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One can not love without opening oneself, and opening oneself, that's taking the risk of suffering. One does not have control.

Tags: Love, Suffering  ✍ Author: Isabelle Adjani

There is another side to chivalry. If it dispenses leniency, it may with equal justification invoke control.

Tags: Another, May  ✍ Author: Felix Adler

I sometimes think I might be autistic because I like to know - I need to know - my beginnings and my ends. I don't have to be in control of it, but I need to know what's going on.

Tags: Might, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Clay Aiken

The essence of a free government consists in an effectual control of rivalries.

Tags: Free, Government  ✍ Author: John Adams

The most perfect political community is one in which the middle class is in control, and outnumbers both of the other classes.

Tags: Perfect, Political  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Like any creative human being, I would like a bit more control so that it would be a little easier for me when the director says, 'One tear, right now,' that one tear would pop out.

Tags: Creative, Human  ✍ Author: Marilyn Monroe

Laws control the lesser man... Right conduct controls the greater one.

Tags: Great, Greater  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them but to inform their discretion.

Tags: Enough, Society  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

My mother put me on birth control as soon as I told her I wanted to go on it. I was 16. I was very young.

Tags: Mother, Young  ✍ Author: Morena Baccarin

The sky above us is something we have very little control of, and the space beyond is something we don't completely understand.

Tags: Sky, Understand  ✍ Author: Morena Baccarin

Gun control means being able to hit your target. If I have a 'hot button' issue, this is definitely it. Don't even think about taking my guns. My rights are not negotiable, and I am totally unwilling to compromise when it comes to the Second Amendment.

Tags: Able, Gun  ✍ Author: Michael Badnarik

The only thing that's in my control is to win ballgames and God is always taking care of me.

Tags: Care, God  ✍ Author: Dusty Baker

For me, as a beginning novelist, all other living writers form a control group for whom the world is a placebo.

Tags: Group, Living  ✍ Author: Nicholson Baker

Would I buy a cell phone for my 12-year-old?... No. I should have closer control over my child than that. He really shouldn't be in places where he needs to contact me by cell.

Tags: Child, Needs  ✍ Author: Stephen Baker

If you want to control other people, first control yourself.

Tags: Yourself  ✍ Author: Tammy Faye Bakker

The only people who have control over their careers are the ones you see on the covers of magazines. Everyone else is just plodding along making a living. The key is not to live over your means and overdo it.

Tags: Else, Living  ✍ Author: Adam Baldwin

Every legend, moreover, contains its residuum of truth, and the root function of language is to control the universe by describing it.

Tags: Truth, Universe  ✍ Author: James A. Baldwin

I am for socialism, disarmament, and, ultimately, for abolishing the state itself... I seek the social ownership of property, the abolition of the propertied class, and the sole control of those who produce wealth. Communism is the goal.

Tags: Goal, Social  ✍ Author: Roger Nash Baldwin

Since the pharmaceuticals don't make any money and they control the doctors. If the doctors don't make any money then all hell breaks loose. In communities like LA and New York they are using a lot of the youth for a test sight.

Tags: Hell, Money  ✍ Author: Afrika Bambaataa

I am attracted to characters who think they are in control, but their situation is uncontrollable.

Tags: Characters, Situation  ✍ Author: Eric Bana

I was backstage in Paris and saw Cindy Crawford doing House Of Style. I thought, I would love to to be in control of my career.

Tags: Career, Love  ✍ Author: Tyra Banks

Land: A part of the earth's surface, considered as property. The theory that land is property subject to private ownership and control is the foundation of modern society, and is eminently worthy of the superstructure.

Tags: Earth, Society  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

I'm not in control of my muse. My muse does all the work.

Tags: Muse, Work  ✍ Author: Ray Bradbury

Roll on, deep and dark blue ocean, roll. Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in vain. Man marks the earth with ruin, but his control stops with the shore.

Tags: Dark, Deep  ✍ Author: Lord Byron

If you're a movie actor, you're on your own - you cannot control the stage. The director controls it.

Tags: Actor, Cannot  ✍ Author: Michael Caine
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I fully acknowledge the value of the 'jury of three' and conventional A&R-led industry model, but strongly feel the Internet offers a new-style democracy that gives artists greater control of their careers and a different way to break out.

Tags: Democracy, Three  ✍ Author: John Callahan

The creative process is a process of surrender, not control.

Tags: Creative, Process  ✍ Author: Julia Cameron

No matter what your choices are, you truly have no control about what people think of you.

Tags: Choices, Matter  ✍ Author: Neve Campbell

I feel that directors at times are like the janitors on the set. I am the secretary, I am the organizer, I am the maid, and I ask if they have eaten or rested. The best things are always out of your control. It's those moments that surpass the imagination that are thrilling.

Tags: Best, Times  ✍ Author: Jane Campion

Marriage should be viewed as an institution ordained by God and should be out of the control of the state.

Tags: God, Marriage  ✍ Author: Thomas Campion

I don't blame or complain about things like the economy, the government, taxes, employees, gas prices, or any of the external things that I don't have control over. The only thing I have control over is my response to these things.

Tags: Blame, Government  ✍ Author: Jack Canfield

Our nation's immigration policy has been of top concern in recent years, and for good reason. With between eight and twelve million illegal aliens in the United States, it is obviously a problem out of control.

Tags: Good, Problem  ✍ Author: Chris Cannon

I grew up in a military family, and there's something about that military-style uniform, all cleaned up, a brutal control effort the military necessarily breeds.

Tags: Effort, Family  ✍ Author: Joseph Cannon

The priests say that God created our souls, and that just puts us under the control of another puppeteer. If God created our will, then he's responsible for every choice we make.

Tags: Another, God  ✍ Author: Orson Scott Card

I don't feel that I have to control every aspect of things that I appear in. You learn a lot performing someone else's writing.

Tags: Someone, Writing  ✍ Author: Steve Carell

It the British System is the most gigantic system of slavery the world has yet seen, and therefore it is that freedom gradually disappears from every country over which England is enabled to obtain control.

Tags: Country, Freedom  ✍ Author: Henry Charles Carey

Religion is just mind control.

Tags: Mind, Religion  ✍ Author: George Carlin

I'm the first to admit this whole salary thing is getting out of control. In the final analysis, it's still about the work.

Tags: Whole, Work  ✍ Author: Jim Carrey

As long as your body is healthy and under control and death is distant, try to save your soul; when death is immanent what can you do?

Tags: Death, Try  ✍ Author: George Washington Carver

I don't try to control my days.

Tags: Days, Try  ✍ Author: Paulo Coelho

Unless you look like Brad Pitt, it's really hard to have full control of your character.

Tags: Character, Hard  ✍ Author: Vincent D\'Onofrio

People who are extremely inside their head, like he was, are caught in a neurosis that goes round and round. Then something will hook them and take them to their end and they can't control it.

Tags: End, Head  ✍ Author: Vincent D\'Onofrio

Nicaragua is a World Bank and International Monetary Fund designated 'heavily indebted poor country,' with little legal ability to control its economic future: Everything is for sale. And once Nicaraguans decide to cash in and sell their houses or farms, they have to look far inland for anything affordable.

Tags: Future, Legal  ✍ Author: Dinesh D\'Souza

So what exactly are the rewards of resentment. It is always a relief to know that the reason we have failed in life is not because we lack the talent, energy, or determination to succeed, but because of a factor that is beyond our control and that has loaded the dice decisively against us.

Tags: Energy, Life  ✍ Author: Theodore Dalrymple

Every time I make a movie, I'm prepared for it to become influential and career-defining - but I have no control over these things.

Tags: Become, Time  ✍ Author: Claire Danes

One year they asked me to be poster boy - for birth control.

Tags: Boy, Year  ✍ Author: Rodney Dangerfield

The highest possible stage in moral culture is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts.

Tags: Moral, Thoughts  ✍ Author: Charles Darwin

When I passed the age of 50, I learned how to control my emotions.

Tags: Age, Learned  ✍ Author: Mahmoud Darwish

I'm always like, 'I can't believe I sound like my mother.' I remember running out of the house telling, 'Put your shoes on or you're going to get sick!' That's an old wives' tale, but it's like some weird mind control that I would be like that.

Tags: Mind, Mother  ✍ Author: Eileen Davidson

I vertically center things in tables a lot, and the fact that there is no way to control vertical positioning in divs affects the way we do things across the board.

Tags: Board, Fact  ✍ Author: John Davidson

Other than marriage, she doesn't control me and I don't control her.

Tags: Her, Marriage  ✍ Author: Gavyn Davies

Cancer touches every family in one way or another. As other diseases are brought under control, cancer is set to become the number one killer, and is already in epidemic proportions worldwide.

Tags: Become, Family  ✍ Author: Paul Davies

Never give up and don't ask why because every situation does not need an answer. I'm a firm believer that I don't worry about anything I can't control.

Tags: Give, Why  ✍ Author: Eric Davis

Circumstances are beyond human control, but our conduct is in our own power.

Tags: Human, Power  ✍ Author: Benjamin Disraeli

I cannot always control what goes on outside. But I can always control what goes on inside.

Tags: Cannot, Goes  ✍ Author: Wayne Dyer

You cannot always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside.

Tags: Cannot, Goes  ✍ Author: Wayne Dyer

It makes no sense to worry about things you have no control over because there's nothing you can do about them, and why worry about things you do control? The activity of worrying keeps you immobilized.

Tags: Sense, Why  ✍ Author: Wayne Dyer

I know one lab that studies nicotine receptors and all the scientists are smokers, and another lab that studies impulse control and they're all overweight.

Tags: Another, Studies  ✍ Author: Lawrence Eagleburger

It takes tremendous discipline to control the influence, the power you have over other people's lives.

Tags: Lives, Power  ✍ Author: Clint Eastwood

I have a very strict gun control policy: if there's a gun around, I want to be in control of it.

Tags: Gun, Policy  ✍ Author: Clint Eastwood

I want people to see that I'm a real person, I overreact, I cry, I'm emotional. If I come across as perfect and in control, that wouldn't be who I really am.

Tags: Emotional, Real  ✍ Author: Tamara Ecclestone

But through experience I learned to control my body and locate the ball.

Tags: Experience, Learned  ✍ Author: Dennis Eckersley

I was in good control of my body, and I kept my head still.

Tags: Body, Good  ✍ Author: Dennis Eckersley

You never really know as an actor; it's completely out of your control, in terms of editing, and music, and film stock, shot selection, and what takes they use.

Tags: Film, Music  ✍ Author: Aaron Eckhart

What a man's mind can create, man's character can control.

Tags: Character, Mind  ✍ Author: Thomas A. Edison

I think that it is our intention to deny cancer any control over us.

Tags: Cancer, Intention  ✍ Author: Elizabeth Edwards

Secondly, the Government of Sudan should commit to the disarmament and control of the Janjaweed militia and ensure that the targeting of civilians ceases immediately.

Tags: Commit, Government  ✍ Author: Jan Egeland

First of all, we were never not speaking. It's gotten so blown out of proportion. It was a very straightforward difference of opinion. I think because we were so private and refused to talk about it, these stories just got out of control.

Tags: Opinion, Talk  ✍ Author: Julie Nixon Eisenhower

Remember, either you control your money or it will control you.

Tags: Money, Remember  ✍ Author: T. Harv Eker

A woman who demands further gun control legislation is like a chicken who roots for Colonel Sanders.

Tags: Gun, Woman  ✍ Author: Larry Elder

Unless you're the director on the movie, or putting up the money for the movie, you really don't have a lot of control.

Tags: Money, Movie  ✍ Author: Bret Easton Ellis

Control thy passions lest they take vengence on thee.

Tags: Passions, Thy  ✍ Author: Nora Ephron

Back in those days intimidation was the greatest tool the drill instructor had. Without that tool, he would not have had control.

Tags: Days, Greatest  ✍ Author: R. Lee Ermey

The drill instructor must have total and complete control. Mindless obedience is what he's after.

Tags: After, Complete  ✍ Author: R. Lee Ermey

I believe that birth control is just like every other medication even though it's a controlled substance.

Tags: Birth, Though  ✍ Author: Rima Fakih

So, this war is against the Islam that the West does not control.

Tags: Islam, War  ✍ Author: Louis Farrakhan

As a result of that, America desires a moderate Islam; an Islam that America can control; an Islam that America can give direction to and give orders to its leaders.

Tags: Give, Islam  ✍ Author: Louis Farrakhan

On the other hand, I think it is wonderful for everyone to take ballet classes, at any age. It gives you a discipline, it gives you a place to go. It gives you some control in your life.

Tags: Age, Life  ✍ Author: Suzanne Farrell

Why does a three-year-old, and it's usually boys, want to drive the tractor or have machinery and be in control of it? I don't know. Why wouldn't you ask to boil a kettle or something? Maybe you would, I dunno.

Tags: Ask, Why  ✍ Author: Michael Fassbender

One of the really remarkably beneficial aspects of genetic engineering is that much of the previous methodology for controlling pests and so forth is through chemicals that affect a very broad spectrum of insects, for example, or fungicides that control fungi.

Tags: Example, Insects  ✍ Author: Roger Federer

You need to have one element about your outfit that is imperfect, that says you live in it and you're not letting it control you. I think men and women both need a softness about them with formal wear.

Tags: Men, Women  ✍ Author: Paul Feig

I believe in local control of education.

Tags: Education, Local  ✍ Author: Russ Feingold

Tea Party people know that I stood against the Wall Street scam from Day One, that I voted against TARP, that I voted against repealing Glass-Steagall Act that kept these guys under some control.

Tags: Act, Against  ✍ Author: Russ Feingold

The most important lesson that I have learned is to trust God in every circumstance. Lots of times we go through different trials and following God's plan seems like it doesn't make any sense at all. God is always in control and he will never leave us.

Tags: God, Trust  ✍ Author: Allyson Felix

One of the things that you're not really in control of - apart from everything - is your smell.

Tags: Apart, Smell  ✍ Author: Julian Fellowes

Whenever I run into prejudice. I smile and feel sorry for them, and I say to myself, There's one more argument for birth control.

Tags: Smile, Sorry  ✍ Author: Freddy Fender

I gave up so many things. It wasn't that I was out of control - it was just years of eating anything I wanted. I wouldn't eat a whole pizza, but if I wanted pizza two or three times a week, I didn't think to limit myself. So I just cut out all the stuff that I viewed as unhealthy.

Tags: Wanted, Whole  ✍ Author: Jerry Ferrara

With the piano I'm completely in control of the gestural situation-not that I'm going to play the piece myself, but I know what's difficult, what's impossible.

Tags: Difficult, Impossible  ✍ Author: Luc Ferrari

I have been extremely lucky; I am a person who is currently living with a cancer that is under control.

Tags: Living, Lucky  ✍ Author: Geraldine Ferraro

There are certain things I will automate, but when it comes to quality control, I want to keep a very close eye.

Tags: Keep, Quality  ✍ Author: Tim Ferriss

There is no line of demarcation between the amateurs and the pros; everyone is using the same tactics and playing in the same arenas. The only thing that separates them is radio, but the artist doesn't control who goes to radio and who doesn't.

Tags: Between, Everyone  ✍ Author: Lupe Fiasco

You can't control it once you turn it into the label, so there's the expectation that it'll leak a week before the album comes out. That's the world we live in.

Tags: Once, Week  ✍ Author: Lupe Fiasco

Now I feel and I say all the time that vanity is, like, long gone. I'm really free of worrying about what I look like, because it's out of my shaky hands. I don't control it. So why would I waste one second of my life worrying about it?

Tags: Life, Time  ✍ Author: Michael J. Fox

I can't always control my body the way I want to, and I can't control when I feel good or when I don't. I can control how clear my mind is. And I can control how willing I am to step up if somebody needs me.

Tags: Good, Mind  ✍ Author: Michael J. Fox

The strongest and most effective force in guaranteeing the long-term maintenance of power is not violence in all the forms deployed by the dominant to control the dominated, but consent in all the forms in which the dominated acquiesce in their own domination.

Tags: Power, Violence  ✍ Author: Robert Frost

I've learned that you simply can't control those bad vibes.

Tags: Bad, Learned  ✍ Author: Kenny G

Taming the financial markets and winning back democratic control over them is the central condition for creating a new social balance in Germany and Europe.

Tags: Social, Winning  ✍ Author: Sigmar Gabriel

It's particularly important for a young woman to be in control of her image - to a certain extent. I mean, there's only so much you can do, because people take photos with you and then all of a sudden they pop up all over the place, they're completely out of context and you have no control over how they're used.

Tags: Mean, Woman  ✍ Author: Sarah Gadon

Charter schools are public schools that operate, to a certain extent, outside the system. They have more control over their teachers, curriculum and resources. They also have less money than public schools.

Tags: Less, Money  ✍ Author: Liam Gallagher

In Europe, it appears that in the name of democracy, elites are pursuing an autocratic, centralized power, seeking economic control and social regimentation.

Tags: Democracy, Power  ✍ Author: Liam Gallagher
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