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Detachment Quotes to Help You Find Inner Piece

Titi Dokubo
Jan 12, 2023
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Detachment means appreciating your uniqueness and taking responsibility for your life. You no longer have to wait for others to change their behavior to make you feel better. Read these 63 detachment quotes to learn how to take charge of your life.

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Being attached to people or things can cause unhappiness because of your dependence on them. However, you can detach yourself and reflect on the essential things. Being detached does not mean you are disinterested, but you can calmly and equally accept the good and the bad.

One of the ways you can let go is by meditation. Meditation helps you shut out the noise and helps your mind focus on thoughts and actions that no longer serve you so you can let them go. If you are ready to meditate to let go of negative feelings, read these 63 detachment quotes.

Simone Weil's quote: "Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be obtained only by someone who is detached." | Image: AmoDays

Simone Weil's quote: "Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be obtained only by someone who is detached." | Image: AmoDays

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Detachment Quotes in Search of the Perfect Definition

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

"Detachment is not indifference. It is the prerequisite for effective involvement. Often what we think is best for others is distorted by our attachments to our opinions. We want others to be happy in the way we think they should be happy. It is only when we want nothing for ourselves that we are able to see clearly into others needs and understand how to serve them." ― Mahatma Gandhi

"Detachment is not that you should own nothing. But that nothing should own you." ― Ali ibni abi Talib

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"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

"Detachment is not indifference. It means not getting entangled with the anxiety and fears of other people." — Remez Sasson

John B. Bejo's quote: "Detachment is an art of enjoying something while always being open to the possibility of losing it someday." | Image: AmoDays

John B. Bejo's quote: "Detachment is an art of enjoying something while always being open to the possibility of losing it someday." | Image: AmoDays

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

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

"The essence of the Way is detachment." ― Bodhidharma

"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

"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

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Ron. W. Rathbun's quote: "True detachment isn't separation from life but the absolute freedom within your mind to explore living." | Image: AmoDays

Ron. W. Rathbun's quote: "True detachment isn't separation from life but the absolute freedom within your mind to explore living." | Image: AmoDays

"Humour is a form of self-detachment." ― Claude Roy

"There are always moments when one feels empty and estranged. Such moments are most desirable, for it means the soul has cast its moorings and is sailing for distant places. This is detachment -- when the old is over and the new has not yet come. If you are afraid, the state may be distressing, but there is really nothing to be afraid of. Remember the instruction: Whatever you come across — go beyond." ― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

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"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

"Attachment is the source of pain, but detachment is the source of joy." ― Debasish Mridha

"Detachment is the ultimate pleasure." ― Saraha

Claude Roy's quote: "Humour is a form of self-detachment." | Image: AmoDays

Claude Roy's quote: "Humour is a form of self-detachment." | Image: AmoDays

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"Detachment doesn't mean I'm trying less hard. It just means that fears and emotions that used to torment and paralyze me no longer have the same power over me. Getting to this point hasn't always been easy; it took me years to really learn to silence my mind. But as you move through your career and your life, you will have to learn that if you're not what you do, then what you do has no business keeping you entertained at night." ― Kelly Cutrone

"[D]etachment means letting go and nonattachment means simply letting be." ― Stephen Levine

"Indifference looks like detachment, but it is not; indifference is simply no interest. Detachment is not absence of interest. Detachment is absolute interest, tremendous interest, but still with the capacity of non-clinging." — Osho

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Detachment Quotes on How to Achieve Inner Peace

"Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires." ― Lao Tzu

"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

Stephen Levine's quote: "[D]etachment means letting go and nonattachment means simply letting be." | Image: AmoDays

Stephen Levine's quote: "[D]etachment means letting go and nonattachment means simply letting be." | Image: AmoDays

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"Release and detach from every person, every circumstance, every condition, and every situation that no longer serves a divine purpose in your life. All things have a season, and all seasons must come to an end. Choose a new season, filled with purposeful thoughts and activities." ― Iyanla Vanzant

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

"Detach yourself and be free." ― ATGW

"Letting go and focusing on the now free your mind, clear your consciousness, and expand the limits of your awareness." — Remez Sasson

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

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Elsa Barker's quote: "Only in the stillness of detachment can the soul yield up her secrets." | Image: AmoDays

Elsa Barker's quote: "Only in the stillness of detachment can the soul yield up her secrets." | Image: AmoDays

"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

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

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

"The Law of Detachment: 1) Allow yourself and others the freedom to be who they are. 2) Do not force solutions - allow solutions to spontaneously emerge. 3) Uncertainty is essential, and your path to freedom." ― Deepak Chopra

"The root of suffering is attachment." ― Buddha

Sri Chinmoy's quote: "Your heart must become a sea of love. Your mind must become a river of detachment." | Image: AmoDays

Sri Chinmoy's quote: "Your heart must become a sea of love. Your mind must become a river of detachment." | Image: AmoDays

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"The law of detachment says that in order to acquire anything in the physical universe, you have to relinquish your attachment to it." ― Deepak Chopra

"Detached action is unselfish work." ― Bhagavad Gita

"When we let go of our reactions and detach from other people's moods, actions, and words, we take back our power." ― Darlene Lancer

"Better a single day of life seeing the reality of arising and passing away than a hundred years of existence remaining blind to it." ― Buddha

"If you don't do yoga, it doesn't mean that you can't have a sense of detachment, which means not attaching yourself to your thoughts or your emotions." ― Mandy Ingber

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Deepak Chopra's quote: "The law of detachment says that in order to acquire anything in the physical universe, you have to relinquish your attachment to it." | Image: AmoDays

Deepak Chopra's quote: "The law of detachment says that in order to acquire anything in the physical universe, you have to relinquish your attachment to it." | Image: AmoDays

"A burning passion coupled with absolute detachment is the key to all success." ― Mahatma Gandhi

"The importance of detachment from things, the importance of poverty, is that we are supposed to be free from things that we might prefer to people. Wherever things have become more important than people, we are in trouble. That is the crux of the whole matter." ― Thomas Merton

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"The monsters of our childhood do not fade away, neither are they ever wholly monstrous. But neither, in my experience, do we ever reach a plane of detachment regarding our parents, however wise and old we may become. To pretend otherwise is to cheat." ― John le Carre

Detachment Quotes To Think About

"Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything – anger, anxiety, or possessions – we cannot be free." ― Thich Nhat Hanh

"People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar." ― Thich Nhat Hanh

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Mahatma Gandhi's quote: "A burning passion coupled with absolute detachment is the key to all success." | Image: AmoDays

Mahatma Gandhi's quote: "A burning passion coupled with absolute detachment is the key to all success." | Image: AmoDays

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

"Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor." ― Thich Nhat Hanh

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"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

"We have forgotten that the natural foe to life is not a distant death, but a present, in-the-moment detachment from living." — Brendon Burchard

"Don't cling to things because everything is impermanent." ― Mitch Albom

Meister Eckhart's quote: "He who would be serene and pure needs but one thing, detachment." | Image: AmoDays

Meister Eckhart's quote: "He who would be serene and pure needs but one thing, detachment." | Image: AmoDays

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"The true contemplative is one who has discovered the art of finding leisure even in the midst of his work, by working with such a spirit of detachment and recollection that even his work is a prayer." — Thomas Merton

"There is nothing so disobedient as an undisciplined mind, and there is nothing so obedient as a disciplined mind." ― Buddha

"Some people feel like they don't deserve love. They walk away quietly into empty spaces, trying to close the gaps of the past." ― Jon Krakauer

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

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"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

Thomas Merton's quote: "The true contemplative is one who has discovered the art of finding leisure even in the midst of his work, by working with such a spirit of detachment and recollection that even his work is a prayer." | Image: AmoDays

Thomas Merton's quote: "The true contemplative is one who has discovered the art of finding leisure even in the midst of his work, by working with such a spirit of detachment and recollection that even his work is a prayer." | Image: AmoDays

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"The degree of freedom from unwanted thoughts and the degree of concentration on a single thought are the measures to gauge spiritual progress." — Ramana Maharshi

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

"Detachment is the beginning of mastery." ― Sri Aurobindo

"To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don't need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself." ― Thich Nhat Hanh

"We are able to laugh when we achieve detachment, if only for a moment." ― May Sarton

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Gabriel Marcel's quote: "This detachment must not be mere amputation; everything which is shaken off must be simultaneously found again at a higher level." | Image: AmoDays

Gabriel Marcel's quote: "This detachment must not be mere amputation; everything which is shaken off must be simultaneously found again at a higher level." | Image: AmoDays

"I'll detach myself from the crowd if it hinders my growth, I'll fall from the tree that won't let me grow." ― Hareem Ch, "Hankering for Tranquility"

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"You can only lose what you cling to." ― Buddha

"Like everything else, we know the futility of money only when we have more than enough of it." ― R. N. Prasher

"Life is easy for the man who is without shame, impudent as a crow, a vicious gossip, vain, meddlesome, dissolute. But life is hard for the man who quietly undertakes the way of perfection, with purity, detachment and vigor. He sees light." ― Buddha

"Love consists not in feeling great things but in having great detachment and in suffering for the Beloved." ― John of the Cross

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Hareem Ch's "Hankering for Tranquility" quote: "I'll detach myself from the crowd if it hinders my growth, I'll fall from the tree that won't let me grow." | Image: AmoDays

Hareem Ch's "Hankering for Tranquility" quote: "I'll detach myself from the crowd if it hinders my growth, I'll fall from the tree that won't let me grow." | Image: AmoDays

"Emotional detachment is a way to maintain your sanity and poise in a stressful environment." — Remez Sasson

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"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

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

Remez Sasson's quote: "Emotional detachment is a way to maintain your sanity and poise in a stressful environment." | Image: AmoDays

Remez Sasson's quote: "Emotional detachment is a way to maintain your sanity and poise in a stressful environment." | Image: AmoDays

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Meditation helps you stay calm, focused, and relaxed. You can go through situations without feeling stressed, angry, or anxious. In the end, you will be happier and unbothered, and your relationships with others will significantly improve.

For more guidance on how to be unbothered, read these quotes, as they will teach you how to worry less and discover inner peace and freedom.

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