Quotations About / On: HUSBAND
Some are going out to join their husbands, some to find a husband, some few peradventure to leave a husband.
(Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. "The Journey to Panama," Lotta Schmidt: and Other Stories, vol. 1, London, Strahan (1867).)
Personally, I don't like a girlfriend to have a husband. If she'll fool her husband, I figure she'll fool me.
(Orson Welles (1915-1985), U.S. filmmaker, actor, producer, and Based On The Novel Be. Michael O'Hara (Orson Welles), The Lady from Shanghai, internal narration (1948).)
She will keep no fool, sir, till she be married, and fools are as like husbands as pilchards are to herringsthe husband's the bigger.
(William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Feste, in Twelfth Night, act 3, sc. 1, l. 33-5.
Referring to Olivia; "pilchards," small fish, are common off European coasts.)
When a husband's story is believed, he begins to suspect his wife.
(H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (18801956), U.S. journalist, critic. A Mencken Chrestomathy, ch. 30, p. 620, Knopf (1949).)
Never trust a husband too far, nor a bachelor too near.
(Helen Rowland (1875-1950), U.S. journalist. "Finale," A Guide to Men (1922).)
Families are great murderers of the creative impulse, particularly husbands.
(Brenda Ueland (1891-1985), U.S. author and writing teacher. If You Want to Write, 2nd. ed., ch. 1 (1938).)
A husband is very much like a house or a horse.
(Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. Violet Effingham, in Phineas Finn, vol. 2, ch. x, London, Virtue (1869).)
A husband's mother and his wife had generally better be visitors than inmates.
(Samuel Richardson (1689-1761), British novelist. First edition, London (1753-1754). Lady D., in Sir Charles Grandison, vol. 2, letter 5, Oxford University Press (1972, repr. 1986).)
An ideal wife is any woman who has an ideal husband.
(Booth Tarkington (1869-1946), U.S. novelist, playwright. Gallup, in "The Hopeful Pessimist," Looking Forward and Others (1926).)
After I was married a year I remembered things like radio stations and forgot my husband.
(P. J. Wolfson, John L. Balderston (1899-1954), U.S., and Karl Freund. Marie (Sarah Haden), Mad Love, to the one-year-married Mrs. Orlac, who is looking for a radio station (1935).)