Marriage

«Women, in general, will find it difficult to turn from a man and stop demanding that he meets their needs, provides security, and protects their identity, and return to me. Men, in general, find it very hard to turn from the works of their hands, their own quests for power and security and significance, and turn to me.»

Wm. Paul Young


«During the murder investigation, the cop said, I only have one question for you. Before she could ask it, I replied, Yes, I will marry you.»

Jarod Kintz


«Divorce was never a thought...A life together forever was our only plan.»

Fawn Weaver


«The web of marriage is made by propinquity, in the day to day living side by side, looking outward in the same direction. It is woven in space and in time of the substance of life itself.»

Anne Morrow Lindbergh


«Irrationally, I think, Will You Marry Me? Four words. I Want a Divorce. Four words. I would like time to count the letters as well, but there is not time.»

Suzanne Finnamore


«He spent the next weeks blocking scenes of the bureaucrat fucking his wife. On the floor with cooking ingredients. Standing, with socks still on. In the grass of the yard of their new and immense house. He imagined her making noises she never made for him and feeling pleasures he could never provide because the bureaucrat was a man, and he was not a man.»

Jonathan Safran Foer


«Rocky, if I’ve learned anything from my train wreck of a marriage, it’s that no one can take care of me better than I can.»

Starr Ambrose


«Women may fall when there's no strength in men.»

William Shakespeare


«Maybe the difference between first marriage and second marriage is that the second time at least you know you are gambling.»

Elizabeth Gilbert


«...the heart is a vessel not large enough to sustain love. Kneeling is the proper position for discovering love again.»

Karen Burton Mains


«Marriages are made in heaven. When Allah made a creature, He also made the creature's mate»

Farahad Zama


«You can never please everybody, don't even try.»

Stella Oladiran


«He announces that lately he keeps losing things. "Like your wife and child," I want to say, but don´t. At fourty, I´ve learned not to say everything clever, not to score every point.»

Suzanne Finnamore


«Se as pessoas fizessem a viagem de nupcias antes do casamento, garanto-lhe que os tribunais ficavam livres de muitas buracracias inuteis»

Marc Levy


«She says what holds their marriage together is that she feels too damn sorry for him to ask for a divorce.»

Dean Koontz


«To me, love is either a pebble, a rock, or a boulder. Or a grain of sand, if you’re trying to measure the love my ex wife had for me.»

Jarod Kintz


«Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same.»

Oscar Wilde


«I have leveled with the girls - from Anchorage to Amarillo.»

Ann Landers


«And so, as quietly as he had lived, he slipped out of town, leaving only a note behind:»

Fannie Flagg


«Roen snorted. "You two have the strangest relationship in the Dells."»

Kristin Cashore


«An emptiness rules at its core, a rottenness, a silence when one of you retires to bed without saying good night, when you eat together without conversation, when the phone's passed wordlessly to the other. An emptiness when every night you lie in the double bed, restlessly awake, astounded at how closely hate can nudge against love, can wind around it sinuously like a cat. An emptiness when you realize that the loneliest you've ever been is within a marriage, as a wife.»

Nikki Gemmell


«My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you'll be happy; if not, you'll become a philosopher.»

Socrates


«Above all marriage is a new task and a new seriousness—a new challenge and a question regarding the strength and kindness of each participant and a new great danger for both.»

Rainer Maria Rilke


«Maybe love, unfathomable love, was too much for people, so they had traded it for something easier.»

Gwenn Wright


«It seems almost oxymoronic to believe that this new idealism has led to a new pessimism about marriage, but that is exactly what has happened. In generations past there was far less talk about "compatibility" and finding the ideal soul mate. Today we are looking for someone who accepts us as we are and fulfills our desires, and this creates an unrealistic set of expectations that frustrates both the searchers and the searched for.»

Timothy Keller


«Newspaper columnist Dave Barry once wrote that the motto of the wedding industry is, 'Money can't buy you happiness, so you might as well give your money to us.»

Denise Fields


«We simply can’t abandon ship every time we encounter a storm in our marriage. Real love is about weathering the storms of life together.»

Seth Adam Smith


«This is a woman you've known less than twelve hours. It took you a year to pick out a couch, but you're seriously—"»

Jennifer Crusie


«There was altogether too much candor in married life; it was an indelicate modern idea, and frequently led to upsets in a household, if not divorce...»

Muriel Spark


«Every friend, every neighbor, and every family member wishes that you retain your golden heart. No one wants to see your love sullied. Yet, they all know a dark circumstance will find you eventually. Know this: You are being hunted--like game. Life will knock you down with some unexpected misfortune. Resolve now, to help your partner get back up. Only a determined family kills its wounded. When everyone else abandons him, come back for your husband.»

Michael Ben Zehabe