Quotations About / On: HUSBAND

  • 1.
    Some are going out to join their husbands, some to find a husband, some few peradventure to leave a husband.
    (Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. "The Journey to Panama," Lotta Schmidt: and Other Stories, vol. 1, London, Strahan (1867).)
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    She will keep no fool, sir, till she be married, and fools are as like husbands as pilchards are to herrings—the husband's the bigger.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Feste, in Twelfth Night, act 3, sc. 1, l. 33-5. Referring to Olivia; "pilchards," small fish, are common off European coasts.)
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    Personally, I don't like a girlfriend to have a husband. If she'll fool her husband, I figure she'll fool me.
    (Orson Welles (1915-1985), U.S. filmmaker, actor, producer, and Based On The Novel Be. Michael O'Hara (Orson Welles), The Lady from Shanghai, internal narration (1948).)
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    They are horribly tedious when they are good husbands, and abominably conceited when they are not.
    (Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. Mrs. Allonby, in A Woman of No Importance, act 2.)
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    The husbands of very beautiful women belong to the criminal classes.
    (Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. Lord Henry, in The Picture of Dorian Gray, ch. 15 (1891).)
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    Husbands and wives generally understand when opposition will be vain.
    (Jane Austen (1775-1817), British novelist. The narrator, in Persuasion, ch. 7 (1818).)
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    Husband a lie, and trump it up in some extraordinary emergency.
    (Joseph Addison (1672-1719), British essayist. Spectator (London, Oct. 11, 1712), no. 507, The Spectator, ed. D.F. Bond (1965).)
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    A husband is what is left of a lover, after the nerve has been extracted.
    (Helen Rowland (1875-1950), U.S. journalist. "Prelude," A Guide to Men (1922).)
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  • 9.
    Husbands are chiefly good as lovers when they are betraying their wives.
    (Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962), U.S. actor. Quoted in "Weddings & Divorces," Marilyn Monroe In Her Own Words (1990).)
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    Handsome husbands often make a wife's heart ache.
    (Samuel Richardson (1689-1761), British novelist. Third edition, London (1751). Anna Howe, in Clarissa, vol. 3, p. 172, AMS Press (1990).)
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