"In a happy marriage it is the wife who provides the climate, the husband the landscape."
"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."Gerald Brenan on Mignon McLaughlin
"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."Gerald Brenan on Socrates
"It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages."Gerald Brenan on Friedrich Nietzsche
"How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being."Gerald Brenan on Oscar Wilde
"Don't marry the person you think you can live with marry only the individual you think you can't live without."Gerald Brenan on James C. Dobson
"The cliche is dead poetry."
"Wisdom is keeping a sense of fallibility of all our views and opinions."