“My mother worked as a saleslady at the well-known Five Corner bakery in Journal Square during the day. Her orders were that I do at least one page of homework for every one of my subjects before she came home. It didn’t matter what my teachers would assign, those were her rules and I didn’t dare to violate them! However, I usually allowed others to make the rules and then decide whether I would follow them. Turning on our small Bakelite radio, I would ignore my mother’s rules and listen to my favorite adventure shows.
“Jack Armstrong, the All-American Boy, Superman, who could leap tall buildings in a single bound, and Tom Mix were my favorite daily half-hour radio programs during the week. Tom Mix was forever solving some mystery that I could help him with, since I had a decoder badge that cost only 10 cents, along with a box top from a Ralston Purina’s “Wheat Chex” cereal box. Since it tasted like straw, wanting to get a decoder badge was the only way I would eat this blah cereal for breakfast.
The radio shows were way too exciting, and my homework always took second place. When my mother finally came home and saw that I had not done my work, she would get quite upset and make me do twice as much, seated at the kitchen table where she could keep her eye on me. Being under her direct supervision wasn’t much fun, but I would sit there until she was satisfied that I had finished my assignments. My mother showed no mercy! If my father found out about my being lax, there would be hell to pay! For whatever reason, I never seemed to learn….
Oh, woe is me, woe is me…. I was in trouble again… No, I was still in trouble!”
― Captain Hank Bracker, "Seawater One...."
Homework Sayings and Quotes
Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old homework quotes, homework sayings, and homework proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.
Homework is not an option. My bed is sending out serious nap rays. I can't help myself. The fluffy pillows and warm comforter are more powerful than I am. I have no choice but to snuggle under the covers.
Laurie Halse Anderson
I've got a lot of homework to do, and none of it has anything to do with school.
He's given me enough homework to last ten years. I'm gonna die of nerdism.
Mark A. Cooper
The worst thing a kid can say about homework is that it is too hard. The worst thing a kid can say about a game is it's too easy.
You don’t get rich off your day job, you get rich off your homework.
Everybody talks about finding your voice. Do your homework and your voice will find you.
If you want to be lucky, do your homework.
The teacher can always tell when you did your homework on the bus.
Do your homework. I'm tired of carrying you.
Teens think listening to music helps them concentrate. It doesn't. It relieves them of the boredom that concentration on homework induces.
Marilyn vos Savant
With homework, school prepares students for overtime. With reports, it prepares them for payday.
Do your homework and stand your ground.
If you do your homework and do your due diligence, you shouldn't get stuck with one of them.
There's only one interview technique that matters. Do your homework so you can listen to the answers and react to them and ask follow-ups. Do your homework, prepare.
Nothing is free. You got to pay to be in society. First you start with homework.
Homework is a term that means grown up imposed yet self-afflicting torture.