I just want to make a point that it's not just great teachers that sometimes shape your life. Sometimes it's the absence of great teachers that shapes your life and being ignored can be just as good for a person as being lauded.
I have always been aware that you have to get people listening before you can change their minds. Any artist's big fear is being ignored, so if you get debate, that's great.
There's a lot of mediocrity being celebrated, and a lot of wonderful stuff being ignored or discouraged.
Stop running to those who ignore you and start running to those who adore you.
You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant.
Everyday life is interesting enough, whether it be in an office or being ignored on the set of something supposedly more glamorous.
I spent a great deal of my life being ignored. I was always very happy that way. Being ignored is a great privilege. That is how I think I learned to see what others do not see and to react to situations differently. I simply looked at the world, not really prepared for anything.
I hate being ignored.
The great thing about being ignored is that you can speak the truth with impunity.
Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
If you're being ignored, that's a good time to concentrate on finding yourself and creating your own mystery.
One of the ridiculous aspects of being a poet is the huge gulf between how seriously we take ourselves and how generally we are ignored by everybody else.
My audience is the baby-boomers, the bulk of the population. This is also a group that is being ignored by most record companies because they're not the Top 40 hit singles market. They forget these people still listen to music.
It is impossible to treat a child too well. Children are spoiled by being ignored too much or by harshness, not by kindness.
An insult angers me. Being ignored crushes me.
It would be too easy to say that I feel invisible. Instead, I feel painfully visible, and entirely ignored.
Anger is a signal that you're distracted by judgmental or punitive thinking, and that some precious need of yours is being ignored.
If the people in the audience are talking, you're being ignored. If the people are gazing at you, you've got something they want to hear.
If you're a freelance writer and aren't used to being ignored, neglected, and generally given short shrift, you must not have been in the business very long.
Creativity sometimes needs the protection of darkness, of being ignored. That is very obvious in the natural tendency many artists and writers have not to show their paintings or writings before they are finished.
The thrill of being ignored!
That four great nations, flushed with victory and stung with injury, stay the hand of vengeance and voluntarily submit their captive enemies to the judgment of the law is one of the most significant tributes that Power has ever paid to Reason.
Politicians can forgive almost anything in the way of abuse; they can forgive subversion, revolution, being contradicted, exposed as liars, even ridiculed, but they can never forgive being ignored.
We've seen how grassroots journalism by blogs has had an impact at various points politically, as ordinary people have amplified stories that were being ignored by the traditional press.
There is a problem here in America when it comes to police violence and gun violence, that I believe is being ignored by not giving the proper resources to communities.
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