We’ve collected the best Marriage Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Toni Morrison, Shakira, Joseph Campbell, Zig Ziglar, Alain de Botton. Use them as an inspiration.
I like marriage. The idea.
We are properly ready for marriage when we are strong enough to embrace a life of frustration.
There is great mystery in a church. For me, there is a great privilege to be confronted with the design of a church because it shelters the most powerful themes of humanity: birth, marriage, death.
Finding good partners is the key to success in anything: in business, in marriage and, especially, in investing.
Traditional marriage between a man and a woman has been a cornerstone of our society for generations. If we are going to change that, it ought to be done by the will of the people.
Marriage is not all rainbows and butterflies; you have to give in to your partner’s whims every now and then, and that’s a two-way street.
The submission of her body without love or desire is degrading to the woman’s finer sensibility, all the marriage certificates on earth to the contrary notwithstanding.
The marriage didn’t work out but the separation is great.
I never had a policy about marriage. I got married very young in life and I always think in all relationships, I’ve always thought that it’s counterproductive to have a theory on that.
I think marriage is a beautiful thing. I’m still a supporter of it.
Even prior to marriage and motherhood, it’s always been about prioritising and focusing on what you can commit to. That’s been my approach to every aspect of my life, be it my relationships or my professional commitments.
Marriage is an institution and that’s where a couple finish up.
Marriage is a gamble, let’s be honest.
What makes ‘The Marriage of Souls‘ such a wonderful book is Collins‘s intricate reconstruction of the late eighteenth-century world. Simplicity and philosophy are the hallmarks of eighteenth-century art and architecture. The classically pure lines look deceptively simple and unburdened by heavy symbolism or imagery.
The great secret of a successful marriage is to treat all disasters as incidents and none of the incidents as disasters.
I found marriage somewhat stifling. I don’t know that I am the kind of man who ought to be married.
I support gay marriage. I believe they have a right to be as miserable as the rest of us.
A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
Adultery – which is the only grounds for divorce in New York – is not grounds for divorce in California. As a matter of fact, adultery in Southern California is grounds for marriage.
I think men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage. They’ve experienced pain and bought jewelry.
Men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage – they’ve experienced pain and bought jewelry.
The social relations which are the basis of the reproduction of the species are founded upon the continuous union of parents in marriage.
While I am impulsive in many areas of my life, marriage is not one of them.
If you like a man and he likes you, you should get married as fast as you can. Otherwise, you both are going to change your minds. There’s plenty of time for that after marriage.
There’s no formula that can make a marriage work. Sometimes two people just click.
Pink Floyd is like a marriage that’s on a permanent trial separation.
Marriage destroyed my relationship with two wonderful men.
I wasn’t looking for another marriage. I had been married before. He is a nice man – a geologist, an Ernest Hemingway type. But Paul and I married because of convention.
As you are not yet married, and as marriage is the fundamental state of life as well as the unity of the commonwealth, make up your mind whether you are called to this state. If you make up your mind to marry, do not marry merely a good wife: marry a good mother to your children.
Coming to terms with the fact that my marriage was a failure was devastating and very difficult.
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.
It’s a good marriage because each of us is what we are, allows the other one to be themselves, and appreciates each other for the right reason. You know, it’s rare that you’ll find two people who don’t try to change the other person and let everyone be what they are.
Marriage, for a woman at least, hampers the two things that made life to me glorious – friendship and learning.
I have become more and more afraid about marriage and parenting. I think it’s because I am getting older. Of course, there will be a lot to learn, and I also know that the experience will help in my acting.
Marriage isn’t a carnival ride.
Writing and singing does give me some kind of release from the demons of my past, it is a therapy of sorts, but to be honest, my marriage played a more important role in the acceptance of myself than performance has ever done.
Marriage is a team effort. Both of us share that philosophy.
Gay marriage is absolutely something that I am in full support of and a big advocate of, and I think it’s an important issue, but there’s a reason that I don’t talk about politics and why I’ll never be in politics. I am not the person to ever do that.
Marriage is scary to me, man.
The president strongly believes that marriage in this country ought to be between a man and a woman. He also believes it is something that ought to be decided by the people. He doesn’t believe that judges ought to impose their will on the people.
On rare occasions one does hear of a miraculous case of a married couple falling in love after marriage, but on close examination it will be found that it is a mere adjustment to the inevitable.
Be it career or marriage, spirituality helps you believe in yourself.
A psychiatrist asks a lot of expensive questions your wife asks for nothing.
I believe in soul mates, in eternal love. Not eternal marriage.
It’s not easy to walk out on a marriage and two young kids, and it’s the most difficult thing I’ve ever had to do.
I do believe in the traditional definition of marriage.
I don’t know why people say you can’t have a career and a marriage. Farhan and I loved each other so I didn’t see why it wouldn’t work.
I’m so in favor of gay marriage that I even married a guy.
It takes a lot of work to put together a marriage, to put together a family and a home.
I just don’t find marriage a necessary step in a couple’s life.
Marriage is a mystery, and part of it is just being kind to each other, not being selfish.
Marriage is the hardest work you’re ever going to do.
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.
A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day.
I think like any marriage, especially when you’ve had divorced parents like myself; you want to try even harder to make it work.
It was a perfect marriage. She didn’t want to and he couldn’t.
It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman should ever refuse an offer of marriage.
A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.
It is the duty of every thoughtful Indian not to marry. In case he is helpless in regard to marriage, he should abstain from sexual intercourse with his wife.
No persons professing to be Christians should enter the marriage relation until the matter has been carefully and prayerfully considered from an elevated standpoint, to see if God can be glorified by the union.
What we need are not prohibitory marriage laws, but a reformed society, an educated public opinion which will teach individual duty in these matters.
Friendship is two-sided. It isn’t a friend just because someone’s doing something nice for you. That’s a nice person. There’s friendship when you do for each other. It’s like marriage – it’s two-sided.
Marriage is… OK, it’s rooted and grounded on love and attraction.
Nobody, man or woman, has ever wrecked a good marriage.
It was the only ambition I ever had – not to be a dancer or Hollywood movie star, but to be a housewife in a good marriage.
French novels generally treat of the relations of women to the world and to lovers, after marriage; consequently there is a great deal in French novels about adultery, about improper relations between the sexes, about many things which the English public would not allow.
My father was very big on marriage.
Books and marriage go ill together.
Most of these alternative arrangements, so-called, arise out of the ruins of marriages, not as an improvement of old fashioned marriage.
Marriage is a sacrament, and the decision of what is a sacrament lies with the Church, not with Parliament.
I came from a happy family with loving parents, so my associations with marriage and children were all happy, positive things that brought me comfort as a child, which I wanted in my life.
In olden times sacrifices were made at the altar – a practice which is still continued.
It’s only fair that stable gay relationships of long standing should have the same rights and responsibilities as married couples. I know the image of gay marriage is to some people horrific and ludicrous.
Marriage is a walk in the park compared to being a single mother or father. I’ll take that walk later.
My marriage to my husband, Bart Conner in 1996 is my proudest personal moment.
I always remembered that when I saw people get married they got on a rocketship and went to Planet Happiness, Population: Them.
I view marriage as a sacred institution. I think two men naturally are predators. Gay relationships are a commercial break, not a whole movie.
Marriage is a very good thing, but I think it’s a mistake to make a habit out of it.
I am the most well-adjusted human being I know. I started out this investigation as a very happy man with a great career. I’ve got the life people dream about: I am rich, I am famous, I’ve got a fabulous marriage to an absolutely, spell-bindingly brilliant woman.
Where I stand comes from my upbringing and my faith: I’m 100 percent pro-life and I believe in traditional marriage.
Provincial governments in Canada have terminated the positions of marriage commissioners who have, for personal religious convictions, not performed same sex marriages. It has happened in Saskatchewan.
Staying chaste until marriage, a commandment of my faith, was one of the most difficult challenges of my young life. I had a powerful sense that if I did not get a grip on my identity, my ethics, and my religion, I would go off the rails.
Marriage is the most natural state of man, and… the state in which you will find solid happiness.
The truth is you can have a great marriage, but there are still no guarantees.
To a shameful extent, the charm of marriage boils down to how unpleasant it is to be alone.
I’m not ready to rush into marriage.
Marriage is a bribe to make the housekeeper think she’s a householder.
Marriage is amazing.
The great marriages are partnerships. It can’t be a great marriage without being a partnership.
I’d marry again if I found a man who had fifteen million dollars, would sign over half to me, and guarantee that he’d be dead within a year.
For someone to say that marriage is only about procreation is a joke. I didn’t marry my husband to have children. I married my husband because I love my husband.
I’m a believer in arranged marriages. I mean, mine was kind of an arranged marriage. My sister introduced me to my husband. You know, kind of set it up.
Marriage! Nothing else demands so much of a man.
It is so beautiful that when you watch the film, the marriage between the visuals, the music and the storytelling is seamless.
Anything outside marriage seems like freedom and excitement.
Marriage made more sense when it was indissoluble. It’s the woman trying to cope with the strains of a one-parent family who will suffer most from the relaxation of the divorce laws.
A beautiful woman is the best investment in marriage a man can make. And anybody who advises otherwise is talking sheer nonsense.
Like me, the great majority of Americans wish both to preserve the traditional definition of marriage and to oppose bias and intolerance directed towards gays and lesbians.
Marriage is a great institution.
An ideal wife is any woman who has an ideal husband.
Gay rights is just a matter of time. Look at the polls. Worrying about gay marriage, let alone gay civil unions or gay employment rights, is a middle-age issue. Young people just can’t see the problem. At worst, gays are going to win this one just by waiting until the opposition dies off.
Love in marriage should be the accomplishment of a beautiful dream, and not, as it too often is, the end.
I won’t have a traditional marriage; I don’t find the value in that anymore. But I am such a hopeless romantic and I really want love and I want a committed relationship, so I am going to reinvent marriage for myself.
A good husband makes a good wife.
Only after I faced the unhappiness of my first marriage did I start on the path of personal growth.
Our national media refuses to report that even the Supreme Court did not say marriage was a human right in all cases nor did it say that the heterosexual definition violated anyone’s right or that the heterosexual definition of marriage was unconstitutional.
Marriage is miserable unless you find the right person that is your soulmate and that takes a lot of looking.
Even when I was a kid, I was never interested in any of that marriage or baby stuff.
Ultimately, my greatest achievement is maintaining my career while sustaining a happy marriage and kids.
Regency romances end in marriage; zombie stories end in the zombies being vanquished. ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ delivers both.
My thoughts are that marriage is between a man and a woman.
Marriage and family are ordained of God. The family is the most important social unit in time and in eternity. Under God’s great plan of happiness, families can be sealed in temples and be prepared to return to dwell in His holy presence forever. That is eternal life!
It works much like a marriage, an old marriage. You’ve got to work on it.
I have a wonderful marriage and two great kids.
There were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded.
Being in a successful marriage is no different than being cast in a successful movie. It’s all about who you pick; in that first moment, did you pick the right person? I think you need to pick somebody who’s more interested in being married than in getting married.
She’s been married so many times she has rice marks on her face.
I have a lot of respect for marriage.
Woman, or more precisely put, perhaps, marriage, is the representative of life with which you are meant to come to terms.
The first time you marry for love, the second for money, and the third for companionship.
I feel that heterosexual marriage is the more excellent way, and it surely is approved holy by the Holy Bible, and it holds so many more possibilities: the possibilities of having children of both the mother and father, the male and the female.
Marriage has made me safer.
I had a happy marriage and a nice wife. I accomplished everything you can. What more can you want?
My parents did not have a perfect marriage. It was pretty good, but it was not perfect. My marriage is not perfect. My wife is, but I happen to be imperfect. However, that does not discount the fact that the definition of marriage must be defended and protected.
Marriage has given me a little family of my own. We hold each other accountable, love each other, and always are there for each other. I feel more balanced now because I know what it’s like to care for others.
I married my husband because I loved him, and I don’t feel like there’s anybody missing from our marriage, but when you think about this person that you love, and you think about what a wonderful thing it would be to bring another person like that into this world, I think that’s the hardest part about all of it.
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
The argument that gay marriage doesn’t affect straight marriages is a ridiculous red herring: Gay marriage affects society and law in dramatic ways. Religious groups will come under direct assault as federal and state governments move to strip them of their non-profit statuses if they refuse to perform gay marriages.
We can’t destroy the inequities between men and women until we destroy marriage.
Marriage is a dialogue. But in any meaningful relationship, we should be honest, whether it is about having an affair or a fling.
I’ve just concluded – since President Obama endorses the same-sex marriage, advocates homosexual people, and enjoys an attractive countenance – thus if it becomes necessary, I shall travel to Washington, D.C., get down on my knee, and ask his hand.
I am not into marriage. You look at all the marriages breaking down and all the people cheating on their marriages, and you become cynical. Marriage is nothing but a label.
Love, the quest; marriage, the conquest; divorce, the inquest.
Marriage is a core institution of societies throughout the world and throughout history. It’s something that has provided permanence and stability for our very social structure.
My grandparents got married at a very young age, and a lot of what I think about marriage is based on their relationship. I watched them over the years and saw how they dealt with everything together, as a team.
Marriage is an institution that existed before governments existed. It’s something that reflects nature and reflects God and God’s will for us. And both from the standpoint of faith and reason it makes all the sense in the world. And it’s beneficial for society.
I was glad to hear of that determination as I detest the practice of cousins marrying or any marriage between persons in which there can be traced the most distant relationship. I go for the improvement instead of the deterioration of our race.
I think that gay marriage should be between a man and a woman.
Bishop Frederick Henry of Calgary is facing at least two official objections to his public statements along with expensive hearings before the Alberta Human Rights Commission for expressing his biblical views on same sex marriage.
I’d like to have a successful marriage, not for the sake of labelling or branding, but because I believe in the institution of marriage.
I was, in the 1960s, in a marriage. To use the word ‘bad‘ would be perhaps the understatement of the year. It was dreadful.
Marriage doesn’t guarantee anything, it doesn’t come with perfect settings.
When people get married because they think it’s a long-time love affair, they’ll be divorced very soon, because all love affairs end in disappointment. But marriage is a recognition of a spiritual identity.
I don’t know about marriage as much as I do know that I’d be a great father.
Isn’t that the ultimate homeland security, standing up and defending marriage?
Almost no one is foolish enough to imagine that he automatically deserves great success in any field of activity; yet almost everyone believes that he automatically deserves success in marriage.
When I was being sold into marriage, it was hard to see a future for myself.
I believe that marriage is an important part of life. So when it happens, I will definitely let the whole world know.
My marriage? Up to now everything’s okay. But it’s a real marriage – imperfect and very difficult. It’s all about people evolving somewhat simultaneously through their lives. I think we’ve emotionally evolved.
But the key to our marriage is the capacity to give each other a break. And to realize that it’s not how our similarities work together; it’s how our differences work together.
Marriage brings one into fatal connection with custom and tradition, and traditions and customs are like the wind and weather, altogether incalculable.
I don’t believe in the institution of marriage.
Do I support the idea of gay marriage? No, I don’t.
It’s very different than it use to be. I think everybody has a lot more experience in how to be in a relationship – whether it’s a marriage or a significant other or a business or a friend.
Marriages are made in heaven and consummated on Earth.
Career and marriage don’t have to do anything with each other.
I think that sense of humor is important in marriage. A sense of humor gets people through marriage.
When you have a baby, love is automatic, when you get married, love is earned.
We need uniform protection of traditional marriage. You can’t have different definitions on something as fundamental as marriage. The Marriage Protection Amendment is the only solution to this problem.
I’ve always believed the two best anti-poverty programs are work and marriage.
Children live in the only successful Marxist state ever created: the family. ‘From each according to his ability, to each according to his need’ is the family’s practice as well as its theory. Even with today’s scattershot patterns of marriage and parenting, a family is collectivist to a more than North Korean degree.
One of the great tragedies I see is people not putting every effort into the foundation of their marriage. My grandmother told me that it’s one man and one woman for life and that your marriage is worth fighting for.
I like being independent. I don’t think that marriage means you’re not independent, but right now I’m very comfortable, and I’m probably the happiest I’ve ever been. I feel solid. I feel safe.
It was not a healthy marriage for long time. It was never about another man, it was about what my and Dennis’s relationship could not sustain.
Life is too short to exclude experiences. And that includes marriage.
As to marriage or celibacy, let a man take which course he will, he will be sure to repent.
I think the best thing I can do is to be a distraction. A husband lives and breathes his work all day long. If he comes home to more table thumping, how can the poor man ever relax?
I put my career in second place throughout both my marriages and it suffered. I don’t regret it. You make choices. If you want a good marriage, you must pay attention to that. If you want to be independent, go ahead. You can’t have it all.
My thoughts on gay marriage are that everyone has the right to love and be loved, and that’s the position I take.
The whole institution of marriage itself really has no place in a progressive society.
Never get married in college; it’s hard to get a start if a prospective employer finds you’ve already made one mistake.
Marriage is a school itself. Also, having children. Becoming a father changed my whole life. It taught me as if by revelation.
I love marriage. I think it’s a wonderful institution and it’s the most important decision you make.
Twitter is the marriage of full-tilt narcissism and full-tilt voyeurism that has finally collided in 140 words.
My feelings on homosexuality are unequivocal. I have absolutely no problem with it whatsoever. My only reservation is marriage.
I have a lady, she’s a great lady. I love her a lot, she loves me. We’re on the same page. Whenever that day happens when we’re not on the same page we’ll move forward with it. We’re interested in having our lives be our lives right now and not a third person’s vis-a-vis marriage and whatever that means.
But to sustain a marriage for 50 years, you have to get real a little bit and find someone who is understanding and who you can grow with. My mom always says, ‘Marry the man who loves you a millimeter more.’
I think infidelity is difficult, monogamy is difficult, and marriage is difficult.
I’m extremely fascinated by marriage. I want to study marriage. I want to learn about it. I want to know it. I want to figure out whether or not I want to do it. I’m not just going to leap into it, because that’s not good for anybody.
I did commit to myself that I would not jump back into being the workaholic that I can be before I gave myself an honest opportunity to create the marriage of my dreams and to create the beginning of the family of my dreams, and that took a hot second.
I am a fan of marriage and a fan of being committed to the right person.
The problem with marriage is that it ends every night after making love, and it must be rebuilt every morning before breakfast.
The one charm about marriage is that it makes a life of deception absolutely necessary for both parties.
Marriage has been defined by every legislature that has ever sat in the United States from every State, now 50 States, the same way, but now we have unelected judges altering and changing that fundamental institution.
The death of marriage has been announced so often and would seem so normal, in a sense. So what’s surprising is the sheer longevity and tenacity of this institution.
Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who wants to live in an institution?
Gay rights are not primarily marriage rights, and for the millions who live in unaccepting places with no resources, dignity remains elusive. I am lucky to have forged meaning and built identity, but that’s still a rare privilege. And gay people deserve more, collectively, than the crumbs of justice.
While I believe in marriage as an institution, I am also petrified of it.
When you’re suddenly pregnant and no one is standing by your side, even if you’re in your 30s, it’s a hard conversation. I’m a traditional girl, and I believe in marriage, and I just always thought that’s the way I’d be doing this.
My own personal, moral, spiritual, religious, etc. beliefs don’t oppose same-gender marriage.
Divorce is not the end of the world. It’s worse to stay in an unhealthy marriage. That’s a worse example for the children.
Of course I believe in love despite four divorces. There is nobody who doesn’t believe in love. But marriage – that fits some people but obviously not me.
A husband is what is left of a lover, after the nerve has been extracted.
The ever clearer consciousness that love can dispense with marriage, yet marriage cannot dispense with love, is already partially recognized by modern society, by the facility of divorce.
Instead of getting married again, I’m going to find a woman I don’t like and give her a house.
I have a mental age of about 17. Far too young for marriage.
After marriage, most women keep aside their aspirations and dreams as their priorities change.
I know that the odds are against a marriage lasting 60 years.
Marriage is one long conversation, chequered by disputes.
I know in my own marriage I stayed in it to provide my son with what I thought was a stable background and to give him what I thought was the family life a child should have with two parents. But that isn’t always the best way, and it took me taking my son to therapy after the divorce to really see it.
Marriage is the tomb of love.
I think marriage is a cultural thing – it’s my opinion that nature doesn’t tell someone to get married.
For the life of me, I don’t understand what honest motive there is in putting this in front of this body to philosophically debate marriage on a constitutional amendment that is not going to happen, and which is enormously divisive in all of our communities.
A marriage ends up being a business deal: no matter how long or short it is, somebody owes somebody money.
I’ve got a great life. I’m in love, I have a happy, wonderful, beautiful time with my marriage, and I have a beautiful home. I want to spend time here working and creating.
Children are supposed to help hold a marriage together. They do this in a number of ways. For instance, they demand so much attention that a husband and wife, concentrating on their children, fail to notice each other’s faults.
That’s one thing I don’t think people consider nowadays. They want to believe in the importance of marriage, boil it down to just a signature on a legal document. But that’s exactly what it is. If not, why not just get married without one?
My mother and stepfather were married 43 years, so I have watched a long marriage. I feel like I had a very good role model for that. And, you know, it’s just a number.
Marriage: A word which should be pronounced ‘mirage’.
OK, no marriage is perfect.
I do not think the gay population has been all that rabid for gay marriage. Note that I do not use the words ‘gay community.’ Expunge that expression from your vocabulary. We are not a community.
I think marriage is all about timing.
A lasting relationship isn’t about marriage. It’s about compatibility and communication. And you both need to want it to work.
Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight, dinner, soft music and dancing. She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays.
I see marriage as a new beginning in my life.
Any intelligent woman who reads the marriage contract, and then goes into it, deserves all the consequences.
The cultural expectation should be if there’s infidelity, the marriage is more important than fidelity.
I think that marriage is, dare I say it, between a man and a woman, hopefully for life and there are all sorts of other relationships which should be acknowledged and recognised, but I don’t know that they can be recognised as marriage.
And my marriage was perfect when I wasn’t famous.
There is a kind of woman who is economically powerful, professionally powerful, who threatens a white male grip on power that has a long historic precedent in the country. Independent women living outside of marriage threaten all kinds of things about the way power is supposed to work.
Fear paralyses you – fear of flying, fear of the future, fear of leaving a rubbish marriage, fear of public speaking, or whatever it is.
I have celebrated Jamai Sasthi before marriage.
I find it extremely ironic that Bush says that personal opinion should not be a tool in the interpretation of the Constitution, when he’s the one who’s lobbying for a Constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. If that doesn’t stem from personal opinion, I don’t know what does.
A sense of humor is great – it goes a long, long way in a marriage.
I always thought that marriage needs to happen at the right time, for the right reasons, and with the right person.
I feel very deeply about the need to respect and tolerate people of different social – or sexual orientation. But at the same time, I believe marriage should be preserved as an institution for one man and one woman.
Marriage is a financial contract; I have enough contracts already.
Women today have more of an overview of their lives and how marriage is or is not a part of it.
There are a lot of Korean films that will show marital strife, but I’m not sure I’ve seen so many that will show it in the interest of showing a real marriage – one that ultimately succeeds.
Psychology is much bigger than just medicine, or fixing unhealthy things. It’s about education, work, marriage – it’s even about sports. What I want to do is see psychologists working to help people build strengths in all these domains.
I guess I just feel bad that I’m still going on bad dates when I should really be in a bad marriage by now.
In Hollywood a marriage is a success if it outlasts milk.
The secret of a good marriage is forgiving your partner for marrying you in the first place.
I love the concept of togetherness and the entwinement of marriage.
A lasting marriage, they say, is one where the two reach for different sections of the Sunday paper. Me, I go right for the obituaries, just like those very elderly characters in Muriel Spark‘s spooky novel, ‘Memento Mori.’
A liberated woman is one who has sex before marriage and a job after.
My wife is my soul mate. I can’t imagine being without her.
I’m not for gay marriage, but I’m not for discriminating against people.
Somebody who has been in a very bad wreck is going to be very conscientious about not speeding through a yellow light… You just learn so many good lessons when you go through a failed marriage.
One should believe in marriage as in the immortality of the soul.
Anyone who watched George W. and Karl Rove while the former was governor of Texas will recognize a familiar pattern. Like much of Bush’s social policy – from faith-based social services to railing against gay marriage – women’s issues are one of the bones they’ve decided they can throw to the Christian right.
I like getting married, but I don’t like being married.
A man in love is incomplete until he has married. Then he’s finished.
Marriage, in its truest sense, is a partnership of equals, with neither exercising dominion over the other, but, rather, with each encouraging and assisting the other in whatever responsibilities and aspirations he or she might have.
In my family, as in all dysfunctional families, instead of parents who act as strong and nurturing role models for their children, you get these needy people who use their children. I was the kid who tried to take on the marriage.
Good production is like a beautiful marriage. It makes a happy home.
Each marriage has to be judged separately, and we never know what’s going on in another person’s marriage.
Many a good hanging prevents a bad marriage.
I like getting married, but I don’t like being married.
It is my conviction that marriage is such a good idea, only God could have thought of it.
If we abandon marriage, we abandon the family.
It’s nice to know you have support. Last night I got a marriage proposal. I just laughed.
I told my wife that I want to take a three-year break. She supported me and said, ‘Please go ahead.’ I am grateful that she supported me. For me, this romance and understanding is very important in our marriage.
The truth is that cleaning up socks and trying to get someone to really listen to you is marriage. It’s less sweep you off your feet and more sweep the kitchen four times a day. Like everything good in life, it’s 98% back-breaking work and 2% moments that make the work worthwhile.
But I wanted marriage for myself. I was not calculating about it. I wish I was more calculating.
Well, my wife and I were married in a toilet – it was a marriage of convenience!
Marriage is a wonderful thing.
Before marriage, I was a very shy person with mood swings. But, now I can balance that and have become a better and stronger person.
It’s not someone else’s responsibility to honor my marriage. It’s my responsibility.
The details surrounding both my marriage and subsequent filing for divorce are private, and I had hoped to keep them that way for the sake of my family.
When people get married young, you don’t really understand the true definition of marriage.
We didn’t know that Mother had gone through a passionate love affair or that Father suffered from severe depression. Mother was preparing to break out of her marriage, Father threatening to take his own life.
I voted for the Defense of Marriage Act but I do not believe we should institutionalize a form of discrimination against any minority by amending the Constitution.
My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.
Bachelors know more about women than married men; if they didn’t they’d be married too.
A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.
I believe a marriage is between a man and a woman.
Same sex marriage, it’s not a big concern to me.
My sister is a lesbian and I want her to have that same feeling. A civil partnership is not the same as marriage. She’s in a serious relationship with a girl I am obsessed with. I would love her to marry her girlfriend because I love her so much.
Marriage was defined by God a long time ago. Marriage is almost as old as dirt, and it was defined in the garden between Adam and Eve – one man, one woman for life till death do you part. So I would never attempt to try to redefine marriage. And I don’t think anyone else should either.
The secret of a happy marriage is finding the right person. You know they’re right if you love to be with them all the time.
A good marriage is different to a happy marriage.
I don’t know if I believe in marriage. I believe in family, love and children.
Marriage is about the most expensive way for the average man to get laundry done.
You never go into a marriage expecting to get divorced. You go into a marriage expecting it’s going to last forever, and you have a lot of ways you dream about the future. You have all these expectations, and then you have to adjust those expectations, and it can be a very unnerving, confusing time.
I married the first man I ever kissed. When I tell this to my children, they just about throw up.
Men have a much better time of it than women. For one thing, they marry later; for another thing, they die earlier.
Our marriage is strictly in name only. It has never been consummated.
I believe in the institution of marriage, but one can’t fix a time for it. Please don’t predict it for me.
Marriage is the trickiest and most basic contract that we have.
Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife.
The other stuff of marriage can fade a little bit, but as long as you can laugh with your partner, that’s everything because that’s what remains at the end of the day. I think that’s how we pick our friends and that’s how we ultimately pick who we marry.
It is my belief that no matter how advanced man may become in science, technology, systems, and knowledge, he can never improve on the foundational precepts of marriage as the bedrock of social development.
The secret to a long marriage is to stay gone.
I was a Christian. I didn’t want to have sex before marriage, I was a bit uptight and not very self-confident. I was a virgin until I was 26.
No man is regular in his attendance at the House of Commons until he is married.
Our Nation must defend the sanctity of marriage.
I don’t want marriage. You know why? Because I did that. I did it for 32 years.
Traditional marriage is what should be sanctioned.
Usually, the fairy tale ends with the girl marrying the prince. But mine started as soon as the marriage was over.
There is the love and marriage and family kind of happiness, which is exceedingly boring to describe but nonetheless is important to have and dreadful not to have.
My parents were, had a marriage of passion, and the passion was about their religious beliefs. They were both immigrant families that – well, my father’s family came as Puritans to Massachusetts.
It’s very trying on a marriage when you’re doing a one hour show, week after week after week. You don’t have enough time for people that maybe you should have top priority.
My marriage to Marjorie is the most rewarding thing that ever happened to me. She gave me a life and a relationship that I didn’t know existed.
Marriage may be the closest thing to Heaven or Hell any of us will know on this earth.
Marriage has given me the gift of compassion.
Marriage must incessantly contend with a monster that devours everything: familiarity.
The secret to a long marriage in the film industry? Marry someone wonderful, as I did. And always have her come along on location.
But I will agree that I think that things happen with people in relationships, that you might have been able to enjoy Morocco, say, if you weren’t getting out of a bad marriage. You know what I mean?
Love is often the fruit of marriage.
I’ve often thought if I didn’t make my marriage work, I would have failed at my one true shot at happiness.
I’ve always been clear, I support the traditional definition of marriage.
For marriage to be a success, every woman and every man should have her and his own bathroom. The end.
Well I don’t know that I’m okay any more than anyone else is okay, I lead a happy life and a very full one – I have a happy marriage and my kids are all cheerful, and no one is finding fault with me, personally.
If it’s not some daring, dangerous affair, it’s just not interesting, or so it seems. So, here you have two people – a famous American iconic couple – who actually like each other sexually, in marriage. Imagine.
Marriage is give and take. You’d better give it to her or she’ll take it anyway.
What is marriage but prostitution to one man instead of many?
The marriage state was designed to complete the sum of human happiness in this life. It sometimes proves otherwise, but this is owing to the parties themselves, who either rush into it without due consideration or fail in point of discretion in their conduct towards each other afterwards.
Marriage has historically been in the domain of the States to regulate.
When I get married, it’ll be no secret.
That’s my prescription for a happy marriage – marry someone who doesn’t do anything similar to what you do.
I’m coming out of a long term marriage and I don’t want to jump into anything too serious or too much, too quick.
When undertaking marriage, everyone must be the judge of his own thoughts, and take counsel from himself.
My grandfather used to write one sentence every day in his journal: ‘I love Anne more than ever today.’ I think that was his meditation – keeping him in his marriage, and also his appreciation for it. It was very touching.
To us marriage is first, everything else is second.
Issues over same-sex marriage and LGBT people in the PCUSA are not new: there is a 40-plus year history of arguments and tacit agreements over the issue of sexuality in the denomination, and the first openly gay minister in the PCUSA was ordained in 2011.
I do not believe that defending traditional marriage between one man and one woman excludes anybody or usurps anybody’s civil rights and denies anybody their civil rights.
Of course, the simple explanation of the fact is that marriage is the most important act of man’s life in Europe or America, and that everything depends upon it.
My parents are conservative. They really weren’t in support of us dating before marriage.
There is no greater excitement than to support an intellectual wife and have her support you. Marriage is a partnership in which each inspires the other, and brings fruition to both of you.
I think the idea of marriage is very romantic; it’s a beautiful idea, and the practice of it can be a very beautiful thing.
Marriage, if one will face the truth, is an evil, but a necessary evil.
The more time you invest in a marriage, the more valuable it becomes.
Love is not weakness. It is strong. Only the sacrament of marriage can contain it.
Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance.
I feel that whoever isn’t feeling settled in their career won’t think about their marriage.
We have this rule in our marriage, there’s no such thing as 50/50. Somebody is always putting in more.
I might be celibate, but I appreciate the wonder of the sacrament of marriage.
When women hold off from marrying men, we call it independence. When men hold off from marrying women, we call it fear of commitment.
All married couples should learn the art of battle as they should learn the art of making love. Good battle is objective and honest – never vicious or cruel. Good battle is healthy and constructive, and brings to a marriage the principles of equal partnership.
I’m an activist for gay marriage equality and children’s rights. I’m the face of Share Our Strength.
I felt that, in some ways, my novels lacked heart because of the distance between me and the subject matter. But no one wants to read a book based on good health, a happy upbringing, a long marriage.
The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret.
A significant fraction of evangelical voters appear more likely to ignore the candidates‘ specific economic and foreign policy platforms in favor of concerns about gay marriage or abortion.
While I have supported marriage equality since my days as a state senator over a decade ago, I have since conducted an extensive legal analysis that has only emboldened my support as attorney general.
Alzheimer‘s disease is never an ‘accident‘ in a marriage. It falls under the purview of God’s sovereignty. In the case of someone with Alzheimer’s, this means God’s unconditional and sacrificial love has an opportunity to be even more gloriously displayed in a life together.
I’ve yet to be on a campus where most women weren’t worrying about some aspect of combining marriage, children, and a career. I’ve yet to find one where many men were worrying about the same thing.
I think long-lasting, healthy relationships are more important than the idea of marriage. At the root of every successful marriage is a strong partnership.
Wanted’ released right after my marriage and it turned out to be a blockbuster, but I had already made a decision to take a break. I did not time my decision and fortunately or unfortunately, it happened at a time when I delivered one of the biggest films in my career.
My second marriage was to a girl I met in Manchester, kept a long-distance relationship going for two years, then we got married… disaster.
Marrying an old bachelor is like buying second-hand furniture.
If you want to know how your girl will treat you after marriage, just listen to her talking to her little brother.
I can look back at different times in my life when I felt I could not find my way out of whatever it was. I’m not necessarily talking about marriage, but I wanted to pack it in. I wanted to disappear. A lot of that has to do with being in the public eye.
It makes no sense to me that my gay friends cannot get married to each other because a certain slice of Christianity doesn’t believe in gay marriage.
My parents have been married for 42 years. Their marriage has been – from what I can see – a happy one.
I am not married anymore. I hate marriage… but it’s okay now.