Concentration Quotes by Morris Graves, William Penn, Harvey Mackay, Prunella Scales, Matt Doherty, Julia Leigh and many others.
You must first realize the thing completely in your mind. Then grasp the brush, fix your attention so that you see clearly what you wish to paint; start quickly, move the brush, follow straight what you see before you, as the buzzard swoops down when the hare jumps out. If you hesitate one moment, it is gone.
Patience and Diligence, like faith, remove mountains.
No company has a permanent consumer franchise. No one has the only game in town. The never-ending cycle of destruction and change inherent in a capitalist economy always provides new opportunities for those with determination, goals and concentration.
I can’t bear it when young actors do too much finger-wagging. It spoils the audience’s concentration.
I just have to put even more focus and concentration in for 90 minutes and try to be mistake-free, while also expressing myself in the offensive parts of the field.
The concentration of the elite athlete is akin perhaps to the concentration of the writer.
I don’t have time to think about the false controversy.
During the Second Boer War, from 1899 to 1902, Britain was rampantly jingoistic: anyone who opposed the war was cast as a traitor. The ‘Guardian’ stood against it and ran a campaign for peace while the brilliant ‘Guardian’ reporter Emily Hobhouse exposed the concentration camps for the Boers run by the British.
Concentration is that ability to not think about anything.
The central act of photography, the act of choosing and eliminating, forces a concentration on the picture edge – the line that separates in from out – and on the shapes that are created by it.
I am building a fire, and everyday I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match.
You need flawless balance on the recovery. You need white hot focus and the concentration to row square blades cleanly for seven miles. Smooth water doesn’t hurt either.
In science, as in love, a concentration on technique is likely to lead to impotence.
Intelligence is the door to freedom and alert attention is the mother of intelligence.
…because of forced globalization, there’s a clear trend these days towards uniformity. This trend comes largely from the ever-greater concentration of power in the hands of large media groups.
The United Nations is nothing but a trap-door to the Red World’s immense concentration camp. We pretty much control the U.N.
As any actor will tell you, the hardest thing to do is small parts, because you focus all your attention and concentration on that small part. When you’re playing the lead part, you don’t have time to think about the whole of it, so you just have to steam on and get on with it.
Concentration is the magic key that opens the door to accomplishment.
One way to have broader access to wealth is to reduce the tax on the large group and increase the tax on the very top so concentration of wealth doesn’t get to extreme levels.
The focus and the concentration and the attention to detail that flying takes is a kind of meditation. I find it restful and engaging, and other things slip away.
Willpower is a concentration of force. You gather up all your energy and make a massive thrust forward.
Heroism is the brilliant triumph of the soul over the flesh – over fear…Heroism is the dazzling and glorious concentration of courage.
Difficulties will assail you only when you lack in concentration and persistence.
I endeavor to make a picture, for instance, exert a positive influence on the observer by its coloring, mood, and compositional idea, encouraging, say, activation, tranquilization, concentration, or harmony.
To me acting and doing movies is really strongly about the present time. It’s all about when you do it. It’s to create this feeling of extreme awareness and concentration. Because it doesn’t happen without an extreme concentration, when you are completely immersed and focused on that.
Every great religion is, in truth, a concentration of great ideas, capable, as all ideas are, of infinite expansion and adaptation.
The increase in the greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere are having an effect. Our ability to predict that effect is very limited.
We often praise ‘the ability to multi-task.’ While you can learn when you divide your attention, divided attention doesn’t lead to aiding change in your brain maps [lasting changes].
Any subject can be made interesting, and therefore any subject can be made boring.
The jack-of-all-trades seldom is good at any. Concentrate all of your efforts on one definite chief aim.
Acting is like racing, you need the same concentration. You have to reach inside you and bring forth a lot of broken glass. That’s painful.
History will help to remedy intellectual faults such as excessive concentration on one line of thought, absence of understanding for other points of view, belief in simple solutions, lack of balance of mind, absence of an imaginative understanding.
The audience has to understand that if the film is going to have any meaning for them. If they are going to empathize with the characters, they have to visualize the process of concentration involved in making every move.
Feminism has fought no wars … killed no opponents … set up no concentration camps … starved no enemies … practiced no cruelty. Its battles have been for education, for the vote, for better working conditions, for safety in the streets … for reforms in the law.
It is those who concentrate on but one thing at a time who advance in this world
My concentration and focus level tends to go down sometimes when I’m in a bad mood.
Slowly, with a look of intense concentration, he got up and advanced on me … put out a front paw, and stroked my cheek as I used to stoke his chops. A human caress from a cat. I felt very meagre and ill-educated that I could not purr.
Email is a wonderful thing for people whose role in life is to be on top of things. But not for me; my role is to be on the bottom of things. What I do takes long hours of studying and uninterruptible concentration.
If your child is going to develop a healthy personality with the capacity to remain intact and grow, she must learn how to test reality, regulate her impulses, stabilize her moods, integrate her feelings and actions, focus her concentration and plan.
The secret to life is to put yourself in the right lighting. For some, it’s a Broadway spotlight; for others, a lamplit desk. Use your natural powers — of persistence, concentration, and insight — to do work you love and work that matters. Solve problems. make art, think deeply.
For every moment of concentration there is an equal moment of relaxation.
Whatever luck I had, I made. I was never a natural athlete, but I paid my dues in sweat and concentration and took the time necessary to learn karate and become world champion.
If I want to act relaxed, it’s going to take all my cunning, skill, and concentration.
While in the clinic, I discovered I had problems with concentration, motivation, attitude, and temper. I have found a new way of life through the clinic’s program and a 12-step recovery plan.
The dangers of a concentration of all power in the general government of a confederacy so vast as ours are too obvious to be disregarded.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
The concentration of the ferment iron in living substance is very small, being in the region of 1 g to 10 million g of cellular substance.
The history of liberty is the history of limitations on the power of government, not the increase of it. When we resist, therefore, the concentration of power, we are resisting the processes of death, because concentration of power is what always precedes the destruction of human liberties.
You do know what’s coming up when you’re translating. I suppose the concentration, then, is on finding a formulation which is speakable and in character – and economical as well, actually.
‘The Lucky One’ features a young concentration camp survivor named Peter Rashkin – who’s about the age my dad was when he started at CBS – working at the Oyster Bar, trying to acclimate to his new country and outrun the memories of the daily he left behind.
To play at the highest level requires tremendous effort, concentration and above all, never giving up.
When I was taken to the concentration camp of Auschwitz, a manuscript of mine ready for publication was confiscated. Certainly, my deep desire to write this manuscript anew helped me to survive the rigors of the camps I was in.
And the American people should be made aware of the trend toward the monopolization of the great public information vehicles and the concentration of more and more power in fewer and fewer hands.
Whatever you focus on, you become. That is the key line, you know. Meditation is the bow and concentration is the arrow.
Before a match, I need to be alone. I need to reach concentration and focus on the game ahead of me.
We need physical exercise to prepare our brain for long periods of concentration
I don’t think more concentration is required for Robert De Niro to do what he does as for Jim Carrey to do what he does.
It is not brilliance or facility that is necessary, but the determination to bear and even enjoy the dull process of wading into one’s own bad prose again, and one more time, and then once again, with the utmost concentration and taste, looking for opportunities to mine deeper.
It is only when I dally with what I am about, look back and aside, instead of keeping my eyes straight forward, that I feel these cold sinkings of the heart.
When you are accustomed to winning, when you are used to winning, then afterwards you tend not to have the same level of concentration. Sometimes you go into the games thinking you have already won because you are so strong.
In contrast to the troposphere, the stratosphere is extremely dry and practically cloudless – the concentration of water vapor is measured in parts per million and is, in fact, comparable to that of ozone.
What I call innocence is the spirit’s unself-conscious state at any moment of pure devotion to any object. It is at once a receptiveness and total concentration.
The real value of tests is not that they detect bugs in the code but that they detect inadequacies in the methods, concentration, and skills of those who design and produce the code.
The Supreme Court of the United States has validated the Nazi method of execution in concentration camps, starving them to death.
This, in the end, might be the greatest social good of poetry: to get us to live differently, with a different sort of thinking and concentration, even if it’s just for a few moments.
Chess demands total concentration
There are many direct biological benefits that result from higher atmospheric CO2 concentrations. Two of the most important are increased plant photosynthesis and water-use efficiency.
Size of industry, concentration of market, or production notwithstanding, the consumer is best served when the businessman is completely free to pursue his profit goals.
When the possessions and households of citizens are no longer honored by the acts, as well as the principles, of their government, then the concentration camp ceases to be one of the possibilities of human nature and becomes one of its likelihoods.
When there are four or five tables going on it is hard to keep your concentration.
During the Nuremberg trials, Oswald Pohl, an SS Lieutenant General,…is shown here explaining how Farben operated such concentration camps as Auschwitz and Buchenwald.
I like to understand, very specifically, what it is I’m seeing, and where it is and where it’s going, and a lot of that is just hitting the mark and following the dotted line. But, that’s good too because there’s concentration and focus that’s involved in that.
Attention is the vital thing and there is no tension in attention. It just happens to be a similar word. It’s not concentration or straining. Attention has the openness of a young child not yet dominated by the conceptual mind.
From my very first movie, what was my concentration, my inspiration, was I didn’t want to narrate something, I didn’t want to tell a story. I wanted to show something, I wanted for them to make their own story from what they were seeing.
I do not believe in God; his existence has been disproved by Science. But in the concentration camp, I learned to believe in men.
From the Soviet gulag to the Nazi concentration camps and the killing fields of Cambodia, history teaches that granting the state legal authority to kill innocent individuals has dreadful consequences.
While I am rehearsing a play, I try to read nothing that might distract my concentration from the work in progress.
Concentration is not staring hard at something. It is not trying to concentrate.
If you watch young children play, you will notice that they create games, characters, situations, whole worlds in which they immerse themselves with intense concentration.
Concentration is a cornerstone of mindfulness practice. Your mindfulness will only be as robust as the capacity of your mind to be calm and stable. Without calmness, the mirror of mindfulness will have an agitated and choppy surface and will not be able to reflect things with any accuracy.
No fine work can be done without concentration and self-sacrifice and toil and doubt.
All the sutras in the world are useless. All the lectures of all the teachers don’t really mean anything. They are only words. They point in a direction, that is their only use.
Freedom is a rare and delicate plant. Our minds tell us, and history confirms, that the great threat to freedom is the concentration of power.
Concentrated attention is the collection of units of power on a chosen point of intention.
I tend to think some things are off-limits. Not in the sense that you should not be able to say them, but you need some care about how and when you go into them. If you wanted to make a joke about concentration camps you should think twice. At least twice.
What went wrong is we had tremendous concentration in the sense we put a lot of our money to work against U.S. real estate. We got here by lending money, and putting money to work in the U.S. real estate market, in a size that was probably larger than what we ought to have done on a diversification basis.
Concentration is the key to economic results. No other principle of effectiveness is violated as constantly today as the basic principle of concentration…. Our motto seems to be, “Let’s do a little bit of everything.”
I can write a poem in 10 minutes. I like writing songs; I can write songs in 5 or 10 minutes. My concentration seems very short.
In ‘The Adjustment Bureau,’ Damon shows movie-star concentration as David Norris, a politician whose world ambitions hit a pothole when his angry streak becomes public.
Capablanca plays very superficially sometimes, in a way that can only be ascribed to lack of concentration. This is an integral weakness of his make-up and can only be partially compensated by his employing his time allowance to the full.
Keeping up your concentration is one of the hardest tasks when you’re a centre-back because a team like Bayern tend to dominate and can give you sense of false security.
If your concentration is getting bad, take up bass fishing. It will really improve your ability to focus. If you aren’t ready when that fish hits, you can’t set the hook.
Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.
I have to stay concentrated. I have to maintain focus and concentration. I can’t get ahead of myself. I give 100 percent in training and in the ring. I always want to put on a great fight for the fans.
Classical music requires an immense amount of concentration, and I don’t know if I would’ve been that committed to that particular life.
I’m too passionate about my work…Acting takes not only concentration, it takes creativity; it takes… your soul.
Many of the old masters of watercolour painted from notes, with enthusiasm either unabated or renewed. It is hard to assume the same degree of concentration in the studio, but not impossible.
To read a novel requires a certain kind of concentration, focus, devotion to the reading. If you read a novel in more than two weeks, you don’t read the novel really.
Persistence means giving full concentration to whatever you are doing right now. … Persistence is success through trial, error, resetting your goals, and moving toward the target.
I certainly do not adore the writer’s discipline. I have lost lovers, endangered friendships, and blundered into eccentricity, impelled by a concentration which usually is to be found only in the minds of people about to be executed in the next half hour.
It is all about concentration, and the more games you play, the more you concentrate.
The advanced education in Tantra obviously has to do with the entrance into samadhi, the negation of the self. That is what the path of negation means, not the negation of life, but the negation of anything that is not enlightenment.
Fundamentally, therefore, any man can, even under such circumstances, decide what shall become of himвЂ”mentally and spiritually. He may retain his human dignity even in a concentration camp.
The power of concentration is the only key to the treasure-house of knowledge.
Not all activities are equal… Those that involve genuine concentration – studying a musical instrument, playing board games, reading, and dancing – are associated with a lower risk for dementia.
I watch old ‘Truth or Consequences’ on Hulu. ‘Concentration.’ And ‘The Match Game’ with Gene Rayburn.
When you’re writing there’s a deep, deep level of concentration way below your normal self. This strange voice, these strange sentences come out of you.
My school reports always used to point out that my concentration levels were appalling. I never listened in class because I was always daydreaming about racing. I never thought for a moment about doing anything else. There was no guarantee that I’d make a career in it but I never had any plan B.
When we mediate, we are raising the kundalini through focus, through concentration. There is a metaphysical astral process that’s taking place.
If you wish to see the thousand years, look at today; if you wish to understand the millionfold, then look at the one or the two.
The annual ‘Forbes’ Billionaires List speaks volumes about the movement and concentration of wealth across industries and geographies.
All the judges are lawyers; they interpret and enforce our laws. There is no separation of powers where the lawyers are concerned. There is only a concentration of all government power – in the lawyers.
Sam picks the stone up and clenches his entire body in deep concentration. Nothing happens. ” Oh come on,” he says to the stone. ” I promise to use it for the power of good. No girls’ locker rooms, I swear.
I mean, I love buying albums, I’m obsessed, but now you just click ‘add’, don’t you? And when do you actually listen to anything? You know, unless you’re in the car or you’ve got time to do that, it’s just not the same world any more in terms of concentration.
When you play against good people, that’s when you focus your concentration. Your sense of urgency to be disciplined in your execution all become more critical. Sometimes you get away with doing things not quite right against lesser competition, but when you play against real good people that’s when it shows up.
Our mind is a flowing something. It oscillates. Concentration is merely the continuous return to the same problem from a million angles…. So my problem is this: Can I bring the Lord back in my mind-flow every few seconds so that God shall always be in my mind?
I have a study now – I used not to. I also love working in cafes; ignoring noise is good for concentration.
I play drums, and I’d recommend it to anyone, except maybe your neighbors. It’s great exercise – physical, mental, emotional, and social. It takes deep concentration but also activates concentration. If you’re doing it right, it’s always just a little harder than what you can actually pull off.
Someone who seems doddery is perhaps not doddery at all but only an older person absorbed in squinting concentration, as though on an ultimate trip, memorizing a scene, grateful for being alive to see it.
In meditation you first get sense control. And yoga will help you with the body and when the mind is steady, concentration will come automatically. When you get such concentration, then you get peace of mind.
The ability to concentrate and to use time well is everything.
…I feel more alive when I’m writing than I do at any other time–except when I’m making love. Two things when you forget time, when nothing exists except the moment–the moment of writing, the moment of love. That perfect concentration is bliss.
I never hit a shot, not even in practice, without having a very sharp, in-focus picture of it in my head.
Do not many of us who fail to achieve big things. . .fail because we lack concentration–the art of concentrating the mind on the thing to be done at the proper time and to the exclusion of everything else?
It is certain that concentration camps had a bad reputation with us.
When you’re writing for the screen, you have to be hyper-conscious every moment of how the audience is going to react. If you write just one scene where the audience is confused or it breaks their concentration in some way, then you’ve lost them, and you might never get them back.
Goals provide the energy source that powers our lives.
The secret of concentration is the secret of self-discovery. You reach inside yourself to discover your personal resources, and what it takes to match them to the challenge.
The Terror-Famine of 1932-33 was a dual-purpose by product of collectivization, designed to suppress Ukrainian nationalism and the most important concentration of prosperous peasants at one throw.
Brahman is beyond mind and speech, beyond concentration and meditation, beyond the knower, the known and knowledge, beyond even the conception of the real and unreal. In short, It is beyond all relativity.
IвЂ™ll make Goyle do lines, itвЂ™ll kill him, he hates writing,вЂќ said Ron happily. He lowered his voice to GoyleвЂ™s low grunt and, screwing up his face in a look of pained concentration, mimed writing in midair. вЂњI… must… not… look… like… a… baboonвЂ™s… backside.
I may be more passionate about my comedy because that’s the one place where I feel comfortable – because I’m in the now. Performing is the only time of the day when I have to really force every ounce of concentration into whatever’s happening in that moment.
My concentration was really on getting to university and becoming a doctor. My parents let me know that school marks were important. Achievement was something which came by hard work.
You need at least six or seven years to understand the philosophy and concentration of karate to know to clean your spirit of everything and dedicate your mind and body to the sport.
The components of happiness are quite simple. Happiness is gentleness, peace, concentration, simplicity, forgiveness, humor, fearlessness, trust, and now. In its true form each quality includes all the rest, for happiness is whole, and one feels whole when genuinely happy.
The secret to concentration is elimination.
I trained like an animal, but the thing is focus and concentration. When the bell rings it’s like when the little red light goes on over the camera. And I can usually nail my lines on the first or second take because I’m right there.
In today’s world where, more than ever, the ongoing concentration of money and power in the hands of a self-selected few, relies on political and public apathy, Live My Life provides a much needed shot of timely, thought-provoking, musically forward, irreverence to the status quo.
Changes in relative ionic concentration across the postsynaptic membrane are readily effected by altering the ionic composition of the external medium.
Democracy can hardly be expected to flourish in societies where political and economic power is being progressively concentrated and centralized. But the progress of technology has led and is still leading to just such a concentration and centralization of power.
When I used to drop the ball, it was because of concentration, trying to run before I caught the ball.
Concentration of wealth yields concentration of political power. And concentration of political power gives rise to legislation that increases and accelerates the cycle.
In any sauce you make, start with a concentration of flavors with great acidity. You then re-dilute the sauce, but the proportion of liquid you add should not be so high that you wash away the extracted flavor you’re aiming to create.
Teens think listening to music helps them concentrate. It doesn’t. It relieves them of the boredom that concentration on homework induces.
The Supreme Court of the United States is an institution damned by God Almighty.
Mom’s dad was in the army, stormed the beach at Normandy, fought through the French hedgerows, the Battle of the Ardennes, the Battle of the Bulge, and liberated concentration camps at the end of the war.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.
How much more the seeker of abstract truth, who needs periods of isolation, and rapt concentration, and almost a going out of thebody to think!
I find that when I am actually writing, I enter a zone of concentration too small to admit my troubles.
Concentration of power in a political machine is bad; and an Established Church is only a political machine; it was invented for that; it is nursed, cradled, preserved for that; it is an enemy to human liberty, and does no good which it could not better do in a split-up and scattered condition.
We will not take Arsenal lightly for one minute, as they showed in the two matches against us last season that they can be dangerous opponents if we lose our concentration for a moment.
I am not allowed to be afraid. My mother made me like that. As a child, if I was afraid of the dark, she would lock me in the closet. Things like this. And she would talk about the time she spent in the concentration camp, but not about being afraid, only about the good side of it.
Successful minds work like a gimlet–to a single point.
You need 100 percent concentration on golf to succeed.
It was becoming a habit-this concentration on things behind him. Almost as though there were no future to be had. *Milkman*
a poet is someone who is abnormally fond of that precision which creates movement. Which is to say the highest form of concentration possible: fascination; to report on the electrifying experience of being
I was 16 and did a play at school. I was a rather good student… And then I did a play when I was 16 and completely lost all my concentration for academics.
The concentration in my book on Marie Antoinette’s childhood and on her family influences. It is surprising how some books actually start with her arrival in France!
Trump makes really, really powerful arguments, for example in relation to healthcare. He talks about the cartels and the concentration of power and the health insurance companies effectively having monopolies and ripping people off.
Results show that just one year of chess tuition will improve a student’s learning abilities, concentration, application, sense of logic, self-discipline, respect, behavior and the ability to take responsibility for his/her own actions.
Concentration is the secret of strength in politics, in war, in trade, in short in all management of human affairs.
Thought is energy.
Active thought is active energy;
concentrated thought is a concentrated energy.
Thought concentrated on a definite purpose becomes power.
Active thought is active energy;
concentrated thought is a concentrated energy.
Thought concentrated on a definite purpose becomes power.
If I wanted to write, I had to be willing to develop a kind of concentration found mostly in people awaiting execution. I had to learn technique and surrender my ignorance.
For people who grew up hunting, especially war veterans, shooting often settled the mind. It was something that required full concentration, and therefore took you away from your troubles, at least for a short time.
The concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide has changed greatly since fossilized life began on Earth nearly 600 million years ago. In fact, there is only 1/19 as much CO2 in the air today as there was 520 million years ago. That high CO2 was hardly the recipe for disaster.
Intense concentration for hour after hour can bring out resources in people that they didn’t know they had.
In the Gita continuous concentration on God is the king of sacrifices.
I had a lot of it in my day, but I don’t like it. It’s a dumb drug. Your whole concentration goes on getting the next fix. I find caffeine easier to deal with.
I’m for catching every Japanese in America, Alaska, and Hawai’i now and putting them in concentration camps.
The power to concentrate was the most important thing. Living without this power would be like opening oneвЂ™s eyes without seeing anything.
Learning to focus attention and concentration is very useful; meditation can help you do that.
The formula for success is simple: practice and concentration then more practice and more concentration.
There are five stages of meditation, each one leading gradually into the next: concentration, meditation, contemplation, illumination, and inspiration.
Being an actor is the loneliest thing in the world. You are all alone with your concentration and imagination, and that’s all you have.
We in the West have arranged our institutions to prevent the concentration of political power. вЂ¦ But we have failed utterly to prevent the concentration of economic power, or take account of how such concentration damages the conditions under which full human flourishing becomes possible (it is never guaranteed).
You don’t get a chance to sit back and relax because this is the point where we’re tweaking things to see what works and what doesn’t work; so the level of concentration is very focused. But who wouldn’t be happy with this? It’s a great opportunity and a really great piece of writing. I’m just really very fortunate.
It’s more than just playing hard. You have to maintain concentration and you have to combine that with your intensity level.
The art of concentration is a continual letting go. We let go of what is inessential or distracting. We let go of a thought or a feeling, not because we are afraid of it or because we canвЂ™t bear to acknowledge it as a part of our experience; but, because it is UNNECESSARY.
Despite the hundreds of attempts, police terror and the concentration camps have proved to be more or less impossible subjects for the artist; since what happened in them was beyond the imagination, it was therefore also beyond art and all those human values on which art is traditionally based.
There’s a great variety of people in Washington, but I think because of the great concentration of people in New York, that variety is more visible. You walk the streets and there are people of every color, shape and size, ethnic background, religion, it doesn’t matter. It’s always present.
Writing requires the concentration of the writer, demands that nothing else be done except that.
I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done.
In a society that has very high concentration of capital in a narrow sector of the population, that’s going to influence everything in different ways.
Life, never deciding to master anything in particular.
Concentration is the root of all the higher abilities in man.
Among the social networks, LinkedIn can be one of the most useful when it comes to cultivating critical, lucrative business opportunities, since it has a high concentration of business decision makers.
Meditation is not passive sitting in silence. It is sitting in awareness, free from distraction, and realizing the clear understanding that arises from concentration.
The successful men of today are men of one overmastering idea, one unwavering aim, men of single and intense purpose.
The joy of life is born of concentration. When you are having a cup of tea, the value of that experience depends on your concentration. You have to drink the tea with 100 percent of your concentration.
To perfect your nature doesn’t mean to have some idea of what a perfect person is and to simply be that. That doesn’t work.
Like a lot of people, I read ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ again and again and again when I was growing up – I’m still completely felled by what an astounding book it is. And as a teenager, I did a lot of reading about concentration camps and the vast horrors of the war.
…I would like to live a little bit longer in this beautiful concentration camp.
Put on the music, and listen. Zazen means to sit, to listen. You’re listening to enlightenment, to the universes, to the planes of mind.
There can only be one state of mind as you approach any profound test; total concentration, a spirit of togetherness, and strength.
Chess is a game that benefits people of all ages, especially kids, in any area of life, business, problem solving, and social skills. Chess has the unique ability to combine focus, concentration, imagination, coordination, teamwork, and leadership all at the same time.
Gymnastics does take great focus and concentration. What I do is look to my coach. He keeps me focused. And I meditate to get myself confident before the competition floor. That helps keep me focused, too.
Literature takes a habit of mind that has disappeared. It requires silence, some form of isolation, and sustained concentration in the presence of an enigmatic thing.
If you keep focusing, gradually thoughts will become quieter and quieter, gradually the images will disappear from the mind. What is happening is the kundalini energy begins to radiate and rise, it causes the mind to be quiet.
Most people have a concentration in particular areas; it might be politics, it might be science, it might be business, it might be sports. I care about all of those, and that’s why I’ve chosen the formats I chose.
No more than a surgeon can operate while tweeting can you reach your potential with one ear in, one ear out. You actually have to reacquaint yourself with concentration. We all do.
Practice mediation and concentration exercises, and begin to think more about regaining your sensitivity by avoiding draining situations. Not because of fear but because of intelligence.
Kyra Sedgwick told me, ‘Keep your heart where your feet are’ and that’s incredibly difficult to do. It takes a lot of concentration. You’ve got to be conscientious of each other.
An oyster, that marvel of delicacy, that concentration of sapid excellence, that mouthful bwefore all other mouthfuls, who first had faith to believe it, and courage to execute? The exterior is not persuasive.
I have a writerвЂ™s concentration: intense, but flickering.
It is wise to direct your anger towards problems – not people; to focus your energies on answers – not excuses.
An inner life and inner enemies to conquer, battle and destroy. These enemies are the various desires that seek to distract our concentration by causing our thoughts to cling to outward things, things that will pass away.
What I do requires fantastic concentration… but you can’t be totally alone, or you lose all contact with reality, so even when I’m engrossed and secluded, Jack Dunphy can be there. He’s my oldest and best friend, and best critic too.
In football, I need full concentration even though I really enjoy it.
I do not play golf regularly, but I feel that hitting the moving ball in cricket is tougher than hitting a stationary ball as in golf, which requires more concentration and steady hands.
Because only slow food can teach us the things that really matter – care, beauty, concentration, discernment, sensuality, all the best that humans are capable of, but only if we take the time to think about what we’re eating.
Meditation will bring back the powers and awareness from the past; more importantly, it will expand your consciousness today.
The wind is never for the sailor who knows not to what port he is bound.
Our kitchen is a kitchen that makes food designed to be tasted with the five senses and it requires concentration to appreciate all that we want to express.
Marx…. Lenin…. Mao Tse-Tung…. These men were animated by the love of brother and this we must believe though their ends meant the seizure of power, and the building of mighty armies, the compulsion of concentration camps, the forced labor and torture and killing of tens of thousands, even millions.
Liberals are concerned about the concentration of wealth because it almost inevitably leads to a concentration of power that undermines democracy.
I am full of fire and passion. I am not ready yet for great concentration and passion.
I think that both Bernie [Sanders] and Hillary [Hillary] have highlighted how much, over the last few decades, we have seen the concentration of wealth in fewer and fewer hands.
Built on the foundation of concentration is the third aspect of the BuddhaвЂ™s path of awakening: clarity of vision and the development of wisdom.
What one seems to want in art, in experiencing it, is the same thing that is necessary for its creation, a self-forgetful, perfectly useless concentration.
But my father, a thief in many ways, had robbed me of my concentration.
Concentration comes out of a combination of confidence and hunger.
One wellcultivated talent, deepened and enlarged, is worth 100 shallow faculties. The first law of success in this day, when so many things are clamoring for attention, is concentration-to bend all the energies to one point, and to go directly to that point, looking neither to the right nor to the left.
Men have died in torture chambers, on the stake, in concentration camps, in front of firing squads, rather than renounce their convictions. The appeaser renounces his under the pressure of a frown on a vacant face.
Writing is work. It takes a lot of contemplation, concentration, and out-and-out sweat. People tend to romanticize it, that somehow your work appears by benefit of some mystical external force. In reality, to be a writer, you have to sit down and write. It’s work, and often it’s hard work.
Then I realized that to be really good at this requires a lot of energy and concentration and skill.
I feel like, in a way, after doing it for so many years, you learn a certain concentration and how to turn it on and off.
The biggest memory I have is the 1984 European Cup final against Roma and my ‘spaghetti legs’ routine during the penalty shoot-out that won us the trophy. People said I was being disrespectful to their players, but I was just testing their concentration under pressure. I guess they failed that test.
My training was based on concentration, and it’s impossible to cheat when you are concentrated
Only Communists and Social Democrats who acted against the state were incarcerated. Most of the Communists and Social Democrats I had known became Nazis later. Only those who were doing anything against the state were thrown in concentration camps.
I decided to shift my energy and concentration into changing my lifestyle and diet and taking charge of my own illness.
Buddhism is not just going to temple, being at a ceremony and dressing up. That is the church of Buddhism. Esoteric Buddhism is to move beyond this world.
It takes every ounce of my concentration and focus every night to be in character, to sing in good voice, to not fall off the platform. I use my peripheral vision more than I have ever used it in my life.
If you have the insight of non-self, if you have the insight of impermanence, you should make that insight into a concentration that you keep alive throughout the day. Then what you say, what you think, and what you do will then be in the light of that wisdom and you will avoid making mistakes and creating suffering.
The best thing about yoga is that it is not just about weight loss but being fit from within. It’s about better concentration, a calmer mind, and knowing your body.
The problems of the global economy are not based in perception, but in the reality of prices, balance sheets and income statements, vast concentrations of wealth and power, precarious systemic imbalances, ruthless exploitation, and command economies mismanaged by Central State/Bank policy and manipulation.
Our thoughts create our reality – where we put our focus is the direction we tend to go.
Golf is difficult to get your personality over because you are such a bottle of concentration.
I majored in political science, and my concentration was U.S. involvement in Latin America in the 20th century.
America is not a wily, sneaky nation. We don’t think that way. We don’t think much at all, thank God. Start thinking and pretty soon you get ideas, and then you get idealism, and the next thing you know you’ve got ideology, with millions dead in concentration camps and gulags.
Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.
But I have to add – and this answers your other question – this catholicity in time and in space is only meaningful for me if there is, at the same time, a concentration on the Gospel.
Golf is like acting in that both require concentration and relaxation at the same time. In acting, you can’t push emotion. You have to let it rise from you naturally. Same thing in golf. You have to have a plan and a focus; but then you need to just let it happen and enjoy the smooth movement of the swing.
If you focus the rays of the sun through a lens, they can burn cotton or a piece of paper; but, the scattered rays cannot do this act. If you collect the dissipated rays of the mind and focus them at a point, you will have wonderful concentration.
I had just come off of doing a play in Los Angeles which actually got me the role. It was called Bent and it was at the Mark Taper Forum. I was playing a homosexual in 1930 to 1934 Berlin who is eventually put into a concentration camp for the second half of the play. I had lost about 38 pounds for that.
Nothing can add more power to your life than concentrating all you energies on a limited set of targets.
One of the main differences between silent meditation and chanting is that silent meditation is rather dependent on concentration, but when you chant, it’s more of a direct connection with God.
In summary, all great work is the fruit of patience and perseverance, combined with tenacious concentration on a subject over a period of months or years.
I love challenges, I love intensity, and I also like to challenge my mind. Believe it or not, boxing is not only about physical force. You use a lot of concentration; it’s really mental.
But suppose, for the sake of argument, free competition, without any sort of monopoly, would develop capitalism trade more rapidly. Is it not a fact that the more rapidly trade and capitalism develop, the greater is the concentration of production and capital which gives rise to monopoly?
Diversification may preserve wealth, but concentration builds wealth.
If you look at the difference games between the bigger and smaller teams, the difference in concentration, and being passive is big; that is my opinion.
Dignity and quiet joy in all that we do are the expression of perfect concentration and perfect wisdom.
It would be a great vacation to act in a movie if I weren’t directing it. But to do it while you’re directing interferes with your concentration, and I wouldn’t do that again.
The concentration of wealth in the hands of the few threatens the ability of ordinary people to raise their voices and have a say over how our societies are run.
Years of concentration solely on work and individual success meant that in his retirement [Lyndon Johnson] could find no solace in family, in recreation, in sports or in hobbies. It was almost as if the hole in his heart was so large that even the love of a family, without work, could not fill it.
All of the exoteric teachings are only designed to give you the type of life that will allow you to practice the esoteric teachings.
High achievements in art, music, etc., are the results of concentration.
there is clearly a kind of anger that is healthy. It is the concentration of one’s whole being in the determination: this must change.
The danger in media concentration comes not from the concentration, but instead from the feudalism that this concentration, tied to the change in copyright, produces.
The Egyptian army concentrations in the Sinai approaches do not prove that Nasser was really about to attack us. We must be honest with ourselves. We decided to attack him.
A picture was once a rare sort of symbol, rare enough to call for attentive concentration. Now it is the actual experience that is rare, and the picture has become ubiquitous.
First and fore-most, you must have confidence. Your second mental problem is concentration. Think the shot through in advance before you address the ball. Draw a mental image of where you want it to go and then eliminate everything else from your mind, except how you are going to get the ball into that preferred spot.
Nothing erases unpleasant thoughts more effectively than conscious concentration on pleasant ones.
Narrow all your interests until the attitude of mind and heart and body is concentration on Jesus Christ.
Concentrate, play your game, and don’t be afraid to win.
One great cause of failure of young men in business is lack of concentration.
A person who undertakes the study of Zen and learns concentration and meditation is like a gymnast. You become a gymnast of the mind.
Meditation is like a single log of wood. Insight and investigation are one end of the log; calm and concentration are the other end. If you lift up the whole log, both sides come up at once. Which is concentration and which is insight? Just this mind.
I don’t know how you work on concentration. You are either born with it or you’re not. And I was definitely not born with it.
Miami is the place where all great Medicare fraud schemes come from. It has a great concentration of professional criminals and old people.
The concentration of all seven behind the stroke should be so strong that you know by feel when that stroke has varied his style or rating without the cox announcing it.
No matter how loud the stadium is, once you’re on that field and that offense walks up to the line, it’s silent. You can only hear the guys on the field. It’s amazing how much concentration you can have when it’s required and how powerful your mind is to give it to you.
We need to blinker ourselves, to better monitor our attentional focus. Enforced periods of no email or Internet to allow us to sustain concentration have been shown to be tremendously helpful. And breaks – even a 15-minute break every two or three hours – make us more productive in the long run.
First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.
Thought control is the ability to direct mind and attention anywhere. Your ability to win is dependent upon the power of your concentration. Winning is a state of mind.
I had an opportunity to make an album – that was a dream come true. I had to make sure that I could do it the best way I could, and at least at the end of it be very pleased with it and not regret anything. So that took a lot of concentration. Being isolated really helps with that.
Listening is the key to total concentration. You listen as the character would listen, closing the door on everything else. Then you are ready to respond.
After I started getting criticism for doing ‘Big Brother,’ someone told me that Hugh Downs used to host ‘Concentration’ and Mike Wallace used to do ‘The Big Surprise.’ I thought, Huh, maybe that door isn’t sealed shut if I want to do ’60 Minutes’ one day.
Anything can happen in life. You take your car, you drive your car every day in the same road and one day you just have no concentration – accident. That’s part of life. It can happen to anybody.
The work is intense. You have to calculate a great deal very quickly which requires football intelligence and real concentration. Part of my role is to shuttle between the defense and the attacking lines to make sure that the ball circulates well and quickly.
My music, I hope, takes 100% of your concentration. I know how to do that.
Those of us who participate realize the incredible honor bestowed on us, but to really understand the true scope and depth of the movement requires more investigation and concentration.
When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.
When I play, I become entirely absorbed in the game. It may be a form of concentration.
The mountains are exceptional places for, as the natural environment is concerned, they are the concentration of the wildest possible variety of all natural phenomena and forms. They are somehow a concentration of the truth of nature or even I’d say its essence.
I have prepared myself to be at my peak in London. But in the Olympics, there are so many factors. You need to stay alert all the time, and a lapse of concentration, even for a second, will let you down.
He who knows even how to prepare a smoke properly, knows also how to meditate. And he who cannot cook well cannot be a perfect sannyasin. Unless cooking is performed with a pure mind and concentration, the food is not palatable.
Meditate. Look at the candle flame – or whatever object you have chosen to gaze upon – with intensity.
To help your concentration, don’t take too much time.
I worked with such concentration and focus and I had hundreds of obscure engineering or programming things in my head. I was just real exceptional in that way
The atmospheric CO2 concentration is rising – mainly due to the burning of fossil fuels. It’s agreed that this build-up will, in itself, induce a long-term warming trend, superimposed on all the other complicated effects that make climate fluctuate.
The academic community has in it the biggest concentration of alarmists, cranks and extremists this side of the giggle house.
I think it’s time that we have a women’s show about the West. The concentration has been on the men and the Indians.
To do justice to a lifelong dream of being a writer, I must give it the intense concentration and focus I gave to track. To do both with excellence is not possible. It is with a sense of sadness and joyous anticipation that I leave track and move on.
I think Dodd-Frank has contributed to a concentration of banking assets in the hands of a small number of banks.
Actually the adrenaline of the game will probably help me out a little bit to regain command and concentration about the things that I have to do.
When you’re doing a different kind of film, you have to bring a different kind of attitude; you have to bring a different kind of concentration.
The modern notion of background music is a loud thump, thump, thump. It isn’t only conversation it kills but also concentration.
Not merely by rules of conduct and religious observances, nor by much learning either, nor even by attainment of concentration, nor by sleeping alone, do I reach the happiness of freedom, to which no worldlings attain. If you have not put an end to compulsions, nurse your faith
The only way I could work properly was by using the absolute maximum of observation and concentration that I could possible muster.
We apply our effort to be mindful, to be aware in this very moment, right here and now, and we bring a very wholehearted effort to it. This brings concentration. It is this power of concentration that we use to cut through the world of surface appearances to get to a much deeper reality.
The 7 factors of enlightenment: mindfullness, investigation of mental objects, energy, joy, tranquility, concentration and equanimity.
Beware of dissipating your powers; strive constantly to concentrate them.
The psychological effects of having to hold a prospectless position for what might seem an infinite amount of time does nothing to aid the defender’s concentration.
Today, we have our own concentrations of economic power. Instead of Standard Oil, U.S. Steel, the Union Pacific Railroad, and J. P. Morgan and Company, we have Amazon, Google, Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft.
I have never been a victim of antisemitism – if you put to one side my war-time experience. That said, I am lucky not to have been sent into a concentration camp.
It’s tough to be in a relationship with a musician, because it reads sometimes as this ego and self-involvement when it’s really just concentration and focus.
Concentrate: you can’t have it all.
Concentration of greenhouse gases, especially CO2, have increased substantially since the beginning of the industrial revolution. And the National Academy of Sciences indicates that the increase is due in large part to human activity.
We arrived at the 2002 World Cup with two titles, very calm, well organised, maybe missing a bit of concentration. But the only truth is on the pitch. The dangers are there.
Concentration, Confidence, Competitive urge, Capacity for enjoyment.
Americans ought to be the best-traveled, most cosmopolitan people on earth, not only because experience of the world is desirable in its own right, but because as a people acquires a great concentration of power, worldliness becomes a moral imperative.
The giants of the race have been men of concentration, who have struck sledge-hammer blows in one place until they have accomplished their purpose. The successful men of today are men of one overmastering idea, one unwavering aim, men of single and intense purpose.
You can’t lose your concentration at all. And there are times when you’re on the stage, and you’ve got silence, which is wonderful, but you have to have the confidence to make you realize it’s fine. You can’t suddenly wobble and think, ‘They’re not interested.’
The magic of the pen lies in the concentration of your thoughts upon one object.
I was a film major with a concentration in animation.
The master of a single trade can support a family. The master of seven trades cannot support himself. The wind is never for the sailor who knows not to what port he is bound.
If you neglect those who are currently poor and stable, you may create more poor and unstable people. There has been a tremendous concentration of donor interest in countries that are seen as particularly fragile – but it becomes harder to mobilise money for sub-Saharan, plain poor countries.
Grief is exhausting. When you learn – maybe through my age or experience – trying to harness the energy, whatever it is, muted energy or a concentration to find yourself in a place? You try to use it for when it’s really necessary and can arrive.
Many of us have a mental conception of what a Christian should be, and the lives of the saints become a hindrance to our concentration on God.
Concentration is the ability to think about absolutely nothing when it is absolutely necessary.
Governments should end the extreme concentration of wealth in order to end poverty. This means tackling tax dodging but also increasing taxes on wealth and high incomes to ensure a more level playing field and generate the billions of dollars needed to invest in healthcare, education, and job creation.
The fascination of shooting as a sport depends almost wholly on whether you are at the right or wrong end of the gun.
By disciplining and training the mind to focus on one thing, we gain control of perception; we learn to grab it and put it someplace we want it to be.
Every flaw you have or lapse of concentration can cost you a goal, so you have to be on your toes every minute of the game.
The novel is about, for me, sustained and organized looking. I do think that people have a hunger for a sustained engagement, that concentration that the book can offer.
I find overtime exciting. You don’t have time to think about anything.
The two great aims of industrialism – replacement of people by technology and concentration of wealth into the hands of a small plutocracy – seem close to fulfillment.
Discipline and concentration are a matter of being interested.
Let each hour of the day have its allotted duty, and cultivate that power of concentration which grows with its exercise.
Concentration is inspiration. You must be completely overtaken by your work and your subject. Only then do all your influences and experience come up to the surface.
Singleness of purpose is one of the chief essentials for success in life, no matter what may be one’s aim.
Animation requires a great deal of concentration, and I preferred to work alone because then I’m not deterred by somebody asking me if I want coffee, or the phone ringing or something.
My giving birth was nothing when I think about all the people in Sri Lanka that have to give birth in a concentration camp.
Los Angeles has the greatest concentration of surviving movie palaces in the United States, yet most residents have never been inside one of them.
When we hug, our hearts connect and we know that we are not separate beings. Hugging with mindfulness and concentration can bring reconciliation, healing, understanding, and much happiness.
There is a way beyond this life and beyond death, the path of liberation. In order to be liberated, you have to enter into the world of advanced meditation.
Whatever your issue is, whether it’s racism or homophobia or policy issues or taxes or urban decay or health care, you’re not going to go anywhere with it if we don’t focus on the concentration of power.
Mindfulness develops attention, concentration and the ability to simply be present with little or no future orientation, past orientation or goal orientationвЂ”choosing to be a human being rather than a human doing.
Concentrate your energies, your thoughts and your capital. The wise man puts all his eggs in one basket and watches the basket.
Meditation helps concentration of the mind. Then the mind is free from thoughts and is in the meditated form.
Domesticity is essentially drama, for drama is conflict, and the home compels conflict by its concentration of active personalities in a small area. The real objection to domesticity is that it is too exciting.
When great teams meet, there is never a problem with concentration.
My concentration with players is the next match, focus only to work for the next match and how we can win.
When I visited concentration camps, I was more interested in how people responded to the camps than in the actual places. I watched kids picnicking on the ovens and other people stricken with grief.
[T]he great security against a gradual concentration of the several powers in the same department consists in giving to those who administer each department the necessary constitutional means and personal motives to resist encroachment of the others.
As Polish society we cannot live with the term ‘Polish death camps’ or ‘Polish concentration camps.’
Elegance is achieved when all that is superfluous has been discarded and the human being discovers simplicity and concentration: the simpler and more sober the posture, the more beautiful it will be.
There are terrible jerks, and there are an unusually large concentration of them in the workplace. And that means that you do have to make some changes in your behavior, but there is absolutely no need for you to give them power over your happiness.
I do think that my work has gotten calmer, and that the violence of some of the earlier series was necessary to reach the higher degree of concentration in the later ones.
Societies that depend on natural resources tend to have certain inherent problems. The limited concentration of wealth – whether from oil, coal, diamonds, or bauxite – often leads to corruption and authoritarianism.
[A] mere demarcation on parchment of the constitutional limits of the several departments is not a sufficient guard against those encroachments which lead to a tyrannical concentration of all the powers of government in the same hands.
With theater, depending on the audience, the show is different every night and really requires your constant concentration. With film, it’s more possible to focus for shorter, more intense bits of time.
Anyone who has achieved excellence in any form knows that it comes as a result of ceaseless concentration.
I didn’t equate a POW camp with a concentration camp.
As long as my record stands in federal court, any American citizen can be held in prison or concentration camps without a trial or a hearing.
The five essential entrepreneurial skills for success are concentration, discrimination, organization, innovation and communication.
The painting cannot be laid aside even for a day; for it takes constant work to keep ‘flowing,’ but above that it takes concentration, which in our language is consecration.
People in their handlings of affairs often fail when they are about to succeed. If one remains as careful at the end as he was at the beginning, there will be no failure.
In 1978, when I thought of creating a flag for the gay movement, there was no other international symbol for us than the pink triangle, which the Nazis used to identify homosexuals in concentration camps. Even though the pink triangle was and still is a powerful symbol, it was very much forced upon us.
Another big problem with any Australian emissions reduction scheme is that it would not make a material difference to atmospheric carbon concentrations unless the big international polluters had similar schemes.
I box two to three times a week. I don’t like going to the gym because it’s boring. I really like boxing because you have to combine concentration and imagination. I feel like I’m actually learning something that’s useful.
Viktor Frankl said the Concentration camp survivalist said no matter how much mental or physical abuse had been given nobody could cause him to think about anything he didn’t want to think about
I flung my tongue round like a cat-o’-nine-tails so that my pleasant peaceful infant room became little less than a German concentration camp as I took out on the children what life should have got.
In pranayama you don’t worry about taking breaths, you focus on exhalation. If you exhale properly you will inhale. The more deeply you exhale the more deeply you will inhale.
There are partnerships based on principle. There are partnerships based on pragmatism. And fortunately, when it comes to Indo-American relations, both concentrations find a new robust phase of relationship, a multi-fasted relationship which I believe exists in the interests of both our countries.
I’m an old git now, so I would say this, but television was better when there were less channels. There was more concentration and selection in terms of the output.
I like a person who knows his own mind and sticks to it; who sees at once what, in given circumstances, is to be done, and does it.
What’s dangerous is the concentration of wealth in the hands of a few individuals.
I’m the type of guy who gets on the end of things. I need to work on my heading and sometimes my concentration is poor but you need someone to finish off moves.
When I joined the Tour I studied the best players to see what they did that I didn’t do. I came to the conclusion that the successful players had the Three Cs: Confidence, Composure, Concentration.
…women who ‘adjust’ as housewives, who grow up wanting to be ‘just a housewife,’ are in as much danger as the millions who walked to their own death in the concentration camps…they ate suffering a slow death of mind and spirit.
Oh I don’t need an education Just a microphone’s intoxication And I can’t deal with concentration Give me tongues and stimulation
Yantras are specific designs that have a great deal of power in them, as do mantras, which are words of power. Yantras are designs of power that tap into other levels of attention. They remind us of things in other worlds.
Single-minded concentration in the direction of your dreams intensifies your desires and increases your self-confidence.
I have an occasionally recurring stutter, but not when in character on stage in a play. Odd. James Earl Jones has the same pattern; he stutters in everyday life but not when acting. Preparation requires an actor’s concentration to make the words belong to another person, which is its own sort of trance.
I am very worried about this concentration of power, and it’s not only because of Erdogan. We have the ballot box, but we don’t have the culture of democracy. The government says: You see, we have the majority, we’re entitled to do anything we want. But that’s not democracy, that’s majoritarianism.
I don’t want any more concentration camps for animals that are cruelly treated, force-fed to fatten themselves up for our consumption.
It’s better to do one thing at a time and give your full concentration.
If I were asked to name one aspect of tennis that is the biggest weakness of players of all levels, I would probably say concentration. However good your shots, however fast your movement and reflexes, all is lost if the mind is not controlling every move.
Sit down, keep your back straight, relax and have an object on which to concentrate; you might use a candle flame, a brightly colored rock, a yantra, which is a geometrical designed specifically for the practice of concentration.
Men have prayed in prison, men have prayed in slums and concentration camps. It’s only the middle class who demand to pray in suitable surroundings.
I think it’s doing very well. I’m pleased to see the concentration on semiconductors. I think this will help.
It’s war for 90 minutes in the Manchester Derby. You cannot give anything less than 100 percent concentration.
Manhattan, one of the most moneyed spots on the planet, also has one of the greatest concentrations of people in its skyscrapers. Its also, of course, the place where every architect wants to build his tower.
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
You gain power through practicing meditation and concentration. You gain power by doing anything you like that makes you feel good. You gain power by being happy.
My idea of a good picture is one that’s in focus and of a famous person.
Focus on your potential instead of your limitations.
I grew up in a suburb of Baltimore with an extremely high concentration of Jewish families – where the Levys and Cohens in the high school yearbook went on for pages, where I could count far more temples than I ever could churches. Anti-Semitism, in our cultural biodome, was mostly an abstract concept.
The problem in this world is to avoid concentration of power – we must have a dispersion of power.
You can do only one thing at a time. I simply tackle one problem and concentrate all efforts on what I am doing at the moment.
It is an amazing thing, the difference to oneвЂ™s powers of concentration a pair of comfortable shoes can make.
If every day you practice walking and sitting meditation and generate the energy of mindfulness and concentration and peace, you are a cell in the body of the new Buddha. This is not a dream but is possible today and tomorrow.
Acting is a sport. On stage you must be ready to move like a tennis player on his toes. Your concentration must be keen, your reflexes sharp; your body and mind are in top gear, the chase is on. Acting is energy. In the theatre people pay to see energy.
You get involved with a character after spending a long time waiting, and this demands a lot of energy and concentration.
A corporation is a state created institution, state supported institution, its concentration of private power, there is no reason why it should have the rights of persons.
This fundraising is consuming us. It’s impossible to overstate, I think, what it’s doing to members and their ability to just focus on the job that they were elected to do. The collective concentration of the institution is being undermined every day by the need to fund-raise.
One great cause of failure is lack of concentration.
I’ve tried to be totally present, so that when I’m finished with a piece of work, I’m finished. … The work, once completed, does not need me. The work I’m working on needs my total concentration. The one that’s finished doesn’t belong to me anymore. It belongs to itself.
The concentration and reciprocal effect of industry and agriculture conjoin in a growth of productive powers, which increases more in geometrical than in arithmetical proportion.
For Israel to retain its amazing position as the largest concentration of high tech after Silicon Valley, we need more engineers and mathematicians. We have too many lawyers.
The essence of the stage is concentration and penetration. Of the screen action, movement, sweep.
It’s all about mentally staying in the moment and not losing concentration and trying to back up every day.
I hate to try to be that person in my own skin, in my own way, in my own head, not through exercises or anything else, just by, I guess, belief, concentration.
There’s so much attached to playing shortstop that you lose your concentration on hitting, unless you’re a natural hitter. There’s so much to think about in the field, you don’t have time to think about what you did at the plate last time. ‘How did he get me out?’
I worked with such concentration and focus and I had hundreds of obscure engineering or programming things in my head. I was just real exceptional in that way.
Life is like a concentration camp… you can’t leave without dying.
Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.
The whole Christ seeks after each sinner, and when the Lord finds it, he gives himself to that one soul as if he had but that one soul to bless. How my heart admires the concentration of all the Godhead and humanity of Christ in his search after each sheep of his flock.
Place an object within your view, hopefully at about eye level. You might have to look down a little bit. Some people have a meditation table on which they put an object of concentration on.
Even Eichmann was sickened when he toured the concentration camps.
I don’t see pitches down the middle anymore – not even in batting practice.
Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts.
It [concentration of wealth and power] has been a menace to . . . American democracy.
Intuition was not just visual but also auditory and kinesthetic. Those who watched Feynman in moments of intense concentration came away with a strong, even disturbing sense of the physicality of the process, as though his brain did not stop with the grey matter but extended through every muscle in his body.
The Philadelphia region does have capital, but there’s no concentration of it.
When you play, play hard; when you work, don’t play at all.
There is no happiness. There is only concentration.
I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time.
Dachau-the significance of this name will never be erased from German history. It stands for all concentration camps which the Nazis established in their territory.
Apparently there are three levels of brain activity. Level 1 is the lowest level – the amount of concentration required to, say, delete emails or serve in congress.
Humility is throwing oneself away in complete concentration on something or someone else.
The lesson I learned is that sometimes the task you have at hand needs all of your concentration and focus.
The more completely you concentrate, the stronger your mind becomes.
A good conductor ought to be a good chauffeur; the qualities that make the one also make the other. They are concentration, an incessant control of attention, and presence of mind; the conductor only has to add a little sense of music.
The affinity of blood or pure haemoglobins for oxygen is a complex phenomenon, depending upon a number of conditions, the most important of which are temperature and hydrogen ion concentration.
At some point you start seeing the difference between what you really want, and what is your priority order. I feel that today I know what I want. That’s the problem with perspective, as well as focus and concentration.
I had learnt to seek intensity rather than happiness, not joys and prosperity but more of life, a concentrated sense of life, a strengthened feeling of existence, fullness and concentration of pulse, energy, growth, flowering, beyond the image of happiness or unhappiness.
I want to make my contribution to humanity so that there will be no more Auschwitzes. Children who are born wanted and are given love and attention will not build concentration camps.
I never really had much problem scoring a fight, you call it the way you see it. The most important thing is concentration you really got to concentrate.
Concentration is a part of life. It is not the consequence of a method of education.
To be able to concentrate for a considerable time is essential to difficult achievement.
The closer a man approaches tragedy the more intense is his concentration of emotion upon the fixed point of his commitment, which is to say the closer he approaches what in life we call fanaticism.
Concentration may be my weak point.
In advanced meditation there are methods and formations of joining the mind with the various aggregate aspects of the universe, fusing it, dissolving it, sometimes thousands of times in a microsecond or outside of time.
When I am on stage I am locked away in energy and in concentration. I hear and I think about nothing but the music and I can only relax when it is over.
Acting, really, is a lot of mental fatigue, emotional fatigue, concentration… it’s mentally draining.
My mother had a horrific life. At fourteen, she was in the Nazi concentration camps. Her sense about life now is, every day above ground is a good day.
Perseverance does not always mean sticking to the same thing forever. It means giving full concentration and effort to whatever you are doing right now.
The thing about World War II is that everyone knows about the concentration camps in Europe – in Nazi Germany and Poland and Auschwitz and the other camps – but, no one really talks about the camps that were here in the United States.
Ability is the result of mental and physical toughness, resourcefulness, and powerful concentration.
It is only when I lose contact with the painting that the result is a mess. Otherwise there is pure harmony, an easy give and take, and the painting comes out well.
Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.
I like the concentration, the crush; I like working with language, as others like working with clay, or notes.
Concentration is my motto – first honesty, then industry, then concentration.
On the way to work, concentrate on the way – not the work.
Concentration comes not from trying hard to focus on something, but from keeping your mind open and directing it at nothing.
People assume I’m fearless. A lot of the things I deal with are pretty scary. Fear makes you pay attention – it’s about absolute concentration.
You may cure yourself of a depression by forcing yourself to perform, in rapid order and with excruciating concentration, half a dozen or so unpleasant chores, especially if they have long been postponed. This is a kind of homeopathic purgative, a treatment of like with like.
The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire not things we fear.
One of the things that makes me a conservative, or a libertarian, or whatever the heck it is that I am – a person who doesn’t much like big government – is that I do not like the concentration of the power.
The Champions League is very difficult and you need to keep your concentration at all times.
Playing against Messi, as I’ve said before, is as tough a test of your concentration as any in football. At any moment, he can take the mickey out of you. Physically, it is demanding, but mentally even more so. You cannot switch off.
In the German concentration camps, Jews wore yellow stars while homosexuals wore pink lambdas.
There is no true expertise in the humanities without knowing all of the humanities. Art is a vast, ancient interconnected web-work, a fabricated tradition. Over-concentration on any one point is a distortion.
Temperature measurements in the arctic suggest that it was just as warm there in the 1930’s…before most greenhouse gas emissions. Don’t you ever wonder whether sea ice concentrations back then were low, too?
The concentration of plastic is rapidly increasing in the gyres. Even if you were to close off the tap, and no more plastic entered the ocean, that plastic would stay there, probably for hundreds of years.
Concentration of wealth and power has been built upon other people’s money, other people’s business, other people’s labor. Under this concentration, independent business has been a menace to American society.
Think about the brain as the densest concentration of youness. It’s the peak of the mountain, but not the whole mountain.
Through the practice of concentration and various techniques, we silence the mind and we enter into a flow of perfect light. We go outside of the parameters of mind and thought and experience nirvana.
Well, many of us believe that excessive media concentration is a subject that ought to be addressed, and it is, of course, the intention of the majority party not to allow that to be discussed.
In Buddhism, mindfulness is the key. Mindfulness is the energy that sheds light on all things and all activities, producing the power of concentration, bringing forth deep insight and awakening. Mindfulness is the base of Buddhist practice
One type of concentration is immediate and complete, as it was with Mozart. The other is plodding and only completed in stages, as with Beethoven. Thus genius works in different ways to achieve its ends.
In deep meditation the flow of concentration is continuous like the flow of oil.
Concentration is the secret of srength.
I went to performing arts high school, and I took dance and acting every day. Then, I went to Marymount Manhattan College and I have a B.A. in acting, with a concentration in theater performance and a minor in musical theater. I studied there for three years.
Happiness requires courage, stamina, persistence, fortitude, perseverance, bravery, boldness, valor, vigor, concentration, solidity, substance, backbone, grit, guts, moxie, nerve, pluck, resilience, spunk, tenacity, tolerance, will power, chutzpah, and a good thesaurus.
Ninety percent of my game is mental. It’s my concentration that has gotten me this far.
In the words of Louis Brandeis, the Supreme Court justice, we have a choice between a democracy or vast concentrations of wealth. We have vast concentrations of wealth which has bought its way into our democracy with its political leaders who exemplify the merger of that economic and political elite.
The two great aims of industrialism вЂ” replacement of people by technology and concentration of wealth into the hands of a small plutocracy вЂ” seem close to fulfillment.
Our politics has been greatly impacted, for the worse, by big money and the concentration of big money.
We increasingly live in societies based on the vocabulary of ‘choice’ and a denial of reality – a denial of massive inequality, social disparities, the irresponsible concentration of power in relatively few hands, and a growing machinery of social and civil death.
It’s hard to improve our schools. It’s hard to redistribute wealth created by the concentration of technological and financial power or to increase middle-class wages. But it might be easier to lower middle-class costs by building more housing.
[Speaking of his experience in a concentration camp:] As we said before, any attempt to restore a man’s inner strength in the camp had first to succeed in showing him some future goal…Woe to him who saw no more sense in his life, no aim, no purpose, and therefore no point in carrying on. He was soon lost.
Concentration, Full Confidence, Pure Will. With these 3, what cannot be accomplished?
Mental attitude and concentration are the keys to pitching.
As you go into the light, you will gain a more profound happiness. That happiness will free you from the desire-aversion cycle.
Rise up and become the person you were meant to be.
The key to gazing is stopping thought. Gazing is a soft focus; you are touching something with your luminosity. If you could but look into the mountains you would see a diffuse glow.
It is difficult for the common good to prevail against the intense concentration of those who have a special interest, especially if the decisions are made behind locked doors.
Concentration is the key that opens up to the child the latent treasures within him.
Worldwide, the twentieth century has seen the rise of extraordinary concentrations of economic and political power – evoking the people as the source of power while simultaneously privatizing its most meaningful exercise. Democracy always seems to be at least slightly elusive under such conditions.
When you feel concentrated within the intensity of making paintings, you know exactly what you are doing.
I never work with an audience – I can’t do this. The process depends on the highest degree of nervous concentration.
In India, the concentration of wealth is in a few hands.
Playing chess has many aspects that can be useful in everyday situations like planning, concentration and combinations. You learn to win but also to lose and to be creative.
The West is concentration of the mind: the East is meditation of the mind. The West is thinking: the East is non-thinking. The West is mind: the East is no-mind.
If you are a professional and have confidence, then I would advocate lots of concentration.
If you don’t do something special against Chris Evert you find yourself losing concentration after 35 shots.
In the enlightenment cycle, attention is paid to bringing back the awareness field from other lives. This does not simply mean memory, but rather the internal power and intelligence that you have amassed in other lifetimes.
If you can keep playing tennis when somebody is shooting a gun down the street, that’s concentration.
My concern is: How on earth is anything more urgent than the lives of people in North Korean concentration camps?
We lack an organization that will support fashion week. The five-day week shows a lack of vision and that we are not able to command respect. I am not saying it’s anyone’s fault in particular, it’s our fault. We have the highest concentration of brands, how can we accommodate everyone in four or five days?
You can make fun with Saddam Hussein jokes … but you can’t make fun of, say, the concentration camps. I think my target was not so much evil, but benign stupidity people doing stupid things without realising or, instead, thinking they were doing good.
Concentration can be cultivated. One can learn to exercise will power, discipline one’s body and train one’s mind.
What do I mean by concentration? I mean focusing totally on the business at hand and commanding your body to do exactly what you want it to do.
I’ve learned things in Italy at the age of 31. Some of the passing drills are so complicated you need a high level of concentration and if you mess up the rhythm, believe me you are told!
Concentration is a fine antidote to anxiety.
By concentrating on what is good in people, by appealing to their idealism and their sense of justice, and by asking them to put their faith in the future, socialists put themselves at a severe disadvantage.
I played with Romario. Sometimes you think he’s sleeping, then in one split second he’s scoring. It’s a big quality. That means a lot of concentration for defenders. He’s always fast, always on the line of sight. That’s his best quality.
Concentration, itself, is nothing but a matter of control of the attention! Learn to fix your attention on a given subject, at will, for whatever length of time you choose, and you will have learned the secret passage-way to power and plenty! This is concentration!
In God’s vision, no inside or outside exists. Still, in the beginning, Mother is asking all to meditate on Him in the heart, in order to achieve concentration.
We artists are indestructible; even in a prison, or in a concentration camp, I would be almighty in my own world of art, even if I had to paint my pictures with my wet tongue on the dusty floor of my cell.
Life is a concentration camp. You’re stuck here and there’s no way out and you can only rage impotently against your persecutors.
It’s not what’s happening to you now or what has happened in your past that determines who you become. Rather, it’s your decisions about what to focus on, what things mean to you, and what you’re going to do about them that will determine your ultimate destiny.
To inspire a singularity of focus, a challenge must be important to you and it must be something you feel you should do now in this moment. If it’s trivial or not time-bound, you won’t engage. So in selecting your next challenge in life, choose one that is meaningful and will demand your complete concentration.
An ethic gone wrong is an essential preliminary to the sweat shop or the concentration camp and the death march.
The concentration of wealth is a natural result of this concentration of ability, and regularly recurs in history. The rate of concentration varies (other factors being equal) with the economic freedom permitted by morals and laws.
Gold is not necessary. I have no interest in gold. We’ll build a solid state, without an ounce of gold behind it. Anyone who sells above the set prices, let him be marched off to a concentration. That’s the bastion of money.
I remember so well my father’s complete concentration when he went to the studio. Everything he did, every movement he made, he did with complete concentration. Then, after he had finished work, he would go to the beach or whatever, and then he would enjoy play and forget about his work.
When you play on bad surfaces, you have to show your character and keep your concentration for the whole 90 minutes.
It takes a number of years to learn to hold the mind perfectly in one place. But each day we do it a little better, and in the doing we’re releasing energy that is taking our mind in higher diffuse planes of attention.
Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.
There are two sides to self-discovery, as in most things, an outer more popular side and an inner side. The popular side presents more of a simplified form.
People can insert thoughts into your mind. This is more dangerous for psychic people. Use concentration exercises and read to combat this; boredom is an easy way to be drained.
We frequently define an acid or a base as a substance whose aqueous solution gives, respectively, a higher concentration of hydrogen ion or of hydroxide ion than that furnished by pure water. This is a very one sided definition.
Advanced practice is the entrance into the ten thousand states of mind. Most people exist in five or six of these states in their whole lifetime.
The first essential for the childвЂ™s development is concentration. The child who concentrates is immensely happy.
Because of the tension and difficulty, I remember trying to do the silliest things when we weren’t rolling cameras, anything to lift the spirits. But once on set, it was important to have full concentration.
Now, admittedly, my power of concentration is and always has been extraordinary since my army training! In fact, other people say it is legendary and almost cosmic!
I remember when I was in the prisoner camp, I was a French prisoner. And I saw the first photograph from the concentration camps, and we discussed it with other prisoners. And our feeling was we did not only lose the war, we lost also our honor.
The very act of creation requires such focused concentration that vast areas of knowledge may be completely overlooked. Well, so what? There is no evidence that generalized skills are in any way superior to specialized brilliance.
Success comes from curiosity, concentration, perseverance and self criticism.
Concentration is born on the practice court… you must mentally treat your practice sessions as matches, concentrating on every ball you hit.
In the Second World War, they’re talking about the Japanese traitors and putting them into concentration camps. But companies like DuPont had factories in Germany turning out stuff for the German Army.
Adaptation can efficiently reduce the costs of climate change while atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases are being stabilised
Whatsoever you are doing, be absorbed in it so utterly that the mind thinks nothing, is just there, is just a presence. And more and more totality will be coming.
I think the one lesson I have learned is that there is no substitute for paying attention.
Cluster bombs are perhaps not good in themselves, but when they are dropped on identifiable concentrations of Taliban troops, they do have a heartening effect.
In scientific work, those who refuse to go beyond fact rarely get as far as fact.
To be a scholar of mathematics you must be born with talent, insight, concentration, taste, luck, drive and the ability to visualize and guess.
I learned early in sports that to be effective – for a player to play the best he can play – is a matter of concentration and being unaware of distractions, positive or negative.
The Supreme Court of the United States… has validated the Nazi method of execution in… concentration camps, starving them to death.
When I come into a game in the bottom of the ninth, bases loaded, no one out and a one-run lead … it takes people off my mind.
They were always doing something. Quietly, without interruption, and with great concentration, they carried on with the hundred-and-one small things that made up their world.
We must remember that intelligence is not enough. Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education. The complete education gives one not only power of concentration, but worthy objectives upon which to concentrate.
You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.
Normally, a goalkeeper has to be a perfect man. All my mistakes are visible so I have to keep my concentration all the time.
The degree of freedom from unwanted thoughts and the degree of concentration on a single thought are the measures to gauge spiritual progress.
Concentration and mental toughness are the margins of victory.
As long as my record stands in federal court, any American citizen can be held in prison or concentration camps without trial or hearing. I would like to see the government admit they were wrong and do something about it, so this will never happen again to any American citizen of any race, creed, or color.
There are no parallels to the life of the concentration camps. All seeming parallels create confusion and distract attention from what is essential. Forced labor in prisons and penal colonies, banishment, slavery, all seem for a moment to offer helpful comparisons, but on closer examination lead nowhere.
The Law of Concentration states that whatever you dwell upon, grows. The more you think about something, the more it becomes part of your reality.
Because of ‘Line Of Duty’s proper adherence to police procedure, by definition we end up doing some very long interrogation scenes which are difficult to learn, and require lots of concentration to sustain them across shooting.
People don’t seem to understand that the separation of powers is not about the power of these branches; it’s there to protect individual liberty – it’s there to protect us from the concentration of power.
Concentration is the creation of the instrument; meditation is the right use of it; contemplation transcends it.
Once all come to know that by the concentration of the mind on one point, on one principle, on one desire, a power is radiated to that point with creative nature and demonstrative abilities, man will think more carefully, more constructively and more efficiently
The sporting qualities of a fish are dependent neither on its size nor its weight, but on the effort of concentration, the skill and mastery the fish demands from the fisherman
Thinking is the activity I love best, and writing to me is simply thinking through my fingers. I can write up to 18 hours a day. Typing 90 words a minute, I’ve done better than 50 pages a day. Nothing interferes with my concentration. You could put an orgy in my office and I wouldn’t look up-well, maybe once.
What does it take to be a champion? Desire, dedication, determination, concentration and the will to win.
Look that nothing live in thy working mind, but a naked intent stretching into God.
Nothing was ever created by a human being that was not first created in the imagination through desire and then transformed into reality through concentration.
Transcendental Meditation, for me, has been a way of turning down the outside racket and turning up the bandwidth of instinct, intuition, concentration, attention. On the light ends, it’s a power nap. On the strong ends, it’s a giant battery, and that battery doesn’t run out.
Prayer is a concentration of positive thoughts.
When I am working on a problem, I never think about beauty but when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong.
The novels take longer to write than the picture book texts, and they do take a different sort of concentration. However, a very short, simple story that works well is just as exciting to me as any longer and more complex book.
Being fit helps me improve my concentration, my will power and even my determination.
Decrements in attention and concentration, being able to learn more efficiently, that’s just not as good. Also, there are motor vehicle accidents, workplace accidents, we see that a lot.
We can always choose to perceive things differently. You can focus on what’s wrong in your life, or you can focus on what’s right.
True concentration is an unbroken thread of awareness.
If you are humble, your concentration will be very high. That’s the way to go in sports.
No plan can prevent a stupid person from doing the wrong thing in the wrong place at the wrong time – but a good plan should keep a concentration from forming.
The conjunction of effort, concentration and balance in asana forces us to live intensely in the present moment, a rare experience in modern life.
It’s us that’s really amazing. As far as I can see, our concentration of different abilities in one species – there’s nothing I can see that in this Darwinian evolution that could’ve done that. So it seems to be a miracle of some sort.
Trading demands total concentration and the ability to do several things at once while instantly recalling trading prices from the day, or week, before.
Even before the concentration camps, I felt it was my duty to my ancestors to preserve a world that might cease to exist.
I prepare myself very intensely. I am at the theatre four hours before the performance. It allows for complete concentration and preparation.
Michael Atherton’s powers of concentration never cease to amaze me. When you need reminding what Test-match batting is all about, who else would you have at the other end?
Music requires a lot of attention and concentration.
Any individual can be, in time, what he earnestly desires to be, if he but sets his face steadfastly in the direction of that one thing, and bring all his powers to bear upon its attainment.
Getting the ideas are a struggle for me. I’m doing better now that I use the concentration tapes. More unusual ideas.
Meditation is the short path to happiness. Meditation takes you beyond the desire-aversion operating system that offers very limited happiness and a great deal of frustration.
A brow furrow is a very important indicator of confusion or concentration, and it can be a negative facial expression.
As soon as things get serious in front of the goal, I don’t have any twitches… It’s probably because at that moment, my concentration on the game is stronger than the Tourette syndrome.
Many genetically “altered” fish escape from the confines of the crowded floating concentration camps to mingle and mate with their wild fish cousins, causing horrible and irreversible damage to wild species.
Root out the counterrevolutionaries without mercy, lock up suspicious characters in concentration camps… Shirkers will be shot, regardless of past service.
To be honest with you, I worry about concentration of ownership in media, where you have a handful of media conglomerates largely controlling what we see, hear and read.
I can let go of a lot of stuff, but I focus on things I think I should, like dancing, because it takes 100 percent concentration on every step.
But communication is two-sided – vital and profound communication makes demands also on those who are to receive it… demands in the sense of concentration, of genuine effort to receive what is being communicated.
A man’s judgment is best when he can forget himself and any reputation he may have acquired and can concentrate wholly on making the right decisions.
We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread.
There are sometimes easier games and others harder, but the Champions League always requires enormous concentration.
One of the things I respected about Connors was that one second he would be spewing a four-letter word, the next second he would do something that had people falling off the aisles. Yet he never seemed to lose his concentration.
I’ve learned ruthless concentration. I can write under any circumstances…street noises, loud talk, music, you name it.
We need to take a close look at the relationship between the economic system of Capitalism and the political system of Democracy. A democracy with high concentrations of private wealth buys votes and interferes with the ability of Capitalism to perform well. It is no longer one citizen, one vote.
Concentration and mindfulness are the internal ways in which the mind restores itself from being out of balance and lost in confusion to a condition of ease, clarity, and wisdom. No external action needs to happen.
When I don’t get enough sleep, I am cranky, vulnerable to headaches, and my concentration is poor.
The only secret I can claim to have is concentration, and that’s something that can’t be taught.
You could use a flower, a candle flame, anything you want that’s suggestive of beauty and eternality.
No education is worth having that does not teach the lesson of concentration on a task, however unattractive. These lessons, if not learnt early, will be learnt, if at all, with pain and grief in later life.
Work has become like prison because of the way we treat it. If you are trapped with people who you do not care for, it feels like a concentration camp.
Emotional instability can be one of the factors giving rise to a failure by chess players in important duels. Under the influence of surging emotions (and not necessarily negative ones) we sometimes lose concentration and stop objectively evaluating the events that are taking place on the board.
Large corporations are amassing so much power in our economy. Sometimes it’s called market concentration or even old-fashioned monopolies.
As your golf improves, your concentration will improve with it.
And remember, where you have a concentration of power in a few hands, all too frequently men with the mentality of gangsters get control. History has proven that.
According to the World Bank, the concentration of wealth and the structures of corporate economic power have no bearing on woman’s rights.
My biggest hurdle usually has to do with concentration. I have a tendency to kind of start working on something, and then, all of a sudden, I’ll totally divert and do something totally different.
One can choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances.
I was working more on a primal, instinctive level. And it just seemed to suit me; it seemed to suit my concentration span, it seemed to suit my personal style of performance, and I have fallen in love with film acting.
My dad was born in 1930 in Lithuania, located in Eastern Europe. He was 9 years old when the war started, and his family was sent to the Kovno ghetto. They were soon separated and sent to the Dachau concentration camp in Germany.
We have two ears and one tongue so that we would listen more and talk less.
By dedicating so much concentration to the issue of security, bilateral matters pass to a secondary level.
A man should remove not only unnecessary acts, but also unnecessary thoughts, for then superfluous activity will not follow.
The five essential entrepreneurial skills for success: Concentration, Discrimination, Organization, Innovation and Communication.
The first time was in Brazil, and the second time was when I was playing for Shakhtar against Inter in Milan. Fans were banned from the stadium on both occasions, and it is different. You have to keep your concentration on the pitch and try to win the game.
The abolition of the presidential term limit and President Xi Jinping’s concentration of power have come as an unwelcome surprise to many.
You must remain focused on your journey to greatness.
I’ve learned over the years that geography is not that important, except that I seem to work better in the country than the city. I get more done. There’s just less happening around me, and I have more time and concentration to work on music.
Selecting your next challenge in life, choose one that is meaningful and will demand your complete concentration.
The reason Donald Trump was elected was that we automated away four million manufacturing jobs in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. If you look at the voter data, it shows that the higher the level of concentration of manufacturing robots in a district, the more that district voted for Trump.
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.
Practice is not a matter of years and months. It is a matter of concentration.
Spiritual people are often persecuted because of their beliefs. Christians were fed to the lions. Jews were slaughtered in concentration camps. Various forms of persecution still exist today throughout the world.
What I’m after is the liquidity of things, how one things leads you on to the rest… The works are about concentration, intention, and paths of thought: the flow of totality in our perception, the fragmentation of the river of phenomenon.
When there are no gas chambers, no barbed wire, and no concentration camps, many don’t recognize the perpetration of new genocides and other targeted mass atrocity crimes because they may not look the same.
When a private talk over a bottle of wine is broadcast on the radio, what can it mean but that the world is turning into a concentration camp?
If you are full of motivation as a player, if you are full of concentration, I am open arms.
When I’m waiting to bat I try to watch the game and make sure I know what is going on so I am ready when I get out there but I spend a lot of time hydrating. It is very important for your performance and concentration. If it is cold I might have a coffee but mainly I am trying to stay really hydrated.
I started playing chess in the Eighties, but it is only recently that people have begun to appreciate the importance of physical exercise for chess players. You really need to be in good condition to be able to sit for four to six hours and still maintain your concentration.
Analysis, if it is really carried out with a complete concentration of his powers, forms and completes a chess player.
Both my father and mother were survivors of the Warsaw Ghetto and the Nazi concentration camps. Apart from my parents, every family member on both sides was exterminated by the Nazis.
ItвЂ™s never going to be very mainstream. One reason is that poetry requires concentration, both on the part of the writer and the reader. But itвЂ™s kind of unkillable, poetry. ItвЂ™s our most ancient artform and I think itвЂ™s more relevant today than ever, because itвЂ™s one person saying what they really believe.
Who can begrudge the generosity of the wealthy, you might say. Wherever you stand on the concentration of wealth and power in the hands of a tiny global elite, surely such charity should be applauded? But philanthropy is a dangerous substitution for progressive taxation.
The opposing tendencies of concentration and spread are of little consequence in the liberal model of political economy.
One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.
Focus is a matter of deciding what things you’re not going to do.
I am very hard on myself. I know the slightest loss of concentration, the slightest mistake will be punished. I try to limit it as much as possible.
As far as I can see, our concentration of different abilities in one species – there’s nothing I can see that in this Darwinian evolution that could’ve done that. So it seems to be a miracle of some sort.
We frequently define an acid or a base as a substance whose aqueous solution gives, respectively, a higher concentration of hydrogen ion or of hydroxide ion than that furnished by pure water. This is a very one sided definition.
Wrestling is the only sport I’ve ever competed in that puts you totally in a situation of constant motion without breaks. I could play football or baseball, swim — but there’s always some kind of situation that would break my thoughts, break my concentration.
Each man is capable of doing one thing well. If he attempts several, he will fail to achieve distinction in any.
Once the concentration camps and the hell-holes of the world were in darkness. Now they are lit by the light of the Amnesty candle; the candle in barbed wire. When I first lit the Amnesty candle, I had in mind the old Chinese proverb: ‘Better light a candle than curse the darkness.’
The secret to success in any human endeavor is total concentration.
The next point – that’s all you must think about.
Peace can be reached through meditation on the knowledge which dreams give. Peace can also be reached through concentration upon that which is dearest to the heart.
The Zen of doing anything is doing it with a particular concentration of mind, a calmness and simplicity of mind, that brings the experience of enlightenment and, through that experience, happiness.
The artist works with a concentration of his whole personality, and the conscious part of it resolves conflicts, organized memories, and prevents him from trying to walk in two directions at the same time.
When you write down your ideas you automatically focus your full attention on them. Few if any of us can write one thought and think another at the same time. Thus a pencil and paper make excellent concentration tools.
I don’t listen to music before a race – my coach doesn’t like it, he thinks I might lose my focus and concentration.
I would not draw definitive conclusions from that. If we look at South and North Korea, it is pretty hard to believe that we’re dealing with the same people. Half of the people are forced to live in a concentration camp; the other have created one of the most dynamic economies in the world.
Not listening to what my wife tells me is my worst habit. I’m always losing my concentration.
Six million Jews died in concentration camps, but six billion broiler chickens will die this year in slaughter houses.
Physical activity can improve immunity, concentration in the classroom and aerobic fitness.
Attention to a subject depends upon our interest in it.
When every physical and mental resources is focused, one’s power to solve a problem multiplies tremendously.
You can’t keep your mind on fighting when you’re thinking about a woman. You can’t keep your concentration. You feel like sleeping all the time.
A contemplative should pay equal attention to concentration, energetic effort and equanimity, and not exclusively to one of these factors only.
I guess that as life is speeded up and our capacity for concentration is being nibbled away at by all the obvious things, that leads us actually to be more susceptible to boredom.
To read a novel requires a certain amount of concentration, focus, devotion to the reading. If you read a novel in more than two weeks, you don’t read the novel, really.
A certain color tones you up. It’s the concentration of timbres.
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.
You work every day technically, physically but so much is in the mind. Look at when players go on big scoring runs, then stop scoring. It’s not that they are any different physically, it’s very often mental, confidence, concentration.
For instance, against the tremendous resistance of Hitler and Kaltenbrunner, and at first Himmler too, I managed to save nine thousand Norwegians and Danes, whom I had released from concentration camps.
When I was younger, I used to think ahead too much, and that would make me lose concentration in the match I was playing.
Players like Alastair Cook do not come around very often. To play for so long and achieve so much says everything about his fitness, concentration, discipline and skill.
My background is full of pain. My mother was in a Nazi concentration camp and our whole family was killed off. Then early on your father leaves and all you’ve got is your mother, and I was an only child. Then you come to a new country and I can’t speak English.
Meditation is not following any system; it is not constant repetition and imitation. Meditation is not concentration.
Materialism has cast man into such depths that a mighty concentration of forces is necessary to raise him again. He is subject to illnesses of the nervous system which are veritable epidemics of the life of the soul.
I listen to music constantly while writing.
I like Mourinho’s sessions: very dynamic, always with the ball. There are no really long sessions or talks. He understands what a footballer needs: twenty minutes, that’s it. No time to lose concentration.
Massive concentration of financial power, accompanied by the machinations of finance capital, can as easily de-stabilize as stabilize capitalism.
My icons do not raise up the blessed savior in elaborate cathedrals. They are constructed concentrations celebrating barren rooms. They bring a limited light.
It’s all well and good to say that Germans were all responsible for the concentration camps, but I don’t think they were. I think that was the work of a small group of fiends.
Well, my parents originally wanted me to become a doctor – that’s why I was in school; I was pre-med, and I graduated with a degree in psychology and a concentration in neuroscience. Really, the plan was for me to go to med school.
The concentration of U.S. income and wealth in the hands of the very rich is a new development in my lifetime.
It was a dark and stormy night. Suddenly a scream pierced the air’. . . . Good writing takes enormous concentration.
The concentration and dedication- the intangibles are the deciding factors between who won and who lost.
A leading difficulty with the average player is that he totally misunderstands what is meant by concentration. He may think he is concentrating hard when he is merely worrying.
Concentrate on your job and you will forget your other troubles.
If you are a team that wants to win something, you have to play for 90 minutes with concentration and focus.
The similarity is that concentration of capital influences virtually everything that goes on. It influences the way the media functions, it very powerfully influences how the government works and it of course influences corporate sector elements, like say how Google or Amazon present materials that reach the public.
That’s the beautiful thing about being a father for the first time; it has really made me get my concentration levels in check.
The carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere is measured. It’s uncontroversial. It’s going up. We know that has a tendency to warm the atmosphere and we should be worried about that.
My concentration level blocks out everything. Concentration is why some athletes are better than others. You develop that concentration in training and concentrate in a meet.
The only prudence in life is concentration.
There were ten concentration camps in France from 1939 on.
Bring your mind to noble silence. Unify your mind in noble silence. Concentrate your mind in noble silence… Enter into rapture and pleasure born of silence derived of concentration and awareness that is free from thought and fabrication.
Love isn’t something natural. Rather it requires discipline, concentration, patience, faith, and the overcoming of narcissism. It isn’t a feeling, it is a practice.
It’s all about concentration and repetition. That’s all it is.
To be an actor you need four things: energy, concentration, a lot of luck and, of course, good roles.
After a war, after a concentration camp, I find it’s not too difficult to be happy.
Poetry is above all a concentration of the power of language, which is the power of our ultimate relationship to everything in the universe.
Designing is a matter of concentration. You go deep into what you want to do. It’s about intensive research, really. The concentration is warm and intimate and like the fire inside the earth – intense but not distorted. You can go to a place, really feel it in your heart. It’s actually a beautiful feeling.
Mere experience, if it is not matched by deep concentration, does not translate into excellence.
Of all the problems of conservation, none is more urgent that the polluted air which endangers the American people. We have been fortunate so far. But we have seen that when winds fail to blow, the concentrations of poisonous clouds over our cities can become perilous.
It is my belief there is too much concentration of power and spending in Washington.
I want to do a certain thing in the world, and I am going to do it with unwavering concentration. I am concerning myself with only one essential thing: to set man free. I desire to free him from all cages, from all fears, and not to found religions, new sects, nor to establish new theories and new philosophies.
I suppose that the main benefit of being rich (over just being independent) is to be able to despise rich people (a good concentration of whom you find in glitzy ski resorts) without any sour grapes. It is even sweeter when these farts don’t know that you are richer than they are.
Focus in on the genre you want to write, and read books in that genre. A LOT of books by a variety of authors. And read with questions in your mind.
Other people’s interruptions of your work are relatively insignificant compared with the countless times you interrupt yourself.
That’s my every day: putting things aside and going out there and have two hours of concentration of tennis.
What is the difference between attention and inattention? What is attention and what is concentration? …Attention has no centre.
Without concentration, a business will be ordinary in every respect, because it will have no presence, no inner force, no way to attract the people upon whom it depends for its very existence – employees, customers, suppliers, and lenders.
Prisons are like the concentration camps of our time. So many go in and never come out, and primarily they’re black and Latino.
No one is an artist unless he carries his picture in his head before painting it, and is sure of his method and composition.
I think is very beneficial to relax yourself so that when you are doing it you are not staggering for lines and your concentration is not on what I am going to say – but the scene itself, the character that you are talking to.
Many countries persecute their own citizens and intern them in prisons or concentration camps. Oppression is becoming more and more a part of the systems.
To me, this acquirement of nervous, physical, and emotional concentration is the one element possessed to the highest degree by the truly great dancers of the world. Its acquirement is the result of discipline, of energy in the deep sense. That is why there are so few great dancers.
Within the silence, expansion, and sustained day by day concentration, I grow permeable.
Concentration attracts luck factor.
Jean-Marie Le Pen is a holocaust denier who was convicted and fined for dismissing Nazi concentration camps as a, quote, “Detail in History.” But he kept running this anti-immigrant, anti-Semitic, populist unapologetic xenophobic far right party in French politics.
This galloping concentration in broadcast ownership is unhealthy.
Golf is a search for perfection, for balance. It’s about meditation and concentration. You have to use hand and brain.
We can’t have all the concentration of wealth in a few places in this country. We’ve got to create economic opportunity and new industries in communities that feel left behind.
Study: concentration of the mind on whatever will ultimately put something in your pocket.
Meditation or religion is a totally different world: it is relaxation, it is let-go – it is not concentration at all. It is not one-pointedness, it is no-pointedness.
Goals provide the energy source that powers our lives. One of the best ways we can get the most from the energy we have is to focus it. That is what goals can do for us; concentrate our energy.
Shooting clay targets is a very cleansing experience. It’s very relaxing. It takes a lot of concentration. It’s also very social, since you’re usually shooting with friends. You can talk and forget about almost anything else that’s on your mind.
I enjoyed being in movies when I was a boy. As a child you’re not acting – you believe. Ah, if an adult could only act as a child does with that insane, playing-at-toy- soldiers concentration!
The basic word I-Thou can be spoken only with one’s whole being. The concentration and fusion into a whole being can never be accomplished by me, can never be accomplished without me. I require a Thou to become; becoming I, I say Thou.
When I play, I become entirely absorbed in the game. It may be a form of concentration.
The concentration of a small child at play is analogous to the concentration of the artist of any discipline. In real play, which is real concentration, the child is not only outside time, he is outside himself.
My fullest concentration of energy is available to me only when I integrate all the parts of who I am, openly, allowing power from particular sources of my living to flow back and forth freely through all my different selves, without the restriction of externally imposed definition.
The concentration camp is the final expression of human separateness and its ultimate consequence. It is organized abandonment.
I like to understand, very specifically, what it is I’m seeing, and where it is and where it’s going, and a lot of that is just hitting the mark and following the dotted line. But that’s good, too because there’s concentration and focus that’s involved in that.
The short story seems like the best of all possible worlds. I do feel it is closer to writing poetry than to writing a novel, with its requirements of concentration and economy.
Concentration is why some athletes are better than others. You develop that concentration in training and concentrate in a meet.
One is always seeking the touchstone that will dissolve one’s deficiencies as a person and as a craftsman. And one is always bumping up against the fact that there is none except hard work, concentration, and continued application.
If you take a book of a thousand pages on the Second World War, in which 50 million people died, the concentration camps occupy two pages and the gas chambers ten or 15 lines, and that’s what one calls a detail.
As long as I’m communicating and staying in the game, my concentration is always going to be there.
The chief evil of war is more evil. War is the concentration of all human crimes. Here is its distinguishing, accursed brand. Under its standard gather violence, malignity, rage, fraud, perfidy, rapacity, and lust. If it only slew man, it would do little. It turns man into a beast of prey.
Focus on an object of some type, hopefully an object that’s beautiful or powerful. You could find a pretty colored stone that you just feel good about.
Concentration is the magic key that opens the door to accomplishment. By concentrating our efforts upon a few major goals, our efficiency soars, our projects are completed we are going somewhere.
Don’t dwell on what went wrong.
Instead, focus on what to do next.
Spend your energies on moving forward
toward finding the answer.
Instead, focus on what to do next.
Spend your energies on moving forward
toward finding the answer.
To perfect your nature means to let go of this world and place your attention fully in the plane of enlightenment.
The deeper inner teachings are presented to very few because few would understand them. The exoteric teachings are presented to many.
Concentration’s like a shower. You don’t turn it on until you want to bathe… You don’t walk out of the shower and leave it running. You turn it off, you turn it on… It has to be fresh and ready when you need it.
She always imagined that evil played out on a large canvas- wars, concentration camps, gas chambers, the partitioning of nations. Now she realized that evil had a domestic side, and its very banality protected it from exposure.
You shall become the person you are.
Who knows how many artists fail because the light that shines through them is defracted in a thousand directions and not concentrated in a single beam?
If you have the insight of non-self, if you have the insight of impermanence, you should make that insight into a concentration that you keep alive throughout the day. Then what you say, what you think, and what you do will then be in the light of that wisdom and you will avoid making mistakes and creating suffering.
Zen is not some kind of excitement, but concentration on our usual everyday routine.
… programming requires more concentration than other activities. It’s the reason programmers get upset about ‘quick interruptions’ – such interruptions are tantamount to asking a juggler to keep three balls in the air and hold your groceries at the same time.
If we know the divine art of concentration, if we know the divine art of meditation, if we know the divine art of contemplation, easily and consciously we can unite the inner world and the outer world.
Chess sharpens the mind, stimulates concentration, improves the memory and promotes visualization.
The art of pictorial creation is so complicated – it is so astronomical in its possibilities of relation and combination that it would take an act of super-human concentration to explain the final realization.
Anyone can sing badly, but to sing badly on purpose and make it believable is harder. I listen for the actual melody in my head but sing right underneath or above it out loud. It takes a lot of concentration.
What you need to learn are basic types of concentration, bringing more energy into your life, plugging up the holes where you lose energy, the basics of self-discovery.
Children, in the present dark age of materialism, chanting the mantra is the easiest way for us to obtain inner purification and concentration. Japa can be done at any time, anywhere, without observing any rule regarding the purity of mind and body. Japa can be done while engaged in any task.
If you lose your concentration singing harmony, then it’s lackluster and no fun to watch.
The essence of chastity is not the suppression of lust, but the total orientation of one’s life towards a goal. Without such a goal, chastity is bound to become ridiculous. Chastity is the sine qua non of lucidity and concentration.
There’s no question you get caught up in the drama but I always concentrate on whose winning and whose losing that’s for sure. That’s one thing you can’t do in boxing is lose your concentration, watch your mind wander.
A being without an aim in life, or not possessing the requisite concentration of purpose to assist him in resisting temptation, is like a cork floating upon the water, driven hither and thither by every wind that blows.
The more intensely we feel about an idea or a goal, the more assuredly the idea, buried deep in our subconscious, will direct us along the path to its fulfillment.
To focus our mind on the task at hand-with fierce concentration-m akes for a productive use of time.
Most people don’t remember names, for the simple reason that they don’t take the time and energy necessary to concentrate and repeat and fix names indelibly in their minds. They make excuses for themselves; they are too busy.
In order to give meaning to the world, one has to feel oneself involved in what he frames. This attitude requires concentration, a discipline of mind, sensitivity, and a sense of geometry.
There’s a whiff of the lynch mob or the lemming migration about any overlarge concentration of like-thinking individuals, no matter how virtuous their cause.
An interesting piece of work, freely chosen, which has the virtue of inducing concentration rather than fatigue, adds to the child’s energies and mental capacities, and leads him to self-mastery.
Old age is a time of humiliations, the most disagreeable of which, for me, is that I cannot work long at sustained high pressure with no leaks in concentration.
Those who deny human-caused climate change offer no compelling evidence to better explain the undeniable rise in atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases and global temperature.
Focus on where you want to go, not on what you fear.
When people say that a certain sport is not a sport – have them play that sport and see if they can do it. Golf is one of the hardest sports you’ve ever played. Bowling is all about concentration, it’s all about focus, it’s all about aim.
My mother didn’t really cook. But she did make key lime pie, until the day the top of the evaporated milk container accidentally ended up in the pie and she decided cooking took too much concentration.
We have used the majority of our carbon budget and we are already at dangerous levels of CO2 concentrations, about 400 parts per million. The levels were 250 before industrialization. So the problem is what we have done already and, therefore, what must be undone.
No doubt concentration camps were a means, a menace used to keep order.
I think my whole life has been shaped by my childhood incarceration in America’s concentration camps.
It’s all about concentration when you’re tired.
An army should always be so distributed that its parts can aid each other and combine to produce the maximum possible concentration of force at one place, while the minimum force necessary is used elsewhere to prepare the success of the concentration.
He moves smoothly and slowly, carrying his concentration like a brimming cup.
The Indians had to be either killed, or herded into reservations, which were essentially concentration camps, and forgotten. Their history had to be absolutely obliterated so that we could believe that we were living on virgin soil.
I decided to do the maximum to hold onto the lead for as long as possible. That is why I pushed so hard from the beginning. I was at 100 percent concentration.
Humor is always important. There are people who help us deal with difficulty or hardship; from the concentration camps to the court jester, there was a need for humor. As long as these kinds of things exist, with repressive regimes, you need it to deal with the weight of daily life.
The mental aspect of being a goalkeeper is very important so you have to go into the game with full concentration and confidence. That is a big part of your game and the Premier League is the most demanding league for any goalkeeper.
If you give it good concentration, good energy, good heart and good performance, the song will play you.
Without the concentration of the mind and the will, performance would not result.
Concentrate on your goals. Do not allow other thoughts to enter your mind. If you allow them to, other things could take your concentration away from your ultimate aim.
The industrialization of China alone would increase by 90 percent the concentration of CO2 in our atmosphere and would at least increase the atmospheric CO2 by at least another 100 parts per million.
Acedia is a danger to anyone whose work requires great concentration and discipline yet is considered by many to be of little practical value. The world doesn’t care if I write another word, and if I am to care, I have to summon all my interior motivation and strength.
You can just sweep the floor generally and gain nothing from it. Or you can figure out the best way to sweep the floor, put your power into it, use it as a concentration exercise, and be meditative.
My mind wanders terribly. I’m not wholly annoyed by my daydreaming as it has been immense use to me as regards imaginative thought, but it doesn’t help when it comes to concentration. And writing needs concentration – lots of it.
Had I known of the actual horrors of the German concentration camps, I could not have made The Great Dictator, I could not have made fun of the homicidal insanity of the Nazis.
Movie acting, I later realized, reminds me of contract bridge. Each requires the same concentration, intense short-term memory, and obliviousness to everything else until the last trump is called – or whatever it is they do.
The field of consciousness is tiny. It accepts only one problem at a time.
The world is ready to give up its secrets if we only know how to knock, how to give it the necessary blow. The strength and force of the blow come through concentration.
Where attention goes, energy flows and results show.
When I began research, I read the writings of the Sonderkommandos. They are not well known, but these prisoners wrote from the middle of hell from Auschwitz, to let the world know what happened. The texts were buried beneath the ground and found after the liberation of the concentration camps.
Egotism is a kind of buckram that gives momentary strength and concentration to men, and seems to be much used in Nature for fabrics in which local and spasmodic energy is required.