Quotes About Power

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Joss Whedon
“Seven years, Dawn. Working with the Slayer. Seeing my friends get more and more powerful... a witch. A demon. Hell, I could fit Oz in my shaving kit, but come a full moon, he had a wolfy mojo not to be messed with. Powerful, all of them. And I'm the guy who fixes the windows.

They'll never know how tough it is, Dawnie, to be the one who isn't Chosen, to live so near the spotlight and never step in it. But I know. I see more than anybody realizes because nobody's watching me.

I saw you last night, and I see you working here today. You're not special; you're extraordinary.”
Joss Whedon

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
“Someone that you have deprived of everything is no longer in your power. He is once again entirely free.”
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

George Orwell
“Power is not a means; it is an end.”
George Orwell, 1984
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Ayn Rand
“Of course I need you. I go insane when I see you. You can do almost anything you wish with me. Is that what you want to hear? Almost, Dominique. And the things you couldn't make me do — you could put me through hell if you demanded them and I had to refuse you, as I would. Through utter hell, Dominique. Does that please you? Why do you want to know whether you own me? It's so simple. Of course you do. All of me that can be owned. You'll never demand anything else. But you want to know whether you could make me suffer. You could. What of it?" The words did not sound like surrender, because they were not torn out of him, but admitted simply and willingly. She felt no thrill of conquest; she felt herself owned more than ever, by a man who could say these things, know them to be true, and still remain controlled and controlling — as she wanted him to remain.”
Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead

Brandon Sanderson
“Those candle flames were like the lives of men. So fragile. So deadly. Left alone, they lit and warmed. Let run rampant, they would destroy the very things they were meant to illuminate. Embryonic bonfires, each bearing a seed of destruction so potent it could tumble cities and dash kings to their knees.”
Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings

A.A. Milne
“I always did whatever I liked," she said, "but now I really can do it.”
A.A. Milne, Once on a Time

Start shaping your own day. Start walking your own walk. This journey is yours, take
“Start shaping your own day. Start walking your own walk. This journey is yours, take charge of it. Stop giving other people the power to shape your life.”
Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

Ogwo David Emenike
“Love springs from the inside. It is the immortal surge of passion, excitement, energy, power, strength, prosperity, recognition, respect, desire, determination, enthusiasm, confidence, courage, and vitality, that nourishes, extends and protects. It possesses an external objective - life.”
Ogwo David Emenike

“If sexuality is one dimension of our ability to live passionately in the world then in cutting off our sexual feelings we diminish our overall power to feel know and value deeply.”
Judith Plaskow, Standing Again at Sinai: Judaism from a Feminist Perspective

Marina Tsvetaeva
“Don't you know no one can escape
the power of creatures reaching out
with breath alone?”
Marina Tsvetaeva

William Shakespeare
“It is excellent / To have a giant's strenght / But it is tyrannous / To use it like a giant

(Isabella)”
William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure

Christopher Pike
“People with power always take advantage of those without power.”
Christopher Pike, The Last Vampire

Chuck Palahniuk
“It's all mirror, mirror on the wall because beauty is power, the same way money is power, the same way a gun is power.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters

Terry Goodkind
“If you want to be a slave in life, then continue going around asking others to do for you. They will oblige, but you will find the price is your choices, your freedom, your life itself. They will do for you, and as a result you will be in bondage to them forever, having given your identity away for a paltry price. Then, and only then, you will be a nobody, a slave, because you yourself and nobody else made it so.”
Terry Goodkind, The Pillars of Creation

Kahlil Gibran
“A voice cannot carry the tongue and the lips that gave it wings. Alone must it seek the ether.

And alone and without his nest shall the eagle fly across the sun.”
Kahlil Gibran

Steve Maraboli
“We must transcend the illusion that money or power has any bearing on our worthiness as children of God.”
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Alison Goodman
“I know that love is about power, too. Who gives, who takes. Who is willing to risk showing their true self.”
Alison Goodman, Eona: The Last Dragoneye

Jim Butcher
“Being a wizard gives you more power than most, but it doesn't change your heart. We're all human. We're all of us equally naked before the jaws of pain.”
Jim Butcher, White Night

Leo Tolstoy
“The higher a man stands on the social ladder, the greater the number of people he is connected with, the more power he has over other people, the more obvious is the predestination and inevitability of his every action.”
Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace
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Alexandra Katehakis
“Sexual energy between two people is a primal force comprised of power (energy that moves toward another) and virtue (knowing the energy between the two is right).”
Alexandra Katehakis, Erotic Intelligence: Igniting Hot, Healthy Sex While in Recovery from Sex Addiction

Amit Ray
“Stand up for who you are. Respect your Self and ignite the divine sparks in you. Access your powers. Choose your rights and work together with others to bring blessings into the lives.”
Amit Ray

Kristin Cashore
“But everyone has some kind of power to hurt people.”
Kristin Cashore, Graceling

Nenia Campbell
“You want to be free. You also want to be mine. You can't be both.”
Nenia Campbell, Crowned by Fire

“When we touch the place in our lives where sexuality and spirituality come together, we touch our wholeness and the fullness of our power, and at the same time our connection with a power larger than ourselves.”
Judith Plaskow, Standing Again at Sinai: Judaism from a Feminist Perspective

Ursula K. Le Guin
“If one believes that words are acts, as I do, then one must hold writers responsible for what their words do.”
Ursula K. Le Guin, Dancing at the Edge of the World: Thoughts on Words, Women, Places

Hunter S. Thompson
“The real power in America is held by a fast-emerging new Oligarchy of pimps and preachers who see no need for Democracy or fairness or even trees, except maybe the ones in their own yards, and they don't mind admitting it. They worship money and power and death. Their ideal solution to all the nation's problems would be another 100 Year War.”
Hunter S. Thompson, Kingdom of Fear: Loathsome Secrets of a Star-Crossed Child in the Final Days of the American Century

Lynda Barry
“You may be a lady but you are still the man!”
Lynda Barry, The Lynda Barry Experience
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William Shakespeare
“For to be wise and love exceeds man's might.”
William Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
“Oh, how hard it is to part with power! This one has to understand.”
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956

Susan Abulhawa
“استغرب كيف تتحول الأشياء الضعيفة، حتى الكلمات إلى أشياء شريرة، من دون رحمة، من أجل بلوغ السلطة على الرغم من المنطق والتاريخ.”
Susan Abulhawa, Mornings in Jenin

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