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Housework can't kill you, but why take a chance?
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?
Housework, if you do it right, will kill you.
I hate housework! You make the beds, you do the dishes and six months later you have to start all over again.
There is no need to do any housework at all. After the first four years the dirt doesn't get any worse.
Housework is what a woman does that nobody notices unless she hasn't done it.
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 girlfriend is much better than I am at working hard then resting, and she demands that from me, too. She insists on having time when we don't do anything. We leave the housework and watch a movie.
I'm a housewife: I spend far more time on housework than anything else.
Composing a piece of music is very feminine. It is sensitive, emotional, contemplative. By comparison, doing housework is positively masculine.
I watched my mother waste her life on housework and swore I'd never do that. Dave does the cooking.
Housework is work directly opposed to the possibility of human self-actualization.
My parents were liberal intellectuals but even they expected me to stay at home and look after my younger siblings and do the housework.
My earliest memories of my mom were of her multi-tasking - preparing dinner while checking on homework and housework; clearing the dinner plates while setting out bowls for breakfast; making sure we ate our breakfast while lining up bread, lunch meats, apples, and snacks assembly-line style so we could make our lunches.
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.
You won't do any more housework? Then you go to the bin.
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.
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 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.
My mother made me do all the housework as a boy. I still do it, even in hotels.
My parents were very well-off, but we didn't have a crazy-huge house. We didn't have thousands of workers and staff; it was just my mum doing the majority of the housework. We didn't have nannies. I wasn't brought up in any sort of extravagant way.
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
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