78 Best Quotes about Marriage

Marriage Quote of the Day

When you're unhappy in your marriage, your children are the ones who suffer. - Christina Aguilera, Musician

There were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded. - Princess Diana, Royalty

There is more of good nature than of good sense at the bottom of most marriages. - Henry David Thoreau

Nature Quotes

There was no religious ceremony connected with marriage among us, while on the other hand the relation between man and woman was regarded as in itself mysterious and holy. - Charles Eastman

Ceremony Quotes, Religious Quotes


Marriage, it seems, confines every man to his proper rank. - Jean de la Bruyere, Philosopher

I treat my relationships like marriages. The ceremony isn't that important to me. - Charlize Theron

Important Quotes, Ceremony Quotes, Relationship Quotes

My mother and father had a terrible marriage. They celebrated their wedding anniversary one year with their friends. Why did they celebrate? Maybe because they had lasted so many years without killing each other. - Marina Abramovic, Artist

Anniversary Quotes

A key to keeping your husband is getting him to miss you. That keeps a marriage fresh. - Tori Amos, Musician

Missing You Quotes

I was a happy person before marriage. I'm definitely happier after marriage. - Vidya Balan, Actress

I do support a constitutional amendment on marriage between a man and a woman, but I would not be going into the states to overturn their state law. - Michele Bachmann, Politician

Marriage is something I'd recommend everyone to try, if you find the right person, of course. - Vidya Balan, Actress

I had my children after eight years of marriage. It was a dream come true. I still pinch myself. - Nita Ambani, Businesswoman

Children Quotes

I never believed marriage was a lasting institution. I thought that to be married for five years was to be married forever. - Lauren Bacall, Actress

Thought Quotes

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, Actress

Choice Quotes, Attention Quotes, Regret Quotes

It's risky in a marriage for a man to come home too late, but it can sometimes pose an even greater risk if he comes home too early. - Marcel Achard, Playwright

Great Quotes, Risk Quotes

Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who wants to live in an institution? - Groucho Marx

Wonder Quotes

In marriage, compromise nurtures the relationship. - Tim Allen , Comedian

Compromise Quotes

I think it's best if there's an amendment that goes on the ballot where the people can weigh in. Every time this issue has gone on the ballot, the people have voted to retain the traditional definition of marriage as recently as California in 2008. - Michele Bachmann, Politician

Time Quotes

My older sister was at the cusp of new wave, and I had older brothers from my father's first marriage who were rock 'n' roll guys, so I was exposed to a lot of popular culture. - Paul Thomas Anderson, Director

I think you may see again a rise at the federal government level for a - a call for the federal constitutional amendment, because people want to make sure that this definition of marriage remains secure, because after all, the family is the fundamental unit of government. - Michele Bachmann, Politician

There are some people in show business who are proud of the number of marriages they've had. - Gerry Anderson, Producer

Business Quotes

Politics doesn't make strange bedfellows - marriage does. - Groucho Marx

Politics Quotes

Never again! I can see no reason for marriage - ever at all. I've had it. Three times is enough. - Ingrid Bergman, Actress

Time Quotes

I call myself taking control of a situation, but sometimes you really have to learn to humble yourself and to submit yourself. I'm not really good with submission, so that's the part of marriage and relationships that I've found very hard to deal with. - Tichina Arnold , Actress

Control Quotes, Relationship Quotes

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 , Actress

Reality Quotes

In marriage there are no manners to keep up, and beneath the wildest accusations no real criticism. Each is familiar with that ancient child in the other who may erupt again. We are not ridiculous to ourselves. We are ageless. That is the luxury of the wedding ring. - Enid Bagnold, Author

Criticism Quotes

I routinely never discuss my marriage. It's nice to have things in my life that are totally mine. - Ryan Adams, Musician

Life Quotes

I want to see the numbers that prove that show-business marriages are any less successful than other marriages. It's just very public when they fail. - Kevin Bacon, Actor

Success Quotes, Business Quotes

The highest happiness on earth is marriage - William Lyon Phelps

Engagement Quotes, Anniversary Quotes, Happiness Quotes

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, Actress

Time Quotes

I'm so wrapped up in my work that it's often impossible to consider other things in my life. My marriage ended in divorce because of this, my relationship with Holly has suffered by this. - Jim Carrey

Life Quotes, Work Quotes

Marriage destroyed my relationship with two wonderful men. - Marilyn Monroe

Wonder Quotes

I always felt as though, 'If nothing else, I have a successful marriage.' - Willie Aames, Actor

Success Quotes

Wit is the sudden marriage of ideas which, before their union, were not perceived to have any relation. - Mark Twain

Ideas Quotes

Marriage is the alliance of two people, one of whom never remembers birthdays and the other who never forgets them. - Ogden Nash

Birthday Quotes

I think even in a good marriage, especially if you stay together long enough, there are going to be events that happen. - Tori Amos, Musician

I myself got married at a very young age. It has always intrigued me because marriage is very synthetic in an otherwise natural world. - Imtiaz Ali , Director

Age Quotes

Many a good hanging prevents a bad marriage. - William Shakespeare, Dramatist

Accident counts for as much in companionship as in marriage. - Henry Adams, Historian

I wanted my marriage to work, but it didn't. - Diane Abbott, Politician

Work Quotes

Marriage, in life, is like a duel in the midst of a battle. - Edmond About, Novelist

Life Quotes

Every year, millions of people from Iran and Iraq travel to each other's countries, and we also have marriages between Iraqis and Iranians. Many Iranians were born in Iraq, and many Iraqis were born in Iran. This is a kind of special, cordial amicable ties. - Mahmoud Ahmadinejad , Statesman

Travel Quotes

So many people prefer to live in drama because it's comfortable. It's like someone staying in a bad marriage or relationship - it's actually easier to stay because they know what to expect every day, versus leaving and not knowing what to expect. - Ellen DeGeneres

In every marriage more than a week old, there are grounds for divorce. The trick is to find, and continue to find, grounds for marriage. - Robert Anderson, Soldier

Marriage is neither heaven nor hell, it is simply purgatory. - Abraham Lincoln, American President

Heaven Quotes, Hell Quotes

For some of us, watching a miniseries that lasts longer than most marriages is not easy. - Erma Bombeck, Journalist

Even prior to marriage and motherhood, it's always been about prioritising and focusing on what you can commit to. That's been my approach to every aspect of my life, be it my relationships or my professional commitments. - Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Indian Actress

Commitment Quotes, Life Quotes, Motherhood Quotes, Relationship Quotes

A man's friendships are, like his will, invalidated by marriage - but they are also no less invalidated by the marriage of his friends. - Samuel Butler, Poet

The principle of plural marriage was revealed to the Mormons amid much secrecy. Dark clouds hovered over the church in the early 1840s, after rumors spread that its founder, Joseph Smith, had taken up the practice of polygamy. While denying the charge in public, by 1843 Smith had shared a revelation with his closest disciples. - Scott Anderson, Journalist

Practice Quotes

Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get. - H. Jackson Brown‚ Jr.

Children Quotes

Remember that creating a successful marriage is like farming: you have to start over again every morning. - H. Jackson Brown‚ Jr.

Success Quotes

4 Top quotes about Marriage by George Bernard Shaw

Marriage is good enough for the lower classes: they have facilities for desertion that are denied to us. - George Bernard Shaw

Marriage is an alliance entered into by a man who can't sleep with the window shut, and a woman who can't sleep with the window open. - George Bernard Shaw

Engagement Quotes

Marriage is popular because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity. - George Bernard Shaw

Opportunity Quotes

There is no subject on which more dangerous nonsense is talked and thought than marriage. - George Bernard Shaw

Anger Quotes, Thought Quotes

5 Famous quotes about Marriage by Barack Obama

I believe marriage is between a man and a woman. I am not in favor of gay marriage. But when you start playing around with constitutions, just to prohibit somebody who cares about another person, it just seems to me that's not what America's about. Usually, our constitutions expand liberties, they don't contract them. - Barack Obama, American President

I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right. - Barack Obama, American President

I opposed the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996. It should be repealed and I will vote for its repeal on the Senate floor. I will also oppose any proposal to amend the U.S. Constitution to ban gays and lesbians from marrying. - Barack Obama, American President

What I believe is that marriage is between a man and a woman, but what I also believe is that we have an obligation to make sure that gays and lesbians have the rights of citizenship that afford them visitations to hospitals, that allow them to be, to transfer property between partners, to make certain that they're not discriminated on the job. - Barack Obama, American President

I think there are a whole host of things that are civil rights, and then there are other things - such as traditional marriage - that, I think, express a community's concern and regard for a particular institution. - Barack Obama, American President

Community Quotes

19 Love Marriage Quotes

Those Marriages generally abound most with Love and Constancy, that are preceded by a long Courtship. - Joseph Addison, Writer

Love Quotes

Where there's marriage without love, there will be love without marriage. - Benjamin Franklin, American Politician

Love Quotes

Before marriage, a girl has to make love to a man to hold him. After marriage, she has to hold him to make love to him. - Marilyn Monroe

Love Quotes

Experts on romance say for a happy marriage there has to be more than a passionate love. For a lasting union, they insist, there must be a genuine liking for each other. Which, in my book, is a good definition for friendship. - Marilyn Monroe

Love Quotes, Passion Quotes

To keep your marriage brimming, With love in the loving cup, Whenever you're wrong, admit it; Whenever you're right, shut up. - Ogden Nash

Love Quotes

It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages. - Friedrich Nietzsche

Love Quotes

I was gone so much in my first marriage. I love the moments when I engage with my youngest daughter now. It's not my thing to sit on the ground and play tea party, but I'll do it because it's a moment that will stick with me forever. - Tim Allen , Comedian

Love Quotes

I love marriage. I failed at marriage, but I'd rather go into anything with gusto and fail than go into it half-assed. - Kirstie Alley , Actress

Love Quotes

I've got a great life. I'm in love, I have a happy, wonderful, beautiful time with my marriage, and I have a beautiful home. I want to spend time here working and creating. - Jon Anderson, Musician

Love Quotes, Life Quotes, Great Quotes, Time Quotes, Work Quotes, Wonder Quotes

Marriage is not a noun; it's a verb. It isn't something you get. It's something you do. It's the way you love your partner every day. - Barbara de Angelis, American Writer

Love Quotes

Marriage is important to me and I love the idea of being married. - Nicole Appleton , Musician

Love Quotes, Important Quotes

Marriage is... OK, it's rooted and grounded on love and attraction. - Mary Archer , Scientist

Love Quotes, Action Quotes

I liked the premise of this material. I love the marriage relationship. They kind of keep each other honest, and they enjoy each other's sense of humor. Kind of a sexy but boring relationship. - Patricia Arquette , Actress

Love Quotes, Humor Quotes, Material Quotes

For a while I didn't believe in marriage. But I think I do believe in having a love. I'm not saying only one love ever, but in having a good, solid relationship. I think that's possible. - Penn Badgley, Actor

Love Quotes

Love: A temporary insanity curable by marriage. - Ambrose Bierce, American Journalist

Love Quotes, Insanity Quotes

When people get married because they think it's a long-time love affair, they'll be divorced very soon, because all love affairs end in disappointment. But marriage is a recognition of a spiritual identity. - Joseph Campbell, Author

Love Quotes, Spiritual Quotes, Disappointment Quotes, Recognition Quotes, Identity Quotes

I would love to have the same rights as everybody else. I would love, I don't care if it's called marriage. I don't care if it's called, you know, domestic partnership. I don't care what it's called. - Ellen DeGeneres

Love Quotes, Partnership Quotes

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person - Mignon McLaughlin

Success Quotes, Love Quotes, Anniversary Quotes, Time Quotes

The difficulty with marriage is that we fall in love with a personality, but must live with a character - Peter Devries

Love Quotes, Anniversary Quotes, Character Quotes, Personality Quotes