Marriage Quotes

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Marriage is the waste-paper basket of the emotions
Sidney Webb

She's my wife, not my girlfriend. Maybe for her it is better. For me, she's still the same girl, just my wife [on if marriage has changed him!]
Nikolay Davydenko

I prepare myself for rehearsals like I would for marriage.
Maria Callas

In Hollywood a marriage is a success if it outlasts milk.
Rita Rudner

Marriage may often be a stormy lake, but celibacy is almost always a muddy horse pond.
Thomas Love Peacock

Marriage is miserable unless you find the right person that is your soulmate and that takes a lot of looking.
Marvin Gaye

Any intelligent woman who reads the marriage contract, and then goes into it, deserves all the consequences.
Isadora Duncan

Marriage is the torment of one, the felicity of two, the strife and enmity of three
Washington Irving

A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.
Andre Maurois

The life-fate of the modern individual depends not only upon the family into which he was born or which he enters by marriage, but increasingly upon the corporation in which he spends the most alert hours of his best years.
C Wright Mills

More belongs to marriage than four legs in a bed.
Rainer Maria Rilke

Marriages are said to be made in Heaven, which may be why they don't work here on Earth.
Thomas Szasz

Marriage is like wine. It is not be properly judged until the second glass.
Douglas William Jerrold

Marriage is a wonderful invention; but, then again, so is a bicycle repair kit.
Billy Connelly

We sleep in separate rooms, we have dinner apart, we take separate vacations - we're doing everything we can to keep our marriage together.
Rodney Dangerfield

Sometimes I bust out and do things so permanent. Like tattoos and marriage.
Drew Barrymore

Marriage, n: the state or condition of a community consisting of a master, a mistress, and two slaves, making in all, two.
Ambrose Bierce

After three failed marriages, I know what it's like to be replaced.
Terry Bradshaw

Before marriage, a man will lay down his life for you; after marriage he won't even lay down his newspaper.
Helen Rowland

Marriage is a mistake every man should make.
George Jessel

Marriage resembles a pair of shears, so joined that they cannot be separated; often moving in opposite directions, yet always punishing anyone who comes between them.
Sydney Smith

Marriage is like paying an endless visit in your worst clothes.
J B Priestley

Marriage is our last, best chance to grow up.
Joseph Barth

The real act of marriage takes place in the heart, not in the ballroom or church or synagogue. It's a choice you make - not just on your wedding day, but over and over again - and that choice is reflected in the way you treat your husband or wife.
Barbara De Angelis

A cynic should never marry an idealist. For the cynic, marriage represents the welcome end of romantic life, with all its agony and ecstasy. But for the idealist, it is only the beginning.
Julie Burchill

Marriage is a great institution.
Elizabeth Taylor

After marriage, husband and wife become two sides of a coin; they just can't face each other, but still they stay together.
Hemant Joshi

Marriage has no guarantees. If that's what you're looking for, go live with a car battery.
Erma Bombeck

Dad had said he thought marriage and the legal recognition of relationships was a matter for individual states to decide. He made it clear that he personally did not support the Federal Marriage Amendment.
Mary Cheney

Marriage hasn't been my thing. But gay people, knock yourselves out!
Ben Affleck

A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day.
Andre Maurois

Marriage is like life in this - that it is a field of battle and not a bed of roses.
Robert Louis Stevenson

When you make the sacrifice in marriage, you're sacrificing not to each other but to unity in a relationship.
Joseph Campbell

Marriage is a bribe to make a housekeeper think she's a householder. (The Merchant of Yonkers 1939)
Thornton Wilder

Broken marriages, conflicts of loyalty, the problems of everyday life fall away as one faces up to [Jeff] Thomson.
Mike Brearley

Both my marriages were failures! Number one departed, and number two stayed
Gustav Mahler

There may be good, but there are no pleasant marriages.
Rainer Maria Rilke

Marriage is like pi - natural, irrational, and very important.
Lisa Hoffman

More marriages might survive if the partners realised that sometimes the better comes after the worse.
Doug Larson

I'm still waiting for him to ask [on boyfriend Andy Scott-Lee]. We have talked about marriage and it's definitely on the horizon.
Michelle Heaton

I hate to be a failure. I hate and regret the failure of my marriages. I would gladly give all my millions for just one lasting marital success.
J P Getty

Marriage, it seems, confines every man to his proper rank.
Jean De La Bruyere

Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames.
Thomas Moore

A marriage in which no quarrelling at all takes place may well be one that is dead or dying from emotional undernourishment [Dammed if you do quarrel, damned if you don't!]
Flora Davis

There is a time for all things - except marriage my dear.
Thomas Chatterton

His designs were strictly honourable, as the phrase is; that is, to rob a lady of her fortune by way of marriage.
Henry Fielding

An affair now and then is good for a marriage. It adds spice, stops it from getting boring... I ought to know.
Bette Davis

The proper union of gin and vermouth is a great and sudden glory; it is one of the happiest marriages on earth, and one of the shortest lived. (Harper's Magazine, 1949)
Bernard De Voto

Marriage is not a noun; it's a verb. It isn't something you get. It's something you do. It's the way you love your partner every day.
Barbara De Angelis

Don't marry the person you think you can live with; marry only the individual you think you can't live without. [Advice to those preparing for marriage]
James C Dobson



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