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Quotations for Wedding Engagements
Being in Love
NOTE: Some of the quotes on this page were submitted to me by visitors, and not all have been verified for original source or wording. I'm working hard to confirm everything, but in the meantime please be aware of the possibility for errors. —ღ Terri, March 2021
Love one another and you will be happy. It's as simple and as difficult as that. ~Michael Leunig
I dreamed of a wedding of elaborate elegance,
A church filled with family and friends.
I asked him what kind of a wedding he wished for,
He said one that would make me his wife.
[W]hen you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible. ~Nora Ephron, When Harry Met Sally
Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction. ~Antoine de Saint Exupéry
True love stories never have endings. ~Richard Bach
Spouse: someone who'll stand by you through all the trouble you wouldn't have had if you'd stayed single. ~Author unknown
Ah me! love can not be cured by herbs. ~Ovid
Too Slow for those who Wait,
Too Swift for those who Fear,
Too Long for those who Grieve,
Too Short for those who Rejoice;
But for those who Love,
Time is not.
~Henry Van Dyke, "Katrina's Sun-Dial," Music and Other Poems, 1904
Grow old along with me!
The best is yet to be...
How many a night I have looked out of the window upon a star, praying that I might be uplifted toward it, out of the pretty whirl that engulfs so many of the best of us! Then you came, — you plucked the star of my dreams and kissed it on my finger, — and my eyes are fixed upon its ruby heart, and always will be, until death. For you have taken to your life a girl who only lives by the heart, and her heart is yours. ~Laura L. Livingstone (Herbert Dickinson Ward), Lauriel: The Love Letters of an American Girl, 1901
The Oriole weds his mottled mate,
The Lily weds the bee;
Heaven's marriage ring is round the earth,
Let me bind thee?
The highest happiness on earth is marriage. ~William Lyon Phelps
A bell is no bell 'til you ring it,
A song is no song 'til you sing it,
And love in your heart
Wasn’t put there to stay -
Love isn’t love
'Til you give it away.
All commands from your lips are sweet, I say, and now have you not said the sweetest of all? Marry you...! ~Byron Caldwell Smith, letter to Kate Stephens
We're all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness - and call it love - true love. ~Robert Fulghum, True Love
Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to catch your heart. ~Author unknown
He felt now that he was not simply close to her, but that he did not know where he ended and she began. ~Leo Tolstoy
The arms of love encompass you with your present, your past, your future, the arms of love gather you together. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Southern Mail, 1929, translated from French by Curtis Cate
Love would never be a promise of a rose garden unless it is showered with light of faith, water of sincerity and air of passion. ~Author unknown
All things do go a-courting,
In earth, or sea, or air,
God hath made nothing single
But thee in His world so fair.
It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life. ~Rita Rudner
Newlyweds become oldyweds, and oldyweds are the reasons that families work. ~Author unknown
Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years. ~Simone Signoret
For, you see, each day I love you more,
Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.
~Rosemonde Gérard (1871–1953), translated from French
There comes a moment in the life of almost every man when, his heart beating like a Nasmyth hammer, with faltering voice and his brain in a whirl, he takes fate in his hands, and tremblingly asks one of the gentler sex to be his—wife. Some men there are—but how few!—who go into "popping the question" in a business-like way, that simply leaves romance out in the cold and Cupid freezing to death. But better the young fellows who propose in the red-hot flush of love. The master writers of fiction show us, that even though every girl is aware that her adorer is about the put the fateful question, she is seldom able to control her agitation and that even the "wee, sma' word," "Yes," is very difficult to pronounce. She says "Yes" with all the fervor that one word can convey coming direct from the heart. The noblest offer a man can make a woman is marriage, and woe to those who offer it lightly! The lamp lighted at the fateful moment spell-binds the young, and burns with radiance on into middle life. ~Introduction to How Heroes of Fiction Propose and How Heroines Reply, 1890 [a little altered –tg]
Success in marriage does not come merely through finding the right mate, but through being the right mate. ~Barnett R. Brickner
The sum which two married people owe to one another defies calculation. It is an infinite debt, which can only be discharged through eternity. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Love seems the swiftest, but it is the slowest of all growths. No man or woman really knows what perfect love is until they have been married a quarter of a century. ~Mark Twain
Three rings of marriage are the engagement ring, the wedding ring, and the suffering. ~Author unknown
A fellow ought to save a few of the long evenings he spends with his girl till after they're married. ~Kin Hubbard
A man without a wife is like a vase without flowers. ~African proverb
A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short. ~André Maurois
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