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Less Love, Less Laughter
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"When love leaves a marriage, divorce often follows, which is no laughing matter for the couple involved. But why should we let the failed relationships of others stop us from having a chuckle at the humorous quotes they've generated?"
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It might be a good starting point to establish when the concept of divorce first evolved. If we are to believe this French philosopher and author of 'Candide', it was very soon after the concept of marriage. To whom can this somewhat cynical quote be attributed?
"Divorce is probably of nearly the same date as marriage. I believe, however, that marriage is some weeks the more ancient."
The sacred bond of marriage is something that should be shared between just two people. This didn't seem to be the case in one particular royal union though. Who provided this far from revelatory piece of information about her marriage?
"Well, there were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded."
Sarah, Duchess of York
Diana, Princess of Wales
Princess Grace of Monaco
In order to make your marriage work, the least you can do is have some sort of physical presence in it. Which Texas-born golfer, nicknamed Supermex, found this out the hard way as he demonstrated in this quote?
"My divorce came to me as a complete surprise. That's what happens when you haven't been home in eighteen years."
Divorce settlements almost always see one person walking away as a big winner. This nine-time married actress thought she was one such winner as evidenced by this quote. Who was the lucky lady here?
"Conrad Hilton was very generous to me in the divorce settlement. He gave me 5,000 Gideon Bibles."
Zsa Zsa Gabor
For every winner there must also be a loser. Spare a thought for this much-married, short-statured actor who provided the following.
"A lot of people have asked me how short I am. Since my last divorce, I think I'm about $100,000 short."
Who was he?
On very rare occasions both parties walk away as winners, finding certain pleasures in divorce that they never found in marriage. Which witty film writer/director/actor provided this risqué observation?
"The only time my wife and I had a simultaneous orgasm was when the judge signed the divorce papers."
Divorce can be a painful experience. Not just emotionally, but physically too judging by this quote. Which Booker Prize winning Canadian author is responsible for this dramatic comparison?
"A divorce is like an amputation: you survive it, but there's less of you."
J. K. Rowling
Out with the old, and in with the new was the motto adopted by this tallish actress, and it was not just her spouse that she was changing. A new wardrobe, shoes in particular, were high on the agenda for who as evidenced by this quote?
"I can wear heels now."
This bloke once told us that nothing, not even November rain lasts forever. So who is it that should not have been shocked when his marriage came to an end, especially when this was his attitude towards it?
"It's really hard to maintain a one-on-one relationship if the other person is not going to allow me to be with other people."
David Lee Roth
So after studying all the hows, whys and what-fors that contribute to the breakdown of marriages, I've concluded that the master of the one-liner hit the nail right on the head. Who was it that succinctly summed up the situation with this?
"Marriage is the chief cause of divorce."
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Compiled Jun 28 12