Control Quotes

Rasheed Ogunlaru

The world is already yours - why try to conquer it?

Travis Luedke

The world you once knew is no more for you.

Michael Bassey Johnson

No matter how tiny you look, you can lead huge men if you have what the
No matter how tiny you look, you can lead huge men if you have what the huge men don't have.

Patrick Ness

It's not that you should never love something so much that it can control you.
It's that you need to love something that much so you can never be controlled.
It's not a weakness.
It's your best strength.

David Rovics

They'll say you are bad
or perhaps you are mad
or at least you
should stay undercover.
Your mind must be bare
if you would dare
to think you can love
more than one lover.

Scott A. Butler

There’s no god, it’s the elements that control this world and everything on it.

Craig Ferguson

Every day I ran to that book like it was a bottle of whiskey and crawled inside because it was a world that I had at least some control over, and slowly, in time, it began to take shape.

Kurt Vonnegut

I'm simply interested in what is going to happen next. I don't think I can control my life or my writing. Every other writer I know feels he is steering himself, and I don't have that feeling. I don't have that sort of control. I'm simply becoming. I'm startled that I became a writer.

Roger Harrison

Because our attachment to control is either unexamined or addictive, we do not understand that by relinquishing control and providing choice, we increase our influence and impact many times over.

Michael Bassey Johnson

If you were destined to be a poet, then you won't brainstorm for lines that rhymes.
If you were destined to be a poet, then you won't brainstorm for lines that rhymes. If you were destined to be a celebrity, then you shouldn't start searching for fans. If you are truly a god, then let others worship you!

Agnostic Zetetic

Relinquishing control to another person is like death: it’s only scary until it finally happens.

Bryant McGill

All defensiveness and emotional tumult is a fear response because of your need for acceptance and ruthless control of the territory of your safe fantasy world.

Aldous Huxley

Thanks to words, we have been able to rise above the brutes; and thanks to words, we have often sunk to the level of the demons.

Simona Panova

Emotions don’t interfere in my acting, nor in my life.

Bazil Patel

Two things u just can't control life and virginity ❤ ❤

C.S. Woolley

I write in a fantasy world so I can make up my own rules and can change facts when I want to. It's all about having control.

John Geddes

...I retreat into my fictional world where everything makes sense - but even there I can't even control what people do...

Tiffany Madison

We sensible often resist intrusive love and its chaos practically, employing measures to prevent the former for fear of the latter. But for all our wit and work, that desperation for control also prevents the pure, transcendental freedom more often delivered by both.

Orson Scott Card

There are times when the world is rearranging itself, and at times like that, the right
There are times when the world is rearranging itself, and at times like that, the right words can change the world.

A.J. Darkholme

They say you can’t change the past despite the fact it never stops changing you – but that doesn't mean we have to sit back and take it. It may change us, but we have ultimate control over how we let it.

Sara Sheridan

I hope that, whatever happens within the publishing industry, because of the increased control writers have of their own careers, better sales information and the advent of the internet, that ultimately this change in our working environment will be a change for the better.

Anthony Liccione

Keep me heaven my soul has holes, leaking good morals, I once had control over dark matters of the world, give me courage and strength for my Lord, and sew the holes that hold you near. Keep me heaven my soul has holes.

Michael Bassey Johnson

Prove to the world that you are alive, let your words breathe life into the nostrils of the universe.

Evan Meekins

Woe is the mind of the common man, so easily controlled by the prospect of an ambition never to be truly attained. This is what tyrants live on and by what commoners are blissfully burdened and subdued.

Gillian Flynn

I'd developed an inability to demonstrate much negative emotion at all. It was another thing that made me seem like a dick - my stomach could be all oiled eels, and you would get nothing from my face and less from my words. It was a constant problem: too much control or no control at all.

Chrostoph Morris

If you work your hardest, and you do your best, then the rest is not in your control, but in God's Hands.

Christopher Morris

If you work your hardest and you do your best, then the rest is not in your control, but in God's Hands.

Constancev Chuks Friday

Anything or everything can happen. You determine how good or bad they are. Constancev Chuks Friday
Anything or everything can happen. You determine how good or bad they are


we can't even control a blind man's desire to see the world by his own eye,philosophy is to see outside by inside.

Brandon Sanderson

Progress is learning to control your world.

Veronica Roth

That our world is so massive that it is completely out of our control, that we
That our world is so massive that it is completely out of our control, that we cannot possibly be as large as we feel.

Ralph Ellison

Life is to be lived, not controlled; and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat.

Coco Chanel

My life didn't please me, so I created my life.

Bill Watterson

If you can't control your peanut butter, you can't expect to control your life.

Friedrich Nietzsche

The overman...Who has organized the chaos of his passions, given style to his character, and become creative. Aware of life's terrors, he affirms life without resentment.

A.S. King

Listen to me. They may control what you do, but no one can pee on your soul without your permission.

Chuck Palahniuk

No matter how much you love someone, you still want to have you own way.

Thomas à Kempis

Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.

Toba Beta

Always try to be joyful and proactively benign to the people.
By doing so everyday, people have no control at all over my mood.

Toba Beta

Sometimes, we feel conscious but unable to move our body.
The first thing to do is focus in a prayer, then start to wink frequently.
By this way, slowly but sure our body can be moved totally by our persistent willpower.


It is our attitude toward events, not events themselves, which we can control. Nothing is by its own nature calamitous - even death is terrible only if we fear it.

Laura Munson

Probably the wisest words that were ever uttered to me. Came from a therapist. I was sitting in her office, crying my eyes out. . . and she said, "So let me get this straight. You base your personal happiness on things entirely out of your control.

Gary Hopkins

Do you wish to take control of your life? Begin by focusing on steering the storm, rather than where the lightening strikes.

Gretchen Rubin

This is one of the many paradoxes of happiness: we seek to control our lives, but the unfamiliar and the unexpected are important sources of happiness.

Richard Wright

You can't make me do nothing but die!

Glenn Pemberton

We live in a world that is beyond our control, and life is in a constant flux of change. So we have a decision to make: keep trying to control a storm that is not going to go away or start learning how to live within the rain.

Wm. Paul Young

those who are afraid of freedom are those who cannot trust us to live in them. Trying to keep the law is actually a declaration of independence, a way of keeping control

Jim George

The knowledge that God is in control should give you confidence for the future.

Elizabeth George

We cannot control other people and their actions but we can control how we act and react to them.

Alain De Botton

Don't despair: despair suggests you are in total control and know what is coming. You don't - surrender to events with hope.

Bethany Morrell

Life is many things, but if you don't try to control it, it will take hold of you and ruin you.

John Stuart Mill

Foresight of phenomenon and power over them depend on knowledge of their sequences, and not upon any notion we may have formed respecting their origin or inmost nature.

J. P. Vinluca

Foolish men always believe that a little knowledge will give them control over the world, but it is no more than a display of their vanity.

William J. Federer

The COUNTRY is controlled by LAWS>
LAWS are controlled by POLITICIANS>
POLITICIANS are controlled by VOTERS>
VOTERS are controlled by PUBLIC OPINION>
PUBLIC OPINION is controlled by the MEDIA (News, Hollywood, Internet...) & EDUCATION

so. whoever controls MEDIA & EDUCATION, controls the COUNTRY.

Idries Shah

Saying of the Prophet
You ask for a piece of advice. I tell you: 'Do not get angry.' He is strong who can withhold anger.

Gina Greenlee

Much of our lives consists of a series of choices over which we have absolute control.

Thea Harris

Those in true spiritual authority have neither the desire nor the need to control anyone, either directly or subversively.

Ram Mohan

Make sure that the your remote control always lies with your own self and not in someone else's hands.

Stephen Lovegrove

Here’s what I believe. We have control over ourselves at every single moment. We don’t control the world. We don’t control other people (or at least, we shouldn’t.) But we are in control of our experience at all times.

Toni Sorenson

Here’s a simple test to check and see if you have surrendered or if you are still struggling with control. When you are miserable, stressed, doubtful, and fearful, you are in control. When you are happy, peaceful, confident, and faithful, God is in control.

Sharon Law Tucker

Whoever controls the money controls you.

Michael Bassey Johnson

Only a fool would be patient enough to stay in a totalitarian love affair, and only the insincere will use anarchy to commit the sin of unfaithfulness.

Anthony Biglan

The tobacco control movement provides a good model for how to achieve massive societal changes. In 1965, over 50 percent of men and 34 percent of women smoked. By 2010, only 23.5 percent of men and 17.9 percent of women were smoking (CDC 2011). These numbers represent one of the twentieth century’s most important public health achievements.

Louis De Broglie

Science itself, no matter whether it is the search for truth or merely the need to gain control over the external world, to alleviate suffering, or to prolong life, is ultimately a matter of feeling, or rather, of desire-the desire to know or the desire to realize.

James A. Murphy

Faith is about going through hell, coming out with some scars, and becoming a wiser person from the lessons you’ve learned along the way. You must take the scars of your past and appreciate them for what they have taught you. You also have to take the scars, the lessons of your past and not let them control your future….

Kylie Maughan

There lies a faith in the absence of control.

Jim George

God is in control of all events and is able to protect and provide for you His child.

Jim George

God sovereignly controls every detail of your life, which should be a great comfort to you.

Ron Barrow

Believe in yourself, refuse to waiver! Once you control your mind, you control your DESTINY here on earth.

Robert A. Glover

Discovering passion and purpose requires figuring out what works and what doesn't. Mature, successful people establish their on rules. These rules are measured by only one standard: do they work?

Unarine Ramaru

Doubt is an obstacle to success, and success is how you control the doubt.

Wilkie Collins

Any woman who is sure of her own wits, is a match, at any time, for a man who is not sure of his own temper.

Diana Gabaldon

...knowing what o'clock it is gives ye the illusion that ye have some control over your circumstances.

Ashly Lorenzana

It may be a man's world, but men are easily controlled by women.

Immanuel Kant

Woman wants control, man self-control .

Olivia Fuller

You’re one of those kinds of women - those kinds of people I should say - as am I.”
“And what kind of woman is that?” Mary was very curious and excited now.
“A woman who is not satisfied doing only what society says should satisfy her.

Veronica Roth

I have to face the fear. I have to take control of the situation and find a way to make it less frightening.

Craig Ferguson

The world can be such a fright, but it belongs to us tonight.

A.J. Darkholme

Once you start settling, and letting others control your life, it can quickly become a habit, so it’s best to avoid such things altogether.

Pete Wentz

Fear owns me because I let it. Because I obsess over it, name it, raise it, and nurture it to become perfect. It is one of the few things in my life that I can control.

Rachel Hartman

This is my mind's garden, I tend it; I order it. I have nothing to fear.

Enock Maregesi

Mtu aliyepoteza kila kitu katika maisha yake ana uwezo wa kufanya chochote.

Enock Maregesi

Mtu aliyepoteza kazi na mke na watoto wake kuuwawa kwa mfano, watu wanapaswa kuwa makini na yeye, ana uwezo wa kufanya chochote.

Michael Bassey Johnson

When no power is vested in a turbulent man, he behaves sorrowfully like a nearly killed christmas goat, but when fully endorsed, without considering his level of insanity and evil gestures, he cuts everyone in the society into pieces.

Tony Benn

I think there are two ways in which people are controlled. First of all frighten people and secondly, demoralise them.

Chris Galford

The simple truth? History was never simply history. If it was anything it was another collar - another means to control.

Naomi Wolf

A culture fixated on female thinness is not an obsession about female beauty, but an obsession about female obedience. Dieting is the most potent political sedative in women’s history; a quietly mad population is a tractable one.

John Fowles

I am one in a row of specimens. It's when I try to flutter out of line that he hates me. I'm meant to be dead, pinned, always the same, always beautiful. He knows that part of my beauty is being alive. but it's the dead me he wants. He wants me living-but-dead.

Bryant McGill

Your love for beauty has been perverted, repressed and savaged by hateful and controlling elements in the world.

Mary E. DeMuth

When the world careens out of control, we can rest in the fact that God spun this world with a simple word. Matter from emptiness. Beauty from void. Community from chaos.

Milan Kundera

She blushed. It is a beautiful thing when a woman blushes; at that instant her body no longer belongs to her; she doesn't control it; she is at its mercy; oh, can there be anything more beautiful than the sight of a woman violated by her own body!

Geoffrey Wood

Courtesy, not control, that was His means. Just as He requested the stars to sing and they leapt into bright being, so request was to be their rule over bird and beast, seas and trees, mountains and moons and all the dancing distances between the heavenlies filled with the unending song of Creation.

Alisa Hope Wagner

It's better to have no control and be in the center of God's plan for your life than have total control and be completely lost to your destiny.

Rebecca Coleman

She looked into Kirsten's eyes and wondered how it is that a soldier fights and a savior suffers, but a woman, in lying down, rules everything.

Chelsea M. Cameron

Sex is one of those things that's complete loss of control. You give yourself up, in your most vulnerable state, to another person, and they give themselves to you.

Debra L. Kaplan

When sex and money are fused in the service of exploitation, the two create an even more destructive form of rage of a type often exhibited in narcissistic and potentially psychopathic populations.

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

A salary is, to a man's employer, what his wife's vagina is to his wife: a tool used to (1) reward; and (2) control him.

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Whilst lovers: to control her man, a woman uses (the man’s access to) her vagina. When ex-lovers: she uses (the man's access to) their kids.

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Morals are nothing but a civilized society’s attempt to tame some beast called man.

Dianna Hardy

She waited for him with shallow breaths, head thrown back, eyes half closed, completely exposed in her trust of him, and it unravelled the last thread holding him together.

Dianna Hardy

And then there was Lydia.

Lydia who had hurtled into his life – into their lives – with hair like fire, eyes like amethysts and a fuck-me scent so palpable that he’d betrayed the only woman he’d ever loved.

Cora Carmack

But sex...that was the opposite of control. There were emotions, and attraction, and that pesky other person that just had to be involved. Not my idea of fun.

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