Affairs Quotes

Quotes tagged as "affairs" (showing 1-30 of 99)
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

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

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

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

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

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

Noorilhuda
“She waited for a man who would marvel her with his intellect, wit and physique, all at the same time. Someone who would beguile her, unnerve her, possess her, and claim her and then make her jealous with deceit and accusations. Someone who wouldn’t bore her after a few hours of company. Someone who wouldn’t be distracted by someone younger than her - even at that age, she had her insecurities........ She waited for a man who would be worth a chase and a challenge, who would beguile her and ravage her, and be true to her. She was no fool. She knew the limitations of affectation and ceremonial overtures between husband and wife. She knew the limits of compatibility, being put off by a few of her suitors instantly. She knew that love was not a guarantee to lifetime of happiness. She knew the importance of money and it’s effect on men. She knew the value of having the best in jewelry, clothes and company, for a person was judged accordingly, and if one wished to be a success, one had to look the part. And that required continuity of resources, not affection. But still she waited. She waited for a man who would surprise her beyond her expectations. She waited for a man who would be magical. She waited for a man who would never come.”
Noorilhuda, The Governess

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

D.L. Hess
“I’m not going to deny that I want to fuck you. I can’t promise a future or that I’ll be some sniveling boyfriend who pines away after you once I go back to L.A. But I will say that I have plans for you if you say yes.

“I can promise you that I’m going to take you to new heights that you’ve never imagined. That I’ll make you feel pleasure so intense that you forget your name. I’ll fuck you so good, for so long that the only thing you’ll crave is my hands on your skin, my cock deep in your pussy.

“If you let me, Tori, I’ll open up a whole new world to you. I’ll make you fly.”
D.L. Hess, Sir

Steven Magee
“The most dangerous thing in life is an incompetent that has been given a gun and a law enforcement badge.”
Steven Magee

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

Dada Bhagwan
“Do not keep control over household affairs. The one who keeps control has to wander around. The unusable money [torn notes, ruined coins] are offered as homage in prayer rituals! ‘Live’ as a ‘friend’ with the ‘wife’. You are her ‘friend’ and she is your ‘friend’.”
Dada Bhagwan

Robert  Black
“A man must get his affairs in order, even if he lives five minutes ahead of them.”
Robert Black

Iris Murdoch
“Mercifully one forgets one's love affairs as one forgets one's dreams.”
Iris Murdoch, The Sea, the Sea

Steven Magee
“It is a sad state of affairs in the USA that for the sick and the poor that jail offers better benefits than the freedom of no healthcare, bills that cannot be paid and starvation.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“Police Internal Affairs departments are so corrupt that you cannot believe anything that they say.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“The most dishonest group of people that I have met in life are working in law enforcement.”
Steven Magee

“Affection is the environment of the marriage, while sex is an event. Affection is a way of life, a canopy that covers and protects a marriage. It's a direct and convincing expression of care that gives the event of sex a more appropriate context. Most women need affection before sex means much to them.”
Willard F. Harley Jr., His Needs, Her Needs: Building an Affair-Proof Marriage

“Why should we make love?” If the husband is honest, he will answer with something to the effect that making love relieves his sexual craving. But the answer of most wives is very different. She will say that sex helps her feel closer to her husband. For her, it is all about intimacy and emotional bonding.”
Willard F. Harley Jr., His Needs, Her Needs: Building an Affair-Proof Marriage

Julian Barnes
“Nowadays, at the other end of life, I have a rule of thumb about whether or not two people are having an affair: if you think they might be, then they definitely are.”
Julian Barnes, The Only Story

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