Quotes by Katharine Whitehorn

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Katharine Elizabeth Whitehorn (born 1926) is a very quotable British journalist, writer, and columnist known for her wit and humor and as a keen observer of women in their times. She was educated at Roedean School, Brighton and Newnham College, Cambridge. She worked as a columnist for The Observer in London from 1960 until 1996. She also served as the rector of the University of St Andrews from 1982-1985. Since 1997 she has written a monthly column for Saga Magazine. She was married to novelist Gavin Lyall from 1958 until his death in 2003. They have two children.

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From a commercial point of view, if Christmas did not exist it would be necessary to invent it.

There are some circles in America where it seems to be more socially acceptable to carry a hand-gun than a packet of cigarettes.
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.
Any committee that is the slightest use is composed of people who are too busy to want to sit on it for a second longer than they have to.
Americans, indeed, often seem to be so overwhelmed by their children that they'll do anything for them except stay married to the co-producer.
People get a bad impression of it by continually trying to treat it as if it was a bank clerk, who ought to be on time on Tuesday next, instead of philosophically seeing it as a painter, who may do anything so long as you don't try to predict what.