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Peter de Vries

1910-1993. American editor and novelist known for his satiric wit.

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The difficulty with marriage is that we fall in love with a personality, but must live with a character.

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The value of marriage is not that adults produce children, but that children produce adults.

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The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds, they mature slowly.

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Life is a zoo in a jungle.

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There are times when parenthood seems nothing but feeding the mouth that bites you.

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Everybody hates me because I'm so universally liked.

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Anyone informed that the universe is expanding and contracting in pulsations of eighty billion years has a right to ask, ''What's in it for me?''

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The rich aren't like us; they pay less taxes.

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It is the final proof of God's omnipotence that he need not exist in order to save us.

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The universe is like a safe to which there is a combination. But the combination is locked up in the safe.

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