Top 135 Neat Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Neat Quotes from famous people such as Laura Mennell, Stewart O’Nan, Clive Owen, Sage Northcutt, William S. Burroughs, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

I enjoy being in Toronto - there's lots of energy, lots

I enjoy being in Toronto – there’s lots of energy, lots of neat different neighbourhoods – but Vancouver is still home and always will be. I miss going for walks on the ocean with beautiful mountains.
Laura Mennell
The story is always in service to the characters, and is only as long or short, or neat or ragged as it needs to be.
Stewart O’Nan
Very often when you see families it’s all perfect and neat, and parenting isn’t like that. You do have constant negotiations. Things are ever developing and ever changing, and you constantly have to evaluate how you deal with your kids.
Clive Owen
What’s neat about Sacramento is that you can drive – which I’ve done with the team a bunch of times – is drive, like, an hour or an hour and a half, and you’re in Lake Tahoe, and you can go out to the lake or go up in the mountains or go off-road driving or hiking.
Sage Northcutt
Some people like neat suburbs. I always am attracted to the rundown and the old and the offbeat.
William S. Burroughs
And in real life endings aren’t always neat, whether they’re happy endings, or whether they’re sad endings.
Stephen King
Each goal, each win, going to different buildings, the rivalries, the excitement – it is something. I try to catch myself, you know, in the warm-ups, when you’re on the line and the anthem and you get to some milestones and stuff. It’s such a neat experience.
Jarome Iginla
So I didn’t have anything to do with picking the songs, but I got to musically take them in places I thought might be interesting, so it was a real neat collaboration among the three of us.
Vince Gill
A deliberate choice on my part was for the player to continue to find new possibilities in the early Attic rooms far into the game. I think this builds atmosphere, though it means there’s no neat division of the prologue from the middle game.
Graham Nelson
There’s something pure about our bloodline: There are no accidental kids of gay parents. Every single gay parent desperately, passionately wanted to be a parent. That’s neat, and I hope we can keep it that way.
B. D. Wong
I’m a bit of a pick-pocket on-set. If something is small enough to go in my pocket, and it will be neat memorabilia, it’s gone.
Evangeline Lilly
That’s one of the neat things about ‘Call of Duty.’ There are areas in the game where we were able to score the gameplay.
Michael Giacchino
I love giving back. There were a lot of people when I got started who really helped me. I do a lot of seminars and appearances. It’s neat to be able to be in a position to do that. I’ve always loved coaching; it’s how I got started.
Brian Shaw
I love physics because it’s neat and it’s orderly in its own peculiar way.
Jim Peebles
What is poor? We had food. We dressed well. We didn’t have a lot, but what we had fit, and it was always neat.
Walter Payton
The world does not have tidy endings. The world does not have neat connections. It is not filled with epiphanies that work perfectly at the moment that you need them.
Dennis Lehane
It’s been really fun to see with each album when I change to see the fans of the show emulate my style and with the first record a lot of the kids in the crowd were wearing neck ties like I was and now you’ll see a lot of girls with pink hair. It’s cool, it’s actually really neat.
Avril Lavigne
To get art nowadays, in cinema or books or anything, that grapples with the possibility of a meaningless universe… it just doesn’t happen any more. In even the most indie of the indie films, everything has to come to some kind of neat conclusion.
Emily Mortimer
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
We’ve been some cool places fishing. My parents and my family all went up to Alaska. We fished for king salmon, and that was really neat.
Luke Kuechly
Being on a television show and having so many fans is something that I’ve never experienced before, and it’s really neat when they come up to you and are like, ‘That storyline is amazing and really spoke to me in my life,’ and it’s really cool. I really enjoy it.
Shantel VanSanten
I think one of the great problems we have in the Republican Party is that we don’t encourage you to be nasty. We encourage you to be neat, obedient, loyal and faithful and all those Boy Scout words, which would be great around a campfire but are lousy in politics.
Newt Gingrich
I’m quite ragged. People say ‘raw,’ and some people don’t like raw. They prefer it neat and tidy but you can’t be neat and tidy and also be leaping above people at the far stick to score goals.
Michail Antonio
If you’re an L.C.N. guy, you don’t have facial hair and you don’t have long hair. You have to be neat all the time. It’s the rule.
Joseph D. Pistone
When you are doing something neat, and you’re doing it with neat people, and there is that convergence, something amazing will happen.
Rony Abovitz
Rush Holt would be a fine senator. He’s an actual physicist, which is neat. He cares very strongly about global warming, which is probably the single most pressing issue of our era.
Alex Pareene
The Inhumans, just as an idea – the idea that you were an ordinary horseman until you were exposed to this catalyst that is a very rare element – is a neat idea in and of itself.
Charles Soule
Dirt makes a man look masculine. Let your hair blow in the wind, and all that. It’s OK. All you have to do is look neat when you have to look neat.
Hedy Lamarr
I always think that’s neat, when you can hear a story told from different points of view, different perspectives.
Jason Isbell
At school I was very shy and coincidentally inherited the title ‘little miss worry guts,’ and that was just among the staff. I learned early on that I could make people laugh, and as my small neat body betrayed me by growing to dizzying heights, I used it as a tool that translated into complete slap-stick comedy.
Erin O’Connor
I have to admit: I have been known to be obsessively neat and like things arranged ‘just so.’
David Alan Basche
Some of the first infographics I did started off as not

Some of the first infographics I did started off as notes to myself: trying to plot out, for instance, how IP addresses are allocated. After a while, I thought, ‘This is a neat thing I can share with people, and they can follow me along in that process of understanding.’
Randall Munroe
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
I always was fascinated by neat nicknames.
Steve Sabol
Just to be able to say you’re No. 1, you are the best golfer on the planet, just for one day, would be the best thing ever. Knowing that you were the best in the world would be pretty neat.
Jason Day
It’s pretty neat to be able to help the team in different ways.
J. J. Watt
I can’t believe that people actually know my first and last name. I think it’s really, really, gosh-darn neat.
Brittany Murphy
Genius doesn’t always come in neat packages.
Jonathan Agnew
It’s so amazing that you can give somebody like David Fincher ‘House of Cards,’ and he can do whatever he wants – Netflix doesn’t say, ‘Oh, you can’t do that,’ or, ‘We need a subplot here about this.’ It’s pretty neat that it is allowing the creatives to be creative.
Jane Lynch
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
Like any parent, they’ve been extremely supportive of my racing throughout my childhood. I mean, my mom says that she didn’t want me racing, but I think my dad and I both knew she wasn’t going to win that battle. She loves it more than anybody, so it’s neat to have the archives of all my old races.
Kyle Larson
I would always see my dad who was a big scotch drinker just enjoying his scotch with one ice cube or neat.
Aiden English
One thing that sticks in my mind is when I was a kid, and I had just learned to read, I came across one of my older sister’s textbooks that explained compound pulley. I thought that was really neat, and I still do.
Jim Peebles
It was really really neat to make the movie because there were mentally challenged actors in the movie. So that was really really cool to work with them and they were always really happy, and they made everybody really happy on the set too.
Dakota Fanning
The slasher film is such a neat, self-contained genre.
Stephen Graham Jones
I’m a freak of neat. The kitchen has to be clean.
Geoffrey Zakarian
I’m a neat freak.
Herm Edwards
Power corrupts. Absolute power is kind of neat.
John F. Lehman, Jr.
I’m a neat freak… It seems to me that an orderly desk is reflective of an orderly and organized mind, you know?
Jann Wenner
Moviemaking is just really neat, and I really like doing that. I’d like to get into it more, but in terms of my role in all of this and in terms of the gift that God has given me, I had to come to the conclusion that my strength is as a storyteller, creating the story.
Frank Peretti
The cosplayers are very fun. The kids are the best. Everyone is a kid at a comic con. There are some amazing stuff that goes on at these cons. The people have a blast. It’s so neat to see the fans lining up to see you and talk with you. And asking you questions.
Michael Rooker
‘Unjustly Maligned’ is a neat idea for a podcast. Antony Johnston invites a believer to make the case for a cultural artefact that consensus tends to deride.
David Hepworth
Typically, booksellers like to put things into neat little categories.
Nick Hornby
It is in your DNA to love a good story. You know, neat tales with heroes and villains and conflicts to resolve. A good story pushes our buttons, is exciting and memorable.
Barry Ritholtz
The new ‘Creed 2’ movie is coming out, so I was actually going to audition for that. Got a little audition tape, so hopefully that goes through. That would be pretty neat. Being Ivan Drago’s son in the movie? That would be pretty fun.
Sage Northcutt
I don’t doubt that the explanation for consciousness will arise from the mercilessly scientific account of psychology and neuroscience, but, still, isn’t it neat that the universe is such that it gave rise to conscious beings like you and me?
Paul Bloom
I had to tell about my colonic, which expresses the fact why I’m so neat today as opposed to a few years ago. I never knew that the weight made that much difference.
James Brown
Playing Willie Loomis was really fun for me because it was something nice and different to embody. It was neat playing this drunken servant who was hypnotized by Johnny Depp.
Jackie Earle Haley
I’m a neat freak. I find I work best when I feel organised and together, and as I work from home, that means my house is always so tidy!
Ella Woodward
I had this notion that maybe I wanted to be an actor… I thought it might be a neat career. I thought if I was going to try that, I should shoot for the best, and I auditioned for Julliard.
Luke Macfarlane
I’ve benefited from great coaches my whole life, starting in sixth grade. To be able to pass that on is a neat experience for me.
John Stockton
I’m kind of an obsessive-compulsive person, like, neat obsessive.
Liev Schreiber
Comedians take a neat situation and turn it into a mess

Comedians take a neat situation and turn it into a mess. And in my books I do the same thing, but it’s the other way around. I like to mess around with mess. A mess is only a mess because someone tells you it is.
Ursus Wehrli
Everything in tennis is so neat and nice but boxing has sport down to its essence; it is very pure and I like that.
Andy Murray
When you look back on music history, it falls into these neat periods, but of course, the period you yourself are living through seems totally scattered and chaotic.
Eric Whitacre
That’s the neat thing about the Olympics – so many of these athletes, they don’t make a ton of money, they train for four years to compete, and they realize, ‘Look, this is a blessing that I have this chance to represent the United States of America.’
Julie Foudy
Being tall is very good for reaching high shelves and seeing in a crowd. Sadly, it has also given me the inability to dance. There’s too much of me to look neat, which is most disappointing.
Miranda Hart
I’m not going to deny it. I’m a neat person, there’s no question. But I don’t become obsessed with it.
Courteney Cox
My locker is a business place. I keep my locker really neat, which I think is different than most people.
Will Grier
I can tell if someone is talking to me because I’m on ‘Friends’ or cause they just think I’m neat. You know I don’t think I’ve ever spent more than five or ten minutes with somebody who was ogling me because they recognized me from the show.
Matthew Perry
I grew up in a family where, through my teenage years, I was expected to go to church on Sunday. It wasn’t terribly painful. I thought some of the stories were neat; I liked some of the liturgy and some of the songs.
John Irving
No game in the world is as tidy and dramatically neat as baseball, with cause and effect, crime and punishment, motive and result, so cleanly defined.
Paul Gallico
I’ve put my life back together, but it’s all a growing process and that’s neat, too, because if you stop growing, what good is it musically? So that is what I am looking forward to – growing. In some ways, I felt stagnant in my life and it showed.
Stevie Ray Vaughan
It’s a quirk of mine; I love neat garages.
Clive Cussler
I really liked the food in Japan. There is something so organized, neat, and methodical about it. They put a lot of care and quality into their cooking. I also love Mediterranean, New American, and Italian food, because the cuisines borrow influences from all over the world.
Sasha Cohen
I’m not that refined academy player who’s going to pick the ball up, pass it and be neat and tidy all the time. I’m a player who’s going to get it and run at the full-back, run in behind.
Michail Antonio
I get that it’s packaging and it’s neat to put a name on what the girls are. But it seems to me that they were making us Sports Illustrated swimsuit models instead of women who wrestle on a pro wrestling program.
Las vegas shouldn’t exist. The incongruity hits you from the moment you first glimpse it from the airplane. First mountains, then desert, then neat squares of identical houses that look as if they were plucked straight from Monopoly.
Maria Konnikova
I am like that guy on the ‘Odd Couple,’ and it is not the neat guy. I go into my room and find pieces of pizza under the laundry.
Rick Majerus
Old Filey lies around the Ravine, a glacial gash running down to Coble Landing. This is the fishing Filey of centuries past, with neat little terraced cottages and a cluster of attractive 18th century houses.
David Hewson
You have multiple intelligence agencies. They all ultimately report to the director of national intelligence but, you know, it never comes in neat packages. So you have to make judgments on what you have, and it’s not easy to do.
Raymond Kelly
I like movies, because it’s kind of a combination of every art, it’s like it’s picture, it’s story, it’s music, it’s kind of like a clash and a collide of every art. It’s really neat.
Jonathan Jackson
When I ride, I always like to look neat.
Charlotte Casiraghi
Being 21, 22 years old… traveling the world and getting to play golf is pretty neat.
Brooks Koepka
Europe is so well gardened that it resembles a work of art, a scientific theory, a neat metaphysical system. Man has re-created Europe in his own image.
Aldous Huxley
I’m a bit of a neat freak.
Chris Hoy
That was the reasoning behind learning to play bass, and then after that it was more like it was neat to play songs together – for me to play bass and for him to play guitar.
Tom Araya
Certainly there’s a phenomenon around open source. You know free software will be a vibrant area. There will be a lot of neat things that get done there.
Bill Gates
I’m a tidy, neat person. But I’m not a maniac.
Jamie Lee Curtis
When you say ‘control freak’ and ‘OCD’ and ‘organized,’ that suggests someone who’s cold in nature, and I’m just not. Like, I’m really open when it comes to letting people in. But I just like my house to be neat, and I don’t like to make big messes that would hurt people.
Taylor Swift
I read The Bell Jar, and then I read her memoir and her diaries, and a third book, an outside opinion. Just the way she made the pillows so neat on the oven door. It just seems to be the opposite of, if you’re going to take your life, in a horrible rage it happens.
Paul Westerberg
A Madagascar Hissing Roach chasing Jerry Lewis. That would be a really neat treat.
Michael O’Donoghue
When you have a big, ugly problem, there’s never going to be a neat, elegant solution that is totally painless or without a cost.
Henry Paulson
Breaking up is the hardest thing we do. It's the most i

Breaking up is the hardest thing we do. It’s the most important thing we do, in a way. You’ve got to embrace rejection, or you’ll maintain a very limited life. It’ll be very nice and neat – and very, very small.
Laurie Helgoe
I’ve always wanted to play Maria in West Side Story. My idol is Natalie Wood, and I love the movie, so I think a modern-day twist on it would be really neat.
Vanessa Hudgens
Moving on is not closure. It’s not neat, and it’s not about turning the page. It is about moving on, but it doesn’t mean that you’ve left something behind.
Thomas Gibson
Fantasy-based ideologies invariably have neat happy endings where all the bad people and all the bad behavior goes away when the volume is turned up and enough force is applied.
Steven Weber
I saw ‘Cats’ on a school trip. I thought it was neat and a little weird. The set was cool.
Rob McClure
The one thing that I do have that I really like is I framed some of my jerseys. In college, I played for Team U.S.A. I framed some of those jerseys. I framed my jersey when I got drafted by the Padres. I do have my first stolen base ever from when I stole a base in 2015. I have the actual base, which is pretty neat.
Trea Turner
Meeting someone you admire, and then that person’s like, ‘I’m a fan of your work’ – it’s a really neat feeling.
Nick Kroll
But I had a very traditional background as well. My parents are neat people.
Uma Thurman
Continue to surprise those who would put you in a neat demographic. Be insistently curious.
Gordon Gee
‘Paranoia’ was pretty awesome because it was the cast of ‘Air Force One,’ Gary Oldman and Harrison Ford back together, pitted against each other again, so that was pretty neat.
Lucas Till
I feel like everything’s got to be neat and everything’s got to be right before I put on my performance, so I brush my hair.
Adrien Broner
I’ve always enjoyed working with kids whether it be hockey school, things like that, and I just thought it would kind of be neat to start there with a book for kids.
Mike Fisher
I consider myself a kind of a nerd, because when we go to the coffee shop in the mornings, we sit there in a very neat row with our laptops. It’s just like being at work, but with coffee and panini. And, of course, you don’t get paid.
Christopher Fowler
I’d like to be on ‘Graham Norton.’ Just because I used to do the audience warm-up for the ‘Graham Norton’ show, and I just think that would be a beautifully lovely, typical end to a narrative. I like a neat ending.
Ellie Taylor
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
I always wanted a guitar. I always wanted to be a cowboy singer because I also listened to Hank Williams, and he would always sing these neat romantic songs.
Dick Dale
Life may not always fall into neat chapters, and you may not always get the satisfying ending you’re looking for, but sometimes a good explanation is all the rewrite you need.
Harlan Coben
The pursuit of pretty formulas and neat theorems can no doubt quickly degenerate into a silly vice, but so can the quest for austere generalities which are so very general indeed that they are incapable of application to any particular.
E. T. Bell
I’m a very neat person.
Dick Van Dyke
I was addicted to ‘The Monkees’ TV programme – not so much because of the music but because of the commercials in between. The programme was sponsored by Yardley, and in the commercial breaks, there would be these English girls on roller skates, wearing hot pants, and I just thought, ‘God! How neat!’
Marie Helvin
Growing up in Kansas City, I was always neat, the teacher’s pet, know-it-all type.
Gretchen Rubin
I really wanted the MTV Award the most, It was a golden popcorn container and it looks really neat.
Kirsten Dunst
For the Emmys, my friend Rooney Mara designed a dress for me with her brand, Hiraeth. It’s so neat to see a sketch turn into a full-on look.
Sadie Sink
Men couldn’t care less if your strands are perfectly styled and neat. In fact, he might like you more with some wildness or bedhead, since it shows you’re carefree and relaxed.
Helen Fisher
There’s one thing about baldness, it’s neat.
Don Herold
That’s what I think is the neat thing about TV: how alive it is and how the writers respond to the stimulus that they’re getting from the actual actors. Whereas a movie is more hermetically sealed.
Thomas Jane
The Gift’ doesn’t deal with the neat, tie-me-up-with-a-bow kind of stories – they are grittier, messier, and not all of them have a happy resolution. You are following people and events that are more difficult, more elusive, and therefore harder to pin down.
Mel Giedroyc
Hoboken is a neat place.
Daniel Pinkwater
When I started surfing, you’d hear this neat rumbling sound when you took off and go for the drop, and when the wave is lipping up over the top of you, it makes this hissing sound.
Dick Dale
Each young reader has to fashion an entirely new ‘reading circuit’ afresh every time. There is no one neat circuit just waiting to unfold. This means that the circuit can become more or less developed depending on the particulars of the learner: e.g., instruction, culture, motivation, educational opportunity.
Maryanne Wolf
My daughter loves to cook. At first, I found myself making her be really neat and precise. Then I realized it’s OK if things get all over the floor and counters and ceiling. We’re making memories.
Kimberly Schlapman
Toyota is doing a neat job coming in to the sport - no

Toyota is doing a neat job coming in to the sport – no one ever thought that there would be a day when Toyota would participate in an American-made, American-born sport like Nascar but they’re doing a fantastic job.
Brian France
We love a tale of heroes and villains and conflicts requiring a neat resolution.
Barry Ritholtz
Many self-help books give you these neat, tidy formulas that are really illusions. They dupe people into thinking, ‘Well if I can just do that, then everything’s going to be okay.’ My work differs in that I don’t offer quick solutions and simple explanations.
John Bradshaw
Everything is complicated about using concrete – the discipline and dedication necessary to make consistent batches, understanding exactly how the formwork will be laid, what the timing is for the pours, how you keep it clean and neat to achieve a fine quality.
Annabelle Selldorf
So, you know, when I think of survival as a creative act, it’s not trying to plaster over the isolation or to, you know, rewrite your predicament into something positive with a happy ending or some kind of neat resolution. It’s writing into the unknown.
Suleika Jaouad
I was always a neat kid. I never wanted my hands dirty. I wasn’t a dirty kid. A lot of kids like to run around. If I was rolling around the dirt, I went home and took a shower. That’s just the way I was. I’m not sure. I might have been born with it.
Mark Teixeira
The idea that you can make love and not war really is pretty neat. That thing in Korea, the thing in Israel – that’s all over the world. There must be a new way of thinking.
F. Murray Abraham
Our friends in the group Chicago, they just numbered theirs and we thought that was kind of neat but it made continuity from album to album and that was our way of doing it.
Gerry Beckley
It would be neat to sing with Roger Miller.
Brad Paisley
I always thought, it would be neat to make the Olympic team.
Michael Phelps
I’ve been fortunate enough to have a lot of neat experiences, Olympics and everything, getting to the Stanley Cup Finals was really cool, but to actually make the NHL was just something I don’t think I or my family will ever forget.
Jarome Iginla