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Divorce. A resumption of diplomatic relations and rectification of boundaries.

Author: Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)

Profession: American Author, Editor, Journalist, "The Devil's Dictionary"

I know one husband and wife who, whatever the official reasons given to the court for the break up of their marriage, were really divorced because the husband believed that nobody ought to read while he was talking and the wife that nobody ought to talk while she was reading.

Author: Vera Brittain (1893-1970)

Profession: British Writer

Divorce is the one human tragedy that reduces everything to cash.

Author: Rita Mae Brown (1944)

Profession: American Writer

Two lives that once part are as ships that divide.

Author: Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873)

Profession: British Novelist, Poet

People named John and Mary never divorce. For better or for worse, in madness and in saneness, they seem bound together for eternity by their rudimentary nomenclature. They may loathe and despise one another, quarrel, weep, and commit mayhem, but they are not free to divorce. Tom, Dick, and Harry can go to Reno on a whim, but nothing short of death can separate John and Mary.

Author: John Cheever (1912-1982)

Profession: American Author

The only solid and lasting peace between a man and his wife is, doubtless, a separation.

Author: Lord Chesterfield (1694-1773)

Profession: British Statesman, Author

The possibility of divorce renders both marriage partners stricter in their observance of the duties they owe to each other. Divorces help to improve morals and to increase the population.

Author: Denis Diderot (1713-1784)

Profession: French Philosopher

Conrad Hilton was very generous to me in the divorce settlement. He gave me 5, 000 Gideon Bibles.

Author: Zsa Zsa Gabor (1918)

Profession: Hungarian-born American Actress

Getting divorced just because you don't love a man is almost as silly as getting married just because you do.

Author: Zsa Zsa Gabor (1918)

Profession: Hungarian-born American Actress

I am a marvelous housekeeper. Every time I leave a man I keep his house.

Author: Zsa Zsa Gabor (1918)

Profession: Hungarian-born American Actress

You never really know a man until you have divorced him.

Author: Zsa Zsa Gabor (1918)

Profession: Hungarian-born American Actress

Divorce is a game played by lawyers.

Author: Cary Grant (1904-1986)

Profession: British-born American Actor

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.

Author: Edward Hoagland (1932)

Profession: American Novelist, Essayist

Being divorced is like being hit by a Mack truck. If you live through it, you start looking very carefully to the right and to the left.

Author: Jean Kerr (1923)

Profession: American Author, Playwright

Every divorce is the result of selfishness on the part of one or the other or both parties to a marriage contract. Someone is thinking of self comforts, conveniences, freedoms, luxuries, or ease. Sometimes the ceaseless pin pricking of an unhappy, discontented, and selfish spouse can finally add up to serious physical violence. Sometimes people are goaded to the point where they erringly feel justified in doing the things that are so wrong. Nothing of course justifies sin.

Author: Spencer W. Kimball