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    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
    Life is like a camera. Focus on what's important. Capture the good times. And if things don't work out, just take another shot.
    — Ziad K. Abdelnour
    tags: time  work  focus 
    Listing What You Have: Internalize the attitude that regardless of how many things you do not have, you can still be happy and grateful if you keep your focus on what you do have. Make a list of possessions, talents, and good qualities you have and whenever you catch yourself becoming obsessed with something you lack, review your list.
    — Zelig Pliskin
    The more frequently you focus on your appreciation and gratitude for each breath, the greater will be your sense of daily gratitude... Now say, 'I am joyfully grateful for each and every breath.' If you have any doubt of your gratitude, just imagine the alternative for a moment - not being able to breathe!
    — Zelig Pliskin
    A master of happiness will appreciate what he or she has while they have them and the moment any specific thing is gone or lost, the focus will be on other things to appreciate and be grateful for. At times, this could be gratitude for the memories that remain. Material and physical objects are temporary, memories are forever.
    — Zelig Pliskin
    The thoughts you think create your feelings and emotions. The thoughts you think are the key factor in what you say and do. The entire quality of your life is totally dependent on the thoughts you choose to think focus on. Choose thoughts of gratitude. You will be tremendously grateful that you did.
    — Zelig Pliskin
    Focus on the roses: 'A person who gathers honey will not escape being stung by bees. A person who gathers roses will not escape being scratched by thorns.' The positive things in life also have negative aspects. Keep your focus on the beautiful roses of the world, and the thorns will seem trivial and inconsequential.
    — Zelig Pliskin
    Objects of Appreciation: Every time you go to use a utensil or instrument, take pleasure and feel gratitude for the fact that you have such an object available. If you focus on this, you'll be able to be lifted many many times each day. Some common examples include: a pen, fork, cup, key, computers, clock, chair, stapler, and eyeglasses.
    — Zelig Pliskin
    I can't just sit down and make a song in a day. It's only possible if you focus on the music and not the sound.
    — Zedd
    tags: focus  song  music 
    There are some very similar moments in the early work where the focus was on drawing, abstraction and fragmentation. Then it moved to the development of ideas. Lately it has become what architecture should be, which is more fluid organization. There has not been so much 'a change' but 'a development'.
    — Zaha Hadid
    I can't focus when there's too many things around. Whenever I used to go to the office, I used to always say, 'Tidy up.'
    — Zaha Hadid
    tags: focus 
    The eyes get lost in 3-D. With 3-D, your eyes are looking for the plane of focus, right? And the problem is, when you do quick cuts, your eyes can't find it.
    — Zack Snyder
    tags: focus  problem  lost  eyes 
    I knew I needed a partner. I needed someone who could focus on and spearhead the business side of things, and [Neal Dodson] was great at that. That's how it started.
    — Zachary Quinto
    tags: focus  business 
    There was no other concern; there was no other focus [in the Governor's School]. It was simply there to learn and grow and perform, and that was pretty amazing and informative. I'd say that was a big pivotal moment for me.
    — Zachary Quinto
    tags: focus  moment  learn 
    I just try to let myself really focus on the work that's ahead of me and what my job is and how I bring something to life.
    — Zachary Quinto
    tags: work  focus  job 
    Oftentimes, people start with something, whatever it is, and it's great, but over the years, it loses its focus or way and corners get cut. Some people are fine with that, but I'm not.
    — Zachary Levi
    tags: people  focus  year 
    Some kid can say, "Hey, I really want you to play my town in Switzerland, or Sweden, or Latvia," and they could have a fun night at the show. On the other hand, all those kids could have a record that means something to them in a more personal way a couple months down the road. The live band is a really important thing for us, but my focus is on the album now.
    — Zachary Cole Smith
    tags: live  personal  focus  night  fun  kids 
    You write things that are of interest to you. There's no focus group.
    — Zach Galifianakis
    tags: focus  write 
    It's funny because you do often read in recounts of very famous albums, people tend to focus on mistakes in really positive ways, and there's certain mistakes of my own that I always do find on every record that I needed to accept. I find it really interesting to talk about. I always write songs at the wrong tempos, and I have to learn to accept that a little bit.
    — Zach Condon
    I can't say I agree with something that takes the focus away from me.
    — Zach Braff
    tags: focus 
    I would love to explore film seeing as I have prominently been on television. It would be nice to change it up and focus on film a little bit.
    — Yvonne Strahovski
    tags: focus  seeing  film 
    ...it's the same with business. If you focus on the goal and not the process, you inevitably compromise. Businessmen who focus on profits wind up in the hole. For me, profit is what happens when you do everything else right.
    — Yvon Chouinard
    tags: focus  process  right  goal  business 
    I'm uncomfortable with the focus on the poet and not on the poem.
    — Yusef Komunyakaa
    tags: focus  poem  poet 
    Often people, especially computer engineers, focus on the machines. But in fact we need to focus on humans, on how humans care about doing programming or operating the application of the machines.
    — Yukihiro Matsumoto
    The most important part of a RPG is the player feeling like they are taking the role of a character in a fully realised fantasy world. They can explore, visit various towns and places, talk to people, customise their character, collect various items, and defeat monsters. The story is not the focus of the experience and is only there to make the atmosphere of the fantasy world more interesting and engaging during the course of the game.
    — Yuji Horii
    What Confucius tells us to focus on first is not how to bring stability to the world, but how to be the best possible version of ourselves. To "cultivate one's moral character" is the first step towards taking responsibility for the nation, and for society. Confucius and his disciples struggled hard to be "the best version" of themselves, but their aim in this was to better carry out their responsibilities to the society in which they lived.
    — Yu Dan
    I've always been making original music. I think that when I sat down with Losing Focus, I approached it different. I had a clearer understanding of who I was talking to, because I was able to go out and tour and see them right in front of me. I wanted to speak to them and speak about this lifestyle.
    — Young De
    We focus on money, getting money and winning. We let the rest of them chase the women. We focus on winning cuz getting women is slight work. That's all the time with us.
    — Yo Gotti
    tags: time  work  women  focus  winning  money 
    One of my theories about why we've been cranky is Australians have been forced to focus on politics or party politics a little bit more than they normally would.
    — Yitzhak Rabin
    tags: focus  politics 
    I put priority on such artists who focus on the world of "oblivion" and who consider placing themselves into the world of "oblivion" as fundamental to their attitude for their expression.
    — Yasumasa Morimura
    As an actor you're used to being the focus of attention.
    — Yasmine Bleeth
    tags: focus  attention 
    This world isn't perfect. That means it isn't perfectly good; but it isn't perfectly bad, either. The ease comes with the hardship. Shift the focus of what you see, and your experience of this life will change.
    — Yasmin Mogahed
    tags: world  experience  focus  bad 
    If you want to focus more on Allah in your prayers, focus more on Him outside your prayers.
    — Yasmin Mogahed
    tags: focus  prayer 
    I am a basketball player, and I would like to focus my energy on basketball. The other things, I would rather not do. It is not something I am greatly interested in, but I know it is my responsibility.
    — Yao Ming
    I'm not an expert when it comes to technology, but what changed things for me was autofocus. I used to have to throw away half my pictures because it was so difficult to get the focus right.
    — Yann Arthus-Bertrand
    tags: focus  right  technology 
    People are trying to grab every part of you, so it's really hard to focus.
    — Yani Tseng
    tags: people  focus 
    I am closer and closer to reaching my childhood dream. This is really exciting! I will continue to work hard, to focus on each tournament I play.
    — Yani Tseng
    tags: work  focus  dreams  childhood 
    I want to improve my bunker, fairway and putting status because that's been my weakness over the last three years. If I can just focus on this, then everything else will come.
    — Yani Tseng
    tags: focus  weakness  year 
    I'm a big researcher. I love libraries and archives and I have a huge National Geographiccollection. I have a good amount of books and records, and I'm on the Internet. I think research yields a lot and can help you pull different discordant works that may not be harmonious. Through time and with patience and focus, you bring them all together.
    — Xaviera Simmons
    Music is the art of all the invisible things that are real. Art, emotion, spiritual essence, consciousness - these things are hard to prove. Music helps you to focus on your sound. We understand that for very young kids.
    — Wynton Marsalis
    tags: young  focus  emotion  help  real  music  spiritual  kids 
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