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