Quotations About / On: MARRIAGE

  • 31.
    The most revolutionary invention of the Nineteenth Century was the artificial sterilization of marriage.
    (George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. "Maxims for Revolutionists: Marriage," Man and Superman (1903).)
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  • 32.
    Love, the quest; marriage, the conquest; divorce, the inquest.
    (Helen Rowland (1875-1950), U.S. journalist. "Syncopations," A Guide to Men (1922).)
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  • 33.
    Divorce these days is a religious vow, as if the proper offspring of marriage.
    (Tertullian (c. 150-230), Roman church father. Apologeticus, VI.6.)
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  • 34.
    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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  • 35.
    A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day.
    (André Maurois (1885-1967), French author, critic. "The Art of Marriage," The Art of Living (1940).)
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  • 36.
    What is marriage but prostitution to one man instead of many?
    (Angela Carter (1940-1992), British postmodern novelist. repr. Penguin. Nights at the Circus, part 1, ch. 2, Chatto & Windus (1984).)
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  • 37.
    Marriage must be a relation either of sympathy or of conquest.
    (George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819-1880), British novelist. Romola, ch. 48 (1863).)
  • 38.
    Marriage is popular because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity.
    (George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (1903). Man and Superman, "The Revolutionist's Handbook," The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 2, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1971).)
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  • 39.
    Some marriages depend on domestic arguments the way the courts depend on litigation.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).)
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  • 40.
    Garth, marriage is punishment for shoplifting, in some countries.
    (Mike Myers (b. 1964), Canadian comic, screenwriter, Bonnie Turner, screenwriter, Terry Turner, screenwriter, and Penelope Spheeris. Wayne Campbell (Mike Myers), in Wayne's World (film) (1992). The movie featured characters created by Mike Myers and developed into a comedy sketch with Dana Carvey on Saturday Night Live (TV show), hosted by David Letterman in 1989.)
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