Best Quotes About Housework

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. -Cynthia Nixon

My mother made me do all the housework as a boy. I still do it, even in hotels. -Ernest Borgnine

I'm a housewife: I spend far more time on housework than anything else. -Annie Dillard

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. -Petra Stunt

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. -Christine Pelosi

It's more pressure on women to – if they marry or partner with someone, to partner with the right person. Because you cannot have a full career and a full life at home with your children if you are also doing all of the housework and child care. -Sheryl Sandberg

No one likes doing chores. In happiness surveys, housework is ranked down there with commuting as activities that people enjoy the least. Maybe that's why figuring out who does which chores usually prompts, at best, tense discussion in a household and, at worst, outright fighting. -Emily Oster

Once you get married, women are still implicitly expected to do the majority of the housework and take care of any future children. -Jessica Valenti

I try to give my best to everything I do. I don't think of housework as beneath my dignity; that's just the way I was brought up. -Madhuri Dixit

I take pride in taking care of all the housework so that my wife, who works as a designer for Martha Stewart, won't need to sacrifice any of her leisure time when she gets home. -Said Sayrafiezadeh

A 'harmonized' life these days sounds like a tall order. Between housework, homework, workwork, and busywork, there are perpetually too many things to do, and not enough time to find that mythical balance. Nothing is more frustrating than feeling like you're doing doing doing but getting nothing truly done that you really want. -Jack Canfield

I made a very slatternly mother, notably unkeen on housework, unaware that homes need to be cleaned now and then, and too often to be found with a cigarette in one hand and a drink in the other. -J. G. Ballard

No work-family balance will ever fully take hold if the social conditions that might make it possible – men who are willing to share parenting and housework, communities that value work in the home as highly as work on the job, and policymakers and elected officials who are prepared to demand family-friendly reforms – remain out of reach. -Arlie Russell Hochschild

When men do all the outside work, they contribute on average about 10 percent of housework. But as their share of outside work falls, their share of housework rises to no more than 37 percent. -George Akerlof

In the late sixties, when revolution and upheaval were everywhere, feminists were ridiculed for focusing on housework. -Lynn Coady

I'm one of nine sisters. My parents were dairy farmers in Wisconsin. My father didn't believe in girls doing farm work. Girls did housework, and he hired young men to do farm work. I would have preferred to be outside. -Diane Hendricks

I always have been a busy person, doing my own housework, helping the Man of the Place when help could not be obtained; but I love to work. And it is a pleasure to write. And, oh, I do just love to play! -Laura Ingalls Wilder

Whether we notice it or not, we spend our days negotiating for something: for our spouse to do more housework, a child to eat just three more bites or go to bed on time, an extended deadline on a project, a salary increase, a better rate on a vacation package. -Christopher Voss

I've never been a guy who was anal about housework. A typical Wellington flat when I was flatting was a warehouse with, basically, sheets hung up for walls. -Taika Waititi

I don't want to have anyone else to do my housework. I've always done it myself. I believe you should do it yourself. I feel very strongly about that. -Lorraine Hansberry

Marriage will not change your spouse. It will not make him or her more mature, more loyal to you, or better at housework. -Emily V. Gordon

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