"I don't know why, but the older I get the more interested I get in my parents' marriage. And it's interesting to be married yourself, too, because there is an inevitable comparison."
"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."Jhumpa Lahiri 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."Jhumpa Lahiri on Socrates
"It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages."Jhumpa Lahiri 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."Jhumpa Lahiri 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."Jhumpa Lahiri on James C. Dobson
"I've never had Internet access. Actually, I have looked at things on other people's computers as a bystander. A few times in my life I've opened email accounts, twice actually, but it's something I don't want in my life right now."
"For that story, I took as my subject a young woman whom I got to know over the course of a couple of visits. I never saw her having any health problems - but I knew she wanted to be married."
"My parents had an arranged marriage, as did so many other people when I was growing up. My father came and had a life in the United States one way and my mother had a different one, and I was very aware of those things. I continue to wonder about it, and I will continue to write about it."