Mating

Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing; a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.
—Goethe

Jun 172016
 

It is not easy for a woman to win an author’s heart; she has to read his books.

Sep 222015
 

Domestic sentiment swamps every virtue.

Apr 202015
 

Love has done nothing to stop wars, but marriage has prevented quite a few.

Feb 042015
 

If you want to kill your marriage, talk about it.

Oct 222014
 

What surrounds sex is serious: sex itself is ridiculous.

Oct 202014
 

Marriages survive not on love but admiration.

Jul 022014
 

A man will reveal the most intimate details of his sex life before he will show you his tax return.

Apr 222014
 

Women lead, pretending to follow; men follow, pretending to lead.