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”We need a witness to our lives.  There's a billion people on the planet, what does any one life really mean? But in a marriage, you're promising to care about everything.  The good things, the bad things, the terrible things, the mundane things, all of it, all of the time, every day.  You're saying 'Your life will not go unnoticed because I will notice it.  Your life will not go unwitnessed because I will be your witness'."
“Are we like those couples you see in restaurants?  Are we like the dining dead?"
“I don't believe in marriage.  I think at worst it's a hostile political act, a way for small-minded men to keep women in the house and out of the way, wrapped up in the guise of tradition and conservative religious nonsense.  At best, it's a happy delusion - these two people who truly love each other and have no idea how truly miserable they're about to make each other. But, when two people know that, and they decide with eyes wide open to face each other and get married anyway, then I don't think it's conservative or delusional.  I think it's radical and courageous and very romantic.”
“Let me tell you something, Toula.  The man is the head, but the woman is the neck.  And she can turn the head any way she wants.”
“Marriage is the Jack Kevorkian of romance.”
"Marriage hath in it less of beauty but more of safety than the single life.  It hath more care, but less danger; it is more merry, and more sad; it is fuller of sorrows, and fuller of joys.  It lies under more burdens, but it is supported by all the strengths of love and charity, and those burdens are delightful."
“If you are suggesting, Sir Edward, that my position in society owes anything to my wife, you are utterly mistaken.  It owes everything to my wife.”
"Young lovers seek perfection.  Old lovers learn the art of sewing shreds together and of seeing beauty in a multiplicity of patches."
“Our marriage is just for show. A commercial for how normal we are when we're anything but.”
"Marriage is indeed a maneuvering business."
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