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Quotations About / On: MARRIAGE

  • 11.
    Books and marriage go ill together.
    (Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622-1673), French dramatist. Martine, in Les Femmes Savantes, act 5, sc. 3, l. 66 (1672).)
  • 12.
    Even concubinage has been corrupted:Mby marriage.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 5, p. 94, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Beyond Good and Evil, "Fourth Part: Maxims and Interludes," section 123 (1886).)
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  • 13.
    Marriage is one long conversation, chequered by disputes.
    (Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894), Scottish novelist, essayist, poet. (Originally published 1882). Talk and Talkers, paper 2, Memories and Portraits (1887).)
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  • 14.
    Many a good hanging prevents a bad marriage.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Feste, in Twelfth Night, act 1, sc. 5, l. 18 (1623).)
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  • 15.
    Marriage always demands the greatest understanding of the art of insincerity possible between two human beings.
    (Vicki Baum (1888-1960), Austrian-born U.S. novelist. And Life Goes On, p. 141 (1932).)
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  • 16.
    Either marriage is a destiny, I believe, or there is no sense in it at all, it's a piece of humbug.
    (Max Frisch (1911-1991), Swiss author, critic. Originally published as Stiller, Suhrkamp (1954). I'm Not Stiller, sixth notebook, p. 249, trans. by Michael Bullock, Vintage (1958). Sybille's conclusion after her experimentation with an open marriage and a temporary separation from her husband.)
  • 17.
    Marriage is good enough for the lower classes: they have facilities for desertion that are denied to us.
    (George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (First produced 1908). Hotchkiss, in Getting Married, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 3, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1971).)
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  • 18.
    Modern marriage has lost its meaning—consequently it is being abolished.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 6, p. 140, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980); Twilight of the Idols and The Anti-Christ, p. 94, trans. by R.J. Hollingdale, Baltimore, Penguin Books (1968). Twilight of the Idols, "Skirmishes of an Untimely Man," section 39 (prepared for publication 1888, published 1889).)
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  • 19.
    To seduce a woman famous for strict morals, religious fervour and the happiness of her marriage: what could possibly be more prestigious?
    (Christopher Hampton (b. 1946), British playwright. Valmont, in Dangerous Liaisons (1989).)
  • 20.
    Marriage, for a woman at least, hampers the two things that made life to me glorious—friendship and learning.
    (Jane Harrison (1850-1928), British classical scholar, writer. "Conclusion," Reminiscences of a Student's Life (1925).)
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