91+ Best Distraction Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational distraction quotes will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

Famous Distraction Quotes

Thinking is good for your mind, but too much thinking leads to distraction. E. Habib

I loved you so much once. I did. More than anything in the whole wide world. Imagine that. What a laugh that is now. Can you believe it? We were so intimate once upon a time I can’t believe it now. The memory of being that intimate with somebody. We were so intimate I could puke. I can’t imagine ever being that intimate with somebody else. I haven’t been. Raymond Carver

Don’t let mediocrity distract you from greatness. Asad Meah

If you get stuck, get away from your desk. Take a walk, take a bath, go to sleep, make a pie, draw, listen to music, meditate, exercise; whatever you do, don’t just stick there scowling at the problem. But don’t make telephone calls or go to a party; if you do, other people’s words will pour in where your lost words should be. Open a gap for them, create a space. Be patient. Hilary Mantel

TV is a distraction from being awesome. James Blacker

Is everybody in? Is everybody in? Is everybody in? The ceremony is about to begin. The entertainment for this evening is not new, you’ve seen this entertainment through and through you have seen your birth, your life, your death you may recall all the rest. Did you have a good world when you died? enough to base a movie on?? Jim Morrison

Multi tasking arises out of distraction itself. Marilyn Vos Savant

All profound distraction opens certain doors. You have to allow yourself to be distracted when you are unable to concentrate. Julio Cortázar

Acclaim is a distraction. James Broughton

We are always falling in love or quarreling, looking for jobs or fearing to lose them, getting ill and recovering, following public affairs. If we let ourselves, we shall always be waiting for some distraction or other to end before we can really get down to our work. The only people who achieve much are those who want knowledge so badly that they seek it while the conditions are still unfavorable. Favorable conditions never come. C.S. Lewis

I needed something the distraction of another life to alleviate fear. Bret Easton Ellis

The soul is torn apart in a painful condition as long as it prefers the eternal because of its Truth but does not discard the temporal because of familiarity. St. Augustine of Hippo

Sand was dribbling out of the bag of her attention, faster and faster. Sarah Blake

They say you don’t get over someone until you find someone or something better. As humans, we don’t deal well with emptiness. Any empty space must be filled. Immediately. The pain of emptiness is too strong. It compels the victim to fill that place. A single moment with that empty spot causes excruciating pain. That’s why we run from distraction to distraction and from attachment to attachment. Yasmin Mogahed

We are not that busy; we are just distracted. Shawn Wells

The saints, too, had wandering minds. The saints, too, had constantly to recall their constantly wandering mind child home. They became saints because they continued to go after the little wanderer, like the Good Shepherd. Peter Kreeft

The most dangerous distractions are the ones you love, but that don’t love you back. Warren Buffett

It is very difficult to be learned; it seems as if people were worn out on the way to great thoughts, and can never enjoy them because they are too tired. George Eliot

Deep in the soul, below pain, below all the distraction of life, is a silence vast and grand  an infinite ocean of calm, which nothing can disturb. Nature’s own exceeding peace, which passes understanding. That which we seek with passionate longing, here and there, upward and outward; we find at last within ourselves. Richard Maurice Bucke

I needed something the distraction of another life to alleviate fear. Bret Easton Ellis

Say no to distraction so you can say yes to your destiny. Thema Davis

However entrancing it is to wander unchecked through a garden of bright images, are we not enticing your mind from another subject of almost equal importance? Ernest Bramah

Love is your one and only goal everything else is a distraction. J.R. Incer

A person who is another man’s slave is better than one who is a slave to lust. Michael Bassey Johnson

We are always falling in love or quarreling, looking for jobs or fearing to lose them, getting ill and recovering, following public affairs. If we let ourselves, we shall always be waiting for some distraction or other to end before we can really get down to our work. The only people who achieve much are those who want knowledge so badly that they seek it while the conditions are still unfavorable. Favorable conditions never come. C.S. Lewis

Be careful because sometimes distractions can come into your life dressed as love and attention when it’s in fact a distraction. Scarlet Jei Saoirse

I was quite possibly in the midst of losing my mind. I needed to get away from people until I figured out if I actually was losing my mind. Ransom Riggs

In any academic field, it’s either fall in love with books and avoid engaging in emotional affairs with people, or vice versa, but you can’t possibly focus on both at the same time because love is so powerful that it can cause distraction. Godwin Elijah

Procrasdemon is fighting hard to feed off of distractions and pleasures. Neeraj Agnihotri

Truly paying attention to something or someone makes it or them seem as big as the universe. Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Sand was dribbling out of the bag of her attention, faster and faster. Sarah Blake

You are my addiction. You are my muse. My worst distraction. My poetry hues. Avijeet Das

The age in which we live, this non stop distraction, is making it more impossible for the young generation to ever have the curiosity or discipline because you need to be alone to find out anything. Vivienne Westwood

I can’t blame modern technology for my predilection for distraction, not after all the hours I’ve spent watching lost balloons disappear into the clouds. I did it before the Internet, and I’ll do it after the apocalypse, assuming we still have helium and weak gripped children. Colson Whitehead

Distraction wastes our energy, concentration restores it. Sharon Salzberg

I’d find someone else. No distractions. Men get in the way of ambition. Plus, they laugh at you when you fail. Rose Pressey

Work is hard. Distractions are plentiful. And time is short. Adam Hochschild

At painful times, when composition is impossible and reading is not enough, grammars and dictionaries are excellent for distraction. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

The result of information overload is usually a distraction, and it dilutes your focus and takes you off your game. Zig Ziglar

If our state were really happy, we should not need to take our minds off it in order to make ourselves happy. Blaise Pascal

People allow themselves to get distracted; I think ultimately, probably the biggest thing that gets in the way of people doing at any point in time is distraction. David Allen

Lies and secrets were distracting. Holly Jackson

When I meet with the founders of a new company, my advice is always, Do fewer things, it’s true of partnerships, marketing opportunities, anything that’s taking up your time. The vast majority of things are distractions, and very few really matter to your success. Evan Williams

The ability to memorize a very large number of things is not nearly as valuable as the ability to tell what is worth remembering. Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Distractions destroy action. If it’s not moving you towards your purpose, leave it alone. Jermaine Riley

In the short term, distractions can keep us from doing the things we want to do. In the longer term, however, they can accumulate and keep us from living the lives we want to live, or, even worse, undermine our capacities for reflection and self regulation. Jenny Odell

Disconnect from everything long enough to see if it feeds your soul or if it’s a distraction. What’s deeply connected will always remain. Maryam Hasnaa

A mind inclined to misery is a mind that must keep busy. Criss Jami

When there are thoughts, it is distraction: when there are no thoughts, it is meditation. Ramana Maharshi

Whatever takes your mind off yourself is good for you. Marty Rubin

A little distraction we need, to destroy what we believe. Priyanshu

If more people hadn’t been at home, sitting around the TV, watching the game, they would have been on freeways, they would have been out in the world, where it was collapsing, just falling apart. Tommy Orange

Follow the wandering, the distraction, find out why the mind has wandered; pursue it, go into it fully. When the distraction is completely understood, then that particular distraction is gone. When another comes, pursue it also. Jiddu Krishnamurti

When you can manage your time and block out unnecessary distractions and mute the noise that tends to send you into a state of confusion and disarray, you are better able to give the people, work, and activities the enthusiasm they deserve, to make it every moment of the day count, and to dedicate the time and effort each person deserves. Carlos Wallace

I need distractions. Good distractions, not bad ones. A good distraction for me is a great play. Danny Aiello

Smartphones are source of distraction, I am not using it anymore. Santosh Kumar

I don’t think you go to a play to forget, or to a movie to be distracted. I think life generally is a distraction and that going to a movie is a way to get back, not go away. Tom Noonan

When the enemy realizes he can’t derail God’s covenant with you, he’ll work overtime to derail your faith response to it. Andrena Sawyer

All profound distraction opens certain doors. You have to allow yourself to be distracted when you are unable to concentrate. Julio Cortázar

Let passion be your distraction. Jaya Bhateja

Take an occasional holiday from what you love or you’ll end up hating what you love. Marty Rubin

You understand absolutely nothing about modern civilization unless you first admit that it is a universal conspiracy against all interior life. Georges Bernanos

In nature, every distraction is an inspiration. Michael Bassey Johnson

If you could strip away all your distraction and obligations, who would you be left with? Adam J. Kurtz

Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive. Elbert Hubbard

Don’t miss the blues skies while staring at the billboards. VaeEshia Ratcliff Davis

Immersing oneself in the problems of a book is a good way to keep from thinking of love. Orhan Pamuk

Opportunity knocks but some people are too busy watching TV. Wayne Gerard Trotman

One man’s distraction is another man’s refuge. Khang Kijarro Nguyen

Swallowed up in the belly of the whale of infatuation, I now needed to distract myself in order to stay happy. Because our unknowable future shadowed the countenance of my soul. Aspen Matis

An addiction to distraction is the end of your creative production. Robin Sharma

You’re never happy if your main focus in life is that you want to be happy. Then you’re always thinking about whether you’re happy. You have to find some other thing that isn’t happiness that makes you happy that you focus on. Hank Green

The past is a distraction, a source of envy, enmity, bitterness. Only the present matters, for only in the present can we shape the future. Cut loose the past; it is dead weight. Let the Extirpation continue. Let it never end. Stephen Baxter

He felt the craving within him, the need to be entertained. And they all felt this way; the settlement yearned for the bizarre. Philip K. Dick

When a person can’t find a deep sense of meaning, they distract themselves with pleasure. Viktor Frankl

Nothing is wrong in fighting a battle, but something is wrong in fighting a wrong battle. Bamigboye Olurotimi

We fight too many battles that don’t matter. If the battle is not between you and your destiny, then it is a distraction. You have to learn to let things go. Joel Osteen

We are life in the age of so much fuckin notification distract our focus. Gun Gun Febrianza

Less distraction, more focus. Less gossip, more encouragement. Less past, more future. Less toxicity, more positivity. Robin Sharma

You are my distraction now, whether you want it or not. So take responsibility for it. Melanie Sargsian

Clever gimmicks of mass distraction yield a cheap soulcraft of addicted and self medicated narcissists. Cornel West

The world is one stage with a platform for all. You have a voice. Shout. Or lose the voice you were divinely given to your own distractions.  Richie Norton

As we hone the ability to let go of distraction, to begin again without rancor or judgment, we are deepening forgiveness and compassion for ourselves. And in life, we find we might make a mistake, and more easily begin again, or stray from our chosen course and begin again. Sharon Salzberg

While in any academic field of study, it is either you fall in love with books and avoid going into emotional affairs with humans, or the other way round, but you cannot possibly focus on the both at the same time because love is as powerful as being able to cause distraction. Elijah Onyemmeri

When people can’t bury themselves with work, they can’t run away from their feelings and all it needs is a little free time to reveal who they are. Sarvesh Jain

Take an occasional holiday from what you love or you’ll end up hating what you love. Marty Rubin

Don’t allow distractions and temptations misguide you  satisfy you for a brief moment. Be strong stay focused. Genereux Philip

An alarum for waking life, the telephone. It’s the trustiest tool to yank someone away from actual productivity. A.D. Aliwat

Goals for the future distract from worry and anger about the past and redirect your focus to the direction you’re traveling in. Sam Owen

When people can’t bury themselves with work, they can’t run away from their feelings and all it needs is a little free time to reveal who they are. Sarvesh Jain

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