Tame Quotes

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Jacques Derrida
“Monsters cannot be announced. One cannot say: 'Here are our monsters,' without immediately turning the monsters into pets.”
Jacques Derrida

Socrates
“If you want to be a good saddler, saddle the worst horse; for if you can tame one, you can tame all.”
Socrates

Jack London
“He was a silent fury who no torment could tame.”
Jack London, White Fang

Joseph Campbell
“It is only when a man tames his own demons that he becomes the king of himself if not of the world.”
Joseph Campbell, The Hero With a Thousand Faces

Erik Pevernagie
“If we cannot tame the valkyries of our emotions and restrain the burgeoning crankiness of our actions, we have to empower our mind, at some point, and let time flow on the waves of remission and compassion… and loosen up. ("Transcendental meditation")”
Erik Pevernagie

Erik Pevernagie
“If we can tame or restrain our addiction to the blinding overabundance of technical widgets, we can “tool down” our mental frame. It’s, by opening our mind to the infinite potential of the world around, that we can take time for the others and learn to listen and interpret their captivating stories. ("Should I shave first?")”
Erik Pevernagie

Erik Pevernagie
“If we feel we cannot strike the right notes anymore and are not capable of forging ahead through the enticing pastures of our dreams, we must wisely put the treadmill on hold. So, let’s tame the inflated demands of greed for a while and look at our deeper self with compassion.("The empty Mirror")”
Erik Pevernagie

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“One runs the risk of weeping a little, if one lets oneself be tamed...”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“I’d love to try to tame you... And I would simply adore it if you turn out untamable –”
Simona Panova, Nightmarish Sacrifice

C.S. Lewis
“Gone! And you and I quite crestfallen. It’s always like that, you can’t keep him; it’s not as if he were a tame lion.”
C.S. Lewis, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Rudyard Kipling
“Of course the Man was wild too. He was dreadfully wild. He didn't even begin to be tame till he met the Woman, and she told him that she did not like living in his wild ways. She picked out a nice dry Cave, instead of a heap of wet leaves, to lie down in; and she strewed clean sand on the floor; and she lit a nice fire of wood at the back of the Cave; and she hung a dried wild-horse skin, tail down, across the opening of the Cave; and she said, 'Wipe your feet, dear, when you come in, and now we'll keep house.”
Rudyard Kipling, Just So Stories

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“Nothing's perfect," sighed the fox. "My life is monotonous. I hunt chickens; people hunt me. All chickens are just alike, and all men are just alike. So I'm rather bored. But if you tame me, my life will be filled with sunshine. I'll know the sound of footsteps that will be different from all the rest. Other footsteps send me back underground. Yours will call me out of my burrow like music. And then, look! You see the wheat fields over there? I don't eat bread. For me, wheat is no use whatever. Wheat fields say nothing to me. Which is sad. But you have hair the color of gold. So it will be wonderful, once you've tamed me! The wheat, which is golden, will remind me of you. And I'll love the sound of the wind in the wheat...”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
tags: fox, love, tame

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Morals are nothing but a civilized society’s attempt to tame some beast called man.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“...you have a terrible beauty that scares me - a fierce defiance that won't be subdued - not that i want to tame you - I don't - I like to look...”
John Geddes, A Familiar Rain

Emmi Itäranta
“Silence is not empty or immaterial, and it is not needed to chain tame things. It often guards powers strong enough to shatter everything.”
Emmi Itäranta, Memory of Water

“You cannot tame a dragon with a history lesson.”
George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons

Hermann Hesse
“It is wrong to say that schoolmasters lack heart and are dried-up, soulless pedants! No, by no means. When a child's talent which he has sought to kindle suddenly bursts forth, when the boy puts aside his wooden sword, slingshot, bow-and-arrow and other childish games, when he begins to forge ahead, when the seriousness of the work begins to transform the rough-neck into a delicate, serious and an almost ascetic creature, when his face takes on an intelligent, deeper and more purposeful expression - then a teacher's heart laughs with happiness and pride. It is his duty and responsibility to control the raw energies and desires of his charges and replace them with calmer, more moderate ideals. What would many happy citizens and trustworthy officials have become but unruly, stormy innovators and dreamers of useless dreams, if not for the effort of their schools? In young beings there is something wild, ungovernable, uncultured which first has to be tamed. It is like a dangerous flame that has to be controlled or it will destroy. Natural man is unpredictable, opaque, dangerous, like a torrent cascading out of uncharted mountains. At the start, his soul is a jungle without paths or order. And, like a jungle, it must first be cleared and its growth thwarted. Thus it is the school's task to subdue and control man with force and make him a useful member of society, to kindle those qualities in him whose development will bring him to triumphant completion.”
Hermann Hesse, Beneath the Wheel

Pushpa Rana
“Only wild cannot be tamed and I have been untamable.”
Pushpa Rana, Just the Way I Feel

Gene Stratton-Porter
“The Limberlost is life. Here it is a carefully kept park. You motor, sail and golf, all so secure and fine. But what I like is the excitement of choosing a path carefully, in the fear that the quagmire may reach out and suck me down; I even enjoy seeing an old canny vulture eyeing me as if it were saying, ‘ware the sting of the rattler, lest I pick your bones as I did old Limber’s. I like sufficient danger to put an edge on things. This is all so tame.”
Gene Stratton-Porter, A Girl of the Limberlost

James A. Murphy
“Music is the language of all. It tames the savage beast and allows us to get over heartbreak. It helps us express what we really want to say and it has the power to lift hearts and awaken our souls….”
James A. Murphy, The Waves of Life Quotes and Daily Meditations

“You lying sneak."
"All this time pretending to be a wolfblood's best friend, then spying on us."
"You don't understand. I did it to protect ya. When you secret gets out, i'll have the evidence to prove that you're not evil”
Debbie Moon

“Whatever we have in the glory of man is "away". Those are just not enough before we go "home" to the glory of God.”
indonesia123
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Craig D. Lounsbrough
“And so to tame Christmas we spin myths to temper the story, we create our own caricatures to speak our own lines into the script, we gift ourselves to enhance an adventure now lagging, and we think we’re on a grand adventure when we’ve completely forgotten what an adventure is.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough, An Intimate Collision: Encounters with Life and Jesus

“The first to tame the other, becomes his conqueror. The one who teaches one to tame, is the tamer.”
Alan Maiccon

Criss Jami
“I've finally decided to write about profit for a change
But before I really started I already started to feel lame
Baby what's it to a beast who manely to money remains untamed”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Prem Jagyasi
“Your mind is like a wild horse that keeps wrecking your life. The same horse can be of immense value and help you win races if you learn how to tame it.”
Dr Prem Jagyasi

“I wish I could stop trying to tame the wild God”
Jaco Strydom

Rae Knightly
“I’m just trying to understand the rider, so I can better deal with the horse.”
Rae Knightly, Ben Archer and the Star Rider

Michael Bassey Johnson
“The wild heart can tame anything, even a lion.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, Song of a Nature Lover

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