Famous Marriage Quotes

We all have a childhood dream that when there is love, everything goes like silk, but the reality is that marriage requires a lot of compromise — Raquel Welch

A sound marriage is not based on complete frankness; it is based on a sensible reticence — Morris L. Ernst

Someone once asked me why women don’t gamble as much as men do and I gave the commonsensical reply that we don’t have as much money. That was a true but incomplete answer. In fact, women’s total instinct for gambling is satisfied by marriage — Gloria Steinem

To dance with a man is to concentrate a twelvemonth’s regulation fire upon him in the fragment of an hour. To pass to courtship without acquaintance, to pass to marriage without courtship, is a skipping of terms reserved for those alone who tread this royal road — Thomas Hardy

Marriage is not a word; it is a sentence — King Vidor

They have to convert our agenda into something aggressive. Two guys wanting to be happy together are invading their marriages. Helping a kid who’s getting beaten up at school is promoting homosexuality. If you gave me a million dollars, I wouldn’t know how to promote homosexuality. Do I hire Don King? — Barney Frank U.S. Representative

Defense of Marriage? It’s like the old V-8 commercial. As though if this act didn’t pass, heterosexual men all over the country would say, [smacking head] ‘I could have married a guy!’ — Barney Frank U.S. Representative

Okay, conservatives have changed my mind. Allowing gay marriage, I have been persuaded, will destroy the family, weaken Western civilization, turn America into Sodom and Gomorrah, increase the trade deficit with Japan, endanger the family farm and promote tooth decay. The impeccable logic of conservative opponents is simply too powerful to deny — Stephen Chapman, Chicago Tribune columnist

Same-sex marriages… The name implies that the value of heterosexual marriages goes down once you let homosexuals into the institution There goes the neighborhood. I don’t buy this realtor’s view of relationships. Gay and lesbian couples who want to wed aren’t trying to assail the grounds for marriage. They’re trying to share them. If anything, they want to stabilize the gay community — Ellen Goodman Syndicated Boston Globe columnist

Is not marriage an open question, when it is alleged, from the beginning of the world, that such as are in the institution wish to get out, and such as are out wish to get in? — Ralph Waldo Emerson

The cure for love is marriage, and the cure for marriage is love again — Author Unknown

Getting married for sex is like buying a 747 for the free peanuts — Jeff Foxworthy

In marriage, each partner is to be an encourager rather than a critic, a forgiver rather than a collector of hurts, an enabler rather than a reformer — H. Norman Wright and Gary J. Oliver

If there were something called Marriage Reserve, I’d sign up for it in a heartbeat. That way I could sleep with other women on one weekend each month and two weeks in the summer, and my wife couldn’t do crap about it — Mike Wilson

Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards — Benjamin Franklin