I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art.
The moment we indulge our affections, the earth is metamorphosed, there is no winter and no night; all tragedies, allennuis, vanish, - all duties even.
Caresses, expressions of one sort or another, are necessary to the life of the affections as leaves are to the life of a tree. If they are wholly restrained, love will die at the roo
Affection, like melancholy, magnifiestrifles; but the magnifying of the one is like looking through a telescope at heavenly objects; that of the other, like enlarging monsters with a microscop
A woman's life is a history of the affections.
The affections are like lightning: you cannot tell where they will strike till they have fallen.
Talk not of wasted affection; affection never was wasted.
I never met a man I didn't like.
All my life affection has been showered upon me, and every forward step I have made has been taken in spite of it.
A slight touch of friendly malice and amusement towards those we love keeps our affections for them from turning flat.
Affection between adults - if they are really adult in mind and not merely grown up children - and creatures so relatively selfish and cruel as children necessarily are without knowing it or meaning it, cannot be called natural
Love is what makes two people sit in the middle of a bench when there is plenty of room at both ends
Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.
The best way to hold a man is in your arms.
I want to be very close to someone I respect and admire and have somebody who feels the same way about me.