Quotes About Affairs

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W. Somerset Maugham
“How can I be reasonable? To me our love was everything and you were my whole life. It is not very pleasant to realize that to you it was only an episode.”
W. Somerset Maugham, The Painted Veil

Amy Sedaris
“Don't leave a piece of jewelry at his house so you can go back and get it later; he may be with his real girlfriend.”
Amy Sedaris, I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence

Anirban Bose
“The desire to love someone always exceeds the desire to be loved by someone & that's exactly why we end up loving the person who doesn't deserve that LOVE.”
Anirban Bose, Bombay Rains, Bombay Girls

W. Somerset Maugham
“Was it necessary to tell me that you wanted nothing in the world but me?'

The corners of his mouth drooped peevishly.

Oh, my dear, it's rather hard to take quite literally the things a man says when he's in love with you.'

Didn't you mean them?'

At the moment.”
W. Somerset Maugham, The Painted Veil

Benjamin Franklin
“In the Affairs of this World Men are saved, not by Faith,
but by the Lack of it.”
Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack

Roman Payne
“Women writers make for rewarding (and efficient) lovers. They are clever liars to fathers and husbands; yet they never hold their tongues too long, nor keep ardent typing fingers still.”
Roman Payne, Rooftop Soliloquy

Cassandra Clare
“Tell me,” Isabelle said.“Who it was. That my father had the affair with.”
Cassandra Clare, City of Lost Souls

Roman Payne
“We were hooked when we woke.
We had arms for each other.
But I yearned to resume
My dreams of another.”
Roman Payne

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Some men can love forever, some for six years, some for six months, and others for six hours.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

W. Somerset Maugham
“She says it's really not very flattering to her that the women who fall in love with her husband are so uncommonly second-rate.”
W. Somerset Maugham, The Painted Veil

“well, there were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded
-Diana, Princess of Wales”
Cathy Lowne, Speeches That Changed The World

Mohsin Hamid
“And I ask myself what it is about me that makes this wonderful, beautiful woman return. Is it because I'm pathetic, helpless in my current state, completely dependent on her? Or is it my sense of humour, my willingness to tease her, to joke my way into painful, secret places? Do I help her understand herself? Do I make her happy? Do I do something for her that her husband and son can't do? Has she fallen in love with me?

As the days pass and I continue to heal, my body knitting itself back together, I begin to allow myself to think that she has.”
Mohsin Hamid, Moth Smoke

Jonathan Safran Foer
“He spent the next weeks blocking scenes of the bureaucrat fucking his wife. On the floor with cooking ingredients. Standing, with socks still on. In the grass of the yard of their new and immense house. He imagined her making noises she never made for him and feeling pleasures he could never provide because the bureaucrat was a man, and he was not a man. Does she suck his penis? he wondered. I know this is a silly thought, a thought that will only bring me pain, but I can't free myself of it. And when she sucks his penis, because she must, what is he doing? Is he pulling her hair back to watch? Is he touching her chest? Is he thinking of someone else? I'll kill him if he is.
Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is Illuminated

Oliver Markus
“Being faithful and monogamous is not natural for human beings. It takes work. Deep down we all know that. We have all been tempted to stray at some point or another. Even when it was only a fleeting thought and we didn't act on it. Every time we acknowledge that someone of the opposite sex is "attractive" or "sexy" we are doing nothing other than pointing out that they would be a suitable mate. Not acting on that natural impulse to want to mate with a viable mating partner requires a conscious decision. It's a constant struggle between what your body wants, and what the civilized part of your brain says you should do, in order to avoid the negative consequences of cheating on your spouse and ruining your long-term relationship. That's why affairs, and extra-marital sex, are often referred to as "a moment of weakness.”
Oliver Markus, Why Men And Women Can't Be Friends

Dejan Stojanovic
“Serious affairs and history are carefully laid snares for the uninformed.”
Dejan Stojanovic, The Sun Watches the Sun

Graham Greene
“His question reminded me of how easy he had been to deceive, so easy that he seemed to me almost a conniver at his wife's unfaithfulness, as the man who leaves loose banknotes in a hotel bedroom connives at theft, and I hated him for the very quality which had once helped my love.”
Graham Greene, The End of the Affair

William Trevor
“He should in humility have asked her why it was that he was naturally a cuckold, why two women of different temperaments and characters had been inspired to have lovers at his expense. He should be telling her, with the warmth of her body warming his, that his second wife had confessed to greater sexual pleasure when she remembered that she was deceiving him.”
William Trevor

J.M. Coetzee
“In a sudden and soundless eruption, as if he has fallen into a waking dream, a stream of images pours down, images of women he has known on two continents, some from so far away in time that he barely recognizes them. Like leaves blown on the wind, pell-mell, they pass before him. A fair field full of folk: hundreds of lives all tangled with his. He holds his breath, willing the vision to continue.

What has happened to them, all those women, all those lives? Are there moments when they too, or some of them, are plunged without warning into the ocean of memory? The German girl: is it possible that at this very instant she is remembering the man who picked her up on the roadside in Africa and spent the night with her?

Enriched: that was the word the newspapers picked on to jeer at. A stupid word to let slip, under the circumstances, yet now, at this moment, he would stand by it. By Melanie, by the girl in Touws River; by Rosalind, Bev Shaw, Soraya: by each of them he was enriched, and by the others too, even the least of them, even the failures. Like a flower blooming in his breast, his heart floods with thankfulness.”
J.M. Coetzee, Disgrace

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Betrayal is advancing myself at the expense of the one who I committed myself to advance.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Amit Kalantri
“In modern times couples are more concerned about loyalty than love.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

“Getting even… Why do we want it in the first place?
Is it a question of honor, nothing but an attempt to teach other people not to mess with us, or something else?

Or… maybe it is just our way to make everything right when the Universe fails to do so.
Our way to make the world right itself.”
Gina Wings, Secrets of a Perfect Hair Color: Adventures of an Urban Woman

“In a perfect scenario, we'd all know our opponents… but the thing is… maybe it is even more important to know yourself… because, you shall pull it through, as long as you're well aware of what is it you're capable of pulling through in the first place.”
Gina Wings, Secrets of a Perfect Hair Color: Adventures of an Urban Woman

“If it seems perfect, you're being played with.”
Gina Wings, Secrets of a Perfect Hair Color: Adventures of an Urban Woman

“Playing someone… the concept of pulling strings at all times, without the other party knowing, or even suspecting anything. Why do we do it?
Because we can.”
Gina Wings, Secrets of a Perfect Hair Color: Adventures of an Urban Woman

“It was an instant-fix afternoon quickie, and the Architect was a master of the kind. After I locked my front door after him, still radiant from recent orgasmic thrill, I had it all figured out: love yourself. Take care of yourself. Nurture yourself. Have your needs met; and everything will fit in its space. Eventually, if not earlier.
Yet, there was one thing I was unable to grasp:
How come men can do the nasty with their shoes on (how do they take their pants off?), yet they never fail to take off their handwatches?”
Gina Wings, Secrets of a Perfect Hair Color: Adventures of an Urban Woman

“it is funny how things are always perfect as long as you keep quiet. And then, what's the point in having an awesome lover when you do not let yourself admit it, even to your closest friends? And, if you do not kiss and tell, are your affairs real, or nothing more than bedroom distractions; check-in before midnight, check-out before 9 AM?”
Gina Wings, Secrets of a Perfect Hair Color: Adventures of an Urban Woman

“There reaches a time when it is betrayal for a woman to sleep with her husband.”
Wheston Chancellor Grove, Who Has Known Heights

Steven Magee
“Police internal affairs are in the business of protecting corrupt and incompetent police officers from prosecution due to the extensive range of laws that they have blatantly broken.”
Steven Magee

Cathy Burnham Martin
“Extra-marital affairs become things of legend… and often the undoing of legends… and mere mortals.”
Cathy Burnham Martin, The Bimbo Has Brains: And Other Freaky Facts

“Seeing the bride and the groom on the wedding stage in an internet age, two common questions silently crop up in many attendees’ mind i.e First, how long this marital relationship will last?& second, how many love affairs each of them would have in the past ?.”
Anuj Somany

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