Attachment Quotes

60 Attachment Quotes exploring the depths of human connections

Attachment plays a pivotal role in all human relationships. From the bonds you form with family and friends to the connections you cultivate with partners and colleagues; your attachments shape the way you perceive and interact with the world around you. It determines the depth of your relationships. The closer you are connected, the stronger your bond with your relationships. Embedded within the complexities of attachment are profound emotions, experiences, and insights that have been encapsulated in timeless quotes by philosophers, psychologists, and thinkers throughout history. In this article, we have curated best attachment quotes exploring the depths of human connections.

Attachment Quotes

  1. “Attachment is the source of all suffering.” ~ Buddha

Attachment Quotes

  1. “To experience true happiness, two things are quint essential: zero expectations and let go attitude.” ~ Invajy

Quotes about Attachment

  1. Accept what comes and let go when it’s time.” ~ Invajy

Attachment Quote

  1. “You only lose what you cling to.” ~ Buddha

Spiritual Attachment Quotes

  1. “According to Buddhist psychology, most of our troubles stem from attachment to things that we mistakenly see as permanent.” ~ Dalai Lama

Attachment Quotes (2)

  1. “I had an attachment disorder.” ~ Dave Pelzer
  2. “I have a strong attachment to Harvard.” ~ Eric Maskin
  3. “A large body of literature suggests that wellbeing is intimately linked to attachment – not only to other people but also to the natural world.” ~ George Monbiot
  4. “If a person loves only one other person and is indifferent to all others, his love is not to love but a symbiotic attachment, or an enlarged egotism.” ~ Erich Fromm
  5. 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

Quotes about Attachment

  1. Fire itself is very beautiful, and there’s an attachment to fire that firefighters have.” ~ Matthew Desmond
  2. “Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.” ~ Simone Weil
  3. “I grew up with an Apple 2E – I had a deep, emotional attachment to that machine – and I loved doodling.” ~ Gene Luen Yang
  4. “Going to a gym or playing a sport should not be mechanical. There should be an emotional attachment to it.” ~ Naga Chaitanya
  5. Love is not a sentimental attachment to a human being; love is a mode of conduct that comes from the heart.” ~ Ma Jaya
  6. “The wise do not consider the chains and shackles of jail to be the toughest restraints. The chains of attachment are the strongest of the ties that bind.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
  7. “Attachment is the state of ignorance or forgetfulness, and thus clinging to a memory of enjoyment.” ~ Goswami Kriyananda
  8. “Practice of the art of peace enables you to rise above praise or blame, and it frees you from attachment to this and that.” ~ Morihei Ueshiba
  9. “If you can get rid of your attachment to a single thing, you are on the way to liberation.” ~ Swami Vivekananda
  10. “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

Attachment Quotes for Friends & Family

  1. “My attachment to my wedding ring is a powerful symbol of the infinite love that I have for my wife and children.” ~ Gad Saad
  2. “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
  3. “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
  4. “Remember: no attachment should grow, no clinging should grow. They are all against your independence, your freedom, your individuality.” ~ Osho
  5. “Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.” ~ Michael J. Fox
  6. “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
  7. “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
  8. “There are no accidental meetings between souls.” ~ Anonymous
  9. “We long for an affection altogether ignorant of our faults. Heaven has accorded this to us in the uncritical canine attachment.” ~ George Eliot
  10. “Love without attachment is light.” ~ Norman O. Brown

Attachment Quotes for Parents and Parenting

  1. “Attachment parenting is not a passive parenting style.” ~ Mayim Bialik
  2. “Most relational trauma occurs in childhood and is related to attachment to parents or caregivers.” ~ Invajy
  3. “We have attachments. But even without a family, I can promise you that, that yearning to be with other people is powerful. That emotion is the foundation, of what makes us human.” ~ Dr. Mann, Interstellar
  4. “Attachment parenting is this theory that if you wear your baby around and you sleep with your baby, the baby will be more attached to you.” ~ Sarah Ruhl
  5. “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
  6. “Attachment parenting demands not just certain actions you take with your baby but also certain emotional states to accompany those actions.” ~ Hanna Rosin
  7. “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
  8. “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
  9. “Parenting is not about perfection, but about the quality of connection.” ~ Invajy
  10. “Instead of just saying, “I love my baby and I pick him up because he’s adorable and it’s so nice to cuddle with him,” we practice attachment parenting. We let our children play outside and have age-appropriate freedoms and are labeled free-range parents.” ~ Alison Gopnik

Spiritual Attachment Quotes

  1. “Attachment to spiritual things is… just as much an attachment as inordinate love of anything else.” ~ Thomas Merton
  2. “Attachment to views is the greatest impediment to the spiritual path.” ~ Nhat Hanh
  3. “One who remains unattached under all conditions, and is neither delighted by good fortune nor dejected by tribulation, he is a sage with perfect knowledge.” ~ Bhagavad Gita,
  4. “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
  5. “Therefore, giving up attachment, perform actions as a matter of duty because by working without being attached to the fruits, one attains the Supreme.” ~ Bhagavad Gita
  6. “Those who are not attached to external sense pleasures realize divine bliss in the self. Being united with God through Yog, they experience unending happiness.” ~ Bhagavad Gita
  7. “For those whose minds are attached to the unmanifest, the path of realization is full of tribulations. Worship of the unmanifest is exceedingly difficult for embodied beings.” ~ Bhagavad Gita
  8. “Actions do not cling to me because I am not attached to their results. Those who understand this and practice it live in freedom.” ~ Lord Krishna
  9. “Free from attachments to the past and worries about the future, a child expresses him/herself fully.” ~ Mata Amritanandamayi
  10. “Pray to God that your attachment to such transitory things as wealth, name, and creature comforts may become less and less every day.” ~ Ramakrishna

Best Attachment Quotes

  1. “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
  2. “When you massage someone, the levels of oxytocin go up in the brain, and oxytocin is one of the chemicals that drive attachment.” ~ Helen Fisher
  3. “Great ideas have no attachment to either money or class.” ~ Ian Schrager
  4. “Conservatism, for me, is the philosophy and the politics of attachment.” ~ Roger Scruton
  5. “All misery and pain come from attachment.” ~ Swami Vivekananda
  6. “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
  7. “The extra luggage of indiscriminate dreams, desires and attachments will make your life’s journey miserable.” ~ Mata Amritanandamayi
  8. “The emotional attachment you get with a client or the music fan allows you access to do a lot of things.” ~ Russell Simmons
  9. “A man could be in a throne and have no attachment at all; another one could be in rags and have many attachments.” ~ Swami Vivekananda
  10. “I’m learning more and more that love plus attachment equals pain.” ~ Lisa Bonet

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