Alimony is like buying oats for a dead horse.
There was a time when I thought I loved my first wife more than life itself. But now I hate her guts. I do. How do you explain that? What happened to that love? What happened to it, is what I'd like to know. I wish someone could tell me.
My mother is a firm believer in the long pause, useful in interrogations, proclamations of truth, and the occasional cutting dead of someone without their knowing it.
Love is a feeling, marriage is a contract, and relationships are work.
Once that ship has sailed don't hold on to the anchor
What cracks had he left in their hearts? Did they love less now and settle for less in return, as they held onto parts of themselves they did not want to give and lose again? Or - and he wished this - did they love more fully because they had survived pain, so no longer feared it?
In so many senseless deaths, beauty is to blame.
I was very happy in both my marriages. I was unfaithful and so were they, just like any other normal couple.
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.
It is he who has broken the bond of marriage -- not I. I only break its bondage.
A New York divorce is in itself a diploma of virtue.
Alimony -- the ransom that the happy pay to the devil.
On page 607, alluding to the end of my first marriage (and carefully remembering to state that that's none of his business), he very sweetly says that I 'might leave a wife, but not a friend.' Nice try. Neat smear. But he shouldn't be so sure....
Love, the quest; marriage, the conquest; divorce, the inquest.
France may claim the happiest marriages in the world, but the happiest divorces in the world are made in America.
The only solid and lasting peace between a man and his wife is, doubtless, a separation.
I've been involved in something which was chaotic and insane. All I can say now is that I am, and intend to stay, a single man.
It takes two to destroy a marriage.
Divorce is the one human tragedy that reduces everything to cash.
Judges, as a class, display, in the matter of arranging alimony, that reckless generosity which is found only in men who are giving away someone else's cash.
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