I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.
A kiss that is never tasted, is forever and ever wasted.
The sick do not ask if the hand that smoothes their pillow is pure, nor the dying care if the lips that touch their brow have known the kiss of sin.
Few misfortunes can befall a boy which bring worse consequences than to have a really affectionate mother.
—W. Somerset Maugham
It is a sign of a creeping inner death when we no longer can praise the living.
Money does not corrupt people. What corrupts people is lack of affection. … Money is simply the bandage which wounded people put over their wounds.
I lived in the midst of an affectionate, charming family, and I am sure that there is no greater obstacle to a person who is just beginning to write.
—Katharine Butler Hathaway
If you have to convince someone to stay with you, then they have already left.
—Shannon L. Alder
We always like those who admire us; we do not always like those whom we admire.
—Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Every gift which is given, even though is be small, is in reality great, if it is given with affection.
If equal affection cannot be, let the more loving be me.
—W. H. Auden
So, fall asleep love, loved by me... for I know love, I am loved by thee.
Son, brother, father, lover, friend. There is room in the heart for all the affections, as there is room in heaven for all the stars.