65 Neat Quotes On Success In Life

These neat quotes will inspire you. Neat, free from dirt and disorder or (of a place or thing) arranged in an orderly, tidy way.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging neat quotes, neat sayings, and neat proverbs.

Best Neat Quotes

  1. “Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun. Orbiting this at a distance of roughly ninety-two million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue green planet whose ape-descended life forms are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea.” ~ Douglas Adams
  2. “Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun. Orbiting this at a distance of roughly ninety-two million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue green planet whose ape-descended life forms are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea.” ~ Douglas Adams
  3. “And in real life endings aren’t always neat, whether they’re happy endings, or whether they’re sad endings.” ~ Stephen King
  4. “I’m tired of this back-slappin’ “isn’t humanity neat” bullshit. We’re a virus with shoes.” ~ Bill Hicks

  5. “I’m not going to deny it. I’m a neat person, there’s no question. But I don’t become obsessed with it.” ~ Courteney Cox
  6. “Ankles are nearly always neat and good-looking, but knees are nearly always not.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
  7. “Power corrupts. Absolute power is kind of neat.” ~ John Lehman
  8. “I always was fascinated by neat nicknames.” ~ Steve Sabol
  9. “I always thought, it would be neat to make the Olympic team.” ~ Michael Phelps

  10. “Every speaker has a mouth; An arrangement rather neat. Sometimes it’s filled with wisdom. Sometimes it’s filled with feet.” ~ Robert Orben
  11. “That’s the really neat thing about Dan Quayle, as you must have realized from the first moment you looked into those lovely blue eyes: impeachment insurance.” ~ Barbara Ehrenreich
  12. “There is always an easy solution to every problem – neat, plausible, and wrong.” ~ H. L. Mencken
  13. “I have to admit: I have been known to be obsessively neat and like things arranged just so.” ~ David Alan Basche
  14. “Things are in the saddle. And ride mankind.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

  15. “Democracy requires a certain relish for confusion” ~ Molly Ivins
  16. “Messy stuff irritates me. I don’t like messiness. If you leave something around my house, I’ll tell you to move it back, clean it up, throw it in the trash – don’t matter, just get rid of it. I need stuff neat, organized. And once I start cleaning stuff, I don’t stop until it’s done. Otherwise I’m irritated all day.” ~ Russell Westbrook , Neat quotes clean
  17. “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
  18. “If frogs could fly… well we’d still be in this mess, but wouldn’t it be neat?” ~ Drew Carey

  19. “When you have a big, ugly problem, there’s never going to be a neat, elegant solution that is totally painless or without a cost.” ~ Henry Paulson
  20. “I don’t find any direct statements in life. My poetry imitates or reproduces the way knowledge or awareness come to me, which is by fits and starts and by indirection. I don’t think poetry arranged in neat patterns would reflect that situation. My poetry is disjunct, but then so is life.” ~ John Ashbery
  21. “You just try to do everything that comes up. Get up an hour earlier, stay up an hour later, make the time. Then you look back and say, ‘Well, that was a neat piece of juggling there — school, marriage, babies, career.’ The enthusiasms took me through the action, not the measuring of it or the reasonableness.” ~ Ruby Dee
  22. “Niggards are oftentimes neat.” ~ Herman Melville

  23. “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
  24. “Blame is a neat little device that you can use whenever you don’t want to take responsibility for something in your life. Use it and you will avoid all risks and impede your own growth.” ~ Wayne Dyer
  25. “Womens, they ain’t like men. A woman ain’t gone beat you with a stick. Miss Hilly wouldn’t pull no pistol on me. Miss Leefolt wouldn’t come burn my house down. No, white womens like to keep they hands clean. They got a shiny little set of tools they use, sharp as witches’ fingernails, tidy and laid out neat, like the picks on a dentist tray. They gone take they time with em.” ~ Kathryn Stockett
  26. “I want players to look neat and responsible. Maybe it’s old school, but it’s kind of neat when people are always clean.” ~ Joe Girardi

  27. “What?” “You’re so neat,” she said, looking almost embarrassed. He glanced pointedly over his shoulder. “There are four hundred on the other side of this door.” “But you’re ruining me.” “I can’t do it neatly?” ~ Julia Quinn
  28. “What?” “You’re so neat,” she said, looking almost embarrassed. He glanced pointedly over his shoulder. “There are four hundred on the other side of this door.” “But you’re ruining me.” “I can’t do it neatly?” ~ Julia Quinn
  29. “One day she told me that they’d decided that my gender was divvied into two neat piles-Men and Guys. Basically, all the saints of the world: Men. The jerks, the players, the wet T-shirt contest aficionados? They were Guys.” ~ Gayle Forman
  30. “Love didn’t run on logic. It didn’t follow neat lines or a list of priorities.” ~ Nora Roberts

  31. “English Bohemianism is a curiously unluscious fruit. … Inside this hothouse, huge lascivious orchids slide sensuously up the sweating windows, passion-flowers cross-pollinate in wild heliotrope abandon, lotuses writhe with poppies in the sweet warm beds, kumquats ripen, open and plop flatly to the floor-and outside, in a neat, trimly-hoed kitchen-garden, English bohemians sit in cold orderly rows, like carrots.” ~ Alan Coren
  32. “I want to make a world more magical than my own. I don’t care if it makes sense, I don’t care if it’s ridiculed or if, rather than a neat round planet that goes around forever, it ends with a cliff that falls off into nothing. I want to have my eyes wide open, and I want to see this room and at the same time, not this room.” ~ Lauren DeStefano
  33. “A beautiful woman, Simone Weil said, seeing herself in the mirror, knows “This is I.” An ugly woman knows with equal certainty, “This is not I.” Maud knew this neat division represented an over-simplification. The doll-mask she saw had nothing to do with her, nothing.” ~ A. S. Byatt
  34. “Just once I want it to be easy and neat. But no, there is never a good decision. I pick what I can live with.” ~ Ilona Andrews

  35. “I want some one to sit beside after the day’s pursuit and all its anguish, after its listening, its waitings, and its suspicions. After quarreling and reconciliation I need privacy–to be alone with you, to set this hubbub in order. For I am as neat as a cat in my habits.” ~ Virginia Woolf
  36. “I was too tired to think. I merely felt the town as a unique unreality. What was it? I knew — the moon’s picture of a town. These streets with their houses did not exist, they were but a ludicrous projection of the moon’s sumptuous personality. This was a city of Pretend, created by the hypnotism of moonnight. — Yet when I examined the moon she too seemed but a painting of a moon and the sky in which she lived a fragile echo of color. If I blew hard the whole shy mechanism would collapse gently with a neat soundless crash. I must not, or lose all.” ~ e. e. cummings
  37. “Cats, no less liquid than their shadows, offer no angles to the wind. They slip, diminished, neat, through loopholes less than themselves.” ~ A. S. J. Tessimond
  38. “I’m going to live forever, or die trying !” ~ Spider Robinson

  39. “‘Sblood, you starveling, you elf-skin, you dried neat’s tongue, you bull’s pizzle, you stock-fish! O for breath to utter what is like thee! you tailor’s-yard, you sheath, you bowcase; you vile standing-tuck!” ~ William Shakespeare
  40. “You shall see them on a beautiful quarto page where a neat rivulet of text shall meander through a meadow of margin.” ~ Richard Brinsley Sheridan
  41. “The most understandable thing in the world should be how minutes lead to hours, how hours lead to days, how days can make a year. And yet, this neat progression can still be surprising.” ~ David Levithan
  42. “Each individual has a very neat beginning, at conception.” ~ Jerome Lejeune

  43. “Everybody loves an accent. It you’ve been unlucky in love, consider pulling up stakes and moving to another country. Then you’ll be the one with a neat foreign accent.” ~ Marilyn vos Savant , Neat quotes love
  44. “It was so silly to try to define things by words. What did one person mean by infatuation or obsession and another mean by love. The whole thing couldn’t be tidied away with neat little labels.” – Lena Gray” ~ Maeve Binchy
  45. “There’s a tap on the door then. We all exchange looks, Tommy Falk’s as uncertain as the rest of ours. No one moves, so I finally wipe my hands off on my pants, go to the door, and open it a crack. Sean stands on the other side, one hand in his trouser pocket, the other holding a loaf of bread. I wasn’t prepared for it to be Sean, so my stomach does a neat little trick that feels like either hunger or escaping.” ~ Maggie Stiefvater
  46. “Creativity needs a bit of untidiness. Make everything too neat and there is no room for experiment.” ~ Charles Handy

  47. “If destiny could bring two people together, then it could just as easily tear them apart, and, if it could tear two people apart, then it could just as easily bring them back together again. There was no beginning, middle and end to destiny. It wasn’t neat and manageable. It was random and scary.” ~ Lisa Jewell
  48. “I found Esau’s field guide at the bottom of my pack. Taking a candle into the bedroom, I read his book until my eyes grew heavy. From his vast notes, it seemed that almost every plant and tree in the jungle had a reason for existing. I caught myself wishing there was a page in his guide that had my picture on it with the reason for my existence written underneath in Esau’s neat hand.” ~ Maria V. Snyder
  49. “Oho, now I know what you are. You are an advocate of Useful Knowledge…. Well, allow me to introduce myself to you as an advocate of Ornamental Knowledge. You like the mind to be a neat machine, equipped to work efficiently, if narrowly, and with no extra bits or useless parts. I like the mind to be a dustbin of scraps of brilliant fabric, odd gems, worthless but fascinating curiosities, tinsel, quaint bits of carving, and a reasonable amount of healthy dirt. Shake the machine and it goes out of order; shake the dustbin and it adjusts itself beautifully to its new position.” ~ Robertson Davies
  50. “For once, you’re going to hear something that doesn’t fit into your neat, compartmentalized world of order and logic and reason.” ~ Richelle Mead

  51. “Morality is a neat cover for foul venom, but it does not alter the fact that the heart is vile, and the man himself is under damnation. Men will be damned with good works as well as without them, if they make them their confidence (rather than Jesus Christ).” ~ Charles Spurgeon
  52. “The Twilight Zone’ wasn’t around with the kids. They think going up in space is neat. Within their lifetime, there will be paying passengers on the shuttle.” ~ Christa McAuliffe
  53. “A good library will never be too neat, or too dusty, because somebody will always be in it, taking books off the shelves and staying up late reading them.” ~ Daniel Handler
  54. “Pay attention to your enemies, for they are the first to discover your mistakes.” ~ Antisthenes

  55. “He felt himself in suspension between the two worlds, the warm, neat civilization behind his back, the cool, dark mystery outside. We all write poems; it is simply that poets are the ones who write in words.” ~ John Fowles
  56. “Stuff that happens to you in your life when you’re shooting a TV show, you have to be careful, because it might end up in the show. And that’s what I think is the neat thing about TV: how alive it is, and how the writers respond to the stimulus that they’re getting from the actual actors. Whereas a movie is more hermetically sealed.” ~ Thomas Jane , Neat quotes life
  57. “Take, say, the solidarity movement in Central America, which I think is what you probably had in mind. To a large extent, it comes out of mainstream Christianity, based on beliefs that have had outrageous human consequences in the past, and that I think are totally indefensible. In this case, they happen to lead to some of the most courageous, heroic, and honourable human action that’s taking place anywhere in the world. Well, that’s how life is, I guess. It doesn’t come in neat little packages.” ~ Noam Chomsky
  58. “Your mind is the knife that cuts the continuum of space and time into neat slices of linear experience.” ~ Deepak Chopra’

  59. “You look in my room and it looks neat enough but if you dared to look under my bed or in my closet, oh what a mess!” ~ Tamera Mowry
  60. “I’m a neat freak… It seems to me that an orderly desk is reflective of an orderly and organized mind, you know?” ~ Jann Wenner
  61. “I was always a neat kid. I never wanted my hands dirty. I wasn’t a dirty kid. A lot of kids like to run around. If I was rolling around the dirt, I went home and took a shower. That’s just the way I was. I’m not sure. I might have been born with it.” ~ Mark Teixeira
  62. “If you sprinkle when you tinkle please be neat and wipe the seat.” ~ Simone Elkeles

  63. “I’m a neat freak… It seems to me that an orderly desk is reflective of an orderly and organized mind, you know?” ~ Jann Wenner
  64. “If you sprinkle when you tinkle please be neat and wipe the seat.” ~ Simone Elkeles
  65. “I was always a neat kid. I never wanted my hands dirty. I wasn’t a dirty kid. A lot of kids like to run around. If I was rolling around the dirt, I went home and took a shower. That’s just the way I was. I’m not sure. I might have been born with it.” ~ Mark Teixeira

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