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Marriage is like a pair of shears Oft times working in opposite directions, but punishing anyone that comes between them.
- Sydney Smith
One advantage of marriage It seems to me Is that when you fall out of love with him Or he falls outof love with you It keeps you together until maybeyou fall in again.
- Judith Viorst
Marriage is the only war where you sleep with the enemy.
- Gary Busey
The more you invest in a marriage, the more valuable it becomes.
- Amy Grant
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
A sound marriage is not based on complete frankness; it is based on a sensible reticence.
- Morris L. Ernst
Someone once asked me why women don't gamble as much as men do and I gave the commonsensical reply that we don't have as much money. That was a true but incomplete answer. In fact, women's total instinct for gambling is satisfied by marriage
- Gloria Steinem
To dance with a man is to concentrate a twelvemonth's regulation fire upon him in the fragment of an hour. To pass to courtship without acquaintance, to pass to marriage without courtship, is a skipping of terms reserved for those alone who tread this royal road.
- Thomas Hardy
Marriage is not a word; it is a sentence.
- King Vidor
They have to convert our agenda into something aggressive. Two guys wanting to be happy together are invading their marriages. Helping a kid who's getting beaten up at school is promoting homosexuality. If you gave me a million dollars, I wouldn't know how to promote homosexuality. Do I hire Don King?
- Barney Frank
Defense of Marriage? It's like the old V-8commercial. As though if this act didn't pass, heterosexual men all over the country would say, [smacking head] 'I could have married a guy!'
- Barney Frank
I think men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage. They've experienced pain and bought jewellery.
- Rita Rudner
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
The cure for love is marriage, and the cure for marriage is love again
Getting married for sex is like buying a 747 for the free peanuts
- Jeff Foxworthy
In marriage, each partner is to be an encourager rather than a critic, a forgiver rather than a collector of hurts, an enabler rather than a reformer.
- H. Norman Wright and Gary J. Oliver
If there were something called Marriage Reserve, I'd sign up for it in a heartbeat. That way I could sleep with other women on one weekend each month and two weeks in the summer, and my wife couldn't do crap about it.
- Mike Wilson
Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.
- Benjamin Franklin
Marriage is like a cage; one sees the birds outside desperate to get in, and those inside equally desperate to get out.
- Michel de Montaigne
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
They say love is blind...and marriage is an institution. Well, I'm not ready for an institution for the blind just yet.
- Mae West
If marriage were outlawed, only outlaws would have in-laws.
Car Manufacturer's formula for a successful marriage : Stick to one model!
The conception of two people living together for twenty-five years withouthaving a cross word suggests a lack of spirit only to be admired in sheep.
- Alan Patrick Herbert
Marriages are made in heaven. But, again, so are thunder, lightning, tornados and hail
Love is an obsessive delusion that is cured by marriage.
- Dr. Karl Bowman
All married couples should learn the art of battle as they should learn the art of making love. Good battle is objective and honest-never vicious or cruel. Good battle is healthy abnd constructive, and brings to a marriage the principal of equal partnership.
- Ann Landers
A simple enough pleasure, surely, to have breakfast alone with one's husband, but how seldom married people achieve it.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh
A great marriage is not when the 'perfect couple' come together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.
- Dave Meurer
Man's best possession is a sympathetic wife.
- Euripedes Antigone;
From Lee Daniel Quinn's book, Quinn's Devious
 the dawn of romance and the commencement of
 a word that should be pronounced as "mirage";
 an event, for the upper middle class, is the
only adventure left;
 a very good way to promote civilization - if
you get a good wife you will be happy, if you get
a bad one you will become a philosopher
 a process much like a cafeteria - you
carefully look over the choices, select what looks
the best - and pay later;
 an event which is called "tying the knot" -
unfortunately, the knot can be a noose;
 a word which always means commitment - but so
 a ceremony favored in England - it's the only
way to beat their cold winters and lack of central
 something that changes the demeanor of a
driver - there is no longer any effort needed to
keep both hands on the wheel;
 the only permanent cure for love;
 is only compatible when the man makes a
living and his wife makes living worthwhile;
 the only adventure open to the cowardly;
 something which is called a feast -
unfortunately, sometimes the appetizer is better
than the main course;
 a group which consists of: a master, a
mistress, and two slaves, making in all, two;
 the alliance of two people, one who never
remembers birthdays, and the other who never
 the process that turns a female from an
attraction into a distraction;
 a legal custom which turns a man into the
captive audience of his wife;
 that ceremony which makes more strange
bedfellows than politics;
 a rite where two people, under the influence
most violent, most insane, most delusive, and most
transient of passions, are required to swear that
they will remain in that excited, abnormal and
exhausting condition until death do them part;
 occurs where a man gets hooked by his own
 in America, is the only legal method of
suppressing freedom of speech;
 is made out of two toothbrushes but a single
tube of toothpaste;
 is just a three-ring circus: engagement,
wedding, and suffer;
 the process of finding out the kind of guy
your wife would have preferred;
 a condition where no wife gets what she
expected, and no husband expected what he was
 the ceremony which provides a man with
something that, sooner or later, he will find he
can't blame on the government;
 a tradition which would suffer considerably
if men had to pay the minister the same fee they
will eventually have to pay the divorce lawyer;
 is much like a pair of shears, so joined so
the parts cannot be separated, often moving in
opposite directions, yet always punishing anyone
who tries to come between them;
 the continuous process of getting used to
things you never expected;
 a status which depends upon two to be
successful but only one to turn into a failure;
 is a book in which the first chapter is
written in poetry and the rest of the pages is
 a bargain, and a sensible person understands
that someone must get the better of any bargain;
 in Japanese is called "Judo" - the art of
conquering by yielding. This is the western
equivalent of "Yes, dear";
 a confrontation which always demands the
greatest understanding of the subtle art of
insincerity possible between two human beings;
 is not a word, but a sentence;
 a delightful form of combat where you get to
sleep with the enemy;
 an investment that pays big dividends if you
manage to keep up the interest.
For two people in a marriage to live together day after day is unquestionably the one miracle the Vatican has overlooked.
- Bill Cosby
I pay very little regard...to what a young person says on the subject of marriage. If they profess a disinclination for it, I only set it down that they haven't seen the right person yet.
- Jane Austen
The kind of marriage you make depends upon the kind of person you are. If you are a happy, well-adjusted person, the chances are your marriage will be a happy one. If you have made adjustments so far with more satisfaction than distress, you are likely to make your marriage and family adjustments satisfactorily. If you are discontented and bitter about your lot in life, you will have to change before you can expect to live happily ever after.
- Evelyn Duvall and Reuben Hill
When You Marry Marriage -- as its veterans know well -- is the continuous process of getting used to things you hadn't expected.
- Tom Mullen
The middle years of marriage are the most crucial. In the early years, spouses want each other and in late years, they need each other.
- Rebecca Tilly
If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism of one, go ahead, get married.
- Katherine Hepburn
The trouble with some women is that they get all excited about nothing -- and then marry him.
Never say marriage has more joy than pain.
- Euripedes Alcestis
One man's folly is another man's wife.
- Helen Rowland
Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence
- Henry Louis Mencken
Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence. Second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience
- Oscar Wilde
Happy marriages begin when we marry the ones we love, and they blossom when we love the ones we marry.
- Tom Mullen
If there was strife and contention in the home, very little in life would compensate for it.
- Lawana Blackwell
"when two people are under the influence of themost violent, most insane, most delusive, and most transient of passions. They are required to swear that they will remain in that excited, abnormal, and exhausting condition continuously until death do them part."
- George Bernard Shaw
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 imperfect one) boyh partners might be found more suitable mates. But the real soul-mate is the one you are married to.
- J.R.R. Tolkien