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Quotations From KATHARINE WHITEHORN

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  • 1.
    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.
    Katharine Whitehorn (b. 1926), British journalist. "Are You Sitting Comfortably?" Observations (1970).

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  • 2.
    I wouldn't say when you've seen one Western you've seen the lot; but when you've seen the lot you get the feeling you've seen one.
    Katharine Whitehorn (b. 1926), British journalist. "Decoding the West," Sunday Best (1976).
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    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.
    Katharine Whitehorn (b. 1926), British journalist. Observer (London, Aug. 7, 1966). Of the English climate.

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  • 4.
    The thing has been blown up out of all proportion. PC language is not enjoined on one and all—there are a lot more places where you can say "spic" and "bitch" with impunity than places where you can smoke a cigarette.
    Katharine Whitehorn (b. 1926), British journalist. Observer (London, August 25, 1991).
  • 5.
    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.
    Katharine Whitehorn (b. 1926), British journalist. "Suffer How Many of the Little Children?" Observations (1970).

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  • 6.
    From a commercial point of view, if Christmas did not exist it would be necessary to invent it.
    Katharine Whitehorn (b. 1926), British journalist. "The Office Party," Roundabout (1962).

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  • 7.
    There are some circles in America where it seems to be more socially acceptable to carry a hand-gun than a packet of cigarettes.
    Katharine Whitehorn (b. 1926), British journalist. Observer (London, Oct. 30, 1988).

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  • 8.
    Hats divide generally into three classes: offensive hats, defensive hats, and shrapnel.
    Katharine Whitehorn (b. 1926), British journalist. "Hats," Shouts and Murmurs (1963).
  • 9.
    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 (b. 1926), British journalist. "Nought for Homework," Roundabout (1962).
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