Quotes: housework

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  • Fawn M. Brodie
    Fawn M. Brodie
    American historian and biographer 1915-1981
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    Housework is a breeze. Cooking is a pleasant diversion. Putting up a retaining wall is a lark. But teaching is like climbing a mountain.
  • Evan Esar
    Evan Esar
    American humorist 1899-1995
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    Housework is what a woman does that nobody notices unless she hasn't done it.
  • Ann Oakley
    Ann Oakley
    British sociologist, writer 1944-
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    Housework is work directly opposed to the possibility of human self-actualization.
  • Angela Davis
    Angela Davis
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    Invisible, repetitive, exhausting, unproductive, uncreative - these are the adjectives which most perfectly capture the nature of housework.
    Source: Women, Race, & Class (2011) 222
  • Erma Bombeck
    Erma Bombeck
    American writer 1927-
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    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?
  • Quentin Crisp
    Quentin Crisp
    English writer and actor 1908-1999
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    There is no need to do any housework at all. After the first four years the dirt doesn't get any worse.
    Source: The Naked Civil Servant (1968) Ch. 15
  • Katharine Whitehorn
    Katharine Whitehorn
    British journalist, writer, and columnist 1928-
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    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.
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