Best Quotes About Husbands

You can make a lot of money in this game. Just ask my ex-wives. Both of them are so rich that neither of their husbands work. -Lee Trevino

Feminism is a socialist, anti-family, political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians. -Pat Robertson

The majority of husbands remind me of an orangutan trying to play the violin. -Honore de Balzac

The faults of husbands are often caused by the excess virtues of their wives. -Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

A father may turn his back on his child, brothers and sisters may become inveterate enemies, husbands may desert their wives, wives their husbands. But a mother's love endures through all. -Washington Irving

Faithful women are all alike, they think only of their fidelity, never of their husbands. -Jean Giraudoux

The only good husbands stay bachelors: They're too considerate to get married. -Finley Peter Dunne

Being a husband is a whole-time job. That is why so many husbands fail. They cannot give their entire attention to it. -Arnold Bennett

I'm still friends with all my exes, apart from my husbands. -Cher

My grandmother was a very tough woman. She buried three husbands and two of them were just napping. -Rita Rudner

Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of husbands. Remember all men would be tyrants if they could. -Abigail Adams

How many husbands have I had? You mean apart from my own? -Zsa Zsa Gabor

My mother buried three husbands – and two of them were only napping. -Rita Rudner

Feminism encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians. -Pat Robertson

If women believed in their husbands they would be a good deal happier and also a good deal more foolish. -H. L. Mencken

The best way to get husbands to do something is to suggest that perhaps they are too old to do it. -Shirley MacLaine

Our children are not going to be just 'our children' – they are going to be other people's husbands and wives and the parents of our grandchildren. -Mary Calderone

Maids want nothing but husbands, and when they have them, they want everything. -William Shakespeare

The road to success is filled with women pushing their husbands along. -Thomas Dewar

Many men hoard for the future husbands of their wives. -Solomon Ibn Gabirol

The best way to get most husbands to do something is to suggest that perhaps they're too old to do it. -Ann Bancroft

You know, the fashion business is this legendary repository of young girls on their way to getting husbands. I really wanted to work. -Ali MacGraw

My observation is that women are merely waiting for their husbands to assume leadership. -James Dobson

A lover may be a shadowy creature, but husbands are made of flesh and blood. -Amy Levy

Wives in their husbands' absences grow subtler, And daughters sometimes run off with the butler. -Lord Byron

Make women rational creatures, and free citizens, and they will quickly become good wives; – that is, if men do not neglect the duties of husbands and fathers. -Mary Wollstonecraft

The divine right of husbands, like the divine right of kings, may, it is hoped, in this enlightened age, be contested without danger. -Mary Wollstonecraft

The calmest husbands make the stormiest wives. -Thomas Dekker

So, to prepare for the role, I had to take music lessons, talk to wives who had husbands overseas, and carefully study the reactions and mannerisms of a friend who was expecting. -June Allyson

Women's courage is rather different from men's. The fact that women have to bring up children and look after husbands makes them braver at facing long-term issues, such as illness. Men are more immediately courageous. Lots of people are brave in battle. -Mary Wesley

I never saved my money. Whenever I worked in the past, I would spend it on my family or my husbands. -Linda Evans

The husbands, who sometimes have another family who's grown, are going, Now I can spend time with my baby. Oh yeah, I bet your other family is really thrilled. -Jackie Collins

All my six husbands married me for different reasons. -Hedy Lamarr

I don't have any gnawing guilt over contributing to any unhappiness suffered by my husbands. They were as much to blame as I was. -Hedy Lamarr

I would like not only to have a successful band, but I want to have children, a home, and a husband. Two or three. Children, not husbands!!! -Caroline Corr

I'm always amazed when young women who are having babies want their husbands to watch the babies come out. I would never allow anything like that. -Jeanne Moreau

American husbands are the best in the world; no other husbands are so generous to their wives, or can be so easily divorced. -Elinor Glyn

Women didn't want to watch other women on television because they were jealous of their husbands' diverted attention. -Jessica Savitch

But there were women in the world, and from them each of our heroes had taken to himself a wife. The good ladies were no strangers to the prowess of their husbands. and, strange as it may seem, they presumed a little upon it. -Augustus Baldwin Longstreet

With two leftover husbands to account for, my wicked soul has just about shriveled and died. -Mercedes McCambridge

I focused on where she was from of course, her voice and her history, her relationship with God – her religion. This was probably the strongest relationship she has had, really. She never seemed to maintain close relationships with husbands. -Gretchen Mol

I think women are natural caretakers. They take care of everybody. They take care of their husbands and their kids and their dogs, and don't spend a lot of time just getting back and taking time out. -Reese Witherspoon

Women desire six things: They want their husbands to be brave, wise, rich, generous, obedient to wife, and lively in bed. -Geoffrey Chaucer

Women must not shout back when their husbands come home and shout at them for any reason. -Indra Devi

Tell your husbands any bad news when everything is calm, not just as they come through the door. -Indra Devi

Ah! how annoying that the law doesn't allow a woman to change husbands just as one does shirts. -Moliere

All poets' wives have rotten lives Their husbands look at them like knives. -Delmore Schwartz

How many wives have been forced by the death of well-intentioned but too protective husbands to face reality late in life, bewildered and frightened because they were strangers to it! -Hortense Odlum

I've owned more sofas than I've had husbands. Both sag in the end, but I generally fall out of love with the furniture quicker than the men. -Janet Street-Porter

Women may give lip service to wanting husbands who take on an equal role in raising children, but many will pull rank when an important decision, like how to discipline or what baby sitter to hire, has to be made. -Pepper Schwartz

Families are great murderers of the creative impulse, particularly husbands. -Brenda Ueland

I should like to know what is the proper function of women, if it is not to make reasons for husbands to stay at home, and still stronger reasons for bachelors to go out. -George Eliot

Handsome husbands often make a wife's heart ache. -Samuel Richardson

Mothers and daughters can stay very connected during teenage years. In the middle of your life, you can become very alone. Even though you're connected deeply to other family members, lovers, husbands, friends. -Holly Hunter

I suffered, I really suffered, with all three of my husbands. And I tried damn hard with all three, starting each marriage certain that it was going to last until the end of my life. Yet none of them lasted more than a year or two. -Ava Gardner

A woman asking 'Am I good? Am I satisfied?' is extremely selfish. The less women fuss about themselves, the less they talk to other women, the more they try to please their husbands, the happier the marriage is going to be. -Barbara Cartland

Just as men must give up economic control when their wives share the responsibility for the family's financial well-being, women must give up exclusive parental control when their husbands assume more responsibility for child care. -Augustus Y. Napier

When husbands and fathers leave, their wives and daughters tend to value themselves less as a result. -Emma Thompson

Women can go on marrying and pretending that their boyfriends and husbands are Mr. Darcy or some RomCom dream man. But where's that going to get 'em? Besides divorce court? -Dan Savage

My mother's mother is a very tough cookie. She buried three husbands. Two of them were just napping. -Rita Rudner

The implication that women work for pin money and can manage on a worse pension, presumably by relying on husbands, riles. But even more galling for women is that few government ministers seem to even appreciate the value of the work they do. -Frances O'Grady

I don't like writing straight-up thrillers. I like writing about families hurled into crisis and danger – soccer moms and regular dads and husbands who might have to rescue their daughters or who are, say, hedge fund managers and have one foot on the sidelines watching their kids and the other in nefarious cover-ups and conspiracies. -Andrew Gross

You know who is against democracy in the Middle East? The husbands. They got used to their way of life. Now, the traditional way of life must change. Everybody must change. If you don't give equal rights to women, you can't progress. -Shimon Peres

Irish women are always carrying water on their heads, and always carrying their husbands home from pubs. Such things are the greatest posture-builders in the world. -Peter O'Toole

Without husbands, women have to focus on earning more. They work longer hours, they're willing to relocate and they're more likely to choose higher-paying fields like technology. -Warren Farrell

A typical complaint of married women with children is that their job stress tired them out so that they have little quality emotion and energy left for their children, much less their husbands. -Laura Schlessinger

Women seem not to understand, or underestimate, the profound power they have over their husbands. -Laura Schlessinger

Frankly, too many women treat their husbands as accessories instead of priorities. -Laura Schlessinger

I have lunches with my girlfriends, who just turned 40, and some of those lunches, we're crying and screaming about our husbands, saying we want to leave them and run away. And then, other lunches, we're fine and love our husbands and are happy with our lives. -Leslie Mann

With my first two husbands, I always kinda sensed they thought there was something wrong with me. Maybe I was too flighty or whatever. -Dixie Carter

I'm Jewish, I can say it. We're storytellers. We were the moneylenders… Therefore we tell great tales to get what we need. I love Jewish men. They make the best husbands. -Patti Stanger

We as women have a voice and we are decision makers in what film to see. We always support our boyfriends and husbands by going to see the male dominated films, but we don't compel them to see films with female casts. -Octavia Spencer

Once 9/11 happened, people who looked like me and whose children looked like us and whose husbands looked of a community, really were made to feel quite the other, and I thought that was impossible in a city like New York but I myself was witness to that. -Mira Nair

So many women today have become so focused on their children, they've developed these romantic entanglements with their children's lives, and the husbands are secondary. They're left out. And the romantic focus is on the children. -Ayelet Waldman

Most African women are taught to endure abusive marriages. They say endurance means a good wife but most women endure abusive relationship because they are not empowered economically; they depend on their husbands. -Joyce Banda

I've had five weddings but if I'm really honest and if I count significant de factos… I've had nine husbands… which sounds appalling but when you consider I started at 18 and I'm 65 it's not so bad. -Jacki Weaver

I remember I was a little girl when Elizabeth Taylor stole Eddie Fisher from America's Sweetheart, Debbie Reynolds, and the reaction back then was enormous! And Angelina Jolie was in trouble, too, for taking a husband away from another America's Sweetheart. Don't take husbands from America's Sweethearts. -Jacki Weaver

Well the beauty of 'Iyanla: Fix My Life' is that men are in every show. To our surprise, some of the deepest healing demonstrations have been with the men – the sons, the fathers, the husbands – because they agree to participate with the wife or the daughter or whatever it is we are looking at, and it is there. -Iyanla Vanzant

Today in Saudi, women are either at the mercy of their husbands or at the mercy of judges who tend to side with the husbands. The only circumstance that a woman can ask for a divorce or a 'khali' is when her husband is in total agreement with her or if she comes from a very powerful family who decide to back her up. -Basmah bint Saud

I'd really like to show women my age – who've had children grow up or lost husbands or retired after working all their lives – that there are options. There are choices. We don't have to just sit around and be invisible. -Katherine Helmond

Women enjoyed rights in Egypt they would not again enjoy for more than 2,000 years. They owned ships, ran vineyards, filed lawsuits, practiced medicine. Their husbands supported them after divorce. Their power was unprecedented. -Stacy Schiff

Billy Jean King could not get credit when her husband was in law school and she was winning the Wimbledon, because he had to sign the cards. You know, you had these cases in the '70s of women who were mayors who couldn't get credit unless their husbands signed for them. -Gail Collins

How do you give smart, accomplished, ambitious women the same opportunities as men to reach their goals? What about universal preschool and after-school programs? What about changing the corporate mind-set about the time commitment it takes to move up the ladder? What about having more husbands step up and take the major load? -Gail Collins

I don't do husbands. I don't do children. -Marina Abramovic

A lot of women are afraid of loneliness, so when they see a woman who can live alone, then they think, 'Hmm, I can do that.' But you need an example, and that is why I am proud to say I have divorced three husbands. -Nawal El Saadawi

My three husbands were afraid of me. I am a very powerful woman. -Nawal El Saadawi

Sisters, when about their work, should not put on clothing which would make them look like images to frighten the crows from the corn. It is more gratifying to their husbands and children to see them in a becoming, well-fitting, attire, than it can be to merely visitors or strangers. -Ellen G. White

With soldiers, their wives are so fundamental in their relationships, and yet there's this kind of other war happening back in the States, where wives of soldiers don't quite understand what their husbands have been through, because their husbands won't really talk about it, and that's really the hidden war. -Tim Hetherington

Candidates' wives are supposed to sit cheerfully through their husbands' appearances. -Jodi Kantor

I've had three husbands, but my real romance is my work. -Hattie Carnegie

Now, as husbands go, I have to admit I did all right. Joe is unquestionably handsome, doesn't leave ragged toenail clippings scattered about the house, and has never once, in nearly five thousand days of togetherness, left the toilet seat up. -Jenna McCarthy

My advice to a new husband is nothing more than 'husbands, love your wives.' And 'love your wife as Christ has loved the church.' Never forget that you are Christ's representative in serving your wife. -J. I. Packer

My relationships were never equitable. My husbands were always older than me, and they made the rules, they ran the show, and I followed them. -Danielle Steel

Mums ask me how to get their husbands off the couch as well as asking me to marry them. But kids ask me to get their mums and dads to play with them more as well. -Magnus Scheving

Women tend to be preservers of the social structure, of marriage. They don't want to upset their husbands or their significant others. They don't want to hurt people. -Erica Jong

When I was in my 20s, I wanted to be tough. I discovered that I didn't want to be the woman I was raised to be – a good, traditional wife. When I went out in the world to find a husband, I found that husbands weren't ready to accept the kind of woman I was going to be. -Angeles Mastretta

Having had five husbands, I guess I should know a thing or two about marriage. -Joan Collins

The sad truth is that most of my husbands turned out to be convincing liars. -Joan Collins

Women live lives of continual apology. They are born and raised to take the blame for other people's behavior. If they are treated without respect, they tell themselves that they have failed to earn respect. If their husbands do not fancy them, it is because they are unattractive. -Germaine Greer

Viking women were able to rule kingdoms, divorce husbands, own land; and Vikings were very progressive in terms of the rights of women. -Gabriel Byrne

In German science, we have a special problem. We lose talented women at the time they get pregnant. Some of it occurs because they are encouraged – by their husbands, bosses and the government – to take long maternity leaves. -Christiane Nusslein-Volhard

I personally always find something really scary about watching little girls learning to manipulate their dads by baby talking. Then they grow up and use the same technique on their boyfriends or husbands. That scares me because it's just so sick on so many levels. -Megan Fox

I was married a few times, and one of my husbands was jealous of me writing. -Maya Angelou

When it comes to women, there has been a tendency to define women in sports in the context of their relationships – they watch games because their husbands watch. They're interested because their kids play a sport. They buy tickets to a sporting event because it's a way to spend time with family. -Indra Nooyi

Some husbands regard it as their prerogative to compel their wives to fit their standards of what they think to be the ideal. -Gordon B. Hinckley

Unfortunately, some women want to remake their husbands after their own design. -Gordon B. Hinckley

Husbands, be patient with your wives; and wives, be patient with your husbands. Don't expect perfection. Find agreeable ways to work out the differences that arise. -Joseph B. Wirthlin

Priesthood lessons are regularly devoted to topics of family leadership, and quorum leaders everywhere are feeling more and more their responsibility to teach and train their quorum members to be better husbands and fathers. -Joseph B. Wirthlin

Housewives of the 1950s were supposed to create show-stopping meals every night for their hard-working husbands. -Caroline Leavitt

Why don't we actually fight for a woman's right even to complain about being beaten up. That is more important than driving. If a woman is beaten, they are told to go back to their homes – their fathers, husbands, brothers – to be beaten up again and locked up in the house. -Basmah bint Saud

We can't just rail against crime. We must speak of the root problems – devastating family breakup, an insidious culture of violence that cheapens human life, skyrocketing prisoner recidivism rates that rob our communities of husbands and fathers – and recognize that there is a societal role in rehabilitation and restoration. -Frank Wolf

Perhaps I'm just fickle by nature and get tired of countries the way other women do of husbands or lovers. -Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

I believe in large families: every woman should have at least three husbands. -Zsa Zsa Gabor

In some instances, alimony has become akin to a social-welfare program provided by working women to their ex-husbands. -Diane Garnick

At times, it seems as if the only women effortlessly balancing their jobs, kids, husbands and homes are the ones on TV. -Nancy Gibbs

I can't be the only person in the world to have three different husbands, and yet those relationships are never talked about. -Jane Birkin

Neither man nor woman is perfect or complete without the other. Thus, no marriage or family, no ward or stake is likely to reach its full potential until husbands and wives, mothers and fathers, men and women work together in unity of purpose, respecting and relying upon each other's strengths. -Sheri L. Dew

In the sudden absence of husbands, fathers, brothers and beaus, white Southern women discovered a newfound freedom – one that simultaneously granted them more power in relationships and increased their likelihood of heartbreak. -Karen Abbott

I've always jealously guarded my feminine mystique. I've been married twice, and neither of my husbands has ever seen me put my face on. -Laurie Graham

World fertility surveys indicate that anywhere from one third to one half of the babies born in the Third World would not be if their mothers had access to cheap, reliable family planning, had enough personal empowerment to stand up to their husbands and relatives, and could choose their own family size. -Donella Meadows

There are wives who are very involved with their husbands' offices and really take their responsibility seriously in terms of issues and things like that. I was never very comfortable with being part of that. -Niki Tsongas

When husbands and wives not only co-work but try to co-homemake, as post-feminist and well-intentioned as it is, out goes the clear delineation of spheres, out goes the calm of unquestioned authority, and of course, out goes the gratitude. -Sandra Tsing Loh

In many countries, laws still work to women's disadvantage – for example, by requiring married women to obtain their husbands' permission to register a business, own property, or work. -Sri Mulyani Indrawati

I read so much about men who aren't what they seem, and particularly stories written by women who found out their husbands had a slew of secrets they knew nothing about. -Jane Green

I like to think about the biblical story of the woman at the well and how out of order her life was. Jesus pointed out she'd had five husbands and was living with a sixth. But Jesus chose her to be the one who would take the good news of the Messiah's arrival to her village. -Terri Blackstock

I can't think of anything I regret. Everything I've done, I've enjoyed doing. I've had five husbands, four children. I've done it all, but mainly I've enjoyed studying fish and being underwater with them, being in their natural habitat, looking at the fish and the fish looking at me. -Eugenie Clark

I want to be remembered as a nice person who didn't hurt people – except my ex-husbands, maybe. -Eugenie Clark

Viking women, if they were left behind, were ruling their town. They were earls in their own right; they owned land in their own right. They could divorce their husbands if they wanted to. All of those wonderful allowances that were made for women in the Viking culture weren't really part of the Christian culture at the time. -Alyssa Sutherland

Storytelling enables us to play out decisions before we make them, to plan routes before we take them, to work out the campaign before we start the war, to rehearse the phrases we're going to use to please or placate our wives and husbands. -Jim Crace

Some women lose their husbands, and their worlds change because their financial circumstances change. All I have in common with them is a grief. -Ruth Rendell

Living in the West, you see how there's only two versions of how Asian men are supposed to be. Either they're very nice, yuppie husbands with children in ads, or they're IT geeks. -Kevin Kwan

The art of living demands that our interest in bringing forth flowers in our family life equal the interest we take in bringing them forth in our window gardens. So long as their home-life aesthetics have not become ethics, women need not expect husbands, children, or servants to feel happy in the homes of their creation. -Ellen Key

What I hate about Halle Berry is there's always drama around her. It's always fighting, automobile accidents, fistfights, boyfriends fighting ex-husbands for the child. -Donald Trump

We use the same possessive pronouns for everything, but do we own our lives or sisters or husbands in the same way we own our shoes? Do we own any of them at all? -Samantha Harvey

My grandmother, my mother and my aunts and their friends were all of southern Chinese ancestry, and they were all strong figures. Though if you asked them who was the head of their families, they would have said their husbands; and yet it was the women who ran everything. -Laurence Yep

It's axiomatic that all husbands are impossible. But I also think it's axiomatic that women are slightly impossible. -Christopher Buckley

I think when you get older, things come along that you know are a test in some way of your ability to stay with it. And when e-mail came along, I was just going to fall in love with it. And I did. I can't believe it now – it's like one of those ex-husbands that you think, 'What was I thinking?' -Nora Ephron

The government can spy on people using their mobile phones while they're with their wives and husbands. -John McAfee

The glorification of sisters, mothers as the selfless Indian women who will do 'agni pariksha' and the one who sees her own betterment only in the betterment of their husbands and fathers, that has to stop. It's very regressive. -Kangana Ranaut

The vast majority of women who marry still take their husband's name. And I'm not vilifying that behavior! But that's a pattern where women are truly still taking on their husbands' identities. -Rebecca Traister

Many women feel they can't afford their lives; their husbands can't afford to be paying for the family bills. Hillary Clinton is guilty of being part of the establishment that created that problem. -Paul Manafort

I think us women need to appreciate ourselves, and I think we need to really go after our dreams. Us Latinas tend to sacrifice too much for our husbands, our families, and our kids. We sometimes give up on our dreams in order to help the ones we love. I think it's important to feel accomplished and achieve the goals that we set for ourselves. -Sandra Echeverria

The world has changed utterly. There was a time when you couldn't marry a Protestant. There was a time when you got married that the women had to give up their job in the public service, and when they got married, they were owned by their husbands. That's all changed. -Enda Kenny

That's one of the unintended consequences of the women's liberation movement – that, in fact, the women that would lead this country would be feminine, they would be pro-family, they would have husbands, they would love their children. -Steve Bannon

'Desperate Housewives' – there's no man on the planet that takes that personally, but if it were 'Desperate Househusbands,' they would shut ABC down. -Mike Binder

There are still movies where females are just there to be cool, or they are there to lambaste their husbands and scold. But female comedy characters are changing for the better. -Nicholas Stoller

There are women who get divorced in order to punish. Out of this bitter, bitter hatred that some of these women have for their ex-husbands, they turn their children against them. -Alec Baldwin

Paule Marshall does not let the black women in her fiction lose. While they lose friends, lovers, husbands, homes, or jobs, they always find themselves. -Darryl Pinckney

I go home, and I'm a blob. I just lay there and don't do anything – lay by the pool with the other husbands while the wives work. It's fantastic. It's really good. That's kind of our life at home. -Garth Brooks

All of my husbands have robbed me blind. -Debbie Reynolds

My husbands all repeatedly said the same thing – that I was not a very passionate woman. -Debbie Reynolds

It seemed that I was more interested in raising my children, not in pursuing my husbands. -Debbie Reynolds

Most professional fighters, male and female, hold day jobs, but the women's game attracts a wide social spectrum: hash slingers, teachers, police officers, landscapers, stuntwomen. Many are wives and mothers. Their husbands or boyfriends work their corners, or hide in arena restrooms, scared to watch their bouts. -Katherine Dunn

I know a lot about Judy Garland. She was born in 1922, and I think she died in '69. When I was little, like, when I was 8, I knew all of her husbands' names. -Kate Micucci

I believe that women know if their husbands are unfaithful. They feel it. -Coretta Scott King

In our family, the men have always stood at the head, true patriarchs that take the lead, teach, and live their lives as examples… Women have a significant role as helpers to our husbands and co-counsels in the parental equation. -Alveda King

I'd had three husbands by 23. The second was a songwriter who couldn't handle the fact the little lady was doing better than him. -Carlene Carter

We usually let our husbands negotiate the house and the cars. But I never had a husband, so I was always buying my own houses and cars, so I knew how to negotiate. -Lisa Lampanelli

Most of the time, husbands and wives argue about stupid, foolish things. If it doesn't mean that much to you, give in to your wife. -Jake LaMotta

As a woman who experienced infidelity firsthand, I will always advise my girlfriends to only trust their husbands 95 percent and leave 5 percent for human error. -Yolanda Hadid

Are we a people who put politics over integrity? Or are we a country of voters and leaders, men and women, husbands and wives, fathers and mothers, colleagues, humans who care about treating each other with basic dignity? -Faith Salie

We women feel we are here to serve. That's the mistake we make. We may have children, husbands, lovers, bills, responsibility. Those things don't own us, but too often we let them. -Susan L. Taylor

It wasn't always easy – getting dumped by my female friends for their newfound boyfriends, husbands, girlfriends stung; I felt like a jilted lover, heartbroken and wondering what I'd done wrong. But it was also easier to forgive them, to accept what time and energy they were willing to offer, even if it was less than what I wanted. -Jenna Wortham

Playing around with other people's husbands when you were 17 was bad news. Yes, I was a very naughty girl. -Mary Beard

I think women sometimes stop flirting with their husbands, and you can't. Men want to want feel good – they want to feel like their women love them. When they come home from work, don't start nagging them with questions. Go up to them and give them a big kiss and ask them how their day was. -Jessie James Decker

I have friends who have lost husbands and have gone off and tried different things. Nothing wrong with that. -Terri Irwin

Nelson was locked up on Robben Island, and wives like me had been warned we would bring our husbands home as corpses from that place. But I always believed he would be released. It was my duty to have a home ready for us. -Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

Giving married women an independent legal existence did not destroy heterosexual marriage. And allowing husbands and wives to construct their marriages around reciprocal duties and negotiated roles – where a wife can choose to be the main breadwinner and a husband can stay home with the children – was an immense boon to many couples. -Stephanie Coontz

Reading about people who were so truly voiceless and powerless – Liberian child soldiers, Sudanese refugees, and, especially, Kashmiri women whose husbands or sons were imprisoned by the army with no hope of release – made me think about how I would feel if someone took my brothers from me. -Sabaa Tahir

There are certain directors who just don't cast diversely in prominent roles. Ever. Often it's just because they don't have a diverse social circle, so they don't think of black or brown people as husbands, best friends, bosses. -O. T. Fagbenle

So many women have had to make these sacrifices – putting off having kids, letting their husbands down – for some career opportunity. Mine just happened to be covering the woman trying to become the first woman president. -Amy Chozick

My mother and Ethel Kennedy became good friends and worked together on a number of causes they had shared with their husbands. They together co-chaired 'A Time to Remember' to mobilize a movement for gun control. -Bernice King

There has to be some decorum left in politics and in American journalism as well. Our husbands are the candidates. -Cindy McCain

When I was a child, women spoke to me of how all they had was their memories, how their husbands went to war and never came back, so many tragedies. That chorus of voices filled my consciousness. It was part of life itself. -Svetlana Alexievich

Women work and feel like they have to take care of so many details. Sometimes they don't get much help from their husbands. -Mark Goulston

We, as women, particularly if we have families, you know, we're taking care of children, we're taking care of, you know, our home, our husbands, we take care of everybody but ourselves. And it's really unfortunate. -Wendy Williams

The marriages to Mickey and Artie were easy come, easy go. I called them my 'starter husbands!' -Ava Gardner

I always tell people, good coaches are a dime a dozen. Good coaches that are good people, good husbands, good fathers, that love their players and are passionate about doing things in a way that I believe is important, that pool gets real small. -Dabo Swinney

What is clear is that stalking can happen to anyone. Doctors are targeted by patients, people in the public eye are watched by obsessed fans, and ex-wives are followed by former husbands. -Amber Rudd

Everyone can relate to loving someone and hating them in the same moment – husbands, wives, partners, siblings, parents, friends. It's kind of universal in that way. -Elizabeth Henstridge

People label themselves husbands, wives, moms, sisters, and friends before they label themselves Democrats or Republicans. -Stephanie Ruhle

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