"Marriage is a bribe to make the housekeeper think she's a householder."
"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."Thornton Wilder 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."Thornton Wilder on Socrates
"It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages."Thornton Wilder 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."Thornton Wilder 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."Thornton Wilder on James C. Dobson
"The more decisions that you are forced to make alone, the more you are aware of your freedom to choose."
"But there comes a moment in everybody's life when he must decide whether he'll live among the human beings or not - a fool among fools or a fool alone."
"It is very necessary to have markers of beauty left in a world seemingly bent on making the most evil ugliness."
"The best thing about animals is that they don't talk much."
"We do not choose the day of our birth nor may we choose the day of our death, yet choice is the sovereign faculty of the mind."