Ruby Dee quote: “It takes a long time to really be married.”



“It takes a long time to really be married. One marries many times at many levels within that marriage. If you have more marriages than you have divorces within the marriage, you’re lucky and you stick it out.”

– Ruby Dee, American actress, poet, playwright, screenwriter, journalist, and civil rights activist

Black and white photograph of Ruby Dee, a renowned actress, seated with a pensive expression. She is wearing a strapless embellished gown and has her hair styled in soft waves, framing her face. The background is softly focused, adding to the ethereal and vintage quality of the portrait.
Ruby Dee


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“Ruby Dee quote: ‘It takes a long time to really be married.’”:

Van Vechten, Carl, photographer. Portrait of Ruby Dee. Sept. 25. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.