"I am in love -- and, my God, it is the greatest thing that can happen to a man. I tell you, find a woman you can fall in love with. Do it. Let yourself fall in love. If you have not done so already, you are wasting your life."
-- D. H. Lawrence
"A happy home is one in which each spouse grants the possibility that the other may be right, though neither believes it." -- Don Fraser
"If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular? -- anonymous quote
"Marriage has many pains, but celibacy has no pleasures." -- Samuel Johnson
"Speak to him, for there is none born wise." -- Ptahhotpe
"Every marriage tends to consist of an aristocrat and a peasant." -- John Updike
"There are three kinds of men who do not understand women: Young, old, and middle-aged." -- anonymous (and with good reason)
"I am in favor of preserving the French habit of kissing the hands of ladies. After all, one must start somewhere." -- Sacha Guitry
"And in the end, the love you take
Is equal to the love you make."
--- John Lennon and Paul McCartney
"Oh, life is a glorious cycle of song,
A medley of extemporanea;
And love is a thing that can never go wrong;
And I am Marie of Roumania."
-- Dorothy Parker
"We learn only from those we love." -- Johann Von Eckermann
"A love song is just a caress set to music." -- Sigmund Romberg
"To be in love is merely to be in a state of perceptual anesthesia." -- H.L. Mencken
"Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing." -- Goethe
"There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness." -- Nietzsche
"I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond." -- Mae West
"Companioned years have made them comprehend
The comradeship that lies beyond a kiss
The young ask much of life -- they ask but this
To fare the road together to its end."
-- Written for a wedding anniversary; Roselle Mercier Montgomery; Contributed by Leslie Westbrook
"To love is to suffer. To avoid suffering one must not love. But then one suffers from not loving. Therefore to love is to suffer, not to love is to suffer. To suffer is to suffer. To be happy is to love. To be happy then is to suffer. But suffering makes one unhappy. Therefore, to be unhappy one must love, or love to suffer, or suffer from too much happiness. I hope you're getting this down." -- Woody Allen, Love and Death
"A woman might as well propose: her husband will claim she did." -- Edgar Watson Howe
"Love is everything it's cracked up to be. That's why people are so cynical about it... It really is worth fighting for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don't risk everything, you risk even more." -- Erica Jong
"I am a good friend to my husband. I have tried to make my marriage vows mean what they say. I show up. I listen. I try to laugh." -- Anna Quindlen, A Short Guide to a Happy Life
"I love being married. It's so great to find one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life." -- Rita Rudner
"We never forget those who make us blush." -- Jean-François De La Harpe
"You have to be very fond of men. Very, very fond. You have to be very fond of them to love them. Otherwise they're simply unbearable." -- Marguerite Duras
"Women like me because I make them laugh. And what is an orgasm, except laughter of the loins?" -- Mickey Rooney
"Oh, how we danced on the night we were wed
We vowed our true love though a word wasn't said
The world was in bloom, there were stars in the skies
Except for the few that were there in your eyes.
The night seemed to fade into blossoming dawn
The sun shone anew but the dance lingered on
Could we but relive that sweet moment sublime
We'd find that our love is unaltered by time."
-- lyrics to "The Anniversary Waltz," composed by Dubin/Frankl
"Maybe love is like luck. You have to go all the way to find it." -- Robert Mitchum
"At last you kissed me, I could die in waves again, and one good lick of quicksand took...." -- Heather McHugh
"Where love is, no room is too small." -- Talmud
"Don't threaten me with love, Baby. Let's just go walking in the rain." -- Billie Holiday