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"Marriage is a career which brings about more benefits than many others." - Simone De Beauvoir

"The great thing about marriage is that it creates trust, the most precious of things." - Theodore Zeldin

"Optimism is America's birthright.... There is no social problem Americans dare not attack. No problem, that is, except one: about marriage, and marriage alone, we despair." - Maggie Gallagher

"There is such pleasure in long-term marriage that I really would hate to be my age and not have had a long-term marriage. Remember, sustaining a pleasurable, long-term marriage takes effort, deliberateness and an intention to learn about one another. In other words, marriage is for grown-ups." - Cokie Roberts

"Marriage isn't about winning. It's about lasting." - Mark Gorman

"Quotes about marriage are surprised filled." - Jon Jones

"I think marriage is all about timing." - Cate Blanchett

"Most Americans don't care about gay marriage." - Dan Savage

"Marriage equality is about more than just marriage. It's about something greater. It's about acceptance." - Charlize Theron

"Determine to pray more words over your marriage than you speak about your marriage." - Lysa TerKeurst

"To keep the fire burning brightly there's one easy rule: Keep the two logs together, near enough to keep each other warm and far enough apart - about a finger's breadth - for breathing room. Good fire, good marriage, same rule." - Marnie Reed Crowell

"Marriage is grand. Divorce is about twenty grand." - Jay Leno

"Right now, I'm not really thinking about marriage." - Adam Lambert

"I have no useful theories about love and marriage." - Michael Cunningham

"You can't know about marriage until you try it." - Greg Evigan

"I have a lot of skepticism about marriage and monogamy." - Rashida Jones

"I have never heard about any perfect marriage. They say perfect marriages are made in heaven. Nobody comes back from there so maybe it is true, but what kind of marriage will those perfect marriages be? There will be no tension, there will be no individuality in the man or in the woman. They will never collide, they will never fight. They will be too sweet to each other. And too much sweetness brings diabetes! Marriage is an institution that teaches a man regularity, frugality, temperance, forbearance and many other splendid virtues he would not need had he stayed single." - Rajneesh

"Marriage? I don't know what I really think about marriage. I'm a bit confused on that issue." - Madonna Ciccone

"I don't give a damn about marriage. But I do care about honor." - Katharine Hepburn

"Marriage is meant to be more about your surrender than about your satisfaction." - Scott Means

"Marriage is not about age; it's about finding the right person." - Sophia Bush

"Same-sex marriage is so ingrained in the culture now that when you're talking about regular, good old-fashioned marriage, you have to say "opposite-sex marriage" to let people know what you're talking about. Just describing, just talking about "marriage" doesn't let anybody know what you mean anymore. You have to specify opposite-sex marriage." - Rush Limbaugh

"I've been thinking a lot about gay marriage. I'm a big supporter." - Russell Simmons

"The key to a long and healthy marriage is that, honestly, there's nothing worth fighting about." - Jay Leno

"What we love about love is the fever, which marriage puts to bed and cures." - Mignon Mclaughlin

"Whenever I read a book about a marriage, I always feel I'm being lied to." - Stephen Marche

"Marriage is about raising children. That's the purpose of the institution." - Rush Limbaugh

"If there was one ubiquitous recommendation about marriage it was this: "Don't go to bed angry."" - Daniel Kahneman

"The great thing about marriage is that it creates trust, the most precious of things." - Theodore Zeldin

"Having had five husbands, I guess I should know a thing or two about marriage." - Joan Collins

"The biggest surprise about our marriage is that Erin was out there." - James Denton

"My mom, Emilie, always taught me to think hard about marriage." - Alyson Hannigan

"If you want to read about love and marriage, you've got to buy two separate books." - Alan King

"I have married thriteen couples. I'm about to do a marriage next month." - Sally Kirkland

"What is fascinating about marriage is why anyone wants to get married." - Alain De Botton

"What I found out about myself was I am not someone who doesn't believe in marriage." - Jen Kirkman

"Marriage is about the most expensive way for the average man to get laundry done." - Burt Reynolds

"Marriage is a series of desperate arguments people feel passionately about." - Katharine Hepburn

"I'm not really interested in thinking about marriage or kids at all." - Stacy Keibler

"You should not propose marriage until you have resolved your feelings about your ex." - Amy Dickinson

"Really with marriage, from what I've heard about from different friends that are married, you can't entirely be prepared. There are things you can only learn in marriage." - Rebecca St. James

"Before marriage, a man will go home and lie awake all night thinking about something you said; after marriage, he'll go to sleep before you finish saying it." - Helen Rowland

"Before marriage, a man will lie awake thinking about something you said; after marriage , he'll fall asleep before you finish saying it." - Helen Rowland

"I don't believe that same-sex marriages would weaken heterosexual marriage. Marriage is not a scarce resource. I thought that conservatives worried about too few people choosing marriage, not too many." - Amy Davidson

"If the marriage ain't happy, ain't nobody happy." - Scott Gardner

"Marriage is our last, best chance to grow up." - Joseph Barth

"All weddings are similar, but every marriage is different." - John Berger

"Private practice and marriage - those twin extinguishers of science." - Paul Broca

"Marriage is what marriage is ... It's like going out and saying, 'That tree is a car.' Well, the tree's not a car. A tree's a tree. Marriage is marriage." - Rick Santorum

"Marriage is the agreement to let a family happen." - Betty Jane Wylie

"For me, it's sad to say, but I would probably have a spiritual marriage but not a legal marriage, because I think so much about marriage starts to become about finances. It has nothing to do with God or feelings or the romantic side of marriage. It's about who owns what, who gets what? So what's the point?" - Andie Macdowell

"What if marriage is really about making us more like Christ, not so much about making us happy?" - Kirk Cameron

"Marriage is about compromise; it's about doing something for the other person, even when you don't want to." - Nicholas Sparks

"... fighting for gay marriage generally involves lying about what we are going to do with marriage when we get there-because we lie that the institution of marriage is not going to change, and that is a lie. The institution of marriage is going to change, and it should change. And again, I don't think it should exist." - Masha Gessen

"We've been fighting about gay marriage for what, 15-20 years now. Is there any evidence that fighting gay marriage is contributing to a greater appreciation among the broad society of the marital institution? Is there any evidence that the re-institutionalization of marriage is happening as a result of opposing gay marriage? And the best answer I can give to that is 'no.'" - David Blankenhorn

"Writing lyrics with your wife does lead to talking about yourselves a lot. But this is not an autobiographical account of my personal marriage. It's almost about the marriage of the band." - Aaron Dessner

"There is something revolting about the way girls' minds so often jump to marriage long before they jump to love." - Dodie Smith

"Her chances of a decent marriage were about to be dashed-and all because of a ferret." - Lisa Kleypas

"One of the best things about marriage is that it gets young people to bed at a decent hour." - M. M. Musselman

"People ask what the secret of a happy marriage is. If there is one, it's 'don't talk about it." - Jane Asher

"As you can see marriage is about putting away selfishness and taking on the concept of teamwork." - Jim George

"The kids ask about marriage. It's meaning more and more to them. So it's something we've got to look at." - Brad Pitt

"I'm more or less skeptical about marriage, because of family ties, relations between children and parents - it's all so depressing." - Michelangelo Antonioni

"I hadn't really even been thinking about TV. To me, it seemed like such a commitment, almost like a marriage." - Juno Temple

"One of the best things about marriage is that it gets young people to bed at a decent hour." - M.M. Musselman

"I had learned so much about marriage from Missy that I only had to get divorced two more times." - Terry Bradshaw

"Let us now set forth one of the fundamental truths about marriage: the wife is in charge." - Bill Cosby

"It was the marriage that was important; Jane Austen rarely even bothered to write about the wedding." - Karen Joy Fowler

"There's something about marriage that is not as intensely romantic or interesting as a couple's first meeting." - John Sandford

"People ask what the secret of a happy marriage is. If there is one, it's 'don't talk about it.'" - Jane Asher

"I believe that the dissolution of a marriage comes about by the breaking down of self-esteem." - Dixie Carter

"The one charm about marriage is that it makes a life of deception absolutely necessary for both parties." - Oscar Wilde

"But I wanted marriage for myself. I was not calculating about it. I wish I was more calculating." - Linda Mccartney

"I've done an informal, anecdotal survey about marriage, and I've found no evidence that it brings happiness." - Mary Mccormack

"I don't know about marriage as much as I do know that I'd be a great father." - Tyler Perry

"I've always had bizarre, negative feelings about anything traditional, like marriage and family. I never thought something like that worked." - Gerard Way

"I cannot be a placard waver for every campaign; that's why I have mostly kept quiet about gay marriage." - Clare Balding

"The rule with marriage is the less you talk about it the better, as far as I can tell." - Jennifer Garner

"I don't have any romantic ideas about marriage. Trust me. A white dress... ? No. It's not something for me." - Diane Kruger

"Instead of talking at each other about the non-business-related contact, talk to each other about your concerns about marriage. Listen a lot, too." - Carolyn Hax

"A man imagines a happy marriage as a marriage of love; even if he makes fun of marriages that are without love, or feels sorry for lovers who are without marriage." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"The secret to having a good marriage is to understand that marriage must be total, it must be permanent, and it must be equal." - Frank Pittman

"Marriage is memory, marriage is time." - Joan Didion

"Marriage is marriage. Everybody has problems." - Mel Gibson

"I think the best day will be when we no longer talk about being gay or straight... It's not a gay wedding, it's just a wedding... It's not a gay marriage, it's just a marriage." - Pink

"There are a few rules I know to be true about love and marriage... Your values must be alike. And the biggest one of those values, Mitch?" Yes? "Your belief in the importance of your marriage." - Mitch Albom

"The happy marriage, which is the only proper nursery, is indissoluble. The unhappy marriage, which perpetually tells the child a bogey-man story about life, ought to be dissolved." - Rebecca West

"I ... would guess maybe about one or two out of five men is suited for marriage and probably four out of five women are better at marriage than being single and would like to be married." - Bill Maher

"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

"I want to focus on the importance of supporting marriage. I always speak about the need to respect everyone's human dignity - regardless of their sexual orientation. I think strengthening marriage is something that benefits everyone." - Salvatore J Cordileone

"My marriage? Up to now everything's okay. But it's a real marriage - imperfect and very difficult. It's all about people evolving somewhat simultaneously through their lives. I think we've emotionally evolved." - Jamie Lee Curtis

"There is something revolting about the way girls' minds often jump to marriage long before they jump to love. And most of those minds are shut to what marriage really means." - Dodie Smith

"Dating is about grand romantic gestures that mean little over the long term. Marriage is about small acts of kindness that bond you over a lifetime." - Lori Gottlieb

"[Banning marriage equality is] discrimination, plain and simple. It's really not about votes. It's about people. I think it's the right thing to do as a human being." - Jay-Z

"My analysis is that the gays are about 5% of the attack on marriage in this country, and the feminists are about 95%." - Phyllis Schlafly

"As Romeo and Juliet found to their cost, marriage is never just about two people falling in love, it is about families." - Marina Lewycka

"If she could find a man who could feel and laugh as well as desire, she might even think about thinking about marriage." - Melanie Rawn

"Marriage is not mainly about prospering economically. It is mainly about displaying the covenant keeping love between Christ and his Church" - John Piper

"If you leave your wife and you don't ever contact her again, that says something about how you felt about the marriage." - H G Bissinger

"If you leave your wife and you don't ever contact her again, that says something about how you felt about the marriage." - Buzz Bissinger

"It was not a healthy marriage for long time. It was never about another man, it was about what my and Dennis's relationship could not sustain." - Meg Ryan

"When a man thinks about a woman he thinks about love, he never thinks about marriage. When a woman thinks about a man, she thinks about marriage. Love is secondary, security is first. She lives in a different kind of world - maybe in the future she may not, but in the past the only problem for the woman was how to be secure." - Rajneesh

"Attaching the word marriage to the association of same-sex individuals mistakenly presumes that marriage is principally a matter of adult benefits and adult rights. In fact, marriage is principally about the nurturing and development of children. And the successful development of children is critical to the preservation and success of our nation." - Mitt Romney

"Gay marriage is a tricky issue for the Democrats due to the fact that - like taxes, defense and education - they are forced to lie about their position when running for office. In other words, Democrats are gay marriage supporters trapped in the bodies of candidates who oppose gay marriage. And no issue-reassignment surgery can help them." - Ann Coulter

"Well, marriage doesn't function in the way it used to in terms of deciding our fate, but it's in our heads, and it determines a lot of our actions. Like, right now, if you think about gay marriage - and they just started having the first gay marriages in New York - it shows what a potent idea marriage remains for people." - Jeffrey Eugenides

"Marriage is the most advanced form of warfare in the modern world." - Malcolm Bradbury

"Marriage, the family unit, was the "original Department of Health, Education and Welfare."" - Michael Novak

"The best romance is inside marriage; the finest love stories come after the wedding, not before." - Irving Stone

"A good marriage is each for the other and two against the world." - Robert Breault

"Marriage, like a submarine, is only safe if you get all the way inside." - Frank Pittman

"Marriage isn't supposed to make you happy - it's supposed to make you married." - Frank Pittman

"Oh, he was asking to have an open marriage and I refused." - Newt Gingrich

"Marriage is like pantyhose. It all depends on what you put into it." - Phyllis Schlafly

"The whole pleasure of marriage is that it is a perpetual crisis." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"Bad jokes and gay marriage are destroying this country. But torture can save it." - Jon Stewart

"Marriage is ridiculous." - Goldie Hawn

"Marriage can be complicated." - Molly Shannon

"Marriage is a noose." - Miguel De Cervantes

"Marriage is wonderful." - Jennifer Aniston

"Marriage changes everything." - Marilyn Manson

"I love marriage." - Jeff Bridges

"We"ve been fighting about gay marriage for what, 15-20 years now. Is there any evidence that fighting gay marriage is contributing to a greater appreciation among the broad society of the marital institution? Is there any evidence that the re-institutionalization of marriage is happening as a result of opposing gay marriage? And the best answer I can give to that is 'no.'" - David Blankenhorn

"I am not against marriage - I am for love. If love becomes your marriage, good; but don't hope that marriage can bring love. That is not possible. Love can become a marriage. You have to work very consciously to transform your love into a marriage. Ordinarily, people destroy their love. They do EVERYTHING to destroy it and then they suffer. And they go on saying, 'What went wrong?' They destroy - they do everything to destroy it." - Rajneesh

"While people are prepared to talk about Social Security, about marriage equality, about any number of other issues, people are not prepared - your layperson is not prepared to have a conversation about foreign policy." - Julianne Malveaux

"Our attitudes toward retirement, marriage, recreation, even our feelings about death and dying may make much more of an impression than we realize." - Eda LeShan

"There is something fantastic about getting divorced. Everyone should do it to experience the extraordinary sense of freedom after being in marriage jail." - Delia Ephron

"The great thing about marriage is the idea of really getting to know someone. And really getting to know a woman is a life long task." - Robin Williams

"I once had a dream about getting a marriage, house in the country, and at the end of the day we'd retire, but I'm never going to retire." - Ozzy Osbourne

"... unhappiness is like marriage. We believe we chose it, but then it is choosing us. That is how it is, we can do nothing about it." - Albert Camus

"Sometimes I think too much fuss is made about marriage. Century after century of carnal embracement and we're still no nearer to understanding one another." - E M Forster

"For the longest time, marriage has had a guilty conscience about itself. Should we believe it?-Yes, we should believe it." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Public-opinion polls show that Americans split about evenly on civil unions. But when the words "gay marriage" are presented, they break 3-to-1 against it." - Dick Morris

"Fairy tales are about money, marriage, and men. They are the maps and manuals that are passed down from mothers and grandmothers to help them survive." - Marina Warner

"As I've thought about gay marriage, I don't see any reason not to say that [couples] should be able to get married." - Colin Powell

"Often the difference between a successful marriage and a mediocre one consists of leaving about three or four things a day unsaid." - Harland Miller

"Most Americans don't care about gay marriage. But it matters very much to the knuckle-draggers and Christianists and whack jobs in Bush's ever smaller base." - Dan Savage

"Marriage is tolerable enough in its way if youre easygoing and dont expect too much from it. But it doesnt bear thinking about." - George Bernard Shaw

"I think that when you get married you have consented to sex. That's what marriage is all about, I don't know if maybe these girls missed sex ed." - Phyllis Schlafly

"Things don't change in a marriage until the spouse who is taking responsibility for a problem that is not hers decides to say or do something about it." - Henry Cloud

"You could talk about same-sex marriage, but people who have been married (say) 'It's the same sex all the time.'" - Robin Williams

"In every marriage the wife has to keep her mouth shut about at least one small thing her husband does that disgusts her." - John O'Hara

"Divorce isn't such a tragedy. A tragedy's staying in an unhappy marriage, teaching your children the wrong things about love. Nobody ever died of divorce." - Jennifer Weiner

"I've always been very skeptical about marriage, because I only want to do it once; I want to do it the right way." - Sandra Bullock

"I don't know why some people get worked up about gay people marrying. It's not gay people who are ruining the sanctity of marriage, it's celebrities." - Craig Ferguson

"I always hoped that I would settle down with someone. Marriage, I could really give two shits about, as an institution, but it makes things easier." - Dale Peck

"I understand the need to serve the community by talking about marriage or halal food. But you should also lead with vision, wisdom and courage." - Tariq Ramadan

"The solution to the problems of marriage and parenting is simple. Spend more time with the people you care about the most." - Brian Tracy

"I lost my job and started painting houses with a friend. The marriage had ended about the same time the career did." - John Dufresne

"After my marriage ended, I had an urge to skip that part of my life completely in terms of poetry, not publish anything at all about it." - Denise Duhamel

"Dreams are more personal. We tend to only dream about issues that impact us directly: our careers, our marriage, our children, our family and friends." - Charles McPhee



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