quote by Janis Joplin

You're only as much as you settle for. If they settle for being somebody's dishwasher that's their own f***ing problem. If you don't settle for that and you keep fighting it, you know, you'll end up anything you want to be.

— Janis Joplin

Colossal Dishwasher quotations

I live in, literally, the same home when I was swiping my first bank card and wondering if I'd have to put back the Charmin. We still don't have a dishwasher. My mom has done all these gardens so now my house looks like the garden shack in the middle of Versailles.

The real liberators of American women were not the feminist noise-makers, they were the automobile, the supermarket, the shopping center, the dishwasher, the washer-dryer, the freezer.

When you turn from one room to the next, when your animal senses no longer perceive the sounds of the dishwasher, the ticking clock, the smell of a chicken roasting - the kitchen and all its seemingly discrete bits dissolve into nothingness - or into waves of probability.

A good apprentice cook must be as polite with the dishwasher as with the chef.


Music [is] the third rail of life. You grabbed it to shock yourself out of the dull drag of hours. To feel something. To burn with all the emotions you didn't get to experience in the ordinary run of school, TV, and loading the dishwasher after dinner.

I enjoy doing housework, ironing, washing, cooking, dishwashing.

Whenever I get one of those questionaires and they ask what is your profession, I always put down housewife. It's an admirable profession, why apologize for it. You aren't stupid because you're a housewife. When you're stirring the jam you can read Shakespeare.

Indeed, everything was a shock at the beginning.

The wash machines, dryers, dishwashers, garbage disposal machines, juicers, toasters, and yes, the ATM machines. Watching money spilled out of a wall was simply amazing!

I was a dishwasher at one of those Japanese places that cook on your table. Not too fun.

Japanese chefs believe our soul goes into our knives once we start using them.

You wouldn't put your soul in a dishwasher!


But most men regard their life as a poem that women threaten.

They may not have two spondees to rub together but they still want to pen their saga untrammelled by life-threatening activities like trailing round Sainsbury's, emptying the dishwasher or going to the nativity play.

Several years ago my dear wife went to the hospital.

She left a note behind for the children: "Dear children, do not let Daddy touch the microwave" - followed by a comma, "or the stove, or the dishwasher, or the dryer." I'm embarrassed to add any more to that list.

I did every thing, even dirty jobs like dishwashing or delivery boy for a grocer.

I surround myself with loyalists and people that I would die for.

I just would rather die than make bad stuff for people because I'm a terrible dishwasher and a terrible lover and a terrible pet owner.

I am faced with a bruising dilemma: pay to fix the dishwasher or continue serving everything in waffle cones.


Everything important I learned, I learned as a dishwasher.

I got fired when I was a dishwasher at Denny's.

That set me back a little bit. You don't realize how important dishwashers are until you do the job.

If you think 'loading the dishwasher' means 'getting your wife drunk', you might be a redneck

I have to admit that I'm one of those people that thinks the dishwasher is a miracle.

The chemicals in the dishwashing process tend not to be good for saucepans.


If you come over to my house, I've had a lot of people be like 'Hey.

..did you mean to put these in the dishwasher?' And I'm like, no they're actually supposed to be in the freezer because I use them to get rid of under-eye bags when I wake up early in the morning.

I worked at car washes - two or three different car washes.

I worked at McDonald's and Wendy's, I worked as a dishwasher and as a telemarketer in two or three different places. I sold windows door-to-door and never once sold a window.

I got a job as a dishwasher in Oakland, and I would draw all day.

It was nice because the lady who ran the boardinghouse where I worked let me live there for nothing if I gave her some drawings every week - mostly park drawings of birds and such.

George is the best little dishwasher in Texas.

I like when my man is worldly, knows the finer things in life, is well traveled, educated. It's important to me that he's able to talk to all types of people, from doctors to dishwashers.


I took the same pride in my dishwashing job as a child as I take in running my company today.

[Vincent Price] had a fish recipe where he wrapped [the fish] in aluminum foil and put in these herbs. And then you put it in the dishwasher and then you wash your dishes, and when you're done, your fish is steamed and it's perfect. But he was very sophisticated as far as art and food and all of that went.

We all use dishwashers every day and yet none of us would say that we're experts on dishwashers, but somehow we all think we're experts on movies.

When I get home I'll still have to unload the dishwasher and clean my room.

Last night my mom got so fed up of my messy floor in my room she picked it all up off the floor and put it on my bed so I would have to clean it up before I went to bed!

Why is it lemon juice contains mostly artificial ingredients but dishwashing liquid contains real lemons?


Water doesn't hurt a vinyl record. Put it into a dishwasher and you're fine.

Does anyone really imagine for a moment that my wife gives two stuffs about global warming? She certainly did not appear to be all that bothered on Thursday evening when, during the great carbon-saving switch-off, I ran round the house furiously turning on every light, hair dryer, dishwasher and toaster.

I have never really cooked, don't know how to use my dishwasher, and subsist mainly on prepared deli takeout. I don't even eat in restaurants much.

I don't have a dishwasher, and I hate washing dishes.

[Vincent Price] taught me how to cook fish in my dishwasher.

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