Katharine Whitehorn


Katharine Whitehorn Quotes

  • ''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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  • ''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).
  • ''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).
  • ''Hats divide generally into three classes: offensive hats, defensive hats, and shrapnel.''
    Katharine Whitehorn (b. 1926), British journalist. "Hats," Shouts and Murmurs (1963).
  • ''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).
  • ''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.
  • ''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).
  • ''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).
  • ''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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