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Our wedding was many years ago. The celebration continues to this day. ~Gene Perret
The arms of love encompass you with your present, your past, your future, the arms of love gather you together. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Southern Mail, 1929, translated from French by Curtis Cate
Are we not like two volumes of one book? ~Marceline Desbordes-Valmore
Twenty-five years of happiness known.
A very long time, yet so quickly it's flown!
It's nice to remember the good times we've had,
and leave in the past any things that were bad.
~Norman Wesley Brooks, "From Your Loving Husband on Our Silver Anniversary," 1967
Love seems the swiftest, but it is the slowest of all growths. No man or woman really knows what perfect love is until they have been married a quarter of a century. ~Mark Twain
Trip over love, you can get up. Fall in love and you fall forever. ~Author unknown
Without love, what are we worth? Eighty-nine cents! Eighty-nine cents worth of chemicals walking around lonely. ~Laurence Marks, M*A*S*H, "Love Story," 1973 [S1, E14, Hawkeye]
Love is not singular except in syllable. ~Marvin Taylor
I prefer, where love's concerned, nonspecific anniversaries
that can be celebrated every day.
~Wisława Szymborska (1923–2012), "Possibilities," 1997, translated from the Polish by Clare Cavanagh and Stanisław Barańczak
A happy marriage is a long conversation that always seems too short. ~Andre Maurois
[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
So swiftly have the years sped by
Since our hearts were young and gay,
That it is hard to realize,
Even though our hair is gray,
That it was fifty years ago
When we took that sacred vow
To cherish and love each other;
And we have from then till now!
~Gertrude Buckingham, "Our Golden Wedding," 1953
#50th wedding anniversary quote
Happiness and pain and sorrow
Were our portions through the years
That we two have lived together;
But love helped to dry all tears.
And my heart gives me this message,
Knowing all that I know now,
If the clock could be turned backward,
I'd still take that holy vow!
~Gertrude Buckingham, "Our Golden Wedding," 1953
True love stories never have endings. ~Richard Bach
Nobody has ever measured, even poets, how much a heart can hold. ~Zelda Fitzgerald
We're all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness — and call it love — true love. ~Robert Fulghum, True Love
If two stand shoulder to shoulder against the gods,
Happy together, the gods themselves are helpless
Against them while they stand so.
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. ~Marcel Proust
Marriage, n: The state or condition of a community consisting of a master, a mistress, and two slaves, making in all, two. ~Ambrose Bierce
Love is not the dying moan of a distant violin — it's the triumphant twang of a bedspring. ~S.J. Perelman
To keep the fire burning brightly there's one easy rule: Keep the two logs together, near enough to keep each other warm and far enough apart — about a finger's breadth — for breathing room. Good fire, good marriage, same rule. ~Marnie Reed Crowell
I know that marriage is a legal and religious alliance entered into by a man who can't sleep with the window shut and a woman who can't sleep with the window open. ~Ogden Nash, "A Definition of Marriage," 1948
In a time when nothing is more certain than change, the commitment of two people to one another has become difficult and rare. Yet, by its scarcity, the beauty and value of this exchange have only been enhanced. ~Robert Sexton
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
After the chills and fever of love, how nice is the 98.6º of marriage! ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960
English Law prohibits a man from marrying his mother-in-law. This is our idea of useless legislation. ~Author Unknown
Matrimony is a process by which a grocer acquired an account the florist had. ~Francis Rodman
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
Like good wine, marriage gets better with age — once you learn to keep a cork in it. ~Gene Perret
I have great hopes that we shall love each other all our lives as much as if we had never married at all. ~Lord Byron
We have the greatest pre-nuptial agreement in the world. It's called love. ~Gene Perret
Married life teaches one invaluable lesson: to think of things far enough ahead not to say them. ~Jefferson Machamer
It's easy to understand love at first sight, but how do we explain love after two people have been looking at each other for years? ~Author Unknown
A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers. ~Ruth Bell Graham
It was Mrs. Campbell, for instance, who, on a celebrated occasion, threw her companion into a flurry by describing her recent marriage as "the deep, deep peace of the double-bed after the hurly-burly of the chaise-longue." ~Alexander Woollcott, While Rome Burns
One thing you learn in a long marriage is how many sneezes to wait before saying, "Bless you." ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com
To keep your marriage brimming,
With love in the loving cup,
Whenever you're wrong, admit it;
Whenever you're right, shut up.
There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage. ~Martin Luther
If marriage were outlawed, only outlaws would have in-laws. ~Author Unknown
Marrying for love may be a bit risky, but it is so honest that God can't help but smile on it. ~Josh Billings
Love puts the fun in together, the sad in apart, and the joy in a heart. ~Author Unknown
Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to catch your heart. ~Author Unknown
For you see, each day I love you more
Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.
He felt now that he was not simply close to her, but that he did not know where he ended and she began. ~Leo Tolstoy