Quotations on Control

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Imagine a thousand more such daily intrusions in your life, every hour and minute of every day, and you can grasp the source of this paranoia, this anger that could consume me at any moment if I lost control.
- Jack Henry Abbott
(Keywords: Anger, Life, Control, Day, Paranoia)

I think you also understand that one of the key things that's got to be done in Iraq is to build a mentality of understanding that the military needs to be subordinate to civilian control and respectful of its own people.
- John Abizaid
(Keywords: People, Control, Iraq, Key, Military, Needs, Understanding)

One can not love without opening oneself, and opening oneself, that's taking the risk of suffering. One does not have control.
- Isabelle Adjani
(Keywords: Love, Control, Risk, Suffering)

We are in control, they are in a state of hysteria. Losers, they think that by killing civilians and trying to distort the feelings of the people they will win. I think they will not win, those bastards.
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Keywords: People, Feelings, Control, Killing, State, Trying, Will)

Bringing democratic control to the conduct of foreign policy requires a struggle merely to force the issue onto the public agenda.
- Eric Alterman
(Keywords: Policy, Control, Force, Foreign policy, Public, Struggle)

As you look back at your life, there are just a million different things that have happened, just in the right way, to allow you to make your dreams come true. And you know, someone has all that under control.
- Michael P. Anderson
(Keywords: Dreams, Life, Control, Right)

Mine are the deep-seated fears established when we are children, and they never quite go away: the fear of being helpless, the fear of being trapped, the fear of being out of control.
- Virginia C. Andrews
(Keywords: Fear, Control, Being, Children, Deep)

No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change.
- Barbara de Angelis
(Keywords: Change, Happiness, Life, Power, Control, Want)

Fear of error which everything recalls to me at every moment of the flight of my ideas, this mania for control, makes men prefer reason's imagination to the imagination of the senses. And yet it is always the imagination alone which is at work.
- Louis Aragon
(Keywords: Imagination, Men, Work, Fear, Ideas, Control, Error, Reason, Senses)

Nature, with equal mind, Sees all her sons at play, Sees man control the wind, The wind sweep man away.
- Matthew Arnold
(Keywords: Nature, Control, Man, Mind, Play, Sons, Wind)

Birth control that really works - every night before we go to bed we spend an hour with our kids.
- Roseanne Barr Arnold
(Keywords: Control, Bed, Birth control, Kids, Night)

My power is the ability to control water molecules and form them into ice.
- Shawn Ashmore
(Keywords: Power, Control, Ability, Water)

Suppose that we are wise enough to learn and know - and yet not wise enough to control our learning and knowledge, so that we use it to destroy ourselves? Even if that is so, knowledge remains better than ignorance.
- Isaac Asimov
(Keywords: Knowledge, Control, Ignorance, Learning)

When the state or federal government control the education of all of our children, they have the dangerous and illegitimate monopoly to control and influence the thought process of our citizens.
- Michael Badnarik
(Keywords: Education, Government, Thought, Control, Children, Influence, State)

If you want to control other people, first control yourself.
- Abu Bakr
(Keywords: People, Control, First, Want)

The only people who have control over their careers are the ones you see on the covers of magazines. Everyone else is just plodding along making a living. The key is not to live over your means and overdo it.
- Adam Baldwin
(Keywords: People, Control, Careers, Key, Living)

Every legend, moreover, contains its residuum of truth, and the root function of language is to control the universe by describing it.
- James A. Baldwin
(Keywords: Truth, Control, Language, Universe)

Since the pharmaceuticals don't make any money and they control the doctors. If the doctors don't make any money then all hell breaks loose. In communities like LA and New York they are using a lot of the youth for a test sight.
- Afrika Bambaataa
(Keywords: Money, Control, Doctors, Hell, Sight, Youth)

People who believe they have the power to exercise some measure of control over their lives are healthier, more effective and more successful than those who lack faith in their ability to effect changes in their lives.
- Albert Bandura
(Keywords: Faith, Power, People, Successful, Control, Ability, Effect, Exercise, Measure)

I was backstage in Paris and saw Cindy Crawford doing House Of Style. I thought, I would love to to be in control of my career.
- Tyra Banks
(Keywords: Love, Thought, Control, Career, Paris, Style)

I do respect people's faith, but I don't respect their manipulation of that faith in order to create fear and control.
- Javier Bardem
(Keywords: Faith, People, Fear, Control, Manipulation, Order, Respect)

Poor people cannot rely on the government to come to help you in times of need. You have to get your education. Then nobody can control your destiny.
- Charles Barkley
(Keywords: Government, Education, People, Control, Destiny, Help, Poor)

Most women outlive their spouses. Divorce remains at record rates. It's important for a woman to be able to control her finances.
- Maria Bartiromo
(Keywords: Women, Control, Divorce, Woman)

Americans have an abiding belief in their ability to control reality by purely material means... airline insurance replaces the fear of death with the comforting prospect of cash.
- Cecil Beaton
(Keywords: Death, Fear, Belief, Control, Ability, Americans, Reality)

Neither science, nor the politics in power, nor the mass media, nor business, nor the law nor even the military are in a position to define or control risks rationally.
- Ulrich Beck
(Keywords: Politics, Business, Power, Science, Control, Law, Media, Military)

Think of success as a game of chance in which you have control over the odds. As you begin to master concepts in personal achievement, you are increasing your odds of achieving success.
- Bo Bennett
(Keywords: Success, Achievement, Control, Chance)

Your life is the sum result of all the choices you make, both consciously and unconsciously. If you can control the process of choosing, you can take control of all aspects of your life. You can find the freedom that comes from being in charge of yourself.
- Robert Foster Bennett
(Keywords: Life, Control, Being, Choices, Freedom, Result)

A desire to be in charge of our own lives, a need for control, is born in each of us. It is essential to our mental health, and our success, that we take control.
- Robert Foster Bennett
(Keywords: Health, Success, Control, Desire, Mental health)

I wanted the influence. In the end I wasn't very good at being a president. I looked out of the window and thought that the man cutting the lawn actually seemed to have more control over what he was doing.
- Warren Bennis
(Keywords: Thought, Control, Being, End, Influence, Man, President)

Sam Walton's values are: treat the customer right, take care of your people, be honest in your dealings, pass savings along to the customer, keep things simple, think small, control costs and continuously improve operations.
- Michael Bergdahl
(Keywords: People, Control, Values, Care, Customer, Right)

Our attitudes control our lives. Attitudes are a secret power working twenty-four hours a day, for good or bad. It is of paramount importance that we know how to harness and control this great force.
- Irving Berlin
(Keywords: Power, Control, Day, Force, Importance)

All forms of tampering with human beings, getting at them, shaping them against their will to your own pattern, all thought control and conditioning is, therefore, a denial of that in men which makes them men and their values ultimate.
- Isaiah Berlin
(Keywords: Men, Thought, Control, Values, Denial, Will)

I had an immense advantage over many others dealing with the problem inasmuch as I had no fixed ideas derived from long-established practice to control and bias my mind, and did not suffer from the general belief that whatever is, is right.
- Henry Bessemer
(Keywords: Ideas, Belief, Control, Mind, Practice, Right)

Land: A part of the earth's surface, considered as property. The theory that land is property subject to private ownership and control is the foundation of modern society, and is eminently worthy of the superstructure.
- Ambrose Bierce
(Keywords: Society, Control, Earth, Land, Ownership, Property, Theory)

In order to spur economic growth we need to put the brakes on out of control spending, lower Ohioans tax burden and create a most efficient and effective government.
- Kenneth Blackwell
(Keywords: Government, Control, Growth, Burden, Tax, Order)

And if thought and emotion can persist in this way so long after the brain that sent them forth has crumpled into dust, how vitally important it must be to control their very birth in the heart, and guard them with the keenest possible restraint.
- Algernon H. Blackwood
(Keywords: Thought, Heart, Control, Emotion, Restraint)

I was so sad from losing two of my dogs and my mother. I had this vision of all these animals sitting behind bars. They had no control and were scared. That's why I got into fostering and adopting animals out.
- Linda Blair
(Keywords: Mother, Control, Vision, Animals, Dogs, Losing)

We have to get control of our borders. You can only do that if you make companies obey the law and not hire undocumented or illegals. They can only do that is if they have a Social Security Card that has biometrics so they know whether the person is legal or not.
- Michael Bloomberg
(Keywords: Legal, Control, Law, Security)

The American people think the government in Washington is too big. That it spends too much. And - and that it's totally out of control. They want something done about it.
- John Boehner
(Keywords: Government, People, Control, American, Want, Washington)

The actors are in control, getting outrageous amounts of money. The reason they're getting this kind of money is because the studios don't know what else to do. They don't have a clue about what to do except to pay an actor a lot of money.
- Peter Bogdanovich
(Keywords: Money, Control, Actor, Actors, Reason)

It is time that we take control and find a way to curtail the explosive costs of health care. Small businesses deserve a chance to channel these funds toward other needs, such as expanding and creating more jobs for the economy.
- Christopher Bond
(Keywords: Health, Time, Control, Care, Chance, Economy, Jobs, Needs)

We may not be able to control the Supreme Court... but we can control the money.
- Henry Bonilla
(Keywords: Money, Control, Court, May)

Lara Croft is such a strong individual, she's very driven, she doesn't need a man, she's speaks her own mind, and that she's in control of her own life. It's a lot of what women want and have.
- Jan de Bont
(Keywords: Women, Life, Control, Man, Mind, Want)

The 9/11 Commission strongly recommends that the National Intelligence Director be fully in control of the budget, from developing it to implementing it, to ensuring that the National Intelligence Director has the clout to make decisions.
- Leonard Boswell
(Keywords: Intelligence, Control, Decisions)

I thought that that was an effort to inject a popular element, a democratic element into the selection of a person who, once he is selected and confirmed, is beyond electoral control.
- Stephen Breyer
(Keywords: Thought, Control, Effort, Popular)

We gain our ends only with the laws of nature; we control her only by understanding her laws.
- Jacob Bronowski
(Keywords: Nature, Control, Gain, Laws, Understanding)

The more control you have over your life, the more responsible you feel for your own success - or failure.
- Arthur C. Brooks
(Keywords: Success, Life, Control, Failure)

Knowledge is going to make you stronger. Knowledge is going to let you control your life. Knowledge is going to give you the wisdom to teach their children. Knowledge is the thing that makes you smile in the face of disaster.
- Avery Brooks
(Keywords: Wisdom, Life, Knowledge, Control, Children, Disaster, Smile)

Cage's Music of Changes was a further indication that the arts in general were beginning to consciously deal with the "given" material and, to varying degrees, liberating them from the inherited, functional concepts of control.
- Earle Brown
(Keywords: Music, Control, Beginning)

Serial killing is not about sex at all, but about power and control and revenge on society.
- Pat Brown
(Keywords: Power, Society, Sex, Control, Killing, Revenge)



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