76+ Best Attachment Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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Famous Attachment Quotes

Attachment is your biggest strength and your biggest weakness. Though it gives you the power to love someone more than yourself, it becomes difficult to live when you lose something you are attached to. Even when we have lost, we should go beyond that and get truly attached to someone. Loving someone truly is the most beautiful feeling. — Shahid Kapoor

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

It seems to me that we’re in danger of losing sight of certain basic civic values in society by allowing the growth of a whole generation of people who really have no sense of attachment to society. — Alexander McCall Smith

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

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

I had an attachment disorder. — Dave Pelzer

My sister and I know our lives could have been different – radically, unthinkably, irretrievably different – if we had not been adopted. We might have found ourselves in homes without love, stability or kindness. We might have found ourselves in care for much longer, without the secure attachment that being cradled in a mother’s arms brings. — Michael Gove

The longer workers are unemployed, the greater the likelihood that their skills will erode and workers will lose attachment to the labor force, permanently damaging the economy’s dynamism and potential output. — Jerome Powell

Keep in mind that to avoid loneliness, many people need both a social circle and an intimate attachment. Having just one of two may still leave you feeling lonely. — Gretchen Rubin

People thought I was very pro-computer. I was on the cover of ‘Wired’ magazine. Then things began to change. In the early ’80s, we met this technology and became smitten like young lovers. But today our attachment is unhealthy. — Sherry Turkle

In the end, ‘Star Wars’ insists that you can’t be redeemed without attachment. That’s the strongest message of the saga, and that’s what makes it speak to people’s deepest selves. — Cass Sunstein

Compassion is loving others enough to say or do what is appropriate from an empowered heart without attachment to the outcome. — Gary Zukav

My son was five months old, and I built a makeshift studio in my living room so that I could do the attachment parenting approach and write the record at the same time. That was fortuitous, that we could build that in the house. — Alanis Morissette

Fall in love with a dog, and in many ways you enter a new orbit, a universe that features not just new colors but new rituals, new rules, a new way of experiencing attachment. — Caroline Knapp

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

Only choices made in love are compassionate. There are no exceptions. Do you have the courage to act with an empowered heart without attachment to the outcome? If not, you have no ability to give or experience compassion. That is the shocking truth. — Gary Zukav

Against barbarity, poetry can resist only by confirming its attachment to human fragility like a blade of grass growing on a wall while armies march by. — Mahmoud Darwish

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

My brands are an extension of me. They’re close to me. It’s not like running GM, where there’s no emotional attachment. — Jay-Z

When you massage someone, the levels of oxytocin go up in the brain, and oxytocin is one of the chemicals that drives attachment. — Helen Fisher

In Buddhism, they say attachment to anything only leads to suffering. So when we laugh, it’s our way of saying, ‘I’m unattached to that.’ You’re tickled by it, it makes your lobes do something on their own. So humor is very important to me. I always take that to the stage first. — Jason Mraz

Self-awareness is the ability to take an honest look at your life without any attachment to it being right or wrong, good or bad. — Debbie Ford

All those involved in the construction of an architectural design, from the architect to the builder, have an attachment to the architecture, although it’s difficult to quantify the attachment. — Tadao Ando

Young people have this almost romantic attachment to civil rights, liberties, emancipating people from oppression, etc. The idea that such oppression exists in this country offends me, but it’s able to be pushed and sold because education in this country is so woefully incompetent and inept. — Rush Limbaugh

Virtual reality is already affecting people on an emotional level much more than any other media, and it has the potential to scale: all you need is an attachment for your cellphone, and you can have this experience. — Chris Milk

My mother didn’t find motherhood easy. I’ve heard her saying that. She didn’t breastfeed me. I woke up when I was breastfeeding my own child thinking, ‘How can a woman feel an attachment to a child without breast-feeding?’ — Jade Jagger

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

Novels are pirated all the time, but it’s hard to imagine that you’re at work and you open up the attachment that your brother sent you and it’s the new Phillip Roth novel. — Adam Mansbach

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

I love to cook, and my wife loves to cook. Sometimes it’s the appeal of the simplest of dishes – things you’ve grown up with in your life. Your emotional memory – something that not only affects your taste buds but that you’ve got an emotional attachment to. — Andy Garcia

Going to a gym or playing a sport should not be mechanical. There should be an emotional attachment to it. — Naga Chaitanya

You can take the boy out of England, but you can’t take England out of the boy. And ummm, yes, I feel a huge emotional attachment to England. — John Mahoney

My views of the missionary object are, indeed, different from what they were when I was first set on fire by Buchanan’s ‘Star in the East’ six years ago. But it does not always happen that a closer acquaintance with an object diminishes our attachment and preference. — Adoniram Judson

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

My home nurtured in me an early attachment to books and other things of the intellect, to music, and to the out of doors. — Herbert A. Simon

One of the challenges of innovation is figuring out how to wipe your mind clean about what you should be doing at any given moment, and not having a religious attachment to what’s gotten you there thus far. — Andrew Mason

For Conservatives, all disputes over law, liberty and justice are addressed to a historic and existing community. The root of politics, they believe, is attachment – the motive in human beings that binds them to the place, the customs, the history and the people who are theirs. — Roger Scruton

Romantic love allows you to focus mating energy. Attachment sustains that relationship as long as necessary to raise your baby. — Helen Fisher

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

Whether it’s from the biggest, most powerful city, or from the dinkiest little podunk town, there is a certain attachment and connection, and yes, pride about where you came from. — Cheech Marin

All Plutophiles are based in America. If you go to other countries, they have much less of an attachment to either the existence or preservation of Pluto as a planet. Once you investigate that, you find out that Disney’s dog Pluto was sketched the same year the cosmic object was discovered. And Pluto was discovered by an American. — Neil deGrasse Tyson

Having grown up under Chinese rule, I don’t have any memory of colonial Hong Kong or feel any attachment to it. — Joshua Wong

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, Jr.

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 a person loves only one other person, and is indifferent to his fellow men, his love is not love but a symbiotic attachment, or an enlarged egotism. — Germaine Greer

I shall not remind you, Citizen-Directors, of all I have done for the triumph of liberty, the prosperity of St. Domingo, the glory of the French Republic; nor will I protest to you my attachment to our mother country, to my duties; my respect to the constitution, to the laws of the Republic, and my submission to the government. — Toussaint Louverture

I change so many houses and places where I live; I change them like I change socks. I don’t have this absolute, kind of, how you say, attachment. My brother, if he just has to go to holiday to sleep in different bed, for him it is a disaster. I can sleep under this table or in a five-star hotel; I don’t care. — Marina Abramovic

When we say we have patterns, there is a cyclical movement to everything. Our psychological and emotional processes also have become cyclical largely because of a very strong attachment and involvement with physical process, and physical process has to be cyclical; only then we exist. Without out cyclical movement there’ll be no physical existence. — Jaggi Vasudev

Long-term unemployment is particularly costly to those directly affected, of course. But in addition, because of its negative effects on workers’ skills and attachment to the labor force, long-term unemployment may ultimately reduce the productive capacity of our economy. — Ben Bernanke

My attachment to my wedding ring is a powerful symbol of the infinite love that I have for my wife and children. — Gad Saad

I like to think of ‘the studio’ as a laboratory where I can go in, learn tricks, apply, revise, and release. I’d figure I had about the same emotional attachment to my craft as a guy over at NASA does over… NASA stuff. — Deadmau5

One of the reasons it is so difficult to break a connection to something or someone you have imprinted on is that after you imprint, it seeds into your mind and goes from working memory to stored, hard-wired memory from which it is much more difficult to sever that attachment. — Mark Goulston

Attachment to spiritual things is… just as much an attachment as inordinate love of anything else. — Thomas Merton

I can count all the ways in which being a mother has enriched my understanding of the world, of character, my sense of the future and my attachment to it. I can’t imagine what kind of writer I’d be if I didn’t have my kids. — Barbara Kingsolver

Anytime I meet people who got to make the deliberate choice, whose parents chose Canada, I’m jealous. Because I think being able to choose it, rather than being Canadian by default, is an amazing statement of attachment to Canada. — Justin Trudeau

Conservatism, for me, is the philosophy and the politics of attachment. — Roger Scruton

I have a possessive female spirit. I was also told I have a demonic attachment. They make me sick. They make me agitated. — Zak Bagans

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

I have a huge emotional attachment to characters I’ve created, especially the viewpoint characters. — George R. R. Martin

I try to think of things in levels, pain levels and such, injury levels, like, ‘How bad is this injury supposed to be? How much should I be selling?’ And I think it also helps with the emotional attachment of fans when you’re trying to tell a story as well. — Kenny Omega

I desire many things concerning myself; but I desire nothing so much, as to have a heart filled with love to the Lord. I long for a warm personal attachment to Him. — George Muller

While I have felt lonely many times in my life, the oddest feeling of all was after my mother, Lucille, died. My father had already died, but I always had some attachment to our big family while she was alive. It seems strange to say now that I felt so lonely, yet I did. — Bill Murray

We shot many films in Delhi that turned out to be successful at the box office. So the attachment is definitely on the positive side. — Anushka Sharma

Social engineering is using deception, manipulation and influence to convince a human who has access to a computer system to do something, like click on an attachment in an e-mail. — Kevin Mitnick

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

When I was first introduced to Buddhism in a high school World Studies class, I dismissed it out of hand. This was during the hedonistic days of the late ’60s, and this spiritual path seemed so grim with its concern about attachment and, apparently, anti-pleasure. — Tara Brach

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

Attachment and aversion are the root cause of karma, and karma originates from infatuation. Karma is the root cause of birth and death, and these are said to be the source of misery. None can escape the effect of their own past karma. — Mahavira

Attachment to the past and fears concerning the future not only govern the way you select the things you own but also represent the criteria by which you make choices in every aspect of your life, including your relationships with people and your job. — Marie Kondo

Japanese people can feel some attachment in what they are making, whether it is a car or a TV or a computer. — Ryuichi Sakamoto

I couldn’t give away my husband’s shoes. I could give away other things, but the shoes – I don’t know what it was about the shoes, but a lot of people have mentioned to me that shoes took on more meaning than we generally think they do… their attachment to the ground, I don’t know – but that did have a real resonance for me. — Joan Didion

Fire itself is very beautiful, and there’s an attachment to fire that firefighters have. — Matthew Desmond

Seeking can become stressful when you apply the same laws that you apply in the material world – hard work, exacting plans, driving ambition, and attachment to outcome. — Deepak Chopra

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

The habit of collecting, of attachment to things, is an essential human trait. But Western civilization put collecting on a pedestal by inventing museums. Museums are about representing power. It could be the king’s power or, later, people’s power. — Orhan Pamuk

I’d said to my sweetheart a couple of days before that the SAG and Spirit Award nomination was amazing and I had no attachment to the Academy Award. I knew I was an underdog so I just decided to sleep through the announcement. — John Hawkes

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