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30+ Housework Quotes

Housework is regular work done in housekeeping, especially cleaning and tidying. Housework encompasses different tasks, the amounts and types of which depend on household size, composition, and cultural expectations. This is a collection of 32 housework quotes and sayings.


Housework Is the hardest work in the world. That's why men won't do it. Edna Ferber
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
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 what a woman does that nobody notices unless she hasn't done it. Evan Esar
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
The cruel irony of housework: people only notice when you don't do it. Danielle Raine
Housework, if you do it right, will kill you. Erma Bombeck
When all else fails, cleaning house is the perfect antidote to most of life's ills. Sue Grafton
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
Housework won't kill you, but then again, why take the chance? Phyllis Diller
When it comes to housework the one thing no book of household management can ever tell you is how to begin. Katharine Whitehorn
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
Housekeeping is like being caught in a revolving door. Marcelene Cox
Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing up is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing. Phyllis Diller
Invisible, repetitive, exhausting, unproductive, uncreative - these are the adjectives which most perfectly capture the nature of housework. Angela Davis
To hell with housework, our top priority has always been between our legs. Chuck Palahniuk
There is the problem of unpaid labor, such as housework, which represents millions and millions of unsalaried work hours and on which masculine society is firmly based. Simone de Beauvoir
Housework hassles go on, are never resolved, and will probably extend into the afterlife. Marni Jackson
At the worst, a house unkept cannot be so distressing as a life unlived. Rose Macaulay
Housework is a treadmill from futility to oblivion with stop-offs at tedium and counter productivity. Erma Bombeck
There is no need to do any housework at all. After the first four years the dirt doesn't get any worse. Quentin Crisp
Always keep your home presentable, assuming you keep a home for purposes of presentation. Robert Breault
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
You won't do any more housework Then you go to the bin. Kate Millett
Housework is work directly opposed to the possibility of human self-actualization. Ann Oakley
Man is made for something better than disturbing dirt. Oscar Wilde
The man in our society is the breadwinner; the woman has enough to do as the homemaker, wife and mother. Dorothy Fields
Unpaid work never commands respect. Harriot Eaton Stanton Blatch
Housework is like cleaning fish. No matter how often you do it, it still stinks. Thelma Harper
Housework comes first, so girls often fall behind in school. Global statistics show that it's increasingly girls, not boys, who don't know how to read. Melinda Gates
Hatred of domestic work is a natural and admirable result of civilization. Rebecca West
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
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