Marriages Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Marriages Quotes from Jayne Meadows, Mona Singh, Konnie Huq, Monica Bellucci, Jill Lepore. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

Marriage, even the best marriages are tough.

Marriage, even the best marriages are tough.
Jayne Meadows
In love marriages, you at least know your partner. A known devil is better than an unknown one!
Mona Singh
My parents grew up in a village where they didn’t even have running water. They are first generation immigrants who are proof that arranged marriages can work, although I wouldn’t want one.
Konnie Huq
After a while in marriage, it doesn’t work anymore. There is something missing, there is something wrong. There are few marriages that stay alive forever. We like something, and after a while, we hate what we used to love.
Monica Bellucci
Some people will always think they know how to make other people’s marriages better, and, after a while, they’ll get to cudgeling you or selling you something; the really entrepreneurial types will sell you the cudgel.
Jill Lepore
I love not knowing what’s going to happen next. With work, you never know. You rehearse and strive and get it right sometimes, and still you never know. Some people are like that with their marriages. They work and strive and labour and toil at them. God, what a bore! What an unromantic bore!
Celia Imrie
I’m sure a few marriages broke up because of feminism; it doesn’t make feminism a cult.
Stefan Molyneux
I overheard things in the Woolworths when I was a child, people saying, ‘Oh, poor, little thing,’ as if they had some understanding that I was being born biracial into a world that was still very difficult for interracial marriages and biracial children.
Natasha Trethewey
I always admire the French and the Italians who are very devoted to their marriages. They take them extremely seriously, but it is understood that there might be other visitors at 5 o’clock in the afternoon. You just never boast about. They never say anything, but that’s what keeps marriages together.
Hugh Grant
We Americans are hard on almost everything. We are hard on our vehicles, our marriages and our heroes. Mostly, however, we are hard on ourselves.
Henry Rollins
I go to church too, y’all. And I’ve heard it, too. And I want to say to all of our faith leaders out there that I understand that probably in my Baptist church in Maryland, it is not likely that there will be performed – in my church – gay marriages.
Donna Edwards
It is difficult for me to understand the tragic accounts of troubled marriages that come to me.
Gordon B. Hinckley
I’ve got lots of friends who are musicians, and there is a fair proportion of broken marriages and relationships as a result. You are on the move all the time. It’s difficult if you have kids, and it’s hard to make money unless you are in the premier league.
Kevin McCloud
I’m certain that it was an incredible gift for me to not only be friends with some of the greatest blues people who’ve ever lived, but to learn how they played, how they sang, how they lived their lives, ran their marriages, and talked to their kids.
Bonnie Raitt
I don’t know, one out of every two marriages ends up in divorce so there’s a lot of great people out there who people aren’t happy with.
Mark Ruffalo
The decision to allow clergy to perform same-sex marriages at the discretion of the congregation poses challenges for seminaries training new pastors who come from denominations fundamentally opposed on biblical grounds to same-sex marriage.
Anthea Butler
Do not overlook that Donald Trump is an inherently unstable person. He’s never been able to have stable businesses or stable marriages. It is then wholly predictable that Donald Trump would be unable to have a stable presidency.
Richard Painter
I’ve given my memoirs far more thought than any of my marriages. You can’t divorce a book.
Gloria Swanson
The idea that your spouse or your parents don’t know where you are at all times may be part of the past. Is that good or bad? Will that make for better marriages or worse marriages? I don’t know.
Howard Rheingold
Lot’s of marriages don’t last as long as Queen have been together.
John Deacon
Life may unfold chronologically for the body and for bureaucracies that keep track of such things as births, marriages, deaths, visas, tax returns, expulsions, and identity cards, but memory does not play this game in quite the same way, always manages to confound the desire for tidiness.
Ariel Dorfman
The gospel sets us free to become the romantic leaders of our marriages without fright or hesitation. Because we have been forever wooed by Jesus, we are now free to forever woo our wives.
Tullian Tchividjian
Even men used to hide their marriages because they used to feel people will not like them anymore. It’s the industry which has the false notion that an actor or an actress, if married, is not desirable to the audience.
Dimple Kapadia
It took me a long time to be convinced that marriage was right for me because I’ve come from a long line of broken marriages. My parents divorced, and I had two broken marriages myself.
Sylvester Stallone
If you look around, 90 percent of marriages are cliches – people aren’t genuinely happy even if they look happy together.
Rahul Dev
I don’t think of my life as having two marriages; I think of it as a continuum.
Jane Hawking
I think every person deserves two marriages, because you may not get the first one right. You really never knew. That’s why divorce is so big. We all want it to last, but that’s not always the reality of it.
Tichina Arnold
For the standard of Christian life was to be strained to a higher pitch; more fasting was required, and more careful separation from the manners and enjoyments of the world; celibacy and martyrdom had great value set upon them, and second marriages were prohibited.
Robert Rainy
For some of us, watching a miniseries that lasts longer than most marriages is not easy.
Erma Bombeck
Many of the young aspire to happy marriages and dot-com fortunes but end up in guarded love and okay-for-now jobs.
Arlie Russell Hochschild
All couples have been told to schedule regular one-on-one time. ‘Date night’ is the default answer to most problems in modern marriages. And research backs this up.
Bruce Feiler
All of my marriages lasted seven years.
Elliott Erwitt
If my friend were going through a divorce, I would counsel her not to publicly bash her ex. Marriages do end, feelings do change, and people grow apart. Such is life. We are imperfect and unpredictable.
Kenya Moore
Friendships, like marriages, are dependent on avoiding the unforgivable.
John D. MacDonald
Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
There are black marriages that are still going strong 40 years later. You hear so many myths that there aren’t any people making it, but there are. As long as there are some, there’s hope.
Jill Scott
When your first marriage goes into tragedy, you become very battle-scarred… I even thought of suicide. Luckily, I had known some happy marriages.
Paul Engle
If we did not look to marriage as the principal source of happiness, fewer marriages would end in tears.
Anthony Storr
It’s sad when marriages don’t work out but having no children made separating easier.
Rahul Roy
Someone who’ll bring some normalcy into my life and help me stay in touch with reality. That is something I’m curious about. There are so many actors who are married to people from non-film backgrounds, and their marriages are successful. I’m tired of dating actresses.
Shahid Kapoor
Many people with physical disabilities have romantic lives and good marriages to partners who see past their disabilities and recognize all of the things they can do.
Jeanne Phillips
The liberal social experiment with our military continues. A same-sex marriage-like ceremony should not have occurred at Fort Polk, especially since the people of Louisiana have made it abundantly clear that our state does not recognize same-sex marriages or civil unions.
John Fleming
The great marriages are partnerships. It can’t be a great marriage without being a partnership.
Helen Mirren
I wish I had been a better mother and a more compassionate and understanding wife in both of my marriages.
Alana Stewart
Gen X entrepreneurs are frequently smart, tough, tenacious, and self-made. That said, to succeed in their companies, they often have sacrificed being emotionally involved in their marriages and with their children.
Mark Goulston
As a 29-year-old, the only thing that I can possibly think is that if I’m still performing at 50, it’s because I’ll have had disastrous marriages and I have to pay for them.
Robbie Williams
Many marriages would be better if the husband and the wife clearly understood that they are on the same side.
Zig Ziglar
There are some Muslim leaders whose wives are Hindu. There are some Hindu leaders who are married to Muslim women. These have been love marriages, but such couples do not display their love in public. They are wary and cautious about annoying voters.
Ravish Kumar
Most marriages don’t add two people together. They subtract one from the other.
Ian Fleming
When I was eight, I would go crazy dancing in marriages. During Ganpati, I would dance on the street all night. I loved music and would be mad about dancing.
Ravi Kishan
Husbands and wives fight, and when the wife is packing up, the husband says, ‘Don’t leave! I’m gonna change!’ Marriages stay together because people promise to change.
Jerry Della Femina
Mergers are like marriages. They are the bringing together of two individuals. If you wouldn’t marry someone for the ‘operational efficiencies’ they offer in the running of a household, then why would you combine two companies with unique cultures and identities for that reason?
Simon Sinek
All careers go up and down like friendships, like marriages, like anything else, and you can’t bat a thousand all the time.
Julie Andrews
The proper union of gin and vermouth is a great and sudden glory; it is one of the happiest marriages on earth, and one of the shortest lived.
Bernard DeVoto
Between them, my parents had 10 marriages.
Lorna Luft
I tend to think that these white supremacists like Terreblanche, the boneheads of the BNP and Bernard Manning are all so revoltingly ugly and unpleasant that they make the best possible advertisement for mixed marriages. Would you prefer your daughter to look like Naomi Campbell or Bernard Manning?
Harry Enfield
I have been affected by gossip and I know people who have been, too. I’ve seen marriages destroyed by gossip. It is cruel. At the end of the day, all that matters is: Do you love what you see when you look in the mirror? That is it, baby.
Jada Pinkett Smith
I think my greatest moments in life are family moments, births and marriages.
Jerry Jones
My mom did not have money. She was a single mom, on and off in periods between marriages. My husband, however, grew up on a wonderful farm in Tuscany, in Florence, and his family was so entertaining in terms of growing their own food and using the fruit of their land. We have very, very different experiences.
Debi Mazar
It’s such a big deal, the notion that these enslaved Africans had marriages and children… because therein lies our humanity, our capacity for love.
Aja Naomi King
I think it’s something that needs to be said – that there are interracial marriages out there, and the couples live happy lives, and there’s nothing wrong with it.
Tia Mowry
I’m not a great believer in marriages as an institution, or even in very long term relationships. I’m not sure we’re built that way.
Hugh Grant
I believe that the worst thing the liberals did in this country was the Lyndon Johnson welfare system, which broke up millions of marriages by funneling taxpayers’ money solely to the woman. That made the father and husband irrelevant.
Phyllis Schlafly
I put my career in second place throughout both my marriages and it suffered. I don’t regret it. You make choices. If you want a good marriage, you must pay attention to that. If you want to be independent, go ahead. You can’t have it all.
Lauren Bacall
Some people may long for an era when divorce was still hard to come by. The spread of no-fault divorce has reduced the bargaining power of whichever spouse is more interested in continuing the relationship. And the breakup of such marriages has caused pain for many families.
Stephanie Coontz
Marriages don’t last. When I meet a guy, the first question I ask myself is: is this the man I want my children to spend their weekends with?
Rita Rudner
As women in industrial societies join the paid workforce, they gain the economic means to depart unhappy marriages more easily.
Helen Fisher
There are two kinds of marriages – where the husband quotes the wife and where the wife quotes the husband.
Clifford Odets
In the beginning of the human race there was no genetic load which would cause undesirable traits such as appear in offspring of marriages between relatives today.
Walter Lang
Governments cannot make marriages or turn feckless individuals into responsible citizens. That needs another kind of change agent.
Jonathan Sacks
I believe marriages should be legally defined as between one man and one woman.
Lisa Murkowski
She worded it a bit strongly, but I do find myself more and more struck by the differences between the sexes. To put it another way: All marriages are mixed marriages.
Anne Tyler
Sham marriages have been widespread; people have been allowed to settle in Britain without being able to speak English; and there have not been rules in place to stop migrants becoming a burden on the taxpayer. We are changing all of that.
Theresa May
Like wars, forest fires and bad marriages, really stupid laws are much easier to begin than they are to end.
Matt Taibbi
The tabloids, instead of being about alien babies and stuff, it’s my triplets, quadruplets, marriages, feuds.
Jennifer Aniston
In those days, man, in the ’50s, black people in the South… We didn’t recognize contracts that much. And we didn’t recognize marriages that much, either.
Ike Turner
Actually, everyone in India does some jugaad in their lives, whether in school, college, marriages, work etc. And most of us have different jugaads for different situations.
Varun Sharma
We humans can get used to anything. It really is remarkable. The problem is that we often use this glorious ability of ours to stay stuck in mediocrity. Oh, the years we waste adapting to lousy marriages, soul-sucking jobs, being friends with people who are rude to waitresses.
Jen Sincero
There are no cartoons about happy marriages.
Robert Mankoff
It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Of my four marriages, the one to Bob Levitt is the only one I don’t regret.
Ethel Merman
But I believe that there are marriages where you can have your pool table and she can have her scrapbooking room or garden or whatever it is. But when everyone has what they want, it’s not funny. There’s no conflict.
Brad Garrett
Most marriages recognize this paradox: Passion destroys passion; we want what puts an end to wanting what we want.
John Fowles
I don’t believe in hasty marriages.
Anna Held
I don’t need to marry again. I’ve been married twice, and I love it when it works, but these days we live until we’re 80 and marriages are jolly long.
Joanna Trollope
I’ve two failed marriages in the past.
Prosenjit Chatterjee
It’s scary what you see out there. People are in marriages and still doing their own things on the side. They don’t respect their partners enough and don’t hold onto relationships the way it was in the past.
Shamita Shetty
‘Mr. Peanut’ is not about a man who dreams of killing his wife; that’s jacket copy, to me. ‘Mr. Peanut’ is about the dynamism of marriage and the distances – some tragic, some redemptive – that marriages travel over time, and those travels ain’t always pretty.
Adam Ross
The only thing that I find repetitive is the number of marriages I have arranged in films. That is one thing I stay away from in real life.
Alok Nath
Many marriages break up over hormonal imbalance, which is truly sad because it comes from a lack of understanding. When hormones are put back in balance with natural bioidentical hormones, a woman or man resumes their normal life of feeling good and having days filled with quality.
Suzanne Somers
I am all for love marriage. I am not the kind of person who can be instructed to fall in love. I am not saying that it cannot happen. Most of my family members met the person and decided to get married. Their marriages have worked beautifully.
Kriti Kharbanda
My parents are proof that arranged marriages can work. It is a great part of my culture but I grew up in a completely different place, so I wouldn’t want anyone to arrange a marriage for me.
Konnie Huq
Let us be honest with each other. The threat to marriage is not the gays. It is a lack of loving commitment – whether it is found in the form of neglect, indifference, cruelty or adultery, to name just a few manifestations of the loveless desert in which too many marriages come to grief.
Malcolm Turnbull
The Libertarian Party holds that same-sex marriages are an individual issue and that the government has no right to determine with whom a person should have a relationship.
Michael Badnarik
I think a lot of us are a lot more cautious with marriage because of what we saw happening with our parents. I see a lot more healthy marriages in my generation than they probably saw in theirs.
Adam Scott
On the issue of the gay marriage, I believe if people want to have private ceremonies, that’s fine. I do not believe that gay marriages should be legal.
John McCain
Ghosts of Marriages Past can haunt many aspects of a new relationship – your expectations of what a man should do, how you behave in conflict, your ideas of how commitment should look – they can even make your new man look untrustworthy when he’s really behaving normally.
Emily V. Gordon
I guess funny people are attracted to funny people, and then you get comedy marriages.
Casey Wilson
Divorce, and broken marriages, are all around us, but they’re not frequently depicted on screen, or if they are, they’re often depicted in ways that have very little to do with reality.
Katie Hafner
In Israel, there is no civil marriage. All elements of religious life – from the kosher certification of food to conversion to marriages and burials – are controlled by the rabbinate. In Israel, then, the official religion is not just Judaism. It’s Orthodoxy.
Bari Weiss
The happy marriages never get any publicity. It’s just the bad ones that you read about.
Cyd Charisse
A lot of books about marriage are about marriages falling apart.
Lauren Groff
I admire people’s marriages, and I think it’s a wonderful thing to have, but I don’t think it’s the only way to live. I think there are many ways to live and many ways to establish intimate support in your life that can be from family or friends or great roommates that you like.
Linda Ronstadt
There are a lot of reasons why marriages don’t continue.
Chris Sullivan
I feel offended when people bring up my four marriages. I was 19 when I first got married and I thought it would be for ever. But each of my marriages has added to my life and helped form me as a human being.
Rosanna Arquette
Y’know, every relationship is different. There are good marriages, bad marriages, connected partners, unconnected partners.
Sandra Bullock
I have six brothers and sisters. My mother has six kids from two different marriages. And we would just sit around making fun of each other’s dad, and all our dads had real problems.
Michael Che
All marriages are happy. It’s the living together afterward that causes all the trouble.
Raymond Hull
I don’t want to suggest that matrimony was necessarily a tragic affair – some of our neighbours’ marriages seemed quite functional, if somewhat routine; nevertheless, in the workaday world, it is wedlock that is most likely to offer the occasion for life-threatening disappointment.
John Burnside
I was attracted to the bad boys, the troublemakers. You know, the ones that were really cute but didn’t come home. So I have a couple of failed marriages under my belt, but that’s OK.
I was never against marriage per se. Before feminism, I didn’t think you had any choice. In fact, for a long time I always assumed I would get married. I just didn’t see any marriages I wanted to emulate, so I kept putting it off.
Gloria Steinem
With children no longer the universally accepted reason for marriage, marriages are going to have to exist on their own merits.
Eleanor Holmes Norton
I wonder if all love affairs, all marriages, all lifelong partnerships, aren’t in some ways a turning away from the world.
Kim Brooks
I have seen marriages falling apart in less than three-six months. I don’t want a marriage like that.
Zareen Khan
Every couple needs glue to stay together. Like all marriages, I suspect, if you’re busy you don’t see it coming until you can’t put the toothpaste back in the tube. It’s a bit like going broke. It happens slowly and then very quickly.
Anne Robinson
I never believed in the institution of marriage, because ever since I was young, I had only seen marriages fall apart, or remain stuck in a rut.
Suhasini Mulay
The most successful marriages, gay or straight, even if they begin in romantic love, often become friendships. It’s the ones that become the friendships that last.
Andrew Sullivan
I have known a few good marriages, but very few. And others look to me like they’re pretty miserable. I don’t really think that’s a recipe for happiness.
Hugh Grant
Society may no longer define marriage in the only way marriage has ever been defined in the annals of recorded history. Many societies allowed polygamy, many allowed child marriages, some allowed marriage within families; but none, in thousands of years, defined marriage as the union of people of the same sex.
Dennis Prager
I understand why marriages break up over golf. I can’t even talk about my own handicap because it’s too upsetting.
Shia LaBeouf
There may be good, but there are no pleasant marriages.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Most of these alternative arrangements, so-called, arise out of the ruins of marriages, not as an improvement of old fashioned marriage.
Christopher Lasch
There is no denying that unhappiness – even violence – exists in some arranged marriages. Or that some arranged marriages are borne out of cruelty. And part of that six percent global divorce rate can be attributed to the powerful stigma against divorce that’s present in countries where arranged marriage is common.
Elizabeth Flock
I don’t remember my first two marriages… the details are very sketchy.
Ian McShane
I love luxury, I love the high life, and I have to foot the bills – I have received practically nothing from my marriages and relationships.
Britt Ekland
Healthy marriages are the ones between a man and a woman because they can have a healthy family, and they can raise children in a way that’s best for their future, not only socially but psychologically, economically, from a health perspective.
Bill Flores
Nations fight against nations, in marriages people fight against each other, children fight against each other. We are in warfare, in a national warfare, and in warfare with each other and with ourselves.
Charles Stanley
Fame can take a toll on your personal life. Half of us were in short-lived marriages or not married at all. When you are doing something you love so much that you once did for free, and then someone pays you to do it, it’s like a blessing. But you have to be prepared for it.
Big Bank Hank
Most Kikuyu marriages were arranged on the basis of what is described by anthropologists as the bride price.
Louis Leakey
I think most marriages, mine included, you’re constantly tending the garden, constantly working at it.
Paul Rudd
I’ve had three marriages end in disaster. Lynne knew the score when she married me. It was always just a matter of time before she became the fourth ex-Mrs. Peter Sellers.
Peter Sellers
I am not against hasty marriages where a mutual flame is fanned by an adequate income.
Wilkie Collins
The truth is that most marriages have food as a major player in them, and certainly mine does.
Nora Ephron
Famously, the CIA is somewhere where marriages hardly ever last because it’s obviously such a strange lifestyle.
Chris Terrio
Marriage is survived just on the basis of ordinary etiquette, day in and day out. Also cooking together helps a lot… I’ve seen all these marriages that failed. Those people are always hollering at each other. That doesn’t work.
Jim Harrison
All marriages have their phases.
Robin Wright
I regret that I wasn’t more successful with my marriages, but it is what it is.
Ted Turner
There is more of good nature than of good sense at the bottom of most marriages.
Henry David Thoreau
In any family, the joy of a wedding must be tinged with a little anxiety. So many marriages fail. Luckily, people often get over such traumas. But for the Royal Family, marriages carry the gravest dangers.
Michael Portillo
Many people from many different walks of life have marriages that break up, and those are deeply personal, deeply painful but ultimately private matters.
Nicola Sturgeon
Yesterday Senator John Kerry changed his mind and now supports the ban on gay marriages. I’m telling you this guy has more positions than Paris Hilton.
David Letterman
I think that marriage is an amazing institution and should be preserved, and you can have great marriages, and you must because sharing your life with someone is like the greatest thing. And I loved being able to set a good example for that on television.
Jenna Elfman
For a romantic comedy to be three hours long, that’s longer than most marriages.
David Fincher
Not every religion has to have St. Augustine’s attitude to sex. Why even in our culture marriages are celebrated in a church, everyone present knows what is going to happen that night, but that doesn’t prevent it being a religious ceremony.
Ludwig Wittgenstein
I love my play ‘The Trials and Tribulations Of A Trailer Trash Housewife’ because I get these letters from all of these women who literally have left their spouses who were abusing them. You know, I’m just breaking up marriages right and left. But, that need to be broken up.
Del Shores
For me, I’ve never talked about my private life. It’s always been about Black Sabbath. It’s strange to open up and talk about me as a young lad, my relationships, marriages and what not.
Tony Iommi
The best marriages are the ones where we can go out in the world and really put ourselves out there. A lot of times we’ll fail, and sometimes we’ll pull it off. But good marriages are when you can go home and know that your vulnerability will be honored as courage, and that you’ll find support.
Brene Brown
In Hollywood, all marriages are happy. It’s trying to live together afterwards that causes the problems.
Shelley Winters
People quit on jobs. They quit on marriages. They quit on school. There’s an immediacy of this day and age that doesn’t lend itself to being committed to anything.
Emily Blunt
‘Blue Valentine,’ Derek Cianfrance’s emotional gunslinger of a film, tears into the topic of moribund marriages with an honesty that’s hard to come by in Hollywood these days.
Katie Hafner
They say marriages are made in Heaven. But so is thunder and lightning.
Clint Eastwood
Not having insurance not only destroys your life, it destroys your fiscal life. It breaks up marriages. You cannot functions anywhere unless you have good health.
Charles B. Rangel
When widows exclaim loudly against second marriages, I would always lay a wager than the man, If not the wedding day, is absolutely fixed on.
Henry Fielding
How many people have had starter marriages? For some reason, mine really offends people.
Jessica Seinfeld
Maybe one of the most heartening findings from the psychology of pleasure is there’s more to looking good than your physical appearance. If you like somebody, they look better to you. This is why spouses in happy marriages tend to think that their husband or wife looks much better than anyone else thinks that they do.
Paul Bloom
I want to lead the Progressive Conservative Party, a party that will promote true conservative values and principles. I can tell you right now, I am not the merger candidate. I am not interested in institutional marriages with other parties.
Peter MacKay
I took a job as a reporter in India, where I lived with several married couples, which got me interested in why some marriages work and others fail. Back home, many women of my generation were also putting off marriage or not getting married at all, which only led me to more questions.
Elizabeth Flock
Interracial marriages were basically legalized, but nevertheless, there was a social stigma attached to them for a long time to come. I imagine that’s going to be true for same-sex marriages – that people’s emotional comfort level with it will not fully materialize for decades.
Mark Takano
I am skittish about relationships, as most of the marriages I’ve seen up close have been ruinous for one or both parties.
Anne Lamott
We live in grief for having left the womb, for having left the teat, then school, then home. In my case, it was leaving marriages, and the death of my wife.
William Shatner