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20+ Distraction Quotes To Help You Procrastinate

Reading a bunch of quotes about distractions is a great way to procrastinate for a little while.

Distractions can be brutal to creative endeavors and productivity, but if you must procrastinate reading some quotes about distraction may not be quite as bad as watching foolish videos online.

Procrastination is often a sign of stress being overwhelming in our lives, and can be benificial if we are aware of why we are giving into distractions. Next time you need to procrastinate ask yourself what's so stressful in your life and see if naming it helps.



My Imagination

My Imagination

“My imagination functions much better when I don't have to speak to people.”

Patricia Highsmith


Throw Stones

“You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks.”

Winston Churchill


How Tragic

“How tragic it is to find that an entire lifetime is wasted in pursuit of distractions while purpose is neglected.”

Sunday Adelaja


Fully Present

“How might it feel to be fully present in every moment all of the time?”

Joyce Rachelle


Weird People

“Normal people live distracted, rarely fully present. Weird people silence the distractions and remain fully in the moment.”

Craig Groeschel


What Possibilities

“We rarely find answers in the distractions. But oh what possibilities live within the quiet of solitude."

Scott Stabile


Free Yourself

“Happiness can only be found if you free yourself of all other distractions.”

Saul Bellow


Library Bliss

“I find that when I come out of the library I’m in what I call the library bliss of being totally taken away from the distractions of life.”

Tracy Chevalier


Distracted From Distraction

"Distracted from distraction by distraction"

T.S. Eliot


Wastes Our Energy

"Distraction wastes our energy, concentration restores it."

Sharon Salzberg




"Multi-tasking arises out of distraction itself."

Marilyn vos Savant


Clever Gimmicks

"Clever gimmicks of mass distraction yield a cheap soulcraft of addicted and self-medicated narcissists."

Cornel West


Arrest Of Attention

"Art has something to do with the arrest of attention in the midst of distraction."

George Plimpton



"The more externalized we are, the more sensations and distractions there must be, and this gives rise to a mind that is never quiet, that is not capable of deep search and discovery."

Jiddu Krishnamurti


Less Distraction

"I think nighttime is dark so you can imagine your fears with less distraction."

Bill Watterson


Always Anxious

Always Anxious

"Writers are always anxious, always on the run--from the telephone, from responsibilities, from the distractions of the world."

Edna O'Brien


Addictive Personality

"Sometimes I wish I never found the Internet. Sometimes I regret getting a laptop and Wi-Fi for logging into the Internet because it is such a distraction. If you have any addictive personality, the Internet will magnify it."

Lupe Fiasco


Twitter And Tumblr

"I have my headphones on, I'm checking email, I look at Twitter and Tumblr, and drink a lot of coffee. I need a lot of distraction to work."

Kelly Link


Avoid Work

"We use our gadgets for distraction and entertainment. We use them to avoid work while giving the impression that we're actually working hard."

Meghan Daum


Change The World

Change The World

"Every attempt to change the world or a person in order to make yourself feel valuable and safe - is a distraction from the pain of powerlessness."

Gary Zukav


Writer's Block

"There's no writer's block; there's only distraction."

Carolyn Chute


To Be A Distraction

"I don't want my body to be a distraction from my talent or my brain."

Shania Twain


Age Of Chatter

"We live in such an age of chatter and distraction. Everything is a challenge for the ears and eyes."

Rebecca Pidgeon


Consoles Us

Consoles Us

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

Blaise Pascal


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