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Divorce Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Divorce

Please enjoy these Divorce Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

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

Related topics: Life Human-Nature Psychology Marriage Relationship

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

If you have been divorced, you know it hurts -
especially if your marriage had lasted many years.
Whatever the circumstances of your relationship,
and whatever the nature of its ending,
there is always grief and regret -
perhaps regret over the ending,
or perhaps regret over not ending the relationship sooner -
or perhaps both.
Nonetheless, move past the grief and regret.
No matter how painful, divorce, like all endings,
opens the door to new beginnings.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do real life people actually fall in love
with the idea of being in love?
Unfortunately, it is actually quite common.
Someone wants desperately to have
the husband or wife of their dreams.
They visualize the vine-covered cottage
with the white picket fence.
They choose the colors for the nursery.
They design all the aspects of their married life.
A real person stands no chance of measuring up to those fantasies.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

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.
- Robert Anderson

Staying married may have long-term benefits.
You can elicit much more sympathy from friends over
a bad marriage than you ever can from a good divorce.
- P. J. O'Rourke

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 hell of a lot of overlapping.
- Mignon McLaughlin

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People try much less hard to make a marriage work than
they used to fifty years ago.
Divorce is easier.
- Mary Wesley

Love, the quest; marriage, the conquest;
divorce,
the inquest.
- Helen Rowland

I firmly believe in marriage.
It's a real important decision that takes a lot of dedication and time.
If you're thinking about divorce.
You shouldn't get married.
- Seth Green

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.
- Helen Rowland

My mother always said don't marry for money,
divorce for money.
- Wendy Liebman

Children must be considered in a divorce considered
valuable pawns in the nasty legal and financial contest that is about to ensue.
- P. J. O'Rourke

My wife Mary and I have been married for forty-seven
years and not once have we had an argument serious
enough to consider divorce;
murder,
yes, but divorce, never.
- Jack Benny

Divorce is the psychological equivalent of a triple coronary bypass.
- Mary Kay Blakely

Adultery - which is the only grounds for divorce in New York -
is not grounds for divorce in California.
As a matter of fact, adultery in Southern California is grounds for marriage.
- Allan Sherman

Divorce is a game played by lawyers.
- Cary Grant

In Hollywood, after you get a little success,
the next thing you usually get is a divorce.
- Dan Dailey

Marriage is the chief cause of divorce.
- Groucho Marx

Please do not ask me to talk about my divorce.
Mr. Ziegfeld and I are such very good friends.
It is only a little matter quite between ourselves.
- Anna Held

I've given my memoirs far more thought than any of my marriages.
You can't divorce a book.
- Gloria Swanson

I went through a divorce right as we were starting the show.
My divorce became final right after we started shooting the first year,
and during that time I was in such a low place.
- Lee Tergesen

I had a really good childhood up until I was nine,
then a classic case of divorce really affected me.
- Kurt Cobain

A lot of people have asked me how short I am.
Since my last divorce, I think I'm about $100,000 short.
- Mickey Rooney

I have a long track record of really horrible relationships and a divorce behind me;
so I'm not the guy to ask.
I just got really fortunate with this one.
- James Denton

I swear, if you existed I'd divorce you.
- Edward Albee

Christ and The Church: If he were to apply for a divorce
on the grounds of cruelty,
adultery and desertion, he would probably get one.
- Samuel Butler

She would go to Memphis and this was after our divorce.
And I would send her to Memphis to be with him.
- Priscilla Presley

Ah, yes, divorce...
from the Latin word meaning to rip out a man's genitals through his wallet.
- Robin Williams

Friendship is the marriage of the soul,
and this marriage is liable to divorce.
- Voltaire

I'd like to give divorce a good name.
- Geraldo Rivera

To get over my divorce, I got a prescription to live
at the Playboy Mansion for a while.
- James Caan

There's nothing like a family crisis,
especially a divorce, to force a person to re-evaluate his life.
- Michael Douglas

Yes, the divorce was difficult.
It was difficult.
- Priscilla Presley

The foolish and cruel notion that a wife is to obey
her husband has sent more women to the grave than to
the courts for a divorce.
- Lemuel K. Washburn

A lawyer is never entirely comfortable with a friendly divorce,
anymore than a good mortician wants to finish his job
and then have the patient sit up on the table.
- Jean Kerr

A New York divorce is in itself a diploma of virtue.
- Edith Wharton

Divorce is a by-product of the fact that maybe the nuclear unit is gone.
- Bob Geldof

You know, that's the only good thing about divorce;
you get to sleep with your mother.
- Clare Boothe Luce

My divorce came to me as a complete surprise.
That's what happens when you haven't been home in eighteen years.
- Lee Trevino

During the first 10 years of my life,
while my parents were married, I enjoyed a privileged upbringing.
After their divorce, my life was difficult.
- Bianca Jagger

I don't see any reason for marriage when there is divorce.
- Catherine Deneuve

Today, one year after their divorce,
Pamela and Tommy Lee announced they're getting back together.
You know what that means? There's still hope for Ike and Tina Turner.
- Jay Leno

Peace, of course, is different from divorce;
indeed,
in essential respects, divorce is the opposite of peace.
- Douglas Feith

Love is grand; divorce is a hundred grand.
- Anonymous

Anybody who's been through a divorce will tell you that at one point.
they've thought murder.
The line between thinking murder and doing murder isn't that major.
- Oliver Stone

Divorce these days is a religious vow,
as if the proper offspring of marriage.
- Tertullian

I'm not saying that people should not divorce,
but at the rate at which it happens here is sick.
The kids, they suffer.
I don't care what anyone says.
- Eric Braeden

He taught me housekeeping; when I divorce I keep the house.
- Zsa Zsa Gabor

I hardly said a word to my wife until I said 'yes' to divorce.
- John Milius

A divorce lawyer is a chameleon with a law book.
- Marvin Mitchelson

Nowadays love is a matter of chance,
matrimony a matter of money and divorce a matter of course.
- Helen Rowland

I lived a really wonderful life with this man and even after our divorce,
it was incredible.
- Priscilla Presley

Very few people can truly divorce themselves from what
they feel emotionally and sexually.
- Boy George

Conrad Hilton was very generous to me in the divorce settlement.
He gave me 5000 Gideon Bibles.
- Zsa Zsa Gabor

Divorce: a resumption of diplomatic relations and rectification of boundaries.
- Ambrose Bierce

I was thrown into the Parliament right away.
From 1976 to 1978 I was concerned with the abortion issue,
later on with that of divorce.
- Emma Bonino

Lawyers know how to take isolated complaints in a divorce
case and build them into one big one.
- Hedy Lamarr

What a holler would ensue if people had to pay the
minister as much to marry them as they have to pay
a lawyer to get them a divorce.
- Claire Trevor

When people divorce, it's always such a tragedy.
At the same time, if people stay together it can be even worse.
- Monica Bellucci

I think golf is a waste of time and a waste of a sunny afternoon.
I also stink at it.
I have never found anything, including divorce and
a sexual harassment suit,
more frustrating.
- Jay Mohr

Divorce is one of the most financially traumatic things you can go through.
Money spent on getting mad or getting even is money wasted.
- Richard Wagner

You can not divorce religious belief and public service.
I've never detected any conflict between God's will and my political duty.
If you violate one, you violate the other.
- Jimmy Carter

Each generation wants new symbols, new people,
new names.
They want to divorce themselves from their predecessors.
- Jim Morrison

In Hollywood, an equitable divorce settlement means
each party getting fifty percent of publicity.
- Lauren Bacall

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.
- Susan B. Anthony

Most women outlive their spouses.
Divorce remains at record rates.
It's important for a woman to be able to control her finances.
- Maria Bartiromo

Men and women were declared equal one morning and everybody
could divorce each other by postcard.
- Kate Millett

The divorce was rough on all of us.
I don't blame Hollywood for my family's problems.
But having all of it reported in the press made it more of an ordeal.
- Kieran Culkin

If you cannot work on the marriage or the women is a moron,
staying married and cheating makes the most sense because
divorce is disruptive to the family life and your bank account.
- Al Goldstein

You can fire your secretary, divorce your spouse,
abandon your children.
But they remain your co-authors forever.
- Ellen Goodman


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