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75 Busy Quotes That Offer An Insight Into The Human Psyche

75 Busy Quotes That Offer An Insight Into The Human Psyche

Read these busy quotes to remind you about being too busy for your spouse, family, friends, or worst of all, life itself. In today’s fast world, everyone is busy. Yes, being busy as a bee “can be” a good thing. It provides you with a way to reach for your goals and turn your dreams into reality.

However, being too involved or engaged may make you forget about living your life or to enjoy the things that you like. It might make you overwrought over a period of time and rob your creativity and energy. In case you have a few spare minutes, here are some of the amazing busy quotes to direct you towards your goals and to accomplish your target.

Busy Quotes:

1.“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.” Brene Brown

2.“Life is not enjoyed by being busy over everything in general, but being passionate about one thing in particular. Always focus on that one thing; dream it and live it!” Israel more Ayivor

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

4.“Busy hands are better than babbling mouth.” Amit Kalantri

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

6.“God is busy and has no time for you.” Dejan Stojanovic

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

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

9.“Make your friends a priority, so they are not lost to the black hole of a busy, hurried life.” Judy Dippel

10.“No one is too busy to do what they actually prefer.” Alan Cohen

11.“There is no time to be angry, always be busy with love.” Debasish Mridha

12.“People are busy creating families, building businesses, working from morning until night, but they don’t know what it is to live a full life.” Sunday Adelaja

13.“A productive employee who is kept busy working at his or her job is far more likely to be happy at that job and less likely to look for employment elsewhere.” Zig Ziglar

14.“People who truly live their lives don’t have time to complain or judge others. They’re too busy enjoying life and love and everything in between!” Charlotte Eriksson

15.“Stop chasing another busy self to become. Your real self is idle waiting to be lived… Go; take up your real self!” Israel more Ayivor

16.“The hopeful lenses of our eyes are fixed on the busy hands of our dependable God… He is working hardly on our prayers… Don’t be afraid!” Israel more Ayivor

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

18.“He not busy being born is busy dying.” Bob Dylan

19.“We need to make sure that we never get too busy with life that we don’t have time to live.” Daniel Willey

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20.“Busy hands achieve more than idle tongues.” Matshona Dhliwayo

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

22.“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

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

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

25.“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

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

27.“Busy is good because it shows you’re alive.” Alison G. Bailey

28.“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

29.“Beware the barrenness of a busy life.” Socrates

30.“Did you know there’s a difference between being busy and being fruitful? Did you ever stop to think that just being busy – running around in circles all day, but not accomplishing anything – is the same as wasting your time? It’s frustrating to expend so much energy and time and not have any fruit of your effort!” Joyce Meyer

31.“If you are too busy to develop your talents, you are too busy.” Julia Cameron

32.“From the time we’re born until we die, we’re kept busy with artificial stuff that isn’t important.” Tom Ford

33.“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

34.“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

35.“Get busy living, or get busy dying.” Stephen King

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

37.“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

38.“Have you ever noticed some people are able to stay organized while getting a massive quantity of work accomplished, while others appear to be busy but never actually produce results? Time management is the key to becoming a successful entrepreneur.“ Clay Clark

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

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

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

42.“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

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43.“I feel like I’m too busy writing history to read it.” Kanye West

44.“I have never regarded myself as this or that. I have been too busy being myself to bother about regarding myself.” Rex Stout

45.“I like to stay busy, I like to stay focused, and I like to stay creative. Without being creative, I’d be dead.” Jeremy Renner

46.“The more we do, the more we can do; the more busy we are, the more leisure we have.” Dag Hammarskjold

47.“I really love being busy because I am – feel like I am at my best when I am busy.” Aisha Tyler

48.“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

49.“Have you noticed that even the busiest people are never too busy to take time to tell you how busy they are?” Bob Talbert

50.“If we are paying attention to our lives, we’ll recognize those defining moments. The challenge for so many of us is that we are so deep into daily distractions and ‘being busy, busy’ that we miss out on those moments and opportunities that – if jumped on – would get our careers and personal lives to a whole new level of wow.” Robin S. Sharma

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

52.“Technology can be our best friend, and technology can also be the biggest party pooper of our lives. It interrupts our own story, interrupts our ability to have a thought or a daydream, to imagine something wonderful, because we’re too busy bridging the walk from the cafeteria back to the office on the cell phone.” Steven Spielberg

53.“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

54.“In my experience, being busy and working hard is the key to sanity/happiness.” Jemima Khan

55.“The man who is too busy to read is never likely to lead.” BC Forbes

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

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

58.“In the midst of a busy life don’t forget to live.” Marty Rubin

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

60.“My father kept me busy from dawn to dusk when I was a kid. When I wasn’t pitching hay, hauling corn or running a tractor, I was heaving a baseball into his mitt behind the barn… If all the parents in the country followed his rule, juvenile delinquency would be cut in half in a year’s time.” Bob Feller

61.“Not being busy is something I worry about, but I think work begets work.” Dominic Monaghan

62.“O man you are busy working for the world, and the world is busy trying to turn you out.” Abu Bakr

63.“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.

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64.“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

65.“One of the nice things about being busy is it makes you focus on what’s important to you and how you use your time.” Lorne Michaels

66.“People are often so busy living that they never stop to wonder why.” Terry Pratchett

67.“People are so busy positioning themselves before the screen and talking on the damn cell phones, communicating, that we’re not reading, and in fact we’re not really communicating, either. We’re not talking to each other. There’s just all these screens and wires and technology in between.” Lee Smith

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

69.“Let’s be honest; it’s rather easy to be busy. We all can think up a list of tasks that will overwhelm our schedules. Some might even think that their self-worth depends on the length of their to-do list. They flood the open spaces in their time with lists of meetings and minutia – even during times of stress and fatigue.” Dieter F. Uchtdorf

70.“Sometimes we get so busy with our daily lives, we do not take the steps and time necessary to be introspective.” Ken Poirot

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

72.“They’re busy doing things they think are important. This is because they’re chasing the wrong things.” Morrie Schwartz

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

74.“We talk a lot on ‘Biggest Loser’ about how fitness is a natural antidepressant, how it burns off stress. What I like about running is that it gives me time alone. I’m always busy, with people at work, with my kids. I love getting out for a run by myself and just listening to my music.” Alison Sweeney

75.“Be kind to humanity, she is very lonely, everyone is busy with themselves.” Debasish Mridha


Being busy is cool, but it is not always good. Finding time for your passion or hobbies is equally important. In today’s busy world, finding some time to spend with your loved ones or to spare some time for self-introspection is getting harder.

Don’t be so busy that you actually forget how to live. After all busy does not mean better.

By all means follow your hearts and chase your dreams, but also remember to achieve a work-life balance. Many of the above celebrities managed to do that and we know even you can do it!