Here are a few detachment quotes, including the one from my blog header. The last two are paraphrased from long ago. I've posted some of these quotes on my Quotes page, under "A few quotes about detachment." (I have pages now!)
...reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
An old thing becomes new if you detach it from what usually surrounds it.
The detached observer's view is one window on the world.
Kenneth L. Pike
To be consistently effective, you must put a certain distance between yourself and what happens to you on the golf course [or in the field]. This is not indifference, it's detachment.
Every scene, even the commonest, is wonderful, if only one can detach oneself, casting off all memory of use and custom and behold it, as it were, for the first time.
I have, I admit, a low tolerance for detached chronicling and cool analysis.
I live in a bus and go from place to place and sometimes feel very detached from what's going on.
When he has the power to see things detached from self-interest and from the insistent claims of the lust of the senses, then alone can he have the true vision of the beauty that is everywhere. Then only can he see that what is unpleasant to us is not necessarily unbeautiful, but has its beauty in truth.
Are you feeling detached yet?
One geologist to another while standing at the base of the Whipple Mountains.
Is it detachment or ennui?
One geologist to another on a particularly long stretch of road