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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.
"What Is This Thing Called Love?" Red book, February 1975
I would say that the surest measure of a man's or a woman's maturity is the harmony, style, joy, and dignity he creates in his marriage, and the pleasure and inspiration he provides for his spouse.
quoted in Older & Wiser: 716 Memorable Quotes from Those Who Have Lived the Longest and Seen the Most by G. B.
Dianda and B.J. Hofmayer, eds., 1995
Every marriage is a battle between two families struggling to reproduce themselves.
The New York Times, April 25, 1995
I would like to have engraved inside every wedding band "Be kind to one another ". This is the Golden Rule of marriage and the secret of making love last through the years.
My Little Church around the Corner, 1957
Marriage should always combat the monster that devours every-thing: habit.
HONORE DL BALZAC
Physiology of Marriage, 1829
Marriage is a series of desperate arguments people feel passionately about.
It doesn't much signify whom one marries, for one is sure to find next morning that it was someone else.
quoted in Table Talk of Samuel Rogers by Alexander Dyce, ed.,1890
Marriage is a feast where the grace is sometimes better than the dinner.
CHARLES CALEB COLTON
A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966
Take each other for better or worse, but not for granted.
Always Ask a Man, 1965
Marriage is a wonderful invention; but then again, so is a bicycle repair kit.
quoted in Billy Connolly by Duncan Campbell, 1976
When a woman gets married it is like jumping into a hole in the ice in the middle of winter; you do it once and you remember it the rest of your days.
The Lower Depths, 1903
It takes a long time to be really married. One marries many times at many levels within a marriage. If you have more marriages than you have divorces within the marriage, you're lucky and you stick it out.
quoted in I Dream a World by Brian Lanker, 1989
The sum which two married people owe to one another defies calculation. It is an infinite debt, which can only be discharged through all eternity
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
Elective Affinities, 1808
Perhaps this is in the end what most marriages are-gentleness, memory and habit.
That Was Yesterday, 1932
For what is wedlock forced, but a hell,
An age of discord and continual strife?
Whereas the contrary bringeth bliss,
And is a pattern of celestial peace.
King Henry VI, 1591
I suspect that in every good marriage there are times when love seems to be over.
Two-Part Invention, 1988
To keep the fire burning brightly there's one easy rule: Keep the two logs together, near enough to keep each other warm and far enough apart-about a finger's breadth-for breathing room. Good fire, good marriage, same rule.
MARNIE REED CROWELL
Greener Pastures, 1973
He has married me with a ring, a ring of bright water
Whose ripples spread from the heart of the sea,
He has married me with a ring of light, the glitter
Broadcast on the swift river.
The Marriage of Psyche, 1952
Never marry a man who hates his mother, because he'll end up hating you.
Observer, September 12, 1982
The married ones are those who have taken the terrible risk of intimacy and having taken it, know life without intimacy to be impossible.
Ms., August 1974
Look for a sweet person. Forget rich.
advice on choosing a spouse, The New Yorker, September 15, 1986
My love for you is mixed throughout my body
Love Songs of the New Kingdom, 1550-1080 B.C.
People stay married because they want to, not because the doors are locked.
No one on this planet ever really chooses each other. I mean, it's all a question of quantum physics, molecular attraction and timing.
Bull Durham, 1988
So they were married-to be the more together- And found they were never again so much together,
Divided by the morning tea,
By the evening paper,
By children and tradesmen's bills.
"Les Sylphides," 1941
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
Modern Manners, 1984
Marriage is like a besieged castle; those who are on the outside wish to get in; and those who are on the inside wish to get out.
Love is not weakness. It is strong. Only the sacrament of marriage can contain it.
Dr Zhivago, 1958
There is probably nothing like living together for blinding people to each other.
quoted in Uncommon Scold by Abby Adams, 1989.
Like everyone who is not in love, he imagined that one chose the person whom one loved after endless deliberations and on the strength of various qualities and advantages.
Cities of the Plain, 1922
Marriage is our last, best chance to grow up.
Ladies Home Journal, April 1961
Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds
Or bends with the remover to remove.
0, no! it is an ever-fix'd mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken.
Sonnet XVI, ca 1598
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