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1. "Such deluded persons, symptomatically, dwell in dualities of dishonor and honor, misery and happiness, woman and man, good and bad, pleasure and pain, etc., thinking, "This is my wife; this is my house; I am the master of this house; I am the husband of this wife." These are the dualities of delusion. Those who are so deluded by dualities are completely foolish and therefore cannot understand the Supreme Personality of Godhead."
Author: A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
2. "Finding a good band is Iike finding a good wife. You got to keep trying till you find the right one."
Author: Ace Frehley
3. "I am not good wife material because I'm fiercely independent and like to go off and do my own thing."
Author: Amanda Harlech
4. "Being a good mother does not call for the same qualities as being a good housewife; a dedication to keeping children clean and tidy may override an interest in their separate development as individuals."
Author: Ann Oakley
5. "Gilgamesh, where are you hurrying to? You will never find that life for which you are looking. When the gods created man they allotted to him death, but life they retained in their own keeping. As for you, Gilgamesh, fill your belly with good things; day and night, night and day, dance and be merry, feast and rejoice. Let your clothes be fresh, bathe yourself in water, cherish the little child that holds your hand, and make your wife happy in your embrace; for this too is the lot of man."
Author: Anonymous
6. "A man finds good thing and favor when he finds a good wife. A woman lives in good fortune when she gets married to a good husband."
Author: Anyaele Sam Chiyson
7. "The predictable thing about 'The Good Wife' is how unpredictable 'The Good Wife' is."
Author: Archie Panjabi
8. "Writers are funny about reviews: when they get a good one they ignore it-- but when they get a bad review they never forget it. Every writer I know is the same way: you get a hundred good reviews, and one bad, andyou remember only the bad. For years, you go on and fantasize about the reviewer who didn't like your book; you imagine him as a jerk, a wife-beater, a real ogre. And, in the meantime, the reviewer has forgotten all about the whole thing. But, twenty years later, the writer still remembers that one bad review."
Author: Art Buchwald
9. "Happiness does not come from football awards. It's terrible to correlate happiness with football. Happiness comes from a good job, being able to feed your wife and kids. I don't dream football, I dream the American dream - two cars in a garage, be a happy father."
Author: Barry Sanders
10. "I was seeing a lot of really good things about Get Shorty when it came out, and my wife pointed out that if you validate the good reviews, you also have to validate the bad reviews."
Author: Barry Sonnenfeld
11. "England is my wife, America my mistress. It is very good sometimes to get away from one's wife."
Author: Cedric Hardwicke
12. "A good wife is one who serves her husband in the morning like a mother does, loves him in the day like a sister does and pleases him like a prostitute in the night."
Author: Chanakya
13. "It is strange,' pursued he, 'that while I love Rosomond Oliver so wildly-with all the intensity, indeed, of a first passion, the object of which is exquisitely beautiful, graceful, and fascinating--I experience at the same time a calm, unwarped consciousness, that she would not make me a good wife; that she is not the partner suited to me; that I should discover this within a year after marriage; and that to twelve months' rapture would succeed a lifetime of regret. This I know."
Author: Charlotte Brontë
14. "No, I'm not done. If her husband is such a good friend of Burwick's, then why isn't he down here learning to ranch? Why send his wife? Is he afraid to get"
Author: Christy Hayes
15. "I think fear neutralizes alcohol, weakens its anesthetic power. It's good for small fears; your boss, your wife, your bills, your dentist; all right then to take a drink. But for big ones it doesn't do any good. Like water on blazing gasoline, it will only quicken and compound it. It takes sand, in the literal and the slang sense, to smother the bonfire that is fear. And if you're out of sand, then you must burn up.("New York Blues")"
Author: Cornell Woolrich
16. "If ye loved him, he must ha' been a good man.''Yes, he...was.''Then I shall do my best to honor his spirit by serving his wife."
Author: Diana Gabaldon
17. "Variability is one of the virtues of a woman. It avoids the crude requirement of polygamy. So long as you have one good wife you are sure to have a spiritual harem"."
Author: G.K. Chesterton
18. "If Innocent is happy, it is because he is innocent. If he can defy the conventions, it is just because he can keep the commandments. It is just because he does not want to kill but to excite to life that a pistol is still as exciting to him as it is to a schoolboy. It is just because he does not want to steal, because he does not covet his neighbour's goods, that he has captured the trick (oh, how we all long for it!), the trick of coveting his own goods. It is just because he does not want to commit adultery that he achieves the romance of sex; it is just because he loves one wife that he has a hundred honeymoons."
Author: G.K. Chesterton
19. "The infant-inconvenience kicked in response, and Conall twitched at the sensation. "Active little pup, isn't he?" "She," corrected his wife. "As if any child of mine would dare be a boy." It was a long-standing argument. "Boy," replied Conall. "Any child as difficult as this one has been from the start must, perforce, be male." Alexia snorted. "As if my daughter would be calm and biddable." Conall grinned, catching one of her hands and bringing it in for a kiss, all prickly whiskers and soft lips. "Very good point, wife. Very good point."
Author: Gail Carriger
20. "At length, one lovely morning, when the green corn lay soaking in the yellow sunlight, and the sky rose above the earth deep and pure and tender like the thought of God about it, Alec became suddenly aware that life was good, and the world beautiful . . . One of God's lyric prophets, the larks, was within earshot, pouring down a vocal summer of jubilant melody. The lark thought nobody was listening but his wife; but God heard in heaven, and the young prodigal heard on the earth."
Author: George MacDonald
21. "My character on 'The Good Wife' is a smaller character, and his story arcs are typically season-long, unless it's a big episode for him. His transitions take place over many, many hours."
Author: Graham Phillips
22. "Why should I keep myself so safe?" he asked her, but he was almost asking himself. What is there in my life worth preserving? With a good wife back there in the mountains, serviceable as an old spoon, dry in the heart from having been scared of marriage since she was six? With three children so shy of their father, the Prince of the Arjikis, that they will hardly come near him? With a careworn clan moving here, moving there, going through th same disputes, herding the same herds, as thy have done for five hundred years? And me, with a shallow and undirected mind, no artfulness in word or habit, no especial kindness toward the world? What is there that makes my life worth preserving?"I love you," said Elphaba."So that's that then, and that's it," he answered her and himself. "And I love you. So I promise to be careful."
Author: Gregory Maguire
23. "For a man can win nothing better than a good wife, and nothing more painful than a bad one."
Author: Hesiod
24. "If I'd had a good week—a real "Christian" week"—I felt close to God. When Sunday came around, I would feel like lifting my head and hands in worship, almost as if to say, "God, here I am . . . I know You're excited about seeing me this week." If I'd had a stellar week, I loved being in God's presence and was sure God was pretty stoked about having me there too. But the opposite was also true. If I hadn't done a good job at being a real Christian, I felt pretty distant from God. If I'd fallen to some temptations, been a jerk to my wife, dodged some easy opportunities to share Christ, was stingy with my money, forgotten to recycle, kicked the dog, etc. . . . well, on those weeks I felt like God wanted nothing to do with me. When I came to church, I had no desire to lift my soul up to God. I was pretty sure He didn't want to see me either. I could feel His displeasure—His lack of approval. That's because I didn't really understand the gospel. Or, at least I had forgotten it."
Author: J.D. Greear
25. "I'm a fun father, but not a good father. The hard decisions always went to my wife."
Author: John Lithgow
26. "I am honored to have served as our great nation's first National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. I will continue to serve as Ambassador Emeritus. And I will make good on my Ambassadorial promise to my wife to stop playing the 'Fanfare' every time I walk into or out of a room."
Author: Jon Scieszka
27. "Oh, God, Francesca,Now there's a good one.Why?Why? Why?" He gave each one a different tenor, as if he were testing out the word, asking it todifferent people."Why?" he asked again, this time with increased volumeas he turned around to face her."Why? It'sbecause I love you, damn me to hell. Because I've always loved you. Because I loved you when youwere with John, and I loved you when I was in India, and God only knows I don't deserve you, but Ilove you, anyway."Francesca sagged against the door."How's that for a witty little joke?" he mocked. "I loveyou. I loveyou, my cousin's wife. I loveyou, theone woman I can never have. I loveyou, Francesca Bridger-ton Stirling."
Author: Julia Quinn
28. "He raked his hand through his hair. 'This is more difficult than I'd anticipated.'Good, she thought. If he was going to break her heart, she didn't want it to be easy for him.'What I'm trying to say is that I had it all wrong. I don't want a wife who...''You don't want a wife?' she choked.'No!' he practically yelled. Then he continued in a more normal tone, 'I don't want a wife who will look the other way if I stray.''You want me to /watch?/'No, I want you to be furious.'Ellie was by now on the verge of tears. 'You deliberately want to make me angry? To hurt me?''No. Oh, God, you've got it all wrong...I just want you to love me so much that if I did [be unfaithful] - which I'm not going to - you would want to have me drawn and quartered."
Author: Julia Quinn
29. "A good wife is someone who thinks she has done everything right: raising the kids, being there for the husband, being home, trying to do it all."
Author: Julianna Margulies
30. "My story is about all I got to my name right now, and that's why I feel robbed. But a story's a whole lot more than most people got. All you people watching out there, you're listening to what I say because I have something you don't: I got plot. Bought and paid for. That's what all you people want, and why you're sucking off me. You want my plot. I know how you feel too, since hey, I used to feel the same way. TV and video games and movies and computer screens... On April 8th, 1999, I jumped into the screen, I switched to watchee. Ever since, I've known what my life is about. I give good story. It may have been kinda gory, but admit it, you all loved it. You ate it up. Nuts, I ought to be on some government payroll. Without people like me, the whole country would jump off a bridge, 'cause the only thing on TV is some housewife on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? winning $64,000 for remembering the name of the president's dog."
Author: Lionel Shriver
31. "This was my ambition: to become a good wife and mother. Plus one improbable extra: [...] to find, deep inside, my own wiser self, to locate my own special future.I thought these were modest ambitions. They didn't seem too yawning or huge. But perhaps wanting what's essential and simple is the most extravagant wish of all."
Author: Lydia Minatoya
32. "The ultimate end of your education was to make you a good wife."
Author: Mary Wortley Montagu
33. "Will there be poppy juice in it?"Phresine shook her head."Good. My wife and I agreed that only my wine was to be poisoned."
Author: Megan Whalen Turner
34. "A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband."
Author: Michel De Montaigne
35. "A good wife always forgives her husband when she's wrong."
Author: Milton Berle
36. "The best thing a girl can be is a good wife and mother. It is a girl's highest calling. I hope I am ready."
Author: Nancy E. Turner
37. "I don't think Ripley is gay. He appreciates good looks in other men, that's true. But he's married in later books. I'm not saying he's very strong in the sex department. But he makes it in bed with his wife."
Author: Patricia Highsmith
38. "Playing the part of a charitable soul was only for those who were afraid of taking a stand in life. It is always far easier to have faith in your own goodness than to confront others and fight for your rights. It is always easier to hear an insult and not retaliate than have the courage to fight back against someone stronger than yourself; we can always say we're not hurt by the stones others throw at us, and it's only at night - when we're alone and our wife or our husband or our school friend is asleep - that we can silently grieve over our own cowardice."
Author: Paulo Coelho
39. "I want to be a good wife, a good mother, a good person."
Author: Peaches Geldof
40. "I used to love that movie Wall Street and the line‘Greed is good.' Honestly, the only thing greed got me was five years inprison, the loss of my wife and possessions, and the company I loved,"Brad said slumping in his chair with his head down."
Author: Phil Wohl
41. "A woman has to change her nature if she is to be a wife. She has to learn to curb her tongue, to suppress her desires, to moderate her thoughts and to spend her days putting another first. She has to put him first even when she longs to serve herself or her children. She has to put him first even if she longs to judge for herself. She has to put him first even when she knows best. To be a good wife is to be a woman with a will of iron that you yourself have forged into a bridle to curb your own abilities. To be a good wife is to enslave yourself to a lesser person. To be a good wife is to amputate your own power as surely as the parents of beggars hack off their children's feet for the greater benefit of the family."
Author: Philippa Gregory
42. "I've become really good at turning down the boring, pretty girl roles, the trophy wife, supermodel, beautiful girlfriend roles. I mean, playing somebody who's perfect holds no allure for me, whatsoever. It's just boring."
Author: Rebecca Romijn
43. "I'm very expressive.i deserve to feel pretty.i kissed the blarney stone.i am strong. i am brave.im a good friend. I'm a good sister. I'm a good wife. i am a good in-law. I'm a good daughter. i am a good niece. I'm a good beagle mother. i am a good granddaughter.i work hard for it, honey.im superfly TNT motherfucker.im a pilot of the airwaves.im a better third baseman that brooks robinson.I B-E-A-G-G-R-E-S-S-I-V-E.i have exceptionally beautiful feet, eyes, ears, hips, hair, teeth, breasts. and shoulders. and fingernails. in a different pen, she added, and eyelashes and eyebrows, plus in yet another pen, and nose. and chin."
Author: Rob Sheffield
44. "My current role model is Beyonce. She is such a strong woman. She can do everything. She has kept herself together and has balanced her life perfectly. She is a great singer, great dancer and a great looker and is now a good mother and wife."
Author: Sunidhi Chauhan
45. "Men, you'll never be a good groom to your wife unless you're first a good bride to Jesus."
Author: Timothy Keller
46. "Sad as it was that she did not know where her children were buried or what they looked like if alive, fact was she knew more about them than she knew about herself, having never had the map to discover what she was like.Could she sing? (Was it nice to hear when she did?) Was she pretty? Was she a good friend? Could she have been a loving mother? A faithful wife? Have I got a sister and does she favor me? If my mother knew me would she like me?"
Author: Toni Morrison
47. "Additionally, Adam's room had an absolutely massive bed with a plump feather tick that she knew they would put to good use."Shall we christen it now?" Adam whispered in her ear, his arms stealing around her from behind in spite of the footmen who were still busy bringing up their luggage. Skimming his lips over her cheek, he playfully caressed her nape in a way that never failed to drive her wild. "I could shoo them all out and lock the door. We wouldn't even have to take off our clothes, I could just tumble you down and toss up your skirts. What do you say, wife, shall I tup you now, or would you rather wait until later?"
Author: Tracy Anne Warren
48. "It is not good for a husband to talk of pretty girls in front of his wife."
Author: Vikrant Parsai
49. "You say it is a simple thing surely, all gain and no loss, to pick up a good-looking woman and head for the beach on the first day of the year. So say the newspaper poets. Well it is not such a simple thing and if you have ever done it, you know it isn't--unless, of course, the woman happens to be your wife or some other everyday creature so familiar to you that she is as invisible as you yourself. Where there is chance of gain, there is also chance of loss. Whenever one courts great happiness, one also risks malaise."
Author: Walker Percy
50. "The silver car had been closing in, but just then, it took a sharp turn to the left. Where are they going? Leor wondered. But he decided to keep it to himself. The cabby nodded and ran a hand through his hair. "Alright. Well, we're here anyways."Leor saw the winery a few blocks down. "I thought you said it'd take ten minutes?""You made me nervous," Claude retorted. "I drive fast when I'm nervous.""You should get that checked," Leor replied. "It can't be good for your kids. Or your wife."
Author: Zechariah Barrett

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