Possessive Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old possessive quotes, possessive sayings, and possessive proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Thoughts of possessiveness come when there is fear of losing the loved one! It's not because they don't believe you, it's because they don't believe you, it's because they don't have on others who might take advantage of your sweetness.     


Do not become possessive. The purpose of a relationship is to complement each other, grow together, and achieve your common goals as a couple. At the same time, you must each maintain your individual identity as a human being.     


Jealousy in romance is like salt in food. A little can enhance the savor, but too much can spoil the pleasure and, under certain circumstances, can be life-threatening.     

Maya Angelou

Possessiveness reflects the fear of losing.     


To be mature is, we're told, to move beyond possessiveness. Jealousy is for babies. The mature person knows that no one owns anyone.     

Alain De Botton

In the beginning, everything is mixed — as if mud is mixed in gold. Then one has to put the gold into fire: all that is not gold is burned, drops out of it. Only pure gold comes out of the fire. Awareness is the fire; love is the gold; jealousy, possessiveness, hatred, anger, lust, are the impurities.     


So what you are doing, be aware, observe it, and then go on meditating. Soon you will begin to feel the change. Now there is no possessiveness in relationship. By and by, possessiveness disappears. And when possessiveness is not there, relationship has a beauty of its own. When possessiveness is there, everything becomes dirty, ugly, inhuman.     


Never be possessive about anything or anyone. You are born alone and you will die alone. Everything else will leave you sooner or later. Nothing stays with anyone forever except your soul and your beliefs.     


Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition. The immature mind often mistakes one for the other, or assumes that the greater the love, the greater the jealousy – in fact, they are almost incompatible; one emotion hardly leaves room for the other.     

Robert A. Heinlein

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

Love is not possessiveness; many people think that's what love is you possess somebody totally. To possess somebody is to destroy all possibility of love.     


Life is so beautiful that death has fallen in love with it, a jealous, possessive love that grabs at what it can get.     

Yann Martel

It is an irony that the more possessive you are, the more love you demand, the less you receive, while the more freedom you give, the less you demand, the more love you will receive.     

Harold H Bloomfield

Possessiveness destroys love. And they should not be possessed, because that again destroys your love.     


Don't waste time on jealousy. Sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're behind.     

Mary Schmich

It is not love that is blind, but jealousy.     

Lawrence Durrell

Love looks through a telescope; envy, through a microscope.     

Josh Billings

Jealousy is bred in doubts. When those doubts change into certainties, then the passion either ceases or turns absolute madness.     

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

When theres no sense of possessiveness or ownership in the artistic process, great things happen.     

Paul Budnitz

Possessiveness cannot accept; it cannot even strike a fair bargain; it has to confer.     

Sylvia Townsend Warner

Sometimes we get too possessive with someone we don' even own. It's a side effect of loving too much, and receiving too little.     


The best life is the one in which the creative impulses play the largest part and the possessive impulses the smallest.     

Bertrand Russell

Possessiveness' with 'love' is dangerous as 'match' with 'stick'. It can burn all whatever you have.     

Manish Bansal

The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.     

Ernest Hemingway

Possessiveness is the outcome of true love. Anger is the outcome of true care. So accept both from your loved ones.     

Simi Ngr

If you go on condemning, your condemnation shows that somewhere there is a wound, and you are feeling jealous - because without jealousy there can be no condemnation. You condemn people because somehow, somewhere, unconsciously you feel they are enjoying themselves and you have missed.     


A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.     

Robert A. Heinlein

Attachment is the root cause of all misery. Possessiveness is nourishment for the ego.     


The creative impulses of man are always at war with the possessive impulses.     

Van Wyck Brooks

Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is thread, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years.     

Simone Signoret