Marriage

«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


«Every wedding must be an occasion of joy that human beings can do such great things, that they have been given such immense freedom and power to take the helm in their life’s journey…»

Dietrich Bonhoeffer


«When you give each other everything, it becomes an even trade. Each wins all.»

Lois McMaster Bujold


«This woman lawyer said the best men wanted to be pure for their wives, and even if they weren't pure, they wanted to be the ones to teach their wives about sex. Of course they would try to persuade a girl to have sex and say they would marry her later, but as»

Sylvia Plath


«Soon he was online every night until one or two a.m. Often he would wake up at three of four a.m. and go back online. He would shut down the computer screen when I walked in. In the past, he used to take the laptop to bed with him and we would both be on our laptops, hips touching. He stopped doing that, slipping off to his office instead and closing the door even when A was asleep. He started closing doors behind him. I was steeped in denial, but my body knew.»

Suzanne Finnamore


«The referees made a questionable call. Still, I was ready with an answer and picked up on the first ring. That ring was an engagement ring, and I said yes.»

Jarod Kintz


«My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met.»

Rodney Dangerfield


«Just like the way you date in relationship and become convinced before you give a partner your heart, you got to date your PASTOR to know he can be your MENTOR before you give him your ears! Test the Spirits...and don't be a religious fanatic!»

Israelmore Ayivor


«- Be', proprio così, -insistette. - Perché non ti sposi?»

J.D. Salinger


«That word is 'willing.' It's an attitude and spirit of cooperation that should permeate our conversations. It's like a palm tree by the ocean that endures the greatest winds because it knows how to gracefully bend.»

Stephen Kendrick


«Being married definitely took work. When we fought, I felt like I wanted to float away and drown, whereas before I knew I could walk away without any strings attached.»

Brenda Perlin


«The bride waits here," she said, running her hands along her hair, taking in her image but seeming to drift away. "This is the moment you think about what you're doing. Who you're choosing. Who you will love. If it's right, Eddie, this can be such a wonderful moment.»

Mitch Albom


«My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me»

Winston S. Churchill


«Do not measure the number of tragedies you suffer, quantify the success derived from the.»

Jacqueline Susann


«The ultimate relationship is within thyself, knowing that all other relationships are a projection or a reflection of our ability or inability to love.»

Erin Fall Haskell


«I do not declare that I have no intention of marrying on any general principle. If I were to see the right man, no doubt I should eat my words with a ready appetite. The simple fact is, I have never seen him yet, and at the age of thirty, reason inclines me rather to conclude that he does not exist, than to persist in the belief that he is still somewhere to be found»

Jude Morgan


«As you can see marriage is about putting away selfishness and taking on the concept of teamwork.»

Jim George


«But she left him. That night the angels came back for her, like she'd asked them to. And nobody who saw the heartbreak on Grandpa's face when Granny breathed her last would have thought for one minute that he was glad to get shet of her . . . .»

Olive Ann Burns


«It takes two to tango”; one dictates the steps and the other executes them effectively. That is how a great show is made.»

Olaotan Fawehinmi


«The actual person with whom you live is bound to be, in a curiuos way, invisible, in just the same way as yourself, are invisible; all you can do is sense their presence, feel them within you, and in turn expand in them. The word love, comapred to that has little meaning.»

Jakob Wasser Mann