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Marriage Secrets of Famous Couples -- Quotations and Tips

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Anne Bancroft and Mel Brooks at opening night party for "Squeeze Box" in New York City, July 27, 2004

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Although the headlines of the rich and famous often focus on the divorces of famous couples, many famous couples do have long-lasting marriages.

Here are some of their marriage secrets and tips in their own words.

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Christina Aguilera in interview with Ellen DeGeneres: "We have something called naked Sundays ... You have to keep marriage alive, spice it up ... We don't need to go anywhere, we're just with each other. We do everything naked. We cook naked."
Source: People.com
Christina Aguilera and Jordan Bratman Marriage Profile

Eddie Albert in a personal journal: "By the time I leave this Earth, I should have improved our relationships here and now, so that in the next generation sons, daughter and friends have my shoulders on which to stand, so it's easier to make their contribution."
Source: ABC News
Eddie and Margo Albert Marriage Profile

Anne Bancroft on the key to long term marital success: "Just working hard."
Source: News Star
Anne Bancroft and Mel Brooks Marriage Profile

Yogi Berra, married to Carmen Short: Yogi Berra: "The main thing is we've always been dedicated to each other while keeping a sense of humor about everything."
Source: Yogi Berra, Dave Kaplan. When You Come to a Fork in the Road, Take It! 2001. pg 22.

Clint Black, married to Lisa Hartman: "We keep a lot of candles in our bedroom. I want us to always stay honeymooners."
Source: Redbook.com

Pierce Brosnan, married to Keely Shaye Smith: "I love romance: I bring Keely breakfast in bed on a tray with a single flower from our garden. I did that when we first started dating, and I still do it."
Source: Colleen Rush. "Revealed! 97 Secrets to a Happy Marriage." Redbookmag.com
Keely and Pierce Brosnan Marriage Profile

Bill Cosby, married to Camille Cosby: "The heart of marriage is memories; and if the two of you happen to have the same ones and can savor your reruns, then your marriage is a gift from the gods."
Source: BrainyQuote.com

Courteney Cox, married to David Arquette: "A deal is a deal. To me that says it all. Marriage is for keeps."
Source: SimplyWeddings.com

Ossie Davis: "Run away for secret weekends. We're always talking about going away for a four-day weekend. We do this occasionally. We check into a hotel in down town New York and pretend we're tourists. And, nobody knows who we are. We have a nice little suite and we indulge ourselves. We go to the theater and eat out, go to all of the places we don't get a chance to go to."
Source: Broadway to Vegas
Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee Marriage Profile

Ruby Dee: "How to ride the rough waves in a relation long enough for the waters to get calm? When does it sink in that overcoming difficult times gets easier with practice? How do you drag some of the good feelings, good times vibrations into the stormy places? To love someone long and deep is a "consummation devoutly to be wished"!... It is day by day, one step at a time. It may not mean two bathrooms, but just some space, some privacy, some area to be alone. ...Unlike the wedding event, that takes place in a day, marriage is a long process that goes on at some level every day for the rest of your life....We have to learn how to live together... I thought I loved you, Ossie, when we got married, but as I see now, I was only in the kindergarten of the proposition. To arrive at love is like working on a double doctorate in the subject of Life."
Source: With Ossie and Ruby: In This Life Together, pages 430-431
Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee Marriage Profile

Joan Didion about John Dunne: "I did not always think he was right nor did he always think I was right but we were each the person the other trusted."
Source: Seattle Times
Joan Didion and John Dunne Marriage Profile

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