Quotes About Possessiveness

Quotes tagged as "possessiveness" (showing 1-30 of 53)
Jodi Picoult
“So much of the language of love was like that: you devoured someone with your eyes, you drank in the sight of him, you swallowed him whole. Love was substance, broken down and beating through your bloodstream.”
Jodi Picoult, Nineteen Minutes

Samantha Young
“I love you. You’re mine. I’ll kill any bastard who tries to take you from me.”
Samantha Young, On Dublin Street

Sylvia Day
“I spend a quarter of every day inside you. When you set limits outside of that I can't help but see them as arbitrary.”
Sylvia Day, Bared to You

Thich Nhat Hanh
“If our love is only a will to possess, it is not love.”
Thich Nhat Hanh, Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life

Kahlil Gibran
“Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself, Love possesses not nor would it be possessed: For love is sufficient unto love.”
Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

Lisa Kleypas
“I have never said this to anyone before.” Leo’s voice was like ragged velvet. “But the idea of you with child is the most insanely arousing thing I’ve ever imagined. Your belly all swollen, your breasts heavy, the funny little way you would walk … I would worship you. I would take care of your every need. And everyone would know that I’d made you that way, that you belonged to me.”
Lisa Kleypas, Married By Morning

Holly Black
Mine. The language of love is like that, possessive. That should be the first warning that it's not going to encourage anyone's betterment.”
Holly Black, Black Heart

Dorothy L. Sayers
“For God's sake, let's take the word 'possess' and put a brick round its neck and drown it ... We can't possess one another. We can only give and hazard all we have.”
Dorothy L. Sayers, Busman's Honeymoon

Jane Austen
“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. However little known the feelings or views of such a man may be on his first entering a neighbourhood, this truth is so well fixed in the minds of the surrounding families, that he is considered as the rightful property of someone or other of their daughters.”
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Cora Carmack
“What? Just because I can't have you right now, doesn't mean I'm okay with him having you.”
Cora Carmack, Losing It

“He broke away from my mouth and trailed his lips down the front of my throat. I felt his lips close around my scars. He kissed away their ugliness. His lips parted in tingling butterfly kisses that drained the strength from my knees. I realized he was mouthing words against my skin.

Not words. Just one word.

Rose Christo, Gives Light

Kresley Cole
“Too bad,Elizabeth. You're Stuck with me.Not for a few decades,not for centuries. You're tied to me forever. That boy and girl offspring you talked off? They'll come from me--or no one.”
Kresley Cole, Lothaire

Nenia Campbell
“You want to be free. You also want to be mine. You can't be both.”
Nenia Campbell, Crowned by Fire

Loretta Chase
“If you try to find a replacement, you'll be sadly disappointed, I can't be replaced. I'm the only man in all the world who possesses the right combination of qualities for you.You can turn your Ballister stare upon me all you like, but you can't petrify me. You can knock me about to your heart's content without worrying about doing any damage. You can perpetrate any sort of outrage your wicked mind conceives and be sure I'll join in, with a will. You're a troublemaker, Lydia. A Ballister devil. Nothing less than a Mallory hellion would ever suit you."
- Vere Mallory -”
Loretta Chase, The Last Hellion

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

Lisi Harrison
“I dunno." She sat on the bench and hugged the robe like a pillow. "I still think that Brett guy is cute."
"Good luck getting him away from Bekka." Cleo gathered her silky black hair into a high pony and pink-dabbed Smith's Rosebud Salve on her lips. "She's got more grip than Crazy Glue."
"More cling than Saran Wrap," Lala added.
"More hold than Final Net." Cleo giggled.
"More possession than The Exorcist," Lala managed.
"More clench than butt cheeks," Blue chimed in.
"More competition than American Idol," Frankie stuck out her chest and showed them her diva booty roll.
The girls burst out laughing.
"Nice!" Blue lifted her purple gloved hand.
Frankie slapped it without a single spark.
"I hate to be a downer..." Claudine shuffled back into the conversation wearing her slippers and robe. "But that girl will destroy you if she catches you with Brett."
"I'm not worried," Frankie tossed her hair back. "I've seen all the teen movies, and the nice girl gets the boy in the end.”
Lisi Harrison, Monster High

Faraaz Kazi
“Rahul had wondered how someone could love their beloved so much that their dedication to them became one of the wonders of the world.”
Faraaz Kazi

Amanda Quick
“Of course I won't go alone. I shall take my maid."

"No," Sebastian said. "You will take me.”
Amanda Quick, Dangerous

Kresley Cole
“I will be good to you, Myst. I will protect you. You are mine.”
Kresley Cole, The Warlord Wants Forever

D.S. Wrights
“Something strange started to rage inside me, hearing you inhale sharply as I tried to kiss those scars away or etch them deeper into your skin, wanting to mark you in an entirely different way.”
D.S. Wrights, The Beast In Me

Kiersten White
“I am yours,” she whispered. The words cut like knives, barely out of her mouth before he stole them, sealing them with his own lips.”
Kiersten White, And I Darken

“When lust combines with love, feelings like dissatisfaction,lack of trust,lack of understanding,jealousy and possessiveness are produced”

“Pablo's many stories and reminiscences about Olga and Marie-Thérese and Dora Maar, as well as their continuing presence just offstage in our own life together, gradually made me realize that he had a kind of Bluebeard complex that made him want to cut off the heads of all women he had collected in his private museum. But he didn't cut the heads entirely off. He preferred to have life go on and to have all those women who had shared his life at one moment or another still letting out little peeps and cries of joy or pain and making a few gestures like disjointed dolls, just to prove there was some life left in them, that it hung by a thread, and that he held the other end of the thread. From time to time they would provide a humorous or dramatic or sometimes tragic side to things, and that was all grist to his mill.”
Françoise Gilot, Life with Picasso

“More than jealousy or possessiveness pettiness kills love.”
Marty Rubin

Donald L. Hicks
“Whether you buy a new TV, or car, (etc.) or any other “material” thing is often “immaterial” to God.”
Donald L. Hicks, Look into the stillness

Marcel Proust
“For in this way Swann was kept in the state of painful agitation which had once before been effective in making his interest blossom into love, on the night when he had failed to find Odette at the Verdurins' and had haunted for her all evening. And he did not have (as I had, afterward, at Combray in my childhood) happy days in which to forget the sufferings that would return with the night. For his days, Swann must pass them without Odette; and as he told himself, now and then, to allow so pretty a woman to go out by herself in Paris was just as rash as to leave a case filled with jewels in the middle of the street. In this mood he would scowl furiously at the passers-by, as though they were so many pick-pockets. But their faces - a collective and formless mass - escaped the grasp of his imagination, and so failed to feed the flame of his jealousy.”
Marcel Proust, Swann's Way

Vladimir Nabokov
“I would fight of course. Oh, I would fight. Better destroy everything than surrender her.”
Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita

Sylvia Day
“No puedo pensar en ti con otra persona, Eva. La simple idea de que otro hombre te vea como lo hago yo, viéndote así... colocando sus manos sobre ti...”
Sylvia Day, Bared to You

David Anthony Durham
“Again he thought of his own losses, and he wondered why it was that the things a person had lost— or might lose— defined him more than the things he yet possessed.”
David Anthony Durham, Acacia: The War with the Mein

Iain M. Banks
“It is very protective of me. But certain sorts of protection, even care, can shade into a sort of desire for ownership. Certainly into a feeling that what is being protected is an earned exclusivity of access for the protector, not the privacy of the protected.”
Iain M. Banks, The Hydrogen Sonata

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