I have wandered all my life, and I have also traveled; the difference between the two being this, that we wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.
The majority of Americans, the ones who never elected George W. Bush, are not fooled by his weapons of mass distraction.
The legacy of slavery comes from the sustained political, legal and economic effort to link permanently an entire group of people to poverty – and to mystify that systematic disenfranchisement by making up something called race, which could serve as a distraction.
When we hear some beautiful piece of Mozart or admire a wonderful building, we suddenly become present in ourselves. That’s unusual nowadays because dishevelment and distraction have become an art form.
At painful times, when composition is impossible and reading is not enough, grammars and dictionaries are excellent for distraction.
When there are thoughts, it is distraction: when there are no thoughts, it is meditation.
Radio is such a perfect medium for the transmission of poetry, primarily because there just is the voice, there’s no visual distraction.
Clever gimmicks of mass distraction yield a cheap soulcraft of addicted and self-medicated narcissists.