Simone de Beauvoir quote about marriage from The Second Sex - The drama of marriage is not that it does not guarantee the wife the promised happiness—there is no guarantee of happiness—it is that it mutilates her; it dooms her to repetition and routine.
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The drama of marriage is not that it does not guarantee the wife the promised happiness—there is no guarantee of happiness—it is that it mutilates her; it dooms her to repetition and routine.
 Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex (1949). copy citation

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Author Simone de Beauvoir
Source The Second Sex
Topic marriage happiness routine
Date 1949
Language English
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Note Translated by Constance Borde and 
Sheila Malovany Chevallier
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