Controlling Quotes

Quotes tagged as "controlling" (showing 1-30 of 48)
Criss Jami
“Just because something isn't a lie does not mean that it isn't deceptive. A liar knows that he is a liar, but one who speaks mere portions of truth in order to deceive is a craftsman of destruction.”
Criss Jami

C. JoyBell C.
“And I told him, I said: "One day you're going to miss the subway because it's not going to come. One of these days, it's going to break down and it's not going to come around and everyone else will just wait for the next one or will take the bus, or walk, or run to the next station: they will go on with their lives. And you're not going to be able to go on with your life! You'll be standing there, in the subway station, staring at the tube. Why? Because you think that everything has to happen perfectly and on time and when you think it's going to happen! Well guess what! That's not how things happen! And you'll be the only one who's not going to be able to go on with life, just because your subway broke down. So you know what, you've got to let go, you've got to know that things don't happen the way you think they're going to happen, but that's okay, because there's always the bus, there's always the next station...you can always take a cab.”
C. JoyBell C.

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

Kahlil Gibran
“Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it.”
Kahlil Gibran

Ken Poirot
“True love is built on free will and free choice, not control and manipulation.”
Ken Poirot

Anthony Liccione
“The more material we lose, the less we have. The less we have, the more we win.”
Anthony Liccione

Beverly Engel
“This is particularly true of those who "love too much" and those who tend to lose themselves in their relationships. Sometimes our love becomes distorted by our feelings of insecurity and our fear of abandonment. This is the often the case with those who become overly controlling and overly smothering of their partner. Others become emotionally abusive because of their fear of intimacy.”
Beverly Engel, The Emotionally Abusive Relationship: How to Stop Being Abused and How to Stop Abusing

“Playing the victim role: Manipulator portrays him- or herself as a victim of circumstance or of someone else's behavior in order to gain pity, sympathy or evoke compassion and thereby get something from another. Caring and conscientious people cannot stand to see anyone suffering and the manipulator often finds it easy to play on sympathy to get cooperation.”
George K. Simon

Miya Yamanouchi
“If you have control over yourself, you have no desire to control others.”
Miya Yamanouchi, Embrace Your Sexual Self: A Practical Guide for Women

Miya Yamanouchi
“By all means be submissive in the bedroom (if you are that way inclined), but don't be submissive to life. Being life's bitch is no fun at all. Life may play up in many ways, but it's up to you to take control, take charge and show life who's really calling the shots.”
Miya Yamanouchi, Embrace Your Sexual Self: A Practical Guide for Women

“Abuse grows from attitudes and values, not feelings. The roots are ownership, the trunk is entitlement, and the branches are control.”
Lundy Bancroft, Why Does He Do That?: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men

Cathy Burnham Martin
“If someone yells at me, they are not expressing love. They may be threatening me. They may be expressing great frustration with me. They may simply be trying to control my behavior. However, they are not communicating love.”
Cathy Burnham Martin, The Bimbo Has Brains: And Other Freaky Facts

Catherine Lacey
“He didn't care if you were safe, he just cared if you were his.”
Catherine Lacey, Nobody Is Ever Missing

Dalai Lama XIV
“The purpose of religion is to
control yourself, not to criticise
others.”
Dalai Lama XIV

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Among other possibilities, money was invented to make it possible for a foolish man to control wise men; a weak man, strong men; a child, old men; an ignorant man, knowledgeable men; and for a dwarf to control giants.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Use and Misuse of Children

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“A label locks me into a definition that people use to control me. A vision graces me with an idea that serves to release me.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Olga Trujillo
“Controlling my environment was still a compelling need for me. I did everything I could to not be surprised by anything...

Looking back, I think that my need to predict how my day was going to unfold was a direct response to the amount of chaos in my childhood.”
Olga Trujillo, The Sum of My Parts: A Survivor's Story of Dissociative Identity Disorder

Melissa Heisler
“Have compassion. Even though Type A’s can be controlling, know they are as tough or tougher with themselves.”
Melissa Heisler, From Type A to Type Me: How to Stop "Doing" Life and Start Living It

Carol Vorvain
“Life doesn’t happen to me because I don’t let it happen. I’m afraid it won’t happen the only way I want it to happen: my way.”
Carol Vorvain, A Fool in Istanbul: Adventures of a self denying workaholic

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“I want what I want! And I want to find what I want in the exact place, at exact time that I want it to be there. And maybe that’s why so many of us go ‘wanting’.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Richie Norton
“The definition of management is literally "control," but the definition of true leadership is love.”
Richie Norton

Brad McKinniss
“We need to be able to control - erm, guide the masses that can't help control themselves.”
Brad McKinniss, Beast Machine

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“It’s not about describing someone as that’s typically an attempt to make whatever they are comfortable for whoever we are. Instead, we may wish to skip the agenda of the description and embrace the wonder of the person.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Jay Woodman
“To lose a problem, do not oppose, let go of any need to control, perhaps it's all an illusion we project, more like a game we play than real?”
Jay Woodman

Dave Samples
“I wouldn't consider myself a control freak, but I've had my moments. I've seen trouble coming and fought, fumed, and frazzled myself trying to control circumstances and situations. One of the most impossible things to control is something walking around on two legs called a human being. I've manipulated and thrown temper tantrums trying to get another person to behave the way that seemed best to me. After all, doesn't someone need to control the bad behaviors of others? But after fifty-one years of life on this planet, including thirty years of marriage, I've concluded that the only thing I can control is my attitude. Everything else is fantasy. I've tried to control my kids. I've tried to control my churches. I've tried to control my dog, Gavin. I've even tried to control Tina (not a good idea). A sure sign of when I'm trying to control things, people, or circumstances is that I get frustrated, develop a bad attitude, and usually end up angry.”
Dave Samples, Messed Up Men of the Bible

Melissa Heisler
“The most important aspect of a Type A is they are really scared, although they appear to be confident and in control. Type A’s use tasks, projects, and lists to feel secure.”
Melissa Heisler, From Type A to Type Me: How to Stop "Doing" Life and Start Living It

“The same goes for Edward Monkford. Yes, based on what you've told me, it seems Emma was the real narcissist, not him. But there's no doubting he's an extreme controller. What happens when a controller comes up against someone who's out of control? The combination could be explosive.”
J.P. Delaney, The Girl Before

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