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Taking Control Quotes


"Gun control responsibilities are taking police officers off the street and adding to crime." - Stockwell Day

"Taking drugs on a recreation level is one thing. But taking them while you're working on a stage is, I don't think it was that great. It's the control factor. And the thing about being on stage, you really want to feel that you're sort of in control a lot. It's not a place where you want to be out of control." - Mick Jagger

"Self control is about being in charge of the direction our lives are taking. Now for the paradox: We get control of our lives, ultimately, not by will power but by surrender." - Lewis B Smedes

"For God Himself works in our souls, in the deepest depths, taking increasing control as we are progressively willing to be prepared for His wonder." - Thomas Raymond Kelly

"All banks should be under government control. Deposits guaranteed, dividends reduced, officials turned into state servants taking their orders from Washington ..." - Margaret Ayer Barnes

"And people in America are very practical people across the political spectrum. Very conservative women want their kids, their daughters taking birth control." - Howard Dean

"Freedom is taking control of the rudder of your life." - Yukito Kishiro

"Taking responsibility gives me a sense of control." - Yanni

"Deep breaths. I am taking deep breaths. Composure. Which, for me, means composing... Maybe this is my way of creating the illusion of control over something I have no control over. Like, if it's just a story I'm telling or a song I'm singing, then I'll be okay because I'm the guy who's providing the words." - David Levithan

"Control language and you control thought; control thought and you control action; control action and you control the world." - Peter Kreeft

"Control the things you can control ." - Samantha Stosur

"Control is not humble; control is arrogant." - Bryant H Mcgill

"Taking action births motivation." - Greg Smith

"Love gives without taking" - Erica Jong

"Another myth we fed to the public through the media was that legalizing abortion would only mean that the abortions taking place i1legally would then be done legally. In fact, of course, abortion is now being used as a primary method of birth control in the U.S. and the annual number of abortions has increased by 1,500 percent since legalization." - Bernard Nathanson

"Taking away a person's control of her own life - meaning her bank account - is one of the greatest infringements a democracy can impose, especially when it applies to young people. It is an infringement even if the intent may be perceived as benign and socially valid." - Steig Larsson

"To be clear, civilization is not the same as society. Civilization is a specific, hierarchical organization based on 'power over.' Dismantling civilization, taking down that power structure, does not mean the end of all social order. It should ultimately mean more justice, more local control, more democracy, and more human rights, not less." - Derrick Jensen

"When health workers are infected at work, this puts other healthcare workers at risk, but also can be a risk to all other patients, understanding where the breach in these measures is occurring and taking the steps needed to fully implement infection prevention and control measures can put an end to these ... infections." - Keiji Fukuda

"To find something comparable, you have to go back 500 years to the printing press, the birth of mass media - which, incidentally, is what really destroyed the old world of kings and aristocracies. Technology is shifting power away from the editors, the publishers, the establishment, the media elite. Now it's the people who are taking control." - Rupert Murdoch

"Shaking the past, making my break, taking control, that's what it takes." - Kenny Loggins

"Taking control of your own creation, you can ultimately affect your future." - Dee Wallace

"I am a great believer in people taking control of their own lives." - Peter Mayle

"Information is control." - Joan Didion

"Faith is taking God seriously." - Derek Prince

"In meditation take care not to impose anything on the mind, or to tax it. When you meditate there should be no effort to control, and no attempt to be peaceful. Don't be overly solemn or feel that you are taking part in some special ritual; let go even of the idea that you are meditating. Let your body remain as it is, your breath as you find it, and remain in your natural condition of unchanging pure awareness." - Sogyal Rinpoche

"I've met Obama a few times, and I think Obama's a quality human being, but I think that he finds himself in a position where your actions are largely dictated by things out of your control. I'm not giving him a pass for not being more courageous, but I do think the entire system needs an overhaul and taking money out of politics would be a really good first step." - Shepard Fairey

"If the pro abortionists were not in control of the press, I am convinced that not only would the debate on abortion be over by now (have we really even had a national debate?), but the Pro-Life side would be victorious because we would have seen the pictures every night on television of what is taking place behind the doors of the abortion clinics and hospitals." - Cal Thomas

"I seem to have been cast several several times to do it. I think in this one, Phoenix is not purely evil. She was in the comic books at some point but the way the writers created her or we always talked about her, was that she was torn with her powers taking over and trying to control them at the same time. It was challenging to play which made it interesting for me to play this character." - Famke Janssen

"I quickly found that the American church is a difficult place to fit in if you want to live out New Testament Christianity. The goals of American Christianity are often a nice marriage, children who don't swear, and good church attendance. Taking the words of Christ literally, and seriously, is rarely considered. That's for the 'radicals' who are 'unbalanced' and who go 'overboard.' Most of us want a balanced life we can control, that is safe, and that does not involve suffering." - Francis Chan

"While the idea of taking you right now, against the wall, is enough to make me lose control, I want you to know that I'm serious. You're not a hook up. You're not a friend with benefits. You're more than that to me." I closed my eyes, breathing heavily. "Well, that was...really sort of perfect." "I'm really sort of perfect ... Everyone else knows that. You're just a little slow on the uptake." - J. Lynn

"I look out the window again, taking slow, deep breaths into a body too tense to move. And as I stare out at the land, I think that this, if nothing else, is compelling evidence for my parents' God, that our world is so massive that it is completely out of our control, that we cannot possibly be as large as we feel. -Tris Prior" - Veronica Roth

"Taking delight in random encounters that come our way is a wonderful reminder that God is in control." - Mel Lawrenz

"The first step in taking control of your money is to stop borrowing money. Start using cash today." - Dave Ramsey

"Dignity comes not from control, but from understanding who you are and taking your rightful place in the world." - Real Live Preacher

"My quarrel with the advocates of contraceptives lies in their taking for granted that ordinary mortals cannot exercise self-control." - Mahatma Gandhi

"The only thing that's in my control is to win ballgames and God is always taking care of me." - Dusty Baker

"Policy-making, decision-taking, and control: These are the three functions of management that have intellectual content." - Anthony Stafford Beer

"The word is control. That's my ultimate - to have control." - Nick Faldo

"When you control your thoughts and emotions, you control everything." - Marshall Sylver

"When you control the ball you control the score" - Pele

"I couldn't find the remote control to the remote control." - Steven Wright

"Others control our opportunities, we control our readiness." - Mark Millar

"Circumstances beyond my individual control." - Charles Dickens

"Relax. Nothing is under control." - Adi Da

"Hitler was about population control." - Zach Braff

"Nobody ever lost money taking a profit" - Bernard Baruch

"Sometimes taking time is actually a shortcut." - Haruki Murakami

"Love is giving everything and taking nothing" - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

"Success is about taking advantage of opportunity." - Mike Ditka

"Genius is a capacity for taking trouble." - Leslie Stephen

"You can't lead without taking risk." - Andy Stanley

"Faith is taking God at His Word." - Leonard Ravenhill

"Not taking risks ultimately leads to failure." - Craig Groeschel

"Oh sorry, I was taking life seriously." - Bill Hicks

"Abortion is the taking of a life." - Mary Calderone

"Autumn is full of leave-taking." - Mary Webb

"Being a star requires risk-taking shoes." - Sarah Dessen

"I have never understood why they tried to start the revolution by taking over the universities. It should have been self-evident that the net result of success would be to close the universities but leave the nation unaffected-at least, for quite a long time. Nor do I find it easy to believe that the rebels, as intelligent as most of them were, seriously expected that they could keep the universities alive as corporate bodies, once they had control of them, if they made the fundamental alterations in organization and role that they proposed to." - Muriel Beadle

"... the most ordinary everyday living is as delicate, as breath-taking, as difficult, takes as terrific physical and mental control and effort, as walking a tightrope." - Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"One thing that these Buddhists have certainly gotten right is that attention to attention is the key to taking control of your mental life." - Terence Mckenna

"By taking a business-like approach, the student-athletes and their parents will be in control of the outcome and that's how it should be." - Billy Kennedy

"We have seen a central government taking more and more control over public education, over communications, over transportation, over every detail of our daily lives." - Robert Welch

"I do not want to foresee the future. I am concerned with taking care of the present. God has given me no control over the moment following." - Mahatma Gandhi

"One can not love without opening oneself, and opening oneself, that's taking the risk of suffering. One does not have control." - Isabelle Adjani

"We have seen a central government taking more and more control over public education, over communications, over transportation, over every detail of our daily lives." - Robert W Welch Jr

"Control meant not only taking care of myself but living in a much less protected world. And doing that meant growing a tough skin." - Janet Jackson

"I love the idea of women taking control of their money. It's something that many women are not familiar with, but it's crucial." - Rachel Roy

"Trust your instincts, and take control." - John Houston

"Prudent, cautious self-control is wisdom's root." - Robert Burns

"Control your destiny or somebody will." - Jack Welch

"You can't control things by being nervous ..." - Tina Fey

"Trust is fine, but control is better." - Elfriede Jelinek

"Religion is god's population-control tool" - Siddharth Katragadda

"Criticism is the fountainhead of control." - Susan Forward

"Guilt, the poor man's mind control." - Karen Kijewski

"Science is a form of arrogance control." - Carol Tavris

"What you cannot control, you must accept." - Frank Herbert

"Yoga is your mind control capacity." - K. Pattabhi Jois

"Stop the negativity and control our creativity" - KRS-One

"All sports are time control demonstrations..." - R Buckminster Fuller

"I'm too much of a control freak." - Dido

"Nature is under control but not disturbed." - Beatrix, Queen of the Netherlands

"The statistics want to control the economy." - Grover Norquist

"Quality control starts and ends with training." - Kaoru Ishikawa

"I tried to control the narrative." - Lance Armstrong

"Our only hope is to control the..." - Medgar Evers

"Abundance = choice = freedom. Scarcity = dependence = control." - David Icke

"Keep your exclamation points under control!" - Henry Miller

"Conquest is easy. Control is not." - William Shatner

"I don't support any gun control legislation." - Mitt Romney

"You're scared of what you can't control" - Becca Fitzpatrick

"Prudent, cautious self-control, is wisdom's root." - Robert Burns

"I'm not against taking shots, but I am against taking bad shots." - Henry Iba

"Yes, risk-taking is inherently failure-prone. Otherwise, it would be called sure-thing-taking." - Jim Mcmahon

"I'm taking one for the team, Like Martin Luther King, taking one for a dream" - Method Man

"Too much taking heede is losse. [Too much taking heed is loss.]" - George Herbert

"I could see he was having problems taking my punches. I had no problem taking his." - Manny Pacquiao

"Time punishes us by taking everything, but it also saves us - by taking everything" - Sarah Manguso

"Yes, risk taking is inherently failure-prone. Otherwise, it would be called sure-thing-taking." - Jim Mcmahon

"Taking out werewolves, I gather and surmise, is akin to taking out a SEAL team." - Patricia Briggs

"We know the past but cannot control it. We control the future but cannot know it." - Claude Shannon

"Anger is a momentary madness, so control your passion or it will control you." - Horace

"Let me control the textbooks, and I will control the state." - Adolf Hitler

"I don't control life, but I can control how i react to it" - Macklemore

"Even though sometimes you can control your anger, you can't control your sadness." - Barbara Park

"Superstitions are man's way of trying to control things he has no control over..." - Sarah Addison Allen

"If you can't control your reproduction, you can't control your life." - Joycelyn Elders

"A man who cannot control his temper is not very likely to control his passions.." - David O Mckay

"By releasing control over circumstances, you gain more control over your life." - Kyle Maynard

"I can't control what happens to me, but I can control how I respond to it." - Desmond Tutu

"Thought control, like birth control, is best undertaken as long as possible before the fact." - Richard Mitchell

"Gain control of your time, and you will gain control of your life." - John Landis Mason

"Anarchy doesn't mean out of control; it means out of their control." - Jim Dodge

"The control of the palate is a valuable aid for the control of the mind." - Mahatma Gandhi

"If you wish to control others you must first control yourself" - Miyamoto Musashi

"If you do not control the enemy, the enemy will control you" - Miyamoto Musashi

"CONTROL MYSELF?!! I'm a MONSTER! Monsters don't control themselves! That's the whole IDEA!" - Jeff Smith

"What I can control is how I react. I can't control anything else." - Kelsey Grammer

"We control matter because we control the mind. Reality is inside the skull." - George Orwell

"I ca' control who follows me, but I can control who I follow.[Social Media]" - Germany Kent

"You ca' always control circumstances. However, you can always control your attitude, approach, and response." - Tony Dungy

"You must learn to control your dreams or your dreams will forever control you." - Wayne Gerard Trotman

"You can't always control the wind, but you can control your sails." - Tony Robbins

"You don't have to control your thoughts; you just have to stop letting them control you." - Dan Millman

"The spiritual in my art is giving up control. My paintings are based on what I can do, and what I can do is not controlled. So I give up control, and that's the spiritual aspect of the work - taking what comes and relinquishing control. Although they look very controlled, they're really not, because it's all poured paint." - Pat Steir

"For me, the main thing is spontaneity & taking chances." - Dave Kikoski

"The biggest risk is not taking any risk." - Mark Zuckerberg

"Sport, like all of life, is about taking your chances." - Roger Bannister

"We're not dropping out here, we're infiltrating and taking over." - Terence Mckenna

"Revolution is just one crowd taking power from another." - John Updike

"I was going to die and it was taking forever." - Miranda July

"Taking faith seriously leads to the utility of altruistic behavior." - Ted Malloch

"What hurts people a lot is taking humiliation." - Robert Wyatt

"Let's begin by taking a smallish nap or two." - A A Milne

"Not adding value is the same as taking it away." - Seth Godin

"She turned the key, never taking her eyes from him," - Nicholas Sparks

"When I talk of taking a trip I mean forever." - Adrienne Rich

"Leadership is taking responsibility while others are making excuses." - John C Maxwell

"I started taking selfies since I was 4" - Kim Kardashian

"We Galvins define leadership as 'taking people elsewhere.'" - Christopher Galvin

"I hate taking myself seriously. It drives me crazy!" - Liana Liberato

"Nature was taking back what had once been hers." - Nevada Barr

"No use in taking a cat's opinion of a dog." - Lucy Maud Montgomery

"When we stop taking risks, we stop living." - Robin S. Sharma

"To quit taking risks is a serious risk!" - Donald Keough

"Taking things lightly must lead to big difficulties." - Laozi

"OK, whatever, I was taking out false loans" - Joe

"I'm on the verge of taking a stand." - Tom Hollander

"I am not taking legal action against any team-mate." - Saido Berahino

"Fairness is not even an issue [on penalty taking]" - Christian Karembeu



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