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Tidy Sayings By Zadie Smith: English writing tends to fall into two categories - the big, baggy epic novel or English writing tends to fall into two categories - the big, baggy epic novel or the fairly controlled, tidy novel. For a long time, I was a fan of the big, baggy novel, but there's definitely an advantage to having a little bit more control. — Zadie Smith
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Tidy Sayings By Victoria Schwab: What a mess. Truths are messy and lies are messy, and I don't care what What a mess. Truths are messy and lies are messy, and I don't care what Da said, it's impossible to cut a person into pielike pieces, neat and tidy. — Victoria Schwab
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Tidy Sayings By Georgette Heyer: Well, I think I laid down my sunshade first,'said Mrs. Twining reflectively. 'Ah, that doesn't Well, I think I laid down my sunshade first,'said Mrs. Twining reflectively. 'Ah, that doesn't interest you. I told Finch that I wanted to tidy my hair (a euphemism for "powder my nose", of course), and would show myself out on to the terrace.'
'And you did in fact powder your nose, Mrs. Twining, at the mirror over the fireplace?'
'Most thoroughly,' she agreed.
'How long did that take you?'
She looked rather amused. 'When a woman powders her nose, Inspector, she loses count of time. My own estimate would be a moment or two; almost any man, I feel, would probably say, ages.'
'Were you as long, perhaps, as five minutes?'
'I hope not. Let us say three - without prejudice. — Georgette Heyer
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Tidy Sayings By Elizabeth Peters: The room was so neat and tidy it made me feel quite depressed ... I The room was so neat and tidy it made me feel quite depressed ... I do not allow myself to repine about what cannot be helped; but I remembered earlier Decembers, under the cloudless blue skies and brilliant sun of Egypt.
As I stood morosely contemplating the destruction of our cheerful domestic clutter, and recalling better days, I heard the sound of wheels on the gravel of the drive. The first guest had arrived. Gathering the robes of my martyrdom about me, I made ready to receive her. — Elizabeth Peters
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Tidy Sayings By Joel Derfner: People aren't tidy creations to be stacked neatly in the Tupperware or poured in premeasured People aren't tidy creations to be stacked neatly in the Tupperware or poured in premeasured quantities from a box into the Cuisinart with no spills; everybody alive is a lost and disastrous mess. — Joel Derfner
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Tidy Sayings By Chelsea Handler: We got to his place and it looked a lot like his personality. Just a We got to his place and it looked a lot like his personality. Just a bunch of space filler, nothing to really wow you. It looked like he had bought a lot of stuff from IKEA and then decided to refinish it at home. Everything was neat and tidy, but you wouldn't want any of it for yourself. — Chelsea Handler
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Tidy Sayings By Robert Blake: I was on the set when I was five years old with Spencer Tracy. A I was on the set when I was five years old with Spencer Tracy. A lot of what I learned growing up in terms of artistry is very clean, very tidy, very organized. — Robert Blake
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Tidy Sayings By Leonard Cohen: He hated the men floating in sleep in the big stone houses. Because their lives He hated the men floating in sleep in the big stone houses. Because their lives were ordered and their rooms tidy. Because they got up every morning and did their public work. Because they weren't going to dynamite their factories and have naked parties in the fire. — Leonard Cohen
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Tidy Sayings By Ronnie McBrayer: By telling stories, Jesus isn't somehow putting sugar in a spoon to make the medicine By telling stories, Jesus isn't somehow putting sugar in a spoon to make the medicine go down a bit easier. These stories are the medicine. These stories are an extension and explanation of Jesus' revolutionary ministry. These stories show us that things are not as they appear. Our tidy, well-packaged ideas about spirituality, faith, and reality shatter when confronted by Christ and the God he represents. — Ronnie McBrayer
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Tidy Sayings By Curtis Sittenfeld: By the time we met up again, she'd be able to hand her reaction to By the time we met up again, she'd be able to hand her reaction to me as a tidy package: a single square of lasagna in a sealed Tupperware container as opposed to a squalid kitchen with tomato sauce splattered on the counters. And I wouldn't have to be there while she got it in order. — Curtis Sittenfeld
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Tidy Sayings By Marie Kondo: What was it that motivated you to tidy in the first place? What do you What was it that motivated you to tidy in the first place? What do you hope to gain through tidying? Before you start getting rid of things, take the time to think this through carefully. This means visualizing the ideal lifestyle you dream of. — Marie Kondo
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Tidy Sayings By Fiorella De Maria: As Liljana sat stitching a sampler or darning a sock, she dreamed her way into As Liljana sat stitching a sampler or darning a sock, she dreamed her way into life as a grown woman with her own household to run, her own home to tidy, her own children to mind, and her own husband to cheer after a long day's work as they sat together by the fire. The life that future generations would dismiss as dull and degrading offered Liljana the liberating prospect of being mistress in her own home rather than living to serve others. — Fiorella De Maria
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Tidy Sayings By Marie Kondo: I recommend tidying by category, not by place. For example, instead of deciding that today I recommend tidying by category, not by place. For example, instead of deciding that today you'll tidy a particular room, set goals such as 'clothes today, books tomorrow.' — Marie Kondo
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Tidy Sayings By Marie Kondo: We amass material things for the same reason that we eat - to satisfy a We amass material things for the same reason that we eat - to satisfy a craving. Buying on impulse and eating and drinking to excess are attempts to alleviate stress. From observing my clients, I have noticed that when they discard excess clothing, their tummies tend to slim down, when they discard books and documents, their minds become clearer, when they reduce the number of cosmetics and tidy up the area around the sink and bath, their complexion tends to become clear and their skin smooth. -p226 — Marie Kondo
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Tidy Sayings By Jeaniene Frost: Thirty minutes later I flipped through the photos of the hospital room. Don was correct. Thirty minutes later I flipped through the photos of the hospital room. Don was correct. Everything looked as tidy as could be. Even theIV needle that had been pulled from Danny's arm rested innocantly on the bed as if waiting for the next vein.No footprints,no fingerprints,no blood,no bodily fluid, not even a frigging sheet out of place. Moleculer transpotation couldn't have been neater. Maybe that was it. Maybe Danny had been beamed right the fuck out of there. It would almost be worth telling that to Don just to see the look on his face. — Jeaniene Frost
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Tidy Sayings By Fay Weldon: She described how Camus's aphorism "One must imagine Sisyphus happy" helps her fight back against She described how Camus's aphorism "One must imagine Sisyphus happy" helps her fight back against unproductive feelings of meaninglessness.
If we consider, like Camus, Sisyphus at the foot of his mountain, we can see that he is smiling. He is content in his task of defying the Gods, the journey more important than the goal. To achieve a beginning, a middle, an end, a meaning to the chaos of creation - that's more than any deity seems to manage: But it's what writers do. So I tidy the desk, even polish it up a bit, stick some flowers in a vase and start.
As I begin a novel I remind myself as ever of Camus's admonition that the purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself. And even while thinking, well, fat chance! I find courage, reach for the heights, and if the rock keeps rolling down again so it does. What the hell, start again. Rewrite. Be of good cheer. Smile on, Sisyphus! — Fay Weldon
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Tidy Sayings By Louisa May Alcott: Every one seems to be scrubbing their white steps. All the houses look like tidy Every one seems to be scrubbing their white steps. All the houses look like tidy jails, with their outside shutters. Several have crepe on the door-handles, and many have flags flying from roof or balcony. Few men appear, and the women seem to do the business, which, perhaps, accounts for its being so well done. — Louisa May Alcott
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Tidy Sayings By Marie Kondo: It's true that while instructors and schools offer courses in everything from cooking and how It's true that while instructors and schools offer courses in everything from cooking and how to wear a kimono to yoga and Zen meditation, you'll be hard-pressed to find classes on how to tidy. The general assumption, in Japan at least, is that tidying doesn't need to be taught but rather is picked up naturally. Cooking skills and recipes are passed down as family traditions from grandmother to mother to daughter, yet one never hears of anyone passing on the family secrets of tidying, even within the same household. — Marie Kondo
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Tidy Sayings By Kathryn Stockett: No, white women like to keep their hands clean. They got a shiny little set No, white women like to keep their hands clean. They got a shiny little set a tools they use, sharp as witches' fingernails, tidy and laid out neat, like the picks on a dentist tray. They gonna take they time with em. — Kathryn Stockett
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Tidy Sayings By Larry McMurtry: You told me to stay," July said. "I know I did, son," Augustus said. "I'm You told me to stay," July said. "I know I did, son," Augustus said. "I'm sure you wish you had. But yesterday's gone on down the river and you can't get it back. Go on with your digging and I'll tidy up. — Larry McMurtry
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Tidy Sayings By Adam Haslett: The fact is that when I read the story of the Joaquin, I feel understood. The fact is that when I read the story of the Joaquin, I feel understood. Not in any literal sense - the comparison of my dread to theirs would be grotesque - but in the unrelenting terror, in that schism of the mind. Which is how I know now that the dead generations don't haunt down tidy racial lines, as if there were such a thing. The psychosis is shared. I was born into the fantasy of its supremacy. Others are born into the fantasy's cost. But the source of the violence is the same. The work I do is for no one's sake but my own. — Adam Haslett
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Tidy Sayings By Anthony Newley: Sammy Davis, Andy Williams, Tony Bennett ... their records sell in the millions; when I Sammy Davis, Andy Williams, Tony Bennett ... their records sell in the millions; when I do it, it just trickles. But for the composer and lyricist, there's a tidy bit to be made that way, too, so I don't really mind. — Anthony Newley
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Tidy Sayings By Stella Gibbons: I think it's degrading of you, Flora,' cried Mrs Smiling at breakfast. 'Do you truly I think it's degrading of you, Flora,' cried Mrs Smiling at breakfast. 'Do you truly mean that you don't ever want to work at anything?'
Her friend replied after some thought: 'Well, when I am fifty-three or so I would like to write a novel as good as "Persuasion", but with a modern setting, of course. For the next thirty years or so I shall be collecting material for it. If anyone asks me what I work at, I shall say "Collecting material." No one can object to that. Besides, I shall be.'
Mrs Smiling drank some coffee in silent disapproval.
'If you ask me,' continued Flora, 'I think I have much in common with Miss Austen. She liked everything to be tidy and pleasant and comfortable around her, and so do I. You see Mary,' - and here Flora began to grow earnest and to wave one finger about - 'unless everything is tidy and pleasant and comfortable all about one, people cannot even begin to enjoy life. I cannot endure messes. — Stella Gibbons
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Tidy Sayings By Stella Gibbons: You have the most revolting Florence Nightingale complex,' said Mrs. Smiling.It is not that at You have the most revolting Florence Nightingale complex,' said Mrs. Smiling.
It is not that at all, and well you know it. On the whole, I dislike my fellow beings; I find them so difficult to understand. But I have a tidy mind and untidy lives irritate me. Also, they are uncivilized. — Stella Gibbons
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Tidy Sayings By Rebecca Solnit: Listen: you are not yourself, you are crowds of others, you are as leaky a Listen: you are not yourself, you are crowds of others, you are as leaky a vessel as was ever made, you have spent vast amounts of your life as someone else, as people who died long ago, as people who never lived, as strangers you never met. The usual I we are given has all the tidy containment of the kind of character the realist novel specializes in and none of the porousness of our every waking moment, the loose threads, the strange dreams, the forgettings and misrememberings, the portions of a life lived through others' stories, the incoherence and inconsistency, the pantheon of dei ex machina and the companionability of ghosts. There are other ways of telling. — Rebecca Solnit
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Tidy Sayings By Elizabeth Von Arnim: I love tulips better than any other spring flower; they are the embodiment of alert I love tulips better than any other spring flower; they are the embodiment of alert cheerfulness and tidy grace, and next to a hyacinth look like a wholesome, freshly tubbed young girl beside a stout lady whose every movement weighs down the air with patchouli. Their faint, delicate scent is refinement itself; and is there anything in the world more charming than the sprightly way they hold up their little faces to the sun. I have heard them called bold and flaunting, but to me they seem modest grace itself, only always on the alert to enjoy life as much as they can and not be afraid of looking the sun or anything else above them in the face. — Elizabeth Von Arnim
Tidy Sayings By Dana Marie Bell: You're a ... " Becky swallowed hard at Emma's slow nod. "And they're ... " You're a ... " Becky swallowed hard at Emma's slow nod. "And they're ... " Emma watched as Becky absorbed the information. When she blew out a hard breath, Emma relaxed. "This is going to cost you a fortune in Tidy Cat." Becky's laugh was shaky but Emma knew everything would be alright. — Dana Marie Bell
Tidy Sayings By Richard Courant: Mathematical objects states "only the relationships between mathematically 'undefined objects' and the rules governing operations Mathematical objects states "only the relationships between mathematically 'undefined objects' and the rules governing operations with them." It doesn't matter what mathematical things are: it's what they do that counts. Thus mathematics hovers uneasily between the real and the not-real; its meaning does not reside in formal abstractions, but neither is it tangible. This may cause problems for philosophers who like tidy categories, but it is the great strength of mathematics - what — Richard Courant
Tidy Sayings By Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj: Forgetting your Self is the greatest injury; all the calamities flow from it. Take care Forgetting your Self is the greatest injury; all the calamities flow from it. Take care of the most important, the lesser will take care of itself. You do not tidy up a dark room. You open the windows first. Letting in the light makes everything easy. So, let us wait with improving others until we see ourselves as we are/ and have changed. There is no need to turn round and round in endless questioning; find yourself and everything will fall into its proper place. — Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
Tidy Sayings By Marlo Thomas: [On husband Phil Donahue:] The man does not know the meaning of the word tidy. [On husband Phil Donahue:] The man does not know the meaning of the word tidy. He asked me one day, 'Where are my shoes?' So I asked him, 'Where are my shoes?' I don't know what it is about men. They think that women have radar attached to our uteruses. — Marlo Thomas
Tidy Sayings By Elizabeth Von Arnim: But of what use is it to be whitewashed and trim outside, to have pleasant But of what use is it to be whitewashed and trim outside, to have pleasant creepers and tidy shutters, when inside one's soul wanders through empty rooms, mournfully shivers in damp and darkness, is hungry and no one brings it food, is cold and no one lights a fire, is miserable and tired and there's no chair to sit on? — Elizabeth Von Arnim
Tidy Sayings By Tom Conrad: I am not depressed; my life is just shit. As a consequence of my not I am not depressed; my life is just shit. As a consequence of my not being depressed, I am not like them. You need to know this from the very off. You need to know I, Arch Fry, will not allow myself to be neatly pigeonholed, erroneously labelled or closed off in some tidy little box - one to be shelved away and conveniently forgotten about.
No, I am not depressed: NOT. DEPRESSED.
You see, I'm just not stuck in some deep unassailable chasm like all the rest, like all these other poor fuckers who've so readily accepted that noose of a word. — Tom Conrad
Tidy Sayings By Marie Kondo: I'd like to tidy up the entire planet. I would go anywhere if there were I'd like to tidy up the entire planet. I would go anywhere if there were something that needs tidying. — Marie Kondo
Tidy Sayings By Heather Vogel Frederick: I love science, and the way it names and orders and classifies everything, from clouds I love science, and the way it names and orders and classifies everything, from clouds to plants to stars. Even bones. Tibia, fibula, scapula, patella. Science makes everything so official-sounding, and so tidy. Unlike real life, which is often a mess. — Heather Vogel Frederick
Tidy Sayings By Marie Kondo: When you tidy your space completely, you transform the scenery. The change is so profound When you tidy your space completely, you transform the scenery. The change is so profound that you feel as if you are living in a totally different world. — Marie Kondo
Tidy Sayings By Diana Wynne Jones: You are a terror, aren't you? Leave this yard alone. I know just where everything You are a terror, aren't you? Leave this yard alone. I know just where everything is in it, and I won't be able to find the things I need for my transport spells if you tidy them up.'
So there was probably a bundle of souls or a box of chewed hearts somewhere out here, Sophie thought. She felt really thwarted. 'Tidying up is what I'm here for!' she shouted at Howl.
'Then you must think of a new meaning for your life,' Howl said. — Diana Wynne Jones
Tidy Sayings By Nikolai Gogol: Everywhere in life, no matter where it may run its course, whether amid its harsh, Everywhere in life, no matter where it may run its course, whether amid its harsh, raspingly poor, and squalidly mildewing lowly ranks, or amid its monotonously frigid and depressingly tidy upper classes - everywhere, if it be but once, man is fated to meet a phenomenon that is unlike all that which he may have chanced to meet hitherto; which, if but once, will awaken within him an emotion that is unlike all those which he is fated to experience all life long. Everywhere, running counter to all the sorrows of which our life is woven, a glittering joy will gaily flash by, as, at times, a glittering equipage with gold on its gear, with its picturesque horses, and sparkling because of its gleaming plate glass will suddenly, unexpectedly, speed by some backwoods poverty-stricken hamlet that had never beheld anything but a country cart, — Nikolai Gogol
Tidy Sayings By Penny Vincenzi: Marriages don't stay in neat, tidy shapes you know; they sprawl about, very messily sometimes. Marriages don't stay in neat, tidy shapes you know; they sprawl about, very messily sometimes. The important thing is not to let them get out of control. — Penny Vincenzi
Tidy Sayings By Elyse M. Fitzpatrick: Most of us are painfully aware that we're not perfect parents. We're also deeply grieved Most of us are painfully aware that we're not perfect parents. We're also deeply grieved that we don't have perfect kids. But the remedy to our mutual imperfections isn't more law, even if it seems to produce tidy or polite children. Christian children (and their parents) don't need to learn to be "nice." They need death and resurrection and a Savior who has gone before them as a faithful high priest, who was a child himself, and who lived and died perfectly in their place. They need a Savior who extends the offer of complete forgiveness, total righteousness, and indissoluble adoption to all who will believe. This is the message we all need. We need the gospel of grace and the grace of the gospel. Children can't use the law any more than we can, because they will respond to it the same way we do. They'll ignore it or bend it or obey it outwardly for selfish purposes, but this one thing is certain: they won't obey it from the heart, because they can't. That's why Jesus had to die. — Elyse M. Fitzpatrick
Tidy Sayings By Mona Hatoum: I'm often asked the same question: What in your work comes from your own culture? I'm often asked the same question: What in your work comes from your own culture? As if I have a recipe and I can actually isolate the Arab ingredient, the woman ingredient, the Palestinian ingredient. People often expect tidy definitions of otherness, as if identity is something fixed and easily definable. — Mona Hatoum
Tidy Sayings By Lynda Chalker, Baroness Chalker Of Wallasey: It's important to look neat and tidy and not be too flashily dressed. If you It's important to look neat and tidy and not be too flashily dressed. If you look untidy, you're considered to have an untidy mind - it's as simple as that! — Lynda Chalker, Baroness Chalker Of Wallasey
Tidy Sayings By Ann Oakley: Being a good mother does not call for the same qualities as being a good Being a good mother does not call for the same qualities as being a good housewife; a dedication to keeping children clean and tidy may override an interest in their separate development as individuals. — Ann Oakley
Tidy Sayings By Gene Wolfe: Are you waiting for the end of my story? It's ended. The day came when Are you waiting for the end of my story? It's ended. The day came when I was able to fly up here. I knew by then that I had much more to learn, and that I had to be stronger before I tried Crossing. But I felt I'd come more than halfway, too, and I was right. There was a corroded metal hatch over that window then. I tore it off and let it fall. When I'd explored all the rooms on all the levels, I decided to clean this one out and make it a private place just for myself, my own room in my own tower in the sky. There were bones in here and some other things, but I threw them out that window and swept this floor with my hands. When everything was tidy, I told myself I'd come back and spend hours up here after I'd made the Return Crossing, just thinking about who I was and what I had done for my children. But I never did, till now." "I'll — Gene Wolfe
Tidy Sayings By Dennis Lehane: The world does not have tidy endings. The world does not have neat connections. It The world does not have tidy endings. The world does not have neat connections. It is not filled with epiphanies that work perfectly at the moment that you need them. — Dennis Lehane
Tidy Sayings By William Landay: The rest-the vast majority, tens of thousands of days-are unremarkable, repetitive, even monotonous. We glide The rest-the vast majority, tens of thousands of days-are unremarkable, repetitive, even monotonous. We glide through them then instantly forget them. We tend not to think about this arithmetic when we look back on our lives. We remember the handful of Big Days and throw away the rest.
We organize our long, shapeless lives into tidy little stories ... But our lives are mostly made up of junk, of ordinary, forgettable days, and 'The End' is never the end. — William Landay
Tidy Sayings By Tom Peterson: The dumbest mistake is viewing design as something you do at the end of the The dumbest mistake is viewing design as something you do at the end of the process to 'tidy up' the mess, as opposed to understanding it's a 'day one' issue and part of everything. — Tom Peterson
Tidy Sayings By William Peter Blatty: rats?" "I just said that." "But the attic is clean." "Well, okay, we've got tidy rats?" "I just said that." "But the attic is clean." "Well, okay, we've got tidy rats!" "No rats." "Karl, I heard them last night." "Maybe plumbing," Karl probed; "maybe boards." "Maybe rats! Will you buy the damn traps and quit arguing?" Bustling away, Karl, said, "Yes! I go now!" "No not now, Karl! The — William Peter Blatty
Tidy Sayings By Charles Bukowski: When I see a man with a tidy place I know there's something wrong with When I see a man with a tidy place I know there's something wrong with him. And if it's too tidy, he's a fag. — Charles Bukowski
Tidy Sayings By Marya Hornbacher: There is never a sudden revelation, a complete and tidy explanation for why it happened, There is never a sudden revelation, a complete and tidy explanation for why it happened, or why it ends, or why or who you are. You want one and I want one, but there isn't one. It comes in bits and pieces, and you stitch them together wherever they fit, and when you are done you hold yourself up, and still there are holes and you are a rag doll, invented, imperfect. And yet you are all that you have, so you must be enough. There is no other way. — Marya Hornbacher
Tidy Sayings By Jaclyn Friedman: A slut is someone, usually a woman, who's stepped outside of the very narrow lane A slut is someone, usually a woman, who's stepped outside of the very narrow lane that good girls are supposed to stay within. Sluts are loud. We're messy. We don't behave. In fact, the original definition of "slut" meant "untidy woman." But since we live in a world that relies on women to be tidy in all ways, to be quiet and obedient and agreeable and available (but never aggressive), those of us who color outside of the lines get called sluts. And that word is meant to keep us in line. — Jaclyn Friedman
Tidy Sayings By Marie Kondo: If you tidy up in one shot, rather than little by little, you can dramatically If you tidy up in one shot, rather than little by little, you can dramatically change your mind-set. A change so profound that it touches your emotions will irresistibly affect your way of thinking and your lifestyle habits. — Marie Kondo
Tidy Sayings By George Harrison: I'm a tidy sort of bloke. I don't like chaos. I kept records in the I'm a tidy sort of bloke. I don't like chaos. I kept records in the record rack, tea in the tea caddy, and pot in the pot box. — George Harrison
Tidy Sayings By Tori Amos: It's [a miscarriage] all very thief-in-the-night. No one really knows what to say. You go It's [a miscarriage] all very thief-in-the-night. No one really knows what to say. You go into the emergency room, you think you're going to be a mum and you walk out empty. It's all neat and tidy, there's this potential being in your life and you're empty - all cleaned up and put back together, but completely shattered. — Tori Amos
Tidy Sayings By Ken Ballen: One other thing this skinny Arab knew: the power of hating the Jew. He could One other thing this skinny Arab knew: the power of hating the Jew. He could quote from the Holy Book chapter and verse the perfidy of Jews. He could show the dagger of Israel stuck in the soul of Jerusalem where Prophet Muhammad ascended to Heaven. And this son of Islam's most holy places could wrap it all up in a tidy little conspiracy, the Jews in New York controlling America, the Great Satan, launching their crusades against Muslims everywhere. See, we Muslims are nursed on the mother's milk of conspiracies. And unless you have a conspiracy to explain everything in one neat package, we simply won't believe you. — Ken Ballen
Tidy Sayings By Julia Quinn: When a man writes a romance, the woman dies. When a woman writes one, it When a man writes a romance, the woman dies. When a woman writes one, it ends all tidy and sweet. — Julia Quinn
Tidy Sayings By Susan Juby: Actual artists, and despite their reputation for chaos, most artists keep their supplies and work Actual artists, and despite their reputation for chaos, most artists keep their supplies and work spaces scrupulously tidy. It's the personal lives that get messy. Dusk, — Susan Juby
Tidy Sayings By Joanne Harris: I'm quite an untidy person in a lot of ways. But order makes me happy. I'm quite an untidy person in a lot of ways. But order makes me happy. I have to have a clear desk and a tidy desktop, with as few visual distractions as possible. I don't mind sound distractions, but visual ones freak me out. — Joanne Harris
Tidy Sayings By Jean Anouilh: Life has a way of setting things in order and leaving them be. Very tidy, Life has a way of setting things in order and leaving them be. Very tidy, is life. — Jean Anouilh
Tidy Sayings By Berkeley Breathed: Bloom County was set in a tidy, rural environment probably because of Harper Lee's 'To Bloom County was set in a tidy, rural environment probably because of Harper Lee's 'To Kill a Mockingbird.' — Berkeley Breathed
Tidy Sayings By Oliver Tidy: We're all going to die. Most of us will leave no mark of our existence We're all going to die. Most of us will leave no mark of our existence behind what-so-ever. Not a stain or a smudge or a smear on the face of history. I think that's sad." It made Romney horribly regretful to think that the fat man was right. — Oliver Tidy
Tidy Sayings By Herman Melville: And as for the matter of the alleged uncleanliness of our business, ye shall soon And as for the matter of the alleged uncleanliness of our business, ye shall soon be initiated into certain facts hitherto pretty generally unknown, and which, upon the whole, will triumphantly plant the sperm whale-ship at least among the cleanliest things of this tidy earth. — Herman Melville
Tidy Sayings By John Ortberg: If ever there were a true "just as I am" church, if ever there were If ever there were a true "just as I am" church, if ever there were a community where everybody could bring all their baggage and brokenness with them without neat and tidy happy endings quite yet, if ever there was a group where everyone was loved and no one pretended - we could not make enough room inside the building. — John Ortberg
Tidy Sayings By Queen Elizabeth II: Experience shows that great enterprises seldom end with a tidy and satisfactory flourish. Together, we Experience shows that great enterprises seldom end with a tidy and satisfactory flourish. Together, we are doing our best to re-establish peace and civil order in the Gulf region, and to help those members of civil and ethnic minorities who continue to suffer through no fault of their own. If we succeed, our military success will have achieved its true objective. — Queen Elizabeth II
Tidy Sayings By Wendy Higgins: Hey, I have a weird question," I said. "What does it mean if a guy Hey, I have a weird question," I said. "What does it mean if a guy calls you 'bang tidy'?"
Marna snorted. "Sounds like something a dirty wanker would say. Or someone pissing about."
Now it was my turn to snort, because she'd called Kai a wanker. — Wendy Higgins
Tidy Sayings By Stella Gibbons: To tidy up takes time, and she wants all her time for wolfing books... To tidy up takes time, and she wants all her time for wolfing books... — Stella Gibbons
Tidy Sayings By V.S. Naipaul: Life doesn't have a neat beginning and a tidy end; life is always going on. Life doesn't have a neat beginning and a tidy end; life is always going on. You should begin in the middle and end in the middle, and it should be all there. — V.S. Naipaul
Tidy Sayings By Ezra Pound: The Lake IsleO God, O Venus, O Mercury, patron of thieves,Give me in due time, The Lake Isle
O God, O Venus, O Mercury, patron of thieves,
Give me in due time, I beseech you, a little tobacco-shop,
With the little bright boxes
piled up neatly upon the shelves
And the loose fragrant cavendish
and the shag,
And the bright Virginia
loose under the bright glass cases,
And a pair of scales not too greasy,
And the whores dropping in for a word or two in passing,
For a flip word, and to tidy their hair a bit.
O God, O Venus, O Mercury, patron of thieves,
Lend me a little tobacco-shop,
or install me in any profession
Save this damn'd profession of writing,
where one needs one's brains all the time. — Ezra Pound
Tidy Sayings By Barry Neil Kaufman: If we become uncomfortable in any given moment, we can look at a flower, a If we become uncomfortable in any given moment, we can look at a flower, a pebble in the street or the tire on our car and be grateful. We can gaze at a person in the distance or at a cloud in the sky and be appreciative. We can smile at a stranger, hug someone we know or tidy a disorganized shelf and be thankful for the opportunity. If we choose gratitude, we will be happy! — Barry Neil Kaufman
Tidy Sayings By Sarah Kay: I promise to tidy up before company arrives, wouldn't want my socks and daydreams all I promise to tidy up before company arrives, wouldn't want my socks and daydreams all over the carpet — Sarah Kay
Tidy Sayings By Linda Grant: I am not by any stretch of the imagination a tidy person, and the piles I am not by any stretch of the imagination a tidy person, and the piles of unread books on the coffee table and by my bed have a plaintive, pleading quality to me - 'Read me, please!' — Linda Grant
Tidy Sayings By Jeff Shear: There was an easier solution to the security breach. He could kill us all. An There was an easier solution to the security breach. He could kill us all. An explosion at a bomb factory would tidy up the problems of a trial drawn out by national security motions. There would be no pleas, no losing, no settlement. If this place blew, no one would ever know about Wahi Pandi, Gadwhal or the Gissar heliport. None of it. The secret would be safe. — Jeff Shear
Tidy Sayings By Francis Chan: The fact is, Scripture is filled with divine actions that don't fit our human standards The fact is, Scripture is filled with divine actions that don't fit our human standards of logic or morality. But they don't need to, because we are the clay and He is the Potter. We need to stop trying to domesticate God or confine Him to tidy categories and compartments that reflect our human sentiments rather than His inexplicable ways. — Francis Chan
Tidy Sayings By Samuel Wells: Bonhoeffer did not expect his life to be a tidy edifice of perfection. Bonhoeffer did not expect his life to be a tidy edifice of perfection. — Samuel Wells
Tidy Sayings By Nora Roberts: It was foolish to feel like a girl getting ready for a date. Gennie told It was foolish to feel like a girl getting ready for a date. Gennie told herself that as she unlocked the door to the cottage.She'd told herself the same thing as she'd driven away from town...as she'd turned down the quiet lane.
It was a spur of the moment cookout-two adults,a steak,and a bottle of burgundy that may or may not have been worth the price. A person would have to look hard to find any romance in charcoal, lighter fluid and some freshly picked greens from a patch in the backyard. Not for the first time, Gennie thought it a pity her imagination was so expansive.
It had undoubtedly been imagination that had brought on that rush of feeling in the churhcyard. A little unexpected tenderness, a soft breeze and she heard bells. Silly.
Gennie set the bags on the kitchen counter and wished she'd bought candles. Candlelight would make even that tidy,practical little kitchen seem romantic.And if she had a radio, there could be music... — Nora Roberts
Tidy Sayings By Victor Robert Lee: And yet Xiao Li always spoke of her mother as if her image were mounted And yet Xiao Li always spoke of her mother as if her image were mounted in a red-and-gold picture frame resting on a shrine in the corner of a tidy house, to be venerated and pleased at all times, like a deceased ancestor ever-present and scrutinizing her progeny. — Victor Robert Lee
Tidy Sayings By Tanuja Desai Hidier: But you have to realize, there is no such thing as this tidy little box But you have to realize, there is no such thing as this tidy little box you think you have to fold up and fit into; it simply does not exist. That's what I'm learning, learning as we speak. — Tanuja Desai Hidier
Tidy Sayings By Keith Briffa: I know there is pressure to present a nice tidy story as regards 'apparent unprecedented I know there is pressure to present a nice tidy story as regards 'apparent unprecedented warming in a thousand years or more in the proxy data' but in reality the situation is no quite so simple. — Keith Briffa
Tidy Sayings By Patricia Churchland: Eventually I realized that for contemporary philosophers conceptual analysis per se was an end in Eventually I realized that for contemporary philosophers conceptual analysis per se was an end in itself. For some, it was somehow supposed to lead to the truth about these phenomena, not just to tidy things up a bit. — Patricia Churchland
Tidy Sayings By Ian Kharitonov: The animals had filled the tidy new freight cars with the lingering smell of their The animals had filled the tidy new freight cars with the lingering smell of their sweat and waste, parasites infesting the cracks between the hoof-dented boards, the feeling of imminent slaughter staying with the train forever. Soon — Ian Kharitonov
Tidy Sayings By Marie Kondo: My head was full of tidying tips, and I had complete, albeit misguided, confidence that My head was full of tidying tips, and I had complete, albeit misguided, confidence that I could tidy any place. — Marie Kondo
Tidy Sayings By Lemony Snicket: That's the spirit, kid," said the voice of the grown man. "Come on, Snow Scouts, That's the spirit, kid," said the voice of the grown man. "Come on, Snow Scouts, let's all say the Snow Scout Alphabet Pledge together."
Instantly the cave echoed with the sound of many voices speaking in perfect unison, a phrase here which means "reciting a list of very odd words at the very same time." "Snow Scouts," recited the Snow Scouts, "are accommodating, basic, calm, darling, emblematic, frisky, grinning, human, innocent, jumping, kept, limited, meek, nap-loving, official, pretty, quarantines, recent, scheduled, tidy, understandable, victorious, wholesome, xylophone, young, and zippered - every morning, every afternoon, every night, and all day long! — Lemony Snicket
Tidy Sayings By Siobhan Dowd: Salim,' She said, as if he were in the room. 'I'll have your guts for Salim,' She said, as if he were in the room. 'I'll have your guts for garters.' I has never heard this before and wondered what garters were. Kat told me later that they are what women used to wear around their thighs to keep their stockings up and they were elasticated. I do not think guts would be a tidy way of doing this. — Siobhan Dowd
Tidy Sayings By Laurie Lee: She was too honest, too natural for this frightened man; too remote from his tidy She was too honest, too natural for this frightened man; too remote from his tidy laws. She was, after all, a country girl; disordered, hysterical, loving. She was muddled and mischievous as a chimney-jackdaw, she made her nest of rags and jewels, was happy in the sunlight, squawked loudly at danger, pried and was insatiably curious, forgot when to eat or ate all day, and sang when sunsets were red. — Laurie Lee
Tidy Sayings By Diablo Cody: People don't have these tidy little redemption arcs in reality the way they do in People don't have these tidy little redemption arcs in reality the way they do in movies. — Diablo Cody
Tidy Sayings By Diana Wynne Jones: Typical!" he said to Sophie. " I break my neck to get here, and I Typical!" he said to Sophie. " I break my neck to get here, and I find you peacefully tidying up!"
Sophie looked up at him. As she had feared, the hard black-and white light coming through the broken wall showed her that Howl had not bothered to shave or tidy his hair. His eyes were still red-rimmed and his black sleeves were torn in several place. There was not much to choose between Howl and the scarecrow. Oh, dear! Sophie thought. He must love Miss Angorian very much. "I came for Miss Angorian," she explained.
"And I thought if I arranged for your family to visit you, it would keep you quiet for once!" Howl said disgustedly. "But no
". — Diana Wynne Jones
Tidy Sayings By Elspeth Huxley: That's the way to tell a true story from a made-up one. A made-up story That's the way to tell a true story from a made-up one. A made-up story always has a neat and tidy end. But true stories don't end, at least until their heroes and heroines die, and not then really because the things they did and didn't do, sometimes live on. — Elspeth Huxley
Tidy Sayings By David Nicholls: She made a firm resolution, one of the resolutions she was making almost daily these She made a firm resolution, one of the resolutions she was making almost daily these days. No more sleepovers, no more writing poetry, no more wasting time. Time to tidy up your life. Time to start again. — David Nicholls
Tidy Sayings By Marie Kondo: Think back to your own childhood. I'm sure most of us have been scolded for Think back to your own childhood. I'm sure most of us have been scolded for not tidying up our rooms, but how many of our parents consciously taught us how to tidy as part of our upbringing? Our parents demanded that we clean up our rooms, but they, too, had never been trained in how to do that. When it comes to tidying, we are all self-taught. — Marie Kondo
Tidy Sayings By Neil Gaiman: Bod quite liked crows. He thought they were funny and he liked the way they Bod quite liked crows. He thought they were funny and he liked the way they helped to keep the graveyard tidy. — Neil Gaiman
Tidy Sayings By Sonia Parin: She trudged along the side path. It all looked tidy enough. Kicking off the sand She trudged along the side path. It all looked tidy enough. Kicking off the sand on her shoes, she looked down at the ground. And that's when she saw the footprints. Several of them and two different sizes. Her own and another set... Much larger. Twice her size. And — Sonia Parin
Tidy Sayings By Carrie Vaughn: You only get married the first time once. There was the philosophy of a generation You only get married the first time once. There was the philosophy of a generation wrapped up in a tidy little sentence — Carrie Vaughn
Tidy Sayings By Patrick Rothfuss: Now, this pair," he waved the shoes he held, "are new. They haven't been walked Now, this pair," he waved the shoes he held, "are new. They haven't been walked a mile, and for new shoes like these I charge a talent, maybe a talent and two." He pointed at my feet. "Those shoes, on the other hand, are used, and I don't sell used shoes."
He turned his back on me and started to tidy his workbench rather aimlessly, humming to himself ...
I knew that he was trying to do me a favor, and a week ago I would have jumped at the opportunity for free shoes. But for some reason I didn't feel right about it. I quietly gathered up my things and left a pair of copper jots on his stool before I left.
Why? Because pride is a strange thing, and because generosity deserves generosity in return. But mostly because it felt like the right thing to do, and that is reason enough. — Patrick Rothfuss
Tidy Sayings By Tyson Fury: I've got a tidy chin and a decent punch. And, for people who think they I've got a tidy chin and a decent punch. And, for people who think they can fight and are champions, I'll make it extremely hard. — Tyson Fury
Tidy Sayings By Carrie Fisher: My panic is rising again. My sense of isolation and worthlessness. And no other senses My panic is rising again. My sense of isolation and worthlessness. And no other senses worth mentioning apparently. It's not nice being inside my head. It's a nice place to visit but I don't want to live here. It's too crowded; too many traps and pitfalls. I'm tired of it. That same old person, day in and day out. I'd like to try something else. I tried to neaten my mind, file everything away into tidy little thoughts, but it only got more and more cluttered. My mind has a mind of its own. I try to define my limits by seeing just how far I can go, and I find that I passed them weeks ago. And I've got to find my way back. — Carrie Fisher
Tidy Sayings By Martha Grimes: There are people who read Tolstoy or Dostoevski who do not insist that their endings There are people who read Tolstoy or Dostoevski who do not insist that their endings be happy or pleasant or, at least, not be depressing. But if you're writing mysteries - oh, no, you can't have an ending like that. It must be tidy. — Martha Grimes
Tidy Sayings By Sarah Michelle Gellar: I am definitely a Type-A, tidy, everything-has-a-place kind of person, so initially encouraging a mess I am definitely a Type-A, tidy, everything-has-a-place kind of person, so initially encouraging a mess was against my nature. But once you realize all the benefits, it's pretty simple to let that go. — Sarah Michelle Gellar
Tidy Sayings By Kate Braestrup: I can't make those two realities what I've lost and what I've found fit together I can't make those two realities
what I've lost and what I've found
fit together in some tidy pattern of divine causality. I just have to hold them on the one hand and on the other, just like that. — Kate Braestrup
Tidy Sayings By Stella Gibbons: And she said it was a pity, because my father was so "keen", and what And she said it was a pity, because my father was so "keen", and what did I care about?
So I said, well, I was not quite sure, but on the whole I thought I liked having everything very tidy and calm all around me, and not being bothered to do things, and laughing at the kind of joke other people didn't think at all funny, and going for country walks, and not being asked to express opinions about things (like love, and isn't so-and-so peculiar?). So then she said, oh, well, didn't I think I could try to be a little less slack, because of Father, and I said no, I was I afraid I couldn't; and after that she left me alone. But all the others still said I was no good. — Stella Gibbons
Tidy Sayings By Philip Pullman: Does he think the job of a librarian is so simple, so empty of content, Does he think the job of a librarian is so simple, so empty of content, that anyone can step up and do it for a thank-you and a cup of tea? Does he think that all a librarian does is to tidy the shelves? — Philip Pullman
Tidy Sayings By Nicolas Roeg: Don't you think it's something strange that you rarely look at yourself in the mirror, Don't you think it's something strange that you rarely look at yourself in the mirror, except to do things like stand and ponder? I mean, in Shakespeare's day, it was thought that the mirror would reveal something, that it is trying to tell you something - not just to tidy your hair, but something more. — Nicolas Roeg