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Robert Graves Quotes and Sayings

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Marriage, like money, is still with us;
and,
like money, progressively devalued.
- Robert Graves

Related topics: Marriage

There's no money in poetry, but then there's no poetry in money,
either.
- Robert Graves

Prose books are the show dogs I breed and sell to support my cat.
- Robert Graves

If I were a girl, I'd despair.
The supply of good women far exceeds that of the men who deserve them.
- Robert Graves

 

To be a poet is a condition rather than a profession.
- Robert Graves

Genius not only diagnoses the situation but supplies the answers.
- Robert Graves

A well chosen anthology is a complete dispensary of
medicine for the more common mental disorders,
and may be used as much for prevention as cure.
- Robert Graves

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What we now call "finance" is, I hold,
an intellectual perversion of what began as warm human love.
- Robert Graves

A remarkable thing about Shakespeare is that he is
really very good in spite of all the people who say he is very good.
- Robert Graves

Anthropologists are a connecting link between poets and scientists;
though their field-work among primitive peoples has
often made them forget the language of science.
- Robert Graves

One gets to the heart of the matter by a series of
experiences in the same pattern,
but in different colors.
- Robert Graves

If there's no money in poetry, neither is there poetry in money.
- Robert Graves

In love as in sport, the amateur status must be strictly maintained.
- Robert Graves

Never use the word 'audience.' The very idea of a public,
unless the poet is writing for money,
seems wrong to me.
Poets don't have an 'audience'.
They're talking to a single person all the time.
- Robert Graves

Our loved ones -
whether by blood, by marriage, or by choice -
are delicate treasures.
If we hold them too close, they break -
as a butterfly would.
By honoring and enjoying
the freedom of our loved ones,
we gain our own freedom.
Have the courage to trust that
the beautiful butterflies of your life
will return - or not - as life intends.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

This day I will marry my friend,
the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love.
- Anonymous PHOTO

For a happy marriage,
love and accept your spouse just the way they are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Marriage, ultimately, is the practice of
becoming passionate friends.
- Harville Hendrix

When you make the sacrifice in marriage,
you're sacrificing not to each other
but to unity in a relationship.
- Joseph Campbell

Gift the love of your life with undistracted,
untelevisioned, unhurried attentiveness.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You are my home - the place to which I always return.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A dream you dream alone is only a dream.
A dream you dream together becomes reality.
- John Lennon

The fewer secrets you have, the happier you will be.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The hardest of all, is learning to be
a well of affection, and not a fountain,
to show them that we love them,
not when we feel like it, but when they do.
- Nan Fairbrother

Every good relationship, especially marriage, is based on respect.
If it's not based on respect,
nothing that appears to be good will last very long.
- Amy Grant

Don't marry the person you think you can live with;
marry only the individual you think you can't live without.
- James C. Dobson

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

My Loved One
You are my ground and you are my rainbow.
You are my butterfly and you are my ecstasy.
You are the start of my journeys and always my destination.
You are my home - the place to which I always return.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I love being married.
It's so great to find that one special person
you want to annoy for the rest of your life.
- Rita Rudner PHOTO

You can learn how to let go of the past.
Whether you have experienced a break up
with someone you cared for deeply,
whether death has taken a loved one,
whether you have had a feud with a friend or family member,
whether you have lost a job.
Move on and let go.
Life can be joyful and rewarding again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love allows your beloved the freedom to be unlike you.
Attachment asks for conformity to your needs and desires.
Love imposes no demands.
Attachment expresses an overwhelming demand - "Make me feel whole."
Love expands beyond the limits of two people.
Attachment tries to exclude everything but two people.
- Deepak Chopra in The Path to Love

Make sure you never, never argue at night.
You just lose a good night's sleep,
and you can't settle anything until morning anyway.
- Rose Kennedy

There is no substitute for the comfort supplied
by the utterly taken-for-granted relationship.
- Iris Murdoch

I used to tell my husband that,
if he could make me "understand" something,
it would be clear to all the other people in the country.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

A divorce is like an amputation:
you survive it, but there's less of you.
- Margaret Atwood

Consider being more acceptive of your partner's behaviors.
It is unlikely that they are intentionally aggravating you.
Almost always, they are just doing what they think they should do.
Try setting aside your own rules for how they should behave,
and adopt a live-and-let-live attitude.
Your relationship will become stronger and happier if you do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The formula for achieving a successful relationship is simple:
you should treat all disasters as if they were trivialities
but never treat a triviality as if it were a disaster.
- Quentin Crisp

Love in marriage should be the accomplishment of a beautiful dream,
and not, as it too often is, the end.
- Alphonse Karr

My husband melted my heart the day he asked me,
"Can I participate in your wonder?"
In whose wonder do you get to participate today?
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If there is such a thing as a good marriage,
it is because it resembles friendship rather than love.
- Michel de Montaigne

Marriage, n: the state or condition of a community consisting of a master,
a mistress, and two slaves, making in all,
two.
- Ambrose Bierce

Marriage is a fine institution -
but I'm not ready for an institution yet.
- Mae West

There is a time for all things - except marriage,
my dear.
- Thomas Chatterton

One should believe in marriage as in the immortality of the soul.
- Honore de Balzac

Before marriage, a girl has to make love to a man to hold him.
After marriage, she has to hold him to make love to him.
- Marilyn Monroe

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

Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does.
Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.
- James A. Baldwin

One advantage of marriage is that, when you fall out
of love with him or he falls out of love with you,
it keeps you together until you fall in again.
- Judith Viorst

There are four stages in a marriage.
First there's the affair,
then the marriage,
then children
and finally the fourth stage,
without which you cannot know a woman, the divorce.
- Norman Mailer

Marriage: A word which should be pronounced "mirage".
- Herbert Spencer

When people get married because they think
it's a long-time love affair,
they'll be divorced very soon,
because all love affairs end in disappointment.
But marriage is a recognition of a spiritual identity.
- Joseph Campbell

Love is moral even without legal marriage,
but marriage is immoral without love.
- Ellen Key

The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret.
- Henny Youngman

Only choose in marriage a man whom you would choose
as a friend if he were a woman.
- Joseph Joubert

Marriage - a book of which the first chapter is written
in poetry and the remaining chapters in prose.
- Beverley Nichols

Marriage is a mistake every man should make.
- George Jessel

Marriage is a financial contract; I have enough contracts already.
- Linda Fiorentino

Marriage is good for those who are afraid to sleep alone at night.
- St.
Jerome

Marriage is an exercise in torture.
- Frances Conroy

Every relationship is just so tenuous and precarious.
- Larry David

A journey is like marriage.
The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.
- John Steinbeck

Love is often the fruit of marriage.
- Moliere

By all means marry.
If you get a good wife, you'll be happy.
If you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher
and that is a good thing for any man.
- Socrates

Marriage is a gamble, let's be honest.
- Yoko Ono

As to marriage or celibacy, let a man
take which course he will,
he will be sure to repent.
- Socrates

I think men who have a pierced ear
are better prepared for marriage.
They've experienced pain and bought jewelry.
- Rita Rudner

Marriage is a wonderful institution,
but who would want to live in an institution?
- H. L. Mencken

Marriage resembles a pair of shears,
so joined that they cannot be separated;
often moving in opposite directions,
yet always punishing anyone who comes between them.
- Sydney Smith

Marriage is not about age; it's about finding the right person.
- Sophia Bush

Any intelligent woman who reads the marriage contract,
and then goes into it, deserves all the consequences.
- Isadora Duncan

Whoever, fleeing marriage and the sorrows that women cause,
does not wish to wed comes to a deadly old age.
- Hesiod


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