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Quotations About / On: MARRIAGE

  • 71.
    I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to combine marriage and a career.
    (Gloria Steinem (b. 1934), U.S. feminist writer, editor. Radio interview, April 2, 1984, LBC (London).)
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  • 72.
    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).)
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  • 73.
    Divorce is probably of nearly the same date as marriage. I believe, however, that marriage is some weeks the more ancient.
    (Voltaire [François Marie Arouet] (1694-1778), French philosopher, author. "Divorce," Philosophical Dictionary (1764). Full name: François Marie Arouet Voltaire.)
  • 74.
    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 (1872-1970), British philosopher, mathematician. "Prostitution," Marriage and Morals (1929).)
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  • 75.
    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).)
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  • 76.
    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).)
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  • 77.
    Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years. That is what makes a marriage last—more than passion or even sex!
    (Simone Signoret (b. 1921), French film actor. Daily Mail (London, July 4, 1978).)
  • 78.
    Marriage is the clue to human life, but there is no marriage apart from the wheeling sun and the nodding earth, from the straying of the planets and the magnificence of the fixed stars.
    (D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British author. Published by Mandrake Press (1930). A Propos of "Lady Chatterley's Lover," Bantam Books (1980).)
  • 79.
    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.)
  • 80.
    In the best of all possible worlds, childbirth enriches a marriage. In the worst, it harms it. No matter how good their marriage is, most couples find that having a baby challenges their relationship.
    (Jean Marzollo (20th century), U.S. author. Your Maternity Leave, ch. 5 (1989).)
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