Marriage - Quotes from Science Fiction
21.02.2012, 21:46

Marriage - Quotes from Science Fiction


A lot of quotations carefully collected from a very big amount of books and divided by categories.

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I demand a creature of another sex, but as hideous as myself: the gratification is small, but it is all that I can receive, and it shall content me. It is true, we shall be monsters, cut off from all the world; but on that account we shall be more attached to one another. Our lives will not be happy, but they will be harmless, and free from the misery I now feel.

- Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, or, The Modern Prometheus (1818)


Women were more than any other class the victims of your civilization. There is something which, even at this distance of time, penetrates one with pathos in the spectacle of their ennuied, undeveloped lives, stunted at marriage, their narrow horizon, bounded so often, physically, by the four walls of home, and morally by a petty circle of personal interests.

- Edward Bellamy, Looking Backward, 2000-1887 (1888)


Marriage made people old and familiar, while still young.

- Ray Bradbury, ''Ylla'' (1950)


''Drink your coffee,'' she said, grotesquely wifelike. ''You won't get any coffee on Mars, you know.''

- Judith Merril, ''So ProudlyWe Hail'' (1953)


Marriage is like alchemy. It served an important purpose once, but I hardly feel it's here to stay.

- Roger Zelazny, ''HeWho Shapes'' (1965)


Every so often some idiot tries to abolish marriage. Such attempts work as well as repealing the law of gravity, making pi equal to three point zero, or moving mountains by prayer. Marriage is not something thought up by priests and inflicted on mankind; marriage is as much a part of mankind's evolutionary equipment as his eyes, and as useful to the race as eyes are to an individual.

- Robert A. Heinlein, Time Enough for Love (1973)


I read the Bible for my own reasons but it never occurred to me that Jacob would.We always marry strangers.

- Robert A. Heinlein, The Number of the Beast (1980)


Marriage can sometimes stand up against twin beds but almost never against twin addresses.

- Robert A. Heinlein, The Cat WhoWalks throughWalls (1985)


Two husbands had been wonderful. Three had been even more wonderful. Five had been a bit more than she'd bargained for, and she'd determined she would take no more husbands. But then she'd had to decide on Stefet - and his eyes were the blue of an autumn sky, and his hair was the russet of a prize stag. Thus she came to discover that six husbands were entirely too many.

- Holly Lisle, ''A Few Good Men'' (1995)


''What was it like, being dead?'' [. . .] ''It was wonderful,'' she said without hesitation. He got that hurt little boy look she had found so appealing in the early stages of their relationship, but which now made her want to puke. ''You mean you'd rather be dead than be with me?''

- James Stevens-Arce, ''Scenes from a Future Marriage'' (1995)


Sam Vimes could parallel process. Most husbands can. They learn to follow their own line of thought while at the same time listening to what their wives say. And the listening is important, because at any time they could be challenged and must be ready to quote the last sentence in full. A vital additional skill is being able to scan the dialogue for telltale phrases such as ''and they can deliver it tomorrow'' or ''so I've invited them for dinner'' or ''they can do it in blue, really quite cheaply.''

- Terry Pratchett, The Fifth Elephant (1999)


A marriage is always made up of two people who are prepared to swear that only the other one snores.

- Terry Pratchett, The Fifth Elephant (1999)

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