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In our production-oriented society, being busy, having an occupation, has become one of the main ways, if not the main way, of identifying ourselves. Without an occupation, not just our economic security but our very identity is endangered.
Your problem is you're... too busy holding onto your unworthiness.
I started running around my 30th birthday. I wanted to lose weight; I didn't anticipate the serenity. Being in motion, suddenly my body was busy and so my head could work out some issues I had swept under a carpet of wine and cheese. Good therapy, that's a good run.
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
I was kind of like chasing my tail and trying to do the right thing, and was a little bit stupid. Or irresponsible, which is the same thing I guess. It's just been really busy and I had a lot of great opportunities.
Robert Downey, Jr.
In a crowded marketplace, fitting in is a failure. In a busy marketplace, not standing out is the same as being invisible.
I prefer to be busy all day long, and when you work for someone else, you're not busy enough.
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.
My husband is exceedingly busy. For some time the talk of his going had been slack, but just now again there seems to be a move to get him sent to the front!
Too bad all the people who know how to run this country are busy running taxicabs or cutting hair.
I think it's really important to stay active, even when you're very busy. I know it can get hectic and hard to find time, but make that time because you owe it to yourself.
Sad people dislike the happy, and the happy the sad; the quick thinking the sedate, and the careless the busy and industrious.
Successful people are the ones who think up things for the rest of the world to keep busy at.
Yeah, I'm obnoxious, yeah, I cut people off, yeah, I'm rude. You know why? Because you're busy.
So many people are insanely busy nowadays, and it's easy to say, 'Ah, I'll workout tomorrow.' But you have to set aside a time and stick to that schedule.
Some people are so busy learning the tricks of the trade that they never learn the trade.
If work and leisure are soon to be subordinated to this one utopian principle - absolute busyness - then utopia and melancholy will come to coincide: an age without conflict will dawn, perpetually busy - and without consciousness.
If we would only give, just once, the same amount of reflection to what we want to get out of life that we give to the question of what to do with a two weeks' vacation, we would be startled at our false standards and the aimless procession of our busy days.
Dorothy Canfield Fisher
Apples, grapes... any kind of fruit gives me the energy I need to get through my busy day.
For everybody in their busy lives, you need to invest in sharpening your tools, and you need to invest in longevity.
I have a very busy head. I have inside voices that I have learned to contain.
I get very little sleep. But I try to stay constantly busy. My fear is that if I stop working I'll, like, die. So throughout my life I've always tried to remain busy, and I sort of know no other way. I think if my heart rate slowed it would affect my constitution, strangely. I've been trained to do that.
Matthew Gray Gubler
With reading, I was very lucky. I had a mother who read to me, not because she had time - she was a busy woman - but she found 10 minutes to come and sit on my bed with a book.
I don't think I am a workaholic. I prefer to keep busy. It is better than the alternative.
I'm happy to be busy. I'm happy to have a wonderful family.
John F. Kennedy
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