Divorce Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old divorce quotes, divorce sayings, and divorce proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Divorce isn't such a tragedy. A tragedy's staying in an unhappy marriage, teaching your children the wrong things about love. Nobody ever died of divorce.     

Jennifer Weiner

In every marriage more than a week old there are grounds for divorce. The trick is to find and continue to find grounds for marriage.     

Robert Anderson

A divorce is like an amputation: You survive it, but there's less of you.     

Margaret Atwood

I've gone through a really hard divorce, and anyone who has gone through a divorce will speak about how hard the journey is from start to finish. It's a life-uprooting time.     

Christina Aguilera

When two people decide to get a divorce, it isn't a sign that they don't understand one another, but a sign that they have, at last, begun to.     

Helen Rowland

People do not get married planning to divorce. Divorce is the result of a lack of preparation for marriage and the failure to learn the skills of working together as teammates in an intimate relationship.     

Gary Chapman

There would be fewer divorces if men gave as much loving attention to their wives as they do their cars and jobs.     

Vikrant Parsai

Divorce is a fire exit. When a house is burning, it doesn't matter who set the fire. If there is no fire exit, everyone in the house will be burned!     

Mehmet Murat ildan

Being divorced is like being hit by a Mack truck. If you live through it, you start looking very carefully to the right and to the left.     

Jean Kerr

Every divorce is the result of selfishness on the part of one or the other or both parties to a marriage contract. Someone is thinking of self comforts, conveniences, freedoms, luxuries, or ease. Sometimes the ceaseless pin pricking of an unhappy, discontented, and selfish spouse can finally add up to serious physical violence. Sometimes people are goaded to the point where they erringly feel justified in doing the things that are so wrong. Nothing of course justifies sin.     

Spencer W. Kimball

Getting divorced just because you don't love a man is almost as silly as getting married just because you do.     

Zsa Zsa Gabor

The remedy for most marital stress is not in divorce. It is in repentance and forgiveness, in sincere expressions of charity and service. It is not in separation. It is in simple integrity that leads a man and a woman to square up their shoulders and meet their obligations. It is found in the Golden Rule, a time-honored principle that should first and foremost find expression in marriage.     

Gordon B. Hinckle

Divorce is a failed challenge, which leads to a broken life. It is a socially transmittable disease that can transfer from one generation to another, and it is spreading fast.      

Sia F. Dean

People get divorced for one reason and one reason only: One or both of them get selfish.     

Pastor Mark Gungor

Each divorce is the death of a small civilization.     

Pat Conroy

To get divorced because love has died, is like selling your car because it's run out of gas.     

Diane Sollee

Divorce is like an amputation. Sometimes it's necessary but it should be avoided if at all possible because it brings about a permanent disability.     

Bill Doherty

It takes two to destroy a marriage.      

Margaret Trudeau

Divorce is one of the most financially traumatic things you can go through. Money spent on getting mad or getting even is money wasted.     

Richard Wagner

Divorce is a declaration of independence with only two signers.     

Gerald F. Lieberman

For some reason, we see divorce as a signal of failure, despite the fact that each of us has a right, and an obligation, to rectify any other mistake we make in life.     

Joyce Brothers

Divorce should be the last possible option, rather than something we should be smoothing the passage to.      

Brian Adam

Divorce is the one human tragedy that reduces everything to cash.     

Rita Brown

Divorce looks like one of the fastest ways to destroy your wealth.     

Jay Zagorsky

Divorce is the psychological equivalent of a triple coronary bypass.     

Mary Kay Blakely

Love is grand; divorce is a hundred grand.      

Shinichi Suzuki

Divorce is a game played by lawyers.     

Cary Grant

If you have been divorced, you know it hurts - especially if your marriage had lasted many years. Whatever the circumstances of your relationship, and whatever the nature of its ending, there is always grief and regret - perhaps regret over the ending, or perhaps regret over not ending the relationship sooner - or perhaps both. Nonetheless, move past the grief and regret. No matter how painful, divorce, like all endings, opens the door to new beginnings.     

Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When people divorce, it's always such a tragedy. At the same time, if people stay together it can be even worse.     

Monica Bellucci

Divorce is the sacrament of adultery.     

French Proverbs