Hygiene Quotes

Quotes tagged as "hygiene" (showing 1-28 of 28)
Rick Riordan
“Please, Percy...change your clothes. You smell like you've been run over by an electric horse.”
Rick Riordan, The Mark of Athena

Lemony Snicket
“I went into the bathroom to brush my teeth. It is good to brush your teeth when you are angry, because you brush harder and do a better job.”
Lemony Snicket, Who Could That Be at This Hour?

Brian W. Aldiss
“Civilisation is the distance that man has placed between himself and his own excreta.”
Brian W. Aldiss, The Dark Light Years

Terry Pratchett
“After a while the Senior Wrangler said, "Do you know, I read the other day that every atom in your body is changed every seven years? New ones keep getting attached and old ones keep on dropping off. It goes on all the time. Marvelous, really."

The Senior Wrangler could do to a conversation what it takes quite thick treacle to do to the pedals of a precision watch.

"Yes? What happens to the old ones?" said Ridcully, interested despite himself.

"Dunno. They just float around in the air, I suppose, until they get attached to someone else."

The Archchancellor looked affronted.

"What, even wizards?"

"Oh, yes. Everyone. It's part of the miracle of existence."

"Is it? Sounds like bad hygiene to me," said the Archchancellor. "I suppose there's no way of stopping it?"

"I shouldn't think so," said the Senior Wrangler, doubtfully. "I don't think you're supposed to stop miracles of existence."

"But that means everythin' is made up of everythin' else," said Ridcully.

"Yes. Isn't it amazing?”
Terry Pratchett, Reaper Man

“A customer facing crucial decisions:

What should I wipe myself with? What should I brush with? His personal hygiene was deteriorating rapidly as he stared at the rows of possibilities, sweating profusely. Would he ever bathe again?”
Benson Bruno, A Story That Talks about Talking Is Like Chatter to Chattering Teeth, and Every Set of Dentures Can Attest to the Fact That No..

John Waters
“Our assholes will be clean but we must never wash our hands. Our immune systems will be strengthened by our being dirty. Not filthy. Just mildly grimy. Filthy fingernails have always been a favorite fashion accessory of mine. Especially when you place your hands in the prayer positions. Matter of fact, I urge all my followers to forgo nail polish permanently and replace it with expertly applied soot. The nonexistent gods above will ignore our prayers better this way.”
John Waters, Role Models

Joshua Ferris
“I encouraged my patients to floss. It was hard to do some days. They should have flossed. Flossing prevents periodontal disease and can extend life up to seven years. It’s also time consuming and a general pain in the ass. That’s not the dentist talking. That’s the guy who comes home, four or five drinks in him, what a great evening, ha-has all around, and, the minute he takes up the floss, says to himself, What’s the point? In the end, the heart stops, the cells die, the neurons go dark, bacteria consumes the pancreas, flies lay their eggs, beetles chew through tendons and ligaments, the skin turns to cottage cheese, the bones dissolve, and the teeth float away with the tide. But then someone who never flossed a day in his life would come in, the picture of inconceivable self-neglect and unnecessary pain— rotted teeth, swollen gums, a live wire of infection running from enamel to nerve— and what I called hope, what I called courage, above all what I called defiance, again rose up in me, and I would go around the next day or two saying to all my patients, “You must floss, please floss, flossing makes all the difference.”
Joshua Ferris, To Rise Again at a Decent Hour

Shannon Lyndsy
“No one washes their hands after they piss unless they’re in a public place. If I’m at the airport, or a restaurant, and someone else is there, I’ll soap up for the sake of civilization, but it’s only for show, I don’t really care if I have ultraviolet traces of urine or feces on my hands. But, if I see someone walk oudda the men’s without soaping up I’ll think he’s deranged, borderline psychotic. At least pretend that washing your hands matters. You know, for the sake of civilization.”
Shannon Lyndsy, Celebrating Death

Yann Martel
“I must go the washroom. I've shaken a lot of hands.”
Yann Martel

William Faulkner
“And when Hightower approaches, the smell of plump unwashed flesh and unfresh clothing--that odor of unfastidious sedentation, of static overflesh not often enough bathed--is well nigh overpowering. [...] It is the odor of goodness. Of course it would smell bad to us that are bad and sinful.”
William Faulkner, Light in August

Nicki Elson
“Well, a lot’s happened since I last showered.”
Nicki Elson, Three Daves

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Good hygiene enhanced sound well-being.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

أنيس منصور
“الأناقة تبدأ من ملابسك و النظافة من تحتها”
أنيس منصور, اثنين .. اثنين

Tahir Shah
“One senses that, in these conditions, no amount of wet-wiping could bring true hygiene.”
Tahir Shah, Travels With Myself

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

Terry Pratchett
“The bridges were quite popular as building sites,because they had a very convenient sewage system and, of course, a source of fresh water.”
Terry Pratchett

Halldór Kiljan Laxness
“She herself had given up washing long ago, and besides, people no longer believed in stale urine, either for one purpose or another.”
Halldór Kiljan Laxness, Independent People

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Where is the culture of cleanliness?”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“There are but a few blood purifiers and these are all in the body. We know them as the liver, kidneys, lungs, colon, and a few glands.”
Herbert M. Shelton, Getting Well

Lailah Gifty Akita
“If every community acts collectively, the city shall be clean.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The city shall be cleared of any dirt, if every community acts collectively.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Back in the day, it was either both a mother and her daughter had pubic hair, or the daughter didn’t. Today, in many a case, the mother is the one who doesn’t.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The time to clean our city of any dirt begins with individual action for collective clean communities.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“if every individual sweeps in front of their house, the community will be clean. If the community is clean; our coastal ecosystems (rivers, lagoons, wetlands etc) shall be clear clean waters.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Clean communities, crystal clear coastal waters”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Giulia Enders
“The aim of cleaning, then, should be to reduce bacteria numbers—but not to zero. Even harmful bacteria can be good for us when the immune system uses them for training. A couple of thousand Salmonella bacteria in the kitchen sink are a chance for our immune system to do a little sightseeing. They become dangerous only when they turn up in greater numbers. Bacteria get out of hand when they encounter the perfect conditions: a protected location that is warm and moist with a supply of delicious food.”
Giulia Enders, Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body’s Most Underrated Organ

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Whenever they are given the choice, some people choose a bath over a shower; they, too, would like to do their bit to waste water.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana