Messy Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old messy quotes, messy sayings, and messy proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

People are messy; therefore, relationships will be messy. Don't be surprised by messiness.     

Timothy Keller

The truth is messy. It's raw and uncomfortable. You can't blame people for preferring lies.     

Holly Black

Don't call the world dirty because you forgot to clean your glasses.     

Aaron Hill

No one has a right to occupy the privileged position all the time, so it should be contested. It should always be messy in there.     

Kerry James Marshall

A messy kitchen is a sign of happiness.     


Those who think profit is a dirty word should try to make one.     

James Cook

Cleaning anything involves making something else dirty, but anything can get dirty without something else getting clean.     

Laurence J. Peter

If it's dirty, it's not funny, but if it's funny, it's not dirty.     

Buddy Hackett

It's easy to make a mess when you're not the one who has to clean it up.     

Criss Jami

Good guys need to be a little dirty otherwise they're just boring.     

Vincent Cassel

Surely it's better to love others, however messy and imperfect the involvement, than to allow one's capacity for love to harden.     

Karen Armstrong

A problem is only a problem when viewed as a problem. All change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end.     

Robin S. Sharma

Like life, revenge can be a messy business. And both would be much simpler if only our heads could figure out which way our hearts will go. But the heart has its reasons, of which reason cannot know.     

Emily Thorne

Life itself is a haphazard, untidy, messy affair.     

Dorothy Day

Messy is a word we use to explain a conflict with an expectation we had. Eliminate the expectation, and you eliminate the messy.     

Steve Maraboli

The truth is messy. It's raw and uncomfortable. You can't blame people for preferring lies.     

Holly Black

There are parts of his life and personality that are extremely messy, and that's the truth.     

Walter Isaacson

It's good to leave your room super-messy when you're away. Whoever tries to break into your room will thought it has already been ransacked.     

Douglas Adams

Beginnings are always messy.     

John Galsworthy

Man is messy, but any creature that can create space vehicles can probably cope.     

George F. Will

The dirty truth is that many people find fascism to be not particularly horrible.     

Michael Parenti

What a filthy mind you have. Can't imagine why you're single with a brain as dirty as the one you've got.     

Lauren Dane

Life is so messy that the temptation to straighten it up is very strong. And the results always illusory.     

Anna Quindlen

Emotions are messy and hard to figure out.     

Spike Jonze

A messy house is a must it separates your true friends from other friends. Real friends are there to visit you not your house!     

Jennifer Wilson