“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."
“You make concessions when you’re married a long time.”
“As soon as you get that ring around your finger, you got an ownership situation.”