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Love without humor, isn't.  It's the funny love quote that glues us all together.

"Ah, yes, I remember it well" sang Maurice Chevalier in "Gigi".  We all remember it well.  And when we remember, we smile.

After all ...

Birds do it.
Bees do it.
Even educated fleas do it.
Let's do it.
Let's fall in love.
Ira Gershwin (bless his heart)

I don't know that all cultures carry around such notions of romantic love, notions that might prompt a funny love quote.  But I am very glad that our culture does.

There have got to be several hundred great funny love quote selections floating around.  Please send in your favorites, too.  Let's share a chuckle or two.


Marriage is a great institution.
But I'm not ready for an institution yet.
Mae West

Nobody will ever win the battle of the sexes. There¬ís too much fraternizing with the enemy.  
Henry Kissinger

Husbands are like fires.
They go out if left unattended.
Zsa Zsa Gabor

Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.   
Charlie Brown in Peanuts
Charles M. Schulz 

It was very good of God to let Carlyle and Mrs. Carlyle marry one another and so make only tow people miserable instead of four.
Samuel Butler

Every woman should marry an archaeologist because she grows increasingly attractive to him as she grows increasingly to resemble a ruin.
Agatha Christie

I've always thought that every woman should marry,
and no man.
Benjamin Disraeli

Don't worry if you never marry.  It will save you a lot of vexation.
Princess Margaret

No matter how happily a woman may be married, it always pleases her to learn there is a young man who wishes she were not.
H.L. Mencken

The concerts you enjoy together,
Neighbours you annoy together,
Children you destroy together,
That keep a marriage intact.
Stephen Sondheim, "The Little Things You Do together"

Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other.  Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.
Katherine Hepburn

The trouble with some women is that they get all excited about nothing -- and then marry him.

I'm afraid I was very much the traditionalist.  I went down on one knee and dictated a proposal which my secretary faxed over straight away.
Stephen Fry

I was nauseous and tingly all over. 
I was either in love or I had smallpox.
Woody Allen

Love, n. A temporary insanity curable by marriage. 
Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary

What the world really needs is more love
and less paperwork."
Pearl Bailey

Marriage has no guarantees. If that's what you're looking for, go live with a car battery.
Erma Bombeck

Gerry: We can't get married at all. I'm a man.
Osgood: Well, nobody's perfect.
from Billy Wilder's "Some Like It Hot"

When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity.
Albert Einstein

The great question which I have not been able to answer is,
'What does a woman want?"


Some of the people who contributed a funny love quote did surprise me, like Albert Einstein and Princess Margaret.  But I guess they need humor as much as the rest of us.

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If you look very closely, you will see a bee inside this Golden Bowl Hibiscus.  This was taken at the Huntington Library and Gardens near Los Angeles.


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