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Quotes About Marriage

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“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

“Patience gives your spouse permission to be human. It understands that everyone fails. When a mistake is made, it chooses to give them more time that they deserve to correct it. It gives you the ability to hold on during the rough times in your relationship rather than bailing out under the pressure.”
Stephen Kendrick, The Love Dare

“When women hold off from marrying men, we call it independence. When men hold off from marrying women, we call it fear of commitment.”
Warren Farrell

Gloria Steinem
“I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to combine marriage and a career.”
Gloria Steinem

Katharine Hepburn
“If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism of one, go ahead, get married.”
Katharine Hepburn

Elizabeth Peters
“Marriage, in my view, should be a balanced stalemate between equal adversaries.”
Elizabeth Peters, The Mummy Case

G.K. Chesterton
“To complain that I could only be married once was like complaining that I had only been born once.”
G.K. Chesterton

Jennifer Egan
“Yet each disappointment Ted felt in his wife, each incremental deflation, was accompanied by a seizure of guilt; many years ago, he had taken the passion he felt for Susan and folded it in half, so he no longer had a drowning, helpless feeling when he glimpsed her beside him in bed: her ropy arms and soft, generous ass. Then he’d folded it in half again, so when he felt desire for Susan, it no longer brought with it an edgy terror of never being satisfied. Then in half again, so that feeling desire entailed no immediate need to act. Then in half again, so he hardly felt it. His desire was so small in the end that Ted could slip it inside his desk or a pocket and forget about it, and this gave him a feeling of safety and accomplishment, of having dismantled a perilous apparatus that might have crushed them both. Susan was baffled at first, then distraught; she’d hit him twice across the face; she’d run from the house in a thunderstorm and slept at a motel; she’d wrestled Ted to the bedroom floor in a pair of black crotchless underpants. But eventually a sort of amnesia had overtaken Susan; her rebellion and hurt had melted away, deliquesced into a sweet, eternal sunniness that was terrible in the way that life would be terrible, Ted supposed, without death to give it gravitas and shape. He’d presumed at first that her relentless cheer was mocking, another phase in her rebellion, until it came to him that Susan had forgotten how things were between them before Ted began to fold up his desire; she’d forgotten and was happy — had never not been happy — and while all of this bolstered his awe at the gymnastic adaptability of the human mind, it also made him feel that his wife had been brainwashed. By him.”
Jennifer Egan, A Visit from the Goon Squad

Benjamin Franklin
“Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.”
Benjamin Franklin

Khaled Hosseini
“‎I know you're still young but I want you to understand and learn this now. Marriage can wait, education cannot. You're a very very bright girl. Truly you are. You can be anything you want Laila. I know this about you. And I also know that when this war is over Afghanistan is going to need you as much as its men maybe even more. Because a society has no chance of success if its women are uneducated Laila. No chance.”
Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns

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

Alessandra Torre
“The true measure of a man is how he treats you when others are not looking.”
Alessandra Torre

Rosamunde Pilcher
“Marriage isn't a love affair. It isn't even a honeymoon. It's a job. A long hard job, at which both partners have to work, harder than they've worked at anything in their lives before. If it's a good marriage, it changes, it evolves, but it does on getting better. I've seen it with my own mother and father. But a bad marriage can dissolve in a welter of resentment and acrimony. I've seen that, too, in my own miserable and disastrous attempt at making another person happy. And it's never one person's fault. It's the sum total of a thousand little irritations, disagreements, idiotic details that in a sound alliance would simply be disregarded, or forgotten in the healing act of making love. Divorce isn't a cure, it's a surgical operation, even if there are no children to consider.”
Rosamunde Pilcher, Wild Mountain Thyme

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

Suzanne Finnamore
“I used to loathe ambivalence; now I adore it. Ambivalence is my new best friend.”
Suzanne Finnamore, Split: A Memoir of Divorce

Suzanne Finnamore
“Delusion detests focus and romance provides the veil.”
Suzanne Finnamore, Split: A Memoir of Divorce

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

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

Wendell Berry
“Lovers must not, like usurers, live for themselves alone. They must finally turn from their gaze at one another back toward the community. If they had only themselves to consider, lovers would not need to marry, but they must think of others and of other things. They say their vows to the community as much as to one another, and the community gathers around them to hear and to wish them well, on their behalf and its own. It gathers around them because it understands how necessary, how joyful, and how fearful this joining is. These lovers, pledging themselves to one another "until death," are giving themselves away, and they are joined by this as no law or contract could join them. Lovers, then, "die" into their union with one another as a soul "dies" into its union with God. And so here, at the very heart of community life, we find not something to sell as in the public market but this momentous giving. If the community cannot protect this giving, it can protect nothing...”
Wendell Berry, Sex, Economy, Freedom, and Community: Eight Essays

Arthur Schopenhauer
“Marrying means to halve one's rights and double one's duties”
Arthur Schopenhauer

Elizabeth I Tudor
“If I follow the inclination of my nature, it is this: beggar-woman and single, far rather than queen and married.”
Elizabeth I Tudor, Collected Works

Lisa Kleypas
“It's the perfect solution. We argue all the time. We can't stand each other. It's like we're already married.”
Lisa Kleypas, Married By Morning

Brandon Mull
“Are you her boyfriend?”
...
No, I’m her fiancé.” Nate said.
We’ve been promised to each other since birth,” Summer added.
Our wedding isn’t until March.”
Brandon Mull, The Candy Shop War

C.L. Wilson
“He held up his index finger. "Rule one: in any dispute between mates, the
male is always to blame, even when he is clearly blameless. Rule two"—his middle finger joined the
first—"whenever in doubt, refer to rule one.”
C.L. Wilson, Lord of the Fading Lands

Suzanne Finnamore
“Already things are changing; it´s starting with small shit but oh it´s starting, the change, the irrevocable, impossible change.”
Suzanne Finnamore, Split: A Memoir of Divorce

Suzanne Finnamore
“I know one thing about men," Bunny says with finality, leaving the room to check on A. "They never die when you want them to.”
Suzanne Finnamore, Split: A Memoir of Divorce

Colette
“If he's getting married, he's not longer interesting.”
Colette, Gigi & The Cat

Wendell Berry
“What marriage offers - and what fidelity is meant to protect - is the possibility of moments when what we have chosen and what we desire are the same. Such a convergence obviously cannot be continuous. No relationship can continue very long at its highest emotional pitch. But fidelity prepares us for the return of these moments, which give us the highest joy we can know; that of union, communion, atonement (in the root sense of at-one-ment)...
To forsake all others does not mean - because it cannot mean - to ignore or neglect all others, to hide or be hidden from all others, or to desire or love no others. To live in marriage is a responsible way to live in sexuality, as to live in a household is a responsible way to live in the world. One cannot enact or fulfill one's love for womankind or mankind, or even for all the women or men to whom one is attracted. If one is to have the power and delight of one's sexuality, then the generality of instinct must be resolved in a responsible relationship to a particular person. Similarly, one cannot live in the world; that is, one cannot become, in the easy, generalizing sense with which the phrase is commonly used, a "world citizen." There can be no such think as a "global village." No matter how much one may love the world as a whole, one can live fully in it only by living responsibly in some small part of it. Where we live and who we live there with define the terms of our relationship to the world and to humanity. We thus come again to the paradox that one can become whole only by the responsible acceptance of one's partiality.
(pg.117-118, "The Body and the Earth")”
Wendell Berry, The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays

Cesare Pavese
“No woman marries for money; they are all clever enough, before marrying a millionaire, to fall in love with him first.”
Cesare Pavese

Jarod Kintz
“I’m sure I look memorable in my tuxedo, and she looks gorgeous in her wedding gown. I’ve wanted to marry her since I first met her. And being the best man doesn’t make me feel better.”
Jarod Kintz, $3.33

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