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ownership Quotes

18 of the best book quotes about ownership
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“Being loyal to the one who owned me gave me prickly thoughts, like burrs trapped in my shift, pressing into my skin with every step.”
Laurie Halse Anderson
author
Chains
book
Isabel Gardener
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slavery
ownership
being forced
reluctant
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For to the creator there is no poverty and no poor indifferent place.
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“If I were to inquire what passion is most natural to men who are stimulated and circumscribed by the obscurity of their birth or the mediocrity of their fortune, I could discover none more peculiarly appropriate to their condition than this love of physical prosperity. The passion for physical comforts is essentially a passion of the middle classes: with those classes it grows and spreads, with them it preponderates.”
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“The distinguishing feature of Communism is not the abolition of property generally, but the abolition of bourgeois property.”
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“Owning and maintaining a fraud had a way of gradually demoralizing one. And yet from a social standpoint it had to be done, given the absence of the real article.”
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“Bit by bit, at 124 and in the Clearing, along with others, she had claimed herself. Freeing yourself was one thing; claiming ownership of that freed self was another.”
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“The Chief Good we feel instinctively must be something which is our own, and not easily to be taken from us.”
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“I want my own sort!”
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“For I, being pent in thee, Perforce am thine, and all that is in me.”
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“The clock is a conspiracy & a crime against humanity and I would not own one except I miss appointments without it.”
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“I want to sue (my parents) for the rights to my own body.”
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“Father said it used to be a gentleman was known by his books; nowadays he is known by the ones he has not returned.”
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“‘What do you hate most?’ he asks. ‘A lie. And you?’ ‘Ownership,’ he says. ‘When you leave me, forget me.’”
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“Besides this, I shard’d the Island into Parts with ‘em, reserv’d to myself the Property of the whole, but gave them such Parts respectively as they agreed on; and having settled all things with them, and engaged them not to leave the Place, I left them there.”
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“For if a room that exists under the governance, authority, and intent of others seems smaller than it is, then a room that exists in secret can, regardless of its dimensions, seem as vast as one cares to imagine.”
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“Medea: we (women) bid the highest price in dowries just to buy some man to be dictator of our bodies… How that compounds the wrong!”
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“You are my Scelidosaurus. You are my Stegosaurus. You are my Triceratops.”
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“And the dinosaurs whispered to Harry. They whispered very quietly, but just loud enough for Harry to hear. They said, ‘You are definitely our Harry, definitely.‘”

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