Quotes About Bonds

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Rainer Maria Rilke
“I hold this to be the highest task of a bond between two people: that each should stand guard over the solitude of the other.”
Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

Sarah J. Maas
“She realized that Rowan saw each of those thoughts and more as he reached into his tunic and pulled out a dagger. Her dagger. He extended it to her, it's long blade gleaming as if he'd been secretly polishing and caring for it these months.
And when she grasped the dagger, it's weight lighter than she remembered, Rowan looked into her eyes, into her very core of her, and said, 'Fireheart'.”
Sarah J. Maas, Heir of Fire

Simone Signoret
“Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is thread, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years.”
Simone Signoret

Lloyd Alexander
“Find what you want. I will find you.”
Lloyd Alexander, Westmark

Vera Nazarian
“Patriotism is a thing difficult to put into words. It is neither precisely an emotion nor an opinion, nor a mandate, but a state of mind -- a reflection of our own personal sense of worth, and respect for our roots. Love of country plays a part, but it's not merely love. Neither is it pride, although pride too is one of the ingredients.

Patriotism is a commitment to what is best inside us all. And it's a recognition of that wondrous common essence in our greater surroundings -- our school, team, city, state, our immediate society -- often ultimately delineated by our ethnic roots and borders... but not always.

Indeed, these border lines are so fluid... And we do not pay allegiance as much as we resonate with a shared spirit.

We all feel an undeniable bond with the land where we were born. And yet, if we leave it for another, we grow to feel a similar bond, often of a more complex nature. Both are forms of patriotism -- the first, involuntary, by birth, the second by choice.

Neither is less worthy than the other.

But one is earned.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Naomi Novik
“I will tell you what we shall do: if ever you need to rescue Catherine, or you Berkley, Maximus, I will help you, and you will do as much for me. Then we do not need to worry, I do not suppose anyone could stop all three of us, at least not before we can escape”
Naomi Novik, His Majesty's Dragon

Judith Lewis Herman
“Traumatic events destroy the sustaining bonds between individual and community. Those who have survived learn that their sense of self, of worth, of humanity, depends upon a feeling of connection with others. The solidarity of a group provides the strongest protection against terror and despair, and the strongest antidote to traumatic experience. Trauma isolates; the group re-creates a sense of belonging. Trauma shames and stigmatizes; the group bears witness and affirms. Trauma degrades the victim; the group exalts her. Trauma dehumanizes the victim; the group restores her humanity.
Repeatedly in the testimony of survivors there comes a moment when a sense of connection is restored by another person’s unaffected display of generosity. Something in herself that the victim believes to be irretrievably destroyed---faith, decency, courage---is reawakened by an example of common altruism. Mirrored in the actions of others, the survivor recognizes and reclaims a lost part of herself. At that moment, the survivor begins to rejoin the human commonality...”
Judith Lewis Herman, Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence - From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror

Héloïse d'Argenteuil
“[I]f the name of wife appears more sacred and more valid, sweeter to me is ever the word friend, or, if thou be not ashamed, concubine ... And thou thyself wert not wholly unmindful of that ... [as in the narrative of thy misfortunes] thou hast not disdained to set forth sundry reasons by which I tried to dissuade thee from our marriage, from an ill-starred bed; but wert silent as to many, in which I preferred love to wedlock, freedom to a bond. I call God to witness, if Augustus, ruling over the whole world, were to deem me worthy of the honour of marriage, and to confirm the whole world to me, to be ruled by me forever, dearer to me and of greater dignity would it seem to be called thy concubine than his empress.”
Héloïse d'Argenteuil, The Letters of Abélard and Héloïse

Antonia Fraser
“It was a fact generally acknowledged by all but the most contumacious spirits at the beginning of the seventeenth century that woman was the weaker vessel; weaker than man, that is. ... That was the way God had arranged Creation, sanctified in the words of the Apostle. ... Under the common law of England at the accession of King James I, no female had any rights at all (if some were allowed by custom). As an unmarried woman her rights were swallowed up in her father's, and she was his to dispose of in marriage at will. Once she was married her property became absolutely that of her husband. What of those who did not marry? Common law met that problem blandly by not recognizing it. In the words of The Lawes Resolutions [the leading 17th century compendium on women's legal status]: 'All of them are understood either married or to be married.' In 1603 England, in short, still lived in a world governed by feudal law, where a wife passed from the guardianship of her father to her husband; her husband also stood in relation to her as a feudal lord.”
Antonia Fraser, The Weaker Vessel

Amitav Ghosh
“I thought of how much they all wanted to be free; how they went mad wanting their freedom; I began to wonder whether it was I that was mad because I was happy to be bound; whether I was alone in knowing that I could not live without the clamour of the voices within me.”
Amitav Ghosh, The Shadow Lines

“Like the weather or bonds between lovers, transformations can never be predicted. All energy transmutes one day or another, in one way or another. Either in its form or composition, or in its position or disposition.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“Like the weather or bonds between lovers, transformations cannot always be predicted. All energy transmutes one day or another, in one way or another. Either in its form or composition, or in its position or disposition.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“Like the weather or bonds between lovers,
transformations can never be predicted.
All energy transmutes one day or another,
in one way or another. Either in its form or composition. Or in its position or disposition.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Sherry Jones
“Running away has been futile. Wherever I went life would be the same. Resisting my chains only seem to tighten them. Yet all around me women found ways to slip those bonds, to discreetly flout the rules and then return to their so-called captivity before anyone noticed.”
Sherry Jones, The Jewel of Medina

Alex Morritt
“Let's stop kidding ourselves that Greek debt is the Euro's key problem. With Greece gone, who's next ?”
Alex Morritt, Impromptu Scribe

“The power of words is in the works of words. People are much more bonded by the works of words than words. The work of words is the trigger of words.”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Daniel Alarcón
“The bond between parent and child is chemical, fierce, and inexplicable, even if that parent is a sworn killer. This connection cannot be measured; it at once more subtle and more powerful than science.”
Daniel Alarcón, Lost City Radio

“The bond of sisterly love is much tighter than the bond which binds men.”
Dixie Waters

Zack Love
“And you never fall behind?”
“Of course I do. But I always feel guilty when that happens. After all, my journal is the oldest and most loyal friend I have. And it never interrupts me when I’m speaking,” he added, with a boyish grin.”
Zack Love, The Syrian Virgin

Zack Love
“They truly embodied goodness and generosity – like angels sent to save me in my hour of greatest need. Mohammed had risked everything to keep a promise to my father. He and his family saved not only my life, but also my faith in others.”
Zack Love, The Syrian Virgin

Zack Love
“You and your siblings are the most precious part of my life. And of all my children, you have the most potential to go anywhere you wish in this world – your test scores and grades have always been among the highest of your peers. But it’s clear now that you cannot reach your full potential in Syria.”
Zack Love, The Syrian Virgin

T.A. Barron
“The strongest bonds are of the heart.”
T.A. Barron, The Seven Songs of Merlin

Zechariah Barrett
“It's terrible to have to fear that your powers will activate at any given moment. Especially when you draw close to people... and find that your only choice is to pull away. It's overwhelming when you find a time, a person, with which there's nothing to fear.”
Zechariah Barrett

Robin Hobb
“As much as I had always longed to be freed of my duties and obligations, being released from such bonds was as much a severing as an emancipation.”
Robin Hobb, Fool's Errand

Vivek Mehta
“If freedom is the basis of life, then love is the basis of real freedom, the capacity to love without bonds is the freedom of the highest order.”
Vivek Mehta, Songs Of Love; Poems On Love; That Was, Is & Can Be!

Jim Rogers
“According to the media and other stock market "experts," the equities bull is forever hiding just around that next corner on Wall Street. But millions of investors who listened to the experts back in 1998-2001 about "the New Economy" get hammered in the stock market and are still trying to get back to even.

The smart investor looks for opportunities to acquire value on the cheap, with one eye out for a dynamic change in the offing that might make that investment even more valuable.”
Jim Rogers, Hot Commodities : How Anyone Can Invest Profitably in the World's Best Market

George R.R. Martin
“The bonds formed in boyhood can last a man for lifetime.”
George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons

“Bonds are name sake
Bonds can never hold me long.
So I tune my heart &
Soul's emotions to the one's
That destiny handed on to me.”
Sharvani Akula

Erica Alex
“Form delicious bonds. Be the fruit that others seek when their hearts and souls are hungry.”
Erica Alex

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