Best Quotes About Affair

Humor is perhaps a sense of intellectual perspective: an awareness that some things are really important, others not; and that the two kinds are most oddly jumbled in everyday affairs. -Christopher Morley

I desire so to conduct the affairs of this administration that if at the end… I have lost every other friend on earth, I shall at least have one friend left, and that friend shall be down inside of me. -Abraham Lincoln

Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage. -Ambrose Bierce

Let your religion be less of a theory and more of a love affair. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move. -Robert Louis Stevenson

Except during the nine months before he draws his first breath, no man manages his affairs as well as a tree does. -George Bernard Shaw

Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety. -Plato

In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted. -Bertrand Russell

There are certain queer times and occasions in this strange mixed affair we call life when a man takes his whole universe for a vast practical joke. -Herman Melville

I was too old for a paper route, too young for Social Security and too tired for an affair. -Erma Bombeck

The practice mirror is to be used for the correction of faults, not for a love affair, and the figure you watch should not become your dearest friend. -Agnes de Mille

Just how difficult it is to write biography can be reckoned by anybody who sits down and considers just how many people know the real truth about his or her love affairs. -Rebecca West

Watching foreign affairs is sometimes like watching a magician; the eye is drawn to the hand performing the dramatic flourishes, leaving the other hand – the one doing the important job – unnoticed. -David K. Shipler

A poet never takes notes. You never take notes in a love affair. -Robert Frost

One reason we lasted so long is that we usually played two people who were very much in love. As we were realistic actors, we became those two people. So we had a divertissement: I had an affair with him, and he with me. -Lynn Fontanne

I think he's informing himself, reaching out and getting ideas and information and advice. I haven't the slightest doubt that internally taking shape in that marvelous brain of his is a philosophy of foreign affairs. But it would be premature to say that one is fully formed. -Theodore C. Sorensen

When he's late for dinner, I know he's either having an affair or is lying dead in the street. I always hope it's the street. -Jessica Tandy

If you lead a country like Britain, a strong country, a country which has taken a lead in world affairs in good times and in bad, a country that is always reliable, then you have to have a touch of iron about you. -Margaret Thatcher

I don't believe I'll ever get credit for anything I do in foreign affairs, no matter how successful it is, because I didn't go to Harvard. -Lyndon B. Johnson

When a writer talks about his work, he's talking about a love affair. -Alfred Kazin

No man should ever lose sleep over public affairs. -Harold MacMillan

There are four stages in a marriage. First there's the affair, then the marriage, then children and finally the fourth stage, without which you cannot know a woman, the divorce. -Norman Mailer

To the stern student of affairs, Beirut is a phenomenon, beguiling perhaps, but quite, quite impossible. -Jan Morris

It's no accident many accuse me of conducting public affairs with my heart instead of my head. Well, what if I do? Those who don't know how to weep with their whole heart don't know how to laugh either. -Golda Meir

He who could foresee affairs three days in advance would be rich for thousands of years. -Thomas Carlyle

Do not be desirous of having things done quickly. Do not look at small advantages. Desire to have things done quickly prevents their being done thoroughly. Looking at small advantages prevents great affairs from being accomplished. -Wilson Mizner

Happiness includes chiefly the idea of satisfaction after full honest effort. No one can possibly be satisfied and no one can be happy who feels that in some paramount affairs he failed to take up the challenge of life. -Arnold Bennett

If we listened to our intellect, we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go into business, because we'd be cynical. Well, that's nonsense. You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down. -Ray Bradbury

People in their handlings of affairs often fail when they are about to succeed. If one remains as careful at the end as he was at the beginning, there will be no failure. -Lao Tzu

Death is a very dull, dreary affair, and my advice to you is to have nothing whatsoever to do with it. -W. Somerset Maugham

There comes a time in the affairs of man when he must take the bull by the tail and face the situation. -W. C. Fields

An affair now and then is good for a marriage. It adds spice, stops it from getting boring… I ought to know. -Bette Davis

Immense power is acquired by assuring yourself in your secret reveries that you were born to control affairs. -Andrew Carnegie

In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result. -James Allen

Do not measure your loss by itself; if you do, it will seem intolerable; but if you will take all human affairs into account you will find that some comfort is to be derived from them. -Saint Basil

The very phrase 'foreign affairs' makes an Englishman convinced that I am about to treat of subjects with which he has no concern. -Benjamin Disraeli

Success is a public affair. Failure is a private funeral. -Rosalind Russell

A total abstainer is one who abstains from everything but abstention, and especially from inactivity in the affairs of others. -Ambrose Bierce

I haven't trusted polls since I read that 62% of women had affairs during their lunch hour. I've never met a woman in my life who would give up lunch for sex. -Erma Bombeck

This is the devilish thing about foreign affairs: they are foreign and will not always conform to our whim. -James Reston

The perfect love affair is one which is conducted entirely by post. -George Bernard Shaw

No man is responsible for his father. That was entirely his mother's affair. -Margaret Turnbull

Do not meddle in the affairs of Wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger. -J. R. R. Tolkien

Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames. -Thomas Moore

When people get married because they think it's a long-time love affair, they'll be divorced very soon, because all love affairs end in disappointment. But marriage is a recognition of a spiritual identity. -Joseph Campbell

When he is late for dinner and I know he must be either having an affair or lying dead in the street, I always hope he's dead. -Judith Viorst

There is a slowness in affairs which ripens them, and a slowness which rots them. -Joseph Roux

The more dubious and uncertain an instrument violence has become in international relations, the more it has gained in reputation and appeal in domestic affairs, specifically in the matter of revolution. -Hannah Arendt

I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn't need any advice from me. With God in charge, I believe everything will work out for the best in the end. So what is there to worry about. -Henry Ford

The worst state of affairs is when science begins to concern itself with art. -Paul Klee

Providence conceals itself in the details of human affairs, but becomes unveiled in the generalities of history. -Alphonse de Lamartine

As long as justice and injustice have not terminated their ever renewing fight for ascendancy in the affairs of mankind, human beings must be willing, when need is, to do battle for the one against the other. -John Stuart Mill

As the unity of the modern world becomes increasingly a technological rather than a social affair, the techniques of the arts provide the most valuable means of insight into the real direction of our own collective purposes. -Marshall McLuhan

The medium is the message. This is merely to say that the personal and social consequences of any medium – that is, of any extension of ourselves – result from the new scale that is introduced into our affairs by each extension of ourselves, or by any new technology. -Marshall McLuhan

Human affairs are not serious, but they have to be taken seriously. -Iris Murdoch

Every man, however wise, needs the advice of some sagacious friend in the affairs of life. -Plautus

A religion that takes no account of practical affairs and does not help to solve them is no religion. -Mahatma Gandhi

I was in Europe and it was at this stage that I fell in love with Americans in uniform. And I continue to have that love affair. -Madeleine Albright

Great love affairs start with Champagne and end with tisane. -Honore de Balzac

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

The truth is that I am enslaved… in one vast love affair with 70 children. -Sylvia Ashton-Warner

In the affairs of this world, men are saved not by faith, but by the want of it. -Benjamin Franklin

It is misery, you know, unspeakable misery for the man who lives alone and who detests sordid, casual affairs; not old enough to do without women, but not young enough to be able to go and look for one without shame! -Luigi Pirandello

Go before the people with your example, and be laborious in their affairs. -Confucius

An extraordinary affair. I gave them their orders and they wanted to stay and discuss them. -Duke of Wellington

Desperate affairs require desperate measures. -Horatio Nelson

I think all foreigners should stop interfering in the internal affairs of Iraq. Those who want to come and help are welcome. Those who come to interfere and destroy are not. -Paul Wolfowitz

The war… was an unnecessary condition of affairs, and might have been avoided if forebearance and wisdom had been practiced on both sides. -Robert E. Lee

Our guiding principle was that design is neither an intellectual nor a material affair, but simply an integral part of the stuff of life, necessary for everyone in a civilized society. -Walter Gropius

Who, then, will govern? The answer must be, Man – for we have no angels in the shape of men, as yet, who are willing to take charge of our political affairs. -Andrew Johnson

The spirit and determination of the people to chart their own destiny is the greatest power for good in human affairs. -Matt Blunt

Odd, the years it took to learn one simple fact: that the prize just ahead, the next job, publication, love affair, marriage always seemed to hold the key to satisfaction but never, in the longer run, sufficed. -Carolyn Gold Heilbrun

Secrecy is the first essential in affairs of state. -Cardinal Richelieu

The only love affair I have ever had was with music. -Maurice Ravel

If it's not some daring, dangerous affair, it's just not interesting, or so it seems. So, here you have two people – a famous American iconic couple – who actually like each other sexually, in marriage. Imagine. -Shelley Long

Make friends with the angels, who though invisible are always with you. Often invoke them, constantly praise them, and make good use of their help and assistance in all your temporal and spiritual affairs. -Saint Francis de Sales

I have always felt that public, commercial and community organisations should be as open as possible about their affairs. They need to be accountable to their owners, their customers, their members and communities and other interest groups. -Laisenia Qarase

World Affairs Councils are great organizations. They help keep people throughout our country alive to important developments in world affairs and underscore that, in the country, we stay engaged and we are part of the world. -George P. Shultz

Your law may be perfect, your knowledge of human affairs may be such as to enable you to apply it with wisdom and skill, and yet without individual acquaintance with men, their haunts and habits, the pursuit of the profession becomes difficult, slow, and expensive. -William Dunbar

The history of mankind is confined within a limited period, and from every quarter brings an intimation that human affairs have had a beginning. -Adam Ferguson

All of our affairs, since the union of crowns, have been managed by the advice of English ministers, and the principal offices of the kingdom filled with such men, as the court of England knew would be subservient to their designs. -Andrew Fletcher

The current neglect of the problem can only irritate this deplorable state of affairs. The Black Muslims should constitute a warning to our society, a warning that must be heeded if we are to preserve the society. -Andrew Goodman

The value of government to the people it serves is in direct relationship to the interest citizens themselves display in the affairs of state. -William Scranton

Twenty can't be expected to tolerate sixty in all things, and sixty gets bored stiff with twenty's eternal love affairs. -Emily Carr

Those nations have a very great responsibility at this juncture of the world's affairs, for by throwing their joint weight into the scales of history on the right side, they may tip the balance decisively in favour of peace. -Arthur Henderson

I know there is a Supreme Being who rules the affairs of men and whose goodness and mercy have always followed the American people, and I know He will not turn from us now if we humbly and reverently seek His powerful aid. -Grover Cleveland

The affairs of life embrace a multitude of interests, and he who reasons in any one of them, without consulting the rest, is a visionary unsuited to control the business of the world. -James Fenimore Cooper

Our concept is not that America should operate alone or by itself in world affairs or in military affairs. -Douglas Feith

God says he will never be satisfied with the infidels. In terms of worldly affairs, America is very strong. Even if it were twice as strong or twice that, it could not be strong enough to defeat us. We are confident that no one can harm us if God is with us. -Mohammed Omar

They talk about those All-Star Games being exhibition affairs, and maybe they are, but I've seen very few players in my life who didn't want to win, no matter whom they were playing or what for. -Carl Hubbell

The concern is over what will happen as strong encryption becomes commonplace with all digital communications and stored data. Right now the use of encryption isn't all that widespread, but that state of affairs is expected to change rapidly. -Dorothy Denning

The best love affairs are those we never had. -Norman Lindsay

Because of an adulterous affair I shall leave office in November. -James McGreevey

I engaged in an adult consensual affair with another man. -James McGreevey

Oh, Mr Coward, sir – I could never have an affair with you, because you remind me of my father! -Kenneth More

The humanitarian would, of course, have us meddle in foreign affairs as part of his program of world service. -Irving Babbitt

Marxists have some way of analyzing the development of affairs which enables them to judge far in advance of scientific thinkers what the trend of social and economic development is to be. -John Desmond Bernal

Americans are inclined to see the world and foreign affairs in black and white. -Richard Kerry

The two most important things that can be done to promote democracy in the world is first, to bring moral clarity back to world affairs and second, to link international policies to the advance of democracy around the globe. -Natan Sharansky

I am not going to answer any questions as to my association, my philosophical or religious beliefs or my political beliefs, or how I voted in any election, or any of these private affairs. -Pete Seeger

Japan and China are isolated and without intercourse with other countries; hence the President directed me to attend to or watch the state of affairs in China also. -Townsend Harris

There are nearly 200 countries and a population of over 6 billion in today's world. International affairs should be addressed by all countries through consultations rather than monopolised by a few powers. -Li Peng

Public opinion shapes our destinies and guides the progress of human affairs. -Frank B. Kellogg

I have often heard it said that the United States is isolated and is not interested in European affairs. I assure you that this is not the case. -Frank B. Kellogg

We can guess that the unacceptable conduct of the soldiers at Abu Ghraib resulted in part from the dangerous state of affairs on the ground in a theater of war. -John Yoo

The powers of government exercised locally derive from a federal law authorizing government by consent in local affairs only, unless those affairs are otherwise governed by federal law. -Dick Thornburgh

The capacity of the commonwealth government created under the local constitution to exercise governmental powers in local affairs is like that of local government in the states of the union in regard to non-federal affairs at the local level. -Dick Thornburgh

If U.S. national sovereignty continues, it is only as a state that Puerto Rico will have permanent 10th Amendment powers over its non-federal affairs, as well as voting power in Congress. -Dick Thornburgh

I have always considered that choosing a companion for life was a very important affair and that my happyness or misery in this life depended on the choice. -Ezra Cornell

I know Raft did have some genuine affairs with actresses. -Cesar Romero

In such a condition of affairs, the practical difference between the abolitionist and the sympathizer, to the man who lost his slave and could not recover it, was very nebulous. -John Sergeant Wise

Ray would be in trouble, he would get drunk, he would try and kill J.R on three different occasions, he would make mistakes with financial affairs, and have various human problems, but he didn't have any mean bones in his body! That was a little bit of what the show was about. -Steve Kanaly

Violence is never a solution in my plays, just as ultimately violence is never a solution in human affairs. -Edward Bond

But the fact is, Mr. Chairman, for all the challenges the Postal Service of the 21st century faces, it still retains its traditional place as a key cog in how American businesses conduct their affairs and how Americans all across this land communicate. -John M. McHugh

Many people don't give a rip about politics and know as much about public affairs as they know about the topography of Pluto. -Tony Snow

He comes to London and gets a job in a nightclub, a gay club, where he's known as Straight Dave by the bar staff – and no one believes he's as straight as he claims to be. He meets the daughter of the club manager, and he has an affair with her. -Neil Tennant

I don't think anybody ever thought about the CIA meddling in internal affairs. The shock of the President's death called for an immediate investigation. It actually lay in the jurisdiction of Texas. -John Sherman Cooper

Basically it's the core story. About a guy having an affair with the mother of the girl he falls in love with. -Buck Henry

Authors change publishers because it's like being married for a long time and suddenly you want to go out and have a wild affair! No, not seriously, sometimes the deal is more interesting with a new publisher, and other times they have more enthusiasm for your books. -Jackie Collins

I think there are good men and women in all decades. We've grown cynical. And look at what we do to all our heroes: Churchill, FDR, Kennedy, they all had affairs. But heroic things happen every day. -Kevin Costner

I am moreover inclined to be concise when I reflect on the constant occupation of the citizens in public and private affairs, so that in their few leisure moments they may read and understand as much as possible. -Vitruvius

The public pays and feels it is entitled to participate in the personal affairs of a performer. -Hedy Lamarr

I wanted to be a neurologist. That seemed to be the most difficult, most intriguing, and the most important aspect of medicine, which had links with psychology, aggression, behavior, and human affairs. -Roger Bannister

The academy awards in England; it's a classy affair as well. -Brenda Blethyn

The mistake that was made was, of course, leaving Saddam in charge of affairs over there. -John Dingell

In Lincoln's day a President's religion was a very private affair. There were no public prayer meetings, no attempts to woo the Religious Right. Few of Lincoln's countrymen knew anything at all of his religious beliefs. -David Herbert Donald

Nixon had some large achievements in foreign affairs. They will be remembered. But a president probably gets remembered for one thing, and Watergate will head the Nixon list, I suspect. -Bob Woodward

Because of the love affair between the American public and the stock market, it is possible for entrepreneurs, technological visionaries and inventors of every sort to get financing. -Ron Chernow

First, then, State Socialism, which may be described as the doctrine that all the affairs of men should be managed by the government, regardless of individual choice. -Benjamin Tucker

This brings us to Anarchism, which may be described as the doctrine that all the affairs of men should be managed by individuals or voluntary associations, and that the State should be abolished. -Benjamin Tucker

The constitution ought to specifically state that every nation is left entirely independent and supreme in its internal affairs, such as regulating emigration and all other similar matters. -George William Norris

The Christian use of religion as a personal love affair both shocked me, and attracted me. -Lionel Blue

I realized that public affairs were also my affairs. -Helen Gahagan

Inertia is a powerful force in human and political affairs. -Maurice Strong

The business of a Political Economist is neither to recommend nor to dissuade, but to state general principles, which it is fatal to neglect, but neither advisable, nor perhaps practicable, to use as the sole, or even the principal, guides in the actual conduct of affairs. -Nassau William Senior

Historically, filmmakers always fall in love with every frame, but now that even neophytes are given final cut, this love affair carries with it serious economic implications. -Peter Bart

Involvement in public affairs is a legitimate use of celebrity. -Ron Silver

We're in an illusion about what our role is in world politics and foreign affairs, and our policies are killing and destroying and doing a lot of things that we are not aware of. -Talib Kweli

I've got lots of good friends. I could have affairs. I can read a book all night, put the cat on the end of the bed. I can pick up my passport and go to France. I don't have to ask anybody. -Joanna Lumley

I can only say, think of me what you will, I have worked for thirty years in the Party, and my whole family has devoted everything to the affairs of the Party, the affairs of socialism. -Alexander Dubcek

The Germanic invasions in the West could not and did not in any way alter this state of affairs. -Henri Pirenne

I had started my love affair with Wimbledon. -John Newcombe

The proportion between the velocity with which men or animals move, and the weights they carry, is a matter of considerable importance, particularly in military affairs. -Charles Babbage

Since, therefore, no man is born without faults, and he is esteemed the best whose errors are the least, let the wise man consider everything human as connected with himself; for in worldly affairs there is no perfect happiness under heaven. -Giraldus Cambrensis

In many ways, I think that, while we've been remarkably violent in our media, there's been a real schizophrenia. In private, on the Internet, and on public-affairs shows or talk radio, we're way more explicit than we've ever been. -Ivan Reitman

We have, of course, long since ceased to think of Nature as the sympathetic mirror of our moods, or to imagine that she has any concern with the temporal affairs of man. -Richard Le Gallienne

It was OK for the media to pursue Former President Clinton year after year for lying about a private, consensual sexual affair, but we have five justices who committed one of the biggest crimes in American History, and it ceased to be a big story. -Vincent Bugliosi

I have always felt that a man's religion was his personal and private affair. -Leverett Saltonstall

Everything can be killed except nostalgia for the kingdom, we carry it in the color of our eyes, in every love affair, in everything that deeply torments and unties and tricks. -Julio Cortazar

Vulgar and obscene, the papers run rumors daily about people in show business, tales of wicked ways and witless affairs. -Carroll O'Connor

In the ordinary affairs of life we do not require nor expect demonstrative evidence, because it is inconsistent with the nature of matters of fact, and to insist on its production would be unreasonable and absurd. -Simon Greenleaf

The importance of the facts testified, and their relations to the affairs of the soul, and the life to come, can make no difference in the principles or the mode of weighing the evidence. -Simon Greenleaf

Most of the time I spent in America, I was having a love affair with some American or other. I was just passing through but stayed because of these chaps. -Julie Christie

But if too many countries, as has been the case, interfere too much in the internal affairs, the political situation of Afghanistan, then of course we can't hope satisfactory results. -Bulent Ecevit

Only towards the end of this process are any of the chapters in fully readable condition, a state of affairs that used to alarm my wife. But Joan's got used to it. -Fred Saberhagen

I have to make this love affair believable enough. It's very European. -Chita Rivera

At the beginning, because the lives of the hostages were at stake, then during this silent period we have taken several measures like not accepting the ultimatum of the terrorists threatening to kill our foreign affairs minister. -Alberto Fujimori

Guy Rivers, a conventional piece as regards the love affair which makes a part of the plot, is a tale of deadly strife between the laws of Georgia and a fiendish bandit. -Carl Clinton Van Doren

There are in most states one or two ministers of war, one of whom is the minister of naval affairs. -Fredrik Bajer

Good actors can sort of see into people and immediately you have a chemistry with them or not. It's like an affair with no mess. -John Cusack

In our excessive involvement in the affairs of other countries, we are not only living off our assets and denying our own people the proper enjoyment of their resources; we are also denying the world the example of a free society enjoying its freedom to the fullest. -J. William Fulbright

In a way, the American side descended to Saddam's level, which happens often in these types of circumstances. That is why the people in Iraq do not accept the current state of affairs. -Dario Fo

Comedy makes the subversion of the existing state of affairs possible. -Dario Fo

And a musician has to learn to be frugal and to carefully manage financial affairs. -Charlie Byrd

I stand for strict economy in governmental affairs. -Harry F. Byrd

I have decided to end my participation in public affairs and to resign my role as premier of Quebec. -Lucien Bouchard

We intend to continue our interest in the affairs of Europe and of the world. -James F. Byrnes

Probably we never fully credit the interdependence of wild creatures, and their cognizance of the affairs of their own kind. -Mary Hunter Austin

But Italy can only have any real influence on world affairs if it carries weight in Europe. -Romano Prodi

Having an affair with an intern is just an incredibly stupid thing to do. -Bradley Whitford

The difficulty with the present state of affairs is that there is no legislation on the sources of funding for the Polish film industry. There is no legislation concerning filmmaking. And, there is no legislation on television that would be beneficial to filmmaking. -Andrzej Wajda

I'm just writin' about my little ol' love affair. -Merle Haggard

Towards my husband, I often fail to show interest in his affairs and amusements, not rousing myself to respond when I'm tired or concerned with other things, forgetting he is very patient with me. -Evelyn Underhill

When you've finished a piece of work you've had a kind of love affair with it. -Rose Tremain

Whenever I did a good performance, my Dad and my uncles, who were rabid movie fans, took me to the movies. There began my underlying love affair with film. -Mel Torme

So the major obstacle to the development of new supplies is not geology but what happens above ground: international affairs, politics, investment and technology. -Daniel Yergin

Almost everything Truman did in foreign affairs I approve of. -Stephen Ambrose

So here, at Arsenal, we are often surprised when we are shown some of the newspapers, and at the bottom of an article there is a line saying if you know of anyone who had an affair with a player, call this number. It is very strange to us. -Dennis Bergkamp

I know I will never have an affair with a married man again. -Monica Lewinsky

As free citizens in a political democracy, we have a responsibility to be interested and involved in the affairs of the human community, be it at the local or the global level. -Paul Wellstone

Countries such as the U.S. and Britain have taken it upon themselves to decide for us in the developing world, even to interfere in our domestic affairs and to bring about what they call regime change. -Robert Mugabe

That in affairs of very considerable importance men should deal with one another with satisfaction of mind, and mutual confidence, they must receive competent assurances concerning the integrity, fidelity, and constancy each of other. -Isaac Barrow

I've never had my heart broken. It's a very sad state of affairs. I think everybody should have their heart broken. I don't think it says anything good about me at all. -Sally Field

I won't write my autobiography because I never had an affair with Frank Sinatra, and if I had had, I wouldn't tell anyone. -Celia Johnson

I sort of have a love affair with my work. Many of us work far too hard and we don't put enough value in the epicurean, sensual part of life. -Kim Cattrall

Wasted Days and Wasted Nights, it's about days very wrongly invested in a love affair. -Freddy Fender

There were so much affairs of me created by the media… of course I was not always a true single. I had some relations, once also to a famous pop star. -Gabriela Sabatini

I don't care about Clinton's haircuts or his affairs or any of that stuff. -Tim Robbins

I refer to calls for humanitarian intervention in the affairs of another state – a new idea, this – even when they are made under the pretext of defending human rights and freedoms. -Boris Yeltsin

As a nation we have the right to decide our own affairs, to mould our own future. This does not pose any danger to anybody. Our nation is fully aware of the responsibility for its own fate in the complicated situation of the contemporary world. -Lech Walesa

Today we no longer regard the universe as the cause of our own undeserved troubles but perhaps, on the contrary, as the last refuge from the mismanagement of our earthly affairs. -Rudolf Arnheim

We must admit that it is quite common that people do have affairs with their leading ladies and men. -William H. Macy

It was a struggle treating Claude Rains as my lover, but we were friendly. It was no great love affair. -Gloria Stuart

A man's dying is more his survivor's affair than his own. -Thomas Mann

Good courage in a bad affair is half of the evil overcome. -Plautus

We all become great explorers during our first few days in a new city, or a new love affair. -Mignon McLaughlin

Of all human powers operating on the affairs of mankind, none is greater than that of competition. -Henry Clay

Human nature is so constituted, that all see and judge better in the affairs of other men than in their own. -Terence

Now if there is one thing that we do worse than any other nation, it is try and manage somebody else's affairs. -Will Rogers

This is the very devilish thing about foreign affairs: they are foreign and will not always conform to our whim. -James Reston

If I place love above everything, it is because for me it is the most desperate, the most despairing state of affairs imaginable. -Andre Breton

It is frequently a misfortune to have very brilliant men in charge of affairs. They expect too much of ordinary men. -Thucydides

Olivier said that drama is an affair of the heart, or it's nothing, and he was right. -Pam Gems

I've had affairs. But I'm not the sort of man who has 10,000 affairs. -Gerard Depardieu

Blunders are an inescapable feature of war, because choice in military affairs lies generally between the bad and the worse. -Allan Massie

Those disputing, contradicting, and confuting people are generally unfortunate in their affairs. They get victory, sometimes, but they never get good will, which would be of more use to them. -Benjamin Franklin

Tomorrow I shall be sixty-nine, but I do not seem to care. I did not start the affair, and I have not been consulted about it at any step. -William Dean Howells

Every nation whose affairs betray a want of wisdom and stability may calculate on every loss which can be sustained from the more systematic policy of its wiser neighbors. -James Madison

All a man's affairs become diseased when he wishes to cure evils by evils. -Sophocles

Few friendships could survive the moodiness of love affairs. -Mason Cooley

There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat. And we must take the current when it serves, or lose our ventures. -William Shakespeare

What a day-to-day affair life is. -Jules Laforgue

Reputation runs behind the current state of affairs. -Mason Cooley

I don't like to meddle in my private affairs. -Karl Kraus

Future. That period of time in which our affairs prosper, our friends are true and our happiness is assured. -Ambrose Bierce

Secrecy is the first essential in affairs of the State. -Cardinal Richelieu

In the whole round of human affairs little is so fatal to peace as misunderstanding. -Margaret Elizabeth Sangster

One can find women who have never had one love affair, but it is rare indeed to find any who have had only one. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

You can find women who have never had an affair, but it is hard to find a woman who has had just one. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

We really need to get over this love affair with the fetus and start worrying about children. -Joycelyn 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

Hatred is an affair of the heart; contempt that of the head. -Arthur Schopenhauer

Long run is a misleading guide to current affairs. In the long run we are all dead. -John Maynard Keynes

Even in the common affairs of life, in love, friendship, and marriage, how little security have we when we trust our happiness in the hands of others! -William Hazlitt

In a free society the state does not administer the affairs of men. It administers justice among men who conduct their own affairs. -Walter Lippmann

An affair wants to spill, to share its glory with the world. No act is so private it does not seek applause. -John Updike

Though the Jazz Age continued it became less and less an affair of youth. The sequel was like a children's party taken over by the elders. -F. Scott Fitzgerald

Human affairs are so obscure and various that nothing can be clearly known. -Desiderius Erasmus

Alas for the affairs of men! When they are fortunate you might compare them to a shadow; and if they are unfortunate, a wet sponge with one dash wipes the picture away. -Aeschylus

The fact is we can only love what we know personally. And we cannot know much. In public affairs, in the rebuilding of civilization, something less dramatic and emotional is needed, namely tolerance. -E. M. Forster

The affairs of the world will go on forever. Do not delay the practice of meditation. -Milarepa

We must develop huge demonstrations, because the world is used to big dramatic affairs. They think in terms of hundreds of thousands and millions and billions… Billions of dollars are appropriated at the twinkling of an eye. Nothing little counts. -A. Philip Randolph

The statesmen still say that we should not interfere in the internal affairs of other nations and yet it is not possible any longer not to interfere, even when we do not mean to do so. -Arthur Hays Sulzberger

For if the Germans do not help defend the West, American and Canadian troops must cross the seas to do the job, and I venture to believe that the troops – if not the statesmen – regard this as an interference at least in their own domestic affairs. -Arthur Hays Sulzberger

Dance with a girl three times, and if you like the light of her eye and the tone of voice with which she, breathless, answers your little questions about horseflesh and music about affairs masculine and feminine, then take the leap in the dark. -Anthony Trollope

This world crisis came about without women having anything to do with it. If the women of the world had not been excluded from world affairs, things today might have been different. -Alice Paul

Look, three love affairs in history, are Abelard and Eloise, Romeo and Juliet and the American media and this President at the moment. But this doesn't matter over time. Reality will impinge. If his programs work, he's fine. If it doesn't work, all of the adulation of journalists in the world won't matter. -George Will

I think good actors can sort of see into people and immediately you have a chemistry with them or not. It's like an affair with no mess. You don't actually consummate it, but you get to pretend, imagine what it would be like. -John Cusack

This sordid affair has become an unacceptable distraction for Representative Weiner, his family, his constituents and the House – and for the good of all, he should step aside and address those things that should be most important – his and his family's well-being. -Debbie Wasserman Schultz

The rest of the world cares about how we conduct our affairs because they then take that lead. We're the only leader in the world today. Some are wishing us well, others think that we're down and are not going to get back up again, but they are all watching with great interest to see how we conduct our business over the next couple of years. -Jon Huntsman, Jr.

With King Abdullah's leadership and his people's trust he can keep the kingdom stable and secure in all its affairs. -Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud

I disapprove of lots of decisions made by George Bush: the war, the meddling in the affairs of other countries, the conversations with dictators; it was a dark time. -Tommy Hilfiger

If there is one lesson for U.S. foreign policy from the past 10 years, it is surely that military intervention can seem simple but is in fact a complex affair with the potential for unintended consequences. -Fareed Zakaria

While the wider global environment is worrying, we are seeing some positive results in our economic affairs. -Michael D. Higgins

My father was having an affair with a 16-year-old when Mum was pregnant with me. She found out when I was three weeks old and left, not surprisingly. -Carol Vorderman

I'm interested in current affairs and social policy as a whole, but I don't watch politics for sport. -Anna Chlumsky

I'd like my children to learn that anything is possible if you put your mind to it, and that when you make a decision to do something like pursuing the Olympics, like I have, it needs to be a family affair. -Melanie Roach

I started my music career at 18 and for a long while I let other people handle my affairs. -Sophie Ellis-Bextor

A democratically elected congressman of the United States of America should not be talking of an ethnic divide in Afghanistan, should not be interfering in Afghanistan's internal affairs. -Hamid Karzai

I didn't want to set up a women's studies program. I thought women should learn to operate in a coeducational atmosphere, because, especially in national security and international affairs, it's male-dominated. -Madeleine Albright

While I'm generally silent on the affairs of my biological mother, her recent tirade has taken a gross turn. -Frances Bean Cobain

Power must be used, but it must be tempered by soul-searching and the recognition of our human capacity for error. That is the maxim that should inform our approach to every challenge, from reforming state government to engaging in foreign affairs. -Eliot Spitzer

I suddenly had this really mad desire to have an affair with a woman. I was divorced. I was childless. I figured there's got to be one more way to really tick off my mom. -Carol Leifer

Maybe it's true that people with less extreme views who are also interested in public affairs have been driven out by a marketplace that doesn't offer them anything of the tone they want to listen to. -David Frum

As for the company, I did all I could from the very outset of this affair to remove Yukos and its employees from danger. -Mikhail Khodorkovsky

For those who have come here illegally, they might have a transition time to allow them to set their affairs in order. And then go back home and get in line with everybody else. And if they get in line and they apply to become a citizen and get a green card, they will be treated like everybody else. -Mitt Romney

I don't have a life where it's galas, posh affairs. It's me, my dog and a sofa. And a TV. -Phillip Lim

I never, ever had it in my mind that I wanted to be in the record industry, because I still contend that the record industry is an insidious affair. It's this terrible collision between art and commerce, and it will always be that way. -Ian MacKaye

We need to shift from an economic organizing principle for human civilization, to a humanitarian organizing principle. Making money more important than your own children is a pathological way for an individual to run their affairs, and it's a pathological way for a society to run its affairs. -Marianne Williamson

The United States has made serious mistakes in the conduct of its foreign affairs, which have had unfortunate repercussions long after the decisions were taken. -Nelson Mandela

Language is a weapon of politicians, but language is a weapon in much of human affairs. -Noam Chomsky

Politicians also have a love affair with the 'small business exemption.' Too much paperwork? Too heavy a burden? Not enough time? Just exempt small businesses from the rule. It sounds so pro-growth. Instead it's an admission that the costs of a regulation just can't be justified. -John Sununu

I believe that for the small numbers of Jewish people in the United States, they exercise a tremendous amount of influence on the affairs of government. -Louis Farrakhan

I feel that my role as a former president is probably superior to that of other presidents. Primarily because of the activism and the injection of working at the Carter Center, and in international affairs, and to some degree, domestic affairs, on energy conservation, on environment, and things of that kind. -Jimmy Carter

In religious and in secular affairs, the more fervent beliefs attract followers. If you are a moderate in any respect – if you're a moderate on abortion, if you're a moderate on gun control, or if you're a moderate in your religious faith – it doesn't evolve into a crusade where you're either right or wrong, good or bad, with us or against us. -Jimmy Carter

I talk about very serious human affairs but with a lightness of heart. -Robert Fulghum

I have a genuine love affair with my audience. When I'm on stage they're not privileged to see me. It's a privilege for me to see them. -Ozzy Osbourne

Well, it's very clear that the Arab population is rising because they'd like to have a say in the running of their affairs, running of their government, and this is very legitimate. -Al-Waleed bin Talal

The internal affairs of other countries has a big impact on American interests. -Paul Wolfowitz

Well, I think both Russia and China have a very strong aversion to interference in internal affairs. -Hillary Clinton

China and the United States have major influence in international affairs and shoulder important responsibilities in upholding world peace and promoting common development. -Hu Jintao

I grew up with an impatience with the anti-scientific. So I'm a bit miffed with our current love affair with all things Eastern. If I sneeze on the set, 40 people hand me echinacea. But I'd no sooner take that than eat a pencil. Maybe that's why I took up boxing. It's my response to men in white pajamas feeling each other's chi. -Hugh Laurie

I know people that I respect and admire and look up to who have had extra-marital affairs. -Gwyneth Paltrow

The capacity for people to kid themselves is huge. Living on illusions or delusions, and the re-establishing of these illusions or delusions requires a big effort to keep them from being seen through. But a very old idea is at work behind our current state of affairs: enantiodromia, or the Greek notion of things turning into their opposite. -James Hillman

Well, if you're suspecting your lover is having an affair, it's definitely devastating. It's really a terrible, terrible feeling because you have no control. -Amanda Seyfried

You know, women are as promiscuous as men and yet, of course, people are inhibited from having an affair or a relationship because the real-world consequences are a drag. -Lee Child

After being married for over 37 years, I showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. -David Petraeus

Movie acting is a great job for your twenties: You travel all over, you have affairs with people, and you throw yourself into one part and then another. It gets more challenging as you get older, and it's not just having a daughter, it's wanting to have your own life and be yourself. -Helen Hunt

I've had a deep love affair with skiing for many years. -John Denver

Oh, there's nothing more dangerous in life at getting hurt at than love itself. People are hurt in love affairs and never recover, more than a boxing match. -George Foreman

You should celebrate the end of a love affair as they celebrate death in New Orleans, with songs, laughter, dancing and a lot of wine. -Francoise Sagan

We don't pray for the land. We pray for the humans, all humans… starting with the president, Mohammed Morsi, and all officials, and for God to give everyone wisdom and responsibility to manage the affairs of this country and its people in true Egyptian spirit. -Pope Theodoros II

My biggest fantasy love affair was with Dustin Hoffman. It's so bizarre. Also Anthony Hopkins. -Debra Messing

I think the business affairs people at the studios get some kind of perverse satisfaction in finding the worst hotels for actors to stay in. -James Purefoy

You don't have to have lots of love affairs to know what love is. -Joshua Bell

I would say that during my lifetime, one of the worst political scandals in Sweden was absolutely what happened surrounding the affair of the submarines in Swedish waters in 1982, where there were supposed to be Russian submarines close to Stockholm. And the military of Sweden never got one up. -Henning Mankell

Men who think that a woman's past love affairs lessen her love for them are usually stupid and weak. -Marilyn Monroe

For Aristotle, goodness is a kind of prospering in the precarious affair of being human. -Terry Eagleton

In international affairs, you never threaten things you're not prepared to do. -Sandy Berger

I have no interest in managing my financial affairs. -Ken Livingstone

When you're in theater or the circus or film – to me it's all one – affairs happen. People fall in love. -Baz Luhrmann

Christ does not fulfill the human element, but he certainly fulfills every other need in your life. As far as I'm concerned, there's no better love affair. -Gloria Gaynor

I think I'm just really in love with women, and I love to see them looking incredibly, truly beautiful. I think every time a woman wears one of my dresses, you know, in a matter of speaking, I'm having a little love affair with her! -Prabal Gurung

'Meet the Press' is the oldest and most treasured public affairs show on television. -David Shuster

Divorce is never easy, but it's even more painful when you find out your husband is having an affair with a beautiful model fifteen years younger than you. -Alana Stewart

Sometimes I fantasize that all my furniture has been destroyed in a cataclysm, and I have to start again with only the stationery catalogue. My entire house would become an office, which would be an overt recognition of the existing state of affairs. -Hilary Mantel

Nuclear weapons continue to occupy a unique place in global security affairs. No other weapons, in my opinion, anyway, match their potential for prompt and long-term damage and their strategic impact. -C. Robert Kehler

I probably owe my political dismay to New Labour, but also my growing sense that the satirical shape of human affairs is international and historical, not glued to the tawdry ambitions of a team of politicians who represent nothing but themselves. -Andrew O'Hagan

As a medical doctor who chose a career in artificial heart technology rather than clinical practice, I decided not to take an internship, which is required for licensing. Instead, I work with invention, manufacturing, regulatory affairs, and clinical application of artificial hearts. -Robert Jarvik

I'm not capable of having an affair. You can ask my wife. I'm not physically capable. -Jeremy Clarkson

The mind that has not been developed or trained is very scattered. That's the normal state of affairs, but it leaves us out of touch with a great deal in life, including our bodies. -Jon Kabat-Zinn

There are, in human affairs, two kinds of problems: those which are amenable to a technical solution and those which are not. Universal health-care coverage belongs to the first category: you can pick one of several possible solutions, pass a bill, and (allowing for some tinkering around the edges) it will happen. -Atul Gawande

To me there is no more depressing sight than a five-year-old staring at a screen, unsmiling, mouse in hand. Besides whatever dreadful things this prolonged exposure to screens is doing to their brains, computer games tend to be solitary affairs, and produce little laughter. -Tom Hodgkinson

I see myself as, first and above all, a teacher of history; next, a writer of European history; next, a commentator on European affairs; next, a public intellectual voice within the American left; and only then an occasional, opportunistic participant in the pained American discussion of the Jewish matter. -Tony Judt

America's strength has made it a sort of Gulliver in world affairs: By wiggling its toes it can, often inadvertently, break the arm of a Lilliputian. -Mohsin Hamid

We all resort to the ad hominem from time to time: in human affairs, it is difficult to avoid it, and probably not desirable. After all, our opponents are human. The proper use of an ad hominem argument, however, still requires evidence to back it up. -Theodore Dalrymple

When Marcus Garvey died in 1940, the role of the British Empire was already being challenged by India and the rising expectations of her African colonies. Marcus Garvey's avocation of African redemption and the restoration of the African state's sovereign political entity in world affairs was still a dream without fulfillment. -John Henrik Clarke

The affairs of this world are so shifting and depend on so many accidents, that it is hard to form any judgment concerning the future; nay, we see from experience that the forecasts even of the wise almost always turn out false. -Francesco Guicciardini

Science is like a love affair with nature; an elusive, tantalising mistress. It has all the turbulence, twists and turns of romantic love, but that's part of the game. -Vilayanur S. Ramachandran

My father is an economist who specialized in foreign food policy, and my mother worked for AID, a branch of the State Department, so food in regards to world affairs was talked about a lot. -Jennifer Gilmore

There are those who maintain that in this world women have no right to interfere in the affairs of state, in politics, in plots and counter-plots. Others that are who, more chivalrous, are willing to admit that women have as much right to act, think, and speak as men. -Belle Boyd

A marriage is a solemn affair. The tempest of emotions and the myriad of arrangements are giddying, and when one is faced with these, clothing seems to be the last of one's priorities. -Daphne Guinness

I had a friend where it turned out that she hated my guts, all through our friendship. I thought she was my best friend, and then, in high school, she turned on me and had sordid affairs with all of the people that I'd dated. It was less hurtful because I was in high school, so it was more like, 'What's wrong with you? Gross!' -Mae Whitman

Since 9/11, there has been a huge leap in people wanting to get personally involved in public service and international affairs. -Samantha Power

Human life is truly a short affair. It is better to live doing the things that you like. -Yamamoto Tsunetomo

'Sunset Boulevard' – the story of Hollywood movies draped on a depressing sex affair – is an uncompromising study of American decadence displaying a sad, worn, methodical beauty few films have had since the late twenties. -Manny Farber

'From Here to Eternity' happens to be fourteen-carat entertainment. The main trouble is that it is too entertaining for a film in which love affairs flounder, one sweet guy is beaten to death, and a man of high principles is mistaken for a saboteur and killed on a golf course. -Manny Farber

Every righteous man or woman is entitled to revelation concerning his own affairs. -Gordon B. Hinckley

I had a fiery affair with George Harrison's wife, Pattie Boyd. -Ronnie Wood

The big reason why we don't have space colonies and regular trips to the moon is that flying into outer space is just plain 'hard.' The business of safely transporting people off the Earth is a costly affair that requires a lot of technology. -Ben Parr

I have a dad-ager. My dad is really good at the business end of things. But it's really a family affair. My mother handles all my social media stuff – Facebook, Twitter, e-mails, that kind of thing. -Jencarlos Canela

My views about the safety of Jews in the world have not been changed by the work on the Dreyfus affair or, for that matter, by the work I did on Franz Kafka for the book on him I published a year before the Dreyfus book appeared. -Louis Begley

I've had a lifelong love affair with makeup. When I was a little girl, I used to take my mother's makeup and paint all of my dolls' faces, and I even painted the dog's face! -Bobbi Brown

If people are able to run the affairs of a village well, eventually they'll be able to run a township, and a county. -Wen Jiabao

America is an empire. I hope you know that now. All empires, by definition, are bumbling, shambolic, bullying, bureaucratic affairs, as certain of the rightness of their cause in infancy, as they are corrupted by power in their dotage. -Felix Dennis

I don't think I'm ever going to get to the point where people run across a freeway to take a picture of me. I really don't see it getting to that level of hysteria unless I have an affair with the Queen of Sweden or something like that. -James McAvoy

Every congresswoman surely endures the same strains that drive some of her male colleagues to have affairs: lots of travel, families far away, heady work that makes a domestic routine seem distant and boring. But the stakes are much higher for women, because they are still judged by a different standard. -Hanna Rosin

People can be a bit flagrant when they're having an affair. Most of the time, there's an element of it where they want to be discovered because they're in crisis. They need the boil to be burst, in some way, for a resolution. -Anne-Marie Duff

When I was about 6, my cousin was very active in a Filipino repertory company, doing musicals and plays. Her aunt was one of the founders of the company, and she told my mom that there were these auditions for 'The King and I,' and that they needed kids. I auditioned, got in and the love affair started from there and just kept going. -Lea Salonga

I have to say, as a young woman of color, and this may sound controversial, in sci-fi, anything is possible. In sci-fi I can belong to the military. In sci-fi I can have an interracial love affair; I can be a revolutionary. -Kandyse McClure

I've been a jealous person myself. I've been distrustful, convinced that somebody's having an affair with somebody else. If you believe it in your head, everything looks like a lie. When you're looking for it, you always see it – even the change of expression in their face. -Laura Fraser

I'm very crafty! One time I made a television set out of a cardboard box – Everybody thought it was a lark! This was the beginning of a love affair with the arts. -Emma Watson

I think if you're going to master policy, especially world affairs, you've got to know history. -Charles Krauthammer

When I was younger, I wasn't really sure what I wanted to do, but I told a lot of lies in school. I told my friends once that I was playing John Travolta's daughter in a movie. I also told people that I had this romantic affair with Jonathan Taylor Thomas over a summer. -Meaghan Rath

I love travelling and going on wildlife safaris. I have an interest in astronomy. I like reading on current affairs, business and science. I love doing nothing if I can help it. -Viswanathan Anand

You bring to chess facets of your personality and what you are. I have interests other than chess, like music and world and current affairs. I also have many friends around the world with whom I like to keep in touch. -Viswanathan Anand

No affairs for me. It is so wonderful to have a family to come home to, to sit with them, pull each other's legs… To lose all of that for what? Who's got the time? I'm having great fun working. -Boman Irani

I've always had a love affair with New York City, and I've threatened to get an apartment there one day. But it just made sense for me to set 'Burlesque' on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles. It's a place I know intimately well and love, and I think there's a great story to be told with L.A. -Steve Antin

No citizen is apolitical; as a citizen, by definition, has to take interest in public affairs. -Mohammad Hamid Ansari

If people see me having dinner with a beautiful woman, they immediately believe that I'm having a love affair with her. Of course that's rubbish. I'm not a playboy! -George Clooney

Most American writers don't get asked their opinion on current affairs, whereas in Europe and England, we still do. There are writers here who are the most sophisticated commentators, but they're not asked. Like Don DeLillo, who sort of forecast most of the modern world before it happened. -Salman Rushdie

I'm sorry, I'm absolutely convinced that there is at the moment no realistic prospect for very much hope in human affairs. -George Steiner

Media populism means appealing to people directly through media. A politician who can master the media can shape political affairs outside of parliament and even eliminate the mediation of parliament. -Umberto Eco

Anyone who's made film and knows about the cinema has a lifelong love affair with the experience. You never stop learning about film. -Francis Ford Coppola

As a writer of fiction who deals with technology, I necessarily deal with the history of technology and the history of technologically induced social change. I roam up and down it in a kind of special way because I roam down it into history, which is invariably itself a speculative affair. -William Gibson

I've read pretty broadly on the Holocaust – both fiction and non-fiction – and to me, 'The Lost Wife' is one of the best. The horrors of war serve as a backdrop to a love affair that spans a lifetime, and that love story stayed with me long after I put down the book. -Lauren Weisberger

I don't want to sound too silly or pretentious about this, but, you know, I love being in Paris. I love working at Louis Vuitton. I love fashion. That's why I do it. No one's forcing me to do this. And nobody forces anyone to buy it. It's a real love affair. -Marc Jacobs

Fighting corruption is not a one-night affair. -Olusegun Obasanjo

I am a night owl. I always have been… and I'd like to think I always will be, although surely having children will put a stop to my nightly affairs with myself. -Rachel Nichols

Alpha men are very turned on by the alpha woman, really high chemistry, really fun to work with, probably really fun to have affairs with, but there's not sustainable harmony in that lack of complement. There can only be one person in the driver's seat. -Alanis Morissette

I have certainly had my share of long-distance love affairs. -Drew Barrymore

Cherish sunsets, wild creatures and wild places. Have a love affair with the wonder and beauty of the earth. -Stewart Udall

I love the ocean, wide-open space and trees, but I'm not a gardener or anything like that. I think I may be, eventually. I was raised in the city, so I don't have that skill set, but my heart is more with the dirt than the concrete. It's an unrequited love with nature – a one-way love affair. -David Duchovny

Once you have a child, that becomes your life, and while that's the way it should be, I sort of have a love affair with my work. Having said that, many of us work far too hard and we don't put enough value in the epicurean, sensual part of life. -Kim Cattrall

I had a long-lasting love affair with the flavors from Japan and the hustling New York street vendors. And, of course, a life-changing return to Ethiopia has made huge impacts on my life in food. -Marcus Samuelsson

On the day I became Soviet leader, in March 1985, I had a special meeting with the leaders of the Warsaw Pact countries and told them: 'You are independent, and we are independent. You are responsible for your policies, we are responsible for ours. We will not intervene in your affairs, I promise you.' -Mikhail Gorbachev

Most of the famous love affairs of literature or film were quite short. What was 'Romeo & Juliet'? How long were they together? A few days. -Jesse Harris

My father got a trade union scholarship to Oxford; he lived and breathed politics; he was always watching current-affairs programmes. But I have a five-year-old child's attitude towards the news. Mainly, that it absolutely turns me off. -Jez Butterworth

There is no justification for having an affair. -Shanola Hampton

There is an image of me in France that is a long stretch from who I really am. I read about this girl who lives in grand hotels and has affairs with American actors – I don't recognise this girl at all. Sometimes it makes me depressed. Sometimes it makes me laugh. Sometimes I think, 'Gosh, that sounds nice, I'd love to be that girl.' -Lou Doillon

I'm in my father's car at age 9 or 10 crying to Leonard Cohen's 'Famous Blue Raincoat,' thinking that you could write nearly a love letter to a man who betrayed you by having an affair with your wife. I was thinking how wonderful and pure music can be for explaining situations. -Lou Doillon

People are hurt in love affairs and never recover, more than a boxing match. -George Foreman

I love the novel because it's like a love affair. You can just fall into it and keep going, and you never know where it's going to take you. -Daniel Alarcon

Despite my love affair with skyscraper heels, luckily for my feet I rarely wear them – preferring, instead, the comfort and child-handling practicalities of a pair of trainers. -Sheherazade Goldsmith

It's painfully obvious to see that as Americans we can sometimes be wrapped up in our own affairs. -Monica Johnson

Stupid is a great force in human affairs. -P. J. O'Rourke

Modern warfare is by no means merely a matter of military operations. Economic affairs stand together with them in the first rank of the factors of importance. -Chiang Kai-shek

I felt 'Quantum of Solace' completely lost its way. We were lucky on 'Casino Royale:' it was the origin story of Bond. Bond had the one and only affair that meant anything to him, and affected him throughout the rest of the series. -Martin Campbell

I don't know that human beings were meant to mate for life or be monogamous. But, for me, the aspect of marriage that is troubling is that it's a contract that is governed by the state, and I don't want the state to have control over my personal affairs. -Laura Wasser

I was initially assigned to the American Consulate in Aden, not as Principal Officer but as a supernumerary officer to handle Yemen affairs. We had no resident diplomatic mission in Yemen at the time. People from Aden went up to Yemen regularly. -Hermann Eilts

It was the view of the people in the Department of State that the handling of Yemen affairs from Aden was too much of a burden on the then Consul, so an additional officer was named to the American Consulate at Aden to handle Yemeni affairs. I was designated for that task. -Hermann Eilts

'Loving Frank' is about a forbidden love affair between two people who lived a hundred years ago – Frank Lloyd Wright and his married client, Mamah Borthwick Cheney. The affair set off a colossal newspaper scandal when the lovers ran off to Europe together. -Nancy Horan

There has always been this narrator in me – I loved ideas, and part of the great love affair I would have with ideas consisted of talking about them. -Jason Silva

After four centuries of Spanish rule, Puerto Rico was ceded to the United States in 1898. Residents were granted U.S. citizenship in 1917, and the federal government has allowed Puerto Rico to exercise authority over its local affairs in a manner similar to the 50 states. -Pedro Pierluisi

My parents find me hilarious. They don't pull me up for anything because I'm a good daughter. I stay at home, don't party too much, people don't talk about my affairs or that I am unprofessional. In fact, people tell my parents that I'm so well-brought up. Yes, I tend to shoot my mouth off, but they don't pull me up for that. -Sonam Kapoor

My wedding won't be a hush-hush affair. When I get married, everyone will get to know about it… there'll be nothing speculative about my wedding. -Bipasha Basu

I am simply not interested in the pots and pans affair, and neither can I bring myself to be interested in the same. I have such great cooks in the family that I would rather manage the other affairs and leave the kitchen to those who know it best. -Kajol

I have a love affair with tomatoes and corn. I remember them from my childhood. I only had them in the summer. They were extraordinary. -Alice Waters

Eros is not tranquil – it gives us spikes of happiness rather than a constant feeling of wellbeing. It's the love we feel at the beginning of a love affair and corresponds to the expression 'falling in love' since it is as involuntary an impulse as a physical fall. -Francois Lelord

The U.N. guards the vital principles entrenched in its charter, notably the sovereign equality of states and the inadmissibility of interference in their internal affairs. It is precisely because the U.N. is the chief guardian of both these sacrosanct principles that it alone is allowed to approve derogations from them. -Shashi Tharoor

I always say to my agents, you go through one of these big kind of movies, everyone makes money, but like, I said, 'I'm the one who's gotta go make it, and if I don't have my heart in it, and it's like a love affair, I'm not going to do a good job. Then, and I don't want to just get paid. I just, I don't want to do that.' -Gavin O'Connor

The old Greeks dwelt on the tendency of human affairs to drift downwards irresistibly to unhappiness. Guilt – that is, untoward and often involuntary actions – pulls generation after generation heavily as lead down, down, down. -Richard Jefferies

I'm a stage actor. You know, I was – I cut my teeth on stage, you know. So I've always had a love affair with the stage, first off, what I was raised in, you know. -Glynn Turman

Neoconservatism in all its pomp conceived – in the Project for a New American Century – that, following the collapse of the Soviet Union, the world could be remade in the American image, that the previous bipolar world could be replaced by a unipolar one in which the U.S. was the dominant arbiter of global and regional affairs. -Martin Jacques

If the Age of Sport has been all champagne and roses hitherto, then expect our love affair with its newly-acquired prominence to become increasingly tainted by scandals about cheating. Sport is losing its shine and allure. -Martin Jacques

Motion picture making is a very, very involved affair. It is completely my baby. I'm a thorough professional. I plan films right from the conception of an idea to its final execution. -Dev Anand

When I have worries, fears or a love affair, I have the luck of being able to transform it into a poem. -Mario Benedetti

Good short-story collections, like good record albums, are almost always hit-and-miss affairs – successful if they include three or four great tracks, wildly successful if they have five. And that's as it should be. -Walter Kirn

I would try to write my own story about some East Coast suburbanite having an affair or something like that. So I did that for maybe two years or so, and it just wasn't working for me at all. -Donald Ray Pollock

Turn the preparing of food into a communal affair by enlisting others to help with the chopping, grating, stirring, simmering, tasting and seasoning. When the cooking is finished, eat together round the table with the electronic gadgets switched off so you can savor the food and let the conversation flow. -Carl Honore

As the Persians wrote very little about how they ran their affairs, the Greek propaganda of the 5th century B.C. has for centuries gone virtually unchallenged – indeed, for Edward Said, it was the beginning of Europe's long habit of misunderstanding and ill-informed contempt of the Middle East. -Neil MacGregor

People are always asking me in interviews, 'What do you think of foreign affairs?' I just say, 'I've had a few.' -Dolly Parton

International affairs is very much run like the mafia. The godfather does not accept disobedience, even from a small storekeeper who doesn't pay his protection money. You have to have obedience; otherwise, the idea can spread that you don't have to listen to the orders, and it can spread to important places. -Noam Chomsky

Over the years, there have been a series of concepts developed to justify the use of force in international affairs for a long period. It was possible to justify it on the pretext, which usually turned out to have very little substance, that the U.S. was defending itself against the communist menace. By the 1980s, that was wearing pretty thin. -Noam Chomsky

I populated 'The Bourne Identity' with real characters from American history, specifically characters from the Iran-Contra affair, which my father ran the investigation of. But at the heart of it was a fictional character. -Doug Liman

Dad was joyful until the day he died, and I think that joy was deeply rooted in his love affair with God. -Mark Shriver

If you tell your husband or boyfriend for his whole life that he needn't worry about his clothes, that he couldn't possibly understand them, that they are a woman's affair, then you can hardly complain that he doesn't have any style sense. You all make this bed. -Russell Smith

The ultimate goal is to change Syria's behaviour on a variety of issues – on its interference in Lebanese internal affairs, on its support for Palestinian terrorist groups that oppose the Palestinian Authority, on, most importantly, acting as a land bridge between Iran and Hezbollah, where Hezbollah gets all its arms. -Elliott Abrams

During the election campaign of 2000, it was generally thought that then-governor Bush didn't know much about foreign policy or national security affairs, and that Colin Powell would lead on that front, while the president's main concern would be domestic. -Elliott Abrams

I started, actually, as an analyst on African affairs, mainly on Al Jazeera. I remember the first few series were about Saudi students, and the negotiations between the government and the Sudanese rebels in the south. And then, slowly, I was speaking about Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and a few other places. -Wadah Khanfar

I started as an engineer. I migrated to philosophy and international politics. And I did my studies about African – Africa democracy and democratization in Africa, taking Kenya as a model. And then, while I was doing so in 1996 in South Africa, Al Jazeera was established. So they requested me to be an analyst on African affairs. -Wadah Khanfar

I love flying; I love aircraft, and you could say I've had a love affair with flight since I was a child. I travel a huge amount. I use airports, and as a pilot, I've flown in and out of airports thousands of times, so really, I have a fairly broad perspective. -Norman Foster

We in Israel certainly have a great interest in seeing peace, stability, and security restored to Egypt. We want nothing more than peace for the Egyptian people. We're not going to get involved in how Egypt, how the Egyptians should run themselves. That's an internal Egyptian affair. -Michael Oren

The world is a challenging place in terms of wars and peace, basic human rights and freedoms. The Holy Father has a major role to play in global affairs. The pope is more than a spiritual leader. For the world's 1.2 billion Catholics, he is an inspiration of holiness and goodness and, above all, the faithful proclamation of the Gospel. -Chris Smith

I always wanted a great love affair: something that feels big and full, really honest, and enough. No moment should feel slight, false, or a little off. For me, it had to be everything. -Angelina Jolie

We in the West think of peace as society's default position. War is a temporary state of affairs that happens when peace fails. For us, war is something that has a beginning, a middle, and an end. When it is over, win or lose, the warring factions lay down their arms and resume their normal lives. -Kathleen Troia McFarland

John McCain's choice of Sarah Palin as running mate is the towering example of his poor judgment. Palin's ignorance of public affairs is monumental. -Edgar Bronfman, Sr.

Arab youth are taught to wonder, 'Since the Holocaust was a European affair, why are the Palestinians being forced to pay for the creation of Israel?' -Edgar Bronfman, Sr.

Bill Clinton was impeached primarily for criminal conduct: lying under oath and misleading a federal grand jury about his affair with Monica Lewinsky. Nixon would have been impeached for a wide array of criminal acts, as well as abuses of power. -Jonathan Turley

Secret government programs that pry into people's private affairs are bound up with ideas about secrecy and privacy that arose during the process by which the mysterious became secular. -Jill Lepore

Ronald Reagan in foreign affairs, I think, was someone who had certain, very general ideas, general propositions by which he lives: To combat communism, to build up the American military power to assure our national security against any conceivable threat. -Robert Dallek

As British and French imperialism ebbed following the end of the Second World War, America became the main outside player in Arab affairs. -Stephen Kinzer

A national security letter cannot be used to authorize eavesdropping or to read the contents of e-mail. But it does permit investigators to trace revealing paths through the private affairs of a modern digital citizen. -Barton Gellman

I think it's quite normal for people to have love affairs. -Claire Tomalin

Any affair, by its very nature, is quite dysfunctional. -Rebekah Brooks

America has remained highly engaged in global affairs throughout decades of growing energy dependency, so it's hard to imagine it would disengage if its quest for energy self-sufficiency failed – especially amidst a world of heightened resource competition. -Thomas P.M. Barnett

Fame looks like a really hairy affair. But if it's part of the job, I'll figure out a way to deal with it. -Tom Everett Scott

The winter of 1991 found me stunned and shivering in the aftermath of an imploded love affair. Being 26, I flung myself actorishly on London and, without any intimations of my own ludicrousness, spent two years showing God what I thought of Him by letting myself go. -Glen Duncan

Basically, my parents messed up because it was the Sixties, and they both had affairs, but they had a great love for each other. I saw that when my father flew over from Los Angeles when he knew my mother was going to die. -Saffron Aldridge

Only together do Europe and the U.S. stand a chance of keeping liberal democracy as the central doctrine for organizing world affairs. -Victor Ponta

We have been using foreign affairs ministries to address security issues, but this practice is outdated. It's time to assign the handling of regional security to national organizations and expert institutions. -Enrique Pena Nieto

For eight years, you had the Bush administration with a very interventionist policy, driving into world affairs, driving primarily into the Islamic world, army first or fist first. -Richard Engel

I studied political science and international relations and had the intention of becoming a journalist or work in foreign affairs. I had no intention of making a film. -Philippe Falardeau

I've had a love affair with every movie I've ever done. -Tony Scott

I'm always dictated to be what I want to do, and I have a love affair with every movie I've done, and some of them have turned out good, and some of them have turned out not so good. But regardless, the making of them, or that love affair, has always been a great experience. -Tony Scott

The artificial separation of politics and culture is nowhere more pronounced than in the discourse of foreign policy and international affairs. -Ellen Willis

It's weird, when I go back to San Francisco, the few times that I've done shows there since leaving, it still feels like I live there. It's very, very strange for me. That's where my daughter was born, at UCSF. I have this huge attachment to San Francisco. It's like a love affair. -Kaskade

The press have given me affairs I've never had and killed a few I did have. After a while, you learn. -Joanna Lumley

My love affairs were more often about the fantasy than the actual person I was involved with. -Peggy Lipton

I have chosen to keep my personal life separate from my music, as the two are exclusive from each other, and I want to remain that way. I'll talk music, production, writing songs, touring with anyone but keep religion, politics and world affairs off the table, as my expertise is in songs and music. -Randy Bachman

As a child, I wanted to go into advertising. I had a love affair with the advertising industry. -Nadezhda Tolokonnikova

The pursuit of natural knowledge, the investigation of the world – mental and material – in which we live, is not a dull and spiritless affair: rather is it a voyage of adventure of the human mind, a holiday for reckless and imaginative souls. -Archibald Hill

If prayer puts God to work on earth, then, by the same token, prayerlessness rules God out of the world's affairs and prevents Him from working. -Edward McKendree Bounds

Human beings can remain spiritual and religious while enjoying the benefits of rational administration of their affairs. -Abdolkarim Soroush

It kind of scares me, the notion that we're going to be injecting ourselves into other countries' affairs when they're not posing a threat to our security. I wouldn't be telling Israel what to do. -Gary Johnson

The nations of Europe constitute a federative league, a commonwealth of nations which, though it has no central head, is so intimate and elaborate as to subject the action, and sometimes even the internal affairs, of each to surveillance and intervention on the part of all the others. -Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar II

It is a law woven into the nature of man, attested by history, by science, by literature and art, and by dally experience, that strength of mind and force of character are the supreme rulers of human affairs. -Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar II

Romance is a bird that will not sing in every bush, and love-affairs, however devoted the sentiments that inspire them, are often so business-like in the prudence with which they are conducted, that romance is reduced to a mere croaking or a disgusted silence. -E. F. Benson

In the first test screening of 'RoboCop,' it tested very high. Then they asked the people why they liked it, and the first answer was, 'I liked it because it was political.' And the second answer was because, 'It feels like it deals with current affairs.' And the third answer was, 'Because it feels emotional.' -Joel Kinnaman

There must be a rule of thumb in pop-culture archaeology that states that the allure of any topic is inversely related to its assigned importance in the affairs of humanity. The more trivial the subject, the dearer it is to most of its partisans and the more worthy of scholarship. The smallest things in life often mean the most to people. -Paul Di Filippo

Most large companies structure their affairs so that they minimize their tax payments. As long as you do it within the law, it's OK. -Chuck Feeney

I often feel that when people have affairs, it has more to do with something they're searching for in themselves than anything else. -Laila Robins

Prayer is our invitation to God to intervene in the affairs of earth. It is our request for Him to work His ways in this world. -Myles Munroe

Having blown up my own long-term marriage via an extramarital affair, followed by a traumatic divorce, I tend to think of love as less a gently glowing hearth than a set of flaming train tracks you strap yourself onto. -Sandra Tsing Loh

How one deals with the death of a loved one is a highly personalized affair. Some people weep for days; others take a hike in the woods or count rosary beads. -Douglas Brinkley

Broadcast radio was entering its own golden age during the Depression, with live programming on stations all through the day. Local stations needed singers, musicians, announcers, and whipcord personalities, along with Christian clergy to give prayers and pundits to speak on world affairs. -Douglas Brinkley

I have a very long and beautiful love affair with Elvis Presley. I own every record he ever made, so I have about 150, almost 200 records of his. So much that I haven't even listened to all of them. I see an Elvis record that I don't have, and I'll buy it and put it in my collection. -Alexandra Shipp

I had a great love affair in high school and let myself have that love affair and tried to keep it to myself. -Lisa Cholodenko

I don't want to suggest that matrimony was necessarily a tragic affair – some of our neighbours' marriages seemed quite functional, if somewhat routine; nevertheless, in the workaday world, it is wedlock that is most likely to offer the occasion for life-threatening disappointment. -John Burnside

I was a public affairs officer. I worked with the media, but I didn't just stay at my desk. I assisted in military duties, travelled around Anbar province, hung out with a wide variety of Marines. -Phil Klay

I believe in a president whose religious views are his own private affair, neither imposed by him upon the nation or imposed by the nation upon him as a condition to holding that office. -John F. Kennedy

Shouldn't the General Assembly adopt a declaration on the inadmissibility of interference into domestic affairs of sovereign states and nonrecognition of coup d'etats as a method of the change of power? -Sergei Lavrov

Russia and the U.S. bear a special responsibility in world affairs. We have much to offer the rest of the world. Our common history testifies to this, and modern challenges demand that we work together. -Sergei Lavrov

Inserting the FCC into our states' economic and fiscal affairs sets a dangerous precedent and violates state sovereignty in a manner that warrants deeper examination. -Marsha Blackburn

For years now, long before I became House majority leader, I have been passionate about foreign affairs because I believe that anyone who leads in Washington must appreciate the significance of America's role in providing for global security and prosperity. -Kevin McCarthy

I wasn't a particularly brilliant student, but on the other hand, I was very active in Student Union affairs and in student politics. -Cesar Milstein

In China, inaugurations are frequent affairs, though they have nothing to do with presidents. A news cycle rarely passes without some fanfare over the inaugural ride on a new subway line or the inaugural trip across an unusually large bridge. -Evan Osnos

I had hoped to do a lot more to help promote science in this country and in Europe, but I cannot see how that can happen. I have become toxic. I have been hung to dry by academic institutes who have not even bothered to ask me for my side of affairs. -Tim Hunt

Those of us lucky enough to fall in love with Asia know that it's an affair that's as long as it is resonant. -Hanya Yanagihara

Ever since studying in Russia as a college student, I had been in a long-distance, one-sided love affair with Chechnya's remarkable history, culture and rugged natural beauty. -Anthony Marra

Treat your online affairs as part of your affairs that need to be in order – your bank, your Internet bill – you need to have people who know what you want. -Caitlin Doughty

Something very worrying has been going on at Scotland Yard. We now know that in dealing with the phone-hacking affair at the 'News of the World,' they cut short their original inquiry; suppressed evidence; misled the public and the press; concealed information and broke the law. Why? -Nick Davies

I'm pretty sure my love affair with science-fiction started with ET. -Shiloh Walker

I grew up in D.C. but always had a love affair with New York. I did 'Central Park West,' 'Sex and the City,' 'Law & Order.' -Darren Star

Time and again, we have found the 'idle' truths arrived at through the process of inquiry to be of the greatest moment for practical human affairs. -Herbert A. Simon

In my view of the present aspect of affairs, there is no need of bloodshed and war. There is no necessity for it. I am not in favor of such a course, and I may say in advance, there will be no blood shed unless it be forced upon the government. The government will not use force unless force is used against it. -Abraham Lincoln

No man ever freely surrendered a portion of his own liberty for the sake of the public good; such a chimera appears only in fiction. If it were possible, we would each prefer that the pacts binding others did not bind us; every man sees himself as the centre of all the world's affairs. -Cesare Beccaria

Prince Felipe is the best ambassador for Spain: I have already told Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo, minister of foreign affairs, that the prince should travel to the U.S. more often. -James Costos

My business affairs are entirely proper, and no amount of smear, rumour or innuendo will alter that fact. -Michael Ashcroft

Aside from my work, my interests lie in the arts and in world affairs. -Torsten Wiesel

Ray Bradbury has a vacation house in Palm Springs, California, in the desert at the base of the Santa Rosa mountains. It's a Rat Pack-era affair, with a chrome-and-turquoise kitchen and a small swimming pool in back. -Sam Weller

The football playoffs feature one-off affairs, without bad feelings building from weekend to weekend. In addition, football uses platoons for offense and defense and kicking, so only the interior linemen have a chance to really get up close and personal with one another. -George Vecsey

I have an interest in getting government officials to talk to me about National Security affairs. You know, that's my bread and butter; that's how I make my living. -Scott Shane

It is a universal and fundamental political principle that the power to protect can safely be confided only to those interested in protecting, or their responsible agents – a maxim not less true in private than in public affairs. -John C. Calhoun

There is often, in the affairs of government, more efficiency and wisdom in non-action than in action. -John C. Calhoun

The strong should always permit the weak and aggrieved to talk, to bluster, and scold without taking offence; and if we had so acted, and exercised proper skill in the management of our affairs, Mexico and ourselves would, by this time, have quietly and peaceably settled all difficulties and been good friends. -John C. Calhoun

The affairs of America I shall ever look upon as my first business whilst I am in Europe. Any confidence from the king and ministers, any popularity I may have among my own countrymen, any means in my power, shall be, to the best of my skill, and till the end of my life, exerted in behalf of an interest I have so much at heart. -Marquis de Lafayette

My grand affair appears settled, for America is certain of her independence, humanity has gained her cause, and liberty will never be without a place of refuge. -Marquis de Lafayette

From sublime affairs of state to the stark and vulgar popular culture of our own contemporary lives, let's make this descent into the lower registers together and recognize the good, nasty fun of 'Gone Girl,' Chicago writer Gillian Flynn's novel about the mysterious disappearance of a clever and deceptive young Midwestern housewife. -Alan Cheuse

I am confident my Hindutva face will be an asset when dealing with foreign affairs with other nations. -Narendra Modi

Progress in human affairs is more often a pull than a push, surging forward of the exceptional man, and the lifting of his duller brethren slowly and painfully to his vantage ground. -W. E. B. Du Bois

Europe has never had a single or unified voice in world affairs: a common foreign policy. It has often appeared to be rudderless and unable to make quick decisions when faced with economic crises, presenting instead an image of division and hopelessness. -Klaus Schwab

Indeed, there is much in pure humanitarian culture, as opposed to rigid scientific training, which encourages absorption in the affairs of mankind, and more or less indifference to the unfathomed abysses of star-strown space that yawn interminably about this terrestrial grain of dust. -H. P. Lovecraft

American government did not originate in any abstract theories about liberty and equality, but in the actual experience gained by generation after generation of English colonists in managing their own political affairs. The Revolution did not make a breach in the continuity of their institutional life. -Charles A. Beard

'Love, Death and the Changing of the Seasons' is a kind of novel in verse about the arc of an urban lesbian love affair – and I suppose there is a certain amount of voyeurism in the consumption of fiction! The 'Sancerre' poems here are more contemplative and about the relationship of the individual to local and wider histories. -Marilyn Hacker

The work being done by Linklaters to help organizations understand keys to success in the development sector serves as an important international affairs issue and crucial element in how all of us work to support service provision in impoverished communities in a lasting and effective way. -Ann Cotton

As a girl, I lived in jeans, and my love-affair with them continues. Since I turned 50, jeans have become something of a uniform, whether it's a slouchy boyfriend fit for daytime or a leaner, fitted jean in a darker denim for evening. -Marie Helvin

My politics are very centrist and sometimes, especially when it comes to foreign affairs, lean to the right. -Peter Landesman

When I heard the news that Steve Jobs had died, my mind flashed back to 1985, when I began my love affair with computers. I was stationed in Moscow for The Associated Press, and I ordered an Apple IIc – by Telex – from a department store in Helsinki, Finland. They express-shipped it to me, a month later, by train. -Andrew Rosenthal

I just started taking pictures, and it was – it was an instant love affair. It was just ecstatic. -Sally Mann

Pakistan is not going to be a theocratic State – to be ruled by priests with a divine mission. We have many non-Muslims – Hindus, Christians, and Parsis – but they are all Pakistanis. They will enjoy the same rights and privileges as any other citizens and will play their rightful part in the affairs of Pakistan. -Muhammad Ali Jinnah

All action is an attempt to exchange a less satisfactory state of affairs for a more satisfactory one. -Murray Rothbard

The greatest heroes are those who do their duty in the daily grind of domestic affairs whilst the world whirls as a maddening dreidel. -Florence Nightingale

Dance music tends to be a solitary affair. -Peter Hook

I love hip-hop. I have gone through many difference phases in my love affair with hip-hop. -Solange Knowles

I think it is very natural to want to be partnered, but you never know. you read about mature love affairs in the press, and it gives you hope. You think: 'Well, it's not impossible.' -Gemma Jones

I've been going to Cuba since the Elian Gonzalez affair. -Brin-Jonathan Butler

We didn't know that Mother had gone through a passionate love affair or that Father suffered from severe depression. Mother was preparing to break out of her marriage, Father threatening to take his own life. -Ingmar Bergman

I was fascinated, long before I joined the SNP, in the world around me; current affairs really interested me. -Nicola Sturgeon

My politics are wildly different from hers, but someone who has been good for women in politics, stamped her authority on European and world affairs, is Angela Merkel. -Nicola Sturgeon

Artists complain about the art world until it starts rubbing their back, then they have their love affair with it. -Rachel Kushner

I am not ashamed of anything – not my past, not my affairs, not my body, and most definitely not my desire. -Kangana Ranaut

Let the Palestinians run their affairs: create a situation in which no Israeli soldier will have to maintain public order, whether in Gaza or the West Bank. Let's give it to the Palestinians, as long as there is security for us. No more occupying another people. -Yitzhak Rabin

I don't really think of 'Frontline' as a strictly public affairs series; I think of it as a work of journalism that is constantly reinventing itself. -David Fanning

There seems to be a vulnerability at the networks in late night. They are losing more and more audience, particularly young viewers who are now looking at cable television. 'Tonight' is an old show. CBS has reruns, and having a public affairs series like 'Nightline' on ABC is a big mistake. -Fred Silverman

We have a love affair with the idea of the 'natural,' even though we, as a species, are about as unnatural as you can imagine. -George M. Church

In undergraduate school, I chose a career path that always leads to certain unemployment: I majored in politics and public affairs with a double-minor in philosophy and history. -Joe Garcia

I was not interested in being minister of defense or minister of foreign affairs. -Ehud Olmert

They're people who had flaws and who had affairs and had sex and had scandals, and very rarely do we look at the totality of our heroes' lives. -Leslie Odom, Jr.

Personally, I have detested Gordon Brown since the moment in 2001 when he tried to make cheap capital out of the Laura Spence affair; as his troubles have piled up, I have felt no sympathy for him at all. -Justin Cartwright

There is often little to distinguish what Beijing wants from what Canada's foreign affairs mandarins want out of the Canada-China relationship, which is in any case rarely even close to what Canadians want – like some demonstrable public benefit for once, the opinion polls consistently show. -Terry Glavin

We are the poorest and weakest state in the world, occupying the lowest position in international affairs; the rest of mankind is the carving knife and the serving dish, while we are the fish and the meat. -Sun Yat-sen

Revolution is usually a bloody affair. Our Revolution of 1911 did not shed much blood because our people are a peace-loving people. This peace-loving quality is the greatest virtue of the Chinese. -Sun Yat-sen

I don't like to talk about that McCanles affair. It gives me a queer shiver whenever I think of it, and sometimes I dream about it and wake up in a cold sweat. -Wild Bill Hickok

I am an enemy to revolutions. I abhor, both from temper and from the clearest judgment I am able to form, all violent convulsions in the affairs of men. -William Godwin

It is the misfortune of those who are concerned in conducting human affairs that, however pure and capacious their own conceptions may be, they must accommodate themselves to the circumstances with which they are environed and use the instruments that are within their reach. -William Godwin

Chinese learning is an internal learning, but Western learning is an external one; Chinese learning is for the cultivation of oneself, just as Western learning is for the handling of worldly affairs. -Zhang Zhidong

I myself think that the wise man meddles little or not at all in affairs and does his own things. -Chrysippus

We ministers have undoubtedly failed to connect and apply Christianity to the practical everyday problems of the average man. In this, we have failed to follow in Christ's footsteps. For the religion which He taught and revealed in His own life and ministry was an intensely practical and down-to-earth affair. -Peter Marshall

You need basically some accountability rules, which means democratic checks and balances at the euro zone level, and definitely, you have to increase convergence in terms of taxes, in terms of social affairs and so on. -Emmanuel Macron

I've had a love affair with the desert ever since I can remember. No matter what I wrote – contemporary romance, spy thriller, high fantasy – it was going to have a desert in it. -Rae Carson

I love how close you are to current affairs and social issues here in England. Out in L.A., you have to make an effort to look outside that little microcosm. It's almost like it's a virtual reality to imagine a problem there. -Thandie Newton

There were a number of houses. When we first arrived in Limerick, it was a one-room affair with most of it taken up with a bed. -Frank McCourt

Despite a certain amount of rhetoric, such as 'the second American Revolution,' there is a fair consensus about which events in the affairs of a people can rightly be called revolutions. It is also clear that such revolutions are proper objects of study for the historian. -Ian Hacking

Prime ministers come and go, but so long as he or she lives, the sovereign remains, receiving and reading all state papers and meeting once a week with the prime minister to advise, enquire, and comment – sometimes sharply, as was the case with Queen Elizabeth II and Mrs. Thatcher – on affairs of state. -Michael Korda

My guess is that my mom and dad are very actively involved in the affairs of the next life, and they don't spend too much time looking back. My dad used to say he always looks forward; he never looks back. -Mitt Romney

I'm in love with lots of different things. I do love love, though. I don't think love should make you feel uneasy. When you feel sick, I don't think that's love – that's infatuation. Someone who makes you feel like that is exciting – it's the one that you imagine when you think of an amazing affair – but that's not actually a stable love. -Alexa Chung

Counter-insurgency, as you know, is a roller-coaster affair. -David Petraeus

It's shameful to admit, but it's been a bit of a lifelong affair, and I do now feel I'm as good as it gets. I'm honourable, kind, friendly, warm, intelligent, generous, and I've got a good sense of humour. -Miriam Margolyes

Nothing is more interesting in a novel or a play than an affair. -Howard Jacobson

Every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration, on foreign affairs, will be made to benefit American workers and American families. We must protect our borders from the ravages of other countries making our products, stealing our companies, and destroying our jobs. Protection will lead to great prosperity and strength. -Donald Trump

The George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin affair is one of the most important and clarifying moments in American history. -Mike Gallagher

If you want to wear long hair or wear that dress, as long as you're not hurting yourself or anybody else, I say do it. If you want to go out and have a romantic, sexy affair, do it. -Florence Henderson

We must make it clear that revolution does not merely mean an upheaval or a sanguinary strife. Revolution necessarily implies the programme of systematic reconstruction of society on new and better adapted basis after complete destruction of the existing state of affairs (i.e., regime). -Bhagat Singh

Literature is a far more ancient and viable thing than any social formation or state. And just as the state interferes in literature, literature has the right to interfere in the affairs of state. -Joseph Brodsky

I've got a love affair with Harley-Davidson. One of my earliest photos with my dad is of him holding me as a baby on his bike. -Jeffrey Dean Morgan

I am particularly interested in primary education because the state of affairs in primary education in this country is a cause for concern. -Azim Premji

When people performing on the public's behalf feel intimidated, it's a sorry affair. -Michael Frome

As far as my involvement in the Bajaj family affairs is concerned, it is a friendly gesture. -Sharad Pawar

Running a government as chief minister and managing affairs of the nation are different things. -Sharad Pawar

I have become like a rhinoceros – thick-skinned – all the gossip about my numerous affairs does not bother me anymore. -Amy Jackson

Going to India to do a film is not an everyday affair. I thought I would do that one movie to show my grandchildren when I am 60. -Amy Jackson

To me, one of the big silver linings of the Simpson trial is the advances we've made in understanding domestic violence as a lethal problem. Before that trial, I think there was a widespread sense that it was a family affair, a normal part of a relationship, not really a crime. The reality is that it's very much a crime, and a very serious one. -Marcia Clark

Led Zeppelin was an affair of the heart. Each of the members was important to the sum total of what we were. -Jimmy Page

I was trying to heal wounds all the time, whether it meant having affairs or having attitude. I didn't want to show how sad I was. -Peggy Lipton

The idea of the Songun revolution is an idea of giving importance and precedence to military affairs in implementing the masses' cause of independence, the socialist cause, and pushing ahead with the overall revolution and construction with the revolutionary army as the core force. -Kim Jong-un

Our Party maintains the improvement of the people's living conditions as the most important of the numerous state affairs. -Kim Jong-un

Moviemaking is a dirty, tiring affair. The joy comes from the possibility to be free on set and really let loose. -Luca Guadagnino

The situation of America is new in the annals of mankind; her affairs cry haste, and speed must answer them. -John Paul Jones

Thou knowest how long and loyally I served the king in his worldly affairs. For that cause, it pleased him to promote me to the office which now I hold. When I consented, it was for the sake of the king alone. When I was elected, I was formally acquitted of my responsibilities for all that I had done as a chancellor. -Thomas Becket

There is quite a large clan of Scotties among American beggars. He is a good beggar for the simple reason that he is a good talker. Almost every Scotch beggar I met in the States of America was inclined to be talkative, and yet they all managed to conceal their private affairs. -W. H. Davies

I have had a lifetime love affair with all types of dance. Pole dancing was always just for fun until we had a pole installed at 'The Girls Next Door' house, then we started taking it a bit more seriously and got into using it for exercise. -Kendra Wilkinson

I definitely never had an affair with the president. -Judy Smith

I remember having lunch with a friend who worked at the White House. I'd just graduated from law school but kept telling my friend what they needed to do and weren't doing right about the Iran-Contra affair. The next day, I got a call from the White House, offering me a job. -Judy Smith

Russia's assertiveness in global affairs is something I look upon with great concern, which we need to address with eyes wide open and a healthy degree of skepticism. -Dan Coats

I have a bit of a love affair with fairy tales and some of the ideas of Irish mythology, like Oscar Wilde and W.B. Yeats, who captured a lot of that very beautifully. -Hozier

Human affairs require some combination of moral commitment with disciplined political action. And that is what keeps me intrigued and challenged and wanting to influence events. -Zbigniew Brzezinski

Both World War II and the subsequent Cold War gave America's involvement in world affairs a clear focus. The objectives of foreign policy were relatively easy to define, and they could be imbued with high moral content. -Zbigniew Brzezinski

The American people deserve an honest assessment of the state of our foreign affairs. -Todd Young

My wedding was a very private affair for close family and friends, so I had decided to hold a reception in my native town. -Mohit Chauhan

My father was a television director and producer, working on documentaries and current affairs programmes including 'Panorama,' and I didn't think he'd find acting a sensible option. But as soon as I'd finished my A-levels, I got on a train to Edinburgh, and that was it. -Sarah Alexander

I never thought about moving to L.A.; I always wanted to be in New York. I moved there, and now I still have a kind of love affair with the city. -Holly Hunter

As my friends will tell you, I am a superior agonizer. Believe me, you do not want me in the cockpit of an airliner. But in my defense, choosing an idea is also a high-stakes affair. -Erik Larson

I imagine I will be less involved in film and be focused more on family and foreign affairs. -Angelina Jolie

I did, of course, do research about what the current state of affairs is in terms of the eating disorder community and who's being affected, and I was surprised to see that – something that was – way back when I was in the thick of it, it was typified as a fairly white, middle-class girl problem. And if it was, it really isn't anymore. -Marti Noxon

Politicians have done some grim things in pursuit of the office. President Franklin Roosevelt was a philanderer; nevertheless, he pushed aides to use his opponent Wendell Wilkie's affairs to hurt him. He even tutored aides on how to spread rumors without getting caught. -John Dickerson

It's one of my government's ambitions to secure a seat for Ireland on the U.N. Security Council so that we can play an even greater role in international affairs and try to build what we all believe in, which is a world of laws. -Leo Varadkar

Global affairs consultant Ian Bremmer, founder of the Eurasia Group, has started a newsletter called 'Signal,' aimed at millennials. For years, Bremmer has written a maddeningly all-lowercase yet fascinating weekly newsletter on geopolitics. -Adam Lashinsky

Where the West has intervened in African domestic affairs, such as it did in Libya 2011, the country became a cradle of extremism that exports weapons, jihadists, and ideology to the rest of Africa, the Middle East, and Europe. -Pete Hoekstra

Foreign policy is painstakingly difficult, and if there is to be anything gained from the experience in Libya, it is how not to conduct world affairs. -Pete Hoekstra

When I was growing up, all these superheroes were white. On some level, you put that out of your mind… but as you get older, you realize it's a very one-sided affair. So I'm very glad to see that these movies are becoming more diversified. -Joe Morton

If I could have anything – you know, and this is across the board for any presidential candidate – I would have a greater acknowledgment of history in our policy and in our affairs. -Ta-Nehisi Coates

The whole business of basketball with China, it's just a huge business that enables us to come over and connect with them and continue that fan affair. -Paul Pierce

I think my songs serve a purpose in a very therapeutic way to do with relationships, very different to do with my opinions on world affairs. -Lapsley

I had several turtles before they were in. People seemed to think they were funny. Now everyone is wearing them practically every place. I think that's real fine, but I don't agree they should go to a formal affair. Turtlenecks with dinner jackets seem ridiculous to me. -Peter Graves

The investment banks should either choose to be regulated as banks or should arrange to conduct their affairs to not require the stop-gap support of the Federal Reserve. -Kenneth C. Griffin

I felt very strongly about the Ashley Madison thing. Of the 39 million people who signed up for Ashley Madison, only a tiny percentage of them actually had an affair. And I'd go a step further and say even if they did, it's none of our business, frankly. -Jon Ronson

It's not the love affair I have with film, but television can be a playground for interesting ideas. -Yvette Mimieux

In 'Forbidden Love,' my character is a divorcee who has an affair with a young doctor. They are blissfully happy and have everything going for them. But their peers, friends, her daughter, and his family disapprove, and the affair ends. -Yvette Mimieux

I don't have a problem with a board that advises, that supervises, one with which we can have a discussion. But we will never accept a board that has control over Puerto Rico's affairs. -Eduardo Bhatia

Not just me, in fact, my entire family is a devout follower of Lord Hanuman. It's an annual affair where we all celebrate Hanuman Jayanti with a big puja at home, and all the relatives join us in the puja. -Ashish Sharma

I look back on those early days in the theater like the beginning of a love affair, when you're totally in love with the work, and that's all there is. -Viola Davis

Voting, for me, has always been a family affair. -Sadiq Khan

There's certainly more chance of me winning 'Strictly' than having an affair with my dance partner, but you know, who knows? -Robert Rinder

If you are a politician who styles yourself as a model of family virtue but are having a secret affair, you have no right to expect it to remain secret. -Robert Rinder

A ruler of men faces two possible misfortunes: if he employs the worthy, the ministers will use worthiness as a pretext to rob their ruler of his power, but if he promotes men recklessly, his affairs will be neglected, and he will not prevail. -Han Fei

What the Shin Bet did in the Bus 300 affair is no less than declaring a revolt. They took the methods of manipulation, disinformation, threats, blackmail, etc. and instead of using them against the enemy, they used these tactics against their own side. -Ronen Bergman

To the best of my knowledge, after the Pollard affair, Israel does not spy on the United States or against American targets. -Ronen Bergman

The political lives of tyrants play out human affairs with a special intensity: the death of a democratic leader long after his retirement is a private matter, but the death of a tyrant is always a political act that reflects the character of his power. -Simon Sebag Montefiore

I have had this interesting love affair with London and England, though I don't know how London feels about me. -Cuba Gooding, Jr.

We have continued to advance our global ambition with acquisitions that fill in the global footprint, such as Dabo in Dubai on the marketing side, Smithfield in the U.K. for financial PR, Ergo in Germany for corporate reputation and public affairs, and Position in Colombia to add scale to our Latin America business. -Richard Edelman

Edelman diversified into public affairs in the late '60s with important programs for the Concorde SST, gaining landing rights at JFK Airport in New York, and in the late '70s generating public approval for the building of the very stark Vietnam Veterans War Memorial in Washington, D.C., from a design by the very young architect Maya Lin. -Richard Edelman

Everyone thinks that Prince and I had a beautiful, romantic love affair, but we didn't. We just let people think that in order to promote 'Purple Rain.' -Apollonia Kotero

In financial affairs and dealings with the state, those in the precariat are disadvantaged since they are usually less well-informed and have to do much more to satisfy demands made on them if they want to gain meagre state benefits. -Guy Standing

Countries that are occasionally immature in their ability to manage their economic affairs as well as they should – and that includes most of them – are going to find that the world is at risk. -Charles Dallara

Governments everywhere have ministries dedicated to women's affairs. I know of only one with a Ministry for Women Empowerment: Indonesia. Charged with the 'realization of gender equality and justice' together with children's well-being, the ministry frames gender equality as a matter of justice. -Arancha Gonzalez

As the world continues its love affair with smartphones and tablets, mobile has become so essential to our lives that most people couldn't imagine life without it. -Peggy Johnson

American democracy depends on the public's ability to remain accurately informed on our state of affairs. -Tom Steyer

Iran must stop meddling in the affairs of Arab countries, and we refuse to be taken by Iran to an axis against Arab countries. -Saad Hariri

Donald Trump has proven adept at mobilizing anti-immigrant and anti-trade sentiment among a minority of Americans into a strong movement that seeks to put the United States first in global affairs. Yet, his is not the majority's view. -Ivo Daalder

When George Hirsch ran the New York City Marathon in 1976, the first year the course snaked through all five boroughs, the event was a lean affair. He and two thousand others dodged wayward bicycles and pedestrians on the streets, with little help from an anemic police presence. -Mary Pilon

With the Industrial Revolution, the production of food was delegated to big companies in order for women and men to be in the labour force, to come home, stick something in the oven, and eat. It became a big industry that does not have a love affair with food nor is really concerned about nurturing you or giving you the right nutrition. -Lidia Bastianich

At one time, my mother did plan to divorce my father when she found out about an affair he had with a model, the sister of one of my brother's girlfriends. -Penny Junor

The resilience of narrative storytelling and people's love affair with television is impressive. -Kevin Reilly

'Miscast' is a family affair. It highlights so many different aspects of the industry in that one night, and it's a great evening. -Keala Settle

I was not exposed to a lot of culture. The shows we saw in high school, like 'Phantom of the Opera' and 'Miss Saigon,' were thrilling. But my love affair with theater started with seeing a production of 'Little Shop of Horrors' that my sister was in. -Stephen Karam

My decision to open my first restaurant in Nashville was born from my heart. From the moment I stepped foot in Music City, I have had a love affair with the people and burgeoning culinary scene. -Maneet Chauhan

As both an essayist and science fiction and fantasy novelist, I write about and for the future. I talk about the past to remind us that what we believe has always been true – that men and women are somehow static categories, or that men in power has always been the default, or that same-sex love affairs were always taboo – has not always been thus. -Kameron Hurley

As chief business affairs and legal officer, I am responsible for driving Airbnb's engagement strategy and civic partnership efforts as well as overseeing the company's global public policy, community mobilization, legal, communications, compliance, social initiatives, and philanthropy efforts. -Belinda Johnson

I've spent many hours on national TV talking about politics and current affairs, including sexual harassment and the #MeToo Movement. -Ana Navarro

I didn't know if I should tell people that Johnny Cash had an affair with his sister-in-law while his wife was pregnant. How much does the public need to know about a performer? -Robert Hilburn

My love affair with painting is bittersweet. -Kehinde Wiley

What's obvious is that the U.S. has a very imperfect system, and yet its leaders are obsessed with lecturing the rest of the world on how to organise their affairs. -Margarita Simonyan

German predominance is not all-encompassing. In foreign affairs and military matters, for instance, France and Britain still play a much bigger role. But across a large swathe of European policy, Germany has become much more than a first among equals. -Zanny Minton Beddoes

TV loves to bring in affairs – as soon as you have a relationship, let's screw it up. -Connie Britton

Of all Prince Philip's respected biographers, only Sarah Bradford is adamant that Philip has had affairs. -Ingrid Seward

This idea – that the only way to mend the relationship post-affair is through therapy – is unique to the American script. -Pamela Druckerman

'Fantastic' is self-explanatory, you know? And the 'Negrito' is a way to open up blackness to everyone – you know, make it playful, international. It's extremely positive in my view; it's my affair with this music. -Fantastic Negrito

Debra Stephenson and I are nothing more than friends and have a close working relationship – we certainly have not had an affair. -Bradley Walsh

Iranians embraced my approach to domestic and international affairs because they saw it as long overdue. -Hassan Rouhani

It's hard to imagine a time when lobster pots weren't part of a well-equipped kitchen, but America's love affair with the two-clawed crustaceans didn't start until the 1800s. -Susannah Cahalan

There is no doubt in my mind at all. The Duke of Edinburgh has had affairs – yes, full-blown affairs, and more than one. -Sarah Bradford

The love affair between black folks and the Clintons has been going on for a long time. It began back in 1992, when Bill Clinton was running for president. He threw on some shades and played the saxophone on 'The Arsenio Hall Show.' It seems silly in retrospect, but many of us fell for that. -Michelle Alexander

The United States does not accept foreign meddling in our elections, and we shouldn't have an ambassador attempting to intrude in another country's political affairs. -Jeanne Shaheen

As I create art, it is like a love affair. My days go by loving what I do. -Peter Max

Wrestling has taken me on a ride and a love affair. I absolutely enjoy wrestling. -Bobby Lashley

John Kerry is going to have a rough tenure as secretary of state. But let's face it: whoever came after Hillary Clinton was going to have to deal with a foreign affairs press corps that has been sleeping for four years. From the moment Hillary entered Foggy Bottom, political reporters have treated their beloved secretary of state with kid gloves. -Richard Grenell

I've always had a love affair with Boston. -Ayanna Pressley

My father's diner, the Jefferson Coffee Shop, was a simple, 27-seat affair in Washington D.C., open for breakfast and lunch – coffee and eggs in the morning, cold cuts and burgers in the afternoon. -George Pelecanos

Anyone who has been obsessed or been in a mad love affair, sometimes you don't make the right decisions. -Sandra Oh

President Karzai's regime is not perfect. There are problems of improving governance. But you cannot transform Afghanistan overnight. It is going to be a long-term affair. -Manmohan Singh

Judiciary must be encouraged to find ways and means to regulate its own affairs – consistent with the spirit of the Constitution. -Manmohan Singh

I wonder if all love affairs, all marriages, all lifelong partnerships, aren't in some ways a turning away from the world. -Kim Brooks

As a reader with next to no knowledge of classical mythology, I approached 'The Aeneid' just as I would a contemporary poem or novel – and, despite my ignorance, I was rewarded with a rich and affecting portrait of, among other things, the memorably doomed love affair between Aeneas and Dido. -Sally Rooney

Many go through life afraid of numbers and upset by numbers. They would rather amble along through life miscounting, miscalculating and, in general, mismanaging their worldly affairs than make friends with numbers. -Shakuntala Devi

Knowing more about numbers and being acquainted with them will not only enrich our lives but also contribute towards managing our day to day affairs much better. -Shakuntala Devi

Often, my liberal Canadian brethren will claim that 'Canada doesn't get involved in foreign affairs or wars overseas. We turn the other cheek.' No. Canada doesn't have the military might to exercise any option other than to remain uninvolved. They aren't turning the other cheek. They're pulling a Sweden. -Steven Crowder

The House of Commons has the undoubted rights to expel members for misconduct. This is an absolute authority which cannot be challenged in any court, as it derives from the twin concept of the High Court of Parliament being the most senior court in the land and of each House's right to regulate its own affairs. -Jacob Rees-Mogg

We fell in love during the making of 'Ye Maaya Chesave' in 2009, and the love affair continued very well in the following years. I was, however, delaying revealing to my parents about my love affair despite Sam's insistence. One day, when we were chatting casually, Sam threatened to tie a 'rakhi' on me if I didn't tell about the love to my parents. -Naga Chaitanya

Clearly, children need to be aware of the news and current affairs. I buy my own children a children's newspaper so they can form their own views. -Katie Hopkins

If the worst thing happening to Middle Eastern people is that Carlos Mencia is doing a joke about them being stopped at airports, that's a pretty awesome state of affairs. -Carlos Mencia

It's amazing to me – what is this love affair we have with bad guys? With the bad boy in high school, with the anti-hero, et cetera, et cetera? Because I was always just a very nice boy. I didn't get it. -Terry O'Quinn

Some suggest that, as a woman, I meddle in political affairs and need to be 'put in my place.' -Ilhan Omar

I must say I have a personal love affair with India, with its civilisation, its culture. -Antonio Guterres

Survival is not just a physical thing. It's a constant mental affair. So, I kind of really draw a lot of power from that word. -Parvathy

I'm still hesitant to call myself a journalist. I see myself as a documentary maker who is trusted with hard-hitting current affairs issues. -Stacey Dooley

When you can't take care of your wife, how can you run the affairs of the country? -N. Chandrababu Naidu

I've been asked a number of times what was my proudest accomplishment when I was still very active in the day-to-day affairs of Southwest Airlines. I always said job security for our people. -Herb Kelleher

It would be nice to crack America, but I need the opponent to do that. If Eddie Chambers is the best American heavyweight they can dig up, it's a very sad state of affairs. -David Haye

You have to understand, the Blazers and their fans had a unique relationship. I'm not sure there has ever been a love affair between an NBA team and its fan base like we had… We had good players and good citizens. -Clyde Drexler

My birthday is generally a very quiet affair. -Jackie Shroff

I thought divorce was for people that threw plates at each other, and I'd have to be an alcoholic or having affairs. But the truth is, sometimes a very sweet, well-meaning person just doesn't do it for you, and you need to get out of there. -Pete Holmes

I am a huge fan of the Premier League, but do you think it will maintain its attractiveness if the Champions League is only an affair between English clubs and one or two others? -Frans Timmermans

I don't believe it helps when internal affairs are made public. -Niko Kovac

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