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Wanting Control Quotes


"We can have peace if we let go of wanting to change the past and wanting to control the future." - Lester Levenson

"Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it." - Khalil Gibran

"I do think that all politicians today have to be more attentive to people wanting to be heard, wanting to have more control over their lives." - Barack Obama

"Self-control means wanting to be effective at some random point in the infinite radiations of my spiritual existence." - Franz Kafka

"Control, edit and distill." - Van Day Truex

"There's nothing wrong with wanting to be with someone," I said diplomatically. Unless that person turns your world upside down and makes you lose all self-control." - Richelle Mead

"I want to inspire the next generation. I want to be in mission control with someone younger than me wanting to break my record." - Felix Baumgartner

"There's nothing wrong with wanting to be with someone," I said diplomatically. Unless that person turns your world upside down and makes you lose all self-control." - Richelle Mead

"I started out wanting to be an actor and I like to give actors as much as possible. I love writing stuff where they can really lose control." - Elizabeth Meriwether

"Self-control is something for which I do not strive. Self-control means wanting to be effective at some random point in the infinite radiations of my spiritual existence." - Franz Kafka

"If you control your distribution, you control your image." - Bernard Arnault

"Wanting contact I'm wanting contact I'm wanting contact with you." - Peter Gabriel

"Relationships are complicated, but happiness in a relationship isn't: It's just wanting exactly what you have. Wanting something else is dispiriting." - Carolyn Hax

"Where sense is wanting, everything is wanting." - Benjamin Franklin

"Patience is a virtue Savannah, to tolerate delay. It implies self control and forbearance, as opposed to wanting what we want when we want it. Something to think about. . ." - Catherine Weaver

"You know you are addicted to a food if despite knowing it is bad for you and despite wanting to change, you still keep eating it. Addiction means that a craving has more control over your behavior than you do." - Kathy Freston

"I'm really not good with impulse control." - Richelle Mead

"If we control the ball, they pay." - Marv Dunphy

"Control your fate or somebody else will" - Heinrich von Pierer

"A woman has no control over herself." - Martin Luther

"Only you can control your future." - Dr. Seuss

"Be modest, humble, simple. Control your anger." - Abraham Cahan

"When the first is plucked, a second will not be wanting." - Virgil

"Governments don't control things. A government can't control the economy without controlling people." - Ronald Reagan

"I enjoy being in control, having a lot of creative control." - 2 Chainz

"The control man has secured over nature has far outrun his control over himself." - Ernest Jones

"When you control the spaces in your life, control of your time and life tend" - Jeff Davidson

"Faith means wanting God and wanting to want nothing else." - Brennan Manning

"What is life, when wanting love? Night without a morning; Love's the cloudless summer sun, Nature gay adorning." - Robert Burns

"Your children are not your children, they come through you, but they are life itself, wanting to express itself." - Wayne Dyer

"Poetry is the journal of a sea animal living on land, wanting to fly in the air." - Carl Sandburg

"It's a curious, wanting thing." - Sarah Waters

"Wanting to leave is enough." - Cheryl Strayed

"They seem to be in total, if not complete control" - Jon Champion

"Arms control is by definition a rejection of disarmament." - David Dellinger

"Except for talk radio, liberals pretty much control the culture." - Bernard Goldberg

"For birth control, I rely on my personality." - Milt Abel

"The creative process is a process of surrender, not control." - Julia Cameron

"We're all seeking order. We're all seeking control." - Michael Connelly

"I'm a little bit of a control freak." - Harlan Coben

"Usury once in control will wreck the nation." - William Lyon Mackenzie Ki

"I am a control freak. I will admit that freely." - J Michael Straczynski

"To enjoy freedom we have to control ourselves." - Virginia Woolf

"We have no control over the outcome of anything. Like the planet and global warming, we don't control that. If politicians want a war we don't control that. Acts of terrorism, we can't control them." - William

"I don't know. I don't like girls whining and complaining about wanting a man! I never liked "Sex and the City", the kind of thing where women only feel empowered once they find The Man. It is just not up my alley. I don't believe in it. There is nothing you can control about love." - Jennifer Aniston

"When you're an actor, people talk a lot about how, at some point, you really have to take control of your career and what you want to do and create your own content. But for me it came from a really natural place of wanting to feel like what you're putting in the world has some meaning for you." - Ari Graynor

"Determination is number one! You have to be trained physically. You have to have a good mental attitude - wanting it and enjoying the thrill of going fast. There is a certain level of aggression with competing at professional racing level but you have to control it as it is a high reaction, fast sport." - Liz Halliday

"Wanting to be liked means being a supporting character in your own life, using the cues of the actors around you to determine your next line rather than your own script. It means that your self-worth will always be tied to what someone else thinks about you, forever out of your control." - Jessica Valenti

"Destiny is as destiny does. If you believe you have no control, then you have no control." - Wess Roberts

"Gun Control is mind control." - L Neil Smith

"I don't like feeling out of control. I have to feel like I'm in control of my body." - Megan Fox

"We don't go for segregation. We go for separation. Separation is when you have your own. You control your own economy; you control your own politics; you control your own society; you control your own everything. You have yours and you control yours; we have ours and we control ours." - Malcolm X

"Contentment is wanting what you have. Ambition is wanting what another has. Progress comes from wanting what nobody has." - Bob Lewis

"There is some information that an actor doesn't need, and that's okay. I can't control everything. I don't want to control everything. Sometimes, you want to control everything, and you want to know the size of the lens and stuff like that. I am so relaxed as an actor because I don't want to control everything. I just want to control my part." - Javier Camara

"I think it was important that I learned to love to dance eventually for its own sake, as opposed to wanting to be a ballerina." - Suzanne Farrell

"Man is a perpetually wanting animal." - Abraham Maslow

"Wanting and needing are two different things." - Richelle Mead

"People ask without wanting to know." - Barbara Kingsolver

"Happiness is wanting what you have." - Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

"Always wanting another man than your own." - Thomas Hardy

"He killed himself for wanting to live." - Markus Zusak

"Nothing wrong with wanting to go home." - Stephon Marbury

"Winning isn't everything. Wanting to is." - Catfish Hunter

"Wanting ... is something 'having' cannot cure." - Joe Fortenberry

"Sensuality, wanting a religion, invented Love." - Natalie Clifford Barney

"Wanting is the beginning of getting." - Rumer Godden

"Maybe I've been wanting the wrong things." - Adam Gidwitz

"Never stop wanting for your magic" - Therese Of Lisieux

"Love is wanting others to be happy." - Dalai Lama

"I started out wanting to coach football." - Lee Majors

"Winning isn't everything, but wanting it is." - Arnold Palmer

"Stupidity lies in wanting to draw conclusions." - Gustave Flaubert

"I was a very wanting child." - Loretta Young

"Maybe wanting to retire is my ambition." - Brenda Blethyn

"Winning isn't everything. Wanting to win is." - Catfish Hunter

"I have spent my life falling. Not the kind that Tiny's talking about. He's talking about love. I'm talking about life. In my kind of falling, there's no landing. There's only hitting the ground. Hard. Dead, or wanting to be dead. So the whole time you're falling, it's the worst feeling in the world. Because you feel you have no control over it. Because you know how it ends." - John Green

"Whenever you have consolidation, you do that for more economies of scale and leverage in making deals. But when you start losing control, like with the web, you lose some of the benefits. You can't hold films or records back anymore because the internet has made everything available as soon as it's available. Record labels have to learn to make money, and that's moved from a control model to a collaborative world. When I talk about hobbyists, those are consumers wanting to be creators. But maybe one or two of them could become the next superstar, but I can't wait for that." - Tom Silverman

"Control is an illusion. You will never be able to control anything, any situation, or anyone without consent. So in actuality there is no control, there is only consent!" - Jennifer O'Neill

"The great struggle of history has been for the control over money. It is almost tautological to affirm that to control the production and distribution of money is to control the wealth, resources, and people of the world." - Jack Weatherford

"Measurement is the first step that leads to control and eventually to improvement. If you can't measure something, you can't understand it. If you can't understand it, you can't control it. If you can't control it, you can't improve it." - James Harrington

"I like to control everything, and you cannot control everything. You have to at some point say, 'I let go and I'm going to let the cards fall where they fall... For a control freak, it's hard." - Naomi Campbell

"A lot of the moves I make originate from futsal. It's played in a very small space, and the ball control is different in futsal. And to this day my ball control is pretty similar to a futsal player's control." - Ronaldinho

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

"What you are aware of you are in control of; what you are not aware of is in control of you." - Anthony De Mello

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

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

"You can't control the opposition, but you can control how you play, your energy level, your intensity on the ice. That's what we're going to do." - Alain Vigneault

"Control healthcare and you control the people" - Saul Alinsky

"When you control seed you control food" - Vandana Shiva

"When you resort to shouting in conflict, you are reacting in the flesh. You have lost control of the only person you can control: yourself." - Neil T Anderson

"Give up control to gain control." - George Knudson

"As a child, I wanted to know how things worked and to control them. With a friend, I built a number of complicated models that I could control." - Stephen Hawking

"We cannot always control our thoughts, but we can control our words, and repetition impresses the subconscious, and we are then master of the situation." - Jane Fonda

"The only thing you sometimes have control over is perspective. You don't have control over your situation. But you have a choice about how you view it." - Chris Pine

"Here's the problem: Profiteers haunt America, and for everything we try to control, someone's going to profit from it, more than you control it." - William

"Happiness isn't wanting what you can get, but wanting what you have." - Beverly Lewis

"There's a big difference, I discovered, between wanting to die and not wanting to live," - Marilyn Manson

"Maybe I'm sad about wanting you. I'm not too comfortable with wanting someone." - Craig Thompson

"Wanting more majors, wanting more wins, almost feels like I think Im being too greedy." - Inbee Park

"[On men:] I'm torn between wanting to have one and wanting to be one." - Cathy Guisewite

"Our economy is based upon people wanting more; their happiness on wanting less." - Frank A Clark

"The establishment isn't new. The establishment not wanting outsiders, not wanting conservatives, isn't anything new." - Rush Limbaugh

"You can't criticize people for wanting to have a decent life or wanting to live decently." - Angela Davis

"Rock stars wanting to write is even worse than wanting to act in movies, right?" - Evan Dando

"Wanting more majors, wanting more wins, almost feels like I think I'm being too greedy." - Inbee Park

"Wanting to be an actor and wanting to be famous are different." - Blake Lively

"Wanting to be a screenwriter is like wanting to be a co-pilot." - Marshall Brickman

"Let me issue and control a nation's money and I care not who writes the laws." - Mayer Amschel Rothschild

"I try to only worry about things I have control over." - Steve Nash

"I exercise strong self control. I never drink anything stronger than gin before breakfast." - W C Fields

"Man marks the earth with ruin - his control stops with the shore." - Lord Byron

"We feel good about ourselves to the exact degree we feel in control of our lives." - Brian Tracy

"Information is control." - Joan Didion

"Don't recall. Don't imagine. Don't think. Don't examine. Don't control. Rest." - Tilopa

"Own nothing, control everything." - John D Rockefeller

"We can and do control the direction of our own evolution." - Jasmuheen

"Control oil and you control nations; control food and you control the people." - Henry A Kissinger

"Every American should have absolute control over his or her personal information" - George W Bush

"Next to bombing, rent control is the most effective technique so far known for destroying cities." - Assar Lindbeck

"Many people mistakenly suppose that the essence of consciousness is that of a control mechanism" - John Searle

"Our global economy is out of control and performing contrary to basic principles of market economics." - David Korten

"The most important attribute of man as a moral being is the faculty of self-control." - Herbert Spencer

"A man makes inferiors his superiors by heat; self-control is the rule." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Success is voltage under control-keeping one hand on the transformer of your Kosmic Kilowatts." - Elbert Hubbard

"Got to fight to control the violent side, every day and night." - Neil Young

"Yin and Yang control man's actions, and both extremes are a natural reaction." - Ray Davies

"We need to live in mindful harmony with our feelings, not attempt to control them." - Les Greenberg

"Control is an illusion ..." - Melody Beattie

"Every woman should be in control of the decisions that affect her own health." - Barack Obama

"The 21st century is a really terrible time to be a control freak," - Jared Cohen

"You can't get angry just because you can't control the world as you please." - Cho Kyuhyun

"I define democracy as control by the people. Slaves are those who allow others to control their lives. Insofar as people succeed in solving their problems fairly and efficiently at a grassroots level, they retain control over their lives. Insofar as they delegate their problem solving to a higher authority, they lose control over their lives." - Peace Pilgrim

"The power to destroy a thing is the absolute control over it." - Frank Herbert

" tune the spirit when someone is trampling on you is called control" - Carlos Castaneda

"Master your responses to external events-don't attempt to control them." - Caroline Myss

"Strength is found in weakness. Control is found in dependency. Power is found in surrender." - Dan B. Allender

"The gospel is meant to control and govern everything in our lives." - David Lloyd-Jones

"The alternative to the market process is government control, and we know where that principle leads." - Sheldon Richman

"Laws control the lesser man. Right conduct controls the greater one." - Proverbs

"Wikis work best in environments where you're comfortable delegating control to the users of the system." - Ward Cunningham

"There's really five companies who control 90% of what we read, see, and hear." - Ted Turner

"If you panic that's a good way to lose. You have to stay in control." - Ted Turner

"Understanding brings control." - Bonewitz

"I've always wanted to own and control the primary technology in everything we do." - Steve Jobs

"What I'd really like to control is not machines, but people." - Stephen Hawking

"If you understand the universe, you control it, in a way." - Stephen Hawking

"Laws control the lesser man... Right conduct controls the greater one." - Mark Twain

"My imperative is to seek every moment and to live so God is in control." - Joel Salatin

"Mexico has strict gun control. You cannot own a gun in Mexico." - Jesse Ventura

"I struggle with control." - Kate Walsh



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