Quotes of the Day for 22 March 2003 – Marriage
On this day in 1882 the US Congress adopted the Edmunds Act, outlawing polygamy. It seems silly, there are so few women who can afford more than one husband it hardly seems worth legislating. Here are a few jibes at the institution of Marriage.
There's only one way to have a happy marriage and as soon as I learn what it is I'll get married again.
- Clinton Eastwood, Jr
Courtship brings out the best. Marriage brings out the rest.
- Cullen Hightower
Before marriage, a man declares that he would lay down his life to serve you; after marriage, he won't even lay down his newspaper to talk to you.
- Helen Rowland, 1876 - 1950
There is a way of transferring funds that is even faster than electronic banking. It's called marriage.
- James Holt McGavran
Some people claim that marriage interferes with romance. There's no doubt about it. Anytime you have a romance, your wife is bound to interfere.
- Julius Henry "Groucho" Marx, 1890 - 1977
Both marriage and death ought to be welcome: the one promises happiness, doubtless the other assures it.
- Mark Twain, 1835 - 1910
Marriage is a great institution, but I'm not ready for an institution yet.
- Mae West, 1892 - 1980
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