Quotations About / On: MARRIAGE

  • 41.
    Any intelligent woman who reads the marriage contract and then goes into it, deserves all the consequences.
    (Isadora Duncan (1878-1927), U.S. dancer. My Life, ch. 19 (1927).)
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  • 42.
    Woman, or more precisely put, perhaps, marriage, is the representative of life with which you are meant to come to terms.
    (Franz Kafka (1883-1924), Prague German Jewish author, novelist. The Fourth Notebook, February 23, 1918. The Blue Octavo Notebooks, ed. Max Brod, trans. by Ernst Kaiser and Eithne Wilkins. Exact Change, Cambridge, MA (1991). Dearest Father: Stories and Other Writings, trans. by Ernst Kaiser and Eithne Wilkins, New York, Schocken Books (1954).)
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  • 43.
    One doesn't have to get anywhere in a marriage. It's not a public conveyance.
    (Iris Murdoch (b. 1919), British novelist, philosopher. Martin Lynch-Gibbon, in A Severed Head, ch. 3 (1961).)
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  • 44.
    No person connected with me by blood or marriage will be appointed to office.
    (Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822-1893), U.S. president. Diary and Letters of Rutherford Birchard Hayes: Nineteenth President of the United States, vol. III, p. 429, ed. Charles Richard Williams, The Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society, 5 vols. (1922-1926), Diary (24 March 1877). Hayes's predecessor, Ulysses S. Grant, was criticized for nepotism.)
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  • 45.
    The spirit of the marriage left the bedroom and took to living in the parlor.
    (Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960), African-American novelist, short story writer, folklorist, playwright and anthropologist. Their Eyes Were Watching God, ch. 6, J.P. Lippincott (1937).)
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  • 46.
    The quality of a marriage is proven by its ability to tolerate an occasional "exception."
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 269, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Human, All-Too-Human, "Woman and Child," aphorism 402, "Test of a Good Marriage," (1878).)
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  • 47.
    Marriage is a bribe to make a housekeeper think she's a householder.
    (Thornton Wilder (1897-1975), U.S. novelist, dramatist. Vandergelder, in The Matchmaker, act 1.)
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  • 48.
    France may claim the happiest marriages in the world, but the happiest divorces in the world are "made in America."
    (Helen Rowland (1875-1950), U.S. journalist. "What Every Woman Wonders," A Guide to Men (1922).)
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  • 49.
    The problem with marriage is that it ends every night after making love, and it must be rebuilt every morning before breakfast.
    (Gabriel García Márquez (b. 1928), Colombian writer. repr. In Penguin edition (1988). Dr. Urbino, in Love in the Time of Cholera, p. 09 (1985).)
  • 50.
    Marriage is the operation by which a woman's vanity and a man's egotism are extracted without an anaesthetic.
    (Helen Rowland (1875-1950), U.S. journalist. "Third Interlude," A Guide to Men (1922).)
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