What is marriage, is marriage protection or religion, is marriage renunciation or abundance, is marriage a stepping-stone or an end. What is marriage.
— Gertrude Stein

With renunciation life begins.
Amelia E. Barr renunciation quote

It is impossible to overlook the extent to which civilization is built upon a renunciation of instinct.
— Sigmund Freud

Renunciation remains sorrow, though a sorrow borne willingly.
— George Eliot

To write is to become disinterested. There is a certain renunciation in art.
— renunciation quotation by Albert Camus