Quotes, Sayings and Thoughts

The real marriage of true minds is for any two people to possess a sense of humour or irony pitched in exactly same key, so that their joint glances at any subject cross like interarching searchlights.

- Edith Wharton


Marriages, like careers, need constant nurturing ... the secret of having it all is loving it all.

- Joyce Brothers


The more time you invest in a marriage, the more valuable it becomes.

- Amy Grant


Opposites attract, but like is much easier to be married to.

- Diana Douglas


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

- Mignon McLaughlin

Marriage is the price men pay for sex, sex is the price woman pay for marriage.

It isn't tying to one woman that a man dreads when he thinks of marrying; it's separating himself from all the others.

- Helen Rowland

Marriage - a souvenir of love.

- Helen Rowland

Love, the quest; marriage, the conquest; divorce, the inquest.

- Helen Rowland

A man marries to have a home, but also because he doesn't want to be bothered with sex and all that sort of thing.

- W. Somerset Maugham

There are four stages to a marriage. First there's the affair, then there's the marriage, then children and finally the fourth stage, without which you cannot know a woman, the divorce.

- Norman Mailer


Love makes fools, marriage cuckolds, and patriotism malevolent imbeciles.

- Paul Leautaud

Very few modern women either like or desire marriage, especially after the ceremony has been performed. Primarily women wish attention and affection. Matrimony is something they accept when there is no alternative. Really, it is a waste of time, and hazardous, to marry them. It leaves one open to a rival. Husbands, good or bad, always have rivals. Lovers, never.

- Helen Lawrenson


Marriage is a good deal like a circus: there is not so much in it as is represented in the advertising.

- Edgar Watson Howe


The woman who does not marry makes a blunder that can only be compared to that of the man who does.

- Comtesse de Martel de Janville


Love is an ideal thing, marriage is a real thing; a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A man in love is incomplete until he is married. Then he is finished.

- Zsa Zsa Gabor


Marriage - the state or condition of a community consisting of a master, a mistress and two slaves, making in all, two.

- Ambrose Bierce

Marriage always demands the greatest understanding of the art of insincerity possible between two human beings.

- Vicki Baum


Marriage must incessantly contend with a monster that devours everything: familiarity.

- Honore De Balzac

When should a man marry? A you man, not yet; an elder man, not at all.

- Sir Francis Bacon


If you are afraid of loneliness, don’t marry.

- Anton Chekov


Courtship to marriage, as a very witty prologue to a very dull play.

- William Congreve


The dread of loneliness is greater than the fear of bondage, so we get married.

- Cyril Connolly

Marriage is but for a little while, it is alimony that is forever.

- Quentin Crisp

Marriage is a lottery in which men stake their liberty and women their happiness.

- Virginie Dex Rieux


The complaints which anyone voices against his mate indicate exactly the qualities which stimulated attraction before marriage.

- Dr. Rudolf Dreikurs


Marriage is two people agreeing to tell the same lie.

- Karen Durbin


Marriage, in life, is like a duel in the midst of a battle.

- Edmond About