Quotation Explorer - 'Affair'

I can understand companionship. I can understand bought sex in the afternoon. I cannot understand the love affair. - Gore Vidal
Our universe is a sorry little affair unless it has in it something for every age to investigate. - Seneca
When you love your work then it isn't work, it's your love affair. - Debasish Mridha
I'm square. My sense of right and wrong makes it very difficult for me to have an affair. I have to be really in love in order to sleep with a man and when I'm really in love I want to be married. - Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor
If two people truly have feelings for one another then they don’t have an affair. They get a divorce and they sort out their feelings. You are accountable for the people you hold hostage in a marriage when your mind and heart refuse to fully commit to them. - Shannon L. Alder
It is symptomatic of the constricting specialism and the oppressive burden of fact of our time that it has been left to the imagination of a novelist, Marguerite Yourcenar, to create the broadest, the most balanced and in many ways the most authentic interpretation of the affair. - Royston Lambert
The affair between Margot Asquith and Margot Asquith will live as one of the prettiest love stories in all literature. - Dorothy Parker
When I say I believe in a square deal i do not mean ... to give every man the best hand. If the cards do not come to any man, or if they do come, and he has not got the power to play them, that is his affair. All I mean is that there shall be no crookedness in the dealing. - Theodore Roosevelt
For my part, i travel not to go anywhere but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move - Robert Davis Stevenson
The perfect love affair is one which is conducted entirely by post. - George Bernard Shaw
The beautiful affair of sun, sky and the sea brings a perfect moment of love, peace and joy - Umair Siddiqui
A love affair with knowledge will never end in heartbreak. - Michael Marino
Physiologically, the union of two opposites is a pleasurable affair. Why should the psyche be any different? - Anthony Marais
Only a fool would be patient enough to stay in a totalitarian love affair, and only the insincere will use anarchy to commit the sin of unfaithfulness. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Moon and earth is the longest known stable love affair known to man kind - Danny Maximus
The process of falling in love at first sight is as final as it is swift in such a case, but the growth of true friendship may be a lifelong affair. - Sarah Orne Jewett
I had a love affair with life, and as is the custom, I will lose, but will regain a greater love with my heavenly Father. - Reverend Ada Slaton Bonds, Cumberland Presbyterian
If we listened to our intellect, we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go into business, because we'd be cynical. Well, that's nonsense. You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down. - Ray Bradbury
Unless a life is activated by sustained purpose it can become a depressingly haphazard affair. - Richard Guggenheimer
We're not responsible, he thought. This planet is a temporary affair. It's whizzing with all kinds of other ones, a whole range of planetary stuff, toward a star in the Milky Way. On that kind of a planet we're not responsible, he thought. - Bertolt Brecht
Why do I always forget that traffic is a social affair? - Stefan Emunds
The teacher pretended that algebra was a perfectly natural affair, to be taken for granted, whereas I didn't even know what numbers were. Mathematics classes became sheer terror and torture to me. I was so intimidated by my incomprehension that I did not dare to ask any questions. - Carl Jung
Writing is an affair of yearning for great voyages and hauling on frayed ropes. - Israel Shenker
A short story is a love affair, a novel is a marriage. A short story is a photograph; a novel is a film. - Lorrie Moore
Death is a very dull, dreary affair, and my advice to you is to have nothing whatsoever to do with it. - W. Somerset Maugham
Don’t make your journey toward success a competition—make it a love affair. - Debasish Mridha
If you love what you do, it isn't your job, it is your love affair. - Debasish Mridha
Life is an affair of mystery; shared with companions of music, dance and poetry. - Shah Asad Rizvi
Salvation is a family affair. - Bruce R. McConkie
No man is responsible for his father. That was entirely his mother's affair.
Make life as a lifelong love affair with yourself. - Debasish Mridha
Since the whole affair had become one of religion, the vanquished were of course exterminated. - Voltaire
A man's dying is more the survivors' affair than his own. - Thomas Mann
All that day she felt as if she were acting in a theatre with better actors than herself, and that her bad performance was spoiling the whole affair. - Leo Tolstoy
To be a poet is a love affair, not a desire to dare. - Debasish Mridha
Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. And my advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it. - W. Somerset Maugham
Are there anything more dishonourable and more coward than not marching in front of the army after taking the decision of war as a politician? Sending others for dying but keeping himself in safety is the affair of the low man only! - Mehmet Murat ildan
I now view life as a complex and unpredictable affair that cannot be mastered. It can be embraced. It can be negotiated more or less skillfully. But mastered? Not a chance. - Gary Hayden
The world, dear Agnes, is a strange affair. - Molière
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