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Attachment Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Attachment

Please enjoy these Attachment Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

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

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

 

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

Love without attachment is light.
- Norman O. Brown

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

But I was, and still am, an avid reader and so when
I first started I chose to photograph many of the great
writers in this country to try and earn a living.
- Fay Godwin

The single life is not one I willingly chose for myself.
- Jessica Savitch

I think the greatest amount of pressure is the pressure I place on myself.
So in a way I chose to be alone.
- Cathy Freeman

Italians come to ruin most generally in three ways,
women, gambling, and farming.
My family chose the slowest one.
- Pope John XXIII

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 America as my home because I value freedom and democracy,
civil liberties and an open society.
- George Soros

Probably I chose immortality because mortality is a
universal human obsession.
- Joan D. Vinge

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

The people I chose to work with me on this album are
there because I have a personal relationship with them.
- Angie Martinez

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

My skin is more beautiful than yours.
I would be quite more popular in jail if I so chose.
- Gene Simmons

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

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 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

I like to say that I didn't choose acting -
acting chose me.
- Ving Rhames

So the ethic I was taught in school resulted in the
path I chose in my life following school.
- Kevin Mitnick

I chose Sony Classics, not just because of their practical experience,
not just because of their wisdom in marketing,
but mainly because of their integrity.
- Arthur Cohn

A few years after my first son was born,
he wanted to know how we chose his name,
so I began reading him the story of Noah's Ark.
- Boris Becker

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

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

President Obama has embraced a partisan,
polarizing strategy since day one when he chose hyper-partisan
Rahm Emanuel to be his White House Chief of Staff.
- Rory Cooper

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

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

As contemporary history reminds us we are human to
the extent that we are able to chose between alternatives.
- John G. D. Clark

It seems as though women keep growing.
Eventually they can have little or nothing in common
with the men they chose long ago.
- Eugenie Clark

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

Even now, we make no apologies for the choice we made.
The sacrifices we made were selfless.
The options we offered were patriotic while the paths
we chose were well thought out.
- Ibrahim Babangida

In responding to a terrorist attack,
there are only two choices -
take the fight to the enemy or wait until they hit you again.
In my estimation, America chose the first.
- Kay Granger

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

I chose the most explosive dress I could find.
I put a ton of makeup on and some great round earrings.
I looked like Jennifer Jones in Duel in the Sun.
- Victoria Abril

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

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


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