Quotations About / On: MARRIAGE

  • 71.
    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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  • 72.
    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).)
  • 73.
    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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  • 74.
    For the longest time, marriage has had a guilty conscience about itself. Should we believe it?—Yes, we should believe it.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 13, p. 478, selection 15[118], eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Unpublished fragments dating to Spring 1888, "Maxims of a Hyperborean." Recorded among other epigrammatic commentaries later published in the section on "Maxims and Arrows" in Twilight of the Idols (1888).)
  • 75.
    Women hope men will change after marriage but they don't; men hope women won't change but they do.
    (Bettina Arndt (20th century), Australian journalist. Private Lives, ch. 2 (1986).)
  • 76.
    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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  • 77.
    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 (1689-1761), British novelist. Third edition, London (1751). Clarissa, in Clarissa, vol. 3, p. 288, AMS Press (1990).)
  • 78.
    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 (b. 1952), U.S. journalist, columnist, author. The New York Times. Living Out Loud, p. 78, Fawcett Columbine (1988).)
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  • 79.
    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 (b. 1936), U.S. author. "Does Your Child Taste Salty?" Reflections in a Jaundiced Eye (1989).)
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  • 80.
    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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