What is spend a penny?

Famous quotes containing the words penny and/or spend:

    Listen world,
    if you’d just take the time to pick
    the white fingers, the penny heart,
    all would be well.
    They are so unexpected.
    They are as good as salt.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

    Most women without children spend much more time than men on housework; with children, they devote more time to both housework and child care. Just as there is a wage gap between men and women in the workplace, there is a “leisure gap” between them at home. Most women work one shift at the office or factory and a “second shift” at home.
    Arlie Hochschild (20th century)