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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Quotations About Marriage II

What we love about love is the fever, which marriage puts to bed and cures. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960
Between a man and his wife nothing ought to rule but love. ~William Penn
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 and Love
Marriage is a wonderful invention: then again, so is a bicycle repair kit. ~Billy Connolly
Marriage is good for those who are afraid to sleep alone at night. ~St. Jerome, Attack on Jovinian
My mother once told me that if a married couple puts a penny in a pot for every time they make love in the first year, and takes a penny out every time after that, they’ll never get all the pennies out of the pot. ~Armistead Maupin, Tales of the City, 1978
The way to hold a husband is to keep him a little jealous; the way to lose him is to keep him a little more jealous. ~H.L. Mencken
A great poet has seldom sung of lawfully wedded happiness, but of free and secret love; and in this respect, too the time is coming when there will no longer be one standard of morality for poetry and another for life. To anyone tender of conscience, the ties formed by a free connection are stronger than the legal ones. ~Ellen Key, quoted by Sprading in Liberty and the Great Libertarians
Any married man should forget his mistakes – no use two people remembering the same thing. ~Duane Dewel
Men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage – they’ve experienced pain and bought jewelry. ~Rita Rudner
Then marriage may be said to be past in all quietnesse, when the wife is blind, and the husband deaf. ~Thomas Heywood, “Dialogues”
A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband. ~Michel de Montaigne, Essays
Getting married is a lot like getting into a tub of hot water. After you get used to it, it ain’t so hot. ~Minnie Pearl
It is easier to be a lover than a husband for the simple reason that it is more difficult to be witty every day than to say pretty things from time to time. ~Balzac, Physiologie du mariage, 1829
And when will there be an end of marrying? I suppose, when there is an end of living! ~Tertullian
The surest way to be alone is to get married. ~Gloria Steinem
When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible. ~Nora Ephron, When Harry Met Sally
Marriage is like a bank account. You put it in, you take it out, you lose interest. ~Irwin Corey
If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism of one, go ahead, get married. ~Katharine Houghton Hepburn
The total amount of undesired sex endured by women is probably greater in marriage than in prostitution. ~Bertrand Russell, Marriage and Morals
The marriage of convenience has this to recommend it: we are better judges of convenience than we are of love. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960
Love is blind, but marriage restores its sight. ~Samuel Lichtenberg
The best way to remember your wife’s birthday is to forget it once. ~H.V. Prochnow
Marriage is like pleading guilty to an indefinite sentence. Without parole. ~John Mortimer, The Trials of Rumpole

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