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

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

Related topics: Marriage

Love is when the other person's happiness
is more important than your own.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr. PHOTO

You can't hire someone to practice for you.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

If someone offers you a breath mint,
accept it.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

 

Life doesn't require that we be the best,
only that we try our best.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Oh, the difference between nearly right and exactly right.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Remember that the most valuable antiques are dear old friends.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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Always kiss your children goodnight,
even if they're already asleep.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Never deprive someone of hope; it might be all they have.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

I never expect to lose.
Even when I'm the underdog, I still prepare a victory speech.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

When you are angry or frustrated, what comes out? Whatever it is,
it's a good indication of what you're made of.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

When you have nothing important or interesting to say,
don't let anyone persuade you to say it.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

You must take action now that will move you towards your goals.
Develop a sense of urgency in your life.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

You either make dust or eat dust.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Talent without discipline is like an octopus on roller skates.
There's plenty of movement, but you never know if it's going to be forward,
backwards, or sideways.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I am marrying her because I love her.
- Akihito

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

We don't stop playing because we grow old;
we grow old because we stop playing.
- George Bernard Shaw

Where there's a will, there's a way.
- old English proverb

The trick is growing up without growing old.
- Casey Stengel

And in the end, it's not
the years in your life that count,
it's the life in your years.
- Abraham Lincoln

Laugh, and the world laughs with you;
Weep, and you weep alone;
For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth,
But has trouble enough of its own.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

You are Never Too Old to Give or Get Gold Stars.
Show Your Honest Appreciation - Today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Comparisons are odious.
- old English Proverb

A mind that is stretched by a new experience
an never go back to its old dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

There is no subject so old that something new cannot be said about it.
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Forgiveness is the cleansing fire
that burns away old regrets and resentments.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What old people say you cannot do,
you try and find that you can.
Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new.
- Henry David Thoreau

I can't understand why people
are frightened by new ideas.
I'm frightened of old ones.
- John Cage

That old law about "an eye for an eye" leaves everybody blind.
The time is always right to do the right thing.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.
- Henry David Thoreau

A man is not old until his regrets take the place of his dreams.
- Yiddish Proverb

"Be Prepared."
"Be prepared for what?"
"Why, for any old thing."
- Robert Baden-Powell,
the founder of Scouting.
[as quoted in the Boy Scout Handbook]

To raise new questions, new possibilities,
to regard old problems from a new angle,
requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.
- Albert Einstein

Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process,
gradually changing opinions,
slowly eroding old barriers,
quietly building new structures.
- John F. Kennedy

Getting old is a fascination thing.
The older you get, the older you want to get.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Youth, large, lusty, loving -
Youth, full of grace, force, fascination.
Do you know that Old Age may come after you
with equal grace, force, fascination?
- Walt Whitman

I wept because I had no shoes
until I met a man who had no feet.
- old Persian Proverb

Sometimes new love comes between old friends.
Sometimes the best love was the one that was always there.
- Anonymous


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