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Happiness is a matter of one's most ordinary and everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self.
We all need to look into the dark side of our nature - that's where the energy is, the passion. People are afraid of that because it holds pieces of us we're busy denying.
Those who have least to do are generally the most busy people in the world.
I'm always busy, but I'm lazy as well.
I'm not busy... a woman with three children under the age of 10 wouldn't think my schedule looked so busy.
Painting's not important. The important thing is keeping busy.
Competition is such a virtue, and everybody's so busy competing, they have no time for compassion.
There are eight girls in the house in which I am living, and practically all of them are good looking. You can realize that I am kept busy.
I have a very busy personality.
Mine's a pretty simple strategy: there's not a lot of talent here, but there's a lot of hustle. I have to be in every place I can, and be busy.
Nowadays, people don't ask you how you are, they say, 'Are you busy?' meaning, 'Are you well?' If someone actually does ask you how you are, the most cheerful answer, of course, is a robust 'Busy!' to which the person will reply 'Good!'
Jo Ann Davis
The best person to get something done is a busy person.
According to the U.S. Census, the most common reason people give for not voting is that they were too busy or had conflicting work or school schedules.
The more we do, the more we can do; the more busy we are, the more leisure we have.
I have a very busy life, and not many people who have a career and four kids go out a lot to the movies.
Successful people are the ones who think up things for the rest of the world to keep busy at.
The man who is intent on making the most of his opportunities is too busy to bother about luck.
B. C. Forbes
A little girl who finds a puzzle frustrating might ask her busy mother (or teacher) for help. The child gets one message if her mother expresses clear pleasure at the request and quite another if mommy responds with a curt 'Don't bother me - I've got important work to do.'
Parents are often so busy with the physical rearing of children that they miss the glory of parenthood, just as the grandeur of the trees is lost when raking leaves.
Periods of inactivity, I don't know such things. I'm consistently writing. My life is busy. It always is. There are hardly any moments for self-indulgent laziness.
Pop stars are so busy having a career that they don't really have a lot of time for activism.
People are so busy dreaming the American Dream, fantasizing about what they could be or have a right to be, that they're all asleep at the switch. Consequently we are living in the Age of Human Error.
I like to stay busy, I like to stay focused, and I like to stay creative. Without being creative I'd be dead.
I used to love to untangle chains when I was a child. I had thin, busy fingers, and I never gave up. Perhaps there was a psychiatric component to my concentration but like much of my psychic damage, this worked to everyone's advantage.
Your problem is you're... too busy holding onto your unworthiness.
My mum was too busy raising four of us to encourage my hopes. But I'm glad I had the upbringing I did. It made me a worrier and a thoughtful, curious person.
I have often wished I had time to cultivate modesty... but I am too busy thinking about myself.
The truth is, I think we are a self-less society, not a selfish society. Because we're so busy now.
I love to be busy. I'm envious of people who are able to take their spare time and relax. All I like to do is work. Perhaps it's lingering Calvinist guilt?
So this is the space during tutoring hours. It's very busy. Same principles: one-on-one attention, complete devotion to the students' work and a boundless optimism and sort of a possibility of creativity and ideas.
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