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Abusive Marriages Quotes


"All marriages are mixed marriages." - Chantal Saperstein

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

"Marriages are made in heaven." - Proverbs

"Most African women are taught to endure abusive marriages. They say endurance means a good wife but most women endure abusive relationship because they are not empowered economically; they depend on their husbands." - Joyce Banda

"I have a temper, but I wouldn't call me abusive." - Tatum O'Neal

"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

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

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

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

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

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

"A lot of people who are involved in self-discovery lose energy to abusive teachers, to abusive friends and to entities, non-physical beings." - Frederick Lenz

"If you chose to be with an abusive man, a powerful, abusive man, it reflects something about who you are and what you want for yourself." - Moran Atias

"Physically abusive and verbally abuse marriages are very, very difficult situations. I fully understand people in those kinds of marriages who think there is no hope. I also know that the advice that is given by most people is simply... get out of there as fast as you can." - Gary Chapman

"I truly believe the American consumer doesn't want to buy products made under abusive conditions." - Phil Knight

"An abusive relationship is worse than being in prison. I mean literally, not figuratively." - Joe Biden

"I truly believe the American consumer does' want to buy products made under abusive conditions." - Phil Knight

"The squirrels on campus were beyond domestic; they were practically domestically abusive." - Rainbow Rowell

"I like kindness. Who doesn't? Life is definitely too short for self-centered, abusive people." - Ellen Greene

"The thing I love about off-road racing is the pride in how abusive it is." - Jimmie Johnson

"As a result of the feminist revolution, 'feminine' becomes an abusive epithet." - Wyndham Lewis

"I only feel better because people aren't being so abusive to me about my weight." - Sinead O'Connor

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

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

"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

"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

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

"There's never been anybody in the history politics in America that's been so abusive to women. So you can say any way you want to say it, but Bill Clinton was abusive to women." - Donald Trump

"A kid in an abusive home has far fewer rights than any POW. There is no Geneva Convention for kids." - Andrew Vachss

"For families to access affordable housing, they often need legal representation that takes their side against abusive landlords." - Nydia Velazquez

"My personal view is that until there is a disincentive to write lies and abusive comments it's going to continue." - Heather Mills

"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

"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

"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

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

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

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

"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

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

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

"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

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

"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

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

"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

"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

"Those Marriages generally abound most with Love and Constancy, that are preceded by a long Courtship." - Joseph Addison

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

"They say marriages are made in Heaven. But so is thunder and lightning." - Clint Eastwood

"Marriages that last are with people who do not live in Los Angeles." - Farrah Fawcett

"I think I've become the brand ambassador of arranged marriages, especially for working Indian women." - Sakshi Tanwar

"Lot's of marriages don't last as long as Queen have been together." - John Deacon

"For a romantic comedy to be three hours long, that's longer than most marriages." - David Fincher

"Most marriages don't add two people together. They subtract one from the other." - Ian Fleming

"There is more of good nature than of good sense at the bottom of most marriages." - Henry David Thoreau

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

"I am not against hasty marriages, where a mutual flame is fanned by an adequate income." - Will Durant

"More marriages might survive if the partners realized that sometimes the better comes after the worse." - Doug Larson

"I don't remember my first two marriages... the details are very sketchy." - Ian Mcshane

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

"Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get." - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

"Both my marriages were failures! Number one departed, and number two stayed" - Gustav Mahler

"After three failed marriages, I know what it's like to be replaced." - Terry Bradshaw

"How many people have had starter marriages? For some reason, mine really offends people." - Jessica Seinfeld

"I treat my relationships like marriages. The ceremony isn't that important to me." - Charlize Theron

"I guess funny people are attracted to funny people, and then you get comedy marriages." - Casey Wilson

"All marriages are happy. It's trying to live together afterwards that causes all the problems." - Shelley Winters

"In Hollywood, all marriages are happy. It's trying to live together afterwards that causes the problems." - Shelley Winters

"For some of us, watching a miniseries that lasts longer than most marriages is not easy." - Erma Bombeck

"I don't regret either of my marriages - not for a minute." - Alana Stewart

"I regret that I wasn't more successful with my marriages, but it is what it is." - Ted Turner

"I think what destroys Hollywood marriages is our work schedule, not so much infidelity." - Eva Longoria

"Marriages, like careers, need constant nurturing... the secret of having it all is loving it all." - Joyce Brothers

"I might be responsible for as many gay marriages as I am for heterosexual divorces." - Madonna Ciccone

"The great marriages are partnerships. It can't be a great marriage without being a partnership." - Helen Mirren

"I'm sure a few marriages broke up because of feminism; it doesn't make feminism a cult." - Stefan Molyneux

"All marriages are happy. It's the living together afterward that causes all the trouble." - Raymond Hull

"It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Penning an advice column for the literary website The Rumpus, [Strayed] worked anonymously, using the pen name Sugar, replying to letters from readings suffering everything from loveless marriages to abusive, drug-addicted brothers to disfiguring illnesses. The result: intimate, in-depth essays that not only took the letter writer's life into account but also Strayed's. Collected in a book, they make for riveting, emotionally charged reading (translation: be prepared to bawl) that leaves you significantly wiser for the experience. . . . Moving. . . . compassionate." - Leigh Newman

"It is important to note that research has shown that men who have abusive mothers do not tend to develop especially negative attitudes toward females, but men who have abusive fathers do; the disrespect that abusive men show their female partners and their daughters is often absorbed by their sons. So while a small number of abusive men do hate women, the great majority exhibit a more subtle-though often quite pervasive-sense of superiority or contempt toward females, and some don't show any obvious signs of problems with women at all until they are in a serious relationship." - Lundy Bancroft

"Abuse counselors say of the abusive client: "When he looks at himself in the morning and sees his dirty face, he sets about washing the mirror." - Lundy Bancroft

"My Struggles is a record close to me. It's about what I went through at home living with an abusive father." - Missy Elliot

"Abusive language and swearing are a legacy of slavery, humiliation, and disrespect for human dignity, one's own and that of other people." - Leon Trotsky

"Humans punish themselves endlessly for not being what they believe they should be. They become very self-abusive, and they use other people to abuse themselves as well." - Miguel Angel Ruiz

"One may be continually abusive without saying anything just; but one cannot be always laughing at a man without now and then stumbling on something witty." - Jane Austen

"Women trapped in violent relationships need to know that there's no shame in talking out and walking out on their abusive partners." - Kate Thornton

"The rule of thumb is that if someone is able to be verbally or physically abusive, he or she is able to understand that the behavior is wrong." - Edward T Welch

"It's kind of condoned in our society: There are things that an abusive mate could get away with with their partner that they could not with a stranger." - Rene Marie

"In decision after decision on the bench, Judge [Samuel] Alito has excused abusive actions by the authorities that intrude on the personal privacy and freedoms of average Americans." - Edward Kennedy

"When I was growing up, the men in my life were abusive; women were the ones I ran to for comfort." - Kevyn Aucoin

"In sexual contact a doorway opens between people, and it is very possible for someone to be abusive at that time with energy." - Frederick Lenz

"An imbalanced association is when one or both parties become abusive and takes unfair advantage, tries to block another's enlightenment or success." - Frederick Lenz

"Ghettos and barrios and abusive homes and trauma wards may produce scarred souls; they can cripple more human spirits than they strengthen." - John Ortberg

"I value mothers and motherhood enormously. For every inattentive or abusive mother in my fiction I think you'll find a dozen or so who are neither." - William Trevor

"A largely unregulated Internet has created knowledge and wealth, but it's also long provided a medium for predatory, abusive and bullying behavior." - Adam Ostrow

"I grew up with an extremely abusive father. As a mother, I wanted to protect my own children from exposure to violence. When I found out one of my daughters was in an abusive relationship, it broke my heart. Finally, she left him ?- but only after his abuse started spreading to the children." - Ginny Brown-Waite

"Marriages are much more likely to succeed when the couple experiences a 5 to 1 ratio of positive to negative interactions whereas when the ratio approaches 1 to 1, marriages are more likely to end in divorce." - John M. Gottman

"Marriages had different meanings back then than they do now, they were used to cement agreements between families, business deals and things like that. The idea of marriages being arranged for love is some sort of modern idea, really." - Jared Harris

"The idea that your spouse or your parents don't know where you are at all times may be part of the past. Is that good or bad? Will that make for better marriages or worse marriages? I don't know." - Howard Rheingold

"It took me a long time to be convinced that marriage was right for me because I've come from a long line of broken marriages. My parents divorced, and I had two broken marriages myself." - Sylvester Stallone

"She worded it a bit strongly, but I do find myself more and more struck by the differences between the sexes. To put it another way: All marriages are mixed marriages." - Anne Tyler

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

"biographies are a little like marriages: You only have room in your life for one or two." - Phyllis Rose

"marriages do not take root in the presence of witnesses but only in the consciousness of the persons involved." - Libbie Block



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