Relationships can be tricky at the best of times. From sex to that all important emotional connection, the modern man can frequently find himself in the midst of a domestic minefield.
To help you on your way to a more successful relationship record, we collected our favourite quotes from the people who've been there before. As Shakespeare once said, "sometimes you doth need an Ice Cube quote".
1 | "Clear communication. Respect. A lot of laughter. And a lot of orgasms. That's what makes a marriage work."
– Dr Dre
2 | "Sometimes sex gets in the way of a relationship."
– Pamela Anderson
3 |"You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity."
4 | "I've liked different women at different times in my life. I've been attracted to white women. I've been attracted to black women. I've been attracted to Asian women. I've been attracted to various subspecies of women. I can say with gratitude that I've been able to experiment."
– Oliver Stone
5 | "Sex isn't the priority anymore, now I'm 65. But it still goes on. I want it and she doesn't, same as ever."
6 | "Marriage requires searing honesty at all costs. I learned that from my third wife."
– Alan Arkin
7 | "When I was in my twenties and just so sexually prolific, the first time I went to Machu Picchu, this guy, a spiritual teacher, says to me, "When you make love, you must be making love." I thought that was the greatest advice I had ever heard."
– Woody Harrelson
8 | "The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them."
– Ernest Hemingway
9 | "How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being?"
– Oscar Wilde
10 | "The notion of children makes me ill. The thought of having one... when you see those guys in the supermarket, wheeling the trolley around while their brats whine and wheedle and some blundering sow questions every little thing they take off the shelves. I mean, just the fucking idea of it, the very word: family. Whenever I see it, on travel brochures, on house schedules... I feel sick."
- John Niven
11 | "You like a woman, she's got kids, it's a package. You can't just go in one-sided."
- Ice Cube
12 | "Find joy in everything you choose to do. Every job, relationship, home... it's your responsibility to love it, or change it."
– Chuck Palahniuk
13 | "Falling in love and having a relationship are two different things."
– Keanu Reeves
14 | "I hate if a man says anything laddy. 'You're sexy' or whatever. I just want someone to be friendly and a little bit flirty."
- Kimberley Garner
15 | "'What's the difference between sex and love?' Hmm. That's a good question. Hey, you interviewed Al Pacino. How'd he answer that?'"
– Robert DeNiro
16 | "When you really don't like a guy, they're all over you, and as soon as you act like you like them, they're no longer interested."
17 | "When it's over for a woman, it's over. You're not getting an appeal."
– Jack Nicholson
18 | "Women? I'm still working on the subject. I haven't finished my studies. I would say I'm so happy that they're around. This is the salt and pepper of life. This is what makes me wake up in the morning — even more than work, really."
- Vincent Cassel
19 | "The highest prize in a world of men is the most beautiful woman available on your arm and living there in her heart loyal to you."
- Norman Mailer
20 | "You can't learn something about all women. Sometimes I feel that the older I get, the less of a grip I've got on it."
- Jamie Hince
21 | "If I were straight and I were trying to seduce a woman, I could do it just by standing up at the table when she came back from the bathroom. It works. Every time I do that, all the straight men are sitting at the table and their wives are kicking them. "Look at that!" "You never do that for me!""
22 |"When you meet women, don't pretend to be anything that you're not."
- Ralph Fiennes
23 | "I hate men who are in touch with their feminine side. They're a bunch of fucking wimps. And women don't really like them either."
- David Bailey
24| "Fucking in the pool is actually kind of nice."
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