Multitasking Sayings and Quotes

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

Multi-tasking is great in the kitchen when you are trying to time the chicken to be ready at the same time as the potatoes. But do not assume it is a great way to manage a workday.     

Joanne Tombrakos

Multitasking the art of doing twice as much as you should half as well as you could.     


A woman becomes better at multitasking when she becomes a mother.     


Multitasking is like constantly pulling up a plant. This kind of constant shifting of your attention means that new ideas and concepts have no chance to take root and flourish.     

Barbara Oakley

Sometimes multitasking with others heart can give you loss of time and money.     

Vishal Sharma

We miss extra bits of knowledge that can add value to our lives. We sort of lack empathy because we're multitasking all the time.     

Kim Stolz

Multitasking turns you into a super woman.     


Most of the work on multitasking suggests that it generally makes you less efficient, not more.     

James Surowiecki

Multi-tasking is merely the opportunity to screw up more than one thing at a time.     

Gary W. Keller

Multitasking divides your attention and leads to confusion and weakened focus.     

Deepak Chopra

Multi-tasking arises out of distraction itself.     

Marilyn vos Savant

The secret to multitasking is that it isn't actually multitasking. It's just extreme focus and organization.     

Joss Whedon

Multitasking the art of driving and looking hot at the same time.     


Multitasking, when it comes to paying attention, is a myth.     

John Medina

You can do two things at once, but you can't focus effectively on two things at once.     

Gary Keller

You can take care of several things at the same time you have already proved it once.     


Ability to do many jobs at a time is not exactly success. But doing one job with utter perfection is the success sought after.     

Mayank Singh Saini

Multitasking doesn't save time it wastes time.     

Gary Keller

If you try to multitask in the classic sense of doing two things at once, what you end up doing is quasi-tasking. It's like being with children. You have to give it your full attention for however much time you have, and then you have to give something else your full attention.     

Joss Whedon

Many people feel they must multi-task because everybody else is multitasking, but this is partly because they are all interrupting each other so much.     

Marilyn vos Savant

Most of the time multitasking is an illusion. You think you are multitasking but in reality you're actually wasting time switching from one task to another.     

Bosco Tjan

The more you multitask, the less deliberative you become; the less able to think and reason out a problem.     

Nicholas Carr

If someone around you is multitasking, you pick up distraction like second-hand smoke.     

Clay Shirky

Multiasking is a myth, it's just an act of breaking your effiency into different tasks.     


What looks like multitasking is really switching back and forth between multiple tasks, which reduces productivity and increases mistakes by up to 50 percent.     

Susan Cain

When you multitask, you believe you're being exceptionally productive, but really, you're fooling yourself. Each time you switch tasks, you have to backtrack a little and remind yourself where you are in the process and what's next. Invariably. you are spending twice as much time on parts of the task.     

Karen Finerman

Eating toast in the shower is the ultimate multitask.     

Harry Styles

Multi-tasking means screwing up several thing at once.