Top 492 Ignore Quotes

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“There are big tournaments going on around the world, and some of them you cannot ignore because, financially, they make a huge difference in our lives.”

― AB de Villiers

“I don’t care what other people say. The important pressure, you put on yourself. The pressure that others put on you? I ignore it.”

― Adolfo Cambiaso

“To try to teach ignoring technology is to ignore the progress that we have made over the last century. If school is preparation for the real world – a real world that is increasingly technology-driven – then to ignore technology is to become obsolete.”

― Adora Svitak

“Most people ignore most poetry because most poetry ignores most people.”

― Adrian Mitchell

“There is no doubt that America is a superpower of the world and we cannot ignore them.”

― Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

“When you encounter seemingly good advice that contradicts other seemingly good advice, ignore them both.”

― Al Franken

“It seems some have chosen to ignore or have simply forgotten the big-picture vision promoted by Dr. King and his kin.”

― Al Sharpton

“All those people who go to NASCAR and sing country & western songs and live in Tennessee, they totally ignore me, they don’t come to my shows, I just don’t exist for them and they don’t exist for me.”

― Al Stewart

“For a while now, I try to ignore the hoopla, because if you buy into that, you have to buy into the criticism. All you can do is put your work out there and move on; you just never know what will come.”

― Alan Menken

“Fools ignore complexity. Pragmatists suffer it. Some can avoid it. Geniuses remove it.”

― Alan Perlis

“Whenever you hear somebody else is auditioning for something, you sort of assume they’re going to get it. You should try to just ignore it.”

― Alden Ehrenreich

“In June as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day. No man can heed all of these anniversaries; no man can ignore all of them.”

― Aldo Leopold

“Mostly, I would like people to ask other writers about the craft of their writing so we could learn from one another. We ask movie directors why they chose to use certain lights and angles and speeds of film, but most of the time, we ignore the craft of a writer.”

― Alexandra Fuller

“I just hope that more people will ignore the fatalism of the argument that we are beyond repair. We are not beyond repair. We are never beyond repair.”

― Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

“My overall message for labor members is… that we understand that the benefits of trade are clear, but the disruption and the dislocation are painfully concentrated and we can’t ignore them.”

― Alexis Herman

“I’m pretty forgiving, so sometimes I forget how evil people were to me. Then I think, ‘Wait a minute. Don’t let them get you.’ Then I hit ‘ignore’ on FaceBook.”

― Alexis Knapp

“When I was 16, I was taught by a wonderful teacher who let me ignore the Greek syllabus and just read Homer.”

― Alice Oswald

“That is the best instruction you could ever give a poet: whether you’re examining a bad line in a poem or a bad motive for action, keep well your repining – meaning, don’t ignore the honest muttering in your head.”

― Alice Oswald

“My dad used to ignore me when I was a kid. He couldn’t stand my voice, so he just used to ignore me, and then he’d impersonate me.”

― Alison Goldfrapp

“If the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is to live, our babies must live. Our mothers must choose life. If we refuse to answer the cry of mercy from the unborn, and ignore the suffering of the mothers, then we are signing our own death warrants.”

― Alveda King

“You can’t ignore reality. You won’t wake up one morning and find that the Arabs of Umm al-Faham have become part of Palestine and are no longer in Israel.”

― Ami Ayalon

“Acknowledging the unproductive thoughts and ineffective behavior that you’ve tried to ignore can be uncomfortable. But, stepping out of your comfort zone and choosing to proactively address bad habits will skyrocket your ability to create long-lasting change.”

― Amy Morin

“When self-doubt creeps in, don’t ignore it – address it. Respond to harsh self-criticism with something more compassionate. Talk to yourself like a trusted friend and refuse to believe your unrealistic, negative inner monologue.”

― Amy Morin

“I have a weakness for treating people’s economic interests as their only interest, ignoring things like belonging and pride and the desire to send a message to those who ignore you.”

― Anand Giridharadas

“As an astronomer, I get to ignore the details of the things that we don’t understand. There’s a lot of work that we can do on scales that we do understand, and there is actually a finite size that I can associate with a super massive black hole.”

― Andrea M. Ghez

“I just want to try to ignore the scrutiny and all the distractions and just play hard basketball and let the best come… Improving game by game and trying to improve my game is what I want to do.”

― Andrew Bogut

“We pass people in the street and ignore them when they’re clearly suffering. It makes you wish we could all feel when someone needs something.”

― Andrew Haigh

“Don’t respond to haters’ taunts – even politely. Ignore them. If nobody takes their bait, most will grow bored and move on.”

― Andrew Shaffer

“Everybody has a breaking point. It’s tough to ignore the impulse to respond with anger.”

― Andrew Shaffer

“Human beings and plants have co-evolved for millions of years, so it makes perfect sense that our complex bodies would be adapted to absorb needed, beneficial compounds from complex plants and ignore the rest.”

― Andrew Weil

“The American lionization of the entrepreneur is to ignore its foibles – the narcissism, the workaholism, the neglect of family, the imbalance, the obsession. These are not universally good things, though they are frequently universal to building great companies.”

― Andy Dunn

“Sometimes films ignore other points of view because it’s simpler to tell the story that way, but the more genuine and sympathetic you are to different points of view and situations, the more real the story is.”

― Ang Lee

“I think TV is evolving, but on the other hand, there is a presence of regressive shows happening, but I choose to ignore that because I am part of a very different and challenging soap.”

― Anita Hassanandani Reddy

“It would be ridiculous to ignore the speed and possibilities of the digital landscape.”

― Anna Wintour

“It would be ridiculous to ignore the speed and possibilities of the digital landscape – you absolutely need to have fast-moving news online, but if you want to build a large audience over time, you absolutely have to take a risk on the big challenging stuff.”

― Anna Wintour

“Poets should ignore most criticism and get on with making poetry.”

― Anne Stevenson

“Yes, I do often write poems from the mind, but I hope I don’t ignore feelings and emotions.”

― Anne Stevenson

“Some independent Indian films do so well at these festivals in Europe and in the United States that when they come back, India just cannot ignore them.”

― Arfi Lamba

“Your calves, biceps and neck should always be the same size in inches. Mine are 16 inches – anything bigger or smaller and you know you’re going wrong! Most men ignore working out the legs and glutes, not realising that they are the pillars of our core.”

― Arjun Rampal

“The focus of our public discourse has been on how American companies are competing with Japanese, German, and other foreign companies. What this allows us to ignore is how each of those American companies is really in competition with the families of the workers. That’s the real competition.”

― Arlie Russell Hochschild

“I just ignore those who say negative comments against me. Whether I’m doing right or wrong, they would still say the same things against me.”

― Arnel Pineda

“In our society, the women who break down barriers are those who ignore limits.”

― Arnold Schwarzenegger

“Parliament’s job is to conduct discussions. But many a time, Parliament is used to ignore issues, and in such situations, obstruction of Parliament is in the favour of democracy. Therefore, parliamentary obstruction is not undemocratic.”

― Arun Jaitley

“The industry can choose to ignore my work if they want, but my fans won’t.”

― Atif Aslam

“Let us heed the voice of the people and recognize their common sense. If we do not, we not only blaspheme our political heritage, we ignore the common ties that bind all Americans.”

― Barbara Jordan

“By now, you’ve heard endless warnings about the risk of short, trivial passwords. There’s a good chance you ignore them.”

― Barton Gellman

“As attorney general, I can either look into it or I can ignore it because they’re a bunch of powerful legislators… and I’m afraid they’re going to cut my budget.”

― Ben Chandler

“The goal of any worthwhile and effective journal of opinion analysis in navigating what is an increasingly tribal and divisive period in American history should be to promote real debate. That does not mean retreating to our corners and pretending that, if we ignore the perspectives we don’t like, they will magically go away.”

― Ben Domenech

“We’ve all been influenced by American naturalism, and to ignore that entirely would be impossible for me as someone who works primarily in film.”

― Ben Foster

“In all the difficult decisions that I made through the course of running Loudcloud and Opsware, I never once felt brave. In fact, I often felt scared to death. I never lost those feelings, but after much practice, I learned to ignore them. That learning process might also be called the courage development process.”

― Ben Horowitz

“I normally try to ignore presidential tweets.”

― Benjamin Wittes

“I ignore Hallmark Holidays. And this comes from a guy who has sold a million Opus greeting cards.”

― Berkeley Breathed

“The aspects of patriotism that hush dissent, encourage going along, and sanction comfortable distancing and compliance with what is indecent and unacceptable… those aspects are too fundamental to ignore or gloss over.”

― Bernadine Dohrn

“If we choose to ignore science and refuse to fund important scientific research, we voluntarily cede our place as a world leader in innovation.”

― Bill Foster

“If a candidate for office starts talking about thinning the deer population or investing in barriers to reduce the number of deer on the highways, the other side will probably just ignore him, because they’re not going to know what to say about it. But there is a chance that the issue will resonate with voters in an unexpected way.”

― Bill James

“For most Americans, poetry plays no role in their everyday lives. But also for most Americans, contemporary painting or jazz or sculpture play no role either. I’m not saying poetry is singled out as a special thing to ignore.”

― Billy Collins

“If you really think you have something good, you can’t take no for an answer. You’ve got to get in there and ignore the people who say no.”

― Billy Eichner

“I do feel my loved ones that have passed on; I feel them looking over my shoulder… So yeah, that’s pretty profound, when you’re not expecting it, you didn’t particularly believe in it and then it just sort of happens too often to ignore.”

― Bonnie Raitt

“Don’t ignore the past, but deal with it, on your own pace. Once you deal with it, you are free of it; and you are free to embrace your life and be a happy loving person because if you don’t, the past will come back to haunt and keep coming back to haunt you.”

― Boris Kodjoe

“As for the men in power, they are so anxious to establish the myth of infallibility that they do their utmost to ignore truth.”

― Boris Pasternak

“I’m of the opinion that as a DJ you must always play what you love and ignore what’s ‘trendy’ because true passion always eclipses what’s fashionable. Quality is always fashionable.”

― Boy George

“People in Scunthorpe don’t care what I say. And I’m not camp, either. I’m a geezer. I’m not a raving queer, I’ve got a bit of character. I just ignore people who shout at me in the street. I just stick my head in the air; I’m not interested.”

― Boy George

“No, seriously, I really don’t have much ill-will toward anyone these days; I just ignore the people that I dislike.”

― Boyd Rice

“I think if you ignore the generation after yours, you will be obsolete very quickly.”

― Brad Paisley

“I’m an activist and advocate. I have empathy. It is hard to ignore causes.”

― Brandon Victor Dixon

“As a country, we like to ignore our past. We don’t like to look at it.”

― Brandon Victor Dixon

“The criterion for racism is either objective or it’s meaningless: If liberals get to decide for themselves who is or isn’t a racist according to their political lights, conservatives will be within their rights to ignore them.”

― Bret Stephens

“Ignore Trump’s tweets. Yes, it’s unrealistic. But we would all be better off if the media reported them more rarely, reacted to them less strongly, and treated them with less alarm and more bemusement.”

― Bret Stephens

“The Bush Administration and the Congress have to stop ignoring this crisis in international trade. The longer we ignore it, the more American jobs will move overseas. It’s just that simple.”

― Byron Dorgan

“I think about death most of the day, every day. We can’t escape death, and choosing to ignore it only makes it more scary.”

― Caitlin Doughty

“If we ignore our death, we end up just going around completely oblivious to why we do the things we do!”

― Caitlin Doughty

“It’s important for people to recognize that they shouldn’t ignore symptoms like shortness of breath or a cough that won’t go away, because these may be signs of COPD.”

― Caitlyn Jenner

“There are different types of talents and intelligences, and traditional schools sometimes ignore the creative ones. It is important for us to give kids every platform for them to find what they are good at and what they love. The arts also provide a space for newfound creativity.”

― Caity Lotz

“I’m pretty sure the last time any anchor could honestly ignore ratings was well before I was born.”

― Campbell Brown

“’A Long Way Gone’ says something about human nature that we try, most of the time, to ignore.”

― Carolyn See

“With each year I experience, I become more relaxed. I know now what is important to listen to and what to ignore. You only get that with age.”

― Caster Semenya

“It’s very difficult to ignore humanitarian disasters. The royalties from my albums continue to support my charity work.”

― Cat Stevens

“We have a tendency to put ourselves last, we concentrate on everything else; work, friends, family, home issues, but we ignore the deeper stuff until it becomes so compressed that it can explode.”

― Cecelia Ahern

“From Snoop, I’ve learned quite a bit. I learned that sometimes I need to keep my mouth shut. It’s a long story, but definitely to sometimes keep my mouth shut. I also learned to always ignore the haters.”

― Chanel West Coast

“We know there are certain chemicals that are designed to give us a rush of pleasure. But, one of the most amazing things about being human is our capacity to override that pleasure. To either say, ‘I don’t need that pleasure right now. I’m going to ignore the craving.’ Or to find something else that we find a deeper sense of reward from.”

― Charles Duhigg

“The business of fiction is the study of the human condition, and gender is something that many humans are obsessed with, thus making it rather difficult to ignore when studying the human condition!”

― Charles Stross

“We are a nation that seeks out solutions and refuses to ignore challenges.”

― Chris Chocola

“While writing, I tend to repeat the same song, endlessly, for thousands of times. This helps me ignore any lyrics, and helps create a consistent mood for each book.”

― Chuck Palahniuk

“I get a lot of abuse on Twitter. It’s mostly homophobic, but what can you do? I just either ignore it or laugh.”

― Clare Balding

“Smart companies fail because they do everything right. They cater to high-profit-margin customers and ignore the low end of the market, where disruptive innovations emerge from.”

― Clayton M. Christensen

“A lot of times we look at the past as something that was really great, but we ignore things that have actually gotten better since then.”

― Cliff Chiang

“I didn’t know I was a zombie pedant until I started considering what from the zombie canon to keep in ‘Zone One’ and what to ignore.”

― Colson Whitehead

“Well, honestly, both my husband and I tend to ignore the tabloids. We see them every once in awhile or it comes to our attention that we are in a tabloid for one reason or another. But it’s always false.”

― Connie Chung

“It’s dangerous to buy into praise and criticism for what you do when you’re trying to present your music to people. I don’t ignore it completely, but I don’t dwell on it too much.”

― Conor Oberst

“Candidates ignore New Hampshire at their own peril. You all remember President Giuliani? He’s done a great job in the White House.”

― Corey Lewandowski

“I try to ignore the Tonys buzz as much as possible. It’s wonderful to be thought of that way, but I have to kind of pretend it’s not happening so I can keep focus. It’s about the work I’m doing, and it’s more than enough to come away knowing that people are changed when they leave the theater.”

― Cynthia Erivo

“When I talk about the Internet, it’s because young people are there. TV and radio are still what moves the masses, and you can’t ignore that. But you also have to feed that monster that grows daily, which is the Internet.”

― Daddy Yankee

“I always ignore money.”

― Damien Hirst

“I always look at money not as a motivating factor but as an element in the composition. You can’t ignore it, but you’ve got to be very careful that it’s not motivating you.”

― Damien Hirst

“The most dangerous thing a member of Congress could do is to ignore the citizenry who have taken up the mantle of reporting since they weren’t getting the truth from the co-opted mainstream outlets.”

― Dana Loesch

“I like to go with the energy because when you ignore it that’s when you start doing things wrong.”

― Dana Plato

“Aretha Franklin was as important to the civil-rights movement as Malcolm X and Medgar Evers. Artists can choose to take on the tremendous amount of responsibility we have, or choose to ignore it.”

― D’Angelo

“Once you start playing a piece, there is a connection between every note. You cannot say, ‘I will not concentrate on this note.’ You cannot ignore things the way you do in the rest of your life.”

― Daniel Barenboim

“Every morning, I go off to a small studio behind my house to write. I try to ignore all email and phone calls until lunchtime. Then I launch into the sometimes frantic busy-ness of a tightly scheduled day.”

― Daniel Goleman

“We’re assaulted with facts, pseudo facts, jibber-jabber, and rumour, all posing as information. Trying to figure out what you need to know and what you can ignore is exhausting.”

― Daniel Levitin

“#BlackLivesMatter brought a new sense of urgency, audacity, and outrage to the issue of police violence against black men that has made it impossible to ignore, to cover up, or to justify.”

― Danny K. Davis

“People can be so apathetic. They continue to ignore the real people trapped in poverty and homelessness. It’s almost maddening.”

― Daphne Zuniga

“I hate to admit this, but before we had a baby I was kind of weirded out by breastfeeding. It looked strange, and I was always like, ‘Look away! Ignore it, ignore the boobs in the room, move along, nothing to see here!’”

― David Alan Basche

“When I get moved to write a story, I don’t question the story. I dive right in, and I try to ignore the voices that are chattering away at me: ‘You can’t do that’, ‘You shouldn’t do that’. I just sort of leap and take a chance and go for it.”

― David Bergen

“I’m proud of ‘Stop Making Sense,’ but it’s a little bit of an albatross; I can’t compete with it, but I can’t ignore it either.”

― David Byrne

“Word books traditionally focus on unusual and quirky items. They tend to ignore the words that provide the skeleton of the language, without which it would fall apart, such as ‘and’ and ‘what,’ or words that provide structure to our conversation, such as ‘hello.’”

― David Crystal

“Even China’s leaders routinely let the news media pool in, though they do their best to ignore them.”

― David E. Sanger

“Although Mr. Trump will not be able to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord, he can legally ignore its provisions, in keeping with his questioning of the existence of man-made climate change.”

― David E. Sanger

“The Osage have this lovely phrase: ‘Travelers in the Mist.’ It was the term for part of an Osage clan that would take the lead whenever the tribe was venturing into unfamiliar realms. And, in a way, we are all travelers in the mist. The challenge is that, as writers, we sometimes want to ignore this murkiness, or we want to write around it.”

― David Grann

“Our fumbling government’s response since Beirut – during both Republican and Democratic administrations – has been to cut and run, or to flat ignore this growing threat, apparently hoping it would go away.”

― David Hackworth

“It’s appropriate that the word ‘ignorance’ is an extension of the word ‘ignore.’ We ignore so much and so we become ignore-ant.”

― David Icke

“Advertising people who ignore research are as dangerous as generals who ignore decodes of enemy signals.”

― David Ogilvy

“That’s the thing about film acting and television acting. You just release yourself and do what is true for the moment, and ignore everybody and everything and all the technical razzmatazz that goes on.”

― David Suchet

“In a person’s career, well, if you’re process-oriented and not totally outcome-oriented, then you’re more likely to be success. I often say ‘pursue excellence, ignore success.’ Success is a by-product of excellence.”

― Deepak Chopra

“We ignore the similarities between the religious extremism and ethno-nationalism at our peril.”

― Deeyah Khan

“It turns out that the ‘Cry It Out’ method of baby sleep training, where you ignore that your kid is screaming, crying and turning 40 shades of purple so that she can break herself out of the habit of being spoiled and cuddled to sleep, does more harm – way more – than good.”

― Denene Millner

“The whole kind of post-World War I settlement that formed the modern Middle East is in danger of collapsing, and we can – we, the United States, you know, the preeminent power in the world – we can say that we want to ignore that, but how long can we avert our gaze? And how long can we stay out?”

― Dexter Filkins

“I normally ignore the History Channel.”

― Diablo Cody

“Criticism, even when you try to ignore it, can hurt. I have cried over many articles written about me, but I move on and I don’t hold on to that .”

― Diana Ross

“We cannot ignore the disparity in resources that continue to plague many of our school systems, especially those serving predominantly inner-city minority and impoverished children.”

― Diane Watson

“Crime to many is not crime but simply a way of life. If laws are inconvenient, ignore them, they don’t apply to you.”

― Dick Francis

“Humans believe so many lies because we aren’t aware. We ignore the truth or we just don’t see the truth. When we are educated, we accumulate a lot of knowledge, and all that knowledge is just like a wall of fog that doesn’t allow us to perceive the truth, what really is.”

― Don Miguel Ruiz

“However you arrive at the ability to ignore self-doubt – if you can acquire it or possess it or find it or discover it – move beyond self-doubt.”

― Dwight Yoakam

“Snow and adolescence are the only problems that disappear if you ignore them long enough.”

― Earl Wilson

“Remember, I’m the guy who didn’t want the referendum – I wouldn’t have had it if I’d been prime minister. But you have to respect how people voted because this was partly about political alienation, so if the response to political alienation is to ignore it, that’s a recipe for more political alienation.”

― Ed Miliband

“An expert is someone who has succeeded in making decisions and judgements simpler through knowing what to pay attention to and what to ignore.”

― Edward de Bono

“I don’t want to harm my government. I want to help my government. But the fact that they are willing to completely ignore due process, they’re willing to declare guilt without ever seeing a trial, these are things that we need to work against as a society and say, ‘Hey, this is not appropriate.’”

― Edward Snowden

“Citizens with a conscience are not going to ignore wrong-doing simply because they’ll be destroyed for it: the conscience forbids it.”

― Edward Snowden

“You need collaboration of its people; it’s the only way to improve a company – can you ignore that? You need a win-win for every sub-group, which will ensure exponential growth for a company.”

― Eliyahu Goldratt

“Life is so fragile, so brief. And we seemingly work so hard at trying to ignore that.”

― Elizabeth Berg

“The water crisis in Flint, Michigan, has shown us what can happen when we ignore the warning signs of lead poisoning and corroding pipes.”

― Elizabeth Esty

“I don’t know if I have a memory of not thinking I was a writer – it goes that far back. I went to law school because I didn’t know how to earn a living otherwise. I tried to ignore the pull, but it wouldn’t let me.”

― Elizabeth Strout

“Stay true to yourself, engage with your followers, and ignore the critics.”

― Ella Woodward

“Today’s tax cuts provide yet another illustration of the Republicans’ fiscally irresponsible economic policies that ignore the needs of America’s middle class, students, and working families.”

― Ellen Tauscher

“You can’t ignore the Asian and Hispanic populations in L.A. We can let audiences know independent film is not just about white men.”

― Elvis Mitchell

“I want to expand and not ignore the late 20th-century additions to filmed entertainment.”

― Elvis Mitchell

“In some cases, newlyweds want so badly for things to be perfect that they ignore warning signs, both in themselves and each other.”

― Emily V. Gordon

“Please ignore rumors! I’ve had them for years and you have to just let them go over your head. Don’t take them personally.”

― Emma Bunton

“As a parent and a citizen, I’ll take a Bill Gates (or Warren Buffett) over Steve Jobs every time. If we must have billionaires, better they should ignore Jobs’s example and instead embrace the morality and wisdom of the great industrialist-philanthropist Andrew Carnegie.”

― Eric Alterman

“Ironically, tendency to ignore inconvenient facts and unwelcome evidence is actually President Reagan’s true legacy, as I noted in ‘The Nation’ back in 2000, before the current right-wing mania for President Reagan gained its full force.”

― Eric Alterman

“When athletes take a knee during the National Anthem, we must ignore President Trump’s absurd claim that they’re ‘un-American’ and instead understand that it’s very American to peacefully protest systemic injustice.”

― Eric Swalwell

“I’ve seen disgusting excess in business, and I’ve seen disgusting excess in Washington. But at the same time, I’ve certainly learned that Washington matters and that you can’t ignore it, especially when you get into telecom.”

― Esther Dyson

“People are always saying that prices are too high. When they turn out to be right, we anoint them. When they turn out to be wrong, we ignore them. They are typically right and wrong about half the time.”

― Eugene Fama

“This is the harsh truth about us: not only do Filipinos ignore books, literature – we do not understand how important the arts are – not just to those of us who work at it, but to the nation as a whole.”

― F. Sionil Jose

“Children already ignore others and take time on their own, and I think that is something adults should refer back to as they deal with the everyday hustle of the world.”

― Farrah Abraham

“After ‘Sesame Street,’ it’s a hyper-familiar world to me and I have this childlike ability to ignore the fact that I’m talking to scraps of cloth. Every country I go to, I see posters promoting the film in different languages. ‘Los Muppets’ – I love that!”

― Feist

“I can’t ignore what I grew up listening to. My parents used to listen to Michael Jackson non-stop. They used to listen to Luther Vandross, Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder.”

― Fleur East

“A risk for a poet-novelist is imbalance: The poems can flatten into prose or lose their intensity of focus; the novels can stall amid lofty writing or literary preciousness and ignore the engine of plot and character.”

― Floyd Skloot

“I think my attitudes about the past are very traditional. You can’t ignore history; you can’t escape it even if you want to. You might as well know where you come from, and you might as well know that everything has been done in some shape or form.”

― Frank Gehry

“The main actors on the world stage are the size of continents, be they nation states or voluntary groupings of nation states such as the E.U. Nostalgia can help us ignore these harsh realities for a while, but it will not make them go away.”

― Frans Timmermans

“If the law does not give you what you want, you can oppose the law, you can work to change the law, but you cannot ignore the law. So it is fundamental that the constitutions of every one of our member states are upheld and respected.”

― Frans Timmermans

“Not that pleading can be taken as a test, for the forms of action, notably Debt, ignore the fundamental difference between duties imposed by law and duties created by the will of the parties.”

― Frederick Pollock

“My quality is my intuition. I can’t just ignore that, can I? Then I’d be a player of whom there are a thousand of my age.”

― Frenkie de Jong

“I love doing the dishes… not for the act of cleaning but because I get to put my headphones in, listen to music, and ignore the world for an hour, and it’s totally acceptable because I’m cleaning.”

― Garrett Clayton

“When I was living in Mexico and writing a book called ‘Aztec,’ I had to make a deliberate effort to ignore a lot of the ‘typically Mexican landscape’ around me – banana and citrus groves, roses and carnations, burros and toros – because they did not exist in Mexico in the 15th century, the time of my book.”

― Gary Jennings

“If you are going to make a change, don’t go halfway. Make it with conviction and stick with your new idea. Ignore the scoffers. Remember, it is a law of nature that if something is different you’re going to be taunted, jeered, and told the world is flat. Let the doubters fall off the edge.”

― Gary McCord

“After moving from Montreal (where French vs.English is the only conflict) to New York (where everyone is obsessed with race) it was impossible to ignore how intellectually lazy and knee-jerk people are when it comes to any mention of ethnicity.”

― Gavin McInnes

“People respond faster to you on a text than an e-mail. Why is that? Why will they ignore an e-mail, but get back to a text?”

― Gayle King

“The biggest barrier to dealing with climate change is us: our own attachment to habits that are hard to shift, and our great ability to park or ignore uncomfortable choices.”

― Geoff Mulgan

“To insure peace of mind ignore the rules and regulations.”

― George Ade

“You wouldn’t meet a Joe Frazier down today and then up tomorrow, said hello to big shots then ignore someone on the lower level; he was the most consistent human being. What you see is what you get.”

― George Foreman

“All living souls welcome whatever they are ready to cope with; all else they ignore, or pronounce to be monstrous and wrong, or deny to be possible.”

― George Santayana

“America must not ignore the threat gathering against us. Facing clear evidence of peril, we cannot wait for the final proof, the smoking gun that could come in the form of a mushroom cloud.”

― George W. Bush

“I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale, you could not ignore its beauty.”

― Georgia O’Keeffe

“You can’t write about the past and ignore religion. It was such a fundamental, mind-shaping, driving force for pre-modern societies. I’m very interested in what religion does to us – its capacity to create love and empathy or hatred and violence.”

― Geraldine Brooks

“Some directors are really strong on action, manhandling you around the set; others are very focused on setting up the camera shots and practically ignore you. You have to get used to introverts, extroverts, directors who clown around for the crew, and the odd one who’s monosyllabic.”

― Gina Bellman

“Don’t ignore big problems, and don’t try to pretend that problems are smaller than they are.”

― Gina Raimondo

“Often, we need to ignore the words people say and attend to their underlying, urgent, life or death questions: Am I valuable? Am I loved? The great thing is that the answer is easy: Yes! The answer is always yes. We don’t have to think too hard.”

― Glennon Doyle Melton

“Defenders of Wilson are correct to beg for context when considering his legacy. But it is they who ignore the context: the role Wilson played in using war, including Haiti’s racist counterinsurgency, to nationalize white supremacy, militarism, and Christian evangelism.”

― Greg Grandin

“For years, we talked about how the only way to really win the political battles was to win the cultural ones. And rather than simply ignore pop culture, it would be far better to give it a big fat bear hug.”

― Greg Gutfeld

“What I do is sometimes – at least in Germany – met with wounding campaigns. I always face the question: should I grow myself a thick skin and ignore it, or should I let myself be wounded? I’ve decided to be wounded, since, if I grew a thick skin, there are other things I wouldn’t feel any more.”

― Gunter Grass

“I can’t stand films where parents are portrayed as old and doddery, and ignore their kids.”

― Gurinder Chadha

“Of our relation to all creation we can never know anything whatsoever. All is immensity and chaos. But, since all this knowledge of our limitations cannot possibly be of any value to us, it is better to ignore it in our daily conduct of life.”

― H. P. Lovecraft

“To worship the product and ignore its development leads to dilettantism and reaction.”

― Hans Hofmann

“Many of us are under the delusion that the police exist solely to deal with crime and keep us safe. That is to ignore the major focus of many of today’s top cops on managing reputation – both of their force and, by default, their careers.”

― Heather Brooke

“In general, men are wired to notice obvious signs that convey interest in mating – a warm smile, for example – and ignore other subtleties, like if your lipstick is faded.”

― Helen Fisher

“There are no rules. That is how art is born, how breakthroughs happen. Go against the rules or ignore the rules. That is what invention is about.”

― Helen Frankenthaler

“I am woman, hear me roar, in numbers too big to ignore, and I know too much to go back and pretend.”

― Helen Reddy

“A man is like a cat; chase him and he will run – sit still and ignore him and he’ll come purring at your feet.”

― Helen Rowland

“With the number of people I ignore, I’m lucky I work at all in this town.”

― Helena Bonham Carter

“It is a lie that our anger justifies our impulse to hurt or ignore our antagonists. We are to forgive to be forgiven. To wait for them to repent before we forgive and repent is to allow them to choose for us a delay which could cost us happiness here and hereafter.”

― Henry B. Eyring

“All businesses should have an element of social enterprise, and all social enterprises should not ignore the most important lessons from successful commercial businesses.”

― Holly Branson

“Science fiction has its own history, its own legacy of what’s been done, what’s been superseded, what’s so much part of the furniture it’s practically part of the fabric now, what’s become no more than a joke… and so on. It’s just plain foolish, as well as comically arrogant, to ignore all this, to fail to do the most basic research.”

― Iain Banks

“We do a disservice to society if we ignore the evidence which shows that stable families tend to be associated with better outcomes for children.”

― Iain Duncan Smith

“The amount of garbage that women are expected to put up with – we’re just expected to ignore when a man whistles at us. And it never makes us feel good – it always makes us feel unsafe.”

― Iliza Shlesinger

“The very essence of literature is the war between emotion and intellect, between life and death. When literature becomes too intellectual – when it begins to ignore the passions, the emotions – it becomes sterile, silly, and actually without substance.”

― Isaac Bashevis Singer

“When there is hate or negative comment, I try to ignore it and try to not bother myself with such stuff.”

― Ishaan Khatter

“We must have the courage to confront dreadful views even in the people we love the most. But that’s difficult to do when we cast large segments of our fellow citizens into a basket to be condemned and disparaged, judging them even as we ignore that many of their deplorable traits exist in us, too.”

― J. D. Vance

“The Internet now provides an immediate and very clear consensus of what it is that the audience is experiencing. It’s something that you should never let lead you, and yet at the same time, you should never ignore it.”

― J. J. Abrams

“It would be hard to ignore the absence of democracy in any Arab nation.”

― Jack Schwartz

“If people ignore the rules already, new regulations are not likely to deter them.”

― Jacob Rees-Mogg

“It might seem a psychotic, insane thing, quitting a job after I’d built a great career over eight years, but it was a wake-up call. All too often we ignore those, forget that we don’t know how long we’re here for and that we need to make the most of every moment.”

― Jameela Jamil

“Leaders are not pale reflectors of major social conflicts; they play up some, play down others, ignore still others.”

― James MacGregor Burns

“It is the world’s limitations and the myths that we internalize about ourselves that pushes us to diminish our power and ignore it.”

― Janet Mock

“When gamers look at games not as overall experiences but as chimeric potpourris of sight and sound, we take too mechanical a perspective and ignore what really makes them special.”

― Jason Schreier

“Then you have to be with somebody who understands your job. Understands there are gonna be dollybirds going, ‘Hi I’m Candy,’ and be prepared to ignore that. And also be prepared to be there when you get home. That’s a difficult job.”

― Jay Kay

“Christmas is a story that has both religious and pagan origins, and to ignore its power is to ignore the power of myth – those symbols and legends that help us to ground our lives.”

― Jay Parini

“Being in the limelight with ‘Glee,’ I’ve definitely felt pressure to stay fit. But honestly, you have to ignore it.”

― Jenna Ushkowitz

“The message of body acceptance built on Jennifer Lawrence’s soundbites only empowers those who are willing to ignore the fact that her statements reinforce our current cultural views rather than subverting them.”

― Jennifer Armintrout

“I’m one of those pianists who tends to ignore every existing recording and lots of traditions about playing pieces when I start.”

― Jeremy Denk

“If the Republican Party continues to ignore its conservative base, then the Party is headed to oblivion.”

― Jerome Corsi

“By the beginning of the 20th century, the debate about monetary policy and the nation’s financial system had been going on for over a century. Increasingly, the shortcomings of the existing system were causing too much harm to ignore.”

― Jerome Powell

“We want the facts to fit the preconceptions. When they don’t it is easier to ignore the facts than to change the preconceptions.”

― Jessamyn West

“You need to marry someone that is your soul mate, that you’re obsessed with, and never ignore that.”

― Jessie James Decker

“It gets crazy in my mind sometimes but the reason why I like to express so much positivity on my Twitter is because I think we all are battling evil thoughts. I think it’s important to not ignore them but to try to understand where they are coming from and get through them instead of suppressing them.”

― Jhene Aiko

“It is true that a fellow cannot ignore women – but he can think of them as he ought – as sisters, not as sparring partners.”

― Jim Elliot

“Another way to lose control is to ignore something when you should address it.”

― Jim Evans

“There’s always going to be someone out there… who doesn’t believe in you or who thinks your head is too big or you’re not smart enough. But those are the people you need to ignore, and those are the times you need to just keep doing what you love doing.”

― Jimmy Fallon

“You try to do the best with what you’ve got and ignore everything else. That’s why horses get blinders in horse racing: You look at the horse next to you, and you lose a step.”

― Jimmy Iovine

“We’re at a point right now in our development in this country – setting the immigration issue aside – that you can’t ignore the sheer population of us in metropolitan areas all across the country, of how significant Latino-ness is in the United States.”

― Jimmy Smits

“Before ‘Austenland,’ I got do a lead role in ‘Northanger Abbey’, which is Jane Austen. Growing up in England, you can’t really ignore Jane Austen. It’s always been there.”

― JJ Feild

“It’s very hard for politicians to ignore even just a handful of letters about the same issue.”

― Jo Swinson

“Home-plate collisions are something you cannot ignore.”

― Joe Torre

“I have to learn to ignore my feelings. Not just the feeling of hunger and the feeling of full, but the feeling of embarrassment, too. I have to remember that this is only weird if I make it weird.”

― Joey Chestnut

“Whenever I work on something, I try and throw everything I have at it. Then if the director finds it useful they use it, and if not, they ignore it!”

― John C. Reilly

“In the time honored tradition of email, just ignore the question.”

― John Dobbin

“If we intend to provide a better life, and a better world, for future generations, we can’t ignore the quality of the environment we leave them.”

― John Kasich

“You have to listen to people that have chosen the nominee of our Republican Party. I think it would be foolish to ignore them.”

― John McCain

“We will never abdicate the security of the United States to a foreign country or refrain from taking action when appropriate. But we cannot ignore the reality that cooperative counterterrorism activities are a key to our national defense.”

― John O. Brennan

“I could go insane if I obsessed over every little detail of all of my companies. My management philosophy is to pay attention to the vital few and ignore the trivial many.”

― John Paul DeJoria

“Unless a reviewer has the courage to give you unqualified praise, I say ignore the bastard.”

― John Steinbeck

“Religion enables us to ignore nothingness and get on with the jobs of life.”

― John Updike

“You can’t ignore mobile. We are doing a lot of stuff in the game space, mostly nonconsole stuff, and those are primarily mobile/pad games.”

― Jon Feltheimer

“If you’re interested in how people behave, if you’re interested in the way they talk about themselves, the way the conceive of themselves, it’s very hard to ignore drugs nowadays, because that is so much part of the conversation.”

― Jonathan Franzen

“We need a better way to talk about eating animals, a way that doesn’t ignore or even just shruggingly accept things like habits, cravings, family and history but rather incorporates them into the conversation. The more they are allowed in, the more able we will be to follow our best instincts.”

― Jonathan Safran Foer

“I learned early in my career that if you see something that is not to standard or not within the law, and you ignore it, you’ve set a new standard, and it’s lower.”

― Joseph Dunford

“People do care where their food, or other goods, comes from, not merely if the price is right. And that means no business can afford to ignore the impacts their buying practices have on producers and on the perceptions and choices of consumers.”

― Julian Baggini

“We ignore noise, and we really just to try hunker down on preparation, our practice, and going out and trying to play our best games on Sundays.”

― Julian Edelman

“When something comes to my brain, I don’t ignore it. You never know what it’s going to turn into.”

― Kacey Musgraves

“Pain is something that’s common to human life. When we ignore it, we aren’t engaging in the whole reality, and the pain begins to fester.”

― Karen Armstrong

“Opponents of legal birth control, including abortion, have tried for decades to play the race card, saying that legal abortion is racist. What they ignore is that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. accepted the Margaret Sanger Award from Planned Parenthood in 1966.”

― Karen DeCrow

“Competing at full price is the way we like to do business, but we cannot ignore the promotional environment.”

― Karen Katz

“Books are not like albums, where you can simply download and enjoy your favorite chapter and ignore the rest.”

― Karin Slaughter

“I try my best to just ignore the negativity. Which is hard for me because it’s a lot to deal with.”

― Karrueche Tran

“My friends sometimes used to ignore me completely, and that would really upset me badly.”

― Kate Bush

“I have very long, wild hair, a suntan and wear knee high boots and ignore all the rules about what you should or shouldn’t wear at whatever age.”

― Kate O’Mara

“Everyone has that inner voice, the one that’s a Negative Nancy. I’d say to ignore that voice and to be confident and follow your heart.”

― Katharine McPhee

“The political solutions to the refugee crisis may be complex, but that does not mean we should abandon our humanity. We should not close our hearts, retreat behind walls, real or imagined, or ignore the pressing moral imperative to provide assistance and sanctuary for some of the world’s most desperate people.”

― Katharine Viner

“In boxing, they say it’s the punch you don’t see coming that knocks you out. In the wider world, the reality we ignore or deny is the one that weakens our most impassioned efforts toward improvement.”

― Katherine Dunn

“If there’s specific resistance to women making movies, I just choose to ignore that as an obstacle for two reasons: I can’t change my gender, and I refuse to stop making movies.”

― Kathryn Bigelow

“It’s hard when you have a lot of naysayers to know when they might be right or when to ignore them and go with your gut and do something that may seem risky.”

― Kathryn Minshew

“Just because we don’t recognise someone from an area of our own lives, somehow it has become easy to simply ignore them and walk away.”

― Kathryn Prescott

“When you’re a leader, you cannot ignore parts of your constituency, even if you know they’re not going to vote for you.”

― Keith Ellison

“The public needs art – and it is the responsibility of a ‘self-proclaimed artist’ to realize that the public needs art, and not to make bourgeois art for a few and ignore the masses.”

― Keith Haring

“I’m a workaholic, so I ignore the signs of fatigue and just keep going and going, and then conk out when I get home. It can be pretty stressful.”

― Keke Palmer

“Of course there are certain things that get to me, but I try and lead by example and show people that, especially with haters, that you should just ignore them.”

― Kesha

“I’ve had lots of people saying very nice things about the work. But I genuinely feel in the course of a writing career you’re going to have people say very nice things and some not-so-nice things, and if at all possible you should try to ignore both.”

― Kevin Barry

“When American workers are losing their jobs to people in other countries, Washington cannot afford to ignore this disturbing trend any longer. While Democratic presidential candidates want to just blame U.S. corporations, the reality is that their strategy won’t help protect American workers or save their jobs.”

― Kevin Brady

“If you ignore the murdering and the conniving, Francis Underwood is an effective politician.”

― Kevin Spacey

“At our peril, we ignore the fact that black vernacular, like the blues, both has a form and performs… For just as there would be no American music without black folks, there would be very little of our American language.”

― Kevin Young

“Resource-rich nations should not ignore efficiency simply because energy is abundant.”

― Khalid A. Al-Falih

“I’ve learned to ignore the negative people and just be a living example of confidence and self-love.”

― Khoudia Diop

“For those who feel the need to be bullies, I ignore them.”

― Khoudia Diop

“There is nothing so aggravating as a fresh boy who is too old to ignore and too young to kick.”

― Kin Hubbard

“Culture changes because of musicians and actors and actresses. There’s a responsibility there. You may ignore the responsibility. You may choose to be a bad role model. But, you are a role model nonetheless.”

― Kirk Cameron

“I remember I had an actor friend – a close friend from college – Anthony Zerbe. He sent me a telegram before I started my first movie, ‘Cisco Pike.’ It said, ‘Have a good time. Ignore the camera.’ That was the extent of my training.”

― Kris Kristofferson

“We tend to accept information that confirms our prior beliefs and ignore or discredit information that does not. This confirmation bias settles over our eyes like distorting spectacles for everything we look at.”

― Kyle Hill

“At some point, I had to ignore what people thought of me. I had to be my own biggest fan from an early age. Once I learned that, it was like a superpower. That was the armor that got me through high school.”

― Kyle

“For all the benefits of being in the public eye, there is the odd downside, too. Twitter goes mad sometimes with people saying weird stuff. It is a bit strange, but you can just ignore them. It is not even worth getting worked up about.”

― Laura Trott

“You realize yourself when you start reflecting – because I don’t live in the past, although your past is so much a part of what you are – that you can’t ignore it. But I don’t look at scrapbooks.”

― Lauren Bacall

“I struggle with deciding when to answer or ignore the constant speculation about my private life, because I feel like that doesn’t belong to anybody but me.”

― Lauren London

“If our psychology seems crude and weak in what it can say about the great human experiences, it is better to make that clear and to mark where we must go than to ignore it.”

― Lawrence Kohlberg

“A significant fraction of evangelical voters appear more likely to ignore the candidates’ specific economic and foreign policy platforms in favor of concerns about gay marriage or abortion.”

― Lawrence M. Krauss

“Whether I do jazz or R&B, there are always complaints. I would just listen to the complaints about what I do instead of celebrating what I do, and that I’m different and in my own lane. It took a while for me to just ignore the doubts.”

― Ledisi

“So much of our attention is trained on the Middle East these days, but we cannot ignore East Asia.”

― Lee H. Hamilton

“I love being physical, but I am extreme either way. I can be superfit. And then I can be really lazy and ignore everything.”

― Lena Headey

“We all know that looks matter. What most of us don’t understand is just how much looks matter and how difficult it is for us to ignore a person’s appearance when making a social judgment.”

― Leonard Mlodinow

“I can easily ignore my detractors and feel the people who respond favorably.”

― LeRoy Neiman

“I advise you to say your dream is possible and then overcome all inconveniences, ignore all the hassles and take a running leap through the hoop, even if it is in flames.”

― Les Brown

“When I see the black experience – there’s not one, but it is specific, and you can’t ignore it.”

― Leslie Odom, Jr.

“Never ignore your intuition about friendships and people’s intentions towards you.”

― LeToya Luckett

“When I first started in Formula 1, I tried to ignore the fact I was the first black guy ever to race in the sport. But, as I’ve got older, I’ve really started to appreciate the implications.”

― Lewis Hamilton

“To ignore one’s spiritual self is unsettling, to say the least. That’s a very profound outlook on it.”

― Linda Blair

“Authors are free to ignore their editors’ advice. I often avail myself of this veto power – sometimes out of a pigheadedness for which I’ll pay the price.”

― Lionel Shriver

“I just think self-satisfied people ignore certain signs about other people.”

― Lisa Cholodenko

“I’m unable to ignore the gift that God gave me, so I’m going to sing.”

― Lisa Nicole Carson

“When we ignore the will of the people, people lose.”

― Lori Lightfoot

“It is an attention-getter. I mean, it’s hard to ignore a woman lugging a cello around.”

― Lori Singer

“Mistakes happen, and we must choose what to do with them. We can ignore them, or we can learn and evolve into someone better and wiser.”

― Louise Linton

“Climate change is not an excuse for the EPA to ignore the bounds of law and issue illegal regulations that will cost jobs, shutter industries, and have little to no positive impact on the environment.”

― Luther Strange

“As with email, the recipient of a texted question seems to have the option to ignore it, while nevertheless saying, ‘Hello, lovely day,’ and so on.”

― Lynne Truss

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”

― Mahatma Gandhi

“The more that I learn about what’s going on, it’s really hard to ignore the oppression that people are actually going through.”

― Malcolm Jenkins

“I can feel middle age approaching, but I reckon the trick is to ignore all the signs. I’m lucky in that I’ve always looked half the age I am. So the way I see it is that I’m still in my twenties!”

― Marc Warren

“I like to make an outline or cards and then utterly ignore them.”

― Margaret Stohl

“Mainstream media journalists, especially in the United States and West Europe, prefer to ignore those problems in their own countries which they usually criticize in other countries, including in Russia.”

― Margarita Simonyan

“We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee.”

― Marian Wright Edelman

“Canadians will usually give charity to those in need overseas but will ignore the people in their own backyards. It’s infuriating.”

― Mark Brand

“My point is that perceptual bias can affect nut jobs and scientists alike. If we hold too rigidly to what we think we know, we ignore or avoid evidence of anything that might change our mind.”

― Martha Beck

“Can we ignore what is going on around us, can we disconnect ourselves, our own material situation, our spiritual selves, who we are, can we disconnect that from history and the social context of our lives? The older I get, the more I’m convinced that we cannot, that we are social creatures.”

― Martin Donovan

“Using social media to hurt and destroy is callous, acted out by cowards hiding behind computers. My advice is to ignore negativity. Focus on the love around.”

― Martin Garrix

“As anyone who has tinnitus knows, it’s not something that you can ignore, and you have to deal with it on a daily basis.”

― Martin McGuinness

“There’s three parts to football: offense, defense, and special teams. You’d no more ignore special teams than you would offense or defense.”

― Marv Levy

“The silly antics that would get me in trouble at school have put me on the best-seller list. So I guess the moral here is ignore your teach… never mind. That’s not the moral. Probably.”

― MaryJanice Davidson

“There is no way that anyone who – besides the folks that want to plain ignore facts – there’s no way that anyone can say that by building that wall we are not going to accomplish a more secure border. It’s just proven. We can do this.”

― Matt Rosendale

“I know it’s cheesy, but if you listen to the universe, it gives you pointers. I strongly believe if you keep your ears open and eyes open, your path will become clear. You just have to make sure you don’t ignore it.”

― Matthew James Thomas

“You either ignore the comic book and make a great movie or you stay very close to the comic book.”

― Matthew Vaughn

“When passerby’s ignore homeless people, they don’t know if that was a man or woman in uniform previously. They should not be invisible. They cannot be ignored.”

― Max Martini

“The inconvenient truth that our lazy media elites do so much to ignore is that Ocasio-Cortez, Sanders, and Warren are much closer in their views to the vast majority of ordinary Americans than the Bloombergs or the Bidens. They are the true centrists, the real moderates; they represent the actual political middle.”

― Mehdi Hasan

“The British press have written some nasty and spiteful things about the way I look which used to affect me quite badly when it was new to me but luckily, I’ve learned to ignore the comments. why do they even care about how I look?”

― Melanie Chisholm

“The U.S. should not continue to ignore Latin America. Our nation shares regional and cultural ties with these neighboring countries.”

― Mercedes Schlapp

“Your harshest critic is always going to be yourself. Don’t ignore that critic but don’t give it more attention than it deserves.”

― Michael Ian Black

“We, in America and Great Britain, have never had to live with evil and ignore it, or pretend it wasn’t happening, as people did all over Europe, and indeed, even in Germany herself.”

― Michael Korda

“It is not necessary to agree with the Arab point of view about their own history, but it is foolish to ignore it.”

― Michael Korda

“While politicians may be forgiven for failing to predict the future – who can, alas? – it is amazing that they defiantly ignore the past.”

― Michael Korda

“The difference is that with fame comes a spotlight, one which has recently made it impossible to ignore the fact that more and more of those folks we place on pedestals aren’t even pausing to consider an option other than lying.”

― Michael Musto

“It doesn’t seem to matter how often vaccines are proved safe or supplements are shown to offer nothing of value. When people don’t like facts, they ignore them.”

― Michael Specter

“I began taking liberties a long time ago; now it is standard practice for most directors to ignore the rules.”

― Michelangelo Antonioni

“I think the Republican Party is lost in terms of whether we should be stronger on the social issues or ignore the social issues. But I think the Rand Pauls, the Ted Cruzes, that’s the future of the party.”

― Mike Gallagher

“If you do anything long enough, people can’t ignore you anymore.”

― Mike Portnoy

“Above all, ignore the audience.”

― Minnie Maddern Fiske

“Ignore all advice about writing. Leave your blood on every page. Every page!”

― Miriam Toews

“While other state governments stiff their vendors, close parks, delay tax refunds, and ignore unacceptably poor service levels, Indiana state employees are setting national standards for efficiency.”

― Mitch McConnell

“I just ignore the negative people and trolls. They stop bothering you when you don’t acknowledge them; it suits me just right.”

― Mithila Palkar

“Maybe we are all prospective migrants. The lines of national borders on maps are artificial constructs, as unnatural to us as they are to birds flying overhead. Our first impulse is to ignore them.”

― Mohsin Hamid

“You can’t ignore politics, no matter how much you’d like to.”

― Molly Ivins

“It’s hard to think what should make your blood boil more – what happened to Billy Ray or what didn’t happen to those who abused him. It’s something we can’t ignore.”

― Morris Dees

“The U.S. will ignore the opinion of the Iraqi people and it will compose the new government according to its own desires.”

― Muqtada al Sadr

“The power and energy sectors are the biggest constituents of the infrastructure sector. If you ignore them, no development will happen.”

― Narendra Modi

“Why grab possessions like thieves, or divide them like socialists when you can ignore them like wise men?”

― Natalie Clifford Barney

“We ignore slow environmental changes unless they are crisis-driven, such as hurricanes in Florida.”

― Natalie Jeremijenko

“Viv had this kind of stage presence where you couldn’t ignore it. He walked onstage, he looked dangerous. You just didn’t know what he was going to do.”

― Neil Innes

“In very rare circumstances, the executive branch might choose to ignore a court decision.”

― Newt Gingrich

“First, if you love the Kindle and it works for you, it isn’t problematic, and you should ignore all my criticisms and read the way you want to read.”

― Nicholson Baker

“We do have a problem in this country. You can either make a movie and ignore that, or you can acknowledge it and say, this is the water that we’re living in. You know this – the movie lives in this – it’s centered around this particular problem, and I chose to acknowledge it.”

― Nick Cassavetes

“I think Stieg Larsson was pretty brave. He wanted to bring up things that we don’t like to talk about, or like to ignore.”

― Noomi Rapace

“I try to take a weekly digital Sabbath, batch my emails so I deal with them a few times a day rather than constantly, and increasingly give myself permission to ignore unsolicited communiques. I try, too, to give others more slack. The respond-now culture is a two-way street. I’m trying to be more mindful of that.”

― Noreena Hertz

“In my opinion, being an all-rounder is good. It is not right that I should be content with qawwali and ignore other forms, since I am basically trained in classical singing. We should be masters of all forms of singing.”

― Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

“The business case for diverse employment is not a matter we can ignore. When the business case merges with values and national objectives, this serves as a wake up call for us all. We cannot ignore the opportunity; we cannot ignore the commitment.”

― Ofra Strauss

“Children aren’t happy with nothing to ignore, and that’s what parents were created for.”

― Ogden Nash

“A free and rooted society ought to consist of a web of moral obligations. We have the right to ignore them, but we ought to be actually obliged not to let other people starve or to let them lapse into destitution.”

― Pankaj Mishra

“When you open your mind up, and you go into a creative state, you can’t just switch if off. When you have an idea, a creative impulse, and then you ignore it, it can keep you up when you just want to go to your bed – which is why it’s great to have voice recorders on your phone!”

― Paolo Nutini

“Sri Yukteswar showed no special consideration to those who happened to be powerful or accomplished; neither did he slight others for their poverty or illiteracy. He would listen respectfully to words of truth from a child, and openly ignore a conceited pundit.”

― Paramahansa Yogananda

“A ton of kids at school have made fun of me; if I had to give advice to other girls, I would say, ‘Hang loose and ignore them. They shouldn’t faze you no matter how popular they think they are.’”

― Paris Jackson

“It’s just impossible to ignore the activists in your party. These are the people who stuff the envelopes, and walk the precincts, and make the telephone calls, and do all the so-called grunt work that brings about a successful campaign.”

― Pat Robertson

“If you have doubt about a person’s humility or smarts, don’t ignore it. More often than not, there is something causing that doubt.”

― Patrick Lencioni

“Strong moral arguments exist for why we should often try to ignore stereotypes or override them. But we shouldn’t assume they represent some irrational quirk of the unconscious mind. In fact, they’re largely the consequence of the mind’s attempt to make a rational decision.”

― Paul Bloom

“Once again, the ‘New York Times’ has chosen to purposefully ignore facts and professional journalism to fit their political agenda, choosing to attack my character and reputation rather than present an honest report. The suggestion that I accepted cash payments is unfounded, silly, and nonsensical.”

― Paul Manafort

“People like me who are reform-minded ignore the people who say, ‘Just criticize and don’t do anything and let’s win by default.’ That’s ridiculous.”

― Paul Ryan

“Today’s society will ignore almost any form of public behavior except getting in the express line with two extra items.”

― Paul Sweeney

“That’s the thing with celebrities: the media can’t ignore them.”

― Paul Watson

“ISIS’ key social media-encrypted platform is Telegram, which is engineered by a Berlin-based tech company that can simply ignore the rulings of American federal judges as well as legislation passed by the U.S. Congress.”

― Peter Bergen

“I am not saying that factory farming is the same as the Holocaust or the slave trade, but it’s clear that there is an immense amount of suffering in it, and just as we think that the Nazis were wrong to ignore the suffering of their victims, so we are wrong to ignore the sufferings of our victims.”

― Peter Singer

“This may sound insulting to some of my cult studies friends, but there’s a lot of cult studies people who ignore, shall we say, the wider canvas – because they simply don’t know about its existence or they don’t know how it operates.”

― Peter York

“When we think of the myth of the settling of the West, this is our creation myth. But because we think of it as mythology, not as real people interacting with other real people, we ignore the cost of human lives and blood.”

― Philipp Meyer

“When it comes to whaling, Iceland is an international outlaw. Years of global negotiations and declarations have failed utterly to end its illegal slaughter of whales. It’s time to send Iceland a message it can’t ignore: trade sanctions.”

― Pierce Brosnan

“When bosses, leaders, and powerful men and women ignore or deny the accounts of harassment victims, they reinforce the idea that harassers are playing the game as they should and that the rest of us should fall in line.”

― Pramila Jayapal

“I have for some time now been deeply troubled by the growing difficulties faced by Christian communities in various parts of the Middle East. It seems to me that we cannot ignore the fact that Christians in the Middle East are increasingly being deliberately targeted by fundamentalist Islamist militants.”

― Prince Charles

“Madam President, speaking here in Dublin Castle it is impossible to ignore the weight of history, as it was yesterday when you and I laid wreaths at the Garden of Remembrance.”

― Queen Elizabeth II

“We ignore our feelings a lot, I realize. Many of us have to… until they really bite us in the butt.”

― Queen Latifah

“When men are romantically interested in you, it’s really simple. Just ignore everything they say and only pay attention to what they do.”

― Randy Pausch

“We ignore our own history. We ignore all these values and valuable people who really changed everything, who sacrificed their own lives for a better America.”

― Raoul Peck

“People will love or hate ‘Satta’ and ‘Stumped.’ But they cannot ignore them.”

― Raveena Tandon

“’Sticky’ is about reaching a point in a relationship where you both realize you guys shouldn’t be dating, but you’re doing it anyway just because you like to have that sense of just being able to be honest with the person and comfortable with the person. You kind of ignore all of the signs and red flags because you really want to like the person.”

― Ravyn Lenae

“The issue of the Betrayal was so central to that, I felt the need to comment upon it. My choices were to ignore the games and put them ‘outside’ of continuity or to integrate them. I chose the latter.”

― Raymond E. Feist

“People into hard sciences, neurophysiology, often ignore a core philosophical question: ‘What is the relationship between our unique, inner experience of conscious awareness and material substance?’ The answer is: We don’t know, and some people are so terrified to say, ‘I don’t know.’”

― Raymond Moody

“The Chinese government clearly does pay attention to public opinion expressed on the Internet – the extent to which they choose to adapt their practices based on it, or ignore it, seems to vary.”

― Rebecca MacKinnon

“Being in the European Union, we would be building bridges between the 1.5 bn people of Muslim world to the non-Muslim world. They have to see this. If they ignore it, it brings weakness to the E.U.”

― Recep Tayyip Erdogan

“Ultimately, the idea of being able to escape and lose myself in a new world every time I go to ‘work’ was too appealing to ignore.”

― Reed Morano

“Influence is a very unpleasant subject and I deal with it in a maybe irresponsible way, which is to really ignore it. It would be a nightmare if we started to really think about it; it would tie our hands, it would tie everyone else’s hands.”

― Rem Koolhaas

“The more I read and watched about the meat industry, the more determined I became to keep meat out of my diet. The things I saw in slaughterhouse exposes made me feel sick and I refused to just ignore what I now knew.”

― Renee Olstead

“We demand that people don’t deny the Holocaust, and we can’t ignore the tragedy of another nation.”

― Reuven Rivlin

“We just have fun with our NFL Draft coverage because we understand that it’s a long process, and there can be technical glitches that we don’t profess to ignore. During our late coverage of the Draft, we sometimes get slap-happy and distort the heads of our analysts.”

― Rich Eisen

“Throughout my life, I always remember that consideration of people who were less fortunate than we. We lived in an atmosphere of awareness, and we certainly did not live a life whereby we ignored, or felt that we could ignore, that which was in evidence around us.”

― Richard Attenborough

“I’m not going to stand by and ignore things that I think are important to talk about.”

― Richard Cordray

“Religious fanatics want people to switch off their own minds, ignore the evidence, and blindly follow a holy book based upon private ‘revelation’.”

― Richard Dawkins

“What is the Obama Doctrine? It seems to be one of disengagement, to try to ignore the hot, religious, dry, poor countries from Algeria to Pakistan.”

― Richard Engel

“As president, Governor Romney would handle the Syrian conflict much differently. A President Romney would not ignore a growing conflict in a dangerous region involving allies the way Obama has, especially when chemical weapons could possibly be used.”

― Richard Grenell

“What is needed to pass gay marriage is not a Democratic majority – this past year has proven that to be true – but politicians and judges comfortable enough to ignore what the majority of the voters want and do what is uncomfortable, unpopular – and morally right.”

― Richard Grenell

“Obama has created a new world where countries ignore the U.S. without consequence. It’s so bad that Saudi Arabia doesn’t even want to serve on the Security Council with the U.S. because it might ruin their reputation.”

― Richard Grenell

“The Obama Doctrine is to ignore an international crisis or go to war. There is no in between.”

― Richard Grenell

“Donald Trump wants to ignore the rule of law. He ignores the Constitution. He ignores the subpoenas. The Republicans in the House and Senate are afraid to stand up to him, with only a few exceptions.”

― Richard Painter

“When downed American pilots were first taken prisoner in North Vietnam in 1964, U.S. policy became pretty much to ignore them – part and parcel of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s determination to keep the costs of his increasingly futile military escalation in Southeast Asia from the public.”

― Rick Perlstein

“I ignore the jealous, I ignore the malicious, I ignore the ignorant, and I ignore the paranoid. If the shoe fits anyone, wear it.”

― Rick Pitino

“I don’t believe anyone should ignore all the fires around you and stand pat and not worry about getting singed.”

― Rick Santelli

“You can’t ignore the reality that faith and family, those two things are integral parts of having limited government, lower taxes, and free societies.”

― Rick Santorum

“I’m like Sergeant Schultz, I know nothing. We are trying to share ideas around the world. We don’t just come up with a great idea in Brazil and ignore it in the rest of the world.”

― Rick Wagoner

“Ignore the ignorant.”

― Ricky Martin

“This is not a screenplay. I don’t do twenty drafts. I’m not going to show this to you until it’s published or accepted for publication. You can make whatever suggestions you want, but I probably will ignore them entirely.”

― Robert B. Parker

“I am one who believes that we are, in fact, engaged in a worldwide war against terrorism. We must have the serenity to accept the fact that war is not going to go away if we ignore it.”

― Robert Foster Bennett

“When you have fans who are hassling you the entire game and you ignore them, they respect you because their job is to try and distract you. And if they don’t distract you, that means you’re focused on doing your job. And who knows, by the end, sometimes you even win them over.”

― Robert Griffin III

“Never ignore a gut feeling, but never believe that it’s enough.”

― Robert Heller

“As a child, I was fascinated by any branch of physical or biological science. Even today, I find great excitement in discovering the complexity and variability of the world we live in, getting a glimpse into the deeper reality that we mostly ignore in our everyday human activities.”

― Robert J. Shiller

“There’s not a human being alive I won’t talk to. There’s a quite simple rule. If you like somebody more than you dislike them you can have a relationship. Once you accept you like 75 per cent but 25 per cent you find irritating for this or that reason, you just have to ignore that 25 per cent.”

― Robert Powell

“I thought I’d give myself 10 years as an entertainment journalist and build up so much clout that there was no way Hollywood could ignore me when I started delivering scripts. Little did I know they were very good at ignoring it.”

― Rod Lurie

“I don’t ignore anything. Somebody gets in my face, I get in their face.”

― Roger Ailes

“In fact, even the current administration now is releasing recent reports indicating that climate change is real, that global warming is occurring, that it is heavily influenced by man-made objects and that it is something we cannot ignore any longer.”

― Ron Kind

“Should Hillary Clinton run for president, voters who ignore the difference between the image she seeks to project and the reality will have only themselves to blame if her presidency turns into a disaster.”

― Ronald Kessler

“On a regular basis, to appease White House or campaign staffs, Secret Service officials order agents to ignore basic security rules and let people into events without being put through a magnetometer or metal detector.”

― Ronald Kessler

“But let’s be clear. We’re talking about a country where there’s no opposition. As leader he can ignore Parliament and – sorry that’s Tony Blair isn’t it? Um, so he doesn’t even have to ask the country before he goes to war – sorry that’s still Tony Blair.”

― Rory Bremner

“By the time a child reaches out to an adult, the vast majority of kids have been dealing with the bullying and trying to ignore it for a long time.”

― Rosalind Wiseman

“I’d love to be the first one to say this, but it automatically turns into – we all have those responsibilities that we ignore because we don’t feel like they’re ours.”

― Rosario Dawson

“I will barnstorm American living rooms. Mainstream media will be unable to ignore me, but more importantly they will be unable to overlook the needs of average Americans in the run-up to the 2012 election.”

― Roseanne Barr

“There’s a part of me as a human being and, certainly, as an actor – I’m not on Twitter and Facebook and all these things, but I can’t ignore them, because it’s not realistic to expect my kids are gonna think they’re lame.”

― Rosemarie DeWitt

“Everyone knows the more you chase something the faster it runs and the more you ignore something the faster it comes.”

― Roshon Fegan

“When advertisers ignore diversity, it is because they don’t think the lives of others matter. There is not enough of a financial imperative for those lives to matter.”

― Roxane Gay

“But the fact is, no matter how good the teacher, how small the class, how focused on quality education the school may be none of this matters if we ignore the individual needs of our students.”

― Roy Barnes

“I made the decision to take on board the critical feedback. Reviews are something you can easily ignore as a performer or writer but I chose to not ignore them here and I think that I benefited. I think I’m stronger for it – and I have a tougher skin as a result.”

― Rufus Wainwright

“The cultural conversation around privilege has grown vibrant enough that the ultimate privilege is to just ignore it altogether. Some decry this conversation as pernicious. I don’t agree.”

― Rumaan Alam

“If you can’t ignore an insult, top it; if you can’t top it, laugh it off; and if you can’t laugh it off, it’s probably deserved.”

― Russell Lynes

“There is this strange fog of being a young man that I would refer to as soft time. Time does not go forward there. It’s a series of doors that kind of wind back into one another, like a series of doors in the upper floor of a house. You revisit the same lessons over and over again, or you choose to ignore them.”

― Ryan Adams

“You can’t ignore the system and the power you acquire as an actor if you’re in films that are successful.”

― Saffron Burrows

“It’s a touchy subject, but as a Southerner, you can’t ignore our history any more than a Renaissance painter can ignore the Virgin Mary. And it’s impossible to drive down a road or eat a vegetable or pass a church without being reminded of slavery.”

― Sally Mann

“A book is a version of the world. If you do not like it, ignore it; or offer your own version in return.”

― Salman Rushdie

“You must pay for your sins. If you have already paid, please ignore this notice.”

― Sam Levenson

“I am just reflecting the times. I can’t ignore them.”

― Sam Taylor-Johnson

“Swim upstream. Go the other way. Ignore the conventional wisdom.”

― Sam Walton

“Don’t pay any attention to the critics – don’t even ignore them.”

― Samuel Goldwyn

“As I came to the lime light, the media asked me many questions. A lot many moral policing… ‘Wear this, wear that, why a T-shirt?’ Everybody has the right to form their opinions, and I have the right to ignore them.”

― Sania Mirza

“The role of the media in economic management is not often recognised even by professional economists. Politicians, however, ignore this at their own peril.”

― Sanjaya Baru

“We cannot have people leaking classified information at any level, and we certainly take that very seriously and would not ignore that.”

― Sarah Huckabee Sanders

“The best entrepreneurs know when to ignore sage advice.”

― Sarah Lacy

“I’m much better at things if I believe in them, and a lot of those little teenage starlet roles, they have problems, too, and a lot of movies just ignore that.”

― Sarah Steele

“I cannot ignore the will of my constituents by supporting a bill that allows President Obama’s executive amnesty plan to continue unchecked.”

― Scott Garrett

“Feedback for leaders is often nuanced and difficult to deliver. That said, hearing you are passive-aggressive from 10 different people described 10 different ways becomes hard to ignore.”

― Scott Weiss

“If you have only one life, you can’t altogether ignore the question: are you enjoying it?”

― Sebastian Faulks

“It is very important that football can see beyond religion but FIFA does not just ignore its impact.”

― Sepp Blatter

“You can’t run away from the fact that you cannot ignore hard work.”

― Shankar Mahadevan

“I think we take our friends for granted a lot in high school. We’re so busy worrying about our own problems that we ignore the fact that we have these people who are supporting us and taking care of us like all the time.”

― Shannon Purser

“The planet’s environmental woes tend to be overlooked as we scramble for the latest high-tech gizmos – and conveniently ignore their energy consumption.”

― Sheherazade Goldsmith

“Most trolls are seeking attention by trying to get a response. So best is to ignore.”

― Shenaz Treasury

“We are living in a world where image-making is important, so we ignore the facts.”

― Shimon Peres

“Getting on a plane and discovering that your seat belt won’t fit around you was a moment of extreme horror. It was very hard to ignore.”

― Shonda Rhimes

“It’s hard sometimes to not want to know what people are saying behind your back and to ignore certain things that are being written.”

― Sienna Miller

“It’s wonderful to feel supported, but there’s a lot of negative energy towards me as well. So I ignore it, to be honest. If I started to read it all it would completely mess up my head.”

― Sienna Miller

“I’m living my dream, and that’s all you can ask for. At a certain point you have to ignore all the rest.”

― Sienna Miller

“Being told about the effects of climate change is an appeal to our reason and to our desire to bring about change. But to see that Africans are the hardest hit by climate change, even though they generate almost no greenhouse gas, is a glaring injustice, which also triggers anger and outrage over those who seek to ignore it.”

― Sigmar Gabriel

“I’m quite shy, so if there’s a guy I like, I actually ignore him because I can’t speak to him. I get all red and sweaty, and it’s embarrassing.”

― Silvia Colloca

“When you owe money to people, you’re always going to owe money to people, so you should take care of it as soon as possible. It doesn’t go away just because you ignore it.”

― Sophia Amoruso

“Men of ill judgment ignore the good that lies within their hands, till they have lost it.”

― Sophocles

“From making it harder to register and stay on the rolls to moving and closing polling places to rejecting lawful ballots, we can no longer ignore these threats to democracy.”

― Stacey Abrams

“It is crucial for scientists to be willing to be wrong; otherwise, you might not do the most important experiments, or you may ignore your most important findings.”

― Stanley B. Prusiner

“It is easy to ignore responsibility when one is only an intermediate link in a chain of action.”

― Stanley Milgram

“Politics in a literary work, is like a gun shot in the middle of a concert, something vulgar, and however, something which is impossible to ignore.”

― Stendhal

“The best way to deal with aggression is to ignore it and try to get the match over as soon as possible.”

― Stephen Hendry

“When you have a political environment that is being so heavily influenced by the Tea Party that calls for shrinking the size of government, you can’t ignore it. There are political realities.”

― Steve Capus

“The business cannot ignore what customers are saying when the message is clear: We’re not on our game.”

― Steve Easterbrook

“I could go on a long rant about how much I despise e-mail. I wish it was more socially acceptable to ignore people.”

― Steve Huffman

“The president does not have the option of choosing which laws he will follow and which he will ignore.”

― Steve Scalise

“I have come to understand that my hatred of the gym was based on fear and prejudice, a tribal resistance to science, to improvement. But to ignore my aging physicality and not try and become the strongest and fittest I can be is curmudgeonly at best and wilfully ignorant at worst.”

― Sue Perkins

“I first noticed my varicose veins when I was pregnant with my second child, and I’d always thought that it was something that affected older, inactive people. I looked at my lifestyle and thought, ‘I can’t be a candidate for this.’ Eventually, the pain became something I couldn’t ignore.”

― Summer Sanders

“Because of poverty, we must adopt the capitalist means of production to develop our resources to get rich. However, if we ignore the issue of social justice at the beginning of China’s industrialization, we will sow the seeds of class warfare in the future.”

― Sun Yat-sen

“Recently, I have come to assume that any call to my landline is from a telemarketer or an automated call from Terminex, letting me know that our regularly scheduled pest-extermination service will occur on its regular schedule. So I usually ignore my home phone.”

― Susan Orlean

“In my book ‘The Winter Sea,’ set north of Aberdeen, I couldn’t just ignore the fact some people there – especially the people in the past – would speak the Doric.”

― Susanna Kearsley

“Ignore the annual percentage rate when shopping for a mortgage.”

― Suze Orman

“The computer offers another kind of creativity. You cannot ignore the creativity that computer technology can bring. But you need to be able to move between those two different worlds.”

― Tadao Ando

“Barack Obama will never ignore our troops.”

― Tammy Duckworth

“If you sit in a position where decisions that you take would have a serious effect on people, you can’t ignore a lot of experience around the world which says this drug has these negative effects.”

― Thabo Mbeki

“We really have to understand the person we want to love. If our love is only a will to possess, it is not love. If we only think of ourselves, if we know only our own needs and ignore the needs of the other person, we cannot love.”

― Thich Nhat Hanh

“The rare opportunity of writing music for a movie about the making of ‘Mary Poppins’ was impossible to ignore. The fact that it could provide emotional content in relief of the struggles that the Sherman brothers and Walt Disney endured was reason enough to take on the challenge.”

― Thomas Newman

“Every U.S. president enters office promising stronger ties with our southern neighbors, only to thereupon largely ignore them.”

― Thomas P.M. Barnett

“Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it.”

― Thomas Sowell

“Children and teenagers don’t easily relate to stories about kings and dukes, and to tell only stories about kings and dukes is to ignore the regular people.”

― Tim Crouch

“As far as income goes, there are three currencies in the world; most people ignore two. The three currencies are time, income and mobility, in descending order of importance. Most people focus exclusively on income.”

― Tim Ferriss

“Sadly, if President Obama is willing to ignore the pain of race-based discrimination and injustice so as to make whites comfortable – and this, after he has already been elected and the campaign is long over – then the likelihood he will ever speak the truth about these matters, let alone address them, shrinks to nearly zero.”

― Tim Wise

“Current psychological priesthoods ignore the fact that the profession of psychology was originated by Gustav Theodor Fechner, a physicist who recognized that the key to understanding human nature was the relationship between external stimuli and the brain.”

― Timothy Leary

“Humans can no longer ignore nonhumans: they end up haunting the words we use and interrupting everyday talk.”

― Timothy Morton

“I’ve said this before, but I don’t like putting captions in my comic books. I feel, for me, they become a crutch, a way to ignore the essential fact that our medium is a visual medium, and the greatest pleasures to be derived from comics are how stories can be told with pictures.”

― Tom King

“The blues is like a planet. It’s an enormous topic. You can’t ignore the impact that it has had and continues to have on the whole musical culture. It’s a tree that everyone is swinging from. Without it, I don’t know where I would be. It’s indelible and indispensable.”

― Tom Waits

“Sometimes the magnetism of a song is impossible to ignore, and it demands that it be sung in a certain way.”

― Tom Waits

“It’s the same each time with progress. First they ignore you, then they say you’re mad, then dangerous, then there’s a pause and then you can’t find anyone who disagrees with you.”

― Tony Benn

“Often, we ignore the fact that our spiritual condition and psychological state of mind are highly affected by what is happening to us physically. Sometimes depression is simply the result of exhaustion.”

― Tony Campolo

“Often, we ignore the fact that our spiritual condition and psychological state of mind are highly affected by what is happening to us physically.”

― Tony Campolo

“Technology has changed how people communicate, how people relate, the speed at which this takes place. To ignore that, in the name of preaching the Word, is to forget that we’re to preach the Word to people.”

― Tony Evans

“Producers don’t really have any authority because you are paid by the artist, and if they choose to ignore you, they can. Your power only hangs by the tiniest thread. If you pull it too hard it will snap.”

― Trevor Horn

“If I just point out the fact that black people hurt each other, too, then we can ignore the fact that other people harm black people. I think it’s an irresponsible argument.”

― Trip Lee

“It is no longer acceptable to ignore the suffering, and designers must take responsibility for the way that their fur is produced.”

― Twiggy

“I try to ignore the Internet. It’s an evil, evil place.”

― Ty Segall

“I don’t think there’s anything wrong with a hot dog or other convenience foods, as long as they’re balanced with fresh vegetables. It’s hard to ignore 95 percent of the grocery store.”

― Tyler Florence

“The best thing I’ve learned is that you have to listen to your body, and you have to be your own physician. Don’t ignore those little groaning aches and pains.”

― Valerie Cruz

“I am not playing for any lobby. I am playing for national lobby. I will ignore lobby. Anybody has useful suggestion, they can give it to me. The history will speak about it.”

― Veerappa Moily

“I don’t focus on what I’m up against. I focus on my goals and I try to ignore the rest.”

― Venus Williams

“I could not have taken what he took, sliding into second base and having a guy stand over you and spit on you, call you every name in the book. Believe me, for him not to respond, to ignore it and not retaliate, you can’t say enough good about Jackie.”

― Vernon Law

“I realised that the political context had got worse since the 2010 World Cup. I tried to ignore it but I wanted, as a national coach – you may call this Utopia – to make Catalans and Basques feel good about supporting a Spanish side… to unite even the most sectarian and nationalist.”

― Vicente del Bosque

“In the past, whenever I had a niggle, I would ignore it and let it heal on its own. Now, I tell the physio that I am facing some difficulty.”

― Vijay Shankar

“Once you agree upon the price you and your family must pay for success, it enables you to ignore the minor hurts, the opponent’s pressure, and the temporary failures.”

― Vince Lombardi

“No intelligent government can continue to ignore the urgent priority of giving support and practical encouragement to marriage and family stability as the first response to growing social needs.”

― Vincent Nichols

“Choice of attention – to pay attention to this and ignore that – is to the inner life what choice of action is to the outer. In both cases, a man is responsible for his choice and must accept the consequences, whatever they may be.”

― W. H. Auden

“There is no explanation for evil. It must be looked upon as a necessary part of the order of the universe. To ignore it is childish, to bewail it senseless.”

― W. Somerset Maugham

“Social movements are at once the symptoms and the instruments of progress. Ignore them and statesmanship is irrelevant; fail to use them and it is weak.”

― Walter Lippmann

“When I started losing business to salespeople who were using used-car salesmen kind of tactics, I realized I can’t ignore the EQ thing; it’s going to kill sales.”

― Walter O’Brien

“Owning equities is an essential part of anyone’s portfolio. You just can’t ignore it over time. It’s going to add the real pop to anyone’s overall performance.”

― Warren Stephens

“Countries have largely been left alone to handle or ignore their educational problems as they see fit. In part, this was because we assumed that the contexts and challenges were so different from nation to nation that education could not be tackled at the international level.”

― Wendy Kopp

“I don’t see a lot, but I think what the movie studios know and what they always know but they kind of ignore, which is that a there’s an audience for movies like ‘Get Out,’ and ‘Hidden Figures,’ and to some extent ‘Moonlight,’ which made a lot less money than ‘Hidden Figures’ did.”

― Wesley Morris

“Every nation must concern themselves with ensuring its population has sufficient and stable access to food – ours is no exception. Nor can we afford to ignore other nations’ concerns about access to food.”

― Will Hurd

“I am optimistic when I consider the spiritual dimension which the scientist’s discipline forces him to ignore.”

― William Golding

“If blockchain technologies ignore the eventuality of standards, we are going to see less adoption. Maybe we should think of the blockchain as a public-good utility and encourage an evolution that is not unlike the Internet’s in terms of openness and neutrality of access.”

― William Mougayar

“I am disturbed when I see the majority of so-called Christians having such little understanding of the real nature of the faith they profess. Faith is a subject of such importance that we should not ignore it because of the distractions or the hectic pace of our lives.”

― William Wilberforce

“As an actor, the first thing you’re taught is, ‘Don’t look into the camera; ignore it.’”

― Yael Grobglas

“The universe will put signposts in your life. You can either ignore them or embrace them. You can choose and wish for all the things you want, but the things that are coming to you, you will never be able to hide from and the things that you want so bad that are not supposed to be for you for whatever reason, they’ll never come to you.”

― Yul Vazquez

“There’s more people to ignore in New York or Boston than there are in Milwaukee, but I would still ignore them, probably.”

― Zack Greinke

“When people are putting pressure on me I just completely ignore it.”

― Zayn Malik
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