2. "Yer in a fou’ mood for someone newly married to the sweet young lass ye’ve just brought home. The words startled a wry laugh from Ross. Sweet young lass? I thought her being English convinced ye she was Devil’s spawn, he pointed out dryly and reminded him, Ye were the one saying I should no’ marry her because she was the second daughter. Aye, well I did no’ ken her then, did I? Gilly said with a faint smile. But by the second day o’ the journey home I kenned I was wrong about all that. She’s a good lass. Smart, and curious and . . . Sweet? Ross suggested dryly. Aye. He nodded. Ross sighed. It had not gone without his notice that his wee bride had quickly wrapped his tough-as-rocks, battle-hardened warriors around her little finger during the journey home."
- Quote by Lynsay Sands
3. "When it’s over, I want to say: All my life I was a bride married to amazement. I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms."
- Quote by Mary Oliver
5. "The worm doth woo the mortal, death claims a living bride, Night unto day is married, morn unto eventide, Earth a merry damsel, and heaven a knight so true, And Earth is quite coquettish, and beseemeth in vain to sue."
- Emily Dickinson, The Complete Poems
6. "If I ever do get married," Tariq said, "they'll have to make room for three on the wedding stage. Me, the bride, and the guy holding the gun to my head"
- Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns
7. "But... you're still getting married?" Grover sounded hurt. "Who's the bride?" Ploypemus looked toward the boiling pot. Clarisse made a strangled sound. "Oh, no! You can't be serious. I'm not-"
- Rick Riordan, The Sea of Monsters
8. "Both the bride and the groom have the privilege of at least fifteen minutes in which to contemplate what a sick, sick, fucking, Christ-awful thing getting married is. That's what the book says — or words to that effect."
- Jane Rule, Desert of the Heart
10. "BY THE TIME SHE WAS EIGHT, MACKENSIE ELLIOT HAD BEEN married fourteen times. She’d married each of her three best friends—as both bride and groom—her best friend’s brother (under his protest), two dogs, three cats, and a rabbit. She’d served at countless other weddings as maid of honor, bridesmaid, groomsman, best man, and officiant."
- Nora Roberts, Vision in White