10 quotations in Love & Marriage, Divorce in English
"A divorce is like an amputation; you survive, but there's less of you."
"A lawyer is never entirely comfortable with a friendly divorce, anymore than a good mortician wants to finish his job and then have the patient sit up on the table."
"Getting married in America is like doing business in Russia. Everything is up for grabs, everything is constantly renegotiated, and nobody has to keep their word. I think that makes for a lot of unhappy marriages, even though no-fault was supposed to take care of that."
"I doubt if there is one married person on earth who can be objective about divorce. It is always a threat, admittedly or not, and such a dire threat that it is almost a dirty word."
"The divorced person is like a man with a black patch over one eye: He looks rather dashing but the fact is that he has been through a maiming experience."
Jo Coudert Advice from a Failure
"There are four stages in a marriage. First there's the affair, then the marriage, then children, and finally the fourth stage, without which you cannot know a woman: the divorce."