His purity was too great, his aspiration too high for this poor, miserable world! His great soul is now only enjoying that for which it was worthy!
—Queen Victoria (1819–1901) British Royal
You know I won’t turn over a new leaf I am so obstinate, but then I am no less obstinate in being your affectionate Husband.
—William Hogarth (1697–1764) English Painter, Cartoonist, Social Critic
I’ve never yet met a man who could look after me. I don’t need a husband. What I need is a wife.
—Joan Collins (b.1933) English Actor, Author, Columnist
An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets the more interested he is in her.
—Agatha Christie (1890–1976) British Novelist, Short-Story Writer, Playwright
To catch a husband is an art; to hold him is a job.
—Simone de Beauvoir (1908–86) French Philosopher, Writer, Feminist
The husband who wants a happy marriage should learn to keep his mouth shut and his checkbook open
—Groucho Marx (1890–1977) American Actor, Comedian, Singer