Messiness Quotes

Messiness Quotes by Brad Pitt, Bill Bryson, Rod Stryker, Colm Toibin, David Plotz, J. D. Salinger and many others.

I embrace the messiness of life. I find it so beautiful

I embrace the messiness of life. I find it so beautiful actually.
Brad Pitt
Physics is really nothing more than a search for ultimate simplicity, but so far all we have is a kind of elegant messiness.
Bill Bryson
Stop trying to distinguish the joy of meditation from the messiness of life. Begin to see the divine in everything. She is in the joy just as much as the misery.
Rod Stryker
I think fiction lends itself to messiness rather than the ideal, and plays well with the ironies surrounding what happens versus what should happen.
Colm Toibin
God is erratic, sometimes vindictive, sometimes merciful. The people I was taught were heroes – Jacob or Moses or David – were ambivalent figures, or worse. But that messiness was joyful, and challenging. I loved having a Bible that I could argue with.
David Plotz
He seemed unaware of the messiness of the arrangement.
J. D. Salinger
You need messiness and magic, serendipity and insanity. Creativity comes from time off, and time out.
Timothy Egan
I think the key to writing the truth of our existences, so much of this is being incubated online, is examining the conflicts and the messiness, our sometimes dividedness, dealing with gender and other hierarchies, and also our identities outside of them, deeply personal and yet somehow critical and circumspect.
Kate Zambreno
You might be tempted to avoid the messiness of daily living for the tranquility of stillness and peacefulness. This of course would be an attachment to stillness, and like any strong attachment, it leads to delusion. It arrests development and short-circuits the cultivation of wisdom.
Jon Kabat-Zinn
I’ve let a lot of my type A personality go. When you have a kid, the messiness doesn’t matter anymore.
Tiffani Thiessen
Great sermon helped me to reflect on scape goats, forgiveness, revenge and the messiness of community. .. where I referenced this sermon. Thanks! Keep preaching the damn Gospel!
Bill Peterson
Nothing is perfect. Life is messy. Relationships are complex. Outcomes are uncertain. People are irrational.
Hugh Mackay
I made a creativity out of that messiness.
Marc Almond
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
California seemed to me to be all about secrets and the need for safety. And this leads to this thematic messiness I’m still trying to figure out what to do with. I mean, when it comes to the themes, this is nothing like an Atwood novel.
Edan Lepucki
I think the messiness and embodied nature of modern life just produces an enhanced signal for our attention.
Richard Davidson
We as beings are very contradictory, complicated creatures that work in our best interest and against our best interest. In a certain way, I want my work to have all that messiness.
Kiki Smith
. . . the messiness of experience, that may be what we mean by life.
Daniel J. Boorstin
Grime is not like messiness or some fingerprints on a cabinet; it takes a long time to accumulate.
Roz Chast
There is no control and perfection is arrogant. Practice messiness, letting go, and doing things badly.
Educate yourself, welcome life’s messiness, read Chekhov, avoid becoming an architect at all costs.
Kurt Vonnegut
The messiness cannot go into the program; it piles up around the programmer.
Ellen Ullman
The messiness [in my books] is nothing like an Atwood novel. For me, the deeper subjects are secrets versus intimacy, and how both beget safety but also threaten it. And there is a lot for me about loss, too.
Edan Lepucki
I always say that my artist statement is to not be afraid to talk about the messiness – the unpleasant feelings and happenings around my life.
Morgan Parker
People are messy; therefore, relationships will be messy. Don’t be surprised by messiness.
Timothy Keller
Something deep within us drives accurate messiness into the neat channels of canonical stories.
Stephen Jay Gould