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Busy Quotes

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Greg Behrendt
“If he’s not calling you, it’s because you are not on his mind. If he creates expectations for you, and then doesn’t follow through on little things, he will do same for big things. Be aware of this and realize that he’s okay with disappointing you. Don’t be with someone who doesn’t do what they say they’re going to do. If he’s choosing not to make a simple effort that would put you at ease and bring harmony to a recurring fight, then he doesn’t respect your feelings and needs. “Busy” is another word for “asshole.” “Asshole” is another word for the guy you’re dating. You deserve a fcking phone call.”
Greg Behrendt

Greg Behrendt
“You picked a lemon, throw it away lemonade is overrated. Freaks should remain at the circus, not in your apartment. You already have one asshole. You don’t need another. Make a space in your life for the glorious things you deserve. Have faith.”
Greg Behrendt , He's Just Not That Into You: The No-Excuses Truth to Understanding Guys

Mother Teresa
“Never be so busy as not to think of others.”
Mother Teresa, The Joy in Loving: A Guide to Daily Living

Laura Vanderkam
“Instead of saying “I don’t have time” try saying “it’s not a priority,” and see how that feels. Often, that’s a perfectly adequate explanation. I have time to iron my sheets, I just don’t want to. But other things are harder. Try it: “I’m not going to edit your résumé, sweetie, because it’s not a priority.” “I don’t go to the doctor because my health is not a priority.” If these phrases don’t sit well, that’s the point. Changing our language reminds us that time is a choice. If we don’t like how we’re spending an hour, we can choose differently.”
Laura Vanderkam
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Catherynne M. Valente
“And if they thought her aimless, if they thought her a bit mad, let them. It meant they left her alone. Marya was not aimless, anyway. She was thinking.”
Catherynne M. Valente, Deathless

Lin Yutang
“Those who are wise won't be busy, and those who are too busy can't be wise.”
Lin Yutang, The Importance of Living

Shonda Rhimes
“They tell you: Follow your dreams. Listen to your spirit. Change the world. Make your mark. Find your inner voice and make it sing. Embrace failure. Dream. Dream and dream big. As a matter of fact, dream and don’t stop dreaming until your dream comes true.
I think that’s crap.
I think a lot of people dream. And while they are busy dreaming, the really happy people, the really successful people, the really interesting, powerful, engaged people? Are busy doing.”
Shonda Rhimes, Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person

Toba Beta
“Problem with an old friend who is too busy:
he always perceives you as if never changed.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Dorothy Allison
“I did things I did not understand for reasons I could not begin to explain just to be in motion, to be trying to do something, change something in a world I wanted desperately to make over but could not imagine for myself.”
Dorothy Allison, Trash

Steve Maraboli
“When someone tells you they are too 'busy'… It’s not a reflection of their schedule; it’s a reflection of YOUR spot on their schedule.”
Steve Maraboli

Sanhita Baruah
“But some relationships aren't meant to last.

They are worthy only till the time the two persons involved have time for each other.

They do not know eternity. They live for the present, the "now". And when distance plays it part, or life turns out to be busy, they fall apart.

And may be that's why they're never termed "LOVE". They simply remain what they were - mere RELATIONSHIPS.”
Sanhita Baruah

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

Dejan Stojanovic
“Busy with the ugliness of the expensive success
We forget the easiness of free beauty
Lying sad right around the corner,
Only an instant removed,
Unnoticed and squandered.”
Dejan Stojanovic

V.K. Springs
“Some times things just fall off your plate.”
V.K. Springs

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

Henry David Thoreau
“ليس كافيًا أن تكون مشغولًا. فكذلك النمل. السؤال هو: بماذا نحن مشغولون ؟”
Henry David Thoreau

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

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Get out of your mind and become crazy about your future in a creative way!”
Michael Bassey Johnson

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

Bill Buford
“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, Heat: An Amateur's Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany

“The problem is that those of us who are lucky enough to do work that we love are sometimes cursed with too damn much of it.”
Terry Gross, All I Did Was Ask: Conversations with Writers, Actors, Musicians, and Artists

“Dust sleeping on your bookshelf
and all your plants are drying out
you are too busy to save yourself
is your mind heading for burnout?
Coffee rings on your bedside table
anxiety pills under your pillowcase
working round the clock to foot the bill
is there no time for breakfast these days?
Friends haven't seen you in a while
your phone is always out of reach
you're slowly forgetting how to smile
is your silence a figure of speech?
Life can sometimes seem to be unfair
but hoping is better than you think
send the message in a bottle if you dare
is it so hard to not force yourself to sink?”
Akash Mandal

“I'm not ignoring you. I'm busy building my empire.”
Moosa Rahat

Todd Stocker
“Busyness chokes deep thinking.”
Todd Stocker, Refined: Turning Pain Into Purpose

Debasish Mridha
“Some of us are busy doing things; some of us are busy complaining.”
Debasish Mridha

Seneca
“In consequence, when the pleasures have been removed which busy people derive from their actual activities, the mind cannot endure the house, the solitude, the walls, and hates to observe its own isolation. From this arises that boredom and self-dissatisfaction, that turmoil of a restless mind and gloomy and grudging endurance of our leisure, especially when we are ashamed to admit the reasons for it and our sense of shame drives the agony inward, and our desires are trapped in narrow bounds without escape and stifle themselves. From this arise melancholy and mourning and a thousand vacillations of a wavering mind, buoyed up by the birth of hope and sickened by the death of it. From this arises the state of mind of those who loathe their own leisure and complain that they have nothing to do, and the bitterest envy at the promotion of others. For unproductive idleness nurtures malice, and because they themselves could not prosper they want everyone else to be ruined. Then from this dislike of others' success and despair of their own, their minds become enraged against fortune, complain about the times, retreat into obscurity, and brood over their own sufferings until they become sick and tired of themselves.”
Seneca, On the Shortness of Life

Amit Abraham
“Be busy with your free life.”
Amit Abraham

Mitch Albom
“What happened to me? I asked myself.
Morris's high, smoky voice took me back to my university years, when I thought rich people were evil, a shirt and tie were prison clothes, and life without freedom to get up and go - motorcycle beneath you, breeze in your face, down the streets of Paris, into the mountains of Tibet - was not a good life at all. What happened to me?”
Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie

Mitch Albom
“I had also developed my own culture. Work.
Over the years, I had taken labor as my companion and had moved everything else to the side.”
Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie

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