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Ann Oakley Quotes

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

Families are nothing other than the idolatry of duty.
- Ann Oakley

Clearly, society has a tremendous stake in insisting
on a woman's natural fitness for the career of mother:
the alternatives are all too expensive.
- Ann Oakley

Being a good mother does not call for the same qualities
as being a good housewife;
a dedication to keeping children clean and tidy may
override an interest in their separate development as individuals.
- Ann Oakley

 

There are always women who will take men on their own terms.
If I were a man I wouldn't bother to change while there
are women like that around.
- Ann Oakley

If love means that one person absorbs the other,
then no real relationship exists any more.
Love evaporates; there is nothing left to love.
The integrity of self is gone.
- Ann Oakley

Housework can't kill you, but why take a chance?
- Phyllis Diller

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

I think housework is the reason most women go to the office.
- Heloise Cruse

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

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

Housework, if it is done right, can kill you.
- John Skow

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

Composing a piece of music is very feminine.
It is sensitive, emotional, contemplative.
By comparison, doing housework is positively masculine.
- Barbara Kolb

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 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

Housework, if you do it right, will kill you.
- Erma Bombeck

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

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

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 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

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

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 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

The possession of knowledge does not
kill the sense of wonder and mystery.
There is always more mystery.
- Anais Nin

I am prepared to die, but there is no cause
for which I am prepared to kill.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

If you're going to tell people the truth,
be funny or they'll kill you.
- Billy Wilder

What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

I wanted to see exotic Vietnam, the jewel of Southeast Asia.
I, uh, I wanted to meet interesting
and stimulating people of an ancient culture,
and kill them.
- the movie Full Metal Jacket

The squirrel that you kill in jest, dies in earnest.
- Henry David Thoreau

Remain in wonder if you want the mysteries to open up for you.
Mysteries never open up for those who go on questioning.
Questioners sooner or later end up in a library.
Questioners sooner or later end up with scriptures,
because scriptures are full of answers.
And answers are dangerous, they kill your wonder.
- Osho

Because we believe that our ethnic group,
our society, our political party, our God,
is better than your God, we kill each other.
- Neale Donald Walsch

When you have to kill a man,
it costs nothing to be polite.
- Winston Churchill

There's only one thing that can kill the movies,
and that's education.
- Will Rogers

Doctors are just the same as lawyers;
the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you,
whereas doctors rob you and kill you too.
- Anton Chekhov

It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are
punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
- Voltaire

Join the army. Visit strange and exotic places.
Meet fascinating people. And kill them.
- Anonymous

Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
- Bertrand Russell

Domestic policy can only defeat us; foreign policy can kill us.
- John F. Kennedy

I want to rip out his heart and feed it to Lennox Lewis.
I want to kill people.
I want to rip their stomachs out and eat their children.
- Mike Tyson

Man has no right to kill his brother.
It is no excuse that he does so in uniform:
he only adds the infamy of servitude to the crime of murder.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

If it's natural to kill, how come men have to go into training to learn how?
- Joan Baez

Each of us holds a different image of God.
There are as many perspectives on
the nature of God as there are people.
However much any of us may choose to argue,
or to fight and kill, for our point of view,
the nature of God is an unanswerable question.
Perhaps there is a specific answer,
that we will never learn - in this lifetime.
Perhaps the nature of God is so complex and multifaceted
that each view of God describes an aspect of the complex whole.
Or perhaps the nature of God is actually defined by our beliefs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As if you could kill time without injuring eternity.
- Henry David Thoreau

Some men are alive simply because it is against the law to kill them.
- Edward W. Howe

You don't suffer, kill yourself and take the risks I take just for money.
I love bike racing.
- Greg LeMond

If anyone is crazy enough to want to kill
a president of the United States, he can do it.
All he must be prepared to do is give his life for the president's.
- John F. Kennedy

A prisoner of war is a man who tries to kill you and fails,
and then asks you not to kill him.
- Winston Churchill

I would never kill a living thing, although I probably
have inadvertently while driving automobiles.
- Don Van Vliet

The ugliest word in the world is revenge.
It spells hate; it spells fear; it spells greed.
For my loss, I must kill; I must steal - must avenge.
It's your fault; you must pay; you must bleed.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I've been to war, and it's not easy to kill.
It's bloody and messy and totally horrifying,
and the consequences are serious.
- Oliver Stone

The satirist shoots to kill while the humorist brings
his prey back alive and eventually releases him again for another chance.
- Peter De Vries

You can't say civilization don't advance...
in every war they kill you in a new way.
- Will Rogers

Why does man kill? He kills for food.
And not only food: frequently there must be a beverage.
- Woody Allen

Friendship is inexplicable, it should not be explained
if one doesn't want to kill it.
- Max Jacob

Chess is ruthless: you've got to be prepared to kill people.
- Nigel Short

We treat them in the same way.
Those who kill our women and innocent,
we kill their women and innocent, until they refrain.
- Osama bin Laden

There was never sufficient evidence presented at my
trial to support a finding of intent to kill.
- Jack Henry Abbott

If anyone else played Hermione, it would actually kill me.
- Emma Watson

All men kill the thing they hate, too,
unless, of course, it kills them first.
- James Thurber

I would never kill somebody, unless they pissed me off.
- Trey Parker

The guy has to kill the spider and get the dead mouse outta the pool.
- Leah Remini

Truth is a pain which will not stop.
And the truth of this world is to die.
You must choose: either dying or lying.
Personally, I have never been able to kill myself.
- Louis-Ferdinand Celine

My mission is to kill time, and time's to kill me in its turn.
How comfortable one is among murderers.
- Emile M. Cioran

To kill a man is not to defend a doctrine,
but to kill a man.
- Michael Servetus

I sort of feel sorry for the next man who gets me.
I may just kill him with passion.
He'd better be strong and have a good heart!
- Kirstie Alley

The truth is our country, our people,
our liberties, and our way of life are under attack
by radical Islamic terrorists who kill and destroy in the name of religion.
- Saxby Chambliss

It's a major part of world history that men are trying to kill each other.
It's just one slaughter after the other.
We talk about it, but no one's really listening.
- Fred Ward

Death has always had a prominent place in my mind.
There are times when I think somebody might kill me.
- Dennis Rodman

How does one kill fear, I wonder? How do you shoot
a specter through the heart,
slash off its spectral head, take it by its spectral throat?
- Joseph Conrad


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