Ties Quotes

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Friedrich Nietzsche
“Invisible threads are the strongest ties.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

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

P.G. Wodehouse
“-'What do ties matter, Jeeves, at a time like this?'
There is no time, sir, at which ties do not matter”
P. G. Wodehouse

Shannon L. Alder
“It is not lies or a lack of loyalty that ends a relationship. It is the agonizing truth that one person feels in their heart on a daily basis. It is realizing that you are coping and not living. It is the false belief that there is a verse, quote, phrase or talk that will magically make you feel content, complete or not care. However, it doesn’t last longer than a few days, before your mind and heart goes back to what it wants. It is the moment you realize that you left without ever leaving. It is the moment you realize that fear, shame or guilt is the only thing standing in the way of the life God meant for you to live.”
Shannon L. Alder

Jenny Trout
“No one's place in this world is guaranteed. Not everyone is going to get a happy ending. But life isn't about how it ends. It's about the moments between. It's about the small things. The way our loved ones laugh. The sight of a butterfly in the sunlight after a year or two in the darkness. The love and support of an old friend. They might not be with us in body, but they are with us in spirit. The feeling of something we'd thought lost to us forever returned in a single, life-changing moment. Yes, that is simple, even though it might be momentous to us as individuals. Because every day, on this planet, people are born and people die and stranger things happen. But I know my place now, and my purpose. And no matter what trial you have to endure to find that out...
It's worth it.”
Jennifer Armintrout, All Souls' Night

Penelope Lively
“Giving presents is one of the most possessive things we do, did you realize that? It's the way we keep a hold on other people. Plant ourselves in their lives.”
Penelope Lively, Moon Tiger

Itohan Eghide
“Bond is stronger than blood. The family grows stronger by bond.”
Itohan Eghide, The Book of Maxims, Poems and Anecdotes

Jenny Trout
“It was the damnedest thing, life. Once you decide exactly how things are going to go, something or someone comes along and messes it all up.”
Jennifer Armintrout, Ashes to Ashes

Rasheed Ogunlaru
“Friendships - and indeed most relationships - are measured in the closeness of hearts,
minds and soul ties... not in the distance of physical miles or even the passing of time.”
Rasheed Ogunlaru

Jasper Fforde
“There are two schools of thought about the resilience of time. The first is that time is highly volatile, with every small event altering the possible outcome of the earth's future. The other view is that time is rigid, and no matter how hard you try, it will always spring back toward a determined present. Myself, I do not worry about such trivialities. I simply sell ties to anyone who wants to buy one...”
Jasper Fforde, The Eyre Affair

Joseph Campbell
“Our actual ultimate root is in our humanity, not in our personal genealogy.”
Joseph Campbell, Myths to Live By

Molière
“We'll let time knit these gentle ties between us.”
Molière, The Misanthrope
tags: ties, time

Haruki Murakami
“Along the way I stopped into a coffee shop. All around me normal, everyday city types were going about their normal, everyday affairs. Lovers were whispering to each other, businessmen were poring over spread sheets, college kids were planning their next ski trip and discussing the new Police album. We could have been in any city in Japan. Transplant this coffee shop scene to Yokohama or Fukuoka and nothing would seem out of place. In spite of which -- or, rather, all the more because -- here I was, sitting in this coffee shop, drinking my coffee, feeling a desperate loneliness. I alone was the outsider. I had no place here.

Of course, by the same token, I couldn't really say I belonged to Tokyo and its coffee shops. But I had never felt this loneliness there. I could drink my coffee, read my book, pass the time of day without any special thought, all because I was part of the regular scenery. Here I had no ties to anyone. Fact is, I'd come to reclaim myself.”
Haruki Murakami, Dance Dance Dance

Honoré de Balzac
“To that point, he had always found the vicomtesse overflowing with friendly politeness, that sweet-flowing grace conferred by an aristocratic education, and which is never truly there unless it comes, automatically and unthinkingly, straight from the heart.
[...]
For anyone who had learned the social code, and Rastignac had absorbed it all in a flash, these words, that gesture, that look, that inflection in her voice, summed up all there was to know about the nature and the ways of men and women of her class. He was vividly aware of the iron hand underneath the velvet glove; the personality, and especially the self-centeredness, under the polished manners; the plain hard wood, under all the varnish. [...] Eugène had been entirely too quick to take this woman's word for her own kindness. Like all those who cannot help themselves, he had signed on the dotted line, accepting the delightful contract binding both benefactor and recipient, the very first clause of which makes clear that, as between noble souls, perfect equality must be forever maintained. Beneficience, which ties people together, is a heavenly passion, but a thoroughly misunderstood one, and quite as scarce as true love. Both stem from the lavish nature of great souls.”
Honoré de Balzac, Père Goriot

Michael Bassey Johnson
“My friend is my friend, even if he wears rag, even if he wasn't born with a silver spoon, even if nobody wants to be his friend, i will hurt his critics by remaining his friend.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Wilhelm Reich
“Sentences like the following are found in many mystical and reactionary writings though not as clearly formulated as by Hutten:

''Kulturbolschewismus is nothing new. It is based on a striving which humanity has had since its earliest days: the longing for happiness. It is the eternal nostalgia for paradise on earth . . . The religion of faith is replaced by the religion of pleasure.''

We, on the other hand, ask: Why not happiness on earth? Why should not pleasure be the content of life? If one were to put this question to a general vote, no reactionary ideology could stand up.

The reactionary also recognizes, though in a mystical manner, the connection between mysticism and compulsive marriage and family:

''Because of this responsibility (for the possible consequences of pleasure), society has created the institution of marriage which, as a lifelong union, provides the protective frame for the sexual relationship.''

Right after this, we find the whole register of "cultural values" which, in the framework of reactionary ideology, fit together like the parts of a machine:

''Marriage as a tie, the family as a duty, the fatherland as value of its own, morality as authority, religion as obligation from eternity.''

It would be impossible better to describe the rigidity of human plasma!”
Wilhelm Reich, The Mass Psychology of Fascism

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

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“A tie is what you get after ice cubes have wrestled with hot water.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“I've never been part of a tie. You didn't lose, but you didn't win.”
Andy Dalton

“The most ironic thing was that, the thing she valued the most was freedom. For according to her, happiness can never occur in bondage. In spite of the fact that death will set her free from all humanly bondages, she wanted to live, let life be the only bondage she was tied with. She wanted it. That one single bondage, to live boundlessly.”
Pradnya Chabbi

Mikhail Shishkin
“Возьмите в пространстве две любых точки, два любых предмета – и между ними можно провести связывающую их линию. Между всеми вещами на свете существуют эти невидимые штрихи, все ими взаимосвязано и нерасторжимо. И расстояния здесь не играют никакой роли – линии эти растягиваются, как резиночки, только еще сильнее связывая предметы.”
Mikhail Shishkin, Пальто с хлястиком

“They were once glued to me like summer flies,
But when I sealed my purse, they severed ties”
Charmaine J. Forde

Natsume Sōseki
“I have a loan of three yen from Kiyo, which I have not yet returned, although five years have passed. Do not think I cannot pay it back, but I will not, for the noble Kiyo will never dream of being paid back; she never lends me money in prospect of my greater income. On my part too, it would be a sin to think of returning it, as it would indicate that the tie binding us is based on duty and not upon affection. The more I think of such a thing, the greater pain would it give Kiyo, for it might mean that I doubted the purity of her mind. It is true the debt has not been paid back, but it is not because I considered it nothing, but because I think her a part of my own flesh and blood.”
Natsume Soseki, Botchan

P.G. Wodehouse
“My God, man!" I gargled. "The cravat! The gent's neckwear! Why? For what reason?”
P. G. Wodehouse, The Inimitable Jeeves:

Elizabeth Lim
“Mulan cast ShiShi an apologetic look, suddenly remembering how she'd cut her own hair before stealing her father's armor. Such a simple action, yet it'd changed everything. She'd severed ties with her old identity and gone from Mulan to Ping, from bride to soldier, from obedient daughter to woman who led her own life.
But what if she'd cut too many ties? What if when she went home, her parents no longer recognized her? After all, she wasn't the same Mulan anymore.
Sometimes, she didn't even know who she was. She'd thought going to war would show her, but things were never as easy as that.”
Elizabeth Lim, Reflection

C.A.A. Savastano
“New blood severs old ties.”
C.A.A. Savastano

A.D. Aliwat
“An assistant should not wear a tie if the person he is supporting is not.”
A.D. Aliwat, In Limbo