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Quotes About Marriage

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William Shakespeare
“Women may fall when there's no strength in men.
Act II”
William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

“Over time, any deception destroys intimacy, and without intimacy couples cannot have true and lasting love.”
Bonnie Eaker Weil, Financial Infidelity: Seven Steps to Conquering the #1 Relationship Wrecker

Thomas Hardy
“People go on marrying because they can't resist natural forces, although many of them may know perfectly well that they are possibly buying a month's pleasure with a life's discomfort.”
Thomas Hardy, Jude the Obscure

W. Somerset Maugham
“One can be very much in love with a woman without wishing to spend the rest of one's life with her.”
W. Somerset Maugham, The Painted Veil

Emily Giffin
“I think of how each person in a marriage owes it to the other to find individual happiness, even in a shared life. That this is the only way to grow together, instead of apart.”
Emily Giffin, Heart of the Matter

Joyce Brothers
“My husband and I have never considered divorce... murder sometimes, but never divorce.”
Joyce Brothers

“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

Susan Elizabeth Phillips
“I take thee... to be my awful wedded husband”
Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Kiss an Angel

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

Rita Rudner
“I love being married. It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.”
Rita Rudner

Nikola Tesla
“I do not think you can name many great inventions that have been made by married men.”
Nikola Tesla

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

Pearl S. Buck
“A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love. ”
Pearl S. Buck

Zsa Zsa Gabor
“Getting divorced just because you don't love a man is almost as silly as getting married just because you do. ”
Zsa Zsa Gabor

John Wilmot
“Before I got married I had six theories about raising children; now, I have six children and no theories.”
John Wilmot

Shannon L. Alder
“When you find a guy who calls you beautiful instead of hot, who calls you back when you hang up on him, who will stand in front of you when other’s cast stones, or will stay awake just to watch you sleep, who wants to show you off to the world when you are in sweats, who will hold your hand when your sick, who thinks your pretty without makeup, the one who turns to his friends and say, ‘that’s her’, the one that would bear your rejection because losing you means losing his will to live, who kisses you when you screw up, watches the stars and names one for you and will hold and rock that baby for hours so you can sleep…..you marry him all over again.”
Shannon L. Alder

Abraham Lincoln
“I have come to the conclusion never again to think of marrying, and for this reason, I can never be satisfied with anyone who would be blockhead enough to have me.”
Abraham Lincoln

Rainbow Rowell
“I love you more than I hate everything else.”
Rainbow Rowell, Landline

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

Mary Ann Shaffer
“All my life I thought that the story was over when the hero and heroine were safely engaged -- after all, what's good enough for Jane Austen ought to be good enough for anyone. But it's a lie. The story is about to begin, and every day will be a new piece of the plot. ”
Mary Ann Shaffer, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Jodi Picoult
“It's never fifty-fifty in a marriage. Someone falls in love first. Someone puts someone else up on a pedestal. Someone works hard to keep things rolling smoothly, someone else sails along for the ride. Someone who would do anything to keep it the way it was in the beginning.”
Jodi Picoult

Suzanne Finnamore
“I was steeped in denial, but my body knew.”
Suzanne Finnamore, Split: A Memoir of Divorce

Rob Bell
“Love is giving up control. It’s surrendering the desire to control the other person. The two—love and controlling power over the other person—are mutually exclusive. If we are serious about loving someone, we have to surrender all the desires within us to manipulate the relationship.”
Rob Bell, Sex God: Exploring the Endless Connections Between Sexuality and Spirituality

Leo Tolstoy
“Here's my advice to you: don't marry until you can tell yourself that you've done all you could, and until you've stopped loving the women you've chosen, until you see her clearly, otherwise you'll be cruelly and irremediably mistaken. Marry when you're old and good for nothing...Otherwise all that's good and lofty in you will be lost.”
Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

Dodie Smith
“And no bathroom on earth will make up for marrying a bearded man you hate.”
Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle

J. Courtney Sullivan
“Women leave their marriages when they can't take any more. Men leave when they find someone new.”
J. Courtney Sullivan, Commencement

Jarod Kintz
“Don’t be jealous if I spend 50% of my time with you, and 50% of my time with others, because you get 100% of 50%, while all the others have to share that other 50%.” This is the speech I’ve prepared to tell my wife in the future, when I’m spending a majority minus one percent of my time with my clones.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title

Suzanne Finnamore
“A heart can stop beating for a while, one can still live.”
Suzanne Finnamore, Split: A Memoir of Divorce

Khalil Gibran
“love one another, but make not a bond of love:
let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
fill each other's cup but drink not from one cup.
give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf
sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone,
even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music.”
Khalil Gibran, Prophet Hb

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