May 31, 2009

Quotable Sunday - Busy


It's time once again for Quotable Sunday! Toni, from A Daily Dose of Toni has this great weekly ritual of posting Favorite Quotes - the quotes that people come up with are very inspiring, so if you haven't had a chance to check out Quotable Sunday, now's your chance! ;)

Since it seems that things have gotten extremely busy as of late, with no slowing down in the offing, I've chosen 'busy' quotes for this week... enjoy! ;)

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

“The busy man is troubled with but one devil; the idle man by a thousand.”
Spanish Proverb

“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.”
Theodore Roosevelt

“Doing nothing is better than being busy doing nothing.”
Lao Tzu

“Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings.”
Jane Austen

“The more we do, the more we can do; the more busy we are, the more leisure we have.”
Dag Hammarskjold

“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

“The busy have no time for tears.”
Lord Byron

“The busy bee has no time for sorrow.”
William Blake

“He who's not busy being born is busy dying.”
Bob Dylan

“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.

“No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.”
Confucius

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


Want to join us on Quotable Sunday? Here are the basic and easy-to-follow rules...come on and join in, it's fun! ;)

The rules (for newbies)
~Go to your blog and post one or more of your favorite quotes.
~Go to Toni's and sign mister linky with the link to your post and then go visit the other participants and leave some comment love.
~Spread the word of course...we want lots of Quotes to read :)


30 Random Sassy Comments:

rmgales said...

Enjoyed reading your quotes this morning. The Confucius quote was my favorite. Thanks for sharing.

kyooty said...

I'm starting to feel the Jane Austin Quote

Upstatemomof3 said...

I love this one:
“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.”
Theodore Roosevelt

That is so true!!

Yaya said...

Sorry you're so busy, but hopefully it's a fun kind of busy!

I always love that Lennon quote.

Anissa said...

You must be real busy I haven't seen you around all week. Hope your having fun doing it.
My favorite is “Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.”
We have been busy this week with VBS and getting the pool ready for the summer.

TFS and have a wonderful Sunday!

pam said...

Perfect quotes for this time of year. Busy!!

Have a relaxing day.

I am Harriet said...

Hi Stacy.
hhhmm Maybe I need to stop looking for success then...

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Erica said...

I love Stephen Covey quotes

Banteringblonde said...

I totally GET this and I love everyone of these quotes - very good selection! Happy Sunday!

Justine said...

Hope all of you have a beautiful Sunday! It's already hot here!

Justine ;o )

Flying Giggles and Lollipops said...

I like Bob Dylan's quote...so true! Thanks for sharing.

Sweet Serendipity said...

Great, great quotes! I love the Dillon, Confucius and Lennon quotes.

LT said...

They are all great quotes! I love “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.”
Henry David Thoreau

Mrs. Fish: aka Two Fish said...

Confucius is one of my favorites as well! Thanks for the comment love and for stopping by! Happy Sunday

Marla said...

love quotes... love them... thanks for sharing!

~~tonya~~ said...

Great quotes!

Love this one:
“Doing nothing is better than being busy doing nothing.”
Lao Tzu

Have a great week!

otin said...

I made one up! "People that are too busy hating,are too busy too love"-Otin.

otin said...

I left one of those little annoyin Tag things for you!

Totally_Toni said...

Awesome quotes Stacy. this one speaks the truth so very much:

“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.

I live my life by that one. Happy sunday :)

Jenn@ The Crazies said...

Hey Stacy!! I sat todays out cuz we were away... I LOVE John Lennons quote! Hope you get less busy soon!

Jenn@ The Crazies said...

Hey Stacy!! I sat todays out cuz we were away... I LOVE John Lennons quote! Hope you get less busy soon!

Casey said...

Boy can I relate to being busy these days. I'm on board with doing nothing vs being busy doing nothing. How can I sign up for that?

vickie said...

i love the purpleness of your blog its awesome my fav color

Eighty MPH Mom said...

I love the first one - so true, and I can relate to it right now!

Becca said...

That Theodore Roosevelt quote is great. I just subscribed to your blog via email :)

Lizzie said...

great quotes! yup, i've had a busy week so i needed that :)

Martha (FL) said...

AMEN to busy!

Megan said...

Oh I like these quotes. All of them! =D

Sissy said...

Jane Austin's quote was the best. I love her!

Sorry I got around to everyone so slowly, I'll do better next time, promise!

I'm glad I stopped over, I really like your blog!