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Affair Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Affair

Please enjoy these Affair Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

When people get married because they think
it's a long-time love affair,
they'll be divorced very soon,
because all love affairs end in disappointment.
But marriage is a recognition of a spiritual identity.
- Joseph Campbell

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A man's dying is more his survivor's affair than his own.
- Thomas Mann

I travel not to go anywhere, but to go.
I travel for travel's sake.
The great affair is to move.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

No man is responsible for his father.
That was entirely his mother's affair.
- Margaret Turnbull

 

Hatred is an affair of the heart; contempt that of the head.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Women's rights is not only an abstraction,
a cause; it is also a personal affair.
It is not only about us; it is also about me and you.
Just the two of us.
- Toni Morrison

Let your religion be less of a theory and more of a love affair.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

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Death is a very dull, dreary affair,
and my advice to you is to have nothing whatsoever to do with it.
- W. Somerset Maugham

I wrote the very first stories in science fiction which
dealt with homosexuality,
The World Well Lost and Affair With a Green Monkey.
- Theodore Sturgeon

When you've finished a piece of work you've had a kind of love affair with it.
- Rose Tremain

Many are called but few are chosen.
There are sayings of Christ which suggest that the
Church he came to establish will always be a minority affair.
- Edward Norman

Because of an adulterous affair I shall leave office in November.
- James McGreevey

The truth is that I am enslaved...
in one vast love affair with 70 children.
- Sylvia Ashton-Warner

I have always considered that choosing a companion
for life was a very important affair and that my happyness
or misery in this life depended on the choice.
- Ezra Cornell

Whenever I did a good performance, my Dad and my uncles,
who were rabid movie fans, took me to the movies.
There began my underlying love affair with film.
- Mel Torme

An extraordinary affair.
I gave them their orders and they wanted to stay and discuss them.
- Duke of Wellington

Good actors can sort of see into people and immediately
you have a chemistry with them or not.
It's like an affair with no mess.
- John Cusack

A poet never takes notes.
You never take notes in a love affair.
- Robert Frost

Olivier said that drama is an affair of the heart,
or it's nothing, and he was right.
- Pam Gems

Wasted Days and Wasted Nights, it's about days very
wrongly invested in a love affair.
- Freddy Fender

Good courage in a bad affair is half of the evil overcome.
- Titus Maccius Plautus

Basically it's the core story.
About a guy having an affair with the mother of the
girl he falls in love with.
- Buck Henry

An affair now and then is good for a marriage.
It adds spice, stops it from getting boring...
I ought to know.
- Bette Davis

The End of the Affair is almost like a play.
- Neil Jordan

There are four stages in a marriage.
First there's the affair,
then the marriage,
then children
and finally the fourth stage,
without which you cannot know a woman, the divorce.
- Norman Mailer

Most of the time I spent in America,
I was having a love affair with some American or other.
I was just passing through but stayed because of these chaps.
- Julie Christie

I sort of have a love affair with my work.
Many of us work far too hard and we don't put enough value in the epicurean,
sensual part of life.
- Kim Cattrall

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 Louis Stevenson

When he's late for dinner, I know he's either having
an affair or is lying dead in the street.
I always hope it's the street.
- Jessica Tandy

An affair wants to spill, to share its glory with the world.
No act is so private it does not seek applause.
- John Updike

What a day-to-day affair life is.
- Jules Laforgue

We all become great explorers during our first few days in a new city,
or a new love affair.
- Mignon McLaughlin

When a writer talks about his work, he's talking about a love affair.
- Alfred Kazin

I have always felt that a man's religion was his personal and private affair.
- Leverett Saltonstall

I engaged in an adult consensual affair with another man.
- James McGreevey

Guy Rivers, a conventional piece as regards the love
affair which makes a part of the plot,
is a tale of deadly strife between the laws of Georgia and a fiendish bandit.
- Carl Clinton Van Doren

The only love affair I have ever had was with music.
- Maurice Ravel

Because of the love affair between the American public and the stock market,
it is possible for entrepreneurs, technological visionaries
and inventors of every sort to get financing.
- Ron Chernow

Having an affair with an intern is just an incredibly stupid thing to do.
- Bradley Whitford

Life's an awfully lonesome affair.
You come into the world alone and you go out of the
world alone yet it seems to me you are more alone while
living than even going and coming.
- Emily Carr

The academy awards in England; it's a classy affair as well.
- Brenda Blethyn

Historically, filmmakers always fall in love with every frame,
but now that even neophytes are given final cut,
this love affair carries with it serious economic implications.
- Peter Bart

Romantic love is an illusion.
Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love
affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead
us into marriage and then turn down their flames.
- Thomas Moore

The Christian use of religion as a personal love affair both shocked me,
and attracted me.
- Lionel Blue

Though the Jazz Age continued it became less and less an affair of youth.
The sequel was like a children's party taken over by the elders.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

Oh, Mr Coward, sir - I could never have an affair with you,
because you remind me of my father!
- Kenneth More

Everything can be killed except nostalgia for the kingdom,
we carry it in the color of our eyes,
in every love affair, in everything that deeply torments and unties and tricks.
- Julio Cortazar

I had started my love affair with Wimbledon.
- John Newcombe

I know I will never have an affair with a married man again.
- Monica Lewinsky

It was a struggle treating Claude Rains as my lover,
but we were friendly.
It was no great love affair.
- Gloria Stuart

Success is a public affair.
Failure is a private funeral.
- Rosalind Russell

I'm just writin' about my little ol' love affair.
- Merle Haggard

Tomorrow I shall be sixty-nine, but I do not seem to care.
I did not start the affair, and I have not been consulted about it at any step.
- William Dean Howells

We really need to get over this love affair with the
fetus and start worrying about children.
- Joycelyn Elders

I was in Europe and it was at this stage that I fell
in love with Americans in uniform.
And I continue to have that love affair.
- Madeleine Albright

There are certain queer times and occasions in this
strange mixed affair we call life when a man takes
his whole universe for a vast practical joke.
- Herman Melville

I won't write my autobiography because I never had
an affair with Frank Sinatra,
and if I had had, I wouldn't tell anyone.
- Celia Johnson

I was too old for a paper route, too young for Social
Security and too tired for an affair.
- Erma Bombeck

The practice mirror is to be used for the correction of faults,
not for a love affair, and the figure you watch should
not become your dearest friend.
- Agnes de Mille

I have to make this love affair believable enough.
It's very European.
- Chita Rivera

One reason we lasted so long is that we usually played
two people who were very much in love.
As we were realistic actors, we became those two people.
So we had a divertissement: I had an affair with him,
and he with me.
- Lynn Fontanne

Odd, the years it took to learn one simple fact:
that the prize just ahead,
the next job, publication, love affair,
marriage always seemed to hold the key to satisfaction but never,
in the longer run, sufficed.
- Carolyn Heilbrun

He comes to London and gets a job in a nightclub,
a gay club, where he's known as Straight Dave by the bar staff -
and no one believes he's as straight as he claims to be.
He meets the daughter of the club manager,
and he has an affair with her.
- Neil Tennant

It was OK for the media to pursue Former President
Clinton year after year for lying about a private,
consensual sexual affair, but we have five justices
who committed one of the biggest crimes in American History,
and it ceased to be a big story.
- Vincent Bugliosi

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

In Lincoln's day a President's religion was a very private affair.
There were no public prayer meetings,
no attempts to woo the Religious Right.
Few of Lincoln's countrymen knew anything at all of his religious beliefs.
- David Herbert Donald

Our guiding principle was that design is neither an
intellectual nor a material affair,
but simply an integral part of the stuff of life,
necessary for everyone in a civilized society.
- Walter Gropius

As the unity of the modern world becomes increasingly
a technological rather than a social affair,
the techniques of the arts provide the most valuable
means of insight into the real direction of our own collective purposes.
- Marshall McLuhan

So here, at Arsenal, we are often surprised when we
are shown some of the newspapers,
and at the bottom of an article there is a line saying
if you know of anyone who had an affair with a player,
call this number.
It is very strange to us.
- Dennis Bergkamp

Authors change publishers because it's like being married
for a long time and suddenly you want to go out and have a wild affair!
No, not seriously, sometimes the deal is more interesting with a new publisher,
and other times they have more enthusiasm for your books.
- Jackie Collins

If it's not some daring, dangerous affair,
it's just not interesting, or so it seems.
So, here you have two people - a famous American iconic couple -
who actually like each other sexually,
in marriage.
Imagine.
- Shelley Long


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