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850 Powerful Busyness Quotes To Inspire You To Slow Down

1. When we get too caught up in the busyness of the world, we lose connection with one another—and ourselves. — Jack Kornfield


2. “Corrie ten Boom once said that if the devil can’t make you sin, he’ll make you busy. There’s truth in that. Both sin and busyness have the exact same effect—they cut off your connection to God, to other people, and even to your own soul.”


3. “We, in the interest of the so-called progress, have been persuaded to leave the production and at times the cooking of our food to companies whose owners and employees make a living by exploiting our busyness or laziness and our innate hunger to continue living.”


4. “Sometimes we feel that the busier we are, the more important we are--as though our busyness defines our worth...We can spend a lifetime whirling about at a feverish pace, checking off list after list of things that in the end really don't matter.


5. “Our use of time is a critical factor in whether we will be successful or unsuccessful in the important areas of life. Successful people keep the main thing the main thing. They don't let their time fill up with busyness that keeps them from the important parts of their lives that really need attention.”


6. “Distraction leaches the authenticity out of our communications. When we are not emotionally present, we are gliding over the surface of our interactions and we never tangle in the depths where the nuances of our skills are tested and refined. A medical professor describes the easy familiarity with which her digital-native resident students master medical electronic records—but is troubled by the fact that they enter data with their eyes focused on their digital devices, not on the patient in the room with them. Preoccupation with technology acts as a screen between the student and the patient’s real emotion, real fear, and real concern. It may also prevent these residents from noticing physical symptoms that the patient fails to mention. The easy busyness of medical record entry is a way to sidestep the more challenging dynamics of human connection. But experienced physicians know that interpersonal skills are essential to mastering the art and science of medical diagnosis.”


7. “When we get too caught up in the busyness of the world, we lose connection with one another - and ourselves.”


8. “Stepping out of the busyness, stopping our endless pursuit of getting somewhere else, is perhaps the most beautiful offering we can make to our spirit.” -Tara Brach


9. “We hear the refrain “I’m great, just busy” so often we assume pathological busyness is okay. After all, everybody else is busy too. But what if busyness isn’t healthy? What if it’s an airborne contagion, wreaking havoc on our collective soul?”


10. “But if the Busyness = Status equation works, it’s strictly because a social game has emerged wherein relatively privileged, educated people with all kinds of Choice disguise their decisions to be busy as manifestations of the universe’s insatiable demand for their particular prowess. And the rest of us agree to be impressed. It’s a stupid game. We can stop any time.”


11. “I frequently worry that being productive is the surest way to lull ourselves into a trance of passivity and busyness the greatest distraction from living, as we coast through our lives day after day, showing up for our obligations but being absent from our selves, mistaking the doing for the being.” — Maria Popova


12. “Busyness chokes deep thinking.”


13. “In contrast, increasing effort is not an option when you must keep six digits in short-term memory while performing a task. Ego depletion is not the same mental state as cognitive busyness.”


14. “Life lived amidst tension and busyness needs leisure. Leisure that recreates and renews. Leisure should be a time to think new thoughts, not ponder old ills.”


15. “I once heard someone say we are addicted to busyness and activity. When we look all around us, that statement seems to be pretty dead on. Busyness certainly does not mean progress. It certainly does not mean productivity either. I think one of the traps we can fall into in business is the allusion that what people think we are accomplishing is really what we are accomplishing. All of us must learn the fine art of learning to work smarter and not just harder, productively and not more actively.”


16. “I think the church is often a culprit in the busyness, especially in the evangelical church. Again, it's part of being Americans. Part of being evangelicals too is that we're highly activist. We are always diving in, willing to solve problems, and again there's a lot good there. But we also need the theological balance that the Kingdom is not ours to bring or ours to create.”


17. “Busyness is not a reason for not getting other things done. It is an excuse for not claiming your true priorities.”


18. “First, when we are busy, we naturally believe that we are achieving. But busyness does not equal productivity. Activity is not necessarily accomplishment. Second, prioritizing requires leaders to continually think ahead, to know what's important, to know what's next, to see how everything relates to the overall vision. That's hard work. Third, prioritizing causes us to do things that are at the least uncomfortable and sometimes downright painful.”


19. “Every summer we strung the old hammock between two hearty apple trees that tempered summer’s humidity with the thick shade that they poured on those that lingered beneath them. And I would swing for hours, listlessly adrift in the quiet refuge that they afforded me. And yet, while I slept wrapped in the solace of their sanctuary they were busy fashioning sweeping canopies full of apples of the sweetest sort. And in my busyness, had I not paused under their canopies all I would see are the apples that fed by body, but I would have missed the solace that fed my soul.”


20. “Do you ever catch yourself with the sneaking suspicion that you’ll wake up on your deathbed with this nagging sense that somehow, in all the hurry and busyness and frenetic activity, you missed the most important things?”


21. “Indeed, I adore and love busyness; however, I refrain and prevent from business since I can neither be a liar nor a leader.”


22. “Repose, leisure, peace, belong among the elements of happiness. If we have not escaped from harried rush, from mad pursuit, from unrest, from the necessity of care, we are not happy. And what of contemplation? Its very premise is freedom from the fetters of workaday busyness. Moreover, it itself actualizes this freedom by virtue of being intuition.”


23. “It's surprising how much free time and productivity you gain when you lose the busyness in your mind.”


24. “Ultimately, nothing in this life, apart from God, can satisfy our desires. Tragically, we continue to chase after our desires ad infinitum. The result? A chronic state of restlessness or, worse, angst, anger, anxiety, disillusionment, depression—all of which lead to a life of hurry, a life of busyness, overload, shopping, materialism, careerism, a life of more…which in turn makes us even more restless. And the cycle spirals out of control.”


25. “When we get too caught up in the busyness of the world, we lose connection with one another – and ourselves.” – Jack Kornfield


26. “Time is a gift that most of us take for granted. We get so caught up in the busyness of our daily lives that we rarely stop and take a serious look at how we’re spending this gift.”


27. “Busyness becomes our existential comfort pill, the refuge from existential angst.” — Nicos Hadjicostis


28. “Poet and novelist James Joyce said, “Your mind will give back to you exactly what you put into it.” The greatest enemy of good thinking is busyness. And middle leaders are usually the busiest people in an organization.”


29. “Busyness allows us to avoid the deepest questions of our souls. It keeps us at arm's length from our truest, most authentic selves. And when we don't know our deepest, most authentic selves, we can't know what work and what role God has for us in this world. In fact, when we don't know our deepest, most authentic selves, we don't really God, because it is God who creates our innermost selves, and it's God who invites this authentic self into deep relationship with him.”


30. “Busyness and helplessness are universal__not personal. If it be so; they would have had ended with us. But they exist forever; either we take them personal or not.”


31. “The greatest enemy of good thinking is busyness.”


32. “Ronald Rolheiser, my undisputed favorite Catholic writer of all time, with hurricane force: Today, a number of historical circumstances are blindly flowing together and accidentally conspiring to produce a climate within which it is difficult not just to think about God or to pray, but simply to have any interior depth whatsoever…. We, for every kind of reason, good and bad, are distracting ourselves into spiritual oblivion. It is not that we have anything against God, depth, and spirit, we would like these, it is just that we are habitually too preoccupied to have any of these show up on our radar screens. We are more busy than bad, more distracted than nonspiritual, and more interested in the movie theater, the sports stadium, and the shopping mall and the fantasy life they produce in us than we are in church. Pathological busyness, distraction, and restlessness are major blocks today within our spiritual lives.”


33. “Busyness is an illness of the spirit.” — Eugene Peterson


34. “When everything feels urgent and important, everything seems equal. We become active and busy, but this doesn’t actually move us any closer to success. Activity is often unrelated to productivity, and busyness rarely takes care of business.” — Gary Keller


35. “Stepping out of the busyness, stopping our endless pursuit of getting somewhere else, is perhaps the most beautiful offering we can make to our spirit” – Tara Brach


36. “Leaders can hold onto busyness like a weapon of protection.”


37. “It’s surprising how much free time and productivity you gain when you lose the busyness in your mind.”


38. “Pain is a crucial part of our reality; it awakens a person from a mental stupor. A person must never be afraid to discover where their pain originates, follow pain to where it emanates from, learn from its messages, and reject the mindless business and busyness of contemporary culture in order to fuel an artistic vision of the self.”


39. “Your busyness cannot stop God's business to save his children.”


40. “When we get too caught up in the busyness of the world, we lose connection with one another – and ourselves. ” -Jack Kornfield


41. “The enemy loves my busyness because he knows what "busy" really means: "Being Under Satan's Yoke." It's not a glamorous distraction, but it's highly effective in removing me from the front lines of spiritual warfare.”


42. “Stepping out of the busyness, stopping our endless pursuit of getting somewhere else, is perhaps the most beautiful offering we can make to our spirit.”


43. In our times, it is radical to choose to sit still and be silent, to resist an identity of busyness, ceaseless motion, and noise, and to reclaim our sanity and humanity by coming home to ourselves." — Sumi Loundon Kim


44. “Busyness is, at its core, about misplaced priorities.” — Joshua Becker


45. “Time is a gift that most of us take for granted. We get so caught up in the busyness of our daily lives that we rarely stop and take a serious look at how we’re spending this gift.” ~ Cheryl Richardson


46. “Stepping out of the busyness, stopping our endless pursuit of getting somewhere else, is perhaps the most beautiful offering we can make to our spirit.” – Tara Brach


47. “Stepping out of the busyness is perhaps the most beautiful offering we can make to our spirit.” – Tara Brach


48. “Whatever time you spend in leisure from busyness of time is not considered as a waste of time because it is the important part of your life for which you work hard to overcome most of the tightness of your life.”


49. “The busyness of our lives can lead to imbalance if we do not take periodic breaks. This disequilibrium can put us ill at ease, making us prone to dis-ease...”


50. “Some people find that the easiest and quickest way to reach the still point is in nature. There is a tremendous amount of stillness in the busyness of nature. If we can find the still point in nature, we can find it in our own body. Our body is nature. The still point in nature is also the still point in us.”


51. “Perhaps, it is not necessary to have so many things. Perhaps, it is not necessary to do so many things. Do we really need it all? Or are we drowning ourselves in things and busyness?”


52. “Your busyness made me realize what loneliness is...”


53. “Stepping out of the busyness, stopping our endless pursuit of getting somewhere else, is perhaps the most beautiful offering we can make to our spirit.”– Tara Brach


54. “I do fish. I think there is a connection between thinking and fishing mostly because you spend a lot of time up to your waist in water without a whole lot to keep your mind busy.”


55. “We generate fears while we sit. We overcome them by action. Fear is nature’s way of warning us to get busy.”– Dr. Henry Link


56. “The third major lesson in life is this: learn how to nourish and protect your crops all summer. Sure enough, as soon as you’ve planted, the busy bugs and noxious weeds are out to take things over. And here is the next bit of truth: they will take it, unless you prevent it. There”


57. “Life was not to be sitting in hot amorphic leisure in my backyard idly writing or not writing, as the spirit moved me. It was, instead, running madly, in a crowded schedule, in a squirrel cage of busy people. Working, living, dancing, dreaming, talking, kissing- singing, laughing, learning.”


58. “Essential to time-management is a change in focus, a change from being ‘busy’ to a focus on outcomes”


59. Never too busy for friends & nature.


60. “I don’t like looking back. I’m always constantly looking forward. I’m not the one to sort of sit and cry over spilt milk. I’m too busy looking for the next cow.” – Gordon Ramsay


61. I was too busy watching you going wild, child.


62. “On a busy day twenty-two thousand people come to visit Santa, and I was told that it is an elf’s lot to remain merry in the face of torment and adversity. I promised to keep that in mind.” – Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris


63. Hey. It's your birthday. I'm going to do you a favor and call you tomorrow when you're not as busy.


64. We are so busy running around, we miss the simplest most beautiful things. The cycle of life passes us by, unnoticed, unappreciated. - Roz Swartz Williams


65. “I didn’t respect your time by coming in late, I’m so sorry”. “I should’ve sent that email earlier, I know how busy you are”. It’s all about Empathy.


66. “Being busy is one thing however productivity is the real gem.” – Hopal Green


67. “Champions never complain, they are too busy getting better.” – John Wooden


68. “Most people spend the greatest part of their time working in order to live, and what little freedom remains so fills them with fear that they seek out any and every means to be rid of it.” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


69. “The thinking mind is what is busy. You have to stay in your heart. You have to be in your heart. Be in your heart. The rest is up here in your head where you are doing, doing, doing.” – Ram Dass


70. People are just too busy.


71. “We live in a time of overstimulation.


72. “To be busy minding other people's business, is to leave one's personal business unattended to.”


73. “People who live far below their means enjoy a freedom that people busy upgrading their lifestyles can’t fathom.” — Naval


74. “The day is busy enough to keep me occupied. In the quiet of the night, I begin to really miss you.” – Unknown


75. “The day is busy enough to keep me occupied. In the quiet of the night, I begin to really miss you.”


76. “A busy life makes it harder to truly experience the sensual world. So, slow down.”


77. “A plan is what, a schedule is when. It takes both a plan and a schedule to get things done.” - Peter Turla“A plan is what, a schedule is when. It takes both a plan and a schedule to get things done.” – Peter Turla


78. “I knew what he was doing. He was walking away from his thoughts but his thoughts were staying with him.”


79. “For all of its faults, it gives most hardworking people a chance to improve themselves economically, even as the deck is stacked in favor of the privileged few. Here are the choices most of us face in such a system: Get bitter or get busy.” – Bill O’ Reilly


80. “All over America today people would be dragging themselves to work, stuck in traffic jams, wreathed in exhaust smoke. I was going for a walk in the woods. ”


81. “Just cause I am busy does not mean I don’t love you.”


82. “Our gadgets have become weapons of mass distraction.” — Carl Honoré


83. “While you are too busy minding other people’s business, who is busy minding yours?” – Edmond Mbiaka


84. “People are often so busy living that they never stopped to wonder why.”


85. “Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear. do not sit at home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” – Dale Carnegie


86. “I try to keep it real. I don’t have time to worry about what I’m projecting to the world. I’m just busy being myself.” ~ Demi Lovato


87. “Some of us are busy doing things, some of us are busy complaining.” – Debasish Mridha


88. The busy man has few idle visitors; to the boiling pot the flies come not.


89. “Some people are so busy learning the tricks of the trade that they never learn the trade.” – Vernon Law


90. “Criticize to uplift, not to destroy.”


91. “Focus on being productive instead of being busy.” – Tim Ferriss


92. Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.


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


94. “Let the refining and improving of your own life keep you so busy that you have little time to criticize others.” – Michel de Montaigne


95. “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” —Henry David Thoreau, essayist, poet, and philosopher


96. “Real men don’t have time to cheat because they are too busy looking for new ways to love their woman.” – Anonymous


97. “No matter how busy a man is, he is never too busy to stop and talk about how busy he is.”


98. “There is nothing the busy man is less busied with than living: there is nothing that is harder to learn.” – Seneca


99. “Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.” —Dolly Parton, Singer


100. “One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn't pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.”


101. “Let’s say that your significant other has been paying less and less attention to you. You realize he or she has a busy job, but you still would like more time together. You drop a few hints about the issue, but your loved one doesn’t handle it well.”


102. “Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.” —John Lennon


103. “I distrust the perpetually busy, always have. The frenetic ones spinning in tight little circles like poisoned rats. The slower ones, grinding away their fourscore and ten in righteousness and pain. They are the soul-eaters.”


104. “We should learn the true Christmas lesson of gentle, thoughtful kindness to those we love and to all we meet in life’s busy ways.” – J.R. Miller


105. “I want to make sure that what I do has specific purpose and is not just throwing a dart at something to keep busy.” ~ Bryan Cranston


106. “Be So Busy Living Your Life That You Have No Time For Hate, Regrets, Worries, Or Fears”. Unknown


107. “Champions never complain, they are too busy getting better” ~ John Wooden


108. “Show me your sleep patterns and I’ll show you your theology. For example, if we pride ourselves on sleeping only five hours a night, we preach the following truths:


109. “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” – Henry David Thoreau


110. “If you mind your own business, you`ll stay busy all the time.” – Hank Williams Jr.


111. “A mind inclined to misery is a mind that must keep busy.”


112. “Being busy and being productive are not necessarily the same.” – Lauren Mackler


113. “If you want to get something done, give it to a busy man.” – Stephen Covey


114. “This is What You Shall Do and Not Do


115. “I think if I’ve learned anything about friendship, it’s to hang in, stay connected, fight for them, and let them fight for you. Don’t walk away, don’t be distracted, don’t be too busy or tired, don’t take them for granted. Friends are part of the glue that holds life and faith together.” – Jon Katz


116. “I tried to keep us together, but you were so busy keeping secrets.”


117. I was busy silencing irrational thoughts.


118. “In the end. you’ve got to be your own hero. because everybody is busy trying to save themselves.” – C.T.


119. “The more we do, the more we can do; the more busy we are, the more leisure we have.”


120. “Negativity is toxic. If you get busy celebrating life you will have no time for it. If for some reason, you’re not entirely satisfied with your life, boss up and change your situation.” ― Germany Kent


121. “It is not enough to be busy…. The question is: What are we busy about?” – Henry David Thoreau


122. “Your problem is you’re too busy holding onto your unworthiness.”


123. “The world is too much with us; late and soon,


124. “Things of value require sacrifice. If people are too hurt, too busy, or too damn stupid to see that you’re a blessing they’ve been asking for, just fall back. Know your worth.” - Unknown*


125. “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” –John Lennon


126. In the bathroom but definitely not #bathroomselfie -just a place to refresh from a busy day.


127. “Whenever you’re angry, get busy with any activity requiring your full attention. You’ll see your anger quickly dissipate. Conversely, keep dwelling on the feelings of anger, and you’ll see it grow until it becomes”


128. “Let the improvement of yourself keep you so busy that you have no time to criticize others.” ~ Roy T. Bennett


129. “Worry is a total waste of time. It doesn’t change anything. All it does is steal your joy and keep you very busy doing nothing.” – Lionel Willard


130. “You’ve got to think about big things while you’re doing small things, so that all the small things go in the right direction.” - Alvin Toffler“You’ve got to think about big things while you’re doing small things, so that all the small things go in the right direction.” – Alvin Toffler


131. “Dare to dream big dreams. Set goals high. And then get busy achieving those dreams.


132. “Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.”~ Lucille Ball


133. “Those who are wise won’t be busy, and those who are too busy can’t be wise.” — Lin Yutang


134. Dear optimist, pessimist, and realist—while you guys were busy arguing about the glass of wine, I drank it! Sincerely, the opportunist!


135. “My groggy disbelief is but a fraction of the weariness and soul heaviness that was felt by the women who arrived at a certain tomb before dawn and were not expecting to behold the risen Son.


136. “We generate fears while we sit. We over come them by action. Fear is natures way of warning us to get busy.” – Dr. Henry Link


137. “If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.” – Will Rogers“If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.” – Will Rogers


138. “I recommend you take care of the minutes and the hours will take care of themselves.” – Earl of Chesterfield


139. “Be so busy loving your life that you have no time for anger, regret or fear.” – Karen Salmansohn


140. I'm usually busy - if you call me at the house, I get about four phone calls there a year - I'm usually running around the house with a pen in my mouth holding onto something, folding it, or doing something to it, and it's always a bad time. - Author: Henry Rollins


141. No matter how busy I try to keep myself, I always find a second to think of you.


142. “You will become impressive the day you stop trying. You will become successful the day you stop being busy.”


143. “It’s not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is, what are we busy about?” -Henry David Thoreau


144. “If you want something done, give it to a busy man.” – Preston Sturges


145. There are children throwing snowballs, instead of throwing heads, they're busy building toys and absolutely no one's dead. — Jack Skellington


146. “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.”


147. “I love the balance between New York and Miami because I go to New York and I get so inspired and it’s really busy and it’s like the real city and then I come to Miami and I’m just in a happy place.” – Nina Agdal


148. Still the best time for cuddling with our loved ones. Cherish every moment of our time during Sundays before everyone gets busy again for another week.


149. “Your problem is you are too busy holding on to your unworthiness.”


150. “The world has never complained about how busy it is.” — Haemin Sunim


151. “To my son, if you need me, call me. I don’t care where or how busy I am. If you need me and if you need to talk to me, I will always be there for you, no matter how big or how small your problem is!” – Unknown


152. “You never get time,


153. He who wants to be a busy body in other men’s matter only asks for trouble. Samuel Zulu


154. “No one is busy in this world. It’s all about priorities.”


155. “May your hands be so busy catching blessings that you don’t have the capacity to hold onto grudges.”


156. “Thanks for the offer but I am busy living my Jeep life.” — Unknown


157. “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


158. “You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.” - Charles Buxton“You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.” – Charles Buxton


159. “Many people fail to make a difference because they are so busy. They”


160. “Why am I so busy? When everything around me is moving so fast, I stop and ask, ‘Is it the world that’s busy, or is it my mind?'” — Haemin Sunim


161. “Don’t mistake movement for achievement. It’s easy to get faked out by being busy. The question is: Busy doing what?” – Jim Rohn


162. “There is nothing the busy man is less busied with than living: there is nothing that is harder to learn.” — Seneca


163. “I’m too busy to be nostalgic, which is one of the reasons to keep busy. I’m not a very sentimental person.” – Frederick Wiseman


164. “Never Be So Busy As Not To Think Of Others”. Mother Teresa


165. “Many people are busy trying to find better ways of doing things that should not have to be done at all. There is no progress in merely finding a better way to do a useless thing. ”


166. “People make time for who they want to make time for. People text, call and reply to people they want to talk to. Never believe anyone who says they’re too busy. If they wanted to be around you, they would.”


167. “I tried to keep us together, you were busy keeping secrets.” ― Drake


168. 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


169. I don’t have time for anything else! I’m too busy living my life!


170. Few poets are known for rhythm. Langston Hughes had such fluid movement in his words, it’s fitting we see this excerpt about rain to explore him. Nature brings us beauty, even in the busy buzzing of the city. We just have to open our eyes, and perhaps our mouths, to receive it.


171. “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.”


172. It's very important to take care of yourself. Everyone's lives are so busy. Take at least an hour to recharge and so whatever makes you better. — Ana Invanoic


173. “Life was not to be sitting in hot amorphic leisure in my backyard idly writing or not writing, as the spirit moved me. It was, instead, running madly, in a crowded schedule, in a squirrel cage of busy people. Working, living, dancing, dreaming, talking, kissing- singing, laughing, learning.” – Sylvia Plath


174. “Why worry about things you can’t control when you can keep yourself busy controlling the things that depend on you?”


175. Nobody is too busy. It’s just a matter of priorities.


176. “It is not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?” — Henry David Thoreau


177. “Some people are too busy to find ways to save time.”


178. “Be strategic about productivity—do less exceptionally well, instead of doing more in an average way.”


179. “The problem is not TIME; the problem is HEAVINESS.”


180. No matter how old you get, I’ll never be too busy to give you a hug or take you out to lunch. Happy 70th birthday to my absolute favorite person.


181. “Fitness is a luxury when you are busy!”


182. “I wait until Thursday to ask people about their weekend plans so there’s a better chance they’re already busy.”


183. “It’s not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is, what are we busy about?” – Henry David Thoreau.


184. “I absolutely love the balance between New York and Miami because I go to New York and I get so inspired and it’s really busy and it’s like the real city and then I come to Miami and I’m just in a happy place.” – Nina Agdal


185. “Keep busy at something: a busy person never has time to be unhappy.” ~ Robert Louis Stevenson


186. He who’s a busy body like a monkey in other men’s matter just shows how immature he is. Samuel Zulu


187. “Keep busy. It’s the cheapest kind of medicine there is.”


188. “We are so busy that the truth about our lives can’t catch up.” – Brena Brown


189. “For lack of love one does a million other things.”


190. “Being busy is a disease of our time.” — Pedram Shojai


191. After a busy week, nothing beats the feeling of jumping in your jeep and just driving.


192. “It’s amazing how many things busy people are doing that never will be missed.” – Peter Drucker


193. 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


194. “Being busy and being productive are 2 different things.”


195. “It takes more than a busy church, a friendly church, or even an evangelical church to impact a community for Christ. It must be a church ablaze, led by leaders who are ablaze for God”. —Wesley L. Duewel


196. “Learning to pray doesnt offer us a less busy life; it offers us a less busy heart.”


197. “Busy doesn’t mean better. I have never envied a busy person the one who likes to point out their busy lives to others.” – Donna Lynn Hope


198. “I am a busy person but when it comes to you, I will find time just to be with you.”


199. “Good morning! You said you'd be having a busy day just know that you got this!”


200. “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. believe in yourself that you can do and get busy.”


201. “Never be so busy as not to think of others.” ~ Mother Teresa


202. “The man who keeps busy helping the man below him won’t have time to envy the man above him.” – Henrietta Mears


203. “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” — Henry David Thoreau


204. “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” – John Lennon


205. “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


206. “The sky is busy tonight. I wonder who’s under it more than me?” ― Charlotte Eriksson


207. “I understand our mornings can be busy; however, if we cannot make time for God now, then when?”


208. “I don’t think I am a workaholic. I prefer to keep busy. It is better than the alternative.” ~ Sebastian Coe


209. “Well, it has been rather hectic since the 11th of September, and even before then it was quite busy.” ~ Hugh Shelton


210. “He who hurries has one foot in the grave.” — Moroccan saying


211. “Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.” – Lucille Ball


212. “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!”


213. “Don’t forget. while you’re busy doubting yourself. someone else is admiring your strength.” - Kristen Butler


214. I like to go for a walk or swimming or in the garden when I can. It's a busy kind of life, but I guess I'm lucky.


215. “I think if I’ve learned anything about friendship, it’s to hang in, stay connected, fight for them, and let them fight for you. Don’t walk away, don’t be distracted, don’t be too busy or tired, don’t take them for granted. Friends are part of the glue that holds life and faith together.” — Jon Katz


216. Because angels are sometimes busy elsewhere, God created sisters like you.” – Sal Williams


217. “New York was a city where you could be frozen to death in the midst of a busy street and nobody would notice.” – Bob Dylan


218. “That’s why they call it the American Dream, because you have to be asleep to believe it.” — George Carlin


219. “Fitness is a luxury when you are busy!” – Lauren Conrad


220. “We may be very busy, we may be very efficient, but we will also be truly effective only when we begin with the end in mind.” (105


221. “Beware the barrenness of a busy life.”


222. 💗 Everybody leaves me alone. I’ve had a busy day being pregnant and I have to do it again tomorrow.


223. A serious girl, when she finds someone who calms her spirit and quiets her busy thoughts, will love you so fiercely, it will defy even her own logic and reasoning.”


224. “We stay so busy that the truth of our lives can’t catch up.” — Brené Brown


225. “I go amongst the buildings of a city and I see a Man hurrying along - to what?”


226. Focus on the good memories, discard the not so good. Do not dwell on them for a moment. Be too busy making new memories!. Catherine Pulsifer. . Focus on the good memories, discard the not so good. Do not dwell on them for a moment. Be too busy making new memories!. Catherine Pulsifer.


227. “I don’t think I am a workaholic. I prefer to keep busy. It is better than the alternative.” – Sebastian Coe


228. I think if I've learned anything about friendship, it's to hang in, stay connected, fight for them, and let them fight for you. Don't walk away, don't be distracted, don't be too busy or tired, don't take them for granted. Friends are part of the glue that holds life and faith together. Powerful stuff. — Jon Katz


229. “Leisure of itself gives pleasure and happiness and enjoyment of life, which are experienced, not by the busy man, but by those who have leisure.” – Aristotle


230. “No matter how busy a person’s day may be, if they really care, they will always find time for you.”


231. Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.” ― Dolly Parton


232. Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans. — John Lennon


233. “Don’t Get So Busy Making A Living That You Forget To Make A Life”. Dolly Parton


234. “Being alone and actually sitting with our own thoughts can lead to such growth and realizations that are rare in our everyday busy lives.” – Kourtney Kardashian


235. “We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about.”


236. I must set priorities if I am to serve others most effectively


237. “Beware the barrenness of a busy life.” – Socrates


238. “The truth is that we don’t need everyone to like us; we need a few people to love us. Because what’s better than being roundly liked is being fully known – an impossibility both professionally and personally if you’re so busy being likable that you forget to be yourself.” —Jessica Valenti


239. “Get busy living, or get busy dying.”


240. “I really appreciate the time you’ve taken out of your busy schedule to help me out.”


241. [Jesus] was busy, but never in a way that made Him frantic, anxious, irritable, proud, envious, or distracted by lesser things… Jesus knew the difference between urgent and important. He understood that all the good things He could do were not necessarily the things He ought to do.


242. “There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.” – Peter F. Drucker“There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.” – Peter F. Drucker


243. “Take all those things that would propose to be important, and weigh them upon the scale of your soul. Asking how much each thing actually impacts, not just the moment, but the years ahead. Discard all that is trivial masquerading as significant, and reserve your days for those things that truly matter.”


244. “Sometimes, “busy” is shorthand for something else, in the same way that “tired” can mean anything from physically exhausted to extremely depressed.” – Adam J. Kurtz


245. “A bee is never as busy as it seems; it’s just that it can’t buzz any slower.”


246. . . . God damned point is life is what happens to us while we’re busy making other plans, read that in a dentist office once . . .


247. A message for a son who has had a busy year and deserves to relax on his birthday.


248. “A person pursuing obedience is able to pause and touch those that He says need our time, in spite of busy schedules.”


249. “In panic it’s time to take stock and look at the virus within us, a virus addicted to hurry, busy.”


250. “Stop the world. I want to get off.” — Anthony Newley


251. “Joy comes to us in moments—ordinary moments. We risk missing out on joy when we get too busy chasing down the extraordinary. Scarcity culture may keep us afraid of living small, ordinary lives, but when you talk to people who have survived great losses, it is clear that joy is not a constant.”


252. "I know you have a busy day today, just wanted to send a little love your way!”


253. “Full minds create chaos.”


254. I’m too busy working on my own grass to notice if yours is greener.


255. “Just because you’re doing a lot more doesn’t mean you’re getting a lot more done. Don’t confuse movement with progress.” — Denzel Washington


256. Make your Monday so busy that you need not to work the whole week.


257. “people who are busy rowing seldom have time to rock the boat.”


258. “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


259. Life gets busy, but it isn’t enough reason to stay back and not attend church; because the benefits are life-changing and immeasurable.


260. "I think if I've learned anything about friendship, it's to hang in, stay connected, fight for them, and let them fight for you. Don't walk away, don't be distracted, don't be too busy or tired, don't take them for granted. Friends are part of the glue that holds life and faith together. Powerful stuff."— Jon Katz


261. I must set priorities because I can’t do it all


262. “People are realizing that we are not rats and life is not a race.” — Geir Berthelsen


263. "Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans” – John Lennon


264. “The best method of protecting oneself against the inflow of negative thoughts being released by other people is that of keeping the broadcasting station so busy sending out positive thoughts that no time will be available for receiving negative thoughts. This formula is unbeatable.”


265. “Some times things just fall off your plate.”


266. “It is good to pass time but its profitable to get busy.”


267. “I try to keep it real. I don't have time to worry about what I'm projecting to the world. I'm just busy being myself.”


268. “Being busy is a disease of our time.” – Pedram Shojai


269. “No matter how busy and important you think you are, you cannot reject nature’s call.”


270. “Life Is What Happens While You Are Busy Making Other Plans”. John Lennon


271. “I worry that I’ll face my death and realize that my life got lost in this frantic flotsam of daily stuff.” — Brigid Schulte


272. “Crazy-busy’ is a great armor, it’s a great way for numbing. What a lot of us do is that we stay so busy, and so out in front of our life, that the truth of how we’re feeling and what we really need can’t catch up with us. ” -Brenè Brown


273. “Champions never complain, they are too busy getting better.”


274. "When someone we love dies, we get so busy mourning what died that we ignore what didn’t.” ― Ram Dass


275. “Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.”


276. "My mission: to be so busy loving my life that I have no time for hate, regret, worry, fret, or fear.”


277. I was busy taking deeper breaths.


278. “I keep myself busy with the things I do, but every time I pause, I still think of you.” ~ Cecelia Ahern


279. “The thinking mind is what is busy. You have to stay in your heart. You have to be in your heart. Be in your heart. The rest is up here in your head where you are doing, doing, doing.”


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


281. "Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it” – Henry David Thoreau


282. “The old Chris worked to earn and earned to consume. And my new approach was to work to earn, earn to save, and save to invest, so I could stop working. That’s freedom.” — Chris Reining


283. “If you are too busy to laugh, you are too busy.”


284. “I don’t have time to hate people who hate me because I’m too busy loving people who love me.”


285. Every Dad, if he takes time out of his busy life to reflect upon his fatherhood, can learn ways to become an even better dad.


286. “I want to make sure that what I do has specific purpose and is not just throwing a dart at something to keep busy.” – Bryan Cranston


287. 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


288. “Success usually comes to those who are too busy looking for it.” ~ Henry David Thoreau


289. “If you are too busy to read, you are too busy.”


290. “Being busy doesn't mean being productive.” – Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel


291. “I wanted to figure out why I was so busy, but I couldn’t find the time to do it.”


292. If you're busy all the time—you're really just lazy.


293. “While you are so busy trying to make yourself humble,


294. “We have become a nation of thoughtless rushers, intent on doing before thinking, and hoping what we do magically works out. If it doesn’t, we rush to do something else, something also not well thought-out, and then hope for more magic. ” -Len Holman


295. “Keep yourself busy if you want to avoid depression. For me, inactivity is the enemy.“ – Matt Lucas


296. “I’m too busy writing history to read it.” – Kanye West


297. “Being busy is a form of laziness — lazy thinking and indiscriminate action. Being busy is most often used as a guise for avoiding the few critically important but uncomfortable actions.” – Tim Ferriss


298. “I’m someone who likes to keep busy, especially with projects that I find meaningful and fulfilling.” – Niki Taylor


299. “No matter how busy you are, or how busy you think you are, the work will always be there tomorrow, but your friends might not be.”


300. “I think if I've learned anything about friendship, it's to hang in, stay connected, fight for them, and let them fight for you. Don't walk away, don't be distracted, don't be too busy or tired, don't take them for granted. Friends are part of the glue that holds life and faith together. Powerful stuff.”


301. There is nothing the busy man is less busied with than living; there is nothing harder to learn.


302. “It Is Not Enough To Be Busy. So Are The Ants. The Question Is: What Are We Busy About?”. Unknown


303. “Just because we're busy doesn't mean we're being productive. Working is one of the most dangerous forms of procrastination.” – Gretchen Rubin


304. “Sorry, I can’t. I’m busy growing a human.”


305. “My feeling is that any day I am too busy to run is a day that I am too busy.” – John Bryant


306. “A charming woman is a busy woman.”


307. “Never ignore someone that cares for you. Because someday you’ll realize you’ve lost a diamond while you were busy collecting stones.”


308. “System 1 is gullible and biased to believe, System 2 is in charge of doubting and unbelieving, but System 2 is sometimes busy, and often lazy.”


309. Already eight months? When you’re a busy kid, time flies. So many laughs and smiles… We are overjoyed to be your parents. We love you.


310. “No one is re ally busy, it all depends on what number you are on their priority list.”


311. “Time crawls when you are bored; walks when you are occupied; runs when you are busy; but flies when you are having fun.”


312. Go disappoint the next guy. I’m busy.


313. “Get busy living or get busy dying.” ― Stephen King, Different Seasons


314. “We stay so busy that the truth of our lives can’t catch up.” – Brené Brown


315. “But you’re so busy changing the world. Just one smile can change all of mine.” – Jack Johnson


316. Friendship requires more time than poor busy men can usually command.


317. “She has a voice. If you can’t hear it, it’s because you’re too busy talking.” ‒ Amani Al-Khatahtbeh


318. No matter how busy your schedule might be, set aside some time in your calendar to think of new ideas and brainstorm ways to push through your problems.


319. “Don’t get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.” – Dolly Parton


320. “They tell you: Follow your dreams... Dream and dream big. I think that's crap. I think a lot of people dream. And while they are busy dreaming, the really happy people, the really successful people, the really interesting, powerful, engaged people? Are busy doing.”


321. “Grandpas always have time for you when everyone else is too busy.”


322. “If my mind is busy thinking about things like how someone hurt or upset me and how I can protect myself or get back at them, I’m too busy in my head to enjoy the present moment.”


323. “Focus on being productive instead of busy.”


324. “You will become impressive the day you stop trying. You will become successful the day you stop being busy.” – Maxime Lagacé


325. “Things of value require sacrifice. If people are too hurt. too busy or too damn stupid to see that you’re a blessing they’ve been asking for. just fall back. Know your worth.” – Anonymous


326. “S.T.O.P. = Start To Open Possibilities” — Richie Norton


327. “Far too often we miss life by doing something that we call ‘life.”


328. “If you are ‘too busy’ most of the time, or locked behind closed doors, no mentoring relationship can work.” - Martin Zwilling


329. “There is nothing the busy man is less busied with than living; there is nothing harder to learn.” – Seneca the Younger


330. Through the week we always seem so busy, Sunday is a great day to stop and notice nature and the beauty surrounding us.


331. Big Brother is watching… look busy. Brandon Boyd


332. “It may look like I’m doing nothing, but in my head, I’m quite busy.” – Unknown


333. “Don’t be busy, be productive.”


334. “We are not that busy; we are just distracted.” – Shawn Wells


335. “The world is so busy telling us who we should be. that we forget who we are.” ― Bill Masur


336. “Let the improvement of yourself keep you so busy that you have no time to criticize others.”


337. “The majority prove their worth by keeping busy. A busy life is the nearest thing to a purposeful life.” ~ Eric Hoffer


338. “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans” – John Lennon


339. “It is not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?”


340. “Please do not disturb. I am busy making gains.”


341. “I'd like to be the ideal mother, but I'm too busy raising my kids." —Anonymous


342. It’s impossible to dream when you are busy trying to survive. Self


343. “While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes, learning from them, and becoming superior.”


344. “The majority prove their worth by keeping busy. A busy life is the nearest thing to a purposeful life.”


345. “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


346. “If one thing is dominating during a particular season, that's okay, as long as adjustments are made to other areas.”


347. “If you hold back on the emotions—if you don’t allow yourself to go all the way through them—you can never get to being detached. you’re too busy being afraid. You’re afraid of the pain. you’re afraid of the grief. You’re afraid of the vulnerability that loving entails.”


348. “Monday is great for becoming too busy to die.” – Roy Station


349. “When two brothers are busy fighting, an evil man can easily attack and rob their poor mother. Mankind should always stay united, standing shoulder to shoulder so evil can never cheat and divide them.”


350. Get busy living or get busy dying. —Stephen King


351. “Being busy and being productive are not necessarily the same.” ~ Lauren Mackler


352. “A man has always to be busy with his thoughts if anything is to be accomplished.”


353. “No one is really busy. It all depends on what number you are on their priority list.” – Unknown


354. “The answers you seek never come when the mind is busy, they come when the mind is still.” — Leon Brown


355. “Whom little things occupy and keep busy, are little men.” ~ John Lancaster Spalding


356. “Good morning, love! Did you sleep well, or were you too busy dreaming approximately us? I realize I became.”


357. “If you mind your own business, you’ll stay busy all the time. ” – Hank Williams, Jr


358. “I am too busy working on being better than I was yesterday.” ―Unknown


359. “If you are too busy to love, you are too busy to live; if you are too busy to live, you are too busy to love.”


360. “You can learn great things from your mistakes when you aren’t busy denying them.”


361. “If you mind your own business, you`ll stay busy all the time. ” – Hank Williams Jr


362. “When you're feeding the second coachload of tourists that day you aren't thinking about the birthday party for fifty next week.”


363. I guess it comes down to a simple choice, really. Get busy living or get busy dying. — Shawshank Redemption


364. “Dear optimist, pessimist, and realist — while you guys were busy arguing about the glass of wine, I drank it! Sincerely, the opportunist!” —Lori Greiner, Shark Tank investor


365. "I don’t have time, energy, or interest in hating the haters; I’m too busy loving the lovers.” – Steve Marabou


366. “Learn as much as you can while you are young, since life becomes too busy later” ― Dana Stewart Scott


367. “In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.”


368. “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


369. "Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” – Henry David Thoreau


370. “We are too busy dancing to get knocked off our feet. Baby, we're the new romantics, the best people in life are free” - ‘New Romantics’


371. I was busy telling myself I am okay.


372. “Dear optimist, pessimist, and realist – while you guys were busy arguing about the glass of wine, I drank it! Sincerely, the opportunist!”


373. You want to argue; carry on. I’m too busy for such things.


374. “Let the improvement of yourself keep you so busy that you have no time to criticize others.” – Roy T. Bennett


375. Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans. -John Lennon


376. “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.” — John Lennon


377. “Nobody is too busy, it is just a matter of priorities.” – Unknown


378. “Christmas now surrounds us, Happiness is everywhere. Our hands are busy with many tasks as carols fill the air.” – Shirley Sallay


379. “He who every morning plans the transactions of that day and follows that plan carries a thread that will guide him through the labyrinth of the most busy life.”


380. “Making something take longer than necessary is probably the worst example of work ethic and is patently lazy, but looks busy...not cool.”


381. “It’s in the solace that I better understand the rat-race. For in the solace I have both the gifts of space and time to understand the rat-race, when I am otherwise consumed by the singular act of surviving it.”


382. I am single because god is busy writing to best love story for me ?


383. “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to look for it” - Henry David Thoreau


384. “When someone tells you they are too busy, it’s not a reflection of their schedule, it’s a reflection of your spot on their schedule.” — Steve Maraboli


385. “God cannot endure that unfestive, mirthless attitude of ours in which we eat our bread in sorrow, with pretentious, busy haste, or even with shame. Through our daily meals He is calling us to rejoice, to keep holiday in the midst of our working day.”


386. “Though there was nowhere one so busy as he,


387. “I think if I’ve learned anything about friendship, it’s to hang in, stay connected, fight for them, and let them fight for you. Don’t walk away, don’t be distracted, don’t be too busy or tired, don’t take them for granted. Friends are part of the glue that holds life and faith together. Powerful stuff.” Jon Katz


388. ‘He who every morning plans the transaction of the day and follows out that plan, carries a thread that will guide him through the maze of the most busy life. But where no plan is laid, where the disposal of time is surrendered merely to the chance of incidence, chaos will soon reign.” – Victor Hugo


389. “Busy hands achieve more than idle tongues.”


390. Time flies when you are too busy and concerned with what does not concern you


391. “Needs multiply as they are met. Woe to the man who would live a disentangled life. Be on guard, my soul, of complicating your environment so that you have neither time nor room for growth!”


392. “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” — Henry David Thoreau, essayist, poet, and philosopher


393. “It’s not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is, what are we busy about?“


394. “He, who every morning plans the transactions of the day, and follows that plan, carries a thread that will guide him through a labyrinth of the most busy life.” ~ Victor Hugo


395. “I’m too busy working on my own grass to notice if yours is greener.”


396. “There is no necessary correlation between how busy you are and how productive you are. Being busy isn’t the same as being productive.”


397. “I don’t like looking back. I’m always constantly looking forward. I’m not the one to sort of sit and cry over spilt milk. I’m too busy looking for the next cow.”


398. “When you start so young working, you build a hunger for acting, working, and a busy life.” – Bonnie Wright


399. “Let’s say that your significant other has been paying less and less attention to you. You realize he or she has a busy job, but you still would like more time together.”


400. “No matter how busy a person is, if they really care, they will always find time for you.” – Unknown


401. Have nothing to update your status on Facebook, imagine that you are busy at a gathering.


402. “By night only crazy things like the full moon and the whippoorwill and us, are busy.” ~ Charles Olson


403. “Don’t be that person who is too busy when you are young and then too tired when you are old.”


404. “I love to keep busy. The challenge of fitting all of my activities into each day is my motivation.” – Sarah Kochik


405. A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools.”


406. “I lied and said I was busy.


407. Passion for life does not necessarily come when we make huge achievements. But it certainly comes when we know how to see beauty in the smallest things even in the busy days.


408. “No one is always busy. It just depends on what number you are on their priority list.”


409. “What would it be like to only have activities in your life that ‘sparked joy?’ … it’s a goal to keep in mind as you evaluate your schedule.” — Laura Vanderkam


410. “But, oh! we are far more occupied with our work than we are with prayer. We believe more in speaking to men than we believe in speaking to God.”


411. Success usually comes to those who are too busy looking for it.” — Henry David Thoreau


412. “I’m someone who likes to keep busy, especially with projects that I find meaningful and fulfilling.” ~ Niki Taylor


413. Your problem is you’re … too busy holding onto your unworthiness. – Ram Dass


414. “Facts are too busy being true to worry about how you feel about them.”


415. “Anyone too busy to say thank you will get fewer and fewer chances to say it.” – Harvey Mackay


416. “Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.”― Lucille Ball


417. “Success usually comes to those who are too busy looking for it.” — Henry David Thoreau


418. “Joy comes to us in ordinary moments. We risk missing out when we get too busy chasing down the extraordinary.”


419. “Being alone & actually sitting with our own thoughts can lead to such growth and realizations that are rare in our everyday busy lives.” – Kourtney Kardashian


420. “I lied and said I was busy. I was busy but not in a way most people understand. I was busy taking deeper breaths. I was busy silencing irrational thoughts. I was busy calming a racing heart. I was busy telling myself I am okay. Sometimes this is my busy and I will not apologize for it.” – B. Oakman


421. “If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it. The more things you do, the more you can do.”


422. “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.” ~ John Lennon


423. “The only thing unqualifiedly good in this world is a good will - the will to follow the moral law, regardless of profit or loss for ourselves.


424. “Of all ridiculous things the most ridiculous seems to me, to be busy—to be a man who is brisk about his food and his work … What, I wonder, do these busy folks get done?” — Søren Kierkegaard


425. “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


426. “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


427. As busy Christian women, it is possible for us to do the right things with the wrong attitudes. Jennifer Carter, Women of Courage


428. “If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” – Dale Carnegie


429. “I know you have a busy day today, just wanted to send a little love your way!”


430. “I’m too busy working on my own grass to see if yours is greener.” — Unknown


431. “The high value put upon every minute of time, the idea of hurry-hurry as the most important objective of living, is unquestionably the most dangerous enemy of joy.” — Hermann Hesse


432. “Don’t get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.”


433. “You can learn great things from your mistakes when you aren’t busy denying them.” – Stephan Covey


434. A busy, vibrant, goal-oriented woman is so much more attractive than a woman who waits around for a man to validate her existence. - Mandy Hale


435. “There’s more to life than increasing its speed.”


436. Tanner: I think that I might kiss you to keep your lips busy with something other than insulting me


437. “The pace of life feels morally dangerous to me.” — Richard Ford


438. Such a busy day.


439. “Most people will never learn the lessons meant for them in this lifetime, nor become the person they were meant to be, simply because they are too busy being someone else, or someone they are not.” – Suzy Kassem


440. “The best thing you can do is just keep busy, keep working hard, so you’re not dwelling on it all the time. Work is the best antidote for sorrow.” ~ Gordon B. Hinckley


441. “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


442. “He who every morning plans the transaction of the day and follows out the plan, carries a thread that will guide him through the labyrinth of the most busy life.“


443. Dad, you are just like a busy student. You’ve got a lot of class. Happy birthday!


444. “A man has always to be busy with his thoughts if anything is to be accomplished.” – Anton van Leeuwenhoek


445. “I’m too busy writing history to read it. – Kanye West.”


446. “Why worry about things you can't control when you can keep yourself busy controlling the things that depend on you?”


447. “Busy is a decision. We do the things we want to do, period. If we say we are too busy, it is just shorthand for the thing being “not important enough” or “not a priority.” Busy is not a badge. You don’t find the time to make things, you make the time to do things.”


448. “You have to keep busy. After all, no dog’s ever pissed on a moving car.” – Tom Waits


449. If you are too busy to love, you are too busy to live; if you are too busy to live, you are too busy to love.


450. We were both exhausted from a long day of work and decided to relax in the hot tub. It felt amazing to sink into the warm water and let all of our troubles melt away. We chatted and laughed as we enjoyed the peaceful moment together. It was the perfect way to unwind and forget about the stress of our busy lives.


451. “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” –Henry David Thoreau


452. “I keep myself busy with the things I do but every time I pause, I still think of you.”


453. “Summer came in November, and it came in blazing”


454. “Never confuse activity with productivity.”


455. “Think of your family today and every day thereafter, don’t let the busy world of today keep you from showing how much you love and appreciate your family.” ~ Josiah


456. Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans. –John Lennon


457. “Diligence is the mother of good fortune, and idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes,” Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes claimed.


458. Sometimes, this is my busy -


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


460. “Why am I so busy? When everything around me is moving so fast, I stop and ask, ‘Is it the world that’s busy, or is it my mind?'” – Haemin Sunim


461. “Just because we're busy doesn't mean we're being productive. Working is one of the most dangerous forms of procrastination.”


462. “Do not disturb. I’m busy.”


463. “Keep busy while you are waiting for something to happen.” ~ Robert Genn


464. “Thank you for caring for me when I was too sick and disturbed to take care of myself. It is truly a privilege to find a person in this busy and occupied world who cares and admires you the same way you admire them.”


465. “Joy comes to us in ordinary moments. We risk missing out when we get too busy chasing down the extraordinary.” – Brené Brown


466. “We never noticed the beauty because we were too busy trying to create it.” Anonymous


467. “I keep myself busy with the things I do but everytime I pause, I still think of you.”


468. If you want something done, ask a busy woman to do it.” – Proverb


469. “The more occupied we are in the things of God, the more likely we priests are to forget what God is all about—and the more complacent we’re likely to become. That’s the story of Jesus. Who do you think got rid of Jesus? The priests—who else? The religious people. That’s the terror of the Gospel, see?”


470. “Why did you bother smiling in front of my face when you were busy gossiping behind my back? I hate you.”


471. “Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.” — Søren Kierkegaard


472. “Everybody leave me alone. I’ve had a busy day being pregnant and I have to do it again tomorrow.”


473. The key to spiritual growth is not increased church attendance or involvement in spiritual activities. People don't grow in Christ because they are busy at church. They grow in Christ when they read and trust their Bibles. - Author: Max Lucado


474. “While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior.” Henry Link


475. “I’m too busy working on my own grass to notice if yours is greener. ”


476. “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to look for it.” — Henry David Thoreau


477. "To rest in awareness also means to stand free of the prejudices of mind that come from identifying with cherished attitudes and opinions. We can listen without being busy planning, analyzing, theorizing…and especially judging. We can open into the moment fully in order to hear it all.”


478. “Be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to criticize others.” — Chetan Bhaga


479. “Here’s my point: the solution to an overbusy life is not more time. It’s to slow down and simplify our lives around what really matters.”


480. “Every transaction is paid for at least three times. First, with the money you pay. Second, with the time you spend. Third, with the reputation you create through your behavior.


481. “Some people are so busy learning the tricks of the trade that they never learn the trade.”


482. #19 is what I needed to read today. The last quarter of 2017 has been awfully busy for me and I found myself complaining a lot. This quote was a good reminder.


483. “He who is too busy doing good finds no time to be good.” – Rabindranath Tagore


484. “If you are too busy to enjoy quality time with your family, then you need to re-evaluate your priorities.” ~ Dave Willis


485. “churchgoing is not synonymous with personal spirituality. There are some people who get so busy in church worship and projects that they become insensitive to the pressing human needs that sourround them, contradicting the very precepts they profess to believe deeply.”


486. A serious girl, when she finds someone who calms her spirit and quiets her busy thoughts, will love you so fiercely, it will defy even her own logic and reasoning.


487. “No one is really busy. It all depends on what number you are on their priority list.” — Author Unknown


488. “Often we don’t even realize who we’re meant to be because we’re so busy trying to live out someone else’s ideas. But other people and their opinions hold no power in defining our destiny.” Oprah Winfrey


489. “On a busy day twenty-two thousand people come to visit Santa, and I was told that it is an elf's lot to remain merry in the face of torment and adversity. I promised to keep that in mind.”


490. “I am ghosting you because you were too busy finding flaws in me while I was overlooking yours.”


491. “Focused action beats brilliance.” Mark Sunburn“Focused action beats brilliance.” – Mark Sanborn


492. “Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell ‘em, ‘Certainly I can!’ Then get busy and find out how to do it.”


493. “The difficulty of describing things for Western ears is that people in a hurry cannot feel.” — Alan Watts


494. Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.


495. “I do fish. I think there is a connection between thinking and fishing mostly because you spend a lot of time up to your waist in water without a whole lot to keep your mind busy.” – Anthony Doerr


496. “Your problem is you are too busy holding onto your unworthiness.” – Ram Dass


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


498. “If you mind your own business, you’ll stay busy all the time. ” ― Hank Williams Jr


499. “I’m too busy’ is another way of saying, ‘It’s not a priority.”


500. “Facts are too busy being true to worry about how you feel about them.” ⁠—Dan Wells


501. “Keep yourself busy if you want to avoid depression. For me, inactivity is the enemy.” ~ Matt Lucas


502. “A bee is never as busy as it seems; it’s just that it can’t buzz any slower.” – Kin Hubbard


503. “We overfill our lives, hoping more will make us feel like we are enough.”


504. “Happiness walks on busy feet.”


505. Being a mom is hard, but I don't want people to feel like they always have to go straight to the TV dinner or go to the fast food because you have a busy, hectic life. - Author: Tia Mowry


506. “Often we don’t even realize who we’re meant to be because we’re so busy trying to live out someone else’s ideas. But other people and their opinions hold no power in defining our destiny.”


507. “The busy man has few idle visitors; to the boiling pot the flies come not.” – Benjamin Franklin


508. “One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn’t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.” ~Lucille Ball


509. “It is not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?” – Henry David Thoreau


510. To receive a gift from you, Sir, is a pleasure. A big thank you to you, Sir, for thinking of me even when you’re busy.


511. “I have found that most people who fail in their relationships are usually too busy loving other people that they starve themselves of love and affection. It’s the fastest way to a heartbreak.”


512. “Inevitably we find ourselves tackling too many things at the same time, spreading our focus so thin that nothing gets the attention it deserves. This is commonly referred to as “being busy. ” Being busy, however, is not the same thing as being productive. ” -Ryder Carroll


513. There’s a special place in my heart for those who feel like they’re too busy to exercise. We’ve all been there. Recapture your inner athlete at www.justkeepmoving.org .


514. Toronto's likable, but it could be a lot more, as I think Montreal is, lovable. What we need more than anything, I think, is a great pedestrian promenade. Pick a busy streetscape, close it to cars forever, and it will fill with people enjoying nothing more than the pleasure of their own company. - Author: Andy Barrie


515. For everybody in their busy lives, you need to invest in sharpening your tools, and you need to invest in longevity.


516. Your problem is you’re… too busy holding onto your unworthiness. —Ram Dass


517. “Keep yourself busy if you want to avoid depression. For me, inactivity is the enemy.” – Matt Lucas


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


519. “Toward a Philosophy of Nature,” in Uncommon Ground: Rethinking the Human Place in Nature, ed. William Cronon (New York: W.W. Norton, 1995)


520. “These were all simple acts of obedience I missed. But not missed because I was unaware. They were missed because I was busy—caught in the rush of endless demands. And the rush makes us rebellious. I knew what to do and blatantly ignored it.


521. “Hold me closer tiny dancer, count the headlights on the highway. Lay me down in sheets of linen, you had a busy day today.” – Elton John


522. “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.”


523. “If I were into you, you would be the bright spot in my horribly busy day. Which would be a day that I would never be too busy to call you.”


524. “I wanted to figure out why I was so busy, but I couldn't find the time to do it.”


525. “Be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to criticize others.”


526. “It’s not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is, what are we busy about?” - Henry David Thoreau“It’s not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is, what are we busy about?” – Henry David Thoreau


527. “Those who are wise won’t be busy, and those who are too busy can’t be wise.” – Lin Yutang


528. I am a mermaid and I am busy making my own kind of waves.


529. "I used to think this day was a conspiracy of chocolatiers and florists, but I realize that taking a day out of our busy lives to celebrate the love in our lives is so important and should be every day.” — Ian Somerhalder


530. Happiness walks on busy feet.


531. “Nobody is too busy. It’s just a matter of priorities.” — Author Unknown


532. “Life is what happens to us while we are (busy) making other plans.” — Allen Saunders


533. “I don't have any talent for vacations.”


534. “Don’t get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.”– Dolly Parton


535. “I always like to keep busy, otherwise my brain starts ticking.” ~ Nicholas Hoult


536. “Doing is never enough if you neglect Being.” — Eckhart Tolle


537. “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.”


538. “Some people are busy working on their pose instead of their purpose.” – Saji Ijiyemi


539. “I am always busy, which is perhaps the chief reason why I am always well.”


540. “We may be very busy, we may be very efficient, but we will also be truly effective only when we begin with the end in mind.”


541. “I’m too busy working on my own grass to notice if yours is greener.” — Author Unknown


542. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.


543. “When you’re busy creating your own fulfillment, you won’t feel the need to seek it from others. ” – Unknown


544. “Those who suffer suffer because hurt people hurt people, and busy people let it happen. So am I going to be busy or am I going to be brave?”


545. “Focus on being productive instead of being busy.” – Tim Ferris


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


547. “He who every morning plans the transactions of that day and follows that plan carries a thread that will guide him through the labyrinth of the most busy life.” – Victor Hugo.


548. “A person can hurry through or sleep walk through life, but whenever they stop to catch their breath or awaken from a long nap, they will find apprehension, disquiet, and fretfulness waiting their directed attention.”


549. “The secret of salvation is this: keep sweet, be useful, and keep busy.” – Elbert Hubbard


550. “We get such a kick out of looking forward to pleasures and rushing ahead to meet them that we can’t slow down enough to enjoy them when they come.” — Alan Watts


551. Don’t get so busy making a life that you forget driving a jeep.


552. Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life. – Dolly Parton


553. “He who is too busy doing good finds no time to be good.”


554. “Best way to stay happy is to be busy.”


555. I’m too busy to be sad.


556. “I wish I had a lot of time to think about your actions but I am too busy minding my own, girl.”


557. “Feeling the need to be busy all the time is a trauma based response and fear-based distraction you’d be forced to acknowledge and feel if you slowed down.” – Tutu Mora


558. “While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior. —HENRY C . L I NK”


559. “Its been a busy season for me, I don’t get much free time.”


560. “No Matter How Busy You Are, Always Make Time For Those People You Would Be Afraid To Lose”. Unknown


561. “Don’t let an unplanned pregnancy force you to choose abortion. Pregnant women are either too young or too old, or it’s too soon after another pregnancy, or she’s going to get in trouble at work. She’s too poor, too rich, too successful, too skinny, too fat, too crazy, too busy, too single, too married, too too.” ― Jim Gaffigan


562. “Your problem is you’re… too busy holding onto your unworthiness.” – Ram Dass


563. If you want to get something done, give it to a busy man.


564. “As kids, our stock answer to most every question was nothing. What did you do at school today? Nothing. What's new? Nothing. Then, somewhere on the way to adulthood, we each took a 180-degree turn. We cashed in our nothing for busy.”


565. “Industrial design keeps the customer happy, his client in the black and the designer busy.”


566. “It is possible to be busy-very busy-without being very effective.”


567. 72. “My goal is to make something special and pure, and that keeps me going, keeps me busy on the path of sobriety.” ― Ariel Pink


568. “Be leery of silence. It doesn't mean you won the argument. Often, people are just busy reloading their guns.” – Shannon L. Alder


569. “If you think you are too busy to give time and energy to your people, then they are too busy to give time and energy to you. It is a balanced equation.”


570. “A real man doesn’t have time to cheat because that man is too busy providing all of which a good woman deserves. ” — Ritu Ghatourey


571. “Be a busy person. People who are active are often much more at peace with themselves than those who are inactive and inert.” – Wayne Dyer


572. “The deep love that is born of friendship can too easily become stagnant when life becomes busy.”


573. I don’t have time to hate people who hate me because I’m too busy loving people who love me.


574. “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.” – John Lennon


575. “She was carried along by events, not reflecting on them, just letting them sweep over her.”


576. “One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn’t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.” – Lucille Ball


577. “There is more to life than increasing its speed.” — Mahatma Gandhi


578. “You will become impressive the day you stop trying. You will become successful the day you stop being busy.” – Maxime Lagace


579. “No matter how successful you are in your career, you must always remember that we are here to live. If you keep yourself busy working, you will surely regret it.”


580. “To be busy minding other people’s business, is to leave one’s personal business unattended to. ” — Edmond Mbiaka


581. “I try to keep it real. I don’t have time to worry about what I’m projecting to the world. I’m just busy being myself.” — Demi Lovato


582. “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.


583. Everybody leave me alone. I’ve had a busy day being pregnant and I have to do it again tomorrow.


584. “While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior.” – Henry C. Link


585. “For the overachievers out there today: Your mantra is likely, “What else can I do today?” Consider replacing that for a week with, ‘What can I do less of today?” and see what happens. ” -Tad Hargrave


586. “We may be very busy, we may be very efficient, but we will also be truly effective only when we begin with the end in mind.” – Stephen Covey


587. “If you want to conquer fear, don't sit at home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” – Dale Carnegie


588. Excuse me for a minute, I’m busy jet skiing.


589. “My goal is to make something special and pure, and that keeps me going, keeps me busy on the path of sobriety.” ― Ariel Pink


590. “Get busy living or get busy dying.”


591. “System 1 has more influence on behavior when System 2 is busy,”


592. “I always like to keep busy, otherwise my brain starts ticking.”


593. “We are so busy that the truth about our lives can't catch up.”


594. “If you want work well done, select a busy man – the other kind has no time.” — Elbert Hubbard


595. “However busy a father is, he will find time for his child.” – Anonymous


596. “Actually, when you’re doing something you love, even when you’re busy and it’s hectic you don’t feel the need to relax. I never used to take holidays and it would upset ex-wives and girlfriends, but working has me in a better mood than doing nothing.” ~ Al Murray


597. I must allow others to set their own priorities


598. “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.”


599. “Relationships take time, but we don’t want to take the time. In reality, too busy is a myth. People make time for the things that are really important to them.”


600. “He could take on anything and everything, it seemed, rather than leave himself time to reflect on his dissatisfaction with his life and what he might do about it.”


601. “Get busy skateboarding.”


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


603. "Success usually comes to those who are too busy looking for it.” — Henry David Thoreau


604. “I am reasonably happy, providing I keep busy.” – Burt Lancaster


605. Everybody leaves me alone. I’ve had a busy day being pregnant and I have to do it again tomorrow.


606. “You’re busy doubting yourself while others are intimidated by your full potential.” – Unknown


607. “One gets away with a lot when one is in an unchallenging relationship or is too busy to invest in one at all. Mostly, one gets away from oneself.”


608. “Worry is a total waste of time. It doesn’t change anything. All is does it steal your joy and keep you very busy doing nothing.” – Lionel Willard


609. “I am focused on the work. I am constantly creating. I am a busy girl. I live and breathe my work. I love what I do. I believe in the message. There's no stopping. I didn't create the fame, the fame created me.”


610. “Take“Take a rest. A field that has rested yields a beautiful crop.” – Ovid


611. “I may be busy, but it is never an excuse to not make time for you.”


612. “My feeling is that any day I am too busy to run is a day that I am too busy.”


613. “Because angels are sometimes busy elsewhere, God created sisters like you.” – Sal Williams


614. “Indistractable Focus improves production more than "keeping busy" ever will”


615. “My mother carried me for ten months. I asked her ‘Mother, you had an extra month, why you didn’t make me a beautiful face?’ and mother told me, ‘My son, I was busy making your beautiful hands and heart.'” — Mstislav Rostropovich


616. The perfect way to end a busy day!


617. “Inevitably we find ourselves tackling too many things at the same time, spreading our focus so thin that nothing gets the attention it deserves. This is commonly referred to as "being busy." Being busy, however, is not the same thing as being productive.”


618. “It’s not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is, what are we busy about?” — Henry David Thoreau


619. “Nothing consumes time like nothing.”


620. “You can really only enjoy life when you’re extremely busy.”


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


622. “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”


623. “It is possible to be busy-very busy-without being very effective.” – Stephan Covey


624. Too bad that all the people who know how to run the country are busy driving taxicabs and cutting hair. George Burns


625. “Those who are wise won’t be busy, and those who are too busy can’t be wise.” – Lin Yutang, ‘The Importance of Living’


626. A serious girl, when she finds someone who clams her spirit and quiets her busy thoughts, will love you so fiercely, it will defy even her own logic and reasoning.


627. “When someone tells you they are too “busy”… It's not a reflection of their schedule; it's a reflection of YOUR spot on their schedule.”


628. We’re so busy watching out for what’s just ahead of us that we don’t take time to enjoy where we are. ― Bill Watterson


629. “It’s not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is, what are we busy about?” – Henry David Thoreau


630. “We have become a nation of thoughtless rushers, intent on doing before thinking, and hoping what we do magically works out. If it doesn’t, we rush to do something else, something also not well thought-out, and then hope for more magic.”


631. “Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.” -Dolly Parton, entertainer


632. “Being busy is better than being bored. Bored left a long time ago. Busy is always around for me. ”


633. “Much of the stress that people feel doesn’t come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they started.” - David Allen “Much of the stress that people feel doesn’t come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they started.” – David Allen


634. “Being busy is one thing however productivity is the real gem.”


635. “The man who keeps busy helping the man below him won’t have time to envy the man above him.” ~ Henrietta Mears


636. “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


637. “There is more to life than increasing its speed.” Mohandas K. Gandhi“There is more to life than increasing its speed.” – Mohandas K. Gandhi


638. Career-themed puns. Create a baby announcement related to your career. For example, if you and your partner are in tech, you can make personalized T-shirts that say “loading…” to represent your littlest techie who’s busy developing in your baby bump!


639. “To do two things at once is to do neither.” - Publilius Syrus“To do two things at once is to do neither.” – Publilius Syrus


640. “The people God put in your life are not there by accident. Don't get so busy that you just give them your leftover time.”


641. I try to keep it real. I don't have time to worry about what I'm projecting to the world. I'm just busy being myself. —Demi Lovato


642. “Think of your family today and every day thereafter, don’t let the busy world of today keep you from showing how much you love and appreciate your family.” –Josiah


643. “You need me…. I’m there. I need you… Suddenly you are busy.”


644. “Keep yourself busy if you want to avoid depression. For me, inactivity is the enemy.” — Matt Lucas


645. “Never be so busy as not to think of others.” – Mother Teresa


646. "I tried to keep us together, you were busy keeping secrets.” — Drake


647. “What exactly did people do when they had all the time in the world and could do whatever they liked? (p 153)”


648. “To be busy minding other people’s business is to leave one’s personal business unattended to. ” – Edmond Mbiaka


649. “When someone tells you they are too busy.It’s not a reflection of their schedule, it’s a reflection of your spot on their schedule.” – Steve Maraboli


650. “Your problem is you’re… too busy holding onto your unworthiness.” — Ram Dass


651. 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.


652. “I’m pretty busy: I’m a working mom and I know a lot about having a hectic schedule, but I think what’s really important to me and what’s on the top of that list is just making sure that my family stays healthy, especially during flu season.” ~ Tia Mowry


653. “I was just trying to do a small business it grow that big, take that much responsibility and got in so much trouble. Every day is as busy as a President and I don’t have any power and then I don’t have my life.”


654. “The observant person finds many teachers.”


655. “Being busy is as good as doing nothing.. practicing deliberate nothingness is a form of meditation..” – Jaya Bhateja


656. “Get busy living or get busy dying.” Stephen King


657. “Big Brother is watching… look busy.” – Brandon Boyd


658. “It’s very important to take care of yourself. Everyone’s lives are so busy. Take at least an hour a day to recharge and do whatever makes you better. For grown-ups, whether it’s a spa, sitting in a park with a book, or coffee, take time for yourself.” — Ana Ivanovic


659. “My feeling is that any day I am too busy to run is a day that I am too busy.” ~ John Bryant


660. “I am so busy doing nothing that the idea of doing anything which as you know, always leads to something cuts into the nothing and then forces me to have to drop everything.” – Jerry Seinfeld


661. “We have become a culture that glorifies busy, but there’s great benefit in creating Stillness in your life and reclaiming your time.”


662. “When I claim more than what I can handle, I limit the opportunities for another person in my community.”


663. No matter how busy a person’s day may be, if they really care, they will always find time for you.”


664. “I’m so busy, I’m not even available yesterday.”


665. “In spite of its undeniable power, so many leaders struggle to embrace organizational health (which I’ll be defining shortly) because they quietly believe they are too sophisticated, too busy, or too analytical to bother with it. In other words, they think it’s beneath them.”


666. “There’s No Such Thing As Being Too Busy. If You Really Want Something, You’ll Make Time For It”. Unknown


667. “While I am busy with little things, I am not required to do greater things.”


668. “Dad, you are just like a busy student. You’ve got a lot of class. Happy birthday!”


669. “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


670. If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it.


671. “It’s like I’m busy being happy and you’re busy bringing me down.”


672. Taking a good bath is one of my favorite things to do after a busy day to stay away from the outside world.


673. “The majority prove their worth by keeping busy. A busy life is the nearest thing to a purposeful life.” – Eric Hoffer


674. “Christmas now surrounds us, happiness is everywhere. Our hands are busy with many tasks as carols fill the air.” ~ Shirley Sallay


675. Never busy but always productive.


676. “While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, another is busy making mistakes and becoming superior.” — Henry C. Link


677. “It's interesting how having things to do is largely a matter of whether you think you have things to do.”


678. “It is possible to be busy—very busy—without being very effective.”


679. “For everybody in their busy lives, you need to invest in sharpening your tools, and you need to invest in longevity.” – Ryan Holmes


680. “Taking just an hour off from your busy schedule and working on your own health can do wonders for you.” – Pooja Agnihotri


681. “We never noticed the beauty because we were too busy trying to create it.” - Unknown


682. “No matter how busy and important you think you are, you cannot reject nature’s call.” – Michael Bassey Johnson


683. “Beware the barrenness of a busy life.” — Socrates


684. “He who every morning plans the transactions of that day and follows that plan carries a thread that will guide him through the labyrinth of the most busy life.” ― Victor Hugo


685. “Most believe that the key to influence is communication—getting your point across clearly and speaking persuasively. In fact, if you think about it, don’t you find that, while others are speaking to you, instead of really listening to understand, you are often busy preparing your response?”


686. “I’m too busy to be nostalgic, which is one of the reasons to keep busy. I’m not a very sentimental person.” ~ Frederick Wiseman


687. “We often think that our affairs, great or small, must be tended continuously and in detail, or our world will disintegrate, and we will lose our places in the universe. That is not true, or if it is true, then our situations were so temporary that they would have collapsed anyway.”


688. Thanks of the offer but I am busy living my Jeep life


689. “We tediously create calendars filled with empty duties, and then we foolishly let those calendars empty us.”


690. "If you are too busy to smile, you are too busy.”


691. “While you are too busy minding other people's business, who is busy minding yours?”


692. #96 “A real man stays faithful. He doesn’t have time to waste over other women because he is too busy spending his days planning new ways of making his woman smile.”


693. “Everyone, leave me alone. I’ve had a busy day being pregnant and I have to do it again tomorrow.”


694. “You can't do traditional work at a modern pace. Traditional work has traditional rhythms. You need calm. You can be busy, but you must remain calm.” – Bill Buford


695. “The road had the lonely times, but I kept myself busy.” – Buck Owens


696. “I always like to keep busy, otherwise my brain starts ticking.” – Nicholas Hoult


697. ““My feeling is that any day I am too busy to run is a day that I am too busy.” – John Bryant


698. My mother carried me for ten months. I asked her ‘Mother, you had an extra month, why you didn’t make me a beautiful face?’ and mother told me, ‘My son, I was busy making your beautiful hands and heart.’ – Mstislav Rostropovich


699. “Everyone seemed to be in a blind hurry, and there was no relief in sight. Technology rushed us ever forward, and simple civility - a certain kindness and care - got sacrificed.”


700. “Those who are wise won't be busy, and those who are too busy can't be wise.”


701. "Your problem is you are too busy holding on to your unworthiness.” – Ram Dass


702. Even if sometimes we’re busy and don’t manage to meet for a few weeks or even a couple of months, we’re certainly excellent at compensating for it over a good catch-up! How about another time on your special day? I’ll bring cake.


703. “I keep myself busy with the things I do, but every time I pause, I still think of you.” — Cecelia Ahern


704. Thanks of the offer but I am busy living my Jeep life.


705. “Your problem is you’re … too busy holding onto your unworthiness.”― Ram Dass


706. “Nobody is ever “too busy”, if they’re interested, they’ll make time.”


707. “The secret of salvation is this: keep sweet, be useful, and keep busy.” ~ Elbert Hubbard


708. We busy ladies need our coffee fix in the morning. My day doesn’t really start until I’ve had my Starbucks latte.” Heidi Klum


709. “Be so busy improving yourself that you don’t have time to criticize others.” -Chetan Bhagat


710. “We never noticed the beauty because we were too busy trying to create it. ” Anonymous


711. “Get busy living or get busy dying.” — Stephen King


712. “People are very busy; they are so busy that when they walk in the crowds they see no one, no one but themselves; they hear no voice, no voice but their own voice!”


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


714. Thanks for the offer but I am busy living my Jeep life.


715. “I think there is a connection between thinking and fishing mostly because you spend a lot of time up to your waist in water without a whole lot to keep your mind busy.” – Anthony Doerr


716. “If you mind your own business, you’ll stay busy all the time.” – Hank Williams Jr.


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


718. “Let the refining and improving of your own life keep you so busy that you have little time to criticize others.”


719. “I’m here for you, and I want to be with you. I am not an option, and I wish to be a priority. You can’t have me when you’re bored, when someone else is busy, or when it’s convenient for you. I’m not an option because I’m worth more than that.”


720. “When you begin to relinquish your ego, you will no longer feel compelled to prove to people how busy you are in an attempt to validate your sense of worth.”


721. “Busy is a choice.” — Debbie Millman / Ann Voskamp


722. “It takes more than a busy church, a friendly church, or even an evangelical church to impact a community for Christ. It must be a church ablaze, led by leaders who are ablaze for God.” – Wesley L. Duewel [Tweet this]


723. “I absolutely love the balance between New York and Miami because I go to New York and I get so inspired, and it’s really busy, and it’s like the real city, and then I come to Miami, and I’m just in a happy place.” – Nina Agdal


724. “More people would learn from their mistakes if they weren’t so busy denying them.”


725. “You never saw a very busy person who was unhappy.”


726. “The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat.” — Lily Tomlin


727. Too busy to be upset.


728. “Whom little things occupy and keep busy, are little men.” – John Lancaster Spalding


729. “If you want to get something done, give it to a busy man.” ~ Stephen Covey


730. “My temptation is to tackle everything at once, or nothing at all.”


731. “Focus on being productive instead of busy.” – Tim Ferriss


732. “Get busy living, or get busy dying.” – Stephen King, ‘ Different Seasons’


733. “I try to keep myself busy. I always hang out with my family and friends and my dogs. Go to the beach. Go swimming. Go get exercise. Go on a hike.” — Colbie Caillat


734. “There is something quite twisted and dangerous about glorifying busy-ness or burnout. Imagine if you were bragging to a friend, “You think you’re depressed? That’s nothing! I’m so depressed that sometimes I can’t even get out of bed, and I consider suicide on a regular basis!”” – Eva Selhub, MD


735. “Leisure of itself gives pleasure and happiness and enjoyment of life, which are experienced, not by the busy man, but by those who have leisure."


736. “Take some time to rest and recover. You don’t always have to be so busy, pushing yourself so hard. Step back and take care of yourself. Those moments of self-care will add value, energy, purpose, and creativity to everything you do. Find a healthy balance and enjoy your life.”


737. “Being American was like getting a good shellacking--whatever that meant. He'd heard it, and it sounded right for how he was feeling. These people did things all day long. They were frantic. They ate lunch in their cars and never had a siesta. They even went to church in their cars. Or on their TVs.”


738. Thank you for shopping with us during this busy [special occasion] season. You have a lot of choices, and we appreciate that you chose us.


739. “We generate fears while we sit. We overcome them by action. Fear is nature’s way of warning us to get busy.” – Dr. Henry Link


740. “If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.”


741. “Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” — Lao Tzu


742. “There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy and the tired.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald


743. We’ve been busy as a bee, and now there are three.


744. “Focus on being productive instead of busy.” – Unknown


745. “The people who wait until the last minute are so busy goofing off that they don't have any new ideas. And on the flip side, the people who race in are in such a frenzy of anxiety that they don't have original thoughts either.”


746. “Let the improvement of yourself keep you so busy that you have no time to criticize others.”― Roy T. Bennett


747. “Be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to criticize others.” ― Unknown


748. “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.” —John Lennon


749. “It’s very easy to say “busy” when someone needs you…. but it’s very painful to hear “busy” when you need someone!”


750. “You have to keep busy. After all, no dog’s ever pissed on a moving car.” ~ Tom Waits


751. “Keep busy while you are waiting for something to happen.” – Robert Genn


752. “Keep yourself busy if you want to avoid depression. For me, inactivity is the enemy.”


753. “Still, even when it seems otherwise, we must remember that sometimes when we feel rejected and passed over for someone else, when God seems busy elsewhere or even purposefully unmoving, the truth is He is at work, maybe doing something entirely beyond what we were thinking.”


754. “One of the most convicting things I have recently come to realize about Jesus is that He was never, not once, in a hurry.”


755. “Happiness is often the result of being too busy to be miserable.” – Paul Frank Baer


756. If You Want Something Done, Ask A Busy Person To Do It. The More Things You Do, The More You Can Do.


757. “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.”


758. “Keith, Allison’s husband, had paid little attention to Allison’s writing in the early days of their marriage. He was busy with his own profession and trying to make a place for himself in that world. In time, however, Keith had realized that life’s deepest meaning is not found in accomplishments but in relationships.”


759. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.”― Lucille Ball


760. “I tried to keep us together, you were busy keeping secrets.”


761. “It takes more than a busy church, a friendly church, or even an evangelical church to impact a community for Christ. It must be a church ablaze, led by leaders who are ablaze for God.”


762. “We risk missing out on joy when we get too busy chasing down the extraordinary.”


763. “Every man is worth just so much as the things about which he busies himself.” — Marcus Aurelius


764. I was busy calming a racing heart.


765. Busy Is Only Good, If There Is Progress Involved…


766. “If you mind your own business, you`ll stay busy all the time. ”–Hank Williams Jr


767. Get busy living or get busy dying.


768. It’s very important to take care of yourself. Everyone’s lives are so busy. Take at least an hour a day to recharge and do whatever makes you better. For grown


769. “Stay active no matter how busy your life is. A quick workout is better than no workout.”


770. If you complain that I’m busy, try being busy as well.


771. We busy ladies need our coffee fix in the morning. My day doesn’t really start until I’ve had my Starbucks latte.” Heidi Klum


772. “I try to keep it real. I don’t have time to worry about what I’m projecting to the world. I’m just busy being myself.” – Demi Lovato


773. “I asked myself, “Who would I be if I weren’t busy? What would be left of my life and me after I removed excess stuff from my home and allowed my day to have unscheduled open spaces?”


774. “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it” – Henry David Thoreau


775. “Get busy doing the things you love, and being with people you love and your destiny will find you.” – Karen Salmansohn


776. “It wasn’t until I slowed the car and rolled down the windows that I realized I spend most of my days driving ‘through’ life without driving ‘in’ life. So, I’ve decided to walk because the pace is slower and the windows are always down.”


777. “I do not have time to hate people who hated me. I am just too busy loving the ones who really love me.”


778. “Some of us are busy doing things, some of us are busy complaining”


779. “Just because we’re busy doesn’t mean we’re being productive. Working is one of the most dangerous forms of procrastination.” – Gretchen Rubin, ‘Outer Order, Inner Calm: De-clutter & Organize to Make More Room for Happiness’


780. “Nobody is never too busy. If they care, they will make time.”


781. “System 2 is sometimes busy, and often lazy. Indeed, there is evidence that people are more likely to be influenced by empty persuasive messages, such as commercials, when they are tired and depleted.”


782. 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


783. “Humans are busier now than they've ever been in the history of time. I love technology, but with all the advancements to make our lives easier, it's really just allowed us to go faster.”


784. Soaking in the hot tub is the perfect way to end a busy day!


785. “A lot of people confuse movement with progress," Dylan said. "I knew it was a bad idea but what were we gonna do, barricade them in? They weren't ready to face any kind of truth."


786. “We’re so busy watching out for what’s just ahead of us that we don’t take time to enjoy where we are.” ― Bill Watterson


787. “The majority of people who acquire wisdom do so after they have passed the age of forty. Prior to that time the majority of people are too busy gathering knowledge and organizing it into plans to spend any effort seeking wisdom.”


788. “We're angry about this, upset about that, but who has the time to do anything anymore? There are those reports to report on, memos to remember, e-mails to deflect or delete. They bury us like snow.”


789. 25. Career-themed puns. Create a baby announcement related to your career. For example, if you and your partner are in tech, you can make personalized T-shirts that say “loading…” to represent your littlest techie who’s busy developing in your baby bump!


790. I think this is the greatest and best country in all the world, with its great sunlit spaces and its long long roads, and best of all the roads that are not made yet, and the stories that no one has told because they are too busy living them. - Author: Nellie L. McClung


791. I’m just busy being myself.


792. “My mission: to be so busy loving my life that I have no time for hate, regret, worry, fret, or fear.”


793. ‘Crazy-busy’ is a great armor, it’s a great way for numbing. What a lot of us do is that we stay so busy, and so out in front of our life, that the truth of how we’re feeling and what we really need can’t catch up with us.


794. There’s also something known as the ‘job trap’ when we show being busy to avoid stepping out of our comfort zones and trying something new. You can get more done and find better methods to work if you push your boundaries.


795. Everybody leave me alone. I’ve had a busy day being pregnant and I have to do it again tomorrow – Unknown


796. “If you mind your own business, you'll stay busy all the time.”


797. "If you are too busy to laugh, you are too busy."— Unknown


798. “He who every morning plans the transaction of the day and follows out the plan, carries a thread that will guide him through the labyrinth of the most busy life.” -Victor Hugo


799. “While you are too busy minding other people’s business, who is busy minding yours?” ― Edmond Mbiaka


800. “I wanted to figure out why I was so busy, but I couldn't find the time to do it.” – Todd Stocker


801. “It is good to pass time but its profitable to to get busy.”


802. “Being busy has its perk, and every perk comes with certain limitations. Friends drifting away because you're a bit busy is one of the many limitations.” – Sarvesh Jain


803. “I do fish. I think there is a connection between thinking and fishing mostly because you spend a lot of time up to your waist in water without a whole lot to keep your mind busy.” - Anthony Doerr


804. “People are not ignoring you. They are busy with their lives. And to stop feeling ignored is to get busy with yours.”


805. “Now I know why you wouldn’t answer my texts. You were too busy hooking up with your ex. ”


806. “they stay busy as a way of avoiding something they do not want to face.”


807. “The saying that people who have nothing to do become busybodies is not the only truth. Excitement is a drug, and people whose lives are filled with violence are always wondering where the next ‘fix’ is coming from.”


808. “No matter how busy a person day might be. If they really care, they’ll always find time for you.”


809. “Focus on being productive instead of busy.” ―Tim Ferriss


810. “To me, ‘busy’ implies that the person is out of control of their life.” – Derek Sivers


811. #104 “A real man doesn’t have time to cheat because that man is too busy providing all of which a good woman deserves.”


812. “No matter how busy you are, you must take time to make the other person feel important.”


813. “The most practical of all methods for controlling the mind is the habit of keeping it busy with a definite purpose, backed by a definite plan."


814. “A teacher is destined by his own special work to observe not simply insects or protozoa but man. And the man he is destined to observe is not one busy about his daily occupations, like those of insects when they wake up in the morning, but man when his intellectual life is awakening. ”


815. “I am always busy, which is perhaps the chief reason why I am always well.” – Elizabeth Cady Stanton


816. “The times when I feel not alive is when I feel stifled, when I feel like the emotion that’s in me is not coming out. I’m too busy, too hectic. I’m serving my iPhone more than my spirit. Those are the times I feel bad.” ~ Michael Franti


817. “Most people’s minds are almost always too busy for them to feel their skins being caressed by the wind or the sun.”


818. “The best thing you can do is just keep busy, keep working hard, so you’re not dwelling on it all the time. Work is the best antidote for sorrow.” – Gordon B. Hinckley


819. “No one is really busy. It all depends on what number you are on their priority list.”


820. 38. “Everyone, leave me alone. I’ve had a busy day being pregnant and I have to do it again tomorrow.”


821. When life is so busy you need jet skis to get from place to place.


822. “Being bored is more useful than being busy.”


823. Get busy living or get busy dying. — Stephen King


824. “A teacher must busy herself with finding more and more new names to satisfy the insatiable demands of her young charges. This craving which is manifested in their writing is certainly natural. Between the ages of three and five a child's vocabulary grows spontaneously from three hundred to three thousand or more words. ”


825. “If you hold back on the emotions—if you don’t allow yourself to go all the way through them—you can never get to being detached, you’re too busy being afraid. You’re afraid of the pain, you’re afraid of the grief. You’re afraid of the vulnerability that loving entails.” — Mitch Albom


826. “When you start so young working, you build a hunger for acting, working, and a busy life.”


827. “The problem is you’re afraid of your own beauty. You’re too busy holding onto your unworthiness.” - Ram Dass, source unknown


828. “The tendency in business, or in church work for that matter, is to mistake activity for progress. We think that just because people are busy and doing a lot of stuff that we are being successful. The fact of the matter is, if all that activity isn’t taking you where you want to go, then it’s just wasted time.”


829. “I have often said that the sole cause of man’s unhappiness is that he does not know how to stay quietly in his room” – Blaise Pascal


830. The essential question is not, “How busy are you?’ but ‘What are you busy at?’ ‘Are you doing what fulfills you?


831. “Your problem is you’re… too busy holding onto your unworthiness.”


832. “The only thing for certain is that everything changes. The rate of change increases. If you want to hang on you better speed up. That is the message of today. It could however be useful to remind everyone that our basic needs never change.” — Guttorm Fløistad


833. “In a busy marketplace, not standing out is the same as being invisible.”


834. “Novelist Victor Hugo believed, "He who every morning plans the transactions of the day and follows out that plan carries a thread that will guide him through the labyrinth of the most busy life . . . But where no plan is laid, where the disposal of time is surrendered merely to the chance of incident, chaos will soon reign.”


835. “Love is the only reason for two people to have a stable relationship. No matter how busy you are, no matter how far the distance is, if that someone really loves you, he’ll find time to be with you.”


836. “We hurt people by being too busy. Too busy to notice their needs. Too busy to drop that note of comfort or encouragement or assurance of love. Too busy to listen when someone needs to talk. Too busy to care.”


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


838. “People who are cognitively busy are also more likely to make selfish choices, use sexist language, and make superficial judgments in social situations.”


839. “Don’t mistake movement for achievement. It’s easy to get faked out by being busy. The question is: Busy doing what?”


840. “When waiting for a relative at a busy train station, for example, you can set yourself at will to look for a white-haired woman or a bearded man, and thereby increase the likelihood of detecting your relative from a distance.”


841. “I tried to put all my life into a minute since I was so busy and involved in so many things that this sense of fullness, this wholeness would be impossible to describe”. — Richard Bach


842. “I love to keep busy. The challenge of fitting all of my activities into each day is my motivation.”


843. “I’m too busy working on my own grass to see if yours is greener.” – Unknown


844. “Pretending that you’re very busy talking over phone when you see someone you want to avoid or don’t want to talk to.”


845. “I don’t think I am a workaholic. I prefer to keep busy. It is better than the alternative.”


846. “One of the most common forms of laziness is staying busy.”


847. “Begin with the end in mind.” Steven Covey“Begin with the end in mind.” – Steven Covey


848. “No matter how busy I get or how much pressure is on my shoulders, a good workout makes me feel at ease. I come off the treadmill feeling relaxed, full of joy and with a sense of perspective over the issues on my plate.”


849. “If you are too busy to smile, you are too busy.”


850. “I’m too busy for relationships.” – Rita Ora

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