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Laughing at Love: 10 Quotes to Help You See the Silliness


Romantic love is a mysterious notion that has been contemplated by humankind for thousands of years, making mystified philosophers of us all.

Try as we might, we’ll never make sense of it – at least not for long, and never completely. Perhaps the best thing to do is just sit back, enjoy the ride, and do your utmost to hang on to your sense of humor.

To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of ten hilarious quotations by some of our favorite people. Each pertains to a different facet of love and relationships, reassuring you that no matter what state your love life is in – be it one of turmoil, passion, confusion, etc. – someone funnier than you has undoubtedly been there before:

  1. I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury. – Groucho Marx
  2. All marriages are happy. It’s trying to live together afterwards that causes all the problems. – Shelley Winters
  3. Marriage has no guarantees. If that’s what you’re looking for, go live with a car battery. – Erma Bombeck
  4. To love is to suffer. To avoid suffering one must not love. But then one suffers from not loving. Therefore to love is to suffer, not to love is to suffer. To suffer is to suffer. To be happy is to love. To be happy then is to suffer. But suffering makes one unhappy. Therefore, to be unhappy one must love, or love to suffer, or suffer from too much happiness. I hope you’re getting this down. – Woody Allen
  5. Women cannot complain about men anymore until they start getting better taste in them. – Bill Maher
  6. My girlfriend always laughs during sex – no matter what she’s reading. – Steve Jobs
  7. Sex at 90 is like trying to shoot pool with a rope. – George Burns
  8. What is a date really, but a job interview that lasts all night? The only difference is that in not many job interviews is there a chance you’ll wind up naked at the end of it. – Jerry Seinfeld
  9. I have no self-confidence. When girls say yes, I tell them to think it over. – Rodney Dangerfield
  10. Whenever I date a guy, I think, “Is this the man I want my children to spend their weekends with?” – Rita Rudner

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May 16, 2010 — Tasha Shayne — quotes

A Poet’s New Year’s Eve Advice

“The only way to spend New Year’s Eve is either quietly with friends or in a brothel. Otherwise when the evening ends and people pair off, someone is bound to be left in tears.”
— W.H. Auden

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