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

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com
Tue Jan 17 06:24:17 PST 2017

An entry on this topic together with an acknowledgement is now
available on the Quote Investigator website:

Men Marry Women with the Hope They Will Never Change. Women Marry Men
with the Hope They Will Change

Feedback welcome

On Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 12:53 PM, ADSGarson O'Toole
<adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com> wrote:
> Here is a follow-up with detailed citations. Below is an excerpt from
> a 1932 collection of plays. (I accessed a 1975 facsimile reprint from
> Arno Press.) The play Cynara is given a 1930 copyright date. (Thanks
> to Janice Keller for pointing to this play.)
> [ref] 1932, The Best Plays of 1931-32 and the Year Book of the Drama
> in America, Edited by Burns Mantle, Section: Cynara: A Drama in
> Prologue, Three Acts and an Epilogue by H. M. Harwood and R.
> Gore-Browne, (Adapted from novel "An Imperfect Lover" by R.
> Gore-Browne), Start Page 335, Quote Page 358, Dodd, Mead and Company,
> New York. (Reprint Edition in 1975: Arno Press: A New York Times
> Company, New York) (Verified with hard copy)[/ref]
> [Begin excerpt]
> TRING—Exactly! That's the trouble about marriage. Women always hope
> it's going to change the husband. Men always hope it won't change
> their wives—and both are disappointed! (He gets up.) Never if you can
> help it be a woman's first lover—unless, of course, you've got the
> explorer's temperament. As for your little trouble—get out of it,
> quick! It's not your line of country.
> JIM—Yes, but how?
> [End excerpt]

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