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  • That's the worst of devotion — its trade-mark is anxiety.

  • Nine times out of ten, a woman had better show more affection than she feels.

  • Affection exaggerates its own offenses ...

  • ... affection is a habit.

  • A hug is like a strangle you haven't finished yet.

  • Trust in my affection for you. Tho' I may not display it exactly in the way you like and expect it, it is not therefore less deep and sincere.

    • Anna Jameson,
    • 1833, in G.H. Needler, Letters of Anna Jameson to Ottilie Von Goethe ()
  • Affection was not the flower of his spirit but its rootage.

  • When you hug someone, you want it to be a masterpiece of connection.