18 Total Quotes

Housework Quotes

Erma Bombeck
Housework is a treadmill from futility to oblivion with stop-offs at tedium and counter productivity.
Erma Bombeck
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Erma Bombeck
Housework, if you do it right, will kill you.
Erma Bombeck
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Those women don't do housework... I love to cook... and I like clean floors. There's a little BREE in me.
Alfre Woodard
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Conran's rule of housework: it expands to fill the time available plus half an hour
Shirley Conran
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I make no secret of the fact that I would rather lie on a sofa than sweep beneath it. But you have to be efficient if you're going to be lazy.
Shirley Conran
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The labor of women in the house, certainly, enables men to produce more wealth than they otherwise could; and in this way women are economic factors in society. But so are horses.
Charlotte Gillman
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Margaret Mead
Each home has been reduced to the bare essentials -- to barer essentials than most primitive people would consider possible. Only one woman's hands to feed the baby, answer the telephone, turn off the gas under the pot that is boiling over, soothe the older child who has broken a toy, and open both doors at once. She is a nutritionist, a child psychologist, an engineer, a production manager, an expert buyer, all in one. Her husband sees her as free to plan her own time, and envies her; she sees him as having regular hours and envies him.
Margaret Mead
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Quentin Crisp
Don't do housework: after a few years the dirt doesn't get any worse.
Quentin Crisp
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The suburban housewife -- she was the dream image of the young American women and the envy, it was said, of women all over the world. The American housewife -- freed by science and labor-saving appliances from the drudgery, the dangers of childbirth, and the illnesses of her grandmother had found true feminine fulfillment.
Betty Friedan
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Marrying is easy, it's housework that's hard.
Proverb Proverbs
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Oscar Wilde
Man is made for something better than disturbing dirt.
Oscar Wilde
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If a few lustful and erotic reveries make the housework go by ""as if in a dream,"" why not?
Nancy Friday
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Elizabeth Barrett Browning
The works of women are symbolical. We sew, sew, prick our fingers, dull our sight, producing what? A pair of slippers, sir, to put on when you're weary -- or a stool. To stumble over and vex you... ''curse that stool!'' Or else at best, a cushion, where you lean and sleep, and dream of something we are not, but would be for your sake. Alas, alas! This hurts most, this... that, after all, we are paid the worth of our work, perhaps.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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Erica Mann Jong
Perhaps all artists were, in a sense, housewives: tenders of the earth household.
Erica Mann Jong
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Housework is what a woman does that nobody notices unless she hasn't done it
Evan Esar
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Louisa May Alcott
Housekeeping ain't no joke.
Louisa May Alcott
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Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
You all know that even when women have full rights, they still remain fatally downtrodden because all housework is left to them. In most cases housework is the most unproductive, the most barbarous and the most arduous work a woman can do. It is exceptionally petty and does not include anything that would in any way promote the development of the woman.
Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
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Dr. Seuss
This mess is too big and too deep and to tall. We can't clean it up! We can't clean it up at all!
Dr. Seuss
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