A selection of 100 wedding quotes from Hopkinton

  1. “To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow–this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.”– Elizabeth Gilbert, Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage
  2. “Where there is love there is life.”– Mahatma Gandhi
  3. “I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate then when I fall asleep your eyes close.”– Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets.
  4. “A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.”
– Mignon McLaughlin
  5. “I am nothing special, of this I am sure. I am a common man with common thoughts and I’ve led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I’ve loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough.”– Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook
  6. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”– Lao Tzu
  7. “Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.”– Zelda Fitzgerald
  8. “We loved with a love that was more than love.”– Edgar Allan Poe
  9. “When 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.”– When Harry Met Sally
  10. “Let there be spaces in your togetherness, And let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: Let it be rather a moving sea between the shores of your souls.”– Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
  11. “What is Love? I have met in the streets a very poor young man who was in love. His hat was old, his coat worn, the water passed through his shoes and the stars through his soul.”– Victor Hugo
  12. “A great marriage is not when the ‘perfect couple’ comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.”– Dave Meurer
  13. “There is no remedy for love but to love more.”
– Henry David Thoreau
  14. “A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.”– Andre Marois
  15. “Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.”– Charles M. Schulz
  16. “People are weird. When we find someone with weirdness that is compatible with ours, we team up and call it love.”– Dr. Seuss
  17. “When you trip over love, it is easy to get up. But when you fall in love, it is impossible to stand again.”– Albert Einstein
  18. “Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get–only with what you are expecting to give–which is everything.”– Katharine Hepburn, Me: Stories of My Life
  19. “Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary.”– Oscar Wilde
  20. “Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.”– Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Airman’s Odyssey
  21. “Marriage: Love is the reason. Lifelong friendship is the gift. Kindness is the cause. Til’ death do us part is the length.”- Fawn Weaver
  22. “The older I get, the less time I want to spend with the part of the human race that didn’t marry me.” – Robert Brault
  23. “Love doesn’t make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.”- Franklin P. Jones
  24. “The difference between an ordinary marriage and an extraordinary marriage is in giving just a little ‘extra’ every day, as often as possible, for as long as we both shall live.”- Fawn Weaver
  25. “Marriage is a mosaic you build with your spouse. Millions of tiny moments that create your love story.”- Jennifer Smith
  26. “If you live to be a hundred, I want To live to be a hundred minus one day, So I never have to live without you.”- Winnie the Pooh
  27. “A good marriage is each for the other and two against the world.”- Robert Brault
  28. “In the opinion of the world, marriage ends all, as it does in a comedy. The truth is precisely the opposite: it begins all.”- Anne S Swetchine
  29. “The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds – they mature slowly.”- Peter De Vries
  30. “Marriage is not a noun; it’s a verb. It isn’t something you get. It’s something you do. Its the way you love your partner every day.” – Barbara De Angelis
  31. “A successful marriage isn’t the union of two perfect people. It’s that of two imperfect people who have learned the value of forgiveness and grace.”- Darlene Schacht
  32. “Success in marriage does not come merely through finding the right mate, but through being the right mate.”- Barnett R. Brickner
  33. “Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years.”- Simone Signoret
  34.  “Happiness in marriage is a moment by moment choice. A decision to love, forgive, grow and grow old together.”- Fawn Weaver
  35.  “To keep the fire burning brightly there’s one easy rule: Keep the two logs together, near enough to keep each other warm and far enough apart – about a finger’s breadth – for breathing room. Good fire, good marriage, same rule.” – Marnie Reed Crowell
  36. “They say it takes a village to raise a child. That may be the case, but the truth is that it takes a lot of solid, stable marriages to create a village.”-Diane Sollee
  37. “In marriage, when we honor and celebrate each other, we’re freed up to be the best people we can be.”- Drs. Les & Leslie Parrott
  38. “There are a hundred paths through the world that are easier than loving. But who wants easier?”- Mary Oliver
  39. “Being loved just as you are is the greatest currency on earth. It is immeasurable in value and can never truly be repaid.”- Fawn Weaver
  40. “You don’t marry one person; you marry three: the person you think they are, the person they are, and the person they are going to become as a result of being married to you.”- Richard Needham
  41.  “When you compromise your beliefs for the sake of gain, that is a lack of integrity. When you compromise your beliefs for the sake of greater understanding with your spouse, that’s called wisdom.”- Fawn Weaver
  42.  “One day, in your search for happiness, you discover a partner by your side, and you realize that your happiness has come to help you search.”-Robert Brault
  43.  “Keep the fire lit in your marriage and your life will be filled with warmth.”- Fawn Weaver
  44. “To keep your marriage brimming, with love in the wedding cup, whenever you’re wrong, admit it; whenever you’re right, shut up.”- Ogden Nash (Ideas for wedding receptions)
  45. “Write a list of ways that you have benefited from being married to your spouse. Then write a list of your spouse’s positive patterns and qualities. Keep adding to the lists and reread them frequently. ”- Rabbi Pliskin
  46. “Passionate sex is great. A passionate marriage filled with passionate sex…SO much better.”- Fawn Weaver
  47. “Love is always bestowed as a gift -freely, willingly, and without expectation. We don’t love to be loved, we love to love.” – Leo Buscagalia
  48. “Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.”- Peter Ustinov
  49. “Heart pounding, body sweating, hair soaked… Going for a morning run does that but leaves me a little tired. Staying in the bed with my husband a little longer yields the same result – but is a whole lot more fun.”-Fawn Weaver
  50. “Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing.”- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  51. “No one can go back and change how it started but a new future for any marriage can begin the moment one person begins to invest in it.”-Fawn Weaver
  52. “If I get married, I want to be very married.”– Audrey Hepburn
  53. “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
  54. “What greater thing is there for two human souls, than to feel that they are joined for life–to strength each other in all labor, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in silent unspeakable memories at the moment of the last parting?”– George Eliot
  55. “Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.”– Plato
  56. “Love doesn’t just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new.”– Ursula K. Le Guin, The Lathe of Heaven
  57. “The best time to love with your whole heart is always now, in this moment, because no breath beyond the current is promised.”- Fawn Weaver
  58. “We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.”- Sam Keen
  59. “Marriage, ultimately, is the practice of becoming passionate friends.”- Harville Hendrix
  60. “Love is the greatest gift when given. It is the highest honor when received.”- Fawn Weaver
  61.  “A long-lasting marriage is built by two people who believe in -and live by- the solemn promise they made.”- Darlene Schacht
  62. “A great marriage is not when the ‘perfect couple’ comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.”- Dave Meurer
  63. “Marriage is a commitment- a decision to do, all through life, that which will express your love for one’s spouse.”- Herman H. Kieval
  64. “Show me a man who is smiling from ear-to-ear and living a beautiful life, and I’ll show you a man who is grateful for what he has and utterly in love with his wife.”- Fawn Weaver
  65. “Love is a partnership of two unique people who bring out the very best in each other, and who know that even though they are wonderful as individuals, they are even better together.”- Barbara Cage
  66. “In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything and two minus one equals nothing.” – Mignon McLaughlin
  67. “Marriage is like watching the color of leaves in the fall; ever changing and more stunningly beautiful with each passing day.”- Fawn Weaver
  68. “The first to apologize is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest. The first to forget is the happiest.”- Unknown
  69. “You meet thousands of people and none of them really touch you, and then you meet one person and your life is changed forever.” – Jamie Randall (from the movie, Love and Other Drugs)
  70. “There are few things more frightening to a man than giving away his heart. And there are few things more comforting to a man than to know the woman he gave his heart to, will protect it with her life.”- Fawn Weaver
  71. “And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.”- John Lennon and Paul McCartney
  72. “Enjoy the little things in life… For one day you’ll look back and realize they were the big things.”- Kurt Vonnegut
  73.  “Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.”- Oliver Wendell Holmes
  74. “Marriage doesn’t make you happy–you make your marriage happy.”- Drs. Les & Leslie Parrott
  75. “The doors of happiness remain locked. When they are unlocked, they swing open quickly and widely but close right behind them. They must be reopened throughout each day and there is but one key that fits that lock: Gratitude.”- Fawn Weaver
  76. “Marriage is getting to have a sleepover with your best friend every night of the week.”- Christie Cook
  77. “A fool in love makes no sense to me. I only think you are a fool if you do not love.”- Unknown
  78. “Marriage is the virtuous exploration of love in its purest form and pleasure in its highest state.”- Fawn Weaver
  79. “You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”– Dr. Seuss
  80. “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”– Maya Angelou
  81. “When I saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew.” – Arrigo Boito
  82. “Who, being loved, is poor?”– Oscar Wilde
  83. “There is no more lovely, friendly, and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.”– Martin Luther
  84. “Love at first sight is easy to understand; it’s when two people have been looking at each other for a lifetime that it becomes a miracle.”– Sam Levenson
  85. “When marrying, ask yourself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this person into your old age? Everything else in marriage is transitory.”– Friedrich Nietzsche
  86. “The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.”– Blaise Pascal
  87. “One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love.”– Sophocles
  88. “Trust your heart if the seas catch fire, live by love though the stars walk backward.”– E.E. Cummings
  89. “This is what we call love. When you are loved, you can do anything in creation. When you are loved, there’s no need at all to understand what’s happening, because everything happens within you.”– Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
  90. “Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering.”– Nicole Krauss, The History of Love
  91. “I don’t want the heavens or the shooting stars. I don’t want gemstones or gold. I have those things already. I want… a steady hand. A kind soul.”– Shana Abe
  92. “They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.”– Tom Bodett
  93. “The real act of marriage takes place in the heart, not in the ballroom or church or synagogue. It’s a choice you make–not just on your wedding day, but over and over again–and that choice is reflected in the way you treat your husband or wife.”– Barbara de Angelis
  94. “Romance is the glamor which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.”– Elinor Glyn
  95. “If I had a flower for every time thought of you… I could walk through my garden forever.”– Alfred Tennyson
  96. “In your light I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. You dance inside my chest where no one sees you, but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art.”– Rumi
  97. “When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance.” – John Lennon
  98. “Doubt thou the stars are fire; Doubt that the sun doth move; Doubt truth to be a liar; But never doubt I love.”– William Shakespeare
  99. “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.”– Rumi
  100. “To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.”– David Viscott
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