|One of the greatest gifts you can give to anyone is the gift of attention.
– Jim Rohn (1930-2009)
|The one serviceable, safe, certain, remunerative, attainable quality in every study and in every pursuit is the quality of attention. My own invention, or imagination, such as it is, I can most truthfully assure you, would never have served me as it has but for the habit of commonplace, humble, patient, daily, toiling, drudging attention.
– Charles Dickens (1812-1870)
|Art has something to do with the achievement of stillness in the midst of chaos. A stillness which characterizes prayer, too, and the eye of the storm…an arrest of attention in the midst of distraction.
– Saul Bellow (1915-2005)
|A pen is certainly an excellent instrument to fix a man’s attention and to inflame his ambition.
– John Adams (1735-1826)