Marriage Quotes

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This relationship is going to be built on trust. [On marriage to Donald Trump, that ended just before she would have been guaranteed a healthy percentage of his fortune]
Marla Maples

Love, the quest; marriage, the conquest; divorce, the inquest.
Helen Rowland

On her marriage breakup with Liam: I can honestly say that life is fantastic now. I'm so happy that all the mess I used to have to deal with is not my mess anymore.
Patsy Kensit

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

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 a mistake every man should make.
George Jessel

Brought up to respect the conventions, love had to end in marriage. I'm afraid it did.
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 a coming together for better or for worse, hopefully enduring, and intimate to the degree of being sacred.
William O Douglas

Before marriage, a girl has to make love to a man to hold him. After marriage, she has to hold him to make love to him.
Marilyn Monroe

Love and marriage, love and marriage go together like a horse and carriage.
Sammy Cahn

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

On marriage to Jennifer Aniston: I'm performing naked cartwheels. I'm very excited.
Brad Pitt

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

Marriage is the only adventure open to the cowardly.
Voltaire

I support gay marriage. I believe they have a right to be as miserable as the rest of us.
Kinky Friedman

For every marriage then is best in tune, When that the wife is May, the husband June.
Rowland Watkyns

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

Some people dance through life, not having a steady job or a steady marriage, and this and that.
Nastassja Kinski

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

To keep your marriage brimming, With love in the loving cup, Whenever you're wrong, admit it; Whenever you're right, shut up.
Ogden Nash

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

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

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

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

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

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 is an adventure, like going to war.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton

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

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

My future plans - Marriage, a villa and ten kids.
Peta Wilson

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

Marriage was all a woman's idea and for man's acceptance of the pretty yoke, it becomes us to be grateful.
Phyllis McGinley

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

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

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

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

Marriage hath in it less of beauty but more of safety, than the single life; it hath more care, but less danger, it is more merry, and more sad; it is fuller of sorrows, and fuller of joys; it lies under more burdens, but it is supported by all the strengths of love and charity, and those burdens are delightful.
Bishop Jeremy Taylor

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

Bruce [Willis] has been great about everything [on his marriage to Demi Moore]
Ashton Kutcher

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

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

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

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

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
Mignon McLaughlin

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

Many a good hanging prevents a bad marriage
William Shakespeare

[I ask for] privacy space and time to allow us to try to re-build our marriage [on his marriage after revelations of an affair with a secretary]
John Prescott

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



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