June 18


Marriage and the Birth of Funny Relationship Quotes

By Prisqua

June 18, 2009

Marriage Quotes, quotes, Relationships Quotes

I have come across several funny relationship quotes and found some interesting oddities. If a male was quoted, he would be putting a woman as the antagonist. If a female was quoted, she would still be the antagonist putting the male in a submissive role. One view comes off as chauvinistic while another comes off as feministic. Below are a few quotations and some corresponding views on them.

My advice to you is to get married: if you find a good wife, you will be happy; if not, you will become a philosopher.
– Socrates

I think it is obvious how Socrates came up with this funny relationship quote. Although, given his reputation as a philosopher and having a serious state of mind, this could have been said in all seriousness. He got married thinking he has found his perfect mate and found that to be fallacious. So in trying to decipher what was going on with his wife and marriage, he became a philosopher.

I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat or a prostitute.
Rebecca West

This funny relationship quote may have stemmed from chauvinists that tend to expect women to be the submissive in relationships or look to them for only one thing intercourse. This much can be picked up from Napoleon’s view of women machines for producing children. What is a woman to do? Demand respect of course.

I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury.
Groucho Marx

Marriage is a huge step in relationships. One should always know for sure if the one they are marrying is the right/just choice. Otherwise, this funny relationship quote can come in handy for any male or female get a jury to decide for you.

Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week – a little candlelight, dinner, soft music and dancing. She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays.
Henry Youngman

This funny relationship quote actually carries double-meaning. The obvious message of the quote says that a man and his wife hardly spend time together. Yet the hidden meaning to this can actually come off as good relationship advice to make time for your self in a marriage. Two people may be married as one but there are still two people involved in making it work. What is a relationship if the other is lost in it?

Funny relationship quotes may come off as tease but in truth, they are parallels to the reality that we live in, giving a more light-hearted look at disagreements instead of dwelling on them.


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Coffee in the mornings is a must! I hunt and shoot aliens as therapy a few hours every day. Work sometimes demands that I tweet, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram. I never leave home without my 5 inch stilettos, iPhone and of course a possible good story.

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