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25 Honest Quotes About Marriage From Celebrities We Love

by Dagney Pruner ,
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If there is one thing we hear over and over again about marriage, it's that it's hard work. So who better to receive some of the best advice on making marriage work than the celebrity couples we idolise, and maybe even from the ones we don't. Here are 25 quotes that will inspire you to NOT want to kill your significant other after you say "I do".

1. Barbara Streisand

"Why does a woman work ten years to change a man's habits and then complain that he's not the man she married?"

2. Ben Affleck

“There are two things for a marriage to be good. One is to work hard on it. The other one is to marry above you. And I succeeded at both of those.”


3. Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick

"You have to keep the fights clean and the sex dirty." -Kevin Bacon
"I'm going to embarrass my kids -- sex is important. Sex is really important." - Kyra Sedgwick

5. Will Ferrell

“Before you marry a person, you should first make them use a computer with slow Internet to see who they really are.”

4. Justin Timberlake

“We have a couple of rules in our relationship. The first rule is that I make her feel like she’s getting everything. The second rule is that I actually do let her have her way in everything. And, so far, it’s working.”


6. Sylvester Stallone

“I got gaps; you got gaps; we fill each other’s gaps...Love is absolute loyalty. People fade, looks fade, but loyalty never fades. You can depend so much on certain people; you can set your watch by them. And that’s love, even if it doesn’t seem very exciting."

7. Condoleezza Rice

"I've always said that I expected to grow up and get married like any nice southern girl, but the fact is you don't get married in the abstract. You find someone that you'd like to be married to."

8. Frank Sinatra

"A simple 'I love you' means more than money."


9. Oscar Wilde

"The man who says his wife can't take a joke, forgets that she took him."

10. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

"The problem with marriage is that it ends every night after making love, and it must be rebuilt every morning before breakfast."

11. Marilyn Monroe

"I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together."


12. Leann Rimes

"A good friend just told me that the key to a successful marriage was to argue naked! I'm gonna do that from now on, when that rarely happens."

13. Catherine Zeta-Jones

"For marriage to be a success, every woman and every man should have their own bathroom!"

14. Paul McCartney

"And in the end, the love you take, is equal to the love you make."


15. Oprah Winfrey

"Don't settle for a relationship that won't let you be yourself."

17. Coco Chanel

"As long as you know most men are like children, you know everything."

16. Gwyneth Paltrow

"The best way to mend a broken heart is time and girlfriends."


18. Zsa Zsa Gabor

"Husbands are like fires. They go out when unattended."

19. Marie Osmond

"When you have a baby, love is automatic, when you get married, love is earned."

20. Katharine Hepburn

"Marriage is a series of desperate arguments people feel passionately about."


21. Ann Landers

"All married couples should learn the art of battle as they should learn the art of making love...If you marry a man who cheats on his wife, you'll be married to a man who cheats on his wife."

22. Alfred Hitchcock

"The ideal husband understands every word his wife doesn’t say."

23. Paul Newman

"People stay married because they want to, not because the doors are locked."


24. Friedrich Nietzsche

“It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.”

25. Albert Einstein

“Men marry women with the hope they will never change. Women marry men with the hope they will change. Invariably they are both disappointed.”


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This article was written by Dagney Pruner. Follow her on Twitter @dagneyp

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