Thornton Wilder Quote

I didn't marry you because you were perfect. I didn't even marry you because I loved you. I married you because you gave me a promise. That promise made up for your faults. And the promise I gave you made up for mine. Two imperfect people got married and it was the promise that made the marriage. And when our children were growing up, it wasn't a house that protected them; and it wasn't our love that protected them—it was that promise.


Three Plays: Our Town, The Skin of Our Teeth, The Matchmaker (ed. 1966)

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I didn't marry you because you were perfect. I didn't even marry you because I loved you. I married you because you gave me a promise. That promise...

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I didn't marry you because you were perfect. I didn't even marry you because I loved you. I married you because you gave me a promise. That promise...

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I didn't marry you because you were perfect. I didn't even marry you because I loved you. I married you because you gave me a promise. That promise...

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I didn't marry you because you were perfect. I didn't even marry you because I loved you. I married you because you gave me a promise. That promise...