The American people?were like him: cheerful, optimistic, patriotic, inconsistent, and casually inattentive.
It is a great advantage for any man to be able to talk or hear, neither ignorantly nor absurdly, upon any subject; for I have known people, who have not said one word, hear ignorantly and absurdly; it has appeared by their inattentive and unmeaning faces.stanhope, philip, 4th earl of chesterfield
The brave man inattentive to his duty , is worth little more to his country, than the coward who deserts her in the hour of danger .andrew jackson
Am I going to have to use my ‘Mother of Five Voice’ to be heard?" (to an inattentive audience while campaigning)-Quoted in the October 23, 2006 issue of Newsweeknancy pelosi