Wedding season is approaching and love is all around us! What better way to get into the mood than with a few fun wedding quotes? These 10 quotes by writers and thinkers cover the topic of marriage from different perspectives. Whether you want to find something sweet, funny, cynical, or downright heartbreaking, you will find it right here:
Gabriel Garcia Márquez
“The problem with marriage is that it ends every night after making love, and it must be rebuilt every morning before breakfast.”
“To keep your marriage brimming, with love in the wedding cup, whenever you’re wrong, admit it; whenever you’re right, shut up.”
“Getting married is like trading in the adoration of many for the sarcasm of one.”
Now, if you loved the sarcasm of that one then who wouldn’t choose that over the adoration of many?
It’s never fifty-fifty in a marriage. It’s always seventy-thirty, or sixty-forty. Someone falls in love first. Someone puts someone else up on a pedestal. Someone works very hard to keep thing rolling smoothly; someone else sails alongs for the ride.” ― Mercy
A married person once told me that out of all the wedding quotes out there, this was the best advice they ever got.
“Men marry because they are tired, women, because they are curious: both are disappointed.” ― The Picture of Dorian Gray
As wedding quotes go, this is one of the most pessimistic ones I have come across. Perhaps it is a critique on getting married for the wrong reasons more than it is about the institution itself.
“When I said I would die a bachelor, I did not think I should live till I were married.”
“Marriage can wait, education cannot.” ― A Thousand Splendid Suns
Set in Afghanistan, this book tells the tale of a young girl forced into a marriage. However, this particular quote may serve as a reminder for those who have a choice as well.
“In a word, live together in the forgiveness of your sins, for without it no human fellowship, least of all a marriage, can survive. Don’t insist on your rights, don’t blame each other, don’t judge or condemn each other, don’t find fault with each other, but accept each other as you are, and forgive each other every day from the bottom of your hearts”
“I feel good with my husband: I like his warmth and his bigness and his being-there and his making and his jokes and stories and what he reads and how he likes fishing and walks and pigs and foxes and little animals and is honest and not vain or fame-crazy and how he shows his gladness for what I cook him and joy for when I make him something, a poem or a cake, and how he is troubled when I am unhappy and wants to do anything so I can fight out my soul-battles and grow up with courage and a philosophical ease. I love his good small and his body that fits with mine as if they were made in the same body-shop to do just that. What is only pieces, doled out here and there to this boy and that boy, that made me like pieces of them, is all jammed together in my husband. So I don’t want to look around any more: I don’t need to look around for anything.” ― The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath
How does Plath manage to fill my heart to the brim and break it simultaneously every time?
“To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow — this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.” ― Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage