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Housework Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Housework

Please enjoy these Housework Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

Housework is what a woman does that nobody notices
unless she hasn't done it.
- Evan Esar

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I think housework is the reason most women go to the office.
- Heloise Cruse

Housework, if you do it right, will kill you.
- Erma Bombeck

You won't do any more housework? Then you go to the bin.
- Kate Millett

 

Housework can't kill you, but why take a chance?
- Phyllis Diller

Housework is a breeze.
Cooking is a pleasant diversion.
Putting up a retaining wall is a lark.
But teaching is like climbing a mountain.
- Fawn M. Brodie

My theory on housework is, if the item doesn't multiply,
smell, catch fire, or block the refrigerator door,
let it be.
No one else cares.
Why should you?
- Erma Bombeck

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I watched my mother waste her life on housework and swore I'd never do that.
Dave does the cooking.
- Siobhan Fahey

Composing a piece of music is very feminine.
It is sensitive, emotional, contemplative.
By comparison, doing housework is positively masculine.
- Barbara Kolb

There is no need to do any housework at all.
After the first four years the dirt doesn't get any worse.
- Quentin Crisp

Housework is work directly opposed to the possibility
of human self-actualization.
- Ann Oakley

Housework, if it is done right, can kill you.
- John Skow

Housework is the only activity at which men are allowed
to be consistently inept because they are thought to
be so competent at everything else.
- Letty Cottin Pogrebin

I hate housework!
You make the beds, you do the dishes and six months
later you have to start all over again.
- Joan Rivers

And, over the last thirty years we have seen men's
participation in both housework and childcare has increased
and women's have stayed at about the same.
- James Levine

My parents were liberal intellectuals but even they
expected me to stay at home and look after my younger
siblings and do the housework.
- Sara Paretsky

When it comes to housework the one thing no book of
household management can ever tell you is how to begin.
Or maybe I mean why.
- Katharine Whitehorn

If you are a writer you locate yourself behind a wall
of silence and no matter what you are doing,
driving a car or walking or doing housework you can still be writing,
because you have that space.
- Joyce Carol Oates

My mother was a wonderful, wonderful woman with a lovely
voice who hated housework,
hated cooking even more and loved her children.
She was always arranging church activities such as a bazaar.
- Maureen Forrester

Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.
- Socrates

I, with a deeper instinct,
choose a man who compels my strength,
who makes enormous demands on me,
who does not doubt my courage or my toughness,
who does not believe me naive or innocent,
who has the courage to treat me like a woman.
- Anais Nin

It doesn't matter how long my hair is
or what color my skin is
or whether I'm a woman or a man.
- John Lennon

A man never knows how to say goodbye;
a woman never knows when to say it.
- Helen Rowland

A blessed thing it is for any man or woman to have a friend,
one human soul whom we can trust utterly,
who knows the best and worst of us,
and who loves us in spite of all our faults.
- Charles Kingsley

Every man and woman is born into the world
to do something unique and something distinctive;
and if he or she does not do it,
it will never be done.
- Benjamin E. Mays

Why does a woman work ten years to change a man's habits
and then complain that he's not the man she married?
- Barbra Streisand

The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing.
The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

What is the appropriate behavior for a man or a woman
in the midst of this world,
where each person is clinging to his piece of debris?
What's the proper salutation between people
as they pass each other in this flood?
- The Buddha

A pregnant woman facing the most dire circumstances
must be able to count on her doctor to do what is medically
necessary to protect her from serious physical harm.
- Barbara Mikulski

No man succeeds without a good woman behind him.
Wife or mother, if it is both, he is twice blessed indeed.
- Harold MacMillan

No matter how love-sick a woman is, she shouldn't take
the first pill that comes along.
- Joyce Brothers

Any intelligent woman who reads the marriage contract,
and then goes into it, deserves all the consequences.
- Isadora Duncan

When virtue and modesty enlighten her charms,
the lustre of a beautiful woman is brighter than the stars of heaven,
and the influence of her power it is in vain to resist.
- Akhenaton

The man in our society is the breadwinner;
the woman has enough to do as the homemaker,
wife and mother.
- Dorothy Fields

Any woman who understands the problems of running a
home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.
- Margaret Thatcher

Instead of getting married again, I'm going to find
a woman I don't like and give her a house.
- Lewis Grizzard

No man should marry until he has studied anatomy and
dissected at least one woman.
- Honore de Balzac

To be successful, a woman has to be much better at her job than a man.
- Golda Meir

I met an American woman and got married so I had to get a job.
- Walter Wager

A woman who thinks she is intelligent demands the same rights as man.
An intelligent woman gives up.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea.
- Honore de Balzac

A poet looks at the world the way a man looks at a woman.
- Wallace Stevens

For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.
- Virginia Woolf

I concentrate on exercises from the waist down,
since that is the laziest part of a woman's body.
- Tina Louise

A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's
birthday but never remembers her age.
- Robert Frost

I don't need plastic in my body to validate me as a woman.
- Courtney Love

Every time we liberate a woman, we liberate a man.
- Margaret Mead

Taking joy in living is a woman's best cosmetic.
- Rosalind Russell

A father is always making his baby into a little woman.
And when she is a woman he turns her back again.
- Enid Bagnold

What motivated me? My mother.
My mother was an immigrant woman, a peasant woman,
struggled all her life, worked in the garment center.
- Al Lewis

Beauty, n: the power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband.
- Ambrose Bierce

A family can develop only with a loving woman as its center.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

A woman has to be intelligent, have charm,
a sense of humor, and be kind.
It's the same qualities I require from a man.
- Catherine Deneuve

Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast.
- Marlene Dietrich

There is a woman at the begining of all great things.
- Alphonse de Lamartine

A witty woman is a treasure; a witty beauty is a power.
- George Meredith

The woman is uniformly sacrificed to the wife and mother.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

A woman's life can really be a succession of lives,
each revolving around some emotionally compelling situation or challenge,
and each marked off by some intense experience.
- Wallis Simpson

Whoever has trusted a woman has trusted deceivers.
- Hesiod

A man who has never made a woman angry is a failure in life.
- Christopher Morley

Trust no friend without faults, and love a woman,
but no angel.
- Doris Lessing

But, alas!
what poor Woman is ever taught that she should have
a higher Design than to get her a Husband?
- Mary Astell

It's all right for a woman to be, above all, human.
I am a woman first of all.
- Anais Nin

Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned,
nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.
- William Congreve

The real ornament of woman is her character, her purity.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I don't think you should feel about a film.
You should feel about a woman, not a movie.
You can't kiss a movie.
- Jean-Luc Godard

A woman must combine the role of mother,
wife and politician.
- Emma Bonino

A married woman has the same right to control her own
body as does an unmarried woman.
- Sol Wachtler

As a general thing, when a woman wears the pants in a family,
she has a good right to them.
- Josh Billings

I design for the woman who loves being a woman.
- Diane von Furstenberg

A liberal is a man or a woman or a child who looks forward to a better day,
a more tranquil night, and a bright,
infinite future.
- Leonard Bernstein


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