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

I once read that in any good marriage, one partner is the gardener and the other is the garden. We take it in turns to be either.
Meryl Streep

American couples have gone to such lengths to avoid the interference of in-laws that they have to pay marriage counselors to interfere between them.
Florence King

As to marriage or celibacy, let a man take which course he will, he will be sure to repent.
Socrates

Marriage is an institution and that's where a couple finish up.
Les Dawson

Marriage is distinctly and repeatedly excluded from heaven. Is this because it is thought likely to mar the general felicity?
Samuel Butler

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

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

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

Marriage is really tough because you have to deal with feelings... and lawyers.
Richard Pryor

When widows exclaim loudly against second marriages, I would always lay a wager than the man, If not the wedding day, is absolutely fixed on.
Henry Fielding

We are clear that the interpretation I have set out in this statement is correct [on saying Charles marriage to Camilla was legal]
Lord Falconer

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

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

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

Compromise, if not the spice of life, is its solidity. It is what makes nations great and marriages happy
Phyllis McGinley

I am very glad you have heard of it, anyway [when asked about his marriage]
Prince Charles

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

I will not remarry. I'm so grateful for the marriages that I have had. I wouldn't be who I am today if I hadn't had those.
Cheryl Tiegs

Marriage is like a bank account. You put it in, you take it out, you lose interest.
Irwin Corey

A woman dictates before marriage in order that she may have an appetite for submission afterwards.
George Eliot

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

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

Many a good hanging prevents a bad marriage
William Shakespeare

Marriage isn't a process of prolonging the life of love, but of mummifying the corpse.
P G Wodehouse

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

It is a woman's business to get married as soon as possible, and a man's to keep unmarried as long as he can;
Marriage is popular because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity
George Bernard Shaw

After a few years of marriage a man can look right at a woman without seeing her and a woman can see right through a man without looking at him.
Helen Rowland

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

Marriage is the only adventure open to the cowardly.
Voltaire

Marriage is a coming together for better or for worse, hopefully enduring, and intimate to the degree of being sacred.
William O Douglas

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

We're good friends. I adore him and have a lot of time for him, but he's really not marriage material. He's out there and not ready to settle down [on T4 presenter Steve Jones]
Sarah Harding

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

Marriage is an act of will that signifies and involves a mutual gift, which unites the spouses and binds them to their eventual souls, with whom they make up a sole family - a domestic church.
Pope John Paul II

There are four stages in a marriage. First there's the affair, then the marriage, then children and finally the fourth stage, without which you cannot know a woman, the divorce.
Norman Mailer

Nearly all marriages, even happy ones, are mistakes: in the sense that almost certainly (in a more perfect world, or even with a little more care in this very imperfect one) both partners might be found more suitable mates. But the real soul-mate is the one you are actually married to.
J R R Tolkien

Marriage is not about age; it's about finding the right person.
Sophia Bush

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

Brought up to respect the conventions, love had to end in marriage. I'm afraid it did.
Bette Davis

There is, hidden or flaunted, a sword between the sexes till an entire marriage reconciles them.
C S Lewis

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

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

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

On marriage to Madonna: 'We are not that flash, me or the missus. In fact, we are quite low-maintenance.'
Guy Ritchie

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

My first marriage was not happy. I married him because I was impressed that he knew which wines to order and how to leave his visiting card. Ridiculous reasons.
Jean Seberg

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

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



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