813 Inspiring Quotes about Marriage

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Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence. Second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience.

— Oscar Wilde

In terms of my involvement in ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ and marriage equality and anti-bullying and social emotional learning in schools – these are all things that arise out of my relationship with the world and with my fans.

— Lady Gaga

In fact, the Bible tells us that the union of man and woman in marriage points to the climatic final scene – when Christ returns for His church, the bride He died to save (Ephesians 5:31-32).

— Joshua Harris, Boy Meets Girl: Say Hello to Courtship

I’m not sure how we got to this place, where a girl’s only value is in what kind of marriage she has, how capable she is of keeping a man happy.

— Amy Engel, The Book of Ivy

My decision to end my marriage was such a risk to lose ratings and lose my fan base. I had to take that risk for my inner peace and to be happy with myself.

— Kim Kardashian

May this marriage be full of laughter, our every day in paradise.

— Rumi

Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads, which sew people together through the years.

— Simone Signoret

It took so long to find you…and now I don’t want it to change. I want it all set in amber. I want us and nobody else in the most selfish way you can imagine. I can’t help it–I’m old-fashioned. I believe marriage is between a man and a man.

— Armistead Maupin, The Days of Anna Madrigal

There is the love and marriage and family kind of happiness, which is exceedingly boring to describe but nonetheless is important to have and dreadful not to have.

— P. J. O’Rourke

The moral code of Heaven for both men and women is complete chastity before marriage and full fidelity after marriage.

— Ezra Taft Benson

Wit is the sudden marriage of ideas which before their union were not perceived to have any relation.

— Mark Twain

I don’t know about marriage as much as I do know that I’d be a great father.

— Tyler Perry

I was relying on youth be loyal to the specific variety of compromise and unhappiness, which our hard-won marriage represents.

— Alain de Botton, The Course of Love

There are members – very, very close and dear members – of my family – I’m talking immediate family – who simply don’t speak to me anymore and haven’t done so for years. My marriage fell apart.

— Maajid Nawaz

I do not think that marriage is one of my talents. I’ve been much happier unmarried than married.

— Doris Lessing

If you’ve gone into a marriage and you haven’t been clear about how you’re going to handle money, how you want to raise kids, who is going to work or stay home or what have you, then you’ve set yourself up for failure.

— Phil McGraw

Wit is the sudden marriage of ideas which before their union were not perceived to have any relation.

— Mark Twain

God created a woman to be the keeper of her home. She sets the tone, and where her mind and heart goes, her home and marriage tend to follow.

— Ngina Otiende, The Wedding Night: Embracing Sexual Intimacy as New Bride

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— Dorothy L. Sayers, The Letters of Dorothy L. Sayers. Vol. 1, 1899-1936: The Making of a Detective Novelist

If love means never having to say you’re sorry, then marriage means always having to say everything twice.

— Estelle Getty

I took all my TV experience and what I learned about – by writing and directing and bringing a movie to Sundance – about the realities of the independent film market: ‘Transparent’ is the marriage of those two situations.

— Jill Soloway

The battle going on over gay marriage in America reveals an awful lot. The Bible belt – people hate gay people. Because the Bible tells them? No, the Bible tells them an awful lot of things that they ignore.

— Ian Mckellen

Ultimately, I believe the only secret to a happy marriage is choosing the right person. Life is a series of choices, right?

— Michelle Pfeiffer

Courtship is romantic. Marriage … is an act of will, ” said Pippa, taking a sip of water. “I mean, I adore Herb. But the marriage functions because we will it to. If you leave love to hold everything together, you can forget it.

— Rebecca Miller, The Private Lives of Pippa Lee

He had never thought in his wildest imagination of marriage as an opti

— Nia Forrester, Commitment

I think it’s important to remember that you go into something like marriage knowing that you don’t know very much about it at all. But I do look at the marriage of my mother and stepdad, and what makes it work for them is that it’s a team effort.

— Justin Timberlake

When I was younger, I wanted to marry early, like at 23. Year by year, I found things I wanted to do, and the thought of marriage disappeared. But I don’t want to marry too late. Around 31?

— Park Shin-hye

Your brother was a terrible traitor, I know, but if we start killing men at weddings they’ll be even more frightened of marriage than they are presently.

— George R.R. Martin, A Storm of Swords

The marriage seemed to flourish on Father’s extended absences. ” Ragtime

— E.L. Doctorow

I believe that if man and woman cherish the same ideals and think alike, then the marriage can be complementary to each other’s work instead of being a hindrance.

— Munshi Premchand

It’s about making a choice to make your marriage a priority, to, kind of, put that at the top of the page, as your mission statement or something.

— Liane Moriarty, Truly Madly Guilty

There must be good marriages somewhere, but to me, marriage had the feel of people tolerating each other, enduring each other because they were afraid to be alone or because each was a habit that the other couldn’t quite break.

— Octavia E. Butler, Parable of the Talents

The computer is incredibly fast, accurate, and stupid.Man is unbelievably slow, inaccurate, and brilliant.The marriage of the two is a force beyond calculation.

— Waseem Latif

For marriage to be a success, every woman and every man should have her and his own bathroom. The end.

— Catherine Zeta-Jones

Politics only makes the difficult challenge of marriage even harder, with the demands of the job and the public spotlight it casts on a union.

— Mark McKinnon

Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation, and conversation must have a common basis, and between two people of widely different culture the only common basis possible is the lowest level.

— Oscar Wilde

A sap run is the sweet goodbye of winter. It is the fruit of the equal marriage of the sun and frost.

— John Burroughs

For society, marriage is undoubtedly beneficial. But the burdens of civilized morality are too heavy for many to bear.

— Jed Rubenfeld, The Interpretation of Murder

There are answers which, in turning away wrath, only send it to the other end of the room, and to have a discussion coolly waived when you feel that justice is all on your own side is even more exasperating in marriage than in philosophy.

— George Eliot, Middlemarch

Too many husbands and wives enter into marriage with the idea that their spouse exists for one purpose: to make them happy.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

Unfaithfulness to the marriage vow can never be justified.

— Dr. J. Otis Yoder, Glory in the Lord

Before marriage man prays that god give him a wife, after marriage he prays that god save him from her.

— Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom

Psychology is much bigger than just medicine, or fixing unhealthy things. It’s about education, work, marriage – it’s even about sports. What I want to do is see psychologists working to help people build strengths in all these domains.

— Martin Seligman

I got a few marriage proposals in my 20s. I just wasn’t ready. I just knew if I committed, I would’ve wound up doing something wrong, messing it up. I still felt like I had some living to do.

— Queen Latifah

Love in marriage should be the accomplishment of a beautiful dream, and not, as it too often is, the end.

— Alphonse Karr

Any good marriage is secret territory, a necessary white space on society’s map. What others don’t know about it is what makes it yours.

— Stephen King

We really need to come behind and press for marriage equality in Northern Ireland.

— Leo Varadkar

Before Marriage opposite attracts, after marriage opposite attacks☺. Just telling you the truth.

— Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

Thousands of young couples go through with a loveless marriage because no one ever told them what genuine love is. If people today knew that kind of love, the divorce rate would be sharply reduced.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

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

For a marriage to work a husband must learn these two words: “Yes dear.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

A good marriage is good because one or both of them have learned to overlook the other’s faults, to love the other as they are and to not attempt to change them or bring them to repentance.

— Debi Pearl

In 1977 we played America and Europe three times, and Japan – my marriage suffered as a result. My then wife took the kids to Canada to be near her parents.

— Phil Collins

Of course I love being in love – but it is marriage that really fulfills me. But not in every case.

— Zsa Zsa Gabor

I was very sorry to hear about your losses. Your brother was a terrible traitor, I know, but if we start killing men at weddings they’ll be more frightened of marriage than they are presently. (Olenna Tyrell to Sansa Stark

— George R.R. Martin, A Storm of Swords: Blood and Gold

Your dad and I have been talking.”“You need to stop that. The marriage will last longer.

— Tom Upton, Pants on Fire

I adore the theater and I am a painter. I think the two are made for a marriage of love. I will give all my soul to prove this once more.

— Marc Chagall

Treat marriage like a diamond necklace; if broken, fix it, but do not throw it away.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

In both marriage and war you must cut up the things people say like a cake and eat only what you can stomach.

— Catherynne M. Valente, Deathless

Those who marry before love “Manage Love” and those who love before marriage , “Manage Marriage”.

— Rajesh Walecha

Natural lovers remain committed to the circumstances of their marriage as long as it continues to work for them. Because persons of faith remain committed to their marriage, regardless of circumstances, it continues to work for them.

— James Castleton, MD, Mending of a Broken Heart

People should be allowed to marry, and gay marriage should be out there. If a man or a woman has a good partner and they love each other with their heart and soul, let them marry. I am very much for gay marriage.

— Pierce Brosnan

I come from divorce. I’m only doing marriage once. It’s not a game for me.

— Shia LaBeouf

Same-sex marriage has not created problems for religious institutions religious institutions have created problems for same-sex marriage.

— DaShanne Stokes

But she had dreamed of being his for too long. He had quite ruined her for a marriage of convenience. She wanted everything from him: his mind, his body, his name and, most of all, his heart.

— Sarah MacLean, Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake

You have to rise above the squabbling and chaos, and keep believing. You have to always keep your goals in mind.” -Hera, goddess of marriage

— Rick Riordan

Long-term relationships are an everyday choice. It’s harder to be in a marriage than it is to bounce from one relationship to the next.

— Pink

The story of a marriage was an excellent way to fulfill the goal of discussing class without discussing class, and to tell an audience that they were upwardly mobile.

— Jeanine Basinger

Ultimately, my greatest achievement is maintaining my career while sustaining a happy marriage and kids.

— Melina Kanakaredes

People do not get married planning to divorce. Divorce is the result of a lack of preparation for marriage and the failure to learn the skills of working together as teammates in an intimate relationship.

— Gary Chapman, Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Got Married

I had a marriage that I came to in the same way everybody else comes to a marriage. We all take chances when we get married.

— Alec Baldwin

My advice to Robin is listen to your heart, do what you feel. Follow your heart in love and marriage as you would in careers, and you’ll be fine. Robin has a great heart. He’s a fabulous father.

— Alan Thicke

Europe in general is a great place for me, but specifically Germany has been very good to me. Germans love classical music… Electronic dance music is massive over there, so I’m kind of the marriage between the two.

— Lindsey Stirling

And I’m sorry, ” Big Earrings said, “But how is some course going to teach them how marriage works? I’ve been married three times, and I haven’t figured it out yet.” She snorted. “I figured out how to call a lawyer, though.

— Kristin Walker, A Match Made in High School

Any man with a grain of sense knows that marriage is the only way, these days, to acquire a full-time maid who works twenty-five hours a day, with no time off and no pay except room and board. (p9)

— Elizabeth Peters, Borrower of the Night

Taking up marriage is a good excuse for taking up cursing.”These is my words

— Nancey E. Turner

Insecurity is the worst sense that lovers feel: sometimes the most humdrum desireless marriage seems better. Insecurity twists meanings and poisons trust.

— Graham Greene, The End of the Affair

I think marriage is a boring and fault-ridden contractual obligation.

— Henry Rollins

How many women are there … who because of their husbands’ harshness spend their weary lives in the bond of marriage in greater suffering than if they were slaves among the Saracens?

— Christine de Pizan, The Book of the City of Ladies

I think the institute of marriage is a noble thing. The idea of a partner for life is incredibly romantic. But now we’re living to 100. A hundred years ago people were dying at age 37. Til death do us part was a much different deal.

— Debra Messing

Just like Barack Obama, my views on gay marriage have evolved, and now I am a reluctant groom.

— Edmund White

If she looked further than the wedding, it was to see marriage as the beginning of individual existence, this skirmish from which one one’s spurs, from which one set out on the true quests of life.

— Evelyn Waugh, Brideshead Revisited: The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder

A band is like a marriage – you don’t know why it works, but when it does, everything feels right.

— Nuno Bettencourt

Well, my wife and I were married in a toilet – it was a marriage of convenience!

— Tommy Cooper

We’ve learned that sometimes a lack of conflict in a marriage means you are not fighting for it. There are times you must battle to become one.

— Lisa Bevere, Girls with Swords: Why Women Need to Fight Spiritual Battles

Of course same sex marriage is constitutional! The right to be yourself, to pursue life, liberty, and property, is protected several ways over several amendments. John Boehner should know this.

— Henry Rollins

Every marriage tends to consist of an aristocrat and a peasant. Of a teacher and a learner.

— John Updike

The snag about marriage is, it isn´t worth the divorce.

— Suzanne Finnamore, Split: A Memoir of Divorce

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

My marriage and my families come certainly before my career.

— Michael Douglas

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

Take this marriage thing seriously – it has to last all the way to the divorce.

— Roseanne Barr

We will have a happy marriage if it kills him.

— Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl

I discovered, however, in the early days of our marriage that, in having her way, she put my interests ahead of her own.

— Saul Bellow, Novels, 1984-2000

Husbands and wives always loved each other, and that was what marriage meant. It was just so. Janie felt glad of the thought, for then it wouldn’t seem so destructive and mouldy. She wouldn’t be lonely anymore.

— Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God

A marriage takes work. You have to constantly put energy into it to keep it from falling apart. Going nowhere takes energy. Stability isn’t what you get when you do nothing. It’s what you can hope to achieve when you work hard.

— Joshua Edward Smith, Entropy

In the face of love, everyone is equal. Let everyone have the freedom to love and to pursue their happiness. I am Tsai Ing-wen, and I support marriage equality.

— Tsai Ing-wen

The weaker partner in a marriage is the one who loves the most.

— Eleonora Duse

When you look back and realize there is no way you would have had a better life with another person, that’s when the relationship or marriage becomes worth it.

— Olaotan Fawehinmi, If I Were A Girl, I Would Not…

One last “happy” thought: Your marriage will end either in death or divorce. (Think about it!) So well before the “I do’s” (and the eventual tears), why not give both of yourselves a chance for a marriage that can be the best it can be?

— J. Thomas Steele, Questions for Couples: What to Ask BEFORE You Say “I Do”

For me to forgive my ex, he would have to sign a marriage contract with his tears and seal it with his blood.

— Natalya Vorobyova

The natural ambition of woman is through marriage to climb up, leaning upon a man; but those days are gone. You shall be great without the help of any man, just as you are.

— Swami Vivekananda

And habits are hell’s own substitute for good intentions. Habits are the ruin of ambition, of initiative , of imagination. They’re the curse of marriage and the after-bane of death.

— Dorothy Dunnett, The Game of Kings

A lot of people seem to want to make the institution of marriage substitute for a real relationship.

— Susan Faludi

Worship is the marriage of two Spirits – the Spirit of God and the Spirit of man.

— Jaachynma N.E. Agu

The first breath of adultery is the freest; after it, constraints aping marriage develop.

— John Updike

Here in Hollywood you can actually get a marriage license printed on an Etch-A-Sketch.

— Dennis Miller

I’m doing ‘Rock of Ages’ one day, making out with Russell Brand. Soon after that, I’m advocating with Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Cynthia Nixon for marriage equality.

— Alec Baldwin

I’ve learned that most of gay America is coupled up, or looking to be. No wonder gay marriage has such traction. So many of us are already in it, so of course we want the legal benefits.

— Bruce Vilanch

Friendship is a union of spirits a marriage of hearts and the bond there of virtue.

— Samuel Johnson

My marriage to my husband, Bart Conner in 1996 is my proudest personal moment.

— Nadia Comaneci

A covenant differs from a contract almost as much as marriage differs from prostitution.

— Scott Hahn, Hail, Holy Queen: The Mother of God in the Word of God

Another superb movie about a mature marriage grounded in a fundamental lack of communication is Dodsworth, based on the Sinclair Lewis novel.

— Jeanine Basinger, I Do and I Don’t: A History of Marriage in the Movies

We all have a childhood dream that when there is love, everything goes like silk, but the reality is that marriage requires a lot of compromise.

— Raquel Welch

There’s only one way to have a happy marriage and as soon as I learn what it is I’ll get married again.

— Clint Eastwood

If the ultimate goal is lasting love, women are going to have to become comfortable with sacrifice and capitulation. Because those are the underpinnings of a long-term marriage – for both sexes.

— Suzanne Venker

Now she saw that marriage was like being in a three-legged race with the same person for the rest of your life. Your hopes, your happiness, your luck, your moods, all yoked to his.

— J. Courtney Sullivan, Saints for All Occasions

What is fascinating about marriage is why anyone wants to get married.

— Alain de Botton

A miracle… my biggest accomplishment is my marriage so far. Because it’s hard, everyone knows it’s hard.

— Gwen Stefani

My wife and I tried to breakfast together, but we had to stop or our marriage would have been wrecked.

— Winston S. Churchill

Choosing a life partner for marriage should not be taken without a careful and prayerful consideration, if you want to be and remain happy in it.. You can’t just jump into it.

— Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

Of course I believe in love despite four divorces. There is nobody who doesn’t believe in love. But marriage – that fits some people but obviously not me.

— Sean Bean

A song like ‘Once in a Lifetime’ is inspired by my marriage – it’s a good, life-changing happening in my life. I think when you find your once-in-a-lifetime love, that’s what everybody’s looking for.

— Keith Urban

Hayworth’s marriage made her a princess, but her feet made her a queen.

— Edw. C. Young

Those who condemn gay marriage, yet are silent or indifferent to the breakdown of marriage and divorce, are, in my view, missing the real issue.

— Malcolm Turnbull

My kids have moved more in their twenties, you know, than my parents have moved in nearly 40-something years of marriage before they died. So there’s a part of me that laments what we have lost, and that is a sense of community.

— Mike Huckabee

Protecting the institution of marriage safeguards, I believe, the American family.

— John Boehner

Without the will, marriage is a mockery; without the emotion, it is a drudgery. You need both.

— Ravi Zacharias, I, Isaac, Take Thee, Rebekah: Moving from Romance to Lasting Love

Happiness in marriage is a choice you have to make: fight for, protect, pursue. It doesn’t happen to you, you make it happen.

— Ngina Otiende, Blues to Bliss: Creating Your Happily-Ever-After In The Early Years

Twitter is the marriage of full-tilt narcissism and full-tilt voyeurism that has finally collided in 140 words.

— Adam Goldberg

Answer, yeah I know it… We were for little period of time texting nothing else… no friendship is available as a feature but you are talking about relationship and marriage are you right with your mind?

— Deyth Banger

You can measure the happiness of a marriage by the number of scars that each partner carries on their tongues, earned from years of biting back angry words.

— Elizabeth Gilbert, Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage

Maybe we could, um, go sit in the truck?” he said, but even as he said it, it sounded so dumb. And not exactly the way he wanted her to remember a marriage proposal.

— Robyn Carr, Sunrise Point

All I know is it destroyed my family, it destroyed my marriage to Sylvester and I will never get over it.

— Brigitte Nielsen

It is my belief that no matter how advanced man may become in science, technology, systems, and knowledge, he can never improve on the foundational precepts of marriage as the bedrock of social development.

— Myles Munroe

I deeply believe that marriage is by nature between a man and a woman, but that conviction does not prevent me from recognising that other forms of affective relationships exist.

— Sebastian Pinera

I believe wholeheartedly in marriage. I don’t exclusively mean a marriage with a legal contract, but any relationship that constitutes a marriage because of the quality of their relationship.

— Helen Reddy

[In 16th century European society] Marriage was the triumphal arch through which women, almost without exception, had to pass in order to reach the public eye. And after marriage followed, in theory, the total self-abnegation of the woman.

— Antonia Fraser, The Wives of Henry VIII

We sleep in separate rooms, we have dinner apart, we take separate vacations – we’re doing everything we can to keep our marriage together.

— Rodney Dangerfield

We don’t marry women, he thought; we marry angels, and in this moment or two of the marriage act, the scales fall from our eyes and we see them as they really are, perhaps never to glimpse it again.How lovely she is, how unearthly lovely.

— Cornell Woolrich, Fright

The secret of domestic happiness is to let God, the party of the third part in the marriage contract, have His rightful place in the home. Make peace with Him and then you can be a real peacemaker in the home.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

A good marriage is a love that lingers a lifetime in one’s heart; never fading, only growing in abundance with each year that passes.

— Allene van Oirschot

Thirty years of marriage to Erasto had taught her much, namely that men were reckless by nature, full of bluster, most incompetent, the rest fortunate to have a wife to keep them from allowing their innate ineptitude to engulf all around them.

— A.H. Septimius, Crowns Of Amara: The Return Of The Oracle

We’ll sort of get over the marriage first and then maybe look at the kids. But obviously we want a family so we’ll have to start thinking about that.

— Prince William

I believe in marriage. I believe marriage is a really important institution, it’s one of the most important institutions we have.

— Theresa May

Hiring should be like dating. A great marriage does not happen in a 30 minutes interview.

— kamil Toume

Men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage – they’ve experienced pain and bought jewelry.

— Rita Rudner

Marriage helps young couples to raise themselves towards God. The bond of marriage unites two souls so firmly that though they are physically two separate entities, their souls are merged into one harmonious whole.

— Dada Vaswani

The most important thing in marriage is not happiness but stability.

— Gabriel Garcia Marquez

My brother married young, and his is the best marriage I know.

— Maeve Binchy

When I went to college, as much as my parents emphasized academic achievement, they emphasized marriage even more. They told me that the most eligible women marry young to get a ‘good man’ before they are all taken.

— Sheryl Sandberg

When our children obey the Lord and go to the temple to receive their blessings and enter into the marriage covenant, they enter into the same order of the priesthood that God instituted in the very beginning with father Adam.

— Ezra Taft Benson

It is sad that the Republican leadership is not as interested as they say they are in protecting the institution of marriage as they are in waging a campaign to divide and distract the American people from the real issues that need to be addressed.

— Kendrick Meek

Riding a bicycle is the summit of human endeavour – an almost neutral environmental effect coupled with the ability to travel substantial distances without disturbing anybody. The bike is the perfect marriage of technology and human energy.

— Jeremy Corbyn

Divorce is a bitch and marriage is the mother of that bitch.

— Nilesh Rathod, Destiny of Shattered Dreams

For marriage is like life in this—that it is a field of battle, and not a bed of roses.

— Robert Louis Stevenson

Any marriage can last forever, as long as both partners remain committed to their vows.

— Gift Gugu Mona

A marriage doesn’t have to be perfect, but you can be perfect for each other.

— Jessica Simpson

In my mind, marriage is a spiritual partnership and union in which we willingly give and receive love, create and share intimacy, and open ourselves to be available and accessible to another human being in order to heal, learn and grow.

— Iyanla Vanzant

I do support a constitutional amendment on marriage between a man and a woman, but I would not be going into the states to overturn their state law.

— Michele Bachmann

Nobody ever asks a father how he manages to combine marriage and a career.

— Sam Ewing

Most Americans are fiscally conservative and socially liberal. I’m advocating a balanced budget. But along with that, look, there should be gay marriage equality. A woman should have the right to choose. Let’s not build a fence across the border.

— Gary Johnson

I believe all people, regardless of sexual orientation, should be guaranteed the full rights to the legal benefits and responsibilities of marriage under the Constitution.

— Tim Kaine

I am a fan of marriage and a fan of being committed to the right person.

— Joan Collins

What makes for a good marriage isn’t necessarily what makes for a good romantic relationship. Marriage isn’t a passion-fest; it’s a partnership formed to run a very small, mundane and often boring non-profit business. And I mean this in a good way.

— Lori Gottlieb, Marry Him: The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough

Look, choosing to wait until marriage makes me feel empowered. But if the same choice cripples you, then it wasn’t the right one.

— Rachael Allen, The Revenge Playbook

To an honest judge, the alleged marriage between religion and science is a shallow, empty, spin-doctored sham.

— Richard Dawkins

I was against gay marriage until I realized I didn’t have to get one.

— James Carville

It is the effect of marriage to engender in several directions some of the reserve it annihilates in one.

— Thomas Hardy, The Return of the Native

To be honest, marriage doesn’t scare me and that, it’s just once you’ve been together for so long, if you haven’t got any kids it’s just a big expensive day out for everyone else to enjoy, isn’t it?

— Karl Pilkington

The ever clearer consciousness that love can dispense with marriage, yet marriage cannot dispense with love, is already partially recognized by modern society, by the facility of divorce.

— Ellen Key

If I felt, in the event of a royal wedding, inspired to write about people coming together in marriage or civil partnership, I would just be grateful to have an idea for the poem. And if I didn’t, I’d ignore it.

— Carol Ann Duffy

The reason for the prevalence of the principle of union in all the great teachings is that it originates from the Holy marriage between the divine of God’s soul and His divine human.

— Steve Sanchez, Rethinking Redemption

I believe that in the historic and religious nature, marriage is between a man and a woman.

— Rand Paul

In the 18th century, people began to adopt the radical new idea that love should be the most fundamental reason for marriage and that young people should be free to choose their marriage partners independently.

— Jardine Libaire

Marriage is not just spiritual communion and passionate embraces marriage is also three meals a day sharing the workload and remembering to carry out the trash.

— Dr. Joyce Brothers

The value of marriage is not that adults produce children, but that children produce adults.

— Peter De Vries

But marriage goes in waves. You’ve got to be patient. People bail and give up on their marriages way too early. They just don’t put the work and the effort into it. You’ve got to suck up your ego a lot of times, because that can be a big downfall.

— Anna Benson

A key to keeping your husband is getting him to miss you. That keeps a marriage fresh.

— Tori Amos

Don’t ask for a girl’s hand in marriage and forget to ask for her leg too.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

My parents were, had a marriage of passion, and the passion was about their religious beliefs. They were both immigrant families that – well, my father’s family came as Puritans to Massachusetts.

— Phil Jackson

If bigots oppose gay marriage so vehemently, it must be because marriage is a defining institution for them; gays will never be fully accepted until they can marry and adopt, like anyone else.

— Edmund White

The words marriage and divorce were always used together, like they went hand in hand together.

— Jess C. Scott, Playmates

Danny quickly changed the topic and all talk of Heather and Graham was well and truly forgotten with marriage banished from the minds of most, but not all of the party.

— B.R. Maycock, It Started With A Snub

I used to believe that marriage would diminish me reduce my options. That you had to be someone less to live with someone else when of course you have to be someone more.

— Candice Bergen

If a man ever lets you know that he sees marriage as a trap, and women as nothing but scheming connivers, you are by no means to marry him. Any man that sees your entire sex in so harsh a light has nothing to offer you.

— Courtney Milan, Unveiled

Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames.

— Thomas Moore

I don’t think that a same-sex marriage is the way God intended it to be.

— Joel Osteen

The only constant in our marriage is the edge of the cliff we’re hanging on to, killing time until we tire ourselves out and give in to our inevitable collapse.

— Elizabeth Flock, Sleepwalking in Daylight

There’s a reason why the assumed goal for women in virginity-movement screeds is marriage and motherhood only: The movement only believes that’s the only thing women are meant for.

— Jessica Valenti, The Purity Myth: How America’s Obsession with Virginity is Hurting Young Women

What really holds their marriage together are mutual respect of an awesome depth, a shared sense of humor, faith that they were brought together by a force greater than themselves, and a love so unwavering and pure that it is sacred.

— Dean Koontz, Forever Odd

We’re part of a mixed marriage — he’s male

— I’m female.

She ran out of her marriage the way a woman can run out of a pair of sandals when she decides to let go and really dash.

— Stephen King, Just After Sunset

Before marriage keep your eyes wide open, after marriage keep them half closed.

— Ivana Trump, The Best is Yet to Come: Coping with Divorce and Enjoying Life Again

I just don’t find marriage a necessary step in a couple’s life.

— Shakira

My wife – I married my onscreen girlfriend from ‘Growing Pains’, Mike Seaver’s girlfriend, and we’ve been married for 17 years – so marriage is very important to us.

— Kirk Cameron

The wedding was in Monterey, a sombre boding ceremony in a little Protestant chapel. The church had so often seen two ripe bodies die by the process of marriage that it seemed to celebrate a mystic double death with its ritual.

— John Steinbeck, To a God Unknown

What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are but how you deal with incompatibility.

— George Levinger

I have a lot of skepticism about marriage and monogamy.

— Rashida Jones

Love and marriage are completely unrelated enterprises. Marriage bears as little resemblance to love as competing in the Olympics does to your afternoon jog.

— Zinzi Clemmons, What We Lose

The heart of marriage is memories; and if the two of you happen to have the same ones and can savor your reruns, then your marriage is a gift from the gods.

— Bill Cosby

Defining marriage is a power that should be left to the states. Moreover, no state should be forced to recognize a marriage that is not within its own laws, Constitution, and legal precedents.

— John Sununu

There was no such thing as a marriage with one happy spouse. Both must be or neither.

— Sherry Thomas, Private Arrangements

Mike Huckabee represents something that is either tremendously encouraging or deeply disturbing, depending on your point of view: a marriage of Christian fundamentalism with economic populism.

— Matt Taibbi

I think a lot of times we’re so told in our world that marriage is everything, and having a partner is everything. If you look at our movies and things, it’s all directed around that love, and if you don’t have that love, how sad you are.

— Brooke Elliott

I have voted in support of efforts in the Senate to enact a Constitutional amendment that would have limited marriage to one man and one woman only.

— Lisa Murkowski

Just going through a marriage and a divorce – which I essentially did by 21 – will give you an insane amount of perspective on life.

— Solange Knowles

Sensual pleasures have the fleeting brilliance of a comet a happy marriage has the tranquillity of a lovely sunset.

— Ann Landers

This daemon loves men whose marriage beds have grown cold, so she can set them ablaze.

— Solange nicole, An Hour of Decadence

Like me, the great majority of Americans wish both to preserve the traditional definition of marriage and to oppose bias and intolerance directed towards gays and lesbians.

— Mitt Romney

A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day.

— Andre Maurois

The Reverend Jeremiah Wright would baptize Obama, perform his marriage to Michelle LaVaughn Robinson, baptize their daughters, and draw him into the raucous, restless family of faith that Obama had never known before.

— Nancy Gibbs

The media seems to think only abortion and gay marriage are religious issues. Poverty is a moral issue, it’s a faith issue, it’s a religious issue.

— Jim Wallis

Men need marriage more than women do. In fact, they need it to survive.

— Hanna Rosin

My wife often said that “a good marriage consists of two good forgivers.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

Affinity of a marriage is not a destination, but a journey of two hearts breezing into an yearning eternity

— Bernard Dsa, Sweet Temptations

My whole marriage to her, I finally realized, was a placeholder, leading me to this very day.

— Barbara Avon, My Love is Deep

I have done everything in my life very normally. And marriage is definitely there on my agendas in life. But I don’t know when will it happen.

— Anushka Sharma

There is a French saying: “Love is the dawn of marriage and marriage is the sunset of love.”

— De Finod

…it seemed marriage by its very design was meant to seek out love and destroy it.

— Kelly O’Connor McNees, The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott

Independence doesn’t – doesn’t equate to moderates. Millions of independents are pro-life. Millions of independents believe marriage is between a man and a woman.

— Gary Bauer

But to sustain a marriage for 50 years, you have to get real a little bit and find someone who is understanding and who you can grow with. My mom always says, ‘Marry the man who loves you a millimeter more.’

— Ali Larter

The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret.

— Henny Youngman

For in marriage a little licence, a little independence there mustbe between people living together day in day out in the same house; which Richard gave her, and shehim.

— Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway

Well, that brings us to the point: There is only one way to protect ourselves from the deadly diseases that stalk the human family. It is abstinence before marriage, then marriage and mutual fidelity for life to an uninfected partner.

— James C. Dobson, Life on the Edge: A Young Adult’s Guide to a Meaningful Future

Like a lovely orchid, or anything else that’s nurtured, marriage prospers and grows, but if it’s ignored, it withers.

— Michael Douglas

Pink Floyd is like a marriage that’s on a permanent trial separation.

— Rick Wright

If marriage really is a sacred institution, then why is the government controlling it, especially in a nation that affirms separation of church and state?

— Tony Campolo

Apparently some people (who don’t know history) seem to think that marriage ‘always has been’ exclusively between males and females – and that this modern inequality somehow justifies the enforced continuation of this inequality.

— Christina Engela, Loderunner

It is he who has broken the bond of marriage – not I. I only break its bondage.

— Oscar Wilde

I don’t want my marriage or my guns registered in Washington. And if people have an opinion, it’s a religious opinion that is heartly felt, obviously they should be allowed to practice that, and no government should interfere with them.

— Rand Paul

With a shiver of foreboding he saw his marriage becoming what most of the other marriages about him were: a dull association of material and social interests held together by ignorance on the one side and hypocrisy on the other.

— Edith Wharton, The Age of Innocence

Is not marriage an open question when it is alleged from the beginning of the world that such as are in the institution wish to get out and such as are out wish to get in.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Same-sex marriage is not the future.

— Maggie Gallagher

Traditional marriage is what should be sanctioned.

— Jeb Bush

I am a very basic person. I still believe marriage happens only once, and you have to sustain it.

— Anushka Sharma

A marriage ends up being a business deal: no matter how long or short it is, somebody owes somebody money.

— Goldie Hawn

No matter how great the initial chemistry is, if your values are on two different pages, the odds of your marriage working decrease significantly.

— Chana Levitan, I Only Want to Get Married Once: Dating Secrets for Getting It Right the First Time

People who don’t marry miss both the pelting hardships of marriage and its warm rewards.

— Ada Calhoun, Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give

The sum and substance of female education in America, as in England, is training women to consider marriage as the sole object in life, and to pretend that they do not think so.

— Harriet Martineau

The Ideal age for marriage in men is 35. The Ideal age for marriage in women is 18

— Aristotle

They say marriage will change you but it didn’t change me. Being in love changed me.

— R. Kelly

There was a time in the marriage when I could no longer look at myself in a mirror, couldn’t feel I was a nice person. A bad relationship can do that, can make you doubt everything good you ever felt about yourself.

— Dionne Warwick

Only choose in marriage a man whom you would choose as a friend if he were a woman.

— Joseph Joubert

I see marriage as an operation that sews two people together, and divorce is a kind of amputation that can take a long time to heal. The longer you were married, or the rougher the amputation, the harder it is to recover.

— Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

The only day I remember of my parents’ marriage was the day my dad walked out. As I stood there at five years old, with my older sister and younger brother, I knew that he was gone.

— Ellie Goulding

A marriage is meant to be a blessing on the world, because it is a context in which two people might become more than what they would have been alone.  The entire world is healed by the presence of healed people.

— Marianne Williamson

Love is a fever which marriage puts to bed and cures.

— Richard J. Needham

I think that gay marriage should be between a man and a woman.

— Arnold Schwarzenegger

I feel very deeply about the need to respect and tolerate people of different social – or sexual orientation. But at the same time, I believe marriage should be preserved as an institution for one man and one woman.

— Mitt Romney

I support gay marriage. I support gay marriage because I believe Conservatives support the institutions of commitment.

— George Osborne

My mother and father met at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He was a senior and she was a junior, and their marriage didn’t last very long.

— Michael Douglas

Somerset House in London where at one time English vital statistics were kept – birth marriage and death records – was known as the egg factory “where they hatch ’em match ’em and dispatch ’em.”

— Anonymous

The romantic fairy tales we grew up with — where marriage is the happy ending rather than the opening scene — are not useful for grown-ups.

— Ada Calhoun, Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give

I say to my children, the reason that marriage – and having children – is so important is that it stops you thinking about yourself. The way to happiness is to give yourself to others and to think of others before you think of yourself.

— Terry Wogan

I think of marriage differently. A Companionship of like minds. A tie that binds, yes, but in the binding comes strength. A lifetime with your dearest friend as your truest and best companion. That is what it can be. I believe that.

— Julianne Donaldson, Blackmoore

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

Love is not weakness. It is strong. Only the sacrament of marriage can contain it.

— Boris Pasternak

The trend of opinion among eugenists is that we must make marriage more difficult. Certainly no one who is not a desirable parent should be permitted to produce progeny.

— Nikola Tesla

You can spend the day at work, but when you go home, and you’re in the role of a father or a husband, you don’t have to remind yourself that you shouldn’t tell your wife to hold the messages. If you do, that marriage is not going to last very long.

— Hannah Simone

Usually, the fairy tale ends with the girl marrying the prince. But mine started as soon as the marriage was over.

— Diane von Furstenberg

Divorce runs high these days, but I’m an exception to the norm. I got divorced when marriage was still popular.

— Bauvard, Some Inspiration for the Overenthusiastic

Whenever a husband and wife begin to discuss their marriage they are giving evidence at a coroner’s inquest.

— H. L. Mencken

In this town, a successful marriage is one that lasts longer than ice.

— Lois Greiman, Unscrewed

Few things are as exhilarating and challenging for a man as winning a woman’s heart.Few things are as efficient in preserving your marriage as doing it every day, for the rest of your life.

— Zoran Stojkovski

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

A very wise person once told me marriage is hard, that you have to keep fighting for it everyday.

— Liz Fenton, The Status of All Things

Your relationship or marriage is dead or dying, if you almost always have to remind your partner to miss you (and/or they almost always have to remind you to miss them).

— Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Mum is a perfectionist and Dad is a pedant and that was partly why their marriage didn’t work so well, Elsa figures. Because a perfectionist and a pedant are two very different things.

— Fredrik Backman, My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry

God will bless you and your marriage when you follow His blueprint.

— Jim George, A Husband After God’s Own Heart

Your ultimate goal for marriage is that both of you—as husband and wife—commit to keep growing spiritually.

— Elizabeth George, A Couple After God’s Own Heart: Building a Lasting, Loving Marriage Together

One should believe in marriage as in the immortality of the soul.

— Honore de Balzac

I like marriage, family life and I wish to get married again. But opting out of an unhappy marriage was a duty toward myself & my future.

— Rossana Condoleo, Happy Divorce: How to turn your divorce into the most brilliant and rewarding opportunity of your life!

My thoughts are that marriage is between a man and a woman.

— Ben Carson

I had only two offers of marriage in my life, and I refused both.

— Catherine Helen Spence

I have learnt that a good marriage is healing for the soul, something to relish. But a bad marriage is long-suffering, a thing to be endured. The only good thing about marriage is that it’s perishable like human life.

— Meghna Pant, One and a Half Wife

As you can see marriage is about putting away selfishness and taking on the concept of teamwork.

— Jim George, A Man After God’s Own Heart

It becomes dangerous for somebody who doesn’t want their boss to know their sexual preference to use online networks to push for laws supporting gay marriage or same-sex partner rights if they can’t do so with a pseudonym.

— Rebecca MacKinnon

The camera only documented what had been there all along, a marriage whose foundations, constructed from the cheap materials of convention and fear, had been buckling for years.

— Susan Faludi, In the Darkroom

It took me too long to realise that if you go to a marriage counsellor to resolve problems, it’s in his interest to keep the marriage going.

— Michael Douglas

… gay marriage rights coming and going, always being an issue for the voting public when it should be an individual‘s private choice.

— G.A. Hauser, Being Screwed

It is not we as individuals, then, who must bend uncomfortably around the institution of marriage; rather, it is the institution of marriage that has to bend uncomfortably around us.

— Elizabeth Gilbert, Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage

For me, personally, marriage is a man and a woman living together.

— Angela Merkel

Gay marriage passed in New York because four Republican legislators crossed party lines. They did it in part because they had true bipartisan financial support.

— Campbell Brown

One hopes, of course, that a relationship grows and becomes a deep and wonderful marriage and friendship that lasts forever. But that’s not always the case.

— Alana Stewart

Was President Obama’s endorsement of gay marriage crassly political? God, I hope so.

— Timothy Noah

My first marriage ended after 24 years.

— Jerry Della Femina

Social conservatives seem to see a bigger threat to marriage from committed gay couples who want in on it than from straight ones who opt out of it.

— Margaret Talbot

With homosexual marriage gaining converts among the young, the party of the Moral Majority declines to stand with Chick-fil-A.

— Pat Buchanan

A marriage filled with unconditional love experiences the depth of grace and mercy.

— Elizabeth George, Moments of Grace for a Woman’s Heart

I think that gay marriage is something that should be between a man and a woman.

— Arnold Schwarzenegger

When I’m weak, you can be strong; when I’m strong, you can be weak. That’s what I believe marriage is.

— Gisele Bundchen

I never looked at my parents’ marriage or really anyone who had been married more than 30 years and thought, ‘I gotta get me some of that!’

— Mike Birbiglia

People should be _very_ careful when choosing the future fathers and mothers of their children. For that reason alone, it is extremely mean to demand a marriage certificate for life, just for one night of embracement.

— Wilhelm Reich, Where’s The Truth

Gay and lesbian people have families, and their families should have legal protection, whether by marriage or civil union.

— Coretta Scott King

Modern American marriage is like a wire fence. The woman’s the wire -the posts are the husband’s.

— Langdon Mitchell

It’s so important in marriage to let the little things go and let the pride go. Forgiveness is so important, and communication. Don’t major on the minors.

— Kimberly Schlapman

When you genuinely feel like that was the right relationship, you’re supposed to give it all you can. That’s what marriage is about.

— Khloe Kardashian

All of us, wherever we happen to stand on the marriage equality issue, can agree that all our children deserve the opportunity to live in a loving, caring, committed, and stable home, protected equally under the law.

— Martin O’Malley

If their horoscopes are not compatible, this marriage is out of the question.

— Swarnakanthi Rajapakse, The Master’s Daughter

An ambitious, surreal tale of the love between a young Arab girl sold into marriage and the orphan boy she adopts, ‘Habibi’ spans multiple eras of conflict and change, stretching the lifetimes of its two protagonists over many centuries.

— G. Willow Wilson

By 1975 sexual feeling and marriage will have nothing to do with each other.

— John Langdon-Davies

This is what intimacy does to us over time. That’s what a long marriage can do: It causes us to inherit and trade each other’s stories. (p.237)

— Elizabeth Gilbert, Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage

I oppose same-sex marriage and civil unions but I support domestic partnership between gay and lesbian couples. I have no problem with gay and lesbian couples adopting. I support equal benefits for same-sex couples such as hospital visitation rights

— Mitt Romney

Jazz music is as American as it gets, and so is the U.S. Postal Service. A Miles Davis stamp is a perfect marriage of two great American institutions.

— Henry Rollins

Regency romances end in marriage zombie stories end in the zombies being vanquished. ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ delivers both.

— Adam Cohen

Have you ever heard of a good marriage growing in front of the cameras?

— Brigitte Bardot

The problem with marriage is that it ends every night after making love, and it must be rebuilt every morning before breakfast.

— Gabriel García Márquez

When marrying, ask yourself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this person into your old age? Everything else in marriage is transitory.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

Out of the frying pan into the fire! What is marriage but prostitution to one man instead of many? No different!

— Angela Carter, Nights at the Circus

Romance is a veiled reality, while marriage is the unveiling of reality!

— Dr. Vivencio Ballano

Cardinal Campeggio has implored Katherine to bow to the king’s will, accept that her marriage is invalid and retire to a convent. Certainly, she says sweetly, she will become a nun: if the king will become a monk.

— Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall

. . .how he had loved Christine more than he had understood, that sometimes one forgot what it meant, really, to love, the way the tide of a marriage advances and retreats, . .

— Kalotay

Marriage is about love, but it is not first and foremost about love. First and foremost, marriage is about continuity and transmission.

— Meir Soloveichik

God knew that children grow and mature best in a stable, loving family, and this was one reason He gave marriage to us.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

There were times after my marriage ended where, you know, I really felt like I was at the bottom of a mountain, there was a great big, fog up there, and I’m never going to cross to the other side.

— Lynn Redgrave

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

I think it’s best if there’s an amendment that goes on the ballot where the people can weigh in. Every time this issue has gone on the ballot, the people have voted to retain the traditional definition of marriage as recently as California in 2008.

— Michele Bachmann

Only after I faced the unhappiness of my first marriage did I start on the path of personal growth.

— Judith Wright

After fifteen years of marriage my wife wants us to recommit our vows. As a man I don’t understand her need to get married again. We’ve got our toaster let’s move on.

— Robert G. Lee

I had 53 years of happy marriage and two daughters. These were the best things that happened in my life.

— Henry Allingham

When the first fossils began to be found in eastern Africa, in the late 1950s, I thought, what a wonderful marriage this was, biology and anthropology. I was around 16 years old when I made this particular choice of academic pursuit.

— Donald Johanson

I like this marriage thing, because it’s the best of all of us. We get to be the whole meal. The appetizer, the entree, the luxurious dessert… And yes, the peas and the carrots.

— Cassie Mae, Doing It for Love

TV started for me just as a means of keeping my husband Desi off the road. He’d been on tour with his band since he got out of the Army, and we were in our 11th year of marriage and wanted to have children.

— Lucille Ball

At first glance, the ball seemed to be an elegant success. However, re-evaluation would allow an observer to see more than a graceful party. Many well-thought plans highlighted what this really was: a marriage market.

— Jettie Necole, Ruby

The cultural expectation should be if there’s infidelity, the marriage is more important than fidelity.

— Dan Savage

We do not create marriage from scratch. Instead, in the elegant language of the marriage ceremony, we ‘enter into the holy estate of matrimony.’

— Nancy Pearcey

Somehow the idyllic existence I envisioned never quite came to pass, but aside from the occasional culinary disaster, my marriage wasn’t bad.

— Alexandra Bogdanovic, Truth Be Told: Adam Becomes Audrey

A man’s friendships are, like his will, invalidated by marriage – but they are also no less invalidated by the marriage of his friends.

— Samuel Butler

A happy marriage is a personal choice. The same way you decide to GET married? It’s the same way you decide to STAY happily married!

— Ngina Otiende, Blues to Bliss: Creating Your Happily-Ever-After In The Early Years

Romantic love has its place but to define relationship solely in romantic terms is like describing marriage only by what a couple does on their honeymoon.

— Dermot Davis, Zen and Sex

The motive for marriage must be eternal not just temporal.

— Ugochi Oritsejolomisan

The only reason I got married in 2003 was for my children. I had a therapist who said marriage is really a container for a family, and that made sense to me.

— Julianne Moore

His friend laughed. ‘You missed your calling, Freddie, ‘ he said. ‘You should have been one of the aforementioned clergy. Is this what marriage does to you? One shudders at the very idea.

— Mary Balogh, Dancing with Clara

Olympism is the marriage of sport and culture.

— Juan Antonio Samaranch

A successful marriage is a decision. You decide it’s going to work. You can’t always be there, but you have to be there enough. And you have to make sure you are where you’re needed most.

— Nancy Pelosi

Friendship is two-sided. It isn’t a friend just because someone’s doing something nice for you. That’s a nice person. There’s friendship when you do for each other. It’s like marriage – it’s two-sided.

— John Wooden

I have nothing against her, and in fact I’m very fond of my first wife. But we should have ended that marriage eight or 10 years earlier.

— Michael Douglas

Whoever, fleeing marriage and the sorrows that women cause, does not wish to wed comes to a deadly old age.

— Hesiod

A spouse who refuses to cultivate or fan physical intimacy first devalued the marriage in their mind and priorities. Spouses who defile their marriage bed first lost honor for their marriage.

— Ngina Otiende, The Wedding Night: Embracing Sexual Intimacy as New Bride

I believe the home and marriage is the foundation of our society and must be protected.

— Billy Graham

There’s nothing more devastating in a marriage than when a spouse puts their work, their desires above their partner’s heart.

— Solange nicole

I grew up with a front-row seat to what a happy, healthy marriage looks like. Never perfect, constantly evolving, always united.

— Shonda Rhimes, Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person

…As marriage was woman’s business, unmarried women, though doubtless unfortunate, must simply be considered as business failures: harsh, doubtless, but in tune with the sink-or-swim capitalist times.

— Ruth Brandon, Governess: The Lives and Times of the Real Jane Eyres

So many people prefer to live in drama because it’s comfortable. It’s like someone staying in a bad marriage or relationship – it’s actually easier to stay because they know what to expect every day, versus leaving and not knowing what to expect.

— Ellen DeGeneres

To a man who was required to marry before he was allowed to have sex with his lover, marriage is a ‘righteous’ form of prostitution.

— Mokokoma Mokhonoana

In the hands of the ego, marriage is a prison. It is exclusive. It is a place where people are constantly reminded of their failures and limited by the energies of another person. It is rife with judgment and blame.

— Marianne Williamson

The main point of the article was that a man’s world is different from a women’s world and a man’s emotions are different from a women’s emotions and only marriage can bring the two worlds and the two different sets of emotions together properly.

— Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

My marriage is on the rocks again, yeah, my wife just broke up with her boyfriend.

— Rodney Dangerfield

A long marriage is two people trying to dance a duet and two solos at the same time.

— Anne Taylor Fleming

The truth is that I’m more afraid of marriage than of death.

— Shakira

Art is a marriage of the conscious and the unconscious.

— Jean Cocteau

Since marriage is for two people, it is difficult to remain in it when one person steps out of it.

— Gift Gugu Mona

Her chances of a decent marriage were about to be dashed-and all because of a ferret.

— Lisa Kleypas, Tempt Me at Twilight

Bad divorce?” Hardy asked, his gaze falling to my hands. I realized I was clutching my purse in a death grip.“No, the divorce was great, ” I said. “It was the marriage that sucked.

— Lisa Kleypas, Blue-Eyed Devil

Marriage is meant to keep people together not just when things are good, but particularly when they are not. That’s why we take marriage vows – not wishes

— Ngina Otiende, Blues to Bliss: Creating Your Happily-Ever-After In The Early Years

Well! marriage is like death, it comes to all.

— Robert Louis Stevenson, The Black Arrow

To keep your marriage brimming, with love in the wedding cup, whenever you’re wrong, admit it; whenever you’re right, shut up.

— Ogden Nash

Gay marriage is going to happen. It must.

— Lady Gaga

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

— Mignon McLaughlin

Our culture puts feelings first, but true love isn’t based on feelings. That is why there are so many divorces today. When the early romantic feelings in a marriage do not remain constant . . .many people believe divorce is the answer.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

The marriage between potential and inspiration is pronounced by willingness. If one isn’t there, then you will chase inspiration instead of it finding you.

— Unarine Ramaru

You know you are alone in marriage when your spouse is ignorant of your daily needs.

— Gift Gugu Mona

When both partners strive for a marriage that honours and pleases God, they can be assured of an everlasting joy and peace.

— Gugu Mona

There is a perfect marriage. Any marriage counselor can tell you that.

— Ljupka Cvetanova, The New Land

You know, I believe that marriage is between a man and a woman.

— Carly Fiorina

I think the government should be out of the marriage business and leave marriage to the churches.

— Gary Johnson

This marriage had resulted from impulse: he had seen her on a high-flying swing at Tsarkoe Selo and her skirt, flared by the breeze, had exposed her ankles; he had proposed the following day.

— Robert K. Massie, Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman

I believe a marriage is between a man and a woman.

— George W. Bush

Henry and I have always talked about partnership,  working together to make things work. He’s always said he’d never divorce. That divorced rich men are inevitably poor men. That any marriage can be fixed, that love fluctuates.

— Kate Moretti, The Vanishing Year

Wit is the sudden marriage of ideas which, before their union, were not perceived to have any relation.

— Mark Twain

The difficulty with marriage is that we fall in love with a personality, but must live with a character.

— Peter De Vries

Always remember that the most important thing in a good marriage is not happiness, but stability.

— Gabriel Garcia Marquez

A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.

— Michel de Montaigne

Women withhold sex, then men make it boring and soon their marriage is over.

— Linda Alfiori, The Art of Loving Again: How to More Intelligently Start Again After a Breakup, Divorce and The Death of a Loved One

A man’s world is different from a woman’s world and a man’s emotions are different from a woman’s emotions and only marriage can bring the two different sets of emotions together properly.

— Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

A good marriage is not “made in heaven, ” but on earth. Love is a fragile commodity which needs to be cultivated and nourished constantly.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

It is not nice to play for marriage, whether your own or that of someone else, as a soda stopper. The result is the unclean of the human dignity. Respect your marriage to take care of your dignity.

— Simon Mashalla

They pine for the hip, frosty girlfriend they abandoned for a pleasant if unexciting marriage to her sunnier, less mentally present sister coast.

— Sari Botton, Never Can Say Goodbye: Writers on Their Unshakable Love for New York

A marriage without conflicts is almost as inconceivable as a nation without crises.

— Andre Maurois

Being connected to Jesus is what gives us life. He is the Life-Giver. The life-giving joy, power, and purpose for marriage flow from the One who created us to be in relationship with each other. Apart from Him, we can’t do anything.

— Sue Detweiler, 9 Traits of a Life Giving Marriage: How to Build a Relationship That Lasts

… there is something revolting about the way girls’ minds so often jump to marriage long before they jump to love. And most of those minds are shut to what marriage really means.

— Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle

I couldn’t bear a marriage in which one partner hinges on the other.

— Clive Owen

Love is moral even without legal marriage, but marriage is immoral without love.

— Ellen Key

The emotional place where a marriage begins is not nearly as important as the emotional place where a marriage finds itself toward the end, after many years of partnership.

— Elizabeth Gilbert, Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage

Don’t let anyone sell you on the idea that anything (apart from the Lord Himself) is more important than your marriage. God means for your life and your marriage to be filled with passion and purpose.

— Elizabeth George

Such a mad marriage never was before.

— William Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew

I have a very happy marriage and friends who keep my feet on the ground. But looking for satisfaction in life is difficult. Maybe being happy is as simple as not being unhappy.

— Jasper Carrott

No person connected with me by blood or marriage will be appointed to office.

— Rutherford B. Hayes

I love John Irving’s stuff. It’s that marriage of comedy and tragedy. It’s really terrific.

— Jeff Bridges

Any marriage is hard work. But what I always say is, “Keep the fights clean and the sex dirty.

— Kevin Bacon

Seldom or perhaps never does a marriage develop into an individual relationship smoothly and without crises there is no coming to consciousness without pain.

— Carl Jung

No persons professing to be Christians should enter the marriage relation until the matter has been carefully and prayerfully considered from an elevated standpoint, to see if God can be glorified by the union.

— Ellen G. White

For her, marriage was a sweetened version of murder.

— Daniel Saldaña París, En medio de extrañas víctimas

Their long years together had shown him that it did not so much matter if marriage was a dull duty, as long as it kept the dignity of duty: lapsing from that, it became a mere battle of ugly appetites.

— Edith Wharton

What made marriage so difficult back then was yet again that instigator of so many other sorts of heartbreak: the oversize brain.

— Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Galápagos

It’s only fair that stable gay relationships of long standing should have the same rights and responsibilities as married couples. I know the image of gay marriage is to some people horrific and ludicrous.

— Ian Mckellen

I came into marriage with love but when I got there she refused the dictatorship and fled away, I and my wife are looking for her. Anyone who finds her please contact us. We swear not to harm her again

— Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom

Any intelligent woman who reads the marriage contract, and then goes into it, deserves all the consequences.

— Isadora Duncan

Love is more pleasant than marriage for the same reason that novels are more amusing than history.

— Nicolas Chamfort

The central truth that serves as the platform for Christian marriage — and for all Christian relationships — is that in Christ we are at every moment eternally loved and genuinely significant.

— Larry Crabb, The Marriage Builder

Although I notice there is never a truly good time to have a nice long chat with one´s mother-in-law, unless you are having an extraordinary life and marriage and your mother-in-law is, say, Maureen Dowd, or Indira Gandhi. Someone of that ilk.

— Suzanne Finnamore, Split: A Memoir of Divorce

There is a radicalism in all getting and a conservatism in all keeping. Lovemaking is radical while marriage is conservative.

— Eric Hoffer

In my long life I have found peace, joy, and happiness beyond my fondest hopes and dreams. One of the supreme benedictions of my life has been my marriage to an elect daughter of God. I love her with all my heart and soul.

— James E. Faust

It appears that ordinary men take wives because possession is not possible without marriage, and that ordinary women accept husbands because marriage is not possible without possession

— Thomas Hardy, Far from the Madding Crowd

Coming to terms with the fact that my marriage was a failure was devastating and very difficult.

— Sarah McLachlan

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

— Mignon McLaughlin

Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is thread, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years.

— Simone Signoret

I hope gay marriage will be legal in every state.

— Mark Consuelos

My music is about where I am at the time. In ‘Raymond vs. Raymond, ‘ I was going through a lot of things, and it came out in my music. My marriage fell apart, and I was suddenly a single father.

— Usher

Before marriage a man prays that she accepts, after marriage a woman prays that he accepts

— Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom

Two people can only live as one when each is prepared to give and receive trust and understanding. Above that lies respect. Without respect for how the other feels, no marriage is worthwhile.

— Helen Hollick, The Kingmaking

Little things spell LOVE. Beware the spouse or marriage that places a premium on expensive gifts and ‘toys.

— David R. Wommack

While God’s will is that every marriage will endure, man’s sin has poisoned many relationships.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

She got the magazine on a Wednesday morning, and on Thursday announced our marriage was over.

— David Gest

What sort of job can you hold in America in which it is safe to hold the personal conviction that same-sex marriage is wrong? The answer: there is no such job. Except Democratic presidential candidate in 2008. Then you’re fine.

— Ben Shapiro

In marriage do thou be wise: prefer the person before money, virtue before beauty, the mind before the body; then thou hast a wife, a friend, a companion, a second self.

— William Penn

I have always maintained a strong opposition to marriage because I would have to be in serious denial to pretend I wasn’t born with a personality for divorce. Whatever the opposite of amicable is, that’s how my breakups tend to play out.

— Chelsea Handler

When both you and your spouse actively focus on developing godly character qualities, the foundation of your marriage will be twice as strong.

— Elizabeth George

Sleeping together is a euphemism for people, but tantamount to marriage with cats.

— Marge Piercy

The end of my marriage meant the end of fighting for something I believed in: my commitment to God to stay faithfully married until death, no matter the circumstances.

— Jen Grice, You Can Survive Divorce: Hope, Healing, and Encouragement for Your Journey

I have gone from one relationship to a marriage and stepchildren.

— Daryl Hall

A good marriage is different to a happy marriage.

— Debra Winger

The secret of a happy marriage is finding the right person. You know they’re right if you love to be with them all the time.

— Julia Child

Conservatives believe in the ties that bind us. Society is stronger when we make vows to each other and we support each other. I don’t support gay marriage in spite of being a conservative. I support gay marriage because I am a conservative.

— David Cameron

I feel that heterosexual marriage is the more excellent way, and it surely is approved holy by the Holy Bible, and it holds so many more possibilities: the possibilities of having children of both the mother and father, the male and the female.

— Robert H. Schuller

You’ll be happy if you’ll remember that men don’t change much. Women do. Women adapt themselves, and if you think that means they lose their individuality, you’re wrong. Show me a happy marriage and I’ll show you a clever woman.

— Elizabeth Cadell

Until politicos take a true stand in defense of marriage by proposing an anti-adultery amendment to the Constitution, stop demonizing gays and lesbians when the one debasing your marriage is the individual in the mirror.

— John Ridley

Marriage is something that needs to be worked on every day. I don’t know if I’m the one to give marital advice since I’ve only been married for a little over a year, but marriage is certainly easier if you are open, trusting and loving.

— Emily Blunt

After much deliberation, and after reviewing the legal, public policy and civil-rights questions presented, I support marriage equality for same-sex couples and believe that DOMA should be repealed.

— Bob Casey, Jr.

Our marriage is based on compromise-he admits he’s wrong and I forgive him.

— Carol Spieker

I’m a little skeptical about using the Constitution this way, but I also believe marriage is between a man and a woman and that the courts shouldn’t legislate this matter.

— Pete Coors

For someone to say that marriage is only about procreation is a joke. I didn’t marry my husband to have children. I married my husband because I love my husband.

— Aisha Tyler

Keep your eyes wide open before marriage half shut afterwards.

— Benjamin Franklin

Do I think a marriage with him would last? I have my doubts. There, I said it. But marraige is always a risk. And so what if it doesn’t work? Would that make you absolutely unhappy for the rest of your life? I would hope not.

— Amy Stolls, The Ninth Wife

What was marriage but sex plus property.

— Hanif Kureishi, The Last Word

A marriage of two independent and equally irritable intelligences seems to me reckless to the point of insanity.

— Dorothy L. Sayers, Gaudy Night

Each time he suggested they get married, she said no. They were too happy, precariously so, and she wanted to guard that bond; she feared that marriage would flatten it into a prosaic partnership.

— Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Half of a Yellow Sun

With my divorce, and even during the end of my marriage before it even got publicly bad, how I decided to cope with things was to go on the treadmill for an hour.

— Khloe Kardashian

Coming to terms with the fact that my marriage was a failure was devastating and very difficult. I blamed myself for a lot of things. It took me a very long time to get over it.

— Sarah McLachlan

Maybe the difference between first marriage and second marriage is that the second time at least you know you are gambling.

— Elizabeth Gilbert, Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage

The greatest source of security our children have in this world is a God-honoring, Christ-centered marriage between their parents.

— Voddie T. Baucham Jr., Family Shepherds: Calling and Equipping Men to Lead Their Homes

If there are trust issues during the dating period, marriage is not going to solve it! #Tip

— A.H. Carlisle III

Katherine feels that she must have learned something about marriage from being married before that is now working to her benefit. However, she doesn’t know quite what it is, or how, actually, it works.

— Joy Williams, Taking Care

Even though their marriage had been dead for over two years (her words, not mine), this put her in the role of the innocent. She was now a woman scorned. ~Shattered Reality

— Brenda Perlin

That’s my prescription for a happy marriage – marry someone who doesn’t do anything similar to what you do.

— Maxine Kumin

I think there are a whole host of things that are civil rights, and then there are other things – such as traditional marriage – that, I think, express a community’s concern and regard for a particular institution.

— Barack Obama

No matter how old you are or how long–or short!–you’ve been married, the day you accelerate your growth in the Lord is the day your marriage is positively impacted, improved, and strengthened!

— Jim George, A Husband After God’s Own Heart

I highly suggest marriage to all my friends who are dating.

— Jerry O’Connell

My argument is simple, which is, that for several thousand years in Western civilization, marriage has been the union of one man and one woman. Research is overwhelming that children need mothers and fathers.

— Gary Bauer

The perfect marriage is a uniting of three persons—a man and a woman and God. That is what makes marriage holy.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

I had a happy marriage and a nice wife. I accomplished everything you can. What more can you want?

— Max Schmeling

A healthy marriage acts as the vessel of wellbeing and stability for both partners as well as the children.

— Abhijit Naskar, Wise Mating: A Treatise on Monogamy

The romantic vision she’d held of her marriage where the two of them came first and children, no matter whose they were, came after that relationship had disappeared, and she had no idea where to find it.

— Sarah Jo Smith, Entangled Loyalties

An uncomfortable marriage can not bear the strain of the death of a beloved donkey.

— Merrie Haskell, Unplugged: The Web’s Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy: 2008 Download

Dear GIRLS your very own identity is more important than a marriage certificate.

— Amit Abraham

Gay marriage is the last bastion of, to me… as a legal, ceremonial, sentimental and religious side, it’s one of the last steps. Retaining your job being one of the earlier steps, like, not getting kicked out of your job because you’re gay.

— Gus Van Sant

It is only in marriage with the world that our ideals can bear fruit divorced from it they remain barren.

— Bertrand Russell

We make no greater voluntary choice in this life than the selection of a marriage partner. This decision can bring eternal happiness and joy. To find sublime fulfillment in marriage, both partners need to be fully committed to the marriage.

— James E. Faust

In Hungary, if homosexuals would like to live together, they can do so under the civil code. But what we call marriage is exclusively for one man and one woman. We are a Christian country. That’s a historical fact.

— Viktor Orban

Guess it’s high time we add the 8th vow in marriage promising that we shall spend time with our husband or wife more than with social networking sites!

— Manasa Rao

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

Every marriage tends to consist of an aristocrat and a peasant of a teacher and a learner.

— John Updike

A good businessman never makes a contract unless he’s sure he can carry it through, yet every fool on earth is perfectly willing to sign a marriage contract without considering whether he can live up to it or not.

— Dalton Trumbo

To keep your marriage brimming, With love in the loving cup, Whenever you’re wrong, admit it;Whenever you’re right, shut up.”~Happy birthday Ogden Nash! (born 8.19.1902)

— Ogden Nash, The Best of Ogden Nash

If there were no immortality there would be no need for temples. There would be no need for eternal marriage if there were no eternity.

— Gordon B. Hinckley

When my mother had four girls, and she could tell her marriage was falling apart, she went back to college and got her degree in music and education.

— Andie MacDowell

It’s nice to know you have support. Last night I got a marriage proposal. I just laughed.

— Carrie Underwood

To a shameful extent, the charm of marriage boils down to how unpleasant it is to be alone.

— Alain de Botton

What is there in the vale of life Half so delightful as a wife When Friendship love and peace combine To stamp the marriage bond divine?

— William Cowper

At my core, what I think we need to do is to get the basics right again. We need to rebuild our family structure, stay away from redefining marriage, and stand by marriage as a union between a man and a woman.

— Sam Brownback

The language of marriage is often a language of ownership, not a language of partnership.

— Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

If I write a book where all I’ve ever experienced is success, people won’t take a positive lesson from it. In being candid, I have to own up to my own failures, both in my marriage and in my work environment.

— Sonia Sotomayor

He thought of her often, and he missed the companionship they’d once shared and the friendship that had been the bedrock of their marriage at its best.

— Nicholas Sparks, Safe Haven

The hypocrisy and false piety of the deniers aside, the relationships of gays have no effect on heteros. Especially all the heteros who’ve done such a marvelous job of debasing marriage on their own all these many years.

— John Ridley

We are no more content to plod along the beaten paths – and so marriage must go the way of God.

— Amy Levy

To keep your marriage brimming, With love in the loving cup, Whenever you’re wrong, admit it; Whenever you’re right, shut up.

— Ogden Nash

But I wanted marriage for myself. I was not calculating about it. I wish I was more calculating.

— Linda McCartney

When you have a baby you set off an explosion in your marriage and when the dust settles your marriage is different from what it was. Not better necessarily not worse necessarily but different.

— Nora Ephron

It’s not easy to walk out on a marriage and two young kids, and it’s the most difficult thing I’ve ever had to do.

— Bob Hoskins

I oppose same-sex marriage but I would advance equal rights in employment for gay and lesbian people. I appointed a few judges who were gay and I had few people in my cabinet that I found out were gay. I never asked peoples sexual orientation.

— Mitt Romney

Often, the bonds of marriage kill the purpose of the very marriage.

— Nilesh Rathod

After a few years of marriage a man can look right at a woman without seeing her and a woman can see right through a man without looking at him.

— Helen Rowland

If young people could only realize that a happy marriage depends not only on the present, but upon the past, they would be more reluctant to enter into loose, intimate relations with anyone and everyone.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

There is, hidden or flaunted, a sword between the sexes till an entire marriage reconciles them.

— C. S. Lewis

My marriage is incredibly important to me. It’s the place from which I engage in the world every day, and the place to which I return every day.

— Chelsea Clinton

Well I don’t know that I’m okay any more than anyone else is okay, I lead a happy life and a very full one – I have a happy marriage and my kids are all cheerful, and no one is finding fault with me, personally.

— L. Ron Hubbard

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

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

It is my belief that marriage is made holy by two souls in communion, not by the order of the law.

— Lynn Cullen, Mrs. Poe

It’s worked! Our marriage has outlasted all of the world leaders, except for Castro. And if we keep talking, arguing, making love and dancing to the Ramones- it’ll probably keep working.

— Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

That’s what marriage was at its best: You didn’t have to tell your partner to look out, that you were falling. They were just there to catch you.

— Jamie Brenner, The Wedding Sisters

I’ll always be sad that my marriage ended.

— Shania Twain

We are grateful for a happy marriage and a glorious future. Four years of a happy marriage! Happy Anniversary my dearest husband, Jeremiah Nii Mama Akita! I love you with all my heart, soul and body.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

You make every case for marriage but love.

— Rachel Hauck, The Writing Desk

May these vows and this marriage be blessed.

— Rumi

Well I think in a marriage you have to be honest and ask yourself, you know, what is my role? What is my responsibility?

— Hillary Clinton

My views are very fluctuating. I have very contradictory takes on the subject. Dating is easier, while marriage is hard work. You see your friends having early divorces, and on the other hand, you see your parents having a successful marriage.

— Kangana Ranaut

Within the magical community, most brides are virgins. Do you have any idea how many curses and other horrible things are associated with virginity and virgin bloodshed? For witches, having sex before marriage invites all sorts of evil magic in.

— Elizabeth A. Reeves, How [Not] to Kiss a Prince

Gay marriage – it’s not about two people being gay: it’s about two people who love each other and who have decided to commit to each other for the exact same reasons any other couple would get married.

— Luke Macfarlane

Marry me, Esme. Please. Honor me. I will honor you as your husband never did. Our marriage would be a remedy against sin, if anyone could ever call it a sin to love you.”Sebastian Bonnington to Esme Rawlings

— Eloisa James, Fool for Love

Either somebody has equal rights, or they don’t. And certainly in the Irish constitution, marriage is genderless. There’s no mention of a man and a woman.

— Hozier

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

Samuel Johnson said a second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience, ” Kirkland said.

— Mary Jo Putney

Righteous marriage is a commandment and an essential step in the process of creating a loving family relationship that can be perpetuated beyond the grave.

— David A. Bednar

Was marriage invented to cage love?

— Nilesh Rathod, Destiny of Shattered Dreams

I’m totally against straight marriage – even though I’m married. I don’t think heterosexual marriage is any of the government’s business.

— Penn Jillette

The marriage is a bribe to make a housekeeper think she is a householder.

— Thornton Wilder, The Matchmaker

I don’t think it’s more difficult for actors to have a good marriage than anyone. I think, in the end, a really important component of any relationship is honesty, and it also comes down to luck.

— Cate Blanchett

Just because a marriage ended didn’t mean that it hadn’t been happy at times.

— Liane Moriarty, What Alice Forgot

A successful marriage was a balancing act-that was a thing everyone knew. A successful marriage was also dependent on a high tolerance for irritation.

— Stephen King, Full Dark, No Stars

The thirty-plus years of marriage between the ceiling and the cement plaster showed signs of weakness by frequently developing cracks and holes.

— Pawan Mishra, Coinman: An Untold Conspiracy

Beguiling voices in the world cry out for ‘alternative lifestyles’ for women. They maintain that some women are better suited for careers than for marriage and motherhood.

— Ezra Taft Benson

The death of marriage has been announced so often and would seem so normal, in a sense. So what’s surprising is the sheer longevity and tenacity of this institution.

— Alain de Botton

On page 607, alluding to the end of my first marriage (and carefully remembering to state that that’s none of his business), he very sweetly says that I ‘might leave a wife, but not a friend.’ Nice try. Neat smear. But he shouldn’t be so sure….

— Christopher Hitchens

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

He knew taht many of his compatriots avoided marriage at all costs. They saw matrimony as an annoyance, a wife as another person who would nag and prod. But when he repeated his vows, he heard “as long as we both shall life” and he hoped.

— Courtney Milan, The Duchess War

I’m an activist for gay marriage equality and children’s rights. I’m the face of Share Our Strength.

— Sandra Lee

Do the bishops seriously imagine that legalising gay marriage will result in thousands of parties to heterosexual marriages suddenly deciding to get divorced so they can marry a person of the same sex?

— Malcolm Turnbull

A marriage based only on physical attraction or romantic emotions is almost certainly doomed to failure right from the start.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

…that’s part of what marriage means: sometimes hating this other person but staying together because you promised you would.

— Ada Calhoun, Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give

I always like to say that our brand or our philosophy has always been kind of this marriage between the ‘food as indulgence, ‘ and it’s also been about ‘food as health, ‘ that food is vitality.

— John Mackey

For us the question is, has the marriage to do with well-being or with salvation? Is it a soteriological institution or a welfare institution?Is marriage, this opus contra natura a path to individuation or a way to well-being?

— Adolf Guggenbühl-Craig, Matrimonio: Vivi o morti

In a happy marriage it is the wife who provides the climate, the husband the landscape.

— Gerald Brenan

Little children are still the symbol of the eternal marriage between love and duty.

— George Eliot

In a way, fraud in business is no different from infidelity in marriage or plagiarism in scholarly work. Even people committed to high moral standards succumb.

— Miroslav Volf

We are properly ready for marriage when we are strong enough to embrace a life of frustration.

— Alain de Botton

I think there is a generation gap. I personally look forward to, as our generation becomes the leaders, you are gonna see a change, and I think hopefully gay marriage will be a part of that country.

— Vanessa Kerry

Friendship is the marriage of the soul, and this marriage is liable to divorce.

— Voltaire

There is nothing spiritual about a marriage that uses guilt, blame, shame or religious manipulations to keep a relationship together.

— Shannon L. Alder

Maybe our marriage is bound to be a fight, but it will have its compensations. Fights that end in bed have their own singular excitement, remember.

— Charlotte Lamb, Night Music

Marriage is a holy bond because it permits two people to help each other work out their spiritual destinies. God declared marriage to be good.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

It took me a long time to be convinced that marriage was right for me because I’ve come from a long line of broken marriages. My parents divorced, and I had two broken marriages myself.

— Sylvester Stallone

The one charm about marriage is that it makes a life of deception absolutely necessary for both parties.

— Oscar Wilde

When a marriage fails, the story of the relationship changes. The best parts, the parts that made you think getting married was a good idea, fade from memory.

— Tori Spelling, sTORI Telling

As marriage goes, I think most people sort of set being – you know getting married as the goal as opposed to being married.

— Ashton Kutcher

The dentist swiveled on his heels and disappeared, leaving me there to massage my jaw back into feeling after its brief, masochistic marriage to the top of my wooden desk.

— Jonathan Lethem, Gun, With Occasional Music

Passion stimulates you, love intoxicates you, marriage sobers you, and parenthood tries you.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

That a marriage ends is less than ideal; but all things end under heaven, and if temporality is held to be invalidating, then nothing real succeeds.

— John Updike

The only thing that holds a marriage together is the husband being big enough to step back and see where the wife was wrong.

— Archie Bunker

Women today have more of an overview of their lives and how marriage is or is not a part of it.

— Helen Reddy

Marriage requires a radical commitment to love our spouses as they are, while longing for them to be what they are not yet. Every marriage moves either toward enhancing one another’s glory or toward degrading each other.

— Dan B. Allender, Intimate Allies

An ideal marriage is a true partnership between two imperfect people, each striving to complement the other, to keep the commandments, and to do the will of the Lord [“Our Sacred Duty to Honor Woman, ” Ensign, May 1999).

— Russel M. Nelson

Perhaps my problem in marriage – and it is the problem of many women – was to want both intimacy and independence. It is a difficult line to walk, yet both needs are important to a marriage.

— Hedy Lamarr

If you cannot work on the marriage or the women is a moron, staying married and cheating makes the most sense because divorce is disruptive to the family life and your bank account.

— Al Goldstein

The health of your marriage tomorrow will be determined by the decisions you make today.

— Andy Stanley

The Hindu marriage may be described as the union of two families. In this union, there is no room for petty ambitions and personal ego-trips. What is involved is love for the entire family that one is marrying into.

— Dada Vaswani

I think of marriage as a garden. You have to tend to it. Respect it, take care of it, feed it. Make sure everyone is getting the right amount of, um, sunlight.

— Mark Ruffalo

Any marriage happy or unhappy is infinitely more interesting and significant than any romance however passionate.

— W. H. Auden

Politics doesn’t make strange bedfellows – marriage does.

— Groucho Marx

Divorce is probably of nearly the same date as marriage. I believe, however, that marriage is some weeks the more ancient.

— Voltaire

You marry who you think your beloved is, and then discover who they really are over the years. It’s that discovery that makes a marriage work.

— Mercedes Lackey, Winds of Fury

She says affection is all very well being imagined, like a romantic fancy, but marriage should be based on practical purposes in order to last longer.

— Aya Ling, The Ugly Stepsister

The most sexually active women need marriage the most to validate themselves. Why not do an orgy to see who proposes?

— Kent Lamarc

He’d seen that absent look from her dozens of times in London. She thought herself invisible, and was not. Not to him. This was the second time he’d mentioned marriage to her. The second time she heard nothing but his words.

— Carolyn Jewel, In the Duke’s Arms

Experts on romance say for a happy marriage there has to be more than a passionate love. For a lasting union, they insist, there must be a genuine liking for each other. Which, in my book, is a good definition for friendship.

— Marilyn Monroe

To agree to a marriage is to consent to a mutual act of transformation, to promise to ensure that the versions of yourselves that you will become will remain in harmony, though you yourselves can never stay the same.

— Dexter Palmer, Version Control

The early months of marriage often are times of critical tumult, – whether that of a shrimp pool or of deeper water, – which afterwards subside into cheerful peace.

— George Elliott

Any sex outside of the marriage bond between a man and a woman is violating God’s law.

— Jerry Falwell

I feel that marriage can lead to the ultimate rejection and failure and divorce and things we all fear.

— Mike Birbiglia

A wedding is and event, but marriage is a life.

— Myles Munroe, Waiting and Dating

A good marriage is not a gift

— it is an achievement.

the fact about marriage is that it’s never perfect, there is always struggle but you have to pick who you willing to struggle with

— D WordSmith

There’s something about marriage that is not as intensely romantic or interesting as a couple’s first meeting.

— John Sandford

So also in a marriage or in helping a teenager through a difficult identity crisis—there is no quick fix, where you can just move in and make everything right with a positive mental attitude and a bunch of success formulas.

— Stephen Covey

With marriage and fatherhood, I’ve finally found two fixed points in my life. They’ve taught me patience. They’ve also taught me that I don’t need to feel guilty about being happy. My emotional seasons are less extreme.

— Pete Wentz

What is marriage, is marriage protection or religion, is marriage renunciation or abundance, is marriage a stepping-stone or an end. What is marriage.

— Gertrude Stein

Well, you know, I just – I believe marriage should between a man and a woman.

— Victoria Osteen

I didn’t think marriage worked. I thought everybody who was married was secretly miserable – that it was something they just put up with for their children.

— Salma Hayek

Every good marriage must be a friendship between two people who are willing to sacrifice for the other person.

— Jim George, A Husband After God’s Own Heart

Inspirations never go in for long engagements they demand immediate marriage to action.

— Brendan Francis

We cannot insist only on issues related to abortion, gay marriage and the use of contraceptive methods. The teaching of the church is clear, and I am a son of the church, but it is not necessary to talk about these issues all the time.

— Pope Francis

If you’re as detached as that, why does the obsolete institution of marriage survive with you?”Oh, it still has its uses. One couldn’t be divorced without it.

— Edith Wharton, The Custom of the Country

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

My parents’ long and happy marriage was a great ideal to live up to, but a tough one.

— Olivia Williams

When a marriage works, nothing on earth can take its place.

— Helen Gahagan

It is my conviction that marriage is such a good idea, only God could have thought of it.

— Myles Munroe

A band is like a marriage, and if you’re in a marriage with someone, and you lose yourself in that marriage, the relationship is over, really.

— Richie Sambora

That’s what marriage is, isn’t it? Taking the rough with the smooth. At least, that’s what it should be.

— Laura Barnett, The Versions of Us

There was a time when the one singular thing that held a marriage together was the threat of getting the kids.

— Erma Bombeck

If you both care for each other more than you care for yourself, your marriage will endure all.

— Lisa Tawn Bergren

I think of how each person in a marriage owes it to the other to find individual happiness, even in a shared life. That this is the only way to grow together, instead of apart.

— Emily Giffin, Heart of the Matter

The whole Haley-Nathan marriage deal was a pretty good twist huh? I hope we got all of you with it. That particular story line even suprised me when I read it, it’s a good one and it’ll provide for some good stories to come.

— James Lafferty

It is not your love that sustains the marriage, but from now on, the marriage that sustains your love.

— Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Letters and Papers from Prison

Jesus and Paul knew the Old Testament completely. Their comments about divorce were meant to add to, not replace or change, what was already written in the Old Testament about marriage and divorce.

— Caroline Abbott, A Journey Through Emotional Abuse: From Bondage to Freedom

We’re used to boy meets girl, boy likes girl, instant attraction on TV. But you throw a son in there, you throw a marriage in there, and you’ve got some really good character stuff.

— Matt Passmore

Gay marriage acceptance is happening in the blink of an eye.

— P. J. O’Rourke

Sex outside of marriage is an abuse.

— Sunday Adelaja

If we can prevent just one marriage from disintegrating–or just one child from suffering the loss of a family–our effort will be justified.

— James C. Dobson

They say love is blind . . . and marriage is an insritution. Well I’m nor ready for an instirurion for rhe blind just yet.

— Mae West

I didn’t want to be one of those women who wake up at 63 years old and realize they’ve missed the window of opportunity for marriage and children.

— Alanis Morissette

In Hollywood a marriage is a success if it outlasts milk.

— Rita Rudner

She had a vision of the two of them trapped on a tiny raft surrounded by miles of open water. It would be a kind of test, like surviving on a desert island–but that’s what a marriage was, wasn’t it? They would have to help each other or die.

— Stewart O’Nan, Songs for the Missing

I wanted to forgive my mom and my dad so badly for the deep hurt they caused, the fear their broken marriage invoked in me, but I also didn’t want to pretend anymore. Pretending is exhausting.

— Natalie Brenner, This Undeserved Life: Uncovering The Gifts of Grief and The Fullness of Life

Whether it was work marriage or family I’ve always been a late bloomer.

— Sigourney Weaver

My mother had a son from previous marriage and her husband died in Second World War.

— Mikhail Baryshnikov

Not everyone believed in marriage then. To marry was to say you believed in the future and in the past, too – that history and tradition and hope could stay knit together to hold you up.

— Paula McLain, The Paris Wife

Relationship math suggests that It is rare for two people to enter marriage and one person is to blame for everything that goes wrong

— Johnnie Dent Jr.

A marriage is a delicate thing, Maggie, a balance of two hearts and two hopes. Sometimes the weight’s just too heavy on the one side, and the other can’t lift to it.

— Nora Roberts, Born in Fire

Often the difference between a successful marriage and a mediocre one consists of leaving about three or four things a day unsaid.

— Harlan Miller

Keep thy eyes wide open before marriage and half shut afterward.

— Thomas Fuller

On the whole she found erring children easier to deal with than their frantic parents, confirming her conclusion that marriage did strange things to the adult mind.

— Miranda Neville, The Second Seduction of a Lady

At times as he lay in bed listening to her breathing, a fear came over him that after marriage death was the next major event.

— Leonard Gardner, Fat City

Pray that your marriage is one in which you both agree & that God will be in the center of it

— Stormie Omartian, The Power of Praying: Help for a Woman’s Journey Through Life

We could not be fulfilled if we weren’t inauthentic some of the time—inauthentic, that is, in relation to such things as our passing desires to throttle our children, poison our spouse, or end our marriage over a dispute about changing a lightbulb.

— Alain de Botton

A loving God ordained monogamous marriage and the sanctity of what we call the traditional family.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

A good marriage is supposed to be one where each spouse secretly thinks he or she got the better deal.

— Anne Lamott, Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith

Pleasure for an hour a bottle of wine pleasure for a year marriage pleasure for a lifetime a garden.

— Chinese saying

Love the quest marriage the conquest divorce the inquest.

— Helen Rowland

I came from a happy family with loving parents, so my associations with marriage and children were all happy, positive things that brought me comfort as a child, which I wanted in my life.

— David Furnish

Stop praying to God to change your marriage or your finances because you might end up seeing that you are the one that need the change not your marriage or finances.

— Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

A great marriage is not when the ‘perfect couple’ comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.

— Dave Meurer

I believe the GOP should pitch its big-top tent around fiscal conservatism and a muscular foreign policy rather than carnival bark outside the sideshow tents of gay marriage and reproductive choice.

— Roger Stone

Katerina Lvovna lived a boring life in the rich house of her father-in-law during the five years of marriage to her unaffectionate husband; but, as often happens, no one paid the slightest attention to this boredom of hers.

— Nikolai Leskov, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

What most couples fail to realize is that marriage vows denote change.

— Elona Washington, From Ivy League To Stripper Life: 10 Lessons Learned

Before taking her into the library, my wife told me she was an old friend in a marriage crisis. A fatuous lie; at her age there are no crises left in marriage, only acceptance and extraction. (General Villiers)

— Robert Ludlum, The Bourne Identity

A good marriage is where both people feel like they’re getting the better end of the deal.

— Anne Lamott, Joe Jones

Sometimes it was worth all the disadvantages of marriage just to have that: one friend in an indifferent world.

— Erica Jong

To me, marriage is really important and what we build families on. That’s why gay marriage is really important.

— Margaret Cho

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

I won’t have a traditional marriage; I don’t find the value in that anymore. But I am such a hopeless romantic and I really want love and I want a committed relationship, so I am going to reinvent marriage for myself.

— Halle Berry

A marriage contract to me is as binding as any in business, and I have always believed in sticking to an agreement.

— J. Paul Getty

First thing I said to him was, ‘LeBron, you know this is true. We had five good years and one bad night’. Like a marriage that’s good, and then one bad thing happens, and you never talk to each other again.

— Dan Gilbert

Love is moral even without legal marriage but marriage is immoral without love.

— Ellen Key

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

When a marriage culture fails, sexual desire no longer unites; instead it fragments.

— Maggie Gallagher

Everyone knows marriage is tough.

— Lindsey Vonn

I think marriage is all about timing.

— Cate Blanchett

Of course I dream to have this perfect man who does not want to change me. And I’m so not marriage material, it’s terrible. But my dream is to have those Sunday mornings, where you’re eating breakfast and reading newspapers with somebody.

— Marina Abromovic

Why did mainstream America come to accept marriage equality? Gay leaders had made a convincing case that gay families were like straight families and should have the same rights. The American spirit of fair play had been invoked.

— Edmund White

The marriage bond is more than a civil contract. It is a reward for loving well.

— David Paul Kirkpatrick, The Address Of Happiness

God created the institution of marriage for mutual happiness and pleasure.

— Sunday Adelaja

If you want to know, it was the capitalists who invented marriage in order to protect the laws of inheritance.

— James Plunkett, Strumpet City

Straight couples don’t have to be monogamous to be married or married to be monogamous. Monogamy no more defines marriage than the presence of children does. Monogamy isn’t compulsory and its absence doesn’t invalidate a marriage.

— Dan Savage

Lewis created a new kind of marriage between theological reflection and poetic imagination.

— Alister E. McGrath, If I Had Lunch with C.S. Lewis: Exploring the Ideas of C.S. Lewis on the Meaning of Life

Though this marriage is a sham, what we share tonight will be real, my lady. I said I’d treat you wi’ the same respect I’d show my own true bride, and I meant it. I’d no’ be able to call myself a Scotsman if I let you walk across this threshold.

— Pamela Clare, Defiant

The most happy marriage I can picture or imagine to myself would be the union of a deaf man to a blind woman.

— Samuel Taylor Coleridge

What we do for each other before marriage is no indication of what we will do after marriage.

— Gary Chapman, The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate

The secret of a good marriage is forgiving your partner for marrying you in the first place.

— Sacha Guitry

I tell him his business, all business, is legalized throat-cutting, like marriage is legalized fornication.

— Patricia Highsmith, Strangers on a Train

The proper basis for marriage is mutual misunderstanding. The happiness of a married man depends on the people he has not married. One should always be in love – that’s the reason one should never marry.

— Oscar Wilde, Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime and Other Stories

I feel strongly for gay marriage to be accepted.

— Bernadette Peters

Our marriage ended because I couldn’t make him see me or hear me or do anything I wanted or needed. I could only be as selfish and mean as he was to get his attention. And that was ruinous.

— Susan Rieger, The Divorce Papers

You contribute much to your marriage by the wise, thrifty, diligent management and oversight of your part of the household budget.

— Elizabeth George, A Wife After God’s Own Heart

One advantage of marriage is that, when you fall out of love with him or he falls out of love with you, it keeps you together until you fall in again.

— Judith Viorst

Real life often ends badly, like our marriage did, Pat. And literature tries to document this reality, while showing us it is still possible for people to endure nobly.

— Matthew Quick, The Silver Linings Playbook

When my cell phone rang, I’d just finished cutting up my marriage mattress.

— Claire Cook, Time Flies

We want our marriage to be a triumph, not a tragedy.

— Joyce Meyer

Each marriage is a living thing, just as complex as the two individuals within it.

— Penny Reid, Happily Ever Ninja

I think what makes our marriage work amid all the glare is that my husband is my best friend. He inspires everything in my life and enables me to do the best that I can. I want to hang out with him more than anyone.

— Faith Hill

It may have been observed that there is no regular path for getting outof love as there is for getting in. Some people look upon marriage as ashort cut that way, but it has been known to fail.

— Thomas Hardy, Far from the Madding Crowd

As to marriage or celibacy, let a man take which course he will, he will be sure to repent.

— Socrates

Where there’s marriage without love there will be love without marriage.

— Benjamin Franklin

When a woman thinks her husband is a fool, her marriage is over. They may part in one year or ten; they may live together until death. But if she thinks he is a fool, she will not love him again.

— Philippa Gregory, The Other Queen

Being divorced does not necessarily make one’s advice on marriage useless … or useful.

— Mokokoma Mokhonoana

A marriage is about how clever you deal with it, not about pushing it away when hurricanes come crashing down. You’ve to be strong and find a way to not let the world tear your marriage apart.

— Diyar Harraz, After the Storm

Originally I was opposed to gay assimilation and targeted gay marriage as just another effort on the part of gays to resemble their straight neighbours.

— Edmund White

In the spring of 1936, I was introduced by friends to Jean Tatlock. In the autumn, I began to court her. We were at least twice close enough to marriage to think of ourselves as engaged.

— J. Robert Oppenheimer

Sometimes life begins when the marriage ends

— Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Purple Hibiscus

You know my friends with what a brave carouse I made a second marriage in my house Divorced old barren reason from my bed And took the daughter of the vine to spouse.

— Omar Khayyam

She wasn’t any bigger than a minute and had hair like wild gold, and she was always merry as a marriage bell.

— Sandra Dallas, Prayers for Sale

I think marriage is only necessary if you’ve got children. It’s quite nice for them.

— Hugh Grant

Perhaps the most hillarious yet true advice I ever gave on marriage is this one. Don’t marry because of Love, marry because of food Love fades, beauty wanes but hungry doesn’t

— Seun Ajibade

Whether it be a matter of personal relations within a marriage or political initiatives within a peace process, there is no sure-fire do-it-yourself kit.

— Seamus Heaney

Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance.

— Jane Austen

Some people claim that marriage interferes with romance. There’s no doubt about it. Anytime you have a romance, your wife is bound to interfere.

— Groucho Marx

Every single person suffers; every marriage has some major battles. Life pulls you in different directions. But if you try, and you’re lucky, you can find your way back to each other.

— Taya Kyle

A sense of having been decoyed by some world-old conspiracy into this bondage of body and soul filled her with despair. If marriage was the slow life-long acquittal of a debt contracted in ignorance, then marriage was a crime against human nature.

— Edith Wharton

There is something revolting about the way girls’ minds so often jump to marriage long before they jump to love.

— Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle

The secret of a happy marriage is finding the right person. You know they’re right if you love to be with them all of the time.

— Julia Child

The Puritan ethic of marriage was first to look not for a partner whom you do love passionately at this moment but rather for one whom you can love steadily as your best friend for life, then to proceed with God’s help to do just that.

— J.I. Packer

I realized I would be forced to run away from home if someone tried to arrange a marriage for me. I didn’t want to think about it.

— Elizabeth Wein, The Pearl Thief

Maybe you expected marriage to be perfect – I guess that’s where you and I are different. See, I thought it would be all about making mistakes, but doing it with someone who’s there to remind you what you learned along the way.

— Jodi Picoult, Handle with Care

I was never against marriage per se. Before feminism, I didn’t think you had any choice. In fact, for a long time I always assumed I would get married. I just didn’t see any marriages I wanted to emulate, so I kept putting it off.

— Gloria Steinem

Do not miss your children’s childhood. Do not be away 200 nights a year as I was. Do not put strains on your marriage or family.

— Joe Scarborough

Live each day as if it were the first day of marriage and the last day of vacation.

— Unknown Author 47

I refused David Letterman’s proposal of marriage for obvious reasons, but thanks for asking.

— Teri Garr

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 love again.

— Judith Viorst

Next month, I will celebrate my 30th anniversary of marriage with my beautiful bride, Vicki. Our marriage has been a blessing. I have gained even more respect for the institution over the past 3 decades and will defend it against attack.

— Todd Tiahrt

Supporting the definition of marriage as one man and one woman is not anti-gay: it is pro-traditional marriage. And if support for traditional marriage is bigotry, then Barack Obama was a bigot until just before the 2012 election.

— Marco Rubio

The major problem of life is learning how to handle the costly interruptions. The door that slams shut, the plan that got sidetracked, the marriage that failed. Or that lovely poem that didn’t get written because someone knocked on the door.

— Martin Luther King Jr.

I support gay unions. I think the government should get out of the marriage business completely – leave marriages to the churches. And grant civil unions to gay couples, grant civil unions to a man and woman.

— Gary Johnson

For most of us, when our ‘dreams’ – I use the word with reservations – came true, and marriage and motherhood became a reality, the romcoms, like horoscopes, swiftly lost their allure.

— Mariella Frostrup

It is unwise to think that marriage will bring an end to your emotional problems.

— Ugochi Oritsejolomisan

What keeps the marriage going is your commitment to your spouse’s holiness.

— Timothy J. Keller, The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God

The clearest explanation for the failure of any marriage is that two people are incompatible that is one is male and the other female.

— Anna Quindlen

The true marriage movie involving in-laws and children is a story about how marriage is directly affected by external characters who impact the central relationship in various ways.

— Jeanine Basinger, I Do and I Don’t: A History of Marriage in the Movies

The clearest explanation for the failure of any marriage is that the two people are incompatible; that is, that one is male and the other female.

— Anna Quindlen

I think long-lasting, healthy relationships are more important than the idea of marriage. At the root of every successful marriage is a strong partnership.

— Carson Daly

The web of marriage is made by propinquity, in the day to day living side by side, looking outward in the same direction. It is woven in space and in time of the substance of life itself.

— Anne Morrow Lindbergh

A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.

— Andre Maurois

It is within the bonds of marriage that I, for one, found a greater freedom to be and to become and to share myself thatn I can imaine ever having found in any other kind of relationship.

— Frederick Buechner, Now and Then: A Memoir of Vocation

You can’t know about marriage until you try it.

— Greg Evigan

To last, a marriage and family must be built on love—love for God, and love for one another.

— Elizabeth George

No marriage stays in the same pattern forever. It is both the best feature of marriage and the worst, that it inevitably changes.

— Lisa Kleypas, Love in the Afternoon

Writing and singing does give me some kind of release from the demons of my past, it is a therapy of sorts, but to be honest, my marriage played a more important role in the acceptance of myself than performance has ever done.

— Michelle Shocked

The sweet companionship of eternal marriage is one of the greatest blessings God has granted to His children.

— Joseph B. Wirthlin

The great marriages are partnerships. It can’t be a great marriage without being a partnership.

— Helen Mirren

Who of us is mature enough for offspring before the offspring themselves arrive? The value of marriage is not that adults produce children but that children produce adults.

— Peter de Vries

The most important thing for a good marriage is to learn how to argue peaceably.

— Anita Ekberg

Our marriage is between us. If we decide to continue being together or not, it’s our business.

— Gwyneth Paltrow

Every marriage that ends in divorce; every serviceman who kills him- or herself; and every time a young warrior experience substance abuse issues, we witness a casualty of war.

— Jay Kopelman, From Baghdad to America: Life Lessons from a Dog Named Lava

How marriage ruins a man! It is as demoralizing as cigarettes, and far more expensive.

— Oscar Wilde

I believe in the institution of marriage and it’s like a tag to cement the relationship for your friends, family and public.

— Kareena Kapoor Khan

I haven’t looked at marriage in the conventional sense, as far as settling down. I look at it as putting faith in another person, which has always been hard for me to do.

— Marilyn Manson

I would absolutely, definitely never sell my wedding pictures to a magazine. I’d like it to be a special day, not a photo shoot. And once you’ve done that, your marriage becomes everybody else’s business.

— Katherine Jenkins

Divorce, she could see, would be like marriage – a power grab, as in who would be the dog, and who would be the owner of the dog.

— Lorrie Moore

Political promises are much like marriage vows. They are made at the beginning of the relationship between candidate and voter, but are quickly forgotten.

— Dick Gregory

Design, to me, is part psychology, part sociology, and part magic. A good decorator should know what’s going on in someone’s marriage and how their kids are doing in school.

— Nate Berkus

I oppose any attempt to grant homosexual unions the same legal privileges that civil government affords to traditional marriage and family life.

— Todd Akin

I think marriage is a scary concept. It’s a scary concept for anybody. I’m not sure where I sit with that.

— Hozier

Obama’s endorsement of gay marriage is hardly as consequential as Johnson’s legislative success on civil rights.

— Robert Dallek

Most women would each be left with fewer dreams or without a dream, if the institution of marriage were to be abolished.

— Mokokoma Mokhonoana

I’m trap in marriage with gangsta rhyme and my street life.

— Kjiva

I am fiscally prudent and socially progressive. I believe in protecting a woman’s right to choose. I believe in marriage equality.

— Andrew Cuomo

[God] can help you begin to rebuild your marriage and your life if you will let Him rule in your life.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

I realized that marriage is not only about exchanging vows, but it’s about two people who equally make a continuous effort to honour their vows.

— Gift Gugu Mona

The Bible is clear – God’s definition of marriage is between a man and a woman.

— Billy Graham

I myself got married at a very young age. It has always intrigued me because marriage is very synthetic in an otherwise natural world.

— Imtiaz Ali

The great thing about marriage is that it creates trust, the most precious of things.

— Theodore Zeldin

So much of marriage was implicit and nonverbal. Had I gotten so complacent I’d forgotten to communicate?

— Jodi Picoult, Handle with Care

Their marriage was cold and tedious. Formal and unloving. Stale even. She never had any regrets like this with Jack. With Jack, a rainy day would be cheerful.

— LeeAnn Whitaker, Never Another You

Every sacred marriage will survive all times with great love and patient commitment.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

I think one reason for a successful marriage is laughter. I think laughter gets you through the rough moments in a marriage.

— Bob Newhart

Sooner or later they are going to live in a New York City where gay marriage is not only legal, but it’s common and they don’t even notice.

— Anthony Weiner

How does a poet know when a poem is ended? Because it lies flat, taut; nothing can be added or subtracted. How does a woman know when a marriage is over? Because of the way her life suddenly shears off in just two directions: past and future.

— Carol Shields, The Stone Diaries

I don’t think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.

— Barack Obama

I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to combine marriage and a career.

— Gloria Steinem

The death of anti-gay hate speech is no doubt being hastened by the head-spinning speed with which gays as a group – to say nothing of gay marriage – are becoming an unremarkable and even quite traditional parts of American life.

— Jeffrey Kluger

Because values change, legislatures abolish the death penalty, permit same-sex marriage if they want, abolish laws against homosexual conduct. That’s how the change in a society occurs. Society doesn’t change through a Constitution.

— Antonin Scalia

My mum told me, ‘At that moment when you know you can’t do both, the marriage and the kids, choose the marriage because you’re going to be spending your whole lives together, so you have to put a lot of work and attention into the relationship.’

— Bryce Dallas Howard

Finding good partners is the key to success in anything: in business, in marriage and, especially, in investing.

— Robert Kiyosaki

Science has made many advances in my lifetime, but the instrument has yet to be invented that can see clearly into the marriage of a man and a woman.

— Guillermo del Toro, The Strain

When you’re old-fashioned like I am, you know marriage is forever. Those vows are a promise.

— Brad Paisley

I respect the fact that many denominations have different points of view with respect to gay marriage and they can hold that in the sanctity in the place of their religion and not bless them or solemnize them.

— Colin Powell

We have found that the best way for our marriage to work is to let me make the big decisions and my wife the small ones. With this system I’m noticing there are usually no big ones.

— Tom Kardashian

The second class status of marriage became one of the principal issues in the Reformation. Martin Luther, the Augustinian friar, had barely posted his ninety-five theses on the door of the church in Wittenberg when he took himself a wife.

— Germaine Greer, The Female Eunuch

In the break-up of a marriage the world inclines to take the side of the partner with most vitality, rather than the one apparently least to blame.

— Anthony Powell, A Dance to the Music of Time: 1st Movement

It is in the perfect union of two hearts that complete and total marriage consists.

— Bernard of Clairvaux

I think that marriage is, dare I say it, between a man and a woman, hopefully for life and there are all sorts of other relationships which should be acknowledged and recognised, but I don’t know that they can be recognised as marriage.

— Tony Abbott

Success in marriage does not come merely through finding the right mate, but through being the right mate.

— Barnett R. Brickner

She seemed to think that one of the perks of marriage was that it gave you rights of comment and intrusion over single people’s love lives.

— J.K. Rowling, The Casual Vacancy

Always remember: marriage is a gift. Allow the revelation to direct your thoughts and habits in marriage.

— Ngina Otiende, The Wedding Night: Embracing Sexual Intimacy as New Bride

But the key to our marriage is the capacity to give each other a break. And to realize that it’s not how our similarities work together it’s how our differences work together.

— Michael J. Fox

Marriage requires maturity. Marriage requires two people who, for the rest of their lives, are willing to listen, to really listen to each other. And that marriage requires the greatest of all things, compromise.

— Coach Taylor

I’m more afraid of marriage than death.

— Shakira

My worldview, my philosophy, my attitudes, my relationships, my parenting, my marriage – everything has been transformed by my relationship with Christ.

— Lee Strobel

She says what holds their marriage together is that she feels too damn sorry for him to ask for a divorce.

— Dean Koontz, Forever Odd

When life expectancy hit 95 years of age, married people around the world shouted, “Enough!” And just like that, the institution of marriage was reinvented.

— Katherine Valdez, Baby Shoes: 100 Stories by 100 Authors

Pains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years. That’s what makes a marriage last – more than passion or even sex.

— Simone Signoret

If you want to read about love and marriage you’ve got to buy two separate books.

— Alan King

He regarded marriage as an arbitrary and essentially adversarial relationship, akin to the yoking of prisoners on the chain gang.

— T.C. Boyle, If the River Was Whiskey

The details surrounding both my marriage and subsequent filing for divorce are private, and I had hoped to keep them that way for the sake of my family.

— Eminem

When you believe marriage is your answer, you’ll often give something that eventually hurts you both.

— Craig Groeschel, Weird: Because Normal Isn’t Working

Like the majority of Alaskans, I supported a constitutional amendment in 1998 defining marriage as only between a man and a woman, but my thinking has evolved as America has witnessed a clear cultural shift.

— Lisa Murkowski

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

Fidelity in marriage requires self-will and self-denial.

— Philip Zaleski, The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings: J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams

My view is that marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman. That’s the position I’ve had for some time, and I don’t intend to make any adjustments at this point… Or ever, by the way.

— Mitt Romney

I’m the only man in the world with a marriage licence made out to whom it may concern.

— Mickey Rooney

In marriage never withhold sex because for men sex is the biggest love expression that a woman can give in a committed relationship.

— Linda Alfiori, The Art of Loving Again: How to More Intelligently Start Again After a Breakup, Divorce and The Death of a Loved One

My marriage to David Bailey ended one morning in 1983, while he was away on a photo-shoot.

— Marie Helvin

The great secret of a successful marriage is to treat all disasters as incidents and none of the incidents as disasters.

— Harold Nicolson

In almost every marriage there is a selfish and an unselfish partner. A pattern is set up and soon becomes inflexible, of one person always making the demands and one person always giving way.

— Iris Murdoch

There is so much more to marriage than who makes the money. Some of the hardest parts don’t come with a paycheck.

— Michelle M. Pillow

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

— Mignon McLaughlin

Remember that creating a successful marriage is like farming: you have to start over again every morning.

— H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Once you cross the threshold of 30 plus years of marriage you soon realize that what use to be two is now merging into one.

— Jonah Books.com

A bride at her second marriage does not wear a veil. She wants to see what she is getting.

— Helen Rowland

It’s about time we all faced up to the truth. If we accept the radical homosexual agenda, be it in the military or in marriage or in other areas of our lives, we are utterly destroying the concept of family.

— Alan Keyes

A marriage is no amusement but a solemn act, and generally a sad one.

— Queen Victoria

Every marriage is a mystery to me, even the one I’m in. So I’m no expert on it.

— Hillary Clinton

Love may not be quid pro quo but marriage certainly is.

— Shahla Khan, I Want Back My Sparkle!: Breaking the Global Chains of Gender Slavery.

Why is marriage the pinnacle for everyone? People get married for the wrong reasons. We need to start looking at different packages, whether it’s living together, or being with six partners, or dedicating your life to taking care of flowers.

— Sandra Bullock

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

— Amy Grant

A liberated woman is one who has sex before marriage and a job after.

— Gloria Steinem

Like the marriage contract you entered into, your divorce is a legal transaction. Treat it that way. Try not to let emotion, hurt, fear or anger dictate the circumstances of your discussions or negotiations.

— Laura Wasser

The truth is, the notion that gay marriage is harmful to marriage, is sort of mind-boggling, because these are people trying to get married. But it seems to me, if you want to defend marriage against something, defend it against divorce.

— Cokie Roberts

When we see marriage as our sole purpose, we find ourselves with nowhere to go when we finally arrive.

— Debra Fileta, True Love Dates: Your Indispensable Guide to Finding the Love of your Life

I believe marriage is a human right, not a state right.

— Martin O’Malley

If I ever meet with the man who fulfills my ideal, I shall make it a condition of the marriage settlement, that I am to have chocolate under the pillow.

— Wilkie Collins, I Say No

If a relationship is going wrong, if a marriage is going wrong, the answer cannot simply be to say, ‘You can’t afford to break up because you are going to lose the house.’ The answer has to be only one thing, which is ‘I love you.’

— Rory Stewart

Dear newlywed wife, somebody out there is determined to shape your view of intimacy and marriage. You get to choose who will shape your opinion; the Author of marriage or offended humans?

— Ngina Otiende, The Wedding Night: Embracing Sexual Intimacy as New Bride

From 1865 to 1965, my race, the black race, was one of the most competitive, entrepreneurial, Christian, moral races in our country. We had the highest percentage of entrepreneurs in the country, the highest percentage of marriage in the country.

— Burgess Owens

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

The home is basically a sacred institution . . . Faith in Christ is the most important of all principles in the building of a happy marriage and a successful home.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

One of the best things about marriage is that it gets young people to bed at a decent hour.

— M. M. Musselman

Among other things a marriage is a system of belief, a story, and though it manifests itself in things that are real enough, the impulse that drives it is ultimately mysterious.

— Rachel Cusk

God can renew your marriage and transform it into something better than you can imagine.

— Sue Detweiler, 9 Traits of a Life Giving Marriage: How to Build a Relationship That Lasts

This is what I had always dreamed marriage would be… Everything was absolutely perfect… for three short days.

— April Cassidy, The Peaceful Wife

There can be no disparity in marriage like unsuitability of mind and purpose.

— Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

I almost thought that marriage was a cure to loneliness, alas! so many are lonely inside marriage. Then I realized it’s not marriage that takes the loneliness away, but when both within marriage honour God and the vows made before Him.

— Gift Gugu Mona

The State Marriage Defense Act helps safeguard the ability of states to preserve traditional marriage for their citizens.

— Ted Cruz

How kind of you to pay us a call, Uncle, ” came the biting lash of Sebastian’s voice. “Come to offer us felicitations, have you?” “I’ve come to collect my niece, ” Peregrine snarled. “She is promised to my son. Your illicit marriage will not stan

— Lisa Kleypas, Devil in Winter

War and marriage and childbirth had passed over her without touching any deep chord within her and she was unchanged.

— Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

I have never been given to envy – save for the envy I feel toward those people who have the ability to make a marriage work and endure happily.

— J. Paul Getty

Where there’s marriage without love, there will be love without marriage.

— Benjamin Franklin

You can make your marriage a little bit of heaven on earth by following God’s plan of teamwork.

— Jim George, A Husband After God’s Own Heart

As Romeo and Juliet found to their cost, marriage is never just about two people falling in love, it is about families.

— Marina Lewycka, A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian

Most people never realize that loneliness is a gift from God. Not only can it draw us closer to Jesus, it can teach us to cherish a long-awaited marriage relationship all the more.

— Eric Ludy, When God Writes Your Love Story: The Ultimate Approach to Guy/Girl Relationships

More belongs to marriage than four legs in a bed.

— Rainer Maria Rilke

In marriage you are not sacrificing yourself to the other person. You are sacrificing yourself to the relationship.

— Joseph Campbell, A Joseph Campbell Companion: Reflections on the Art of Living

A woman dictates before marriage in order that she may have an appetite for submission afterwards.

— George Eliot, Middlemarch

‘Revolutionary Road’ is a fascinating study of the human condition of a fragmenting marriage and the torment that these two people put themselves through in their efforts to try and find happiness and try and stay together, actually.

— Kate Winslet

A marriage is sensitive, fragile and crucial. Once you mess up with how you handle it, it will shatter

— Diyar Harraz, After the Storm

Simple misunderstanding… and couple forget the lovely moments they spent before marriage and during honeymoon.

— Girdhar Joshi, Some Mistakes Have No Pardon

Just because marriage didn’t work for us doesn’t mean we don’t believe in the institution. Just because our own marital track records are mixed doesn’t mean our hearts don’t lift at the sight of our daughters’ Tiffany-blue wedding invitations.

— Sandra Tsing Loh

While Kalila didn’t quite know what she wanted, she knew what she didn’t want. She didn’t want to live a charade. She didn’t want a marriage of convenience where you were together but alone.

— Christian F. Burton, Energy Dependence Day

The secret to a long marriage is to stay gone.

— Dolly Parton

My thoughts on gay marriage are that everyone has the right to love and be loved, and that’s the position I take.

— Nick Jonas

I’d like to think that, when I explain it, that Mr. Trump will understand marriage is defined by two people who love each other, commit to each other, and will care for each other through thick and thin.

— George Takei

I’ve never understood why we would want to deny all the joys – and the challenges – of marriage to anyone. Which is why I think any loving, committed couple – gay or straight – should be able to get married.

— Al Franken

Being in love’ first moved them to promise fidelity: this quieter love enables them to keep the promise. It is on this love that the engine of the marriage is run: being in love was the explosion that started it.

— C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

I do believe in soulmates and happy/successful marriages. No marriage can be happy 24×7 for 365 days. Both partners have to make the relationship work, is what I believe in.

— Kajol

There are many types of marriage relationships and all of them can work, but none is sadder than the one that doesn’t represent peace in your heart.

— Shannon L. Alder