Divorced Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Divorced Quotes from famous authors such as Chris Harrison, Suzanne Vega, Don Adams, Jenna Fischer, N. K. Jemisin. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!

Once I got divorced, there was this knee-jerk reaction to get back in the action and date. I think there’s something wrong in that.
Chris Harrison
In the end, my pursuit of the elusive New York State driver’s license became about much more than a divorced woman’s learning to drive for the first time.
Suzanne Vega
I was married awfully young and I felt trapped. My wife had been divorced and all the time we were married we were out of the Church. It wasn’t until we were divorced that we became good Catholics again.
Don Adams
You never go into a marriage expecting to get divorced. You go into a marriage expecting it’s going to last forever, and you have a lot of ways you dream about the future. You have all these expectations, and then you have to adjust those expectations, and it can be a very unnerving, confusing time.
Jenna Fischer
I think the people who believe that works can and always should be divorced from the context are people who have the privilege to do so.
N. K. Jemisin
The women’s movement hit my neighborhood like a freight train. Everybody got divorced. You wonder what would have happened to women if the suburbs hadn’t been built.
Susan Faludi
Unfortunately, it’s the new normal to get divorced – and divorced with children is its own soil rich with land mines. There’s a lot of comedy but a lot of heartache, too.
Catherine Reitman
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
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
I never thought I would be divorced.
Andrew Cuomo
I never wanted my private and public life to mix as much as they did when I got divorced.
Sara Evans
I had pretty much raised my kids and my first wife and I were divorced, so I began, in earnest, to start my musical career again. Going for the big record deal and all of that.
Jimmy Carl Black
I didn’t want to get divorced, but at the point where your children are part of it, you have to do something. I would really love it not to have happened because it haunts you, it will never go away, and it is probably the biggest failure, and I have to live with that.
Amanda Harlech
I think – you know, the big trauma in my life, personally, was the fact that at 14, I was taken out of Poland unwittingly because my parents were divorced. Left the country – my mother left for England with her new husband. I wasn’t even aware that she’d married him.
Pawel Pawlikowski
Most architects work in studios largely divorced from academia, as if ideas, criticism and historical research were irrelevant.
David Chipperfield
Nobody wants to end up super rich and famous – but divorced. I’m always clear on that and try to stay on the right side of the line.
Bear Grylls
Divorced from ethics, leadership is reduced to management and politics to mere technique.
James MacGregor Burns
I remember my daughter coming back from school one day and saying that the teacher had asked anybody whose parents were divorced to put their hands up. I felt angry but also guilty. And you feel sort of terribly responsible in that sort of situation.
Amber Rudd
I don’t watch ‘American Idol’ – that’d be like getting divorced from somebody and then hanging out with them.
Brian Dunkleman
I know that I’m glad to be divorced and on my own.
Kate Gosselin
I was born to teenage parents who got married young and divorced early.
Nina Turner
My parents were divorced when I was young. I was really brought up by my mother’s side of the family.
Bill de Blasio
I was so tired once ‘Abba’ was over and just wanted to be calm and with my children. I married, was in ‘Abba,’ had my children, divorced, all in ten years. I wonder how I managed it, but I was young.
Agnetha Faltskog
Studies show that children of divorced parents can have outcomes as positive as those coming from intact homes, provided the father remains financially supportive and active in his children’s lives.
Larry Elder
My parents got divorced when I was around a year old. My dad was essentially a nonentity in my life until I got to be about 16 or so. My mom was a flight attendant for PanAm, so I moved all over the world. London, Rio de Janeiro.
Tucker Max
What good am I? I can’t have kids. I can’t cook. I’ve been divorced three times. Who would want me?
Marilyn Monroe
My parents are divorced, but they have and always are there for me. They’ve never missed a ball game or anything else I’ve done, and we’ve always been so close.
Eric Winter
I’ve been divorced and I had to get back out there be single again and do some of that in the genuinely miserable state where you really do wonder what the hell is going on. And you feel like trying to have casual conversation with someone you don’t know on the surface of the moon or something.
Hank Azaria
My parents were divorced and I would spend weekends with my father.
Laura Linney
When I started to write music that was completely divorced from any sort of idea of commercial success, the real me started to come out. Normally, a musician in a session for a pop record would have to discard a lot of ideas because they won’t fit, because they’re not commercial.
Joe Satriani
I wasn’t raised super-poor, but my parents got divorced, and my mother didn’t have much money. Even now if I have a cake, I’ll eat it slowly, and I save most of the money I have.
Patrick Carney
My parents are divorced, and that was the last thing I wanted for myself. I waited until I was 36 to propose, and I’m really proud of that.
Josh Duhamel
Every week, there’s a different equivalent of Charlie Sheen having a breakdown. I knew about Kim Kardashian getting married – and then getting divorced – and there’s no reason I should. I don’t have hostility toward Kim Kardashian – just toward the people who take that stuff seriously.
Bobcat Goldthwait
I always thought of myself as inadequate. Kids of divorced parents always feel that way – that, on some subconscious level, they’re responsible.
Charlton Heston
I live in New York, but I am always delighted to come to Europe because I am European and grew up here until I was 20. I am not only Italian, I am partly Swedish. When my parents divorced, I was three years old and went to live in Paris… when I am offered a film in Europe, I come with great enthusiasm!
Isabella Rossellini
Knowledge which is divorced from justice, may be called cunning rather than wisdom.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
I think you can be depressed and flourish, I think you can have cancer and flourish, I think you can be divorced and flourish. When we believed that happiness was only smiling and good mood, that wasn’t very good for people like me, people in the lower half of positive affectivity.
Martin Seligman
Hindsight is always 20/20, but I imagine a lot of married and divorced people have insights to share about how they felt during their engagement.
Emily V. Gordon
I’d rather never have been married than been divorced a few times. Not that there’s anything wrong with divorce, but I don’t think I could do it if that was a possibility.
Winona Ryder
My parents got divorced when I was really young and I was a very hyperactive kid, so both parents independently would play Enya at the house to calm me down and soothe me as a kid.
Caroline Polachek
My parents are divorced.
Judy Norton
I’ve been married three times and divorced three times.
Rick Wakeman
The sorrow for the dead is the only sorrow from which we refuse to be divorced. Every other wound we seek to heal – every other affliction to forget: but this wound we consider it a duty to keep open – this affliction we cherish and brood over in solitude.
Washington Irving
When I was a kid, people who got divorced were people who had no gumption.
Phil Donahue
My wife got all freaked out when we started doing the reality show because she said she saw all these reality shows, and everyone was getting divorced.
Rick Harrison
I always wanted to do something about what it’s like to get divorced, especially when it’s a young marriage to start with.
Pete Holmes
If men have easy access to divorce, many will choose it thoughtlessly. They may not gain true happiness with their new trophy wives, but they certainly will not slide into the material indigence and emotional misery that awaits most divorced women.
Tom Cotton
I come from a very illustrious line of divorces. We love to get divorced in my family. My mother and father have been married four times each – eight ceremonies with the best of intentions.
Joshua Ferris
Michael was divorced, lonely, and wanted children. I was the one who said to him, ‘I will have your babies.’
Debbie Rowe
I skated and rode bikes on ramps, and my mom was always super supportive. She was one of the only divorced moms in the neighborhood, so all the other parents looked down upon her for letting her kids do that kind of thing.
Spike Jonze
My parents got divorced for the same reason that most people’s parents get divorced: the relationship had stopped working. I was about 12 or 13.
Corinne Bailey Rae
You know, for a long time I became almost atheist. I believed in nothing. And it was tough for me to believe in anything at all because I had believed so strongly. And I divorced myself of spirituality, I think.
Dustin Lance Black
Sadly, Princess Diana and I were just about the first divorced women to come under the global press’s microscope. But I have a feeling it’s a full and active club now.
Ivana Trump
I come personally from a broken family, divorced very early in my childhood, a family with its own share of troubles, so I think that was very influential in both me believing that someday I would consistently devote myself to my own family that I created, but I think it also really affects my view of the world.
Bill de Blasio
As a society, we’ve evolved, and we’ve recognized that the American family structure has undergone enormous changes. Divorce is all around us, and who among us doesn’t know someone who is divorced or has been impacted by divorce. It’s not as scandalous as it was.
Laura Wasser
When I got divorced, I knew I needed to step it up, so I taught nutrition at a college, modeled, and built my dietitian practice all over Canada.
Maye Musk
By age 19, I was married to a high-profile, much older musician and was mother to a baby girl. Since then, I’ve been divorced, been a cheater, been cheated on, gotten happily remarried, and raised a couple of great kids.
Amanda de Cadenet
We tend to think of divorced or complicated families as a modern invention, and that is not at all true. You only have to read the Greek myths to see broken homes, widows, divorce, stepchildren, children trying to get along with new parents.
Rick Riordan
Just because you’ve been divorced doesn’t mean you’re not still a family.
Laurie David
My family, growing up, we really didn’t have tradition because my parents divorced when I was 11.
Angelina Pivarnick
I remember this song by Clay Walker that came out in the ’90s called ‘This Woman and This Man,’ and it was about breaking up, loss, the pain of moving on, and my parents were just getting divorced at the time, so I listened to it over and over again.
Cole Swindell
I just loved being divorced from my own wretchedness.
Beth Henley
I assumed I’d never be divorced.
Tom Green
I guess I have a positive attitude about divorce because I have some friends who’ve gotten divorced, and I’m like, ‘Well, if it’s better, then – good!’
Molly Shannon
I felt bad to have to get divorced. I wasn’t proud of that.
Tasha Smith
I’ve seen the best and worst of times. My parents were divorced when I was a child. I was brought up by my father.
Harshvardhan Rane
I was born in Abbott, Texas, a little small town in central Texas, and I was raised by my grandparents. And my parents divorced when I was six months old, and my grandparents raised me.
Willie Nelson
Meaning is what essence becomes when it is divorced from the object of reference and wedded to the word.
Willard Van Orman Quine
I find divorces repulsive. I will never get divorced, never.
Catherine Zeta-Jones
Dante can be understood only within the context of Italian thought, and Faust would be unthinkable if divorced from its German background; but both are part of our common cultural heritage.
Gustav Stresemann
My mother was a very wonderful woman. When she and my dad divorced, she moved to California and worked two jobs in the cannery at night and as a waitress during the day. But she saved enough money to establish a restaurant.
Dolores Huerta
My daughter Stacia was born when I was 31, after I was divorced from David, and she was my gift to myself. She was just a joy because I didn’t have the stress of a male irritating me, and I vowed that I would make absolutely certain that between her and me there would be a clear line of communication at all times.
Angela Bowie
It’s so crazy: my mom and dad divorced when I was 11, and my fondest memories are in the Philippines and being raised by my mom. It’s such a big part of my life.
Jo Koy
I used to listen to my dad a lot as a way of trying to be close to him, as well, because my parents were divorced and I didn’t spend that much time with him. And I used to put headphones on and listen to my dad talk and sing and I found that quite… bonding with him, in a weird way.
Teddy Thompson
When people get married because they think it’s a long-time love affair, they’ll be divorced very soon, because all love affairs end in disappointment. But marriage is a recognition of a spiritual identity.
Joseph Campbell
My parents divorced when I was eight; I never really knew my dad, and my mom raised my older sister and brother and me alone. It was challenging.
Chrissy Metz
She divorced me August 10 of 2000, but she never was able to completely get rid of me. Don’t ask me why.
Jim Lampley
I am divorced, and one of the things I am tremendously grateful for is that my ex-husband and I made a decision to go through mediation. I knew a trial would drag on for years, would cost me everything, but worse, would be devastating for our four small children.
Jane Green
My parents divorced when I was six but stayed close.
Andrew Zimmern
I was married very young. I lived a very middle class life. I was married at age 21, divorced at 31.
John Lithgow
I was married at 16, a father at 17 and divorced at 18.
Placido Domingo
People are not used to seeing an older woman on screen, unless she’s playing a character role. Why can’t they make a movie about a woman who’s forty-five who’s falling in love or getting divorced? Why does the leading role always have to be a woman who’s twenty-three or twenty-eight?
Melanie Griffith
After my mum and dad got divorced, I was entitled to free school dinners, but my mum said, ‘Under no circumstances,’ because she was proud.
Maxine Peake
The last episode of Dallas was in ‘1991.’ Unfortunately, it was a terrible episode to end the show on: it was a sort of ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ with Larry as the Jimmy Stewart character. In that episode, I was an ineffectual-schlep kind of brother, who got divorced three or four times and was a Las Vegas reject.
Patrick Duffy
When you’re the youngest and the only boy, you get spoilt but you get told you’re spoilt so you don’t get to enjoy it very much. I was the only man in the house because my parents divorced and my dad moved away when I was 13.
Eddie Marsan
My own husband was divorced when we met, but without kids. I don’t know what I would have done if he’d had them. I got the message very early on that the worst mistake a woman can make is marrying a man with children.
Ayelet Waldman
How can they beat me? I’ve been struck by lightning, had two back operations, and been divorced twice.
Lee Trevino
I think of a traditional CEO as being divorced from customers. A lot of consumer company CEOs – they’re not really interacting with consumers.
Tim Cook
The hardest thing about being at Sony was not the travel; it was being divorced from the public and private life I had in New York. Travelling as much as I did, while I didn’t lose connection with my friends, I lost a sense of belonging.
Howard Stringer
From when I was 7 until I was 22, I played football. That was always my struggle as a kid. I always wanted to be an artist, but my parents were divorced, and my dad really wanted me to play sports, and that’s how I got to see him. He would come pick me up or take me to practice, and he was always at my games.
Gavin O’Connor
The way they were writing Christine as this older woman who got married, which she shouldn’t have. Obviously got divorced right away. Reached the glass ceiling in the police precinct. So there is a part of her that died because she knows she couldn’t go any farther.
Sharon Gless
My parents divorced, my brothers and I ended up living with my mother, and we were living with the choice of heating or eating. My mum was working, but she needed financial support to make ends meet. I had to have free school dinners and free school uniforms.
Theo Paphitis
They got married, they got divorced, and half their money goes out the window.
Suze Orman
We’re divorced from my father because he did some mean and scary things to us.
Mattie Stepanek
My parents divorced after 25 years of marriage.
Jonathan Evison
My mother never married my father. She was married to and divorced from another man, then she married and divorced my stepfather and then, ultimately, they ended up getting back together.
Jesse Metcalfe
It feels like my books come true. I write these things, and then they kind of end up happening. I wasn’t divorced, for example, when I wrote a book about divorce.
Elizabeth Berg
I lived in Nigeria, Chad, and Cameroon when I was very young, until my mother divorced my father.
Patrick Cox
Meanwhile I married and I adopted three kids who were all from one family and then later I was divorced.
Betty Hill
There were definitely curveballs in my growing up, from a family aspect. My parents got divorced when I was in second grade. I moved around a lot. Actually, I went to about four different schools when I was in fourth grade.
Taylor Hicks
I have been Lady C since 1974 when I married my husband, Lord Colin Campbell. We may be divorced, but I kept the title – not because it is specifically important to me but simply because it is my name.
Lady Colin Campbell
I got engaged, married, and divorced in 15 months in Hollywood, so, you know what I’m saying? We’re out here putting rings on it! That’s what our generation does, we put a ring on it, you know what I’m saying?
Mod Sun
Anyone who’s ever been divorced knows that it holds a lot of emotions.
Christina Anstead
I come from a divorced family, so I know what it can do.
Sara Evans
I started off when I was seven years old doing musicals. I was in ‘Les Miserables’ and ‘The Sound of Music,’ and my mum’s an actress. My parents divorced when I was young, and when she couldn’t find a babysitter, I was in the wings, sleeping.
Alicia Vikander
My parents were divorced when I was really young.
Thomas Gibson
My mum and dad got divorced when I was nine and my brother was seven, and all they strived to do was to make sure we weren’t affected.
Michelle Keegan
When I got divorced, I thought ‘Well, there goes my act.’
Louis C. K.
We all like indie directors – heck, I even married one… but we’re divorced now.
Rosie Perez
When I was 4 my mother got divorced and we were very close to each other. I always wanted to be with her. She took me everywhere. When she went for dinner with friends or when they had meetings at the tennis club, I was always there.
Martina Hingis
What chance does a five-foot-seven billionaire Jew who’s divorced really have of becoming president?
Michael Bloomberg
I often say that if you want to really want to understand the contract of marriage, just ask anyone who has been divorced. The marriage contract is one of property rights. Or maybe you can look in the Bible to see what Adam had to say about divorce, since Eve was his second wife.
Harvey Fierstein
My grandmother was divorced, and she had 10 children herself. She never finished high school. She started selling lace on the side of the road and then grew that into a multimillion-dollar business – a retail store selling mostly furniture and appliances.
Ann-Marie Campbell
I was married to someone who had more money than me, but because I was the stronger earner and we lived in California – a shocking thing slapped me in the face when we divorced and I had to end up paying him my earnings.
Jeannie Mai
I get an abundance of e-mail every day, some say ‘dear Richard, can you call my husband, he weighs 400 pounds…’ or ‘my 14-year-old is 200 pounds…’ or ‘I just got divorced, no one wants me, I am 500 pounds.’ So I pick up the phone and I call people.
Richard Simmons
It’s silly – you go to a plastic chapel in Vegas, you get married in 10 minutes, and it takes you 10 years to get divorced.
Michael Cimino
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
When Rose McDermott, a professor of political science at Brown University, got divorced two years ago, she noticed that a cluster of her friends were splitting up at around the same time.
Katie Hafner
Speaking as the child of divorce, I have to say that one of the most disconcerting findings in ‘The Longevity Project’ focused on divorce: On average, grown children of divorced parents died almost five years earlier than children from intact families.
Katie Hafner
‘Duch’ means spirit and ‘ovny’ is kind of the adjectival ending, so the word itself means spiritual. It’s my father’s name, obviously. He took the ‘H’ out because he was tired of people saying Duchovny, but he never did it legally. When my parents divorced, my mother, to my father, put the ‘H’ back in.
David Duchovny
I was married for 18 years to a woman who wanted me to get sober for all 18 years and I never did. She finally came to her senses and divorced me.
Danny Bonaduce
I worked all the time. Every moment I wasn’t working, I was home with my family. I got divorced. And now I’m doing it all over again, and I’ve learned that the key is, I’ve got to work less.
Alec Baldwin
I’ve been married, divorced; I’ve been the baby momma, the side piece and the secret… all of these things. I share it in an effort to make people better.
Niecy Nash
It’s difficult to feel as though you are truly being effective at work. Many of us feel trapped in endless meetings, with barely any time to grab lunch, let alone do any work. Overarching strategies and key priorities seem completely divorced from the day-to-day tactics.
Chris Fussell
I got divorced, which was not a good thing for a revivalist minister. It did not go down well. I’d already been banned from a couple churches for my jokes. So one day I woke up and decided it was time to start living for myself.
Sam Kinison
When I grew older and awkward, when my parents divorced and life had gone all to hell, Demetrie stood me at the wardrobe mirror and told me over and over, ‘You are beautiful. You are smart. You are important.’ It was an incredible gift to give a child who thinks nothing of herself.
Kathryn Stockett
My parents divorced when I was 3 years old. They had a lounge act in Las Vegas, where I was born. The band broke up and the marriage dissolved, and my mother, my sister and I moved to Southern California. And I didn’t see my dad a lot growing up; he was on the road a lot. I’d see him every couple years.
Jenny Lewis
My parents were divorced by the time I was even conscious – like, I don’t remember them ever being together.
J. Cole
My mom and dad got divorced when I was very young, and growing up in a family where the head of the household wasn’t a man made a big difference.
Dave Mustaine
I remember I had a psychologist that I worked with in Phoenix tell me one time that the loss of a job and the loss of one’s wealth is more devastating to most than losing a loved one or getting divorced. And that really hit me.
Danny Ainge
I used to have a lovely Chelsea loft – then I got divorced.
Natalie Jeremijenko
I was born in Lausanne, Switzerland, and we lived there for three to five years – with my mother and father. And then they divorced and she came back to America.
Yasmin Aga Khan
It’s difficult for democracy to function properly under the most favorable circumstances, but it has no chance at all when millions of voters are divorced from objective reality and incapable of understanding what is going on in Washington.
David Harsanyi
I became married at a young age and had two daughters and divorced at 26. I had to go on welfare to make ends meet. I had no way to support myself.
Clarissa Pinkola Estes
When I was growing up, we never had much money. My parents were divorced young, but I was always surrounded by loving individuals. They couldn’t give us riches, but they gave us their stories, their hearts, and their time.
Patricia Polacco
I came from a divorced mother and father, obviously mixed race.
Giancarlo Esposito
Kids today don’t want to get married. Too many of their friends have been married and divorced already. They just don’t believe in it.
Wally Schirra
When you get divorced, you have to go through this awful thing of listing everything you own. When you actually sit down and write the list, you realize that the only good investments are art and property.
Tamara Mellon
I was divorced when my children were young, so I was a single mother for a while. It’s so hard to have to do every little thing yourself and be forced to navigate the rocky emotions of motherhood alone.
Terri Blackstock
A lot of those songs are actually about Sarah, who I was recently divorced from about five or six months ago. I’d been seeing her off and on since I was about nineteen, so a lot of those songs are about her.
Gene Ween
Stress is never a given. There are people who get divorced amicably. There are people who pack up and move with no emotional toll. There is no stressor ‘out there’ in the world. We experience stress – or we don’t – depending on what we believe.
Andrew J. Bernstein
Mr. President, How are you going to work with people who seem to have divorced themselves from reality?
Jeff Gannon
My mom and dad got divorced when I was, like, 8, and when I went to my dad’s house on the weekend, he’d play a lot of music: Miles Davis, Radiohead, Thom Yorke, Elton John.
Lil Yachty
Man, I grew up like everybody else. Middle-low income family. My parents got divorced like most of the rest of the country.
I am much closer to the Butler side of the family, which is on mother’s side, from where I get my middle name. My parents divorced when I was seven, and I remember as a kid always being fascinated by my full name.
Jason Butler Harner
It’s a really weird thing, modern divorce. I found out I was getting divorced on television. That was kind of weird.
Val Kilmer
My dad had just come back from Vietnam, and I think he had PTSD that he never treated, in that sort of macho-denial way. So they were divorced by the time I was 2, and my mom tried to raise me and my younger sister by herself. That proved very taxing, so there was a lot of moving around.
Brendan Hunt
Let’s not forget, I got divorced.
Larry David
My mother graduated from high school in 1969, and on January 3, 1971, she gave birth to me. She was married later that year, but by the time I was 10, she was a divorced single mother of two young boys. To make ends meet, we moved in with my grandparents, who were also housing two of my mother’s siblings and their kids.
Marc Veasey
I wish we’d never got divorced. He and I both wish we’d never got divorced, but we did. I wish I could go back and be the bride again, but I can’t.
Sarah Ferguson
People dont get married by accident and they dont get divorced by accident.
Darren Hayes
It’s kind of crazy to think that I’ve now been divorced longer than I was married, but I appreciate the journey, because it brought my ex and I back to a friendship that helped us become great co-parents.
Regina King
When I was seven my parents divorced. My father went to Dallas. My mom fled to the shelter of my grandparents in a strange central Ohio town of 22,000, Wooster. When it looked like I was growing up to be a wimp I was forced to live with my father, which I did not want to do.
David Berman
Music has been so healing in my life, so the fact that my music could be that for someone else is the best gift of my whole career. People have told me that they got married to my music, divorced to my music, and played my music while they were having their baby.
Gloria Estefan
My mom and dad got divorced, so it was one of those things where Sundays I’d go to Dad’s apartment, and this was, say, 1970-whatever, and it had a pool table on the top floor in a very traditional kind of divorced-dad apartment building.
Chris Eigeman
My parents were divorced when I was seven years old and later we kids moved all over first with my mother and then with my father.
Judy Norton
Everyone has a perception if you are divorced. I got so busy with work that I didn’t even have the time to realize what was happening in my personal life. I had my own way of dealing with it.
Masaba Gupta
I married a university professor, raised a son, and worked as an academic librarian. My husband and I moved to the Ozarks, bought a farm, and started a commercial beekeeping business. And divorced.
Sue Hubbell
In my own life, my parents divorced when I was young. I lived with my dad, not with my mum, after they got divorced. And it’s been part of my life.
Andrew Haigh
To say that a family is happy I think is to diminish it, taking out what is interesting. Growing up, I don’t think my family was any happier or unhappier than anyone else’s. My mother and father should have been divorced or never even married. On the other hand, I remember many moments of happiness.
Per Petterson
I think, especially living in L.A., it’s very easy to get wrapped up in weekend announcements and the trades and the whole social life of the city, and to get divorced from what actually matters.
Damien Chazelle
I know one husband and wife who, whatever the official reasons given to the court for the break up of their marriage, were really divorced because the husband believed that nobody ought to read while he was talking and the wife that nobody ought to talk while she was reading.
Vera Brittain
The role of fiction is supposed to be divorced from the role of reality.
Tom Clancy
In 1965, I was 11 and in my last year at Junior school. I was living with my mum and older sister in a rented flat in south London – my parents had separated when I was five and got divorced a couple of years later, which was unusual at the time. My dad was working abroad, and I hadn’t seen him for several years.
Tony Bradman
When I was first divorced, I started dating younger women, and it was really exciting. But after a while I was like, ‘This is just dumb.’
Louis C. K.
My parents divorced, and I didn’t have much of a daddy growing up.
Ultimately, I don’t think you can be a character who’s completely alien or divorced from your own personality. It’s probably true of every writer – it’s probably true of every filmmaker, every songwriter – that, ultimately, every character you create is a facet of yourself.
Steven Wilson
David and I were divorced in 1980, and there has been silence between us ever since. Despite our decade of marriage and a child together, I was airbrushed out of his life. He never demonstrated any affection or gratitude after we parted. He fired anyone who mentioned my name.
Angela Bowie
I got married at a very young age, and of course, for all the wrong reasons, and ended up divorced and lost everything. It was a very difficult time in my life.
Willie Aames
So the news that divorced fathers are to be denied a legal right to a relationship with their children, in the long overdue review of family law published this week, fills me with horror and despair.
Louis de Bernieres
My grandparents divorced, both of them, and then my mum and dad did. So it’s like, divorce, divorce, divorce.
Jade Bird
My parents divorced. There was the usual awkward business of going between them, but I was mostly with my mother. She remarried to a Greek painter Nico Ghika, so we were always around artists and intellectuals.
Jacob Rothschild
I’m close with all my family. It’s just a normal, healthy, all-American divorced family.
Dana Ashbrook
I grew up in a city – it’s called Lawrence, Massachusetts. It’s about half an hour north of Boston. When my parents got divorced, I moved to New Hampshire because my father worked up there.
Statik Selektah
If you have been divorced once – male or female, but especially for females – and you’re over 40 you’re actually a commodity. It means you were able to commit once, and you’ll do it again.
Patti Stanger
I’m one of the people that were divorced by 30, which is apparently a growing group… Obviously it’s something that affects you forever. It’s going to be interesting to see in ten, twenty years what kind of lasting effect young divorce has on the people that are doing it because it’s becoming more and more common.
Diablo Cody
My parents got divorced when I was nine months old, and my father would only pop in and see me once a year, if that. I don’t have much contact with him.
RJ Mitte
Divorced from the cosmos, from nature, from society and from each other, we have become fractured and fragmented.
Daisaku Ikeda
My mom and dad were divorced, and although they got along very well, my mom thought American television was reprehensible, so I was raised on the BBC. I kind of agreed with her. We watched American news, though.
Joss Whedon
What I like about music is that you make a song, you’ve got your ideas in it, and people make that song part of their life – they hang out with their friends to it, they get in arguments to it, they get married to it, they get divorced to it. It’s in their world, and it takes on its own life.
Boots Riley
It was the early 1970s and I was recently divorced. I had three kids and was totally broke. I managed to find work back east on the straw-hat circuit – summer stock – but couldn’t afford hotels, so I lived out of the back of my truck, under a hard shell.
William Shatner
If we had been less reliant on technology and the security that we enjoy in being divorced from what we used to know, maybe things would have turned out differently.
Heather Donahue
I got divorced on February 14, 2003, and got engaged on February 14, 2019. I have had relationships in between and my kids have liked every person that I have been with. But it is very different with Maneck – they adore him and want him in our lives forever.
Pooja Bedi
There are many films in which minority groups are caricatured to the point where truth is all together lost. There are many more films, good in general, but untrue in their presentation of the Negro’s life as totally divorced from the Caucasian’s or the Caucasian’s from the Negro.
John Garfield
The word ‘divorce’ wasn’t foreign to me. As a child of the 1970s, I grew up as part of a generation of kids whose parents got divorced, and it wasn’t seen as this terrible thing. Maybe that’s why I believed what my father told me and Reina that day: that everything would be okay. But it wasn’t.
Regina King
A man who gets divorced is not forever going to be talked about for it. There are very different standards that we have for women than we have for men.
Bianca Jagger
People make assumptions when you’re not married. I’ve been best man at five weddings and I said I’d never do it again ‘cos everyone got divorced.
Dave Clark
We must recognize that there are healthy as well as unhealthy ways to be single or to be divorced, just as there are healthy and unhealthy ways to be married.
Stephanie Coontz
The trajectory of most movies is that you start off writing a sensitive movie about a couple in their 40’s getting divorced, and then, three years later, you look at each other on set while you’re making a film about lesbian cheerleaders. You’re like, ‘How did that happen?!’
Ol Parker
My parents divorced when I was 18 months old. They haven’t always been the best of friends, but they were good at keeping that stuff away from me.
Jacob Anderson
My parents divorced when I was 10, but when my father was there, he was trying to create almost like a little prison for me.
Sarah Shahi
My parents getting divorced gave me the opportunity to play for my granddad and to meet my wife. I fell in the draft but I ended up in Dallas.
Jason Witten
My grandma divorced my granddad and became a finance manager to get her own house, and my mum worked very hard to make sure we could have our own space.
Jade Bird
If a child has divorced parents, the best thing you can do is help add stability to their lives.
Chrishell Stause
Do the bishops seriously imagine that legalising gay marriage will result in thousands of parties to heterosexual marriages suddenly deciding to get divorced so they can marry a person of the same sex?
Malcolm Turnbull
Strangely, you know, my parents, who left Poland separately and, you know, divorced, ended up marrying other people. But then they met again abroad, and they got together again.
Pawel Pawlikowski
My own parents divorced when I was six. I was raised with my brother Joel by our mother on the East Coast, visiting my father in Los Angeles during holidays. When your parents are divorced, you don’t know anything else, do you?
Michael Douglas
We went bankrupt. My parents got divorced. I was going to a super-rich kids school and suddenly we had to shift to Shivaji Nagar slums. So I have had the experience of both lives.
Sajid Khan
I have been through a lot in my life, my parents divorced when I was 16, and it was a very difficult time.
Emily Atack
When I was 18 I went to college for two years and didn’t work for a year which was essential for me, because my identity had been so influenced by my being an actor and I think I just needed to discover what it was to be myself, divorced from all that responsibility.
Claire Danes
I’ve been married to the same woman for forty years, and whenever people ask us how we managed to stay married for so long, we usually say as one voice, ‘What’s the secret? Don’t get divorced!’
Wavy Gravy
I lived for two years in an abandoned gas station with no running water and no electricity after my parents got divorced and my stepdad couldn’t get a job. So I think a lot about families like mine who were middle class and struggled. So that experience really drives my philosophy.
Kyrsten Sinema
I was married for nine years before my husband and I separated and eventually divorced. Just as I’d watched my parents arguing and fighting, my son watched his parents arguing and fighting. It was like history repeating itself, and I felt terrible about him having to witness that.
Regina King
I got into guitar because no parent will buy their eight-year-old kid drums unless they’re divorced and trying to get back at their wife. You know what I mean?
Josh Homme
I am a divorced child, of divided, uncertain background. Within this division I – supposed fruit of their love – no longer exist. It happened nearly forty years ago, yet to me, nothing is sadder than my parents’ divorce.
Sylvia Kristel
It’s very difficult to change your approach to how you see yourself when you suddenly get divorced. And you have to think again, over the next few years, how you’re going to earn your income, how you’re going to run your life. You have to identify as a single mother rather than as part of a family.
Amber Rudd
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
My mother was largely a housewife until she and my father were divorced. No one in the family read for pleasure – it was a very unintellectual household – but my mother did read to us when we were little, and that’s how I started to read.
Andrea Barrett
My parents divorced when I was seven. Because divorce is messy, for good or ill, they sent me to boarding school.
Jack Davenport
I found my feet in my 40s: got divorced at 40, two years of drinking, and then, at 42, I became sober. My 30s were the most boring phase.
Pooja Bhatt
It was sad leaving the BBC; not quite like being divorced, but you don’t leave after a period stretching from 1960 to 1999 without feeling a certain number of pangs.
Richie Benaud
Divorced men are more likely to meet their car payments than their child support obligations.
Susan Faludi
The key to a happy marriage is myself being absent for long periods of time. My wife Leesa and I will celebrate our tenth wedding anniversary next year, but if my comedy gigs petered out and I was around the house more, we’d 100% be getting divorced.
Romesh Ranganathan
I don’t think anyone gets married thinking that they will get divorced.
Kate Walsh
My parents were divorced when I was three, and both my father and mother moved back into the homes of their parents. I spent the school year with my mother, and the summers with my dad.
Patricia Polacco
I was a product of a divorced family and I used humor as a weapon to combat sadness. I used comedy to make my mother laugh in light of the darkness that she faced, and to me it became a very powerful tool at a very young age, at six. I saw how therapeutic it could be.
Josh Gad
Economists treat economics as if it is a pure science divorced from the facts of life. The result of this false accountancy is a willful confusion under cover of which industry wreaks its havoc scot-free and ignores the environmental cost.
Vivienne Westwood
My dad was in my life, and he was actually a very positive influence on me in my life. He was always there. He was a great dad. But my parents divorced when I was 5, so I grew up in a single-parent home.
Andrea Navedo
My parents divorced when I was in my early 20s and have both happily remarried, so I have a large extended family.
Lucy Worsley
I am super close with my brother. He is my ultimate role model. Growing up and having a family break apart, you know, when my parents divorced and things like that, it was a struggle, and all we had was each other at the time.
Ali Krieger
I have this whole section in my oyster book where I talk about how New Yorkers have gotten divorced from the sea and completely forget that they live by the sea, and I suggest that this happened when they lost their oysters.
Mark Kurlansky
I was six when my parents divorced, and that was tough for me.
Andie MacDowell
Growing up watching WWE, they used to have bra-and-panties matches or pillow fights, and that’s why my mom didn’t want me to watch wrestling. But when my parents divorced, I was able to watch wrestling again, and that’s when I started to really get into wrestlers like Ivory.
I think that reality is divorced from former vice president Joe Biden who hob knobs with these Hollywood dictators.
Trish Regan
My parents divorced when I was very, very young, but they maintained an incredibly amicable relationship. They were great partners, they were great parents, and they were great friends throughout my whole life until I was about 25, at which point they realized that they could relinquish; they could call it and move on.
Natalie Zea
What’s worse than getting divorced?
John Catsimatidis
I’ve probably been the hardest on my dad. I was the oldest girl; I was 12 when they divorced. So from birth until 12, I had him, and I was the center of his attention. So that just all completely changed and went away when they divorced.
Sara Evans
My second wife Bonnie Owens and I worked together after we divorced for a period of maybe 20 years. And I managed to stay friends with another wife. And then there’s one that I don’t mess with. Everybody’s got one of those.
Merle Haggard
Our parents got divorced when I was 8 or 9.
Jennifer Todd
Married in 1983, separated in 1987, and divorced in 1988. Enough said.
Valerie Jarrett