Busyness Quotes

I'm used to a very busy schedule. Right now it revolves around training and preparing for Nationals in January. I'm usually at the rink from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. and then I attend public school for two hours, three times per week.-Sasha Cohen

I've also been busy doing stuff for Steve Jackson Games.-Phil Foglio

I've been awfully busy, and I haven't gone to many movies.-Jeffrey Jones

I've been so busy I haven't had a chance to go crazy. I don't party like I used to.-Sarah McLachlan

I've been with certain stars; some are caring and pay attention to their fans and to their fellow performers and some are too busy. Elvis never seemed too busy.-Minnie Pearl

I've definitely grown apart from a lot of my friends. Some of them don't understand the schedule, and it's not that I don't want to talk to them, it's that sometimes I am really busy and can't get back to them.-Mila Kunis

I've put in so many enigmas and puzzles that it will keep the professors busy for centuries arguing over what I meant, and that's the only way of insuring one's immortality.-James Joyce

I've tried in my career to do most everything, because it all intrigues me. And I've found the first time I work in a new form, I discover all the things that make that an exciting medium. I've been very busy most of my career. I've had very few vacations.-Rupert Holmes

If ants are such busy workers, how come they find time to go to all the picnics?-Marie Dressler

If I'm alone too long I think too much, and I'm not interested in doing that. That won't lead anywhere good, I'm sure. If I'm busy I tend to stay out of trouble. An idle mind is the devil's playground.-Lisa Marie Presley

If we would only give, just once, the same amount of reflection to what we want to get out of life that we give to the question of what to do with a two weeks' vacation, we would be startled at our false standards and the aimless procession of our busy days.-Dorothy Canfield Fisher

If work and leisure are soon to be subordinated to this one utopian principle - absolute busyness - then utopia and melancholy will come to coincide: an age without conflict will dawn, perpetually busy - and without consciousness.-Gunther Grass

If you have a busy natural foods store in your community, give their bulk cornmeal a try: high turnover means the product will most likely be fresh. And if the cornmeal is organic, all the better.-Jeremy Jackson

If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it. The more things you do, the more you can do.-Lucille Ball

If you want to conquer fear, don't sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.-Dale Carnegie

If your business keeps you so busy that you have no time for anything else, there must be something wrong, either with you or with your business.-William J. H. Boetcker

In every death, a busy world comes to an end.-Mason Cooley

In real life, it is the hare who wins. Every time. Look around you. And in any case it is my contention that Aesop was writing for the tortoise market. Hares have no time to read. They are too busy winning the game.-Anita Brookner

In the choice between changing ones mind and proving there's no need to do so, most people get busy on the proof.-John Kenneth Galbraith

In times of great stress or adversity, it's always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.-Lee Iacocca

Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.-Dale Carnegie

It is a very busy mission: every day has some major goals that we have to get through, but my experience before has been that at least in the evening, you kind of take a deep breath and look around where you are and have some downtime.-Linda M. Godwin

It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?-Henry David Thoreau

It is the malady of our age that the young are so busy teaching us that they have no time left to learn.-Eric Hoffer

It is, therefore, essential that we guard our own thinking and not be among those who cry out against prejudices applicable to themselves, while busy spawning intolerances for others.-Wendell Willkie

It's going to be over soon, so I don't really have time to get busy.-Ursula Andress

It's important for moms to have alone time. However, that's the first thing that goes on a busy day. Fortunately for me, because of my job, I have to find the time to do it. At least that's the way my mind sees it.-Cindy Crawford

Jet was very busy. I've been inspired by a lot of his movies.-Jason Statham

Keeping busy: This is a problem that you're glad to have.-Michael Winslow

Let the refining and improving of your own life keep you so busy that you have little time to criticize others.-H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.-John Lennon

Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings.Jane Austen

Meanwhile, Cynthia and I are busy fixing up a real old house that we just bought in Hollywood. With two children now, we just couldn't live in our small rented home any longer.-Kent McCord

Millionaires are marrying their secretaries because they are so busy making money they haven't time to see other girls.-Doris Lilly

Milos said, You're my first choice. From my point of view, that doesn't pay the rent. I said, Tell me what I have to do next because I'm busy painting my kitchen.-F. Murray Abraham

Modern man is frantically trying to earn enough to buy things he's too busy to enjoy.-Frank Howard Clark

Most of the time you're too busy to think about it. But every now and then you say, 'I work at "Saturday Night Live," and that is so cool.-Tina Fey

Most people are so busy knocking themselves out trying to do everything they think they should do, they never get around to what they want to do.-Kathleen Winsor

My husband is exceedingly busy. For some time the talk of his going had been slack, but just now again there seems to be a move to get him sent to the front!-Sarojini Naidu

My life is very crazy and busy, but I love it that way.-Hilary Duff

Sad people dislike the happy, and the happy the sad; the quick thinking the sedate, and the careless the busy and industrious.-Horace

Seek not to know what must not be reveal, for joy only flows where fate is most concealed. A busy person would find their sorrows much more; if future fortunes were known before!-John Dryden

Since doing the show I've been so busy that I've not really had time to mope.-Kim Cattrall

So many dancers paint. I used to paint. I started again recently. While I was dancing, I was very busy with my career. Start something else that makes use of your creative ability because if you don't you will die inside as a person.-Katherine Dunham

So many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half-asleep, even when they're busy doing things they think are important. This is because they're chasing the wrong things.-Morrie Schwartz

So this is the space during tutoring hours. It's very busy. Same principles: one-on-one attention, complete devotion to the students' work and a boundless optimism and sort of a possibility of creativity and ideas.-Dave Eggers

Some folks can look so busy doing nothing that they seem indispensable.-Kin Hubbard

Some people are so busy learning the tricks of the trade that they never learn the trade.-Vernon Law

Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.-Henry David Thoreau

Successful people are the ones who think up things for the rest of the world to keep busy at.-Don Marquis

The age we live in is a busy age; in which knowledge is rapidly advancing towards perfection.-Jeremy Bentham

The answer to old age is to keep one's mind busy and to go on with one's life as if it were interminable. I always admired Chekhov for building a new house when he was dying of tuberculosis.-Leon Edel

The busy have no time for tears.-Lord Byron

The day of fortune is like a harvest day, We must be busy when the corn is ripe.-Torquato Tasso

The dons of Oxford and Cambridge are too busy educating the young men to be able to teach them anything.-Samuel Butler

The law is constantly based on notions of morality, and if all laws representing essentially moral choices are to be invalidated under the due process clause, the courts will be very busy indeed.-Byron White

The man of sensibility is too busy talking about his feelings to have time for good deeds.Mason Cooley

The man who is intent on making the most of his opportunities is too busy to bother about luck.B. C. Forbes

The more we do, the more we can do; the more busy we are, the more leisure we have.-Dag Hammarskjold

The problem is, I don't think I've got too much to offer at the minute. I'm busy working on myself. This sounds like real therapy talk, but it's like, you've got to be happy with yourself before you can go out and get yourself a girl.-Robbie Williams

Week by week my orders grew, and the flat of the old mill soon assumed a very busy aspect.-James Nasmyth

Well, it has been rather hectic since the 11th of September. And even before then it was quite busy.-Hugh Shelton

Well, right now we're so busy that I kind of had to put all the hobbies on hold. But I like going camping with my kids. I have two daughters; they're 7 and 10 years old.-Mark Kelly

Well, we spend an awful lot of our time working and doing experiments. It's very busy up on the shuttle.-Sally Ride

When a woman like that whom I've seen so much, All of a sudden drops out of touch; Is always busy and never can, Spare you a moment, it means a man.-Alice Duer Miller

When I'm on vacation here in the States, I can do all kinds of stuff; I can train and keep busy.-Vince McMahon

When you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, 'Certainly I can!' Then get busy and find out how to do it.-Theodore Roosevelt

While I am busy with little things, I am not required to do greater things.-Saint Francis de Sales

Why should I ask the wise men: Whence is my beginning? I am busy with the thought: Where will be my end?-Muhammad Iqbal

Within reasonable limits, a professional player should keep busy at music.-Teddy Wilson

Yeah, I'm obnoxious, yeah, I cut people off, yeah, I'm rude. You know why? Because you're busy.-Bill O'Reilly

Yes, this is Mango himself. Listen I'm terribly busy and don't have time for a phone interview right now.-Chris Kattan

You are right that I don't have a lot of spare time because I love to stay busy and keep my calendar full.-
Kiana Tom

You don't have to stick with these recipes. They're guides. As I say, they're a way in. Have fun with them. It's an easier way to cook in a busy life, once you get the hang of it.-Sally Schneider

You don't make a fortune doing cartoons. It's a lot of fun, it keeps you busy, and it's better than a kick in the pants, absolutely. But doing voiceover work doesn't make you rich. It just doesn't.Patrick Warburton

You have to insulate yourself - I'm talking about from everything, people can be talking to you and you won't hear 'em - that's how you write a song. And I haven't been able to do that over here 'cause I'm so busy and then, when I am off, I want to get away from music.-Mel Tillis

You know I used to sit there and I'd go outside and play ball and everything, but now in my free time I just kind of lay back and relax because this atmosphere is so busy and stressful, so anytime I can sleep, you'd best believe I'm sleepin'.-Scotty McCreery

You know what, the drummer is my manager. He's busy. And I'm busy. I don't need the dough, though. But having said that, there's a limit to how much bad music I wanna play. I did it when I was young, and some of the music was OK, but it wasn't great.-Aimee Mann

You know, a lot of people say they didn't want to die until the Red Sox won the World Series. Well, there could be a lot of busy ambulances tomorrow.-Johnny Damon

You know, I said I have this problem that I need to more carefully read Akron's text because it's too much, too much fantasy, and so I am busy with other stuff - it's funny, it's nice to hear that someone is studying that carefully and now I know a little bit more about that.-H. R. Giger

Because when I have been busy at the United Nations during crises, it has meant working day and night.-Pauline Frederick

Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing.-Thomas A. Edison

Beware the barrenness of a busy life.-Socrates

Big Brother is watching... look busy.-Brandon Boyd

Both dreams and myths are important communications from ourselves to ourselves. If we do not understand the language in which they are written, we miss a great deal of what we know and tell ourselves in those hours when we are not busy manipulating the outside world.-Erich Fromm

Brian was the oldest, I was in the middle and Carl was the baby. I was the troublemaker. Brian got great grades and Carl got the kind of grades I did. I failed everything. I was too busy fighting and running wild.-Dennis Wilson

Busy old fool, unruly Sun, why dost thou thus through windows and through curtains call on us? Must to thy motions lovers seasons run?-John Donne

Comedians don't laugh. They're too busy analyzing why it's funny or not.-James Lipton

Competition is such a virtue, and everybody's so busy competing, they have no time for compassion.-Major Owens

Currently I am working on another three books, doing a lot of magazine work, am shooting for fifteen stock agencies, plus my own photo library - all this keeps me quite busy!-Nigel Dennis

During a political campaign everyone is concerned with what a candidate will do on this or that question if he is elected except the candidate; he's too busy wondering what he'll do if he isn't elected.-Everett Dirksen

Elisha Cook was a darling, and full of the devil. A wired - up little fellow who was always busy, busy, busy.-Marie Windsor

Error is always more busy than truth.-Hosea Ballou

Everybody gets to a stage when it's time to move on. I was bored, and the band wasn't going anywhere, so I left. I did a couple of shows on Broadway and some other things. I was busy. I just wasn't making records.-Peter Noone

Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.-John Kenneth Galbraith

For me the march was a labor - a labor of love - but I was busy handing out flyers for the National Association of Black Social Workers, so I really wasn't standing in the crowd listening and observing. I was busy.-Andre Braugher

From the time we're born until we die, we're kept busy with artificial stuff that isn't important.-Tom Ford

Get busy living, or get busy dying.-Stephen King

Getting close to books, and spending time by myself, I was obliged to think about things I would never have thought about if I was busy romping around with a brother and sister.-Shelby Foote

Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy person has no time to form.-Andre Maurois