Quotation by Mary McCarthy

The labor of keeping house is labor in its most naked state, for labor is toil that never finishes, toil that has to be begun again the moment it is completed, toil that is destroyed and consumed by the life process.
Mary McCarthy (1912–1989), U.S. author, critic. repr. In On the Contrary (1961). "The Vita Activa," New Yorker (October 18, 1958).
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