We’ve collected the best Detachment Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Gretchen Rubin, James Dickey, Adam Gopnik, Bodhidharma, Pope Paul VI. Use them as an inspiration.
The essence of the Way is detachment.
The world calls for, and expects from us, simplicity of life, the spirit of prayer, charity towards all, especially towards the lowly and the poor, obedience and humility, detachment, and self-sacrifice. Without this mark of holiness, our word will have difficulty in touching the heart of modern man.
I don’t come from a famous family and don’t have this detachment from everyday people and everyday life. I’m just doing my job and the attention that comes with it is part of the territory.
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.
In Gnosticism, the physical world did not ultimately matter – which meant physical suffering did not matter either. Seeking ‘enlightenment‘ meant cultivating an attitude of detachment, even indifference.
As a journalist, you want to try to maintain that objectivity and detachment.
Genetic theories, I gather, have been cherished academically with detachment.
It is a sad but undeniable reality that people have died in the line of duty since the earliest days of the United Nations. The first was Ole Bakke, a Norwegian member of the United Nations guard detachment, shot and killed in Palestine in 1948. The toll since then has included colleagues at all levels.