Rhonda is Alex's fan

Rhonda: Could I get a picture too?

Alex: Only if you're single.

Rhonda: I've been married 16 years, but nothing's written in stone.

  • It means that [being married] can change.. that, something is subject to change, not guaranteed to be permanent.
    – user30379
    Aug 14, 2017 at 16:30

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This is a reference to an event in the bible (Exodus, 31:18) where God presents Moses with the ten commandments, written in tablets of stone.

The ten commandments are a fundamental part of the rules of Judaism, so if you say something is written in tablets of stone, it means that it's a rule that cannot be changed.

"Nothing's written in [tablets of] stone" means that the rules can be changed.

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    Interesting. Of course the part about immutability is spot on, but I had always assumed the phrase was more generic, and could refer to, say, a marble statue just as easily as the Ten Commandments. Now I'm curious.
    – J.R.
    Aug 14, 2017 at 22:10

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