Quotations About / On: MARRIAGE

  • 41.
    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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  • 42.
    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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  • 43.
    Unless the law of marriage were first made human, it could never become divine.
    (George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (First produced 1908). The Bishop, in Getting Married, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 3, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1971).)
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  • 44.
    There is, hidden or flaunted, a sword between the sexes till an entire marriage reconciles them.
    (C.S. (Clive Staples) Lewis (1898-1963), British author. A Grief Observed, pt. 3 (1961).)
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  • 45.
    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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  • 46.
    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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  • 47.
    There is a time for all things—Except Marriage my dear.
    (Thomas Chatterton (1752-1770), British poet. Reply, April 9, 1770, to a note from an admirer who bids him be patient, "for there is a time for all things." The Complete Works of Thomas Chatterton, vol. 1 (1971).)
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  • 48.
    Marriage may often be a stormy lake, but celibacy is almost always a muddy horsepond.
    (Thomas Love Peacock (1785-1866), British author. Melincourt, ch. 7 (1817).)
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  • 49.
    The first breath of adultery is the freest; after it, constraints aping marriage develop.
    (John Updike (b. 1932), U.S. author, critic. Couples, ch. 5 (1968).)
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  • 50.
    There is more of good nature than of good sense at the bottom of most marriages.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Essay on "Love" in letter, September 1852, to Harrison Blake, in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 6, pp. 199-200, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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