Katharine Whitehorn Quotes

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No nice men are good at getting taxis.
— Katharine Whitehorn

men

The great rule is not to talk about money with people who have much more or much less than you.
— Katharine Whitehorn

money

A good listener is not someone with nothing to say. A good listener is a good talker with a sore throat.
— Katharine Whitehorn
I am all for people having their heart in the right place; but the right place for a heart is not inside the head.

head and heart

I yield to no one in my admiration for the office as a social center, but it's no place actually to get any work done.
— Katharine Whitehorn

office

Too great a preoccupation with motives (especially one's own motives) is liable to lead to too little concern for consequences.

motives

Stop people dying of the illnesses they die of now, and they will die of something else later on, and the slower and the costlier.

illness

Any committee that is the slightest use is a committee of people who are too busy to want to sit on it for a second longer than they have to.

committees

I cannot for the life of me see why the umpires, the only two people on a cricket field who are not going to get grass stains on their knees, are the only two people allowed to wear dark trousers.
— Katharine Whitehorn

cricket