Though the Jazz Age continued, it became less and less of an affair of youth. The sequel was like a children's party taken over by the elders.
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
Reading is not a straightforward linear movement, a merely cumulative affair: our initial speculations generate a frame of reference within which to interpret what comes next, but what comes next may retrospectively transform our original understanding, highlighting some features of it and backgrounding others.terry eagleton
In every affair consider what precedes and what follows, and then undertake it.
Who wants to be a millionaire? And go to ev'ry swell affair?Cole Porter
He not only knew a lot about foreign affairs, he was a foreign affair.
I had had an affair with the moon, in which there was neither sin nor shame.Laurence Sterne
For my part,Itravel not to go anywhere, but to go.Itravel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move.Robert Louis Stevenson
When you’ve parked the second car in the garage, and installed the hot tub, and skied in Colorado, and wind-surfed in the Caribbean, when you’ve had your first love affair and your second and your third, the question will remain, where does the dream end for me?mario cuomo
If Lincoln had an affair with a slave woman, it would be an outrage, but when Clinton does it with one of his staff, everyone is okay with it.bob dole
We must stop this love affair with the fetus and start worrying about children.joycelyn elders
It is essential that we raise the image of sex, which is currently seen as a purely biological affair and often portrayed in its worst manifestations, to that of a spiritually based activity.stanislav grof
The great affair, we always find, is to get money.Adam Smith
The sentiment sounded trite, but then didn’t most good sentiments sound trite? It was hard to make goodness – and good people – sound interesting. Yet the good were worthy of note, of course, because they battled and that battle was a great story, whereas the evil were evil because of moral laziness, or weakness, and that was ultimately a dull and uninteresting affair.alexander mccall smith
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
In every affair consider what precedes and what follows, and then undertake it.epictetus
A poet never takes notes. You never take notes in a love affair.robert frost
Whenever you're called on to make up your mind, and you're hampered by not having any, the best way to solve the dilemma, you'll find, is simply by spinning a penny. No not so that chance shall decide the affair while you're passively standing there moping; but the moment the penny is up in the air, you suddenly know what you're hopingpiet hein
Right up until today Pollock takes a lot of mine time... and while you ask ’How much did it take out of me as a creative artist’ I ask simultaneously, ‘What did it give?’ It is a two-way affair at all times. I would give anything to have someone giving me what I was able to give Pollock.lee krasner
The affair simply amounted to this, that they were to eat their dinner uncomfortably in a field instead of comfortably in the dining room.Anthony Trollope
I can understand companionship. I can understand bought sex in the afternoon, but I cannot understand the love affair.gore vidal
The idea of any social obligation [...] just the idea of it embarasses my thoughts for a day, and sometimes it's since the day before that I worry, and don't sleep well, and the real affair, when it happens, is absolutely insignificant and justifies nothing; and the case repeats itself and I never learn to learn.
the European bourgeoisie took the momentous steps of co-opting on behalf of both marriage and work the pleasures hitherto pessimistically or perhaps realistically confined, by aristocrats, to the subsidiary realms of the love affair and the hobby.Alain de Botton
I say: liberate yourself as far as you can, and you have done your part; for it is not given to every one to break through all limits, or, more expressively, not to everyone is that a limit which is a limit for the rest. Consequently, do not tire yourself with toiling at the limits of others; enough if you tear down yours. [...] He who overturns one of his limits may have shown others the way and the means; the overturning of their limits remains their affair.