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Quotes About Affairs

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kate Chisman
“I watched you try on suits in Hugo Boss.‘For the big job,’ you said. And I laughed, because I knew I would never see it. I’d never get up and watch you put it on and walk out of the door. I would never be the one that you came home to.”
Kate Chisman

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

Kate Chisman
“In the morning, that moment, when I knew it was you. When I could feel you breathing and we opened our eyes at the exact same time.”
Kate Chisman

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

“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

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“A love affair is like a short story--it has a beginning, a middle, and an end. The beginning was easy, the middle might drag, invaded by commonplace, but the end, instead of being decisive and well knit with that element of revelatory surprise as a well-written story should be, it usually dissipated in a succession of messy and humiliating anticlimaxes.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald

Habeeb Akande
“Fish in another man's pond and you will catch crabs.”
Habeeb Akande

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

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

Habeeb Akande
“Never speak about private affairs for the general public to hear.”
Habeeb Akande

Kate Chisman
“You talked over the tour guide who pointed to houses and windows. Showing us where people had lived and died and other people now stayed in their place. Just like a broken heart."
- Adieu”
Kate Chisman

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

Erin Bow
“It's true that when you read YA you rarely have to read about middle-aged men having affairs. Personally I consider that a plus.”
Erin Bow

Joan Connor
“Once when I asked you if you still loved your wife, you said, Love leaves the back door open. Later, you said, Love like a hospital gown opens at the back. And you slipped out.”
Joan Connor, How to Stop Loving Someone

Norman Mailer
“I won't stay in
with married men
any more
said the wise girl
they're too agreeable,
it's a little too much
like curling
up
with the good book.

You mean
a
good book

Oh, dear,
did I say
the
good book
sighed the witch.”
Norman Mailer, Deaths For The Ladies

Shannon L. Alder
“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

James Salter
“Jivan: You think when you have love that love is easy to find, that everyone has it. It's not true. It's very hard to find.
Nedra: I haven't been looking for it.
Jivan: It's like a tree...It takes a long time to grow. It has roots very deep, and these roots stretch out a long way, farther than you know. You can't cut it, just like that.”
James Salter, Light Years

Israelmore Ayivor
“You don't need a prophet to wake you up from your bed; you need no archbishop to describe the size of your spoon for you. Remember, you are in the center of management of your own affairs when the time comes for you to act!”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

Gisela Hausmann
“Affairs are the stuff movies are made of; flings are for TV.”
Gisela Hausmann, Naked Determination,41 Stories About Overcoming Fear

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