Top 70 Handy Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Handy Quotes from famous people such as Sufe Bradshaw, Seth Shostak, Rod Laver, Stacy Brown-Philpot, Siri Hustvedt, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

A handy pair of tweezers go a long way. You never know

A handy pair of tweezers go a long way. You never know when you’re going to have to pluck out a few of those eyebrow hairs. Keep the tweezers in the purse!
Sufe Bradshaw
There’s no doubt that the Moon is more than a handy night light and a hair restorer for werewolves. It’s responsible for the substantial amplitude of earthly ocean tides. These are of obvious influence if you’re a geoduck, a type of clam that people dig up at low tide.
Seth Shostak
Right through school, I was a handy cricketer, a batsman and a left-arm spinner who bowled leg breaks.
Rod Laver
The hardest moments of your life in your 20s will provide some of the greatest lessons that will come in handy later.
Stacy Brown-Philpot
I like ‘nerves’! I like the word ‘migraineur’. I like the word ‘madness’. These are OK words. The 19th century had a very handy term: ‘neurasthenic’. I think that’s a very useful word. We all know what that means: it means extra-sensitive.
Siri Hustvedt
A Kindle returns us to the inconvenience of the scroll, except with batteries and electronic glitches. It’s as handy as bringing Homer along to recite the ‘Iliad’ while playing a lyre.
P. J. O’Rourke
An excuse is the handy explanation we offer when we disappoint other people.
Marshall Goldsmith
When smashing monuments, save the pedestals – they always come in handy.
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
My theory is, if you force yourself to smile enough, then you start to feel it. Which comes in handy all the time.
Erika Christensen
I always have a football handy at home, and I’ll play with it. Sometimes it’ll get on my wife’s nerves. But the moment I’ve got a ball at my feet, I’m happy.
Thierry Henry
I have these plants in my house that are dying, so having a robot butler to water them when I’m away would be pretty handy.
Cary Fukunaga
My mum was my primary school cook which was handy because she used to give me extra portions. After school me and my brother used to go in the kitchen and wait for her there, and she used to give us a bit of cake and things.
Michelle Keegan
Unlike virtually everyone else, I know how to work a room. That comes in pretty handy. If you’re not getting any laughs, then at least you can make people watch you.
Keith Allen
To be a good researcher is to be a good detective, and I enjoy ferreting out tidbits of information. For a diary book like ‘A Coal Miner’s Bride,’ newspapers come in handy for small everyday details such as weather reports.
Susan Campbell Bartoletti
I used to be a model and a medical test subject, though never at the same time. And since we didn’t have much money when I was a kid, I know how to fish and hunt for my supper. And I used to win awards in speech in high school, which comes in handy when I speak to 200 people at a writers’ conference.
MaryJanice Davidson
Not only do I know how to milk a cow, but I know how to herd a bunch of cows, too, which is a life skill that I think may come in handy someday.
Martina McBride
Those who imagine polygamy to be handy cover for promiscuity are apparently off the mark. If polygamists share one quality, it is that, polygamy aside, they are extraordinarily strait-laced.
Molly Ivins
I took out a whole fireplace and put in broken glass and installed a burner underneath, so it looks like fire on ice. I did that in my bedroom suite. I’m pretty handy.
Cory Monteith
I’m really not handy. I’m not good at things like changing a light bulb. If something is broken, the chances of me being able to fix it are slim to none.
Chris Thile
I like to keep a bottle of stimulant handy in case I see a snake, which I also keep handy.
W. C. Fields
When my son was little, we mothers always did the Halloween parties, and I would wear my orange-and-black Chanel. It comes in handy on October 31. I’m the chicest pumpkin around.
Karen Katz
When ideas fail, words come in very handy.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
My body’s weird and bent in different ways, but it’s handy for the tango!
Caroline Flack
In my mind, I am extraordinarily handy. But what that means is when I attempt to fix something, there’s usually a five-minute period of experimentation, followed by a five-minute period of frustration, followed by a frantic phone call to a professional.
Matt Lauer
Punching your weight is one of boxing’s most sensible rules. It’s a handy one to abide by whether your battles lie in or out of a ring.
Brin-Jonathan Butler
Whether it was working on theatre sets or stage lighting, I didn’t realize most all of the skills I was exposed to were going to come in handy later on when I became a designer.
Douglas Wilson
I slice up a ton of cucumbers, celery, carrots and red and yellow peppers. Keep them in your fridge so you always have something handy to curb your snack attack.
Summer Sanders
Simperium seems like a genuine utility for our own apps, and for other people as a service. And Simplenote, as a product, I love, and it’s just darn handy.
Matt Mullenweg
I have been known to buy e-versions of my books because I was in a hotel room and I needed one right away to look up something in it; very handy for that – you can have it just the next minute; you can press the button and just have it.
Margaret Atwood
Oklahoma was a dry state, and consequently, there was no liquor laws. And I was able to take advantage of that by playing in nightclubs at the age of 14. It was real handy.
Leon Russell
Beast Books will be longer than conventional long-form magazine articles but shorter than conventional nonfiction books. They will be published digitally and distributed on multiple platforms, and will soon thereafter be available as handy paperbacks.
Tina Brown
I like to think I'm handy, but I failed at being handy

I like to think I’m handy, but I failed at being handy many a time.
Vanessa Ray
My dad does tons of voiceovers; he was Duke in ‘G.I. Joe’ and ‘Transformers’ and Handy, Lazy, and Grouchy Smurf, so I grew up with the best bed time stories ever.
Ashley Bell
There is an old tool that has become very handy that is called strategic patience, which is do not overreact in the short-term. Take your time. See what is the underlying, real message. And then, once the reality is represented by actions, then decide how you are going to react to those actions.
Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal
I still play jazz, and I’ve always got that trumpet very handy, but I’m coming to feel the classical venues are where my main focus is, in the realm of symphonic pops.
Doc Severinsen
When I was 15, we settled in Santa Monica, in a beige suburban ranch house. By then, my father, Ray, was an architect at Welton Becket’s firm. He was handy with a pencil and pen. His figurative drawings were very good, and his talent was intimidating.
John Densmore
When we feel helpless later in life, fear makes us scapegoat others. Instead of fixing the problems, we say, ‘Oh, it’s all their fault – those women or immigrants are infesting our country.’ Rather than useful protest or constructive solutions, we get angry at these handy targets.
Martha Nussbaum
I buy smoked mackerel in a vain attempt at being healthy. I do actually really like it, and you don’t have to cook it, which is handy.
Jo Brand
Language is handy, but we humans have social and emotional connections that transcend words and are communicated – and understood – without conscious thought.
Leonard Mlodinow
I love fresh citrus and always keep lemons, limes, and oranges on hand; they come in handy for spritzing up quickly grilled meats, seafoods, and vegetables, especially when followed up by a quick drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.
Emeril Lagasse
I’m quite handy with a screwdriver. I like making and fixing things.
Raza Jaffrey
Once you get past funny, my other qualities are so below average. It’s not like I’m handy.
Seth Meyers
If you want to put golf back on the front pages again, and you don’t have a Bobby Jones or a Francis Ouimet handy, here’s what you do: You send an aging Jack Nicklaus out in the last round of the Masters and let him kill more foreigners than a general named Eisenhower.
Dan Jenkins
In ancient Greece, Socrates reportedly didn’t fancy a literate society. He felt that people would lose the capacity to think for themselves, simply adopting the perspective of a handy written opinion, and that they would cease to remember what could be written down.
Nick Harkaway
T.V. found me. I was offered jobs. It came in handy when I started having babies. Just one night’s work, and then I could go home. I loved ‘Surprise Surprise’, but it was hard work. ‘Blind Date’ was a doddle by comparison.
Cilla Black
One handy piece of equipment, which I recommend to any writer of fiction, is a set of Myriorama cards. I consult them frequently.
Philip Pullman
I’m not handy.
Ty Burrell
Wok cooking is intimidating, but it’s the most versatile and handy tool in your kitchen.
Andrew Zimmern
I’ve lived in Washington, D.C., for more than 30 years, and the Lasso of Truth would come in so handy. I do think Wonder Woman would be all for the first female president!
Lynda Carter
I’m pretty handy in the kitchen. But my wife’s the real genius.
Chris Diamantopoulos
Fortunately, there’s another handy driver that has manifested itself throughout the history of cultures. The urge to want to gain wealth. That is almost as potent a driver as the urge to maintain your security. And that is how I view NASA going forward – as an investment in our economy.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
I am a completely horizontal author. I can’t think unless I’m lying down, either in bed or stretched on a couch and with a cigarette and coffee handy. I’ve got to be puffing and sipping.
Dan Brown
Money you know you need or want to spend in the next few years is savings. Money you keep handy for an emergency belongs in savings. Money you hope to use soon for a down payment on a house belongs in savings. And all savings belong in a low-risk bank savings account or money market account.
Suze Orman
We’re predators; we don’t eat meat because it’s handy, we eat meat because we have a taste for blood.
Jeff Lindsay