A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher.
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.
Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife.
A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.
Michel de Montaigne
It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.
How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being.
Don't marry the person you think you can live with; marry only the individual you think you can't live without.
James C. Dobson
Let the wife make the husband glad to come home, and let him make her sorry to see him leave.
I love being married. It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.
I have learned that only two things are necessary to keep one's wife happy. First, let her think she's having her own way. And second, let her have it.
Lyndon B. Johnson
Every good relationship, especially marriage, is based on respect. If it's not based on respect, nothing that appears to be good will last very long.
A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.
One should always be in love. That is the reason one should never marry.
Do you know what it means to come home at night to a woman who'll give you a little love, a little affection, a little tenderness? It means you're in the wrong house, that's what it means.
More marriages might survive if the partners realized that sometimes the better comes after the worse.
The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret.
I'd marry again if I found a man who had fifteen million dollars, would sign over half to me, and guarantee that he'd be dead within a year.
A man in love is incomplete until he has married. Then he's finished.
Zsa Zsa Gabor
All men make mistakes, but married men find out about them sooner.
Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.
When marrying, ask yourself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this person into your old age? Everything else in marriage is transitory.
Marriage is neither heaven nor hell, it is simply purgatory.
A dress that zips up the back will bring a husband and wife together.
James H. Boren
Love: A temporary insanity curable by marriage.
Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who wants to live in an institution?
One advantage of marriage is that, when you fall out of love with him or he falls out of love with you, it keeps you together until you fall in again.
To keep your marriage brimming, With love in the loving cup, Whenever you're wrong, admit it; Whenever you're right, shut up.
If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism of one, go ahead, get married.
There is nothing in the world like the devotion of a married woman. It is a thing no married man knows anything about.
A good husband is never the first to go to sleep at night or the last to awake in the morning.
Honore de Balzac
Marriage is a great institution, but I'm not ready for an institution.
Being divorced is like being hit by a Mack truck. If you live through it, you start looking very carefully to the right and to the left.
For years my wedding ring has done its job. It has led me not into temptation. It has reminded my husband numerous times at parties that it's time to go home. It has been a source of relief to a dinner companion. It has been a status symbol in the maternity ward.
A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day.
Bachelors know more about women than married men; if they didn't they'd be married too.
H. L. Mencken
If there is such a thing as a good marriage, it is because it resembles friendship rather than love.
Michel de Montaigne
Marriage, n: the state or condition of a community consisting of a master, a mistress, and two slaves, making in all, two.
Daddy was real gentle with kids. That's why I expected so much out of marriage, figuring that all men should be steady and pleasant.
A husband is what is left of a lover, after the nerve has been extracted.
Bachelors have consciences, married men have wives.
If I get married, I want to be very married.
A wedding is a funeral where you smell your own flowers.
An ideal wife is one who remains faithful to you but tries to be just as charming as if she weren't.
When you make the sacrifice in marriage, you're sacrificing not to each other but to unity in a relationship.
Basically my wife was immature. I'd be at home in the bath and she'd come in and sink my boats.
Where there's marriage without love, there will be love without marriage.
Never get married in college; it's hard to get a start if a prospective employer finds you've already made one mistake.
There is nothing nobler or more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends.
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.
Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.
A psychiatrist asks a lot of expensive questions your wife asks for nothing.
I think women are natural caretakers. They take care of everybody. They take care of their husbands and their kids and their dogs, and don't spend a lot of time just getting back and taking time out.
Almost no one is foolish enough to imagine that he automatically deserves great success in any field of activity; yet almost everyone believes that he automatically deserves success in marriage.
Sydney J. Harris
Marriage is a bribe to make the housekeeper think she's a householder.
All marriages are happy. It's the living together afterward that causes all the trouble.
Love is moral even without legal marriage, but marriage is immoral without love.
Marriage is nature's way of keeping us from fighting with strangers.
He's the kind of man a woman would have to marry to get rid of.
Strike an average between what a woman thinks of her husband a month before she marries him and what she thinks of him a year afterward, and you will have the truth about him.
H. L. Mencken
When a man opens a car door for his wife, it's either a new car or a new wife.
There's only one way to have a happy marriage and as soon as I learn what it is I'll get married again.
When a man steals your wife, there is no better revenge than to let him keep her.
In marriage there are no manners to keep up, and beneath the wildest accusations no real criticism. Each is familiar with that ancient child in the other who may erupt again. We are not ridiculous to ourselves. We are ageless. That is the luxury of the wedding ring.
It's tough to stay married. My wife kisses the dog on the lips, yet she won't drink from my glass.
Marriage is an adventure, like going to war.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Marriage has no guarantees. If that's what you're looking for, go live with a car battery.
There were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded.
Marriage should be a duet - when one sings, the other claps.
It's not beauty but fine qualities, my girl, that keep a husband.
Getting divorced just because you don't love a man is almost as silly as getting married just because you do.
Zsa Zsa Gabor
Why does a woman work ten years to change a man's habits and then complain that he's not the man she married?
A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.
Any intelligent woman who reads the marriage contract, and then goes into it, deserves all the consequences.
The concept of two people living together for 25 years without a serious dispute suggests a lack of spirit only to be admired in sheep.
A. P. Herbert
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.
Marriage is a wonderful invention: then again, so is a bicycle repair kit.
If you made a list of reasons why any couple got married, and another list of the reasons for their divorce, you'd have a hell of a lot of overlapping.
Men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage - they've experienced pain and bought jewelry.
Marriage may be the closest thing to Heaven or Hell any of us will know on this earth.
Edwin Louis Cole
Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of husbands. Remember all men would be tyrants if they could.
It isn't tying himself to one woman that a man dreads when he thinks of marrying; it's separating himself from all the others.
Marriage: A word which should be pronounced 'mirage'.
Politics doesn't make strange bedfellows - marriage does.
The first time you marry for love, the second for money, and the third for companionship.
The true index of a man's character is the health of his wife.
My husband and I are either going to buy a dog or have a child. We can't decide whether to ruin our carpet or ruin our lives.
I married the first man I ever kissed. When I tell this to my children, they just about throw up.
Marriage is the alliance of two people, one of whom never remembers birthdays and the other who never forgets them.
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.
It destroys one's nerves to be amiable every day to the same human being.
No man is regular in his attendance at the House of Commons until he is married.
He that loves not his wife and children feeds a lioness at home, and broods a nest of sorrows.
It takes patience to appreciate domestic bliss; volatile spirits prefer unhappiness.
Men have a much better time of it than women. For one thing, they marry later; for another thing, they die earlier.
H. L. Mencken
Marriage is like a cage; one sees the birds outside desperate to get in, and those inside equally desperate to get out.
Michel de Montaigne
Protecting the institution of marriage safeguards, I believe, the American family.
Faithful women are all alike, they think only of their fidelity, never of their husbands.
Well married a person has wings, poorly married shackles.
Henry Ward Beecher
Love is often the fruit of marriage.
No man should marry until he has studied anatomy and dissected at least one woman.
Honore de Balzac
Marriage is a feast where the grace is sometimes better than the dinner.
Charles Caleb Colton
The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds - they mature slowly.
Peter De Vries
Love in marriage should be the accomplishment of a beautiful dream, and not, as it too often is, the end.
They dream in courtship, but in wedlock wake.
The difficulty with marriage is that we fall in love with a personality, but must live with a character.
Peter De Vries
It is a full time job being honest one moment at a time, remembering to love, to honor, to respect. It is a practice, a discipline, worthy of every moment.
I don't think my wife likes me very much, when I had a heart attack she wrote for an ambulance.
Married men live longer than single men. But married men are a lot more willing to die.
I like getting married, but I don't like being married.
Marriage, a market which has nothing free but the entrance.
Michel de Montaigne
The majority of husbands remind me of an orangutan trying to play the violin.
Honore de Balzac
Marriage must incessantly contend with a monster that devours everything: familiarity.
Honore de Balzac
Marriage is good for those who are afraid to sleep alone at night.
It's not always been a happy marriage. I guess I wanted a quick fix.
When you have a baby, love is automatic, when you get married, love is earned.
Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance.
Marriage is not about age; it's about finding the right person.
Marriage is an attempt to solve problems together which you didn't even have when you were on your own.
When a marriage works, nothing on earth can take its place.
Never feel remorse for what you have thought about your wife; she has thought much worse things about you.
Marriage is a gamble, let's be honest.
A so-called happy marriage corresponds to love as a correct poem to an improvised song.
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
Like everything which is not the involuntary result of fleeting emotion but the creation of time and will, any marriage, happy or unhappy, is infinitely more interesting than any romance, however passionate.
W. H. Auden
In olden times sacrifices were made at the altar - a practice which is still continued.
Marriage is the highest state of friendship. If happy, it lessens our cares by dividing them, at the same time that it doubles our pleasures by mutual participation.
She's been married so many times she has rice marks on her face.
Plant and your spouse plants with you; weed and you weed alone.
Never tell a secret to a bride or a groom; wait until they have been married longer.
E. W. Howe
Marriage is a series of desperate arguments people feel passionately about.
Marriage, it seems, confines every man to his proper rank.
Jean de la Bruyere
When I get married, it'll be no secret.
But, alas! what poor Woman is ever taught that she should have a higher Design than to get her a Husband?
Only choose in marriage a man whom you would choose as a friend if he were a woman.
Married people from my generation are like an endangered species!
If you want to know how your girl will treat you after marriage, just listen to her talking to her little brother.
Whoever, fleeing marriage and the sorrows that women cause, does not wish to wed comes to a deadly old age.
Marriage is an institution fits in perfect harmony with the laws of nature; whereas systems of slavery and segregation were designed to brutally oppress people and thereby violated the laws of nature.
If you want to read about love and marriage, you've got to buy two separate books.
Marriage is a mistake every man should make.
Many a man in love with a dimple makes the mistake of marrying the whole girl.
Married couples who work together to build and maintain a business assume broad responsibilities. Not only is their work important to our local and national economies, but their success is central to the well-being of their families.
Marrying an old bachelor is like buying second-hand furniture.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Instead of getting married again, I'm going to find a woman I don't like and give her a house.
Marriage, like money, is still with us; and, like money, progressively devalued.
The comfortable estate of widowhood is the only hope that keeps up a wife's spirits.
For marriage to be a success, every woman and every man should have her and his own bathroom. The end.
Sensual pleasures have the fleeting brilliance of a comet; a happy marriage has the tranquillity of a lovely sunset.
Is there a doctor in the house? My parents want me to marry you.
The critical period of matrimony is breakfast-time.
A. P. Herbert
I very much feel that marriage is a sacrament and that sacrament should extend... to that legal entity of a union between what traditionally in our Western values has been defined as between a man and a woman.
I am the most well-adjusted human being I know. I started out this investigation as a very happy man with a great career. I've got the life people dream about: I am rich, I am famous, I've got a fabulous marriage to an absolutely, spell-bindingly brilliant woman.
Marriage is an exercise in torture.
I wanted to marry a girl just like my mom.
The human brain starts working the moment you are born and never stops until you stand up to speak in public.
I think it's something that needs to be said - that there are interracial marriages out there, and the couples live happy lives, and there's nothing wrong with it.
I married beneath me, all women do.
Caesar might have married Cleopatra, but he had a wife at home. There's always something.
Marriage - a book of which the first chapter is written in poetry and the remaining chapters in prose.
Marrying a man is like buying something you've been admiring for a long time in a shop window. You may love it when you get it home, but it doesn't always go with everything else in the house.
Marriage is a financial contract; I have enough contracts already.
I might be celibate, but I appreciate the wonder of the sacrament of marriage.
One was never married, and that's his hell; another is, and that's his plague.
If it were not for the presents, an elopement would be preferable.
Why in almost all societies have married women specialized in bearing and rearing children and in certain agricultural activities, whereas married men have done most of the fighting and market work?
There's nothing like a good cheating song to make me want to run home to be with my wife.
Steven Curtis Chapman
The only good husbands stay bachelors: They're too considerate to get married.
Finley Peter Dunne
In a happy marriage it is the wife who provides the climate, the husband the landscape.
Marriage, for a woman at least, hampers the two things that made life to me glorious - friendship and learning.
I've had an exciting time; I married for love and got a little money along with it.
Marriages are made in heaven and consummated on Earth.
Quarrels often arise in marriages when the bridal gifts are excessive.
Always get married in the morning. That way if it doesn't work out, you haven't wasted the whole day.
I've had two proposals since I've been a widow. I am a wonderful catch, you know. I have a lot of money.
There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.
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 believe marriage is between a man and a woman. I am not in favor of gay marriage. But when you start playing around with constitutions, just to prohibit somebody who cares about another person, it just seems to me that's not what America's about. Usually, our constitutions expand liberties, they don't contract them.
I support gay marriage. I believe they have a right to be as miserable as the rest of us.
If you cannot work on the marriage or the women is a moron, staying married and cheating makes the most sense because divorce is disruptive to the family life and your bank account.
When people get married because they think it's a long-time love affair, they'll be divorced very soon, because all love affairs end in disappointment. But marriage is a recognition of a spiritual identity.
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
As to marriage or celibacy, let a man take which course he will, he will be sure to repent.
Let us now set forth one of the fundamental truths about marriage: the wife is in charge.
Marriage is an alliance entered into by a man who can't sleep with the window shut, and a woman who can't sleep with the window open.
George Bernard Shaw
Marriage is the most natural state of man, and... the state in which you will find solid happiness.
I opposed the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996. It should be repealed and I will vote for its repeal on the Senate floor. I will also oppose any proposal to amend the U.S. Constitution to ban gays and lesbians from marrying.
Having federal officials, whether judges, bureaucrats, or congressmen, impose a new definition of marriage on the people is an act of social engineering profoundly hostile to liberty.
In every marriage more than a week old, there are grounds for divorce. The trick is to find, and continue to find, grounds for marriage.
My view is that marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman. That's the position I've had for some time, and I don't intend to make any adjustments at this point... Or ever, by the way.
The one charm about marriage is that it makes a life of deception absolutely necessary for both parties.
Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight, dinner, soft music and dancing. She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays.
Brought up to respect the conventions, love had to end in marriage. I'm afraid it did.
All married couples should learn the art of battle as they should learn the art of making love. Good battle is objective and honest - never vicious or cruel. Good battle is healthy and constructive, and brings to a marriage the principles of equal partnership.
What I believe is that marriage is between a man and a woman, but what I also believe is that we have an obligation to make sure that gays and lesbians have the rights of citizenship that afford them visitations to hospitals, that allow them to be, to transfer property between partners, to make certain that they're not discriminated on the job.
The heart of marriage is memories; and if the two of you happen to have the same ones and can savor your reruns, then your marriage is a gift from the gods.
Many a good hanging prevents a bad marriage.
Marriage is like putting your hand into a bag of snakes in the hope of pulling out an eel.
Leonardo da Vinci
A woman asking "Am I good? Am I satisfied?" is extremely selfish. The less women fuss about themselves, the less they talk to other women, the more they try to please their husbands, the happier the marriage is going to be.
How marriage ruins a man! It is as demoralizing as cigarettes, and far more expensive.
Friendship is the marriage of the soul, and this marriage is liable to divorce.
In almost every marriage there is a selfish and an unselfish partner. A pattern is set up and soon becomes inflexible, of one person always making the demands and one person always giving way.
I think what makes our marriage work amid all the glare is that my husband is my best friend. He inspires everything in my life and enables me to do the best that I can. I want to hang out with him more than anyone.
Marriage is like life - it is a field of battle, not a bed of roses.
Robert Louis Stevenson
I like marriage. The idea.
Marriage is give and take. You'd better give it to her or she'll take it anyway.
Staying married may have long-term benefits. You can elicit much more sympathy from friends over a bad marriage than you ever can from a good divorce.
P. J. O'Rourke
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
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.
I've yet to be on a campus where most women weren't worrying about some aspect of combining marriage, children, and a career. I've yet to find one where many men were worrying about the same thing.
Marriage is good enough for the lower classes: they have facilities for desertion that are denied to us.
George Bernard Shaw
Marriage is the death of hope.
The problem with marriage is that it ends every night after making love, and it must be rebuilt every morning before breakfast.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who would want to live in an institution?
H. L. Mencken
Little children are still the symbol of the eternal marriage between love and duty.
There is no subject on which more dangerous nonsense is talked and thought than marriage.
George Bernard Shaw
Marriage is popular because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity.
George Bernard Shaw
Even in the common affairs of life, in love, friendship, and marriage, how little security have we when we trust our happiness in the hands of others!
Wit is the sudden marriage of ideas which before their union were not perceived to have any relation.
I have not supported same-sex marriage. I have supported civil partnerships and contractual relationships.
Every marriage is a mystery to me, even the one I'm in. So I'm no expert on it.
Well I think in a marriage you have to be honest and ask yourself, you know, what is my role? What is my responsibility?
Divorce is probably of nearly the same date as marriage. I believe, however, that marriage is some weeks the more ancient.
So many people prefer to live in drama because it's comfortable. It's like someone staying in a bad marriage or relationship - it's actually easier to stay because they know what to expect every day, versus leaving and not knowing what to expect.
A bride at her second marriage does not wear a veil. She wants to see what she is getting.
And let me make this very clear - unlike President Obama, I will not raise taxes on the middle class. As president, I will protect the sanctity of life. I will honor the institution of marriage. And I will guarantee America's first liberty: the freedom of religion.
After marriage, a woman's sight becomes so keen that she can see right through her husband without looking at him, and a man's so dull that he can look right through his wife without seeing her.
Always remember that the most important thing in a good marriage is not happiness, but stability.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
I'm done with men... I'm going to be alone. I have no luck with relationships. I don't think I'm made for marriage.
For it is mutual trust, even more than mutual interest that holds human associations together. Our friends seldom profit us but they make us feel safe. Marriage is a scheme to accomplish exactly that same end.
H. L. Mencken
I think there are a whole host of things that are civil rights, and then there are other things - such as traditional marriage - that, I think, express a community's concern and regard for a particular institution.
I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
A man's friendships are, like his will, invalidated by marriage - but they are also no less invalidated by the marriage of his friends.
Not cohabitation but consensus constitutes marriage.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Whenever a husband and wife begin to discuss their marriage they are giving evidence at a coroner's inquest.
H. L. Mencken
Like me, the great majority of Americans wish both to preserve the traditional definition of marriage and to oppose bias and intolerance directed towards gays and lesbians.
Culture, what you believe, what you value, how you live matters. Now, as fundamental as these principles are, they may become topics of democratic debates from time to time, so it is today with the enduring institution of marriage. Marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman.
In marriage do thou be wise: prefer the person before money, virtue before beauty, the mind before the body; then thou hast a wife, a friend, a companion, a second self.
Marriage is distinctly and repeatedly excluded from heaven. Is this because it is thought likely to mar the general felicity?
I love John Irving's stuff. It's that marriage of comedy and tragedy. It's really terrific.
Sticking with a marriage. That's true grit, man.
I love marriage.
I don't know how it is for women or for other guys, but when I was young and in my 20s, I had a fear of marriage.
I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to combine marriage and a career.
In mid-life the man wants to see how irresistible he still is to younger women. How they turn their hearts to stone and more or less commit a murder of their marriage I just don't know, but they do.
I come from divorce. I'm only doing marriage once. It's not a game for me.
In Hollywood a marriage is a success if it outlasts milk.
Political promises are much like marriage vows. They are made at the beginning of the relationship between candidate and voter, but are quickly forgotten.
Marriage is the tomb of love.
We will see a breakdown of the family and family values if we decide to approve same-sex marriage, and if we decide to establish homosexuality as an acceptable alternative lifestyle with all the benefits that go with equating it with the heterosexual lifestyle.
Marriage is wonderful.
Marriage brings up all the things I pushed to the back burner - the fears, the mistrust, the doubts, the insecurities. It's like opening Pandora's box.
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.
I love the concept of togetherness and the entwinement of marriage.
Marriage is a reflection of your life in general: how you treat people, how you argue, how secure you are in your own thoughts. How vehemently do you argue your point of view? With what disdain do you view the other's point of view?
I am against marriage, and I don't give a fig for society.
I firmly believe in marriage. It's a real important decision that takes a lot of dedication and time. If you're thinking about divorce. You shouldn't get married.
First love is first love, first marriage is first marriage, disappointment is disappointment.
The secret of a successful marriage is not to be at home too much.
Our Nation must defend the sanctity of marriage.
George W. Bush
Marriage must be a relation either of sympathy or of conquest.
One should believe in marriage as in the immortality of the soul.
Honore de Balzac
I didn't want to be one of those women who wake up at 63 years old and realize they've missed the window of opportunity for marriage and children.
I did commit to myself that I would not jump back into being the workaholic that I can be before I gave myself an honest opportunity to create the marriage of my dreams and to create the beginning of the family of my dreams, and that took a hot second.
The press is just not your friend when it comes to a marriage. That's why we didn't sell the pictures of our wedding, and we got offered millions of dollars for them, millions.
A key to keeping your husband is getting him to miss you. That keeps a marriage fresh.
I think even in a good marriage, especially if you stay together long enough, there are going to be events that happen.
I believe a marriage is between a man and a woman.
George W. Bush
A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love.
Pearl S. Buck
Sometimes I bust out and do things so permanent. Like tattoos and marriage.
Marriage is a very good thing, but I think it's a mistake to make a habit out of it.
W. Somerset Maugham
The details surrounding both my marriage and subsequent filing for divorce are private, and I had hoped to keep them that way for the sake of my family.
Crucial to understanding federalism in modern day America is the concept of mobility, or 'the ability to vote with your feet.' If you don't support the death penalty and citizens packing a pistol - don't come to Texas. If you don't like medicinal marijuana and gay marriage, don't move to California.
Marriage: A friendship recognized by the police.
Robert Louis Stevenson
You can forgive people who do not follow you through a philosophical disquisition; but to find your wife laughing when you had tears in your eyes, or staring when you were in a fit of laughter, would go some way towards a dissolution of the marriage.
Robert Louis Stevenson
It takes a lot of work to put together a marriage, to put together a family and a home.
I have a terrific marriage, but unlike a lot of relationships where they ebb and flow, no matter what happens you fall deeper and deeper in love every day. It's kind of the best thing that can happen to you. It's thrilling.
The secret of a happy marriage is finding the right person. You know they're right if you love to be with them all the time.
I suffered, I really suffered, with all three of my husbands. And I tried damn hard with all three, starting each marriage certain that it was going to last until the end of my life. Yet none of them lasted more than a year or two.
When you're a father in a marriage, you sort of become the mother's assistant. And you sort of get a list from her every day and you run down the list and it feels very much like a chore.
Louis C. K.
The sad truth is that the civil rights movement cannot be reborn until we identify the causes of black suffering, some of them self-inflicted. Why can't black leaders organize rallies around responsible sexuality, birth within marriage, parents reading to their children and students staying in school and doing homework?
Henry Louis Gates
I do not think that marriage is one of my talents. I've been much happier unmarried than married.
It's not someone else's responsibility to honor my marriage. It's my responsibility.
In marriage, a man becomes slack and selfish, and undergoes a fatty degeneration of his moral being.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Marriage is one long conversation, chequered by disputes.
Robert Louis Stevenson
What is marriage, is marriage protection or religion, is marriage renunciation or abundance, is marriage a stepping-stone or an end. What is marriage.
A wife lasts only for the length of the marriage, but an ex-wife is there for the rest of your life.
A marriage without conflicts is almost as inconceivable as a nation without crises.
Even if you plan a marriage and a family, you are never quite prepared for the reality versus how you imagined it. In a lot of ways it's better, and in a lot of ways it's worse. That's life, right?
An affair now and then is good for a marriage. It adds spice, stops it from getting boring... I ought to know.
Right now, I'm not really thinking about marriage.
I believe the home and marriage is the foundation of our society and must be protected.
Have you ever heard of a good marriage growing in front of the cameras?
We sleep in separate rooms, we have dinner apart, we take separate vacations - we're doing everything we can to keep our marriage together.
My decision to end my marriage was such a risk to lose ratings and lose my fan base. I had to take that risk for my inner peace and to be happy with myself.
Marriage is gonna be your stability through everything.
I couldn't bear a marriage in which one partner hinges on the other.
Marriage is miserable unless you find the right person that is your soulmate and that takes a lot of looking.
Before marriage, a man declares that he would lay down his life to serve you; after marriage, he won't even lay down his newspaper to talk to you.
I don't know why someone else's marriage has anything to do with me.
I read somewhere that Mitt and I have a 'storybook marriage.' Well, in the storybooks I read, there were never long, long, rainy winter afternoons in a house with five boys screaming at once. And those storybooks never seemed to have chapters called MS or breast cancer.
Children are supposed to help hold a marriage together. They do this in a number of ways. For instance, they demand so much attention that a husband and wife, concentrating on their children, fail to notice each other's faults.
Marriage is actually really terrifying. It doesn't work for many people.
Marriage, at this point in my life? I'm not interested in it. Yet. Maybe later when I'm 35 or 40.
You know, I believe that marriage is between a man and a woman.
Marriage changes everything.
Now that virtually every career is an option for ambitious girls, it can no longer be considered regressive or reactionary to reintroduce discussion of marriage and motherhood to primary education. We certainly do not want to return to the simplistic duality of home economics classes for girls and wood shop for boys.
It had not occurred to me that marriage requires the same effort as a career. And unlike a career, marriage requires a joint effort.
You know what's funny? I don't ever feel the need to escape. I have a strong marriage. I like my life. You hear about these guys having midlife crises - I don't see that happening to me.
Harry Connick, Jr.
I don't see any reason for marriage when there is divorce.
My marriage is on the rocks again, yeah, my wife just broke up with her boyfriend.
Spending only what the country can afford, rewarding savings, encouraging independence, supporting marriage: people know that these things are common sense.
Friendship is two-sided. It isn't a friend just because someone's doing something nice for you. That's a nice person. There's friendship when you do for each other. It's like marriage - it's two-sided.
President Bush once said that marriage is a sacred institution and should be reserved for the union of one man and one woman. If this is the case - and most Americans would agree with him on this - then I have to ask: Why is the government at all involved in marrying people?
If marriage really is a sacred institution, then why is the government controlling it, especially in a nation that affirms separation of church and state?
It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman should ever refuse an offer of marriage.
A sense of humor is great - it goes a long, long way in a marriage.
Feminism is dated? Yes, for privileged women like my daughter and all of us here today, but not for most of our sisters in the rest of the world who are still forced into premature marriage, prostitution, forced labor - they have children that they don't want or they cannot feed.
I think men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage. They've experienced pain and bought jewelry.
It's nice to know you have support. Last night I got a marriage proposal. I just laughed.
Woman, or more precisely put, perhaps, marriage, is the representative of life with which you are meant to come to terms.
Let a man do what he will by a single woman, the world is encouragingly apt to think Marriage a sufficient amends.
Love before marriage is absolutely necessary.
I'll always be sad that my marriage ended.
I'm so wrapped up in my work that it's often impossible to consider other things in my life. My marriage ended in divorce because of this, my relationship with Holly has suffered by this.
I never had a policy about marriage. I got married very young in life and I always think in all relationships, I've always thought that it's counterproductive to have a theory on that.
There is, hidden or flaunted, a sword between the sexes till an entire marriage reconciles them.
C. S. Lewis
Anyone who thinks that the vice-president can take a position independent of the president of his administration simply has no knowledge of politics or government. You are his choice in a political marriage, and he expects your absolute loyalty.
Hubert H. Humphrey
Marriage is obsolete and a trap.
If we abandon marriage, we abandon the family.
My mother had a son from previous marriage and her husband died in Second World War.
I have no difficulty with the recognition of civil unions for non-traditional relationships but I believe in law we should protect the traditional definition of marriage.
Sobering up was responsible for breaking up my marriage. That's what it couldn't stand.
I am fiscally prudent and socially progressive. I believe in protecting a woman's right to choose. I believe in marriage equality.
Marriage equality changed life for people.
But the key to our marriage is the capacity to give each other a break. And to realize that it's not how our similarities work together; it's how our differences work together.
Michael J. Fox
Love, the quest; marriage, the conquest; divorce, the inquest.
Mr. DeMille's theory of sexual difference was that marriage is an artificial state for women. The want to be taken, ruled, raped. That was his theory.
I believe marriage should be between one man and one woman. That's my view, and that'll be the view of our state because I wouldn't sign a bill that - like the one that was in New York.
Now I'm a wife and a mother of two. It's a really different role. I always referred to No Doubt as a marriage, because that's what it's like to be together for so long and go through what we've been through. I can't really have that relationship with them anymore.
A miracle... my biggest accomplishment is my marriage so far. Because it's hard, everyone knows it's hard.
Marriage equality is about more than just marriage. It's about something greater. It's about acceptance.
I'm all for same-sex marriage.
I believe in marriage. I believe marriage is a really important institution, it's one of the most important institutions we have.
In terms of the legal matter of creating a contract between two people that's called marriage, and allowing them to live together with the protection of law, it seems to me is the way we should be moving in this country.
I didn't think marriage worked. I thought everybody who was married was secretly miserable - that it was something they just put up with for their children.
Marriage is a risk; I think it's a great and glorious risk, as long as you embark on the adventure in the same spirit.
The most happy marriage I can picture or imagine to myself would be the union of a deaf man to a blind woman.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
If you've gone into a marriage and you haven't been clear about how you're going to handle money, how you want to raise kids, who is going to work or stay home or what have you, then you've set yourself up for failure.
There is nothing wrong with your marriage if you're dealing with bills and kids and the broken garbage disposal and in-laws and work demands. That's a normal marriage.
Marriage requires a special talent, like acting. Monogamy requires genius.
I'm 0 for 3 with marriage - the scoreboard doesn't lie, never has. So what we all have is a marriage of the heart. To sully or contaminate or radically disrespect this union with a shameful contract is something that I will leave to the amateurs and the Bible grippers.
I believe in traditional marriage and I believe in the Defense of Marriage Act.
Art is a marriage of the conscious and the unconscious.
For me it's also - the music is equally as important. I mean I think as somebody who writes music, there just has to sort of be the marriage between both.
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.
Is marriage for ever? I think you get married with the intention that it will be, but who knows?
It's so easy to grow apart; marriage takes work.
The possibility of divorce renders both marriage partners stricter in their observance of the duties they owe to each other. Divorces help to improve morals and to increase the population.
I would absolutely, definitely never sell my wedding pictures to a magazine. I'd like it to be a special day, not a photo shoot. And once you've done that, your marriage becomes everybody else's business.
More belongs to marriage than four legs in a bed.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Marriage is a good deal like a circus: there is not as much in it as is represented in the advertising.
E. W. Howe
Books and marriage go ill together.
I would love to have the same rights as everybody else. I would love, I don't care if it's called marriage. I don't care if it's called, you know, domestic partnership. I don't care what it's called.
A man's love, till it has been chastened and fastened by the feeling of duty which marriage brings with it, is instigated mainly by the difficulty of pursuit.
I'm not convinced about marriage. Divorce is so easy, and that fact that gay people are not allowed to marry takes much of the meaning out of it. Committing yourself to one person is sacred.
Anything outside marriage seems like freedom and excitement.
Never ever discount the idea of marriage. Sure, someone might tell you that marriage is just a piece of paper. Well, so is money, and what's more life-affirming than cold, hard cash?
There are few more powerful tools for promoting stability than the institution of marriage.
Iain Duncan Smith
Over the years the political establishment has frowned if a mainstream politician mentions marriage.
Iain Duncan Smith
I don't have this fantasy about marriage anymore. Everyone says it takes hard work. Well, it kind of does - and I'm much more pragmatic about romance than I used to be.
The rule with marriage is the less you talk about it the better, as far as I can tell.
I thought the divorce statistics would never apply to me. I was beyond heartbroken when they did. But I got up and got on with it. I also kept my belief in marriage.
Marriage is like twirling a baton, turning hand springs or eating with chopsticks. It looks easy until you try it.
Perhaps my problem in marriage-and it is the problem of many women-was to want both intimacy and independence. It is a difficult line to walk, yet both needs are important to a marriage.
The ceremony took six minutes. The marriage lasted about the same amount of time though we didn't get a divorce for almost a year.
Defining marriage is a power that should be left to the states. Moreover, no state should be forced to recognize a marriage that is not within its own laws, Constitution, and legal precedents.
Straight couples don't have to be monogamous to be married or married to be monogamous. Monogamy no more defines marriage than the presence of children does. Monogamy isn't compulsory and its absence doesn't invalidate a marriage.
The cultural expectation should be if there's infidelity, the marriage is more important than fidelity.
Traditional marriage is what should be sanctioned.
Since the dawn of time, traditional marriage - the union between one man and one woman - has been the building block of civilization, and at no point in our nation's history has that foundation been under more severe attack than now.
Marriage is a religious and state issue.
A good marriage is different to a happy marriage.
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
There was a time in the marriage when I could no longer look at myself in a mirror, couldn't feel I was a nice person. A bad relationship can do that, can make you doubt everything good you ever felt about yourself.
Marriage: a ceremony in which rings are put on the finger of the lady and through the nose of the gentleman.
I've always been wary of marriage.
Most of these alternative arrangements, so-called, arise out of the ruins of marriages, not as an improvement of old fashioned marriage.
I think marriage and athletes is a bad combination.
Nothing in life is as good as the marriage of true minds between man and woman. As good? It is life itself.
Pearl S. Buck
Our marriage is between us. If we decide to continue being together or not, it's our business.
In terms of my marriage, you know, falling in love with my husband was by far the best thing that's ever happened to me.
I don't know if I'm built for marriage.
In interviews I gave early on in my career, I was quoted as saying it was possible to have it all: a dynamic job, marriage, and children. In some respects, I was a social adolescent.
I don't think there's anything they can say about me that I haven't said about myself already. And I would be an absolute total liar, and my fans would not respect me, if I said that my life and my marriage are perfect. But we absolutely love each other; we have fun together - it's great.
Mary J. Blige
I tried marriage. I'm 0 for 3 with the marriage thing. So, being a ballplayer - I believe in numbers. I'm not going 0 for 4. I'm not wearing a golden sombrero.
Marriage is like a game of chess except the board is flowing water, the pieces are made of smoke and no move you make will have any effect on the outcome.
The truth is you can have a great marriage, but there are still no guarantees.
Marriage brings one into fatal connection with custom and tradition, and traditions and customs are like the wind and weather, altogether incalculable.
Marriage is a big deal, but who's to say I'm not going to pull a Vegas and get married to see what it's like for a minute?
My father was very big on marriage.
I believe in traditional marriage.
Well, marriage is a very important part of our culture and our society. If we want to have a hopeful and decent society, we ought to aim for the ideal.
Never stay in a bad marriage, and don't hang around with psycho coke fiends.
I think of marriage as a garden. You have to tend to it. Respect it, take care of it, feed it. Make sure everyone is getting the right amount of, um, sunlight.
It devastates me now that I have been reduced to a Hollywood statistic - another joke marriage.
I've had two terrific relationships, but both ended in marriage.
I believe in the institution of marriage, and I intend to keep trying till I get it right.
Accident counts for as much in companionship as in marriage.
Coming to terms with the fact that my marriage was a failure was devastating and very difficult.
It's all kind of a big illusion: the white picket fence and the perfect marriage and the kids. Check that box off, check that box off, and move forward.
Well, my view before was a Western view, and I certainly understand marriage equality and civil rights, equal rights for all, but having visited developing nations and some of the poorest nations in the world, I realize how deep it goes and how much work really needs to be done to create equality for all.
When the rose and the cross are united the alchemical marriage is complete and the drama ends. Then we wake from history and enter eternity.
Robert Anton Wilson
You know, there were major problems in my marriage.
While 45 of the 50 States have either a State constitutional amendment or a statute that preserves the current definition of marriage, left-wing activist judges and officials at the local levels have struck down State laws protecting marriage.
And that is why marriage and family law has emphasized the importance of marriage as the foundation of family, addressing the needs of children in the most positive way.
Well you know, I think a lot of us in marriage know that you play different roles at different times. And Mitt can get very intense, and I can have the ability to kind of talk him off the rails sometimes and say, 'Hey let's look at what is really important and let's do that now.'
In marriage, it's always that give and take and rebalancing that we have to do in how we can help each other. But, I have been known at times by my sons, that is the name that they call me-the Mitt stabilizer.
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.
In 1977 we played America and Europe three times, and Japan - my marriage suffered as a result. My then wife took the kids to Canada to be near her parents.
I think marriage is ghastly.
The biggest problem in my life is trying to be the kind of man that I want to be, the father that I want to be, and how to process the failure of my marriage.
I always felt that a marriage works best at a farm... where you're together and everybody has clear-cut roles; they have chores, 'you take care of this' and you know. But it's hard.
I don't know what my version of a relationship or marriage is yet, because the typical model seems a little broken to me.
Marriage is this grand madness, and I think if people knew that, they would perhaps take it more seriously.
In a bad marriage, friends are the invisible glue. If we have enough friends, we may go on for years, intending to leave, talking about leaving - instead of actually getting up and leaving.
The biggest financial pitfall in life is divorce. And the biggest reason for divorce is marriage.
Marriage is an institution, and you must be fully committed to it.
Marriage is something that needs to be worked on every day. I don't know if I'm the one to give marital advice since I've only been married for a little over a year, but marriage is certainly easier if you are open, trusting and loving.
Women today have more of an overview of their lives and how marriage is or is not a part of it.
I was looking very much for a career. My second marriage to Stan Herman had ended, and I wanted very much to be independent, not take alimony from him, be on my own, do the right thing.
Courtship is to marriage, as a very witty prologue to a very dull play.
My kids have moved more in their twenties, you know, than my parents have moved in nearly 40-something years of marriage before they died. So there's a part of me that laments what we have lost, and that is a sense of community.
I think like any marriage, especially when you've had divorced parents like myself; you want to try even harder to make it work.
Every marriage tends to consist of an aristocrat and a peasant. Of a teacher and a learner.
That a marriage ends is less than ideal; but all things end under heaven, and if temporality is held to be invalidating, then nothing real succeeds.
The first breath of adultery is the freest; after it, constraints aping marriage develop.
I don't think young men or women should feel pressured into marriage. You shouldn't marry anyone, in my opinion, who you have to try hard for.
Marriage is like a formality for me.
No, I think marriage is a great thing.
People try much less hard to make a marriage work than they used to fifty years ago. Divorce is easier.
Love is more pleasant than marriage for the same reason that novels are more amusing than history.
To me marriage is for five or ten years.
The clearest explanation for the failure of any marriage is that the two people are incompatible; that is, that one is male and the other female.
Cross-cultural marriage is difficult, especially when one person has to live in another country. But I thought there was a very good chance of it working because people grow together if they have a common passion.
Marriage! Nothing else demands so much of a man.
How do you explain the bond between man and wife? Well, for one thing, it's private. What people do in their own marriage is their own business.
Before marriage, many couples are very much like people rushing to catch an airplane; once aboard, they turn into passengers. They just sit there.
Marriage made more sense when it was indissoluble. It's the woman trying to cope with the strains of a one-parent family who will suffer most from the relaxation of the divorce laws.
I put my career in second place throughout both my marriages and it suffered. I don't regret it. You make choices. If you want a good marriage, you must pay attention to that. If you want to be independent, go ahead. You can't have it all.
The priesthood is a marriage. People often start by falling in love, and they go on for years without realizing that love must change into some other love which is so unlike it that it can hardly be recognized as love at all.
One doesn't have to get anywhere in a marriage. It's not a public conveyance.
This marriage is no one's business but our own.
I ran to my marriage, I was happily ready to take on marriage.
I find it disturbing that the media keeps referring to my marriage, since I got divorced in 1979. But the media never wants to let me forget.
I've always been clear, I support the traditional definition of marriage.
On the one hand, the idea of marriage and the sort of traditional family life repulses me. But on the other hand, I long for it, you know what I mean? I'm constantly in conflict with things. And it is because of my past and my upbringing and the journey that I've been on.
The Amateur Marriage grew out of the reflection that of all the opportunities to show differences in character, surely an unhappy marriage must be the richest.
Marriage is socialism among two people.
Marriage is the torment of one, the felicity of two, the strife and enmity of three.
Marriage is really tough because you have to deal with feelings... and lawyers.
Here in Hollywood you can actually get a marriage license printed on an Etch-A-Sketch.
Bring a wife home to your house when you are of the right age, not far short of 30 years, nor much above; this is the right time for marriage.
My parents separated when I was four. It wasn't the smoothest of divorces, but then as my mother always says, you can't have a passionate marriage without a passionate divorce.
Sophie Ellis Bextor
I haven't been faithful to my wife. Our marriage has been tainted with my infidelities. I was irresponsible.
I've always been suspicious of TV, I've always found music and video to be an unhappy marriage.