Quotations on Marriage

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Marriage, in life, is like a duel in the midst of a battle.
- Edmond About
(Keywords: Life, Marriage, Battle)

It's risky in a marriage for a man to come home too late, but it can sometimes pose an even greater risk if he comes home too early.
- Marcel Achard
(Keywords: Home, Marriage, Man, Risk)

Marriage is the death of hope.
- Woody Allen
(Keywords: Death, Marriage, Hope)

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.
- Isabel Allende
(Keywords: Women, Marriage, Daughter, Children, Feminism, Labor, Prostitution, Rest, Sisters, Today, Want, World)

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
(Keywords: Love, Marriage, Day)

Women hope men will change after marriage but they don't; men hope women won't change but they do.
- Bettina Arndt
(Keywords: Change, Marriage, Men, Women, Hope, Will)

I liked the premise of this material. I love the marriage relationship. They kind of keep each other honest, and they enjoy each other's sense of humor. Kind of a sexy but boring relationship.
- Patricia Arquette
(Keywords: Love, Marriage, Humor, Sense)

Neither of us entered marriage thinking it wouldn't be a strain. Life has strains in it, and he's the person I want to strain with.
- Patricia Arquette
(Keywords: Life, Marriage, Thinking, Want)

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
(Keywords: Time, Marriage, Romance, Creation, Emotion, Result, Will)

Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance.
- Jane Austen
(Keywords: Happiness, Marriage, Chance)

Marriage always demands the greatest understanding of the art of insincerity possible between two human beings.
- Vicki Baum
(Keywords: Art, Marriage, Insincerity, Understanding)

After a while in marriage, it doesn't work anymore. There is something missing, there is something wrong. There are few marriages that stay alive forever. We like something, and after a while, we hate what we used to love.
- Monica Bellucci
(Keywords: Love, Work, Marriage, Hate, Wrong)

We must have great respect for these people who also suffer and who want to find their own way of correct living. On the other hand, to create a legal form of a kind of homosexual marriage, in reality, does not help these people.
- Pope Benedict XVI
(Keywords: Legal, Marriage, People, Help, Living, Reality, Respect, Want)

No Congress ever has seen fit to amend the Constitution to address any issue related to marriage. No Constitutional Amendment was needed to ban polygamy or bigamy, nor was a Constitutional Amendment needed to set a uniform age of majority to ban child marriages.
- Judy Biggert
(Keywords: Age, Marriage, Congress, Constitution, Majority)

Protecting the institution of marriage safeguards, I believe, the American family.
- John Boehner
(Keywords: Family, Marriage, American)

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.
- John Boehner
(Keywords: Family, Marriage, Positive, Children, Importance, Law, Needs)

My mother, brave woman, lost her whole family when she decided to marry a black man in the '60s. When the marriage fell apart, she had to come back to her family.
- Lisa Bonet
(Keywords: Family, Marriage, Mother, Man, Woman)

I'm also interested in the modern suggestion that you can have a combination of love and sex in a marriage - which no previous society has ever believed.
- Alain de Botton
(Keywords: Love, Marriage, Society, Sex)

I remember driving home one evening while they were reviewing the papers on the radio. One of the articles was about me separating from my wife. It's a weird thing to listen to a news report about the break-up of your marriage.
- Rory Bremner
(Keywords: Home, Marriage, Wife, Driving, Evening, News)

I love John Irving's stuff. It's that marriage of comedy and tragedy. It's really terrific.
- Jeff Bridges
(Keywords: Love, Marriage, Comedy, Tragedy)

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
(Keywords: Life, Marriage, Man, Nothing, Woman)

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
(Keywords: Change, Love, Marriage, Growth)

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.
- Joseph Campbell
(Keywords: Love, Marriage, People, Disappointment, End, Identity, Spiritual)

I don't know of many evangelicals who want to deny gay couples their legal rights. However, most of us don't want to call it marriage, because we think that word has religious connotations, and we're not ready to see it used in ways that offend us.
- Tony Campolo
(Keywords: Legal, Marriage, Rights, Gay, Religious, Want, Word)

But I think it's up to a local congregation to determine whether or not a marriage should be blessed of God. And it shouldn't be up to the government.
- Tony Campolo
(Keywords: Government, Marriage, God)

I'm not cynical about marriage or romance. I enjoyed being married. And although being single was fun for a while, there was always the risk of dating someone who'd owned a lunch box with my picture on it.
- Shaun Cassidy
(Keywords: Dating, Marriage, Romance, Being, Fun, Risk)

Getting married, for me, was the best thing I ever did. I was suddenly beset with an immense sense of release, that we have something more important than our separate selves, and that is the marriage. There's immense happiness that can come from working towards that.
- Nick Cave
(Keywords: Happiness, Marriage, Sense)

Traditional marriage between a man and a woman has been a cornerstone of our society for generations. If we are going to change that, it ought to be done by the will of the people.
- Steve Chabot
(Keywords: Change, Marriage, Society, People, Generations, Man, Will, Woman)

Love is more pleasant than marriage for the same reason that novels are more amusing than history.
- Nicolas Chamfort
(Keywords: History, Love, Marriage, Reason)

The secret of a successful marriage is not to be at home too much.
- Colin Chapman
(Keywords: Home, Marriage, Successful)

Their lives have been largely defined by failure and you would think the prospect of marriage, which is supposed to be bountiful and hopeful, it's just really another kind of tangential thing in his life.
- Thomas Haden Church
(Keywords: Life, Marriage, Failure)

Art is a marriage of the conscious and the unconscious.
- Jean Cocteau
(Keywords: Art, Marriage, Unconscious)

I don't know if I believe in marriage. I believe in family, love and children.
- Penelope Cruz
(Keywords: Love, Family, Marriage, Children)

I am fiscally prudent and socially progressive. I believe in protecting a woman's right to choose. I believe in marriage equality.
- Andrew Cuomo
(Keywords: Equality, Marriage, Right, Woman)

Brought up to respect the conventions, love had to end in marriage. I'm afraid it did.
- Bette Davis
(Keywords: Love, Marriage, End, Respect)

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.
- Jim DeMint
(Keywords: History, Marriage, Time, Civilization, Building, Dawn, Man, Nation, Now, Woman)

I think like any marriage, especially when you've had divorced parents like myself; you want to try even harder to make it work.
- Princess Diana
(Keywords: Work, Marriage, Parents, Want)

I think that marriage is an amazing institution and should be preserved, and you can have great marriages, and you must because sharing your life with someone is like the greatest thing. And I loved being able to set a good example for that on television.
- Jenna Elfman
(Keywords: Life, Marriage, Being, Example, Sharing, Television)

Little children are still the symbol of the eternal marriage between love and duty.
- George Eliot
(Keywords: Love, Marriage, Children, Duty, Symbol)

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.
- James Ellroy
(Keywords: Life, Marriage, People, Dream, Being, Career, Famous, Investigation, Man, Woman)

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.
- Jerry Falwell
(Keywords: Family, Marriage, Values, Benefits, Homosexuality, Will)

For the life of me, I don't understand what honest motive there is in putting this in front of this body to philosophically debate marriage on a constitutional amendment that is not going to happen, and which is enormously divisive in all of our communities.
- Dianne Feinstein
(Keywords: Life, Marriage, Body, Debate, Motive)

Where there's marriage without love, there will be love without marriage.
- Benjamin Franklin
(Keywords: Love, Marriage, Will)

Marriage is the most natural state of man, and... the state in which you will find solid happiness.
- Benjamin Franklin
(Keywords: Happiness, Marriage, Man, State, Will)

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.
- Bill Frist
(Keywords: Legal, Marriage, Values, Man, Woman)

I never thought I'd spend all my life with Gary. I suppose I was quite cynical about marriage. But with Jude, I knew right from the beginning: there was an electricity I'd never felt before. It was so easy, we talked for hours. It was a relief, really.
- Sadie Frost
(Keywords: Life, Marriage, Thought, Electricity, Right)

I also think it was important for me and Freddie to be able to have a lot of time to share our lives at the beginning of our marriage rather than my coming home at 9 or 10 at night from the set. Things have really worked out for the best for both of us.
- Sarah Michelle Gellar
(Keywords: Home, Marriage, Time, Beginning, Night)

After about 20 years of marriage, I'm finally starting to scratch the surface of what women want. And I think the answer lies somewhere between conversation and chocolate.
- Mel Gibson
(Keywords: Women, Marriage, Conversation, Lies, Want, Years)

I think there are some people in life who are not marriage material and Chris is one of them.
- Sharon Gless
(Keywords: Life, Marriage, People)

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
(Keywords: Love, Marriage, Examination, Will)



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