Possession Quotes

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Michael Bassey Johnson
“It is easy to identify a shallow person by the attention he gives to what will do him absolutely no good.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Christa Wolf
“A possession considered of little value up to now suddenly becomes precious to a person if another person desires it, don't you think?”
Christa Wolf, Medea

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Everybody has a second personality, it may possess and make you do whatever it likes.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Idries Shah
“The Sufi is 'One who does not care when something is taken from him, but who does not cease to seek for what he has not.”
Idries Shah, Aprender a aprender

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Possession is not only when the devil plays hide and seek in your brain or poison your medula oblongata with negativity, but it is also when you are under the influence of the same specie as you!”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Amit Kalantri
“People think they are not satisfied with what they have but in true sense they are not satisfied with what they are.”
Amit Kalantri

John Vanbrugh
“The want of a thing is perplexing enough, but the possession of it is intolerable.”
John Vanbrugh

Marcel Proust
“Among all the modes by which love is brought into being, among all the agents which disseminate that blessed bane, there are few so efficacious as this gust of feverish agitation that sweeps over us from time to time. For then the die is cast, the person whose company we enjoy at that moment is the person we shall henceforward love. It is not even necessary for that person to have attracted us, up till then, more than or even as much as others. All that was needed was that our predilection should become exclusive. And that condition is fulfilled when — in this moment of deprivation — the quest for the pleasures we enjoyed in his or her company is suddenly replaced by an anxious, torturing need, whose object is the person alone, an absurd, irrational need which the laws of this world make it impossible to satisfy and difficult to assuage — the insensate, agonising need to possess exclusively.”
Marcel Proust, Swann's Way

René Daumal
“I think I possess because I do not try to give,
Trying to give, I see that I have nothing.”
René Daumal, Mount Analogue

A.S. Byatt
“Think of this- that the writer wrote alone, and the reader read alone, and they were alone with each other.”
A. S. Byatt

Anne Morrow Lindbergh
“the acquisitive instinct is incompatible with true appreciation of beauty”
Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Gift from the Sea

“A system of justice does not need to pursue retribution. If the purpose of drug sentencing is to prevent harm, all we need to do is decide what to do with people who pose a genuine risk to society or cause tangible harm. There are perfectly rational ways of doing this; in fact, most societies already pursue such policies with respect to alcohol: we leave people free to drink and get inebriated, but set limits on where and when. In general, we prosecute drunk drivers, not inebriated pedestrians.
In this sense, the justice system is in many respects a battleground between moral ideas and evidence concerning how to most effectively promote both individual and societal interests, liberty, health, happiness and wellbeing. Severely compromising this system, insofar as it serves to further these ideals, is our vacillation or obsession with moral responsibility, which is, in the broadest sense, an attempt to isolate the subjective element of human choice, an exercise that all too readily deteriorates into blaming and scapegoating without providing effective solutions to the actual problem. The problem with the question of moral responsibility is that it is inherently subjective and involves conjecture about an individuals’ state of mind, awareness and ability to act that can rarely if ever be proved. Thus it involves precisely the same type of conjecture that characterizes superstitious notions of possession and the influence of the devil and provides no effective means of managing conduct: the individual convicted for an offence or crime considered morally wrong is convicted based on a series of hypotheses and probabilities and not necessarily because he or she is actually morally wrong. The fairness and effectiveness of a system of justice based on such hypotheses is highly questionable particularly as a basis for preventing or reducing drug use related harm. For example, with respect to drugs, the system quite obviously fails as a deterrent and the system is not organised to ‘reform’ the offender much less to ensure that he or she has ‘learned a lesson’; moreover, the offender does not get an opportunity to make amends or even have a conversation with the alleged victim. In the case of retributive justice, the justice system is effectively mopping up after the fact. In other words, as far as deterrence is concerned, the entire exercise of justice becomes an exercise based on faith, rather than one based on evidence.”
Daniel Waterman, Entheogens, Society and Law: The Politics of Consciousness, Autonomy and Responsibility

Bill Courtney
“There is one possession that can never be taken away as long as you will not allow it to be taken, and that is your word.”
Bill Courtney, Against the Grain: A Coach's Wisdom on Character, Faith, Family, and Love

Kia Carrington-Russell
“My body is no longer mine. My soul dormant. I am once again, possessed.

www.thethreeimmortalblades.com
Kia Carrington-Russell

A.S. Byatt
“They did go on so, don't you think, those Victorian poets, they took themselves so horribly seriously," he said, pushing the lift button, summoning it from the depths.
As it creaked up, Blackadder said, "That's not the worst thing a human being can do, take himself seriously.”
A. S. Byatt

Karl Pearson
“If I have put the case of science at all correctly, the reader will have recognised that modern science does much more than demand that it shall be left in undisturbed possession of what the theologian and metaphysician please to term its 'legitimate field'. It claims that the whole range of phenomena, mental as well as physical-the entire universe-is its field. It asserts that the scientific method is the sole gateway to the whole region of knowledge.”
Karl Pearson, The Grammar of Science

Kia Carrington-Russell
“Energy is a being yet is not. For it to materialise it must be pure thus it turns into a crystal like form.

That is the true being of the Elders and the Three Immortal Blades.

And your body has been cursed with it.”

Max Jacket- The Three Immortal Blades”
Kia Carrington-Russell

Bryant McGill
“Your personal health is your greatest possession; the most significant foundation of any future you will have.”
Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

Blaise Pascal
“Truth is not an object to be possessed; it is a living thing recognized, cultivated by the mind and heart.”
Blaise Pascal

“Love is not possession, it is acceptance of everything without intention. Fear is not possession, it is acceptance of everything without mention. The act of loving your fear, to nurture this insecurity for a greater purpose, is to accept the reality of ones expression.”
James C. Emlund

A.S. Byatt
“I do not want to be a relative and passive being, anywhere. I want to live and love and write.”
A. S. Byatt

“The grasping mind holds on to everything – beliefs, people, possessions – so that it seems as though there is hardly any room to breathe.”
Gyalwa Dokhampa, The Restful Mind

A.S. Byatt
“Se amava quel viso non indulgente, era perché era netto, espressivo e risoluto.
Vedeva, o gli sembrava di vedere, come tali qualità fossero state mascherate o soffocate da atteggiamenti più convenzionali: una modestia simulata, un'appropriata pazienza, un disprezzo che si spacciava per calma. Al suo peggio - oh, lui la vedeva chiaramente, malgrado la possessione che esercitava su di lui - al suo peggio guardava in basso e di traverso e sorrideva timidamente, e questo sorriso era quasi una smorfia meccanica, perché era una bugia, una convenzione, un breve forzato riconoscimento delle aspettative del mondo. Lu aveva visto subito, così gli pareva, ciò che lei era in essenza, seduta alla tavola di Crabb Robinson ad ascoltare dispute maschili, credendosi osservatrice inosservata. Se, rifletté, la maggior parte degli uomini avesse visto la durezza e la fierezza e la tirannia, sì, la tirannia di quel volto, se ne sarebbe ritratta. Il suo destino sarebbe stato di essere amata solo da timidi inetti, segretamente desiderosi che lei li punisse o li comandasse, o da anime candide, convinte che la fredda aria di delicato riserbo esprimesse una sorta di purezza femminile che tutti a quei tempi facevano mostra di desiderare. Ma lui aveva capito immediatamente che lei era per lui, che lei aveva qualcosa in comune con lui, lei com'era veramente o avrebbe potuto essere, se fosse stata libera.”
A.S. Byatt, Possession

Bryant McGill
“You would not believe what skill, power and ability your total intelligence possesses until you lose your balance.”
Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

Kamil Ali
“DEMONIC POSSESSION

Our genes on display in our kids

Kamil Ali”
Kamil Ali, Profound Vers-A-Tales

Kamil Ali
“DEMONIC POSSESSION

Our genes on display in our kids”
Kamil Ali, Profound Vers-A-Tales

Nenia Campbell
“I am the rightful ruler of this world And now that I, too, have awakened, like my dragons, I have come to take back what is mine.”
Nenia Campbell, Touched with Sight

Pushpa Rana
“Obsession and possession are just sessions destined to end soon.”
Pushpa Rana, Just the Way I Feel

Pushpa Rana
“Writing is my passion, expression and an incessant obsession.”
Pushpa Rana, Just the Way I Feel