Quotes I like about Marriage
"The middle years of marriage are the most crucial. In the early years, spouses want each other and in late years, they need each other."
~ Rebecca Tilly
"I didn't marry you because you were perfect.
I didn't even marry you because I loved you.
I married you because you gave me a promise.
That promise made up for your faults.
And the promise I gave you made up for mine.
Two imperfect people got married and it was the promise that made the marrigae.
And when our children were growing up, it wasn't a house that protected them; and it wasn't our love that protected them - it was that promise."
~ Thornton Wilder
"I think a man and a woman should choose each other for life, for the simple reason that a long life with all its accidents is barely enough time for a man and a woman to understand each other and... To understand - is to love."
~ William Butler Yeats
"It is not your love that sustains the marriage, but from now on, the marriage that sustains your love."
~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Marriage is our last, best chance to grow up.
~ Joseph Barth
Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads, which sew people together through the years.
~ Simone Signoret