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Keep Busy Quotes


"I like to keep busy." - Len Cariou

"I like to keep busy." - George Wendt

"My secret to a long, healthy life is to always keep working. It keeps me busy and happy, and gives me a reason to stay alive." - Johannes Heesters

"Don't just look to keep busy. Look to keep fulfilled." - Steve Maraboli

"Keep busy at something: a busy person never has time to be unhappy." - Robert Louis Stevenson

"I keep myself busy. Time goes faster that way." - Audrey Niffenegger

"Whom little things occupy and keep busy, are little men." - John Lancaster Spalding

"I am reasonably happy, providing I keep busy." - Burt Lancaster

"Keep busy while you are waiting for something to happen." - Robert Genn

"I always find something to keep me busy." - Amy Sedaris

"The secret of salvation is this: keep sweet, be useful, and keep busy." - Elbert Hubbard

"Keep me preoccupied Keep me busy, busy, busy So I won't have to think I don't want to think Because it only brings me pain I just keep running away from My problems Keep me busy Give me a million things to do So I can keep running away from myself." - Henry Rollins

"I tried to keep us together, you were busy keeping secrets" - Drake

"Keep always busy so that the devil will find you always engaged." - St Jerome

"He says I'm a regular onion! I keep him busy peeling away the layers." - Ray Bradbury

"Just keep your conscious mind busy with expectation of the best." - Joseph Murphy

"Good, old-fashioned ways keep hearts sweet, heads sane, hands busy." - Louisa May Alcott

"Abel has left mathematicians something to keep them busy for five hundred years." - Charles Hermite

"And it can keep you as busy as anything else, and happier." - Mary Oliver

"Keep a demon busy, I thought. Right. Maybe he fancies a game of Tiddlywinks." - Rick Riordan

"You have to keep busy. After all, no dog's ever pissed on a moving car." - Tom Waits

"I'd make my promises now if I wasn't so busy arranging to keep them." - Orson Welles

"The ego is like a kid in the basement: It's best to keep him busy." - Tim Allen

"I'm someone who likes to keep busy, especially with projects that I find meaningful and fulfilling." - Niki Taylor

"Abel has left mathematicians enough to keep them busy for 500 years." - Charles Hermite

"I gotta keep busy. I'm not happy unless I'm working on two, three things." - Alan Arkin

"Keep yourself busy if you want to avoid depression. For me, inactivity is the enemy." - Matt Lucas

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

"Always gotta keep busy or the voices start telling me to do wild things." - Steve Brown

"I always like to keep busy, otherwise my brain starts ticking." - Nicholas Hoult

"Schools learned long ago that the way to keep children from thinking is to keep them busy." - Everett Reimer

"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

"I was so busy fighting and so busy trying to keep everything above water that I didn't realize I was spiraling downward with nowhere to go." - Lorraine Bracco

"Being busy and being productive are not necessarily the same. Many people keep busy to avoid taking action on things they're afraid to pursue." - Lauren Mackler

"Keep 'em busy. That was one of the three rules of being chief that old Grimm had passed on to him. Act confidently, never say 'I don't know,' and when all else fails, keep 'em busy." - Terry Pratchett

"I love making music so its important for me to keep doing that even if the schedule is busy." - Michael Kiwanuka

"Why worry about things you can't control when you can keep yourself busy controlling the things that depend on you?" - John C Maxwell

"I learned to knit in hospital. They give you stuff to do to keep you busy because you're so ill." - Ringo Starr

"I'm very well acquainted with the seven deadly sins, I keep a busy schedule trying to fit them in." - Warren Zevon

"The successful people are the ones that think up things for the rest of the work to keep busy at." - Don Marquis

"Well, I motorcycle, I hunt, fish, I do all that. I keep busy. I'm never bored. I've never been bored." - Larry Hagman

"I don't think I am a workaholic. I prefer to keep busy. It is better than the alternative." - Sebastian Coe

"As we live longer and healthier for longer, we need to keep ourselves busy... the diary is pretty full." - Evelyn Glennie

"I love making music so it's important for me to keep doing that even if the schedule is busy." - Michael Kiwanuka

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

"I love to keep busy. But I never forget it's the countdown that made it all possible." - Casey Kasem

"I keep busy. That was my nickname in college, 'Iron to the Fire.' I like to keep several things going at once." - Creed Bratton

"I try and keep busy with something, but I also give myself permission to be busy with something that is creative and rewarding, not just the errands to the dry cleaner." - Eric Lange

"It's important to keep up momentum, when I'm home alone I get stagnant, I go crazy and have to see my therapist. Being on the road keeps me busy. I'm okay when I'm busy." - Gerard Way

"Go out more, keep cheerful as well as busy, for you are the sunshine-maker of the family, and if you get dismal there is no fair weather." - Louisa May Alcott

"I believe it doesn't matter what it is, as long as you can find something concrete to keep you busy while you are living your meaningless life." - Ruth Ozeki

"I've always said that idleness dulls the spirit. We have to keep the brain busy, or at least the hands if we don't have a brain." - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

"The way to defeat fear: decide on a course of conduct and follow it. Keep so busy and work so hard that you forget about being afraid." - Dale Carnegie

"I'm try[ing] to catch up on my work and you know I keep my eyes on the road, but I'm a busy man." - Rob Ford

"We keep so busy talking we are so keen to act that we forget that in the heart lies all we need untapped, intact." - Angelus Silesius

"My friends keep telling me I'm doing it with Mary Palmer. That's not true - I'm too busy masturbating to meet anyone new." - Roddy Piper

"I don't believe in breaks. Not yet. I'm too young. I'll find the next job to keep me busy between seasons." - Aldis Hodge

"I turn my gaze inward. I fix it there and keep it busy. I look inside myself. I continually observe myself." - Michel De Montaigne

"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

"You have to kind of roll with the punches. That's why I think work begets work to a certain degree. I just try and keep busy." - Judd Nelson

"I keep quite busy, walk 5 miles a day, and have an excellent hairdresser who keeps the gray out of my red hair." - Jodi Picoult

"I'm not the kind of poet who arranges treasure-hunts to please the academics and keep them busy. Poetry should be surprising in deeper ways." - Michael Longley

"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

"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

"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

"New York is great for busy creative types. The city has a pulse that races, and you either keep up with it or you leave." - Raina Telgemeier

"My career is over. I'm just playing now and having a great time. I like to keep busy, and I'm doing what's fun for me." - Dick Van Dyke

"'Desperate Housewives' is an ensemble cast, where I played a tertiary character. I made a lot of great friends, but that show didn't keep me very busy." - Nathan Fillion

"I love music, and outside of work my family keeps me very busy, I have five children to keep track of." - Alberto Juantorena

"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.

"Here's what I've learned about raising boys... if you keep 'em busy, they're fine. You let 'em get bored, they'll dismantle your house board by board." - Kenny Rogers

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

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

"On the Morning of Christ's Nativity Perhaps their loves, or else their sheep, was all that did their silly thoughts so busy keep." - John Milton

"Success doesn't have a downside for me. I'm busy, but I've always been busy whatever job I've had. My very first job working in a furniture factory was bloody busy! That's just modern life. It's not a downside, you just have to be organised and keep things in perspective." - Victoria Derbyshire

"Get busy livin' or get busy dyin'." - Morgan Freeman

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

"Anyone not busy learning is busy dying." - Felix Dennis

"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

"As a busy, grown ass woman, I don't have the time. What I do is I keep myself and my hair hydrated - I drink lots of water and wet my hair frequently. I also keep it highly moisturized." - Michaela Angela Davis

"I keep the telephone of my mind open to peace, harmony, health, love and abundance. Then, whenever doubt, anxiety or fear try to call me, they keep getting a busy signal - and soon they'll forget my number." - Edith Armstrong

"You owe it to yourself to keep fit. No matter how busy or how involved you are, you should have some type of physical program to keep the body in tune." - Marvin J Ashton

"Ministers are tempted to join the ranks of those who consider it their primary task to keep other people busy ... But our task is the opposite of distraction ... how to keep them from being so busy that they can no longer hear the voice of God who speaks in silence." - Henri Nouwen

"Learn as much as you can while you are young, since life becomes too busy later." - Dana Scott

"What is it but a map of busy life, Its fluctuations, and its vast concerns?" - William Cowper

"You're never too old or too busy to continue your educatioan!" - Eva Longoria

"Writing is busy idleness." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"I'm a busy girl." - Shenae Grimes

"I have busy nights." - Marion Cotillard

"I love being busy." - Dolly Parton

"I'm constantly busy." - Norman Reedus

"I love being busy." - Ashley Tisdale

"I'm pretty busy." - Bill Oreilly

"See and keep silent." - Francis Walsingham

"Make a plan now to keep a daily appointment with God. The enemy is going to tell you to set it aside, but you must carve out the time. If you're too busy to meet with the Lord, friend, then you are simply too busy" - Charles R Swindoll

"I don't keep up with a lot of trends. I've never been a fashion horse. I'm so busy writing my songs, trying to maintain my business, and all the new things that come along. I stay working all the time." - Dolly Parton

"If I used being busy as an excuse not to run, I'd never run again. I have only a few reasons to keep on running, and a truckload of them to quit." - Haruki Murakami

"Women are my hobby... every man needs something to keep his hands busy, and I don't have a guitar like Eddie and Michael, or some drums to bash like Alex, so I have to find some friends." - Diamond D

"I'm a busy guy but I set aside quiet time every morning and every evening to keep my equilibrium centered on my own path. I don't like being swayed by anything that might be negative or damaging." - Donald Trump

"Keep busy with survival. Imitate the trees. Learn to lose in order to recover, and remember nothing stays the same for long, not even pain. Sit it out. Let it all pass. Let it go." - May Sarton

"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." - Jack Ma

"Everybody says your mind is the most important thing about your body. Your mind and your body. You keep both busy, and by God you'll be here a long time," - Walter Breuning

"Look at your mind dispassionately; this is enough to calm it. When it is quiet, you can go beyond it. Do not keep it busy all the time. Stop it - and just BE." - Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

"One solitary God-centered, God-intoxicated man can do more to keep God's love alive and His presence felt in the world than a thousand half-hearted, talkative busy men living frightened, fragmented lives of quiet desperation." - Robert Mcnamara

"You dont grow up in a town of 700 thinking youre going to be an actress. I loved doing [school] plays, but it was just something to keep me busy." - Michelle Monaghan

"I juice everything! Whether it's beet, carrot, or apple, I'll juice it. I always keep brown rice in the kitchen. I'll often pack a cooler full of food to have throughout the day when I'm busy." - Misty May-Treanor

"I'm not very good at resting on my laurels. I am a bit of a workaholic, and I like to keep busy and active, so I think that's what drives me." - Tricia Helfer

"Stay working. Stay busy. It should be motivation instead of down time because down time is like being depressed. It shouldn't be like that. It should really be motivation to keep going." - Lil Durk

"The paid Trump surrogates help CNN keep his supporters engaged with their shows, but it also sends their own reporters busy chasing after many of their false claims. That's not a virtuous news cycle. It's an insidious one." - David Folkenflik

"We must keep ourselves busy with finding ways to generate wealth for generations to come and work to pass down things to our children for them to pass down to their children." - Ti

"We don't want support for scientific research just to keep scientists busy: we want scientists to be looked upon by the public as people who can do things for them that they can't do themselves." - John Cunningham McLennan

"I have another Russian idea, too, with a place and a period, so I guess I have enough to keep me busy for quite some time, especially considering that I'm such a slow writer." - Martin C. Smith

"Solitude is an essential element for the spiritual health of a child. If we only stimulate our children - keep them busy with endless stories with no space to be alone - that's not good." - Henri Nouwen

"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

"Work, work, work. I like to keep myself busy. I start to get a little stir-crazy during downtime. That's when I turn to working out - running, hitting the gym, etc." - Raul Castillo

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

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

"Doing nothing means unplugging from the compulsion to always keep ourselves busy, the habit of shielding ourselves from certain feelings, the tension of trying to manipulate our experience before we even fully acknowledge what that experience is." - Sharon Salzberg

"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

"I'm really in retirement. My career is over. I'm just playing now and having a great time. I like to keep busy, and I'm doing what's fun for me." - Dick Van Dyke

"My mom devised a plan to get me out of the house and gave me the choice between ballet or skating. She knew both of those sports were time-consuming and would keep me busy with hours of practice." - Ashley Wagner

"I juice everything! Whether it's beet, carrot, or apple, I'll juice it. I always keep brown rice in the kitchen. I'll often pack a cooler full of food to have throughout the day when I'm busy." - Misty Maytreanor

"I always keep myself busy. I'm writing. Or I'm creating something. Or I'm doing stuff with the kids. I'm up incredibly early in the morning; I go to bed incredibly late at night." - Natascha Mcelhone

"I have another Russian idea, too, with a place and a period, so I guess I have enough to keep me busy for quite some time, especially considering that I'm such a slow writer." - Martin Cruz Smith

"I'm someone who's always on the go and crazy busy, so I like to keep snacks in my car and at the office, and Cracker Jack'd is a really yummy snack that I love. I definitely am a big snacker." - Ashley Tisdale

"I am endlessly busy, bringing up five young kids, and trying to keep up with the three older ones. I still spend most of my life driving car pools." - Danielle Steel

"I don't think the Hollywood community is interested in what I can do. That's all right. I've never looked for a job in my life, and I'm not going to start now. I have plenty to keep me busy." - Mercedes Mccambridge

"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." - David Sedaris

"Either get busy living or get busy dying" - Stephen King

"If you're not busy being born, you're busy dying." - Bob Dylan

"He who is not busy being born is busy dying." - Bob Dylan

"If you're too busy to're too busy" - Mother Teresa

"Better to be busy than to be busy worrying." - Angela Lansbury

"He not busy being born is busy dying." - Bob Dylan

"The man who keeps busy helping the man below him won't have time to envy the man above him." - Henrietta Mears

"Busy people are never busybodies." - Ethel Mumford

"Gone out. Backson. Busy backson." - A A Milne

"What happened? Satan was busy?" - Sam Kinison

"Busy old fool, unruly Sophie" - Diana Wynne Jones

"In busy companies of men." - Andrew Marvell

"Busy idleness urges us on." - Horace

"I'm too busy for relationships." - Rita Ora

"I'm busy all the time." - Thalia

"Keep thy shop, and thy shop will keep thee." - Benjamin Franklin

"Even if there were two of me, I still couldn't do all that has to be done. No matter what, though, I keep up my running. Running every day is a kind of lifeline for me, so I'm not going to lay off or quit just because I'm busy. If I used being busy as an excuse not to run, I'd never run again. I have only a few reasons to keep on running, and a truckload of them to quit. All I can do is keep those few reasons nicely polished." - Haruki Murakami

"It is in the interests of our society to promote those things that take the edge off, keep us busy with our fixes, and keep us slightly numbed out and zombie like. In this way our modern consumer society itself functions as an addict." - Anne Wilson Schaef

"Never look back, except for an occasional glance, look ahead and plan for the future. Success is not built on past laurels, but rather on a continuous activity. Keep busy searching out new ideas and, experimentally, keep ahead of the times, or at least up with them." - Dorothy Draper

"Being my own boss and working inside an industry that's not really an industry, I need to keep busy and keep working. The only way to make money in music - unless you're managing someone - is to tour, and even that depends on where you are at." - Kyp Malone

"George Bernard Shaw was right. He summed it all up when he said: "The secret of being miserable is to have the leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not." So don't bother to think about it! Spit on your hands and get busy. Your blood will start circulating; your mind will start ticking-and pretty soon this whole positive upsurge of life in your body will drive worry from your mind. Get busy. Keep busy. It's the cheapest kind of medicine there is on this earth-and one of the best." - Dale Carnegie

"The truth is despite the hard work and juggling required to keep the different facets of the frantic life afloat, the "superwoman"has one marvelous compensation. Being busy and being seen to be busy lets you off the hook. Buys you a way out of all aspects of your many roles you secretly despiselike cleaning cupboardsor entertaining your husband's business friends. When you combine wife, mother, career and all, each role become the perfect excuse for avoiding the worst aspects of the other." - Bettina Arndt



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