Gotten burned by love? Play it cool with one of these zingers.
Whether it's a funny one-liner or a genuinely jaded jab, sometimes great love quotes can really speak to what you're feeling — especially when you're feeling the sting of love gone south.
Continue below to read what some of the world's greatest cynics had to say about love:
"Marriage is a great institution, but I'm not ready for an institution."
— Mae West
"Women don't want to hear what you think. Women want to hear what they think — in a deeper voice."
— Bill Cosby
"Love is a promise delivered already broken."
— Steve Martin
"Men should be like Kleenex: soft, strong, disposable."
"My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we miet."
— Rodney Dangerfield
"Love is a temporary insanity curable by marriage."
— Ambrose Bierce
"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."
"A kiss may ruin a human life."
— Oscar Wilde
"My love life is like a piece of Swiss cheese. Most of it's missing, and what's there stinks."
— Joan Rivers
"Love is a grave mental disease."
"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."
— Knocked Up
"If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism of one, go ahead, get married."
— Katharine Hepburn
"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
"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 Dostoyevsky
"Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance."
— Oscar Wilde
"A man is only as faithful as his options."
— Chris Rock
"Romance has been elegantly defined as the offspring of fiction and love."
— Isaac Disraeli
"Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell."
― Joan Crawford
"Love can change a person the way a parent can change a baby: awkwardly, and often with a great deal of mess."
― Lemony Snicket
"Love sucks. Sometimes it feels good. Sometimes it's just another way to bleed."
― Laurell K. Hamilton
"The most happy marriage I can picture or imagine to myself would be the union of a deaf man to a blind woman."
— Samuel Taylor Coleridge
"Love is a many splintered thing."
— The Simpsons
"God gave men both a penis and a brain, but unfortunately not enough blood supply to run both at the same time."
— Robin Williams
"Falling in love is so hard on the knees."
"You can never be wise and be in love at the same time."
― Bob Dylan
"My love is expansive. Your love is expensive.
― Jarod Kintz
"Love is only the dirty trick played on us to achieve continuation of the species."
— W. Somerset Maugham
"Can there be a love which does not make demands on its object?"
"A woman is faithful to her first lover for a long time — unless she happens to take a second."
— Francois de La Rochefoucauld
"Married men live longer than single men. But married men are a lot more willing to die."
— Johnny Carson
"No woman ever falls in love with a man unless she has a better opinion of him than he deserves."
— Edgar Watson Howe
"A woman tries to get all she can out of a man, and a man tries to get all he can into a woman."
— Isaac Goldberg
"A man's love is incomplete until he has married, then he is finished."
— Zsa Zsa Gabor
"What's love but a secondhand emotion?"
— Tina Turner
"People who throw kisses are hopelessly lazy."
— Bob Hope
"Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city."
— George Burns
"Honeymoon: A short period of doting between dating and debating."
— Ray Bandy
"I've had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn't it."
— Groucho Marx
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