Some folks can look so busy doing nothing that they seem indispensable.
Beware the barrenness of a busy life.
Painting's not important. The important thing is keeping busy.
Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
When you're young, you always think you'll meet all sorts of wonderful people, that drifting apart and losing friends is natural. You don't worry, at first, about the friends you leave behind. But as you get older, it gets harder to build friendships. Too many defenses, too little opportunity. You get busy. And by the time you realize that you've lost the dearest best friend you've ever had, years have gone by and you're mature enough to be embarrassed by your attitude and, frankly, by your arrogance.
—Kate Jacobs in The Friday Night Knitting Club
People find life entirely too time-consuming.
No one goes there nowadays, it's too crowded.