quote by Frederick Buechner

In his holy flirtation with the world, God occasionally drops a handkerchief. These handkerchiefs are called saints.

— Frederick Buechner

Most Powerful Flirtations quotations

Flirting is the sin of the virtuous and the virtue of the sinful.

Plato's Symposium shows that flirtation and philosophy can further one another.

To avoid mistakes and regrets, always consult your wife before engaging in a flirtation.

I have observed, on board a steamer, how men and women easily give way to their instinct for flirtation, because water has the power of washing away our sense of responsibility, and those who on land resemble the oak in their firmness behave like floating seaweed when on the sea.

Flirtation: attention without intention.

A woman will flirt with anybody in the world as long as other people are looking on.

You can draw inspiration from anything.

If you're a good storyteller, you can take a dirty look somebody gives you, or if a guy you used to have flirtations with starts dating a new girl, or somebody you're casually talking to says something that makes you so mad - you can create an entire scenario around that.

Coquetry is the essential characteristic, and the prevalent humor of women;

but they do not all practice it, because the coquetry of some is restrained by fear or by reason.

One must cease letting oneself be eaten when one tastes best: that is known to those who want to be loved long.

Coquetry whets the appetite; flirtation depraves it. Coquetry is the thorn that guards the rose - easily trimmed off when once plucked. Flirtation is like the slime on water-plants, making them hard to handle, and when caught, only to be cherished in slimy waters.

Repeat not the manner of a flirtation;

for lo, all the world shall hear of it, and women will taunt thee.

That soul-subduing sentiment, harshly called flirtation, which is the spell of a country house.

Women flirt to keep their stock high, men to get somewhere.

If you're a gifted flirt, talking about the price of eggs will do as well as any other subject.

Women know not the whole of their coquetry.

Well, in the first place girls never marry the men they flirt with. Girls don't think it right.

A man might engage in flirtation with distinterest, even disdain.

But he never teases without affection.

This flirtation with isolationism in the Republican party is over.

It's giving way to a more muscular foreign policy than I've been advocating. But I'm also advocating building up others. Build a small schoolhouse in Afghanistan to help a poor young girl have a say about her children will destroy the ideology more than a bomb.

In an age where the lowered eyelid is just a sign of fatigue, the delicate game of love is pining away. Freud and flirtation are poor companions.

flirtation ... is a graceful salute to sex, a small impermanent spark between one human being and another, between a man and a woman not in need of fire.

Behind innocence there gathers a clotted mass of superstition, of twisted and misdirected impulse; clandestine flirtation, fads, and ragtime fill the unventilated mind.

What some highbrows call rapport is nothing more than a mild flirtation between photographer and the girl on the other side of the camera. Some models get so professional they can send hours flirting with the camera itself while the poor photographer is reduced to the role of spectator.

Flirtation and coquetry are so nearly allied as to be identical;

both are the art of successful and pleasing deception.

Music is all about seduction, so it's an ongoing flirtation, but watching anyone do what they are talented at is totally intoxicating. Take even the ugliest guy and have them do something they are really passionate about - they are instantly attractive. Unfortunately watching someone write is a little lackluster. Maybe if they had a really sexy keyboard face.

[Director Richard Tanne] was inspired by their [Barack and Michelle Obama] flirtation, and their connection. That's not normal with politicians who are married - they usually look forced or awkward.

One kind of flirtation is to boast we never flirt.

Russia, despite its heavy flirtation with capitalism and some quite unsavory oligarchs, is still building its foreign policy on the Soviet ideals of internationalism, solidarity and logic. And even domestically, President [Vladin]Putin is slowly, step-by-step, restoring many important Soviet achievements that were torpedoed by a nitwit, and one gangster - [Mikhail] Gorbachev and [Boris] Yeltsin.

I assisted at the birth of that most significant word "flirtation," which dropped from the most beautiful mouth in the world.

A gentleman who for reasons of chivalry I shall not mention, but who occupied grand office, and who had taken grandly of wine and allowed veritas to overcome him, went up to the Prime Minister and told her he had always fancied her, to which the Prime Minister replied, "Quite right - you have very good taste but I just don't think you would make it at the moment.

I do not think that the government, under the guise of some phony, alarmist, pseudo-scientific rhetoric, should attempt to control the evolution of consciousness. After all, if these things truly are consciousness-expanding, it doesn't take too much intelligence to realize that it is the absence of consciousness that is causing our flirtation with extinction and planetary disaster.

Although I considered putting my eight years of Boy Scout experience and love for our nation to the test by joining the military, I did not want to put myself in a position where I might be commanded to take the life of another, and quickly ended my flirtation with military service.

Whenever a man enters the realm of prostitutes he's always regarded as a possible customer. If you enter as a woman, you're regarded as somebody who could be in the same place. Being a man brings the perspective of flirtation.

The art of flirtation is dying. A man and woman are either in love these days or just friends. In the realm of love, reticence and sophistication should go hand in hand, for one of the joys of life is discovery. Nowadays, instead of progressing from vous to tu, from Mister to Jim, it's 'darling' and 'come to my place' in the first hour.

Flirtation envies Love, and Love envies Flirtation.