marriage quotes

Since 1970, relationships can be more volatile, jobs more ephemeral, geographical mobility more intensified, stability of marriage weaker.Mary Douglas

Marriage is a coming together for better or for worse, hopefully enduring, and intimate to the degree of being sacred.William O. Douglas

Obama sees himself as such a huge change that he can be cautious about other societal changes. But what he doesn't realize is that legalizing gay marriage is like electing a black president. Before you do it, it seems inconceivable. Once it's done, you can't remember what all the fuss was about.Maureen Dowd

But I will agree that I think that things happen with people in relationships, that you might have been able to enjoy Morocco, say, if you weren't getting out of a bad marriage. You know what I mean?Robert Downey, Jr.

I do think the secret to a good marriage is separate bathrooms.Heather Dubrow

It's not someone else's responsibility to honor my marriage. It's my responsibility.David Duchovny

Any intelligent woman who reads the marriage contract, and then goes into it, deserves all the consequences.Isadora Duncan

Only with our government are you given a certificate at birth, a license at marriage, and a bill at death.Jennifer Dunn

The only good husbands stay bachelors: They're too considerate to get married.Finley Peter Dunne

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!'Kirsten Dunst

The weaker partner in a marriage is the one who loves the most.Eleanora Duse

Marriage as an institution developed from rape as a practice. Rape, originally defined as abduction, became marriage by capture. Marriage meant the taking was to extend in time, to be not only use of but possession of, or ownership.Andrea Dworkin

As wonderful as they were, my parents didn't teach me anything about self-discipline, concentration, patience, or focus. If I hadn't had a family myself, I probably never would've done anything. Marriage taught me responsibility.Dick Van Dyke

I was raised Catholic. Not just a little bit Catholic, like my wife, Catherine. When she was young, many Catholics in France already barely went to church, except for the big three: baptism, marriage, and funeral. And only the middle one was by choice.Frans de Waal

My parents separated when I was four. It wasn't the smoothest of divorces, but then as my mother always says, 'You can't have a passionate marriage without a passionate divorce.'Sophie Ellis-Bextor

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

There's only one way to have a happy marriage and as soon as I learn what it is I'll get married again.Clint Eastwood

I don't do marriage. I think it's incredibly naff. And I don't like vulgar displays of ostentation.Jenny Eclair

I could be wrong, but I think heterosexual marriage is threatened more by heterosexuals. I don't know why gay marriage challenges my marriage in any way.Elizabeth Edwards

It takes a lot of work to put together a marriage, to put together a family and a home.Elizabeth Edwards