My second favorite household chore is ironing. My first being hitting my head on the top bunk bed until I faint.— Erma Bombeck
Joyful Chore quotations
I'm not going to vacuum 'til Sears makes one you can ride on.
Repetition and ritual and their good results come in many forms: changing the oil filter, wiping noses, going to meetings, picking up around the house, washing dishes, checking the dipstick . . . such a round of chores is not a set of difficulties we hope to escape from so that we may do our practice, which will put us on the path. It is our path.
It is the woman - nearly always - in spite of all the advances of modern feminism, who still takes responsibility for the bulk of the chores, as well as doing her paid job. This is true even in households where men try to be unselfish and to do their share.
Immaturity means self-centeredness, inability to compromise, to rise above hurt feelings, to postpone immediate pleasures in favor of future benefits, or to do unpleasant chores when they need to be done.
Few tasks are more like the torture of Sisyphus than housework, with its endless repetition: the clean becomes soiled, the soiled is made clean, over and over, day after day.
I do chores around the house, but I don't get an allowance for them.
I wash the dishes and sweep the floor... I'm sweeping the floor quite a lot, and my mum always expects me to get a broom and swagger it across the floor all the time.
My favorite way of getting out of doing chores is by acting like I'm asleep. But it never works.
It is in recognizing the actual presence of God that we find prayer no longer a chore, but a supreme delight.
My idea of housework is to sweep the room with a glance.
Some people regard discipline as a chore. For me, it is a kind of order that sets me free to fly.
I'm eighteen years behind in my ironing. There's no use doing it now, it doesn't fit anybody I know.
Worst damnfool mistake I ever made was letting myself be elected Vice President of the United States. Should have stuck with my old chores as Speaker of the House. I gave up the second most important job in the Government for one that didn't amount to a hill of beans. I spent eight long years as Mr. Roosevelt's spare tire.
Practice, which some regard as a chore, should be approached as just about the most pleasant recreation ever devised.
Photography freed painting from a lot of tiresome chores, starting with family portraits.
I avoid that bleak first hour of the working day during which my still sluggish senses and body make every chore a penance. I find that in arriving later, the work which I do perform is of a much higher quality.
Black life is ambiguous, and a kaleidoscope of meanings, rich, multi-sided .
. . we have frozen our vision in figures that caricature, at best the complexity of our lives and leave the real artistic chore of interpretation unfinished.
Reading should not be presented to children as a chore or duty.
It should be offered to them as a precious gift.
I got the blues thinking of the future, so I left off and made some marmalade.
It's amazing how it cheers one up to shred orange and scrub the floor.
Have you ever taken anything out of the clothes basket because it had become, relatively, the cleaner thing?
Whatever course you have chosen for yourself, it will not be a chore but an adventure if you bring to it a sense of the glory of striving.
So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads.
At the worst, a house unkept cannot be so distressing as a life unlived.
For me, the big chore is always the same: how to begin a sentence, how to continue it, how to complete it.
Every time a child organizes and completes a chore, spends some time alone without feeling lonely, loses herself in play for an hour, or refuses to go along with her peers in some activity she feels is wrong, she will be building meaning and a sense of worth for herself and harmony in her family.
The weakest living creature, by concentrating his powers on a single object, can accomplish good results while the strongest, by dispersing his effort over many chores, may fail to accomplish anything.
Reading is awesome and flexible and fits around chores and earning money and building the future and whatever else I’m doing that day. My attitude towards reading is entirely Epicurean—reading is pleasure and I pursue it purely because I like it.
I would rather lie on a sofa than sweep beneath it.
Now that is the wisdom of a man, in every instance of his labor, to hitch his wagon to a star, and see his chore done by the gods themselves. That is the way we are strong, by borrowing the might of the elements. The forces of steam, gravity, galvanism, light, magnets, wind, fire, serve us day by day and cost us nothing.
Food imaginatively and lovingly prepared, and eaten in good company, warms the being with something more than the mere intake of calories. I cannot conceive of cooking for friends or family, under reasonable conditions, as being a chore.
I approached the bulk of my schoolwork as a chore rather than an intellectual adventure.
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!'
Christmas is for children. But it is for grownups too. Even if it is a headache, a chore, and nightmare, it is a period of necessary defrosting of chill and hide bound hearts.
Thinking critically is a chore. It does not come naturally or easily. And if the fruits of such efforts are not carefully displayed to young minds, then they will not harvest them. Every school child must be implanted with the wonder of the atom, not the thrall of magic.
I long for the bulbs to arrive, for the early autumn chores are melancholy, but the planting of bulbs is the work of hope and is always thrilling.