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As most everyone is now aware, notoriously self-professed eternal bachelor George Clooney is getting hitched.

Word spread this weekend that the Cloones popped the question to Oxford-educated bombshell lawyer girlfriend Amal Alamuddin.

In honor of the happy-yet-surprising news, we bring you eight musings on marriage from Mr. Clooney himself:

“I won’t get married again because I wasn’t very good at it.”

“Instead of figuring out how to make it work, I looked for a way to get out of it. The truth is, you shouldn’t be married if you’re that kind of person.”

“Marriage? Who knows? I’ve been married. It’s not something I’m looking out for.”

“I’m very respectful of women but that doesn’t mean I’m predisposed to feeling comfortable in a relationship over a number of years.”

“I don’t expect to ever get married again or have children. I am never at home and every woman gets sick of it. If I was them, I would never put up with me for long—and they don’t.”

“I probably—definitely—wasn’t someone who should have been married.”

“I hate to blow your whole news story, but I was married. Yeah, so I’ve proven how good I was at it, and I just… I’m allowed one.”

“I keep saying I’ll never get married again or have children but people just don’t want to believe me.”

—C.G.

CONTRIBUTORS

  • Caitlin Ganswindt