...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 [Replace: 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.
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.