[PW] Request Forbes database lookup for Einstein attributed quip about marriage

JanuaryE januarye at gmail.com
Sun Jan 15 10:59:51 PST 2017


> Antedatings and other pertinent citations welcome

 According to Google Books, the book Comedy Quotes from the Movies
attributes a very similar quote to the movie Cynara (1932):

"That's the trouble with marriage. Women always hope it's going to
change the husbands; men always hope it won't change the wives. And
both are disappointed."

The movie is apparently based on the novel An Imperfect Lover by
Robert Gore-Browne, which is in several libraries
(http://www.worldcat.org/title/imperfect-lover-a-london-novel/oclc/1817927).
The Cynara script is in the Margaret Herrick Library of the Academy of
Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, http://www.oscars.org/library.

I've also seen the more Einsteinian version attributed to G. B. Shaw.


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