Quotes about Marriage

  1. Marriage, in life, is like a duel in the midst of a battle. - Edmond About, Novelist
    14-Feb-1828 - 16-Jan-1885
  2. It's risky in a marriage for a man to come home too late, but it can sometimes pose an even greater risk if he comes home too early. - Marcel Achard, Playwright
    05-Jul-1899 - 04-Sep-1974
  3. Accident counts for as much in companionship as in marriage. - Henry B. Adams, Historian
    16-Feb-1838 - 27-Mar-1918
  4. Marriage is give and take. You'd better give it to her or she'll take it anyway. - Joey Adams, Comedian
    06-Jan-1911 - 02-Dec-1999
  5. Those Marriages generally abound most with Love and Constancy, that are preceded by a long Courtship. - Joseph Addison, Writer
    01-May-1672 - 17-Jun-1719
  6. I was sent to a nice Church of England girls' school and at that time, after university, a woman was expected to become a teacher, a nurse or a missionary - prior to marriage. - Kate Adie, Journalist
  7. Marriage hasn't been my thing. But gay people, knock yourselves out! - Ben Affleck, Actor
  8. I oppose any attempt to grant homosexual unions the same legal privileges that civil government affords to traditional marriage and family life. - Todd Akin, Politician
  9. Marriage is the death of hope. - Woody Allen, Director
  10. Feminism is dated? Yes, for privileged women like my daughter and all of us here today, but not for most of our sisters in the rest of the world who are still forced into premature marriage, prostitution, forced labor - they have children that they don't - Isabel Allende, Writer
  11. I love marriage. I failed at marriage, but I'd rather go into anything with gusto and fail than go into it half-assed. - Kirstie Alley, Actress
  12. 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, Soldier
  13. 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, Writer
  14. Marriage is not a noun; it's a verb. It isn't something you get. It's something you do. It's the way you love your partner every day. - Barbara de Angelis, Writer
  15. Quarrels often arise in marriages when the bridal gifts are excessive. - Antisthenes, Philosopher
  16. Marriage is... OK, it's rooted and grounded on love and attraction. - Mary Archer, Scientist
  17. 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, Poet
  18. Women hope men will change after marriage but they don't; men hope women won't change but they do. - Bettina Arndt
  19. I liked the premise of this material. I love the marriage relationship. They kind of keep each other honest, and they enjoy each other's sense of humor. Kind of a sexy but boring relationship. - Patricia Arquette, Actress
  20. Neither of us entered marriage thinking it wouldn't be a strain. Life has strains in it, and he's the person I want to strain with. - Patricia Arquette, Actress
  21. Like everything which is not the involuntary result of fleeting emotion but the creation of time and will, any marriage, happy or unhappy, is infinitely more interesting than any romance, however passionate. - W. H. Auden, Poet
    21-Feb-1907 - 29-Sep-1973
  22. Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance. - Jane Austen, Writer
    16-Dec-1775 - 28-Jul-1817
  23. It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman should ever refuse an offer of marriage. - Jane Austen, Writer
    16-Dec-1775 - 28-Jul-1817
  24. I do not believe that defending traditional marriage between one man and one woman excludes anybody or usurps anybody's civil rights and denies anybody their civil rights. - Alan Autry, Actor
  25. In marriage there are no manners to keep up, and beneath the wildest accusations no real criticism. Each is familiar with that ancient child in the other who may erupt again. We are not ridiculous to ourselves. We are ageless. That is the luxury of the we - Enid Bagnold, Author
    27-Oct-1889 - 31-Mar-1981
  26. One should believe in marriage as in the immortality of the soul. - Honore de Balzac, Novelist
    20-May-1799 - 18-Aug-1850
  27. Marriage must incessantly contend with a monster that devours everything: familiarity. - Honore de Balzac, Novelist
    20-May-1799 - 18-Aug-1850
  28. My marriage had been impulsive. That marriage should have been short-lived instead of the 23 years it spanned. - Joseph Barbera, Cartoonist
    24-Mar-1911 - 18-Dec-2006
  29. Have you ever heard of a good marriage growing in front of the cameras? - Brigitte Bardot, Actress
  30. I am against marriage, and I don't give a fig for society. - Brigitte Bardot, Actress
  31. Sometimes I bust out and do things so permanent. Like tattoos and marriage. - Drew Barrymore, Actress
  32. Marriage always demands the greatest understanding of the art of insincerity possible between two human beings. - Vicki Baum, Novelist
    24-Jan-1888 - 29-Aug-1960
  33. Marriage requires a special talent, like acting. Monogamy requires genius. - Warren Beatty, Actor
  34. I don't like being a voyeur, looking into other people's marriages. - Paul Begala, Journalist
  35. I mean, for all of his faults and the troubles in his marriage, Bill Clinton is still married to a girl he met in the library 25 years ago at school. Can we say that about many of our other leaders today in America, including on the right wing? - Paul Begala, Journalist
  36. After a while in marriage, it doesn't work anymore. There is something missing, there is something wrong. There are few marriages that stay alive forever. We like something, and after a while, we hate what we used to love. - Monica Bellucci, Actress
  37. We must have great respect for these people who also suffer and who want to find their own way of correct living. On the other hand, to create a legal form of a kind of homosexual marriage, in reality, does not help these people. - Pope Benedict XVI, Clergyman
  38. Marriage and the creation of families has been an integral part of our society since its creation; it should not be defined without the kind of involvement by the people which a constitutional process would require. - Robert Foster Bennett, Politician
  39. To us marriage is first, everything else is second. - Julie Benz, Actress
  40. Never again! I can see no reason for marriage - ever at all. I've had it. Three times is enough. - Ingrid Bergman, Actress
    29-Aug-1915 - 29-Aug-1982
  41. I'm done with men... I'm going to be alone. I have no luck with relationships. I don't think I'm made for marriage. - Halle Berry, Actress
  42. Love: A temporary insanity curable by marriage. - Ambrose Bierce, Journalist
  43. Marriage, n: the state or condition of a community consisting of a master, a mistress, and two slaves, making in all, two. - Ambrose Bierce, Journalist
  44. Second, marriage is an issue that our Founding Fathers wisely left to the states. - Judy Biggert, Politician
  45. Let me first state that I believe that marriage is a sacred union between one man and one woman. - Judy Biggert, Politician
  46. No Congress ever has seen fit to amend the Constitution to address any issue related to marriage. No Constitutional Amendment was needed to ban polygamy or bigamy, nor was a Constitutional Amendment needed to set a uniform age of majority to ban child mar - Judy Biggert, Politician
  47. Marriage has just never interested me. - Jacqueline Bisset, Actress
  48. Marriages are under strain today in terms of economics. There are social cross-currents. We see failed marriages. But it is not under attack by our gay and lesbian citizens. - Earl Blumenauer, Politician
  49. While 45 of the 50 States have either a State constitutional amendment or a statute that preserves the current definition of marriage, left-wing activist judges and officials at the local levels have struck down State laws protecting marriage. - John Boehner, Politician
  50. Protecting the institution of marriage safeguards, I believe, the American family. - John Boehner, Politician
  51. And that is why marriage and family law has emphasized the importance of marriage as the foundation of family, addressing the needs of children in the most positive way. - John Boehner, Politician
  52. Good marriages are made in heaven. Or some such place. - Robert Bolt, Playwright
    15-Aug-1924 - 12-Feb-1995
  53. Marriage has no guarantees. If that's what you're looking for, go live with a car battery. - Erma Bombeck, Journalist
    21-Feb-1927 - 22-Apr-1996
  54. For some of us, watching a miniseries that lasts longer than most marriages is not easy. - Erma Bombeck, Journalist
    21-Feb-1927 - 22-Apr-1996
  55. My mother, brave woman, lost her whole family when she decided to marry a black man in the '60s. When the marriage fell apart, she had to come back to her family. - Lisa Bonet, Actress
  56. 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, Writer
  57. What is fascinating about marriage is why anyone wants to get married. - Alain de Botton, Writer
  58. I think the institution of marriage is a great idea, but for me it's just an idea. - Lara Flynn Boyle, Actress
  59. After three failed marriages, I know what it's like to be replaced. So that's kind of how Joey Harrington must feel today... A former No. 1 choice looks to me like he's going to be a bust in Detroit. - Terry Bradshaw, Athlete
  60. I remember driving home one evening while they were reviewing the papers on the radio. One of the articles was about me separating from my wife. It's a weird thing to listen to a news report about the break-up of your marriage. - Rory Bremner, Comedian
  61. In a happy marriage it is the wife who provides the climate, the husband the landscape. - Gerald Brenan, Writer
  62. Sticking with a marriage. That's true grit, man. - Jeff Bridges, Actor
  63. I love John Irving's stuff. It's that marriage of comedy and tragedy. It's really terrific. - Jeff Bridges, Actor
  64. I know one husband and wife who, whatever the official reasons given to the court for the break up of their marriage, were really divorced because the husband believed that nobody ought to read while he was talking and the wife that nobody ought to talk while she was reading. - Vera Brittain, Writer
    29-Dec-1893 - 29-Mar-1970
  65. Marriage is not just spiritual communion, it is also remembering to take out the trash. - Joyce Brothers, Psychologist
  66. I do not support a constitutional amendment to prohibit gay marriage. - Corrine Brown, Politician
  67. Marriage has historically been in the domain of the States to regulate. - Corrine Brown, Politician
  68. Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get. - H. Jackson Brown, Jr., Author
  69. Marriage, it seems, confines every man to his proper rank. - Jean de la Bruyere, Philosopher
  70. 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, Novelist
    06-Jun-1892 - 06-Mar-1973
  71. 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, Novelist
    06-Jun-1892 - 06-Mar-1973
  72. The activists will not stop in trying to impose their extreme views on the rest of us, and they have now plotted out a state-by-state strategy to increase the number of judicial decisions redefining marriage without the voice of the people being heard. - Jim Bunning, Politician
  73. There is no reason why marriage should necessarily compel an actress to forego her career. - Billie Burke, Actress
    07-Aug-1885 - 14-May-1970
  74. Marriage is overdone. As long as there are people, people are going to find it interesting. - Augusten Burroughs, Writer
  75. Our Nation must defend the sanctity of marriage. - George W. Bush, President
  76. I believe a marriage is between a man and a woman. - George W. Bush, President
  77. It devastates me now that I have been reduced to a Hollywood statistic - another joke marriage. - Sophia Bush, Actress
  78. Marriage is not about age; it's about finding the right person. - Sophia Bush, Actress
  79. 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, Poet
    04-Dec-1835 - 18-Jun-1902
  80. Marriage is distinctly and repeatedly excluded from heaven. Is this because it is thought likely to mar the general felicity? - Samuel Butler, Poet
    04-Dec-1835 - 18-Jun-1902
  81. It's not always been a happy marriage. I guess I wanted a quick fix. - David Byrne, Musician
  82. I prepare myself for rehearsals like I would for marriage. - Maria Callas, Musician
    02-Dec-1923 - 16-Sep-1977
  83. I voted for the Defense of Marriage Act but I do not believe we should institutionalize a form of discrimination against any minority by amending the Constitution. - Ben Nighthorse Campbell, Politician
  84. When you make the sacrifice in marriage, you're sacrificing not to each other but to unity in a relationship. - Joseph Campbell, Author
    26-Mar-1904 - 31-Oct-1987
  85. 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, Author
    26-Mar-1904 - 31-Oct-1987
  86. I don't know of many evangelicals who want to deny gay couples their legal rights. However, most of us don't want to call it marriage, because we think that word has religious connotations, and we're not ready to see it used in ways that offend us. - Tony Campolo, Clergyman
  87. I contend the state ought to do its thing and provide legal rights for all couples who want to be joined together for life. The church should bless unions that it sees fit to bless, and they should be called marriages. - Tony Campolo, Clergyman
  88. 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, Clergyman
  89. Marriage is an attempt to solve problems together which you didn't even have when you were on your own. - Eddie Cantor, Comedian
    31-Jan-1892 - 10-Oct-1964
  90. If someone talks about union, fidelity, a monogamous relationship, love, blessing; I would say it sounds like marriage to me. And blessing, you see, I think is undermining our sacrament of marriage. - George Carey, Clergyman
  91. Most people like to read about intrigue and spies. I hope to provide a metaphor for the average reader's daily life. Most of us live in a slightly conspiratorial relationship with our employer and perhaps with our marriage. - John Le Carre, Writer
  92. I'm so wrapped up in my work that it's often impossible to consider other things in my life. My marriage ended in divorce because of this, my relationship with Holly has suffered by this. - Jim Carrey, Comedian
  93. If variety is the spice of life, marriage is the big can of leftover Spam. - Johnny Carson, Comedian
    23-Oct-1925 - 23-Jan-2005
  94. What is marriage but prostitution to one man instead of many? - Angela Carter, Novelist
    07-May-1940 - 16-Feb-1992
  95. A woman asking "Am I good? Am I satisfied?" is extremely selfish. The less women fuss about themselves, the less they talk to other women, the more they try to please their husbands, the happier the marriage is going to be. - Barbara Cartland, Novelist
    09-Jul-1901 - 21-May-2000
  96. I was against gay marriage until I realized I didn't have to get one. - James Carville, Lawyer
  97. Marriage is the tomb of love. - Giacomo Casanova, Celebrity
    02-Apr-1725 - 04-Jun-1798
  98. I oppose a constitutional amendment against gay marriage. - Ed Case, Politician
  99. My own personal, moral, spiritual, religious, etc. beliefs don't oppose same-gender marriage. - Ed Case, Politician
  100. I worked with John, but I had enough sense to walk just a little ways behind him. I could have made more records, but I wanted to have a marriage. - June Carter Cash, Musician
    23-Jun-1929 - 15-May-2003