52+ 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

Distraction leaches the authenticity out of our communications. When we are not emotionally present, we are gliding over the surface of our interactions and we never tangle in the depths where the nuances of our skills are tested and refined. – Marian Deegan

Never let anyone or anything distract you from noticing how amazing you are. – Edmond Mbiaka

Most of our distractions are designed to invite us away from this recognition, which is a good idea. – Leonard Cohen

There are always distractions, if you allow them. – Tony La Russa

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

Starve your distractions, feed your focus. – Anonymous

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

One of the points about distractions is that everything that they do is destabilizing. – Bruce Sterling

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

We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment. – Hilaire Belloc

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

If thou rememberest that thou art going to heaven, thou wilt not sleep on the road. If thou thinkest that hell is behind thee, and the devil pursuing thee, thou wilt not loiter. – Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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

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

Distraction is nine-tenths of consciousness. – Marty Rubin

By preserving over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination. – Christopher Columbus

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

You must mind and not lower the Church in people’s eyes by seeming to be frightened about it for such a little thing. – George Eliot

Serious people are not easily distracted! – Israelmore Ayivor

It’s easy to forgo distractions and to not accumulate things when you have a larger goal on the horizon. – Hugh Howey

No fear. No distractions. The ability to let that which does not matter truly slide. – Chuck Palahniuk

Distracted from distraction by distraction. – TS Eliot

All the while thou livest ill, thou hast the trouble, distraction, inconveniences of life, but not the sweets and true use of it. – Thomas Fuller

Any distraction tends to get in the way of being an effective gangster. – Terence Winter

In the midst of overwhelming noise and distraction, the voice of story is calling us to remember our true selves. – Christina Baldwin

Distraction wastes our energy, concentration restores it. – Sharon Salzberg

Anything you believe you have to do or become before you can be free is a denial and distraction from the truth that you are already free. – Alan Cohen

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

If you have never had any distractions you don’t know how to pray. – Thomas Merton

Your results are the product of either personal focus or personal distractions. The choice is yours. – John Di Lemme

If destruction fails to entangle us, distraction will do it’s best. – Beth Moore

Nothing distracts one from one’s true purpose in life more than following the crowd mentality. – Edmond Mbiaka

You can always find a distraction if you’re looking for one. – Tom Kite

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. – C. S. Lewis

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

An addiction to distraction is the death of creative production. – Robin S Sharma

Our normal human tendencies are distraction and dissipation. We begin one task, then get seduced by some other option, and lose our focus. We drift away from what is difficult and we know to be true, to what is comfortable and socially condoned. – Daniel Pinchbeck

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

When distractions are manifold, it’s best to remember what you are supposed to be doing. – David Levithan

Distraction is a killer of dreams, visions and goals. – Topsy Gift

Even worthwhile endeavors need evaluation in order to determine if they have become distractions from the best goals. – Quentin L. Cook

Art has to do with the arrest of attention in the midst of distraction. – Saul Bellow

Eliminate all distractions and focus on things that add value to your life. – Sunday Adelaja

There is never a time when new distraction will not show up; we sow them, so several will grow from the same seed. – Seneca

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

The biggest distraction in life to one’s focus is often near locus standing people saying all hocus-pocus. – Anuj

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

Distraction serves evil more than any other mental state. – Stefan Molyneux

The mind gets distracted in all sorts of ways. The heart is its own exclusive concern and diversion. – Malcolm De Chazal

Distraction is the only thing that consoles us for miseries and yet it is itself the greatest of our miseries. – Blaise Pascal

Distraction is the most corrosive disease of the 20th century. – James Victore

Ignorance is one of the best defense available. Distraction is a remedy. – Maulik Doshi

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