What is affection?


Affection or fondness is a "disposition or rare state of mind or body" that is often associated with a feeling or type of love. It has given rise to a number of branches of philosophy and psychology concerning emotion, disease, influence, state of being, and state of mind. "Affection" is popularly used to denote a feeling or type of love, amounting to more than goodwill or friendship. Writers on ethics generally use the word to refer to distinct states of feeling, both lasting and spasmodic. Some contrast it with passion as being free from the distinctively sensual element.

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Affection (song)
... "Affection" is the lead single from Jody Watley's fifth album, Affection, released on her own label Avitone Records ...
Love And Affection
... "Love and Affection" is a song by Joan Armatrading ... of compilation albums, for 1999's Love and Affection The Best of Joan Armatrading and 2003's Love and Affection Classics 1975-1983 ...
Display of Affection
... Further information Public display of affection Instead of kissing, Manchu mothers used to show affection for their children by performing fellatio on their male babies, placing its ...
Haptic Communication - Meanings of Touch - Hybrid Touches
... can be further classified as greeting/affection and departure/affection ... Greeting/affection Express affection and acknowledgement of the initiation of an encounter Departure/affection Express affection and serve to close an encounter ...
Cinema 1: The Movement Image - Types of Movement-image - The Affection-image
... “The affection-image is the close-up, and the close-up is the face…” (p87) Closeup = Face ... All faces are affection-images ... Affection-images move between two poles of admiration and desire ...

Famous quotes containing the word affection:

    Ah! on Thanksgiving day, when from East and from West,
    From North and from South, come the pilgrim and guest,
    When the gray-haired New Englander sees round his board
    The old broken links of affection restored,
    When the care-wearied man seeks his mother once more,
    And the worn matron smiles where the girl smiled before.
    What moistens the lip and what brightens the eye?
    What calls back the past, like the rich Pumpkin pie?
    John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–1892)

    Chaucer’s remarkably trustful and affectionate character appears in his familiar, yet innocent and reverent, manner of speaking of his God. He comes into his thought without any false reverence, and with no more parade than the zephyr to his ear.... There is less love and simple, practical trust in Shakespeare and Milton. How rarely in our English tongue do we find expressed any affection for God! Herbert almost alone expresses it, “Ah, my dear God!”
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Beside all the moral benefit which we may expect from the farmer’s profession, when a man enters it considerately, this promised the conquering of the soil, plenty, and beyond this, the adorning of the country with every advantage and ornament which labor, ingenuity, and affection for a man’s home, could suggest.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)