Anniversary sayings and famous anniversary quotes

Below you'll find some anniversary sayings and famous anniversary quotes with ideas on how you could use them in a wedding anniversary toast, poem, greeting card and so-on.

Creative ideas for using these quotes:

  • Use one in an anniversary greeting card (a real one) or even an anniversary ecard!
  • Use them as a basis for your own unique anniversary poetry - who cares if you're a bad poet, the effort will be endearing!
  • Use them to write a song you or someone else will sing (ditto on the above)
  • Use them in a speech
  • If your partner loves a particular quote - why not hire a writer to write you some unique poetry around it
  • As part of an anniversary scrapbook (eg: write underneath a photo)
  • Incorporate one into a love letter
  • Engrave a short saying onto a piece of jewellery
  • Use them as a basis for your own anniversary love poems

Tip! Research the quote for extra material

If there's a quote you really like, try researching more about where the quote came from. You can find some really great stuff which you could then weave into a speech, letter and so-on.

This idea can provide you with some hidden gems to help you when writing a speech or similar. Plus it can add extra poignancy.

I have already done this for you on the below quotes.

Henry David Thoreau quote

There is no remedy for love but to love more.

Henry David Thoreau from his Journal 25 July 1839

Idea for using this quote:

The writer Henry David Thoreau wrote this only a few days after meeting a woman he fell in love with. He proposed to her and she turned him down, though he continued to love her until his death.

So, imagine starting with the quote, explaining the story and then saying how you were more fortunate than Henry David Thoreau because the love of your life said yes!

Simone Signoret

Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads, which sew people together through the years.

Simone was a French cinema actress (1921-1985) who wrote this in her autobiography Nostalgia Isn't What It Used To Be

Idea for using this quote:

I love this one! It is true and sweet. This would work well inside a card and presented with a gift of a beautiful chain necklace. Or if you are creative you could hand-sew something which would keep the thread theme.

Or for an inexpensive idea especially for an early 1st or 2nd anniversary for example make a daisy chain for your partner.

Or for a speech idea which could work well for a second marriage. Discuss how Simone was married twice. Her first lasted 5 years. Yet her second marriage lasted 35 years until her death and she and her husband are buried side by side.

Barbara De Angelis

Marriage is not a noun; it's a verb. It isn't something you get. It's something you do. It's the way you love your partner every day.Barbara De Angelis is an author who writes about relationships.

This is a beautiful concept. So you can easily work with that. Perhaps you could write or talk about how your wife or husband has demonstrated this, for example, they always make you coffee every morning ready for when you wake up, or they never let you leave the house without a goodbye kiss.

Or another twist on this quote is that the author has been married 5 times. One marriage was to fellow relationship author John Gray, the author of Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus.

So, you can joke about how you shouldn't believe relationship experts, but in this case she is right.

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