Friday, October 26, 2007


(I've just finished washing all the house windows.)

Housework is work directly opposed to the possibility of human self-actualization.
-Ann Oakley

Housework is what a woman does that nobody notices unless she hasn't done it.
Evan Esar

The important thing about women today is, as they get older, they still keep house. It's one reason why they don't die, but men die when they retire. Women just polish the teacups.
- Margaret Mead

The obvious and fair solution to the housework problem is to let men do the housework for, say, the next six thousand years, to even things up. The trouble is that men, over the years, have developed an inflated notion of the importance of everything they do, so that before long they would turn housework into just as much of a charade as business is now. They would hire secretaries and buy computers and fly off to housework conferences in Bermuda, but they'd never clean anything.
-Dave Barry

On the other hand:

Never work just for money or for power. They won't save your soul or help you sleep at night.
-Marian Wright Edelman

I long to accomplish a great and noble tasks, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.
-Helen Keller

The secret of joy in work is contained in one word - excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.
-Pearl S. Buck

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
-Winston Churchill

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