Monogamy Sayings and Quotes

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


Monogamy is a possibility and a necessity. Kids have got to have something they can rely on. You have got to have something you rely on.     

Bob Hoskins

Promiscuity is like never reading past the first page. Monogamy is like reading the same book over and over.     

Mason Cooley

The concept of monogamy is an inheritance of a medieval time, when family would carry the tradition of the name and certain privileges. It's a way of organizing society, perhaps.     

Gael Garcia Bernal

Marriage requires a special talent like acting. Monogamy requires genius.     

Warren Beatty

We just can't shake monogamy. It definitely demands a kind of rigor and discipline and selflessness. But it's also fun.     

Claire Danes

Long term heterosexual monogamy is still the dominant model: men and women still want to pair for a long period of time.     

Monique Roffey

Monogamy is faith in the faithless.     

Virginia Alison

Human nature is such that monogamy is a really hard thing to achieve.     

Sienna Miller

Hard work is damn near as overrated as monogamy.     

Huey Long

Monogamy is not a choice, it is a responsibility of a genuine human.     

Abhijit Naskar

Monogamy is desirable for many reasons especially in creating a stable emotionally connected home for children. But judging from centuries of human behavior it is also a very difficult standard to meet.     

Mary Gaitskill

Strong relationships are not rocked by a truth that is grounded by resolute monogamy.     

J.R. Ward

Monogamy is like good crystal beautiful but once you get it, all it takes is one chip and it's never the same again.     

Fred Barton

Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same.     

Oscar Wilde

In our monogamous part of the world, to marry means to halve one's rights and double one's duties.     

Arthur Schopenhauer

Marriage requires a special talent, like acting. Monogamy requires genius.     

Warren Beatty

Culture preaches monogamy while nature repeats it over and over again.     

Anthony Marais

Monogamy is a way of getting the versions of ourselves down to the minimum.     

Adam Phillips

Some women's love of being loved is insatiable; and so, often, is their love of loving; and in the last case they may find that they can't give it continuously to the chamber-officer appointed by the bishop's license to receive it.     

Thomas Hardy

Every one belongs to every one else.     

Aldous Huxley

Monogamous romantic commitment, like infallible lifelong attraction to only men or only women, is surely a minority tendency expediently elevated to a general social principle.     

Hannah Black

Monogamy is like croquet: you get the hang of it, eventually, but it's never fun to play.     

W. Nogueira Cury

Monogamy is the true path to happiness.     

Wilt Chamberlain

Monogamy is god's way of making death seem like a more reasonable option.     

Dov Davidoff

Monogamy is ideal as a standard, but if you look around you, it's not the end result.     

Justen Michael

If you're looking for monogamy, you'd better marry a swan.     

Nora Ephron

A monogamous marriage and family is what some women want but not all of us. We are mostly doing serial monogamy anyway.     

Betty Dodson

Almost everywhere people marry, monogamy is the official norm and infidelity the clandestine one.     

Esther Perel

Monogamy is contrary to nature but necessary for the greater social good.     

Rita Mae Brown