Top 181 Possession Quotes

Here we have the best Possession Quotes from famous authors such as James Haskell, Julia Ward Howe, Alexei Mordashov, William H. Wharton, Christian Pulisic. Find the perfect quotation from our collection.

When you have two-thirds of possession in any match you
When you have two-thirds of possession in any match you have got to turn that pressure into points.

When the unwelcome little unborn shall have seen the light my brain will be lightened, and I shall have a clearer mind. Thank God that even this weary nine months shall come to an end and leave me in possession of my own body and my own soul.

Julia Ward Howe
My wealth is reflected in the price of Severstal, and the number of shares I have in my possession doesn’t have any impact on the company.

Alexei Mordashov
The lands granted were in the occupancy of savages and situated in a wilderness, of which the government had never taken possession, and of which it could not with its own citizens ever have taken possession.

William H Wharton
It’s not just about getting the ball and figuring out every time how you can keep possession, because there are plenty of players who can do that. That’s just not how I view my performances. It’s about, What can I do to change the game and the attacking aspect of the game?

One’s religion is one’s own possession and he has a right to it.

Painfully to attain possession of what we do not want, and then painfully to waste our days in attempting to rid ourselves of it, seems to be a part of our discipline here below.

Russia does not have in its possession any trustworthy data that supports the existence of nuclear weapons or any weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and we have not received any such information from our partners as yet.

Vladimir Putin
Man should not consider his material possession his own, but as common to all, so as to share them without hesitation when others are in need.

So research is a terribly imperfect science, and you learn an awful lot more after you’ve published a book, because people keep writing to you and saying, ‘Oh, gosh, I was related to such and such a character and I have a letter in my possession.’

To criticize is to appreciate, to appropriate, to take intellectual possession, to establish in fine a relation with the criticized thing and to make it one’s own.

I’ve been lucky enough to play for the Spanish national team and Barcelona, two sides who’ve shown that you can play good, attractive possession football and win major titles.

Carles Puyol
There are competing studies on how much crime drops or doesn’t drop when there are strict rules on gun possession and sale. I don’t think there’s any question that New York City‘s very tough laws have reduced violence.

The Diary of Samuel Sewall,’ ‘The Diary of John Winthrop,’ these are easy for anyone to get their hands on. This was really common stuff and there’s tons of cases of demon possession.

To be successful you have to find a good balance between offence and defence, to work without the ball, but our main tactic is to work with the ball, to be in possession.

The ultimate end of education is happiness or a good human life, a life enriched by the possession of every kind of good, by the enjoyment of every type of satisfaction.

As a player, you are more concerned with the moments when you have possession of the ball or are about to receive the ball. You are watching your team-mates and trying to decide what the possibilities are.

The belief that there is only one truth, and that oneself is in possession of it, is the root of all evil in the world.

Max Born
The intensity and importance of each possession. That’s the thing about the NBA that doesn’t always translate to television.

An anxious unrest, a fierce craving desire for gain has taken possession of the commercial world, and in instances no longer rare the most precious and permanent goods of human life have been madly sacrificed in the interests of momentary enrichment.

My priority is possession. Attack, get a lot of players in the opposition half, take risks.

I suppose my little Martin acoustic guitar is quickly becoming a prize possession. It’s a lovely guitar. I bought it at the Cambridge Folk Festival in 2001 before I had cleaned up.

Considered now as a possession, one may define culture as the residuum of a large body of useless knowledge that has been well and truly forgotten.

Whoever resorts regularly to the lessons of Holy Scripture as an apt pupil will take the Savior into her group, and the children will perceive that He is present and that He assists in their work; thus, He will take possession of their souls.

Possession of the pure synthetic specimens of the anthocyanidins and chief anthocyanins enabled my wife and me to devise quick tests for these colouring matters which can be used with the material from a few flower petals.

Robert Robinson
I still have a home in Sarajevo, and there is a room where the walls are covered with football jerseys. One is a Milan shirt with Shevchenko’s name and number on the back. It is an original from one of his Serie A appearances, and he has autographed it. It has pride of place. It really is my prized possession.

My most precious possession is a 13.5-feet-long fishing rod, made by an American firm called Loomis.

If you play every time, long balls, you lose possession and you lose momentum. I don’t want to be like that.

When we are in possession, tactically, he is the best coach in the world for me. He works hard, watches a lot of games, and prepares us really well. Guardiola has the feeling for gaping spaces, and he already had that as a player.

Germany can generally only pay if the Corridor and Upper Silesia will be handed back to Germany from Polish possession, and if besides somewhere on the earth colonial territory will be made available to Germany.

Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion.

Multiple personality disorder and possession are not necessarily mutually incompatible disorders. There’s some evidence that you can have both.

When you have a lot of ball possession, you have a lot of ball possession to create chances, not to play the ball around and not score.

You pressure, you want possession, you want to attack. Some teams can’t or don’t pass the ball. What are you playing for? What’s the point? That’s not football. Combine, pass, play. That’s football – for me, at least.

I want to play against the best, and that’s what I’m doing, just going out there and being focused, just competing every possession.

Regarding my coaching philosophy, I think it is important to adapt to the team/players and the culture in the country where you are coaching, but to keep possession is a key issue wherever you are.

Michael Bradley has the stuff of leadership; he works hard and can break up the opponent‘s play. However, that’s not enough to justify his philanthropic attitude towards possession, the generous portion of balls that he contributes to his foes. His sloppiness constantly culminates in unnecessary goals.

When I was 7, my proudest possession would have been my bookshelf ’cause I had alphabetized all of the books on my bookshelf.

Our children are our most cherished possession. In their early years, we must make sure they get a healthy start in life. They must receive the right food for a healthy body, the right education for a bright and inquiring mind – and the equal opportunity for a meaningful job.

Some games you going to play great. Some games you’re not. So, it’s all about moving on to the next game, next possession. Just come in there every day working, figuring out what you got to work on and see what you did wrong in either in the last game or the last season or whatever.

Nowadays the rage for possession has got to such a pitch that there is nothing in the realm of nature, whether sacred or profane, out of which profit cannot be squeezed.

One whose knowledge is confined to books and whose wealth is in the possession of others, can use neither his knowledge nor wealth when the need for them arises.

Basically everything I’ve done in art, I was in possession of when I was 20 years old. I use a waste retrieval method of working. I’ll go back and use something that disgusted me 15 years ago but that I had enough sense to think about. Some artists change dramatically. I see my work more like history being written.

That’s a wonderful thing, to take possession of the role that you’re playing.

Class does not mean huge possession of money. Mother Teresa was a classy woman. So is Manjula Bhargava, a great mathematician of Indian origin. The concept that you automatically gain class by acquiring money is an outdated thought process.

Both when you defend and when you attack it needs to be about possession and positioning is vital.

Desire then is the invasion of the whole self by the wish, which, as it invades, sets going more and more of the psychical processes; but at the same time, so long as it remains desire, does not succeed in getting possession of the self.

European teams have always shied away from South American football. They struggle to get to grips with it. The South American game is more technical and about keeping possession, while European football is more dynamic, physical and direct.

Hope is the best possession. None are completely wretched but those who are without hope. Few are reduced so low as that.

Complete possession is proved only by giving. All you are unable to give possesses you.

Everyone wants to play like Spurs. We want to play attractive football, get the ball forward, and create chances with good possession.

I’m always bragging, always laughing with my Spain team-mates at Barcelona, saying I’ll take 30 per cent possession and two goals – a win is a win. It’s football.

The glory that goes with wealth is fleeting and fragile; virtue is a possession glorious and eternal.

Football is open; it is not only keeping possession of the ball and making more passes.

My most prized possession would have to be ‘Trick It.’ I did rap here and there with some songs before, but ‘Trick It’ was my first time challenging myself to write lyrics from beginning to end.

Football is not about possession or playing a nice passing game. Football is about winning games.

The biggest thing for me is just playing hard every possession.

Really, the scheme is not going to win you a possession or even a game. You have to burn some calories and make some things happen.

At Tottenham, I’m asked to take a lot of risks to keep maximum possession of the ball and build from the back.

I have come slowly into possession of such powers as I have. I receive the opinions of my day. I do not conceive them. But I receive them into a vivid mind.

It is true that the aristocracies seem to have abused their monopoly of legal knowledge; and at all events their exclusive possession of the law was a formidable impediment to the success of those popular movements which began to be universal in the western world.

Henry James Sumner Maine
The most luxurious possession, the richest treasure anybody has, is his personal dignity.

Sin is basically a denial of God’s right of possession.

Knowledge conquered by labor becomes a possession – a property entirely our own.

Men and women should own the world as a mutual possession.

The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart. The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace.

This is the most intimate relationship between literature and its readers: they treat the text as a part of themselves, as a possession.

Every man judges his own happiness and satisfaction with life in terms of his possession or lack of possession of those things that he considers worthwhile and valuable.

I have two luxuries to brood over in my walks, your loveliness and the hour of my death. O that I could have possession of them both in the same minute.

In the postseason, every possession counts, so it’s the little things.

Bizarrely, someone involved in the children’s showSarah and Duck,’ which I narrate, recently found a coat with my name on it in a secondhand shop. It’s the coat I wore as Theseus in the ‘Dream.’ So it’s back in my possession after all these years, which is rather strange and wonderful.

It is not her body that he wants but it is only through her body that he can take possession of another human being, so he must labor upon her body, he must enter her body, to make his claim.

Wonder is that possession of the mind that enchants the emotions while never surrendering reason. It is a grasp on reality that does not need constant high points in order to be maintained, nor is it made vulnerable by the low points of life’s struggle.

God saw fit, for wise reasons to allow the people of Israel thus to make and possess slaves; but is this any license to us to enslave any of our fellow-men, to kill any of our fellow-men whom we please and are able to destroy, and take possession of their estates?

Samuel Hopkins
We are in possession of what I think to be compelling evidence that Saddam Hussein has, and has had for a number of years, a developing capacity for the production and storage of weapons of mass destruction.

Honestly, Thibs is a dog. He’s a guy that is an extreme competitor and very aware of everything that’s going on. Takes each possession like it’s our last, and really coaches with the type of intensity and passion that you want from a coach.

The independence of the United States is not only more precious to ourselves but to the world than any single possession.

The possession of arbitrary power has always, the world over, tended irresistibly to destroy humane sensibility, magnanimity, and truth.

Frederick Law Olmsted
Happiness is not a possession to be prized, it is a quality of thought, a state of mind.

Daphne du Maurier
I want to help young coaches have an experience like I’ve had. But mostly, I want to take the prized possession of every parent by taking their children and helping them grow and helping mentor them and helping them teach me.

It’s always irked me that they always say the white receiver has great hands or runs great routes or is a possession receiver.

Great wealth took possession of the government. It was reflected in Mr. Harding’s selection of a cabinet.

George William Norris
With Bayern, we want a lot of ball possession and to control the play, so I operate sometimes like the 11th outfield player. Thus I am included a lot into the build-up play and have a lot of touches of the ball.

Freedom is the sure possession of those alone who have the courage to defend it.

I was given a Roberts digital radio by my mum and dad. I think it’s my favorite possession.

It is not the possession of truth, but the success which attends the seeking after it, that enriches the seeker and brings happiness to him.

Max Planck
I am 10 years in this league. The physical possession of a ring doesn’t make me feel like more or less of a person.

I want to try to prove the world wrong – that you can run and win in the NBA, and you can win big if you keep running. The problem is, can you run for 82 games every minute, every possession of every game?

George Karl
The possession of wealth leads almost inevitably to its abuse. It is the chief, if not the only, cause of evils which desolate this world below. The thirst for gold is responsible for the most regrettable lapses into sin.

Whatever possession we gain by our sword cannot be sure or lasting, but the love gained by kindness and moderation is certain and durable.

Alexander the Great
Nothing’s really a prized possession except my family, you know?

I come from a Napoli team who scored 104 goals. Do you think I’m going to be hyper-defensive with Real Madrid? A team that creates chances and is great in possession is not defensive.

I sold my most valuable possession, but I knew that because I worked at Hewlett Packard, I could buy the next model calculator the very next month for a lower price than I sold the older one for!

When you coach Russ Smith, you have a nervous breakdown on every possession. He’s not from a different country. He’s from a different planet.

The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he is justly entitled.

You win football games by first getting possession and then running 3- and 5-yard plays. Not by Hail Mary passes. Common sense, elbow grease, and keeping a positive attitude.

As ‘Possession’ progresses, it seems less and less like the usual satire about academia and more like something by Jorge Luis Borges.

I hate jealousy, I hate possessiveness. I’m nobody‘s possession.

The greatest possession is self-possession.

Ethel Watts Mumford
Freedom of choice is more to be treasured than any possession earth can give.

David O McKay
I was interested with exploring the idea of who gets to be in possession of the land – how it’s sometimes impossible to go back home, how family can be the thing that drags you down.

When you play against a top side, you know they will have more possession, and they will be in more control, and you have to find one or two counterattacks.

Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.

Oriol Romeu is very strong and doesn’t lose possession much. He’s a very complete player and makes good cover.

I think I’m ever so slightly behind myself and I don’t know what would make me feel in possession of all the facts.

Liza Tarbuck
When I see a game on the television, and you see afterwards ‘possession percentage 60-40,’ that doesn’t say anything for me because it could be that one team is playing the ball between the back four 120 times.

I just try to play as hard as I can every possession. If you’re aware and you’re high-energy, the ball will eventually bounce your way and you’ll be able to make plays.

The number one thing is to catch the football and maintain possession.

One who knows how to show and to accept kindness will be a friend better than any possession.

I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty.

It doesn’t matter who has possession, it matters who scores.

Eran Zahavi
I love this style: get the ball back quickly, then play possession with so many combinations. When you watch that, you get the feeling you want to go out on the pitch and play football with your friends and just enjoy yourself. City and Barcelona are great examples.

Frenkie de Jong
A new, a vast, and a powerful language is developed for the future use of analysis, in which to wield its truths so that these may become of more speedy and accurate practical application for the purposes of mankind than the means hitherto in our possession have rendered possible.

Music is my first love and the thing that I feel extremely connected to. I feel like I still have a long way to go within that in terms of being able to perform and write songs. But, yeah, I really hope ‘The Possession’ opens doors for me to do more acting, because I really enjoyed it.

As photographs give people an imaginary possession of a past that is unreal, they also help people to take possession of space in which they are insecure.

As for September 11, let us not too easily grant the Americans possession of that date on the calendar. Like May 1 or July 14 or December 25, September 11 may seem full of significance to some people, while to other people it is just another day.

Possession without obligation to the object possessed approaches felicity.

We are told that the possession of nuclear weapons – in some cases even the testing of these weapons – is essential for national security. But this argument can be made by other countries as well.

Who hears me, who understands me, becomes mine, a possession for all time.

I like to have the ball, to have possession and to play passes, to create chances for my team-mates. I think that is what makes me strong.

If the guys up front don’t get possession, they can’t score.

After it is all over, the religion of man is his most important possession.

Love, in the eyes of the world, is either a carnal appetite or a vague fancy, which possession extinguishes or absence destroys. That is why it is commonly said, with a strange abuse of words, that passion does not endure.

Beauty is the only thing that time cannot harm. Philosophies fall away like sand, creeds follow one another, but what is beautiful is a joy for all seasons, a possession for all eternity.

The thing that I’ve always been slightly frustrated with, was that the idea of a CD is kind of confined to a material possession that you can put on a shelf. And the idea of music, for me, is always about both the communication and the sharing of content. And so the interactive part is missing.

The real duty of man is not to extend his power or multiply his wealth beyond his needs, but to enrich and enjoy his imperishable possession: his soul.

Gilbert Highet
United fans don’t care if the team only has 40 per cent possession as long as they are watching an attacking team. My experience was that the supporters understood that even our best teams, even the teams with Peter Schmeichel or Edwin van der Sar in goal, were going to concede goals.

It is vital to maintain possession and to win it back as soon as possible, because if we win it high up, then the opposition has to run 70 metres.

The style is the same at all levels, which facilitates things: bring the ball out from the back, keep possession, work gaps to create chances. It’s like that from the Under-15s all the way through. That’s the Spanish way, and it has triumphed.

I have a statue of Superman. It’s actually a big one… It’s a collectible statue of Superman, which the DC guys very kindly gave to me. So that’s a little prized possession of mine.

Matt Ryan
It is a principle of our nature that feelings once excited turn readily from the object by which they are excited to some other object which may for the time being take possession of the mind.

I have ‘To Kill A Mockingbirdsigned by Harper Lee. That is my prized possession.

I guess my most prized pop culture possession is a signed first edition of the book ‘Fight Club‘ by Chuck Palahniuk.

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.

Every possession and every happiness is but lent by chance for an uncertain time, and may therefore be demanded back the next hour.

True generosity is an offering; given freely and out of pure love. No strings attached. No expectations. Time and love are the most valuable possession you can share.

A writer loses possession of her work as soon as it’s reaches its audience. Each reader brings his own experience and prejudice and imagination to the work. Television adaptation just goes one step further, and the novelist has to learn to let go.

Ann Cleeves
I love Sarri’s philosophy. We play high, with a lot of possession in a technical way.

Every possession matters, and everything goes down to the wire.

Do not give in too much to feelings. A overly sensitive heart is an unhappy possession on this shaky earth.

A lot of people assume I have a great hat collection, but kids steal my hats at every show. I’ve had all these hats that I’ve loved, but now they’re in some little kids‘ possession. It’s difficult to replenish. I don’t think the kids realize this.

Real politics are the possession and distribution of power.

The shoot-and-chase approach had become big in hockey. Teams would come up to the blue line and shoot the puck around our boards deep in our zone, then swarm in after it forechecking, trying to regain possession.

Jacques Plante
I want my team to play well almost all of the time and have possession of the ball.

I think our young people are our most precious possession.

At no time are we ever in such complete possession of a journey, down to its last nook and cranny, as when we are busy with preparations for it.

Yukio Mishima
Federal law provides very powerful tools, such as strict mandatory sentences, to go after repeat violent offenders who are illegally in the possession of a gun.

‘Know,’ says a wise writer, the historian of kings, ‘Know the men that are to be trusted‘; but how is this to be? The possession of knowledge involves both time and opportunities. Neither of these are ‘handservants at command.’

The most important thing about being on a football pitch is having options. That’s what makes players look good. If you get the ball in possession and you look up and you’ve got three or four options, it’s so much easier just having one or maybe two.

Matt Le Tissier
It is one thing to show a man that he is in an error, and another to put him in possession of the truth.

Some day the workers will take possession of your city hall, and when we do, no child will be sacrificed on the altar of profit!

My most prized possession is my pillow. I can’t travel or sleep without it. And it’s, like, this really thin down pillow that really doesn’t do anything, but it’s weird: if I don’t have it, I’m constantly thinking about not having it.

Don’t take any possession for granted.

The love of power, like the love of money, increases with the possession of it; and we know in what ruin these baneful passions have involved human societies in all ages when they have been let loose and suffered to rage uncontrolled – There is no restraint like the pervading eye of the virtuous citizens.

I want to help my teammates, even if I’m a striker, because it’s important to win back possession. But scoring is something incomparable.

A man may be in as just possession of truth as of a city, and yet be forced to surrender.

Thomas Browne
Possession and exorcism is something that’s in every religion and every culture. It’s a real primal fear: Is the body a vessel for our spirits? What happens if something else takes over it? Where does the spirit go?

They took their meals together; and it was remarked on such occasions, when the friendship of animals is put to a hard test, that they never quarrelled or disputed the possession of a favourite fruit with each other.

Henry Walter Bates
You can play anyone if you’re open enough. It’s a form of possession. Each time you work on something, you allow yourself to be possessed by creating the environment for it. Then you allow the possession to happen – but not at the expense of your sanity or of your identity.

It’s the heart that I play with on every single possession. And that’s all that it is.

The first, that their pretensions to this possession of an art properly so called in their art of speaking are entirely unfounded; and the second, that they are involved in a profound mistake in their confusion of the good with the pleasant.

Friedrich Schleiermacher
The fame that goes with wealth and beauty is fleeting and fragile; intellectual superiority is a possession glorious and eternal.

Whoever understands how to do a kindness when he fares well would be a friend better than any possession.

I don’t really have a treasured possession, but I do love my family’s proper old photo album. We all have hundreds of photos on our phones now, but you can’t beat the old albums stuffed with black-and-white wedding photographs and 1970s Polaroids.

When you read about white athletes these days and white skill possession receivers specifically, one word you’ll always find is tough. You’ll rarely see explosive, athletic, stuff like that.

For anyone who wants to tell me time of possession doesn’t matter, you’re a moron. It matters.

No people come into possession of a culture without having paid a heavy price for it.

Players like me, we did something of a thankless job. You don’t show a hard tackle or stripping someone of possession in slow motion on the big screen. But if you add it all up, I was always the one that the coaches wrote down automatically on the lineup card.

You have to stay disciplined from the start of the game to the end of the game, from the start of the possession to the end of the possession.

The most dazzling aspect of ‘Possession’ is Ms. Byatt’s canny invention of letters, poems and diaries from the 19th century.

Elegance is not the prerogative of those who have just escaped from adolescence, but of those who have already taken possession of their future.

Most men have always wanted as much as they could get; and possession has always blunted the fine edge of their altruism.

Katharine Elizabeth Fullerton Gerould
Animals are in possession of themselves; their soul is in possession of their body. But they have no right to their life, because they do not will it.

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
The possession of a book becomes a substitute for reading it.

Anthony Burgess
Every little possession and every little detail can help you win a game or that possession.

Now, to read poetry at all is to have an ideal anthology of one’s own, and in that possession to be incapable of content with the anthologies of all the world besides.

William Ernest Henley
The Napoli fans want players who put their heart and soul into the match and who fight for every possession.

Perhaps the great American Republic, whose interests lie in the Pacific and who has no hand in the spoliation of Africa, may someday dream of foreign possession.

A. S. Byatt is a writer in mid-career whose time has certainly come, because ‘Possession’ is a tour de force that opens every narrative device of English fiction to inspection without, for a moment, ceasing to delight.

Possessions. The very word is potentsuggestive as it is of ownership both material and erotic. To possess. Possession. Possessed.

Riches do not consist in the possession of treasures, but in the use made of them.