Strike an average between what a woman thinks of her husband a month before she marries him and what she thinks of him a year afterward, and you will have the truth about him.
~H.L. Mencken, A Book of Burlesques, 1916
Our wedding was many years ago. The celebration continues to this day.
A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.
Love is the thing that enables a woman to sing while she mops up the floor after her husband has walked across it in his barn boots.
The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds - they mature slowly.
~Peter De Vries
Love is one long sweet dream, and marriage is the alarm clock.
Spouse: someone who'll stand by you through all the trouble you wouldn't have had if you'd stayed single.
It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.
Marriage, n: The state or condition of a community consisting of a master, a mistress, and two slaves, making in all, two.
The difficulty with marriage is that we fall in love with a personality, but must live with a character.
A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight.
~Phyllis Diller, Phyllis Diller's Housekeeping Hints, 1966
If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?
Infatuation is when you think he's as sexy as Robert Redford, as smart as Henry Kissinger, as noble as Ralph Nader, as funny as Woody Allen, and as athletic as Jimmy Conners. Love is when you realize that he's as sexy as Woody Allen, as smart as Jimmy Connors, as funny as Ralph Nader, as athletic as Henry Kissinger and nothing like Robert Redford - but you'll take him anyway.
~Judith Viorst,Redbook, 1975
Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction.
~Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Love is a symbol of eternity. It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end.
Love one another and you will be happy. It's as simple and as difficult as that.
An anniversary is a time to celebrate the joys of today, the memories of yesterday, and the hopes of tomorrow.
The highest happiness on earth is marriage.
~William Lyon Phelps
Trip over love, you can get up. Fall in love and you fall forever.
Are we not like two volumes of one book?
Without love, what are we worth? Eighty-nine cents! Eighty-nine cents worth of chemicals walking around lonely.
Love is not singular except in syllable.
Love is a sweet tyranny, because the lover endureth his torments willingly.
A happy marriage is a long conversation that always seems too short.
A man reserves his true and deepest love not for the species of woman in whose company he finds himself electrified and enkindled, but for that one in whose company he may feel tenderly drowsy.
~George Jean Nathan
True love stories never have endings.
Nobody has ever measured, even poets, how much a heart can hold.
We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.
Remember, if you smoke after sex you're doing it too fast.
Sex on television can't hurt you unless you fall off.
No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.
If two stand shoulder to shoulder against the gods,
Happy together, the gods themselves are helpless
Against them while they stand so.
Love is not the dying moan of a distant violin - it's the triumphant twang of a bedspring.
Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away.
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.