If married couples did not live together good marriages would be more common.
(Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 268, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980); Human, All-Too-Human, p. 151, trans. by R.J. Hollingdale, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press (1986). Human, All-Too-Human, "Woman and Child," aphorism 393, "Unity of Place and Action," (1878).)
Only one marriage I regret. I remember after I got that marriage license I went across from the license bureau to a bar for a drink. The bartender said, "What will you have, sir?" And I said, "A glass of hemlock."
(Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961), U.S. author. quoted in A.E. Hotchner, Papa Hemingway, pt. 2, ch. 5 (1966 edition).)
After the first couple of months, she and Charlie didn't see much of each other except at breakfast. It was a marriage just like any other marriage.
(Orson Welles (1915-1985), U.S. filmmaker, actor, producer, and Herman J. Manckiewicz (1897-1953), U.S. screenwriter. Leland (Joseph Cotten), Citizen Kane, speaking of Charles Foster Kane (Orson Welles) and his wife Emily (Ruth Warrick) (1941).)
I got a little secretarial job after college, but I thought of it as a prelude. Education, work, whatever you did before marriage, was only a prelude to your real life, which was marriage.
(Bonnie Carr (c. early 1930s), U.S. housewife. As quoted in The Fifties, ch. 4, by Brett Harvey (1989).
Carr, an interviewee in Harvey's oral history of the 1950s, was speaking of her attitudes during that decade, when she became an adult.)