Quotations About / On: WEDDING

  • 1.
    We all know that Prime Ministers are wedded to the truth, but like other wedded couples they sometimes live apart.
    ([H.H. (Hector Hugh) Munro] Saki (1870-1916), Scottish author. Lady Caroline, in The Unbearable Bassington, ch. 13 (1912).)
  • 2.
    Wed the truth with your mind and, live in peace with your neighbours.
  • 3.
    Girls usually have a papier mâché face on their wedding day.
    (Colette [Sidonie Gabrielle Colette] (1873-1954), French author. "Wedding Day," pt. 2, Earthly Paradise, ed. Robert Phelps (1966).)
  • 4.
    Gin for executions, beer for birthdays, wine for weddings.
    (P. J. Wolfson, John L. Balderston (1899-1954), U.S., and Karl Freund. Reagan (Ted Healy), Mad Love, to the inspector, before Rollo's execution (1935).)
  • 5.
    Wedding: the point at which a man stops toasting a woman and begins roasting her.
    (Helen Rowland (1875-1950), U.S. journalist. "Syncopations," A Guide to Men (1922).)
  • 6.
    A gloomy guest fits not a wedding feast.
    (Friedrich Von Schiller (1759-1805), German dramatist, poet, historian. Tell, in Wilhelm Tell, act 4, sc. 3, trans. by Sir Thomas Martin.)
  • 7.
    It is not nice to be wedded to anything—not even to a theory.
    (Samuel Butler (1835-1902), British author. First published in 1912. Samuel Butler's Notebooks, p. 116, E.P. Dutton & Company (1951).)
  • 8.
    Meditation and water are wedded for ever.
    (Herman Melville (1819-1891), U.S. author. Moby-Dick (1851), ch. 1, The Writings of Herman Melville, vol. 6, eds. Harrison Hayford, Hershel Parker, and G. Thomas Tanselle (1988).)
  • 9.
    No tree is so wedded to the water, and harmonizes so well with still streams.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 1, p. 44, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
  • 10.
    “Wed get sick on too many cookies, but ever so much sicker on no cookies at all.”
    (― Sinclair Lewis)
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