Quotes About Marriage

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Anne Lamott
“A good marriage is where both people feel like they're getting the better end of the deal.”
Anne Lamott, Joe Jones

Greg Behrendt
“We're taught that in life, we should try to look on the bright side. Not in this case. In this case, assume rejection first. Assume you're the rule, not the exception. It's liberating. But we also know it's not an easy concept. -He's not just into you”
Greg Behrendt

Sylvia Plath
“So I began to think maybe it was true that when you were married and had children it was like being brainwashed, and afterward you went about as numb as a slave in a totalitarian state.”
Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

Mae West
“Getting married is like trading in the adoration of many for the sarcasm of one.”
Mae West

Nancy E. Turner
“The best thing a girl can be is a good wife and mother. It is a girl's highest calling. I hope I am ready.”
Nancy E. Turner

Emily Brontë
“I've no more business to marry Edgar Linton than I have to be in heaven and if the wicked man in there had not brought Heathcliff so low I shouldn't have thought of it. It would degrade me to marry Heathcliff now so he shall never know how I love him and that not because he's handsome Nelly but because he's more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of his and mine are the same and Linton's is as different as a moonbeam from lightning or frost from fire.”
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

Rodney Dangerfield
“My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met.”
Rodney Dangerfield

Jarod Kintz
“I love firm hugs. Statues are so affectionate. Well, at least compared to my ex wife.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

Sheryl Sandberg
“When looking for a life partner, my advice to women is date all of them: the bad boys, the cool boys, the commitment-phobic boys, the crazy boys. But do not marry them. The things that make the bad boys sexy do not make them good husbands. When it comes time to settle down, find someone who wants an equal partner. Someone who thinks women should be smart, opinionated and ambitious. Someone who values fairness and expects or, even better, wants to do his share in the home. These men exist and, trust me, over time, nothing is sexier.”
Sheryl Sandberg, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead

Margaret Mitchell
“Say you’ll marry me when I come back or, before God, I won’t go. I’ll stay around here and play a guitar under your window every night and sing at the top of my voice and compromise you, so you’ll have to marry me to save your reputation.”
Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

Diana Gabaldon
“Catholics don't believe in divorce. We do believe in murder. There's always Confession, after all.
--Brianna Fraser to Roger MacKenzie”
Diana Gabaldon, An Echo in the Bone

“A girl can wait for the right man to come along but in the meantime that doesn't mean she can't have a wonderful time with all the wrong ones”

“When you see what some girls marry, you realize how they must hate to work for a living.”
Helen Rowland, A Guide to Men: Being Encore Reflections of a Bachelor Girl

Dave Barry
“I believe it was Shakespeare, or possibly Howard Cosell, who first observed that marriage is very much like a birthday candle, in that 'the flames of passion burn brightest when the wick of intimacy is first ignited by the disposable butane lighter of physical attraction, but sooner or later the heat of familiarity causes the wax of boredom to drip all over the vanilla frosting of novelty and the shredded coconut of romance.' I could not have phrased it better myself.”
Dave Barry

John Steinbeck
“A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you
control it.”
John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America

Isman H. Suryaman
“Finding a life partner is like choosing a bed. You need one as a friend either in times of health or sickness. Freshness or weariness. Happiness or sadness. And we can be certain that we've picked the right one without having to sleep with it first.”
Isman H. Suryaman

Peter Ustinov
“Love is an act of endless forgiveness; a tender look which becomes a habit.”
Peter Ustinov

I’ll cut jewels in the shape of crumpled-up pieces of paper. Her wedding ring may
“I’ll cut jewels in the shape of crumpled-up pieces of paper. Her wedding ring may look like my 33rd attempt at my marriage vows.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

Daphne du Maurier
“Either you go to America with Mrs. Van Hopper or you come home to Manderley with me."
"Do you mean you want a secretary or something?"
"No, I'm asking you to marry me, you little fool.”
Daphne du Maurier, Rebecca

Shannon L. Alder
“If he can't handle you at your worst then he does not deserve you at your best. Real love means seeing beyond the words spoken out of pain, and instead seeing a person's soul.”
Shannon L. Alder, 300 Questions LDS Couples Should Ask Before Marriage

P.G. Wodehouse
“Marriage is not a process for prolonging the life of love, sir. It merely mummifies its corpse.”
P.G. Wodehouse, The Small Bachelor

Jeffrey Eugenides
“The essential matrimonial facts: that to be happy you have to find variety in repetition; that to go forward you have to come back to where you begin.”
Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex

Dave Barry
“As you get older; you've probably noticed that you tend to forget things. You'll be talking with somebody at a party, and you'll know that you know this person, but no matter how hard you try, you can't remember his or her name. This can be very embarassing, especially if he or she turns out to be your spouse.”
Dave Barry

Douglas Wilson
“Become the kind of person the kind of person you would like to marry would like to marry.”
Douglas Wilson

Jodi Picoult
“Maybe you expected marriage to be perfect - I guess that's where you and I are different. See, I thought it would be all about making mistakes, but doing it with someone who's there to remind you what you learned along the way.”
Jodi Picoult, Handle with Care

Sylvia Plath
“What a man wants is a mate and what a woman wants is infinite security,’ and, ‘What a man is is an arrow into the future and a what a woman is is the place the arrow shoots off from.”
Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

Zsa Zsa Gabor
“A man in love is incomplete until he has married. Then he's finished.”
Zsa Zsa Gabor

Megan Whalen Turner
“He didn't marry you to become king. He became king because he wanted to marry you.”
Megan Whalen Turner, The King of Attolia

Elizabeth Peters
“I disapprove of matrimony as a matter of principle.... Why should any independent, intelligent female choose to subject herself to the whims and tyrannies of a husband? I assure you, I have yet to meet a man as sensible as myself! (Amelia Peabody)”
Elizabeth Peters, Crocodile on the Sandbank

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
“As Unto the bow the the cord is ,
So unto the man is woman;
Though she bends him, she obeys him,
Though she draws him , yet she follows:
Useless each without the other.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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