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Quotes about Attachment

Let these Attachment quotes help you to let go of your troubles and move on to a joyful and inspiring life.

All life is change.
Release your attachment to the way things have been,
and wend your way joyfully
through life's unfolding majesty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology

Loving, hating, having expectations:
all these are attachments.
Attachment prevents the growth of one's true being.
- Lao Tzu

To manage your mind,
know that there is nothing,
and then relinquish all attachment to nothingness.
- Lao Tzu

Love allows your beloved the freedom to be unlike you.
Attachment asks for conformity to your needs and desires.
Love imposes no demands.
Attachment expresses an overwhelming demand - "Make me feel whole."
Love expands beyond the limits of two people.
Attachment tries to exclude everything but two people.
- Deepak Chopra in The Path to Love

 

The key to happiness is inner peace.
The greatest obstacles to inner peace are disturbing emotions
such as anger, attachment, fear and suspicion,
while love and compassion and a sense of universal responsibility
are the sources of peace and happiness.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

He who is overly attached to his family members experiences fear and sorrow,
for the root of all grief is attachment.
Thus one should discard attachment to be happy.
- Chanakya

Love without attachment is light.
- Norman O. Brown


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Pray to God that your attachment to such transitory things as wealth,
name, and creature comforts may become less and less every day.
- Ramakrishna

In many ways, my attachment to human freedom was completely
compatible with my right to live freely as a homosexual.
- Andrew Sullivan

Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions;
reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
- Simone Weil

We Jews have a special attachment to the Book.
The study of page after page in tomes yellowing with age was obligatory.
- Theodore Bikel

The parental, and filial affections seem to be as ardent,
their sensibility and attachment, as active and faithful,
as those observed to be in human nature.
- William Bartram

There is something akin to freedom in having a lover
who has no control over you,
except that which he gains by kindness and attachment.
- Harriet Ann Jacobs

If a person loves only one other person and is indifferent to all others,
his love is not love but a symbiotic attachment,
or an enlarged egotism.
- Erich Fromm

A growing awareness of the depth of popular attachment
to the family has led some liberals to concede that
family is not just a buzzword for reaction.
- Christopher Lasch

To work without attachment is to work without the expectation
of reward or fear of any punishment in this world or the next.
Work so done is a means to the end, and God is the end.
- Ramakrishna

Fiction is like a spider's web, attached ever so slightly perhaps,
but still attached to life at all four corners.
Often the attachment is scarcely perceptible.
- Virginia Woolf

Something is wrong here, and it's more than easy access
to guns or violence on TV.
It's about lack of love and attachment to loving people early in life.
- Rob Reiner

Attachment to spiritual things is...
just as much an attachment as inordinate love of anything else.
- Beverly Sills

A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that actions,
not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends.
- George Washington

Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on
does not constitute so strong an attachment
as that from which they draw their gains.
- Thomas Jefferson

I didn't spend a whole lot of time here,
but I had the seven best years of my career in this
city and having an attachment here 20-some odd years
later is pretty special to me.
- Paul Coffey

We long for an affection altogether ignorant of our faults.
Heaven has accorded this to us in the uncritical canine attachment.
- George Eliot

If you wish to strengthen your confidence in God still more,
often recall the loving way in which He has acted toward you,
and how mercifully He has tried to bring you out of your sinful life,
to break your attachment to the things of earth and draw you to His love.
- Alphonsus Liguori

There is a fuzzy but real distinction that can and
I believe should be made,
between patriotism, which is attachment to a way of life,
and nationalism, which is the insistence that your
way of life deserves to rule over other ways of life.
- Todd Gitlin

The excitement that you were feeling about a special,
unique path for yourself as a woman is all part of
your identification with and attachment to being female.
And that's ultimately all ego.
- Andrew Cohen

We shall suffer no attachment to literature,
no taste for abstract discussion, no love of purely intellectual theories,
to seduce us from our devotion to the cause of the oppressed,
the down trodden, the insulted and injured masses of our fellow men.
- George Ripley

It seems that the fiction writer has a revolting attachment to the poor,
for even when he writes about the rich,
he is more concerned with what they lack than with what they have.
- Flannery O'Connor

If there is any principle of the Constitution that
more imperatively calls for attachment than any other
it is the principle of free thought,
not free thought for those who agree with us but freedom
for the thought that we hate.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Convinced that the attachment of colonies to the metropolis,
depends infinitely more upon moral and religious feeling,
than political arrangement, or even commercial advantage,
I cannot but lament that more is not done to instill
it into the minds of the people.
- John Strachan

I chose to release all my attachments.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am ME.
I am not my attachments.
I am not my possessions.
I am not the people in my life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If it isn't the sheriff, it's the finance company;
I've got more attachments on me than a vacuum cleaner.
- John Barrymore

Mankind have their local attachments.
They have a particular regard for the spot,
in which they were born and nurtured.
- Thomas Clarkson

He who is void of virtuous attachments in private life is,
or very soon will be, void of all regard for his country.
There is seldom an instance of a man guilty of betraying his country,
who had not before lost the feeling of moral obligations
in his private connections.
- Samuel Adams

You must be ready to give up everything,
not only material attachments but also human attachments -
father,
mother, wife, children - everything that you have.
But the one thing which you have to abandon unconditionally is your self.
- Bede Griffiths

Further-more, partisan attachments powerfully shape political perceptions,
beliefs and values, and incumbents enjoy advantages
well beyond the way in which their districts are configured.
- Thomas E. Mann

All people know the same truth.
Our lives consist of how we chose to distort it.
- the Woody Allen movie Deconstructing Harry

I'm sure that my mom would have been happy with any path I chose.
- Joely Fisher

I sent 200, 300 of the clothes that I had made,
and the dancers chose what they liked.
- Issey Miyake

The reason I chose the movies that I did was based
on where they were being filmed.
- Meryl Streep

I chose to be Mrs.
Johnny Cash in my life.
I decided I'd allow him to be Moses and I'd be Moses' brother Aaron,
picking his arms up and padding along behind him.
- June Carter Cash

I didn't choose literature.
Literature chose me.
There was no decision on my side.
- Manuel Puig

Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance
and hypocritical humility.
I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

I chose Tennessee because I thought they'd give me an opportunity to play.
- Jamal Lewis

I chose to go to law school because I thought that someday,
somehow I'd make a difference.
- Christopher Darden

I chose baseball because to me baseball is the best game of all.
- Dave Winfield

I chose my wife, as she did her wedding gown,
for qualities that would wear well.
- Oliver Goldsmith

A lot of people asked me if it was frustrating not
having a clear specific diagnosis,
but I didn't mind, I just chose the most optimistic diagnosis.
- Karen Duffy

I couldn't live up to it.
So I chose to run away.
- Ursula Andress

We chose this road, and will end with martyrdom or victory.
- Ahmed Yassin

She gave up beauty in her tender youth,
gave all her hope and joy and pleasant ways;
she covered up her eyes lest they should gaze on vanity,
and chose the bitter truth.
- Christina Rossetti

Fortunately, President Kennedy and Robert Kennedy disagreed
with the estimate and chose a course of action less
ambitious and aggressive than recommended by their advisers.
- David Kay

Like everybody who is not in love, he thought one chose
the person to be loved after endless deliberations
and on the basis of particular qualities or advantages.
- Marcel Proust

I chose to stay with tennis and they didn't understand that at the school.
- John Newcombe

I've been a scuba diver since I was 16 and I think
that was one of the reasons they chose me.
- Christopher Atkins

Sure, I always chose rebels to identify with -
I still do -
but to me a rebel isn't so much someone who breaks
the law as someone who goes against the odds.
- William Petersen

The guitar chose me.
- Charlie Byrd

I chose faces and figures as my subject matter simply
due to the fact that the human form is already beautiful art.
- Frank Bruno

I bought a gun and chose drugs instead.
- Kurt Cobain

I chose to treat the homosexuality like I would treat
any other form of sexuality.
- Barbet Schroeder

One must chose in life between boredom and suffering.
- Madame de Stael

I can say that I never knew what joy was like until
I gave up pursuing happiness,
or cared to live until I chose to die.
For these two discoveries I am beholden to Jesus.
- Malcolm Muggeridge

If we have only one that can govern,
and we chose him...
does that mean we're not democratic?
- Ahmed Ali

Probably some of the projects I chose to do after that
had more to do with what people thought of me.
The industry was very open and probably hoping that I could do anything.
- Bo Derek

I chose and my world was shaken.
So what? The choice may have been mistaken;
the choosing was not.
You have to move on.
- Stephen Sondheim

My generation, faced as it grew with a choice between
religious belief and existential despair,
chose marijuana.
Now we are in our Cabernet stage.
- Peggy Noonan

I can do everything with ease on the stage,
whereas in real life I feel too big and clumsy.
So I didn't choose acting.
It chose me.
- Ingrid Bergman

I'm just so honored that the universe chose me to be
the spark that has set off a raging inferno.
- Cindy Sheehan

I would never want to live in L.A., and I made that decision years ago,
so I never chose that path for myself,
although I have much respect for those that do it at a high level.
- Matt Cameron

There are a lot of homes for boys, but very few for girls,
that is why I chose to do for girls.
- Miriam Makeba


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