Marriage

«Longed for him. Got him. Shit.»

Margaret Atwood


«When I look back on the sixteen years Perry and I have been married, I can see the places where we've made each other better. There are parts of us etched into each other like the rings in the trunk of a tree. We've grown, we've changed, we've been forever marked. And ultimately, we are so much better together than either of us would be on our own.»

Melanie Shankle


«This is your heart.Keep it locked until the chap turns up who has the key.»

Jean Webster


«I fell in love with a beautiful girl, got her pregnant, and then I got married. I wonder whatever happened to that beautiful girl I got pregnant.»

Jarod Kintz


«Every man is a bachelor out of his wife's sight!»

Margaret Way


«Stop looking for your better half! You need to be whole to attract your better whole, if you expect to have a flourishing relationship.»

Valerie J. Lewis Coleman


«We made love. Extraordinary love.»

C.J. English


«In marriage, everyday you love,and everyday you forgive.It is an ongoing sacrament, love and forgiveness»

Bill Moyers


«When two people achieve lasting happiness, this is not solely because they are great lovers but because they are also—I must put it crudely—good people; controlled, loyal, fair-minded, mutually adaptable people.»

C.S. Lewis


«Abruptly, Elliot startles us all by standing and pulling his chair back so it scrapes across the tile floor. All eyes turn to him. He gazes down at Kate for one moment and then drops to one knee beside her.»

E.L. James


«It’s all about “Priorities” There's No Such Thing as "Busy»

Abhishek Shukla


«I fell in love with him. But I don't just stay with him by default as if there's no one else available. I stay with him because I choose to everyday that I wake up, everyday that we fight or lie to each other or disappoint each other. I choose him over and over again, and he chooses me.»

Jessica Pan


«How Many Marriages Would Be Better If the Husband and the Wife Clearly Understood That They're On the Same Side?»

Zig Ziglar


«Marriage is a fine institution, but I'm not ready for an institution.»

Mae West


«The reason that marriage is so painful and yet wonderful is because it is a reflection of the gospel, which is painful and wonderful at once. The gospel is this: We are more sinful and flawed in ourselves than we ever dared believe, yet at the very same time we are more loved and accepted in Jesus Christ than we ever dared hope.»

Timothy Keller


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

Jim George


«Hopefully, your marriage will bring added dimensions to love. Hopefully, your unique love will bring new meaning to all our lives. That success cannot be hidden. Good improves love. Evil poisons love. Nothing proves this more dramatically than how we treat our loved ones.»

Michael Ben Zehabe


«Marriage creates one world for your child. For that alone, two old friends can try to see a peaceful world through the eyes of their angels.»

Shannon L. Alder


«It's no good choosing your first husband from a school for evil geniuses. Much too difficult to kill.»

Gail Carriger


«But ultimately there comes a moment when a decision must be made. Ultimately two people who love each other must ask themselves how much they hope for as their love grows and deepens, and how much risk they are willing to take. It is indeed a fearful gamble. Because it is the nature of love to create, a marriage itself is something which has to be created, so that, together we become a new creature.»

Madeleine L'Engle


«Yes, as Rhett had prophesied, marriage could be a lot of fun. Not only was it fun but she was learning many things. That was odd in itself, because Scarlett had thought life could teach her no more. Now she felt like a child, every day on the brink of a new discovery.»

Margaret Mitchell


«But how did you know that it was Stacy?”»

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor


«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


«You can never be happily married to the one you are not happily in-a-relationship with.»

Olaotan Fawehinmi


«Someday you'll understand. You'll have your own children, and they'll mean more to you than the world. A wife has to defend her children, even against her own husband. Not that I expect you to be easily cowed. But sometimes, despite all you say and do, your husband won't be dissuaded from folly. When that happens, as a mother you have to close ranks. Your first responsibility is to your children. To salvage what you can. Even if they hate you for it.»

David Walton


«People change spouses more often than they clean out closets. And every time they say, 'This is the one. This is the person I'm going to spend eternity with.' Then forty or fifty years go by and you're just sick of each other, utterly sick, and it's on to the next 'true love.' My question is what good is eternity if you are eternally falling in and out of love?»

Rick Yancey


«Even those fortunate ones among us who get sex right don’t necessarily feel compelled to talk about it. For all they know, everybody else is having the same experience. Sex being a naturally private act, we don’t share experiences with others the way we would about an especially good steakhouse.»

Michael Rittenhouse


«But miracles are not for the asking; they come only when the stern eyes of God droop shut for a moment, and Our Lady takes advantage of His inattention to grant an illicit mercy. God...is an Anglican, whereas Our Lady is of the True Faith; the two of Them have an uneasy relationship, unable to agree on anything, except that if They divorce, the Devil will leap gleefully into the breach.»

Michel Faber


«Marriage converts a player into a polygamist.»

Mokokoma Mokhonoana


«Become what you would want to marry ,as in, become like the person that you would want to marry.»

Lisa Bedrick