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"What's for dinner is the only question many husbands ask their wives, and the only one to which they care about the answer." - Mignon Mclaughlin

"Wives rarely fuss about their beauty To guarantee their mate's affection." - Moliere

"Wives rarely fuss about their beauty To guarantee their mate's affection." - Moliere

"husbands and wives quarrel a lot more than anyone thinks, and it's oftener about little things than big ones ..." - Patricia Wentworth

"Right Jo better be happy old maids than unhappy wives or unmaidenly girls running about to find husbands." - Louisa May Alcott

"Where I come from, they don't think much of men who are bossed about by their wives." - C S Lewis

"American comedies especially are all about these men being browbeaten by their wives and it's impossible for me to watch." - Joe Manganiello

"There are songs about abortions, about slashing your arms with razors, about imagining your own funeral in New Orleans, about rock stars cheating on their wives, sex." - Courtney Love

"A few years ago one of my wives, when talking about wives leaving their husbands said, 'I wish my husband's wives would leave him, every soul of them except myself.' That is the way they all feel, more or less, at times, both old and young." - Brigham Young

"Biographers know nothing about the intimate sex lives of their own wives, but they think they know all about Stendhal's or Faulkner's." - Milan Kundera

"Coming from the Midwest, I didn't know about stand-up as an art. I just thought stand-up comedians were old men in suits talking about their wives." - Natasha Leggero

"Wives invariably flourish when deserted; ... it is the deserting male, the reckless idealist rushing about the world seeking a non-existent felicity, who often ends in disaster." - William Mcfee

"What's for dinner? is the only question many husbands ask their wives, and the only one to which they care about the answer." - Mignon Mclaughlin

"Wives invariably flourish when deserted;... it is the deserting male, the reckless idealist rushing about the world seeking a non-existent felicity, who often ends in disaster." - William Mcfee

"John Bond has blackened my name with his insinuations about the private lives of football managers. Both my wives are upset." - Malcolm Allison

"One good husband is worth two good wives, for the scarcer things are, the more they are valued." - Benjamin Franklin

"Good husbands make good wives." - Martha Finley

"Something is mighty wrong with our priorities when professing Christian men joke about their wives, joke about their children, and joke about God, but fight to the death over their favorite sports team." - Doug Phillips

"A survey released today found that men spend twice as much on their mistresses for Christmas as they do on their wives. On the other hand, men spend half their income on the wives when the wife finds out about the mistress. So it all balances out." - Jay Leno

"The gossip mill on tour is always turning. I have to be a little careful about what I tell guys who I don't consider close friends, because even though they might not spread it to other players, they'll usually tell their wives. And once the wives get it, it's gone." - Boo Weekley

"With soldiers, their wives are so fundamental in their relationships, and yet there's this kind of other war happening back in the States, where wives of soldiers don't quite understand what their husbands have been through, because their husbands won't really talk about it, and that's really the hidden war." - Tim Hetherington

"If nature had arranged that husbands and wives should have children alternatively, there would never be more than three in a family." - Laurence Housman

"I saw men whom thirty years had changed but slightly; but their wives had grown old. These were good women; it is very wearing to be good." - Mark Twain

"Two wives? That exceeds the custom." - Moliere

"The coyest maids make the fondest wives." - Samuel Richardson

"Five wives can't all be wrong." - Paul Getty

"My wives will be mine in eternity." - Joseph Fielding Smith

"Wives should be kissed - not heard." - Stan Lee

"Bad husbands will make bad wives." - William Makepeace Thackeray

"Bachelors have consciences, married men have wives." - Samuel Johnson

"The calmest husbands make the stormiest wives." - Thomas Dekker

"Five wives can't all be wrong." - J Paul Getty

"Some jobs are worse than actual wives. Ad agency vs. Matrimony, for instance: Even the most capricious and demanding spouse is not going to divorce you for refusing to spend forty hours a week making up lies about toilet paper." - P. J. O'Rourke

"So this is hell. I'd never have believed it. You remember all we were told about the torture-chambers, the fire and brimstone, the burning marl. Old wives' tales! There's no need for red-hot pokers. Hell is - other people!" - Jean-Paul Sartre

"When you gotta go out and make a movie to pay for the kid's private school and for the three ex-wives, don't talk to me about your artistry. It's their job. It's not my job. It's my calling." - Quentin Tarantino

"It's unfortunate that there's such a disconnect between what's happening on our legislatures and what the public knows about, the consequences what that means for ourselves, our mothers and our wives." - Sandra Fluke

"Well even before she was diagnosed with the cancer, I would have said that she was a lot tougher than me and most guys would probably say that about their wives and it's probably true in most cases." - Brett Favre

"Several politicians and wives of politicians have been public about their experiences with depression or bipolar illness, including Lawton Chiles, Patrick Kennedy, Tipper Gore and Kitty Dukakis. Each made a tremendous difference by doing so." - Kay Redfield Jamison

"Bill Clinton, talking about the need to financially empower wives and mothers in regressive countries, once remarked that women have 'the responsibility gene.' No one has that gene more markedly than his wife." - Tina Brown

"What we know about Osama Bin Laden is this: he's worth $300 million, he has five wives and twenty-six kids - and he hates Americans for their "excessive" lifestyle." - David Letterman

"I beg of you, you who could and should be bearing and rearing a family: Wives, come home from the typewriter, the laundry, the nursing, come home from the factory, the cafe. No career approaches in importance that of wife, homemaker, mother - cooking meals, washing dishes, making beds for one's precious husband and children. Come home, wives, to your husbands. Make home a heaven for them. Come home, wives, to your children, born and unborn. Wrap the motherly cloak about you and, unembarrassed, help in a major role to create the bodies for the immortal souls who anxiously await." - Spencer W. Kimball

"I built a cannon out of ice, and wrapped myself in the funeral carpet which my husbands and wives had woven for me out of their own hair, and one of my wives was my gunner. I came back here, after many adventures, and once, when I'd been drinking, donated the funeral carpet to the national museum. When I was sober again, I asked for it back, but they claimed not to know what I was talking about." - Kelly Link

"Being known for Bond, certainly when you're in foreign countries, makes people curious. You get to see presidents because their wives were curious; their children were curious about Bond or The Saint or whatever. Then once you have your foot through the door, you can then let them see that you're serious about what you're talking about, and not just a twit." - Roger Moore

"The Koran does not permit Mohammedans to drink. Their natural instincts do not permit them to be moral. They say the Sultan has eight hundred wives. This almost amounts to bigamy." - Mark Twain

"Wives of ballplayers, when they teach their children their prayers, should instruct them to say: God bless mommy, God bless daddy, and God bless Babe Ruth! He's upped daddy's paycheck by 15 to 40 percent!" - Waite Hoyt

"Women-wives and mothers-are the same everywhere." - Mary Boykin Chesnut

"Two beheadings out of six wives is too many." - Henry VIII of England

"Here's to our wives and sweethearts - may they never meet." - John Bunny

"He tells old wives' tales much to the point." - Horace

"Here's to our wives and girlfriends...may they never meet!" - Groucho Marx

"Bachelors' wives and old maids' children are always perfect." - Nicolas Chamfort

"I have survived two wars, two wives and Hitler." - Albert Einstein

"Time travel is only a little less confusing than wives." - Ranvir Shorey

"I have known men of valor cowards to their wives." - Horace Walpole

"I laughed my way through The Stepford Wives." - Cathleen McGuigan

"Here's to our wives and girlfriends... may they never meet!" - Groucho Marx

"All are good maids, but whence come the bad wives?" - Proverbs

"Many men hoard for the future husbands of their wives." - Solomon Ibn Gabirol

"I'm on very good terms with all my former wives." - Andre Previn

"Husbands and wives generally understand when opposition will be vain." - Jane Austen

"I've had three wives. I've had five weddings." - Edgar Bronfman Sr

"Wives are people who feel they don't dance enough." - Groucho Marx

"It's not because I'm bitter or because I don't agree with him politically. I've always been a registered Republican. But it's bad taste to talk about ex-husbands and ex-wives, that's all. Also, I don't know a damn thing about politics." - Jane Wyman

"There's no telling from poem to poem where this brilliant 'conversation' about maleness and gender will lead-there are poems about husbands and wives, parents and children, Elvis, Apollo, Walt Whitman, rhythms of its politics. Manthology is a remarkably honest and enormously heartening collection." - Nancy Eimers

"The original fairy tale was about the youngest sister going into a room in the castle and finding all the bodies of the wives that came before her - she is confronted with truth, thinking about how often we think we know people and we really don't." - Alice Hoffman

"Being married to those sleepy-souled women is just like playing at cards for nothing: no passion is excited and the time is filled up. I do not, however, envy a fellow one of those honeysuckle wives for my part, as they are but creepers at best and commonly destroy the tree they so tenderly cling about." - Samuel Johnson

"Every day we learn more and more about this wacky Osama bin Laden. He lives in a cave and at one time he was a womanizer. But now he has settled down with his five wives and 26 kids, so that's now all over. ... He also had a drinking problem at one time. I believe he went through 'Jihab'" - David Letterman

"We're learning more about Osama bin Laden. His father was married 16 times, and he has five wives. I think we're getting to the root of his intense anger. And they say bin Laden never spends the night in the same place twice. No, wait a minute, that's Clinton." - David Letterman

"They try to say what you are, spiritual or sexual? They wonder about Solomon and all his wives. In the body of the world, they say, there is a soul and you are that. But we have ways within each other that will never be said by anyone." - Rumi

"Civil society rests on moral relationships. They are covenantal rather than contractual. They are brought about not by governments but by us a husbands and wives, parents, friends and citizens, and by the knowledge of what we do and what we are makes a difference to those around us. (...) Renewing society's resources of moral energy is the program, urgent but achievable." - Jonathan Sacks

"Be a half-assed crusader, a part-time fanatic. Don't worry to much about the fate of the world. Saving the world is only a hobby. Get out there and enjoy the world, your girlfriend, your boyfriend, husbands wives; climb mountains, run rivers, get drunk, do whatever you want to do while you can, before it's too late." - Edward Abbey

"Here was something I already knew to be true about myself: Just as there are some wives who will occasionally need a break from their husbands in order to visit a spa for the weekend with their girlfriends, I will always be the sort of wife who occasionally needs a break from her husband in order to visit Cambodia. Just for a few days!" - Elizabeth Gilbert

"("I love you," someone says, and instantly we begin to wonder - "Well, how much?" - and when the answer comes - "With my whole heart" - we then wonder about the wholeness of a fickle heart.) Our lovers, our husbands, our wives, our fathers, our gods - they are all beyond us." - Tim O'Brien

"Men often joke about this assignment (I Peter 3:7): 'Who can understand a woman?' God has answered the question loud and clear. You can. You can understand a woman. Husbands can understand wives if they will take the time and energy to focus on them as feminine persons who need their husbands' honor." - Stu Weber

"The Left is my family. And it is threatened by terrible demons, like differentialism. "differentialist Left" are people who have learned nothing about tolerance. Or justice. People who, hiding behind a backward sense of tolerance and justice, explain to us that we must accept all the actions of all civilizations, including the stoning of adulterous wives or the mutilation of little girls." - Bernard-Henri Levy

"The Lost Music was his way of talking about the way he believed that old wives' tales and dance tunes and folktales were just the tangled echoes of something that's not quite of this world... something we all knew once, but have forgotten since." - Charles De Lint

"On or about December 1910 human nature changed.... All human relations have shifted-those between masters and servants, husbands and wives, parents and children. And when human relations change there is at the same time a change in religion, conduct, politics, and literature." - Virginia Woolf

"What is so intolerable about the Republic, as Plato shows, is the demand that men give up their land, their money, their wives, their children, for the sake of the public good, their concern for which had previously been buttressed by these lower attachments." - Allan Bloom

"Can you support the expense of a husband, hussy, in gaming, drinking and whoring? Have you money enough to carry on the daily quarrels of man and wife about who shall squander most? There are not many husbands and wives, who can bear the charges of plaguing one another in a handsome way." - John Gay

"I had been fed, in my youth, a lot of old wives' tales about the way men would instantly forsake a beautiful woman to flock around a brilliant one. It is but fair to say that, after getting out in the world, I had never seen this happen..." - Dorothy Parker

"First one gets works of art, then criticism of them, then criticism of the criticism, and, finally, a book on The Literary Situation , a book which tells you all about writers, critics, publishing, paperbacked books, the tendencies of the (literary) time, what sells and how much, what writers wear and drink and want, what their wives wear and drink and want, and so on." - Randall Jarrell

"Three thousand people died at ground zero. Their families are entitled to a little bit of respect, to respect the memory of those poor people that died there. And how about the families of all those soldiers that died in the two ensuing wars? Aren't they entitled to a little bit of respect - the kids, the wives, the parents?" - Carl Paladino

"What do Americans know about morality? They don't want their presidents to have penises but they don't mind if their presidents covertly arrange to support the Nicaraguan rebel forces after Congress has restricted such aid; they don't want their presidents to deceive their wives but they don't mind if their presidents deceive Congress- lie to the people and violate the people's constitution!" - John Irving

"Men often joke about this assignment (I Peter 3:7): 'Who can understand a woman?' God has answered the question loud and clear. You can. You can understand a woman. Husbands can understand wives if they will take the time and energy to focus on them as feminine persons who need their husbands' honor." - Stu Weber

"I want to warn potential victims. Many of them are women, and many of them are battered women. It's a cause for me. When I look back, though, so many of the books I've written are about wives who just couldn't get away." - Ann Rule

"The interesting thing about 'True Blood' is that its appeal is not contained to teenage girls. I get stopped in the street and questioned by 70-year-old men whose wives and daughters are making Bloody Marys and throwing 'True Blood' parties." - Stephen Moyer

"I had been fed, in my youth, a lot of old wives' tales about the way men would instantly forsake a beautiful woman to flock around a brilliant one. It is but fair to say that, after getting out in the world, I had never seen this happen." [From a column dated November 17, 1928]" - Dorothy Parker

"To you wives who are constantly complaining and see only the dark side of life, and feel that you are unloved and unwanted, look into your own hearts and minds. If there is something wrong, turn about. Put a smile on your faces. Make yourselves more attractive. Brighten your outlook." - Gordon B Hinckley

"I really don't see any men sitting in the corner office plotting to keep women out. All the men I know are actively trying to promote women, to get more women involved. These men have wives they care about; they have daughters they desperately care about. So I don't think it's fair to blame men - or I don't think it's accurate to blame men anymore." - Debora Spar

"In L.A., wives can fly on the plane; with the Yankees, they can't. With other teams, the wives always have functions to bring them together. Not here. You don't know what half the wives look like." - Gary Sheffield

"The basic thing is to be humble, and pretend you're a bartender in the tavern of life. Don't get too comfortable and don't really listen to anybody else. Don't stand around with a bunch of writers and talk about writing. You know when you see plumbers at a plumbers convention, usually they're not talking about plumbing: they're talking about whatever it is that two men happen to talk about. They're talking about sports, their wives and children. I just tell my students, don't talk about writing too much, just go out and do it. Find out whatever you need to get to the mainland." - James Mcbride

"People who are so dreadfully "devoted" to their wives are so apt, from mere habit, to get devoted to other people's wives as well." - Jane Welsh Carlyle

"Men who marry wives very much superior to themselves are not so truly husbands to their wives as they are unawares made slaves to their position." - Plutarch

"It was the duty of wives to submit to husbands, not of husbands to submit to wives. . . men have stronger muscles than women." - Bertrand Russell

"Old wives' tales are not enough in a day when old wives and old men, too, are constantly moving away from their labours." - Vincent Massey

"I'm a polygamist. I can afford to have as many wives as I can afford to have. All Africans believe in it. My dad has four wives." - Akon

"Husbands, be patient with your wives; and wives, be patient with your husbands. Don't expect perfection. Find agreeable ways to work out the differences that arise." - Joseph B Wirthlin

"Talking things over has its place in an organization [but] so-called conferences are being grossly overdone. One executive stops at the desk of another to tell him, perhaps, about the wonderful score he made at golf on Saturday afternoon. This chin-chin immediately becomes a conference, and neither the office boy nor the telephone operator must disturb either gentleman. More idle gossip is indulged in at many business conferences these days than an old wives' sewing circle would be guilty of." - B C Forbes

"Not only, in strict truth, was marriage instituted for the propagation of the human race, but also that the lives of husbands and wives might be made better and happier. This comes about in many ways: by their lightening each other's burdens through mutual help; by constant and faithful love; by having all their possessions in common; and by the heavenly grace which flows from the sacrament." - Pope Leo XIII

"("Let's stand under a tree," she said. "Why?" "Because it's nicer." "Maybe you should sit on a chair, and I'll stand above you, like they always do with husbands and wives." "That's stupid." "Why's it stupid?" "Because we're not married." "Should we hold hands?" "We can't." "But why?" "Because, people will know." "Know what?" "About us." "So what if they know?" "It's better when it's a secret." "Why?" "So no one can take it from us.")" - Nicole Krauss

"The stories I would hear from men who were going through divorces and in child custody battles, the lies their wives told about them being predators, that they had fondled or abused the children, and these guys didn't know what to do. It wasn't true. They had no idea how to combat it. And I said, "A large part of this is modern feminism. You've gotta understand it."" - Rush Limbaugh

"Morality has in the past made progress when we broadened the category of things we weren't permitted to harm (animals, 'infidels'); saw through some delusions and rationalisations about what harms are good for people themselves (prison punishment, hysterectomies for unhappy 1950s wives); and readjusted our for-the-good of others criteria so as to demand only reasonable sacrifices (ceasing to use children as handy chimney sweeps)." - Catherine Wilson

"It's a whole nother aspect of this life that most people have no idea about. There's the loved ones, the wives, the girlfriends, the children. Some of the people out here are fathers and mothers. Whether you mean to or not, you end up neglecting your family in a lot of ways. Even if you do your best to keep in touch, the fact of the matter is that you're physically absent." - Chuck Ragan

"There's a lot of pressure on women to fulfill certain fantasies. They expect you to be a little bit of a tart, to flirt with all the men. A lot of women do it. But I'm not doing that. I talk with these guys about their wives and kids right away. When they say inappropriate things, I let them, because boys will be boys, but I'm not looking to participate in their conversations." - Jessica Alba

"The fairy tale that really scared me was Bluebeard. That's the one where he just kills one after another of these woman, these wives, that he lures up to the castle. I just think about fairy tales as stories women told their children to warn them? To keep them safe, to make sure they married up, all the things that would have safeguarded them in the olden days." - Meryl Streep

"The Quran says nothing about the veil, except for an injunction to veil the bosom, which is obvious. As for the face, Muhammad's wife Khadijeh never wore the veil, nor did the other wives of the Prophet after Khadijeh died. [...] The ulema have twisted the Quran with their hadith, always twisting it toward those in power, until the message Muhammad laid out so clearly, straight from God, has been reversed, and good Muslim women are made like slaves again, or worse." - Kim Stanley Robinson

"So when it came to role models, I looked at presidents' wives. Of course, you're talking about a farm girl who stood in the fields, dreaming, years ago, wishing she was that kind of person. But if I had been that kind of person, do you think I could sing with the emotions I do? You sing with those emotions because you've had pain in your heart." - Tina Turner

"Sacredness of human life! The world has never believed it! It has been with life that we settled our quarrels, won wives, gold and land, defended ideas, imposed religions. We have held that a death toll was a necessary part of every human achievement, whether sport, war or industry. A moment's rage over the horror of it, and we have sunk into indifference." - Ida Tarbell

"If I were straight and I were trying to seduce a woman, I could do it just by standing up at the table when she came back from the bathroom. It works. Every time I do that, all the straight men are sitting at the table and their wives are kicking them. "Look at that!" "You never do that for me!"" - Tom Ford

"To think that the woman is dominated by man or man is dominated by woman comes from a kind of a complex and this complex must be given up. You are complimentary to each other. You decorate each other. Never talk ill of your husbands and never talk ill of your wives. This is the key of having an exclusive married life." - Nirmala Srivastava

"God designed husbands and wives to complete each other, not to compete with each other." - Jimmy Evans

"I guess my main influences are Jesus, rock n roll and ex-wives. In that order." - Sam Kinison

"Show me 12 drunkards and I will show you 12 nagging wives." - Charles Spurgeon

"The others were only my wives. But you, my dear, will be my widow." - Sacha Guitry

"[Puggles] "What population signs on willingly for slavery?" "You mean other than wives?" [Glinda]" - Gregory Maguire

"Great artists are modest almost as seldom as they are faithful to their wives." - H L Mencken

"The faults of husbands are often caused by the excess virtues of their wives." - Colette

"Some men would rather be photographed with their fish than with their wives." - Gwen Cooper

"I never think of policemen's wives; their beauty maddens me like wine." - Kyril Bonfiglioli

"Most men need their wives to need them, and I've seen that lead to their downfall" - Laird Hamilton

"Husbands and wives are equal partners. They have different but complementary responsibilities." - Quentin L. Cook

"I do not think that there are any men who are faithful to their wives." - Jackie Kennedy

"Faint heart hath been a common phrase, faire ladie never wives." - John Payne Collier

"Since all the maids are good and lovable, from whence come the evil wives?" - Charles Lamb

"As dogs return to their vomit, some men return to their wives." - Anthony Liccione

"I know not which lives more unnatural lives, obeying husbands, or commanding wives." - Benjamin Franklin

"Mothers, wives and maids, These be the tools with which priests manage men." - Robert Browning

"Maids must be wives and mothers to fulfill the entire and holiest end of woman's being." - Fanny Kemble

"The only time some fellows are seen with their wives is after they're indicted." - Kin Hubbard

"All my wives were great housekeepers. After every divorce, they kept the house." - Willie Pep

"I admit that Mendeleev has two wives, but I have only one Mendeleev." - Alexander III of Russia

"My sons and their wives landed on Mars to start another race." - Jimi Hendrix

"A man should have two wives: one to love and one to sew on his buttons." - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

"There ought to be a special place in heaven for coaches' wives." - Bear Bryant

"Time turns the old days to derision, Our loves into corpses or wives." - Algernon Charles Swinburne

"men love their wives not because of their virtues, but in spite of them." - Margaret Deland

"First ladies throughout our history have been expected to be adoring wives and perfect mothers ..." - Rosalynn Carter

"Pride is the chief cause in the decline in the number of husbands and wives." - Neil Diamond

"The principle of plurality of wives never will be done away..." - Heber C. Kimball

"Since all the maids are good and lovable, from whence come the bad wives?" - Charles Lamb

"Wickets are like wives, you never know which way they will turn!" - Navjot Singh Sidhu

"Fans always ask me to marry them so I'll have a lot of wives" - Niall Horan

"Come, let us choose us wives from among the children of men and beget us children." - Enoch

"Wives live longer than husbands because they're not married to women." - Colin Mochrie

"I have nothing against women. Some of my best wives were women." - Mike Caro

"There are two categories of women. Those who are women and those who are men's wives." - Charlotte Whitton

"Some wives have model husbands, I got one that needed remodeling." - Phyllis Diller

"I've had only three wives and three guitars in my life, though I've flirted with others." - Andres Segovia

"My fans are very forgiving. So are my wives and my kids." - Willie Nelson

"The best among you are those who are best to their wives." - Muhammad



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