Possession Quotes

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Danielle Teller
“Our fascination with feminine beauty is elemental. It is said that men wish to possess the princess and women wish to be the princess, but I believe that is only part of the truth. We are drawn to extraordinary beauty mindlessly and purposelessly; we flutter on dusty moth wings toward the effulgence with no understanding of why we do it. Perhaps when we see a woman with the aspect of an angel, our souls are tricked into following her, mistaking her for a guide to paradise.

The opposite, of course, is also true.”
Danielle Teller, All the Ever Afters: The Untold Story of Cinderella's Stepmother

Maya Angelou
“I learned to love my son without wanting to possess him and I learned how to teach him to teach himself.”
Maya Angelou, Letter to My Daughter

Plotinus
“When one has achieved the object of one's desires, it is evident that one's real desire was not the ignorant possession of the desired object but to know it as possessed--as actually contemplated, as within one.”
Plotinus, The Essential Plotinus

Danielle Vega
“The air down here doesn't smell of sugar and coffee. It smells damp, rotten.”
Danielle Vega, The Merciless IV: Last Rites

Liz Fielding
“For a women to wear the clothes that a man had bought her was to feel his touch with every waking moment. For a man to hear the whisper of cloth as walked, was to feel her response to him, the throb of her pulse as it intensified, the silky heat between her thighs as waited for him to unwrap her.”
Liz Fielding, The Sheikh's Guarded Heart

A.K. Kuykendall
“To thine beautiful unawares beloved deity, in one’s benevolent craft, each of us must reveal our own truth.”
A.K. Kuykendall, The Possession

Deborah Bravandt
“The belief in Limitation is the basis of all jealousy, and jealousy leads to Possession. Possession is the idea that you must hold tightly to that which you love or it might escape. In truth, it does not escape. It loses its value to the holder and often creates contempt. True power attracts the sweet pleasure of liberation within the harmony of love.”
Deborah Bravandt

“Here, in Egypt, the morning of Alexander’s adventure ends. Henceforth he is divided; Alexandria is his first possession and he is no longer free.”
William Bolitho, Twelve Against the Gods

“He wanted to know her, possess her. All that fire flashing in her eyes when she thought he didn’t see, needed to be unleashed. ~ Godric/Emily

Wicked Designs
Lauren Smith

N.K. Jemisin
“I resist the urge to claim some of the pretty purple flowers for myself, though Gaewha tries the scissors and then clutches some flowers in her hand, tightly, fiercely. We have never been allowed possessions of our own. [...] Gaewha huddles in a corner with the scissors, ready to defend her flowers to the death.”
N.K. Jemisin, The Stone Sky

“When you have the power of time, you can take possession of your time, there is nothing you cannot become.”
Sunday Adelaja, How To Become Great Through Time Conversion: Are you wasting time, spending time or investing time?

Joy McCullough
“The Holy Mother
cradles her son’s lifeless body.
Greedy Tarquin
grips the terrified Lucretia.
Hands on bodies
have no in-between.

Love
or possession.”
Joy McCullough, Blood Water Paint

John Fowles
“Perhaps nowhere is our human mania for possessing, our delusion that the owned cannot have a soul of its own, more harmful to us. This disanimation justified all the horrors of the African slave trade. If the black man is so stupid that he can be enslaved, he cannot have the soul of a white man, he must be a mere animal.”
John Fowles, The Tree

A.S. Byatt
“I wanted to be a Poet and a Poem.”
A.S. Byatt, Possession

“Values that people possess are worth more than material possession”
Sunday Adelaja, The Danger Of Monoculturalism In The XXI Century

“As a result of western civilization, people become proud on the basis of their possession”
Sunday Adelaja, The Danger Of Monoculturalism In The XXI Century

“I am rich because I possess nothing.”
Marty Rubin

“We shouldn’t classify people based on their material possession”
Sunday Adelaja, The Danger Of Monoculturalism In The XXI Century

“The value of a person does not consist in what a person possesses”
Sunday Adelaja, The Danger Of Monoculturalism In The XXI Century

“We think that by possessing talent or beauty we possess something, but we are the ones who are possessed.”
Marty Rubin

“Time is a person’s most inflexible asset”
Sunday Adelaja, No One Is Better Than You

“Time unlike all other assets that a person freely possesses a truly limited resource”
Sunday Adelaja, No One Is Better Than You

“Time is something you always have.”
Sunday Adelaja, No One Is Better Than You

A.K. Kuykendall
“Look, look close, look closely. How many dollies do you see?”
A.K. Kuykendall

Steven Erikson
“I have too many questions for that, Atri-Ceda. Why is the Hold empty?’
‘Because it is home to all which cannot be possessed, cannot be owned. And so too is the throne within the Hold empty, left eternally vacant. Because the very nature of rule is itself an illusion, a conceit and the product of a grand conspiracy. To have a ruler one must choose to be ruled over, and that forces notions of inequity to the fore, until they become, well, formalized. Made central to education, made essential as a binding force in society, until everything exists to prop up those in power. The Empty Throne reminds us of all that. Well, some of us, anyway.”
Steven Erikson, The Crippled God

Frank Sonnenberg
“It’s not what you have, but who you are that counts.”
Frank Sonnenberg, Soul Food: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life

Cheryl R. Cowtan
“It was past eight on a Friday night, so calling the Homeward to speak to Dr. Casbus was out of the question. The head nurse would never bother him this late.
A sly idea struck me. Just because I couldn’t call the doctor, didn’t mean I couldn’t go see him in person. I’d gone to the Homeward at night before. On those nights when I’d been afraid for my mother, afraid she’d be scared, or missing me, or they would be hurting her with their treatments.
The head nurse, Mrs. Huds didn’t like it, but Casbus always showed up to save me from her lecture on rules. He didn’t let me have a room to stay in—it wasn’t the Holiday Inn, but he’d let me stay long enough to dial down my fears a notch or two.
And sometimes, I learned more about myself, like the last after-hours session, when Casbus had explained why I had holes in my memories.”
Cheryl R. Cowtan, Girl Desecrated: Vampires, Asylums and Highlanders 1984

“Time is truly one of the most important asset that anyone can possess”
Sunday Adelaja, No One Is Better Than You

“The greatest treasure in life is the possession of time. Tragically, though, it is that same time that is often least treasured or valued by men who still possess it.”
Sunday Adelaja, How To Become Great Through Time Conversion: Are you wasting time, spending time or investing time?

Hanleigh Bradley
“He was proud, jealous, possessive even. How the hell was he supposed to share her with six other men?”
Hanleigh Bradley, Cursed By The Crown