Possessiveness Quotes

Possessiveness Quotes by Ann Aguirre, Sylvia Townsend Warner, Julie Burchill, Cassandra Clare, Peter Shepherd, Geoffrey Rush and many others.

Possessiveness isn’t love. I’m not even sure it qualifi

Possessiveness isn’t love. I’m not even sure it qualifies as an emotion.
Ann Aguirre
… possessiveness cannot accept; it cannot even strike a fair bargain; it has to confer.
Sylvia Townsend Warner
I have experienced jealousy, possessiveness, verbal abuse and violence from men, but I have also experienced jealousy, possessiveness, verbal abuse and violence from women, usually when I failed to respond to their advances.
Julie Burchill
And he understands. He understands why people hold hands: he’d always thought it was about possessiveness, saying This is mine. But it’s about maintaining contact. It is about speaking without words. It is about I want you with me and don’t go.
Cassandra Clare
With fear, possessiveness enters the picture, then jealousy rears its ugly head. Jealousy is the opposite of desiring life and freedom of choice for one’s partner.
Peter Shepherd
I did not want to put myself on the line, as an Australian playing Britains greatest comic actor. The fans of Sellers are obsessive, possessive – and aggressive. I did not want to risk their anger – or my own reputation.
Geoffrey Rush
Never be possessive. If a female friend lets on that she is going out with another man, be kind and understanding. If she says she would like to go out with the Dallas Cowboys, including the coaching staff, the same rule applies.
Bruce Jay Friedman
Boys and girls should be taught respect for each other’s liberty… and that jealousy and possessiveness kill love.
Bertrand Russell
For what are we looking for if not to please? I do not know if the desire to attract others comes from a superabundance of vitality, possessiveness, or the hidden, unspoken need to be reassured.
Francoise Sagan
Care and responsibility are constituent elements of love, but without respect for and knowledge of the beloved person, love deteriorates into domination and possessiveness.
Erich Fromm
You solve it as you get older, when you reach the point where you’ve tasted so much that you can somehow sacrifice certain things more easily, and you have a more tolerant view of things like possessiveness (your own) and a broader acceptance of the pains and the losses.
Ted Hughes
Possessiveness destroys love. And they should not be possessed, because that again destroys your love.
There’s a certain possessiveness of writers sometimes.
William Devane
I hate jealousy, I hate possessiveness. I’m nobody’s possession.
Olga Kurylenko
But people find it very difficult to be a loving person, so they create a relationship – and befool that way that ‘Now I am a loving person because I am in a relationship.’ And the relationship may be just one of monopoly, possessiveness, exclusiveness.
Surrendering, letting go of possessiveness, and complete nonattachment-all are synonyms for accumulating merit.
Pema Chodron
The creative impulses of man are always at war with the possessive impulses.
Van Wyck Brooks
A witnessing consciousness lives in life but with tremendous non-attachment, with great non-possessiveness; it possesses nothing. It lives totally, it lives passionately, but still knowing that I don’t possess anything.
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
Back then I didn’t think a woman like that, or a relationship like that, could exist with complete freedom and no jealousy or possessiveness. I thought it sounded too good to be true and I was certainly convinced it wasn’t the life for me!
Sylvia Kristel
Without that poise and balance and gentle humor and caring sense, nothing happens at all. It’s just egotism and vanity and jealousy and possessiveness.
Frederick Lenz
Remember: Y’all is singular. All y’all is plural. All y’all’s is plural possessive.
Kinky Friedman
When theres no sense of possessiveness or ownership in the artistic process, great things happen.
Paul Budnitz