Marriage quotes

Marriage is one of the oldest institutions in the world. When one agrees to get married to someone, it means they accept to be with him or her for the rest of their lives. In fact, for a person to get their marriage proposal accepted is one of the greatest feelings on earth. Finding the right set of words that express this feeling is amazing. With so many marriages breaking up for flimsy reasons, finding the right marriage quote can be quite important. It helps to show a partner that this is something one values.

Oscar Wilde's Marriage quotes #647410
I really don't see anything romantic in proposing. It is very romantic to be in love. But there is nothing romantic about a definite proposal. Why, one may be accepted. One usually is, I believe. Then the excitement is all over. The very essence of romance is uncertainty. If ever I get married, I'll certainly try to forget the fact.
- Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde uses this quote to downplay the importance of engagement. Whereas most people think that it is romantic, he has a very different opinion about proposing. The reason he does not think it is romantic is because one is almost sure that he will be accepted even before proposing otherwise he would not do it.
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Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Marriage quotes #124692
The problem with marriage is that it ends every night after making love, and it must be rebuilt every morning before breakfast.
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez
This quote tells the full story of an ordinary marriage using a few words. Everybody is happy just before getting intimate but once you do it you just turn and sleep forgetting that you have someone with you. However, you have to mend the fences before you get out of bed at least if you hope to get some breakfast. And this cycle continues every day for as long as you are married.
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Jodi Picoult's Marriage quotes #443842
You know it's never fifty-fifty in a marriage. It's always seventy-thirty, or sixty-forty. Someone falls in love first. Someone puts someone else up on a pedestal. Someone works very hard to keep things rolling smoothly; someone else sails along for the ride.
- Jodi Picoult
Marriage is supposed to be a union of two equal partners, but this is just theoretical as it is almost never the case. As much as you would like it to be it will never be, and so you just have to live with things the way they are. Jodi Picoult explains that although you may put a lot of effort to make things work your marriage will still fail if the other person does not do the same.
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Ambrose Bierce's Marriage quotes #149723
Love: A temporary insanity curable by marriage.
- Ambrose Bierce
People do crazy things when they are in love, and they have no limits as they can do anything to please that person that they believe is their soulmate. However, all this ends when you get married, and this is why Ambrose Bierce refers to love as a temporary insanity since getting married cures it permanently.
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Jane Austen's Marriage quotes #214230
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
- Jane Austen
This quote takes inspiration from the famous English saying "behind every successful man there is a woman." And several meanings can be associated with it, but the most accurate one is that even if a man has all the wealth that he can ever wish for he still needs a woman to be complete.
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Mignon McLaughlin's Marriage quotes #369995
A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
- Mignon McLaughlin
This quote is one of Mignon's aphorisms, and it is one of the things that most people remember her well with despite her numerous other works. It is a simple guide for married people and is meant to encourage them to keep the fire burning and maintain the same love that brought them together. Since you take a vow to spend the rest of your life with someone you should make sure the fire of love burns forever.
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Albert Einstein's Marriage quotes #524397
Men marry women with the hope they will never change. Women marry men with the hope they will change. Invariably they are both disappointed.
- Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein is arguably one of the brightest minds if not the brightest to have walked the earth. Apart from his achievements in science, he also had opinions about love and relationships. In this quote, he expresses the different motives men and women have when they are getting married. Men hope that the woman that they fall in love with is the same person she will be forever whereas women will always try to change a man. However, women change contrary to a man’s expectation, and the lady is also not able to fine tune her husband to become that perfect man of her dreams.
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Cher's Marriage quotes #33281
The trouble with some women is that they get all excited about nothing - and then marry him.
- Cher
These words may sound humorous, but any woman can relate to them as they paint a picture of how ladies approach relationships. When they first meet someone, they are very excited and happy during the dating phase. However, all this changes once they get married. Somehow all the fun and excitement disappear when you tie the knot.
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Richard Pryor's Marriage quotes #54265
Marriage is really tough because you have to deal with feelings... and lawyers.
- Richard Pryor
Marriage is not for the faint-hearted because no matter how in love you may be things will not always be a bed of roses and so you should be prepared to deal with the emotional strain. Apart from this when you can no longer be together, you also have to deal with lawyers during the divorce or custody proceeding, and this also has an emotional and financial drain.
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Groucho Marx's Marriage quotes #660237
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
This quote states the common belief that marriage kills romance, but the only difference is that it puts the blame on a woman. Although some people may beg to differ Groucho is of the opinion that wives will always find a way to kill romance in a marriage no matter how had a man tries to please them.
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Nikhil Saluja's Marriage quotes #499485
Marriage is an institution in which a Man loses his Bachelors degree, and the Woman gets her Masters.
- Nikhil Saluja
When a man decides to get married one of the biggest things that he loses is his bachelorhood. It is usually not easy for most men, but it has to happen at some point. Unlike men, women gain a lot of accomplishments with children being among the most important one. And this is why Nikhil Saluja says that they get a Masters.
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Barbra Streisand's Marriage quotes #473723
Why does a woman work ten years to change a man's habits and then complain that he's not the man she married?
- Barbra Streisand
It is hard to understand how women think because they do things and later complain about them. This quote is a perfect example of this because most ladies will try to change their husbands so that he can be the perfect man for them. However, a few years down the line she will start complaining that the man is no longer the same person she married. The irony of this is that she is the one who worked very hard to change the guy over the years.
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Oscar Wilde's Marriage quotes #252354
One should always be in love. That is the reason one should never marry.
- Oscar Wilde
Marriage kills love, and you no longer see the other person as you did before the union. Whether it is because you have other more important things to accomplish other than keeping the fire of love burning or you do not have the time, love always dies out in most marriages. And so Oscar Wilde advises that if you want to remain in love forever, you should avoid marriage.
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Robert Frost's Marriage quotes #397950
There is one thing more exasperating than a wife who can cook and won't, and that's a wife who can't cook and will.
- Robert Frost
This quote means that the only thing worse than a woman who knows how to cook and refuses to do it is one who does not but still cooks as you will not like the food. It is a common notion that a good wife should know how to cook but if she does not you should be ready for disappointments.
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Mike Myers's Marriage quotes #499032
Marriage can be viewed as the waiting room for death.
- Mike Myers
Although these words may have other deep meanings their denotative one is also very correct. Marriage is the last big step before death for most human beings. Once you get married, there will probably not be any other event that is as big as it in your life, and so it can be considered as the waiting room for death.
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Friedrich Nietzsche's Marriage quotes #201574
It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Friedrich Nietzsche was a great philosopher and author, and this quote comes from one of his books. It means that for any marriage to work the two people involved should be friends as this is the only way to build communication.
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Audrey Hepburn's Marriage quotes #160089
If I get married, I want to be very married.
- Audrey Hepburn
Marriage is one of the biggest steps that you can make in life and so once you decide to make it you should be ready for all the good and bad things that are a characteristic of this institution. This quote simply means that if you have not experienced the ups and downs of this union, then you are not truly married.
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Mary Ann Shaffer's Marriage quotes #451749
I don't want to be married just to be married. I can't think of anything lonelier than spending the rest of my life with someone I can't talk to, or worse, someone I can't be silent with.
- Mary Ann Shaffer
Mary Ann Shaffer explains marriage from a woman’s perspective but these words will also make sense for most men. And her message simply means that you should only marry someone whom you can converse with to avoid a lonely life. You will be very lonely if you have no one to talk to or confide in when you are going through tough times.
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Oscar Wilde's Marriage quotes #252326
Men marry because they are tired; women, because they are curious; both are disappointed.
- Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde was a great thinker, and he knew how to use simple words to say important things. In this quote, he means that men and women get married for different reasons, but the result is the same as they both get a heart break.
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Elizabeth Gilbert's Marriage quotes #686096
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
Marriage is not easy and so if you want yours to succeed you have to be shrewd. According to Elizabeth Gilbert, one way to do this is by holding back those harsh words that you say to your partner when you are angry. The more words you hold back, the more successful your marriage will be.
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Ogden Nash's Marriage quotes #382339
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
Marriage is all about making a compromise and being ready to accept your mistakes and ask for forgiveness. However, even when you feel that you are right, you should not rub it on your partners face. Ogden Nash uses this quote to advise couples that the best thing to do even if you feel that you are right is to shut up to avoid unnecessary arguments.
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Oliver Wendell Holmes's Marriage quotes #531589
The woman cries before the wedding; the man afterward.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
A woman will cry before getting married as she will be excited since it is the dream of most ladies to walk down the aisle. For a man it is the opposite as he will cry during the marriage first because he no longer has the freedom, he was used to and secondly due to the endless arguments and nagging.
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Jarod Kintz's Marriage quotes #509846
The only reason my wife agreed to marry me is because Christian Bale wasn't around to propose to her.
- Jarod Kintz
Authors always have a way with words and Jarod Kintz proves this with most of his quotes. This quote means that the only reason that the woman in your life agreed to marry you is that she did not find any other better option.
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Unknown's Marriage quotes #419909
"I Love My Wife" bumper stickers are strictly for men who were caught cheating.
- Unknown
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Suzanne Finnamore's Marriage quotes #637767
I used to loathe ambivalence; now I adore it. Ambivalence is my new best friend.
- Suzanne Finnamore
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I remember one desolate Sunday night, wondering: Is this how Im going to spend the rest of my life? Married to someone who is perpetually distracted and somewhat wistful, as though a marvellous party is going on in the next room, which but for me he could be attending?
- Suzanne Finnamore
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What do you think my chances might be of finding a soul mate in the group of you? I'll be lucky if I can just find someone who'll be able to stand me for the rest of our lives. What if I've already sent her home because I was relying on some sort of spark I didn't feel? What if she's waiting to leave me at the first sign of adversity? What if I don't find anyone at all? What do I do then, America?
- Kiera Cass
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Joanne Woodward's Marriage quotes #311053
Sexiness wears thin after a while and beauty fades, but to be married to a man who makes you laugh every day, ah, now that's a real treat.
- Joanne Woodward
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W. Somerset Maugham's Marriage quotes #648160
One can be very much in love with a woman without wishing to spend the rest of one's life with her.
- W. Somerset Maugham
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Greta Garbo's Marriage quotes #134240
There are some who want to get married and others who don't. I have never had an impulse to go to the altar. I am a difficult person to lead.
- Greta Garbo
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I want to try with someone who loves me enough to try with me. I want to grow old looking at the same face every morning. I want to grow old looking at the same face every night at the dinner table. I want to be one of those old couples you see still holding hands and laughing after fifty years of marriage. That's what I want. I want to be someone's forever.
- Rachel Gibson
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Stephenie Meyer's Marriage quotes #1647509
I'll meet you at the altar, I'll be the one in white!
- Stephenie Meyer
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George Carlin's Marriage quotes #203096
"I am" is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language. Could it be that "I do" is the longest sentence?
- George Carlin
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Rodney Dangerfield's Marriage quotes #264014
My wife and I were happy for 20 years. Then we met.
- Rodney Dangerfield
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Phyllis Diller's Marriage quotes #46146
Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight.
- Phyllis Diller
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Honore de Balzac's Marriage quotes #528359
A jealous husband doesnt doubt his wife, but himself.
- Honore de Balzac
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Unknown's Marriage quotes #544783
You're my weakness. I need you in my life. There's no one else I want as my wife. You give me feelings I can no longer deny, I admit I love you please stay by my side.
- Unknown
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L.M. Montgomery's Marriage quotes #646808
I wouldn't want to marry anybody who was wicked, but I think I'd like it if he could be wicked and wouldn't.
- L.M. Montgomery
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Sam Ewing's Marriage quotes #471282
In many instances, marriage vows would be more accurate if the phrase were changed to "Until debt do us part".
- Sam Ewing
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Congratulations to a beautiful couple. Wishing you a wonderful journey as you build your new life together.
- Unknown
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Unknown's Marriage quotes #532065
Getting married is very much like going to a restaurant with friends. You order what you want, then when you see what the other fellow has, you wish you had ordered that.
- Unknown
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Susan Elizabeth Phillips's Marriage quotes #722087
I married a damned cereal killer.
- Susan Elizabeth Phillips
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Charlotte Bronte's Marriage quotes #642942
I know what it is to live entirely for and with what I love best on earth. I hold myself supremely blest -- blest beyond what language can express; because I am my husband's life as fully as he is mine.
- Charlotte Bronte
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Suzanne Finnamore's Marriage quotes #462841
Such silence has an actual sound, the sound of disappearance.
- Suzanne Finnamore
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Unknown's Marriage quotes #420695
The wedding ring goes on the left ring finger because it is the only finger with a vein that connects to the heart.
- Unknown
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Nancy E. Turner's Marriage quotes #637009
The best thing a girl can be is a good wife and mother. It is a girl's highest calling. I hope I am ready.
- Nancy E. Turner
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Thomas Hardy's Marriage quotes #637773
People go on marrying because they can't resist natural forces, although many of them may know perfectly well that they are possibly buying a month's pleasure with a life's discomfort.
- Thomas Hardy
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William Shakespeare's Marriage quotes #722090
When I said I would die a bachelor, I did not think I should live till I were married.
- William Shakespeare
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Agatha Christie's Marriage quotes #722086
Women can accept the fact that a man is a rotter, a swindler, a drug taker, a confirmed liar, and a general swine, without batting an eyelash, and without its impairing their affection for the brute in the least. Women are wonderful realists.
- Agatha Christie
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Unknown's Marriage quotes #419604
Sometimes I get my wife and my GPS mixed up...they both tell me what to do every 30 feet.
- Unknown
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