Quotes and Sayings about Marriage



"It's risky in a marriage for a man to come home too late, but it can sometimes pose an even greater risk if he comes home too early."
- Marcel Achard
(Related: Home, Marriage, Man, Risk)

"Accident counts for as much in companionship as in marriage."
- Henry B. Adams
(Related: Marriage, Accident, Companionship)

"Marriage is give and take. You'd better give it to her or she'll take it anyway."
- Joey Adams
(Related: Marriage)

"Those Marriages generally abound most with Love and Constancy, that are preceded by a long Courtship."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Love, Constancy, Courtship)

"I was sent to a nice Church of England girls' school and at that time, after university, a woman was expected to become a teacher, a nurse or a missionary - prior to marriage."
- Kate Adie
(Related: Marriage, Time, Church, England, Girls, School, University, Woman)

"Marriage hasn't been my thing. But gay people, knock yourselves out!"
- Ben Affleck
(Related: Marriage, People, Gay)

"I oppose any attempt to grant homosexual unions the same legal privileges that civil government affords to traditional marriage and family life."
- Todd Akin
(Related: Family, Government, Legal, Life, Marriage)

"Marriage is the death of hope."
- Woody Allen
(Related: Death, Marriage, Hope)

"Feminism is dated? Yes, for privileged women like my daughter and all of us here today, but not for most of our sisters in the rest of the world who are still forced into premature marriage, prostitution, forced labor - they have children that they don't want or they cannot feed."
- Isabel Allende
(Related: Women, Marriage, Daughter, Children, Feminism, Labor, Prostitution, Rest, Sisters, Today, Want, World)

"I love marriage. I failed at marriage, but I'd rather go into anything with gusto and fail than go into it half-assed."
- Kirstie Alley
(Related: Love, Marriage)

"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."
- Robert Anderson
(Related: Marriage, Divorce, Old)

"The real act of marriage takes place in the heart, not in the ballroom or church or synagogue. It's a choice you make - not just on your wedding day, but over and over again - and that choice is reflected in the way you treat your husband or wife."
- Barbara de Angelis
(Related: Marriage, Wedding, Wife, HusbHeart, Church, Act, Choice, Day)

"Marriage is not a noun; it's a verb. It isn't something you get. It's something you do. It's the way you love your partner every day."
- Barbara de Angelis
(Related: Love, Marriage, Day)

"Quarrels often arise in marriages when the bridal gifts are excessive."
- Antisthenes
(Related: Gifts, Quarrels)

"Marriage is... OK, it's rooted and grounded on love and attraction."
- Mary Archer
(Related: Love, Marriage)

"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."
- Richard Armour
(Related: Marriage, Wife, HusbAttention, Children, Faults, Help)

"Women hope men will change after marriage but they don't; men hope women won't change but they do."
- Bettina Arndt
(Related: Change, Marriage, Men, Women, Hope, Will)

"I liked the premise of this material. I love the marriage relationship. They kind of keep each other honest, and they enjoy each other's sense of humor. Kind of a sexy but boring relationship."
- Patricia Arquette
(Related: Love, Marriage, Humor, Sense)

"Neither of us entered marriage thinking it wouldn't be a strain. Life has strains in it, and he's the person I want to strain with."
- Patricia Arquette
(Related: Life, Marriage, Thinking, Want)

"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."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Time, Marriage, Romance, Creation, Emotion, Result, Will)

"Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Happiness, Marriage, Chance)

"It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman should ever refuse an offer of marriage."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Marriage, Man, Woman)

"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."
- Alan Autry
(Related: Marriage, Civil rights, Man, Woman)

"In marriage there are no manners to keep up, and beneath the wildest accusations no real criticism. Each is familiar with that ancient child in the other who may erupt again. We are not ridiculous to ourselves. We are ageless. That is the luxury of the wedding ring."
- Enid Bagnold
(Related: Marriage, Wedding, Accusations, Criticism, Luxury, Manners, May)

"One should believe in marriage as in the immortality of the soul."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Marriage, Soul, Immortality)

"Marriage must incessantly contend with a monster that devours everything: familiarity."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Marriage, Familiarity)

"My marriage had been impulsive. That marriage should have been short-lived instead of the 23 years it spanned."
- Joseph Barbera
(Related: Marriage, Years)

"Have you ever heard of a good marriage growing in front of the cameras?"
- Brigitte Bardot
(Related: Marriage)

"I am against marriage, and I don't give a fig for society."
- Brigitte Bardot
(Related: Society, Marriage)

"Sometimes I bust out and do things so permanent. Like tattoos and marriage."
- Drew Barrymore
(Related: Marriage)

"Marriage always demands the greatest understanding of the art of insincerity possible between two human beings."
- Vicki Baum
(Related: Art, Marriage, Insincerity, Understanding)

"Marriage requires a special talent, like acting. Monogamy requires genius."
- Warren Beatty
(Related: Marriage, Talent, Genius, Acting)

"I don't like being a voyeur, looking into other people's marriages."
- Paul Begala
(Related: People, Being)

"I mean, for all of his faults and the troubles in his marriage, Bill Clinton is still married to a girl he met in the library 25 years ago at school. Can we say that about many of our other leaders today in America, including on the right wing?"
- Paul Begala
(Related: Marriage, America, Faults, Leaders, Right, School, Today, Years)

"After a while in marriage, it doesn't work anymore. There is something missing, there is something wrong. There are few marriages that stay alive forever. We like something, and after a while, we hate what we used to love."
- Monica Bellucci
(Related: Love, Work, Marriage, Hate, Wrong)

"We must have great respect for these people who also suffer and who want to find their own way of correct living. On the other hand, to create a legal form of a kind of homosexual marriage, in reality, does not help these people."
- Pope Benedict XVI
(Related: Legal, Marriage, People, Help, Living, Reality, Respect, Want)

"Marriage and the creation of families has been an integral part of our society since its creation; it should not be defined without the kind of involvement by the people which a constitutional process would require."
- Robert Foster Bennett
(Related: Marriage, Society, People, Creation)

"To us marriage is first, everything else is second."
- Julie Benz
(Related: Marriage, First)

"Never again! I can see no reason for marriage - ever at all. I've had it. Three times is enough."
- Ingrid Bergman
(Related: Marriage, Reason)

"I'm done with men... I'm going to be alone. I have no luck with relationships. I don't think I'm made for marriage."
- Halle Berry
(Related: Marriage, Men, Luck, Relationships)

"Love: A temporary insanity curable by marriage."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Marriage, Insanity)

"Marriage, n: the state or condition of a community consisting of a master, a mistress, and two slaves, making in all, two."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Marriage, Community, State)

"Second, marriage is an issue that our Founding Fathers wisely left to the states."
- Judy Biggert
(Related: Marriage, Fathers, Founding, states)

"Let me first state that I believe that marriage is a sacred union between one man and one woman."
- Judy Biggert
(Related: Marriage, First, Man, State, Woman)

"No Congress ever has seen fit to amend the Constitution to address any issue related to marriage. No Constitutional Amendment was needed to ban polygamy or bigamy, nor was a Constitutional Amendment needed to set a uniform age of majority to ban child marriages."
- Judy Biggert
(Related: Age, Marriage, Congress, Constitution, Majority)

"Marriage has just never interested me."
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Related: Marriage)

"Marriages are under strain today in terms of economics. There are social cross-currents. We see failed marriages. But it is not under attack by our gay and lesbian citizens."
- Earl Blumenauer
(Related: Economics, Gay, Lesbian, Today)

"While 45 of the 50 States have either a State constitutional amendment or a statute that preserves the current definition of marriage, left-wing activist judges and officials at the local levels have struck down State laws protecting marriage."
- John Boehner
(Related: Marriage, Judges, Laws, State, states)

"Protecting the institution of marriage safeguards, I believe, the American family."
- John Boehner
(Related: Family, Marriage, American)

"And that is why marriage and family law has emphasized the importance of marriage as the foundation of family, addressing the needs of children in the most positive way."
- John Boehner
(Related: Family, Marriage, Positive, Children, Importance, Law, Needs)

"Good marriages are made in heaven. Or some such place."
- Robert Bolt
(Related: Heaven)

"Marriage has no guarantees. If that's what you're looking for, go live with a car battery."
- Erma Bombeck
(Related: Car, Marriage)

"For some of us, watching a miniseries that lasts longer than most marriages is not easy."
- Erma Bombeck
"My mother, brave woman, lost her whole family when she decided to marry a black man in the '60s. When the marriage fell apart, she had to come back to her family."
- Lisa Bonet
(Related: Family, Marriage, Mother, Man, Woman)

"I'm also interested in the modern suggestion that you can have a combination of love and sex in a marriage - which no previous society has ever believed."
- Alain de Botton
(Related: Love, Marriage, Society, Sex)

"What is fascinating about marriage is why anyone wants to get married."
- Alain de Botton
(Related: Marriage)

"I think the institution of marriage is a great idea, but for me it's just an idea."
- Lara Flynn Boyle
(Related: Marriage, Idea)

"After three failed marriages, I know what it's like to be replaced. So that's kind of how Joey Harrington must feel today... A former No. 1 choice looks to me like he's going to be a bust in Detroit."
- Terry Bradshaw
(Related: Choice, Today)

"I remember driving home one evening while they were reviewing the papers on the radio. One of the articles was about me separating from my wife. It's a weird thing to listen to a news report about the break-up of your marriage."
- Rory Bremner
(Related: Home, Marriage, Wife, Driving, Evening, News)

"In a happy marriage it is the wife who provides the climate, the husband the landscape."
- Gerald Brenan
(Related: Marriage, Wife, HusbClimate)

"Sticking with a marriage. That's true grit, man."
- Jeff Bridges
(Related: Marriage, Man)

"I love John Irving's stuff. It's that marriage of comedy and tragedy. It's really terrific."
- Jeff Bridges
(Related: Love, Marriage, Comedy, Tragedy)

"I know one husband and wife who, whatever the official reasons given to the court for the break up of their marriage, were really divorced because the husband believed that nobody ought to read while he was talking and the wife that nobody ought to talk while she was reading."
- Vera Brittain
(Related: Marriage, Wife, HusbCourt, Reading, Talk, Talking)

"Marriage is not just spiritual communion, it is also remembering to take out the trash."
- Joyce Brothers
(Related: Marriage, Spiritual)

"I do not support a constitutional amendment to prohibit gay marriage."
- Corrine Brown
(Related: Marriage, Gay, Support)

"Marriage has historically been in the domain of the States to regulate."
- Corrine Brown
(Related: Marriage, states)

"Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get."
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
(Related: Care, Children, Gardens)

"Marriage, it seems, confines every man to his proper rank."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Marriage, Man, Rank)

"Nothing in life is as good as the marriage of true minds between man and woman. As good? It is life itself."
- Pearl S. Buck
(Related: Life, Marriage, Man, Nothing, Woman)

"A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love."
- Pearl S. Buck
(Related: Change, Love, Marriage, Growth)

"The activists will not stop in trying to impose their extreme views on the rest of us, and they have now plotted out a state-by-state strategy to increase the number of judicial decisions redefining marriage without the voice of the people being heard."
- Jim Bunning
(Related: Marriage, People, Strategy, Being, Decisions, Extreme, Now, Rest, State, Trying, Voice, Will)

"There is no reason why marriage should necessarily compel an actress to forego her career."
- Billie Burke
(Related: Marriage, Career, Reason)

"Marriage is overdone. As long as there are people, people are going to find it interesting."
- Augusten Burroughs
(Related: Marriage, People)

"Our Nation must defend the sanctity of marriage."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Marriage, Nation)

"I believe a marriage is between a man and a woman."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Marriage, Man, Woman)

"It devastates me now that I have been reduced to a Hollywood statistic - another joke marriage."
- Sophia Bush
(Related: Marriage, Hollywood, Now)

"Marriage is not about age; it's about finding the right person."
- Sophia Bush
(Related: Marriage, Right)

"A man's friendships are, like his will, invalidated by marriage - but they are also no less invalidated by the marriage of his friends."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Marriage, Friends, Man, Will)

"Marriage is distinctly and repeatedly excluded from heaven. Is this because it is thought likely to mar the general felicity?"
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Marriage, Thought, Heaven)

"It's not always been a happy marriage. I guess I wanted a quick fix."
- David Byrne
(Related: Marriage, Quick)

"I prepare myself for rehearsals like I would for marriage."
- Maria Callas
(Related: Marriage)

"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."
- Ben Nighthorse Campbell
(Related: Marriage, Act, Constitution, Defense, Discrimination, Minority)

"When you make the sacrifice in marriage, you're sacrificing not to each other but to unity in a relationship."
- Joseph Campbell
(Related: Marriage, Sacrifice, Unity)

"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."
- Joseph Campbell
(Related: Love, Marriage, People, Disappointment, End, Identity, Spiritual)

"I don't know of many evangelicals who want to deny gay couples their legal rights. However, most of us don't want to call it marriage, because we think that word has religious connotations, and we're not ready to see it used in ways that offend us."
- Tony Campolo
(Related: Legal, Marriage, Rights, Gay, Religious, Want, Word)

"I contend the state ought to do its thing and provide legal rights for all couples who want to be joined together for life. The church should bless unions that it sees fit to bless, and they should be called marriages."
- Tony Campolo
(Related: Legal, Life, Church, Rights, State, Want)

"But I think it's up to a local congregation to determine whether or not a marriage should be blessed of God. And it shouldn't be up to the government."
- Tony Campolo
(Related: Government, Marriage, God)

"Marriage is an attempt to solve problems together which you didn't even have when you were on your own."
- Eddie Cantor
(Related: Marriage, Problems)

"If someone talks about union, fidelity, a monogamous relationship, love, blessing; I would say it sounds like marriage to me. And blessing, you see, I think is undermining our sacrament of marriage."
- George Carey
(Related: Marriage, Love, Fidelity)

"Most people like to read about intrigue and spies. I hope to provide a metaphor for the average reader's daily life. Most of us live in a slightly conspiratorial relationship with our employer and perhaps with our marriage."
- John Le Carre
(Related: Marriage, Life, People, Hope, Metaphor)

"I'm so wrapped up in my work that it's often impossible to consider other things in my life. My marriage ended in divorce because of this, my relationship with Holly has suffered by this."
- Jim Carrey
(Related: Marriage, Work, Life, Divorce, Holly)

"If variety is the spice of life, marriage is the big can of leftover Spam."
- Johnny Carson
(Related: Marriage, Life, Variety)

"What is marriage but prostitution to one man instead of many?"
- Angela Carter
(Related: Marriage, Man, Prostitution)

"A woman asking "Am I good? Am I satisfied?" is extremely selfish. The less women fuss about themselves, the less they talk to other women, the more they try to please their husbands, the happier the marriage is going to be."
- Barbara Cartland
(Related: Marriage, Women, Husbands, Talk, Woman)

"I was against gay marriage until I realized I didn't have to get one."
- James Carville
(Related: Marriage, Gay)

"Marriage is the tomb of love."
- Giacomo Casanova
(Related: Love, Marriage)

"I oppose a constitutional amendment against gay marriage."
- Ed Case
(Related: Marriage, Gay)

"My own personal, moral, spiritual, religious, etc. beliefs don't oppose same-gender marriage."
- Ed Case
(Related: Marriage, Beliefs, Religious, Spiritual)

"I worked with John, but I had enough sense to walk just a little ways behind him. I could have made more records, but I wanted to have a marriage."
- June Carter Cash
(Related: Marriage, Sense)

"I'm not cynical about marriage or romance. I enjoyed being married. And although being single was fun for a while, there was always the risk of dating someone who'd owned a lunch box with my picture on it."
- Shaun Cassidy
(Related: Dating, Marriage, Romance, Being, Fun, Risk)

"Getting married, for me, was the best thing I ever did. I was suddenly beset with an immense sense of release, that we have something more important than our separate selves, and that is the marriage. There's immense happiness that can come from working towards that."
- Nick Cave
(Related: Happiness, Marriage, Sense)

"Marriage is the grave or tomb of wit."
- Margaret Cavendish
(Related: Marriage, Grave, Wit)

"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."
- Steve Chabot
(Related: Change, Marriage, Society, People, Generations, Man, Will, Woman)

"I adore the theater and I am a painter. I think the two are made for a marriage of love. I will give all my soul to prove this once more."
- Marc Chagall
(Related: Marriage, Love, Soul, Theater, Will)

"Love is more pleasant than marriage for the same reason that novels are more amusing than history."
- Nicolas Chamfort
(Related: History, Love, Marriage, Reason)

"The secret of a successful marriage is not to be at home too much."
- Colin Chapman
(Related: Home, Marriage, Successful)

"There is a time for all things - except marriage, my dear."
- Thomas Chatterton
(Related: Time, Marriage)

"I didn't know that President Bush would endorse a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage."
- Mary Cheney
(Related: Marriage, President)

"It won't take 40 years for opposition to same-sex marriage to dissipate."
- Mary Cheney
(Related: Marriage, Opposition, Years)

"To me marriage is for five or ten years."
- Cher
(Related: Marriage, Years)

"Marriage is an adventure, like going to war."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Marriage, War, Adventure)

"I've never quite understood why people marry; marriage is just an invented structure."
- Julie Christie
(Related: Marriage, People)

"Their lives have been largely defined by failure and you would think the prospect of marriage, which is supposed to be bountiful and hopeful, it's just really another kind of tangential thing in his life."
- Thomas Haden Church
(Related: Life, Marriage, Failure)

"Not cohabitation but consensus constitutes marriage."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Marriage)

"Art is a marriage of the conscious and the unconscious."
- Jean Cocteau
(Related: Art, Marriage, Unconscious)

"Marriage may be the closest thing to Heaven or Hell any of us will know on this earth."
- Edwin Louis Cole
(Related: Marriage, Earth, Heaven, Hell, May, Will)

"The most happy marriage I can picture or imagine to myself would be the union of a deaf man to a blind woman."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Related: Marriage, Blind, Man, Woman)

"In 1977 we played America and Europe three times, and Japan - my marriage suffered as a result. My then wife took the kids to Canada to be near her parents."
- Phil Collins
(Related: Marriage, Wife, America, Canada, Europe, Kids, Parents, Result)

"I am not against hasty marriages where a mutual flame is fanned by an adequate income."
- Wilkie Collins
(Related: Income)

"Marriage is a feast where the grace is sometimes better than the dinner."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Marriage, Grace)

"My marriage to my husband, Bart Conner in 1996 is my proudest personal moment."
- Nadia Comaneci
(Related: Marriage, Husband)

"Courtship is to marriage, as a very witty prologue to a very dull play."
- William Congreve
(Related: Marriage, Courtship, Play, Witty)

"Marriage is a wonderful invention: then again, so is a bicycle repair kit."
- Billy Connolly
(Related: Marriage)

"Marriage is an exercise in torture."
- Frances Conroy
(Related: Marriage, Exercise)

"Well, my wife and I were married in a toilet - it was a marriage of convenience!"
- Tommy Cooper
(Related: Marriage, Wife)

"We've got gays working there. If they can demonstrate long-term relationships, we make same-sex benefits available just as we do with common-law marriages. Gays are productive people. Some fly airplanes, some work in breweries."
- Pete Coors
(Related: Work, People, Airplanes, Benefits, Relationships)

"I'm a little skeptical about using the Constitution this way, but I also believe marriage is between a man and a woman and that the courts shouldn't legislate this matter."
- Pete Coors
(Related: Marriage, Constitution, Man, Woman)

"Marriage is like a bank account. You put it in, you take it out, you lose interest."
- Irwin Corey
(Related: Marriage, Bank account, Interest)

"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."
- Ezra Cornell
(Related: Marriage, Determination, Improvement, Practice, Race)

"The heart of marriage is memories; and if the two of you happen to have the same ones and can savor your reruns, then your marriage is a gift from the gods."
- Bill Cosby
(Related: Marriage, Heart, Gods, Memories)

"Let us now set forth one of the fundamental truths about marriage: the wife is in charge."
- Bill Cosby
(Related: Wife, Now)

"When David Arquette and I got engaged we started therapy together. I'd heard that the first year of marriage is the hardest, so we decided to work through all that stuff early."
- Courteney Cox
(Related: Marriage, Work, First, Therapy)

"I finally got a chance to talk to my daughter from my previous marriage. I just got married May 3 to my beautiful wife, but we don't see each other much."
- Peter Criss
(Related: Marriage, Wife, Daughter, Chance, May, Talk)

"I don't know if I believe in marriage. I believe in family, love and children."
- Penelope Cruz
(Related: Love, Family, Marriage, Children)

"I am fiscally prudent and socially progressive. I believe in protecting a woman's right to choose. I believe in marriage equality."
- Andrew Cuomo
(Related: Equality, Marriage, Right, Woman)

"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."
- Jamie Lee Curtis
(Related: Marriage, Mother, Years)

"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."
- Jamie Lee Curtis
(Related: Marriage, People, Now)

"My marriage is on the rocks again, yeah, my wife just broke up with her boyfriend."
- Rodney Dangerfield
(Related: Marriage, Wife, Boyfriend)

"We sleep in separate rooms, we have dinner apart, we take separate vacations - we're doing everything we can to keep our marriage together."
- Rodney Dangerfield
(Related: Marriage, Sleep)

"I deal with unhappy marriages a lot. I've never been married, I'm single."
- Paula Danziger
"This marriage is no one's business but our own."
- Bobby Darin
(Related: Business, Marriage)

"Other than marriage, she doesn't control me and I don't control her."
- Gavyn Davies
(Related: Marriage, Control)

"An affair now and then is good for a marriage. It adds spice, stops it from getting boring... I ought to know."
- Bette Davis
(Related: Marriage, Now)

"Brought up to respect the conventions, love had to end in marriage. I'm afraid it did."
- Bette Davis
(Related: Love, Marriage, End, Respect)

"Marriage is an institution and that's where a couple finish up."
- Les Dawson
(Related: Marriage)

"Marriage commissioners who choose not to marry homosexuals are being fired. A Knights of Columbus chapter in British Columbia is in court because it chooses not allow a lesbian group to use its facility for marriage ceremonies. The list goes on."
- Stockwell Day
(Related: Marriage, Being, Columbus, Court, Lesbian)

"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."
- Stockwell Day
(Related: Marriage, Court, Media, Right)

"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."
- Stockwell Day
(Related: Marriage, Sex, Canada, Religious)

"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."
- Stockwell Day
(Related: Marriage, Wife, Fact, Parents, Pretty)

"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."
- Stockwell Day
(Related: Marriage, Sex, Rights, Human rights, Public)

"Lot's of marriages don't last as long as Queen have been together."
- John Deacon
(Related: Queen)

"Since the dawn of time, traditional marriage - the union between one man and one woman - has been the building block of civilization, and at no point in our nation's history has that foundation been under more severe attack than now."
- Jim DeMint
(Related: History, Marriage, Time, Civilization, Building, Dawn, Man, Nation, Now, Woman)

"Marriage is obsolete and a trap."
- Catherine Deneuve
(Related: Marriage)

"I don't see any reason for marriage when there is divorce."
- Catherine Deneuve
(Related: Marriage, Divorce, Reason)

"The biggest surprise about our marriage is that Erin was out there."
- James Denton
(Related: Marriage)

"I think like any marriage, especially when you've had divorced parents like myself; you want to try even harder to make it work."
- Princess Diana
(Related: Work, Marriage, Parents, Want)

"There were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded."
- Princess Diana
(Related: Marriage)

"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."
- Denis Diderot
(Related: Marriage, Possibility, Divorce, Help, Morals, Population)

"I'm certain that most couples expect to find intimacy in marriage, but it somehow eludes them."
- James Dobson
(Related: Marriage, Intimacy)

"Since 1970, relationships can be more volatile, jobs more ephemeral, geographical mobility more intensified, stability of marriage weaker."
- Mary Douglas
(Related: Marriage, Jobs, Relationships, Stability)

"Marriage is a coming together for better or for worse, hopefully enduring, and intimate to the degree of being sacred."
- William O. Douglas
(Related: Marriage, Being)

"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?"
- Robert Downey, Jr.
(Related: Marriage, People, Relationships, Will)

"We want a marriage with our customers, not a relationship."
- Daniel Drew
(Related: Marriage, Want)

"It's not someone else's responsibility to honor my marriage. It's my responsibility."
- David Duchovny
(Related: Marriage, Honor, Responsibility)

"Any intelligent woman who reads the marriage contract, and then goes into it, deserves all the consequences."
- Isadora Duncan
(Related: Marriage, Consequences, Woman)

"Only with our government are you given a certificate at birth, a license at marriage, and a bill at death."
- Jennifer Dunn
(Related: Death, Government, Marriage)

"I am not against hasty marriages, where a mutual flame is fanned by an adequate income."
- Will Durant
(Related: Income)

"The weaker partner in a marriage is the one who loves the most."
- Eleanora Duse
(Related: Marriage)

"Marriage as an institution developed from rape as a practice. Rape, originally defined as abduction, became marriage by capture. Marriage meant the taking was to extend in time, to be not only use of but possession of, or ownership."
- Andrea Dworkin
(Related: Marriage, Time, Ownership, Possession, Practice)

"There was no religious ceremony connected with marriage among us, while on the other hand the relation between man and woman was regarded as in itself mysterious and holy."
- Charles Eastman
(Related: Marriage, Ceremony, Man, Religious, Woman)

"The clan is nothing more than a larger family, with its patriarchal chief as the natural head, and the union of several clans by intermarriage and voluntary connection constitutes the tribe."
- Charles Eastman
(Related: Family, Connection, Nothing)

"They say marriages are made in Heaven. But so is thunder and lightning."
- Clint Eastwood
(Related: Heaven)

"There's only one way to have a happy marriage and as soon as I learn what it is I'll get married again."
- Clint Eastwood
(Related: Marriage)

"It takes a lot of work to put together a marriage, to put together a family and a home."
- Elizabeth Edwards
(Related: Family, Home, Work, Marriage)

"Marriage is socialism among two people."
- Barbara Ehrenreich
(Related: Marriage, People, Socialism)

"The most important thing for a good marriage is to learn how to argue peaceably."
- Anita Ekberg
(Related: Marriage)

"I think that marriage is an amazing institution and should be preserved, and you can have great marriages, and you must because sharing your life with someone is like the greatest thing. And I loved being able to set a good example for that on television."
- Jenna Elfman
(Related: Life, Marriage, Being, Example, Sharing, Television)

"Little children are still the symbol of the eternal marriage between love and duty."
- George Eliot
(Related: Love, Marriage, Children, Duty, Symbol)

"Marriage must be a relation either of sympathy or of conquest."
- George Eliot
(Related: Marriage, Sympathy, Conquest)

"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."
- James Ellroy
(Related: Life, Marriage, People, Dream, Being, Career, Famous, Investigation, Man, Woman)

"I have a very intense marriage."
- James Ellroy
(Related: Marriage)

"If only the strength of the love that people feel when it is reciprocated could be as intense and obsessive as the love we feel when it is not; then marriages would be truly made in heaven."
- Ben Elton
(Related: Love, People, Strength, Heaven)

"If we abandon marriage, we abandon the family."
- Michael Enzi
(Related: Family, Marriage)

"I don't know nothing about no marriages or nothing. I ain't even never been to a wedding."
- Mike Epps
(Related: Wedding, Nothing)

"I was looking very much for a career. My second marriage to Stan Herman had ended, and I wanted very much to be independent, not take alimony from him, be on my own, do the right thing."
- Linda Evans
(Related: Marriage, Career, Right)

"Nobody ever asks a father how he manages to combine marriage and a career."
- Sam Ewing
(Related: Marriage, Father, Career)

"This is the kind of situation that can tear people apart. It tears at the fabric of your soul and can certainly tear at your marriage and ours has gotten only stronger."
- Shelley Fabares
(Related: Marriage, Soul, People, Tears)

"We will see a breakdown of the family and family values if we decide to approve same-sex marriage, and if we decide to establish homosexuality as an acceptable alternative lifestyle with all the benefits that go with equating it with the heterosexual lifestyle."
- Jerry Falwell
(Related: Family, Marriage, Values, Benefits, Homosexuality, Will)

"Any sex outside of the marriage bond between a man and a woman is violating God's law."
- Jerry Falwell
(Related: Marriage, Sex, God, Law, Man, Woman)

"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."
- Dianne Feinstein
(Related: Life, Marriage, Body, Debate, Motive)

"I left my marriage knowing I'd have to work. I have."
- Sarah Ferguson
(Related: Marriage, Work)

"When widows exclaim loudly against second marriages, I would always lay a wager than the man, If not the wedding day, is absolutely fixed on."
- Henry Fielding
(Related: Wedding, Day, Man, Widows)

"Marriage is a financial contract; I have enough contracts already."
- Linda Fiorentino
(Related: Marriage, Financial)

"Most marriages recognize this paradox: Passion destroys passion; we want what puts an end to wanting what we want."
- John Fowles
(Related: End, Passion, Want)

"Inspirations never go in for long engagements; they demand immediate marriage to action."
- Brendan Francis
(Related: Marriage, Action)

"Where there's marriage without love, there will be love without marriage."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Love, Marriage, Will)

"Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Marriage, Eyes, Open)

"Marriage is the most natural state of man, and... the state in which you will find solid happiness."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Happiness, Marriage, Man, State, Will)

"I'm not a marriage expert, quite clearly."
- Cathy Freeman
(Related: Marriage)

"I support gay marriage. I believe they have a right to be as miserable as the rest of us."
- Kinky Friedman
(Related: Marriage, Gay, Rest, Right, Support)

"Either marriage is a destiny, I believe, or there is no sense in it at all, it's a piece of humbug."
- Max Frisch
(Related: Marriage, Destiny, Sense)

"I very much feel that marriage is a sacrament and that sacrament should extend... to that legal entity of a union between what traditionally in our Western values has been defined as between a man and a woman."
- Bill Frist
(Related: Legal, Marriage, Values, Man, Woman)

"There were many women around. We all had a relationship with each other that was very strong. And all of our minds kind of hooked up. We rejected the society. We rejected marriage because we didn't like what our parents had."
- Lynette Fromme
(Related: Marriage, Women, Society, Parents)

"I never thought I'd spend all my life with Gary. I suppose I was quite cynical about marriage. But with Jude, I knew right from the beginning: there was an electricity I'd never felt before. It was so easy, we talked for hours. It was a relief, really."
- Sadie Frost
(Related: Life, Marriage, Thought, Electricity, Right)

"Marriage is too interesting an experiment to be tried only once."
- Eva Gabor
(Related: Marriage)

"When a marriage works, nothing on earth can take its place."
- Helen Gahagan
(Related: Marriage, Earth, Nothing)

"When a marriage culture fails, sexual desire no longer unites; instead it fragments."
- Maggie Gallagher
(Related: Marriage, Culture, Desire)

"Same-sex marriage is not the future."
- Maggie Gallagher
(Related: Marriage, Future)

"Europe, which gave us the idea of same-sex marriage, is a dying society, with birthrates 50 percent below replacement."
- Maggie Gallagher
(Related: Marriage, Society, Idea, Dying, Europe)

"I think the main reason my marriages failed is that I always loved too well but never wisely."
- Ava Gardner
(Related: Reason)

"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."
- Ava Gardner
(Related: Marriage, Life, End, Husbands)

"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."
- Jennifer Garner
(Related: Marriage, Work, Romance, Fantasy, Hard work)

"I refused David Letterman's proposal of marriage for obvious reasons, but thanks for asking."
- Teri Garr
(Related: Marriage, Obvious)

"But I believe that there are marriages where you can have your pool table and she can have her scrapbooking room or garden or whatever it is. But when everyone has what they want, it's not funny. There's no conflict."
- Brad Garrett
(Related: Funny, Conflict, Garden, Want)

"Marriage is miserable unless you find the right person that is your soulmate and that takes a lot of looking."
- Marvin Gaye
(Related: Marriage, Right)

"I also think it was important for me and Freddie to be able to have a lot of time to share our lives at the beginning of our marriage rather than my coming home at 9 or 10 at night from the set. Things have really worked out for the best for both of us."
- Sarah Michelle Gellar
(Related: Home, Marriage, Time, Beginning, Night)

"She got the magazine on a Wednesday morning, and on Thursday announced our marriage was over."
- David Gest
(Related: Marriage)

"If love means never having to say you're sorry, then marriage means always having to say everything twice."
- Estelle Getty
(Related: Love, Marriage)

"I hate to be a failure. I hate and regret the failure of my marriages. I would gladly give all my millions for just one lasting marital success."
- J. Paul Getty
(Related: Success, Failure, Hate, Regret)

"Before marriage, many couples are very much like people rushing to catch an airplane; once aboard, they turn into passengers. They just sit there."
- Paul Getty
(Related: Marriage, People)

"A marriage contract to me is as binding as any in business, and I have always believed in sticking to an agreement."
- Paul Getty
(Related: Marriage, Business, Agreement)

"I have never been given to envy - save for the envy I feel toward those people who have the ability to make a marriage work and endure happily."
- Paul Getty
(Related: Marriage, Work, People, Ability, Envy)

"After about 20 years of marriage, I'm finally starting to scratch the surface of what women want. And I think the answer lies somewhere between conversation and chocolate."
- Mel Gibson
(Related: Women, Marriage, Conversation, Lies, Want, Years)

"They make Spy Kids, they make Scream, they make A Scary Movie. This doesn't do that, so it could be a very bad marriage. I'm trying to keep this potential nightmare quiet because we're just finishing editing."
- Terry Gilliam
(Related: Marriage, Kids, Potential, Quiet, Trying)

"I think there are some people in life who are not marriage material and Chris is one of them."
- Sharon Gless
(Related: Life, Marriage, People)

"College is a place to keep warm between high school and an early marriage."
- George Gobel
(Related: Marriage, College, School)

"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."
- Emma Goldman
(Related: Love, Marriage, Examination, Will)

"If you cannot work on the marriage or the women is a moron, staying married and cheating makes the most sense because divorce is disruptive to the family life and your bank account."
- Al Goldstein
(Related: Family, Life, Marriage, Women, Work, Bank account, Cheating, Divorce, Sense)

"For me working on the marriage and not making the easy choice of cheating was something that I could not do."
- Al Goldstein
(Related: Marriage, Cheating, Choice)

"Even though marriage is doomed, if you turned it into a job you like and really work at it - it can be salvaged."
- Al Goldstein
(Related: Marriage, Work, Job)

"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."
- Al Goldstein
(Related: Marriage, Work, Man, Thinking, Woman)

"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."
- Amy Grant
(Related: Life, Marriage, Being, Eye, Public, Talking)

"Every good relationship, especially marriage, is based on respect. If it's not based on respect, nothing that appears to be good will last very long."
- Amy Grant
(Related: Marriage, Nothing, Respect, Will)

"Marriage, like money, is still with us; and, like money, progressively devalued."
- Robert Graves
(Related: Marriage, Money)

"I firmly believe in marriage. It's a real important decision that takes a lot of dedication and time. If you're thinking about divorce. You shouldn't get married."
- Seth Green
(Related: Marriage, Time, Decision, Dedication, Divorce, Thinking)

"Political promises are much like marriage vows. They are made at the beginning of the relationship between candidate and voter, but are quickly forgotten."
- Dick Gregory
(Related: Marriage, Beginning, Promises)

"I think the Mother is gradually revealing itself to me and taking over. But it is not the Mother alone. It is the Mother and the Father, the male and the female, sort of gradually having their marriage."
- Bede Griffiths
(Related: Marriage, Mother, Father)

"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."
- Rachel Griffiths
(Related: Family, Marriage)

"I'm looking forward to talking to Bill Parcells, too, and to seeing how that marriage with Jerry Jones goes."
- Lisa Guerrero
(Related: Marriage, Talking)

"The secret of a good marriage is forgiving your partner for marrying you in the first place."
- Sacha Guitry
(Related: Marriage, First)

"There was never a point in my life where I gave up. My marriage, as you know, fell apart."
- Deidre Hall
(Related: Life, Marriage)

"To seduce a woman famous for strict morals, religious fervor and the happiness of her marriage: what could possibly be more prestigious?"
- Christopher Hampton
(Related: Happiness, Famous, Morals, Religious, Woman)

"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."
- Stephen Harper
(Related: Marriage, Difficulty, Law, Relationships)

"I've always been clear, I support the traditional definition of marriage."
- Stephen Harper
(Related: Marriage, Support)

"Marriage is a custom brought about by women who then proceed to live off men and destroy them, completely enveloping the man in a destructive cocoon or eating him away like a poisonous fungus on a tree."
- Richard Harris
(Related: Marriage, Men, Women, Custom, Eating, Man)

"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."
- Sydney J. Harris
(Related: Marriage, Success)

"Marriage, for a woman at least, hampers the two things that made life to me glorious - friendship and learning."
- Jane Harrison
(Related: Friendship, Life, Marriage, Learning, Woman)

"No person connected with me by blood or marriage will be appointed to office."
- Rutherford B. Hayes
(Related: Marriage, Blood, Office, Will)

"Even in the common affairs of life, in love, friendship, and marriage, how little security have we when we trust our happiness in the hands of others!"
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Happiness, Trust, Friendship, Life, Love, Marriage, Security)

"Whether it be a matter of personal relations within a marriage or political initiatives within a peace process, there is no sure-fire do-it-yourself kit."
- Seamus Heaney
(Related: Marriage, Peace)

"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."
- Lafcadio Hearn
(Related: Life, Marriage, Act, America, Europe, Fact, Man)

"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."
- Lafcadio Hearn
(Related: Women, Marriage, Adultery, English, Lovers, Public, Sexes, World)

"I believe I went through a divorce. My relationship with Ellen is no less significant as a marriage than my relationship to Coley."
- Anne Heche
(Related: Marriage, Divorce)

"I know all about cheating. I've had six very successful marriages."
- Bobby Heenan
(Related: Successful, Cheating)

"I always say now that I'm in my blonde years. Because since the end of my marriage, all of my girlfriends have been blonde."
- Hugh Hefner
(Related: Marriage, End, Girlfriends, Now, Years)

"Odd, the years it took to learn one simple fact: that the prize just ahead, the next job, publication, love affair, marriage always seemed to hold the key to satisfaction but never, in the longer run, sufficed."
- Carolyn Heilbrun
(Related: Love, Marriage, Job, Key, Satisfaction, Years)

"I don't believe in hasty marriages."
- Anna Held
"That is why I fought against abortion and that is why if I were still in the Senate I would be doing everything I could to defend the sanctity of marriage."
- Jesse Helms
(Related: Marriage, Abortion, Senate)

"Marriage is a series of desperate arguments people feel passionately about."
- Katharine Hepburn
(Related: Marriage, People, Arguments)

"Whoever, fleeing marriage and the sorrows that women cause, does not wish to wed comes to a deadly old age."
- Hesiod
(Related: Age, Marriage, Women, Cause, Old)

"Bring a wife home to your house when you are of the right age, not far short of 30 years, nor much above; this is the right time for marriage."
- Hesiod
(Related: Home, Marriage, Time, Wife, Right, Years)

"I figure no matter how old you are, it's always going to be your first marriage and no life experience is going to make you a better judge of who you should marry."
- Utada Hikaru
(Related: Experience, Life, Marriage, First, Old)

"I think what makes our marriage work amid all the glare is that my husband is my best friend. He inspires everything in my life and enables me to do the best that I can. I want to hang out with him more than anyone."
- Faith Hill
(Related: Life, Marriage, Work, HusbFriend, Want)

"Many women cut back what had to be done at home by redefining what the house, the marriage and, sometimes, what the child needs. One woman described a fairly common pattern: I do my half. I do half of his half, and the rest doesn't get done."
- Arlie Hochschild
(Related: Home, Marriage, Women, Needs, Rest, Woman)

"I decided he'd changed so much that a whole new book was required and that book actually I can say so was the first to say that the marriage was in trouble and the Prince didn't like at all and my book was being serialized in the Sunday Times over five weeks."
- Anthony Holden
(Related: Marriage, Being, First, Trouble)

"Marriage is a good deal like a circus: there is not as much in it as is represented in the advertising."
- Edgar Watson Howe
(Related: Marriage, Advertising)

"Marriage, like death, is a debt we owe to nature."
- Julia Ward Howe
(Related: Nature, Death, Marriage, Debt)

"All marriages are happy. It's the living together afterward that causes all the trouble."
- Raymond Hull
(Related: Causes, Living, Trouble)

"Anyone who thinks that the vice-president can take a position independent of the president of his administration simply has no knowledge of politics or government. You are his choice in a political marriage, and he expects your absolute loyalty."
- Hubert H. Humphrey
(Related: Politics, Government, Marriage, Knowledge, Choice, Loyalty, President, Vice)

"Americans, who make more of marrying for love than any other people, also break up more of their marriages, but the figure reflects not so much the failure of love as the determination of people not to live without it."
- Morton Hunt
(Related: Love, People, Determination, Failure, Americans)

"Men act out like they're horrified by marriage, but when they find the woman of their dreams, they love it."
- Rachel Hunter
(Related: Love, Men, Dreams, Marriage, Act, Woman)

"Marriage! Nothing else demands so much of a man."
- Henrik Ibsen
(Related: Man, Nothing)

"I do not think our priorities are misplaced when we are looking at creating a whole new class of children from these gay marriages who could end up completely dependent on the State, on the taxpayers - the American people."
- James Inhofe
(Related: People, American, Children, Class, End, Gay, Priorities, State)

"Marriage is the torment of one, the felicity of two, the strife and enmity of three."
- Washington Irving
(Related: Marriage)

"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."
- Ernest Istook
(Related: Marriage, Protection, Solution)

"Out of control judicial activism threatens traditional marriage in America."
- Ernest Istook
(Related: Marriage, Control, Activism, America)

"I have a terrific marriage, but unlike a lot of relationships where they ebb and flow, no matter what happens you fall deeper and deeper in love every day. It's kind of the best thing that can happen to you. It's thrilling."
- Hugh Jackman
(Related: Love, Marriage, Day, Relationships)

"Our marriage is strictly in name only. It has never been consummated."
- LaToya Jackson
(Related: Marriage, Name)

"I find it disturbing that the media keeps referring to my marriage, since I got divorced in 1979. But the media never wants to let me forget."
- Bianca Jagger
(Related: Marriage, Forget, Media)

"Of course, bad marriages are so pervasive that they have invaded the faith community too."
- Jerry B. Jenkins
(Related: Faith, Community)

"Marriage is good for those who are afraid to sleep alone at night."
- St. Jerome
(Related: Marriage, Night, Sleep)

"Marriage is like wine. It is not be properly judged until the second glass."
- Douglas William Jerrold
(Related: Marriage, Wine)

"Marriage is a mistake every man should make."
- George Jessel
(Related: Marriage, Mistake, Man)

"When the first fossils began to be found in eastern Africa, in the late 1950s, I thought, what a wonderful marriage this was, biology and anthropology. I was around 16 years old when I made this particular choice of academic pursuit."
- Donald Johanson
(Related: Marriage, Thought, Anthropology, Choice, First, Old, Pursuit, Years)

"I was just so lucky to have a wonderful life after a tough marriage."
- Lynn Johnston
(Related: Life, Marriage)

"In a bad marriage, friends are the invisible glue. If we have enough friends, we may go on for years, intending to leave, talking about leaving - instead of actually getting up and leaving."
- Erica Jong
(Related: Marriage, Friends, May, Talking, Years)

"Only choose in marriage a man whom you would choose as a friend if he were a woman."
- Joseph Joubert
(Related: Marriage, Friend, Man, Woman)

"I think that, as with marriage, you just know when it's time to have kids."
- Ashley Judd
(Related: Time, Marriage, Kids)

"Woman, or more precisely put, perhaps, marriage, is the representative of life with which you are meant to come to terms."
- Franz Kafka
(Related: Life, Marriage, Woman)

"Love in marriage should be the accomplishment of a beautiful dream, and not, as it too often is, the end."
- Alphonse Karr
(Related: Love, Marriage, Dream, Accomplishment, End)

"They say marriage will change you but it didn't change me. Being in love changed me."
- R. Kelly
(Related: Change, Love, Marriage, Being, Will)

"Even though people may be well known, they hold in their hearts the emotions of a simple person for the moments that are the most important of those we know on earth: birth, marriage and death."
- Jackie Kennedy
(Related: Death, Marriage, People, Emotions, May, Moments)

"I see the policy of opposing same-sex marriages or unions, whatever you call it, as bigotry or discrimination."
- Patrick J. Kennedy
(Related: Policy, Bigotry, Discrimination)

"I think there is a generation gap. I personally look forward to, as our generation becomes the leaders, you are gonna see a change, and I think hopefully gay marriage will be a part of that country."
- Vanessa Kerry
(Related: Marriage, Change, Country, Gay, Leaders, Will)

"Love is moral even without legal marriage, but marriage is immoral without love."
- Ellen Key
(Related: Legal, Love, Marriage)

"It's about time we all faced up to the truth. If we accept the radical homosexual agenda, be it in the military or in marriage or in other areas of our lives, we are utterly destroying the concept of family."
- Alan Keyes
(Related: Family, Marriage, Time, Truth, Military, Radical)

"You know, my friends, with what a brave carouse I made a Second Marriage in my house; favored old barren reason from my bed, and took the daughter of the vine to spouse."
- Omar Khayyam
(Related: Marriage, Daughter, Bed, Friends, Old, Reason)

"Marriage brings one into fatal connection with custom and tradition, and traditions and customs are like the wind and weather, altogether incalculable."
- Soren Kierkegaard
(Related: Marriage, Connection, Custom, Tradition, Traditions, Weather, Wind)

"Marriage is nature's way of keeping us from fighting with strangers."
- Alan King
(Related: Marriage, Nature, Fighting, Strangers)

"If you want to read about love and marriage, you've got to buy two separate books."
- Alan King
(Related: Love, Marriage, Books, Want)

"Mama and Daddy King represent the best in manhood and womanhood, the best in a marriage, the kind of people we are trying to become."
- Coretta Scott King
(Related: Marriage, People, Trying)

"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."
- Florence King
(Related: Marriage, American)

"Marriage encourages the men and women who together create life to unite in a bond for the protection of children."
- Jack Kingston
(Related: Life, Marriage, Men, Women, Children, Protection)

"If we change the definition of marriage to be more inclusive, then it is logical to argue that we should broaden the definition so that won't exclude anyone."
- Jack Kingston
(Related: Change, Marriage)

"But whether a couple is a man and a woman has everything to do with the meaning of marriage."
- Jack Kingston
(Related: Marriage, Man, Meaning, Woman)

"Marriage cannot be severed from its cultural, religious and natural roots without weakening the good influence of society."
- Jack Kingston
(Related: Marriage, Society, Influence, Religious)

"Marriage is an institution fits in perfect harmony with the laws of nature; whereas systems of slavery and segregation were designed to brutally oppress people and thereby violated the laws of nature."
- Jack Kingston
(Related: Marriage, Nature, People, Harmony, Laws, Slavery)

"Marriage is sacred and protected and has nothing to do with violating our civil rights."
- Jack Kingston
(Related: Marriage, Civil rights, Nothing)

"So far, 44 States, or 88 percent of the States, have enacted laws providing that marriage shall consist of a union between a man and a woman. Only 75 percent of the States are required to approve a constitutional amendment."
- Jack Kingston
(Related: Marriage, Laws, Man, states, Woman)

"In those days, the late 1970s, one of the leading politicians was a soon-to-be uncle by marriage of Arnold Schwarzenegger, named Ted Kennedy."
- Michael Kinsley
(Related: Marriage, Leading, Politicians)

"I have married thriteen couples. I'm about to do a marriage next month."
- Sally Kirkland
(Related: Marriage)

"I know there are a lot of readers that think I've got a very crappy marriage just because of the things going on with Rick and Lori but there's really nothing that's been like a mirror. I'm just making this stuff up."
- Robert Kirkman
(Related: Marriage, Nothing)

"I invented the psychological histories and the relationship between Jack and Susan Stanton. I didn't know anything about the Clintons. I don't know more about the Clintons' marriage than you do."
- Joe Klein
(Related: Marriage)

"I mean, we had on our show, we had marriages, divorces and other stuff going on. And that was just me."
- Harvey Korman
"Look at all the marriages that have been wonderfully successful where fellows finished their army service and came home to go to college on G.I. bills and their wives worked."
- Marta Kristen
(Related: Home, Successful, Army, College, Service, Wives)

"I understand why marriages break up over golf. I can't even talk about my own handicap because it's too upsetting."
- Shia LaBeouf
(Related: Golf, Talk)

"Marriage is a team effort. Both of us share that philosophy."
- Nick Lachey
(Related: Marriage, Effort, Philosophy)

"Although we hardly see each other off the set, Joy and I get along well when we do. As far as the marriage between Nathan and Haley, I think they are young and will see the reality of the situation eventually."
- James Lafferty
(Related: Marriage, Joy, Reality, Will)

"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."
- James Lafferty
(Related: Marriage, Hope, Pretty)

"Mr. DeMille's theory of sexual difference was that marriage is an artificial state for women. The want to be taken, ruled, raped. That was his theory."
- Hedy Lamarr
(Related: Marriage, Women, Difference, State, Theory, Want)

"The ceremony took six minutes. The marriage lasted about the same amount of time though we didn't get a divorce for almost a year."
- Hedy Lamarr
(Related: Marriage, Time, Ceremony, Divorce)

"Perhaps my problem in marriage-and it is the problem of many women-was to want both intimacy and independence. It is a difficult line to walk, yet both needs are important to a marriage."
- Hedy Lamarr
(Related: Marriage, Women, Independence, Intimacy, Needs, Want)

"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."
- Nick Lampson
(Related: Marriage, Man, President, Protection, Support, Today, Vote, Will, Woman)

"I found marriage somewhat stifling. I don't know that I am the kind of man who ought to be married."
- Burt Lancaster
(Related: Marriage, Man)

"It only takes five people in black robes to determine such crucial issues for our country as abortion, pornography, same-sex 'marriage,' and religious liberties."
- Richard Land
(Related: People, Abortion, Country, Pornography, Religious)

"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."
- Ann Landers
(Related: Art, Marriage, Love, Battle, Partnership, Principles)

"Sensual pleasures have the fleeting brilliance of a comet; a happy marriage has the tranquillity of a lovely sunset."
- Ann Landers
(Related: Marriage, Sunset)

"In the beginning of the human race there was no genetic load which would cause undesirable traits such as appear in offspring of marriages between relatives today."
- Walter Lang
(Related: Beginning, Cause, Race, Relatives, Today)

"More marriages might survive if the partners realized that sometimes the better comes after the worse."
- Doug Larson
"Most of these alternative arrangements, so-called, arise out of the ruins of marriages, not as an improvement of old fashioned marriage."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Marriage, Improvement, Old)

"One of the biggest issues that we face is that we have people who have their own particular concerns, whether it's on abortion, birth control, divorce and remarriage, civil rights or social justice."
- William P. Leahy
(Related: People, Control, Abortion, Birth control, Civil rights, Divorce, Justice)

"Most Kikuyu marriages were arranged on the basis of what is described by anthropologists as the bride price."
- Louis Leakey
"I guess because the shows were activist in their own way - the marriage of my public activism and my career activism, you know - people understand me very well. They also understand there's a very strong bipartisan part in all of this."
- Norman Lear
(Related: Marriage, People, Activism, Career, Public)

"Yesterday Senator John Kerry changed his mind and now supports the ban on gay marriages. I'm telling you this guy has more positions than Paris Hilton."
- David Letterman
(Related: Gay, Mind, Now, Paris, Yesterday)

"If you want to know how your girl will treat you after marriage, just listen to her talking to her little brother."
- Sam Levenson
(Related: Marriage, Brother, Talking, Want, Will)

"We are no more content to plod along the beaten paths - and so marriage must go the way of God."
- Amy Levy
(Related: Marriage, God, Content)

"There is, hidden or flaunted, a sword between the sexes till an entire marriage reconciles them."
- C. S. Lewis
(Related: Marriage, Sexes)

"Marriage is neither heaven nor hell, it is simply purgatory."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: Marriage, Heaven, Hell)

"Marriage is a big deal, but who's to say I'm not going to pull a Vegas and get married to see what it's like for a minute?"
- Lindsay Lohan
(Related: Marriage)

"I think that's one of the most difficult things in any marriage - in order to build anything, you must be together. You can't build anything over the telephone."
- Julie London
(Related: Marriage, Order)

"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."
- Shelley Long
(Related: Marriage, People, American, Famous)

"I think what destroys Hollywood marriages is our work schedule, not so much infidelity."
- Eva Longoria
(Related: Work, Hollywood, Infidelity)

"Between them, my parents had 10 marriages."
- Lorna Luft
(Related: Parents)

"There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage."
- Martin Luther
(Related: Marriage, Company)

"Marriages are made in heaven and consummated on Earth."
- John Lyly
(Related: Earth, Heaven)

"Daddy was real gentle with kids. That's why I expected so much out of marriage, figuring that all men should be steady and pleasant."
- Loretta Lynn
(Related: Men, Marriage, Kids)

"Friendships, like marriages, are dependent on avoiding the unforgivable."
- John D. MacDonald
"I want to lead the Progressive Conservative Party, a party that will promote true conservative values and principles. I can tell you right now, I am not the merger candidate. I am not interested in institutional marriages with other parties."
- Peter MacKay
(Related: Values, Conservative, Now, Party, Principles, Right, Want, Will)

"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."
- Gavin MacLeod
(Related: Marriage, Time, People, Trying)

"It is a fact that all women contribute more to marriage than men; for the most part they have to change their place of living, their method of work, a great many women today changing their occupation entirely on marriage; and they must even change their name."
- Agnes Macphail
(Related: Change, Marriage, Women, Work, Fact, Living, Name, Occupation, Today)

"Whenever the people are for gay marriage or medical marijuana or assisted suicide, suddenly the "will of the people" goes out the window."
- Bill Maher
(Related: Marriage, Medical, People, Gay, Suicide)

"There are four stages in a marriage. First there's the affair, then the marriage, then children and finally the fourth stage, without which you cannot know a woman, the divorce."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: Marriage, Children, Divorce, First, Woman)

"By our Heavenly Father and only because of God, only because of God. We're like other couples. We do not get along perfectly; we do not go without arguments and, as I call them, fights, and heartache and pain and hurting each other. But a marriage is three of us."
- Barbara Mandrell
(Related: Marriage, Father, God, Arguments, Pain)

"I was made to believe there was a plan in place for ending Donald's previous marriage. I pulled away because I wanted to allow him the time to deal with his wife."
- Marla Maples
(Related: Time, Marriage, Wife, Ending)

"I don't think he cheated on me. During the marriage, I think he was there."
- Marla Maples
(Related: Marriage)

"The problem with marriage is that it ends every night after making love, and it must be rebuilt every morning before breakfast."
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez
(Related: Marriage, Love, Night)

"Always remember that the most important thing in a good marriage is not happiness, but stability."
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez
(Related: Marriage, Happiness, Stability)

"I rise today in support of Bill C-38, the Civil Marriage Act. I rise in support of a Canada in which liberties are safeguarded, rights are protected and the people of this land are treated as equals under the law."
- Paul Martin
(Related: Marriage, People, Act, Canada, Rights, Land, Law, Support, Today)

"The facts are plain: Religious leaders who preside over marriage ceremonies must and will be guided by what they believe. If they do not wish to celebrate marriages for same-sex couples, that is their right. The Supreme Court says so. And the Charter says so."
- Paul Martin
(Related: Marriage, Court, Facts, Leaders, Religious, Right, Will)

"The sum and substance of female education in America, as in England, is training women to consider marriage as the sole object in life, and to pretend that they do not think so."
- Harriet Martineau
(Related: Education, Marriage, Women, Life, America, England, Training)

"Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who wants to live in an institution?"
- Groucho Marx
(Related: Marriage)

"Politics doesn't make strange bedfellows - marriage does."
- Groucho Marx
(Related: Marriage, Politics)

"So I really did stop and change what I saw I was about, and really try to put that principle into play as the center of everything - my friendships, my marriage, my career, my family, my way of being in the world. And that changed everything for me."
- Kathy Mattea
(Related: Change, Family, Marriage, Being, Career, Play, World)

"Marriage is a very good thing, but I think it's a mistake to make a habit out of it."
- W. Somerset Maugham
(Related: Marriage, Mistake, Habit)

"It is better to be unhappy in love than unhappy in marriage, but some people manage to be both."
- Guy de Maupassant
(Related: Love, Marriage, People)

"A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day."
- Andre Maurois
(Related: Marriage, Successful, Day)

"A marriage without conflicts is almost as inconceivable as a nation without crises."
- Andre Maurois
(Related: Marriage, Nation)

"A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short."
- Andre Maurois
(Related: Marriage, Conversation)

"Seeing unhappiness in the marriage of friends, I was content to have chosen music and laughter as a substitute for a husband."
- Elsa Maxwell
(Related: Marriage, Music, HusbContent, Friends, Laughter, Unhappiness)

"My second marriage had a lot to do with alcohol."
- Mercedes McCambridge
(Related: Marriage, Alcohol)

"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."
- Linda McCartney
(Related: Marriage, Man)

"But I wanted marriage for myself. I was not calculating about it. I wish I was more calculating."
- Linda McCartney
(Related: Marriage)

"If we repealed all the laws of the world marriage would still exist."
- Tom McClintock
(Related: Marriage, Laws, World)

"Marriage was all a woman's idea and for man's acceptance of the pretty yoke, it becomes us to be grateful."
- Phyllis McGinley
(Related: Marriage, Idea, Acceptance, Man, Pretty, Woman)

"Marriage is a wonderful thing."
- Patrick McGoohan
(Related: Marriage)

"If your neighbor has a completely different view on abortion, gay marriage, stem cell research, all of those things, you still are both Americans. Neither one of you is necessarily more patriotic than the other. Neither loves their country any more than the other one does."
- Phil McGraw
(Related: Marriage, Abortion, Americans, Country, Gay, Research)

"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."
- Millicent Carey McIntosh
(Related: Marriage, Wife, Excitement, Partnership, Support)

"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."
- Ian Mckellen
(Related: Marriage, People, Rights, Gay, Relationships)

"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."
- Mignon McLaughlin
(Related: Love, Marriage, Successful)

"Marriage, even the best marriages are tough."
- Jayne Meadows
(Related: Marriage)

"Studies have consistently shown that financial hardship is the biggest obstacle to heterosexual marriage, yet the Republican leadership has done precious little to help address the financial hardship faced by American families."
- Kendrick Meek
(Related: Leadership, Marriage, Financial, American, Hardship, Help, Republican)

"It is sad that the Republican leadership is not as interested as they say they are in protecting the institution of marriage as they are in waging a campaign to divide and distract the American people from the real issues that need to be addressed."
- Kendrick Meek
(Related: Leadership, Marriage, People, American, Republican)

"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."
- Ken Mehlman
(Related: Marriage, People, Country, Judges, Man, President, Will, Woman)

"Marriage, if one will face the truth, is an evil, but a necessary evil."
- Menander
(Related: Marriage, Truth, Evil, Will)

"Whenever a husband and wife begin to discuss their marriage they are giving evidence at a coroner's inquest."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Marriage, Wife, Husband, Giving)

"Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who would want to live in an institution?"
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Marriage, Want)

"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."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Marriage, Trust, End, Friends, Interest, Profit)

"Of my four marriages, the one to Bob Levitt is the only one I don't regret."
- Ethel Merman
(Related: Regret)

"There was absolutely no strain in marriage. Marc and I understand that this is a business. We have no problem separating our personal life with our personal life. And we have a very strong relationship."
- Rita Mero
(Related: Life, Business, 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?"
- Dennis Miller
(Related: Marriage, Money, Idea, Life)

"Here in Hollywood you can actually get a marriage license printed on an Etch-A-Sketch."
- Dennis Miller
(Related: Marriage, Hollywood)

"The marriage of a man and woman is the most enduring human institution, honored in all cultures and by every religious faith. It's in this institution that children are meant to be nurtured. We know this after thousands of years of human experience."
- Jeff Miller
(Related: Experience, Marriage, Faith, Children, Man, Religious, Woman, Years)

"It was a perfect marriage. She didn't want to and he couldn't."
- Spike Milligan
(Related: Marriage, Want)

"I don't know what it takes to make marriage work, but I'm going to keep trying until I get it right. I haven't given up on love or marriage."
- Stephanie Mills
(Related: Love, Marriage, Work, Right, Trying)

"Love is often the fruit of marriage."
- Moliere
(Related: Love, Marriage)

"Books and marriage go ill together."
- Moliere
(Related: Marriage, Books)

"My parents were both from Scotland, but had been resident in Lower Canada some time before their marriage, which took place in Montreal; and in that city I spent most of my life."
- Maria Monk
(Related: Life, Time, Marriage, Canada, Parents, Scotland)

"Before marriage, a girl has to make love to a man to hold him. After marriage, she has to hold him to make love to him."
- Marilyn Monroe
(Related: Love, Marriage, Man)

"If there is such a thing as a good marriage, it is because it resembles friendship rather than love."
- Michel de Montaigne
(Related: Friendship, Love, Marriage)

"A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband."
- Michel de Montaigne
(Related: Marriage, Wife, HusbBlind)

"Marriage is like a cage; one sees the birds outside desperate to get in, and those inside equally desperate to get out."
- Michel de Montaigne
(Related: Marriage, Birds)

"Marriage, a market which has nothing free but the entrance."
- Michel de Montaigne
(Related: Marriage, Nothing)

"The truth is you can have a great marriage, but there are still no guarantees."
- Demi Moore
(Related: Marriage, Truth)

"Marriage: love, honor, and negotiate."
- Joe Moore
(Related: Love, Honor)

"Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames."
- Thomas Moore
(Related: Love, Marriage, Truth, Emotions, End, Illusion, Romantic)

"We can't destroy the inequities between men and women until we destroy marriage."
- Robin Morgan
(Related: Marriage, Men, Women)

"When I got political that blew our marriage out of the water. I was not the same person and I admit that."
- Michael Moriarty
(Related: Marriage, Water)

"Public-opinion polls show that Americans split about evenly on civil unions. But when the words "gay marriage" are presented, they break 3-to-1 against it."
- Dick Morris
(Related: Americans, Public, Words)

"No candidate can win a presidential race advocating gay marriage and opposing the military action in Iraq."
- Dick Morris
(Related: Marriage, Action, Gay, Iraq, Military, Race)

"I like marriage. The idea."
- Toni Morrison
(Related: Marriage, Idea)

"I think it's something that needs to be said - that there are interracial marriages out there, and the couples live happy lives, and there's nothing wrong with it."
- Tia Mowry
(Related: Needs, Nothing, Wrong)

"We are talking about someone who has lived. It must be honored in every respect. The fictional can take any kind of channel - according to the actor's marriage to the character."
- Kate Mulgrew
(Related: Marriage, Character, Actor, Respect, Talking)

"The priesthood is a marriage. People often start by falling in love, and they go on for years without realizing that love must change into some other love which is so unlike it that it can hardly be recognized as love at all."
- Iris Murdoch
(Related: Change, Love, Marriage, People, Years)

"One doesn't have to get anywhere in a marriage. It's not a public conveyance."
- Iris Murdoch
(Related: Marriage, Public)

"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."
- Iris Murdoch
(Related: Marriage, Giving)

"More than 1.1 million taxpayers in Pennsylvania will enjoy a lower tax rate, more than 1.4 million married couples will benefit from the reduction in the marriage penalty, and more than 1.1 million parents will have the advantage of an increased child tax credit."
- Tim Murphy
(Related: Marriage, Credit, Tax, Parents, Will)

"Instead, I think over the years we have cut the strength of marriage and relationships by the law and weakened the institution. We have tried to deal with relationships with no-fault divorce, with child custody, with so many other avenues; and it has not helped."
- Timothy Murphy
(Related: Marriage, Strength, Divorce, Law, Relationships, Years)

"Marriage should be a duet - when one sings, the other claps."
- Joe Murray
(Related: Marriage)

"Marriage is the alliance of two people, one of whom never remembers birthdays and the other who never forgets them."
- Ogden Nash
(Related: Marriage, People, Alliance)

"To keep your marriage brimming, With love in the loving cup, Whenever you're wrong, admit it; Whenever you're right, shut up."
- Ogden Nash
(Related: Love, Marriage, Right, Wrong)

"The secret to a happy marriage is to tell your spouse everything, but the essentials."
- Cynthia Nelms
(Related: Marriage)

"Let me be clear. I support the definition of marriage as a union between a man and a woman."
- Ben Nelson
(Related: Marriage, Man, Support, Woman)

"Forty-five States, as the gentleman just said, have determined by people that were elected by the people of that State that marriage is the definition of one man and one woman."
- Randy Neugebauer
(Related: Marriage, People, Gentleman, State, states, Woman)

"Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of the definition of a marriage as between one man and one woman."
- Randy Neugebauer
(Related: Marriage, Man, Support, Today, Woman)

"Thousands of years and many civilizations have defined a marriage as the union between one man and one woman. With few exceptions, those civilizations that did not follow that perished."
- Randy Neugebauer
(Related: Marriage, Man, Woman, Years)

"I'm most proud of the longevity of my marriage, my kids, and my grandchildren. If you don't have that, you really don't have very much."
- Bob Newhart
(Related: Marriage, Kids, Longevity)

"Marriage - a book of which the first chapter is written in poetry and the remaining chapters in prose."
- Beverley Nichols
(Related: Marriage, Poetry, First, Prose)

"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."
- Jack Nicholson
(Related: Life, Marriage, Thought, Policy, Relationships, Theory)

"The great secret of a successful marriage is to treat all disasters as incidents and none of the incidents as disasters."
- Harold Nicolson
(Related: Marriage, Successful, Disasters)

"All I know is it destroyed my family, it destroyed my marriage to Sylvester and I will never get over it."
- Brigitte Nielsen
(Related: Marriage, Family, Will)

"It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Friendship, Love)

"When marrying, ask yourself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this person into your old age? Everything else in marriage is transitory."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Marriage, Old, Will)

"With children no longer the universally accepted reason for marriage, marriages are going to have to exist on their own merits."
- Eleanor Holmes Norton
(Related: Marriage, Children, Reason)

"I opposed the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996. It should be repealed and I will vote for its repeal on the Senate floor. I will also oppose any proposal to amend the U.S. Constitution to ban gays and lesbians from marrying."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Marriage, Act, Constitution, Defense, Senate, Vote, Will)

"During last night's debate, John Kerry and John Edwards were so friendly to each other some political experts think that they may end up running together. In fact Kerry and Edwards were so friendly, President Bush accused them of planning a gay marriage."
- Conan O'Brien
(Related: Marriage, Debate, End, Experts, Fact, Gay, May, Night, Planning, President, Running)

"There are two kinds of marriages - where the husband quotes the wife and where the wife quotes the husband."
- Clifford Odets
(Related: Wife, Husband, Quotes)

"I was appalled and shocked that Bush used the State of the Union to attack same-sex marriages and indicated that he would support a constitutional amendment."
- Jean O'Leary
(Related: State, Support)

"The very idea of marriage is basic to recognition as equals in our society; any status short of that is inferior, unjust, and unconstitutional."
- Ted Olson
(Related: Marriage, Idea, Society)

"The United States Supreme Court has repeatedly held that marriage is one of the most fundamental rights that we have as Americans under our Constitution."
- Ted Olson
(Related: Marriage, Americans, Constitution, Court, Rights, states, United)

"Another argument, vaguer and even less persuasive, is that gay marriage somehow does harm to heterosexual marriage. I have yet to meet anyone who can explain to me what this means. In what way would allowing same-sex partners to marry diminish the marriages of heterosexual couples?"
- Ted Olson
(Related: Marriage, Argument, Gay, Harm)

"Marriage is a gamble, let's be honest."
- Yoko Ono
(Related: Marriage)

"Staying married may have long-term benefits. You can elicit much more sympathy from friends over a bad marriage than you ever can from a good divorce."
- P. J. O'Rourke
(Related: Marriage, Sympathy, Benefits, Divorce, Friends, May)

"I don't think that a same-sex marriage is the way God intended it to be."
- Joel Osteen
(Related: Marriage, God)

"Our marriage is between us. If we decide to continue being together or not, it's our business."
- Gwyneth Paltrow
(Related: Business, Marriage, Being)

"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."
- Rod Parsley
(Related: Marriage, Bible, Court, Land, Prayer, Reading, Schools)

"Love is not weakness. It is strong. Only the sacrament of marriage can contain it."
- Boris Pasternak
(Related: Love, Marriage, Weakness)

"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."
- Ron Paul
(Related: Marriage, People, Act, Engineering, Judges, Liberty)

"Marriage is an act of will that signifies and involves a mutual gift, which unites the spouses and binds them to their eventual souls, with whom they make up a sole family - a domestic church."
- Pope John Paul II
(Related: Family, Marriage, Church, Act, Will)

"Marriage may often be a stormy lake, but celibacy is almost always a muddy horse pond."
- Thomas Love Peacock
(Related: Marriage, Celibacy, May)

"Marriage ain't easy, but it's great most of the time."
- Sean Penn
(Related: Marriage, Time)

"In marriage do thou be wise: prefer the person before money, virtue before beauty, the mind before the body; then thou hast a wife, a friend, a companion, a second self."
- William Penn
(Related: Marriage, Beauty, Money, Wife, Friend, Virtue, Body, Mind, Self)

"I feel strongly for gay marriage to be accepted."
- Bernadette Peters
(Related: Marriage, Gay)

"God invented concubinage, satan marriage."
- Francis Picabia
(Related: Marriage, God, Satan)

"Sleeping together is a euphemism for people, but tantamount to marriage with cats."
- Marge Piercy
(Related: Marriage, People, Cats)

"I'm not convinced about marriage. Divorce is so easy, and that fact that gay people are not allowed to marry takes much of the meaning out of it. Committing yourself to one person is sacred."
- Natalie Portman
(Related: Marriage, People, Divorce, Fact, Gay, Meaning)

"I'm not eager to jump into marriage again. I'm in the corner right now, wearing my dunce cap. That area is obviously a nightmare."
- Lisa Marie Presley
(Related: Marriage, Now, Right)

"I have a wonderful marriage and two great kids."
- Kelly Preston
(Related: Marriage, Kids)

"Marriage is like paying an endless visit in your worst clothes."
- J. B. Priestley
(Related: Marriage, Clothes, Visit)

"Marriage is really tough because you have to deal with feelings... and lawyers."
- Richard Pryor
(Related: Marriage, Feelings, Lawyers)

"I believe in the institution of marriage, and I intend to keep trying till I get it right."
- Richard Pryor
(Related: Marriage, Right, Trying)

"The clearest explanation for the failure of any marriage is that the two people are incompatible; that is, that one is male and the other female."
- Anna Quindlen
(Related: Marriage, People, Failure)

"When undertaking marriage, everyone must be the judge of his own thoughts, and take counsel from himself."
- Francois Rabelais
(Related: Marriage, Thoughts)

"For the standard of Christian life was to be strained to a higher pitch; more fasting was required, and more careful separation from the manners and enjoyments of the world; celibacy and martyrdom had great value set upon them, and second marriages were prohibited."
- Robert Rainy
(Related: Life, Christian, Celibacy, Manners, Separation, Value, World)

"I'm certain that it was an incredible gift for me to not only be friends with some of the greatest blues people who've ever lived, but to learn how they played, how they sang, how they lived their lives, ran their marriages, and talked to their kids."
- Bonnie Raitt
(Related: People, Friends, Kids)

"We must have great respect for these people who also suffer and who want to find their own way of correct living. On the other hand, to create a legal form of a kind of homosexual marriage, in reality, does not help these people."
- Joseph Ratzinger
(Related: Legal, Marriage, People, Help, Living, Reality, Respect, Want)

"Above all, we must have great respect for these people who also suffer and who want to find their own way of correct living. On the other hand, to create a legal form of a kind of homosexual marriage, in reality, does not help these people."
- Joseph Ratzinger
(Related: Legal, Marriage, People, Help, Living, Reality, Respect, Want)

"I think that two people who decide to live together in a marriage situation, they have an obligation to make the marriage work for them."
- Helen Reddy
(Related: Marriage, Work, People, Obligation)

"I believe wholeheartedly in marriage. I don't exclusively mean a marriage with a legal contract, but any relationship that constitutes a marriage because of the quality of their relationship."
- Helen Reddy
(Related: Legal, Marriage, Quality)

"Women today have more of an overview of their lives and how marriage is or is not a part of it."
- Helen Reddy
(Related: Marriage, Women, Today)

"There were times after my marriage ended where, you know, I really felt like I was at the bottom of a mountain, there was a great big, fog up there, and I'm never going to cross to the other side."
- Lynn Redgrave
(Related: Marriage)

"I don't want marriage. You know why? Because I did that. I did it for 32 years."
- Lynn Redgrave
(Related: Marriage, Want, Years)

"Sometimes divorce is better than marriage."
- Sumner Redstone
(Related: Marriage, Divorce)

"Marriage is about the most expensive way for the average man to get laundry done."
- Burt Reynolds
(Related: Marriage, Man)

"Heather knows why and when her marriage ended with Richie and she knows why my marriage ended with Charlie."
- Denise Richards
(Related: Marriage)

"I've always been suspicious of TV, I've always found music and video to be an unhappy marriage."
- Keith Richards
(Related: Marriage, Music)

"Love before marriage is absolutely necessary."
- Samuel Richardson
(Related: Love, Marriage)

"Marriage is the highest state of friendship. If happy, it lessens our cares by dividing them, at the same time that it doubles our pleasures by mutual participation."
- Samuel Richardson
(Related: Marriage, Time, Friendship, Participation, State)

"Let a man do what he will by a single woman, the world is encouragingly apt to think Marriage a sufficient amends."
- Samuel Richardson
(Related: Marriage, Man, Will, Woman, World)

"I think church and state should remain entirely separate at all costs, and that the decision of religious marriage should be of each faith to debate and decide free of political influence."
- Adam Rickitt
(Related: Faith, Marriage, Decision, Church, Debate, Influence, Religious, State)

"More belongs to marriage than four legs in a bed."
- Rainer Maria Rilke
(Related: Marriage, Bed)

"There may be good, but there are no pleasant marriages."
- Rainer Maria Rilke
(Related: May)

"I think marriage and athletes is a bad combination."
- Dennis Rodman
(Related: Marriage, Athletes)

"Never stay in a bad marriage, and don't hang around with psycho coke fiends."
- Joe Rogan
(Related: Marriage)

"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."
- Mitt Romney
(Related: Marriage, Time, People, Man, Respect, Woman)

"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."
- Mitt Romney
(Related: Marriage, Americans, Intolerance, Majority)

"I'm the only man in the world with a marriage licence made out to whom it may concern."
- Mickey Rooney
(Related: Marriage, Concern, Man, May, World)

"I have to be asked, I guess, but I love the idea of marriage. I think it's beautiful. I'm such a romantic, and I always have been."
- Portia de Rossi
(Related: Love, Marriage, Idea, Romantic)

"Marriage is one of the most sacred human institutions. I asked our Senators, as many South Dakotans have done, to protect marriage as a union between a man and a woman."
- Mike Rounds
(Related: Marriage, Man, Senators, Woman)

"Before marriage, a man declares that he would lay down his life to serve you; after marriage, he won't even lay down his newspaper to talk to you."
- Helen Rowland
(Related: Life, Marriage, Man, Talk)

"Love, the quest; marriage, the conquest; divorce, the inquest."
- Helen Rowland
(Related: Love, Marriage, Conquest, Divorce)

"Marriage is like twirling a baton, turning hand springs or eating with chopsticks. It looks easy until you try it."
- Helen Rowland
(Related: Marriage, Eating)

"Marriage is the miracle that transforms a kiss from a pleasure into a duty."
- Helen Rowland
(Related: Marriage, Kiss, Duty, Pleasure)

"A bride at her second marriage does not wear a veil. She wants to see what she is getting."
- Helen Rowland
(Related: Marriage)

"After marriage, a woman's sight becomes so keen that she can see right through her husband without looking at him, and a man's so dull that he can look right through his wife without seeing her."
- Helen Rowland
(Related: Marriage, Wife, Husband, Man, Right, Sight, Woman)

"After a few years of marriage a man can look right at a woman without seeing her and a woman can see right through a man without looking at him."
- Helen Rowland
(Related: Marriage, Man, Right, Woman, Years)

"France may claim the happiest marriages in the world, but the happiest divorces in the world are "made in America.""
- Helen Rowland
(Related: America, France, May, World)

"I know that the odds are against a marriage lasting 60 years."
- Darrell Royal
(Related: Marriage, Years)

"I think men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage. They've experienced pain and bought jewelry."
- Rita Rudner
(Related: Men, Marriage, Pain)

"Marriages don't last. When I meet a guy, the first question I ask myself is: is this the man I want my children to spend their weekends with?"
- Rita Rudner
(Related: Children, First, Man, Question, Want)

"Men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage - they've experienced pain and bought jewelry."
- Rita Rudner
(Related: Marriage, Men, Pain)

"In Hollywood a marriage is a success if it outlasts milk."
- Rita Rudner
(Related: Marriage, Success, Hollywood)

"I think of marriage as a garden. You have to tend to it. Respect it, take care of it, feed it. Make sure everyone is getting the right amount of, um, sunlight."
- Mark Ruffalo
(Related: Marriage, Care, Garden, Respect, Right)

"I ran to my marriage, I was happily ready to take on marriage."
- Mark Ruffalo
(Related: Marriage)

"I don't know, one out of every two marriages ends up in divorce so there's a lot of great people out there who people aren't happy with."
- Mark Ruffalo
(Related: People, Divorce)

"Marriage is for women the commonest mode of livelihood, and the total amount of undesired sex endured by women is probably greater in marriage than in prostitution."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Marriage, Women, Sex, Prostitution)

"Marriage, laws, the police, armies and navies are the mark of human incompetence."
- Dora Russell
(Related: Marriage, Incompetence, Laws, Police)

"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."
- Meg Ryan
(Related: Marriage, Time, Man)

"For me it's also - the music is equally as important. I mean I think as somebody who writes music, there just has to sort of be the marriage between both."
- Katey Sagal
(Related: Marriage, Music)

"Olympism is the marriage of sport and culture."
- Juan Antonio Samaranch
(Related: Marriage, Culture)

"It takes two to make a marriage a success and only one to make it a failure."
- Herbert Samuel
(Related: Marriage, Success, Failure)

"A wife lasts only for the length of the marriage, but an ex-wife is there for the rest of your life."
- Jim Samuels
(Related: Life, Marriage, Wife, Rest)

"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."
- Margaret Sanger
(Related: Love, Marriage, Body, Desire, Earth, Sensibility, Woman)

"Isn't that the ultimate homeland security, standing up and defending marriage?"
- Rick Santorum
(Related: Marriage, Security)

"I'm always told that what I say is controversial. Why is it controversial? Because I speak from a tradition that has now fallen out of favor with the dominant media in this country. And so when I say things like marriage should be between one man and one woman, I'm called a bigot."
- Rick Santorum
(Related: Marriage, Country, Man, Media, Now, Tradition, Woman)

"Every society in the history of man has upheld the institution of marriage as a bond between a man and a woman. Why? Because society is based on one thing: that society is based on the future of the society. And that's what? Children. Monogamous relationships."
- Rick Santorum
(Related: History, Marriage, Society, Children, Future, Man, Relationships, Woman)

"The ideal mother, like the ideal marriage, is a fiction."
- Milton R. Sapirstein
(Related: Marriage, Mother, Fiction)

"In interviews I gave early on in my career, I was quoted as saying it was possible to have it all: a dynamic job, marriage, and children. In some respects, I was a social adolescent."
- Jessica Savitch
(Related: Marriage, Career, Children, Job, Saying)

"It had not occurred to me that marriage requires the same effort as a career. And unlike a career, marriage requires a joint effort."
- Jessica Savitch
(Related: Marriage, Career, Effort)

"I'm a heathen when it comes to marriage."
- Greta Scacchi
(Related: Marriage)

"First love is first love, first marriage is first marriage, disappointment is disappointment."
- Maximilian Schell
(Related: Love, Marriage, Disappointment, First, First love)

"A so-called happy marriage corresponds to love as a correct poem to an improvised song."
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
(Related: Love, Marriage, Song)

"I had a happy marriage and a nice wife. I accomplished everything you can. What more can you want?"
- Max Schmeling
(Related: Marriage, Wife, Want)

"I think that gay marriage should be between a man and a woman."
- Arnold Schwarzenegger
(Related: Marriage, Gay, Man, Woman)

"There are powerful emotions that bring two people together in wonderful harmony in a marriage. Satan knows this, and would tempt you to try these emotions outside of marriage. Do not stir emotions meant to be used only in marriage."
- Richard G. Scott
(Related: Marriage, People, Emotions, Harmony, Satan)

"I'd like to see marriage count again among African-Americans and not just in the society in general."
- Leah Ward Sears
(Related: Marriage, Society, African)

"I don't think there is such a definition of a perfect family, but I do think that our marriages are in crisis. Our families are in crisis. And I think the African-American family is at one of the worst stages it's been at in a very long time in this country. Fatherlessness is rampant."
- Leah Ward Sears
(Related: Family, Time, African, Country, Crisis)

"After 14 years, it better be a real marriage, you know? We do have a great time together. We are really lucky."
- Kyra Sedgwick
(Related: Time, Marriage, Years)

"Of all actions of a man's life, his marriage does least concern other people, yet of all actions of our life tis most meddled with by other people."
- John Selden
(Related: Life, Marriage, People, Actions, Concern, Man)

"I went through a long period of time in that marriage when I didn't believe anything was my fault. I had to face what my part was, and only because of that difficult work was I able to trust a man again."
- Connie Sellecca
(Related: Marriage, Time, Trust, Work, Fault, Man)

"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."
- Jeff Sessions
(Related: Marriage, Judges, Now, State, states, United)

"Marriage, at this point in my life? I'm not interested in it. Yet. Maybe later when I'm 35 or 40."
- Amanda Seyfried
(Related: Life, Marriage)

"Many a good hanging prevents a bad marriage."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Marriage)

"There is no subject on which more dangerous nonsense is talked and thought than marriage."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Marriage, Thought, Nonsense)

"Marriage is popular because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Marriage, Opportunity, Popular, Temptation)

"Marriage is good enough for the lower classes: they have facilities for desertion that are denied to us."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Marriage)

"Marriage is an alliance entered into by a man who can't sleep with the window shut, and a woman who can't sleep with the window open."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Marriage, Alliance, Man, Open, Sleep, Woman)

"I tried marriage. I'm 0 for 3 with the marriage thing. So, being a ballplayer - I believe in numbers. I'm not going 0 for 4. I'm not wearing a golden sombrero."
- Charlie Sheen
(Related: Marriage, Being, Numbers)

"I'm 0 for 3 with marriage - the scoreboard doesn't lie, never has. So what we all have is a marriage of the heart. To sully or contaminate or radically disrespect this union with a shameful contract is something that I will leave to the amateurs and the Bible grippers."
- Charlie Sheen
(Related: Marriage, Lie, Heart, Bible, Will)

"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."
- Allan Sherman
(Related: Marriage, Adultery, Divorce, Fact)

"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."
- Michelle Shocked
(Related: Marriage, Performance, Acceptance, Past, Singing, Therapy, Writing)

"President Bush has a record of cutting taxes, has provided a prescription drug benefit for seniors, has upheld the Second Amendment and remains committed to stopping liberal activists judges who are redefining marriage."
- Bill Shuster
(Related: Marriage, Judges, Liberal, President, Taxes)

"After marriage, the other man's wife looks more beautiful."
- Navjot Singh Sidhu
(Related: Marriage, Wife, Man)

"Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads, which sew people together through the years."
- Simone Signoret
(Related: Marriage, People, Years)

"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."
- Neil Simon
(Related: Marriage, Care)

"We all want something else other than what we have and don't realize what you got works. It works. It does work. You gotta work. Marriage is work. Marriage is a career. It's not an adventure."
- Sinbad
(Related: Marriage, Work, Adventure, Career, Want)

"I look back to when I got divorced in the late 1970s. When that happened, I was so broken up. After that, I decided to seek God for my life and my next marriage."
- Ricky Skaggs
(Related: Life, Marriage, God)

"My parents had a wonderful marriage, but it was a very dependent relationship. My mother was entirely dependent on my father because that's how it was in those days."
- Erika Slezak
(Related: Marriage, Mother, Father, Parents)

"There is something revolting about the way girls' minds often jump to marriage long before they jump to love. And most of those minds are shut to what marriage really means."
- Dodie Smith
(Related: Marriage, Love, Girls)

"The Southern slave would obey God in respect to marriage, and also to the reading and studying of His word. But this, as we have seen, is forbidden him."
- Gerrit Smith
(Related: God, Marriage, Forbidden, Reading, Respect, Word)

"The marriage didn't work out but the separation is great."
- Liz Smith
(Related: Marriage, Work, Separation)

"Marriage resembles a pair of shears, so joined that they cannot be separated; often moving in opposite directions, yet always punishing anyone who comes between them."
- Sydney Smith
(Related: Marriage)

"It works much like a marriage, an old marriage. You've got to work on it."
- Dick Smothers
(Related: Work, Marriage, Old)

"As to marriage or celibacy, let a man take which course he will, he will be sure to repent."
- Socrates
(Related: Marriage, Celibacy, Man, Will)

"I had only two offers of marriage in my life, and I refused both."
- Catherine Helen Spence
(Related: Marriage, Life)

"Marriage: a ceremony in which rings are put on the finger of the lady and through the nose of the gentleman."
- Herbert Spencer
(Related: Ceremony, Lady, Gentleman)

"Marriage: A word which should be pronounced "mirage"."
- Herbert Spencer
(Related: Word)

"I would say that the surest measure of a man's or a woman's maturity is the harmony, style, joy, and dignity he creates in his marriage, and the pleasure and inspiration he provides for his spouse."
- Benjamin Spock
(Related: Marriage, Inspiration, Dignity, Harmony, Joy, Man, Maturity, Measure, Pleasure, Style, Woman)

"To live for a principle, for the triumph of some reform by which all mankind are to be lifted up to be wedded to an idea may be, after all, the holiest and happiest of marriages."
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton
(Related: Idea, Mankind, May, Reform)

"And in a marriage you can't TRY and be married. You're married or you're not married... as far as I'm concerned."
- Ringo Starr
(Related: Marriage)

"Now I'm a wife and a mother of two. It's a really different role. I always referred to No Doubt as a marriage, because that's what it's like to be together for so long and go through what we've been through. I can't really have that relationship with them anymore."
- Gwen Stefani
(Related: Marriage, Mother, Wife, Doubt, Now)

"What is marriage, is marriage protection or religion, is marriage renunciation or abundance, is marriage a stepping-stone or an end. What is marriage."
- Gertrude Stein
(Related: Marriage, Religion, Abundance, End, Protection, Renunciation)

"A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it."
- John Steinbeck
(Related: Marriage, Control, Journey, Wrong)

"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."
- Gloria Steinem
(Related: Men, Women, Marriage, Career, Children)

"I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to combine marriage and a career."
- Gloria Steinem
(Related: Marriage, Advice, Career, Man)

"A liberated woman is one who has sex before marriage and a job after."
- Gloria Steinem
(Related: Marriage, Sex, Job, Woman)

"I did know Ted Hughes and I partly wrote the book to explain to myself and others the complexities of a marriage that was for six years wonderfully productive of poetry and then ended in tragedy."
- Anne Stevenson
(Related: Marriage, Poetry, Tragedy, Years)

"Marriage is like life - it is a field of battle, not a bed of roses."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
(Related: Life, Marriage, Battle, Bed, Roses)

"Marriage is one long conversation, chequered by disputes."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
(Related: Marriage, Conversation)

"Marriage: A friendship recognized by the police."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
(Related: Friendship, Police)

"You can forgive people who do not follow you through a philosophical disquisition; but to find your wife laughing when you had tears in your eyes, or staring when you were in a fit of laughter, would go some way towards a dissolution of the marriage."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
(Related: Marriage, Wife, People, Eyes, Laughter, Tears)

"In marriage, a man becomes slack and selfish, and undergoes a fatty degeneration of his moral being."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
(Related: Marriage, Being, Man)

"Yes, the marriage proposal was shot. Michael excluded the dialogue from the final edit."
- Madeleine Stowe
(Related: Marriage)

"Content and technology are strange bed fellows. We are joined together. Sometimes we misunderstand each other. But isn't that after all the definition of marriage?"
- Howard Stringer
(Related: Marriage, Technology, Bed, Content)

"The most successful marriages, gay or straight, even if they begin in romantic love, often become friendships. It's the ones that become the friendships that last."
- Andrew Sullivan
(Related: Love, Successful, Gay, Romantic)

"My own early crusade for same-sex marriage, for example, is now mainstream gay politics. It wasn't when I started."
- Andrew Sullivan
(Related: Marriage, Politics, Example, Gay, Now)

"Defining marriage is a power that should be left to the states. Moreover, no state should be forced to recognize a marriage that is not within its own laws, Constitution, and legal precedents."
- John Sununu
(Related: Legal, Marriage, Power, Constitution, Laws, Precedents, State, states)

"I'm knocking our pitiful, pathetic lawmakers. And I thank God that President Bush has stated, we need a Constitutional amendment that states that marriage is between a man and a woman."
- Jimmy Swaggart
(Related: Marriage, God, Man, President, states, Woman)

"I've given my memoirs far more thought than any of my marriages. You can't divorce a book."
- Gloria Swanson
(Related: Thought, Divorce)

"Time turns the old days to derision, Our loves into corpses or wives; And marriage and death and division Make barren our lives."
- Algernon Charles Swinburne
(Related: Death, Marriage, Time, Old, Wives)

"I've always believed the two best anti-poverty programs are work and marriage."
- James Talent
(Related: Marriage, Work)

"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."
- James Talent
(Related: Work, Marriage, People, Future, Legislation, Now, Old, Reform, Understanding, Welfare, Will)

"Marriage is a great institution."
- Elizabeth Taylor
(Related: Marriage)

"Sobering up was responsible for breaking up my marriage. That's what it couldn't stand."
- James Taylor
(Related: Marriage)

"Marriage is the mother of the world. It preserves kingdoms, and fills cities and churches, and heaven itself."
- Jeremy Taylor
(Related: Marriage, Mother, Churches, Cities, Heaven, World)

"Newlyweds, they have this ideal, this picture of what marriage is like, something similar of their favorite memories growing up. If only it were that simple."
- William Taylor
(Related: Marriage, Favorite, Growing up, Memories)

"How long before we have, not just homosexual marriage, but homosexual unions between adult men and small boys?"
- Randall Terry
(Related: Men, Marriage, Boys)

"Divorce these days is a religious vow, as if the proper offspring of marriage."
- Tertullian
(Related: Marriage, Divorce, Religious, Vow)

"There is no loneliness like that of a failed marriage."
- Alexander Theroux
(Related: Marriage, Loneliness)

"In the 1960s we were fighting to be recognized as equals in the marketplace, in marriage, in education and on the playing field. It was a very exciting, rebellious time."
- Marlo Thomas
(Related: Education, Time, Marriage, Fighting)

"There is more of good nature than of good sense at the bottom of most marriages."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Nature, Sense)

"Next month, I will celebrate my 30th anniversary of marriage with my beautiful bride, Vicki. Our marriage has been a blessing. I have gained even more respect for the institution over the past 3 decades and will defend it against attack."
- Todd Tiahrt
(Related: Marriage, Past, Respect, Will)

"My daughter is a good, caring, compassionate person. To me that's the true meaning of success, even though the marriages didn't work out. My success with my daughter is all that matters."
- Charlene Tilton
(Related: Success, Work, Daughter, Caring, Meaning)

"I had a lousy marriage and I drank too much."
- Pat Travers
(Related: Marriage)

"But I don't think that it's a form of family that I would be comfortable in. I've found a way to this character and this family, but I still believe that a marriage is between two people and not seven or three."
- Jeanne Tripplehorn
(Related: Family, Marriage, People, Character)

"A man's love, till it has been chastened and fastened by the feeling of duty which marriage brings with it, is instigated mainly by the difficulty of pursuit."
- Anthony Trollope
(Related: Marriage, Love, Difficulty, Duty, Feeling, Man, Pursuit)

"A good businessman never makes a contract unless he's sure he can carry it through, yet every fool on earth is perfectly willing to sign a marriage contract without considering whether he can live up to it or not."
- Dalton Trumbo
(Related: Marriage, Earth, Fool)

"In those days, man, in the '50s, black people in the South... We didn't recognize contracts that much. And we didn't recognize marriages that much, either."
- Ike Turner
(Related: People, Man)

"Wit is the sudden marriage of ideas which before their union were not perceived to have any relation."
- Mark Twain
(Related: Marriage, Ideas, Wit)

"I'll always be sad that my marriage ended."
- Shania Twain
(Related: Marriage)

"Marriage isn't a carnival ride."
- Aisha Tyler
(Related: Marriage, Carnival)

"She worded it a bit strongly, but I do find myself more and more struck by the differences between the sexes. To put it another way: All marriages are mixed marriages."
- Anne Tyler
(Related: Sexes)

"The Amateur Marriage grew out of the reflection that of all the opportunities to show differences in character, surely an unhappy marriage must be the richest."
- Anne Tyler
(Related: Marriage, Character, Reflection)

"It's nice to know you have support. Last night I got a marriage proposal. I just laughed."
- Carrie Underwood
(Related: Marriage, Night, Support)

"That a marriage ends is less than ideal; but all things end under heaven, and if temporality is held to be invalidating, then nothing real succeeds."
- John Updike
(Related: Marriage, End, Heaven, Nothing)

"The first breath of adultery is the freest; after it, constraints aping marriage develop."
- John Updike
(Related: Marriage, Adultery, First)

"Every marriage tends to consist of an aristocrat and a peasant. Of a teacher and a learner."
- John Updike
(Related: Marriage)

"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."
- Kathy Valentine
(Related: Business, Experience, Marriage, Friend)

"When I think of a merry, happy, free young girl - and look at the ailing, aching state a young wife generally is doomed to - which you can't deny is the penalty of marriage."
- Queen Victoria
(Related: Marriage, Wife, State)

"A marriage is no amusement but a solemn act, and generally a sad one."
- Queen Victoria
(Related: Marriage, Act, Amusement)

"Marriage is like putting your hand into a bag of snakes in the hope of pulling out an eel."
- Leonardo da Vinci
(Related: Marriage, Hope)

"One advantage of marriage is that, when you fall out of love with him or he falls out of love with you, it keeps you together until you fall in again."
- Judith Viorst
(Related: Love, Marriage)

"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."
- David Vitter
(Related: Marriage, History, Stability, World)

"Divorce is probably of nearly the same date as marriage. I believe, however, that marriage is some weeks the more ancient."
- Voltaire
(Related: Marriage, Divorce)

"Friendship is the marriage of the soul, and this marriage is liable to divorce."
- Voltaire
(Related: Friendship, Marriage, Soul, Divorce)

"The proper union of gin and vermouth is a great and sudden glory; it is one of the happiest marriages on earth, and one of the shortest lived."
- Bernard De Voto
(Related: Earth, Glory)

"The value of marriage is not that adults produce children but that children produce adults."
- Peter De Vries
(Related: Marriage, Children, Value)

"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."
- Peter De Vries
(Related: Marriage, Children, Value)

"The difficulty with marriage is that we fall in love with a personality, but must live with a character."
- Peter De Vries
(Related: Love, Marriage, Character, Difficulty, Personality)

"A marriage license should not be viewed as a license for a husband to forcibly rape his wife with impunity."
- Sol Wachtler
(Related: Marriage, Wife, Husband)

"What we need are not prohibitory marriage laws, but a reformed society, an educated public opinion which will teach individual duty in these matters."
- Alfred Russel Wallace
(Related: Marriage, Society, Duty, Laws, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Will)

"The media seems to think only abortion and gay marriage are religious issues. Poverty is a moral issue, it's a faith issue, it's a religious issue."
- Jim Wallis
(Related: Faith, Marriage, Abortion, Gay, Media, Poverty, Religious)

"It became plain very soon after our marriage that ours was to be a literary partnership."
- Mary A. Ward
(Related: Marriage, Literary, Partnership)

"For after my marriage I had made various attempts to write fiction. They were clearly failures."
- Mary A. Ward
(Related: Marriage, Fiction)

"In mid-life the man wants to see how irresistible he still is to younger women. How they turn their hearts to stone and more or less commit a murder of their marriage I just don't know, but they do."
- Earl Warren
(Related: Marriage, Women, Man, Murder)

"There was a time in the marriage when I could no longer look at myself in a mirror, couldn't feel I was a nice person. A bad relationship can do that, can make you doubt everything good you ever felt about yourself."
- Dionne Warwick
(Related: Marriage, Time, Doubt)

"And my marriage was perfect when I wasn't famous."
- Damon Wayans
(Related: Marriage, Famous)

"Sooner or later they are going to live in a New York City where gay marriage is not only legal, but it's common and they don't even notice."
- Anthony Weiner
(Related: Marriage, Legal, Gay)

"I've exchanged messages and photos of an explicit nature with about six women over the last three years. For the most part, these communications took place before my marriage, though some have sadly took place after. To be clear, I have never met any of these women or had physical relationships at any time."
- Anthony Weiner
(Related: Nature, Time, Women, Marriage, Relationships, Years)

"No marriage can stand up under the strain of incessant association."
- Johnny Weissmuller
(Related: Marriage)

"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
(Related: Marriage, Love, Dream, Childhood, Compromise, Reality)

"Today the House has a chance to give 25 million married couples the best Valentine's Day gift possible, elimination from the most unfair of taxes, the marriage tax penalty."
- Jerry Weller
(Related: Marriage, Chance, Day, Tax, Taxes, Today)

"People try much less hard to make a marriage work than they used to fifty years ago. Divorce is easier."
- Mary Wesley
(Related: Marriage, Work, People, Divorce, Years)

"My father was a soldier and my mother was a great mover. She once counted up how many places she had lived in during the first 25 years of her marriage and it came to 20."
- Mary Wesley
(Related: Marriage, Mother, Father, First, Years)

"Each marriage has to be judged separately, and we never know what's going on in another person's marriage."
- Mary Wesley
(Related: Marriage)

"Marriage is a great institution, but I'm not ready for an institution."
- Mae West
(Related: Marriage)

"My father and mother were second cousins, though they did not meet till shortly before their marriage."
- Patrick White
(Related: Marriage, Mother, Father)

"Legislation to create a new 10 percent tax bracket, reduce the marriage penalty, cut the tax rate on dividends and capital gains, and increase the child tax credit have been essential elements in this economic expansion."
- Roger Wicker
(Related: Marriage, Credit, Tax, Legislation)

"My parents have a wonderful marriage, for many years. But I can't commit myself for such a long time."
- Kim Wilde
(Related: Time, Marriage, Parents, Years)

"The mark of a good marriage is partnership and continuing to feel inspired by your spouse. I had that with Tao. But the end is not necessarily the tragedy. Staying in a relationship that is no longer working is the tragedy. Living unhappily - that's the tragedy."
- Olivia Wilde
(Related: Marriage, End, Living, Partnership, Tragedy)

"How marriage ruins a man! It is as demoralizing as cigarettes, and far more expensive."
- Oscar Wilde
(Related: Marriage)

"The one charm about marriage is that it makes a life of deception absolutely necessary for both parties."
- Oscar Wilde
(Related: Life, Marriage, Charm, Deception)

"Marriage is a bribe to make the housekeeper think she's a householder."
- Thornton Wilder
(Related: Marriage)

"We'll sort of get over the marriage first and then maybe look at the kids. But obviously we want a family so we'll have to start thinking about that."
- Prince William
(Related: Family, Marriage, First, Kids, Thinking, Want)

"Marriage to Fernando offered shelter and security, but the shackle was the price I'd pay."
- Esther Williams
(Related: Marriage, Security)

"As a 29-year-old, the only thing that I can possibly think is that if I'm still performing at 50, it's because I'll have had disastrous marriages and I have to pay for them."
- Robbie Williams
"Marriage has a unique place because it speaks of an absolute faithfulness, a covenant between radically different persons, male and female; and so it echoes the absolute covenant of God with his chosen, a covenant between radically different partners."
- Rowan D. Williams
(Related: Marriage, God, Faithfulness)

"I am a Colorado native, and, no, I did not vote for the anti-gay amendment or the same-sex marriage ban, and I am not a member of a militia."
- Connie Willis
(Related: Marriage, Vote)

"My father was on the faculty in the Chemistry Department of Harvard University; my mother had one year of graduate work in physics before her marriage."
- Kenneth G. Wilson
(Related: Marriage, Work, Mother, Father, Physics, University)

"When the rose and the cross are united the alchemical marriage is complete and the drama ends. Then we wake from history and enter eternity."
- Robert Anton Wilson
(Related: History, Marriage, Drama, Eternity, United)

"All marriages are happy. It's trying to live together afterwards that causes all the problems."
- Shelley Winters
(Related: Causes, Problems, Trying)

"In Hollywood, all marriages are happy. It's trying to live together afterwards that causes the problems."
- Shelley Winters
(Related: Causes, Hollywood, Problems, Trying)

"Anything outside marriage seems like freedom and excitement."
- Jeanette Winterson
(Related: Marriage, Excitement, Freedom)

"Not every religion has to have St. Augustine's attitude to sex. Why even in our culture marriages are celebrated in a church, everyone present knows what is going to happen that night, but that doesn't prevent it being a religious ceremony."
- Ludwig Wittgenstein
(Related: Religion, Sex, Attitude, Church, Being, Ceremony, Culture, Night, Present, Religious)

"Only after I faced the unhappiness of my first marriage did I start on the path of personal growth."
- Judith Wright
(Related: Marriage, Growth, First, Personal growth, Unhappiness)

"Pink Floyd is like a marriage that's on a permanent trial separation."
- Rick Wright
(Related: Marriage, Separation)

"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."
- Henny Youngman
(Related: Music, Time, Marriage, People, Dancing)

"The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret."
- Henny Youngman
(Related: Marriage)

"For marriage to be a success, every woman and every man should have her and his own bathroom. The end."
- Catherine Zeta-Jones
(Related: Marriage, Success, End, Man, Woman)

"Many marriages would be better if the husband and the wife clearly understood that they are on the same side."
- Zig Ziglar
(Related: Wife, Husband)