Control Freaks Quotes

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Esther Hicks
“If you knew your potential to feel good, you would ask no one to be different so that you can feel good. You would free yourself of all of that cumbersome impossibility of needing to control the world, or control your mate, or control your child. You are the only one who creates your reality. For no one else can think for you, no one else can do it. It is only you, every bit of it you.”
Esther Hicks

C.S. Pacat
“After a long moment Laurent said, with painful honesty, "I...find it difficult to let go of control."
"No kidding," said Damen.”
S.U. Pacat, Captive Prince: Volume Two

William Paul Young
“It (trying to keep the law) grants you the power to judge others and feel superior to them. You believe you are living to a higher standard than those you judge. Enforcing rules, especially in its more subtle expressions like responsibility and expectation, is a vain attempt to create certainty out of uncertainty. And contrary to what you might think, I have a great fondness for uncertainty. Rules cannot bring freedom; they only have the power to accuse.”
Wm. Paul Young, The Shack

Jess C. Scott
“It's weird, marriage. It's like this license that gives a person the legal right to control their spouse / their 'other half.”
Jess C. Scott, Blind Leading Another

Stephen Chbosky
“My sister said Mary Elizabeth is suffering from low self-esteem, but I told her that she said the same thing about Sam back in November when she started dating Craig, and Sam is completely different. Everything can't be low self-esteem, can it? My sister tried to clarify things. She said that by introducing me to all these great things, Mary Elizabeth gained a "superior position" that she wouldn't need if she was confident about herself. She also said that people who try to control situations all the time are afraid that if they don't, nothing will work out the way they want.”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

E'yen A. Gardner
“To be comforted by God is a promise that few of us ever receive, because we are consumed with controlling our situations to avoid being vulnerable.”
E'yen A. Gardner, Humbly Submitting to Change - The Wilderness Experience

Emma Thompson
“I seem finally to have stopped worrying about Elinor, and age. She seems now to be perfectly normal -- about twenty-five, a witty control freak. I like her but I can see how she would drive you mad. She's just the sort of person you'd want to get drunk, just to make her giggling and silly.”
Emma Thompson, The Sense and Sensibility Screenplay and Diaries: Bringing Jane Austen's Novel to Film

Lorraine Nilon
“Narcissists are very retaliative if they believe another has achieved what they desire,
exposed their insecurities, or refused to be under their control.”
Lorraine Nilon, Breaking Free From the Chains of Silence: A respectful exploration into the ramifications of Paedophilic abuse

Stewart Stafford
“Being a control freak is a weakness, not a strength. If you can't allow others to shine, you're exhibiting signs of narcissism and showing a lack of self-confidence. It is isolation through ego.”
Stewart Stafford

Shannon L. Alder
“A daughter of God knows that insecurity is not an excuse for doing evil to others, nor will God rest until caring for everyone is a lesson you learn.”
Shannon L. Alder

Natalya Vorobyova
“For a control freak, love and the desire to control others are synonymous. Once they lose control over the object of their desire, hostility takes over in full force.”
Natalya Vorobyova

Eleanor Brown
“But Rose learned an important lesson: people don't always do what you tell them to do.”
Eleanor Brown, The Weird Sisters

Shannon L. Alder
“Empowered Women 101: A man doesn't have to put down other women to prove his love for you. In fact, why would you teach him to be less than Christlike, in order to show his devotion? Real women don't need the people in their life to lower others, in order to raise them up.”
Shannon L. Alder

Frank Sonnenberg
“Stop trying to control the uncontrollable.”
Frank Sonnenberg, Soul Food: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life

Frank Sonnenberg
“Although the costs of not delegating may be invisible, the price that you pay is real.”
Frank Sonnenberg, BookSmart: Hundreds of real-world lessons for success and happiness

Stewart Stafford
“The apotheosis of the controlling mind is monstrous and terrifying.”
Stewart Stafford

Stewart Stafford
“Those who boast of their dislike of horror movies are only revealing their inability to surrender control and have fun. Avoid.”
Stewart Stafford

Frank Herbert
“The more control, the more that requires control. This is the road to chaos.
— PanSpechi aphorism”
Frank Herbert, The Dosadi Experiment

Anthon St. Maarten
“Attempting to constantly control everyone and everything around you is not only exhausting...it is also futile. The only real power you can achieve in this life is being in control of yourself.”
Anthon St. Maarten

Anthon St. Maarten
“To take back your power in any given situation, focus on the things you can control. The thoughts you choose to think is usually the best place to start.”
Anthon St. Maarten