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No man worth his salt, no man of spirit and spine, no man for whom I could have any respect, could rejoice in the identification of Tallulah's husband. It's tough enough to be bogged down in a legend. It would be even tougher to marry one.

Author: Tallulah Bankhead (1903-1968)

Profession: American Actress

To catch a husband is an art; to hold him is a job.

Author: Simone De Beauvoir (1908-1986)

Profession: French Novelist, Essayist

You -- poor and obscure, and small and plain as you are -- I entreat to accept me as a husband.

Author: Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)

Profession: British Novelist

The bitterest creature under heaven is the wife who discovers that her husband's bravery is only bravado, that his strength is only a uniform, that his power is but a gun in the hands of a fool.

Author: Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973)

Profession: American Novelist

Husbands are awkward things to deal with; even keeping them in hot water will not make them tender.

Author: Mary Buckley


I've never yet met a man who could look after me. I don't need a husband. What I need is a wife.

Author: Joan Collins (1933)

Profession: British-born American Actress

I revere the memory of Mr. F. as an estimable man and most indulgent husband, only necessary to mention Asparagus and it appeared or to hint at any little delicate thing to drink and it came like magic in a pint bottle; it was not ecstasy but it was comfort.

Author: Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

Profession: British Novelist

Do let him read the papers. But not while you accusingly tiptoe around the room, or perch much like a silent bird of prey on the edge of your most uncomfortable chair. (He will read them anyway, and he should read them, so let him choose his own good time.) Don't make a big exit. Just go. But kiss him quickly, before you go, otherwise he might think you are angry; he is used to suspecting he is doing something wrong.

Author: Marlene Dietrich (1904-1992)

Profession: German-born American Film Actor

Personally, I can't see why it would be any less romantic to find a husband in a nice four-color catalogue than in the average downtown bar at happy hour.

Author: Barbara Ehrenreich (1941)

Profession: American Author, Columnist

A good husband makes a good wife.

Author: John Florio

Profession: British Author, Translator

Though bachelors be the strongest stakes, married men are the best binders, in the hedge of the commonwealth.

Author: Thomas Fuller (1608-1661)

Profession: British Clergyman, Author

Husbands are like fires. They go out when unattended.

Author: Zsa Zsa Gabor (1918)

Profession: Hungarian-born American Actress

I think there's something degrading about having a husband for a rival. It's humiliating if you fail and commonplace if you succeed.

Author: Christopher Hampton (1946)

Profession: British Playwright

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.

Author: William Hogarth (1697-1764)

Profession: British Painter, Engraver

Those men are most apt to be obsequious and conciliating abroad, who are under the discipline of shrews at home.

Author: Washington Irving (1783-1859)

Profession: American Author