That which You Hold Holds You - Poster in Minimal Boho Style, Quote by Tom Robbins Large Printable Instant Download

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That which You Hold Holds You.  This quote actually sounds like a Chinese or Japanese Proverb.  But it is attributed to Tom Robbins, a best selling American novelist. 


“Any half-awake materialist well knows – that which you hold holds you.”

Still Life with Woodpecker - Tom Robbins


The statement on the poster can be interpreted in two ways.

Here are the interpretations:

  1. Emotional Attachment: This interpretation suggests that when you hold onto something emotionally, whether it's a person, a belief, or an idea, it has a hold on you as well. It implies that your emotional attachment to something or someone can have an impact on your thoughts, actions, and overall well-being. If you hold onto negative emotions or unhealthy attachments, they can have a controlling or limiting influence on your life.

  2. Responsibility and Ownership: Another interpretation of the phrase is that when you possess or hold onto something, you also bear the responsibility and consequences that come with it. It highlights the idea that what you possess or have control over has the power to influence your life and actions. In this sense, it suggests that the things you hold or possess can shape your identity, values, and obligations.

This poster is made in a minimal boho style.

Upon purchase you will receive 1 jpg file as instant download.

Use the downloaded file for customized printing and framing at any of the online printing and framing services like shutterfly, canvaschamp etc. You may also utilize the service of your local printing and framing shops.  Read this for more ideas.


YOU WILL GET 1 JPG FILE OF SIZE 32x48 inches each with 300 ppi AS A DIGITAL DOWNLOAD.

The file can be easily resized to

24x36 inches(2:3 aspect ratio) and below

24x24 inches (1:1 aspect ratio) and below

18x24 inches (3:4 aspect ratio) and below

16x20 inches (4:5 aspect ratio) and below

11x14 inches

A3 (ISO) 11.7x16.5 inches


You can contact me for any other size after purchase.

For personal use only. No commercial use permitted.

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