Sensational Quotes for Smart People


Quotations about the Singles Life  

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First Top-10 List of Sensational

Quotations about Single Life

#1 of Top-10 Sensational Singles Quotes

I think, therefore I am single.
— Liz Winston

#2 of Top-10 Sensational Singles Quotes

Marriage is a great institution, but I'm not ready for an institution.
— Mae West

#3 of Top-10 Sensational Singles Quotes

You know why divorce costs so much? Because it is worth it!
— Dan O'Brien

#4 of Top-10 Sensational Singles Quotes

Dating means doing a lot of fun things you will never do again if you get married. The fun stops with marriage because you're trying to save money for when you split up your property.
— Dave Barry

#5 of Top Ten Sensational Singles Quotes

Marriage is ridiculous.
- Goldie Hawn

#6 of Top-10 Sensational Singles Quotes

I have a lot of friends who are around. I'm having a wonderful time in my life now with my platonic relationships with men and women, because when that sexual tension is off the requirement of the interplay, then you get to who the people really are, and to yourself.
— Shirley MacLaine at 74

#7 of Top-10 Sensational Singles Quotes

If we did not look to marriage as the principal source of happiness, fewer marriages would end in tears.
— Anthony Storr

#8 of Top-10 Sensational Singles Quotes

I won't say if I'm single or dating or married or divorced. There's boundaries.
— Tyra Banks

#9 of Top-10 Sensational Singles Quotes

I don't think of myself as single. I'm romantically challenged.
— Stephanie H. Piro

#10 of Top-10 Sensational Singles Quotes

He sleeps fastest who sleeps alone.
— Richard Avedond


There are people who will like the singles life quotes on this webpage and there are those who won't.

Lynn, who wrote the following letter to me, would like these quotes, I believe. 


I am reading your book The Joy of Not Being Married.

I love it.

Thanks for convincing me that I am normal.

Married twice. Divorced twice. I have put my life on hold, waiting for that perfect person to come along. I have finally realized my mistake. Now I have to make up for lost time.

A big thank you!!!


The book Lynn mentioned is no longer in print. But you may be interested in my international bestseller How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free, I would advise you to buy it immediately, particularly if you fear retirement.

 Second Top-Ten List of Sensational

Quotations about the Single Life

#1 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Single Life

It's just like magic. When you live by yourself, all your annoying habits are gone!
— Merrill Markoe

#2 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Single Life

I don't know why togetherness was ever held up as an ideal of marriage. Away from home for both, then together, that's much better.
— Amanda Cross

#3 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Single Life

I used to be well read and in great physical shape before marriage. Now I am coping with a wife who says I don't spend enough time with her, three kids, working sixty hours a week, visiting friends, relatives and in-laws, and running errands all weekend. I don't have even a minute for myself for the things I really love to do.
— Unknown wise person

#4 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Single Life

I always know where the scissors are.
— Dan O'Brien (what he likes most about being single)

#5 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Single Life

My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met.
— Rodney Dangerfield

#6 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Single Life

Books and marriage go ill together.
— Molière

#7 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Single Life

Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same.
Oscar Wilde

#8 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Single Life

There is no subject on which more dangerous nonsense is talked and thought than marriage.
— George Bernard Shaw

#9 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Single Life

All the more solitude from being single — it brings insight and creates great character.
— from the book The Joy of NOT Being Married

#10 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Single Life

Intellectuals should never marry; they won't enjoy it; and besides, they should not reproduce themselves.
— Don Herold

More Sensational Quotations about

 Single Life for Smart People 

Love is much better when you are not married.
 — Maria Callas

It was so cold I almost got married.
— Shelly Winters

In matters of religion and matrimony I never give any advice; because I will not have anybody's torments in this world or the next laid to my charge.
— Lord Chesterfield

It is better to be laughed at for not being married than to be unable to laugh because you are.
— Unknown wise person

Women are like elephants to me. I like to look at them but I wouldn't want to own one.
— W. C. Fields
Love is an obsessive delusion that is cured by marraige.
— Dr. Karl Bowman

I recommend having no relationships except those easily borne and disposed of; I recommend limiting one's involvement in other people's lives to a pleasantly scant minimum.
— Quentin Crisp

Why, even the janitor's wife
Has a perfectly good love life
And here am I
Facing tomorrow
Alone with my sorrow
Down in the depths on the ninetieth floor.
— Cole Porter, Down in the Depths, (1936)

I have no wish for a second husband. I had enough of the first. I have to have my own way  to lie down mistress, and get up master.
 Susanna Moodie

When a couple decides to divorce, they should inform both sets of parents before having a party and telling all their friends. This is not only courteous but practical. Parents may be very willing to pitch in with comments, criticism, and malicious gossip of their own to help the divorce along.
— P. J. O'Rourke

To the man-in-the-street, who, I'm sorry to say
Is a keen observer of life,
The world 'intellectual' suggests right away
A man who's untrue to his wife.
— W. H. Auden, New Year Letter, 1941

I'd like a clause in my marriage vows that allows me to be single one week a month.
— Unknown wise person

Marriage is not a word but a sentence.
— Unknown Wise Person

Love, the quest; marriage, the conquest; divorce, the inquest.
— Helen Rowland

No married man is genuinely happy if he has to drink worse whisky than he used to drink when he was single.
— H.L. Mencken

Marriage is like a besieged fortress. Everyone outside wants to get in, and everyone inside wants to get out.
— Quitard

Many a promising career has been wrecked by marrying the wrong sort of woman.
— Robertson Davies

You have two choices in life: You can stay single and be miserable, or, you can get married and wish you were dead.
— Unknown Wise Person

If a woman hasn't met the right man by the time she's 24, she may be lucky.
— Deborah Kerr

I've never been married, but I tell people I'm divorced so they won't think something is wrong with me.
— Elayne Boosler

I would be married, but I'd have no wife.
I would be married to the single life.
— Richard Crashaw (Poet in 17th Century)

I have no wish for a second husband. I had enough of the first. I have to have my own way — to lie down mistress, and get up master.
— Susanna Moodie

I never knew what real happiness was until I got married. And by then it was too late.
— Max Kauffmann

Sensational Quotations for Smart People

about Being a Bachelor 

Rich bachelors should be heavily taxed. It is not fair that some men should be happier than others.
Oscar Wilde

Most men who are not married by the age of thirty-five are either homosexual or smart.
— Becky Rodenbeck

He marries best who puts it off until it is too late.
— H. L. Mencken

Show me a man who lives alone and has a perpetually clean kitchen, and 8 times out of 9 I'll show you a man with detestable spiritual qualities.
— Charles Bukowski

Somehow, a bachelor never quite gets over the idea that he is a thing of beauty and a boy forever!
— Helen Rowland

A Bachelor of Arts is one who makes love to a lot of women, and yet has the art to remain a bachelor.
— Helen Rowland

Bachelors know more about women than married men. If they didn't they'd be married, too.
— H. L. Mencken

Home Sweet Home must surely have been written by a bachelor.
— Samuel Butler

By persistently remaining single, a man converts himself into a permanent public temptation. Men should be more careful.
— Oscar Wilde

James Bond in his Sean Connery days . . . was the first well-known
bachelor on the American scene who was not a drifter or a degenerate and did not eat out of cans.
— Barbara Ehrenreich

Never trust a husband too far, nor a bachelor too near.
— Helen Rowland

The rich bachelor who dines out every evening is what is called a society man; the same poor [bachelor] is a sponger.
— Charles Nairey

There is a time for all things — Except Marriage my dear.
— Thomas Chatterton

When I said I would die a bachelor, I did not think I should live till I were married.
— William Shakespeare

A bachelor is a man who comes to work each morning from a different direction.
— Sholom Aleichem, Russian author

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