50 Funny Quotes About Marriage That Are Too Relatable

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Those who are in successful, long-term marriages will likely agree that there’s one thing both sides need (in addition to love!) to help make a marriage last: a sense of humor. Whether it’s the ability to laugh at each other's flaws or see the comedy in life, being able to lighten the mood can go a long way. And there are plenty of funny marriage quotes that prove it.

From movie characters to celebrities, writers, comedians, and politicians, prominent figures haven’t held back when it comes to finding the humor in marriage. With a mix of everything from funny tips to laughable realizations, these aren’t the typical mushy nuggets of relationship wisdom.

Whether you’re planning a wedding, looking for vow or speech inspiration, or could just use a smile today, read on for 50 hysterical quotes about marriage that nail it. 

  1. “One of the keys to a successful marriage is separate bathrooms. When he enters my bathroom sometimes I’m like, ‘Why are you in here?’ And he’s like, ‘I live here. Can I enjoy my bathroom too?’” — Michelle Obama
  2. "Husband secretly lowers the thermostat and I secretly turn it back up. We both vehemently deny touching it. Marriage is fun." — Stephanie Ortiz
  3. “Remember that creating a successful marriage is like farming: you have to start over again every morning.” — H. Jackson Brown, Jr
  4. “I love being married. It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.” — Rita Rudner
  5. “You know there is a name for people who are always wrong about everything all the time... Husband!” — Bill Maher
  6. “Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.” — Benjamin Franklin
  7. "Husbands are like wine, they take a long time to mature." — Donatella in Letters to Juliet
  8. “I am a very committed wife. And I should be committed, too—for being married so many times.” – Elizabeth Taylor
  9. "Who won in life? Me. Because I got to marry you." — Chip Gaines
  10. “When a man opens a car door for his wife, it’s either a new car or a new wife.”— Prince Phillip
  11. "Before you marry a person you should first make them use a computer with slow Internet to see who they really are." — Will Ferrell
  12. “Marriage is like a tense, unfunny, version of ‘Everybody Loves Raymond.’ Only it doesn't last twenty-two minutes. It lasts forever." — Pete in Knocked Up
  13. “A man's main job is to protect his woman from her desire to ‘get bangs’ every other month." — Dax Shepard
  14. “Spend a few minutes a day really listening to your spouse. No matter how stupid his problems sound to you." — Megan Mullally
  15. “People say, 'Jeez, it must be hard to stay married in show business.' I think it's hard to stay married anywhere, but if you marry the right person, it might work out.” —Tom Hanks
  16. “Make sure you have date night even if it's once in a blue moon because most of the time you’re just too tired and you’d actually prefer to sleep." — Chris Hemsworth
  17. "I married for love but the obvious side benefit of having someone around to find my glasses cannot be ignored." — Cameron Esposito
  18. “I don't want to hear about the endless struggles to keep sex exciting, or the work it takes to plan a date night. I want to hear that you guys watch every episode of 'The Bachelorette' together in secret shame, or that one got the other hooked on 'Breaking Bad' and if either watches it without the other, they're dead meat.” ― Mindy Kaling
  19. "Look, you want to know what marriage is really like? Fine. You wake up, she's there. You come back from work, she's there. You fall asleep, she's there. You eat dinner, she's there. You know? I mean, I know that sounds like a bad thing, but it's not." — Ray Barone
  20. "Did you know that the institution of marriage was created when the average person lived to the age of 30?" — Kim in The Last Kiss
  21. “You go, ‘You make me laugh, you make me smile, you make me feel loved, you make me food.'" — Nikki Glaser recalling Amy Schumer’s wedding vows
  22. “I'm just a diaper-changing facility hooked up to a life-support system, but my wife, she's breakfast, lunch, and dinner. She's a human Denny's all day long ... and it never ends for her. She's the most beautiful Denny's you've ever seen though, I guarantee it.” — Ryan Reynolds
  23. "Because I always say, if you're married for 50 years, and 10 of them are horrible, you're doing really good!" — Michelle Obama
  24. "Look, in my opinion, the best thing you can do is find a person who loves you for exactly what you are. Good mood, bad mood, ugly, pretty, handsome, what have you. The right person is still going to think the sun shines out of your ass." — Mac MacGuff in Juno
  25. “By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you will be happy. If you get a bad one, you will be a philosopher.” — Socrates
  26. “We have a couple of rules in our relationship. The first rule is that I make her feel like she’s getting everything. The second rule is that I actually do let her have her way in everything. And, so far, it’s working.” – Justin Timberlake
  27. “I’d like to publicly thank my husband [Dax Shepard] for changing half the diapers in our house. I hope he changes all of mine one day…” — Kristen Bell
  28. “Marriage is an alliance entered into by a man who can't sleep with the window shut, and a woman who can't sleep with the window open.” — George Bernard Shaw
  29. "Being a good husband is like being a stand-up comic. You need 10 years before you can call yourself a beginner." — Jerry Seinfeld
  30. “Always get married in the morning. That way if it doesn’t work out, you haven’t wasted the whole day.” — Mickey Rooney
  31. "After about 15 years I finally figured out that she's always right. So surprisingly we just stopped fighting after that." — Barack Obama
  32. “Marriage is not just spiritual communion and passionate embraces; marriage is also three-meals-a-day and remembering to carry the trash out.” — Joyce Brothers
  33. “The best way to get most husbands to do something is to suggest that perhaps they’re too old to do it.” — Ann Bancroft
  34. “My wife and I have been married for 21 years, and without a doubt, the hardest times we've faced were those times when we hated each other.” — Andy Richter
  35. “My wife didn't take my name which isn't weird but what's weird is when people think it's weird like we're on a first-name basis anyway.” — Mark Agee
  36. “The first draft of my vows, which I wrote the day after we got engaged, clocked in at around 70 pages.” – Leslie Knope in "Parks and Recreation"
  37. "We just like each other. You start there...I still can't believe my wife goes out with me. If we were in high school and I was just funny, I'd never have the courage to talk to her."— Tom Hanks
  38. “Love, gratitude, compassion, because sometimes every man or every woman will drive their partner crazy.” — Goldie Hawn 
  39. "Marriage is like a graph—it has its ups and downs and as long as things bounce back up again, you’ve got a good marriage. If it heads straight down, then you’ve got some problems!" — Dame Julie Andrews
  40. "A man doesn't know what happiness is until he's married. By then it's too late." — Frank Sinatra
  41. “Our marriage was the most difficult, grueling, excruciating thing that we have ever taken on in our lives. And you know, we're just not quitters.” — Will Smith
  42. “There are only three things women need in life: food, water and compliments.” — Chris Rock
  43. “My most brilliant achievement was my ability to persuade my wife to marry me.” — Winston Churchill
  44. "Michelle’s like Beyoncé in that song, ‘Let me upgrade ya!’ She upgraded me." — Barack Obama
  45. “Marriage has no guarantees. If that’s what you’re looking for, go live with a car battery.” — Erma Bombeck
  46. “Only married people can understand how you can be miserable and happy at the same time." — Chris Rock
  47. “We were married for better or worse. I couldn’t have done better and she couldn’t have done worse.” — Henry Youngman
  48. "She's your lobster. Come on, you guys. It's a known fact that lobsters fall in love and mate for life. You can actually see old lobster couples, walking around their tank, you know, holding claws." – Phoebe Buffay in "Friends"
  49. “Just found out the wife is writing a book about our honeymoon, called '50 Shades of Just O.K.'” — Conan O'Brien
  50. "F*ck it...that's really the attitude that keeps a family together. It's not 'We love each other.' It's just 'f*ck it, man.'" — Louis C.K.

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