Marriage Quotes

Whoever said Marriage is a 5 - 5 proposition laid the foundation for more divorce fees than any other short sentence in our language.
Austin Elliot
Odd, the years it took to learn one simple fact that the prize just ahead, the next job, publication, love affair, marriage always seemed to hold the key to satisfaction but never, in the longer run, sufficed.
Amanda Cross

Phyllis mcginley - compromise, if not the spice of life, is its...
Never say that marriage has more of joy than pain.
Euripides, Alcestis, 438 B. C.
Richard jeni - it is a sad fact that 50 percent of marriages in...
Marriage is like paying an endless visit in your worst clothes.
J. B. Priestley

Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing; a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Marriage is the golden ring in a chain, whose beginning is a glance and whose ending is eternity.
Kahlil Gibran
Friendship is the marriage of the soul, and this marriage is liable to divorce.
Mark Twain
Jane austen - it is always incomprehensible to a man that a...
Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads, which sew people together through the years.
Robert Oxton Bolt
Marriage: a long conversation chequered by disputes.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Even holligans marry, though they know that marriage is but for a little while. It is alimony that is forever.
Quentin Crisp
The only charm of marriage is that it makes a life of deception necessary for both parties.
Oscar Wilde
In Hollywood a marriage is a success if it outlasts milk.
Rita Rudne
Intimacy is what makes a marriage, not a ceremony, not a piece of paper from the state.
Kathleen Norris
Almost no one is foolish enough to imagine that he automatically deserves great success in any field of activity yet almost everyone believes that he automatically deserves success in marriage.
Sydney Harris
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.
Sir Thomas More
The ritual of marriage is not simply a social event; it is a crossing of threads in the fabric of fate. Many strands bring the couple and their families together and spin their lives into a fabric that is woven on their children.
Portuguese - Jewish Wedding Ceremony
Nearly all marriages, even happy ones, are mistakes: in the sense that almost certainly in a more perfect world, or even with a little more care in this very imperfect one both partners might be found more suitable mates. But the real soul - Mate is the one you are actually married to.
J. R. R. Tolkien, Letter to Michael Tolkien, March 1941
A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love.
Pearl Buck
On marriage Look for a sweet person. Forget rich.
Estee Laude
Marriage is an adventure, like going to war.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
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. For Is and Is - Not though with Rule and Line And Up - And - Down by Logic I define, Of all that one should care to fathom, I Was never deep in anything but - Wine.
From the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (Translation by Edward Fitzgerald)
Marriage means expectations and expectations mean conflict.
Paxton Blai
Marriage resembles a pair of shears, so jointed that they cannot be separated often moving in opposite directions, yet always punishing anyone who comes between them.
Logan Pearsall Smith
Marriage is like a dollar bill. You cannot spend half of it when you tear it in two. The value of one half depends upon the other.
Joe Moore
Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.
Johann von Goethe
Marriage is that relation between man and woman in which the independence is equal, the dependence mutual, and the obligation reciprocal.
Louis K. Anspache
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
That is what marriage really means helping one another to reach the full status of being persons, responsible and autonomous beings who do not run away from life.
Paul Tournie
A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
Mignon McLaughlin
Often the difference between a successful marriage and a mediocre one consists of leaving about three or four things a day unsaid.
Harlan Mille
I pay very little regard... to what any young person says on the subject of marriage. If they profess a disinclination for it, I only set it down that they have not yet seen the right person.
Jane Austen, Mansfield Park
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
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 Wilhelm Nietzsche
Remarriage is an excellent test of just how amicable your divorce was.
Margo Kaufman
For the first year of marriage I had basically a bad attitude. I tended to place my wife underneath a pedestal.
Woody Allen
Being able to support oneself allows one to choose a marriage out of love and not just economic dependence. It also allows one to risk that marriage.
Gloria Steinem
A good marriage winds up as a meeting of minds, which had better be pretty good to start with.
Author Unknown