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"I have heard about the civilized, the marriages run on talk, elegant and honest, rational. But and I are savages." - Sharon Olds

"There are no cartoons about happy marriages." - Robert Mankoff

"All marriages are mixed marriages." - Chantal Saperstein

"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

"when you speak of other people's marriages, you are, of course, saying something about your own." - Carol Grace

"Sugar Ray Leonard's retirements last about as long as Elizabeth Taylor's marriages." - Bob Arum

"If say 90% of Christian marriages were intact, people would be writing about it." - Randy Carlson

"I know all about cheating. I've had six very successful marriages." - Bobby Heenan

"The tabloids, instead of being about alien babies and stuff, it's my triplets, quadruplets, marriages, feuds." - Jennifer Aniston

"And pray where in earth or heaven are there prudent marriages-Might as well talk about prudent suicides." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"We need better government, no doubt about it. But we also need better minds, better friendships, better marriages, better communities." - Wendell Berry

"I understand why marriages break up over golf. I can't even talk about my own handicap because it's too upsetting." - Shia Labeouf

"I don't know nothing about no marriages or nothing. I ain't even never been to a wedding." - Mike Epps

"Bad marriages don't cause infidelity; infidelity causes bad marriages." - Frank Pittman

"Marriages are made in heaven." - Proverbs

"All marriages have their phases." - Robin Wright

"Gays (homosexuals) usually bring up the argument about all the straight couples living in 'sham' marriages, but I see no point in dragging the Clintons into this" - Ann Coulter

"What nonsense people talk about happy marriages!' exclaimed Lord Henry. ' A man can be happy with any woman, as long as he does not love her." - Oscar Wilde

"I am skittish about relationships, as most of the marriages I've seen up close have been ruinous for one or both parties." - Anne Lamott

"This case is not about whether marriages between same-sex couples are consistent or inconsistent with the teachings of a particular religion, whether such marriages are moral or immoral or whether they are something that should be encouraged or discouraged.... Quite simply, this case is about liberty and equality, the two cornerstones of the rights protected by the United States Constitution." - Barbara Brandriff Crabb

"I hate that rule that says write about what you know, it leads to too many British novels about marriages going slightly wrong. Write about what you don't know, just act as though you do." - Jeff Noon

"For me, I've never talked about my private life. It's always been about Black Sabbath. It's strange to open up and talk about me as a young lad, my relationships, marriages and what not." - Tony Iommi

"There's a really unique relationship between a single parent and their child. Marriages so easily break up. There's kind of this temporary deal about marriages. That's one of the things that makes it stressful, and that's something that's nonexistent in a parent-child relationship." - Jeremy Sisto

"Friendship is all about trust and sharing. Passionate and romantic love is all about sex and emotions. You have to try to combine those, I think. The great marriages, the great couples I know, have both." - Isabel Allende

"three-fourths of all marriages are unhappy." - Francoise d'Aubigne, Marquise de Maintenon

"Marriages are best made of dissimilar material." - Theodore Parker

"Like fingerprints, all marriages are different." - George Bernard Shaw

"I've outlasted many marriages at Random House." - E L Doctorow

"All of my marriages lasted seven years." - Elliott Erwitt

"Marriage, even the best marriages are tough." - Jayne Meadows

"I don't believe in hasty marriages." - Anna Held

"Between them, my parents had 10 marriages." - Lorna Luft

"All of my short films are about marriages, and I think that this probably comes from some kind of unconscious fascination with my parents' story and what they went through." - Sarah Polley

"I see a lot of marriages crash and burn around me and my wife. I've always been curious about how hard it is to love well and be loved." - Andre Dubus

"Some people have their marriages annulled, which means they never existed. Boy, talk about denial! What do you say when people see your wedding album? 'Oh that was just some play I was in." - Carol Leifer

"With a shiver of foreboding he saw his marriage becoming what most of the other marriages about him were: a dull association of material and social interests held together by ignorance on the one side and hypocrisy on the other." - Edith Wharton

"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

"Personally I'm an advocate for healthy marriages and families and I do a lot of speaking around the country sharing my faith and talking to women's groups, even specifically about marriage." - Candace Cameron

"People are more concerned about the economy then these ridiculous concerns as to gender inequity in society, as manifested in marriages, in the mental health system, and then in literature." - Kate Zambreno

"The movement had likewise for its object the abolition of polygamy and premature marriages, the promotion of the remarriage of widows, the introduction of better ideas about marriage, its duties, and its responsibilities." - Keshub Chunder Sen

"If you look at Jack Benny, George Burns, or Don Rickles, they've all had long, successful marriages. So, I think there's something about laughter and the durability of a marriage." - Bob Newhart

"All marriages are same sex marriages. You get married and every night, it's the same sex." - Bill Maher

"I favor legalizing same-sex marriages, and would fight efforts to prohibit such marriages" - Barack Obama

"What surprises me in life are not the marriages that fail, but the marriages that succeed." - Rita Hayworth

"Y'know, every relationship is different. There are good marriages, bad marriages, connected partners, unconnected partners." - Sandra Bullock

"You know what is good about these Dixie Chicks burnings or bashings? It's a wonderful, wonderful way for really stupid people to hook up. They meet, they throw some things on the fire, they talk about Vin Diesel, they tell stories about who their favorite Fox anchor is, they exchange phone numbers and in some cases has led to marriages." - Janeane Garofalo

"[Speaking about same-sex marriage] It's about familiarity, and I think the only reason they're uncomfortable with the notion of same-sex marriages is because they haven't come into contact with gay and lesbian couples enough to understand that it's about love and that it is a civil right." - Jennifer Beals

"Friendships like marriages are dependent on avoiding the unforgivable." - John D Macdonald

"Marriages are not normally made to avoid having children." - Rudolf Virchow

"Marriages come and go, but divorce is forever." - Nora Ephron

"I've had diseases that lasted longer than my marriages." - Nell Carter

"Other people's marriages are a perpetual source of amazement." - Patrick O'Brian

"In Hollywood, marriages are kind of expected to fail." - Gabrielle

"Many marriages are simply working partnerships between businessmen and housekeepers." - Mignon Mclaughlin

"All marriages are sacred, but not all are safe." - Rob Jackson

"All marriages are happy, it's living together afterward that's tough." - Ann Landers

"There are some good marriages, but practically no delightful ones." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"Terrific marriages are completely respectful, transparent and loyal." - L. Whitney Clayton

"Divorce isn't caused because 50% of marriages end in gayness." - Jon Stewart

"There are good marriages, but no delightful ones." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"The only happy marriages I know are arranged ones." - Leo Tolstoy

"Friendships, like marriages, are dependent on avoiding the unforgivable." - John D Macdonald

"...beds last on an average much longer than marriages..." - Michel Houellebecq

"There may be good, but there are no pleasant marriages." - Rainer Maria Rilke

"In Hollywood, marriages are kind of expected to fail." - Gabrielle Union

"Marriages are made in heaven and consummated on Earth." - John Lyly

"Good marriages are made in heaven. Or some such place." - Robert Bolt

"There are good marriages, but there are no delightful ones." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"Scientific collaborations are akin to marriages, or temporary marriages. Their breakup is not unlike a divorce and rarely avoids acrimony." - Peter Freund

"I don't get mad with people, like, 'Oh, but that's not what the song was about...' It's also nice to know that people are mindlessly dancing to a song about the US Government's stance on same-sex marriages... especially straight jocks. I love that idea. I think that's the beauty of music - it's different for everybody." - Beth Ditto

"It's about familiarity, and I think the only reason they're uncomfortable with the notion of same-sex marriages is because they haven't come into contact with gay and lesbian couples enough to understand that it's about love-and that it is a civil right." - Jennifer Beals

"'Mr. Peanut' is not about a man who dreams of killing his wife; that's jacket copy, to me. 'Mr. Peanut' is about the dynamism of marriage and the distances - some tragic, some redemptive - that marriages travel over time, and those travels ain't always pretty." - Adam Ross

"I don't know what marriages are like in general, but there are many things which I don't talk about with my husband. We discuss practical problems, but I wouldn't sit down with him and talk about the distant past. It's somewhat in contrast to other Americans, who feel that they have to confess things, but I'm really not like that." - Joyce Carol Oates

"Women have entered the work force . . . partly to express their feelings of self-worth . . . partly because today many families would not survive without two incomes, partly because they are not at all sure their marriages will last. The day of the husband as permanent meal-ticket is over, a fact most women recognize, however they feel about "women's liberation." - Robert Neelly Bellah

"Marriage is tough, because it is woven of all these various elements, the weak and the strong. "In love-ness" is fragile for it is woven only with the gossamer threads of beauty. It seems to me absurd to talk about "happy" and "unhappy" marriages." - Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"One reason I avoid the American TV talk show circuit, when I'm over there, is that the tabloids and the gossip mill are always churning with new, true, or untrue stories about new loves, old loves, pending marriages, divorces, trial separations, flings and affairs with people of every description. I'm not into any of that." - George Harrison

"We go to school and teachers teach us to read and write but nobody teaches us about the purposeful commitment and intentionality it takes to make our marriages healthy and sustain love over a lifetime. Most people seem to think love should "naturally" sustain itself as it did during the beginning of our relationship with each other -but that just isn't realistic." - Cindy Wright

"Women are storytellers, they are communicators. They'll go and sit around a table and talk about their first date, their first smoke, their first lipstick, whatever it is. Those rituals of life, marriages and death aren't part of the language of men." - Anita Roddick

"Good marriages are built upon a combination of emotional love and a common commitment to a core of beliefs about what is important in life and what we wish to do with our lives. Speaking each other's primary love language creates the emotional climate where these beliefs can be fleshed out in daily life." - Gary Chapman

"I also liked to look around at the houses surrounding the park and wonder about the people who filled them, what kinds of marriages they had and how they loved or hurt each other on any given day, and if they were happy, and whether they thought happiness was a sustainable thing." - Paula McLain

"I wrote this book [ Desperate Marriages] because of my own marriage. My wife and I struggled greatly in the early years of marriage. In spite of the fact that we were Christians before we got married, we prayed about getting married, we believed it was God's will for us to get married, and we still had great struggles." - Gary Chapman

"I don't have any complaints about homosexuals being married in a civil ceremony. But I don't think that the government ought to require religious organizations, churches, should perform marriages between homosexuals if a local congregation decides otherwise. I believe in the autonomy of individual churches." - Jimmy Carter

"I think the most relative thing is that women in a way that I think people haven't given us credit for, want to return to this idea about equality in marriages and financial autonomy. And if the richest women don't have financial autonomy, what does it mean for the rest of us? That's all." - Wednesday Martin

"Marriage is tough, because it is woven of all these various elements, the weak and the strong. In love-ness is fragile for it is woven only with the gossamer threads of beauty. It seems to me absurd to talk about happy and unhappy marriages." - Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"I don't have a regular happy family like most people. My parents are separated; my dad married someone else and so did my mom. All my siblings are from my parents' other marriages. So yes, it is complicated, and I don't like talking about it or explaining this to everybody. But all this doesn't stop us from being close to each other." - Shahid Kapoor

"I think there's definitely a way to tell a story, to also look at marriages that are working, but find drama from what's challenging them. That's what I think, certainly, 'Parenthood' is kind of about: the unexpected things that come up in your life that challenge you as a man, as a woman, as a husband and a wife, and as a parent." - Jason Katimis

"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

"I think there's definitely a way to tell a story, to also look at marriages that are working, but find drama from what's challenging them. That's what I think, certainly, 'Parenthood' is kind of about: the unexpected things that come up in your life that challenge you as a man, as a woman, as a husband and a wife, and as a parent." - Jason Katims

"What was very interesting to me about Clementine Hunter's work is that she couldn't read or write, and she has recorded history of the plantation life and the southern part of the U.S. - the cotton harvests, pecan picking, washing clothes, funerals, marriages - in pictures." - Robert Wilson

"Someone who'll bring some normalcy into my life and help me stay in touch with reality. That is something I'm curious about. There are so many actors who are married to people from non-film backgrounds, and their marriages are successful. I'm tired of dating actresses." - Shahid Kapoor

"In Hollywood, there is no bigger commitment you can make than to a TV series. Even marriages pale in comparison. Marriages don't require signing iron-clad multiyear contracts. At least, most first marriages don't." - Carlton Cuse

"Novels should' aspire to answer questions, and I would' presume to offer advice about love or marriage in any case. What's fascinating to me about marriage as a subject for fiction-a subject that fiction has taken on with gusto since the 19th century-is how unknowable other people's relationships are. Even the marriages of your parents, your siblings, your closest friends always remain something of a mystery. Only in fiction can you pretend to know people completely." - Nell Freudenberger

"Novels shouldn't aspire to answer questions, and I wouldn't presume to offer advice about love or marriage in any case. What's fascinating to me about marriage as a subject for fiction-a subject that fiction has taken on with gusto since the 19th century-is how unknowable other people's relationships are. Even the marriages of your parents, your siblings, your closest friends always remain something of a mystery. Only in fiction can you pretend to know people completely." - Nell Freudenberger

"I've always been monogamous - [within it] I've been in love with people, but very platonically. For me, monogamous love is about learning how to be able to trust someone completely; so you need to be able to think you can trust them. But that doesn't mean you can't have extraordinary feelings for other people and not feel guilty about them, but not necessarily go and wreck marriages and consummate, and you don't have to do all that." - Charlotte Rampling

"My personal feelings on marriage? Samuel Johnson once said that second marriages - although I could probably say this about any marriage - are about the triumph of hope over experience. I think that's true. I don't know that human beings were meant to mate for life or be monogamous. But, for me, the aspect of marriage that is troubling is that it's a contract that is governed by the state, and I don't want the state to have control over my personal affairs." - Laura Wasser

"I know some good marriages-marriages where both people are just trying to get through their days by helping each other, being good to each other." - Erica Jong

"I don't engage in brainwashing, I don't dictate forms of lifestyle, I don't perform mass marriages or even singular marriages. I don't tell people what to believe." - Frederick Lenz

"A constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriages is a form of gay bashing and it would do nothing at all to protect traditional marriages." - Coretta Scott King

"Marriages struggle because we've set our marriages up to fail by thinking that this person is going to complete me when they were never created to do that." - Mark Hall

"Marriages should culminate on account of the wishes of the couple. It is their knitting of the hearts that should lead to marriages" - Periyar E. V. Ramasamy

"I want to see the numbers that prove that show-business marriages are any less successful than other marriages. It's just very public when they fail." - Kevin Bacon

"Most people are in marriages, and there are very few movies made about what it really is like to be married for a length of time. You always show the romantic part and all that. Or the divorce, and the horrible split, and the guy's having an affair, or she's having an affair, and they're going to get split up, whatever. But very few people just look at what actually happens in a marriage." - Rob Reiner

"Words, English words, are full of echoes, of memories, of associations. They have been out and about, on people's lips, in their houses, in the streets, in the fields, for so many centuries. And that is one of the chief difficulties in writing them today - that they are stored with other meanings, with other memories, and they have contracted so many famous marriages in the past." - Virginia Woolf

"No matter how free divorce, how frequently marriages break up, in most societies there is the assumption of permanent mating, of the idea that the marriage should last as long as both live. . . . No known society has ever invented a form of marriage strong enough to stick that did not contain the 'till death us do part' assumption." - Margaret Mead

"Two things are owed to truthfulness: lasting marriages and short friendships." - Robert Breault

"Fidelity is the single most important element in solidly enduring marriages." - Frank Pittman

"Half of all marriages end in divorce- and then there are the really unhappy ones." - Joan Rivers

"God, the best maker of all marriages, Combine your hearts into one." - William Shakespeare

"Romances paint at full length people's wooing. But only give a bust of marriages." - Lord Byron

"Although there are many trial marriages... there is no such thing as a trial child." - Gail Sheehy

"To be wedded to an idea may be, after all, the holiest and happiest of marriages." - Susan B Anthony

"Some people who think they are in unhappy marriages are just in unhappy bodies." - Anne Roiphe

"romances and marriages are usually over long before they are over." - Mimi Sheraton

"Do you realize that the Bush administration has now produced more gay marriages than jobs?" - Jay Leno

"Some marriages depend on domestic arguments the way the courts depend on litigation." - Mason Cooley

"Antagonistic cooperation is the principle of all markets and many marriages." - Mason Cooley

"Adultery breathes new life into marriages which have been left for dead." - Marcel Proust

"I am changing the notion that actresses ca' have happy marriages" - Mercy Johnson

"The world has suffered more from the ravages of ill-advised marriages than from virginity." - Ambrose Bierce

"If people only made prudent marriages, what a stop to population there would be!" - William Makepeace Thackeray

"All marriages are happy it's living together afterwards that causes all the problems." - Raymond Hull

"This manifesto only refers to future marriages, and does not affect past conditions." - Wilford Woodruff

"I deal with unhappy marriages a lot. I've never been married, I'm single" - Paula Danziger

"The capacity of women to make unsuitable marriages must be considered as the cornerstone of society." - Henry Adams

"Prostitutes, more than any other profession, help keep American marriages together." - Brendan Behan

"Inertia accounts for two-thirds of marriages. But love accounts for the other third." - Woody Allen

"Artist colonies are notorious for breaking up marriages and housing affairs." - Kerry Cohen

"Chumps always make the best husbands. All the unhappy marriages come from the husbands having brains." - P G Wodehouse

"People who boast of happy marriages are, I submit, usually self-deceivers, if not actually liars." - Iris Murdoch

"Stressful jobs, loveless marriages, bad food-most people kill themselves slowly every day." - Arthur Nersesian

"I am changing the notion that actresses can't have happy marriages" - Mercy Johnson

"The Jewes spend at Easter, the Moors at marriages, the Christians in sutes." - George Herbert

"Perhaps this is in the end what most marriages are - gentleness, memory, and habit." - Storm Jameson

"Between the marriages, I shagged my way round television studios like a mechanical digger." - Steven Moffat

"Money is either the best or the worst area of communication in our marriages." - Larry Burkett

"If married couples did not live together, happy marriages would be more frequent." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Of my four marriages, the one to Bob Levitt is the only one I don't regret" - Ethel Merman

"If marriages are said to be made in heaven then why search for grooms in hell." - Amit Abraham

"The reason I had unfaithfulness in one of my marriages is because I was too patriotic." - Chris Matthews

"Watching news showing all the same sex marriages. How long before first same sex divorce?" - Alonzo Bodden

"A defeatist attitude kills almost as many marriages as do affairs." - Gary L. Thomas

"The happiest marriages are full of alternative lives, lived in the head, unknown to the partner." - John Bayley

"In most marriages, there is a contented partner and a restless one." - Jennifer Wilson

"People struggle in marriages and more than 55% of people get divorced." - Molly Shannon

"Super-confident people with no problems and great marriages and great parenting are not good entertainment." - Matthew Weiner

"Even newlyweds don't spend much time together, now that few marriages outlast the appliance warranties." - P. J. O'Rourke

"Two things are owed to truthfulness - lasting marriages and short friendships." - Robert Brault

"Women have become so highly educated... that nothing should surprise us nowadays, except happy marriages." - Oscar Wilde

"A hundred percent of marriages end in divorce, disappearance or death." - Steve Aylett

"I am changing the notion that actresses can't have happy marriages" - Mercy Johnson



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