8 Great Quotes About Alimony

I have been researching about Alimony since it is technically the subject matter of the next book in my pipeline of 100 books I challenged myself to write. Am I nuts? Am I out of my mind? If you are wondering about this, I don’t blame you. I am wondering too. Cause it is a lot and I think this could drive a person insane. If you have been following you know that I recently completed books like Infidelity: Cheating, Love Affairs & Divorce; and The Divorce Lawyer’s Toolkit: Your Secret Weapon For Getting Ahead of the Competition; as well as the series How to Divorce.
So technically, Alimony is next. However, I am working on 3 books simultaneously. Yes, I said Three. They are:

  • Alimony,
  • Paris: My First 3 Months and
  • Sell! Millionaire Strategies For Authors & Writers.

Is it crazy? 100 percent. And especially because I don’t multi-task well. But what can you do when inspiration calls?
In the meantime, I found these great quotes about Alimony that I would like to share with you since, as I said, the Alimony book is next in the pipeline:

Alimony is like buying oats for a dead horse. Arthur Baer

Do you agree with that one? I am not sure that I do.
How about this one by the late Robin Williams:

Divorce is expensive. I used to joke they were going to call it ‘all the money,’ but they changed it to ‘alimony.’ It’s ripping your heart out through your wallet. Robin Williams

Poor Robin. But I imagine that if you are the one with the monthly bill to pay – called alimony – it can feel like duress especially when you no longer love the person and they no longer love you and you just have to bleed out all your money every month and send it to them all because you made the mistake of putting a ring on it. Eh? And this goes both ways whether you are the wife or the husband. Whoever receives is bound to feel more pleasure than who has to give the alimony. Do you agree?
How about this one:

My compulsion to always be working has become less strong and my current business is purely down to this enormous alimony. If I wasn’t doing this I’d be making documentaries about wildlife and other subjects that interest me. John Cleese

It is almost like Cleese sees Alimony as a death sentence. And in a way, it kind of is because for some people, they pay onto death. And you have to wonder if this is fair. What do you think?
How about this one:

If income tax is the price you have to pay to keep the government on its feet, alimony is the price we have to pay for sweeping a woman of hers. by Groucho Marx

It is true that most people who get alimony these days are women and this has always been the case although men are increasingly qualifying for it given that more women are out-earning their spouses these days. But do you think the concept of alimony is antiquated? I would imagine that in the old days when women were the homemakers by expectation and design (as opposed to by choice as is increasingly the case today) that it was fair that if the man left (as normally was the case when he left for a younger bride) that he should not leave his wife in poverty and pick up with someone new. He should be made to see to it that she was financially protected. Society certainly had an interest in that. But what about now? Are men still responsible for their wives today in the same way?  Should they be?
How about this one:

You never realize how short a month is until you pay alimony by John Barrymore.

Again, I would imagine that alimony can feel like a dreaded monthly bill coming at you from what is often times a much hated bill collector. And this is not one of those bills that can be easily discharged in Chapter 7 or any other chapter of the bankruptcy code. Is this right?
How about this one:
Alimony – the ransom that the happy pay to the devil. by H.L. Mencken
Alimony is the devil? Or is it the ex spouse who is the Devil? Or a little bit of both?
How about this one: by Fanny Hurst:

The vast army of women seeking divorce are mainly after easy alimony from men they have ceased to love – surely one of the most despicable forms of barter that can exchange human hands.

Would you say that accepting or demanding alimony is in some way “despicable”? And why? I mean, if the same women accepted money and financial support from their husbands while married – and if this was not despicable – then why is it despicable to accept financial sustenance after marriage?
and finally, how about this one by Burt Reynolds:
That is just messed up.

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