“ Nobody ever asks a father how he manages to combine marriage and a career. ”

- Sam Ewing

“ When marrying, ask yourself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this person into your old age? Everything else in marriage is transitory. ”

- Friedrich Nietzsche

“ Marriage is not about age it's about finding the right person. ”

- Sophia Bush

“ In marriage do thou be wise: prefer the person before money, virtue before beauty, the mind before the body then thou hast a wife, a friend, a companion, a second self. ”

- William Penn

“ I am the first one to go to university in my family. I am the first writer as well. My dad is a retired policeman, and my mom works for a glass-processing company. She is health-and-safety manager, and my stepfather is a plumber. I have four half siblings, one from my mom's marriage and three from my dad's marriage, so we are kind of scattered. ”

- Samantha Shannon

“ I should have been out there having a wild time like all the other girls my age, but I wasn't. I was going home every night to what was, initially, a very happy marriage. ”

- Amanda Holden

“ I myself got married at a very young age. It has always intrigued me because marriage is very synthetic in an otherwise natural world. ”

- Imtiaz Ali

“ Bring a wife home to your house when you are of the right age, not far short of 30 years, nor much above this is the right time for marriage. ”

- Hesiod

“ It's not beauty but fine qualities, my girl, that keep a husband. ”

- Euripides

“ Whoever, fleeing marriage and the sorrows that women cause, does not wish to wed comes to a deadly old age. ”

- Hesiod

“ Gay rights is just a matter of time. Look at the polls. Worrying about gay marriage, let alone gay civil unions or gay employment rights, is a middle-age issue. Young people just can't see the problem. At worst, gays are going to win this one just by waiting until the opposition dies off. ”

- Gail Collins

“ Marriage is good for those who are afraid to sleep alone at night. ”

- St. Jerome

“ My husband and I are best of friends first and foremost. We fight like cats and dogs, but never stay mad for long. I was lucky to find him, he is in every way, my soulmate. ”

- Carnie Wilson

“ The only day I remember of my parents' marriage was the day my dad walked out. As I stood there at five years old, with my older sister and younger brother, I knew that he was gone. ”

- Ellie Goulding

“ I'm done with men... I'm going to be alone. I have no luck with relationships. I don't think I'm made for marriage. ”

- Halle Berry

“ I always say now that I'm in my blonde years. Because since the end of my marriage, all of my girlfriends have been blonde. ”

- Hugh Hefner

“ I think the best thing I can do is to be a distraction. A husband lives and breathes his work all day long. If he comes home to more table thumping, how can the poor man ever relax? ”

- Jackie Kennedy

“ Courtship is to marriage, as a very witty prologue to a very dull play. ”

- William Congreve

“ I'm not cynical about marriage or romance. I enjoyed being married. And although being single was fun for a while, there was always the risk of dating someone who'd owned a lunch box with my picture on it. ”

- Shaun Cassidy

“ In Indonesia, where I am from, the Dutch-imposed Civil Code dating back to the colonial 1870s prevailed until the 1974 Law on Marriage granted married women greater rights, including the ability to open individual bank accounts. ”

- Sri Mulyani Indrawati