Here and now, I’m paying attention to these quotes about paying attention:
“The right way to begin is to pay attention to the young, and make them just as good as possible.” — Socrates
“Pay attention to your enemies, for they are the first to discover your mistakes.” — Antisthenes
“If you’re not nervous then you’re not paying attention.” — Miles Davis
“If you’re not confused, you’re not paying attention.” — Tom Peters
“The difference between hearing and listening is paying attention.” — Ruth Messinger
“If you pay attention to when you are hungry, what your body wants, what you’re eating, when you’ve had enough, you end the obsession because obsession and awareness cannot coexist.” — Geneen Roth
“When you really pay attention, everything is your teacher.” — Ezra Bayda
“All you have to do is pay attention: lessons always arrive when you are ready, and if you can read the signs, you will learn everything you need to know in order to take the next step.” —Paulo Coelho
“The universe is full of noise. True wisdom is in knowing what to pay attention to.” — Debasish Mridha
“Pay more attention to the silence than to the sounds. Paying attention to outer silence creates inner silence: the mind becomes still. A portal is opening up.” — Eckhart Tolle
“Pay attention to the little things. They’re more important than you think.” — Matt Gutierrez
“Don’t beg for attention; pay attention to your dreams and others will pay attention to you.” — Israelmore Ayivor
“People will reveal who they are if you just pay attention.” — Germany Kent
“Pay attention to the gentle ones, the ones who can hold your gaze with no discomfort, the ones who smile to themselves while sitting alone in a coffee shop, the ones who walk as if floating. Take them in and marvel at them. Simply marvel. It takes an extraordinary person to carry themselves as if they do not live in hell.” — D. Bunyavong
“Pay attention to what you don’t see.” — Tia DeShay
“Pay attention to the beauty surrounding you.” — Anne Lamott
“The simple act of paying attention can take you a long way.” — Keanu Reeves
“You’ll have bad times. But that’ll always wake you up to the good stuff you weren’t paying attention to.” — Sean Maguire in Good Will Hunting
“Difficulties come when you don’t pay attention to life’s whisper. Life always whispers to you first, but if you ignore the whisper, sooner or later you’ll get a scream.” — Oprah Winfrey
“Paying attention is the most basic and profound expression of love.” —Tara Brach
“The greatest act of love is to pay attention.” — Diane Sawyer
“Every single person has a story that will break your heart. And if you’re paying attention, many people have a story that will bring you to your knees. Nobody rides for free.” — Brené Brown
“I understand now that I’m not a mess but a deeply feeling person in a messy world. I explain that now, when someone asks me why I cry so often, ‘For the same reason I laugh so often — because I’m paying attention.’ ” — Glennon Doyle
“But when we observe, we are forced to pay attention. We have to move from passive absorption to active awareness. We have to engage.” — Maria Konnikova
“To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work.” — Mary Oliver
Now it’s time to be paying attention to my latest photos.
If you’re paying attention, you might notice a typo in that job description. What else are you paying attention to?
Here‘s “Pay Attention” from Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit.
As always, I’m paying attention to gratitude, so thanks to all who help me pay attention to this daily blog, including YOU.