quote by Michael Jordan

As athletes, we're used to reacting quickly. Here, it's 'come, stop, come, stop.' There's a lot of downtime. That's the toughest part of the day.

— Michael Jordan

Bashful Downtime quotations

Even though it seems like there are a lot of parts, there is really tons of downtime in the acting world.

There's editing, and scripts to read and edit, and casting, and all the elements of production that just sort of take up the normal downtime that you would have as an actor. So there's not a lot of that for me.

I'm busy and that's the way I like it - when I have too much downtime I get into trouble.

I had some downtime with my career and I got complacent.


There's no such thing as downtime for your brain.

I don't have a lot of downtime.

In my downtime, for fun, I engage in philosophical internet debates. Yeah, I'm that guy.

I'm so blessed to have as many jobs that I have, but I do agree that there needs to be some downtime.

As a comedian, as an entertainer, there's a lot of downtime.

Once you can accept that comedy is a marathon, not a sprint, it gets a little easier.


Chinese cooking is noisy - a multitasking activity that requires constant vigilance. There is no downtime.

We need to build downtime into our lives, so that we can have solitude without feeling overcome with guilt.

Training for the Olympics was much easier than balancing my life now! When practice was over, there was time for me. But with four kids and a career, I have no downtime. When I'm not on the road, I finish my workday at 2:30 p.m. Then I pick the kids up from school and they get 100 percent Mommy, not part Mommy and part Mary Lou Retton.

I thought I might spend the rest of my time on golf.

But thinking about it now, I'm happy playing whenever I have some downtime in my busy schedule, and even if I had all the time I wanted to play, my score probably wouldn't be very good.

I hate downtime. I hate it so much. I like to relax like anybody else, but I hate not doing anything. In my life I'm either going full speed or I'm at a stop.


It’s obvious you kids are smart-school and good teachers will do that for you-but wisdom is something altogether different. Wisdom can be gathered in your downtime. Wisdom that can change the very course of your life will come from the people you are around, the books you read, and the things you listen to or watch on radio or television.

I'm a very creative person in general.

I like to create stuff in my downtime off the court. If I were to tell you everything I do, you would be like, "Do you really play tennis?"

I try to get on stage whenever I can.

I'm always trying to be involved in the theater, doing something on stage, whenever I have downtime. I'm always looking for it.

About 90 percent of the downtime comes from, at most, 10 percent of the defects.

I am something of a recluse by nature.

I am that cordless screwdriver that has to charge for twenty hours to earn ten minutes use. I need that much downtime.


I've learned that one of my greatest secrets is scheduling downtime into a busy schedule. This gives me the time to have quality moments with my husband and son, who both recharge my spirit in ways I never imagined.

I'm actually really lazy. I tell myself, "Okay, you work six months out of the year and you have to get up at 4 a.m. ..." I'll relish the downtime by chilling on the couch and watching my favorite TV shows.

Cinema informed my painting by the sheer geography - on locations, there is so much downtime. And when you're spending all this time creating art by committee, the concept of the singular voice is a pleasant antidote.

My downtime tends to resemble my uptime.

Weekends are workdays, but toned down. Over the whole weekend, I may have five meetings, as opposed to six on a weekday. I used to play piano for 30 minutes at night, but I had to pull that out of my schedule. I don't have time for nonwork stuff.

For true downtime, I enjoy going for light runs, having drinks with friends and going to the movies with my husband.


I'll be in a series for three or four episodes, but then I'll be off the series, and downtime, as an actor, is a little more than most people understand. Most of the time you're just sitting around taking coffee with friends.

Let's just say I am happy that she [Hillary Clinton] is getting some much needed downtime now. But she's looking forward to getting back out on the trail very soon.

Work, work, work. I like to keep myself busy. I start to get a little stir-crazy during downtime. That's when I turn to working out - running, hitting the gym, etc.

Stress is the worst thing. That's the ultimate demise of any good thing.

With the television thing you have this lull of time where you're not with the character. And when you get those first pages, you're like, "Who is she again? Huh? Where did we leave off?" Then you show up at the read-through and all of the sudden the voice is there, and you realize that the character is still stewing in you all that time, even in the downtime.


My job has me traveling all the time, and I got this house, so my downtime is spent sort of making a home. Every year it's different, and I try to do things that are more fulfilling.

It's important to be heroic, ambitious, productive, efficient, creative, and progressive, but these qualities don't necessarily nurture soul. The soul has different concerns, of equal value: downtime for reflection, conversation, and reverie; beauty that is captivating and pleasuring; relatedness to the environs and to people; and any animal’s rhythm of rest and activity.

It is a very busy mission: every day has some major goals that we have to get through, but my experience before has been that at least in the evening, you kind of take a deep breath and look around where you are and have some downtime.

I'm pretty lazy. My wife always says, "you're the laziest, most successful Olympian I've ever seen." How does that make sense? Honestly, if I have downtime, I'm really, really good at not doing anything.

The actual process of travel I really like, because that time on planes and in airports makes me feel like I'm moving around like a ghost. There's a certain aspect of justifiable downtime. I really feel like being online is so pervasive now.

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