Do you know why language manifests itself the way it does in my work? It's because I understand short attention spans.
It's not our fault our generation has short attention spans, Dad. We watch an appalling amount of TV.
A short attention span makes all of your perceptions and relationships shallow and unsatisfying.
He has the attention span of a lightning bolt.
There is no such thing as an attention span. There is only the quality of what you are viewing. This whole idea of an attention span is, I think, a misnomer. People have an infinite attention span if you are entertaining them.
Now, for my younger viewers out there, a book is something we used to have before the internet. It’s sort of a blog for people with attention spans.
According to USA today, the average length of an attention span of a man in America is 23 minutes.
I think we have the attention span of a gnat. You know, with cell phones and Twitter.
Strike while the iron is hot.
Americans get mad as hell with reasonable frequency but quickly return to their families and sitcoms.
A fellow with the inventiveness of Albert Einstein but with the attention span of Daffy Duck.
I have a short attention span.
The mission of the press is to spread culture while destroying the attention span.
I would never have been a good scientist - my attention span was too short for that.
Children from like 8 and even up to the college age - Spider-Man appeals to a fairly broad demographic but, like I said, a mean age probably of 12 is a good mark - they process information so quickly and it's not because of attention deficit or short attention span.
I did not succeed in life by intelligence. I succeeded because I have a long attention span.
I have the attention span of a mosquito from multitasking and all the things that have affected my poor little brain.
I have the attention span of a 2-year-old. I like to jump from project-to-project.
Plus the public's attention span is so short right now, if a skater doesn't strike while the iron is hot... well it's not like people will forget you, but they just won't care anymore.
I want people to be drawn into the space of the work. And a lot of people are like me in that they have relatively short attention spans. So I shoot for the window of opportunity.
Hopefully, at some point, people will at least credit the Republicans with carrying out their oversight responsibilities and with pursuing a principled course of action even in the face of everyone's short-attention spans.
Their scrambled attention spans struck me as a metaphor for the way we get our doses of reality these days.
Being effective at social media, whether for business or personal use, means capturing people who have short attention spans. They're only a click away from a picture of a funny cat, so you have to make your thing more compelling than that cat. And that can be a high bar.
He has the attention span of a hummingbird.
Being close to nature, in general, helps boost a child's attention span.
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