Marie Kondo Quotes

When we really delve into the reasons for why we can’t let something go, there are only two: an attachment to the past or a fear for the future.

- Marie Kondo, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

The space in which we live should be for the person we are becoming now, not for the person we were in the past.

- Marie Kondo, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

We should be choosing what we want to keep, not what we want to get rid of.

- Marie Kondo, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

Tidying is just a tool, not the final destination. The true goal should be to establish the lifestyle you want most once your house has been put in order.

- Marie Kondo, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

There’s no need to finish reading books that you only got halfway through. Their purpose was to be read halfway.

- Marie Kondo, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

# Books

Not every person you meet in life will become a close friend or lover. Some you will find hard to get along with or impossible to like. But these people, too, teach you the precious lesson of who you do like, so that you will appreciate those.

- Marie Kondo, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

# Relationship

The act of folding is far more than making clothes compact for storage. It is an act of caring, an expression of love and appreciation for the way these clothes support your lifestyle. Therefore, when we fold, we should put our heart into it, thanking our clothes for protecting our bodies.

- Marie Kondo, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

There are three approaches we can take toward our possessions: face them now, face them sometime, or avoid them until the day we die.

- Marie Kondo, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up