Marriage Quotes

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

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

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

Thus Dante's motto over Inferno applies with equal force to marriage: 'Ye who enter here leave all hope behind.'
Emma Goldman

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It's a marriage. If I had to choose between my wife and my putter, well, I'd miss her.
Gary Player

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

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

I've had lots of offers of marriage and from women wanting to have my kids.
Gareth Gates

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

Marriage takes work, but so does living alone. One of the things you have to work at is to have enough human resources and to plan ahead.
Barbara Feldon

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

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

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

Many a good hanging prevents a bad marriage
William Shakespeare

The truth is you can have a great marriage, but there are still no guarantees.
Demi Moore

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

When David [Arquette] and I got engaged we started therapy together. I'd heard that the first year of marriage is the hardest, so we decided to work through all that stuff early.
Courtney Cox

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

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

Most people like to read about intrigue and spies. I hope to provide a metaphor for the average reader's daily life. Most of us live in a slightly conspiratorial relationship with our employer and perhaps with our marriage
John Le Carre

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

On rare occasions one does hear of a miraculous case of a married couple falling in love after marriage, but on close examination it will be found that it is a mere adjustment to the inevitable.
Emma Goldman

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

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

He's the one guy I can credit for making me think about marriage in a whole new light, because every guy I've had in my life has either lied or cheated me financially or business-wise, or taken advantaged of me. [On Jordan - Jane September 2004]
Christina Aguilera

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

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

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

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

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

On marriage to ex Beverly Hills 90210 star Shannen Doherty: I was never really sober through that whole relationship. I was out of my f***ing soul.
Ashley Hamilton

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

My motto is if you're not happy at home, you're not happy anywhere else, so Jason and our marriage come first.
Angie Harmon

The more you invest in a marriage, the more valuable it becomes.
Amy Grant



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