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.
A great partyought nottobe brought down because of a squalid affair between a woman of easy virtue and a proved liar.Hailsham, Quintin (McGarel) Hogg, 2nd Viscount
Liebe zu sich selbst ist immer derAnfang eines romanhaften Lebens. Self-love is always the beginning of a novelistic affair.thomas mann
The affair between Margot Asquith and Margot Asquith will live as one of the prettiest love stories in all literature.Margot Asquith
To me, women's lib was mainly a white, upper-middle class affair of little use to a reservation Indian woman.mary brave bird
I shudder at the very thought of being born again into this world. Life to me . . . has been a monstrous, painful, agonizing affair, and the idea of repeating such an existence - even if better in a way - is horrifying to me. . . . I gratefully look forward to oblivion, but I must be sure of it.taylor caldwell
Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. And my advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it.
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.fernando pessoa
Schinkel's aesthetic was not a crudely materialistic "truth to material" affair… but rather an attempt to inform iron and other industrial materials with an appropriate beauty through the direct collaboration of the artist in the manufacturing process.karl friedrich schinkel
The imagination eulogized by Baudelaire is in his own case more often than not a synonym for desire or despair. His critical exigencies are, like those of the profoundly sick man that he was, harsh and imperative and illusory in the sense of release temporarily obtained. Yet imagination is also the faculty that gives Baudelaire a royal sense of equality with other creative artists; he uses his status as a poet to boost his activities as a critic, claiming, with total justification in his case, that criticism is a creative affair, a fine rather than applied art.Charles Baudelaire
I do not know how the affair at Canterbury is generally considered; but I have heard individuals of all parties and all opinions speak of it and never without merriment or indignation. Fifty years hence, the black laws of Connecticut will be a greater source of amusement to the antiquarian, than her famous blue laws.lydia maria child
Behind their fluffy rhetoric about free trade and free markets lurks a hostility toward freedom for ordinary people and a love affair with police and prisons .david mcnally
A declaration of war on the masses by higher men is needed! ... Everything that makes soft and effeminate, that serves the end of the people or the feminine, works in favor of universal suffrage, i.e. the domination of the inferior men. But we should take reprisal and bring this whole affair to light and the bar of judgment.friedrich nietzsche
Whatever happens, I shall never be alone, I shall always have a fare, an affair, or a revolution.stephen spender
In conceptual art the idea or concept is the most important aspect of the work . . . all planning and decisions are made beforehand and the execution is a perfunctory affair. The idea becomes the machine that makes the art.
Behind their fluffy rhetoric about free trade and free markets lurks a hostility toward freedom for ordinary people and a love affair with police and prisons .
A short story is a love affair, a novel is a marriage. A short story is a photograph; a novel is a film.”
God , Most High, is the very one who Himself affirms His unity by the tongue of whatever of His creatures He wishes. If He Himself affirms His unity by my tongue, it is He and His affair. Otherwise, brother, I have nothing to do with affirming God's Unity.
The one who attended a matter and disliked it, is as the one who was absent; and whoever was not present in an affair yet was pleased with it, is as the one who witnessed it.
Wonderful Originator of the heavens and the earth! And when He decrees an affair, He says to it only, Be, and it is.