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Quotations about Divorce


Divorce, the legal dissolution of a marriage, is a deeply personal and often challenging experience. It signifies the end of one chapter and the beginning of another, bringing about changes that can be both freeing and overwhelming. Amidst the emotional and practical upheaval, it can also pave the way for growth, self-discovery, and new possibilities.

This compilation of quotations provides diverse perspectives on divorce. They delve into its emotional landscape, its impact on families and individuals, and the resilience it often necessitates. These quotes, from individuals who've navigated their own divorces, therapists, and thought leaders, shed light on the complexities of this life event. Whether you're going through a divorce, supporting someone who is, or seeking to understand it more deeply, these quotations offer comfort, insight, and a reminder that even in endings, there can be a newfound beginning.

quotations about divorce

"Don't get mad. Get everything." Ivana Trump (Czech former wife of Donald Trump, 1949-)

"He taught me housekeeping; when I divorce, I keep the house." Zsa Zsa Gabor (Hungarian-born film actress, 1917-2016)

"I make mistakes – I'll be the second to admit it." Jean Kerr (American writer, 1923-2003)

"The judge said, 'All the money, and we’ll just shorten it to alimony.'" Robin Williams (American actor, 1952-)

"A bachelor is a selfish, undeserving guy who has cheated some woman out of a divorce." Don Quinn (American comedy writer, 1900-1967)

"If you made a list of the reasons why any couple got married, and another list of the reasons for their divorce, you'd have a hell of a lot of overlapping." Mignon McLaughlin (American writer, 1913-83)

"Marriages don't last. When I meet a guy, the first question I ask myself is: is this the man I want my children to spend their weekends with?" Rita Rudner (American comedienne and writer, 1953-)

"Stephen Hawking is getting a divorce. That's scary. If the smartest guy in the world can't figure out women, we're screwed." Jay Leno (American comedian, 1950-)

"Half of all marriages end in divorce — and then there are the really unhappy ones." Joan Rivers (American comedienne, 1933-)

"For a while we pondered whether to take a vacation or get a divorce. We decided that a trip to Bermuda is over in two weeks, but a divorce is something you always have." Woody Allen (director and actor, 1935-)

"The difference between a divorce and a legal separation is that a legal separation gives a husband time to hide his money." Johnny Carson (American broadcaster and comedian, 1925-2005)

"It was partially my fault that we got divorced...I tended to place my wife under a pedestal." Woody Allen (American film director, writer, and actor, 1935-)

"I don't think I'll get married again. I'll just find a woman I don't like and give her a house." Lewis Grizzard (American humorous writer, 1946-94)

"Well, we never wanted to get divorced at the same time." Bruce Paltrow (American film producer, 1943-2002) talking about how his marriage lasted 33 years

"Love the quest; marriage the conquest; divorce the inquest." Helen Rowland (American writer, 1875-1950)

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