quotations about marriage
Marriage is a dance of growing together, apart, together.
DANI SHAPIRO, PBS News Hour, November 3, 2017
Marry'd in haste, we oft repent at leisure.
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, Poor Richard's Almanac
If variety is the spice of life, marriage is the big can of leftover Spam.
JOHNNY CARSON, The Tonight Show
Keep the eyes wide open before marriage and half shut afterwards.
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, attributed, Wise Words and Quotes
More marriages might survive if the partners realized that sometimes the better comes after the worse.
DOUG LARSON, attributed, Better Off Wed
Marriage is popular because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity.
GEORGE BERNARD SHAW, Maxims for Revolutionists
Love, the strongest and deepest element in all life, the harbinger of hope, of joy, of ecstasy; love, the defier of all laws, of all conventions; love, the freest, the most powerful molder of human destiny; how can such an all-compelling force be synonymous with that poor little State- and Church-begotten weed, marriage?
EMMA GOLDMAN, Anarchism and Other Essays
A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.
JANE AUSTEN, Pride and Prejudice
A man doesn't know what happiness is until he's married. By then it's too late.
FRANK SINATRA, The Joker Is Wild
Marriage is the flimsiest weapon against desire. You may as well take a pop-gun to a python.
JEANETTE WINTERSON, Written on the Body
People stay married because they want to, not because the doors are locked.
PAUL NEWMAN, Paul Newman: A Life in Pictures
When a man marries a woman, they become one--the trouble starts when they try to decide which one.
CROFT M. PENTZ, The Complete Book of Zingers
Therefore shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
BIBLE, Genesis 2:24
It takes patience to appreciate domestic bliss; volatile spirits prefer unhappiness.
GEORGE SANTAYANA, The Life of Reason
Marriage? That's for life! It's like cement!
WOODY ALLEN, What's New, Pussycat?
Some women marry for love, some for money, and some for a home. It is not known why men marry.
EDGAR WATSON HOWE, Country Town Sayings
The problem with marriage is that it ends every night after making love, and it must be rebuilt every morning before breakfast.
GABRIEL GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ, Love in the Time of Cholera
To "catch" a husband is an art; to "hold" him is a job.
SIMONE DE BEAUVOIR, The Second Sex
Marriage is just an elaborate game that allows two selfish people to periodically feel that they're not.
PAUL REISER, Couplehood
Marriages don't last. When I meet a guy, the first question I ask myself is: "Is this the man I want my children to spend their weekends with?"
RITA RUDNER, stand-up routine