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Marrying a man is like buying something you've been
by Jean Kerr

Marrying a man is like buying something you've been
admiring for a long time in a shop window.
You may love it when you get it home,
but it doesn't always go with everything else in the house.
- Jean Kerr

Being divorced is like being hit by a Mack truck.
If you live through it, you start looking
very carefully to the right and to the left.
- Jean Kerr

The average, healthy, well-adjusted adult gets up at
seven-thirty in the morning feeling just plain terrible.
- Jean Kerr

A man speaks only when driven to speech by something outside himself -
like,
for instance, he can't find any clean socks.
- Jean Kerr

 

You don't seem to realize that a poor person who is
unhappy is in a better position than a rich person who is unhappy.
Because the poor person has hope.
He thinks money would help.
- Jean Kerr

A lawyer is never entirely comfortable with a friendly divorce,
anymore than a good mortician wants to finish his job
and then have the patient sit up on the table.
- Jean Kerr

Do you know how helpless you feel if you have a full
cup of coffee in your hand and you start to sneeze?
- Jean Kerr

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Now the thing about having a baby - and I can't be
the first person to have noticed this -
is that thereafter you have it.
- Jean Kerr

I feel about airplanes the way I feel about diets.
It seems to me that they are wonderful things for other people to go on.
- Jean Kerr

Hope is the feeling that the feeling you have isn't permanent.
- Jean Kerr

One of the most difficult things to contend with in
a hospital is that assumption on the part of the staff
that because you have lost your gall bladder you have also lost your mind.
- Jean Kerr

Women speak because they wish to speak,
whereas a man speaks only when driven to speak by something outside himself like,
for instance, he can't find any clean socks.
- Jean Kerr

Some people have such a talent for making the best
of a bad situation that they go around creating bad
situations so they can make the best of them.
- Jean Kerr

When the grandmothers of today hear the word "Chippendales,"
they don't necessary think of chairs.
- Jean Kerr

I make mistakes; I'll be the second to admit it.
- Jean Kerr

I think success has no rules, but you can learn a great deal from failure.
- Jean Kerr

The real menace in dealing with a five-year-old is
that in no time at all you begin to sound like a five-year-old.
- Jean Kerr

I'm tired of all this nonsense about beauty being skin deep.
That's deep enough.
What do you want, an adorable pancreas?
- Jean Kerr

Even though a number of people have tried,
no one has ever found a way to drink for a living.
- Jean Kerr

Man is the only animal that learns by being hypocritical.
He pretends to be polite and then, eventually,
he becomes polite.
- Jean Kerr

It isn't tying himself to one woman that a man dreads
when he thinks of marrying;
it's separating himself from all the others.
- Helen Rowland

Marrying an old bachelor is like buying second-hand furniture.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

It's not as great a day for the bride as she thinks.
She's not marrying the best man.
- Anonymous

Many a man in love with a dimple makes the mistake
of marrying the whole girl.
- Stephen Leacock

Marrying into money was not a good thing for me.
- Anna Nicole Smith

Marrying for love may be a bit risky,
but it is so honest that God can't help but smile on it.
- Josh Billings

I was the first celebrity in pictures to be marrying a titled European.
- Gloria Swanson

I am marrying her because I love her.
- Akihito

The secret of a good marriage is forgiving your partner
for marrying you in the first place.
- Sacha Guitry

No woman marries for money; they are all clever enough,
before marrying a millionaire, to fall in love with him first.
- Cesare Pavese

The experience of creating my adventure games was,
other than marrying my husband and bringing into the world my two sons,
the most fulfilling, wonderful experience I ever had.
- Roberta Williams

If I ever find a pitcher who has heat,
a good curve, and a slider, I might seriously consider marrying him,
or at least proposing.
- Sparky Anderson

Millionaires are marrying their secretaries because
they are so busy making money they haven't time to see other girls.
- Doris Lilly

I've sometimes thought of marrying -
and then I've thought again.
- Noel Coward

I have absolutely no intention of marrying Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
- Paul Getty

I guess I just don't have a talent for it,
some women just aren't the marrying kind -
or anyway,
not the permanent marrying kind, and I'm one of them.
- Jane Wyman

Returning to South Carolina meant getting a normal
job in a normal town with normal people and marrying a normal person.
I wanted the glamour and opportunity of the world.
- Donna Rice

I wouldn't be caught dead marrying a woman old enough to be my wife.
- Tony Curtis

Marrying to increase love is like gaming to become rich;
alas,
you only lose what little stock you had before.
- William Wycherley

I must quit marrying men who feel inferior to me.
Somewhere there must be a man who could be my husband and not feel inferior.
- Hedy Lamarr

They're making me out to be a serial marrying person or something.
I'm laughing at that.
- Jennifer Lopez

Jimmy Carter as President is like Truman Capote marrying Dolly Parton.
The job is just too big for him.
- Rich Little

When women hold off from marrying men,
we call it independence.
When men hold off from marrying women,
we call it fear of commitment.
- Warren Farrell

I wasn't ever interested in marrying someone else's career or bank account.
- Kathie Lee Gifford

Americans, who make more of marrying for love than any other people,
also break up more of their marriages,
but the figure reflects not so much the failure of
love as the determination of people not to live without it.
- Morton Hunt

The interesting thing is that I found scenes which
I put together which could appeal to almost every woman,
or apply to almost every woman after the war.
Falling in love, dancing, marrying.
- Maximilian Schell

I was glad to hear of that determination as I detest
the practice of cousins marrying or any marriage between
persons in which there can be traced the most distant relationship.
I go for the improvement instead of the deterioration of our race.
- Ezra Cornell

I opposed the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996.
It should be repealed and I will vote for its repeal on the Senate floor.
I will also oppose any proposal to amend the U.S.
Constitution to ban gays and lesbians from marrying.
- Barack Obama

I'm 36 and if I met a woman of my own age and married her,
I'd also be marrying her former life,
her past.
It might be OK for some people - I don't want to judge it or anything -
but it's not for me.
It would destroy my creativity.
- Henry Rollins

I get amazed, I can't look at it but about 10 seconds,
at these politicians dancing around this,
dancing around this, I'm trying to find a correct name for it,
this utter absolute, asinine, idiotic stupidity of men marrying men.
- Jimmy Swaggart

And for anyone who ever thought that Ellen and I broke
it off because of sexuality,
you couldn't be more mistaken.
And for anyone who thought my mother's prayers had
anything to do with me marrying a man,
forget it.
- Anne Heche

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

All things share the same breath -
the beast, the tree, the man...
the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle (attributed)

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

A man can fail many times,
but he isn't a failure until
he begins to blame somebody else.
- John Burroughs

A man is truly ethical only when he obeys
the compulsion to help all life which he is able to assist,
and shrinks from injuring anything that lives.
- Albert Schweitzer

If you talk to a man in a language he understands,
that goes to his head.
If you talk to him in his language,
that goes to his heart.
- Nelson Mandela

The gem cannot be polished without friction,
nor man perfected without trials.
- Confucius

Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand,
the spines of others are often stiffened.
- Billy Graham

This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
- William Shakespeare


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