Busy Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old busy quotes, busy sayings, and busy proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Some people are busy working on their pose instead of their purpose. Saji Ijiyemi
We are so busy that the truth about our lives can't catch up. Brena Brown
I was busy welcoming a new experience. I had never done a movie before. Chita Rivera
Anyone too busy to say thank you will get fewer and fewer chances to say it. Harvey Mackay
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
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
Because my business life is so busy, my home is really my sanctuary. That is where I reflect and spend quality time with my girls. Rachel Roy
Keep yourself busy if you want to avoid depression. For me, inactivity is the enemy. Matt Lucas
It's as busy as we can possibly get. It's monstrous. In terms of dollars bet, it's growing a little bit. Robert Walker
Real men stay faithful. They don't have time to look for other women because they're too busy looking for new ways to love their own. John F. Kennedy
If you are too busy to develop your talents, you are too busy. Julia Cameron
I'm too busy looking for the next role to do. I think about how to continue, to survive in the same vein. I like my career and my life as it is. John Travolta
You were so busy trying to be my savior that you left me all alone. Gayle Forman
Being busy is better than being bored. Bored left a long time ago. Busy is always around for me. Tabitha Robin
Busy remaking the world, man forgot to remake himself. Andrei Platonov
People are often so busy living that they never stop to wonder why. Terry Pratchett
People are busy and should feel good about doing what they can. Ryan Rybolt
Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans. John Lennon
Some of us are busy doing things; some of us are busy complaining. Debasish Mridha
Keep busy while you are waiting for something to happen. Robert Genn
The man who is too busy to read is never likely to lead. B C Forbes
It will be extremely busy and we will have an extra person again just taking care of the lottery people. Johnnie Lowery
Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it. Henry David Thoreau
O man you are busy working for the world, and the world is busy trying to turn you out. Abu Bakr
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.
As long as you're too busy trying to become something that you're not, you can't see your own immortality. Frederick Lenz
I am always busy, which is perhaps the chief reason why I am always well. Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Heaven is too busy to listen to half hearted prayers or to respond to pop calls. Edward Mckendree Bounds
The great thing about an independent film is that you're too busy working, and you're too busy hoping to God to get it done. Ann Dowd
He who is too busy doing good finds no time to be good. Rabindranath Tagore
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
I love to keep busy. The challenge of fitting all of my activities into each day is my motivation. Sarah Kochik
Nowhere so busy a man as he than he, and yet he seemed busier than he was. Geoffrey Chaucer
Don't get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life. Dolly Parton
The busy man is never wise and the wise man is never busy. Lin Yutang
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 R. Covey
Some people are so busy learning the tricks of the trade that they never learn the trade. Vernon Law
Everybody is now so busy teaching that nobody has any time to learn. Agnes Repplier
It is good to be busy. Being busy takes our mind off being in love at the wrong time, in the wrong place and with the wrong guy. Melissa de la Cruz
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. Matshona Dhliwayo
No matter how busy you are, you must take time to make the other person feel important. Mary Kay Ash
The busy have no time for tears. Lord Byron
You can't right the wrongs because you'll never understand the cause and you'll be too busy dodging the effect. Henry Rollins
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. Billy Graham
We are too busy to pray, and so we are too busy to have power. We have a great deal of activity, but we accomplish little; many services but few conversions; much machinery but few results. R. A. Torrey
For everybody in their busy lives, you need to invest in sharpening your tools, and you need to invest in longevity. Ryan Holmes
We want to continue to keep our youth busy so they have more activities than just hanging around the streets and getting in trouble. Steve Russell
Facts are too busy being true to worry about how you feel about them. Dan Wells
My feeling is that any day I am too busy to run is a day that I am too busy. John Bryant
Hurried...like one who had always a multiplicity of tasks on hand. Charlotte Bronte
I often meet people who are too busy to take care of their wealth. And there are people too busy to take care of their health. The cause is the same. They're busy, and they stay busy as a way to avoid something they do not want to face. Robert Kiyosaki
It's not enough to be busy...The question is: What are we busy about? Henry David Thoreau
The Chinese word for 'busy' consists of two parts. One part symbolizes the human heart, the other part symbolizes death. The meaning that can be extrapolated is that when one is excessively busy, his heart is dead. Chin-Ning Chu
Guard the senses and life is ever full...always be busy and life is beyond hope. Lao Tzu
Every man is worth just as much as the things he busies himself with. Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
None are so busy as the fool and the knave. John Dryden
The busiest men have the most leisure. English Proverb
The happiest people are those who are too busy to notice whether they are or not. William Feather
The busy man has few idle visitors; to the boiling pot, the flies come not. Benjamin Franklin
The more we do, the more we can do; the more busy we are, the more leisure we have. William Hazlitt
The busier we are, the more acutely we feel that we live. Immanuel Kant
No thoroughly occupied man was ever yet very miserable. Letitia Landon
A man who is very busy seldom changes his opinions. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Extreme busyness, whether at school or college, kirk or market, is a symptom of deficient vitality; and a faculty for idleness implies a catholic appetite and a strong sense of personal identity. Robert Louis Stevenson
We all have exactly the same number of minutes in a day. The question is, how will we use them? Most people today are either too busy— or not busy enough. The Bible tells us that both extremes are wrong. Billy Graham
I was tired from training and leading such a busy life, tired of having to bear the pressure and come through for others. Grete Waitz
Keep always busy so that the devil will find you always engaged. Jerome
It is day still, you better get busy! Night will intrude when no one can be active. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Don't be so busy looking for problems that you forget to notice the improvement. Todd Whitaker
While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior. Henry C. Link
He not busy being born is busy dying. Bob Dylan
Don't confuse being busy with being productive. Just because you're busy all the time doesn't mean you're getting closer to your goals. Karen McKenna
You wear a watch to keep on schedule. You buy books on time management. And complain that you're so busy you just don't have enough time in the day. Marcus Aurelius
Ours is too busy a world, and here is no time for considering. Louis L'Amour
His crowded life of God's good giving / No man has relished more than I; / I've been so goldarned busy living / I've never had the time to die. / So busy fishing, hunting, roving, / Up on my toes and fighting fit; / So busy singing, laughing, loving, / I've never had the time to quit. Robert William Service
I would think of a thousand things, / Lovely and durable, and taste them slowly, / One after one, like tasting a sweet food. / I have need to busy my heart with quietude. Rupert Brooke
Hello, hello, baby / You called, I can't hear a thing / I have got no service / In the club, you see, see / Wha-wha-what did you say? / Oh, you're breaking up on me / Sorry, I cannot hear you / I'm kinda busy. Beyonce Giselle Knowles
And you were just too busy being fabulous / Too busy to think about us / I don't know what you were dreaming’ of / Somehow you forgot about love / And you were just too busy being fabulous, uh-huh. Glenn Frey