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Quotes: Hen Pecked Husband
"Immediately after I saw this picture of my beautiful earth angel Bruce Jenner smiling and holding hands with that morally bankrupt Botox dumpster Pimp Mama Kris — a she-devil I was certain he was free from the clutches of, mind you — I started cycling through the KŁbler-Ross model of 5 stages of grief. At first I was in denial ('Heís just escorting a Michael Jackson impersonator through the airport!'), then anger (I broke every dish, glass, and crystal unicorn in my home, and lit a box of Wheaties on fire), bargaining ('Do you want me to carve up my nose into a silly putty penis?? Iíll do it! Iíll do anything to keep you from returning to that evil hag!'), followed by depression (listening to this song on repeat while weeping loudly on the kitchen floor)."

It was strange that a man among men was so helpless against a woman. He had something beaten and pitiful about him as he lay there. I thought it boded ill for us.

"My dear, do not give way to such gloomy thoughts. Let us hope for better things. Let us flatter ourselves, that I might outlive you."
Mr. Bennett, Pride and Prejudice

"A word of advice: never fall in love during a total eclipse."

Sybil: And you will try to look dignified, won't you?
Vimes: Yes, dear.
Sybil: What will you try to look?
Vimes: Dignified, dear.
Sybil: And please try to be diplomatic.
Vimes: Yes, dear.
Sybil: What will you try to be?
Vimes: Diplomatic, dear.
Sybil: You're using your "henpecked" voice, Sam.
Vimes: Yes, dear.
Sybil: You know that's not fair.
Vimes: No, dear.
Sir Samuel and Lady Sybil Vimes in Discworld

Amy: Do you get the feeling that you're forgetting something important, something incredibly big and monumental?
Rory: ...yep.
Amy: Are you just saying that because you're afraid of me?
Rory: ...yep.
Amy: I love you.
Rory: ...yep. Wait, no! I love you too!

"l'll never understand the humanoid need to couple... Too many compromises. You want to watch the karo-net game, she wants to listen to music, so you compromise: You listen to music. You like Earth jazz, she prefers Klingon opera, so you compromise. You listen to Klingon opera. So here you were, ready to have a nice night watching karo-net and you wind up spending an agonising evening listening to Klingon opera."
Odo, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine ("A Man Alone")

George: But Bar, we can't show any weakness in front of the Russians!
Barbara: (Glaring at him with her arms crossed) GEORGE...
George: (grumbling under his breath) Yes, dear.
(Gorbachev smiles evilly and says something in Russian to his aide)

A man can either be a happy rabbit or a lonely lion.
Arabic proverb

But in the town it was well known
when they get home at night their fat and psychopathic wives
would thrash them within inches of their lives
Pink Floyd, "The Happiest Days of Our Lives", The Wall

"Antonia brought out a big boxful of photographs: she and Anton in their wedding clothes, holding hands; her brother Ambrosch and his very fat wife, who had a farm of her own, and who bossed her husband, I was delighted to hear;[...]"
Jim Burden (narrator), My Ńntonia


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