Timothy Ferguson will be away for a while

To all of the Ars authors I'm working with on...well, however many books it is right now:

Guys, I'm going to be hard to reach for a couple of weeks. I'm marrying on the 28th and will be incommunicado both slightly before, and for about a week after.


We'll be sure to save any heated arguments and spirited debates until after your nuptials. :smiley:

Congratulations! Have a grand time!

A fan,



Edit: (added a few quotes)

Courtship to marriage is but as the music in the playhouse til the curtain’s drawn.
William Congreve 17th and 18th Century British Dramatist

There is more of good nature than of good sense at the bottom of most marriages.
Henry David Thoreau

It takes Patience to appreciate domestic bliss; volatile spirits prefer unhappiness.
George Santayana 19th /-20th Century American Philosopher

In literature as in love, we are astonished by what is chosen by others.
André Maurois, 20th Century French Writer

The test of a happily married- and wise woman- is whether she can say “I love you” far oftener than she asks “do you love me?”
Dorothy Dayton

Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing; a confusion of the ideal with the real never goes unpunished.

There are three great friends: an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.
Benjamin Franklin

The secret of a happy marriage is simple just keep on being as polite to one another as you are to your best friends.
Robert Quillen

Whoever says marriage is a fifty –fifty proposition doesn’t know the half of it.

Marriage is a matter of give and take, but so far I haven’t found anyone willing to take what I have to give.
Cass Daley 20th Century American comedian

There was a seriousness to it, but we also saw it as a chance to throw a really big party.
Scott Ian, guitarist for the heavy metal band Anthrax commenting on his wedding.

An ideal wife is one who remains faithful to you but tries to be just as charming as if she weren’t.
Sacha Guitry 19th Century French actor, playwright, and director

My most brilliant achievement was my ability to persuade my wife to marry me.
Winston Churchill

One doesn’t have to get anywhere in marriage. It’s not a public conveyance.
Iris Murdoch 20th Century English novelist

A certain sort of talent is almost indispensable for people who would spend years together and not bore themselves to death… To dwell happily together, they should be versed in the niceties of the heart, and born with a faculty for willing compromise… Should laugh over the same sort of jest and have many… an old joke between them which time cannot whither not custom stale… You could read Kant by yourself if you wanted, but you must share a joke with someone else.
Robert Louis Stephenson

Marriage is not just spiritual communion, it is also remembering to take out the trash.

Men don’t feel the urge to get married as quickly as women because all their clothes button and zip in the front.
Rita Rudner

After seven years of marriage, I’m sure of two things – first, never wallpaper together, and second, you’ll need two bathrooms…both for her.
Dennis Miller American Comedian, Actor, TV Host

Married life teaches one invaluable lesson: to think of things far enough ahead not to say them.
Jefferson Machamer

Marriage is a wonderful invention: then again, so is a bicycle repair kit.
Billy Connolly

I love being married. It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.
Rita Rudner

If it hadn’t been for my wife, I couldn’t have stood married life.
Don Herold, writer

One of the best things about marriage is that it gets young people to bed at a decent hour.
M.M. Musselman, 20th Century American playwright

One should never know too precisely whom one has married.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Try praising your wife, even if it does frighten her at first.
Billy Sunday, 19th / 20th Century American evangelist

Marriage is a continuous process of getting used to things you hadn’t expected.

A married couple are well suited when both partners usually feel the need for a quarrel at the same time.
Jean Rostand, 19th / 20th Century French essayist, satirist and biologist

To keep your marriage brimming, with love in the wedding cup,
Whenever you’re wrong, admit it; whenever you’re right, shut up.
Ogden Nash, 20th Century American poet

If you have the good luck to find a modest wife, you should prostrate yourself before the Tarpeian threshold, and sacrifice a heifer with gilded horns to Juno.
Juvenal, 1st Century Roman poet

A man who wants a happy marriage should learn to keep his mouth shut and his checkbook open.
Goucho Marx

"When we got married I told my wife "If you leave me, I'm going with you.
And she never did."
James Fineous McBride

By all means marry. If you get a good wife you will become happy--if you get
a bad one you will become a philosopher.

Spouse: someone who'll stand by you through all the trouble you wouldn't
have had if you'd stayed single.
Author Unknown

No man is truly married until he understands every word his wife is NOT
-- Anonymous

Marriage is like jogging through a puddle of industrial strength rubber
glue. You can work hard and make it through the struggles; however, you
usually leave your bobby socks and sneakers behind along the way.
-- Anonymous

If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism of
one, go ahead, get married.
-- Katharine Hepburn

The woman cries before the wedding and the man after.
Author: Polish Proverb

"Don't marry for money; you can borrow it cheaper."
Scottish proverb

Marriage is the alliance of two people, one of whom never remembers
birthdays and the other never forgets them.
Ogden Nash (1902 - 1971)

For the first year of marriage I had basically a bad attitude. I tended to
place my wife underneath a pedestal
Woody Allen (1935 - )

There is only one way to make a happy marriage, and most husbands and wives would like to know what it is.

The woman who marries a man for his money will probably divorce him for the same reason.

No wonder there are so many unhappy marriages: the best man never gets the bride.

No woman ever reaches the age of thirty without being asked to marry - at least by her parents.

At a wedding, the happiest couple in the world are sometimes the bride and groom, but more often the bride's parents.

At a wedding the bride is usually well groomed and the groom well bridled.

All marriages lead to happiness if not for the couple then for their enemies.

The average husband is worth twice what his wife thinks of him and half of what his mother thinks of him.

One way to find out what a woman really thinks of you is to marry her

Every young man knows when the right girl comes along...because she tells him.

Love should be behind every wedding but not too far behind.

Ministers who are opposed to games of chance somehow don't object to performing marriage ceremonies.

Although married men live longer than bachelors women still prefer to marry bachelors.

The man who dies a bachelor has never completed his education.

When men meet a bride they look at her face but women look at her clothes.
Ed Howe

This is supposed to be a happy occasion. Let’s not bicker and argue about who killed who
Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Congratulations! The best of luck to the both of you


Advice: When one of you comes home to the other, kiss first, say hello second. Don't break this rule. Ever.

Congrats. Best wishes for your wedding. :slight_smile:




Very good new! :smiley:
Congratulations, I wish you both a lot of hapiness :smiley:

Congratulations Timothy!!! :smiley:

Best wishes for you and the One! :smiley:

Kind Regards,

(Erik Tyrrel - you a tough fella to come after :wink: )

Congrats. Get a copy of the book "The Five Love Languages". it sounds sappy, but it helps prevent frustration when dealing with the spouse.

Congratulations! Have a not-too-maddening wedding, fun honeymoon, and great marriage!

Congratulations. Welcome to the ranks of the smug marrieds...

Congratulations, Timothy! I look forward to reading more about her in your author bios.