Quotes of the Day for 28 July 2003 – Marriage
I'm back, tired but refreshed from the break. (Now I'm really fatigued from taking the first pass though some 1200 incoming e-mails.) Yesterday was not only the last day of my retreat, but also the eighteenth anniversary of my marriage to Larkin, which calls for some quotes on that subject.
A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.
- Andre Maurois
Success in marriage does not come merely through finding the right mate, but through being the right mate.
- Barnett Brickner
What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are, but how you deal with incompatibility.
- George Levinger
For it is mutual trust, even more than mutual interest that holds human associations together. Our friends seldom profit us but they make us feel safe... Marriage is a scheme to accomplish exactly that same end.
- Henry Louis Mencken, 1880 - 1956
Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads, which sew people together through the years.
- Simone Signoret
Marriage resembles a pair of shears, so joined that they cannot be separated; often moving in opposite directions, yet always punishing anyone who comes between them.
- Sydney Smith
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