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Marriage is a great institution. ...
by Elizabeth Taylor

Marriage is a great institution.
- Elizabeth Taylor

I've been through it all, baby, I'm mother courage.
- Elizabeth Taylor

Everything makes me nervous - except making films.
- Elizabeth Taylor

I'm a survivor - a living example of what people can go through and survive.
- Elizabeth Taylor

 

I fell off my pink cloud with a thud.
- Elizabeth Taylor

I've only slept with men I've been married to.
How many women can make that claim?
- Elizabeth Taylor

Big girls need big diamonds.
- Elizabeth Taylor

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Success is a great deodorant.
- Elizabeth Taylor

People who know me well, call me Elizabeth.
I dislike Liz.
- Elizabeth Taylor

I think I'm finally growing up - and about time.
- Elizabeth Taylor

My mother says I didn't open my eyes for eight days after I was born,
but when I did, the first thing I saw was an engagement ring.
I was hooked.
- Elizabeth Taylor

I haven't read any of the autobiographies about me.
- Elizabeth Taylor

I suppose when they reach a certain age some men are afraid to grow up.
It seems the older the men get, the younger their new wives get.
- Elizabeth Taylor

I adore wearing gems, but not because they are mine.
You can't possess radiance, you can only admire it.
- Elizabeth Taylor

I don't pretend to be an ordinary housewife.
- Elizabeth Taylor

It is strange that the years teach us patience;
that the shorter our time,
the greater our capacity for waiting.
- Elizabeth Taylor

So much to do, so little done, such things to be.
- Elizabeth Taylor

I've always admitted that I'm ruled by my passions.
- Elizabeth Taylor

I have a woman's body and a child's emotions.
- Elizabeth Taylor

Some of my best leading men have been dogs and horses.
- Elizabeth Taylor

I feel very adventurous.
There are so many doors to be opened,
and I'm not afraid to look behind them.
- Elizabeth Taylor

You find out who your real friends are when you're involved in a scandal.
- Elizabeth Taylor

I am a very committed wife.
And I should be committed too - for being married so many times.
- Elizabeth Taylor

I sweat real sweat and I shake real shakes.
- Elizabeth Taylor

The problem with people who have no vices is that generally
you can be pretty sure they're going to have some pretty annoying virtues.
- Elizabeth Taylor

When people say, 'She's got everything',
I've got one answer - I haven't had tomorrow.
- Elizabeth Taylor

I don't think President Bush is doing anything at all about Aids.
In fact, I'm not sure he even knows how to spell Aids.
- Elizabeth Taylor

I really don't remember much about Cleopatra.
There were a lot of other things going on.
- Elizabeth Taylor

If someone's dumb enough to offer me a million dollars to make a picture,
I'm certainly not dumb enough to turn it down.
- Elizabeth Taylor

Every good relationship, especially marriage, is based on respect.
If it's not based on respect,
nothing that appears to be good will last very long.
- Amy Grant

A divorce is like an amputation:
you survive it, but there's less of you.
- Margaret Atwood

This day I will marry my friend,
the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love.
- Anonymous

Make sure you never, never argue at night.
You just lose a good night's sleep,
and you can't settle anything until morning anyway.
- Rose Kennedy

The formula for achieving a successful relationship is simple:
you should treat all disasters as if they were trivialities
but never treat a triviality as if it were a disaster.
- Quentin Crisp

Our loved ones -
whether by blood, by marriage, or by choice -
are delicate treasures.
If we hold them too close, they break -
as a butterfly would.
By honoring and enjoying
the freedom of our loved ones,
we gain our own freedom.
Have the courage to trust that
the beautiful butterflies of your life
will return - or not - as life intends.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you make the sacrifice in marriage,
you're sacrificing not to each other
but to unity in a relationship.
- Joseph Campbell

For a happy marriage,
love and accept your spouse just the way they are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Marriage, ultimately, is the practice of
becoming passionate friends.
- Harville Hendrix

Each relationship nurtures a strength or weakness within you.
- Mike Murdock

By all means marry.
If you get a good wife, you'll be happy.
If you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher
and that is a good thing for any man.
- Socrates

The hardest of all, is learning to be
a well of affection, and not a fountain,
to show them that we love them,
not when we feel like it, but when they do.
- Nan Fairbrother

A dream you dream alone is only a dream.
A dream you dream together becomes reality.
- John Lennon

Every relationship is just so tenuous and precarious.
- Larry David

You are my home - the place to which I always return.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is no substitute for the comfort supplied
by the utterly taken-for-granted relationship.
- Iris Murdoch

The fewer secrets you have, the happier you will be.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't marry the person you think you can live with;
marry only the individual you think you can't live without.
- James C. Dobson

Being divorced is like being hit by a Mack truck.
If you live through it, you start looking
very carefully to the right and to the left.
- Jean Kerr

Not everyone is always going to like what you do.
Your job application, your book proposal,
your offer of marriage is going to
get rejected sometimes - perhaps often.
Your boss, your spouse, even the person
behind you in the supermarket checkout line
is occasionally going to think that you are doing it all wrong.
Don't take it personally.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Why does a woman work ten years to change a man's habits
and then complain that he's not the man she married?
- Barbra Streisand

The one who loves the least, controls the relationship.
- Robert Anthony

You can learn how to let go of the past.
Whether you have experienced a break up
with someone you cared for deeply,
whether death has taken a loved one,
whether you have had a feud with a friend or family member,
whether you have lost a job.
Move on and let go.
Life can be joyful and rewarding again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I love being married.
It's so great to find that one special person
you want to annoy for the rest of your life.
- Rita Rudner

Gift the love of your life with undistracted,
untelevisioned, unhurried attentiveness.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I used to tell my husband that,
if he could make me "understand" something,
it would be clear to all the other people in the country.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Love is often the fruit of marriage.
- Moliere

Love is moral even without legal marriage,
but marriage is immoral without love.
- Ellen Key

Consider being more acceptive of your partner's behaviors.
It is unlikely that they are intentionally aggravating you.
Almost always, they are just doing what they think they should do.
Try setting aside your own rules for how they should behave,
and adopt a live-and-let-live attitude.
Your relationship will become stronger and happier if you do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Any intelligent woman who reads the marriage contract,
and then goes into it, deserves all the consequences.
- Isadora Duncan

Marriage, for a woman at least, hampers the two things
that made life to me glorious -
friendship and learning.
- Jane Harrison

Let us now set forth one of the fundamental truths about marriage:
the wife is in charge.
- Bill Cosby

Marriage: A word which should be pronounced "mirage".
- Herbert Spencer

The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret.
- Henny Youngman

A journey is like marriage.
The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.
- John Steinbeck

Marriage is the alliance of two people,
one of whom never remembers birthdays and the other who never forgets them.
- Ogden Nash

Love in marriage should be the accomplishment of a beautiful dream,
and not, as it too often is, the end.
- Alphonse Karr

Marriage has no guarantees.
If that's what you're looking for,
go live with a car battery.
- Erma Bombeck

Marriage is a financial contract; I have enough contracts already.
- Linda Fiorentino

Politics doesn't make strange bedfellows -
marriage does.
- Groucho Marx

When a marriage works, nothing on earth can take its place.
- Helen Gahagan

Marriage is not about age; it's about finding the right person.
- Sophia Bush


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