Best Quotes About Messy

I've been to war, and it's not easy to kill. It's bloody and messy and totally horrifying, and the consequences are serious. -Oliver Stone

Much of the messy advertising you see on television today is the product of committees. Committees can criticize advertisements, but they should never be allowed to create them. -David Ogilvy

I'm definitely a messy person… I know where everything is but I just can't organize. I don't make lists and find scripts on the laundry machine, and under my bed, or in the bathroom, kitchen. It's bad, I really need to take control. -Katie Holmes

Family love is messy, clinging, and of an annoying and repetitive pattern, like bad wallpaper. -P. J. O'Rourke

In films murders are always very clean. I show how difficult it is and what a messy thing it is to kill a man. -Alfred Hitchcock

I like everything perfect. Everything has to be neat. My sister is 5, and she's more messy than I am. I make my bed every morning, everything's perfect. My shoes are all arranged. It's sad. I'm a little like Ray, a little bit. -Dakota Fanning

Emotion is messy, contradictory… and true. -Nigella Lawson

Nothing is perfect. Life is messy. Relationships are complex. Outcomes are uncertain. People are irrational. -Hugh Mackay

On my own I generally have very messy hair, wear jeans and sneakers. -Jewel

When I was growing up, I always thought my hair was messy. -Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Chemistry has been termed by the physicist as the messy part of physics, but that is no reason why the physicists should be permitted to make a mess of chemistry when they invade it. -Frederick Soddy

In fact, things are moving along rather well in Iraq. Nothing is perfect, of course, and freedom is messy work. The cooperation of the three major interests in Iraq has been remarkable. -John Linder

But transitions from the politics of violence to democratic compromise are always messy. -Timothy Garton Ash

I'm at my best in a messy, middle-of-the-road muddle. -Harold Wilson

Teaching, real teaching, is – or ought to be – a messy business. -Harry Crews

People take the longest possible paths, digress to numerous dead ends, and make all kinds of mistakes. Then historians come along and write summaries of this messy, nonlinear process and make it appear like a simple, straight line. -Dean Kamen

Beginnings are always messy. -John Galsworthy

Ultimately, I'm a mess. I don't mean I'm a mess, like, emotionally – I mean, I think probably everybody's a mess. David's a mess. But. I'm talking about… I'm messy. -Michael C. Hall

Well, here's what I think. I mean, the people are saying, 'We don't want it,' and the Democrats are saying, 'We don't care. We're going to pass it anyway.' And so for the next three months, Washington will be consumed with the Democrats trying to jam this through in a very messy procedure an unpopular health care bill. -Lamar Alexander

I have a problem with cabinets being messy and people just shoving things in and closing the door. I will lie in bed and not be able to sleep because I'll say to myself: 'I think I saw something in that cabinet that just shouldn't be there.' -Charlize Theron

I am the god of being messy – I'm trying to get better. I was terrible in my 20s. My kids are much tidier than I am, I don't know where they get it from, maybe their mother. -Kevin McKidd

Martha Stewart is extremely talented. Her designs are picture perfect. Our philosophy is life is messy, and rather than being afraid of those messes we design products that work the way we live. -Kathy Ireland

I hate a messy closet. I totally freak out when my closet is messy and I can't find anything. -Kiernan Shipka

Sometimes I think that there's a fine line between impressionistic and messy. -Lady Gaga

The only thing Martha and I have in common is that we both used to model. Martha Stewart is extremely talented. Her designs are picture perfect. Our philosophy is life is messy, and rather than being afraid of those messes we design products that work the way we live. -Kathy Ireland

Kids are messy! -Jennifer Aniston

I'm a private person too, and we don't ever film anything in our home because it's off limits. It's like letting people see your messy house. -Carrie Underwood

My style is casual-chic? Casual-messy? -James Franco

I paint very messy. I throw paint around. So when I let myself do the same sort of thing with my writing, and I would just write and write and write and revise, that's when I found my rhythm in writing. -Erin Morgenstern

Let me back up a little and tell you why I prefer writing to real life: You can rewrite. A novel, for example, can be cleaned up, altered, trimmed, improved. Life, on the other hand, is one big messy rough draft. -Harlan Coben

The FHA's success provides strong evidence that government can and should play a role in the nation's mortgage finance system. It also demonstrates that although government intervention in the economy during the Great Recession was messy, things would have been a lot messier without it. -Mark Zandi

I'm actually an incredibly disorganized, messy person. -Georgina Chapman

Somebody must be up and somebody must be down. Trouble is, campaigns are messy, subtle creatures that don't follow convenient narratives. -Ron Fournier

I had a messy signature as a child, and my grandmother said this suggested I had no regard for other people. She was right. -Chris Ware

I'm not a neat freak. I don't mind things being messy but I mind them being dirty. I just can't relax in a dirty environment. I like things organized. -Leah Remini

It just seems to me that the world's kind of a mess, and the more messy it gets, the more interested I am in escapist fare. Having a good time is something that isn't about the war in Iraq or the Asian flu or the Kyoto protocol – things that are horribly depressing to consider in our real lives. I'm eager to get away from them. -Eric Stoltz

I do real paintings, you know. I'm a little messy in the studio, so I'm a bit of a danger. But I just adore it. -Jaron Lanier

Emotions are messy and hard to figure out. -Spike Jonze

The heroines in 'That's What She Said' are flawed, messy, damaged, hilarious and culpable and not really concerned about being acceptable to the audience in any traditional sense, which for me is what makes them all the more gorgeous. And the fearless truth of that is what makes it funny. -Carrie Preston

Art is messy, art is chaos – so you need a system. -Andrew Stanton

We all fall into our habits, our routines, our ruts. They're used quite often, consciously or unconsciously, to avoid living, to avoid doing the messy part of having relationships with other people, of dealing with a person next to us. That's why we can all be in a room on our cell phones and not have to deal with one another. -Andrew Stanton

Human beings are flawed and complicated and messy. -Brit Marling

I'm not crazy about being out of control, and I get emotional when things are unclean. When things are out of order. When things are messy. Because I lived in a mess as a child. -Bryan Cranston

Everyone has the notion that hip-hop is messy and loose, but there's also another level to it. -Laurieann Gibson

Humans are vulnerable, messy little animals and that's normal. And all I want to do is make a space for that in my films. -Mike Mills

I have so many messy moments. -Angela Kinsey

This life is messy. -Ken Livingstone

Wikipedia is just an incredible thing. It is fact-encirclingly huge, and it is idiosyncratic, careful, messy, funny, shocking and full of simmering controversies – and it is free, and it is fast. -Nicholson Baker

Jazz is smooth and cool. Jazz is rage. Jazz flows like water. Jazz never seems to begin or end. Jazz isn't methodical, but jazz isn't messy either. Jazz is a conversation, a give and take. Jazz is the connection and communication between musicians. Jazz is abandon. -Nat Wolff

The bottom line is that I like my first drafts to be blind, unconscious, messy efforts; that's what gets me the best material. -Jennifer Egan

Living with AIDS is like always having the sword of Damocles over your head. The disease is scarier than death itself. The disease is so messy, so devastating, so pervasive. It robs you of everything you hold dear. -Larry Kramer

Real politics is messy and morally ambiguous and doesn't make for a compelling thriller. -James Surowiecki

What fiction offers us is an intimacy shorn of the messy contingencies of human existence – gender, race, class or age. Those moments of transcendence when we exclaim 'You know exactly what I mean!' depend for much of their force on the anonymous character of the intimacy between writer and reader. -Will Self

Vampire teeth really aren't very efficient, are they? It looks very messy. I'm not sure it's the best way to get a pint off anyone. -Saoirse Ronan

I've gotten used to using individual lashes as well. A lot of girls will use strip eyelashes, but the glue comes out of each side and it gets messy. Individual lashes make your eyes look bigger and much more natural. -Katherine Webb

Unlike 'real relationships', 'virtual relationships' are easy to enter and to exit. They look smart and clean, feel easy to use, when compared with the heavy, slow-moving, messy real stuff. -Zygmunt Bauman

I was a really lousy artist as a kid. Too abstract expressionist; or I'd draw a big ram's head, really messy. I'd never win painting contests. I remember losing to a guy who did a perfect Spiderman. -Jean-Michel Basquiat

The world is noisy and messy. You need to deal with the noise and uncertainty. -Daphne Koller

There are two things that I hate: getting up at 6 in the morning and making my bed. I'm as neat as a pin, but I will not make beds. Period. I don't care if I get into them and they're messy. I just don't care. -Brigid Berlin

A messy participatory process is representative democracy at its best. -Mark McKinnon

Hmm… my bedroom's really messy. It's probably the messiest bedroom you could ever think of. Like, you think it's messy, but when you go there, you can't see one bit of floor anywhere. Clothes, makeup… I'm getting sent loads of clothes and stuff, so it's just piling up everywhere. I've to jump over it in order to get into my bed. -Pixie Lott

There's a picture of my dorm room in the college yearbook as the most messy, most disgusting room on the Harvard campus, where I was an undergraduate. -Brian Greene

My big thesis is that although the world looks messy and chaotic, if you translate it into the world of numbers and shapes, patterns emerge and you start to understand why things are the way they are. -Marcus du Sautoy

The issues of wireless versus wireline gets very messy. And that's really an FCC issue, not a Google issue. -Eric Schmidt

Love is messy. It's not something that's real clean. -Matt Dillon

Pristine vulnerability is just so boring to me. The performances that I love are ones like Gena Rowland's in 'A Woman Under the Influence,' where women are allowed to be messy and imperfect. It's that kind of woman that has always inspired me to seek roles that are a little out of the box. I just haven't always had the opportunity to do them. -Kirsten Dunst

Real life is messy, and drama is a shaped version of real life. -Simon Beaufoy

I have the same bedroom I've always had. It's clean and tidy when I get home, and after two or three days it gets messy and my mother nags me. -Rafael Nadal

Truth be told, I hear stories every day that would make you say, 'If you put that in a movie, you wouldn't believe it.' Real life really is kinda incredible; the stories from people's actual lives defy credibility. People's lives are messy, humans are messy, and they're flawed. -Lynn Shelton

Really, life is full of contradictions. Life is messy. -Tim Blake Nelson

I've always had really messy hair. -Ed Sheeran

I go to the gym a lot, and I see these guys, these young actors or models there, really punishing themselves – I mean, just killing themselves. And then I'll see one of them on a billboard, with the artfully messy hair, looking as though it's just natural and easy to have a body like that. -Bronson Pinchot

The performances that I love are ones like Gena Rowlands in 'A Woman Under the Influence,' where women are allowed to be messy and imperfect. It's that kind of woman that has always inspired me to seek roles that are a little out of the box. I just haven't always had the opportunity to do them. -Kirsten Dunst

Cancer is messy and scary. You throw everything at it, but don't forget to throw love at it. It turns out that might be the best weapon of all. -Regina Brett

I'm kind of in between organized and messy, so if I have the right things to keep me organized, it's easier for me to stay that way. If I don't have the right tools, I'm a train wreck. -Odette Annable

My filing system is messy but orderly. -Tony Benn

I confess that I am a messy, disorganized and impatient reader: if the book doesn't grab me in the first 40 pages, I abandon it. I have piles of half-read books waiting for me to get acute hepatitis or some other serious condition that would force me to rest so that I could read more. -Isabel Allende

Not all single women want to be married. Not all boys like football. Not all homemakers like to cook. Not all messy people are lazy. And not all the obese are gluttons. There are glands and diabetes and a dozen conditions you never heard of that may account for things. Put your sermon through the counter-stereotype sieve. -John Piper

My workspace is a white room with a big computer monitor and a light box. It can be very messy. Sometimes I get into trouble with my husband for that. Then I run around like a lunatic cleaning up and creating the appearance of order. -Catherine Martin

The majority of the world – including myself – we all have problems and difficulty in life, and life's messy. But there are great rewards in life, too. -Eric Close

I was a boy with one dream and one dream only: I wanted – no, strike that, I was desperate for – a room of my own. You see, in those days I shared a room with my little brother, Jesse, and it wasn't pretty. He was the Oscar to my Felix: messy, careless, and just a little bit sticky – exactly the way a kindergartner is supposed to be. -Nate Berkus

Even as a 10-year-old, I remember trying to explain to my mother and stepfather how upset and frustrated a messy room made me. But they just couldn't grasp it. They wanted me to be playing with baseballs and frogs while I wanted to be scouring garage sales. -Nate Berkus

I like the idea of a place that is dealing with painful, messy, frightening, and very human events that is also so beautiful and ethereal. -Aimee Bender

I like messy. What fun is tidy? -Dasha Zhukova

I am so organized that it's dysfunctional. Everything has a place. I am a very visual person, so my environment is important to me. If my environment is messy, I can't think clearly. I don't like clutter. A clean desk is a clean mind for me. -Alexa Von Tobel

In the scope of a happy life, a messy desk or an overstuffed coat closet is a trivial thing, yet I find – and I hear from other people that they agree – that getting rid of clutter gives a disproportionate boost to happiness. -Gretchen Rubin

Opening up the Capitol dome and giving the public a look at the inner workings of Congress – however messy they may be – certainly won't be pretty. But trust isn't earned by showing off only your Sunday best. The dirty laundry has to be aired, too. -Mike Quigley

I don't make any sense: I'm a germaphobe, but I'm really messy. -Megan Fox

Biological diversity is messy. It walks, it crawls, it swims, it swoops, it buzzes. But extinction is silent, and it has no voice other than our own. -Paul Hawken

When I'm the happiest, my desk is not neat. It has lots of pens and the books I love. It gets messy when I'm in the flow. So many houses are so neat. -Alexandra Stoddard

My parents divorced when I was seven. Because divorce is messy, for good or ill, they sent me to boarding school. -Jack Davenport

I'm a dirty kid: I like to be outside, I like to run about, I like to get messy. So I spent a lot of time outside as a kid, skating and just being a disaster. I was obsessed with Dogtown – I still am obsessed with Dogtown, the Z-Boys. I love Stacy Peralta and Jay Adams and Andrew Reynolds, all these guys. I used to think I was Chad Muska. -Jamie Campbell Bower

The innovative process is a fragile one, dependent on a complex, often messy interplay of imagination, competition, and exchange. Curbing new ideas hurts not only individual creators but the audience for which they create and the posterity that inherits their legacy. -Virginia Postrel

The history of the Internet is not, as some people have tried to make it, a libertarian just-so story. It is a messy tale in which the government played a significant role. That role was, however, far more subtle than the plans of industrial policy gurus or techno-boosting politicians. -Virginia Postrel

I can be very messy and disorganized. And I don't throw away anything. -Meredith Ostrom

With the likely nominations of Barack Obama by the Democrats and John McCain by the Republicans, one of these two parties is headed for a 2009 crack-up that could prove as messy as any party civil war in recent history. -Chuck Todd

Bringing your kids into the kitchen doesn't require you to be a top chef; only time and maybe a willingness to get a little messy. -Michael Mina

I, as prime minister, never went to Washington. Certainly never went to a presidential ranch. I hate to say this, but I wasn't going to be the pilot fish to the shark, whereas Australia quite happily bobbed along like a happy little pilot fish with a shark who was a messy eater, and I just couldn't feel like that. -David Lange

My worst habit is probably that I'm extremely messy. I'm a big scatter-brain – I'm always losing my car keys, or worse, forgetting where I parked my car in the car park. -Georgia Salpa

In America, diner food or roadside barbecue is the best road food, but I am not a fan of eating while driving – too messy. -Jose Andres

I'm trying to be more put-together. My closets are very messy. I like Rebecca Minkoff; her clothes are casual, but cool. I love Band of Outsiders. And ASOS makes a lot of good stuff. I can get lost on their website for hours. I don't like to spend a lot of money on clothes. -Morgan Saylor

Art is about the messy and marvelous business of coming to your senses – and also, to the senses of the world. -Michael Leunig

I am fascinated by people's flaws and delusions: all the messy bits of human nature we all try to pretend we don't have. -Hattie Morahan

Don't worry about the room being messy! Everything can't be perfect – you have to let some things go, and it's better to actually sit down on the floor with your child than spend time worrying about having a perfect house. -Andie MacDowell

In petrol stations on the motorways where people have left the place looking messy, I clear up each lavatory I happen to have occupied. When people drop paper on the ground, and everything like that, I pick it up, put it in the lavatory, and make that room look nice. -Joanna Lumley

When you walk away from God, and you walk away from Christ, you're basically uprooting the very foundations of being. So I don't think there is an easy way to do that. Even for the guy who becomes an atheist out of it, it's messy. It ain't pretty. -Corbin Bernsen

One of the reasons people like romances is that they're artificially shaped to give a pattern and meaning. It's not as messy as everyday life or as difficult or thorny. -Melissa Pritchard

When you see a tumour in the brain, it's an ugly looking thing. It's kind of black, grisly and messy. Or it can be white. To see it taken away is just amazing. -James Nesbitt

My mother was a fastidious and orderly homemaker. I was the messy but creative type. I picture her following behind me through life with a damp rag and an air of exasperation. -Laurie Graham

Emotions are messy and hard to figure out. Hard to know where you start and the next person stops. Even as an adult, that's a hard thing to know. As a kid, it can be really confusing, because it's all new and you're trying to sort of make your map. -Spike Jonze

At a certain point, you have to kind of realize that greatness is a messy thing. -James Gray

I always like hair being a little messy because I think there's something appealing about the whimsy of putting on a gown with any hair or make-up – just stepping into it, and you're ready. -Blake Lively

I love to do a messy top knot because it's so easy but looks like it could have taken a bit of effort! -Zoe Sugg

I allow people to create, but I'm also marshalling everybody, which is difficult for my creativity, as I'm like a referee. Everybody else is kicking a ball. It is very messy. From the mess, though, you refine what is there. -Simon McBurney

Life is just so painful and messy and hard and worth it and all that stuff. -Robert Downey, Jr.

Honestly, I don't buy papers or the weeklies. I think when something messy does happen, you just need your closest friends and family all around you, and it's nothing to do with anyone else. -Abbey Clancy

The Club Kids were about fun. Wild, messy fun – the more debauched, the better. -James St. James

Maybe it's stress or anger or adrenaline or disillusionment or a bullying nature or simple fear of getting killed themselves, but there is a problem if a cop cannot tell the difference between a menacing gangster and the far more common person they encounter whose life is a little frayed and messy. -David Horsey

The most enduring battle is between head and heart; what would be efficient and logical is nearly always trumped by what is messy and illogical. -Antonya Nelson

Flannel shirts, denim, Converse, a guitar, messy hair? That's literally me. -Alessia Cara

I don't really have the patience to do my hair, which is why it's always parted down the middle, slicked, in a low ponytail or a messy high bun. I'm too lazy to do my own hair, but I like doing my makeup. -Gigi Hadid

I really like to rock it natural and let my hair go wild, but when I do style it, I slick all the hair over to one side with pins. It's either that or a messy bun. -Tori Kelly

You can get anything online, including things that don't even exist. We've invented our own collective unconscious. The normal rules of time and space don't apply. It's held together by some other force than gravity. It's endless. It's like some unimaginably huge, messy novel that's writing itself both with and without us. -Stacey D'Erasmo

What interests me are the complexities and contradictions and struggles and joys of messy human beings. -Stacey D'Erasmo

A lot of times, the inspiration for a novel is a messy bird's nest of shiny things. Little things that don't make a whole lot of sense or that, no matter how hard you look, cannot be found directly in the finished book. -Molly O'Keefe

My process is messy and non-linear, full of false starts, fidgets, and errands that I suddenly need to run now; it is a battle to get something – anything – down on paper. I doodle in sketchbooks: bits of ideas, fragments of sentences, character names, single lines of dialogue with no context. -Ellen Klages

As a feminist, just to speak to what women go through, I think women are put in a box way too often. What I love about 'You're the Worst' is that no female character is portrayed as a black-and-white cartoon character. We're all complicated, messy human beings. -Kether Donohue

I write everything out in longhand in one fast go. And then I throw out the first few and start over again. By the end of the first draft, the whole thing's messy and disgusting and horrible, but you really understand the foundational stuff. -Lauren Groff

It can get really messy inside my head, and it's usually just because everybody can get really self-centered at some point. And so what usually keeps me from quitting is that my reasons for quitting are just lame. I wouldn't want anybody else to talk to myself the way that I talk to myself. -Brie Larson

Even though I'm usually not conscious of it, I think drawing has always served a sort of therapeutic purpose in my life. There's something about the process of translating the messy chaos of real life into a clean, simple drawing that's always been comforting to me. -Adrian Tomine

Open your arms to life! Let it strut into your heart in all its messy glory! -Deborah Wiles

Everyone's gone through a breakup, and I've dated girls in the past where… I've never had a messy breakup, thankfully, but I'm never the one to end it. I'm always caught off guard as to why things ended because I guess I'm oblivious in a way. -Charlie Puth

In the real world, answers may not be clear cut. There will be messy choices, and you're not going to be able to construct a policy response in a neat and tidy way. Being able to listen to other people, even as you stay true to your principles, that's how you actually succeed. -Jake Sullivan

Democracy is messy, and it's hard. It's never easy. -Robert Kennedy, Jr.

It's as if to be interesting, you had to be depressed and messy, but that's complete nonsense. -Edgardo Osorio

There's a constant tension between the excitement of new people and security with one person. If you go with excitement, you create chaos; you hurt people. There's jealousy, and it gets very messy. If you have security, it can be boring, and you die inside because of all the opportunities missed. -Alain de Botton

Some women are able to wake up looking effortlessly chic – as though a bevy of fashion fairies twisted their low-lit locks into a messy chignon while they slept. They choose a frock from their exceptionally curated closet and leave a trail of custom fragrance and perfection in their wake. -Meghan Markle

I'm quite a precious painter; my style is a messy fine art – sort of impressionist. I do portraits, I love painting other artists, but recently, I've been playing around with self portraits, putting on different characters. -Tali Lennox

I admire American women because they are really good at putting a look together that is sophisticated. As British girls, we lean toward being a bit more messy, a bit more undone, and maybe a little more eccentric. -Alexa Chung

I'm just not a messy person… I don't look for pleasure in social media. -Tyga

With messy food, or foods with a lot of sauce, you do 'The Hunch.' I learned it in Philly, watching the dudes in suits eat cheesesteaks. You keep your elbows above your hands because if you don't, the grease runs down your sleeve to your elbow. -Guy Fieri

Chaos is the natural state, and theater tries to make sense of it, but it's got to be a little messy to be believable. -John Cameron Mitchell

In some ways, I missed my era because I'm big and messy and have big feelings and take up space on a stage rather than being diminutive and childlike in my woman-ness. -Elizabeth Marvel

The great thing about scenes that involve nervous breakdowns – in the little experience I have doing them – is that there's no way to craft it. You just have to do it, and it sort of crafts itself in just being incredibly messy. -Lucas Hedges

Young girls in particular aren't given a space to be messy and complicated and express themselves and experiment – they're told to be a little quieter and a little less than. -Rachel Keller

I like throwing on shorts and a plaid button up with messy hair and last night's eyeliner and sunglasses and wandering the town. And if there's a guy I dig with his arm around me, too, that's pretty nice. -Jessica Parker Kennedy

I'm very scruffy and messy in the way that I am and always have been. -Charli XCX

My favorite festival beauty look is definitely braids and hats: a messy fishtail braid and a cute outfit, and I'm ready! -Kelsea Ballerini

The 'Grace of Kings' isn't a narrative about a return to some golden age, to a lost status quo ante. It portrays a dynamic world in transition, where the redistribution of power is messy, morally ambivalent, and only lurches toward more justice. -Ken Liu

I lived a block and a half away from four cousins, and I had three siblings. The Jaeger home was a big, messy, happy family. -Sam Jaeger

If it's not messy and it doesn't drip over the sides, it's not a holiday hot chocolate -it's just an average hot chocolate. -Alex Guarnaschelli

It turns out childbirth is really… messy. -Ryan North

I was always a data guy, not a theorist. Theorists can maintain total purity. The data are always messy. -Austan Goolsbee

I think that, a lot of times in Hollywood pictures, the reality, the messy reality of women's lives – it's avoided, because I think people are just afraid of it. There's a standard that women are set to, to try to keep everybody comfortable. -Haley Bennett

The way we live history is not the way historians tell history. Our lives are messy and chaotic and bewildering. -David Grann

Our relationship to the computer is much like our relationship to the car: rich, complex, socially messy. -Ellen Ullman

The human mind, as it turns out, is messy. -Ellen Ullman

I like the little semi-competencies of human beings, I realize. Governance, after all, is a messy business, a world of demi-solutions and compromise, where ideals are tarnished regularly. -Ellen Ullman

You need a balance at all times. If the verse is a bit messy, you need it to be less messy right after. It needs to vary. 'Shake It Off' is a good example, where the math behind the drama is pretty clear. -Max Martin

Life's messy. -Heather Bresch

The United States and its European allies need to start viewing foreign assistance to some messy and unsavory regions of the world as investments in our collective future rather than charity; we're paying money now so that we don't have to pay with blood and treasure later. -Gillian Turner

In beauty, there's this idea of this perfect picture, and I think, 'How about being present in the now, and a little messy?' -Emily Weiss

I think eyebrows are the symmetry of the face. If they're not balanced and brushed up in the right way, your face looks kind of messy. -Amber Valletta

This beautiful, messy, wonderful and volatile world of ours needs more heroes. -Robin S. Sharma

Schoolkids – black and white – would call me Kunta Kinte as a cuss. If ever my hair was particularly messy, if ever I looked scruffy at school, I would be called Kunta Kinte. My first impression was that it was bad to be African and bad to be associated with him. -Malachi Kirby

Female characters in literature are full. They're messy: they've got runny noses and burp and belch. Unfortunately, in film, female characters don't often have that kind of richness. -Frances McDormand

Once you understand what a messy, emotional, and destructive dynamic 'fairness' can be, you can see why 'fair' is a tremendously powerful word that you need to use with care. -Christopher Voss

The more messy women that we put on screen, that we put in books, the more women can feel represented and seen, then they can access their own stuff, feel it's okay, and then have the strength to speak out about things like we're talking about. About rising up. -Krysten Ritter

Payments is a hard business. It's a messy business, with not necessarily the largest of margins. -Dan Schulman

Girls shouldn't be afraid to look messy. They shouldn't have to always fit in with the pretty girls. Our goal as women is not to impress guys. -Daya

I think sometimes what people miss about black people is that we're complicated, that we are indeed messy, that we do our best with what we've been given. We come into the world exactly like you. It's just that there are circumstances in the culture that are dictated and put on our lives that we have to fight against. -Viola Davis

I stumbled onto the best profession to heal my childhood: the only one that lets you release and express whatever is ugly and messy and beautiful about your life. We're in the business of creating human beings. The more we spew, and the more honestly we do it, the better. Try that on Wall Street. -Viola Davis

I never think of a project as just being comedy or just being drama – even with 'Masters of Sex.' I like being sort of messy, like life is. -Allison Janney

I can be a little messy and wild and carefree with my creativity as a solo artist. In a group, there's a certain structure, and everyone has a part to play, and being a solo artist, I can do as I please. -Dawn Richard

Politics is a messy business, but campaigning prepares you for governing. It prepares you to get hit, stand strong, and, if necessary, hit back. -James Carville

I know how messy things can get when adults overstep their boundaries and insert themselves – their politics, their fears, their prejudices, their ignorance – into the lives of young people. -Janet Mock

Democracy is messy, clearly, but it has one key factor, which is an orderly transfer of power. -Toomas Hendrik Ilves

Everything is so chaotic and messy in the world, and I have always felt kind of dirty. -Mitski

My process is pretty messy, and there's a lot of creative destruction in it. When I set out to write something, I'll write some passages from it just to figure out who these characters are, how they talk. And I have a dim sense of what it's about and where it's going to go, but I know that's going to change, too. -Jesse Andrews

I don't think that I'm broken at all. I no longer think that I'm a mess. I just think I'm a deeply feeling person in a messy world. -Glennon Doyle Melton

Hated 'The Imitation Game.' Totally inaccurate. A gay man with a messy room? Don't buy it. -Nell Scovell

I think great art comes from being open and creative with somebody, and of course, if feelings start getting involved in that, it can either make things fantastic or really messy. -Sam Palladio

I suspect that living 24/7 in workout attire is the clothing version of the messy topknot. We all know that your hair is dirty, or too long, or too frizzy, or your roots have grown out, but we are all going to accept it as fabulous because that's the deal. -Mary H.K. Choi

'Sons of the Prophet' is a dark comedy about human suffering. The play explores the particularly messy portions of life – the times where you find yourself coping with multiple life issues, and before any of them can be resolved, two more show up on your plate. We've all been there, I'd wager. -Stephen Karam

I write about messy relationships, and they put pastel covers on them, but I can't complain. -Emily Giffin

I like a messy hotel room. It's a little slice of home. -Kevin Parker

When confronted with a direct threat to American security, Obama has shown he is willing to act unilaterally – in a targeted, get-in-and-get-out fashion, that avoids, at all costs, the kind of messy ground wars and lengthy occupations that have drained America's treasury and spirit for the past decades. -David E. Sanger

I think that life is messy and that human beings are insane. -Josh Tillman

For me, it's very important that shows about gay people are messy and complicated and are truthful about what we do. -Andrew Haigh

I find the world with its inequities and injustices to be messy, unfair, and complicated. The cosmos, on the other hand, is orderly and beautiful – this I find terribly alluring and captivating. -Priyamvada Natarajan

I usually work in a room which is totally cluttered with my mess, and there's stuff everywhere, and it's kind of chaotic because I am a very messy person. I could totally write in a pristine environment, but it would mean I would have to be at someone else's house. -Julia Holter

If I'm not fighting for a good reason, then your personal life starts to get messy, and it's like, 'What am I doing this for?' -Rose Namajunas

Since ballet has such a solid classical framework, everything is supposed to be a very specific way, so you learn to look at things with an eye towards perfection. But in acting, it isn't always necessarily good to be like that – really magical things can happen when it's unexpected and messy. -Sonoya Mizuno

Both individuals and societies tell themselves stories to simplify and make sense of the messy chaos of reality. -Adam Curtis

Professionally, I'm a perfectionist, and to allow people to see that maybe I wasn't always perfect or put together – that my actual personal life was very messy at times… it was scary to let people know that. -Charlotte Flair

I talk out of experience that relationships don't get messy; it's our heads that are messy. People's expectations and beliefs screw up relationships. -Vicky Kaushal

Not only have individual politicians and celebrities personally condemned your automobiles for being too messy, noisy, and harmful to the common good, but they've tried to affect the natural market through taxes on larger vehicles along with incentives and quotas for 'greener' cars. -Steven Crowder

I can't stand having a messy purse, and it makes me anxious to watch other people dig through their messy purses (especially if it's an expensive designer bag! Don't treat your Chanel like a trash can). -Wendi McLendon-Covey

The responsibility that I ultimately feel to the audience is to entertain, maybe enlighten, and help you take your mind off messy things. -Wendy Williams

Every company has messy data, and even the best of AI companies are not fully satisfied with their data. If you have data, it is probably a good idea to get an AI team to have a look at it and give feedback. This can develop into a positive feedback loop for both the IT and AI teams in any company. -Andrew Ng

I love the Mumbai monsoons, but it really does get messy. -Shruti Haasan

I like to create a lot of texture in my hair, and I like it a bit messy. -Claudia Kim

I write about messy relationships – between friends, rivals, married couples, siblings. I'm not really interested in boy/girl romances. -Jane Fallon

Having children is messy and easy to judge. -Catherine Reitman

My family has never understood why I play crazy, angry, depressed people because that is not the way they think of me. They see me as a totally messy, klutzy goofball – kind of weird and hyper. -Carrie Coon

I always had crazy, curly hair up in a bun, messy, running up and down, sweaty. -Joan Smalls

If Disney wants ideas for a princess, make her an independent woman, one who is not afraid to face the daily struggles of life, and refuses to wear expensive dresses. Because we all know life is messy, and those dresses are too pretty to get dirty. -Abby Johnson

I'm a mess, and I'm messy. I'm very, very bad at organizing myself. -Emma Gonzalez

I've always believed that pastry chefs are born, not made. They're patient, methodical, tidy, and organized. It's why I stick to the savory side of the kitchen – I'm far too messy and impulsive to do all the measuring, timing, and rule-following that pastry demands. -Samin Nosrat

They don't call it the Wall of Death for nothing. The biggest risk is crashing off the top. That's when it gets really messy. -Guy Martin

I can't stand a house to be dirty or even messy, even. I am a bit OCD. Wash the dishes when you finish eating. -Jimmy Barnes

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