Command Quotes

Quotes tagged as "command" (showing 1-30 of 74)
Eoin Colfer
“Being in command means making tough decisions. Not being in command means shutting up and doing what you're told.
--Artemis Fowl”
Eoin Colfer, The Artemis Fowl Files

Charles Bukowski
“that your power of command
with simple language was
one of the magnificent things of
our century.
(from the poem: result)”
Charles Bukowski

Abbi Glines
“If anyone has a problem with Blaire then they need to take it up with me. She has a job here as long as she wants one. The three of you may not like it but I personally don’t give a flying fuck. So get over it. She doesn’t need this shit right now. Back off. Are we understood?”
Abbi Glines, Never Too Far

Amit Kalantri
“Politeness is the first thing people lose once they get the power.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Margaret Mahy
“Stamp, your name is to be Laura. I'm sharing my name with you. I'm putting my power into you and you must do my work. Don't listen to anyone but me. You are to be my command laid on my enemy. you'll make a hole in him through which he'll drip away until he runs dry. As he drips out darkness, we'll smile together, me inside, you outside. We'll crush him between our smiles.”
Margaret Mahy, The Changeover

Israelmore Ayivor
“Don't lose hope. If your hope gets lost, the other side called "failure" begins to win! The quickest medicine to heal a depressed soul is to command; "arise my soul and praise the Lord". Hope is the clothe piece in which wraps a healthy soul!”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

Kerri Maniscalco
“Those who deserve respect are given it freely. If one must demand such a thing, he'll never truly command it.”
Kerri Maniscalco, Stalking Jack the Ripper

Bertrand De Jouvenel
“Command is a mountaintop. The air breathed there is different, and the perspectives seen there are different, from those of the valley of obedience. The passion for order and the genius for construction, which are part of man's natural endowment, get full play there. The man who has grown great sees from the top of his tower what he can make, if he so wills, of the swarming masses below him.”
Bertrand De Jouvenel, On Power: The Natural History of Its Growth

George Packer
“The attacks of 9/11 were the biggest surprise in American history, and for the past ten years we haven't stopped being surprised. The war on terror has had no discernible trajectory, and, unlike other military conflicts, it's almost impossible to define victory. You can't document the war's progress on a world map or chart it on a historical timetable in a way that makes any sense. A country used to a feeling of being in command and control has been whipsawed into a state of perpetual reaction, swinging wildly between passive fear and fevered, often thoughtless, activity, at a high cost to its self-confidence.”
George Packer

“Always be in command of your music. If life throws you a few bad notes or vibrations, don't let them interrupt or alter your song.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Stephanie Danler
“She re-marked her lips with her lipstick. I saw sprays of silver in her coarse hair. I saw inscriptions of her years around her mouth, a solid crease between her brows from a lifetime of cynicism. The posture of a woman who had stood in a casual spotlight in every room she'd ever been in, not for gloss or perfection, for self-possession. Everything she touched she added an apostrophe to.”
Stephanie Danler, Sweetbitter

Elias Canetti
“Every command consists of momentum and sting. The momentum forces the recipient to act, and to act in accordance with the content of the command; the sting remains behind in him. When a command functions normally and as one expects, there is nothing to be seen of the sting; it is hidden and unsuspected and may only reveal its existence by some faint, scarcely perceptible recalcitrance before the command obeyed.”
Elias Canetti, Crowds and Power

Jessica Khoury
You fool of a jinni! LET ME OUT!
Startled from my thoughts, I pull Zhian’s jar from my sleeve and turn it over. I can easily imagine him swirling inside, a cloud of smoke and fury.
Be silent, Zhian. I’ll decide when you’re let out, and right now, you’re not inspiring my merciful side.
He howls and hurls insults, which I try to ignore as I trail after Aladdin.
I have Zhian at last. At any moment I could break open the jar and free him, fulfilling my end of the bargain and claiming my freedom. But what happens next? The humiliation of being captured by the humans will have made Zhian furious. He’s had two moons to feed his hatred of humans, and by now it is ravenous, destructive. If I let him out now, Parthenia will not stand a chance. He’ll destroy the city from the inside out, regardless of my deal with his father.
I have to release him outside the city walls and trust that the wards will protect everyone inside from his inevitable wrath.
Aladdin heads back toward his rooms, and I follow at a distance, my chest feeling emptier than ever.
It’s time to say goodbye.”
Jessica Khoury, The Forbidden Wish

“Whenever you jump off a cliff at GOD's command, be sure that you will fly! Either by soaring on the palm of His hands or on the parachute of that command or you will suddenly have wings pop out and sustain you in the air. Either way, you will be flying and He'll be the one behind it all.”
TemitOpe Ibrahim

Israelmore Ayivor
“You don’t influence people by commanding them. When you are doing that, you are a manipulator and not a leader.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders' Frontpage: Leadership Insights from 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Thoughts

“To abandon your love for God is to disregard his command”
Sunday Adelaja

Elias Canetti
“Every command leaves behind a painful sting in the person who is forced to carry it out.”
Elias Canetti, Crowds and Power

“To take dominion over the earth is to follow the command of God”
Sunday Adelaja

Ellen Emerson White
“You have intellect, and courage, and command. Play your own game, and don't worry about what anyone else is doing. That is what's going to give you a shot at making it. Comparing yourself to anyone else will just drive you crazy.”
Ellen Emerson White, A Season of Daring Greatly

“To Choose To Disobey God’s Command Is To Be Doomed To Live A Life Independently God”
Sunday Adelaja

Dada Bhagwan
“Man has obeyed commands of the Mother, the Father, the Guru; but he has not obeyed the commands of ‘God’ (Bhagwan). Had he obeyed ‘God’s’ commands, his work (for liberation) would have been accomplished. Alas! He will follow his boss’s commands and even his wife’s commands!”
Dada Bhagwan

Garth Ennis
“Well, I once recall an old master sergeant once telling me that NCOs look after the men so that officers can figure out how to get them killed. That's the difference between maintenance and command.”
Garth Ennis, The Boys, Volume 9: The Big Ride

Lailah Gifty Akita
“A man of courage is in command of himself.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Anthony  Ryan
“Power comes at a price, love," Veliss replied through bared teeth, maintaining the smile she offered to the townsfolk lining the square.
"What power?"
"All power. The power to rule, to kill, or, in your case this fine morning, the power to incite the lust of the old goat you're about to meet."
"Lust? I have no desire to incite lust in anyone."
Veliss turned to her with a quizzical expression, her smile suddenly genuine. "Then I'm afraid you're in for a lifetime of disappointment.”
Anthony Ryan, Queen of Fire

“The lawmakers possess the authority that commands the obedience of the people.”
Sunday Adelaja, The Mountain of Ignorance

Christina Engela
“Being the commander of a Ruminarii war vessel meant that he had risen to the rank by means of assassination and ruthlessness and was therefore implicitly distrusted by the Tidhii Mah’k’hai (Naval Command, that is The Queen Of Suth Herself.) He was expected to mete out, in generous portions, brutality to conquered subjects and to act swiftly and mercilessly in dealing with alien encounters. In short, he was expected to be a bad example.”
Christina Engela, Black Sunrise

Christina Engela
“On screen, sir." Pankow said. That seemed to explain everything. On screen was a distant angular speck that could only be a ship. Marnetti broke a rather tense moment by arriving. Ortez groped for the arm of his command chair and sat down, his eyes fixed on the viewscreen. Marnetti went to his station.”
Christina Engela, Space Sucks!

Théun Mares
“Only by listening attentively to every command issuing from his heart can the warrior hope to gain the advantage over power. There is no other way in which to survive the unrelenting attacks staged by power against the warrior striving to gain command over it. The warrior must never, not even for one instant, lose sight of the fact that power is not the sole property of any individual to be used for selfish gain - power may only be used for the benefit of all life, since the individual unit is but a fragment of the greater whole. If the warrior holds his intent unwaveringly upon this knowledge throughout his battle, then there comes a moment when he slips into a second state of serenity and, in that new quietness of life, grasps the purpose of the eagle. It is then that the warrior's command becomes the command of the eagle, and from this moment on the warrior is free of the horrendous temptations posed by power. Finally the battle is over, and the power which the warrior has been struggling to control now quietly submits to his will. This is that true command of power which makes the warrior who walks the path of freedom an utterly invincible being.”
Théun Mares, Cry of the Eagle: The Toltec Teachings Volume 2

Théun Mares
“To stop the world is a superb act of magic. Once a warrior has accomplished this feat he is a free being with power at his command, and thus his destiny begins to unfold in the most marvellous and miraculous way.”
Théun Mares, Cry of the Eagle: The Toltec Teachings Volume 2

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