I’m saying look, here they come, pay attention. Let your eyes transform what appears ordinary, commonplace, into what it is, a moment in time, an observed fragment of eternity.
To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work.
All of my fights are planned. I study my opponents from A to Z. How he walks, how he looks, how he speaks, gestures of the human body, which is a certain language that provides you lots of information if you have the ability to read it. You just need to pay attention to it and gain experience over the years.
At Gallaudet, deafness isn’t an issue. You don’t even think about it. Students can pay attention to accounting or psychology or journalism. But when a deaf person goes to another college, no matter how supportive it is, that person doesn’t get the same access.
Although we have, in theory, abolished human slavery, recognized women’s rights, and stopped child labor, we continue to enslave other species who, if we simply pay attention, show quite clearly that they experience parental love, pain, and the desire for freedom, just as we do.
Pay attention to your enemies, for they are the first to discover your mistakes.
Calling gender violence a women’s issue is part of the problem. It gives a lot of men an excuse not to pay attention.
When you pay attention to boredom it gets unbelievably interesting.
When men are romantically interested in you, it’s really simple. Just ignore everything they say and only pay attention to what they do.