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Marriage Quotes

"A wedding is just like a funeral except that you get to smell your own flowers."

"Civil union is less than marriage. Marriage is a sacred and valued institution and ought to be afforded equal protection."

"The reason for not getting married was that I just didn't have a partner to get married to. Climbing mountains was more attractive to me than marriage or other fun things like that."

"Marriage is a good deal like a circus: there is not as much in it as is represented in the advertising."

"Marriage is like life - it is a field of battle not a bed of roses."

"The old welfare system was hurting people by discouraging work and marriage. Welfare reform and now this legislation will build on the understanding that work and strong families are the foundation upon which we build our future."

"The only way marriage can work is if a man respects the woman and she is a thinking woman and he wants to work on the marriage."

"Marriage! Nothing else demands so much of a man."

"The biggest financial pitfall in life is divorce. And the biggest reason for divorce is marriage."

"I have learned that only two things are necessary to keep one's wife happy. First let her think she's having her own way. And second let her have it."

"Any intelligent woman who reads the marriage contract and then goes into it deserves all the consequences."

"The possibility of divorce renders both marriage partners stricter in their observance of the duties they owe to each other. Divorces help to improve morals and to increase the population."

"Straight couples don't have to be monogamous to be married or married to be monogamous. Monogamy no more defines marriage than the presence of children does. Monogamy isn't compulsory and its absence doesn't invalidate a marriage."

"After 14 years it better be a real marriage you know? We do have a great time together. We are really lucky."

"Sometimes divorce is better than marriage."

"Unfenced by law the unmarried lover can quit a bad relationship at any time. But you - the legally married person who wants to escape doomed love - may soon discover that a significant portion of your marriage contract belongs to the State and that it sometimes takes a very long while for the State to grant you your leave."

"I think you may see again a rise at the federal government level for a - a call for the federal constitutional amendment because people want to make sure that this definition of marriage remains secure because after all the family is the fundamental unit of government."

"Where does it stop? You get offered money for your wedding then for your kids new houses holidays... We earn enough from football and sponsorships why do you need any more?"

"For it is mutual trust even more than mutual interest that holds human associations together. Our friends seldom profit us but they make us feel safe. Marriage is a scheme to accomplish exactly that same end."

"Marriage requires a special talent like acting. Monogamy requires genius."

"Homosexuality is against nature. Sexual expression is permitted only within marriage between man and woman male and female. Anything else is an abnormality and is against nature."

"There are going to be peaks and valleys in everything - in your marriage in your job in your life. So just enjoy the peaks and ride out the valleys. Just try not to do anything too rash."

"Quarrels often arise in marriages when the bridal gifts are excessive."

"I believe in traditional marriage and I believe in the Defense of Marriage Act."

"I believe in traditional marriage."

"Marriage is like a cage one sees the birds outside desperate to get in and those inside equally desperate to get out."

"American couples have gone to such lengths to avoid the interference of in-laws that they have to pay marriage counselors to interfere between them."

"It was the courts of course that took away prayer from our schools that took away Bible reading from our schools. It's the courts that gave us same-sex marriage. So it is quite a battlefield and the Supreme Court is the highest court in the land."

"Marriage like money is still with us and like money progressively devalued."

"I should have been out there having a wild time like all the other girls my age but I wasn't. I was going home every night to what was initially a very happy marriage."

"I have no difficulty with the recognition of civil unions for non-traditional relationships but I believe in law we should protect the traditional definition of marriage."

"I've never really been very good at marriage. It's one of my failures. I've tried my best but I do realise the common denominator is me it's something I'm doing."

"I don't think it's possible to have a wedding without it being stressful!"

"I'd love to have children and I think marriage is great I really do."

"I don't want marriage. You know why? Because I did that. I did it for 32 years."

"In almost every marriage there is a selfish and an unselfish partner. A pattern is set up and soon becomes inflexible of one person always making the demands and one person always giving way."

"My father was a Catholic but my mother wasn't. She had to do that weird deal you do as a Catholic - they deign to sanction your marriage and you have to bring your children up as Catholics."

"I don't have this fantasy about marriage anymore. Everyone says it takes hard work. Well it kind of does - and I'm much more pragmatic about romance than I used to be."

"My parents have a wonderful marriage for many years. But I can't commit myself for such a long time."

"So many people prefer to live in drama because it's comfortable. It's like someone staying in a bad marriage or relationship - it's actually easier to stay because they know what to expect every day versus leaving and not knowing what to expect."

"If variety is the spice of life marriage is the big can of leftover Spam."

"I suffered I really suffered with all three of my husbands. And I tried damn hard with all three starting each marriage certain that it was going to last until the end of my life. Yet none of them lasted more than a year or two."

"I found it an interesting portrait of a marriage in exploring notions of how one partner supports the other whilst not jeopardizing the greater good - which is the family."

"If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism of one go ahead get married."

"In every marriage more than a week old there are grounds for divorce. The trick is to find and continue to find grounds for marriage."

"I really did put up all my wedding pictures on my website. And I swear to you my wedding pictures got downloaded just as much as my bikini pictures."

"A husband is what is left of a lover after the nerve has been extracted."

"I never thought my marriage could be stronger or I could be closer to Bill. We prayed on our own but now we prayed together and you'll never know how much that means until you do it."

"Marriage is miserable unless you find the right person that is your soulmate and that takes a lot of looking."

"I don't know if I'm built for marriage."

"I've thought about it a hundred times. I even buy bridal magazines sometimes. I want David Tutera to do my wedding."

"I respect the fact that many denominations have different points of view with respect to gay marriage and they can hold that in the sanctity in the place of their religion and not bless them or solemnize them."

"My parents' marriage was very rocky. They were always arguing. When they split up when I was in my 20s my brother and I were both delighted because we knew they weren't good for each other."

"After 45 years of marriage when I have an argument with my wife if we don't agree we do what she wants. But when we agree we do what I want!"

"Having federal officials whether judges bureaucrats or congressmen impose a new definition of marriage on the people is an act of social engineering profoundly hostile to liberty."

"If I felt in the event of a royal wedding inspired to write about people coming together in marriage or civil partnership I would just be grateful to have an idea for the poem. And if I didn't I'd ignore it."

"I'd hesitated to have a wedding because my gay and lesbian friends don't have that right."

"It isn't tying himself to one woman that a man dreads when he thinks of marrying it's separating himself from all the others."

"Bachelors have consciences married men have wives."

"Redefining marriage will have huge implications for what is taught in our schools and for wider society. It will redefine society since the institution of marriage is one of the fundamental building blocks of society. The repercussions of enacting same-sex marriage into law will be immense."

"To us marriage is first everything else is second."

"Who of us is mature enough for offspring before the offspring themselves arrive? The value of marriage is not that adults produce children but that children produce adults."

"Like everything which is not the involuntary result of fleeting emotion but the creation of time and will any marriage happy or unhappy is infinitely more interesting than any romance however passionate."

"Those who condemn gay marriage yet are silent or indifferent to the breakdown of marriage and divorce are in my view missing the real issue."

"I'd been a wedding singer through college but after a few years of doing my best renditions of jazz standards to clinking glasses and the sound of forks on salad I thought 'Oh God if this is all I do I'll never be able to live with myself.'"

"Same-sex marriage is not the future."

"I've always been wary of marriage."

"Never ever discount the idea of marriage. Sure someone might tell you that marriage is just a piece of paper. Well so is money and what's more life-affirming than cold hard cash?"

"I've always been clear I support the traditional definition of marriage."

"Marriage is like twirling a baton turning hand springs or eating with chopsticks. It looks easy until you try it."

"Take care of him. And make him feel important. And if you can do that you'll have a happy and wonderful marriage. Like two out of every ten couples."

"Since 1970 relationships can be more volatile jobs more ephemeral geographical mobility more intensified stability of marriage weaker."

"Marriage is neither heaven nor hell it is simply purgatory."

"There were three of us in this marriage so it was a bit crowded."

"Sleeping together is a euphemism for people but tantamount to marriage with cats."

"Sobering up was responsible for breaking up my marriage. That's what it couldn't stand."

"I felt very unstressed on my wedding day. I'm very grateful for that... spending the day on my own being super quiet and happy and just puttering around doing my own thing."

"Marriage of attraction is a gamble anyway so you might as well marry into a family that is similar to your own and make that much less of an adjustment. But the 'love marriage' as it is called is equally common in India now. But it would be interesting to do a comparison of what would work better. Marriage is hard work and it is a gamble."

"Traditional marriage is what should be sanctioned."

"The whole Haley-Nathan marriage deal was a pretty good twist huh? I hope we got all of you with it. That particular story line even suprised me when I read it it's a good one and it'll provide for some good stories to come."

"This marriage is no one's business but our own."

"When I design a wedding dress with a bustle it has to be one the bride can dance in. I love the idea that something is practical and still looks great."

"Personally I'm an advocate for short engagements. Long sometimes means there is a reason for it. Two years engaged and no wedding... I'd be upset."

"My wedding was at home so I didn't really want to wear a veil in my house. Instead I wore a lot of diamond hair clips. They were brooches actually designed by Lorraine Schwartz."

"I think it's unfortunate that there exists only one path in America to complete social legitimacy and that is marriage. I think for instance that it would be far easier for Americans to elect a black president or a female president than an unmarried president."

"You may invite the entire 35th Division to your wedding if you want to. I guess it's going to be yours as well as mine. We might as well have the church full while we are at it."

"Marriage is a wonderful invention: then again so is a bicycle repair kit."

"Marriage brings one into fatal connection with custom and tradition and traditions and customs are like the wind and weather altogether incalculable."

"The wedding took place in Vermont where they have legalized gay civil unions and I married a woman."

"Brands mature over time like a marriage. The bond you feel with your spouse is different than when you first met each other. Excitement and discovery are replaced by comfort and depth."

"If marriage can be redefined so that it no longer means a man and a woman but two men or two women why stop there? Why not allow three men or a woman and two men to constitute a marriage?"

"Today I will vote in support of the Marriage Protection Amendment. I shall do so because like President Bush I strongly believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman."

"I think a lot of people who feel as though they desperately want to be married oftentimes simply desperately want to have a wedding."

"What we need are not prohibitory marriage laws but a reformed society an educated public opinion which will teach individual duty in these matters."

"I don't know why but the older I get the more interested I get in my parents' marriage. And it's interesting to be married yourself too because there is an inevitable comparison."

"It destroys one's nerves to be amiable every day to the same human being."

"No wedding bells for me anymore. I've been happily married to my profession for years."

"In marriage compromise nurtures the relationship."

"Our dog died from licking our wedding picture."

"Marriage is too interesting an experiment to be tried only once."