I think my grandmother actually smelled like a cookie and that's enough
to get any child's attention. F(rancis) Lee Bailey Quoted by Phyllis
Hanes in Christian Science Monitor,15 Jun 1988.
Being a husband isawhole-timejob.That iswhysomany husbands fail. They
cannot give their entire attention to it. (Enoch) Arnold Bennett The Title, act1.
A democracy must remain at home in all matters that affect the nature
of her institutions. Theyare of a nature to call for the
undivided attention and devotion of the entire nation.We do
not want the racial antipathies or national
antagonisms of the Old World transformed to this continentas
they will, should we becomea part of European politics.
The people of this country are overwhelmingly for
a policy of neutrality. William Edgar Borah Radio broadcast, 22 Feb.
The naturalist in England, in his walks, enjoys a great advantage over
others in frequently meeting with something worthy of
attention; here he suffers a pleasant nuisance in
not being able to walk a hundred yards without being
fairly tied to the spot by some new and wondrous
creature. Charles Robert Darwin In Brazil. Journey of Researches into the Geology and Natural History of
the Various Countries Visited duringthe Voyage of HMS 'Beagle'
Round the World (published1839).
Let us fix our attention out of ourselves as much as possible; let us
chase our imagination to the heavens, or to the utmost
limits of the universe; we never really advance a step
beyond ourselves, nor can conceive any kind of existence,
but those perceptions, which have appeared in that
narrow compass. David Hume A Treatise of Human Nature, bk.1, pt.2, section 6.
You learn to love by lovingby paying attention and doing what one
thereby discovers has to be done. Aldous Leonard Huxley Time Must Have a Stop.
I had often
wondered why young women should marry, as they have so
much more freedom, and so much more attention paid to
them while unmarried, than when married. Samuel known as Dr Johnson Johnson Remark, 25 Mar. Quoted in James Boswell The Life
of Samuel Johnson
It is to what I have called the Apes of God that I am drawing your
attentionthose prosperous mountebanks who
alternately imitate and mock at and traduce those
figures they at once admire and hate. Jose Lezama Lima The Apes of God, pt.3.
Economics is the science which studies human behaviour as a
relationship between scarce resources and ends which have
alternative uses It does not attempt to pick out
certain kinds of behaviour, but focusesattentionona
particular aspect of behaviour, the form imposed by the
influence of scarcity. Market An Essay on the Nature and Significance of Economic
His socks compelled one's attention without losing one's respect. Saki pseudonym of Hector Hugh Munro The Chronicles of Clovis,'Ministers of Grace'.
open with a clock striking, to beget an awful attention in the audience: it
also marks the time, which is four o'clock in the morning, and
saves a description of the rising sun, and a great deal
about gilding the eastern hemisphere. 788 Richard Brinsley Sheridan Mr Puff, of his tragedy 'The Spanish Armada'.The
Critic, act 2, sc.2.
envy paranoids; they actually feel people are paying attention to them. 804 Susan Sontag In Time Out,19 Aug.
Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract ourattention from
serious things. Theyare but improved means to an
unimproved end. Henry David Thoreau Walden, or Life in theWoods,'Economy'.