Many divorces are not really the result of irreparable injury but involve, instead, a desire on the part of the man or woman to shatter the setup, start out from scratch alone, and make life work for them all over again. They want the risk of disaster, want to touch bottom, see where bottom is, and, coming up, to breathe the air with relief and relish again.
—Edward Hoagland (b.1932) American Essayist, Novelist
I’ve been involved in something which was chaotic and insane. All I can say now is that I am, and intend to stay, a single man.
—Sylvester Stallone (b.1946) American Actor, Film Director, Screenwriter
It takes two to destroy a marriage.
Paying alimony is like feeding hay to a dead horse.
—Groucho Marx (1890–1977) American Actor, Comedian, Singer
The first divorce in the world may have been a tragedy, but the hundred-millionth is not necessarily one.
—Anatole Broyard (1920–90) American Literary Critic
The fear of making permanent commitments can change the mutual love of husband and wife into two loves of self-two loves existing side by side, until they end in separation.
—Pope John Paul II (1920–2005) Polish Catholic Religious Leader
Judges, as a class, display, in the matter of arranging alimony, that reckless generosity which is found only in men who are giving away someone else’s cash.
—P. G. Wodehouse (1881–1975) English Novelist, Short Story Writer, Humorist