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    In a world of global dependencies with no corresponding global polity and few tools of global justice, the rich of the world are free to pursue their own interests while paying no attention to the rest.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    tags: justice  world  attention 
     
    Human attention tends to be focused on the satisfactions relationships are hoped to bring, precisely because somehow they have not been truly satisfactory. And if they do satisfy, the price of this satisfaction has often been found to be unacceptable.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    The Bible unites its interpreters as a shared focus of attention, but it does not demand consensus. On the contrary, it invites and prods us to make responsible choices, to take responsibility for the choices that we have made... It was always like that, and our holy scripture grows over the centuries, gets thicker and thicker, with more texts around, which need/have to be looked into, referred to, considered.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    It's a lot harder to do an ensemble because your energy is going in so many different places, and you have to cover everybody. You have to sort of split your attention.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: energy  attention 
     
    I get embarrassed a lot of times getting attention, but I like being onstage. Do you know what I mean? If I'm in a crowd of people and they're all looking at me, I will feel embarrassed. It's a strange dichotomy.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: time  people  attention 
     
    That's the most important thing in art: to be aware, pay attention, be inspired - but it should come ultimately from you.
    — Zoe Kravitz
    tags: attention 
     
    I guess I always like being asked questions about influence or inspiration, like, "What are you reading? Who are your heroes? Is there any one person you want to shout out to now?" I really love paying it forward with love and attention, because that's what I like to read.
    — Zoe Kazan
    I feel lucky to receive such critical attention and praise when you're in a show that's going to last a month, it's just easier when audiences are more receptive. I've done two new shows this year, so I'm always excited to work on something a little older, traditional and structured.
    — Zoe Kazan
    tags: work  praise  attention  year 
     
    Attention is the mind's feet; if you do not control your attention strictly, it runs into misleading pathways.
    — Zicheng Hong
    tags: control  attention  mind 
     
    Seek respect, not attention. It lasts longer.
    — Ziad K. Abdelnour
    tags: respect  attention 
     
    The enlightened attention rejects nothing nor welcomes anything-like a mirror it responds equally to all.
    — Zhuangzi
    tags: attention 
     
    It's important for people to try and be more like Marco Polo in how he explored the world, very few of us nowadays pay attention to cultures and try to understand them.
    — Zhu Zhu
    Because jurors have an extraordinary amount of power over the situation and of the people and the story in front of them, they tend to pay pretty intense attention to what's happening.
    — Zephyr Teachout
    I want men and women to both feel a part in the flourishment of female power. So I want to celebrate that power that women have, that they acquired and are still acquiring all over the world. And it's kind of my way of joining the movement and bringing positive attention to an overgrowing awareness of females everywhere who are breaking the mold.
    — Zella Day
    Character is developed one positive action at a time. Therefore nothing is actually trivial in our lives. To grow in character development, pay attention to seemingly trivial matters. Someone who grows from each minor life event will eventually reach high levels of character perfection.
    — Zelig Pliskin
    The preparations for my new voyage prevented the possiblity of my paying that attention to the correction of my errors, that I should otherwise have done.
    — Zebulon Pike
    tags: attention 
     
    This scene may disturb you, so you have to pay attention.
    — Zane
    tags: attention 
     
    I just hated being around attention and stuff. In the clubhouse, I hated being around that. I didn't like anything to do with being around people, for the most part. I mean, I could be around them, just not in a talking situation, and that would make it even worse.
    — Zack Greinke
    tags: people  attention 
     
    People are going to be way more patient listening to what I have to say now. I don't have five seconds to get their attention, I have five minutes. That's a huge window.
    — Zachary Cole Smith
    There's positive attention and there's negative attention - negative attention is easy, positive attention requires actual hard work.
    — Zachary Cole Smith
    tags: work  attention  positive 
     
    I had no interest in sports so I didn't make friends in that traditional way where kids are in public school and they go and they join clubs, and play sports. So I kind of had to find my own way to make friends and get attention and so I just was the class clown.
    — Zach Braff
    In theater or movies you see either 'I'm religious' or 'I'm an atheist.' I've never seen too much discussion of 'I believe there's a higher power but I'm hesitant to reach out to him because I don't know if I'm worthy of his attention.
    — Zach Braff
    It's weird, but I don't feel like think I deserve any of the attention. There's really nothing but one audition for a Disney Channel movie that separates me from 2,000 other brown-haired, blue-eyed guys in L.A., you know?
    — Zac Efron
    tags: attention  movie 
     
    The more attention you give to the paparazzi, the more it just, like, validates everything . . .
    — Zac Efron
    tags: attention 
     
    I think if you're fame-hungry, go out to a nightclub and get drunk... why do that? I don't understand how some people would want fame so bad that they'd go out and get negative attention to earn it.
    — Zac Efron
    tags: people  bad  fame  attention 
     
    I was a tomboy and didn't pay too much attention to my clothes.
    — Yvonne Strahovski
    tags: attention 
     
    To foster creativity, I think a little pressure can be good, but stress isn't good. Knowing that you have a defined window of time and you're going to dedicate your attention to it is a positive - but you can't think of it as needing a track that's going to change your life.
    — Yukimi Nagano
    For us, as artists, our goal isn't to forever try to play at the biggest venue ever. Our goal is to make music and keep pushing ourselves creatively, whether it gets attention or not. If we get to do that without being broke? That's our goal. And that may not mean that's going to result in us playing the biggest venue in the world.
    — Yukimi Nagano
    For a long time I heard rap without paying attention, but it is still a way of life, even when you're a kid.
    — Young Thug
    tags: time  attention  kids 
     
    I felt it was necessary. I never ever paid attention to any election. Not really [into] politics or anything like that. It never benefited us. This time around, it's not a black-or-white thing - you got somebody in there for us that's well-spoken and gonna handle their business. I just wanted to do my part and let them know we need change, we need help, it's rough out there.
    — Young Jeezy
    It's true that there are younger people making films, and there are different kinds of films. This has created some attention in what's coming out of Greece, and people like to find a way to name this new ethnic cinema. It's not like there's a movement, or a common philosophy in making these films. They're just things that happened, and now people are paying attention to it.
    — Yorgos Lanthimos
    You invite judgment into your life every time you judge others. To avoid this invitation to negativity, it's best to stop focusing on others' darkness. Instead, pay attention to their strengths. Today, be a horse with blinders. Look at only the good. As you develop this power, you will attract positive forces into your life.
    — Yehuda Berg
    It's not our fault our generation has short attention spans, Dad. We watch an appalling amount of TV.
    — Yeardley Smith
    tags: attention 
     
    As an actor you're used to being the focus of attention.
    — Yasmine Bleeth
    tags: focus  attention 
     
    I feel that the All-Star game is more like a party because its made up of a lot of elements. However the core of All-Star is still the 48 minute-game and all the fans will pay all attention to the showcase of the players excellent skills. The result of the game is not much of a concern.
    — Yao Ming
    tags: attention  games 
     
    I like to look at American and European street style. Basically, I look at things I like and want to buy, just like everyone else. But having said that, I think that it can be a bad idea to pay too close attention to someone else's total look.
    — Yang Mi
    tags: bad  attention  ideas  american 
     
    A dance performance is rather like going out into a battlefield. You have to hold the attention of as many as five to 10,000 people a lot of whom do not follow your language.
    — Yamini Krishnamurthy
    In France, I found there is a lot of attention to the little details and to the quality of life.
    — Yael Naim
    tags: attention  quality 
     
    It's kind of bizarre, isn't it? Having that kind of attention. I'm not under the microscope in the same fashion that a lot of the other cast members are, so I think I can slide under the radar a little bit more, but getting any attention at all is completely new for me.
    — Xavier Samuel
    tags: fashion  attention 
     
    It's harder to build than destroy. To build is to engage and change. In jazz, we call progressing harmonies changes. Changes are like obstacles on a speed course. They demand your attention and require you to be present. They are coming...they are here..... and then they are gone. It's how life comes. Each moment is a procession from the future into the past and the sweet spot is always the present. Live in that sweet spot. Be present.
    — Wynton Marsalis
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