Affinity Quotes : Affinity Sayings In Life

These affinity quotes will inspire you. Affinity is a spontaneous or natural liking or sympathy for someone or something.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging affinity quotes, affinity sayings, and affinity proverbs.

Best Affinity Quotes

  1. “When elderly invalids meet with fellow-victims of their own ailments, then at last real conversation begins, and life is delicious.” ~ Logan Pearsall Smith
  2. “There can be little liking where there is no likeness.” ~ Aesop
  3. “Most of the ancestors that I can trace were born here in the United States of America. And then it goes back to slavery. And I’m sure my ancestors go all the way back to Africa, but I feel more of an affinity for America than I do for Africa. I’m a black man in America.” ~ Herman Cain
  4. “It is a great bond to dislike the same things.” ~ George Santayana

  5. “I’ve always had an affinity and a passion for cars and that whole car culture.” ~ Ludacris
  6. “I found it very easy to transform into creeps and weirdos and losers and goof-balls, and I’m happy to play eccentric kinds of characters, and I have a great affinity for the outsider, but I definitely am about expanding my range as well.” ~ Rainn Wilson
  7. “Friendship takes place between those who have an affinity for one another, and is a perfectly natural and inevitable result. No professions nor advances will avail…. It is a drama in which the parties have no part to act.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  8. “I have an affinity for Disney and the Princess.” ~ Kidada Jones

  9. “In any group there is more or less tension between people, and there are complicities and affinities.” ~ Guillaume Canet
  10. “Human beings grew up in forests; we have a natural affinity for them. How lovely a tree is, straining toward the sky.” ~ Carl Sagan
  11. “I have taught students from the New York City area so long I have a special affinity and rapport with them. It surprises me sometimes that there are students from anywhere else.” ~ Robert Morgan
  12.  “Millions of years ago, in my previous incarnations, I must have been related to swans… because I can still feel that affinity.” ~ Jean Sibelius

  13. “The success of many books is due to the affinity between the mediocrity of the author’s ideas and those of the public.” ~ Nicolas Chamfort
  14. “Faith always contains an element of risk, of venture; and we are impelled to make the venture by the affinity and attraction which we feel in ourselves.” ~ William Ralph Inge
  15. “Peter Beard is one of those people I’ve known a long time. We have an affinity. We share certain values.” ~ Terry Southern
  16. “There is an organic affinity between joyousness and tenderness.” ~ William James

  17. “Design is not making beauty, beauty emerges from selection, affinities, integration, love.” ~ Louis Kahn
  18. “The chemical compounds are comparable to a system of planets in that the atoms are held together by chemical affinity. They may be more or less numerous, simple or complex in composition, and in the constitution of the materials, they play the same role as Mars and Venus do in our planetary system, or the compound members such as our earth with its moon, or Jupiter with its satellites… If in such a system a particle is replaced by one of different character, the equilibrium can persist, and then the new compound will exhibit properties similar to those shown by the original substance.” ~ Jean-Baptiste Dumas
  19. “To discover the rules of society that are best suited to nations, there would need to exist a superior intelligence, who could understand the passions of men without feeling any of them, who had no affinity with our nature but knew it to the full, whose happiness was independent of ours, but who would nevertheless make our happiness his concern, who would be content to wait in the fullness of time for a distant glory, and to labour in one age to enjoy the fruits in another. Gods would be needed to give men laws.” ~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  20. “I grew up with such an affinity to cats. I adore the way that they think and operate.” ~ Guy Pearce

  21. “I have always had a special affinity for libraries and librarians, for the most obvious reasons. I love books. (One of my first jobs was shelving books at a branch of the Chicago Public Library.) Libraries are a pillar of any society. I believe our lack of attention to funding and caring for them properly in the United States has a direct bearing on problems of literacy, productivity, and our inability to compete in today’s world. Libraries are everyman’s free university.” ~ John Jakes
  22. “My father being in the movie business, I thought being an actor would be great. But when I started singing to people in coffeehouses, you know, singing folk music and then, later, singing songs that I started to write myself, I felt more than an affinity for it.” ~ David Crosby
  23. “Maybe it’s legitimate criticism, though it can be hurtful. Maybe I haven’t paid sufficient attention to the people with whom I would have a natural affinity as a liberal, and they feel let down by that.” ~ Paddy Ashdown
  24. “Violent antipathies are always suspicious, and betray a secret affinity.” ~ William Hazlitt

  25. “Indian religion has always felt that since the minds, the temperaments and the intellectual affinities of men are unlimited in their variety, a perfect liberty of thought and of worship must be allowed to the individual in his approach to the Infinite.” ~ Sri Aurobindo
  26. “I generally find an affinity with a lot of the people I play and I suppose if I didn’t feel an affinity for them then they wouldn’t be particularly good performances.” ~ Hugo Weaving
  27. “There are plenty of opportunities for common grounds that we need to explore and strengthen. The Hispanic community has a strong affinity for our relationship with Israel.” ~ Bob Menendez
  28. “In the present state of our knowledge, it would be useless to attempt to speculate on the remote cause of the electrical energy… its relation to chemical affinity is, however, sufficiently evident. May it not be identical with it, and an essential property of matter?” ~ Humphry Davy
  29. “I’ve always had an affinity for growing things.” ~ Maynard James Keenan

  30. “Truth never yet fell dead in the streets; it has such affinity with the soul of man, the seed however broadcast will catch somewhere and produce its hundredfold.” ~ Theodore Parker
  31. “When I write now I do not invent situation, characters, or actions, but rather structures and discursive forms, textual groupings which are combined according to secret affinities among themselves, as in architecture or the plastic arts.” ~ Juan Goytisolo
  32. “It is wrong to think that love comes from long companionship and persevering courtship. Love is the offspring of spiritual affinity and unless that affinity is created in a moment, it will not be created for years or even generations.” ~ Khalil Gibran
  33.  There is an organic affinity between joyousness and tenderness, and their companionship in the saintly life need in no way occasion surprise.” ~ William James

  34. “People have an affinity towards things, and you don’t know where it comes from. Mozart wrote a symphony when he was four, so it’s said; the theory is maybe because his father was a conductor, it happened in vitro, and he heard the music before he was born, and by the age of four he knew how to write music.” ~ William Shatner
  35. “Although we know nothing of what an atom is, yet we cannot resist forming some idea of a small particle, which represents it to the mind … there is an immensity of facts which justify us in believing that the atoms of matter are in some way endowed or associated with electrical powers, to which they owe their most striking qualities, and amongst them their mutual chemical affinity.” ~ Michael Faraday
  36. “Lotta people don’t realize when you grow up with people, you have an affinity, a relationship you don’t get with anyone else. After you’re twenty years old, anyone you meet after that, it’s different from the people you knew before.” ~ Joseph Jarman
  37. “I think Trump’s affinity for Netanyahu is part of the fact that he is most comfortable with fellow bullies. He is setting up a worldwide club of ruling bullies.” ~ Lawrence Davidson

  38. “The first precept in Buddhism is “Do not kill.” This precept is not merely a legalistic prohibition, but a realization of our affinity with all who share the gift of life. A compassionate heart provides a firm ground for this precept.” ~ Dhammananda Bhikkhuni
  39. “Love is the offspring of spiritual affinity and unless that affinity is created in a moment, it will not be created for years or even generations.” ~ Nikki Giovanni
  40. “Love is the internal, affectively apprehended, aspect of the affinity which links and draws together the elements of the world… Love, in fact, is the expression and the agent of universal synthesis.” ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
  41. “I don’t know why women feel an affinity with me.” ~ Jennifer Aniston
  42. “Whatever bears affinity to cunning is despicable.” ~ Jane Austen

  43. “There is a class of persons to whom by all spiritual affinity i am bought and sold; for them i will go to prison, if need be; but your miscellaneous popular charities; the education at college of fools; the building of meeting-houses to the vain end to which many now stand; alms to sots; and the thousandfold Relief Societies; – though i confess with shame i sometimes succumb and give the dollar, it is a wicked dollar which by and by i shall have the manhood to withhold.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  44. “I have to say, I have an affinity for Bossanova. It’s very warm-sounding to me – lush and simple. I like that.” ~ Joey Santiago
  45. “I devoted my career to building an affinity with my fans who have supported me unflinchingly and no barbed wire fence or prison wall will stop that.” ~ Foxy Brown
  46. “You know, I have a deep, deep affinity for Dr. Suess.” ~ Liev Schreiber

  47. “The right merchant is one who has the just average of faculties we call common sense; a man of a strong affinity for facts, who makes up his decision on what he has seen. He is thoroughly persuaded of the truths of arithmetic. There is always a reason, in the man, for his good or bad fortune in making money. Men talk as if there were some magic about this. He knows that all goes on the old road, pound for pound, cent for cent – for every effect a perfect cause – and that good luck is another name for tenacity of purpose.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  48. “The writer I feel the most affinity with – you said you felt my books are 19th century novels, I think they’re 18th century novels – is Fielding, Henry Fielding, he’s the guy who does it for me.” ~ Jonathan Coe
  49. “I have this personal affinity for the desert. I am fascinated by the desert. I love it.” ~ Erika Slezak
  50. “The closest thing to a law of nature in business is that form has an affinity for expense, while substance has an affinity for income.” ~ Dee Hock

  51. “I cannot go to the houses of my nearest relatives, because I do not wish to be alone. Society exists by chemical affinity, and not otherwise.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  52. “For the church is not a human society of people united by their natural affinities but the Body of Christ, in which all members, however different, (and He rejoices in their differences and by no means wishes to iron them out) must share the common life, complementing and helping one another precisely by their differences.” ~ C. S. Lewis
  53. “The laws of Coexistence;-the adaptation of structure to function; and to a certain extent the elucidation of natural affinities may be legitimately founded upon the examination of fully developed species;-But to obtain an insight into the laws of development,-the signification or bedeutung, of the parts of an animal body demands a patient examination of the successive stages of their development, in every group of Animals.” ~ Richard Owen
  54. “Preceptive wisdom that has not been vivified by life has in itself no affinity for life.” ~ J. G. Holland

  55. “Thus the evidence given by those five new thigh bones of the morphological and functional distinctness of Pithecanthropus erectus furnishes proof, at the same time, of its close affinity with the gibbon group of anthropoid apes.” ~ Eugene Dubois
  56. “If Thought is capable of being classed with Electricity, or Will with chemical affinity, as a mode of motion, it seems necessary to fall at once under the second law of thermodynamics as one of the energies which most easily degrades itself, and, if not carefully guarded, returns bodily to the cheaper form called Heat. Of all possible theories, this is likely to prove the most fatal to Professors of History.” ~ Henry Adams
  57. “How have relations with Iran and Belarus benefited Venezuela? We are interested in countries that have democracies, that respect human rights, that we have an affinity with. What affinity do we have with Iran?” ~ Henrique Capriles Radonski
  58. “I don’t connect much with the present. I have more of an affinity for what came in the past.” ~ Paloma Faith

  59. “I’ve been accused of being old before my time more than once. It’s true that I’ve always felt an affinity for, and been comfortable around, older people. I attribute this to a childhood spent around my grandparents – and even a great-grandparent or two. I wouldn’t trade those experiences for anything.” ~ Jon Meacham
  60. “Love is a gift, a miracle, a mystery. You are led to its threshold by your affinities, by your inclinations, and by the yearnings of your heart, although its power and presentation is by grace, not by expectation, demand, or requirement. Love is the ultimate paradox, for it is the lamb that is also the lion. Love is the ultimate power, which resides in surrender.” ~ Glenda Green
  61. “If I could film, we’d film every episode of ‘Doctor Who’ in New York. I have an affinity with the city. It has some wonderful locations and it is devastatingly vast and huge. Central Park looks amazing on camera.” ~ Matt Smith
  62. “Friendships are the family we make – not the one we inherit. I’ve always been someone to whom friendship, elective affinities, is as important as family.” ~ Salman Rushdie

  63. “One of the greatest hindrances in coming to Jesus is the excuse of temperament. We make our temperament and our natural affinities barriers to coming to Jesus. The first thing we realize when we come to Jesus is that He pays no attention whatever to our natural affinities. We have the notion that we can consecrate our gifts to God. You cannot consecrate what is not yours; there is only one thing you can consecrate to God, and that is your right to yourself (Romans 12:1). If you will give God your right to yourself, He will make a holy experiment out of you. God’s experiments always succeed” ~ Oswald Chambers
  64. “I don’t know that person anymore, that guy in ’86, ’87. I don’t know that guy no more. I don’t have no affinity for that guy no more. I have no affinity for the guy who said, ‘I am the greatest fighter God produced.’ I have no affinity for the guy who said he would try to push his [opponent’s] nose bone up into his brain. I just don’t know that guy. I don’t know who he is. I don’t know where he came from. I don’t have no kind of connection with him no more.” ~ Mike Tyson
  65. “Long after her death, I felt her thoughts floating through mine. Long before we met we had had the same dreams. We compared notes. We found strange affinities. The same June of the same year (1919) a stray canary had fluttered into her house and mine, in two widely separated countries. Oh, Lolita, had you love me thus!” ~ Vladimir Nabokov

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