"Who of us is mature enough for offspring before the offspring themselves arrive? The value of marriage is not that adults produce children but that children produce adults."
"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."Peter De Vries 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."Peter De Vries on Socrates
"It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages."Peter De Vries 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."Peter De Vries 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."Peter De Vries on James C. Dobson
"The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds - they mature slowly."
"Murals in restaurants are on a par with the food in museums."
"A suburban mother's role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car forever after."
"I was thinking that we all learn by experience, but some of us have to go to summer school."
"Gluttony is an emotional escape, a sign something is eating us."