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 remember saying to the chairman after serving the first year, "Why are we doing this? Why don't the Hawaiians have control?" "Well, we have no mechanism to do it," I was told.
- Neil Abercrombie
(Keywords: Control, First, Saying)

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)

Liberty is the prevention of control by others.
- John Acton
(Keywords: Control, Liberty, Prevention)

It scares you: all the noise, the rattling, the shaking. But the look on everybody's face when you're finished and packing, it's the best smile in the world; and there's nobody hurt, and the well's under control.
- Red Adair
(Keywords: Control, Hurt, Smile, World)

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)

There is another side to chivalry. If it dispenses leniency, it may with equal justification invoke control.
- Freda Adler
(Keywords: Control, Chivalry, Justification, May)

I sometimes think I might be autistic because I like to know - I need to know - my beginnings and my ends. I don't have to be in control of it, but I need to know what's going on.
- Clay Aiken
(Keywords: Control, Beginnings)

No doubt that the U.S. is a super-power capable of conquering a relatively small country, but is it able to control it?
- Bashar al-Assad
(Keywords: Control, Country, Doubt)

The Israeli lobby has clout in the U.S., which means that re-arranging the region and controlling its resources one way or another, will serve Israel through its control over the American administration.
- Bashar al-Assad
(Keywords: Control, American, Israel, Will)

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)

That's the only way I can control my movie. If you shoot everything, then everything is liable to end up in the movie. If you have a vision, you don't have to cover every scene.
- Debbie Allen
(Keywords: Control, Vision, End)

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)

Since Europe is dependent on imports of energy and most of its raw materials, it can be subdued, if not quite conquered, without all those nuclear weapons the Soviets have aimed at it simply through the shipping routes and raw materials they control.
- Barbara Amiel
(Keywords: Control, Energy, Europe, Weapons)

By now it is evident that the Soviet Union must gain control of Europe to maintain its empire.
- Barbara Amiel
(Keywords: Control, Europe, Gain, Now)

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)

So usually even if you like a sentence or a story or something, it won't come out that way - it'll come out years later, and in a different way, and you don't really control that.
- Keren Ann
(Keywords: Control, Years)

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)

Regardless of how you feel inside, always try to look like a winner. Even if you are behind, a sustained look of control and confidence can give you a mental edge that results in victory.
- Diane Arbus
(Keywords: Control, Victory, Confidence, Results)

The most perfect political community is one in which the middle class is in control, and outnumbers both of the other classes.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: Control, Class, Community, Middle class)

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)

What's the point of being negative or fearful? We can't control it.
- Matthew Ashford
(Keywords: Control, Negative, Being)

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)

The majors, they have to control the distribution, the record outlets, the radio and, in some cases, even the venues. And downloading and pirating have also put pressure on the majors.
- Roy Ayers
(Keywords: Control, Pressure)

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)

Gun control means being able to hit your target. If I have a 'hot button' issue, this is definitely it. Don't even think about taking my guns. My rights are not negotiable, and I am totally unwilling to compromise when it comes to the Second Amendment.
- Michael Badnarik
(Keywords: Control, Being, Compromise, Rights)

For me, as a beginning novelist, all other living writers form a control group for whom the world is a placebo.
- Nicholson Baker
(Keywords: Control, Beginning, Living, World, Writers)

Would I buy a cell phone for my 12-year-old?... No. I should have closer control over my child than that. He really shouldn't be in places where he needs to contact me by cell.
- Stephen Baker
(Keywords: Control, Needs)

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)

I am for socialism, disarmament, and, ultimately, for abolishing the state itself... I seek the social ownership of property, the abolition of the propertied class, and the sole control of those who produce wealth. Communism is the goal.
- Roger Nash Baldwin
(Keywords: Control, Goal, Wealth, Class, Communism, Ownership, Property, Socialism, State)

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)

Reports also suggest that Ernst and Young and other large tax preparation firms are sending tax returns overseas for processing. But the IRS has no control over tax information once it's been sent to India or another country.
- Melissa Bean
(Keywords: Control, Country, Tax, Information, Preparation)

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)

I am a control freak. I am very hands on and pay attention to details.
- Victoria Beckham
(Keywords: Control, Attention)

The nation that secures control of the air will ultimately control the world.
- Alexander Graham Bell
(Keywords: Control, Nation, Will, World)

I'm all in favour of free expression provided it's kept rigidly under control.
- Alan Bennett
(Keywords: Control, Expression)

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)



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