130 Busy Quotes To Inspire You To Manage Your Time Well

Too busy to make time for important things in life? We have rounded up the best collection of being busy quotes, sayings, text messages, captions, and status, (with images and captions) that you can relate to.

In this fast paced world, where everyone is multi-tasking being busy has become a way of life. Sometimes its a busy day at work, school, or life where time seems to slip out of your hands just like sand.

Though being busy should be respected, but just being busy doing nothing meaningful will not justify your time management. Setting the priorities right and managing time effectively for work and life balance will make you happy, content and satisfied.

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In this daily busyness of life, we often ignore the important relationship and things which need our time and attention.

Spending time with your family and friends is very important to develop a better understanding and build a greater bond. When you feel ignored by a loved one then the feeling is very saddening. It feels as if the other person is too busy to make time for you.

And the fact is when someone is really important for you, you will make time for them irrespective of your busy work schedules. It’s all about priorities and not excuses.

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Famous Being Busy Quotes

  1. “BUSY I am very.”

  2. “Busy is the new happy.”

  3. “Best way to stay happy is to be busy.”

  4. “I’m too busy for relationships.” – Rita Ora

  5. “Focus on being productive instead of busy.” – Unknown                                                                     
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    being busy quotes

  6. “If you are too busy to laugh, you are too busy.”

  7. “Busy is only good, if there is progress involved.” – Unknown                                                         
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    busy quotes

  8. “Beware the barrenness of a busy life.” – Socrates

  9. “Nobody is too busy, it is just a matter of priorities.” – Unknown                                                   
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    being busy quotes images

  10. “Being busy and being productive are 2 different things.”

  11. “Nobody is ever “too busy”, if they’re interested, they’ll make time.”

  12. “Being busy is one thing however productivity is the real gem.” – Hopal Green

  13. “Don’t get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.” – Dolly Parton                                                                                                                                                     
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    stay busy quotes

  14. “I always like to keep busy, otherwise my brain starts ticking.” – Nicholas Hoult

  15. “Busy is a choice. Stress is a choice. Joy is a choice. Choose well.” – Ann Voskamp

  16. “Being busy and being productive are not necessarily the same.” – Lauren Mackler

  17. “It is possible to be busy-very busy-without being very effective.” – Stephan Covey

  18. “To me, ‘busy’ implies that the person is out of control of their life.” – Derek Sivers

  19. “No matter how busy a person is, if they really care, they will always find time for you.” – Unknown                                                                                                                     
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    too busy quotes

  20. “A bee is never as busy as it seems; it’s just that it can’t buzz any slower.” – Kin Hubbard

  21. “Sometimes sitting and doing nothing is the best something you can do.” – Karen Salmansohn

  22. “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” – Henry David Thoreau

  23. “If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” – Dale Carnegie

  24. “I am always busy, which is perhaps the chief reason why I am always well.” – Elizabeth Cady Stanton

  25. “When you start so young working, you build a hunger for acting, working, and a busy life.” – Bonnie Wright

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

  27. “The majority prove their worth by keeping busy. A busy life is the nearest thing to a purposeful life.” – Eric Hoffer

  28. “The man who keeps busy helping the man below him won’t have time to envy the man above him.” – Henrietta Mears

  29. “I’m someone who likes to keep busy, especially with projects that I find meaningful and fulfilling.” – Niki Taylor

  30. “If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it. The more things you do, the more you can do.” – Lucille Ball

  31. “You will become impressive the day you stop trying. You will become successful the day you stop being busy.” – Maxime Lagacé

  32. “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.

  33. “I try to keep it real. I don’t have time to worry about what I’m projecting to the world. I’m just busy being myself.” – Demi Lovato

  34. “For everybody in their busy lives, you need to invest in sharpening your tools, and you need to invest in longevity.” – Ryan Holmes

  35. “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 Covey

  36. “The best thing you can do is just keep busy, keep working hard, so you’re not dwelling on it all the time. Work is the best antidote for sorrow.” – Gordon B. Hinckley

  37. “One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn’t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.” – Lucille Ball

  38. “The thinking mind is what is busy. You have to stay in your heart. You have to be in your heart. Be in your heart. The rest is up here in your head where you are doing, doing, doing.” – Ram Dass

  39. “It’s called an occupation. Not a preoccupation. It’s call success, not obsess. And it’s called being in a business. Not being in abyss-ness. It’s called giving yourself a break to avoid a breakdown. It’s called being good to you.” – Karen Salmansohn

  40. “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

Inspiring Busy Day Quotes

Sometimes its a busy day or busy week which keeps you from taking out time for thing and people you love. Having a hectic work schedule is tiring, but being productive and progressing are equally imporatant with being busy.

No one should be so busy that he cannot make time for family, friends, his hobbies, fitness and other important aspects. Being caught in the rat race often makes us lose the real happiness of life.

These inspirational being busy sayings and quotations will help you to organize and manage your time well.

  1. “Busy is the New Happy!!”

  2. “Get busy living, or get busy dying.”

  3. “A charming woman is a busy woman.”

  4. “Busy is good because it shows you’re alive.”

  5. “Busy is a drug that lot of people are addicted to!”

  6. “No one is too busy to tell you how busy they are.”

  7. “Just cause I am busy does not mean I don’t love you.”

  8. “It is good to pass time but its profitable to to get busy.”

  9. “If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.” – Will Rogers

  10. “You can really only enjoy life when you’re extremely busy.”

  11. “To do two things at once is to do neither.” – Publilius Syrus

  12. “Nobody is never too busy. If they care, they will make time.”

  13. “I am reasonably happy, providing I keep busy.” – Burt Lancaster

  14. “It’s like I’m busy being happy and you’re busy bringing me down.”

  15. “The road had the lonely times, but I kept myself busy.” – Buck Owens

  16. “There is more to life than increasing its speed.” – Mohandas K. Gandhi

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

  18. “Keep busy while you are waiting for something to happen.” – Robert Genn

  19. “If you want to get something done, give it to a busy man.” – Stephen Covey

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

  21. “So much working, reading, thinking, living to do! A lifetime is not long enough.”

  22. “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” – John Lennon

  23. “Some people are busy working on their pose instead of their purpose.” – Saji Ijiyemi

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

  25. “You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.” – Charles Buxton

  26. “There’s no such thing as being too busy. If you really want something, you’ll make time for it.”

  27. “I don’t have time to hate people who hate me because I’m too busy loving people who love me.”

  28. “No matter how busy a person day might be. If they really care, they’ll always find time for you.”

  29. “Be so busy loving your life that you have no time for anger, regret or fear.” – Karen Salmansohn

  30. “Keep busy at something: a busy person never has time to be unhappy.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

  31. “Keep yourself busy if you want to avoid depression. For me, inactivity is the enemy.” – Matt Lucas

  32. “May your hands be so busy catching blessings that you don’t have the capacity to hold onto grudges.”

  33. “You can learn great things from your mistakes when you aren’t busy denying them.” – Stephan Covey

  34. “There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.” – Peter F. Drucker

  35. “We are going as fast as we can as soon as we can. We’re in a race against time, until we run out of money.”

  36. “It’s not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is, what are we busy about?” – Henry David Thoreau

  37. “Pretending that you’re very busy talking over phone when you see someone you want to avoid or don’t want to talk to.”

  38. “Get busy doing the things you love, and being with people you love and your destiny will find you.” – Karen Salmansohn

  39. “I’m too busy to be nostalgic, which is one of the reasons to keep busy. I’m not a very sentimental person.” – Frederick Wiseman

  40. “Leisure of itself gives pleasure and happiness and enjoyment of life, which are experienced, not by the busy man, but by those who have leisure.” – Aristotle

Busy Person Quotes

Some people are always busy and some are busy in their world, absorbed in themselves. These inspirational keeping busy quotes and sayings about being busy say a lot about the quality of your life, relationship, and success.

Keeping yourself busy is very important. Being focused and not wasting time are the prerequisites for success. But this does not mean to be occupied all the time. We have to take out time from our schedule for things we love to do, for people we love and for things which make us happy.

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  1. “No Disturb, I am Busy.”

  2. “Lazy people are always Busy.”

  3. “Don’t be busy, be productive.”

  4. “Stay busy. They don’t deserve you.”

  5. “Fitness is a luxury when you are busy!”

  6. “It is good to pass time but its profitable to get busy.”

  7. “No one is busy in this world. It’s all about priorities.”

  8. “You never saw a very busy person who was unhappy.”

  9. “If you win the rat race, you’re still a rat.” – Lily Tomlin

  10. “Its been a busy season for me, I don’t get much free time.”

  11. “The busiest men have the most leisure.” – English Proverb

  12. “Focus on being productive instead of being busy.” – Tim Ferris

  13. “You need me…. I’m there. I need you… Suddenly you are busy.”

  14. “Take a rest. A field that has rested yields a beautiful crop.” – Ovid

  15. “Get busy living, or get busy dying.” – Stephen King, ‘ Different Seasons’

  16. “We are so busy that the truth about our lives can’t catch up.” – Brena Brown

  17. “Learning to pray doesnt offer us a less busy life; it offers us a less busy heart.”

  18. “He who is too busy doing good finds no time to be good.” – Rabindranath Tagore

  19. “Happiness is often the result of being too busy to be miserable.” – Paul Frank Baer

  20. “No one is re ally busy, it all depends on what number you are on their priority list.”

  21. “The business of living can steal away the wonder of life.” – M.J. Rose, ‘Tiffany Blues’

  22. “You have to keep busy. After all, no dog’s ever pissed on a moving car.” – Tom Waits

  23. “Whom little things occupy and keep busy, are little men.” – John Lancaster Spalding

  24. “The secret of salvation is this: keep sweet, be useful, and keep busy.” – Elbert Hubbard

  25. “Some of us are busy doing things, some of us are busy complaining.” – Debasish Mridha

  26. “No matter how busy a man is, he is never too busy to stop and talk about how busy he is.”

  27. “The busy man has few idle visitors; to the boiling pot the flies come not.” – Benjamin Franklin

  28. “Anyone too busy to say thank you will get fewer and fewer chances to say it.” – Harvey Mackay

  29. “I don’t think I am a workaholic. I prefer to keep busy. It is better than the alternative.” – Sebastian Coe

  30. “Some people are so busy learning the tricks of the trade that they never learn the trade.” – Vernon Law

  31. “A man has always to be busy with his thoughts if anything is to be accomplished.” – Anton van Leeuwenhoek

  32. “So many worlds, so much to do, so little done, such things to be.” – Alfred Tennyson, 1809-1892, English poet

  33. “I love to keep busy. The challenge of fitting all of my activities into each day is my motivation.” – Sarah Kochik

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

  35. “People are not ignoring you. They are busy with their lives. And to stop feeling ignored is to get busy with yours.”

  36. “There is nothing the busy man is less busied with than living; there is nothing harder to learn.” – Seneca the Younger

  37. “It’s very easy to say “busy” when someone needs you…. but it’s very painful to hear “busy” when you need someone!”

  38. “Don’t mistake movement for achievement. It’s easy to get faked out by being busy. The question is: Busy doing what?” – Jim Rohn

  39. “I want to make sure that what I do has specific purpose and is not just throwing a dart at something to keep busy.” – Bryan Cranston

  40. “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

  41. “Be a busy person. People who are active are often much more at peace with themselves than those who are inactive and inert.” – Wayne Dyer

  42. “In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.” – Lee Iacocca

  43. “To you, the soul reading this. I know you’re tired, you’re fed up, you’re close to breaking down, but there’s strength within you…even when you feel weak. Keep going.”

  44. “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.” – Gordon Ramsay

  45. “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

  46. “Seek not to know what must not be reveal, for joy only flows where fate is most concealed. A busy person would find their sorrows much more; if future fortunes were known before!” – John Dryden

  47. “People make time for who they want to make time for. People text, call and reply to people they want to talk to. Never believe anyone who says they’re too busy. If they wanted to be around you, they would.”

  48. “Just because we’re busy doesn’t mean we’re being productive. Working is one of the most dangerous forms of procrastination.” – Gretchen Rubin, ‘Outer Order, Inner Calm: De-clutter & Organize to Make More Room for Happiness’

  49. “Life was not to be sitting in hot amorphic leisure in my backyard idly writing or not writing, as the spirit moved me. It was, instead, running madly, in a crowded schedule, in a squirrel cage of busy people. Working, living, dancing, dreaming, talking, kissing- singing, laughing, learning.” – Sylvia Plath

  50. “Busy is a decision.” Here’s why: Of the many, many excuses people use to rationalize why they can’t do something, the excuse “I am too busy” is not only the most inauthentic, it is also the laziest. I don’t believe in “too busy.” Like I said, busy is a decision. We do the things we want to do, period. If we say we are too busy, it is shorthand for “not important enough.” – Tim Ferriss

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