57 Sweet Newlywed Quotes For Your New Journey Together

by Team Scary Mommy
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Marriage is a great source of comedy — after all, there’s a reason a whole genre of relationship and love jokes exist. But beyond the funnies (and whatever your view on the traditional idea of a legally binding relationship might be), a happy partnership based on mutual love, respect, and support can bring joy and comfort to many. And no matter how long you’ve been together, the newlywed stage is always full of hope and excitement.

Whether you’re looking for the right words to share with your loved one, an Instagram caption for the perfect photo, or you’re a wedding guest looking to add the final flourish to a card, we’ve gone ahead and rounded up the best quotes about newlyweds and marriage for you to choose from. Have your pick of wise quotes from literary giants, pop culture icons, comedians, and age-old sayings. Whatever quote you pick, the goal is to always celebrate love, fully and warmly.


1. “Compromise, communicate, and never go to bed angry – the three pieces of advice gifted and regifted to all newlyweds.” — Gillian Flynn

2. “The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret.” —Henny Youngman

3. “Before you marry a person you should first make them use a computer with slow Internet to see who they really are.” — Will Ferrell

4. “By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you’ll become happy; if you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher.” — Socrates

5. “When a man opens a car door for his wife, it’s either a new car or a new wife.” — Prince Philip

6. “Happy marriages begin when we marry the ones we love and they blossom when we love the ones we marry.” — Tom Mullen

7. “Where there is love there is life.” — Mahatma Gandhi

8. “If I get married, I want to be very married.” — Audrey Hepburn

9. “I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate then when I fall asleep your eyes close.” — Pablo Neruda

10. “You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” — Dr. Seuss

11. “The secret of a happy marriage is finding the right person. You know they’re right if you love to be with them all the time.” — Julia Child

12. “When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” — When Harry Met Sally

13. “When you trip over love, it is easy to get up. But when you fall in love, it is impossible to stand again.” — Albert Einstein

14. “Reader, I married him.” — Jane Eyre

15. “Every heart sings a song, incomplete until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.” — Plato

16. “A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.” — André Maurois

17. “One day, in your search for happiness, you discover a partner by your side, and you realize that your happiness has come to help you search.” — Robert Brault

18. “I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone.” — J. R. R. Tolkien

19. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” — Lao Tzu

20. “Love is like a friendship caught on fire.” — Jeremy Taylor

21. “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” — Maya Angelou

22. “People are weird. When we find someone with weirdness that is compatible with ours, we team up and call it love.” — Dr. Seuss

23. “The highest happiness on earth is the happiness of marriage.” — William Lyon Phelps

24. “We loved with a love that was more than love.” — Edgar Allan Poe

25. “Marriages, like a garden, take time to grow. But the harvest is rich unto those who patiently and tenderly care for the ground.” — Darlene Schach

26. “It is such a happiness when good people get together—and they always do.” — Jane Austen

27. “Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads, which sew people together through the years.” — Simone Signoret

28. “True love stories never have endings.” — Richard Bach

29. “Love rests on no foundation. It is an endless ocean, with no beginning or end.” — Rumi

30. “If I had a flower for every time thought of you… I could walk through my garden forever.” — Alfred Tennyson

31. “One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love.”

— Sophocles

32. “A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” — Mignon McLaughlin

33. “The beauty of marriage is not always seen from the very beginning—but rather as love grows and develops over time.” — Fawn Weaver

34. “A great marriage is not when the ‘perfect couple’ comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.” — Dave Meurer

35. Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth, for your love is better than wine. King Solomon, Song of Songs 1:2

36. “It’s amazing how one day someone walks into your life, and suddenly, you can’t remember how you lived without them.” — Anurag Prakash Ray

37. “When marrying, ask yourself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this person into your old age? Everything else in marriage is transitory.” — Friedrich Nietzsche

38. I am for my beloved, and my beloved is for me. King Solomon, Song of Songs, 2:16

39. “Let there be spaces in your togetherness, And let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: Let it be rather a moving sea between the shores of your souls.” — Kahlil Gibran

40. “This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet.” — Rumi

41. “What is Love? I have met in the streets a very poor young man who was in love. His hat was old, his coat worn, the water passed through his shoes and the stars through his soul.” – Victor Hugo

42. “Once upon a time, I became yours, and you became mine. And we’ll stay together through the tears and the laughter because that’s what they call happily-ever-after.” — Kathy R. Jeffords

43. “The only part of marriage you have the power to change is the part you see when you look in the mirror.” — Barnabas Achoki

44. “The only people who never have differences with their spouse are people who don’t have a spouse.” — Ngina Otiende

45. “Your marriage is a glorious bond but don’t take it as an easy task. It is meant to be worked upon similar to all of your other relationships.” — Raymond Eido

46. “A happy marriage is a long conversation that always seems short.” — André Maurois

47. “There is no greater happiness for a man than approaching a door at the end of a day knowing someone on the other side of that door is waiting for the sound of his footsteps.” — Ronald Reagan

48. “You don’t marry the person you can live with — you marry the person you can’t live without.” — Unknown

49. “A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love.” — Pearl S. Buck

50. “It doesn’t matter if the guy is perfect or the girl is perfect, as long as they are perfect for each other.” — Good Will Hunting

51. “There is no more lovely, friendly, and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.” — Martin Luther

52. “Marriage is the highest state of friendship. If happy, it lessens our cares by dividing them, at the same time that it doubles our pleasures by mutual participation.” — Samuel Richardson

53. “I am nothing special, of this I am sure. I am a common man with common thoughts and I’ve led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I’ve loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

54. “We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness–and call it love–true love.” — Robert Fulghum, True Love

55. “What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined for life–to strength each other in all labor, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in silent unspeakable memories at the moment of the last parting?” — George Eliot

56. “Happy marriages begin when we marry the ones we love, and they blossom when we love the ones we married.” — Tim Mullen

57. “I assumed all marriages which fail have one or both of the spouses doing something wrong and the wrongdoing leads to a breakup. I was wrong. Doing nothing is equally as bad. Because people don’t float together, they float apart. To stay together, you need a tether. To thrive, a couple must cling and cleave as if there’s a massive wave coming at them. Because there is a wave called drift – laziness, selfishness, convenience, comfortable, resentment, indiscipline, busy. And before long, you look around, and you lost sight of your spouse. Stay tethered: live your vows. Your relationship is counting on it.” — Ngina Otiende

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