An old thing becomes new if you detach it from what usually surrounds it.
— Robert Bresson

I feel like the writer observing the grief, but it is difficult to be detached from it.
Hugh Leonard detach quote

I have to detach myself completely from aspirations. I hardly ever listen to music anymore because it arouses all of this yearning in me.
— Laura Hillenbrand

Life is a tide; float on it. Go down with it and go up with it, but be detached. Then it is not difficult.
— Prem Rawat

The literary critic, or the critic of any other specific form of artistic expression, may detach himself from the world for as long as the work of art he is contemplating appears to do the same.
— Clive James