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I'm in an agreeable state: busy, enthusiastic, curious.

Tags: Curious, State  ✍ Author: Isabelle Adjani

No matter how busy you are, you must take time to make the other person feel important.

Tags: Matter, Time  ✍ Author: Mary Kay Ash

Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings.

Tags: Life, Seems  ✍ Author: Jane Austen

As for me, all I know is that I know nothing.

Tags: Beware, Life  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

O man you are busy working for the world, and the world is busy trying to turn you out.

Tags: Trying, Work  ✍ Author: Tammy Faye Bakker

If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it. The more things you do, the more you can do.

Tags: Ask, Done  ✍ Author: Lucille Ball

Error is always more busy than truth.

Tags: Error, Truth  ✍ Author: Hosea Ballou

Americans are far more remarkable than we give ourselves credit for. We've been so busy damning ourselves for years. We've done it all, and yet we don't take credit for it.

Tags: Done, Give  ✍ Author: Ray Bradbury

Let the refining and improving of your own life keep you so busy that you have little time to criticize others.

Tags: Life, Time  ✍ Author: Ray Bradbury

The dons of Oxford and Cambridge are too busy educating the young men to be able to teach them anything.

Tags: Men, Young  ✍ Author: Samuel Butler

The busy have no time for tears.

Tags: Tears, Time  ✍ Author: Lord Byron

I'm too busy acting like I'm not Naive. I've seen it all, I was here first.

Tags: Acting, Here  ✍ Author: Kurt Cobain

You can really only enjoy life when you're extremely busy.

Tags: Enjoy, Life  ✍ Author: Josephine de La Baume

You know, a lot of people say they didn't want to die until the Red Sox won the World Series. Well, there could be a lot of busy ambulances tomorrow.

Tags: Die, Tomorrow  ✍ Author: Johnny Damon

Your problem is you're... too busy holding onto your unworthiness.

Tags: Holding, Problem  ✍ Author: Ram Dass

He not busy being born is busy dying.

Tags: Born, Dying  ✍ Author: Bob Dylan

The role of the intellectual, so it is said, is to speak truth to power. Noam Chomsky has dismissed this pious tag on two grounds. For one thing, power knows the truth already; it is just busy trying to conceal it. For another, it is not those in power who need the truth, but those they oppress.

Tags: Power, Truth  ✍ Author: Terry Eagleton

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.

Tags: Real, Work  ✍ Author: Thomas A. Edison

So this is the space during tutoring hours. It's very busy. Same principles: one-on-one attention, complete devotion to the students' work and a boundless optimism and sort of a possibility of creativity and ideas.

Tags: Creativity, Work  ✍ Author: Dave Eggers

The secret of the truly successful, I believe, is that they learned very early in life how not to be busy. They saw through that adage, repeated to me so often in childhood, that anything worth doing is worth doing well.

Tags: Life, Successful  ✍ Author: Barbara Ehrenreich

Conservation destroys the present. If we are only busy preserving the past, we are not living in the present and unable to look forward. I am against conservation. We should let young people move forward, whether we agree with them or not. We should let new things happen.

Tags: Forward, Past  ✍ Author: Peter Eisenman

I was never particularly wild, just very busy and often didn't think about what I was putting into my body. Today things are very different. I stopped smoking in my late 30s; I avoid wheat and gluten as this makes me feel bloated and sluggish; exercise regularly and bounce out of bed.

Tags: Smoking, Today  ✍ Author: Britt Ekland

Both dreams and myths are important communications from ourselves to ourselves. If we do not understand the language in which they are written, we miss a great deal of what we know and tell ourselves in those hours when we are not busy manipulating the outside world.

Tags: Dreams, Great  ✍ Author: Erich Fromm

In the choice between changing ones mind and proving there's no need to do so, most people get busy on the proof.

Tags: Between, Mind  ✍ Author: John Kenneth Galbraith

Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.

Tags: Between, Mind  ✍ Author: John Kenneth Galbraith
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Being busy with work, and as a mum, I'm a big fan of online shopping.

Tags: Big, Work  ✍ Author: Kirsty Gallacher

I do think my old fella wasn't much of a... I don't remember him ever being a 'dad' dad. He was too busy working. It was a hard life, man.

Tags: Dad, Life  ✍ Author: Noel Gallagher

I have 3 kids and a cat and a busy, noisy house. I get more time to relax when I'm working.

Tags: Time, Working  ✍ Author: Noel Gallagher

Most of us have considerable prosperity in our lives. Often, we are so busy pursuing our unmet desires that we are unable to enjoy all that we already have. Allowing ourselves to really appreciate the prosperity we have created is a big step toward opening to even greater fulfillment.

Tags: Big, Enjoy  ✍ Author: John Gavin

Well, I motorcycle, I hunt, fish, I do all that. I keep busy. I'm never bored. I've never been bored.

Tags: Bored, Keep  ✍ Author: Larry Hagman

I try not to worry about rewriting books that worked well the first time. I'm too busy writing new books to worry about things that are already in print.

Tags: Time, Writing  ✍ Author: Laurell K. Hamilton

Normally I can balance two or three things. The problem is when you're out of work and don't have anything to balance. I think people assume you're always busy. You go through dry spells.

Tags: Problem, Work  ✍ Author: Marvin Hamlisch

The more we do, the more we can do; the more busy we are, the more leisure we have.

Tags: Leisure  ✍ Author: Dag Hammarskjold

I never grew up reading or fantasizing about fairy tales. I was always too busy, like, outside being a kid.

Tags: Kid, Reading  ✍ Author: Armie Hammer

The secret is keeping busy, and loving what you do.

Tags: Loving, Secret  ✍ Author: Lionel Hampton

Sad people dislike the happy, and the happy the sad; the quick thinking the sedate, and the careless the busy and industrious.

Tags: Happy, Sad  ✍ Author: Lou Holtz

He, who every morning plans the transactions of the day, and follows that plan, carries a thread that will guide him through a labyrinth of the most busy life.

Tags: Life, Morning  ✍ Author: Victor Hugo

I played guitar in a band from when I was about 20 for three years. Then I sang a little. Then I started getting really busy as an actor and forgot about it.

Tags: Getting, Guitar  ✍ Author: Michael Imperioli

Our mission began with finding solutions for families, especially busy moms.

Tags: Finding, Mission  ✍ Author: Kathy Ireland

If you have a busy natural foods store in your community, give their bulk cornmeal a try: high turnover means the product will most likely be fresh. And if the cornmeal is organic, all the better.

Tags: Give, Try  ✍ Author: Jeremy Jackson

We cannot embrace God's forgiveness if we are so busy clinging to past wounds and nursing old grudges.

Tags: God, Past  ✍ Author: T. D. Jakes

My mother was a jazz fanatic and she wanted me to play the piano so I could play jazz tunes. I wish I had learned but I was too busy getting into trouble!

Tags: Learned, Mother  ✍ Author: Etta James

I've put in so many enigmas and puzzles that it will keep the professors busy for centuries arguing over what I meant, and that's the only way of insuring one's immortality.

Tags: Keep, Put  ✍ Author: James Joyce

People who decide they came to earth to work, who make work their personal philosophy, are kept very busy.

Tags: Philosophy, Work  ✍ Author: Constantine Karamanlis

My life is extremely full and wretchedly busy, and I feel that while my life drains energy from my work, my work in turn drains energy from my life. The result is, I am always playing catch-up spiritually. That is my thorn.

Tags: Life, Work  ✍ Author: Bela Karolyi

I'm too busy playing to worry about the movement or the fingerboard.

Tags: Playing, Worry  ✍ Author: Terry Kath

Yes, this is Mango himself. Listen I'm terribly busy and don't have time for a phone interview right now.

Tags: Himself, Time  ✍ Author: Chris Kattan

No, it's not a very good story - its author was too busy listening to other voices to listen as closely as he should have to the one coming from inside.

Tags: Good, Story  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Get busy living, or get busy dying.

Tags: Dying, Living  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

I used to love to untangle chains when I was a child. I had thin, busy fingers, and I never gave up. Perhaps there was a psychiatric component to my concentration but like much of my psychic damage, this worked to everyone's advantage.

Tags: Everyone, Love  ✍ Author: Anne Lamott

I am reasonably happy, providing I keep busy.

Tags: Happy, Keep  ✍ Author: Burt Lancaster

Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.

Tags: Life, Making  ✍ Author: John Lennon

Part of the way the work world works is not so much creating a separation between your work and your free time, but creating the illusion of a separation between your work and your free time. Every day is the weekend for me, which means I'm always busy.

Tags: Time, Work  ✍ Author: Ian MacKaye

I'm just there to do interviews and stuff, because we have about 40 media people there, so it's a very, very busy week. But that's the only time. I did marry, I think on one show, about 25 couples in Acapulco Bay once, but that was all just for kicks.

Tags: Show, Time  ✍ Author: Gavin MacLeod

Instead of putting Americans to work, the Teamsters have been busy yanking members off projects and idling construction projects from California to Indiana to New York in order to shake down employers.

Tags: Off, Work  ✍ Author: Michelle Malkin

Before I went to jail, I was active in politics as a member of South Africa's leading organization - and I was generally busy from 7 A.M. until midnight. I never had time to sit and think.

Tags: Politics, Time  ✍ Author: Nelson Mandela

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!

Tags: Husband, Time  ✍ Author: Sarojini Naidu

Week by week my orders grew, and the flat of the old mill soon assumed a very busy aspect.

Tags: Old, Week  ✍ Author: James Nasmyth

Every actor wants more offers, but I get enough and I do like to be busy.

Tags: Actor, Enough  ✍ Author: Sam Neill

I'm busier than a busy person. People aren't scared to play this raucous, harsh music over radio speakers, so I think it's the perfect time to get in with some real serious, heavy bands.

Tags: Music, Time  ✍ Author: Jason Newsted

Yeah, I'm obnoxious, yeah, I cut people off, yeah, I'm rude. You know why? Because you're busy.

Tags: Rude, Why  ✍ Author: Bill O\'Reilly

I'm pretty busy.

Tags: Pretty  ✍ Author: Bill O\'Reilly

As a writer, one is busy with archaeology.

Tags: Writer  ✍ Author: Michael Ondaatje

Madonna remains the most visible performer on the planet, as well as one of the wealthiest, but would anyone seriously say that artistic self-development is her primary motivating principle? She is too busy with Kabbalah, fashion merchandising, adoption melodramas, the gym, and ill-starred horseback riding to study art.

Tags: Art, Fashion  ✍ Author: Camille Paglia

I am busy touring all over Europe, Japan, and Australia.

Tags: Australia, Europe  ✍ Author: Suzi Quatro

Really, most of us just focus on what's in front of us. We're too busy putting out the fires of everyday life.

Tags: Focus, Life  ✍ Author: Aidan Quinn

I have a very busy personality.

 ✍ Author: Daniel Radcliffe

I don't like looking back. I'm always constantly looking forward. I'm not the one to sort of sit and cry over spilt milk. I'm too busy looking for the next cow.

Tags: Forward, Looking  ✍ Author: Gordon Ramsay

From the streets of Cairo and the Arab Spring, to Occupy Wall Street, from the busy political calendar to the aftermath of the tsunami in Japan, social media was not only sharing the news but driving it.

Tags: Political, Spring  ✍ Author: Dan Rather

When you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, 'Certainly I can!' Then get busy and find out how to do it.

Tags: Job, Tell  ✍ Author: Theodore Roosevelt

They usually have two tellers in my local bank, except when it's very busy, when they have one.

Tags: Bank, Except  ✍ Author: Rita Rudner

My parents were very artistic, but busy.

Tags: Artistic, Parents  ✍ Author: Katey Sagal

While I am busy with little things, I am not required to do greater things.

Tags: Greater, While  ✍ Author: Saint Francis de Sales

Doing nothing means unplugging from the compulsion to always keep ourselves busy, the habit of shielding ourselves from certain feelings, the tension of trying to manipulate our experience before we even fully acknowledge what that experience is.

Tags: Experience, Feelings  ✍ Author: R. A. Salvatore

Too many people, because they were white and poor, black and rich, or just plain busy with something other than politics, have felt they had no voice in our government.

Tags: Government, Politics  ✍ Author: Mark Sanford

Now, Tim has been really, really busy, and it's been my job now to kind of deal with everything. And trying to figure out how we balance that, logistically it's a nightmare. But these little jobs make it much easier.

Tags: Job, Trying  ✍ Author: Susan Sarandon

He who is too busy doing good finds no time to be good.

Tags: Good, Time  ✍ Author: Rabindranath Tagore

The day of fortune is like a harvest day, We must be busy when the corn is ripe.

Tags: Fortune, Wisdom  ✍ Author: Torquato Tasso

I'm someone who likes to keep busy, especially with projects that I find meaningful and fulfilling.

Tags: Keep, Someone  ✍ Author: Niki Taylor

It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?

Tags: Enough, Question  ✍ Author: Henry David Thoreau

Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.

Tags: Looking, Success  ✍ Author: Henry David Thoreau

Given the slow pace of Washington's bureaucracy, policymakers are often busy solving yesterday's problems. This rearview mirror approach afflicts Mr. Obama and his Democratic allies in Congress.

Tags: Often, Problems  ✍ Author: Fred Upton

I'm friends with Carla Olsen and she's doing a lot of producing these days. She's getting quite a little collection of records that she's produced. She's real busy.

Tags: Friends, Real  ✍ Author: Kathy Valentine

I don't watch any television, hardly ever because I'm so busy. I always obviously watch my shows because I blog about it and talk about it, but no, I can watch the news in the morning and that's it.

Tags: Morning, Talk  ✍ Author: Lisa Vanderpump

We are all so busy and so frantic that we don't take the time to appreciate the stuff that surrounds us.

Tags: Stuff, Time  ✍ Author: Tabare Vazquez

Generally my day-to-day is pretty much the same. Just busy and working and on tour. And trying to put on the best show possible every night.

Tags: Best, Night  ✍ Author: St. Vincent

People think that because of my act that I must have a really busy mind and I must be driven. I really am not. I quite like going outside and looking at spiders on a hedge in my garden and stuff.

Tags: Looking, Mind  ✍ Author: Tim Vine

When New Kids became really successful, I got a lot of offers to do parts in movies and TV shows, but I was really busy, so I pretty much turned everything down. But I always knew it was something that I would eventually put some energy into.

Tags: Movies, Successful  ✍ Author: Donnie Wahlberg

You don't make a fortune doing cartoons. It's a lot of fun, it keeps you busy, and it's better than a kick in the pants, absolutely. But doing voiceover work doesn't make you rich. It just doesn't.

Tags: Fun, Work  ✍ Author: Patrick Warburton

Been trading up recently? You have, haven't you? You'll be squawking that you're too rational, too busy and too socially concerned for any of that. But go through the fridge - come to think of it, what about the fridge itself? I bet it's bigger than its predecessor.

Tags: Bigger, Concerned  ✍ Author: Peter York

A charming woman is a busy woman.

Tags: Charming, Woman  ✍ Author: Loretta Young

We're still working out the details, but I'd be delighted to do the film. The problem at the moment is my busy schedule. Shooting on this film has been extended by a month, but I need to be in the U.S. by Dec. 20.

Tags: Problem, Working  ✍ Author: Zhang Ziyi

I'm busy doing my job, and being a loudmouth doesn't appeal to me as much as when I was younger and had the youthful delusion that I was smarter than everybody else.

Tags: Else, Job  ✍ Author: Steve Albini

I never did go back to acting class. I was too busy working.

Tags: Acting, Working  ✍ Author: Kirstie Alley

If bloggers are to improve our public discourse - helping busy and usually uninformed people make sense of the world - it is necessary to use some sort of standard with which to judge their reliability. Perhaps the answer (strictly advisory) is a body of their peers. Perhaps not.

Tags: Judge, Sense  ✍ Author: Eric Alterman

You know, I have a kid on my own, and I know how busy it is, the first weeks and the first month.

Tags: Kid, Month  ✍ Author: Alessandra Ambrosio

So many people know about the dangers of sunbeds but when you have a busy active lifestyle you need a product that you can use quickly and doesn't streak or leave you with orange hands.

Tags: Hands, Leave  ✍ Author: Peter Andre

It's going to be over soon, so I don't really have time to get busy.

Tags: Soon, Time  ✍ Author: Ursula Andress

Most single people I know, myself included, have a difficult time even meeting up with the people they like, be it busy schedules, texting games, or whatever.

Tags: Single, Time  ✍ Author: Aziz Ansari

United Artists wanted to do records with me. I had no idea, what a rare thing that was... to make an album. And they put a guy with me working on songs, and I got busy with films. I just kind of let it slide. Isn't that amazing?

Tags: Amazing, Working  ✍ Author: John Astin

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