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  • I cannot here avoid giving my most decided sufferage in favour of the moral qualities of maniacs. I have no where met, excepting in romances, with fonder husbands, more affectionate parents, more impassioned . . . than in the lunatic asylum, during their intervals of calmness and reason.

  • Seriously. Who needed a real lover when you had a handsome, affectionate man who adored you, put a beautiful house over your head, gave you a great job, lavished you with fabulous clothes, shoes, purses and jewelry and would never break your heart?

    Beautiful   Jobs   Real  
    Kristen Ashley (2012). “Play it Safe”, p.123, Rock Chick LLC
  • A kind word will give more pleasure than a present.

    Giving   Kind   Pleasure  
  • My personal view is very simple: What happens in your bedroom, it's up to you. If you want to use gay marriage as an affectionate kind of thing you're doing, do it.

    Gay   Simple   Views  
  • Let people realize clearly that every time they threaten someone or humiliate or unnecessarily hurt or dominate or reject another human being, they become forces for the creation of psychopathology, even if these be small forces. Let them recognize that every person who is kind, helpful, decent, psychologically democratic, affectionate, and warm, is a psychotheraputic force, even though a small one.

    Hurt   People   Helpful  
  • There is scarcely room for doubt that something in the psychological relation of a mother-in-law to a son-in-law breeds hostility between them and makes it hard for them to live together. But the fact that in civilized societies mothers-in-law are such a favourite subject for jokes seems to me to suggest that the emotional relation involved includes sharply contrasted components. I believe, that is, that this relation is in fact an 'ambivalent' one, composed of conflicting affectionate and hostile impulses.

    Mother   Believe   Son  
    Sigmund Freud (2003). “Totem and Taboo”, p.17, Routledge
  • Whence, if ever, shall come the actualityOf a voice speaking the mind's knowing,The sunlight bright on the green windowshade,And the self articulate, affectionate, and flowing,Ease, warmth, light, the utter showing,When in the white bed all things are made.

    Voice   White   Knowing  
    Delmore Schwartz (1967). “Selected Poems (1938-1958): Summer Knowledge”, p.52, New Directions Publishing
  • I simply contend that the middle-class ideal which demands that people be affectionate, respectable, honest and content, that they avoid excitements and cultivate serenity is the ideal that appeals to me, it is in short the ideal of affectionate family life, of honorable business methods.

    Class   People   Serenity  
    Gertrude Stein (2016). “Three Lives”, p.250, Simon and Schuster
  • The Italians are not passionate: passion has deep reserves. They are easily moved, and often affectionate, but they rarely have any abiding passion of any sort.

    D. H. Lawrence, Michael Squires (2002). “Lady Chatterley's Lover and A Propos of 'Lady Chatterley's Lover'”, p.260, Cambridge University Press
  • The world is a den of thieves, and night is falling. Evil breaks its chains and runs through the world like a mad dog. The poison affects us all. No one escapes. Therefore let us be happy while we are happy. Let us be kind, generous, affectionate and good. It is necessary and not at all shameful to take pleasure in the little world.

    Running   Dog   Fall  
    "Fictional character: Ekdahlska huset - Gustav Adolf Ekdahl". "Fanny and Alexander", 1982.
  • "Walter," she said, looking full upon him with her affectionate eyes, "like you, I hope for better things. I will pray for them, and believe that they will arrive."

    Charles Dickens (1858). “Dombey and Son ... With frontispiece by H. K. Browne”, p.162
  • It is a gentle and affectionate thought, that in immeasurable height above us, at our first birth, the wreath of love was woven with sparkling stars for flowers.

    Stars   Flower   Woven  
    Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Henry Nelson Coleridge (1854). “The complete works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge: With an introductory essay upon his philosophical and theological opinions”, p.531
  • The affectionate farce I make of him ignores the ways I feel his lack of love for me. But we are managing.

    Lorrie Moore (2012). “Who Will Run the Frog Hospital”, p.4, Vintage
  • Piglet was so excited at the idea of being Useful that he forgot to be frightened any more, and when Rabbit went on to say that Kangas were only Fierce during the winter months, being at other times of an Affectionate Disposition, he could hardly sit still, he was so eager to begin being useful at once.

    Winter   Ideas   Piglet  
    A A Milne (1998). “Cn Pooh 12-Copy Slipcase #06: Ams - Kanga & Baby Roo Comes to the Forest”, Dutton Books
  • I say yes to the hot bath and the sandwich - to getting ourselves into the best possible mental shape to identify and then fight the necessary fights from the best possible mind-state: calm, loving, affectionate, precise. Not pushovers but also not zealots. With the idea in mind that "our enemies" are not our enemies; they might seem like that in their present form but that form can morph. We really are large, and really do contain multitudes. But I think it all has to start with a kindly presence of mind, and the aspiration to affection for others.

  • There is nothing so lowering to one's self-esteem as the affectionate contempt of a beloved cat.

  • The happiness of life may be greatly increased by small courtesies in which there is no parade, whose voice is too still to tease, and which manifest themselves by tender and affectionate looks, and little kind acts of attention.

    Kindness   Voice   Looks  
  • Greatness is the aggregation of minuteness; nor can its sublimity be felt truthfully by any mind unaccustomed to the affectionate watching of what is least.

    John Ruskin (1868). “pt. VI: Of leaf beauty. pt. VII: Of cloud beauty. pts. VIII-IX: Of ideas of relation”, p.186
  • I will never say a bad word about 'One Tree Hill'. The entire shape of my world changed because of that show, so I'll always be very affectionate toward it.

    Tree   World   Shapes  
    "EXCLUSIVE Hilarie Burton on 'Tree Hill' exit: 'It wasn't a rash decision'". Interview with Michael Ausiello, May 14, 2009.
  • We are still so close, David and I. We were at a party the other day at my mum's house and I was sitting on his lap. We're very affectionate. And I looked at him and thought after being married for 11 years! We were the only couple who were even near each other at that party. We're soul mates.

    Couple   Party   Years  
    " Exclusive: Victoria Beckham Tells All". Interview with Kevin Sessums, October 6, 2010.
  • Jarrell was not so much a father . . . as an affectionate encyclopedia.

  • There never was a tonic that would cure more social ailments than a healthy, happy home. There never was a greater source of social stability than an affectionate and understanding family. There never was a better way of helping children to happiness than the close confidence of wise and loving and responsible parents.

    Wise   Children   Home  
  • The most lasting reputation I have is for an almost ferocious aggressiveness, when in fact I am amiable, indulgent, affectionate, shy and rather timid at heart.

    Heart   Shy   Facts  
  • He had an affectionate heart. He must love somebody.

    Jane Austen (2011). “Persuasion: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)”, p.114, Penguin
  • A correct answer is like an affectionate kiss, Goethe said; a correct answer, Gertrude would have said, is like a slap in the face.

    Randall Jarrell (2010). “Pictures from an Institution: A Comedy”, p.68, University of Chicago Press
  • The most affectionate creature in the world is a wet dog.

    Funny   Dog   Humor  
    Ambrose Bierce (2001). “The Unabridged Devil's Dictionary”, p.13, University of Georgia Press
  • But Catherine did not know her own advantages - did not know that a good-looking girl, with an affectionate heart and a very ignorant mind, cannot fail of attracting a clever young man, unless circumstances are particularly untoward.

    Girl   Clever   Heart  
    Jane Austen (2009). “Northanger Abbey”, p.69, Wild Jot Press
  • Be a good human being, a warmhearted, affectionate person. That is my fundamental belief.

  • Turkeys know their names, come when you call, and are totally affectionate. They're better than teenagers.

  • Few misfortunes can befall a boy which bring worse consequence than to have a really affectionate mother.

    Funny   Mother   Boys  
    Writer's Notebook (1949) p. 27 (written in 1896)
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