Relationship 1265 "When the stranger conversed, it was…in such a way that Philemon felt irresistibly moved to tell him everything which he had most at heart…always the feeling that people have, when they meet with any one wise enough to comprehend all their good and evil, and to despise not a tittle of it." “The Miraculous Pitcher”
Relationship 233 "Almost all of our relationships begin and most of them continue as forms of mutual exploitation…." W. H. Auden. That's cynical.
Relationship 27 "For the first time she tolerated him rather than encouraged him." Sinclair Lewis,
Relationship 151 "Carol’s hero-worship dwindled to polite nodding, and the nodding dwindled to a desire to escape, and she went home with a headache." Sinclair Lewis,
Relationship 297 "Babbitt was frightened, but he had an agonized instinct that if he yielded in this he would yield in everything." Lewis, Babbitt.