Keeping Busy Quotes

Quotes tagged as "keeping-busy" (showing 1-7 of 7)
Karen Quan
“Keeping busy is the hardest part. When I find myself still, clear of thoughts, I can still feel you holding me.”
Karen Quan, Write like no one is reading 2

Lisa Kleypas
“At least work keeps you from your vices," Win quipped one evening before supper, rubbing his hair affectionately as she joined him in the parlor. "I happen to like my vices," Leo told her. "That's why I went to the trouble of acquiring them."

- Win & Leo”
Lisa Kleypas, Married By Morning

Maureen  Brady
“Many of us learned that keeping busy…kept us at a distance from our feelings...Some of us took the ways we busied ourselves—becoming overachievers & workaholics—as self esteem…But whenever our inner feeling did not match our outer surface, we were doing ourselves a disservice…If stopping to rest meant being barraged with this discrepancy, no wonder we were reluctant to cease our obsessive activity.”
Maureen Brady, Beyond Survival: A Writing Journey for Healing Childhood Sexual Abuse

Aleister Crowley
“And allow me again to assure you that when you've got yourself going, doing your True Will, you won't find you have any time to get bored.”
Aleister Crowley, Diary of a Drug Fiend

Maureen  Brady
“In the grief that comes with recognizing what happened to us, we often feel there is nowhere to turn for solace…We do things to keep it away, such as becoming overly busy or using drugs or alcohol to numb our feelings. When we are caught up in resistance, we do not feel hope, but when we surrender to our sadness fully, hope trickles in.”
Maureen Brady, Beyond Survival: A Writing Journey for Healing Childhood Sexual Abuse

Haruki Murakami
“我要百分之百地发挥自己地能力,不达到极限绝不罢休。想拿的就拿,不想拿的就不拿,就这样生存下去。不行的话,到不行的时候再另行考虑。反过来想,不公平的社会同时也是大有用武之地的社会。”

“这话像是有些我行我素的味道。” 我说。

“不过,我并不是仰脸望天静等苹果掉进嘴里,我在尽我的一切努力,在付出比你大十倍的努力。”

“恐怕是的。” 我承认。

“所以,有时我环顾世人就气不打一处来——这些家伙为什么不知道努力呢?不努力何必还牢骚满腹呢?”

我惊讶地看着永泽的脸:“在我的印象中,世上的人也都在辛辛苦苦拼死拼活地忙个没完,莫不是我看错了?”

“那不是努力,只是劳动。”
Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

Alexander McCall Smith
“He is a good, kind man,” said Mma Potokwane. “And such men are often too busy. I have noticed that round here too. That man I was talking to just then—one of our groundsmen—he is like that. He is so kind that everybody asks him to do everything. We had a bad-tempered man working here once and he had nothing to do because nobody, apart form myself, of course, had the courage to ask him to do anything.”
Alexander McCall Smith, In the Company of Cheerful Ladies