Rosanna Arquette - The great corrupter of public man is the ego. Looking at the mirror distracts one's attention from the problem.
[ Attention Distracts Ego Great Looking Man Mirror Problem Public]
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Dennis Crosby - I think the older I get the more creative I get, I don't have the distractions that I had when I was younger.
[ Creative Distractions Get Had More Older Think Younger]
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Thomas Harris - Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation.
[ After Back Contemplation Day Devices Distract Essence His Humanity Increase Into Invents Legend Life Machines Man Meditation Noise Passed Silence Soon Turned Will]
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Tom Petty - News is important information that may influence your investments. Noise is talk or buzz or some headline that prevents you from seeing a story clearly. News is useful. Noise is a distraction. Calling what's noise and news after the fact is easy.
[ After Buzz Calling Clearly Distraction Easy Fact Headline Important Influence Information Investments May News Noise Prevents Seeing Some Story Talk Useful Your]
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Robert J. Ringer - Idleness is a constant sin, and labor is a duty. Idleness is the devil's home for temptation and for unprofitable, distracting musings; while labor profit others and ourselves.
[ Constant Devil Distracting Duty Home Idleness Labor Musings Others Ourselves Profit Sin Temptation Unprofitable While]
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Jan Schakowsky - The trouble for today's footballers is they have too many distractions. We used to get our old players coming to watch training with football magazines in their hands. Now, more often than not, they are checking the share prices.
[ Checking Coming Distractions Football Footballers Get Hands Magazines Many More Now Often Old Our Players Prices Share Than Their Today Too Training Trouble Used Watch]
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Philippe Sollers - I have wandered all my life, and I have also traveled; the difference between the two being this, that we wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.
[ Also Being Between Difference Distraction Fulfillment Life Travel Traveled Two Wander Wandered]
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James Green Somerville - We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.
[ Distraction Fulfillment Travel Wander]
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Abdolkarim Soroush - Hapiness can only be found if you can free yourself of all other distractions.
[ Distractions Found Free Only Other Yourself]
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- Will we fight or will we retreat? That is the question that is posed to us. Some of my friends on the other side of the aisle often refer to Iraq as a distraction.
[ Aisle Distraction Fight Friends Iraq Often Other Posed Question Refer Retreat Side Some Us Will]
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- I just want to try to ignore the scrutiny and all the distractions and just play hard basketball and let the best come... Improving game by game and trying to improve my game is what I want to do.
[ Basketball Best Come Distractions Game Hard Ignore Improve Improving Just Play Scrutiny Try Trying Want]
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- And I might add the confidence with which distracted persons do oftentimes, when they are awake, think, they see black fiends in places, where there is no black object in sight without them.
[ Add Awake Black Confidence Distracted Fiends Might Object Oftentimes Persons Places See Sight Them Think Where Which Without]
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- Acclaim is a distraction.
[ Acclaim Distraction]
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- At painful times, when composition is impossible and reading is not enough, grammars and dictionaries are excellent for distraction.
[ Composition Dictionaries Distraction Enough Excellent Impossible Painful Reading Times]
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- I think my expectations for myself are much more severe and much more direct. You can't work on a film for six years without being your own toughest critic. So you can't really be distracted by the expectations based on your previous performance.
[ Based Being Critic Direct Distracted Expectations Film More Much Myself Own Performance Previous Really Severe Six Think Toughest Without Work Years Your]
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- It is better to make a piece of music than to perform one, better to perform one than to listen to one, better to listen to one than to misuse it as a means of distraction, entertainment, or acquisition of "culture."
[ Acquisition Better Culture Distraction Entertainment Listen Make Means Misuse Music Perform Piece Than]
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- Working is hard and distracts from having fun.
[ Distracts Fun Hard Having Working]
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- Well, the first year I lost my voice I didn't mind so much because I was going to have a baby and I was distracted with him anyway, I didn't even think about it that much, well, OK, this is what's happening.
[ Anyway Baby Because Distracted Even First Going Happening Him Lost Mind Much Ok Think Voice Well Year]
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- For disorder obstructs: besides, it doth disgust life, distract the appetities, and yield no true relish to the senses.
[ Besides Disgust Disorder Distract Doth Life Relish Senses True Yield]
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- The mind gets distracted in all sorts of ways. The heart is its own exclusive concern and diversion.
[ Concern Distracted Diversion Exclusive Gets Heart Mind Own Sorts Ways]
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- Art is the fatal net which catches these strange moments on the wing like mysterious butterflies, fleeing the innocence and distraction of common men.
[ Art Butterflies Catches Common Distraction Fatal Fleeing Innocence Men Moments Mysterious Net Strange These Which Wing]
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- If there was a distraction I'd get up and jump out the window. I was quite out of hand. In schools like that I don't think they expect that girls are going to behave in such an outrageous fashion.
[ Behave Distraction Expect Fashion Get Girls Going Hand Jump Out Outrageous Quite Schools Such Think Up Window]
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- By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination.
[ Arrive Chosen Destination Distractions Goal His May Obstacles Over Prevailing]
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- You have a small period of time when you can perfect your career and become good at it. A lot of guys get distracted, which only hurts them. You must stay focused and work very hard at boxing.
[ Become Boxing Career Distracted Focused Get Good Guys Hard Hurts Lot Must Only Perfect Period Small Stay Them Time Very Which Work Your]
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- Our country was thereby saved from the consequences of its distracting individualistic conception of democracy, and its merely legal conception of nationality. It was because the followers of Jackson and Douglas did fight for it, that the Union was preserved.
[ Because Conception Consequences Country Democracy Did Distracting Douglas Fight Followers Individualistic Jackson Legal Merely Nationality Our Preserved Saved Thereby Union]
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- But with my last film, Spider it was agony. The money was always disappearing, nobody got paid, it was very difficult - and it's very distracting from the process of making the movie, of course. So I think things have been getting harder and harder.
[ Agony Always Been Course Difficult Disappearing Distracting Film Getting Got Harder Last Making Money Movie Nobody Paid Process Spider Things Think Very]
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- You can't be distracted by the noise of misinformation.
[ Distracted Misinformation Noise]
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- You've just got to focus on excellence and try not to be distracted by the news and the rumors and the absurdities of the stories that were coming out.
[ Absurdities Coming Distracted Excellence Focus Got Just News Out Rumors Stories Try Were]
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- The Bush Administration claims there is a Social Security crisis only to distract Americans from its serious mismanagement of the federal budget.
[ Administration Americans Budget Bush Claims Crisis Distract Federal Mismanagement Only Security Serious Social]
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- I think it's an extremely important factor to have your team together. It goes back to having distractions. When you all stay together for a period of time you're not training people or feeling out different personalities.
[ Back Different Distractions Extremely Factor Feeling Goes Having Important Out Period Personalities Stay Team Think Time Together Training Your]
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- Winning teams have the least amount of distractions. They have a really tight group of people working towards the same common goal.
[ Amount Common Distractions Goal Group Least Really Same Teams Tight Towards Winning Working]
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- If you know you're going to be outside, you have to be a little bit more in tune, so that you don't get distracted by what's going on and focus better.
[ Better Bit Distracted Focus Get Going Know Little More Outside Tune]
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- It's also a more personal medium. It seems to go directly to one's brain. There are no pictures to distract.
[ Also Brain Directly Distract Go Medium More Personal Pictures Seems]
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- The pictures are created by the listener, with a little help from the broadcaster. The pictures are perfect. If you're showing pictures, different things in that picture can distract from the spoken word.
[ Broadcaster Created Different Distract Help Listener Little Perfect Picture Pictures Showing Spoken Things Word]
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- America is addicted to wars of distraction.
[ Addicted America Distraction Wars]
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- And they write innumerable books; being too vain and distracted for silence: seeking every one after his own elevation, and dodging his emptiness.
[ After Being Books Distracted Dodging Elevation Emptiness Every His Innumerable Own Seeking Silence Too Vain Write]
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- The bosses of our mass media, press, radio, film and television, succeed in their aim of taking our minds off disaster. Thus, the distraction they offer demands the antidote of maximum concentration on disaster.
[ Aim Antidote Bosses Concentration Demands Disaster Distraction Film Mass Maximum Media Minds Off Offer Our Press Radio Succeed Taking Television Their Thus]
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- You will encounter many distractions and many temptations to put your goal aside: The security of a job, a wife who wants kids, whatever. But if you hang in there, always following your vision, I have no doubt you will succeed.
[ Always Aside Distractions Doubt Encounter Following Goal Hang Job Kids Many Put Security Succeed Temptations Vision Wants Whatever Wife Will Your]
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- It's true that I tend to daydream. I'm the same person in business as I am in music: I can be distracted and absentminded. It's my style.
[ Am Business Daydream Distracted Music Person Same Style Tend True]
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- Life is too full of distractions nowadays. When I was a kid we had a little Emerson radio and that was it. We were more dedicated. We didn't have a choice.
[ Choice Dedicated Distractions Emerson Full Had Kid Life Little More Nowadays Radio Too Were]
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- The REM and Nirvana successes don't mean much to me except as a potential distraction for bands who want to cash in on the trend. Don't try to sound like someone else. REM and Nirvana don't sound like anyone else.
[ Anyone Bands Cash Distraction Else Except Mean Much Nirvana Potential Someone Sound Successes Trend Try Want]
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- I find it so easy to get distracted - I try not to do more than one thing at any one time.
[ Any Distracted Easy Find Get More Than Thing Time Try]
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- I had earlier concluded that a war with Iraq would be a distraction from the successful and expeditious completion of our aims in Afghanistan. Now I had come to question whether the White House was telling the truth.
[ Afghanistan Aims Come Completion Concluded Distraction Earlier Had House Iraq Now Our Question Successful Telling Truth War Whether White Would]
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- This motion-picture muddle had distracted me from my writing.
[ Distracted Had Muddle Writing]
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- The greatest gift is the passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind. It is a moral illumination.
[ Cheap Consoles Distracts Excites Experience Gift Gives Greatest Illumination Kind Knowledge Moral Passion Reading Wide World]
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- The greatest gift is a passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind. It is a moral illumination.
[ Cheap Consoles Distracts Excites Experience Gift Gives Greatest Illumination Kind Knowledge Moral Passion Reading Wide World]
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- Silence and solitude are more distracting to me than chatter and commotion.
[ Chatter Distracting More Silence Solitude Than]
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- Work is hard. Distractions are plentiful. And time is short.
[ Distractions Hard Plentiful Short Time Work]
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- It's actually great to shoot far away from Hollywood because we don't have the distractions of the parties and premieres and all that. And, of course, you can save money - there are no good shoe stores.
[ Actually Away Because Course Distractions Far Good Great Hollywood Money Parties Premieres Save Shoe Shoot Stores]
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- Materialism is the only form of distraction from true bliss.
[ Bliss Distraction Form Materialism Only True]
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- I think it's because it was an emotional story, and emotions come through much stronger in black and white. Colour is distracting in a way, it pleases the eye but it doesn't necessarily reach the heart.
[ Because Black Colour Come Distracting Emotional Emotions Eye Heart Much Necessarily Pleases Reach Story Stronger Think Through Way White]
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- Evil is whatever distracts.
[ Distracts Evil Whatever]
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- We shall never understand the ethical system taught by Jesus unless we realize that he was a Jew, not only by birth, but that he lived and taught as a Jew; the Sermon on the Mount was addressed to his distracted fellow nationals.
[ Addressed Birth Distracted Ethical Fellow His Jesus Jew Lived Mount Nationals Never Only Realize Sermon Shall System Taught Understand Unless]
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- A man is hindered and distracted in proportion as he draws outward things to himself.
[ Distracted Draws Himself Hindered Man Outward Proportion Things]
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- I think the best thing I can do is to be a distraction. A husband lives and breathes his work all day long. If he comes home to more table thumping, how can the poor man ever relax?
[ Best Breathes Comes Day Distraction Ever His Home How Husband Lives Long Man More Poor Relax Table Thing Think Work]
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- You can always find a distraction if you're looking for one.
[ Always Distraction Find Looking]
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- Everything about filmmaking tries to distract you from that first fine rapturous vision you have of the film.
[ Distract Everything Film Filmmaking Fine First Tries Vision]
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- Abortion politics have distracted all sides from what is really essential: a major aid campaign to improve midwifery, prenatal care and emergency obstetric services in poor countries.
[ Abortion Aid Campaign Care Countries Distracted Emergency Essential Improve Major Politics Poor Really Services Sides]
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- If you dream of something worth doing and then simply go to work on it and don't think anything of personalities, or emotional conflicts, or of money, or of family distractions; it is amazing how quickly you get through those 5,000 steps.
[ Amazing Anything Conflicts Distractions Doing Dream Emotional Family Get Go How Money Personalities Quickly Simply Something Steps Then Think Those Through Work Worth]
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- People should decide what success means for them, and not be distracted by accepting others' definitions of success.
[ Accepting Decide Definitions Distracted Means Others Should Success Them]
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- It should be clear by now that my focus here is not freedom of speech or the press. This freedom is all too often an exaggeration. At the very least, blind references to freedom of speech or the press serve as a distraction from the critical examination of other communications policies.
[ Blind Clear Communications Critical Distraction Exaggeration Examination Focus Freedom Here Least Now Often Other Policies Press References Serve Should Speech Too Very]
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- We would not have our politics distracted and embittered by the dissensions of other lands.
[ Distracted Embittered Lands Other Our Politics Would]
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- To choose art means to turn one's back on the world, or at least on certain of its distractions.
[ Art Back Certain Choose Distractions Least Means Turn World]
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- I'm more of a visual person, but I think that reading's extremely important. But I'm very easily distracted. It takes certain books to really grab you in.
[ Books Certain Distracted Easily Extremely Grab Important More Person Reading Really Takes Think Very Visual]
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- When I am rehearsing for a play, I try to read nothing that might distract my concentration from the work in progress.
[ Am Concentration Distract Might Nothing Play Progress Read Rehearsing Try Work]
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- I'm very aware how many distractions the reader has in life today, how many good reasons there are to put the book down.
[ Aware Book Distractions Down Good How Life Many Put Reader Reasons Today Very]
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- The Internet is just bringing all kinds of information into the home. There's just a lot of distraction, a lot of competition for the parent's voice to resonate in the children's ears.
[ Bringing Children Competition Distraction Ears Home Information Internet Into Just Kinds Lot Parent Resonate Voice]
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- Unless it's done superbly, as in the Japanese film Gate of Hell, color can be a very distracting element.
[ Color Distracting Done Element Film Gate Hell Japanese Superbly Unless Very]
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- It is sad that the Republican leadership is not as interested as they say they are in protecting the institution of marriage as they are in waging a campaign to divide and distract the American people from the real issues that need to be addressed.
[ Addressed American Campaign Distract Divide Institution Interested Issues Leadership Marriage Need Protecting Real Republican Sad Say Waging]
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- The majority of Americans, the ones who never elected George W. Bush, are not fooled by his weapons of mass distraction.
[ Americans Bush Distraction Elected Fooled George His Majority Mass Never Ones Weapons]
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- I build a kind of wall between myself and t he model so that I can paint in peace behind it. Otherwise, she might say something that confuses and distracts me.
[ Behind Between Build Confuses Distracts Kind Might Model Myself Otherwise Paint Peace Say She Something Wall]
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- I don't have any blindness when it comes to my money. As an actor, you can get distracted by your work. I do keep an eye on my nest egg, if you will.
[ Actor Any Blindness Comes Distracted Egg Eye Get Keep Money Nest Will Work Your]
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- One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals. And so when I hear about negative and false attacks, I really don't invest any energy in them, because I know who I am.
[ Always Am Any Attacks Because Distract Else Energy False Goals Grew Hear Invest Know Lessons Negative Never Really Says Somebody Stay Them True Up Your Yourself]
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- People don't want their lives fixed. Nobody wants their problems solved. Their dramas. Their distractions. Their stories resolved. Their messed cleaned up. Because what would they have left? Just the big scary unknown.
[ Because Big Cleaned Distractions Dramas Fixed Just Left Lives Messed Nobody Problems Resolved Scary Solved Stories Their Unknown Up Want Wants Would]
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- Cliches about supporting the troops are designed to distract from failed policies, policies promoted by powerful special interests that benefit from war, anything to steer the discussion away from the real reasons the war in Iraq will not end anytime soon.
[ Anything Anytime Away Benefit Cliches Designed Discussion Distract End Failed Interests Iraq Policies Powerful Promoted Real Reasons Soon Special Steer Supporting Troops War Will]
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- I think there's always a call for people who are bucking the norm. But I don't expect it to happen now because I think that more than ever the entertainment industry is trying to serve as a distraction, to keep people from thinking too hard.
[ Always Because Call Distraction Entertainment Ever Expect Happen Hard Industry Keep More Norm Now Serve Than Think Thinking Too Trying]
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- Never neglect details. When everyone's mind is dulled or distracted the leader must be doubly vigilant.
[ Details Distracted Doubly Everyone Leader Mind Must Neglect Never Vigilant]
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- Teaching is a good distraction, and I am in contact with young people, which is very gratifying.
[ Am Contact Distraction Good Gratifying Teaching Very Which Young]
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- I can always be distracted by love, but eventually I get horny for my creativity.
[ Always Creativity Distracted Eventually Get Horny Love]
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- I'd distract myself until finally it was a combination of things. The show was over and I had time on my hands. I had taken time and played and just relaxed.
[ Combination Distract Finally Had Hands Just Myself Over Played Relaxed Show Taken Things Time Until]
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- I don't think we realise just how fast we go until you stop for a minute and realise just how loud and how hectic your life is, and how easily distracted you can get.
[ Distracted Easily Fast Get Go Hectic How Just Life Loud Minute Realise Stop Think Until Your]
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- If you watch Olivier's interviews, he has this reptilian tongue; it seems too big for his mouth. My pursuit of that became distracting, so I let it go. The thrill was finding the right pair of glasses.
[ Became Big Distracting Finding Glasses Go His Interviews Mouth Olivier Pair Pursuit Right Seems Thrill Tongue Too Watch]
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- Multi-tasking arises out of distraction itself.
[ Arises Distraction Itself Out]
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- I'm easily distracted by other things in the world around me.
[ Around Distracted Easily Other Things World]
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- Without question, the material world and your everyday needs distract you from living meaningfully.
[ Distract Everyday Living Material Meaningfully Needs Question Without World Your]
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- The Arab representatives and their followers were not interested in the persecuted millions throughout the world; they were fixed on a political agenda that distracted the world from their own serious shortcomings in the human-rights department.
[ Agenda Arab Department Distracted Fixed Followers Human-Rights Interested Millions Own Persecuted Political Representatives Serious Shortcomings Their Throughout Were World]
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- Sometimes you really dig a girl, the moment you kiss her, And then you get distracted by her older sister.
[ Dig Distracted Get Girl Her Kiss Moment Older Really Sister Sometimes Then]
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- You go to LA, or you go to New York, and it's really fun to go there. But they're not grounded. Everybody is just competing all the time for the limelight. It's too much entertainment industry. There are too many choices. And it's distracting to me.
[ Choices Competing Distracting Entertainment Everybody Fun Go Grounded Industry Just La Limelight Many Much New Really Time Too York]
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- The more you let yourself be distracted from where you are going, the more you are the person that you are. It's not so much like getting lost as it is like getting found.
[ Distracted Found Getting Going Lost More Much Person Where Yourself]
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- One of the points about distractions is that everything that they do is destabilizing.
[ Distractions Everything Points]
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- I sometimes got distracted easily and allowed my mind to wander when I needed to be focused. It's quite subtle, really, and just being aware of it helps.
[ Allowed Aware Being Distracted Easily Focused Got Helps Just Mind Needed Quite Really Sometimes Subtle Wander]
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- I love New York. I was sad, depressed and incredibly moved by our fellow countrymen and what they've done. I wanted to give people a chance to see something funny, have a distraction.
[ Chance Countrymen Depressed Distraction Done Fellow Funny Give Incredibly Love Moved New Our Sad See Something Wanted York]
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- Girls were always my biggest distraction in school.
[ Always Biggest Distraction Girls School Were]
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- President Bush and his administration have tried to pull the wool over our eyes and distract the public from this possibly illegal domestic spying scandal.
[ Administration Bush Distract Domestic Eyes His Illegal Our Over Possibly President Public Pull Scandal Spying Tried Wool]
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- I don't want my body to be a distraction from my talent or my brain.
[ Body Brain Distraction Talent Want]
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- When I attack a role, be it TV, film or stage, the first thing I say is, I don't want to know anything. If it's good I don't want to hear it; if it's bad I don't want to hear it. The only thing either thing can do is distract me. I like to stay focused.
[ Anything Attack Bad Distract Either Film First Focused Good Hear Know Only Role Say Stage Stay Thing Tv Want]
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- He was so tenacious he defied the distraction of women by refusing to have them in his presence, just as later in life he denied his blindness by calling for more and more candles.
[ Blindness Calling Candles Defied Denied Distraction His Just Later Life More Presence Refusing Tenacious Them Women]
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- I am severely distracted these days. It's hard to sit in front of the computer, uploading bad music for hours, when you have a wonderful boyfriend who treats you like a Goddess.
[ Am Bad Boyfriend Computer Days Distracted Front Goddess Hard Hours Music Severely Sit These Treats Wonderful]
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- People like my voice and say I can sing, but I don't like microphones in front of my face: it distracts me.
[ Distracts Face Front Microphones Say Sing Voice]
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