Nothing interferes with my concentration. You could put on an orgy in my office and I wouldn't look up. Well, maybe once.
Congratulations on the new library, because it isn't just a library. It is a space ship that will take you to the farthest reaches of the Universe, a time machine that will take you to the far past and the far future, a teacher that knows more than any human being, a friend that will amuse you and console you -- and most of all, a gateway, to a better and happier and more useful life. [Letters of Note; Troy (MI, USA) Public Library, 1971]
If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster.
No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.
I am not a speed reader. I am a speed understander.
It pays to be obvious, especially if you have a reputation for subtlety.