Housework Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old housework quotes, housework sayings, and housework proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


You don't get anything clean without getting something else dirty.     

Cecil Baxter

Housework, if you do it right, will kill you.     

Erma Bombeck

My second favorite household chore is ironing. My first being hitting my head on the top bunk bed until I faint.     

Erma Bombeck

No matter how many house chores you complete, there are always more to be done.     

African Proverb

Man is made for something better than disturbing dirt.     

Oscar Wilde

It is amazing how quickly the kids learn the operation of the DVD, yet are unable to understand the vacuum cleaner.     

Etienne Marchal

Housework's the hardest work in the world. That's why men won't do it.     

Edna Ferber

Everybody wants to save the earth; no one wants to help mom do the dishes.     

P.J. O'Rourke

Housework won't kill you, but then again, why take the chance?     

Phyllis Diller

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

Quentin Crisp

You don't get anything clean without getting something else dirty.     

Cecil Baxter

Dirt is only matter in the wrong place.     

Henry John Temple

A spotless house is a sign of a misspent life.     

Anonymous

The cruel irony of housework: people only notice when you don't do it.     

Danielle Raine

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

Ann Oakley

A clean house is the sign of a boring person.     

Author Unknown

Dusting is a good example of the futility of trying to put things right. As soon as you dust, the fact of your next dusting has already been established.     

George Carlin

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

Invisible, repetitive, exhausting, unproductive, uncreative – these are the adjectives which most perfectly capture the nature of housework.     

Angela Davis

The trouble with living alone is that it's always your turn to do the dishes.     

Author Unknown

Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing.     

Phyllis Diller

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

If your house is really a mess and a stranger comes to the door greet him with, 'Who could have done this? We have no enemies!     

Phyllis Diller

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

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

Barbara Kolb

When all else fails, cleaning house is the perfect antidote to most of life's ills.     

Sue Grafton

Dust is a provocative coating for fine furniture.     

Mario Buatta

Housekeeping is like being caught in a revolving door.     

Marcelene Cox

We labor to make a house a home, then every time we're expecting visitors, we rush to turn it back into a house.     

Robert Brault

More important than a clean house is a close family.     

Ann Voskamp

We are used to cleaning the outside house, but the most important house to clean is yourself - your own house -     

Marina Abramovic

Now, as always, the most automated appliance in a household is the mother.     

Beverly Jones

The labor of women in the house, certainly, enables men to produce more wealth than they otherwise could; and in this way women are economic factors in society. But so are horses.     

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

We dream of having a clean house - but whose dreams of actually doing the cleaning?     

Marcus Buckingham

Sometimes clean feels empty. A bit of clutter and dirt gladdens the heart and affirms a life in progress.     

Terri Guillemets

Perhaps all artists were, in a sense, housewives: tenders of the earth household.     

Erica Jong