Quotation Saturday – On Monday: Wedding Anniversaries

quotationsaturdayMamacita says:  Welcome to Quotation Saturday, on Monday.  I meant to post it on Saturday, but it’s too late now, because it’s already Monday morning.

I was in Michigan this weekend at the 50th wedding anniversary of two of the nicest people God ever made, and you can see pictures and video on my Flickr account:  just search for Mamacita3855 and click on Crowder Anniversary Party.  It really happened, honest.

Since my weekend was all about wedding anniversaries for shirttail relatives I adore, today’s quotations are about wedding anniversaries, also.  These are for you, Betty and David. Here we go:

1. 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

2. Our wedding was many years ago. The celebration continues to this day. ~Gene Perret

3. A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity. The order varies for any given year. ~Paul Sweeney

4. The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds – they mature slowly. ~Peter De Vries

5. Love is one long sweet dream, and marriage is the alarm clock. ~Author Unknown

6. Spouse: someone who’ll stand by you through all the trouble you wouldn’t have had if you’d stayed single. ~Author Unknown

7. It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life. ~Rita Rudner

8. Marriage, n: The state or condition of a community consisting of a master, a mistress, and two slaves, making in all, two. ~Ambrose Bierce

9. The difficulty with marriage is that we fall in love with a personality, but must live with a character. ~Peter Devries

10. A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person. ~Mignon McLaughlin

11. Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight. ~Phyllis Diller

12. If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular? ~Source Unknown

13. 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

14. Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupery

15. 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. ~Author Unknown

16. Love one another and you will be happy. It’s as simple and as difficult as that. ~Michael Leunig

17. An anniversary is a time to celebrate the joys of today, the memories of yesterday, and the hopes of tomorrow. ~Author Unknown

18. The highest happiness on earth is marriage. ~William Lyon Phelps

19. Without love, what are we worth? Eighty-nine cents! Eighty-nine cents worth of chemicals walking around lonely. ~M*A*S*H, Hawkeye

20. Love is not singular except in syllable. ~Marvin Taylor

21. Love is a sweet tyranny, because the lover endureth his torments willingly. ~Proverb

22. A happy marriage is a long conversation that always seems too short. ~Andre Maurois

23. 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

24. True love stories never have endings. ~Richard Bach

25. Nobody has ever measured, even poets, how much a heart can hold. ~Zelda Fitzgerald

26. 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. ~Author Unknown

27. Remember, if you smoke after sex you’re doing it too fast. ~Woody Allen

28. Sex on television can’t hurt you unless you fall off. ~Author Unknown

29. No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens. ~Abraham Lincoln

30. If two stand shoulder to shoulder against the gods,
Happy together, the gods themselves are helpless
Against them while they stand so.
~Maxwell Anderson

31. Love is not the dying moan of a distant violin – it’s the triumphant twang of a bedspring. ~S.J. Perelman

32. 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. ~Dinah Craik

33. Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. ~Marcel P

34. Marriage is love personified. ~Phoenix Flame

35. The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret. ~ Henny Youngman

36. There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage. ~Martin Luther

37. Marrying for love may be a bit risky, but it is so honest that God can’t help but smile on it. ~Josh Billings

38. Love may be blind, but marriage is a real eye-opener! ~Anonymous

39. Without love, what are we worth? Eighty-nine cents! Eighty-nine cents worth of chemicals walking around lonely. ~ Hawkeye on M*A*S*H

40. Spouse: someone who’ll stand by you through all the trouble you wouldn’t have had if you’d stayed single. ~Anonymous

41. 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. ~Socrates

42. My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me. ~Winston Churchill

43. A good marriage is that in which each appoints the other guardian of his solitude. ~Rainer Maria Rilke

44. For years {my wedding ring} has done its job. It has led me not into temptation. It has reminded my husband numberous times at parties that it’s time to go home. It has been a source of relief to a dinner companion. It has been a status symbol in the maternity ward. ~Erma Bombeck

45. It took great courage to ask a beautiful young woman to marry me. Believe me, it is easier to play the whole Petrushka on the piano. ~Arthur Rubinstein

46. The day after that wedding night I found that a distance of a thousand miles, abyss and discovery and irremediable metamorphosis, separated me from the day before. ~Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

47. Marriage is a coming together for better or for worse, hopefully enduring, and intimate to the degree of being sacred. ~William O. Douglas

48. A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person. ~Germaine Greer

49. I know you’ve been married to the same woman for 69 years. That is marvelous. It must be very inexpensive. ~Johnny Carson

50. Marriage is an Athenic weaving together of families, of two souls with their individual fates and destinies of time and eternity – everyday life married to the timeless mysteries of the soul. ~Thomas Moore

51. Marriage is our last, best chance to grow up. ~Joseph Barth

52. The sum which two married people owe to one another defies calculation. It is an infinite debt, which can only be discharged through all eternity. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

53. Try praising your wife, even if it does frighten her at first. ~Billy Sunday

54. There is nothing nobler or more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies adn delighting their friends. ~Homer

55. One advantage of marriage it seems to me is that when you fall out of love with him or he falls out of love with you it keeps you together until maybe you fall in again. ~Judith Viorst

56. Many marriages would be better if the husband and wife clearly understood that they are on the same side. ~Zig Ziglar

57. That we arrived at fifty years together is due as much to luck as to love, and a talent for knowing, when we stumble, where to fall, and how to get up again. ~Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis

58. The entire sum of existence is the magic of being needed by just one person. ~Vi Putnam

59. One man by himself is nothing. Two people who belong together make a world. ~Hans Margolius

60. Unto us all our days are love’s anniversaries, each one in turn hath ripen’d something of our happiness. ~Robert Bridges


Comments

Quotation Saturday – On Monday: Wedding Anniversaries — 10 Comments

  1. Thanks, Jane! I’ve always liked #13 (about infatuation), but #32 (about feeling comfortable with someone) is key if the relationship is to last.

  2. Thanks, Jane! I’ve always liked #13 (about infatuation), but #32 (about feeling comfortable with someone) is key if the relationship is to last.

  3. I remember #39 from the show. It made my heart sing then, and it still does.

    Fantastic list of quotes, Mamacita! My thanks.

  4. I remember #39 from the show. It made my heart sing then, and it still does.

    Fantastic list of quotes, Mamacita! My thanks.

  5. I look forward to your quotations every weekend. I was disappointed when there weren’t any but these more than made up for the lateness. Thursday is my parents’ 50th anniversary and I’m going to use a lot of these on the table settings and favors. Thanks!

    Your quotations are the best on the whole net.

  6. I look forward to your quotations every weekend. I was disappointed when there weren’t any but these more than made up for the lateness. Thursday is my parents’ 50th anniversary and I’m going to use a lot of these on the table settings and favors. Thanks!

    Your quotations are the best on the whole net.

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