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1. "After years of operating in a top-down manner that emphasizes control and conformance, organizations are rife with obstacles to bottom-up ideas that front-line staff are forced to overcome."
Author: Alan G. Robinson
2. "When the black thing was at its worst, when the illicit cocktails and the ten-mile runs stopped working, I would feel numb as if dead to the world. I moved unconsciously, with heavy limbs, like a zombie from a horror film. I felt a pain so fierce and persistent deep inside me, I was tempted to take the chopping knife in the kitchen and cut the black thing out I would lie on my bed staring at the ceiling thinking about that knife and using all my limited powers of self-control to stop myself from going downstairs to get it."
Author: Alice Jamieson
3. "Ambrose's eyes shoot back to Charlotte and he nods. "She's changed, hasn't she? Charlotte, I mean.""Um, besides growing her hair long she doesn't seem to have changed much to me," I say, trying not to smile. "Why?""It's just that she seems so... in charge. I mean, she's always had her act together, but ever since she's been back she's seemed more confident or something. And now that she's Vincent's second... I guess I've always thought of her as a little sister. You know, the huggable kind you want to take care of. But now that I see her working with him and taking control... I mean... the girl is fierce."Ambrose's face shines with respect and a sort of curious awe, and I have to restrain myself from jumping up and cheering for the fact that it has finally happened. He has finally noticed what was right under his nose."
Author: Amy Plum
4. "The commander's talents are given greatest scope in rough hilly country. Mountains allow him too little real command over his scattered units and he is unable to control them all; in open country, control is a simple matter and does not test his ability to the fullest."
Author: Carl Von Clausewitz
5. "Science is a form of arrogance control."
Author: Carol Tavris
6. "The abiding western dominology can with religion sanction identify anything dark, profound, or fluid with a revolting chaos, an evil to be mastered, a nothing to be ignored. 'God had made us master organizers of the world to establish system where chaos reigns. He has made us adept in government that we may administer government among savages and senile peoples.' From the vantage point of the colonizing episteme, the evil is always disorder rather than unjust order; anarchy rather than control, darkness rather than pallor. To plead otherwise is to write 'carte blanche for chaos.' Yet those who wear the mark of chaos, the skins of darkness, the genders of unspeakable openings -- those Others of Order keep finding voice. But they continue to be muted by the bellowing of the dominant discourse."
Author: Catherine Keller
7. "It might have felt easier if she'd been able to say that she moved across the room to him in a trance, as if he were a vampire exerting some kind of mind control. That would have been a cop-out, though. Not to mention a lie. She was exquisitely aware of every movement she made as she uncurled her legs, rose from her chair and walked slowly and carefully around the end of the coffee table towards him. She felt the wide hem of her yoga pants sway around her ankles, felt the nap of the blue-and-green area rug and then the cool smoothness of the wooden floorboards beneath her feet. She felt the way the thick sofa cushions gave beneath her as she sat beside him and the pull of gravity when his heavier weight made a deeper depression that her body rolled naturally into...And then she felt everything."
Author: Christine Warren
8. "I've found that if I tell somebody 'Eat this and don't do that,' it's not only not helpful, it's counterproductive because even more than being healthy, we want to feel free and in control, and as soon as somebody tells us to do something, there's a tendency to do just the opposite."
Author: Dean Ornish
9. "I was in good control of my body, and I kept my head still."
Author: Dennis Eckersley
10. "So this," she said, "what's happening and what's going to happen, this isn't your fault. You can't control everything and not everything is your responsibility. At Croke Park you said something about how you don't want to drag me around after you so I can die beside you. I wanted to tell you then, but I didn't have the words and I didn't have the time. I'm here because I choose to be. You save my life. I save yours. That's how we work.""Until the end.""Until the end."
Author: Derek Landy
11. "You have the biggest impact on controlling, on affecting local lives as mayor. It's so much more important than being a state legislator."
Author: Dick Murphy
12. "People think footballers are all like robots - we can control everything on the pitch. But your heart is beating 200 times a minute; it's very, very physical."
Author: Didier Drogba
13. "Despite all of our efforts to control something, the world is much, much more powerful than us, and more deranged even than us."
Author: Errol Morris
14. "Jazz. Here in Germany it become something worse than a virus. We was all of us damn fleas, us Negroes and Jews and low-life hoodlums, set on playing that vulgar racket, seducing sweet blond kids into corruption and sex. It was a plague sent out by the dread black hordes, engineered by the Jews. Us Negroes, see, we was only half to blame - we just can't help it. Savages just got a natural feel for filthy rhythms, no self-control to speak of. But the Jews, brother, now they cooked up this jungle music on purpose. All part of their master plan to weaken Aryan youth, corrupt its janes, dilute its bloodlines."
Author: Esi Edugyan
15. "Well, we're just now seeing the reductions in mortgage rates. The mortgage rates are based on the ten-year rate and the Fed controls the overnight or the shorter rates."
Author: Franklin Raines
16. "We can't let it be controlled by the sorts of people who believe Voldemort was just some misunderstood sweetie who wanted everybody to be pals."
Author: G. Norman Lippert
17. "In threatening times like these, what good is a peace that demands a controlled environment? We need a peace of heart and mind to see us through the storm when our environment goes berserk."
Author: George Foster
18. "Roll on, thou deep and dark blue Ocean - roll!Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in vain;Man marks the earth with ruin - his controlStops with the shore."
Author: George Gordon Byron
19. "Every one with this writ may be a tyrant; if this commission be legal, a tyrant in a legal manner, also, may control, imprison, or murder any one within the realm."
Author: James Otis
20. "He was undone. His cock throbbed against his trousers and his whole body was poised, ready to explode. "Some day the time will come when I will take my time with you," he promised. "I'm certain at some point this madness that steals my control will cease." Mariah's lips parted in surprise at his statement. John was known for his restraint with lovers—how could it be that she stole that from him? She might have asked, but at that moment John stripped his shirt over his head and shucked his boots and trousers off. She could scarcely breathe, let alone speak, as she stared at him. They were naked together. She never would have dreamed that would ever happen. But here they were. He stepped forward and dragged her against him. His mouth came to hers again, rough and demanding, but utterly and sinfully pleasurable. She lost herself when he tasted her, sucking her tongue like he had laved her tingling nipple."
Author: Jess Michaels
21. "Me gusta saberlo todo, es una enfermedad. Me puede la ansiedad, necesito controlar todo lo que está a mi alrededor"
Author: Joël Dicker
22. ". . . have not some religions, including the most influential forms of Christianity, taught that the heart of man is totally corrupt? How could the course of religion in its entire sweep not be marked by practices that are shameful in their cruelty and lustfulness, and by beliefs that are degraded and intellectually incredible? What else than what we can find could be expected, in the case of people having little knowledge and no secure method of knowing; with primitive institutions, and with so little control of natural forces that they lived in a constant state of fear?"
Author: John Dewey
23. "Now here it was after all, preserved by some considerate hand with varnisch and wax. Preserved along with it, like stale air in an unopened room, was the well known fear which had surrounded and filled those days, so much of it that I hadn't even known it was there. Because, unfamiliar with the abscence of fear and what that was like, I had not been able to identify it's presence.Looking back now across fifteen years, I could see with great clarity the fear I had lived in, which must mean that in the interval I had succeeded in a very important undertaking: I must have made my escape from it.I felt fear's echo, and along with that I felt the unhinged, uncontrollable joy which had been its accompanient and opposite face, joy which had broken out sometimes in those days like Northern Lights across black sky"
Author: John Knowles
24. "Modern Armenia survived only because it was the single province controlled, and protected, by the Russian Empire. The rest of the territory within its historical borders is almost wholly devoid of ethnic Armenians."
Author: John Shimkus
25. "In contrast, the control you have in a theatre is very attractive to me."
Author: Judi Dench
26. "Modern bourgeois society with its relations of production, of exchange, and of property, a society that has conjured up such gigantic means of production and of exchange, is like the sorcerer, who is no longer able to control the powers of the nether world whom he has called up by his spells."
Author: Karl Marx
27. "I'm definitely a messy person... I know where everything is but I just can't organize. I don't make lists and find scripts on the laundry machine, and under my bed, or in the bathroom, kitchen. It's bad, I really need to take control."
Author: Katie Holmes
28. "You didn't get a choice in what happened to you. Neither didwe. But you have a choice in what happens now. We don't. You're the one in control and all we can do is sit on the sidelines and watch, even if youkeep making the wrong calls over and over again." We're obviously veering into sports metaphor territory. "We're not going to force you to doanything you aren't ready to do. You've had enough forced on you. But you have to make a decision about how long you're going to let this defineyour life."
Author: Katja Millay
29. "But insight doesn't necessarily produce self-control. Sometimes you just see your destructiveness more clearly."
Author: Keith Ablow
30. "A certain type of man, when he loves for the first time, his love is not really love, it is possession. Possessions don't have rights or feelings; they are something to owned and controlled. He had spent more than a year trying to do just that, and failing."
Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
31. "Personal law is simply the thought that controls your mind and your life more than any other thought. Finding that thought is the most valuable knowledge that you can have about yourself. It is like the leverage on personal change. It enables you to change very efficiently."
Author: Leonard Orr
32. "I don't think I like the idea that you just control me, but you get to do anything you like.""Ah, but that's because you don't understand the power exchange. Note that I used the word exchange. Listen, there are as many different ways to practice BDSM as there are people who practice it. I like to play. I like to know that my lover will turn to me when she needs something. I'll want to protect you. And I like to give you what you need. It makes me feel good. It makes me feel necessary."
Author: Lexi Blake
33. "Indeed, the modern arguments about the necessities and virtues of government control over the individual are but malign echoes of utopian prescriptions through the ages, which attempted to define subjugation as the most transcendent state of man."
Author: Mark R. Levin
34. "As you look back at your life, there are just a million different things that have happened, just in the right way, to allow you to make your dreams come true. And you know, someone has all that under control."
Author: Michael P. Anderson
35. "If you do not control the enemy, the enemy will control you"
Author: Miyamoto Musashi
36. "Grammar, which knows how to control even kings."
Author: Moliere
37. "If the future's looking dark, We're the ones who have to shine. If there's no one in control, We're the ones who draw the line. Though we live in trying times, We're the ones who have to try. And we know that time has wings, So we're the ones who have to fly."
Author: Neil Peart
38. "Tighe took control of his thoughts."You need to use the bathroom. When I tell you to, go into the house. Two cats will try to comein with you. You must let them in. Don't allow anyone to stop them. Once inside the house, you'llgo into the bathroom and close the door, pull down your pants, then curl up on the floor and go tosleep."The bastard's career would be over when they caught him, literally, with his pants down. But hedeserved it for kicking a cat."
Author: Pamela Palmer
39. "The idea of building grit and building self-control is that you get that through failure," Randolph told me. "And in most highly academic environments in the United States, no one fails anything."
Author: Paul Tough
40. "If a healing technique is demonstrated to have curative properties in properly controlled double-blind trials, it ceases to be alternative. It simply, as Diamond explains, becomes medicine."
Author: Richard Dawkins
41. "I'm careful, controlled, bodily conservative: if someone offered me a pill I'd only ever take a half."
Author: Roy Harper
42. "I knew I could control one thing, and that is my time and my hours and my effort and my efficiency."
Author: Ryan Seacrest
43. "My mother did all she could to control me, but at age 14 she sent me to a military school."
Author: Sam Donaldson
44. "I have complete artistic control, and I just do my best album every time and trust it to fate."
Author: Susannah McCorkle
45. "All love relationships are controlled by an element of fear—that of acting, or becoming, unworthy of the loved one's approbation."
Author: Sydney J. Harris
46. "I want you bound. And not on the outside. I'm working my way in.""Gideon—""I won't ever take it further than you can handle," he promised, his eyes glittering hotly in the muted lighting. "But I'll take you to the edge."I squirmed, both aroused and disturbed by the thought of giving up that much control. "Why?""Because you want to be mine and I want to possess you. We'll get there." His hand slid under my shirt and cupped my breast, his fingers rolling and tugging my nipple, igniting my body."
Author: Sylvia Day
47. "The amount of control you have over somebody if you can monitor internet activity is amazing."
Author: Tim Berners Lee
48. "Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence, seeing how you react. If you're in control, they're in control."
Author: Tom Landry
49. "Well … things are beginning to stack up a little," said Gordo. It was the same old sod-hut drawl. He sounded like the airline pilot who, having just slipped two seemingly certain mid-air collisions and finding himself in the midst of a radar fuse-out and control-tower dysarthria, says over the intercom: "Well, ladies and gentlemen, we'll be busy up here in the cockpit making our final approach into Pittsburgh, and so we want to take this opportunity to thank you for flying American and we hope we'll see you again real soon." It was second-generation Yeager, now coming from earth orbit. Cooper was having a good time. He knew everybody was in a sweat down below. But this was what he and the boys had wanted all along, wasn't it?"
Author: Tom Wolfe
50. "It is foolish to worry about something which is beyond your control – such as your life."
Author: Vikrant Parsai

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