Cleaning Quotes

Quotes tagged as "cleaning" (showing 1-30 of 79)
Charlaine Harris
“Eric moved the broom experimentally and made an attempt to sweep the glass into the pan while it lay in the middle of the floor. Of course, the pan slid away. Eric scowled.
I'd finally found something Eric did poorly.”
Charlaine Harris, Dead as a Doornail

Kay Wills Wyma
“Instead of communicating "I love you, so let me make life easy for you," I decided that my message needed to be something more along these lines: "I love you. I believe in you. I know what you're capable of. So I'm going to make you work.”
Kay Wills Wyma, Cleaning House: A Mom's Twelve-Month Experiment to Rid Her Home of Youth Entitlement

Roseanne Barr
“Excuse the mess, but we live here.”
Roseanne Barr

Dave Barry
“normal person's weekly chore list:
1. clean kitchen.
2. clean bathroom.
3. clean entire rest of domicile.
cleaning impaired person's weekly chore list:
1. don't get peanut butter on sheets.”
Dave Barry

Erma Bombeck
“My theory on housework is, if the item doesn't multiply, smell, catch fire, or block the refrigerator door, let it be. No one else cares. Why should you?”
Erma Bombeck

Roz Chast
“As I would soon learn myself, cleaning up what a parent leaves behind stirs up dust, both literal and metaphorical. It dredges up memories. You feel like you’re a kid again, poking around in your parents’ closet, only this time there’s no chance of getting in trouble, so you don’t have to be so sure that everything gets put back exactly where it was before you did your poking around. Still, you hope to find something, or maybe you fear finding something, that will completely change your conception of the parent you thought you knew.”
Roz Chast

Anne Lamott
“Perfectionism means that you try not to leave so much mess to clean up. But clutter and mess show us that life is being lived.”
Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

Wendy Wasserstein
“Sometimes I want to clean up my desk and go out and say, “Respect me; I’m a respectable grown-up!" and other times I just want to jump into a paper bag and shake and bake myself to death.”
Wendy Wasserstein

David Sedaris
“The combination of ammonia and chloride can be lethal but I've discovered it can work miracles as long as you keep telling yourself, "I want to love, I want to live...”
David Sedaris, Barrel Fever: Stories and Essays

Alfa H.
“Her mind is a mess, and she has no intention of cleaning today.”
Alfa H., Abandoned Breaths

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Tragedy cleans the windows of the soul by washing away the bias of our lives in the detergent of pain.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

John Steinbeck
“The house was clean, scrubbed and immaculate, curtains washed, windows polished, but all as a man does it - the ironed curtains did not hang quite straight and there were streaks on the windows and a square showed on the table when a book was moved.”
John Steinbeck, East of Eden

“...I have to go home and get a few things done. If I don’t get out the Pledge soon, the dust bunnies are going to be leaving tracks on my furniture...”
Carla Foft, Addressing Spirits

“Nothing inspires cleanliness more than an unexpected guest.”
Radhika Mundra

Sanhita Baruah
“My maid never sweeps under the bed
so I asked her to do so today.
Found a pen, three pairs of shoes and the man I had lost two years ago.”
Sanhita Baruah

Lisa Wingate
“That’s the only thing you can do with a mess. Start cleaning it up, a little at a time.”
Lisa Wingate, The Sea Glass Sisters

Kate Willis
“I gladly gave my aunt the privilege of scraping off all gum so my job wasn’t as interesting or horrifying. I did find a few more menu drawings--a baby’s scribble, an elaborate tic-tac-toe board, and some stretched out stick figures that made me miss Addie again.”
Kate Willis, Enjoy the Poodle Skirt

Eve O. Schaub
“I don't think hoarders prefer squalor. Rather, I'd theorize that when yucky things happen, for some the attachment to objects is so strong that they must exist in denial rather than confront the cause: the clutter. The hoard. An overabundance of objects with no proper place to go. pg 167”
Eve O. Schaub, Year of No Clutter

Israelmore Ayivor
“I was taught that the most hardworking nurse is found at the dirtiest part of the clinical ward.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders' Frontpage: Leadership Insights from 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Thoughts

“Clutter. Even the word feels heavy when you say it. We've become consumed by stuff and so inundated by things that we almost have nowhere to turn.”
Kerri L. Richardson, What Your Clutter Is Trying to Tell You: Uncover the Message in the Mess and Reclaim Your Life

“I like upright vacuums. I think canisters are like dragging a dead pig through the house on the end of a rope.
~People Magazine, 1990 interview”
Don Aslett

Craig Groeschel
“Face your fears by remembering the power of God's cleaning truth. To change the way you are, change the way you think.”
Craig Groeschel, Weird: Because Normal Isn't Working

Vivian Gornick
“Así que estaban los Kerner, llenos de odio, entrelazados en secreto por el espasmo sexual, y estaban mis padres, que se llamaba el uno al otro pero cuyo lecho campaba castamente en campo abierto. Abajo la casa un desastre, el marido estaba exiliado en el salón, a las posar una soñadora medio lunática; arriba todo estaba como una patena el marido en el centro de todo y la esposa, vehemente y obstinada.”
Vivian Gornick

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“Your inner critic is a loving liar.”
Kerri L. Richardson, What Your Clutter Is Trying to Tell You: Uncover the Message in the Mess and Reclaim Your Life

Amanda Craig
“Polly was all too aware that much of her time on holiday would be spent doing the laundry and the cooking and the child-care and all the other chores that back in London would be shared with her cleaning lady. A holiday with Theo and the children represented two weeks of domestic and maternal drudgery.”
Amanda Craig, A Vicious Circle

Steven Magee
“Snow cleaning of the world's largest telescope mirrors was an impressive sight. The optics technicians would climb into a huge telescopic boom lift and spray immense clouds of cold carbon dioxide snow and gas onto the ten meter diameter mirrors high above the floor indoors. It would cause some of the accumulated dirt to magically fall off, leaving it less dirty.”
Steven Magee

Keigo Higashino
“If you make a habit out of it, it's nothing. The important thing is to make sure that you don't collect too much stuff. I keep throwing out all the extra stuff. If you do that, cleaning up isn't hard at all. As long as you have thirty minutes, you can get it done. One week is ten thousand eighty minutes, so if you just put in some effort for thirty minutes, you can spend about ten thousand minutes in comfort. But if you don't put in the thirty minutes of effort, you'll have to spend ten thousand minutes in discomfort.”
Keigo Higashino

“I once thought of habits as things I do without thinking. Like stealing candy out of my kid’s Halloween bucket on November 1. A minute ago, I was at my computer, and now I’m standing in a different room stuffing my face with Skittles. I don’t even know how I got here. Bad habits. I have lots of those. I assumed when people talked about cleaning habits they would work the same way, but they don’t. They so don’t. I have never once found myself dusting and thought, “How in the world did I get here? I don’t even remember grabbing the duster!”
Dana K. White, How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind: Dealing with Your House's Dirty Little Secrets

Mehmet Murat ildan
“One man with a broom cannot clean the whole world but if the whole world starts knowing that that man has an idea of cleaning the whole world, then this idea can come true! One man is one man, but one idea is one thousand men or one million or one billion men!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

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