So, Valentine's Day has come, and it's just about over, and many love quotes have been bandied about. For those who didn't participate, or chose not to participate, and are tired of all of those love quotes, even the cute ones, we offer you an alternative to give you a smile and a giggle.
The International Business Times has presented a list of quotes that express a different side of love. Well the lack of it, in most instances.
"Love is a promise delivered already broken." — Steve Martin
"Women don't want to hear what you think. Women want to hear what they think — in a deeper voice." — Bill Cosby
"Men should be like Kleenex: soft, strong, disposable." — Cher
"My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met." — Rodney Dangerfield
"By all means marry; if you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher." — Socrates
"My love life is like a piece of Swiss cheese. Most of it is missing, and what's there stinks." — Joan Rivers
"Behind every successful man is a woman, and behind her is his wife." — Groucho Marx
"Love is an exploding cigar we willingly smoke." — Lynda Barry
"A man is only as faithful as his options." — Chris Rock
As if that weren't enough, Your Tango (whose tagline is "Love Your Best"), gives us more famous people with their negative outlook on love.
"Marriage is a great institution, but I'm not ready for an institution." — Mae West
"Love is a grave mental disease." — Plato
"You can't buy love, but you can pay heavily for it." — Henny Youngman
"Marriage is like a tense, unfunny version of 'Everybody Loves Raymond,' only it doesn''t last 22 minutes. It lasts forever." — Pete in Knocked Up
"If you love something set it free, but don't be surprised if it comes back with herpes." ― Chuck Palahniuk
"Love is a trap. When it appears, we see only its light, not its shadows." — Paulo Coelho
"Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes." — Jim Carrey
"Love in action is a harsh and dreadful thing compared with love in dreams." — Fyodor Dostoevsky
Now, with some of the most famous people in the world telling you how bad love can be, now you can live and be free of the clutches of love. Honestly, though, being the love's clutches isn't necessarily a bad thing, is it?
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