When we gathered quotations about marriage for our Daily Marriage Quotes Newsletter
, some quotes jumped out at us as being so "right on" when it comes to marriage. Here are a few quotes about marriage we really like.
"A love which depends solely on romance, on the combustion of two attracting chemistries tends to fizzle out ... A long-term marriage has to move beyond chemistry to compatibility, to friendship, to companionship. It is certainly not that passion disappears, but that it is conjoined with other ways of love."
Source: Two-Part Invention: The Story of a Marriage
, page 76.
"But being happily married means accepting things in your spouse that will never change."
Source: Jeanne Wolf. "Reconcilable differences." Redbook
. 5/1999. pg. 68.
"The most romantic thing to do is to sit -- just the two of you -- under a nice umbrella, listening to some of your favorite music, to converse with one another, to walk along the beach, to play along the beach and to once in awhile give each other a smooch."
Source: Los Angeles Times
"...what separates happy couples from unhappy couples is not whether they have problems, but how they approach them."
Source: Linda and Robert Miles. The New Marriage: Transcending the Happily-Ever-After Myth.
"Ruth and I don't have a perfect marriage, but we have a great one ... For a married couple to expect perfection in each other is unrealistic."
"Sexiness wears thin after a while, and beauty fades. But to be married to a man who makes you laugh every day, ah, now that's a real treat."
"Gerry and I developed an understanding of each other, a feeling of compassion and patience that has run quiet and deep. We each enjoy our own sense of freedom ... If the feeling of ownership creeps into a marriage, it will blow out the strongest flame of love."
Source: Dennis Weaver. All the World's a Stage
. page 75.
"I suppose it's about keeping love alive, learning how to fall in love over and over again, not taking each other for granted, forgiveness, trust. Whatever it is, it works for us."
Source: Lester Middlehurst. "Drink, suicide and why I turned against Hollywood."
"All married couples should learn the art of battle as they should learn the art of making love. Good battle is objective and honest, never vicious or cruel. Good battle is healthy and constructive, and brings to a marriage the principle of equal partnership."