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busy Quotes

15 of the best book quotes about busy
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“Where there is work to do, turn your hand to it first; the men will follow. Some of you, I see, have erected tents. Strike them at once. We will all sleep as I do, in the open. Keep your men busy. ”
Steven Pressfield
author
Gates of Fire
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war
men
battles
warriors
battlefields
keeping
follower
strike them
busy
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“Why worry about things you can’t control when you can keep yourself busy controlling the things that depend on you?”
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″‘I happen to be a turnupstuffer, so of course I never have a free moment.’ ‘What did you say you were?’ asked Annika. ‘A turnupstuffer.’ ‘What’s that?’ asked Tommy. ‘Somebody who finds the stuff that turns up, if only you look of course. What else would it be?’ said Pippi...”
Pippi Longstocking (Pippi Longstocking)
Annika
Tommy
characters
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“Mr. and Mrs. Mallard were bursting with pride. It was a great responsibility taking care of so many ducklings, and it kept them very busy.”
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“Well, a princess! I love to eat princesses, but I have already eaten a whole castle today. I am a very busy dragon. Come back tomorrow.”
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“Angelina was so busy dancing at Miss Lilly’s that she didn’t need to dance at suppertime or bedtime or on the way to school anymore.”
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“She has to do a lot of thinking about accident victims, because they have acquired brain injuries... So her thinking quota is just about used up by the time she gets home and she can’t be thinking thoughtful thoughts about me and Ricci, and Caramella with a sprained ankle.”
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Graphically, these collage-like pages are as busy and spontaneous as Child’s (I Want a Pet) exuberant, self-assured heroine. Stylized, childlike drawings appear against backdrops of flowered wallpaper, linoleum tile and photographs, while the text’s fonts change as quickly and randomly as the amusingly opinionated Clarice’s thoughts.
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“In the meanwhile, of course, I was keeping real busy collecting the eggs of the three-eyelashed Tizzy. They’re quite hard to reach, so I rode on the top of a Ham-ikka-Schnim-ikka-Schnam-ikka Schnoop.”
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“In a busy little town, not very far away, there is a church, and in the church there lived a mouse whose name was Arthur. “
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“Her father didn’t have time to take her to see one at the zoo. He didn’t have time for anything. He went to work every day before Hannah went to school, and in the evening he worked at home. When Hannah asked him a question, he would say, ‘Not now, I’m busy, maybe tomorrow.’ “
Father
Hannah
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time
work
home
questions
school
tomorrow
zoos
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“Then the monster went indoors. ‘ROAR,’ went the monster behind Bernard’s mother. ‘Not now, Bernard,’ said Bernard’s mother.”
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“The monster bit Bernard’s father. ‘Not now, Bernard,’ said Bernard’s father.”
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“Rashid Khalifa was so busy making up and telling stories that he didn’t notice that Soraya no longer sang; which probably made things worse. But then Rashid was a busy man, in constant demand, he was the Ocean of Notions, the famous Shah de Blah. And what with all his rehearsals and performance, Rashid was so often on stage that he lost track of what was going on in his own home.”
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“At first, Angela ignored Old Tom’s childish pranks. After all, she had things to do and dishes to wash. But her heart sank when someone forgot his manners. Old Tom tied to be good...”

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