Being a matchmaker is always difficult. Being a married matchmaker makes things doubly difficult, because I know what my clients are letting themselves in for!
Luckily I am a happily married matchmaker. I have been married long enough to know that when my husband is difficult to live with, there is also a magical side to him. He can sometimes make me almost tear my hair out, but most of the time he is the most loving and helpful friend, who never hesitates to roll a stone out of the way for me.
Here are 20 humorous quotes revealing how people (some of them famous) perceive marriage. Hopefully you will retain your optimism on the subject!
# “Never get married in the morning, because you never know who you’ll meet that night.” ~Paul Hornung
# “Divorce: The past tense of marriage.” ~Author Unknown
# “Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.” ~Katherine Hepburn
# “It destroys one’s nerves to be amiable every day to the same human being.” ~Benjamin Disraeli
# “Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight.” ~Phyllis Diller, Phyllis Diller’s Housekeeping Hints, 1966
# “If you made a list of the reasons why any couple got married, and another list of the reasons for their divorce, you’d have a hell of a lot of overlapping.” ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960
# “A man marries to have a home, but also because he doesn’t want to be bothered with sex and all that sort of thing.” ~W. Somerset Maugham
# “Matrimony is a process by which a grocer acquired an account the florist had.” ~Francis Rodman
# “Valentine’s Day is when a lot of married men are reminded what a poor shot Cupid really is.” ~Author Unknown
# “A dress that zips up the back will bring a husband and wife together.” ~James H. Boren
# “All marriages are happy. It’s the living together afterward that causes all the trouble.” ~Raymond Hull
# “As to marriage or celibacy, let a man take which course he will, he will be sure to repent.” ~Socrates
# “Never feel remorse for what you have thought about your wife; she has thought much worse things about you.” ~Jean Rostand, Le Mariage, 1927
# “Any intelligent woman who reads the marriage contract, and then goes into it, deserves all the consequences.” ~Isadora Duncan
# “When two people are under the influence of the most violent, most insane, most delusive, and most transient of passions, they are required to swear that they will remain in that excited, abnormal, and exhausting condition continuously until death do them part.” ~G.B. Shaw, Getting Married, 1908
# “I figure that the degree of difficulty in combining two lives ranks somewhere between rerouting a hurricane and finding a parking place in downtown Manhattan.” ~Claire Cloninger, “When the Glass Slipper Doesn’t Fit and the Silver Spoon is in Someone Else’s Mouth”
# “A man’s wife has more power over him than the state has.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, Journals
# “Three rings of marriage are the engagement ring, the wedding ring, and the suffering.” ~Author Unknown
# “Marriage ceremony: an incredible metaphysical sham of watching God and the law being dragged into the affairs of your family.” ~O.C. Ogilvie
# “A man in love is incomplete until he has married. Then he’s finished.” ~Zsa Zsa Gabor
It helps to bring a little humour to your troubles.
Laughter is truly the best medicine!
Owner of Perfect Strangers
Marilyn Welch is the owner of Perfect Strangers Introduction Society for Professionals and in the last year, many of the clients who joined Perfect Strangers met someone special, often within a very few short months. Would you love to meet your soulmate? If you fit our niche market and feel that you would like to work with me, register today.