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)

Accident counts for as much in companionship as in marriage.
- Henry B. Adams
(Keywords: Marriage, Accident, Companionship)

I was sent to a nice Church of England girls' school and at that time, after university, a woman was expected to become a teacher, a nurse or a missionary - prior to marriage.
- Kate Adie
(Keywords: Marriage, Time, Church, England, Girls, School, University, Woman)

Marriage hasn't been my thing. But gay people, knock yourselves out!
- Ben Affleck
(Keywords: Marriage, People, Gay)

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)

In every marriage more than a week old, there are grounds for divorce. The trick is to find, and continue to find, grounds for marriage.
- Robert Anderson
(Keywords: Marriage, Divorce, Old)

The real act of marriage takes place in the heart, not in the ballroom or church or synagogue. It's a choice you make - not just on your wedding day, but over and over again - and that choice is reflected in the way you treat your husband or wife.
- Barbara de Angelis
(Keywords: Marriage, Wedding, Wife, Husband, Heart, Church, Act, Choice, Day)

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)

Children are supposed to help hold a marriage together. They do this in a number of ways. For instance, they demand so much attention that a husband and wife, concentrating on their children, fail to notice each other's faults.
- Richard Armour
(Keywords: Marriage, Wife, Husband, Attention, Children, Faults, Help)

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)

It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman should ever refuse an offer of marriage.
- Jane Austen
(Keywords: Marriage, Man, Woman)

I do not believe that defending traditional marriage between one man and one woman excludes anybody or usurps anybody's civil rights and denies anybody their civil rights.
- Alan Autry
(Keywords: Marriage, Civil rights, Man, Woman)

In marriage there are no manners to keep up, and beneath the wildest accusations no real criticism. Each is familiar with that ancient child in the other who may erupt again. We are not ridiculous to ourselves. We are ageless. That is the luxury of the wedding ring.
- Enid Bagnold
(Keywords: Marriage, Wedding, Accusations, Criticism, Luxury, Manners, May)

One should believe in marriage as in the immortality of the soul.
- Honore de Balzac
(Keywords: Marriage, Soul, Immortality)

Marriage must incessantly contend with a monster that devours everything: familiarity.
- Honore de Balzac
(Keywords: Marriage, Familiarity)

My marriage had been impulsive. That marriage should have been short-lived instead of the 23 years it spanned.
- Joseph Barbera
(Keywords: Marriage, Years)

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

Marriage requires a special talent, like acting. Monogamy requires genius.
- Warren Beatty
(Keywords: Marriage, Talent, Genius, Acting)

I mean, for all of his faults and the troubles in his marriage, Bill Clinton is still married to a girl he met in the library 25 years ago at school. Can we say that about many of our other leaders today in America, including on the right wing?
- Paul Begala
(Keywords: Marriage, America, Faults, Leaders, Right, School, Today, Years)

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)

Marriage and the creation of families has been an integral part of our society since its creation; it should not be defined without the kind of involvement by the people which a constitutional process would require.
- Robert Foster Bennett
(Keywords: Marriage, Society, People, Creation)

To us marriage is first, everything else is second.
- Julie Benz
(Keywords: Marriage, First)

Never again! I can see no reason for marriage - ever at all. I've had it. Three times is enough.
- Ingrid Bergman
(Keywords: Marriage, Reason)

I'm done with men... I'm going to be alone. I have no luck with relationships. I don't think I'm made for marriage.
- Halle Berry
(Keywords: Marriage, Men, Luck, Relationships)

Love: A temporary insanity curable by marriage.
- Ambrose Bierce
(Keywords: Marriage, Insanity)

Marriage, n: the state or condition of a community consisting of a master, a mistress, and two slaves, making in all, two.
- Ambrose Bierce
(Keywords: Marriage, Community, State)

Second, marriage is an issue that our Founding Fathers wisely left to the states.
- Judy Biggert
(Keywords: Marriage, Fathers, Founding, states)

Let me first state that I believe that marriage is a sacred union between one man and one woman.
- Judy Biggert
(Keywords: Marriage, First, Man, State, Woman)

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)

While 45 of the 50 States have either a State constitutional amendment or a statute that preserves the current definition of marriage, left-wing activist judges and officials at the local levels have struck down State laws protecting marriage.
- John Boehner
(Keywords: Marriage, Judges, Laws, State, states)

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 think the institution of marriage is a great idea, but for me it's just an idea.
- Lara Flynn Boyle
(Keywords: Marriage, Idea)

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)

In a happy marriage it is the wife who provides the climate, the husband the landscape.
- Gerald Brenan
(Keywords: Marriage, Wife, Husband, Climate)

Sticking with a marriage. That's true grit, man.
- Jeff Bridges
(Keywords: Marriage, Man)

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)

I know one husband and wife who, whatever the official reasons given to the court for the break up of their marriage, were really divorced because the husband believed that nobody ought to read while he was talking and the wife that nobody ought to talk while she was reading.
- Vera Brittain
(Keywords: Marriage, Wife, Husband, Court, Reading, Talk, Talking)

Marriage is not just spiritual communion, it is also remembering to take out the trash.
- Joyce Brothers
(Keywords: Marriage, Spiritual)

I do not support a constitutional amendment to prohibit gay marriage.
- Corrine Brown
(Keywords: Marriage, Gay, Support)

Marriage has historically been in the domain of the States to regulate.
- Corrine Brown
(Keywords: Marriage, states)



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