Tuesday, May 11, 2010

seven quick bits...& just one more

(alternatively titled, "quotations that, though they may contradict one another, all describe why i haven't been blogging lately...and why unread books are piling up on my coffee table")

1. "May I never get too busy in my own affairs that I fail to respond to the needs of others with kindness and compassion." - thomas jefferson

2. "A lot of our 'busy ness' is a way for us to avoid thinking about what is most important. There's a difference between being busy and being productive." - kristen lippincott

3. "It's not so much how busy you are, but why you are busy. The bee is praised; the mosquito is swatted." - marie o'conner

4. "In a word, I am always busy, which is perhaps the chief reason why I am always well." - elizabeth cady stanton

5. "Who begins too much accomplishes little." - german proverb

6. "If you are too busy to develop your talents, you are too busy." - julia cameron

7. "Busy as a one legged man in an ass kicking contest." - stephen king

& just one more: confucius say, "No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance."

(amen, confucius.)

1 comment:

Leslie Ruth Petree said...

Jason looooves to say #7. And being the good Texan that he is, he's got a whole host of sayings just like that one :)