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Top 100 Tidy Quotes

#1. While he waited, he made up the bed,more to discourage Meg from falling back into it than because he wanted to tidy the room. Besides, running his hands over the sheets and breathing in her scent made him happy, - Author: Anne Bishop
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#2. Normal life is presentable. In normal life, you clean up the kitchen and keep your balcony tidy and take care of your children. It's hard work
harder than one might think. - Author: Fredrik Backman
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#3. I can't cook. I don't have the right brain for it, somehow. I can't walk into a room and tidy it up. I get distracted. I pick up one thing and I start looking at it. And my cooking is truly heinous. - Author: Sophie Kinsella
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#4. She could strive for perfection only in certain, few things; beyond that, it was important only to be tidy. - Author: Amanda Coplin
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#5. I'm glad your self-righteousness has given you some exercise, but you forget: we are not such a tidy, reasonable, and humane race. Our thoughts don't stand in grammatical rows, our hearts don't draw equations, our consciences don't have the benefit of historians whispering the answers to us. - Author: Josiah Bancroft
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#6. 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. - Author: Dana Marie Bell
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#7. 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. - Author: Victoria Schwab
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#8. I guess they needed a maze in Japan, where everything's neat and tidy. In America everybody's already wandering around lost. - Author: Jonathan Lethem
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#9. 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. - Author: Tom Peterson
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#10. Oh, my young friends and fellow sinners! beware of presuming to exercise your poor carnal reason. Oh, be morally tidy! Let your faith be as your stockings, and your stockings as your faith. Both ever spotless, and both ready to put on at a moment's notice! - Author: Wilkie Collins
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#11. 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. - Author: Marie Kondo
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#12. 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. - Author: Dennis Lehane
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#13. 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. - Author: Chelsea Handler
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#14. So before I start work on a book, I'm like a pregnant mole - I obsessively tidy and order my closets and everything in my study. Because there's such a cascade of images and ideas that I'm grapping with mentally, I couldn't also be in a chaotic setting. - Author: Diane Ackerman
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#15. 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. - Author: Wendy Higgins
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#16. I really have to force myself to tidy up around the house. - Author: Marcia Cross
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#17. The past is not a place I like to visit. This project is forcing me to go there, to tidy up my thoughts. I'm not normally a navel-gazer. I've always thought you find yourself in other people. I'm visiting here. I don't want to set up house. - Author: Bono
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#18. 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!' - Author: Linda Grant
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#19. I keep my house tidy, because then I can think clearly. I feel the same about myself. Presenting yourself well is a working-class thing - my dad was a printer, but he wore a tie most days. The ungroomed look belongs more to the middle classes. - Author: Gary Kemp
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#20. 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. - Author: Tyson Fury
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#21. I quickly tried to tidy-up, but she stilled my busy hands. "Honey, I don't mind a bit of mess. It's what makes you real. Please, don't feel like you need to clean for me," she said gently. "Besides, I came to visit you, not the cabin." I - Author: Lora Ann
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#22. The front room of his house was what I called 'untidy chic'. Prefects weren't subject to the same Rules on room tidiness, but since no one really enjoyed clutter, a certain style of ordered untidiness was generally considered de couleur for a prefect's room. - Author: Jasper Fforde
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#23. You'll love the song of the stars in your hair more than you loved the contents of your life, more than you loved tidy sealed boxes and certainty. - Author: Sarah Bessey
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#24. 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. - Author: Anthony Newley
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#25. Military operations cannot be tidy or free of friction - particularly in a coalition whose contributing nations see the campaign through national prisms. - Author: Mike Jackson
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#26. That's the trouble with gathering truth. It's never neat and tidy ... - Author: Emma Jane Holloway
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#27. Many self-help books give you these neat, tidy formulas that are really illusions. They dupe people into thinking, 'Well if I can just do that, then everything's going to be okay.' My work differs in that I don't offer quick solutions and simple explanations. - Author: John Bradshaw
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#28. 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 - Author: Ian Kharitonov
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#29. I can't focus when there's too many things around. Whenever I used to go to the office, I used to always say, 'Tidy up.' - Author: Zaha Hadid
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#30. Of course I wasn't abused. If I were; things would be so simple. I'd have a reason to for being in a shrinks office. I'd have a justification and something to work on. The world wasn't going to give me something that tidy. - Author: Ned Vizzini
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#31. 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. - Author: Joanne Harris
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#32. Haos is the neighbour of God: but everything's usually neat and tidy in hell ... - Author: Hakan Nesser
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#33. Many perfumes promise to lure men to women. None of them smell of motherhood. None of them proclaim the wearer to be tidy, thrifty, and sensible. - Author: Janette Rallison
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#34. All my tales are true, drawn from life, and a life story is not a tidy thing. - Author: Karen Lord
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#35. I wanted to slice barren into my skin. That's how I'd stay, my insides unused. Empty and pristine. I pictured my pelvis split open, to reveal a tidy hollow, like the nest of a vanished animal. - Author: Gillian Flynn
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#36. 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. - Author: Marie Kondo
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#37. 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, - Author: Susan Juby
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#38. 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. - Author: Sarah Michelle Gellar
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#39. The world we know at present is in no fit state to take over the dreariest little meteor ... If we have the courage and patience, the energy and skill, to take us voyaging to other planets, then let us use some of these to tidy up and civilize this earth. One world at a time, please. - Author: J.B. Priestley
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#40. All thinking is done with the glands. Logic is added later to tidy things up. - Author: John D. MacDonald
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#41. Bonhoeffer did not expect his life to be a tidy edifice of perfection. - Author: Samuel Wells
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#42. 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! - Author: Lynda Chalker, Baroness Chalker Of Wallasey
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#43. We all have a friend or family member who can't bear the sight of a mess. Use her obsessive compulsion to your advantage! Whisper in her ear: "I'm always impressed by how neat your house is. Can you do me a favor and help tidy this place up as the night goes on?" - Author: Clinton Kelly
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#44. While other founding fathers were reared in tidy New England villages or cosseted on baronial Virginia estates, Hamilton grew up in a tropical hellhole of dissipated whites and fractious slaves, all framed by a backdrop of luxuriant natural beauty. On - Author: Ron Chernow
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#45. There's no seduction any more, diary. No subtlety. No tidy-yourself-up in this world. No need for personal pride. There's just the things you're prepared to do - for survival, for fulfillment, for whatever-the-hell-it-is you really need - and the things you're not. - Author: Simon Spurrier
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#46. Be careless in your dress if you will, but keep a tidy soul. - Author: Mark Twain
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#47. 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.' - Author: Marie Kondo
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#48. My mind is not like a neat and tidy garden; it is a vast and untidy wilderness, full of irrelevancies, but with lots of places to wander and get lost. - Author: Roopa Farooki
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#49. There is nothing so good as a burial at sea. It is simple, tidy, and not very incriminating. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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#50. 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. - Author: Herman Melville
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#51. Scrubbed, combed, as tidy as two dudes setting off on a double date, they went out to the car. - Author: Truman Capote
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#52. Allowing yourself to follow the crevices of your heart lines is a messy process and not easy to characterize or rationalize into neat and tidy lists and boxes. - Author: Maureen Chiquet
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#53. The world isn't tidy; it's a mess. I don't try to make it neat. - Author: Garry Winogrand
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#54. tidy bed was a restful bed - Author: Nora Roberts
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#55. I recalled thinking ... His freakishly tidy side could be a problem.
To say that neatness was not my strong suit would be a crime against, well, the truth. - Author: Betsy Cook Speer
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#56. And everywhere, everywhere, there were books. Not the tidy stacks of an intellectual attempting to impress, but the slumping piles of a scholar obsessed. - Author: Maggie Stiefvater
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#57. 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. - Author: Leonard Cohen
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#58. In the futile attempts we all make to tidy up our lives and our surroundings, nothing is more difficult than throwing out a book. - Author: Andy Rooney
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#59. We all carry around so much pain in our hearts. Love and pain and beauty. They all seem to go together like one little tidy confusing package. It's a messy business, life. It's hard to figure - full of surprises. Some good. Some bad. - Author: Henry Bromell
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#60. I think the dilemma exists because art, among all the other tidy categories, most closely resembles what it is like to be human. To be alive. It is our nature to be imperfect. To have uncategorized feelings and emotions. To make or do things that don't sometimes necessarily make sense. - Author: Brene Brown
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#61. Twenty-five thousand," Maggie murmured. A tidy sum, even tidier ten years ago. "You're telling me you think the money was the motive for murder?" "Money's always a motive for murder, and it's a loose end. - Author: Nora Roberts
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#62. Studying history is for tourists - polite, tidy people with clean desks and clean consciences. Making history is for people willing to get their hands dirty, to make mistake and lie when necessary, so that someday historians can sit quietly at their desks and act shocked. - Author: Robert Ferrigno
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#63. 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. - Author: George Harrison
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#64. Once we lose our fear of being tiny, we find ourselves on the threshold of a vast and awesome Universe which dwarfs
in time, in space, and in potential
the tidy anthropocentric proscenium of our ancestors. - Author: Carl Sagan
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#65. No game in the world is as tidy and dramatically neat as baseball, with cause and effect, crime and punishment, motive and result, so cleanly defined. - Author: Paul Gallico
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#66. 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. - Author: Keith Briffa
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#67. I'm afraid I am tidy, and I have to be because the office is open plan and my glass office door is literally always open. - Author: James Dyson
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#68. 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. - Author: Martha Grimes
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#69. 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. - Author: David Nicholls
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#70. 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. - Author: Oliver Tidy
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#71. I'm very organized and tidy in my home life and I generally do something myself rather than farm it out to somebody else. I don't have an assistant or anything because I think I can do it myself. - Author: Mark Strong
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#72. He who wants to keep his garden tidy doesn't reserve a plot for weeds. - Author: Dag Hammarskjold
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#73. When you talk of not wanting children, it is impossible to avoid sounding defensive, like you're trying to prove the questionable beauty of a selfish and too-tidy existence. - Author: Meghan Daum
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#74. History is too often the refuge of the tidy-minded, making neat patterns when the dust has settled. - Author: Melvyn Bragg
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#75. 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. - Author: Kate Braestrup
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#76. It was Tottenham at home. I thought: 'Please don't go on about Tottenham, we all know what Tottenham are about. They are nice and tidy but we'll f****** do them.' Alex came in and said: 'Lads, it's only Tottenham.' And that was it! Brilliant! - Author: Roy Keane
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#77. 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. - Author: Curtis Sittenfeld
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#78. One way to organize your thoughts is to tidy up, even if it's in places where it makes no sense at all. - Author: Ursus Wehrli
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#79. I think I have minor obsessive compulsive disorder. Everything has to be tidy and just right. - Author: Bobby Davro
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#80. I like messy. What fun is tidy? - Author: Dasha Zhukova
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#81. Bloom County was set in a tidy, rural environment probably because of Harper Lee's 'To Kill a Mockingbird.' - Author: Berkeley Breathed
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#82. 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. - Author: V.S. Naipaul
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#83. 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. - Author: Kathryn Stockett
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#84. I like to see a tidy shop, and I want to see my investments well managed. - Author: Nathan Kirsh
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#85. Her smile turned wicked. "And I'm not a silly girl to be blinded by a tidy posterior and expansive landholdings."
Tidy posterior and expansive landholdings? Was that the Dark Ages equivalent of a tight ass and a lot of money? - Author: Kim Harrison
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#86. The old folks say there is only black and white. That may do for their tidy lives, but it doesn't apply to all of us. We, Supergirls for real and the wretched creature at my feet, live in the gray and the mist. We may never see the stars, but we believe in the dream of them. - Author: Mav Skye
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#87. I don't tend to redraft, I will try to tidy it up, but basically I feel what I write down first has got the impetus, it may be clumsy, it may be repetitive, but a good editor can take that out. That first writing bit is the best thing you will do. - Author: Gerald Seymour
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#88. As I am both lazy and forgetful, I can't take proper care of too many things. That's why I want to cherish properly the things I love. - Author: Marie Kondo
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#89. I was a little bit of a slob who was sort of surrounded by dirty laundry. I can trace the exact moment that I became a tidy human being, and that moment was the day my son Sam was born. - Author: Tim Daly
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#90. A person who has 'tidied up' has both the words and a tidy area to show for it. It is much harder to find a word that describes the giving-up-things mode of attention a mother is giving to her baby. - Author: Naomi Stadlen
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#91. In this life, nobody has forever in which to leave home, to return, to make a new home, or to open the door to someone. Death doesn't wait while we tidy everything up. And there are several kinds of dying. - Author: Jean Little
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#92. I don't think I'm cut out for a job where you have to look professionally tidy. I prefer working in my pajamas and taking showers after lunch. - Author: Kelly Link
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#93. I used to be a freelance journalist, so I had to write fast, but I always found writing nonfiction constraining. I like the freedom of fiction, where I get to invent everything, and tidy, conclusive endings are within my control. - Author: Michelle Gagnon
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#94. 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. - Author: Patricia Churchland
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#95. Into every tidy scheme for arranging the pattern of human life, it is necessary to inject a certain dose of anarchism. - Author: Bertrand Russell
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#96. [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. - Author: Marlo Thomas
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#97. The country is laid out in a haphazard, sloppy fashion, offensive to the tidy, organized mind. - Author: Alan Brien
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#98. Many of them have spent so many years applying erroneous conventional approaches that their homes overflow with unnecessary items and they struggle to keep clutter under control with ineffective storage methods. How can they be expected to know how to tidy when they have never studied it properly? - Author: Marie Kondo
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#99. Though no one had been buried here for almost thirty years, the grass was mown by yours truly. I felt a tidy graveyard made a happy graveyard. - Author: Kim Harrison
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#100. History is never tidy. - Author: Antony Beevor
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