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Never Wanted

I never really wanted to write and wanted to focus on acting.

- Abby Elliott

Business Want

If you want to have a good life, you should focus on your family, on your business, on your dog, on your fun, and you'll have a good life.

- Adam Carolla

Show Easiest Thing

It fits my ADD, so that's good. Because I really can't focus on anything for too long. And 'Top Gear's really the easiest thing to do because I'm with my pals. It's like coming home with my friends. We're having so much fun making the show.

- Adam Ferrara

Role Another

When it comes to landing a good job, many people focus on the role. Although finding the right title, position, and salary is important, there's another consideration that matters just as much: culture.

- Adam Grant

Work Started

When I started creating my work for publication, I just assumed that the focus would be on the work itself and that there wouldn't be a lot of interest in who was creating the work.

- Adrian Tomine

Really Putting

Really, most of us just focus on what's in front of us. We're too busy putting out the fires of everyday life.

- Aidan Quinn

Other Components

If you're an athlete and you completely focus on the body, you're missing other components. Similarly, if you're trying to broaden your mind but not also being attentive to your sense of humour and your spirit, then you're not going to grow and develop so fast.

- Aimee Mullins

Audience None

On 'Master of None,' the majority of the episodes were just one story, and that was by design because we really wanted to focus in on the character of Dev and get the audience in his head.

- Alan Yang

Visual Economically

You have kids studying master class visual arts who are pushed to make films that will be successful economically; that's what they focus on. So they work for corporate interest instead of artistic expression.

- Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Matter Things

I don't put the focus on things that don't matter.

- Alessia Cara

Singer About

I'm not a fitness model; I'm just a singer. If people focus on that, that's what I care about.

- Alessia Cara

Dreams About

Sports are the ultimate secular religion. Instead of being worried about whether your kids will be okay or how your job is going, you have your team, and you can focus all of your angst and your hopes and dreams on your team. I am in no way saying it always relieves any of this!

- Alex Gibney

College Taxpayers

The obsessive focus on a college degree has served neither taxpayers nor students well. Only 35 percent of students starting a four-year degree program will graduate within four years, and less than 60 percent will graduate within six years. Students who haven't graduated within six years probably never will.

- Alex Tabarrok

Eating Hours

I respect people that find writing easy, because I have focus problems. I'll spend five days eating cereal and YouTubing and two hours writing the article.

- Alexa Chung

Own How

I started LearnVest with a tiny savings account where I paid designers, technologists, and even bartered... Because I started with paying for things myself with my own savings, it sharpened my focus of how to spend money.

- Alexa Von Tobel

Allow About

My ultimate goal is to create operating systems for myself that allow me to think as little as possible about the silly decisions you can make all day long - like what to eat or where we should meet - so I can focus on making real decisions. Because mental energy is a finite quantity.

- Alexa Von Tobel

You Responds

When you focus on the consumer, the consumer responds.

- Alexander Wang

Changes Every Day

We eat every day, and if we do it in a way that doesn't recognize value, it's contributing to the destruction of our culture and of agriculture. But if it's done with a focus and care, it can be a wonderful thing. It changes the quality of your life.

- Alice Waters

Want Eyesight

I wanted to join the Army, but my eyesight wasn't good, so I quit school and my job to just focus on fighting. I didn't want to just get deployed. I wanted to get in on the action.

- Alistair Overeem

Like Away

Like sheep that get lost nibbling away at the grass because they never look up, we often focus so much on ourselves and our problems that we get lost.

- Allen Klein

Genre Too

My focus is to not focus too much on one genre.

- Amanda Seyfried

Change Kind

I just kind of change, constantly, what my focus is. So whatever is stimulating me or inspiring me at the time is what I focus on.

- Amy Jo Johnson

Accountable Being

Women politicians tend to lead by being accountable for results. We focus on goals and outcomes. You can't get by on just swagger.

- Amy Klobuchar

Understand Also

It's important to understand that you have to dedicate time to your sponsors, to have relationships with the people and the media, but it is also hard when you are first coming up and your primary focus is on tennis.

- Ana Ivanovic

Things Format

It's nice on the daytime format to focus on things that connect us.

- Anderson Cooper

Other Academically

I struggled academically in high school because it was hard to focus. It was hard to focus on those things that were other than artistic stuff.

- Andra Day

Try Well

I try to focus on what I can control, and that's just playing hard and playing well.

- Andrew Benintendi

Big Very

I'm very big on focus.

- Andrew Cuomo

Stupid Archives

When you are playing somebody who did exist, and there is good source material on them, whether it is a biography or archives or experts, you would be stupid not to delve into them. But there is a point in the process where you leave the books alone, and instead, you focus on the script and creating your version.

- Andrew Gower

Sound I Think

My number one focus is and will always be football. I wanted to make sure that companies I partner with not only respect that, but also make sense and are quality products. I think Klipsch is synonymous with quality in the sound industry, so it was a natural partnership.

- Andrew Luck

New Congress

In 2010, we have to focus on electing a new Congress and in 2012 we have to focus on electing a new president.

- Andrew P. Harris

Sometimes More

Michael Brown - when he lost his life, there was more focus on what he had done sometimes than what was done to him.

- Angie Thomas

Rather Practical

I'm rather a practical person. I just get on and focus on what I have to do. I just don't get sleepless or suffer from the jitters.

- Anna Maxwell Martin

My Life Some

Like most people my age, my job is the main focus of my life. I don't have some kind of jet-setting fabulous lifestyle where I'm constantly in situations to acquire amazing anecdotes, that's it.

- Anna Paquin

Back Your

I want to take my focus off myself and focus on God. It's like setting your spiritual compass so no matter which way you turn during the day, whatever comes up, then my thoughts go back to Him and whatever He said that morning.

- Anne Graham Lotz

Soul Had

I've had my share of dark days of the soul. I try not to focus on it too much so it doesn't get to me.

- Annie Lennox

Solutions Only

Focus 90% of your time on solutions and only 10% of your time on problems.

- Anthony J. D'Angelo

Own Away

I kind of focus on my own stuff, really, and then when people come into my territory, I've got to fight them away, and that's what we do every time fight night happens.

- Anthony Joshua

Get Block

When I get onto the pitch, I block out everything around it, and I really focus on the pitch.

- Anthony Martial

Greatness Me

Greatness for me is the ability to focus under pressure.

- Anthony Martial

Film Your

Attaching yourself to success and failure too much is not healthy and good for you. It is better to focus your energy in reinventing yourself as an actor with every film.

- Anushka Shetty

One Thing Might

If I dabble in too many things and don't focus on channelizing my energy into one thing, I might mess it up.

- Arjun Kapoor

Team Always

I always focus on team building - both in office and at home.

- Arundhati Bhattacharya

Trying Get

That's where my focus is all the time, trying to get on base.

- Asdrubal Cabrera

More Multiple

As you get older and gain more experience, you're able to do multiple things. You don't necessarily have to focus so hard on your performance in order to have a good one.

- Ashton Eaton

Learning About

When I was a junior and an up-and-coming athlete, I don't think I looked to anyone for inspiration. I was so busy trying to improve myself and learning these new events and learning about the decathlon in general that I didn't really have time to focus on anyone else.

- Ashton Eaton

Habit More

The more you focus, the more that focus becomes a habit.

- Charles Duhigg

Three Made

Every habit is made of three parts... a cue, a routine and a habit. Most people focus on the routine and behavior, but these cues and rewards are really the way you make something into a habit.

- Charles Duhigg

Young Dancing

I only had one focus and one direction, and I knew where my spirit and heart lived, and it was in singing and dancing and acting, being that. I know a lot of young people dream that, but it's good that it worked out for me because it was all I ever wanted to do.

- Cheryl Ladd

I Think Prefer

I think a lot of artists get confused when people like their music; they think that means people know and like them. I'm sure there's an element of truth to that, but to me, the music I make is what I'm most proud of. I prefer to focus on that and for people to focus on the music, too.

- Chet Faker

Atmosphere Setting

Employees can make happiness when they maximize their brainwork voluntarily and enthusiastically. Management should focus on setting up an atmosphere.

- Chey Tae-won

Ship Other

Silos and bureaucracy are well-oiled machines in corporate America, but they are ultimately perpetuated by individual behavior. If we start behaving differently, we can create change. In other words, shifting your focus onto the team - or the ship as a whole, not just yourself - will have meaningful impact.

- Chris Fussell

I Think Feels

I think when I look out and I see there's so much negativity in the world and a lot of people are unhappy and a lot people are anxious, it just feels like that's one view of the world. But you don't have to always focus on that view of the world.

- Chris Hardwick

Talking TV

My first press tour for 'Vikings' was pretty overwhelming. Between all the hotels, TV shows and talking a lot, I would get done and have to sit in silence for a while. It was exhausting, and you really have to focus.

- Clive Standen

Through Putting

I wish everyone well, but you need to focus on yourself. You need to stop putting your hand out. Everyone wants hand outs. Everyone wants things for free. You've got to put in the work. You've got to grind. You've got go through the struggle, and you've got to get it.

- Conor McGregor

Rather Pursuit

Genuine happiness can only be achieved when we transform our way of life from the unthinking pursuit of pleasure to one committed to enriching our inner lives, when we focus on 'being more' rather than simply having more.

- Daisaku Ikeda

Game Feel

I don't really put too much pressure on myself. The only time people feel pressure is when they put it on themselves and listen to the outside stuff. I have great teammates and great coaches that do the right things around me that allows me to just focus on the game of football.

- Dak Prescott

Tell Actually

Put your consumers in focus, and listen to what they're actually saying, not what they tell you.

- Daniel Ek

Will Distractions

One way to boost our will power and focus is to manage our distractions instead of letting them manage us.

- Daniel Goleman

College Student

As a freshman in college, I was having a lot of trouble adjusting. I took a meditation class to handle anxiety. It really helped. Then as a grad student at Harvard, I was awarded a pre-doctoral traveling fellowship to India, where my focus was on the ancient systems of psychology and meditation practices of Asia.

- Daniel Goleman

Disability Career

Growing up in a group home, and with an undiagnosed learning disability to boot, the odds of success were not on my side. But when I joined the high school football team, I learned the value of discipline, focus, persistence, and teamwork - all skills that have proven vital to my career as a C.E.O. and social entrepreneur.

- Darell Hammond

About Making

I'm not mad about movies, there are too many people involved in the making of them, and they lack a definitive creative focus.

- David Bailey

Larger Organisation

In a global race, can we really justify the huge number of expensive peripheral European institutions? Can we justify a commission that gets ever larger? Can we carry on with an organisation that has a multibillion pound budget but not enough focus on controlling spending and shutting down programmes that haven't worked?

- David Cameron

About Projects

The Momofuku Culinary Lab started as a space where we could focus on creating and innovating. I didn't want us to worry about working on projects in a restaurant; there are just too many distractions in service and running a kitchen to be able to focus on creating your dishes.

- David Chang

I Think Your

Life is filled with tragedy, with long patches of struggle and with, I think, beautiful bursts of joy and accomplishment. Blessed with those moments, you just try to relax as much as possible and focus on the little things, like the joy of changing your baby's diaper.

- David Dastmalchian

Pursuit Importance

As a Jew, I recognize the importance of Israel historically, liturgically: its place in our history and in our sacred texts. I fully recognize and appreciate that. I just think that, for me, a sole focus on Israel gets in the way of the pursuit of a relationship with God and a more spiritual existence within Judaism.

- David Gregory

Will Efforts

It's time to focus all of our efforts on renewables. We will oppose the building of LNG facilities.

- David Ige

Perfect Had

Most proud moment: Winning the championship in 2003 with a great team, retiring, and going out in the perfect way. Had a great journey and knowing it was the right time to focus more on family and community activities.

- David Robinson

Beginning Other

Largely in the beginning, I did a lot of extra work because I was lighter than all the other guys. I was at a massive disadvantage, so I had to put on weight. I started with eating. I had to really focus on my diet.

- David Robinson

Practice Senses

Meditation is the practice of giving something your full attention and awareness. When I eat a truffle, for example, I focus fully on it and involve as many of my senses as possible.

- Dean Ornish

Small Kernel

Music does not carry you along. You have to carry it along strictly by your ability to really just focus on that little small kernel of emotion or story.

- Debbie Harry

Goal Shy

I was shy and a hard worker, so acting was a way to focus whatever nervous energy I was experiencing onto a goal.

- Deborah Ann Woll

Tell Establishing

In a world of status, independence is key, because a primary means of establishing status is to tell others what to do, and taking orders is a marker of low status. Though all humans need both intimacy and independence, women tend to focus on the first and men on the second. It is as if their lifeblood ran in different directions.

- Deborah Tannen

Like Need

When there's something I need to focus on, I'm like a dog with a bone.

- Jimmy Iovine

Some Turned

When there were cases of Ebola in the States, I respected that people wanted to address concerns and take some sort of action, but the focus turned completely to the U.S. At one point, we started to wonder, Where is the Ebola epidemic happening? The States - or West Africa?

- Joanne Liu

Faith Through

I have kept a steady focus on restoring public faith in our state government since taking office July 1. Now it is time to make even bigger and bolder gains through legislative action.

- Jodi Rell

Negative Energy Away

Besides being good for our body, running helps us to focus and throw away negative energy.

- Joe Taslim

Wake Up Every Day

A campaign gives you focus. You wake up to a different hotel alarm clock every day, but you know your mission.

- John Dickerson

Your Reacting

You have more creative freedom with writing, in certain ways, because you can create everything that happens. But, as an actor you also have creative freedom because you don't so much focus on what has to move the story along, and only on how your character is reacting to situations.

- John Francis Daley

Environmental Banner

Even as we continue to carry the banner of civil rights and environmental justice, we've also got to focus on many, many people - for them, life starts with a good job.

- John Hickenlooper

Education Need

We need a comprehensive focus on infrastructure that supports not just transportation but also broadband, education, healthcare, and our environment.

- John Hickenlooper

Line Bottom

Corporations today, by their razor sharp focus on the 'bottom line' and quarterly earnings, have lost their ability to innovate.

- John Maeda

Monthly Returns

Don't focus on weekly or monthly returns.

- John Paulson

Believe Real

It does no good to believe in what does not exist to the point one cannot focus on what is real. That would be the greatest tragedy of any 'conspiracy.'

- John Ridley

Sometimes Seniors

Sometimes in this whole Medicare prescription drug debate, we focus on the prescription drug benefit, and I am glad we do because it is the first time we have ever offered real help to seniors, especially the poor, those in need.

- John Shimkus

I Think Least

I think at least my philosophy of leadership is you focus more on the areas you have to improve or the mistakes than you do on your successes. And that's just how I am in real life. I don't want to let down my customers, my employees, my shareholders.

- John T. Chambers

About Server

First, our focus on security is on the infrastructure itself. So it is all about how you protect the network, the device, and the application that is riding on the server.

- John W. Thompson

Mind Breathing

Breathing is central to every aspect of meditation training. It's a wonderful place to focus in training the mind to be calm and concentrated.

- Jon Kabat-Zinn

Away Shy

I try to shy away from labels and focus on the issues.

- Jon Ossoff

Boy Counts

Expand the definition of 'reading' to include non-fiction, humor, graphic novels, magazines, action adventure, and, yes, even websites. It's the pleasure of reading that counts; the focus will naturally broaden. A boy won't read shark books forever.

- Jon Scieszka

Myself Chance

I've told myself I have a chance to make history, and that's my focus.

- Jordan Spieth

Find Set

When I'm on set, I do whatever I can to find my focus.

- Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Seven Special Needs

I worked for a while as a teaching assistant while I was struggling. I really enjoyed it, working with kids with special needs, autism. It takes a hell of a lot of concentration, and you've got to focus on the child properly for seven hours a day.

- Joseph Mawle

Sustainable Shared

With neoliberalism discredited and austerity failed, we need to rewrite the rules of the economy once again. But this time in the right way. We need rules that focus on long-term economic growth, and the only kind of sustainable prosperity is shared prosperity.

- Joseph Stiglitz

Now Greatest Asset

My greatest asset now is my focus.

- Josh McDowell

Want One Thing

I just want to focus on one thing at a time.

- Josh Silver

Every Day Several

What I am saying every day to Malawians is that time has come for us to move from aid to trade. We have picked several sectors that we think we can focus on immediately in order for us to grow our economy. So we have decided to diversify agriculture, we decided to develop our tourism sector, we have decided to develop our mining sector.

- Joyce Banda

Theatre Fight

The fight in theatre is focus, focus, focus.

- Judy Gold

Decided Them

We decided to focus on women because no one was singling them out.

- Judy Woodruff

Been Shift

I don't think there has been a huge shift. Most of the films still focus on Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar, etc. The percentage of films that have someone like a Kangana Ranaut shining in it is really low.

- Juhi Chawla