Quotes about marriage

Renee Jones
Renee Jones
American dramatic actress
Being single isn't the cause of loneliness, and marriage is not necessarily the cure. There are many lonely married people as well.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter, and journalist
It was as if they had leapt over the arduous cavalry of conjugal life and gone straight to the heart of love. They were together in silence like an old married couple wary of life, beyond the pitfalls of passion, beyond the brutal mockery of hope and the phantoms of disillusion: beyond love. For they had lived together long enough to know that love was always love, anytime and anyplace, but it was more solid the closer it came to death.
Katharine Hepburn
Katharine Hepburn
American actress of film, stage and television
Marriage is a series of desperate arguments people feel passionately about.
John Gray
John Gray
English political philosopher and author
If I seek to fulfill my own needs at the expense of my partner, we are sure to experience unhappiness, resentment, and conflict. The secret of forming a successful relationship is for both partners to win.
Louis Garrel
Louis Garrel
French actor and filmmaker
People always go to Paris for their honeymoon. It's like they think because the distances are closer, it's much warmer.
Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey
American talk show host, television producer, actress, author, and philanthropist
People believe marriage will make us better.
Antisthenes
Antisthenes
Greek philosopher and a pupil of Socrates
Quarrels often arise in marriages when the bridal gifts are excessive.
Ian Fleming
Ian Fleming
British writer, journalist and naval intelligence officer
Most marriages don't add two people together. They subtract one from the other.
Julie Andrews
Julie Andrews
English actress, singer, and author
As you become older, you become less judgmental and take offense less. But marriage is hard work; the illusion that you get married and live happily ever after is absolute rubbish.
Jay-Z
Jay-Z
American rapper, songwriter, record executive, entrepreneur, and media proprietor
[Banning marriage equality is] discrimination, plain and simple. It's really not about votes. It's about people. I think it's the right thing to do as a human being.
Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian
American media personality, socialite, model, and businesswoman
Everyone has the right to be happy and be treated equally and I think not allowing gay marriage just kind of puts us back. I believe you're in love with who you're in love with, and you should be able to marry them. No one should tell someone else how to think or how to feel.
Manolo Blahnik
Manolo Blahnik
Spanish fashion designer and founder of the eponymous high-end shoe brand
Men tell me that I've saved their marriages. It costs them a fortune in shoes, but it's cheaper than a divorce. So I'm still useful, you see.
Linda Miles
Linda Miles
American retired professional wrestler and manager
All those "and they lived happily ever after" fairy tale endings need to be changed to "and they began the very hard work of making their marriages happy."
Jerry O'Connell
Jerry O'Connell
American actor, director and television presenter
I highly suggest marriage to all my friends who are dating.
Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez
American singer, actress, and dancer
I've been married twice and I've tried to make it work, but I feel I haven't had a real marriage yet.
Kirsten Dunst
Kirsten Dunst
American actress and model
I can't imagine having a real personal thing, like divorce and marriage, all those things, being in the public eye. I try to not talk about anything personal, and then nobody has the fire to throw back at you, like 'You said this back then!'
Ed Miliband
Ed Miliband
British politician
This is a proud day and an important step forward in the fight for equality in Britain. The overwhelming majority of Labour MPs supported this change to make sure marriage reflects the value we place on long-term, loving relationships whoever you love.
Jon Hamm
Jon Hamm
American actor and producer
It couldn't be a simpler answer. Marriage doesn't really mean anything to me. I feel like in many ways marriage is more for the families of the couple than for the people involved, so I don't gravitate to it.
James Brolin
James Brolin
American actor, producer, and director
The fact is, I am in my third marriage and I do not believe in divorce. But I was half the problem, I guarantee you. More than half the problem. I couldn't negotiate with the other women.
Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman
Australian actor
Your marriage goes to a whole new level. You not only fall in love with your wife in a new way, but you're forced to pull together. You have to become a united front.
Blake Shelton
Blake Shelton
American country music singer and television personality
When you’re married to Miranda Lambert, you've gotta give her her room because she’s a powerful force. I think it’s more about just listening and understanding who she is and what her insecurities may be and how to approach our marriage as an open minded listener and a shoulder to lean on.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Austrian-American actor, former bodybuilder, film producer, businessman, and former politician
I think that gay marriage should be between a man and a woman.
David Cross
David Cross
American stand-up comedian, actor, director and writer
I really don't have a problem with gay marriage... because I'm tolerant and rational.
John Adams
John Adams
American statesman, attorney, diplomat, writer, and Founding Father
As long as Property exists, it will accumulate in Individuals and Families. As long as Marriage exists, Knowledge, Property and Influence will accumulate in Families.
Grace Kelly
Grace Kelly
American actress
Before my marriage, I didn’t think about all the obligations that were awaiting me. My experience has proved useful and I think that I have a natural propensity to feel compassion for people and their problems.
Caitlin Flanagan
Caitlin Flanagan
American writer and social critic
Marriage remains the most efficient engine of disenchantment yet invented.
Demi Lovato
Demi Lovato
American singer, songwriter, and actor
I'm an American for marriage equality. I believe that love comes in all different shapes, sizes, and colors. So whether you're LGBT or straight, your love is valid, beautiful, and an incredible gift.
Ann Landers
Ann Landers
Columnist
Sensual pleasures have the fleeting brilliance of a comet; a happy marriage has the tranquillity of a lovely sunset.
Cathy Freeman
Cathy Freeman
Australian former sprinter, who specialized in the 400 metres event
I'm not a marriage expert, quite clearly.
Gisele Bundchen
Gisele Bundchen
Brazilian model, activist, and businesswoman
When I'm weak, you can be strong; when I'm strong, you can be weak. That's what I believe marriage is.
Algernon Charles Swinburne
Algernon Charles Swinburne
English poet, playwright, novelist, and critic
For the crown of our life as it closes Is darkness, the fruit thereof dust; No thorns go as deep as a rose's, And love is more cruel than lust. Time turns the old days to derision, Our loves into corpses or wives; And marriage and death and division Make barren our lives.
Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin
American actor, writer, comedian, film producer, and political activist
Men are literally lying in bed with their wives when the marriage is essentially over, thinking, 'I've got to get the hell out of here', and have a fantasy woman in mind. Then you get divorced, meet a woman, marry her, and by the time all that goes by, you've aged a few years and are ready to go back to your ex-wife.
Carmen Dell'Orefice
Carmen Dell'Orefice
American supermodel and actress
I didn't marry to have children. I married to have a relationship, and I was blessed with one child. I was an only child, too - my mother was smarter than most women today; she just had me.
Katharine Hepburn
Katharine Hepburn
American actress of film, stage and television
I don't give a damn about marriage. But I do care about honor.
Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman
Australian actor
I have a terrific marriage, but unlike a lot of relationships where they ebb and flow, no matter what happens you fall deeper and deeper in love every day. It's kind of the best thing that can happen to you. It's thrilling.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Austrian-American actor, former bodybuilder, film producer, businessman, and former politician
It is unconstitutional to deny people, gay or lesbian couples, the right to marriage. Everyone has equal rights so this is the right way to go. I think it's a great celebration for America.
Ann Landers
Ann Landers
Columnist
A happy marriage has the tranquility of a lovely sunset.
Katharine Hepburn
Katharine Hepburn
American actress of film, stage and television
I don't believe in marriage. It's bloody impractical. 'To love, honor, and obey.' If it weren't, you wouldn't have to sign a contract.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Austrian-American actor, former bodybuilder, film producer, businessman, and former politician
Politics is not really different from marriage. You cannot get things done in your relationship if you tell your wife: Look, if you haven't made the bed and if you don't get the food on the table, I will go and just hire someone and you will become irrelevant. That is not how you make a marriage work.
Ann Landers
Ann Landers
Columnist
A successful marriage is not a gift; it is an achievement.
Ann Landers
Ann Landers
Columnist
All marriages are happy, it's living together afterward that's tough.
Ann Landers
Ann Landers
Columnist
No one knows what a marriage is like except the two people in it - and sometimes one of them doesn't know.
Ann Landers
Ann Landers
Columnist
Marriage is not a reform school.
Ann Landers
Ann Landers
Columnist
All married couples should learn the art of battle as they should learn the art of making love. Good battle is objective and honest - never vicious or cruel. Good battle is healthy and constructive, and brings to a marriage the principles of equal partnership.
Ann Landers
Ann Landers
Columnist
All married couples should learn the art of battle as they should learn the art of making love.
Ann Landers
Ann Landers
Columnist
An open marriage is nature's way of telling you that you need a divorce.