Quotes: Henpecked Husband

Real Life

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

Being a strong women and having a strong marriage don't necessarily go together. I've known some famous women who had husbands who were like valets.
Alan King, Name Dropping

Tenchi is more like whomever Madonna marries. Just dragged along for the ride.

Your quarterback: Tom Brady. I want those toilets shined so bright I can see my face in them, Tommy. I actually believe that Tom Brady goes home to Gisele and is basically her slave. After spending all week telling shitty receivers what to do and calling out blocking assignments for undrafted linemen, I bet he would like nothing more than to go home, relinquish control of everything, and let his wife kick his ass all over the place. Real Fifty Shades-type shit, with stiletto heels up his ass and everything.

This is what happens when you watch too much Sex and the City, especially any scenes with Charlotte York. Jennifer Love Hewitt has been dating Alex Beh for around 7 months and she tells Ellen that she’s made it extra easy for him if he ever choose to ask her to be his future ex-fiancee. JLove doesn’t care if the dude promises to be with her no matter how many shit Lifetime movies she does. All she cares about is the ring. JLove, who puts the rat in desperate, already has 3 rings picked out. You know what really makes an awful, awkward moment? Telling your boyfriend that you’ve already picked out three engagement rings and he’ll make the biggest mistake of his life if he doesn’t choose one of them. Hopefully, the people at Tiffany’s have Alex’s back if he decides to go there. They’ll show him the three stupid rings as well as a diamond noose...

Fiction

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

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

Santanico Pandemonium: welcome to slavery.
Seth: No thanks; I've already had a wife.

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.
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!

"I'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)

"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 Ántonia