Most popular divorce quotes
In every marriage more than a week old, there are grounds for divorce. The trick is to find, and continue to find, grounds for marriage.
If you made a list of reasons why any couple got married, and another list of the reasons for their divorce, you'd have a lot of overlapping.
A divorce is like an amputation: you survive it, but there's less of you.
It is difficult to tell which gives some couples the most happiness, the minister who marries them, or the judge who divorces them.
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 not to live without it.
It is difficult to tell who gives some couples the most happiness, the minister who marries them or the judge who divorces them.
The divorced person is like a man with a black patch over one eye: He looks rather dashing but the fact is that he has been through a maiming experience.
I never hated a man enough to give him diamonds back.
You never realize how short a month is until you pay alimony.
There is no fury like an ex-wife searching for a new lover.
Divorces as well as marriages can fail.
Divorce is the psychological equivalent of a triple coronary bypass. After such a monumental assault on the heart, it takes years to amend all the habits and attitudes When a relationship you once that led up to it.
The happiest time of anyone's life is just after the first divorce.
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.
Alimony is like buying oats for a dead horse.
The wages of sin is alimony.
I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being, with an independent will; which I now exert to leave you.
I do not consider divorce an evil by any means. It is just as much a refuge for women married to brutal men as Canada was to the slaves of brutal masters.
A divorce is like an amputation; you survive, but there's less of you.
Divorce is the psychological equivalent of a triple coronary bypass. After such a monumental assault on the heart, it can take a whole decade to amend all the habits and attitudes that led up to it.
For some reason, we see divorce as a signal of failure despite the fact that each of us has a right and an obligation to rectify any other mistake we make in life.
Divorce is the one human tragedy that reduces everything to cash.
There is something fantastic about getting divorced. Everyone should do it to experience the extraordinary sense of freedom after being in marriage jail.
Divorce is a game played by lawyers.
There is a rhythm to the ending of a marriage just like the rhythm of a courtship—only backward.
Divorce is my generation's coming of age ceremony—a ritual scarring that makes anything that happens afterward seem bearable.
A lawyer is never entirely comfortable with a friendly divorce, any more than a good mortician wants to finish his job and then have the patient sit up on the table.
In every marriage there are the elements of success, and in every one the makings of a perfectly justifiable divorce.
If we fail at marriage, we are lucky we don't have to fail with the force of our whole life. I would like there to be an eighth sacrament: the sacrament of divorce.
However often marriage is dissolved, it remains indissoluble. Real divorce, the divorce of heart and nerve and fiber, does not exist, since there is no divorce from memory.
Divorce is the sacrament of adultery.
When two people decide to get a divorce, it isn't a sign that they "don't understand" one another, but a sign that they have, at last, begun to.
Divorce is very expensive, both economically and psychologically as well, but it probably isn't any more so than living with someone who isn't really on your side.
Divorce is simply modern society's version of medieval torture. Except it lasts longer and leaves deeper scars. A divorce releases the most primitive emotions; the ugliest, raw feelings. Emotionally wounded people do their best to inflict pain upon the other party, but rather than using claws they use divorce lawyers.
There can be no summary and dramatic end to a marriage—only a slow and painful unraveling of a tangled skein of threads too stubborn to be broken.
As for breaking up, once the relationship is over, you never really know what went wrong; you just feel nauseous whenever the subject comes to mind. After a plane crash there's the black box that tells the FAA what caused the crack-up. Too bad there's no black box of relationships.
Divorce is probably of nearly the same date as marriage. I believe, however, that marriage is some weeks more ancient.
I find to my astonishment that an unhappy marriage goes on being unhappy when it is over.
In the dissolution of sentimental partnerships it is seldom that both associates are able to withdraw their funds at the same time.
Divorces are made in heaven.