Thursday, July 27, 2017


Ann Beattie:

The real killer was when you married the wrong person but had the right children.

Arlene Dahl:

Take each other for better or worse but not for granted.

Candice Bergen:

I used to believe that marriage would diminish me, reduce my options. That you had to be someone less to live with someone else when, of course, you have to be someone more.

Claire Trevor:

What a holler would ensue if people had to pay the minister as much to marry them as they have to pay a lawyer to get them a divorce.

Elizabeth Gouge:

Marriage is a very long process.

Elizabeth Hawes:

If you feel like getting a divorce, you are no exception to the general rule.

Gloria Steinem:

I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to combine marriage and a career.

Helen Rowland:

Marriage is like twirling a baton, turning a handspring or eating with chopsticks; it looks so easy until you try it.

Helen Rowland:

Before marriage, a man will go home and lie awake all night thinking about something you said; after marriage, he’ll go to sleep before you finish saying it.

Ilka Chase:

The very fact that we make such a to-do over golden weddings indicates our amazement at human endurance. The celebration is more in the nature of a reward for stamina.

Judith Viorst:

One advantage of marriage, it seems to me, is that when you fall out of love with him, or he falls out of love with you, it keeps you together until you maybe fall in again.

Katharine Hepburn:

If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism of one, go ahead, get married.

Lucretia Mott:

In the true marriage relation, the independence of the husband and wife is equal, the dependence mutual and their obligations reciprocal.

Meredith Tax:

I married twice. The first time was to show my mother I could.

Mignon McLaughlin:

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

Mignon McLaughlin:

If you made a list of the 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.

Nancy Astor:

I married beneath me, all women do.

Ruby Dee:

It takes a long time to be really married. One marries many times at many different levels within a marriage. If you have more marriages than you have divorces within the marriage, you’re lucky and you stick it out.

Ruth Bell Graham:

A happy marriage is the union of two forgivers.

Susan B. Anthony:

Marriage, to women as to men, must be a luxury, not a necessity; an incident of life, not all of it.


The trouble with some women is that they get all excited about nothing – and then marry him.

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