you find more stuff that you missed, so I like to pay attention to that detail.
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, becauseBreaking 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.
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.
If I’m writing a book, and I’m warned, ‘Oh, this is unsaleable, you need to make it shorter,’ or, ‘It has to be this, or that,’ I’m proud to say I don’t pay attention.
All I wanted was attention from girls when I was a kid. Then I got my braces off, and then there was too much attention, and I was also mad that they didn’t pay attention to me in the first place. Then I was just like, I couldn’t put on blinders and focus on one because there were too many options.
I think traditional supermarkets have to pay attention to the fact that America is more and more conscious of lifestyle.
Ronald Burkle
If I were put into a college lecture hall right now and told to pay attention for 45 minutes, it would be physically impossible for me to do. I’m one of those people who believe that ADD is a gift. It’s tough to manage, but if you can harness it you can do great things.
When you’re not experiencing your food, that’s when it’s harder to pay attention to when you’re full, and that’s what being satisfied really means.
I don’t pay attention to the ratings.
I have always had this view about the modern education system: we pay attention to brain development, but the development of warmheartedness we take for granted.
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.
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.
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.
We’re all happier when we know less, because the details are frightening and haven‘t really improved much. The more you pay attention, the more horrifying the world is.
We spend so much time listening to the things people are saying that we rarely pay attention to the things they don’t.
Well, that’s what life is – this collection of extraordinarily ordinary moments. We just need to pay attention to them all. Wake up and pay attention to how beautiful it all is.
I really don’t pay attention to the outside world when I’m incarcerated, because being in prison is like being in a different world. So I don’t pay attention to what’s going on outside of jail, because it’s all beyond my control.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Being on set is like being in college, for me, because I get to watch other people perform and I can learn from them if I listen and pay attention.
Molly Quinn
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.
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.
Nirvana really touched me as a teenager and started making me pay attention to music as a participatory thing that I could do.
We know that's the bottom line: if money is made, the p

We know that’s the bottom line: if money is made, the powers that be pay attention.
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 am interested in imperfections, quirkiness, insanity, unpredictability. That’s what we really pay attention to anyway. We don’t talk about planes flying; we talk about them crashing.
Tibor Kalman
Any criticism, you should pay attention to. Whether you accept it and change or you take it and move on is the choice, but criticism is not a bad thing.
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.
When you are adopted and you realize that someone gave you a gift, you pay attention to things very clearly. You realize how lucky you are.
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 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.
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.
Your children can be around you all day, but if you don’t spend quality time with them and you don’t pay attention to them and talk to them and listen to them, it doesn’t matter that they’re just around you.
I’m afraid the parenting advice to come out of developmental psychology is very boring: pay attention to your kids and love them.
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.
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.
My dad grew up really poor in Mississippi. I paid attention to that because I thought that’s a healthier thing to pay attention to than, like, some statue of a great-great-great grandfather who has no connection to my life.
You must trust yourself more than you trust others. Pay attention to your inner voice – it will tell you if how and in what you are investing is right for you.
I’m not deceived by people, because I don’t pay attention to people.
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.
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
It’s absolutely true we have to pay attention to whether low-income people of any race are able to access quality, higher education.
I don’t sit for six hours a day in front of a computer or console like I used to. I like to work hard, to get tired. I pay attention to diet and training.
Krzysztof Piatek
I think that every homeowner has a fascination with real estate. You can’t deny that it’s such a huge player in our finances. It’s probably the most expensive thing you’ll ever purchase, so you’re forced to pay attention.
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.
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.
The older you get, it is harder to prepare physically, even if you have all the experience in the world. You’re more sore the next day, you can’t pack in as much, and you have to train smarter. You have to pay attention to more subtle things like your warmup routine or core work.
I guess I’m just quite observant and I pay attention to a lot of things. Human behavior really fascinates me.
What you look for as a reader is somebody who is going to take you and say, ‘C’mon. Come into the story. I’m going to show you what there is to see.’ The guide who is going to tell you, ‘Pay attention over there,’ or, ‘Do you remember that other thing? Now watch!’
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
My wife is a very attractive woman, and she’s always worried about her diet. But she doesn’t pay attention to me, and I don’t pay attention to her. She’s a vegetarian, and it drives me crazy.
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’m really not good with money, and I don’t pay attention.
Bill Cunningham
I barely pay attention to awards and nominations, and whether they are fair or unfair.
When it comes to the work, I'm excited to see what peop

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.
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.
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 truly find inspiration everywhere. I always tell students, and young people starting out, that the single most important skill, next to listening, is to pay attention. You never know where inspiration will strike.
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
Kids are no longer interested in reading comic books; they’ve got television and the electronic games that they can bury themselves in like ostriches. They don’t have to pay attention to what’s going on in the world around them.
Al Feldstein
I couldn’t pay attention to a novel; I’d get three pages in and couldn’t remember what it was about.
Yesterday I was thinking about the whole idea of genius and creative people, and the notion that if you create some magical art, somehow that exempts you from having to pay attention to the small things.
I really pay attention to makeup artists and what they do with me.
I pay attention to every minute of the day.
If you are interested in writing, get out and live your life! Do a lot. See a lot. Keep your eyes and ears open. Pay attention to the different ways people speak. Read lots of different kinds of books. And then try writing in different voices and styles – don’t be afraid to experiment.
Wendelin Van Draanen
There is an actor’s responsibility in presenting the emotional content of the lyrics to an audience. But whether you do that in a straightforward fashion or an ironic fashion or a blase fashion is all about opportunities, and singers are missing opportunities as artists if they don’t pay attention to the lyric.
Pay attention to science and not myths: We think liars won’t look you in the eyes, but it turns out an honest person will only look you in the eyes about 60 percent of the time.
You learn a lot more from the lows because it makes you pay attention to what you’re doing.
We should never have to do whatever Messi says. I did not pay attention to him, not even in the national team. But that is the myth that has been formed. But it is not just me: a lot of people have said it, but of course you won’t believe it from me… It is not me who is denying it. The facts deny it.
I’m already self-motivated, so I don’t really pay attention what people are saying.
I devour books. But for the longest time, I refused to pay attention to genre or labels.
Alison Tyler
One thing I always think about is, at the end of the day, nobody really cares about you as much as they do about themselves. It’s a very reassuring thing, in a good way. Pay attention to yourself, and use that energy and put it towards yourself.
I can feel so bad about myself, especially if I start to pay attention to the kinds of stupid comments around the Internet.
The paradigm shift of the ImageNet thinking is that while a lot of people are paying attention to models, let’s pay attention to data. Data will redefine how we think about models.
I’m not strict on my calorie count; I just pay attention to my body.
I have vowed never to take antibiotics again unless I really need them. I also learned to pay attention to my body, know the difference between indigestion, an allergic reaction to food, a parasitic infection or worms. It’s incredible how well I know my body. I really love that.
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.
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.
With Manchester United I want to win. I therefore do not pay attention to what happens in other clubs, I’m totally focused on Manchester United.
I’m used to the golf course playing soft, so tomorrow I’m going to have to pay attention a little bit more.
Raymond Floyd
Pay attention to your enemies, for they are the first to discover your mistakes.
We’re not going to pay attention to the silliness and the petty comments. And quite frankly, women have joined me in this effort, and so it’s not about appearances. It’s about effectiveness.
Katherine Harris
’24’ is not an anti-government show, really. We’ve always relied on Jack to fight for the greater good in his own way, and at times, ’24’ is very patriotic. For me personally, I definitely pay attention to things in a different way.
We often talk about people with great memories as though it were some sort of an innate gift, but that is not the case. Great memories are learned. At the most basic level, we remember when we pay attention. We remember when we are deeply engaged.
We really teach ourselves. If you want to learn, you will always find someone to learn from, be they dead or alive, great or unknown. You learn from everything you see and hear around you – if you are willing to pay attention.
Alexander Volkov
Pay attention to how your thoughts change when you're f

Pay attention to how your thoughts change when you’re faced with negative people. The more time you spend dreading, fretting, worrying, and rehashing, the less time you’ll have to devote to more productive things. Make a conscious effort to reduce the amount of mental energy you expend on negative people.
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.
In Montreal, I kept thinking, ‘Pay attention: this is the Olympics! It only happens once every four years!’
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.
It’s good to aggravate people a little. It makes them pay attention.
If a person can be said to have the wrong attitude, there is no need to pay attention to his arguments.
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.
The problem… is that most members of Congress don’t pay attention to what’s going on.
Self-sabotage is the proverbial hammer over the head that finally wakes us up, demanding that we pay attention. For most of us, it takes something devastating to crack us open, to get us out of our minds and into our hearts.
I’m not talking about what you hear from 5 per cent of the population on the radio, in the papers. I don’t pay attention to it. I travel around the country. I’m happy I have a good relationship with the people.
It’s hard to pay attention these days because of multiple affects of the information technology nowadays. You tend to develop a faster, speedier mind, but I don’t think it’s necessarily broader or smarter.
Ryan Gosling’s, like, my crush, but I don’t really pay attention to his personal style.
The people I’ve respected most in the industry over the years – Paul Newman, for instance. I just loved the way he handled growing old on-screen. It’s understanding that you’re now basically a character actor. Which is fine, but you have to pay attention to it.
I pay attention to how every makeup artist does everything.
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.
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.
Next time I tell you someone from Texas should not be president of the United States, please pay attention.
If you want to get into the creative world, you have to just keep flogging away even when nobody’s paying attention. Because then when somebody finally does pay attention, it’s certainly a lot more interesting when you have a ton of stuff to show.
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.
I would leave school and go to my theater class, and that’s when I’d actually sit down and listen. I wouldn’t pay attention in school, or I’d sing in class and get in trouble – I’d always get in trouble. Theater is the only thing I always came back to.
Look, I get it; you come home, you work hard, and you turn on your TV… You kind of want to escape a little bit and be taken away by something. Our show required you to pay attention, and if that’s not what you wanted to do, then it wasn’t going to be for you, and that’s OK.
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.
If you’re sitting around and doing Chekhov and the cat walks in, you must pay attention to the cat. You cannot continue the dialogue of Chekhov without including the cat. So on live television, we’d automatically go into ad-lib gear.
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.
I don’t want to have a song like ‘My Humps’ and it be sagging down, so I pay attention to that area. A lot.
Sometimes my life is moving so fast that I forget what’s going on. I’m just going with the pace or going with the flow. Like, I don’t really stop and try to pay attention to things for too long.
It makes you a better player when you’re around better competition. If you pay attention, you can learn something.
As single-mom female inventor, there was no path for that, so really I don’t think people took me seriously for a really long time. Certainly the Miracle Mop being my first successful product, people started to pay attention, and I guess now they really pay attention.
People generally pay attention to what they already know about and what they care about.
I don’t pay attention to a lot of people – I pay attention to a select few, and that’s worked out well for me.
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
Guys like Future and me, we help create and shape the s

Guys like Future and me, we help create and shape the sound of music – not just Atlanta music, but music all over. If you really pay attention to the music being made, a lot of that is very heavily influenced by the stuff that we created. I listen to so many songs that’s like, ‘Damn, this sounds like my music!’
For me, being an actress, my responsibility is not to pay attention to all the noise around me and to pay attention to the script and the director and protect the character and try to tell her story the best I can.
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
I didn’t pay attention and I was 99 kilos. I am tall, I am big. But 99 kilos, close to 100 kilos – that’s too much. I felt like I was going boxing.
Honestly, as hard a profession as acting is, I think music is even harder. Acting, you’re like a leech, because someone else does the hard part for you. They write it for you, then the director tells you what to do. You really just need to know how to pay attention, follow instructions.
When I was growing up, my family was so poor we couldn’t afford to pay attention.
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
To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work.
Of course I pay attention to the Premier League – it’s one of the greatest leagues in Europe.
I think the more complex your idea of who someone is or who a particular group is, the less able you are to separate ‘we’ and ‘outside’ or ‘us and them.’ I think that that’s something that we really, really need to pay attention to.
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.
Brazil needs the individual creativity of Neymar, Philippe Coutinho, Douglas Costa. But it needs the collective creativity that sometimes people don’t pay attention to.
I learned long ago to focus on things you can control and don’t even pay attention to things you don’t.
Like, my mother would have company over, and I would sing so they’d pay attention to me.
Calling gender violence a women’s issue is part of the problem. It gives a lot of men an excuse not to 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.
I know everyone says attention spans are shorter now, and if you can’t get them in the first 20 seconds, you lost them. But I honestly believe if you give someone something worth slowing down to really pay attention to, they will.
My weight fluctuates between 205 and 220, depending on how much I pay attention to it.
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.
You have to pay attention to the moment and make it the best it can be for you. I’ve been trying to do that. It’s really made a major difference for me. I’m a happier person.
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
Rebuilding the military is something Putin will pay attention to.
I don’t really pay attention to which accent I have. I’m in a singular box as an actress.
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.
I pay attention to the news. I take the ‘New York Times.’ I do the Saturday crossword.
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
Keep your blood pressure under control and pay attention to your urine. If it’s foamy, that’s not a good sign, and you need to check out your kidneys.
My beginnings in the Southwest are clear and palpable. My beginnings here made me pay attention to where the sun is, where the winds are, the power of the site… I take that baggage with me.
Antoine Predock
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.
I suffer from an amazing amount of insecurities, and I’m grateful that my body image, it’s normally not something I pay attention to.
Callie Thorne
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 don't pay attention a whole lot to what my numbers ar

I don’t pay attention a whole lot to what my numbers are.
Tom Glavine
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.
Although we have, in theory, abolished human slavery, recognized women’s rights, and stopped child labor, we continue to enslave other species who, if we simply pay attention, show quite clearly that they experience parental love, pain, and the desire for freedom, just as we do.
My theme song is always: ‘Pay attention to your viewer. Follow them.’
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.
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.
We need to pay attention to each other. We are our brother’s keepers. We are our sister‘s keepers.
Trai Byers
If you’re going to get elected to anything in Mississippi, you have to pay attention to and court the black vote.
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.
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.
Being an actor adjacent to the media industry, I pay attention to that landscape.
Jeremy Strong
If you don’t pay attention to me, I’m going to make you pay attention to me. I’ve always been that way.
I am just always trying to pay attention to how to communicate things that may not always be the hot topic issues and ways they can be entertaining and engaging. That’s what I think has always been my passion, even if it comes to the type of music that I do.
I pay attention to the things that nobody else is looking at.
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.
Pay attention to the big themes because that’s what will help you earn ten times your money.
Barry Sternlicht
Girls are smitten by guys who pay attention to the simple things in life which are mostly the small things that we tend to ignore.
Pay attention, don’t let life go by you. Fall in love with the back of your cereal box.
We tend to pay attention to that which is the most current on our radar screen.
Warren Rudman
Mistakes can be corrected by those who pay attention to facts but dogmatism will not be corrected by those who are wedded to a vision.
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.
When I’m on, people watch; people 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
For me that’s the magic of the printed page – we don’t have to pay attention to the passage of time and focus in on the realities of these characters at a specific age or at a specific time in their lives, and we can play with that to our hearts’ content.
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
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.
People in New York pay attention to national issues – a huge percentage of people.
Sydney Schanberg
Some entertainers don’t pay attention to what’s going on around them.
I really like United States so I pay attention to what goes on here. I don’t really pay attention to what goes on overseas or in other countries, unless it affects us, then I’ll pay attention.
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.
I kinda halfway paid attention to politics during my early years, but the older you get, the more you realize it’s very important to pay attention to who gets elected. They can ruin the country.
Ray Stevens
I'll wear a crop top if I'm not loving my stomach becau

I’ll wear a crop top if I’m not loving my stomach because it kind of forces me to pay attention to it and to love it, really.
A lot of guys picked up an instrument because they couldn’t get girls to pay attention to them in high school. They turned to the guitar as a sure-fire aphrodisiac. And most of the time, it did the trick.
I don’t really pay attention to WWE stuff as it’s just not for me.
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.
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.
One of the great things about being in entertainment is you have access to the media. People pay attention to you.
I pay serious attention to new artists. I pay attention to dope artists.
Trolling never bothers me. There are so many times when I don’t even pay attention to it.
It’s easy to get next to music theory, especially between your peers and music classes and so forth. You just pay attention. I had a good ear, so I realized that printed music was just about reminding you what to play.
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.
My job is to pay attention to my children’s genius and allow those leanings to lead them to their future.
Lisa Whelchel
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.
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.
At Gallaudet, deafness isn’t an issue. You don’t even think about it. Students can pay attention to accounting or psychology or journalism. But when a deaf person goes to another college, no matter how supportive it is, that person doesn’t get the same access.
I. King Jordan
Pay attention to the beauty surrounding you.
I’m a little top heavy, so I have to pay attention to that area. I think it was from my years of swimming in school when I was a kid and it just overdeveloped my upper body. In fact, when I started modeling, my back was so developed, I could not fit into any dresses.
I am a control freak. I am very hands on and pay attention to details.
The Chinese government clearly does pay attention to public opinion expressed on the Internet – the extent to which they choose to adapt their practices based on it, or ignore it, seems to vary.
I mean, defense to me is something that when you watch a game you don’t really pay attention to defense unless you’re very – unless you’re a specialist.
I had 16 other prisons that I needed to pay attention to, and we did. And I had 3,400 soldiers who were depending on me to take care of them, and I did.
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
I could go insane if I obsessed over every little detail of all of my companies. My management philosophy is to pay attention to the vital few and ignore the trivial many.
You have to learn the crowd. I just pay attention to them so I can make sure I can make them laugh.
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.
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.
Just listen to your coaches; pay attention to what they’re telling you to do.
Tell me to what you pay attention and I will tell you who you are.
The least anyone can do is pay attention to their parents and people who are elder to them.
Nothing says, ‘I pay attention to detail!’ like footwear flattery from a boy.
I wish to pay attention to what we can do better to prevent conflict. Because by avoiding conflict, we save human lives, and we also save money.
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?
In wrestling, there's a shelf life, and some wrestlers

In wrestling, there’s a shelf life, and some wrestlers don’t pay attention to the shelf life.
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
It’s always the guys who have absolutely nothing to give that start screaming and yelling about their makeup and trailers. It’s a diversion so you don’t pay attention to them, because they stink!
We want you to pay attention.
I have always felt that effect covers are very good covers. They bring you into the story if you pay attention to them.
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
I pay attention to how I look but I don’t let it go too far.
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.
Sometimes a script comes along that really makes you sit up and pay attention… ‘Life at These Speeds’ has an emotional intensity that really kicked me in the guts.
I was acting long before I began making videos on YouTube. But without the platform, would people have paid attention to what I had to offer in quite the same way? I don’t think they would have and I think what we pay attention to now has been shaped by social media.
I pay attention to my nails. I have had this particular German nail kit for years, and I take it everywhere. If I don’t trim and file my nails, they turn into talons. I cook a lot, too, and I don’t like to see bits of food stuck under them.
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.
I don’t know if I owned a toothbrush until I was 19, maybe. I didn’t come from stock that placed any importance on the toothbrush. But a couple of girls I met changed that. And I would do anything to get a girl to pay attention to me long enough that I could feel good about myself.
I don’t pay attention to what people think. I don’t really care what people think. All that matters is my teammates and my coaches.
I pay attention to everything now – the taste of bread, the taste of water.
When men are romantically interested in you, it’s really simple. Just ignore everything they say and only pay attention to what they do.
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
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 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.
So if people will pay attention to what I say because of our success as a group, I am going to use that.
The only thing I can think of was an incident one day when I did get angry with the substitutes for talking behind the goal while we were practising free-kicks – I told them to pay attention because we might need them during the match. That was something I always insisted on.
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.
A movie is painting, it’s photography, it’s literature – because you have to have the screenplay – it’s music. Put a different soundtrack to a comedy and it’s a tragedy. A movie combines all those forms and forces you to pay attention for two hours with a group of people.
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.
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
Pay attention to your body. The point is everybody is different. You have to figure out what works for you.
I think what everybody really wants is attention; we just want someone to pay attention to us.
As lawmakers, our job is to listen to our constituents. If our phones are ringing off the hook with people demanding to know where we stand on an issue, we pay attention.
The American people want to pay attention to serious ideas again. Our founding was built by people who were political philosophers, and we need to get back to that, away from this kind of cheap political rhetoric of Right and Left.
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.
You have to pay attention, like with tours and expenses; you have to factor that all in. You want to play music for the rest of your life, you have to pay attention to all the things. You want to know what’s always going on.
I started writing in fourth grade and never stopped. I

I started writing in fourth grade and never stopped. I faked my way through high school and nearly was flushed from college – I still can’t pay attention – and then had a series of day jobs. But always, continuously, I have written.
Arsenal prepare the players in the best way. They pay attention to every detail. We are able to recover optimally during our flights. The food and the service, everything’s geared perfectly to each other.
You have got to pay attention, you have got to study and you have to do your homework. You have to score higher than everybody else. Otherwise, there is always somebody there waiting to take your place.
Daisy Fuentes
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.
I pay attention to my diet to be a healthier gymnast, but I’m not obsessive over it.
Particularly women need to pay attention to what is unique to their own personal biology and emotional systems, and not deny it.
I don’t really pay attention to the filmmaker thing.
Jason Mewes
One of the more noble things the Oscars can do is pay attention to movies no one knows about. Blockbusters don’t need much help.
The last thing I will pay attention to is any of the usual Washington back and forth.
Robert Wilkie
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 do everything with a purpose, and I don’t really pay attention to the negativity.
History is made every day. The challenge is getting everyone to pay attention to it.
I try not to go crazy, but yes, I pay attention to what I eat.
It’s important to be gentle about my routines. I’ve learned that the hard way. When I’m really stressed out, I can take it out on my body and hurt myself. Sometimes I need to be as loving and soft with myself as possible. I’ve had to learn how to pay attention. It’s a kind of mind-set.
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.
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.
We’re one of the most highly regulated industries, and we have to pay attention to what government is doing.
Paul R. Ehrlich
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.
I don’t pay attention to negative stuff.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The strength of my mother is something I didn’t pay attention to for so long. Here she was, this single mom, who was part of the Great Migration, who was part of a Jim Crow south, who said, ‘I’m getting my kids out of here. I’m creating opportunities for these young people by any means necessary.’
I don’t know what hype you’re talking about, I don’t pay attention to 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
I don’t really pay attention to much online.
If you are dressing up, then dress to the hilt, else let it go easy. But no matter what, pay attention to the nails. Whether you keep it short, long, varnished or plain, it has to look good.
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 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.
I knew nothing of American History because I didn’t pay attention to American History in school. Because I did not see myself in American History in school.
Did Amy Winehouse have a hit single from 'Frank?' I lov

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.
Some people will go for the quick joke and not pay attention to the consequences.
John Ross Bowie
Basically, the actor’s job is to pay attention to the script.
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.
A director’s job is like parenting. You have to look after your actors like children, pay attention to each of their different abilities.
I should write a musical. That is probably one of the final areas that I should pay attention to, because it does kind of involve everything. It’s got theatre, it’s got young, pretty people… And it’s got money!
If you don’t love your job, you can’t maintain the discipline in playing that many years. It starts with the love, discipline and taking care of your body. Understanding the older you get, you have to pay attention to every single detail.
As I started to study old blues recordings and really pay attention to my favorites, it really started to come to me that all of my favorite pieces of music weren’t produced, they were performed. The producer is nearly invisible: no thumbprint other than the composition and the performers.
I can go days without eating if I don’t think about food. Your mind, to protect itself, learns not to pay attention to that hunger feeling.
Stock market goes up or down, and you can’t adjust your portfolio based on the whims of the market, so you have to have a strategy in a position and stay true to that strategy and not pay attention to noise that could surround any particular investment.
I find it strange that our children, teenagers are kept captive listening in classrooms. Earlier education was for career and livelihood. Now, it has to rise to solve the crisis facing the earth and nations have to pay attention to the education of children to save this planet.
I pay attention to the actors and stuff, but not even that much. I don’t pay attention to who’s writing.
Jason Mewes
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.
Do just once what others say you can’t do, and you will never pay attention to their limitations again.
James Cook
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.
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.
I pay attention to the sun. I’ve worn sunglasses while I play, for years, and apply sunscreen. No matter where I’m playing, there’s a rain suit in my bag, too.
Louis Oosthuizen
Money is like gasoline during a road trip. You don’t want to run out of gas on your trip, but you’re not doing a tour of gas stations. You have to pay attention to money, but it shouldn’t be about the money.
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 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.
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 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
An expert is someone who has succeeded in making decisions and judgements simpler through knowing what to pay attention to and what to ignore.
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.
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.
When women wear jeans people are tempted to pay attention to what is beyond it thus forcing them to do undesirable things.
K. J. Yesudas
I am involved in minor league baseball. I go around the country speaking to troubled youths, trying to help them understand that whatever path they choose, they’ll need to really pay attention to it.
I almost never go to news sites – it’s overwhelming how much content is out there. But I will pay attention to what my friends are picking up and sharing.
I don’t keep a lot of the trophy stuff. I don’t pay attention to it.
To pay attention to flattery or criticism is a waste of time for artists.
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
I began to pay attention to Scripture and meet people w

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
We had to cope with the media writing things which were not true, which were insulting. At around 13 I decided I was just not going to pay attention.
When you change defenses, it’s the same thing a lot of times. But different terminology means different things in that new defense. So you have to get accustomed to that. You have to study. Get in your books and pay attention.
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.
Pay attention to other people’s nightmares because they might be contagious.
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
My sense of proprietorship has been so weak that actually I didn’t pay attention and I lost the copyrights on a lot of the songs.
Too much of the education system orients students toward becoming better thinkers, but there is almost no focus on our capacity to pay attention and cultivate awareness.
I’m not Ryan Seacrest. If I want people to pay attention to me, I have to just eat scorching-hot food.
I don’t pay attention to which foot I’m developing. I just train normally and use both feet. I’d say I’m right-footed.
Santi Cazorla
You kinda got to embrace expectations, but it’s not something I pay attention to.
I pay attention to lyrics and I know what rap fans care about. I try to write for the average listener and I’m conscious of the mainstream without selling out.
Mercury is most commonly recognized as a developmental toxin, threatening to young children and fetuses as they develop their nervous system. Prenatal exposure to even low levels of mercury can cause life-long problems with language skills, fine motor function, and the ability to pay attention.
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.
If you look at a lot of animated movies, they don’t pay attention to how things move through space.
Hip-hop is a part of rock & roll because it comes from DJ culture. DJ culture is the embodiment of all genres and all recorded music, if you actually pay attention to it.
I don’t know, I really try not to pay attention to comparisons, ’cause I’m my own artist. I try to build my own sound.
I have made a promise to myself that I will have no limitations as an actor. I have realised I have to pay attention to the commercials or the business aspect of cinema, but deep inside, I am purely an artiste.
Most Americans will let liberals and conservatives play their games because most Americans don’t pay attention.
As a writer, putting words on the page is how I pay attention.
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.
You have to pay attention to the work on the page and make it as good as possible because it could be your last.
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.
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.
I don’t pay attention to how I feel about anything.
Ronald Burkle
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.
I think we have to pay attention to the Arab masses not just in the Gulf States, but also in the hinterlands.
The characteristics of people according to their star sign are similar, and we pay attention to how we can get the best out of them.
I took to heart the instructions my father drilled into my head. Respect the customer. Pay attention to her. Take her package to her car. You broke your neck to get what she wanted because you never knew when the next customer would come along.
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.
Men don’t pay attention to small things.
Katherine Johnson
It's not accidental that products get worse over time;

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.