66+ Best Detachment Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Detachment is the feeling that you have of not being personally involved in something or of having no emotional interest in it. Profoundly inspirational detachment quotes and sayings will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

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Famous Detachment Quotes

This detachment must not be mere amputation; everything which is shaken off must be simultaneously found again at a higher level. Gabriel Marcel

If you truly want to be respected by people you love, you must prove to them that you can survive without them. Michael Bassey Johnson

Manifest plainness,
Embrace simplicity,
Reduce selfishness,
Have few desires. Lao Tzu

Acquire the art of detachment, the virtue of method, and the quality of thoroughness, but above all the grace of humility. William Osler

True detachment isn’t separation from life but the absolute freedom within your mind to explore living. Ron. W. Rathbun

In detachment lies the wisdom of uncertainty… in the wisdom of uncertainty lies the freedom from our past, from the known, which is the prison of past conditioning. And in our willingness to step into the unknown, the field of all possibilities, we surrender ourselves to the creative mind that orchestrates the dance of the universe. Deepak Chopra

If you try to control everything and then worry about the things you can’t control, you are setting yourself up for a lifetime of frustration and misery. The best thing you can do is to let go of what you can’t control, and invest your energy in the things you can – like your ATTITUDE… or better yet, LET GO and LET GOD.

Detachment means to not be owned by what we own. Mahatma Prabhu

I do know that detachment is important. A surgeon can’t be weeping into the open wound. Randa Haines

To spare oneself from grief at all cost can be achieved only at the price of total detachment. Erich Fromm

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

There is nothing harder to come by than detachment and solitude; and nothing more important. Marya Mannes

Obedience is detachment from the self. This is the most radical detachment of all. But what is the self? The self is the principle of reason and responsibility in us. It is the root of freedom, it is what makes us men. Bede Griffiths

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Sometimes you have to completely detach yourself. Anonymous

Detachment is not that you should own nothing. But that nothing should own you. Ali ibn abi Talib

Detachment doesn’t mean I’m trying less hard. It just means that fears and emotions that used to torment and paralyze me longer have the same power over me. Kelly Cultrone

He who would be serene and pure needs but one thing, detachment. Meister Eckhart

The root of suffering is attachment. Buddha

Only in the stillness of detachment can the soul yield up her secrets. Elsa Barker

Inspirational Detachment Quotes

Detachment is an art of enjoying something while always being open to the possibility of losing it someday. John B. Bejo

Detachment, sometimes it’s necessary in order to restore your sanity. Your peace of mind. Anonymous

Detach from needing to have things work out a certain way. The universe is perfect and there are no failures. Give yourself the gift of detaching from your worries and trust that everything is happening perfectly. Anonymous

Everything is temporary, Emotions, thoughts, people and scenery. Do not become attached, just flow with it. Anonymous

Even when I detach, I care. You can be separate from a thing and still care about it. David Levithan

We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. We are here to observe, to learn, to grow, to love, and then we return home. Australian Aboriginal Proverb

Great calm, generous detachment, selfless love, disinterested effort: these are what make for success in life. If you can find peace in yourself and can spread comfort around you, you will be happier than an empress. Rabindranath Tagore

The essence of the Way is detachment. Bodhidharma

And never have I felt so deeply at one and the same time so detached from myself and so present in the world. Albert Camus

Be in the world as though you were a stranger or wayfarer. Bukhari

Consciousness is compassion infused detached. Amy Larson

The nature of mind has no stain; it is basically complete in itself. Just detach from false mental objects and be enlightened to being as is. Baizhang Huaihai

Those who conquer their minds are beings of detachment. Anonymous

It was my letting go that gave me a better hold. Chris Matakas

Detachment is the ultimate pleasure. Saraha

When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow, the act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor. Norman Vincent Peale

Humor is a form of self-detachment. Claude Roy

Compassion without detachment is attachment to the bodily platform. Radhanath Swami

Detachment is not giving up the things in this world but accepting the fact and to be continuously aware that nothing is permanent. Aditya Ajmera

Your heart must become a sea of love. Your mind must become a river of detachment. Sri Chinmoy

Quotes On Detachment In Life

Detached action is unselfish work. Bhagavad Gita

Detachment and involvement: the artist must have both. The link between them is compassion. It has taken me over fifty years to get a glimmer of what this means. Madeleine L’Engle

Detachment is not about refusing to feel or not caring or turning away from those you love. Detachment is profoundly honest, grounded firmly in the truth of what is. Sharon Salzberg

Always remember that you were once alone, and the crowd you see in your life today are just as unnecessary as when you were alone. Michael Bassey Johnson

The denigration of those we love always detaches us from them in some degree. Never touch your idols: the gilding will stick to your fingers. Gustave Flaubert

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

Detachment does not mean non-involvement. You can be deeply involved but not entangled. Jaggi Vasudev

Our detachments move us toward freedom and death. Mason Cooley

One has to remain detached in order to triumph over others. Rollo May

There is no detachment where there is no pain. And there is no pain endured without hatred or lying unless detachment is present too. Simone Weil

The detached observer’s view is one window on the world. Kenneth L. Pike

They should tell you when you’re born: have a suitcase heart, be ready to travel. Gabrielle Zevin

Detachment consists in refraining from letting our possessions possess us. Abdu`l-Bahá

Remain in the world, act in the world, do whatsoever is needful, and yet remain transcendental, aloof, detached, a lotus flower in the pond. Osho

Detachment is the beginning of mastery. Sri Aurobindo

We live in a society where detachment is almost essential. Philip K. Dick

To be consistently effective, you must put a certain distance between yourself and what happens to you on the golf course. This is not indifference, it’s detachment. Sam Snead

It’s life that matters, nothing but life—the proces

Never invest so much in anyone romantically that you lose your head. The Buddha of casual sex, I remain detached at all costs. Edward Vilga

s of discovering, the everlasting and perpetual process, not the discovery itself, at all. Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Detachment doesn’t mean you don’t let the experience penetrate you. On the contrary, you let it penetrate you fully. That’s how you are able to leave it. Mitch Albom

Detachment produces a peculiar state of mind. Maybe that’s the worst sentence of all, to be deprived of feeling what a human being ought to be entitled to feel. James Dickey

In the face of evil, detachment is a dubious virtue. Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

Just a little detachment from the ego is needed. Rajneesh

If I don’t see the reason of someone being my friend, chances are, we are just floating and I need a ship to set sail. Michael Bassey Johnson

Detachment is a plant of slow growth; if you pluck the tender plant to look for the pods, you will be disappointed. Sri Sathya Sai Baba