Controlling Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Controlling Quotes from famous authors such as Jacob Ruppert, Heather Mac Donald, Keith Miller, Jeremy Corbyn, James Fenimore Cooper. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!

It would be impossible for me to say when the idea of becoming an owner first came to me. Probably it was a gradual process. The first time the matter was brought to my attention in a concrete form, however, was when Charles Murphy was selling out his controlling interest in the Chicago Cubs.
Jacob Ruppert
Obamacare’s terrifyingly cumbersome, competition-hostile apparatus for controlling medical costs is one of its most obvious flaws.
Heather Mac Donald
A lot of us have jobs where we need to give people structure but that is different from controlling.
Keith Miller
We oppose the benefit cap. We oppose social cleansing. We will bring the welfare bill down by controlling rents and boosting wages, not by impoverishing families and socially cleansing our communities.
Jeremy Corbyn
The very existence of government at all, infers inequality. The citizen who is preferred to office becomes the superior to those who are not, so long as he is the repository of power, and the child inherits the wealth of the parent as a controlling law of society.
James Fenimore Cooper
I don’t care what political party is controlling China right now. All I know is we are all Chinese.
Alex Chiu
I respect opinions, I don’t give opinions on them. I learnt to respect them. And I also have a very clear opinion on Rivaldo. He was a great player and the image that comes to me is of him controlling the ball on the chest and scoring in Barcelona. The most beautiful thing in this world. That’s my opinion.
If a superhero is a community superhero, then is he going to protect his community by controlling everything? If he decides to control crime, does that make him a crime boss? Does that make him a criminal?
Cheo Hodari Coker
Directors didn’t want to work with me because I was ‘too controlling.’ If it had been a man, it wouldn’t have meant a damn thing.
Goldie Hawn
We’re failing when it comes to controlling spending.
Lindsey Graham
Comedy is very controlling – you are making people laugh.
Gilda Radner
Decades before we were able to articulate the value of ‘getting out of the building’ and the Lean Startup, the value in having skunk works controlling their own distribution was starkly evident.
Steve Blank
True as this is, it is also true that for one who won through there were many who gained nothing, and it was, and is, the sheer weight of numbers of those who failed of this that has made their influence on the modern life as pervasive and controlling as it is.
Ralph Adams Cram
Anyone who knows how difficult it is to keep a secret among three men – particularly if they are married – knows how absurd is the idea of a worldwide secret conspiracy consciously controlling all mankind by its financial power; in real, clear analysis.
Oswald Mosley
It’s modern football – having the ball, controlling the game, and being well positioned when you lose possession.
Marcos Alonso
So much of boxing is to do with your mental state. Evander Holyfield talks about spirit. I definitely have that spirit and feel like I’ve got something special inside me. It’s about me bringing it out, controlling it and using it to become world champion.
Daniel Dubois
As a player, you just want to focus on controlling the controllables.
Carli Lloyd
One of the strengths of Adani is that, because we are controlling mines, ships, ports and logistics, we are the cheapest solution provider for end users.
Gautam Adani
Dragon’s Lair 3D is about as close as you can come to controlling an animated feature film.
Don Bluth
I think the Fed is not designed to have effective tools to deal with the economy. It should settle for just controlling the money supply. And – if it insists, it can worry about inflation.
Jeremy Grantham
I’ve never been crazy when it comes to controlling my diet. I just avoid processed foods, don’t mix carbs and make sure I get my protein. I’m a carnivore. I love my wild game and especially my buffalo meat.
Diego Sanchez
When I’m out there, it’s just me. Nobody’s controlling me, and I can do whatever I want to do. I’m my own man.
Powers Boothe
For one thing, I would like to see some new faces in all sports associations. Often you have the same people controlling a sport. They may change their designations or they may be controlling affairs from behind the curtain even when they don’t have any role officially.
P. T. Usha
Kids are different from adults. They are not as developed as far as brain science, controlling impulses, and maturity, and fall prey to all kinds of pressures.
Greg Boyle
Human beings are accustomed to think of intellect as the power of having and controlling ideas and of ability to learn as synonymous with ability to have ideas. But learning by having ideas is really one of the rare and isolated events in nature.
Edward Thorndike
Juggling is sometimes called the art of controlling patterns, controlling patterns in time and space.
Ronald Graham
My way of coping with the day to day news cycle, which can be a lot, following every undulation of the news, I think it’s really psychologically harmful, so I check in, but I check in on a slower cycle. That’s my way of controlling my emotional response to fairly dark times.
Morgan Spector
I keep my mind on track, and I don’t get mad, and I don’t get frustrated. Well, I do… but creative work, it’s a way of controlling all that.
Ry Cooder
Of the alternatives we face in controlling long-term spending growth, moving Medicare to a voucher system seems only mildly unfortunate – and nothing as compared with a debt-driven economic crisis that could stem from inaction.
Jacob Weisberg
If marriage really is a sacred institution, then why is the government controlling it, especially in a nation that affirms separation of church and state?
Tony Campolo
Reason is a harmonising, controlling force rather than a creative one.
Bertrand Russell
I always said that Messi has some talent that no one has. I mean, he has the ball and his speed controlling the ball. The ball doesn’t go two metres far from his foot; it’s always there. It’s impossible to catch him. This talent I didn’t see from anyone.
Gerard Pique
If we go on your iPhone and go to the dictionary and look up ‘humble,’ 80 per cent of the definition is negative. It’s a controlling word. It’s a way to control the masses and to control the sheep.
Kanye West
I think sometimes my controlling instincts came out of a fear of other people.
Gary Kemp
I think a lot of times people look at me and say, ‘Well, we can’t possibly hand a show over to her to run.’ It seemed like executives would be worried about me controlling a room and having power, and I’d say, ‘Oh, I can control a room. I can give an order like nobody’s business.’
Allison Schroeder
The state controlling a woman would mean denying her full autonomy and full equality.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
You don’t always just have to do an indie movie to feel like you’re controlling it with a few people that you really have connected with, creatively. You can do it on a bigger scale.
Kristen Stewart
Sometimes it is a way of controlling others, including family members, because you don’t know how to connect to them in any other way. Money can also serve as a scorecard to indicate how well you are doing, the impact you are having, if you are winning.
Justine Musk
When 8chan came back online, it was extremely unstable. I was trying to post on it to see if it worked. And it was not working at all for me, but somehow, Q’ was posting. And that was kind of the moment for me that sealed the deal If they had not already been controlling it before, they were controlling it now.
Fredrick Brennan
Cooking is actually quite aggressive and controlling and sometimes, yes, there is an element of force-feeding going on.
Nigella Lawson
The Internet is the hope of an integrated world without frontiers, a common world without controlling owners, a world of opportunities and equality. This is a utopia that we have been dreaming about and is a world in which each and every one of us are protagonists of a destiny that we have in our hands.
Laura Chinchilla
For me, it’s better to live without looking over your shoulder, worrying about who is controlling your phone, maybe poisoning your food.
Bahman Ghobadi
It must be possible to solve the task of controlling nature and yet simultaneously create a new freedom.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
I like lists, I’m controlling, I like order. I’m difficult on every level.
Sandra Bullock
Just when you think you’ve got your kids figured out, they change on you. For somebody who’s controlling, you can’t control it. Of course, I don’t think I’m controlling, but that’s what I’ve been told!
Michelle Pfeiffer
The real world is far too complex and unpredictable to make something like the idea of humanity controlling its own evolution or engineering itself – well, I wouldn’t say impossible but it should be approached with a degree of caution.
Ken MacLeod
As a director, there is nothing more fun than seeing an audience screaming and jumping. You are the ultimate puppet master, controlling the emotions of the audience.
Fede Alvarez
The first two days that I rode a horse, I had someone controlling it with a rope around its neck.
Abhimanyu Singh
It became clear to me by 1984 that Microsoft was likely going to be the big winner in the PC software apps and operating system category, partly because of the dynamics of owning and controlling the operating system: that gave you enormous power, and I came to see Bill Gates was fierce competitor.
Mitch Kapor
Characters in TV and theatre tend to experience a lot of conflict, so I push myself through sport to physical and emotional levels that hurt so I’ve some other reference for extreme experience that isn’t me shouting at my girlfriend or my mum. It’s a way of controlling the uncontrollable.
Elliot Cowan
We can use techniques in modifying things, in controlling things, but the first impulse has to be something that you simply cannot make just out of technique, or else it becomes perfectly evident that it is nothing but technique that you’re exercising.
Leo Ornstein
Among the many important provisions in the energy bill are the creation of an estimated half million new jobs, increased oil production, blackout protection, controlling fertilizer costs by stabilizing natural gas prices and enacting new efficiency benchmarks.
Paul Gillmor
It really bothers me when a guy is controlling. Don’t just say ‘I’m picking the place’ – ask me where I want to go!
Cassie Scerbo
It’s all about controlling the huddle one play at a time and knowing my assignment, knowing my progression and where I’ve got to go with the ball.
Mitchell Trubisky
Controlling President Trump seems incredibly difficult.
James G. Stavridis
People learn. If you market somebody, let’s say GSP, a lot of people were saying he was doing boring fights because he was taking the guys down and controlling them, but he was winning, and he was the guy who selling the most.
Demian Maia
When you talk about fantasy, the usual problem is that whilst you’ve got the world of imagination, there are no controlling forces.
Raymond E. Feist
Money is not of the devil. It depends on who’s controlling it.
Black people need to share collective dollars and demand equal representation, and the way you do that is by controlling their own economy and putting money behind candidates.
Killer Mike
My mother wasn’t controlling at all. She was a stabilizing force who grew up on a farm in Pennsylvania. Now it’s the big circle game. Taking care of her is a great blessing for me. I’ll tuck her into bed, kiss her on the cheek, wipe up the mess on her blouse from whatever she spilled.
Christine Ebersole
Anyone who seeks to destroy the passions instead of controlling them is trying to play the angel.
History is rife with examples of governments taking actions to ‘protect’ their citizens from harm by controlling access to information and inhibiting freedom of expression and other freedoms outlined in The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We must make sure, collectively, that the Internet avoids a similar fate.
Vint Cerf
There are so many classic Big Brother warning books: the Internet is a horrible, controlling thing, as if it has a consciousness or political agenda.
Joshua Cohen
If we become aware of what’s happening before we act, behaviour becomes a function of choice rather than a result of an impulse or trigger. You begin to control your world more as opposed to the outside world controlling you.
Marshall Goldsmith
To be honest with you, I worry about concentration of ownership in media, where you have a handful of media conglomerates largely controlling what we see, hear and read.
Bernie Sanders
Business is fun. Controlling your own destiny is fun. Creating an idea and turning it into a movie; finding an artist and guiding their career and bringing them to some type of status – there’s joy in that.
Queen Latifah
To make sense of bossiness, we need to tease apart two fundamental aspects of social hierarchy that are often lumped together: power and status. Power lies in holding a formal position of authority or controlling important resources. Status involves being respected or admired.
Adam Grant
My father was a very controlling man, and it was a big relief to get away from that.
Cornelia Parker
I love hitting the ball, controlling the ball. And yeah, even the roar of the crowd. I enjoy the roar of the crowd probably less than some players and more than some. But I’m not out here to be a celebrity.
David Duval
I definitely don’t want someone who’s controlling. I don’t want someone who feels like they can skirt around being supportive. To me, a partner is someone who has your back no matter what.
Andi Dorfman
I am not naturally that thin, so I had to go through everything from using drugs to diet pills to laxatives to fasting. Those were my main ways of controlling my weight.
Carre Otis
Bigger-budgeted films have more restrictions and less freedom to create. Because of this, I try to find freedom in the people I work with. I often work in ways I don’t want to. It’s more about controlling the situation. Lower-budget films are freer.
Takashi Miike
In Britain, the big supermarkets dominate our food chain. British supermarkets are some of the best in the world at controlling, manipulating and delivering cheap food.
Arthur Potts Dawson
My father was a mean, controlling and manipulative person for most of his life. He was unpredictable and unstable.
Joyce Meyer
You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as you dominant aspiration.
James Allen
You have to do a good job controlling the things you can control for performance and not get distracted by all the noise.
Tim Henman
In traditional societies, we have a long legacy of men controlling the body and mind of women. Such societies have valorised motherhood and fabricated concepts like chastity. Women have been the victims of these notions for thousands of years.
Taslima Nasrin
There was time I was 105 kg, and whenever I used to see myself in the mirror, I used to ask myself, ‘What is this?’ So there was only one solution and that is controlling your diet and then hit the gym.
Mahesh Manjrekar
What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear; that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it.
Jiddu Krishnamurti
I have spoken honestly about being born into a home where there was discord and chaos. I saw my mom have a rough time with my dad being very controlling, which is why I push back whenever I feel like someone is trying to box me in. It makes me run for the hills.
Christina Aguilera
You have to protect it too, you can’t let just any stupid person take it and do something demoralizing with it. At the same time, I don’t believe in being so rigid about controlling what happens either.
Paul Auster
In 2014, I bought controlling interest in Pro Football Focus. At the time we had 60 employees evaluating every player on every play of the NFL season.
Cris Collinsworth
I always feel like the odd mom out, because trust me when I tell you I’m on my girls. And every time I am, I know from the outside it looks like I’m an overbearing, controlling parent. But I don’t think we have any responsibility to anybody else but our kids and ourselves.
Brooke Shields
Corporations always are controlling things, and we have the ability every day to do something about that. Every day.
Ali Shaheed Muhammad
The effect of robotization would be profoundly different if, say, truckers possessed their own autonomous vehicles rather than a corporation controlling them all.
Alissa Quart
There are times I’m approaching turns with my right hand on the brake lever, I’m downshifting with my fingers, I’m controlling the throttle with my left hand and steering into the corner with only one hand on the wheel. I feel a bit like Jimi Hendrix: I play with both my hands.
Alex Zanardi
The whole thing about writing a play is that it’s all about controlling the flow of information traveling from the stage to the audience. It’s a stream of information, but you’ve got your hand on the tap, and you control in which order the audience receives it and with what emphasis, and how you hold it all together.
Tom Stoppard
In football you need opponents, competition because if you are alone with two or three clubs controlling everything you don’t have any competition.
Marco van Basten
For decades, Saddam and his Sunni minority had imposed their will on Iraq, carrying on a 14-century tradition of Sunnis controlling Mesopotamia despite a Shiite majority.
Richard Engel
So many of these decisions are made in a vacuum with a bunch of men sitting around a table deciding what a woman’s rights should be, what our access to health care, trying to control women by controlling our bodies.
Gretchen Whitmer
I’m living on this positive mind frame where I’m only attracting positive things. I’m controlling my energy, I’m eating right, I’m meditating, I’m in the gym, I’m doing all this stuff I’m supposed to be doing. I’m past that young, immature way of thinking. I just want to be great.
Shameik Moore
We humans actually need help controlling our impulses – nudges.
Richard Thaler
In medicine as well as in romantic poetry, it is the heart that is the center and controlling mechanics of life. If the heart stops, life stops. The loss of sight doesn’t not mean death. Yet for ages, the eyes was believed to contain a human being’s vital essence – a not wholly irrational belief.
Henry Grunwald
Obama cannot erase the Second Amendment without crippling or controlling exercise of the First Amendment.
Wayne LaPierre
When I started out in fashion, everything had to be very structured and tight and controlling, and now I’m getting to a point where I think – I could wear a great big parka, that could be quite fabulous. I haven’t always got to show off my size, show off my shape. It’s a turning point for me.
Victoria Beckham
I said on the equality side of it, that it is essential to a woman’s equality with man that she be the decision-maker, that her choice be controlling.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
It actually makes perfect sense why women in Hollywood get so skinny: because it’s a way of controlling how people see you.
Julia Stiles
My father was actually controlling and abusive.
Vidya Vox
It was Tim Burton’s ‘Batman’ in, what, ’89, I think? What we could see was there was someone behind the curtain controlling all of this, and you could see it from one Tim Burton film to the next, that the guy who made ‘Edward Scissorhands’ also made ‘Batman.’ You could connect the dots because his style was so distinct.
Ross Duffer
For most of the Latinos in our nation, merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable would mean one company controlling their window to the world of culture and entertainment.
Tony Cardenas
I have a very toxic combination of being completely determined, inflexible, controlling and being totally shy, guilty at hurting anyone’s feelings, hypersensitive to other people’s needs – and it’s just paralysing.
James Murphy
And that will increasingly dawn on people. The demand for controlling the commanding heights will grow.
Barbara Castle
I feel truth, beauty, love, grief, anger, intimacy & alive in my body… Women in the global south live in their bodies much more than we in the global north. Not as distracted by patriarchy’s controlling images – They know power is in their bodies. I am deeply grateful for the women who showed me the way home.
Jodie Evans
It’s almost as if we each have a vampire inside us. Controlling that beast, that dark side, is what fascinates me.
Sheryl Lee
It was always my dream to be a director. A lot of it had to do with controlling my own destiny, because as a young actor you feel at everyone’s disposal. But I wanted to become a leader in the business.
Ron Howard
The directing of a picture involves coming out of your individual loneliness and taking a controlling part in putting together a small world. A picture is made. You put a frame around it and move on. And one day you die. That is all there is to it.
John Huston
To place a man in a multi-stage rocket and project him into the controlling gravitational field of the moon where the passengers can make scientific observations, perhaps land alive, and then return to earth – all that constitutes a wild dream worthy of Jules Verne.
Lee De Forest
I realised that if you get yourself labeled as the funny one, people don’t look any further. I’ve used that as I’ve got older. It’s controlling: I decide what part of my personality you’re seeing. I don’t want you to look at me, I really don’t. I don’t want you to comment on my clothes, my hair or the way I look.
Catherine Tate
Hitchcock’s got a very interesting voice; it’s a very controlled, measured rhythm that’s quite slow and, in that sense, also felt quite controlling in its pace. He retained something from his childhood, that London sound, as well as adopting some of the L.A. sounds… All of this helps you create the character.
Toby Jones
The economy is governed through cartel agreements and monopoly. The attorney general is the one who’s controlling funds. There is no free business in Georgia.
Bidzina Ivanishvili
If the communist party is controlling China, they represent China.
Alex Chiu
I think there was a time when I was too strict and controlling. I think I asphyxiated my children.
Donatella Versace
The term ‘alpha female’ originated in my field of animal behavior, but has acquired new meaning. It refers to women who are in charge, for example, by flirting and dating on their own terms. It is also used maliciously for a loud-mouthed, controlling woman who has no patience with deviating opinions.
Frans de Waal
The Israeli lobby has clout in the U.S., which means that re-arranging the region and controlling its resources one way or another, will serve Israel through its control over the American administration.
Bashar al-Assad
Gun control means control. It means control for the government and the government starts controlling the people.
Luke Scott
As footballers, we do get lazy sometimes and take the ball with our preferred foot to control it, but that split second of controlling it with your left foot and playing with your right can make all the difference in creating a chance or scoring a goal.
Kyle Walker
The guitar is a funny instrument because you have bendable strings and distortion – there’s a potential for noise. It is more exposing. Actually controlling the instrument, using proper vibrato, bending notes in tune, not fretting too hard, controlling the noise is a skill in itself that takes many years.
John Petrucci
I used to be very controlling with visuals and editing, and I would pretty much craft the performances; now I have learned to trust the material and the actors.
Alfonso Cuaron
I had no intention of being a film producer, and I knew I wasn’t passionate about engineering. I was always set on having my own business, controlling my own destiny.
Will Packer
There’s no controlling Billie – she’s an authentic person. She’s strong-willed and speaks her own mind, but she also listens to reason.
Maggie Baird
When you’re No. 1 contender for five years, and you know who’s controlling things, you’ll do something you’re not proud of.
Jake LaMotta
Of course, fighting is one of the most emotional things that you can possibly do. You have to constantly deal with your emotions, especially myself. I have so many that that’s where I get my energy from. But it’s a matter of controlling them, and yeah, I just don’t let nothing affect me.
Rose Namajunas
When you have solved the problem of controlling the attention of the child, you have solved the entire problem of its education.
Maria Montessori
There is no need for use of torture instruments such as ankush for controlling the elephants. We can do it with the help of verbal commands.
Mark Shand
The principle that a central bank, charged with controlling inflation, should be independent from the government is unassailable. It may also be true that it’s easier for the central bank to guard its independence from political pressure when it mainly holds government securities.
Janet Yellen
A government capable of controlling the whole, and bringing its force to a point, is one of the prerequisites for national liberty. We combine in society, with an expectation to have our persons and properties defended against unreasonable exactions either at home or abroad.
Oliver Ellsworth
Now is the most exciting time in fashion. Women are controlling their destiny now, the consumer is more knowledgeable, and I have to be better every single day.
Oscar de la Renta
My roommate and my boyfriend, they both know I am compulsive and controlling.
Christina Ricci
What the Court really has refused to recognize is the fundamental interest all individuals have in controlling the nature of their intimate associations.
Harry A. Blackmun
At the end of the day, it is about doing your best work – controlling what you can control and not trying to control what you can’t.
Nina Tassler
Any ‘network neutrality’ rule should be designed to forbid phone or cable companies from controlling the Internet.
Marvin Ammori
My art is not limited to the songs I create but also to the reaction it creates. I like to sit back and look at the whole thing as if it’s a tornado that I’m controlling. It’s creating chaos. When you create chaos, ideas are turned upside down, and everybody looks at things in a different way.
Marilyn Manson
A codependent person is one who has let another person’s behavior affect him or her and who is obsessed with controlling that person’s behavior.
Melody Beattie
When you become a parent, or a teacher, you turn into a manager of this whole system. You become the person controlling the bubble of innocence around a child, regulating it.
Kazuo Ishiguro
The U.S. and Britain are incapable of controlling all of Iraq.
Bashar al-Assad
I wouldn’t say I’m a very controlling person. For instance, when I talk to the actors, I don’t tell them exactly what I want because I want them to surprise me. I even encourage them to change some of the verses of the script if they need to.
Alejandro Amenabar
I am a terrible mixture of being organized, controlling, but chaotic. My desk is monstrous.
Elizabeth Hurley
A lot of jobs today are being automated; what happens when you extend that concept to very important areas of society like law enforcement? What happens if you start controlling the behavior of criminals or people in general with software-running machines? Those questions, they look like they’re sci-fi but they’re not.
Jose Padilha
All religions, if you shrink them down, are all about controlling women’s sexuality.
Mona Eltahawy
I’ve always been obsessed with the grain of the human voice. It’s the ultimate instrument, there’s this whole level of virtuosity and poetry, a sort of athleticism, of controlling your voice.
Oneohtrix Point Never
Control and surrender have to be kept in balance. That’s what surfers do – take control of the situation, then be carried, then take control. In the last few thousand years, we’ve become incredibly adept technically. We’ve treasured the controlling part of ourselves and neglected the surrendering part.
Brian Eno
Historically, more media has been consumed sitting in front of the television than any other device. Controlling this screen has been the goal of major technology, consumer electronic, and telecommunications companies.
Jay Samit
The power of the American system of republicanism lies in its capacity to allow religious belief to be a competing, not a controlling, factor in American life.
Jon Meacham
Because I was a shy and awkward child, I used humour to deflect attention. It was a controlling mechanism. Because I could use it to control my image.
Catherine Tate
Money is hardly neutral. Its connection to power makes it a highly charged social phenomenon and a mediator of relationships. Because it has historically been controlled by men, it has given men a tool for controlling women.
Ann Cotton
Widespread use of antibiotics promotes the spread of antibiotic resistance. Smart use of antibiotics is the key to controlling its spread.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Russia is so feudal in its system of patronage and reward that it is virtually impossible for a leader to hand over power without controlling his successor or at least receiving an exemption from prosecution – something Mr. Putin granted his predecessor, Boris Yeltsin, in 1999.
Simon Sebag Montefiore
You are controlling because I want you to do it, not because of the situation or what needs to be done.
Keith Miller
I think I have been able to slow down a little bit and really work on different things… I think I improved on being a leader on the court. Controlling the game, controlling the pace… that is where I have grown.
Michael Carter-Williams
One of the things that made the Internet so explosive and such an economic and intellectual force is because of the free-market enterprise in a country like the U.S. controlling access to it.
Ted Yoho