Distraction Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old distraction quotes, distraction sayings, and distraction proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Distraction leaches the authenticity out of our communications. When we are not emotionally present, we are gliding over the surface of our interactions and we never tangle in the depths where the nuances of our skills are tested and refined. Marian Deegan
Never let anyone or anything distract you from noticing how amazing you are. Edmond Mbiaka
Distraction wastes our energy, concentration restores it. Sharon Salzberg
Anything you believe you have to do or become before you can be free is a denial and distraction from the truth that you are already free. Alan Cohen
Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive. Elbert Hubbard
If you have never had any distractions you don't know how to pray. Thomas Merton
Your results are the product of either personal focus or personal distractions. The choice is yours. John Di Lemme
If destruction fails to entangle us, distraction will do it's best. Beth Moore
Nothing distracts one from one's true purpose in life more than following the crowd mentality. Edmond Mbiaka
You can always find a distraction if you're looking for one. Tom Kite
If we let ourselves, we shall always be waiting for some distraction or other to end before we can really get down to our work. C. S. Lewis
Immersing oneself in the problems of a book is a good way to keep from thinking of love. Orhan Pamuk
An addiction to distraction is the death of creative production. Robin S Sharma
Our normal human tendencies are distraction and dissipation. We begin one task, then get seduced by some other option, and lose our focus. We drift away from what is difficult and we know to be true, to what is comfortable and socially condoned. Daniel Pinchbeck
When there are thoughts, it is distraction: when there are no thoughts, it is meditation. Ramana Maharshi
When distractions are manifold, it's best to remember what you are supposed to be doing. David Levithan
We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfilment. Hilaire Belloc
Distraction is a killer of dreams, visions and goals. Topsy Gift
Even worthwhile endeavors need evaluation in order to determine if they have become distractions from the best goals. Quentin L. Cook
Art has to do with the arrest of attention in the midst of distraction. Saul Bellow
Eliminate all distractions and focus on things that add value to your life Sunday Adelaja
There is never a time when new distraction will not show up; we sow them, so several will grow from the same seed. Seneca
One man's distraction is another man's refuge. Khang Kijarro Nguyen
The biggest distraction in life to one's focus is often near locus standing people saying all hocus-pocus. Anuj
Goals for the future distract from worry and anger about the past and redirect your focus to the direction you're travelling in. Sam Owen
Distraction serves evil more than any other mental state. Stefan Molyneux
The mind gets distracted in all sorts of ways. The heart is its own exclusive concern and diversion. Malcolm De Chazal
Distraction is the only thing that consoles us for miseries and yet it is itself the greatest of our miseries. Blaise Pascal
Distraction is the most corrosive disease of the 20th century. James Victore
Ignorance is one of the best defense available. Distraction is a remedy. Maulik Doshi
Most of our distractions are designed to invite us away from this recognition, which is a good idea. Leonard Cohen
There are always distractions, if you allow them. Tony La Russa
Starve your distractions, feed your focus. Anonymous
One of the points about distractions is that everything that they do is destabilizing. Bruce Sterling
We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment. Hilaire Belloc
If thou rememberest that thou art going to heaven, thou wilt not sleep on the road. If thou thinkest that hell is behind thee, and the devil pursuing thee, thou wilt not loiter. Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Work is hard. Distractions are plentiful. And time is short. Adam Hochschild
Distraction is nine-tenths of consciousness. Marty Rubin
By preserving over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination. Christopher Columbus
By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination. Christopher Columbus
All profound distraction opens certain doors. You have to allow yourself to be distracted when you are unable to concentrate. Julio Cortazar
You must mind and not lower the Church in people's eyes by seeming to be frightened about it for such a little thing. George Eliot
Serious people are not easily distracted! Israelmore Ayivor
It's easy to forgo distractions and to not accumulate things when you have a larger goal on the horizon. Hugh Howey
No fear. No distractions. The ability to let that which does not matter truly slide. Chuck Palahniuk
Distracted from distraction by distraction. TS Eliot
All the while thou livest ill, thou hast the trouble, distraction, inconveniences of life, but not the sweets and true use of it. Thomas Fuller
Any distraction tends to get in the way of being an effective gangster. Terence Winter
In the midst of overwhelming noise and distraction, the voice of story is calling us to remember our true selves. Christina Baldwin
Let the person who is talking know that you are listening by making eye contact and focusing on the sound of their voice rather than the distractions around you. Brenda Knight
When someone else is speaking, it is easy to become distracted by thoughts and external sounds, such as a car horn or other nearby conversations—and by giving in to these distractions you can miss crucial details from the speaker. Brenda Knight
Remember the clock is ticking, and if you allow the distraction to waste your time the referee will blow the whistle ending the match before you score your goal. So run to your goal and do not look to the left or right. r bt5 Nadia McInnis
Looking at small advantages prevents great affairs from being accomplished. Kongfuzi
If you direct your whole thought to work itself, none of the things which invade eyes or ears will reach the mind. Quintillian
If your mind races, return to the place you were before the thought. Return to the site of oneness. Kabbalah
Don't search for truth with your intellect. Don't search at all. The nature of the mind is intrinsically pure...If you don't run after sounds and sights or let appearances give rise to conceptual thinking, you will become men unattached to all things. Huijai Dazhu
If the mind tends to run off, then unify it by means of the breath; if the breath tends to become rough, then use the mind to make it fine. If you do this, how can the mind fail to stabilize? Lu Dong Bin
All this talk and turmoil and noise and movement and desire are outside the veil; Inside the veil is silence and calm and peace. Abu Yazid Al-Bistami
Don't think. Don't get lost in your thoughts. Your thoughts are a veil on the face of the moon. That moon is your heart, and those thoughts cover your heart. So let them go, just let them fall into the water Jalaluddin Rumi
Often I am not where I am, but where my thoughts lead me. Thomas a Kempis
No mind is much employed upon the present; recollection and anticipation fill up all our moments. Samuel Johnson
Sit in reverie and watch the changing colors / Of the waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Our minds are like crows. They pick up everything that glitters, no matter how uncomfortable our nests get with all that metal in them. Thomas Merton
I never learned to stop at the skin. If I looked at a man or a woman, I wanted to see inside. Being distracted by shading or coloring is stupid. It gets in the way. It's something I just can't see. Ray Charles
Not to be able to stop thinking is a dreadful affliction, but we don't realize this because almost everybody is suffering from it, so it is considered normal. This incessant mental noise prevents you from finding that realm of inner stillness that is inseparable from Being. Eckhard Tolle
The mind that is not always caught up in detail is your only treasure. Stop chasing details and become still to feel it. The mind that sees details clearly but is not caught by them is like a vast borderless mirror. That mind does not oppose itself. G. Bluestone
You try to distract yourself from the pain, but only death will end it. Napoleon Bonaparte
To busy oneself with what is futile when one can do something useful, to attend to what is simple when one has the mettle to attempt what is difficult, is to strip talent of its dignity. It is a sin not to do what one is capable of doing. Jose Marti
I never enlighten anyone who has not been driven to distraction by trying to understand a difficulty or who has not gotten into a frenzy trying to put his ideas into words. Confucius
It is very difficult to be learned; it seems as if people were worn out on the way to great thoughts, and can never enjoy them because they are too tired. George Eliot
However entrancing it is to wander unchecked through a garden of bright images, are we not enticing your mind from another subject of almost equal importance? Ernest Bramah
Sand was dribbling out of the bag of her attention, faster and faster. Sarah Blake
The most dangerous distractions are the ones you love, but that doesn't love you back. Warren Buffett
A little distraction we need, to destroy what we believe. Priyanshu
Thinking is good for your mind, but too much thinking leads to distraction. Ehabib
The result of information overload is usually distraction, and it dilutes your focus and takes you off your game. Zig Ziglar
People allow themselves to get distracted; I think ultimately, probably the biggest thing that gets in the way of people doing it at any point in time is a distraction. David Allen
Be aware when distractions come your way. You'll know it’s a distraction when you stop doing what you're supposed to be doing and find yourself pondering things that have no value. Beverly R. Imes
Less distraction, more focus. Less gossip, more encouragement. Less past, more future. Less toxicity, more positivity. Robin Sharma