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What makes men indifferent to their wives is that they can see them when they please.
Back when Sammy Davis, Jr. and Dean Martin were doing roasts, they were all friends. They knew each other’s children, each other’s wives, each other’s families. It wasn’t about being disrespectful. It was about being funny.
Marriage finally became acceptable to the churches when laws were established that could make it a means of depriving women of incomes and property, and making wives the equivalent of slaves.
The prescience of the founding fathers continues to astonish me. They were freedom fighters. They made America. They gave us this magical country. They also were slaveowners – which is confusing to their legacy. How could such brilliant men have only secured freedom for themselves, but not their wives or their slaves?
What’s the difference between sex and love? I have four wives and five kids. I apparently don’t know the difference.
Our children are not going to be just ‘our children’ – they are going to be other people’s husbands and wives and the parents of our grandchildren.
I can’t be a wife. I’m not that sort of person. Wives have to compromise all the time.
Married men don’t get their own apartments ‘to escape‘ their lives with their wives.
Women will never be as successful as men because they have no wives to advise them.
‘The Stepford Wives’ was too big, and it was unsatisfying to do. Not that it was unsatisfying to do, but it was unsatisfying as a result because, as much as I loved parts of it, and I’m really proud of so much of it, the entire movie wasn’t what I wanted it to be. It’s my own fault; I didn’t follow my instincts.
Wives are young men‘s mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men’s nurses.
The first play I did was a funny one called ‘The School for Wives’, by Moliere. We were wearing the ugliest wigs and the worst costumes you can ever imagine to try to recreate 17th-century France in Singapore. But I got my first real pay cheque from that. I was very happy taking that cheque to the bank.
‘Primeval’ is very similar to ‘Footballers‘ Wives’ – it’s pure fantasy.
All our wives are experimental psychologists.
The government can spy on people using their mobile phones while they’re with their wives and husbands.
Brigham Young had 47 children, and over 50 women as wives.
To you wives who are constantly complaining and see only the dark side of life, and feel that you are unloved and unwanted, look into your own hearts and minds. If there is something wrong, turn about. Put a smile on your faces. Make yourselves more attractive. Brighten your outlook.
It has been very rare to see a black woman as a protagonist. And also as three-dimensional people – mathematicians, mothers, wives, complicated people, not perfect.
Are we a people who put politics over integrity? Or are we a country of voters and leaders, men and women, husbands and wives, fathers and mothers, colleagues, humans who care about treating each other with basic dignity?
I always think that a bit sad – that people think their wives would stop them doing what they wanted to do.
And in the end, bin Laden died in a squalid suburban compound surrounded by his wives and children and far from the front lines of his holy war.
All my ex-girlfriends or wives are all kind of great friends and I’ve never understood somebody who can live with somebody for five or six years and then not like them.
We live in a culture that does not encourage women to be epic heroes of their own Big Stories but the mothers and lovers and wives and mistresses and muses and personal assistants, the femme fatales and fantasies and manic pixie dream girls, in someone else‘s Big Story, and this someone else is usually a dude.
Historically, the women who have been the great painters of the canon have very often have been the wives or daughters of supportive men. Like Artemisia, whose father was a very established painter. I will say that the two current contemporary artists I admire the most are women: Kara Walker and Swoon.
Of the big horror movies of the ’70s, you have ‘The Omen,’ ‘The Sentinel,’ ‘Rosemary’s Baby,’ ‘The Stepford Wives,’ ‘Burnt Offerings’ – these are all romantic fatalist movies where there’s a sort of glimmer of hope… but darkness wins.
Horror stories give us a way of exhausting our emotions around social issues, like a woman’s right to an abortion, which I always thought was the core of ‘Rosemary’s Baby,’ or the backlash against feminism which I always thought was the core to ‘Stepford Wives.’
It’s the moms of this nation – single, married, widowed – who really hold this country together. We’re the mothers, we’re the wives, we’re the grandmothers, we’re the big sisters, we’re the little sisters, we’re the daughters. You know it’s true, don’t you? You’re the ones who always have to do a little more.
My grandfather was a polygamous man, and he had two wives, and between him and his two wives, we are about 200 or so in our family.
Husbands and wives generally understand when opposition will be vain.
I mean, hell, when I pitched ‘Basketball Wives’ I was still married and I had no intentions of being on the show, I just was producing it and creating it, and that was it.
It was always the cliche of men leaving their wives for younger women. The playing field is sort of even now. Women make their own salaries. They can do the exact same thing and can have a younger man.
That’s the first thing you learn when you busk in the New York City subways: you immediately join the ranks of the marginalized, the unhinged prophets, the Christian shouters, the Hare Krishnas, the Jehovah‘s witnesses, the father-and-daughter kitaro team, the violinists playing for their sickly wives.
High status males had multiple wives or additional mating opportunities in the ancestral environment.
Men are literally lying in bed with their wives when the marriage is essentially over, thinking, ‘I’ve got to get the hell out of here’, and have a fantasy woman in mind. Then you get divorced, meet a woman, marry her, and by the time all that goes by, you’ve aged a few years and are ready to go back to your ex-wife.
At a particularly dicey moment in my own love life when I was interviewing Rupert Murdoch a number of years ago, I tried to get some advice from him about, well, about anything a man with three wives, the latest the age of his children, might offer.
In elite, primarily white institutions, there are many blacks who have white wives. So much so that sometimes there is almost the assumption that I would be married to a white woman.
I’m on backslapping terms with everyone from Sanjay Dutt to Sanjay Kapoor. That’s why wives never feel threatened by my presence in their husband’s lives. They know if I’m their husband’s friend, I’m the wife’s buddy as well.
Angie Dickinson in ‘Hollywood Wives’ took me under her wing. If you look at that cast, I was definitely an ‘outcast‘… so to speak. Most of them were of the same era, or just so much more experienced that I was.
If wives or girlfriends are knowledgeable about sports, it only benefits their relationships. It’s all about give-and-take negotiations, like saying, ‘I’ll see ‘Unforgiven’ if you’ll see ‘The Bridges of Madison County.’
I suppose when they reach a certain age some men are afraid to grow up. It seems the older the men get, the younger their new wives get.
American comedies especially are all about these men being browbeaten by their wives and it’s impossible for me to watch.
My wife talks a lot with Fernandinho and Ederson’s wives.
Money earned by men would not always reach to their wives and children.
On Twitter, there’ll be fans of ‘Army Wives’ and people who say, ‘I’ve been following you since ‘Supernatural,’ I loved you on ‘Person of Interest,” and it’s really cool to get that love. To them, I’m not just an overnight success.
When men get together, they moan about their wives. The commentary provided on marriage between groups of men is typically one from a viewpoint that assumes marriage to be life’s greatest, most unfun mistake. Not only is it often as disingenuous as Joe Biden’s hairline, but it’s incredibly harmful.
My parents and my brothers and their wives are incredible and formed me as a person long before I got to Hollywood.
Most political wives are accidental politicians.
My advice to a new husband is nothing more than ‘husbands, love your wives.’ And ‘love your wife as Christ has loved the church.’ Never forget that you are Christ’s representative in serving your wife.
Husbands and wives, have fun with each other. I’m convinced it makes all the difference in the world.
White men have always controlled their wives’ wages. Colored men were not able to do so until they themselves became free. Then they owned both their wives and their wages.
When it gets to the part in life where you’re more afraid of what your wife is going to do to you than if you box, say, Mike Tyson, you’ve got to get a new profession. You don’t get to be a family. I know why boxers never quit, some of them. They don’t have wives.
Most of the time, husbands and wives argue about stupid, foolish things. If it doesn’t mean that much to you, give in to your wife.
I was extremely lucky that I had two great wives. It sounds a bit funny to say that, but it’s absolutely true.
I know many men at Fox, and most are good, decent people. Many are also good family men who have wives, mothers, sisters and daughters. Many are men of faith and moral conviction. These men have huge platforms.
Women’s roles in the movies remain, for the most part, girlfriends, mothers, wives.
Social Democratic and trade union organs have approved of the illegal invasion of Belgium, of the massacre of suspected guerrillas, as well as their wives and children, as well as the destruction of their homes in various towns and districts.
In the individualist ideology, a man is responsible for his wife and children. This relegates women to domestic roles as wives and mothers protected by their menfolk, or silences them as special interest harpies demanding government benefits that will destroy individualist men.
Five wives can’t all be wrong.
People label themselves husbands, wives, moms, sisters, and friends before they label themselves Democrats or Republicans.
If you look at comparative figures, the last two episodes of ‘Six Wives of Henry VIII’ were watched by 4m. Graham Norton, who is very funny, gets 3m. Johnny Vaughan’s comedy, which I have never seen but people say isn’t very good, got less than half the viewers of ‘Six Wives.’
I think, so often, women play supporting roles or girlfriends or wives – they’re there to support a man’s journey.
I’ve had three wives. I’ve had five weddings.
India and other developing nations need non-farm sector activity. So what we are doing, we are giving small microbusiness to the rural women, especially the farmers’ wives.
Bill Clinton, talking about the need to financially empower wives and mothers in regressive countries, once remarked that women have ‘the responsibility gene.’ No one has that gene more markedly than his wife.
With a strong foundation in scripted programming firmly established by ‘Army Wives’ and ‘Drop Dead Diva,’ Lifetime is aggressively expanding its drama series development plate with powerful programs from creative auspices who have strong pedigrees in producing stand-out programming.
The calmest husbands make the stormiest wives.
People change their positions all the time, the way they change their wives.