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Keeping Busy Quotes


"The secret is keeping busy, and loving what you do." - Lionel Hampton

"Painting's not important. The important thing is keeping busy." - Grandma Moses

"The majority prove their worth by keeping busy. A busy life is the nearest thing to a purposeful life." - Eric Hoffer

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

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

"Am I keeping my promises?" - Robert Breault

"Once you've learned to think you can't stop. And an enormous number of people devote their lives to keeping their minds busy and feel extremely uncomfortable with silence." - Alan Watts

"For God must have more important universal matters to attend to than keeping himself busy with us, people! God is not interested in local matters!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"I was too busy doing my job and living my life to spend time keeping notes for some future volume of memoirs." - Pierre Trudeau

"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." - Napoleon Hill

"we're too busy keeping our emotions in check to ever dream of infinite possibilities. And maybe that is the ultimate conspiracy." - Ramtha

"In my early twenties, that's when I really began to write. Before that, I was too busy working, keeping myself going." - Paula Fox

"A wedding is not house-keeping." - Victor Hugo

"Keeping an open mind is always important." - Chris Hemsworth

"Many are idly busy. Domitian was busy, but then it was catching flies." - Jeremy Taylor

"I didn't watch cartoons, I was too busy playing football." - Alan Shearer

"As a writer, one is busy with archaeology." - Michael Ondaatje

"London's so busy, London's manic half the time." - Tom Hopper

"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

"I must learn more about these people?try to understand them, put myself in their place. No, instead I am so busy keeping my head above water that I scarcely know who I am, much less who anyone else is." - Sylvia Plath

"Activity is not achievement. It is not enough to rush about beginning a lot of things and keeping busy. A well-spent life is one that rounds out what it has begun." - Eknath Easwaran

"I must learn more about these peopletry to understand them, put myself in their place. No, instead I am so busy keeping my head above water that I scarcely know who I am, much less who anyone else is." - Sylvia Plath

"I must learn more about these people-try to understand them, put myself in their place. No, instead I am so busy keeping my head above water that I scarcely know who I am, much less who anyone else is." - Sylvia Plath

"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

"Modern women - we're very good at keeping ourselves busy. There are PTA meetings, exercising, bake sales at school. I like that my life is not the same every day." - Cindy Crawford

"Alchemists turned into chemists when they stopped keeping secrets." - Eric S Raymond

"Keeping the head still is golf's one universal, unarguable fundamental." - Jack Nicklaus

"you're an expert at sorry and keeping the lines blurry" - Taylor Swift

"Make your work to be in keeping with your purpose" - Leonardo Da Vinci

"not keeping a promise is the same as lying!" - Eric Jerome Dickey

"One is always nearer by not keeping still," - Thom Gunn

"We have a passion for keeping things simple." - Charlie Munger

"Straightforwardness and simplicity are in keeping with goodness." - Seneca the Younger

"The minute you start keeping score, you're destroying the relationship." - Tony Robbins

"Christianity got over the difficulty of combining furious opposites, by keeping them both, and keeping them both furious." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"A dictator's chief problem is keeping the stomachs of his subjects full while keeping their heads empty." - Evan Esar

"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

"You may be keeping a diary of your thoughts but know that, in every religion, the God you believe is keeping a diary of your actions." - Steve Maraboli

"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

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

"Being busy with work, and as a mum, I'm a big fan of online shopping." - Kirsty Gallacher

"I'm fundamentally a busy person; I spend my time doing useful things and profoundly useless things!" - Romola Garai

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

"I have a very busy head. I have inside voices that I have learned to contain." - Tom Hardy

"I have busy nights." - Marion Cotillard

"A man has always to be busy with his thoughts if anything is to be accomplished." - Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek

"I love being busy." - Dolly Parton

"I'm constantly busy." - Norman Reedus

"I love being busy." - Ashley Tisdale

"I wasn't much into girlfriends. I was too busy tinkering in the garage." - Woody Norris

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

"I'm pretty busy." - Bill Oreilly

"The universe is a meat grinder and we're just pork in designer shoes, keeping busy so we can pretend we're not all headed for the sausage factory. Maybe I've been hallucinating this whole time and there is no Heaven and Hell. Instead of having to choose between God and the devil, maybe our only real choice comes down to link or patty?" - Richard Kadrey

"The individual's most vital need is to prove his worth, and this usually means an insatiable hunger for action. For it is only the few who can acquire a sense of worth by developing and employing their capacities and talents. The majority prove their worth by keeping busy." - Eric Hoffer

"We try to abolish intervals by our manic insistence on keeping busy, on doing something. And as a result, all we succeed in doing is destroying all hope of tranquility. ... . You have to learn to immerse yourself in the silences between." - Lyall Watson

"The focus of Congress is on keeping the nation secure - and it doesn't see that food security is an essential part of that responsibility. Instead of putting more food on the tables of America, they are busy finding ways to take it away." - Madeleine M Kunin

"A lot of people live much more simply than in the old days. That doesn't bother me. Keeping busy is the problem. Television guest shot fees are going down. You can do a dozen guest shots a year, but you're not making that much money." - Harry Morgan

"The ground of mercy is love, and the working of mercy is our keeping in love." - Julian of Norwich

"Regardless of what you play, the biggest thing is keeping the feel going." - Wes Montgomery

"Keeping your artistic self as creative as possible is a balancing act." - Karrin Allyson

"Keeping a journal will change your life in ways that you'd never imagine." - Oprah Winfrey

"No big deal. We all have blood in us, the trick is keeping it inside." - Jeff Lindsay

"Keep on keeping on!!!" - Joel Osteen

"And the Baron's retainers were blithe and gay, And keeping their Christmas holiday." - Thomas Haynes Bayly

"I killed so many women I have a hard time keeping them straight." - Gary Ridgway

"So keeping the box closed just keeps you in the dark, not the universe." - John Green

"Keeping people on side is a precondition of making any progress on sustainability issues" - Jonathon Porritt

"Retirement is having nothing to do and someone always keeping you from it." - Robert Breault

"Talking is always a good idea. There's no harm in keeping lines of communication open." - Brian Reynolds Myers

"It is never more difficult to speak well than when we are ashamed of keeping silent." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"The person that loses their conscience has nothing left worth keeping." - Izaak Walton

"Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits." - Hervey Allen

"I'm single and looking and failing miserably. I'm keeping my options open." - Katie Leung

"I accredit animals for keeping me going when times were bad." - Kelly Bishop

"I own the whole world, and folks haven't been keeping up too well on the payments." - Orson Scott Card

"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

"Norway did not even have a revolution at the time the rest of Europe was busy figuring out human rights and stuff, because we were busy fighting over how to spell it." - Erik Naggum

"We call it keeping up with the Joneses. They buy a boat and we buy a bigger one. They get a new TV and we get a big screen. They start a business and we start planning our articles of incorporation and the first stock release. And while we're so busy keeping up, we ignore our soul, the inner voice, that's telling us that it really wants to teach children to read. While it helps to identify with each other, we're not the same. So why compare ourselves on the basis of material things? Are you walking a path with heart in your own life, regardless of what others have?" - Melody Beattie

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

"We should have much more peace if we would not busy ourselves with the sayings and doings of others." - Thomas A Kempis

"Busy people are never busybodies." - Ethel Mumford

"I'm very busy with schoolwork, of course." "How can she be?" said Ron in horror. "We"re on vacation!" - J K Rowling

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

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

"When you're busy blocking out difficult emotions and feelings, you're not going to feel the good stuff, either." - Valerie Bertinelli

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

"In busy companies of men." - Andrew Marvell

"I told her tea bags were just a convenience for people with busy lives and she said no one is so busy they can't take time to make a decent cup of tea and if you are that busy you don't deserve a decent cup of tea for what is it all about anyway? Are we put into this world to be busy or to chat over a nice cup of tea?" - Frank Mccourt

"I've always just given myself to the band, if you know what I mean, and been busy with that." - Stevie Jackson

"I like to keep busy." - Len Cariou

"Busy idleness urges us on." - Horace

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

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

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

"I like to keep busy." - George Wendt

"My family are my priority but I've always had a strong work ethic and I like to be busy." - Amanda Holden

"Violent passions are formed in solitude. In the busy world no object has time to make a deep impression." - Henry Home

"Before, if your phone was busy, your phone was busy. You had no cell phone. Now people work 24/7, their BlackBerry keeps them busy, and e-mail - and when do they have time for other pursuits? When do they have time to be politically active?" - Paula Patton

"Perhaps I overemphasized the value of keeping busy.... I liked to imagine that I was incapable of doing nothing for afternoons myself, but maybe what disturbed me was that I was capable of it. I feared this was a knack one could get the hang of rather readily, and it was therefore now lurking in my house waiting for me to pick it up like a winter flu." - Lionel Shriver

"...if you are writing without zest, without gusto, without love, without fun, you are only half a writer. It means you are so busy keeping one eye on the commercial market, or one ear peeled for the avant-garde coterie, that you are not being yourself. You don't even know yourself. For the first thing a writer should be is- excited. He should be a thing of fevers and enthusiasms." - Ray Bradbury

"The poet, as everyone knows, must strike his individual note sometime between the ages of fifteen and twenty-five. He may hold it a long time, or a short time, but it is then that he must strike it or never. School and college have been conducted with the almost express purpose of keeping him busy with something else till the danger of his ever creating anything is past." - Robert Frost

"You only have so much time in the day. At the end of the day, you don't want to see the thing that suffers be your family, or your kids, or your home life. It's hard to balance, but that's not anything unique to us and that's probably true for most busy, active, working parents. You know, it's just about finding time, it's about balance, it's about walking the line and making sure you're keeping your priorities in order." - Nick Lachey

"The secret to keeping moving is keeping moving." - Dick Van Dyke

"There is only one thing worse than training employees and losing them, and that's not training them and keeping them" - Zig Ziglar

"If you're keeping score, win!" - Red Auerbach

"When we grow careless of keeping our souls, then God recovers our taste of good things again by sharp crosses." - Richard Sibbes

"Some promises aren't worth keeping." - Holly Black

"Some promises are' worth keeping." - Holly Black

"I believe in keeping running simple and, in regard to shoes, that would mean no gimmicks, unnecessary cushioning, etc" - Bill Rodgers

"The great difficulty about keeping the Ten Commandments is that no man can keep them and be a gentleman." - H L Mencken

"I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with typewriters." - David Gerrold

"Instead of me keeping my art a personal thing, we can use it to save lives, change lives and inspire." - Swizz Beatz

"I'm good at keeping secrets." - Sam Taylorwood

"Jealous, adj. Unduly concerned about the preservation of that which can be lost only if not worth keeping." - Ambrose Bierce

"Keeping a journal implies hope." - Erica Jong

"Keeping grounded and keeping focused and keeping calm and thankful, that comes from God." - Lenny Kravitz

"I'd been busy, busy, so busy, preparing for life, while life floated by me, quiet and swift as a regatta." - Lorene Cary

"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

"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

"A busy life is a wasted life." - Francis Crick

"Self-love is a busy prompter." - Samuel Johnson

"It's not enough to be busy." - Henry David Thoreau

"Focus on being productive instead of busy." - Tim Ferriss

"Dreams, which, beneath the hov'ring shades of night, Sport with the ever-restless minds of men, Descend not from the gods. Each busy brain Creates its own." - Thomas Love Peacock

"The pains we take in books or arts which treat of things remote from the necessaries of life is a busy idleness." - Thomas Fuller

"We should enjoy more peace if we did not busy ourselves with the words and deeds of other men, which appertain not to our charge." - Jeremy Taylor

"If you're not busy living, you're dying." - Vince Flynn

"I do not have any official responsibilities related to the Australian Olympic Committee or the Federation of Athletic Associations since I am too busy with my private business." - Cathy Freeman

"With two kids. It's always too busy." - Eddie Jemison

"I'm content because I'm a busy person." - George W Bush

"Too fucking busy, and vice versa." - Dorothy Parker

"A busy mother makes slothful daughters." - Proverbs

"How come wrong numbers are never busy?" - Anonymous

"Busy opinion is an idle fool." - John Ford (dramatist)

"In the busy haunts of men." - Felicia Hemans

"To be busy is man's only happiness." - Mark Twain

"Busy opinion is an idle fool." - John Ford

"But never fear, gentlemen; castration was really not the point of feminism, and we women are too busy eviscerating one another to take you on." - Anna Quindlen

"Error is always more busy than truth." - Hosea Ballou

"As an actor, you're never busy enough." - Bryan Callen



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