Quotes of the Day for 22 December 2000 – Marriage and Constant Affection
In the issue of 20 December I mentioned that I, too, had felt the pain of a marriage ending. After that was in the mail I feared that some might have thought that my wife Larkin had left me, and wanted to set the record straight. I was referring to the end of my previous marriage, in 1983. By way of correction, perhaps, as well as a salute to Larkin who celebrates her birthday today, I offer these quotes on Marriage and Constant Affection.
(Like Winston Churchill I rarely break my fast with my wife - not because we don't enjoy it but because I'm rarely awake in the morning.)
We should measure affection, not like youngsters by the ardor of its passion, but by its strength and constancy.
Marriage should be a duet — when one sings, the other claps.
- Joe Murray
The ritual of marriage is not simply a social event; it is a crossing of threads in the fabric of fate. Many strands bring the couple and their families together and spin their lives into a fabric that is woven on their children.
- Portuguese-Jewish Wedding Ceremony
There is no greater excitement than to support an intellectual wife and have her support you. Marriage is a partnership in which each inspires the other, and brings fruition to both of you.
- Millicent Carey McIntosh
My wife and I tried to breakfast together, but we had to stop or our marriage would have been wrecked.
- Winston Churchill
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