Marriage Quotes

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For some of us, watching a miniseries that lasts longer than most marriages is not easy.
Erma Bombeck

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

Take care of him. And make him feel important. And if you can do that, you'll have a happy and wonderful marriage. Like two out of every ten couples.
Neil Simon

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

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

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

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

Let us now set forth one of the fundamental truths about marriage: the wife is in charge.
Bill Cosby

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

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

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

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

Even though people may be well known, they hold in their hearts the emotions of a simple person for the moments that are the most important of those we know on earth: birth, marriage and death.
Jackie Kennedy

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

Yesterday Senator John Kerry changed his mind and now supports the ban on gay marriages. I'm telling you this guy has more positions than Paris Hilton.
David Letterman

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In marriage do thou be wise; prefer the person before money; virtue before beauty; the mind before the body.
William Penn

Love is not weakness. It is strong. Only the sacrament of marriage can contain it.
Boris Pasternak

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

Marriage isn't a word...it's a sentence!
King Vidor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 is a mistake every man should make.
George Jessel



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